Physics An Illustrated Guide to Science by The Diagram Group


Physics An Illustrated Guide to Science by The Diagram Group

Physics: An Illustrated Guide to Science is one of eight volumes of Facts On File's new Science Visual Resources set. Containing five sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, Biology is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations. The five sections include: Forces - provides an overview of Newton's laws of motion and gravity. It also describes the physics of simple machines and explains the distinction between the concepts of heat and work; Energy - examines the concept of energy in more detail. This section covers thermal conduction, radiation, and convection, as well as describes changes in energy type. The industrial production of energy as well as possible sources of renewable energy are also described here; Waves, Sound, and Light - is concerned with the wave motion of light and sound energy. The principles of superposition, interference, diffraction, polarization, and reflection are covered in this section. There is also a survey of lenses and optical instruments; and Electricity - details the basic concepts of electrical energy and magnetism. Subjects covered in this section include induction, electrostatics, electric current, electromotive force, electrolysis, transformers, and electric motors. It also includes: Electronics - is an overview of the practical issues involved in the design of devices that control the flow of electrons or other charged particles. It includes a comprehensive guide to circuit symbols, a look at microprocessors, and a thorough grounding in circuit logic.

About the Author

The Diagram Group has produced over 360 titles containing 41,000 pages of integrated text and illustrations. Recent titles that the Diagram Group has published with are Chemistry Experiments On File[trademark], Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Weather and Climate On File[trademark], and Marine Science On File[trademark], all for Facts On File.

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208 pages


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Publication date

15th July 2006



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