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Forces and Motion, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Sophia Chen and Amy Graves, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Physics in Action
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646937349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-734-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2021
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

The term motion means a change in the position of a body with respect to time, as measured by a particular observer in a particular frame of reference. Until the end of the nineteenth century, Isaac Newton's laws of motion, which he posited as axioms or postulates in his famous Principia, were the basis of what has since become known as classical physics.

Filled with full-color and detailed figures, Forces and Motion, Third Edition explores these scientific topics and looks at how physics, through simple and general concepts, affects the way people live and how the world around them works. Each chapter focuses on a single aspect of force and motion, explaining these laws in accessible terms of the modern world.

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About the Author(s)

Sophia Chen is a science writer who has written about physical science, engineering, and data for publications including WIRED, Science, Quanta, and various publications of the American Physical Society. Her words are also spoken on the YouTube show Physics Girl. She has a master's degree in physics from the University of Arizona.

Amy Graves is a professor of physics at Swarthmore College. She graduated from Williams College in 1979 with a BA in physics and mathematics, and received her Ph.D. in physics in 1984 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has done collaborative research at Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her research interests include computer simulations of soft matter (jamming, active matter) systems, gender and science, and computational physics education. She has two wonderful sons, Murphy and Moses. She would like to dedicate this book to her mother and father.

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