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THE EASIEST WAY TO LEARN MAJOR PHYSICS CONCEPTS AND TERMS AT YOUR OWN PACE Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide helps you master the principles that govern not only our physical world, but all of space and time. This accessible and practical guide makes complex concepts such as energy, light, sound, color, electrical current, and gravity easy to digest and understand. The book's self-paced teaching style enables you to gradually build upon your knowledge as you answer questions, solve problems, and test your knowledge on physics topics. This fully-revised edition features new examples of modern applications of basic physics, streamlined explanations of central physics concepts, and an updated format designed to optimize your learning experience. This invaluable guide provides: A complete physics course presented in a flexible and easy-to-use format that helps you learn at your own pace Frequent questions and practice problems that increase your speed of learning and strengthen your comprehension and retention Self-tests with answers that let you monitor your progress and identify the areas you need to concentrate on Lists of chapter objectives and clear definitions of key terminology to ensure you fully grasp the material Optional sections containing all mathematical treatments and applications, giving you the flexibility to choose either a mathematical or non-mathematical approach Reader-friendly chapters that cover all major physics concepts and terms, including momentum and energy, atoms and molecules, diffraction and interference, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and reflection, refraction, and dispersion Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide is the perfect companion for high school or college students taking introduction to physics courses or needing to refresh their knowledge, and for anyone studying for standardized physics admission exams.