Physics without math is written at a mathematical level that a bright 11 year old could understand. The subject matter is in enough debth that even students that have taken college physics before will gain new insights. Shapiro has a gift for showing the big picture where you really do follow the thought process. Most importantly however, if the book was dull, you would not read it even if it was very educational. This book is the one that I have been reading at night for fun. Now when I find that a book ends up on the bedside stand, and next to me while cooking, and at the table at meals...that book needs a positive review. Get this book, then after this one if you havent already read it get Hewett conceptual physics. If you enjoy reading science, then this book is for you.
Excellent book for the layman
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
I am a musician, a classical guitarist,and have always had an interest in science. I have recently become obsessed with physics, but have always been weak in math. This book, (and author), obviously had the pedagogical acumen to see this need in the public, and has addressed it. In fact, I got it from the library, and am here looking for it, becuase I realize I need to own it, and read it over and over. I plan on strenghtening my mathmatical weakness, but until I do, this book is giving me an increased understanding of classical physics, with a minimum of math, and a focus on illustrative examples to convey concepts. I am using these new understanding in my approach to playing, as a matter of fact. I only wish it wasn't $59.95. That is a bit of a surprise. But worth it.
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