Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics




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by Stanley Schmidt

Note: This book was formerly titled Life of Fred: Elementary Physics. The content is exactly the same. Only the title has changed.

The Human Face of Elementary Physics

Fred does physics before algebra.

Learn . . .

How ducks and cows pronounce μ differently

Why no one can weigh 55 kilograms

How Kingie could move a safe that Superman couldn't

. . . and even some elementary physics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy

Join Fred and learn the basics of elementary physics:

Making models
Nineteen conversion factor problems
Area of a rectangle
Friction independent of speed
Constants of Proportionality
Exact speed of light
Continuous and discrete variables
Story of the meter
Oblate spheroids
Square roots
Normal forces
Coefficient of friction
Solving d = rt for r
Graphing points
Ordered pairs
Why rocks stop falling
Simultaneity doesnít exist
Inductive and deductive reasoning
How fossils and astronomy are connected
Hookeís law
Three meanings of plastic
Static vs. kinetic friction
Nine forms of energy
Energy Cards game
Experimentally finding the coefficient of static friction without knowing the weight of the object
Resolving a vector into its components
Addition of vectors
Similar triangles
Physicists think that there isnít any work in holding a bowling ball
Kelvin temperature
Law of conservation of energy
Perpetual motion machines
Metric system
Gregorian calendar
Two ways to measure mass
Definition of pi
Newtonís first and second laws
Definition of pressure
Density of neutron stars
Computing the mass of an iron atom
Cavalieriís principle
Pressure at a given depth
Finding the volume of a desk lamp
Air has mass
Why 35-foot straws donít work
Elliptical constructions
Galvani and dead frogs that twitch
Schematic drawings in electrical circuits
Electrons per second in an ampere
Ohmís law
Batteries in series
Computing resistance in parallel circuits
Dangers of electricityóThomas Merton
History of the atom
Principal quantum number
Orbital quantum number
Orbital magnetic quantum number
Spin magnetic quantum number

288 pages

ISBN: 978-1-937032-22-7