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Reading Physics

A Guide to Understanding Basic Classical Mechanics without Mathematical Expressions

by Jae Jun Kim, Ph.D.


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2023
Pages: 250
ISBN-10: 1627344284
ISBN-13: 9781627344289
Categories: Physics & ChemistryMathematics


This book was written to help college students understand physics without complicated math. Each year thousands of college students pursuing business and humanities degrees find themselves taking a course in introductory physics. But many will have serious trouble solving physics problems because they do not have enough experience using mathematical equations. Understanding physics is challenging without a strong math background, but not impossible. Unlike other introductions to physics, this book explains the basic concepts in classical mechanics with a minimal amount mathematical expressions so new students can spend their time learning physics, not math. The result is not only a better understanding of physics, but possibly a better grade. This study guide covers the three aspects of classical mechanics: basics of motion, rules for gravitational interaction among two or more objects, and rotational motion. The bottom line is that this book was written to help students better understand the mathematical parts of undergraduate classical mechanics so they can concentrate on learning physics, not math.


Sooner or later we all realize that physics lies at the foundations of all science, and to understand the world around us we must know some physics. But we are not all fond of math, so what to do? Read this book! It will help you understand the basics of motion, which is where all physics begins, without any mathematics at all. Simply explained in simple prose, the ideas shine through for anyone to grasp. Highly recommended.
---Milind Purohit, Dean, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Former Dept. Chair, Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of South Carolina

About the Author

Jae was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States in 1999. After studying physics at the University of South Carolina, he joined South Carolina Department of Education, a state government agency, as an analyst researching educational data. Although he loves to be a part of the agency, he could not keep his passion towards physics inside. In the end, Jae began to teach physics as an adjunct faculty at Midlands Technical College and Claflin University, where he was inspired to write Reading Physics helping students understand classical mechanics better. Jae has been actively working on theoretical neutrino phenomenology too.