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  1. Ghada Ghada says:

    I picked up this book in my first year of undergraduate physics and loved it Post graduation and I still feel the same way.It is a fun book full of practical yet out of the box physics MCQ type mini challenges The humorous writing style makes it easy to comprehend different and sometimes complex physics concepts It is suitable for anybody who is interested in physics, and does not require an aptitude in mathematics to understand the solutions in fact, there was barely any math in it at al I picked up this book in my first year of undergraduate physics and loved it Post graduation and I still feel the same way.It is a fun book full of practical yet out of the box physics MCQ type mini challenges The humorous writing style makes it easy to comprehend different and sometimes complex physics concepts It is suitable for anybody who is interested in physics, and does not require an aptitude in mathematics to understand the solutions in fact, there was barely any math in it at all I consider this book to be one of those essential and timeless fun physics books that should be on the shelf of physics students and teachers Buy it Trust me, you won t regret it


  2. Dane Bell Dane Bell says:

    Overall great This book is just an intuitive overview of various areas of physics, such as momentum, light, and particles, given through virtually math free multiple choice questions with thorough explanations of the answers If you read it, I recommend you follow the author s advice and try to have both an answer in mind and an explanation for why you think it s right before reading the explanation Otherwise, it s too easy to let hindsight bias tell you you already knew the answer when you re Overall great This book is just an intuitive overview of various areas of physics, such as momentum, light, and particles, given through virtually math free multiple choice questions with thorough explanations of the answers If you read it, I recommend you follow the author s advice and try to have both an answer in mind and an explanation for why you think it s right before reading the explanation Otherwise, it s too easy to let hindsight bias tell you you already knew the answer when you really didn t.The parts I already had a firm grasp on were entertaining and made me think about them a little differently The parts I didn t have a good intuitive understanding of, e.g transfer of kinetic energy, the trade off of time and speed, etc., it helped waythan the lists of equations you usually see I wish I d known about this book and read it when I was in high school As good as it was, I admit there were some parts I read and reread and thought about and then reread again and still didn t get


  3. Pvw Pvw says:

    Without using mathematical formulas, Epstein and Hewitt explain fundamental concepts of physics They do so in a question answer structure and encourage the reader to ponder the problem intensely, before checking the solution Generally, each page contains one question and the answer on the back once you flip it.Illustrated with simple but clarifying drawings, the book looks a lot simpler than it actually is In fact, many solutions are surprisingly counter intuitive and certainly not easy But Without using mathematical formulas, Epstein and Hewitt explain fundamental concepts of physics They do so in a question answer structure and encourage the reader to ponder the problem intensely, before checking the solution Generally, each page contains one question and the answer on the back once you flip it.Illustrated with simple but clarifying drawings, the book looks a lot simpler than it actually is In fact, many solutions are surprisingly counter intuitive and certainly not easy But that is what the authors want to teach to think rationally, like a physicist, instead of following false intuitions or common misconceptions.This is the book you would want to have read at fourteen But believe me, even at a later age it is challenging and entertaining


  4. Omar Omar says:

    Had some fun reading this, although to the lay minded person some of the answers will not make senseLike the 3 bergs questionlol


  5. Reinhardt Reinhardt says:

    A great book to think through a high school physics course or college course for that matter It covers the same areas a physics textbook would cover in the same order, but in an entirely question answer format, or I should say, question explanation.The questions are carefully thought out to provide illuminating examples The explanations aim to create a true understanding of the physics behind the math There is no math in this book, are almost none.It is particularly good in the mechanics, k A great book to think through a high school physics course or college course for that matter It covers the same areas a physics textbook would cover in the same order, but in an entirely question answer format, or I should say, question explanation.The questions are carefully thought out to provide illuminating examples The explanations aim to create a true understanding of the physics behind the math There is no math in this book, are almost none.It is particularly good in the mechanics, kinematics, dynamics section the real world kind of physics that you can visualize Once it gets into electromagnetics, and God help us, quantum mechanics and relativity, common sense is an impediment to understanding It still offers illuminating explanations, but you really need some physics background to wade into that territory.It ends with a several page long Get Off My Lawn rant that is both funny and mostly true, but out of place in a physics book He seems to be under the impression that if physicists ran the world, all would be well It s all those dang humanities majors He makes a swack of valid complaints, but the solution is not to turn the world over to scientists


  6. Julia Julia says:

    I have to say stright up that there were things I did not understand, probably the consequence of a poor education system or maybe I m just not too bright Nonetheless the book is amazing It explains phenomena in physics in such a poignant and descriptive way that it all starts to make muchsense I think I loved his comparisons most of all His ELI5 technique is amazing I felt like my inner child finally understood a lot of what I should have learned 10 15 years ago I really do recommen I have to say stright up that there were things I did not understand, probably the consequence of a poor education system or maybe I m just not too bright Nonetheless the book is amazing It explains phenomena in physics in such a poignant and descriptive way that it all starts to make muchsense I think I loved his comparisons most of all His ELI5 technique is amazing I felt like my inner child finally understood a lot of what I should have learned 10 15 years ago I really do recommend reading it as early as possible because it can cultivate a love for science that will probably stick around for the rest of your life I wish just one of my Physics teachers tried to explain with such care at least a portion of what Epstein talks about in the book It was as if I was talking to a real person and this person was patient and well spoken It feels like a child s book and at the same time it also feels like there needn t be an age limit at all The main purpose is to deliver an understanding about our world and our universe Can t recommend it enough


  7. Derek Schlenker Derek Schlenker says:

    Great read for someone with a non technical background looking for a way to understand how the world is working around them Also a fun book for those with a physics background to apply theory to the real world Something my education sometimes did a poor job of doing Don t read it end to end Just read up on topics you are interested in.


  8. Chris Chris says:

    This is an exceptional book for learning and teaching physics It makes learning physics fun The book introduces the material of a first year course in high school but makes it accessible for self learning in the form of questions with cartoons which stimulate thought followed by explanations.


  9. Angelina Angelina says:

    Though, I rated it 3 stars I thought it was in between 3 4 because it was a great book however reading it took a long time This book has a lot of information, and it includes the fundamentals of physics and different aspects of physics such as Quantum, Mechanics, Atomic, Astronomic etc.


  10. Paul Paul says:

    A question and answer introduction to physical phenomena mechanics, fluids, electromagnetism, relativity, and light Enjoyable but a bit uneven, too much time is spent on the earlier mechanics stuff.


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