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Scientific Review of The Cartoon Guide to Physics

Scientific Review of "The Cartoon Guide to Physics"

I read this book called, "The Cartoon Guide to Physics." In this book the author explains how the law of physics work and the cartoonist gives a visual explanation which helped me understand how the equation works, since I'm a visual person. This paper is about a book titled "The Cartoon Guide to Physics." This book explains complicated physics equations using cartoons. This approach helped me a great deal because I understand things better if I can picture them in my mind. This book was very good for me because I could see the equation and read it at the same time which is very helpful.

This book talked about all kinds of problems and situations used in the study of physics. Almost everything on this earth revolves around physics. Examples of Motion like birds flying, tress falling, and this world revolving. The whole universe is in motion.

Because of this book I understood the law of motion and the equation, which this book gave an example of, such as D=V(T). D= for distance, V=for Velocity (speed), and T= for Time. The author explains this by using the motion of a car. I also understood the concepts of how "natural" motion of Celestial objects like the moon and stars was Circular, while Terrestrial objects like apples, rocks, and I tend "naturally" to fall down. If the moon naturally moves in a circle, we don't need any gravity to explain its motion. But when earthly objects fall, it comes to rest unless some force pushes them sideways. Galileo claims that no force is needed to keep an object in a uniform, straight-line motion. Things cannot travel in a straight line forever because the force of friction slows it down. Isaac Newton summarized Galileo's idea. Newton's First Law: an object at rest tends to stay at rest. An object in motion tends to continue in motion at constant speed in a straight line. This means that if there were no forces, objects would move with constant velocity.

Newton's Second law: F=m(a), the more force on an object, the more it accelerates. But the more massive it is, the more it resists acceleration. This means that if I push a grocery cart with a lot of force, the faster the cart would go. But if I try to push a building, the...

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