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Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

by Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Third book in the Life of Fred Fractions to Pre-Algebra Series.

  • Numerals
  • 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
  • Pendulums
  • Oblate spheroids
  • Square roots
  • Normal forces
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Solving d = rt for r
  • Graphing points
  • Ordered pairs
  • Why rocks stop falling
  • Hunch-conjecture-theory-law
  • Simultaneity doesn't exist
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • How fossils and astronomy are connected
  • Hooke's 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
  • Slope
  • Physicists think that there isn't any work in holding a bowling ball
  • Kelvin temperature
  • Law of conservation of energy
  • Perpetual motion machines
  • Kilowatt-hours
  • Photosynthesis
  • Metric system
  • Gregorian calendar
  • Two ways to measure mass
  • Definition of pi
  • Inertia
  • Newton's first and second laws
  • Definition of pressure
  • Exponents
  • Density of neutron stars
  • Computing the mass of an iron atom
  • Cavalieri's principle
  • Pressure at a given depth
  • Buoyancy
  • Finding the volume of a desk lamp
  • Air has mass
  • Why 35-foot straws don't work
  • Gedankenexperiments
  • Elliptical constructions
  • Galvani and dead frogs that twitch
  • Schematic drawings in electrical circuits
  • Electrons per second in an ampere
  • Ohm's law
  • Batteries in series
  • Computing resistance in parallel circuits
  • Dangers of electricity—Thomas Merton
  • History of the atom
  • Principal quantum number
  • Orbital quantum number
  • Orbital magnetic quantum number
  • Spin magnetic quantum number
  • Positron
Sku #: 1907

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