## Product Description

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:

• 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

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