# Life of Fred Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics

**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

Interested in famous people? In PreAlgebra 0 with Physics you will find:

Democritus, Isaac Newton, Henri Becquerel, J. J. Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, Arnold Sommerfeld, Louis de Broglie, C. J. Divisson and L. H. Germer, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Carl David Anderson

Unlike all other math programs, this one also has:

• Krypton vs. kryptonite

• Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1620

• Hard c and soft c

• How ducks pronounce mu

• Four ways to stretch a spring

• Calamari spaghetti

• Poetry of Christina Rossetti

• Most filmed spot in the world

• Getting grass stains out of pants

• How you know you have a liver

• Why cramming doesn’t work well

• Special glass in auto windshields

• 80-pound rubber ducky

• Official rules of golf

• Advantages of cerebrospinal fluid

• You are alive because ice floats

• How water fountains work

• Birds sitting on high-voltage power lines

• How to buy a cafe

• Placing question marks at the end of a quotation

• Why we wear clothes on days ending in y

• Museums in New York City

Answers are included in the textbook.