Life of Fred Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics


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:
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
Oblate spheroids
Square roots
Normal forces
Coefficient of friction
Solving d = rt for r
Graphing points
Ordered pairs
Why rocks stop falling
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
Physicists think that there isn’t any work in holding a bowling ball
Kelvin temperature
Law of conservation of energy
Perpetual motion machines
Metric system
Gregorian calendar
Two ways to measure mass
Definition of pi
Newton’s first and second laws
Definition of pressure
Density of neutron stars
Computing the mass of an iron atom
Cavalieri’s principle
Pressure at a given depth
Finding the volume of a desk lamp
Air has mass
Why 35-foot straws don’t work
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
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.

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