Cartoon Guide to Physics CD-ROM for Windows and Mac

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9780062790132: Cartoon Guide to Physics CD-ROM for Windows and Mac
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See how gravity affects falling objects. Find out what constant acceleration means. This CD-ROM by Larry Gonick and Art Huffman makes the subject of physics approachable and fun. With Lucy the live astronaut and her cartoon sidekick Ringo as guides, you'll experience the principles of physics in action. System Requirements: 486/33MHz processor or better; Windows 3.1; 4MB RAM (8MB recommended); 5MB free HD space; 14" SVGA monitor; 256 color or higher graphics card; double speed CD-ROM drive; MPC-compatible sound card; speakers; keyboard; mouse.

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It's been said that before physics students can fly with Feynman they need to walk with Halliday and Resnick. Those of us who are still toddling along, however, need Larry Gonick. Gonick's characteristically quirky drawings are teamed with physicist Art Huffman's prose to produce lessons like this: picture Sir Isaac Newton driving a Mack truck labeled "Big Inertia." Ike is talking into a CB radio, saying: "Breaker one nine: force overcomes inertia and produces acceleration. Do you read?" As the jacket copy says, "If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit-card bill--if you imagine that Ohm's law dictates how long to meditate--if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car," here's the book for you. --Mary Ellen Curtin

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The perfect product for this medium, The Cartoon Guide to Physics on CD-ROM, based on the bestselling book, puts the user in the driver's seat. Highly interactive, it uses spectacular graphics to explain how gravity affects falling objects, what constant acceleration really means, and other previously un-graspable concepts in physics.

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Larry Gonick; Human Code
Published by Collins Educational (1996)
ISBN 10: 0062790137 ISBN 13: 9780062790132
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