Author: Miriam Lazar
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
(back cover) An ideal companion to high school physics textbooks, this volume covers all topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents for the physics exam. For Students: Practice and review questions with answer keys Subject review covers all physics topics that appear on the Regents exam Includes a full-length Regents exam with answer key For Teachers: A valuable classroom supplement to the main textbook and a lesson planning aid A helpful source of practice and test questions
The Physical Setting
Author: Miriam A. Lazar
Category: High schools
Like all titles in Barron's Let's Review Series, this updated book reviews subject material, offers practice questions, and makes an ideal companion to high school textbooks. Its special focus is on preparation for the physics exam that is given throughout New York State under the direction of the Board of Regents. Topics reviewed include motion, forces and Newton's laws, vector quantities and applications, circular motion and gravitation, properties of matter, electric current and circuits, electromagnetism, waves and sound, light and optics, solid-state physics and semiconductors, modern physics, nuclear energy, and much more. Also included are recent New York State Regents exams in physics with answers.
Author: Lawrence S. Leff
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
"Includes two actual recent New York State Regents exams with answers"--Cover.
Author: Amy Johnson
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
REA's Crash Course for the AP® Physics 1 Exam Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time About this new exam: The AP Physics 1 course focuses on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. REA's all-new AP Physics 1 Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Physics 1 exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Physics 1 is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the new AP® Physics 1 course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Written by an AP® Physics teacher, the targeted review prepares students for the new test by focusing on the new framework concepts and learning objectives tested on the redesigned AP® Physics 1 exam. Easy-to-read review chapters in outline format cover all the topics tested on the new exam: kinematics; dynamics; Newton's laws; circular motion and universal law of gravitation; work, energy, and conservation of energy; rotational motion; DC circuits; mechanical waves and sound; and more. The book also features must-know terms all AP® Physics students should know before test day. Expert Test-taking Strategies With our Crash Course, you can study the subject faster, learn the crucial material, and boost your AP® score all in less time. Our author shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! FREE Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Physics 1 student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Physics 1!
Author: John McGeehan,Eugene Resnick,Morris Gall
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
This updated edition of Let's Review U.S. History and Government provides an overview of American history in its totality, starting with the Colonial era and concluding with recent significant events. This edition presents: Summaries of key topics with maps, charts, and illustrations Review exercises consisting of questions with answers A detailed chronology of major events in American history Thumbnail biographies of notable Americans A glossary of history terms and an extensive index Also presented is the latest New York State Regents U.S. History and Government Exam with answers.
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.
Author: Stephen Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.
Author: Blake Crouch
Publisher: Broadway Books
A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy. “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Basic Books
What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
Author: Gary Rubinstein
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
This updated book prepares students for the new Algebra I (Common Core) exam. Let's Review Algebra I is an ideal companion to high school textbooks and covers all Algebra I topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents. Features include: In-depth Regents exam preparation, including two recent Algebra I Regents exams and answer keys Easy to read topic summaries Step-by-step demonstrations and examples Review of all Algebra I topics Hundreds of sample questions with fully explained answers for practice and review, and more. Teachers can also use this book to plan lessons and as a helpful resource for practice, homework, and test questions.
In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Author: Susan Casey
Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes “a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in what remains to be discovered” (Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History). In this grand poetic vision of the universe, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies reality—and our place within it. Reality is not what you think or sense—it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. With his trademark wit and accessible style, Krauss leads us to realms so small that they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of remarkable scientists who have helped unravel the unexpected fabric of reality with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we see—and can’t see—came about. A passionate advocate for reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrational—and the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and explores what that means for our lives here on Earth—and beyond. At its core, The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far is about the best of what it means to be human—an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question, “Why are we here?”
An Official Minecraft Novel
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
Category: Juvenile Fiction
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed. “A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.”—NPR Collect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary
An Overview of the New Physics
Author: Gary Zukav
Publisher: Harper Collins
“The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times Gary Zukav’s timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling masterpiece, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, is arguably the most widely acclaimed introduction to quantum physics ever written. Scientific American raves: “Zukav is such a skilled expositor, with such an amiable style, that it is hard to imagine a layman who would not find his book enjoyable and informative.” Accessible, edifying, and endlessly entertaining, The Dancing Wu Li Masters is back in a beautiful new edition—and the doors to the fascinating, dazzling, remarkable world of quantum physics are opened to all once again, no previous mathematical or technical expertise required.
Regents Physics Made Easy : the Physical Setting
Author: Sharon H. Welcher
Physics in simple, clear, easy language, explaining step by step how to solve physics problems. Hundreds of questions with worked out solutions. Over 500 additional regents-type practice questions. Based on the NY State Physical Setting/Physics Core Curriculum. Covers all the topics on the NY State Physics Regents. Recent Regents Exams included. Great preparation for physics exams. This book is written by Sharon H. Welcher,the author of High Marks: Regents Chemistry Made Easy, which has sold over 95,000 copies.
Biology, the Living Environment
Author: Gregory Scott Hunter
This updated biology review book covers all topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents and serves as a valuable companion to high school biology textbooks. Two comprehensive study units cover the following material-- Unit One explains the process of scientific inquiry, including the understanding of natural phenomena and laboratory testing in biology Unit Two focuses on specific biological concepts, including cell function and structure, the chemistry of living organisms, genetic continuity, the interdependence of living things, the human impact on ecosystems, and several other pertinent topics Question sets are included in each section of the book and are accompanied by explanations of answers and wrong choices. Two recent Regents exams are also included with all questions answered. The book also features teachers' guidelines for developing New York State standards-based learning units.
Author: Gary M. Rubenstein
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
Let's Review Algebra II offers high school students in New York State advance preparation for the new Common Core Regents Exam in Algebra II. Each chapter covers different exam topics and includes practice exercises in each chapter. The book concludes with two of the first actual Regents exams administered for the updated Algebra II core curriculum. Answers are provided for all questions. Topics covered in this book include Polynomial Functions, Exponents and Equations, Transformation of Functions, Trigonometric Functions and their Graphs, Using Sine and Cosine, and much more.
The Physical Setting
Author: Thomas McGuire
This lab manual provides Skill Sheets and includes traditional lab exercises as well as inquiry-based lab activities.