The Manga Guide to Physics

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Follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll learn how to apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems, determine how objects will move after a collision, draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry, and calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases. If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.

  • 248 Pages
  • Ages 9+

"Overall, we found the books absolutely amazing for teaching complex ideas and theories to people of nearly any age."
—Physics Today

"I found the cartoon approach of this book so compelling and its story so endearing that I recommend that every teacher of introductory physics, in both high school and college, consider using it."
—American Journal of Physics

"This is a perfect introduction to four key physics concepts–law of action and reaction, force and motion, momentum, and energy–especially for fans of anime and manga."
—School Library Journal