Understanding Physics

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Understanding Physics is a non-fiction book written by Isaac Asimov, originally published in 1966. It is considered to be a reader-friendly informational guide regarding the fields of physics and chemistry, written for lay people. It is one of several science guides by Asimov.

The book is divided into three volumes, each of which have also been published separately as books. They are:

  • Motion, Sound, and Heat
  • Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
  • The Electron, Proton, and Neutron


  • Asimov, Isaac (1988) [1966]. Understanding Physics. New York: Buccaneer Books. ISBN 0-88029-251-2. 

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