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All of the Head First series are written in a new style, which is supposed to be more effective at teaching. There are many different kinds of things going on in the book, and for the most part the mix seems to work well.

I think this book provides a good background on physics, but it isn't going to make a physicist out of you. If we are lucky, maybe readers of this book will be better drivers on icy roads, as they will better appreciate how momentum works.

Successive refinement of models is a good thing for people to learn. Throwing in a little fluid mechanics was nice to see. Good assortment of demonstration problems.

Criticism:

Ummm, there is a slight hazard involved in firing cannons at an angle that is depressed from the horizon. :-) But, that is probably more of an engineering problem.

In summary, a good book.

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