The Manga Guide to Electricity

Author: Kazuhiro Fujitaki
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272982
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Science

Rereko is just your average high-school girl from Electopia, the land of electricity, but she's totally failed her final electricity exam! Now she has to go to summer school on Earth. And this time, she has to pass. Luckily, her ever-patient tutor Hikaru is there to help. Join them in the pages of The Manga Guide to Electricity as Rereko examines everyday electrical devices like flashlights, heaters, and circuit breakers, and learns the meaning of abstract concepts like voltage, potential, current, resistance, conductivity, and electrostatic force. The real-world examples that you'll find in The Manga Guide to Electricity will teach you: –What electricity is, how it works, how it's created, and how it can be used –The relationship between voltage, current, and resistance (Ohm's law) –Key electrical concepts like inductance and capacitance –How complicated components like transformers, semiconductors, diodes, and transistors work –How electricity produces heat and the relationship between current and magnetic fields If thinking about how electricity works really fries your brain, let The Manga Guide to Electricity teach you all things electrical in a shockingly fun way.

The Manga Guide to Relativity

Author: Hideo Nitta
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272722
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Uses the story in graphic novel format of a teenage boy and how he learns about relativity, introducing such concepts as inertial forces, time, and the equivalence principle.

The Manga Guide to Physics

Author: Hideo Nitta
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593273811
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Science

Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics—and improve her tennis game in the process! In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll 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 master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. You'll also 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 –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.

The Manga Guide to Statistics

Author: Shin Takahashi
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439587965
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Manga Guide to Statistics capitalizes on the international manga phenomenon. This first in a series of EduManga titles from No Starch Press (co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Japan), The Manga Guide to Statistics uses manga to introduce the reader to the world of statistics. Rather than learning from a dry textbook, readers follow the animated adventures of Rui and her teacher, Mamoru Yamamoto, as Rui interacts with a colorful cast of characters. The book consists of seven chapters, each containing a cartoon, text to supplement the cartoon, an exercise and answer section, and a summary. Readers learn about working with numerical and categorical data; probability; relationships between two variables; tests of independence; even how to perform calculations in Microsoft Excel. Other titles in the series will cover topics like databases, electricity, and physics.

The Manga Guide to the Universe

Author: Kenji Ishikawa
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272678
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Uses the story in graphic novel format of three girls in a drama club to discuss the universe, introducing such concepts as dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the big bang.

Network Know How

Author: John Ross
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593271916
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

A guide to creating a home computer network covers such topics as implementing network addressing, configuring network adapters and routers, sharing music and photos, automating household appliances, and troubleshooting.

The Manga Guide to Databases

Author: Mana Takahashi
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439587973
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

"Princess Ruruna and Cain Have a Problem: Their Fruit-Selling Empire is a Tangle of Conflicting and Duplicated Data, and Sorting the Melons from the Apples and Strawberries is Causing Real Difficulties. But What Can They Do?" "Why, Build a Relational Database of Course, With the Help of Tico, the Magical Database Fairy. Follow Along in the Manga Guide to Databases as Tico Teaches Ruruna and Cain How to Build a Database to Manage Their Kingdom's Sales, Merchandise, and Exports. You'll Learn How Databases Work and the Meaning of Terms Like Schemas, Keys, Normalization, and Transactions."--BOOK JACKET.

Japanese the Manga Way

Author: Wayne P. Lammers
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1880656906
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Japanese difficult? Study boring? Not if you use a "real manga, a real Japanese" approach to learning.