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Conceptual Physical Science

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9780673463791

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Pub. Date:
1/1/1994
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Summary

Conceptual Physical Science, Third Edition takes learning physical science to a new level by combining HewittÕs leading conceptual approach and friendly writing style in a new edition that provides stronger integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of new media resources to help readers. The dynamic new media program includes hundreds of animations and interactive tutorials developed specifically for students taking physical science courses. Media references throughout the book point readers to additional online help. KEY TOPICS The bookÕs consistent, high-quality coverage includes five new chapters on chemistry, astronomy, and earth science for an even more balanced approach to physical science. For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in physical science.

Table of Contents

Conceptual Physical Science Photo Album x
To the Student xi
To the Instructor xii
Acknowledgments xvii
Prologue: About Science 1(1)
Mathematics and Scientific Measurements
2(5)
The Scientific Method
7(1)
The Scientific Attitude
8(2)
Science, Art, and Religion
10(1)
Science and Technology
11(1)
Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Astronomy
12(3)
PART 1 Mechanics 15(124)
Motion
16(18)
Speed
17(3)
Velocity
20(3)
Acceleration
23(2)
Free Fall
25(9)
Newton's Laws of Motion
34(23)
Newton's First Law of Motion
35(4)
Newton's Second Law of Motion
39(8)
Newton's Third Law of Motion
47(10)
Momentum and Energy
57(24)
Momentum
57(1)
Impulse Changes Momentum
58(4)
Conservation of Momentum
62(2)
Energy
64(1)
Work
65(1)
Work Changes Energy
66(4)
Kinetic Energy and Momentum Compared
70(1)
Conservation of Energy
70(2)
Power
72(1)
Machines
73(3)
Sources of Energy
76(5)
Gravity and Satellite Motion
81(30)
The Universal Law of Gravity
82(5)
Tides
87(1)
Weight and Weightlessness
88(2)
Projectile Motion
90(7)
Satellite Motion
97(6)
Energy Conservation and Satellite Motion
103(2)
Escape Speed
105(6)
Fluid Mechanics
111(28)
Density
111(2)
Pressure
113(3)
Buoyancy in a Liquid
116(1)
Archimedes' Principle
117(2)
Flotation
119(1)
Pressure in a Gas
120(2)
Atmospheric Pressure
122(6)
Buoyancy in a Gas
128(1)
Bernoulli's Principle
129(10)
PART 2 Heat 139(60)
Thermal Energy
140(21)
Temperature
141(1)
Heat
142(2)
Quantity of Heat
144(1)
Specific Heat Capacity
144(3)
Thermal Expansion
147(1)
Change of Phase
148(13)
Heat Transfer
161(20)
Conduction
161(2)
Convection
163(4)
Radiation
167(4)
Newton's Law of Cooling
171(1)
The Greenhouse Effect
172(1)
Solar Power
173(1)
Global Warming
174(3)
The Thermos Bottle
177(4)
Thermodynamics
181(18)
Absolute Zero
181(2)
Thermal Energy
183(1)
First Law of Thermodynamics
183(3)
Second Law of Thermodynamics
186(4)
Energy and Changes of Phase
190(4)
Order Tends to Disorder
194(1)
Entropy
195(4)
PART 3 Electricity and Magnetism 199(48)
Electricity
200(27)
Electric Force and Charge
200(5)
Electric Field
205(2)
Electric Potential
207(3)
Voltage Sources
210(1)
Electric Current
211(1)
Electrical Resistance
212(4)
Electric Circuits
216(4)
Electric Power
220(7)
Magnetism
227(20)
Magnetic Poles
228(1)
Magnetic Fields
229(2)
Magnetic Domains
231(1)
Electric Currents and Magnetic Fields
232(2)
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges
234(3)
Electromagnetic Induction
237(3)
Generators and Alternating Current
240(2)
Power Production
242(1)
Field Induction
243(4)
PART 4 Sound and Light 247(90)
Sound Waves
248(28)
Vibrations and Waves
248(2)
Wave Motion
250(1)
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
251(1)
Sound Waves
252(2)
Reflection of Sound
254(1)
Refraction of Sound
255(2)
Forced Vibrations
257(1)
Resonance
257(2)
Interference
259(4)
Doppler Effect
263(1)
Wave Barriers and Bow Waves
264(2)
Shock Waves and the Sonic Boom
266(2)
Musical Sounds
268(8)
Light Waves
276(30)
Electromagnetic Spectrum
276(2)
Transparent and Opaque Materials
278(3)
Color
281(11)
Diffraction
292(2)
Interference
294(4)
Polarization
298(8)
Properties of Light
306(31)
Reflection
306(4)
Refraction
310(3)
Dispersion
313(3)
Total Internal Reflection
316(3)
Lenses
319(8)
Wave-Particle Duality
327(10)
PART 5 The Atom 337(60)
Atomic Structure
338(20)
The Elements
338(2)
The Electron
340(3)
The Atomic Nucleus
343(1)
Protons and Neutrons
344(2)
Bohr's Planetary Model of the Atom
346(3)
Particles as Waves
349(3)
Electron Wave-Cloud Model of the Atom
352(1)
The Quantum Model: Atomic Orbitals
353(5)
The Nucleus and Radioactivity
358(21)
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Rays
359(3)
The Nucleus
362(1)
Isotopes
363(1)
The Strong Nuclear Force
364(1)
Half-Life
365(1)
Natural Transmutation of Elements
366(3)
Artificial Transmutation of Elements
369(1)
Isotopic Dating
370(3)
Effects of Radiation on Humans
373(6)
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
379(18)
Nuclear Fission
379(3)
Nuclear Fission Reactors
382(3)
Mass-Energy Relationship
385(3)
Nuclear Fusion
388(1)
Controlling Fusion
389(8)
PART 6 Chemistry 397(134)
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
398(26)
A Brief History of Modern Chemistry
398(8)
Physical and Chemical Properties
406(1)
Elements and Compounds
407(2)
Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Compounds
409(7)
Chemical Mixtures
416(2)
Classification of Matter
418(6)
The Periodic Table
424(26)
Organizing the Elements
425(3)
Atomic Groups
428(9)
Atomic Shells
437(4)
Periodic Trends
441(2)
Chemical Bonding and the Periodic Table
443(7)
Chemical Interactions
450(26)
Types of Chemical Interactions
451(6)
Phases of Matter
457(1)
Special Properties of Water
458(3)
Surface Tension and Capillary Action
461(2)
Solutions
463(13)
Chemical Reactions
476(31)
The Chemical Equation
477(1)
Energy and Chemical Reactions
478(4)
Chemical Equilibrium
482(5)
Acids and Bases
487(6)
Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
493(5)
Atomic and Formula Masses
498(3)
Avogadro's Number and the Mole
501(6)
Organic Chemistry
507(24)
Hydrocarbons
508(5)
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
513(2)
Non-Carbon Atoms in Organic Molecules
515(1)
Alcohols, Ethers, and Amines
516(4)
Carbonyl-Containing Organic Molecules
520(4)
Biomolecules
524(7)
PART 7 Earth Science 531(144)
Rocks and Minerals
532(37)
Rocks
533(1)
Minerals
534(6)
Building Blocks of Rock-Forming Minerals
540(2)
Igneous Rocks
542(8)
Sedimentary Rocks
550(10)
Metamorphic Rocks
560(3)
The Rock Cycle
563(6)
Water and Surface Processes
569(27)
The Hydrologic Cycle
570(1)
Groundwater
571(6)
Groundwater and Topography
577(3)
The Quality of Water
580(2)
Surface Water
582(5)
Glaciers and Glaciation
587(9)
The Earth's Internal Properties
596(28)
Seismic Waves
597(1)
Earth's Internal Layers
598(4)
Structural Geology
602(6)
The Theory of Continental Drift
608(5)
The Theory of Plate Tectonics
613(11)
The Geologic Time Scale
624(23)
Relative Dating
625(2)
Radiometric Dating
627(3)
The Precambrian Era
630(1)
The Paleozoic Era
631(4)
The Mesozoic Era
635(3)
The Cenozoic Era
638(9)
Meteorology
647(28)
Evolution of Earth's Atmosphere
648(1)
Composition of Earth's Atmosphere
648(3)
Solar Energy
651(3)
Behavior of Air
654(3)
Movement of Air
657(4)
Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation
661(1)
Clouds
662(2)
Weather
664(4)
Weather Forecasting
668(7)
PART 8 Astronomy 675(72)
The Solar System
676(24)
The Moon
677(4)
Eclipses
681(3)
The Sun
684(4)
The Planets
688(7)
Asteroids, Meteorites, and Comets
695(5)
The Stars
700(21)
Birth of Stars
704(1)
Life of Stars
705(2)
Death of Stars
707(4)
Black Holes
711(3)
Galaxies
714(4)
Quasars
718(3)
Relativity and the Universe
721(26)
The Big Bang
722(1)
Space-Time
723(1)
Special Relativity
724(1)
Time Dilation
725(6)
Length Contraction
731(1)
Relativistic Mass
732(2)
General Relativity
734(7)
Our Expanding Universe
741(6)
Appendix I Systems of Measurement 747(5)
Appendix II Exponential Growth and Doubling Time 752(7)
Appendix III Vectors 759(6)
Glossary 765(18)
Photo Credits 783(2)
Index 785


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