9780321051660

Conceptual Physical Science : Explorations

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    9780321051660

  • ISBN10:

    0321051661

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
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Summary

Conceptual Physical Science: Explorations presents a clear and engaging introduction to physics, chemistry, astonomy, and earth sciences. The authors use analogies and everyday examples to clarify key concepts and help readers better understand the world around them. The book's consistent, high-quality coverage combines active learning with critical thinking exercises, hands-on experiments, review questions, and quantitative problems. Hands-On Explorations, found throughout the book, promote active learning by allowing readers to apply concepts they have learned. These easy-to-perform experiments, which use common household products, can be conducted at home. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and physics.

Table of Contents

About Science
2(13)
Part 1 Mechanics 15(118)
Newton's First Law of Motion-The Law of Inertia
16(18)
Newton's Second Law of Motion--Force and Acceleration
34(19)
Newton's Third Law of Motion--Action and Reaction
53(16)
Momentum
69(14)
Work and Energy
83(19)
Gravity
102(15)
Projectile and Satellite Motion
117(16)
Part 2 Heat 133(36)
Thermal Energy
134(17)
Heat Transfer and Change of Phase
151(18)
Part 3 Electricity and Magnetism 169(40)
Electricity
170(21)
Magnetism
191(18)
Part 4 Waves--Sound and Light 209(80)
Waves and Sound
210(24)
Light and Color
234(19)
Reflection and Refraction
253(20)
Properties of Light
273(16)
Part 5 The Atom 289(62)
Atoms and the Periodic Table
290(17)
Atomic Models
307(15)
Radioactivity
322(16)
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
338(13)
Part 6 Chemistry 351(184)
Elements of Chemistry
352(20)
Mixtures
372(16)
Chemical Bonding
388(22)
Molecular Mixing
410(15)
Acids and Bases
425(19)
Oxidation and Reduction
444(21)
Organic Compounds
465(23)
The Chemistry of Drugs
488(25)
Plastics
513(22)
Part 7 Earth Science 535(164)
Minerals and Their Formation
536(16)
Rocks
552(19)
The Architecture of the Earth
571(13)
Our Restless Planet
584(16)
Water on Our World
600(20)
Our Natural Landscape
620(18)
A Brief History of the Earth
638(21)
The Atmosphere, the Oceans, and Their Interactions
659(21)
Weather
680(19)
Part 8 Astronomy 699(39)
The Solar System
700(21)
The Stars
721(17)
Appendix A Systems of Measurement 738(4)
Appendix B Linear Motion 742(5)
Appendix C Vectors 747(5)
Appendix D Physics of Fluids 752(9)
Appendix E Exponential Growth and Doubling Time 761(5)
Appendix F Safety 766

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