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Introduction to Physical Science

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Edition:
11th
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9780618697892

ISBN10:
0618697896
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

An Introduction to Physical Science presents a survey of the physical sciences--physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology--for non-science majors. Topics are treated both descriptively and quantitatively, providing flexibility for instructors who wish to emphasize a highly descriptive approach, a highly quantitative approach, or anything in between. The Eleventh Edition includes new content and features that help students better visualize concepts, master basic math, and practice problem solving. In response to instructor feedback, new end-of-chapter problems appear throughout the text, sections on astronomy have been updated, and a review of basic math is now available on the Student Web Site. A dynamic technology package accompanies the text. With SMARTHINKING live, online tutoring, students can get tutorial support during peak study hours. For instructors, a new Blackboard/WebCT course, along with HM ClassPrep and HM Testing resources, provide course management tools that help make class preparation and assessment more efficient and effective. The new edition is available in both hardcover and--at a reduced price-- paperback versions, giving students flexible options to meet their needs. New! The end-of-chapter material features Visual Connections that challenge students to demonstrate relationships between key concepts by asking them to create a diagram or concept map. Matching Questions test students\' ability to match appropriate statements with key terms. Fill-in-the-Blank Questions and Multiple Choice Questions are keyed to the appropriate chapter section. New! A review of basic math is available on the Student Web Site. With step-by-step tutorials of basic math concepts, the review enables students to quickly attain the level of competency necessary for success in the course. Problems and exercises follow each tutorial, allowing students to test themselves on what they have learned. New! The Blackboard/WebCT course contains a transition guide from the Tenth Edition to the Eleventh Edition, PowerPoint slides with lecture notes and art from the text, and support for the lab manual. New! Hardcover and softcover versions of the text are available, providing students with flexible options to meet their needs. Updated! The leading three astronomy chapters have been rearranged for better continuity and more even coverage. Chapter 15, "Place and Time," has been placed first to provide better continuity with Chapters 16 and 17. Chapter 16, "The Solar System," now focuses mainly on the planets, while material on planet moons, comets, and asteroids has been moved to Chapter 17, "Moons and Other Solar System Objects." Updated! Located at the end of each chapter, On the Web exercises require students to use Internet resources to research topics, explore concepts, and solve problems. Follow-up links have been updated on the Student Web Site.

Table of Contents

Note. Each chapter includes Key Terms; Matching, Multiple-Choice, Fill in the Blank, and Short-Answer Questions; Visual Connection; Applying Your Knowledge; Exercises; Answers to Confidence Exercises; Answers to Questions; and On the Web
Measurement
The Physical Sciences
The Scientific Method and Attitude Highlight: The "Face" on Mars
The Senses
Standard Units and Systems of Units A Spotlight On: Fundamental Quantities
More on the Metric System
Derived Units and Conversion Factors Highlight: Is Unit Conversion Important? It Sure Is.
Significant Figures
Motion
Defining Motion
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration Highlight: Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Acceleration in Uniform Circular Motion
Projectile Motion
Force and Motion
Force and Net Force
Newton\'s First Law of Motion
Newton\'s Second Law of Motion
Newton\'s Third Law of Motion
Newton\'s Law of Gravitation Highlight: The "Fourth Law of Motion": The Automobile Air Bag A Spotlight On: Newton\'s Laws of Motion Highlight: Some Effects of Apparent Weightlessness on the Human Body
Momentum
Work and Energy
Work
Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
Power
Forms and Sources of Energy Highlight: Fill It Up...with Hydrogen
Temperature and Heat
Temperature
Heat Highlight: Freezing from the Top Down
Specific Heat and Latent Heat
Heat Transfer
Phases of Matter
The Kinetic Theory of Gases Highlight: Hot Gases: Aerosol Cans and Popcorn
Thermodynamics
Waves
Waves and Energy Propagation
Wave Properties
Electromagnetic Waves
Sound Waves Highlight: Noise Exposure Limit
The Doppler Effect
Standing Waves and Resonance
Optics and Wave Effects
Reflection
Refraction and Dispersion
Spherical Mirrors Highlight: The Rainbow: Dispersion and Internal Reflection
Lenses
Polarization
Diffraction and Interference Highlight: Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charge and Current Highlight: Photocopiers
Voltage and Electrical Power
Simple Electric Circuits and Electrical Safety
Magnetism Highlight: Electrical Safety
Electromagnetism Highlight: Physics "Factinos"
Atomic Physics
Early Concepts of the Atom
The Dual Nature of Light Highlight: Albert Einstein
Bohr Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
Microwave Ovens, X-Rays, and Lasers Highlight: Fluorescence and Phosphorescence
Heisenberg\'s Uncertainty Principle
Matter Waves Highlight: Electron Microscopes
The Electron Cloud Model of the Atom A Spotlight On: The Changing Model of the Atom
Nuclear Physics
Symbols of the Elements
The Atomic Nucleus
Radioactivity and Half-Life A Spotlight On: At
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