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Physical Science, Eighth Edition, is a straightforward, easy-to-read, but substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. It is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more physical science courses. It offers exceptional, straight-forward writing, complimented with useful pedagogical tools.Physical Scienceintroduces basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. No prior work in science is assumed. The text offers students complete coverage of the physical sciences with a level of explanation and detail appropriate for all students.The sequence of chapters inPhysical Scienceis flexible, and the instructor can determine topic sequence and depth of coverage as needed. The materials are also designed to support a conceptual approach, or a combined conceptual and problem-solving approach. With laboratory studies, the text contains enough material for the instructor to select a sequence for a two-semester course. It can also serve as a text in a one-semester physics and chemistry course.
Table of Contents
|What Is Science? Physics|
|Heat and Temperature|
|Wave Motions and Sound|
|Atoms and Periodic Properties|
|Water and Solutions|
|Nuclear Reactions Astronomy|
|The Solar System|
|Earth in Space Earth Science|
|Rocks and Minerals|
|Building Earth's Surface|
|Shaping Earth's Surface|
|Atmosphere of Earth|
|Weather and Climate|
|Relative Humidity Table|
|Solutions to Follow-UP Examples|
|Solutions for Group A Parallel Exercises|
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