Physical Science

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/10/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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
Light Chemistry
Atoms and Periodic Properties
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Water and Solutions
Organic Chemistry
Nuclear Reactions Astronomy
The Universe
The Solar System
Earth in Space Earth Science
Rocks and Minerals
Plate Tectonics
Building Earth's Surface
Shaping Earth's Surface
Geologic Time
Atmosphere of Earth
Weather and Climate
Earth's Waters
Mathematical Review
Solubilities Chart
Relative Humidity Table
Solutions to Follow-UP Examples
Solutions for Group A Parallel Exercises
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