9780471144403

Physics By Inquiry, Volume 1,

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471144403

  • ISBN10:

    0471144401

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-08-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

These volumes consist of a set of interactive based modules that offer a step-by-step introduction to physics and the physical sciences. Through an in-depth study of a few fundamental concepts, readers develop critical scientific reasoning skills. Volume 1 introduces basic physical ideas and includes topics which represent the essential background for the study of physical sciences. Volume 2 extends coverage of several subjects treated in the first volume and introduces additional important topics.

Table of Contents

PROPERTIES OF MATTER
Part A: Measurements of matter
Mass
3(3)
Principles of balancing
6(9)
Measurements of mass
15(5)
Uncertainty
20(7)
Operational definitions
27(7)
Volume
34(4)
Changes in mass and volume
38(4)
Distinguishing between mass and volume
42(2)
Part B: Pure substances
Proportional reasoning with mass and volume
44(7)
Density
51(4)
Measurements of densities
55(3)
Sinking and floating
58(8)
Part C: Scientific representations
Graphing mass and volume
66(10)
Interpreting algebraic expressions
76(6)
Interpreting the equal sign
82(8)
Reasoning by analogy
90(2)
Part D: Solutions of solids in water
Dissolving in water
92(2)
Concentration of solutions
94(4)
Changes in concentration
98(2)
Measurements of concentration
100(3)
Saturation of solutions
103(5)
Applications of analogies
108(4)
Applications of proportional reasoning
112(10)
Part E: Solutions of solids, liquids, and gases
Solutions of liquids in liquids
122(2)
Solvents other than water
124(1)
Solutions of gases in liquids
125(2)
Extracting solutes from solutions
127(36)
Supplementary problems for Properties of Matter
129(34)
HEAT AND TEMPERATURE
Part A: Measurements of heat and temperature
Temperature
163(5)
Changes in temperature
168(4)
Heat and heat transfer
172(5)
Part B: Thermal properties of matter
Heat capacity and specific heat
177(8)
Distinguishing between heat capacity and specific heat
185(2)
Proportional reasoning with heat and temperature
187(6)
Phase changes
193(5)
Heat in everyday life
198(27)
Supplementary problems for Heat and Temperature
202(23)
LIGHT AND COLOR
Part A: Light and shadows
Introduction to light
225(5)
Light sources, masks, and screens
230(9)
Pinhole cameras
239(5)
Shadows
244(3)
Part B: Pigments and colored light
Pigments
247(4)
Colored light
251(4)
Pigments under colored light
255(22)
Supplementary problems for Light and Color
259(18)
MAGNETS
Part A: Behavior of magnets
Magnetic interactions
277(3)
The parts of a magnet
280(3)
The earth as a magnet
283(3)
Comparing the strengths of magnets
286(2)
Breaking and stacking magnets
288(5)
Part B: Magnetic materials
Magnetic fields
293(8)
Magnetic field mapping
301(4)
Making magnets
305(4)
A model for magnetic materials
309(16)
Supplementary problems for Magnets
316(9)
ASTRONOMY BY SIGHT: THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS
Sun shadows
325(8)
Observing changes in the sky
333(6)
The size and shape of the earth
339(4)
Daily motion of the sun
343(6)
Phases of the moon
349(10)
Daily motion of the stars
359(8)
Describing locations on the earth
367(4)
Celestial clocks and calendars
371(12)
Supplementary problems for Astronomy by Sight: the sun, moon, and stars
373
APPENDICES
Table of densities
Appendix 1
Table of specific heats
Appendix 2
Table of latent heats and boiling and melting points
Appendix 3
Index Index 1

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