Conceptual Physical Science

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Conceptual Physical Science,Third Editiontakes learning physical science to a new level by combining HewittOs leading conceptual approach and friendly writing style in a new edition that provides stronger integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of new media resources to help readers. The dynamic new media program includes hundreds of animations and interactive tutorials developed specifically for students taking physical science courses. Media references throughout the book point readers to additional online help.KEY TOPICSThe bookOs consistent, high-quality coverage includes five new chapters on chemistry, astronomy, and earth science for an even more balanced approach to physical science.For college instructors, students, or anyone interested in physical science.

Table of Contents

Prologue: About Science.


1. Patterns of Motion and Equilibrium.
2. Newton's Laws of Motion.
3. Momentum and Energy.
4. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
5. Projectile and Satellite Motion.
6. Fluid Mechanics.
7. Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics.
8. Heat Transfer and Change of Phase.
9. Static and Current Electricity.
10. Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction.
11. Sound Waves.
12. Light Waves.
13. Properties of Light.


14. Atoms and the Periodic Table.
15. Visualizing the Atom.
16. The Atomic Nucleus.
17. Elements of Chemistry.
18. Classification of Matter.
19. How Atoms Bond.
20. Molecular Mixing.
21. Chemical Reactions.
22. Acids and Bases.
23. Oxidations and Reductions.
24. Organic Compounds.


25. Minerals and Their Uses.
26. Rocks.
27. The Dynamic Earth.
28. Water.
29. Surface Processes.
30. A Brief History of the Earth.
31. The Atmosphere, the Oceans, and Their Interactions.
32. Weather.
33. The Solar System.
34. The Stars and Beyond.
35. Special and General Relativity.
Appendix A On Measurement.
Appendix B Linear and Rotational Motion.
Appendix C Vectors.
Appendix D Exponential Growth and Doubling Time.

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