Conceptual Physical Science, 6th edition

  • Paul G. Hewitt, 
  • John A. Suchocki, 
  • Leslie A. Hewitt

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Overview

For one- or two-semester physical science survey courses for non-science majors.

 

Opening the Doors of Science

Conceptual Physical Science, Sixth Edition, provides a conceptual overview of basic, essential topics in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with optional quantitative analyses. The authors focus on concepts before computations. With its clear, friendly writing style, and strong integration of the sciences, this book connects well with all students.

 

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Published by Pearson (December 13th 2017) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780134857107

Subject: Physics

Category: Physical Science

Overview

Prologue: The Nature of Science

 

PART 1: PHYSICS

1. Patterns of Motion and Equilibrium

2. Newton's Laws of Motion

3. Momentum and Energy

4. Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites

5. Fluid Mechanics

6. Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics

7. Heat Transfer and Change of Phase

8. Static and Current Electricity

9. Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

10. Waves and Sound

11. Light

 

PART 2: CHEMISTRY

12. Atoms and the Periodic Table

13. The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity

14. Elements of Chemistry

15. How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract

16. Mixtures

17. How Chemicals React

18. Two Classes of Chemical Reactions

19. Organic Compounds

 

PART 3: EARTH SCIENCE

20. Rocks and Minerals

21. Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior

22. Shaping Earth’s Surface

23. Geologic Time—Reading the Rock Record

24. The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects       

25. Driving Forces of Weather

 

PART 4: ASTRONOMY

26. The Solar System

27. Stars and Galaxies

28. The Structure of Space and Time

 

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