Conceptual Physics

Conceptual Physics, 13th edition

  • Paul G Hewitt

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Overview

Paul Hewitt's best-selling Conceptual Physics is your guide to learning and loving physics. Hewitt's text is designed to help you grasp key concepts before you dive into calculations. The author's strategic use of real-world analogies and imagery will help you build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles, ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. You'll also benefit from the use of media, integrated to make physics interactive, understandable, and relevant.

The 13th Edition has been updated to reflect the diversity found in the sciences today. New photos and descriptions of professors and their respective industries make the text more representative of the community that drives physics forward today.

Published by Pearson (June 22nd 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137394975

Subject: Physics

Category: Liberal Arts Physics

Table of contents

1. About Science

I. MECHANICS
2. Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia
3. Linear Motion
4. Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration
5. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction
6. Momentum
7. Energy
8. Rotational Motion
9. Gravity
10. Projectile and Satellite Motion

II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER
11.The Atomic Nature of Matter
12. Solids
13. Liquids
14. Gases

III. HEAT
15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion
16. Heat Transfer
17. Change of Phase
18. Thermodynamics

IV. SOUND
19. Vibrations and Waves
20. Sound
21. Musical Sounds

V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
22. Electrostatics
23. Electric Current
24. Magnetism
25. Electromagnetic Induction

VI. LIGHT
26. Properties of Light
27. Color
28. Reflection and Refraction
29. Light Waves
30. Light Emission
31. Light Quanta

VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
32. The Atom and the Quantum
33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion

VIII. RELATIVITY
35. Special Theory of Relativity
36. General Theory of Relativity

Appendices
A. Systems of Measurement
B. More About Motion
C. Graphing
D. More About Vectors
E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

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