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

Brief Contents

  1. About Science

I. MECHANICS

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

II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER

  1. The Atomic Nature of Matter
  2. Solids
  3. Liquids
  4. Gases

III. HEAT

  1. Temperature, Heat and Expansion
  2. Heat Transfer
  3. Change of Phase
  4. Thermodynamics

IV. SOUND

  1. Vibrations and Waves
  2. Sound
  3. Musical Sounds

V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

  1. Electrostatics
  2. Electric Current
  3. Magnetism
  4. Electromagnetic Induction

VI. LIGHT

  1. Properties of Light
  2. Color
  3. Reflection and Refraction
  4. Light Waves
  5. Light Emission
  6. Light Quanta

VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS

  1. The Atom and the Quantum
  2. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
  3. Nuclear Fission and Fusion

VIII. RELATIVITY

  1. Special Theory of Relativity
  2. General Theory of Relativity

Appendices

  1. Systems of Measurement
  2. More About Motion
  3. Graphing
  4. More About Vectors
  5. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

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