Conceptual Physics, 13th edition

  • Paul G Hewitt

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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


  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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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