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Conceptual Physical Science, 6th edition

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

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Conceptual Physical Science Plus Mastering Physics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

ISBN-13: 9780134060484

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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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KEY TOPICS: The Nature of Science; PHYSICS: Patterns of Motion and Equilibrium; Newton's Laws of Motion; Momentum and Energy; Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites; Fluid Mechanics; Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics; Heat Transfer and Change of Phase; Static and Current Electricity; Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction; Waves and Sound; Light; CHEMISTRY: Atoms and the Periodic Table; The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity; Elements of Chemistry; How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract; Mixtures; How Chemicals React; Two Classes of Chemical Reactions; Organic Compounds; EARTH SCIENCE: Rocks and Minerals; Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior; Shaping Earth’s Surface; Geologic Time–Reading the Rock Record; The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects; Driving Forces of Weather; ASTRONOMY: The Solar System; Stars and Galaxies; The Structure of Space and Time


MARKET: For all readers interested in science.


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Table of contents

Prologue: The Nature of Science



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



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



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



26. The Solar System

27. Stars and Galaxies

28. The Structure of Space and Time


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