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For one- or two-semester physical science survey courses for non-science majors.
This package includes MasteringPhysics™.
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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0134060482 / 9780134060484 Conceptual Physical Science Plus MasteringPhysics with eText -- Access Card Package
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Table of contents
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
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
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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