Physical Universe

ISBN-10: 0073512168
ISBN-13: 9780073512167
Edition: 14th 2012
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List price: $207.33
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

This is an outstanding text with a long history that has been updated and given a fresh look. The Physical Universeis also accompanied by strong media component with the Connect online homework system, personal response system ("clicker") questions, more extensive online quizzing, and PowerPoint lectures. Aimed at presenting the essentials of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy in a clear, easy-to-understand way, The Physical Universeshows students how science works, how scientists approach problems, and why science constantly evolves in its search for understanding. The text can also be packaged with its long time companion student study guide, which includes a review of chapter terms and concepts; self quizzing for extra practice; and additional solved problems.

Konrad B. Krauskopf was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in chemistry from University of Wisconsin in 1931. He then earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California in Berkeley. When the Great Depression made jobs in chemistry scarce, Professor Krauskopf decided to study geology, which had long fascinated him. Through additional graduate work at Stanford University, he earned a second Ph.D. and eventually a position on the Stanford faculty. He remained at Stanford until his retirement in 1976. During his tenure, Professor Krauskopf also worked at various times with the U.S. Geological Survey, served with the U.S. army in occupied Japan, and traveled to Norway, France, and Germany on sabbatical leaves. His research interests included field work on granites and metamorphic rocks and laboratory study on applications of chemistry to geologic problems, especially the formation of ore deposits. In recent years, Professor Krauskopf had spent time working with various government agencies on the problem of radioactive waste disposal.

The Scientific Method
How Scientists Study Nature
The Scientific Method
Why Science Is Successful The Solar System
A Survey of the Sky
The Ptolemaic System
The Copernican System
Kepler's Laws
Why Copernicus Was Right Universal Gravitation
What Is Gravity?
Why the Earth Is Round
The Tides
The Discovery of Neptune How Many of What
The SI System
Motion
Describing Motion
Speed
Vectors
Acceleration
Distance, Time, and Acceleration Acceleration due to Gravity
Free Fall
Air Resistance Force and Motion
First law of Motion
Mass
Second law of Motion
Mass and Weight
Third law of Motion Gravitation
Circular Motion
Newton's Law of Gravity
Artificial Satellites
Energy
Work
The Meaning of Work
Power Energy
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Energy Transformations
Conservation of Energy
The Nature of Heat Momentum
Linear Momentum
Rockets
Angular Momentum Relativity
Special Relativity
Rest Energy
General Relativity Energy and Civilization
The Energy Problem
The Future
Energy and the Future
The Energy Problem
Population and Prosperity
Energy Consumption
Global Warming
Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect Fossil Fuels
Liquid Fuels
Natural Gas
Coal Alternative Sources
A Nuclear World?
Clean Energy I
Clean Energy II
Energy Storage
Biofuels Strategies for the Future
Conservation
What Governments Must Do
Matter and Heat
Temperature and Heat
Temperature
Heat
Metabolic Energy Fluids
Density
Pressure
Buoyancy
Gas Laws Kinetic Theory of Matter
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Molecular Motion and Temperature Changes of State
Heat Transfer
Liquids and Solids
Evaporation and Boiling
Melting Energy Transformations
Heat Engines
Thermodynamics
Fate of the Universe
Entropy
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charge
Positive and Negative Charge
What Is Charge?
Coulomb's Law
Force on an Uncharged Object Electricity and Matter
Matter in Bulk
Conductors and Insulators
Superconductivity Electric Current
The Ampere
Potential Difference
Ohm's Law
Electric Power Magnetism
Magnets
Magnetic Field
Oersted's Experiment
Electromagnets Using Magnetism
Magnetic Force on a Current
Electric Motors
Electromagnetic Induction
Transformers
Waves
Wave Motion
Water Waves
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Describing Waves
Standing Waves Sound Waves
Sound
Doppler Effect
Musical Sounds Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic Waves
Types of EM Waves
Light "Rays" Wave Behavior
Reflection
Refraction
Lenses
The Eye
Color
Interference
Diffraction
The Nucleus
Atom and Nucleus
Rutherford Model of the Atom
Nuclear Structure Radioactivity
Radioactive Decay
Half-Life
Radiation Hazards Nuclear Energy
Units of Mass and Energy
Binding Energy
Binding Energy per Nucleon Fission and Fusion
Nuclear Fission
How a Reactor Works
Plutonium
A Nuclear World?
Nuclear Fusion Elementary Particles
Antiparticles
Fundamental Interactions
Leptons and Hadrons
The Atom
Quantum Theory of Light
Photoelectric Effect
Photons
What Is Light?
X-Rays Matter Waves
De Broglie
Waves of What?
Uncertainty Principle The Hydrogen Atom
Atomic Spectra
The Bohr Model
Electron Waves and Orbitals
The Laser Quantum Theory of the Atom
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Numbers
Exclusion Principle
The Periodic Law
Elements and Compounds
Chemical Change
Three Classes of Matter
The Atomic Theory The Periodic Law
Metals and Nonmetals
Chemical Activity
Families of Elements
The Periodic Table
Groups and Periods Atomic Structure
Shells and Subshells
Explaining the Periodic Table Chemical Bonds
Types of Bond
Covalent Bonding
Ionic Bonding
Ionic Compounds
Atoms Groups
Naming Compounds
Chemical Equations
Crystals, Ions, and Solutions
Solids
Ionic and Covalent Crystals
The Metallic Bond
Molecular Crystals Solutions
Solubility
Polar and Nonpolar Liquids
Ions in Solution
Evidence for Dissociation
Water
Water Pollution Acids and Bases
Acids
Strong and Weak Acids
Bases
The pH Scale
Salts
Chemical Reactions
Quantitative Chemistry
Phlogiston
Oxygen
The Mole
Formula Units Chemical Energy
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
Chemical Energy and Stability
Activation energy Fuels
Liquid Fuels
Gas Fuels
Solid Fuels Reaction Rates
Temperature
Other Factors
Chemical Equilibrium
Altering an Equilibrium Oxidation and Reduction
Electrolysis
Electrochemical cells
Organic Chemistry
Carbon Compounds
Carbon Bonds
Alkanes
Petroleum Products Structures of Organic Molecules
Structural Formulas
Isomers
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Benzene Organic Compounds
Hydrocarbon Groups
Functional Groups
Polymers Chemistry of Life
Carbohydrates
Photosynthesis
Lipids
Proteins
Soil Nitrogen
Nucleic Acids
Origin of Life
Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
The Atmosphere
Regions of the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Moisture
Clouds Weather
Atmospheric Energy
The Seasons
Winds
General Circulation of the Atmosphere
Middle-Latitude Weather Systems Climate
Tropical Climates
Middle- and High-Latitude Climates
Climatic Changes
Origins of Climatic Change The Hydrosphere
Ocean Basins
Ocean Currents
The Rock Cycle
Rocks
Composition of the Crust
Minerals
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks Within the Earth
Earthquakes
Structure of the Earth
The Earth's Interior
Geomagnetism Erosion
Weathering
Stream Erosion
Glaciers
Groundwater
Sedimentation Vulcanism
Volcanoes
Intrusive Rocks
The Rock Cycles
The Evolving Earth
Tectonic Movement
Types of Movement
Mountain Building
Continental Drift Plate Tectonics
Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
The Ocean Floors
Ocean-Floor Spreading
Plate Tectonics Methods of Historical Geology
Principles of Uniform Change
Rock Formations
Radiometric Dating
Fossils
Geologic Time Earth History
Precambrian Time
The Paleozoic Era
Coal and Petroleum
The Mesozoic Era
The Cenozoic Era
Human History
The Solar System
The Family of the Sun
The Solar System
Comets
Meteors the Inner Planets
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Is There Life On Mars?
Asteroids The Outer Planets
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus, Neptune, Pluto The Moon
Phases
Eclipses
Lunar Surface and Interior
Evolution of the Lunar Landscape
Origin of the Moon
The Stars
Tools of Astronomy
The Telescope
The Spectrometer
Spectrum Analysis The Sun
Properties of the Sun
The Aurora
Sunspots
Solar Energy The Stars
Stellar Distances
Variable Stars
Stellar Motions
Stellar Properties Life Histories of the Stars
H-R Diagrams
Stellar Evolution
Supernovas
Pulsars
Black Holes
The Universe Galaxies
The Milky Way
Stellar Populations
Radio Astronomy
Galaxies
Cosmic Rays The Expanding Universe
Red Shifts
Quasars Evolution of the Universe
Dating the Universe
After the Big Bang
Origin of the Solar System Extraterrestrial Life
Extrasolar Planets
Interstellar Travel
Interstellar Communication
Math Refresher
The Elements
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

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