Physical Universe

ISBN-10: 0077270703

ISBN-13: 9780077270704

Edition: 13th 2010

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List price: $159.38
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

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
Distance, Time, and Acceleration Acceleration of Gravity
Free Fall
Air Resistance Force and Motion
First law of Motion
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
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
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Biofuels Strategies for the Future
What Governments Must Do
Matter and Heat Temperature and Heat
Metabolic Energy Fluids
Gas Laws Kinetic Theory of Matter
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Molecular Motion and Temperature Changes of State
Liquids and Solids
Evaporation and Boiling
Melting Energy Transformations
Heat Engines
Fate of the Universe
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
Magnetic Field
Oersted’s Experiment
Electromagnets Using Magnetism
Magnetic Force on a Current
Electric Motors
Electromagnetic Induction
Waves Wave Motion
Water Waves
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Describing Waves
Standing Waves Sound Waves
Doppler Effect
Musical Sounds Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic Waves
Types of EM Waves
Light "Rays" Wave Behavior
The Eye
The Nucleus Atom and Nucleus
Rutherford Model of the Atom
Nuclear Structure Radioactivity
Radioactive Decay
Radiation Hazards Nuclear Energy
Units of Mass and Energy
Binding Energy
Binding Energy per Nucleon Fission and Fusion
Nuclear Fission
How a Reactor Works
A Nuclear World?
Nuclear Fusion Elementary Particles
Fundamental Interactions
Leptons and Hadrons
The Atom Quantum Theory of Light
Photoelectric Effect
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
Polar and Nonpolar Liquids
Ions in Solution
Evidence for Dissociation
Water Pollution Acids and Bases
Strong and Weak Acids
The pH Scale
Chemical Reactions Quantitative Chemistry
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
Other Factors
Chemical Equilibrium
Altering an Equilibrium Oxidation and Reduction
Electrochemical cells
Organic Chemistry Carbon Compounds
Carbon Bonds
Petroleum Products Structures of Organic Molecules
Structural Formulas
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Benzene Organic Compounds
Hydrocarbon Groups
Functional Groups
Polymers Chemistry of Life
Soil Nitrogen
Nucleic Acids
Origin of Life
Atmosphere and Hydrosphere The Atmosphere
Regions of the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Moisture
Clouds Weather
Atmospheric Energy
The Seasons
General Circulation of the Atmosphere
Middle-Latitude Weather Systems Climate
Tropical Climates
Middle-Latitude Climates
Climatic Changes
Origins of Climatic Change The Hydrosphere
Ocean Basins
Ocean Currents
The Rock Cycle Rocks
Composition of the Crust
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks Within the Earth
Structure of the Earth
The Earth’s Interior
Geomagnetism Erosion
Stream Erosion
Sedimentation Vulcanism
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
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 Syst
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