Conceptual Physical Science

ISBN-10: 0321516958
ISBN-13: 9780321516954
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $173.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 12/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 920
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.02" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 4.598
Language: English

Conceptual Physical Science,nbsp;4/enbsp;takes learning physical science to a new level by combining Hewitts leading conceptual approach with a friendly writing style, stronger integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of media resources to help readers. This engaging book provides a conceptual overview of basic, essential topics in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with optional quantitative analyses.Equilibrium and Linear Motion,nbsp;Newtons Laws of Motion, Momentum and Energy,Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites, Projectile and Satellite Motion,Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Change of Phase, Electrostatics and Electric Current, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction, Waves and Sound, Light, Atoms and the Periodic Table, The Atomic Nucleus,nbsp; Elements of Chemistry, How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract,nbsp; Mixtures, How Chemicals React ,Two Types of Chemical Reactions, Organic Compounds, Rocks and Minerals, Geologic TimeReading the Rock Record , nbsp;nbsp;Plate Tectonics and Earthrsquo;s Interior, Shaping Earthrsquo;s Surface, The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects,nbsp;Driving Forces of Weather, The Solar System, The Stars, Cosmology.For all readers interested in learning the basics of Physical Science. nbsp;

Paul G. Hewitt was a Silver Medallist Flyweight Boxing Champion for New England State at the age of 17. He was then a cartoonist, sign painter, and uranium prospector before beginning his physics studies.Hewitt's first book, "Conceptual Physics," now in its Ninth Edition, was published in 1971, while he was teaching at City College of San Francisco. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and most recently at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hewitt recently retired from teaching at the City College of San Francisco and at San Francisco's world-famous science museum, the Exploratorium.John Suchocki received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1987 from Virginia Commonwealth University, where his research focused on the isolation and characterization of natural products. After a two year post-doc in medicinal chemistry/pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia, John became a visiting assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he began working with his uncle, Paul Hewitt, on "Conceptual Physical Science," After a couple of years at the Manoa campus, John transferred to and eventually received tenure from Leeward Community College, one of the University of Hawaii's community colleges. At Leeward CC, his research efforts turned to chemical education, with particular emphasis on liberal arts chemistry courses and distance learning technology. After a decade in Hawaii, John relocated to Vermont with his wife and three children, where he now teaches liberal arts chemistry at Saint Michael's College. Concurrent to his writingand teaching careers, John is also the writer of "Conceptual Chemistry," now in its Second Edition, and a producer of multimedia content for science education, including his "Conceptual Chemistry Alive!" CD-ROM series. Leslie Hewitt, a former teacher at Westlake Elementary School in Daly City, CA, received her B.A. in Geology from San Francisco State University.

Prologue: About Science
Physics
Equilibrium and Linear Motion
Newton's Laws of Motion
Momentum and Energy
Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
Projectile and Satellite Motion
Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer and Change of Phase
Electrostatics and Electric Current
Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
Waves and Sound
Light
Chemistry
Atoms and the Periodic Table
The Atomic Nucleus
Elements of Chemistry
How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract
Mixtures
How Chemicals React
Two Types of Chemical Reactions
Organic Compounds
Earth Science
Rocks and Minerals
Geologic Time-Reading the Rock Record
Plate Tectonics and Earth's Interior
Shaping Earth's Surface
The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects
Driving Forces of Weather
Astronomy
The Solar System
The Stars
Cosmology

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