Physics Concepts and Connections

ISBN-10: 0321661133
ISBN-13: 9780321661135
Edition: 5th 2010
Authors: Art Hobson
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Book details

List price: $161.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Written for the non-science major, this text emphasizes modern physics and the scientific processand engages students by drawing connections between physics and everyday experience. Hobson takes a conceptual approach, with an appropriate focus on quantitative skills. The Fifth Edition increases coverage of key environmental topics such as global warming and energy, and adds new topics such as momentum. Hobsonrsquo;s text remains the least expensive textbook available for students taking nonmajors physics.

Prelude: of Stars and Atoms
The Way of Science: Experience and Reason
Atoms: the Nature of Things
The Newtonian Universe: A Clockwork Kingdom
How Things Move: Galileo Asks the Right Questions
Why Things Move as They Do
Newton's Universe
Transition to the New Physics
Conservation of Energy: You Can't Get Ahead
Second Law of Thermodynamics: and you Can't Even Break Even
Light and Electromagnetism
Electromagnetism Radiation and Global Climate Change
The Post-Newtonian Universe: the Observer Intrudes
The Special Theory of Relativity
The General Theory of Relativity and the New Cosmology
The Quantum Idea
The Quantum Universe
Within the Atom: Fire of the Nucleus, Fire of the Sun
The Nucleus and Radioactivity: An New Force
Fusion and Fission: and a New Energy
The Energy Challenge
Quantum Fields: Relativity Meets the Quantum

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