MasteringPhysics - For Conceptual Physics

ISBN-10: 0805391908
ISBN-13: 9780805391909
Edition: 10th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Paul G. Hewitt
List price: $140.00
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List price: $140.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Conceptual Physics, Tenth Editionhelps readers connect physics to their everyday experiences and the world around them with additional help on solving more mathematical problems. Hewitts text is famous for engaging readers with analogies and imagery from real-world situations that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. With this strong foundation, readers are better equipped to understand the equations and formulas of physics, and motivated to explore the thought-provoking exercises and fun projects in each chapter. Included in the package is the workbook.Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Relativity.For all readers interested in conceptual physics.

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.

About Science
Mechanics
Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia
Linear Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration
Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction
Momentum
Energy
Rotational Motion
Gravity
Projectile and Satellite Motion
Properties Of Matter
Atomic Nature of Matter
Solids
Liquids
Gases and Plasmas
Heat
Temperature, Heat and Expansion
Heat Transfer
Change of Phase
Thermodynamics
Sound
Vibrations and Waves
Sound
Musical Sounds
Electricity and Magnetism
Electrostatics
Electric Current
Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction
Light
Properties of Light
Color
Reflection and Refraction
Light Waves
Light Emission
Light Quanta
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
The Atom and the Quantum
Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
Relativity
Special Theory of Relativity
General Theory of Relativity
Appendices
Systems of Measurement
More About Motion
Graphing
More About Vectors
Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

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