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Introduction to Physical Science

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ISBN-10: 0538731877

ISBN-13: 9780538731874

Edition: 12th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Aaron Todd

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List price: $321.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Dr. James T. Shipman was a long-time physics educator at Ohio University, his alma mater, and was Professor Emeritus until his passing in 2009.

Jerry Wilson received his physics degrees from Ohio University (B.S., Ph.D.) and Union College in Schenectady, New York (M.S.). In addition to co-writing PHYSICS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, he is one of the original authors of the first edition of AN INTRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (published in 1971) and has several other physics textbooks to his credit. Wilson is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Physical Sciences
Scientific Investigation
The Senses Highlight: the "Face" on Mars
Standard Units and Systems of Units a Spotlight On: Fundamental Quantities
More on the Metric System
Derived Units and Conversion Factors Highlight: Is Unit Conversion Important?
it Sure Is
Significant Figures
Defining Motion
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration Highlight: Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Acceleration in Uniform Circular Motion
Projectile Motion
Force and Motion
Force and Net Force
Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's Second Law of Motion
Newton's Third Law of Motion
Newton's Law of Gravitation Highlight: the Automobile and Martian Air Bags
Buoyancy a Spotlight On: Newton's Laws of Motion
Work and Energy
Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
Forms of Energy and Consumption Highlight: Ice that Burns
Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources Highlight: Hybrids and Hydrogen
Temperature and Heat
Heat Highlight: Freezing from the Top Down and Ice Skating
Specific Heat and Latent Heat
Heat Transfer
Phases of Matter
The Kinetic Theory of Gases Highlight: Hot Gases: Aerosol Cans and Popcorn
Waves and Energy Propagation
Wave Properties
Electromagnetic Waves
Sound Waves Highlight: Noise Exposure Limits
The Doppler Effect
Standing Waves and Resonance
Optics and Wave Effects
Refraction and Dispersion Highlight: the Rainbow: Dispersion and Internal Reflection
Spherical Mirrors
Diffraction and Interference Highlight: Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charge and Electric Force
Current, Voltage, and Electrical Power Highlight: Photocopiers
Simple Electric Circuits and Electrical Safety
Magnetism Highlight: Electrical Safety Highlight: Magnetic North Pole
Atomic Physics
Early Concepts of the Atom
The Dual Nature of Light Highlight: Albert Einstein
Bohr Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
Microwave Ovens, X-Rays, and Lasers Highlight: Fluorescence and Phosphorescence
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Matter Waves Highlight: Electron Microscopes
The Electron Cloud Model of the Atom a Spotlight On: the Changing Model of the Atom
Nuclear Physics
Symbols of the Elements
The Atomic Nucleus
Radioactivity and Half-Life Highlight: the Discovery of Radioactivity
Nuclear Reactions
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion Highlight: the Origins of the Atomic Bomb
Hazardous Effects of Radiation Highlight: Nuclear Power and Waste Disposal
The Chemical Elements
Classification of Matter
Discovery of the Elements Highlight: Berzeliuz (the man), and Selenium and Silicon (the elements)
Occurrence of the Elements
The Periodic Table
Naming Compounds
Groups of Elements a Spotlight On: Naming Compounds
Chemical Bonding
Law of Conservation of Mass Highlight: Lavoisier, "The Father of Chemistry"
Law of Definite Proportions
Dalton's Atomic Theory
Ionic Bonding Highlight: Automatic Sunglasses
Covalent Bonding
Hydrogen Bonding
Chemical Reactions
Balancing Chemical Equations
Energy and Rate of Reaction Highlight: the Chemistry of Air Bags
Acids and Bases Highlight: the Chemistry of Tooth Decay
Single-Replacement Reactions a Spotlight On: Reaction Types
Avogadro's Number
Organic Chemistry
Bonding in Organic Compounds
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Highlight: Tanning in the Shade a Spotlight On: Hydrocarbons and Their Derivatives
Derivatives of Hydrocarbons Highlight: Veggie Gasoline?
Synthetic Polymers
Place and Time
Cartesian Coordinates
Latitude and Longitude Highlight: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Determining Latitude and Longitude Highlight: Daylight Saving Time
The Seasons and the Calendar
Precession of the Earth's Axis Highlight: a Brief History of the Calendar a Spotlight On: Place and Time
The Solar System
The Solar System and Planetary Motion
Major Planet Classifications and Orbits
The Planet Earth--Third Planet from the Sun
The Terrestrial Planets
The Jovian Planets
A Spotlight On
The Terrestrial Planets Highlight
Solar System Exploration
Gravity Assists
A Spotlight On
The Jovian Planets
The Dwarf Planets a Spotlight On: the Dwarf Planets
The Origin of the Solar System
Other Planetary Systems
Moons and Other Solar System Objects
Features of the Earth's Moon
Lunar Motion Effects
Phases, Eclipses, and Tides Highlight
Seeing Only One Side of the Moon
Moons of the Terrestrial Planets a Spotlight On: the Earth's Moon
Moons of the Jovian Planets
Moons of the Dward Planets
Small Solar System Bodies
Asteroids, Meteoroids, Comets, and Interplanetary Dust Highlight
Risks from Asteroids
The Torino Scale
The Universe
The Celestial Sphere
The Sun: Our Closest Star
Classifying Stars Highlight
Determining Astronomical Distances
The Life Cycle of Low-Mass Stars
The Life Cycle of High-Mass Stars
Cosmology Highlight: the Age of the Universe
The Atmosphere
Composition and Structure
Atmospheric Energy Content Highlight
Blue Skies and Red Sunsets Highlight
The Greenhouse Effect
Atmospheric Measurements and Observations
Air Motion
Clouds a Spotlight On
Cloud Families and Types
Atmospheric Effects
Condensation and Precipitation
Air Masses
Storms Highlight
Wind Chill Temperature Index
Atmospheric Pollution Highlight
Naming Hurricanes and that Was the Year that Was (2005)
Climate and Pollution Highlight
The Ozone Hole and Global Warming
Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
The Earth's Interior Structure
Continental Drift and Seafloor Spreading
Plate Tectonics
A Spotlight On
Plate Boundaries Highlight
Crustal Motion on Other Planets and Moons
Plate Motion and Volcanoes
Earthquakes Highlight: Earthquake Risk in North America
Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building Highlight: Deadly Tsunamis
Minerals, Rocks, and Volcanoes
Igneous Rocks a Spotlight On: the Rock Cycle
Igneous Activity and Volcanoes Highlight: Making Gold in an Active Volcano
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Surface Processes
Erosion a Spotlight On: Weathering
Groundwater Highlight: Earth's Largest Crystals
Shoreline and Seafloor Topography Highlight: the Highest Tides in the World
Geologic Time
Fossils Highlight: How Fossils Form
Relative Geologic Time
Radiometric Dating
The Age of the Earth
The Geologic Time Scale
A Spotlight On
The Geologic Time Scale Highlight
The K-T Event
The Disappearance of the Dinosaurs
The Seven Base Units of the International System of Units (SI)
Solving Mathematical Problems in Science
Equation Rearrangement
Analysis of Units
Positiveand Negative Numbers
Powers-of-10 Notation
Significant Figures
Psychrometric Tables
Seasonal Star Charts Glossary Photo Credits Index