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Title:
Conceptual physical science
Author:
Hewitt, Paul G.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Menlo Park, Calif. : Addison Wesley Longman, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 781 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780321001917
Format :
Book

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Central Library Q158.5 .H48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

An introductory text on physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy, designed to capture student interest. Emphasis is on comprehension of basic concepts rather than mathematical language and mathematical problems. Treatments is quite visual, with color photos, diagrams, and humorous illustrati


Table of Contents

1 Mechanics
1 Motion
2 Newton's Laws of Motion
3 Momentum and Energy
4 Gravity and Satellite Motion
5 Fluid Mechanics
II Heat
6 Thermal Energy
7 Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
III Electricity and magnetism
8 Electricity
9 Magnetism
IV Waves--Sound and Light
10 Sound Waves
11 Light Waves
12 Properties of Light
V The Atom
13 Structure of the Atom
14 The Atomic Nucleus
VI Chemistry
15 Elements of Chemistry
16 Periodic Table
17 Chemical Bonding
18 Molecular Mixing
19 Chemical Reactions
20 Acid, Base, and Redox Reactions
21 Organic Chemistry and Polymers
VII Earth Science
22 Rocks and Minerals
23 The Earth's Internal Processes
24 Water and Surface Processes
25 A Brief History of the Earth
26 The Atmosphere, The Oceans, and Their Interactions
27 Weather
VIII Astronomy
28 Solar System
29 Stars
30 Relativity and the Universe

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