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Books a la Carte for Physics: Concepts and Connections, 5th Edition

By Art Hobson

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Feb 4, 2010


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value–this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.


Written for the non-science major, this text emphasizes modern physics and the scientific process—and engagesyou 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. Hobson’s text remains the least expensive textbook available for students taking nonmajors physics.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Prelude: Of Stars and Atoms
Ch 1: The Way of Science: Experience and Reason
Ch 2: Atoms: The Nature of Things

Part 2: The Newtonian Universe: A Clockwork Kingdom
Ch 3: How Things Move: Galileo Asks the Right Questions
Ch 4: Why Things Move as They Do
Ch 5: Newton’s Universe

Part 3: Transition to the New Physics
Ch 6: Conservation of Energy: You Can’t Get Ahead
Ch 7: Second Law of Thermodynamics: and you Can’t Even Break Even
Ch 8: Light and Electromagnetism
Ch 9: Electromagnetism Radiation and Global Climate Change

Part 4: The Post-Newtonian Universe: The Observer Intrudes
Ch 10: The Special Theory of Relativity
Ch 11: The General Theory of Relativity and the New Cosmology
Ch 12: The Quantum Idea
Ch 13: The Quantum Universe

Part 5: Within the Atom: Fire of the Nucleus, Fire of the Sun
Ch 14: The Nucleus and Radioactivity: An New Force
Ch 15: Fusion and Fission: and a New Energy
Ch 16: The Energy Challenge
Ch 17: Quantum Fields: Relativity Meets the Quantum

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-69604-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69604-5

Format: Alternate Binding

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