Focused on the idea that the rules of the physical world can be taught using a conceptual approach that emphasizes qualitative analysis, the Hewitt team has created a text that is highly readable, flexible, and hands-on. Thirty-four concisely written chapters allow you to better select topics to match your course and the needs of your students in a one- or two- semester course. Conceptual Physical Science Explorations, Second Edition presents a clear and engaging introduction to physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth sciences. The authors use analogies and everyday examples to clarify key concepts and help students better understand the world around them. The textbook’s consistent, high-quality coverage stimulates active learning with critical thinking exercises, hands-on experiments, review questions, and quantitative problems. Conceptual Physical Science Explorations is less rigorous in coverage and written more simply than Conceptual Physical Science, Fourth Edition, and directed primarily to college courses where students are less well prepared, and in some cases, remedial.
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Table of Contents
1. About Science
2. Newton’s First Law of Motion - Inertia
3. Newton’s Second Law of Motion - Force and Acceleration
4. Newton’s Third Law of Motion - Action and Reaction
8. Fluid MechanicsII. FORMS OF ENERGY
12. Waves and Sound
13. Light and Color
14. Properties of Light
15. The Atom
16. Nuclear EnergyIII. CHEMISTRY
17. Elements of Chemistry
18. How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract
19. How Chemicals Mix
20. How Chemicals React
21. Two Types of Chemical Reactions
22. Organic Compounds
23. The Chemistry of Drugs
IV. EARTH SCIENCE
25. Rocks and Minerals
26. Earth’s Interior
27. Plate Tectonics
28. Earth’s Surface Features
29. Earth History Over Time
30. Oceans and Atmosphere
31. Driving Forces of Weather
32. The Solar System
33. Stars and Galaxies
34. The Structure of Space and Time
Appendix A. Systems of Measurement
Appendix B. Linear Motion
Appendix C. Vectors
Appendix D. Physics of Fluids
Appendix E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time
Appendix F. Safety
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