Conceptual Physical Science, 4/e takes learning physical science to a new level by combining Hewitt's leading conceptual approach with a friendly writing style, stronger integration of the sciences, more quantitative coverage, and a wealth of media resources to help readers. This engaging book provides a conceptual overview of basic, essential topics in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with optional quantitative analyses. Equilibrium and Linear Motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, Momentum and Energy,Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites, Projectile and Satellite Motion,Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Change of Phase, Electrostatics and Electric Current, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction, Waves and Sound, Light, Atoms and the Periodic Table, The Atomic Nucleus, Elements of Chemistry, How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract, Mixtures, How Chemicals React ,Two Types of Chemical Reactions, Organic Compounds, Rocks and Minerals, Geologic Time–Reading the Rock Record, Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior, Shaping Earth’s Surface, The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects, Driving Forces of Weather, The Solar System, The Stars, Cosmology. For all readers interested in learning the basics of Physical Science.
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 illustrations. Pedagogical features include summaries of terms, review questions, exercises, home projects, and sample exam questions. This second edition contains many new chapters, and new boxed readings relating science concepts to familiar things and events in the student's world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.