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Overview

This text presents a survey of the physical sciences physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology for non-science majors. Topics are treated both descriptively and quantitatively, providing flexibility for instructors who wish to emphasize a highly descriptive approach, a highly quantitative approach, or any spectrum in between.

Concepts to be treated mathematically are consistently introduced from three perspectives. First, the concept is defined in words, as briefly as possible. Second, the definition is presented as an equation in word form. Finally, the concept is expressed in symbol notation.

  • New! A new interior design enhances the book's pedagogical features and organizational structure, making the material more accessible to both students and instructors.
  • New! End-of-chapter On the Web exercises require students to use Internet resources to explore topics, review concepts, and solve problems.
  • New! Supplementary PowerPoint slides containing a wealth of photographs and all the line art from the text enhance classroom instruction.
  • New! Chapter 18, The Universe, has been completely revised to incorporate new material.
  • Learning Goals provide a focus and framework for each section.
  • Spotlight On features use figures, photos, or flowcharts to visually summarize a section or chapter.
  • Highlights have been updated to include topics such as nanotechnology, disposal of nuclear waste, the use of hydrogen in transportation, and earthquake risk in the United States.
  • Worked-out Examples provide step-by-step solutions. A Confidence Exercise follows these examples, giving students an opportunity for immediate practiceand reinforcement. Answers to Confidence Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.
  • End-of-chapter Applying Your Knowledge questions tap into the practical applications of chapter material.
  • End-of-chapter review questions contain both multiple-choice and short-answer questions, organized by section.
  • All end-of-chapter Exercises are paired. Each odd-numbered exercise has an even-numbered exercise that is similar in content, to provide further practice. Answers for the odd-numbered exercises are provided, allowing instructors to assign the even-numbered ones as homework.
  • Relevance Questions appear at the end of most sections. These questions provide real-world applications of the material just covered in the text, allowing students to develop their critical-reasoning skills.
  • Important Terms, keyed to chapter sections, are found at the end of each chapter.
  • Important equations are listed at the ends of the fifteen chapters in which the equations are used.
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A textbook for a course of one or two semesters for first-year college students not majoring in science. Defines and explains physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology in the context of examples relating to the physical world. Emphasizing fundamental concepts, includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches that instructors can combine or chose between; a heavily descriptive approach for example would use the Review Questions and Critical Thinking Questions but omit the Exercises. Revised from earlier editions (no dates noted) both in the material and the manner of presentation. Illustrated in color throughout. Teaching materials are available. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618935963
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Chuck Higgins received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1988 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees form the University of Florida in 1996. Areas of interest and research include planetary radio astronomy and astronomy education and public outreach. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Middle Tennessee State University in Mufreesboro, Tennessee. He is the 2007-8 recipient of the MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, and is also the recipient of the NASA Excellence in Outreach Award for his work on NASA's Radio Jove Project in 2005.

Omar Torres received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998 and his graduate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA in 2001. He has experience in teaching, research (inorganic, organic, and analytical) and academic administration. Professor Torres taught both inorganic and organic chemistry at UCLA, where he earned two UCLA Department of Chemistry Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 school years. In addition, Professor Torres has worked at the Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, TX) in the area of Analytical Quality Control, developing and implementing new technologies for various plant operators and analytical scientists. He is currently Dean of Science at the College of the Canyons.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Measurement. 2. Motion. 3. Force and Motion. 4. Work and Energy. 5. Temperature and Heat. 6. Waves and Sound. 7. Optics and Wave Effects. 8. Electricity and Magnetism. 9. Atomic Physics. 10. Nuclear Physics. 11. The Chemical Elements. 12. Chemical Bonding. 13. Chemical Reactions. 14. Organic Chemistry. 15. Place and Time. 16. The Solar System. 17. Moons and Small Solar System Bodies. 18. The Universe. 19. The Atmosphere. 20. Atmospheric Effects. 21. Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics. 22. Minerals, Rocks, and Volcanoes. 23. Surface Processes. 24. Geologic Time. Appendix A. The Seven Base Units of the International System of Units (SI) Appendix B. Solving Mathematical Problems in Science. Appendix C. Equation Rearrangement. Appendix D. Analysis of Units. Appendix E. Positive and Negative Numbers. Appendix F. Powers-of-10 Notation. Appendix G. Significant Figures. Appendix H. Psychrometric Tables (pressure: 30 in. of Hg). Appendix I. Seasonal Star Charts. Answers to Confidence Exercises. Answers to Selected Questions. Glossary. Index.

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