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Conceptual Physics / Edition 1

Conceptual Physics / Edition 1

by PRENTICE HALL
     
 

ISBN-10: 0133647498

ISBN-13: 9780133647495

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Authored by Paul Hewitt, the pioneer of the enormously successful "concepts before computation" approach, Conceptual Physics boosts student success by first building a solid conceptual understanding of physics.

The Three Step Learning Approach makes physics accessible to today's students.

  1. Exploration - Ignite interest

Overview

Authored by Paul Hewitt, the pioneer of the enormously successful "concepts before computation" approach, Conceptual Physics boosts student success by first building a solid conceptual understanding of physics.

The Three Step Learning Approach makes physics accessible to today's students.

  1. Exploration - Ignite interest with meaningful examples and hands-on activities.
  2. Concept Development - Expand understanding with engaging narrative and visuals, multimedia presentations, and a wide range of concept-development questions and exercises.
  3. Application - Reinforce and apply key concepts with hands-on laboratory work, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133647495
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
940
Sales rank:
1,160,700
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

1. About Science.

I. MECHANICS.

2. Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia.
3. Linear Motion.
4. Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration.
5. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action andReaction.
6. Momentum.
7. Energy.
8. Rotational Motion.
9. Gravity.
10. Projectile and Satellite Motion.

II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER.

11. Atomic Nature of Matter.
12. Solids.
13. Liquids.
14. Gases and Plasmas.

III. HEAT.

15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion.
16. Heat Transfer.
17. Change of Phase.
18. Thermodynamics.

IV. SOUND.

19. Vibrations and Waves.
20. Sound.
21. Musical Sounds.

V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM.

22. Electrostatics.
23. Electric Current.
24. Magnetism.
25. Electromagnetic Induction.

VI. LIGHT.

26. Properties of Light.
27. Color.
28. Reflection and Refraction.
29. Light Waves.
30. Light Emission.
31. Light Quanta.

VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

32. The Atom and the Quantum.
33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity.
34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion.

VIII. RELATIVITY.

35. Special Theory of Relativity.
36. General Theory of Relativity.

APPENDICES.

A. Systems of Measurement.
B. More About Motion.
C. Graphing.
D. More About Vectors.
E. ExponentialGrowth and Doubling Time.

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