Mechanics

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This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. Matter is everything that surrounds us and this book looks at the different states of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) and how matter behaves under various conditions. Explanatory diagrams, key science words, and simple practical experiments to try at home help to provide a perfect introduction to this fascinating ...

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Overview

This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. Matter is everything that surrounds us and this book looks at the different states of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) and how matter behaves under various conditions. Explanatory diagrams, key science words, and simple practical experiments to try at home help to provide a perfect introduction to this fascinating subject.

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Gr 8 Up—These small-print, compact volumes, which assume a solid grasp of basic scientific knowledge, are jam-packed with information. The material is visually interesting with many sidebars, graphs, and diagrams highlighting or elucidating important concepts. Information within each title is divided into distinct, stand-alone sections for more targeted research, but students will benefit from reading the books cover to cover, as much of the material builds upon previous chapters. For example, Electricity and Electronics begins with the discovery of the atom and the electron and continues in chapters such as "Current and Stored Charge" and "Making Chips." Each chapter also defines important vocabulary and includes an accessible "Try This" activity.
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Table of Contents

Atoms and molecules 4

Behavior of gases 6

Behavior of liquids 10

Solids and crystals 12

Density and floating 16

Heat as energy 20

Producing heat 22

Hotness and temperature 24

Latent heat 26

Expansion of fluids 28

Boiling and evaporation 32

Expansion of solids 36

Solids into liquids 38

Conduction, convection, and radiation 40

Radiators and absorbers 48

Effects of cooling 50

Pressure on gases 52

Pressure on liquids 56

Flowing fluids 58

Glossary 62

Further research 63

Index 64

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