Physical Science / Edition 7

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Overview

Physical Science, Ninth Edition, is a straightforward, easy-to-read, but substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. It is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more physical science courses. It offers exceptional, straight-forward writing, complemented with useful pedagogical tools.

Physical Science introduces basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. No prior work in science is assumed. The text offers students complete coverage of the physical sciences with a level of explanation and detail appropriate for all students.

The sequence of chapters in Physical Science is flexible, and the instructor can determine topic sequence and depth of coverage as needed. The materials are also designed to support a conceptual approach, or a combined conceptual and problem-solving approach. Along with the accompanying laboratory manual, the text contains enough material for the instructor to select a sequence for a two-semester course. It can also serve as a text in a one-semester physics and chemistry course.

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An introductory text for a one- or two-semester text on the fundamental behavior of matter and energy for nonscience majors, covering physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth sciences. Material incorporates minimal use of technical terminology, discussion of applications and environmental concerns throughout, and historical background, with emphasis on problem-solving mathematics. Learning aids include chapter summaries, key terms, and multiple-choice and critical thinking questions. Exercises are given in two sets, one with explained answers. Includes an art notebook of explanatory color diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073256474
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/7/2006
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Is Science?
Physics
2 Motion
3 Energy
4 Heat and Temperature
5 Wave Motions and Sound
6 Electricity
7 Light
Chemistry
8 Atoms and Periodic Properties
9 Chemical Bonds
10 Chemical Reactions
11 Water and Solutions
12 Organic Chemistry
13 Nuclear Reactions
Astronomy
14 The Universe
15 The Solar System
16 Earth in Space
Earth Science
17 Rocks and Minerals
18 Plate Tectonics
19 Building Earth's Surface
20 Shaping Earth's Surface
21 Geologic Time
22 Atmosphere of Earth
23 Weather and Climate
24 Earth's Waters
Appendix A Mathematical Review
Appendix B Solubilities Chart
Appendix C Relative Humidity Table
Appendix D Solutions to Follow-UP Examples
Appendix E Solutions for Group A Parallel Exercises

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