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With its reader-friendly style, extensive use of color, and emphasis on concepts and abundant real-world applications, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, Second Edition affords students a smooth entrance into the world of science. The level of mathematical skill necessary to use the text is suitable for non-majors. Renowned chemist Raymond Chang of Williams College brings his expertise as a chemistry educator to the author team.
1. Boundaries and Measurements. Part I: Physics. 2. Motion. 3. Conservation Laws: Momentum and Energy. 4. Newton''s Law of Gravity and Some Special Kinds of Motion. 5. Thermal Physics. 6. Thermodynamics. 7. Wave Motion: Sound. 8. Electricity. 9. Electromagnetism. 10. Properties of Light. 11. The Nature of Light. 12. Inside the Atom. 13. Nuclear Physics. 14. Relativity and Elementary Particles. Part II: Chemistry. 15. Elements, Compounds, and Three States of Matter. 16. The Periodic Table and Chemical Bonds. 17. Principles and Applications. Part III: Earth Science. 18. The Atmosphere and Meteorology. 19. Earth. 20. Environmental Geology. Part IV: Astronomy. 21. Motion in the Heavens. 22. The Solar System. 23. The Life and Death of Stars.