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.
Jerry S. Faughn earned his doctorate at the University of Mississippi. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University. He is coauthor of a nonmathematical physics text; a physical science text for general education students; and (with Dr. Serway) the high school textbook PHYSICS, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He has taught courses ranging from the lower division to the graduate level, but his primary interest is in students just beginning to learn physics. He has been director of a number of NSF and state grants, many of which were devoted to the improvement of physics education. He believes that there is no greater calling than to be a teacher and an interpreter of physics for others.
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.