ISBN-10:
0321052021
ISBN-13:
9780321052025
Pub. Date:
07/28/2001
Publisher:
Addison Wesley
Conceptual Physics / Edition 9

Conceptual Physics / Edition 9

by Paul G. Hewitt

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Conceptual Physics / Edition 9

Thirty years ago, this best-selling book defined the "conceptual" approach to introductory physics. Today, the Ninth Edition shows how text and media can be integrated to bring physics to life for non-scientists. <P> Hewitt's book engages readers with analogies and imagery from real-world situations to build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. With this strong foundation, readers are better equipped to understand the equations and formulas of physics, and motivated to explore the thought-provoking exercises and fun projects in each chapter. Icons in this new edition direct readers to The Physics Place web site (www.physicsplace.com) where they will find interactive and animated tutorials, video demonstrations, and hundreds of problems and activities. This new text-media combination gives readers more of what they need -whether it's animated explanations or interactive exercises -to make the connections between the concepts of physics and their everyday world.For college instructors and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321052025
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 789
Product dimensions: 8.16(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.74(d)

About the Author

Paul G. Hewitt

Former silver-medal boxing champion, sign painter, uranium prospector, and soldier, Paul began college at the age of 27, with the help of the GI Bill. He pioneered the conceptual approach to teaching physics at the City College of San Francisco. He has taught as a guest teacher at various middle schools and high schools, the University of California at both the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and the University of Hawaii at both the Manoa and Hilo campuses. He also taught for 20 years at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which honored him with its Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. He is the author of Conceptual Physics and a co-author of Conceptual Physical Science and Conceptual Physical Science Explorations (with John Suchocki and Leslie Hewitt).

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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