Equilibrium and Linear Motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, Momentum and Energy,Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites, Projectile and Satellite Motion,Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Change of Phase, Electrostatics and Electric Current, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction, Waves and Sound, Light, Atoms and the Periodic Table, The Atomic Nucleus, Elements of Chemistry, How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract, Mixtures, How Chemicals React ,Two Types of Chemical Reactions, Organic Compounds, Rocks and Minerals, Geologic Time–Reading the Rock Record, Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior, Shaping Earth’s Surface, The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects, Driving Forces of Weather, The Solar System, The Stars, Cosmology.
For all readers interested in learning the basics of Physical Science.
|Publisher:||Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.34(w) x 10.34(h) x 1.48(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Paul G. Hewitt was a Silver Medallist Flyweight Boxing Champion for New England State at the age of 17. He was then a cartoonist, sign painter, and uranium prospector before beginning his physics studies.
Hewitt's first book, Conceptual Physics, now in its Ninth Edition, was published in 1971, while he was teaching at City College of San Francisco. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and most recently at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hewitt recently retired from teaching at the City College of San Francisco and at San Francisco's world-famous science museum, the Exploratorium.
John Suchocki received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1987 from Virginia Commonwealth University, where his research focused on the isolation and characterization of natural products. After a two year post-doc in medicinal chemistry/pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia, John became a visiting assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he began working with his uncle, Paul Hewitt, on Conceptual Physical Science. After a couple of years at the Manoa campus, John transferred to and eventually received tenure from Leeward Community College, one of the University of Hawaii's community colleges. At Leeward CC, his research efforts turned to chemical education, with particular emphasis on liberal arts chemistry courses and distance learning technology. After a decade in Hawaii, John relocated to Vermont with his wife and three children, where he now teaches liberal arts chemistry at SaintMichael's College. Concurrent to his writing and teaching careers, John is also the writer of Conceptual Chemistry, now in its Second Edition, and a producer of multimedia content for science education, including his Conceptual Chemistry Alive! CD-ROM series. Leslie Hewitt, a former teacher at Westlake Elementary School in Daly City, CA, received her B.A. in Geology from San Francisco State University.
Table of ContentsPrologue: About Science.
Part 1: Physics
1. Equilibrium and Linear Motion
2. Newton's Laws of Motion.
3. Momentum and Energy.
4. Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
5. Projectile and Satellite Motion.
6. Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics
7. Heat Transfer and Change of Phase
8. Electrostatics and Electric Current
9. Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
10. Waves and Sound
Part 2: Chemistry
12. Atoms and the Periodic Table
13. The Atomic Nucleus
14. Elements of Chemistry
15. How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract
17. How Chemicals React
18. Two Types of Chemical Reactions
19. Organic Compounds
Part 3: Earth Science
20. Rocks and Minerals21. Geologic Time–Reading the Rock Record
22. Plate Tectonics and Earth’s Interior
23. Shaping Earth’s Surface
24. The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects
25. Driving Forces of Weather
Part 4: Astronomy
26. The Solar System
27. The Stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews