Synopses & Reviews
Conceptual Physical Science: Explorations presents a clear and engaging introduction to physics, chemistry, astonomy, and earth sciences. The authors use analogies and everyday examples to clarify key concepts and help readers better understand the world around them. The book's consistent, high-quality coverage combines active learning with critical thinking exercises, hands-on experiments, review questions, and quantitative problems. Hands-On Explorations, found throughout the book, promote active learning by allowing readers to apply concepts they have learned. These easy-to-perform experiments, which use common household products, can be conducted at home. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and physics.
Table of Contents
1. About Science.
MECHANICS. 2. Newton's First Law of Motion - The Law of Inertia.
3. Newton's Second Law of Motion - Force and Acceleration.
4. Newton's Third Law of Motion - Action and Reaction.
6. Work and Energy.
8. Projectile and Satellite Motion.
HEAT. 9. Thermal Energy.
10. Heat Transfer and Change of Phase.
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM. 11. Electricity.
WAVES-SOUND AND LIGHT. 13. Waves and Sound.
14. Light and Color.
15. Reflection and Refraction.
16. Properties of Light.
THE ATOM. 17. Atoms and the Periodic Table.
18. Atomic Models.
20. Nuclear Fission and Fusion.
CHEMISTRY. 21. Elements of Chemistry.
23. Chemical Bonding.
24. Molecular Mixing.
25. Acids and Bases.
26. Oxidation and Reduction.
27. Organic Compounds.
28. The Chemistry of Drugs.
EARTH SCIENCE. 30. Minerals and Their Formation.
32. The Architecture of the Earth.
33. Our Restless Planet.
34. Water on Our World.
35. Our Natural Landscape.
36. A Brief History of the Earth.
37. The Atmosphere, the Oceans, and Their Interactions.
ASTRONOMY. 39. The Solar System.
40. The Stars.
Appendix A. Systems of Measurement.
Appendix B. Linear Motion.
Appendix C. Vectors.
Appendix D. Physics of Fluids.
Appendix E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time.
Appendix F. Safety.