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Conceptual physical science

By: Paul G. Hewitt, John Suchocki, Leslie A. Hewitt.
Material type: TextTextISBN: 978-0-13-406049-1.
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</p> For one- or two-semester physical science survey courses for non-science majors. </p> </p> Opening the Doors of Science </p> Conceptual Physical Science, Sixth Edition, provides a conceptual overview of basic, essential topics in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy with optional quantitative analyses. The authors focus on concepts before computations. With its clear, friendly writing style, and strong integration of the sciences, this book connects well with all students.</p> </p> Also available with MasteringPhysics </p> MasteringPhysics(tm) from Pearson is the leading online teaching and learning system designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Ensure that students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics(tm). Students can further master concepts after class through traditional homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.</p> </p> Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever-before, during, and after class.</p> </p> </p> KEY TOPICS: The Nature of Science; PHYSICS: Patterns of Motion and Equilibrium; Newton's Laws of Motion; Momentum and Energy; Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites; Fluid Mechanics; Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics; Heat Transfer and Change of Phase; Static and Current Electricity; Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction; Waves and Sound; Light; CHEMISTRY: Atoms and the Periodic Table; The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity; Elements of Chemistry; How Atoms Bond and Molecules Attract; Mixtures; How Chemicals React; Two Classes of Chemical Reactions; Organic Compounds; EARTH SCIENCE: Rocks and Minerals; Plate Tectonics and Earth's Interior; Shaping Earth's Surface; Geologic Time--Reading the Rock Record; The Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climatic Effects; Driving Forces of Weather; ASTRONOMY: The Solar System; Stars and Galaxies; The Structure of Space and Time</p> </p> MARKET: For all readers interested in science.</p> </p>