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Since defining this course 30 years ago, Paul Hewitt's best-selling text continues to be the benchmark book that two-thirds of professors use and by which all others are judged. In the Tenth edition of Conceptual Physics, Paul Hewitt shows how a compelling text and the most advanced media can be integrated to empower professors to bring physics to life for non-science majors in and out of class. For the Tenth edition, Hewitt helps students connect physics to their everyday experiences and the world around them with additional help on solving more mathematical problems.
Hewitt's text is famous for engaging students with analogies and imagery from real-world situations that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. With this strong foundation, students 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 the text direct students to fun and effective interactive on-line activities on The Physics Place website. This highly acclaimed website now features, by popular demand, three new interactive and animated tutorials (bringing the total to 20) that coach students through core topics, as well as video demonstrations, and hundreds of problems and activities to help students effectively review the material.
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 and Reaction
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. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time
Since defining this course 30 years ago, Paul Hewitt's best-selling text continues to be the benchmark book that two-thirds of professors use and by which all others are judged. In the Tenth edition of Conceptual Physics, Paul Hewitt shows how a compelling text and the most advanced media can be integrated to empower professors to bring physics to life for non-science majors in and out of class. For the Tenth edition, Hewitt helps students connect physics to their everyday experiences and the world around them with additional help on solving more mathematical problems.
Hewitt's text is famous for engaging students with analogies and imagery from real-world situations that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. With this strong foundation, students 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 the text direct students to fun and effective interactive on-line activities on The Physics Place website. This highly acclaimed website now features, by popular demand, three new interactive and animated tutorials (bringing the total to 20) that coach students through core topics, as well as video demonstrations, and hundreds of problems and activities to help students effectively review the material.
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 and Reaction
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. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time