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Introduction to Physical Science

Introduction to Physical Science - 8th edition

Introduction to Physical Science - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780669417159

ISBN10: 0669417157

Introduction to Physical Science by James T. Shipman - ISBN 9780669417159
Edition: 8TH 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published:
International: No
Introduction to Physical Science by James T. Shipman - ISBN 9780669417159

ISBN13: 9780669417159

ISBN10: 0669417157

Edition: 8TH 97

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Summary

The best-selling introductory textbook in the field, An Introduction to Physical Science now has even stronger pedagogy and a more accessible approach to mathematical problems. Well-known and respected for its clear writing style and emphasis on fundamental concepts, the text introduces students to concepts in the context of everyday experience. A striking new design features more color and new photographs and artwork. More examples of environmental issues are integrated throughout the text.

  • Chapter 1, which introduces the concept of measurement, is followed by the basic concepts of physics (motion, force, energy, wave motion, heat, electricity, and magnetism). This foundation in physics is useful in developing the principles of chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology that follow.
  • Three chapters shorter than in previous editions, the Eighth Edition continues to provide updated coverage of the five main areas of physical science. Coverage of meteorology has been streamlined and the physics chapters on mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics have been thoroughly revised and rewritten.
  • Examples and exercises now use simpler numbers to illustrate and test concepts, and each area of physical science is treated both descriptively and quantitatively. Mathematical assistance is provided for those students who may need it, but the relative emphasis is left to the discretion of the instructor.
  • In addition to Highlight boxeswhich address current environmental issues and show the dynamic link between physical science and the real worldand step-by-step solutions to in-text examples, the Eighth Edition includes new Learning Goals, Confidence Exercises after each worked example, Relevance Questions at the end of many sections, Multiple-choice Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Questions.