Conceptual Physics

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Pearson Educación, 2002 - Science - 789 pages
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Conceptual Physics, Tenth Edition helps readers 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 readers 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, readers 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. Included in the package is the workbook. Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Relativity. For all readers interested in conceptual physics.
 

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His explanation of how plains work is flat out wrong! He asks a lot of questions in the text then does not give the answers to some of them. One of the answers to the questions even mocks the reader and says "do you think I'm going to give you all the answers?" As a student that becomes very frustrating. Some parts are very interesting, however, the author just strikes me as kind of a jerk.  

Contents

Acerca de la ciencia
2
Acerca de la ciencia
3
MECÁNICA
19
Primera ley de Newton del movimientoinercia
20
Primera ley del movimiento de Newton
27
Equilibrio de cosas en movimiento
33
Movimiento rectilíneo
39
Caída libre
45
Cambio de fase
324
Termodinámica
339
SONIDO
361
Vibraciones y ondas
362
20
370
Sonido
381
física en estilo de caricatura son de la familia y de amigos cercanos Ludmila sostiene los polarizadores cruzados en la página 579 y
389
Sonidos musicales
399

Segunda ley de Newton del movimiento
55
Tercera ley de Newton del movimiento
69
Resumen de las tres leyes de Newton
76
Cantidad de movimiento
86
Conservación de la cantidad de movimiento
92
8
100
Energía
104
Movimiento rotatorio
125
Momento de torsión torque
131
Fuerza centrípeta
138
Gravedad
154
Movimiento balístico y satélites
177
PROPIEDADES DE LA MATERIA
201
La naturaleza atómica de la materia
202
La naturaleza atómica de la materia
203
El núcleo atómico
210
Quarks
216
Sólidos
226
Líquidos
246
Gases y plasmas
267
CALOR
289
Temperatura calor y expansión
290
Transferencia de calor
305
Absorción de energía radiante
312
Energía solar
318
Electrostática
412
Corriente eléctrica
438
LUZ
495
Propiedades de la luz
496
color
515
Reflexión y refracción
532
533
552
Ondas luminosas
563
Interferencia en película delgada con un solo
572
Visión tridimensional
579
Emisión de la luz
587
Espectros de absorción
593
Cuantos de luz
605
Experimento de la doble rendija
611
Complementariedad
618
parte Vil FÍSICA ATÓMICA Y NUCLEAR
623
El átomo y el cuanto
624
El núcleo atómico y la radiactividad
636
Fisión y fusión nuclear
661
RELATIVIDAD
685
Epílogo
735
Apéndice B Más acerca del movimiento
741
Más acerca de vectores
749
Apéndice E Crecimiento exponencial y tiempo
755
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About the author (2002)

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 Saint Michael's College. Concurrent to his writingand 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.

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