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An introduction to physical science

Author: James T Shipman; Jerry D Wilson; Aaron W Todd; Charles A Higgins
Publisher: Boston : Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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Presents a survey of the physical sciences - physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology - for non-science majors.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Shipman; Jerry D Wilson; Aaron W Todd; Charles A Higgins
ISBN: 9780538731874 0538731877 9780538733168 0538733160 9780538493628 0538493623 0618935967 9780618935963
OCLC Number: 535360148
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Measurement --
Motion --
Force and motion --
Work and energy --
Temperature and heat --
Waves --
Optics and wave effects --
Electricity and magnetism --
Atomic physics --
Nuclear physics --
The chemical elements --
Chemical bonding --
Chemical reactions --
Organic chemistry --
Place and time --
The solar system --
Moons and small solar system bodies --
The universe --
The atmosphere --
Atmospheric effects --
Structural geology and plate tectonics --
Minerals, rocks and volcanoes --
Surface processes --
Geologic time --
Appendixes: Seven base units of the international system of units (SI). Solving mathematical problems in science. Equation rearrangement. Analysis of units. Positive and negative numbers. Powers-of-10 notation. Significant figures. Psychrometric tables. Seasonal star charts --
Glossary.
Responsibility: James T. Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Aaron W. Todd, with Charles A. Higgins, Jr.

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