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The physical sciences : an integrated approach

Author: Robert M Hazen; James Trefil
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook presents a series of scientific principles on physics, geology, chemistry and astronomy as an integrated whole, rather than separate topics. The student is encouraged to become aware of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hazen, Robert M., 1948-
Physical sciences.
New York : Wiley, ©1996
(OCoLC)655770473
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Hazen; James Trefil
ISBN: 0471154407 9780471154402 0471002496 9780471002499
OCLC Number: 33102208
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 672, [67] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Science: A Way of Knowing --
2. The Language of Science --
3. The Ordered Universe --
4. The Clockwork Universe --
5. Energy --
6. Temperature, Heat, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics --
7. Electricity and Magnetism --
8. Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation --
9. The Atom --
10. Quantum Mechanics --
11. Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond --
12. Chemical Reactions --
13. Properties of Materials --
14. The Nucleus of the Atom --
15. The Ultimate Structure of Matter --
16. Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity --
17. The Earth and Other Planets --
18. The Dynamic Earth --
19. Cycles of the Earth --
20. Historical Geology --
21. The Stars --
22. Cosmology --
App. A. Quantitative Thinking --
App. B. The Geologic Time Scale --
App. C. Selected Physical Constants and Astronomical Data --
App. D. Properties of the Planets --
App. E. Star Charts --
App. F. The Chemical Elements --
App. G. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
Responsibility: Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil.
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