The Physical Universe (17th International Edition)


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Konrad Krauskopf, Arthur Beiser


McGraw-Hill Education; 17th edition (Global)




768 pages




1260565904; 1260150526; 1260466132


9781260565904/ 9781260150520/ 9781260466133

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Title Page
Copyright Page
Brief Contents
1 The Scientific Method
How Scientists Study Nature
1.1 The Scientific Method
1.2 Why Science Is Successful
The Solar System
1.3 A Survey of the Sky
1.4 The Ptolemaic System
1.5 The Copernican System
1.6 Kepler’s Laws
1.7 Why Copernicus Was Right
Universal Gravitation
1.8 What Is Gravity?
1.9 Why the Earth Is Round
1.10 The Tides
1.11 The Discovery of Neptune
How Many of What
1.12 The SI System
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
2 Motion
Describing Motion
2.1 Speed
2.2 Vectors
2.3 Acceleration
2.4 Distance, Time, and Acceleration
Acceleration Due to Gravity
2.5 Free Fall
2.6 Air Resistance
Force and Motion
2.7 First Law of Motion
2.8 Mass
2.9 Second Law of Motion
2.10 Mass and Weight
2.11 Third Law of Motion
2.12 Circular Motion
2.13 Newton’s Law of Gravity
2.14 Artificial Satellites
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
3 Energy
3.1 The Meaning of Work
3.2 Power
3.3 Kinetic Energy
3.4 Potential Energy
3.5 Conservation of Energy
3.6 Mechanical Advantage
3.7 The Nature of Heat
3.8 Linear Momentum
3.9 Rockets
3.10 Angular Momentum
3.11 Special Relativity
3.12 Rest Energy
3.13 General Relativity
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
4 Energy and the Future
The Energy Problem
4.1 Population and Prosperity
4.2 Energy Supply and Consumption
4.3 Climate Change
4.4 Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect
Fossil Fuels
4.5 Liquid Fuels
4.6 Natural Gas
4.7 Coal
Alternative Sources
4.8 A Nuclear World?
4.9 Renewable Energy I
4.10 Renewable Energy II
4.11 Energy Storage
4.12 Biofuels
Strategies For The Future
4.13 Conservation and Geoengineering
4.14 What Governments Must Do
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
5 Matter and Heat
Temperature and Heat
5.1 Temperature
5.2 Heat
5.3 Metabolic Energy
5.4 Density
5.5 Pressure
5.6 Buoyancy
5.7 The Gas Laws
Kinetic Theory of Matter
5.8 Kinetic Theory of Gases
5.9 Molecular Motion and Temperature
5.10 Heat Transfer
Changes of State
5.11 Liquids and Solids
5.12 Evaporation and Boiling
5.13 Melting
Energy Transformations
5.14 Heat Engines
5.15 Thermodynamics
5.16 Fate of the Universe
5.17 Entropy
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
6 Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charge
6.1 Positive and Negative Charge
6.2 What Is Charge?
6.3 Coulomb’s Law
6.4 Force on an Uncharged Object
Electricity and Matter
6.5 Matter in Bulk
6.6 Conductors and Insulators
6.7 Superconductivity
Electric Current
6.8 The Ampere
6.9 Potential Difference
6.10 Ohm’s Law
6.11 Electric Power
6.12 Magnets
6.13 Magnetic Field
6.14 Oersted’s Experiment
6.15 Electromagnets
Using Magnetism
6.16 Magnetic Force on a Current
6.17 Electric Motors
6.18 Electromagnetic Induction
6.19 Transformers
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
7 Waves
Wave Motion
7.1 Water Waves
7.2 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
7.3 Describing Waves
7.4 Standing Waves
Sound Waves
7.5 Sound
7.6 Doppler Effect
7.7 Musical Sounds
Electromagnetic Waves
7.8 Electromagnetic Waves
7.9 Types of EM Waves
7.10 Light “Rays”
Wave Behavior
7.11 Reflection
7.12 Refraction
7.13 Lenses
7.14 The Eye
7.15 Color
7.16 Interference
7.17 Diffraction
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
8 The Nucleus
Atom and Nucleus
8.1 Rutherford Model of the Atom
8.2 Nuclear Structure
8.3 Radioactive Decay
8.4 Half-Life
8.5 Radiation Hazards
Nuclear Energy
8.6 Units of Mass and Energy
8.7 Binding Energy
8.8 Binding Energy per Nucleon
Fission and Fusion
8.9 Nuclear Fission
8.10 How a Reactor Works
8.11 Reactor Accidents
8.12 Plutonium
8.13 Nuclear Fusion
Elementary Particles
8.14 Antiparticles
8.15 Fundamental Interactions
8.16 Leptons and Hadrons
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
9 The Atom
Quantum Theory of Light
9.1 Photoelectric Effect
9.2 Photons
9.3 What Is Light?
9.4 X-Rays
Matter Waves
9.5 De Broglie Waves
9.6 Waves of What?
9.7 Uncertainty Principle
The Hydrogen Atom
9.8 Atomic Spectra
9.9 The Bohr Model
9.10 Electron Waves and Orbits
9.11 The Laser
Quantum Theory of the Atom
9.12 Quantum Mechanics
9.13 Quantum Numbers
9.14 Exclusion Principle
Important Terms and Ideas
Important Formulas
Multiple Choice
10 The Periodic Law
Elements and Compounds
10.1 Chemical Change
10.2 Three Classes of Matter
10.3 The Atomic Theory
The Periodic Law
10.4 Metals and Nonmetals
10.5 Chemical Activity
10.6 Families of Elements
10.7 The Periodic Table
10.8 Groups and Periods
Atomic Structure
10.9 Shells and Subshells
10.10 Explaining the Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds
10.11 Types of Bonds
10.12 Covalent Bonding
10.13 Ionic Bonding
10.14 Ionic Compounds
10.15 Naming Compounds
10.16 Chemical Equations
10.17 Types of Chemical Reactions
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
11 Crystals, Ions, and Solutions
11.1 Ionic and Covalent Crystals
11.2 The Metallic Bond
11.3 Molecular Crystals
11.4 Solubility
11.5 Polar and Nonpolar Liquids
11.6 Ions in Solution
11.7 Evidence for Dissociation
11.8 Water
11.9 Water Pollution
Acids and Bases
11.10 Acids
11.11 Strong and Weak Acids
11.12 Bases
11.13 The pH Scale
11.14 Salts
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
12 Chemical Reactions
Quantitative Chemistry
12.1 Phlogiston
12.2 Oxygen
12.3 The Mole
12.4 Formula Units
Chemical Energy
12.5 Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
12.6 Chemical Energy and Stability
12.7 Activation Energy
Reaction Rates
12.8 Temperature and Reaction Rates
12.9 Other Factors
12.10 Chemical Equilibrium
12.11 Altering an Equilibrium
Oxidation and Reduction
12.12 Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
12.13 Electrochemical Cells
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
13 Organic Chemistry
Carbon Compounds
13.1 Carbon Bonds
13.2 Alkanes
13.3 Petroleum Products
Structures of Organic Molecules
13.4 Structural Formulas
13.5 Isomers
13.6 Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
13.7 Benzene
Organic Compounds
13.8 Hydrocarbon Groups
13.9 Functional Groups
13.10 Polymers
Chemistry of Life
13.11 Carbohydrates
13.12 Photosynthesis
13.13 Lipids
13.14 Proteins
13.15 Soil Nitrogen
13.16 Nucleic Acids
13.17 Origin of Life
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
14 Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
The Atmosphere
14.1 Regions of the Atmosphere
14.2 Atmospheric Moisture
14.3 Clouds
14.4 Atmospheric Energy
14.5 The Seasons
14.6 Winds
14.7 General Circulation of the Atmosphere
14.8 Middle-Latitude Weather Systems
14.9 Tropical Climates
14.10 Middle- and High-Latitude Climates
14.11 Climate Change
The Hydrosphere
14.12 Ocean Basins
14.13 Ocean Currents
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
15 The Rock Cycle
15.1 Composition of the Crust
15.2 Minerals
15.3 Igneous Rocks
15.4 Sedimentary Rocks
15.5 Metamorphic Rocks
Within the Earth
15.6 Earthquakes
15.7 Structure of the Earth
15.8 The Earth’s Interior
15.9 Geomagnetism
15.10 Weathering
15.11 Stream Erosion
15.12 Glaciers
15.13 Groundwater
15.14 Sedimentation
15.15 Volcanoes
15.16 Intrusive Rocks
15.17 The Rock Cycle
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
16 The Evolving Earth
Tectonic Movement
16.1 Types of Deformation
16.2 Mountain Building
16.3 Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
16.4 Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
16.5 The Ocean Floors
16.6 Ocean-Floor Spreading
16.7 Plate Tectonics
Methods of Historical Geology
16.8 Principle of Uniform Change
16.9 Rock Formations
16.10 Radiometric Dating
16.11 Fossils
16.12 Geologic Time
Earth History
16.13 Precambrian Time
16.14 The Paleozoic Era
16.15 Coal and Petroleum
16.16 The Mesozoic Era
16.17 The Cenozoic Era
16.18 Human History
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
17 The Solar System
The Family of the Sun
17.1 The Solar System
17.2 Comets
17.3 Meteors
The Inner Planets
17.4 Mercury
17.5 Venus
17.6 Mars
17.7 Is There Life on Mars?
17.8 Asteroids
The Outer Planets
17.9 Jupiter
17.10 Saturn
17.11 Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and More
The Moon
17.12 Phases of the Moon
17.13 Eclipses
17.14 Lunar Surface and Interior
17.15 Evolution of the Lunar Landscape
17.16 Origin of the Moon
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
18 The Stars
Tools of Astronomy
18.1 The Telescope
18.2 The Spectrometer
18.3 Spectrum Analysis
The Sun
18.4 Properties of the Sun
18.5 The Aurora
18.6 Sunspots
18.7 Solar Energy
The Stars
18.8 Stellar Distances
18.9 Variable Stars
18.10 Stellar Motions
18.11 Stellar Properties
Life Histories of the Stars
18.12 H-R Diagram
18.13 Stellar Evolution
18.14 Supernovas
18.15 Pulsars
18.16 Black Holes
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
19 The Universe
19.1 The Milky Way
19.2 Stellar Populations
19.3 Radio Astronomy
19.4 Galaxies
19.5 Cosmic Rays
The Expanding Universe
19.6 Red Shifts
19.7 Quasars
Evolution of the Universe
19.8 Dating the Universe
19.9 After the Big Bang
19.10 Origin of the Solar System
Extraterrestrial Life
19.11 Exoplanets
19.12 Interstellar Travel
19.13 Interstellar Communication
Important Terms and Ideas
Multiple Choice
Math Refresher
The Elements
Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions and Odd-Numbered Exercises

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