The Physical Universe

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9780077270704: The Physical Universe

This is an outstanding text with a long history that has been updated and given a fresh look. The 2010 copyright year represents the 50th anniversary of the publishing of this classic text. The text is also accompanied by strong media component with the Connect online homework system, "CPS" eInstruction student response system questions, more extensive online quizzing, and PowerPoint lectures. Aimed at presenting the essentials of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy in a clear, easy-to-understand way, The Physical Universe shows students how science works, how scientists approach problems, and why science constantly evolves in its search for understanding. The text can also be packaged with its long time companion student study guide, which includes a review of chapter terms and concepts; self quizzing for extra practice; and solved problems from the text.

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On Line Learning Center. The OLC contains the instructor's manual, digital transparencies, clip art image set, and professional resources for the instructor. It also contains self quizzing, animations, on-line multiple choice quizzes, matching exercises, key term flashcards, crossword puzzles, web links, a glossary, and much more for the student.
Updated information: Chapter 6 on Waves was reorganized to provide a more effective treatment of this subject. Content was updated on such subjects as energy supply, global warming, the solar system, and the structure and evolution of the universe. New information has been incorporated in 23 new sidebars. Sixty new illustrations were also added to this edition.
Essential Study Partner CD ROM packaged free with every text. This CD ROM contains guest essays, sample solved problems, animations, an image bank, quizzes, crossword puzzles, flashcards, and an Interactive Student Study Guide. The study guide features detailed chapter outlines, chapter goals, and many practices exercises, including short answer, multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and matching.
Emphasis on scientific method of inquiry - how scientists think.
Math Refresher at the back of the book. This self-contained section provides back ground information for all of the math used in the book.
More conceptual in its approach than most physical science texts. Because of this conceptual emphasis, Krauskopf is careful to make sure that math is not a focus of the book.
Emphasis on environment, structure of matter, science of life.
Superb pedagogy: updated "A Scientist at Work" essays, 34 biographies of important scientists, worked examples and exercises, chapter summaries, conceptual questions and problems, 107 high-interest sidebars applying science to everday life, and answers to all odd-numbered questions and problems.

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