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Conceptual Physics

Conceptual Physics

  • Paul G. Hewitt
  • Author: Paul G. Hewitt
    • ISBN:9789352861774
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352861779
    • Price:Rs. 950.00
    • Pages:816
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    Intended for non-science majors Physics Courses

    Since defining this course 30 years ago, Paul Hewitt's best-selling text continues as the benchmark by which all others are judged. In Conceptual Physics Twelfth Edition Paul Hewitt makes physics interesting, understandable, and relevant for non-science majors. The Twelfth Edition will delight students with informative and fun Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, updated content and applications.


    Hewitt's text is guided by the principle of ""concepts before calculations"" and is famous for engaging students with analogies and imagery from the real-world that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics.

    This program presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students.

    Prepare for lecture: NEW! 100 Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, authored and narrated by Paul Hewitt, explain physics concepts through animation and narration. The exciting new Screencasts, accessed through QR codes in the textbook, will enable students to engage with the physics concepts more actively outside of class.

    Make physics delightful: Relevant and accessible narrative, analogies from real-world situations, and simple representations of the underlying mathematical relationships make physics more appealing to students.

    Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics: Students gain a solid understanding of physics through practice and problem solving in the book.


    Table of Content

    1. About Science


    2. Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia

    3. Linear Motion

    4. Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration

    5. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction

    6. Momentum

    7. Energy

    8. Rotational Motion

    9. Gravity

    10. Projectile and Satellite Motion


    11. Atomic Nature of Matter

    12. Solids

    13. Liquids

    14. Gases and Plasmas


    15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion

    16. Heat Transfer

    17. Change of Phase

    18. Thermodynamics


    19. Vibrations and Waves

    20. Sound

    21. Musical Sounds


    22. Electrostatics

    23. Electric Current

    24. Magnetism

    25. Electromagnetic Induction


    26. Properties of Light

    27. Color

    28. Reflection and Refraction

    29. Light Waves

    30. Light Emission

    31. Light Quanta


    32. The Atom and the Quantum

    33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity

    34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion


    35. Special Theory of Relativity

    36. General Theory of Relativity


    A. Systems of Measurement

    B. More About Motion

    C. Graphing

    D. More About Vectors

    E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time"

    Salient Features

    Make physics delightful
    NEW! Updated applications are available for digital technology, environment, and energy. These topics are at the forefront of everyone's consciousness these days and an intelligent awareness of their scientific foundations will give rise to better decision making in the political arena.
    NEW! A new interior design provides an attractive, fresh, and accessible new look, updating a classic text to be even more student friendly.
    An extensive full-color figure and photo program includes the author's hallmark cartoons, which are both approachable and informative.
    Fun and easy-to-perform projects involve students in the scientific process of exploration and observation.
    Insight boxes provide short snippets of information about how topics in the text relate to real-life situations, experiments, and other parts of the book. 
    Enhanced coverage of topics in energy and environment are included and help to keep students aware of current events.