Conceptual Physics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Paul G. Hewitt  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
816
Pub.-date
October 2014
ISBN13
9781292057132
ISBN
1292057130
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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.

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.

Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics

  • NEW! Revised End of Chapter sections fit Bloom’s Taxonomy. All end of chapter material has been rearranged and revised as needed to fit into Bloom’s taxonomy categories.
  • All sections are now numbered to allow for more instructor flexibility in assigning class material.
  • Check Yourself and Check Your Answer boxes embedded within the text help students gauge their level of understanding of the material just covered.
  • Practicing Physics boxes allow students to work through a problem or experiment based on the material covered in each chapter.
  • A wide variety of problems are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Conceptual Ranking end of chapter exercises help students master important concepts.
  • Multiple-choice Practice Exams at the end of each part enable the student to assess their grasp of the material they just learned.

Prepare for lecture

  • NEW! Over 200 QR codes throughout the book allow students to use a mobile device to instantly watch Paul Hewitt’s video demonstrations and Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts to prepare for lecture and gain a better conceptual understanding of physics.
  • The Instructor Resource Materials provides the most comprehensive resource available of purpose-built in-class teaching aids, including high-resolution JPEGs of all figure and photos from the book, all of the Interactive Figures and Video Demonstrations, PowerPoint® Lecture Outlines and Clicker Questions written by the author, plus electronic versions of the Next-Time Questions, Instructor Manual, and Test Bank.
  • Conceptual Ranking end of chapter exercises help students master important concepts.

Multiple-choice Practice Exams at the end of each part enable the student to assess their grasp of the material they just learned.

New to this Edition

New To This Edition

Personalize with MasteringPhysics

  • NEW! More automatically graded Mastering content essay-style end-of-chapter questions have been rewritten as multiple choice.
  • NEW! Learning Catalytics allows students to use their laptop, smartphone, or tablet to respond to questions in class. Visit www.learningcatalytics.com
  •  Pearson eText, available through MasteringPhysics, offers the entire textbook in an interactive format. Features include hyperlinks to Interactive Figures, Tutorials, and Videos, pop-up vocabulary terms, an annotation tool, and more.
  • NEW! Outstanding Content and Unparalleled Tutoring for Hewitt Titles in MasteringPhysics. The Mastering system now provides tutorials and coaching activities covering content relevant to all Hewitt titles and motivates students to learn outside of class and arrive prepared for lecture.
    • Video Activities ask students to answer multiple-choice questions based on the content of Paul Hewitt’s popular classroom demonstrations.
    • Interactive Figure Activities help students master important topics by interacting with key figures, bringing principles to life. Hints and specific wrong-answer feedback help guide students toward understanding the scientific principles.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringPhysics does not come packaged with this content.

MasteringPhysics is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

 Make physics delightful

  • NEW! Over 200 QR codes throughout the book allow students to use a mobile device to instantly watch Paul Hewitt’s video demonstrations and Hewitt Drew It screencasts to prepare for lecture and gain a better conceptual understanding of physics.
  • NEW! A new interior design provides an attractive, fresh, and accessible new look, updating a classic text to be even more student friendly.
  • 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! Enhanced coverage of topics in energy and environment are included and help to keep students aware of current events.

 

Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics

  • NEW! Revised End of Chapter sections fit Bloom’s Taxonomy. All end of chapter material has been rearranged and revised as needed to fit into Bloom’s taxonomy categories.
  • NEW! All sections are now numbered to allow for more instructor flexibility in assigning class material.  

Web Online Copy Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringPhysics does not come packaged with this content

MasteringPhysics is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Conceptual Physics
with MasteringPhysics®, Twelfth Edition Paul Hewitt integrates a compelling text and the most advanced media to make physics interesting, understandable, and relevant for non-science majors. The Twelfth Edition will delight you with informative and fun Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, updated content, applications, and new learning activities in MasteringPhysics.

 Hewitt’s text is guided by the principle of "concepts before calculations" 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.

  • Personalize learning with MasteringPhysics: MasteringPhysics provides you with engaging experiences that coach you through physics with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a huge variety of educationally effective content.
  • 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 you 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.
  • Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics: You will gain a solid understanding of physics through practice and problem solving in the book and in MasteringPhysics.

Table of Contents

1. About Science 

I. MECHANICS

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

II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER

11. Atomic Nature of Matter

12. Solids

13. Liquids

14. Gases and Plasmas

III. HEAT

15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion

16. Heat Transfer

17. Change of Phase

18. Thermodynamics

IV. SOUND

19. Vibrations and Waves

20. Sound

21. Musical Sounds

V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

22. Electrostatics

23. Electric Current

24. Magnetism

25. Electromagnetic Induction

VI. LIGHT

26. Properties of Light

27. Color

28. Reflection and Refraction

29. Light Waves

30. Light Emission

31. Light Quanta

VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS

32. The Atom and the Quantum

33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity

34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion

VIII. RELATIVITY

35. Special Theory of Relativity

36. General Theory of Relativity

Appendices

A. Systems of Measurement

B. More About Motion

C. Graphing

D. More About Vectors

E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

Author

Paul G. Hewitt

Former silver-medal boxing champion, sign painter, uranium prospector, and soldier, Paul began college at the age of 27, with the help of the GI Bill. He pioneered the conceptual approach to teaching physics at the City College of San Francisco. He has taught as a guest teacher at various middle schools and high schools, the University of California at both the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and the University of Hawaii at both the Manoa and Hilo campuses. He also taught for 20 years at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which honored him with its Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. He is the author of Conceptual Physics and a co-author of Conceptual Physical Science and Conceptual Physical Science Explorations (with John Suchocki and Leslie Hewitt).