An Introduction to Physical Science 14th edition

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James T. Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Charles A. Higgins Jr., and Omar Torres
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  • Chapter 1: Measurement
    • 1.1: The Physical Sciences
    • 1.2: Scientific Investigation
    • 1.3: The Senses
    • 1.4: Standard Units and Systems of Units
    • 1.5: More on the Metric System (8)
    • 1.6: Derived Units and Conversion Factors (12)
    • 1.7: Significant Figures (6)
    • 1: Multiple Choice (13)
    • 1: Short Answer (16)
    • 1: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 1: Extra Problems (7)

  • Chapter 2: Motion
    • 2.1: Defining Motion
    • 2.2: Speed and Velocity (10)
    • 2.3: Acceleration (8)
    • 2.4: Acceleration in Uniform Circular Motion (2)
    • 2.5: Projectile Motion (2)
    • 2: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 2: Short Answer (14)
    • 2: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 2: Extra Problems (6)

  • Chapter 3: Force and Motion
    • 3.1: Force and Net Force (2)
    • 3.2: Newton's First Law of Motion
    • 3.3: Newton's Second Law of Motion (8)
    • 3.4: Newton's Third Law of Motion
    • 3.5: Newton's Law of Gravitation (6)
    • 3.6: Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy (2)
    • 3.7: Momentum (6)
    • 3: Multiple Choice (15)
    • 3: Short Answer (10)
    • 3: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 3: Extra Problems (8)

  • Chapter 4: Work and Energy
    • 4.1: Work (7)
    • 4.2: Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy (8)
    • 4.3: Conservation of Energy (4)
    • 4.4: Power (4)
    • 4.5: Forms of Energy and Consumption
    • 4.6: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources
    • 4: Multiple Choice (14)
    • 4: Short Answer (16)
    • 4: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 4: Extra Problems (8)

  • Chapter 5: Temperature and Heat
    • 5.1: Temperature (6)
    • 5.2: Heat (6)
    • 5.3: Specific Heat and Latent Heat (6)
    • 5.4: Heat Transfer
    • 5.5: Phases of Matter
    • 5.6: The Kinetic Theory of Gases (6)
    • 5.7: Thermodynamics
    • 5: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 5: Short Answer (18)
    • 5: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 5: Extra Problems (4)

  • Chapter 6: Waves and Sound
    • 6.1: Waves and Energy Propagation
    • 6.2: Wave Properties (4)
    • 6.3: Light Waves (6)
    • 6.4: Sound Waves (8)
    • 6.5: The Doppler Effect
    • 6.6: Standing Waves and Resonance
    • 6: Multiple Choice (13)
    • 6: Short Answer (15)
    • 6: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 6: Extra Problems (4)

  • Chapter 7: Optics and Wave Effects
    • 7.1: Reflection (4)
    • 7.2: Refraction and Dispersion (4)
    • 7.3: Spherical Mirrors (4)
    • 7.4: Lenses (6)
    • 7.5: Polarization
    • 7.6: Diffraction and Interference
    • 7: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 7: Short Answer (1)
    • 7: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 7: Extra Problems (4)

  • Chapter 8: Electricity and Magnetism
    • 8.1: Electric Charge, Electric Force, and Electric Field (6)
    • 8.2: Current, Voltage, and Electrical Power (18)
    • 8.3: Simple Electric Circuits and Electrical Safety
    • 8.4: Magnetism
    • 8.5: Electromagnetism (4)
    • 8: Multiple Choice (13)
    • 8: Short Answer (15)
    • 8: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 8: Extra Problems (3)

  • Chapter 9: Atomic Physics
    • 9.1: Early Concepts of the Atom
    • 9.2: The Dual Nature of Light (4)
    • 9.3: Bohr Theory of the Hydrogen Atom (6)
    • 9.4: Microwave Ovens, X-Rays, and Lasers
    • 9.5: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
    • 9.6: Matter Waves (2)
    • 9.7: The Electron Cloud Model of the Atom
    • 9: Multiple Choice (14)
    • 9: Short Answer (12)
    • 9: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 9: Extra Problems

  • Chapter 10: Nuclear Physics
    • 10.1: Symbols of the Elements
    • 10.2: The Atomic Nucleus (4)
    • 10.3: Radioactivity and Half-Life (18)
    • 10.4: Nuclear Reactions (2)
    • 10.5: Nuclear Fission (2)
    • 10.6: Nuclear Fusion (2)
    • 10.7: Effects of Radiation
    • 10.8: Elementary Particles
    • 10: Multiple Choice (15)
    • 10: Short Answer (17)
    • 10: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 10: Extra Problems (3)

  • Chapter 11: The Chemical Elements
    • 11.1: Classification of Matter (6)
    • 11.2: Discovery of the Elements (4)
    • 11.3: Occurrence of the Elements
    • 11.4: The Periodic Table (15)
    • 11.5: Naming Compounds (3)
    • 11.6: Groups of Elements (2)
    • 11: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 11: Short Answer (19)
    • 11: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 11: Extra Problems (11)

  • Chapter 12: Chemical Bonding
    • 12.1: Law of Conservation of Mass (4)
    • 12.2: Law of Definite Proportions (8)
    • 12.3: Dalton's Atomic Theory
    • 12.4: Ionic Bonding (8)
    • 12.5: Covalent Bonding (12)
    • 12.6: Hydrogen Bonding
    • 12: Multiple Choice (18)
    • 12: Short Answer (20)
    • 12: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 12: Extra Problems (5)

  • Chapter 13: Chemical Reactions
    • 13.1: Balancing Chemical Equations (6)
    • 13.2: Energy and Rate of Reaction (2)
    • 13.3: Acids and Bases (4)
    • 13.4: Single-Replacement Reactions (4)
    • 13.5: Avogadro's Number (11)
    • 13: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 13: Short Answer (16)
    • 13: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 13: Extra Problems (5)

  • Chapter 14: Organic Chemistry
    • 14.1: Bonding in Organic Compounds (2)
    • 14.2: Aromatic Hydrocarbons (2)
    • 14.3: Aliphatic Hydrocarbons (10)
    • 14.4: Derivatives of Hydrocarbons (4)
    • 14.5: Synthetic Polymers (8)
    • 14.6: Biochemistry
    • 14: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 14: Short Answer (19)
    • 14: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 14: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 15: Place and Time
    • 15.1: Cartesian Coordinates
    • 15.2: Latitude and Longitude (6)
    • 15.3: Time (8)
    • 15.4: Determining Latitude and Longitude (14)
    • 15.5: The Seasons and the Calendar
    • 15.6: Precession of the Earth's Axis
    • 15: Multiple Choice (18)
    • 15: Short Answer (5)
    • 15: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 15: Extra Problems (11)

  • Chapter 16: The Solar System
    • 16.1: The Solar System and Planetary Motion (12)
    • 16.2: Major Planet Classifications and Orbits
    • 16.3: The Planet Earth
    • 16.4: The Terrestrial Planets
    • 16.5: The Jovian Planets
    • 16.6: The Dwarf Planets
    • 16.7: The Origin of the Solar System
    • 16.8: Other Planetary Systems
    • 16: Multiple Choice (18)
    • 16: Short Answer (6)
    • 16: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 16: Extra Problems (8)

  • Chapter 17: Moons and Small Solar System Bodies
    • 17.1: Structure, Origin, and Features of the Earth's Moon (2)
    • 17.2: Lunar Motion Effects: Phases, Eclipses, and Tides (12)
    • 17.3: Moons of the Terrestrial Planets
    • 17.4: Moons of the Jovian Planets
    • 17.5: Moons of the Dwarf Planets
    • 17.6: Small Solar System Bodies: Asteroids, Meteoroids, Comets, and Interplanetary Dust
    • 17: Multiple Choice (26)
    • 17: Short Answer (12)
    • 17: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 17: Extra Problems (7)

  • Chapter 18: The Universe
    • 18.1: The Celestial Sphere (6)
    • 18.2: The Sun: Our Closest Star
    • 18.3: Classifying Stars (4)
    • 18.4: The Life Cycle of Low-Mass Stars
    • 18.5: The Life Cycle of High-Mass Stars
    • 18.6: Galaxies
    • 18.7: Cosmology (2)
    • 18: Multiple Choice (20)
    • 18: Short Answer (10)
    • 18: Applying Your Knowledge (3)
    • 18: Extra Problems (17)

  • Chapter 19: The Atmosphere
    • 19.1: Atmospheric Composition and Structure (4)
    • 19.2: Atmospheric Energy Content
    • 19.3: Atmospheric Measurements and Observations (8)
    • 19.4: Air Motion
    • 19.5: Clouds
    • 19: Multiple Choice (10)
    • 19: Short Answer (14)
    • 19: Applying Your Knowledge (3)
    • 19: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 20: Atmospheric Effects
    • 20.1: Condensation and Precipitation
    • 20.2: Air Masses (6)
    • 20.3: Storms
    • 20.4: Atmospheric Pollution
    • 20.5: Climate and Pollution
    • 20: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 20: Short Answer (24)
    • 20: Applying Your Knowledge (3)
    • 20: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 21: Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
    • 21.1: The Earth's Interior Structure
    • 21.2: Continental Drift and Seafloor Spreading
    • 21.3: Plate Tectonics
    • 21.4: Plate Motion and Volcanoes
    • 21.5: Earthquakes
    • 21.6: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
    • 21: Multiple Choice (12)
    • 21: Short Answer (17)
    • 21: Applying Your Knowledge (7)
    • 21: Extra Problems (12)

  • Chapter 22: Minerals, Rocks, and Volcanoes
    • 22.1: Minerals
    • 22.2: Rocks
    • 22.3: Igneous Rocks
    • 22.4: Igneous Activity and Volcanoes
    • 22.5: Sedimentary Rocks
    • 22.6: Metamorphic Rocks
    • 22: Multiple Choice (20)
    • 22: Short Answer (17)
    • 22: Applying Your Knowledge (1)
    • 22: Extra Problems (15)

  • Chapter 23: Surface Processes
    • 23.1: Weathering
    • 23.2: Erosion
    • 23.3: Groundwater
    • 23.4: Shoreline and Seafloor Topography
    • 23: Multiple Choice (11)
    • 23: Short Answer (18)
    • 23: Applying Your Knowledge (3)
    • 23: Extra Problems (8)

  • Chapter 24: Geologic Time
    • 24.1: Fossils
    • 24.2: Relative Geologic Time (4)
    • 24.3: Radiometric Dating (2)
    • 24.4: The Age of the Earth
    • 24.5: The Geologic Time Scale (2)
    • 24: Multiple Choice (19)
    • 24: Short Answer (17)
    • 24: Applying Your Knowledge
    • 24: Extra Problems (18)

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Chapter 5: Temperature and Heat
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Chapter 12: Chemical Bonding
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Chapter 13: Chemical Reactions
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Chapter 14: Organic Chemistry
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Chapter 15: Place and Time
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Chapter 16: The Solar System
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Chapter 18: The Universe
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Chapter 21: Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
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Chapter 22: Minerals, Rocks, and Volcanoes
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Chapter 23: Surface Processes
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Chapter 24: Geologic Time
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