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.
Table of Contents
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
8. Rotational Motion
10. Projectile and Satellite Motion
II. Properties of Matter
11. Atomic Nature of Matter
14. Gases and Plasmas
15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion
16. Heat Transfer
17. Change of Phase
19. Vibrations and Waves
21. Musical Sounds
V. Electricity and Magnetism
23. Electric Current
25. Electromagnetic Induction
26. Properties of Light
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
35. Special Theory of Relativity
36. General Theory of Relativity
A. Systems of Measurement
B. More About Motion
D. More About Vectors
E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time