Physical Science – Bill W. Tillery – 9th Edition


Science, Ninth Edition, is a straightforward, easy-to-read, but substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. It is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more physical science courses. It offers exceptional, straight-forward , complemented with useful pedagogical tools.

Physical Science introduces basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their . No prior work in science is assumed. The text offers students complete coverage of the physical sciences with a level of explanation and detail appropriate for all students.

The sequence of chapters in Physical Science is flexible, and the instructor can determine topic sequence and depth of coverage as needed. The materials are also designed to support a conceptual approach, or a combined conceptual and problem-solving approach. Along with the accompanying laboratory manual, the text contains enough material for the instructor to select a sequence for a two-semester course. It can also serve as a text in a one-semester and chemistry course.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Science?
Chapter 2 Motion
Chapter 3 Energy
Chapter 4 Heat and Temperatures
Chapter 5 Wave Motions and Sound
Chapter 6 Electricity
Chapter 7 Light
Chapter 8 Atoms and Periodic Properties
Chapter 9 Chemical Bonds
Chapter 10 Chemical Reactions
Chapter 11 Water and Solutions
Chapter 12 Organic Chemistry
Chapter 13 Nuclear Reactions
Chapter 14 The Universe
Chapter 15 The Solar System
Chapter 16 Earth in Space
Chapter 17 Rocks and Minerals
Chapter 18 Plate Tectonics
Chapter 19 Building Earth's Surface
Chapter 20 Shaping Earth's Surface
Chapter 21 Geologic Time
Chapter 22 Atmosphere of Earth
Chapter 23 Weather and Climate
Chapter 24 Earth's Waters
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