The Physical Universe 15th edition, by Konrad Krauskopf and Arthur Beiser, is an outstanding text with a long history that has been updated and given a fresh look. This edition of The Physical Universe is also accompanied by a strong media component with the Connect online homework system, personal response system ("clicker") questions, more extensive online quizzing, and PowerPoint lectures.
Aimed at presenting the essentials of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy in a clear, easy-to-understand way, The Physical Universe shows students how science works, how scientists approach problems, and why science constantly evolves in its search for understanding.
The Physical Universe can also be packaged with its long time companion student study guide, which includes a review of chapter terms and concepts; self quizzing for extra practice; and additional solved problems.
1 The Scientific Method How Scientists Study Nature
2 Motion Describing Motion
3 Energy Work
4 Energy and the Future The Energy Problem
5 Matter and Heat Temperature and Heat
6 Electricity and Magnetism Electric Charge
7 Waves Wave Motion
8 The Nucleus Atom and Nucleus
9 The Atom Quantum Theory of Light
10 The Periodic Law Elements and Compounds
11 Crystals, Ions, and Solutions Solids
12 Chemical Reactions Quantitative Chemistry
13 Organic Chemistry Carbon Compounds
14 Atmosphere and Hydrosphere The Atmosphere
15 The Rock Cycle Rocks
16 The Evolving Earth Tectonic Movement
17 The Solar System The Family of the Sun
18 The Stars Tools of Astronomy
19 The Universe Galaxies