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Physical Science by Derek Owens
Chapter 1: Motion
Historical matter, Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Units, Reference Frames, Graphing Motion, Converting Units, Vectors
Chapter 2: Force
Forces, Mass and Inertia, Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Newton`s Laws of Motion, Net Force, Motion and Force in Two Dimensions, Friction, Gravity, Orbits
Chapter 3: Fluids
Pressure, Units for Pressure, Blaise Pascal, Fluid Pressure, Atmospheric Pressure, Transmitting Pressure in Fluids, Buoyancy, Floating and Sinking, Bernoulli`s Principle
Chapter 4: Simple Machines
Archimedes, Levers, Types of Levers, Mechanical Advantage, Inclines, Wheel and Axle, Pulleys, Gears, Work and Efficiency
Chapter 5: Temperature and Heat
Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Heat, Heat Capacity, Thermal Expansion, Heat Transfer, Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Light Waves, Change of Phase, Evaporation, Condensation
Chapter 6: Electricity and Magnetism
Electric Charge, Electric Current, Voltage, Direct Current and Alternating Current, Ohm`s Law, Series and Parallel Circuits, Magnets, Oersted`s Experiment, Magnetic Domains, Magnetic Fields, The Motor Effect, The Generator Effect
Chapter 7: Atoms
The Elements, The Periodic Table, Isotopes, The Nature of Light, Historical theories on light, The Quantum Hypotheses, Radioactivity, Rutherford`s Experiments, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, The Manhatten Project
Chapter 8: Atomic Bonds and Chemical Reactions
Physical and Chemical Changes, Chemical Equations, Balancing simple chemical equations, Covalent Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Organic Compounds, Polymers
Chapter 9: The Earth, Moon, and Sun
Early Astronomy, The Earth-Moon-Sun System, Rotation and Revolution, Solstices and Equinoxes, Phases of the moon, Tides, Structure of the Moon, The Apollo Missions
Chapter 10: The Solar System
Historical look at the solar system, Ptolemy, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, Newton, The Sun, The Inner Solar System, Meteors, The Outer Solar System
Chapter 11: Stars and Galazies
Telescopes, Radio Telescopes, Astronomical Distances, The Big Bang Theory, Stars, The Life of a Star, Galaxies

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