These volumes consist of a set of interactive based modules that offer a step-by-step introduction to physics and the physical sciences. Through an in-depth study of a few fundamental concepts, readers develop critical scientific reasoning skills. Volume 1 introduces basic physical ideas and includes topics which represent the essential background for the study of physical sciences. Volume 2 extends coverage of several subjects treated in the first volume and introduces additional important topics.
PROPERTIES OF MATTER. Measurements of Matter. Pure Substances. Scientific Representations. Solutions of Solids in Water. Solutions of Solids, Liquids, and Gases. HEAT AND TEMPERATURE. Measurements of Heat and Temperature. Thermal Properties of Matter. LIGHT AND COLOR. Light and Shadows. Pigments and Colored Light. MAGNETS. Behavior of Magnets. Magnetic Materials. ASTRONOMY BY SIGHT: THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS. Appendices Index.