Novare Physical Science, 3rd Edition

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Teacher Preface

Chapter 0 Welcome! Start Reading Here

Chapter 1 Matter and Atoms

1.1 The Three Most Basic Things
1.2 Atoms
1.3 Electrons
1.4 The Development of Atomic Theory

Chapter 2 Sources of Energy

2.1 What Is Energy?
2.2 Where Is the Energy?
2.3 Sources and Forms of Energy
Electromagnetic Radiation
Kinetic Energy
Potential Energy
Gravitational Potential Energy
Chemical Potential Energy
Thermal Energy
Nuclear Energy
Experimental Investigation 1: Kinetic Energy

Chapter 3 Conservation of Energy

3.1 The Law of Conservation of Energy
3.2 Mass-Energy Equivalence
3.3 Heat and Heat Transfer
3.4 Work
3.5 Internal Energy
3.6 Summary: Where Is the Energy?
Experimental Investigation 2: Heat Transfer by Conduction

Chapter 4 Order and Design in Nature

4.1 Why Are There Laws of Nature?
4.2 Order and Structure in Nature
4.3 Nature Was Designed With Us in Mind
Conditions Necessary for Life
Other Remarkable Observations
Conditions Necessary for Exploration
4.4 The Intelligence Behind Nature’s Order

Chapter 5 Forces and Fields

5.1 The Four Forces
The Gravitational Force
The Electromagnetic Force
The Strong Nuclear Force
The Weak Nuclear Force
5.2 What Are Fields?
The Gravitational Field
The Electric Field
The Magnetic Field
5.3 The Electric Field
5.4 The Magnetic Field
5.5 The Gravitational Field
Experimental Investigation 3: Electrostatic Attraction

Chapter 6 Substances

6.1 Atoms, Molecules and Crystals
6.2 The Substances Family Tree
6.3 Elements
6.4 Compounds
6.5 Mixtures and Solutions
Experimental Investigation 4: Growing Crystals

Chapter 7 Science, Theories and Truth

7.1 Science Is Mental Model Building
7.2 The Cycle of Scientific Enterprise
Case Study: Part 1
Case Study: Part 2
Case Study: Part 3
Case Study: Part 4
7.3 Facts and Theories
7.4 Experiments and the Scientific Method
7.5 Truth
7.6 Ways of Knowing Truth
Direct Observation
Valid Logic
Divine Revelation
7.7 Revelation of Truth in Creation
7.8 Relating Scientific Knowledge and Truth
7.9 Summary: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge

Chapter 8 Measurement and Units

8.1 Science and Measurement
8.2 The International System of Units
8.3 Metric Prefixes
8.4 Unit Conversions
8.5 Calculating Volume
Experimental Investigation 5: Determining Volume

Chapter 9 Properties of Substances

9.1 Pressure and Temperature
9.2 Temperature, Pressure and Volume
9.3 Phases of Matter
9.5 Calculating Density
9.6 Chemical Properties
Experimental Investigation 6: Determining Density
Experimental Investigation 7: Heat and Fusion

Chapter 10 Force and Motion

10.1 A Brief History of Motion Theory
10.2 Velocity
10.3 Acceleration
10.4 Inertia and Newton’s Laws of Motion
State of Motion
Newton’s First Law of Motion
Newton’s Second Law of Motion
Newton’s Third Law of Motion
Experimental Investigation 8: Inertia and Force

Chapter 11 Compounds and Chemical Reactions

11.1 Tools for Chemistry
Chemical Equations
Ions and Polyatomic Ions
Acids and Bases
11.2 How Compounds Form
Main Goal #1
Main Goal #2
11.3 Chemical Reactions
Combustion Reactions
Oxidation Reactions
Redox Reactions
Prescription Reactions
Acid-Base Reactions
Experimental Investigation 9: Observing Chemical Reactions

Chapter 12 Waves, Sound and Light

12.1 What is a Wave?
12.2 Types of Waves
12.3 Common Behaviors of Waves
12.4 Sound and Human Hearing
Experimental Investigation 10: Refraction

Chapter 13 Electricity

13.1 The Nature of Electricity
13.2 Static Electricity
13.3 How Electric Current Works
13.4 DC Electric Currents and Ohm’s Law
13.5 Series and Parallel Circuits
Experimental Investigation 11: Parallel and Series Circuits

Chapter 14 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

14.1 Magnetism and Its Cause
14.2 Ampère’s Law
14.3 Faraday’s Law of Magnetic Induction
Experimental Investigation 12: Magnetic Field Strength

Appendix A  Making Accurate Measurements

A.1 Parallax Error and Liquid Meniscus
A.2 Measurements with a Meter Stick or Rule
A.3 Measurements with a Triple-Beam Balance
A.4 Measurements with an Analog Thermometer

Appendix B  Prediction-Result Difference Ratio

Appendix C  Glossary

Appendix D  Image Credits

Appendix E  References

Appendix F  Biblical Citations





John D. Mays