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This text, appropriate for energy courses or for any other physical science course emphasising energy, explores the basic physical principles related to energy use and the environment. Current topics, including global warming, radioactive waste disposal, demand side management, and the Rio Earth Summit, stimulate thinking about contemporary issues. Features: * Hands-on activities demonstrating chapter principles engage students and reinforce learning. These experiments now appear within chapter text. * "Focus On" boxes highlight interesting applications and unusual facts about energy. * Special topic sections discuss peripheral or more technical material. These appear at chapter ends for individual selection. New to this edition: * Environmental aspects of energy use appear early in the text, beginning in chapter 1, and receive greater emphasis than in the first edition. This new organization caters to student interest and to the growing awareness of environmental concerns. * Solar energy appears early as well, discussed in chapter 6, sparking student interest and emphasizing the relevancy of this topic. * An international perspective on energy use acquaints students with the global marketplace. * Home energy conservation is now separated into its own chapter (chapter 5) to emphasize ways of saving energy in the home. * Mechanics is now covered in two chapters (chapters 2 and 3) so that students have more time to focus on this vital subject area.
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