Integrated Science is a straight forward, easy-to-read, but substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. It is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more science courses as part of a general or basic studies requirement. It introduces basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. No prior work in science is assumed. The language, as well as the mathematics, is as simple as can be practical for a college-level science course.
Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.89 (d)
Table of Contents
Chapter One - What Is Science?Objects and Properties Quantifying Properties Measurement Systems Standard Units for the Metric System A Closer Look: The Leap Second Metric Prefixes Understanding from Measurements Symbols and Equations The Nature of Science Science, Nonscience, and Pseudoscience Chapter Two - Motion Describing Motion Measuring Motion Forces A Closer Look: A Bicycle Racer's Edge Horizontal Motion on Land Falling Objects Compound Motion Laws of Motion Momentum Forces and Circular Motion Newton's Law of Gravitation A Closer Look: Space Station Weightlessness Chapter Three - Energy Work Motion, Position, and Energy Energy Flow Energy Sources Today A Closer Look: Solar Technology Chapter Four - Heat and Temperature The Kinetic Molecular Theory Temperature Heat A Closer Look: Passive Solar Design Energy, Heat, and Molecular Theory Chapter Five - Wave Motions and Sound Forces and Elastic Materials Waves A Closer Look: Ultrasonics Describing Waves Sound Waves (and more...)