Quantifying Matter

Quantifying Matter

by Facts on File
     
 

States of Matter is a six-volume set that covers many significant aspects of physical science, including atoms, the structure and properties of matter, the nature of nuclear and chemical reactions, the behavior of matter in motion, and how energy and matter interact within the universe. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present the key concepts,

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States of Matter is a six-volume set that covers many significant aspects of physical science, including atoms, the structure and properties of matter, the nature of nuclear and chemical reactions, the behavior of matter in motion, and how energy and matter interact within the universe. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present the key concepts, terms, and technologies used by scientists and engineers in dealing with matter in its more common states here on Earth (namely gaseous, liquid, solid) and matter in its more extreme states, such as plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates.

Quantifying Matter presents many of the most important intellectual achievements and technical developments leading to the scientific interpretation of substance. When scientists quantify matter, they are attempting to describe certain physical properties or characteristics of matter in an orderly, understandable, and useful manner. This book relates the most significant breakthroughs in accurately quantifying matter, which began during the Scientific Revolution of the 16th century and continue to the present.

The volume also includes information on

atomic nucleus

electromagnetism

nanotechnology

origins of matter

the periodic table, its origin, content, and application of

quantum mechanics

radioactivity

the scientific method

The book contains 50 color photographs and four-color line illustrations, sidebars, the periodic table, a chronology, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. States of Matter is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about the discovery and use of matter and all its intriguing properties.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816076093
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
States of Matter Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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