The Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 3

The Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 3

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by James Trefil, Robert M. Hazen
     
 

This text provides an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of science for both majors and non-majors with the goal that students learn basic scientific principles that will be applicable to the world around them. Basic scientific principles are covered, including Newton's laws, the laws of thermodynamics, the equivalence of electricity and magnetism, the atomic… See more details below

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This text provides an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of science for both majors and non-majors with the goal that students learn basic scientific principles that will be applicable to the world around them. Basic scientific principles are covered, including Newton's laws, the laws of thermodynamics, the equivalence of electricity and magnetism, the atomic structure of all matter, and an optional chapter on the theory of relativity. Subsequent sections cover physics, astronomy, cosmology, geology, biology, chemistry, ecology, genetics, evolution, and biotechnology. Review and discussion questions, problems, investigations, and lists of readings and websites conclude each chapter. Hazen teaches earth sciences at George Mason U., where Trefil teaches physics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471370888
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1Science: A Way of Knowing1
2The Ordered Universe27
3Energy56
4Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics80
5Electricity and Magnetism104
6Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation132
7The Atom162
8Quantum Mechanics186
9Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond204
10Properties of Materials232
11The Nucleus of the Atom256
12The Ultimate Structure of Matter283
13Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity302
14The Stars323
15Cosmology347
16The Earth and Other Planets371
17Plate Tectonics396
18Cycles of the Earth424
19Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment453
20Strategies of Life476
21Molecules of Life501
22The Living Cell522
23Classical and Modern Genetics543
24The New Science of Life568
25Evolution587
AppendicesA-1
GlossaryG-1
CreditsC-1
IndexI-1

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