Mother Nature's Two Laws, Ringmasters for Circus Earth Lesson on Entropy, Energy, Critical Thinking and the Practice of Science

Mother Nature's Two Laws, Ringmasters for Circus Earth Lesson on Entropy, Energy, Critical Thinking and the Practice of Science

by Denny Kirwan
ISBN-10:
9810243146
ISBN-13:
9789810243142
Pub. Date:
09/04/2000
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Mother Nature's Two Laws, Ringmasters for Circus Earth Lesson on Entropy, Energy, Critical Thinking and the Practice of Science

Every day brings a fresh barrage of bewildering claims about science and technology. How non-scientists tell the difference between the hyperbole and those developments that are important? With a modest amount of critical thinking, an understanding of how science is practiced, and a qualitative understanding of the two most sacred principles in science — the first and second laws of thermodynamics — anyone can make the distinction. Critical thinking and the practice of science are not emphasized in undergraduate science courses for non-scientists, while exposure to the first and second laws is usually reserved for physical science and engineering majors. This book introduces non-scientists to these topics and provides detailed applications to a variety of topics.

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ISBN-13: 9789810243142
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/04/2000
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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