Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This is an introductory book that provides students with the toolsto master the basic principles of physics and chemistry needed bythe aspiring technology professional. Like all the books in thecritically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, eachchapter is divided into subsections featuring learning objectivesand a "Check Your Understanding" section to help students focus onimportant concepts. Questions requiring written and mathematicalanswers at the end of each chapter provide students with theopportunity to further demonstrate their understanding of theconcepts. The only book available that specifically addresses theemerging need for a course to teach physics and chemistryprinciples to the growing number of students entering the variousfields of technology, it offers a thorough grounding infoundational concepts along with "Technology" boxes that offerpractical applications. Physical Science: What the TechnologyProfessional Needs to Know features:
- Crucial topics such as measuring systems, matter, energy,motion, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation,nuclear radiation and reactions, and chemical reactions andsolutions
- Integrated coverage linking specific concepts to everydayapplications
- An extensive glossary offering quick access to essentialterminology
- An accompanying laboratory manual with additional exercises toenhance learning
With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format,Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs toKnow is also a handy resource for any technologyprofessional needing a quick refresher or useful workingreference.
About the Author
C. LON ENLOE, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Integrated Scienceand Technology (ISAT) Program at James Madison University.ELIZABETH GARNETT is Instructor of Mathematics and Physics in theCollege of Technology and Aviation at Kansas StateUniversity-Salina.JONATHAN MILES, PhD, is Co-founder and Co-director of James MadisonUniversity's Institute for Sustainable Energy Innovation andApplications.STEPHEN SWANSON, PhD, is Associate Professor of EnvironmentalEngineering Technology at Kansas State University-Salina.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents.Preface.Acknowledgements.The Nature of Physical Science.Making Measurements.Measuring with Instruments and Reporting Data.The Nature of Matter.Matter in Motion and Newton's Laws.Energy.Chemical Reactions and Solutions.Electricity and Magnetism.Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics.Organic Chemistry.Nuclear Radiation, Reactions, and Energy.Appendix A -The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom.Appendix B -Inorganic Nomenclature.Appendix C -Derived Units.Glossary.Index.