9780738208343

The Concepts of Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738208343

  • ISBN10:

    0738208345

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-09-03
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

An in-depth, easy-to-understand examination of the basic physical laws of nature and how they influence our universe.

Author Biography

Jefferson Hane Weaver co-authored (with Lloyd Motz) the highly popular book Conquering Mathematics. He received his M.A., his M.Phil., and his Ph.D. at the Columbia Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Shelley, and his four children.

Table of Contents

Structures and Forces
1(6)
The Concepts of Space and Time
7(32)
Vectors and Coordinate Systems
39(20)
Time and Velocity
59(22)
Acceleration, Force, and Mass
81(22)
Conservation Principles: Newton's Third Law and the Conservation of Momentum
103(15)
Newton's Law of Gravity: The Gravitational Field
118(36)
The Earth as a Gravitational Structure
154(27)
The Solar System and the Motions of the Planets
181(24)
The Special Theory of Relativity
205(48)
The General Theory of Relativity
253(31)
The Perfect Gas Law
284(25)
The Laws of Thermodynamics
309(38)
The Laws of Radiation
347(48)
The Electromagnetic Theory
395(32)
Index 427

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