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9780471324249

Explorations in Physics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471324249

  • ISBN10:

    0471324248

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Helps students to: * Increase their scientific literacy and improve their critical thinking abilities. * acquire mastery of a diverse subset of scientific concepts. * develop positive attitudes about science. * become comfortable reading graphs and interpreting their meaning. * learn to use computers and other modern technologies with skill and confidence.

Table of Contents

UNIT A: MOTION, FORCES, AND SCIENTIFIC THEORIES.
Objectives.
The Measurement Process.
Analyzing Motions.
Force and Motion.
Using Newton's Laws to Investigate the Real World.
Project Ideas.
UNIT B: LIGHT, SIGHT, AND RAINBOWS.
Objectives.
How Is Information Transmitted to Our Eyes?
From Light to Sight.
Color: How Can We See It?
The Real World--Rainbows, Blue Skies, and Sunsets.
Project Ideas.
UNIT C: HEAT, TEMPERATURE, AND CLOUD FORMATION.
Objectives.
Experimenting and Hypothesizing.
The Distinction Between Heat and Temperature.
Evaporation, Condensation, and Humidity.
Cloud Formation.
Project Ideas.
UNIT D: BUOYANCY, PRESSURE, AND FLIGHT.
Objectives.
Floating, Sinking, and Forces.
Buoyancy.
Pressure.
The Real World: Barometers and Airplane Flight.
Project Ideas.
Appendix I: Useful Physical Quantities.
Appendix II: Suggested Project Guidelines.
Index.

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