ISBN-10:
0471428981
ISBN-13:
9780471428985
Pub. Date:
02/09/2004
Publisher:
Wiley
Activity Book to accompany Physics Matters: An Introduction to Conceptual Physics, 1e / Edition 1

Activity Book to accompany Physics Matters: An Introduction to Conceptual Physics, 1e / Edition 1

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Overview

Activity Book From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such as energy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world. In PHYSICS MATTERS, James Trefil and Robert Hazen examine the fundamental physics principles at work behind the many practical applications that fuel our society and individual lives. Their goal is to promote a deeper understanding of how the great ideas of physics connect to form a much larger understanding of the universe in which we live.

Highlights:

  • Helps readers build a general knowledge of key ideas in physics and their connection to technology and other areas of science.
  • Promotes an appreciation of what science is, how scientific knowledge is developed, and how it differs from other intellectual activities.
  • Examines modern technologies, including GPS, the Internet, and information technologies, as well as medical technologies, such as MRI, PET scans, CAT scans, and radioisotope tracers.
  • Explores key issues facing the world today, such as global warning, nuclear waste, and government funding for research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471428985
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/09/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

James S. Trefil (born September 10, 1938) is an American physicist (Ph.D. in Physics at Stanford University in 1966) and author of more than thirty books. Much of his published work focuses on science for the general audience. Dr. Trefil has previously served as Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia and he now teaches as Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. Among Trefil's books is Are We Unique?, an argument for human uniqueness in which he questions the comparisons between human intelligence and artificial intelligence. Trefil also regularly gives presentations to judges and public officials about the intersections between science and the law.

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