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By James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Charles A. Higgins

In line with past variants of An creation to actual technological know-how, the target of the hot 13th version is to stimulate students' curiosity in and be trained the actual sciences. providing content material in this type of manner that scholars boost the serious reasoning and problem-solving abilities which are wanted in an ever-changing technological global, the authors emphasize basic techniques as they development throughout the 5 divisions of actual sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. excellent for a non-science majors direction, themes are handled either descriptively and quantitatively, supplying teachers the flexibleness to stress an process that works most sensible for his or her scholars.

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1. Which is the most fundamental of the physical sciences? 1) (a) astronomy (b) chemistry (c) physics (d) meteorology 2. Which one of the following is a concise statement about a fundamental relationship in nature? 2) (c) theory (d) experiment (a) hypothesis (b) law 3. Which human sense is first in supplying the most information about the external world? 3) (a) touch (b) taste (c) sight (d) hearing 4. Which is the standard unit of mass in the metric system? 4) (a) gram (b) kilogram (c) slug (d) pound 5.

C) A clock? Yes, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “fountain” cesium atomic clock. Such a clock provides the time standard for the United States. (c) Did You Learn? ● A standard unit is a fixed and reproducible value for accurate measurements. ● The SI standard units for length, mass, and time are the meter, kilogram, and second, respectively. 5 More on the Metric System Preview Questions ● What are the four most common metric prefixes? ● What is the difference between a cubic centimeter (cm3) and a milliliter (mL)?

Solution Question: How many meters are there in 18 inches? 18 in. = ? m. Suppose you didn’t know and couldn’t look up the conversion factor for inches to meters but remembered that 1 in. 54 cm (which is a good length equivalence statement to remember between the British and metric systems). Then, using this information and another well-known equivalence statement, 1 m = 100 cm, you could do the multiple conversion as follows: inches 3 centimeters 3 meters 18 in. 46 m in. 15 Unit Conversions (a) The speedometers of automobiles may be calibrated in both British and metric units.

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