For one-semester course in Physics for non-majors. Designed to help students achieve the science literacy that is essential for full participation as a citizen of our times, this text explores the grand principles of modern physics and their philosophical and societal connection to our culture and our individual lives. Non-technical and culturally sophisticated, it is a true alternative to standard technical texts and de-mathematized versions of the standard texts.
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This book approaches physics as a human endeavor, in philosophical and social context. Not a watered-down version of the standard technical texts, this is a true liberal arts physics textbook that connects physics with its cultural aspects and balances coverage of Newtonian and modern physics.From the Back Cover:
Emphasizes modern physics in a philosophical, cultural as well as scientific context. Atoms and the structure of matter. Speed, velocity, and acceleration. The connections between force, mass and acceleration. Energy efficiency and electric power. The second law of thermodynamics. Entropy. The automobile and the steam-electric generating plant. General relativity and cosmology — the large-scale geometry, density, and fate of the universe, along with the inflationary theory's predictions and the search for the (possibly) missing mass in the universe. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Quantum theory — the electron double-slit experiment, and the evidence for Bell's interconnectedness principle.
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130953814
Book Description Prentice Hall College Div. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0130953814 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1038973
Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130953814