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Physics Chap-1

Physics Chapter 1 Test Review Week 3

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Why is Physics the most basic science? Because it is about the nature of basic things such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, light, and the composition of atoms. These ideas are fundamental to the more complicated sciences such as chemistry and biology.
Why is mathematics important to science? Why is the use of mathematics minimized in this book? Because when the ideas of science are expressed in mathematical terms, they are unambiguous, Makes findings easier to verify or disprove; Because it focuses on the ideas and concepts of physics.
What is the scientific method? A method of gaining, organizing, and applying new knowledge. 1)Recognize a problem 2)Make a hypothesis 3)predict the consequences 4)perform experiments 5)general rule that organizes the three main ingredients: hypothesis, prediction, and outcome.
What is a scientific fact? Revisable data about the world that must be changed according to the findings of scientists.
What does it mean to say that if a hypothesis is scientific, then there must be a means of proving it wrong? There must be means of proving a hypothesis wrong because if there is no test for wrongness, it cannot be scientific. As Albert Einstein said: “No number of experiments can prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”
How do science and technology differ? Science is a method of answering theoretical questions, where technology is a method of solving practical problems. In other words, science is a way of knowing, while technology is a way of doing.
How do science and technology differ? Science is a method of answering theoretical questions, where technology is a method of solving practical problems. In other words, science is a way of knowing, while technology is a way of doing.
How are science and the arts similar? Science and the arts are similar because their principal values are comparable, and they are both creative. The arts describe what is possible in our experience, and science describes what is possible in nature.
How do science and religion differ? Where science is the domain of natural order, religion is the domain of nature’s purpose.
Why do citizens have a responsibility to have some basic understanding of nature’s rules? Having some basic understanding of nature’s rules is man’s responsibility, and gives citizens power over nature.
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