Physical Science in the Modern World

Physical Science in the Modern World

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Physical Science in the Modern World surveys the whole range of the non-biological sciences. This book explores the significant ideas and concepts in chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, and meteorology with emphasis on how these sciences bear strongly upon one another and how the basic principles are applied to each. Organized into three part encompassing 29 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the fundamental building blocks of matter and explains how they are assembled to form molecules, rocks, minerals, and the Earth. This text then examines the basic concepts of physical science by exploring the fundamental principles that govern all physical processes and we see how they relate to various everyday occurrences. Other chapters consider how modern chemistry affects the world we live in and explain how the development of semiconductor materials has led in the development of miniature electronics. This book is a valuable resource for physicists, chemists, astronomers, geologists, and meteorologists.(Section 6-7) Seismic waves are waves that are produced by earthquake activity and propagate through the Earth. ... (Sections 4-3. 18-6. 22-1) Speed is the rate at which an object moves. regardless of the direction of motion. See also velocity. ... A standing wave is a periodic disturbance set up between two boundaries such that reflections cause a regular pattern of reinforcements and cancellations.

Title:Physical Science in the Modern World
Author:Jerry Marion
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02


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