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Physics Matters 1th edition




Authors:James Trefil, Robert M. Hazen

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Physics Matters Description

From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such asenergy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world.In PHYSICS MATTERS, James Trefil and Robert Hazen examine thefundamental physics principles at work behind the many practicalapplications that fuel our society and individual lives. Their goalis to promote a deeper understanding of how the great ideas ofphysics connect to form a much larger understanding of the universein which we live.


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

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