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

ISBN-10: 1133109098

ISBN-13: 9781133109099

In line with past versions of An creation to actual technology, the target of the recent 13th version is to stimulate students' curiosity in and be trained the actual sciences. featuring content material in this sort of approach that scholars strengthen the serious reasoning and problem-solving abilities which are wanted in an ever-changing technological global, the authors emphasize primary strategies as they growth throughout the 5 divisions of actual sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. perfect for a non-science majors direction, themes are taken care of either descriptively and quantitatively, offering teachers the flexibleness to stress an strategy that works top for his or her scholars.

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4 Acceleration in Uniform Circular Motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Projectile Motion. . . . . . . . . . 41 Conceptual Question and Answer: Hanging in There. . . . . . . . . . 2 Speed and Velocity 27 ◗ Optics is the study of the properties of light, mirrors, and lenses. ◗ Quantum mechanics is the study of the behavior of particles on the microscopic and submicroscopic levels. ◗ Atomic and nuclear physics is the study of the properties of atoms and nuclei.

A car traveling with a constant velocity is shown in ● Fig. 5. 3 illustrate the use of speed and velocity. 1 Finding Speed and Velocity Describe the motion (speed and velocity) of the car in Fig. 5. Solution Step 1 The data are taken from the figure. ) Step 2 Wanted: Speed and velocity. The units of the data are standard. Step 3 The car has a constant (uniform) speed and travels 20 m each second. When a speed is constant, it is equal to the average speed; that is, v 5 v . ) Calculating the average speed using Eq.

Which is the standard unit of mass in the metric system? 4) (a) gram (b) kilogram (c) slug (d) pound 5. Which one of the following is not a fundamental quantity? 4) (a) length (b) weight (c) mass (d) time 6. Which metric prefix means “one-thousandth”? 5) (a) centi- (b) milli- (c) mega- (d) kilo 7. Which metric prefix means “thousand”? 5) (a) centi- (b) milli- (c) mega- (d) kilo 8. Which of the following metric prefixes is the smallest? 5) (a) micro- (b) centi- (c) nano- (d) milli- 9. How many base units are there in the SI?

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