Scientific Laws, Principles, and Theories

Scientific Laws, Principles, and Theories

A Reference Guide

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a look at the insight behind the laws, principles, theories, hypotheses, and concepts of the physical and biological sciences, and explores how conclusions are drawn and how the study of science affects our everyday lives.

Greenwood Pub Group
The development of universal scientific laws, physical principles, viable theories, and testable hypotheses has a long history, one which has included many errors and many exciting breakthroughs. Students can explore that fascinating history from ancient times to the present in this unique reference collection of laws, theories, and principles related to the physical and biological scientific fields. Each entry clearly defines a concept in easy-to-understand language. Discussions of the history and development behind the concepts in each entry provide students with a broad understanding of the exploratory nature of science, how conclusions are drawn and how the study of science affects our lives.
Discovers and explores historical scientific laws, physical principles, and viable theories, as well as the scientists who proposed them.

Book News
Offers historical insight behind the laws, principles, theories, hypotheses, and concepts related to the physical and biological scientific fields, and reflects the progression of scientific descriptions and explanations of nature. Exploring how conclusions are drawn and how the study of science affects day-to-day life, the alphabetically listed entries briefly review the history and development of each concept such as Bohr's quantum theory of atomic structure, the Doppler effect, Elton's theory of animal ecology, the ideal gas law, Ricciolo's theory of falling bodies. Most of the entries are no longer than one page. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313309571
0313309574
Characteristics: 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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