Discovering the Natural Laws

Author: Milton A. Rothman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486261786
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Science

Accessible, nonmathematical introduction to theory, experiments underlying laws of gravitation, motion, conservation of energy, electromagnetism, relativity, more. New epilogue. Bibliography.

The Encyclopedia of Physics

Author: Robert Besancon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461569022
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction


Symmetry Discovered

Author: Joe Rosen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486294331
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Symmetry provides an insight into the way nature works and is often used by scientists and technologists to help solve problems. Symmetry has numerous other applications as well — with more being discovered all the time in science, the arts and other fields of human endeavor. This classic work provides an excellent introduction to the basic concepts and terminology (including, optionally, group theory), as well as lucid discussions of geometric symmetry, other symmetries and appropriate symmetry, symmetry in nature, uses of symmetry in science and much more. Readers wishing to pursue specific topics will find many references that reflect the author's wide reading in the subject and his own obvious enthusiasm. For this edition, Dr. Rosen has provided a new preface, solutions to the problems, and an addendum to the bibliography.

The Physics of Superheroes Spectacular Second Edition

Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101152362
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Social Science

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books," a hugely popular university course that generated coast-to-coast media attention for its unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics. With The Physics of Superheroes, named one of the best science books of 2005 by Discover, he introduced his colorful approach to an even wider audience. Now Kakalios presents a totally updated, expanded edition that features even more superheroes and findings from the cutting edge of science. With three new chapters and completely revised throughout with a splashy, redesigned package, the book that explains why Spider-Man's webbing failed his girlfriend, the probable cause of Krypton's explosion, and the Newtonian physics at work in Gotham City is electrifying from cover to cover.

Microcomputer Based Labs Educational Research and Standards

Author: Robert F. Tinker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642611896
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

Microcomputer-based labs, the use of real-time data capture and display in teaching, give the learner new ways to explore and understand the world. As this book shows, the international effort over a quarter-century to develop and understand microcomputer-based labs (MBL) has resulted in a rich array of innovative implementations and some convincing evidence for the value of computers for learning. The book is a sampler of MBL work by an outstanding international group of scientists and educators, based on papers they presented at a seminar held as part of the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology. The story they tell of the development of MBL offers valuable policy lessons on how to promote educational innovation. The book will be of interest to a wide range of educators and to policy makers.

Choice

Author: Richard K. Gardner
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:49015003053478
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Best books


Science books

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076006646595
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Science


Rationality Relativism and the Human Sciences

Author: Joseph Margolis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400943629
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium was launched in the early eighties. It began during a particularly lean period in the American economy. But its success is linked as much to the need to be in touch with the rapidly changing currents of the philosophical climate as with the need to insure an adequately stocked professional community in the Philadelphia area faced, perhaps permanently, with the threat of increasing attrition. The member schools of the Consortium now include Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Villanova University, that is, the schools of the area that offer advanced degrees in philosophy. The philosophy faculties of these schools form the core of the Consortium, which offers graduate students the instructional and library facilities of each member school. The Consortium is also supported by the associated faculties of other regional schools that do not offer advanced degrees - notably, those at Drexel University, Haverford College, La Salle University, and Swarthmore College - both philosophers and members of other departments as well as interested and professionally qualified persons from the entire region. The affiliated and core professionals now number several hundreds, and the Consortium's various ventures have been received most enthusiastically by the academic community. At this moment, the Consortium is planning its fifth year of what it calls the Conferences on the Philosophy of the Human Studies.