Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know by C. Lon EnloePhysical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know by C. Lon Enloe

Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know

byC. Lon Enloe, Elizabeth Garnett, Jonathan Miles

Paperback | December 25, 2000

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This is an introductory book that provides students with the tools to master the basic principles of physics and chemistry needed by the aspiring technology professional. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, each chapter is divided into subsections featuring learning objectives and a "Check Your Understanding" section to help students focus on important concepts. Questions requiring written and mathematical answers at the end of each chapter provide students with the opportunity to further demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. The only book available that specifically addresses the emerging need for a course to teach physics and chemistry principles to the growing number of students entering the various fields of technology, it offers a thorough grounding in foundational concepts along with "Technology" boxes that offer practical applications. Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know features:
  • Crucial topics such as measuring systems, matter, energy, motion, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, nuclear radiation and reactions, and chemical reactions and solutions
  • Integrated coverage linking specific concepts to everyday applications
  • An extensive glossary offering quick access to essential terminology
  • An accompanying laboratory manual with additional exercises to enhance learning

With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to Know is also a handy resource for any technology professional needing a quick refresher or useful working reference.

C. LON ENLOE, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) Program at James Madison University. ELIZABETH GARNETT is Instructor of Mathematics and Physics in the College of Technology and Aviation at Kansas State University-Salina. JONATHAN MILES, PhD, is Co-founder and Co-director of James Madison Univer...
Title:Physical Science: What the Technology Professional Needs to KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 11 × 8.48 × 1.1 inPublished:December 25, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:047136018X

ISBN - 13:9780471360186

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents.



The Nature of Physical Science.

Making Measurements.

Measuring with Instruments and Reporting Data.

The Nature of Matter.

Matter in Motion and Newton's Laws.


Chemical Reactions and Solutions.

Electricity and Magnetism.

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics.

Organic Chemistry.

Nuclear Radiation, Reactions, and Energy.

Appendix A -
The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom.

Appendix B -
Inorganic Nomenclature.

Appendix C -
Derived Units.