Physical Science in the Middle Ages

Author: Edward Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521292948

Category: Science

Page: 128

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This concise introduction to the history of physical science in the Middle Ages begins with a description of the feeble state of early medieval science and its revitalization during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, as evidenced by the explosion of knowledge represented by extensive translations of Greek and Arabic treatises. The content and concepts that came to govern science from the late twelfth century onwards were powerfully shaped and dominated by the science and philosophy of Aristotle. It is, therefore, by focussing attention on problems and controversies associated with Aristotelian science that the reader is introduced to the significant scientific developments and interpretations formulated in the later Middle Ages. The concluding chapter presents a new interpretation of the medieval failure to abandon the physics and cosmology of Aristotle and explains why, despite serious criticisms, they were not generally repudiated during this period. As detailed critical bibliography completes the work.

Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science

The Creationist Tradition from Basil to Bohr

Author: Christopher B. Kaiser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106697

Category: Science

Page: 449

View: 8960


This volume documents the role of creational theology in the history of science from Hellenistic times to the early twentieth century. The broad historical sweep demonstrates both the persistence of tradition and the gradual emergence of modernity in natural philosophy.

Encyclopedia of physical science and technology

Author: Robert Allen Meyers

Publisher: Academic Pr


Category: Computers

Page: 15453

View: 1938


Nine years has passed since the 1992 second edition of the encyclopedia was published. This completely revised third edition, which is a university and professional level compendium of chemistry, molecular biology, mathematics, and engineering, is refreshed with numerous articles about current research in these fields. For example, the new edition has an increased emphasis on information processing and biotechnology, reflecting the rapid growth of these areas. The continuing Editor-in-Chief, Robert Meyers, and the Board prepared a new topical outline of physical science and technology to define complete coverage. Section editors are either Nobel Laureates or editors of key journals in their fields. Additional Board members representing the global scientific community were also recruited. The new 18-volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3E, will have the added feature of an Index Volume, containing abstracts of all of the articles in the encyclopedia. The latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology: Has been completely updated with no less than 90% revised material and 50% new content throughout the volumes Presents eighteen volumes, nearly 800 authoritative articles and 14,500 pages Is lavishly illustrated with over 7,000 photographs, illustrations and tables Presents an increased emphasis on the hottest topics such as information processing, environmental science, biotechnology and biomedicine Includes a final Index Volume containing Thematic, Relational and Subject indexes

Physical Science

What the Technology Professional Needs to Know

Author: C. Lon Enloe,Elizabeth Garnett,Jonathan Miles,Stephen Swanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471360186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 6935


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.

An Introduction to Physical Science

Author: James Shipman,Jerry D. Wilson,Charles A. Higgins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133104096

Category: Science

Page: 792

View: 3939


Consistent with previous editions of An Introduction to Physical Science, the goal of the new Thirteenth edition is to stimulate students' interest in and gain knowledge of the physical sciences. Presenting content in such a way that students develop the critical reasoning and problem-solving skills that are needed in an ever-changing technological world, the authors emphasize fundamental concepts as they progress through the five divisions of physical sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology. Ideal for a non-science majors course, topics are treated both descriptively and quantitatively, providing instructors the flexibility to emphasize an approach that works best for their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hands-on Physical Science

75 Real-life Activities for Kids

Author: Laurie E. Westphal


ISBN: 1593632371

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 8907


An easy-to-use guide to implementing the most exciting technologies to energize any classroom, High-Tech Teaching Success! A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom gives classroom teachers exactly what they're looking for: advice from technology education experts on how the latest tools and software can be implemented into lesson plans to create differentiated, exciting curriculum for all learners. Focused on implementing technology in the four core areas of learning-math, science, language arts, and social studies-this book covers topics like podcasting, blogging and digital diaries, building Web sites and Wikis, creating Web Quests, using Google Earth, using online programs like YouTube and social networking sites to connect to other classrooms, creating videos, and more. Geared for teachers in grades 4-8, this essential book offers practical tools, tips for implementation, step-by-step instructions, and handyscreen shots to give educators everything they need to create interesting, technology-based learning experiences in their classrooms. - Features lessons developed by top educators covering Google Earth, YouTube, wikis, WebQuests, and much more - Includes screen shots and easy-to-follow directions for using each technology tool - Suggests innovative ways of implementing tools like website design, podcasts, social networking, and blogging- Gives teachers an overview and advice on implementing the latest exciting technology tools Prufrock Press offers award-winning products focused on gifted, advanced, and special needs learners. For more than 20 years, Prufrock has supported parents and teachers with a wide range of resources based on sound research. The average day of a parent or teacher of a gifted or special needs learner is filled with a thousand celebrations and challenges. Prufrock's goal is to provide practical solutions to those challenges-to provide readers with timesaving, research-based tools that allow them to spend less time on the challenges and more time on the celebrations. Prufrock Press' line of products features: - Resources on parenting the special needs learner - Sage advice on teaching in the inclusive classroom - Advanced learning tools for gifted children and inquisitive learners - Cutting-edge information on innovative teaching approaches - Resources for college planning for gifted and special needs learners Prufrock Press is committed to resources based on sound research. It has a senior advisory group composed of the top scholars in the field of education and psychology. All of the company's editors have graduate degrees in education or children's literature, and they all have classroom experience. In essence, when a reader holds a bookby Prufrock Press, he or she knows that the information found in that book will be research-based and reflect agreed upon best practices in the field of education and child psychology.

Encyclopedia of Physical Science

Author: Joe Rosen,Lisa Quinn Gothard

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119097

Category: Electronic books

Page: 767

View: 6622


Discusses concepts that unify the physical sciences with life, Earth, and space science. Examining topics such as natural hazards, global challenges, and the history and nature of science, this title complements the material typically taught in high school and college physics and chemistry courses.