Hw01-Int-Fund Principles

Hw01-Int-Fund Principles - 01 Fundamental Principles CHM...

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01 Fundamental Principles CHM 1025 HW1-G1.FND Scientific Philosophy 1. Is it possible to predict how many experiments are required to verify a natural law? Explain. 12 2. When two charges of magnitude Q and Q are separated by a distance d, the force between the charges is given by the expression Force = Q @ Q d 2 This equation is credited to the French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb (1733- 1806). Should this be called Coulomb's Law or Coulomb's Theory? Explain. 3. What are some principal reasons why one theory might be adopted over a conflicting one? 4. It has been said that in experimental science, the most progress is made when there is more than one hypothesis that could reasonably explain a set of observations. Why is this so? 5. An important premise of science is that there exists an underlying order to nature. Einstein described this belief in the words "God is subtle but He is not Malicious." Explain more fully what he probably meant by this remark.
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course CHM 1025 taught by Professor J during the Summer '09 term at Santa Fe College.

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Hw01-Int-Fund Principles - 01 Fundamental Principles CHM...

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