Science & Measurement

Science & Measurement - Science & Measurement A....

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A. The Nature of Science * 1. Science is the total collection of knowledge gained by man’s observation of the physical universe. 2. Science tries to answer the questions how and what (not why ).
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B. Two main types of science 1. Pure science – attempts to gain new knowledge; discoveries; research. 2. Applied science ( technology ) is the use of science in practical ways. C. Physical Science 1. Chemistry – study of matter and the changes it undergoes. 2. Physics – study of .
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D. Limitations of Science 1. Cannot make value judgments . 2. Cannot prove a universal negative . 3. It is as limited as our instruments . E. Scientific Statements 1. Facts – observable and indisputable. 2. Data – information gained from experimentation.
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Laws – statements that describe patterns in nature with no known exceptions . 4. Theories explanations based on evidence (may be wrong). 5.
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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