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I like Humor. I caught this on on http://www.th.physik.uni- frankfurt.de/~jr/cartoon.html
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Science: A Way of Knowing Physics 101 Physical Science Be sure to try this: http://dingo.care2.com/cards/flash/ 5409/galaxy.swf
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Chapter 1. The World Around You. Objects and Properties Concepts. Generalized mental images of objects or about intangible things. Imagine that you have discovered a meteorite in your back yard. A rock that you have never before seen. You are convinced that it must be of extra-terrestrial origin. Describe this rock in a telegraph message to someone in the time frame of the 19 th century. Now describe this rock as you would do it in the year 2006. Now describe this rock as someone from “Star Trek Voyageur” might do it! In actuality we probably have the technology today. In all cases, you would probably describe the characteristics or properties of the rock. You would probably use referents.
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Local Scientist Discovers Mushroom Growing in Front Yard In the Spring of 2001 I discovered this mushroom while mowing the front lawn. I immediately photographed it with my digital camera and emailed a “jpeg” picture to my friend.
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The use of Measurement is important in the Scientific Process The technique of measurement compares a property to a well defined referent. The concept of length is a simple example of applying a referent . If I am going to measure my back yard what should my referent be? Metric System 1 ? If I am going to measure the size of a carbon atom what should my referent be? The value of the property is determined by counting the number of referent units. Although we probably have
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Swz during the Fall '08 term at Indiana State University .

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p101ch1a - I like Humor. I caught this on on

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