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Science Appreciation: Introduction to Science Literacy
written by John White and Michael Dennin
This textbook is written to introduce physics and science concepts to students in non-technical majors. Science literacy is stressed through emphasis on the scientific method, language, philosophy, and fundamental issues. Societal issues are also addressed. Mathematical rigor and problem solving are not stressed.


Instructors are encouraged to use the text in courses and to arrange for photocopies of the text for students at a price that exactly covers the photocopy expenses.  After using the material, please send comments, criticism, suggestions, and questions to the authors at mdennin@uci.edu, or Department of Physics, University of Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-4575

Pages 238
1 primary supplement is available
9 supplemental documents are available
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conceptual physics, science and society, scientific method
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A different approach to physics

Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir
Posted: March 22, 2006 at 2:40AM
Source: The Physics Front collection

This text provides an interesting approach to introducing non-science students to the philosophy and nature of science. Although the level of math is quite basic, the solutions of physical problems are used to give students concrete examples of the issues being discussed. The final chapter connecting science with technological applications, and the resultant economic issues, may help students realize the importance of science literacy.

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White, John, and Michael Dennin. Science Appreciation: Introduction to Science Literacy. 3 ed. 238. 2008. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2171 (accessed 16 December 2017).
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