Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 1 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 10

Answer

To use the scientific method, first identify a question or a puzzle. Second, make an educated guess (hypothesis) that might answer the question. Third, predict consequences of the hypothesis (ideally, both those that have been observed and those yet to be observed). Fourth, perform experiments or make observations to test the predictions. At the end, find the simplest general rule that connects the hypothesis, predicted effects, and experimental findings/observations.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 8.
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