Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 17: 1


Science is a way of explaining how the world works. It contains a set of observable facts and measurements that, in principle, anyone can verify. Science also contains a set of rules and relationships among the terms (i.e., "gravity is an attractive force, and larger masses exert a greater gravitational pull upon other masses."). In short, science provides a structure and a framework to help us understanding the natural world.
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