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Quantifying Matter, Revised Edition
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  • Authored by: Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.
  • From the Series: States of Matter
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  • ISBN-10: 1438195826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9582-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 530
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 248


Quantifying Matter, Revised Edition explains how scientists learned to measure matter and quantify some of its most fascinating and useful properties. It presents many of the most important intellectual achievements and technical developments that led to the scientific interpretation of substance, starting with the cosmic origin of the elements.

Complete with full-color photographs, this newly updated reference describes the fundamental characteristics and properties of matter. Quantifying Matter, Revised Edition is designed to help any student or teacher with an interest in the measurement and behavior of matter discover what matter is, how scientists measure and characterize its various forms, and how the properties of matter have influenced the course of human civilization.

Chapters include:

  • Exploring the Nature of Matter
  • The Origin of Matter
  • The Search for Substance
  • Quantifying Matter During the Scientific Revolution
  • Understanding Matter's Electromagnetic Properties
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Discovering the Radioactive Nature of Matter
  • Exploring the Atomic Nucleus
  • Contemporary View of Matter
  • Manipulating Matter Atom by Atom.



About the Author(s)

Joseph A. Angelo, Jr., Ph.D., a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force, is currently a technical writer and a consulting futurist. Over the past 40 years, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, Rollins College, and Valencia College, specializing in space technology, nuclear technology, and astronomy.

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