Chapter 1 Review

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Key Concept Summary

TA Summary


Cause must always precede the effect.
A substance made of atoms, all of which contain the same number of protons.
The laws of the universe are not different at different locations.
An accepted source of expert information or advice
The force that arises from the interaction of anything with mass
A well-tested theory, so firm as to be unquestioned by science
The assertion that a world separate and distinct from our minds that actually exists
Any of the four fundamental ways in which elementary particles and bodies can influence each other.
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation
The capacity for logical, rational, and analytic thought; intelligence
A schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics
The interaction between nucleons that holds them together
The laws of the universe do not change with time.
Knowledge obtained through seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling


Protons and neutrons together form atomic nuclei.
Occam's razor states that complex explanations are more likely to be true than simple explanations.
Intuition is the act or faculty of knowing or sensing outside the five physical senses.
A physical law, such as Newton's First Law of Motion, can never be proved wrong.
The physical laws on Mars are slightly different than the laws on Earth due to the differences in each planet's composition.


Which of the following is not one of the four ways of learning?
Which of the following forces arises from the electromagnetic interaction?
Which of the following forces arises from the strong interaction?