Science Branches Quiz

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Which branch of science studies formal systems governed by axioms and rules?

Formal sciences

Which discipline uses scientific knowledge for practical purposes, such as in engineering and medicine?

Applied sciences

Which historical period marks the earliest written records of identifiable predecessors to modern science?

Bronze Age

Which branch of science studies the physical world?

Natural sciences

Why are the formal sciences sometimes considered not to be science disciplines?

They do not rely on empirical evidence

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Formal Systems

  • Formal systems governed by axioms and rules are studied in the branch of science known as formal sciences.
  • Formal sciences include mathematics, logic, and computer science.

Applied Science

  • The discipline that uses scientific knowledge for practical purposes, such as in engineering and medicine, is known as applied science.

History of Science

  • The earliest written records of identifiable predecessors to modern science date back to the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations, approximately around 2500 BCE to 300 CE.

Natural Sciences

  • The branch of science that studies the physical world is known as natural science.
  • Natural sciences include physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences.

Classification of Formal Sciences

  • Formal sciences are sometimes not considered science disciplines because they do not rely on empirical evidence and do not describe the natural world.

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