Science Branches Quiz

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

Applied sciences

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

Formal sciences

Which branch of science studies the physical world?

Natural sciences

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

Bronze Age

Why do some disagree whether the formal sciences are science disciplines?

They do not rely on empirical evidence

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Applied Science

  • Applied science uses scientific knowledge for practical purposes, such as in engineering and medicine.

Formal Sciences

  • Formal sciences study formal systems governed by axioms and rules.
  • Examples of formal sciences include mathematics, logic, and computer science.

Natural Sciences

  • Natural sciences study the physical world.
  • Examples of natural sciences include biology, chemistry, and physics.

History of Science

  • The earliest identifiable predecessors to modern science date back to the Ancient Greek period.
  • This period marks the beginning of scientific inquiry and development.

Classification of Sciences

  • Some disagree whether the formal sciences are science disciplines because they do not rely on empirical evidence and experimentation.
  • This disagreement arises from differing opinions on what constitutes a "science" and how it should be defined.

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