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Past Exam for HST 1504 - Intro to Hum, Science, & Tech with Glynn at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam
Professor:Glynn
Class:HST 1504 - Intro to Hum, Science, & Tech
Subject:Humanities, Science, and Technology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 1995
Keywords:
  • Robert Merton
  • Assumptions
  • Technological
  • Social Change
  • Collaboration
  • Probabilities
  • Similarities
  • Social Problem
  • Structure of Dna
  • Consequences
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