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What is Physics all about?Explain the importance of it

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cuteness | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM via web

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What is Physics all about?

Explain the importance of it

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM (Answer #2)

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Physics is the study of matter and energy. Since matter and energy are the two things that the entire universe is made of, physics is really the foundation of all the sciences.

For convenience, most people divide physics up into more manageable fields. Most high school physics classes concentrate on the field known as classical mechanics, which is the study of how forces act on objects. In this part of physics, one would study Newton's Laws of Motion, how gravity and friction affect motion, and so on. One would also learn how to use mathematical equations to describe or predict the motions of bodies.

It turns out that classical mechanics doesn't apply 100% of the time. In modern physics, one would study the extremes of the universe, examining the scenarios where classical physics breaks down. Modern physics studies the extremely small (subatomic particles), the extremely large (galaxies), the extremely fast (the speed of light).

Physics is also divided into experimental versus theoretical physics. Experimental physics is the main tool of mechanics, while theoretical physics works on matters that we are not able to manipulate directly and can only model, such as the Big Bang.

 

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM (Answer #5)

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Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Over the last two millennia, physics was a part of natural philosophy along with chemistry, certain branches of mathematics, and biology.

Physics also makes significant contributions through advances in new technologies that arise from theoretical breakthroughs. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism or nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products which have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted August 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM (Answer #7)

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Physics is the physical feature of an object. There are many branches of Physics such as Astrophysics, Planetary Physics and many more.

 

For more info www.physicsforstudents.com

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted October 20, 2012 at 6:43 AM (Answer #8)

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Physics and chemistry is vitally required for engineering.

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chemistchris5 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:13 AM (Answer #10)

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Physics is the foundation of science. It connects mathematics to the real world in applicable and useful ways. There are many carrers that involve and utilize aspects of physics such as engineering, medicine, communication, computer science, education, and viturally every science career you can imagine. Most importantly, physics (like the other sciences) is all about problem solving, so in studying physics, you can learn how to solve problems more effectively, efficiently, and gain a new respect and appreciation for the universe we live in.

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rashmi0133 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:14 AM (Answer #11)

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Physics is the physical feature of an object. There are many branches of Physics such as Astrophysics, Planetarynuclear physics led directly to the development of new products which have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus. Physics and many more.

For convenience, most people divide physics up into more manageable fields. Most high school physics classes concentrate on the field known as classical mechanics, which is the study of how forces act on objects. In this part of physics, one would study Newton's Laws of Motion, how gravity and friction affect motion, and so on. One would also learn how to use mathematical equations to describe or predict the motions of bodies.

It turns out that classical mechanics doesn't apply 100% of the time. In modern physics, one would study the extremes of the universe, examining the scenarios where classical physics breaks down. Modern physics studies the extremely small (subatomic particles), the extremely large (galaxies), the extremely fast (the speed of light)

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