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Physics

Physics (from Greek), i.e. "knowledge, science of nature", from φύσις, physis, i.e. "nature"[1][2][3][4][5]) is a part of natural philosophy and a natural science that involves the study of matter[6] and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.[7] More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.[8][9][10] Physics is the field of science that studies the physical world. From the large (galaxies...

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Physics in Sports

Christopher Gooden Dr. Jan Yarrison-Rice Physics 101 5 April 2005 Physics in Sports When many people think of sports, the topic of physics doesn't always come to mind. They usually don't think about connecting athletics with academics. In reality math, science, and especially physics, tie into every aspect of sports. Sports are a commonality that brings nations together, Soccer, known as football to most of the world, is said to an unspoken language, which unties people from different lands...

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History of Physics

Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales is often said to have been the first scientist, and the first Greek philosopher...

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Introduction to Physics

extensions including atomic and nuclear physics, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, and plasma physics. Physics (from Ancient Greek: φύσις physis "nature") is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Scalars and Vectors Physics is a mathematical science. The underlying...

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evolution of physics

gives rise Joseph Henry (1830) discovered the reverse effect, the production of an electric potential Maxwell, ( c.1856,) developed ideas mathematically in his theory of electromagnetic radiation. Birth of Modern Physics ( late 19th cent. ) most of classical physics was complete, Wilhelm Roentgen (1895) the discoveries of X rays  radioactivity by A. H. Becquerel (1896), the electron by J. J. Thomson (1897), and Ernest Rutherford 1911 interpreted experimental evidence as...

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Physics

Free Fall Rachel Shea Physics 131 Lab, QL Hasbrouck 210 Sept. 21, 2014 Abstract This experiment measures the study of motion by observing the force of gravity acting solely upon an object, and also measures reaction time. If an object is in free fall, the only force acting upon it is gravity. The object used in this experiment was a golf ball that provided some acceleration when dropped. A sensor positioned underneath a table recorded the golf ball’s pattern of motion, when dropped. The...

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Physics

Mapua Institute of Technology Department of Physics VILLAFLOR, KIM MICHAELA B. EMG/3 PHY11-2L/B4 2009100103 GROUP NO.5 504 DATE OF PERFORMANCE: MAY 3,2013 DATE OF SUBMISSION: MAY 10,2013 INSTRUCTOR Analysis: The work done by the fan cart is not constant. Because the work is directly proportional to the displacement given a constant force while power is indirectly proportional to work. Therefore we can conclude that power is also directly proportional...

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Physics

experiment, the objective was to derive a second equation for the value of constant air friction force using the known values of acceleration, free fall acceleration (g), and the various masses of the experiment. Theory: According to accepted physics, when an object of a larger weight pulls an object of a lesser weight there is a tension that acts between the two objects. However, even though the weights of the two objects are different, the force that each object exerts on the other is equivalent...

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What Is Physics and What Are Its Uses?

What Is Physics and What Are Its Uses? Physics, a branch of science, is traditionally defined as the study of matter, energy, and the relation between them. The interaction between matter and energy is found everywhere. In order for matter to move, it requires some form of energy. Sports show many good examples of the relationship between matter and energy. For instance, a pitcher requires energy to throw a baseball at the incredible speed and accuracy that is needed to keep the batter from...

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Importance of Physics in the Modern World

Importance of Physics in the Modern World By PatrickB, eHow Contributor Physics is second only to mathematics in the purity of its principles. Physics describes how the natural world works through applied mathematical formulas. It deals with the fundamental forces of the universe and how they interact with matter looking at everything from galaxies and planets to atoms and quarks and everything in between. All other natural sciences stem from physics. Chemistry is essentially applied physics and biology...

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