Physics

Physics is the science of matter and its motion, as well as space and time. It uses concepts such as energy, force, mass, and charge. Physics is an experimental science, creating theories that are tested against observations. Broadly, it is the general scientific analysis of nature, with a goal of understanding how the universe behaves.

Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, and through its modern subfield of astronomy, it may be the oldest of all. Experimental physics began in the Middle Ages and eventually emerged as a modern science during the early modern period. Those who work professionally in the field are known as physicists.

Today, physics is a broad and highly developed subject. Research is often divided into four subfields:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
  • High-energy physics
  • Astronomy and astrophysics

Most physicists also specialize in either theoretical or experimental research, the former dealing with the development of new theories, and the latter dealing with the experimental testing of theories and the discovery of new phenomena. Despite important discoveries during the last four centuries, there are a number of unsolved problems in physics, and many areas of active research.

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101 Super Simple Science Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
Adventures with Atoms and Molecules Book I
by Robert C. Mebane, Thomas R. Rybolt
from Enslow
for 4th-8th grade
in Chemistry (Location: SCI-CHEM)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Discovering Atomos
by Jen Greenholt
2nd edition from Classical Conversations
in Classical Conversations (Location: HISCUR-CC)
$8.00
Discovering Atoms, Molecules, and Matter
Great Science Adventures
by Dinah Zike & Susan Simpson
from Common Sense Press
for 3rd-6th grade
Exploring Creation With Chemistry & Physics
by Jeannie Fulbright
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 3rd-6th grade
in Apologia Young Explorer (Location: SCICUR-AEM)
$33.60 $28.00 (3 in stock)
God's Design for the Physical World - Student Book
by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
Master Books Edition from Master Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$49.99
God's Design for the Physical World - Teacher Guide
by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
Master Books Edition from Master Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$49.99
History of the Atomic Bomb
by Michael Blow
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
PLP: Survey of Science History & Concepts - Package
from Master Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: SCICUR-MB)
PLP: Survey of Science History & Concepts - Parent Lesson Planner
from Master Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: SCICUR-MB)
$16.99
Properties of Atoms & Molecules
God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
4th edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$24.99 $17.50 (1 in stock)
Properties of Atoms & Molecules (old)
God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
3rd edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Old Edition Science (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Properties of Matter
God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
4th edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$24.99
Properties of Matter (old)
God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
3rd edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Old Edition Science (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
We Were There at the Opening of the Atomic Era
We Were There #32
by James Munves
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: VIN-WWT)