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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Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
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Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
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DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics
by David Shormann
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Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Textbook
by Jay Wile
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Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Textbook (old)
by Jay Wile
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Exploring the World of Physics
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by John Hudson Tiner
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Exploring the World of Physics - Set
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
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Exploring the World of Physics - Supplemental Student Questions
by Cooper Boldrick
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Exploring the World of Physics - Teacher Key & Tests
by Cooper Boldrick
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For the Love of Physics
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Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein
by George Gamow
from Dover Publications
Biography for 9th-Adult
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History of the Atomic Bomb
by Michael Blow
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Illustrated Dictionary of Physics
by Chris Oxlade, Corinne Stockley, Jane Wertheim
from Usborne
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Milliken: Electricity and Magnetism
by Edward P. Ortleb & Richard Cadice
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Novare Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry
by John D. Mays
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Physics 101
by Wes Olson
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PLP: Concepts of Mathematics & Physics - Package
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PLP: Concepts of Mathematics & Physics - Parent Lesson Planner
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Signposts Aloft DVD
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for 7th-12th grade
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Thinking Physics
by Lewis Carroll Epstein
3rd edition from Insight Press
for 6th-9th grade
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We Were There at the Opening of the Atomic Era
We Were There #32
by James Munves
from Grosset & Dunlap
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