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.

Did you find this review helpful?
66 Items found Print
Active Filters: In-Stock Books & Materials
21 Super Simple Physics Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$15.00
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)
Atoms
Golden Books of Knowledge
by Jerry Korn
from Golden Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: O3E)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
from Chicago Review Press
for 7th-Adult
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: I-DAN)
$16.95 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
Second Edition from Chicago Review Press
for 7th-Adult
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: I-DAN)
$16.95
Basher Science: Extreme Physics
Basher Science
by Simon Basher, Dan Green
8.4.2013 from Kingfisher
for 3rd-6th grade
in Physics
$7.99
Basher Science: Physics
by Dan Green, Simon Basher
from Kingfisher
for 4th-6th grade
in Physics
$8.99
Basher Science: Physics: Why Matter Matters
Basher Science
by Dan Green, Simon Basher
First Edition from Kingfisher
for 3rd-6th grade
in Physics
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Christian Kids Explore Physics
by Robert & Elizabeth Ridlon
2e from Bright Ideas Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Christian Kids Explore (Location: SCICUR-CKE)
$27.97 $28.00 (1 in stock)
Classical Conversations Ecology, Astronomy & Physics - Science Cards
from Classical Conversations
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Classical Acts & Facts Cards (Location: HISCUR-CC)
$16.00 $10.00 (2 in stock)
Classical Conversations Ecology, Astronomy & Physics - Science Cards
from Classical Conversations
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Classical Acts & Facts Cards (Location: HISCUR-CC)
$22.99
Color Paddles (set of 6)
from Learning Resources
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Light & Sound (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
$5.00
Discovering Atomos
by Jen Greenholt
2nd edition from Classical Conversations
in Classical Conversations (Location: HISCUR-CC)
$8.00
DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics
by David Shormann
from DIVE, LLC
for 9th-10th grade
in Saxon Tutorials (Location: MAT-SAX)
$39.95
Electricity and Magnetism
by Peter Adamczyk, Paul Francis law
from Usborne
for 4th-8th grade
in Electricity & Magnetism (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
$7.99 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Energy and Power
Golden Library of Knowledge
by L. Sprague de Camp
from Golden Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Little Golden Books (Location: O3E)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Exploring Creation with Advanced Physics - Textbook
by Jay Wile
from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 12th grade
in Apologia Science (Location: SCICUR-AEM)
$57.60 $45.00 (1 in stock)
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)
Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Textbook
by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-9th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Apologia Science (Location: SCICUR-AEM)
$57.60 $45.00 (1 in stock)
Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Textbook (old)
by Jay Wile
1st edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 8th-9th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Exploring Creation With Physics - Textbook
by Jay Wile
2nd edition from Apologia Educational Ministries
for 11th-12th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Apologia Science (Location: SCICUR-AEM)
$57.60
Exploring the World of Physics
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: SCICUR-MP)
$14.99
Exploring the World of Physics - Set
Exploring Series
by John Hudson Tiner
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: SCICUR-MP)
Exploring the World of Physics - Supplemental Student Questions
by Cooper Boldrick
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: SCICUR-MP)
$5.00
Exploring the World of Physics - Teacher Key & Tests
by Cooper Boldrick
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Memoria Press Science (Location: SCICUR-MP)
$8.00
Focus On Elementary Physics - Laboratory Workbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Focus On Elementary Physics - Package
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
Focus On Elementary Physics - Student Textbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$20.00 (2 in stock)
Focus On Elementary Physics - Teacher's Manual
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$27.00 $18.00 (1 in stock)
Focus On Middle School Physics - Laboratory Workbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$27.00
Focus On Middle School Physics - Package
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
Focus On Middle School Physics - Student Textbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$29.00
Focus On Middle School Physics - Teacher's Manual
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: SCICUR-RS4K)
$27.00
For the Love of Physics
from Free Press
for 7th-Adult
in Physics
$16.00
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
Great Ideas of Science: Electricity and Magnetism
by Peter Fairley
for 5th-8th grade
in Electricity & Magnetism (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein
by George Gamow
from Dover Publications
Biography for 9th-Adult
in History of Science & Mathematics (Location: G6D-HIS)
$14.95
Heat & Energy
God's Design for the Physical World
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
Heat & Energy - Teacher Supplement
God's Design for the Physical World
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
4th edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-9th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$9.99 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid Series
by Janice VanCleave
from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Physics
$14.95 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Science for Every Kid Series
by Janice VanCleave
1st edition from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Physics
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics
from Polka Dot Publishing
for 7th-9th grade
in Life of Fred Math (Location: MAT-FRED)
$29.00 $20.00 (4 in stock)
Liquids and Gases: Principles of Fluid Mechanics
Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe
by Paul Fleisher
from Living Book Press
in Physics
$11.95
Magnetic Wands
from Learning Resources
for 1st-3rd grade
in Electricity & Magnetism (Location: SCIREF-PHY)
$3.00
Matter and Energy: Principles of Matter and Thermodynamics
Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe
by Paul Fleisher
from Living Book Press
in Physics
$11.95
Objects in Motion: Principles of Classical Mechanics
Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe
by Paul Fleisher
from Living Book Press
in Physics
$11.95
Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe
Paul Fleisher's Secrets of the Universe
by Paul Fleisher
from Living Book Press
in Physics
Physics 101
by Wes Olson
from 101 Series
for 9th-12th grade
in Physics
$59.50
Physics Experiments for Children
by Muriel Mandell
from Dover Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in Physics
$7.95
12