Phy.1 - Introduction to Physics

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Physics

  • science that deals with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe

  • concerned with all aspects of nature on both the macroscopic and submicroscopic levels

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Physikos

  • where the word physics came from

  • Greek word

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Classical Physics

  • 1600-1900

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Mechanics

  • study of motion particles and fluids

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Thermodynamics

  • study of temperature, heat transfer, and the properties of aggregations of many particlesElec

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Electromagnetism

  • electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics

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Modern Physics

  • 1900-now

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Special Relativity

  • theory of the behavior of particles moving at high speeds

  • led to a radical revision of our ideas of space, time, and energy

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Quantum Mechanics

  • theory of submicroscopic world of atoms

    • requires a profound upheaval of our vision of how nature operates

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