the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force.
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Light cones emerge in physics because the speed of light is constant.How special relativity can help AI predict the future | Will Heaven | August 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Some of the most perplexing topics in physics revolve around quantum theory.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Daniel Sudarsky | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
Like the laws of physics, the laws of biology simply describe what is, not what should be.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side | David P. Barash | August 19, 2020 | Nautilus
Over the last few decades it has grown from a small collection of insights into a dynamic area of research with deep connections to more areas of math and physics than Hamilton ever could have imagined.How Physics Found a Geometric Structure for Math to Play With | Kevin Hartnett | July 29, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
That frees physicists to focus on other explanations, like potential issues with the supernova or quasar measurements, or the possibility of unexplained new physics phenomena.Despite a new measurement, the debate over the universe’s expansion rages on | Emily Conover | July 15, 2020 | Science News
Their friendship began when Krauss, who was chairman of the physics department at Case Western in Cleveland, sought out Epstein.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The laws of physics probably forbid wormholes from existing anyway, according to Thorne.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations.
Muslims made many discoveries in mathematics, chemistry, physics, medicine, astronomy and psychology.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before Malala, in 1979, Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize for physics.Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner | Chris Allbritton | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To understand how this took place, the reader should consider certain simple yet noble generalizations of physics.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Like Socrates, however, ethics were the great subject of his inquiries, to which physics were only subordinate.
With Aristotle, ethics formed only one branch of attention; his main inquiries were in reference to physics and metaphysics.
He sets no value on logic, nor much on physics; but he reveals sentiments of great simplicity and grandeur.
The animal body is not a test-tube and, in it, the laws of physics are modified by those of physiology.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
British Dictionary definitions for physics
the branch of science concerned with the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them. It is based on mathematics and traditionally includes mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, and heat. Modern physics, based on quantum theory, includes atomic, nuclear, particle, and solid-state studies. It can also embrace applied fields such as geophysics and meteorology
physical properties of behaviour: the physics of the electron
archaic natural science or natural philosophy
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Scientific definitions for physics
The scientific study of matter, energy, space, and time, and of the relations between them.
The behavior of a given physical system, especially as understood by a physical theory.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Cultural definitions for physics
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.