Physics (from Ancient Greek: φύσις physis "nature") is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.
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... The idea that Newtonian physics proved causal determinism was highly influential in the early modern period ... For instance, Newtonian physics admits solutions where particles accelerate continuously, heading out towards infinity ...
... Information has a well-defined meaning in physics ... Bekenstein claimed that a growing trend in physics was to define the physical world as being made of information itself (and thus information is defined in this way) (see Digital physics) ...
... The Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP Russian ... community of people studying topics ranging from theoretical physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry ... Research areas in theoretical physics concentrate around quantum field theory including the string theory ...
... Further information List of unsolved problems in physics Research in physics is continually progressing on a large number of fronts ... In condensed matter physics, an important unsolved theoretical problem is that of high-temperature superconductivity ... In particle physics, the first pieces of experimental evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model have begun to appear ...
Famous quotes containing the word physics:
“The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forcedby what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix.”
—Erich Fromm (19001980)
“But this invites the occult mind,
Cancels our physics with a sneer,
And spatters all we knew of denouement
Across the expedient and wicked stones.”
—Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)
“The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force.”
—Nancy Cartwright (b. 1945)