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- Physics: science of matter and its motion, as well as space and time, deals with concepts such as force, energy, mass, and charge (Wikipedia).

About Physics

  • American Physical Society (APS) Why Study Physics? - Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science
  • open.michigan, What is Physics? - A framework for describing the structure and function of the natural world; 22 slides
  • OpenStax CNX, What is physics? - physics is defined as that branch of science which studies natural phenomena in terms of basic laws and physical quantities; the knowledge in OpenStax CNX can be shared and built upon by all because it is reusable
  •, What is physics? - physics is about asking fundamental questions and trying to answer them by observing and experimenting

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Fundamentals of Physics II

continuation of Fundamentals of Physics I on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics, covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics

Free Physics Animations

Animation Description, Category, Sub-Category, View animation: (Derivative of the Sine Function Area of a Circle As a Limit, Comparing a DC circuit to the flow of water, Electricity and Magnetism .....)

Quantum Mechanics

foundations, techniques and key results of quantum mechanics, basic quantum mechanical applications at research level

Richard Feynman - Science Videos

archival science video recordings (University of Auckland, NZ) of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman: Corpuscles of Light, Fits of Reflection and Transmission - Quantum Behaviour, Electrons and their Interactions, New Queries

Computer Simulations in Physics

physically based modelling simulations: Simple Newton Dynamics, Particle Dynamics Engine, Pressure Soft Body Model, Granular Matter, Waves equation, Cellular automata, Free surface flow, Quantum Mechanics, Rigid Cloth Behaviour

Elementary College Physics

problem solving, trigonometry and vectors, Kinematics Displacement, velocity, acceleration, free fall, projectile motion, Linear Dynamics, Newton's Laws of Motion, forces, gravitation, friction, work, energy, power, momentum, collisions, conservation laws, Rotational Dynamics, Matter in Bulk/Fluids Elasticity, simple harmonic motion, springs, pendula, density, pressure, buoyancy, fluid flow, Thermodynamics, Waves

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