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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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Waves, Fields and Optics

Geometrical optics, Mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations, Basic properties of waves, Mechanical waves, Electromagnetic waves

Electricity and Magnetism

basic concepts of electromagnetism, lightning, pacemakers, electric shock treatment, electrocardiograms, metal detectors, musical instruments, magnetic levitation, bullet trains, electric motors, radios, TV, Car coils, superconductivity, aurora borealis, rainbows, radio telescopes, interferometers, particle accelerators, mass spectrometers, red sunsets, blue skies, haloes around sun & moon, color perception, Doppler effect, big-bang cosmology

Electromagnetic Interactions

emphasis on basics and applications to Nuclear Science and Engineering: electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic radiation, applications include transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, scattering, shielding, charged particle collisions, Bremsstrahlung radiation, Cerenkov radiation

Galileo and Einstein

explores two revolutions in perception of the universe, Galileo (realization that what we see in the heavens—the moon, the planets, the sun and stars—are physical objects), Einstein (space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but related to each other in a simple but unexpected way)

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 .....)

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