Friday, March 10, 2006

Physics 101 - Basic, Introductory Information about physics.

Physics 101 - Basic, Introductory Information about physics.

Physics 101: Introduction to Physics and Physicists
Physics is, sadly, not well understood. Few people know what physics is, or what physicists actually do. I have put together this page to answer some of the most common questions about physics.

What is Physics?
What is physics all about? What do physicists and physics students study?

Why Do We Study Physics?
Why do we study physics?

What are the Various Fields Within Physics?

What are the various subfields within physics? What sort of specific things do physicists study?

What do Physicists Actually Do?
What do physicists actually do? How do they spend their time - what are they doing in their offices all the time?

Why should I have to study physics if I'm going to be a ... ?

Short answer: Physics is cool, but I'm biased. Longer answer: Physics, as a discipline - especially at an undergraduate level, teaches many things that are important in all walks of life

Understanding and Using the Scientific Method
The scientific method is a process that scientists developed to form and answer questions. The scientific method arose mostly in the 17th and 18th centuries. This was a period of great scientific revolution in England and Europe, the era of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Hooke, Leibniz, Halley, Newton and Young.

How To Create a Great (Physics) Science Fair Project
To do well in a science fair, you need to do two things – You need to not only demonstrate knowledge of science, but also knowledge of the process of science. It is really not that difficult, especially if you follow a system that will help you cover all your bases and makes sure that you learn everything you need to learn.

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