What is Physics?

How does a baseball pitcher throw a curveball, or why does my golf ball always slice? How can a water bug walk on water? How can a steel boat float or a car moving too fast lift off the ground? Why is biting on aluminum foil painful? How does 30 psi pressure in your tires hold up a 2 ton car? Why do golf balls have dimples?

The answer to these questions lies in the science of physics.

is the basic physical science. Its scope of study encompasses not only the behaviour of objects under the action of given forces, but also the nature of gravitational, electromagnetic and nuclear force fields. It is the science of matter, motion and energy. Its laws are typically expressed in the language of mathematics.

The standard fields of classical and modern physics include mechanics, gravitation, heat and thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, atomic and chemical, condensed matter, nuclear, particle, quantum mechanics, relativistic mechanics, conservation and symmetry, and theoretical physics.

Become one of those people who recognize and appreciate the fundamental laws of physics, and gain from it. You’ll be surprised at how simple, logical and relevant basic physics can be.