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1b physics (branches)


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1b physics (branches)

  1. 1. The World of PHYSICS… Branches of Physics: Physi cs Classical Physics Modern Physics Mechani csHeat & Thermodynamic s Sound & WaveElectricity & Magnetism Opti Atomic PhysicsSolid State PhysicsRelativit yNuclear Physics Particle
  2. 2. The World of PHYSICS… CLASSICAL PHYSICS is mainly concerned with macro-world of matter. Acoustics Propagation of sound. Astronomy Properties of space; origin and evolution of galaxies, stars, and planetary systems; origin and evolution of the universe. Includes astrophysics and cosmology. Electromagnet ism Electric and magnetic force fields; behavior of electrically charged particles in electromagnetic fields; propagation of electromagnetic
  3. 3. The World of PHYSICS… CLASSICAL PHYSICS … Geophysics Application of physics to the study of the earth. Includes atmospheric physics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geomagnetism, seismology, and volcanology. Mechanics Forces, interactions, and motions of material objects. Optics Propagation of light, electromagnetic waves. Thermodynam Temperature and energy; heat flow; transformation of energy;
  4. 4. The World of PHYSICS… MODERN PHYSICS includes the microscopic characteristics of matter. These are the discoveries found by scientist during the 20th Century like Albert Einstein, Lorentz, Roentgen, and many others. Atomic Physics Structure and properties of atoms. Cryogenics Properties and behavior of matter at extremely low temperatures. Elementary Particle Physics Properties of elementary particles such as electrons, photons, etc. Also known as high energy physics.
  5. 5. The World of PHYSICS… MODERN PHYSICS … Plasma Physics Behavior of ionized (electrically charged) gases. Quantum Physics Quantum nature of matter, energy, and light. Behavior of systems composed of small numbers of elementary particles. Solid State Physics Physical properties of solid materials. Includes crystallography, semiconductors, superconductivity. Also known as condensed matter physics.
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