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What is Physics

What is Physics



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What is Physics
Physics ("knowledge of nature") is thescienceconcerned withthediscoveryandunderstandingof the most basic fundamental laws of the universe that control the way everything in the worldaround us behaves. Discoveries in basic physics have importantramifications for all of science.Physics attempts to describe the natural world by theapplication of logicscientific methods, includingmodelingby theoreticians.As a core scientific discipline, physics is concernedwith the fundamental laws that govern the behaviour of everything from the smallest elementary particle to theevolution of the Universe, which includes living and non-livingorganisms.Physics may be thought of as the foundational science, uponwhich stand the "central sciences" for example nuclear science,chemistry,biological sciences,andmaterial sciences.The applications of physics in everyday life are extremely broad; thisfact is reflected in the fact that physics is important in justabout all technologies.
About Physics
If you have an enquiring mind, always asking
thingshappen or
things work, then physics will help you find theanswers.Physics is the science that deals with
(solids, liquids,gases and everthing that is made up from them), all forms of 
and the interaction of these two things. It looks atthings on the largest scales and greatest distances conceivablesuch as the planets, stars and the universe and goes right downto the smallest sizes imaginable with nanotechnology,molecules, atoms, the nucleus and subatomic particles. It seeksto explain electricity, light, sound, heat, it deals with space andeverything in it, it deals with time and everything tied to it.Physics tries to figure out the most basic of laws in the universethat control the way everything in the world around us behaves.Its applications in everyday life are extremely broad.
Programmes in Physics
The DIT School of Physics is one of the largest PhysicsDepartments in the State. At DIT, we offer a number of programmes in different aspects of physics from technology tomedical and clinical areas such as clinical measurement andoptometry.
Student Final Year Projects
Every year, our final year students write a thesis on their projectwork in physics which is laboratory or research based and isoften carried out with research scientists in DIT or with medicalpractitioners in hospitals and elsewhere. An abstract is alsopublished in the annual
1,000,000,000 metre
millions of kilometres - distance scale to the planets
1,000,000 metre
thousands of kilometres - the scale of satellite orbits
1,000 metre
kilometres - the scale for distances we travel
1 metre
the metre - the scale we use to measure our own height
0.000001 metre
micrometres - the scale of dustmites crawling on a nanomachine
0.000000001 metre
nanometres - the scale of the atomic arrangement of materials around us
The School of Physics has manyactive research groupsandgraduate students in physics from DIT and elsewhere arecarrying out projects in many areas of physics such asnanotechnology, lasers, communications, medical physics,materials science and others.
What sort of job can I get with a Physics Degree?
There is a wide range of careers for which physics provides agood initial training, many of them using the methodology of physics: the logical approach, the ability to build and testmodels and the numerical and problem solving skills, which areinherent in any physics degree. The more obvious careerdirections for a graduate include academic and industrialresearch, working in physics-based industries such aselectronics, alternative energy development or communicationsand the critical and growing area of medical physics.Physicists are also in demand, particularly for their analyticalskills, in a range of financial, fund management and researchroles, in the law, in management consultancy, as weatherforecasters, computer programmers and, in a major shortagearea, as physics and science teachers.About one third of all physicists work in public service industries;one third in private industry and one third in secondary andhigher education.Some physicists work on problems at the frontiers of knowledge;others tackle the challenging problems which arise in theapplication of physical ideas to industrial and engineeringproblems - offering personal satisfaction as great as that fromwork in 'frontier' physics. The highest paid sectors are finance,telecommunications and the electrical industry.

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