CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

Understanding Physics
Physics

Concept of physics

Field of physics

Scientific method

Importance of physics

careers

What is Physics? .

. physics is based on experimental observations and quantitative measurements. Like all sciences.1 Understanding Physics  1.1.

1.1 Understanding Physics  2. Historically. until nineteenth century. physics was called natural philosophy.  .

1. properties of matter and energy. that is. Physics is a branch of science concerning study of natural phenomena.  .1 Understanding Physics  3.

 (b) lightning and thunder. Some examples of natural phenomena are  (a) sunrise and sunset. .  (d) earthquake and tsunami.1 Understanding Physics  4.1.  (c) rainbow and blue sky.

physics is concerned with the study of energy and the properties and structure of matter.Field of study in Physics  1 In general.  .

communication technology. The principles and concepts of physics are then applied in our daily life.  Examples of technological inventions include the semiconductor technology. microwave.  This helped advancement of technology. laser technology. .

Field of Physics Measurement Force and motion Heat Waves Optics Nuclear physics Electric and electromagnectism Electronics Properties of matter Astronomy Type of study Study of the measuring instruments Study of the action of force and movement Study of hot substance Study of sound . information transfer and telecommunication Study of light Study of reactions in the nucleus of an atom Study of the applications of electricity and magnetism Study of electronic chips and computer system Study of the strength of substance Study of stars and planets in the universe .

.  Need to understanding the concept of physics.  A concepts of physics is produced trough the scientific method of investigation.Concepts of physics and study of physics  Principles and theories of physics explain how the phenomenon occurs and why it occurs in that way.

Observation Use the sense to feel the daily phenomenon Experiment Perform an experiment to study the required characteristics of the phenomenon Theory Suggest the causes of the phenomenon studied through the experiment Further investigation Suggest measurements for the theory and modify it if necessary Application Invention of technology based of the theories of physics .

Making hypothesis. Interpreting data. Define operationally. Controlling variables. Experimenting Sketch specimen and science apparatus .SCIENTIFIC SKILLS SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS MANIPULATIVE SKILLS •Observing Using and handling science apparatus •Classifying •Measuring and using numbers Maintaining science apparatus correctly and safely •Making inferences Cleaning science apparatus •Predicting correctly •Communicating Handling specimen correctly and carefully Using time and space relationship.

1995) . (Friedl. thinks and studies problems.WHAT ARE SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS?  How a scientist works.

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Career in Physics .

Quick Tour of Some Professions Astronomer / Astrophysicist Ithaca High School Career Day April 21. 2004 .

Plasma Physicist Magnetohydrodynamics Ithaca High School Career Day April 21. 2004 .

Australia. after Big Red defeated the RoboRoos by a score of 1-0 in overtime to win the 2003 World Championship in Padua. Ithaca High School Career Day April 21. 2004 . etc.Engineering: Electrical. Ceramic. Industrial. Cornell Big Red and the RoboRoos from University of Queensland. Mechanical. Italy. Chemical.

2004 .Material Scientist / Low Temperature Scientist Ithaca High School Career Day April 21.

Atomic Physicist Nanotechnologist Ithaca High School Career Day April 21. 2004 .

Quick Tour of Some Professions Particle Accelerator Physicist Ithaca High School Career Day April 21. 2004 .

2004 .Nuclear Physicist Nuclear Medicine Tomography Ithaca High School Career Day April 21.

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