Today, my lecturer asked us to define physics. No one give a very obvious and correct answer to the lecturer. Can anyone here give me the best defination of the meaning of physics?? Thanks
Physics is the mathematical study of all conceivable universes. A universe is a mathematical model that describes spacetime, matter, energy and their interactions. Think of each model universe as filling one page in the atlas of all possible universes.alex fregol said:Can anyone here give me the best definition of the meaning of physics?? Thanks
da_willem said:Physics: the study of the lifeless nature
inha said:what's biophysics doing as a subdiscipline of physics then? or soft condensed matter physics whichs studies plenty of organic materials?
Knavish said:Study and analysis of nature.
Brad Barker said:that's a bit too broad of a definition. that's...more of a definition of science in general. :tongue:
another vote for the study of matter, energy, and spacetime.
answers.com said:1. (used with a sing. verb) The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in traditional fields such as acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in modern extensions including atomic and nuclear physics, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, and plasma physics.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws: the physics of supersonic flight.
3. (used with a sing. verb) Archaic. The study of the natural or material world and phenomena; natural philosophy.
seratend said:Another very personal/anthropomorphic view : ):
Physics is the use of logic for both the description and the prediction of the objects of our environment.
yourdadonapogostick said:"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."