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ISP209s8 Lecture 0 -1- ISP209 Mystery of the Physical World Prof. Brad Sherrill
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ISP209s8 Lecture 0 -2- Course Details Course Syllabus Course Schedule Reading Assignments Lecture Notes
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ISP209s8 Lecture 0 -3- What is Physics? Physics - (from the Greek, φυσικός (phusikos), "natural", and φύσις (phusis), “the order of nature") is the science of Nature. Physicists study the behavior ( Why did it do that ?) and properties ( What is it made of ?) of matter in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from sub-nuclear particles from which all ordinary matter is made (particle physics) to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole (cosmology). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics Physics by Aristotle written in 350 B.C. “When the objects of an inquiry, in any department, have principles, conditions, or elements, it is through acquaintance with these that knowledge, that is to say scientific knowledge, is attained. For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements. Plainly therefore in the science of
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