L1 - ISP209 Mystery of the Physical World Prof. Scott...

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ISP209s9 Lecture 0 -1- ISP209 Mystery of the Physical World Prof. Scott Bogner
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ISP209s9 Lecture 0 -2- Course Details Course Syllabus Course Schedule Reading Assignments Lecture Notes
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ISP209s9 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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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course ISP 209 taught by Professor Sherrill during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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