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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R.Nejat Introduction Physical Modeling Concepts:-Why study Physics?-Measurement-Significant Figure-Uncertainty-Order of magnitude-Estimation PHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R.Nejat What is Physics? Physics is the study of the fundamental laws of nature. Physics describes matter, energy, space, and time. Physics is the activity of trying to find the rules by which nature plays. Introduction PHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R.Nejat Application of Physics: Physics contributes directly to other branches of science, such as: Chemistry: deals with the interactions of molecules and atoms Architecture: deals with structural stability, acoustics, heating, lighting and cooling of buildings. Introduction PHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R.Nejat Application of Physics: Biology and medicine: Membrane (as the boundaries of living cells) properties Heat and energy associated with the body Medical diagnostics and medical therapies Introduction PHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R.NejatPHYS 1L03, Winter 2010, McMaster University, R....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1L03 taught by Professor Dudley during the Spring '08 term at McMaster University.

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