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Scope of this Course General Physics General Physics courses present a survey of the description of nature given by classical physics. This raises some questions: What kind of description? What parts of nature does it cover? What does "classical" mean? What part is in this course? Of what use is it? Some answers are given here. The Physicist’s Description of Nature Physics seeks to develop the most general and comprehensive quantitative description of nature as observed by careful experiments. Although the description is given in the language of mathematics (necessary to a quantitative description of anything), physics is an experimental science. Aspects of Nature Covered by the Description Nothing that can be established by careful experiment is beyond the scope of physics. The scale of the things described range from the Planck length (an extremely small length, used in theories of the very early universe) to the size of the observed universe. Physics is divided into numerous special areas, such as the study of the
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