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Unformatted text preview: Physics is Everywhere Learn the principles which govern the Universe and lay the foundation of other physical sciences, engineering and modern technologies Physics Classical physics: developed before 1900 Classical Mechanics Thermodynamics Electromagnetism Optics Modern physics: began near the end of the 19 th century Theories of relativity Quantum mechanics Start from the fundamentals: basic quantities, physical laws, math skills Quantities Used in classical mechanics Three basic quantities Length (m) Mass (kg) Time (s) SI Systme International agreed to in 1960 by an international committee Many derived quantities Velocity, acceleration, force, energy, power, momentum, density, which can be expressed in terms of basic quantities Length Units m , km, cm, mm, m m, nm, , lightyear mi, yd, ft, in One meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum during 1/299792458 second These are the standard SI prefixes for indicating powers of 10. Typical lengths/distances...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PHYS 3A taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at UC Irvine.

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