PHYSICS


  • What is Physics?

    Physics is a branch of science that attempts to establish relationships among natural phenomena.  It involves the study of the physical world and how energy and matter are related.  


    The goal of physics is to help you to understand the physical world while using many problem-solving techniques.


    What are we going to learn about in Physics?

    1. Motion, Forces, and Energy of objects                              
    2. Electricity and Magnetism
    3. Waves, Light and Sound
    4. Quantum Physics and Atomic Physics


    Is there a lot of Math in Physics?

    YES! Mathematics is the language of Physics.

    Physicists rely on theories and experiments with numerical results to support their conclusions.  In most Physics courses you will have to practice many problem-solving methods and use mathematical skills in algebra and trigonometry to determine the correct answer to a problem.


    Why is Physics fun?

    You will discover how things work, how things are related to one another, and why things do what they do.  You will get to explore real-world applications and concepts that you can visualize and then interpret.  For example: roller coasters, elevators, car crashes, circuits, magnets, musical instruments, fun house mirrors and so much more!


    What do people who study Physics do?

    People who study physics go on to many different careers.  Some become scientists at colleges and universities, at industries, or in research insititutes.  Others go into related fields such as astronomy, engineering, computer science, teaching, or medicine.  Still others use the problem-solving skills of physics to work in business, finance, or very different disciplines.