Physics is defined as the study of the matter in relation to energy. It tries to unravel the interactions between matter and energy. It plays a significant role in the future human progress. It generates critical knowledge necessary for future technological advances. Physics continues to drive the economic engines of the world.
Galileo, Newton and Albert Einstein are all referred to as the fathers of physics. Newton is famous as he came up with the renowned law of motion and gravitation. Galileo played a significant role in the scientific revolution and his contributions to astronomy. Einstein brought forward the theory of relativity.
The most fundamental properties of physics include classical mechanics; refers to the laws of motion. Electromagnetism, relativity, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, optics, atomic, molecular, optical physics, condensed matter and particle physics and nuclear physics.
Physics equips learners with a broad understanding of the physical environment. It aids them to develop critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills, empowering them to think critically and creatively towards solving worlds’ scientific problems.
A great scientist named Isaac Newton invented physics, he was the first physicist. He’s known as the man who saw an apple fall from the tree. From that, Newton coined the theory of gravity. He is also the scientist behind the invention of calculus and the laws of motion significantly applied in mechanics.
Isaac Newton proposed three laws to describe the concept of force and motion which forms the basis of mechanical physics. In his first law, he stated that a body remains in a state of motion or rest unless acted by force.
Physics has seven main areas which include, mechanics; relates to motion. Optics which refer to light. Vibrations and wave phenomena, electromagnetism, which explains the relation between electricity and magnetism, relativity, which describes the movement of particles. Quantum mechanics which deals with the study of submicroscopic particles.
The primary purpose of physics being a natural science based on experiment, taking measurements and mathematical analysis with the intention of affirming the quantitative physical laws for everything in the world. Physics has endeavored to answer most of the questions by the early philosophers.
Physics encompasses the study of the entire universe from the most massive particle to the smallest sub-particles. It forms the basis of the other sciences such as chemistry, astronomy, and biology, where it has application in medical science.
Physics forms a central point in our lives, it provides an improvement in technology, and this helps improve the quality of lives through its application in healthcare equipment such as particle accelerators. It has played a vital role in the improvement of diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.
Physics continues to evolve as more and more discoveries made with a lot of potentials to transform the world. Quantum computing being one of the latest advancements where a shoe can charge a mobile phone is still significant progress.
In the medical field, with the technological advancements, a potential tumor treatment called Hadron therapy is now possible, and this continues to accelerate the expansion of the universe. The role of physics can’t go unnoticed.