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Physics 101

Your introduction to the most basic information you need to understand the science of physics, including a glossary, the history of physics, the tools physicists use, laws of physics, physics equations, the scientific method, and the fields of physics.
  1. Ethical Science (1)
  2. History of Physics (100)
  3. Nobel Prize in Physics (9)
  4. Physics Glossary
  5. Physics Myths (3)
  6. Physics Societies (3)
  7. Tools of the Trade (25)

What Is Physics?
A brief description of the science of physics.

Grand Ideas of Science
In his 2007 book, Why Science? , scientist & author James Trefil concludes with a list of "Grand Ideas" of science which could be used as the basis of any core science program aimed at providing scientific literacy to the general population. In short, he argues that these are the scientific concepts necessary for some…

What Are Clarke's Laws?
Clarke's Laws are a series of rules proposed by science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke as a means of evaluating scientific concepts.

Multiples in Scientific Discovery
Strange patterns show up regularly in science, but perhaps one of the most curious is the one which Steven Johnson's intriguing Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation identifies as "'the multiple': A brilliant idea occurs to a scientist or inventor somewhere in the world, and he goes public with his remarkable...

Five Great Problems in Theoretical Physics
In his 2006 book The Trouble with Physics, Lee Smolin defined these "five great problems in theoretical physics." What are they? Are they really problems? Why are they problems?

What are the Fields of Physics?
An overview of the various fields of physics.

Major Laws of Physics
Physics is the study of the fundamental laws of nature. If you want to know what some of the most important and useful of those laws are, this is where you can find out.

Interesting and Useful Physics Blogs
Some scientists and commentators have begun writing physics blogs to spread the word about latest discoveries and research in science. The list below includes some of the top physics blogs, which regularly provide some of the most interesting and useful content on the status of physics. Some of the physics blogs focus on narrow topics, such as...

"Weirdest" Physics Concepts
Find out some of the "weirdest" concepts in physics, mostly from the realm of quantum physics and Einstein's theory of relativity, or attempts to consolidate these two frameworks.

What are the Fundamental Forces of Physics?
An overview of the four fundamental forces of physics and why they are so fundamental.

Hypothesis, Model, Theory & Law
Information on formulating a scientific hypothesis. Here you will also find discussions of models, theories, and laws, as well as the differences between them.

Experimental Methods
An overview of how to conduct a scientific experiment.

Physics Formulas
This site provides a very thorough listing of physics equations, including physical constants, available for download in a number of formats, including PDF.

Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
Eric Weisstein's World of Physics is a portion of the Wolfram Research website that focuses on physics. Much of the material assumes proficiency, and is therefore not for the novice student of physics, but is great for those who want to hone previous knowledge in the subject.

10 Top Physics Feeds on Twitter
Top feeds on Twitter that focus on physics.

10 Top Physics Feeds on Facebook
Top feeds on Facebook that focus on physics.

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