physics

Definitions

  • The Master of Physical Science
    The Master of Physical Science
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physics the science of matter and energy and their interactions "his favorite subject was physics"
    • n physics the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something "he studied the physics of radiation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cartoon character Popeye was actually based on a real person named Frank "Rocky" Fiegel who was a tough guy who was quite similar to Popeye physically
    • n Physics The science of nature, or of natural objects; that branch of science which treats of the laws and properties of matter, and the forces acting upon it; especially, that department of natural science which treats of the causes (as gravitation, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc.) that modify the general properties of bodies; natural philosophy.Chemistry, though a branch of general physics, is commonly treated as a science by itself, and the application of physical principles which it involves constitute a branch called chemical physics, which treats more especially of those physical properties of matter which are used by chemists in defining and distinguishing substances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
    • n physics Natural philosophy; experimental philosophy; the science of the principles operative in inorganic nature; the science of forces or forms of energy. ; . Before the rise of modern science, physics was usually defined as the science of that which is movable, or the science of natural bodies. It was commonly made to include all natural science. At present, vital phenomena are not considered objects of physics, which is divided into general and applied physics. General physics in vestigates the general phenomena of inorganic nature, determines their laws, and measures their constants. It embraces four branches
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically attacked and beaten by their wives.
    • n.pl Physics fiz′iks used as sing. (orig.) equivalent to Physical science—i.e. the science of the order of nature: usually sig. (as distinguished from chemistry) the study of matter and the general properties of matter as affected by energy or force—also called Natural philosophy
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Quotations

  • Patti Johnson
    Patti Johnson
    “Once you're physically capable of winning a gold medal, the rest is ninety percent mental.”
  • Bobby Knight
    Bobby Knight
    “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”
  • Florence King
    Florence%20King
    “Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -- as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Physic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. physica—Gr. physikē (theōria, theory)—physis, nature.

Usage

In literature:

Further, we need what, for want of a better name, I must call Physical Geography.
"Science and Education" by Thomas H. Huxley
At first I grieved because he was no longer physically living.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
But it began again directly, being indeed a physical relief which the child could not deny herself.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Physical science taught by the experimental method.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 286" by Various
He looked upon monarchy as a species of physical slavery.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
Catherine waved her away, and, with an effort of which none but she would have been capable, mastered the physical weakness.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But in the midst of this physical and intellectual ruin, the Christian sentiment retained its strong, sweet energy.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
They were exquisitely beautiful, their physical properties as wonderful as their expression.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Between these two physical events there must exist a train of physical causes.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
It is a physical truth that that which is disagreeable is also physically harmful.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
The nature of Fey's case, physically, is clear.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Fulfilled prophecy is the record of physical facts which are actually existent and definitely fixed.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
It is all a matter of how a man comes through, mentally, physically and spiritually.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
In the matter of physical courage they were unsurpassed, unsurpassable.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Opium withdrawal, on the other hand, results in sleeplessness and extreme nervous and physical disorder.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
But this physical work does not go nearly far enough, nor is it aimed sufficiently at each pupil's peculiar weak spot.
"How to Get Strong and How to Stay So" by William Blaikie
Mute and crushed alike physically and mentally, she slipped out and up the stairs to her uncle.
"Only a Girl:" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
Physical bodies cannot be conceived without also conceiving gravity.
"The Reform of Education" by Giovanni Gentile
Worry leads to many physical and mental disorders.
"Think" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
But the physic did not answer.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

What I viewed there once, what I view again
Where the physic bottles stand
On the table's edge,—is a suburb lane,
With a wall to my bedside hand.
"Confessions" by Robert Browning
To form resolutions, with strength from on high,
Such physical laws to obey,
As reason with appetite, pleasures deny,
That health may my efforts repay;
"Resolutions For The Day" by Mary Baker Eddy
There was an Old Woman named Towl
Who went out to Sea with her Owl,
But the Owl was Sea-sick
And scream'd for Physic;
Which sadly annoy'd Mistress Towl.
"Limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women" by Anonymous British
As God himself the priesthood did ordain,
To heal the various evils of the mind:
So from our bodies to remove all pain,
The art of physic was at first design'd.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
Tell physic of her boldness;
Tell skill it is pretension;
Tell charity of coldness;
Tell law it is contention:
And as they do reply,
So give them still the lie.
"The Lie" by Sir Walter Raleigh
YOU tell me, worthy Sir, that God has sent
On you an ail, no physic can remove,
And that you fain wou'd find out his intent,
Whether He sent it, out of wrath, or love?
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

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Players gathering in Orchard Park for team meetings, physicals and to pack up for the off-season.
Left untreated, a cleft lip dooms a child to a lifetime of emotional and physical difficulties.
A Milwaukee cop and a clown were caught on tape by a pedestrian, having a physical altercation, earlier this week.
First place in physics at 2008 Berks County Science Fair.
Two physical education instructors were struck by a car near.
Chad's downfall started on Saturday when he was arrested for allegedly physically assaulting his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
The emotional, physical, and cognitive effects of music.
Not so long ago, quantum physics at room temperature was found mostly in classroom discussions or over science-geek cocktails.
58 pm, Nov 12, 2012 Updated 6:35 p.m. Local students more physically fit than others across state.
In a shift from the usual style of a town-hall debate, both Obama and Mitt Romney used the questions – and the physical space on stage – to directly challenge each other and, on occasion, the moderator.
Young physical therapy patient finds inspiration in Bieber music.
Manager, Physical Rehabilitation Rush- Copley Medical Center, located in the Fox Valley area of Aurora, IL, is seeking a Inpatient Nursing Manager for Physical.
During today's session of the meeting of the American Physical Society at the David L Lawrence Convention Center, Carnegie Mellon University cosmologist Tiziana Di Matteo spoke on a panel on computational physics.
For those whose physics knowledge was a bit rusty, the news about the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest physics machine, might have been puzzling.
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In science:

Bohigas in Chaos and Quantum Physics, Proceedings of the les Houges Summer School of Theoretical Physics, 1989, eds. M.-J.
Singular statistics
The principal outstanding problem of theoretical physics at the close of the 20th century is to find a theoretical framework which combines the classical theory of general relativity at large distance scales with the standard model of quantum particle physics at short distance scales.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
At the phenomenological and experimental level, the next ma jor challenge is to extend the standard model of particle physics to describe physics at and above the TeV scale.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Our models, nevertheless, are ”connected” to the physical N = 2 or N = 4 SYM theories by certain renormalization group flows, and those physical theories reside in particular of fixed points.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Nuclear Physics, Division of High Energy Physics, of the U.S.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
That powerful consideration was a basic idea about the nature of physical causation that had been injected into physics by Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
But then the analog in quantum theory of the physical reality of classical physical theory must be our knowledge.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Treating the entire physical universe in this unified way provides a conceptually simple and logically coherent theoretical foundation that heals the rupturing of the physical world introduced by the Copenhagen approach.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
He accepted both their claim that the results of these it unperformed measurements are indeed physically real, and that these physical realities could not be influenced by what far-away experimenters choose to measure at essentially the same instant of time.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The theory specifies the general form of the interaction between sub jective knowings associated with individual physical systems and the physical states of those systems.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This close connection between what quantum theory gives and what classical physics gives is the basic reason why von Neumann quantum theory is able to produce all of the correct predictions of classical physics.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
For example, if the psychical event is the experiencing of some feature of the physical world, then the associated physical event would be the updating of the brain’s representation of that aspect of the physical world.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The correspondence between the mental event and the associated physical event is this: the physical event reduces the prior physical ensemble of alternative possibilities to the subensemble compatible with the mental event.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Mass renormalizations of self-energy insertions are physical (i.e. the renormalization has been affected on mass-shell) and physical wavefunction renormalization has been carried out for the external particles.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
The study of the critical properties of physical systems with bond randomness on phase transitions is a quite active field of current interest in equilibrium statistical physics [1, 2].
Critical dynamics and universality of the random-bond Potts ferromagnet with tri-distributed quenched disorders
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