Definition:Physics

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Definition

Physics is the branch of science which studies basic concepts including motion, energy, force, and the fundamental nature of spacetime. The study of physics is generally based in mathematical concepts, especially those of calculus.


Linguistic Note

The word physics derives from the Ancient Greek: φύσις (physis) which means nature. This is consistent with the earlier (pre-19th century) term natural philosophy.


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