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WHAT IS PHYSICS?
Physics is an organized way of conversing with nature. Physicists ask questions; nature responds. For many questions, the answers are almost predictable, but when the question is a particularly good one, the answer can be unexpected and give us new knowledge of the way the world works. These are the moments physicists live for. High energy collision between heavy nuclei at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at Brookhaven. (Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.)
 
DID YOU
KNOW?
Did you know that an amusement park is a life-size physics lab? You can feel the physical forces in action. Concepts like acceleration, momentum, gravitational potential energy, and weightlessness become real as you experience the roller coaster, the colliding bumper car, the swinging cages, or the fall-away floor. These are concepts explained in physics courses.
The fundamental ideas of physics underlie all basic science -- astronomy, biology, chemistry, and geology. Physics also is essential to the applied science and engineering that has taken
our world from the horse and buggy to the supersonic jet, from the candle to the laser, from the pony express to the fax, from live smoke signals to live satellite transmission, from the beads of an abacus to the chips of a computer.

Today physics is as exciting as ever. The animated conversation between physicists and nature goes on and it shows no sign of stopping.



Fiber optics used in telecommunications.
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