Physics: The Study of Matter and Motion

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What are some examples of products that have transformed modern-day society due to advances in physics?

Television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons.

What is the origin of the word 'physics'?

The word physics comes from the Latin physica ('study of nature'), which itself is a borrowing of the Greek φυσική (phusikḗ 'natural science').

What is the term derived from φύσις (phúsis)?

The term derived from φύσις (phúsis) is 'origin, nature, property'.

What is one of the oldest natural sciences?

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences.

Which early civilizations are mentioned as having knowledge of astronomy before 3000 BCE?

Sumerians, ancient Egyptians.

Test your knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts in the field of physics, including matter, energy, motion, and forces. Learn about the key scientific discoveries and the individuals who have shaped our understanding of the universe through physics.

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