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Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), translit. physikḗ (epistḗmē), lit. 'knowledge of nature', from φύσις phýsis "nature") is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behavior through space and time and the studies the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.

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This website is an absolute must for any student who finds Physics challenging. You're just one click away from finally understanding how to do projectile problems!!!

Contributed by Taylor Taglianetti

This time a basketball is thrown even higher than in the video below and believe it or not is the longest time a basketball has ever been in the air, all because of physics. The Magnus Effect just got more insane.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

If you drop a basketball high enough and add a bit of backspin, the ball will curve a great distance away from its intended path due to the Magnus Effect where the ball drags the air around it forming areas of lower and higher pressure causing it to swerve in this manner. www.iflscience.com

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New Particle Discovered at the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists have found the much sought-after pentaquark first predicted to exist in the 1960s at CERN'S Large Hadron Collider. The particle indicates that there might be a new type of matter that lives for a miniscule amount of time (one billion trillion trillionth of a second) before it decays. Studying its properties will better allow us to understand how ordinary matter of which we are all made of is constituted. The pentaquark is made up of 5 quarks which are the smallest particles known to exist.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Lenz's Law: when a current is induced in a conductor, a magnetic field is generated that opposes the action that produces the current. The magnet induces a current in the copper pipe which in turn produces a magnetic field and the direction of the current which opposes the change in the magnetic field results in the magnet being repelled This is why this magnet falls slowly through the tube. Check out the video too!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

We deal with Physics on a constant basis, and we don't even realize it! I bet you're sitting on a chair or on the couch right now. Take a second to swallow this...you're not really sitting. Yes, I said it. One, gravity is constantly pulling you down and your sitting object is constantly pushing back up. That's what keeps you still, because if it were just gravity you'd probably be falling through your chair. Second, your molecules are pushing away from the chair and the chair's molecules are doing the same. If you've ever wanted to levitate, technically you already are!

Contributed by Alexandra Sanchez

for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Contributed by Santos Oppenheimer

this is the history of physics

Contributed by Santos Oppenheimer

equations of physics

so many equations for many things.

Contributed by Santos Oppenheimer

this is why physics is very important.

Contributed by Santos Oppenheimer

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