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Physics Dictionary: A to D dictionary
Physics glossary terms starting with the letters a, b, c, and d.

Electrical Current Definition
Electrical current is a measure of the amount of electrical charge transferred per unit time. It represents the flow of electrons through a conductive material.

Einstein's Theory of Relativity
To most people, one of the most intriguing and confusing branches of physics is Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Here you will find the information about both Special Relativity & General Relativity. Find out what the theory of relativity means and how to use it.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was one of the most popular and innovative physicist of his or any other time period. Learn about his theories and his life here, as well as about some of the opinions that others have of him.

Mathematics
The primary tool of physicists is the precise application of mathematical concepts and analysis to physical problems. Here you will find information on the mathematics that is most important in the study of physics.

Classroom Physics
Here you will find materials intended to help the student and teacher make classroom physics rewarding and successful, including sample problems, study guides, experiments, research projects, and other useful resources.

What Is a Thermodynamic Process? Physics FAQ
What is a thermodynamic process? How can it be used to analyze the energy within a system? These and more questions are answered here.

Third Law of Thermodynamics - What It Means
An introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and how they are used to solve problems involving heat or thermal energy transfer. Page 5.

An Introduction to the Laws of Thermodynamics
An introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and how they are used to solve problems involving heat or thermal energy transfer.

Zeroeth Law of Thermodynamics - explanation of the zeroeth law of thermodynamics
An explanation of the zeroeth law of thermodynamics, which is considered by many to be the most fundamental of the thermodynamics laws, making the measurement of temperature possible. Page 2.

The First Law of Thermodynamics Explanation
An introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and how they are used to solve problems involving heat or thermal energy transfer. Page 3.

Second Law of Thermodynamics - An Explanation
An explanation of the second law of thermodynamics, as well as how it relates to the concepts of entropy and energy transfer. Page 4.

Creating a Mad Scientist Costume - Halloween Costumes
A mad scientist costume is great for Halloween, inspiring images of how science can run amock. Here are tips for creating a great mad scientist costume:

Science Competitions
One good way for young people to get involved in science is through competition. Students who can commit to working in science, just as other students commit to sports, get a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment from their success. Here are some information and links that may prove helpful in joining such an organization.

Einstein's Theory of Relativity - An Overview
An overview of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Learn about special relativity and general relativity, including the Lorentz transformations that make them possible.

An Overview of Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity
Special relativity is the theory which describes how to translate among moving frames of reference, so that the physical laws are consistent regardless of how one is moving. Page 2.

Lorentz Transformations - Theory of Relativity
Learn about Lorentz transformations and how they are applied to special relativity to produce intriguing results with regards to length contraction, relativistic mass & energy, and even time dilations. Page 3.

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Overview
Einstein's Theory of General Relativity expands on the initial concepts of relativity to create a geometric framework of spacetime which can be used to explain gravity, something which even Newton couldn't explain. Learn about the concepts of general relativity. Page 4.

Fundamental Principles of Relativity - an overview of relativity's fundamental principles
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Quantum Computers and Quantum Physics
Quantum physics allows for many wondrous things, but perhaps none will have more impact than quantum computing.

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Vector Mathematics: A Basic But Comprehensive Introduction
Here you will be introduced to the mathematics necessary for the manipulation of vector quantities, which have both a magnitude and direction.

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Physics of Car Collisions - Force and Energy
The distinction between energy and force can be very subtle but important. Energy is an absolute measure of the system, whereas the force is specifically related to the set-up of the situation.

Dimensional Analysis in Physics Problems
Dimensional analysis is a process by which you can use the units of certain values to help figure out how to achieve the solution you need.

Using Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
When measuring physical quantities, scientists must track their level of precision. Learn how scientists use significant figures to do that.

An Introduction to Using Scientific Notation
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Life and Death of a Star
Stars don't last forever. Why do stars burn? What happens when a star dies? How does its collapse manifest?

Consciousness Vs. Quantum Physics
Is there a relationship between the mysterious phenomenon of human consciousness and the mysterious phenomenon of quantum physics?

The Doppler Effect for Sound Waves
Under how the Doppler effect work to change the perceived frequency of waves, such as sound or light.

About Physics: Resource for Physical Theories and Laws
Explore the science of physics, as we simplify its major theories and laws, introduce its history and most famous physicists, and offer homework help.

EPR Paradox in Physics - Definition and Explanation
This is the physics definition of the EPR Paradox and an explanation of what it means and how it relates to quantum entanglement.

International System of Measurement (SI)
This introduction to the SI units provides a foundation for the units that are used to quantify the physical qualities of the universe.

Overview of the States (Phases) of Matter
Learn about the various states of matter and the physical laws that govern them, such as phase transitions.

Dry Ice - Characteristics, Composition and Uses
Here is a description of the physics of dry ice and how it is used to create smoke and fog. The composition of dry ice and how to get it is included.

Physics Dictionary: M to P dictionary
A glossary of physics terms starting with the letters m, n, o & p.

Thermodynamics
The information you need to address common problems in thermodynamics, the realm of physics relating to energy in the form of heat and how that energy alters physical properties of matter, such as temperature, pressure, and density.

Pressure Definition, Units, and Examples
Pressure is a key concept in the study of physical systems, particularly thermodynamics. Here's the definition of pressure and examples.

Ethical Science - Physics and Ethics
Most physicists seek to pursue science for the improvement of the human species, and therefore attempt to do so in an ethical manner. Especially in the years since the development of nuclear weapons, physicists (and scientists of other areas) have been concerned about the ethical implications of their work.

Physics Societies & Organizations
Many societies have formed for physicists, physics students, and physics teachers to gather together for learning and comraderie. Some of these physics societies require academic or professional roles, while others allow laymen to join.

Nobel Prize in Physics
Information on the Nobel Prize in Physics over the years.

Can Science Prove Anything?
Can science actually prove a scientific theory? Understand the role of mathematics in science and what proof means to scientists.

Two-Dimensional Kinematics: Motion in a Plane
Understand two-dimensional kinematics, including the equations necessary to analyze motion in a two-dimensional plane.

One-Dimensional Kinematics: Motion in a Straight Line
Learn the equations and how to analyze one-dimensional kinematics or motion in a straight line, like a car on a flat road or a free-falling body.

Does the Ice Diet Work? Here's the Science
Does the Ice Diet work? Find out the reasons why the ice diet, based on calories burned by warming water, doesn't actually help you lose weight.

Free-Body Diagrams: An Introduction
The first step in most physics problems is drawing a free-body diagram. Learn the process and how to use it in physics problem-solving.

What Is the Schrodinger Equation?
The Schrodinger equation is the fundamental equation representing behavior of quantum mechanical systems. Here's a basic introduction to the equation.

Understand Schrodinger's Cat Thought Experiment
Understand the Schrodinger's cat thought experiment and how it describes the problems with extending quantum physics into the macroscopic realm.

Five Great Problems in Theoretical Physics
Here is an overview of the five great problems in theoretical physics, as defined by theoretical physicist Lee Smolin in

Concept of the Twin Paradox in Physics
Learn about the twin paradox, a famous thought experiment in physics (and science fiction) which demonstrates one of the only methods of time travel.

Physics Books
Here you will find reviews of books about physics, physicists, or the general study of science. These will mostly be historical or educational in nature, although the occasional fiction or humorous book might slip in, if it's appropriate.

Holiday Physics
The physics and scientific concepts related to various holidays and celebrations.

Christmas Physics
How does physics relate to the celebration of Christmas?

Sport Science Books
These books lay bare the science behind some of the most popular (and less popular) sports out there. For someone who's passionate about sports, this provides a great opportunity to use that passion as a springboard to a greater understanding of scientific concepts.

Physics Book Lists - By Release Date
I often create monthly release lists of books, and this is where those lists will be collected.

Cosmology & Astrophysics
If you have an interest in the physical properties of space, this is the place for you. Cosmology & astrophysics are sub-fields of astronomy, focusing on the properties of the universe as a whole (cosmology) and the physical or chemical properties of celestial bodies (astrophysics).

Einstein & Relativity Books
Albert Einstein is one of the most intriguing figures in the history of science, and there are many fascinating books that have been written regarding his life and work.

Energy Resources
Our world functions on energy, which is generated through transferring energy contained in some form of natural resource into work performed by the machines that we use in life. Here you will find some resources regarding different forms of energy along with their practicality and efficiency.

Physics Dictionary: Q to T dictionary
A glossary of physics terms starting with the letters q, r, s, & t.

Books about the history of science
There are many fantastic books that focus on understanding the history and development of science.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 4.

Doktor Kaboom with Catapult
Doktor Kaboom explains simple machines to students by demonstrating with the use of a catapult.

Doktor Kaboom Fires Catapult
Doktor Kaboom explains simple machines to students by demonstrating with the use of a catapult. He prepares to test his hypothesis that the catapult was originally used to deliver food (in this case bananas) to the masses. Page 2.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 7.

Completed ATLAS mural - mural of the ATLAS experiment at CERN
Ceremony to celebrate the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti. It shows the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a simulation of an event that would be recorded in ATLAS if a Higgs boson was produced. The cavern of the ATLAS Experiment with the detector is 100 meters directly below the mural. The height of the mural is about 12 meters (40 feet). The actual ATLAS detector is more than twice as big. Page 2.

Completed ATLAS mural - mural of the ATLAS experiment at CERN
Ceremony to celebrate the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti. It shows the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a simulation of an event that would be recorded in ATLAS if a Higgs boson was produced. The cavern of the ATLAS Experiment with the detector is 100 meters directly below the mural. The height of the mural is about 12 meters (40 feet). The actual ATLAS detector is more than twice as big. Page 3.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 9.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 8.

Doktor Kaboom: Try This at Home, vol. 1
Doktor Kaboom's first video demonstrates some of his most popular science experiments. Page 5.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 13.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 17.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 18.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 19.

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Photos of the massive mural of the ATLAS detector at CERN Point 1 nearing completion. The mural is being painted by artist Josef Kristofoletti, who appears in some of the photos. This mural was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment, and it shows on two walls the detector with a collision event superimposed. The event on the large wall shows a depiction of how a Higgs boson may look like in ATLAS. Page 20.

Fred Hoyle
Fred Hoyle was a visionary physicist of the twentieth century, whose major recognized contribution to the field of physics is an explanation of how stars generate elements.

Rotational Motion
Information about how to analyze physical objects that are undergoing rotational motion.

Cosmology's Search for the Origins of the Universe
One of the key elements of modern cosmology is a search to understand the origins of the universe itself.

Albert Einstein - Biographical Profile
A brief overview of Albert Einstein's life and work, as well as other information surrounding the popular scientific figure.

What Is a Black Hole? What Is the Event Horizon?
A black hole is a curvature of spacetime geometry due to an intense gravitational field. The effects of a black hole are so extreme that even light cannot escape it, thus the name.

How to Make a Balloon Rocket
Here's how to make a balloon rocket using common household items and an explanation of what makes it move. Learn the wonders of the rocket balloon!

Rocket Balloon - How to Create a Rocket Balloon
We explain how to create a rocket balloon using common household items, and what makes it move. Learn the wonders of the rocket balloon!

Rocket Balloon - How to Create a Rocket Balloon
We explain how to create a rocket balloon using common household items, and what makes it move. Learn the wonders of the rocket balloon!

Rocket Balloon - How to Create a Rocket Balloon
We explain how to create a rocket balloon using common household items, and what makes it move. Learn the wonders of the rocket balloon!

Rocket Balloon - How to Create a Rocket Balloon
We explain how to create a rocket balloon using common household items, and what makes it move. Learn the wonders of the rocket balloon!

Visible Light Spectrum - Overview and Chart
The visible light spectrum is the range of electromagnetic radiation that we are most familiar with. Here you can learn even more about it!

Entropy - Definition, Calculation, and Misconceptions
This is the definition of entropy as the term is used in physics, as well as its equation and an explanation of misconceptions about the concept.

Matter - Definition in Physical Sciences
This is the definition of matter as the term is used in the physical sciences, with examples of what is and is not matter.

What Is Quantum Entanglement? (Quantum Physics)
Learn about quantum entanglement, the principle in quantum physics where multiple objects exist in states that are linked together across space.

The Compton Effect - Definition in Physics
Understand the Compton effect, where the energy of a photon decreased upon interaction with matter, and why the effect is important in physics.

Multiverse - Definition and Explanation
This is the scientific definition of a multiverse and an explanation of how the multiverse might be real.

Sir Isaac Newton - Biographical Profile
Sir Isaac Newton is one of the most significant physicists in western history. Here is a brief biography of the founder of classical physics.

Quantum Physics Overview, Concepts and History
This overview of the different aspects of quantum physics or quantum mechanics is intended as an introduction to those new to the subject.

What Is Quantum Levitation and How Does It Work?
Here's the explanation of how quantum levitation has given hope that levitation and flying machines may practical.

Physics Fields and Disciplines of Study
This is an overview of the various fields of physics or areas of specialization, with definitions.

What Is Surface Tension? Definition and Experiments
This is an explanation of surface tension, along with some basic experiments and tricks that make use of the phenomenon.

Pressure Inside a Soap Bubble - Anatomy of a Bubble
Learn how to determine the pressure inside a bubble, whether it be a gas-filled soap bubble or a liquid drop. Page 2.

Contact Angle & Capillarity - Liquid in a Vertical Tube
Capillarity occurs when liquid in a narrow vertical tube becomes elevated or depressed as a result of the surface tension and pressures involved. Page 3.

Surface Tension Physics Experiments
Try these fun physics experiments utilizing surface tension. Overfill a water glass with spilling the water, make a motorized paper fish, and more. Page 4.

Experimental Surface Tension Values
The table gives values of surface tension for various liquids, as determined by experimental research in the laboratory. Page 5.

Fluid Mechanics
Fluid mechanics is the study of the macroscopic motion of fluids - liquids, gases, and other systems that can be described in similar ways. This study typically involves calculating for various properties of the fluid, such as velocity, pressure, density, temperature, etc.

Gravity and General Relativity
Learn how gravity relates to the Theory of General Relativity and how gravity may be used to explain planetary motion. Page 4.

Introduction to Gravitational Fields
Learn about how gravitational fields, and the equations related to them, are used to solve problems. Page 2.

Gravitational Potential Energy
Gravitational potential energy is a useful concept in determining the end result of motion within a gravitational field. Page 3.

Newton's Law of Gravity - Basic Principles
Here's an introduction to the basic principles of the law of gravity, as developed by Newton and revised over the years.

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Albert Einstein Pictures
This is a collection of pictures of Albert Einstein, a brilliant physicist and pop culture icon.

Albert Einstein Pictures
This is a collection of pictures of Albert Einstein, a brilliant physicist and pop culture icon.

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History of the Universe
Images of the cosmic microwave background radiation and how the universe evolved.

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History of the Universe
Images of the cosmic microwave background radiation and how the universe evolved.

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Famous Physicists
Physics couldn't exist without physicists who discover the laws that govern our universe. Here you will learn about some of the most famous physicists, and about some who never quite got the popularity they deserved. It will include biographies, quotations, anecdotes, links to writings and papers, and other materials.

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Physics and Science Sites in Washington, D.C.
Learn about interesting science and physics locations in Washington, D.C., including museums and memorials to visit in the nation's capitol.

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Velocity Definition in Physics
This is the definition of velocity in physics and other sciences and an example of how to calculate it.

What Is a Photon? Definition and Properties
Here is the definition of the photon theory of light and what it means, as well as how it developed and its bizarre implications.

Energy - Definition and Examples
This is the definition of energy in physics, other sciences, and engineering, with examples of different types of energy.

Heat Energy - Definition and Examples
This is the definition of heat or thermal energy, particularly as the term applies to physics. Examples of heat energy are provided.

What Is Density? - Definition & Calculation
Density is a key concept in analyzing how materials interact in engineering and science. Here is the density definition and example calculation.

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History of Physics
This area will provide you with a history of how physics has developed throughout the ages, including information on the overall development of the scientific method of inquiry and how various civilizations have approached the physical sciences.

Atoms & Particles
Here you will find the physics relating to atoms and their nuclei, molecules, fundamental particles, and other science of the atomic and subatomic realm.

Physics Films & Movies
A list of films and movies about physics & physicists. Includes both entertaining films & documentaries.

Real World Physics
Your source for physics in the non-scholarly world, such as everyday manifestations, fun tricks & activities, and other odds and ends. This is also where you can find information on careers in physics.

Tools of the Trade
Physicists use a number of tools in their study of the natural world. Here you can find out about everything from conceptual tools, such as the scientific method and mathematics, to physical tools, such as telescopes.

Classical Mechanics
The information you need to understand classical mechanics, ranging from Newton's Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation to fluid mechanics. This section focuses on the application of force to the motion of physical objects in a classical context.

Electromagnetics
If you're studying electromagnetics, you know it can be an imposing topic. The information here about electromagnetics, ranging from electromagnetic fields and how they operate to the specifics of direct current and alternating current circuitry, is intended to help you navigate those troubled currents of electrons.

Physics Dictionary
This physics dictionary provides useful terms in exploring the subject, where sometimes a common word can have a very specific interpretation. Learning the proper terms can help you focus your time on learning the more complex aspects of physics.

Other Fields of Physics
Here you will find information on some of the more theoretical or less studied fields of physics. Newer disciplines, such as nanotechnology and biophysics, will also be addressed here.

Particle Accelerators
Particle accelerators are crucial to the study of quantum physics, as they allow for experiments that replicate high energies that existed in the early universe. Many types of particles can only be studied in particle accelerators, because they exist for such a short amount of time.

Fun with Physics
For centuries, science was viewed as more entertaining than practical, used at parties to amuse the guests. Here you will find games, puzzles, tricks, and other recreational activities related to physics.

Quantum Physics
Quantum physics is the most counter-intuitive field of physics. By examining the realm of the very small, we find behavior that Einstein described as

Richard P. Feynman
Information relating to the popular physicist Richard P. Feynman.

The Big Bang Theory - CBS television series
This CBS sitcom describes the activities of four scientists, focusing largely on their relationships (and lack thereof) with women. The show also focuses on the any amusing aspects of geek culture.

Theories in Physics - Definitions and Resources
Physics theories provide the basis upon which all of physics is built. As more theories are presented, experiments test them, attempting to falsify them and ultimately prove them ... but before this process can begin, the theory has to exist.

Basic Physics Concepts
An introduction to the basic concepts necessary in the study of physics.

How to Perform Basic Physics Experiments
Many science experiments can be performed easily at home or fairs without elaborate equipment, technical expertise, or even scientific knowledge.

Richard P. Feynman Books
Richard P. Feynman wrote several books about physics and the life of a scientist.

Michio Kaku
Physicist & science popularizer Michio Kaku is a known face from television and voice from radio, where he presents physics concepts to a broad lay audience.

Stephen Hawking - Biographical Information About Stephen Hawking
Physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is probably one of the most popular modern physicists, mostly because of his popular bestselling book describing the state of cosmology and astrophysics and appearances on popular entertainment shows ... oh, and he's quite a bright physicist who has revolutionized our understanding of black holes.

Werner Heisenberg
German physicist Werner Heisenberg was one of the early visionaries who helped discover the laws governing the field of quantum mechanics.

The Big Bang Theory - Season One
The first season of the television series The Big Bang Theory.

The Big Bang Theory - Season Two
In the second season of The Big Bang Theory, physicists Leonard and Sheldon continue to explore the secrets of nature and relationships. The season begins with the failure of Leonard's nascent romance with Penny and ends with sparks once again flying.

The Big Bang Theory - Season Five
Reviews of season 5 episodes of CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

Lawrence M. Krauss - Biographical Profile
Lawrence M. Krauss is a cosmologist who has become well known over the years as one of the most prominent authors to popularize science for a general audience.

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall is a well-known theoretical physicist from Harvard University who has created new models exploiting the implications of extra-dimensional physics concepts, such as those that have come out of string theory.

David Deutsch
David Deutsch is a British theoretical physicist who is well known for his revolutionary work laying the foundation for quantum computing. He is also a vocal advocate for the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Murray Gell-Mann: Quark Discoverer
Murray Gell-Mann is a theoretical physicist, best known for developing the theory of quantum chromodynamics, which predicted how quarks form together with the strong nuclear force in particle physics.

Sean Caroll
Cosmologist Sean Carroll has become a popular science communicator, presenting complex ideas about our scientific understanding of the universe to the general public.

Galileo Galilei - Biographical information on Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei has been identified as one of the most significant scientists in history. Learn about his scientific endeavors and his fascinating life, and how he impacted science.

Mathematics of Waves
Waves have distinctive mathematical properties, which come up frequently in the study of physics, such as when studying light, sound, periodic motion, or pretty much anywhere in quantum physics.

Niels Bohr
Biographical information about the physicist Niels Bohr, who was a major figure in the development of quantum mechanics.

Sir Isaac Newton
Biographical information on Sir Isaac Newton, one of the major founding fathers of classical physics, who made major contributions to the study of motion, gravity, and optics.

The Big Bang Theory - Season Four
Season four of CBS' brainy sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

The Big Bang Theory - Season Three
Season three of CBS' brainy sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

Brian Greene
String theorist Brian Greene is well known for his work popularizing theoretical physics. In addition to being a theoretical physicist and bestselling author, he is one of the founders of the World Science Festival in New York City.

Historical Science Books
Some books focus more on the historical factors of science instead of the nuts and bolts of science itself. Understanding the historical context of scientific discoveries is important to both scientists and laymen, as it helps gain a thorough understanding of the foundations upon which current scientific evidence is built ... and the challenges inherent in acquiring it.

The Big Bang Theory - Season Six
Season 6 of CBS' series The Big Bang Theory

Erwin Schrodinger
Erwin Schrodinger is known for his groundbreaking work in developing the foundations of quantum mechanics in the early twentieth century, including developing the key equation of quantum physics and one of the key thought experiments to highlight the unintuitive nature of quantum mechanics.

Max Tegmark
Swedish-born theoretical physicist Max Tegmark is well known for his theory that the universe is a manifestation of mathematical structures.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has become known as one of the most popular and prolific science communicators of the early twenty-first century, largely through his role on PBS' popular science series NOVA and his resurrection of Carl Sagan's classic series COSMOS.

Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider is among the most sophisticated devices ever created by human beings, capable of generating energies nearly as high as those experienced in our universe immediately following the big bang.

Movie, Television, Comic Books - Fictional Physics Books
Many scientists and authors have attempted to use the popularity of fictional works as a platform for teaching scientific principles.

Physics Toys & Games
A number of games and toys teach about physics, or use the rules of physics in fun and creative ways. Some of these are especially enjoyable and educational. Find out about some of the games available for helping develop a physics understanding.

Quantum Physics Books
Whole libraries have been written explaining quantum physics. This sampling of books on the topic may help in your quest to understand it.

Science and Religion Books
Science and religion are frequently at odds, and many books attempt to explore the apparent conflicts between these two methods of searching for truth.

String Theory Books - books on string theory
One of the most popular areas in modern theoretical physics is string theory, the most likely theory that could reconcile quantum physics and general relativity into a complete quantum gravity theory.

Science Entertainment
Science is taught in a variety of ways, and some innovative entertainers over the years have found ways to incorporate science with entertainment.

Years in Review
Each year there are some big news stories for physics. Here we collect them together, so you can review when big discoveries happened.

Philosophy of Science
Why does science work? What are the limits of science? How does science progress? What is the proper way to conduct science? All of these questions and more are explored by the domain of philosophy known as the philosophy of science.

Physics of Movies
Physics shows up in all sorts of movies, sometimes explicitly so. And often it's handled badly. Here are some movies where I've taken the opportunity to explore how physics shows up - for good and ill - within a movie that isn't expressly about physics or physicists.

Famous Physics Research Institutes
If you study physics for any length of time, you'll find the names of some of the same institutes and organizations coming up repeatedly. The revolution in modern physics in the first half of the twentieth century, for example, is littered with references to the Niels Bohr Institute and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.

Halloween Physics
Halloween physics information including various physics articles related to Halloween ... physics costumes, decorations, and scientific information related to the holiday.

Physics Dictionary: E to H dictionary
Physics glossary terms starting with the letters e, f, g, and h.

Physics Dictionary: I to L dictionary
Physics glossary terms starting with the letters i, j, k, and l.

Physics Myths - Learn about the myths of physics
Learn about various physics myths. Why aren't they true? Why do so many people believe them?

Thanksgiving Physics
Find out how physics relates to some of the traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday celebration.

Gravity
One of the key forces studied in the history of physics is gravity, which binds objects in the universe together.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
This sequel/reboot of the classic Carl Sagan science mini-series puts astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in the role of explaining the mysteries of the universe.

College Physics Programs
Going to college for a physics-related field can be very rewarding, but the programs are very demanding. Here you'll learn information related to searching for a physics program, applying and getting accepted, and finding ways to pay for it.

Physics Homework Help
Your center for worked problems in physics and also for tips about how to begin tackling similar physics problems.

Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is a developing field of science where microscopic machines on the scale of atoms and molecules are created to perform various functions. The medical & industrial implications of nanotechnology are truly astounding.

Physics Experiments
We provide you with some science experiments that students of any age can perform to help demonstrate principles of physics. Some projects are just for fun, some are

Physics GRE
This information will provide you with information on the Physics GRE and how to prepare for it. If you want to go into graduate studies, the GRE is a component which can help you get into a graduate program.

Quantum Physics Interpretations - interpretations of quantum physics - what different quantum physics interpretations say about our universe
There are many possible interpretations of quantum physics. Learn what they are and how they relate to the

Simple Machines
There are six basic types of simple machines: lever, wheel & axle, inclined plane, wedge, screw, and pulley. Learn about these simple machines and how they are used in the world to make work easier.

Unified Field Theories
Physicists are currently working on various unified field theories in an effort to show that all of the fundamental forces of physics can be unified under a single theoretical framework. Learn what unified field theories physicists are working on to prove that such connections exist.

Waves & Sound
Waves have a number of properties that are applicable to physics in general. The information contained here will introduce you to the properties of waves, as well as their application to sound.

How can physics and science inform politics?
Is there a way to use the best evidence to guide political decisions? Many scientists have considered the interaction, if any, that should exist between politics and science.

Biophysics
Biophysics is the application of physics to the realm of living things. Though an extremely broad field, a lot of the most intriguing work in biophysics involves the nervous system and the way that neurons transmit electrochemical signals throughout the body.

Cosmology and Astrophysics Books - books about cosmology and astrophysics
Books on cosmology and astrophysics - the science of what happens in our universe, why it happens that way, and how our universe developed the way it did.

Earth Sciences: Geophysics, Meteorology, & Oceanography
The various Earth sciences have close ties to physics, as they deal with the interactions of matter and energy here on Earth. Here you will find some information on the various Earth Sciences, or Geosciences.

Electronic Component & Circuit
Information practical applications related to electricity, such as electronics, electronic components, and electronic circuits.

Work, Power & Energy
The concept of energy is central to physics, as many times the analysis of a system's motion involves understanding how energy is changing. The change in energy is known as work, and the work done over a given period of time is known as power.

Physics Careers
Your source for available jobs in physics.

Robots and Robotics
Robotics is an intriguing field of applied electronics that involves building robots, machines that mimic the functions of living things to carry out various jobs, for either entertainment or industry. There's a big hobby trade among those who build robots for fun at home.

Physics of Time Travel
Physics has a lot to say about time travel, but there are also a lot of mysteries related to the concept. Do the laws of physics allow for time travel? What are the rules? Is it all just nonsense? Find out what physics says about this intriguing science fiction concept!

Parallel Universes
In recent years, physicists have explored the concept of parallel universes in a diverse range of different scientific scenarios.

Momentum & Impulse
An overview of the concepts of momentum and impulse as they manifest in physics.

Quantum Consciousness
Quantum consciousness is a speculative approach to using quantum physics as a means of trying to understand the mystery of human consciousness. Though there's no evidence for it, it's gained support largely because one of the major proponents is a highly respected physicist, Roger Penrose.

Light & Optics
Here you will find information on the intriguing properties and behavior of light, a form of energy that manifests in many diverse ways.

Physics Dictionary: U to Z dictionary
A glossary of physics terms starting with the letters u, v, w, x, y, & z.

Viscosity - Definition of the Physics Term
definition of viscosity. Physics.

Isothermal Process - Physics Definitions
definition of an isothermal process

Adiabatic Process - Definition of Physics Terms
definition of an adiabatic process

Does Quantum Physics Prove God's Existence?
There are a lot of woo-woo metaphysical arguments which make bold claims, trying to bolster their spiritual claims by applying concepts from quantum physics in ways that are not fully justified. One of the more intriguing arguments is about whether or not the

Interference, Diffraction & the Principle of Superposition
The principle of superposition governs how waves interact, resulting in interference and diffraction. Learn about constructive and destructive interference, as well as manifestations of interference and diffraction.

What Was the Michelson-Morley Experiment?
The Michelson-Morley experiment was a series of experiments that attempted to measure the motion of the Earth relative to the ether. Instead, it measured that the Earth did not move at all relative to the ether, indicating that something was wrong with the scientific idea of the ether in the 1800s.

The Role of Bell's Theorem in Quantum Physics
Bell's Theorem is the theorem in quantum physics which helped solidify the idea that the interactions in quantum physics between entangled particles are instantaneous and non-local in nature.

Hawking Radiation - Radiation Emitted from Black Holes
Hawking radiation is an explanation of how radiation can be emitted from a black hole, despite its attractive power, due to quantum effects.

10 Weird Physics Ideas
Find out some of the

Introduction to the Major Laws of Physics
Physics is the study of the fundamental laws of nature. If you want to know what some of the most important and useful of those laws of physics are, this is where you can find out.

Biographical Profile of Galileo Galilei
He is considered by many to be the father of experimental science. Fast facts about Galileo Galilei.

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Fluid Statics
Fluid statics is the area of fluid mechanics that involves the study of incompressible fluids at rest.

Kirchhoff's Laws
Kirchhoff's Laws define how current and voltage are distributed in electronic circuits, making them cornerstones of studying electronics.

Applying Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law describes how to analyze the voltage around an electric circuit, which is crucial to understanding circuit design.

What Is Physics?
In many ways, physics is the most fundamental field of physics, focusing on the interaction of matter and energy. But what does that really mean?

Ohm's Law - Voltage and Current relationship
Ohm's Law is a key rule for analyzing electrical circuits, describing the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance.

Introduction to the Scientific Method
This introduction illuminates the main principles of the scientific method, as well as hypothesis creation and testing procedures that are used in executing the scientific method.

Huygens' Principle
We explain Huygens' Principle of wave diffraction, which is applied in many experiments with sound and light.

What is the Big Bang Theory?
The Big Bang explains the origins of the universe ... at least up to a point. Find out what the theory does and does not explain about our universe.

Calculating Torque
Torque is one of the fundamental concepts in understanding rotational motion. Learn everything you need to know to get started applying it to solve physics problems.

Steady State Theory
The steady state theory of cosmology was an attempt in the twentieth century to avoid the need for a big bang origin to the universe.

The Physics Behind the Working of a Lever
A lever is a rigid beam pivoting around a fulcrum. Archimedes supposedly said he could move the earth with it. Find out how.

How Does Doppler Radar Work?
Doppler radar exploits the idea that a moving source changes the frequency and wavelength of a wave, creating amazing results.

Mathematical Properties of Waves
Waves have unique mathematical properties, such as amplitude, frequency, and wavelength, and specific methods of analysis.

Can Anything Move Faster Than the Speed of Light?
Is it true that nothing can move faster than the speed of light? Find out what relativity really says about the speed of light.

What Is String Theory?
String theory is an emerging theory that attempts to explain physics in term of a multi-dimensional universe, where the dimensions of space and time that we observe is a result of vibrations of microscopic energy strings in other dimensions.

How the Six Types of Simple Machines Work
There are six kinds of simple machines, with few or none moving parts. Learn about how these 6 machines are used in your daily lives!

Perfectly Inelastic Collision Definition in Physics
A pefectly inelastic collision is one where the two objects that collide together become one object, losing the maximum amount of kinetic energy.

Doppler Effect in Light: Red Shift & Blue Shift
The Doppler effect from a moving light source causes a shift in the wavelength of the observed light, a key element of astronomical observations.

Great, Realistic Movies That Present Physics Well
A list of films which prominently feature physics or physicists, generally in an inspiring (and entertaining) way.

Does Time Exist?
Some people wonder if time really exists. I explain what we know about time.

What Are Clarke's Laws?
Clarke's Laws are a series of rules proposed by science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke as a means of evaluating scientific concepts.

Transistors: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Understand how a transistor functions, and how its design incorporates into an overall electronic circuit.

Physics Formulas: Moment of Inertia
Formulas commonly used for calculating the moment of inertia for different object, including the general formulas.

Moment of Inertia
Definition of moment of inertia. Physics.

Fundamental Physical Constants in Physics
A list of the fundamental physical constants used in physics problems across a range of physics disciplines.

What Is Fluid Dynamics? - Liquid and Gas in Motion
Fluid dynamics is the study of the movements of liquids and gases, bringing together concepts from thermodynamics and material sciences.

nanolaser - definition of a nanolaser - scientific meaning of a nanolaser
definition of a nanolaser. Physics.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 4, A Sky Full of Ghosts
In the fourth episode of the new Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the stars in the night sky are ghosts, showing remnants of the distant past.

Physics of Turkey - Thermodynamics and the Cooking of a Turkey
Learn about how physics relates to the cooking of a turkey.

Cathode Ray - Definition and History
A cathode ray is a beam of electrons that travel from the negatively charged to positively charged end of a vacuum tube, across a voltage difference.

Physics 101
Your introduction to the most basic information you need to understand the science of physics, including a glossary, the history of physics, the tools physicists use, laws of physics, physics equations, the scientific method, and the fields of physics.

1987 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two physicists who had discovered that certain ceramic materials could also be superconductors.

Spacetime and Relativity
Spacetime is the four-dimensional representation of space and time which is at the heart of Einstein's theory of relativity.

Tachyon
Tachyons are theoretical particles that were proposed to move faster than the speed of light. They are invoked in many science fiction stories related to time travel.

Graphene
Graphene is an amazing nanomaterial, created from thin sheets of atom-thick carbon, with a variety of physical properties that are still being understood.

Cosmological Constant
The cosmological constant was proposed by Einstein to hold the universe static, but it now shows up as a pressure driving the universe apart.

Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law
Electromagnetic induction is when a conductor moving through a magnetic field induces an electrical current in the conductor.

Quantum Double Slit Experiment
The famous double slit experiment doesn't just apply to light, but also shows how any particle can behave like a wave. Page 2.

Thomas Young's Double Slit Experiment
Young's double slit experiment inspired questions about whether light was a wave or particle, setting the stage for the discovery of quantum physics.

Is Time Travel Possible?: The Physics of Time Travel
Time travel is the stuff of science fiction, but some physicists have considered whether there may be a way to travel into the past or the future.

What Is the Anthropic Principle?
Should the fact that humans exist have an impact on which scientific parameters we consider likely? That's what the anthropic principle argues.

What Is Thermodynamics?
Information on the field of thermodynamics, from the basics of temperature to kinetic theory to the laws of thermodynamics.

History and Properties of M-Theory
M-Theory is a proposal that different proposed string theory variants are actually equivalent representations of the same underlying physical theory.

Nobel Prize in Physics
Founded by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize has become the premiere award for intellectual achievements in the sciences. Here is the list of winners and recipients since the award's inception.

Nobel Prize in Physics
Founded by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize has become the premiere award for intellectual achievements in the sciences. Here is the list of winners and recipients since the award's inception.

Nobel Prize in Physics
Founded by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize has become the premiere award for intellectual achievements in the sciences. Here is the list of winners and recipients since the award's inception.

Nobel Prize in Physics
Founded by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize has become the premiere award for intellectual achievements in the sciences. Here is the list of winners and recipients since the award's inception.

1989 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to physicists for developments that lead to greater precision in studying time, energy, and matter.

LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
LIGO is the most precise measurement device ever constructed by humanity, and successfully measured gravitational waves with precision of less than a proton.

Gravitational Waves
Theories predict that the universe may be filled with waves of gravitational force. And now, perhaps, they've been detected!

Dirac Delta Function
A Dirac delta function is a mathematical construction that allows the discontinuities of quantum mechanics to be dealt with coherently.

Potential Energy
Definition of potential energy. Physics.

Quark-Gluon Plasma
Quark-gluon plasma is a state of matter where the bonds that hold atoms together have broken, as existed moments after the Big Bang.

Paul Dirac
English physicist Paul Dirac helped develop quantum mechanics, earned the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics, and predicted existence of antimatter.

What is an Elastic Collision?
An elastic collision occurs when the total kinetic energy after the collision is the same as the kinetic energy before the collision.

What is an Inelastic Collision?
An inelastic collision occurs when the kinetic energy after a collision is different from the original kinetic energy in the collision.

Kinetic Energy
Kinetic energy is the energy of motion, a concept which is used widely in physics to solve problems involving changes in motion.

Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger came to America as a teenage refugee in 1934. He became a world renowned particle physicist and recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize

Niels Bohr Institute
The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen is the location where the founders of quantum mechanics worked to develop their theory.

Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study houses one of the most prestigious intellectual communities in the world.

Niels Bohr
Information about the physicist Niels Bohr, who was key in the development of quantum physics. Bohr devised the simplified Bohr model of the hydrogen atom. He was central to the development of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics.

What is the Higgs Field?
What is the Higgs field? It's the theoretical field that supposedly gives fundamental particles their mass.

Biophysics
A description of the essential details of biophysics.

Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is a growing, dynamic field of research involving tiny nanoparticles, which are much smaller in width than a human hair. Here you'll learn the definition of nanotechnology, as well as some of its history.

Sublimation
Sublimation is the process of a solid transitioning directly into a gas or vapor, without going through the liquid phase.

Peter Higgs - Biographical Profile
Biographical information about Peter Higgs, the physicist who hypothesized (and got credit for) the Higgs field, Higgs mechanism, and Higgs boson.

Alcubierre Drive
Alcubierre drive is a method of scientifically explaining the

Why Should You Study Physics?
Why should you study physics? What is the use of a physics education? If you aren't going to become a physicist, you may have questions such as these ... but there are good reasons for everyone to study physics.

1988 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Leon Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, and Jack Steinberger for work with neutrinos.

What is a Cyclotron?
A cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator developed in the 1930's and used to conduct a variety of scientific experiments.

What is a Synchrotron?
A synchrotron is a type of particle accelerator that was an improvement over the earlier cyclotron design by using varying magnetic fields.

1969 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Murray Gell-Mann for developing quantum chromodynamics, the theory of how quarks bond together.

Murray Gell-Mann
Murray Gell-Mann is a theoretical physicist, best known for developing the theory of how protons and neutrons form, predicting the existence of quarks.

Hadron
Hadron is a family of composite particles composed of quarks in a bound state.

Angular Velocity
Angular velocity is the measurement of change in angular position over time. It is a key concept in analyzing motion involving spins and rotations.

What Is a Glueball?
Glueballs are particles that consist entirely of gluons bound together. Long predicted as possibilities, particle physics may have finally discovered them.

Neutron Star
A neutron star is the dense remnant of a collapsed star.

Temperature
Temperature is the measure of the hotness or coldness of a substance.

Copernican Principle
The Copernican principle said we were not the center of the universe, and has guided science for centuries. Is it still relevant in modern cosmology?

How to Use Variables in a Physics Problem
When starting on a physics problem, it's important to know how to set up the problem in mathematical terms quickly. Having a good handle your variables will save a lot of confusion.

Large Hadron Collider
In 2009, the Large Hadron Collider went online as the world's largest, most powerful particle accelerator. It seeks to solve the mysteries of the universe by smashing together particles.

Book Review: The Physics of Christianity by Frank J. Tipler
In this book, controversial physicist Frank Tipler tries to reconcile a literal interpretation of Christian doctrine with the deepest mysteries of modern physics.

Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Do We Care?) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
This book dives to the heart of Einstein's insight about the relationship of matter and energy, explaining it in clear terms for non-physicists.

Book Review: The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios
In this book, physics teacher James Kakalios uses comic book superheroes as the means of explaining important physics principles.

Vacuum Energy
Vacuum energy is energy that forms in empty space, as a result of spontaneous quantum effects.

What is the Casimir Effect?
The Casimir Effect is one of those curious behaviors predicted by quantum mechanics and experimentally verified. In this strange situation, the energy of

Hypothesis, Model, Theory & Law
Information on formulating a scientific hypothesis. Here you will also find discussions of models, theories, and laws, as well as the differences between them.

Niels Bohr Quotes
A series of quotes by Danish Nobel laureate and physicist Niels Bohr.

Niels Bohr Quotes
A series of quotes by Danish Nobel laureate and physicist Niels Bohr.

Experimental Methods - An introduction to experimental methods
An overview of how to conduct a scientific experiment.

Physics Myths - a list of popular physics myths
A list of popular physics myths.

Quasar
Definition of quasar. A quasar is an astronomical object that emits massive amounts of electromagnetic radiation.

Closed timelike curve - definition of closed timelike curve - time travel with a closed timelike curve
Definition of a closed timelike curve and how closed timelike curves can be used in relativity for the purposes of time travel.

George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
George's Secret Key to the Universe is a children's science fiction novel written by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, intended to teach young readers about the science that describes our universe.

How to Analyze a Free Falling Body Problem
How to calculate the initial height of a dropped object, given its velocity at a point during the fall.

Idealized Models
Physicists generally break problems down into idealized models, which are simplified versions of the problems that look only at the elements they need to look at. This primer will give you tips on how to use such models properly

Neutron
A neutron is a subatomic particle contained in the atomic nucleus. It has no net electric charge, unlike the proton's positive electric charge.

Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)
Modified Newtonian Dynamics is a model that attempts to explain the behavior of galaxies without the need for dark matter an dark energy.

Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum mechanics is so mysterious, it's possible that the idea of sending information into the past may make it less mysterious. At least in theory.

Heat Current
The heat current in a material is the rate that head moves through a material by conduction. How do you calculate heat current?

2015 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to physicists crucial to discovering neutrino oscillations, proving that neutrinos had mass.

Books on Science and Politics
Can science lead to informed political policy? Should scientists be political advocates? These books challenge the barriers between these areas.

Introduction to Heat Transfer - How Does Heat Transfer?
How does heat transfer? What methods are most or least efficient? What are the effects of heat transfer?

Conduction
Definition of Conduction: the transfer of energy by the movement of particles in contact with each other.

Power Production - sources of power production
How does humanity generate the energy it needs to sustain our civilization?

Quantum Wavefunction
The quantum wavefunction describes particles for quantum physics. What is its physical meaning? How does it get used?

Superconductor - Definition of Physics Terms
Definition of superconductor: a material that allows electrical current to flow unimpeded.

Big Bang Theory Episode 4.24 - "The Roommate Transmogrification"
In episode 4.24, the season 4 finale, of CBS' sitcom The Big Bang Theory, when Leonard decides to move in with Priya, Raj decides to move in with Sheldon. Also, Bernadette completes her Ph.D.

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman
This autobiographical collection of tales relate classic

What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman
In this book, physicist Richard P. Feynman discusses the forces that helped to mold him - his relationship with his father and his first love, Arline. The book also relates his involvement in the space shuttle Challenger investigation during the mid-1980s.

What is the Oath of the Scientist? - read about the Oath of the Scientist - Oath of the Scientist from Stephen Hawking's young adult book
The Oath of the Scientist is an oath in the young adult series of novels written by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, intended to explain the key ideas of physics to young readers. The Oath of the Scientist helps also explain the ethical obligations of scientists.

Photoelectric Effect and Einstein's 1921 Nobel Prize
A description of the photoelectric effect and its significance, which includes crushing the classical wave theory of light, Einstein's first publication, Einstein's only Nobel Prize, and one of the major steps in developing quantum mechanics.

Photoelectric Effect Explained - Page 2
A description of the photoelectric effect and its significance, including an explanation on how it catapulted Einstein into prominence. Page 2.

The Fundamentals of Elementary Particle Physics Outline
A brief outline of the types of fundamental particles which are studied in elementary particle physics.

Origin of Newton's Three Laws of Motion
A basic introduction to Newton's Three Laws of Motion. Each law of motion has important physical and mathematical interpretations needed to analyze most any problem involving the motion of physical objects

Newton's Second Law of Motion
Newton's second law of motion defines one of the most important equations in physics - the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. Page 3.

An Overview of Newton's Third Law of Motion
Newton's third law of motion says that an object which provides a force also receives the same force back upon it. Page 4.

Overview of Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's first law of motion describes the concept of inertia, which is that a motion without a force acting upon it will not change its motion. Page 2.

Biography of Richard P. Feynman, Nobel Prize in Physics
An overview of general information about physicist Richard P. Feynman.

Pascal's Law
Pascal's law explains how pressure is distributed and transmitted throughout a fluid.

Books By and About Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking's popular science book in 1988 transformed how scientists communicate with the world. But that wasn't his last word on the subject.

Kinetic Theory of Gases
The kinetic theory of gases says that gas contains particles whose motion determines the properties, such as heat and pressure, of the gas.

1990 Nobel Prize in Physics
The quark model in particle physics was advanced by the particle scattering research performed by the three winners of the 1990 Physics Nobel.

Earth Science - Introduction to Earth sciences
The Earth sciences is the study of physical interactions of matter and energy on the Earth.

Phase Diagram - definition of a phase diagram
A phase diagram allows you to observe how a substance's temperature and pressure results in various physical states of matter.

Walter Isaacson explores the life and universe of Albert Einstein
Walter Isaacson writes a wonderful biography of Albert Einstein, ranging from the personal to the professional.

I.Q. - Physics Movie Review of I.Q. starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau
A review of the romantic comedy I.Q. starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein.

Phonon - a quantum mechanical particle of sound
Definition of a phonon. A phonon is a quantized vibration, so it's sort of a quanta, or particle, of sound, used to describe acoustics in quantum mechanical form. A phonon is the sound analog to the photon.

Einstein's Big Idea - review of the PBS Nova special Einstein's Big Idea
This PBS Nova 2-hour special episode provides a narrative of how Albert Einstein developed his famous equation, E=mc2, from the origins of energy to Einstein's brilliant insight.

Specific Gravity - definition of specific gravity
Specific gravity is a ratio the relates the density of two substances.

General Physics Reference Books
A list of books that cover a wide range of basic physics concepts, useful for helping to understand the fundamentals of an introductory physics course.

Why Multiple Universes?
Why do physicists believe there are multiple universes? Does this even make any sense? Can it be tested? We explore these and other questions about why multiple universes probably exist.

11 Books About Albert Einstein and Relativity
A list of diverse books that focus on Albert Einstein's life and work.

Science Comic Books
Some comic books don't just have science in them, but actually go so far as to teach science concepts.

Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David Bodanis
Your faithful Physics Guide reviews the book Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David Bodanis, winner of the Royal Society's 2006 Aventis prize for best popular science book.

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by Bruce Rosenblum & Fred Kuttner - Quantum Enigma book review
In Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness, two physics professors explore the

From Eternity to Here - Physics book review of From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll
Physicist Sean Carroll explores in detail one of the greatest mysteries of physics, the fundamental physical basis of time itself. This book is short on solid answers, but is great at bringing the key questions to light.