Study Guide

Physics Basics Topics

What is Physics?

Physics is everything. We’re not saying that just because we’re diehard fans of the...

Forces and Motion

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Phelps might seem like forces of nature, but they are...

Energy and Momentum

Police chases make excellent reality TV—it’s all the excitement—but sooner or...

Electricity and Magnetism

We’re about to use our psychic powers to read your mind: Right now, you are... using an...

Thermodynamics and Fluids

Thermodynamics is a complicated-sounding word, but it means something simple: the movement...

Waves and Optics

During some sporting events, the atmosphere is always electric: the World Cup of soccer, game 7...

Measurement and Graphing

The only reason physics is able to explain the world is because people did experiments. Over the...

Common Mistakes

Ever noticed that telling people we’re studying physics produces a look, a mixture of...

Test Your Knowledge

What is Physics?1. Which of the following is NOT in any way covered by physics?a. Things that are...