Physics

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Assignment # 2Expanded DefinitionSemiconductor The purpose of this definition is to create a better understanding of the very complex term "semiconductor". This definition would be very beneficial to any individual involved or interested in the highly technical field of electrical engineering. I believe that this definition would be best suited for students enrolled in electrical engineering, because the concepts are laid out in a clear format. A semiconductor is a solid material wh

While researching quantum physics, I realized that I had just finished a book that was based on quantum theory. At the time, I didn t quite realize that quantum theory and quantum physics were related except in name. Niels Bohr once said, Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. He believed this because quantum physics makes the common laws of classical physics false on small scales. First, quantum physics is the physics of the incredibly small. It tries to exp

Resonance and Sound Physics and Music Since sound is the medium of music, most of the physics of music is the physics of sound. It's important to remember that sound waves are compression waves. You can imitate a compression wave by stretching out a slinky (you do have a slinky, don't you?) and flicking your finger against a coil at the end. Sound waves are not like the waves on the ocean or the waves you get by waving a stretched-out rope. Take a tuning fork (you do have a tuning fork, don

Physics I paper Eric Pevehouse, GPISP97, 10-26-00 I believe that the rationale of Robert E. Resh s article is quite simple: He tries to establish the brief history of air bags in his audience s minds. He commences his paper with the concept of an old school air bag. Resh enlightens us that the notion of air cushions first came about during World War II as an inflatable crash landing device for airplanes. He then goes on to inform the readers of the impediments that these life-saving

What is Logic? Topic: "There is no scientific evidence that civilization is synonymous with Aristotelian rationality the syllogism, the negation and the abstract classification are not discoveries of reality itself, of an eternal, absolute or self-evident truth-but simply linguistic inventions of conceptual tools which people find useful in varying degrees according to their life situation" Discuss this quote in reference to two different forms of knowledge: Physics and History. In ord

Physics is an ever changing description of the universe, Physics is the study of the fundamentals of everything in the universe. If you look around you and start asking questions like why does that happen or how does that work, and if you probe into the question to get at the root causes, you will be in physics.You will learn of laws and theories and it is tempting to say that a law is something that has proved to be true and a theory is speculative. Nonsense. The way the terms are used,

Quantim Mechanics is abranch of mathematical physics that deals with the emission and absorption of energy by matter and with the motion of material particles. Because it holds that energy and matter exist in tiny, discrete amounts, quantum mechanics is particularly applicable to Elamentry Pprticlesand the interactions between them. According to the older theories of classical physics, energy is treated solely as a continuous phenomenon and matter is assumed to occupy a very specific

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany. He always hated the way the lessons were taught at school. He thought they were dull and unimaginative and would often ditch classes. He spent most of his childhood in Munich where his family owned a shop that made electric machinery. He didn t start talking until 3 but always showed the ability to understand difficult mathematical problems. When he was 12 he taught himself Euclidean geometry. When the family bus

Bernoulli's Principle Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss scientist, stated that fast moving air results in lower pressure than slow moving air. Which means high pressure air always moves towards a lower pressure area. The force of the moving air is called lift. If this principle had not been discovered, airplanes may not even be here. Lift, pushing up on an airplane's wing, is the way airplanes stay in the air. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The bottom of the wi

Galileo Galilei Many individuals in history have been accredited for numerous accomplishments like Galileo Galilei, the first known physicist. Although he was not considered a physicist in his time, he provided procedures and results that lie at the heart of what is known today as physics. In Galileo Galilei, James MacLachlan explores the personality, thought processes, scientific discoveries, and life of an important figure who helped to shape our understanding of the natural world. As