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"All science is either physics or stamp collecting."

- Ernest Rutherford, the Physicist who discovered the nucleus of the atom.

Basic Information

Physics is the science of matter and it's motion. This includes concepts that are derived from matter and motion, such as spacetime, energy, force, and the like. Physics has a great deal of overlap with other branches of science. From some perspectives, Physics is the fundamental science.

Branches of Physics

Domains in Physics

See Also:


2. Book: Hyperspace by Michio Kaku

Game and Story Use

  • For the vast majority of gaming, all you need to understand is Classical Mechanics, and much of that can be summed up by common sense.
    • Science Fiction, however, may require more demanding Physics, as the other three domains tend to defy common sense and mundane experience in one way or another.
  • The quote by Rutherford (at the top of this page, about Physics and Stamp Collecting) basically means that science falls into two categories:
    1. the study of how things interact - (in other words, Physics and sciences that overlap with Physics)
    2. the taxonomy (naming and classifying) of the things that interact.
      • Either you're figuring out how something works, or you're just organizing based on superficial similarities.[2]
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