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What and why? Physics aims to answer questions which cannot be explained by simple observation. For example, why is the sky blue? What causes an aurora?

Physics involves understanding the basic principles by which all things in the universe exist and operate. Because of this objective, it is often considered the most fundamental science, as it lays down the foundations for the other sciences.

Physics is a very broad discipline: it incorporates everything from studying gravitational waves to measuring the behaviour of the upper atmosphere in order to understand global warming. This involves learning about things such as energy, gravity, relativeness, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. Studying Physics is essentially appreciating the mathematical magnificence of the world.

Physics can be studied under a Bachelor of Science and is often paired with mathematics for a concrete understanding on how the world works. Graduates with a degree in Physics are well sought after in the working world for their ability to problem solve and reason.


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Aleksa Aleksa Djorovic’s love of science began when he was a child and his interest grew as he searched for answers to the big... read more »