Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Physics allows us to explain how engines work, both piston and gas turbine engines; how airplanes and helicopters fly; and countless other things related to the field of aviation and aerospace. In addition to allowing us to explain the operation of the things around us, it also allows us to quantify them. For example, through the use of physics, we can explain what the concept of thrust means for a jet engine, and then follow it up by mathematically calculating the pounds of thrust being created.

  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Force
  • Work
  • Friction
  • Power
  • Torque
  • Stress
  • Motion
  • Heat
  • Pressure
  • Gas Laws
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Sound
  • Atmosphere
  • Theory of flight

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