WHAT'S INSIDE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Physical science is the study of the physical world around you. Learn about everything from electricity to magnetism in this section.
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  • History of Physical Science
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Mechanics, in physics, the study of forces and their effect on matter. Mechanics is divided into two main branches—statics and dynamics.

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