Physics Essay Topics

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Tamil-speaking Brahmin family in Lahore, India. He was preceded into the world by two sisters and followed by three brothers and four sisters. His mother Sitalakshmi had only a few years of formal education, in keeping with tradition, and a measure of her intellectual strength can be appreciated from her successful translation of Ibsen and… View Article

Physics Help Us in Daily Life

Well how does the study of physics made a milestone for the world. And how does it help me in my daily life. Physics is the science of matter and its motion, space-time and energy. Physics describes many forms of energy – such as kinetic energy, electrical energy, and mass; and the way energy can… View Article

Critique: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

The Elegant Universe is a book, also adapted into a television broadcast, in which Brian Greene introduces and discusses the string and superstring theory. Greene discusses the essential problem facing modern physics: unification of Einstein’s two theories, general relativity and quantum mechanics. He suggests that the string theory is the solution to these two conflicting… View Article

Latent Heat of Fusion

Abstract: A calorimeter, water at room temperature, ice, and a Pasco GLS Explorer were used in combination with a known value of the latent heat of fusion to create and carry out an experiment to determine the mass of an unknown amount of ice. Using the formula for latent heat of fusion, the mass of… View Article

Armageddon & Physics

In 2007, the September 1st issue of The New Scientist alleges that the film Armageddon is shown by the management training programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A 1998 Jerry Bruckheimer-produced disaster thriller directed by Michael Bay in which deep core drillers attempt to avert an asteroid’s collision with the planet Earth,… View Article

Parallel Universe

Recent discoveries in quantum physics and in cosmology shed new light on how mind interacts with matter. These discoveries compel acceptance of the idea that there is far more than just one universe and that we constantly interact with many of these “hidden” universes. (1)In 1954, a young Princeton University doctoral candidate named Hugh Everett… View Article

Physics Lab Report Impulse

Part I: As the first lab of the Physics 2 curriculum, our class completed a lab experiment that introduced us students to a new concept that would be a foundation to the future topics that we learn in this class. In this lab activity, we used a lab cart on a flat track to compare… View Article

Physics in the Past

One hundred years ago, in a poky apartment in Bern, Switzerland, Albert Einstein, then just a 26-year-old patent office clerk still working part-time towards his PhD, published five ground breaking scientific papers. Each of these papers, written during Einstein’s annus mirabilis , has become a “classic” in the history of science: On a Heuristic Viewpoint… View Article

Space and TIme

Many people wish that they could go back in time and change something that they have done; even if it was a small mistake, or a large one that changed their life forever. Science is trying to prove that time travel does exist using the Space-time continuum. With controversy on both sides, scientists have proven… View Article

Contrasting the View of the Ultimate Reality in Relation to Science

What compels mankind to seek unity between, science and religion, two compartmentalized and distinct aspects of our world? John Polkinghorne states, in “Does God Act in the Physical World”, “The demand for an integrated account of both theological and scientific insight impels us to the task” (Polkinghorne 59). Yet Polkinghorne is not alone is his… View Article

Equations of Motion Worksheet

  1. A car moving at a velocity of 25 m/s, accelerates at a rate of 6 m/s2. Find its velocity after 3s. 2. An object is dropped from rest. Calculate its velocity after 2.5s if it is dropped: a. On Earth, where the acceleration due to gravity is 9.8m/s2. b. On Mars, where the… View Article

Investigatory Project in Physics

Elastomeric Grating for Wavelength Switching Elastomeric Grating for Wavelength Switching in Optical Communication Systems. A diffraction grating was fabricated from an elastic polymer. It was patterned after a plane reflection grating with a pitch of 1,200 lines/mm. It was characterized using HeNe laser to verify grating properties. Angular scanning as a function of applied strain… View Article

Modern Physics

Solving Schrodinger’s equation gives the particle’s wave function. How are physical observables obtained from the wave functions? Use momentum, position and kinetic energy as examples to demonstrate that. The third postulate in Quantum Mechanics states that every observable in quantum mechanics is represented by an operator which is used to obtain physical information about the… View Article

Physics And Engineering In I.T. Power Management

The cost of energy continues to increase with shrinking in corporate budgets and need for more energy input. At times like this, even IT industry is affected and the stakeholders are starting to look for new ways of cutting down the cost as they keep the quality of work high and efficiency maximized. Implementation of… View Article


Physics is a diverse area of study and in order to make sense of it scientists have been forced to focus their attention on one or two smaller areas of the discipline. This allows them to become experts in that narrow field, without getting bogged down in the sheer volume of knowledge that exists regarding… View Article

Ohm’s Law Series-Parallel Circuits Calculation

To end up the discussion of Series-Parallel Circuits, I would like to post this last one remaining topic which is about Ohm’s Law of Series-Parallel Circuits for currents and voltages. I did not even mentioned in my previous topics on how to deal with its currents and voltages regarding this type of circuit connection. Ohms… View Article

Cartesian Diver

“Cartesian” is named after the French mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes, who lived from 1596 until 1650. Cartesian diver lab is used commonly in scientific experiments to illustrate principle of buoyancy. The objective of this Cartesian diver lab is to demonstrate Pascal’s law and Archimedes’ principles. Observation is the key to conduct this experimental study… View Article

Leadership strategy that supports organizational direction

Organizations need leadership strategies in order to create confidence for employees and other stakeholders that there is a clear direction in which the organization aims to head. Understanding leadership culture is the first stage to creating an effective leadership strategy; the next step is to assess the relationship between staff and their leaders and bring… View Article

Magnetic Field and Average Voltage

Purpose: To prove Faraday’s Law of Induction using an oscillating wand which swings through a magnetic field. In addition, we studied the conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy. Questions: 1. What are the possible errors in this experiment? There are a variety of sources of error which may have affected the results of this… View Article

Sample Concept Paper

For John Wheeler, defining the term “quantum” in his essay “How Come the Quantum” (Best 41-43) seems the least of his worries. It’s a “thing,” he says, “a bundle of energy, an indivisible unit that can be sliced no more” as Max Planck’s observations 100 years ago indicate (41). Wheeler’s words ‘thing,’ ‘bundle,’ and ‘sliced’… View Article

Synthesis of Acetaminophen

Introduction The synthesis of Acetaminophen is based on the amine group of p-aminophenol being acetylated by acetic anhydride to form an amide functional group. Acetaminophen is isolated as a crude solid which is then recrystallized to purify the product. Using melting point determination the recovered products purity is identified and can be compared to the… View Article

Amusement Parks Are A Great Place

Amusement parks are a great place to see Newton’s laws of motion in action. Choose your favorite ride and describe the parts of the ride that illustrate each of Newton’s laws of motion. You are only required to give a written description; however, if you would like, you may draw and label a picture in… View Article

Emotion and New York

In Proof, there is a contrast presented between the abstract and tangible aspects of life. Claire’s life revolves around everything that is practical while Catherine relies more on things that are theoretical. These choices cause problems in each sister’s life in that they are both disconnected from the real world and neither can relate to… View Article

Conservation of Momentum Practical Write Up

AIM: To investigate if momentum is conserved in two-dimensional interactions within an isolated system. HYPOTHESIS: Without the effects of friction the momentum will be conserved in the isolated system. In all three experiments the momentum before the interaction will equal the momentum after the interaction. METHOD: An air hockey table was set up and a… View Article

Expansion and contraction of matter

Thermal Expansion and Contraction Most of the matters, without some exceptions, expand with the increasing temperature. When you give heat to matters; speed of its particles increase and distance between them also increase which results in the increase of the volumes of matters. All expansions occurs in volume of the substance however, sometimes some of… View Article

My First Time Peering Through a Telescope

When I was eight years old, I peered through a telescope for the first time in my life. It was a small device, no more than two metres long, and yet it let me glimpse a brilliant view of Jupiter: it was the size of a marble, magnificently striated in hues of brown, red and… View Article

Mastering Physics Assignment 1

1. History helps us understand people and societies because it provides an explanation of how and why people do what they do. The wars fought and laws passed all have reasons and those reasons are still relevant in modern day society. 2. History helps us understand change and how the society we live in came… View Article

Physics in Everyday Life

1) When we walk or run, our motion is part of laws of mechanics and thrmodynamics. 2) We eat food which undergoes chemical reactions producing heat energy which is converted into mechanical energy 3) Use of refrigerator, pressure cookers, washing machines, television, music system, computers, etc. are all designed on the principles of physics. 4)… View Article