Interrelationship Of Physics To Other Sciences
One trend in all fields of science over the past century has been to explore ways in which the five basic sciences (physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, and earth sciences) are related to each other. This has led to another group of specialized sciences in which the laws of physics are used to interpret phenomena in other fields. Astrophysics, for example, is a study of the composition of astronomical objects, such as stars, and the changes that they undergo. Physical chemistry and chemical physics, on the other hand, are fields of research that deal with the physical nature of chemical molecules. Geophysics deals with the physics and chemistry of Earth's dynamic processes. Biophysics, as another example, is concerned with the physical properties of molecules essential to living organisms.
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