The Impact of Physics on Technology and Industry
Physics has many facets. It is an assault on the frontiers of the known part of the physical universe aimed at increasing man’s knowledge of the universe in which he lives. Physics is also a beautiful intellectual exercise, the epitome of rationalism bringing together observation, experiment, deductive and inductive logic in a way seldom matched in other endeavors. It is also part of our cultural heritage which more people realize as more transparent ways of presenting physics are found. But it is also important to realize that physics and the other sciences have had great influence on material aspects of the way we live. This influence has been felt primarily through technology and industry and so it is worth examining the impact of physics on technology and industry.
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