Physics and technology are mutually stimulated by each other; the discovery of concepts in physics is driven by technical problems, and the advancements in physics gives rise to new technical problems that weren't previously considered. Industries themselves are composed of various sections of physics applied on a grand scale. Also, fundamental problems in physics lose their importance when the technical problem behind them is no longer important.Continue Reading
The scientific concept of thermodynamics, including phase changes and states of matter, was influenced by the technical needs of metallurgy, which is the working of metals such as steel and other alloys. Faraday's discovery of magnetic induction led to the technological development of electric motors and generators.
Maxwell and Hertz's work with electromagnetic waves led to the creation of wireless technology. This development of wireless technology stimulated the scientific interest in spark discharge and electrical emission. Wireless technology also led to the refinement of the theory of atoms and the development of a new theory on the states of metals.
Some physical concepts are no longer pursued due to the advancements in other technologies. This occurred to the concept of generating electricity by friction, which was dropped due to the invention of the galvanic cells. Galvanic cells themselves stopped being researched with the invention of generators.Learn more about Particle Physics
James Chadwick was born on Oct. 18, 1891 and was an English physicist that received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the neutron. He was knighted in 1945 for his achievements in physics.Full Answer >
Stephen Hawking is responsible for the discovery of black hole radiation, which is often referred to as Hawking Radiation. Hawking has played a part in many scientific fields and has collaborated with a number of other scientists to work on various theories and projects all over the world.Full Answer >
Superstring theory is an attempt to unite the various string theories that have been suggested since the 1960s in a single, comprehensive explanation of observed phenomena in physics. String theories assume that, in place of elemental particles, the matter in the universe is made up of one-dimensional strings that are very short and carry high values of energy.Full Answer >
Albert Einstein used mathematics and physics to prove properties of physics about which he and other scientists theorized. For instance, his work on Brownian motion, which involved vibrations caused when atoms collide with one another, proved that atoms and molecules actually exist.Full Answer >