Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Physics

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Overview

Physics is the fundamental science, which forms the foundation of engineering and technology, and provides a basis for an understanding of biology, chemistry, geology and other sciences. Physicists seek to find the basic laws which govern the universe from the workings of sub-atomic particles to clusters of galaxies. Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world.

Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries. Physics is an important element in the education of chemists, engineers, geologists and computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences. Physics extends and enhances our understanding of the other disciplines, such as the earth, agriculture, chemical, biological and environmental sciences