Physics is the study of matter and its motion based on fundamental concepts such as force, energy, mass and charge. Some topics include acoustics, aerodynamics, chemical physics, fluid mechanics, geophysics, optics, particle physics, plasma, quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Students and researchers with an interest in these or other fields dealing with physics will find resources here that may be useful to them.
Some engineering material can be difficult to locate. These reference sheets give general information about the resource as well as instructions on how to retrieve the material from the Virginia Tech library collection.
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