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What is Physics?

Physics is the science concerned with the discovery and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern matter, energy, space and time. That is, physics deals with the elementary constituents of the Universe and their interactions, as well as the analysis of systems which are best understood in terms of these fundamental principles. Physics is a study of the inorganic, physical world, as opposed to the organic world of biology, physiology, etc. [1] Chemistry concerning the electro-chemical interactions of substances overlaps with physics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physics

CWU Department of Physics

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Define research problemsDevelop & write research proposalsMeasure distances/relationshipsDesign equipment
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Gather/analyze dataInform, explain, instructMaintain recordsEstablish experimental designs
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Job & Internship Search Links


Physics Jobs Online: http://physicsweb.org/jobs/ 

TIPTOP Jobs Online: http://tiptop.iop.org/ 

Health Physics Employment Opportunities: http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/jobs.htm 

Jobs in physics, astronomy and other fields: http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/advisor/Jobs.html 

Physics and Astronomy Online: http://www.physlink.com 

American Institute of Physics: http://www.aip.org/aip/ 

American Physical Society Careers, http://www.aps.org/ 

Physics World: http://physicsworld.com/cws/home 

Association of Science-Technology Centers - job listings: http://www.astc.org/profdev/jobs/jobs.htm 

IE3 Global Internships: http://ie3global.ous.edu/ 

Jobs in Optics: http://www.optics.org 

Jobs in Science: http://recruit.sciencemag.org/ 

Jobs in education: School jobs: http://www.school-jobs.net 

Education America Network: http://www.educationamerica.net/ 

American Meterological Society: http://www.ametsoc.org/careercenter/index.html 

American Astronomical Society: http://www.aas.org 

NASA Jobs: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/

NASA Internships*: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/learning/index.html

Sloan Foundation Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: http://www.careercornerstone.org/ 

Careers Using Physics: http://spsnational.org/cup/ 

Science Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos115.htm

Physicists & Astronomers from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos052.htm 

Teacher-Postsecondary from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm 

Society of Physics Students: http://www.aip.org/education/sps 

National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/ 

Health Physics Society: http://hps.org/publicinformation/hpcareers.html 

Physics and Astronomy Online: http://www.physlink.com 

Institute of Physics: http://www.iop.org/