Linz, Austria



Integrated Master's degree
Language: GermanStudies in German
Subject area: physical science, environment
Qualification: other
Magister/Magistra der Naturwissenschaften, Mag. rer. nat
9 (4+5) Semester
270 ECTS
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Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), translit. physikḗ (epistḗmē), lit. 'knowledge of nature', from φύσις phýsis "nature") is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.
It is impossible, and it has always been impossible, to grasp the meaning of what we nowadays call physics independently of its mathematical form.
Jacob Klein, Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra (1968)
The physical doctrine of the atom has got into a state which is strongly suggestive of the epicycles of astronomy before Copernicus.
Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World (1925)
All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
As quoted in Rutherford at Manchester (1962) by J. B. Birks
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