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What is empirical research?

What is empirical research? Empirical research is a type of research that is done either through one’s experience, direct observation, or experiment.  Without these basic principles, a research may not be classified as empirical.  If the research is done this way, one should easily be able to answer his/her own questions with corresponding evidence.  The [...]

What is Botany?

What is Botany? Science is one of the widest subjects of interest to man. In order to effectively study science, there has been a need to divide it into various fields and disciplines. When it comes to the study of living things, scientists decided to begin by separating the study of plants and that of [...]

What is Quantum Physics?

What is Quantum Physics? The early 20th century was the time when the study of quantum physics made an impact for further development. Scientists made a discovery that laws governing the macroscopic objects do not operate in smaller microscopic levels in the same manner. To define quantum physics, one must understand the behavior of both [...]

What Is Earth Science?

What Is Earth Science? Earth Science is the study of our planet and our neighbors in space.  Knowledge of the earth is important as it may lead to discoveries of new energy sources.  It may also help predict weather and climate patterns that affect the entire planet.  Many branches of science are used to study [...]

What is Elastic Deformation?

What is Elastic Deformation? Elastic deformation is a physics term referring to the process an object undergoes where it retains it shape after deformation once pressure is removed. Sometimes also referred to as reversible deformation, linear elastic deformation (linear relationship between stress and strain) is governed by Hooke’s law of elasticity, which states that a [...]

What is Osmosis?

What is Osmosis? Osmosis is the process of transference of a fluid with low solute concentration to an area with high solute concentration through a semi-permeable membrane. Osmosis aims to equalize the concentrations of solute on both sides of the semi-permeable membrane. Once this state is reached, the end fluids are then described as “isotonic”. [...]

What is Geography?

What is Geography? It is not yet clearly defined as an art or science so most scholars prefer to consider it as a combination of both disciplines. Geography is a study that seeks to understand the earth, its features, natural occurrences, natural resources, the environment and the human aspect in all of these. It is [...]

What is Physics?

What is Physics? Physics covers a wide range of scientific study and is a complex subject. However, to define the subject – Physics is the scientific method of understanding matter and energy and how they interact with each other. Physics can be considered as the most fundamental of natural sciences. Is there really a need [...]

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is a physical science dealing with the composition of matter and how they react to one another. It is said to have been a true science around the 1600s, when the pioneering chemists began the study of the most basic structure of matter, such as elements and compounds. Chemistry is inextricably linked to physics, [...]

What is Science?

Most people have an understanding of what science has helped mankind achieve, we all know that science has had an impact on every facet of human life. Through science we have understood and been able to make better use of the world and its resources. However not many can competently describe what science is. Science [...]