Category Archives: Physics

Higgs Boson: the God Particle or Fake?

Higgs Boson

The elementary particle Higgs boson was named after the British physicist Peter Higgs, who theoretically predicted its existence back in 1964. Higgs Boson is one of the most mysterious and amazing elementary particles in modern physics. Higgs Boson caused a lot of debate in the scientific community. Someone even says that Higgs Boson is “the God Particle.” On the other hand, there are skeptics who claim that the Higgs boson does not exist and this is all a big fake. What is boson particle, how it was discovered and many more interesting facts are found in this article.

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Universal Law of Gravitation

Newton's apple

It is not a secret for anyone that the law of universal gravitation was discovered by the great English scientist Isaac Newton. According to legend, he was walking in the garden. At that moment, an apple fell from the tree (in one version it fell directly on the head of a physicist, in another it simply fell). Later this apple became famous Newton’s apple. An apple that fell on Newton’s head inspired the discovery of the law of universal gravitation because the Moon in the night sky was not falling, but the apple fell. The scientist probably thought that some force acts on the Moon (causing it to rotate in orbit), and some force acts on the apple, causing it to fall to the ground.

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First Law of Thermodynamics

First Law of Thermodynamics

The simplest definition of the first law of thermodynamics may sound like this: a change in the internal energy of a system is possible only under external influence. It is necessary to apply certain efforts from outside in order for some changes to occur in the system. These folk proverbs can serve as a peculiar expression of the first law of thermodynamics – “no water flows under a recumbent stone”, “you can’t easily pull a fish out of a pond” and so on. We can imagine that the fish is our closed system, any changes will not occur in it (the fish will not pull itself out of the pond) without our external influence and participation (efforts).

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