What are Physical Sciences

Physical science is the research of physics and chemistry of nature. From the materialist and functionalist viewpoints it overlaps the life sciences in which ecology studies the evidences of historical facts or evolution. Natural sciences link the phenomena in the physical sciences to the noumenon within the life sciences.

The foundations of the physical sciences rest on key theories and concepts, all of which explain and/or model a certain aspect of the behavior of nature.


Basic principles of physics:

Physics, along with chemistry and mathematics, classes as one of the basic sciences because the other natural sciences (like geology, biology and so on.) cope with systems that appear to obey the laws of physics. Based on physics, the physical laws of matter, energy and the basic forces of nature govern the relationships between particles and physical entities (such as molecules, planets, atoms or the subatomic particles).

Examples of Physical Science

Physical Science is an encompassing word for the branches of natural science and science which study non-living systems, as opposed to the life sciences. However, the word physical produces an unintended, fairly arbitrary distinction, since numerous branches of physical science also study biological phenomena.

Astronomy, Earth science, chemistry and physics are examples of physical science which are studied. Newton's laws of motion and the theory of gravity are researched in physical science along with interactions with the Earth, solar system and moon.