carbonbase asked:

okay nerd physics is just applied mathematics

Okay, nerd.

Physics is ALSO applied Chemistry, a vast set of laws, hard theories; an array of concepts that define everything within nature. Physics is also the principles of Electricity and Magnetism, the chemistry between sub-atomic particles and their natures, Forces and Motions and everything under the goddamn sun.

Heck, Calculus is a concept that was pulled out of Sir Isaac Newton’s arse - NOT for Mathematics but for use in Physics. Completely baseless, all the rules in Calculus were simply made up by Newton to help him understand relations in Physics better.

So, no. Physics is not JUST applied maths. It is MUCH more than that. It defines the relations between anything and everything that presents in nature. It is the study of nature, of matter and its motion, of energy and forces within the space-time continuum.

Physics itself is a broad spectrum of subjects. You have Classical Physics (the Physics of the centuries before ours), Modern Physics (most of which we study in school), Applied Physics (studied under various University degrees such as Engineering, Quantum Mechanics or Advanced Physics), Theoretical Physics (Defining laws on paper that are a bit too ridiculous for practical application just yet), Experimental Physics (Based entirely on observation of various Physical phenomenon), and finally, Computational Physics (where the computer does all your “applied maths” for you and where you’d be clueless as to what you have to do if all you knew about Physics was that it is “just applied maths”).

Physics started off as a part of philosophy before it became a science of its own. There are so many facts about nature embedded in Physics that go far beyond the scope of ‘just applied maths’.

If you don’t know your subjects very well, please hesitate before jumping someone else who actually might have a clue. I have studied Physics and Mathematics all my life and I am wiser than making the demeaning and oversimplified connection defining Physics as ‘just applied maths’.