Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other.
This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity . . . just about anything, honestly. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even entire galaxies.
In a broader sense, physics can be seen as the most fundamental of the natural sciences. Chemistry, for example, can be viewed as a complex application of physics, as it focuses on the interaction of energy and matter in chemical systems. We also know that biology is, at its heart, an application of chemical properties in living things, which means that it is also, ultimately, ruled by the physical laws.
The Department of Physics strives to integrate physical reality, mathematical representations, Seventh-day Adventist faith, and personal spirituality. Physics faculty and students work together to increase physical awareness, creativity, and analytical skill in order to honor their Creator, build communal responsibility and understanding, and prepare to serve in the professions, scientific research and development, education, and government.