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Physical Science

Learn about conducting research in the physical sciences using PCC Library resources.

Physical Sciences Overview

Physical science is a branch of natural science that studies non-living systems. Among the physical sciences are:

  • Astronomy, which studies the universe beyond Earth
  • Physics, which studies matter and energy and their interactions
  • Chemistry, which studies the properties of substances and how they change
  • Earth sciences, which study Earth itself as well as its atmosphere and waters.

Use the navigation tabs on this page for browsing topics within each of the four physical sciences areas.