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How well do you know the basic mechanics of physics?
by Becky Stigall

Ok, so physics isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if it's yours, then you've landed on the right quiz. Let's get started to find out how much of the basic laws of physics you remember.

If you know even the smallest bit of information about physics, you probably think about a few pieces of the puzzle, namely Sir Isaac Newton, laws, motion, and matter. If you've gotten that far, your physics teacher probably did his or her job, even if you weren't particularly interested in the subject. Although, unless you studied physics as a separate course, you probably didn't get much farther than these few concepts.

Physics is the study of matter and how it moves. And, although the most famous story about physics, the story of how Isaac Newton happened upon the basic laws of physics after being clunked on the head by an apple, is most certainly more than a bit embellished, the basics make for a great way to remember the concepts of the subject. 

And, even though you swore that you would never use that "stuff" after you graduated high school, you may realize now that what you learned in physics class helps you understand the world around you that much better.

Let's find out how much you know about the basic mechanics of physics.

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