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Engineering physics (EP) is an academic degree, usually at the level of Bachelor of Science. Unlike other engineering degrees (such as aerospace engineering or electrical engineering), EP does not necessarily include a particular branch of science or physics. Instead, EP is meant to provide a more thorough grounding in applied physics of any area chosen by the student (such as optics, nanotechnology, control theory, aerodynamics, or solid-state physics). It has been suggested that double degree be merged into this article or section. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft and related topics. ... Electrical engineers design power systems. ... Applied physics is physics that is intended for a particular technological or practical use, as for example in engineering, as opposed to basic research. ... See also: List of optical topics Optics (appearance or look in ancient Greek) is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter. ... A mite next to a gear set produced using MEMS, the precursor to nanotechnology. ... In engineering and mathematics, control theory deals with the behavior of dynamical systems over time. ... Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics concerned with the study of gas flows, first analysed by George Cayley in the 1800s. ... Solid-state physics, the largest branch of condensed matter physics, is the study of rigid matter, or solids. ...


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ENGINEERING PHYSICS : Encyclopedia Entry (142 words)
Engineering physics (EP) is an academic degree, available mainly at the levels of B.Sc.
Instead, EP is meant to provide a more thorough grounding in applied physics of any area chosen by the student, (such as optics, nanotechnology, control theory, aerodynamics, or solid-state physics), this is why in some countries only the B.Sc.
Engineering physics degrees are respected degrees taught in many countries.
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