Experimental physics

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The experimental physics tried using qualitative carrying out scheduled scientific experiments and quantitative statements about physical to get operations. The experiments are to do this under each

  • same
  • as clear as possible,
  • reproducible and
  • Avoiding disturbances

Conditions carried out (see experiment ). The repeatability of the experiments is a particularly important requirement, because this is the only way to achieve objectivity of the statements.

Experimental physics is on the one hand the "engine" of theoretical physics insofar as surprising test results have to be built into the mindset of physics, on the other hand it is also driven by theoretical physics because new theories always have to be tested on nature in order to determine their meaningfulness, limits and connections to explore.

The basic procedure is

  • the conception of relevant experiments,
  • the preparation (preparation) of measuring arrangements and
  • the actual measurement (registration) of results, d. H. Changes in measured variables in the observed system.