49 Physics Trivia Questions and Answers

Dive deep into the fascinating world of science with this physics trivia collection! From the basic laws that govern our universe to mind-bending quantum concepts, these questions and answers will test your knowledge and maybe even teach you something new. Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned physicist, there’s something here for everyone. Ready to challenge yourself? Let’s begin!

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1. What force is responsible for holding the nucleus together?

2. What is the term for the amount of matter in an object?

3. Which scientist is famous for the equation E=mc^2?

4. What is the maximum speed in the universe, according to current understanding?

5. What do we call materials that do not allow the passage of electric current?

6. What particle orbits the nucleus of an atom?

7. What is the study of motion and its causes?

8. Which force acts opposite to the direction of motion?

9. What phenomenon describes the change in pitch or frequency of a wave in relation to an observer?

10. What is the conservation law stating energy cannot be created or destroyed?

11. What is the invisible substance theorized to make up most of the universe’s mass?

12. What does the ‘P’ in ‘PV=nRT’ represent?

13. Which principle states that the upward buoyant force on an object is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object?

14. What is the force of attraction between all masses?

15. In quantum mechanics, what is the name of the principle that states certain pairs of physical properties cannot be simultaneously measured precisely?

16. What phenomenon demonstrates the wave-particle duality of light?

17. What is the ability to do work or cause change?

18. What law states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force?

19. What is the force exerted by a charged object on other charged or uncharged objects?

20. What do you call the region around a magnet where the magnetic force is exerted?

21. What color does a black body radiator appear at absolute zero?

22. Which is the lightest gas known?

23. Which law relates the current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit?

24. Which particle carries no charge and is found in the nucleus of an atom?

25. What phenomenon allows us to hear sounds around corners?

26. In optics, what phenomenon occurs when a wave bends around the edge of an object?

27. What is the term for the sum of kinetic and potential energy in an object?

28. What type of lens causes parallel rays of light to converge to a point?

29. What do you call a material that exhibits zero resistance at very low temperatures?

30. Who introduced the idea of relativity?

31. What type of wave requires a medium for its propagation?

32. What do you call particles of light?

33. Which scientist developed the three laws of motion?

34. What is the change in the state of motion of an object?

35. What force causes a moving object to curve?

36. Which fundamental force acts on objects with mass and causes them to experience gravity?

37. What term is used for the amount of space an object occupies?

38. In what year was the electron discovered?

39. Which type of wave can travel through a vacuum?

40. Who is credited with the wave theory of light?

41. Which type of collision conserves both momentum and kinetic energy?

42. What property of a standing wave doesn’t move?

43. What type of energy does a wound-up spring have?

44. What does a prism separate white light into?

45. What do you call the resistance an object has to a change in its state of motion?

46. Which scientist proposed the quantum theory?

47. What is the shortest distance between two points where the wave pattern repeats in space?

48. What term describes the height of a wave?

49. Which planet is known as the ‘evening star’ due to its bright appearance?

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