research is called the systematic, often also the coincidental search for new realizations. Research is usually operated in scientific disciplines.

The research contributes to the extension of our knowledge and is based thereby upon long-known ortried, the past systems, rules, to disprove theories and to attain a new understanding of the phenomena in our environment.

A well-known example is the relativity theory of Einstein, which extended the past explanation of the gravitation. The past explanation <math> F= m \ A /math< cdot> describes only one extreme case in special relativity theory, i.e. if one regards accelerations the far below speed of light. Likewise already the Newton's gravitation teachings have the past explanation of Aristoteles, according to which all bodies move, because themby someone knocked against, were extended and disproved not completely.

Research generally distinctive in:

  • Basic research (“pure” research), - if necessary. vorgeblich - without a certain obligation and purpose researches, usually only at universities, in Germany beyond that in particularthe non-profit research organization Max-Planck company registered association. (MPG) as well as the institutes of the helmet getting time community of German research centers (HGF).
  • Applied research (also Zweckforschung), which wants to solve a certain, often technical problem. It has frequently an economic application in the eye and finds both at universitiesand in the free economy, in Germany beyond that in particular at the institutes of the Fraunhofer Society, instead of. Strictly speaking become here still procedure - and product research separately regards.

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