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Branches of Physics

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 There are two main branches of physics: pure physics and applied physics:
  • Pure Physics - It is the study of matter and energy and their relationships (properties) to each other.
  • Applied Physics - It is a combination of pure physics and engineering put to practical use.

Major Branches of Physics and their Subtopics

Classical Mechanics Electromagnetism Quantum Mechanics Relativity  (Relativistic) Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Electrodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetostatics
  • Maxwell's Equations
  • Optics
  • Path Integral Formation
  • Scattering Theory
  • Schrodinger Equation
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum Statistics Mechanics
  • Einstein Field Equations
  • General Relativity
  • Special Relativity
  • Cryocoolers
  • Entropy
  • Heat Engine
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Particle Statistics
  • Thermodynamic Ensembles

Concepts of the Major Branches

Classical Mechanics Electromagnetism Quantum Mechanics Relativity Thermodynamics
  • Compacitance
  • Current
  • Electric Charge
  • Electric Field
  • Electric Permittivity
  • Electric Potential
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Electromagnetic Field
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Gaussian Surface
  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnetic Flux
  • Magnetic Monopole
  • Magnetic Permeability
  • Adiabalic Approximation
  • Black-body Radiation
  • Dirac Equasion
  • Free Particle
  • Hamiltonian
  • Heisenberg Uncertainly Principle
  • Hibert Space
  • Identical Particles
  • Matrix Mechanics
  • Observer Effect
  • Operators
  • Pauli Exclusion Principle
  • Planck's Constant
  • Quanta
  • Quantization
  • Quantum Entanglement
  • Quantum Harmonic Oscillator
  • Quantum Number
  • Quantum Tunneling
  • Schrodinger's Cat
  • Spin
  • Wave Function
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Wave-particle Duality
  • Zero-point Energy
  • Covariance
  • Einstein Manifold
  • Equivalence Principle
  • Four-momentum
  • Four-vector
  • General Principle of Relativity
  • Geodesic Motion
  • Gravity
  • Gravitoelectromagnetism
  • Inertial Frame of Reference
  • Invariance
  • Length Contraction
  • Lorentzian Manifold
  • Lorentz Transformation
  • Mass-energy Equivalence
  • Metric
  • Minkowski Diagram
  • Minkowski Space
  • Principle of Relativity
  • Proper Length
  • Proper Time
  • Reference Frame
  • Relativity of Simultaneity
  • Rest Energy
  • Rest Mass
  • Space Time
  • Special Principle of Relativity
  • Speed of Light
  • Stress-energy Tensor
  • Time Dilation
  • Twin Paradox
  • World Line
  • Boltzman's Constant
  • Conjugate Variables
  • Enthalpy
  • Entropy
  • Equation of State
  • Equipartition Theorem
  • Granular Material
  • Irreversible Process
  • Ising Model
  • Maxwell Relations
  • Mechanical Action
  • Partition Function
  • Pressure
  • Reversible Process
  • Spontaneous Process
  • State Function
  • Statistical Ensermble
  • Temperature
  • Thermodynamic Potential
  • Thermodynamic Processes
  • Thermodynamic State
  • Thermodynamic System
  • Work
  • Viscosity
  • Volume

Dimensionless numbers

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