This is an index of [Everything2]'s physics nodes,
aiming to catalogue the site's extensive but patchy [physics] coverage. For a general overview of physics and its various fields, please see [Purvis]'s writeup above this one.
Those subjects marked with a (*) here are inadequately covered, or missing entirely; you are strongly encouraged to fill in these gaps. Please [/msg] [Oolong] and/or [E2_Science] if you do, or if you have any other additions or comments to make.
 [Classical mechanics]
 [Laws of Motion]
 [Newton's First Law of Motion]
 [Newton's Second Law of Motion]
 [Newton's Third Law of Motion]
 [dynamics] (*)
 [equations for position, velocity, and acceleration]
 [momentum]
 [displacement]
 [velocity]
 [relative velocity]
 [acceleration]
 [gravity]  see below
 [Force]
 [reaction] (*)
 [friction]
 [Centrifugal force]
 [Centripetal force]
 [tension] (*)
 [The Coriolis ForceCoriolis Force]
 [pseudo force]
 [Hooke's Law]
 [frame of reference]
 [inertial frame of reference]
 [Mach's Principle]
 [isotropy]
 [conservation laws] (*)
 [Law of conservation of massconservation of mass]
 [conservation of energy] (*)
 [conservation of momentum] (*)
 [conservation of angular momentum]
 [Conservative system]
 [energy] (*)
 [kinetic energy]
 [potential energy]
 [mass] (*)
 [Statics]
 [static friction]
 [Free Body Diagram]
 [torsion] (*)
 [stress]
 [strain]
 [shear strain] (*)
 [hydrodynamics] (*)
 [surface tension]
 [viscosity]
 [buoyancy] (*)
 [Archimedes' Principle]
 [terminal velocity]
 [rotation]
 [rotational inertia] ([moment of inertia])
 [rotational velocity]
 [angular momentum]
 [gyroscopic inertia] (*)
 [acoustics] (*)
 [null point]
 [speed of sound]
 [sound barrier], [Mach number]
 See also [waves], below.
 [Lagrangian Mechanics]
 [Hamilton's Principle]
 [Hamiltonian]
 [Lagrangian]
 [Noether's theorem]
 [Thermodynamics]
 [Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics]
 [The Three Laws of Thermodynamics]
 [First Law of Thermodynamics]
 [Second Law of Thermodynamics]
 [Third Law of Thermodynamics]
 [Statistical mechanics]
 [The Heat Death of the Universe]
 [Perpetual motion machine]
 [Gravity]
 [The Law of Gravity]
 [Gravitational Constant]
 [Keplerian elements]
 [centre of gravity]
 [escape velocity]
 [Acceleration of gravity]
 [Gravity waves]
 [Speed of gravity]
 [Gravity is weak]
 [General relativity]
 [Graviton]
 [Electromagnetism]  see [Maxwell's Equations]
 [permittivity]
 [electric flux density]
 [Polarization]
 [Dielectric]
 [electric field]
 [magnetic field]
 [voltage]
 [cyclotron frequency]
 [electrical conductivity]
 [magnetic susceptibility]
 [Ferromagnetic]
 [permeability]
 [BiotSavart Law]
 [vector potential]
 [Larmor radius]
 [Electric field energy density]
 [Magnetic field energy density]
 [Poynting vector]
 [Optics] (*)
 [Fourier optics]
 [Adaptive optics]
 [Plasma physics]
 [variable star]
 [magnetic confinement]
 [motional stark effect]
 [magnetohydrodynamics]
 [fusion reactions]
 [Lawson Criterion]
 [plasma ignition]
 [neutral beam heating]
 [sunspot]
 [solar prominence]
 [ohmic heating]
 [radio frequency heating]
 [plasma heating]
 [safety factor]
 [equations of magnetohydrodynamics]
 [tokamak magnetic equilibrium]
 [bootstrap current]
 [energy confinement in a tokamak plasma]
 [magnetic diffusion equation]
 [Astronomy] and [Astrophysics] (see also separate [astronomy] index)
 Observational Astronomy: tools and concepts
 [The Celestial Sphere] and [constellations]
 [day], [month], [season], and [year]
 [solstice] and [equinox]
 [ecliptic]/[celestial equator]
 [Tropic of Cancer] and [Tropic of Capricorn]
 [analemma]
 [coordinated universal time]/[UTC], [Greenwich Mean Time], [julian date]
 [mean solar day], [siderial period],
[synodic period]
 [rotation] and [revolution]
 [phase of the moon]
 [magnitude], [apparent magnitude], [absolute magnitude], [color]
 [altazimuth coordinates], [zenith], [nadir],
[celestial horizon], [hour angle] (*)
 [right ascension], [declination], [equatorial coordinates] (*), and [galactic coordinates] (*)
 [parallax], [precession], [proper motion]
 [telescope]: [refracting telescope] (*),
[Newtonian telescope], [Dobsonian telescope], [observatory]
 [photometry]: [photographic plate], [photometer], [photomultiplier tube], [CCD]
 [spectroscopy]: [spectrograph], [prism], [diffraction grating], [grism] (*), [echelle] (*), [FabryPerot etalon]
 Fields of astronomy
 [Amateur Astronomy], [Astrophotography]
 [Radio Astronomy], [Infrared Astronomy],
[Ultraviolet Astronomy], [XRay Astronomy],
[Gamma Ray astronomy]
 The [solar system] and [planetary science] (*)
 [The Anatomy of the Sun]: [photosphere], [chromosphere], [corona], [sunspot], [plage], [solar prominence], [solar flare]
 [heliosphere], [heliopause], [termination shock]
 [protostar], [snow line], [Jovian planets]
 [Bode's Law]
 [asteroid belt],
[TransNeptunian object]/[Kuiper belt]/[Quaoar],
[Oort cloud], [comets]
 [zodiacal light] and [gegenschein]
 [eclipse] and [occultation]
 atmospheres: [hydrostatic equilibrium], [Jeans escape]
 [Stellar] astronomy and astrophysics
 Important stellar astrophysics
 [electromagnetic radiation]: [radio wave], [microwave], [infrared], [visible light], [ultraviolet], [Xray],
[gamma ray]
 [opacity], [radiative transfer]
 [blackbody radiation], [bremsstrahlung],
[synchrotron radiation], [Compton scattering],
[emission line]
 [hydrostatic equilibrium]
 [equation of state], [polytrope], [Saha equation] (*)
 [convection]
 [protonproton chain], [CNO cycle]
 [radiation pressure], [Eddington luminosity],
[stellar wind]
 [Newton's Law of Gravitation]
 [orbital mechanics], [Lagrange points],
[mass function]
 Stellar classification: [stellar spectra],
[HertzsprungRussell diagram], [OBAFGKMRNS]
 [Population I star], [Population II star],
[Population III stars]
 [protostar], [KelvinHelmholtz timescale]
 [brown dwarf], [red dwarf]
 [main sequence]
 [blue straggler]
 [helium flash], [horizontal branch]
 [red giant]
 [planetary nebula]
 [white dwarf]
 [variable star]
 [helioseismology], [asteroseismology], [GONG] (*),
[Whole Earth Telescope]
 [T Tauri star]
 [delta Scuti]
 [Cepheid variable], [cepheid distance scale]
 [RR Lyrae]
 [Mira]
 [Eta Carinae], [P Cygni], [WolfRayet star]
 [nova], [dwarf nova], [cataclysmic variable], [polar]
 [Xray binary]: [Lowmass Xray binary]/[Highmass Xray binary], [Scorpius X1], [Cygnus X1], [microquasar]
 [accretion disk], [boundary layer], [event horizon], [Schwarzchild radius],
[Hawking radiation], [Blandford Znajek process]
 [supernova], [type Ia supernova], [type II supernova], [quark star],
[neutron star], [black hole], [gamma ray burst], [hypernova]
 [Galactic] and [Extragalactic] Astronomy
 [Galaxy]
 [Milky Way]
 [open cluster], [globular cluster]
 [nebulanebulae]: [dark nebula],
[emission nebula], [reflection nebula],
[planetary nebula]
 [zone of avoidance], [interstellar medium], [neutral hydrogen emission]
 [Baade's Window], [bulge]
 [The Great Debate]
 [disk galaxy], [Spiral galaxy], [elliptical galaxy], [irregular galaxy] (*),
[dwarf spheroidal galaxy] (*), [ring galaxy]/[Hoag's object]
 [Hubble classification system],
[Yerkes classification system]
 [Magellanic Cloud], [Local Group], [M31]/[Andromeda]
 [low surface brightness galaxy]
 [TullyFisher relation],
[Dnsigma relation] (*), [Fundamental plane] (*),
[virial theorem]
 Active Galaxies: [Active Galactic Nuclei]/[AGN], [Seyfert Galaxy], [quasar],
[BL Lacertae objects], [blazar], [black hole],
[Blandford Znajek process], [astrophysical jets],
[radio galaxy]
 [supercluster], [Local supercluster],
[Virgo supercluster], [Abell Cluster],
[Coma Cluster]
 [Cosmology]
 [Measuring distances in astronomy]
 [big bang],[inflation]/[cosmological inflation]
(or [steadystate cosmology] (*)/[Fred Hoyle])
 [The first three minutes]/[big bang nucleosynthesis], [deuterium]
 [Microwave Background Radiation]: [recombination], [anisotropy], [SunyaevZeldovich effect]
 [gravitational lensing], [multiplyimaged quasar]
 [redshift]/[z]
 [Lyman alpha forest]
 [dark matter]: [MACHO], [WIMP], [neutrino]
 [Large Scale Structure], [Great Wall]
 [expanding universe], [Hubble's Law], [Hubble constant], [cosmological constant],
[Einstein Static Cosmology], [dark energy]
 [How the universe will end], [The Heat Death of the Universe]
 [Special relativity]
 [Lorentz transformation]
 [Length contraction]
 [Minkowski Space]
 [Spacetime interval]
 [LorentzFitzgerald Contraction]
 [The Relativity of Simultaneity]
 [Time dilation]
 [General relativity]
 [Curved space] and [noneuclidian geometry]
 [Einstein field equations]
 [Quantum mechanics]
 Fundamental ideas and principles
 [Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle]
 [Schrodinger's Equation]
 [Timeindependent Schrodinger Equation]
 [Timedependent Schrodinger Equation] (*)
 [Wave/particle duality]
 [Photoelectric effect]
 [Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics]
 [Pauli Exclusion Principle]
 [Quantum statistical mechanics]
 [Collapsing wavefunctions]
 [Quantum tunnelling]
 Interpretation
 [Copenhagen interpretation]
 [Hidden variables theory]
 [The Schrodinger and Heisenberg Pictures in Quantum Mechanics]
 [The Dirac Formalism of Quantum Mechanics]
 [David Bohm]'s interpretation
 [Philosophical implications of Spontaneous Localization theory]
 [Pictures of Quantum Mechanics]
 [Quantum entanglement] and related subjects
 [Bell's Theorem]
 [EinsteinPodolskyRosen paradox]
 [Quantum nonlocality]
 [Quantum cryptography]
 [Quantum computing]
 [Condensed matter physics]  see also [Solid state physics]
 [Nanotechnology]
 [Xray crystallography] and [Xray diffraction]
 [Lowtemperature physics] (*)
 [Nuclear physics]
 [Particle physics]
 [Standard model]
 [Fermion]
 [Lepton]
 [Electron]
 [Muon]
 [Tauon]
 [Neutrino]
 [Neutron]
 [Proton]
 [Quark]
 [Meson]
 [Boson]
 [W particle]
 [Z particle]
 [Higgs Boson]
 [Antimatter]
 [Quantum Chromodynamics]
 see also [The SubAtomic Physics Project], [quantum mechanics], [quantum field theory]
 [Quantum field theory]
 [Quantum electrodynamics]  see also [Relativistic Electrodynamics]
 [Quantum chromodynamics]
 [Grand Unification Theory]/[Grand Unified Theory]
 [String theory]
 [Superstring Theory]
 [MTheory]
 [Waves]
 [Superposition]
 [Constructive interference]
 [Detructive interference]
 [Coherence Length]
 [Resonance]
 [Standing wave]
 [Refraction]
 [Diffraction]
 [Double slit experiment]
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