Understanding Physics and its Branches

Science is divided into three major branches which refers to natural sciences, formal sciences, and social sciences. Each group has its sub-branches. For example, under the natural sciences, its branch includes physical science. Some of you may think that physical science and physics are the same. However, the two are different. In this article, we will focus more on physics and its branches.

The study of matter, motion, and related concepts belongs to physics. In physics, there are also different laws and theories. The scientific theories needs to be proven that’s why scientists and physicists do a lot of experiments and studies. They do so in order that these theories will be accepted as true and factual. Physics is more on theories.

Branches of Physics

  • Relativity. This is also known as the “theory of relativity”. It refers to the relationship between electromagnetism and mechanics. This theory was proposed by a famous physicist, Albert Einstein.
  • Classical mechanics. This model was named after Isaac Newton. Under this model are branches including dynamics, relativistic mechanics, statistical mechanics, etc.

  • Cosmology. This refers to the study of physics which specifically, the study of how the universe existed.
  • Quantum mechanics. Concepts related to this model are matrix mechanics, quantum tunneling, Planck’s constant, etc. Systems such as the atomic and subatomic are treated with the help of this model.

The above branches of physics mentioned are just a few of its branches. Physics has interdisciplinary fields as well. This fields includes biophysics, geophysics, astrophysics, medical physics, etc. The study of physics is very interesting.