Theory of Relativity
Condensed Matter Physics
Physics ( Greek : physis – φύσις meaning " nature ") is a natural science that involves the study of the fundamentals that govern the universe , dimensions , and energy or matter . This has led to the discovery and understanding of the laws and principles which govern the physical universe. More broadly, Physics is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the world and universe behave. One tool which helps with this general analysis is the study of the elementary constituents of the universe and their interactions . Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy .
Title page of the first, 1704, edition of Newton's Opticks . This is a list of important publications in physics , organized by field. Some reasons why a particular publication might be regarded as important: Topic creator – A publication that created a new topic Breakthrough – A publication that changed scientific knowledge significantly Influence – A publication which has significantly influenced the world or has had a massive impact on the teaching of physics . [ edit ] Applied physics [ edit ] Accelerator physics