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70 Physics (General)

Includes general research topics related to mechanics, kinetics, magnetism, and electrodynamics. For specific areas of physics see categories 71 through 77. For related instrumentation see 35 Instrumentation and Photography; for geophysics, astrophysics, or solar physics see 46 Geophysics; 90 Astrophysics; or 92 Solar Physics.


Physics – The science that studies the elementary principles and laws of nature.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : The elements of physics as they relate to aeronautics, astronautics, and the aerospace sciences.

Selective Interest : The elements of physics from all fields that might have potential aerospace applications.

Negative Interest : Nuclear physics for weaponry, large-scale commercial electricity generation, and other applications not having aerospace potential.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • antigravity
  • Brownian movement
  • chaos
  • dynamics (physics)
  • electromagnetic radiation (theory)
  • electromagnetism
  • electrostatics
  • ferromagnetism
  • field theory (physics)
  • kinetics
  • magnetism
  • many-body problems
  • mechanics (theory and analysis)
  • physics
  • solitary waves