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A physics atlas

  1. Dec 19, 2016 #1
    Hello everyone.

    I have been a lurker for a while and i finally decided to join the forum.
    So here's my question: "Is there anything similar to math-atlas.org?"
    For those of you that don't know Math-Atlas is a website that tries to pin down all of the mathematical branches and present them in a simple format - in this case an atlas.
    But i was wondering, is there anything similar for physics?
    It would be really useful for me (and other people as well) to have such a thing
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  3. Dec 19, 2016 #2


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    What do you mean (math-atlas.org is outdated)? If you google images for "physics+maps" you'll find plenty of them.
  4. Dec 19, 2016 #3
    Really? It's outdated? I mostly browse the Archive.org/web/ version and to me it seems fine. When i search for "Physics Maps" on Google, Gmod shows up.
    The most similar thing that i found is this: https://www.quantamagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/iframe/PhysicsMap/
  5. Dec 19, 2016 #4


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    Yes, you're right. It wasn't as easy as I first thought.
    This is a nice one:

    But there are certainly more out there.
  6. Dec 19, 2016 #5
    Try this - I use it a fair amount for quick reference: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/index.html

    The graphical navigation is very nice. Sometimes you have to drill pretty far down in a branch to reach topics with actual content; and here & there it isn't fully built out. In the very few areas I'm familiar with (mostly within electromagnetism), the content has seemed accurate & pithy. However they don't seem to have cites or recommending reading; and I don't know how deep they go in advanced topics; more of a primer? But they do have decent breadth, e.g. a fair amount about CMB under the Cosmology branch, many topics in Sound and Hearing, etc.

    (Also, the graphical navigation doesn't work in Safari on my iPad; however if you scroll down the main page there are equivalent apps you can get for iOS - you have to click on the picture of an atom, but here's the link just in case: http://www.robemerydevelopments.com/GB/iOS_Apps.html )
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  7. Dec 19, 2016 #6
    I should try searching "Physics Branches" and "Fields of Physics".
  8. Dec 19, 2016 #7


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    Fields and physics together will lead to many, many diagrams with a lot of tiny arrows ...
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    Can you describe clearly why this is useful to you?

  10. Dec 20, 2016 #9
    It will help me on deciding what to learn next.
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