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Fields of study in Physics

  1. Nov 15, 2006 #1
    What are the different emphasis in physics and where do they take you? I love the whole field and am looking at summer internships, but can't decide on anything more specific in physics. I don't really know what condensed matter physics or nuclear physics or .... (there's so many of them) are relative to one another. What is it that I am actually studying in these fields? Any clarification would be so appreciated!
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    Wikipedia again misses a ton of stuff. Please go to the APS website, and look under Membership Units. These are the actual sub-divisions that all APS members selected as their field of studies.

    When you want official information about physics, go to a professional physics organization.

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