Interdisciplinary Physics Sub-Forum?

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In summary, Daniel was asking where to post a topic that bridged all three subjects. He was pointing out that General Physics is not the right forum for this.
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I have been hanging around the site for awhile, and I noticed their is no place for the inter-discipline portions of physics such as: Atmospheric, Biophysics, and Physical-Chemistry?

I understand these aren't "pure" physics topics, but they do fit under physics still, so why don't we have a forum for these?
 
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^_^physicist said:
I understand these aren't "pure" physics topics, but they do fit under physics still, so why don't we have a forum for these?

Because we would rather not have hundreds of half used forums
 
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Anything that doesn't fit easily within any of the more specific forums, or that crosses disciplines, can be discussed under "General Physics." :smile:
 
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^_^physicist said:
I have been hanging around the site for awhile, and I noticed their is no place for the inter-discipline portions of physics such as: Atmospheric, Biophysics, and Physical-Chemistry?
All these subtopics have very appropriate homes here, in the following forums:
Atmospheric sciences -> Earth Science
Biophysics -> (soft) Condensed Matter (or Biology, depending on context)
Physical Chemistry -> Chemistry
 
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Plus if the physicists get their "interdisciplinary forum", the engineers would want one too! :approve:
 
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Gokul43201 said:
All these subtopics have very appropriate homes here, in the following forums:
Atmospheric sciences -> Earth Science
Biophysics -> (soft) Condensed Matter (or Biology, depending on context)
Physical Chemistry -> Chemistry

I thought he was asking where to post a topic that bridged all three subjects.
 
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I thought he was asking where to post a topic that bridged all three subjects.

Its a little bit of both; however, it would be nice if the proper sub-forums (already discussed) had this as part of their discription, it would make it much easier to decide where to post questions.

Additionally, I think my question was a little misinterpreted. I was thinking about just having a broad "interdisiplinary" sub-forum. Yes, we have forums that cover little tid-bits of each, and general should cover a good deal of this. But general physics is not going to deal with a problem that involves Biological stucture issues, atmospheric issues, physical issues, and/or modeling issues, on a broad scale.

I am requesting, or pointing out (depending on how exactly you would approach answering my question) where would you post questions like this? Or do we need a place to put these questions?

Thanks for your replys (and I know I am new and this does not follow proper edacite (spelling is not my friend today) but it was kind of bugging me).
 
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^_^physicist said:
I am requesting, or pointing out (depending on how exactly you would approach answering my question) where would you post questions like this? Or do we need a place to put these questions?

Just post in a forum and put a note that you're not sure where it should go because of so-and-so. The mentor will check it and move it if there is a more appropriate forum. We all realize that in some cases, it is rather vague to choose one over the other, or that there isn't a clear forum where something should go.

In any case, not knowing exactly where to post something isn't a valid reason to have a forum dedicated to it.

Zz.
 
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You go ahead and post questions/issues frome these "interdisciplinary matters" in General Physics subforum and,if one of the mods considers it's unappropriate there, he/she will move it and of course you'll have to recover it by using the "User CP" link to it, if you can't find it by yourself.

Daniel.
 

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