1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What is Mainstream Physics?

  1. Dec 28, 2015 #1
    I'm searching on google and I can't find out any definition or explanation of what it is. From other discussion, it appears to be some connection between Mathematics and Physics...
    So I think you guys will know much better what it is.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 28, 2015 #2
    It is all the physics that is currently accepted as valid or at least plausible by working physicists. Usually, if something is published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal, or if it is part of a reputable textbook in physics, then it is seen as mainstream physics.
  4. Dec 28, 2015 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    This is physics practiced by majority of physicists.
  5. Dec 28, 2015 #4
    So much thanks. So it's the same like Physics?
  6. Dec 28, 2015 #5


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes. Generally when someone says "physics" they mean "mainstream physics". The extra qualifier is usually omitted except when we need to make a distinction between mainstream and non-mainstream (which is, loosely, stuff that has not proven its value and usefulness).
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook