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Choose the branch of physics described by each given definition.

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Definitions sourced from lexico.com and wikipedia

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Last updated: March 20, 2020

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Question 1 of 16

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The study of a type of physical interaction that occurs between electrically charged particles.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

Optics

Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 2 of 16

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The science of the origin and development of the universe

Thermodynamics

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Cosmology

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String Theory

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Question 3 of 16

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The branch of physics that deals with the relationships between heat and other forms of energy

Thermodynamics

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Electricity and Magnetism

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Particle Physics

Cosmology

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String Theory

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Question 4 of 16

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The generally accepted and experimentally confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time.

Thermodynamics

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Electricity and Magnetism

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Particle Physics

Cosmology

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String Theory

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Question 5 of 16

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The application of the principles of statistics to the mechanics of a system consisting of a large number of parts having motions that differ by small steps over a large range.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

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General Relativity

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String Theory

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Question 6 of 16

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A theory of gravitation which finds that the observed gravitational effect between masses results from their warping of spacetime

Thermodynamics

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Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

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Special Relativity

General Relativity

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Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 7 of 16

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Describes the motion of macroscopic objects, from projectiles to parts of machinery, and astronomical objects

Thermodynamics

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Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

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String Theory

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Question 8 of 16

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The field of physics that deals with the macroscopic and microscopic physical properties of matter.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

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Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 9 of 16

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The study of rigid matter, or solids, through methods such as quantum mechanics, crystallography, electromagnetism, and metallurgy.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

Optics

Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 10 of 16

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A theoretical framework (i.e. not proven) in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. It describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other; Many physicists consider this subject to be a pseudoscience due to a lack of evidence supporting its validity.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

Optics

Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 11 of 16

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Deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of quantization of energy, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and the correspondence principle.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

Optics

Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 12 of 16

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The physics of atomic nuclei and their interactions, especially in the generation of nuclear energy.

Thermodynamics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

Condensed Matter

Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

Optics

Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 13 of 16

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The branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.

Thermodynamics

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Nuclear Physics

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Cosmology

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String Theory

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Question 14 of 16

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A theoretical framework that combines classical field theory, special relativity, and quantum mechanics but not general relativity's description of gravity.

Thermodynamics

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Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

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Special Relativity

General Relativity

Quantum Field Theory

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Solid State Physics

String Theory

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Question 15 of 16

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The branch of physics that deals with the properties, relationships, and interactions of subatomic particles.

Thermodynamics

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Electricity and Magnetism

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Particle Physics

Cosmology

Astronomy

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General Relativity

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String Theory

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Question 16 of 16

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The branch of physics that studies the behavior and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it.

Thermodynamics

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Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Cosmology

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Special Relativity

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Quantum Field Theory

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Solid State Physics

String Theory

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