Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded/Physical sciences

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Physical sciences (1073 articles)[edit]

Basics (9 articles)[edit]

Measurement (73 articles)[edit]

This list contains units of measurement and articles on metrology. For the measured quantities (see the Science and Mathematics sections. For timekeeping and navigation (see the Everyday Life and Technology sections. For measurement errors (see the Statistics section in Mathematics.

Units of measurement (61 articles)[edit]

Angle (3 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Degree
  2. C-Class article Radian
  3. Start-Class article Steradian

Dimension (13 articles)[edit]

Area (2 articles

  1. C-Class article Acre
  2. C-Class article Hectare

Length (9 articles)

  1. B-Class article Astronomical unit
  2. C-Class article Cubit
  3. C-Class article Foot
  4. C-Class article Inch
  5. B-Class article Light-year
  6. B-Class article Metre
  7. B-Class article Mile
  8. C-Class article Nautical mile
  9. B-Class article Parsec

Volume (2 articles)

  1. C-Class article Gallon
  2. B-Class article Litre

Electromagnetism (11 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Ampere
  2. C-Class article Farad
  3. C-Class article Coulomb
  4. Start-Class article Henry
  5. C-Class article Hertz
  6. Start-Class article Ohm
  7. C-Class article Siemens (unit)
  8. Start-Class article Tesla
  9. Start-Class article Volt
  10. C-Class article Watt
  11. C-Class article Weber

Light (3 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Candela
  2. C-Class article Lumen
  3. C-Class article Lux

Mechanics (13 articles)[edit]

Energy, force and pressure (5 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Calorie
  2. Start-Class article Electronvolt
  3. C-Class article Joule
  4. Start-Class article Newton
  5. C-Class article Pascal

Mass (7 articles)

  1. C-Class article Atomic mass unit
  2. C-Class article Avoirdupois
  3. Good article Kilogram
  4. B-Class article Ton
  5. B-Class article Pound
  6. Start-Class article Ounce
  7. C-Class article Troy weight

Velocity (1 article)

  1. B-Class article Knot (unit)

Quantity (3 articles)[edit]

Amount of substance (1 article)

  1. C-Class article Mole (unit)

Data (2 articles)

  1. C-Class article Byte
  2. C-Class article Bit

Radioactivity (3 articles)[edit]

  1. C-Class article Becquerel
  2. Start-Class article Gray
  3. C-Class article Sievert

Temperature (3 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Celsius
  2. C-Class article Fahrenheit
  3. B-Class article Kelvin

Time (7 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Second
  2. Start-Class article Minute
  3. Start-Class article Hour
  4. C-Class article Day
  5. B-Class article Week
  6. B-Class article Month
  7. C-Class article Year

Other (2 articles)[edit]

  1. B-Class article Decibel
  2. Stub-Class article Katal

Astronomy (209 articles)[edit]

For astronomical instruments (see Technology > Optical

Basics (8 articles)[edit]

Astronomical objects (65 articles)[edit]

Celestial mechanics and astrometry (54 articles)[edit]

Galactic astronomy and extragalactic astronomy (29 articles)[edit]

Physical cosmology (13 articles)[edit]

Planetary science (8 articles)[edit]

Stellar astronomy (32 articles)[edit]

Chemistry (261 articles)[edit]

For biochemistry and chemical biology see Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded/Biology and health sciences; for chemical industry see Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded/Technology

Basics (47 articles)[edit]

Analytical chemistry (5 articles)[edit]

Chemical substances (209 articles)[edit]

Chemical elements (122 articles)[edit]

Chemical compounds (74 articles)[edit]

Chemical mixtures (13 articles)[edit]

Earth science (256 articles)[edit]

For specific geographical objects see Geography

Basics (1 article)[edit]

Natural disasters (6 articles)[edit]

Earth (158 articles)[edit]

Geomorphology (49 articles)[edit]

  1. Start-Class article Geomorphology
  2. C-Class article Erosion
  3. C-Class article Weathering

Landforms (46 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Land (Level 2)
  2. B-Class article Continent
  3. Start-Class article Landform
  4. Start-Class article Escarpment
  5. C-Class article Hill
  6. Start-Class article Mesa
  7. C-Class article Mountain
  8. Start-Class article Mountain range
  9. Start-Class article Plain
  10. Start-Class article Plateau
  11. Stub-Class article Promontory
  12. Start-Class article Sedimentary basin
  13. C-Class article Valley

Fluvial landforms (9 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Alluvial fan
  2. Start-Class article Beach
  3. Start-Class article Canyon
  4. Start-Class article Cliff
  5. C-Class article Floodplain
  6. C-Class article Meander
  7. Start-Class article Oasis
  8. Stub-Class article Rapid
  9. Start-Class article Waterfall

Glacial landforms (2 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Glacial landform
  2. C-Class article Fjord

Caves (2 articles)

  1. B-Class article Cave
  2. Start-Class article Karst

Oceanic and coastal landforms (11 articles)

  1. Good article Abyssal plain
  2. C-Class article Atoll
  3. Start-Class article Bay
  4. C-Class article Coast
  5. Start-Class article Continental shelf
  6. B-Class article Coral reef
  7. Start-Class article Lagoon
  8. B-Class article Oceanic trench
  9. C-Class article Peninsula
  10. Start-Class article Island
  11. Good article Seamount

Volcanic landforms (4 articles)

  1. B-Class article Delisted good article Volcano
  2. Good article Former featured article Geyser
  3. Start-Class article Hotspot
  4. C-Class article Mid-ocean ridge

Aeolian landforms (2 articles)

  1. C-Class article Aeolian processes
  2. Start-Class article Dune

Artificial landforms (3 articles)

  1. Start-Class article Artificial island
  2. Start-Class article Land reclamation
  3. Start-Class article Polder

Biomes (20 articles)[edit]

Pedology (7 articles)[edit]

Air (61 articles)[edit]

Water (30 articles)[edit]

Physics (265 articles)[edit]

Atomic (molecular and optical physics (20 articles)[edit]

Condensed matter physics (24 articles)[edit]

Electromagnetism (40 articles)[edit]

Mechanics (76 articles)[edit]

Nuclear physics (10 articles)[edit]

Particle physics (35 articles)[edit]

Theory of relativity (7 articles)[edit]

Thermodynamics (15 articles)[edit]

Waves (17 articles)[edit]