On Evolution Of Physics: From Newton’s time all the way to 20th Century

Isaac Newton (Second half of the 17th Century)

  • Mechanics and Gravity
  • Properties of Solids (e.g., Elasticity), Liquids, Gases
  • Thermodynamics
  • Sound and Wave
  • Properties of Light
James Clark Maxwell (19th century)
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Waves
Late 19th and early 20th Century
  • Statistical Mechanics
First half of the 20th Century
  • Theory of Relativity (Special and General)
  • Atomic Theory
  • Quantum Theory, Quantum Field Theory (Paul Dirac), Quantum Electrodynamics (Richard Feynman)
  • Nuclear Physics
Second half of the 20th Century
  • High Energy Physics
  • Cosmology and Astrophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Quantum Information Theory

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