Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4/Physical sciences

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Physical sciences (1,098 articles)[edit]

Basics (12 articles)[edit]

Measurement (69 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 (59 articles)[edit]

Astronomy (194 articles)[edit]

For astronomical instruments, see the Optical Technology section

Astronomical objects (61 articles)[edit]

Celestial mechanics and astrometry (37 articles)[edit]

Galactic astronomy and extragalactic astronomy (27 articles)[edit]

Physical cosmology (16 articles)[edit]

Planetary science (14 articles)[edit]

Stellar astronomy (31 articles)[edit]

Chemistry (270 articles)[edit]

For biochemistry and chemical biology see the Biology and health sciences section; for chemical industry see the Technology section

Chemical substances (218 articles)[edit]

Chemical elements (117 articles)[edit]

Chemical compounds (83 articles)[edit]

General (3 articles)[edit]
  1. Start-Class article Chemical compound (Level 3)
    1. Start-Class article Inorganic compound
    2. Start-Class article Organic compound

Inorganic compounds (21 articles)[edit]

Organic compounds (6 articles)[edit]

Chemical mixtures (18 articles)[edit]

Earth science (260 articles)[edit]

For specific geographical objects see Geography

Basics (2 articles)[edit]

Natural disasters (8 articles)[edit]

Earth (163 articles)[edit]

Air (58 articles)[edit]

Water (29 articles)[edit]

Physics (293 articles)[edit]

Atomic, molecular and optical physics (23 articles)[edit]

Color (17 articles)[edit]

Condensed matter physics (25 articles)[edit]

Electromagnetism (45 articles)[edit]

Mechanics (77 articles)[edit]

Nuclear physics (8 articles)[edit]

Particle physics (35 articles)[edit]

Theory of relativity (8 articles)[edit]

Thermodynamics (15 articles)[edit]

Waves (17 articles)[edit]