A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

Type to find tags:
× 235
a special case of the holographic principle. It states that a quantum gravitating theory in Anti-de-Sitter (AdS) space is exactly equivalent to the gauge theory/Conformal Field Theory (CFT…
× 234
To be used for linear algebra, and closely related disciplines such as tensor algebras and maybe clifford algebras.
× 233
solid material whose constituents, such as atoms, molecules or ions, are *arranged in a highly ordered microscopic pattern*, a crystal lattice that extends with regularity in all directio…
× 233
× 232
The property of some materials by which individual atoms decay, emitting energy or particles often transforming into different elements in the process.
× 232 × 231 × 228
Questions related to the Continuum Mechanics Division of Elasticity. The bending of beams, deflection of rods, or in general, applications of Hooke's Law generalized to three dimensions.
× 226
Analysis of a system of bodies where all forces are in balance and there is no motion relative to a chosen reference frame.
× 225 × 223
The study of the movements of a collection of connected bodies subject to external forces in the absence of deformation. This tag should be used for questions on the analysis of 2D/3D dynamics of rigi…
× 223
× 219 × 216
Discrete means as opposed to continuous. For, instance, people may ask questions about discrete electric charges, discrete spacetime, discrete energies, etc. If discretization is vital/essenti…
× 215
For questions involving consideration of the shortest (or longest) path between two points in a curved space (e.g. a straight line between two points on the surface of a sphere such as the earth).
× 214
× 213
the unknown form of energy that drives the acceleration of the universe's expansion.
× 213
the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats, and the inverse of the spatial frequency or wavenumber. Determined by consideri…
× 212
Techniques and methods for computing, estimating, or placing bounds on the errors of expressions (formulas) based on knowledge of error distributions, error intervals or bounds of variables and parame…
× 212
× 212
the study of electric circuits and electrical components, and the design of useful devices. Some questions in this tag may be more appropriate for the [Electrical Engineering(http://ele…
× 211
Could refer to (1) A hydrogen molecule; two hydrogen atoms bonded together or (2) A hydrogen atom; One electron electromagnetically interacting with a nucleus made of a single proton. Hydrogen atoms a…
× 211
The quark model postulates that the hadrons such as protons and neutrons have an inner structure; quarks.
× 209
A fundamental and empirical law quantifying the electrostatic force between two charges.
× 208
Use "buoyancy" for any question where an object is suspended or submerged in a fluid. Buoyant force is the force that acts upward on a partially or completely submerged object.
× 208
The study of the physical processes and properties of the planet Earth. Applicable to many subjects about Earth, such as its shape, its magnetic field, and ocean currents.
× 205 × 198
A linear operator (including a matrix) acting on a non-zero *eigenvector* preserves its direction but, in general, scales its magnitude by a scalar quantity *λ* called the *eigenvalue* or characteri…
× 198 × 196
The observed behavior in which light falling on certain metals can eject electrons from the surface.
× 195
Many body covers questions about systems consisting of a great number of particles and techniques used to tackle them.
× 194
× 193
must be answered in a manner that can be understood by a general audience with at most a basic understanding of physics, mathematics and related sciences. Apply it to questions w…
× 193 × 193 × 193
Numbers of the form $\{z= x+ i\,y:\;x,\, y\in\mathbb{R}\}$ where $i^2 = -1$. Useful especially as quantum mechanics, where system states take complex vector values.