Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4/Physical sciences

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Vital articles is a list of subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist to track the status of Wikipedia's most essential articles. This is one of eleven Level 4 sub-lists of ten thousand articles and is currently under construction.

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Physical sciences (1,102 articles)

Basics (11 articles)

Measurement (69 articles)

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)

Astronomy (195 articles)

For astronomical instruments, see the Optical Technology section

Astronomical objects (61 articles)

Celestial mechanics and astrometry (38 articles)

Galactic astronomy and extragalactic astronomy (27 articles)

Physical cosmology (16 articles)

Planetary science (14 articles)

Stellar astronomy (31 articles)

Chemistry (272 articles)

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

Chemical substances (220 articles)

Chemical elements (117 articles)

Chemical compounds (85 articles)

General (3 articles)
  1. Chemical compound (Level 3)
    1. Inorganic compound
    2. Organic compound
Inorganic compounds (22 articles)
Organic compounds (6 articles)

Chemical mixtures (18 articles)

Earth science (262 articles)

For specific geographical objects see Geography

Basics (2 articles)

Natural disasters (8 articles)

Earth (164 articles)

Air (59 articles)

Water (29 articles)

Physics (293 articles)

Atomic, molecular and optical physics (23 articles)

Color (17 articles)

Condensed matter physics (25 articles)

Electromagnetism (45 articles)

Mechanics (77 articles)

Nuclear physics (8 articles)

Particle physics (35 articles)

Theory of relativity (8 articles)

Thermodynamics (15 articles)

Waves (17 articles)