# Pure Physics Research

A Pure Physics Research activity is a Theoretical Research Activity that employs mathematical models to model physical systems.

**Context:**- It can range from being a Classical Pure Physics Research to being a Modern Pure Physics Research.

**Example(s):**- Classical Mechanics Research,
- Continuum Mechanics Research,
- Solid Mechanics Research,
- Quantum Mechanics Research,
- Statistical Physics Research,
- Condensed Matter Physics Research,
- Thermodynamics Research,
- Electromagnetism Research
- Field Theory Research
- Fluid Mechanics Research,
- Fluid Dynamics Research,
- General Relativity Research,
- Special Relativity Research,

**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Research Activity, Academic Course, Academic Degree, University.

## References

### 2019

- (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theoretical_physics Retrieved:2019-8-31.
**Theoretical physics**is a branch of physics that employs mathematical models and abstractions of physical objects and systems to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena. This is in contrast to experimental physics, which uses experimental tools to probe these phenomena.The advancement of science generally depends on the interplay between experimental studies and theory. In some cases, theoretical physics adheres to standards of mathematical rigour while giving little weight to experiments and observations.

^{[1]}For example, while developing special relativity, Albert Einstein was concerned with the Lorentz transformation which left Maxwell's equations invariant, but was apparently uninterested in the Michelson–Morley experiment on Earth's drift through a luminiferous aether.Conversely, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for explaining the photoelectric effect, previously an experimental result lacking a theoretical formulation.^{[2]}

- ↑ There is some debate as to whether or not theoretical physics uses mathematics to build intuition and illustrativeness to extract physical insight (especially when normal experience fails), rather than as a tool in formalizing theories. This links to the question of it using mathematics in a less formally rigorous, and more intuitive or heuristic way than, say, mathematical physics.
- ↑ "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-09.