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Each of the linked Library of Congress Subject Headings below will execute a subject heading search in the catalog.  After completing your initial catalog search, be sure to look on the left side of the screen for other subject heading ideas and limiters through which you may target your search.

Applied Physics

Applied Physics is the area of physics dealing with solids, mathematics, and quantum theory.  Look for applied physics items in the library under the following:


Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy which treats of the physical or chemical properties of the celestial bodies.


Biophysics is the study of mechanical and electrical properties of the parts of living organisms and the application of physics to biological systems.  

Physics of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

The physics side of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering are those that include the designs and materials that make up infrastructure components--also known as "materials science."  

Nuclear Physics


Nuclear Physics is the branch of physics concerned with atomic nuclei and their interactions, especially in the generation of nuclear energy.

Subjects: Physics
Tags: applied physics, astrophysics, biophysics, engineering physics, nuclear physics

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