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Table of articles by quality and importanceEdit
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Always on-going tasksEdit
- Assess the quality and importance of "unassessed" articles
- Re-assess the quality and importance of "Mid" and "Low" importance articles
A scale for rating the quality of Wikipedia articles with detailed description can be found at Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Assessment.
- Top: Fundamental and famous physics. Any physics article listed in Wikipedia:Vital articles or Wikipedia:Core topics - 1,000.
- High: Important or famous. Something an undergraduate physics major could have heard of or studied.
- Mid: Cover articles that pretty much only people in the know heard about, while not being over-specialized.
- Low: Everything else
- Top: People who made fundamental or very famous contributions to physics in general.
- Examples: Albert Einstein (foundation of special and general relativity), Marie Curie (discovery of radioactivity), Niels Bohr (Bohr's model), Ernest Rutherford (discovery of the nucleus), James Chadwick (discovery of neutron), Richard Feynman (foundation of quantum electrodynamics), Isaac Newton (foundation of classical mechanics), Galileo Galilei (invention of the telescope, amongst other things), Nicolaus Copernicus (Copernican model), Johannes Kepler (Kepler's Laws), James Clerk Maxwell (Maxwell's Equations)...
- High: People who made major or famous contributions within their field (usually, but not always, people with effects or experiments named after them).
- Mid: Generally people who made important contributions to their fields who are recognized by their peers. All physicists who won major prizes or awards besides the Nobel Prize. All physicists who developed or invented widely used techniques within physics.
- Top: The Physics article, along with major divisions of theory (e.g., List of basic physics topics) and research:
- Examples: Classical electrodynamics, Classical mechanics, Quantum mechanics, General relativity, Optics, Solid state physics, Condensed matter physics, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, Particle physics, Astrophysics, ...
- High: Important topics within "top importance fields":
- Classical Mechanics: Torque, Centripetal force, Centrifugal force, Coriolis force, ...
- Classical Electrodynamics: Electric field, Magnetic field, Lorentz force, ...
- Thermodynamics: Pressure, Enthalpy, Fermi–Dirac distribution, Bose–Einstein distribution...
- Solid-state physics: Band theory, Crystallography, Doping, Diode, phonon, ...
- Quantum field theory: Symmetry, Feynman diagrams, CPT invariance, ...
- Physical Constants: Elementary charge, Planck's constant, fine-structure constant, speed of light, ...
- Elementary Particles: Leptons, force carriers, hadrons (baryons, mesons), atoms, neutrinos, the individual quarks, antimatter...
- Mid: Subdivisions of "high importance" physics categories:
- Crystallography: Bragg diffraction, Miller indices, Crystal structure, Reciprocal lattice...
- Optics: Polarization, plane wave, nonlinear optics, Brewster's angle, ...
- Quantum Electrodynamics: Self-energy, Self-interaction, Yukawa potential,...
- Particle physics: Most hypothetical elementary particles, most composite particles.
- Quasiparticles: magnon, soliton, polaron, polariton, ...
- Low: Further subdivisions of fields, disproved or abandoned theories:
- Particle physics: hypothetical composite particles; hypothetical elementary particle which are not predicted by any currently mainstream theory (e.g. preon).
- Top: Famous experiments, first discoveries of major phenomena, first measurements of a fundamental constant (please update experimental physics accordingly).
- High: Common undergraduate experiments, or important or famous industry methods:
- Mid: Typical experiments performed in "mid importance" topics, famous refinements to the measurements of a fundamental constant or properties of a material, well known industry methods:
- Examples: Z-scan technique
- Top: Important and well known theories:
- Top: Key equations of top rated theories. Very well known equations.
- Examples: E = mc²
- High: Major or famous equations:
- Examples:Drag equation
- Examples: CERN
- High: Major or famous institutes and laboratories:
- Examples: KEK
- Top: None
- High: Famous landmark papers and publications.
- Mid:High impact physics journals. Books famous enough to be known by their author only to most of the physics community. Famous popular science publications.
- Top: Very important instruments, which entire fields of science are based on:
- High: Important instruments
- Mid: Important instruments within specialized fields:
- Top: Fundamental or very famous physics and physics related topics
- Top: Important elements:
- Top: Top X visited sites
- Examples: Most will also be represented already, but it is a good check
- High: Major or famous phenomena
- High: Common units
- Top: Lists of "fundamental" stuff:
- High: List of physicists.
- High: List of SI, cgs, and non-SI units approved by the BIPM.
- Mid: Lists of "important" stuff:
- List of material-specific constants
- Lists of material-specific properties
- Lists of isotopes by elements
- The following highlights current issues. Feel free to either add the issues you've identified, or to strike them as they've been resolved.