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50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

List the physics ideas that you think are the most important in the field. These are taken from the book "50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know" by Joanne Baker. I tried to allow for different answer variations, but I am no physicist, so if there are variations that weren't accepted that you think should of, mention it in the comments and I will consider adding it to the accepted answers.
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Last updated: March 18, 2014
First submittedMarch 18, 2014
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List all the ideas that you think are the most important that were listed in the book. The hints are the condensed ideas from the book. They can be actual ideas or things. For example the theory of evolution would be an idea in biology and atoms would be a thing in physics (atoms are not on the list, by the way). Note: I do not necessarily agree with the list, this is based on the opinion of the author.
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Mass matters for motion
Mach's principle
2
Motion captured
Newton's laws of motion
3
Law of the worlds
Kepler's laws
4
Mass attraction
Newton's laws of gravitation
5
Indestructible energy
Conservation of energy
6
The science of swing
Simple harmonic motion
7
Elastic fantastic
Hooke's Law
8
Pressure cooker physics
Ideal gas law
9
Law of disorder
Second law of Thermodynamics
10
The big chill
Absolute zero
11
An invisible microscopic dance
Brownian motion
12
Order in chaos
Chaos theory
13
Arteries and aerodynamics
Bernoulli equation
14
Beyond the rainbow
Newton's theory of colour
15
Wave progression
Huygens' principle
16
Light finds the shortest path
Snell's law
17
Spotting structure
Bragg's Law
18
Interfering light waves
Fraunhofer diffraction
19
Perfect pitch
Doppler effect
20
Circuit theory
Ohm's law
21
Induction rules
Fleming's right hand rule
22
...and so there was light
Maxwell's equations
23
Energy budget
Planck's law
24
Photon bullets
Photoelectric effect
25
Here, there, but not everywhere
Schrodinger's wave equation
 
Hint
Answer
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Know your limits
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
27
You choose
Copenhagen interpretation
28
Dead or alive?
Scrodinger's cat
29
Instant messaging
The EPR paradox
30
Is this seat taken?
Pauli's exclusion principle
31
Resistance is futile
Superconductivity
32
The hard core
Rutherford's atom
33
Mirror image matter
Antimatter
34
Splitting the atom
Nuclear fission
35
Star power
Nuclear fusion
36
All in the family
Standard model
37
Three-pronged approach
Feynman diagrams
38
Swimming against the tides
The God Particle
39
Universal harmonies
String theory
40
Motion is relative
Special relativity
41
Warped space-time
General relativity
42
Light traps
Black holes
43
Our finite universe
Olbers' paradox
44
The expanding universe
Hubble's law
45
The ultimate explosion
The Big Bang
46
Cosmic growth spurt
Cosmic inflation
47
Dark side of the universe
Dark matter
48
The fifth force
Cosmological constant
49
Is there anybody out there?
Fermi paradox
50
The just so universe
Anthropic principle
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2017
I like the quiz idea but the hints are too far from the actual statement to make them valid. E.g. mirror image matter. A reflection shows the same aesthetic yet reversed from left to right, which could imply different spin but in no way suggests opposite charge. I suggest another quiz with fewer answers and better hints.
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2017
Not to mention "Know your limits", not a great hint for a theory that states you cannot know the momentum and position of the particle.
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2018
Most of the time I had no idea what was asked of me ( regardless if I knew the asnwer) I like the subject, but yes, fewer questions and a bit more specified clues please :)
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