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Physics, the most fundamental of the natural sciences, forms the basis of study upon which the other branches of science are founded. Physics is concerned with the fundamental behavior of matter and energy. Classical physics encompasses the fields of mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, and optics. Modern physics is concerned with the study of atoms and molecules, atomic nuclei, elementary particles; the properties of liquids, crystalline solids, and other materials; as well as the areas of relativity, cosmology, and the large-scale structure of the universe.