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Branches of science: The branches of science, also referred to as sciences, "scientific fields", or "scientific disciplines," are commonly divided into three major groups: Formal sciences: the study of formal systems, such as those under the branches of logic and mathematics, which use an a priori, as opposed to empirical, methodology. Formal sciences include mathematics, machine sciences (e.g.
Branches of physics: Physics deals with the combination of matter and energy. It also deals with a wide variety of systems, about which theories have been developed that are used by physicists.
Branches of Wing Chun: The different branches of the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun can be thought of as describing both the differing traditions and interpretations of Wing Chun, and the teacher-student relationships which perpetuate them. Nearly all extant lineages of Wing Chun, except the Pao Fa Lien and Hek Ki Boen branches, claim to descend from the members of the mid-19th-century Red Boat Opera Company (紅船戲班).
Branches of the Russian Imperial Family: The Russian Imperial Family was split into four main branches named after the sons of Emperor Nicholas I: The Alexandrovichi (with further subdivisions named The Vladimirovichi and The Pavlovichi after two of Alexander II’s younger sons) The Konstantinovichi (descendants of Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich of Russia) The Nikolaevichi (descendants of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia) The Mikhailovichi (descendants of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia)The headship of the Imperial Family is in dispute between Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia of the Vladimirovichi (Alexandrovichi) and Prince Andrew Andreevich of Russia of the Mikhailovichi branch. In the family trees, a ≈ sign represents a union causing an illegitimate child.
Branches of botany: Botany is a natural science concerned with the study of plants. The main branches of botany are commonly divided into three groups: core topics, concerned with the study of the fundamental natural phenomena and processes of plant life, the classification and description of plant diversity; applied topics which study the ways in which plants may be used for economic benefit in horticulture, agriculture and forestry; and organismic topics which focus on plant groups such as algae, mosses or flowering plants.