Dictionary of Physics

ISBN-10: 0199233993
ISBN-13: 9780199233991
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: John Daintith
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Description: This is the most popular dictionary of physics available. It contains over 3,800 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts, as well as terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

This is the most popular dictionary of physics available. It contains over 3,800 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts, as well as terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With 200 new entries and expanded coverage in areas including applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience, A Dictionary of Physics is more comprehensive than ever before. The dictionary is generously illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables and it also contains biographies of important scientists. Feature entries provide in-depth analysis of key topics such as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Three feature entries on low-temperature physics, nanophysics, and quantum entanglement are brand new to this edition. Also new to this edition are entry-level web links and a web linked appendix. These recommended web linksare accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Physics companion web page and provide useful and relevant extra information. Appendices include SI units, the solar system, and the electromagnetic spectrum, plus a list of Nobel Prize winners and a chronology of key dates in physics. This fully revised and updated A-Z is an ideal introduction to the subject for anyone with an interest in physics, and it remains an indispensable reference work for students of physics and physics-related subjects (either at school or at university), and professionals.

John Daintith is an editor at Market House Books Ltd.

Preface
Dictionary
Appendices
The Greek Alphabet
SI Units
Fundamental Constants
The Solar System
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
List of Nobel Prize Winners
Chronology of Key Dates in Physics
Useful Websites

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