Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science A Complete Reference Guide to Physics, Chemistry and Biology

ISBN-10: 0794500641

ISBN-13: 9780794500641

Edition: 2001

Authors: Corinne Stockley, Chris Oxlade, Jane Wertheim, G. Smith, Kuo Kang Chen

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: EDC Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Mechanics and general physics
Atoms and moleculesp. 4
Forcesp. 6
Energyp. 8
Motionp. 10
Dynamicsp. 12
Turning forcesp. 14
Periodic motionp. 16
Gravitationp. 18
Machinesp. 20
Moecular propertiesp. 22
Densityp. 24
Heat
Temperaturep. 26
Transfer of heatp. 28
Effects of heat transferp. 30
Expansion upon heatingp. 32
Behavior of gasesp. 33
Waves
Wavesp. 34
Reflection, refraction and diffractionp. 36
Wave interferencep. 38
Sound wavesp. 40
Perception of soundp. 42
Electromagnetic wavesp. 44
Lightp. 46
Reflection of lightp. 47
Refraction of lightp. 50
Optical instrumentsp. 54
Electricity and magnetism
Static electricityp. 56
Potential and capacitancep. 58
Electric currentp. 60
Controlling currentp. 62
Semiconductorsp. 65
Electrolysisp. 66
Cells and batteriesp. 68
Magnetsp. 70
Magnetic fieldsp. 72
Electromagnetismp. 74
Electric metersp. 77
Electromagnetic inductionp. 78
Cathode raysp. 80
Atomic and nuclear physics
Atomic structurep. 82
Atomic and nuclear energyp. 84
Radioactivityp. 86
Detecting and measuring radioactivityp. 88
Uses of radioactivityp. 91
Nuclear fission and fusionp. 92
Power from nuclear reactionsp. 94
General physics information
Quantities and unitsp. 96
Equations, symbols and graphsp. 98
Measurementsp. 100
Accuracy and errorsp. 102
Fields and forcesp. 104
Vectors and scalarsp. 108
Numbersp. 109
Circuit symbolsp. 110
Transistors and gatesp. 111
Properties of substancesp. 112
Useful constants and valuesp. 113
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