Physicist's Desk Reference (Google eBook)

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E. Richard Cohen, David Lide, George Trigg
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 27, 2003 - History - 888 pages
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This new edition of the AIP Physics Desk Reference has been thoroughly updated and modernized to reflect new developments in the decade since the publication of the second edition. Data, references and bibliographies have been updated completely, and new chapters have been added on environmental physics, electricity and magnetism, elementary particle physics, fluid dynamics, nonlinear physics, particle accelerators, polymer physics, and quantum theory, as well as a concluding chapter on practical laboratory data. An indispensable tool for the researcher, professional and student, the AIP Physics Desk Reference provides concise compilation of the most frequently used data and formulae in physics, astrophysics, and related fields. This new edition: Is totally restructured and revised, with new contributors and editors Contains more than 40% more information than the previous edition Includes several completely new chapters on developing subfields Offers completely updated and expanded data, references, and bibliographies Has over 212 tables and 125 figures Includes a final chapter on techniques of acquiring and processing laboratory data. The editors are all well known for their involvement with physics reference works: E. Richard Cohen was the founding chairman of the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants and for many years the chairman of the IUPAP Commission on Fundamental Constants, David Lide was the founding editor of the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, and George Trigg is an editor of the Encyclopedia of Physics and the Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. This is a major revision of a classic, best-selling reference. Originally published by the American Institute of Physics as the Physics Vade Mecum, this third edition has been completely updated to reflect current modern physics. It is a concise compilation of the most frequently used physics data and formulae with their derivations, and this edition conta

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Symbols Units and Nomenclature
Mathematical Basics
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Atomic and Molecular Collision Processes
Atomic Spectroscopy
Biological Physics
Medical Physics
Molecular Spectroscopy and Structure
Nonlinear Physics and Complexity
Nuclear Physics
Particle Accelerators and Storage Rings
Plasma Physics
Polymer Physics

Earth Ocean and Atmosphere Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Elementary Particles
Fluid Dynamics
Quantum Theory
Solid State Physics
Surfaces and Films
Thermodynamics and Thermophysics
Practical Laboratory Data

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Page 6 - When the mole is used, the elementary entities must be specified and may be atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, other particles, or specified groups of such particles.
Page 5 - The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10~7 newton per metre of length.
Page 6 - The candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 x 1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of (1/683) watt per steradian.
Page 5 - The second is the duration of 9, 192, 631, 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium- 133 atom (13th CGPM, 1967).
Page 5 - The kilogram is the unit of mass; it is equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram.
Page 5 - The kelvin, unit of thermodynamic temperature, is the fraction 1/273, 16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water.

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Lide, Former Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Bethesda, Maryland.

George L. Trigg, an internationally experienced and qualified senior editor in "Physics," lives in New Paltz/New York. For many years he was co-editor of the most renowned expert journal in "Physics," "Physical Review Letters," George L. Trigg also was the editor-in-chief of the "Encyclopedia of Applied Physics,

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