Dictionary of Scientific Principles
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 4, 2011 - Science - 648 pages
Dictionary of Scientific Principles presents a unique and timeless collection of (almost) all known rules or laws commonly called principles, identified throughout the history of scientific development, their definition, and use. Exploring a broad range of disciplines, the book first lists more than 2,000 principles organized in a standard alphabetical order, then provides a list of subject headings for which related principles are identified. A staple addition to every library, the dictionary will also be of interest to scientists and general readers.
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So many times there are references in the scientific literature referring to some principle or other as the basis for a study or for proceeding to another step. The Dictionary of Scientific Principles actually has nearly 3,000 basic definitions of principles in mathematics, physics, psychology and even philosophy. Each definition provides the source documents used to develop the definition which is an additional way to find further details relevant to the principle. In addition, the Dictionary of Scientific Principles contains a second section of the various applicatons used for the principles. The definitions are fairly concise and brief. There is no equivalent coverage of all the scientific principles presented. The material is obtained from established scholarly sources used in the various sciences. The content is also rich by providing alternative subject headings used by the same principle or references to other principles which are similar. The Dictionarly of Scientific Principles provides an enhanced way for others within the scientific disciplines for further discovery. Some definitions definitely require the understanding of the particular discipline. Other definitions help clarify what is intended with the related field of study.