Dictionary of Scientific Principles

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Stephen Marvin
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.  

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Contents

Section 1
491
Section 2
497
Section 3
509
Section 4
515
Section 5
517
Section 6
525
Section 7
527
Section 8
535
Section 17
579
Section 18
591
Section 19
593
Section 20
599
Section 21
611
Section 22
617
Section 23
619
Section 24
623

Section 9
539
Section 10
548
Section 11
549
Section 12
551
Section 13
553
Section 14
559
Section 15
571
Section 16
575
Section 25
625
Section 26
631
Section 27
459
Section 28
469
Section 29
477
Section 30
478
Section 31
479
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Stephen Marvin is the Reference Coordinator at West Chester University and an adjunct professor at the graduate library school of Clarion University. He has worked with Dialog as business services coordinator as well as director of the Dr. Michael Margolies Coatesville Area Public Library. Marvin has obtained several grants to provide guidelines to library consortia in Latin America and copyright training in China. His recent presentations on library consortia development include mentoring and guidelines in Latin America and cooperation between academia, archives, and museums.

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