StarBriefs Plus: A Dictionary of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols in Astronomy, and Related Space Sciences

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 2004 - Science - 1114 pages
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When working in the highly technical fields of astronomy and the related space sciences, the practitioner is constantly confronted with a baffling array of different abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols. The identification and differentiation of these terms is a task which, all too often, can prove to be a near impossible one.With about 200,000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas.Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in common use and/or of general interest have also been included where appropriate.After some thirty years in continuous compilation, verification and updating, this dictionary-style compilation offers also separate sections devoted to Greek letters, mathematical symbols, special signs and characters, as well as entries with a numerical prefix.

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AIA AJ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AICV Applications of Invariance in Computer Vision work
AGTDC Accord General sur les Tarifs Douaniers et le Com
AIEP Additive Inverse Eigenvalue Problem AIJ Activities Implemented Jointly
AINA Arctic Institute of North America AIPULF Association Internationale des Presses Universi
AICB Association Internationale Contre le Bruit Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment
AIP Action Incitative Programmee CNRS q Adaptive
AHM Acutely Hazardous Metal q Adaptive Hypermedia q AHWGP Ad Hoc Working Group on Production

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Heck began developing and teaching Maple courses at the University of Nijmegen in 1987. She is actively involved in the research and development aimed at the integrated computer learning environment Coach for mathematics and science education at the secondary school level.

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