A Dictionary of Physics

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Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Reference - 666 pages
This is the most popular dictionary of physics available, and contains almost 4,000 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts. It also defines many terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With over 200 new entries and fullrevision of the existing text, A Dictionary of Physics is as essential a reference tool as before.The dictionary is generously illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables and it also contains biographies of important scientists. Recommended web links are also included to provide useful and relevant extra information, and are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Physicscompanion web page. Appendices include SI units, the solar system, and the electromagnetic spectrum, plus a list of Nobel Prize winners and a chronology of key dates in physics.This fully revised and updated A-Z is an ideal introduction to the subject for anyone with an interest in physics, and it remains an indispensable reference work for students of physics and physics-related subjects (either at school or at university), and professionals.
 

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Contents

A
1
B
30
C
62
D
120
E
147
F
193
G
218
H
240
R
476
S
519
T
580
U
611
V
619
W
629
X
639
Y
642

I
262
J
285
K
289
L
298
M
331
N
373
O
400
P
413
Q
458
Z
644
The Greek alphabet
647
SI units
648
The electromagnetic spectrum
650
The periodic table
651
The chemical elements
652
Nobel Prizes in physics
654
Chronology
660
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About the author (2015)

Richard Rennie, BSc, MSc, PhD has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several reference booksincluding the Oxford Dictionary of Physics and the Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry. He wrote the Facts on File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics which was published in 2003. He has taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry at various Sixth Form Colleges and is a Senior Invigilator for theUniversity of Cambridge.

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