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A dictionary of physics.

Author: John Daintith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Here is a thorough revision of a classic desktop reference, bringing readers 3,900 entries--200 new to this edition--that define the terms of this fast-changing field with clarity and without jargon. Daintith provides coverage of all areas of physics and many related fields, including astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. He offers expanded information on applied physics, statistical distributions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Daintith
ISBN: 9780199233991 0199233993 9780199560011 0199560013
OCLC Number: 244417456
Notes: Edited by John Daintith.
Description: 616 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: A Dictionary of Physics --
Atomic Theory Chronology --
The Big-Bang Theory (Feature) --
Cosmology Chronology --
Crystal Defects (Feature) --
Electrical Conductivity in Metals (Feature) --
Electronics Chronology --
Free-electron Theory (Feature) --
Low-temperature Physics (Feature) --
Microscopy Chronology --
Nanophysics (Feature) --
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Feature) --
Quantum Entanglement (Feature) --
Solar System (Feature) --
Optical Astronomical Telescopes (Feature) --
The Greek alphabet --
Fundamental constants --
SI units --
The electromagnetic spectrum --
The periodic table --
The chemical elements --
Nobel prizes in physics --
Chronology.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Other Titles: Physics
Oxford dictionary of physics

Abstract:

Containing more than 3,800 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative A-Z covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics.  Read more...
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