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A Dictionary of Physics

A Dictionary of Physics

Containing almost 4,000 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative A-Z covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics. This edition has been fully revised and updated and includes recommended web links for ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780198714743
Barcode 9780198714743
Published 2 June 2015 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback, 7th Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Law, Jonathan
Edited by Rennie, Richard
Series Oxford Quick Reference
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ISBN-13 9780198714743
ISBN-10 0198714742
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 2 June 2015
International Publication Date 29 April 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 7th Revised edition
Edition 7th Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Law, Jonathan
Edited by Rennie, Richard
Series Oxford Quick Reference
Category Reference Works
States Of Matter
Optics (Light)
Applied Physics & Special Topics
Number of Pages 672
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 490g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Physics - Dictionaries
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 530.03
Catalogue Code 610694

Description of this Book

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 full revision 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 Physics companion 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 books including 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 the University of Cambridge.

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