By: Richard Rennie(Editor), Jonathan Law(Editor)
666 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
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.
New to this edition:
- Over 200 new entries, including Feshbach resonance, mean field theory, nanomechanics, and Sagnac effect
- All entries revised and fully updated to reflect the latest scientific knowledge
- The Greek Alphabet
- SI Units
- Fundamental Constants
- The Solar System
- The Electromagnetic Spectrum
- List of Nobel Prize Winners
- Chronology of Key Dates in Physics
- Useful Websites
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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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