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Title:
A dictionary of physics
Author:
Isaacs, Alan, 1925-
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
546 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"New edition"--Spine.

Rev. ed. of: A concise dictionary of physics. New ed. 1990.
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Concise dictionary of physics.
ISBN:
9780192801036
Format :
Book

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Central Library QC5 .C56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Comprehensive and up to date, this fourth edition is the ideal reference tool for students of physics, either at school or at university. Containing many new entries, and now with biographies of key scientists, it covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts of physics. -- Over 4,000 clear and concise entries -- New entries include group theory, radioisotope imaging, fractional quantum Hall effect, and Lorentz force -- Feature articles on important topics -- Chronologies chart discoveries in main fields of the subject


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Choice Review

Among the many dictionaries of physics, few have been published in the last decade. Any dictionary of such a constantly evolving and changing field published ten years ago will lack definitions in developing areas. Of the many physics dictionaries in the reviewer's reference collection, none defined "wormhole." Oxford has made an effort to keep this dictionary current, publishing a new edition about every five years while keeping the price low. Definitions are clear and vary in length as needed. A few articles on important topics run one to two pages, and there are some biographical entries for important physicists. Line drawings help when needed. This small volume contains a great deal of excellent information. Recommended for all libraries. J. O. Christensen; Brigham Young University


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