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Published: 21 March 2019

704 Pages | c.150 line drawings


ISBN: 9780198821472

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A Dictionary of Physics

Eighth Edition

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

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  • Over 4,000 updated entries defining terms from all aspects of physics, as well as related fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry.
  • 125 new entries, particularly in the areas of cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics, including Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, kilonova, leptoquark, and muscovium.
  • Detailed appendices, updated for the new edition, include the periodic table, the electromagnetic spectrum, and a detailed chronology of key dates.
  • 15 new diagrams add to the clarity and accessibility of the text, with 150 line drawings, tables, and graphs in total.
  • Up-to-date recommended web links accessible via the dictionary's companion website.

New to this Edition:

  • 125 new entries reflecting recent scientific progress in the field, particularly in areas such as cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics.
  • Totalling 4,000 fully revised and updated entries.
  • New entries include: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, kilonova, leptoquark, and muscovium.
  • 15 new diagrams, bringing the dictionary's total to 150, and updated appendices.
  • Recommended up-to-date web links for many entries, accessed via the companion website.

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