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02 May 2009

608 Pages | 120 b & w line drawings

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199560011

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A Dictionary of Physics

Sixth Edition

Edited by John Daintith

  • Over 3,800 clear and concise entries
  • Defines terms used in physics as well as terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry
  • Expanded coverage of applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Physics companion website
  • 10 feature articles on key topics including crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system
  • Detailed appendices include SI units, the electromagnetic spectrum, a timeline of key dates in physics, and a list of Nobel Prize winners

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