The Facts on File Dictionary of Physics / Edition 3

The Facts on File Dictionary of Physics / Edition 3

by John Daintith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816039127

ISBN-13: 9780816039128

Pub. Date: 08/01/1999

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Every day brings new discoveries in physics, from the designs of home audio equipment to the capabilities of the newest generation of computers. Geared specifically to the needs of high school students and keyed to school syllabuses, The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics defines terms and concepts relating to all aspects of physical science.

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Every day brings new discoveries in physics, from the designs of home audio equipment to the capabilities of the newest generation of computers. Geared specifically to the needs of high school students and keyed to school syllabuses, The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics defines terms and concepts relating to all aspects of physical science.

Clear, concise, and informative
Completely revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics includes terms of general interest to the high school and general reader. It contains more than 2,500 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the most important and commonly used terms most people will ever need to know, in language that is easy to understand. More than 80 line drawings illustrate complex physical concepts, and extensive cross references ensure the Dictionary's accessibility and ease of use. Tables at the back of the book list symbols for physical quantities, conversion factors, and other frequently consulted information.
New terms focus on the areas of particle physics, cosmology, lowtemperature physics, and quantum theory.
New entries include:
• Higgs boson
• Anthropic principle
• Nonotechnology
• Schràdinger's cat
• Bell's paradox
• Hightemperature superconductivity
• BoseEinstein condensation
• and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816039128
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Facts on File Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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