Offers clear explanations of the basic concepts, history, philosophy,
fundamental theories and laws of physics, as well as biographical
entries featuring physicists who have contributed to our knowledge of
the physical world. The set will be useful for physics students<--
>from high school through graduate school<-->and for general readers
exploring the mysteries of everyday life, such as what causes
earthquakes? How do CAT Scans work? or How do clouds form? Articles
are arranged in alphabetical order and include cross-references and
bibliographic references as recent as 1996. Volume one contains a
Reader's Guide which identifies some key entries in the
encyclopedia's plan. A table of symbols and abbreviations is included
at the beginning of each volume to assist readers unfamiliar with any
mathematical or scientific notation that might arise.
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