McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071410489
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/27/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 483
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.06(d)

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Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing.

Table of Contents

How to Use the Dictionaryvii
Fields and Their Scopeix
Pronunciation Keyxi
A-Z Terms1
Equivalents of commonly used units for the U.S. Customary System and the metric system465
Conversion factors for the U.S. Customary System, metric system, and International System466
Internal energy and generalized work470
The fundamental particles471
List of frequently occurring dimensionless groups472
Dimensional formulas of common quantities474
Defining fixed points of the International Temperature Scale474
Primary thermometry methods475
Principal spectral regions and fields of spectroscopy476
Types of particulate system477
Density and speed of sound in selected materials477
Recommended values (1998) of selected fundamental physical constants478
Electromagnetic spectrum479
Types of radioactivity480
Physical properties of crystalline optical materials482
The 14 Bravais lattices483

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