Featuring over 9,500 entries that define the language of physics, this title includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations; and, provides pronunciations for these terms. It covers such topics as atomic, nuclear, particle, plasma, and solid-state physics; and fluid, quantum statistical, and general mechanics.
This title offers the language of physics at your fingertips. Derived from the world-renowned "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition", this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of physics or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, "The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics, Third Edition" has been extensively revised, with 9,500 entries that fully define the language of physics.It includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations. It provides pronunciations for all terms. It covers such topics as atomic, nuclear, particle, plasma, and solid-state physics; and fluid, quantum statistical, and general mechanics; as well as acoustics, optics, relativity, spectroscopy, and thermodynamics. It includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information. It is based on the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms" - for more than a quarter-of-a-century the standard international reference. Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics, Third Edition" offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.
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Preface Staff How to Use the Dictionary Fields and Their Scope Pronunciation Key A-Z Terms Appendix
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