The Resource A dictionary of physics, edited by Alan Isaacs

A dictionary of physics, edited by Alan Isaacs

Label
A dictionary of physics
Title
A dictionary of physics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alan Isaacs
Title variation
Physics
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This accessible and authoritative reference covers commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics and includes key terms from mathematics, astrophysics, metallurgy, electronics and physical chemistry. This third edition includes 1,000 new entries, with coverage of areas such as particle physics, cosmology, and computer science, and up-to-date entries on topics such as Higgs field, anthropic principle, nanotubes, and nanotechnology. The entries are written in a clear and explanatory style to provide both straightforward definitions and invaluable background information. This approach, combined with an extensive cross-referencing system, enables the reader to place each entry in a broader scientific context. Line drawings are included whenever the meaning of a word can best be conveyed by means of diagram, and a range of tables of essential scientific information is provided. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in this important field of science."--Jacket
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
EUN
Dewey number
530.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC5
LC item number
.D496 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Isaacs, Alan
Series statement
Oxford paperback reference
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  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Fisica (dic enciclopedias)
  • Physik
  • Wörterbuch
  • Englisch
  • Englisch
  • Physik
  • Wörterbuch
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A dictionary of physics, edited by Alan Isaacs
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Publication
Note
  • "Derived from the Concise science dictionary ... first published ... in 1984 (third edition, 1996)"--Preface
  • "First published 1985 as A concise dictionary of physics; second edition 1990"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (474 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033636733
Label
A dictionary of physics, edited by Alan Isaacs
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Derived from the Concise science dictionary ... first published ... in 1984 (third edition, 1996)"--Preface
  • "First published 1985 as A concise dictionary of physics; second edition 1990"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (474 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033636733

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