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Dictionary of Physics
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Jonathan Law Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge)
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Dictionary of Physics

Jonathan Law Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge)


Oxford University Press

Reference works;
Mathematics & Sciences;
States of matter;
Light (optics);
Applied physics


672 pages

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This is the most popular dictionary of physics available, and contains almost 4,000 entries covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts. It also defines many terms from the related fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. With over 200 new entries and full revision of the existing text, A Dictionary of Physics is as essential a reference tool as before. The dictionary is generously illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables and it also contains biographies of important scientists. Recommended web links are also included to provide useful and relevant extra information, and are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Physics companion web page. Appendices include SI units, the solar system, and the electromagnetic spectrum, plus a list of Nobel Prize winners and a chronology of key dates in physics.

This fully revised and updated A-Z is an ideal introduction to the subject for anyone with an interest in physics, and it remains an indispensable reference work for students of physics and physics-related subjects (either at school or at university), and professionals.

Edited by:   Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie (University of Cambridge)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   7th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   490g
ISBN:   9780198714743
ISBN 10:   0198714742
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   April 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Secondary ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Richard Rennie, BSc, MSc, PhD has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several reference books including the Oxford Dictionary of Physics and the Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry. He wrote the Facts on File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics which was published in 2003. He has taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry at various Sixth Form Colleges and is a Senior Invigilator for the University of Cambridge.

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