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A Dictionary of Physics
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Richard Rennie Jonathan Law
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A Dictionary of Physics

Richard Rennie Jonathan Law


Oxford University Press

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Mathematics & Sciences;


704 pages

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Now with over 4,000 entries, this new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, condensed matter, quantum technology, and nanotechnology, with 125 new entries including Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, kilonova, leptoquark, and muscovium. The dictionary's range of appendices, updated for the new edition, includes the periodic table, the electromagnetic spectrum, and a detailed chronology of key dates. 15 new diagrams add to the clarity and accessibility of the text, with 150 line drawings, tables, and graphs in total, and many entries contain recommended web links.

This popular dictionary remains the most up-to-date of its kind: the essential introductory reference tool for students encountering physics terms and concepts, as well as for professionals and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Edited by:   Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   8th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   482g
ISBN:   9780198821472
ISBN 10:   0198821476
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   704
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PrefaceA-Z entriesAppendicesThe Greek alphabetFundamental constantsSI unitsThe electromagnetic spectrumThe periodic tableThe chemical elementsNobel Prizes in physicsChronology

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 other reference books, including 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.Contributors:Editor of the 7th and 8th editions: Richard Rennie BSc, MSc, PhDEditor of the previous editions: John Daintith BSc, PhDAdvisers:B. S. Beckett BSc, BPhil, MA(Ed)R. A. Hands BScMichael Lewis MA Contributors:John Clark, BSCH. M. Clarke MA, MScDerek Cooper PhD, FRICJohn Cullerne DPhilD. E. Edwards BSc, MScDavid Eric Ward BSc, MSc, PhD

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