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A Dictionary of Physics (Oxford Paperback Reference) [Paperback]

John Daintith
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25 Aug 2005 0192806289 978-0192806284 5
This essential reference work is the most popular paperback dictionary of physics available. It contains over 3,500 clear and concise entries, covering all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts, including terms relating to astronomy and astrophysics, and terms relating to physical chemistry. Over 100 diagrams and tables support the text. Feature entries give in-depth analysis of key topics such as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. The dictionary also includes biographies of important scientists, and an invaluable set of appendices. Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling dictionary has been revised to bring it completely up-to-date, with over 250 new entries. New features include an index of useful web links, up-to-date entries on topics such as dark energy, decoherence, quantum computing, and information theory, and chronologies of major discoveries in the main fields of physics, including atomic theory, cosmology, and microscopy An excellent introduction to physics for beginners, and an ideal reference tool for students of physics, either at school or at university.

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 5 edition (25 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192806289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192806284
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 629,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars very useful 9 April 2012
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I found this a very useful book for all of my work and revision as it covers a lot of bases and is brilliant at making sure there is no confusion
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4.0 out of 5 stars Was asking myself what in heaven's name is meant by triboelectricity? 24 Feb 2008
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And this book answered it for me. It says "TRIBOELECTRICITY Static electricy produced as a result of friction." Not a half bad answer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Physics is cool. 3 Dec 2007
By Valerie I. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
This dictionary is great. I highly recommend it. I found that when I am reading science magazines and I don't understand a concept I can just look any concept up in the book and it explains it in a way that I can easily understand. This is a good economical choice it you decide to get your own copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource Tool 27 Jan 2008
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This dictionary is perfect and adds great additional support for university students. Simply put the book is a very good one to have. Especially if you are a Physics student.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough subject! 5 Jan 2008
By MB Futures & Options Newsletter - Published on Amazon.com
Have a PhD in math but now I'm ready to sign up for physics 100. Lets see if I pass?!
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The 3 books I got from you was totally damaged during the mail. The cardboard box the 3 books was sent in was totally spoiled because the box in my opinion was insufficient for the task.
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