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. Readership: Ideal for
students of physics at A-Level and undergraduate level, as well as
students of related science subjects. Also valuable for
professionals and for anyone who comes into contact with physics
terms and concepts.