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A Dictionary of Physics

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

Eighth edition

Published in print March 2019 | ISBN: 9780198821472
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191860805 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198821472.001.0001
A Dictionary of Physics

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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. Seventeen new diagrams add to the clarity and accessibility of the text, with almost 150 line drawings, tables, and graphs in total.

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.

Book.  4082 pages.  305253 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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