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Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you?re a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of physics or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts.
Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics, Third Edition:
Has been extensively revised, with 9,500 entries that fully define the language of physics
Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations
Provides pronunciations for all terms
Covers such topics as atomic, nuclear, particle, plasma, and solid-state physics; and fluid, quantum statistical, and general mechanics; as well as acoustics, optics, relativity, spectroscopy, and thermodynamics
Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information
Is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms ? for more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference
Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics, Third Edition offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.