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Macmillan encyclopedia of physics

Title
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics / John S. Rigden, editor in chief.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996.
Description
4 volumes (lxxx, 1881 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Other contributors
Rigden, John S.
Portion of title
Encyclopedia of physics
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of physics
  • Basic concepts
  • Basic phenomena
  • Biographies
  • - Devices and equipment
  • Discussion topics
  • Effects
  • Electric circuits and electronics
  • Fundamental constants
  • Fundamental theories
  • Historical topics
  • Laws
  • Observed phenomena
  • Particles
  • Principles
  • Space
  • States of matter
  • Subdisciplines
  • Theorems
  • Glossary
  • Index.
Summary
Offers clear explanations of the basic concepts, history, philosophy, fundamental theories and laws of physics, as well as biographical entries featuring physicists who have contributed to our knowledge of the physical world. The set will be useful for physics students from high school through graduate school and for general readers exploring the mysteries of everyday life, such as: What causes earthquakes?; How do CAT Scans work?; or, How do clouds form? Articles are arranged in alphabetical order and include cross-references and bibliographic references as recent as 1996. Volume one contains a Reader's Guide which identifies some key entries in the encyclopedia's plan. A table of symbols and abbreviations is included at the beginning of each volume to assist readers unfamiliar with any mathematical or scientific notation that might arise. The 4-volume set offers readers clear explanations for the phenomena, concepts, and laws that are the foundation of every other branch of science from astronomy to zoology. The entries are written to let readers satisfy their curiosity without becoming lost in high-level jargon. Specifically written to supplement the high school physics curriculum, the Encyclopedia satisfies the informational needs of a broad range of readers.
Awards
Choice outstanding academic book.
Subject headings
Physics--Encyclopedias.
Genre heading
Reference works. Encyclopedias. Encyclopedias. Reference works.
ISBN
0028973593 (set) 9780028973593 (set) 0028645863 (v. 1) 9780028645865 (v. 1) 0028645871 (v. 2) 9780028645872 (v. 2) 0028645898 (v. 4) 9780028645896 (v. 4) 0028657039 (suppl. hardcover ; alk. paper) 9780028657035 (suppl. hardcover ; alk. paper) 002864588X 9780028645889

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