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The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics, Fourth Edition
  • Authored by: John Daintith
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0949-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 530.03
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 288

Summary

Praise for the previous editions:
"...clear and concise definitions cover almost everything in physics...plus line drawings illustrate sometimes hard to understand concepts...the definitions are far superior to those contained in academic texts used in classrooms."—Concise Book Reviews

The Facts On File Dictionary of Physics, Fourth Edition clearly explains the language and terms that play an integral part in this important branch of science. Completely updated and revised, this edition includes approximately 320 new entries, new line illustrations, new pronunciation symbols, a listing of websites, and a bibliography. Current entries and back matter have been revised accordingly. Covering every aspect of physical science, this comprehensive reference is the perfect companion to the other three new dictionaries in The Facts On File Science Dictionary series.

New entries include:

  • Age of the universe
  • Black hole
  • Cosmology
  • Exotic nuclei
  • Instability
  • Maxwell's demon
  • Quasar
  • Sonic boom
  • Variable star
  • Z-boson
  • and more.

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Reviews and Awards

"...the definitions are concise and easy for most secondary and undergraduate students to understand...New to each edition is the inclusion of pronunciations for terms that are not in everyday use."
Christian Library Journal

"...belongs in high school, undergraduate, and public libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"...[an] accessible, yet specialized dictionary..."
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