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The Resource Macmillan encyclopedia of physics, John S. Rigden, editor in chief

Macmillan encyclopedia of physics, John S. Rigden, editor in chief

Label
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics
Title
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics
Statement of responsibility
John S. Rigden, editor in chief
Title variation
Encyclopedia of physics
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530/.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC5
LC item number
.M15 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
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Rigden, John S
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  • Physics
  • Physics
Label
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics, John S. Rigden, editor in chief
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • v. 1. A-D -- v. 2. E-L -- v. 3. M-R -- v. 4. S-Z. Index
Control code
35269891
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780028973593
Isbn Type
(set)
Lccn
96030977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Macmillan encyclopedia of physics, John S. Rigden, editor in chief
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • v. 1. A-D -- v. 2. E-L -- v. 3. M-R -- v. 4. S-Z. Index
Control code
35269891
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780028973593
Isbn Type
(set)
Lccn
96030977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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