Encyclopedia of Physics

Encyclopedia of Physics

Book - 2004
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Features six hundred cross-referenced entries and eleven essays that explore such topics as the operation of physics, the relationship of physics and mathematics, and the nature of theories.

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Attempting to provide students and general readers with a grasp of the current conceptual understandings underlying physics, Ray (visiting professor of physics, Catholic U. of America) presents approximately 600 cross-referenced entries, from "aberration" to "Zeeman effect." In addition to conceptual entries, a "rather arbitrary" sampling of physics institutions and physicist biographies are included in the encyclopedia. Although the emphasis is not on the history or development of the field, 11 longer essays examine fundamental themes such as the place of physics in the hierarchical structure of science, the relationship between physics and metaphysics, and the nature of theories. Appendixes provide a bibliography and a list of the Nobel Laureates in physics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2004
ISBN: 9780816049745
Branch Call Number: R 530.03 ROS
Characteristics: xii, 386 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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