Dictionary of Pure and Applied Physics

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ISBN 9780849328909
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  • Contains over 3,000 terms from the range of pure and applied disciplines
  • Offers self-contained definitions supported by equations and diagrams where appropriate
  • Features definitions authored by leading scientists from research and academic institutions around the world
  • Reflects the current state of the art - includes terms from new and emerging technologies
  • Summary

    Clear, precise definitions of scientific terms are crucial to good scientific and technical writing-and to understanding the writings of others. Whether you are a physicist, engineer, mathematician, or technical writer, whether you work in a research, academic, or industrial setting, we all have the occasional need for comprehensible, working definitions of scientific terms.

    To meet that need, CRC Press proudly announces publication of the Dictionary of Pure and Applied Physics-the first published volume of CRC's Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics. Authored by eminent scientists from around the world, offers concise, authoritative definitions of more than 3,000 terms covering a range of pure and applied disciplines:

    acoustics biophysics
    communications electricity electronics
    geometrical optics low-temperature physics magnetism medical physics physical optics

    The editor has taken care to ensure each entry is as self-contained as possible, to include terms from the frontiers of technology, and to omit obsolete terms that can clutter a search. The result is a lucid, accessible, and convenient reference valuable to both the novice and the seasoned professional.

    Table of Contents

    Instrumentation and Measurement Science
    Low-Temperature Physics
    Solid-State Physics
    Technical Physics