McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics

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9780071439558: McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics

Hundreds of well-illustrated articles explore the most important fields of science.

Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Fifth Edition, the most widely used and respected science reference of its kind in print, the new Concise Encyclopedia Series delivers:

* Detailed, well-illustrated explanations, not just definitions
* Hundreds of concise yet authoritative articles in each volume
* An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and intersting to non-specialists
* A portable, convenient format
* Bibliographies, appendices, and other information to supplement the articles

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Serious Physics, In a Nutshell

There is no better or more authoritative vehicle for staying up to speed with today's physics than the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics. Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, this vital reference provides brief yet substantive articles from scientists and engineers at the forefront of their fields, including Nobel Prize winners, summarizing the state of the art in physics today.

Learned enough for professional users, yet written in clear, simple language that will appeal to students and general readers wanting to explore the exciting developments in contemporary physics, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics:

  • Features over 900 articles encompassing the scope of physics today
  • Puts the world of physics at your fingertips, in a conveniently portable, alphabetically organized volume
  • Includes clear, concise, expert-authored coverage of topics such as quantum mechanics, string theory, the big bang, subatomic particles, black holes, fiber optics, nanotechnology, and relativity
  • ides illustrations, bibliographies, appendices, and other valuable supplements to the articles

Carefully reviewed for accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Physics offers an unparalleled standard of excellence.

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Compiled by the Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Fifth Edition.

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