A dictionary of physics

Fully revised, with over 200 new entries and full revision of the existing text, this book covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics, as well as key terms from maths, astrophysics and physical chemistry. It is illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables, and also contains biographies of important scientists. Appendices include SI units, the solar system, and the electromagnetic spectrum, plus a list of Nobel Prize winners and a chronology of key dates in physics.