Author: Valerie Illingworth,John Cullerne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141036830

Category: Physics

Page: 550

View: 3924

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. The ideal reference guide to this fast-evolving subject, it will prove invaluable to students and teachers, scientists and doctors, and technicians and technologists. Gives definitions of some 4,600 terms and concepts Provides comprehensive coverage of the terminology of contemporary physics, from absolute zero and Avogadro constant to Zeeman effect and zero-point energy Discusses related scientific fields, such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering Includes numerous explanatory diagrams, and an appendix of scientific tables and symbols
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Author: Philip Kearey

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 327

View: 2819

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology is the most extensive and authoritative guide to earth sciences available. Covering over 7,700 key terms, it explains not only the core vocabulary of 'the study of the solid earth' but also relevant terms from the related disciplines of astronomy, biology, environmental geoscience, chemistry and physics. The result is a wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary that will prove essential for student, researcher and keen amateur geologist alike. Gives comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of geology Provides helpful tables showing geological ages of the earth and SI units Defines relevant key terms from other subject areas Includes an extensive topic-based bibliography covering all aspects of geology
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Fourth edition

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 8194

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.
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Author: Jacqueline Mitton

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 409

View: 4537

A third edition of the title which contains the latest advances in the field of study. The dictionary has over 2,800 entries and encompasses classical and modern astronomy, giving the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae, and information on telescopes, observatories and space missions.
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Author: Eugene Boris Uvarov,Alan Isaacs

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140512625

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 1529

A reliable and clear explanation of the basic vocabulary of physics and chemistry, with a fair coverage of the words used in mathematics, astronomy and biology.
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Author: M. J. Clugston

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 727

View: 6250

Thoroughly revised and updated, this accessible resource features some seven thousand entries encompassing the full spectrum of scientific knowledge, including chemistry, human anatomy, astronomy, and molecular biology, and provides clear, concise definitions, enhanced by hundreds of diagrams and illustrations. Original.
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Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104461X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

View: 8772

Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.
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Author: R.L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134884206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 1458

This dictionary of grammatical terms covers both current and traditional terminology in syntax and morphology. It includes descriptive terms, the major theoretical concepts of the most influential grammatical frameworks, and the chief terms from mathematical and computational linguistics. It contains over 1500 entries, providing definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest sources of terms and suggestions for further reading, and recommendations about competing and conflicting usages. The book focuses on non-theory-boumd descriptive terms, which are likely to remain current for some years. Aimed at students and teachers of linguistics, it allows a reader puzzled by a grammatical term to look it up and locate further reading with ease.
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Author: John Whittow

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780140514506

Category: GĂ©ographie physique - Dictionnaires anglais

Page: 590

View: 2821

Newly revised and updated with over 400 new entries, The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography remains the standard reference work on the subject. Now including all the latest trends and techniques, this is the ideal companion both for school and college students and for the general reader.
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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

View: 3881

This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.
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Author: Michael Thain,Michael Hickman

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141013961

Category: Science

Page: 753

View: 9479

This completely revised and updated dictionary includes the latest information on the constantly changing language of biology and contains detailed definitions of more than six thousand terms--including four hundred new entries--that reflect the latest information on genetics, human physiology, evolutionary theory, cell biology, and more. Original.
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Author: M. J. Clugston

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141037967

Category: Reference

Page: 744

View: 7726

Covering all the major sciences, this updated edition has definitions of over seven thousand scientific terms, appendices ranging from lists of fundamental constants to the periodic table, hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, coverage of both fundamental terms and specialist concepts. Original.
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Author: Alan Isaacs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607595

Category: Science

Page: 546

View: 7282

The most popular paperback dictionary of physics available. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this is the ideal reference tool for students of physics, either at school or at university. Containing many new entries, and now with biographies of key scientists, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts of physics. Over 3,500 clear and concise entries, including entries on group theory, particle-beam experiments, radioisotope imaging, and spherical harmonics. Longer feature articles on important topics, such as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Chronologies chart discoveries in the main fields of physics, including atomic theory, cosmology, and microscopy.
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Author: John Daintith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104492X

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 3925

Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires - over 200 new to this edition - it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.
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Author: Elaine Costello

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 0375722785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

View: 9234

With more than one thousand signs illustrated in full-torso illustrations, this inexpensive pocket reference to sign language opens signing up to everyone. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 626

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.
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