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The Penguin Dictionary of Physics





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This second edition includes over 4500 entries to provide an up-to-date guide to physics. Cross-referenced, it also covers related sciences such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering. This dictionary has also been updated to cover developments in physics since the first edition, particularly in such fields as quantum physics, nuclear and partical physics, solid-state physics, electronics and computer sciences. Additions to this book include entries on catastrophe theory and chaos theory, cosmic strings and cellular telephone, the greenhouse effect and high-temperature superconductivity, quantum chromodynamics and the scanning-tunnelling microscope.

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