The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Author: Valerie Illingworth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141036834
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Physics

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

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology

Author: Philip Kearey
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: UCSC:32106016769645
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

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

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Author: David Nelson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141920870
Release Date: 2008-10-02
Genre: Mathematics

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.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Author: Christopher Clapham
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191044618
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Mathematics

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.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: M. J. Clugston
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: UCSC:32106017508539
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Reference

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.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: CHI:41101131
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Sociology

This revised and updated edition provides not only simple, one-line definitions, but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology. It is a comprehensive reference for students of school to university level.

A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics

Author: R.L. Trask
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134884209
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199653065
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Reference

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.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: John Whittow
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 0140514503
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Géographie physique - Dictionnaires anglais

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.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198714378
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Reference

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.

The Science Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465439277
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Science

The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made. A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Thomas Mautner
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: UCSC:32106018677358
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.