The completely updated dictionary contains over 4500 terms drawn from every area of Physics making it the ideal reference guide to this fast evolving subject. Clear and concise, The Penguin Dictionary Of Physics is an indispensable guide to students and teachers, scientists and technologists.
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
Author: M. J. Clugston
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 2009
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.
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.
Author: Philip Kearey
Publisher: Penguin Global
Release Date: 2001
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
Author: James E. Bobick
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. * Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included * Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research * Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students * Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research * Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website
Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association
Release Date: 1993
Cette bibliographie commentee touche tous les domaines du savoir humain, soit de l'Art a la Zoologie;elle signale les ouvrages les plus importants soit des bibliographies, des index, des encyclopedies, des dictionnaires, des guides, des revues etc dont le support ed'information est soit du papier, soit un cd-rom, soit une base de donnees en ligne directe, soit un microforme ect. L'objectif du guide Walford est de devenir La source d'information sur tout type de reference, nonobstant le support technique.
Author: Peter Hull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Glucose syrups (commonly known as corn syrups in North America) arederived from starch sources such as maize, wheat and potatoes.Offering alternative functional properties to sugar as well aseconomic benefits, glucose syrups are extremely versatilesweeteners, and are widely used in food manufacturing and otherindustries. They are a key ingredient in confectionery products,beer, soft drinks, sports drinks, jams, sauces and ice creams, aswell as in pharmaceuticals and industrial fermentations. This book brings together all the relevant information on themanufacture and use of glucose syrups. Drawing on fortyyears’ experience in the international glucose industry, theauthor provides a valuable reference for all those involved in theprocessing and buying of these syrups, and for scientists involvedin the manufacture of a full range of food (and some non-food)products in which the syrups are ingredients. The emphasis is onpractical information - recipes are included where relevant in theapplications chapters, and appendices offer commonly-usedcalculations and useful data. Food technologists can use the bookto make choices about the most suitable glucose syrup to use in aparticular application, and also to adapt recipes in order toreplace sugar (sucrose) or other ingredients. A glossary of termsreflecting the international terminology of the industry completesthe book.