This leading dictionary clearly defines all the terms and concepts commonly encountered in physics and the related fields of astronomy,astrophysics, and physical chemistry. It features expanded coverage of applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience, and is an invaluable A-Z for students of physics and related science subjects.
*Almost 4,000 clear jargon-free entries-200 new to this edition
*10 feature articles on key topics including crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system
*Biographical entries on eminent scientists
*Generously illustrated with over 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables
*Appendies include SI units,the electomagnetic spectrum, a timeline fo key dates in physics, a list of Nobel Prize winners, and more