Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy

1st Edition

Edited by Richard A. Matzner

CRC Press

536 pages

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Hardback: 9780849328916
pub: 2001-05-18
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The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With over 4,000 definitions and 50 contributing authors, this unique comprehensive dictionary helps scientists to use terminology correctly and to understand papers, articles, and books in which physics-related terms appear.

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Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2002!

-CHOICE Magazine, January 2002

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Table of Contents

Astronomy. Astrophysics. Cosmology. General Relativity. Geophysics. Meteorology. Newtonian Physics. Oceanography. Special Relativity. Unified Field Theory.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics