1st Edition

Physically Speaking
A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy




ISBN 9780750304702
Published January 1, 1997 by CRC Press
504 Pages

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Book Description

Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy provides the largest published collection of quotations pertaining to physics and astronomy. Some quotes are profound, others are wise, some are witty but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from anti-matter to x-rays.

This book can be read for pleasure or used as a handy reference by students, scientific readers, and the more general reader who is interested in who has said what on physics and astronomy.

Table of Contents

ANTI-MATTER
ASTRONOMER
ASTRONOMY
ATOMS
BIG-BANG
BLACK HOLES
CALCULATION
CAUSE AND EFFECT
CHAOS
COMETS
CONSTELLATIONS
COSMOLOGIST
COSMOLOGY
COSMOS
CRYSTALS
DATA
DOPPLER
E = MC2
ECLIPSE
EINSTEIN, ALBERT
ELECTRONS
ENERGY
ERROR
ETHER
EXPERIMENT
FACT
FISSION
FORCE
FUSION
GALAXIES
GEOMETRY
GLUONS
GOD
GRAVITY
HEAT
HYPOTHESIS
INFINITE
KNOWLEDGE
LAWS
LIGHT
LOCATION
MAGNETIC
MATHEMATICS
MATTER
METEORS
MILKY WAY
MODELS
MONOPOLES
MOTION
NATURE
NEUTRON
NEUTRINO
NEWTON, SIR ISAAC
OBSERVATION
OBSERVATORY
OCCAM'S RAZOR
OPTICS
ORDER
PARADOX
PARTICLES
PENDULUM
PHOTON
PHYSICIST
PHYSICS
PLANETS
PRAYER
PRINCIPLE
PROBABILITY
PROTONS
PULSAR
QUARK
QUANTUM THEORY
RADAR
RADIATION
RADIUM
REALITY
RED SHIFT
RELATIVITY
REST
SIMULTANEITY
SINGULARITY
SOUND
SOLAR SYSTEM
SPACE
SPACE-TIME
SPECTRAL SEQUENCE
SPECTROSCOPE
STARS
STATISTICS
SUN
SYMBOL
SYMMETRY
SYSTEMS
TACHYONS
TELESCOPE
TEMPERATURE
THEORY
THERMODYNAMICS
TIME
TRUTH
UNCERTAINTY
UNIVERSE
VACUUM
VELOCITY
VOID
X-RAY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PERMISSIONS
SUBJECT INDEX
AUTHOR INDEX

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Reviews

"The book contains a wealth of information. One finds quotations that one reads for one's own amusement, and one feels the urge to use again and again. … this book is bound to become successful because of the riches of its contents."
-The Chemical Intelligencer

"This book is an especially delightful anthology of quotations … Poetry, humor, history, fact, and wisdom are found here on every page … The book merits the strongest recommendation and will probably encourage its readers to look for Statistically Speaking, an earlier work by the same authors."
-School Science Review