Illustrated Dictionary of Science

Illustrated Dictionary of Science

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With clear definitions and cross-referencing, this book is written for students of chemistry, physics and biology.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 170.18 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,202.01g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0746034857
  • 9780746034859
  • 2,170,444

Table of contents

Part 1 Mechanics and general physics - atoms and molecules; forces; energy; motion; dynamics; turning forces; periodic motion; gravitation; machines; molecular properties; density; Part 2 Heat - temperature; transfer of heat; effects of heat transfer; expansion on heating; behaviour of gases; Part 3 Waves - reflection, refraction and diffraction; wave interference; sound waves; perception of sound; electromagnetic waves; light; reflection of light; refraction of light; optical instruments; Part 4 Electricity and magnetism - static electricity; potential and capacitance; electric current; controlling current; semiconductors; electrolysis; cells and batteries; magnets; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; electric meters; electromagnetic induction; cathode rays; Part 5 Atomic and nuclear physics - atomic structure; atomic and nuclear energy; radioactivity; detecting and measuring radioactivity; uses of radioactivity; nuclear fission and fusion; power from nuclear reactions; Part 6 General physics information - quantities and units; equations, symbols and graphs; measurements; accuracy and errors; field and forces; vectors and scalars; numbers; circuit symbols; transistors and gates; properties of substances; useful constants and values.show more

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