Physicist's Desk Reference

Physicist's Desk Reference

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This is a major revision of a classic, best selling reference book. Originally published by the American Institute of Physics under the title qPhysics Vade Mecumq in 1981, and then the second edition in 1989 with the new title qA Physicist's Desk Referenceq, this third edition has been completely updated and modernized to reflect current modern physics. The book is a concise compilation of the most frequently used physics data and formulae with their derivations. This revision has six more chapters than the second edition, outdated chapters dropped, and new chapters added on atmospheric physics, electricity and magnetism, elementary particle physics, fluid dynamics, geophysics, nonlinear physics, particle accelerators, polymer physics, and quantum theory. There is a new last chapter on practical laboratory data. The references and bibliographies have been updated.This book is an indispensable tool for the researcher, professional and student in physics as well as other scientists who use physics data. The editors of this volume are Richard Cohen, author of the first two chapters of PDR and the qPhysics Quick Reference Guideq; David Lide, one of the editors of the previous two editions and the editor of the qCRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistryq; and George Trigg, editor of the qEncyclopedia of Physicsq and the qEncyclopedia of Applied Physicsq (VCH). The market for this classic reference book includes the practicing scientist, including engineers, chemists, and biologists; and students.This new edition of the AIP Physics Desk Reference has been thoroughly updated and modernized to reflect new developments in the decade since the publication of the second edition.

Title:Physicist's Desk Reference
Author:Richard E. Cohen, David Lide, George Trigg
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-01-27


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