The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Author: Valerie Illingworth,John Cullerne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141036830

Category: Physics

Page: 550

View: 6910

The Penguin Dictionary of Physics provides clear and concise definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. The ideal reference guide to this fast-evolving subject, it will prove invaluable to students and teachers, scientists and doctors, and technicians and technologists. Gives definitions of some 4,600 terms and concepts Provides comprehensive coverage of the terminology of contemporary physics, from absolute zero and Avogadro constant to Zeeman effect and zero-point energy Discusses related scientific fields, such as physical chemistry, astronomy, medical physics, computing and engineering Includes numerous explanatory diagrams, and an appendix of scientific tables and symbols

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology

Author: Philip Kearey

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 327

View: 3951

The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology is the most extensive and authoritative guide to earth sciences available. Covering over 7,700 key terms, it explains not only the core vocabulary of 'the study of the solid earth' but also relevant terms from the related disciplines of astronomy, biology, environmental geoscience, chemistry and physics. The result is a wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary that will prove essential for student, researcher and keen amateur geologist alike. Gives comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of geology Provides helpful tables showing geological ages of the earth and SI units Defines relevant key terms from other subject areas Includes an extensive topic-based bibliography covering all aspects of geology

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Fourth edition

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 4465

The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: Eugene Boris Uvarov,Alan Isaacs

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140512625

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 3019

A reliable and clear explanation of the basic vocabulary of physics and chemistry, with a fair coverage of the words used in mathematics, astronomy and biology.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104461X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

View: 2197

Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: M. J. Clugston

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 727

View: 1814

Thoroughly revised and updated, this accessible resource features some seven thousand entries encompassing the full spectrum of scientific knowledge, including chemistry, human anatomy, astronomy, and molecular biology, and provides clear, concise definitions, enhanced by hundreds of diagrams and illustrations. Original.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 510

View: 6464

This revised and updated edition provides not only simple, one-line definitions, but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology. It is a comprehensive reference for students of school to university level.

The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy

Author: Jacqueline Mitton

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 409

View: 5811

A third edition of the title which contains the latest advances in the field of study. The dictionary has over 2,800 entries and encompasses classical and modern astronomy, giving the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae, and information on telescopes, observatories and space missions.

A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics

Author: R.L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134884206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 8464

This dictionary of grammatical terms covers both current and traditional terminology in syntax and morphology. It includes descriptive terms, the major theoretical concepts of the most influential grammatical frameworks, and the chief terms from mathematical and computational linguistics. It contains over 1500 entries, providing definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest sources of terms and suggestions for further reading, and recommendations about competing and conflicting usages. The book focuses on non-theory-boumd descriptive terms, which are likely to remain current for some years. Aimed at students and teachers of linguistics, it allows a reader puzzled by a grammatical term to look it up and locate further reading with ease.

The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms

Author: Daphne M. Gulland,David Hinds-Howell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 378

View: 3404

A completely new edition of this best-selling dictionary. Thoroughly revised with some 4000 new idioms, it includes all the very latest sayings with examples from a wide variety of sources. Idioms are arranged under categories and this unique approach results in a particularly clear and easy-to-use reference.

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

View: 4236

This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin,Robert Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198714378

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 7214

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

Author: M. J. Clugston

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141037967

Category: Reference

Page: 744

View: 8102

Covering all the major sciences, this updated edition has definitions of over seven thousand scientific terms, appendices ranging from lists of fundamental constants to the periodic table, hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, coverage of both fundamental terms and specialist concepts. Original.

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 663

View: 2286

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.

Random House Webster's Pocket American Sign Language Dictionary

Author: Elaine Costello

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 0375722785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

View: 1710

With more than one thousand signs illustrated in full-torso illustrations, this inexpensive pocket reference to sign language opens signing up to everyone. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Book of Useless Information

Author: Noel Botham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532696

Category: Humor

Page: 286

View: 8031

Provides a compilation of offbeat trivia and little-known and pointless facts that range from how much Elvis weighed at the time of his death, to how many Quarter Pounders can be made from a single cow and what the suits in a deck of cards represent.

The Science Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465439277

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9851

The Science Book explores how scientists have sought to explain our world and the universe, and how scientific discoveries have been made. A new title in DK's successful "Big Ideas, Simply Explained" series, this book on science and the history of science looks at topics such as why Copernicus's ideas were contentious, how Galileo worked out his theories on motion and inertia, and what the discovery of DNA meant. The Science Book covers every area of science--astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, and physics, and brings the greatest scientific ideas to life with fascinating text, quirky graphics, and pithy quotes.