"A very useful reference that I would recommend for physicists' desks.... It represents a lot of excellent work". -- Cynthia Carter, Department of Energy "The basic data on physical constants, units, definitions, and mathematical formulas are presented in a handy, accessible, and authoritative form, and make up just the sort of collection that a harried author, student, or researcher needs". -- John Howard, former Chief Scientist, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory This indispensable book comprises material from the first chapter of A Physicist's Desk Reference, updated and supplemented with new data. Ideal for students and researchers alike.
Partial Contents: 1. Physical Quantities, Symbols, and Units. Physical Quantities. Symbols and Nomenclature. Systems of Units. 2. The International System of Units. Base Units. Realization of the Meter. Non-SI Systems of Units. 3. Precise Physical Constants. Standards and Conversion Factors. Unit Systems. Physical Constants. 4. Mathematical Formulas. Algebraic Equations. Progression and Series. Logarithmic Functions. Gamma Functions. Vector Algebra. 5. Probability and Statistics. Probability Distributions. Convolution of Distributions. Statistics. 6. Physics Formulary. Mechanics. Wave Propagation. Electricity and Magnetism. 7. Practical Physics. Friction. Engineering Physics. Electromagnetic Frequency Bands. 8. Properties of Materials. The Elements. Densities. Viscosity. Surface Tension. Solubility. Vapor Pressure. Nuclear Physics. 9. Recommended Symbols for Physical Quantities.
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: April 1998
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.64
Weight (kg): 0.34