Illustrated dictionary of Physics

Illustrated Dictionary of Physics - Atomic and Nuclear Physics

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Authors: Corinne Stockley, Chris Oxlade, Jane Wertheim
Scientific consultants: Dr. Tom Petersen, John Hawkings, Dr. John Durell
Publisher: Aquila - Oradea
Year of publication: 1993

What it is?

This book is an ideal reference for those studying physics. The clarity of the style and the attractive aspect help to a full understanding of all the topics included in this object of study.

What is physics?

Physics deals with the study of the properties and nature of matter, the different forms of energy and the methods by which matter and energy interact in the world around us. In this book, physics is divided into six sections (Mechanics and General Physics; Electricity and Magnetism; Heat; Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Waves; General Physics Information).

The structure of the book

Chapter I - Mechanics and general physics

  • Atoms and molecules
  • forces
  • Energy
  • movement
  • Dynamic
  • Rotational forces
  • Periodic movement
  • Gravity
  • Simple cars
  • Molecules (Properties)
  • Density and pressure

Chapter II - Electricity and magnetism

  • electrostatic
  • Electric potential
  • Electric current
  • The laws of the electrical circuit
  • semi-conductor
  • Electrolysis
  • Galvanic elements
  • Magnets
  • Magnetic fields
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electrical measuring devices
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Cathodic radiation

Chapter III - Heat

  • Temperature
  • Heat transfer
  • The effects of heat transfer
  • Heat expansion
  • Gas study

Chapter IV - Atomic and nuclear physics

  • The structure of the atom
  • Atomic and nuclear energy
  • Radioactivity
  • Detection and measurement of radioactivity
  • Uses of radioactivity
  • Fission and nuclear fusion
  • Energy given by nuclear reactions

Chapter V - Waves

  • waves
  • Reflection, refraction and diffraction
  • Wave interference
  • Sound waves
  • Sound perception
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Lumina Hair Care
  • Light reflection
  • Refraction of light
  • Optical instruments

Chapter VI - General physics information

  • Sizes and units
  • Equations, symbols and graphs
  • Measurements
  • Accuracy and error
  • Fields and forts
  • Vectors and scalar
  • figures
  • Electrical circuit symbols
  • Transistors and gates
  • Properties of substances
  • Constants and useful values
  • Chemical elements
  • Glossary
  • Index

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