Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of physical science.
This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of the Physical Sciences. Entries are written in easy-to-understand language, so readers can use these entries as a solid starting-off point to develop a thorough understanding of this oftentimes confusing subject matter.
This edition includes 112 entries ranging from Acoustics to Glassmaking to Transistor Technologies. All entries are arranged in alphabetical order, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes related fields of study to illustrate the connections between the various branches of physical science.
Entries include the following:
- a brief, concrete summary of the topic and how the entry was organized;
- principal terms that are fundamental to the topic and to understanding the concepts presented;
- illustrations, diagrams, and charts that clarify difficult topics such as automated processes, photography, ocean and tidal energy technology, geometry, and earthquake engineering;
- photographs of significant contributors to the studies of physical science;
- and further reading lists that relate to the entry.
Coverage in this volume is diverse, providing helpful guidance to the full spectrum of physical science studies, including:
- Properties of Elements
- Chemical Bonding & Equations
- Force, Motion & Power
- Magnetic Forces
- Heat & Temperature
- Nuclear Energy
- ... and so much more
The book's backmatter is another valuable resource and includes: Timeline, listing important historical events in science in chronological order; Biographical Dictionary of Scientists; General Bibliography; and an Index.
This volume provides readers with the necessary information to learn about and fully understand the major concepts in physical science. This volume will be a welcome addition to science collections of all sizes.