"This third edition of a bestseller is now presented as a three-volume set, making it much more accessible and easier to use when searching for information. Maintaining the format that made its predecessors so popular, this edition has been extensively expanded, revised, and updated. It now contains nearly 12,000 entries. Each article provides definitions, formulas, illustrations, web links, bibliographic information, and facts from mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. Written by a single author, the encyclopedia is written in an informal style, making it accessible to anyone who has an interest in mathematics. The three-volume set is beautifully bound with much improved typesetting and format.
Dramatically Expanded to Be the Most Comprehensive Library Reference on Mathematics Available Today
- Provides a versatile resource for students, faculty, and professionals working in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering
- 4300 pages with 4500 figures
- Over 1000 pages of entirely new material
- Nearly 12,000 entries now in 3 volumes
- Updated for use with Mathematica® 6 and 7
- Entries contain definitions, formulas, illustrations, web links, bibliographic information, and useful facts
- Content drawn from the widely respected and continuously updated Wolfram MathWorld" from publisher's web site
Science Reference QA5 .W45 2009
Related Resource: see Wolfram MathWorld
"The Encyclopedia of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics introduces possibly unfamiliar areas, explains important experimental and computational techniques, and describes modern endeavors. The encyclopedia quickly provides the basics, defines the scope of each subdiscipline, and indicates where to go for a more complete and detailed explanation. Particular attention has been paid to symbols and abbreviations to make this a user-friendly encyclopedia. Care has been taken to ensure that the reading level is suitable for the trained chemist or physicist.
The encyclopedia is divided in three major sections:
- FUNDAMENTALS: the mechanics of atoms and molecules and their interactions, the macroscopic and statistical description of systems at equilibrium, and the basic ways of treating reacting systems. The contributions in this section assume a somewhat less sophisticated audience than the two subsequent sections. At least a portion of each article inevitably covers material that might also be found in a modern, undergraduate physical chemistry text.
- METHODS: the instrumentation and fundamental theory employed in the major spectroscopic techniques, the experimental means for characterizing materials, the instrumentation and basic theory employed in the study of chemical kinetics, and the computational techniques used to predict the static and dynamic properties of materials.
- APPLICATIONS: specific topics of current interest and intensive research.
For the practicing physicist or chemist, this encyclopedia is the place to start when confronted with a new problem or when the techniques of an unfamiliar area might be exploited. For a graduate student in chemistry or physics, the encyclopedia gives a synopsis of the basics and an overview of the range of activities in which physical principles are applied to chemical problems. It will lead any of these groups to the salient points of a new field as rapidly as possible and gives pointers as to where to read about the topic in more detail." from publisher's web site
In Library: Science Reference QD451 .E539 2001
"The study of materials is interdisciplinary in nature and requires knowledge of research in many related fields, such as physics, chemistry, engineering and even biomedical science. Scientists and engineers working with materials increasingly need a medium for gathering relevant information from the growing amount of literature available.
The Encyclopedia of Materials : Science and Technology presents around 1,800 articles written by experts in their fields, resulting in a comprehensive coverage of this broad and wide-ranging subject. It is the only encyclopedia available that covers all of materials science and technology, focussing on the following areas:
- Functional Phenomena
- Structural Phenomena
- Fundamental Core Theory
- Structural Materials
- Polymers and Materials Chemistry
- Functional Materials"
In Library: Science Reference TA402 .E53 2001
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