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Resources for Physics

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Featured Resource

Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
Easy to use site that gives simple definitions and facts.

General Information

Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.

These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.


Books and media on Physics can be found in the Library under the classification QC, with general works and textbooks on Physics in QC21-QC23.2.

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  CRC handbook of chemistry and physics : a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data / editor-in-chief, David R. Lide. 96th ed.
QD65.C88 2015
A classic, respected reference resource. [1/20]
♦  Drawing physics 2,600 years of discovery from Thales to Higgs /
Don S. Lemons

QC7 .L44 2018
Chronological drawings, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, to the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity in the twenty-first century.  Accessible explanations of fifty-one (51) key ideas in physics.    [1/20]
♦  Physics I for dummies / Steven Holzner
QC23.2 .H65 2011 2nd ed.
Explains the basic principles, updated examples, and newest discoveries,  in a simple, clear fashion. [2016 3rd edition on order] [1/20]

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:
♦  American Physical Society Articles
Features three kinds of articles: Viewpoints are commentaries written by active researchers;  Focus items are written by professional science writers in a journalistic style; Synopses are brief editor-written summaries. [1/20]
♦  Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
Online encyclopedia of physics created by Eric Weisstein. Search the site or browse through subject categories. Includes a list of literature references. [1/20]
♦  The Laws List
The Laws List is a list of various laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments and other related topics in physics in alphabetical order. [1/20]
♦  Physics Calculators by OMNI Calculator
Easy to work with variety of online calculators. [1/20]
♦  Physics Central: learn how your world works
Physics Central is produced by the American Physical Society, APS for the student and layperson. It contains 3 sections: Explore the Science - current research, bios of physicists, Ask & Experiment, and Physics Buzz.  Also podcasts and find physics pictures. [1/20]

Last updated 2020.01/ CW