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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.
Ref. QD65.C88 2015
(75th ed. in the Circulating Collection QD65 .C88 1994) [6/16]
♦  The Encyclopedia of physics / edited by Robert M. Besanc̀§on. 3rd ed. [12/15]
Ref. QC5 .E546 1990 
♦  The Facts on File dictionary of physics  4th ed. /
edited by John Daintith, Richard Rennie. [6/16]
Ref. QC5 .F34 2005
Presents definitions of the major terminology of modern physics, along with concise explanations of the fundamental concepts and theories of the field.
♦  The Macmillan dictionary of measurement / Mike Darton and John Clark. [12/15]
Ref. QC82 .D37 1994

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, who are asked to explain the results to physicists in other subfields. Focus stories are written by professional science writers in a journalistic style and are intended to be accessible to students and non-experts. Synopses are brief editor-written summaries. [8/16]
♦  American Physical Society – Physics Central
Physics Central is produced by the APS for the student and layperson. It contains 3 sections: Explore the Science, Ask & Experiment, and Physics Buzz. In Explore the Science you can read about current research in physics and the interesting lives of physicists. You can also watch podcasts and find physics pictures. [8/16]
♦  Conversion Calculators for Physics
These online calculators require javascript-enabled browsers. [8/16]
♦  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. [8/16]
♦  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. [8/16]
♦  Physics For Free
This site contains three free books by Frank Firk, former Chairman of the Department of Physics, Yale University. The first, Essential Physics 1, is an intensive introduction for potential Physics majors. The second, Introduction to Groups, Invariants & Particles, is a book for Seniors and Advanced Juniors majoring in the Physical Sciences. The third, The Age of Einstein, is a brief introduction to Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity for the general reader. [8/16]

Last updated 201512/ CW