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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. [5/17]
♦  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]
♦  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. [5/17]
♦  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. [5/17]

Last updated 2017.05/ CW