McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Physics by Sybil P. Parker
9780070514003 With 700 alphabetically arranged articles, including the major fields of physics, this work covers atomic physics, classical mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, acoustics, electricity and electronics, optics, theoretical physics, and more. It also details some of the most recent advances and breakthroughs in theoretical and experimental research. A scholarly but accessible introduction to the world of physics for the serious student and nonspecialist alike. Copiously illustrated with graphs, charts, photographs, and line drawings.