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Dictionary of Scientific Principles
  • Stephen Marvin

Dictionary of Scientific Principles presents a unique and timeless collection of (almost) all known rules or laws commonly called principles, identified throughout the history of scientific development, their definition, and use. Exploring a broad range of disciplines, the book first lists more than 2,000 principles organized in a standard alphabetical order, then provides a list of subject headings for which related principles are identified. A staple addition to every library, the dictionary will also be of interest to scientists and general readers.

  • Science,
  • Technology,
  • Engineering,
  • Medicine,
  • STEM,
  • Mathematics
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Stephen Marvin
John Wiley & Sons
Publisher Statement
A unique and timeless collection of more than 2,000 principlesand their uses The Dictionary of Scientific Principles provides the mostcomprehensive list of known rules or laws—commonly calledprinciples—identified throughout the history of scientificdevelopment, along with complete definitions and uses. Exploring abroad range of disciplines, from science, medicine, engineering,and business to philosophy, society, and even art, the Dictionaryprovides information on everything from the basic fundamentalproperties, systems, actions, or phenomena that have becomeaccepted in common use to the language of art in science. No othersingle source contains the breadth of coverage of the collection ofprinciples found in this volume. Using a traditional dictionary format, the book has more than2,000 principles that are organized in standard alphabetical order,with cross-references to other principles. The unique addition of aseparate list of applications for each principle, covering anequally broad field of multiple subject disciplines and alsoprovided in alphabetical order, is a helpful tool for identifyingrelated principles. The Dictionary leads to many levels ofpotential discovery and scientific applications to many fields inscience, technology, and medicine. References are included to helpfind further-in-depth information as needed. A staple addition to any and all libraries, The Dictionary ofScientific Principles will appeal to all readers from scientists tostudents, lawyers to laymen, practitioners to theorists. It alsoserves as an ideal supplement to course work.
Citation Information
Stephen Marvin. Dictionary of Scientific Principles. Hoboken(2011)
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