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By Kenneth R. Lang

This quantity is a reference resource of primary formulae in physics and astrophysics. unlike many of the ordinary compendia it rigorously explains the actual assumptions coming into the formulae. the entire very important result of actual theories are lined: electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, common relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, and so forth. Over 2100 formulae are integrated, and the unique papers for the formulae are mentioned including papers on glossy purposes in a bibliography of over 1900 entries. For this new version, a bankruptcy on house, time, topic and cosmology has been integrated and the opposite chapters were conscientiously revised.

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