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March saw some extremely
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collaboration. BICEP2 is
a radio telescope that
measures the polarisation
of the cosmic microwave
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Resources on the study of physics.


Library of Congress Call Number Ranges:

Astronomy QB

Physics QC:


QC1-75            General Physics

QC120-168.85  Descriptive and experimental mechanics

QC170-197       Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter including molecular     physics, relativity, quantum theory, solid state physics (and condensed matter physics).

QC221-246       Acoustics. Sound

QC251-338.5    Heat

QC350-467       Optics. Light

QC474-496.9    Radiation physics (General)

QC501-766       Electricity and magnetism

QC770-798       Nuclear and particle physics

QC801-809       Geophysics. Cosmic physics

QC811-849       Geomagnetism

QC851-999       Meteorology. Climatology




Important Resources

Selected Reference Tools in Physics

This collection includes sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and directories to help find brief explanations and general information about terms and concepts in Physics.

Reference Sources in Physics

  • Encyclopedia of space science and technology QB497 .E53 2003 (Reference, 2nd Floor)
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of physics QC5 .M15 1996 (Reference, 2nd Floor)
  • Encyclopedia of physics QC5 .R596 2004 (Reference, 2nd Floor)
  • Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences QC854 .E52 2002 (Reference, 2nd Floor)
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of weather QC854 .S74 (Reference, 2nd Floor)

Online Reference Sources in Physics

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