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created by an IET Inspec subject
expert, on current topics of general
scientific interest.


Big Bang
March saw some extremely
interesting results being
announced by the BICEP2
collaboration. BICEP2 is
a radio telescope that
measures the polarisation
of the cosmic microwave
background (CMB).
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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



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