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Physics/Astronomy: Reference Materials

Reference Resources

This is a selection of reference materials.  For more reference materials, access the online catalog.

Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables - - This handbook has been designed to provide scientific investigators with a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems.

International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology (1st Electronic Edition) - - This classic and well-known reference was originally published for the National Research Council in 7 volumes. It contains an enormous amount of critical data on inorganic and organic compunds, and pure substances. The original 1000-page index is hyperlinked to each entry's appropriate page.

Knovel Critical Tables - - This important, interactive knovel reference contains tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 13,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. The solvent property tables have 385 solvents, and the thermodynamic property tables have 500 compounds.

Smithsonian Physical Tables (9th Revised Edition) - - Originally published by Smithsonian Institution Press, this classic reference source comprises 901 tables of general interest to scientists and engineers, and of particular interest to those involved with physics in its larger sense. All entries in the index are hyperlinked to their page numbers.

Thermochemistry of the Chemical Substances - - Originally published by Reinhold, this reference contains a table of values with a list of substances accompanied by thermochemical data. The data collected includes 5840 values of heats of formation; and 350 values of heats of transition, fusion vaporization, and reaction. All entries in the index are hyperlinked to their page numbers.

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