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Melissa Bowles-Terry



Here are physics reference books


Here are Astronomy reference books and reference materials

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Locate books and other materials owned by the University Libraries. Quick Search will tell you the location of the book in the Libraries and the call number.  E-books are also listed in the catalog.

Physics by Call Number

Subclass Call Number Range Topic or Subject of Interest
QC 1-75 General
QC 81-114 Weights and measures
QC 120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
QC 170-197 Atomic physics; includes molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, solid state physics
QC 221-246 Acoustics. Sound
QC 251-338.5 Heat and Thermodynamics
QC 350-467 Optics. Light
QC 450-467 Spectroscopy
QC 474-496.9 Radiation physics
QC 501-675.8 Electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic theory
QC 676-678.6 Radio waves (theory)
QC 701-715.4 Electric discharge
QC 717.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases
QC 750-766 Magnetism
QC 770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
QC 793-793.5 Elementary particle physics
QC 794.95-798 Radioactivity and radioactive substances
QC 801-849 Geophysics. Comic physics Geomagentism


Astronomy by Call Number

Subclass Call Number Range Topic of Subject of Interest
QB 1-139 General
QB 140-237 Practical and spherical astronomy
QB 275-343 Geodesy
QB 349-421 Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
QB 455-456 Astrogeology
QB 460-466 Astrophysics
QB 468-480 Non-optical methods of astronomy
QB 495-903 Descriptive astronomy
QB 50035-785 Solar system
QB 799-903 Stars
QB 980-991 Cosmogony. Cosmology


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