for publication by E.R. Cohen, T. Cvita, J.G.
Frey, B. Holmström, K. Kuchitsu, R. Marquardt, I. Mills, F.
Pavese, M. Quack, J. Stohner, H.L. Strauss, M. Takami, and A.J. Thor
For IUPAC, RSC Publishing, Cambridge 2007 [ISBN 0
85404 433 7; ISBN-13 978 0 85404 433 7]
The first IUPAC Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical
Quantities and Units (the Green Book) of which this is the direct successor,
was published in 1969, with the object of 'securing clarity and precision,
and wider agreement in the use of symbols, by chemists in different
countries, among physicists, chemists and engineers, and by editors
of scientific journals'. Subsequent revisions have taken account of
many developments in the field, culminating in the major extension and
revision represented by the 1988 edition under the simplified title
Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry.
This 2007, Third Edition, is a further revision of the material which
reflects the experience of the contributors with the previous editions.
The book has been systematically brought up to date and new sections
have been added. It strives to improve the exchange of scientific information
among the readers in different disciplines and across different nations.
In a rapidly expanding volume of scientific literature where each discipline
has a tendency to retreat into its own jargon this book attempts to
provide a readable compilation of widely used terms and symbols from
many sources together with brief understandable definitions.
This is the definitive guide for scientists and organizations working
across a multitude of disciplines requiring internationally approved
· Physical Quantities and Units
· Tables of Physical Quantities
· Definitions and Symbols for Units
· Recommended Mathematical Symbols
· Fundamental Physical Constants
· Properties of Particles, Elements, and Nuclides
· Conversion of Units
· Abbreviations and Acronyms
Published July 2007; Format Hardcover; Extent 248 pages
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