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Chapter 2 Table of Contents

General physics

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  1. Measurement of mass, pressure and other mechanical quantities
  2. Mechanical properties of materials
  3. Temperature and heat
  4. Acoustics
  5. Radiation and optics
  6. Electricity and magnetism
  7. Astronomy and geophysics
       

2.1

 

Measurement of mass, pressure and other mechanical quantities | page top |

2.1.1

 

Mass, volume and density

2.1.2

 

Barometry

2.1.3

 

The measurement of high pressures

2.1.4

 

Hygrometry

     

2.2

 

Mechanical properties of materials | page top |

2.2.1

 

Densities

2.2.2

 

Elasticities and strengths

2.2.3

 

Viscosities

2.2.4

 

Mean velocity, free path and size of molecules

2.2.5

 

Surface tensions

2.2.6

 

Moh’s scale of mineral hardness

     

2.3

 

Temperature and heat | page top |

2.3.1

 

The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90)

2.3.2

 

Thermoelectric thermometry

2.3.3

 

Industrial platinum resistance thermometry

2.3.4

 

Optical pyrometry

2.3.5

 

Thermal expansion

2.3.6

 

Specific heat capacities

2.3.7

 

Thermal conductivities

     

2.4

 

Acoustics | page top |

2.4.1

 

The speed and attenuation of sound

2.4.2

 

Physiological and subjective acoustics

2.4.3

 

Preferred frequencies for acoustical measurements

2.4.4

 

Building acoustics

2.4.5

 

Musical acoustics

2.4.6

 

Medical ultrasonics

     
2.5  

Radiation and optics | page top |

2.5.1  

The electromagnetic spectrum

2.5.2  

Thermal radiation

2.5.3  

Photometry

2.5.4  

Colorimetry

2.5.5  

Wavelength standards

2.5.6  

Laser radiation

2.5.7  

Refractive index of gases

2.5.8  

Refractive index of optical materials

2.5.9  

Light reflection

2.5.10  

Optical rotation

2.5.11  

Electro-optic materials

2.5.12  

Properties of optical fibres

     
2.6  

Electricity and magnetism | page top |

2.6.1  

Electrical resistivities

2.6.2  

Resistance alloys and wire resistances

2.6.3  

Electrical insulating materials

2.6.4  

Superconductivity

2.6.5  

Dielectric properties of materials

2.6.6  

Magnetic properties of materials

     
2.7  

Astronomy and geophysics | page top |

2.7.1  

Astronomical and atomic time systems

2.7.2  

Astronomical units and constants

2.7.3  

The Solar System

2.7.4  

Physical properties of the Earth

2.7.5  

Gravity

2.7.6  

Geomagnetism

2.7.7  

Cosmic rays

2.7.8  

The atmosphere

2.7.9  

Physical properties of sea water

2.7.10  

The geological timescale

     


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