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THOMAS, T. S. , Physical Formulae, Wiley, New York, 1953. General Dictionaries Dictionaries, both general and special, should not be over looked as most useful sources of physics information. They give condensed definitions of physical concepts and can be very help ful as initial steps in any search for information. Using them may help orientate a problem in its particular place in the whole as pect of physics and thus allow a search for information to be rightly directed. When searching for information, two or three dictionaries should be used as, particularly in the cheaper volumes, coverage is sometimes selective.
In most cases, if a report is freely available, details will be found in due course in Nuclear Science Abstracts. From this publication one can also trace the libraries which hold reports from the various agencies and also where to buy these reports. A. List of Publications Available to the General Public. Guides to UKAJEA publications include the following: ANTHONY, L. , Sources of Information in Atomic Energy, HMSO, London, 1960. SMITH, J. R. A. , 1960. This covers UKAEA information and its availability, UKAEA document series and referencing sys tems and UKAEA unclassified bibliographies.
Section A. Mathe matical and Physical Sciences. Original work in mathematical and physical sciences. Issued irregularly. Transactions of the Faraday Society. Original work and book re views in physical chemistry, chemical physics, biophysics and colloidal chemistry. Issued monthly. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Original work in general science. Issued irregularly. Other periodicals of physics interest issued throughout the world include: Académie des Sciences, Paris, Comptes Rendus.