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Web Resources



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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

    AccessScience: McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, online. Very useful for introductory information about topics in physics, and keyword searchable.
    Net Advance of Physics: An online encyclopedia mainly of hot topics in physics. Articles are unsolicited but peer reviewed.
    How Things Work: Physics in Everyday Life: A companion website to the textbook by Louis Bloomfield. "Call in radio show" website, is an archive of questions submitted by readers with answers by the professor. Answers are at a non-technical level.
    ScienceWorld: Dictionary length definitions of scientific terms, created by Eric Weisstein--a professional encyclopediast at Wolfram (makers of Mathematica).

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Current Events

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Biographical/Historical Information

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Preprint Servers

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Gateways

    PhysicsCentral: Excellent compilation of web resources from the APS.
    PhysLINK: Mainly a compilation of websites on many topics, although there is some original content as well.
    PhysNet: (Universitat Oldenburg metasite)