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A significant revision of this vintage encyclopedia masking all components of technological know-how and expertise, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of technology and know-how, 6th Edition, is ready for college kids, execs, and common readers looking concise but authoritative overviews of subject matters in all significant fields in technology and technology.

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  • 75 full-color plates
  • Hundreds of tables and charts
  • 1300 biographical sketches of recognized scientists
  • Index containing 30,000 entries
  • Cross references to comparable articles
  • Appendices together with bibliographies and worthy data

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Vii Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix association of the Encyclopedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Articles A–Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2421 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2425–2569 Bibliographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2425 U. S. general method and the metric method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2449 foreign approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2449 Conversion elements for the dimension platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2449 devices of temperature in size structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2454 Symbols for the chemical parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2454 Chemical nomenclature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2454 Symbols in clinical writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2455 Mathematical indicators and logos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2458 Mathematical notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2458 primary constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2460 primary debris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2463 Geologic time scale and comparable elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2464 Biographical directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2465 individuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2489–2569 Contributor Initials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2489 Contributor Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2513 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2571 Editorial employees Mark D. Licker, writer Elizabeth Geller, coping with Editor Jonathan Weil, Senior employees Editor David Blumel, Editor Alyssa Rappaport, Editor Charles Wagner, supervisor, electronic content material Renee Taylor, Editorial Assistant modifying, layout, and creation employees Roger Kasunic, Vice President—Editing, layout, and construction Joe Faulk, enhancing supervisor Frank Kotowski, Jr. , Senior modifying manager Ron Lane, paintings Director Vincent Piazza, Assistant paintings Director Thomas G. Kowalczyk, creation supervisor Pamela A. Pelton, Senior creation manager vi Consulting Editors Dr. Milton B. Adesnik. division of mobilephone Biology, manhattan collage tuition of medication, ny. mobilephone BIOLOGY. Dr. Michael R. Descour. Optical Sciences heart, college of Arizona, Tucson. ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND OPTICS. Prof. P. W. Atkins. division of Chemistry, Lincoln College/Oxford collage, Oxford, England. THERMODYNAMICS. Dr. M. E. EI-Hawary. affiliate Dean of Engineering, Dalhousie collage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. electrical energy ENGINEERING. A. Earle Bailey. Deceased; previously, Superintendent of electric technology, nationwide actual Laboratory, London. electrical energy AND ELECTROMAGNETISM.

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