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A Guide to Physics: Find Books and Background Information

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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of physics, all shelved on the main floor of the library.

  • Q Science
  • QB Astronomy
  • QC Physics
    • 170-197 Atomic Physics
    • 221-246 Accoustics
    • 251-338.5 Heat; Thermodynamics
    • 350-467 Optics
    • 501-766 Electricity and Magnetism
    • 770-798 Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • 801-809 Geophysics
    • 811-849 Geomagnetism
    • 974-999 Climatology
  • T Technology


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