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Physics (Yale-NUS College): Books

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Subject Headings

The Library assigns general subject headings to all books and materials.  If you find an interesting title, look to see what subject headings are assigned in its LINC record.  You can then click on relevant subject headings within the record to see all books categorized similarly.


Call numbers

The Library organizes information by SUBJECT. Items you find on the library shelves will be grouped together by Call Number - and thus, subject!  If you know the general call number of your area of interest - you can simply go to the shelf or search the Libraries' catalog for that number!

QC1-QC999 - Physics
QC170-QC197 - Atomic physics
QC221-QC246 - Acoustics. Sound
QC310.5-QC319 - Thermodynamics
QC501-QC766 - Electricity and magnetism
QC770-QC798 - Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity.
QC801-QC809 - Geophysics

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Background and Reference Information

The NUS Libraries have significant print and online reference resources related to physics and the physical sciences.  These resources can help get you up to speed with basic keywords, concepts and background information.  Below is an abridged list of resources to get you started.  Note, however, there are significant print resources at the other NUS Libraries!  Click on the menu items below - or scroll down to see each box of resources.