28 No. 2
Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry
The purpose of this manual 3rd edition is
to improve the exchange of scientific information among the
readers in different disciplines and across different nations.
As the volume of scientific literature expands, each discipline
has a tendency to retreat into its own jargon. This book attempts
to provide a readable compilation of widely used terms and
symbols from many sources together with brief understandable
definitions. This edition reflects the experience of the contributors
with the previous editions, and we are grateful for the many
thoughtful comments we have received. Most of the material
in this book is “standard,” but a few definitions
and symbols are not universally accepted. In such cases, we
have attempted to list acceptable alternatives. The book has
been systematically brought up to date and new sections have
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