Index IUPAP Red Book

index – Red book – 1987 – SUNAMCO – IUPAP              


Symbols, Units, Nomenclature and Fundamental Constants
in Physics

IUPAP ‘Red book’ 1987 edition [with additional links 2007]



1 GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

1.1 Physical quantities
1.2 Units
1.3 Numbers
1.4 Nomenclature for intensive properties
1.5 Dimensional and dimensionless ratios
 

2.1 Chemical elements
2.2 Nuclear particles
2.3 ‘Fundamental’ particles
2.4 Spectroscopic notation
2.5 Nomenclature conventions in nuclear physics  


3 DEFINITION OF UNITS AND SYSTEMS OF UNITS
3.1 Systems of units
3.2 The International System of Units (SI) [BIPM]
3.3 Non-SI units of special interest in physics

 

4.1 Space and time
4.2 Mechanics
4.3 Statistical physics
4.4 Thermodynamics
4.5 Electricity and magnetism
4.6 Radiation and light
4.7 Acoustics
4.8 Quantum mechanics
4.9 Atomic and nuclear physics
4.10 Molecular spectroscopy
4.11 Solid state physics
4.12 Chemical physics [IUPAC Green book ]
4.13 Plasma physics
4.14 Dimensionless parameters

5 RECOMMENDED MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS

5.1 General symbols

5.2 Letter symbols
5.3 Complex quantities
5.4 Vector calculus
5.5 Matrix calculus
5.6 Symbolic logic
5.7 Theory of sets
5.8 Symbols for special values of periodic quantities

APPENDIX. NON-SI SYSTEMS OF QUANTITIES AND UNITS

A.1 Systems of equations with three base quantities
A.2 Systems of equations with four base quantities
A.3 Relations between quantities in different systems
A.4 The CGS system of units
A.5 Atomic units


IUPAP Commission C2 SUNAMCO “Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses
& Fundamental Constants”,



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