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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Searching the Library Catalog by Subject
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You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.
Browsing by Call Number
Books about physics fall within the QC call number range on the lower floor of the library.
- QC24-QC75 --General
- QC81-QC114 --Weights and measures
- QC120-QC168.85 --Descriptive and experimental mechanics
- QC170-QC197 --Atomic physics
- QC221-QC246 --Acoustics. Sound
- QC310.15-QC319 --Thermodynamics
- QC350-QC467--Optics. Light
- QC450-QC467 --Spectroscopy
- QC474-QC496.9 --Radiation physics General
- QC501-QC766--Electricity and magnetism
- QC669-QC675.8 --Electromagnetic theory
- QC676-QC678.6 --Radio waves Theory
- QC701-QC715.4 --Electric discharge
- QC717.6-QC718.8 --Plasma physics. Ionized gases
- QC750-QC766 --Magnetism
- QC770-QC798--Nuclear and particle physics
- QC793-QC793.5 --Elementary particle physics
- QC794.95-QC798 --Rdioactivity and radioactive substances
- QC801-QC809 --Geophysics. Cosmic physics
- QC811-QC849 --Geomagnetism