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How are miles converted into kilometers? When did Joseph Priestley discover oxygen? What is an isomer? What are the longest rivers and the largest lakes?
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Here are more than 2,500 entries on every aspect of physical science. New terms focus on the areas of particle physics, cosmology, low-temperature physics, and quantum theory.