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Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.

You wil find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. 

Here are some useful physics shelfmarks.

D 530 Comprehensive works on Physics

D 531 Mechanics of solids

D 532 Mechanics of fluids

D 533 Mechanics of gases

D 534 Sound and related vibrations

D 535 Optics

D 536 Heat

D 537 Electricity and electronics

D 537.622 Semiconductors

D 538 Magnetism

D 539 Molecular, atomic and nuclear physics

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