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# English-German physics glossary

http://www.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/~glassel/gu/glossary.html

## English-German math and physics glossary

Many physics and math terms that are latin-source 'Fremdworte' in German are virtually identical in English, but there are exceptions. Since we do calculations, we need math expressions, too. The stressed vowel is marked with ' where necessary (Betonung) 4-vector ansatz apex (anti-)coll'inear CM = center of mass Vierervektor Ansatz Scheitel(punkt) (anti-)kollinear Schwerpunkt

CMS = center-of-mass system Schwerpunktsystem (watch hypenation!) Cart'esian acceleration Beschleunigung angel angle angular momentum area assumption axis (pl. -es) balance beam balance bias .. .. center of gravity/mass co'ordinate, co-'ordinate coll'ision conserv'ation continuous d'efinite integral decay decomp'ose derivation der'ivative differ'entiate (with respect to) distribution dx is a differ'ential error error propagation estimate Engel Winkel Drehimpuls Flche Annahme Achse Waage Balkenwaage eigentlich: Vorurteil systematische Abweichung, z.B. zwischen Stichprobenvarianz und wahrer Varianz Schwerpunkt pronounced co-ordinate Sto Erhaltung (z.B. der Energie) stetig Zerfall (z.B. radioaktiver zerlegen Herleitung Ableitung (math.) ableiten nach Verteilung Fehler Fehlerfortpflanzung Schtzung

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## English-German physics glossary

http://www.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/~glassel/gu/glossary.html

expectation value family (of curves) force force pair frame grade inertia inertial force initial [value] 'impact parameter 'ind'efinite integral indefinite metric integr'al, integrate integr'ation integral limits mean/average [value] median [value] modulus mom'entum m'oment of inertia muon normaliz'ation orth'ogonal ph'ysical p'olar pole prime (double)-prime(d) probab'ility proof proper time pulley pulley [block] (r'eference) frame radius vector rest mass rigid body rms = root mean square sample self-similar series [expansion] slope

Erwartungswert (Kurven-) Schaar Kraft Krftepaar see: reference frame Steigung / (Schul-) Note (see slope Trgheit, Masse Trgheitskraft (Scheinkraft) Anfangs-[wert] Stoparameter indefinite Metrik

Mittelwert Median(wert) Betrag Impuls Trgheitsmoment Mon (flschlich M-Meson Normierung physisch, krperlich, AUCH physikalisch! Stange, math. Pol Primzahl UND (math.) -Strich (z.B. y') (zwei-)gestrichen Wahrscheinlichkeit Beweis Eigenzeit (Relativittstheorie) (Seil-) Rolle, auch Flaschenzug Flaschenzug Bezugssystem Ortsvektor Ruhemasse (Relativittstheorie starrer Krper Standardabweichung Stichprobe selbst-hnlich Reihe [Reihen-Entwicklung] Steigung (math.) (see grade

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## English-German physics glossary

http://www.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/~glassel/gu/glossary.html

## How to pronounce math and phys expressions

1 + 2 one plus two 2 - 0.5 two minus zero-point-five 2x two ex 3/5 three divided by five .. .. three fifths three over five

10(-)5 ten to [the power of] (minus) five .. ten to the (minus) fifth x2 x3 () <> [] ex square[d] ex cube[d] square-root a parenthesis (pl. -es) (opening, closing) angle brackets (often stand for expectation value) square brackets

{} curly brackets, braces dx/dt dee ex over dee tee ex dot n! enn factorial pee-bar (Antiproton eitch-bar (ha-quer, h/2pi y' wy prime Some expressions are hard in html, like x with a dot on top, let alone a partial derivative, so I will have to do them in TEX. Last modified: 99-11-22

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