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## acceleration Quick reference

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Symbol *a*. The rate of increase of speed or velocity. It is measured in m s^{−2}. For a body moving linearly with constant acceleration ...

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## arithmetic series Quick reference

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## band theory Quick reference

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The theory that, in crystals, electrons fall into allowed *energy bands, between which lie forbidden bands. Although *free-electron theory...

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## Bayes’ theorem Quick reference

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## Beckmann thermometer Quick reference

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## beta decay Quick reference

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A type of weak interaction (*see*