National Physical Laboratory

Physics Handbook

Pocket Physics HandbookThis useful physics handbook, produced in association with the Institute of Physics (IOP), is an excellent resource for physics students and teachers.

Download handbook Adobe Acrobat PDF file (PDF 1.7 MB)

The IOP is happy to send multiple copies of this handbook to IOP affiliated schools, on request by emailing is run by the IOP and is your guide to physics on the Internet. It is the place to be if you have a physics question, or if you are just generally interested in the subject. Search the database of 5,000 physics sites, play games, or get advice about studying and working in physics. You can also read the latest physics news, and find out about physics events and activities.

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NPL works closely with the IoP and strongly supports the work the IoP does in teaching physics in schools and colleges.


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