Jean-Marc Suter, Ulrike Jordan and Dagmar Jaehnig

This vocabulary lists a number of terms used in this handbook, with their definition, symbol, physical units and comments. These terms were selected according to the following criteria:

• some of the terms are not commonly used

• other terms are common but their precise interpretation is less generally known or different from author to author, hence clarification was required

• finally, a third group of terms may be misleading for non-native English readers, because similar terms have a different meaning in foreign languages.

The first subsection of this vocabulary includes the selected terms and definitions. The second subsection gives a list of symbols and abbreviations used throughout the handbook. The third subsection is a list of terms and definitions specific to Chapters 6 and 8.

Updated: July 1, 2015 — 2:54 am