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11-15: Applied Physics

Applied Physics (Dewey 621)

CREW guidelines do not offer a weeding recommendation specific to Dewey 620s. Having researched some policies at other public Libraries the general consensus is X/3/MUSTIE for the applied Physics (this includes electronics, lighting, magnetic, optical, communications, engineering, fans, pumps, tools, as well as steam, hydraulic electrical, heat, machine, and computer engineering). There are many books specifically on wiring and other subjects such as small engine repair, plumbing, or boilers which are old, but not necessarily out of date in terms of information. So I recommend applying the MUSTIE and non-circulating principles to determine whether or not to weed.

Be aware that there are newer editions of code standards books that are not the version adopted by the state of New Jersey. To see a list of adopted codes simply click on NJ Adopted Codes and Standards to be sure to have the latest and most complete information. Because we are not special Libraries, you probably don't have too many items in 621. You may want to consider placing items in other areas of the collection for higher visibility. An example may be moving some computer engineering books from 621 to 004.

Suggestions for Weeding

  • Residential electrical design by John Traister, 1975, (0672211661)
  • Basic wiring techniques by Jeff Williams, 1982 (089721000X)
  • Modern refrigeration and air conditioning by Andrew Althouse, 1982 (0870063405) and 1988 (0870066420)
  • Tools and how to use them: an illustrated encyclopedia by Albert Jackson, 1978 (0394735420)
  • Signals: the science of telecommunications by John Pierce, 1990 (0716750260)
  • Troubleshooting your PC by M. David Stone & Alfred Poor, 2001 (0735611637)
  • PC hardware: a beginner's guide by Ron Gilster, 2001 (0072129905)
  • The no headache guide to refrigerator repair under $40 by Douglas Emley, 1994 (1884348009)
  • All thumbs guide to VCRs by Gene Williams, 1993 (0830641823)


Suggestions for Purchase

The selected items below are current, circulating, and touch on a broad range of popular subjects. 

  • The homeowner's DIY guide to electrical wiring by David Herres,  2015 (9780071844758)
  • Advanced home wiring: DC circuits, transfer switches, panel upgrades, circuit maps.  Series: Black & decker, 2015 (9781591866350)
  • The complete guide to wiring: current with 2014-2017 electrical codes. Black and Decker Corporation, 2014 (9781591866121)
  • Practical electronics for inventors by Paul Scherz, 2013 (9780071771337)
  • The ARRL ham radio license manual: all you need to become an amateur radio operator by Ward Silver, 2014 (9781625950130)
  • 3D Printing for dummies by Kalani Hausman, 2014 (9781118660751)
  • Make: Electronics: Learning through Discovery by Charles Platt, 2015 (9781680450262)
  • The powerhouse: inside the invention of a battery to save the world by Steve LeVine, 2015 (9780670025848)
  • Electronics from the ground up: learn by hacking, designing & inventing by Ronald Quan, 2015 (9780071837286)
  • The PC and gadget help desk: in depth  Mark Edward Soper, 2014 (9780789753458)
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