DDC 500: Science

The Public Library of Westland uses the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System to classify our non-fiction materials. A top level overview is here. Below is a look at the 500s.

500 | 510 | 520 | 530 | 540 | 550 | 560 | 570 | 580 | 590

500: Natural sciences and mathematics

  • 501: Philosophy and theory
  • 502: Miscellany
  • 503: Dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • 504: [Unassigned]
  • 505: Serial publications
  • 506: Organizations and management
  • 507: Education, research and related topics
  • 508: Natural history
  • 509: Historical, geographic and persons treatment

510: Mathematics

  • 511: General principles of mathematics
  • 512: Algebra
  • 513: Arithmetic
  • 514: Topology
  • 515: Analysis
  • 516: Geometry
  • 517: [Unassigned]
  • 518: Numerical analysis
  • 519: Probabilities and applied mathematics

520: Astronomy and allied sciences

  • 521: Celestial mechanics
  • 522: Techniques, equipment and materials
  • 523: Specific celestial bodies and phenomena
  • 524: [Unassigned]
  • 525: Earth (Astronomical geography)
  • 526: Mathematical geography
  • 527: Celestial navigation
  • 528: Ephemerides
  • 529: Chronology

530: Physics

  • 531: Classical mechanics; solid mechanics
  • 532: Fluid mechanics; liquid mechanics
  • 533: Gas mechanics
  • 534: Sound and related vibrations
  • 535: Light and infrared and ultraviolent phenomena
  • 536: Heat
  • 537: Electricity and electronics
  • 538: Magnetism
  • 539: Modern physics

540: Chemistry and allied sciences

  • 541: Physical chemistry
  • 542: Techniques, equipment and materials
  • 543: Analytical chemistry
  • 544: [Unassigned]
  • 545: [Unassigned]
  • 546: Inorganic chemistry
  • 547: Organic chemistry
  • 548: Crystallography
  • 549: Mineralogy

550: Earth sciences

  • 551: Geology, hydrology and meteorology
  • 552: Petrology
  • 553: Economic geology
  • 554: Earth Sciences of Europe
  • 555: Earth Sciences of Asia
  • 556: Earth Sciences of Africa
  • 557: Earth Sciences of North America
  • 558: Earth Sciences of South America
  • 559: Earth Sciences of other areas

560: Paleontology; paleozoology

  • 561: Paleobotany; fossil microorganisms
  • 562: Fossil invertebrates
  • 563: Fossil marine and seashore invertebrates
  • 564: Fossil mollusks and molluscoids
  • 565: Fossil arthropods
  • 566: Fossil chordates
  • 567: Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates; fossil fishes
  • 568: Fossil birds
  • 569: Fossil mammals

570: Life sciences; biology

  • 571: Physiology and related subjects
  • 572: Biochemistry
  • 573: Specific physiological
  • 574: [Unassigned]
  • 575: Specific parts of and systems in plants
  • 576: Genetics and evolution
  • 577: Ecology
  • 578: Natural history of organisms
  • 579: Microorganisms, fungi and algae

580: Plants (Botany)

  • 581: Specific topics in natural history
  • 582: Plants noted for characteristics and flowers
  • 583: Dictyledons
  • 584: Monocotyledons
  • 585: Gymnosperms; conifers
  • 586: Seedless plants
  • 587: Vascular seedless plants
  • 588: Bryophytes
  • 589: [Unassigned]

590: Animals (Zoology)

  • 591: Specific topics in natural history
  • 592: Invertebrates
  • 593: Marine and seashore invertebrates
  • 594: Mollusks and molluscoids
  • 595: Arthropods
  • 596: Chrodates
  • 597: Cold-blooded vertebrates; fishes
  • 598: Birds
  • 599: Mammals

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