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Titles in the call number range QB - QC (Astronomy, Physics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • X-ray diffraction imaging of biological cells / Masayoshi Nakasako
    QC482.D5

  • Wind energy meteorology : atmospheric physics for wind power generation / Stefan Emeis
    QC861.3

  • Nonequilibrium dynamics of collective excitations in quantum materials / Edoardo Baldini
    QC173.454

  • Particle confinement in Penning traps : an introduction / Manuel Vogel
    QC793.2

  • Shock wave interactions : selected articles from the 22nd International Shock Interaction Symposium, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4-8 July 2016 / Konstantinos Kontis, editor
    QC168.85.S45

  • First ten years of Hinode Solar On-Orbit Observatory / Toshifumi Shimizu, Shinsuke Imada, Masahito Kubo, editors
    QB136

  • Confocal Raman Microscopy edited by Jan Toporski, Thomas Dieing, Olaf Hollricher
    QC718.5.S6

  • Many-body approaches at different scales : a tribute to Norman H. March on the occasion of his 90th birthday / G.G.N Angilella, C. Amovilli, editors
    QC174.17.P7

  • Physical and mathematical modeling of Earth and environment processes : 3rd International Scientific School for Young Scientists, Ishlinskii Institute for Problems in Mechanics of Russian Academy of Science / Vladimir Karev, Dmitry Klimov, Konstantin Pokazeev, editors
    QC801

  • Theory and practice of climate adaptation / Fátima Alves, Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses Azeiteiro, editors
    QC903

  • Theoretical femtosecond physics : atoms and molecules in strong laser fields / Frank Grossmann
    QC689.5.L37

  • Communicating climate change information for decision-making Silvia Serrao-Neumann, Anne Coudrain, Liese Coulter, editors
    QC903

  • Exercises and problems in mathematical methods of physics / Giampaolo Cicogna
    QC20

  • Exploring the Architecture of Transiting Exoplanetary Systems with High-Precision Photometry by Kento Masuda
    QB4

  • Heterogeneous Ferroelectric Solid Solutions Phases and Domain States / by Vitaly Yu. Topolov
    QC596.5 .T66 2018eb

  • Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy From Single Charge Detection to Device Characterization / edited by Sascha Sadewasser, Thilo Glatzel
    QC718.5.S6

  • Dynamics of Adsorptive Systems for Heat Transformation Optimization of Adsorber, Adsorbent and Cycle / by Alessio Sapienza, Andrea Frazzica, Angelo Freni, Yuri Aristov
    QC319.8

  • Karaṇapaddhati of Putumana Somayājī / Venketeswara Pai, K. Ramasubramanian, M.S. Sriram, M.D. Srinivas
    QB18

  • Classical field theory : on electrodynamics, non-Abelian gauge theories and gravitation / Florian Scheck
    QC173.7

  • Optical characterization of thin solid films / edited by Olaf Stenzel, Miloslav Ohlídal, editors
    QC176.84.O7

  • Probabilistic theory of mean field games with applications. René Carmona, François Delarue
    QC174.85.M43

  • Theoretical physics. Wolfgang Nolting
    QC174.8

  • Propagation of multidimensional nonlinear waves and kinematical conservation laws / Phoolan Prasad
    QC174.26.W28

  • Bubbles, drops, and particles in non-Newtonian fluids / R.P. Chhabra
    QC 189.5 C55 2007
    Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids, Second Edition continues to provide thorough coverage of the scientific foundations and the latest advances in particle motion in non-Newtonian media. The book demonstrates how dynamic behavior of single particles can yield useful information for modeling transport processes in complex multiphase flows.

    Completely revised and expanded, this second edition covers macroscopic momentum and heat/mass transfer from a single rigid or fluid particle or ensembles of particles involving strong inter-particle interactions including packed beds, fluidized beds, and porous media with different types of non-Newtonian fluids. It reflects advances made since the publication of the previous, bestselling edition with new material on topics such as extensional flow; time-independent, time-dependent and visco-elastic fluids; free settling behavior of non-spherical particles; and particle motion in visco-elastic and visco-plastic fluids, boundary layer flows, flows in porous media, and falling object rheometry.

    An excellent reference and handbook dealing with the technological aspects of non-Newtonian materials encountered in nature and in technology, this book highlights qualitative differences between the response of a Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids in the complex flows encountered in processing applications.

  • Transport phenomena in capillary-porous structures and heat pipes / Henry Smirnov
    QC 320.36 S65 2010

    Two-phase nano- and micro-thermal control device research is now proving relevant to a growing range of modern applications, including those in cryogenics, thermal engineering, MEMS, and aerospace engineering. Until now, researchers have lacked a definitive resource that provides a complete review of micro- and nano-scale evaporative heat and mass transfer in capillaries-porous structures.

    Transport Phenomena in Capillary-Porous Structures and Heat Pipescovers the latest experiemental research efforts in two-phase thermal control technology research and development. The book covers vaporization heat transfer and hydrodynamic processes occurring in capillary channels and porous structures--paying particular attention to the physical mechanisms of these phenomena. Extensive experimental research activities on unique film and photo materials of boiling inside slits, capillaries, and capillary-porous structures are reviewed.

    By providing a complete record of research in the field, this volume gives researchers, engineers, and practitioners working on vaporization heat transfer and hydrodynamic processes the findings needed to avoid unnecessary experimental efforts, and will help further the development of this dynamic area of research.

  • Classical thermodynamics of fluid systems : principles and applications / by Juan H. Vera, Grazyna Wilczek-Vera
    QC145.4.T5

  • Applied surface thermodynamics
    QC 173.4 S94A67 2011

    Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of Applied Surface Thermodynamicsoffers a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides students and researchers with fundamental knowledge and practical guidelines in solving real-world problems related to the measurement and interpretation of interfacial properties.

    Containing 40 percent new material and reorganized content, this second edition begins by presenting a generalized Gibbs theory of capillarity, including discussions of highly curved interfaces. Concentrating on drop-shape techniques, the book discusses liquid-fluid interfacial tension and its measurement. Next, the authors focus on contact angles with chapters on experimental procedures, thermodynamic models, and the interpretation of contact angles in terms of solid surface tension. The book discusses theoretical approaches to determining solid surface tension as well as interfacial tensions of particles and their manifestations. It concludes by discussing drop size dependence of contact angles and line tension.

    What's New in the Second Edition:

    Recent progress in Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA) Image processing methods for drop shape analysis Advanced applications and generalizations of ADSA Recent studies of contact angle hysteresis Contact angles on inert fluoropolymers Update on line tension and the drop size dependence of contact angles

    Exploring a range of different aspects of surface science and its applications, the book logically progresses so that knowledge of previous chapters enhances the understanding of subsequent material, yet each chapter is freestanding so that experienced researchers can quickly refer to topics of particular interest.


  • Fluid mechanics of environmental interfaces / editors, Carlo Gualtieri, Dragutin T. Mihailovic
    QC 809 F5F587 2013

    Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) studies the motion of air and water at several different scales, the fate and transport of species carried along by these fluids, and the interactions among those flows and geological, biological, and engineered systems. EFM emerged some decades ago as a response to the need for tools to study problems of flow and transport in rivers, estuaries, lakes, groundwater and the atmosphere; it is a topic of increasing importance for decision makers, engineers, and researchers alike. The second edition of the successful textbook " Fluid Mechanics of Environmental Interfaces " is still aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of fluid mechanical processes occurring at the different interfaces existing in the realm of EFM, such as the air-water interface, the air-land interface, the water-sediment interface, the surface water-groundwater interface, the water-vegetation interface, and the water-biological systems interface. Across any of these interfaces mass, momentum, and heat are exchanged through different fluid mechanical processes over various spatial and temporal scales.

    In this second edition, the unique feature of this book, considering all the topics from the point of view of the concept of environmental interface, was maintained while the chapters were updated and five new chapters have been added to significantly enlarge the coverage of the subject area. The book starts with a chapter introducing the concept of EFM and its scope, scales, processes and systems. Then, the book is structured in three parts with fifteen chapters. Part one, which is composed of four chapters, covers the processes occurring at the interfaces between the atmosphere and the surface of the land and the seas, including the transport of dust and the dispersion of passive substances within the atmosphere. Part two deals in five chapters with the fluid mechanics at the air-water interface at small scales and sediment-water interface, including the advective diffusion of air bubbles, the hyporheic exchange and the tidal bores.

    Finally, part three discusses in six chapters the processes at the interfaces between fluids and biotic systems, such as transport processes in the soil-vegetation-lower atmosphere system, turbulence and wind above and within the forest canopy, flow and mass transport in vegetated open channels, transport processes to and from benthic plants and animals and coupling between interacting environmental interfaces. Each chapter has an educational part, which is structured in four sections: a synopsis of the chapter, a list of keywords that the reader should have encountered in the chapter, a list of questions and a list of unsolved problems related to the topics covered by the chapter.

    The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in environmental sciences, civil engineering and environmental engineering, (geo)physics, atmospheric science, meteorology, limnology, oceanography, and applied mathematics.


  • Spark Discharge
    QC 703.5 R359 2017

  • Compact heat exchangers for energy transfer intensification : low grade heat and fouling mitigation / Jiří Jaromir KlemeŠ, Olga Arsenyeva, Petro Kapustenko, Leonid Tovazhnyanskyy
    QC 320 K54 2016

    Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low-Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation provides theoretical and experimental background on heat transfer intensification in modern heat exchangers. Emphasizing applications in complex heat recovery systems for the process industries, this book:

    Covers various issues related to low-grade heat, including waste heat from industry and buildings, storage and transport of thermal energy, and heat transfer equipment requirements Explains the basic principles, terminology, and heat transfer aspects of compactness, as well as the concept of intensified heat area targets at process integration Pays special attention to the mitigation of fouling in heat exchangers and their systems, describing fouling deposition and threshold fouling mechanisms Delivers a thoughtful analysis of the economics of implementation, considering energy-capital trade-off, capital cost estimation, and energy prices Presents illustrative case studies of specific applications in food and chemical production plants

    Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low-Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation not only highlights key developments in compact heat exchangers, but also instills a practical knowledge of the latest process integration and heat transfer enhancement methodologies.


  • Slotted waveguide array antennas : theory, analysis and design / Lars Josefsson and Sembian R. Rengarajan
    QC 661 J67 2018eb

    Slotted waveguide antenna arrays are used in radar, communication and remote sensing systems for high frequencies. They have linear polarization with low cross-polarization and low losses but can also be designed for dual polarizations and phase steered beams.

    Slotted Waveguide Array Antennas is the first comprehensive treatment of these antennas from an engineering perspective. It provides readers with a thorough foundation in applicable theories as well as hands-on instruction for practical analysis, design, manufacture and use of important types of waveguide slot arrays. It goes beyond some of the commonly discussed topics and ventures into areas that include higher order mode coupling and edge effects; performance optimisation in terms of bandwidth and pattern performance and manufacturing tolerances.

    With specific examples of waveguide array designs, accompanied by detailed illustrations and antenna characteristics, the book is a must-have reference for engineers involved in antenna design, development and applications.


  • The Violence of Climate Change : Lessons of Resistance from Nonviolent Activists / Kevin J. O'Brien
    QC 903 O36 2017eb

  • Einstein's Pacifism and World War I / Virginia Iris Holmes
    QC 16 E5 H65 2017eb

  • Drawing Physics : 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs / Don S. Lemons
    QC 7 L44 2017eb

    Drawings and short essays offer engaging and accessible explanations of key ideas in physics, from triangulation to relativity and beyond.

    Humans have been trying to understand the physical universe since antiquity. Aristotle had one vision (the realm of the celestial spheres is perfect), and Einstein another (all motion is relativistic). More often than not, these different understandings begin with a simple drawing, a pre-mathematical picture of reality. Such drawings are a humble but effective tool of the physicist's craft, part of the tradition of thinking, teaching, and learning passed down through the centuries. This book uses drawings to help explain fifty-one key ideas of physics accessibly and engagingly. Don Lemons, a professor of physics and author of several physics books, pairs short, elegantly written essays with simple drawings that together convey important concepts from the history of physical science.

    Lemons proceeds chronologically, beginning with Thales' discovery of triangulation, the Pythagorean monocord, and Archimedes' explanation of balance. He continues through Leonardo's description of "earthshine" (the ghostly glow between the horns of a crescent moon), Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and Newton's cradle (suspended steel balls demonstrating by their collisions that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction). Reaching the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Lemons explains the photoelectric effect, the hydrogen atom, general relativity, the global greenhouse effect, Higgs boson, and more. The essays place the science of the drawings in historical context--describing, for example, Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church over his teaching that the sun is the center of the universe, the link between the discovery of electrical phenomena and the romanticism of William Wordsworth, and the shadow cast by the Great War over Einstein's discovery of relativity.

    Readers of Drawing Physics with little background in mathematics or physics will say, "Now I see, and now I understand."


  • The Prometheus Bomb : The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark / Neil J. Sullivan
    QC 773.3 U5 S86 2016eb
    During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom.

    The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions.

    Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come.

  • Reading Galileo : Scribal Technologies and the Two New Sciences / Renee Raphael
    QB 36 G2 R2155 2017eb

    In 1638, Galileo was over seventy years old, blind, and confined to house arrest outside of Florence. With the help of friends and family, he managed to complete and smuggle to the Netherlands a manuscript that became his final published work, Two New Sciences . Treating diverse subjects that became the foundations of mechanical engineering and physics, this book is often depicted as the definitive expression of Galileo's purportedly modern scientific agenda. In Reading Galileo , Renée Raphael offers a new interpretation of Two New Sciences which argues instead that the work embodied no such coherent canonical vision. Raphael alleges that it was written--and originally read--as the eclectic product of the types of discursive textual analysis and meandering descriptive practices Galileo professed to reject in favor of more qualitative scholarship.

    Focusing on annotations period readers left in the margins of extant copies and on the notes and teaching materials of seventeenth-century university professors whose lessons were influenced by Galileo's text, Raphael explores the ways in which a range of early-modern readers, from ordinary natural philosophers to well-known savants, responded to Galileo. She highlights the contrast between the practices of Galileo's actual readers, who followed more traditional, "bookish" scholarly methods, and their image, constructed by Galileo and later historians, as "modern" mathematical experimenters.

    Two New Sciences has not previously been the subject of such rigorous attention and analysis. Reading Galileo considerably changes our understanding of Galileo's important work while offering a well-executed case study in the reception of an early-modern scientific classic. This important text will be of interest to a wide range of historians--of science, of scholarly practices and the book, and of early-modern intellectual and cultural history.


  • The Spirit and the Sky : Lakota Visions of the Cosmos / Mark Hollabaugh
    QB 32 H6845 2017eb
    The interest of nineteenth-century Lakotas in the Sun, the Moon, and the stars was an essential part of their never-ending quest to understand their world. The Spirit and the Sky presents a survey of the ethnoastronomy of the nineteenth-century Lakotas and relates Lakota astronomy to their cultural practices and beliefs. The center of Lakota belief is the incomprehensible, extraordinary, and sacred nature of the world in which they live. The earth beneath and the stars above constitute their holistic world.

    Mark Hollabaugh offers a detailed analysis of aspects of Lakota culture that have a bearing on Lakota astronomy, including telling time, their names for the stars and constellations as they appeared from the Great Plains, and the phenomena of meteor showers, eclipses, and the aurora borealis. Hollabaugh's explanation of the cause of the aurora that occurred at the death of Black Elk in 1950 is a new contribution to ethnoastronomy.

  • From light to dark : daylight, illumination, and gloom / Tim Edensor
    QC 372 E34 2017
    Light pervades the world, and when it is not light, darkness emerges and is combated by electric illumination. Despite this globally shared human experience in which spaces appear radically different depending on time, season, and weather, social science investigation on the subject is meager. From Light to Dark fills this gap, focusing on our interaction with daylight, illumination, and darkness. Tim Edensor begins by examining the effects of daylight on our perception of landscape, drawing on artworks, particular landscapes, and architectural practice. He then considers the ways in which illumination is often contested and can be used to express power, looking at how capitalist, class, ethnic, military, and state power use lighting to reinforce their authority over space. Edensor also considers light artists such as Olafur Eliasson and festivals of illumination before turning a critical eye to the supposedly dangerous, sinister associations of darkness. In examining the modern city as a space of fantasy through electric illumination, he studies how we are seeking--and should seek--new forms of darkness in reaction to the perpetual glow of urban lighting.Highly original and absorbingly written, From Light to Dark analyzes a vast array of artistic interventions, diverse spaces, and lighting technologies to explore these most basic human experiences.

  • The quantum revolution in philosophy / Richard Healey
    QC 174.12 H432 2017
    Quantum theory launched a revolution in physics. But we have yet to understand the revolution's significance for philosophy. Richard Healey opens a path to such understanding. Most studies of the conceptual foundations of quantum theory first try to interpret the theory - to say how the worldcould possibly be the way the theory says it is. But, though fundamental, quantum theory is enormously successful without describing the world in its own terms. When properly applied, models of quantum theory offer good advice on the significance and credibility of claims about the world expressedin other terms. This first philosophical lesson of the quantum revolution dissolves the quantum measurement problem. Pragmatist treatments of probability and causation show how quantum theory may be used to explain the non-localized correlations that have been thought to involve "spooky"instantaneous action at a distance. Given environmental decoherence, a pragmatist inferentialist approach to content shows when talk of quantum probabilities is licensed, resolves any residual worries about whether a quantum measurement has a determinate outcome, and solves a dilemma about theontology of a quantum field theory. This approach to meaning and reference also reveals the nature and limits of objective description in the light of quantum theory. While these pragmatist approaches to probability, causation, explanation and content may be independently motivated by philosophicalargument, their successful application here illustrates their practical importance in helping philosophers come to terms with the quantum revolution.

  • What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics / Adam Becker
    QC 173.98 B43 2018
    The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universe
    Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics as meaningless. A mishmash of solipsism and poor reasoning, Copenhagen endured, as Bohr's students vigorously protected his legacy, and the physics community favored practical experiments over philosophical arguments. As a result, questioning the status quo long meant professional ruin. And yet, from the 1920s to today, physicists like John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics. What Is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.

  • The old and new : a narrative on the history of the Society for Experimental Mechanics / Cesar A. Sciammarella ; edited by Kristin B. Zimmerman
    QC 120 S366 2018eb

    The field of Experimental Mechanics has evolved substantially over the past 100 years. In the early years, the field was primarily comprised of applied physicists, civil engineers, railroad engineers, and mechanical engineers. The field defined itself by those who invented, developed, and refined experimental tools and techniques, based on the latest technologies available, to better understand the fundamental mechanics of materials and structures used to design many aspects of our everyday life. What the early experimental mechanician measured, observed, and evaluated were things like stress, strain, fracture, and fatigue, to name a few, which remain fundamental to the field today.

    This book guides you through a chronology of the formation of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and its ensuing evolution. The Society was founded in 1935 by a very small group of individuals that understood the value of creating a common forum for people working in the field of Applied Mechanics of Solids, where extensive theoretical developments needed the input of experimental validation. A community of individuals who--through research, applications, sharp discussion of ideas--could fulfill the needs of a nation rapidly evolving in the technological field. The founders defined, influenced, and grew the field of what we now call Experimental Mechanics. Written as a narrative, the author describes, based on input from numerous individuals and personal experiences, the evolution of the New England Photoelasticity Conference to what we know today as the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). The narrative is the author's perspective that invites members of the Society to contribute to the story by adding names of individuals, institutions, and technologies that have defined the Society over the past 75 years.

    Many of the key individuals who greatly influenced the advancement of the field of Experimental Mechanics are mentioned. These individuals are, in many ways, the founders of the field who have written textbooks, brought their teaching leadership and experiences to the classroom, worked on the Apollo project, and invented testing, evaluation, and measurement equipment that have shaped the fields of engineering. SEM's international membership is highly represented by those in academia, as you will read, although there has always been a powerful balance and contribution from industry and research organizations across the globe.

    The role of the experimental mechanician is defined, in many ways, through the individual legacies shared in the following pages....legacies that define the past and create the foundation for what is now and what is to come.


  • The old and new : a narrative on the history of the Society for Experimental Mechanics / Cesar A. Sciammarella ; edited by Kristin B. Zimmerman
    QC 120 S366 2018eb

    The field of Experimental Mechanics has evolved substantially over the past 100 years. In the early years, the field was primarily comprised of applied physicists, civil engineers, railroad engineers, and mechanical engineers. The field defined itself by those who invented, developed, and refined experimental tools and techniques, based on the latest technologies available, to better understand the fundamental mechanics of materials and structures used to design many aspects of our everyday life. What the early experimental mechanician measured, observed, and evaluated were things like stress, strain, fracture, and fatigue, to name a few, which remain fundamental to the field today.

    This book guides you through a chronology of the formation of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and its ensuing evolution. The Society was founded in 1935 by a very small group of individuals that understood the value of creating a common forum for people working in the field of Applied Mechanics of Solids, where extensive theoretical developments needed the input of experimental validation. A community of individuals who--through research, applications, sharp discussion of ideas--could fulfill the needs of a nation rapidly evolving in the technological field. The founders defined, influenced, and grew the field of what we now call Experimental Mechanics. Written as a narrative, the author describes, based on input from numerous individuals and personal experiences, the evolution of the New England Photoelasticity Conference to what we know today as the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). The narrative is the author's perspective that invites members of the Society to contribute to the story by adding names of individuals, institutions, and technologies that have defined the Society over the past 75 years.

    Many of the key individuals who greatly influenced the advancement of the field of Experimental Mechanics are mentioned. These individuals are, in many ways, the founders of the field who have written textbooks, brought their teaching leadership and experiences to the classroom, worked on the Apollo project, and invented testing, evaluation, and measurement equipment that have shaped the fields of engineering. SEM's international membership is highly represented by those in academia, as you will read, although there has always been a powerful balance and contribution from industry and research organizations across the globe.

    The role of the experimental mechanician is defined, in many ways, through the individual legacies shared in the following pages....legacies that define the past and create the foundation for what is now and what is to come.


  • Probabilistic theory of mean field games with applications. René Carmona, François Delarue
    QC174.85.M43

  • Basic atomic interactions of accelerated heavy ions in matter : atomic interactions of heavy ions / Inga Tolstikhina, Makoto Imai, Nicolas Winckler, Viacheslav Shevelko
    QC702.7.H42

  • Extreme states of matter in strong interaction physics an introduction / Helmut Satz
    QC318.T47

  • Multiple messengers and challenges in astroparticle physics
    QB461

  • Geometrical themes inspired by the N-body problem Luis Hernández-Lamoneda, Haydeé Herrera, Rafael Herrera, editors
    QC174.17.P7

  • The life, science and times of Lev Vasilevich Shubnokov : pioneer of soviet cryogenics
    QC16.S4975

  • Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond / edited by Olga E. Malandraki, Norma B. Crosby
    QB526.S65

  • A Second Course in Topos Quantum Theory by Cecilia Flori
    QC173.96

  • Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature / by Donald W. Olson
    QB1-991

  • Elements of Classical and Quantum Physics by Michele Cini
    QC173.96

  • Stardust Final Conference Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science / edited by Massimiliano Vasile, Edmondo Minisci, Leopold Summerer, Peter McGinty
    QB495

  • Solid state physics : principles and modern applications / John J. Quinn, Kyung-Soo Yi
    QC176

  • Remote sensing of clouds and precipitation / Constantin Andronache, editor
    QC921

  • Quantum theory and local causality / Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Péter Vecsernyés
    QC174.12

  • Quantum physics, mini black holes, and the multiverse : debunking common misconceptions in theoretical physics / Yasunori Nomura, Bill Poirier, John Terning ; Farzad Nekoogar, founding editor
    QC174.12

  • The impact of climate change on our life : the questions of sustainability / Abdelnaser Omran, Odile Schwarz-Herion, editors
    QC903

  • Advanced detectors for nuclear, high energy and astroparticle physics : proceedings of ADNHEAP 2017 / Saikat Biswas, Supriya Das, Sanjay Kumar Ghosh, editors
    QC770

  • Mathematical physics : classical mechanics / Andreas Knauf
    QC20

  • Introduction to transport phenomena modeling : a multiphysics, general equation-based approach / Gianpaolo Ruocco
    QC175.2

  • Physical (a)causality : determinism, randomness and uncaused events / Karl Svozil
    QC6.4.C3

  • Climate modelling : philosophical and conceptual issues / Elisabeth A. Lloyd, Eric Winsberg, editors
    QC981

  • Pohl's introduction to physics. Klaus Lüders, Robert O. Pohl, editors
    QC23.2

  • Geometric methods in physics XXXV : Workshop and Summer School, Białowieża, Poland, June 26-July 2, 2016 / Piotr Kielanowski, Anatol Odzijewicz, Emma Previato, editors
    QC174.17.G46

  • The physics of nuclear reactors / Serge Marguet
    QC 782 M374 2017eb

  • Brave new Arctic : the untold story of the melting North / Mark C. Serreze
    QC 994.8 S4754 2018

    An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic

    In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being overtaken by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's riveting firsthand account of how scientists from around the globe came together to find answers.

    In a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades, Serreze describes how puzzlement turned to concern and astonishment as researchers came to understand that the Arctic of old was quickly disappearing--with potentially devastating implications for the entire planet. Serreze is a world-renowned Arctic geographer and climatologist who has conducted fieldwork on ice caps, glaciers, sea ice, and tundra in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. In this must-read book, he blends invaluable insights from his own career with those of other pioneering scientists who, together, ushered in an exciting new age of Arctic exploration. Along the way, he accessibly describes the cutting-edge science that led to the alarming conclusion that the Arctic is rapidly thawing due to climate change, that humans are to blame, and that the global consequences are immense.

    A gripping scientific adventure story, Brave New Arctic shows how the Arctic's extraordinary transformation serves as a harbinger of things to come if we fail to meet the challenge posed by a warming Earth.


  • Physics for scientists and engineers / Raymond A. Serway (Emeritus, James Madison University), John W. Jewett Jr. (Emeritus, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) ; with contributions by Vahé Peroomian (University of Southern California)
    QC 21.3 S467 2019
    Taking an integrative approach, market-leading PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH MODERN PHYSICS, Tenth Edition seamlessly matches curated content to the learning environment for which it was intended--from in-class group problem solving to online homework that utilizes targeted feedback and tutorials. More student friendly than ever, the text includes new context-rich exercises, Think-Pair-Share problems, MCAT-style passage problems and sound educational pedagogy. The unified art program and detailed worked examples compliment the concise language and meticulous instruction for which Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett Jr. are known. In addition, WebAssign--the world's easiest to use homework system--equips you with the definitive solution to your homework and assessment needs to maximize your course success.

  • The Ash Wednesday supper / Giordano Bruno ; a new translation of La cena de le ceneri with the Italian text annotated and introduced by Hilary Gatti
    QB 36 C8 B8713 2018

    Giordano Bruno's The Ash Wednesday Supper is the first of six philosophical dialogues in Italian that he wrote and published in London between 1584 and 1585. It presents a revolutionary cosmology founded on the new Copernican astronomy that Bruno extends to infinite dimensions, filling it with an endless number of planetary systems. As well as opening up the traditional closed universe and reducing earth to a tiny speck in an overwhelmingly immense cosmos, Bruno offers a lively description of his clash of opinions with the conservative academics and theologians he argued with in Oxford and London.

    This volume, containing what has recently been claimed as the final version of Bruno's Ash Wednesday Supper , presents a new translation based on a newly edited text, with critical comment that takes account of the most current discussion of the textual, historical, cosmological and philosophical issues raised in this dialogue. It considers Bruno's work as a seminal text of the late European renaissance.


  • Rays, waves, and scattering : topics in classical mathematical physics / John A. Adam
    QC 20 A28 2017

    This one-of-a-kind book presents many of the mathematical concepts, structures, and techniques used in the study of rays, waves, and scattering. Panoramic in scope, it includes discussions of how ocean waves are refracted around islands and underwater ridges, how seismic waves are refracted in the earth's interior, how atmospheric waves are scattered by mountains and ridges, how the scattering of light waves produces the blue sky, and meteorological phenomena such as rainbows and coronas.

    Rays, Waves, and Scattering is a valuable resource for practitioners, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in applied mathematics, theoretical physics, and engineering. Bridging the gap between advanced treatments of the subject written for specialists and less mathematical books aimed at beginners, this unique mathematical compendium features problems and exercises throughout that are geared to various levels of sophistication, covering everything from Ptolemy's theorem to Airy integrals (as well as more technical material), and several informative appendixes.

    Provides a panoramic look at wave motion in many different contexts Features problems and exercises throughout Includes numerous appendixes, some on topics not often covered An ideal reference book for practitioners Can also serve as a supplemental text in classical applied mathematics, particularly wave theory and mathematical methods in physics and engineering Accessible to anyone with a strong background in ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, and functions of a complex variable

  • Ultrafast optics and spectroscopy in physical chemistry / Atanu Battacharyya
    QC 454 O66 B38 2018

    Ultrafast spectroscopy is an advanced spectroscopic technique which enables us to capture events (mostly microscopic) in a very rapid time scale (spanning from nanoseconds (10-9 sec) to attosecond (10-18 sec)). The introduction of this spectroscopic technique to chemistry came with microsecond resolution near about 1950 with the development of flash photolysis by Norrish and Porter (R G W Norrish and G Porter, Nature, 164, 658 (1949); Discuss. Faraday Soc. 17, 40 (1954). They studied chemical reaction dynamics in time domain, for the first time. Thereafter, with the advances made with ultrafast lasers, the time resolution improved continuously over the years, reaching the "picosecond" in 1980, the "femtosecond" in 1990 and the "attosecond" in 2000. The field is continuously maturing and has earned noble prize in chemistry twice: the first one was awarded to M Eigen, R G W Norrish and G Porter, and the second one was awarded to A Zewail. This highlights the significant role of ultrafast spectroscopy in chemical dynamics study (more broadly in Physical Chemistry).

    Ultrafast Spectroscopy is a vast and exhaustive subject and perhaps everybody working in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy would agree that it is difficult to introduce this subject to a new student, particularly with physical chemistry (or chemistry) background (education obtained at the bachelor or master level in India). Generally, the language of ultrafast spectroscopy and related optics is not part of the chemistry education in India. Students with academic background in physics and electrical engineering are far better suited to this. However, physical chemists have to measure physical properties and monitor dynamics of different physical and chemical processes routinely using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques. Furthermore, physical chemists have to reason intellectually about a new ultrafast technique to monitor a novel dynamics of chemical system. This leads to a problem, particularly when it comes to educating (Indian) chemistry students in ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory. Unfortunately, no single textbook is available which is suitable for a chemistry student new to this field. Realizing this need, a course on ultrafast optics and spectroscopy was offered by me in the January session of 2014 to the integrated and regular PhD students at Indian Institute of Science and the favourable reception to the course by the students from several departments, including Physics, Centre of Nano Science and Engineering, and Physical Chemistry, confirmed the existence of that need, not only in physical chemistry but also in other related disciplines.

    The primary goal of this text book is that any student (beginner), even one who has never heard of the subject, should be able to learn what ultrafast spectroscopy is, why optics related to the subject requires special attention, how to use the basic ideas of the subject in laboratory-based ultrafast spectroscopy experiments, and how to interpret the experimental observations, and so on. Furthermore, the book should be studied without any help from an expert in the field. The level of mathematics is suitably selected in the book so that any student with basic knowledge of algebra, differentiation and integration would comfortably go through the book. As chemists often tend to see the physical picture of a mathematical formula, significant discussion on the meaning of mathematical expressions used in the text is included.


  • Molecular spectroscopy / Jeanne L. McHale, Washington State University
    QC 454 M6 M38 2017

    This textbook offers an introduction to the foundations of spectroscopic methods and provides a bridge between basic concepts and experimental applications in fields as diverse as materials science, biology, solar energy conversion, and environmental science. The author emphasizes the use of time-dependent theory to link the spectral response in the frequency domain to the behavior of molecules in the time domain, strengthened by two brand new chapters on nonlinear optical spectroscopy and time-resolved spectroscopy. Theoretical underpinnings are presented to the extent necessary for readers to understand how to apply spectroscopic tools to their own interests.


  • Astrochemistry : from the big bang to the present day / Claire Vallance, Oxford
    QB 450 V35 2017

    The rapidly growing field of astrochemistry focuses on the chemistry occurring in stars, planets, and the interstellar medium, bringing together elements of chemistry, physics, astrophysics, and biology. Astrochemistry describes the chemical history of the Universe, our solar system, and our planet. It explores in some detail the 'alien' chemistry occurring in interstellar gas clouds, the regions where stars and planets are formed, and also looks at the theoretical and experimental methods that allow us to carry out Earth-based studies of astrochemistry.

    The evolution of the Universe and the complex chemistry occurring both in interstellar space and in the planetary systems that form in these regions is explained primarily in terms of basic principles of physical chemistry. While there is plenty to interest the general reader, this book is aimed at intermediate to advanced undergraduates of chemistry and astrochemistry, highlighting many different aspects of physical chemistry and demonstrating their relevance to the world we live in.

    This book was written in conjunction with Atmospheric Chemistry: From the Surface to the Stratosphere , Grant Ritchie (2017) World Scientific Publishing.


  • The Wigner transform / Maurice de Gosson, University of Vienna, Austria
    QC 174.85 P48 G67 2017

    This book provides an in-depth and rigorous study of the Wigner transform and its variants. They are presented first within a context of a general mathematical framework, and then through applications to quantum mechanics. The Wigner transform was introduced by Eugene Wigner in 1932 as a probability quasi-distribution which allows expression of quantum mechanical expectation values in the same form as the averages of classical statistical mechanics. It is also used in signal processing as a transform in time-frequency analysis, closely related to the windowed Gabor transform.

    Written for advanced-level students and professors in mathematics and mathematical physics, it is designed as a complete textbook course providing analysis on the most important research on the subject to date. Due to the advanced nature of the content, it is also suitable for research mathematicians, engineers and chemists active in the field.


  • Emergence of the quantum from the classical : mathematical aspects of quantum processes / Maurice de Gosson
    QC 174.12 G6738 2018

    The emergence of quantum mechanics from classical world mechanics is now a well-established theme in mathematical physics. This book demonstrates that quantum mechanics can indeed be viewed as a refinement of Hamiltonian mechanics, and builds on the work of George Mackey in relation to their mathematical foundations. Additionally when looking at the differences with classical mechanics, quantum mechanics crucially depends on the value of Planck's constant h . Recent cosmological observations tend to indicate that not only the fine structure constant α but also h might have varied in both time and space since the Big Bang. We explore the mathematical and physical consequences of a variation of h ; surprisingly we see that a decrease of h leads to transitions from the quantum to the classical.

    Emergence of the Quantum from the Classical provides help to undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics and quantum theory looking to advance into research in the field.


  • 3D modeling of nonlinear wave phenomena on shallow water surfaces / Iftikhar B. Abbasov
    QC 157 A23 2018

    With climate change, erosion, and human encroachment on coastal environments growing all over the world, it is increasingly important to protect populations and environments close to the sea from storms, tsunamis, and other events that can be not just costly to property but deadly. This book is one step in bringing the science of protection from these events forward, the most in-depth study of its kind ever published.

    The analytic and numerical modeling problems of nonlinear wave activities in shallow water are analyzed in this work. Using the author's unique method described herein, the equations of shallow water are solved, and asymmetries that cannot be described by the Stokes theory are solved. Based on analytical expressions, the impacts of dispersion effects to wave profiles transformation are taken into account. The 3D models of the distribution and refraction of nonlinear surface gravity wave at the various coast formations are introduced, as well.

    The work covers the problems of numerical simulation of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves in shallow water, transformation of the surface waves for the 1D case, and models for the refraction of numerical modeling of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves at beach approach of various slopes. 2D and 3D modeling of nonlinear surface gravity waves are based on Navier-Stokes equations. In 2D modeling the influence of the bottom of the coastal zone on flooding of the coastal zone during storm surges was investigated. Various stages of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves are introduced and analyzed. The 3D modeling process of the run-up is tested for the coast protection work of the slope type construction.

    Useful for students and veteran engineers and scientists alike, this is the only book covering these important issues facing anyone working with coastal models and ocean, coastal, and civil engineering in this area.


  • Computational acoustics : theory and implementation / David R. Bergman
    QC 243 B38 2018

    Covers the theory and practice of innovative new approaches to modelling acoustic propagation

    There are as many types of acoustic phenomena as there are media, from longitudinal pressure waves in a fluid to S and P waves in seismology. This text focuses on the application of computational methods to the fields of linear acoustics. Techniques for solving the linear wave equation in homogeneous medium are explored in depth, as are techniques for modelling wave propagation in inhomogeneous and anisotropic fluid medium from a source and scattering from objects.

    Written for both students and working engineers, this book features a unique pedagogical approach to acquainting readers with innovative numerical methods for developing computational procedures for solving problems in acoustics and for understanding linear acoustic propagation and scattering. Chapters follow a consistent format, beginning with a presentation of modelling paradigms, followed by descriptions of numerical methods appropriate to each paradigm. Along the way important implementation issues are discussed and examples are provided, as are exercises and references to suggested readings. Classic methods and approaches are explored throughout, along with comments on modern advances and novel modeling approaches.

    Bridges the gap between theory and implementation, and features examples illustrating the use of the methods described Provides complete derivations and explanations of recent research trends in order to provide readers with a deep understanding of novel techniques and methods Features a systematic presentation appropriate for advanced students as well as working professionals References, suggested reading and fully worked problems are provided throughout

    An indispensable learning tool/reference that readers will find useful throughout their academic and professional careers, this book is both a supplemental text for graduate students in physics and engineering interested in acoustics and a valuable working resource for engineers in an array of industries, including defense, medicine, architecture, civil engineering, aerospace, biotech, and more.


  • Climate leviathan : a political theory of our planetary future / Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann
    QC 902.9 W35 2018
    Despite all the science and summits, leading capitalist states have not managed to mitigate anything close to an adequate level of carbon emissions. There is no way the world will warm less than the critical 2C threshold. What are the likely political-economic outcomes' Where is our warming world headed' Possibilities in the struggle for climate justice depend on our capacity to anticipate where the existing global order is likely to go. Climate Leviathan provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to global order, unearthing the forces for a planetary variation on existing forms of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of political thought, Wainwright and Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform global political economy and our world 's basic political arrangements, leading toward a capitalist planetary sovereignty. Alternative futures must be constructed in the face of these transformations.

  • Surfing the quantum world / Frank S. Levin
    QC 174.12 L46 2017
    The ideas and phenomena of the quantum world are strikingly unlike those encountered in our visual world. Surfing the Quantum World shows why and how this is so. It does this via a historical review and a gentle introduction to the fundamental principles of quantum theory, whose core concepts and symbolic representations are used to explain not only "ordinary" microscopic phenomena like the properties of the hydrogen atom and the structure of the PeriodicTable of the Elements, but also a variety of mind-bending phenomena. Readers will learn that particles such as electrons and photons can behave like waves, allowing them to be in two places simultaneously, whywhite dwarf and neutron stars are gigantic quantum objects, how the maximum height of mountains has a quantum basis, and why quantum objects can tunnel through seemingly impenetrable barriers. Included among the various interpretational issues addressed is whether Schrödinger's cat is ever both dead and alive.

  • Northern star : J.S. Plaskett / R. Peter Broughton ; with a foreword by James E. Hesser
    QB 36 P63 B76 2018

    John Stanley Plaskett was Canada's pre-eminent astronomer in the first half of the twentieth century. His legacy lives on in the observatory he founded in Victoria, British Columbia, and the reputation he built for Canada as a nation making vital contributions to basic science. Plaskett's pioneering work with the most massive stars and his definitive determination of the rotation of the Milky Way Galaxy earned him international recognition of the highest order.

    Northern Star explores Plaskett's unorthodox and fascinating life from his rural roots near Woodstock, Ontario through his days as a technician at the University of Toronto to his initiation in astronomy at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa. His greatest achievements followed after he persuaded the government of Canada, in spite of the strictures of the First World War, to finance what was then the world's largest operational telescope. Peter Broughton's accessible and engaging prose illuminates Plaskett's numerous achievements and the social, political, economic, and religious milieu surrounding them. This richly illustrated volume invites readers to understand the pull that Plaskett's passions, personality, and motivations exerted on him during his lifetime.

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