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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.


  • The Cambridge companion to Einstein / edited by Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota, Christoph Lehner, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
    QC 16 E5C36 2014eb
    This volume is the first systematic presentation of the work of Albert Einstein, comprising fourteen essays by leading historians and philosophers of science that introduce readers to his work. Following an introduction that places Einstein's work in the context of his life and times, the book opens with essays on the papers of Einstein's 'miracle year', 1905, covering Brownian motion, light quanta, and special relativity, as well as his contributions to early quantum theory and the opposition to his light quantum hypothesis. Further essays relate Einstein's path to the general theory of relativity (1915) and the beginnings of two fields it spawned, relativistic cosmology and gravitational waves. Essays on Einstein's later years examine his unified field theory program and his critique of quantum mechanics. The closing essays explore the relation between Einstein's work and twentieth-century philosophy, as well as his political writings.

  • Standard practice for the design and operation of supercooled fog dispersal projects : ASCE Standard ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 44-13 / American Society of Civil Engineers
    QC 929 F7A55 2013eb

    Prepared by the Atmospheric Water Management Standards Committee of the Standards Development Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    Standard Practice for the Design and Operation of Supercooled Fog Dispersal Projects , ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 44-13, presents guidelines for programs aimed at dispersing supercooled fog. Extended periods of fog can have large economic impacts on aviation, tourism, transportation, and mining industries--as well as a negative effect on agriculture. These problems can be reduced through the use of state-of-the-art supercooled fog dispersal technologies to increase visibility.

    This Standard describes the process through which supercooled fog dispersal operations should be designed, conducted, and evaluated. A review of supercooled fog dispersal technology is followed by a discussion of fog characteristics. The design of these projects encompasses such topics as project scope, delivery methods, seeding agent selection, targeting and delivery considerations, and seeding suspension criteria. Aspects of conducting a dispersal project include the operational manual, personnel requirements, decision-making, communications, and public information and safety considerations. Methods of evaluating a project are described.

    Standard 44-13 is particularly useful to hydrologists, hydrometeorologists, environmental and water resources engineers, airport and mining operations managers, water managers with governmental agencies, surface transportation managers, and others who deal with the limitations posed by supercooled fog.


  • Guidelines for operational hail suppression programs : hail suppression programs / American Society of Civil Engineers
    QC 929 H15A447 2015eb

  • Standard practice for the design and operation of supercooled fog dispersal projects / Atmospheric Water Management Standards Committee, Environmental & Water Resources Institute ; subcommittee membership, Thomas P. DeFelice (chair/editor) [and others]
    QC 929 F7A536 2005eb

    Standard Practice for the Design and Operation of Supercooled Fog Dispersal Projects presents the standard practice for conducting supercooled fog dispersal operational programs. Extended periods of fog can have large economic impacts on aviation, tourism, transportation, and mining industries--as well as a negative effect on agriculture. These problems can be reduced through the use of state-of-the-art supercooled fog dispersal technologies. This document describes the process through which such operations should be designed and conducted. It also provides the reader with information on the planning, conduct, and evaluation of such efforts. Topics include: history and status of supercooled fog dispersal technology; fog characteristics; project design and seeding agent delivery methods; operations manual; and evaluation of projects.


  • Standard practice for the design and operation of precipitation enhancement projects / American Society of Civil Engineers
    QC 928.6 E58 2004eb

    Standard Practice for the Design and Operation of Precipitation Enhancement Projects provides state-of-the-art cloud seeding technology applications for precipitation enhancement projects. By utilizing a variety of meteorological and hydrological observations, water resources engineers can evaluate the effectiveness of methods to improve precipitation methods.Topics include the history and status of cloud seeding and the concepts, designs, operations, and evaluation of these projects. Natural cloud processes, with an emphasis on artificial intervention through cloud seeding, are discussed. These processes can potentially increase the chances of precipitation reaching the ground. The Standard discusses operational requirements and procedures such as personnel, decision-making, communications, safety issues, and seeding suspension criteria. Topics include: definition of project scope; targeting and delivery methods; seeding agent selection and equipment considerations; data collection and instrumentation; legal issues and environmental concerns; and evaluation of effects of cloud seeding.


  • American Society of Civil Engineers standard practice for the design and operation of hail suppression projects
    QC 929 H15E58 2003eb

    This Standard provides useful information for implementing operational hail suppression activities, including the successful design, conduct, and evaluation of such efforts. Because the effects for seeding clouds for hail suppression on a storm's rainfall are not fully understood, several hail suppression concepts have been formulated. The five concepts most commonly employed in the context of operational hail suppression projects are included in this book: beneficial competition, early rainout, trajectory lowering, promotion of coalescence, and dynamic effects. The Standard uses the best scientific and technical knowledge currently available on hail suppression to ascribe a process through which hail suppression should be designed, organized, and conducted to optimize the likelihood of success.


  • Solar flare loops : observations and interpretations / Guangli Huang, Victor F. Melnikov, Haisheng Ji, Zongjun Ning
    QB526.F6

  • Millimeter and Submillimeter Studies on the Active Trinity of Gas, Stars, and Black Holes in Seyfert Galaxies by Takuma Izumi
    QB4

  • Introductory Quantum Mechanics A Traditional Approach Emphasizing Connections with Classical Physics / by Paul R. Berman
    QC173.96-174.52

  • Solid State Properties From Bulk to Nano / by Mildred Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus, Stephen Cronin, Antonio Gomes Souza Filho
    QC176-176.9

  • High-Energy-Density Physics Foundation of Inertial Fusion and Experimental Astrophysics / by R Paul Drake
    QC170

  • Physics with electrons in the ATLAS Detector Kurt Brendlinger
    QC793.2

  • Mass and Energy Balances Basic Principles for Calculation, Design, and Optimization of Macro/Nano Systems / by Seyed Ali Ashrafizadeh, Zhongchao Tan
    QC319.8

  • Mathematical physical chemistry practical and intuitive methodology / Shu Hotta
    QC20

  • The vector mode in the second-order cosmological perturbation theory / Shohei Saga
    QB361

  • Statistical physics and computational methods for evolutionary game theory Marco Alberto Javarone
    QC174.8

  • Magnetic fields in the solar system : planets, moons and solar wind interactions / Hermann Lühr, Johannes Wicht, Stuart A. Gilder, Matthias Holschneider, editors
    QC809.M25

  • Handbook of climate change communication. Walter Leal Filho, Evangelos Manolas, Anabela Marisa Azul, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henry McGhie, editors
    QC902.9

  • The Vatican observatory, Castel Gandolfo : 80th anniversary celebration / Gabriele Gionti, Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo, editors
    QB981

  • Climate change and storytelling : narratives and cultural meaning in environmental communication / Annika Arnold
    QC903

  • Beyond Classical Physics / by Mark A. Cunningham
    QC173.96-174.52

  • Handbook of climate change communication. Walter Leal Filho, Evangelow Manolas, Anabela Marisa Azul, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henry McGhie, editors
    QC903

  • Spin dynamics and damping in ferromagnetic thin films and nanostructures / Anja Barman, Jaivardhan Sinha
    QC176.84.M3

  • Broad bandwidth and high dimensional quantum memory based on atomic ensembles / Dong-Sheng Ding
    QC174.17.M35

  • On the direct detection of 229mTh Lars von der Wense
    QC776

  • The laser inventor : memoirs of Theodore H. Maiman / Theodore H. Maiman
    QC16.M356

  • Modern problems of molecular physics : selected reviews from the 7th International Conference "Physics of Liquid Matter: Modern Problems", Kyiv, Ukraine, May 27-31, 2016 / Leonid A. Bulavin, ALexander V. Chalyi, editors
    QC138

  • Electrodynamics of quantum-critical conductors and superconductors / Uwe Santiago Pracht
    QC680

  • Combatting climate change in the Pacific : the role of regional organizations / Marc Williams, Duncan McDuie-Ra
    QC903.2.P16

  • The nanoscale optical properties of complex nanostructures / Jordan A. Hachtel
    QC176.8.N35

  • Climate change, extreme events and disaster risk reduction : towards sustainable development goals / Suraj Mal, R.B. Singh, Christian Huggel, editors
    QC903

  • Physics from symmetry / Jakob Schwichtenberg
    QC174.17.S9

  • Discovering the cosmos with small spacecraft The American Explorer Program / Brain Harvey
    QB500.25

  • The lost notebook of Enrico Fermi the true story of the discovery of neutron-induced radioactivity / Francesco Guerra, Nadia Robotti
    QC16.F46

  • Selected exercises in particle and nuclear physics Lorenzo Bianchini
    QC793.2

  • The scientific legacy of William Herschel Clifford J. Cunningham, editor
    QB36.H47

    This book presents a modern scholarly analysis of issues associated with England's most famous astronomer, William Herschel. The world's leading experts on Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, here offer their combined wisdom on many aspects of his life and astronomical research. Solar system topics include comets, Earth's Moon, and the spurious moons of Uranus, all objects whose observation was pioneered by Herschel.

    The contributors examine his study of the structure of the Milky Way and offer an in-depth look at the development of the front view telescopes he built. The popular subject of extraterrestrial life is looked at from the point of view of both William Herschel and his son John, both of whom had an interest in the topic. William's personal development through the educational system of the late 18th century is also explored, and the wide range of verse and satire in various languages associated with his discoveries is collected here for the first time. Hershel worked at a time of incredible discovery, and his work is still highly regarded in the field. Here it is given a thorough investigation, putting into perspective his path-breaking career.


  • On to Mars! chronicles of Martian simulations / Vladimir Pletser
    QB641

  • Quantum limits on measurement and control of a mechanical oscillator Vivishek Sudhir
    QC680

  • Planetary geology Angelo Pio Rossi, Stephan van Gasselt, editors
    QB603.G46

  • Neutral Atom Imaging Using a Pulsed Electromagnetic Lens / by Jamie Ryan Gardner
    QC170-197

  • Modeling transport phenomena in porous media with applications / Malay K. Das, Partha P. Mukherjee, K. Muralidhar
    QC175.2

  • Theoretical and experimental approaches to dark energy and the cosmological constant problem / Ahmad Borzou
    QB791.3

  • Handbook of climate change communication. Walter Leal Filho, Evangelos Manolas, Anabela Marisa Azul, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henry McGhie, editors
    QC902.9

  • Radio telescope reflectors : historical development of design and construction / Jacob W.M. Baars, Hans J. Kärcher
    QB88

  • Measurement of the Antineutrino Double-Differential Charged-Current Quasi-Elastic Scattering Cross Section at MINERvA
    QC793.5.N428

  • Limits to climate change adaptation / Walter Leal Filho, Johanna Nalau, editors
    QC903

  • Scalar boson decays to tau leptons : in the standard model and beyond / Cécile Caillol
    QC793.3.D4

  • High precision optical spectroscopy and quantum state selected photodissociation of Ultracold 88Sr2 molecules in an optical lattice / Mickey McDonald
    QC454.O66

  • Climate change impacts : Select Proceedings of ICWEES-2016 / Vijay P. Singh, Shalini Yadav, Ram Narayan Yadava, editors
    QC902.8

  • Experimental search for quantum gravity / Sabine Hossenfelder, editor
    QC178

  • Wind Driven Doubly Fed Induction Generator : Grid Synchronization and Control
    QC71.82

  • Multivariate time series analysis in climate and environmental research / Zhihua Zhang
    QC981

  • The birth of star clusters / Steven Stahler, editor
    QB853

    All stars are born in groups. The origin of these groups has long been a key question in astronomy, one that interests researchers in star formation, the interstellar medium, and cosmology. This volume summarizes current progress in the field, and includes contributions from both theorists and observers. Star clusters appear with a wide range of properties, and are born in a variety of physical conditions. Yet the key question remains: How do diffuse clouds of gas condense into the collections of luminous objects we call stars?

    This book will benefit graduate students, newcomers to the field, and also experienced scientists seeking a convenient reference.


  • Why We Live in Hierarchies? : a Quantitative Treatise
    QC1

  • Asteroseismology and exoplanets : listening to the stars and searching for new worlds : IVth Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences / Tiago L. Campante, Nuno C. Santos, Mário J.P.F.G. Monteiro, editors
    QB812

  • Observation of superconductivity in epitaxially grown atomic layers : in situ electrical transport measurements / Satoru Ichinokura
    QC611.92

  • Exciton transport phenomena in GaAs coupled quantum wells / Jason Leonard
    QC176.8.E9

  • Sound in the time domain / Mikio Tohyama
    QC243

  • Stochastic finite element methods : an introduction / Vissarion Papadopoulos, Dimitris G. Giovanis
    QC20.7.F56

  • The NMR probe of high-Tc materials and correlated electron systems / Russell E. Walstedt
    QC611.98.H54

  • Acoustic cavitation and bubble dynamics Kyuichi Yasui
    QC183

  • Micro and nanomechanics. proceedings of the 2017 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics / LaVern Starman, Jenny Hay, editors
    QC176.8.M5

  • Climate change adaptation in Latin America : managing vulnerability, fostering resilience / Walter Leal Filho, Leonardo Esteves de Freitas, editors
    QC903.2.L29

  • The (non- )local density of states of electronic excitations in organic semiconductors / Carl R. Poelking
    QC176.8.E9

  • Quantum mechanics in matrix form / Günter Ludyk
    QC174.12

    This book gives an introduction to quantum mechanics with the matrix method. Heisenberg's matrix mechanics is described in detail. The fundamental equations are derived by algebraic methods using matrix calculus. Only a brief description of Schrödinger's wave mechanics is given (in most books exclusively treated), to show their equivalence to Heisenberg's matrix method. In the first part the historical development of Quantum theory by Planck, Bohr and Sommerfeld is sketched, followed by the ideas and methods of Heisenberg, Born and Jordan. Then Pauli's spin and exclusion principles are treated. Pauli's exclusion principle leads to the structure of atoms. Finally, Dirac´s relativistic quantum mechanics is shortly presented. Matrices and matrix equations are today easy to handle when implementing numerical algorithms using standard software as MAPLE and Mathematica.


  • Variational formulation of fluid and geophysical fluid dynamics : mechanics, symmetries and conservation laws / Gualtiero Badin, Fulvio Crisciani
    QC809.F5

  • The world of applied electromagnetics in appreciation of Magdy Fahmy Iskander / Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Cynthis M. Furse, editors
    QC 760 W67 2018eb

  • Analysis and Design of the Power-Split Device for Hybrid Systems
    QC71.82

  • Liganded silver and gold quantum clusters : towards a new class of nonlinear optical nanomaterials / Rodolphe Antoine, Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký
    QC446.2

  • Climate change in cities : innovations in multi-level governance / Sara Hughes, Eric K. Chu, Susan G. Mason, editors
    QC903

  • Blast waves / Charles E. Needham
    QC168.85.S45

  • Non-dissipative effects in nonequilibrium systems Christian Maes
    QC174.86.N65

  • Problems, philosophy and politics of climate science / Guido Visconti
    QC861.3

  • Involvement of Fluids in Earthquake Ruptures : Field/Experimental Data and Modeling / by Teruo Yamashita, Akito Tsutsumi
    QC801-809

  • Climate change in the Himalayas G. B. Pant... [et al.]
    QC903.2.H56

  • Non-equilibrium evaporation and condensation processes : analytical solutions / Yuri B. Zudin
    QC304

  • Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV)
    QC71.82

  • Climate finance as an instrument to promote the green growth in developing countries Antonio A. Romano, Giuseppe Scandurra, Alfonso Carfora, Monica Ronghi
    QC903

  • Wave propagation and diffraction : mathematical methods and applications / Igor T. Selezov, Yuriy G. Kryvonos, Ivan S. Gandzha
    QC157

  • Fundamentals of boundary-layer meteorology / Xuhui Lee
    QC880.4.B65
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