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Astronomy, Physics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

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 Copernican question : prognostication, skepticism, and celestial order / Robert S. Westman
    QB 29 W478 2011eb

  • Their day in the sun : women of the Manhattan Project / Ruth H. Howes and Caroline L. Herzenberg ; foreword by Ellen C. Weaver
    QC 773.3 U5 H694 1999eb

  • Kew Observatory and the Evolution of Victorian Science, 1840–1910 / Lee T. Macdonald
    QB 82 G72 L663 2018eb

  • How the universe works : introduction to modern cosmology / Serge Parnovsky, Aleksei Parnowski
    QB 981 P296 2018

    This book is about the history and the current state of the art in the exciting field of cosmology -- the science about the Universe as a whole, which is guaranteed to attract the attention of a wide range of readers. It mostly aims to explain the main ideas of modern cosmology: the expanding Universe, its creation in a Big Bang, its evolution, characteristics, and structure, as well as issues -- dark matter and dark energy, black holes and other exotic objects etc. It also answers most frequently asked questions about cosmology.

    How the Universe Works stands between a popular science book and a textbook, acting as a sort of a bridge across the great chasm separating popular science from true science. It can be also used as an introductory textbook for undergraduate students. It is also suitable for the non-experts in cosmology who wish to have an overview of the current state of the field. It is different from most popular science books because it avoids cutting corners in explanations and contains justification for various assumptions or estimations made in cosmology. It does not hide problems faced by modern cosmology as well as issues the community has no consensus about. It also does not try to pass hypotheses for established theories, which is not uncommon in scholarly articles.


  • Modern thermodynamics for chemists and biochemists / Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby
    QC 311 S54 2018
    Thermodynamics is fundamental to university and college curricula in chemistry, physics, engineering and many life sciences around the world. It is also notoriously difficult for students to understand, learn and apply. What makes this book different, and special, is the clarity of the text. The writing style is fluid, natural and lucid, and everything is explained in a logical and transparent manner. Thermodynamics is a deep, and important, branch of science,and this book does not make it "easy". But it does make it intelligible.The last four chapters of this book bring thermodynamics into the twenty-first century, dealing withbioenergetics (how living systems capture and use free energy), macromolecule assembly (how proteins fold), and macromolecular aggregation (how, for example, virus capsids assemble). This is of great current relevance to students of biochemistry, biochemical engineering and pharmacy, and is covered in very few other texts on thermodynamics. The book also contains many novel and effective examples, such as the explanation of why friction is irreversible, the proof of the depression of thefreezing point, and the explanation of the biochemical standard state.

  • Statistical mechanics for chemistry and materials science / Biman Bagchi
    QC 174.8 B33 2018eb

  • Fractional quantum mechanics / Nick Laskin
    QC 174.17 M35L37 2018eb

  • Paradoxes of time travel / Ryan Wasserman
    QC 173.59 S65 W37 2018
    Ryan Wasserman presents a wide-ranging exploration of puzzles raised by the possibility of time travel, including the grandfather paradox, the bootstrapping paradox, and the twin paradox of special relativity. He draws out their implications for our understanding of time, tense, freedom, fatalism, causation, counterfactuals, laws of nature, persistence, change, and mereology. The Paradoxes of Time Travel is written in an accessible style, and filled withentertaining examples from physics, science fiction, and popular culture.

  • Characterization of wide bandgap power semiconductor devices / Fei (Fred) Wang, Zheyu Zhang, and Edward A. Jones
    QC 611.8 W53 W36 2018eb

    Based on the authors' years of extensive experience, this is an authoritative overview of Wide Bandgap (WBG) device characterization. It provides essential tools to assist researchers, advanced students and practicing engineers in performing both static and dynamic characterization of WBG devices, particularly those based on using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors. The book presents practical considerations for real applications, and includes examples of applying the described methodology.


  • Type II blow up manifolds for the energy supercritical semilinear wave equation / Charles Collot
    QC 174.26 W28C64 2018eb

  • Systems of transversal sections near critical energy levels of Hamiltonian systems in R4 / Naiara V. de Paulo, Pedro A. S. Salomao
    QC 20.7 H35P38 2018eb

  • The stability of cylindrical pendant drops / John McCuan
    QC 156 M33 2017eb

  • Topologically protected states in one-dimensional systems / C.L. Fefferman, J.P. Lee-Thorp, M.I. Weinstein
    QC 174.17 S3F44 2017eb

  • Direct and inverse scattering at fixed energy for massless charged Dirac fields by Kerr-Newman-de Sitter black holes / Thierry Daudé, François Nicoleau
    QB 843 B55D38 2017eb

  • An inverse spectral problem related to the Geng-Xue two-component peakon equation / Hans Lundmark, Jacek Szmigielski
    QC 20.7 S64L86 2016eb

  • The abc-problem for Gabor systems / Xin-Rong Dai, Qiyu Sun
    QC 20.7 W38D35 2016eb

  • A vector field method on the distorted fourier side and decay for wave equations with potentials / Roland Donninger, Joachim Krieger
    QC 174.26 W28D68 2016eb

  • The Fourier transform for certain hyper Kähler fourfolds / Mingmin Shen, Charles Vial
    QC 20.7 F67S34 2016eb

  • Diagonalizing quadratic bosonic operators by non-autonomous flow equations / Volker Bach, Jean-Bernard Bru
    QC 174.17 H3B33 2016eb

  • Stability of KAM tori for nonlinear Schrödinger equation / Hongzi Cong, Jianjun Liu, Xiaoping Yuan
    QC 174.26 W28C655 2016eb

  • On non-topological solutions of the A2 and B2 Chern-Simons system / Weiwei Ao, Chang-Shou Lin, Juncheng Wei
    QC 174.45 A727 2016eb

  • Symmetry breaking for representations of rank one orthogonal groups / Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Birgit Speh
    QC 793.3 S9K63 2015eb

  • Stability of line solitons for the KP-II equation in R2 / Tetsu Mizumachi
    QC 174.26 W28M59 2015eb

  • On the theory of weak turbulence for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation / M. Escobedo, J.J.L. Velazquez
    QC 174.26 W28E83 2015eb

  • Homological mirror symmetry for the quartic surface / Paul Seidel
    QC 174.17 S9S45 2015eb

  • Self-affine scaling sets in R² / Xiaoye Fu, Jean-Pierre Gabardo
    QC 174.85 S34F89 2014eb

  • Effective Hamiltonians for constrained quantum systems / Jakob Wachsmuth, Stefan Teufel
    QC 174.17 H3W33 2013eb

  • On the spectra of quantum groups / Milen Yakimov
    QC 174.17 G7Y35 2014eb

  • Semiclassical standing waves with clustering peaks for nonlinear schrodinger equations / Jaeyoung Byeon, Kazunaga Tanaka
    QC 174.26 W28B94 2014eb

  • Relative equilibria in the 3-dimensional curved n-body problem / Florin Diacu
    QB 362 M3D534 2013eb

  • Non-cooperative equilibria of Fermi systems with long range interactions / J.-B. Bru, W. de Siqueira Pedra
    QC 318 T47B78 2012eb

  • Charge Quantization and Kondo Quantum Criticality in Few-Channel Mesoscopic Circuits by Zubair Iftikhar
    QC173.96

  • Spectroscopy of semiconductors numerical analysis bridging quantum mechanics and experiments / Wei Lu, Ying Fu
    QC611.6.O6

  • Characterizing space plasmas : a data driven approach / George K. Parks
    QC809.P5

  • Control of the gravitational wave interferometric detector advanced Virgo / Julia Casanueva Diaz
    QC179

  • Quantum-enhanced sensing based on time reversal of entangling interactions / Daniel Linnemann
    QC174.12

  • The scientific correspondence of H.A. Lorentz. A.J. Kox, editor
    QC16.L65

  • A first introduction to quantum physics / Pieter Kok
    QC174.12

  • On graph approaches to contextuality and their role in quantum theory / Barbara Amaral, Marcelo Terra Cunha
    QC174.12

  • Lecture notes in cosmology / Oliver Piattella
    QB981

  • Molecular Electronic Control Over Tunneling Charge Transfer Plasmons Modes / Shu Fen Tan
    QC176.8.P55

  • Neutrino Physics in Present and Future Kamioka Water-Čerenkov Detectors with Neutron Tagging / Pablo Fernández Menéndez
    QC793.5.N4625

  • Cosmological Implications of Quantum Anomalies / Neil David Barrie
    QB991.Q36

  • Nonlinear and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetics : PIERS 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 22-25 / L. Beilina, Yu. G. Smirnov, editors
    QC760.4.M37

  • Tools of radio astronomy -- problems and solutions / T.L. Wilson, Susanne Hüttemeister
    QB475

  • Covariance and gauge invariance in Continuum Physics : application to mechanics, gravitation, and electromagnetism / Lalaonirina R. Rakotomanana
    QC173.7

  • Astrophysics of exoplanetary atmospheres : 2nd advanced school on exoplanetary science / Valerio Bozza, Luigi Mancini, Alessandro Sozzetti, editors
    QB820

  • Millimeter astronomy : Saas-Fee advanced course 38 / T. L. Wilson, Stéphane Guilloteau ; Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy ; edited by Miroslava Dessauges-Zavadsky, Daniel Pfenniger
    QB479.4

  • A compendium of solid state theory Ladislaus Alexander Bányai
    QC176

  • Thermal transport in semiconductors : first principles and phonon hydrodynamics / Pol Torres Alvarez
    QC320

  • Applications of the gauge/gravity duality / Jonas Probst
    QC174.45

  • Generation and parametric amplification of few-cycle light pulses at relativistic intensities / Alexander Kessel
    QC689.5.L37

  • The philosophy of quantum physics / Cord Friebe, Meinard Kuhlmann, Holger Lyre, Paul M. Näger, Oliver Passon, Manfred Stöckler
    QC174.12

  • Introduction to general relativity : a course for undergraduate students of physics / Cosimo Bambi
    QC173.6

  • Introduction to particle and astroparticle physics : multimessenger astronomy and its particle physics foundations / Alessandro De Angelis, Mário Pimenta
    QC793.2

  • Computational methods in physics : compendium for students / Simon Širca, Martin Horvat
    QC20

  • The Hunt for Earth Gravity : A History of Gravity Measurement from Galileo to the 21st Century / John Milsom
    QB334

  • Enhancement cavities for the generation of extreme ultraviolet and hard x-ray radiation / Henning Carstens
    QC689.5.L37

  • Luminosity measurement at the compact Muon solenoid experiment of the LHC / Olena Karacheban
    QC476.6

  • Application of soft computing and intelligent methods in geophysics / Alireza Hajian, Peter Styles
    QC808.6

  • Lepton flavor violation from low scale seesaw neutrinos with masses reachable at the LHC / Xabier Marcano
    QC793.5.L42

  • Beyond Einstein : Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century / David E. Rowe, Tilman Sauer, Scott A. Walter
    QC173.6

  • Enhancing the light output of solid-state emitters / Christopher Woodhead
    QC446.2

  • Scalar fields in numerical general relativity : inhomogeneous inflation and asymmetric bubble collapse / Katy Clough
    QC173.6

  • Handbook of Mathematical Geodesy : Functional Analytic and Potential Theoretic Methods / Willi Freeden, M. Zuhair Nashed, editors
    QB283

  • Galileo Galilei At the Threshold of the Scientific Age / by Wolfgang W. Osterhage
    QC5.53

  • Buoyancy-Driven Flow in Fluid-Saturated Porous Media near a Bounding Surface by Hitoshi Sakamoto, Francis A. Kulacki
    QC319.8

  • Theory and simulation of random phenomena : mathematical foundations and physical applications / Ettore Vitali, Mario Motta, Davide Emilio Galli
    QC 20.7 S8 V58 2018eb

  • Mathematical Foundations of Computational Electromagnetism by Franck Assous, Patrick Ciarlet, Simon Labrunie
    QC19.2

  • Quantum Foundations, Probability and Information edited by Andrei Khrennikov, Bourama Toni
    QC19.2

  • X-ray nanochemistry : concepts and development / Ting Guo
    QC176.8.N35

  • Coherent states and their applications : a contemporary panorama / edited by Jean-Pierre Antoine, Fabio Bagarello, Jean-Pierre Gazeau
    QC6.4.C56

  • Wandering towards a goal how can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention? / Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster, Zeeya Merali, editors
    QC6

  • Shallow clouds, water vapor, circulation, and climate sensitivity Robert Pincus... [et al.], editors
    QC915

  • Physics and chemistry of classical materials : applied research and concepts / edited by Ewa Klodzinska, PhD, A.K. Haghi, PhD, and Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc
    QC 30 P49 2015

    This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the concepts, properties, and applications of classical materials. It also provides the first unified treatment for the broad subject of classical materials. The authors use a fundamental approach to define the structure and properties of a wide range of solids on the basis of the local chemical bonding and atomic order present in the material. Emphasizing the physical and chemical origins of different material properties, this important volume focuses on the most technologically important materials being utilized and developed by scientists and engineers.

    This new book:

    * Provides a collection of chapters that highlight some important areas of current interest in polymer products and chemical processes

    *Focuses on topics with more advanced methods

    * Emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details

    * Analyzes theories to formulate and prove the physicochemical principles

    * Provides an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of complex materials

    * Familiarizes the reader with new aspects of the techniques used in the examination of polymers, including chemical, physicochemical, and purely physical methods of examination

    * Describes the types of techniques now available to the chemist and technician and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications

    This book presents peer-reviewed chapters and survey articles on review, research, and development in the fields of classical materials. The wide coverage makes this book an excellent reference book for researchers and graduate students on the subject. The new topics covered in this book will be an excellent resource for industries and academic researchers as well.


  • Handbook of tables of functions for applied optics / Leo Levi, Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem
    QC 369 L48 2018

  • Electromagnetics through the finite element method : a simplified approach using Maxwell's equations / Jose Roberto Cardoso, Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo
    QC 760 C358 2017

    Shelving Guide: Electrical Engineering

    Since the 1980s more than 100 books on the finite element method have been published, making this numerical method the most popular. The features of the finite element method gained worldwide popularity due to its flexibility for simulating not only any kind of physical phenomenon described by a set of differential equations, but also for the possibility of simulating non-linearity and time-dependent studies. Although a number of high-quality books cover all subjects in engineering problems, none of them seem to make this method simpler and easier to understand.

    This book was written with the goal of simplifying the mathematics of the finite element method for electromagnetic students and professionals relying on the finite element method for solving design problems. Filling a gap in existing literature that often us es complex mathematical formulas, Electromagnetics through the Finite Element Method presents a new mathematical approach based on only direct integration of Maxwell's equation. This book makes an original, scholarly contribution to our current understanding of this important numerical method.


  • Cluster ion-solid interactions : theory, simulation, and experiment / Zinetula Z. Insepov, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA
    QC 702.7 B65I55 2016

    Cluster Ion-Solid Interactions: Theory, Simulation, and Experimentprovides an overview of various concepts in cluster physics and related topics in physics, including the fundamentals and tools underlying novel cluster ion beam technology. The material is based on the author's highly regarded courses at Kyoto University, Purdue University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as well as his research results on cluster ion beam applications at Kyoto University.

    The author introduces the basic principles of statistical physics and thermodynamics before covering applications, experimental justifications, and practical implementations. He describes classical nucleation theory and explains the drawbacks of this theory, showing how accurate modeling and simulations are necessary to justify theoretical approaches and simplifications.


  • Optical Materials : Microstructuring Surfaces with Off-Electrode Plasma / Nikolay L. Kazanskiy
    QC 374 K393 2017

  • Melt-quenched nanocrystals / A.M. Glezer, I.E. Permyakova
    QC 611.8 N33G5413 2013

    Melt quenching--the method of quenching from the liquid state--provides new opportunities for producing advanced materials with a unique combination of properties. In the process of melt quenching, attainment of critical cooling rates can produce specific structural states of the material. Nanocrystalline materials produced by melt quenching are classified as nanomaterials not only by their nanoscale structural elements but also by the effects these elements have on the properties of the material.

    The result of 30 years of research, Melt-Quenched Nanocrystals presents a detailed and systematic analysis of the nanostructured state formed in the process of melt quenching and subsequent thermal and deformation effects. It covers the metallurgical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, focusing particularly on properties derived from nanocrystals and their agglomeration. The text introduces four different types of nanocrystals that can be produced by melt quenching, each having different structures and properties:

    Type I nanocrystals formed when crystallization takes place completely during melt quenching Type II nanocrystals formed when melt quenching is accompanied by amorphous state formation along with partial or complete crystallization Type III nanocrystals formed when melt quenching results in the formation of the amorphous state, and nanocrystals can be produced as a result of the subsequent thermal effect Type IV nanocrystals formed when melt quenching leads to the formation of the amorphous state, and nanocrystals can be produced as a result of the subsequent deformation effect

    The possible uses for these materials are extensive, with applications from coatings to biological compatibility. The final section of the book presents a discussion of existing and future applications of nanocrystals produced by different melt-quenching methods.

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