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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.


  • Climate change in Africa / Camilla Toulmin
    QC 903.2 A35T68 2009eb
    Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects.Global warming above the level of two degrees Celsius would be enormously damaging for poorer parts of the world, leading to crises with crops, livestock, water supplies and coastal areas. Within Africa, it's likely to be the continent's poorest people who are hit hardest. In this accessible and authoritative introduction to an often-overlooked aspect of the environment, Camilla Toulmin uses case studies to look at issues ranging from natural disasters to biofuels, and from conflict to the oil industry. Finally, the book addresses what future there might be for Africa in a carbon-constrained world.

  • The Routledge guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue / Maurice A. Finocchiaro
    QB 41 G138F56 2014eb

    The publication in 1632 of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican  marked a crucial moment in the 'scientific revolution' and helped Galileo become the 'father of modern science'. The Dialogue  contains Galileo's mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion. However, the book also led Galileo to stand trial with the Inquisition, in what became known as 'the greatest scandal in Christendom'.

    In The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue , Maurice A. Finocchiaro introduces and analyzes:

    the intellectual background and historical context of the Copernican controversy and Inquisition trial; the key arguments and critiques that Galileo presents on both sides of the 'dialogue'; the Dialogue 's content and significance from three special points of view: science, methodology, and rhetoric; the enduring legacy of the Dialogue  and the ongoing application of its approach to other areas.

    This is an essential introduction for all students of science, philosophy, history, and religion wanting a useful guide to Galileo's great classic.


  • Necroclimatism in a Spectral World (Dis)order? Rain Petitioning, Climate and Weather Engineering in 21st Century Africa / edited by Artwell Nhemachena & Munyaradzi Mawere
    QC 981.8 G56N437 2019eb

  • Gerard P. Kuiper and the Rise of Modern Planetary Science Derek W.G. Sears
    QB 36 K9S43 2019

  • La Niña and the making of climate optimism : remembering rain / Julia Miller
    QC 992 A1M55 2019

  • Mathematics in physics education / Gesche Pospiech, Marisa Michelini, Bat-Sheva Eylon, editors
    QC20

  • Climate change and future rice production in India : a cross country study of major rice growing states of India / K. Palanisami, Krishna Ry Kakumanu, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, and C.R. Ranganathan
    QC903.2.I4

  • Climate action / editors, Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar, Tony Wall
    QC 903 C55 2019eb

  • Metrology edited by Wei Gao
    QC 88 M48 2019

  • Jan Hendrik Oort : master of the galactic system / Pieter C. van der Kruit
    QB 36 O578K78 2019

  • Symmetry breaking in the standard model : a non-perturbative outlook / Franco Strocchi
    QC 174.17 S9S96 2019

  • Wind Science and Engineering Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements / by Giovanni Solari
    QC931

  • Electromagnetic and optical pulse propagation. Kurt E. Oughstun
    QC 665 E4O94 2019

  • Electromagnetic and optical pulse propagation. Kurt E. Oughstun
    QC 665 E4O94 2019

  • Disorder-Free Localization by Adam Smith
    QC176.8.E4

  • Revealing the most energetic light from pulsars and their nebulae / David Carreto Fidalgo
    QB843.P8

  • The potential of fields in Einstein's Theory of gravitation / Zafar Ahsan
    QC173.6

  • Relativistically intense laser--microplasma interactions : doctoral thesis accepted by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany / Tobias Ostermayr
    QC688

  • Detectors, reference frames, and time / Alexander R.H. Smith
    QC 173.59 S65D48 2019

  • Fundamental aspects of asymptotic safety in quantum gravity / Zoë H. Slade
    QC 178 S53 2019eb

  • Combating global warming : the role of crop wild relatives for food security / Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
    QC981.8.G56

  • Atomic and molecular radiative processes : with applications to modern spectroscopy and the greenhouse effect / Vladimir Krainov, Boris M. Smirnov
    QB462.6

  • Models for tropical climate dynamics : waves, clouds, and precipitation / Boualem Khouider
    QC993.5

  • Ball lightning : a popular guide to a longstanding mystery in atmospheric electricity / Herbert Boerner
    QC966.7.B3

  • Visualization of shock wave phenomena / Kazuyoshi Takayama
    QC 168.85 S45T35 2019

  • Handbook of supernovae / editors, Athem W. Alsabti, Paul Murdin
    QB 843 S95H36 2019

  • Encyclopedia of lunar science / editors, Brian Cudnik
    QB 592 E53 2019

  • Encyclopedia of color science and technology / editors, Renzo Shamey
    QC 495 E53 2019

  • Synchrotron Light Sources and Free-Electron Lasers Accelerator Physics, Instrumentation and Science Applications / edited by Eberhard Jaeschke, Shaukat Khan, Jochen R. Schneider, Jerome B. Hastings
    QC 793.5 E627S96 2019eb

  • Celestial calculations : a gentle introduction to computational astronomy / J.L. Lawrence
    QB 64 L39 2019eb

    How to predict and calculate the positions of stars, planets, the sun, the moon, and satellites using a personal computer and high school mathematics.

    Our knowledge of the universe is expanding rapidly, as space probes launched decades ago begin to send information back to earth. There has never been a better time to learn about how planets, stars, and satellites move through the heavens. This book is for amateur astronomers who want to move beyond pictures of constellations in star guides and solve the mysteries of a starry night. It is a book for readers who have wondered, for example, where Saturn will appear in the night sky, when the sun will rise and set, or how long the space station will be over their location. In Celestial Calculations, J. L. Lawrence shows readers how to find the answers to these and other astronomy questions with only a personal computer and high school math. Using an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach, Lawrence explains what calculations are required, why they are needed, and how they all fit together.

    Lawrence begins with basic principles: unit of measure conversions, time conversions, and coordinate systems. He combines these concepts into a computer program that can calculate the location of a star, and uses the same methods for predicting the locations of the sun, moon, and planets. He then shows how to use these methods for locating the many satellites we have sent into orbit. Finally, he describes a variety of resources and tools available to the amateur astronomer, including star charts and astronomical tables. Diagrams illustrate the major concepts, and computer programs that implement the algorithms are included. Photographs of actual celestial objects accompany the text, and interesting astronomical facts are interspersed throughout.

    Source code (in Python 3, JAVA, and Visual Basic) and executables for all the programs and examples presented in the book are available for download at https ://CelestialCalculations.github.io.


  • Quantum reality : grasping the metaphysical implications of Bell's theorem / George S. Greenstein ; foreword by David Kaiser
    QC 174.12 G7325 2019eb

    A physicist's efforts to understand the enigma that is quantum mechanics.

    Quantum mechanics is one of the glories of our age. The theory lies at the heart of modern society. Quantum mechanics is one of our most valuable forecasters--a "great predictor." It has immeasurably altered our conception of the natural world. Its philosophical implications are earthshaking. But quantum mechanics steadfastly refuses to speak of many things; it deals in probabilities rather than giving explicit descriptions. It never explains. Einstein, one of its creators, considered the theory incomplete. Even now, many years after the creation of quantum mechanics, physicists continue to argue about it. Astrophysicist George Greenstein has been both fascinated and confused by quantum mechanics for his entire career. In this book, he describes, engagingly and accessibly, his efforts to understand the enigma that is quantum mechanics.

    The fastest route to the insight into the ultimate nature of reality revealed by quantum mechanics, Greenstein writes, is through Bell's Theorem, which concerns reality at the quantum level; and Bell's 1964 discovery drives Greenstein's quest. Greenstein recounts a scientific odyssey that begins with Einstein, continues with Bell, and culminates with today's push to develop an industry of quantum machines. Along the way, he discusses spin, entanglement, experimental metaphysics, and quantum teleportation, often with easy-to-grasp analogies. We have known for decades that the world of the quantum was strange, but, Greenstein says, not until John Bell came along did we know just how strange.


  • Titans of the climate : explaining policy process in the United States and China / Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan ; foreword by John P. Holdren and Junkuo Zhang
    QC 903.2 U6G35 2018eb

    How the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters navigate climate policy.

    The United States and China together account for a disproportionate 45 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. In 2014, then-President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced complementary efforts to limit emissions, paving the way for the Paris Agreement. And yet, with President Trump's planned withdrawal from the Paris accords and Xi's consolidation of power--as well as mutual mistrust fueled by misunderstanding--the climate future is uncertain. In Titans of the Climate , Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan examine how the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters develop and implement climate policy. Through dispassionate analysis, the authors aim to help readers understand the challenges, constraints, and opportunities in each country.

    Gallagher--a former U.S. climate policymaker--and Xuan--a member of a Chinese policy think tank--describe the specific drivers--political, economic, and social--of climate policies in both countries and map the differences between policy outcomes. They characterize the U.S. approach as "deliberative incrementalism"; the Chinese, meanwhile, engage in "strategic pragmatism." Comparing the policy processes of the two countries, Gallagher and Xuan make the case that if each country understands more about the other's goals and constraints, climate policy cooperation is more likely to succeed.


  • The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region : ICOA-9, Pune, India, 15-18 November 2016 / editors, Wayne Orchiston, Aniket Sule and Mayank Vahia
    QB18

  • Springer series in light scattering. editor, Alexander Kokhanovsky
    QC274.4

  • Photoionization Modelling as a Density Diagnostic of Line Emitting/Absorbing Regions in Active Galactic Nuclei / Tek Prasad Adhikari
    QB858.3

  • Investigation of the compression of magnetized plasma and magnetic flux / Dimitry Mikitchuk
    QC718

  • Applied Physics, System Science and Computers III : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Physics, System Science and Computers (APSAC2018), September 26-28, 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia / edited by Klimis Ntalianis, George Vachtsevanos, Pierre Borne, Anca Croitoru
    QC1

  • Yet another introduction to dark matter : the particle physics approach / Martin Bauer, Tilman Plehn
    QB 791.3 B38 2019

  • Physics of Dusty Plasmas : An Introduction / André Melzer
    QC 718.5 D84M45 2019

  • Low-loss storage and handling of cryogenic liquids : the application of cryogenic fluid dynamics / Thomas D. Bostock and Ralph G. Scurlock
    QC145.48.S9

  • Practicing the correspondence principle in the old quantum theory : a transformation through implementation / Martin Jähnert
    QC174

  • The quantum mechanics solver : how to apply quantum theory to modern physics / Jean-Louis Basdevant, Jean Dalibard
    QC174.15

  • Fluorescence in industry / editor, Bruno Pedras
    QC477

  • Surface plasmon resonance sensors : a materials guide to design, characterization, optimization, and usage / Leiva Casemiro Oliveira, Antonio Marcus Nogueira Lima, Carsten Thirstrup, Helmut Franz Neff
    QC 176.8 P55S87 2019eb

  • Excursions in ill-condensed quantum matter : from amorphous topological insulators to fractional spins / Adhip Agarwala
    QC 173.454 A33 2019

  • Superconductor levitation : concepts and experiments / Chan-Joong Kim
    QC 611.96 K56 2019

  • Quantum versus classical mechanics and integrability problems : towards a unification of approaches and tools / Maciej Błaszak
    QC174.12

  • Photoassociation of ultracold CsYb molecules and determination of interspecies scattering lengths / Alexander Guttridge
    QC173.25

  • Indigenous perceptions of the end of the world : creating a cosmopolitics of change / editor, Rosalyn Bold
    QC903

  • Invisibility in visual and material culture / edited by Asbjøn Grønstad, Øyvind Vagnes
    QC 406 I58 2019

  • I.V. Kurchatov: a socialist-realist biography of the Soviet nuclear scientist, by I.N. Golovin. Translated from the Russian by William H. Dougherty
    QC 774.K8 G613

  • Titans of the climate : explaining policy process in the United States and China / Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan ; forewords by John P. Holdren and Junkuo Zhang
    QC 903.2 U6G35 2018

    How the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters navigate climate policy.

    The United States and China together account for a disproportionate 45 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. In 2014, then-President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced complementary efforts to limit emissions, paving the way for the Paris Agreement. And yet, with President Trump's planned withdrawal from the Paris accords and Xi's consolidation of power--as well as mutual mistrust fueled by misunderstanding--the climate future is uncertain. In Titans of the Climate , Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan examine how the planet's two largest greenhouse gas emitters develop and implement climate policy. The goal is, through dispassionate analysis, to help readers understand the challenges, constraints, and opportunities in each country.

    Gallagher--a former U.S. climate policymaker--and Xuan--a member of a Chinese policy think tank--describe the specific drivers--political, economic, and social--of climate policies in both countries and map the differences between policy outcomes. They characterize the U.S. approach as "deliberative incrementalism"; the Chinese, meanwhile, engage in "strategic pragmatism." Comparing the policy processes of the two countries, Gallagher and Xuan make the case that if each country understands more about the other's goals and constraints, climate policy cooperation is more likely to succeed.


  • Variational Bayesian learning theory / Shinichi Nakajima, Kazuho Watanabe, Masashi Sugiyama
    QC 174.85 B38N35 2019eb

  • Emancipatory climate actions : strategies from histories / Laurence L. Delina
    QC903

  • NATO, climate change, and international security : a risk governance approach / Tyler H. Lippert
    QC903

  • Astronomy at the turn of the Twentieth Century in Chile and the United States : chasing Southern stars, 1903-1929 / Bárbara K. Silva
    QB82.C52

  • Climate change and global development : market, global players and empirical evidence / Tiago Sequeira, Liliana Reis, editors
    QC903

  • Astrofotografie für Einsteiger : Der Leitfaden von den ersten Milchstrassen-Bildern zur Deep-Sky-Fotografie / Alexander Kerste
    QB121

  • Envisioning holograms : design breakthrough experiences for mixed reality / M. Pell ; foreword by Tony Parisi
    QC449

  • Astronomy for kids : 26 family-friendly activities to explore stars, planets, and observing the world around you / Michelle Nichols
    QB46
    Little Learning Labs: Ast ronomy for Kids teaches children the wonders of outer space with 26 hands-on activities that can be done at home with items found around the house.

    It's not easy to explain and understand what lies beyond the night sky. This curated collection of 26 projects from the best-selling Astronomy Lab for Kids introduces children to the basics of outer space through 26 hands-on labs that can be completed with everyday items from around your house . It's the perfect resource for teachers, homeschool families, and community groups.

    Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telescope with magnifying glasses, and so much more. Kids of all ages and experience levels will love completing these hands-on labs with the guidance of adults.

    Why wait to introduce children to the expansive wonder of the skies, when Little Learning Labs: Astronomy Lab for Kids can put it within their reach today?

    The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics , including art, geology, math, and even bugs--all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list , clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples . The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.

  • Interval Finite Element Method With Matlab
    QC20.7.F56

    Interval Finite Element Method with MATLAB provides a thorough introduction to an effective way of investigating problems involving uncertainty using computational modeling. The well-known and versatile Finite Element Method (FEM) is combined with the concept of interval uncertainties to develop the Interval Finite Element Method (IFEM). An interval or stochastic environment in parameters and variables is used in place of crisp ones to make the governing equations interval, thereby allowing modeling of the problem. The concept of interval uncertainties is systematically explained. Several examples are explored with IFEM using MATLAB on topics like spring mass, bar, truss and frame.

    Provides a systematic approach to understanding the interval uncertainties caused by vague or imprecise data Describes the interval finite element method in detail Gives step-by-step instructions for how to use MATLAB code for IFEM Provides a range of examples of IFEM in use, with accompanying MATLAB codes

  • Heat and thermodynamics / Anandamoy Manna
    QC 311 M366 2011

  • A text book of engineering physics / S. Mani Naidu
    QC 20.8 N34 2009

  • Post-2020 climate change regime formation / edited by Suh-Yong Chung
    QC903

    The fate of the climate change regime hangs in the balance as the UN-led negotiations try to forge a new international strategy for the post-2020 period. Since 1992, the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol has been the primary legal instrument to respond to the climate challenge. However, the intergovernmental process has been riddled with problems that have rendered it ineffective. The changing economic landscape has further made this country grouping problematic as some developing countries now emit more than some of their advanced counterparts. Such problems have crippled the existing regime in adequately addressing climate change.

    Building upon the expertise of the contributors of this volume, this ground-breaking collection aims to show the way forward for the intergovernmental process. It is the first of its kind to explore the key features of the regime, featuring meticulously researched pieces from leading experts in the field. Each chapter responds to the questions surrounding the political and structural limitations of the current top-down approach taken in climate negotiations and proposes various alternatives countries can take to overcome such limitations in the process of building the post-2020 climate change regime. In particular, this collection underscores the concept of low-carbon development and green growth to make the climate change regime more effective.


  • Introduction to numerical electrostatics using MATLAB / Lawrence N. Dworsky
    QC760.54
    Readers are guided step by step through numerous specific problems and challenges, covering all aspects of electrostatics with an emphasis on numerical procedures. The author focuses on practical examples, derives mathematical equations, and addresses common issues with algorithms. Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics contains problem sets, an accompanying web site with simulations, and a complete list of computer codes. Computer source code listings on accompanying web site Problem sets included with book Readers using MATLAB or other simulation packages will gain insight as to the inner workings of these packages, and how to account for their limitations Example computer code is provided in MATLAB Solutions Manual The first book of its kind uniquely devoted to the field of computational electrostatics

  • Strange new worlds : the search for alien planets and life beyond our solar system / Ray Jayawardhana
    QB 820 J39 2011eb

    In Strange New Worlds , renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia of speculation, have astronomers begun to discover planets around other stars--thousands in fact. Now they are closer than ever to unraveling distant twins of the Earth. In this book, Jayawardhana vividly recounts the stories of the scientists and the remarkable breakthroughs that have ushered in this extraordinary age of exploration. He describes the latest findings--including his own--that are challenging our view of the cosmos and casting new light on the origins and evolution of planets and planetary systems. He reveals how technology is rapidly advancing to support direct observations of Jupiter-like gas giants and super-Earths--rocky planets with several times the mass of our own planet--and how astronomers use biomarkers to seek possible life on other worlds.



    Strange New Worlds provides an insider's look at the cutting-edge science of today's planet hunters, our prospects for discovering alien life, and the debates and controversies at the forefront of extrasolar-planet research.


    In a new afterword, Jayawardhana explains some of the most recent developments as we search for the first clues of life on other planets.


  • High temperature superconductors (HTS) for energy applications / edited by Ziad Melhem
    QC 611.98 H54H54 2012eb
    High temperature superconductors (HTS) offer many advantages through their application in electrical systems, including high efficiency performance and high throughput with low-electrical losses. While cryogenic cooling and precision materials manufacture is required to achieve this goal, cost reductions without significant performance loss are being achieved through the advanced design and development of HTS wires, cables and magnets, along with improvements in manufacturing methods. This book explores the fundamental principles, design and development of HTS materials and their practical applications in energy systems.

    Part one describes the fundamental science, engineering and development of particular HTS components such as wires and tapes, cables, coils and magnets and discusses the cryogenics and electromagnetic modelling of HTS systems and materials. Part two reviews the types of energy applications that HTS materials are used in, including fault current limiters, power cables and energy storage, as well as their application in rotating machinery for improved electrical efficiencies, and in fusion technologies and accelerator systems where HTS magnets are becoming essential enabling technologies.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, High temperature superconductors (HTS) for energy applications is an invaluable reference tool for anyone involved or interested in HTS materials and their application in energy systems, including materials scientists and electrical engineers, energy consultants, HTS materials manufacturers and designers, and researchers and academics in this field. Discusses fundamental issues and developments of particular HTS components Comprehensively reviews the design and development of HTS materials and then applications in energy systems Reviews the use of HTS materials and cabling transmissions, fault alignment limiters, energy storage, generators and motors, fusion and accelerator

  • Wireless and guided wave electromagnetics : fundamentals and applications / Le Nguyen Binh
    QC 665 E4B54 2013eb

    Wireless communications allow high-speed mobile access to a global Internet based on ultra-wideband backbone intercontinental and terrestrial networks. Both of these environments support the carrying of information via electromagnetic waves that are wireless (in free air) or guided through optical fibers. Wireless and Guided Wave Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications explores the fundamental aspects of electromagnetic waves in wireless media and wired guided media. This is an essential subject for engineers and physicists working with communication technologies, mobile networks, and optical communications.

    This comprehensive book:

    Builds from the basics to modern topics in electromagnetics for wireless and optical fiber communication Examines wireless radiation and the guiding of optical waves, which are crucial for carrying high-speed information in long-reach optical networking scenarios Explains the physical phenomena and practical aspects of guiding optical waves that may not require detailed electromagnetic solutions Explores applications of electromagnetic waves in optical communication systems and networks based on frequency domain transfer functions in the linear regions, which simplifies the physical complexity of the waves but still allows them to be examined from a system engineering perspective Uses MATLAB®and Simulink® models to simulate and illustrate the electromagnetic fields Includes worked examples, laboratory exercises, and problem sets to test understanding

    The book's modular structure makes it suitable for a variety of courses, for self-study, or as a resource for research and development. Throughout, the author emphasizes issues commonly faced by engineers. Going a step beyond traditional electromagnetics textbooks, this book highlights specific uses of electromagnetic waves with a focus on the wireless and optical technologies that are increasingly important for high-speed transmission over very long distances.


  • Emerging physics / Avinash W. Joshi [and others]
    QC 21.3 E44 2009

  • A text book of applied physics / S. Mani Naidu
    QC 23.2 N343 2009

  • Modern lens design / Warren J. Smith
    QC 385.2 D47S65 2005

  • Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering / edited by Ian Crossland
    QC 790 N83 2012
    The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both the key features of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and the wealth of recent research in this important field.

    Part one provides an introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiological protection, security and public acceptance of nuclear technology are considered, along with the economics of nuclear power. Part two goes on to explore materials mining, enrichment, fuel element design and fabrication for the uranium and thorium nuclear fuel cycle. The impact of nuclear reactor design and operation on fuel element irradiation is the focus of part three, including water and gas-cooled reactors, along with CANDU and Generation IV designs. Finally, part four reviews spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering provides an important review for all those involved in the design, fabrication, use and disposal of nuclear fuels as well as regulatory bodies and researchers in this field. Provides a comprehensive and holistic review of the complete nuclear fuel cycle Reviews the issues presented by the nuclear fuel cycle, including radiological protection and security, public acceptance and economic analysis Discusses issues at the front-end of the fuel cycle, including uranium and thorium mining, enrichment and fuel design and fabrication

  • Quantum physics for dummies / by Steven Holzner
    QC 174.12 H65 2013eb

    Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes:

    The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more

    Your plain-English guide to understanding and working with the micro world

    Quantum physics -- also called quantum mechanics or quantum field theory -- can be daunting for even the most dedicated student or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly, concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable and accessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it's packed with fully explained examples to help you tackle the tricky equations like a pro!

    Compatible with any classroom course -- study at your own pace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here -- understand what quantum physics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math -- from state vectors to quantum matrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work -- make sense of Schrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in square wells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions -- use the full operators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find the natural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research -- learn the cutting-edge quantum physics theories that aim to explain the universe itself

  • Ferroelectric dielectrics integrated on silicon / edited by Emmanuel Defaÿ
    QC 596.5 F44 2011eb
    This book describes up-to-date technology applied to high-K materials for More Than Moore applications, i.e. microsystems applied to microelectronics core technologies.
    After detailing the basic thermodynamic theory applied to high-K dielectrics thin films including extrinsic effects, this book emphasizes the specificity of thin films. Deposition and patterning technologies are then presented. A whole chapter is dedicated to the major role played in the field by X-Ray Diffraction characterization, and other characterization techniques are also described such as Radio frequency characterization. An in-depth study of the influence of leakage currents is performed together with reliability discussion. Three applicative chapters cover integrated capacitors, variables capacitors and ferroelectric memories. The final chapter deals with a reasonably new research field, multiferroic thin films.

  • Electromagnetic reverberation chambers / Bernard Demoulin, Philippe Besnier
    QC 661 D454 2011eb
    Dedicated to a complete presentation on all aspects of reverberation chambers, this book provides the physical principles behind these test systems in a very progressive manner. The detailed panorama of parameters governing the operation of electromagnetic reverberation chambers details various applications such as radiated immunity, emissivity, and shielding efficiency experiments.
    In addition, the reader is provided with the elements of electromagnetic theory and statistics required to take full advantage of the basic operational rules of reverberation chambers, including calibration procedures. Comparisons with other testing systems (TEM cells, anechoic chambers) are also discussed.

  • Measurements using optic and RF waves / edited Frédérique de Fornel, Pierre-Noël Favennec
    QC 661 M467 2010
    Scientific and technical knowledge for measurements in modern electromagnetism must be vast as our electromagnetic environment covers all frequencies and wavelengths. These measurements must be applied to fields as varied as nanotechnologies, telecommunications, meteorology, geolocalization, radioastronomy, health, biology, etc. In order to cover the multiple facets of the topic, this book sweeps the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from several hertz to terahertz; considers distances ranging from nanometers to light-years in optics; before extending towards the various measurement techniques using electromagnetic waves for various applications. This book describes these different facets in eleven chapters, each covering different domains of applications.

  • Solar radiation : practical modeling for renewable energy applications / Daryl R. Myers
    QC912

    Written by a leading scientist with over 35 years of experience working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Solar Radiation: Practical Modeling for Renewable Energy Applications brings together the most widely used, easily implemented concepts and models for estimating broadband and spectral solar radiation data. The author addresses various technical and practical questions about the accuracy of solar radiation measurements and modeling.

    While the focus is on engineering models and results, the book does review the fundamentals of solar radiation modeling and solar radiation measurements. It also examines the accuracy of solar radiation modeling and measurements. The majority of the book describes the most popular simple models for estimating broadband and spectral solar resources available to flat plate, concentrating, photovoltaic, solar thermal, and daylighting engineering designs. Sufficient detail is provided for readers to implement the models in assorted development environments.

    Covering the nuts and bolts of practical solar radiation modeling applications, this book helps readers translate solar radiation data into viable, real-world renewable energy applications. It answers many how-to questions relating to solar energy conversion systems, solar daylighting, energy efficiency of buildings, and other solar radiation applications.


  • Thin film growth : physics, materials science and applications / edited by Zexian Cao
    QC 176.83 T477 2011
    Thin film technology is used in many applications such as microelectronics, optics, hard and corrosion resistant coatings and micromechanics, and thin films form a uniquely versatile material base for the development of novel technologies within these industries. Thin film growth provides an important and up-to-date review of the theory and deposition techniques used in the formation of thin films.

    Part one focuses on the theory of thin film growth, with chapters covering nucleation and growth processes in thin films, phase-field modelling of thin film growth and surface roughness evolution. Part two covers some of the techniques used for thin film growth, including oblique angle deposition, reactive magnetron sputtering and epitaxial growth of graphene films on single crystal metal surfaces. This section also includes chapters on the properties of thin films, covering topics such as substrate plasticity and buckling of thin films, polarity control, nanostructure growth dynamics and network behaviour in thin films.

    With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Thin film growth is an essential reference for engineers in electronics, energy materials and mechanical engineering, as well as those with an academic research interest in the topic. Provides an important and up-to-date review of the theory and deposition techniques used in the formation of thin films Focusses on the theory and modelling of thin film growth, techniques and mechanisms used for thin film growth and properties of thin films An essential reference for engineers in electronics, energy materials and mechanical engineering

  • Transmission electron microscopy in micro-nanoelectronics / edited by Alain Claverie
    QC 611 C384 2013

    Today, the availability of bright and highly coherent electron sources and sensitive detectors has radically changed the type and quality of the information which can be obtained by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TEMs are now present in large numbers not only in academia, but also in industrial research centers and fabs.
    This book presents in a simple and practical way the new quantitative techniques based on TEM which have recently been invented or developed to address most of the main challenging issues scientists and process engineers have to face to develop or optimize semiconductor layers and devices. Several of these techniques are based on electron holography; others take advantage of the possibility of focusing intense beams within nanoprobes. Strain measurements and mappings, dopant activation and segregation, interfacial reactions at the nanoscale, defect identification and specimen preparation by FIB are among the topics presented in this book. After a brief presentation of the underlying theory, each technique is illustrated through examples from the lab or fab.


  • Electromagnetism : Maxwell equations, wave propagation and emission / Tamer Bécherrawy
    QC670

    This book deals with electromagnetic theory and its applications at the level of a senior-level undergraduate course for science and engineering. The basic concepts and mathematical analysis are clearly developed and the important applications are analyzed. Each chapter contains numerous problems ranging in difficulty from simple applications to challenging. The answers for the problems are given at the end of the book. Some chapters which open doors to more advanced topics, such as wave theory, special relativity, emission of radiation by charges and antennas, are included.
    The material of this book allows flexibility in the choice of the topics covered. Knowledge of basic calculus (vectors, differential equations and integration) and general physics is assumed. The required mathematical techniques are gradually introduced. After a detailed revision of time-independent phenomena in electrostatics and magnetism in vacuum, the electric and magnetic properties of matter are discussed. Induction, Maxwell equations and electromagnetic waves, their reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction are also studied in some detail. Four additional topics are introduced: guided waves, relativistic electrodynamics, particles in an electromagnetic field and emission of radiation. A useful appendix on mathematics, units and physical constants is included.

    Contents

    1. Prologue.
    2. Electrostatics in Vacuum.
    3. Conductors and Currents.
    4. Dielectrics.
    5. Special Techniques and Approximation Methods.
    6. Magnetic Field in Vacuum.
    7. Magnetism in Matter.
    8. Induction.
    9. Maxwell's Equations.
    10. Electromagnetic Waves.
    11. Reflection, Interference, Diffraction and Diffusion.
    12. Guided Waves.
    13. Special Relativity and Electrodynamics.
    14. Motion of Charged Particles in an Electromagnetic Field.
    15. Emission of Radiation.

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