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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.

  • Quantum Triangulations Moduli Space, Quantum Computing, Non-Linear Sigma Models and Ricci Flow / by Mauro Carfora, Annalisa Marzuoli

  • Handbook of supernovae / Athem W. Alsabti, Paul Murdin, editors

  • Quantum statistics of dense gases and nonideal plasmas / Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov

  • Progress in high-dimensional percolation and random graphs Markus Heydenreich, Remco van der Hofstad

  • Layered two-dimensional heterostructures and their tunneling characteristics Sergio C. de la Barrera

  • Statistical mechanics for athermal fluctuation non-Gaussian noise in physics / Kiyoshi Kanazawa

  • The cosmic zoo complex life on many worlds

  • Classical Statistical Mechanics with Nested Sampling

  • Shock Fitting Classical Techniques, Recent Developments, and Memoirs of Gino Moretti / Marcello Onofri, Renato Paciorri, editors

  • Modelling pulsar wind nebulae Diego F. Torres, editor

  • Resurgence, physics and numbers edited by Frédéric Fauvet... [et al.]

  • Calling Taikong : a strategy report and study of China's future space science missions / Ji Wu

  • Time in physics / Renato Renner, Sandra Stupar, editors

  • Evolution of silicon sensor technology in particle physics / Frank Hartmann

  • Dualities, helicity amplitudes, and little conformal symmetry Kitran Macey M. Colwell

  • Quantum theory, groups and representations : an introduction / Peter Woit

  • The emergence of astrophysics in Asia opening a new window on the universe / Tsuko Nakamura, Wayne Orchiston, editors

  • The NexStar user's guide II for the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi / Michael Swanson

  • The structure and evolution of the Sun / Giuseppe Severino

  • Quantum mechanics and electrodynamics / Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda ; translated with the assistance of Tereza Uhlířová

  • Carbon capitalism and communication confronting climate crisis / Benedetta Brevini, Graham Murdock, editors

  • Experimental researches in electricity
    QC 503 F21 1914

  • Problem solving in quantum mechanics : from basics to real-world applications for materials scientists, applied physicists, and devices engineers / Marc Cahay, Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
    QC 174.12 C3216 2017eb

    This topical and timely textbook is a collection of problems for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in state-of-the-art material and device applications in quantum mechanics. Most problem are relevant either to a new device or a device concept or to current research topics which could spawn new technology. It deals with the practical aspects of the field, presenting a broad range of essential topics currently at the leading edge of technological innovation.

    Includes discussion on:

    Properties of Schroedinger Equation


    Bound States in Nanostructures

    Current and Energy Flux Densities in Nanostructures

    Density of States

    Transfer and Scattering Matrix Formalisms for Modelling Diffusive Quantum Transport

    Perturbation Theory, Variational Approach and their Applications to Device Problems

    Electrons in a Magnetic or Electromagnetic Field and Associated Phenomena

    Time-dependent Perturbation Theory and its Applications

    Optical Properties of Nanostructures

    Problems in Quantum Mechanics: For Material Scientists, Applied Physicists and Device Engineers is an ideal companion to engineering, condensed matter physics or materials science curricula. It appeals to future and present engineers, physicists, and materials scientists, as well as professionals in these fields needing more in-depth understanding of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

  • Fundamentals of nonlinear optics / Peter E. Powers, Joseph W. Haus
    QC 446.2 P69 2017eb

    Praise for the 1st Edition:

    "well written and up to date#65533;. The problem sets at the end of each chapter reinforce and enhance the material presented, and may give students confidence in handling real-world problems." #65533; Optics & Photonics News

    "rigorous but simple description of a difficult field keeps the reader#65533;s attention throughout#65533;. serves perfectly for an introductory-level course." #65533; Physics Today

    This fully revised introduction enables the reader to understand and use the basic principles related to many phenomena in nonlinear optics and provides the mathematical tools necessary to solve application-relevant problems. The book is a pedagogical guide aimed at a diverse audience including engineers, physicists, and chemists who want a tiered approach to understanding nonlinear optics. The material is augmented by numerous problems, with many requiring the reader to perform real-world calculations for a range of fields, from optical communications to remote sensing and quantum information. Analytical solutions of equations are covered in detail and numerical approaches to solving problems are explained and demonstrated. The second edition expands the earlier treatment and includes:

    A new chapter on quantum nonlinear optics. Thorough treatment of parametric optical processes covering birefringence, tolerances and beam optimization to design and build high conversion efficiency devices. Treatment of numerical methods to solving sets of complex nonlinear equations. Many problems in each chapter to challenge reader comprehension. Extended treatment of four-wave mixing and solitons. Coverage of ultrafast pulse propagation including walk-off effects.

  • Environmental carbon footprints : industrial case studies / edited by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    QC 879.8 E68 2018eb

    Environmental Carbon Footprints: Industrial Case Studies provides a wide range of industrial case-studies, beginning with textiles, energy systems and bio-fuels. Each footprint is associated with background information, scientific consensus and the reason behind its invention, methodological framework, assessment checklist, calculation tool/technique, applications, challenges and limitations. More importantly, applications of each indicator/framework in various industrial sectors and their associated challenges are presented. As case studies are the most flexible of all research designs, this book allows researchers to retain the holistic characteristics of real-life events while investigating empirical events.

    Includes case studies from various industries, such as textiles, energy systems and conventional and bio-fuels Provides the calculation tool/technique, applications, challenges and limitations for determining carbon footprints on an industry by industry basis Presents the background information, scientific consensus and reason behind each case study

  • Noncommutative mathematics for quantum systems / Uwe Franz, Adam Skalski
    QC 174.17 P68 F73 2016eb

  • Four pillars of radio astronomy : Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell / R.H. Frater, W.M. Goss, H.W. Wendt

  • Quantization, geometry and noncommutative structures in mathematics and physics / Alexander Cardona, Pedro Morales, Hernán Ocampo, Sylvie Paycha, Andres F. Reyes Lega, editors

  • Quantum sense and nonsense / Jean Bricmont

  • Sensory motor and behavioral research in space Reinhard Hilbig... [et al.]

  • Quantum symmetries : Metabief, France 2014 / Guillaume Aubrun, Adam Skalski, Roland Speicher ; edited by Uwe Franz

  • Statistical methods for data analysis in particle physics / Luca Lista

  • Skyrmions in condensed matter / Jung Hoon Han

  • Giovanni Domenico Cassini a modern astromomer in the 17th Century / Gabriella Bernardi

  • Generalized dynamics of soft-matter quasicrystals : mathematical models and solutions / Tian-You Fan

  • Secular evolution of self-gravitating systems over cosmic age Jean-Baptiste Fouvry

  • The science of time 2016 : time in astronomy & society, past, present and future / Elisa Felicitas Arias, Ludwig Combrinck, Pavel Gabor, Catherine Hohenkerk, P. Kenneth Seidelmann, editors

  • Lattice QCD study for the relation between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking / Takahiro Doi

  • Formulation of statistical mechanics based on thermal pure quantum states Sho Sugiura

    This thesis introduces the concept of "thermal pure quantum (TPQ) states", which are pure quantum states in equilibrium. The author establishes a new formulation of statistical mechanics based on the TPQ states. This formulation allows us to obtain not only mechanical variables but also thermodynamic variables such as entropy and free energy from a single TPQ state. Furthermore, the formulation provides a new physical description in which all fluctuations including thermally driven ones are uniquely identified to be quantum fluctuations.

    The use of TPQ formulation has practical advantages in its application to numerical computations and allows for significant reduction in computation cost in numerics. For demonstration purposes, a numerical computation based on TPQ formulation is applied to a frustrated two-dimensional quantum spin model, and the result is also included in this book. 

  • Circuit cavity QED with macroscopic solid-state spin ensembles Stefan Putz

  • Searching for new physics in b --> sl⁺l⁻ transitions at the LHCb experiment Luca Pescatore

  • Aspects of WIMP dark matter searches at colliders and other probes Enrico Morgante

  • Plasma science and technology for emerging economies an AAAPT experience / Rajdeep Singh Rawat, editor

  • The nature of dusty star-forming galaxies William Cowley

  • Building and using binoscopes / Norman Butler

  • Quantum weirdness / William J. Mullin, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    QC 174.12 M835 2017
    Quantum mechanics allows a remarkably accurate description of nature and powerful predictive capabilities. At the same time, the analyses of quantum systems and their interpretation lead to many surprises, for example, the ability to detect the characteristics of an object without ever touching it in any way, via "interaction-free measurement," or the teleportation of an atomic state over large distances, and to somewhat strange world views like Everett'smany-universes theory. The results can seem bizarre. Quantum mechanics usually involves complicated mathematics, yet most texts for general audiences avoid all mathematics, leading thereader to miss out on a deep understanding of the subject. This book assumes that someone with just a background in high-school level algebra and trigonometry mathematics can learn so much more about quantum mechanics. A wide range of readers including not only university science students, but a general audience interested in science, even those at the high-school level, can understand even the most bizarre behavior of the quantum world.

  • Quantum theory from first principles : an informational approach / Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy, Giulio Chiribella, The University of Hong Kong, Paolo Perinotti, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
    QC 174.12 C475 2017
    Quantum theory is the soul of theoretical physics. It is not just a theory of specific physical systems, but rather a new framework with universal applicability. This book shows how we can reconstruct the theory from six information-theoretical principles, by rebuilding the quantum rules from the bottom up. Step by step, the reader will learn how to master the counterintuitive aspects of the quantum world, and how to efficiently reconstruct quantum information protocols from first principles. Using intuitive graphical notation to represent equations, and with shorter and more efficient derivations, the theory can be understood and assimilated with exceptional ease. Offering a radically new perspective on the field, the book contains an efficient course of quantum theory and quantum information for undergraduates. The book is aimed at researchers, professionals, and students in physics, computer science and philosophy, as well as the curious outsider seeking a deeper understanding of the theory.

  • Problems and solutions in special relativity and electromagnetism / Sergei Kruchinin
    QC 173.65 K78 2018

    Field theory is an important topic in theoretical physics, which is studied in the physical and physico-mathematical departments of universities. Therefore, lecturers are faced with the urgent task of not only providing students with information about the subject, but also to help them master the material at a deep qualitative level, by presenting the specific features of general approaches to the statement and the solution of problems in theoretical physics. One of the ways to study field theory is the practical one, where the students can deepen their knowledge of the theoretical material and develop problem-solving skills. This book includes a concise theoretical summary of the main branches of field theory and electrodynamics, worked examples, and some problems for the student to solve.

    The book is written for students of theoretical and applied physics, and corresponds to the curricula of the theoretical courses "Field theory" and "Electrodynamics" for physics undergraduates. It can also be useful for students of other disciplines, in particular, those in which physics is one of the base subjects.

  • Gravity : a very short introduction / Timothy Clifton
    QC 178 C554 2017
    Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of objects on Earth, but also the motion of allcelestial objects, and even the expansion of the Universe itself. It was the study of gravity that led Einstein to his profound realisations about the nature of space and time. Gravity is not only universal, it is also essential for understanding the behaviour of the Universe, and all astrophysicalbodies within it. In this Very Short Introduction Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity since the early observations of Kepler and Newtonian theory. He discusses Einstein's theory of gravity, which now supplants Newton's, showing how it allows us to understand why the frequency oflight changes as it passes through a gravitational field, why GPS satellites need their clocks corrected as they orbit the Earth, and why the orbits of distant neutron stars speed up. Today, almost 100 years after Einstein published his theory of gravity, we have even detected the waves ofgravitational radiation that he predicted. Clifton concludes by considering the testing and application of general relativity in astrophysics and cosmology, and looks at dark energy and efforts such as string theory to combine gravity with quantum mechanics.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Why do we need air? / Kelley MacAulay
    QC 161.2 M32 2014
    Clean air is essential to the health of the planet. This colorful title examines the importance of air to all living things and provides practical ways young readers can protect this valuable resource.

  • Hello spring! / Shelley Rotner
    QB 637.5 R68 2017

    When winter ends, spring begins! The days get longer and the air gets warmer. Trees and flowers bloom and animals have their babies. Spring is the perfect time to have fun! Preschoolers will love this lyrical yet simple introduction to the wondrous surprises brought by spring. Featuring detailed photographs exploding with color, Hello Spring familiarizes children with the changes in plant and animal life that occur during a temperate spring. A glossary is included.

  • Full of fall / April Pulley Sayre
    QB 637.7 S285 2017
    Discover the magic--and the science--behind fall leaves with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll and Best in Snow .

    With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre explores the transformation trees undergo in fall. The book takes readers through the leaves' initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of the leaves, and the leaves crumbling as winter approaches. Extensive back matter explains the science behind this process to the youngest of budding scientists.

  • Constructing quarks : a sociological history of particle physics / Andrew Pickering
    QC 793.16 P53 1984
    Widely regarded as a classic in its field, Constructing Quarks recounts the history of the post-war conceptual development of elementary-particle physics. Inviting a reappraisal of the status of scientific knowledge, Andrew Pickering suggests that scientists are not mere passive observers and reporters of nature. Rather they are social beings as well as active constructors of natural phenomena who engage in both experimental and theoretical practice."A prodigious piece of scholarship that I can heartily recommend."-Michael Riordan, New Scientist"An admirable history. . . . Detailed and so accurate."-Hugh N. Pendleton, Physics Today

  • An introduction to measuration and calibration / by Paul D.Q. Campbell
    QC 39 C324 1995
    An Introduction to Measuration & Calibration By Paul Campbell 1995, 208 pp., illus., ISBN: 978-0-8311-0223-4, $32.95 Accuracy and consistency are essential to success in manufacturing, and the technology of precision measurement is fully explained and illustrated in this important book. Both apprentice and practicing engineers will discover a vast amount of new material that can be applied to virtually any imaginable measurement or calibration task.
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