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Physics

  • The Two-Mile Time Machineby Richard B. Alley; Richard B. Alley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine , Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that... more...

  • Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentationby Giles Harrison

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.95

    This book describes the fundamental scientific principles underlying high quality instrumentation used for environmental measurements. It discusses a wide range of in situ sensors employed in practical environmental monitoring and, in particular, those used in surface based measurement systems. It also considers the use of weather balloons to provide... more...

  • Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativityby Tevian Dray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book contains two intertwined but distinct halves. ... more...

  • National Climate Policyby Elin Lerum Boasson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Failed attempts at producing ambitious global climate commitments and instruments have made it increasingly important for nation states to deliver climate policies. This in turn requires a better understanding of national climate policymaking.  In this book, Elin Lerum Boasson develops an innovative and well-grounded analytical framework for assessing... more...

  • Investigation of Staged Laser-Plasma Accelerationby Satomi Shiraishi

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis establishes an exciting new beginning for Laser Plasma Accelerators (LPAs) to further develop toward the next generation of compact high energy accelerators.Design, installation and commissioning of a new experimental setup at LBNL played an important role and are detailed through three critical components: e-beam production, reflection... more...

  • Surface Microscopy with Low Energy Electronsby Ernst Bauer

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book, written by a pioneer in surface physics and thin film research and the inventor of Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), Spin-Polarized Low Energy Electron Microscopy (SPLEEM) and Spectroscopic Photo Emission and Low Energy Electron Microscopy (SPELEEM), covers these and other techniques for the imaging of surfaces with low energy (slow)... more...

  • Nonrelativistic Quantum X-Ray Physicsby Stefan P. Hau-Riege

    Wiley 2014; US$ 86.50

    Providing a solid theoretical background in photon-matter interaction, Nonrelativistic Quantum X-Ray Physics enables readers to understand experiments performed at XFEL-facilities and x-ray synchrotrons. As a result, after reading this book, scientists and students will be able to outline and perform calculations of some important x-ray-matter interaction... more...

  • Nonequilibrium and Irreversibilityby Giovanni Gallavotti

    Springer 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book concentrates on the properties of the stationary states in chaotic systems of particles or fluids, leaving aside the theory of the way they can be reached. The stationary states of particles or of fluids (understood as probability distributions on microscopic configurations or on the fields describing continua) have received important new... more...

  • Macroscopic Matter Wave Interferometryby Stefan Nimmrichter

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Matter?wave interferometry is a promising and successful way to explore truly macroscopic quantum phenomena and probe the validity of quantum theory at the borderline to the classic world. Indeed, we may soon witness quantum superpositions with nano to micrometer-sized objects. Yet, venturing deeper into the macroscopic domain is not only an experimental... more...

  • Quantum Foundations and Open Quantum Systemsby Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen; Claudia Pombo; Claudio Furtado; Andrei Yu Khrennikov; Inácio A. Pedrosa; Václav ?picka

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 124.00

    The Advanced School on Quantum Foundations and Open Quantum Systems was an exceptional combination of lectures. These comprise lectures in standard physics and investigations on the foundations of quantum physics. On the one hand it included lectures on quantum information, quantum open systems, quantum transport and quantum solid state. On the other... more...