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  • Great Physicistsby William H. Cropper

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard... more...

  • Against the Tideby L.C Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 104.95

    In Against the Tide: An Autobiographical Account of a Professional Outsider, Leslie Woods relates the fascinating story of his life from fisherman's son in New Zealand to head of the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. After starting at a trade school, he won a scholarship to a university, then joined the RNZAF, and later became a fighter... more...

  • Physicists of Irelandby Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 98.95

    Demonstrating the strength of tradition in Ireland, Physicists of Ireland: Passion and Precision is a collection of essays on leading figures from the history of physics in Ireland. It includes physicists born outside of Ireland who carried out significant work in Ireland as well as those who had strong Irish roots but carried out their work outside... more...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Part of the "Oxford's Lives and Legacies" series, this book presents a portrait of Isaac Newton and the times in which he lived. It also sheds light on Newton's later life as master of the mint in London, where he managed to convict and hang the arch criminal William Chaloner, and his presidency of the Royal Society. more...

  • The World of Andrei Sakharovby Gennady E. Gorelik

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    How did Andrei Sakharov, a theoretical physicist and the acknowledged father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, become a human rights activist and the first Russian to win the Nobel Peace Prize? This study of Andrei Sakharov as a scientist as well as a public figure aims to examine the real context of Sakharov's life. more...

  • The Innermost Kernelby Suzanne Gieser

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 99.00

    The publication of W. Pauli's Scientific Correspondence has motivated a vast research activity on Pauli's role in modern science. This treatise sheds light on the ongoing dialogue between physics and psychology. more...

  • Rarefield Gas Dynamicsby Ching Shen

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book elucidates the methods of molecular gas dynamics or rarefied gas dynamics which treat the problems of gas flows when the discrete molecular effects of the gas prevail under the circumstances of low density, the emphasis being on the basis of the methods, the direct simulation Monte Carlo method applied to the simulation of non-equilibrium... more...

  • Macroscopic Transport Equations for Rarefied Gas Flowsby Henning Struchtrup

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 99.00

    The well known transport laws of Navier-Stokes and Fourier fail for the simulation of processes on lengthscales in the order of the mean free path of a particle that is when the Knudsen number is not small enough. Thus, the proper simulation of flows in rarefied gases requires a more detailed description. This book discusses classical and modern methods... more...

  • Introduction to Wave Scattering, Localization and Mesoscopic Phenomenaby P. Sheng

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 289.00

    Waves represent an important topic of study in physics, mathematics, and engineering. This volume is a resource book for those interested in understanding the physics underlying nanotechnology and mesoscopic phenomena. It aims to bridge the gap between the textbooks and research frontiers in wave related topics. more...

  • Vorticity and Vortex Dynamicsby Jie-Zhi Wu; Hui-Yang Ma; Ming de Zhou

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 279.00

    A comprehensive monograph for scientists, engineers and applied mathematicians, as well as graduate students in fluid dynamics, this book analyzes typical vortex structures in laminar, translational, and turbulent flows, including stratified and rotational fluids. more...