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  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Explores the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher. more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Albert Einstein did not impress his first teachers. They found him a dreamy child without an especially promising future. But some time in his early years he developed what he called "wonder" about the world. Later in life, he remembered two instances from his childhood--his fascination at age five with a compass and his introduction to the lucidity... more...

  • The World of Andrei Sakharovby Gennady E. Gorelik

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Wave Scattering By Small Bodies Of Arbitrary Shapesby Alexander G Ramm

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 156.00

    This book presents analytical formulas which allow one to calculate the S-matrix for the acoustic and electromagnetic wave scattering by small bodies or arbitrary shapes with arbitrary accuracy. Equations for the self-consistent field in media consisting of many small bodies are derived. Applications of these results to ultrasound mammography and electrical... 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...

  • Faust in Copenhagenby Gino Segre

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    A physicist himself, Gino Segrè writes about what scientists do?and why they do it?with intimacy, clarity, and passion. In Faust in Copenhagen , he evokes the fleeting, magical moment when physics?and the world?was about to lose its innocence forever. Known by physicists as the miracle year, 1932 saw the discovery of the neutron and antimatter, as... more...

  • A Physicist Remembersby Richard J Weiss

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 96.00

    A Physicist Remembers traces the effort to measure electron charge, spin, and momentum density on atoms and solids and to compare experiment with theory. Since the complexity of electron arrangements leads to subtle property changes in atoms, molecules and solids, theory and experiment have generally differed by about 1%. The Sagamore conferences have... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Frank Steiner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 69.99

    Albert Einstein, der größte Physiker seit Newton, wurde 1879 in Ulm geboren. Im Jahre 1929 schrieb er der "Ulmer Abendpost" auf eine Anfrage: "Die Stadt der Geburt hängt dem Leben als etwas ebenso Einzigartiges an wie die Herkunft von der leiblichen Mutter. Auch der Geburtsstadt verdanken wir einen Teil unseres Wesens. So gedenke ich Ulms in... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Few people have had as great an impact on our understanding of the natural world than Albert Einstein. His brilliant insights into the nature of the universe transformed life in the twentieth century. Read this fascinating story of a true genius and his efforts to bring about a peaceful world. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential... more...