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  • Madame Wu Chien-Shiungby Tsai-Chien Chiang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 36.00

    Narrating the well-lived life of the “Chinese Madame Curie” — a recipient of the first Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Princeton University, as well as the first female president of the American Physics Society — this book provides a comprehensive and honest account of... more...

  • Men of Physics Benjamin Thompson ? Count Rumfordby Sanborn C. Brown

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson - Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat covers the significant contributions of Count Rumford in the fields of physics. Count Rumford was born with the name Benjamin Thompson on March 23, 1753, in Woburn, Massachusetts. This book is composed of two parts encompassing 11 chapters, and begins with a... more...

  • Modern Vacuum Physicsby Austin Chambers

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 132.95

    Modern Vacuum Physics presents the principles and practices of vacuum science and technology along with a number of applications in research and industrial production. The first half of the book builds a foundation in gases and vapors under rarefied conditions, The second half presents examples of the analysis of representative systems and describes... more...

  • Monte Carlo Methods in Mechanics of Fluid and Gasby Oleg M. Belotserkovskii; Yury Iv Khlopkov

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 83.00

    This book is devoted to analysis of Monte Carlo methods developed in rarefied gas dynamics. Presented is the short history of the development of such methods, described are their main properties, their advantages and deficiencies. It is shown that the contemporary stage in the progress of computational methods cannot be regarded without a complex approach... more...

  • Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Physicsby D. R. Murdoch

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00

    This book gives a clear and comprehensive exposition of Niels Bohr's philosophy of physics. Bohr's ideas are of major importance, for they are the source of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics; yet they are obscure, and call for the sort of close analysis that this book provides. The book describes the historical background of the physics... more...

  • Nonlinear Conservation Laws, Fluid Systems and Related Topicsby Gui-Qiang Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book is a collection of lecture notes on Nonlinear Conservation Laws, Fluid Systems and Related Topics delivered at the 2007 Shanghai Mathematics Summer School held at Fudan University, China, by world's leading experts in the field. The volume comprises five chapters that cover a range of topics from mathematical theory and numerical approximation... more...

  • Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Editionby Charles L. Mader

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 199.95

    Major advances, both in modeling methods and in the computing power required to make those methods viable, have led to major breakthroughs in our ability to model the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants. In addition, the development of proton radiography during the last decade has provided researchers with a major new experimental... more...

  • Once Upon Einsteinby Thibault Damour

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 35.95

    It is well known that Einstein founded twentieth-century physics with his work on relativity and quanta, but what do we really know about these ground breaking ideas? How were they discovered? What should we retain today from the conceptual upheavals he initiated? Through a selection of concrete scenes taken from Einstein's life, the author offers... more...

  • Optical Polarization of Moleculesby Marcis Auzinsh; Ruvin Ferber

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 64.00

    This book explains the theory and methods by which gas molecules can be polarized by light. more...

  • A Passion for Discoveryby Peter Freund

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 25.00

    This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with the impact of historic events — such as the advent of fascism and communism in the twentieth century — on scientists' behavior.... more...