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  • TheCorrespondence of Michael Faradayby Frank A.J.L. James

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2008; US$ 175.00

    The letters in this volume concern Faraday's work on topics such as terrestrial and atmospheric magnetism, the electrification of lighthouses and the theory of telegraphic retardation, as well as advice to the Government on the war with Russia, his exclusion from the Sandemanian Church and his views on table turning. more...

  • Julian Schwingerby Yee Jack Ng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 20.00

    In the post-quantum-mechanics era, few physicists, if any, have matched Julian Schwinger in contributions to and influence on the development of physics. A deep and provocative thinker, Schwinger left his indelible mark on all areas of theoretical physics; an eloquent lecturer and immensely successful mentor, he was gentle, intensely private, and known... more...

  • The Foundations of Newtonian Scholarshipby Richard Henry Dalitz; Michael Nauenberg

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 79.00

    Newtonian scholarship has taken great steps forward in the last half-century. The recent completion of critical editions of Newton's mathematical papers and of his scientific correspondence, as well as the publication of the first volume of his optical papers and of variant readings of the Principia in the original Latin, have made most of Newton's... more...

  • Genius in the Shadowsby William Lanouette; Bela Silard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as father of the atom bomb.? The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions,... more...

  • Analogies in Physics and Lifeby Richard M. Weiner

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 70.00

    Analogies play a fundamental role in science. To understand how and why, at a given moment, a certain analogy was used, one has to know the specific, historical circumstances under which the new idea was developed. This historical background is never presented in scientific articles and quite rarely in books. For the general reader, the undergraduate... more...

  • Glimpsing Realityby Paul & F David Buckley & Peat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    Originally published in 1979. This reprints the revised and expanded edition of 1996. In this volume, physicists, biologists and chemists, who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought explore issues which have shaped modern physics and which hint at what may form the next scientific revolution. The major... more...

  • Madame Wu Chien-Shiungby Tsai-Chien Chiang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Transport Theory of Inhomogeneous Fluidsby Liudmila Pozhar

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1995; US$ 68.00

    Until recently, the Mori-Zwanzig projection operator method, though powerful and simple, has been considered as a half-heuristic one. This book is devoted to a rigorous generalization of this method as well as its applications to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. The well-known idea of the description of dynamical system evolution in terms of collective... 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...

  • Discrete Models of Fluid Dynamicsby A. S. Alves

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1991; US$ 70.00

    Recent developments of discrete methods of fluid dynamics, particularly the two most relevant aspects: the "half" discrete case — discrete Boltzmann equation; and the "totally" discrete one — lattice gas were discussed. Both the conceptual and numerical significance of these discrete models were covered as well as the... more...