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  • Cobalt Bluesby Peter R. Almond

    Springer 2012; US$ 99.00

    For the last half of the 20th century cobalt-60 units were the mainstay of radiation treatments for cancer. This book describes the development of the first cobalt-60 unit in the United States and the man behind it, Leonard Grimmett. Conceptually conceived before World War II it only became possible because of the development of nuclear reactors during... more...

  • The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966)by Edoardo Amaldi; Saverio Braccini; Antonio Ereditato; Paola Scampoli

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    The physicist Friedrich Houtermans (1903-1966) was an essential promoter and proponent of the development of physics in Berne. He introduced a number of activities in the field of elementary particles, with a special focus on the physics of cosmic rays, and important contributions in applied physics. This biography of Houtermans was written by Edoardo... more...

  • Practical Pneumaticsby Chris Stacey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Pneumatic power is ideal for the ever increasing range of 'light' applications in which a cheap, clean, adaptable source of power is needed. Used in conjunction with microprocessor control it forms the basis of manufacturing automation from basic conveying and handling lines to complex robotic assembly systems. Training courses and books aimed at the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 189.95

    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...

  • Applications of Pade' Approximation Theory in Fluid Dynamicsby A. Pozzi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1994; US$ 128.00

    Although Padé presented his fundamental paper at the end of the last century, the studies on Padé's approximants only became significant in the second part of this century.Padé procedure is related to the theory of continued fractions, and some convergence theorems can be expressed only in terms of continued fractions. Further,... more...

  • Salam + 50by Michael Duff

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 128.00

    The year 2007 marked not only the centenary of Imperial College London but also the 50th anniversary of the late Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam's arrival at the College. Accordingly, a conference entitled “Salam + 50” organized by the Theoretical Physics Group was held at Imperial College on 7 July 2007.Many distinguished guests... more...

  • A Passion for Discoveryby Peter Freund

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 62.00

    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...

  • Tabibito (The Traveller)by Hideki Yukawa

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1981; US$ 98.00

    This is Yukawa's autobiography of his early years, written in Japanese when he was fifty years old. It describes his family background and the education and experience, both social and intellectual, that helped to form his character and direct his career. Especially valuable to the historian of science are his discussions of scientific relationships... more...