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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Julian Schwingerby Yee Jack Ng

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 76.00

    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...

  • Einstein's Physicsby Ta-Pei Cheng

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Many regard Albert Einstein as the greatest physicist since Newton. What exactly did he do that is so important in physics? We provide an introduction to his physics at a level accessible to an undergraduate physics student. All equations are worked out in detail from the beginning. Einstein's doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 128.00

    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$ 16.95

    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$ 175.00

    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...

  • Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europeby Monique Frize

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book presents the extraordinary story of a Bolognese woman of the settecento. Laura Maria Caterina Bassi (1711-1778) defended 49 Theses at the University of Bologna on April 17, 1732 and was awarded a doctoral degree on May 12 of the same year. Three weeks before her defense, she was made a member of the Academy of Sciences in Bologna. On June... more...

  • Glimpsing Realityby Paul & F David Buckley & Peat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00

    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...