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  • 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...

  • Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstamby Alexander Pechenkin

    Springer 2013; US$ 109.00

    This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussing the scientific community which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstamâ??s life story is thereby... more...

  • Madame Wu Chien-Shiungby Tsai-Chien Chiang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 127.00

    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$ 111.00

    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...

  • Discrete Models of Fluid Dynamicsby A. S. Alves

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1991; US$ 124.00

    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...

  • Einstein Relatively Simpleby Ira Mark Egdall

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 77.00

    Einstein Relatively Simple brings together for the first time an exceptionally clear explanation of both special and general relativity. It is for people who always wanted to understand Einstein's ideas but never thought they could. Told with humor, enthusiasm, and rare clarity, this entertaining book reveals how a former high school drop-out revolutionized... more...

  • How to Think Like Einsteinby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    Learn how Einstein, the man who evolved and altered the scientific landscape forever, viewed the world, and how his theories and the way he researched changed what we now take for granted?now in paperback The German theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, developed the world's most famous equation, E=mc^2, helped to establish quantum theory, and... more...