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Physicists; Biography

  • Newtonby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.95

    When Newton was not yet twenty-five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a telescope to study the movement of the planets and published Principia , a milestone in the history of science, which set forth his famous laws... more...

  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the... more...

  • The Legacy of Alladi Ramakrishnan in the Mathematical Sciencesby Krishnaswami Alladi; John R. Klauder; Calyampudi R. Rao

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 229.00

    In the spirit of Alladi Ramakrishnan?s profound interest and contributions to three fields of science ? Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics ? this volume contains invited surveys and research articles from prominent members of these communities who also knew Ramakrishnan personally and greatly respected his influence in these areas of science. more...

  • Cobalt Bluesby Peter R. Almond

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 99.00

    This book describes the development of the first cobalt-60 unit, used in radiation treatments for cancer, and the man behind it, Leonard Grimmett. It tells the story of the development of one of the world's largest cancer centers and medical physics programs. 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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • Gaseous Matterby Joseph A Angelo

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    aseous Matter focuses on the many important discoveries that led to the scientific interpretation of matter in the gaseous state. This new, full-color resource describes the basic characteristics and properties of several important gases, including air, hydrogen, helium, oxygen, and nitrogen. The nature and scope of the science of fluids is discussed... more...

  • The Pauli-Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Todayby Harald Atmanspacher; Christopher A. Fuchs

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 23.99

    Related to the key areas of Pauli's and Jung's joint interests, the book covers overlapping issues from the perspectives of physics, philosophy, and psychology. Of primary significance are epistemological questions connected to issues such as realism, measurement, observation, consciousness, and the unconscious. The contributions assess the... more...

  • Optical Polarization of Moleculesby Marcis Auzinsh; Ruvin Ferber

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

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

  • Fundamentals of Gas Dynamicsby V. Babu

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition isa comprehensively updated new edition and now includes a chapter on the gas dynamics of steam. It covers the fundamental concepts and governing equations of different flows, and includes end of chapter exercises based on the practical applications. A number of useful tables on the thermodynamic properties... more...