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Physicists; Biography

  • Men of Physics Benjamin Thompson ? Count Rumfordby Sanborn C. Brown

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Men of Physics: Benjamin Thompson ? Count Rumford: Count Rumford on the Nature of Heat covers the significant contributions of Count Rumford in the fields of physics. Count Rumford was born with the name Benjamin Thompson on March 23, 1753, in Woburn, Massachusetts. This book is composed of two parts encompassing 11 chapters, and begins with a... more...

  • Vacuum Technology Transactionsby C. Robert Meissner

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Vacuum Technology Transactions covers the proceedings of the Sixth National Symposium on Vacuum Technology Transactions, held in Philadelphia on October 7-9, 1959, sponsored by the American Vacuum Society. This book is organized into eight parts encompassing 57 chapters. The opening part deals with the important role of spectroscopic studies in vacuum... more...

  • Unsteady Motion of Continuous Mediaby K. P. Stanyukovich

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Unsteady Motion of Continuous Media covers the technical applications in the study of rapidly occurring processes in unsteady motion of continuous media. This 15-chapter text focuses on the detonation and explosion processes. The introductory chapters review the mathematical and thermodynamic methods of gas dynamics, as well as the fundamental equations... more...

  • Einstein and the Quantumby A. Douglas Stone

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now... more...

  • The Quotable Feynmanby Richard P. Feynman; Michelle Feynman; Brian Cox; Yo-Yo Ma

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    "Some people say, ?How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."?Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize?winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918?88) was that rarest of creatures?a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone... more...

  • Breathing Spaceby Mark Everard

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 33.95

    Everard's work represents the long overdue incorporation of air into our wider understanding of ecosystems, and argues persuasively for the need for governments to recognise the importance of air as a resource. more...

  • The Man Who Changed Everythingby Basil Mahon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 15.95 US$ 11.17

    This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century ? and his discoveries... more...

  • Asymptotic Perturbation Theory of Wavesby Lev Ostrovsky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book is an introduction to the perturbation theory for linear and nonlinear waves in dispersive and dissipative media. The main focus is on the direct asymptotic method which is based on the asymptotic expansion of the solution in series of one or more small parameters and demanding finiteness of the perturbations; this results in slow variation... 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...

  • Recent Developments in Cavitation Mechanismsby Seiichi Washio

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00

    How does cavitation start? Presently, the nucleus theory provides the answer to this fundamental question. However the idea of nuclei contains inaccuracies that cannot be rationalized. Recent Developments in Cavitation Mechanisms discusses the uncertainties surrounding the nucleus theory, and proposes another theory of cavitation mechanism. Characteristically,... more...