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  • Twisted Photonsby Juan P. Torres; Lluis Torner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 200.95

    This book deals with applications in several areas of science and technology that make use of light which carries orbital angular momentum. In most practical scenarios, the angular momentum can be decomposed into two independent contributions: the spin angular momentum and the orbital angular momentum. The orbital contribution affords a fundamentally... more...

  • String Theory in a Nutshellby Elias Kiritsis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    This book is the essential new introduction to modern string theory, by one of the world's authorities on the subject. Concise, clearly presented, and up-to-date, String Theory in a Nutshell brings together the best understood and most important aspects of a theory that has been evolving since the early 1980s. A core model of physics that substitutes... more...

  • Gauging What's Realby Richard Healey

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    Gauge theories have provided our most successful representations of the fundamental forces of nature. How, though, do such representations work? Interpretations of gauge theory aim to answer this question. Through understanding how a gauge theory's representations work, we are able to say what kind of world our gauge theories reveal to us.A gauge... more...

  • Understand Physics: Teach Yourselfby Jim Breithaupt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.27

    Understand Physics gives you a solid understanding of the key skills and ideas that run through the subject. You will explore the important concepts of force and motion, electricity, light, molecules, matter and space and discover the frontiers of physics. With numerous questions, answers and worked examples throughout, you will feel confident in... more...

  • Understanding Physics: Flashby Jim Breithaupt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 6.63

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Physics is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all the basics, from atoms and molecules to forces, energy and quantum theory.... more...

  • Neutron Physics for Nuclear Reactorsby S. Esposito; O. Pisanti

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 153.00

    This unique volume gives an accurate and very detailed description of the functioning and operation of basic nuclear reactors, as emerging from yet unpublished papers by Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi. In the first part, the entire course of lectures on Neutron Physics delivered by Fermi at Los Alamos is reported, according to the version made by Anthony... more...

  • Optical Processes in Microparticles and Nanostructuresby Ali Serpenguzel; Andrew W. Poon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 193.00

    This Festschrift is a tribute to the eminent scholar, Professor Richard Kounai Chang, on his retirement from Yale University on June 12, 2008. During his over four decades of scientific exploration, Professor Chang has made a lasting contribution to the development of linear and nonlinear optics and devices in confined geometries, of surface second-harmonic... more...

  • Understanding Soft Condensed Matter Via Modeling and Computationby Wenbing Hu; An-Chang Shi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 163.00

    All living organisms consist of soft matter. For this reason alone, it is important to be able to understand and predict the structural and dynamical properties of soft materials such as polymers, surfactants, colloids, granular matter and liquids crystals. To achieve a better understanding of soft matter, three different approaches have to be integrated:... more...

  • Crossing the Boundariesby Marco Peloso; Arkady Vainshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 249.00

    This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop Crossing the Boundaries: Gauge Dynamics at Strong Coupling, hosted by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota, May 14 - 17, 2009. The workshop honored the 60th birthday of Professor Misha Shifman and his outstanding achievements in the field of gauge dynamics.... more...

  • 50 Years of Anderson Localizationby Elihu Abrahams

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00

    In his groundbreaking paper Absence of diffusion in certain random lattices (1958), Philip W. Anderson originated, described and developed the physical principles underlying the phenomenon of the localization of quantum objects due to disorder. Anderson's 1977 Nobel Prize citation featured that paper, which was fundamental for many subsequent developments... more...