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Thermodynamics

  • Quantum Field Theory Iby E. B. Manoukian

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 74.00

    This textbook covers a broad spectrum of developments in QFT, emphasizing those aspects that are now well consolidated and for which satisfactory theoretical descriptions have been provided. The book is unique in that it offers a new approach to the subject and explores many topics merely touched upon, if covered at all, in standard reference works.... more...

  • Energy Return on Investmentby Charles A.S. Hall

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This authoritative but highly accessible book presents the reader with a powerful framework for understanding the critical role of the energy return on investment (EROI) in the survival and well-being of individuals, ecosystems, businesses, economies and nations. Growth and development are fundamental and ubiquitous processes at all scales, from individuals... more...

  • The Notion of Activity in Chemistryby Jean-Louis Burgot

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 137.44

    This book provides deep insight into the physical quantity known as chemical activity. The author probes deep into classical thermodynamics in Part I, and then into statistical thermodynamics in Part II, to provide the necessary background. The treatment has been streamlined by placing some background material in appendices. Chemical... more...

  • An Introduction to Complex Systemsby Paul Fieguth

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This undergraduate text explores a variety of large-scale phenomena - global warming, ice ages, water, poverty - and uses these case studies as a motivation to explore nonlinear dynamics, power-law statistics, and complex systems. Although the detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being... more...

  • Intelligence in Energyby Gülgün Kayakutlu; Eunika Mercier-Laurent

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 150.00

    Intelligence in Energy reviews the past, present, and future of energy use through the ?Intelligence View.' The authors explore the changing techniques for reducing energy consumption?from the end of the twentieth century to the present day. The book explores the new approaches in industrial usage, artificial intelligence, forecasting, and a green... more...

  • Theory of Gravitational Interactionsby Maurizio Gasperini

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 52.85

    This up-to-date, self-contained review of the theory of gravitational interactions presents a traditional introduction, then discuss analogies and differences between a geometric theory of gravity and the gauge theories of the other fundamental interactions. more...

  • Thermal Stress Analysis of Composite Beams, Plates and Shellsby Erasmo Carrera; Fiorenzo A. Fazzolari; Maria Cinefra

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 170.00

    Thermal Stress Analysis of Composite Beams, Plates and Shells: Computational Modelling and Applications presents classic and advanced thermal stress topics in a cutting-edge review of this critical area, tackling subjects that have little coverage in existing resources. It includes discussions of complex problems, such as multi-layered cases using... more...

  • Classical Thermodynamics of Fluid Systemsby Juan H. Vera; Grazyna Wilczek-Vera

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 159.95

    This text explores the connections between different thermodynamic subjects related to fluid systems. Emphasis is placed on the clarification of concepts by returning to the conceptual foundation of thermodynamics and special effort is directed to the use of a simple nomenclature and algebra. The book presents the structural elements of classical... more...

  • Tunnel Fire Testing and Modelingby Fabio Borghetti; Marco Derudi; Paolo Gandini; Alessio Frassoldati; Silvia Tavelli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book aims to cast light on all aspects of tunnel fires, based on experimental activities and theoretical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses. In particular, the authors describe a transient full-scale fire test (~15 MW), explaining how they designed and performed the experimental activity inside the Morgex North tunnel in Italy. The... more...

  • The Structure and Dynamics of Citiesby Marc Barthelemy

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 76.00

    Presents a modern and interdisciplinary perspective on cities that combines new data with tools from statistical physics and urban economics. more...