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  • Mad about Physicsby Christopher Jargodzki; Franklin Potter

    Wiley 2002; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic? Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighs more-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science experts Christopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through the curiosities of physics... more...

  • Sports Scienceby Jim Wiese

    Wiley 2002; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.99

    Dive headfirst into the science behind sports----and come up a winner! * Have you ever wondered if there's a secret to stopping a soccer ball, why ice skates have metal blades, or how a boat can sail into the wind? * Would you like to learn to balance like a gymnast, how to improve your free-throw ability, or how to swim like a shark? * Are you... more...

  • Frontiersby Steve Adams

    CRC Press 1999; US$ 79.95

    The revolution in twentieth century physics has changed the way we think about space, time and matter and our own place in the universe. It has offered answers to many of the big questions of existence, such as the ultimate nature of things and the how the universe came into being. It has undermined our belief in a Newtonian mechanistic universe and... more...

  • Special Relativityby A.P. French

    CRC Press 1968; US$ 81.95

    The book opens with a description of the smooth transition from Newtonian to Einsteinian behaviour from electrons as their energy is progressively increased, and this leads directly to the relativistic expressions for mass, momentum and energy of a particle. more...

  • Brief History of Light, And Those That Lit The Wayby R J Weiss

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 26.00 US$ 23.66

    From Leonardo to Oppenheimer, from candles to lasers, from cave drawings to cinema, from Stonehenge to quantum mechanics, from Genesis to the Big Bang, light has filled our thoughts, our way of life, our aesthetics, our technology, and our means for survival. Richard Weiss leads us along these paths over the past 500 light years. The way is lit by... more...

  • Physics Over Easyby L V Azaroff

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 21.00 US$ 19.11

    In easy-to-follow conversational language, this book reveals the mysteries of physics and tells about the physicists who made it possible, from the discovery of the laws of gravity by Isaac Newton and the construction of the first electric battery by Alessandro Volta, to the present century's development of solid-state electronics, nuclear arms and... more...

  • Inorganic Phosphorsby William M. Yen; Marvin J. Weber

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 243.00

    Inorganic Phosphors: Compositions, Preparation and Optical Properties addresses practical and theoretical aspects of inorganic phosphors used in lighting and display applications. Authors Yen and Weber present the synthesis of phosphors in a ...cookbook... style that features nearly 300 ...recipes... using the most up-to-date guidelines and methods.... more...

  • Scattering of Electromagnetic Wavesby Leung Tsang; Jin Au Kong; Kung-Hau Ding; Chi On Ao

    Wiley 2004; US$ 194.00 US$ 174.60

    A timely and authoritative guide to the state of the art of wave scattering Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves offers in three volumes a complete and up-to-date treatment of wave scattering by random discrete scatterers and rough surfaces. Written by leading scientists who have made important contributions to wave scattering over three decades,... more...

  • Nonlinear Opticsby Partha P. Banerjee

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 243.00

    Nonlinear Optics probes in great depth quadratic and cubic nonlinearities, photorefractive nonlinear optics, the nonlinear optical properties of nematic liquid crystals, and photonic bandgap structures. This reference places core physical principles and theoretical concepts in dialogue with contemporary applications and research and presents the... more...

  • Handbook of Nonlinear Opticsby Richard L. Sutherland

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 319.00

    Examining classic theories, experimental methods, and practical formulas for exploration of the core topics in nonlinear optics, the second edition of this acclaimed text was extensively revised to reflect recent advances in the analysis and modification of material properties for application in frequency conversion, optical switching and limiting,... more...