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Brownian Movement and Molecular Reality

by Jean Perrin & F. Soddy

Written by a Nobel Laureate, this classic treatise on molecular dynamics discusses the experimental studies that provided some of the first concrete evidence for the existence of molecules. 1910 edition.


An Introduction to Acoustics

by Robert H. Randall

Undergraduate-level text examines waves in air and in three dimensions, interference patterns and diffraction, and acoustic impedance, as illustrated in the behavior of horns. 1951 edition.


Treatise on Physiological Optics, Volume III

by Hermann von Helmholtz

Volume III examines the perceptions of vision: eye movements; the monocular field of vision; direction of vision; perception of depth; binocular vision; and many other highly important topics.


An Elementary Treatise on Theoretical Mechanics

by Sir James H. Jeans

This concise introduction to mechanics by a renowned scientist emphasizes fundamental physical principles rather than mathematics or applications. Hundreds of fully worked examples and exercises illuminate the...


Theories of Figures of Celestial Bodies

by Wenceslas S. Jardetzky

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text explores exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium and examines problems concerning figures of celestial bodies. 1958...


An Elementary Treatise on Electricity: Second Edition

by James Clerk Maxwell

Maxwell made numerous contributions to science, but his greatest work was devoted to electricity. Here, he describes experiments proving that the electric charge can be measured. 1888 edition.


Readable Relativity

by Clement V. Durell

Concise and practical, this text sketches the mathematical background essential to understanding relativity theory. Each subject is illustrated with diagrams, formulas, and examples, plus exercises and solutions....


Capsule Calculus

by Ira Ritow

This text explores calculus from the engineering viewpoint: differential, integral, and time calculus; equations of motion and their solution; complex variables, algebra, and functions; complex and operational...


An Elementary Survey of Celestial Mechanics

by Y. Ryabov & G. Yankovsky

Accessible classic of gravitation theory and celestial mechanics explains methods used by physicists in studying celestial phenomena, including perturbed motion, satellite technology, planetary rotation, and...


Noise and Fluctuations: An Introduction

by D. K. C. MacDonald

This concise study of random processes offers graduate students and research physicists a survey encompassing both relationship of Brownian movement with statistical mechanics and problem of irreversible processes....


Introduction to Electromagnetic Theory

by George E. Owen

Direct approach covers electrostatics of point charges, distributions of charge, conductors and dielectrics, currents and circuits, Lorentz force and magnetic field, magnetic media, Maxwell equations, more....


Thermoelectricity: An Introduction to the Principles

by D. K. C. MacDonald

Aimed at graduate-level students, this survey concentrates on conduction in solids, mainly metals. It supplies a highly readable history of thermoelectricity and includes an impressive amount of experimental...


Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction to Its Present Usage

by Volker Heine

This text introduces students in physics and chemistry to the three main uses of group theory in quantum mechanics. Quantum theory prerequisite; matrix algebra featured in appendix. 1960 edition.


Mathematical Theory of Compressible Fluid Flow

by Richard von Mises

Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this text covers general theorems, conservation equations, waves, shocks, and nonisentropic flows, with emphasis on the basics, both conceptual and...


The Principle of Relativity with Applications to Physical Science

by Alfred North Whitehead

The distinguished English mathematician, philosopher presents an alternative rendering of the theory of relativity, conceived long after Einstein's original groundbreaking papers; appropriate for upper-level...


General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

by J. Weber

Concise introduction by a pioneer in the investigation of gravitational waves explains the related Riemannian geometry and tensor calculus, conservation laws, and classic experiments. 1961 edition.


Theory of Heat

by James Clerk Maxwell

This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetic theory simply enough to be understood by beginners, yet with enough subtlety to appeal to more advanced readers, too.


Notes on the Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum

by Eugene Feenberg & George Edward Pake

Informative review considers development of fundamental commutation relations for angular momentum components and vector operators. Additional topics include computation and application of matrix elements of...


Advanced Calculus

by H.K Nickerson, D.C. Spencer & N.E. Steenrod

Starting with an abstract treatment of vector spaces and linear transforms, this introduction presents a corresponding theory of integration and concludes with applications to analytic functions of complex variables....


The Principles of Physical Optics: An Historical and Philosophical Treatment

by Ernst Mach

The famous physicist explains early experiments, studies on polarization, the mathematical representation of the properties of light, and refinements and advances in theory. 279 figures. 10 portraits. 1926 edition....