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Classical Mechanics: 2nd Edition

by H.C. Corben & Philip Stehle

Applications not usually taught in physics courses include theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, much...


Fourier Series and Orthogonal Functions

by Harry F. Davis

An incisive text combining theory and practical example to introduce Fourier series, orthogonal functions and applications of the Fourier method to boundary-value problems. Includes 570 exercises. Answers and...


Detonation: Theory and Experiment

by Wildon Fickett & William C. Davis

Comprehensive review of detonation explores the "simple theory" and experimental tests of the theory; flow in a reactive medium; steady detonation; the nonsteady solution; and the structure of the detonation...


An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

by Forest Ray Moulton

Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers....


Dynamic Probabilistic Systems, Volume I: Markov Models

by Ronald A. Howard

An integrated work in two volumes, this text teaches readers to formulate, analyze, and evaluate Markov models. The first volume treats basic process; the second, semi-Markov and decision processes. 1971 edition....


Physics of Waves

by William C. Elmore & Mark A. Heald

Ideal as a classroom text or for individual study, this unique one-volume overview of classical wave theory covers wave phenomena of acoustics, optics, electromagnetic radiations, and more.


Flaws and Fallacies in Statistical Thinking

by Stephen K. Campbell

Nontechnical survey helps improve ability to judge statistical evidence and to make better-informed decisions. Discusses common pitfalls: unrealistic estimates, improper comparisons, premature conclusions, and...


The Theory of Sound, Volume One

by J. W. S. Rayleigh

Volume One covers harmonic vibrations, systems with one degree of freedom, vibrating systems in general, transverse vibrations of strings, longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars, vibrations of membranes...


Group Theory and Its Application to Physical Problems

by Morton Hamermesh

One of the best-written, most skillful expositions of group theory and its physical applications, directed primarily to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, especially quantum physics. With...


Elements of Abstract Algebra

by Allan Clark

Lucid coverage of the major theories of abstract algebra, with helpful illustrations and exercises included throughout. Unabridged, corrected republication of the work originally published 1971. Bibliography....


Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

by Rudolf Rucker

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes...


A First Course in Numerical Analysis: Second Edition

by Anthony Ralston & Philip Rabinowitz

Outstanding text, oriented toward computer solutions, stresses errors in methods and computational efficiency. Problems — some strictly mathematical, others requiring a computer — appear at the end of each...


Plants and Flowers: 1761 Illustrations for Artists and Designers

by Alan E. Bessette & William K. Chapman

One of the finest, most extensive sources of royalty-free illustrations of the world's plants and flowers, chosen for scientific accuracy, artistic style. Common and botanical Latin names specified. 1,761 black-and-white...


Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics

by A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gorkov & I. E. Dzyaloshinski

This comprehensive introduction to the many-body theory was written by three renowned physicists and acclaimed by American Scientist as "a classic text on field theoretic methods in statistical physics."


Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics

by Peter C. Hughes

Comprehensive coverage includes environmental torques, energy dissipation, motion equations for four archetypical systems, orientation parameters, illustrations of key concepts with on-orbit flight data, and...


Galapagos: World's End

by William Beebe

More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild...


Sundials: Their Theory and Construction

by Albert Waugh

A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106...


Stochastic Modeling: Analysis and Simulation

by Barry L. Nelson

Coherent introduction to techniques also offers a guide to the mathematical, numerical, and simulation tools of systems analysis. Includes formulation of models, analysis, and interpretation of results. 1995...


Special Functions & Their Applications

by N. N. Lebedev & Richard R. Silverman

Famous Russian work discusses the application of cylinder functions and spherical harmonics; gamma function; probability integral and related functions; Airy functions; hyper-geometric functions; more. Translated...


Light Scattering by Small Particles

by H. C. van de Hulst

Comprehensive treatment of light-scattering properties of small, independent particles, including a full range of useful approximation methods for researchers in chemistry, meteorology, and astronomy. 46 tables....