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Problems in Quantum Mechanics

by V.I. Kogan, V.M. Galitskiy & Harold Gersch

Written by a pair of distinguished Soviet mathematicians, this compilation presents 160 lucidly expressed problems in quantum mechanics plus completely worked-out solutions. A masterful supplement to advanced...

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

by Craig F. Bohren

Liberally sprinkled with humor, these lessons will fascinate beginning physics students and other readers with chapters titled "On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever" and "Physics on a Manure Heap."

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

by Paul A. M. Dirac

Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics from Nobel Prize–winning quantum pioneer build on idea of visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics.

Mathematics and the Imagination

by Edward Kasner & James Newman

With wit and clarity, the authors progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Their subjects: geometry, plane and fancy; puzzles that made mathematical history; tantalizing paradoxes;...

Dynamic Light Scattering: With Applications to Chemistry, Biology, and Physics

by Bruce J. Berne & Robert Pecora

This comprehensive introduction to principles underlying laser light scattering focuses on time dependence of fluctuations in fluid systems; also serves as introduction to theory of time correlation functions....

Introduction to Topology: Second Edition

by Theodore W. Gamelin & Robert Everist Greene

This text explains nontrivial applications of metric space topology to analysis. Covers metric space, point-set topology, and algebraic topology. Includes exercises, selected answers, and 51 illustrations. 1983...

Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity

by Christos H. Papadimitriou & Kenneth Steiglitz

This graduate-level text considers the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; local...

Speed Mathematics Simplified

by Edward Stoddard

Entertaining, easy-to-follow suggestions for developing greater speed and accuracy in doing mathematical calculations. Surefire methods for multiplying without carrying, mastering fractions, working quickly...

The USSR Olympiad Problem Book: Selected Problems and Theorems of Elementary Mathematics

by D. O. Shklarsky, N. N. Chentzov & I. M. Yaglom

Over 300 challenging problems in algebra, arithmetic, elementary number theory and trigonometry, selected from Mathematical Olympiads held at Moscow University. Only high school math needed. Includes complete...

Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra

by Jacob Klein

Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th-16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. 1968 edition. Bibliography....

Number Words and Number Symbols: A Cultural History of Numbers

by Karl Menninger

Classic study discusses number sequence and number language, then explores written numerals and computations in a wide range of cultures. 282 illustrations. "Superior narrative ability." — Library Journal....

An Illustrated Guide to Linear Programming

by Saul I. Gass

Entertaining, nontechnical introduction covers basic concepts of linear programming and its relationship to operations research; geometric interpretation and problem solving, solution techniques, network problems,...

Counterexamples in Topology

by Lynn Arthur Steen & J. Arthur Seebach

Over 140 examples, preceded by a succinct exposition of general topology and basic terminology. Each example treated as a whole. Numerous problems and exercises correlated with examples. 1978 edition. Bibliography....

Treatise on Thermodynamics

by Max Planck

Great classic, still one of the best introductions to thermodynamics. Fundamentals, first and second principles of thermodynamics, applications to special states of equilibrium, more. Numerous worked examples....

Applied Analysis

by Cornelius Lanczos

Classic work on analysis and design of finite processes for approximating solutions of analytical problems. Features algebraic equations, matrices, harmonic analysis, quadrature methods, and much more.

Theory of Relativity

by W. Pauli

Nobel Laureate's brilliant early treatise on Einstein's theory consists of his original 1921 text plus retrospective comments 35 years later. Concise and comprehensive, it pays special attention to unified field...

Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability

by S. Chandrasekhar

The Nobel Laureate's monumental study surveys hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability as a branch of experimental physics, surveying thermal instability of a layer of fluid heated from below, Benard problem,...

States of Matter

by David L. Goodstein

Overview covers thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; gases, solids, and liquids; perfect gases; electronics in metals; the Bose condensation; and numerous pertinent aspects of phase transitions. 1975 edition....

Differential Topology: An Introduction

by David B. Gauld

This text covers topological spaces and properties, some advanced calculus, differentiable manifolds, orientability, submanifolds and an embedding theorem, tangent spaces, vector fields and integral curves,...

Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume One: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

by Robert Burnham

Volume I of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda to Cetus. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids....