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Flexoelectricity in Liquid Crystals: Theory, Experiments and Applications

by Ágnes Buka & Nándor Éber

The book intends to give a state-of-the-art overview of flexoelectricity, a linear physical coupling between mechanical (orientational) deformations and electric polarization, which is specific to systems with...


Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems: From Glasses to Evolution

by Paolo Sibani & Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen

Dynamical evolution over long time scales is a prominent feature of all the systems we intuitively think of as complex — for example, ecosystems, the brain or the economy. In physics, the term ageing is used...


The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


Multiscale and Multiresolution Approaches in Turbulence: LES, DES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods: Applications and Guidelines

by MARC TERRACOL & PIERRE SAGAUT

The book aims to provide the reader with an updated general presentation of multiscale/multiresolution approaches in turbulent flow simulations. All modern approaches (LES, hybrid RANS/LES, DES, SAS) are discussed...


A Mathematical Approach to Multilevel, Multiscale Health Interventions: Pharmaceutical Industry Decline and Policy Response

by DEBORAH WALLACE & RODRICK WALLACE

This book, based on published studies, takes a unique perspective on the 30-year collapse of pharmaceutical industry productivity in the search for small molecule “magic bullet” interventions. The relentless...


High-Order Harmonic Generation in Laser Plasma Plumes

by Rashid Ganeev

This book represents the first comprehensive treatment of high-order harmonic generation in laser-produced plumes, covering the principles, past and present experimental status and important applications. It...


Thermodynamics

by Patrick Jacobs

This textbook on thermodynamics is intended primarily for honours and B. Sc students majoring in physical chemistry. However, students of physics, engineering and biochemistry will also find the book relevant...


Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications â¿¿ Joint Publication with the American Society of Agronom

by Daniel Hillel & Cynthia Rosenzweig

Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods...


Catalysis by Ceria and Related Materials

by PAOLO FORNASIERO & ALESSANDRO TROVARELLI

This book follows the 2002 edition of Catalysis by Ceria and Related Materials, which was the first book entirely devoted to ceria and its catalytic properties. In the ten years since the first edition a massive...


Estrogen Action, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators and Women's Health: Progress and Promise

by V CRAIG JORDAN

This volume presents the evolution of the authors' ideas about estrogen action and its modulation by a new group of drugs called SERMs (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators). The pioneering SERMs — tamoxifen...


Introduction to the Fractional Calculus of Variations

by Agnieszka B Malinowska & Delfim F M Torres

This invaluable book provides a broad introduction to the fascinating and beautiful subject of Fractional Calculus of Variations (FCV). In 1996, FVC evolved in order to better describe non-conservative systems...


Beating the Odds: The Life and Times of E A Milne

by MEG WESTON-SMITH

E A Milne was one of the giants of 20th century astrophysics and cosmology. His bold ideas, underpinned by his Christianity, sparked controversy — he believed two time scales operate in the universe.

Struggling...


Chemistry in Theatre: Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both

by Carl Djerassi

This book examines the questions “What can science do for the theatre?” and “What can the theatre do for science?” which raise challenges for both theatre professionals and scientists. Unusually, this...


Time, Space, Stars and Man: The Story of the Big Bang

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

The three greatest scientific mysteries, which remain poorly understood, are the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the development of consciousness. This book describes the processes preceding the...


Simulation-Driven Design Optimization and Modeling for Microwave Engineering

by QI-JUN ZHANG & Xin-She Yang

Computer-aided full-wave electromagnetic (EM) analysis has been used in microwave engineering for the past decade. Initially, its main application area was design verification. Today, EM-simulation-driven optimization...


The Quantum Adventure: Does God Play Dice?

by ANN BRESLIN & ALEX MONTWILL

Quantum theory revolutionized physics at the beginning of the last century. Einstein was one of its originators, but as the implications of the theory emerged, he began to have doubts. Are the most basic physical...


Option Pricing in Incomplete Markets: Modeling Based on Geometric Lévy Processes and Minimal Entropy Martingale Measures

by YOSHIO MIYAHARA

This volume offers the reader practical methods to compute the option prices in the incomplete asset markets. The [GLP & MEMM] pricing models are clearly introduced, and the properties of these models are discussed...


Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom: An Introduction to Bionanotechnology

by EHUD GAZIT & ANNA MITRAKI

This expanded and updated edition of the 2007 version introduces readers from various backgrounds to the rapidly growing interface between biology and nanotechnology. It intellectually integrates concepts, applications,...


Introduction to Stochastic Calculus with Applications: 2nd Edition

by Fima C Klebaner

This book presents a concise treatment of stochastic calculus and its applications. It gives a simple but rigorous treatment of the subject including a range of advanced topics, it is useful for practitioners...


Biocatalysis: Biochemical Fundamentals and Applications

by Peter Grunwald

The book covers the fundamentals of the field of biocatalysis that are not treated in such detail (or even not at all) in existing biocatalysis books or biochemistry textbooks. It of course does not substitute...