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Mendeleev on the Periodic Law: Selected Writings, 1869 - 1905

by Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev & William B. Jensen

This is the first English-language collection of Mendeleev's most important writings on the subject, consisting of 13 essays and offering a history of the law's development by its own founder.


by John C. Slater & Nathaniel H. Frank

A basic introduction to electromagnetism, supplying the fundamentals of electrostatics and magnetostatics, in addition to a thorough investigation of electromagnetic theory. Numerous problems and references....

Foundations of Laser Spectroscopy

by Stig Stenholm

A simple presentation of the theoretical foundations of steady-state laser spectroscopy, this text helps students to apply theory to calculations with a systematic series of examples and exercises. 1984 edition....

First-Order Partial Differential Equations, Vol. 2

by Hyun-Ku Rhee, Rutherford Aris & Neal R. Amundson

Second volume of a highly regarded 2-volume set, fully usable on its own, examines physical systems that can usefully be modeled by equations of the first order. Exercises at the end of most chapters, 1989 edition....

Hill's Equation

by Wilhelm Magnus & Stanley Winkler

This two-part treatment explains basic theory and details, including oscillatory solutions, intervals of stability and instability, discriminants, and coexistence. Particular attention to stability problems...

Elementary Matrix Theory

by Howard Eves

Concrete treatment of fundamental concepts and operations, equivalence, determinants, matrices with polynomial elements, and similarity and congruence. Each chapter has many excellent problems and optional related...

From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.

Molecular Collision Theory

by M. S. Child

This high-level monograph offers an excellent introduction to the theory required for interpretation of an increasingly sophisticated range of molecular scattering experiments. There are five helpful appendixes...

1001 Questions Answered About: Earthquakes, Avalanches, Floods and Other Natural Disasters

by Barbara Tufty

Answers 1001 questions about natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line...

The Chemical Philosophy

by Allen G. Debus

Illustrated record of major interests of Paracelsus and other 16th-century chemical philosophers covers chemistry and nature in the Renaissance, Paracelsian debates, theories of Fludd, and other fascinating...

Spins in Chemistry

by Roy McWeeny

Profile of evolution of the "spin" concept from its role in quantum mechanics to its assimilation into the field of chemistry examines spin and valence, spin Hamiltonians, more. 1970 edition.

Methods of Thermodynamics

by Howard Reiss

Outstanding text focuses on physical technique of thermodynamics, typical problems, and significance and use of thermodynamic potential. Mathematical apparatus, first law of thermodynamics, second law and entropy,...

Stability Theory of Differential Equations

by Richard Bellman

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text introduces the stability theory and asymptotic behavior of solutions of linear and nonlinear differential equations. 1953 edition.

Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....

Philosophic Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

by Hans Reichenbach

Noted philosopher offers a philosophical interpretation of quantum physics that reviews the basics of quantum mechanics and outlines their mathematical methods, blending philosophical ideas and mathematical...

The Nature of Visual Illusion

by Mark Fineman

Fascinating, profusely illustrated study explores the psychology and physiology of vision, including light and color, motion receptors, the illusion of movement, much more. Over 100 illustrations.


by Robert William Soutas-Little

A comprehensive survey of the methods and theories of linear elasticity, this three-part introductory treatment covers general theory, two-dimensional elasticity, and three-dimensional elasticity. Ideal text...

The Mathematics of Games of Strategy

by Melvin Dresher

This text offers an exceptionally clear presentation of the mathematical theory of games of strategy and its applications to many fields including economics, military, business, and operations research.

Playing with Infinity

by Rózsa Péter

Popular account ranges from counting to mathematical logic and covers many concepts related to infinity: graphic representation of functions; pairings, other combinations; prime numbers; logarithms, circular...

Differential Topology: First Steps

by Andrew H. Wallace

Keeping mathematical prerequisites to a minimum, this undergraduate-level text stimulates students' intuitive understanding of topology while avoiding the more difficult subtleties and technicalities. 1968 edition....