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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...


by Robert Goddard

Two of the most significant publications in the history of rocketry and jet propulsion: "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" (1919) and "Liquid Propellant Rocket Development" (1936). 96 black-and-white illustrations....

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....

A History of Mechanics

by René|| Dugas

Monumental study traces the history of mechanical principles chronologically from antiquity through the early 20th century. Contributions of ancient Greeks, Leonardo, Galileo, Kepler, Lagrange, others. 116 illustrations....

Applications of Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics

by M. I. Petrashen & J. L. Trifonov

This advanced text explores the theory of groups and their matrix representations. The main focus rests upon point and space groups, with applications to electronic and vibrational states. 1969 edition.

The Theory of Heat Radiation

by Max Planck

Nobel laureate's classic exposition of the theory of radiant heat in terms of quantum action. Kirchoff's law, black radiation, Maxwell's radiation pressure, entropy, other topics. 1914 edition. Bibliography....

The Chemical History of a Candle

by Michael Faraday

This highly readable text by a famous inventor explores the components and weight of the atmosphere; capillary attraction; carbon content in oxygen and living bodies; and much more. Numerous illustrations.

Celestial Harvest: 300-Plus Showpieces of the Heavens for Telescope Viewing and Contemplation

by James Mullaney

Useful guide tells where to look for planets in Earth's solar system, as well as asteroids such as Ceres and Juno, open star clusters, diffuse nebulas, supernova remnants, spiral galaxies, and other phenomena....