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Relativity in Illustrations

by Jacob T. Schwartz

Clear, nontechnical treatment makes principles of relativity more accessible than ever. The author gradually introduces Einstein's ideas in terms of familiar concepts from high school-level geometry. More than...


Soap Bubbles: Their Colors and Forces Which Mold Them

by C. V. Boys

Excellent primer and classic treatment employs simple experiments to establish a practical basis for the existence and function of surface tension and energy minimization. 83 illustrations. 1911 edition.


The Creation of the Universe

by George Gamow

Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.


The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science

by E. A. Burtt

Classic in the philosophy of science offers a fascinating analysis of the works of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Gilbert, Boyle, and Newton, tracing their influence on contemporary scientific...


The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

by Charles Darwin

Highly readable 1872 study by the great naturalist examines how people and animals display fear, anger, and pleasure. Abounding in anecdotes and quotations, it continues to inspire contemporary research. 21...


1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances

by Gardner D. Hiscox

A fascinating compendium of early-20th-century mechanical devices, this expansive work ranges from basic levers to complex machinery. More than 1,800 engravings include simple illustrations and detailed cross-sections....


Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

by Gardner D. Hiscox

This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied...


Diophantine Approximations

by Ivan Niven

This self-contained treatment covers approximation of irrationals by rationals, product of linear forms, multiples of an irrational number, approximation of complex numbers, and product of complex linear forms....


Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics and Engineering

by Albert T. Fromhold

For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students: an introduction to the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, emphasizing aspects essential to an understanding of solid-state theory. Numerous problems (and...


507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices

by Henry T. Brown

This 1868 collection features simplified illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and other machines. Captioned drawings depict the movements of each...


Basic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised Edition

by Naval Education

Thorough coverage of theory and applications of optics examines optical glass, light, elements of mirrors, prisms and lenses, construction of instruments, maintenance and more. Extensive appendixes include glossary,...


Fundamentals of Scientific Mathematics

by George E. Owen

Offering undergraduates a solid mathematical background (and functioning equally well for independent study), this rewarding, beautifully illustrated text covers geometry and matrices, vector algebra, analytic...


Mathematics for Operations Research

by W. H. Marlow

Effective procedures for mathematical tasks in many fields: resolving linear independence, finding null spaces and factors of matrices; differentiating vectors and matrices by chain rule, many more. Techniques...


The Gentle Art of Mathematics

by Dan Pedoe

Mathematical games, probability, the question of infinity, topology, how the laws of algebra work, problems of irrational numbers, and more. 42 figures.


Einstein's Essays in Science

by Albert Einstein & Alan Harris

Speeches and essays in accessible, everyday language profile influential physicists such as Niels Bohr and Isaac Newton. They also explore areas of physics to which the author made major contributions.


What Is Relativity?

by L. D. Landau & G. B. Rumer

Written by a Nobel Prize physicist and his colleague, this compelling book uses familiar objects (trains, rulers, clocks) to illuminate the more subtle aspects of relativity. 23 illustrations. 1959 edition.


De Magnete

by William Gilbert

From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science....


Elements of Partial Differential Equations

by Ian N. Sneddon

This text features numerous worked examples in its presentation of elements from the theory of partial differential equations, emphasizing forms suitable for solving equations. Solutions to odd-numbered problems...


Microwave Spectroscopy

by C. H. Townes & A.L. Schawlow

Two Nobel Laureates present a systematic, comprehensive account of the theory, techniques, experimental data, and interpretation involved in the study of microwave spectroscopy. Ideal as reference or text. 1955...


Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture

by Samuel Colman

A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and art, this well-illustrated volume features natural organisms and artistic creations in a mathematical study of their constructive principles....