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How Dangerous Is Lightning?

by Christian Bouquegneau & Vladimir Rakov

This highly readable survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient myth to modern times. Topics include sources of lightning, physical effects, protection of structures and power lines, and current...


Symmetry: An Introduction to Group Theory and Its Applications

by Roy McWeeny

Well-organized volume develops ideas of group and representation theory in progressive fashion. Emphasis on finite groups describing symmetry of regular polyhedra and of repeating patterns, plus geometric illustrations....


Classical Dynamics

by Donald T. Greenwood

Graduate-level text provides strong background in more abstract areas of dynamical theory. Hamilton's equations, d'Alembert's principle, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, other topics. Problems and references. 1977 edition....


Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

by A. Ya. Khinchin

Phase space, ergodic problems, central limit theorem, dispersion and distribution of sum functions. Chapters include Geometry and Kinematics of the Phase Space; Reduction to the Problem of the Theory of Probability;...


Advanced Strength of Materials

by J. P. Den Hartog

Four decades ago, J.P. Den Hartog, then Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote Strength of Materials, an elementary text that still enjoys great popularity in engineering...


Optical Processes in Semiconductors

by Jacques I. Pankove

Comprehensive text and reference covers all phenomena involving light in semiconductors, emphasizing modern applications in semiconductor lasers, electroluminescence, photodetectors, photoconductors, photoemitters,...


Physics of Electric Propulsion

by Robert G. Jahn

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text develops the concepts of electrical acceleration of gases for propulsion, from primary physical principles to realistic space thruster designs....


Late Victorian Interiors and Interior Details

by William B. Tuthill

This reprint of an 1882 publication features 52 plates of original designs by the author and other architects. Images include fireplaces, staircases, windows, parlors, libraries, and other interiors of residences,...


The Philosophy of Set Theory: An Historical Introduction to Cantor's Paradise

by Mary Tiles

Beginning with perspectives on the finite universe and classes and Aristotelian logic, the author examines permutations, combinations, and infinite cardinalities; numbering the continuum; Cantor's transfinite...


From Geometry to Topology

by H. Graham Flegg

Introductory text for first-year math students uses intuitive approach, bridges the gap from familiar concepts of geometry to topology. Exercises and Problems. Includes 101 black-and-white illustrations. 1974...


Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction

by David Colton

This text offers students in mathematics, engineering, and the applied sciences a solid foundation for advanced studies in mathematics. Features coverage of integral equations and basic scattering theory. Includes...


Methods of Applied Mathematics

by Francis B. Hildebrand

Offering a number of mathematical facts and techniques not commonly treated in courses in advanced calculus, this book explores linear algebraic equations, quadratic and Hermitian forms, the calculus of variations,...


The Bungalow Book: Floor Plans and Photos of 112 Houses, 1910

by Henry L. Wilson

Here are 112 of the most popular and economic blueprints of the early 20th century — plus an illustration or photograph of each completed house. A wonderful time capsule that still offers a wealth of valuable...


Introduction to Stochastic Control Theory

by Karl J. Åström

Exploration of stochastic control theory in terms of analysis, parametric optimization, and optimal stochastic control. Limited to linear systems with quadratic criteria; covers discrete time and continuous...


Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry: Second Edition

by Dirk J. Struik

Excellent brief introduction presents fundamental theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Topics include curves, theory of surfaces, fundamental equations, envelopes, more. Many...


Introduction to Logic

by Patrick Suppes

Part I of this coherent, well-organized text deals with formal principles of inference and definition. Part II explores elementary intuitive set theory, with separate chapters on sets, relations, and functions....


The Philosophy of Space and Time

by Hans Reichenbach

A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other...


Analysis of Numerical Methods

by Eugene Isaacson & Herbert Bishop Keller

This excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students covers norms, numerical solutions of linear systems and matrix factoring, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, polynomial approximation, and more....


Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes

by Bryan Bunch

Stimulating, thought-provoking analysis of the most interesting intellectual inconsistencies in mathematics, physics, and language, including being led astray by algebra (De Morgan's paradox). 1982 edition.


Lie Groups for Pedestrians

by Harry J. Lipkin

This book shows how well-known methods of angular momentum algebra can be extended to treat other Lie groups. Chapters cover isospin, the three-dimensional harmonic oscillator, Young diagrams, more. 1966 edition....