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A Short Course on Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

by Asis Kumar Chaudhuri

This text introduces the subject of relativistic high-energy heavy-ion collisions and in particular, the subject of the quark?gluon plasma (QGP). Starting with a conceptual basis for QGP formation in heavy-ion...


Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has...


Principles and Applications of Fourier Optics

by Robert K Tyson

Fourier optics, being a staple of optical design and analysis for over 50 years, has produced many new applications in recent years. In this text, Bob Tyson presents the fundamentals of Fourier optics with sufficient...


Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Quantum information and wavepackets

by Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Joel Yuen-Zhou, Jacob J Krich & Ivan Kassal et al.

The applications of nonlinear ultrafast spectroscopy are numerous and widespread, and it is an established and indispensable technique for revealing ultrafast processes in modern material, chemical and biochemical...


Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics

by J. Willard Gibbs

Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell,...


CERN: How We Found the Higgs Boson

by Michael Krause

This informative and entertaining book provides a broad look at the fascinating history of CERN, and the physicists working in different areas at CERN who were active in the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Profound...


The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter

by Joseph P. Farrell

The alchemical roots of unusual scientific discoveries made by the American and Nazi space programs.


Lectures on Classical Electrodynamics

by Berthold-Georg Englert

These lecture notes cover classical electrodynamics at the level of advanced undergraduates or postgraduates. There is a strong emphasis on the general features of the electromagnetic field and, in particular,...


Mind and Reality: The Space-Time Window

by Wolfram Schommers

The relationship between mind and reality is usually perceived as an event that takes place in reality and producing simultaneously an internal image in the mind. So it takes place twice, so to speak, and there...


The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

by Michael Woolfson

This fully-updated second edition remains the only truly detailed exploration of the origins of our Solar System, written by an authority in the field. Unlike other authors, Michael Woolfson focuses on the formation...


Computational Methods for Two-Phase Flow and Particle Transport

by Wen Ho Lee

This book describes mathematical formulations and computational methods for solving two-phase flow problems with a computer code that calculates thermal hydraulic problems related to light water and fast breeder...


The Korepin Festschrift: From Statistical Mechanics to Quantum Information Science: A Collection of Articles Written in Honor of the 60th Birthday of

by Leong Chuan Kwek, Simone Severini & Haibin Su

This volume mainly summarizes the invited talks presented at the 5th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Quantum Information Science (APWQIS) in conjunction with a Festschrift in honor of Professor Vladimir Korepin's 60th...


The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management

by Water Environment Federation

The Energy Roadmap will serve as a guide for utilities of all sizes on the path to sustainable energy management. In it you will explore innovative approaches to cost-effectively recover and reuse resources...


Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators

by Andrew Sessler & Edmund Wilson

The first edition of Engines of Discovery celebrated in words, images and anecdotes the accelerators and their constructors that culminated in the discovery of the Higgs boson. But even before the Higgs was...


Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clusters: A Comparative Study of Energy Use, Production/Environmental Ecology, and Kiln Development in Arita, Hong Kong,

by Tai Wei Lim

This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four...


Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

by Jean Louis Bobin

The book is a presentation of the basic principles and main achievements in the field of nuclear fusion. It encompasses both magnetic and inertial confinements plus a few exotic mechanisms for nuclear fusion....


Fundamental Principles of Classical Mechanics: A Geometrical Perspective

by Kai S Lam

This book is written with the belief that classical mechanics, as a theoretical discipline, possesses an inherent beauty, depth, and richness that far transcends its immediate applications in mechanical systems....


Basic Chemical Thermodynamics

by E Brian Smith

This widely acclaimed text, now in its sixth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium...


Quantum Mechanics with Applications

by George B Beard, David B Beard & Kevin B Beard

This introductory text emphasizes Feynman's development of path integrals and its application to wave theory for particles. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of physics, the well-written, clear,...


Rational Mechanics: The Classic Notre Dame Course

by R. Catesby Taliaferro, T. Banchoff, A. Hahn & F. Crosson

Developed from a classic undergraduate course on the study of the motion of bodies, this volume stresses the history of science as well as relevant physics and mathematics. R. Catesby Taliaferro developed a...