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Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

by Ilya Prigogine Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

Ilya Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This groundbreaking 1962 monograph, written for researchers and graduate students in this field,...


Perturbation Theory and the Nuclear Many Body Problem

by Kailash Kumar Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

This introductory treatment begins with an overview of the basic ideas of perturbation theory, addressing the conditions under which the theory may be set up and the various forms of perturbation expansions....


Operators and Representation Theory

by Palle E.T. Jorgensen Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics and physics, this three-part treatment of operators and representation theory begins with background material on definitions and terminology...


Classical Electromagnetism

by Jerrold Franklin Dover Publications (September 27, 2017)

This text advances from the basic laws of electricity and magnetism to classical electromagnetism in a quantum world. Suitable for first-year graduate students in physics who have taken an undergraduate course...


The Laminar Boundary Layer Equations

by N. Curle Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

A thorough introduction to the study of boundary layer problems in physics and fluid mechanics, this treatment assumes some knowledge of classical inviscid fluid dynamics. The ordered and logical presentation...


Wave Propagation in a Random Medium

by Lev A. Chernov & Richard A. Silverman Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

This monograph by a prominent Russian expert was a ground-breaking contribution to the literature on the theory of wave propagation in randomly inhomogeneous media. Since the publication of the first English...


Statistical Physics

by Bernard H. Lavenda Dover Publications (August 01, 2016)

Suitable for graduate students in chemical physics, statistical physics, and physical chemistry, this text develops an innovative, probabilistic approach to statistical mechanics. The treatment employs Gauss's...


Mathematical Aspects of Subsonic and Transonic Gas Dynamics

by Lipman Bers Dover Publications (October 05, 2016)

This concise volume by a prominent mathematician offers an important survey of mathematical aspects of the theory of compressible fluids. The treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students...


Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

by Edward B. McLeod, Jr. Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

Concise, unified, and logical, this introduction to the study of the basic principles of fluid dynamics emphasizes the statement of problems in mathematical language. In addition to its value as a reference...


Gauge Field Theories: Spin One and Spin Two

by Gunter Scharf Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

One of the main problems of theoretical physics concerns the unification of gravity with quantum theory. This monograph examines unification by means of the appropriate formulation of quantum gauge invariance....


The Electrical Properties of Metals and Alloys

by J.S. Dugdale Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics, this classic volume by a prominent authority in the field provides an account of some simple properties of metals and alloys associated with...


Quantum Mechanics

by Albert Messiah Dover Publications (February 17, 2014)

"Strongly recommended" by the American Journal of Physics, this volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation...


Nonlinear Dynamics: Exploration Through Normal Forms

by Peter B. Kahn & Yair Zarmi Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this exposition covers the method of normal forms and its application to ordinary differential equations through perturbation analysis. In addition...


Physics and Music: The Science of Musical Sound

by Harvey E. White & Donald H. White Dover Publications (April 15, 2014)

Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics....


Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics

by Max Planck Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

Landmark lectures (1909) by Nobel Prize winner deal with application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation, principle of least action, relativity theory, more. 1915 edition.


Classical Dynamics

by Donald T. Greenwood Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

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....


Methods of Thermodynamics

by Howard Reiss Dover Publications (August 08, 2012)

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,...


Mathematics for Physicists

by Philippe Dennery & André Krzywicki Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.


Theoretical Hydrodynamics

by L. M. Milne-Thomson Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

Classic exposition of the mathematical theory of fluid motion, applicable to both hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Treatment based on vector methods and notation. Over 600 exercises. 391 diagrams. 1968 edition....


Introduction to Special Relativity

by James H. Smith Dover Publications (March 22, 2016)

By the year 1900, most of physics seemed to be encompassed in the two great theories of Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. Unfortunately, there were inconsistencies between the two...


Lectures on Gas Theory

by Ludwig Boltzmann Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

One of the great masterpieces of theoretical physics, this classic work contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases that is still relevant today, nearly 100 years after its first publication....


Fluid Mechanics

by Robert A. Granger Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Structured introduction covers everything the engineer needs to know: nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral relations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, more. Solutions to selected problems....


Classical Mechanics: 2nd Edition

by H.C. Corben & Philip Stehle Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Applications not usually taught in physics courses include theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, much...


X-Ray Diffraction: In Crystals, Imperfect Crystals, and Amorphous Bodies

by A. Guinier Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Exploration of fundamentals of x-ray diffraction theory using Fourier transforms applies general results to various atomic structures, amorphous bodies, crystals, and imperfect crystals. 154 illustrations. 1963...


Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

by Frederick W. Byron & Robert W. Fuller Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, more. Many problems....


A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-Body Problem

by Richard D. Mattuck Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Superb introduction for nonspecialists covers Feynman diagrams, quasi particles, Fermi systems at finite temperature, superconductivity, vacuum amplitude, Dyson's equation, ladder approximation, more. "A great...


Applied Optics and Optical Design, Part One

by A. E. Conrady Dover Publications (December 11, 2012)

Classic detailed treatment for practical designer. Fundamental concepts, systematic study and design of all types of optical systems. Reader can then design simpler optical systems without aid. Part One of Two....


Theoretical Nuclear Physics

by John M. Blatt & Victor F. Weisskopf Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

An uncommonly clear and cogent investigation and correlation of key aspects of theoretical nuclear physics by leading experts: the nucleus, nuclear forces, nuclear spectroscopy, two-, three- and four-body problems,...


Wave Motion in Elastic Solids

by Karl F. Graff Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Self-contained coverage of topics ranging from elementary theory of waves and vibrations in strings to three-dimensional theory of waves in thick plates. Over 100 problems.


Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

by Peter T. Landsberg Dover Publications (February 08, 2014)

Exceptionally articulate treatment of negative temperatures, relativistic effects, black hole thermodynamics, gravitational collapse, much more. Over 100 problems with worked solutions. Geared toward advanced...


Treatise on Thermodynamics

by Max Planck Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

Great classic, still one of the best introductions to thermodynamics. Fundamentals, first and second principles of thermodynamics, applications to special states of equilibrium, more. Numerous worked examples....


X-Ray Diffraction

by B. E. Warren Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Rigorous graduate-level text stresses modern applications to nonstructural problems such as temperature vibration effects, order-disorder phenomena, crystal imperfections, more. Problems. Six Appendixes include...


Group Theory and Its Application to Physical Problems

by Morton Hamermesh Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

One of the best-written, most skillful expositions of group theory and its physical applications, directed primarily to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, especially quantum physics. With...


Boundary and Eigenvalue Problems in Mathematical Physics

by Hans Sagan Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Well-known text uses a few basic concepts to solve such problems as the vibrating string, vibrating membrane, and heat conduction. Problems and solutions. 31 illustrations.


Statistical Thermodynamics

by Erwin Schrodinger Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Nobel Laureate's brilliant attempt to develop a simple, unified standard method of dealing with all cases of statistical thermodynamics — classical, quantum, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, etc..


Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond

by Walter A. Harrison Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

This text offers basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals and their compounds; also explains how to calculate dielectric, conducting, bonding...


Atomic Physics: 8th Edition

by Max Born Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

Nobel Laureate's lucid treatment of kinetic theory of gases, elementary particles, nuclear atom, wave-corpuscles, atomic structure and spectral lines, much more. Over 40 appendices, bibliography.


Quantum Theory

by David Bohm Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.


Introduction to Modern Optics

by Grant R. Fowles Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

A complete basic undergraduate course in modern optics for students in physics, technology, and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, quantum nature of light. Solutions....


The Electromagnetic Field

by Albert Shadowitz Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Comprehensive undergraduate text covers basics of electric and magnetic fields, building up to electromagnetic theory. Related topics include relativity theory. Over 900 problems, some with solutions. 1975 edition....


Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms

by L. Allen & J. H. Eberly Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Clear, comprehensive graduate-level account of basic principles involved in all quantum optical resonance phenomena, hailed in Contemporary Physics as "a valuable contribution to the literature of non-linear...


Principles of Electrodynamics

by Melvin Schwartz Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

The 1988 Nobel Prize winner establishes the subject's mathematical background, reviews the principles of electrostatics, then introduces Einstein's special theory of relativity and applies it to topics throughout...


Statistical Physics

by Gregory H. Wannier Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients,...


An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

by Terrell L. Hill Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration...


Theoretical Physics

by Georg Joos & Ira M. Freeman Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

Classic treatise covers mathematical topics needed by theoretical and experimental physicists (vector analysis, calculus of variations, etc.), followed by coverage of mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics,...


The Variational Principles of Mechanics

by Cornelius Lanczos Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations...


Magnetism and Metallurgy of Soft Magnetic Materials

by Chih-Wen Chen Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Detailed theoretical study and a practical survey for solid-state physicists, engineers, graduate students. Ferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism, magnetization and domain structure, much more. 227 figures.


Physics of Waves

by William C. Elmore & Mark A. Heald Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Ideal as a classroom text or for individual study, this unique one-volume overview of classical wave theory covers wave phenomena of acoustics, optics, electromagnetic radiations, and more.


Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Chemistry

by Linus Pauling & E. Bright Wilson Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Classic undergraduate text explores wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures.


Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

by S. R. De Groot & P. Mazur Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Classic monograph treats irreversible processes and phenomena of thermodynamics: non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Covers statistical foundations and applications with chapters on fluctuation theory, theory of...