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Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

by Jean-François Lefebvre, Nicole Moreau & Jonathan Théorêt Éditions MultiMondes (June 03, 2013)

If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.


Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


My Scrapbook of Science (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Professor Genius invites us to discover his brand new scrapbook about the sciences. This cultured scholar shares with young readers his knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, telling the story of...


The Visual Dictionary of Science & Energy

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Science and Energy takes the reader into a fascinating journey through pure science (chemistry, physics, mathematics) and the main sources of energy: geothermal and fossil energy, hydroelectricity,...


Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

by James Lawrence Powell Columbia University Press (December 23, 2014)

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first...


A Short Course on Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

by Asis Kumar Chaudhuri Institute of Physics Publishing (October 03, 2014)

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 Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

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 Institute of Physics Publishing (August 22, 2014)

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. Institute of Physics Publishing (September 05, 2014)

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...


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

by Joseph P. Farrell Feral House (April 01, 2009)

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


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 UPA (September 05, 2014)

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...


For the Love of Physics

by Walter Lewin & Warren Goldstein Free Press (May 03, 2011)

“YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE” is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. “I walk with...


Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches to Selected Topics

by Harry J. Lipkin Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

Acclaimed as "excellent" (Nature) and "very original and refreshing" (Physics Today), this collection of self-contained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection...


What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

by Robert L. Wolke Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

From simple (How do magnets work?) to complex (Where does uranium get its energy?), this volume offers intriguing insights into scientific facts. Definitive accounts of workings behind everyday phenomena include...


Algebraic Methods in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

by Dr. Gérard G. Emch Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

This systematic algebraic approach concerns problems involving a large number of degrees of freedom. It extends the traditional formalism of quantum mechanics, and it eliminates conceptual and mathematical difficulties...


Wind Turbine Design

by Ion Paraschivoiu Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Wind energy is the fastest growing alternate source of energy in the world since its purely economic potential is complemented by its great positive environmental impact. The wind turbine, whether it may be...


Radioactivity

by Donald R Wiles Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Following a description of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the author describes the several kinds of nuclear instability and their consequences: alpha, beta and gamma emission. He then outlines the actions...


Asymmetric Operation of AC Power Transmission Systems

by Richard Marceau, Abdou-R Sana & Donald T Mc Gillis Presses Internationales Polytechnique (December 20, 2011)

Asymmetric operation involves operating power transmission corridors at full capacity from a few milliseconds to a few hours even though individual three-phase lines have been weakened due to fault conditions....


Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics

by Martin Schechter Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

This advanced undergraduate and graduate-level text introduces the power of operator theory as a tool in the study of quantum mechanics, assuming only a working knowledge of advanced calculus and no background...


Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt Government Institutes (January 16, 2011)

In Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, authors Frank R. Spellman and Melissa L. Stoudt present all the information needed for nuclear infrastructure employers and employees to handle security...


Theory of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

by Charles Herach Papas Dover Publications (April 07, 2014)

Clear, coherent work for graduate level study discusses the Maxwell field equations, radiation from wire antennas, the Doppler effect and more.


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....


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...


Mathematical Physics

by Donald H. Menzel Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Useful treatment of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, and relativity includes explanations of function theory, vectors, matrices, dyadics, tensors, partial differential equations, other advanced mathematical...


Instability Rules: The Ten Most Amazing Ideas of Modern Science

by Charles Flowers Wiley (April 21, 2008)

World-altering discoveries that reveal a universe of uncertainty and constant change

Whether probing the farthest reaches of the vast universe or exploring the microscopic world of genetics and the subatomic...


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...


Defects and Defect Processes in Nonmetallic Solids

by W. Hayes & A. M. Stoneham Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

This extensive survey covers defects in nonmetals, emphasizing point defects and point-defect processes. It encompasses electronic, vibrational, and optical properties of defective solids, plus dislocations...


Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics

by Barry R. Holstein Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

This graduate-level text explores propagator methods, scattering theory, charged particle interactions and their applications, alternate approximate methods, and the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. Problems...


Quantum Theory of Fields

by Gregor Wentzel Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Written by a pioneer of quantum field theory, this introductory volume explores scalar fields, vector meson fields, quantum electrodynamics, quantization of electron wave field according to exclusion principle....


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...


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.


The Age of Radiance

by Craig Nelson Scribner (March 25, 2014)

“A thrilling, intense, and disturbing account of the atomic era, from the discovery of X-rays to the tragic meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…Rich with powerful images and fraught...


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,...


Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers: Second Corrected Edition

by Royal Eugene Collins Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Practical text focuses on fundamental applied math needed to deal with physics and engineering problems: elementary vector calculus, special functions of mathematical physics, calculus of variations, much more....


What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

by Jeffrey Bennett Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out,...


The Restless Universe

by Max Born Dover Publications (September 26, 2013)

Highly readable introduction to modern physics, written by a Nobel laureate, develops general concepts of Newtonian mechanics and thermodynamics. Additional topics include the structure of the atom and nuclear...


The Direction of Time

by Hans Reichenbach Dover Publications (September 12, 2012)

Distinguished physicist examines emotive significance of time, time order of mechanics, time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, time direction of macrostatistics, time of quantum physics, more....


Primer of Quantum Mechanics

by Marvin Chester Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Introductory text examines classical quantum bead on a track: state and representations; operator eigenvalues; harmonic oscillator and bound bead in a symmetric force field; bead in spherical shell. 1992 edition....


Linear Operators for Quantum Mechanics

by Thomas F. Jordan Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this compact treatment examines linear space, functionals, and operators; diagonalizing operators; operator algebras; and equations of motion. 1969...


Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics, Statistics, Polymer Physics, and Financial Markets

by HAGEN KLEINERT WSPC (May 18, 2009)

This is the fifth, expanded edition of the comprehensive textbook published in 1990 on the theory and applications of path integrals. It is the first book to explicitly solve path integrals of a wide variety...


Hidden Worlds in Quantum Physics

by Gerard Gouesbet & Jean Bricmont Dover Publications (June 19, 2013)

Authoritative text emphasizes history and philosophical foundations in a manner interesting to lay readers as well as students and professionals. Topics include hidden-variable and causal theories and pilot...


How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel Scribner (December 22, 2009)

When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home. Soon she was trying to use the strange ideas of quantum mechanics...


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...


Lasers and Holography

by Winston E. Kock Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Accessible, illustrated introduction covers wave patterns and coherence, summarizes the development of lasers and the phenomenon of wave diffraction, and describes zone plates and properties of holograms. 1981...


The Classical Electromagnetic Field

by Leonard Eyges Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

This excellent text covers a year's course. Topics include vectors D and H inside matter, conservation laws for energy, momentum, invariance, form invariance, covariance in special relativity, and more.


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....


Principles of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

by D. F. Lawden Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

A thorough exploration of the universal principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, this volume takes an applications-oriented approach to a multitude of situations arising in physics and engineering....


Solid State Theory

by Walter A. Harrison Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Thorough, modern study of solid state physics; solid types and symmetry, electron states, electronic properties and cooperative phenomena.


The Lightning Discharge

by Martin A. Uman Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Absorbing monograph by expert sets forth most of known properties of lightning: cloud and lightning charges, stepped leader, return stroke, dart leader, lightning on other planets, thunder, more. 144 illustrations....


Physics of Fully Ionized Gases: Second Revised Edition

by Lyman Spitzer Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

An introductory course in theoretical physics is the sole prerequisite for this general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research. 1962 edition.