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Medical Physics ..............................................13 Particle/High Energy Physics ..........................14 Quantum Physics ............................................17 Nuclear Physics ..............................................18 Statistical Physics ............................................20 Page 7

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Applied Mechanics of Solids Allan F. Bower Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

" an impressive piece of work. It covers an immense amount of material and is well written." —James R. Barber, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

"A valuable treatise in mechanics of solids." —David L. McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

"… great for materials science and engineering students who are interested in both classic and state-ofthe-art materials research. With both in-depth discussion and authoritative summary, it will be widely used in teaching and research in theoretical and computational mechanics of materials." —Yanfei Gao, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Beginning with a description of the physical and mathematical laws that govern deformation in solids, this text provides a concise complete introduction to the concepts, analytical techniques, and numerical methods used to analyze deformation, stress, and failure in materials or components. The text presents modern constitutive equations, solutions to important boundary and initial value problems in solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, and the nonlinear theory of deformable rods, membranes, plates, and shells. The author also discusses the use of finite element software for stress analysis. Practice problems and sample computer programs are provided on the author’s companion website.

Borrowing from the classical literature on linear elasticity, plasticity, and structural mechanics, this text: • Introduces concepts, analytical techniques, and numerical methods used to analyze deformation, stress, and failure in materials or components • Discusses the use of finite element software for stress analysis • Provides an understanding of algorithms implemented in software code • Describes the physical and mathematical laws that govern deformation and internal forces in solids • Contains a chapter on analyzing failure in materials and structures

Contents: Overview of Solid Mechanics Governing Equations. Constitutive Equations: Relations between Stress and Strain Simple Boundary and Initial Value Problems Solutions for Linear Elastic Solids Solutions for Plastic Solids Finite Element Analysis: An Introduction Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Implementation Modeling Material Failure Solutions for Rods, Beams, Membranes, Plates and Shells Appendix A: Review of Vectors and Matrices Appendix B: A Brief Introduction to Tensors and Their Properties Appendix C: Index Notation for Vector and Tensor Operations Appendix D: Vector and Tensor Operations in Polar Coordinates

Catalog no. K10131, January 2010, 820 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0247-2, $89.95

Appendix E: Miscellaneous Derivations

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An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres Agustin Sanchez-Lavega Universidad Pais Vasco, Bilboa, Spain

"… versatile and well organized, with an exposition that is sensitive to different audiences and equally at ease explaining the chemical, dynamical, and empirical foundations of this multidisciplinary field. It is an invaluable reference for any student of atmospheres." —Timothy E. Dowling, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

"… instructors and students have a book with in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, from atmospheric radiation to clouds and dynamics on all the relevant planets of the solar system. The book’s wide scope expertly uses what’s currently known about different planetary atmospheres to demonstrate the underlying physical processes in a comparative way." —David Catling, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

A solid introduction to the science of planetary atmospheres, this book includes recent research that relates theories to modern observational results. Although an introductory text, the book reviews and synthesizes the information in a comparative way, covering the fundamental aspects involved in physics of planetary atmospheres. Each chapter covers the concepts and equations describing the physical processes and a presentation of the measured data for each planet and the application of these concepts to explain these observations. The book comparatively examines the atmospheres of each planet with a coherent manner.

Features • Introduces the basic physical concepts valid for all planetary atmospheres • Provides extensive coverage of all planetary atmospheric topics • Supplies a comprehensive presentation of physical and chemical processes

Catalog no. C6732, September 2010, c. 630 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6732-3, $89.95


Contents Introduction to Planets and Planetary Systems Planetary Systems. Orbital Motion. Gravitational Field and the Shape of Planets and Major Satellites. Primary Energy Sources on Planets. Internal Structure of Planets and Satellites. The Magnetic Field. Planetodiversity Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres Origin of the Solar System. Thermal Evolution of the Planets. Origin of Planetary Atmospheres. Atmospheric Evolution Processes. Variability of the Earth’s Atmosphere. Observed Atmospheric Changes in Other Planets Spectroscopy and Composition Atmospheric Composition: Fundamentals. Planetary Spectrum: The Continuum. Atomic Spectrum. Molecular Spectrum. Atmospheric Composition Definitions Vertical Temperature Structure Vertical Structure of the Atmospheres. Radiative Transfer. Radiative Equilibrium in Atmospheres. Thermal Tides: Temperature Oscillations. Adiabatic Lapse Rate. Clouds in Planets Chemistry and Surface Processes. Clouds Properties. Microphysics. Radiative Transfer in Clouds. Observed Cloud Properties: Overview Upper and Tenuous Atmospheres Upper Atmospheres: Introduction. Photochemistry. Photoionization: Ionospheres. Upper Atmospheres Heating Balance. Diffusion Processes. Airglow and Aurora. Gas Production Mechanisms in Tenuous Atmospheres. Overview of the Tenuous Atmospheres Global Atmospheric Motions Equations of Atmospheric Motions. Momentum Equation: Balances. Vorticity. The Planetary Boundary Layer and Turbulent Motions. Observed Large-Scale Motions in the Planets. The General Circulation of Planetary Atmospheres Atmospheric Dynamics-I: Waves Wave Characteristics. Acoustic Waves. Gravity Waves. Rossby Waves. Planetary-Scale Equatorial Waves. Thermal Tides: Dynamics. QBO-QQO and SAO Oscillations Atmospheric Dynamics-II: Instability Scales of Motion and Dimensionless Numbers. Vertical Instability: Convective Motions. Hydrodynamical Instability: Vortices. Types of Hydrodynamical Instabilities. Vortices in the Giant Planets. Other Dynamical Phenomena. Polar Dynamics. Atmospheric Effects of the Impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. The July 19th 2009 Impact Appendix: Methods to Study Planetary Atmospheres

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Physics of the Sun A First Course Dermott J. Mullan

Astrophysical Techniques Fifth Edition C.R. Kitchin

University of Delaware, Newark, USA

University of Hertfordshire Observatory, Bayfordbury, UK

With an emphasis on numerical modeling, this text presents a quantitative examination of the structure of the Sun and the conditions of its extended atmosphere. It enables an appreciation of how physical processes determine the variation of physical parameters from the center of the Sun to the surface. The author gives stepby-step explanations for calculating numerical models of the photosphere, convection zone, and radiative interior. He also describes the structure of polytropic spheres, covers the empirical properties and oscillation equations of helioseismology, and explores the acoustic power in the Sun.

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Contents The Global Parameters of the Sun Radiation Flow through the Solar Atmosphere Toward a Model of the Sun: Opacity Toward a Model of the Sun: Ionization Computing a Model of the Sun: The Photosphere Convection in the Sun: Empirical Properties Computing a Model of the Sun: The Convection Zone Radiative Transfer in the Deep Interior of the Sun Computing a Mechanical Model of the Sun: The Radiative Interior Polytropes Energy Generation in the Sun Neutrinos from the Sun Oscillations in the Sun: The Observations Oscillations in the Sun: Theory The Chromosphere Magnetic Fields in the Sun The Corona The Solar Wind Catalog no. C3074, January 2010, 390 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8307-1, $79.95

“… does the best job covering instrumentation topics, and it is apparent that Kitchin has perfected his approach …” —William R. Alexander, The Astronomy Education Review

“… includes more techniques relevant to the modern astronomer … The author keeps the rhythm going throughout the book, which makes it an easy and informative read.” —Garry Pilkington, University of Liverpool, UK

“Its comprehensive nature for all types of telescopes and detectors makes it a unique and valuable book.” —Alister Graham, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, Astrophysical Techniques provides a coherent state-of-the-art account of the instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. The fifth edition of this well-respected text includes many new instruments and techniques while removing some that have long been unused by both professional and amateur astronomers. Includes exercises with selected solutions

Content Detectors Imaging Photometry Spectroscopy Other Techniques Appendices Catalog no. C8243, 2009, 592 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8243-2, $69.95

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Statistical Physics of Biomolecules An Introduction Daniel M. Zuckerman University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

In a down-to-earth presentation, this book makes the traditionally hard-to-penetrate presentation of some of most intimidating, but important theories of molecular biophysics, easily accessible. Students build a foundational understanding by initially focusing on probability theory, low-dimensional models, and the simplest molecular systems. The basics are then directly developed for biophysical phenomena, such as water behavior, protein binding, and conformational changes. The book’s development of equilibrium and dynamical statistical physics makes this a valuable text for students with limited physics and chemistry backgrounds.

Content Proteins Don’t Know Biology The Heart of It All: Probability Theory Big Lessons from Simple Systems: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics in One Dimension Nature Doesn’t Calculate Partition Functions: Elementary Dynamics and Equilibrium Molecules Are Correlated! Multidimensional Statistical Mechanics From Complexity to Simplicity: The Potential of Mean Force What’s Free about "Free" Energy? Essential Thermodynamics The Most Important Molecule: Electro-Statistics of Water Basics of Binding and Allostery Kinetics of Conformational Change and Protein Folding Ensemble Dynamics: From Trajectories to Diffusion and Kinetics A Statistical Perspective on Biomolecular Simulation Catalog no. 73788, June 2010, 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7378-2, $89.95


FiniteDimensional Linear Algebra Mark S. Gockenbach Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA

Drawing on material from the author’s own course, this textbook provides a solid foundation for the study of advanced mathematics and discusses applications of linear algebra to such diverse areas as combinatorics, differential equations, optimization, and approximation. The author begins with an overview of the essential themes of the book: linear equations, best approximation, and diagonalization. He then takes students through an axiomatic development of vector spaces, linear operators, eigenvalues, norms, and inner products. In addition to discussing the special properties of symmetric matrices, he covers the Jordan canonical form, an important theoretical tool, and the singular value decomposition, a powerful tool for computation. The final chapters present introductions to numerical linear algebra and analysis in vector spaces, including a brief introduction to functional analysis. Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoptions

Contents Some Problems Posed on Vector Spaces Fields and Vector Spaces Linear Operators. Determinants and Eigenvalues The Jordan Canonical Form Orthogonality and Best Approximation The Spectral Theory of Symmetric Matrices The Singular Value Decomposition Matrix Factorizations and Numerical Linear Algebra Analysis in Vector Spaces Appendices Bibliography Catalog no. K10803, May 2010, 672 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1563-2, $99.95

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Biophysics / Computational Physics


Biological Computation Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Engineering Genetic Circuits

Ron Unger

Chris J. Myers

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Created for advanced undergraduates in computer science programs, Biological Computation covers major themes of bio-inspired computing, including cellular automata, molecular computation, genetic algorithms, and neural networks. Providing theoretical and coding exercises, this self-contained text requires no previous knowledge of biology. The book provides valuable insight to researchers and students from biomedical backgrounds looking to gain the computational skills needed to make entry into the fields of systems biology, biological modeling, and simulations.

"… touches on much of the ‘required’ knowledge while creating a minimal toolset with which beginning students can confidently venture into this exciting new territory …"

Ehud Lamm

Features: • Gives a unified overview of computer science ideas inspired by biology • Concentrates on the aspects of biological phenomena most closely related to the computational approaches of cellular automata, evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, and molecular computation • Presents examples of applications • Discusses possible variants of basic techniques • Includes a summary, further reading, exercises, and answers to exercises in each chapter

Contents Introduction and Biological Background. Cellular Automata. Evolutionary Computation. Artificial Neural Networks. Molecular Computation. The Never-Ending Story: Additional Topics on the Interface between Biology and Computation.

—From the Foreword, Adam Arkin, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"… an excellent reference for any course in systems biology ... I find the many illustrations (worked-out examples and ample number of figures) and exercises at the end of each chapter quite useful and important." —Baltazar Aguda, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Features: • Covers key methods for modeling and analyzing genetic circuits • Describes abstraction methods, which can substantially improve the efficiency of analyses • Uses the lysis/lysogeny decision circuit of phage lambda as an example throughout to illustrate methods • Includes exercises and self-study problem sets in every chapter • Offers iBioSim software, lecture slides, and a password-protected solutions manual on the author’s website

Contents An Engineer’s Guide to Genetic Circuits. Learning Models. Differential Equation Analysis. Stochastic Analysis. Reaction-Based Abstraction. Logical Abstraction. Genetic Circuit Design. Solutions to Selected Problems. References. Glossary. Catalog no. C3244, January 2010, 306 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8324-8, $69.95

Catalog no. C7959, October 2010, c. 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8795-6, $79.95

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General & Introductory Physics New!

From Atoms to Galaxies A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness Sadri Hassani Illinois State University, Normal, USA

A primary textbook for students not majoring in physics, From Atoms to Galaxies examines physical laws and their consequences from a conceptual perspective that requires no advanced mathematics. It explains quantum physics, relativity, nuclear and particle physics, gauge theory, quantum field theory, quarks and leptons, and cosmology. Encouraging students to subscribe to proven causation rather than dramatic speculation, the book: • Defines the often obscured difference between science and technology, discussing how this confusion taints both common culture and academic rigor • Explores the various philosophies of science, demonstrating how errors in our understanding of scientific principles can adversely impact humankind’s well-being • Exposes how pseudoscience advances unproven conjectures as dangerous alternatives to proven science Based on courses taught by the author for over 15 years Each chapter includes a glossary, review questions, and exercises as well as asides, which use the material developed in that chapter to debunk misconceptions, clarify the nature of science, and explore the history of physics as it relates to the development of ideas. The book also includes an accompanying CD-ROM, which provides algebraic details for readers who have the background and the desire to see the concepts of physics through the poetry of mathematics. The CD also contains an introduction to a website for instructors. Ancillary materials include lecture notes, slides, demonstrations, and movies, along with a solutions manual upon qualifying course adoptions. Catalog no. K10421, May 2010, 753 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0849-8, $89.95


Exploring Integrated Science Belal E. Baaquie and Frederick H. Willeboordse National University of Singapore

Written in a non-technical, entertaining style while maintaining academic rigor, the book follows a carefully designed format. Each chapter begins with a pertinent question that forms the basis for explaining a scientific principle. Step by step, the text then delves into the more sophisticated scientific matter necessary for providing insight into the question presented, elucidating key principles and concepts. Each chapter contains a summary highlighting salient points, and concludes with a series of exercises. Richly illustrated with more than 650 color images, this work captures the essence of our intuitive appreciation of nature, which is the starting point for the adventure of science.

Contents Our Universe: Where Are We? Numbers: How Do We Reach Infinity and Beyond? Energy: Why Can Sunlight Power the World? Atoms: Why Are Elements So Different from Each Other? Combining Atoms: How Do Atoms Bond? Fluids: How Does Water Flow? Materials: Why Is Steel Strong and Glass Fragile? Polymers: Why Is Rubber Elastic? Sparks in Nature: What Is Electricity? Odor: Why Can We Smell Perfume? Sound: Why Can We Hear Music? Nature’s Solar Cells: Why Are Leaves Green? Vision: Why Can We See Sunlight? Biopolymers: Why Does Life Use Polymers? Proteins: Who Does All the Work? RNA: Jack of All Trades, Master of None? DNA: What Determines the Structure of DNA? Information: Does DNA Compute? Nanoworld: Why Can a Gecko Climb a Wall? Complexity: Why Do We Need Only a Small Number of Genes? Evolution: Why Are There Many Species? Relativity: Why Does E = mc2? Quantum Mechanics I: Why Are There Black Lines in the Spectrum of the Sun? Quantum Mechanics II: Is Nature Counterintuitive? Complex Numbers. Laws, Equations, Units. Prefixes. Constants. Sizes. Credits. Periodic Table. Electromagnetic Spectrum. Catalog no. 87932, January 2010, 594 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8793-2, $99.95

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General & Introductory Physics

Superstrings and Other Things A Guide to Physics, Second Edition Carlos I. Calle Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

The new edition of this bestseller continues to take the interested on a uniquely accessible journey through physics. It explains basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity, right up through the latest theories about the structure of matter and the beginning of time. Fully illustrated throughout, the book explores major discoveries and the scientists behind them, from Galileo and Einstein, to Feynman and Hawking. Numerous examples of physics in everyday situations are provided. When Dr. Calle, a research scientist at NASA, wrote the first edition, even he would have been surprised by the newest development in String Theory, the far reaching M-Theory. In addition to details about M-Theory, he adds a number of other surprises and updated material. • Supports a truly conceptual approach to teaching physics without advanced math • Provides up-to-date coverage of modern physics • Builds interest with landmark discoveries and recent breakthroughs • Ties ideas to history with biographical sketches • Provides a wealth of conceptual and numerical problems Now includes a Solutions Manual with qualifying course adoptions Catalog no. K10534, January 2010, 567 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-1073-6, $59.95

Measured Tones The Interplay of Physics and Music Third Edition Ian Johnston University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

"…charming, informal, and information-packed volume aimed squarely both at the musician who wants to understand better some of the physics behind the sound that various instruments make and at the physicist who would like to understand better the workings of musical instruments… " — K.L. Schick in CHOICE

"… unputdownable, combining a thorough development of the mathematical and physical basis of music, dealt with in a historical framework… Thoroughly recommended." — John Miller in School Science Review

In this highly popular text, Ian Johnston, a professor of astrophysics and a connoisseur of music, offers an informal historical approach that shows the evolution of both theory and application at the intersection of physics and music. Exceptionally accessible, insightful, and now updated to consider modern technology, the new edition of this critically acclaimed classic — • Features a greater examination of psycho-acoustics and its role in the design of MP3s • Includes expanded information on Asian percussion instruments • Introduces detailed discussions of binary notation, digitization, and electronic manipulation of music A complementary website provides sound files, further reading, and instructional support. Catalog no. 93479, 2009, 454 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9347-6, $59.95

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General & Introductory Physics

Understanding Solid State Physics

The Silicon Web Physics for the Internet Age

Sharon Ann Holgate

Michael G. Raymer

Visiting Fellow, University of Sussex, UK

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

"… perfect in itself and perfect for its time … . ideal for an undergraduate course required of all physical science, engineering, computer science, and mathematics majors." —Physics Today

"… an elegant and elaborate textbook, one that examines the science underlying the current revolution in communications technology … the important physics is here, but presented in an engaging way, with modern examples." —From the Foreword by Louis A. Bloomfield, author of How Things Work

This book details basic physics principles at the core of information technology, and discusses digital memory and computers. It then moves on to the Internet era, covering lasers, optical fibers, and wireless technology. The book clarifies common misconceptions while offering insight on the social impacts of technology. It includes study questions, end-of-chapter problem sets, and real-world exercises.

Contents Introduction to Physics, Silicon, and the Internet Principles of the IT Revolution The Quantum Era: Digital Memory The Internet Era: Optical Fibers, Light Amplification, Fiber Optics, Wireless Communication Catalog no. K10173, 2009, 600 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0311-0, $89.95

Solid State Engineering Physics Prabir K Basu and Hrishikesh Dhasmana Lingaya's Institute of Management and Technology, Faridabad, India

This text discusses the crystal structure of new materials, covering point defects both qualitatively and quantitatively. Then, focusing on quantum physics, examines the dual nature of particles and the Schrödinger equation. The authors cover the free electron theory of metals and semiconductors, and delve into the magnetization factor. A final chapter focuses on superconductivity. Catalog no. N10068, 2009, 184 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0647-0, $79.95


"The book is written in a very user-friendly and engaging style … the author succeeds in making the material approachable and interesting … What I like most of all is that it brings solid-state physics upto-date, introducing modern topics and showing how the core ideas in condensed matter physics underpin so much of the technology we use today." —Professor Andrew Boothroyd, Oxford University, UK

Keeping the mathematics to a minimum yet losing none of the required rigor, this accessible text clearly explains basic physics principles to provide a firm grounding in the subject. The author highlights the technological applications of the physics discussed and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of scientific research. By relating the theories and concepts to practical applications, she shows how physics is used in the real world. The text contains worked examples, self-test questions, and a glossary of frequently used terms. It also includes derivations of key equations and reviews of essential physics in the appendices. Ancillary resources are available on

Contents Introduction Crystal Clear: Bonding and Crystal Structures The Rejection of Perfection: Defects, Amorphous Materials, and Polymers Stressed Out: The Mechanical Properties of Solids In, Out, Shake It All About: Diffraction, Phonons, and Thermal Properties of Solids Unable to Resist: Metals, Semiconductors, and Superconductors Chips with Everything: Semiconductor Devices and Dielectrics Living in a Magnetic World: Magnetism and Its Applications Appendices Catalog no. IP662, January 2010, 367 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7503-0972-1, $79.95

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Magnetics, Dielectrics, and Wave Propagation with MATLAB® Codes Carmine Vittoria

MATLAB with Applications to Engineering, Physics and Finance David Baez-Lopez Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico

A description of wave propagation in magnetodielectric materials, this text presents qualitative and quantitative arguments to calculate magnetic parameters from first principles. This theoretical approach combines macroscopic free magnetic energy with Maxwell's equations to yield wave propagation characteristics of magneto-dielectric materials. The author provides a clear understanding of the origin of magnetic parameters and how to calculate these parameters reduced toward the microscopic scale.

This book explains how to perform complex mathematical tasks with MATLAB®. The author describes simple functions such as differentiation, integration, and plotting. He then addresses advanced topics, including programming, producing executables, publishing results directly from MATLAB programs, and creating graphical user interfaces. The text also presents examples of Simulink® for system modeling. It explores the use of MATLAB in digital signal processing, engineering, astronomy, optics, finances, and more. MATLAB examples and programs can be downloaded from the book’s website.

Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoptions

A solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalog no. K11955, September 2010, 472 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4199-0, $129.95

Catalog no. K10356, January 2010, 426 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0697-5, $79.95

Questioning the Universe Concepts in Physics Ahren Sadoff

Introduction to Mechanics

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA


Mahendra K. Verma Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Written for nonscientists, this primer describes what we have found out about nature so far and how we have done it. It delves into motion, electromagnetism, and light; discusses relativity, quantum mechanics, and particle physics; describes the key role of the atom and evolution of the universe. While it requires minimal math, it does require a sense of curiosity.

A modern introduction to Newtonian dynamics and the basics of special relativity, this book discusses standard topics such as Newton’s laws of motion, energy, linear and angular momentum, rigid body dynamics, and oscillations, then goes on to introduce modern topics such as symmetries, phase space, nonlinear dynamics and chaos. The author presents Newton’s equation of motion as a differential equation, bringing out key issues such as phase space and determinism in mechanical systems and helps introduce modern research topics such as chaos theory in a natural way. He highlights key assumptions of Newtonian mechanics and incorporates numerical solutions of many mechanical systems using MATLAB®.

Catalog no. C8258, 2009, 224 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-8258-6, $71.95

Catalog no. N10022, 2009, 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0127-7, $69.95

“...delves into just about every area of physics, ranging from basic Newtonian mechanics to fields, light, nuclear physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics …successfully ties the various subjects together." —J.R. Kraus, University of Denver, CHOICE, Vol. 46, No. 1

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Nanotechnology & Mesoscale Physics

Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science Takaaki Tsurumi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Martin Vacha, and Tomoyasu Taniyama Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Although there are many books available on the preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials, few provide an interdisciplinary account of the physical phenomena that govern their novel properties. Addressing this shortfall, Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science covers fundamental cross-disciplinary concepts in materials science and engineering. It presents a comprehensive description of the physical phenomena and changes that can be expected when materials are reduced to the nanometer level. After reviewing the necessary theoretical background, the authors address the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties as functions of size and distance. They discuss the energy spectrum, the charging effect, tunneling phenomena, electronically induced stable nanostructures, absorption and scattering, electromagnetic interactions, magnetism, ferromagnetic domain-wall-related phenomena, and spin transport in magnetic nanostructures.

Pedagogical Features • Divides coverage according to physical phenomena and interactions • Includes problem sets with each chapter • Provides a solutions manual upon qualifying course adoption

Contents Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics and Band Structure Electronic States and Electrical Properties of Nanoscale Materials Optical Properties and Interactions of Nanoscale Materials Magnetic and Magnetotransport Properties of Nanoscale Materials

Catalog no. K10051, January 2010, 287 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0059-1, $89.95


Green Nanotechnology Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment Geoffrey B. Smith University of Technology, Broadway, Australia

Claes-Goran S. Granqvist Uppsala University, Sweden

A first step in developing a clean and sustainable future is to think differently about everyday products, in particular how they influence energy use. This reference for students and professionals explores the science and technology of tiny structures that have a huge potential to improve quality of life while simultaneously achieving reductions in the use of fossil fuels. Catalog no. 85328, September 2010 472 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8532-7 $79.95


Chapters Green Nanotechnology: Introduction and Invitation In Harmony with the Environment: Nature’s Energy Flows and Desired Materials Properties Optical Materials Science for Green Nanotechnology: The Basics Visual Indoors–Outdoors Contact and Daylighting: Windows Electric Lighting and Daylighting: Luminaires Heat and Electricity: Solar Collectors and Solar Cells Coolness: High-Albedo Surfaces and Sky Cooling Devices Water Condensation Using Sky Cooling Supporting Nanotechnologies: Air Sensing and Cleaning, Thermal Insulation and Electrical Storage Conclusions: Nanotechnologies for a Sustainable Future

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Medical Physics New!

Applied Medical Image Processing A Basic Course Wolfgang Birkfellner Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna

"… significant and timely … a cogent, not overly simplified, not excessively ‘mathematical’ treatise of basic principles that the student, the trainee, the young scientist, the junior practitioner can readily grasp and apply." —From the Foreword by Richard A. Robb, Mayo Clinic

Using real medical images and techniques, this book provides a practical introduction to medical image processing. The author combines clearly written textual explanations with numerous tables, diagrams, and figures as well as illustrative examples and exercises using MATLAB® and Octave. The accompanying CD contains sample images and files that can be used with either program. Topics discussed include image representation, operations in intensity space, simple segmentation methods, filtering and transformation, signal representation in the Fourier domain, spatial transforms, visualization techniques, image fusion, and tomographic volume reconstruction.

Contents A Few Basics of Medical Image Sources Image Representation Operations in Intensity Space Segmentation Filtering and Transformations Spatial Transforms Rendering, Visualization, and Surface Models Registration Volume Reconstruction Appendix Glossary

Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine Second Edition Suzanne Amador Kane Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA

Fully updated, this volume builds on the bestselling original to provide medical and physics students with an exploration of the physics-related applications found in state-of-the-art medical centers. Requiring very little physics, biology, or chemistry and keeping mathematics to a minimum, the application-dedicated chapters adhere to simple and self-contained qualitative explanations that make use of examples and illustrations. With an enhanced emphasis on digital imaging and computers in medicine, the text gives readers a fundamental understanding of the practical application of each. Supporting material includes an author-maintained website, and a solutions manual for qualifying instructors.

Contents Introduction and Overview Telescopes for Inner Space Lasers in Medicine Seeing with Sound X-Ray Vision Images from Radioactivity Radiation Therapy and Radiation Safety in Medicine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Catalog no. C9438, 2009, 448 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-58488-943-4, $59.95


Methods in Medical Informatics Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby Jules J. Berman Columbia, Maryland, USA

Catalog no. K11176, September 2010, c. 403 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2444-3, $69.95

Catalog no. K11946, September 2010, c. 416 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4182-2, $79.95

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Particle/High Energy Physics New!

Group Theory for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond Ken J. Barnes University of Southampton, UK

Based on the author’s well-established courses, this text explores the use of symmetries through descriptions of the techniques of Lie groups and Lie algebras. The text develops the models, theoretical framework, and mathematical tools to understand these symmetries. Goes beyond the standard model to explore supertransformations, superpsace methods, and more After linking symmetries with conservation laws, the book works through the mathematics of angular momentum and extends operators and functions of classical mechanics to quantum mechanics. It then covers the mathematical framework for special relativity and the internal symmetries of the standard model of elementary particle physics. In the chapter on Noether’s theorem, the author explains how Lagrangian formalism provides a natural framework for the quantum mechanical interpretation of symmetry principles. He then examines electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions; spontaneous symmetry breaking; the elusive Higgs boson; and supersymmetry. He also introduces new techniques based on extending space–time into dimensions described by anticommuting coordinates. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, this text helps students understand current knowledge about the standard model as well as the physics that potentially lies beyond it.

Features: • Supplies succinct yet complete coverage of the group theory of the symmetries of the standard model • Includes worked examples and problems • Provides a solutions manual upon qualifying course adoptions

Contents Symmetries and Conservation Laws Quantum Angular Momentum Tensors and Tensor Operators Special Relativity and the Physical Particle States Internal Symmetries Lie Group Techniques for the Standard Model Lie Groups Noether’s Theorem and Gauge Theories of the First and Second Kinds Basic Couplings of the Electromagnetic, Weak, and Strong Interactions Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Unification of the Electromagnetic and Weak Forces The Goldstone Theorem and the Consequent Emergence on Nonlinear Transforming Massless Goldstone Bosons The Higgs Mechanism and the Emergence of Mass from Spontaneously Broken Symmetries Lie Group Techniques for beyond the Standard Model Lie Groups The Simple Sphere Beyond the Standard Model

Catalog no. C7874, March 2010, 255 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7874-9, $59.95


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Particle/High Energy Physics

The Standard Model and Beyond Paul Langacker Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

"… This substantial book — at more than 600 pages — gives a detailed and lucid summary of the theoretical foundations of the Standard Model, and possible extensions beyond it … provides a firm, graduatelevel foundation for theoretical physicists who plan to pursue concepts beyond the Standard Model to a greater depth." —Philip Burrows (John Adams Institute, Oxford University, UK), CERN Courier

"… a state-of-the-art description of what we know about the particles and forces that build up the world we see … a pedagogically reliable and thorough treatment" —Gordon Kane, Victor Weisskopf Collegiate Professor of Physics and Director of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Features • Describes the construction, experimental tests, and phenomenological consequences of the standard model • Covers fundamental interactions • Presents a self-contained treatment of the complicated technology needed for tree-level calculations • Explores applications in astrophysics and cosmology • Lists many useful reference books, review articles, research papers, and web links • Offers supplementary materials on the author’s website Solutions manual available for qualifying instructors

"… deserves to be the primary text in a full-year course at the graduate level for students who have already been exposed to quantum field theory." —Jonathan L. Rosner, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA


This text presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It first reviews calculational techniques in field theory and the status of quantum electrodynamics. It then focuses on global and local symmetries and the construction of non-abelian gauge theories, before explaining the structure and tests of quantum chromodynamics.

Notation and Conventions

The book also describes the electroweak interactions and theory. The final chapter discusses the motivations for extending the standard model and examines supersymmetry, extended gauge groups, and grand unification.

Review of Perturbative Field Theory Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Symmetries Gauge Theories The Strong Interactions and Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) The Weak Interactions The Standard Electroweak Theory Beyond the Standard Model Appendices References Websites

Catalog no. C7906, January 2010, 675 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7906-7, $79.95

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Particle/High Energy Physics

An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model Robert Mann University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Emphasizing the connections between particle physics and the rest of the physics field, this book provides an organizational framework for understanding modern particle physics. The author presents a standard model of strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions. Undergraduate students will develop a working knowledge of some of the calculation methods and mathematical tools used in particle physics. Reviewing key experimental and theoretical achievements in the field, the text covers such topics as conservation laws, quantum electrodynamics, and wave equations. The final chapter offers a perspective on the future of particle physics.

Pedagogical Features: • Provides an organizational framework for understanding modern particle physics • Presents calculation methods and mathematical tools used in particles physics • Reviews key experimental and theoretical achievements • Explores future directions for research Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoptions

Features • Covers experimental tools and methods • Introduces Feynman diagrams, wave equations, and gauge invariance, building up to the theory of Quantum Electrodynamics • Describes the theories of the Strong and Electroweak interactions • Explores frontier areas and what might lie beyond our current concepts of the subatomic world Catalog no. 82981, January 2010, 614 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8298-2, $79.95


Contents A Review of Special Relativity Symmetries Conservation Laws Particle Classfication Discrete Symmetries Accelerators Detectors Scattering A Toy Theory Wave Equations for Elementary Particles Gauge Invariance Quantum Electrodynamics Testing QED From Nuclei to Quarks The Quark Model esting the Quark Model Heavy Quarks and QCD From Beta Decay to Weak Interactions Charged Leptonic Weak Interactions Charged Weak Interactions of Quarks and Leptons Electroweak Unfication Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Testing Electroweak Theory Beyond the Standard Model Notation and Conventions Kronecker Delta and Levi-Civita Symbols Dirac Delta-Functions Pauli and Dirac Matrices Cross-Sections and Decay Rates Clebsch-Gordon Coefficients Fundamental Constants Properties of Elementary Particles Feynman Rules for the Standard Model The Large Hadron Rap

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Quantum Physics

Quantum Reality Theory and Philosophy Jonathan Allday The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, UK

Written by well-known physics author and teacher Dr. Jonathan Allday, Quantum Reality: Theory and Philosophy cuts through much of the confusion to provide students with an exploration of quantum theory that is as authoritatively comprehensive as it is intriguingly comprehensible.

Contents Our First Quantum Object: Light Particles Quantum States Amplitudes Measurement

This volume requires only an interest in understanding how quantum theory came to be and the myriad ways it both explains how our universe functions and extends the reach of human knowledge.

The Free Particle



• Presents a thorough grounding in the theoretical machinery of quantum physics

Wave Functions

• Offers a whistle-stop tour through the early history of the 20th century when the founding fathers of quantum theory forever altered the frontiers of human thought

Interference Identical Particles Scattering Identical Bosons Fermion States Uncertainty Genealogy Planck and Einstein Niels Bohr

• Provides an example-filled interpretation of the theory, its applications, and its pinnacle in quantum field theory (QFT)

Werner Heisenberg

The world beneath the one that we experience with our senses is profoundly mysterious, and while we may never completely unravel that mystery, quantum theory allows us to come closer than ever to understanding where the science leaves off and the mystery begins. Quantum Reality: Theory and Philosophy makes that understanding accessible to anyone possessing a quest for knowledge and a sense of awe.


Erwin Schrödinger Paul Dirac Applications of Quantum Theory Entanglement Interpretations The Copenhagen Interpretation The Many Worlds Interpretation Other Interpretations Quantum Field Theory Appendix A List of Important Rules Appendix B Glossary Appendix C Useful Mathematics

Catalog no. C7036, 2009, 590 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-58488-703-4, $49.95

Appendix D Bibliography

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Nuclear Physics

Quantum Mechanics Fifth Edition Alastair I.M. Rae Birmingham University, UK

"… this book was a lifesaver for me as an undergraduate … Rae's accurate yet accessible writing style makes the book, and the subject, appealing to beginning students as well as scientifically trained professionals. As an instructor, it's one of the few books I'll pull off the shelf and 'dip into' from time to time for guidance on explaining a concept." —Dr. Philip Blanco, Grossmont College, El Cajon, California, USA

"… an excellent undergraduate text. The material is very well written, logically presented, and illustrated with relevant contemporary examples wherever appropriate … an extremely useful text for anyone studying or teaching quantum physics at the tertiary level. " —P.V. Smith, The Physicist

Pedagogical Features: • Contains numerous worked examples and figures throughout to illustrate the principles discussed and to test students' understanding • Includes a number of problems at the end of each chapter as well as a detailed solutions manual for qualifying instructors • Provides a complementary web page with a bibliography, color illustrations, and links to other relevant sites

Contents Introduction The One-Dimensional Schrödinger Equations

"Rae's book has struck almost exactly the right note in attractiveness of language without loss of rigor, and is informal in style and related in tone…" —The Times Higher Education Supplement

"… I would strongly recommend it as an undergraduate text for quantum physics." —Dr. K. Dholakia, Contemporary Physics

Retaining the clarity of its predecessors, this fifth edition presents revised and updated material throughout the text. It offers additional worked examples of the application of quantum mechanics principles to a range of physical problems, more information on modern quantum information technology, and problems at the end of each chapter. Other topics covered include Schrödinger equations, angular momentum, time-independent perturbation theory, time dependence, scattering, and relativity. Catalog no. C9705, 2008, 352 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-58488-970-0, $62.95


The Three-Dimensional Schrödinger Equations The Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Angular Momentum I Angular Momentum II Time-Independent Perturbation Theory and the Variational Principle Time Dependence Scattering Many-Particle Systems Relativity and Quantum Mechanics Quantum Information The Conceptual Problems of Quantum Mechanics Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoptions

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Nuclear Physics

Measurement and Detection of Radiation Third Edition Nicholas Tsoulfanidis University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Sheldon Landsberger The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA

Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, this third edition illustrates the fundamentals of nuclear interactions and radiation detection with a multitude of examples and problems. It offers a clearly written, accessible introduction to nuclear instrumentation concepts. This edition provides a new chapter on the latest applications of radiation detection, including nuclear medicine, dosimetry, health physics, homeland security, and nuclear nonproliferation; updates numerous topics as needed; and incorporates many new references and a completely updated bibliography.


New to the Third Edition

Relative and Absolute Measurements

• A new chapter on the latest applications of radiation detection, covering nuclear medicine, dosimetry, health physics, nonproliferation, and homeland security

Introduction to Spectroscopy

• Updates to all chapters and subtopics within chapters, as needed

Introduction to Radiation Measurements Statistical Errors of Radiation Counting Review of Atomic and Nuclear Physics Energy Loss and Penetration of Radiation through Matter Gas-Filled Detectors Scintillation Detectors Semiconductor Detectors

Electronics Data Analysis Methods Photon (Gamma-Ray and X-Ray) Spectroscopy Charged-Particle Spectroscopy

• Many new references and a completely updated bibliography

Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy

Pedagogical features:

Activation Analysis

• Provides a fundamental understanding of radiation detection and measurement techniques

Health Physics Fundamentals Applications of Radiation Detection Appendices

• Explores many current applications of radiation detection technology and nuclear instrumentation, from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear medicine • Covers data analysis for counting experiments • Includes end-of-chapter problems as well as numerous examples throughout Solutions manual available for qualifying instructors Catalog no. 91859, October 2010, c. 808 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9185-4, $129.95

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Statistical Physics

Introduction to Statistical Physics Second Edition Kerson Huang Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Written by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, this textbook thoroughly familiarizes advanced undergraduate students with the different aspects of statistical physics. It offers pedagogically oriented discussions that fully explain the concepts and applications. Along with many new exercises, this second edition expands discussion of phase transition in thermodynamics, covers stochastic processes in greater depth, reflects current research and emerging technology dealing with Bose–Einstein condensation, and makes the Ginsburg–Landau theory of the order parameter accessible to students. The methodology is illustrated with applications in information theory, the stock market, computer simulations, semiconductors, and more.


Pedagogical Features:

Time-Series Analysis

• Expands discussion of phase transition in thermodynamics • Covers stochastic processes in greater depth • Reflects current research and emerging technology dealing with Bose–Einstein condensation • Makes the Ginsburg–Landau theory of the order parameter accessible to students • Illustrates the methodology with applications in the stock market, semiconductors, and more • Includes new end-of-chapter exercises

The Langevin Equation

A Macroscopic View of Matter Heat and Entropy Using Thermodynamics Phase Transitions The Statistical Approach Maxwell–Boltzmann Distribution Transport Phenomena Canonical Ensemble Grand Canonical Ensemble Noise Stochastic Processes

Quantum Statistics Quantum Ensembles The Fermi Gas The Bose Gas Bose–Einstein Condensation The Order Parameter Superfluidity Superconductivity Appendix

Solutions manual available for qualifying instructors Catalog no. C7902, January 2010, 333 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7902-9, $59.95

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Statistical Mechanics An Elementary Outline Lahiri Avijit Catalog no. N10094, January 2010, ISBN: 978-04-1580-261-1, $69.95


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Imaging New!

Essentials of Forensic Imaging


The Science of Imaging

A Text-Atlas

Second Edition

Angela D. Levy

University of Wolverhampton, UK

Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Praise for the first edition:

H. Theodore Harcke, Jr.

"… a truly valuable… the best book I have read on the subject at this level."

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., USA

Graham Saxby

—Ron Grahm, RPS Journal

"… written in a refreshing, colloquial style … an invaluable practical guide and reference source." —Matin Durrani, Physics World

"… every student should read …" —Jon Tarrant, British Journal of Photography

Now revised and expanded to cover the digital revolution: • New larger format, heavily illustrated • Updated with major revisions in the areas of digital imaging and modern technology • Introduces a new chapter on astronomical imaging

This groundbreaking work emphasizes a practical, technical, and interpretive foundation for understanding the diagnostic use of modern imaging in forensic autopsy. It covers advanced imaging techniques, such as radiography, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The authors focus on images derived from MDCT and MRI that are likely to replace or limit conventional autopsy dissection. Following an introduction to basic concepts and a review of imaging techniques, chapters are organized by cause of death. The atlas-like presentation is supported by full text explanations that review relevant forensic principles.

Contents Contents The Nature of Light Photometry, Lighting, and Light Filters Visual Perception Lens Principles Types of Lenses Resolution in Optical Systems Images in Color Still Cameras Motion and High-Speed Photography The Silver Halide Process Digital Recording of Images Halftone, Electrostatic, and Digital Printing Television Video Recording and Replay Systems Three-Dimensional Imaging Holography Astronomical Imaging Macrography, Micrography, and Microimaging Imaging the Invisible

Introduction to Forensic Imaging Imaging Techniques Postmortem Findings Gunshot Wounds and Projectile Injuries Blunt Force Injury Burns and Thermal Injury Wounds from Sharp Edged Objects Drowning and Bodies Found in Water Aviation Accidents Suicides Abuse and Torture Natural Causes Other Causes of Death Catalog no. 91115, October 2010, c. 152 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9111-3, $149.95

Catalog no. K10653, October 2010, c. 392 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1286-0, $69.95

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