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Contents Quantum Physics ..................................................3 Condensed Matter and Materials Science ............4 Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics ......................7 Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering ..............10 Medical Physics/Biomedical Imaging ..................13 Page 3

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Quantum Physics


Quantum Principles & Particles Walter M. Wilcox Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA

“This text contains many innovative features, tricks, and other material not usually found in an undergraduate introduction to quantum mechanics. From beginning the text with simple two state systems to ending it with an introduction to the standard model of particle physics, clearly Wilcox has rethought considerably how an introduction to the field can best be conveyed to undergraduates, and his book is a very welcome addition.“ —Donald N. Petcher, Covenant College

Inspired by the work of Nobel laureate Julian Schwinger, this book provides a clear, extensively illustrated introduction to quantum mechanics. It uses a combined approach of wave mechanics and spin analysis to explain the concepts of particle physics. The author’s novel pedagogical approach uses process diagrams as tools for visualizing the states and operators and for illustrating ways to compute amplitudes for quantum mechanical processes. Problem sets build from the text and reinforce key principles.

Selected Contents: QUANTUM PRINCIPLES: Perspective and Principles Free Particles in One Dimension Some One-Dimensional Solutions to the Schrödinger Equation Hilbert Space and Unitary Transformations Three Static Approximation Methods Generalization to Three Dimensions QUANTUM PARTICLES: The Three-Dimensional Radial Equation Addition of Angular Momenta Spin and Statistics Quantum Particle Scattering

The first part of the book presents the essential principles in the development of quantum mechanics, starting with spin state analysis and wave mechanics. Delving into quantum particles, the second part develops a consistent picture of particle descriptions and interactions in atomic, nuclear, and particle contexts. The text emphasizes applications and makes the connection to the Standard Model of particle physics.

Connecting to the Standard Model

• Emphasizes basic quantum principles deduced from fundamental experiments

Allowed Standard Model Interactions

• Presents quantum theory in a novel way by using process diagrams as a visual tool

The Ising Model and More

• Guides students from elementary quantum mechanics to aspects of particle physics • Contains helpful appendices on notation, lattice models, weak flavor mixing, and numerical simulations • Incorporates extensive problem sets to reinforce key principles

APPENDICES: Notation Comments and Comparisons Lattice Models 2-D Harmonic Oscillator Wave Function Normalization

Weak Flavor Mixing


Catalog no. K11590, April 2012, 546 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-3525-8 $69.95 Also available as an eBook

• Uses simplified bra-ket notation throughout • Includes extensive illustrations Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science

Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors Matthew D. McCluskey Washington State University, Pullman, USA

Eugene E. Haller University of California, Berkeley, USA

“The scientific development towards the method of controllable doping transformed the erratic and not reproducible family of semiconductor materials into the truly wonderful basis of modern microelectronics. This book tells the remarkable success story and I recommend it!“ —Hans J. Queisser, Max-Planck-Institute, Stuttgart

“McCluskey and Haller have written an outstanding modern guide to this field that will be useful to newcomers, and also to active researchers who want to broaden their horizons, as a means to learn the capabilities and limitations of the many techniques that are used in semiconductor-defect science.“ —Michael J. Stavola, Lehigh University

• Presents the essentials of semiconductors in an easy-to-understand format • Assumes no prior knowledge of semiconductor physics • Illustrates structural, electronic, and symmetry classifications with numerous examples, providing a framework for understanding defects in any crystal • Summarizes doping methods during and after semiconductor growth • Discusses the electronic, vibrational, optical, and thermal properties of dopants and defects • Explains how characterization methods are used to investigate defects in semiconductors • Includes references at the end of each chapter

“This clearly written text about defects in macroscopic semiconductor materials comprehensively bridges the gap between basic science courses and research-level reviews: a must for workers new to the field.“ —Gordon Davies, King’s College London

Filling a crucial gap between solid-state physics and more specialized course texts, this book covers the theory, experimentation, and identification of impurities, dopants, and intrinsic defects in semiconductors. It teaches students how impurities and structural defects affect semiconductors. By treating dopants and defects in semiconductors as a unified subject, the authors help define the field and prepare students for work in technologically important areas. Requiring no prior knowledge of semiconductor physics, the text provides a framework for understanding defects in any crystal, summarizes doping methods during and after semiconductor growth, and discusses the properties of dopants and defects. It also explains how characterization methods are used to investigate defects in semiconductors.

Selected Contents: Semiconductor Basics Defect Classifications Crystal Growth and Doping Electronic Properties Vibrational Properties Optical Properties Thermal Properties Electrical Measurements Optical Spectroscopy Particle-Beam Methods Microscopy and Structural Characterization Physical Constants

Catalog no. K11532, February 2012, 390 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3152-6 $99.95 Also available as an eBook


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Condensed Matter and Materials Science

New Edition!

Physics of Continuous Matter Second Edition Exotic and Everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World B. Lautrup The Niels Bohr International Academy, The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

A complete textbook for an introductory course in continuum physics, this text focuses on the many approximate methods that offer insight into the rich physics hidden in fundamental continuum mechanics equations. Like its acclaimed predecessor, this book clearly illustrates both qualitative and quantitative physics reasoning. It emphasizes the importance in understanding the physical principles behind equations and the conditions underlying approximations.

New to the Second Edition: This edition includes three new chapters on elasticity of slender rods, energy, and entropy. It also offers more margin drawings and photographs and improved images of simulations. Along with reorganizing much of the material, the author has revised many of the physics arguments and mathematical presentations to improve clarity and consistency. The collection of problems at the end of each chapter has been expanded as well. These problems further develop the physical and mathematical concepts presented. • Presents the necessary mathematical tools and physics on a “need-to-know“ basis, avoiding lengthy and tedious mathematical preliminaries • Supplies mini-biographies of the major players in the historical development of continuum physics • Includes numerous worked examples and illustrations as well as end-of-chapter problems, with selected solutions at the back of the book • Provides software programs, color figures, additional problems with solutions, and much more on a companion website Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: Continuous Matter FLUIDS AT REST: Pressure Buoyancy and Stability Hydrostatic Shapes Surface Tension SOLIDS AT REST Stress Strain Hooke’s Law Basic Elastostatics Slender Rods Computational Elastostatics FLUIDS IN MOTION Continuum Dynamics

Nearly Ideal Flow Compressible Flow Viscosity Channels and Pipes Creeping Flow Rotating Fluids Computational Fluid Dynamics BALANCE AND CONSERVATION Mechanical Balances Action and Reaction Energy Entropy SELECTED TOPICS Elastic Vibrations Gravity Waves

Jumps and Shocks Whirls and Vortices Boundary Layers Subsonic Flight Convection Turbulence APPENDICES Newtonian Mechanics Cartesian Coordinates Field Calculus Curvilinear Coordinates Thermodynamics of Ideal Gases Answers to Problems References Index

Catalog no. C7007, March 2011, 696 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7700-1, $79.95 Also available as an eBook

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science


Fundamentals of Soft Matter Science

Understanding Nanomaterials

Linda S. Hirst

Malkiat S. Johal

University of California, Merced, USA

Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA

“Broader in coverage than existing texts … a very good introduction to the field of soft matter.“

“… physical chemists will enjoy building their teaching around the well-explained material in this book … students will find it clear and informative. In particular, the end-of-chapter questions are valuable.“

—Gary Bryant, RMIT University, Melbourne

Focusing on qualitative science and experimental techniques, this book provides a practical introduction to the field of soft matter, which merges tools from physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, and computer science. The author emphasizes imaging techniques and other methods used to characterize soft materials in the lab. The text first presents an overview of the field and a summary of physical principles of self-assembly in soft materials. It then covers liquid crystals, colloids, polymers, gels, and soft biomaterials, including what defines this class of materials, key properties, and common characterization methods.

—Chemistry World

“… will serve students well in their goal to gain a greater understanding of why nanoscaled systems are of great interest, how they are fabricated, and how they are characterized using a wide variety of analytical instrumentation very commonly found in university and industrial settings.“ —Marcus D. Lay, University of Georgia

• Describes everyday materials applications

This textbook provides a coherent overview of the fundamental principles underlying nanomaterials fabrication as well as a discussion of the characterization and application of these materials. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach, highlighting the theory and tools contributed by chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, and engineering. The book includes realworld examples related to energy, the environment, and medicine.

• Provides a descriptive account of materials in each chapter

• Discusses the principles of nanomaterials fabrication

• Gives balanced coverage to each major class of soft matter

• Describes the characterization and application of nanomaterials

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• Contains real-world examples, application notes, and a glossary of technical terminology


• Includes worked examples, end-of-chapter problem sets, and exercises for self-study to strengthen students’ conceptual understanding

• Takes a highly descriptive and visual approach • Emphasizes modern imaging and other experimental techniques

Liquid Crystals Surfactants Polymers Colloidal Materials Soft Biological Materials Glossary Appendices Index

Selected Contents: A Brief Introduction to Nanoscience Intermolecular Interactions and Self- Assembly Rudiments of Surface Nanoscience Characterization at the Nanoscale Types and Uses of Some Nanomaterials

Catalog no. K11369, October 2012, c. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2775-8, $79.95 Also available as an eBook

Appendix Glossary Index Catalog no. 73109, April 2011, 327 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-7310-2, $59.95 Also available as an eBook


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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics Peter E. Powers University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

“This book fills a longstanding need for a nonlinear optics textbook at an advanced college/introductory graduate level. One of its best features is inclusion of many of the subtleties that are often glossed over in other books on the subject. … Another excellent feature is the provision of a large number of problems at the end of each chapter.“ —Mark Cronin-Golomb, Tufts University

“The book is very well written. I like very much his writing style. His choice of topics is excellent and the book is well organized. The problem sets are also well formulated to give the students confidence in handling real-world problems … . Professor Powers has mastered the subject matter.“ —C.L. Tang, Cornell University

• Explores important technological phenomena encountered in laboratories and commercial systems, including second harmonic generation, difference frequency generation, sum-frequency generation, and optical parametric oscillation • Offers in-depth coverage of phase matching and corresponding tolerances • Makes material understandable to students without a background in quantum mechanics

Introduction to Holography Vincent Toal Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

“The breadth of coverage of this book is remarkable, ranging from the underlying physics, to mathematical descriptions and derivations, to the experimental aspects of the art of holography.“ —Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University

“With its extensive references to the original literature and homework problems, it is the perfect textbook for a course on holography. I thoroughly recommend it to both students and experienced practitioners of the subject.“ —Chris Dainty, National University of Ireland

• Explains how to use holographic techniques to solve specific problems in a variety of fields • Chronicles the historical development of holography • Describes important applications of holography in advertising, data storage, life sciences, and nanoengineering • Offers an introduction to optics essential for understanding and using holography • Introduces additional optics and photonics material as needed

• Includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises and general algorithms accessible for any scientific graphical and programming package

• Presents more than 300 illustrations as well as extensive cross-referencing that emphasizes how holography is based on a relatively small number of basic principles

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Selected Contents:

Selected Contents: Introduction Linear Optics Introduction to the Nonlinear Susceptibility Three-Wave Processes in the Small-Signal Regime Quasi-Phase Matching Three-Wave Mixing Beyond the Small-Signal Limit x(2) Devices x(3) Processes Raman and Brillouin Scattering Nonlinear Optics Including Diffraction and Dispersion Appendices Index Catalog no. 93517, May 2011, 329 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9351-3, $79.95

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OPTICS: Light, Waves, and Rays. Physical Optics. PRINCIPLES OF HOLOGRAPHY: Introducing Holography. Volume Holography. HOLOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE: Requirements for Holography. Recording Materials. Recording Materials in Practice. APPLICATIONS: Holographic Displays. Other Imaging Applications. Holographic Interferometry. Holographic Optical Elements. Holographic Data Storage and Information Processing. Digital Holography. Computer-Generated Holograms. Holography and the Behavior of Light. Polarization Holography. Holographics Sensors and Indicators. Appendices. Catalog no. K10987, September 2011, 502 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1868-8, $99.95 Also available as an eBook


Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics An Introduction to Quantum Optics Photon and Biphoton Physics

Optics for Engineers

Yanhua Shih

Charles A. DiMarzio

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students, this text presents the theoretical concepts and experimental techniques involved in modern quantum optics. It reviews basic theory and experimental evidence for the quantization of light, addressing such advanced concepts as entanglement and two-photon phenomena. It also examines the devices and experimental procedures used to test theories and considers higher-level ideas, including coherent and squeezed states, atom-field interaction, electromagnetically induced transparency, and lasing without inversion.

“This book is an excellent resource for teaching any student or scientist who needs to use optical systems. I particularly like the addition of MATLAB scripts and functions. Highly recommended.“

• Introduces the theory, ideas, and experimental techniques of quantum optics

—James C. Wyant, University of Arizona

“At last, a book on optics that is written with the practising engineer in mind. I have been teaching optics to engineers for many years and have often longed for a text aimed at my students …“ —John Watson, University of Aberdeen

• Emphasizes applications in quantum information and quantum computing

• Provides a rigorous but practical treatment that facilitates critical understanding of how the basic principles of optics affect design decisions

• Covers the quantum theory of light, basic theory of modern quantum optics, and measurement techniques

• Covers radiometry and photometry, which are essential to determine the feasibility of a particular optical system

• Develops the quantum theory of photons, biphotons, quantum coherence, and nonlocality

• Emphasizes new application areas in microscopy, including second-harmonic and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy

• Includes sample problems and exercises

Selected Contents: Electromagnetic Wave Theory and Measurement of Light. Coherence Property of Light—The State of the Radiation. Diffraction and Propagation. Optical Imaging. First-Order Coherence of Light. SecondOrder Coherence of Light. Homodyne Detection and Heterodyne Detection of Light. Quantum Theory of Light: Field Quantization and Measurement. Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence. Quantum Entanglement. Quantum Imaging. Two-Photon Interferometry−I: Biphoton Interference. Two-Photon Interferometry−II: Quantum Interference of Chaotic Light. Bell’s Theorem and Bell’s Inequality Measurement. Catalog no. IP833, January 2011, 484 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7503-0887-8, $69.95 Also available as an eBook

• Incorporates extensive end-of-chapter problems, examples, and appendices to help students solve real-world problems • Offers downloadable MATLAB® code at for solving typical optics problems • Highlights the most important and frequently used equations • Includes more than 500 illustrations, some in color

Selected Contents: Introduction. Basic Geometric Optics. Matrix Optics. Stops, Pupils, and Windows. Aberrations. Polarized Light. Interference. Diffraction. Gaussian Beams. Coherence. Fourier Optics. Radiometry and Photometry. Optical Detection. Nonlinear Optics. Appendices. References. Index. Catalog no. K10366, August 2011, 558 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0725-5, $89.95 Also available as an eBook


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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics New Edition!

The Science of Imaging An Introduction Second Edition

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

Graham Saxby

Zenghu Chang

University of Wolverhampton, UK (retired)

University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

“Graham Saxby proves to us in his brilliantly written and well-structured book that many essential topics of such a broad and comprehensive field can be squeezed into 352 pages. In my opinion, anyone having an interest on current imaging technologies should read it to extend their knowledge or to develop a broad vision on the field. … it is definitely suitable as a complementary textbook for undergraduate courses on imaging and optical technologies. … The explanations are extremely informative and easy to follow. In addition, the text is backed up with many excellent illustrations and intriguing real-life examples that I think many lecturers would want to make use of in their lectures.“

“This is an excellent textbook on attosecond optics … an invaluable source of knowledge for students or scientists who want to learn about this new domain of optics.“

—Doğa Gürsoy, Contemporary Physics, 2011

• Provides a new larger format with a wealth of illustrations • Introduces a new chapter on astronomical imaging • Includes major revisions in the areas of digital imaging and modern technology • Directs students to a wealth of online resources • Highlights essential formulas, while keeping complex mathematics to a minimum

Selected 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. Appendices. Catalog no. K10653, November 2010, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1286-0, $72.95 Also available as an eBook

—Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News, February 2012

“Dr. Chang’s book is truly amazing … Having this book available at this early stage of attosecond science is immensely helpful — my students love the book, too.“ —Gerhard G. Paulus, Texas A&M University and Max Planck Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics

“An extremely useful textbook … . This book provides not only a basic introduction to the concepts and techniques of attosecond pulse generation, characterization and application, but also a broad overview of the current state of the art … . Definitely a must-have in any ultrafast optics lab!“ —Pascal Salières, CEA-Saclay

• Explains the distinct mechanisms of attosecond pulse generation using femtosecond laser technologies using both semiclassical models and quantum mechanics theories • Introduces the technique for generating attosecond train because of its connection with high harmonic generation • Provides a standalone section with real examples of experimental applications of attosecond pulses • Offers answers to select problems and a table of atomic units and units in laser technology

Selected Contents: The Quest for Attosecond Optical Pulses. Femtosecond Driving Lasers. Stabilization of CarrierEnvelope Phase. Semiclassical Model. Strong Field Approximation. Phase Matching. Attosecond Pulse Trains. Single Isolated Attosecond Pulses. Applications of Attosecond Pulses. Appendix A: Solutions to Selected Problems. Index. Catalog no. 89374, February 2011, 547 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8937-0, $89.95 Also available as an eBook

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Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering


Introduction to BioMEMS Albert Folch University of Washington, Seattle, USA

“The field has been waiting for a true textbook that provides a practical, historical, authoritative, and comprehensive introduction to bioMEMS. It has finally arrived, courtesy of Albert Folch, complete with PowerPoint lectures and thoughtful homework questions. I highly recommend it.“ —David J. Beebe, University of Wisconsin–Madison

“A comprehensive, colorful textbook on the important field of bioMEMS. I will definitely recommend to my students!“ —Albert van den Berg, University of Twente

“Dr. Folch’s book is a monumental achievement which brings an authoritative and comprehensive account to the rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field of bioMEMS. …“ —Mehmet Toner, Harvard Medical School

“… It provides a visual feast of images that lead to a comprehensive understanding of many complex concepts. … an outstanding text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students … .“ —Fawwaz Habbal, Harvard University

“An excellent, easy-to-read textbook for everyone who wants to obtain a fundamental understanding of bioMEMS technology and get inspired about micro/nano bioengineering.“ —Nikos Chronis, University of Michigan

“With extensive citations of the current literature, explanations that really put the technology in context, clear enunciation of the motivations for miniaturization, and historical perspective, the author has made the material very accessible and clear … . I definitely recommend this textbook for bioengineering students.“ —Karen C. Cheung, University of British Columbia

• Focuses on the essentials of microfabrication • Presents in-depth coverage of the techniques of cell/protein micropatterning • Gives a thorough presentation of microfluidics, including theory, designs, and historical perspective • Explains how bioMEMS technology can increase the biochemical and biophysical complexity of cell culture microenvironments • Discusses how bioMEMS devices can improve fluid handling and increase experimentation throughput • Provides a good overall vision of how implantable microdevices have evolved, covering the origin of the field and the newest devices • Highlights fundamental concepts and defines them in an extensive glossary • Includes over 400 color figures, problem sets, design challenges, and key references • Offers downloadable PowerPoint slides for instructors

Selected Contents: How Do We Make Small Things? Micropatterning of Substrates and Cells Microfluidics Molecular Biology on a Chip Cell-Based Chips for Biotechnology BioMEMS for Cell Biology Tissue Microengineering Implantable Microdevices Appendix

This classroom-tested book—in color throughout— covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It gives students a real sense of how the field has grown by providing historical perspectives and covering the state of the art.


Index Catalog no. K10966, August 2012, 528 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1839-8 $89.95 Also available as an eBook

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Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering New!

Quantitative Biology From Molecular to Cellular Systems Edited by

Michael E. Wall Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

This book presents practical tools for the observation, modeling, design, and manipulation of biological systems from the molecular to cellular levels. It offers an introduction to fundamental concepts and computational, mathematical, and experimental studies of molecular and cellular behavior. The first section of the text covers basic, integrative concepts that form the foundation of the field. The next section reviews state-of-the-art methods in quantitative biology and case studies of specific systems. The last section focuses on important biological systems where modern quantitative methods are making an impact. • Provides an introductory overview of the field, emphasizing fundamental concepts and methodology • Illustrates how quantitative methods are applied to increase our understanding of biological systems from the molecular to cellular levels • Covers a broad spectrum of quantitative approaches, such as single molecule biochemistry, single cell behavior, and modeling cell-tocell variations • Includes detailed descriptions of important examples, from transcription to cell signaling and chemotaxis

Selected Contents: Free Energies, Landscapes, and Fitness in Evolution Dynamics. System Design Principles. Chance and Memory. Information Theory and Adaptation. Quantitative In Vitro Biochemistry, One Molecule at a Time. Small-Angle Scattering. Subcellular Signaling Dynamics. Single-Cell Behavior. Modeling Genetic Parts for Synthetic Biology. Modeling Cellular Variability. PKA: Prototype for Dynamic Signaling in Time and Space. Stochastic Simulation of the Phage Lambda Gene Regulatory Circuitry. Chemotaxis. Catalog no. K11344, August 2012, 392 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2722-2, $89.95

Introduction to Proteins Structure, Function, and Motion Amit Kessel Es-is Technologies Ltd., Givatayim, Israel

Nir Ben-Tal Tel Aviv University, Israel

“Introduction to Proteins is an excellent, state-ofthe-art choice for students, faculty, or researchers needing a monograph on protein structure. …The book is clear, well organized, aptly illustrated in color, and a pleasure to read. The first two chapters are an impressive textbook unto themselves … an excellent basis for an upper level or graduate course on protein structure … .“ —Eric Martz, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2012

“General principles are made intuitively clear based on well-chosen examples, many of them having relevance to disease. The book could fit well as a textbook in structural biology and molecular biophysics courses.“ —Barry Honig, Columbia University

• Discusses the main experimental and computational methods used today for studying protein structure and dynamics • Presents an extensive discussion of the energetics of protein structure • Covers intrinsically unstructured proteins to provide a complete and realistic view of the proteome and to explore the full repertoire of protein functions • Describes protein–ligand interactions • Explores the industrial use of enzymes in protein engineering and the rational design of protein targeting in pharmaceutical drugs • Identifies widely used and fully accessible Internet-based resources, such as databases and algorithms • Includes more than 350 color images throughout • Provides downloadable questions for each chapter at

Selected Contents: Introduction. Protein Structure. Methods of Structure Determination and Prediction. Energetics and Protein Stability. Protein Structural Dynamics. Non-Globular Proteins. Membrane Proteins. Protein–Ligand Interactions. Index. Catalog no. K10533, December 2010, 654 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1071-2, $83.95 Also available as an eBook

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Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Introduction to Experimental Biophysics Biological Methods for Physical Scientists

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems An Introduction to Biophysics

Jay Nadeau

Thomas M. Nordlund

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

“… a great resource for every working scientist in the physical sciences. It would also be a great supporting text to read as part of an introductory course in biophysical methods, particularly for graduate students and postdocs entering the field from other disciplines.“

“This terrific text offers a broad range of learning opportunities for many undergraduate majors. … It uses friendly language that avoids unnecessary technicalities and terminologies. … It will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters through quantitative examples—a modern way of learning biophysics.“

—Anthony J. Koleske, Yale University

“… clearly organized and beautifully illustrated. … a useful tool to undergraduate and graduate students … .“ —Françisco M. Raymo, University of Miami

“This book will be appropriate for any experimentalist in chemistry or physics who is moving into biological work. It will also be excellent reading material for undergraduate or graduate students who will be working in a biologically oriented lab, as well as for an advanced lab class in biophysics or bioengineering.“

—American Journal of Physics, February 2012

“The book contains a beautiful review of essential physics for understanding biological systems … The chapters on quantum mechanics and the interaction of photons with biological systems are particularly welcome, and set this book apart. …“ —Ernest Barreto, George Mason University

“This book is so far the best on the market in terms of an undergraduate biophysics textbook. It is very likely that I will adopt this textbook for my next year! …“

—Mark C. Williams, Northeastern University

—Liviu Movileanu, Syracuse University

• Gives all the necessary practical tools and conceptual background needed for students with no experience in experimental biology

• Provides a hands-on understanding of the movement of microorganisms, enabling students to analyze positions, velocities, and forces of real microorganisms

• Begins with an introduction to the building blocks of life—genes and proteins • Provides practical guidelines on handling these molecules, from purification to amplification to analysis

Selected Contents: Introduction and Background. Molecular Cloning of DNA and RNA. Expression of Genes in Bacteria, Yeast, and Cultured Mammalian Cells. Protein Expression Methods. Protein Crystallization. Introduction to Biological Light Microscopy. Quantitative Cell Culture Techniques. Semiconductor Nanoparticles (Quantum Dots). Gold Nanoparticles. Surface Functionalization Techniques. Electrophysiology. Spectroscopy Tools and Techniques. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

• Reviews the necessary mathematics, including geometry, calculus, and differential equations • Contains standard exercises, advanced problems, and miniprojects • Includes a CD-ROM with “active“ versions of Excel graphs and diagrams from the text, along with links to mathematical and biological/biochemical source data Solutions manual and presentation-quality diagrams available with qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: Introduction, Approach, and Tools. Structure and Function. Biological Activity: Quantum Microworld. Biological Activity: (Classical) Microworld. Appendices. Glossary. Further Resources. Index.

Catalog no. K11452, September 2011, 672 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-2953-0 $89.95

Catalog no. 89772, March 2011, 583 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8972-1, $89.95

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Medical Physics/Biomedical Imaging


Webb’s Physics of Medical Imaging Second Edition Edited by

M.A. Flower Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Praise for the First Edition:

• Presents the essential physics of medical imaging

“Steve Webb has produced a first-class book. … the text of choice for teaching graduate research students in this subspeciality of physics.“

• Covers each imaging modality in detail, eliminating the need to consult specialized texts

—Physics Today

“For all those requiring a comprehensive review of medical imaging techniques, at a fairly basic level, this text is highly recommended.“ —Australian Physicist

“This is a book well worth the money and I can strongly recommend it both as desk and bedside reading.“ —HPA Bulletin

• Provides many examples of clinical applications of medical imaging • Includes contributions from leading researchers and clinical scientists • Contains more than 400 high-quality figures, with some in color

Selected Contents: In the Beginning: The Origins of Medical Imaging Diagnostic Radiology with X-Rays

Since the publication of the best-selling, highly acclaimed first edition, the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging have changed significantly. Gathering these developments into one volume, Webb’s Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition presents the basic physics, modern technology, and up-to-date examples of clinical application across all the modalities of medical imaging.

New to the Second Edition:

X-Ray Transmission Computed Tomography Clinical Applications of X-Ray Computed Tomography in Radiotherapy Planning Radioisotope Imaging Diagnostic Ultrasound Spatially Localised Magnetic Resonance Physical Aspects of Infrared Imaging Imaging of Tissue Electrical Impedance Optical Imaging

• Coverage of state-of-the-art detector technology and computer processing used in medical imaging

Mathematics of Image Formation and Image Processing

• Chapters on medical image processing and multimodality imaging

Perception and Interpretation of Images

Medical Image Processing

• More than 50 percent new examples and over 80 percent new figures

Computer Requirements of Imaging Systems

Keeping the material accessible to graduate students, this well-illustrated book reviews the basic physics underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major techniques of x-radiology, computerized tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to infrared, electrical impedance, and optical imaging. The text also describes the mathematics of medical imaging, image processing, image perception, computational requirements, and multimodality imaging.


Multimodality Imaging Index

Catalog no. IP743, June 2012, 864 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7503-0573-0 $89.95 Also available as an eBook

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Medical Physics/Biomedical Imaging

Physiology, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Edited by

Andrew W. Wood Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Developed from the authors’ courses in medical biophysics and biomedical instrumentation, this textbook shows students how biophysics and biomedical engineering have advanced modern medicine. It brings together the physical principles underlying human physiological processes and the physical methods used to monitor these processes. Requiring only basic mathematical knowledge, the text supplements mathematical formulae with qualitative explanations and illustrations to encourage an intuitive grasp on the processes discussed. While the text focuses on human biological systems, some of the principles also apply to plants, bacteria, and other animals. The first section of the book presents a general introduction to physiological systems and describes specialized methods used to record electrical events from biological tissue. The next part examines molecules involved in cell transport and signaling as well as the proteins relevant in cells’ ability to contract and generate tension. The text goes on to cover the properties of the heart, blood, and circulation and the monitoring of cardiac and circulatory function. It then discusses the importance of the interrelationship of pressures and flows in organ systems, such as the lungs and kidneys, and details the organization and function of the nervous system. After focusing on the systems used to monitor signals, the book explores modeling, biomechanics, and emerging technologies, including the progressive miniaturization of sensors and actuators in biomedical engineering. • Offers a multidisciplinary approach to human biological systems • Highlights the application of physics and engineering methods to medicine and biology • Gives students a solid basis for understanding the physiological processes in the human body

Selected Contents: INTRODUCTION: Introduction to Physiological Systems. Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits for Biomedicine. Properties of Electrodes. MAINLY MOLECULES: Molecular Biophysics. Membrane Biophysics. Excitability and Synapses. Skeletal Muscle Biophysics. HEART AND CIRCULATION: Cardiac Biophysics. Rheology of Blood. The Vascular System: Blood Flow Patterns in Various Parts of the Circulation. Cardiovascular System Monitoring. LUNGS, KIDNEYS, AND SPECIAL MONITORING: Respiratory Biophysics. Renal Biophysics and Dialysis. Cardiopulmonary Perfusion and Advanced Surgical Techniques. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: Organization of the Human Central Nervous System. The Biophysics of Sensation—General. Vision. Audition and Vestibular Sense. Chemical Senses. SYSTEMS AND SIGNALS: Physiological Signal Processing. Bioelectrical Signals: The Electroencephalogram. Magnetic Stimulation and Biomagnetic Signals. Medical Imaging. Microscopy and Biophotonics. SYSTEMS INTEGRATION: Physiological Modeling. Biomechanics and Biomaterials. Biosensors and Emerging Technologies. Answers to Questions. Index.

• Draws on the classroom material of experienced lecturers • Incorporates a range of numerical problems with worked solutions • Provides MATLAB® code for advanced mathematical analysis of physiological and clinical monitoring systems

Catalog no. C6513, February 2012, 782 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6513-8 $99.95 Also available as an eBook

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Medical Physics/Biomedical Imaging New Edition!

Applied Medical Image Processing A Basic Course Wolfgang Birkfellner Medical University of Vienna, Austria

“… an ideal text for anyone who is new to medical image processing. …“ —Sarah Cade, Scope, December 2011

“The CD adds substantial value to the text and serves as an excellent guide to practice the information covered in the text. … Several books on image processing have been published recently, and this book takes a backseat to none of them. … Students who take a course where this book is used as the course text will be fortunate indeed.“ —William Hendee, Medical Physics, December 2010

“[A]n outstanding work … important concepts and definitions are described concisely and well. … a well-written, coherent, and comprehensive work covering the major topics in the field, suitable as a standalone text … students will find the entire volume to be filled with important information.“ —Edward J. Ciaccio, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2011

• Provides a self-contained introduction to the field, emphasizing special requirements for processing medical imaging data • Includes many practical examples for MATLAB® and Octave with a CD-ROM featuring image material and program files • Covers three-dimensional volume data sets commonly encountered in tomographic imaging • Addresses the most frequently used visualization techniques in medical imaging • Requires little more than basic algebra and basic programming skills

Selected 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. Index. Catalog no. K11176, September 2010, 403 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2444-3, $72.95

Physics for Diagnostic Radiology Third Edition P.P. Dendy Addenbrookes NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK

B. Heaton Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services, UK

“This is the third edition of a well-established and popular textbook on physics of diagnostic radiology. It is a textbook written in a clear and concise style, supported by excellent illustrations. The textbook describes recent state-of-the-art advances in medical imaging in a way radiologists, radiographers and medical physicists will find easy to understand. It is internationally recognised as one of the key textbooks in its field.“ —Keith Faulkner, North East Strategic Health Authority, UK

• Helps students understand how various imaging techniques work • Follows the guidelines issued by the European Federation of Organisations in Medical Physics for training in diagnostic radiology • Contains end-of-chapter exercises as well as several multiple choice questions at the back of the book for students to assess their understanding of the basic principles • Includes extensive cross-referencing, text references, and recommendations for further reading

Selected Contents: Fundamentals of Radiation Physics and Radioactivity. Production of X-Rays. Interaction of X-Rays and Gamma Rays with Matter. Radiation Measurement. The Image Receptor. The Radiological Image. Assessment of Image Quality and Optimisation. Tomographic Imaging with X-Rays. Special Radiographic Techniques. Diagnostic Imaging with Radioactive Materials. PET Imaging. Radiobiology and Generic Radiation Risks. Radiation Doses and Risks to Patients. Practical Radiation Protection and Legislation. Diagnostic Ultrasound. MRI. Digital Image Storage and Handling. Multiple Choice Questions. Index. Catalog no. 83155, August 2011, 720 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8315-6, $79.95 Also available as an eBook

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Medical Physics/Biomedical Imaging New Edition!

Essentials of Functional MRI Patrick W. Stroman Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

“A comprehensive book, combining a strong theoretical background with profound practical hints for the use of fMRI in medical research … represents a major step forward.“ —Massimo Filippi, Scientific Institute HSR, Italy

“I find the book packed with information. It will be useful for both a clinical audience and MR technologists.“ —W. Einar Mencl, Haskins Laboratories and Yale University

With a minimum of technical jargon and advanced mathematics, this color book presents a solid, practical foundation on fMRI as a tool for research and practice. The author reviews research and clinical applications for disease diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and surgical planning. He also covers the underlying biophysical mechanisms that relate MRI changes to neuronal activity as well as the expanded use of fMRI beyond the brain to the brainstem and spinal cord. • Presents detailed examples and a comprehensive glossary that reviews the extensive jargon used in the field • Explains how to design and analyze an fMRI study • Provides an overview of alternative fMRI methods • Discusses fMRI of the cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord

Selected Contents: Introduction. Basic Concepts. Source of the MR Signal and Its Properties. The Fundamental Building Blocks of MR Imaging Methods: Spin-Echoes and Gradient-Echoes. Creating an Image from the MR Signal. Principles and Practice of fMRI. fMRI Study Design. fMRI Data Analysis. Clinical Applications of fMRI. Supplementary MRI Methods. Glossary. Appendices. Catalog no. K10992, June 2011, 311 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-1878-7, $79.95

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

“… textbooks introducing this topic to students from non-scientific backgrounds need to present the fundamental theory in a manner that is easily grasped yet sufficiently in depth to enable the reader to appreciate its application to real problems. Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine manages to tread this fine line admirably. … To make this second edition up to date, the author describes a number of recent advances … the contents are thoroughly grounded in well-explained practical examples. … [a] well-researched book that renders complex subject matter thoroughly understandable and enjoyable.“ —Contemporary Physics, 2011

Fully updated, this work builds on the best-selling 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 applications-dedicated chapters adhere to simple and self-contained qualitative explanations that make use of examples and illustrations. • Introduces state-of-the-art medical physics and emerging technologies • Contains case studies, worked examples, and exercises • Offers supporting material online Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected 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. MRI. Catalog no. C9438, April 2009, 448 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-58488-943-4, $62.95 Also available as an eBook

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Nuclear Physics New!

Interaction of Radiation with Matter Hooshang Nikjoo Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Shuzo Uehara Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Dimitris Emfietzoglou University of Ioannina, Greece

Designed for radiation interaction courses, Interaction of Radiation with Matter is the ideal platform for teaching students in medical/health physics and nuclear engineering. It gives students a solid grounding in the physical understanding of radiation track structure in living matter, enabling them to pursue further work in radiological physics and radiation dosimetry. The book focuses on the physics of the interactions of ionizing radiation in living matter and the Monte Carlo simulation of radiation tracks. Clearly progressing from an elementary level to the state of the art, the text explores the classical physics of track description as well as modern aspects based on condensed matter physics.

Selected Contents: Section I: Introduction Basic Knowledge of Radiation Atoms Atomic Nucleus Radioactivity X-Rays Interaction of Photons with Matter Interaction of Electrons with Matter

The first section of the textbook discusses the fundamentals of the radiation field. In the second section, the authors describe the cross sections for electrons and heavy ions—the most important information needed for simulating radiation track at the molecular level. The third section details the inelastic scattering and energy loss of charged particles in condensed media, particularly liquid water. The final section contains a large number of questions and problems to reinforce learning.

Interaction of Heavy Charged Particles with Matter

• Includes the relevant atomic physics background

Cross Sections for Interactions of Low-Energy Protons (<1 MeVu–1) in Water

• Describes the interactions of photons, electrons, and heavy charged particles with matter • Covers modeling and simulation techniques, showing how to simulate radiation tracks in a computer experiment • Highlights applications in medical/health physics and radiation biology • Draws on the authors’ many years of teaching radiation interaction and microdosimetry courses • Provides numerous references at the end of each chapter as well as exercises at the back of the book Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

δ-Ray, Restricted Stopping Power, and LET Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation Section II: Cross Sections for Interactions of Photons with Matter Cross Sections for Interactions of Electrons with Water

Cross Sections for Interactions of Low-Energy αParticles (<2 MeVu–1) in Water Cross Sections for Interactions of High-Energy Protons (>1 MeVu–1) in Water Model Calculations Using Track Structure Data of Electrons Model Calculations Using Track Structure Data of Ions Section III: Inelastic Scattering of Charged Particles in Condensed Media: A Dielectric Theory Perspective Section IV: Questions and Problems

Catalog no. K12473, June 2012, 364 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5357-3 $129.95 Also available as an eBook

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Nuclear Physics New Edition!

Measurement and Detection of Radiation

Experiments in Nuclear Science

Third Edition

Rutgers University at Camden, New Jersey, USA

Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

Sidney A. Katz

University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Jeff C. Bryan

Sheldon Landsberger

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA

The University of Texas, Austin, USA

“This book provides a solid introduction to radiation detection and measurement for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students in the fields of nuclear science and engineering. … a good background reference by those interested in a refresher course in the physics underlying detection. …“ —Olivier Gayou, Doody’s Listings and Reviews, August 2011

Based on experiments performed by hundreds of students, this laboratory manual provides hands-on opportunities for developing insights into the origins and properties of nuclear radiations, their interactions with matter, their detection and measurement, and their applications. Each experiment includes an overview of the scientific phenomenon; instructions for conducting the experiments, recording and analyzing the data, and reporting the results; specific questions relating to the experiments; and several relevant problems.

The third edition of this bestseller illustrates the fundamentals of nuclear interactions and radiation detection with a multitude of examples and problems. This edition includes a new chapter on the latest applications of radiation detection, updated topics, many new references, and a completely updated bibliography.

• Presents 32 hands-on experiments validated for safety and pedagogy in the undergraduate instructional laboratory

• Explores many applications of radiation detection technology and nuclear instrumentation, from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear medicine

• Employs Excel for data handling

• Covers data analysis for counting experiments

Selected Contents:

• Includes end-of-chapter problems as well as numerous examples throughout

Characteristics of Geiger-Muller Counters. Resolving Time. Background Corrections. Inverse Square Law. Corrections for Geometry Factors. Back Scatter of Radiation. Corrections for Self-Absorption. Range of Beta Radiations. Absorption of Beta Radiation. Absorption of Gamma Radiation. Radioactive Decay and Instrument Efficiency. Half-Life Determination. Investigation of Two Independently Decaying Radionuclides. Half-Life of a Long-Lived Radionuclide. Autoradiography. Calibration and Operation of the Electroscope. Properties of Proportional Counters. Integral Spectra. Gamma Spectrometry Liquid Scintillation Counting. Separation by Precipitation. Chromatographic Separation. Random Errors. Duplicate Samples. …

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Selected Contents: 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. Relative and Absolute Measurements. Introduction to Spectroscopy. Electronics. Data Analysis Methods. Photon (Gamma-Ray and X-Ray) Spectroscopy. Charged-Particle Spectroscopy. Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy. Activation Analysis. Health Physics Fundamentals. Applications of Radiation Detection. Appendices. Index.

• Reinforces fundamental principles and assists in the development of lab skills • Makes use of off-the-shelf instrumentation • Demonstrates concepts relevant to a number of career opportunities

Catalog no. K11568, August 2010, 198 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-3481-7 $49.95

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High Energy and Particle Physics


Group Theory for High Energy Physicists Mohammad Saleem Punjab University, Pakistan

Muhammad Rafique Group theory has played an exciting and significant role in the development of various disciplines of physics. This text provides an introduction to the group theory of the symmetries of the standard model of elementary particle physics. Suitable for graduate students, it assumes competence in intermediate physics but makes the material accessible for newcomers to the subject. The book covers group theory, group representations, continuous groups, as well as symmetry and Lie groups. It also presents numerous worked examples and problems. • Offers an introduction to group theory suitable for graduate students • Describes group representations, continuous groups, and Lie groups

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

“This book would be of great utility to learn and do high-quality particle physics in the age of LHC for both theorists and experimentalists. …“ —Contemporary Physics, 2011

“I heartily recommend it to particle physicists … a firm, graduate-level foundation for theoretical physicists who plan to pursue concepts beyond the Standard Model to a greater depth.“ —Philip Burrows, CERN Courier, June 2010

Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption Catalog no. C7906, December 2009, 675 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7906-7, $79.95

• Includes worked examples and problems in each chapter Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: ELEMENTS OF GROUP THEORY: Some Characteristics of Group Elements. Permutation Groups. Multiplication Table. Subgroups. Power of an Element of a Group. Cyclic Groups. Cosets. Conjugate Elements and Conjugate Classes. Conjugate Subgroups. Normal Subgroups. Centre of a Group. Factor Group. Mapping. Homomorphism. Kernel. Isomorphism. Direct Product of Groups. Direct Product of Subgroups. GROUP REPRESENTATIONS: Linear Vector Spaces. Linearly Independent Vectors. … CONTINUOUS GROUPS: Groups of Linear Transformations. Order of a Group of Transformations. Lie Groups. Generators of Lie Groups. Real Orthogonal Group in 2 Dimensions: O(2). Generators of SU (2). Generators of SU (3). Generators and Parameterisation of a Group. … SYMMETRY, LIE GROUPS, AND PHYSICS: Symmetry. Casimir Operators. Symmetry Group and Unitary Symmetry. Symmetry and Physics. Group Theory and Elementary Particles. Appendices. Index. Catalog no. K14790, September 2012, c. 160 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1063-0, $79.95 Also available as an eBook

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Gauge Theories in Particle Physics A Practical Introduction, Fourth Edition (Two-Volume Set) Ian J.R. Aitchison Oxford, UK

Anthony J.G. Hey Southampton University, UK

Taking into account recent experimental progress, this revised and updated edition of a classic textbook provides an accessible and practical introduction to the three gauge theories included in the Standard Model of particle physics. For each theory, the authors discuss the main conceptual points, detail many practical calculations of physical quantities from first principles, and compare these quantitative predictions with experimental results. A solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption. Catalog no. K14937, December 2012, c. 1034 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1317-4, $129.95

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Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics Statistical and Thermal Physics An Introduction Michael J.R. Hoch Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Highly detailed and profoundly thorough, this comprehensive introduction provides insight into basic concepts at an advanced undergraduate level. It discusses quantum gases in depth and presents advanced topics, including the Legendre transform, the density matrix, chemical reactions, and irreversible thermodynamics. • Develops microscopic statistical physics and macroscopic classical thermodynamic descriptions in tandem • Introduces concepts of temperature, internal energy, and entropy using two systems as models: ideal gases and ideal paramagnets • Includes in-text exercises and numerous end-of-chapter problems to develop knowledge and encourage problem solving • Discusses the Legendre transform, the density matrix, chemical reactions, and irreversible thermodynamics Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: CLASSICAL THERMAL PHYSICS: THE MICROCANONICAL ENSEMBLE: Introduction to Classical Thermal Physics Concepts: The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Microstates and the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy. Applications of Thermodynamics to Gases and Condensed Matter, Phase Transitions, and Critical Phenomena. QUANTUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND THERMAL PHYSICS APPLICATIONS: The Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles and Distributions. Quantum Distribution Functions, Fermi–Dirac and Bose–Einstein Statistics, Photons, and Phonons. The Classical Ideal Gas, Maxwell–Boltzmann Statistics, Nonideal Systems. The Density Matrix, Reactions and Related Processes, and Introduction to Irreversible Thermodynamics. Appendices. Index.


Statistical Thermodynamics Understanding the Properties of Macroscopic Systems Lukong Cornelius Fai University of Dschang, Cameroon, and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Gary Matthew Wysin Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA

Presenting a look at the modern evolution of statistical thermodynamics, this book provides a detailed overview of the statistical principles used to obtain the physical and thermodynamic properties of macroscopic systems. Going further than many advanced textbooks, it covers Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac statistics, and lattice dynamics as well as applications in polaron theory, electronic gas in a magnetic field, thermodynamics of dielectrics, and magnetic materials in a magnetic field. The text also examines statistical thermodynamics using functional integration and Feynman path integrals. It features physical results along with worked problems. • Provides a thorough account of advanced modern theories • Explores applications from modern physics • Includes worked examples and problems • Covers Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac statistics, and lattice dynamics

Selected Contents: Basic Principles of Statistical Physics. Thermodynamics. Canonical Distribution. Ideal Gases. Quantum Statistics of Ideal Gases. The Electron Gas in a Magnetic Field. Thermodynamics of Magnetic Materials in a Magnetic Field. Thermodynamics of Dielectrics in an Electric Field. Periodic Function of a Reciprocal Lattice. Lattice Dynamics. Condensed Bodies (and Phonons). Functional Integration in Statistical Physics. Catalog no. K14792, October 2012, c. 552 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-1067-8, $79.95 Also available as an eBook

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Astronomy and Astrophysics

General and Introductory Physics New Edition!

An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres Agustin Sanchez-Lavega University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

“… an excellently written introductory book that presents the state of the art of planetary atmospheric science. …“ —Andrzej Icha, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2012

“There are relatively few good basic textbooks on the physics of planetary atmospheres and a new volume, especially one as good as this, is a welcome addition. …“ —F.W. Taylor, Contemporary Physics, 2011

“Finally, instructors and students have a book with in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics … a valuable resource for graduate students … . Upperlevel undergraduates … will also surely be glad of the availability of a textbook that synthesizes our knowledge of planetary atmospheres. …“ —David Catling, University of Washington

• Applies and extends the theoretical foundations of an atmospheric topic to all planets and satellites with an atmosphere • Presents a unified scheme of the processes occurring in atmospheres • Offers a comparative vision of the phenomena in atmospheres that encompasses recent planetary space mission discoveries • Reviews the observational methods and current facilities used to explore planetary atmospheres on Earth and in space • Includes end-of-chapter exercises with solutions • Provides supplementary materials at

Selected Contents: Introduction to Planets and Planetary Systems. Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres. Spectroscopy and Composition. Vertical Temperature Structure. Clouds in Planets. Upper and Tenuous Atmospheres. Global Atmospheric Motions. Atmospheric Dynamics-I: Waves. Atmospheric Dynamics-II: Instability. Appendix. Bibliography. References. Index. Catalog no. C6732, September 2010, 629 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6732-3, $94.95 Also available as an eBook

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

“… the book could act as a vade mecum for students studying physics in their final years at school and their introductory courses to modern physics at university. … excellent for making much of physics more accessible.“ —Contemporary Physics, January 2011

“I will be teaching a physics/art history hybrid course and will be using either Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics, Second Edition or From Atoms to Galaxies: A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness. … both are great books. … I anticipate a fun teaching experience while using these texts and hope to use them again in the future.“ —Steve Zides, Wofford College

This new edition of a popular text continues to take students on a uniquely accessible journey through physics. Fully illustrated, the book explores major discoveries and the scientists behind them as well as developments in string theory, the far-reaching M-theory, and a number of other surprises. • Explains the basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity • Explores developments in the structure of matter, the origin of the universe, and the beginning of time • Discusses the various scientists who are behind the major discoveries of physics • Provides numerous examples of everyday physics • Uses photographs, drawings, and cartoons to clarify material Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: Introductory Concepts. The Laws of Mechanics. The Structure of Matter. Thermodynamics. Electricity and Magnetism. Waves. Modern Physics. Appendices. Glossary. Catalog no. K10534, December 2009, 567 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-1073-6 $64.95 Also available as an eBook


General and Introductory Physics From Atoms to Galaxies A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness

The Silicon Web Physics for the Internet Age

Sadri Hassani

Michael G. Raymer

Illinois State University, Normal, USA

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

“… present[s] some of the most striking ideas behind physics but also give[s] students and the general public the opportunity of reflecting on the implications of these ideas and provide[s] them with the tools to draw a distinction between scientific fact and nonsense. … The book can be used as an introductory textbook which can work at different levels. … This should provide enough material for teachers or lecturers, both in science and humanities, to narrow the gap between the two cultures.“

“… the author shows how semiconductors and networks require a good understanding of physics ‘by discovery’ … . Following a story that requires only high-school mathematics, the reader is transported from mechanics to thermodynamics, wave propagation, quantum mechanics and even to basic electronic engineering concepts …“

—Contemporary Physics, 2011

“Intellectually inspirational, comprehensively informational and tangibly consistent in title, substance and organization respectively. … recommended …“ —Zia Khan, Reviews, 2010

• Maintains a strictly conceptual approach in teaching physics to nonscience university students • Presents numerous “Food for Thought“ sections to scrutinize misconceptions • Requires only high school level math • Includes answers to challenging questions posed in each chapter, a glossary, a set of guiding questions, conceptual exercises, and numerical problems at the end of each chapter • Offers a CD that contains a wealth of mathematical information Test bank and interactive lecture presentations available with qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents: In the Beginning. Newtonian Era. Waves and Electromagnetism. Thermodynamics. Twentieth Century Physics: Quantum Theory. Twentieth Century Physics: Relativity Theory. Twentieth Century Physics: Microcosmology. Twentieth Century Physics: Macrocosmology. Nature of Science. Catalog no. K10421, May 2010, 753 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0849-8, $89.95 Also available as an eBook

—Optics & Photonics News (OPN), January 2011

“… look into this text for adoption with its many hints as a PER [physics education research]-influenced text.“ —John L. Hubisz, The Physics Teacher, November 2010

“… a text 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

“[A] stunningly rich story about the Internet and its associated technologies … an elegant and elaborate textbook … All the important physics is here, but presented in an engaging way, with modern examples.“ —Louis A. Bloomfield, author of How Things Work

• Balances treatment of the physics and technology • Requires no prior background or training in higher math • Offers optional enrichment sections with more sophisticated physics • Includes study questions, end-of-chapter problem sets, and real-life exercises • Provides real-world examples of the social impacts of technology

Selected 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, June 2009, 600 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0311-0, $96.95


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