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Contents Applied and Industrial Physics ..........................3 Applied Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics ............4 Astronomy and Astrophysics ............................6 Atomic and Molecular Physics ..........................7 Page 3

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Biophysics ........................................................8 Chemical Physics ............................................11 Computational Physics....................................12 General and Introductory Physics....................13 Condensed Matter and Materials Science ......17 Page 12

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Medical Physics ..............................................20 Particle/High Energy Physics ..........................23 Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics ................25 Quantum Physics ............................................29 Plasma Physics ................................................30 New Handbooks in Medical Physics ................31

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Applied and Industrial Physics

Thermal Imaging Cameras Characteristics and Performance

Chromatic Monitoring of Complex Conditions Edited by

Thomas Williams

G.R. Jones, A.G. Deakin, and J.W. Spencer

Bromley, Kent, UK

University of Liverpool, UK

Written by a recipient of the Callendar Medal from the Institute of Measurement and Control, this work expands our current understanding of thermal imaging and, most importantly, provides a sound quantitative basis for evaluating the suitability of various thermal imagers for particular applications. Using a practical approach that keeps theory and mathematics to a minimum, it reviews the important performance parameters for industrial, laboratory, and surveillance applications as well as how these parameters can be measured. The book focuses on the standard form of imaging camera but also describes the different specialized forms of thermal imagers useful to anyone working with these systems.

With contributions from international authorities, this volume shows how chromatic analysis is useful for investigating diverse complex systems and for processing large amounts of information about system behavior, from direct physical parameters to holistic system overviews. By covering the broad capabilities of the methodology, it provides the basis for adapting chromatic techniques in future work.

Providing detailed descriptions of the equipment and techniques that can be used for testing complete thermal imagers as well as in the testing of the main subunits of a thermal imager, this reference will prove invaluable not only to those who use, test, and design thermal imagers, but also to anyone designing equipment or making measurements in the thermal band of wavelengths.

Features • Covers the many applications for thermal imaging cameras • Includes testing procedures and details calibration issues • Provides a complete glossary • Supplies two appendices that cover simple theory for objective measurement of MRTD and MDTD and the problem of aliasing in imaging systems that use detector arrays • Offers additional references on specific applications and techniques • Reviews all imaging systems and components Catalog no. C7185, 2009, 238 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7185-6, $99.95 / £60.99

Taking a practical approach that utilizes many examples and graphs, the book presents the origin and methodology of chromaticity, before delving into the various applications of chromatic methods. It first describes characteristics of chromatic systems and chromatic processing algorithms, such as H, S, V transformation and basic x, y, z algorithms. The book then discusses the areas in which chromatic monitoring can be deployed, including for: • • • • • •

Electrical plasmas Industrial liquids Broadband interferometry and polarimetry Nonintrusive behavior monitoring High-voltage transformer gases Acoustical and vibrational signals in mechanical systems • Noninvasive biological tissue probing • Environmental monitoring

Features • Explores the application of basic and advanced chromatic methods in assorted areas across diverse fields including biology, industrial engineering, and environmental monitoring • Balances the use of diagrams and mathematical descriptions, encouraging full comprehension of the material • Contains nearly 30 color figures • Provides examples of graphical polar plots, such as process life cycles that have centers of gravity Catalog no. C9888, 2008, 296 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-988-5, $119.95 / £76.99

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Applied Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics New!

Coming soon!

Applied Mechanics of Solids

Quasilinear Hyperbolic Systems, Compressible Flows, and Waves

Allan F. Bower Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

“It’s 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

“This book is great for materials science and engineering students who are interested in both classic and state-of-the-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 complete introduction to the analysis of deformation, stress, and failure in materials or components. It 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.

Features • 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 • Assesses simple analytical solutions to explain how to set up properly posed boundary and initial value problems

Vishnu D. Sharma Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

A self-contained discussion of quasilinear hyperbolic PDEs and systems, this book includes carefully chosen physical examples in gas dynamics and shallow water theory. It introduces the necessary mathematical concepts in the first three chapters, which cover wave propagation problems and the issues to be developed in the remainder of the text. The book describes the applications of the characteristic approach, singular surface theory, asymptotic methods, self-similarity and group theoretic methods, and the theory of generalized functions to several concrete physical examples from radiation gas dynamics, magneto gas dynamics, and nonequilibrium flows.

Features • Provides a coherent account of the subject to a wide audience, integrating methods and ideas that are scattered in the literature • Covers several techniques, ideas, and results that emphasize nonlinear theory and introduce some of the most active research areas in the field • Explains the material in a systematic manner starting from elementary applications and progressing gradually to areas of current research • Includes general remarks and open problems at the end of sections or chapters

Contents

• Offers problem sets and sample code on the author’s website

Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws. Scalar Hyperbolic Equations in One Dimension. Hyperbolic Systems in One-Space Dimension. Evolution of Weak Waves in Hyperbolic Systems. Asymptotic Waves for Quasilinear Systems. SelfSimilar Solutions Involving Discontinuities and Their Interaction. Kinematics of a Shock of Arbitrary Strength.

Catalog no. K10131, January 2010, 820 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0247-2, $89.95 / £57.99

Catalog no. K11669, May 2010, c. 280 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-3690-3, $99.95 / £63.99

• Provides an understanding of algorithms implemented in software code

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Applied Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics Coming soon!

Computational Hydrodynamics of Capsules and Biological Cells Edited by

An Introduction to Gravity Currents and Intrusions

C. Pozrikidis

Marius Ungarish

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Technion, Haifa, Israel

In recent years, computational hydrodynamics of capsules and biological cells has attracted a great deal of attention. This volume explores the recent developments in computational and mathematical methods. It presents in-depth discussions on a broad range of physical, biological, modeling, and computational concepts. The book touches on the subjects of classical biomechanics, advanced mathematical techniques, and highperformance computing. A world leader in this field of research, the editor also covers the areas of bioengineering, chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and mechanical engineering. Ancillary materials are available on http://dehesa.freeshell.org/CC2

Written by a recognized authority active in gravity current research, this book provides an up-todate, self-contained, and systematic introduction to the study, interpretation, and prediction of gravity current flows. Using a simple mathematical framework, the author supplies readers with the foundation required to formulate problems, interpret experimental results and measurements data, obtain simple and insightful analytical estimates and solutions, and develop or implement numerical codes for related problems. Catalog no. C9039, 2009, 512 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-903-8, $89.95 / £54.99

Features • Details a broad range of physical, biological, modeling, and computational concepts • Discusses classical biomechanics and highperformance computing • Covers advanced mathematical techniques • Presents up-to-date computational techniques in biofluid dynamics

Contents Flow-Induced Deformation of Two-Dimensional Biconcave Capsules. Flow-Induced Deformation of Artificial Capsules. A High-Resolution Fast Boundary-Integral Method for Multiple Interacting Blood Cells. Simulating Microscopic Hemodynamics and Hemorheology with the Immersed-Boundary Lattice Boltzmann Method. Front-Tracking Methods for Capsules, Vesicles, and Blood Cells. Dissipative Particle Dynamics Modeling of Red Blood Cells. Simulation of Red Blood Cell Motion in Microvessels and Bifurcations. Multiscale Modeling of Transport and Receptor-Mediated Adhesion of Platelets in the Bloodstream. Index. Catalog no. K11057, June 2010, c. 319 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-2005-6, $129.95 / £82.00

Applied Hydrodynamics An Introduction to Ideal and Real Fluid Flows Hubert Chanson University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

“[T]he combination of theoretical aspects, perfectly developed, with an applied point of view directly related to engineering and research, is an additional asset which is not found in other books covering the same field. … this book should interest all the students, engineers, researchers and teachers in fluid mechanics … strongly recommended.” —Frederic Murzyn, ESTACA, France

“This handbook is of excellent quality and is a great addition to the literature on fluid mechanics.” —Pierre Lubin, Université de Bordeaux, France

Catalog no. K10277, 2009, 478 pp., ISBN: 978-0-415-49271-3, $159.95 / £97.00

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Astronomy and Astrophysics

New!

New!

Lunar Settlements

Physics of the Sun

Edited by

A First Course

Haym Benaroya

Dermott J. Mullan

Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

University of Delaware, Newark, USA

Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors, including former astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison H. Schmitt, offer their insights into how certain technological, physiological, and psychological challenges must be met to make permanent lunar settlements possible.

With an emphasis on numerical modeling, this text presents a quantitative examination of the physical structure of the Sun and the conditions of its extended atmosphere. It enables a practical appreciation of how various physical processes determine the variation of physical parameters from the center of the Sun to the surface. The author also gives step-by-step explanations for calculating the numerical values of various physical quantities.

Catalog no. 83325, February 2010, 801 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8332-3, $149.95 / £89.99

Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage

Catalog no. C3074, January 2010, 390 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8307-1, $79.95 / £49.99

Coming soon!

Extra-Solar Planets The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems

Edited by

Ann Darrin Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA

Edited by

Beth L. O’Leary

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA

Martin Hendry

Expanding the discipline of archaeology into the cosmos, this unique volume offers a perspective rarely considered. It discusses the trail of debris that humankind has left behind during space exploration as artifacts worthy of investigation. Gathering together a number of leading thinkers, the book discusses the landscape of space, spacecraft forensics and field techniques, our environmental footprints, and the establishment of an archaeological record in space.

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Bonnie Steves

Catalog no. 84313, 2009, 1035 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8431-3, $159.95 / £97.00

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Now that we are able to go beyond the discovery of gas giants to locate smaller planets, the hunt is on for a planet that exhibits those just right conditions for supporting life. With contributions from recognized world leaders, this text offers the solid foundation required by graduate students, yet also encourages further study by looking at advanced topics. It considers the most recent theories about the creation and development of planets. Catalog no. C8344, July 2010, c. 352 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8344-6, $119.95 / £76.99

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Atomic and Molecular Physics New!

Cold Molecules

Linearly Polarized IR Spectroscopy

Theory, Experiment, Applications

Theory and Applications for Structural Analysis

Roman V. Krems

Bojidarka Koleva

Edited by University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

William C. Stwalley

Sofia University, Bulgaria

University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

Tsonko Kolev

Bretislav Friedrich

Plovdiv University, Bulgaria

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

This book introduces linearly polarized IR spectroscopy as a method of molecular structural analysis. Examples demonstrate both the advantages and limitations of this technique. The text explains the possible applications of this new orientation technique for the structural characterization of various chemicals. More specifically, it demonstrates how to obtain important information about the structure and spectral properties of oriented compounds. Catalog no. K11223, April 2010, c. 232 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-2559-4, $129.95 / £82.00

The Fragment Molecular Orbital Method

Featuring a foreword by Nobel laureate Dudley Herschbach, this interdisciplinary book discusses novel methods to create and thermally isolate molecules at temperatures near absolute zero. It also surveys the research done with and on cold molecules to date. The book focuses on applications of cold polar molecules in diverse areas of research, such as quantum condensed-matter physics, quantum computation, coherent control of molecular processes, and chemical physics. Catalog no. 59033, 2009, 753 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-5903-8, $149.95 / £95.00

Practical Applications to Large Molecular Systems

Quantum Theory of High-Energy Ion-Atom Collisions

Edited by

Dzevad Belkic

Dmitri G. Fedorov RICS, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan

Kazuo Kitaura Kyoto University, Japan

Answering the need to facilitate quantum-chemical calculations of systems with thousands of atoms, Kazuo Kitaura and co-workers developed the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method in 1999. Written by the inventors of the FMO process, this book demonstrates applications to biochemical studies that emphasize actual simulations. The authors make the FMO method accessible to general scientists and provide a CD-ROM with software to assist scientists in performing calculations.

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Fast ion-atom collisions are of paramount importance in many high-priority branches of science and technology. This book focuses on multifaceted mechanisms of collisional phenomena with heavy ions and atoms at non-relativistic high energies. It provides a state-of-the-art review of the non-relativistic theory of high-energy ionatom collisions. The author covers the most important theoretical methods currently available, examines cross sections and collisional rates for fast ion-atom collisions, and discusses simultaneous electron transfer and ionization. Catalog no. C7281, 2009, 432 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-728-7, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. 78488, 2009, 288 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7848-0, $129.95 / £78.99

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Biophysics New!

New!

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

FLIM Microscopy in Biology and Medicine

Edited by

Ammasi Periasamy

Robert Splinter

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Edited by

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Robert M. Clegg

This handbook presents a quantitative physical description of all aspects of cellular and organ performance and the methods used to measure these functions. Moreover, it covers the physics necessary to understand the theoretical and practical basis for development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The expert contributors offer a foundation in relevant physical principles and technology critical to understanding biological functioning for application to biomedical research and healthcare. Throughout, they emphasize aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in relation to normal physiological functions. The book addresses major healthcare challenges as well as the development of artificial organs and prosthetic devices. The contents are organized by organ type and biological function. In addition to the physical descriptions, each chapter discusses principles of related clinical diagnostic methods and technological aspects of therapeutic applications.

Features • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the physics and physical chemistry of biological organisms as well as the physics of imaging and diagnostics • Offers detailed coverage of physics related to human physiology, along with quantitative aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic technologies • Covers physics related to normal and pathological physiological functions, including fluid dynamics (blood-flow, cardiovascular system), mechanisms (muscle contraction), and electronics (cellular electrical activity, senses) • Discuses the state-of-the-art technology used in medical practice, including the growing emphasis on regenerative approaches Catalog no. 75241, April 2010, c. 556 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7524-3, $149.95 / £95.00

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University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

“…an excellent and comprehensive treatment of FRET in biology investigation. It has a good balance of basic theory and cutting-edge development in both techniques and applications.” —Peter So, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

“An amazingly comprehensive reference—I can’t imagine anyone looking for information there and not finding what they need. It is quite essential for any lab doing FLIM.” —Guy Cox, University of Sydney, Australia

The high contrast and sensitivity of FLIM allow for the detection of signals at the single molecule level. After an overview of basic principles of fluorescence, microscopy, and FLIM, this book discusses probes, dynamic and video rate FLIM imaging, laser scanning confocal FLIM, spectral lifetime imaging, nonlinear curve-fitting methods, global FLIM data analysis, and new approaches in data analysis. Widely recognized as pioneers in the field, the editors offer a summary chapter on current FLIM applications.

Features • Brings together the contributions of those pioneering the field • Covers issues related to data acquisition and data analysis • Addresses the advantages and disadvantages of FLIM in various biological and clinical research areas • Compares FLIM measurements to other techniques • Presents the fundamentals of dynamic fluorescence measurements and the basic pathways of de-excitation available to electronically excited molecules • Looks at the potential and defines research needs of this remarkable field Catalog no. C7890, January 2010, 472 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7890-9, $99.95 / £63.99

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Biophysics Coming soon!

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

Maintaining a probabilistic view throughout, this book covers elementary statistical mechanics and the thermodynamics necessary to understand fundamental biophysical phenomena. It presents more than one interpretation of every phenomenon, including the explanation of on- and offrates in the context of binding affinities and a microscopic statistical picture. The author explicitly explains the theory behind interpreting the physics and statistics of many experiments. Catalog no. 73788, May 2010, c. 360 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7378-2, $89.95 / £57.99

New!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the DHA Principle Raymond C. Valentine Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, USA

David L. Valentine University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

This work explores the roles of omega-3 fatty acids in cellular membranes and develops a principle by which to assess their benefits and risks. Reflecting the increased public interest that has emerged over the years, the book uses an integrative approach to explain the complex roles of omega-3s in the membrane. By incorporating principles from numerous disciplines, it gives researchers in a variety of fields the building blocks to stimulate further study. Catalog no. K10660, January 2010, 278 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-1299-0, $159.95 / £99.00

New!

New!

Cell Mechanics

Structure and Function of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

From Single ScaleBased Models to Multiscale Modeling Edited by

Arnaud Chauvière University of Texas, Houston, USA

Luigi Preziosi Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Claude Verdier Université Joseph Fourier and CNRS, Grenoble, France

Cell Mechanics: From Single Scale-Based Models to Multiscale Modeling brings together new insight and research on mechanical, mathematical, physical, and biological approaches for simulating the behavior of cells, specifically tumor cells. It illustrates how phenomena occurring at various scales can be modeled and coupled to account for multiscale aspects. The text discusses experimental and theoretical topics, including biological and complex modeling issues. Catalog no. C4548, January 2010, 482 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-9454-1, $119.95 / £76.99

Peter Tompa Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

“Tompa’s masterly compendium on intrinsically disordered proteins arrives at just the right time to fill a conspicuous void on this important topic. …” —George Rose, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

“… This book demonstrates Tompa’s considerable command of the field …” —From the Foreword by Professor Sir Alan Fersht, University of Cambridge, UK

“The book is just superb—a thorough, comprehensive and lucid discussion of intrinsically disordered proteins.” —Joel L. Sussman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Catalog no. C7892, January 2010, 359 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7892-3, $99.95 / £63.99

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Biophysics New!

Cancer Systems Biology

Structural Bioinformatics

Edited by

An Algorithmic Approach

Edwin Wang

Forbes J. Burkowski

National Research Council of Canada, Montreal, Quebec

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

“This book is a wonderful and significant collection of chapters describing recent progress of cancer systems biology. This is a timely attempt as more and more researchers and pharmaceutical companies are looking into a systems biology approach to treat cancer patients and to find drugs that can be effectively used for cancer patients. …”

Showcasing the beauty of protein structures, this practical text illustrates how to apply key algorithms to solve a range of biological issues. It emphasizes a methodology that uses mathematical models to act as links between structural biology and computational algorithms. The author provides many examples of dynamic programming applications, along with problems throughout, exercises at the end of each chapter, and a 12-page color insert.

—From the Foreword by Hiroaki Kitano, President, The Systems Biology Institute, and Director, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Catalog no. K10596, April 2010, c. 408 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-1185-6, $89.95 / £57.99

Kinetic Modelling in Systems Biology

Biomolecular Action of Ionizing Radiation

Oleg Demin

Shirley Lehnert

Moscow State University, Russia

Montreal General Hospital/McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Igor Goryanin University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Focusing on one of the main pillars in the future development of systems biology, this book examines the kinetic modelling approach and describes how to apply it to solve real-life problems. It covers model creation techniques, model verification and validation, simulations and interpretation of biological results, and provides several examples of applications. The accompanying CD-ROM contains pathway diagrams, model examples, EPE software, and DBSolve installation. Catalog no. C6676, 2009, 360 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-667-9, $79.95 / £49.99

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Catalog no. C6838, 2009, 429 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-683-9, $79.95 / £49.99

“The major strength of this book lies in its indepth coverage of recent advances in radiationinduced signal transduction pathways and molecular mechanisms of cellular responses to ionizing radiation … an up-to-date synopsis of the field of radiation research in the early 21st century …This book certainly belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who is interested in understanding radiation biology …” —Zhong Yun and Joann B. Sweasy, Yale University School of Medicine, 2009

Catalog no. IP164, 2008, 560 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-0-7503-0824-3, $83.95 / £44.99

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Chemical Physics Chemical Reactivity Theory A Density Functional View Edited by

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

With contributions from 65 eminent international scientists, this volume introduces various aspects of density functional theory (DFT) and their connections to chemical reactivity theory. The text examines bonding, interactions, reactivity, dynamics, toxicity, and aromaticity as well as fundamental aspects of DFT. Several chapters provide a review of the key global and local reactivity descriptors and their variations under different perturbations. Catalog no. 65432, 2009, 610 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6543-5, $179.95 / £109.00

Coherent Vibrational Dynamics Edited by

Coming soon!

Molecular Modeling Basics Jan H. Jensen University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Addressing the need for a “workshop-oriented” book, Molecular Modeling Basics provides the fundamental theoretical facts needed to understand what molecular modeling programs do and the gist of research papers that describe molecular modeling results. It also shows how to extract and interpret information from a program output. The author introduces topics in a way for beginners to clearly comprehend molecular modeling results. Catalog no. 75268, June 2010, c. 180 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-7526-7, $49.95 / £29.99

Electronic Structure Modeling Connections Between Theory and Software

Guglielmo Lanzani, Giulio Cerullo, and Sandro De Silvestri

Carl Trindle

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Donald Shillady

Vibrational spectroscopy is a powerful investigation tool for a wide class of materials covering diverse areas in physics, chemistry, and biology. Designed for researchers and graduate students using vibrational spectroscopy, this book provides both introductory chapters as well as more advanced contents reporting on recent progress. It also offers a good starting point for scientists seeking a sound introduction to ultrafast optics and spectroscopic techniques.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

Catalog no. DK4040, 2008, 288 pp., ISBN: 978-1-57444-650-0, $144.95 / £92.00

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Introducing electronic structure codes to nonspecialists, this text illustrates theoretical methods with numerical detail and model calculations. It clarifies what these modeling programs can do, their known pathologies, which ones are suited for specific kinds of projects, and how to reproduce and apply them using the accompanying PC-LOBE bundled software. The text reviews notable successes and unsolved problems or failures in electronic structure modeling and includes numerous tables, graphs, and figures. Catalog no. 8406, 2008, 504 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-8406-6, $99.95 / £63.99

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Computational Physics MATLAB® and C Programming for Trefftz Finite Element Methods

New!

Numerical Methods, Algorithms and Tools in C#

Qing-Hua Qin

Waldemar Dos Passos

Australian National University, Acton

Consultant, Concord, California, USA

Hui Wang Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou City, People’s Republic of China

Collecting results scattered in the literature, this book provides the detailed MATLAB® and C programming processes in applications of the Trefftz FEM to potential and elastic problems. The book begins with an introduction to the hybrid-Trefftz (HT) FEM that covers basic concepts and general element formulations of the method. It then concentrates on both the essentials and subroutines of MATLAB and C programming. The next few chapters present applications of T-elements to potential problems and linear plane elasticity, discuss how to solve body force in elasticity through radial basis functions, and examine how special purpose functions can be constructed. Unifying the computer programming aspects of the Trefftz FEM, this book will stimulate the development and application of this novel method in many facets of practical engineering.

Features • Compares T-elements with conventional finite elements and boundary elements • Provides the foundations of MATLAB and C programming • Presents MATLAB and C subroutines for inputting data and outputting results, Gaussian integration, generating shape functions, assembling an elemental stiffness matrix, introducing boundary conditions, and solving global stiffness equations

This book presents a broad collection of practical, ready-to-use mathematical routines employing the exciting, easy-to-learn C# programming language from Microsoft. Exploiting the useful features of C#, it shows how to write efficient, mathematically intense object-oriented computer programs. The vast array of practical examples presented can be easily customized and implemented to solve complex engineering and scientific problems typically found in real-world computer applications. The book focuses on standard numerical methods, novel object-oriented techniques, and the latest Microsoft .NET programming environment. The author discusses alternative ways to obtain computer-generated pseudo-random numbers and real random numbers generated by naturally occurring physical phenomena. He also describes various methods for approximating integrals and special functions, routines for performing statistical analyses of data, and least squares and numerical curve fitting methods for analyzing experimental data, along with numerical methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations. The final chapter offers optimization methods for the minimization or maximization of functions.

Features • Emphasizes the latest state-of-the-art objectoriented methods wherever possible • Covers a large spectrum of computational tools, including sorting algorithms and Monte Carlo methods

• Addresses advanced topics, such as the construction of Trefftz p-elements and an alternative formulation to HT FEM

• Contains working C# code and numerous practical examples that illustrate how to apply the computational tools

• Includes numerous numerical examples as well as a CD-ROM with MATLAB and C codes

• Provides the C# source code online

Catalog no. C7275, 2009, 464 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7275-4, $89.95 / £57.99

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Catalog no. 7479, January 2010, 600 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-7479-1, $99.95 / £63.99

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General and Introductory Physics New!

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

Answering various puzzles of nature, this book shows how the simplest questions that arise from our daily experiences can lead us through a chain of reasoning that explains some of the most fascinating principles of science. It follows a unique format that enhances the learning process. 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 highlights salient points, answers the question definitively, and concludes with a series of exercises to test readers’ assimilation of the material. Richly illustrated, this work captures the essence of our intuitive appreciation of nature. Presenting integrated scientific ideas that seamlessly blend biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, it brings the most complex and intriguing phenomena to readers in a manner that is both accessible and entertaining.

New!

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

Praise for the First Edition “Calle, a NASA Kennedy Space Center research scientist, shares the joy of physics with those who want to learn more about superstring theory, quantum teleportation, and other cosmic ideas.” —Sci-Tech Book News

This second edition continues to offer a uniquely accessible journey through physics. It explains the basic concepts of motion, energy, and gravity as well as the latest theories about the structure of matter, the origin of the universe, and the beginning of time. Fully illustrated throughout, the book explores major discoveries and the scientists behind them, from Galileo, Newton, and Einstein to Feynman and Hawking. It includes numerous examples of physics in everyday situations, along with a color insert. The expert author also discusses the newest development in string theory, the far-reaching M-theory, and a number of other surprises.

Features

Features

• Offers non-science readers access to the highest peaks of physics

• Uses a question-based format that ties in with daily experience

• Supports a truly conceptual approach to teaching physics without advanced math

• Explores topics from a wide range of subject areas not usually found in one book

• Emphasizes concepts and ideas rather than equations

• Employs a non-technical, entertaining style while maintaining the rigor required by more advanced readers

• Provides up-to-date coverage of modern physics

• Contains more than 650 vibrant color illustrations Catalog no. 87932, January 2010, 594 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8793-2, $99.95 / £42.99

• Showcases modern applications of physics in our everyday world • Builds interest with landmark discoveries and recent breakthroughs • Ties ideas to history with several biographical sketches • Provides a wealth of conceptual and numerical problems Catalog no. K10534, January 2010, 567 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-1073-6, $59.95 / £24.99

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General and Introductory Physics New!

From Atoms to Galaxies

Measured Tones

A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness

The Interplay of Physics and Music, Third Edition

Sadri Hassani

Ian Johnston

Illinois State University, Normal, USA

University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Based on a course given by the author, this text is designed for readers with little science background. Demonstrating physical concepts through everyday experiences, it explains not just how science works but also how to counter popular misconceptions and pseudoscience.

Praise for the Second Edition

Adhering to a strict conceptual approach, the text presents glossaries, review questions and answers, exercises, numerical problems, and quizzes. Noncalculus mathematical sections can be found on the accompanying CD-ROM. The CD also contains an introduction to a website for qualifying instructors. Ancillary materials include lecture notes, slides, demonstrations, and movies.

Features • Maintains a truly conceptual approach to teaching physics to nonscience university students • Emphasizes concepts and ideas rather than equations • Includes problems, exercises, and review questions • Provides ancillary materials, such as lecture notes and movies

Contents In the Beginning … (600 B.C.-1600 A.D.). Newtonian Era (1660-1900). Waves and Electromagnetism (1600-1865). Thermodynamics (1600-1890). TwentiethCentury Physics: Quantum Theory (1900-1926). Twentieth-Century Physics: Relativity Theory (1905-1925). Twentieth-Century Physics: Microcosmology (1911-Present). TwentiethCentury Physics: Macrocosrnology (1940Present). Nature of Science. Appendices.

“Johnston offers a 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 … the book is worthy of careful examination … . It belongs in all college libraries.” —K.L. Schick, CHOICE

“… a thorough development of the mathematical and physical basis of music … . This new edition has updated the sections on electronic music and digital technology … . Thoroughly recommended.” —John Miller, School Science Review

“The writing throughout is delightfully clear and easy to read…” —Neville Fletcher, Acoustics Australia

Taking an informal historical approach, this book explores the evolution of both theory and application at the intersection of physics and music. Exceptionally accessible, insightful, and now updated to consider modern technology, this new edition of a critically acclaimed bestseller features a greater examination of psycho-acoustics and its role in the design of MP3s, expanded information on the gamelan and other Asian percussion instruments, and 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 / £36.99

Catalog no. K10421, April 2010, c. 751 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0849-8, $89.95 / £57.99

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General and Introductory Physics

New!

Physics of Sailing

The Silicon Web Physics for the Internet Age

John Kimball

Michael G. Raymer

University of Albany, New York, USA

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

“… an excellent introduction to the forces that enable sailboats to perform … . John Kimball has contributed a readable explanation of the physics behind sailing that will appeal to a wide range of technically oriented readers.”

“[A] stunningly rich story about the Internet and its associated technologies … . The Silicon Web is an elegant and elaborate textbook, one that examines the science underlying the current revolution in communications technology. … All the important physics is here, but presented in an engaging way, with modern examples.”

—James Harper, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA

“The book is very well written and informative.” —Guy Vandegrift, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Catalog no. 73761, January 2010, 296 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-7376-8, $49.95 / £31.99

New!

The Physical Chemistry of Materials Energy and Environmental Applications Rolando M.A. RoqueMalherbe University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, USA

This book examines the structure, synthesis, properties, and applications of adsorbents, catalysts, ion exchangers and conductors, and permeable porous and dense materials. It shows how the materials are used in gas separation, membrane reactors, pollution abatement, detergency, agriculture, sustainable energy applications, and more. It also discusses the theoretical aspects of materials physics, describes the characterization of materials, and explains diffusion in dense and porous materials. Catalog no. 82728, January 2010, 522 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8272-2, $149.95 / £95.00

—From the Foreword by Louis A. Bloomfield, author of How Things Work

Catalog no. K10173, 2009, 600 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0311-0, $89.95 / £39.99

Coming soon!

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 91st Edition Edited by

William M. Haynes National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Mirroring the growth and direction of science for a century, this bestseller continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. This edition adds many new tables and major revisions, including the stopping power of electrons, physical properties of selected polymers, properties of ice and super cooled water, and much more. The handbook is also available as an innovative interactive product on CD-ROM and online. Catalog no. K11100, June 2010, c. 2800 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-2077-3, $149.95 / £95.00

Also available on CD-ROM Catalog no. K10911, 2009, CD-ROM, ISBN: 978-1-4398-1755-1, $169.95 / £109.00

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General and Introductory Physics Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists

Questioning the Universe

Third Edition

Ahren Sadoff

Edited by

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Concepts in Physics

John Daintith Market House Books Ltd., Aylesbury, UK

This fully updated new edition focuses on the achievements of 2,400 scientists, explaining the nature and importance of those achievements. This edition features pronunciation guidelines, quotations, website links, and suggestions for further reading. Each cross-referenced entry includes chronology, institution, publication, and discipline. Previous editions have been called “a major contribution to the scientific enterprise” (Medical Science Research), “a very major work” (Science), and “a very good reference book” (New Scientist). Catalog no. C7271, 2009, 896 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7271-6, $159.95 / £99.00

Winner of a 2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award “This introductory physics book is quite different (in a positive way) from all of the other similar works this reviewer has seen. … Sadoff delves into just about every area of physics, ranging from basic Newtonian mechanics to fields, light, nuclear physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics … he successfully ties the various subjects together.” —J.R. Kraus, University of Denver, CHOICE, August 2009, Vol. 46, No. 1

Catalog no. C8258, 2009, 224 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-8258-6, $69.95 / £38.99

New!

Introduction to Statistical Physics Second Edition

Introduction to Mechanics

Kerson Huang

Mahendra K. Verma

MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Written by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, this text thoroughly familiarizes readers with the different aspects of statistical physics. 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 more accessible. The methodology is illustrated with applications in information theory, the stock market, and more. Catalog no. C7902, January 2010, 333 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7902-9, $59.95 / £38.99

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After discussing standard topics, this book introduces modern topics, including 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. He also covers modern research topics, such as chaos theory, in a natural way. The book highlights key assumptions of Newtonian mechanics and incorporates numerical solutions of many mechanical systems using MATLAB®. Catalog no. N10022, 2009, 356 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0127-7, $69.95 / £38.99

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science Coming soon!

New!

Computational Electronics

Grain Boundary Migration in Metals

Semi-Classical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation Dragica Vasileska and Stephen M. Goodnick Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Gerhard Klimeck Birck Nanotechnology Center, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

This work describes the simulation methods needed for proper modeling of new nanoscale devices. The first part covers semiclassical transport methods, including drift-diffusion, hydrodynamic, and Monte Carlo methods for solving the Boltzmann transport equation. Where appropriate, sample codes are provided to serve as templates for sophisticated simulation software. The second part on quantum transport approaches introduces the density gradient method, quantum hydrodynamics, and the concept of effective potentials. Catalog no. 64835, June 2010, c. 592 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6483-4, $119.95 / £49.99

Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Applications, Second Edition Gunter Gottstein and Lasar S. Shvindlerman Institut fur Metallkunde und Metallphysik, Aachen, Germany

This is the first book to focus on the thermodynamics, kinetics, and applications of individual grain boundary migration in metals. One of the only books to discuss grain boundary junction motion, this authoritative work contains a wealth of data focused on the experimental techniques in the study of single grain boundary motion and grain boundary systems with junctions. Worked problems are included throughout to help readers master the material. Catalog no. 5435X, January 2010, 711 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-5435-4, $149.95 / £95.00

New!

Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Second Edition Edited by

Victor I. Klimov Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

Reflecting recent advancements in colloidal nanocrystals and quantum-confined nanostructures, this second edition focuses on the semiconductor nanocrystals known as nanocrystal quantum dots. This edition includes new chapters on carrier multiplication, doping of semiconductor nanocrystals, and applications of nanocrystals in biology. The book also covers synthesis and assembly, spectroscopy of inter- and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopy, transport properties, and nanocrystal applications in photovoltaics, lightemitting technologies, lasing, bioimaging, and biosensing.

New!

Electrochemistry of Porous Materials Antonio Doménech Carbó University of Valencia, Spain

This book focuses on generalized theoretical modeling and describes redox processes for different porous materials, assessing their electrochemical applications. To present a focused analysis, the author limits discussion to a selection of important porous materials considered relatively homogeneous from an electrochemical point of view. These include porous silicates and aluminosilicates, metal oxides, polyoxometalates and related materials, metal-organic frameworks, porous carbons, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, and several hybrid materials. Catalog no. K10316, January 2010, 338 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0633-3, $129.95 / £82.00

Catalog no. 79263, March 2010, 496 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7926-5, $149.95 / £95.00

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science New!

Nano- and Biocomposites

New!

Organic Spintronics

Edited by

Alan Kin-tak Lau

Edited by

Zeev Valy Vardeny

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Farzana Hussain

Organic spintronics is a young field of research with ample current and future potential applications, including spin-valves used in reading and writing modes of magnetic information and memory devices, magnetic field effects on conductivity and electroluminescence, and optically detected magnetic resonance dynamics. This book discusses in depth the latest discoveries in the field, including a look at the various materials and applications involved. Catalog no. K10326, April 2010, c. 350 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0656-2, $129.95 / £82.00

Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

Khalid Lafdi University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

Advances in nanotechnology are leading to the creation of composites with a myriad of medical applications. This forward-thinking book is one of the first to meld research in biocomposites with advances in nanocomposite technology to provide an interdisciplinary resource on advanced materials for the biomedical industry. It covers nanostructured polymer composites, nano/bio composites, developments in tissue engineering, safer resins for tooth and bone repair, and improved artificial joints, along with potential opportunities for continued research. Catalog no. 8027X, January 2010, 408 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8027-8, $159.95 / £99.00

New! New!

Nanoscale Physics for Materials Science

Understanding Solid State Physics Sharon Ann Holgate Visiting Fellow, University of Sussex, UK

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

Catalog no. IP662, January 2010, 367 pp., ISBN: 978-0-7503-0972-1, $79.95 / £48.99

Takaaki Tsurumi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Martin Vacha, and Tomoyasu Taniyama Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Exploring the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials at the nanoscale, this text 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 macroscopically sized materials are reduced to the nanometer level. The authors also present an overview of quantum mechanics and the band structure of solids. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter. Catalog no. K10051, January 2010, 287 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0059-1, $89.95 / £57.99

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Condensed Matter and Materials Science Aperiodic Structures in Condensed Matter Fundamentals and Applications

Introduction to the Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Enrique Macia Barber

Robert J. Naumann

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA

An excellent guide to the many facets and applications of aperiodic structures, this interdisciplinary book examines the role of aperiodic order in science and technology. It presents the physical and structural properties of various aperiodic systems. The author also illustrates how to properly study physical systems through useful mathematical approaches and explores applications in multilayered optical systems, photonic and phononic quasicrystals, complex metallic alloys, and DNAbased devices.

Providing the foundation needed for more advanced work in materials science, this text discusses the structure and properties of materials and how these materials are used in diverse applications. It covers chemical bonding, crystal structure, mechanical properties, phase transformations, and materials processing, along with thermal, electronic, photonic, optical, and magnetic properties of materials. CHOICE (July 2009) called the book “well written” and “highly recommended” it.

Catalog no. C6827, 2009, 432 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6827-6, $129.95 / £82.00

Catalog no. 6133X, 2009, 533 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6133-8, $129.95 / £44.99

Magnetic Anisotropies in Nanostructured Matter Peter Weinberger Center for Computational Nanoscience, Vienna, Austria

Written by a leading researcher with over 35 years of experience in the field, this book summarizes the current theoretical means to describe magnetic anisotropies in nanosystems as well as their electric and magneto-optical transport properties. It covers important aspects of magnetic nanostructures, including magnetic surfaces, magnetic atoms, nanowires, nanocontacts, and domain walls, and discusses various properties of magnetic nanostructured matter, such as giant magnetoresistance, tunneling magnetoresistance, and the Kerr effect. Catalog no. C265X, 2009, 310 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7265-5, $119.95 / £76.99

Coarse-Graining of Condensed Phase and Biomolecular Systems Edited by

Gregory A. Voth University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Assembling some of the most influential, worldrenowned researchers in the field, this book covers the latest developments in the coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation and modeling of condensed phase and biomolecular systems. Each chapter focuses on specific examples of evolving coarse-graining methodologies and presents results for a variety of complex systems. The contributors connect atomic-level information with new coarse-grained representations of complex systems, such as lipid bilayers, proteins, peptides, and DNA. Catalog no. 59556, 2009, 456 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-5955-7, $159.95 / £99.00

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Medical Physics New!

Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine

Signal Processing in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with Biomedical Applications

Second Edition Suzanne Amador Kane Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA

Dzevad Belkic and Karen Belkic Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Addressing the critical need in clinical oncology for robust and stable signal processing in MRS, this book explores cutting-edge, theory-based innovations for obtaining reliable quantitative information from MR signals for cancer diagnostics. By defining the natural framework of signal processing using the well-established theory of quantum physics, the book illustrates how advances in signal processing can optimize MRS. The authors employ the fast Padé transform (FPT) as the unique polynomial quotient for the spectral analysis of MR time signals. They prove that residual spectra are necessary but not sufficient criteria to estimate the error invoked in quantification. Instead, they provide a more comprehensive strategy that monitors constancy of spectral parameters as one of the most reliable signatures of stability and robustness of quantification. The authors also use Froissart doublets to unequivocally distinguish between genuine and spurious resonances in both noise-free and noise-corrupted time signals, enabling the exact reconstruction of all the genuine spectral parameters.

Features • Bridges the gap between mathematical signal processing methods and their clinical relevance in MRS, showing how accurate quantification helps in timely cancer detection • Provides a mathematically rigorous presentation of the principles of signal processing • Emphasizes cutting-edge, theory-based innovations that can optimize MRS • Applies the FPT to several problems in oncology diagnostics, including ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer

From x-rays to lasers to MRI, developments in basic physics research have been transformed into medical technologies for imaging, surgery, and therapy at an ever-accelerating pace. Physics has joined with genetics and molecular biology to define much of what is modern in modern medicine. Fully updated, this edition builds on the best-selling original to provide an exploration of the physics-related applications found in state-of-theart medical centers. Requiring very little physics, biology, or chemistry and keeping mathematics to a minimum, the applications-dedicated chapters adhere to simple, self-contained qualitative explanations that make use of examples and illustrations. With an enhanced emphasis on digital imaging and computers in medicine, this edition gives readers a fundamental understanding of the practical application of each concept and the basic science behind it. Supporting material can be found on the author’s website.

New to the Second Edition • Hybrid scanners for cancer imaging and the interplay of molecular medicine with imaging technologies, such as MRI, CT, and PET • Camera pills that can film from the inside upon swallowing and advances in robotic surgery devices • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton therapy, and other new forms of cancer treatment • The use of imaging technologies in developing countries Catalog no. C9438, 2009, 448 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-58488-943-4, $59.95 / £38.99

Catalog no. K10321, January 2010, 468 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0644-9, $119.95 / £76.99

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Medical Physics New!

Radiation Threats and Your Safety

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics Theory and Practice

A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community

Edited by

Armin Ansari

J.C. Rosenwald

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Institute Curie, Paris, France

“Dr. Ansari efficiently presents a lot of valuable information in understandable terms. I found the book very useful and think it will be well received by non-scientists and professionals who need to know about radiation safety and nuclear-radiologic preparedness for their work.” —Richard J. Martin, M.D., National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

“I found it to be a great resource … for the nonradiation expert.” —Adela Salame-Alfie, Ph.D., New York State Department of Health

Written by a health physicist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book informs us about what we should know ahead of time and the best ways to respond to a nuclear or radiological incident either as emergency responders or community/family members. Detailing protocols for accidental and intentional emergencies, it shows how to prepare a family emergency plan, covers medical responses to radiation, and even discusses radiation from microwaves and cellular phones as well as food irradiation.

P. Mayles and A. Nahum Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, UK

“The editors have managed with great success to assemble the information submitted by the contributing authors and put it in a format that is concise, easy to read, and rich in content … it can serve as an excellent reference manual and resource.” —Niko Papanikolaou, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Medical Physics, September 2008, Vol. 35, No. 9

From background physics and biological models to imaging and treatment modalities, this handbook covers all theoretical and practical aspects of radiotherapy physics and biology. The first three parts present the fundamentals of the underlying physics, radiobiology, and technology involved. The ensuing sections discuss the support requirements of external beam radiotherapy, followed by a part that explores advances in photon and particle therapy. Subsequent sections examine brachytherapy using sealed and unsealed sources and provide the framework of radiation protection. The final part contains useful tables of both physical constants and attenuation data.

Features

Features

• Delineates the biological factors that can optimize radiation therapy and the equipment used in external beam radiotherapy

• Uses common language while avoiding unnecessary scientific jargon

• Describes the measurements required to accurately predict dose distributions

• Details protocols for both accidental and intentional radiation emergencies, such as nuclear explosions and dirty bombs

• Outlines treatment planning algorithms, models, and steps

• Shows how to prepare a family emergency plan • Covers medical responses to radiation emergencies, including radiation drugs

• Explores novel treatment techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic fixation, total body irradiation, tomotherapy, particle radiotherapy, and breathing adapted radiotherapy

• Provides an emergency supply list

• Discusses brachytherapy and targeted radionuclide therapy

• Discusses radiation from microwaves, cellular phones, and food irradiation

• Covers the risks associated with radiation treatment and the regulatory framework

Catalog no. C8361, January 2010, 344 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8361-3, $69.95 / £44.99

Catalog no. IP345, 2007, 1470 pp., ISBN: 978-0-7503-0860-1, $279.95 / £178.00

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Medical Physics An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine Edited by

Handbook of Optical Sensing of Glucose in Biological Fluids and Tissues

Jamie V. Trapp

Edited by

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Valery V. Tuchin Saratov State University, Russia

Tomas Kron Peter MacCullum Cancer Center, Melbourne, Australia

Combining facets of health physics with medicine, this volume covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Experienced practicing physicists provide essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine. The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines. The book explores a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in various branches of medicine.

Features • Examines the framework of radiation protection guidelines introduced by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) • Provides the physical and biological background of the subject • Discusses the units and tools used in radiation protection • Introduces concepts of a system of radiation protection in the workplace • Presents detailed information on the practical applications of radiation protection in the three areas of medicine where radiation is most widely used: radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy • Includes worked examples, real-world case studies, and a glossary of terms Catalog no. C9640, 2008, 296 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-964-9, $79.95 / £39.99

For the first time in book form, this handbook analyzes trends in noninvasive optical glucose sensing and discusses its impact on tissue optical properties. It gives a complete, state-of-the-art treatise on the design and applications of noninvasive optical methods and instruments for glucose sensing. The book presents methods that improve the accuracy in glucose prediction based on infrared absorption spectroscopy, recent studies on the influence of acute hyperglycemia on cerebral blood flow, and the correlation between diabetes and the thermo-optical response of human skin. It examines skin glucose monitoring by NIR, fluorescence-based glucose biosensors, and a photonic crystal contact lens sensor. The contributors also explore problems of polarimetric glucose sensing in transparent and turbid tissues as well as offer a high-resolution optical technique for noninvasive, continuous, and accurate blood glucose monitoring and glucose diffusion measurement.

Features • Explores novel and prospective noninvasive optical methods and techniques of glucose sensing • Presents an up-to-date review of commercialized glucose sensors and the underlying science behind their functionality • Discusses the fundamentals and basic research of light-tissue interaction • Describes biological fluids that contain glucose on physiological and hyperphysiological levels • Details new optical techniques for glucose diffusion coefficient measurements in human tissues • Explains glucose-induced optical clearing effects in tissue and blood • Provides an extensive list of references on glucose sensing, glucose monitoring, and light-tissue interaction Catalog no. C9748, 2009, 744 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-974-8, $129.95 / £82.00

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Particle/High Energy Physics New!

New!

Group Theory for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond

An Introduction to Particle Physics and the Standard Model

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. It develops the models, theoretical framework, and mathematical tools to understand these symmetries, current knowledge about the standard model, and the physics that potentially lies beyond the standard model. 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. 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.

Features • Explores the modern framework of special relativity, including Lorentz covariance and the Poincaré group • Describes Lie group techniques for the standard model and beyond

Robert Mann University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

This book familiarizes readers with what is considered tested and accepted, giving them a grounding in particle physics. Whenever possible, the author takes an historical approach showing how the model is linked to the physics that most of us have learned in less challenging areas. He reviews special relativity and classical mechanics, symmetries, conservation laws, and particle classification as well as the tested paradigm of the model itself. The book does require knowledge of special relativity, quantum mechanics, and electromagnetism, but most importantly, it requires a hunger to understand at the most fundamental level why things exist and how it is that anything happens. The text prepares readers for further study and to open their minds to the mysteries that lie ahead. Those who work through the material will develop a solid command of the basics of particle physics.

Features • Describes the standard model in terms of its electromagnetic, strong, and weak components • Explores the experimental tools and methods of particle physics • 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

• Provides a stepping-stone to Einstein’s work on general relativity

• Uncovers frontier areas and explores what might lie beyond our current concepts of the subatomic world

• Goes beyond the standard model to explore supertransformations, superspace methods, and more

Catalog no. 82981, January 2010, 614 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8298-2, $79.95 / £49.99

• Includes many worked examples and problems in each chapter Catalog no. C7874, March 2010, 255 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7874-9, $59.95 / £38.99

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Particle/High Energy Physics Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

New!

The Standard Model and Beyond

Edited by

F.J.P. Soler and Colin D. Froggatt

Paul Langacker Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

University of Glasgow, Scotland

“…a state-of-the-art description of what we know about the particles and forces that build up the world we see. …” —Gordon Kane, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

“This book is a valuable addition to the field and will remain a classic reference for years to come. It is an indispensable guide to the elementary particle physics of the next decade. It contains many important topics which are hard to find elsewhere except in their undistilled original form. …” —Jonathan L. Rosner, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Franz Muheim University of Edinburgh, Scotland

With contributions from internationally recognized leaders in the field, this volume reviews the whole landscape of neutrino physics, from stateof-the-art experiments to the latest phenomenological and theoretical developments to future advances. It surveys the significance of both past and current experiments in neutrino physics, provides insight into the role of neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology, and discusses planned future facilities in neutrino physics. Catalog no. C8239, 2009, 386 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8239-5, $119.95 / £76.99

Catalog no. C7906, January 2010, 675 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7906-7, $79.95 / £49.99

New!

The Large Hadron Collider

Particle and Astroparticle Physics Utpal Sarkar

Edited by

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Lyndon Evans

This book discusses group and field theories, summarizes the standard model of particle physics, and includes some extensions to the model. It explores grand unified theories, supersymmetry, the general theory of relativity, higher dimensional theories of gravity, and superstring theory. It also introduces various novel ideas and models with extra dimensions and low-scale gravity. The last part of the book covers several specialized topics of astroparticle physics and cosmology.

This richly illustrated, full-color book dissects the technology of the LHC into its component parts. Written by the lead scientists involved, it also describes the civil engineering and logistical challenges of the construction of the machine as well as the theoretical issues that drove the scientific community to build the LHC. Each of the experiments is explained in terms of scientific goals, new methods of particle detection, and the specific challenges of handling the data.

Catalog no. C9314, 2008, 544 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-931-1, $93.95 / £59.99

Catalog no. N10061, January 2010, 360 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0401-8, $79.95 / £48.99

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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics New!

New!

Handbook of Optofluidics

Thin-Film Optical Filters

Edited by

Fourth Edition H. Angus Macleod Thin Film Center Inc., Tucson, Arizona, USA

Praise for the Third Edition “… essential reading for all those involved in the design, manufacture, and application of optical coatings. … a valuable addition to many bookshelves.” —Materials World, September 2001

“The third edition is no less rich and includes expanded references and information on many advances in design and technology … a musthave addition to the library of any optical thinfilm theorist or practitioner. It provides extensive methods to use in achieving desired optical performance for a broad range of coating types and extensive references for one to use in delving deeper into these topics.” —Dale E. Morton, Denton Vacuum, LLC, SVC News

Written by a world-renowned authority of optical coatings, this book presents an introduction to thin-film optical filters for both manufacturers and users. The preeminent author covers an assortment of design, manufacture, performance, and application topics. He also includes enough of the basic mathematics of optical thin films to enable readers to carry out thin-film calculations. This new edition of a bestseller retains most of the descriptions of older design techniques because of their importance in understanding how designs work. However, this edition includes a substantial amount of new material as well. A new chapter on color takes into account the increasing importance of color in optical coatings. In addition, a new section discusses the effects of gain in optical coatings. Catalog no. C7302, March 2010, 802 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7302-7, $139.95 / £89.00

Aaron R. Hawkins Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Holger Schmidt University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

This handbook provides a snapshot of the state of the field, captures current trends, and gives insight into the technology of tomorrow. Divided into three sections, the book first introduces the scientific foundations that contribute to optofluidics. It details the connections to related research areas and reveals the scientific influences currently shaping the design and function of optofluidic systems. This introductory material provides a basis for understanding the chapters that follow. The second section explores the synthesis of fundamental concepts to create novel devices, specifically those with optical properties that are manipulated by fluids. The main theme of this part is the dynamic reconfigurability made possible by flowing and reshaping fluids. The final section looks to future applications of the field.

Features • Takes an integrative approach, bridging information from optics, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology • Defines specialized terms and provides an overview of key technologies • Details optofluidic devices and applications from an integrative perspective • Shows how the field relates to more established areas, such as microfluidics and nanofluidics • Emphasizes bioanalytic techniques using optofluidics • Focuses on emerging applications in biological and medical sciences made possible by recent advances in photonics Catalog no. 93541, April 2010, c. 696 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-9354-4, $139.95 / £89.00

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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics Handbook of Optical Metrology

New!

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Principles and Applications

Loucas Tsakalakos

Edited by

General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York, USA

Toru Yoshizawa

This book describes the practical demonstrations and associated technical challenges of applying nanotechnology to photovoltaics. Each chapter offers a brief review of the nanostructure class considered, key applications beyond photovoltaics, and synthetic methods. The text also addresses the advantages and disadvantages of each nanostructure approach. Chapters dealing with physics and the properties of nanostructures provide sufficient background to understand the basic principles underlying current and future strategies.

Carefully designed to make information accessible without sacrificing coverage of advanced topics, this book discusses fundamental principles and techniques before exploring practical applications of optical methods. It includes contributions from veterans of the field and up-and-coming researchers. Divided into three section, the book covers the fundamental of optical elements and devices, the fundamentals of principles and techniques for metrology, and practical applications.

Mitutoyo Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan

Catalog no. 76744, April 2010, c. 458 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7674-5, $119.95 / £76.99

Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy

Catalog no. DK6042, 2009, 744 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-3760-4, $139.95 / £85.00

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Laser Technology Second Edition

Edited by

Lan Xinju

Vladislav Yakovlev

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

This volume presents significant advances and future directions within this important field. It provides an understanding of the nonlinear optical response of complex molecules and reviews developments in ultrafast technology. In addition, the editor includes a theoretical analysis of nonlinear optical spectroscopies. Novel experimental approaches, such as spatial and temporal pulse shaping, are addressed as well as various nonlinear optical spectroscopic tools, including harmonics generation and Raman spectroscopy. Catalog no. 68598, 2009, 290 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6859-7, $149.95 / £95.00

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This work offers a unique systematic presentation of current types of laser technology. It discusses the transmission of information using optical waves with modulating technology. The author looks at how to enhance beam energy or power through Q switching, mode-locking, and amplification and shows how mode selection and frequency stabilizing technology can improve light beam directionality or monochromaticity. The text also covers nonlinear optical techniques for obtaining new frequencies and light waves. Catalog no. 9081X, February 2010, 431 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-9081-9, $129.95 / £82.00

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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics New!

New!

Optical Tweezers

Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy

Methods and Applications Edited by

Miles J. Padgett University of Glasgow, Scotland

Justin Molloy MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK

David McGloin University of Dundee, Scotland

Edited by

Alberto Diaspro The Italian Institute of Technology and University of Genoa

Bringing together many landmark papers on the field, this compendium covers the techniques and applications of optical tweezers. It covers Arthur Ashkin’s initial work on radiation pressure and the immediate progress following his seminal demonstration. The expert contributors explore recent biological, colloidal, and microfluidic applications. They also explain the conversion of optical tweezers into optical spanners as well as the creation of holographic tweezers using spatial light modulators.

Taking a truly interdisciplinary approach, this book provides a complete overview of new developments in optical microscopy that enable structure determination at the nanoscale. The list of contributors represents top experts in their respective fields who have led the current upsurge or have laid the foundation for the development of modern microscopes and techniques. They offer a state-of-the-art treatment of critical topics in nanoscopy, ranging from imaging and manipulation to spectroscopy and visualization.

Catalog no. C7412, April 2010, 508 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7412-3, $149.95 / £83.00

Catalog no. C7886, April 2010, c. 414 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7886-2, $129.95 / £82.00

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Microoptics and Nanooptics Fabrication Edited by

Shanalyn Kemme Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Solid State and Quantum Theory for Optoelectronics Michael A. Parker Somerset, New Jersey, USA

Highlighting the connection between micro- and nanooptical component concepts and fabrication, this book explores successful fabrication processes associated with micro- and nanooptical components. Various contributors examine such topics as surface relief diffractive optical elements, solar cell microoptics, gray-scale refractive microoptics, digital and analog mask properties, microoptics replication, ion exchange optics, semiconductor waveguides, optical MEMS, and two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals.

This book logically progresses from the mathematics of linear algebra and Hilbert space to fundamental and perturbed solutions of the Schrödinger wave equation to multiparticle systems, second quantization, and Feynman path integrals. It provides applications to bonding and energy band theory. Covering recent developments in quantum computing and teleportation, the text also includes a discussion of statistical mechanics and entropy to deduce the Fermi–Dirac and Boltzman distributions.

Catalog no. DK5844, January 2010, 232 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-3676-8, $129.95 / £82.00

Catalog no. DK6035, January 2010, 848 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-3750-5, $159.95 / £99.00

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Lasers, Optics, and Optoelectronics Optical Methods of Measurement

New!

Wholefield Techniques, Second Edition

Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications

Rajpal S. Sirohi

Edited by

Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Franky So

Organic Electronics

This book provides a comprehensive collection of wholefield optical measurement techniques for engineering applications. It covers both the theory and practice of the four wholefield techniques. The author explores applications that include measurement on small objects to very large objects. This edition includes a new chapter on optical interference, new material on nondiffracting and singular beams and their applications, and updated bibliography and additional reading sections. Catalog no. DK4217, 2009, 316 pp., ISBN: 978-1-57444-697-5, $139.95 / £85.00

Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Characterization Techniques

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

This is the first single volume on organic electronics to detail the chemistry, physics, and processing involved as well as different types of applications. Leading experts focus on their area of specialty to cover chemistry and materials, fundamental physics, device processing, device fabrication and device physics, and applications. They provide state-of-the-art information on the latest improvements for experienced researchers while also offering an overview for those new to the field. Catalog no. 72900, January 2010, 581 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7290-7, $149.95 / £95.00

New!

An Introduction

Laser Cooling of Solids

Thierry Verbiest and Koen Clays

S.V. Petrushkin and V.V. Samartsev

KU Leuven, Belgium

Vincent Rodriguez University of Bordeaux 1, Talence, France

Designed for nonspecialists, this multidisciplinary book provides an overview of second-order nonlinear optical characterization techniques, such as second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency generation, that can be easily implemented in any lab. Avoiding extensive mathematical details, the authors present an elementary description of nonlinear optics and include several practical examples that show how to use nonlinear optics as a versatile characterization tool. Catalog no. 70711, 2009, 192 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7071-2, $119.95 / £72.99

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This book focuses on the physics of cooling processes and the mathematical description of these processes. It then discusses the fundamentals of fluorescent cooling and the theory of laser cooling. The authors also review previous experimental investigations in laser cooling. They examine the progress toward key potential applications of laser cooling, including self-cooling components of solid-state lasers, laser cooling of solidstate information carriers in echo-processors, and the problems associated with cooling solid-state quantum processors. Catalog no. N10082, January 2010, 232 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0896-2, $179.95 / £115.00

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Quantum Physics New!

Quantum Reality

Quantum Dynamics

Theory and Philosophy

Applications in Biological and Materials Systems

Jonathan Allday

Eric R. Bittner

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, UK

University of Houston, Texas, USA

Written by a well-known physics author and teacher, this text cuts through much of the confusion to provide readers with an exploration of the theoretical machinery of quantum mechanics that is authoritative, academically rigorous, and intriguingly comprehensible. Requiring no more than school-level physics and mathematics, the text separates fact from speculation regarding quantum physics’ ability to provide a starting point for philosophical queries into ultimate understanding and the limits of science.

Even though time-dependent spectroscopic techniques continue to push the frontier of chemical physics, they receive scant mention in most references. This text bridges the knowledge gap between quantum chemistry and the modern field of chemical dynamics. It provides needed background in quantum mechanics and then discusses theory and a number of applications that are of current interest. The book presents the necessary computational components and sample calculations using Mathematica®.

Catalog no. C7036, 2009, 590 pp., Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-58488-703-4, $49.95 / £30.99

Catalog no. 80539, January 2010, 334 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8053-7, $99.95 / £63.99

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New!

Hilbert Space Methods in Quantum Mechanics

Stochastic Simulations of Clusters

Werner O. Amrein University of Geneva, Switzerland

With complete proofs and numerous exercises, this book offers a self-contained presentation of the most important tools and methods from Hilbert space theory, with a particular focus on the spectral theory of self-adjoint operators. It goes further by describing several applications in quantum mechanics, including the analysis of Schrödinger operators and quantum scattering theory. The text also discusses Mourre’s conjugate operator method and its consequences for scattering theory. Catalog no. EF6681, January 2010, 350 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6681-4, $94.95 / £57.99

Quantum Methods in Flat and Curved Spaces Emanuele Curotto Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA

Gleaning valuable information from recent research in this area, this book presents advanced quantum simulation techniques for condensed matter. It covers a broad scope of quantum simulation aspects, from FORTRAN programming through the classical physics laws and the algorithms for their integration to the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. The author shows how to carry out diffusion Monte Carlo and path integral simulations in curved spaces. Catalog no. 82256, January 2010, 696 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8225-8, $159.95 / £99.00

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Plasma Physics Applications of Laser–Plasma Interactions

Laser-Plasma Interactions

Edited by

D.A. Jaroszynski

Shalom Eliezer

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Edited by

Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Israel

R.A. Bingham CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK

Kunioki Mima University of Osaka, Japan

This volume reviews current high power laser applications. It explores the science and technology behind the ignition and burn of imploded fusion fuel, before describing novel particle accelerators. The book then focuses on applications of high power x-ray sources, x-ray lasers, ultrahigh power lasers, and femtosecond lasers in the biological sciences, solid-state physics, particle physics, materials processing, and nanotechnology. Catalog no. IP836, 2009, 293 pp., ISBN: 978-0-8493-7604-7, $129.95 / £82.00

R.A. Cairns University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Collecting contributions from a host of international experts, this compendium presents novel diagnostic methods, experimental techniques, and simulation tools used to study and model laser-plasma interactions. After discussing the basic theory of the interaction of intense electromagnetic radiation fields with matter, the book covers three applications of intense fields in plasma: inertial fusion, wakefield accelerators, and advanced radiation sources. Catalog no. C7788, 2009, 450 pp., ISBN: 978-1-58488-778-2, $139.95 / £85.00

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Complex and Dusty Plasmas

Plasma Kinetic Theory

From Laboratory to Space Edited by

D.G. Swanson

Vladimir E. Fortov

Auburn University, Alabama, USA

Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Gregor E. Morfill Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

This book describes unique experimental and theoretical results received in microgravity conditions and ground-based experiments, including investigations performed onboard Mir and ISS space stations. It discusses the properties of magnetized, cryogenic, ultraviolet, and nuclear-induced plasmas as well as plasmas with nonspherical particles. The book emphasizes astrophysical aspects of complex plasmas and the numerical simulation of its properties. It also evaluates possible applications and interdisciplinary aspects.

Focusing on wave phenomena in plasmas, this text provides the essential material for an introductory course on plasma physics as well as the basis for a more advanced course on kinetic theory. It covers fundamental kinetic equations, the Lenard–Balescu equation, and Vlasov–Maxwell equations as well as investigates the effects of collisions on various transport coefficients. The text supplies mathematical functions and collision integrals in the appendices, along with many problems throughout. Catalog no. C7582, 2008, 344 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-7580-9, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. 83112, January 2010, 440 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-8311-8, $129.95 / £82.00

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• Describes important methods for the mathematical modeling of light transport and interaction with cells • Discusses recent optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics • Presents novel modalities of nonlinear spectroscopies that provide molecularlevel cell and tissue imaging • Explores key photonic technologies for therapy and surgery • Focuses on advanced spectroscopy and imaging of a variety of normal and pathological tissues

Catalog no. K10313, April 2010, c. 868 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-0628-9, $149.95 / £95.00

• Details each of the well-known phantoms, including the MIRD-5, GSF Voxel Family Phantoms, NCAT, UF Hybrid Pediatric Phantoms, VIP-Man, and the latest ICRP Reference Phantoms • Presents medical applications as well as applications involving environmental, nuclear power plant, and internal contamination exposures • Explores patient-specific phantoms used for radiation treatment planning involving two Monte Carlo code systems: GEANT4 and EGS • Includes recommendations by the ICRP • Offers data sets for download on a supporting website

Catalog no. C5979, January 2010, 757 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-5979-3, $129.95 / £78.99


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