New Books List

Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

530.143 Y36M 2019

Pages:

Volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
A Modern Course in Quantum Field Theory provides a self-contained pedagogical and constructive presentation of quantum field theory. Here, constructive is not meant in the sense of axiomatic field theory, but in the sense that all results must be obtained by an explicit set of calculations from accepted premises by those who start to learn this subject. Written for advanced students, the work provides complete material for a two or three semester course and includes numerous problem exercises, some with detailed solutions.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

539.7 C718A 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book introduces the fundamental quantum physics of atoms and molecules. Divided into three parts, the first provides a historical perspective, which leads to the contemporary view of atomic and molecular physics, outlining the principles of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The second part covers the physical description of atoms and their interaction with radiation, whilst the third part deals with molecular physics. This is the first volume of a series of three, focusing on a selected set of topics whilst also providing substantial, in-depth coverage of atomic, molecular, solid-state and statistical physics. Emphasis is given to the underlying physical basis or principle for each topic, and pedogogical features include conceptual layout sections that define the goals of each chapter, a simplified but rigorous mathematical apparatus and a thorough discussion of approximations are used to develop the adopted physical models.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

539.7 E943A 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Atomic Physics provides a concise treatment of atomic physics and a basis to prepare for work in other disciplines that are underpinned by atomic physics such as chemistry, biology and several aspects of engineering science. The focus is mainly on atomic structure since this is what is primarily responsible for the physical properties of atoms. After a brief introduction to some basic concepts, the perturbation theory approach follows the hierarchy of interactions starting with the largest. The other interactions of spin, and angular momentum of the outermost electrons with each other, the nucleus and external magnetic fields are treated in order of descending strength. A spectroscopic perspective is generally taken by relating the observations of atomic radiation emitted or absorbed to the internal energy levels involved. X-ray spectra are then discussed in relation to the energy levels of the innermost electrons. Finally, a brief description is given of some modern, laser based, spectroscopic methods for the high resolution study of the nest details of atomic structure.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

531 D576C 2019

Pages:

Volumes : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Classical Mechanics teaches readers how to solve physics problems; in other words, how to put math and physics together to obtain a numerical or algebraic result and then interpret these results physically. These skills are important and will be needed in more advanced science and engineering courses. However, more important than developing problem-solving skills and physical-interpretation skills, the main purpose of this multi-volume series is to survey the basic concepts of classical mechanics and to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the foundational content knowledge of classical mechanics. Classical Mechanics: Tools and vectors is simply about transmitting information. The conventions used to transmit certain types of numerical information are crucial concepts that must be addressed at the outset of any series on classical mechanics by discussing scalars versus vectors for example.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

543.5 E493C 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Terahertz (THz) radiation with frequencies between 100 GHz and 30 THz has developed into an important tool of science and technology, with numerous applications in materials characterization, imaging, sensor technologies, and telecommunications. Recent progress in THz generation has provided ultrashort THz pulses with electric field amplitudes of up to several megavolts/cm. This development opens the new research field of nonlinear THz spectroscopy in which strong light-matter interactions are exploited to induce quantum excitations and/or charge transport and follow their nonequilibrium dynamics in time-resolved experiments. This book introduces methods of THz generation and nonlinear THz spectroscopy in a tutorial way, discusses the relevant theoretical concepts, and presents prototypical, experimental, and theoretical results in condensed matter physics. The potential of nonlinear THz spectroscopy is illustrated by recent research, including an overview of the relevant literature.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

537.6226 D921E 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The transport of electric charge through most materials is well described in terms of their electronic band structure. The present book deals with two cases where the charge transport in a solid is not described by the simple band structure picture of the solid. These cases are related to the phenomena of the quantum Hall effect and superconductivity. Part I of this book deals with the quantum Hall effect, which is a consequence of the behavior of electrons in solids when they are constrained to move in two dimensions. Part II of the present volume describes the behavior of superconductors, where electrons are bound together in Cooper pairs and travel through a material without resistance.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018.

Call Number:

530.158282 Z93I 2018

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This is an introductory textbook on computational methods and techniques intended for undergraduates at the sophomore or junior level in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. It provides an introduction to programming languages such as FORTRAN 90/95/2000 and covers numerical techniques such as differentiation, integration, root finding, and data fitting. The textbook also entails the use of the Linux/Unix operating system and other relevant software such as plotting programs, text editors, and mark up languages such as LaTeX. It includes multiple homework assignments.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

530.071 F831M 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
There have been many recent discussions of the 'replication crisis' in psychology and other social sciences. This has been attributed, in part, to the fact that researchers hesitate to submit null results and journals fail to publish such results. In this book Allan Franklin and Ronald Laymon analyze what constitutes a null result and present evidence, covering a 400-year history, that null results play significant roles in physics
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

571.43 P235M 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book is an introduction to the mechanical properties, the force generating capacity, and the sensitivity to mechanical cues of the biological system. To understand how these qualities govern many essential biological processes, we also discuss how to measure them. However, before delving into the details and the techniques, we will first learn the operational definitions in mechanics, such as force, stress, elasticity, viscosity and so on. This book will explore the mechanics at three different length scales-molecular, cellular, and tissue levels-sequentially, and discuss the measurement techniques to quantify the intrinsic mechanical properties, force generating capacity, mechanoresponsive processes in the biological systems, and rupture forces.
Publisher:

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Call Number:

610 P836M 2010

Pages:

xiii, 223 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The medical tradition that developed in the lands of Islam during the medieval period (c. 650--1500) has, like few others, influenced the fates and fortunes of countless human beings. It is the story of contact and cultural exchange across countries and creeds, affecting caliphs, kings, courtiers, courtesans, and the common crowd. In addition to being fascinating in its own right, it formed the roots from which modern Western medicine arose. Contrary to the stereotypical picture, medieval Islamic medicine was not simply a conduit for Greek ideas, but was a locus for innovation and change. The book is organised around five topics: the emergence of medieval Islamic medicine and its intense cross-pollination with other cultures, the theoretical medical framework, the function of physicians within the larger society, the medical care as seen through preserved case histories, and the role of magic and devout religious invocations in scholarly as well as everyday medicine. A concluding chapter on the 'afterlife' concerns the impact of medieval Islamic medicine upon the European medical tradition and its continued practice today.The aim of this book is not to compress the entire history of medieval Islamic medicine into a single small volume. Rather, it presents an overview, highlighted with particular examples.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

531.11 R865N 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book uses a hands-on approach to nonlinear dynamics using commonly available software, including the free dynamical systems software Xppaut, Matlab (or its free cousin, Octave) and the Maple symbolic algebra system. Detailed instructions for various common procedures, including bifurcation analysis using the version of AUTO embedded in Xppaut, are provided. This book also provides a survey that can be taught in a single academic term covering a greater variety of dynamical systems (discrete versus continuous time, finite versus infinite-dimensional, dissipative versus conservative) than is normally seen in introductory texts. Numerical computation and linear stability analysis are used as unifying themes throughout the book. Despite the emphasis on computer calculations, theory is not neglected, and fundamental concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamics such as solution maps and invariant manifolds are presented.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

535 E943O 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Optics has been part of scientific enquiry from its beginning and remains a key element of modern science. This book provides a concise treatment of physical optics starting with a brief summary of geometrical optics. Scalar diffraction theory is introduced to describe wave propagation and diffraction effects and provides the basis for Fourier methods for treating more complex diffraction problems. The rest of the book treats the physics underlying some important instruments for spectral analysis and optical metrology, reflection and transmission at dielectric surfaces and the polarization of light. This undergraduate-level text aims to aid understanding of optical applications in physical, engineering and life sciences or more advanced topics in modern optics.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018.

Call Number:

530 H731O 2019

Pages:

Volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The Outside the Research Lab series is a testament to the fact that the physics taught to high school and university students IS used in the real world. This book explores the physics and technology inherent to preserving and restoring old forms of transport, as well as creating modern transport for today and for our future needs. Outside the Research Lab, Volume 2 is a path to discovering how transport professionals and enthusiasts use physics to help them in their work. It covers several different aspects of transport, ranging from the restoration of vintage buses to the materials used in the latest supercars. Stunning images throughout the book and clear, understandable writing are supplemented by offset detail boxes which take the physics concepts to higher levels. Outside the Research Lab, Volume 2 is both for the general interest reader and students in STEM. Lecturers in university physics, materials science, engineering and other sciences will find this an excellent basis for teaching undergraduate students the range of applications for the physics they are learning. There is a vast range of different areas that require expertise in physics...this second volume of Outside the Research Lab shows a few with great detail provided by professionals doing the work.
Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2020.

Call Number:

530.12 W312Q 2020

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Arising from a series of laboratory class experiments developed by the authors, this book provides an overview of fundamental experiments that can be used to practically demonstrate the underlying principles of quantum physics and quantum information science. Designed with multiple readerships in mind, it will be essential for the professor who would like to recreate a similar suite of experiments for their students as well as students of physics, who would like to learn how such experiments are conducted. Computer scientists, photonics engineers and electrical engineers who would like to foray into quantum technologies would also find this narrative useful to learn about the terminology, key postulates of quantum physics, the collapse of states on measurement and how quantum computers could be implemented.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

536.7 D313Q 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book provides an introduction to the emerging field of quantum thermodynamics, with particular focus on its relation to quantum information and its implications for quantum computers and next generation quantum technologies. The text, aimed at graduate level physics students with a working knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical physics, provides a brief overview of the development of classical thermodynamics and its quantum formulation in Chapter 1. Chapter 2 then explores typical thermodynamic settings, such as cycles and work extraction protocols, when the working material is genuinely quantum. Finally, Chapter 3 explores the thermodynamics of quantum information processing and introduces the reader to some more state of-the-art topics in this exciting and rapidly developing research field.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

530.12 S917R 2019

Pages:

Volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Volume 1 of this three-part series introduces the fundamental concepts of quantum field theory using the formalism of canonical quantization. This volume is intended for use as a text for an introductory quantum field theory course that can include both particle and condensed matter physics students. Starting with a brief review of classical field theory as a jumping off point for the quantization of classical fields, thereby promoting them to proper quantum fields, formalism for real and complex scalar field theories is then presented, followed by fermion field quantization, gauge field quantization, toy models of the nuclear interaction, and finally the full Lagrangian for QED and its renormalization.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Call Number:

621.3815 W776S 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Semiconductors and Modern Electronics is a brief introduction to the physics behind semiconductor technologies. Chuck Winrich, a physics professor at Babson College, explores the topic of semiconductors from a qualitative approach to understanding the theories and models used to explain semiconductor devices. Applications of semiconductors are explored and understood through the models developed in the book. The qualitative approach in this book is intended to bring the advanced ideas behind semiconductors to the broader audience of students who will not major in physics. Much of the inspiration for this book comes from Dr. Winrich's experience teaching a general electronics course to students majoring in business. The goal of that class, and this book, is to bring forward the science behind semiconductors, and then to look at how that science affects the lives of people.
Publisher:

Boston, MA : Prentice Hall, 2017.

Call Number:

660.2842 W247S 2017

Pages:

xl, 1109 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
he Definitive, Up-to-Date, Student-Friendly Guide to Separation Process Engineering¿With More Mass Transfer Coverage and a New Chapter on Crystallization Separation Process Engineering, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive, accessible guide available on modern separation processes and the fundamentals of mass transfer. In this completely updated edition, Phillip C. Wankat teaches each key concept through detailed, realistic examples using real data¿including up-to-date simulation practice and spreadsheet-based exercises. Wankat thoroughly covers each separation process, including flash, column, and batch distillation; exact calculations and shortcut methods for multicomponent distillation; staged and packed column design; absorption; stripping; and more. This edition provides expanded coverage of mass transfer and diffusion, so faculty can cover separations and mass transfer in one course. Detailed discussions of liquid-liquid extraction, adsorption, chromatography, and ion exchange prepare students for advanced work. Wankat presents coverage of membrane separations, including gas permeation, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, pervaporation, and applications. An updated chapter on economics and energy conservation in distillation adds coverage of equipment costs. This edition contains more than 300 new, up-to-date homework problems, extensively tested in undergraduate courses at Purdue University and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
Publisher:

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1972.

Call Number:

660.28424 B849S 1972

Pages:

xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Staged Cascades in Chemical Processing. P.L. Thibaut Brian. Copyright 1972, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs. Hardcover in very good condition. Binding is secure, cover and spine are clean with minimal wear. NO writing or highlighting was observerd in text. Dust jacket in very good Shelved in Science. The Bookman serving Colorado Springs since 1990.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

530.13 L727S 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Statistical Mechanics: Problems with solutions contains detailed model solutions to the exercise problems formulated in the companion Lecture notes volume. In many cases, the solutions include result discussions that enhance the lecture material. For readers' convenience, the problem assignments are reproduced in this volume.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

534 M661P 2019

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
For a physicist, "noise" is not just about sounds, but refers to any random physical process that blurs measurements, and in so doing stands in the way of scientific knowledge. This book deals with the most common types of noise, their properties, and some of their unexpected virtues. The text explains the most useful mathematical concepts related to noise. Finally, the book aims at making this subject more widely known and to stimulate the interest for its study in young physicists.
Publisher:

Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing, 2017.

Call Number:

532.001 F559T 2017

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Theoretical Fluid Mechanics has been written to aid physics students who wish to pursue a course of self-study in fluid mechanics. It is a comprehensive, completely self-contained text with equations of fluid mechanics derived from first principles, and any required advanced mathematics is either fully explained in the text, or in an appendix. It is accompanied by about 180 exercises with completely worked out solutions. The book includes extensive sections on the application of fluid mechanics to topics of importance in astrophysics and geophysics. These topics include the equilibrium of rotating, self-gravitating, fluid masses; tidal bores; terrestrial ocean tides; and the Eddington solar model. It avoids empirical and semi-empirical approaches to fluid mechanics, and, instead, concentrates on that subset of fluid behavior that can be treated exactly. It is also restricted to classical, Newtonian, isotropic, and non-relativistic fluids.
Publisher:

San Rafael, CA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018.

Call Number:

535.32 S594T 2018

Pages:

Various pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Topology is the study of properties of geometrical objects that remain invariant as the object is bent, twisted, or otherwise continuously deformed. It has been an indispensable tool in particle physics and solid state physics for decades, but in recent years it has become increasingly relevant in classical and quantum optics as well. It makes appearances through such diverse phenomena as Pancharatnam-Berry phases, optical vortices and solitons, and optical simulations of solid-state topological phenomena. This book concisely provides the necessary mathematical background needed to understand these developments and to give a rapid survey of some of the optical applications where topological issues arise.