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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Eric R. Scerri

9780198842323
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Eric R. Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics. This new edition celebrates the completion of the 7th period of the table, with the naming of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118

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Matter: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Geoff Cottrell

9780198806547
Paperback
March 2019

Very Short Introductions

Geoff Cottrell explores matter, from its familiar forms as solids, liquids, and gases to plasmas, exotic forms of quantum matter, and antimatter. Discussing the origins of matter in the Big Bang, he looks at atoms, energy, mass, and the mysterious forms of dark matter and dark energy.

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An Introduction to Electrodynamics

£44.49

P. A. Davidson

9780198798132
Paperback
February 2019

A contemporary textbook in the field of electromagnetism. Not only is it comprehensive in its coverage of undergraduate material on electrodynamics, but the textboook includes some advanced topics in applied physics, such as fusions plasmas, stellar magnetism and planetary dynamos.

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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

£20.99

Steven Carlip

9780198822165
Paperback
January 2019

This is a short textbook on general relativity and gravitation aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology to high energy physics to condensed matter. The approach is "physics first": readers move quickly to the calculation of observational predictions and only then return to mathematical foundations.

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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

£41.99

Steven Carlip

9780198822158
Hardback
January 2019

This is a short textbook on general relativity and gravitation aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology to high energy physics to condensed matter. The approach is "physics first": readers move quickly to the calculation of observational predictions and only then return to mathematical foundations.

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An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations

£69.00

Peter W. Milonni

9780199215614
Hardback
January 2019

Oxford Graduate Texts

This is an introduction to the quantum theory of light and its broad implications and applications. The book covers material with direct relevance to current basic and applied research, such as quantum fluctuations and their role in laser physics and the theory of forces between macroscopic bodies. Includes many exercises and historical sidelights.

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Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe

£20.00

Jim Baggott

9780198809111
Hardback
November 2018

The greatest challenge for physics is to combine its two most successful theories: general relativity and quantum mechanics. The resulting quantum theory of gravity would explain the universe across all scales. Much has been said about the approach based on string theory. Here, Jim Baggott describes its powerful rival: Loop Quantum Gravity.

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Waves: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Mike Goldsmith

9780198803782
Paperback
November 2018

Very Short Introductions

From sound waves to gravitational waves, and from waves of light to crashing rollers on the ocean, Mike Goldsmith explores the fundamental features shared by all waves in the natural world, and considers the range of phenomena resulting from wave motion, including reflection, diffraction, and polarization in light, and beats and echoes in sound.

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Electrical Properties of Materials

Tenth Edition

£36.99

Laszlo Solymar, Donald Walsh, Richard R. A. Syms

9780198829959
Paperback
September 2018

Informal and accessible writing style, simple treatment of maths, and a clear guide to applications have made this a classic text in electrical and electronic engineering. Features fundamental ideas for understanding the electrical properties of materials. Topics are selected to explain the operation of devices with applications in engineering.

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Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

£69.00

J. Pierrus

9780198821915
Hardback
August 2018

Classical electromagnetism - one of the fundamental pillars of physics - is an important topic for all types of physicists from the theoretical to the applied. Although there are many books on this subject, hardly any are written in the question-and-answer style format adopted in this book.

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Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

£31.49

J. Pierrus

9780198821922
Paperback
August 2018

Classical electromagnetism - one of the fundamental pillars of physics - is an important topic for all types of physicists from the theoretical to the applied. Although there are many books on this subject, hardly any are written in the question-and-answer style format adopted in this book.

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Networks

Second Edition

£53.00

Mark Newman

9780198805090
Hardback
July 2018

This book brings together recent advances and presents a comprehensive picture of the scientific study of networks. It includes discussion of computer networks, social networks, biological networks, and others, and an introduction to the mathematics of network theory, including analysis techniques, computer algorithms, and network modeling.

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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

£47.49

Dennis Sherwood, Paul Dalby

9780198784708
Paperback
June 2018

Thermodynamics is fundamental to university curricula in chemistry, physics, engineering and many life sciences. It is also notoriously difficult for students to understand, learn and apply. This book explains the fundamental concepts with great clarity, and shows how they can be applied to a variety of chemical and life science contexts.

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The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

£25.00

Roland Jackson

9780198788959
Hardback
March 2018

John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and why the sky is blue. This rich biography describes the colourful life and achievements of this brilliant communicator, physicist, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society.

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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

William Lowrie

9780198792956
Paperback
March 2018

Very Short Introductions

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and changes in the Earth's magnetic field (present and past). William Lowrie describes how all these give clues to the structure and working of the planet.

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Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

£69.00

Sadegh Vaez-Zadeh

9780198742968
Hardback
March 2018

Permanent magnet synchronous (PMS) motors stand at the forefront of electric motor development due to their energy saving capabilities and performance potential. This book is a timely advancement along that path as the first comprehensive, self-contained, and thoroughly up-to-date book devoted solely to the control of PMS motors.

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Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

£79.00

Abraham Bers

9780198812623
Paperback
January 2018

Plasma is a ubiquitous state of matter at high temperatures. The electrodynamics of plasmas encompasses many applications, from understanding plasmas in space and the stars, to their use in processing semiconductors. This textbook at the early graduate level covers basic plasma physics and illustrates its use in many current applications.

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Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Key Concepts

£30.49

Jochen Rau

9780199595075
Paperback
September 2017

Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena, from neutron stars to heat engines, or from chemical reactions to phase transitions. The pertinent laws are among the most universal ones of all laws of physics.

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The Simple Physics of Energy Use

£34.49

Peter Rez

9780198802303
Paperback
September 2017

As a society we use energy for climate control and lighting in buildings, moving people and goods from one place to another and making things. This book uses simple classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism) to quantitatively review sources of energy and how we use them.

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Materials for the 21st Century

£26.49

David Segal

9780198804086
Paperback
May 2017

Materials play a key role in our search for solutions to many pressing issues. They underpin industries, are critical for developing new consumer goods, are essential components for medical diagnosis, offer hope for the treatment of currently incurable diseases, and help solve environmental problems. This is a guide to materials for the future.

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