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Waves: A Very Short Introduction


Mike Goldsmith

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


Jim Baggott

22 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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Electrical Properties of Materials

Tenth Edition


L. Solymar, D. Walsh, R. R. A. Syms

27 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


J. Pierrus

02 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


J. Pierrus

02 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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Second Edition


Mark Newman

26 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


Dennis Sherwood, Paul Dalby

07 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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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction


William Lowrie

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


Roland Jackson

22 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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Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors


Sadegh Vaez-Zadeh

01 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


Abraham Bers

25 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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The Simple Physics of Energy Use


Peter Rez

21 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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The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics


Nicholas Manton, Nicholas Mee

13 April 2017

The Physical World offers a grand vision of the essential unity of physics that will enable the reader to see the world through the eyes of a physicist and understand their thinking.

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A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition


Jonathan Law

23 March 2017

Oxford Quick Reference

This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists.

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Gravity: A Very Short Introduction


Timothy Clifton

23 February 2017

Very Short Introductions

Gravity is the most immediately familiar of the four fundamental forces of nature, and its effects dominate many of the phenomena commonly observed. Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity, from Newton's apple to gravitational waves and efforts such as string theory to combine gravity with quantum mechanics.

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Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction


Geoff Cottrell

08 December 2016

Very Short Introductions

Geoffrey Cottrell describes the rise of telescopes from early optical examples to the sophisticated range of modern telescopes on Earth and in space, opening up the cosmos in views from radio waves to gamma rays. Looking forward, he discusses the possibilities of the new generation of telescopes in construction today.

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Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction


Heiner Igel

10 November 2016

This book is an introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering, and many other fields. It looks under the hood of current simulation technology and provides guidelines on what to look out for when carrying out sophisticated simulation tasks.

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Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction


Rob Ellam

19 May 2016

Very Short Introductions

Isotopes are used in many areas of science and technology, including medicine, archaeology, and nuclear physics. They are central to our understanding of the Earth's past and current processes. Here, Rob Ellam explains the importance and applications of stable and radioactive isotopes.

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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension


Michio Kaku

28 April 2016

Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics


Roger Penrose

28 April 2016

In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

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