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The Elements of Relativity


David M. Wittman

06 June 2018

This undergraduate textbook introduces relativity to a non-technical audience. The "thinking tools" approach allows readers to understand at a much deeper level than popular treatments, and end-of-chapter problems (always lacking in popular books) help build and cement that understanding.

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Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics


Peter Mann

05 June 2018

The book introduces classical mechanics. It does so in an informal style with numerous fresh, modern and inter-disciplinary applications assuming no prior knowledge of the necessary mathematics. The book provides a comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the subject matter up to the forefront of research in multiple areas.

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A First Course in Network Theory


Ernesto Estrada, Philip A. Knight

26 March 2015

Network theory is a major topic of interdisciplinary research which covers diverse areas including physics, mathematics and sociology. This book covers all the basics and the most commonly used concepts in the field, provides examples of their applications in solving practical problems, and clear indications on how to analyse their results.

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Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos


S. G. Rajeev

25 July 2013

This book can be used as a textbook for a graduate course on mechanics or for self-study. There are a variety of problems ranging from exercises that verify parts of the text, moderately difficult calculations, to suggested research projects. Connections to other disciplines of mathematics and physics are emphasized.

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Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction


David P. Feldman

09 August 2012

For students with a background in elementary algebra, this book provides a vivid introduction to the key phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals, including the butterfly effect, strange attractors, fractal dimensions, Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set, power laws, and cellular automata. The book includes over 200 end-of-chapter exercises.

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Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis


Ifan Hughes, Thomas Hase

01 July 2010

This short guide to modern error analysis is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed. The necessary concepts are introduced where needed and illustrated graphically. The book emphasises the use of computers for error calculations and data fitting.

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Concepts in Thermal Physics

Second Edition


Stephen J. Blundell, Katherine M. Blundell

01 October 2009

This modern introduction to thermal physics contains a step-by-step presentation of the key concepts. The text is copiously illustrated and each chapter contains several worked examples.

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Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations


Werner Krauth

14 September 2006

Oxford Master Series in Physics

This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format with many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The style will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the physical sciences. The focus is on orientation, with implementation details kept to a minimum.

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Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial

Second Edition


Devinderjit Sivia, John Skilling

01 June 2006

This is the second edition of the first tutorial book on Bayesian methods and maximum entropy aimed at senior undergraduates in science and engineering. It takes the mystery out of statistics by showing how a few fundamental rules can be used to tackle a variety of problems in data analysis.

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Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters and Complexity


James Sethna

06 April 2006

Oxford Master Series in Physics

Sethna's book distills the core ideas of statistical mechanics to make room for new advances important to information theory, complexity, and modern biology. Aimed at advanced undergraduates and early graduate students, Sethna's text explores everything from chaos through information theory to life at the end of the universe.

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