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Handbook of Visual Optics, Two-Volume Set


Pablo Artal
May 15, 2017

Handbook of Visual Optics offers an authoritative overview of encyclopedic knowledge in the field of physiological optics. It builds from fundamental concepts to the science and technology of instruments and practical procedures of vision correction, integrating expert knowledge from physics, medici...

Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications


Rakesh Behari Mathur, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Shailaja Pande
January 10, 2017

The study of nanostructures has become, in recent years, a theme common to many disciplines, in which scientists and engineers manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level in order to obtain materials and systems with significantly improved properties. Carbon nanomaterials have a unique place...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition


Andrew Rex, C.B.P. Finn
March 27, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the ...

Solar Fuel Generation


Yatendra S. Chaudhary
January 17, 2017

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels ha...

Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy


William Y. Song, Kari Tanderup, Bradley Pieters
May 23, 2017

Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity,...

An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes


John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan
February 6, 2017

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been the subject of intense scientific research since their relatively recent discoveries. This book introduces the reader to the science behind these rapidly developing fields, and covers both the fundamentals and latest advances. Uniquely, this book covers the to...

Quantum Chemistry at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Tanmoy Chakraborty, Ramon Carbo-Dorca
March 15, 2018

This volume, edited by a well-known specialist in the field of theoretical chemistry, gathers together a selection of papers on theoretical chemistry within the themes of mathematical, computational, and quantum chemistry. The authors present a rich assembly of some of the most important current...

Quantum Mechanics: Axiomatic Theory with Modern Applications

Nelson Boliva, Gabriel Abellán
March 15, 2018

This new book, Quantum Mechanics: Axiomatic Theory with Modern Applications, will act as a guide through the various aspects of quantum mechanics. It not only involves the basics but also addresses new themes developed in the field in recent years. These include quantum mechanics in relation to...

Hip Joint in Adults: Advances and Developments

K. Mohan Iyer
March 13, 2018

This book gives important details of how surgery of the hip joint has evolved around the world. The 22 original chapters are written by experienced consultants, including Drs. John O'Donnell (Melbourne, Australia), Manfred Krieger and Ilan Elias (Frankfurt, Germany), and Nicholas Goddard (London,...

Introduction to Optical Components

Roshan L. Aggarwal, Kambiz Alavi
March 13, 2018

This book describes in detail the following optical components and their applications: lenses, mirrors, diffraction gratings, optical windows, optical filters, beam splitters, light sources, infrared and optical detectors....


James Luscombe
March 12, 2018

This book provides an accessible yet thorough introduction to thermodynamics, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book delivers clear descriptions of how to think about the mathematics and physics involved. The...

Landau Fermi Liquids and Beyond

V. Tripathi
March 02, 2018

This book consolidates the older and more recent concepts on weakly-interacting fermions where traditional many-body techniques are adequate. Targeting primarily the advanced undergraduates and graduates, the author has included plenty of examples and problems from contemporary topics of research....

A Guide to Outcome Modeling In Radiotherapy and Oncology: Listening to the Data

Issam El Naqa
March 02, 2018

This book explores outcome modeling in cancer from a data-centric perspective to enable a better understanding of complex treatment response, to guide the design of advanced clinical trials, and to aid personalized patient care and improve their quality of life. It contains coverage of the relevant...

Concise Optics: Concepts, Examples, and Problems

Ajawad I. Haija, M. Z. Numan, W. Larry Freeman
March 01, 2018

This introductory text is a reader friendly treatment of geometrical and physical optics emphasizing problems and solved examples with detailed analysis and helpful commentary. The authors are seasoned educators with decades of experience teaching optics. Their approach is to gradually present...

Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors, Second Edition

Matthew D. McCluskey, Matthew D. McCluskey, Eugene E. Haller, Eugene E. Haller
February 28, 2018

Praise for the First Edition "The book goes beyond the usual textbook in that it provides more specific examples of real-world defect physics … an easy reading, broad introductory overview of the field" ―Materials Today "… well written, with clear, lucid explanations …"―Chemistry World This...

The Theory of Everything: Quantum and Relativity is everywhere – A Fermat Universe

Norbert Schwarzer
February 28, 2018

The book unifies quantum theory and the general theory of relativity. As an unsolved problem for about 100 years and influencing so many fields, this is probably of some importance to the scientific community. Examples like Higgs field, limit to classical Dirac and Klein–Gordon or Schrödinger cases...

Miniature Sorption Coolers: Theory and Applications

Lucio Piccirillo, Gabriele Coppi, Andrew May
February 27, 2018

In recent years, there have been significant developments in detector technologies in the field of astrophysics, requiring lower temperatures with simple self-contained refrigerators. Temperatures in the range of 1K to 50mK are now achieved by using dedicated closed-cycle miniature sorption coolers...

Handbook of Optical Sensors

Jose Luis Santos, Faramarz Farahi
February 26, 2018

Handbook of Optical Sensors provides a comprehensive and integrated view of optical sensors, addressing the fundamentals, structures, technologies, applications, and future perspectives. Featuring chapters authored by recognized experts and major contributors to the field, this essential reference:...