General & Introductory Physics

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Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction, Second Edition

Richard Fitzpatrick
July 16, 2018

Emphasizing physics over mathematics, this popular, classroom-tested text helps advanced undergraduates acquire a sound physical understanding of wave phenomena. This second edition of Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction contains new widgets, animations in Python, and exercises, as well as...

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 99th Edition

John Rumble
June 18, 2018

In a world with access to unlimited amounts of data, how can users who need to make critical scientific and technical decisions find high quality, reliable data? Today, more than ever, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics remains a hallmark of quality. For over 100 years, the Handbook has...

Computational Problems for Physics: With Guided Solutions Using Python

Rubin H. Landau, Manuel José Páez
June 04, 2018

Our future scientists and professionals must be conversant in computational techniques. In order to facilitate integration of computer methods into existing physics courses, this textbook offers a large number of worked examples and problems with fully guided solutions in Python as well as other...

Cosmology and the Early Universe

Pasquale Di Bari
May 08, 2018

This book discusses cosmology from both an observational and a strong theoretical perspective. The first part focuses on gravitation, notably the expansion of the universe and determination of cosmological parameters, before moving onto the main emphasis of the book, the physics of the early...

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

Jonathan Allday
April 16, 2018

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and...

Beyond Belief: Randomness, Prediction and Explanation in Science

John L. Casti
April 16, 2018

How can we predict and explain the phenomena of nature? What are the limits to this knowledge process? The central issues of prediction, explanation, and mathematical modeling, which underlie all scientific activity, were the focus of a conference organized by the Swedish Council for the Planning...

Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences: A Step-by-Step Guide

Marialuisa Aliotta
April 03, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students...

A Mathematica Primer for Physicists

Jim Napolitano
March 28, 2018

"…an excellent text for either a short course or self-study… Professor Napolitano has figured out what students really need, and found a way to deliver it… I have found everything he writes to be worthy of my serious attention…" —Peter D. Persans, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for...

Modeling and Simulation of Everyday Things

Michael W. Roth
March 19, 2018

How can computer modeling and simulation tools be used to understand and analyze common situations and everyday problems? Readers will find here an easy-to-follow, enjoyable introduction for anyone even with little background training. Examples are incorporated throughout to stimulate interest and...

Programming with MATLAB for Scientists: A Beginner’s Introduction

Eugeniy E. Mikhailov
January 31, 2018

This book offers an introduction to the basics of MATLAB programming to scientists and engineers. The author leads with engaging examples to build a working knowledge, specifically geared to those with science and engineering backgrounds. The reader is empowered to model and simulate real systems,...

Entropy and Information Optics: Connecting Information and Time, Second Edition

Francis T.S. Yu
December 11, 2017

This book shows there is a profound connection between information and entropy. Without this connection, information would be more difficult to apply to science. This book covers the connection and the application to modern optics and radar imaging. It shows that there exists a profound...

Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Sixth Edition, Textbook and Student Solutions Manual

William M. Mendenhall, Terry L. Sincich
November 28, 2017

This text is designed for a two-semester introductory course in statistics for students majoring in engineering or any of the physical sciences. Inevitably, once these students graduate and are employed, they will be involved in the collection and analysis of data and will be required to think...