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A Number for your Thoughts: Facts and Speculations About Numbers from Euclid to the Latest Computers

Lines M E
January 01, 1986

Why do we count the way we do? What is a prime number or a friendly, perfect, or weird one? How many are there and who has found the largest yet known? What is the Baffling Law of Benford and can you really believe it? Do most numbers you meet in every day life really begin with a 1, 2, or 3? What...

Aberrations of Optical Systems

W.T Welford
January 01, 1986

Although the subject of optical design as a branch of applied physics is over one hundred years old, the use of aberration theory has changed considerably. Aberrations of Optical Systems covers elementary optics and aberration theory of various optical systems, including the use of nonaxially...

Waves in Focal Regions: Propagation, Diffraction and Focusing of Light, Sound and Water Waves

J.J Stamnes
January 01, 1986

Using numerous mathematical and numerical techniques of diffraction theory, Waves in Focal Regions: Propagation, Diffraction and Focusing of Light, Sound and Water Waves provides a full and richly illustrated description of waves in focal regions. Unlike most books, the author treats...

Of Stars and Men: Reminiscences of an Astronomer

Zdenek Kopal
January 01, 1986

The twentieth century has been a remarkable epoch in the affairs of men, and this is no less true of astronomy, at once the oldest and most modern of the sciences. Sky watchers at the beginning of the century measured positions and predicted celestial motions in faithful but uninspired homage to...

Particle Accelerators and Their Uses, Third Edition

Waldemar H. Scharf
January 01, 1986

Particle Accelerators and Their Uses is a comprehensive treatment of the construction and applications of the major accelerator types. Part I presents the design and parameters of such accelerator types as high-voltage and radio frequency linear designs, synchrocyclotrons and microtrons. Part II...

Laser Beam Scanning: Opto-Mechanical Devices, Systems, and Data Storage Optics

December 06, 1985

Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive guide examines the currentknowledge on opto-mechanical laser beam scanning technology.Combining theoretical and practical aspects, Laser Beam Scanning discusses theapplications, performance, and design of holographic, polygonal, galvanometric,...

Limits in Perception: Essays in Honour of Maarten A. Bouman

van Doorn, van de Grind, Koenderink
December 01, 1984

This book presents an analysis of limits in perception from the vantage point of the physicist, the engineer, the psychophysicist, the psychologist and the theorist. Limits in perception find their causal explanation at many logically and/or physically different levels. Some of the most fundamental...

An Atlas of Selected Galaxies: With Illustrations of Photometric Analyses

Takase, Kodaira, Okamura
December 01, 1984

It is only several decades since galaxies were recognized as huge aggregations of matter in the universe which consist of myriads of stars and vast clouds of gas. The wide variety of shapes of galaxies is one of the wonders of the universe. Attempts to classify galaxies have continued since an...

Creativity As an Exact Science

January 16, 1984


Electronic Properties of Surfaces

January 01, 1984

In recent years the availability of techniques and the asking of basic and technological questions has led to an international explosion of activity in the study of solid surfaces. Originally published in Reports in Progress in Physics, Electronic Properties of Surfaces reflects the modern...