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Annotations to Quantum Statistical Mechanics

In-Gee Kim
March 20, 2018

This book is a rewritten and annotated version of Leo P. Kadanoff and Gordon Baym’s lectures that were presented in the book Quantum Statistical Mechanics: Green’s Function Methods in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Problems. The lectures were devoted to a discussion on the use of thermodynamic...

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...

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...

A Hands-On Course in Sensors Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Volker Ziemann
March 02, 2018

A Hands-On Course in Sensors using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is the first book to give a practical and wide-ranging account of how to interface sensors and actuators with micro-controllers, Raspberry Pi and other control systems. The author describes the progression of raw signals through...

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...

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:...