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Thin-Walled Structures: Advances in Research, Design and Manufacturing Technology

J. Loughlan
April 16, 2018

This volume contains the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference of Thin-Walled Structures (ICTWS4), and contains 110 papers which, collectively, provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the progress made in research, development and manufacture in recent years in...

Physical Agents in the Environment and Workplace: Noise and Vibrations, Electromagnetic Fields and Ionizing Radiation

Gaetano Licitra, Giovanni d'Amore, Mauro Magnoni
April 13, 2018

This book explores environmental physical agents and their potential effect on public and occupational health. It considers the theory, current research, and applications of physical agents including noise, Ionizing radiation protection and non ionizing radiation protection, and explores the...

Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion, Second Edition

Amit Kessel, Nir Ben-Tal
April 11, 2018

Introduction to Proteins shows how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to the roles of proteins and enzymes in diverse contexts and everyday applications, including medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior. This edition includes a brand-new chapter...

Power Devices for Efficient Energy Conversion

Gourab Majumdar, Ikunori Takata
April 09, 2018

The growth of power electronics, centering on inverters and converters as its key system topology, has accelerated recently due to the demand for efficient power conversion. This growth has also been backed up by several evolutionary changes and breakthroughs achieved in the areas of power...

Functional Molecular Materials: An Introductory Textbook

Matteo Atzori, Flavia Artizzu
April 09, 2018

The field of molecular materials represents an exciting playground for the design, tailoring, and combination of chemical building blocks as carriers of physical properties and aims at the understanding and development of novel functional molecular devices. Within this extraordinarily widespread...

Self-Organized Lightwave Networks: Self-Aligned Coupling Optical Waveguides

Tetsuzo Yoshimura
April 06, 2018

The SOLNET (self-organized lightwave network) enables self-aligned optical coupling between misaligned optical devices with different core sizes, optical wiring in 3-D free spaces, and targeting lightwaves onto specific objects. These features make fabrication processes of optical networks within...

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...

The Dynamical Projectors Method: Hydro and Electrodynamics

Sergey Leble, Anna Perelomova
March 27, 2018

The dynamical projectors method proves to reduce a multicomponent problem to the simplest one-component problem with its solution determined by specific initial or boundary conditions. Its universality and application in many different physical problems make it particularly useful in hydrodynamics,...

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,...