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Observer Performance Methods for Diagnostic Imaging: Foundations, Modeling, and Applications with R-Based Examples

Dev P. Chakraborty
December 21, 2017

"This book presents the technology evaluation methodology from the point of view of radiological physics and contrasts the purely physical evaluation of image quality with the determination of diagnostic outcome through the study of observer performance. The reader is taken through the arguments...

Gravitation

A R Prasanna
December 21, 2017

This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the...

Optics Manufacturing: Components and Systems

Christoph Gerhard
December 21, 2017

Optical components are essential key elements in modern engineering and everyday life. The education of skilled personnel and specialists in the fields of theoretical and practical optics manufacturing is of essential importance for next-generation technologies. Against this background, this book...

Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fifth Edition

H. Angus Macleod
December 21, 2017

Praise for prior editions "an excellent treatise of thin film coatings, explaining how to produce all sorts of different filters selected according to the function they are required to play… an indispensable text for every filter manufacturer and user and an excellent guide for students." ―...

Actions and Invariants of Algebraic Groups, Second Edition

Walter Ricardo Ferrer Santos, Alvaro Rittatore
December 20, 2017

Actions and Invariants of Algebraic Groups, Second Edition presents a self-contained introduction to geometric invariant theory starting from the basic theory of affine algebraic groups and proceeding towards more sophisticated dimensions." Building on the first edition, this book provides an...

Advanced MR Neuroimaging: From Theory to Clinical Practice

Ioannis Tsougos
December 20, 2017

Over the last decade, some of the greatest achievements in the field of neuroimaging have been related to remarkable advances in magnetic resonance techniques, including diffusion, perfusion, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional MRI. Such techniques have provided valuable insights into...

Amorphous-Nanocrystalline Alloys

A.M. Glezer, N.A. Shurygina
December 20, 2017

Amorphous-nanocrystalline alloys are a relatively new class of materials born from the rapid development of new technologies and different methods of producing amorphous and nanocrystalline powders and films, compacting, melt quenching, megaplastic deformation, implantation, laser, plasma, and...

Biophysical Chemistry

Dagmar Klostermeier, Markus G. Rudolph
December 19, 2017

Biophysical Chemistry explores the concepts of physical chemistry and molecular structure that underlie biochemical processes. Ideally suited for students of life sciences, but equally accessible to students and scientists in related fields, the book concisely describes the fundamental aspects of...

Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Liquids: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, Second Edition

Jozef Kowalewski, Lena Maler
December 19, 2017

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is widely used across many fields of science because of the rich data it produces, and some of the most valuable data come from studies of nuclear spin relaxation in solution. The first edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, provided an accessible...

Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality: From Theory to Experiment

Shaaban Khalil, Stefano Moretti
December 18, 2017

Supersymmetry (SUSY) is one of the most important ideas ever conceived in particle physics. It is a symmetry that relates known elementary particles of a certain spin to as yet undiscovered particles that differ by half a unit of that spin (known as Superparticles). Supersymmetric models now stand...

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

Mattias Blennow
December 18, 2017

Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this new textbook contains an introduction to the mathematical concepts used in physics and engineering. The entire book is unique in that it draws upon applications from physics, rather than mathematical examples, to ensure students are...

Optical MEMS, Nanophotonics, and Their Applications

Guangya Zhou, Chengkuo Lee
December 15, 2017

This book covers device design fundamentals and system applications in optical MEMS and nanophotonics. Expert authors showcase examples of how fusion of nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) with nanophotonic elements is creating powerful new photonic devices and systems including MEMS micromirrors, MEMS...

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