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Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter J. Collings, John W. Goodby
October 10, 2019

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition relies on only introductory level chemistry and physics as the foundation for understanding liquid crystal science. Liquid crystals combine the material properties of solids with the flow properties of fluids. As such they have...

Introductory Solid State Physics with MATLAB Applications

1st Edition

Javier E. Hasbun, Trinanjan Datta
October 02, 2019

Solid state physics, the study and prediction of the fundamental physical properties of materials, forms the backbone of modern materials science and has many technological applications. The unique feature of this text is the MATLAB®-based computational approach with several numerical techniques...

Weak Neutral Currents: The Discovery Of The Electro-weak Force

1st Edition

David Cline
September 28, 2019

This book attempts to trace the key experimental developments that led to the discovery of weak neutral currents in 1973 and the W, Z bosons in 1983, all of the results of which culminated in the identification of the unified-electroweak force....

Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions: Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions Volume I

1st Edition

Roland Kjellander
September 17, 2019

The statistical mechanical theory of liquids and solutions is a fundamental area of physical sciences with important implications in other fields of science and for many industrial applications. This book introduces equilibrium statistical mechanics in general, and statistical mechanics of liquids...

Mathematics and Music: Composition, Perception, and Performance

2nd Edition

James S. Walker, Gary W. Don
September 13, 2019

Mathematics and Music: Composition, Perception, and Performance, Second Edition includes many new sections and more consistent expectations of a student’s experience. The new edition of this popular text is more accessible for students with limited musical backgrounds and only high school...

Essentials of Soft Matter Science

1st Edition

Francoise Brochard-Wyart, Pierre Nassoy, Pierre-Henri Puech
September 11, 2019

Authored by world-leading physicists, this introductory textbook explores the basic principles of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, wetting, and foams. It is a practical ‘toolbox’ for readers to acquire basic knowledge in the field and facilitate further reading and advanced courses....

Path Integrals in Physics: Volume I Stochastic Processes and Quantum Mechanics

1st Edition

M Chaichian, A Demichev
September 11, 2019

Path Integrals in Physics: Volume I, Stochastic Processes and Quantum Mechanics presents the fundamentals of path integrals, both the Wiener and Feynman type, and their many applications in physics. Accessible to a broad community of theoretical physicists, the book deals with systems possessing a...

Quantum Principles and Particles, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Walter Wilcox
August 27, 2019

This textbook offers a unique introduction to quantum mechanics progressing gradually from elementary quantum mechanics to aspects of particle physics. It presents the microscopic world by analysis of the simplest possible quantum mechanical system (spin 1/2). A special feature is the author’s use...

Classical Mechanics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

1st Edition

Osamu Morita
August 26, 2019

This textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students outlines and provides links between classical mechanics and geophysical fluid dynamics. It is particularly suitable for the mechanics and fluids dynamics courses of geophysics, meteorology, or oceanography students as well as serving as a...

Fundamentals of Soft Matter Science

2nd Edition

Linda S. Hirst
August 06, 2019

This revised edition continues to provide the most approachable introduction to the structure, characteristics, and everyday applications of soft matter. It begins with a substantially revised overview of the underlying physics and chemistry common to soft materials. Subsequent chapters...

An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Uri Alon
August 01, 2019

Praise for the first edition: … superb, beautifully written and organized work that takes an engineering approach to systems biology. Alon provides nicely written appendices to explain the basic mathematical and biological concepts clearly and succinctly without interfering with the main text. He...

Sturge's Statistical and Thermal Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Jeffrey Olafsen
July 19, 2019

The original work by M.D. Sturge has been updated and expanded to include new chapters covering non-equilibrium and biological systems. This second edition re-organizes the material in a more natural manner into four parts that continues to assume no previous knowledge of thermodynamics. The four...