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Finn's Thermal Physics

3rd Edition

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Andrew Rex, C.B.P. Finn
April 7, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the ...

Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction, Second Edition

2nd Edition

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Richard Fitzpatrick
July 4, 2018

Emphasizing physics over mathematics, this popular, classroom-tested text helps advanced undergraduates acquire a sound physical understanding of wave phenomena. This second edition of Oscillations and Waves: An Introduction contains new widgets, animations in Python, and exercises, as well as updat...

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Observational Methods and Astrophysics - Two Volume Set

1st Edition

Jonathan Marr, Ronald L. Snell, Stanley E. Kurtz
May 17, 2019

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Yet for too long, there has been no comprehensive textbook on radio astronomy for undergraduate students. This two-volume set of introductory textbooks is exclusively...

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Astrophysics

1st Edition

Ronald L. Snell, Stanley Kurtz, Jonathan Marr
May 14, 2019

As demonstrated by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy has contributed greatly to our understanding of the Universe. Courses covering this subject are, therefore, very important in the education of the next generation of scientists who will continue to explore the Cosmos. This textbook,...

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
April 30, 2019

Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job… this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student."―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text … will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters...

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: An Experimental Perspective

1st Edition

Thomas Weinacht, Brett J. Pearson
January 23, 2019

This concise and carefully developed text offers a reader friendly guide to the basics of time-resolved spectroscopy with an emphasis on experimental implementation. The authors carefully explain and relate for the reader how measurements are connected to the core physical principles. They use the...

Physics for Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Daniel H. Nichols
December 18, 2018

This text provides an introduction to the important physics underpinning current technologies, highlighting key concepts in areas that include linear and rotational motion, energy, work, power, heat, temperature, fluids, waves, and magnetism. This revision reflects the latest technology advances,...

Statistical Physics of Dense Plasmas: Elementary Processes and Phase Transitions

1st Edition

Setsuo Ichimaru
December 17, 2018

This authoritative text offers a complete overview on the statistical mechanics and electrodynamics of physical processes in dense plasma systems. The author emphasizes laboratory-based experiments and astrophysical observations of plasma phenomena, elucidated through the fundamentals. The coverage...

Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Thomas Banks
December 13, 2018

This authoritative, advanced introduction provides a complete, modern perspective on quantum mechanics. It clarifies many common misconceptions regarding wave/particle duality and the correct interpretation of measurements. The author develops the text from the ground up, starting from the...

Core Principles of Special and General Relativity

1st Edition

James H. Luscombe
December 03, 2018

This book provides an accessible, yet thorough, introduction to special and general relativity, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book provides clear descriptions of how to approach the mathematics and physics...

An Introduction to Radiation Protection

7th Edition

Alan Martin, Sam Harbison, Karen Beach, Peter Cole
November 12, 2018

This highly-readable account of the nature of the hazards presented by ionizing radiation and the methods of protection is an ideal introductory text for those new to the field, and for the non-specialist. The seventh edition continues to cover the technical principles underlying the control of...

Physical Properties of Materials, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Mary Anne White
October 29, 2018

Designed for advanced undergraduate students and as a useful reference book for materials researchers, Physical Properties of Materials, Third Edition establishes the principles that control the optical, thermal, electronic, magnetic, and mechanical properties of materials. Using an atomic and...

Quantum Mechanics: A Simplified Approach

1st Edition

Shabnam Siddiqui
October 24, 2018

Quantum mechanics is one of the most challenging subjects to learn. It is challenging because quantum phenomenon is counterintuitive, and the mathematics used to explain such a phenomenon is very abstract, and difficult to grasp. This textbook is an attempt to overcome these challenges. Every...

Lessons in Scientific Computing: Numerical Mathematics, Computer Technology, and Scientific Discovery

1st Edition

Norbert Schorghofer
October 10, 2018

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this new book provides a modern introduction to scientific computing, exploring numerical methods, computer technology, and their interconnections, which are treated with the goal of facilitating scientific research across all disciplines. Each chapter provides...

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