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Mathematica in Theoretical Physics
Gerd Baumann
0387016740
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mathematica for Theoretical Physics: Classical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics This second edition of Baumann's Mathematica® in Theoretical Physics shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions. Each example and calculation can be evaluated by the reader, and the reader can change the example calculations and adopt the given code to related or similar problems. The second edition has been completely revised and expanded into two volumes: The first volume covers classical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. Both topics are the basis of a regular mechanics course. The second volume covers electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and fractals and fractional calculus. New examples have...


Physics (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636294
September 2002
Paperback
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Introduction to the Physics of Cohesive Sediment Dynamics in the Marine Environment
J. C. Winterwerp
0444515534
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Review
J.H. Baas
DIS-56 has given me a lot of new ideas, and it will undoubtedly stimulate others as well. There can be only one recommendation for the interested reader: buy the book before it runs out of print again.
Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2005

Book Description
This book is an introduction to the physical processes of cohesive sediment in the marine environment. It focuses on highly dynamic systems, such as estuaries and coastal seas. Processes on the continental shelf are also discussed and attention is given to the effects of chemistry, biology and gas.
The process descriptions are based on hydrodynamic and soil mechanic principles, which integrate at the soil-water interface. This approach is substantiated through a classification scheme of sediment occurrences in...


Physics Formulas (SparkCharts Science Series)
Contribution by Bernell K. Downer
1586636634
September 2002
Other Format
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Workshop Physics Activity Guide, the Core Volume with Mechanics I
Priscilla W. Laws
0471155934
July 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
This text enriches student observations and experiments by using a powerful set of integrated computer tools, enabling them to collect, display and analyze data and create mathematical models to describe phenomena. Contains hundreds of activities to help students understand experimental and theoretical aspects of physics. Conceptual aspects of the activities are based on physics education research and these activities provide an important foundation for the mathematical derivations, modeling exercises and quantitative problem solving that students are asked to perform.


Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
Steven Strogatz
0738204536
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Book Info
An introductory text in nonlinear dynamics and chaos, emphasizing applications in several areas of science, which include vibrations, biological rhythms, insect outbreaks, and genetic control systems. Contains a rich selection of illustrations, with many exercises and examples. Softcover.


Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics
Richard A. Lindzen
0521018218
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
'Written with wit, peppered with personal anecdotes, and illustrated with simple physical problems, this text is a pleasure to read and acts as a useful reference book as well.' Howard B. Bluestein, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Review
"...is, beyond any doubt, an interesting and useful book and is recommended for all university libraries. It brings the reader to the forefront of the atmospheric sciences, highlighting the challenges of many not yet completely solved problems....a good book for those who start research in the field of atmospheric dynamics." Konrad Bajer, PAGEOPH

"...strongly recommend it as a source of new ideas for teachers and as a review of atmospheric dynamics for someone who has already been introduced to the subject." Andrew P. Ingersoll, Icarus ...



An Introduction to Dynamic Meterology, Vol. 89
James R. Holton
0123540151
February 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Praise for previous edition:

...reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals. BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY

The careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorology. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS

Review
Praise for previous edition:

"...reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals." -BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY

"The careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorology." -JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS


Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Max Born
0486607690
June 1962
Paperback
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Book Description
This excellent, semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, and more) and coverage of Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity, discussing the concept of simultaneity, kinematics, Einstein’s mechanics and dynamics, and more.


Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics
Richard S. Lindzen
052136101X
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'Written with wit, peppered with personal anecdotes, and illustrated with simple physical problems, this text is a pleasure to read and acts as a useful reference book as well.' Howard B. Bluestein, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Review
"...is, beyond any doubt, an interesting and useful book and is recommended for all university libraries. It brings the reader to the forefront of the atmospheric sciences, highlighting the challenges of many not yet completely solved problems....a good book for those who start research in the field of atmospheric dynamics." Konrad Bajer, PAGEOPH

"...strongly recommend it as a source of new ideas for teachers and as a review of atmospheric dynamics for someone who has already been introduced to the subject." Andrew P. Ingersoll, Icarus ...



Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Yung-Kuo K. Lim (Editor)
9810200560
February 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin.


Physics of the Earth and the Solar System
B. Bertotti
0792305353
Apr 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the reviews: ".....The book is a very good balance between theory and applications, of analysis and synthesis, keeping always the focus on the comprehension of the physics ruling our planetary system. In summary, this represents both an excellent textbook for students and a fundamental reference, and encyclopedic summary current knowledge, for researchers in the Solar System field." (Alessandro Rossi, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 2005)  


Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems
Stephen T. Thornton
0534408966
July 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one- or two-semester course, provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Vector calculus is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving ability.. Modern notation and terminology are used throughout in support of the text's objective: to facilitate students' transition to advanced physics and the mathematical formalism needed for the quantum theory of physics. CLASSICAL DYNAMICS OF PARTICLES AND SYSTEMS can easily be used for a one- or two-semester course, depending on the instructor's choice of topics.

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Physics and Materials Science of Vortex States, Flux Pinning and Dynamics
Ram Kossowsky
0792356632
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A discussion by an assembly of expert physicists and materials scientists, embracing the specific features of vortex-pin interactions, the modes of different kinds of vortex motion under the action of Lorenz force, and the mechanisms of dissipation. The effects of transport and screening currents, superimposed AC magnetic fields and the microwave electromagnetic irradiation on vortex behaviour define the electromagnetic properties of a high-Tc superconducting material. The mechanisms driving the depinning of vortices and the dynamics of their motion determine the critical current density and its file dependence, the mechanisms of energy dissipation, and linear and nonlinear resistivity, AC losses, and noise in electronic circuitry.
The book therefore has direct implications for the development of new ...


Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos
Seth Lloyd
1400040922
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lloyd, a professor at MIT, works in the vanguard of research in quantum computing: using the quantum mechanical properties of atoms as a computer. He contends that the universe itself is one big quantum computer producing what we see around us, and ourselves, as it runs a cosmic program. According to Lloyd, once we understand the laws of physics completely, we will be able to use small-scale quantum computing to understand the universe completely as well. In his scenario, the universe is processing information. The second law of thermodynamics (disorder increases) is all about information, and Lloyd spends much of the book explaining how quantum processes convey information. The creation of the universe itself involved information processing: random fluctuations in the quantum foam, like a random number generator...


Physics of the Solar System
Bruno Bertotti
1402014287
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume covers most areas in the physics of the solar system, with special emphasis on gravitational dynamics; its gist is the rational, in particular mathematical, understanding of the main processes at work. Special stress is given to the variety of objects in the planetary system and their long-term evolution. The unique character of this book is its breadth and depth, which aims at bringing the reader to the threshold of original research; however, special chapters and introductory sections are included for the benefit of the beginner. Physics of the Solar System is based on the earlier work by B. Bertotti and P. Farinella: Physics of the Earth and the Solar System, which has been completely revised and updated, and more focused on the solar system. It generally attains a higher level than the previous...


The Physics and Technology of Tennis
Howard Brody
0972275908
April 2004
Paperback
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Vic Braden (Teacher, Author, Broadcaster, Researcher)
"…the most important tennis book in fifteen years. If you want to get smarter, faster, … buy this book immediately."

Review
"A masterpiece on everything you ever wanted to know about tennis equipment and how it affects performance."  —Inside Tennis


Physics of the Solar System
Bruno Bertotti
1402015097
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume covers most areas in the physics of the solar system, with special emphasis on gravitational dynamics; its gist is the rational, in particular mathematical, understanding of the main processes at work. Special stress is given to the variety of objects in the planetary system and their long-term evolution. The unique character of this book is its breadth and depth, which aims at bringing the reader to the threshold of original research; however, special chapters and introductory sections are included for the benefit of the beginner. Physics of the Solar System is based on the earlier work by B. Bertotti and P. Farinella: Physics of the Earth and the Solar System (Kluwer, 1990), which has been completely revised and updated, and more focused on the solar system. It generally attains a higher level than the...


First Course in String Theory
Barton Zwiebach
0521831431
May 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
Advance praise: 'A refreshingly different approach to string theory that requires remarkably little previous knowledge of quantum theory or relativity. This highlights fundamental features of the theory that make it so radically different from theories based on point-like particles. This book makes the subject amenable to undergraduates but it will also appeal greatly to beginning researchers who may be overwhelmed by the standard textbooks. Furthermore, all of this is accomplished with great elegance in a single volume.' Professor Michael Green, University of Cambridge
'Barton Zwiebach has written a careful and thorough introduction to string theory that is suitable for a full-year course at the advanced undergraduate level. There has been much demand for a book about string theory at this level, and this one should go a...

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