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The Euclidean Matching Problem

This thesis discusses the random Euclidean bipartite matching problem, i.e., the matching problem between two different sets of points randomly generated on the Euclidean domain. The presence of both randomness and Euclidean constraints makes the study of the average properties of the solution highly relevant. The thesis reviews a number of known results about both matching problems and Euclidean matching problems. It then goes on to...

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LHC Physics (Scottish Graduate Series)

Exploring the phenomenology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, LHC Physics focuses on the first years of data collected at the LHC as well as the experimental and theoretical tools involved. It discusses a broad spectrum of experimental and theoretical activity in particle physics, from the searches for the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model to studies of quantum chromodynamics, the B-physics sector, and the p...

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Thermal Radiative Properties: Metallic Elements and Alloys

In 1957, the Thermophysical Properties Research that about 100 journals are required to yield fifty Center (TPRC) of Purdue University, under the percent. But that other fifty percent! It is scattered leadership ofits founder, Professor Y. S. Touloukian, through more than 3500 journals and other docu­ began to develop a coordinated experimental, ments, often items not readily identifiable or ob­ theoretical, and Iiterature review pro...

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Photoalignment of Liquid Crystalline Materials: Physics and Applications

Photoalignment possesses significant advantages in comparison with the usual ‘rubbing’ treatment of the substrates of liquid crystal display (LCD) cells as it is a non-contact method with a high resolution. A new technique recently pioneered by the authors of this book, namely the photo-induced diffusion reorientation of azodyes, does not involve any photochemical or structural transformations of the molecules. This results in photoa...

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The Practical Einstein: Experiments, Patents, Inventions

Albert Einstein may be best known as the wire-haired whacky physicist who gave us the theory of relativity, but that’s just one facet of this genius’s contribution to human knowledge and modern science. As József Illy expertly shows in this book, Einstein had an eminently practical side as well. As a youth, Einstein was an inveterate tinkerer in the electrical supply factory his father and uncle owned and operated. His first paid job...

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Molecular Electronic-Structure Theory

Ab initio quantum chemistry has emerged as an important tool in chemical research and is appliced to a wide variety of problems in chemistry and molecular physics. Recent developments of computational methods have enabled previously intractable chemical problems to be solved using rigorous quantum-mechanical methods. This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date and technical work to cover all the important aspects of modern molecular ...

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Instructor's Solution Manuals to College Physics

Master the fundamental concepts of physics with COLLEGE PHYSICS: REASONING AND RELATIONSHIPS. The theme of Reasoning and Relationships is reinforced throughout the book, helping you master these concepts, apply them to solve a variety of problems, and appreciate the relevance of physics to your career and your everyday life. By understanding the reasoning behind problem solving, you learn to recognize the concepts involved, think cri...

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A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars

Both beginning/novice amateur astronomers (at the level of Astronomy and Night Sky magazine readers), as well as more advanced amateur astronomers (level of Sky and Telescope) will find this book invaluable and fascinating. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today’s market. The book also includes details on the latest released...

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Journeys Through The Precision Frontier: Amplitudes For Colliders (Tasi 2014)

This volume is a compilation of the lectures at TASI 2014. The coverage focuses on modern calculational techniques for scattering amplitudes, and on the phenomenology of QCD in hadronic collisions. Introductions to flavor physics, dark matter, and physics beyond the Standard Model are also provided. The lectures are accessible to graduate students at the initial stages of their research careers.

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Chemical and Biochemical Physics

Written by highly regarded experts in the field, this book covers many of the major themes of chemical and biochemical physics, addressing important issues, from concept to technology to implementation. It provides new research and updates on a variety of issues in physical chemistry and biochemical physics. Many chapters include case studies and supporting technologies and explain the conceptual thinking behind current uses and pote...