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Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton: Physical Science (Science Readers)

Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the steamboat, but he accomplished much more than that! Readers will learn about all the incredible things that Fulton invented and accomplished in this fascinating biography. The colorful images, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text will have readers delighted and engaged as they learn how Fulton invented and used steam engines, canals, inclined planes, and submarines. The engaging sideba...

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Power Supply Devices and Systems of Relay Protection

Power Supply Devices and Systems of Relay Protection brings relay protection and electrical power engineers a single, concentrated source of information on auxiliary power supply systems and devices. The book also tackles specific problems and solutions of relay protection power supply systems and devices, which are often not dealt with in the literature. The author, an experienced engineer with more than 100 patents, draws on his ow...

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Nonlinear Conservation Laws, Fluid Systems and Related Topics

The volume covers a range of topics from mathematical theory and numerical approximation of both incompressible and compressible fluid flows, kinetic theory and conservation laws, to statistical theories for fluid systems. Researchers and graduate students who want to work in this field will benefit from this essential reference as each chapter leads readers from the basics to the frontiers of the current research in these areas. Con...

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Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics

Electromagnetic complex media are artificial materials that affect the propagation of electromagnetic waves in surprising ways not usually seen in nature. Because of their wide range of important applications, these materials have been intensely studied over the past twenty-five years, mainly from the perspectives of physics and engineering. But a body of rigorous mathematical theory has also gradually developed, and this is the firs...

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Lagrangian Mechanics

This volume provides state-of-the-art research studies on Lagrangian mechanics. Lagrangian mechanics is widely used in several areas of research and technology. It is simply a reformulation of the classical mechanics by the mathematician and astronomer Joseph-Louis Lagrange in 1788. Since then, this approach has been applied to various fields.

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Initiation à la cosmologie

A la croisée de l'astrophysique et de la physique des particules, la cosmologie offre une connaissance de plus en plus riche de l'Univers et de son origine. Cet ouvrage est volontairement synthétique. A partir de quelques principes de base, il élabore des raisonnements physiques et mathématiques, simples mais rigoureux, qui permettent d'élaborer des modèles d'Univers (infini, fini, courbe…) . Cette cinquième édition est une actualisa...

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Foundations for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Do you ever wonder why size is so important at the scale of nanosystems? Do you want to understand the fundamental principles that govern the properties of nanomaterials? Do you want to establish a foundation for working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology? Then this book is written with you in mind. Foundations for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology provides some of the physical chemistry needed to understand why properties o...

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Relativistic Density Functional For Nuclear Structure

This book aims to provide a detailed introduction to the state-of-the-art covariant density functional theory, which follows the Lorentz invariance from the very beginning and is able to describe nuclear many-body quantum systems microscopically and self-consistently. Covariant density functional theory was introduced in nuclear physics in the 1970s and has since been developed and used to describe the diversity of nuclear properties...

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Lessons Learned From the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants : Phase 2

The U.S. Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a technical study on lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident for improving safety and security of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States. This study was carried out in two phases: Phase 1, issued in 2014, focused on the causes of the Fukushima Daiichi accident and safety-related lessons learned for improving nuclear plant systems, op...