Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering: Volume 3: Physics and Chemistry

A multidisciplinary reference of engineering measurement tools, techniques, and applications "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science."...

It's About Time: Understanding Einstein's Relativity

"David Mermin's new book is a gem. Requiring nothing more than a basic understanding of algebra, it provides the clearest and most insightful treatment of special relativity I've ever encountered. Students new to special relativity should learn it from this text; those already familiar with the subject should read this book to enhance their understanding and (of equal importance) to experience the craft of a master teacher."―Brian Gr...

Adaptive High-order Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

This book consists of important contributions by world-renowned experts on adaptive high-order methods in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). It covers several widely used, and still intensively researched methods, including the discontinuous Galerkin, differential quadrature, residual distribution, spectral volume, spectral difference, flux reconstruction, and lifting collocation penalty methods. The main focus is applications in ae...

Quantum Oscillators

An invaluable reference for an overall but simple approach to the complexity of quantum mechanics viewed through quantum oscillators Quantum oscillators play a fundamental role in many areas of physics; for instance, in chemical physics with molecular normal modes, in solid state physics with phonons, and in quantum theory of light with photons. Quantum Oscillators is a timely and visionary book which presents these intricate topics,...

Thin Film Solar Cells: Current Status and Future Trends

Thin-film solar cells potentially offer a suitable technology for solving the energy production problem with an environmentally friendly method. Additionally, thin film technologies show advantages over their bulk-semiconductor counterparts due to their lighter weight, flexible shape, device fabrication schemes and low cost in large-scale industrial production. This book provides an international perspective on the latest research in...

Probability and Mathematical Physics

This volume is based on talks given at a conference celebrating Stanislav Molchanov's 65th birthday held in June of 2005 at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (Montreal, QC, Canada). The meeting brought together researchers working in an exceptionally wide range of topics reflecting the quality and breadth of Molchanov's past and present research accomplishments. This collection of survey and research papers gives a glance of the...

Computer Aided Design Of Micro- And Nanoelectronic Devices

Micro and nanoelectronic devices are the prime movers for electronics, which is essential for the current information age. This unique monograph identifies the key stages of advanced device design and integration in semiconductor manufacturing. It brings into one resource a comprehensive device design using simulation. The book presents state-of-the-art semiconductor device design using the latest TCAD tools.Professionals, researcher...

Beyond the Einstein Addition Law and its Gyroscopic Thomas Precession: (Fundamental Theories of Physics)

This book is designed for those who are interested in mathematics and relativistic physics. In mathematics, group theory is often overemphasized where the associate law reigns supreme. However, there are many interesting algebraic structures that lack the associative property, but still contain the symmetry desired by mathematicians. These structures are the focus of quasigroups and loops. Quasigroups have been studied for centuries ...

The Cambridge Companion to Newton, 2 edition

'Taken as a whole this companion contains high-quality and up-to-date scholarship which will give the reader access to the different disciplines in which Newton was active in a representative way. This companion contains Newton scholarship at its best. In comparison with the first edition, Newton's so-called extra-scientific work now receives more attention. Even those who already possess a copy of the first edition should seriously ...