Making of the Earth

This guide provides information on the study of the natural and man-made forces that influence the scope and shape of the planet. Topics covered include glacial landscapes, erosion, coastal geography, arctic geology, continental formation, and desert features.

J-Aggregates (Volume 2)

This work deals with J-aggregates, which have a long history of research. The volume covers electronic states, linear and nonlinear optical properties. Various properties and processes of J-aggregates, such as super-radiance, excitons, photon echo, geometrical structure, electron transfer and femtosecond spectroscopy, are discussed.

The Electron Mass and Calcium Isotope Shifts

This thesis presents the first isotope-shift measurement of bound-electron g-factors of highly charged ions and determines the most precise value of the electron mass in atomic mass units, which exceeds the value in the literature by a factor of 13. As the lightest fundamental massive particle, the electron is one of nature’s few central building blocks. A precise knowledge of its intrinsic properties, such as its mass, is mandatory ...

Physics for the IB Diploma Coursebook, 6th Edition

Physics for the IB Diploma, Sixth edition, covers in full the requirements of the IB syllabus for Physics for first examination in 2016. The Sixth edition of this well-known Coursebook is fully updated for the IB Physics syllabus for first examination in 2016, comprehensively covering all requirements. Get the complete coverage of the syllabus with clear assessment statements, and links to Theory of Knowledge, International-mindednes...

Statistische Mechanik: Einführung und Weiterführendes

Das vorliegende Lehrbuch behandelt die klassische statistische Mechanik und Quantenstatistik und geht dabei in den behandelten Themen weit über das Standardmaterial hinaus. So wird beispielsweise die Theorie weißer Zwerge und die Rolle von strengen Infrarotschranken für die Existenz von Phasenübergängen behandelt.Im ersten Teil entwickelt der Autor die Grundlagen der klassischen statistischen Mechanik, gefolgt von vielen Anwendungen,...

Introductory Semiconductor Device Physics

Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics is a popular and established text that offers a thorough introduction to the underlying physics of semiconductor devices. It begins with a review of basic solid state physics, then goes on to describe the properties of semiconductors including energy bands, the concept of effective mass, carrier concentration, and conduction in more detail. Thereafter the book is concerned with the princip...

Deep Earth: Physics and Chemistry of the Lower Mantle and Core

Deep Earth: Physics and Chemistry of the Lower Mantle and Core highlights recent advances and the latest views of the deep Earth from theoretical, experimental, and observational approaches and offers insight into future research directions on the deep Earth. In recent years, we have just reached a stage where we can perform measurements at the conditions of the center part of the Earth using state-of-the-art techniques, and many rep...

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2 edition

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition isa comprehensively updated new edition and now includes a chapter on the gas dynamics of steam. It covers the fundamental concepts and governing equations of different flows, and includes end of chapter exercises based on the practical applications. A number of useful tables on the thermodynamic properties of steam are also included. Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Second Edition begins wit...

Astroparticle Physics: Theory and Phenomenology

This books aims at giving an overview over theoretical and phenomenological aspects of particle astrophysics and particle cosmology. To be of interest for both students and researchers in neighboring fields of physics, it keeps a balance between well established foundations that will not significantly change in the future and a more in-depth treatment of selected subfields in which significant new developments have been taking place ...

Space, Time and Matter

This volume deals with the fundamental concepts of space, time and matter. It presents a novel reformulation of both the special and general theory of relativity, in which time does not constitute the fourth dimension in a conventional 4-dimensional space-time. Instead, the role of time is played by the flow of a vector field on a 3-dimensional space. The standard models of de Sitter, Schwarzschild and Kerr space-times are reformulat...