Under the Spell of Landau: When Theoretical Physics Was Shaping Destinies
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Under the Spell of Landau

Reading this book is like being invited into the club of these Russian guys! There are a lot of them besides Landau himself. What we call the Kremlin they call the Moscow Kremlin, for example. Until recently it was impossible to find out about the work of these guys without going there.

Handbook of Single-Molecule Electronics
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Handbook of Single-Molecule Electronics

"This is a well-written book which covers all the important aspects of single-molecule electronics. A detailed description of this highly interdisciplinary field, from fundamental theory to experimental techniques, from most advanced studies to perspectives of potential applications, is represented in this book, thanks to the contributions from highly recognized authors of different backgrounds. It cannot only be a good reference for...

So You Want to Design Aircraft: Robots on the Floor
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So You Want to Design Aircraft: Robots on the Floor

It is ironic that as aircraft have gotten more sophisticated, much of their manufacture has remained manual. However, as orders for commercial aircraft have dramatically increased over the past years and are expected to remain on that trajectory, the competition has become not just about how fast new technologies can be put on the aircraft, but about how fast the aircraft can be manufactured and delivered. Enter ever increasing autom...

Electronic Structure of Materials : Challenges and Developments
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Electronic Structure of Materials : Challenges and Developments

This book is a short survey of magnetochemistry as a promising method for revealing the electronic structure of inorganic substances, particularly solid oxide materials. It is supported by five chapters that describe materials with various structures and applications, showing how the method of magnetic dilution with the aid of other physical methods (electron spin resonance, magnetization, Raman and Mössbauer spectroscopy, and electr...

Handbook of Green Materials: Processing Technologies, Properties and Applications
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Handbook of Green Materials

Green materials and green nanotechnology have gained widespread interest over the last 15 years; first in academia, then in related industries in the last few years. The Handbook of Green Materials serves as reference literature for undergraduates and graduates studying materials science and engineering, composite materials, chemical engineering, bioengineering and materials physics; and for researchers, professional engineers and co...

Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles
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Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles

This volume considers hydrodynamic aspects of the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles, i.e. vessels supported by either the submerged hull, an air cushion, or foils. (Submerged-hull-supported vessels include planing and semi-displacement vessels.) The wave environment, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, sea loads, and maneuvering are extensively covered based on rational and simplified methods. Links to automatic con...

Quantum Nanochemistry, Volume Three: Quantum Molecules and Reactivity
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Quantum Nanochemistry, Volume Three: Quantum Molecules and Reactivity

"Prof. Putz takes the reader back and forth between well-established facts and new insights, between material from one’s earliest education, to that which transcends all earlier education. . . . Putz’s books offer much for the neophyte and senior scientist alike, neither of whom should assume that s/he will be able to make numerically more reliable predictions of phenomena than he or she could before reading, whether it be of a melti...

Mechanical Design and Manufacture of Hydraulic Machinery
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Mechanical Design and Manufacture of Hydraulic Machinery

This volume in the Hydraulic Machinery Book Series covers the most important types of hydraulic machinery: hydraulic turbines for transforming water power to mechanical output; and pumps for producing fluid pressure for many purposes. It describes the features of mechanical design of various types of turbines and pumps. The structure of a hydraulic machine is decided primarily to satisfy the need of fluid flow, so hydraulic character...

Vectorial Optical Fields: Fundamentals and Applications
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Vectorial Optical Fields: Fundamentals and Applications

Polarization is a vector nature of light that plays an important role in optical science and engineering. While existing textbook treatments of light assume beams with spatially homogeneous polarization, there is an increasing interest in vectorial optical fields with spatially engineered states of polarization. New effects and phenomena have been predicted and observed for light beams with these unconventional polarization states. T...