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- Encyclopedia of Geobiology by H. W. Fritz (Editorial Board Member); Andreas Kappler (Editorial Board Member); Kurt Konhauser (Editorial Board Member); Pamela Reid (Editorial Board Member); Xingliang Zhang (Editorial Board Member); Joachim Reitner (Editor); Volker Thiel (Editor)Call Number: E-bookPublication Date: 2011
- The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution by Larry L. Mai; Marcus Young Owl; M. Patricia Kersting The Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution (DHBE) is an invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology. Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, DHBE also includes information on over 1000 word roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates, geological and oxygen isotope chronologies, illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles and an illustration of current hominid phylogeny, making this a must-have volume for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution. DHBE is especially complete in its inventory of archaeological sites and the best-known hominid specimens excavated from them, but also includes up-to-date information on terms such as in silico, and those relating to the rapidly developing fields of human genomics.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780521662505Publication Date: 2005-06-23
- Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by A. D. Smith (Editor); P. N. Campbell (Editor); S. P. Datta (Editor) This book provides a survey of current biochemistry and molecular biology in the form of a dictionary. It contains short but informative entries arranged under more than 17,000 headwords, providing fundamental but up-to-date information that is often difficult to locate in today'soverspecialized world.The book is intended as a handy reference of first resource for those seeking information outside their immediate knowledge area or for those who need to refresh their memory of fundamental knowledge. It gives the meanings of many terms used in molecular biology and describes the essential featuresof over approximately 2,000 enzymes and proteins, describing the reactions they catalyse or functions they perform, and includes filenames that facilitate the location of entires in databases of sequences. Many entries describe chemical compounds of relevance to biochemists, with approximately 950symbols and abbreviations. In addition, many physico-chemical laws, constants, and formulae are detailed.This revised edition has been fully up-dated in order to include the new information that has been discovered since the original edition was published in 1997.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780198506737Publication Date: 2000-02-24
- The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology by Michael Ruse (Editor) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is an exciting collection of new essays written especially to give the reader an introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today, and at the same time to move the subject forward dramatically. Written in a clear and rigorous styleit will give the more experienced scholar much to think about and will also be of great value to the new student of the subject. The handbook covers the history of the topic, then moves into important analyses of contemporary evolutionary thinking, and continues with discussions of genetics and themoral and epistemological foundations of our understanding of heredity. The book goes on to cover ecology, behavior and morality, and does not neglect religion or feminist issues. Finally, it takes up matters to do with language and metaphor. The authors range from the senior and experienced to newand exciting young scholars. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology is a collection that will be of interest to philosophers of science, to philosophers generally, as well as biologists of all kinds.There is no better way to learn about this dynamic field than through the essays in thisvolume.Call Number: QH331 .O914 2008ISBN: 9780195182057Publication Date: 2008-07-14

- Involvement of Fluids in Earthquake Ruptures by Teruo Yamashita; Akito Tsutsumi This book furnishes state-of-the-art knowledge about how earthquake faulting is coupled with fluid flow. The authors describe the theoretical background of modeling of faulting coupled with fluid flow in detail. Field and laboratory evidence to suggest the fluid involvement in earthquake faulting is also carefully explained. All of the provided information constitutes together a basic framework of the fault modeling for a comprehensive understanding of the involvement of fluids in earthquake ruptures. Earthquake generation is now widely believed to be significantly affected by high-pressure fluid existing at depths. Consequently, modeling study of earthquake faulting coupled with fluid flow is becoming increasingly active as a field of research. This work is aimed at a wide range of readers, and is especially relevant for graduate students and solid-earth researchers who wish to become more familiar with the field.Call Number: QE534.3 .Y36 2018ISBN: 9784431565604Publication Date: 2017-08-07
- Earthquake-Induced Landslides by Keizo Ugai (Editor); Hiroshi Yagi (Editor); Akihiko Wakai (Editor) Seismicity is a major trigger for landslides with often devastating effects. The Japan Landslide Society (JLS) therefore organized a meeting fully dedicated to the research area of earthquake induced landslides. The symposium covers all aspects of earthquake-induced landslides including the phenomena occurred in manmade embankments as well as in natural slopes in mountainous areas. In this comprehensive volume on landslide science the JLS presents the Proceedings of this First International Symposium on Earthquake-Induced Landslides, held in November 2012 in Kiryu, Japan.Call Number: QE599.2 .I58 2012 eBookISBN: 9783642322389Publication Date: 2012-10-25
- Earthquake Research for the Safer Siting of Critical Facilities by Earthquake Problems Related to the Siting of Critical Facilities StaffCall Number: TA654.6 .N37 1980ISBN: 030903082XPublication Date: 1980-05-01
- Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings by Muhammad Hadi; Mehmet Eren Uz Introducing important concepts in the study of earthquakes related to retrofitting of structures to be made earthquake resistant. The book investigates the pounding effects on base-isolated buildings, the soil-structure-interaction effects on adjacent buildings due to the impact, the seismic protection of adjacent buildings and the mitigation of earthquakeinduced vibrations of two adjacent structures. These concepts call for a new understanding of controlled systems with passive-active dampers and semi-active dampers. The passive control strategy of coupled buildings is investigated for seismic protection in comparison to active and semi-active control strategies.Call Number: TA658.44 .U9 2018ISBN: 9780815391722Publication Date: 2017-10-03

- Physical Chemistry of Gas-Liquid Interfaces by Jennifer A. Faust (Editor); James E. House (Editor) Physical Chemistry of Gas-Liquid Interfaces, the first volume in the Developments in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry series, addresses the physical chemistry of gas transport and reactions across liquid surfaces. Gas-liquid interfaces are all around us, especially within atmospheric systems such as sea spry aerosols, cloud droplets, and the surface of the ocean. Because the reaction environment at liquid surfaces is completely unlike bulk gas or bulk liquid, chemists must readjust their conceptual framework when entering this field. This book provides the necessary background in thermodynamics and computational and experimental techniques for scientists to obtain a thorough understanding of the physical chemistry of liquid surfaces in complex, real-world environments.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780128136416Publication Date: 2018-06-04
- Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry by Gary Wulfsberg Foundationsof Inorganic Chemistry by GaryWulfsberg is our newest entry into the field of Inorganic Chemistry textbooks,designed uniquely for a one-semester stand alone course, or to be used in a full year inorganic sequence. By coveringvirtually every topic in the test from the 2016 ACS Exams Institute, this bookwill prepare your students for success. The new book combines carefulpedagogy, clear writing, beautifully rendered two-color art, and solvedexamples, with a broad array of original, chapter-ending exercises. It assumes abackground in General Chemistry, but reviews key concepts, and also assumesenrollment in a Foundations of Organic Chemistry course. Symmetry and molecularorbital theory are introduced after the student has developed an understandingof fundamental trends in chemical properties and reactions across the periodictable, which allows MO theory to be more broadly applied in subsequent chapters. Use of thistext is expected to increase student enrollment, and build students'appreciation of the central role of inorganic chemistry in any allied field. KeyFeatures: Over 900 end-of-chapter exercises, half answered in the back of the book. Over 180 worked examples. Optional experiments & demos. Clearly cited connections to other areas in chemistry and chemical sciences. Chapter-opening biographical vignettes of noted scientists in Inorganic Chemistry. Optional General Chemistry review sections. Originally rendered two-color illustrations throughout.Call Number: QD151.3 .W85 2018ISBN: 9781891389955Publication Date: 2017-10-01
- Organic Chemistry by Graham Patrick Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compounds are central to life, forming the basis fororganic molecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.In this Very Short Introduction Graham Patrick covers the whole range of organic compounds and their roles. Beginning with the structures and properties of the basic groups of organic compounds, he goes on to consider organic compounds in the areas of pharmaceuticals, polymers, food and drink,petrochemicals, and nanotechnology. He looks at how new materials, in particular the single layer form of carbon called graphene, are opening up exciting new possibilities for applications, and discusses the particular challenges of working with carbon compounds, many of which are colourless.Patrick also discusses techniques used in the field.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.Call Number: QD251.3 .P38 2017ISBN: 9780198759775Publication Date: 2017-05-01
- Molecular Physical Chemistry by José J. C. Teixeira-Dias This is the physical chemistry textbook for students with an affinity for computers! It offers basic and advanced knowledge for students in the second year of chemistry masters studies and beyond. In seven chapters, the book presents thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics and molecular structure (including an introduction to quantum chemical calculations), molecular symmetry and crystals. The application of physical-chemical knowledge and problem solving is demonstrated in a chapter on water, treating both the water molecule as well as water in condensed phases. Instead of a traditional textbook top-down approach, this book presents the subjects on the basis of examples, exploring and running computer programs (Mathematica®), discussing the results of molecular orbital calculations (performed using Gaussian) on small molecules and turning to suitable reference works to obtain thermodynamic data. Selected Mathematica® codes are explained at the end of each chapter and cross-referenced with the text, enabling students to plot functions, solve equations, fit data, normalize probability functions, manipulate matrices and test physical models. In addition, the book presents clear and step-by-step explanations and provides detailed and complete answers to all exercises. In this way, it creates an active learning environment that can prepare students for pursuing their own research projects further down the road. Students who are not yet familiar with Mathematica® or Gaussian will find a valuable introduction to computer-based problem solving in the molecular sciences. Other computer applications can alternatively be used. For every chapter learning goals are clearly listed in the beginning, so that readers can easily spot the highlights, and a glossary in the end of the chapter offers a quick look-up of important terms.Call Number: QD453.3 eBookISBN: 9783319410937Publication Date: 2017-01-16

- Encyclopedia of Computer Science by Robert T. Abrams (Editor) This book presents current research in the field of computer science. Topics discussed include developing soft computing approaches for flood level forecasting; soft computing in astronomy; fuzzy linear goal programming applied to solve assets and liability management problems in banks; computer-assisted teaching on science education; inquiry web-based learning to enhance knowledge construction; new forms of and tools for co-operative learning with social software in higher education; e-technology use and abuse in university classrooms; a strategy for analysing digital epistemic games and exploring the educational possibilities of computer games.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781613246351Publication Date: 2012-02-01
- Computer Science: An Overview by J. Glenn Brookshear An introduction to the entire computer science discipline, this title gives broad coverage with clear explanations. The author avoids presenting the text from the viewpoint of any one programming language and orders the topics in a historical perspective.Call Number: QA76 .B743 2003ISBN: 9780201781304Publication Date: 2002-07-09
- Computer Science and Computing: a guide to the literature by Michael Knee McWherter Library - 4th Floor StacksCall Number: QA76 .C64 2006ISBN: 1591581605Publication Date: 2005-11-01
- Computer Science: a Very Short Introduction by Subrata Dasgupta Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional computer science community. As a scientificdiscipline, computer science stands alongside the likes of molecular biology and cognitive science as one of the most significant new sciences of the post Second World War era.In this Very Short Introduction, Subrata Dasgupta sheds light on these lesser known areas and considers the conceptual basis of computer science. Discussing algorithms, programming, and sequential and parallel processing, he considers emerging modern ideas such as biological computing and cognitivemodelling, challenging the idea of computer science as a science of the artificial.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.Call Number: QA76 .D374 2016ISBN: 9780198733461Publication Date: 2016-06-01
- Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology by Edwin D. Reilly McWherter Library - 4th Floor StacksCall Number: QA76 .R434 2003ISBN: 1573565210Publication Date: 2003-08-30
- Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History by Raul Rojas (Editor) McWherter Library - 1st Floor - Reference Collection. Library Use ONLYCall Number: QA76.15 .E53 2001ISBN: 1579582354Publication Date: 2001-04-01
- Wiley encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering by Benjamin W. Wah (Editor) McWherter Library - 1st Floor - Reference Collection. Library Use ONLYCall Number: QA76.15 .W545 2009ISBN: 9780471383932Publication Date: 2009-01-20
- Computer Organization, Design, and Architecture, Fifth Edition by Sajjan G. Shiva The backbone of the book is a description of the complete design of a simple but complete hypothetical computer. The author then details the architectural features of contemporary computer systems (selected from Intel, MIPS, ARM, Motorola, Cray and various microcontrollers, etc.) as enhancements to the structure of the simple computer. He also introduces performance enhancements and advanced architectures including networks, distributed systems, GRIDs, and cloud computing. Computer Organization, Design, and Architecture, Fifth Edition deals with providing just enough details on the operation of the computer system for sophisticated users and programmers. Often, books on digital systems' architecture fall into four categories: logic design, computer organization, hardware design, and system architecture. This book captures the important attributes of these four categories to present a comprehensive text that includes pertinent hardware, software, and system aspects--Publisher's description.Call Number: TK7888.3 .S558 2014ISBN: 9781466585546Publication Date: 2013-12-20

- The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion by Timothy Insoll The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion provides a comprehensive overview by period and region of the relevant archaeological material in relation to theory, methodology, definition, and practice. Although, as the title indicates, the focus is upon archaeologicalinvestigations of ritual and religion, by necessity ideas and evidence from other disciplines are also included, among them anthropology, ethnography, religious studies, and history.The Handbook covers a global span - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas - and reaches from the earliest prehistory (the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic) to modern times. In addition, chapters focus upon relevant themes, ranging from landscape to death, from taboo to water, from genderto rites of passage, from ritual to fasting and feasting. Written by over sixty specialists, renowned in their respective fields, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will serve both as a comprehensive introduction to its subject and as a stimulus to furtherresearch.Call Number: BL65.A72 O94 2011ISBN: 9780199232444Publication Date: 2012-01-13
- Publications in Archaeology by American Archaeology Division, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983Call Number: CC83 P8x no. 1ISBN: 8755-5743Publication Date: 1983
- Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America by Guy E. Gibbon (Editor) First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.Call Number: E77.9 .A72 1998ISBN: 081530725XPublication Date: 1998-08-01
- Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2 by Garrick A. Bailey (Editor); William C. Sturtevant (Series edited by) This volume provides a basic reference work on Indians and Arctic peoples as a continuing element in a changing and sometimes difficult environment responding to the social forces around them, making such accommodations as circumstances require, but remaining identifiably Indian in a contemporary society.Call Number: E77.9 .A72 1998ISBN: 0160803888Publication Date: 2008-07-28
- Encyclopedia of Global Warming by Salem Press Editors (Editor) the categories in this set include animals; Arctic and Antarctic; astronomy; chemistry; climatic events; conferences and meetings; diseases and health effects; economics and industries; energy; ethics, human rights; fossil fuels; geology; laws and treaties; oceanography; organizations and agencies; physics and geophysics; pollution and waste; science and technology; and water resources.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781587655630Publication Date: 2009-12-01
- The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography by Linda McDowell (Editor); Peter Sunley (Editor); Andrew Leyshon (Editor); Roger Lee (Editor) "This timely volume comprehensuvely summerises the various approaches to research that have come to constitute contemporary economic geography. Expert assessments provide a lively sense of the research frontier making this essential reading for all who seek to understand and appreciate the field."- Eric Sheppard, University of Minnesota"One of the best economic georgraphy texts in recent years, covering both the history of the discipline and outlining areas for future research... The quality of the chapters remains high throughout and many can and should remain as future reference for research and/or teaching."- Pedro Marques, Journal of Economic GeographyWhat difference does it make to think about the economy in geographical terms? The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography illustrates the significance of thinking the ′economy′ and the ′economic′ geographically. It identifies significant stages in the discipline′s development, and focuses on the key themes and ideas that inform present thinking. Organised in sections with multiple chapters, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a complete overview of the discipline that critically assesses: Location, the quantitative revolution and the ′new economic geography′ Geographies of globalization and capitalism Geographies of scale/place and the local/global Geographies of nature, agriculture, sustainable development and the political ecology Geographies of uneven development, economic decline, and money and finance Geographies of consumption and services Geographies of regulation and governance, neo-liberalism and welfare. Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for postgraduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781848601147Publication Date: 2011-03-04
- Encyclopedia of Earth Science Research by Fumio Sato; Shigeo Nakamura This book presents current research in the study of earth science. Topics discussed include the formation of the lithosphere; the fate of subducted oceanic crust and the origin of intraplate volcanism; deformable lithospheric plates; cosmogenic nuclides and geomorphology; geomorphic adjustment, geographic context and disturbances; erosion and sediment yield; paleomagnetic evidence for Siberian plate tectonics; dune ecosystems; the geology of sand dunes and improving water regimes of loamy sand for wheat cultivation by adding silt loam.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781614702474Publication Date: 2012-09-01
- Companion Encyclopedia of Geography by Ian Douglas (Editor); Mike Robinson (Editor); Prof Ian Douglas (Editor); Richard John Hugget (Editor) The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks what lies in the future: * A differentiated world * A world transformed by the growth of a global economy * The global scale of habitat modification * A world of questions * Changing worlds, changing geographies * Geographical futures. The forty-five self contained chapters are bound into a unifying whole by the editors' general and part introductions; each chapter provides details of the most useful sources of further reading and research, and the volume is concluded with a comprehensive index. This is an invaluable resource not only for students, teachers and researchers in the academic domain but also professionals in interested commercial and public-sector organisations.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780415074179Publication Date: 1996-08-29
- Earth Science: Decade by Decade by Christina Reed The Earth science field began in the 20th century, but humans have been grappling with the nature of the planet on which they live since the dawn of their imagination. Although Earth science is typically seen as an ""umbrella"" term for a number of sciences, the 20th century ushered in the development of such fields as geochemistry, biogeochemistry, marine geology, and paleoceanography, forever changing and enhancing the study of Earth science. ""Earth Science: Decade by Decade"" explores this amazing and expansive field and examines the scientific and technologic advances that occurred during the 20th century. Chronicling such key events as Arthur Holmes' establishment of the geologic timescale, Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift, the scientific discovery of plate tectonics, seismological discoveries that revealed Earth's inner structures, and geologic and paleontological discoveries that have changed how Earth scientists view the evolution of life on this planet, this essential volume monitors the progress of geoscientists as they continue to piece together Earth's vast history.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780816055333Publication Date: 2008-02-01
- Encyclopedia of Geography by Barney Warf (Editor) With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a very diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledges, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library. The Encyclopedia divides the subject into six broad subject areas: - Physical Geography * Biogeography * Climatology * Geomorphology - Human Geography * Economic Geography * Geographical Theory * Medical Geography * Political Geography * Social and Cultural Geography * Urban Geography - Nature and Society * Agriculture * Environment and People * Hazards and Disasters * Pollution and Waste * Resources and Conservation * Water - Methods, Models and GIS * Cartography * GIS * Qualitative Techniques * Quantitative Models * Remote Sensing - History of Geography - People, Organizations and Movements * Biographies * Geographical Organizations * Political and Economic Organizations * Scientific Organizations * Social Movements Key Features: - The Encyclopedia gives a concise historical sketch of geography′s long, rich, and fascinating history - It provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace. - Hundreds of colour illustrations and images are provided that lend depth and realism to the text. - A special map section is included. - It will be available both in print and online.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781412956970Publication Date: 2010-09-16
- Encyclopedia of World Geography by Peter Haggett (Editor) v. 1. United States I -- v. 2. United States II -- v. 3. Canada/the Arctic -- v. 4. Central America/the Caribbean -- v. 5. South America -- v. 6. The Nordic Countries -- v. 7. The British Isles -- v. 8. France -- v. 9. Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg -- v. 10. Spain/Portugal -- v. 11. Italy/Greece -- v. 12. Germany/Austria/Switzerland -- v. 13. Eastern Europe -- v. 14. Russia/Northern Eurasia -- v. 15. The Middle East -- v. 16. North Africa -- v. 17. West Africa/Central Africa/East Africa -- v. 18. Southern Africa -- v. 19. The Indian Subcontinent -- v. 20. China/Taiwan -- v. 21. Southeast Asia -- v. 22. Japan/Korea -- v. 23. Australasia/the Pacific Islands/Antarctica -- v. 24. Index.Call Number: G133 .E48 2002 v.1 - v. 24ISBN: 0761472894Publication Date: 2001-07-01
- Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History by James R. PennCall Number: G141 .P43 1997 (3rd floor stacks)ISBN: 0874367603Publication Date: 1997
- Random House World Atlas and Encyclopedia by RH Disney Staff (Created by) Both an atlas and an encyclopedia, this complete geographical reference provides authoritative full-color maps, detailed entries, and up-to-date statistics for every country in the world. Arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, highlights include: •Full-color topographical maps •Information on each nation's geography, climate, economy, history, and politics •National flags and climate graphs •Urban area and city center maps •96-page world atlas •Full-page satellite images •Index of 35,000 names with latitude and longitudeCall Number: G1021 .G489 2007ISBN: 9780375426100Publication Date: 2007-05-08
- Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Set by Ted Munn (Editor); Josep G. Canadell (Editor); Ian Douglas (Editor); Michael C. MacCracken (Editor); Harold A. Mooney (Editor); John S. Perry (Editor); Peter Timmerman (Editor); Mostafa K. Tolba (Editor) THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the first major reference work in this multi-disciplinary field, and presents... * Outstanding authorship and high quality editing * Comprehensive coverage with over 3,800 pages in 5 volumes * Over 500 articles, 100 biographies, 150 definitions and 100 acronyms * Extensive bibliographies with up-to-date references ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA The Wiley Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change has been published to meet the need for a comprehensive integrated reference in this burgeoning field. It consists of five volumes of inter-related material: Volume 1: The Earth System: Physical and Chemical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Volume 2: The Earth System: Biological and Ecological Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Volume 3: Causes and Consequences of Global Environmental Change Volume 4: Responding to Global Environmental Change Volume 5: Social and Economic Dimensions of Global Environmental Change * Each volume contains articles of between 1,000 and 10,000 words on major topics * Articles contain an abstract written for the non-specialist, followed by the main text which provides greater detail for the specialist * Biographies of distinguished environmental scientists discuss their contributions to a better understanding of global environmental change * Definitions of international terms and descriptions of acronyms of international and regional programs and agencies provide a quick reference source for the environmental scientist and student * Presents a thematic approach and includes theory, empirical studies and applications emphasising the inter-relationship between various disciplines and systemsCall Number: GE149 .E443 2002 v.1 - v.5ISBN: 0471977969Publication Date: 2001-12-21
- The Sun, the Earth, and Near-Earth Space by John A. Eddy; National Aeronautics and Space Administration Staff (Compiled by) NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -- OVERSTOCK SALE--Significantly reduced list price while supplies last This colorful book provides concise explanations and descriptions easily read and readily understood of what is now known of the chain of events and processes that connect the Sun to the Earth, with special emphasis on space weather and sun-climate. Space exploration students and astronomers may be most interested in this work. Related products: Aerospace, Astronomy & Space Exploration resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/aerospace-astronomy-space-exploration "Call Number: NAS 1.83:NP-2009-1-066-GSFC (Government Publications)ISBN: 9780160838071Publication Date: 2009-10-12
- Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences by James R. Holton (Editor); Judith A. Curry (Editor); John Pyle (Editor) This authoritative resource covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences - including both theory and applications. Nearly 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs are presented, many in full-color. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences has been developed alongside the award-winning Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. Together these references provide readers with a comprehensive resource and a link between these two fields. Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_worksCall Number: QC854 .E522 2003 v.1 - v.6ISBN: 0122270908Publication Date: 2002-12-13
- Encyclopedia of Geology by Robin Cocks (Editor); Ian Plimer (Editor); Richard C. Selley (Editor) This unrivalled, five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology. The techniques of remote sensing and other tools of investigation that have advanced rapidly over the last few decades are described in detail. Encyclopedia of Geology is divided into 340 articles, each covering one aspect of geology. The concepts and theory are explained at a level that allows undergraduates and educated lay people to understand them. The reference has been planned and structured to provide the user with a comprehensive coverage of the core knowledge in each area. It will become the reference of choice for today's geologists and beyond. Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.Call Number: QE5 .E516 2005 v.1 - v.5ISBN: 9780126363807Publication Date: 2004-12-16
- Encyclopedia of Archaeology by Deborah M. Pearsall (Editor-In-Chief)Call Number: Reference CC70 .E54 2008ISBN: 9780125480307Publication Date: 2008
- Archaeology in America by Francis P. McManamon (Editor); Linda S. Cordell (Editor); Kent G. Lightfoot (Editor); George R. Milner (Editor)Call Number: Reference E159.5 .A68 2009ISBN: 9780313331848Publication Date: 2008
- A Modern Dictionary of Geography by John Small; Michael WitherickCall Number: Reference G63 .S53 1995ISBN: 0340603399Publication Date: 1994
- Encyclopedia of Islands by Rosemary G. Gillespie (Editor); David A. Clague (Editor)Call Number: Reference GB471 .E53 2009 (copy 2 in 3rd floor stacks)ISBN: 9780520256491Publication Date: 2009
- Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences by John H. Steele (Editor); Steve A. Thorpe (Editor); Karl K. Turekian (Editor)Call Number: Reference GC9 .E57 2001ISBN: 012227430XPublication Date: 2001
- Encyclopedia of Human Geography by Barney L. Warf (Editor)Call Number: Reference GF4 .E54 2006ISBN: 0761988580Publication Date: 2006
- Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Astronomy by Stan GibiliscoCall Number: Reference QB14 .D53 2001ISBN: 0849328918Publication Date: 2001
- Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History by Brian C. Black (General Editor); David M. Hassenzahl (Associate Editor); Jennie C. Stephens (Editor); Gary Weisel (Editor); Nancy Gift (Editor) This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. Climate change is a controversial topic that promises to reframe rudimentary ideas about our world and how we will live in it. The articles in Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History are designed to inform readers' decision making through the insight of scholars from around the world, each of whom brings a unique approach to this topic. The work goes beyond pure science to consider other important factors, weighing the cultural, historical, and policy-driven contributors to this issue. In addition, the book explores the ideas that have converged and evolved in order to clarify our current predicament. By considering climate change in this holistic fashion, this reference collection will prepare readers to consider the issue from every angle. Each article in the work is suitable for general readers, particularly students in high school and college, and is intended to inform and educate anyone about climate change, providing valuable information regarding the stages of mitigation and adaptation that are occurring all around us. Contributions from more than 100 experts Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse Essential, annotated primary sources Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leadersCall Number: Reference QC903 .C48 2013 v. 1 - v. 4ISBN: 9781598847611Publication Date: 2013-01-08
- Encyclopedia of Earth Science by Timothy M. KuskyCall Number: Reference QE5 .K85 2005ISBN: 9780816049738Publication Date: 2005
- Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering (Print Version) by Edward N. Ziegler (Editor) "The authors ... continue the pursuit of new knowledge, calculated to bring new fruits of health, safety, and comfort to man and his environs. The charms, as well as the subtle hazards, of the terms 'conservation, preservation, and ecology' need to be crystallized so that the public and their decision-makers practice this complex art with clearer conception and perception than is apparent in recent bitter confrontations." --From the Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Abel Wolman What's New in This Edition: New entries on environmental and occupational toxicology, geoengineering, and lead abatement Twenty-five significantly updated entries, including expanded discussion of water supplies and waste water treatment, biomass and renewable energy, and international public health issues An expanded list of acronyms and abbreviations Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sixth Edition is still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in the field. This monumental two-volume encyclopedia now includes entries on topics ranging from acid rain, air pollution, and community health to environmental law, instrumentation, modeling, alternative energy, radioactive waste, and water treatment. The broad coverage includes highly specialized topics as well as those that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, reflecting the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge required by environmental researchers and engineers. Featuring expert contributors representing industry, academia, and government agencies, the encyclopedia presents fundamental concepts and applications in environmental science and engineering. The entries are supported by extensive figures, photographs, tables, and equations. This sixth edition includes new material on water supplies and wastewater treatment, biomass and renewable energy, and international public health issues. New entries cover environmental and occupational toxicology, geoengineering, and lead abatement. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering provides a view of the field that helps readers understand, manage, and respond to threats to the human environment. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including:  Citation tracking and alerts  Active reference linking  Saved searches and marked lists  HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.ukCall Number: TD9 .E5 2012 v.1 - v.2ISBN: 9781439804421Publication Date: 2012-06-25

- Infinity and Truth by C. T. Chong; Qi Feng; T. A. Slaman; W. H. Woodin This volume is based on the talks given at the Workshop on Infinity and Truth held at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, from 25 to 29 July 2011. the chapters cover topics in mathematical and philosophical logic that examine various aspects of the foundations of mathematics. the theme of the volume focuses on two basic foundational questions: (i) What is the nature of mathematical truth and how does one resolve questions that are formally unsolvable within the Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory with the Axiom of Choice, and (ii) Do the discoveries in mathematics provide evidence favoring one philosophical view over others? These issues are discussed from the vantage point of recent progress in foundational studies.The final chapter features questions proposed by the participants of the Workshop that will drive foundational research. the wide range of topics covered here will be of interest to students, researchers and mathematicians concerned with issues in the foundations of mathematics.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9789814571036Publication Date: 2013-11-01
- Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Multistatic Imaging by Habib Ammari; Knut Sølna; Josselin Garnier; Wenjia Jing; Hyeonbae Kang; Mikyoung Lim; Han Wang This book covers recent mathematical, numerical, and statistical approaches for multistatic imaging of targets with waves at single or multiple frequencies. The waves can be acoustic, elastic or electromagnetic. They are generated by point sources on a transmitter array and measured on a receiver array. An important problem in multistatic imaging is to quantify and understand the trade-offs between data size, computational complexity, signal-to-noise ratio, and resolution. Another fundamental problem is to have a shape representation well suited to solving target imaging problems from multistatic data. In this book the trade-off between resolution and stability when the data are noisy is addressed. Efficient imaging algorithms are provided and their resolution and stability with respect to noise in the measurements analyzed. It also shows that high-order polarization tensors provide an accurate representation of the target. Moreover, a dictionary-matching technique based on new invariants for the generalized polarization tensors is introduced. Matlab codes for the main algorithms described in this book are provided. Numerical illustrations using these codes in order to highlight the performance and show the limitations of numerical approaches for multistatic imaging are presented.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9783319025858Publication Date: 2013-11-29
- Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics by Eberhard Zeidler (Editor) The Oxford Users' Guide to Mathematics is one of the leading handbooks on mathematics available. It presents a comprehensive modern picture of mathematics and emphasises the relations between the different branches of mathematics, and the applications of mathematics in engineering and thenatural sciences.The Oxford User's Guide covers a broad spectrum of mathematics starting with the basic material and progressing on to more advanced topics that have come to the fore in the last few decades. The book is organised into mathematical sub-disciplines including analysis, algebra, geometry, foundationsof mathematics, calculus of variations and optimisation, theory of probability and mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics and scientific computing, and history of mathematics. The book is supplemented by numerous tables on infinite series, special functions, integrals, integraltransformations, mathematical statistics, and fundamental constants in physics. It also includes a comprehensive bibliography of key contemporary literature as well as an extensive glossary and index.The wealth of material, reaching across all levels and numerous sub-disciplines, makes The Oxford User's Guide to Mathematics an invaluable reference source for students of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences, as well as teachers, practitioners, and researchers inindustry and academia.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780198507635Publication Date: 2004-11-04
- The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes by David Darling Praise for David Darling The Universal Book of Astronomy ""A first-rate resource for readers and students of popular astronomy and general science. . . . Highly recommended."" -Library Journal ""A comprehensive survey and . . . a rare treat."" -Focus The Complete Book of Spaceflight ""Darling's content and presentation will have any reader moving from entry to entry."" -The Observatory magazine Life Everywhere ""This remarkable book exemplifies the best of today's popular science writing: it is lucid, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable."" -Science Books & Films ""An enthralling introduction to the new science of astrobiology."" -Lynn Margulis Equations of Eternity ""One of the clearest and most eloquent expositions of the quantum conundrum and its philosophical and metaphysical implications that I have read recently."" -The New York Times Deep Time ""A wonderful book. The perfect overview of the universe."" -Larry NivenCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780471270478Publication Date: 2004-08-01
- The Words of Mathematics: An Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English by Steven Schwartzman The Words of Mathematics explains the origins of over 1500 mathematical terms used in English. While other dictionaries of mathematics define technical terms, this book concentrates on where those terms came from and what their literal meanings are. The words included here range from simple to advanced. This dictionary is easy to use. Although some of the entries are highly technical, the book explains them in plain English. The introduction gives an overview of how the ancient language known as Indo-European developed into Latin, Greek, French and English, the languages from which most of our mathematical vocabulary has been derived. Another section discusses the many ways in which mathematicians have borrowed and created their specialized vocabulary over the centuries. A glossary explains historical and linguistic terms used throughout the book.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780883855119Publication Date: 1996-09-05
- Beautiful Mathematics by Martin Erickson Mathematical ideas have an aesthetic appeal that can be appreciated by anyone who has the time and dedication to investigate. Mathematical topics are presented in the categories of words, images, formulas, theorems, proofs, solutions and unsolved problems. Readers will discover exciting mathematics topics from complex numbers to arithmetic progressions, from Alcuin's sequence to the zeta function, and from hypercubes to infinity squared. Who should read this book? There is something new for any mathematically minded person. High school and college students will find motivation for their mathematical studies. Professional mathematicians will find fresh examples of mathematical beauty to pass along to others. Within each chapter, the topics require progressively more prerequisite knowledge. An appendix gives background definitions and theorems, while another gives challenging exercises (with solutions).Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780883855768Publication Date: 2011-12-22
- Icons of Mathematics: An Exploration of Twenty Key Images by Claudi Alsina; Roger B. Nelsen The authors present twenty icons of mathematics, that is, geometrical shapes such as the right triangle, the Venn diagram, and the yang and yin symbol and explore mathematical results associated with them. As with their previous books (Charming Proofs, When Less is More, Math Made Visual) proofs are visual whenever possible. The results require no more than high-school mathematics to appreciate and many of them will be new even to experienced readers. Besides theorems and proofs, the book contains many illustrations and it gives connections of the icons to the world outside of mathematics. There are also problems at the end of each chapter, with solutions provided in an appendix. The book could be used by students in courses in problem solving, mathematical reasoning, or mathematics for the liberal arts. It could also be read with pleasure by professional mathematicians, as it was by the members of the Dolciani editorial board, who unanimously recommend its publication.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780883853528Publication Date: 2011-12-31
- The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics by Christopher Clapham; James NicholsonCall Number: QA5 .C53 2009ebISBN: 9780199235940Publication Date: 2009-06-07
- The Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of MathsCall Number: QA5 .H88 2004ebISBN: 9781417520756Publication Date: 2004-01-01
- Math Dictionary with Solutions by Chris Kornegay If you′ve ever taken a graduate statistics course and discovered that you′ve forgotten how to divide a fraction or turn a fraction into a percentage, then this handy guide to mathematics is for you. Each topic is provided with a definition, explanation, and examples of how to solve a particular problem using the topic′s technique. With ample cross-referencing, this guide is the perfect reference for researchers working with numbers, who need a review of mathematical concepts.Call Number: QA5 .K692 1999ebISBN: 0761917845Publication Date: 1999-04-05
- Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century: selected essays by Charles ParsonsCall Number: QA9.2 .P372 2014ebISBN: 9780674419490Publication Date: 2014-03-01
- The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers (Editor); June Barrow-Green (Editor); Imre Leader (Editor) This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world''s leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics. Accessible in style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. Features nearly 200 entries, organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors Presents major ideas and branches of pure mathematics in a clear, accessible style Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more Traces the history and development of modern mathematics Profiles more than ninety-five mathematicians who influenced those working today Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines Includes bibliographies, cross-references, and a comprehensive index Contributors incude: Graham Allan, Noga Alon, George Andrews, Tom Archibald, Sir Michael Atiyah, David Aubin, Joan Bagaria, Keith Ball, June Barrow-Green, Alan Beardon, David D. Ben-Zvi, Vitaly Bergelson, Nicholas Bingham, Béla Bollobás, Henk Bos, Bodil Branner, Martin R. Bridson, John P. Burgess, Kevin Buzzard, Peter J. Cameron, Jean-Luc Chabert, Eugenia Cheng, Clifford C. Cocks, Alain Connes, Leo Corry, Wolfgang Coy, Tony Crilly, Serafina Cuomo, Mihalis Dafermos, Partha Dasgupta, Ingrid Daubechies, Joseph W. Dauben, John W. Dawson Jr., Francois de Gandt, Persi Diaconis, Jordan S. Ellenberg, Lawrence C. Evans, Florence Fasanelli, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman, Charles Fefferman, Della Fenster, José Ferreirós, David Fisher, Terry Gannon, A. Gardiner, Charles C. Gillispie, Oded Goldreich, Catherine Goldstein, Fernando Q. Gouvêa, Timothy Gowers, Andrew Granville, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Jeremy Gray, Ben Green, Ian Grojnowski, Niccolò Guicciardini, Michael Harris, Ulf Hashagen, Nigel Higson, Andrew Hodges, F. E. A. Johnson, Mark Joshi, Kiran S. Kedlaya, Frank Kelly, Sergiu Klainerman, Jon Kleinberg, Israel Kleiner, Jacek Klinowski, Eberhard Knobloch, János Kollár, T. W. Körner, Michael Krivelevich, Peter D. Lax, Imre Leader, Jean-François Le Gall, W. B. R. Lickorish, Martin W. Liebeck, Jesper Lützen, Des MacHale, Alan L. Mackay, Shahn Majid, Lech Maligranda, David Marker, Jean Mawhin, Barry Mazur, Dusa McDuff, Colin McLarty, Bojan Mohar, Peter M. Neumann, Catherine Nolan, James Norris, Brian Osserman, Richard S. Palais, Marco Panza, Karen Hunger Parshall, Gabriel P. Paternain, Jeanne Peiffer, Carl Pomerance, Helmut Pulte, Bruce Reed, Michael C. Reed, Adrian Rice, Eleanor Robson, Igor Rodnianski, John Roe, Mark Ronan, Edward Sandifer, Tilman Sauer, Norbert Schappacher, Andrzej Schinzel, Erhard Scholz, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Gordon Slade, David J. Spiegelhalter, Jacqueline Stedall, Arild Stubhaug, Madhu Sudan, Terence Tao, Jamie Tappenden, C. H. Taubes, Rüdiger Thiele, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Dirk van Dalen, Richard Weber, Dominic Welsh, Avi Wigderson, Herbert Wilf, David Wilkins, B. Yandell, Eric Zaslow, Doron ZeilbergerCall Number: QA11.2 .P745 2008ebISBN: 9780691118802Publication Date: 2008-09-28
- Shifts in the Field of Mathematics Education by Peter Gates (Editor); Robyn Jorgensen (Editor) Professor Stephen Lerman has been a leader in the field of mathematics education for thirty years. His work is extensive, making many significant contributions to a number of key areas of research. Stephen retired from South Bank University in 2012, where he had worked for over 20 years, though he continues to work at Loughborough University. In this book several of his long standing colleagues and collaborators reflect on his contribution to mathematics education, and in so doing illustrate how some of Steve's ideas and interventions have resulted in significant shifts in the domain.Call Number: QA11.2 .S48 2015ISBN: 9789812871787Publication Date: 2014-11-11
- Handbook of Mathematics by I. N. Bronshtein; K. A. Semendyayev; Gerhard Musiol; Heiner Mühlig; Heiner Mühlig This incredibly useful guide book to mathematics contains the fundamental working knowledge of mathematics which is needed as an everyday guide for working scientists and engineers, as well as for students. Now in its fifth updated edition, it is easy to understand, and convenient to use. Inside you'll find the information necessary to evaluate most problems which occur in concrete applications. In the newer editions emphasis was laid on those fields of mathematics that became more important for the formulation and modeling of technical and natural processes. For the 5th edition, the chapters "Computer Algebra Systems" and "Dynamical Systems and Chaos" have been revised, updated and expanded.Call Number: QA40 .S6813 2007eb eBookISBN: 9783540721222Publication Date: 2007-08-15
- Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society by Sarah J. Greenwald; Jill E. Thomley; Salem Press Editors Mathematics is at the root of modern civilization, from measuring temperature on a frigid day to driving a car to using a digital camera; enthusiasts might say applied mathematics rules the world. The Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. this outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.Call Number: Reference Collection - QA10.7 .E53 2012 v.1-3ISBN: 9781587658440Publication Date: 2011-10-01
- Real-Life Math by K. Lee Lerner; Brenda Wilmoth LernerISBN: 9780787694234Publication Date: 2005-12-01

- Physics by Sabrina Maria Chase; Suzanne White Brahmia; Peter Lindenfeld Today's physics textbooks have become encyclopedic, offering students dry discussions, rote formulas, and exercises with little relation to the real world. Physics: The First Science takes a different approach by offering uniquely accessible, student-friendly explanations, historical and philosophical perspectives and mathematics in easy-to-comprehend dialogue. It emphasizes the unity of physics and its place as the basis for all science. Examples and worked solutions are scattered throughout the narrative to help increase understanding. Students are tested and challenged at the end of each chapter with questions ranging from a guided-review designed to mirror the examples, to problems, reasoning skill building exercises that encourage students to analyze unfamiliar situations, and interactive simulations developed at the University of Colorado. With their experience instructing both students and teachers of physics for decades, Peter Lindenfeld and Suzanne White Brahmia have developed an algebra-based physics book with features to help readers see the physics in their lives. Students will welcome the engaging style, condensed format, and economical price.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780813549378Publication Date: 2011-03-02
- The Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of Physics by Abingdon :Helicon Publishing and RM Education PLCCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781417522002Publication Date: 2004-01-01
- Materials Science Research Trends by Lawrence V. Olivante (Editor) Materials science includes those parts of chemistry and physics that deal with the properties of materials. It encompasses four classes of materials, the study of each of which may be considered a separate field: metals; ceramics; polymers and composites. Materials science is often referred to as materials science and engineering because it has many applications. Industrial applications of materials science include processing techniques (casting, rolling, welding, ion implantation, crystal growth, thin-film deposition, sintering, glassblowing, etc), analytical techniques (electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, calorimetry, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB) etc.), materials design, and cost/benefit tradeoffs in industrial production of materials. This new book presents new leading-edge research in the field.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781600216541Publication Date: 2008-04-17
- Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy by Richard A. Matzner (Editor) The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With over 4,000 definitions and 50 contributing authors, this unique comprehensive dictionary helps scientists to use terminology correctly and to understand papers, articles, and books in which physics-related terms appear.Call Number: QB14 .D53 2001ISBN: 0849328918Publication Date: 2001-05-18
- The Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy by Paul Murdin (Editor); Margaret Penston An extensive astronomy reference, beautifully illustrated and expertly written. The Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy is organized A-Z with concise details on each topic. The pages are profusely illustrated with vivid computer graphics, photography and archival images. Included are accessible contributions by 650 world-leading astronomers covering: History from the Big Bang to present Famous astronomer bios Key space missions since the launch of Sputnik The work of observatories worldwide. "Backyard stargazing is a lot more fun when you understand what you're looking at. The Orion Nebula is pretty in any telescope, but the view is all the more inspiring when you know that the light you're seeing left the nebula as the Roman Empire fell and that new stars are continually forming from the glowing gas. "It's appropriate that professionals and amateurs should come together to produce such a work, because at the dawn of the twenty-first century the line between the two communities is becoming blurred. Technology is putting state-of-the-art capabilities into the hands of backyard observers, many of whom are now collaborating with professionals to study phenomena as diverse as Martian dust storms and bursts of energetic radiation from distant galaxies. "Wherever your astronomical interests take you, this encyclopedia will be a welcome and valuable companion." Rick Fienberg Editor-in-Chief of Sky and Telescope magazineCall Number: QB14 .F48 2004ISBN: 9781552977972Publication Date: 2004-09-04
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics by John S. Rigden (Editor) The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics offers readers explanations for the phenomena, concepts, and laws that form the foundation of every other branch of science from astronomy to zoology. The text is aimed especially at students who may enjoy articles on such topics as why water boils, Albert Einstein, black holes, buoyancy, clouds, computers, heat, magnetism, and space.Call Number: QC5 .M15 1996 v.1 - v.2ISBN: 0028973593Publication Date: 1996-11-01
- Principles of Physics by Salem Press Editors; Donald Franceschetti (Editor) This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of physics. Entries are written in easy-to-understand language, so readers can use these entries as a solid starting-off point to develop a thorough understanding of this oftentimes confusing subject matter.Call Number: QC7 .P75 2016ISBN: 9781619259461Publication Date: 2016-04-28
- Computational Physics: Simulation of Classical and Quantum Systems by P. O. J. SchererCall Number: QC20 eBookISBN: 3319610880Publication Date: 2017
- Mathematical Physics: Classical Mechanics by Andreas Knauf Summary: As a limit theory of quantum mechanics, classical dynamics comprises a large variety of phenomena, from computable (integrable) to chaotic (mixing) behavior. This book presents the KAM (Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser) theory and asymptotic completeness in classical scattering. Including a wealth of fascinating examples in physics, it offers not only an excellent selection of basic topics, but also an introduction to a number of current areas of research in the field of classical mechanics. Thanks to the didactic structure and concise appendices, the presentation is self-contained and requires only knowledge of the basic courses in mathematics. The book addresses the needs of graduate and senior undergraduate students in mathematics and physics, and of researchers interested in approaching classical mechanics from a modern point of view. Source of summary unknown (vendor record).Call Number: QC20 eBookISBN: 9783662557747Publication Date: 2018
- Pohl's Introduction to Physics by Klaus Lüders (Editor); Robert O. Pohl (Editor); William Brewer (Translator) This classic textbook on experimental physics, written by Robert W. Pohl to accompany his famous lecture courses, served generations of physics and other science majors, not only in his native Germany, and was for many years a standard textbook. Pohl's lucid and memorable style and his consistent use of vivid demonstration experiments made his textbooks unique in their time. This completely revised and updated modern edition retains his style and clarity in an up-to-date format. The accompanying videos document the original demonstrations and add many modern touches, bringing to life the numerous illustrations in the book and providing an instructive and motivating complement to the text. They are linked to the corresponding topics in the text and can be accessed directly online from the e-book version. Volume I covers elementary mechanics, acoustics (vibrations and waves) and thermodynamics.The exercises provide an aid to understanding the material as well as complementary information. This book addresses students of physics and of other natural sciences and engineering, but also teachers and lecturers, who will profit from Pohl's many demonstration experiments, and other interested readers who want to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of physics from an experimental viewpoint.Call Number: QC23.2 eBookISBN: 9783319400464Publication Date: 2017-07-13
- AIP Physics Desk Reference by E. Richard Cohen (Editor); David R. Lide (Editor); George L. Trigg (Editor) Originally published by the American Institute of Physics as the Physics Vade Mecum, this third edition has been completely updated to reflect contemporary modern physics. It is a concise compilation of the most frequently used physics data and formulae with their derivations, and this edition contains six new chapters, with outdated chapters dropped, and new chapters added on atmospheric physics, electricity and magnetism, elementary particle physics, fluid dynamics, geophysics, nonlinear physics, particle accelerators, polymer physics, and quantum theory. A new, final chapter deals with practical laboratory data, while the references and bibliographies have been updated. The book should prove a valuable tool for researchers, professionals and students in physics as well as others who use physics data.Call Number: QC61 .A45 2003ISBN: 0387989730Publication Date: 2003-01-27
- Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures by Francois Cardarelli; M. J. Shields (Translator) Mankind has a fascination with measurement. Down the centuries we have produced a plethora of incompatible and duplicatory systems for measuring everything from the width of an Egyptian pyramid to the concentration of radioactivity near a nuclear reactor and the value of the fine structure constant. With the introduction first of the metric system and of its successor the Système International d'Unités (SI), the scientific community has established a standard method of measurement based on only seven core units. The Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures converts the huge variety of units from all over the world in every period of recorded history into units of the SI. Featuring: - An A - Z of conversion tables for over 10,000 units of measurements. - Tables of the fundamental constants of nature with their units. - Listings of professional societies, and national standardization bodies for easy reference. - An extensive bibliography detailing further reading on the multifarious aspects of measurement and its units. This huge work is simply a "must have" for any reference library frequented by scientists of any discipline or by those with historical interests in units of measurement such as archaeologists.Call Number: QC94 .C295 2003ISBN: 185233682XPublication Date: 2004-09-09
- Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics by Carlo M. Becchi; Massimo D'Elia These notes are designed as a text book for a course on the Modern Physics Theory for undergraduate students. The purpose is providing a rigorous and self-contained presentation of the simplest theoretical framework using elementary mathematical tools. A number of examples of relevant applications and an appropriate list of exercises and answered questions are also given.Call Number: QC173.65 .B43 2007eb eBookISBN: 9788847006072Publication Date: 2007-12-05
- Quantum Mechanics: Genesis and Achievements by Alexander Komech The focus of the present work is nonrelativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics with standard applications to the hydrogen atom. The author has aimed at presenting quantum mechanics in a comprehensive yet accessible for mathematicians and other non-physicists. The genesis of quantum mechanics, its applications to basic quantum phenomena, and detailed explanations of the corresponding mathematical methods are presented. The exposition is formalized (whenever possible) on the basis of the coupled Schroedinger, Dirac and Maxwell equations. Aimed at upper graduate and graduate students in mathematical and physical science studies.Call Number: QC174.12 .K66 2012eb eBookISBN: 9789400755420Publication Date: 2012-10-24
- Introduction to Many-Body Physics by Piers Coleman A modern, graduate-level introduction to many-body physics in condensed matter, this textbook explains the tools and concepts needed for a research-level understanding of the correlated behavior of quantum fluids. Starting with an operator-based introduction to the quantum field theory of many-body physics, this textbook presents the Feynman diagram approach, Green's functions and finite-temperature many-body physics before developing the path integral approach to interacting systems. Special chapters are devoted to the concepts of Fermi liquid theory, broken symmetry, conduction in disordered systems, superconductivity and the physics of local-moment metals. A strong emphasis on concepts and numerous exercises make this an invaluable course book for graduate students in condensed matter physics. It will also interest students in nuclear, atomic and particle physics.Call Number: QC174.17.P7 C64 2015ISBN: 9780521864886Publication Date: 2015-11-26
- Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory by James Patterson; Bernard Bailey While the standard solid state topics are covered, the basic ones often have more detailed derivations than is customary (with an empasis on crystalline solids). nbsp; Several recent topics are introduced, as are some subjects normally included only in condensed matter physics. Lattice vibrations, electrons, interactions, and spin effects (mostly in magnetism) are discussed the most comprehensively. nbsp; Many problems are included whose level is from "fill in the steps" to long and challenging, and the text is equipped with references and several comments about experiments with figures and tables.Call Number: QC176 .P28 2007eb eBookISBN: 9783540349334Publication Date: 2007-08-06
- Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age by Rodney P. Carlisle (Editor) The last half of the 20th century has often been called the Atomic Age, a name that has not faded even with the end of the cold war. Nuclear testing in India and PakistanCall Number: QC773 .E49 2001ISBN: 081604029XPublication Date: 2001-08-01
- Dictionary of Pi-Electron Calculations. by Charles Alfred CoulsonCall Number: QD461 .C66 1965aPublication Date: 1965

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