The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

Quantum theory may be bizarre and inexplicable but it's been shown to account for as much as 30 percent of American GDP, as this brilliant new book by science writer extraordinaire Brian Clegg reveals. The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, and the birth of steam machinery and electricity, saw human life transformed by new materials and technology. Clegg who studied physics at Cambridge University and specializes in making the strangest aspects of the universe accessible to the general reader explores the Quantum Age, the revolution led by our understanding of the very, very small.

The Method of Moments in Electromagnetics, Second Edition

Now Covers Dielectric Materials in Practical Electromagnetic Devices. The Method of Moments in Electromagnetics, Second Edition explains the solution of electromagnetic integral equations via the method of moments (MOM). While the first edition exclusively focused on integral equations for conducting problems, this edition extends the integral equation framework to treat objects having conducting as well as dielectric parts.

The Fractal Physics of Polymer Synthesis

Using fractal analysis, irreversible aggregation models, synergetics, and percolation theory, this book describes the main reactions of high-molecular substances. It is the first to give the structural and physical grounds of polymers synthesis and curing based on fractal analysis. It provides a single equation for describing the relationship between the reaction rate constants and the equilibrium constants with the nature of the medium.

The Everett Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Collected Works 1955-1980 with Commentary

Hugh Everett III was an American physicist best known for his many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, which formed the basis of his PhD thesis at Princeton University in 1957. Although counterintuitive, Everett's revolutionary formulation of quantum mechanics offers the most direct solution to the infamous quantum measurement problem that is, how and why the singular world of our experience emerges from the multiplicities of alternatives available in the quantum world. The many-worlds interpretation postulates the existence of multiple universes.

Surface Physics: Theoretical Models and Experimental Methods

The demands of production, such as thin films in microelectronics, rely on consideration of factors influencing the interaction of dissimilar materials that make contact with their surfaces. Bond formation between surface layers of dissimilar condensed solids termed adhesion depends on the nature of the contacting bodies. Thus, it is necessary to determine the characteristics of adhesion interaction of different materials from both applied and fundamental perspectives of surface phenomena.

Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching and beautiful physical theory ever constructed, with aspects more stringently tested and verified to greater precision than any other theory in physics. Unfortunately, the subject has gained a notorious reputation for difficulty, with forbidding looking mathematics and a peculiar diagrammatic language described in an array of unforgiving, weighty textbooks aimed firmly at aspiring professionals. However, quantum field theory is too important, too beautiful, and too engaging to be restricted to the professionals.

Near-Surface Applied Geophysics

Just a few meters below the Earth's surface lie features of great importance, from geological faults which can produce devastating earthquakes, to lost archaeological treasures! This refreshing, up-to-date book explores the foundations of interpretation theory and the latest developments in near-surface techniques, used to complement traditional geophysical methods for deep-exploration targets. Clear but rigorous, the book explains theory and practice in simple physical terms, supported by intermediate-level mathematics.

Basic Thermodynamics: Software Solutions - Part II

Part II contains solved problems on following topics: Zeroth Law, Heat and Work, First Law of Thermodynamics for a closed system and for flow processes. In this book, problems are solved using three popular software, viz. Mathcad, Engineering Equation Solver (EES) and The Expert System on Thermodynamics (TEST). Some free software are also explained.

Basic Thermodynamics: Software Solutions - Part IV. Availability and Second Law

This is Part IV of the book: Basic Thermodynamics: Software Solutions, Availability or Exergy, Irreversibility and Second Law analysis of systems are dealt with. Exergy balance and II Law analysis of systems is explained.

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.

Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics Using MATLAB

The first of its kind uniquely devoted to the field of computational electrostatics, this book dives headfirst into the actual problems that engineers are expected to solve using method of moment (MoM), finite difference, and finite element techniques. Readers are guided step by step through specific problems and challenges, covering all aspects of electrostatics with an emphasis on numerical procedures. Focusing on practical examples, mathematical equations, and common issues with algorithms, this is an ideal text for students in engineering, physics, and electrostatics and working engineers and physicists.

Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots: Advances and Applications

In the last two decades, semiconductor quantum dots small colloidal nanoparticles have garnered a great deal of scientific interest because of their unique properties. Among nanomaterials, CdTe holds special technological importance as the only known II–VI material that can form conventional p–n junctions. This makes CdTe very important for the development of novel optoelectronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and lasers. Moreover, the demand for water-compatible light emitters and the most common biological buffers give CdTe quantum dots fields a veritable edge in biolabeling and bioimaging.