Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 4, Physics and Physical Technology; Part 1, Physics by Joseph Needham Cambridge University Press | January 1, 1962 | ISBN-10: 0521058023 | 468 pages | PDF | 166 MB
Dr Needham's fourth volume traces the development of physics and physical technology in ancient and medieval China. It is conveniently divided into three separate parts, the present volume, IV:1, dealing with physics as such, IV:2 with mechanical engineering and IV:3 with civil engineering and nautics.
Thomas Brabec - Strong Field Laser Physics Published: 2008-10-13 | ISBN: 038740077X | PDF | 592 pages | 16 MB
Since the invention of the laser in the 1960s, people have strived to reach higher intensities and shorter pulse durations. High intensities and ultrashort pulse durations are intimately related. Recent developments have shown that high intensity lasers also open the way to realize pulses with the shortest durations to date, giving birth to the field of attosecond science (1 asec = 10-18s). This book is about high-intensity lasers and their applications. The goal is to give an up to date introduction to the technology behind these laser systems and to the broad range of intense laser applications. These applications include AMO (atomic molecular and optical) physics, x-ray science, attosecond science, plasma physics and particle acceleration, condensed matter science and laser micromachining, and finally even high-energy physics.
Statistical Analysis Techniques in Particle Physics: Fits, Density Estimation and Supervised Learning By Ilya Narsky, Frank C. Porter 2013 | 459 Pages | ISBN: 3527410864 | PDF | 8 MB
Modern analysis of HEP data needs advanced statistical tools to separate signal from background. This is the first book which focuses on machine learning techniques. It will be of interest to almost every high energy physicist, and, due to its coverage, suitable for students.
Shashanka S. Mitra - Physics of Structurally Disordered Solids Published: 1976-07-01 | ISBN: 1468408526, 0306357208 | PDF | 791 pages | 17 MB
Structurally disordered solids are characterized by their lack of spatial order that is evidenced by the great variety of ordered solids. The former class of materials is commonly termed amorphous or glassy, the latter crystalline. However, both classes share, many of the other physical properties of solids, e. g. , me chanical stability, resistance to shear stress, etc. The traditional macroscopic distinction between the crystalline and the glassy states is that while the former has a fixed melting point, the latter does not. However, with the availability and production of a large number of materials in both crystalline and amorphous states, and their easy inter-convertability, simple de finitions are not possible or at best imprecise. For the present purpose, it is sufficient to say that in contrast to the crystalline state, in which the posi tions of atoms are fixed into adefinite structure, ex cept for small thermal vibrations, the amorphous state of the same material displays varying degrees of de parture from this fixed structure. The amorphous state almost always shows no long range order. Short range order, up to several neighbors, may often be retained, although averaged considerably around their crystalline values. It is generally believed that the amorphous state is a metastable one with respect to the crystal line ordered state, and the conversion to the crystal line state may or may not be easy depending on the na ture of the material, e. g.
Sedimentary Geology, Third Edition by Donald R. Prothero and Fred Schwab English | 2013 | ISBN: 1429231556 | ISBN-13: 9781429231558 | 500 pages | PDF | 83,8 MB
Written for introductory courses, this text covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy, focusing on crucial geological principles and, when essential, contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure.
Microfluidic Devices in Nanotechnology: Fundamental Concepts by Challa S. S. R. Kumar English | ISBN: 0470472278 | 2010 | 350 pages | PDF | 30 MB
Nanotechnology, especially microfabrication, has been affecting every facet of traditional scientific disciplines. The first book on the application of microfluidic reactors in nanotechnology, Microfluidic Devices in Nanotechnology provides the fundamental aspects and potential applications of microfluidic devices, the physics of microfluids, specific methods of chemical synthesis of nanomaterials, and more.
ANSYS, Inc. announced the availability of its leading engineering simulation solution, ANSYS 15.0.7, providing new, unique capabilities and enhancements that offer the most advanced approach to guide and optimize product designs.
EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation IV by Michael Emmerich, Andre Deutz, Oliver Schuetze and Thomas Back English | ISBN: 3319011278 | 2013 | 400 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Numerical and computational methods are nowadays used in a wide range of contexts in complex systems research, biology, physics, and engineering.
Gareth Williams, "Linear Algebra with Applications, 8th edition" English | ISBN: 1449679544 | 2014 | 560 pages | PDF | 41 MB
Updated and revised to increase clarity and further improve student learning, the Eighth Edition of Gareth Williams' classic text is designed for the introductory course in linear algebra. It provides a flexible blend of theory and engaging applications for students within engineering, science, mathematics, business management, and physics. It is organized into three parts that contain core and optional sections. There is then ample time for the instructor to select the material that gives the course the desired flavor.
Uncertainty governs our lives. From the unknowns of investing in the stock market, living with the risks of terrorism, developing policies on genetically-modified foods, or disaster planning for catastrophic climate change, how we conceptualize, evaluate and cope with uncertainty drives our actions and deployment of resources, decisions and priorities. This volume is the most wide-ranging and thorough examination of 'uncertainty.'Theoretical perspectives are drawn from complexity science, economics, futures, history, art history, law, philosophy, physics, psychology, statistics and theology. On a practical level, uncertainty in risk management and practice are examined in emergency management, intelligence, law enforcement, policy, politics and music. Key problems that are a subject of focus are the environment, communicable diseases and illicit drugs. Opening and closing sections of the book build on major conceptual strands in uncertainty thinking and seek to develop an integrated view of the nature of uncertainty, uncertainty as a motivating or de-motivating force, and strategies for coping and managing under uncertainty.
In the last 100 years, the world has undergone a tremendous revolution made possible by advances in modern electronics. Electronic devices—which manipulate electrons or their associated fields in fundamental ways to produce a useful effect—have provided us with ubiquitous, massive computational power; allow us to communicate nearly instantly with loved ones across the globe; can flawlessly record, safeguard, and display information; and provide us with tremendously precise control of manufacturing devices and medical instruments. They are fundamental to our global economy, improve our lives immeasurably, and underlie virtually every aspect of modern life. Yet very few of us have any idea of how electronic devices actually work.
COMSOL, Inc., a leading global provider of engineering simulation software, announced the release of COMSOL Multiphysics 4.4, the latest version of its powerful platform for the modeling and simulation of electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical applications. New COMSOL Desktop Interface for Windows Offers Enhanced User Experience
Ethan Winer - The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio Published: 2012-04-09 | ISBN: 0240821009 | EPUB + MOBI | 696 pages | 20 MB
Gain a deep understanding of audio practice and theory with this easy-to-read book, illustrated with more than 400 figures and photographs. Using common sense, plain-English explanations and minimal math, author Ethan Winer helps you understand audio at the deepest, most technical level—no engineering degree necessary.