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HIGHLIGHT IGI Global

A TOUR OF THE SUBATOMIC ZOO ADVANCED
APPLICATIONS OF
A Guide to Particle Physics SUPERCRITICAL
Cindy Schwarz FLUIDS IN
ENERGY SYSTEMS
Dec 2016 110pp
9781681744223 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 Edited by Lin Chen &
Provides a brief and ambitious expedition into Yuhiro Iwamoto
the remarkably simple ingredients of all the Apr 2017 303pp
wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical 9781522520474 Hardback
formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz clearly explains £205.00 / €230.00
the language and much of the substance of Advances in Chemical and Materials Engineering
elementary particle physics for the 99% of
students who do not aspire to a career in physics. Presents the latest academic material on the integration
IOP Concise Physics of supercritical fluids into contemporary energy-related
Morgan & Claypool Publishers applications. Highlighting innovative discussions
on topics such as renewable energy, fluid dynamics,
and heat and mass transfer, this book is designed
for researchers, academics, professionals, graduate
students, and practitioners interested in the latest
trends in energy conversion.

University of Michigan Press

THE WOMAN WHO
KNEW TOO MUCH

Alice Stewart and the
Secrets of Radiation,
Second Edition
Gayle Jacoba Greene

Feb 2017 376pp, 32 photos
9780472053568 Paperback
£32.50 / €37.00
9780472073566 Hardback
£80.95 / €92.00

Illuminates the life and achievements of the remarkable
woman scientist who revolutionized the concept of
radiation risk. Gayle Greene traces Stewart’s life and
career as she came up against ever more powerful
authorities, first the British medical profession, then
the US nuclear industry, and finally the regulatory
agencies that set radiation safety standards throughout
the world.

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Morgan & Claypool Publishers CONFOCAL
MICROSCOPY
BIOPHYSICS OF THE SENSES
Jian Liu & Jiubin Tan
Tennille D. Presley
Dec 2016 70pp Dec 2016 90pp
9781681740478 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00
9781681743363 Paperback
Connects fundamental properties of physics to £40.50 / €46.00
biological systems, relating them directly to the human
body. It includes discussions of the role of charges and In this book, the authors
free radicals in disease and homeostasis, how aspects outline their practices by
of mechanics impact normal body functions, human the working experiences on
bioelectricity and circuitry, forces within the body, and standardization and system
biophysical sensory mechanisms. design. This book assumes
IOP Concise Physics little previous knowledge of optics, but experience in
engineering of industrial measurements, in particular
THE BUTTERFLY IN THE profile metrology or areal surface topography will be
QUANTUM WORLD very helpful to understand the theory.
IOP Concise Physics
The Story of the Most Fascinating
Quantum Fractal ELECTROMAGNETISM
Indubala I. Satija
Problems and Solutions
Aug 2016 350pp Carolina C. Ilie & Zachariah S. Schrecengost
9781681740539 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
Nov 2016 177pp
Tells the story of the “Hofstadter butterfly”, a beautiful
and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum 9781681744285 Paperback £60.50 / €69.00
theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-
sounding question: What happens if you immerse An ideal companion book for the undergraduate
a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the student who may want to work on more problems
electrons take on? Physicists struggled to answer this and receive immediate feedback while studying. Each
question, until Douglas Hofstadter, in 1974, discovered chapter contains brief theoretical notes followed by the
that the answer was a graph consisting of nothing but problem text with the solution, and ends with a brief
copies of itself nested down infinitely many times. bibliography. Also presented are problems more general
IOP Concise Physics in nature, which may be a bit more challenging.
IOP Concise Physics
COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES IN
PHYSICS ESSENTIAL CLASSICAL MECHANICS
FOR DEVICE PHYSICS
Maria Fyta
Nov 2016 136pp A.F.J. Levi
9781681744162 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
Sep 2016 101pp
Reviews computational schemes which are used in the
simulations of physical systems. These range from very 9781681744124 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00
accurate ab initio techniques up to coarse-grained and
mesoscopic schemes. The choice of the method is based Continued advances in the precision manufacturing of
on the desired accuracy and computational efficiency. new structures at the nanometer scale have provided
A bottom-up approach is used to present the various unique opportunities for device physics. This book sets
simulation methods used in physics. out to summarize those elements of classical mechanics
IOP Concise Physics most applicable for scientists and engineers studying
device physics. Supplementary MATLAB® materials are
available for all figures generated numerically.
IOP Concise Physics

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EXPLORING PHYSICS WITH OPTICAL NANOMANIPULATION
COMPUTER ANIMATION AND PHYSGL
David L. Andrews & David S. Bradshaw
T.J. Bensky
Dec 2016 107pp
Nov 2016 140pp
9781681744643 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00
9781681744247 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
Provides a broad introductory survey of this
Shows how the web-based PhysGL programming remarkable field, aiming to establish and clearly
environment can be used to teach and learn elementary differentiate its physical principles, and also to provide
mechanics (physics) using simple coding exercises. a snapshot portrait of many of the most prominent
The book’s theme is that the lessons encountered in current applications. Primary emphasis is placed on
such a course can be used to generate physics-based developing an understanding of the fundamental
animations, providing students with compelling and photonic origin behind the mechanism that operates
self-made visuals to aid their learning. in each type of effect.
IOP Concise Physics IOP Concise Physics

FLUIDS IN POROUS MEDIA THE PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS OF
MRI
Henk Huinink
Richard Ansorge & Martin Graves
Aug 2016 115pp
Nov 2016 188pp
9781681742960 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
9781681740041 Paperback £70.50 / €80.00
Introduces the field of the physics of processes occurring
in porous media. The book gives brief overviews of topics Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a very important clinical
like thermodynamics, capillarity and fluid mechanics in imaging tool. It combines different fields of physics
order to launch the reader smoothly into the realm of and engineering in a uniquely complex way. MRI is also
porous media. In-depth discussions are given of phase surprisingly versatile. This versatility is unique to MRI.
change phenomena in porous media, single phase flow, This book gives an in depth account of the methods
unsaturated flow and multiphase flow. used for the operation and construction of modern MRI
IOP Concise Physics systems and of the principles of sequence design and
many examples of applications.
GRAPHENE OPTICS IOP Concise Physics

Electromagnetic Solution of Canonical PHYSICS IS…
Problems
Ricardo A. Depine The Physicist Explores Attributes of Physics
F. Todd Baker
Dec 2016 134pp
Dec 2016 105pp
9781681743080 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
9781681744445 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00
Provides a rigorous macroscopic description of the
interaction between electromagnetic radiation He’s back! The physicist returns with an entirely
and structures containing graphene sheets (two- new compilation of questions and answers from
dimensional structures). It presents canonical problems his long-lived website where laypeople can ask
with translational invariant geometries, in which the questions about anything physics related. This book
solution of the original vectorial problem can be reduced focuses on adjectives (practical, beautiful, surprising)
to the treatment of two scalar problems, corresponding instead of nouns, and covers topics such as sports,
to two basic polarization modes. electromagnetism, gravitational theory, superheroes,
IOP Concise Physics videogames, and science fiction.
IOP Concise Physics

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QUANTIFYING MEASUREMENT SEARCHING FOR DARK MATTER WITH
COSMIC GAMMA RAYS
The Tyranny of Numbers
Jeffrey H. Williams Andrea Albert
Aug 2016 64pp
Nov 2016 132pp 9781681742687 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00

9781681744322 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00 Summarizes the evidence for dark matter and what
we can learn about its particle nature using cosmic
Have you ever wondered why it is that a particular gamma rays. This volume reviews results from recent
experiment has been designed to be the way it is. gamma-ray experiments including anomalies some
Indeed, how do you design an experiment to measure have attributed to dark matter. The book also discusses
something whose value is unknown, and what should how our gamma-ray observations complement other
your considerations be on deciding whether an dark matter searches and the prospects for future
experiment has yielded the sought after, or indeed any experiments.
useful result? These are old questions, and they are the IOP Concise Physics
reason behind this volume.
IOP Concise Physics SOUND-POWER FLOW

QUANTUM ROBOTICS A Practitioner’s Handbook for
Sound Intensity
A Primer on Current Science and Future Robert Hickling
Perspectives
Prateek Tandon et al Dec 2016 134pp
9781681744520 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00
Jan 2017 149pp
A guide for practitioners and research scientists in
9781627059138 Paperback £55.50 / €63.00 different areas of acoustical science. There are three
fundamental quantities in acoustics: sound pressure,
Synthesis Lectures on Quantum Computing sound particle velocity, and sound intensity. This
book is about sound intensity and demonstrates the
Surveys advances in the scientific understanding and advantages and uses of acoustical sensing compared
engineering of quantum mechanisms and how these with other forms of sensing.
developments are expected to impact the technical IOP Concise Physics
capability for robots to sense, plan, learn, and act in a
dynamic environment. This volume also discusses the A TOUR OF THE SUBATOMIC ZOO
new technological potential that quantum approaches
may unlock for sensing and control, especially for A Guide to Particle Physics
exploring quantum-scale environments. Cindy Schwarz

Dec 2016 110pp
9781681744223 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00

For full details of this title, see page 1.
IOP Concise Physics

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UNDERSTANDING University of Pittsburgh Press
SONOLUMINESCENCE
COMMUNICATING PHYSICS
Thomas Brennan
Dec 2016 97pp The Production, Circulation, and
9781681743646 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00 Appropriation of Ganot’s Textbooks in
France and England, 1851-1887
Sonoluminescence is the transformation of sound into Josep Simon
light. To most who know how to do sonoluminescence,
it’s just a little glowing bubble levitating in a flask Dec 2016 256pp
of water. But it holds some surprises that have been 9780822964728 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00
overlooked. This book looks to reform our scientific Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
understanding of sonoluminescence and explore the
practical applications as an energy source. The textbooks written by Adolphe Ganot (1804-1887)
IOP Concise Physics played a major role in shaping the way physics was
taught in the nineteenth century. Simon’s Franco-British
MV Learning case study looks at the role of Ganot’s two textbooks:
Traite elementaire de physique experimentale et appliquee
NEWTON’S CORPUSCLES, MAXWELL’S (1851) and Cours de physique purement experimentale
WAVES, AND EINSTEIN’S QUANTA (1859), and their translations into English by Edmund
Atkinson.
Trilochan Pradhan
Nov 2016 120pp Salem Press
9788130918013 Paperback £16.50 / €19.00
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE
The three facets of light - corpuscles, waves and quanta
- as viewed by the three great physicists, Newton, Salem Press
Maxwell and Einstein, are the subject of this book. The Feb 2017 400pp
author shows that these three are related in the sense 9781682173268 Hardback £180.00 / €205.00
that one can pass on from the first to the second to the Principles of Science
third by certain prescriptions. The physics of all the three
are presented in great detail. This helpful resource provides high school and
undergraduate researchers with a solid foundation to
STATISTICAL MECHANICS begin their study of physical science. Entries range from
1-5 pages in length and include a detailed overview of
S.L. Kakani & C. Hemrajani the topic, written in clear, understandable language.
Mar 2017 720pp Entries also include key terms, related fields and are
9789386385307 Paperback £44.95 / €54.00 further supplemented with photos, illustrations, charts,
models and diagrams.
Presents the fundamentals of statistical mechanics in
a clear and concise manner. It deals with all aspects
of statistical mechanics, as well as delving into topics
of special interest, such as interacting systems, phase
transitions, kinetic physics, and dynamical theory of
gases. This book provides review questions and worked-
out problems.

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SPIE International Press of Boston, Inc

LASER PLASMA PHYSICS FROM THE GREAT WALL TO
THE GREAT COLLIDER
Forces and the Nonlinearity Principle,
Second Edition China and the Quest to Uncover the
Inner Workings of the Universe
Heinrich Hora
Steve Nadis & Shing-Tung Yau
Oct 2016 202pp
2015 214pp, 29 pages of photos
9781628412956 Paperback £79.95 / €91.00
9781571463104 Hardback £33.50 / €39.00
Press Monograph, Vol. 250
China has begun laying the groundwork for a giant
An important reference work for the field of high- accelerator that would transport physics into a
intensity and high-plasma-density laser–plasma previously inaccessible, high-energy realm where a host
interaction. This volume summarizes past advances of new particles might be found. This book explains
and opens insights into the future. The book covers the how an ambitious new machine on this scale could
essentials from a single particle to dense fluids, and from provide us with a fuller understanding of the origins of
computational physics to applications for fusion energy our universe and its most basic constituents.
or hadron cancer therapy.

PLASMONIC OPTICS Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Theory and Applications 3D SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION
Yonggian Li WITH BLENDER

Mar 2017 250pp Brian R. Kent
9781510607552 Paperback £71.50 / €81.00 2015 105pp
Tutorial Texts, Vol. 110 9781627056113 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00

Provides an introduction to plasmonic optics with This is the first book written on using Blender (an
distinct concepts and typical applications. Topics include open-source visualization suite widely used in the
the physical basis of plasmonics, the extraordinary entertainment and gaming industries) for scientific
transmission of nanohole arrays, scattering visualization. It is a practical and interesting introduction
enhancement of nanoparticles, perfect absorption of to Blender for understanding key parts of 3D rendering
metamaterials, and nanoantenna for light radiation. that pertain to the sciences.
IOP Concise Physics
BESTSELLERS
AFTER THE WAR
The University of Arizona Press
US Women in Physics
EXOPLANETS Ruth H. Howes & Caroline L. Herzenberg

Edited by Sara Seager 2016 124pp
2011 500pp 9781681740300 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00
9780816529452 Hardback £37.95 / €43.00
Examines the lives and contributions of American
For the first time in human history, we know for certain women physicists who were active in the years
of the existence of planets around other stars. Now following World War II, during the middle decades of
the fastest-growing field in space science, the time is the 20th century.
right for this source book on the topic which will lay the IOP Concise Physics
foundation for its continued growth.

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ATOMIC BOMB: THE STORY OF THE NONLINEAR OPTICS OF PHOTONIC
MANHATTAN PROJECT CRYSTALS AND META-MATERIALS

How Nuclear Physics Became a Global Arthur R. McGurn
Geopolitical Game-Changer 2015 134pp
Bruce Cameron Reed
9781681740430 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00
2015 142pp
Offers a brief introduction to the ideas and phenomena
9781627059909 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 that occur in the nonlinear optics of photonic crystals
and metamaterials. These are illustrated within the
Provides a concise, fast-paced account of all major context of simple models which provide an easy
aspects of the Manhattan project. The text describes understanding of the physical phenomena that are
the underlying scientific discoveries that made nuclear important in these two rapidly developing areas of
weapons possible, how the project was organised, the nano-photonic technology.
daunting challenges faced and overcome, the dramatic IOP Concise Physics
Trinity test carried out in the desert of southern New
Mexico in July 1945, and the bombings of Hiroshima ORDER FROM FORCE
and Nagasaki.
IOP Concise Physics A Natural History of the Vacuum
Jeffrey H. Williams
DARK MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE
2016 155pp
Marc S. Seigar
2015 75pp 9781681741772 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00

9781681740546 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 The intention of this book is to introduce ideas of how
the visible world, and those parts of it that we cannot
Reviews the history behind the discovery of missing observe, either because they are too small or too large
mass (or unseen mass) in the universe, and ties this for our scale of perception, can be understood by
into the proposed extensions to the Standard Model of consideration of only a few fundamental forces.
Particle Physics, which were being proposed within the IOP Concise Physics
same time frame.
IOP Concise Physics INTRODUCTION TO SOLID
STATE PHYSICS
THE EVERYDAY PHYSICS OF
HEARING AND VISION Second Edition
Arun Kumar
Benjamin de Mayo
2015 165pp 2015 528pp

9781627056748 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00 9788120351479 Paperback £17.50 / €21.00

Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception Provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical
through the eyes and ears. This book examines the properties of crystalline solids. It explains the structure
everyday physics behind hearing and vision to help of crystals, the theory of crystal diffraction and the
readers understand more about themselves and their reciprocal lattice; different kinds of imperfections
physical environment. in crystals, bonding in solids, and vibration in one-
IOP Concise Physics dimensional monoatomic and diatomic linear lattice.

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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Morgan & Claypool Publishers

HIGHLIGHT A HANDBOOK OF MATHEMATICAL
METHODS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
TOOLS FOR INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

Joshua F. Whitney & Heather M. Whitney
Nov 2016 70pp
9781681742809 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00

A companion textbook for an introductory course in
physics. This book aims to link the theories and models
that students learn in class with practical problem-
solving techniques. The fundamentals of introductory
physics courses are addressed in simple and concise
terms, with emphasis on how the fundamental concepts
and equations should be used to solve physics problems.
IOP Concise Physics

BESTSELLERS

IT’S ABOUT TIME American Mathematical Society

Elementary Mathematical Aspects of COLLECTED
Relativity PAPERS ON WAVE
MECHANICS
Roger Cooke
Third Edition
Apr 2017 410pp Erwin Schrödinger

9781470434830 Hardback £76.50 / €87.00 1982 208pp
9780821835241 Hardback
This book has three main goals: to explore a £40.95 / €47.00
selection of topics from the early period of the AMS Chelsea Publishing, Vol. 302
theory of relativity, focusing on particular aspects
that are interesting or unusual; to provide an The famous equation that
exposition of the differential geometry needed to bears Erwin Schrödinger’s name encapsulates his
understand these topics; to reflect on the historical profound contributions to quantum mechanics using
development of the subject and its significance for wave mechanics. This third, augmented edition of his
our understanding of what reality is. papers on the topic contains the six original, famous
papers in which Schrödinger created and developed the
American Mathematical Society subject of wave mechanics as published in the original
edition.

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MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN STRING-MATH 2012
QUANTUM MECHANICS
Edited by Ron Donagi et al
With Applications to Schrödinger Operators, 2015 341pp
Second Edition 9780821894958 Hardback £125.00 / €140.00
Gerald Teschl Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 90

2014 356pp Topics include super Riemann surfaces and
their super moduli, generalized moonshine
9781470417048 Hardback £68.50 / €78.00 and K3 surfaces, the latest developments in
Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 157 supersymmetric and topological field theory,
localization techniques, applications to knot
Quantum mechanics and the theory of operators theory, and many more.
on Hilbert space have been deeply linked since their
beginnings in the early twentieth century. This book STRING-MATH 2014
is a brief, but self-contained, introduction to the
mathematical methods of quantum mechanics, with a Edited by Vincent Bouchard et al
view towards applications to Schrödinger operators. 2016 397pp
9781470419929 Hardback £125.00 / €140.00
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 93
PHYSICS IN ST. PETERSBURG
The conference String-Math 2014 was held from
Edited by V. Sidoravicius & S. Smirnov June 9-13, 2014, at the University of Alberta.
2016 478pp This volume presents the proceedings of the
conference and satellite workshops.
9781470422486 Hardback £125.00 / €140.00
Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 91

Brings the reader to the cutting edge of several
important directions of the contemporary probability
theory. The authors are leading experts in the field and
provide a panorama of the field from the point of view
of scientists who played, and continue to play, a pivotal
role in the development of the new methods and ideas.

RANDOM OPERATORS

Disorder Effects on Quantum
Spectra and Dynamics
Michael Aizenman & Simone Warzel

2015 320pp

9781470419134 Hardback £80.50 / €92.00
Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 168

Provides an introduction to the mathematical
theory of disorder effects on quantum spectra and
dynamics. Topics covered range from the basic theory
of spectra and dynamics of self-adjoint operators
through Anderson localization - presented here via the
fractional moment method - up to recent results on
resonant delocalization.

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