Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during October 2017

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Special relativity : a heuristic approach
Hassani, Sadri, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, 2017
Preface -- List of Symbols, Phrases, and Acronyms -- Note to the Reader -- 1. Qualitative Relativity -- 2. Relativity of Time and Space -- 3. Lorentz Transformation -- 4. Spacetime Geometry -- 5. Spacetime Momentum -- 6. Relativity in Four Dimensions -- 7. Relativistic Photography -- 8. Relativistic Interactions -- 9. Interstellar Travel -- 10. A Painless Introduction to Tensors -- 11. Relativistic Electrodynamics -- 12. Early Universe -- Appendix A. Maxwell's Equations -- Appendix B. Derivation of 4D Lorentz Transformation -- Appendix C. Relativistic Photography Formulas -- Bibliography -- Index.
Kresge QC173.65 .H377 2017

Quantum field theory and condensed matter : an introduction
Shankar, Ramamurti, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics review -- Ising model in d = 0 and d = 1 -- Statistical to quantum mechanics -- Quantum to statistical mechanics -- Feynman path integral -- Coherent state path integrals for spins, bosons and fermions -- The two-dimensional Ising model -- Exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model -- Majorana fermions -- Gauge theories -- The renormalization group -- Critical phenomena: the puzzle and resolution -- RG for the [phi]4 model -- Two views of renormalization -- RG for non-relativistic fermions: I -- RG for non-relativistic fermions: II -- Bosonization I: the fermion-boson dictionary -- Bosonization II: selected applications -- Duality and triality -- Techniques for the QHE.
Kresge QC174.45 .S475 2017

Structure-property analysis of a new family of hydrazone photoswitches
Nuryyeva, Selbi, author
"Molecular switches are a class of molecules that can reversibly switch from one state to another with external stimuli such as light, electrochemical potential, and chemical input. These classes of molecular architectures have been applied in areas ranging from nanotechnology to pharmacology. Hydrazones, a class of compounds that feature R₁R₂C=NNHR₃ functional group, are ideal candidates for molecular switches because of their functional diversity, straightforward synthesis, modularity and robust ability. These features have led us to develop a library of a new class of hydrazones with 4-pyridyl and an ester group on the rotor and a para-substituted phenyl ring in the stator with substituents varying from typical electron-donating (ED) to electron-withdrawing (EW) groups. Upon analysis of the hydrogen-bond between the N-H and the carbonyl group, we found that in the Z configuration, both the EDGs and the EWGs strengthened the H-bond, while in the E configuration the strength of the H-bond increased with the EW character of the substituent. UV-Vis spectroscopy studies revealed that increasing the electron density on the hydrazone red-shifted the absorption maximum up to 426 nm. All the hydrazones, except 1 (and 2 in NMR concentrations), were found to be reversibly switching between Z and E isomers using visible and UV light for at least ten cycles without any degradation in acetonitrile, while in dichloromethane these undergo ketoenol tautomerization. Further analysis of switching behavior showed excellent photostationary states (≥88% for forward and ≥71% for back-isomerization) and moderate to good quantum yields (0.19-0.66 for forward and 0.18-0.55 for back-isomerization). Hydrazone switches 3 to 10 have relatively shorter to long half-lives in the range of 29 mins to 9.8 hours. These results pave the way for further development and integration of hydrazones into materials and applications in catalysis, molecular devices and pharmacology."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem. 2017

A novel combination of distance geometry and molecular dynamics to generate varied low-energy, unbiased starting structures for multi-PDZ-containing proteins
Elder, James R., author
"Scaffolding proteins serve as regulators of signaling pathways, binding to and interacting with various protein partners involved in these pathways. Their ability to regulate signaling pathways through these interactions is dependent on several protein-protein interaction modules. These modules, such as PDZ domains (postsynaptic density 95/discs large/zona occludens-1) and SH3 (Src homology 3) domains, are integral to the function of scaffolding proteins, and, although much is known about the modules as discrete domains, they are often separated by flexible linker regions that make a detailed molecular understanding of the interactions between the domains within these proteins a difficult task. To date, insight into these intra-protein interactions of scaffolding proteins are limited largely to PDZ-PDZ dimers, which are separated by relatively short linker regions. This paper proposes a novel methodology, B2C, for studying the interactions and orientations between these scaffolding protein domains. Using only the most general features of these domains, it is possible to generate unbiased starting structures, giving information about potential topological orientations between them that can be further refined through molecular mechanics calculations (energy minimization and molecular dynamics)."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem. 2017

The effect of halogens on azo based switches
Gill, Colleen, author
"Chapter one: Synthesis of fluorinated azo-BF₂ molecular switches. In an effort to continue to investigate azo-BF₂ complexes for potential use in biological environments we have synthesized fluorinated molecular switches 1 and 2. These switches undergo a trans-cis isomerization using visible light. Isomerization photostationary state (PSS), half lives, and biological stability studies were conducted using both NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopies. Analysis of the photo-conversion, switching efficiency, and stability in aqueous and reducing environments showed that the fluorination appreciably improved the efficiency and stability of these molecules. Chapter two: Synthesis of azobenzene with increased stabilization via halogen bonding. Azo-naphthalene molecular switches were synthesized and studied in detail. The potential for halogen bonding may help to stabilize the azonaphthalene to reduction by glutathione (GSH). This switch undergoes trans-cis isomerization using visible light. The switch can be protonated and subsequently deprotonated, using trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) and thiethylamine (TEA) respectively. The absorbance bands of the protonated species bathochromically shift to the near infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The protonated azo can also be switched using visible light, leading to possible orthogonal switching of the four isomers in solution using light and chemical stimulus. The stability of the switch in aqueous and reducing environments is also discussed."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem. 2017

Introduction to accelerator dynamics
Peggs, Stephen, 1952- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Linear motion -- Strong focusing transverse optics -- Longitudinal and o.-momentum motion -- Action and emittance: one particle or many? -- Magnets -- RF cavities -- Linear errors and their correction -- Sextupoles, chromaticity and the Hénon map -- Octupoles, detuning and slow extraction -- Synchrotron radiation: classical damping -- Synchrotron radiation: quantum excitation -- Linacs: protons and ions -- Linacs: electrons -- The beam-beam interaction and 1-D resonances -- Routes to chaos.
Kresge QC787.P3 P44 2017

Otherworlds : visions of our solar system
Benson, Michael, author
New York : Abrams, 2017
Earth and Moon -- Venus -- The sun -- Mercury -- Mars -- Asteroids and comets -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- The outermost worlds.

Otherworlds is a record of humanity's planetary exploration and a tribute to the stunning beauty of our solar system in spectacular high-resolution landscape images, processed by Michael Benson to capture how the planets would look if we could visit them and see them with our own eyes. We start in low Earth orbit and then move on to the Moon and our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus. We then explore Mercury and the Sun before traveling to the gas giants of the outer solar system--Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune--and onward to Pluto. Using the best imagery from remarkable missions of robotic spacecraft, Benson takes us on a voyage of discovery that gives us a new, expansive concept of home and our place in the universe.
Kresge QB501.2 .B46 2017

Discovery, synthesis and biophysical characterization of inhibitors for Tamalin PDZ
Ma, Jiaxue, author
"Tamalin is a scaffolding protein mainly expressed in the telencephalic region of the brain. It plays an important role in regulating and trafficking metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs), and therefore in signaling and neurological disorders. Tamalin is a multiple domain protein that consists of an alanine rich domain, a PDZ domain, a Leucine-zipper motif, and an intrinsic ligand (C-terminus of Tamalin). Recent studies have shown that mGluRs mainly associate with the PDZ domain of Tamalin through its C-terminus, which gives rise to many neurological activities. Here, we aim to develop an inhibitor to block the binding of mGluRs to the Tamalin PDZ domain. The development of inhibitors will facilitate an understanding of the physiological role of intervention in drug abuse, fragile-X, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other neurological disorders associated with Tamalin. From our studies, a small molecule inhibitor candidate was identified, although with low binding affinity. Three peptide inhibitor candidates were also designed and tested, with K[subscript d] value of approximately 30 [mu]M. Using the structure information of these candidates, more work has been done in silico to modify the inhibitors. Future work will focus on testing the binding affinity of these modified candidates"
Kresge Thesis M.S. Chem

Evolution of the W. Greenland percolation zone over the past 50 years
Graeter, Karina A., author
"The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) has been losing mass since at least the early 2000s, mostly due to enhanced surface melt from rising summer temperatures. Currently, approximately 40% of the surface melt generated on the GrIS percolates into the snow/firn and refreezes, where it has no immediate impact on GrIS mass changes. The majority of meltwater refreeze occurs in the percolation zone, a region of the accumulation zone where there is significant surface melt but little runoff. However, it remains unclear how the percolation zone is responding to changes in climate and whether it will continue to prevent a significant fraction of meltwater from contributing to surface runoff and sea-level rise. Here we analyze seven shallow firn cores collected from the W. Greenland percolation zone as part of the 2016 Greenland Traverse for Accumulation and Climate Studies (GreenTrACS) and find that there have been significant changes in melt refreeze and density over the past 50 years. Meltwater refrozen as ice layers indicates a dramatic increase in meltwater refreeze in cores 1-5. Increases in meltwater refreeze correspond to similar increases in firn density over the past 18 years. In contrast, the cores indicate no trend in annual accumulation at any of the core sites. Evaluation of the distribution of ice layers in the context of surface temperatures and climate circulation patterns shows that changes in meltwater refreeze and firn density are closely tied to trends in persistent summertime Greenland Blocking Events (GBEs) and N. Atlantic sea surface temperatures. Whether current rates of meltwater percolation and firn densification will continue depend on the future evolution and persistence of these phenomena. While trends in N. Atlantic SST are reasonably well understood for the twenty-first century, it remains unclear how GBE frequency and duration will evolve. Thus, a better understanding of the causes of N. Atlantic SST variability and GBEs as well as their future evolution under twenty-first century climate warming scenarios is imperative for predicting future GrIS meltwater retention and what impact this will have on Greenland's contribution to global sea-level rise."
Kresge Thesis M.S. Earth 2017

Kresge Library Items to Loan
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Map interpretation for structural geologists
Bose, Narayan
Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2017
Kresge GA151 .N34 2017

Theory and modeling of cylindrical nanostructures for high-resolution coverage spectroscopy
Bottacchi, Stefano, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge TA418.9.N35 B68 2017

Principles of radiometric dating
Gopalan, Kunchithapadam, author
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
"Discusses the principles and insights behind the radiometric dating tools for better understanding of radiogenic isotope concepts"--Provided by publisher.
Kresge QC798.D3 C66 2017

Submerged landscapes of the European continental shelf : Quaternary paleoenvironments
edited by Nicholas C. Flemming, Jan Harff, Delminda Moura, Anthony Burgess, Geoffrey N. Bailey
Hoboken, NJ, USA ; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Kresge QC884.5.E87 S83 2017

Python for scientists
Stewart, John, 1943 July 1-
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Introduction -- 2. Getting started with IPython- - 3. A short Python tutorial -- 4. NumPy -- 5. Two-dimensional graphics -- 6. Multi-dimensional graphics -- 7. SymPy: a computer algebra system -- 8. Ordinary differential equations -- 9. Partial differential equations: a pseudospectral approach -- 10. Case study: multigrid.
Kresge Q183.9 .S865 2017

Just cool it! : the climate crisis and what we can do : a post-Paris agreement
Suzuki, David T., 1936- author
Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, [2017]
A resounding post-Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions - and above all, hope. Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there's no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions - from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices - we can get the world back on track. Just Cool It is David Suzuki at his most passionate and cogent. His urgently important book takes a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what's necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening - this time, it could be monumental.
Kresge QC903 .S898 2017

A primer on string theory
Schomerus, Volker, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Historical introduction and overview -- The classical closed bosonic string -- Free bosonic quantum field theory -- Covariant quantization -- Light-cone quantization -- Branes and quantization of open strings -- Open strings and gauge theory -- Supersymmetry in ten dimensions -- Construction of type IIA/B superstrings -- Branes in type II superstring theory -- Construction of heterotic superstrings -- Introduction to conformal field theory -- Modular invariants and orbifolds -- Closed strings on the 3-sphere -- Calabi-Yau spaces -- Calabi-Yau compactifications -- String dualities -- Gauge/string dualities -- AdS/CFT correspondence.
Kresge QC794.6.S85 S35 2017

Colbert's evolution of the vertebrates : a history of the backboned animals through time
Colbert, Edwin H. 1905-2001
New Delhi, India : Wiley India (P.) Ltd., [2014]
Introduction -- Jawless vertebrates -- Acanthodians and placoderms -- Sharklike fishes -- Bony fishes -- Lobe-fin fishes and the transition to land -- Early Paleozoic faunas -- Amphibians -- the advent of reptiles -- Late Paleozoic faunas -- Aquatic reptiles -- Early ruling reptiles -- Triumph of the dinosaurs -- Aerial reptiles -- Birds -- Years of the dinosaurs -- Mammal-like reptiles -- Beginning of the mammals -- Marsupials -- Introduction to the placentals -- Early placental diversification -- Primates and their kin -- Rodents and rabbits -- Creodonts and carnivores -- Whales and dolphins -- Primitive ungulates -- Artiodactyls -- South American ungulates -- Perissodactyls -- Elephants and their kin -- Cenozoic faunas.
Kresge QE841 .C68 2014

Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters
Prothero, Donald R., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Foreword : Why people do not accept evolution -- To the reader : Is evolution a threat to your religious beliefs? -- Prologue : Fossils and evolution -- Preface to the second edition -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Evolution and the fossil record. The nature of science -- Science and creationism -- The fossil record -- The evolution of evolution -- Systematics and evolution -- Part II. Evolution? : the fossils say yes! Life's origins -- Cambrian "explosion"--or "slow fuse"? -- Spineless wonders of evolution -- Fish tales -- Fish out of water -- Onto the land and back to the sea : the amniotes -- Dinosaurs evolve--and fly -- Mammalian explosion -- Bossies and blowholes -- The ape's reflection? -- Why does it matter?

An entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book's widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock dating, neo-Darwinism, and macroevolution. It includes extensive coverage of the primordial soup, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, and the transformation from early hominid to modern human. The book also details the many alleged "missing links" in the fossil record, including some of the most recent discoveries that flesh out the fossil timeline and the evolutionary process. --Publisher's description.
Kresge QE721.2.E85 P76 2017

Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics : fundamentals and large-scale circulation
Vallis, Geoffrey K., author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge QC809.F5 V355 2017

A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic
Wadhams, P., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms.

"Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher.
Kresge GB2595 .W33 2017

The fracking debate : intergovernmental politics of the oil and gas renaissance
Fisk, Jonathan M., 1983- author
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Kresge TD195.G3 F57 2018

Water resources of northwestern St. Landry Parish and vicinity, Louisiana
Hosman, R. L
Baton Rouge, La. : Dept. of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey and Louisiana Dept. of Public Works, 1970
Kresge GB1025 .L8 A3 no.15-26

Cataclysms : a new geology for the twenty-first century
Rampino, Michael R., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Catastrophism versus gradualism -- Lyell's laws -- The Alvarez hypothesis -- Mass extinctions -- Kill curves and Strangelove oceans -- Catastrophism and natural selection : Charles Darwin versus Patrick Matthew -- Impacts and extinctions : do they match up? -- The great dying : the end-Permian extinctions -- Catastrophic volcanic eruptions and extinctions -- Ancient glaciers or impact-related deposits? -- The Shiva hypothesis : comet showers and the galactic carousel -- Geological upheavals and dark matter -- Epilogue: What does it all mean? : a new geology.
Kresge GB5014 .R355 2017

Modern climate change science : an overview of today's climate change science
Farmer, G. Thomas, author
Cham : Springer, [2014]
Overview of climate change science -- Status of climate change research -- Appendix A: Geologic time -- Appendix B: The metric system.

Composed of two extensive sections, this book surveys important work in climate change science, mainly in the United States, and introduces contributions to the body of science that have arrived on the scene between January 2013 and February 2014.
Kresge QC903 .F37 2015

Analytical groundwater mechanics
Strack, Otto D. L., 1943- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge GB1197.7 .S765 2017

Marine conservation
Probert, P. Keith, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge GC1018 .P73 2017

Novel catalytic and separation processes based on ionic liquids
Ozokwelu, Dickson, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge QD562.I65 O96 2017

Destination Mars : the story of our quest to conquer the red planet
May, Andrew (Freelance writer), author
London : Icon Books, 2017
When the Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon in 1969, many people imagined Mars would be next. However NASA's Viking 1, which landed in 1976, was just a robot. The much-anticipated crewed mission failed to materialise, defeated by a combination of technological and political challenges.Four decades after Viking and almost half a century after Apollo technology has improved beyond recognition - as has politics. As private ventures like SpaceX seize centre stage from NASA, Mars has undergone a seismic shift - it's become the prime destination for future human expansion and colonisation.But what's it really like on Mars, and why should anyone want to go there? How do you get there and what are the risks? Astrophysicist and science writer Andrew May answers these questions and more, as he traces the history of our fascination with the Red Planet.
Kresge QB641 .M39 2017

Timekeepers
Garfield, Simon, author
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2016
1. The Accident of Time. i. Leaving the Ground ; ii. The Shortness of Life and How to Live It -- 2. How the French Messed Up the Calendar -- 3. The Invention of the Timetable. i. The Fastest Thing You Ever Did See ; ii. Was Ever Tyranny More Monstrous? -- 4. The Beet Goes On. i. The Way to Play the Ninth ; ii. Just How Long Should a CD Be? ; iii. Revolver -- 5. How Much Talking Is Too Much Talking?. i. In the Time of Moses ; ii. Talking It Over -- 6. Movie Time. i. How You Get to the Clock ; ii. Oncoming Train -- 7. Horology Part One: How to Make a Watch. i. A Very Difficult Floor ; ii. Just What Is It about the Swiss? -- 8. Roger Bannister Goes Round and Round -- 9. Vietnam. Napalm. Girl. i. The Split Second ; ii. ̀I am Muybridge and this is a message from my wife' -- 10. The Day Shift. i. We Will Crush, Squash, Slaughter Yamaha! ; i. The Boss from Hell -- 11. Horology Part Two: How to Sell the Time.

Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in the highly inventive and entertaining style that bestselling author Simon Garfield is fast making his own. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light. --
Kresge QB213 .G378 2016

The sun
Golub, L. author
London : Reaktion Books ; 2017
1. Sunspots -- 2. Looking inside the sun -- 3. A solar pulse -- 4. A spectrum and what it tells us -- 5. The solar chromosphere and prominences -- 6. The visible corona -- 7. The invisible corona : a discussion mostly about photons -- 8. Storms from the sun : a discussion mostly about particles and fields -- Epilogue : the heliosphere.

Essential for life on earth and a major influence on our environment, the Sun is also the most fascinating object in the daytime sky. Every day we feel the effect of its coming and going - literally the difference between day and night. But figuring out what the Sun is, what it's made of, why it glows so brightly, how old it is, how long it will last - all of these take thought and observation. Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff offer an engaging and informative account of what scientists know about the Sun, and the history of these discoveries. Solar astronomers have studied the Sun over the centuries both for its intrinsic interest and in order to use it as a laboratory to reveal the secrets of other stars.
Kresge QB521 .G655 2017

The last 10,000 years : a fossil pollen record of the American Southwest
Martin, Paul S. 1928-2010, author
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016
Geological framework -- Southwestern climates and the Mexican monsoon -- The modern pollen rain -- Vegetation of the Southwest -- The fossil pollen record -- Comments on the pollen types -- Pollen stratigraphy and radiocarbon dating -- A postpluvial climatic model for the arid Southwest -- A reappraisal of postpluvial climates -- Some conclusions and afterthoughts.
Kresge QE993 .M28 2016

The mystery of globular clusters : uncovering the complexities of their evolution
O'Malley, Erin Marie, author
"In recent years, evidence has grown for the existence of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters (GCs). However, questions remain regarding the nature of these populations. Photometric observations clearly show discrete populations while spectroscopic observations seem to show a continuous spread. This dissertation provides steps to better understanding GCs and the complexities associated with their evolution. Calibration of stellar evolution models at low metallicity is necessary for comparison to GCs. Accurate abundances of metal-poor subdwarfs are determined and used in this calibration. A Monte Carlo analysis is then performed in order to determine accurate distances, absolute ages, and integrated orbital trajectories for 24 GCs. These results are of critical importance as they not only incorporate the observational uncertainty, but also the uncertainty incurred by the models themselves. Lastly, high resolution spectra of three GCs (NGC 6681, NGC 6584 and NGC 7099) are obtained for a detailed abundance analysis of red giant branch stars. The high resolution and signal-to-noise achieved in these observations allows for the discovery of a statistically significant Na-O anticorrelation in all three clusters, the populations of which agree with those from photometric observations. Although we cannot determine precisely the nature of the polluters that were the predecessors to the enhanced populations, we do know that both s-process and r-process mechanisms contributed to the evolution and these results can be used to help constrain future models of GC polluter candidates"
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2017oma

Chemistry in the marketplace
Selinger, B. K. author
Clayton, South VIC, Australia : CSIRO Publishing, [2017]
Kresge QD37 .S42 2017

Quantum statistical field theory : An introduction to Schwinger's variational method with Green's function nanoapplications, graphene and superconductivity
Horing, Norman J. M., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Dirac notation and transformation theory -- Identical particles and second quantization: occupation number representation -- Q.M. pictures; Heisenberg equation; linear response; superoperators and non-Markovian equations -- Schwinger action principle and variational calculus -- Retarded Green's functions -- Quantum mechanical ensemble averages and statistical thermodynamics -- Thermodynamic Green's functions and spectral structure -- Equations of motion with particle-particle interactions and approximations -- Non-equilibrium Green's functions: variational relations and approximations for particle interactions -- Random phase approximation plasma phenomenology, semiclassical and hydrodynamic models; electrodynamics -- Interacting electron-hole-phonon system -- Graphene -- Superfluidity and superconductivity -- Epilogue.
Kresge QC174.45 .H67 2017

Aromatic interactions : frontiers in knowledge and application
edited by Darren W. Johnson, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA, Fraser Hof, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Cambridge : The Royal Society of Chemistry, [2017]
Kresge QD878 .A76 2017

Comets : nature and culture
Karam, P. Andrew, author
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017
Radiating fire and ice, comets as a phenomenon seem part science, part myth. 2000 years ago when a comet shot across the night sky, it convinced the Romans that Julius Caesar was a god. In 1066, Halley's Comet was interpreted as a foreshadowing of the death of Harold the Second in the Battle of Hastings. Even today the arrival of a comet often feels auspicious, confirming our hopes, fears and sense of wonder in the universe. P. Andrew Karam takes the reader on a far-ranging exploration of these beautiful and dramatic objects in the skies, revealing how comets and humanity have been interwoven throughout history.
Kresge QB721.4 .K37 2017