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Grassmannian geometry of scattering amplitudes
Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study) and five others
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Kresge QC174.45 .G67 2016

College physics : a strategic approach
Knight, Randall Dewey, author
Boston: Pearson, 2017-
Kresge QC23.2 .K649 2017

Acoustics, aeroacoustics and vibrations
Anselmet, Fabien, author
London : ISTE ; 2016
Kresge QC225.15 .A57 2016

Introduction to solid state physics and crystalline nanostructures
Iadonisi, G. author
Milan ; Springer, [2014]
Crystals and Nanosystems Structure -- Electronic structure of nanosystems and crystals -- Elements of continuum mechanics and lattice vibrations -- Transport and Equilibrium Properties -- Optical Properties -- Correlations and Density Functional Theory.

This textbook provides conceptual, procedural, and factual knowledge on solid state and nanostructure physics. It is designed to acquaint readers with key concepts and their connections, to stimulate intuition and curiosity, and to enable the acquisition of competences in general strategies and specific procedures for problem solving and their use in specific applications. To these ends, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted, integrating physics, chemistry, and engineering and reflecting how these disciplines are converging towards common tools and languages in the field. Each chapter discusses essential ideas before the introduction of formalisms and the stepwise addition of complications. Questions on everyday manifestations of the concepts are included, with reasoned linking of ideas from different chapters and sections and further detail in the appendices. The final section of each chapter describes experimental methods and strategies that can be used to probe the phenomena under discussion. Solid state and nanostructure physics is constantly growing as a field of study where the fascinating quantum world emerges and otherwise imaginary things can become real, engineered with increasing creativity and control: from tinier and faster technologies realizing quantum information concepts, to understanding of the fundamental laws of Physics. Elements of Solid State Physics and of Crystalline Nanostructures will offer the reader an enjoyable insight into the complex concepts of solid state physics.
Kresge QC176 .I23 2014

Galileo and the equations of motion
Boccaletti, D. author
Cham [Switzerland] ; Springer, [2016]
Baker Berry QC173.59.E68 B63 2016

Overcoming and utilizing plasma sheaths for low energy plasma analysis
Fisher, Lisa Elaine, author
"The measurement of low energy (< 1eV) particles that constitute ionospheric plasma is inherently difficult. The inescapable ram velocity of rockets and satellites combined with the formation of a plasma sheath prevents simplistic data analysis. In particular, the interpretation of planar retarding potential analyzers (RPA) during ionospheric sounding rocket missions requires modeling the thick 3D plasma sheath. This thesis describes the development of an RPA, the Petite Ion Probe (PIP) that has been designed to function in this difficult plasma regime and the data analysis procedure necessary to extract accurate measurements. Data analysis begins by modeling the sheath with the Spacecraft Plasma Interaction System (SPIS), a particle-in-cell code. Test particles are traced through the sheath and detector to determine the detector’s response. A training set is constructed from these simulated curves for a support vector regression analysis which relates the properties of the I-V curve to the properties of the plasma. The first in situ use of the PIPs occurred during the MICA sounding rocket mission which launched from Poker Flat, Alaska in February of 2012. These data are presented as a case study, providing valuable cross-instrument comparisons. A heritage top-hat thermal ion electrostatic analyzer, called the HT, and a multi-needle Langmuir probe have been used to validate both the PIPs and the data analysis method. Compared to the HT, the PIP ion temperature measurements agree with a root-mean-square error of 0.023 eV. These two instruments agree on the parallel-to-B plasma flow velocity with a root-mean-square error of 130 m/s. The PIP with its field of view aligned perpendicular-to-B provided a density measurement with an 11% error compared to the multi-needle Langmuir Probe. Density measurements made by the PIPs not perpendicular-to-B had larger error, which is likely due to simplifications in the SPIS model geometry. The agreement between the PIP and other instruments on the MICA flight validates the PIP as an accurate and low-resource device for the study of ionospheric plasmas."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2016fis

Quantum Monte Carlo methods : algorithms for lattice models
Gubernatis, J. E., author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Monte Carlo basics -- Data analysis -- Monte Carlo for classical many-body problems -- Quantum Monte Carlo primer -- Finite-temperature quantum spin algorithms -- Determinant method -- Continuous-time impurity solvers -- Variational Monte Carlo -- Power methods -- Fermion ground state methods -- Analytic continuation -- Parallelization.
Kresge QC174.85.M64 G83 2016

Hermann Haken : from the laser to synergetics : a scientific biography of the early years
Kröger, Bernd, author
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Baker Berry QC16.H35 K76 2015

Test particle simulations of inner belt protons during geomagnetic storms
Engel, Miles A., author
"The variability of the proton flux in the outer region of the inner radiation belt is of major interest. Solar proton events have been shown to be able to dramatically alter the flux in the L = 2 to 3 region, both causing increases and decreases. Current models are unable to accurately predict these changes when compared with observational data. In order to improve the models, the inductive electric field generated by the time changing ring current will be added, so that proper radial inward and outward motion, due to the E x B drift, and the corresponding energy changes associated with the first adiabatic invariant will be taken into account. The inclusion of this inductive electric has been studied for two different storm times and compared with data from HEO, POES, and VAP satellites and is shown to improve the model results."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2016eng

Cosmic rays and particle physics
Gaisser, Thomas K., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Cosmic rays -- Cosmic ray data -- Particle physics -- Hadronic interactions and accelerator data -- Cascade equations -- Atmospheric muons and neutrinos -- Neutrino masses and oscillations -- Muons and neutrinos underground -- Cosmic rays in the Galaxy -- Extragalactic propagation of cosmic rays -- Astrophysical -rays and neutrinos -- Acceleration -- Supernovae in the Milky Way -- Astrophysical accelerators and beam dumps -- Electromagnetic cascades -- Extensive air showers -- Very high energy cosmic rays -- Neutrino astronomy.

Cosmic rays -- Cosmic ray data -- Particle physics -- Hadronic interactions and accelerator data -- Cascade equations -- Atmospheric muons and neutrinos -- Neutrino masses and oscillations -- Muons and neutrinos underground -- Cosmic rays in the Galaxy -- Extragalactic propagation of cosmic rays -- Astrophysical -rays and neutrinos -- Acceleration -- Supernovae in the Milky Way -- Astrophysical accelerators and beam dumps -- Electromagnetic cascades -- Extensive air showers -- Very high energy cosmic rays -- Neutrino astronomy
Kresge QC485 .G27 2016

Dynamics : theory and application of Kane's method
Roithmayr, Carlos M., author
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Differentiation of vectors -- Kinematics -- Constraints -- Mass distribution -- Generalized forces -- Constraint forces, constraint torques -- Energy functions -- Formulation of equations of motion -- Extraction of information from equations of motion -- Kinematics of orientation.
Kresge QC133 .R65 2016

Microclimate and local climate
Barry, Roger G. 1935-
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Microclimatic elements -- Methods of observation and instrumentation -- Radiation -- The energy balance -- Monitoring and modeling of radiation and energy balance via remote sensing and land surface models -- Microclimates of different vegetated environments -- Microclimates of physical systems -- Bioclimatology -- Urban climates -- Topoclimatic effects on microclimate -- The effects of climate change on microclimates -- Problems -- Glossary -- Symbols -- SI units and conversions.
Kresge QC981.7.M5 B37 2016

Black hole blues : and other songs from outer space
Levin, Janna, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on.

"In 1916, Einstein became the first to predict the existence of gravitational waves: sounds without a material medium generated by the unfathomably energy-producing collision of black holes. Now, Janna Levin, herself an astrophysicist, recounts the story of the search, over the last fifty years, for these elusive waves--a quest that has culminated in the creation of the most expensive project ever funded by the National Science Foundation ($1 billion-plus). She makes clear the how the waves are created in the cosmic collision of black holes, and why the waves can never be detected by telescope. And, most revealingly, she delves into the lives and fates of the four scientists currently engaged in--and obsessed with--discerning this soundtrack of the universe's history. Levin's account of the surprises, disappointments, achievements, and risks of this unfolding story provides us with a uniquely compelling and intimate portrait of the people and processes of modern science"--
Kresge QC179 .L48 2016

Atomic properties in hot plasmas : from levels to superconfigurations
Bauche, Jacques, author
Cham : Springer ; [2015]
Kresge QC718.5.S6 B38 2015

Introduction to the theory of soft matter : from ideal gases to liquid crystals
Selinger, Jonathan V., author
Cham : Springer, [2016]
Toy model -- Ising model for ferromagnetism -- Gases and liquids -- Landau theory -- First mathematical interlude: variational calculus -- Field theory for nonuniform systems -- Dynamics of phase transitions -- Solids: crystals and glasses -- Second mathematical interlude: tensors -- Liquid crystals.
Kresge QC173.458.S62 S45 2016

Nonlinear optical cavity dynamics : from microresonators to fiber lasers
edited by Philippe Grelu
Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, 2016
Kresge QC446.2 .N66 2016

Tropical cyclones of ..
prepared under the direction of Director, Weather Bureau by the Climatological Division
Manila : The Bureau
Kresge QC948 .P56

Principles of magnetostatics
Fernow, Richard C. 1947- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
Basic concepts -- Magnetic materials -- Potential theory -- Conductor-dominant transverse fields -- Complex analysis of transverse fields -- Iron-dominant transverse fields -- Axial field configurations -- Periodic magnetic channels -- Permanent magnets -- Time-varying fields -- Numerical methods.

"Magnetic phenomena have been known since antiquity when a natural ore called lodestone was discovered to attract bits of iron. The scientific study of magnetism dates from around 1600 when William Gilbert summarized experiments on the subject in his treatise De Magnete [1]. However interest in the subject greatly increased after 1820, when Hans Christian Oersted reported that electrical currents could deflect magnetic needles, thereby establishing a connection between the subjects of electricity and magnetism [2]. Almost immediately, Andre Marie Ampere, Jean-Baptiste Biot and Felix Savart performed a series of seminal experiments that determined the forces acting between current loops"--
Kresge QC754.2.M35 F47 2016

Systemic crises of global climate change : intersections of race, class, and gender
edited by Phoebe Godfrey and Denise Torres
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Baker Berry QC903 .S97 2016

Fundamentals of classical statistical thermodynamics : dissipation, relaxation and fluctuation theorems
Evans, Denis J., author
Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2016]
Introduction to time-reversible, thermostatted dynamical systems, and statistical mechanical ensembles -- The Evans-Searles fluctuation theorem -- The dissipation theorem -- Equilibrium relaxation theorems -- Nonequilibrium steady states -- Applications of the fluctuation, dissipation, and relaxation theorems -- Nonequilibrium work relations, the Clausius inequality, and equilibrium thermodynamics -- Causality.
Kresge QC311.5 .E93 2016

Quantum physics in the nanoworld : Schrödinger's cat and the dwarfs
Lüth, H. author
Cham ; Springer, [2015]
Kresge QC174.12 .L8813 2015

Introduction to solid state ionics : phenomenology and applications
Sunandana, C. S., 1949- author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Solid state ionic materials -- Materials synthesis -- Materials characterization -- Phase transitions in solid state ionic materials -- Phonons -- Electronic structure -- The all solid state battery -- Fuel cells and sensors -- Nanoionics.
Kresge QC717 .S76 2016

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