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The nature of nature : the discovery of SuperWaves and how it changes everything
Dardik, Irving, author
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2017]
The universality of rhythms -- The origin of scientific civilization -- Matter: what is it? -- Motion: how does it work? -- Law: what holds everything together, and why do things fall apart? -- Where do we stand today with regard to matter? -- Where do we stand today with regard to motion? -- Are the laws bringing us closer to a theory of everything? -- My story -- Tragedy yields discovery -- The three principles of waves waving -- Cell cycles- The quantum explained: the resolution of wave-particle duality -- Laws: the quantum and thermodynamics -- The origin of health and disease -- SuperWaves, the environment, and the origin and survival of life -- The solar system, the galaxies, and the nature of gravity -- A new beginning.

"Generations of researchers have failed to answer our most basic questions about nature-- What is everything made of? How do things change and how do they work? What is life? In The Nature of Nature, visionary scientist Irv Dardik tackles these questions by introducing his discovery of SuperWaves, a singular wave phenomenon whose design generates what we experience as matter, space, time, motion, energy, and order and chaos. Simply put, the SuperWaves principle states that the fundamental stuff of nature is waves -- waves waving within waves, to be exact. Dardik challenges the rationality of accepting a priori that the universe is made of discrete particles. Instead, by drawing from his own discovery of a unique wave behavior and combining it with scientific facts, he shows that every single thing in existence -- from quantum particles to entire galaxies -- is waves waving in the unique pattern he calls SuperWaves. The discovery of SuperWaves and the ideas behind it, while profound, can be intuitively grasped by every reader, whether scientist or layperson. Touching on everything from quantum physics to gravity, to emergent complexity and thermodynamics, to the origins of health and disease, it shows that our health, and the health of the environment and civilization, depend upon our understanding SuperWaves. The Nature of Nature is an absorbing account that combines Dardik's contrarian look at the history of science with philosophical discussion, his own groundbreaking research, and hope for the future" --
Kresge QC157 .D37 2017

Collision phenomena in liquids and solids
Yarin, Alexander L., 1953- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Selected basic flows and forces -- Jet impact onto a solid wall -- Drop impact onto a dry solid wall -- Drop impact onto dry surfaces with complex morphology -- Drop impacts with liquid pools and layers -- Drop and spray diagnostics -- Atomization and spray formation -- Spray impact -- Rigid body collision with liquid surface -- Particle impact onto wetted wall -- Particle and long bar impact onto a rigid wall -- Shaped-charge (Munroe) jets and projectile penetration -- Fragmentation.

"A comprehensive account of the physical foundations of collision and impact phenomena and their applications in a multitude of engineering disciplines. In-depth explanations are included to reveal the unifying features of collision phenomena in both liquids and solids, and to apply them to disciplines including theoretical and applied mechanics, physics and applied mathematics, materials science, aerospace, mechanical and chemical engineering and terminal ballistics. Covering a range of examples from drops, jets and sprays, to seaplanes and ballistic projectiles, and detailing a variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental tools that can be used in developing new models and approaches, this is an ideal resource for students, researchers and practicing engineers alike"--
Kresge QC145.2 .Y37 2017

Nonlocal gravity
Mashhoon, Bahram, author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Relativity theory is based on a postulate of locality, which means that the past history of the observer is not directly taken into account. This book argues that the past history should be taken into account. In this way, nonlocality--in the sense of history dependence--is introduced into relativity theory. The deep connection between inertia and gravitation suggests that gravity could be nonlocal, and in nonlocal gravity the fading gravitational memory of past events must then be taken into account. Along this line of thought, a classical nonlocal generalization of Einstein's theory of gravitation has recently been developed. A significant consequence of this theory is that the nonlocal aspect of gravity appears to simulate dark matter. According to nonlocal gravity theory, what astronomers attribute to dark matter should instead be due to the nonlocality of gravitation. Nonlocality dominates on the scale of galaxies and beyond. Memory fades with time; therefore, the nonlocal aspect of gravity becomes weaker as the universe expands. The implications of nonlocal gravity are explored in this book for gravitational lensing, gravitational radiation, the gravitational physics of the Solar System and the internal dynamics of nearby galaxies, as well as clusters of galaxies.
Baker Berry QC178 .M37 2017

Building a climate resilient economy and society : challenges and opportunities
edited by K.N. Ninan (Chairperson, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, Bangalore, India and Co-Chair, Panel on Methodological Assessment of Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, United Nations, Bonn, Germany), Makoto Inoue (Professor of Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University and former Professor of Global Forest Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan) ; foreword by Sir Robert T. Watson
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2017]
Baker Berry QC903 .B837 2017

Classical field theory
Franklin, Joel, 1975- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Special relativity -- Point particle fields -- Field Lagrangians -- Gravity.
Kresge QC173.7 .F73 2017

Coastal storms : processes and impacts
edited by Paolo Ciavola, Giovanni Coco
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Kresge QC941 .C64 2017

Finite elements : theory and algorithms
Ganesan, Sashikumaar, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
"Starts with a brief introduction to Sobolev spaces and elliptic scalar problems and continues with explanation of finite element spaces and estimates for the interpolation error"--
Kresge QC20.7.F56 G36 2017

Making climate change history : primary sources from global warming's past
edited by Joshua P. Howe
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
Foreword: Climate change and the uses of history / by Paul S. Sutter -- Introduction: Making climate change history -- Part 1. The scientific "prehistory" of global warming. "General remarks on the temperatures of the globe and the planetary spaces" (1824) / Joseph Fourier ; "The Bakerian lecture : On the absorption and radiation of heat by gases and vapours, and on the physical connexion of radiation, absorption, and conduction" (1861) / John Tyndall ; "On the influence of carbonic acid in the air upon the temperature of the ground" (1896) / Svante Arrhenius ; "The artificial production of carbon dioxide and its influence on temperature" (1938) / G. S. Callendar -- Part 2. The cold war roots of global warming. "Carbon dioxide exchange between atmosphere and ocean and the question of an increase of atmospheric CO₂ during the past decades" (1957) / Roger Revelle and Hans E. Suess ; Testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations, February 8, 1956 / Roger Revelle ; Testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations, May 1,1957 / Roger Revelle ; "The impact of weather control on the Cold War" (1958) / Howard T. Orville ; Preliminary plans for a National Center for Atmospheric Research (1959) / National Science Foundation -- Part 3. Making global warming green. Implications of rising carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere (1963) / The Conservation Foundation ; Restoring the quality of our environment (1965) / President's Science Advisory Committee ; The limits to growth (1972) / Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III ; Inadvertent climate modification (1971) / Study of Man's Impact on Climate ; "International Committee questionnaire : Five year plan" (1976) / The Sierra Club ; "Criteria for international campaigns" (1982) / Michael McCloskey ; National Climate Program Act of 1978 ; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Advisory Group on Climate Meeting, May 26,1978 ; "Action flow, U.S. Carbon Dioxide Research and Assessment Program" (1979) / David Slade ; Letter to David Burns (1980) / David Slade ; Testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology, July 31, 1981 / Al Gore ; Testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology, February 24, 1984 / Rafe Pomerance

"Making Climate Change History is a short, user-friendly collection of primary sources selected from the most important--and often the most overlooked--documents in the scientific and political history of anthropogenic climate change. It provides students, teachers, researchers and interested readers with the raw materials with which to construct a narrative of climate change in the twentieth century. It also provides a framework for developing historians to learn to work with a diverse array of primary sources, including scientific articles. This reader also makes its own case for how the stakes of conversations about climate change have become increasingly clear over time in terms of causes and consequences, and argues for the relevance of history to building just, equitable and effective strategies for dealing with the climatic challenges of the future"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry QC981.8.G56 M34 2017

Ripples in spacetime : Einstein, gravitational waves, and the future of astronomy
Schilling, Govert, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2017]
A spacetime appetizer -- Relatively speaking -- Einstein on trial -- Wave talk and bar fights -- The lives of stars -- Clockwork precision -- Laser quest -- The path to perfection -- Creation stories -- Cold case -- Gotcha -- Black magic -- Nanoscience -- Follow-up questions -- Space invaders -- Surf's up for Einstein wave astronomy.

It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now. Decades in the making, this momentous discovery has given scientists a new understanding of the cataclysmic events that shape the universe and a new confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Ripples in Spacetime is an engaging account of the international effort to complete Einstein's project, capture his elusive ripples, and launch an era of gravitational-wave astronomy that promises to explain, more vividly than ever before, our universe's structure and origin. The quest for gravitational waves involved years of risky research and many personal and professional struggles that threatened to derail one of the world's largest scientific endeavors. Govert Schilling takes readers to sites where these stories unfolded--including Japan's KAGRA detector, Chile's Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the South Pole's BICEP detectors, and the United States' LIGO labs. He explains the seeming impossibility of developing technologies sensitive enough to detect waves from two colliding black holes in the very distant universe, and describes the astounding precision of the LIGO detectors. Along the way Schilling clarifies concepts such as general relativity, neutron stars, and the big bang using language that readers with little scientific background can grasp.--
Kresge QC179 .S287 2017

Superspace, or one thousand and one lessons in supersymmetry
S. James Gates, Jr. and others
[Place of publication not identified] . : Orange Grove Text Plus, [2001]
Kresge QC174.17.S9 S97 2001

Zapped : from infrared to X-rays, the curious history of invisible light
Berman, Bob, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Light fantastic -- Now you see it, now you don't -- The green planet and the red heat -- Hot rays -- Ultraviolet brings the blues -- Danger beyond the violet -- Energy rhythms -- The exploding sun -- No soap -- Turning on and tuning in -- The speed that destroyed space and time -- Microwaves everywhere -- The man with the X-ray vision -- Röntgen rays for everyone -- What's in your basement? -- The atomic quartet -- Gamma rays : the impossible light -- Cell-phone radiation -- Cosmic rays -- Beams from the universe's birth -- Energy from our minds -- Ray guns -- The next frontier : zero-point and dark energies -- Total solar eclipse : when the rays stop -- ETs may be broadcasting, but what's their number? -- Does light have a bright future?

"Zapped tells the story of all the light we cannot see, tracing microwaves, X-rays, gamma rays, radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet, and other forms of radiation from their historic, world-altering discoveries in the nineteenth century to their central role in modern life"--Provided by publisher.
Kresge Popular Science QC352 .B46 2017

Caesar's last breath : decoding the secrets of the air around us
Kean, Sam, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
Introduction: The last breath ; I: Making air : our first four atmospheres. Earth's early air ; The exploding lake ; The devil in the air ; Welding a dangerous weapon ; The curse and blessing of oxygen ; Hotter than the Dickens -- II: Harnessing air : the human relationship with air. The wonder-working gas of delight ; Le Pétomane ; Controlled chaos ; Steeling yourself for tragedy ; Into the blue ; Night lights -- III: Frontiers : the new heavens. The fallout of fallout ; Albert Einstein and the people's fridge ; Weather wars ; Rumbles from Roswell ; Putting on alien airs.

A round-the-globe journey through the periodic table explains how the air people breathe reflects the world's history, tracing the origins and ingredients of the atmosphere to explain air's role in reshaping continents, steering human progress, and powering revolutions.
Kresge Popular Science QC161 .K43 2017

It's about time : elementary mathematical aspects of relativity
Cooke, Roger, 1942-
Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017]
Part 1 : The special theory. Time, space, and space-time -- Relativistic mechanics -- Electromagnetic theory -- Part 2 : The general theory. Procession and deflection -- Concepts of curvature 1700-1850 -- Concepts of curvature, 1850-1950 -- Part 3 : Historical and philosophical context. Experiments, chronology, metaphysics.
Baker Berry Cook Easy QC173.55 .C66 2017

Non-relativistic quantum mechanics
Puri, Ravinder R. 1950- author
Daryaganj, Delhi, India : Cambridge University Press, 2017
History of quantum mechanics -- Vectors and operators -- Finite dimensional spaces -- Function space -- Postulates of quantum mechanics -- Density operator -- Measurement postulate and paradoxes of quantum mechanics -- Position and momentum representations -- Schrodinger equation in one dimension -- One-dimensional exactly solvable continuous potentials -- Partially and completely periodic potentials -- Harmonic oscillator -- Three-dimensional central potentials -- Symmetry in quantum mechanics -- Quantum theory of angular momentum -- Approximation methods -- Entanglement and local hidden variable theory.

"Introduces readers to non-relativistic quantum mechanics and its mathematical methods"--
Kresge QC174.24.N64 P87 2017

Can the laws of physics be unified?
Langacker, P., author
Princeton ; Princeton University Press, [2017]
The epic quest -- The three eras -- Particles, interactions, and cosmology -- The standard model -- What don't we know? -- How will we find out? -- Epilogue: The dream.
Kresge QC793.2 .L35 2017

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics
House, J. E., author
London, United Kingdom ; Elsevier/Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
Kresge QC174.12 .H675 2018

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