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Fundamentals of functional analysis
Farenick, Douglas R., author
Cham : Springer, [2016]
Baker Berry Cook QC20.7.F84 F37 2016

Classical and quantum thermal physics
Prasad, R. (Emeritus Professor of Physics), author
Daryaganj, Delhi, India : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
The kinetic theory of gases -- Ideal to a real gas, viscosity, conductivity and diffusion -- Thermodynamics: definitions and the Zeroth law -- First law of thermodynamics and some of its applications -- Second law of thermodynamics and some of its applications -- Tds equations and their applications -- Thermodynamic functions, potentials, Maxwell's equations, the third law and equilibrium -- Some applications of thermodynamics to problems of physics and engineering -- Application of thermodynamics to chemical reactions -- Quantum thermodynamics -- Some applications of quantum thermodynamics -- Introduction to the thermodynamics of irreversible processes.

"Discusses the interactions of heat energy and matter"--
Kresge QC311 .P78 2016

Electromagnetics through the finite element method : a simplified approach using Maxwell's equations
Cardoso, José Roberto, author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
Steps on finite element method -- Fundamentals of electromagnetics -- Maxwell's equations -- Finite element method in static electric and magnetic fields -- Finite element method for time-dependent electromagnetic fields -- Finite element method for axisymmetric geometries -- Finite element method for high frequency -- Three-dimensional finite element method -- Results exploitation.
Kresge QC760 .C358 2017

Fundamental and emergent scalar fields in cosmology
Cormack, Sam, author
"Scalar fields play an important role in modeling cosmological phenomena. They are used in models of inflation, dark matter and dark energy. We present three cosmological models involving scalar fields: a reheating model, a cyclic universe, and a model of superfluid dark matter. Our model of reheating has an axion-like inflaton coupled to gravitational waves by a Chern-Simons term. Oscillation of the inflaton at the end of inflation causes oscillation of gravitational waves which in turn drive parametric amplification of matter. Our cyclic universe gives an explanation of why the coupling constants in our universe take the values they do. The cycle of expansion, contraction and bounces is driven by an unusual scalar field with negative kinetic energy, known as a ghost field. This ghost field also sets the values of the coupling constants which change from cycle to cycle. Finally, we construct a model of superfluid fermionic dark matter. The scalar field here is not fundamental, rather, it is generated by the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer condensation of Cooper pairs of fermions. We consider what effects this condensate may have on dark matter halos. "
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2017cor

Global 3D two-fluid simulations of turbulent transport at tokamak edge region
Zhu, Ben, author
"A new global 3D two-fluid code, GDB, based on the drift-reduced Braginskii model has been developed and tested to study the turbulent transport across the entire tokamak edge region: from plasma sources in the inner core to plasma sinks in the outer-most scrape-off layer (SOL). In this code, profiles of plasma density, electron and ion temperature, electric potential, magnetic flux and parallel flow are evolved self-consistently. Milliseconds-long simulations are carried out in a shifted-circle magnetic configuration with realistic Alcator C-Mod tokamak inner wall limited (IWL) discharge parameters. The resistive ballooning instability is identified as the predominant driver of edge turbulence in the L-mode regime. Simulations show, in agreement with experimental observations, as the simulation moves towards density limit regime by increasing density, the turbulent transport is drastically enhanced and the plasma profiles are relaxed; on the other hand, as the simulation approaches to the H-mode regime by increasing temperature, the turbulent transport is suppressed and plasma profiles are steepened with a pedestal-like structure forming just inside of the separatrix. Radial transport level and turbulence statistics of these simulations also qualitatively match the experimental measurements. Spontaneous E x B rotation in the electron diamagnetic drift direction in the closed flux region are observed in all cases. It can be explained based on the steady state ion continuity relation [mathematical equation]. E x B rotation in the closed flux region is found mostly cancels the ion diamagnetic drift as H-mode-like regimes are approached, and exceeds it by a factor of two or more at lower temperatures due to parallel ion flows. "
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis QC45.N43 D3 2017zhu

Complementarity beyond physics : Niels Bohr's parallels
Bala, Arun, author
Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, imprint published by Springer Nature, [2017]
Kresge QC174.17.C63 B35 2017

Strong interactions in spacelike and timelike domains : dispersive approach
Nesterenko, Alexander V., author
Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2017]
Kresge QC793.5.H32 N48 2017

Tokamaks
Wesson, John
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2011
1. Fusion: -- 1.1 Fusion and tokamaks -- 1.2 Fusion reactions -- 1.3 Thermonuclear fusion -- 1.4 Power balance -- 1.5 Ignition -- 1.6 Tokamaks -- 1.7 Tokamaks reactor -- 1.8 Fuel resources -- 1.9 Tokamak economics -- 1.10 Tokamak research -- 2. Plasma physics: -- 2.1 Tokamak plasma -- 2.2 Debye shielding -- 2.3 Plasma frequency -- 2.4 Larmor orbits -- 2.5 Particle motion along B -- 2.6 Particle drifts -- 2.7 Adiabatic invariants -- 2.8 Collisions -- 2.9 Kinetic equations -- 2.10 Fokker-Planck equation -- 2.11 Gyro-averaged kinetic equations -- 2.12 Fokker-Planck equation for a plasma -- 2.13 Fokker-Planck coefficients for Maxwellian distributions -- 2.14 Relaxation processes -- 2.15 Collision times -- 2.16 Resistivity -- 2.17 Runaway electrons -- 2.18 Electromagnetism -- 2.16 Fluid equations -- 2.20 Magnetohydrodynamics -- 2.21 Physics of plasma fluid -- 2.22 Plasma diamagnetism -- 2.23 Braginskii equations -- 2.24 Plasma waves -- 2.25 Landau damping -- 3. Equilibrium: -- 3.1 Tokamak equilibrium -- 3.2 Flux functions -- 3.3 Grad-Shafranov equation -- 3.4 Safety factor, q -- 3.5 Beta -- 3.6 Large aspect-ration -- 3.7 Shafranov shift -- 3.8 Vacuum magnetic field -- 3.9 Electric fields -- 3.10 Particle orbits -- 3.11 Particle trapping -- 3.12 Trapped particle orbits -- 3.13 Plasma rotation -- 3.14 Current drive.

The tokamak is the principal tool in controlled fusion research. This book acts as an introduction to the subject and a basic reference for theory, definitions, equations, and experimental results. The fourth edition has been completely revised, describing their development of tokamaks to the point of producing significant fusion power.
Kresge QC718.5.C65 W47 2011

Natural decadal climate variability : societal impacts
Mehta, Vikram M., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group [2017]
Natural climate change based on the Earth's rotation, and on seaonal and long-term (10 to 30 years) time periods; and possible effects of climate change.
Kresge QC883.2.C5 M44 2017

Nonlinear dynamics : non-integrable systems and chaotic dynamics
Borisov, Alexander B., 1947- author
Berlin ; Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2016]
Nonlinear oscillations -- Integrable systems -- Stability of motion and structural stability -- Chaos in conservative systems -- Chaos and fractal attractors in dissipative systems.

"The book provides a concise and rigor introduction to the fundamentals of methods for solving the principal problems of modern non-linear dynamics. This monograph covers the basic issues of the theory of integrable systems and the theory of dynamical chaos both in nonintegrable conservative and in dissipative systems. A distinguishing feature of the material exposition is to add some comments, historical information, brief biographies and portraits of the researchers who made the most significant contribution to science. This allows one to present the material as accessible and attractive to students to acquire indepth scientific knowledge of nonlinear mechanics, feel the atmosphere where those or other important discoveries were made. The book can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students majoring in high-tech industries and high technology (the science based on high technology) to help them to develop lateral thinking in early stages of training"--
Kresge QC133 .B67 2016

Factorization algebras in quantum field theory
Costello, Kevin, 1977- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017-
Kresge QC174.45 C68 2017

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