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V Reunión Astronomía Dinámica en Latinoamerica (ADeLA 2012) : La Plata, Argentina,marzo 19-23, 2012

editores de las memorias, Christine Allen, Felicitas Arias y Rosa Orellana

México, D.F. : Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, c2014

Observation of space debris in Tarija's observatory, Bolivia in the frame of the program ISON (International scientific optical network) / R. Zalles Barrera, I. Molotov and V. Agapov -- Astrometric positioning of the Venezuelan satellite venesat-1 "Pasaven" / S. Otero, C. Abad, and R. Hernández -- Current space projects of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela / R. Hernández, R. Acevedo, F. Varela and S. Otero -- An improved catalog of halo wide binaries and limits on halo dark matter (machos) / C. Allen and M.A. Monroy-Rodríguez -- The breakdown of classical gravity? / M.A. Jiménez, X. Hernández and C. Allen -- Speckle interferometry of binary and multiple systems in open clusters / C.A. Guerrero and V.G. Orlov -- Atomic time scales for the 21st century / E.F. Arias -- The public service of the official time at the observatorio Navel Buenos Aires / A. Cifuentes, C. Esperón, J. Osorio, J. Amenna, J. Salday and G. Silva -- The international time service of the National Geographic Institute (IGNA Laboratory), Argentina, D. Gómez and S. Cimbaro -- Time and frequency activities at INTI / D.N. Pérez -- Measurement of CFHT images I. identification, photometry and classification / J.H. Calderón and I.H. Bustos Fierro -- Measurement of CFHT images II. Astrometric reduction / I.H. Bustos Fierro and J.H. Calderón -- Proper motion of the magellanic clouds using SPM / K. Vieira, T. Girard, W. van Altena, N. Zacharias, D. Casetti, V. Korchagin, I. Platais, D. Monet and C. López -- Astrometric catalogs: be careful! / R. Teixeira, P.A.B. Galli, J.F. Le Campion, M. Fidencio, P. Benevides-Soares, A.C.S. Ferreira, C. Duourant and A.G.O. Krone-Martins -- Carte du Ciel, San Fernando zone / C. Abad -- Detecting halo substructure in the Gaia era / C. Mateu, L. Aguilar, G. Bruzual, A. Brown, O. Valenzuela, L. Carign, H. Velázquez and F. Hernández -- Distra: a code to find invisible exoplanets / D.D. Carpintero, M.D. Melita and O.I. Miloni -- Circumnuclear star-forming regions in early type spiral galaxies: dynamical masses / G.F. Hägekem, M.V. Cardaci, G.L. Bosch, A.I. Díaz, E. Terlevich and R. Terlevich -- Diffacto-astometry measurements: the technique / L.J. Sánchez, A. Ruelas-Mayorga, J. Olivares, C. Allen, A. Poveda, R. Costero and A. Nigoche-Netro -- Kinematic distances of pre-main sequence stars in the Lupus star-forming region / P.A.B. Galli, R. Teixeiram, C. Ducourant and C. Bertout -- Diffracto-Astometry measurements: accuracy of the measuring algorithm / A. Ruelas-Mayorga, L.J. Sánchez, J. Olivares, C. Allen, A. Poveda, R. Costero and A. Nigoche-Netro -- Photometric study to understand the ambiguity between accretion and chomosphereic activity present in low-mass stars / O.A. Restrepo -- Diffracto-Astrometry measurements: kinematics of the Orion trapezium / J. Olivares, C. Allen, L.J. Sánchez, A. Ruelas-Mayorga, A. Poveda, R. Costero and A. Nigoche-Netro.

Until March 23, 60 domestic and overseas from the United States, Spain, Russia, France, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, researchers involved in the V Meeting on Dynamical Astronomy in Latin America (Adela), organized by Faculty Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences, National University of La Plata (UNLP). The meeting was also attended by a large number of students from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and our country, especially in the provinces of Cordóba and San Juan. Within meeting,Thursday, 22, 19 hours lecture open to the public. About the origin of the universe as a matter of talk disclosure will be offered. It will be led by Mr. Jesús Humberto Calderón, the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba. Organizers that this is the enabling environment for scientists to share. Organizers said that this is the enabling environment for scientists to share their work, encouraging discussion and exchange of ideas, providing opportunities for collaboration and enabling the development of new research in member countries. With a flowchart of invited lectures, oral contributions and special sessions for specific discussion of the posters, researchers and advanced students will cover topics regarding Astrometry; Radioastrometrńa; Observational techniques; International Time scales; Artificial satellites; Space Debris; Celestial Mechanics; Galactic structure; Stellar Dynamics; Binary and Multiple Systems; Stellar Associations and Cluster. The meeting "Adele" preceding promote the search for a regional union carried out by people who work in the area of Astrometry, maintaining and expanding the connecting links with institutions that lead the world astronomy. The objectives of the fifth meeting are focused on supporting the development of astronomical activities in countries of the region have recently started; continue with the increasing development of the area Astrometry and Dynamics in Latin America, consolidating existing lines of research and promoting the development of new ones; attract young astronomers and students to our disciplines, which currently offer attractive opportunities for research in fields that are in rapid process of innovation; promote the approach Astrometry to the community through outreach and cultural. Local organizers say it's the first time Faculty Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences takes an international meeting oriented Astrometry Area of research that has a long tradition. "Since she try to promote and / or strengthen the opening of spaces and projects fraternal countries that are currently in early stages of development in this set of areas that we call Dynamic Astronomy". On the Argentine side, the proposal to hold this meeting was endorsed by Faculty Astronomical and Geophysical Sciences La Plata and the Argentina Association Astronomy.

Kresge QB1 .R382 v.43

Recent developments in metallogeny and mineral exploration in Rajasthan

editor, P.R. Golani = Rājasthāna meṃ dhātujanika tathā khanija gaveshaṇa meṃ abhinava vikāsa / sam-ādaka, Pī. Āra. Golānī

Kolkata : Director General, Geological Survey of India, 2015

Kresge QE295 .S85 no.101

Tripping from the fall line : field excursions for the GSA annual meeting, Baltimore, 2015

edited by David K. Brezinski, Maryland Geological Survey, Jeffrey P. Halka, Maryland Geological Survey, Richard A. Ortt Jr., Maryland Geological Survey

Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2015

Appalachian orogen structure and stratigraphy -- Coastal plain and geomorphology -- Environment and "human" intersection with geology.

"Emanating from the Fall Line city of Baltimore, site of the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, these trips reflect the diversity of geological features in the mid-Atlantic region including the Piedmont, Appalachian Mountains, and Coastal Plain, and the importance of geology on the development and construction of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area"--

Kresge QE1 .F534 no.40

The chemistry of soils

Sposito, Garrison, 1939-

New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]

Kresge S592.5 .S656 2016

New trends in cross-coupling : theory and applications

edited by Thomas J Colacot, Johnson Matthey Catalysis and Chiral Technologies and Johnson Matthey, West Deptford, New Jersey, USA

Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2015]

Kresge QD262 .N49 2015

Gas phase NMR

edited by Karol Jackowski and Michał Jaszuński

Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2016]

Kresge QC762 .G37 2016

To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy

Chromey, Frederick R., 1944-

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2016]

Light -- Uncertainty -- Place, time, and motion -- Names, catalogs, and databases -- Optics for astronomy -- Astronomical telescopes -- Matter and light -- Detectors -- Digital images from arrays -- Photometry -- Spectroscopy.

Kresge QB145 .C525 2016

Carbocation chemistry : applications in organic synthesis

edited by Jie Jack Li

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Kresge QD305.C3 C27 2016

Scientific data analysis

Currell, Graham, author

Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]

Reliable data analysis lies at the heart of scientific research, helping you to figure out what your data is really telling you. Yet the analysis of data can be a stumbling block for even the most experienced researcher - and can be a particularly daunting prospect when analyzing your own data for the first time. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of supporting project students, Scientific Data Analysis is a guide for any science undergraduate or beginning graduate who needs to analyse their own data, and wants a clear, step-by-step description of how to carry out their analysis in a robust, error-free way. With video content generated by the author to dovetail with the printed text, the resource not only describes the principles of data analysis and the strategies that should be adopted for a successful outcome but also shows you how to carry out that analysis - with the videos breaking down the process of analysis into easy-to-digest chunks. With guidance on the use of Minitab, SPSS and Excel, Scientific Data Analysis doesn't just support the use of one particular software package: it is the ideal guide to carrying out your own data analysis regardless of the software you have chosen.

Kresge Q180.55.S7 C873 2015

Electrochemistry in a divided world : innovations in Eastern Europe in the 20th century

Fritz Scholz, editor ; with contributions by A.A. Andriko and 19 others

Cham [Switzerland] : Springer International Publishing, [2015]

From the Contents: Introduction -- A Global View on East Europe?s Electrochemistry -- The Development of Polarography as a Component of Czechoslovak Electrochemistry -- The Frumkin Epoch in Electrochemistry -- Stripping Voltammetry in USSR -- Contributions from Electrochemists in Kishinev.

In this collection of interrelated essays, the authors review landmark developments in electrochemistry building on biographic material and personal insight. The book facilitates understanding of the innate pathways of developments in electrochemical science as a result of lucky circumstances fitting to objective conditions. Thus the book will help to understand the present state of electrochemistry and offer inspiration for solving today?s scientific challenges. The authors as experienced electrochemists from the U.S., Western and Eastern Europe also provide guidance for scientific careers by presenting biographical examples of famous electrochemists.

Kresge QD553 .E377 2015

Introduction to modern magnetohydrodynamics

Galtier, Sébastien, author

New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016

Magnetohydrodynamics -- Conservation laws -- Magnetohydrodynamic waves -- Dynamo -- Discontinuities and shocks -- Magnetic reconnection -- Static equilibrium -- Linear perturbation theory -- Study of MHD instabilities -- Hydrodynamic turbulence -- MHD turbulence -- Advanced MHD turbulence.

"99% of ordinary matter in the Universe is in the form of ionized fluids, or plasmas. The study of the magnetic properties of such electrically conducting fluids, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), has become a central theory in astrophysics, as well as in areas such as engineering and geophysics. This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to MHD and its recent applications, in nature and in laboratory plasmas; from the machinery of the Sun and galaxies, to the cooling of nuclear reactors and the geodynamo. It exposes advanced undergraduate and graduate students to both classical and modern concepts, making them aware of current research and the ever-widening scope of MHD. Rigorous derivations within the text, supplemented by over 100 illustrations and followed by exercises and worked solutions at the end of each chapter, provide an engaging and practical introduction to the subject and an accessible route in to this wide-ranging field"--

Kresge QC718.5.M36 G35 2016

Crustal permeability

edited by Tom Gleeson, Steven Ingebritsen

Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2017

Part I: The physics of permeability -- Part II: Static permeability -- Part II (A): Sediments and sedimentary rocks -- Part II (B): Igneous and metamorphic rocks -- Part III: Dynamic permeability -- Part III (A): Oceanic crust -- Part III (B): Fault zones -- Part III (C) Crustal-scale behavior -- Part III (D): Effects of fluid injection at the scale of a reservoir or ore-deposit.

Kresge QE511 .C728 2017

A first course in mathematical physics

Whelan, Colm T., author

Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2016]

Kresge QC20 .W525 2016

Group theory in particle, nuclear, and hadron physics

Abbas, Syed Afsar, 1946- author

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Basic symmetry concepts -- Group theory -- Unitary symmetry -- Permutation symmetry -- Young diagram -- Quantum chromodynamics -- Quark model -- Bag models -- Hadron physics -- Glashow-Salam-Weinberg model -- Symmetry in nuclei -- Quarks in nuclei -- Quark gluon plasma (QGP) -- Topology for hadrons.

"This user-friendly book on group theory introduces topics in as simple a manner as possible and then gradually develops those topics into more advanced ones, eventually building up to the current state-of-the-art. By using simple examples from physics and mathematics, the advanced topics become logical extensions of ideas already introduced. In addition to being used as a textbook, this book would also be useful as a reference guide for graduates and researchers in particle, nuclear, and hadron physics"--

Kresge QC20.7.G76 A23 2017

The Pauli exclusion principle : origin, verifications and applications

Kaplan, I. G. author

Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2017

Kresge QC174.17.P3 K37 2017

The chemistry and biology of nitroxyl (HNO)

edited by Fabio Doctorovich, Patrick J. Farmer, Marcelo A. Marti

Cambridge, MA : Elsevier, [2017]

Kresge QD305.N8 C44 2017

A flash of light : the science of light and colour

edited by Mark Lorch and Andy Miah

Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2016]

Where is colour? -- What are we really seeing? -- How has light evolved? -- Why is the sunrise so colourful? -- Why can't you believe everything you see? -- Can we see beyond the rainbow? -- What colour were dinosaurs? -- How can we see inside you? -- How do we make digital light? -- Subject index.

Kresge QC358.5 .F53 2016

New fluorinated carbons : fundamentals and applications

edited by Olga V. Boltalina, Tsuyoshi Nakajima

Cambridge, MA : Elsevier, [2017]

Kresge TP1180.F6 N49 2017

Supersymmetry, supergravity, and unification

Pran Nath, 1939- author

New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017

A brief history of unification -- Gravitation -- Non-Abelian gauge theory -- The standard model -- Anomalies -- Effective Lagrangians -- Supersymmetry -- Grand unification -- MSSM Lagrangian -- N=1 supergravity -- Coupling of supergravity with matter and gauge fields -- Supergravity grand unification -- Phenomenology of supergravity grand unification -- CP violation in supergravity unified theories -- Proton stability in supergravity unified theories -- Cosmology, astroparticle physics and SUGRA unification -- Extended supergravities and supergravities from superstrings -- Specialized topics -- The future of unification.

Kresge QC174.17.S9 P73 2017

Electroweak interactions

Maiani, L. author

Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]

Kresge QC794.8.E44 M3513 2016

Kinetic theory of nucleation

Ruckenstein, Eli, 1925- author

Boca Roton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]

Kresge TP156.N8 R83 2016

Observatories and telescopes of modern times : ground-based optical and radio astronomy facilities since 1945

Leverington, David, 1941- author

Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017

Palomar Mountain Observatory -- The United States Optical Observatory -- From the Next Generation Telescope to Gemini and SOAR -- Competing primary mirror designs -- Active optics, adaptive optics and other technical innovations -- European Northern Observatory and Calar Alto -- European Southern Observatory -- Mauna Kea Observatory -- Australian Optical Observatories -- Mount Hopkins' Whipple Observatory and the MMT -- Carnegie Southern Observatory (Las Campanas) -- Mount Graham International Optical Observatory -- Modern Optical Interferometers -- Solar Observatories -- Australian Radio Observatories -- Cambridge Mullard Radio Observatory -- Jodrell Bank -- Early Radio Observatories away from the Australian-British Axis -- The American National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- Owens Valley and Mauana Kea -- Futher North and Central American Observatories -- Further European and Asian Radio Observatories -- ALMA and the South Pole.

This volume gives an historical overview of the development of professional optical and radio observatories from 1945 to today. It covers the environment in which these facilities were developed by organisations in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, often led by larger-than-life individuals, as well as exploring the financial and political factors that both constrained and encouraged progress. As ever more expensive optical facilities were built, they exploited new technologies to significantly improve their performance: CCDs, active and adaptive optics, and spun honeycomb and segmented mirrors. The second half of this volume turns to the parallel history of radio astronomy facilities throughout the world, finishing with the ALMA observatory in Chile. This is the ground-based companion to the author's previous work on space astronomy, New Cosmic Horizons (2001). It is written for both technical and non-technical readers interested in the modern history of astronomy and its observational facilities.

Kresge QB81 .L48 2017

Fundamentals of physics

Shankar, Ramamurti, author

New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2014-2016]

Vol. II. Electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. 1. Electrostatics I : Review of F=ma ; Enter electricity ; Coulomb's law ; Properties of charge ; Verifying Coulomb's law ; The ratio of gravitational to electric forces ; Coulomb's law for continuous charge density -- 2. The electric field : Review of key ideas ; Digression on nuclear forces ; The electric field E ; Visualizing the field ; Field of a dipole ; Response to a field -- 3. Gauss's law I : Field of an infinite line change ; Field of an infinite sheet of change ; Spherical charge distribution: Gauss's law ; Digression on the area vector dA ; Gauss's law through pictures -- 4. Gauss's law II: applications : Applications of Gauss's law ; Field inside a shell ; Field of an infinite charged wire, redux ; Field of an infinite plane, redux ; Conductors -- 5. The Coulomb potential : Conservative forces and potential energy ; Is the electrostatic field conservative? ; Path independence through pictures ; Potential and field of a dipole -- 6. Conductors and capacitors : Cases where computing V from E is easier ; Visualizing V ; Equipotentials ; Method of images ; Capacitors ; Energy stored in a capacitor ; Energy of a charge distribution -- 7. Circuits and currents : Energy in the electric field ; Circuits and conductivity ; Circuits ; The battery and the EMF E [script] ; The RC circuit with a battery ; Miscellaneous circuits -- 8. Magnetism I : Experiments pointing to magnetism ; Examples of the Lorentz force, the cyclotron ; Lorentz force on current-carrying wires ; The magnetic dipole ; The DC motor -- 9. Magnetism II: Biot-Savart law : Practice with Biot-Savart: field of a loop ; Microscopic description of a bar magnet ; Magnetic field of an infinite wire ; Ampère's law ; Maxwell's equations (static case) -- 10. Ampère II, Faraday, and Lenz : Field of an infinite wire, redux ; Field of a solenoid ; Faraday and Lenz ; Optional digression on Faraday's law -- 11. More Faraday : Betatron ; Generators ; Inductance ; Mutual inductance ; Self-inductance ; Energy in the magnetic field -- 12. AC circuits : Review of inductors ; The LC circuit ; The LCR circuit ; Complex form of Ohm's law -- 13. LCR circuits and displacement current : Analysis of LCR results ; Power of the complex numbers ; Displacement current -- 14. Electromagnetic waves : The wave equation ; Restricted Maxwell equations in vacuum ; The wave! ; Sinusoidal solution to the wave equation ; Energy in the electromagnetic wave ; Origin of electromagnetic waves ; Maxwell equations--the general case (optional) ; From microscopic to macroscopic (optional) -- 15. Electromagnetism and relativity : Magnetism from Coulomb's law and relativity ; Relativistic invariance of electrodynamics ; Review of Lorentz transformations ; Scalar and vector fields ; The derivative operator ; Lorentz scalars and vectors ; The four-current J ; The four-potential A ; Wave equation for the four-vector A ; The electromagnetic tensor F [script] -- 16. Optics I: geometric optics revisited : Geometric or ray optics ; Brief history of c ; Some highlights of geometric optics ; The law of reflection from Fermat's principle ; Snell's law from Fermat's principle ; Reflection off a curved surface by Fermat ; Elliptical mirrors and Fermat's principle ; Parabolic mirrors -- 17. Optics II: more mirrors and lenses : Spherical approximations to parabolic mirrors ; Image formation: geometric optics ; Image formation by Fermat's principle ; Tricky cases ; Lenses à la Fermat ; Principle of least action ; The eye -- 18. Wave theory of light : Interference of waves ; Adding waves using real numbers ; Adding waves with complex numbers ; Analysis of interference ; Diffraction grating ; Single-slit diffraction ; Understanding reflection and crystal diffraction -- 19. Quantum mechanics: the main experiment : Double-slit experiment with light ; Trouble with Maxwell ; Digression on photons ; Matter waves ; Photons versus electrons ; The Heisenberg uncertainty principle ; Let there be light ; The wave function [psi] ; Collapse of the wave function ; Summary -- 20. The wave function and its interpretation : Probability in classical and quantum mechanics ; Getting to know [psi] ; Statistical concepts: mean and uncertainty -- 21. Quantization and measurement : More on momentum states ; Single-valuedness nd quantization of momentum ; Measurement postulate: momentum ; Finding A(p) by computation ; More on Fouriier's theorems ; Measurement postulate: general ; More than one variable -- 22. States of definite energy : Free particle on a ring ; Thinking inside the box ; Energy measurement in the box -- 23. Scattering and dynamics : Quantum scattering ; Tunneling ; Quantum dynamics ; Special properties of the product solution ; General solution for time evolution -- 24. Summary and outlook : Postulates: first pass ; Refining the postulates ; Postulates: final ; Many jparticles, bosons, and fermions ; Energy-time uncertainty principle ; What next? -- Constants.

Explains the fundamental concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Provides an introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. In volume II, Shankar explains essential concepts, including electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics

Kresge QC21.3 .S53 2014

Fundamentals of physics

Shankar, Ramamurti, author

New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2014-2016]

Vol. II. Electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. 1. Electrostatics I : Review of F=ma ; Enter electricity ; Coulomb's law ; Properties of charge ; Verifying Coulomb's law ; The ratio of gravitational to electric forces ; Coulomb's law for continuous charge density -- 2. The electric field : Review of key ideas ; Digression on nuclear forces ; The electric field E ; Visualizing the field ; Field of a dipole ; Response to a field -- 3. Gauss's law I : Field of an infinite line change ; Field of an infinite sheet of change ; Spherical charge distribution: Gauss's law ; Digression on the area vector dA ; Gauss's law through pictures -- 4. Gauss's law II: applications : Applications of Gauss's law ; Field inside a shell ; Field of an infinite charged wire, redux ; Field of an infinite plane, redux ; Conductors -- 5. The Coulomb potential : Conservative forces and potential energy ; Is the electrostatic field conservative? ; Path independence through pictures ; Potential and field of a dipole -- 6. Conductors and capacitors : Cases where computing V from E is easier ; Visualizing V ; Equipotentials ; Method of images ; Capacitors ; Energy stored in a capacitor ; Energy of a charge distribution -- 7. Circuits and currents : Energy in the electric field ; Circuits and conductivity ; Circuits ; The battery and the EMF E [script] ; The RC circuit with a battery ; Miscellaneous circuits -- 8. Magnetism I : Experiments pointing to magnetism ; Examples of the Lorentz force, the cyclotron ; Lorentz force on current-carrying wires ; The magnetic dipole ; The DC motor -- 9. Magnetism II: Biot-Savart law : Practice with Biot-Savart: field of a loop ; Microscopic description of a bar magnet ; Magnetic field of an infinite wire ; Ampère's law ; Maxwell's equations (static case) -- 10. Ampère II, Faraday, and Lenz : Field of an infinite wire, redux ; Field of a solenoid ; Faraday and Lenz ; Optional digression on Faraday's law -- 11. More Faraday : Betatron ; Generators ; Inductance ; Mutual inductance ; Self-inductance ; Energy in the magnetic field -- 12. AC circuits : Review of inductors ; The LC circuit ; The LCR circuit ; Complex form of Ohm's law -- 13. LCR circuits and displacement current : Analysis of LCR results ; Power of the complex numbers ; Displacement current -- 14. Electromagnetic waves : The wave equation ; Restricted Maxwell equations in vacuum ; The wave! ; Sinusoidal solution to the wave equation ; Energy in the electromagnetic wave ; Origin of electromagnetic waves ; Maxwell equations--the general case (optional) ; From microscopic to macroscopic (optional) -- 15. Electromagnetism and relativity : Magnetism from Coulomb's law and relativity ; Relativistic invariance of electrodynamics ; Review of Lorentz transformations ; Scalar and vector fields ; The derivative operator ; Lorentz scalars and vectors ; The four-current J ; The four-potential A ; Wave equation for the four-vector A ; The electromagnetic tensor F [script] -- 16. Optics I: geometric optics revisited : Geometric or ray optics ; Brief history of c ; Some highlights of geometric optics ; The law of reflection from Fermat's principle ; Snell's law from Fermat's principle ; Reflection off a curved surface by Fermat ; Elliptical mirrors and Fermat's principle ; Parabolic mirrors -- 17. Optics II: more mirrors and lenses : Spherical approximations to parabolic mirrors ; Image formation: geometric optics ; Image formation by Fermat's principle ; Tricky cases ; Lenses à la Fermat ; Principle of least action ; The eye -- 18. Wave theory of light : Interference of waves ; Adding waves using real numbers ; Adding waves with complex numbers ; Analysis of interference ; Diffraction grating ; Single-slit diffraction ; Understanding reflection and crystal diffraction -- 19. Quantum mechanics: the main experiment : Double-slit experiment with light ; Trouble with Maxwell ; Digression on photons ; Matter waves ; Photons versus electrons ; The Heisenberg uncertainty principle ; Let there be light ; The wave function [psi] ; Collapse of the wave function ; Summary -- 20. The wave function and its interpretation : Probability in classical and quantum mechanics ; Getting to know [psi] ; Statistical concepts: mean and uncertainty -- 21. Quantization and measurement : More on momentum states ; Single-valuedness nd quantization of momentum ; Measurement postulate: momentum ; Finding A(p) by computation ; More on Fouriier's theorems ; Measurement postulate: general ; More than one variable -- 22. States of definite energy : Free particle on a ring ; Thinking inside the box ; Energy measurement in the box -- 23. Scattering and dynamics : Quantum scattering ; Tunneling ; Quantum dynamics ; Special properties of the product solution ; General solution for time evolution -- 24. Summary and outlook : Postulates: first pass ; Refining the postulates ; Postulates: final ; Many jparticles, bosons, and fermions ; Energy-time uncertainty principle ; What next? -- Constants.

Explains the fundamental concepts of Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, waves, fluids, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Provides an introduction for college-level students of physics, chemistry, and engineering, for AP Physics students, and for general readers interested in advances in the sciences. In volume II, Shankar explains essential concepts, including electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. The book begins at the simplest level, develops the basics, and reinforces fundamentals, ensuring a solid foundation in the principles and methods of physics

Kresge QC21.3 .S53 2014

High-energy atomic physics

Drukarev, Evgeny G., author

[Cham] : Springer, [2016]

Introduction: What is this book about? -- Box of tools -- Perturbation theory -- Singularities of amplitudes and wave functions -- The Coulomb field. Nonrelativistic case -- The Coulomb field. Relativistic case -- Photoionization of atoms -- Ionization and excitation by photon impact at higher energies -- Double photoionization and related processes -- Photoionization of endohedral atoms -- Annihilation of positrons with atomic electrons -- Nuclear transitions and the electron shell.

"This self-contained text introduces readers to the field of high-energy atomic physics--a new regime of photon-atom interactions in which the photon energies significantly exceed the atomic or molecular binding energies, and which opened up with the recent advent of new synchrotron sources. From a theoretical point of view, a small-parameter characteristic of the bound system emerged, making it possible to perform analytic perturbative calculations that can in turn serve as benchmarks for more powerful numerical computations. The first part of the book introduces readers to the foundations of this new regime and its theoretical treatment. In particular, the validity of the small-parameter perturbation expansion and of the lowest-order approximation is critically reviewed. The following chapters then apply these insights to various atomic processes, such as photoionization as a many-body problem, dominant mechanisms for the production of ions at higher energies, Compton scattering and ionization accompanied by creation of e-e+ pairs, and the photoionization of endohedral atoms (e.g. fullerene). Last but not least, the computationally challenging transitions in the electron shell during certain types of nuclear decays are investigated in detail"--Page 4 of cover.

Kresge QC793.2 .D78 2016

Celestial mechanics and astrodynamics : theory and practice

Gurfil, Pini, author

Berlin : Springer, [2016]

Kresge QB351 .G86 2016

Elements of the nature and properties of soils

Brady, Nyle C., author

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, [2010]

The soils around us -- Formation of soils from parent materials -- Soil classification -- Soil architecture and physical properties -- Soil water: characteristics and behavior -- Soil and the hydrologic cycle -- Soil air and temperature -- Soil colloids: seat of soil chemical and physical activity -- Soil acidity, alkalinity, aridity, and salinity -- Organisms and ecology of the soil -- Soil organic matter -- Nutrient cycles and soil fertility -- Practical nutrient management -- Soil erosion and its control -- Soils and chemical pollution.

"With an emphasis on the fundamentals, this book explores the important world of soils and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest information on soil colloids; nutrient cycles and soil fertility; and soils and chemical pollution. This edition is filled with hundreds of new figures and photos and continues to use examples from many fields, including agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. Taking an ecological approach, it emphasizes how the soil system is interconnected and the principles behind each soil concept"--Publisher's website.

Kresge S591 .B792 2010

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