Kresge Physical Sciences Library Acquisitions during November 2018

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Topological and non-topological solitons in scalar field theories
Shnir, Yakov M., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Sine-Gordon model -- Kinks in the models with polynomial potentials -- Non-topological solitons: Korteweg-de-Vries system -- Op3q non-linear sigma model -- Baby Skyrmions -- Q-balls -- Skyrmions -- Hopfions.

"Solitons emerge in various non-linear systems as stable localized configurations behaving in many ways like particles, from non-linear optics and condensed matter to nuclear physics to cosmology and supersymmetric theories"--
Kresge QC174.26.W28 S46 2018

Clay mineral catalysis of organic reactions
Theng, B. K. G., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]
Clays and clay minerals : structures, compositions, properties -- Surface acidity and catalytic activity -- Surface activation and modification -- Organic catalysis by clay-supported reagents -- Clay mineral catalysis of "name" reactions -- Clay mineral catalysis of isomerization, dimerization, oligomerization, and polymerization reactions -- Clay mineral catalysis of redox, asymmetric, and enantioselective reactions -- Clay mineral catalysis of natural processes and prebiotic organic reactions.
Kresge QD501 .T575 2019

Nonnitrogenous organocatalysis
edited by Andrew Harned
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Kresge QD262 .N58 2018

World distribution of uranium deposits (UDEPO)
Vienna : International Atomic Energy Agency, 2018
"The World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO) is a database on technical, geographical and geological characteristics of worldwide uranium deposits. This publication presents and describes modifications made since 2009. It presents a preliminary statistical and tabular analysis of the data for the first time, with a view to ensuring that the data is robust enough to serve as a basis for more sophisticated analysis in the future. This is supported by a detailed explanation of the structure of the database to better understand the nature of the data as a form of metadata. Furthermore, some basic graphical representations of the statistical and spatial distribution of the database is presented for the first time."--Publisher's description.
Kresge TN490.U7 W673 2018

The cartoon guide to physics
Gonick, Larry
New York : Collins Reference, 2005
pt. 1. Mechanics. Motion ; The apple and the moon ; Projectiles ; Satellite motion and weightlessness ; Other orbits ; Newton's third law ; More about forces ; Momentum and impulse ; Energy ; Collisions ; Rotation -- pt. 2. Electricity and magnetism. Charge ; Electric fields ; Capacitors ; Electric currents ; Series and parallel ; Magnetic fields ; Permanent magnets ; Faraday induction ; Relativity ; Inductors ; AC and DC ; Maxwell's equations and light ; Quantum electrodynamics.

Humorous cartoons illustrate basic concepts in physics.
Kresge QC24.5 .G66 2005

Enjoy our universe : you have no other choice
De Rújula, A. author,
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
A richly illustrated book on fundamental physics, cosmology, black holes, Higgs bosons, and time travel for a wide audience. This guide for an enjoyable visit to the Universe is humorous but not a joke. It establishes clear distinctions between things we know for sure and things that we know we do not know. In this sense, it is scientifically honest.
Kresge QB981 .D4 2018

One of ten billion earths : how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets
Schrijver, Karel, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
1. From one to astronomical (Galaxies, stars, planets and more ; The first cool-star exoplanet, in Florence ; Transformation and the principles of uniformity and mediocrity ; Planet detectives ; Familiar with unfamiliar worlds! ; Faraway suns ; Advancing astrophysics ; Tools of science ; Anonymous renown ; Competitors in a team effort ; Narrowing in on the Goldilocks zone) -- 2. One step sort of life (In a planetary system, far, far away ; 'Don't you ever wonder where everybody is?' ; Looking for life ; The Drake and Rare Earth equations ; The communication challenge ; Is disequilibrium a signiture of life? ; Where to start?) -- 3. Exploring the Solar system (Where did it all end up? ; How far to the Sun? ; A manifest of mass ; The composition of major and minor planets ; Expeditions to the neighbors ; Synchronizing the Mooin ; Voyagers, explorers rovers and probes ; Sounding earth ; The stories of impacts ; The tales of comets ; Water in the Solar system ; Spinning and orbiting ; Patterns in orbits within the Solar system ; The active Sun ; Characteristics of our Solar system)

Illustrated with images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of exoplanets far beyond it come together to help us understand the habitability of Earth, and how these findings guide the search for exoplanets that could support life. The author highlights how, within two decades of the discovery of the first planets outside the Solar System in the 1990s, scientists concluded that planets are so common that most stars are orbited by them. 0The lives of exoplanets and their stars, as of our Solar System and its Sun, are inextricably interwoven. Stars are the seeds around which planets form, and they provide light and warmth for as long as they shine. At the end of their lives, stars expel massive amounts of newly forged elements into deep space, and that ejected material is incorporated into subsequent generations of planets. How do we learn about these distant worlds? And what does all that have to do with the habitability of Earth, the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life, and the operation of the globe-spanning network of the sciences?
Kresge QB820 .S287 2018

Polar environments and global change
Barry, Roger G. 1935- author
Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
The setting, history of studies, and the climatic role of the cryosphere -- Paleoclimatic history -- Observing polar environment -- Atmospheric and oceanic circulation and climate -- Terrestrial environments and surface types of the Polar regions -- Ice sheets and shelves -- Oceanic environments -- The Third Pole -- Future polar environments.

"The Polar regions are the 'canary in the coal mine' of climate change: they are likely to be hit the hardest and fastest. This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible introduction to the scientific study of polar environments against a backdrop of climate change and the wider global environment. The book assembles diverse information on polar environmental characteristics in terrestrial and oceanic domains, and describes the ongoing changes in climate, the oceans, and components of the cryosphere. Recent significant changes in the polar region caused by global warming are explored: shrinking Arctic sea ice, thawing permafrost, accelerating loss of mass from glaciers and ice sheets, and rising ocean temperatures. These rapidly changing conditions are discussed in the context of the paleoclimatic history of the polar regions from the Eocene to the Anthropocene. Future projections for these regions during the 21st Century are discussed. The text is illustrated with many color figures and tables, and includes further reading lists, review questions for each chapter, and a glossary"--
Kresge QC903.2.P73 B37 2019

Fundamentals and applications of heavy ion collisions : below 10 MeV/nucleon energies
Prasad, R. (Emeritus Professor of Physics), author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
Kresge QC794.8.H4 P84 2018

The Banda Arc : a contemporary analog for the subsurface structure of the Appalachian orogen
Albaugh, Dennis Stephen, 1954-
Kresge QE535.2.V57 A53 1983

Tectonic and metamorphic history of a high-grade terrane, southwestern New Hampshire
Chamberlain, C. Page
Kresge QE139 .C52 1985

Geology : a very short introduction
Zalasiewicz, J. A., author
Oxford, United Kingdom ; Oxford University Press, 2018
In this Very Short Introduction Jan Zalasiewicz gives a brief introduction to the fascinating field of geology. Describing how the science developed from its early beginnings, he looks at some of the key discoveries that have transformed it, before delving into its various subfields, such as sedimentology, tectonics, and stratigraphy. Analysing the geological foundations of the Earth, Zalasiewicz explains the interlocking studies of tectonics, geophysics, and igneous and metamorphic petrology and geochemistry; and describes how rocks are dated by radiometric dating. Considering the role and importance of geology in the finding and exploitation of resources (including fracking), he also discusses its place in environmental issues, such as foundations for urban structures and sites for landfill, and in tackling issues associated with climate change. Zalasiewicz concludes by discussing the exciting future and frontiers of the field, such as the exploration of the geology of Mars.
Kresge QE26.3 .Z35 2018

Group theory in a nutshell for physicists
Zee, A., author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
A brief review of linear algebra -- Symmetry and groups -- Finite groups -- Rotations and the notion of Lie algebra -- Representation theory -- Schur's lemma and the great orthogonality theorem -- Character is a function of class -- Real, pseudoreal, complex representations, and the number of square roots -- Crystals are beautiful -- Euler's [phi]-function, Fermat's little theorem, and Wilson's theorem -- Frobenius groups -- Quantum mechanics and group theory : parity, Bloch's theorem, and the Brillouin zone -- Group theory and harmonic motion : zero modes -- Symmetry in the laws of physics : Lagrangian and Hamiltonian -- Tensors and representations of the rotation groups SO(N) -- Lie algebra of SO(3) and ladder operators : creation and annihilation -- Angular momentum and Clebsch-Gordan decomposition -- Tensors and representations of the special unitary groups SU(N) -- SU(2) : double covering and the spinor -- The electron spin and Kramer's degeneracy -- Integration over continuous groups, topology, and coset manifold, and SO(4) -- Symplectic groups and their algebras -- From the Lagrangian to quantum field theory : it is but a skip and a hop -- Multiplying irreducible representations of finite groups : return to the tetrahedral group -- Crystal field splitting -- Group theory and special functions -- Covering the tetrahedron -- Isospin and and the discovery of a vast internal space -- The Eightfold Way of SU(3) -- The Lie algebra of SU(3) and its root vectors -- Group theory guides us into the microscopic world -- The poor man finds his roots -- Roots and weights for orthogonal, unitary, and symplectic algebras -- Lie algebras in general -- The Killing-Cartan classification of lie algebras -- Dynkin diagrams -- Spinor representations of orthogonal algebras -- The Lorentz group and relativistic physics -- SL(2,C) double covers SO(3,1) : group theory leads us to the Weyl equation -- From the Weyl equation to the Dirac equation -- Dirac and Majorana spinors : antimatter and pseudoreality -- A hidden SO(4) algebra in the hydrogen atom -- The unexpected emergence of the Dirac equation in condensed matter physics -- The even more unexpected emergence of the Majorana equation in condensed matter physics -- Contraction and extension -- The conformal algebra -- The expanding universe from group theory -- The gauged universe -- Grand unification and SU(5) -- From SU(5) to SO(10) -- The family mystery.

"Although group theory is a mathematical subject, it is indispensable to many areas of modern theoretical physics, from atomic physics to condensed matter physics, particle physics to string theory. In particular, it is essential for an understanding of the fundamental forces. Yet until now, what has been msising is a modern, accessible, and self-contained textbook on the subject written especially for physicists. Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists fills this gap, providing a user-friendly and classroom-tested text that focuses on those aspects of group theory physicists most need to know. From the basic intuitive notion of a group, A. Zee takes readers all the way up to how theories based on gauge groups could unify three of the four fundamental forces. He also includes a concise review of the linear algebra needed for group theory, making the book ideal for self-study"--
Kresge QC20.7.G76 Z44 2016

African American women chemists in the modern era
Brown, Jeannette E. 1934- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Introduction -- Chemists who work in industry. Dorothy Jean Wingfield Phillips -- Cherlynlavaughn Bradley -- Sharon Janel Barnes -- Sherrie Pietranico-Cole -- Chemists who work in academia. Etta C. Gravely -- Dr. Sondra Barber Akins -- Saundra Yancy McGuire -- Sharon L. Neal -- Mande Holford -- Chemists who are leaders in academia or organizations. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich -- Gilda A. Barabino -- Leyte Winfield -- La Trease E. Garrison -- Chemists who work for the national labs or other federal agencies. Patricia Carter Ives Sluby -- Dianne Gates Anderson -- Allison Ann Aldridge -- Latonya Mitchell-Holmes -- Novella Bridges -- Life after tenure denial in academia : a success story. -- Sibrina N. Collins -- Next steps.

Biographies of chemists from 1965 to the present.
Kresge Popular Science QD21 .B6925 2018

Selene's two faces : from 17th century drawings to spacecraft imaging
edited by Carmen Pérez González
Leiden ; Brill, [2018]
A history of images of the moon and of selenography, or lunar geography.
Kresge QB595 .S45 2018

Review of the draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
Committee to Review the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; a Consensus Study Report of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
"Climate change poses many challenges that affect society and the natural world. With these challenges, however, come opportunities to respond. By taking steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change, the risks to society and the impacts of continued climate change can be lessened. The National Climate Assessment, coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is a mandated report intended to inform response decisions. Required to be developed every four years, these reports provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of climate change impacts available for the United States, making them a unique and important climate change document. The draft Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report reviewed here addresses a wide range of topics of high importance to the United States and society more broadly, extending from human health and community well-being, to the built environment, to businesses and economies, to ecosystems and natural resources. This report evaluates the draft NCA4 to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature, and whether it effectively communicates climate science, impacts, and responses for general audiences including the public, decision makers, and other stakeholders." --Publisher's description.
Kresge QC903 .R48 2018

X-ray protection
Washington, Govt. Print. Off., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., 1936
Kresge QC100 U58h no.18-20

When the uncertainty principle goes to 11 : or how to explain quantum physics with heavy metal
Moriarty, Philip, 1968- author
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2018]
Permanent waves -- Banging a different drum -- From Fourier to fear factory -- Running to stand still -- A quantum leap: thinking inside the box -- Giants of the infinitesimal -- Uncertainty blurs the vision -- Into another dimension -- Into the void -- In and out of phase -- Caught in a mosh -- Conclusion: And the bands played on.

"In When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven, Moriarty explains the mysteries of the universe's inner workings via drum beats and feedback: You'll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas"--
Kresge Popular Science QC174.123 .M67 2018

Catching stardust : comets, asteroids and the birth of the solar system
Starkey, Natalie, author
London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018
A 4.6-billion-year journey into the deep freeze -- Comets and asteroids on earth -- Shooting stars and space dust -- Water and life on earth and in space -- Taking the science to space -- The Stardust mission -- The Rosetta mission -- Space mining -- Mission 'Save Planet Earth'.

Comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants. This book tells the story of these enigmatic celestial objects, revealing how scientists are using them to help understand a crucial time in our history--the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it.
Kresge QB503 .S73 2018

Global ocean science report : the current status of ocean science around the world
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Paris, France : UNESCO Publishing, 2017
1. Introduction -- 2. Definitions, data collection and analysis -- 3. Research capacity and infrastructure -- 4. The funding for ocean science -- 5. Research productivity and science impact -- 6. Oceanographic data, information management and exchange / Hernan E. Garcia, Ariel H. Troisi, Bob Keeley, Greg Reed, Linda Pikula, Lisa Raymond, Henrik Enevoldsen, Peter Pissierssens -- 7. International organizations supporting ocean science -- 8. Contribution of ocean science to the development of ocean and coastal policies and sustainable development --Annex A. Contributors -- Annex B. Acronyms and abbreviations -- Annex C. Global Ocean Science Report questionnaire -- Annex D. GOSR data and information management survey 2016 -- Annex E. International scientific conferences -- Annex F. Bibliometric indicators (2010-2014) -- Annex G. IODE regional grouping.

"The Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) assesses for the first time the status and trends in ocean science capacity around the world. The report offers a global record of who, how, and where ocean science is conducted: generating knowledge, helping to protect ocean health, and empowering society to support sustainable ocean management in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030. The GOSR identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including workforce, infrastructure and publications. This is the first collective attempt to systematically highlight opportunities as well as capacity gaps to advance international collaboration in ocean science and technology. This report is a resource for policy makers, academics and other stakeholders seeking to harness the potential of ocean science to address global challenges. A comprehensive view of ocean science capacities at the national and global levels takes us closer to developing the global ocean science knowledge needed to ensure a healthy, sustainable ocean"--GOSR's website.
Kresge GC57 .G56 2017

Active learning in secondary and college science classrooms : a working model for helping the learner to learn
Michael, Joel A., 1940- author
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2010]
Kresge Q181 .M53 2010

Marine geo-hazards in China
Ye, Yincan, author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier ; [2017]
Kresge GE39 .Y4 2017

Remote sensing techniques applied to structural geology and oil exploration in south-central Oklahoma : field trip #4 guidebook, October 25-28, 1990, Geological Society of America 1990 annual meeting
field trip leaders, Michael F. Crawford and others ; 1990 GSA annual meeting field trip chairmen: Robert T. Clarke and Kent C. Nielsen
Dallas, Tex. : Dallas Geological Society, ©1990
Kresge QE153 .R46 1990

Nearshore clastic-carbonate facies and dinosaur trackways in the Glen Rose Formation (lower Cretaceous) of central Texas
field trip leaders: Gail R. Bergan, Jeffrey G. Pittman
Dallas, Tex. : Dallas Geological Society, ©1990
Kresge QE167 .N43 1990

Sedimentation and diagenesis of Middle Cretaceous platform margins, east-central Mexico
Geological Society of America 1990 Annual Meeting ; field trip leaders, Paul Enos and others
Dallas, Tex. : Dallas Geological Society, ©1990
Sedimentation and diagensis along an island-sheltered platform margin, El Abra Formation, cretaceous of Mexico / Charles J. Minero -- Basin-margin carbonates, mid-cretaceous, El Lobo, Mexico / Paul Enos and Bryan P. Stephens -- Comparison of sedimentation and diagenesis along open and island-protected windward platform margins of the cretaceous El Abra Formation, Mexico / Charles J. Minero.
Kresge QE687 .S43 1990

Beyond pseudo-rotations in pseudo-Euclidean spaces : an introduction to the theory of bi-gyrogroups and bi-gyrovector spaces
Ungar, Abraham A., author
London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
1. Introduction -- 2. Einstein gyrogroups -- 3. Einstein gyrovector spaces -- 4. Bi-gyrogroups and bi-gyrovector spaces - P -- 5. . Bi-gyrogroups and bi-gyrovector spaces - V -- 6. Applications to time-space of signature (m,n) -- 7. Analytic bi-hyperbolic geometry : the geometry of bi-gyrovector spaces.

Beyond Pseudo-Rotations in Pseudo-Euclidean Spaces presents for the first time a unified study of the Lorentz transformation group SO(m, n) of signature (m, n), m, n - N, which is fully analogous to the Lorentz group SO(1, 3) of Einstein's special theory of relativity. It is based on a novel parametric realization of pseudo-rotations by a vector-like parameter with two orientation parameters. The book is of interest to specialized researchers in the areas of algebra, geometry and mathematical physics, containing new results that suggest further exploration in these areas."--Page 4 of cover.
Kresge QC174.52.L6 U54 2018

The exoplanet handbook
Perryman, M. A. C., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : 2018
Kresge QB820 .P47 2018

Out of the ocean, into the fire : history in the rocks, fossils and landforms of Auckland, Northland and Coromandel
Hayward, Bruce W. author
[Wellington, New Zealand] : Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 2017
Introduction to geological terms and concepts -- The oldest rocks -- Coal, limestone and karst -- Northland's displaced rocks -- Early miocene sedimentary basins -- Northland and volcanic arc -- Coromandel volcanic zone -- Eroding down the land -- Intra-plate basalt volcanic fields -- Block faulting, old rivers and volcanic ash -- Crafting the coast -- Moulding the land -- Local map guides to features of interest.

"For decades teachers, biologists, geographers and interested members of the public have asked for an up-to-date account of how Northland, Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula and their landforms were formed. Here, for the first time, is an accessible account designed to be of interest to all levels of understanding. Almost all of the older rocks were deposited as sediment or erupted as lava on the floor of the ancient Pacific Ocean. Some were plastered onto the coastal edge of Gondwana, and at least 100,000 km3 of these rocks were pushed up out of the ocean and slid onto Northland, about 20 million years ago. About the same time, 1 km-thickness of Waitemata sandstones were deposited in a deep-sea basin over Auckland. Most of the subsequent history of northern New Zealand was dominated by fiery volcanic activity of greater diversity than any area of similar size elsewhere in the world. This included eruptions of andesite stratovolcanoes, giant caldera volcanoes, searing ignimbrite flows, viscous rhyolite domes and at least 200 small basalt volcanoes erupted in seven volcanic fields. The present-day shape and landforms of the region reflect its more recent history with local uplift, erosion, volcanic activity, construction of New Zealand's largest sand-dune barriers and harbours, and moulding of the coast by the oscillating sea levels during the Ice Ages."--Publisher's description.
Kresge QE13.N45 H39 2017

Understanding molecules : lectures on chemistry for physicists and engineers
Battaglia, Franco, author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
From the chemical system to the atomic nucleus -- Stoichiometry -- Nucleus and radioactivity -- Interlude of physics I: Quantum mechanics -- Atoms and the periodic table of the elements -- Chemical bond I: Lewis scheme -- Chemical bond II: Molecular orbitals -- Chemical bond III: complements -- Interlude of physics II: Thermodynamics -- Phase equilibria -- Chemical equilibrium -- Ionic equilibria in aqueous solutions -- Chemical kinetics -- Electrochemistry.

"Chemistry is a subject that many students with differing goals have to tackle. This unique general chemistry textbook is tailored to more mathematically-oriented engineering or physics students. The authors emphasize the principles underlying chemistry rather than chemistry itself and the almost encyclopedic completeness appearing in a common textbook of general chemistry is sacrificed for an emphasis to these principles"--
Kresge QC173 .B296 2019

Quantum gravity and cosmology based on conformal field theory
Hamada, Kenji, 1962- author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018
Kresge QC174.12 .H34913 2018