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Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics

Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics Lowest new price: $79.08
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Author: David Chandler

Leading physical chemist David Chandler takes a new approach to statistical mechanics to provide the only introductory-level work on the modern topics of renormalization group theory, Monte Carlo simulations, time correlation functions, and liquid structure. The author provides compact summaries of the fundamentals of this branch of physics and discussions of many of its traditional elementary applications, interspersed with over 150 exercises and microcomputer programs.

A solutions manual for this text is available with ISBN: 9780195058895.

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The Variational Principles of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

The Variational Principles of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) Lowest new price: $13.72
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Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Analytical mechanics is, of course, a topic of perennial interest and usefulness in physics and engineering, a discipline that boasts not only many practical applications, but much inherent mathematical beauty. Unlike many standard textbooks on advanced mechanics, however, this present text eschews a primarily technical and formalistic treatment in favor of a fundamental, historical, philosophical approach. As the author remarks, there is a tremendous treasure of philosophical meaning" behind the great theories of Euler and Lagrange, Hamilton, Jacobi, and other mathematical thinkers.
Well-written, authoritative, and scholarly, this classic treatise begins with an introduction to the variational principles of mechanics including the procedures of Euler, Lagrange, and Hamilton.
Ideal for a two-semester graduate course, the book includes a variety of problems, carefully chosen to familiarize the student with new concepts and to illuminate the general principles involved. Moreover, it offers excellent grounding for the student of mathematics, engineering, or physics who does not intend to specialize in mechanics, but wants a thorough grasp of the underlying principles.
The late Professor Lanczos (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies) was a well-known physicist and educator who brought a superb pedagogical sense and profound grasp of the principles of mechanics to this work, now available for the first time in an inexpensive Dover paperback edition. His book will be welcomed by students, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and anyone interested in a clear masterly exposition of this all-important discipline.

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Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Advanced Mechanics of Materials Lowest new price: $209.95
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Author: Arthur P. Boresi

Building on the success of five previous editions, this new sixth edition continues to present a unified approach to the study of the behavior of structural members and the development of design and failure criteria. The text treats each type of structural member in sufficient detail so that the resulting solutions are directly applicable to real-world problems. New examples for various types of member and a large number of new problems are included. To facilitate the transition from elementary mechanics of materials to advanced topics, a review of the elements of mechanics of materials is presented along with appropriate examples and problems.

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1, 6th: Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics,

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Vol. 1, 6th: Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics, Lowest new price: $62.92
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Author: Paul A. Tipler

The Sixth Edition offers a completely integrated text and media solution that will enable students to learn more effectively and professors to teach more efficiently. The text includes a new strategic problem-solving approach, an integrated Maths Tutorial, and new tools to improve conceptual understanding.


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Experimental Solid Mechanics

Experimental Solid Mechanics Lowest new price: $95.00
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Author: Arun Shukla

In this revised second edition of Experimental Solid Mechanics we have retained all the essential features of the first edition but have also modified and added several new sections to ensure coverage of the latest information. We have added information on elastic-plastic fracture mechanics in Chapter 4. Chapters 10 and 11 have been condensed and some new sections have been added to emphasize salient aspects of photoelasticity. Chapter 15 has been completely rewritten to include the latest developments in the DIC technique. Chapter 17 now includes more discussion on split Hopkinson pressure bar techniques for soft materials. Chapter 18 has been considerably expanded to include new techniques for nanoscale measurements. The material in this book has evolved from the 4th edition of Experimental Stress Analysis.  The title change reflects the fact that the field today is much broader than it was in 1965 when the first edition of Experimental Stress Analysis was published.  Experimental Solid Mechanics describes methods used to measure forces, pressures, displacements, stresses, strains and fracture mechanics parameters.  Measurements described include electrical and optical methods.



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Fluid Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

Fluid Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) Lowest new price: $15.98
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Author: Robert A. Granger
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"The mixture of prose, mathematics, and beautiful illustrations is particularly well chosen." — American Scientist
This monumental text by a noted authority in the field is specially designed to provide an orderly structured introduction to fluid mechanics, a field all too often seen by students as an amorphous mass of disparate equations instead of the coherent body of theory and application it should be. In addition, the book will help upgrade students' mathematical skills as they learn the fundamentals of fluid mechanics.
The text presents a unified method of analysis that poses fluid mechanics problems in precise mathematical language without becoming stiff or unnecessarily rigorous. This method involves three steps: First, the text carefully defines each problem so the student knows what is given and what is missing. Second, each chapter treats the physical aspects of the problems so the student can visualize how things work in the real world. Third, the text represents the physical model by appropriate mathematical symbols and operators, collects these into equations, and then solves them. The result is a superb learning and teaching process that covers everything the engineer needs to know — nature of fluids, hydrostatics, differential and integral equations, dimensional analysis, viscous flows, and other topics — while allowing students to see each element in its relation to the whole.
Each chapter contains numerous examples incorporating problem-solving techniques, demonstrations to illustrate topical material, study questions, boxed equations of significant results, appropriate references to supplementary materials and other study aids. Over 760 illustrations enhance the text. This volume will be an indispensable reference and resource for any student of fluid mechanics or practicing engineer.


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Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics Lowest new price: $142.99
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Author: Russell C. Hibbeler

Fluid Mechanics is intended for use in Fluid Mechanics courses found in Civil and Environmental, General Engineering, and Engineering Technology and Industrial Management departments. It is also serves as a suitable reference and introduction to Fluid Mechanics principles.


Fluid Mechanics provides a comprehensive and well-illustrated introduction to the theory and application of Fluid Mechanics. The text presents a commitment to the development of student problem-solving skills and features many of the same pedagogical aids unique to Hibbeler texts.


MasteringEngineering for Fluid Mechanics is a total learning package that is designed to improve results through personalized learning. This innovative online program emulates the instructor’s office–hour environment, guiding students through engineering concepts from Fluid Mechanics with self-paced individualized coaching.


Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It provides:

  • Individualized Coaching: MasteringEngineering provides students with wrong-answer specific feedback and hints as they work through tutorial homework problems.
  • Problem Solving: A large variety of problem types stress practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, with varying levels of difficulty.
  • Visualization: The photos are designed to help students visualize difficult concepts.
  • Review and Student Support:A thorough end-of-chapter review provides students with a concise reviewing tool.
  • Accuracy Checking:The accuracy of the text and problem solutions has been thoroughly checked by other parties.
  • Alternative Coverage: After covering the basic principles in Chapters 1-6, the remaining chapters may be presented in any sequence, without the loss of continuity.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEngineering does not come automatically packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for ISBN-10: 0133770001 /ISBN-13: 9780133770001. That package includes ISBN-10: 0132777622 /ISBN-13: 9780132777629 and ISBN-10: 0133820807 /ISBN-13: 9780133820805. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


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Fluid Power with Applications (7th Edition)

Fluid Power with Applications (7th Edition) Lowest new price: $182.79
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Author: Anthony Esposito
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Fluid Power with Applications, Seventh Edition presents broad coverage of fluid power technology in a readable and understandable fashion. An extensive array of industrial applications is provided to motivate and stimulate students' interest in the field. Balancing theory and applications, this book is updated to reflect current technology; it focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. It also includes an Automation Studio™ CD (produced by Famic Technologies Inc.) that contains simulations and animations of many of the fluid power circuits presented throughout the book as well as a variety of additional fluid power applications.


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Structural Design via Optimality Criteria: The Prager Approach to Structural Optimization (Mechanics of Elastic and Inelastic Solids)

Structural Design via Optimality Criteria: The Prager Approach to Structural Optimization (Mechanics of Elastic and Inelastic Solids) Lowest new price: $307.88
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Author: George I. N. Rozvany
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"During the last two decades, research on structural optimization became increasingly concerned with two aspects: the application of general numeri- cal methods of optimization to structural design of complex real structures, and the analytical derivation of necessary and sufficient conditions for the optimality of broad classes of comparatively simple and more or less ideal- ized structures. Both kinds of research are important: the first for obvious reasons; the second, because it furnishes information that is useful in testing the validity, accuracy and convergence of numerical methods and in assess- ing the efficiency of practical designs. (Prager and Rozvany, 1977a) The unexpected death of William Prager in March 1980 marked, in a sense, the end of an era in structural mechanics, but his legacy of ideas will re- main a source of inspiration for generations of researchers to come. Since his nominal retirement in the early seventies, Professor and Mrs. Prager lived in Savognin, an isolated alpine village and ski resort surrounded by some of Switzerland's highest mountains. It was there that the author's close as- sociation with Prager developed through annual pilgrimages from Australia and lengthy discussions which pivoted on Prager's favourite topic of struc- tural optimization. These exchanges took place in the picturesque setting of Graubunden, on the terrace of an alpine restaurant overlooking snow-capped peaks, on ski-lifts or mountain walks, or during evening meals in the cosy hotels of Savognin, Parsonz and Riom.


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Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition)

Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $197.42
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Author: Herbert Goldstein
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For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics — an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation to reflect today's physics curriculum.


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