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Random Heterogeneous Materials: Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics)

Random Heterogeneous Materials: Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics) Lowest new price: $104.92
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Author: Salvatore Torquato
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This accessible text presents a unified approach of treating the microstructure and effective properties of heterogeneous media. Part I deals with the quantitative characterization of the microstructure of heterogeneous via theoretical methods; Part II treats a wide variety of effective properties of heterogeneous materials and how they are linked to the microstructure, accomplished by using rigorous methods.


  • Random Heterogeneous Materials Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Ligands and Modifiers in Vitreous Materials: The Spectroscopy of Condensed Systems

Ligands and Modifiers in Vitreous Materials: The Spectroscopy of Condensed Systems Lowest new price: $84.99
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Author: Alfred A. Margaryan

The study of the effect of ligand and modifier ions on the spectroscopic properties of dn or fn elements in vitreous materials is important for the development of controllable lasers and amplifiers. The spectroscopic characteristics of inorganic compounds of transition elements and their solutions are well understood theoretically in the spectrochemistry of complexes, but developments for vitreous materials in these conditions have not been well documented. This book fills the gap by applying the ligand field theory of solid materials to the vitreous state, and presenting the data obtained from luminescence, electron absorption spectra and electron paramagnetic resonance.This unique book is a valuable addition to the field of spectroscopy of doped vitreous materials and optical glasses. It will benefit all materials scientists, solid state physicists, spectroscopists and physical chemists, as well as graduate students.

Radiation Effects on Polymers for Biological Use (Advances in Polymer Science)

Radiation Effects on Polymers for Biological Use (Advances in Polymer Science) Lowest new price: $82.07
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Brand: Henning Kausch

Biomaterials repair, reinforce or replace damaged functional parts of the (human) body. All mechanical and biological interactions between an implant and the body occur across the interface, which has to correspond as nearly as possible to its particular function. Much of the progress in adapting polymer materials for use in a biological environment has been obtained through irradiation techniques. For this reason the most recent developments in four key areas are reviewed in this special volume: (1) the analysis of the topology and the elemental composition of a functional surface, (2) the chemical modification of the surface which results in highly pure, sterile and versatile surfaces, (3) the sterilisation of implantable devices via ionising radiation and its possible effects on the structural mechanical properties of polymers, and (4) the radiation effects on living cells and tissues which are of particular importance for radiation protection and radiotherapy.


  • Radiation Effects On Polymers For Biological Use

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Fast Particles in Solids

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Fast Particles in Solids Lowest new price: $56.20
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Author: Yurii Kashlev
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Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Fast Particles in Solids examines the kinetics and non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics of fast charged particles moving in crystals in different modes. It follows a line of research very different from traditional ways of constructing a theory of radiation effects, which gives a purely mechanistic interpretation of particle motion. In contrast, this book takes into account the thermodynamic forces due to separation of the thermodynamic parameters of the subsystem of particles ("hot" atoms) on the parameters of the thermostat (electrons and lattice), in addition to covering the various mechanisms of collisions.

Topics Include:

  • Construction of a local kinetic equation of Boltzmann type for fast particles interacting with the conduction electrons and lattice vibrations, on the basis of the principles of Bogolyubov’s kinetic theory
  • Calculation of the equilibrium energy and angular distributions of fast particles at a depth of the order of coherence length, and the evolution of particle distribution with increasing depth of penetration of the beam
  • Calculation of transverse quasi-temperature of channeled particles with the heating of the beam in the process of diffusion of particles in the space of transverse energies, as well as cooling the beam through a dissipative process
  • Research in the framework of non-equilibrium thermodynamics of the relaxation kinetics of random particles, including the thermodynamics of positronium atoms moving in insulators under laser irradiation
  • Analysis of the kinetics of hot carriers in semiconductors and thermalization of hot carriers, as well as the calculation of the statistical distribution of ejected atoms formed during the displacement cascade

The book sets a new direction of the theory of radiation effects in solids―non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics of fast particles―and aims to focus and aid the reader in the study of new areas of investigation in this area.


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Classical Electrodynamics Third Edition

Classical Electrodynamics Third Edition Lowest new price: $81.95
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Author: John David Jackson
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A revision of the defining book covering the physics and classical mathematics necessary to understand electromagnetic fields in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition has been revised to address the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years.


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Introduction to Solid State Physics

Introduction to Solid State Physics Lowest new price: $64.25
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Author: Charles Kittel
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Since the publication of the first edition over 50 years ago, Introduction to Solid State Physics has been the standard solid state physics text for physics students. The author's goal from the beginning has been to write a book that is accessible to undergraduates and consistently teachable. The emphasis in the book has always been on physics rather than formal mathematics. With each new edition, the author has attempted to add important new developments in the field without sacrificing the book's accessibility and teachability.

* A very important chapter on nanophysics has been written by an active worker in the field. This field is the liveliest addition to solid state science during the past ten years
* The text uses the simplifications made possible by the wide availability of computer technology. Searches using keywords on a search engine (such as Google) easily generate many fresh and useful references


  • John Wiley Sons

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The Oxford Solid State Basics

The Oxford Solid State Basics Lowest new price: $28.11
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Author: Steven H. Simon
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The study of solids is one of the richest, most exciting, and most successful branches of physics. While the subject of solid state physics is often viewed as dry and tedious this new book presents the topic instead as an exciting exposition of fundamental principles and great intellectual breakthroughs. Beginning with a discussion of how the study of heat capacity of solids ushered in the quantum revolution, the author presents the key ideas of the field while emphasizing the deep underlying concepts.

The book begins with a discussion of the Einstein/Debye model of specific heat, and the Drude/Sommerfeld theories of electrons in solids, which can all be understood without reference to any underlying crystal structure. The failures of these theories force a more serious investigation of microscopics. Many of the key ideas about waves in solids are then introduced using one dimensional models in order to convey concepts without getting bogged down with details. Only then does the book turn to consider real materials.

Chemical bonding is introduced and then atoms can be bonded together to crystal structures and reciprocal space results. Diffraction experiments, as the central application of these ideas, are discussed in great detail. From there, the connection is made to electron wave diffraction in solids and how it results in electronic band structure. The natural culmination of this thread is the triumph of semiconductor physics and devices.

The final section of the book considers magnetism in order to discuss a range of deeper concepts. The failures of band theory due to electron interaction, spontaneous magnetic orders, and mean field theories are presented well. Finally, the book gives a brief exposition of the Hubbard model that undergraduates can understand.

The book presents all of this material in a clear fashion, dense with explanatory or just plain entertaining footnotes. This may be the best introductory book for learning solid state physics. It is certainly the most fun to read.

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  • Oxford University Press USA

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Quantum Field Theory Approach to Condensed Matter Physics

Quantum Field Theory Approach to Condensed Matter Physics Lowest new price: $73.32
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Author: Eduardo C. Marino

A balanced combination of introductory and advanced topics provides a new and unique perspective on the quantum field theory approach to condensed matter physics. Beginning with the basics of these subjects, such as static and vibrating lattices, independent and interacting electrons, the functional formulation for fields and different generating functionals and their roles, this book presents a unified viewpoint illustrating the connections and relationships among various physical concepts and mechanisms. Advanced and newer topics bring the book up to date with current developments and include sections on cuprate and pnictide superconductors, graphene, Weyl semimetals, transition metal dichalcogenides and topological insulators. Finally, well-known subjects such as the quantum Hall effect, superconductivity, Mott and Anderson insulators, and the Anderson-Higgs mechanism are examined within a unifying QFT-CMP approach. Presenting new insights on traditional topics, this text allows graduate students and researchers to master the proper theoretical tools required in a variety of condensed matter physics systems.

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Solid State Physics

Solid State Physics Lowest new price: $114.66
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Author: Neil W. Ashcroft
Brand: Brooks Cole

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.

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AP® Physics 1 Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

AP® Physics 1 Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course) Lowest new price: $8.99
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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Physics 1 Exam Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

About this new exam: The AP Physics 1 course focuses on the big ideas typically included in the first and second semesters of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. REA's all-new AP Physics 1 Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Physics 1 exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

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Easy-to-read review chapters in outline format cover all the topics tested on the new exam: kinematics; dynamics; Newton's laws; circular motion and universal law of gravitation; work, energy, and conservation of energy; rotational motion; DC circuits; mechanical waves and sound; and more.

The book also features must-know terms all AP® Physics students should know before test day.

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