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Chaos in Atomic Physics (Cambridge Monographs on Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics)

Chaos in Atomic Physics (Cambridge Monographs on Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics) Lowest new price: $53.26
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Author: R. Blümel

The study of chaos is today one of the most active and prolific areas in atomic physics. This book describes the manifestations of chaos in atoms and molecules, and is an introduction to this fascinating area. The first part of the book deals with the theory and principles of classical chaos, which are then applied to actual atomic and molecular physics systems in the second part of the book. The book covers microwave-driven surface state electrons, the hydrogen atom in a strong microwave field, the kicked hydrogen atom, chaotic scattering with CsI molecules and the helium atom. The book contains many diagrams and a detailed reference list.


The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It

The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It Lowest new price: $17.99
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Author: Scott Bembenek

Amazon #1 Best Seller

"It's very useful to have a unified overview of what we know, collected and recounted in one place. The Cosmic Machine​ will introduce you to the basic principles by which today's physicists organize the world." -Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

"A superb resource for science fans or those struggling to understand the subject; an impressive fit in an age of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson web videos." -Kirkus Reviews​ 

"The Cosmic Machine​ succeeds on all accounts." -Midwest Book Review

Energy, Entropy, Atoms, and Quantum Mechanics form the very foundation of our universe. But how do they govern the world we live in? What was the difficult path to their discovery? Who were the key players that struggled to shape our current understanding?


The Cosmic Machine​ takes you from the earliest scientific inquiries in human history on an exciting journey in search of the answers to these questions. In telling this fascinating story of science, the reader is masterfully guided through the wonderment of how scientific discoveries (and the key players of those discoveries) shaped the world as we know it today. 

With its unique blend of science, history, and biographies, The Cosmic Machine​ provides an easily accessible account without sacrificing the actual science itself. Not only will this book engage, enlighten, and entertain you, it will inspire your passion and curiosity for the world around us.

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Rainbow And The Worm, The: The Physics Of Organisms (3Rd Edition)

Rainbow And The Worm, The: The Physics Of Organisms (3Rd Edition) Lowest new price: $30.72
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Author: Mae Wan Ho
Brand: Ho Mae Wan Mae Wan Ho

This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrödinger,s question, "What is life? ", and as a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life. In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights not only into the physics, but also into "the poetry and meaning of being alive." This much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.

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Polymer Physics (Chemistry)

Polymer Physics (Chemistry) Lowest new price: $82.37
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Author: M. Rubinstein
Brand: Oxford University Press USA

Polymer Physics thoroughly details the fundamental concepts of polymer melts, solutions, and gels in terms of both static structure and dynamics. It goes beyond other introductory polymer texts, deriving the essential tools of the physical polymer chemist or engineer without skipping any steps.

The book is divided into four parts. Part One summarizes the necessary concepts of a first course on polymers and covers the conformations of single polymer chains. Part Two deals with the thermodynamics of polymer solutions and melts, including chain conformations in those states. Part Three applies the concepts of Part Two to the formation and properties of polymer networks. Part Four explains the essential aspects of how polymers move in both melt and solution states.

The text assumes a working knowledge of calculus, physics, and chemistry, but no prior knowledge of polymers. It is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Materials, and Polymers.

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·Presents established results in an easily accessible way


·Emphasizes physical insight rather than mathematical rigor


·Provides detailed experimental sections at the end of each chapter


·Includes more than 200 illustrations and 350 exercises

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  • Oxford University Press USA

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Polymers: A Property Database, Second Edition

Polymers: A Property Database, Second Edition Lowest new price: $111.95
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Scientific and Commercial Information for More Than 1,000 Polymers

Polymers: A Property Database, Second Edition offers a central and reliable source for scientific and commercial information on more than 1,000 polymers. Revised and updated throughout, this edition features 25% new material, including 50 entirely new entries that reflect advances in areas such as conducting polymers, hydrogels, nano-polymers, and biomaterials. 

The second edition also comes with unlimited access to a complete, fully searchable Web version of the reference. Powerful retrieval software allows users to customize their searches and refine results. Each entry includes trade names, properties, manufacturing processes, commercial applications, supplier details, references, and links to constituent monomers.

Buy the latest print edition and gain access to a complete, fully searchable Web version of the reference, enhanced with powerful retrieval software that allows you to customize searches and refine results.

  • Unlimited access to the Online Version for the lifetime of the Second Edition
  • Revised, Updated, and Expanded with 25% New Material
  • Includes 50 entirely new entries reflecting the latest polymer advances 

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Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolyte Solutions (Advances in Chemical Physics)

Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolyte Solutions (Advances in Chemical Physics) Lowest new price: $112.55
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The Advances in Chemical Physics series provides the chemical physics field with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. This volume explores topics from Thermodynamic Properties of Polyelectrolyte Solutions to ion-binding of polyelectrolytes. The book features:

  • The only series of volumes available that presents the cutting edge of research in chemical physics
  • Contributions from experts in this field of research
  • Representative cross-section of research that questions established thinking on chemical solutions
  • An editorial framework that makes the book an excellent supplement to an advanced graduate class in physical chemistry or chemical physics


Chemical Bonds Outside Metal Surfaces (Physics of Solids and Liquids)

Chemical Bonds Outside Metal Surfaces (Physics of Solids and Liquids) Lowest new price: $29.50
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Author: Norman H. March

The problem of molecules interacting with metal surfaces has for a very long time been recognized to be of considerable technological as well as fundamental importance. Thus in the former category, a substantial number of important synthetic reactions for industrial purposes make use of metal surfaces as catalysts. Or again, problems of corrosion of metals are of great practical importance, such as in nuclear-reactor technology [see, for instance, my earlier articles, in: Physics Bulletin, Volume 25, p. 582, Institute of Physics, UK (1974); and in: Physics and Contemporqry Needs (Riazuddin, ed. ), Vol. 1, p. 53, Plenum Press, New York (1977)]. It is therefore of significance to strive to gain a more fundamental understand­ ing of the atomic, and ultimately the electronic, processes that occur when a molecule is brought into the proximity of a metal surface. The present volume focuses mainly on the theory and concepts involved; however, it is intended for readers in chemistry, physics, and materials science who are not specialists in theory but nevertheless wish to learn more about this truly interdisciplinary area of theoretical science. The aim of the book is to present the way in which valence theory can be synthesized with the understanding of metals that has been gained over the last half century or so. While advanced theory has at times been necessary, is largely presented in an extensive set of Appendixes.


Introduction to Liquid State Physics

Introduction to Liquid State Physics Lowest new price: $80.99
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Author: N H March

This important book provides an introduction to the liquid state. A qualitative description of liquid properties is first given, followed by detailed chapters on thermodynamics, liquid structure in relation to interaction forces and transport properties such as diffusion and viscosity. Treatment of complex fluids such as anisotropic liquid crystals and polymers, and of technically important topics such as non-Newtonian and turbulent flows, is included. Surface properties and characteristics of the liquid-vapour critical point are also discussed. While the book focuses on classical liquids, the final chapter deals with quantal fluids.


Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond (Dover Books on Physics)

Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond (Dover Books on Physics) Lowest new price: $18.40
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Author: Walter A. Harrison

"Should be widely read by practicing physicists, chemists and materials scientists." — Philosophical Magazine
In this comprehensive and innovative text, Professor Harrison (Stanford University) offers a basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals, and their compounds. The book illuminates the relationships of the electronic structures of these materials and shows how to calculate dielectric, conducting, and bonding properties for each. Also described are various methods of approximating electronic structure, providing insight and even quantitative results from the comparisons. Dr. Harrison has also included an especially helpful "Solid State Table of the Elements" that provides all the parameters needed to estimate almost any property of any solid, with a hand-held calculator, using the techniques developed in the book.
Designed for graduate or advanced undergraduate students who have completed an undergraduate course in quantum mechanics or atomic and modern physics, the text treats the relation between structure and properties comprehensively for all solids rather than for small classes of solids. This makes it an indispensable reference for all who make use of approximative methods for electronic-structure engineering, semiconductor development and materials science.
The problems at the ends of the chapters are an important aspect of the book. They clearly show that the calculations for systems and properties of genuine and current interest are actually quite elementary. Prefaces. Problems. Tables. Appendixes. Solid State Table of the Elements. Bibliography. Author and Subject Indexes.
"Will doubtless exert a lasting influence on the solid-state physics literature." — Physics Today

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Landau Theory Of Phase Transitions, The: Application To Structural, Incommensurate, Magnetic And Liquid Crystal Systems (World Scientific Lecture Notes)

Landau Theory Of Phase Transitions, The: Application To Structural, Incommensurate, Magnetic And Liquid Crystal Systems (World Scientific Lecture Notes) Lowest new price: $52.00
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Author: Jean-Claude Toledano
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The contents of this book stems from three different objectives. First, it is an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of Landau's theory, which is intended for teaching purposes. A second purpose of the book provides the practical methods for applying Landau's theory to complex systems. The last objective of the book is to incorporate the developments which have arisen in the last fifteen years from the extensive application of the theory to a variety of physical systems.

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