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New Books February 2008

All Astronomy | All Engineering | All Mathematics & Computer Science | All Physics



Astronomy

Space Climate

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TITLE: Sun-earth connection and space climate
EDITORS: David G. Siebeck ... [et al.]
IMPRINT: Oxford, UK; Orlando, Fla.: Published for the Committee on Space Research [by] Elsevier, 2007
SERIES: Advances in space research; v. 40, no. 12
SUBJECTS: Solar-terrestrial physics--Congresses; Solar wind--Congresses; Solar flares--Congresses
CALL: QC801 .A4 V.40:NO.12
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Stars

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AUTHOR: Schneider, Peter
TITLE: Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology: an introduction
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2006
SUBJECTS: Galaxies--Evolution; Expanding universe; Astronomy; Cosmology
CALL: QB857.5 .E96 S3813 2006
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TITLE: Stellar populations as building blocks of galaxies: proceedings of the 241th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in La Palma, Tenerife, Spain, December 10-16, 2006
EDITORS: Alexandre Vazdekis and Reynier Peletier
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 241
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SUBJECTS: Stars--Populations--Congresses; Galaxies--Evolution--Congresses; Galaxies--Formation--Congresses
CALL: QB819 .I58 2006
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Teaching & Research

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TITLE: Portals to the universe: the NASA astronomy science centers
IMPRINT: Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, c2007
SUBJECTS: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Space sciences--Research--United States; Research teams
CALL: QB500.262 .P67 2007; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Engineering

Laser Applications

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CONFERENCE: LACONA (Conference) (6th: 2005: Vienna, Austria)
TITLE: Lasers in the conservation of artworks: LACONA VI proceedings: Vienna, Austria, Sept. 21-25, 2005
EDITORS: J. Nimmrichter, W. Kautek, M. Schreiner
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2007
SUBJECTS: Art objects--Conservation and restoration--Congresses; Architecture--Conservation and restoration--Congresses; Lasers in conservation and restoration--Congresses
CALL: N8560 .L132 2005; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Nuclear Engineering

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TITLE: Magnetic heterostructures: advances and perspectives in spinstructures and spintransport
EDITORS: Zabel and S. D. Bader
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer Verlag, c2008
SERIES: Springer tracts in modern physics; v. 227
SUBJECTS: Heterostructures--Magnetic properties; Spintronics; Ferromagnetic materials
CALL: Shelved by series title; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Photonics

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AUTHOR: Menzel, Ralf
TITLE: Photonics: linear and nonlinear interactions of laser light and matter
EDITION: 2nd ed.
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York, N.Y.: Springer, c2007
SUBJECT: Photonics
CALL: TA1520 .M46 2007
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AUTHOR: Ohtsubo, Junji
TITLE: Semiconductor lasers: stability, instability and chaos
EDITION: 2nd, enl. ed.
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer Verlag 2008
SERIES: Springer series in optical sciences; 111
SUBJECTS: Semiconductor lasers; Chaotic behavior in systems; Nonlinear systems
CALL: TA1700 .O39 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Mathematics & Computer Science

Fluid Mechanics

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AUTHOR: Ludu, Andrei
TITLE: Nonlinear waves and solitons on contours and closed surfaces
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2007
SERIES: Springer complexity
SERIES: Springer series in synergetics
SUBJECTS: Nonlinear waves--Mathematics; Solitons--Mathematics; Compact spaces
CALL: QA927 .L83 2007; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Quantum Computers

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TITLE: Lectures on quantum information
EDITORS: Dagmar Bruß and Gerd Leuchs
IMPRINT: Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, c2007
SUBJECTS: Quantum computers; Information theory
CALL: QA76.889 .L438 2007
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Physics

Analytic Mechanics

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AUTHOR: Ferrarese, Giorgio
TITLE: Introduction to relativistic continuum mechanics
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Lecture notes in physics; 727
SUBJECTS: Relativistic mechanics; Continuum mechanics
CALL: QA808.5 .F47 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Elementary Particle Physics

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AUTHOR: Kapusta, Joseph I.
TITLE: Finite-temperature field theory: principles and applications
EDITION: 2nd ed.
IMPRINT: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
SERIES: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
SUBJECTS: Quantum field theory; Particles (Nuclear physics); Many-body problem
CALL: QC793.3 .F5 K36 2006; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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TITLE: Searching for the superworld: a volume in honor of Antonino Zichichi on the occasion of the sixth centenary celebrations of the University of Turin, Italy
EDITORS: Sergio Ferrara, Rudolf M. Mössbauer
IMPRINT: Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific, c2007
SERIES: World Scientific series in 20th century physics; v. 39
SUBJECTS: Supersymmetry--Congresses; String models--Congresses
CALL: QC793 .S43 2007
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Ionization

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TITLE: Focused ion beam systems: basics and applications
EDITOR: Nan Yao
IMPRINT: Cambridge: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SUBJECTS: Focused ion beams; Focused ion beams--Industrial applications
CALL: QC702.7 .B65 F63 2007
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Mathematical Physics

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AUTHOR: Anglès, Pierre
TITLE: Conformal groups in geometry and spin structures
IMPRINT: Boston: Birkhäuser, c2008
SERIES: Progress in mathematical physics; v. 50
SUBJECTS: Group theory; Clifford algebras; Conformal geometry; Quaternions; Mathematical Physics
CALL: QC20.7 .G76 .A54 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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AUTHOR: Zaslavsky, George M.
TITLE: The physics of chaos in Hamiltonian systems
EDITION: 2nd ed.
IMPRINT: London: Imperial College Press; Hackensack, N.J.: distributed by World Scientific, c2007
SUBJECTS: Hamiltonian systems; Chaotic behavior in systems; Mathematical physics
CALL: QC20.7 .H35 Z38 2007
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Meteorology

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TITLE: Convection in astrophysics: proceedings of the 239th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, 21-25 August 2006
EDITORS: Friedrich Kupka, Ian Roxburgh and Kwing Chan
IMPRINT: Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 239
SUBJECTS: Convection (Astrophysics)--Congresses; Stellar dynamics--Congresses; Planets--Congresses; Protoplanetary disks--Congresses
CALL: QC880 .I48 2006; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Nuclear & Particle Physics

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AUTHOR: Prussin, Stanley G.
TITLE: Nuclear physics for applications: a model approach
IMPRINT: Weinheim [Germany]: Wiley-VCH, c2007
SERIES: Physics textbook
SUBJECT: Nuclear physics
CALL: QC776 .P78 2007
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Optics

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AUTHOR: Ackermann, Gerhard
TITLE: Holography: a practical approach
IMPRINT: Weinheim [Germany]: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, c2007
SERIES: Physics textbook
SUBJECT: Holography
CALL: QC449 .A34 2007
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TITLE: Lasers, optics and electro-optics research
EDITOR: Lian I. Chen
IMPRINT: New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2007
SUBJECTS: Fiber optics--Research; Lasers--Research
CALL: QC448 .L37 2007
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Plasma Physics

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TITLE: Elementary physics of complex plasmas
EDITORS: V. N. Tsytovich, G. E. Morfill, S. V. Vladimirov and H. M. Thomas
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Lecture notes in physics; 731
SUBJECT: Dusty plasmas
CALL: QC718.5 .D84 E44 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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AUTHOR: Melrose, D. B.
TITLE: Quantum plasmadynamics: unmagnetized plasmas
IMPRINT: New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Lecture notes in physics; 735
SUBJECTS: Plasma dynamics; Quantum electrodynamics
CALL: QC718.5 .S6 P63 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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TITLE: Plasma polarization spectroscopy
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008
SERIES: Springer series on atomic, optical, and plasma physics; 44
SUBJECTS: Plasma spectroscopy; Polarization spectroscopy
CALL: QC718.5 .S6 P63 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Quantum Electrodynamics

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CONFERENCE: Poincaré Seminar (10th: 2007: Institut Henri Poincaré)
TITLE: Quantum spaces: Poincaré Seminar 2007
EDITORS: Bertrand Duplantier and Vincent Rivasseau
IMPRINT: Basel: Boston: Birkhäuser, c2007
SERIES: Progress in mathematical physics; v. 53
SUBJECTS: Quantum groups--Congresses; Noncommutative differential geometry--Congresses; Space and time--Congresses; Quantum theory--Congresses
CALL: QC680 .P59 2007
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Quantum Theory

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AUTHOR: Johansson, Lars-Göran
TITLE: Interpreting quantum mechanics: a realistic view in Schrödinger's vein
IMPRINT: Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2007
SUBJECT: Quantum theory
CALL: QC174.12 .J639 2007
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AUTHOR: Rae, Alastair I. M.
TITLE: Quantum mechanics
EDITION: 5th ed.
IMPRINT: New York: Taylor & Francis, c2008
SUBJECT: Quantum theory
CALL: QC174.12 .R33 2008
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Relativity Theory

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AUTHOR: Thiemann, Thomas
TITLE: Modern canonical quantum general relativity
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
SUBJECTS: General relativity (Physics); Quantum theory
CALL: QC173.6 .T45 2007
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Solid State Physics

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TITLE: Physics of zero- and one-dimensional nanoscopic systems
EDITORS: Sachindra Nath Karmakar, Santanu Kumar Maiti and Jayeeta Chowdhury
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2007
SERIES: Springer series in solid-state sciences; 156
SUBJECTS: Nanoscience; Nanotechnology; Nanostructures
CALL: QC176.8 .N35 P49 2007
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Statistical Physics

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TITLE: Phase transitions of simple systems
EDITORS: Boris M. Smirnov and R. Stephen Berry
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Springer series in atomic, optical, and plasma physics; 42
SUBJECTS: Phase transformations (Statistical physics); Quantum theory; Thermodynamics
CALL: QC175.16 .P5 P54 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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AUTHOR: Voit, Johannes
TITLE: The statistical mechanics of financial markets
EDITION: 3rd ed.
IMPRINT: Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2005
SERIES: Texts and monographs in physics
SUBJECTS: Finances--Méthodes statistiques; Marché financier--Méthodes statistiques; Physique statistique; Ingénierie financière; Finance
CALL: HG176.5 .V64 2005
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Superconductivity

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TITLE: Bernoulli potential in superconductors: how the electrostatic field helps to understand superconductivity
EDITORS: P. Lipavský, Jan Koláček, Klaus Morawetz, Ernst Helmut Brandt, and Tzong-Jer Yang
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Lecture notes in physics
SUBJECTS: Superconductors; Electrostatics
CALL: QC611.95 .B47 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Superfluid Physics

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TITLE: Emergent nonlinear phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates: theory and experiment
EDITORS: Panayotis G. Kevrekidis, Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis, and Ricardo Carretero-González
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York: Springer, c2008
SERIES: Springer series on atomic, optical, and plasma physics
SUBJECTS: Bose-Einstein condensation; Solitons
CALL: QC175.47 .B65 E44 2008; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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