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New Books November 2007

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Astronomy

Astrophysics

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TITLE: Advances in far-infrared astrophysics
EDITORS: Frank P. Helmich and P.R. Wesselius
IMPRINT: Oxford: Elsevier, 2007
SERIES: Advances in space research, v. 40, no. 5
SUBJECTS: Infrared astronomy; Astrophysics
CALL: QC801 .A4 V.40:NO.5
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Extraterrestrial Life

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TITLE: The limits of organic life in planetary systems
IMPRINT: México, D.F.: Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, c2007
SUBJECTS: Life on other planets; Space environment
CALL: QB54 .L565 2007; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at [Link]
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Interstellar Matter

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TITLE: Triggered star formation in a turbulent interstellar medium: Proceedings of the 237th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-18, 2006
EDITORS: Bruce G. Elmegreen and Jan Palouš
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 237
SUBJECTS: Interstellar matter--Congresses; Interstellar molecules--Congresses; Molecular astrophysics--Congresses
CALL: QB790 .I58 2006
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Planets

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TITLE: Near Earth objects, our celestial neighbors: Opportunity and risk: Proceedings of the 236th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-18, 2006
EDITORS: Andrea Milani, Giovanni B. Valsecchi, and David Vokrouhlický
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 236
SUBJECTS: Near-earth asteroids--Congresses; Asteroids--Congresses; Comets--Congresses; Outer space--Exploration--Congresses
CALL: QB651 .I58 2006
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Stars

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ORGANIZATION: International Astronomical Union. Symposium (235th: 2006: Prague, Czech Republic)
TITLE: Galaxy evolution across the Hubble time: Proceedings of the 235th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-17, 2006
EDITORS: Françoise Combes and Jan Palouš
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 235
SUBJECTS: Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)--Congresses; Galaxies--Evolution--Congresses; Galaxies--Congresses
CALL: QB857.5 .E96 I58 2006
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ORGANIZATION: International Astronomical Union. Symposium (238th: 2006: Prague, Czech Republic)
TITLE: Black holes from stars to galaxies across the range of masses: Proceedings of the 238th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 21-25, 2006
EDITORS: Vladimír Karas and Giorgio Matt
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium proceedings series; no. 238
SUBJECTS: Black holes (Astronomy)--Congresses; Galaxies--Congresses
CALL: QB843 .B55 I58 2006
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ORGANIZATION: International Astronomical Union. Symposium (240th: 2006: Prague, Czech Republic)
TITLE: Binary stars as critical tools and tests in contemporary astrophysics: Proceedings of the 240th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-25, 2006
IMPRINT: Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007
SERIES: IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series
SUBJECT: Double stars--Congresses
CALL: QB821 .I58 2006
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AUTHOR: Kogure, Tomokazu
TITLE: The astrophysics of emission-line stars
EDITORS: Tomokazu Kogure and Kam-Ching Leung
IMPRINT: New York: Springer, c2007
SERIES: Astrophysics and space science library; v. 342
SUBJECTS: Stars--Spectra; Emission spectroscopy
CALL: QB883 .K635 2007
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TITLE: Massive stars in interacting binaries: Proceedings of a workshop held at Hotel Sacacomie, Mauricie, Quebec, Canada, 16-20 August 2004
EDITORS: Nicole St-Louis and Anthony F. J. Moffat
IMPRINT: San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 2007
SERIES: Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) conference series; v. 367
SUBJECTS: Double stars; Supergiant stars
CALL: QB1 .A8133 V.367; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

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AUTHOR: Baars, Jacob W. M.
TITLE: The paraboloidal reflector antenna in radio astronomy and communication: Theory and practice
IMPRINT: New York: Springer, c2007
SERIES: Astrophysics and space science library; v. 348
SUBJECTS: Antennas, Reflector; Radio astronomy
CALL: TK7871.6 .B233 2007
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Mathematics & Computer Science

Numerical Analysis

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TITLE: Statistics toolbox for use with MATLAB: User's guide, version 5
IMPRINT: Natick, Mass.: MathWorks, c2005
SERIES: Advances in space research; v. 40, no. 4
SUBJECTS: MATLAB--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Statistics--Computer programs--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
CALL: QA297 .S73 2005
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Physics

Atomic Structure

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AUTHOR: Trsic, Milan
TITLE: Electronic atomic and molecular calculations: Applying the generator coordinate method
IMPRINT: Amsterdam; Boston: Elsevier, 2007
SUBJECTS: Atomic structure--Mathematical models; Nuclear physics; Molecular structure--Mathematical models; Numerical grid generation (Numerical analysis)
CALL: QC173.4 .A87 T73 2007
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Condensed Matter Physics

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AUTHOR: Cini, Michele
TITLE: Topics and methods in condensed matter theory: From basic quantum mechanics to the frontiers of research
IMPRINT: Berlin; New York, N.Y.: Springer, c2007
SUBJECT: Condensed matter
CALL: QC173.454 .C55 2007
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CONFERENCE: International Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics
TITLE: Condensed matter theories
IMPRINT: New York: Plenum Press, c1986-
SUBJECTS: Condensed matter--Congresses; Quantum liquids--Congresses
CALL: QC173.4 .C65 I475 V.20 2007
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Gravitational Theory

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CONFERENCE: Poincaré Seminar (9th: 2006: Institut Henri Poincaré)
TITLE: Gravitation and experiment: Poincaré seminar 2006
EDITORS: Thibault Damour, Bertrand Duplantier, and Vincent Rivasseau
IMPRINT: Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, c2007
SERIES: Progress in mathematical physics; v. 52
SUBJECT: Gravitation--Congresses
CALL: QC178 .G72 2006
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Mathematical Physics

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TITLE: New topics in theoretical physics
EDITORS: Henk F. Arnoldus and Thomas George
IMPRINT: New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2007
SERIES: Horizons in world physics; v. 258
SUBJECTS: Mathematical physics; Group theory; Nonlinear optics
CALL: QC1 .A4114 V.258 2007
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Meteorology

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TITLE: Small scale processes in the mesosphere/lower thermosphere region
EDITOR: Markus Rapp
IMPRINT: Oxford: Elsevier, 2007
SERIES: Advances in space research; v. 40, no. 6
SUBJECTS: Mesosphere; Atmosphere, Upper
CALL: QC801 .A4 V.40:NO.6
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Optics

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TITLE: From Z-machines to ALMA: (Sub)millimeter spectroscopy of galaxies: Proceedings of a workshop held at the North American ALMA Science Cente of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 12-14 January, 2006
EDITORS: Andrew J. Baker ... [et al.]
IMPRINT: San Francisco, Calif.: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2007
SERIES: Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series; v. 375
SUBJECTS: Infrared spectroscopy--Congresses; Astronomy--Congresses
CALL: QB1 .A8133 V.375; Also available to Stanford-affiliated users at: [Link]
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Philosophy

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AUTHOR: Smolin, Lee
TITLE: The trouble with physics: The rise of string theory, the fall of a science, and what comes next
IMPRINT: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c2006
SUBJECT: Physics--Methodology--History--20th century; String models; Snaartheorie; Controversen
CALL: QC6 .S6535 2006
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Quantum Theory

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AUTHOR: D'Alessandro, Domenico
TITLE: Introduction to quantum control and dynamics
IMPRINT: Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC, c2008
SERIES: Chapman & Hall/CRC applied mathematics and nonlinear science series
SUBJECTS: Quantum theory--Mathematics; Control theory; Lie groups; Algebras, Linear
CALL: QC174.125 .D2 2008
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Radiation Dosimetry

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AUTHOR: Stabin, Michael G.
TITLE: Radiation protection and dosimetry: An introduction to health physics
IMPRINT: New York: Springer, c2007
SUBJECTS: Radiation dosimetry; Radiation--Safety measures; Radiation tolerance; Radiation--Physiological effect
CALL: QC795.32 .R3 S73 2007
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Relativity Theory

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AUTHOR: Ferraro, Rafael
TITLE: Einstein's space-time: An introduction to special and general relativity
IMPRINT: New York: Springer, 2007
SUBJECT: Special relativity (Physics); General relativity (Physics); Space and time
CALL: QC173.65 .F475 2007
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Semiconductor Physics

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TITLE: Quantum kinetics in transport and optics of semiconductors
EDITORS: Hartmut Haug and Antti-Pekka Jauhon
IMPRINT: Berlin: Springer, 2008
SERIES: Springer series in solid-state sciences; 123
SUBJECTS: Semiconductors--Optical properties; Green's functions; Quantum theory
CALL: QC611.6 .O6 H38 2008
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Space Climate

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TITLE: Space climate
EDITORS: K. Mursula, I. G. Usoskin, and G. Maris
IMPRINT: Oxford; Orlando, Fla.: Published for the Committee on Space Research [by] Elsevier, 2007
SERIES: Advances in space research; v. 40, no. 7
CALL: QC801 .A4 V.40:NO.7
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Statistical Physics

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AUTHOR: Palmer, John
TITLE: Planar Ising correlations
IMPRINT: Boston: Birkhäuser, c2007
SERIES: Progress in mathematical physics; v. 49
SUBJECTS: Ising model; Scaling laws (Statistical physics)
CALL: QC174.85 .I8 P35 2007
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