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1 volume (various pagings) : illustration (some color), color map ; 28 cm
  • I. Developing Perspective 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy II. Key Concepts for Astronomy 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light: The Cosmic Messenger III. Learning from Other Worlds 6. Formation of the Solar System 7. Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds 8. Jovian Planet Systems 9. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 10. Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds IV. Stars 11. Our Star 12. Surveying the Stars 13. Star Stuff 14. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard V. Galaxies and Beyond 15. Our Galaxy 16. A Universe of Galaxies 17. The Birth of the Universe 18. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe VI. Life on Earth and Beyond 19. Life in the Universe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134446431 20171227
For one-semester courses in astronomy. A practical introduction to Astronomy with an emphasis on critical thinking about our place in the universe This 8th Edition of Essential Cosmic Perspective provides readers without science backgrounds with a streamlined, cutting-edge introduction to astronomy. Built on a strong tradition of effective pedagogy and coverage, the text focuses on skill-building and includes group work exercises that require active participation. Dedicated to bringing an understanding of the universe, its scientific basis and its relevance to our lives, each chapter is written to specific learning goals that build an ideal learning path for readers. Aiming to foster a lifelong learning experience, the authors focus on key concepts, providing big picture context, promoting conceptual understanding, and preferring plain language to jargon. The 8th Edition incorporates the latest scientific updates in the field of astronomy and includes new features that reinforce critical thinking and excite readers' curiosity. New features such as Extraordinary Claims engage readers by presenting extraordinary claims about the universe and how they were either supported or debunked as scientists collected more evidence, reinforcing the process of science and how scientists think critically to evaluate them. My Cosmic Perspective establishes a personal connection between readers and the cosmos as they learn to think critically about the meaning of what they learn in their astronomy studies and beyond. Designed and written for a one semester course, this text shares many of the strengths of its more comprehensive best-selling sibling, The Cosmic Perspective. Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering (TM) Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with vetted, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive Prelecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics (TM) instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0134516338 / 9780134516332 Essential Cosmic Perspective Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText, The -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134509293 / 9780134509297 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essential Cosmic Perspective, The0134446437 / 9780134446431 Essential Cosmic Perspective, The.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134446431 20171227
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-16-01
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xxii, 850 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface xv About the Author xix 1 Electrons, Photons, and Phonons 1.1 Selected Concepts of Quantum Mechanics 1.1.1 The dual nature of the photon 1.1.2 The dual nature of the electron 1.1.3 Electrons in confined environments 1.2 Selected Concepts of Statistical Mechanics 1.2.1 Thermal motion and thermal energy 1.2.2 Thermal equilibrium 1.2.3 Electron statistics 1.3 Selected Concepts of Solid-State Physics 1.3.1 Bonds and bands 1.3.2 Metals, insulators, and semiconductors 1.3.3 Density of states 1.3.4 Lattice vibrations: phonons 1.4 Summary 1.5 Further reading Problems 2 Carrier Statistics in Equilibrium 2.1 Conduction and Valence Bands-- Bandgap-- Holes 2.2 Intrinsic Semiconductor 2.3 Extrinsic Semiconductor 2.3.1 Donors and acceptors 2.3.2 Charge neutrality 2.3.3 Equilibrium carrier concentration in a doped semiconductor 2.4 Carrier Statistics in Equilibrium 2.4.1 Conduction and valence band density of states 2.4.2 Equilibrium electron concentration 2.4.3 Equilibrium hole concentration 2.4.4 np product in equilibrium 2.4.5 Location of Fermi level 2.5 Summary 2.6 Further Reading Problems 3 Carrier Generation and Recombination 3.1 Generation and Recombination Mechanisms 3.2 Thermal Equilibrium: Principle of Detailed Balance 3.3 Generation and Recombination Rates in Thermal Equilibrium 3.3.1 Band-to-band optical generation and recombination 3.3.2 Auger generation and recombination 3.3.3 Trap-assisted thermal generation and recombination 3.4 Generation and Recombination Rates Outside Equilibrium 3.4.1 Quasi-neutral low-level injection-- recombination lifetime 3.4.2 Extraction-- generation lifetime 3.5 Dynamics of Excess Carriers in Uniform Situations 3.5.1 Example 1: Turn-on transient 3.5.2 Example 2: Turn-off transient 3.5.3 Example 3: A pulse of light 3.6 Surface Generation and Recombination 3.7 Summary 3.8 Further Reading Problems 4 Carrier Drift and Diffusion 4.1 Thermal Motion 4.1.1 Thermal velocity 4.1.2 Scattering 4.2 Drift 4.2.1 Drift velocity 4.2.2 Velocity saturation 4.2.3 Drift current 4.2.4 Energy band diagram under electric field 4.3 Diffusion 4.3.1 Fick's first law 4.3.2 The Einstein relation 4.3.3 Diffusion current 4.4 Transit Time 4.5 Nonuniformly Doped Semiconductor in Thermal Equilibrium 4.5.1 Gauss' law 4.5.2 The Boltzmann relations 4.5.3 Equilibrium carrier concentration 4.6 Quasi-Fermi Levels and Quasi-Equilibrium 4.7 Summary 4.8 Further Reading Problems 5 Carrier Flow 5.1 Continuity Equations 5.2 Surface Continuity Equations 5.2.1 Free surface 5.2.2 Ohmic contact 5.3 Shockley Equations 5.4 Simplifications of Shockley Equations to One-Dimensional Quasi-Neutral Situations 5.5 Majority-Carrier Situations 5.5.1 Example 1: Semiconductor bar under voltage 5.5.2 Example 2: Integrated resistor 5.6 Minority-Carrier Situations 5.6.1 Example 3: Diffusion and bulk recombination in a "long" bar 5.6.2 Example 4: Diffusion and surface recombination in a "short" bar 5.6.3 Length scales of minority carrier situations 5.7 Dynamics of Majority-Carrier Situations 5.8 Dynamics of Minority-Carrier Situations 5.8.1 Example 5: Transient in a bar with S = â 5.9 Transport in Space-Charge and High-Resistivity Regions 5.9.1 Example 6: Drift in a high-resistivity region under external electric field 5.9.2 Comparison between SCR and QNR transport 5.10 Carrier Multiplication and Avalanche Breakdown 5.10.1 Example 7: Carrier multiplication in a high-resistivity region with uniform electric field 5.11 Summary 5.12 Further Reading Problems 6 PN Junction Diode 6.1 The Ideal PN Junction Diode 6.2 Ideal PN Junction in Thermal Equilibrium 6.3 Current-Voltage Characteristics of The Ideal PN Diode 6.3.1 Electrostatics under bias 6.3.2 I-V characteristics: qualitative discussion 6.3.3 I-V characteristics: quantitative models 6.4 Charge-Voltage Characteristics of Ideal PN Diode 6.4.1 Depletion charge 6.4.2 Minority carrier charge 6.5 Equivalent Circuit Models of The Ideal PN Diode 6.6 Nonideal and Second-Order Effects 6.6.1 Short diode 6.6.2 Space-charge generation and recombination 6.6.3 Series resistance 6.6.4 Breakdown voltage 6.6.5 Nonuniform doping distributions 6.6.6 High-injection effects 6.7 Integrated PN Diode 6.7.1 Isolation 6.7.2 Series resistance 6.7.3 High-low junction 6.8 Summary 6.9 Further Reading Problem 7 Schottky Diode and Ohmic Contact 7.1 The Ideal Schottky Diode 7.2 Ideal Schottky Diode in Thermal Equilibrium 7.2.1 A simpler system: a metal-metal junction 7.2.2 Energy band lineup of metal-semiconductor junction 7.2.3 Electrostatics of metal-semiconductor junction in equilibrium 7.3 Current-Voltage Characteristics of Ideal Schottky Diode 7.3.1 Electrostatics under bias 7.3.2 I-V characteristics: qualitative discussion 7.3.3 I-V characteristics: thermionic emission model 7.4 Charge-Voltage Characteristics of Ideal Schottky Diode 7.5 Equivalent Circuit Models for The Ideal Schottky Diode 7.6 Nonideal and Second-Order Effects 7.6.1 Series resistance 7.6.2 Breakdown voltage 7.7 Integrated Schottky Diode 7.8 Ohmic Contacts 7.8.1 Lateral ohmic contact: transmission-line model 7.8.2 Boundary conditions imposed by ohmic contacts 7.9 Summary 7.10 Further Reading Problems 8 The Si Surface and the Metal-OxideSemiconductor Structure 8.1 The Semiconductor Surface 8.2 The Ideal Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Structure 8.3 The Ideal Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Structure at Zero Bias 8.3.1 General relations for the electrostatics of the ideal MOS structure 8.3.2 Electrostatic of the MOS structure under zero bias 8.4 The Ideal Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Structure Under Bias 8.4.1 Depletion 8.4.2 Flatband 8.4.3 Accumulation 8.4.4 Threshold 8.4.5 Inversion 8.4.6 Summary of charge-voltage characteristics 8.5 Dynamics of The MOS Structure 8.5.1 Quasi-static C-V characteristics 8.5.2 High-frequency C-V characteristics 8.5.3 Deep depletion 8.6 Weak Inversion and The Subthreshold Regime 8.7 Three-Terminal MOS Structure 8.8 Summary 8.9 Further Reading Problems 9 The "Long" Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor 9.1 The Ideal MOSFET 9.2 Qualitative Operation of The Ideal MOSFET 9.3 Inversion Layer Transport in The Ideal MOSFET 9.4 Current-Voltage Characteristics of The Ideal MOSFET 9.4.1 The cut-off regime 9.4.2 The linear regime 9.4.3 The saturation regime 9.4.4 DC large-signal equivalent-circuit model of ideal MOSFET 9.4.5 Energy band diagrams 9.5 Charge-Voltage Characteristics of The Ideal MOSFET 9.5.1 Depletion charge 9.5.2 Inversion charge 9.6 Small-Signal Behavior of Ideal MOSFET 9.6.1 Small-signal equivalent circuit model of ideal MOSFET 9.6.2 Short-circuit current-gain cut-off frequency, fT, of ideal MOSFET in saturation 9.7 Nonideal Effects in MOSFET 9.7.1 Body effect 9.7.2 Effect of back bias 9.7.3 Channel-length modulation 9.7.4 The subthreshold regime 9.7.5 Source and drain resistance 9.8 Summary 9.9 Further Reading Problems 10 The "Short" Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor 10.1 MOSFET Short-Channel Effects: Transport 10.1.1 Mobility degradation 10.1.2 Velocity saturation 10.2 MOSFET Short-Channel Effects: Electrostatics 10.2.1 Threshold voltage dependence on gate length: VT rolloff 10.2.2 Threshold voltage dependence on VDS: drain-induced barrier lowering (DIBL) 10.2.3 Subthreshold swing dependence on gate length and VDS 10.3 MOSFET Short-Channel Effects: Gate Stack Scaling 10.3.1 Gate capacitance 10.3.2 Gate leakage current 10.4 MOSFET High-Field Effects 10.4.1 Electrostatics of velocity saturation region 10.4.2 Impact ionization and substrate current 10.4.3 Output conductance 10.4.4 Gate-induced drain leakage 10.5 MOSFET Scaling 10.5.1 The MOSFET as a switch 10.5.2 Constant field scaling of the ideal MOSFET 10.5.3 Constant voltage scaling of the ideal MOSFET 10.5.4 Generalized scaling of short MOSFETs 10.5.5 MOSFET scaling: a historical perspective 10.5.6 Evolution of MOSFET design 10.6 Summary 10.7 Further Reading Problems 11 The Bipolar Junction Transistor 11.1 The Ideal BJT 11.2 Current-Voltage Characteristics of The Ideal BJT 11.2.1 The forward-active regime 11.2.2 The reverse regime 11.2.3 The cut-off regime 11.2.4 The saturation regime 11.2.5 Output I-V characteristics 11.3 Charge-Voltage Characteristics of Ideal BJT 11.3.1 Depletion charge 11.3.2 Minority carrier charge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134670904 20171218
A modern take on microelectronic device engineering Microelectronics is a 50-year-old engineering discipline still undergoing rapid evolution and societal adoption. Integrated Microelectronic Devices: Physics and Modeling fills the need for a rigorous description of semiconductor device physics that is relevant to modern nanoelectronics. The central goal is to present the fundamentals of semiconductor device operation with relevance to modern integrated microelectronics. Emphasis is devoted to frequency response, layout, geometrical effects, parasitic issues and modeling in integrated microelectronics devices (transistors and diodes). In addition to this focus, the concepts learned here are highly applicable in other device contexts. This text is suitable for a one-semester junior or senior-level course by selecting the front sections of selected chapters (e.g. 1-9). It can also be used in a two-semester senior-level or a graduate-level course by taking advantage of the more advanced sections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134670904 20171218
Engineering Library (Terman)
EE-216-01
Book
xxiv, 1159 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Give students a rigorous, complete, and integrated treatment of the mechanics of materials -- an essential subject in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering. This leading text, Goodno/Gere's MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E, examines the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, and bending -- laying the foundation for further study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337093347 20170227
Engineering Library (Terman)
ME-80-01

4. Steel design [2018]

Book
xvi, 751 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. INTRODUCTION. Structural Design. Loads. Building Codes. Design Specifications. Structural Steel. Standard Cross-Sectional Shapes. Problems. 2. CONCEPTS IN STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN. Design Philosophies. American Institute of Steel Construction Specification. Load Factors, Resistance Factors, and Load Combinations for LRFD. Safety Factors and Load Combinations for ASD. Probabilistic Basis of Load and Resistance Factors. Steel Construction Manual. Design Computations and Precision. Problems. 3. TENSION MEMBERS. Introduction. Tensile Strength. Effective Area. Staggered Fasteners. Block Shear. Design of Tension Members. Threaded Rods and Cables. Tensions Members in Roof Trusses. Pin-Connected Members. Problems. 4. COMPRESSION MEMBERS. Introduction. Column Theory. AISC Requirements. Local Stability. Tables for Compression Members. Design. More on Effective Length. Torsional and Flexural-Torsional Buckling. Built-Up Members. Problems. 5. BEAMS. Introduction. Bending Stress and the Plastic Moment. Stability. Classification of Shapes. Bending Strength of Compact Shapes. Bending Strength of Noncompact Shapes. Summary of Moment Strength. Deflection. Design. Manual Table 6-2 for Beam Analysis and Design. Floor and Roof Framing Systems. Holes in Beams. Open-Web Steel Joists. Beam Bearing Plates and Column Base Plates. Biaxial Bending. Bending Strength of Various Shapes. Problems. 6. BEAM-COLUMNS. Definition. Interaction Formulas. Methods of Analysis for Required Strength. The Moment Amplification Method. Braced Versus Unbraced Frames. Members in Braced Frames. Members in Unbraced Frames. Design of Beam-Columns. Trusses with Top-Chord Loads Between Joints. Problems. 7. SIMPLE CONNECTIONS. Introduction. Bolted Shear Connections: Failure Modes. Bearing Strength, Spacing, and Edge-Distance Requirements. Shear Strength. Installation of High-Strength Bolts. Slip-Critical and Bearing-Type Connections. Design Examples. High-Strength Bolts in Tension. Combined Shear and Tension in Fasteners. Welded Connections. Fillet Welds. Problems. 8. ECCENTRIC CONNECTIONS. Examples of Eccentric Connections. Eccentric Bolted Connections: Shear Only. Eccentric Bolted Connections: Shear Plus Tension. Eccentric Welded Connections: Shear Only. Eccentric Welded Connections: Shear Plus Tension. Moment-Resisting Connections. Column Stiffeners and Other Reinforcement. End-Plate Connections. Concluding Remarks. Problems. 9. COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION. Introduction. Shored Versus Unshored Construction. Effective Flange Width. Steel Headed Stud Anchors. Design. Deflections. Composite Beams with Formed Steel Deck. Tables for Composite Beam Analysis and Design. Continuous Beams. Composite Columns. Problems. 10. PLATE GIRDERS. Introduction. General Considerations. AISE Requirements for Proportions of Plate Girders. Flexural Strength. Shear Strength. Bearing Stiffeners. Design. Problems. APPENDIX: PLASTIC ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. Introduction. AISC Requirements. Analysis. Design. Concluding Remarks. REFERENCES. ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS. INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094740 20170925
Learn the fundamentals of structural steel design with STEEL DESIGN's unique emphasis on the design of members and their connections. With this best-selling book, you can learn LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) or ASD (Allowable Stress Design), depending on how your course is taught. You will master the application of fundamental principles for design procedures, as well as for practical design. You will also study the theory behind these procedures, which further strengthens your engineering knowledge. While this market-leading book is ideal for your junior-and senior-level steel design class, later chapters are also useful for graduate courses. The book functions as a valuable ongoing reference tool for success in your career as a practicing engineer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337094740 20170925
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xvii, 212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 21st Century Imperatives.- Thinking Different.- Disciplinary Convergence.- Disruptive Collaboration.- From Models to Stories.- Generating Novel Options.- Human Performance Enhancement.- Design Elegance and Systems Engineering.- Affordable Resilience.- Autonomous System-Of-Systems.- Looking To The Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319621838 20180122
This book explores the ways that disciplinary convergence and technological advance are transforming systems engineering to address gaps in complex systems engineering: Transdisciplinary Systems Engineering (TSE). TSE reaches beyond traditional disciplines to find connections-and this book examines a range of new methods from across such disparate areas of scholarship as computer science, social science, human studies, and systems design to reveal patterns, efficiencies, affordances, and pathways to intuitive design. Organized to serve multiple constituencies, the book stands as an ideal textbook supplement for graduate courses in systems engineering, a reference text for program managers and practicing engineers in all industries, and a primary source for researchers engaged in multidisciplinary research in systems engineering and design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319621838 20180122
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Algorithms are the heart and soul of computer science. Their applications range from network routing and computational genomics to public-key cryptography and database system implementation. Studying algorithms can make make you a better programmer, a clearer thinker, and a master of technical interviews. Algorithms Illuminated is an accessible introduction to the subject--a transcript of what an expert algorithms tutor would say over a series of one-on-one lessons. Part 1 covers asymptotic analysis and big-O notation, divide-and-conquer algorithms and the master method, randomized algorithms, and several famous algorithms for sorting and selection."--Back cover.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to economic airline sustainability Chapter 2. Society, Social Responsibility and Airline Economics Chapter 3. Inside Economically-Sustainable Airlines Chapter 4. Passenger Challenges Chapter 5. Travelling Timebomb Chapter 6. Environment, Science and Politics Chapter 7. Getting it Right Chapter 8. Challenges for Sustainability Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472477736 20170313
Within the developed world, airlines have responded to the advice of advocates for corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) to use the intertwined dimensions of economics, society and environment to guide their business activities. However, disingenuously, the advocates and regulators frequently pay insufficient attention to the economics which are critical to airlines' sustainability and profits. This omission pushes airlines into the unprofitable domain of CSERplus. The author identifies alleged market inefficiencies and failures, examines CSERplus impacts on international competition and assesses the unintended consequences of the regulations. She also provides innovative ideas for future-proofing airlines. Clipped Wings is a treatise for business professionals featuring academic research as well as industry anecdotes. It is written for airlines (including their owners, employees, passengers and suppliers), airports, trade associations, policy makers, educators, students, consultants, CSERplus specialists and anyone who is concerned about the future of competitive airlines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472477736 20170313
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xxvi, 824 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • * Computer Networks and the Internet * Application Layer * Transport Layer * The Network Layer: Data Plane * The Network Layer: Control Plane * The Link Layer: Links, Access Networks, and LANs * Wireless and Mobile Networks * Security in Computer Networks * Multimedia Networking.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133594140 20160928
For courses in Networking/Communications Motivates readers with a top-down, layered approach to computer networking Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author's long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a "top-down manner." The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating readers by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellent foundation for readers interested in computer science and electrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The Seventh Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133594140 20160928
Engineering Library (Terman)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073828 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073811 20160619
For two-semester courses in astronomy. Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student's lives. This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately: *The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24)*The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24) Also available with MasteringAstronomy MasteringAstronomy from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources. Students can further master concepts after class through homework assignments that provide interactivity, hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever-before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringAstronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringAstronomy, search for: 0134058291 / 9780134058290 Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, The Package consists of: 0134059069 / 9780134059068 Cosmic Perspective, The 0134080572 / 9780134080574 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cosmic Perspective 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-16-01
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134073828 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star 15. Surveying the Stars 16. Star Birth 17. Star Stuff 18. The Bizarre. Stellar Graveyard PART VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND 19. Our Galaxy 20. Galaxies and the Foundation of Modern Cosmology 21. Galaxy Evolution 22. The Birth of the Universe 23. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134059068 20160619
  • PART I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe For Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy S1. Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation PART II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos 6. Telescopes: Portals of Discovery PART III. LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS 7. Our Planetary System 8. Formation of the Solar System 9. Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 10. Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds 11. Jovian Planet Systems 12. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 13. Other Planetary Systems: the New Science of Distant Worlds PART IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE S2. Space and Time S3. Spacetime and Gravity S4. Building Blocks of the Universe PART V. STARS 14. Our Star PART VII. LIFE ON EARTH AND BEYOND 24. Life In the Universe Appendixes Glossary Credits Index.
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For two-semester courses in astronomy. Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student's lives. This text is also available in two volumes, which can be purchased separately: *The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-13, 14, S1, 24)*The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology, Eighth Edition (includes Chapters 1-3, S1, 4-6, S2-S4, 14-24) Also available with MasteringAstronomy MasteringAstronomy from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources. Students can further master concepts after class through homework assignments that provide interactivity, hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever-before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringAstronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringAstronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringAstronomy, search for: 0134058291 / 9780134058290 Cosmic Perspective Plus MasteringAstronomy with eText -- Access Card Package, The Package consists of: 0134059069 / 9780134059068 Cosmic Perspective, The 0134080572 / 9780134080574 MasteringAstronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cosmic Perspective 0321765184 / 9780321765185 SkyGazer 5.0 Student Access Code Card (Integrated component).
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PHYSICS-16-01
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xxxi, 960 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Answers to selected problems.
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CEE-283-01
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219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
On 21 August 2017, over 100 million people will gather in a narrow belt across the USA to witness the most watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse - Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, written by the widely read popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this most beautiful natural phenomenon. The book explains why eclipses happen, reveals their role in history, literature and myth, and focuses on eclipse chasers, who travel with ecstatic fervour to some of the most inaccessible places on the globe to be present at the moment of totality. The book includes the author's quest to solve a 3000 years old mystery: how did the moon move backwards during a total solar eclipse, as claimed in the Book of Joshua? It is an inspirational tale: how a teacher and an eclipse inspired the author, aged eight, to a life in science, and a love affair with eclipses, which takes him to a war zone in the Western Sahara, to the South Pacific and the African bush. The tale comes full circle with another eight-year old boy - the author's grandson - at the 2017 great American eclipse. Readers of all ages will be drawn to this inspirational chronicle of the mesmerizing experience of total solar eclipse.
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xxvi, 470 pages ; 24 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xviii, 1005 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Examines in a pedagogical way all pertinent molecular and macroscopic processes that govern the distribution and fate of organic chemicals in the environment and provides simple modeling tools to quantitatively describe these processes and their interplay in a given environmental system * Treats fundamental aspects of chemistry, physics, and mathematical modeling as applied to environmentally relevant problems, and gives a state of the art account of the field * Teaches the reader how to relate the structure of a given chemical to its physical chemical properties and intrinsic reactivities * Provides a holistic and teachable treatment of phase partitioning and transformation processes, as well as a more focused and tailor-made presentation of physical, mathematical, and modeling aspects that apply to environmental situations of concern * Includes a large number of questions and problems allowing teachers to explore the depth of understanding of their students or allowing individuals who use the book for self-study to check their progress * Provides a companion website, which includes solutions for all problems as well as a large compilation of physical constants and compound properties.
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xviii, 955 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the stiffness (displacement) method
  • Development of truss equations
  • Development of beam equations
  • Frame and grid equations
  • Development of the plane stress and plane strain stiffness equations
  • Practical considerations in modeling; interpreting results; and examples of plane stress/strain analysis
  • Development of the linear-strain triangle equations
  • Axisymmetric elements
  • Isoparametric formulation
  • Three-dimensional stress analysis
  • Plate bending element
  • Heat transfer and mass transport
  • Fluid flow in porous media and through hydraulic networks; and electrical networks and electrostatics
  • Thermal stress
  • Structural dynamics and time-dependent heat transfer.
Provide a simple, direct approach that highlights the basics with A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, 6E. This unique book is written so both undergraduate and graduate students can easily comprehend the content without the usual prerequisites, such as structural analysis. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering who are primarily interested in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text offers ideal preparation for students who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems.
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xxvii, 1002 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part I Radiation Damage. 1. The Radiation Damage Event. 1.1 Neutron-Nucleus Interactions. 1.2 Interactions Between Ions and Atoms. 1.3 Energy Loss Nomenclature. Problems. References.2. The Displacement of Atoms. 2.1 Elementary Displacement Theory. 2.2 Modifications to the K-P Displacement Model. 2.3 The Displacement Cross Section. 2.4 Displacement Rates. 2.5 Correlation of Property Changes and Irradiation Dose. 2.6 Displacements from Charged Particle Irradiation. Nomenclature. Problems. References.3. The Damage Cascade. 3.1 Displacement Mean Free Path. 3.2 Primary Recoil Spectrum. 3.3 Cascade Damage Energy and Cascade Volume. 3.4 Computer Simulations of Radiation Damage. 3.5 Stages of Cascade Development. 3.6 Behavior of Defects within the Cascade. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 4. Point Defect Formation and Diffusion. 4.1 Properties of Irradiation-Induced Defects. 4.2 Thermodynamics of Point Defect Formation. 4.3 Diffusion of Point Defects. 4.4 Correlated Diffusion. 4.5 Diffusion in Multicomponent Systems. 4.6 Diffusion along High Diffusivity Paths. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 5. Radiation-Enhanced and Diffusion Defect Reaction Rate Theory. 5.1 Point Defect Balance Equations. 5.2 Radiation-Enhanced Diffusion. 5.3 Defect Reactions. 5.4 Reaction Rate-Controlled Processes. 5.5 Diffusion-Limited Reactions. 5.6 Mixed Rate Control. 5.7 Defect-Grain Boundary Reactions. 5.8 Coherent Precipitates and Solutes. 5.9 Point Defect Recovery. Nomenclature. Problems. References. Part II Physical Effects of Radiation Damage6. Radiation-Induced Segregation. 6.1 Radiation-Induced Segregation in Concentrated Binary Alloys. 6.2 RIS in Ternary Alloys. 6.3 Effect of Local Composition Changes on RIS. 6.4 Effect of Solutes on RIS. 6.5 Examples of RIS in Austenitic Alloys. 6.6 RIS in Ferritic Alloys. 6.7 Effect of Grain Boundary Structure on RIS. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 7. Dislocation Microstructure. 7.1 Dislocation Lines. 7.2 Faulted Loops and Stacking Fault Tetrahedra. 7.3 Defect Clusters. 7.4 Extended Defects. 7.5 Effective Defect Production. 7.6 Nucleation and Growth of Dislocation Loops. 7.7 Dislocation Loop Growth. 7.8 Recovery. 7.9 Evolution of the Interstitial Loop Microstructure. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 8. Irradiation-Induced Voids and Bubbles. 8.1 Void Nucleation. 8.2 Void Growth. 8.3 Void Growth Equation. 8.4 Bubble Growth. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 9. Phase Stability Under Irradiation. 9.1 Radiation-Induced Segregation and Radiation-Induced Precipitation. 9.2 Recoil Dissolution. 9.3 Radiation Disordering. 9.4 Incoherent Precipitate Nucleation. 9.5 Coherent Precipitate Nucleation. 9.6 Examples of Radiation-induced Precipitation. 9.7 Metastable Phases. 9.8 Amorphization. 9.9 Phase Stability in Reactor Core Component Alloys. Nomenclature. Problems. References.10. Unique Effects of Ion Irradiation. 10.1 Ion Irradiation Techniques. 10.2 Composition Changes. 10.3 Other Effects of Ion Implantation. 10.4 High Dose Gas Loading: Blistering and Exfoilation. 10.5 Solid Phases and Inert Gas Bubble Lattices. 10.6 Displacements due to Electronic Excitation. 10.7 Ion Beam Assisted Deposition. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 11. Simulation of Neutron Irradiation Effects with Ions. 11.1 Motivation for Using Ion Irradiation as a Surrogate for Neutron Irradiation. 11.2 Review of Aspects of Radiation Damage Relevant to Ion Irradiation. 11.3 Particle Type Dependence of RIS. 11.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Various Particle Types. 11.5 Irradiation Parameters for Particle Irradiations. 11.6 Emulation of Neutron Irradiation Damage with Proton Irradiation. 11.7 Emulation of Neutron Irradiation Damage with Self-Ion Irradiation. Nomenclature. Problems. References. Part III Mechanical Effects of Radiation Damage.12 Irradiation Hardening and Deformation. 12.1 Elastic and Plastic Deformation. 12.2 Irradiation Hardening. 12.3 Deformation in Irradiated Metals. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 13. Irradiation Creep and Growth. 13.1 Thermal Creep. 13.2 Irradiation Creep. 13.3 Irradiation Growth and Creep in Zirconium Alloys. Nomenclature. Problems. References.14. Fracture and Embrittlement. 14.1 Types of Fracture. 14.2 The Cohesive Strength of Metals. 14.3 Fracture Mechanics. 14.4 Fracture Mechanics Tests. 14.5 Elastic-plastic Fracture Mechanics. 14.6 Brittle Fracture. 14.7 Irradiation-Induced Embrittlement in Ferritic Steels. 14.8 Fracture and Fatigue of Austenitic Alloys at Low to Intermediate Temperatures. 14.9 High-Temperature Embrittlement. Nomenclature. Problems. References. 15. Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking Fundamentals. 15.1 Forms of Corrosion. 15.2 Thermodynamics of Corrosion. 15.3 Kinetics of Corrosion. 15.4 Polarization. 15.5 Passivity. 15.6 Crevice Corrosion. 15.7 Stress Corrosion Cracking. 16. Effects of Irradiation on Corrosion and Environmentally Assisted Cracking. 16.1 Effects of Irradiation on Water Chemistry. 16.2 Effects of Irradiation on Oxide. 16.3 Effects of Irradiation on Stress Corrosion Cracking. 16.4 Mechanism of IASCC. Nomenclature. Problems. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493934362 20171023
The revised second edition of this established text offers readers a significantly expanded introduction to the effects of radiation on metals and alloys. It describes the various processes that occur when energetic particles strike a solid, inducing changes to the physical and mechanical properties of the material. Specifically it covers particle interaction with the metals and alloys used in nuclear reactor cores and hence subject to intense radiation fields. It describes the basics of particle-atom interaction for a range of particle types, the amount and spatial extent of the resulting radiation damage, the physical effects of irradiation and the changes in mechanical behavior of irradiated metals and alloys.Updated throughout, some major enhancements for the new edition include improved treatment of low- and intermediate-energy elastic collisions and stopping power, expanded sections on molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo methodologies describing collision cascade evolution, new treatment of the multi-frequency model of diffusion, numerous examples of RIS in austenitic and ferritic-martensitic alloys, expanded treatment of in-cascade defect clustering, cluster evolution, and cluster mobility, new discussion of void behavior near grain boundaries, a new section on ion beam assisted deposition, and reorganization of hardening, creep and fracture of irradiated materials (Chaps 12-14) to provide a smoother and more integrated transition between the topics.The book also contains two new chapters. Chapter 15 focuses on the fundamentals of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking, covering forms of corrosion, corrosion thermodynamics, corrosion kinetics, polarization theory, passivity, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking. Chapter 16 extends this treatment and considers the effects of irradiation on corrosion and environmentally assisted corrosion, including the effects of irradiation on water chemistry and the mechanisms of irradiation-induced stress corrosion cracking. The book maintains the previous style, concepts are developed systematically and quantitatively, supported by worked examples, references for further reading and end-of-chapter problem sets. Aimed primarily at students of materials sciences and nuclear engineering, the book will also provide a valuable resource for academic and industrial research professionals.Reviews of the first edition:"...nomenclature, problems and separate bibliography at the end of each chapter allow to the reader to reach a straightforward understanding of the subject, part by part. ... this book is very pleasant to read, well documented and can be seen as a very good introduction to the effects of irradiation on matter, or as a good references compilation for experimented readers." - Pauly Nicolas, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (1), 2008"The text provides enough fundamental material to explain the science and theory behind radiation effects in solids, but is also written at a high enough level to be useful for professional scientists. Its organization suits a graduate level materials or nuclear science course... the text was written by a noted expert and active researcher in the field of radiation effects in metals, the selection and organization of the material is excellent... may well become a necessary reference for graduate students and researchers in radiation materials science." - L.M. Dougherty, 07/11/2008, JOM, the Member Journal of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
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xxx, 561 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
During the last 30 years, significant progress has been made to improve our understanding of gallium nitride and silicon carbide device structures, resulting in experimental demonstration of their enhanced performances for power electronic systems. Gallium nitride power devices made by the growth of the material on silicon substrates have gained a lot of interest. Power device products made from these materials have become available during the last five years from many companies.This comprehensive book discusses the physics of operation and design of gallium nitride and silicon carbide power devices. It can be used as a reference by practicing engineers in the power electronics industry and as a textbook for a power device or power electronics course in universities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813109407 20170418
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xii, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1. Overview-- 2. Deflection of light-- 3. Multiple images-- 4. Magnification-- 5. Microlensing-- 6. Weak lensing: galaxy shapes-- 7. Mass from shapes-- 8. Cosmic shear-- 9. Lensing of the cosmic microwave background-- Appendix A. Numbers-- Appendix B. Lensing formulae.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107129764 20171201
Gravitational lensing is a consequence of general relativity, where the gravitational force due to a massive object bends the paths of light originating from distant objects lying behind it. Using very little general relativity and no higher level mathematics, this text presents the basics of gravitational lensing, focusing on the equations needed to understand the phenomena. It then applies them to a diverse set of topics, including multiply imaged objects, time delays, extrasolar planets, microlensing, cluster masses, galaxy shape measurements, cosmic shear, and lensing of the cosmic microwave background. This approach allows undergraduate students and others to get quickly up to speed on the basics and the important issues. The text will be especially relevant as large surveys such as LSST and Euclid begin to dominate the astronomical landscape. Designed for a one semester course, it is accessible to anyone with two years of undergraduate physics background.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107129764 20171201
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xii, 264 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface to second edition-- Preface to first edition-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Fundamental observations-- 3. Newton versus Einstein-- 4. Cosmic dynamics-- 5. Model universes-- 6. Measuring cosmological parameters-- 7. Dark matter-- 8. The cosmic microwave background-- 9. Nucleosynthesis and the early Universe-- 10. Inflation and the very early Universe-- 11. Structure formation: gravitational instability-- 12. Structure formation: baryons and photons-- Epilogue-- Bibliography-- Table of useful constants-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107154834 20170403
This second edition of Introduction to Cosmology is an exciting update of an award-winning textbook. It is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy, but is also useful as a supplementary text at higher levels. It explains modern cosmological concepts, such as dark energy, in the context of the Big Bang theory. Its clear, lucid writing style, with a wealth of useful everyday analogies, makes it exceptionally engaging. Emphasis is placed on the links between theoretical concepts of cosmology and the observable properties of the universe, building deeper physical insights in the reader. The second edition includes recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies. It is an ideal textbook for the era of precision cosmology in the accelerating universe.
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