Science and Advanced Math

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Conformal Field Theory: New Non-perturbative Methods in String and Field Theory

Yavuz Nutku; Cihan Saclioglu; Teoman Turgut

First Edition • February 1, 2004 • 416 pages

Print: $69.00 USD/$109.99 CAD

Quantum field theory has been with us for over 75 years, but it is only in the last 25 that physicists and mathematicians have jointly ventured out to explore its realms beyond the reach of perturbation theory, to the great benefit of both disciplines. Conformal Field Theory consists of pedagogical…

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Introduction to Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Ray Physics

Pierre Sokolsky

First Edition • January 30, 2004 • 224 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$51.50 CAD

Cosmic ray physics has recently attracted a great deal of attention from the high energy physics community because of the discovery of new sources and the advent of new techniques. The result of a series of lectures prepared for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, this book is a general introduction…

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The Framework of Plasma Physics

Richard D. Hazeltine; Francois L. Waelbroeck

First Edition • January 23, 2004 • 342 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$64.99 CAD

Plasma physics is a necessary part of our understanding of stellar and galactic structure. It determines the magnetospheric environment of the earth and other planets; it forms the research frontier in such areas as nuclear fusion, advanced accelerators, and high power lasers; and its applications to various industrial processes (such…

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Exploring Chaos: Theory and Experiment

Brian Davies

First Edition • October 1, 2003 • 256 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$61.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

This book presents elements of the theory of chaos in dynamical systems in a framework of theoretical understanding coupled with numerical and graphical experimentation. The theory is developed using only elementary calculus and algebra, and includes dynamics of one-and two-dimensional maps, periodic orbits, stability and its quantification, chaotic behavior, and…

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Catastrophe Theory

Domencio Castrigiano; Sandra Hayes

Second Edition • September 1, 2003 • 280 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$77.50 CAD

Catastrophe Theory was introduced in the 1960s by the renowned Fields Medal mathematician Rene’ Thom as a part of the general theory of local singularities. Since then it has found applications across many areas, including biology, economics, and chemical kinetics. By investigating the phenomena of bifurcation and chaos, Catastrophe Theory…

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Journeys Beyond the Standard Model

Pierre Ramond

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 390 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$64.99 CAD

This book should be at the side of every particle and nuclear physics graduate student and professional. Journeys Beyond the Standard Model starts with a detailed and modern account of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, the paradigm of particle physics for the last twenty years. Its timely release…

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Nonlinear Optics

Alan Newell; Jerome Moloney

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 450 pages

Print: $69.00 USD/$57.50 CAD

Nonlinear optics, the study of the nonlinear effects associated with the propagation of light through matter, is so scientifically rich and technologically promising that it is destined to become one of the most important areas of scientific research into the next century. This book is written for graduate students or…

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Contaminated Communities: Coping With Residential Toxic Exposure, Second Edition

Michael R Edelstein

Second Edition • August 1, 2003 • 352 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

In this wholly revised Second Edition, Michael Edelstein draws on his thirty years as a community activist to provide a much-expanded theoretical foundation for understanding the psychosocial impacts of toxic contamination. Informed by social psychological theory and an extensive survey of documented cases of toxic exposure, and enlivened by excerpts…

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Unifying Themes in Complex Systems, Volume 1: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Complex Systems

Yaneer Bar-yam

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 694 pages

Print: $79.00 USD/$81.50 CAD

The study of complex systems has attracted a broad range of researchers from many disciplines spanning both the hard and soft sciences. In the Autumn of 1997, 300 of these researchers came together for the First International Conference on Complex Systems. The proceedings of this conference is the first book…

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Are There Really Neutrinos?: An Evidential History

Allan Franklin

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 384 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

In this intriguing and accessible book, physicist Allan Franklin examines the experiments on neutrino oscillations. He argues that this history gives us good reason to believe in the existence of the neutrino, a particle that interacts so weakly with matter that its interaction length is measured in light years of…

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