Science and Advanced Math

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Theoretical Immunology, Part Two

Alan S. Perelson

First Edition • April 22, 2003 • 432 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$64.50 CAD

Assuming that the complex phenomena underlying the operation of the immune system may be better understood through the collaborative efforts of theorists and experimentalists viewing the same phenomena in different ways, the Sante Fe Institute and the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsored a workshop entitled Theoretical Immunology.…

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Theoretical Immunology, Part One

Alan S. Perelson

First Edition • April 22, 2003 • 432 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$64.50 CAD

Assuming that the complex phenomena underlying the operation of the immune system may be better understood through the collaborative efforts of theorists and experimentalists viewing the same phenomena in different ways, the Sante Fe Institute and the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsored a workshop entitled Theoretical Immunology.…

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Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth

Naomi Oreskes

First Edition • February 7, 2003 • 448 pages

Print: $59.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

Can anyone today imagine the earth without its puzzle-piece construction of plate tectonics? The very term, “plate tectonics,” coined only thirty-five years ago, is now part of the vernacular, part of everyone’s understanding of the way the earth works.The theory, research, data collection, and analysis that came together in the late 1960’s…

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Vectors And Tensors In Engineering And Physics

Donald Danielson

Second Edition • January 29, 2003 • 288 pages

Print: $62.00 USD/$52.50 CAD

Vectors and Tensors in Engineering and Physics develops the calculus of tensor fields and uses this mathematics to model the physical world. This new edition includes expanded derivations and solutions, and new applications. The book provides equations for predicting: the rotations of gyroscopes and other axisymmetric solids, derived from Euler’s…

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Statistical Thermodynamics of Surfaces, Interfaces, and Membranes

Samuel Safran

First Edition • January 8, 2003 • 284 pages

Print: $68.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

Understanding the structural and thermodynamic properties of surfaces, interfaces, and membranes is important for both fundamental and practical reasons. Important applications include coatings, dispersants, encapsulating agents, and biological materials. Soft materials, important in the development of new materials and the basis of many biological systems, cannot be designed using trial…

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Physics Of Laser Plasma Interactions

William Kruer

First Edition • January 8, 2003 • 202 pages

Print: $62.00 USD/$47.50 CAD

Based on a graduate course in plasma physics taught at University of California, Davis, this classic book provides a concise overview and a physically-motivated treatment of the major plasma processes which determine the interaction of intense light waves with plasmas. It also includes a discussion of basic plasma concepts, plasma…

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Semiclassical Physics

Matthias Brack; Rajat Bhaduri

First Edition • January 8, 2003 • 476 pages

Print: $69.00 USD/$57.50 CAD

Semiclassical Physics explores the fascinating and deep connection between classical motion and quantum fluctuations. The book conveys a way of describing quantum effects in a physical system using the periodic orbit theory of Gutzwiller, which focuses on the classical dynamics of the system. The authors seek to demonstrate its usefulness for…

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Solar Neutrinos: The First Thirty Years

John Bahcall; Raymond Davis, Jr.; Peter Parker; Roger Ulrich; Alexei Smirnov

First Edition • September 1, 2002 • 486 pages

Print: $72.00 USD/$57.50 CAD

The papers reprinted in this book depict a research field that is poised to answer some of the fundamental questions of twentieth-century physics and astronomy: How does the sun shine? What is the dark matter? Is there new physics beyond the standard model? This book is of interest to students…

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Feynman and Computation

Anthony Hey

First Edition • June 1, 2002 • 462 pages

Print: $67.00 USD/$53.99 CAD

Between 1984 and 1986, when Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men…

Feynman Lectures on Gravitation

Richard Feynman; Fernando Morinigo; William Wagner, Edited by Brian Hatfield; David Pines

First Edition • June 1, 2002 • 272 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$52.50 CAD

The Feynman Lectures on Gravitation are based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 1962–63 academic year. For several years prior to these lectures, Feynman thought long and hard about the fundamental problems in gravitational physics, yet he published very…

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