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New Books: April 2010

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Here are the latest Physics and Astronomy books in Walter Library. You can view the entire list on our New Books Website.

QB1 .I584 2008
Proceedings of the International School on Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISAA-2008), March 28-April 6, 2008 (Chaitra 15-24, 2064), Kathmandu, Nepal.
[Kathmandu : B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory, and Science Museum Development Board, 2008]
90 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB32 .H43 2010
The heavens on earth : observatories and astronomy in nineteenth-century science and culture 
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010.
xii, 384 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB213 .C36 2009
Canales, Jimena.
A tenth of a second : a history 
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
xii, 269 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB791 .P774 2010
Protoplanetary dust : astrochemical and cosmochemical perspectives 
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xviii, 377 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QB980 .C75 2008
2nd Crisis in Cosmology Conference, CCC-2 : proceedings of a conference held at Port Angeles, Washington, USA, 7-11 September 2008 
San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific, c2009.
xiii, 323 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC1 .L4x 794 
The jet paradigm : from microquasars to quasars 
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xi, 290 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC1 .L4x 785 
The physics of the quark-gluon plasma : introductory lectures 
Berlin : Springer, c2010.
ix, 369 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC1 .L4x 796 
Lyle, S. N. (Stephen N.)
Self-force and inertia : old light on new ideas 
Berlin : Springer, c2010.
xv, 405 p.
Lecture notes in physics, 
Link to MnCat Record

QC16.S76 S48 2010
Seth, Suman, 1974-
Crafting the quantum : Arnold Sommerfeld and the practice of theory, 1890-1926 
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010.
viii, 378 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC24.5 .A53 2010
Ananthaswamy, Anil.
The edge of physics : a journey to Earth's extremes to unlock the secrets of the universe 
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
322 p.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Blumel, R. (Reinhold)
Foundations of quantum mechanics [electronic resource] : from photons to quantum computers 
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=33187
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.12 .V43 2010
Vedral, Vlatko.
Decoding reality : the universe as quantum information.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010.
x, 229 p. ; 23 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.13 .B47 2009
Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-
Quantum leaps 
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
vi, 230 p. ; 19 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.8 .T83 2010
Tuckerman, Mark E.
Statistical mechanics : theory and molecular simulation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xv, 696 p. ; 26 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC174.9 .S78 2010
Studying kinetics with neutrons : prospects for time-resolved neutron scattering.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xv, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC178 .M395 2009
The Planck scale : proceedings of the XXV Max Born Symposium, Wroclaw, Poland, 29 June-3 July 2009 
Melville, New York : American Institute of Physics, 2009.
viii, 300 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC178 .P226 2010
Padmanabhan, T. (Thanu), 1957-
Gravitation : foundations and frontiers 
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
xxviii, 700 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC327 .G46 2010
Georgescu, Adelina.
Stability criteria for fluid flows 
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2010.
xvi, 399 p.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Handbook of optics. Volume I, Geometrical and physical optics, polarized light, components and intruments [electronic resource] 
3rd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings)
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=2839
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Handbook of optics. Volume II, Design, fabrication and testing, sources and detectors, radiometry and photometry [electronic resource] 
3rd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings)
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=2803

E Book
Handbook of optics. Volume III, Vision and vision optics [electronic resource] 
3rd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings)
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=2804

E Book
Handbook of optics. Volume IV, Optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics, quantum optics [electronic resource] 
3rd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings)
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=2805
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Handbook of optics. Volume V, Atmospheric optics, modulators, fiber optics, X-ray and neutron optics [electronic resource] 
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
1 v. (various pagings)
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.knovel.com/knovel2/Toc.jsp?BookID=2806
Link to MnCat Record

QC611 .B64 2010
Boer, K. W. (Karl Wolfgang), 1926-
Introduction to space charge effects in semiconductors.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xiii, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Pelosi, Giuseppe.
Quick finite elements for electromagnetic waves, second edition [electronic resource] 
2nd ed.
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=32819
Link to MnCat Record

E Book
Cullity, B. D. (Bernard Dennis)
Introduction to magnetic materials, second edition [electronic resource] 
2nd ed.
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com [2005?]
Full Text: https://www.lib.umn.edu/slog.phtml?url=http://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=27274
Link to MnCat Record

QC793.3.C58 D34 2010
Dafermos, C. M. (Constantine M.)
Hyperbolic conservation laws in continuum physics.
3rd ed.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2010.
xxxv, 708 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC793.5.N4628 I575 2009
Neutron and x-ray scattering in advancing materials research : proceedings of the International Conference on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 2009 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June-1 July 2009.
Meville, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2009.
xx, 241 p. ; 28 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC794.6.S85 G83 2010
Gubser, Steven Scott, 1972-
The little book of string theory 
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.
174 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QC903.2.A35 T68 2009
Toulmin, Camilla.
Climate change in Africa.
London ; New York : Zed Books in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2009.
xiii, 172 p. ; 20 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QC995 .E296 2010
Edwards, Paul N.
A vast machine : computer models, climate data, and the politics of global warming 
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010.
xxvii, 518 p.
Link to MnCat Record

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