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  • The Edge of Physics

    Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

    by Anil Ananthaswamy

    A scientific and globetrotting exploration of the physics experiments changing the ways we understand our universe.Why is the universe expanding? What is the nature of dark matter? Do other universes exist? In this timely and original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy embarks on a global journey to some of the world’s most inhospitable and dramatic research sites to witness first-hand the ... Read more

    $10.00 AUD

  • Solar Energy

    The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion, technologies and systems

    by Arno Smets and 4 more

    This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications. From the fundamental principles of semiconductor solar cells; through PV technology (crystalline silicon solar cells; thin-film cells; PV modules); to components, design, deployment and performance of PV systems in use. The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, ... Read more


  • A Map of the Invisible

    Journeys into Particle Physics

    by Jon Butterworth

    A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian CoxWhat is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out...Over the last sixty years, scientists around the world have worked together to explore the fundamental constituents of matter, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Megamassive Black Holes and the Steady State Universe

    by Toby Clark

    This treatise offers an alternative paradigm to the 'Big Bang' theory of the origin of the universe. It takes a fresh look at current cosmological knowledge, suggests the existence of and defines a Megamassive Black Hole. The existence of such bodies allows a rational argument for a steady state universe. This paradigm does not require a singularity at a particular moment, arguably the beginning ... Read more


  • Linked

    How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

    by Jennifer Frangos and 1 more

    The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social lifeA cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-Lálórabá, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarity

    A Treatise on Matter, Information, Life and Thought

    by Manfred Eigen

    This book presents a vivid argument for the almost lost idea of a unity of all natural sciences. It starts with the "strange" physics of matter, including particle physics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics, cosmology, relativity and their consequences (Chapter I), and it continues by describing the properties of material systems that are best understood by statistical and phase-space concepts ... Read more

    $311.07 AUD

  • Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

    by Ivan Pelant and 1 more

    This book reviews up-to-date ideas of how the luminescence radiation in semiconductors originates and how to analyze it experimentally. The book fills a gap between general textbooks on optical properties of solids and specialized monographs on luminescence. It is unique in its coherent treatment of the phenomenon of luminescence from the very introductory definitions, from light emission in bulk ... Read more

    $76.11 AUD

  • Condensed Matter Field Theory

    by Alexander Altland and 1 more

    Modern experimental developments in condensed matter and ultracold atom physics present formidable challenges to theorists. This book provides a pedagogical introduction to quantum field theory in many-particle physics, emphasizing the applicability of the formalism to concrete problems. This second edition contains two new chapters developing path integral approaches to classical and quantum ... Read more

    $96.35 AUD

  • It Does Matter!: Different States of Matter (For Kiddie Learners)

    Physics for Kids - Molecular Theory

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Physics Books
    Your child does not have to be a science geek to truly understand the different states of matter. This picture book will serve as an excellent introduction to the subject. With the concepts broken down and presented in cool graphics, young learners will be encouraged to study and love these fundamental scientific concepts. Grab a copy of this book today! ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • The Electrical Properties of Metals and Alloys

    by J.S. Dugdale

    series Dover Books on Physics
    Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics, this classic volume by a prominent authority in the field provides an account of some simple properties of metals and alloys associated with electron transport. Introductory chapters examine the bulk properties of electrical resistivity, the Hall coefficient, and thermoelectric power.Author J. S. Dugdale establishes a picture of ... Read more

    $30.64 AUD

  • Materials Modelling using Density Functional Theory

    Properties and Predictions

    by Feliciano Giustino

    This book is an introduction to the quantum theory of materials and first-principles computational materials modelling. It explains how to use density functional theory as a practical tool for calculating the properties of materials without using any empirical parameters. The structural, mechanical, optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of materials are described within a single unified ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • Liquid Crystalline Semiconductors

    Materials, properties and applications

    by Richard J. Bushby and 2 more

    series Springer Series in Materials Science #169
    Liquid Crystals [LCs] are synthetic functional materials par excellence and are to be found in many types of LCDs; LCs self-assemble into ordered, but fluid, supramolecular structures and domains; they can be oriented in large homogeneous monodomains by electric and magnetic fields, Langmuir Blodgett techniques and also by self-orientation on suitable alignment layers; they are also anisotropic ... Read more

    $197.11 AUD

  • Design, Synthesis and Applications of One-Dimensional Chalcogenide Hetero-Nanostructures

    Novel Metal Sulfide Hetero-Nanorods for Enhancing Solar Energy Conversion

    by Tao-Tao Zhuang

    series Springer Theses
    This thesis focuses on the design and synthesis of novel one-dimensional colloidal chalcogenide hetero-nanostructures for enhancing solar energy conversion applications. Semiconducting nanomaterials are particular attractive for energy conversion due to the quantum confinement effects dictating their unique optical and electronic properties. Steering the photo-induced charge-flow based on unique ... Read more

    $152.12 AUD

  • Astromineralogy

    by Thomas Henning

    series Lecture Notes in Physics #815
    Astromineralogy deals with the science of gathering mineralogical information from the astronomical spectroscopy of asteroids, comets and dust in the circumstellar environments in general. This field has received a tremendous boost with the reliable identification of minerals by the Infrared Space Observatory. The first edition of this book, published in 2003, was the first comprehensive and ... Read more

    $89.09 AUD

  • Electronic Structure

    Basic Theory and Practical Methods

    by Richard M. Martin

    The study of the electronic structure of materials is at a momentous stage, with the emergence of computational methods and theoretical approaches. Many properties of materials can now be determined directly from the fundamental equations for the electrons, providing insights into critical problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science. This book provides a unified exposition of the basic ... Read more

    $78.53 AUD

  • Fundamentals of van der Waals and Casimir Interactions

    by Bo E. Sernelius

    series Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics #102
    This book presents a self-contained derivation of van der Waals and Casimir type dispersion forces, covering the interactions between two atoms but also between microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic objects of various shapes and materials. It also presents detailed and general prescriptions for finding the normal modes and the interactions in layered systems of planar, spherical and cylindrical ... Read more

    $188.09 AUD

  • Analog Electronic Filters

    Theory, Design and Synthesis

    by Hercules G. Dimopoulos

    series Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
    Filters are essential subsystems in a huge variety of electronic systems. Filter applicationsare innumerable; they are used for noise reduction, demodulation, signal detection, multiplexing, sampling, sound and speech processing, transmission line equalization and image processing, to name just a few. In practice, no electronic system can exist without filters. They can be found in everything from ... Read more

    $116.15 AUD

  • Transport Phenomena in Strongly Correlated Fermi Liquids

    by Hiroshi Kontani

    series Springer Tracts in Modern Physics #251
    In conventional metals, various transport coefficients are scaled according to the quasiparticle relaxation time, \tau, which implies that the relaxation time approximation (RTA) holds well. However, such a simple scaling does not hold in many strongly correlated electron systems, reflecting their unique electronic states. The most famous example would be cuprate high-Tc superconductors (HTSCs), ... Read more

    $161.14 AUD

  • Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids

    Volume 2

    by Edward D. Palik

    This handbook--a sequel to the widely used Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids--contains critical reviews and tabulated values of indexes of refraction (n) and extinction coefficients (k) for almost 50 materials that were not covered in the original handbook. For each material, the best known n and k values have been carefully tabulated, from the x-ray to millimeter-wave region of the spectrum ... Read more

    $554.39 AUD

  • Spin Glasses

    Criticality and Energy Landscapes

    by Marco Baity Jesi

    series Springer Theses
    This thesis addresses the surprising features of zero-temperature statics and dynamics of several spin glass models, including correlations between soft spins that arise spontaneously during avalanches, and the discovery of localized states that involve the presence of two-level systems. It also presents the only detailed historiographical research on the spin glass theory. Despite the extreme ... Read more

    $152.12 AUD

  • Classical Statistical Mechanics with Nested Sampling

    by Robert John Nicholas Baldock

    series Springer Theses
    This thesis develops a nested sampling algorithm into a black box tool for directly calculating the partition function, and thus the complete phase diagram of a material, from the interatomic potential energy function. It represents a significant step forward in our ability to accurately describe the finite temperature properties of materials. In principle, the macroscopic phases of matter are ... Read more

    $152.12 AUD

  • Multicomponent Polymeric Materials

    by Jin Kuk Kim and 2 more

    series Springer Series in Materials Science #223
    The book offers an in-depth review of the materials design and manufacturing processes employed in the development of multi-component or multiphase polymer material systems. This field has seen rapid growth in both academic and industrial research, as multiphase materials are increasingly replacing traditional single-component materials in commercial applications. Many obstacles can be overcome by ... Read more

    $242.10 AUD

  • Three-Dimensional Nanoarchitectures

    Designing Next-Generation Devices

    by Weilie Zhou and 1 more

    Devices built from three-dimensional nanoarchitectures offer a number of advantages over those based on thin-film technology, such as larger surface area to enhance the sensitivity of sensors, to collect more sunlight to improve the efficiency of solar cells, and to supply higher density emitters for increased resolution in flat panel displays. Three-dimensional nanoscale assembly has already been ... Read more

    $215.15 AUD

  • Quantum Physics of Light and Matter

    A Modern Introduction to Photons, Atoms and Many-Body Systems

    by Luca Salasnich

    series UNITEXT for Physics
    The book gives an introduction to the field quantization (second quantization) of light and matter with applications to atomic physics. The first chapter briefly reviews the origins of special relativity and quantum mechanics and the basic notions of quantum information theory and quantum statistical mechanics. The second chapter is devoted to the second quantization of the electromagnetic field, ... Read more

    $76.55 AUD