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Handbook of accelerator physics and engineering by Alexander Wu Chao( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Advances in wave turbulence by Victor Shrira( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
1. Wave turbulence: a story far from over / Alan C. Newell and Benno Rumpf -- 2. Fluctuations of the energy flux in wave turbulence / S. Aumaître, E. Falcon and S. Fauve -- 3. Wave turbulence in astrophysics / Sebastien Galtier -- 4. Optical wave turbulence / S. K. Turitsyn ... [et al.] -- 5. Wave turbulence in a thin elastic plate: the sound of the Kolmogorov spectrum? / G. Düring and N. Mordant -- 6. Gravity wave turbulence in a large flume / R. Bedard, S. Lukaschuk and S. Nazarenko -- 7. Towards a new picture of wave turbulence / V. I. Shrira and S. Y. Annenkov
Order, disorder and criticality : advanced problems of phase transition theory by Yurij Holovatch( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Introduction to the non-perturbative renormalization group -- Introduction to critical dynamics -- Spacetime approach to phase transitions -- Representations of self-organized criticality -- Phase transitions in the pseudospin-electron model
Engines of discovery : a century of particle accelerators by A. M Sessler( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ch. I. Electrostatic accelerators -- ch. II. Cyclotrons -- ch. III. Linear accelerators -- ch. IV. Betatrons -- ch. V. Synchrotrons -- ch. VI. Colliders -- ch. VII. Detectors -- ch. VIII. Sychrotron radiation sources -- ch. IX. Cancer therapy accelerators -- ch. X. Past, present and future -- ch. XI. A final word
Wet granular matter : a truly complex fluid by S Herminghaus( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This is a monograph written for the young and advanced researcher who is entering the field of wet granular matter and keen to understand the basic physical principles governing this state of soft matter. It treats wet granulates as an instance of a ternary system, consisting of the grains, a primary, and a secondary fluid. After addressing wetting phenomena in general and outlining the basic facts on dry granular systems, a chapter on basic mechanisms and their effects is dedicated to every region of the ternary phase diagram. Effects of grain shape and roughness are considered as well. Rather than addressing engineering aspects such as existing books on this topic do, the book aims to provide a generalized framework suitable for those who want to understand these systems on a more fundamental basis
Advances in analysis and control of time-delayed dynamical systems by Jian-Qiao Sun( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Analysis and control of time-delayed systems have been applied in a wide range of applications, ranging from mechanical, control, economic, to biological systems. Over the years, there has been a steady stream of interest in time-delayed dynamic systems, this book takes a snap shot of recent research from the world leading experts in analysis and control of dynamic systems with time delay to provide a bird's eye view of its development. The topics covered in this book include solution methods, stability analysis and control of periodic dynamic systems with time delay, bifurcations, stochastic dynamics and control, delayed-hamiltonian systems, uncertain dynamic systems with time delay, and experimental investigations of delayed structural control. This book can be a valuable reference to the researchers in the areas of mechanical, civil, structural, aerospace, naval, and electrical engineers, and can serve as a study guide to graduate students persuing research in the area of dynamics and control."--Page 4 of cover
Modeling indoor air pollution by Darrell W Pepper( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Emission of pollutants and their accumulation due to poor ventilation and air exchange are serious problems currently under investigation by many researchers. Of particular concern are issues involving air quality within buildings. Toxic fumes and airborne diseases are known to produce undesirable odors, eye and nose irritations, sickness, and occasionally death. Other products such as tobacco smoke and carbon monoxide can also have serious health effects on people exposed to a poorly ventilated environment; studies indicate that indirect or passive smoking can also lead to lung cancer. Design for prevention or remediation of indoor air pollution requires expertise in optimizing geometrical configurations; knowledge of HVAC systems, perceived or expected contaminants and source locations; and economics. Much of the design concept involves ways in which to optimize the benefits or balance the advantages and disadvantages of various configurations and equipment. The fact that a room or building will conceivably become contaminated is generally an accepted fact - to what extent indoor air pollution will become critical is not really known until it happens. A series of numerical models that run in MATLAB are described in the text and placed on the Web. These models include the finite difference method, finite volume method, finite element method, the boundary element method, particle-in-cell, meshless methods, and lagrangian particle transport. In addition, all example problems can be run using COMSOL, a commercial finite-element-based computer code with a great deal of flexibility and application. By accessing AutoCad ICES or DWG file structures, COMSOL permits a building floor plan to be captured and the interior walls discretized into elements
Design of pile foundations in liquefiable soils by Gopal Madabhushi( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Pile foundations are the most common form of deep foundations that are used both onshore and offshore to transfer large superstructural loads into competent soil strata. This book provides many case histories of failure of pile foundations due to earthquake loading and soil liquefaction. Based on the observed case histories, the possible mechanisms of failure of the pile foundations are postulated. The book also deals with the additional loading attracted by piles in liquefiable soils due to lateral spreading of sloping ground. Recent research at Cambridge forms the backbone of this book with the design methodologies being developed directly based on quantified centrifuge test results and numerical analysis." "The book provides designers and practicing civil engineers with a sound knowledge of pile behaviour in liquefiable soils and easy-to-use methods to design pile foundations in seismic regions. For graduate students and researchers, it brings together the latest research findings on pile foundations in a way that is relevant to geotechnical practice."--Jacket
Glassy disordered systems : glass formation and universal anomalous low-energy properties by Michael I Klinger( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The present book describes the fundamental features of glassy disordered systems at high temperatures (close to the liquid-to-glass transition) and for the first time in a book, the universal anomalous properties of glasses at low energies (i.e. temperatures/frequencies lower than the Debye values) are depicted. Several important theoretical models for both the glass formation and the universal anomalous properties of glasses are described and analyzed. The origin and main features of soft atomic-motion modes and their excitations, as well as their role in the anomalous properties, are considered in detail. It is shown particularly that the soft-mode model gives rise to a consistent description of the anomalous properties. Additional manifestations of the soft modes in glassy phenomena are described. Other models of the anomalous glassy properties can be considered as limit cases of the soft-mode model for either very low or moderately low temperatures/frequencies
Relative index theory, determinants and torsion for open manifolds by Jürgen Eichhorn( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
For closed manifolds, there is a highly elaborated theory of number-valued invariants, attached to the underlying manifold, structures and differential operators. On open manifolds, nearly all of this fails, with the exception of some special classes. The goal of this monograph is to establish for open manifolds, structures and differential operators an applicable theory of number-valued relative invariants. This is of great use in the theory of moduli spaces for nonlinear partial differential equations and mathematical physics. The book is self-contained: in particular, it contains an outline of the necessary tools from nonlinear Sobolev analysis
Multiscale and multiresolution approaches in turbulence : LES, DES and hybrid RANS/LES methods : applications and guidelines by Pierre Sagaut( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The book aims to provide the reader with an updated general presentation of multiscale/multiresolution approaches in turbulent flow simulations. All modern approaches (LES, hybrid RANS/LES, DES, SAS) are discussed and recast in a global comprehensive framework. Both theoretical features and practical implementation details are addressed. Some full scale applications are described, to provide the reader with relevant guidelines to facilitate a future use of these methods
Elementary particles and emergent phase space by Piotr Źenczykowski( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The Standard Model of elementary particles, although very successful, contains various elements that are put in by hand. Understanding their origin requires going beyond the model and searching for 'new physics'. The present book elaborates on one particular proposal concerning such physics. While the original conception is 50 years old, it has not lost its appeal over time. Its basic idea is that space--an arena of events treated in the Standard Model as a classical background--is a concept which emerges from a strictly discrete quantum layer in the limit of large quantum numbers. This book discusses an extension of this view by replacing space with phase space. It combines the results of the author's research papers and places them in much broader philosophical and phenomenological contexts, thus providing further arguments in favor of the proposed alternative. The book should be of interest to the philosophically-minded readers who are willing to contemplate unorthodox ideas on the very nature of the world"--Provided by publisher
Lattice Boltzmann method and its applications in engineering by Zhaoli Guo( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is a relatively new simulation technique for the modeling of complex fluid systems and has attracted interest from researchers in computational physics. Unlike the traditional CFD methods, which solve the conservation equations of macroscopic properties (i.e., mass, momentum, and energy) numerically, LBM models the fluid consisting of fictive particles, and such particles perform consecutive propagation and collision processes over a discrete lattice mesh. This book will cover the fundamental and practical application of LBM. The first part of the book consists of three chapters starting form the theory of LBM, basic models, initial and boundary conditions, theoretical analysis, to improved models. The second part of the book consists of six chapters, address applications of LBM in various aspects of computational fluid dynamic engineering, covering areas, such as thermo-hydrodynamics, compressible flows, multicomponent/multiphase flows, microscale flows, flows in porous media, turbulent flows, and suspensions. With these coverage LBM, the book intended to promote its applications, instead of the traditional computational fluid dynamic method
Science sifting : tools for innovation in science and technology by Rodney R Dietert( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers. The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond
Back-of-the-envelope quantum mechanics : with extensions to many-body systems and integrable PDEs by M Olshanii( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Dimensional and order-of-magnitude estimates are practiced by almost everybody but taught almost nowhere. When physics students engage in their first theoretical research project, they soon learn that exactly solvable problems belong only to textbooks, that numerical models are long and resource consuming, and that "something else" is needed to quickly gain insight into the system they are going to study. Qualitative methods are this "something else", but typically, students have never heard of them before. The aim of this book is to teach the craft of qualitative analysis using a set of problems, some with solutions and some without, in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate quantum mechanics. Examples include a dimensional analysis solution for the spectrum of a quartic oscillator, simple WKB formulas for the matrix elements of a coordinate in a gravitational well, and a three-line-long estimate for the ionization energy of atoms uniformly valid across the whole periodic table. The pièce de résistance in the collection is a series of dimensional analysis questions in integrable nonlinear partial differential equations with no dimensions existing a priori. Solved problems include the relationship between the size and the speed of solitons of the Korteweg-de Vries equation and an expression for the oscillation period of a nonlinear Schrödinger breather as a function of its width
When the universe took a u-turn by B. G Sidharth( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments. When particle physics stagnated in the early seventies, a new development emerged - String Theory. For the past 25 years, String Theory, popularly called the "Theory of Everything", has mesmerized not just scientists, but also the general public. Yet a closer scrutiny today reveals that it is no more than a mathematical marvel. It has neither predicted anything nor has it been anywhere near verification. We are essentially where we were in the early seventies. Another chronic problem that Einstein had abandoned was the unified description of his theory of General Relativity that deals with the Universe at large and Electromagnetism which is to do with particles. Such a description is necessary even if it warrants a radical departure from our time-honoured ideas of space and time. A bright spot has now appeared in Cosmology. Iconoclastic observations in the past years have shown that the Universe is actually accelerating, driven by a mysterious Dark Energy. This book takes the lay reader through these uncharted waters and mind-boggling developments on an unimaginable journey from the ultra small to the farthest stretches conceivable, via such imagination defying concepts as extra dimensions and multiple universes
Advances in multi-photon processes and spectroscopy by Y Fujimura( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This volume presents recent progress and perspectives in multi-photon processes and spectroscopy of atoms, ions, molecules and solids. The subjects in the series cover the experimental and theoretical investigations in the interdisciplinary research fields of natural science including chemistry, physics, bioscience and material science. This volume is the latest volume in a series that is a pioneer in compiling review articles of nonlinear interactions of photons and matter. It has made an essential contribution to the development and promotion of the related research fields. In view of the rapid growth in multi-photon processes and multi-photon spectroscopy, care has been taken to ensure that the review articles contained in the series are readable not only by active researchers but also those who are not yet experts but intend to enter the field
Fundamental concepts in computer science ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book presents fundamental contributions to computer science as written and recounted by those who made the contributions themselves. As such, it is a highly original approach to a "living history" of the field of computer science. The scope of the book is broad in that it covers all aspects of computer science, going from the theory of computation, the theory of programming, and the theory of computer system performance, all the way to computer hardware and to major numerical applications of computers
The resilience of networked infrastructure systems by Mayada Omer( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This volume elaborates on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of resilience. Reviewing the literature exploring the concept of resilience in engineering, it discusses resilience in terms of the various definitions used, the methodologies proposed to characterize resilience, and the metrics put forward to quantify the resilience of specific service infrastructure systems. The review also identifies the key factors that contribute to organizational resilience. The concept of resilience is compared to other system properties such as reliability, robustness, flexibility and agility, by taking into consideration what systems are prepared against (types of failure), the causes of failure in systems (uncertainty), and how systems react to overcome failure (level of adaptability). A review is also provided of several resilience-enabling schemes, which improve resilience by reducing vulnerability and increasing adaptive capacity. The book puts forward a new framework, the Networked Infrastructure Resilience Assessment (NIRA) framework, through which the resilience of systems can be measured by assessing the impact of disruptions on key performance measures. By applying the framework to various case studies, the book demonstrates the ability of the proposed framework to assess resilience across a wide variety of networked infrastructure systems. The case studies probe the resilience of the following critical infrastructure systems in the face of specific disruptive events: telecommunication, transportation, maritime transportation and organizational networks. This text is intended for all levels of academia - from undergraduate through to research level - as well as professionals and decision-makers involved in the development, analysis and evaluation of infrastructure systems
 
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