Publication Date: November 12, 2002 | ISBN-10: 0817642285 | ISBN-13: 978-0817642280 | Edition: 1st | pdf | 471 pages | 17.69 MB

Physics has long been regarded as a wellspring of mathematical problems. Mathematical Methods in Physics is a self-contained presentation, driven by historic motivations, excellent examples, detailed proofs, and a focus on those parts of mathematics that are needed in more ambitious courses on quantum mechanics and classical and quantum field theory. Aimed primarily at a broad community of graduate students in mathematics, mathematical physics, physics and engineering, as well as researchers in these disciplines.]]>

Published: 2005-04-29 | ISBN: 0824723112 | PDF | 552 pages | 6 MB

Emphasizing the urgent need to clearly understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in COPD, this reference provides an up-to-date perspective on the inflammatory cells, mediators, and molecular pathology of COPD.]]>

Published: 2011-10-28 | ISBN: 1845697006 | PDF | 640 pages | 6 MB

Wound repair is an important and lucrative sector of the medical industry. Consequently significant and increasingly sophisticated biomaterials and strategies are continuously being developed. Advanced Wound Repair Therapies will provide readers with up-to-date information on fundamental, emerging and cutting-edge biomaterials concerned with healing internal and external surgical and traumatic wounds. Part 1 provides readers with an introduction to chronic wounds. Part 2 analyzes therapies for chronic wounds. Chapters in Part 3 discuss molecular therapies for chronic wounds whilst Part 4 reviews biologically-derived and cell-based therapies for chronic wounds. The final group of chapters cover physical stimulation therapies for chronic wounds.]]>

Published: 2006-02-01 | ISBN: 3540300600 | PDF | 126 pages | 8 MB

Fluorescein angiography is an indispensable tool in ophthalmology. It is founded on the evaluation of phenomena related to the behavior intravenously administered sodium fluorescein in the tissues of the ocular fundus. This book deals with the morphological prerequisites and structural changes on which the individual phenomena are based. It provides the retina specialist, the general ophthalmologist, and the basic scientist with valuable information toward understanding the nature and mechanism of the underlying disorders.]]>

Published: 2011-10-24 | ISBN: 3527324712 | PDF | 406 pages | 3 MB

This monograph provides comprehensive coverage of technologies which integrate adsorption and biological processes in water and wastewater treatment. The authors provide both an introduction to the topic as well as a detailed discussion of theoretical and practical considerations.]]>

Published: 2000-10-10 | ISBN: 3527277269 | PDF | 470 pages | 8 MB

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has funded the work of an interdisciplinary group of researchers from 1984-1995 to promote basic research in chemistry and physics of macromolecular systems. This final report documents the results in form of reviews and original publications. It covers the fields of photoelectric, thermal, optical, and magnetic properties of macromolecular solids (polymers and polymer crystals), micellar structures, liquid crystals, and biopolymers and surfactant systems.]]>

Published: 2004-04-08 | ISBN: 0805849246 | PDF | 433 pages | 30 MB

Emotional, as well as physical distress, is a heritage from our hominid ancestors; it has been experienced by every group of human beings since our emergence as a species. And every known culture has developed systems of conceptualization and intervention for addressing it.

The editors have brought together leading psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, and others to consider the interaction of psychosocial, biological, and cultural variables as they influence the assessment of health and illness and the course of therapy. ]]>

Published: 2007-09-19 | ISBN: 1584885807 | PDF | 440 pages | 3 MB

From the algebraic properties of a complete number field, to the analytic properties imposed by the Cauchy integral formula, to the geometric qualities originating from conformality, Complex Variables: A Physical Approach with Applications and MATLAB explores all facets of this subject, with particular emphasis on using theory in practice.]]>

Published: 2006-07-24 | ISBN: 0521847591 | PDF | 238 pages | 8 MB

The Local Group of galaxies consists of the Milky Way and all of its neighbors. The proximity of these galaxies allows for detailed studies of the processes that have led to their formation, structures, and evolution. In particular, studies of the Local Group can test predictions of structure formation that are based on dark energy and cold dark matter. This book presents a collection of review papers, written by world experts, on some of the most important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. It is an invaluable resource for both professional researchers and graduate students in this cutting-edge area of research.]]>

Published: 2005-09-29 | ISBN: 0521020360, 0521582881 | PDF | 404 pages | 9 MB

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory of magnetic field line reconnection, now a major subject in plasma physics. Biskamp focuses on the various reconnection mechanisms dominating magnetic processes under the different plasma conditions encountered in astrophysical systems and in laboratory fusion devices.]]>

Published: 2002-07-31 | ISBN: 1402008104 | PDF | 317 pages | 10 MB

The main purpose of the book is to present a description of the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity and to discuss the physics of high-temperature superconductors, both entirely based on experimental facts. The pairing mechanism of this remarkable phenomenon is based on an anomaly found in tunneling (V) characteristics of some cuprates. By using the soliton theory, it is then shown that this anomaly is caused by pairs of quasi-one dimensional excitations - bisolitons - bound due to a moderately strong, nonlinear electron-phonon interaction. At the same time, analysis of experimental data unambiguously shows that magnetic (spin) fluctuations mediate the phase coherence in cuprates. The mechanism of superconductivity in quasi-one dimensional organic superconductors and heavy fermions is discussed too. In cuprates, the origins of five different energy/temperature scales are identified. Finally, three main principles of superconductivity are introduced at the end of the book. Analysis of tunneling and angle-resolved photoemission measurements is presented in the last chapter. The book which contains 300 pages with 180 illustrations is addressed to researchers and graduate students in all branches of exact sciences.]]>

Published: 2008-12-26 | ISBN: 0123747414 | PDF | 628 pages | 9 MB

This is a fast-moving field, and these detailed methods will help drive advances in stem cell research. The editors have hand selected step-by-step methods from researchers with extensive reputations and expertise.

This volume, as part of the Reliable Lab Solutions series, delivers busy researchers a handy, time-saving source for the best methods and protocols in stem cells.]]>

Published: 2013-07-02 | ISBN: 1461457246 | PDF | 824 pages | 7 MB

Hidden HarmonyвЂ”Geometric Fantasies describes the history of complex function theory from its origins to 1914, when the essential features of the modern theory were in place. It is the first history of mathematics devoted to complex function theory, and it draws on a wide range of published and unpublished sources. In addition to an extensive and detailed coverage of the three founders of the subjectвЂ”Cauchy, Riemann, and WeierstrassвЂ”it looks at the contributions of great mathematicians from dвЂ™Alembert to PoincarГ©, and Laplace to Weyl.

Select chapters examine the rise and importance of elliptic function theory, differential equations in the complex domain, geometric function theory, and the early years of complex function theory in several variables. Unique emphasis has been placed on the creation of a textbook tradition in complex analysis by considering some seventy textbooks in nine different languages. This book is not a mere sequence of disembodied results and theories, but offers a comprehensive picture of the broad cultural and social context in which the main players lived and worked by paying attention to the rise of mathematical schools and of contrasting national traditions.]]>

Published: 2013-06-27 | ISBN: 3642369316 | PDF | 300 pages | 5 MB

Various effects of the atmosphere have to be considered in space geodesy and all of them are described and treated consistently in this textbook. Two chapters are concerned with ionospheric and tropospheric path delays of microwave and optical signals used by space geodetic techniques, such as the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), or Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR). It is explained how these effects are best reduced and modelled to improve the accuracy of space geodetic measurements. Other chapters are on the deformation of the EarthвЂ™s crust due to atmospheric loading, on atmospheric excitation of Earth rotation, and on atmospheric effects on gravity field measurements from special satellite missions such as CHAMP, GRACE, and GOCE. All chapters have been written by staff members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien who are experts in the particular fields.]]>

Published: 2012-07-31 | ISBN: 3642279996 | PDF | 400 pages | 7 MB

This series of reference books describes the sciences of different fields in and around geodesy. Each chapter, is written by experts in the respective fields and covers an individual field and describes the history, theory, the objective, the technology, and the development, the highlight of the research, the applications, the problems, as well as future directions. Contents of Volume II include: Geodetic LEO Satellite Missions, Satellite Altimetry, Airborne Lidar, GNSS Software Receiver, Geodetic Boundary Problem, GPS and INS, VLBI, Geodetic Reference Systems, Spectral Analysis, Earth Tide and Ocean Loading Tide, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Occultation, Geopotential Determination, Geoid Determination, Local Gravity Field, Geopotential Determination, Magnet Field, Mobile Mapping, General Relativity, Wide-area Precise Positioning etc.]]>