August 2016

New this month!  Links to book reviews and other related articles are provided (when available).

QC355.3 .V36 2016 . . . . ATOMS AND MOLECULES INTERACTING WITH LIGHT: ATOMIC PHYSICS FOR THE LASER ERA. By Peter van der Straten and Harold Metcalf. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.  [Reviewed in Optics and Photonics]

QB991 .E94 S54 2016 . . . . BEYOND THE GALAXY: HOW HUMANITY LOOKED BEYOND OUR MILKY WAY AND DISCOVERED THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. By Ethan Siegel. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

QC20 .M36 V.34 . . . . BULK AND BOUNDARY INVARIANTS FOR COMPLEX TOPOLOGICAL INSULATORS: FROM K-THEORY TO PHYSICS. By Emil Prodan and Hermann Schulz-Baldes. Cham: Springer, 2016. [Mathematical Physics Studies, v. 34]

QC809 .P5 B87 2015 . . . . COLLISIONLESS SHOCKS IN SPACE PLASMAS: STRUCTURE AND ACCELERATED PARTICLES. By David Burgess and Manfred Scholer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. [Atmospheric and Space Science Series]

QC793.5 .B62 P36 2016 . . . . THE COMPOSITE NAMBU-GOLDSTONE HIGGS. By Giuliano Panico and Andrea Wulzer. Cham: Springer, 2016. [Lecture Notes in Physics, v. 913]  (also available online)

QD945 .M67 2015 . . . . COMPUTER SIMULATION TOOLS FOR X-RAY ANALYSIS: SCATTERING AND DIFFRACTION METHODS. By Sérgio Luiz Morelhão. Cham: Springer, 2015.  [Graduate Texts in Physics]  (also available online)

QC176 .H8313 2016 . . . . CONDUCTORS, SEMICONDUCTORS, SUPERCONDUCTORS: AN INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 2nd Edition. By Rudolf P. Huebener. Cham: Springer, 2016. [Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics]

QC173.7 .P48 2015 . . . . EFFECTIVE FIELD THEORIES. By Alexey A. Petrov and Andrew E. Blechman. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2015.

QC171.2 .C53 2016 . . . . EFFECTIVE MEDIUM THEORY: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS. 2nd Edition. By Tuck C. Choy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.  [International Series of Monographs on Physics, v. 165]

QC611.8 .L68 E56 2009 . . . . ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE AND RELATED PHENOMENA IN LOW-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES.  Edited by Marco Fanciulli.  Berlin:  Springer, 2009.  [Topics in Applied Physics, v. 115]  (gift)

QC173.457 .S7 S75 2015 . . . . ENERGY LANDSCAPES, INHERENT STRUCTURES, AND CONDENSED-MATTER PHENOMENA. By Frank H. Stillinger. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

QC151 .B387 2015 . . . . FLUID DYNAMICS. By Peter S. Bernard.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2015.

QC21.3 .E36 2016 . . . . FROM QUARKS TO THE UNIVERSE: A SHORT PHYSICS GUIDE. 2nd Edition. By Eleftherios Economou. Cham: Springer, 2016.  (also available online)

QC174.17 .P7 C64 2015 . . . . INTRODUCTION TO MANY-BODY PHYSICS. By Piers Coleman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

QC173.65 .B43 2016 . . . . INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF MODERN PHYSICS:  SPECIAL RELATIVITY, QUANTUM AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS. 3rd Edition. By Carlo Maria Becchi and Massimo D’Elia. Berlin: Springer, 2016. [Graduate Lecture Notes in Physics]

QC174.12 .P53 2016 . . . . LECTURES IN QUANTUM MECHANICS: A TWO-TERM COURSE. By Luigi Picasso. Springer: Springer, 2016.  [UNITEXT for Physics]

QP517 .Q34 A4 2014 . . . . LIFE ON THE EDGE: THE COMING OF AGE OF QUANTUM BIOLOGY. By Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden. London: Bantam Press, 2014.  (Reviewed in The Telegraph)

QC174.17 .P7 S46 2015 . . . . MANY-BODY PHYSICS, TOPOLOGY AND GEOMETRY. By Siddhartha Sen and Kumar Sankar Gupta. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

QC20 .K36 2016 . . . . MATHEMATICS FOR NATURAL SCIENTISTS: FUNDAMENTALS AND BASICS. By Lev Kantorovich. Cham: Springer, 2016. [Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics]

QC795.42 .T78 2015 . . . . MEASUREMENT & DETECTION OF RADIATION. 4th Edition. By Nicholas Tsoulfanidis and Sheldon Landsberger. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015.  (Reviewed in Nuclear Technology)

QC127 .T85 2016 . . . . NEWTONIAN MECHANICS FOR UNDERGRADUATES. By Vijay Tymms. London: World Scientific Publishing, 2016. [Essential Textbooks in Physics]

QC173.6 .S55 2016 . . . . NUMERICAL RELATIVITY. By Masaru Shibata. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016. [100 Years of General Relativity, vol. 1]

QC174.17 .P27 G69 2016 . . . . PATH INTEGRALS FOR PEDESTRIANS. By Ennio Gozzi, Enrico Cattaruzza and Carlo Pagani. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

QC174.17 .S9 S4 2015 . . . . PHYSICS FROM SYMMETRY. By Jakob Schwichtenberg. Cham: Springer, 2015.  [Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics]

TK5103.59 .I545 2002 . . . . PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM COMMUNICATION, MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTING. Edited by Jeffrey H. Shapiro and Osamu Hirota. Princeton: Rinton Press, 2003.  (gift)

QC173.454 .P93 2016 . . . . PWA90: A LIFETIME OF EMERGENCE. Edited by Premi Chandra, Piers Coleman, Gabi Kotliar, Phuan Ong, Daniel Stein and Clare Yu. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016.

QC689.55 .S45 B56 2015 . . . . QUANTUM CONFINED LASER DEVICES: OPTICAL GAIN AND RECOMBINATION IN SEMICONDUCTORS. By Peter Blood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. [Oxford Master Series in Atomic, Optical and Laser Physics, v.23]

QC446.2 .A94 2016 . . . . RELATIVISTIC NONLINEAR ELECTRODYNAMICS: THE QED VACUUM AND MATTER IN SUPER-STRONG RADIATION FIELDS. 2nd Edition. By Hamlet K. Avetissian. Cham: Springer, 2016. [Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics, v. 88]

QC225.15 .G66 2015 . . . . SOUND: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION. By Mike Goldsmith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

QC611.92 .K58 2015 . . . . STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. By Takafumi Kita. Berlin: Springer, 2015.  [Graduate Texts in Physics]

QC611.92 .B8313 2016 . . . . SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: AN INTRODUCTION. 3rd Edition. By Reinhold Kleiner and Werner Buckel. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2016.  (also available online)

QC20 .T7 2016 . . . . TRICK OR TRUTH? THE MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION BETWEEN PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS. Edited by Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster and Zeeya Merali. Cham: Springer, 2016. [The Frontiers Collection]  (also available online)

QC787 .S83 R56 2015 . . . . TUNNEL VISIONS:  THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER. By Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015.  (Reviewed in Physics Today and American Journal of Physics. )

QC787 .C8 A97 2015 . . . . UP FROM NOTHING: THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CYCLOTRON LABORATORY. By Sam M. Austin. Lansing: Michigan State University, 2015.

TJ940 .R63 1990 . . . . VACUUM TECHNOLOGY. 3rd Updated and Enlarged Edition. By Alexander Roth. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science B.V, 1990.

QC794.6 .S85 C66 2016 . . . . WHY STRING THEORY? By Joseph Conlon. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2016. [See Gary Shiu’s review in the June 2016 issue of Physics Today]