New Book added to RIE Library Mysore

2 Apr



Linus Pauling E. Bright Wilson Jr.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition (1 November 1985)

ISBN 13: 9780486467412

Accession No: 73108           Call No.530.12 P323


Book Description: When this classic text was first published in 1935, it fulfilled the goal of its authors “to produce a textbook of practical quantum mechanics for the chemist, the experimental physicist, and the beginning student of theoretical physics.” Although many who are teachers today once worked with the book as students, the text is still as valuable for the same undergraduate audience.
Two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, Research Professor at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Palo Alto, California, and E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Harvard University, provide a readily understandable study of “wave mechanics,” discussing the Schrodinger wave equation and the problems which can be solved with it. Extensive knowledge of mathematics is not required, although the student must have a grasp of elementary mathematics through the calculus. Pauling and Wilson begin with a survey of classical mechanics, including Newton’s equations of motion in the Lagrangian form, and then move on to the “old” quantum theory, developed through the work of Planck, Einstein and Bohr. This analysis leads to the heart of the book ― an explanation of quantum mechanics which, as Schrodinger formulated it, “involves the renunciation of the hope of describing in exact detail the behavior of a system.” Physics had created a new realm in which classical, Newtonian certainties were replaced by probabilities ― a change which Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle (described in this book) subsequently reinforced.
With clarity and precision, the authors guide the student from topic to topic, covering such subjects as the wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, the structure of simple and complex molecules, Van der Waals forces, and systems in thermodynamic equilibrium. To insure that the student can follow the mathematical derivations, Pauling and Wilson avoid the “temptation to condense the various discussions into shorter and perhaps more elegant forms” appropriate for a more advanced audience. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics is a perfect vehicle for demonstrating the practical application of quantum mechanics to a broad spectrum of chemical and physical problems.


New Book added to RIE Library

26 Mar

Heat and Thermodynamics, Eighth Edition (Special Indian Edition)

Mark W. Zemansky,Richard H. Dittman

Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd., 2011

ISBN 13: 9780070700352

Accession No. 73105                         Call No.536.7 Ze41



Book Description:

The new volume of Heat and Thermodynamics endeavours to maintain the original classical flavour while at the same time ensures that novel advancements in the subject are also brought to the forefront. This textbook is a bridge between thermal physics and the more challenging world of time- dependent non-equilibrium physics. Part I Fundamental Concepts 1. Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics 2. Simple Thermodynamic Systems 3. Work 4. Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics 5. Ideal Gas 6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics 7. The Carnot Cycle and the Thermodynamic  temperature Scale 8. Entropy 9. Pure and Real Substances 10. Thermodynamic Relations 11. Kinetic Theory of Gases 12. Open Systems Part II Applications of Fundamental Concepts 13. Statistical Mechanics 14. Thermal Properties of Solids 15. Critical Phenomena; Higher-Order Phase Transitions 16. Chemical Equilibrium 17. Ideal-Gas Reactions 18. Heterogeneous Systems


New Book added to RIE Library

25 Mar

Principles of Communication Systems (Fourth Edition)

By Herbert Taub, Donald L. Schilling, Goutam Saha

Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd, 2013

ISBN 13: 9781259029851

Accession No. 73166                    Call No.:621.382 T222


Book Description:

Taub`s Principles of Communication Systems, 4e is a comprehensive discourse on the fundamentals of analog and digital communication techniques. For years, the book has served the academic requirements of the communication engineers ? both budding and practicing. In the revised edition, the focus has been to continue to serve the communication engineers by focusing on the latest trends, and modifying the content accordingly. Thus, this text delves deep into the annals of the digital communication space with a necessary prerequisite on analog communication principles. This book is a self sustaining literature for an undergraduate as well as a graduate programme on the principles of communication.

New Book added to RIE Library

24 Mar

Introduction to Electrodynamics (4th Edition)

By David J Griffiths

Publisher: PHI Learning; (2012)

ISBN-13: 978-8120347762

Accession no.73106                                   Call No.537.6 G855


Book Description:

This book is known for its clear, concise, and accessible coverage of standard topics in a logical and pedagogically sound order. The highly polished Fourth Edition features a clear, accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory, providing a sound platform for the exploration of related applications (ac circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics, etc.). Its lean and focused approach employs numerous new examples and problems.

New Book added to RIE Library

19 Mar

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

1st Edition (A South Asian Edition)


John E. Hall

Publisher:Elsevier India, 2013

ISBN :9788131230190

Accession No: 73206                                          Call No: 612 G992


Book Description:

The latest edition of John E. Hall’s Guyton And Hall Textbook Of Medical Physiology maintains its tradition of being among the world’s most looked upon reference books in physiology. This edition is designed keeping in mind the requirements of undergraduate medical students as well as those of the medical faculty in mind. The format and the volume have been altered in accordance with the requirements of this continent.

This revised edition comes with various salient features. Following the characteristic lecture outline of the curriculum, the chapters have been reorganized. It maintains the one chapter one lecture approach so as to be beneficial for both students as well as faculty members. Moreover, the authors have deleted extensive explanation of specific topics without altering the original flow of the book.

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology is divided into eleven sections. The first section is about General Physiology, the second section explores Nerve and Muscle Physiology, the third section discusses Blood and its Constituents, the fourth section deals with Cardiovascular Physiology, and the fifth section is on Respiratory Physiology. Gastrointestinal Physiology and Renal Physiology are covered in the sixth and seventh sections respectively. The eighth section is on the Endocrine System and the ninth one explores Reproductive Physiology. Central Nervous system is covered in the tenth section and finally, the last section provides in-depth information on miscellaneous topics.

It provides a list of glossary of new terms with every chapter. In the beginning of each chapter, chapter outline/learning objectives are outlined. Another important aspect of this updated version is that the book comes with E-resources and various validated resources and hyperlinks are provided on the web in the public domain.

New Book added to RIE Library

9 Jan

Handbook of Special Education 

Edited by

James M. Kauffman and

Daniel P. Hallahan 

 Publisher: Routledge, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0415800723

Accession No: 72211             Call No: 371.90973 H236



Book Description:Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. Key features include:

Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons.

Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking.

Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues.

Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field.

This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.

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RIE Library Wishes every one a Very

 Happy and Prosperous

New Year -2014


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