Astrophysics for Physicists
Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Acc No: 73509 Call No: 523.0102453 C552
Book Description: Designed for teaching astrophysics to physics students at advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, this textbook also provides an overview of astrophysics for astrophysics graduate students, before they delve into more specialized volumes. Assuming background knowledge at the level of a physics major, the textbook develops astrophysics from the basics without requiring any previous study in astronomy or astrophysics. Physical concepts, mathematical derivations and observational data are combined in a balanced way to provide a unified treatment. Topics such as general relativity and plasma physics, which are not usually covered in physics courses but used extensively in astrophysics, are developed from first principles. While the emphasis is on developing the fundamentals thoroughly, recent important discoveries are highlighted at every stage.
Mathematical Methods for Physicists
Arfken, Weber, and Harris
Acc No: 73117 Call No: 530.15 Ar685:3
Book Description: Now in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining the key features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book’s improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.
- Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physics
- Focuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problems
- Clearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding
Albert Malvino and David J. Bates
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Education
Acc No: 73091 Call No: 621.381 M262:1
Book Description: Electronic Principles 7th Edition is a book that can be truly beneficial to those who are seeking information on electronic principles. The readers have been provided with in-depth information on topics such as electronic devices and circuits. The book has been written in such a manner that the readers can grasp the concepts rather easily. It has been written as a conversation and this makes it rather easy to understand. The authors have included clear and concise illustrations and exercises that can be of great benefit to the readers as they attempt to grasp the concepts well. Concepts pertaining to semiconductor devices and practical circuits have also been explained at length. The book is also inclusive of 2180 problems that are aimed at making the readers learn the concepts better as they apply them to solve these problems.
Basic Inorganic Chemistry
Albert Cotton F , Geoffrey Wilkinson , & Paul L. Gaus
Publisher: Wiley India Private Limited
Acc No: 73533 Call No: 546 C851
The text explains the basics of inorganic chemistry with a primary emphasison facts; then uses the student’s growing factual knowledge as a foundation for discussing the important principles of periodicity in structure, bonding and reactivity. This book contains separate chapters on improved treatment of atomic orbital and properties such as electro negativity, novel approaches to the depiction of ionic structures, nomenclature for transition metal compounds, quantitative approaches to acid-base chemistry, Wade’s rules for boranes and carboranes, the chemistry of major new classes of substances including fullerenes and silences plus a chapter on the inorganic solid state.
English literature in context
Paul Poplawski (ed.)
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521173032
Acc. No.: 73263 Call No.: 820.9 P825
Book Description: Supporting the study of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present, this book is designed as an introductory text AND a helpful reference tool for an entire English Literature degree. Its key mission is to help students understand the link between the historical context in which the literature developed, how this has influenced the literature of the period and how subsequent periods in literature have been influenced by those that precede them. The book is carefully structured for undergraduate use, with a rich range of illustrations and textboxes that enhance and summarise vital background material. The seven chronological chapters are written by a team of expert contributors who are also highly experienced teachers with a clear sense of the requirements of the undergraduate English curriculum. Each analyses a major historical period, surveying and documenting the cultural contexts that have shaped English literature, and focusing on key texts. In addition to the narrative survey, each chapter includes a detailed chronology, providing a quick-reference guide to the period; contextual readings of select literary texts; and annotated suggestions for further reading.
William T. Silfvast
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521138475
Acc. No.: 73492 Call No.: 621.366 S581
Book Description: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New (illustrator). 2nd edition. . A well-known introduction to the physical and engineering principles of laser operation and design for graduates and researchers who specialize in lasers, this second edition includes much new material, especially in the areas of solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers, and laser cavities. Throughout the text, this book uses simple explanations on key concepts, to lead the reader from the basics of laser action to advanced topics in laser physics and engineering. The new edition contains a new chapter on laser operation above threshold, including extensive discussion of laser amplifiers. Thorough explanations, worked examples, and many homework problems make this book essential reading for undergraduates and first-year graduates in science and engineering taking courses on lasers. Researchers will find summaries of key types of lasers, the use of many unique theoretical descriptions, and the extensive bibliography a valuable source of reference for their careers. Contents Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Part I. Fundamental Wave Properties of Light: 2. Wave nature of light – the interacting of light with materials Part II. Fundamental Quantum Properties of Light: 3. The particle nature of light – discrete energy levels 4. Radiative transitions and emission linewidth 5. Energy levels and radiative properties of molecules, liquids and solids 6. Radiation and thermal equilibrium – absorption and stimulated emission Part III. Laser Amplifiers: 7. Conditions for producing a laser – population inversions, gain, and gain saturation 8. Laser oscillation above threshold 9. Requirements for obtaining population inversions 10. Laser pumping requirements and techniques Part IV. Laser Resonators: 11. Laser cavity modes 12. Stable laser resonators and Gaussian beams 13. Special laser cavities and cavity effects Part V. Specific Laser Systems: 14. Laser systems involving low-density gain media 15. Laser systems involving high-density gain media Part VI. Frequency Multiplication of Laser Beams: 16. Frequency multiplication of lasers and other non linear optical effects