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Learning Physics Modeling with PhysX

Learning Physics Modeling with PhysX

By: Krishna Kumar

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2013

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Master the PhysX 3 Physics Engine and learn how to program your very own physics simulation Learn everything you need to know about PhysX programming from scratch Master the most advanced features of the PhysX Physics Engine Code examples are included in each chapter to help you learn quickly and efficiently In Detail In this day and age, physics engines play a very critical role in the success of a sophisticated game. PhysX is a state-of-the-art cross-platform physics engine widely used by top game studios and developers. It contains all the physics-related...

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Scattering of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves by Small Impedance Bodies of Arbitrary Shapes

Scattering of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves by Small Impedance Bodies of Arbitrary Shapes

By: Alexander G. Ramm

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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The behavior of acoustic or electromagnetic waves reflecting off, and scattering from, intercepted bodies of any size and kind can make determinations about the materials of those bodies and help in better understanding how to manipulate such materials for desired characteristics. This book offers analytical formulas which allow you to calculate acoustic and electromagnetic waves, scattered by one and many small bodies of an arbitrary shape under various boundary conditions. Equations for the effective (self-consistent) field in media consisting of many small bodies are derived. These...

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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

By: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 07-APR-1995

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With the same user-friendly, quirky, and perceptive approach that made  Innumeracy  a bestseller, John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day.  From the Senate, SATs, and sex, to crime, celebrities, and cults, he takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them. ...

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The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems

The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems

By: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Alpha

Publication Date: 07-NOV-2013

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When the numbers just don't add up... Following in the footsteps of the successful The Humongous Books of Calculus Problems , bestselling author Michael Kelley has taken a typical algebra workbook, and made notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. Students will learn how to interpret and solve problems as they are typically presented in algebra courses-and become prepared to solve those problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in...

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Practical Statistics

Practical Statistics

By: Dr John Buglear

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-NOV-2013

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Practical Statistics is a clear and concise introduction and reference guide for those studying business and management at postgraduate level, MBA students and professionals. It gives the reader a solid understanding of statistics without being too simple or mind-numbingly complex. It turns statistics, often perceived as being difficult and pointless, into something approachable and sensible.John Buglear emphasises the importance of working back from results rather than working out results. He starts the book with basic concepts which get increasingly harder, as well as using simple metaphors...

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Space-Based Technologies and Commercialized Development

Space-Based Technologies and Commercialized Development

By: Stella Tkatchova

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2011

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A new era of space-based technology and interplanetary exploration will produce cost-effective solutions and innovative technologies to fulfill current societal needs. Space-Based Technologies and Commercialized Development: Economic Implications and Benefits introduces the concept of space-based technology commercialization and offers a first-time analysis of plausible opportunities. This essential reference examines the overall marketability of tourism in outer space, including business case studies on celestial solar power and space debris that demonstrate the potential of cosmic...

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Einstein and the Quantum

Einstein and the Quantum

By: A. Douglas Stone

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 06-OCT-2013

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Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity. A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving...

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A Student's Guide to Entropy

A Student's Guide to Entropy

By: Don S. Lemons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book...

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Quantum Physics, Second Edition

Quantum Physics, Second Edition

By: Alastair Rae

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2012

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Quantum physics is believed to be the fundamental theory underlying our understanding of the physical universe. However, it is based on concepts and principles that have always been difficult to understand and controversial in their interpretation. This book aims to explain these issues using a minimum of technical language and mathematics. After a brief introduction to the ideas of quantum physics, the problems of interpretation are identified and explained. The rest of the book surveys, describes and criticises a range of suggestions that have been made with the aim of resolving these...

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A Mathematician's Apology

A Mathematician's Apology

By: G. H. Hardy; C. P. Snow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2012

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G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician … the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'. C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty...

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200 Puzzling Physics Problems

200 Puzzling Physics Problems

By: P. Gnädig; G. Honyek; K. F. Riley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2001

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This book will strengthen a student's grasp of the laws of physics by applying them to practical situations, and problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than brute-force methods and complex mathematics. These intriguing problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in accessible non-technical language requiring the student to select the right framework in which to analyse the situation and decide which branches of physics are involved. The level of sophistication needed to tackle most of the two hundred problems is that of the exceptional...

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In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks

In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks

By: Gerard 't Hooft

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-NOV-1996

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This is a first-hand account of one of the most creative and exciting periods of discovery in the history of physics. From 1960 until 1990 theoreticians and experimentalists worked together to probe deeper and deeper into the basic structure of reality, moving closer and closer to an understanding of the ultimate building blocks from which everything in the Universe is made. Gerard 't Hooft was closely involved in many of the advances in the development of the subject. In this book he gives a personal account of the process by which physicists came to understand the structure of matter,...

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Enumerative Combinatorics, Second Edition

Enumerative Combinatorics, Second Edition

By: Richard P. Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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Richard Stanley's two-volume basic introduction to enumerative combinatorics has become the standard guide to the topic for students and experts alike. This thoroughly revised second edition of Volume 1 includes ten new sections and more than 300 new exercises, most with solutions, reflecting numerous new developments since the publication of the first edition in 1986. The author brings the coverage up to date and includes a wide variety of additional applications and examples, as well as updated and expanded chapter bibliographies. Many of the less difficult new exercises have no...

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Electricity and Magnetism, Second Edition

Electricity and Magnetism, Second Edition

By: Edward Purcell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 22-SEP-2011

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For 40 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism. With profound physical insight, Purcell covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a non-traditional approach, the textbook focuses on fundamental questions from different frames of reference. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from...

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Conceptual Mathematics, Second Edition

Conceptual Mathematics, Second Edition

By: F. William Lawvere; Stephen H. Schanuel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUL-2009

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In the last 60 years, the use of the notion of category has led to a remarkable unification and simplification of mathematics. Conceptual Mathematics introduces this tool for the learning, development, and use of mathematics, to beginning students and also to practising mathematical scientists. This book provides a skeleton key that makes explicit some concepts and procedures that are common to all branches of pure and applied mathematics. The treatment does not presuppose knowledge of specific fields, but rather develops, from basic definitions, such elementary categories as discrete...

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Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

By: Gennaro Auletta; Mauro Fortunato; Giorgio Parisi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2009

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The important changes quantum mechanics has undergone in recent years are reflected in this new approach for students. A strong narrative, and over 300 worked problems lead the student from experiment, through general principles of the theory, to modern applications. Stepping through results allows students to gain a thorough understanding. Starting with basic quantum mechanics, the book moves on to more advanced theory, followed by applications, perturbation methods and special fields, and ending with new developments in the field. Historical, mathematical, and philosophical boxes guide...

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Topics in Topological Graph Theory

Topics in Topological Graph Theory

By: Lowell W. Beineke; Robin J. Wilson; Jonathan L. Gross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 09-JUL-2009

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The use of topological ideas to explore various aspects of graph theory, and vice versa, is a fruitful area of research. There are links with other areas of mathematics, such as design theory and geometry, and increasingly with such areas as computer networks where symmetry is an important feature. Other books cover portions of the material here, but there are no other books with such a wide scope. This book contains fifteen expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their well-written contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and...

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All the Mathematics You Missed

All the Mathematics You Missed

By: Thomas A. Garrity; Lori Pedersen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 26-NOV-2001

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Beginning graduate students in mathematics and other quantitative subjects are expected to have a daunting breadth of mathematical knowledge. But few have such a background. This 2002 book will help students to see the broad outline of mathematics and to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. The author explains the basic points and a few key results of all the most important undergraduate topics in mathematics, emphasizing the intuitions behind the subject. The topics include linear algebra, vector calculus, differential geometry, real analysis, point-set topology, probability, complex...

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Complex Variables, Second Edition

Complex Variables, Second Edition

By: Mark J. Ablowitz; Athanassios S. Fokas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-APR-2003

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Complex variables provide powerful methods for attacking problems that can be very difficult to solve in any other way, and it is the aim of this book to provide a thorough grounding in these methods and their application. Part I of this text provides an introduction to the subject, including analytic functions, integration, series, and residue calculus and also includes transform methods, ODEs in the complex plane, and numerical methods. Part II contains conformal mappings, asymptotic expansions, and the study of Riemann-Hilbert problems. The authors provide an extensive array of...

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The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics, Second Edition

The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics, Second Edition

By: Robert N. Cahn; Gerson Goldhaber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2009

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Our current understanding of elementary particles and their interactions emerged from break-through experiments. This book presents these experiments, beginning with the discoveries of the neutron and positron, and following them through mesons, strange particles, antiparticles, and quarks and gluons. This second edition contains new chapters on the W and Z bosons, the top quark, B-meson mixing and CP violation, and neutrino oscillations. This book provides an insight into particle physics for researchers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout the book, the fundamental...