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Essentials of Soft Matter Science

1st Edition

Francoise Brochard-Wyart, Pierre Nassoy, Pierre-Henri Puech
August 22, 2019

Authored by world-leading physicists, this introductory textbook explores the basic principles of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, wetting, and foams. It is a practical ‘toolbox’ for readers to acquire basic knowledge in the field and facilitate further reading and advanced courses....

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Christine R. Ramirez, Casie L. Parish-Fisher
August 20, 2019

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook, Second Edition is the only workbook which directly supports and cross-references methodology and terminology presented in Ross Gardner and Donna Krouskup’s perennial best-seller Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigations, Third Edition....

Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions: Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions Volume I

1st Edition

Roland Kjellander
August 19, 2019

The statistical mechanical theory of liquids and solutions is a fundamental area of physical sciences with important implications in other fields of science and for many industrial applications. This book introduces equilibrium statistical mechanics in general, and statistical mechanics of liquids...

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Tapio O. Salmi, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Johan P. Wärnå
July 25, 2019

The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that...

Quantum Mechanics: A Fundamental Approach

1st Edition

K. Kong Wan
June 25, 2019

The mathematical formalism of quantum theory in terms of vectors and operators in infinite-dimensional complex vector spaces is very abstract. The definitions of many mathematical quantities used do not seem to have an intuitive meaning, which makes it difficult to appreciate the mathematical...

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
April 30, 2019

Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job… this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student."―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text … will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters...

Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Howard A. Harris, Henry C. Lee
February 25, 2019

This Second Edition of the best-selling Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics presents the practice of forensic science from a broad viewpoint.  The book has been developed to serve as an introductory textbook for courses at the undergraduate level—for both majors and non-majors—to...

Survival Guide to General Chemistry

1st Edition

Patrick E. McMahon, Rosemary McMahon, Bohdan Khomtchouk
February 25, 2019

This work evolved over thirty combined years of teaching general chemistry to a variety of student demographics. The focus is not to recap or review the theoretical concepts well described in the available texts.Instead, the topics and descriptions in this book make available specific, detailed...

The Human Genome in Health and Disease: A Story of Four Letters

1st Edition

Tore Samuelsson
February 04, 2019

The human genome is a linear sequence of roughly 3 billion bases and information regarding this genome is accumulating at an astonishing rate. Inspired by these advances, The Human Genome in Health and Disease: A Story of Four Letters explores the intimate link between sequence information and...

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: An Experimental Perspective

1st Edition

Thomas Weinacht, Brett J. Pearson
January 23, 2019

This concise and carefully developed text offers a reader friendly guide to the basics of time-resolved spectroscopy with an emphasis on experimental implementation. The authors carefully explain and relate for the reader how measurements are connected to the core physical principles. They use the...

Synthesis Green Metrics: Problems, Exercises, and Solutions

1st Edition

John Andraos
January 11, 2019

Green chemistry promotes improved syntheses as an intellectual endeavour that can have a great impact both on preserving and utilizing our planet’s finite resources and the quality of human life. This masterful accomplishment provides an evaluation of environmental impact metrics according to life...

Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Thomas Banks
December 13, 2018

This authoritative, advanced introduction provides a complete, modern perspective on quantum mechanics. It clarifies many common misconceptions regarding wave/particle duality and the correct interpretation of measurements. The author develops the text from the ground up, starting from the...