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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
1 
Nicholas Manton 
Physical world: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics 
OB1493 
2017 
eBook 

2 
Bing Zhang 
Physics of gammaray bursts 
026493 
2019 
Book 

3 
Thomas W. Baumgarte 
Numerical relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer 
026373 
2010 
Book 

4 
Alex Montwill 
Let there be light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies 
024777 
2013 
Book 

5 
Martin Bojowald 
Universe: A View from Classical and Quantum Gravity 
024734 
2013 
Book 

6 
Paul G. Hewitt 
Conceptual physics 
024643 
2006 
Book 

7 
Ajoy Ghatak 
Einstein and the special theory of relativity 
C24077 

CD/DVD 

8 
Andrew M. Steane 
Wonderful world of relativity: A precise guide for general reader 
024214 
2011 
Book 

9 
Oliver Davis Johns 
Analytical mechanics for relativity and quantum mechanics 
024069 
2011 
Book 

10 
Giulini Domenico 
Special relativity: A first encounter 100 years since Einstein 
024100 
2011 
Book 


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Title  Physical world: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics 
Author(s)  Nicholas Manton;Nicholas Mee 
Publication  Oxford University Press 2017. 
Abstract Note  The book is an inspirational survey of fundamental physics, emphasizing the use of variational principles. Chapter 1 presents introductory ideas, including the principle of least action, vectors and partial differentiation. Chapter 2 covers Newtonian dynamics and the motion of mutually gravitating bodies. Chapter 3 is about electromagnetic fields as described by Maxwell’s equations. Chapter 4 is about special relativity, which unifies space and time into 4dimensional spacetime. Chapter 5 introduces the mathematics of curved space, leading to Chapter 6 covering general relativity and its remarkable consequences, such as the existence of black holes. Chapters 7 and 8 present quantum mechanics, essential for understanding atomicscale phenomena. Chapter 9 uses quantum mechanics to explain the fundamental principles of chemistry and solid state physics. Chapter 10 is about thermodynamics, which is built around the concepts of temperature and entropy. Various applications are discussed, including the analysis of black body radiation that led to the quantum revolution. Chapter 11 surveys the atomic nucleus, its properties and applications. Chapter 12 explores particle physics, the Standard Model and the Higgs mechanism, with a short introduction to quantum field theory. Chapter 13 is about the structure and evolution of stars and brings together material from many of the earlier chapters. Chapter 14 on cosmology describes the structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. Finally, Chapter 15 discusses remaining problems at the frontiers of physics, such as the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and the ultimate nature of particles. Some speculative ideas are explored, such as supersymmetry, solitons and string theory. 
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Keyword(s)  1. COSMOLOGY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
4. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
5. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL OPERATORS
6. PHYSICS
7. QUANTUM MECHANICS
8. RELATIVITY

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Title  Physics of gammaray bursts 
Author(s)  Bing Zhang 
Publication  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019. 
Description  xix, 579p. 
Abstract Note  Gammaray bursts (GRBs) are the most luminous explosions in the universe, which within seconds release energy comparable to what the Sun releases in its entire lifetime. The field of GRBs has developed rapidly and matured over the past decades. Written by a leading researcher, this text presents a thorough treatment of every aspect of the physics of GRBs. It starts with an overview of the field and an introduction to GRB phenomenology. After laying out the basics of relativity, relativistic shocks, and leptonic and hadronic radiation processes, the volume covers all topics related to GRBs, including a general theoretical framework, afterglow and prompt emission models, progenitor, central engine, multimessenger aspects (cosmic rays, neutrinos, and gravitational waves), cosmological connections, and broader impacts on fundamental physics and astrobiology. It is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and experienced researchers in the field of GRBs and highenergy astrophysics in general.

ISBN,Price  9781107027619 : £ 57.99(HB) 
Classification  520.876732

Keyword(s)  1. ASTROBIOLOGY
2. GAMMARAY BURSTS
3. GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
4. HADRONIC PRECESS
5. LEPTONIC PRECESS
6. RELATIVITY

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Title  Numerical relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer 
Author(s)  Thomas W. Baumgarte ;Stuart L. Shapiro 
Publication  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010. 
Description  xviii, 698p. 
Abstract Note  Aimed at students and researchers entering the field, this pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity will also interest scientists seeking a broad survey of its challenges and achievements. Assuming only a basic knowledge of classical general relativity, the book develops the mathematical formalism from first principles, and then highlights some of the pioneering simulations involving black holes and neutron stars, gravitational collapse and gravitational waves. The book contains 300 exercises to help readers master new material as it is presented. Numerous illustrations, many in color, assist in visualizing new geometric concepts and highlighting the results of computer simulations. Summary boxes encapsulate some of the most important results for quick reference. Applications covered include calculations of coalescing binary black holes and binary neutron stars, rotating stars, colliding star clusters, gravitational and magnetorotational collapse, critical phenomena, the generation of gravitational waves, and other topics of current physical and astrophysical significance. 
ISBN,Price  9780521514071 : UKP 64.99(HB) 
Classification  530.12:681.3

Keyword(s)  1. BLACK HOLES
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
4. GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE
5. GRAVITATIONAL WAVE
6. NEUTRON STARS
7. NUMERICAL RELATIVITY
8. RELATIVITY

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Title  Let there be light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies 
Author(s)  Alex Montwill;Ann Breslin 
Edition  2nd. 
Publication  London, Imperial College Press, 2013. 
Description  xix, 529p. 
Abstract Note  This book is the first of its kind devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and even Einstein's wellknown but mysterious relationship, E = mc2. Most chapters feature a pen picture of the life and character of a relevant scientific figure. These âHistorical Interludesâ include, among others, Galileo's conflicts with the Inquisition, Fourier's taunting of the guillotine, Neils Bohr and World War II, and the unique character of Richard Feynman.
The second edition has been revised and made more accessible to the general reader. Whenever possible, the mathematical material of the first edition has been replaced by appropriate text to give a verbal account of the mystery of the phenomenon of light and how its understanding has developed from prehistoric to present times. The emphasis is on reading for interest and enjoyment; formulae or equations which underpin and reinforce the argument are presented in a form which does not interfere with the flow of the text. 
ISBN,Price  9781848167599 : US $ 68.00(PB) 
Classification  535.1:537.31

Keyword(s)  1. ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
2. LIGHT
3. QUANTUM THEORY
4. RELATIVITY

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Title  Universe: A View from Classical and Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Martin Bojowald 
Publication  Weinheim, WileyVCH Verlag GmBH & Co., 2013. 
Description  viii, 362p. 
Series  (Physics textbook) 
Abstract Note  Written by a wellknown author in the field, this book presents a modern understanding of the universe based on relativity, quantum physics and their elusive combination. It introduces the crucial theoretical ingredients in an accessible way, starting from the physics of Newton and developing subsequent theories all the way to the modern enigma of quantum gravity. The intermediate level presentation assumes only a general knowledge of math and physics, adopting a "twolevel" approach: equations are retained throughout the chapters but set apart from the main text in boxes to allow for lay readers to understand the book.For scientists, researchers, students and lecturers in cosmology, astronomy, gravitation, quantum and theoretical physics; as well as mathematicians, students, lecturers, academics and nonexperts in related fields with an interest in the subject. 
ISBN,Price  9783527410187 : US $99.95(PB) 
Classification  524.8:531.51

Keyword(s)  1. QUANTUM GRAVITY
2. QUANTUM PHYSICS
3. RELATIVITY
4. UNIVERSE

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Title  Analytical mechanics for relativity and quantum mechanics 
Author(s)  Oliver Davis Johns 
Publication  New York, Oxford University Press, 2011. 
Description  xxii, 629p. 
Abstract Note  Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics is an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. It is intended for use at the introductory graduate level. A distinguishing feature of the book is its integration of special relativity into teaching of classical mechanics. After a thorough review of the traditional theory, Part II of the book introduces extended Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods that treat time as a transformable coordinate rather than the fixed parameter of Newtonian physics. Advanced topics such as covariant Langrangians and Hamiltonians, canonical transformations, and HamiltonJacobi methods are simplified by the use of this extended theory. And the definition of canonical transformation no longer excludes the Lorenz transformation of special relativity.
This is also a book for those who study analytical mechanics to prepare for a critical exploration of quantum mechanics. Comparisons to quantum mechanics appear throughout the text. The extended Hamiltonian theory with time as a coordinate is compared to Dirac's formalism of primary phase space constraints. The chapter on relativistic mechanics shows how to use covariant Hamiltonian theory to write the KleinGordon and Dirac equations. The chapter on HamiltonJacobi theory includes a discussion of the closely related Bohm hidden variable model of quantum mechanics. Classical mechanics itself is presented with an emphasis on methods, such as linear vector operators and dyadics, that will familiarize the student with similar techniques in quantum theory. Several of the current fundamental problems in theoretical physics  the development of quantum information technology, and the problem of quantizing the gravitational field, to name two  require a rethinking of the quantumclassical connection.
Graduate students preparing for research careers will find a graduate mechanics course based on this book to be an essential bridge between their undergraduate training and advanced study in analytical mechanics, relativity, and quantum mechanics. 
ISBN,Price  9780198567264 : UKP 110.00(HB) 
Classification  530.145.6

Keyword(s)  1. ANALYTICAL MECHANICS
2. CANONICAL TRANSFORMS
3. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
4. HAMILTONIAN MECHANICS
5. LAGRANGIAN MECHANICS
6. MECHANICS
7. QUANTUM MECHANICS
8. RELATIVITY

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Title  Special relativity: A first encounter 100 years since Einstein : 100 years since Einstein 
Author(s)  Giulini Domenico 
Publication  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011. 
Description  viii, 168p. 
Abstract Note  Special relativity provides the foundations of our knowledge of space and time. Without it, our understanding of the world, and its place in the universe, would be unthinkable. This book gives a concise, elementary, yet exceptionally modern, introduction to special relativity. It is a gentle yet serious 'first encounter', in that it conveys a true understanding rather than purely reports the basic facts. Only very elementary mathematical knowledge is needed to master it (basic highschool maths), yet it will leave the reader with a sound understanding of the subject.
Special Relativity: A First Encounter starts with a broad historical introduction and motivation of the basic notions. The central chapters are dedicated to special relativity, mainly following Einstein's historical route. Later chapters turn to various applications in all parts of physics and everyday life. Unlike other books on the subject, the current status of the experimental foundations of special relativity is accurately reported and the experiments explained. This book will appeal to anyone wanting a introduction to the subject, as well as being background reading for students beginning a course in physics.
Features
Gentle introduction into a field of wide general interest
Well explained, selfcontained and compact
Prerequisites limited to elementary highschool mathematics
Unique in being fully uptodate regarding experimental foundations 
ISBN,Price  9780198567479 : UKP 9.99(PB) 
Classification  530.12:531.18

Keyword(s)  1. RELATIVITY
2. SPECIAL RELATIVITY

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