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Bricmont, Jean 
Making Sense of Statistical Mechanics 
I12498 
2022 
Book 

2 
Beysens, Daniel 
The Physics of Dew, Breath Figures and Dropwise Condensation 
I12488 
2022 
Book 

3 
Kotecha, Isha 
On Generalised Statistical Equilibrium and Discrete Quantum Gravity 
I12487 
2022 
Book 

4 
Ahmed, Nazibuddin 
Thermal and Solutal Convection in Some Hydromagnetic Flows 
I12466 
2022 
Book 

5 
Jiang, Zonglin 
Gaseous Detonation Physics and Its Universal Framework Theory 
I12463 
2022 
Book 

6 
van der Schoot, Paul 
Molecular Theory of Nematic (and Other) Liquid Crystals 
I12439 
2022 
Book 

7 
Hentschke, Reinhard 
Thermodynamics 
I12428 
2022 
Book 

8 
Frisch, H??l??ne 
Radiative Transfer 
I12404 
2022 
Book 

9 
Grassi, Walter 
The Challenges of Time 
I12375 
2022 
Book 

10 
Basaran, Cemal 
Introduction to Unified Mechanics Theory with Applications 
I12372 
2022 
Book 


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Title  Making Sense of Statistical Mechanics 
Author(s)  Bricmont, Jean 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 368 p. 28 illus., 12 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Many people, including physicists, are confused about what the Second Law of thermodynamics really means, about how it relates to the arrow of time, and about whether it can be derived from classical mechanics. They also wonder what entropy really is: Is it all about information? But, if so, then, what is its relation to fluxes of heat? One might ask similar questions about probabilities: Do they express subjective judgments by us, humans, or do they reflect facts about the world, i.e. frequencies. And what notion of probability is used in the natural sciences, in particular statistical mechanics? This book addresses all of these questions in the clear and pedagogical style for which the author is known. Although valuable as accompaniment to an undergraduate course on statistical mechanics or thermodynamics, it is not a standard course book. Instead it addresses both the essentials and the many subtle questions that are usually brushed under the carpet in such courses. As one of the most lucid accounts of the above questions, it provides enlightening reading for all those seeking answers, including students, lecturers, researchers and philosophers of science 
ISBN,Price  9783030917944 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
4. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy
5. Physics???Philosophy
6. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
7. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  The Physics of Dew, Breath Figures and Dropwise Condensation 
Author(s)  Beysens, Daniel 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XVII, 462 p. 217 illus., 185 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  In this book, the author focuses on the physics behind dew, breaths figures, and dropwise condensation phenomena to introduce scientists, engineers and students to the many original processes involved in condensation. Consisting of 15 Chapters, 18 Appendices and over 500 references, the reader learns the needed theoretical backgrounds and formulae to understand the complexity of dropwise condensation. Heat and mass transfer, nucleation and growth on various substrates are considered (solid, liquid, plastic, undergoing phase change or micropatterned substrates). The particular role of thermal or geometrical discontinuities where growth can be enhanced or reduced, dynamical aspects of selfdiffusion, problems related to drop collection by gravity and the optics of dropwise condensation are all discussed. Although the content mainly deals with condensation from humid air, it can readily be generalized to condensation of any substance. The specificities of pure vapor condensation (e.g. steam) are also examined. Numerous images are provided within the text to illustrate the physics. This book is meant for those studying or researching dew and dropwise condensation, but also for individuals wishing to develop their knowledge on the subject. 
ISBN,Price  9783030904425 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
4. Heat engineering
5. HEAT TRANSFER
6. Hydrology
7. MASS TRANSFER
8. Soft and Granular Matter
9. Soft condensed matter
10. THERMODYNAMICS
11. WATER

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Title  On Generalised Statistical Equilibrium and Discrete Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Kotecha, Isha 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XIX, 180 p. 25 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Absolute concepts of time and energy are integral to standard thermal physics, but background independent systems are devoid of them. This thesis explores the foundational question of generalising equilibrium statistical mechanics to background independent systems, and applies the resulting formulation to nonperturbative discrete quantum gravity. It offers a discussion of the rich interface of thermal physics and quantum gravity in this context, providing a broad contextualisation of such topics. This work details how standard tools from manybody physics can be generalised to discrete quantum gravity labelled with graphbased, or dual polyhedral, quanta that are common to various approaches like tensorial group field theory, loop quantum gravity, dynamical triangulations and lattice quantum gravity. It provides a systematic investigation, both conceptual and technical, of quantum gravitational Gibbs states, thermofield double vacuum states, and their application in condensate cosmology to probe questions of Big Bang singularity resolution and geometric inflation 
ISBN,Price  9783030909697 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravity
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. GRAVITATION
6. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
7. Quantum Electrodynamics, Relativistic and Manybody Calculations
8. QUANTUM PHYSICS
9. STATISTICAL MECHANICS
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Thermal and Solutal Convection in Some Hydromagnetic Flows 
Author(s)  Ahmed, Nazibuddin 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Singapore, 2022. 
Description  XIX, 199 p. 123 illus., 86 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book presents a theoretical analysis of several problems in thermal and solutal convections in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. It provides a systemic discussion on the development of fluid dynamics, continuum hypothesis, Newton???s law of viscosity, heat transfer, mass transfer, thermal diffusion, diffusionthermoMHD, gray and nongray gases, Fourier???s law of conduction, and Fick???s law of diffusion in such a way that readers with little knowledge in physics will find it easier to understand the contents. Some physical principles, such as those governing fluid motion, fluid temperature, and fluid concentration, are presented in vector form, allowing the corresponding form to be derived in any orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. Laplace transform technique in closed form is used to obtain exact solutions to unsteady onedimensional flow problems, an implicit finite difference method of Crank???Nicholson type is used to solve unsteady twodimensional flow problems, and an asymptotic series expansion method is used to solve the governing equations of the steady threedimensional flow problem analytically. Flow and transport phenomena are thoroughly treated in each chapter separately. This book emphasizes the influence of an induced magnetic field. The outcomes of the works are graphically depicted so that readers can gain a tangible understanding of the problems. It also includes a list of inverse Laplace transforms (ILTs) for several specific functions, some of which are not found in the existing literature. The ILTs of special functions are given in brief form and can further be utilized as standard formulae in finding those as special cases. Some new special functions are introduced in the book, along with appropriate definitions. As a result, the formulations for velocity, temperature, concentration, skin friction, Nusselt number, and Sherwood number have been appeared in brief and convenient forms that are uncommon in other literature. This book addresses numerous areas of contemporary magnetofluid dynamics research that have major implications in engineering. It is primarily intended for researchers working in the field of heat and mass transfer in hydromagnetic flows 
ISBN,Price  9789811971532 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Engineering Fluid Dynamics
4. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
5. FLUID MECHANICS
6. Heat engineering
7. HEAT TRANSFER
8. MASS TRANSFER
9. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Gaseous Detonation Physics and Its Universal Framework Theory 
Author(s)  Jiang, Zonglin;Teng, Honghui 
Publication  Singapore, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer Nature Singapore, 2022. 
Description  XI, 273 p. 228 illus., 60 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book highlights the theories and research progress in gaseous detonation research, and proposes a universal framework theory that overcomes the current research limitations. Gaseous detonation is an extremely fast type of combustion that propagates at supersonic speed in premixed combustible gas. Being selfsustaining and selforganizing with the unique nature of pressure gaining, gaseous detonation and its gas dynamics has been an interdisciplinary frontier for decades. The research of detonation enjoyed its early success from the development of the CJ theory and ZND modeling, but phenomenon is far from being understood quantitatively, and the development of theories to predict the threedimensional cellular structure remains a formidable task, being essentially a problem in highspeed compressible reacting flow. This theory proposed by the authors??? research group breaks down the limitation of the onedimensional steady flow hypothesis of the early theories, successfully correlating the propagation and initiation processes of gaseous detonation, and realizing the unified expression of the threedimensional structure of cell detonation. The book and the proposed open framework is of high value for researchers in conventional applications such as coal mine explosions and chemical plant accidents, and stateoftheart research fields such as supernova explosion, new aerospace propulsion engines, and detonationdriven hypersonic testing facilities. It is also a driving force for future research of detonation 
ISBN,Price  9789811970023 
Keyword(s)  1. CONTINUUM MECHANICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Engineering Fluid Dynamics
5. FLUID MECHANICS
6. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Molecular Theory of Nematic (and Other) Liquid Crystals : An Introduction 
Author(s)  van der Schoot, Paul 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XI, 105 p. 28 illus., 25 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides a didactic derivation of the main theories of thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals, revealing the common moleculartheoretic framework that underpins both theories. This unified context will help young researchers in coming to grips with the basics of the simplest of liquid crystals, being uniaxial nematic liquid crystals, easing them into the intricacies of more complex forms of such materials irrespective of whether they are thermotropic or lyotropic. The coverage provides a theoretical understanding of the phase behaviour, that is, what drives molecules and particles to spontaneously align themselves, as well as an appreciation of the role of entropy, energy and so on. The focus here is on the main theories for the isotropicnematic transition, being the MaierSaupe and the Onsager theories, and how they are derived from a common description, known as (classical) density functional theory (DFT). This book will be a valuable resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and experimentalists and engineers who feel intimidated by more formal or rigorous theoretical accounts and textbooks. Exercises at the end of each chapter help the reader to apply the basic concepts also to other types of liquid crystal, in particular the smectic liquid crystal 
ISBN,Price  9783030998622 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
4. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
5. Soft and Granular Matter
6. Soft condensed matter
7. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
8. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Thermodynamics : For Physicists, Chemists and Materials Scientists 
Author(s)  Hentschke, Reinhard 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 348 p. 145 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Concise, detailed, and transparently structured, this upperlevel undergraduate textbook is an excellent resource for a onesemester course on thermodynamics for students majoring in physics, chemistry, or materials science. Throughout the seven chapters and threepart appendix, students benefit from numerous practical examples and solved problems ranging in broad scope from cosmic to molecular evolution; cloud formation to rubber elasticity; and Carnot engines to Monte Carlo simulation of phase equilibria. Lauded in Physics Today as ???a valuable resource for students and faculty???, Hentschke???s Thermodynamics presents in this longanticipated second edition new and extended coverage of a range of topical material, such as thermodynamics of the universe and atmospheric thermodynamics, while also featuring a more applicationoriented treatment of surfaces, interfaces, and polymers. Touching on subjects throughout softmatter physics, superconductors, and complex fluids, this textbook delivers the foundation and breadth of scope necessary to prepare undergraduate students for further study in this timeless yet everchanging field 
ISBN,Price  9783030938796 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
5. Heat engineering
6. HEAT TRANSFER
7. MASS TRANSFER
8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
9. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
10. SYSTEM THEORY
11. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
12. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Radiative Transfer : An Introduction to Exact and Asymptotic Methods 
Author(s)  Frisch, H??l??ne 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XXXII, 593 p. 50 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book discusses analytic and asymptotic methods relevant to radiative transfer in dilute media, such as stellar and planetary atmospheres. Several methods, providing exact expressions for the radiation field in a semiinfinite atmosphere, are described in detail and applied to unpolarized and polarized continuous spectra and spectral lines. Among these methods, the Wiener???Hopf method, introduced in 1931 for a stellar atmospheric problem, is used today in fields such as solid mechanics, diffraction theory, or mathematical finance. Asymptotic analyses are carried out on unpolarized and polarized radiative transfer equations and on a discrete time random walk. Applicable when photons undergo a large number of scatterings, they provide criteria to distinguish between largescale diffusive and nondiffusive behaviors, typical scales of variation of the radiation field, such as the thermalization length, and specific descriptions for regions close and far from boundaries. Its well organized synthetic view of exact and asymptotic methods of radiative transfer makes this book a valuable resource for both graduate students and professional scientists in astrophysics and beyond 
ISBN,Price  9783030952471 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
5. Heat engineering
6. HEAT TRANSFER
7. LightMatter Interaction
8. MASS TRANSFER
9. Mathematical Methods in Physics
10. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
11. OPTICS
12. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  The Challenges of Time : Myth, Physics, Environment 
Author(s)  Grassi, Walter 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 146 p. 44 illus., 20 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book represents a journey through the history of science in regards to the concept of time, specifically, the question as to whether it is absolute, relative, or irreversible. The bestknown contribution, or at least the most popular one, came from Einstein. He took the illusion that time was universal, a concept dating back, essentially, to Galileo and Newton, and shattered it, both within and without the scientific community. Thermodynamics teaches us that time has a preferential direction, i.e., forward, and is irreversible, as shown by Prigogine and his theories on dissipative structures and complex systems. Time is not only an ???external spectator??? to what happens, but assiduously takes part in making it happen. The concept of thermodynamics shows us how time is linked with environmental issues, as creator and destroyer. The author explores the relationships of cause and effect and how it can help in measuring the various eras of the planet, as well as understanding the beings that inhabit it. This book will be a valuable read for students, researchers, and interested laypersons alike 
ISBN,Price  9783030943721 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. History of Physics and Astronomy
4. HISTORY OF SCIENCE
5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
6. Physics???History
7. Science???History
8. Science???Philosophy
9. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
10. Special relativity (Physics)
11. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Introduction to Unified Mechanics Theory with Applications 
Author(s)  Basaran, Cemal 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XVIII, 519 p. 192 illus., 75 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This second edition adds new sections on derivation of dynamic equilibrium equations in unified mechanics theory and solution of an example, derivation of very high cycle fatigue thermodynamic fundamental equation and application/verification with two metal fatigue examples, derivation of thermodynamic fundamental equations for metal corrosion, examples of corrosion ??? fatigue interaction. There is also an example of ultrasonic vibration fatigue and one traditional tension/compression loading in elastic regime. While updated and augmented throughout, the book retains its description of the mathematical formulation and proof of the unified mechanics theory (UMT), which is based on the unification of Newton???s laws and the laws of thermodynamics. It also presents formulations and experimental verifications of the theory for thermal, mechanical, electrical, corrosion, chemical and fatigue loads, and it discusses why the original universal laws of motion proposed by Isaac Newton in 1687 are incomplete. The author provides concrete examples, such as how Newton???s second law, F = ma, gives the initial acceleration of a soccer ball kicked by a player, but does not tell us how and when the ball would come to a stop. Over the course of the text, Dr. Basaran illustrates that Newtonian mechanics does not account for the thermodynamic changes happening in a system over its usable lifetime. And in this context, this book explains how to design a system to perform its intended functions safely over its usable life time and predicts the expected lifetime of the system without using empirical models, a process currently done using Newtonian mechanics and empirical degradation/failure/fatigue models which are curvefit to test data. Written as a textbook suitable for upperlevel undergraduate mechanics courses, as well as first year graduate level courses, this book is the result of over 25 years of scientific activity with the contribution of dozens of scientists from around the world. The Book Presents a mechanics theory without curve fitting polynomials and equilibrium equations without a damping coefficient. Simulates of corrosion without phenomenological models and physicsbased prediction of fatigue life without test data. Explains interaction of corrosion and very high cycle fatigue from a thermodynamics perspective with lab verifications 
ISBN,Price  9783031186219 
Keyword(s)  1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
2. CONTINUUM MECHANICS
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. ENGINEERING MECHANICS
6. MECHANICS
7. Mechanics, Applied
8. Solid Mechanics
9. SOLIDS
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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