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The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Paperback, New edition): Kevin E. Trenberth The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Paperback, New edition)
Kevin E. Trenberth
R994 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R57 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Kevin E. Trenberth emphasizes the fundamental role of energy flows in the climate system and anthropogenic climate change. The distribution of heat, or more generally, energy, is the main determinant of weather patterns in the atmosphere and their impacts. The topics addressed cover many facets of climate and the climate crisis. These include the diurnal cycle; the seasons; energy differences between the continents and the oceans, the poles and the tropics; interannual variability such as Nino; natural decadal variability; and ice ages. Human-induced climate change rides on and interacts with all of these natural phenomena, and the result is an unevenly warming planet and changing weather extremes. The book emphasizes the need to not only slow or stop climate change, but also to better prepare for it and build resilience. Students, researchers, and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds will benefit from this deeper understanding of climate change.

Foundations of Modern Physics (Hardcover): Steven Weinberg Foundations of Modern Physics (Hardcover)
Steven Weinberg
R1,017 R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Save R58 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In addition to his ground-breaking research, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg is known for a series of highly praised texts on various aspects of physics, combining exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition. Describing the foundations of modern physics in their historical context and with some new derivations, Weinberg introduces topics ranging from early applications of atomic theory through thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, transport theory, special relativity, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and quantum field theory. This volume provides the basis for advanced undergraduate and graduate physics courses as well as being a handy introduction to aspects of modern physics for working scientists.

Gravity - An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity (Hardcover): James B. Hartle Gravity - An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity (Hardcover)
James B. Hartle
R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Einstein's theory of general relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics. It also touches upon a wealth of topics that students find fascinating - black holes, warped spacetime, gravitational waves, and cosmology. Now reissued by Cambridge University Press, this ground-breaking text helped to bring general relativity into the undergraduate curriculum, making it accessible to virtually all physics majors. One of the pioneers of the 'physics-first' approach to the subject, renowned relativist James B. Hartle, recognized that there is typically not enough time in a short introductory course for the traditional, mathematics-first, approach. In this text, he provides a fluent and accessible physics-first introduction to general relativity that begins with the essential physical applications and uses a minimum of new mathematics. This market-leading text is ideal for a one-semester course for undergraduates, with only introductory mechanics as a prerequisite.

General Relativity: The Essentials (Paperback): Carlo Rovelli General Relativity: The Essentials (Paperback)
Carlo Rovelli
R420 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

In this short book, renowned theoretical physicist and author Carlo Rovelli gives a straightforward introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, our current theory of gravitation. Focusing on conceptual clarity, he derives all the basic results in the simplest way, taking care to explain the physical, philosophical and mathematical ideas at the heart of "the most beautiful of all scientific theories". Some of the main applications of General Relativity are also explored, for example, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology, and the book concludes with a brief introduction to quantum gravity. Written by an author well known for the clarity of his presentation of scientific ideas, this concise book will appeal to university students looking to improve their understanding of the principal concepts, as well as science-literate readers who are curious about the real theory of General Relativity, at a level beyond a popular science treatment.

Conversations on Quantum Gravity (Hardcover): Jacome (Jay) Armas Conversations on Quantum Gravity (Hardcover)
Jacome (Jay) Armas
R1,183 R980 Discovery Miles 9 800 Save R203 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The holy grail of theoretical physics is to find the theory of everything that combines all the forces of nature, including gravity. This book addresses the question: how far are we from such discovery? Over the last few decades, multiple roads to finding a quantum theory of gravity have been proposed but no obvious description of nature has emerged in this domain. What is to be made of this situation? This volume probes the state-of-the art in this daunting quest of theoretical physics by collecting critical interviews with nearly forty leading theorists in this field. These broad-ranging conversations give important insights and candid opinions on the various approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory, loop quantum gravity, causal set theory and asymptotic safety. This unique, readable overview provides a gateway into cutting edge research for students and others who wish to engage with the open problem of quantum gravity.

Modern Classical Mechanics (Hardcover): T. M. Helliwell, V. V. Sahakian Modern Classical Mechanics (Hardcover)
T. M. Helliwell, V. V. Sahakian
R1,465 Discovery Miles 14 650 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

In this modern and distinctive textbook, Helliwell and Sahakian present classical mechanics as a thriving and contemporary field with strong connections to cutting-edge research topics in physics. Each part of the book concludes with a capstone chapter describing various key topics in quantum mechanics, general relativity, and other areas of modern physics, clearly demonstrating how they relate to advanced classical mechanics, and enabling students to appreciate the central importance of classical mechanics within contemporary fields of research. Numerous and detailed examples are interleaved with theoretical content, illustrating abstract concepts more concretely. Extensive problem sets at the end of each chapter further reinforce students' understanding of key concepts, and provide opportunities for assessment or self-testing. A detailed online solutions manual and lecture slides accompany the text for instructors. Often a flexible approach is required when teaching advanced classical mechanics, and, to facilitate this, the authors have outlined several paths instructors and students can follow through the book, depending on background knowledge and the length of their course.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2021): Karl-Heinrich Grote, Hamid Hefazi Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2021)
Karl-Heinrich Grote, Hamid Hefazi
R7,114 Discovery Miles 71 140 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today's mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

An Introduction to Symbolic Dynamics and Coding (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Douglas Lind, Brian Marcus An Introduction to Symbolic Dynamics and Coding (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Douglas Lind, Brian Marcus
R1,202 R1,133 Discovery Miles 11 330 Save R69 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Symbolic dynamics is a mature yet rapidly developing area of dynamical systems. It has established strong connections with many areas, including linear algebra, graph theory, probability, group theory, and the theory of computation, as well as data storage, statistical mechanics, and $C^*$-algebras. This Second Edition maintains the introductory character of the original 1995 edition as a general textbook on symbolic dynamics and its applications to coding. It is written at an elementary level and aimed at students, well-established researchers, and experts in mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science. Topics are carefully developed and motivated with many illustrative examples. There are more than 500 exercises to test the reader's understanding. In addition to a chapter in the First Edition on advanced topics and a comprehensive bibliography, the Second Edition includes a detailed Addendum, with companion bibliography, describing major developments and new research directions since publication of the First Edition.

Principles of Thermodynamics (Hardcover): Jean-Philippe Ansermet, Sylvain D. Brechet Principles of Thermodynamics (Hardcover)
Jean-Philippe Ansermet, Sylvain D. Brechet
R1,641 R1,488 Discovery Miles 14 880 Save R153 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In this introductory textbook, thermodynamics is presented as a natural extension of mechanics, so that the laws and concepts learned in mechanics serve to get acquainted with the theory. The foundations of thermodynamics are presented in the first part. The second part covers a wide range of applications, which are of central importance in the fields of physics, chemistry and engineering, including calorimetry, phase transitions, heat engines and chemical reactions. In the third part, devoted to continuous media, Fourier and Fick's laws, diffusion equations and many transport effects are derived using a unified approach. Each chapter concludes with a selection of worked examples and several exercises, to reinforce key concepts under discussion. A full solutions manual is available at the end of the book. It contains more than 150 problems based on contemporary issues faced by scientists and engineers that are solved in detail for undergraduate and graduate students.

A Student's Guide to Analytical Mechanics (Paperback): John L. Bohn A Student's Guide to Analytical Mechanics (Paperback)
John L. Bohn
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Analytical mechanics is a set of mathematical tools used to describe a wide range of physical systems, both in classical mechanics and beyond. It offers a powerful and elegant alternative to Newtonian mechanics; however it can be challenging to learn due to its high degree of mathematical complexity. Designed to offer a more intuitive guide to this abstract topic, this guide explains the mathematical theory underlying analytical mechanics; helping students to formulate, solve and interpret complex problems using these analytical tools. Each chapter begins with an example of a physical system to illustrate the theoretical steps to be developed in that chapter, and ends with a set of exercises to further develop students' understanding. The book presents the fundamentals of the subject in depth before extending the theory to more elaborate systems, and includes a further reading section to ensure that this is an accessible companion to all standard textbooks.

Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover): Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover)
Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines
R2,057 R1,935 Discovery Miles 19 350 Save R122 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Master the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of kinematics with this exhaustive text, which provides a rigorous analysis and description of general motion in mechanical systems, with numerous examples from spinning tops to wheel ground-vehicles. Over 400 figures illustrate the main ideas and provide a geometrical interpretation and a deeper understanding of concepts, and exercises and problems throughout the text provide additional hands-on practice. Ideal for students taking courses on rigid body kinematics, and an invaluable reference for researchers.

New Spaces in Physics: Volume 2 - Formal and Conceptual Reflections (Hardcover): Mathieu Anel, Gabriel Catren New Spaces in Physics: Volume 2 - Formal and Conceptual Reflections (Hardcover)
Mathieu Anel, Gabriel Catren
R1,013 R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Save R57 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

After the development of manifolds and algebraic varieties in the previous century, mathematicians and physicists have continued to advance concepts of space. This book and its companion explore various new notions of space, including both formal and conceptual points of view, as presented by leading experts at the New Spaces in Mathematics and Physics workshop held at the Institut Henri Poincare in 2015. This volume covers a broad range of topics in mathematical physics, including noncommutative geometry, supergeometry, derived symplectic geometry, higher geometric quantization, intuitionistic quantum logic, problems with the continuum description of spacetime, twistor theory, loop quantum gravity, and geometry in string theory. It is addressed primarily to mathematical physicists and mathematicians, but also to historians and philosophers of these disciplines.

Mechanics for Cambridge International AS & A Level - Online Student Book (Digital product license key, 2nd Revised edition):... Mechanics for Cambridge International AS & A Level - Online Student Book (Digital product license key, 2nd Revised edition)
Phillip Crossley, Martin Burgess, Jim Fensom
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Support achievement in the latest syllabus (9709), for examination from 2020, with a stretching, practice-driven approach that builds the advanced skills required for Cambridge exam success and progression to further study. This new edition is fully aligned with the Mechanics part of the latest International AS & A Level syllabus, and contains a comprehensive mapping grid so you can be sure of complete support. Get students ready for higher education with a focus on real world application. From parabolic reflectors to technology in sport, up-to-date, international examples show how mathematics is used in real life. Students have plenty of opportunities to hone their skills with extensive graduated practice and thorough worked examples. Plus, give students realistic practice for their exams with exam-style questions covering every topic. Answers are included in the back of the book with full step-by-step solutions for all exercises and exam-style questions available on the accompanying support site. The online Student Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2028. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to a new user, once the initial user no longer requires access. You will need to contact your local Educational Consultant to arrange this.

Gravitation (Hardcover): Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler Gravitation (Hardcover)
Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler; Preface by David I. Kaiser; Introduction by Charles W. Misner, …
R1,525 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R376 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein's general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it "a pedagogic masterpiece," and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field's frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book's publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book's original publication. * The book teaches students to:* Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime* Predict orders of magnitude* Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry* Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics* Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more

Plastics Institute of America Plastics Engineering, Manufacturing & Data Handbook - Volume 1 Fundamentals and Processes... Plastics Institute of America Plastics Engineering, Manufacturing & Data Handbook - Volume 1 Fundamentals and Processes (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001)
D. V Rosato, Nick R. Schott, Marlene G. Rosato
R23,658 Discovery Miles 236 580 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book provides a simplified, practical, and innovative approach to understanding the design and manufacture of plastic products in the World of Plastics. The concise and comprehensive information defines and focuses on past, current, and future technical trends. The handbook reviews over 20,000 different subjects; and contains over 1,000 figures and more than 400 tables. Various plastic materials and their behavior patterns are reviewed. Examples are provided of different plastic products and relating to them critical factors that range from meeting performance requirements in different environments to reducing costs and targeting for zero defects. This book provides the reader with useful pertinent information readily available as summarized in the Table of Contents, List of References and the Index.

The History of Speed - The Quest to Go Faster, from the Dawn of the Motor Car to the Speed of Sound (Hardcover): Martin Roach The History of Speed - The Quest to Go Faster, from the Dawn of the Motor Car to the Speed of Sound (Hardcover)
Martin Roach
R714 R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Save R107 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
An Introduction to Hamiltonian Mechanics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Gerardo F. Torres del Castillo An Introduction to Hamiltonian Mechanics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Gerardo F. Torres del Castillo
R1,951 Discovery Miles 19 510 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This textbook examines the Hamiltonian formulation in classical mechanics with the basic mathematical tools of multivariate calculus. It explores topics like variational symmetries, canonoid transformations, and geometrical optics that are usually omitted from an introductory classical mechanics course. For students with only a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, this book makes those results accessible through worked-out examples and well-chosen exercises. For readers not familiar with Lagrange equations, the first chapters are devoted to the Lagrangian formalism and its applications. Later sections discuss canonical transformations, the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, and the Liouville Theorem on solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics or mathematics who are interested in mechanics and applied math will benefit from this treatment of analytical mechanics. The text assumes the basics of classical mechanics, as well as linear algebra, differential calculus, elementary differential equations and analytic geometry. Designed for self-study, this book includes detailed examples and exercises with complete solutions, although it can also serve as a class text.

Instant Physics - Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Instant Physics - Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R409 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Instant Physics pulls together all the pivotal physics knowledge and thought into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in bite-sized chunks, meaning you can become an expert in an instant. From black holes to black body radiation, telescopes to microscopes, quantum mechanics to general relativity, every key figure, discovery or idea is explained with succinct and lively text and graphics. Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes psychology interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know is here.

The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Hardcover): Kevin E. Trenberth The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System (Hardcover)
Kevin E. Trenberth
R1,799 Discovery Miles 17 990 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Kevin E. Trenberth emphasizes the fundamental role of energy flows in the climate system and anthropogenic climate change. The distribution of heat, or more generally, energy, is the main determinant of weather patterns in the atmosphere and their impacts. The topics addressed cover many facets of climate and the climate crisis. These include the diurnal cycle; the seasons; energy differences between the continents and the oceans, the poles and the tropics; interannual variability such as Nino; natural decadal variability; and ice ages. Human-induced climate change rides on and interacts with all of these natural phenomena, and the result is an unevenly warming planet and changing weather extremes. The book emphasizes the need to not only slow or stop climate change, but also to better prepare for it and build resilience. Students, researchers, and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds will benefit from this deeper understanding of climate change.

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity (Hardcover): Iosif L. Buchbinder, Ilya Shapiro Introduction to Quantum Field Theory with Applications to Quantum Gravity (Hardcover)
Iosif L. Buchbinder, Ilya Shapiro
R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Applications of quantum field theoretical methods to gravitational physics, both in the semiclassical and the full quantum frameworks, require a careful formulation of the fundamental basis of quantum theory, with special attention to such important issues as renormalization, quantum theory of gauge theories, and especially effective action formalism. The first part of this graduate textbook provides both a conceptual and technical introduction to the theory of quantum fields. The presentation is consistent, starting from elements of group theory, classical fields, and moving on to the effective action formalism in general gauge theories. Compared to other existing books, the general formalism of renormalization in described in more detail, and special attention paid to gauge theories. This part can serve as a textbook for a one-semester introductory course in quantum field theory. In the second part, we discuss basic aspects of quantum field theory in curved space, and perturbative quantum gravity. More than half of Part II is written with a full exposition of details, and includes elaborated examples of simplest calculations. All chapters include exercises ranging from very simple ones to those requiring small original investigations. The selection of material of the second part is done using the "must-know" principle. This means we included detailed expositions of relatively simple techniques and calculations, expecting that the interested reader will be able to learn more advanced issues independently after working through the basic material, and completing the exercises.

Einstein Was Right - The Science and History of Gravitational Waves (Hardcover): Alessandra Buonanno, Kip S. Thorne, Harry... Einstein Was Right - The Science and History of Gravitational Waves (Hardcover)
Alessandra Buonanno, Kip S. Thorne, Harry Collins, Don Howard; Edited by Jed Z. 'Buchwald; Contributions by …
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

An authoritative interdisciplinary account of the historic discovery of gravitational waves In 1915, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves-ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by the movement of large masses-as part of the theory of general relativity. A century later, researchers with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) confirmed Einstein's prediction, detecting gravitational waves generated by the collision of two black holes. Shedding new light on the hundred-year history of this momentous achievement, Einstein Was Right brings together essays by two of the physicists who won the Nobel Prize for their instrumental roles in the discovery, along with contributions by leading scholars who offer unparalleled insights into one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of our time. This illuminating book features an introduction by Tilman Sauer and invaluable firsthand perspectives on the history and significance of the LIGO consortium by physicists Barry Barish and Kip Thorne. Theoretical physicist Alessandra Buonanno discusses the new possibilities opened by gravitational wave astronomy, and sociologist of science Harry Collins and historians of science Diana Kormos Buchwald, Daniel Kennefick, and Jurgen Renn provide further insights into the history of relativity and LIGO. The book closes with a reflection by philosopher Don Howard on the significance of Einstein's theory for the philosophy of science. Edited by Jed Buchwald, Einstein Was Right is a compelling and thought-provoking account of one of the most thrilling scientific discoveries of the modern age.

Introduction to Dynamics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Amitabha Ghosh Introduction to Dynamics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Amitabha Ghosh
R1,881 Discovery Miles 18 810 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book is intended to serve as a text on dynamics for undergraduate students of engineering. The book provides in-depth discussions of the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics, more commonly known as dynamics. Drawing on the author's extensive experience in teaching the subject of dynamics at two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), the book contains 498 line diagrams, 123 worked-out examples and 222 exercise problems. The answers to select exercise problems are provided at the end of the book. A wealth of detailed illustrations make the book ideally suited for both self self-study and classroom use at both introductory and secondary levels. Thus the book offers a valuable resource for both students and teachers of dynamics, addressing the main topics covered in core level courses on 'Dynamics' for students of civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering across the globe.

Springer Handbook of Spacetime (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Abhay Ashtekar, Vesselin Petkov Springer Handbook of Spacetime (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Abhay Ashtekar, Vesselin Petkov
R6,765 Discovery Miles 67 650 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Springer Handbook of Spacetime is dedicated to the ground-breaking paradigm shifts embodied in the two relativity theories, and describes in detail the profound reshaping of physical sciences they ushered in. It includes in a single volume chapters on foundations, on the underlying mathematics, on physical and astrophysical implications, experimental evidence and cosmological predictions, as well as chapters on efforts to unify general relativity and quantum physics. The Handbook can be used as a desk reference by researchers in a wide variety of fields, not only by specialists in relativity but also by researchers in related areas that either grew out of, or are deeply influenced by, the two relativity theories: cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics, high energy physics, quantum field theory, mathematics, and philosophy of science. It should also serve as a valuable resource for graduate students and young researchers entering these areas, and for instructors who teach courses on these subjects.

The Handbook is divided into six parts. Part A: Introduction to Spacetime Structure. Part B: Foundational Issues. Part C: Spacetime Structure and Mathematics. Part D: Confronting Relativity theories with observations. Part E: General relativity and the universe. Part F: Spacetime beyond Einstein.

Theoretical Concepts in Physics - An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition):... Theoretical Concepts in Physics - An Alternative View of Theoretical Reasoning in Physics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Malcolm S. Longair
R1,328 R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Save R74 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In this original and integrated approach to theoretical reasoning in physics, Malcolm Longair illuminates the subject from the perspective of real physics as practised by research scientists. Concentrating on the basic insights, attitudes and techniques that are the tools of the modern physicist, this approach conveys the intellectual excitement and beauty of the subject. Through a series of seven case studies, an undergraduate course in classical physics and the discovery of quanta are reviewed from the point of the view of how the great discoveries and changes of perspective came about. This approach illuminates the intellectual struggles needed to attain understanding of some of the most difficult concepts in physics. Longair's highly acclaimed text has been fully revised and includes new studies on the physics of fluids, Maxwell's great paper on equations for the electromagnetic field and problems of contemporary cosmology and the very early universe.

Basics of Continuum Plasticity (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Kwansoo Chung, Myoung-Gyu Lee Basics of Continuum Plasticity (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Kwansoo Chung, Myoung-Gyu Lee
R2,244 Discovery Miles 22 440 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book describes the basic principles of plasticity for students and engineers who wish to perform plasticity analyses in their professional lives, and provides an introduction to the application of plasticity theories and basic continuum mechanics in metal forming processes. This book consists of three parts. The first part deals with the characteristics of plasticity and instability under simple tension or compression and plasticity in beam bending and torsion. The second part is designed to provide the basic principles of continuum mechanics, and the last part presents an extension of one-dimensional plasticity to general three-dimensional laws based on the fundamentals of continuum mechanics. Though most parts of the book are written in the context of general plasticity, the last two chapters are specifically devoted to sheet metal forming applications. The homework problems included are designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts involved. This book may be used as a textbook for a one semester course lasting fourteen weeks or longer. This book is intended to be self-sufficient such that readers can study it independently without taking another formal course. However, there are some prerequisites before starting this book, which include a course on engineering mathematics and an introductory course on solid mechanics.

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