Particle & High-Energy Physics


"The Elusive Neutrino"

Subatomic Detective Story

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"Scientific American Library," series; Physicist, Nickolas Solomey takes the reader through the world of particle physics, using research involving neutrinos as a navigational tool. The discussions span the discovery of radioactivity to present-day theoretical speculation about the mass and origin of elementary particles. With 20 illustrations, index. Hardback, 170 pages. Size: 242 x 223 mm. Weight: 831g.
Author:  Solomey, Nickolas
ISBN:  0716750805
Publisher:  Scientific American Library
Date:  1997  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Particle & High-Energy Physics

"Atoms, Radiation and Radiation Protection"

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"Physics Textbook" series; Takes into account the models and recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP, as well as techniques on calculating X ray shielding. This work contains practical, worked out examples, numerical problems, and real world applications. With illustrations. 3 rev ed. Paperback, 606 pages. Size: 240 x 170 mm. Weight: 1144g.
Author:  Turner, J.E.
ISBN:  3527406069
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Particle & High-Energy Physics

"Electron Scattering for Nuclear and Nucleon Structure"

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"Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics & Cosmology" series; Ericson, T. (ed.) Covers motivation for theoretical analysis and present experimental capabilities of electron scattering, with pedagogical examples. With 139 line figures 9 tables. New ed. Paperback, 380 pages. Size: 244 x 170 mm. Weight: 608g.
Author:  Walecka, John Dirk
ISBN:  0521018390
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Particle & High-Energy Physics

"Particle Accelerator Physics"

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With 264 black & white illustrations, 15 black & white tables, 24 black & white halftones, 240 black & wh. 3 rev ed. Hardback, 976 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 1466g.
Author:  Wiedemann, Helmut
ISBN:  3540490434
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  Undergraduate Particle & High-Energy Physics

"18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics"

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Collects some of the interesting writings that are tackling, from various points of view, the problem of giving an accounting of the nature, purpose, and justification of real mathematical practice - mathematics as actually done by real live mathematicians. With illustrations. Paperback, 347 pages. Size: 236 x 160 mm. Weight: 503g.
Author:  (Hersh, Reuben, ed.)
ISBN:  0387257179
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Date:  2005  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Philosophy of Mathematics

"First European Congress of Mathematics, Paris, July 6-10, 1992 Invited Lectures"

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"Progress in Mathematics" series; This is first volume of a three-volume work containing the proceedings of the First European Congress of Mathematics. It encompasses an account of the state of research in a wide variety of mathematical topics, as well as discussions of the role of mathematics in society. With index. Hardback, 610 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  (Joseph, A., ed.)
ISBN:  3764327987
Publisher:  Birkhauser Verlag Ag
Date:  1994  (Switzerland)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics (V.1)

"Perspectives on Mathematical Practices"

Bringing Together Philosophy of Mathematics, Sociology of Mathematics, and Mathematics Education

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"Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science" series; Philosophy of mathematics has transformed into a very complex network of diverse ideas, viewpoints, and theories. This title emphasises on the classical foundational work (often connected with the use of formal logical methods), and on the sociological dimension of the mathematical research community. With illustrations (some col.). Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 240 x 160 mm. Weight: 593g.
Author:  (Kerkhove, Bart Van, ed.)
ISBN:  140205033X
Publisher:  Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Date:  2006  (Netherlands)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"Philosophy of Mathematics"

An Anthology

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"Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies" series; Explores the central problems and the most intriguing new directions in the philosophy of mathematics. The papers are organized thematically, rather than chronologically, to give the best overview of philosophical issues connected with mathematics and the development of mathematical knowledge. With 27. Paperback, 448 pages. Size: 244 x 172 mm. Weight: 760g.
Author:  (Jacquette, Dale, ed.)
ISBN:  063121870X
Publisher:  Blackwell Publishers
Date:  2001  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"Fixing Frege"

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"Princeton Monographs in Philosophy" series; Surveys the assortment of methods put forth for fixing Frege's system, in an attempt to determine just how much of mathematics can be reconstructed in each. This work considers every proposed fix, each with its distinctive philosophical advantages and drawbacks. With 12 tables.. Hardback, 272 pages. Size: 216 x 140 mm. Weight: 658g.
Author:  Burgess, J.
ISBN:  0691122318
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  2005  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"How Mathematicians Think"

Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics

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To many outsiders, mathematicians appear to think like computers, grimly grinding away with a strict formal logic and moving methodically - even algorithmically - from one black-and-white deduction to another. This title reveals that mathematics is a creative activity and not just a body of formalized rules and results. With 6 halftones. 48 line illus.. Hardback, 425 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 746g.
Author:  Byers, William
ISBN:  0691127387
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"Five Golden Rules"

Great Theories of 20th Century Mathematics and Why They Matter

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How did mathematics influence the decoding of Nazi war plans, the prediction of trends on the stock market and the invention of computers? This book reveals seven of the most important theorems in 20th-century mathematics. With illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 234 x 155 mm. Weight: 331g.
Author:  Casti, John L.
ISBN:  0471193372
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  1997  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Philosophy of Mathematics

"Five More Golden Rules"

Knots, Codes, Chaos and Other Great Theories of 20th-Century Mathematics

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A survey highlighting the creme de la creme of math in the 20th century. This book explores how knot theory informs the classic tale of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot, and considers how the Shannon Coding Theory applies to decoding the human genome. With illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 272 pages. Size: 235 x 155 mm. Weight: 340g.
Author:  Casti, John L.
ISBN:  0471395285
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2001  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Philosophy of Mathematics

"Thinking About Godel and Turing"

Essays on Complexity, 1970-2007

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Contains 23 non-technical papers. This book includes essays which summarize a lifetime effort to use the notion of program-size complexity or algorithmic information content in order to shed further light on the fundamental work of Godel and Turing on the limits of mathematical methods, both in logic and in computation. Paperback, 360 pages. Size: 259 x 181 mm. Weight: 699g.
Author:  Chaitin, Gregory J.
ISBN:  9812708960
Publisher:  World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Date:  2007  (Singapore)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"A Structural Account of Mathematics"

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Presents a structural view of the nature of mathematics, and uses it to explain a number of features of mathematics that have puzzled philosophers. This work shows that, in order to understand how mathematical systems are applied in science, it is not necessary to assume that its theorems either presuppose mathematical objects or are even true. New ed. Paperback, 400 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 611g.
Author:  Chihara, Charles S.
ISBN:  0199228078
Publisher:  Oxford University Press
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

"Mathematics and Common Sense"

A Case of Creative Tension

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Mathematics has long suffered in the public eye through portrayals of mathematicians as socially inept geniuses devoted to an arcane discipline. This work demonstrates how mathematics surrounds, imbues, and maintains our everyday lives. It takes the reader through a point-by-point explanation of many frequently asked questions about mathematics. With illustrations. Hardback, 200 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 589g.
Author:  Davis, Philip J.
ISBN:  1568812701
Publisher:  A K Peters
Date:  2006  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Philosophy of Mathematics

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