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  Astrophysical Techniques, 3rd Edition

  By C.R. Kitchin

Price Rs.  545

Pages - 474, Paperbound

ISBN -81 88689 07 6, Year of Pub . 2005

Contents

Preface

Standard Symbols

Detectors - Optical and Infrared Detection, Radio and Microwave Detection, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detection, Cosmic Ray Detectors, Neutrino Detectors Gravitational Radiation

Imaging - The Inverse Problem, Photography, Electronic Imaging, Scanning, Interferometry, Speckele Interferometry, Occulations, Radar, Electronic images

Photometry - Photometry, Photometers

Spectroscopy - Spectroscopy, Spectroscopes

Other Techniques - Astrometry, Polarimetry, Solar Studies, Magnetometry

Appendix - Magnitudes and spectral types of bright stars, North polar sequence, Standard stars for the

U B V photometric system, Standard stars for the uvby photometric system, Standard stars for MK spectral types, Standard stars for polarimetry, Julian date, Catalogues, Answers to the exercises

Bibliography

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Academic Writing A University Writing Course 3rd Edition

By Lennart Bjork & Christine Raisanen

 

Price Rs. 695

Pages-  399, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 327, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Text Types
Writing: Why, What and How? -
You Can Improve Your Reading and Writing Abilities, Why Writing?, The Roles of Writing, Writing-Oriented and Reader-Oriented Writing, Process-Oriented Writing Instruction, Structure of the Book
Causal Analysis - Improving your Text-Type Awareness, Writing Your Own Causal-Analysis Text, Key to Exercises
Proposals to Solve Problems - Improving Your Text-Type Awareness, Writing Your Own Proposal, Key to Exercises
Argumentation - Improving Your Text-Type Awareness, Writing Your Own Argumentation Text, Key to Exercises
Summarising - What Characterises a Good Summary?, Guided Working Process for Summary Writing, Key to Exercises
Coherence - The Paragraph, Beyond the Paragraph: Controlling Idea and Supporting Idea, Some Hints on Language and Style, Punctuation, Key to Exercises
Genres
The Academic Research Paper - What is a Research Paper?
Research Paper in the Humanities: Literature - Improving Your Genre Awareness, Writing Your Own Research Paper
Research Paper in the Humanities: Linguistics - Improving Your Genre Awareness, Writing Your Own Research Paper
Research Paper in Science and Technology - Improving Your Genre Awareness, Writing Your Own Research Paper
Research Paper in Business and Management Studies - Improving Your Genre Awareness, Writing Your Own Research Paper
Business letters: Job Application and Cvs - Improving Your Genre Awareness, Writing Your Own Letter, Key to Exercises
Bibliography
Index

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Basic Ideas and Concept in Nuclear Physics: An Introductory Approach, 2nd Edition    

By K. Heyde

Price Rs. 495

 Pages - 524, Paperbound

ISBN -81 88689 08 4, Year of Pub.  2005

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

Part. A Knowing the Nucleus: The Nuclear Constituents and Characteristics - Nuclear global properties, General nuclear radioactive decay properties and transmutations, Problem set

Part. B Nuclear Interactions: Strong, Weak and Electromagnetic Forces - General methods, Alpha-decay: the strong interaction at work, Beta-decay: the weak interaction at work, Gamma decay: the electromagnetic interaction at work, Problem set

Part. C Nuclear Structure: An Introduction - The liquid drop model approach: a semi-empirical method, The simplest independent particle model: the Fermi-gas model, The nuclear shell model, Problem set

Part. D Nuclear Structure: Recent Developments - The nuclear mean-field: single-particle excitations and global nuclear properties , The nuclear shell model: including the residual interactions, Collective modes of motion, Deformation in nuclei: shapes and rapid rotation, Nuclear physics at the extremes of stability: weakly bound quantum systems and exotic nuclei, Deep inside the nucleus: subnuclear degrees of freedom and beyond, Outlook: the atomic nucleus as part of a larger structure

Units and conversion between various unit systems

Spherical tensor properties

Second quantization - An introduction

References

Index

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Basic Vacuum Technology, 2nd Edition.

By A. Chambers

Price Rs. 595

Pages -189 , Hardbound

ISBN - 81 88689 09 2 Year of Pub. 2005

Contents

Preface to the first Edition
Preface to the second Edition
Acknowledgment
Introduction

Gases - Introduction, Molecules, Bonding, Ions, Masses of atoms and molecules, Bonding - energy and temperature: solids, liquids and gases, Kinetic description of gas, Macroscopic gas laws.

Gases in vacuum systems - Introduction, Formulas for important quantities, Qualitative description of the pumping process, Surface processes and out gassing

Pumps - Introduction, Positive displacement pumps, Kinetic pumps, Pump selection, Entrapment Pumps (capture pumps).

Measurement of pressure - Introduction, Total pressure gauges, Ionization gauges, Hydrostatic pressure gauges, Special gauges for the low UHV and XHV ranges. Spinning rotor gauge

Vacuum materials and components - Introduction, Properties required, Seals, Flanges, Common used materials, Ceramics and glasses, Fittings, Machining and construction of components.

Cleaning - Introduction, General Considerations, Procedure selection, Cleaning procedures, Packaging, Special cleaning processes, Cleaning of vacuum components and plant after use.

Leaks and leak detection - Introduction, Real and Virtual leaks, Methods of leak detection, Leak detectors.

Systems - Introduction, Simple rotary pumped systems, Diffusion pumped system, A turbo molecular pumped system, Ultra-high vacuum system, A cryo-pumped system.

Appendices

Further Reading

Standard Graphic Symbols

List of Symbols used in the text

List of units used in the text

Index

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Electronics: Circuits, Amplifiers and Gates

By D.V. Bugg

 

Price Rs. 445

Pages -377, Paperbound,
ISBN -81 88689 04 1, Year of Pub. 2004

Contents

Preface
Voltage, Current and Resistance -
Basic Notions, Waveforms, Ohm’s Law, The Resistor Colour Code, Diodes, Kirchhoff’s Laws, Node Voltages, Earths, Superposition, Summary

Thevenin and Norton - Thevenin’s Theorem, How to Measure Veq and Req, Current Sources, Norton’s Theorem, Matching, Non-Linearity, Reciprocity, Amplifiers, Systems

Capacitance - Charge and Capacitance, Energy Stored in a Capacitor, The Effect of a Dielectric, Practical Capacitors, Capacitors in Parallel, Capacitors in Series, Summary, Exercises

Alternating Current (AC); Bandwidth - Introduction, Power in a Resistor; RMS Quantities, Phase Relations, Power Factor, Amplifiers, Bandwidth, Summary, Exercises

Inductance - Faraday’s Law, Self-inductance, LR Transient, Energy Stored in an Inductor, Stray Inductance, Phasors, Summary, Exercises

Complex Numbers and Impedance - Complex Numbers, AC Voltages and Currents, Inductance, Summary on Impedance, Impedances in Series, Impedances in Parallel, Power

Operational Amplifiers and Negative Feedback - Introduction, Series Voltage Feedback, Approximations in Voltage Feedback, Shunt Feedback, The Analogue Adder

Integration and Differentiation - Integration, The Miller Effect, Compensation Differentiation, The Charge-sensitive Amplifier, Exercises

Diodes and Transistors as Switches - Introduction, Conductors, Semiconductors and Doping, The  Junction Diode, The Diode as a Switch, The npn Bipolar Transistor, Biasing

The Field-effect Transistor (FET) - Gate Action, Simple FET Amplifiers, MOSFETs, Fabrication of Transistors and Integrated Circuits, SPICE and CAD, CMOS

Gates - Number Systems, Negative Numbers, Logical States, Logical Combinations of A and B, Asynchronous and Synchronous Logic; Hazards and Glitches, Exercises

Combinational Logic - Boolean Algebra, De Morgan’s Theorems, The Full Adder, The Karnaugh Map, Products of Sums, Use of NOR and NAND Gates, Hazards, Exercises

Sequential Logic - The RS Flip-flop, Clocks, The JK Flip-flop, Master-slave Flip-flop, A Scale-of-4 Counter, State Diagrams, Computer Architecture, Shift Registers,Exercises

Resonance and Ringing - Introduction, Resonance in a Series LCR Circuit, Transient in a CL Circuit, Transient in the Series LCR Circuit, Parallel LCR, Poles and Zeros, Exercises

Fourier’s Theorem - Introduction, A Square Wave Applied to a CR Filter, How to Find Fourier Coefficients, The Heterodyne Principle, Broadcasting, The Perfect Filter, Exercises

Active Filters - Types of Filter, Quadratic Filters, The Biquad Active Filters, Butterworth Filters, Chebychev and Other Filters, Exercises

Equivalent Circuits for Diodes and Transistors - Introduction, AC Equivalent Circuit for the Diode, Slope Resistance of a pn Diode, Common Base Amplifier, The FET

Transistor Amplifiers - Introduction, Common Emitter Amplifier, Emitter Follower, The Darling Pair, FETs, Bootstrapping, The Current Mirror, Level Shifting, Exercises

Oscillators - The Condition for Oscillation, Frequency Stability, The Wien Bridge Oscillator, The Nyquist Diagram, Uncompensated Operational Amplifiers, Exercises

Control Systems and Synchronisation - Introduction, Feedback, Zero Error, Velocity Error, Velocity Error, Stability, Phase-locked Loops-Synchronisation, Exercises

Digital Circuits - The Schmitt Trigger, The Monostable, The Astable, Voltage-controlled Oscillators, The 555 Timer, Separation of Signal from Noise, Switching Speed

Transformers and Three-Phase Supplies - Introduction, Energy Stored in a Transformer, Circuit Equations and Equivalent Circuits, Three-phase Systems, Balanced Loads

Appendix - Thevenin’s Theorem, Exponentials, PN Junctions and Bipolar Transistors, IC Layouts 

Transistor Specifications

Index

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Electronic Measurement Systems: Theory and Practice 2nd Edition

 By A.F.P Putten

 

Price Rs. 495

Pages - 446, Paperbound

ISBN - 81 88689 02 5, Year of Pub.  2004

Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

List of Symbols

Acknowledgments

Introduction to Electronics Measurement systems - Information, Types of Measurement, why electronic measurement systems?, Future trends

Types of Measuring system - Introduction, Functional structures, Signal structures, Spatial structures

Implementations of Functions - Introduction, Tools, Analogue functions, Filters, Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversions

System Specifications - Introduction, Technical specifications, Types of error, Measures for improving electronic systems

Reliability - Introduction, Reliability concepts, Families of lifetime distributions, Reliability of parts, components, equipment and systems

Transducers - Introduction, Classification of transducers, State descriptions, Transducer parameters, definitions and terminology

Offset and Drift - Introduction, Principles of offset voltage and current, Calculation of the offset voltage and current

Guarding and Shielding - Introduction, The nature and causes of interference Aspects of guarding, Aspects of shielding, Interference caused by a magnetic field

Noise Calculations - Introduction, Noise voltage, noise current and noise figure, The relationship between the noise voltage, noise current and noise figure

Physics of Noise - Introduction, Thermal noise or Johnson noise in conductors, shot noise, Flicker noise, Noise in semiconductor components, Noise insensors

Interfacing to Sensors - Introduction, Sensors in bridge configurations, Bridge amplifier configurations, Telemetry

Ergonomics or Human Engineering - Introduction, Biological equipment of the Human being, Some other aspects of human perception of information, Perception

Appendix - Table of Frequently used physical constants

Index

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Food Flavours: Biology and Chemistry
 By Carolyn Fisher

 Price Rs. 295

 Pages - 165, Paperbound

 ISBN- 81 88689 017, Year of Pub. 2004

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction - Problems in Flavour Research - Definition of Flavour, Classification of Food Flavours, Chemical Compounds Responsible for flavour, Difficulties of flavour Chemistry Research, Objectives of Flavour Chemistry Research, References

Flavour Compounds - Chemical Compound Classes and their Flavour Responses, Flavour Development during Biogenesis, Flavour Development during Food Processing, The Use of Biotechnology to Develop Flavours, Conclusion, References

The Chemical Senses - Introduction, Anatomy of the Chemical Senses, Neural Development of the Chemical Senses, Receptor Mechanisms, Neural Coding, The Control of Eating, References

Flavour Analysis - Subjective versus Objective, Psychophysics and Sensory Evaluation Instrumental Analysis, Sample Handling and Artefacts, References

Teaching Flavour Concepts - Problem Based Learning, Tongue and Nose, Onion, Beverage, Maillard Reaction Thio-stench, References

Bibliography

Glossary

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Fractal and Chaos: An Illustrated Course
 By Paul Addison
 

Price Rs. 445

Pages - 256, Paperbound,

ISBN -81 88689 106, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface
Introduction - Introduction, A matter of fractals, Deterministic chaos, Chapter summary and further reading
Regular fractals and self-similarity - Introduction, The Cantor Set, Non-fractal dimensions: the Euclidean and topological dimension, The similarity dimension, The Koch curve, The quadratic Koch curve, The Koch island, Curves in the plane with similarity dimension exceeding 2, The Sierpinski gasket and carpet, The Menger Sponge, Chapter summary and further reading Revision questions and further tasks
Random fractals - Introduction, Randomising the Cantor Set and Koch Curve, Fractal boundaries, The box counting dimension and the Hausdorff Dimension, The structured walk technique and the divider dimension, The perimeter-area relationship, Chapter summary and further reading, Revision questions and further tasks
Regular and fracitonal Brownian motion - Introduction, Regular Brownian motion, Fractional Brownian motion: time traces, Fractional Brownian surfaces, Fractional Brownian motion: spatial trajectories, Diffusion limited aggregation, The colour and power and noise, Chapter summary and further reading, Revision questions and further tasks
Iterative feedback processes and chaos - Introduction, Population growth and the Verhulst Model, The logistic map, The effect of variation in the control parameter, General form of the iterated solutions of the logistic map, Graphical iteration of the logistic map, Bifurcation, stability and the Feigenbaum Number, A two dimensional map: the Henon Model, Iterations in the complex plane: Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set, Chapter summary and further reading Revision questions and further tasks
Chaotic oscillations - Introduction, A simple nonlinear mechanical oscillator: the Duffing Oscillator, Chaos in the weather: the Lorenz Model, The Rossler systems, Phase space, dimension and attractor form, Spatially extended systems: coupled oscillators, Spatially extended systems: fluids, Mathematical routes to chaos and turbulence, Chapter summary and further reading, Revision questions and further tasks
Characterising chaos - Introduction, Preliminary characterisation: visual inspection Preliminary characterisation: frequency spectra, Characterising chaos: Lyapunov exponents Characterising chaos: dimension estimates, Attractor reconstruction, The embedding dimension for attractor reconstruction, The effect of noise, Regions of behaviour on the attractor and characterisation limitations, Chapter summary and further reading, Revision questions and further task
Appendix - Computer program for Lorenz Equations, Illustrative papers, Experimental chaos, Solutions
References
Index

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Handbook of Science Communication

 By A. Wilson, J. Gregory, S. Miller & S. Earl

Price Rs. 295

Pages - 159, Paperbound,

ISBN- 81 88689 114, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Editor's Note

Foreword
Part - 1. Practical Science Communication
The Public Understanding of Science - Introduction, Why do the Public Need to Understand Science and Technology?, What do the Public Know about Science and Technology?, Who are the Public? Or, What is an Expert?, What do People Think about Science and Technology?, How can Communication Help?
Gathering Information - Introduction, Libraries, Live Sources of Information, Other Sources of Information, Copyright and Acknowledgements
Written Communication - Introduction, A Guide to Clear Writing, Forms and Styles of Writing, Layout and Typography, Illustration
Working with the Media - Introduction, Contacting...,... and Being Contacted, Being Interviewed, Broadcasting
Coping with the Fallout
Part - 2. Communication Theory and Practice
Basic Concepts and Principles of Communication Theory - Introduction-the Need for Effective Communication, Patter and Modes of Communication, Getting the Message Across, Basic Theories of Communication
Spoken Communication - Introduction, Spoken Language, Styles of Speaking, Planning and Presenting a Formal Talk, Other Contexts for Speaking, Using Visual Aids
Working in Groups and Teams - introduction, Group Dynamics, Group and Team Roles, Contexts for Group and Team Work
Index.

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Introduction to Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

By D. Bailin & A. Love
 

Price  Rs. 395

Pages - 364, Paperbound,

ISBN- 81 88689 05X, Year of Pub. 2004

Contents
Preface to first edition
Preface to revised edition

Path integrals - Problem, References
Path integrals in non-relativistic quantum mechanics - Transition amplitudes as path integrals, The ground state to ground state amplitude, Ground state expectation values fro m, Problems, Refrences
Classical field theory - Euler lagrange equations, Noether’s theorem, Scalar field theory, Spinor field theory, Massless vector field theory, Problems, References
Quantum field theory of a scalar field - The Generating functional, The generating functional for free field theory, Green functions for free free field theory, The effective action and one particle irreducible, Green functions, Problems, References
Scattering amplitudes - Scattering amplitude in quantum mechanics, Scattering amplitude in quantum field theory, References
Quantum field theory with fermions - Path integrals over Grassman variables, The generating functional for spinor field theories, Propagator for the Dirac field Renormalisable theories of Dirac field, Renormalisable theories of Dirac fields and scalar fields, Feynman rules for yukawa interactions, Massless fermions, Scattering amplitudes with fermions, Problems, References
Gauge field theories - Abelian gauge field theory, Non Abelian gauge field theories, Field equations for gauge field theories, References
Feynman rules for quantum chromodynamics and quantum electrodynamics - Quantum chromodynamics, Problems in quantising gauge field theories, An analogy with ordinary integrals, Quantisation of gauge field theory, Feynman rules for gauge field theories, Scattering amplitudes with gauge fields, Problems, References
Renormalisation of QCD and QED at one-loop order - Counter terms for gauge field theories, Calculation of renormalisation constants, The electron anomalous magnetic moment, Problems, References
QCD and asymptotic freedom - The Renormalisation group equation, Deep inelastic electronic nucleon scattering, The wilson coefficients and moments of structure functions, Renormalisation group equation for wilson coeffients, Calculations of anomalous dimensions, Comparison with experiment, Problems, References
Spontaneous symmetry breaking - Introduction, Spontaneous symmetry breaking in ferromagnet, spontaneous, breaking of discrete symmetry, Problems, References
Feynman rules for electroweak theory - Feynman rules for the vertices, Tests of electroweak theory, Inclusion of hadrons, Problems, References
Renormalisation of electroweak theory - Electroweak theory renormalisation schemes, Definition of the renormalised parameters, Evalutation of the renormalised parameters, Problems, References
Grand unified theory - Philosophy, The Grand unification scale, Proton decay, problems, References
Field theories at finite temperature - The partition function for scalar field theory, Partition function for free scalar field theory, Partition function for gauge vector bosons, Partition function for fermions Problems, References
Appendix - Appendix - A, Appendix - B, Appendix - C, Appendix - D, Appendix - E
Index

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Introduction to Chaos: Physics and Mathematics of Chaotic  Phenomena
By H Nagashima & Y Baba

 

Price Rs. 295

Pages- 168, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 122, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface to the first (Japanese) edition
Preface to the English edition

What is chaos? - What is chaos?, Characteristics of Chaos, Chaos in Nature
Li-Yorke chaos, topological entropy and Lyapunov number - Li-Yorke theorem and Sharkovski’s theorem, Periodic orbits, Li-Yorke theorem (continued), Scrambled set and observability of Li-yorke chaos, Topological entropy, Denseness of orbits, Invariant measure, Lyapunov number, Summary
Routed to chaos - Pitchfork bifurcation and Feigenbaum route, Condition for pitchfork bifurcation, Windows, Intermittent chaos
Chaos in realistic systems - Conservative system and dissipative system, Attractor and Poincare section, Lyapunov numbers and change of volume, Construction of attractor, Hauxdorff dimension, generalized dimension and fractal, Evaluatuon of correlation dimension, Evaluation of Lyapunov number
Appendices - Periodic solutions of the logistic map, Mobius function and inversion formula, Countable set and uncountable set, Upper limit and lower limit, Lebesgue measure, Normal numbers, Periodic orbits with finite fraction initial value, The delta function, Where does the period 3 window begin in the logistic map?, Newton method, How to evaluate topological entropy, Examples of invariant measure, Saddle point method, Chaos in double pendulum, Singular points and limit cycle of van der Pol equation, Singular points of the Rossler model
References
Solutions

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Introduction to the Primates

 By Daris R. Swindler

Price Rs. 495

Pages- 284, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 033, Year of Pub. 2004

Description
Introduction to the Primates is a comprehensive but compact guide to the long evolutionary history of the world's prosimians, monkeys, and apes, and to the much shorter history of humankind's interactions with them, from our earliest recorded observations to the severe threats we now pose to their survival.
Daris Swindler provides a detailed description of the major primate groups and their environments, from the smallest lemurs of Madagascar to the gorillas of central Africa. He compares and contrasts the primate species, looking at each with a specific anatomical focus. The range of diversity emerges as the particular characteristics of the species becomes increasingly distinct. Swindler also considers primate behavior and its close connections with environment and evolutionary differences. His account of 65 million years of successful adaptation and evolution demonstrates the drama of paleontology as evidence accrues and gaps in the history of primate evolution gradually close.
Contents
Foreword
Preface

Acknowlegments,Monkeys and Apes in History, Classification and Distribution in Living Primates
Blood Groups, Chromosomes, and DNA, The Skull, Teeth, Diet, and Digestion, The Brain and Special Senses, The Skeleton and Locomotion, Growth and Development, Social Groups and Primate Behavior, Fossil Primates, Primate Conservation, Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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Introductory Medical Statistics, 3rd Edition.

By Mould

 

Price Rs. 545

Pages - 403, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 130, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface
Data Presentation - Introduction, Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Histogram, Pictogram, Scatter Diagram, Table, Graphs: Linear and Logarithmic Axes, Exponentials
Describing Curves and Distributions - Introduction, Mean, Mode and Median, Skewness, Standard Deviation and Variance, Coefficient of Variation, Probability Density Function
The Normal Distribution Curve - Introduction, Mathematical Formula, Mathematical Tables
Introduction to Sampling, Errors, Accuracy and Precision - Introduction, Sample Distribution and Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean, Central Limit Theorem, Formulae for Standard Errors, Gross Accidental Errors, Systematic Errors, Errors of Interpretation
Introduction to Probability - Descriptions of Probability, The Two Laws of Probability, Bayesian Probability
Binomial Probabilities - Permutations and Combinations, The binomial Distribution, Examples of Binomial Problems, The Normal Approximation to the Binomial
Poisson Probabilities - The Poisson Distribution, Examples of Poisson Problems, The Poisson Approximation to the Binomial, The Normal Approximation to the Poisson
Introduction to Statistical Significance - The Null Hypothesis, Null, Positive and Negative Results of Studies, Probability Levels and Significance, Degrees of Freedom
The Chi-squared Test - Introduction Goodness of Fit: Precision of Nuclear Medicine Counting Instruments, Goodness of Fit: A Racing Problem, Goodness of Fit: A Poisson Problem, Goodness of Fit: A Lognormal Curve Fitting Problem, The 2x2 Contingency
The Fisher Exact Probability Test - Introduction, One-tailed Example, Two-tailed Example
The t-test - Introduction, Paired t-test: Difference Between Means, Unpaired Two-sample t-test, Normal Teat for the Difference Between Means of Large Samples
Difference Between Proportions for Independent and for Non-independent (McNemar’s Test for Paired Proportions) Samples - Independent Samples from Normal Populations, McNemar’s Test for Difference Between Paired Proportions
Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney and Sign Tests - Non-parametric Rank Tests, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test for Matched Pairs, Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test for Unpaired Data
Survival Rate Calculations - Introduction, Basic Data for the Worked Examples, Kaplan-Meier Life Table Method for Non-grouped Data
The Logrank and Mantel-Haenszel Tests - Introduction, The Logrank Test, The Mantel-haenszel Test
Regression and Correlation - Introduction, Method of Least Squares for Estimation of the Slope and Intercept of a Straight Line, Regression Lines, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient
Analysis of Variance - Introduction, The F-test, One-way ANOVA: Worked Example, Two-way ANOVA
Multivariate Analysis: The Cox Proportional Hazards Model - Introduction, Hazard Function, Cumulative Distribution Function and Survivor Function, Assumptions of the Cox Proportional Hazards Model, Methodology, Examples: Breast Cancer
Sensitivity and Specificity - Definitions, Problems of Defining Normality and Abnormality, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve, Example: Prostate Cancer Early Detection
Clinical Trials - Introduction, Trial aims and Objectives, Trial Description by Phases 1-3, Phase 1Trials, Randomisation, Historical Controls, Phase 2 Trials, Phase 3 Trials
Cancer Treatment Success, Cure and Quality of Life - Introduction, Qualitative Assessment, Semi-quantitative Assessment: Complete, Partial and NoRegression
Risk Specification with Emphasis on Ionising Radiation - Introduction, Definitions of Absolute Risk and Relative Risk, Odds Ratio, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Chernoby1
Types of Epidemiological Study: Case-control, Cohort and Cross-sectional - Introduction, Case-control Studies, Cohort Studies, Nested Case-control Study, Cross-sectional Studies, Summary of Advantages and Disadvantages of the Different Studies
Glossary of Rates and Ratios: Terminology in Vital Statistics
References
Index

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Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

B H Brown, R H Smallwood, D C Barber, P V Lawford, D R Hose

Price Rs. 895

Pages - 736, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 149, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface
Preface to ‘medical physics and physiological measurement’
Notes to readers
Acknowledgments
Biomechanics -
Introduction and objectives, Properties of materials, The Principles of equibrium, Stress analysis, Structures Instability, Mechanical work and energy, Kinematics and kinetics and Problems etc.
Biofluid Mechanics - Introduction and objectives, Pressure in the body, Properties of fluids in motion: the constitutive equations, Fundamentals of fluid dynamics, Flow of viscous fluids in flows, Flow through an ofifice and Problems etc.
Physics of The Senses - Introduction and objectives, Cutaneous sensation, The chemical senses, Audition, Vision, Psychophysics and Problems
Biocompatibility and Tissue Damage - Introduction and objectives, Biomaterials and biocompatibility, Material response to the biological environment, Tissue response to the biomaterial, Assessment of biocompability and Problems.
Ionizing Radiation: Dose and Exposure-Measurements, Standards and protection - Introduction and objectives, Absorption, scattering and attenuation of gamma rays, Biological effects and protection from them and Problems etc.
Radioisotopes and Nuclear Medicine - Introduction and objective, Atomic structure, Production of isotopes, Principles of measurement, Non-imaging investigation: principles, Non-imaging examples, Radionuclide imaging and Problems etc.
Ultrasound -
Introduction and objectives, Wave fundamentals, Generation of ultrasound, Interaction of ultrasound with materialsand Problems.
Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation: Tissue Absorption and Safety Issues-  Introduction and objectives, Tissues as a leaky dielectric, Relaxation processes, Overview of non-ionizing radiation effects and Problems etc.
Gaining Access to Physiological signals - Introduction and objectives, Electrodes, Thermal noise and amplifiers, Biomagnetism, Transducers, Problems.
Evoked Responses - Testing systems by evoking a response, Stimuli, Detection of small signals, Electical interfrence, Applications and signals interpretation, Problems.
Image Formation - Introduction and objectives, Basic imaging theory, The imaging equation, Position independence, Reduction from three to two dimensions.
Image Production - Introduction and objectives , Radionuclide imaging, Ultrasonic imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging, CT imaging, Electric impedence tomography (EIT), Problems.
Mathematical and Statistical Techniques - Introduction and objectives, Useful preliminaries: some properties of trigonometric functions, Representation of deterministic signals and Problems etc.
Image Proocessing and Analysis - Introduction and objectives, Digital images, Image processing and Problems etc.
Audiology - Introduction and objectives, Hearing function and sound properties, Basic measurement of ear function, Hearing defects, Evoked responses: electric response audiometry and Problems etc.
Electrophysiology - Introduction and objectives: Sources of biological potential, The ECG/EKG and its detection and analysis, Electroencephalographic (ECG) signals, Problems.
Respiratory Function - Introduction and objectives, Respiratory physiology, Problems and etc.
Pressure Measurement - Introduction and objectives, Pressure, Non-invasive measurement, Problems etc.
Blood Flow Measurement- Introduction and objectives, Indicator dilution techniques, Plethysmography, Problems and etc.
Biomechanical Measurements - Introduction and objectives, Static measurement, Dynamic measurement, Problems.
Ionizing Radiation: Radiotherapy - Radiotherapy: introduction and objectives, The generation of ionizing radiation: treatment machines, Problems and etc.
Safety-Critical Systems and Engineering Design: cardiac and Blood-Related Devices  Introduction and objectives Cardiac electric systems and Problems etc.

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Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy, 2nd Edition
By Philips R. Bunker

 

Price Rs. 745

Pages - 747, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 157, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface - Edition 1, Edition 2
Introduction
Bibliographical Notes

The Complete Nuclear Permutation Group - The definition of a permutation operation, The successive application of permutations, The definition of a group, The complete nuclear permutation (CNP) group of a molecule, Bibliographical Notes
The Complete Nuclear Permutation Inversion Group - The inversion operation E* and parity, Combining permutations with the inversion: The CNPI group, The detailed effects of P and P* operations, Summary, Bibliographical Notes
The Molecular Symmetry Group - Preamble, The drawbacks of using the CNPI group, The definition of the molecular symmetry (MS) group, Weakly bound cluster molecules, The MS group for levels of more than one electronic state, Summary, Bibliographical Notes
Rotation Groups and Point Groups - Rotational symmetry and the rotation group, The rotation group symmetry of molecules, Reflection symmetry and the point group, The point group symmetry of molecules Relating rotation groups, point groups and MS groups, Bibliographical Notes
Representations and Characters Tables - Matrices and matrix groups, Isomorphism and faithful representations, Homomorphism and unfaithful representations, Equivalent and irreducible representations Reduction of a representation, Conjugate elements and classes, Group products, Character tables, Correlation tables, Bibliographical Notes
The Symmetry Labeling of Molecular Energy Levels - A molecular Schrödinger equation in (X, Y, Z) coordinates, The effects of nuclear permutations and the inversion on the Schrödinger equation, Projection operators, The symmetry of a product,The use of symmetry labels and the vanishing integral rule, Diagonalizing the Hamiltonian matrix, Appendix
The Molecular Hamiltonian and its Symmetry - The molecular Hamiltonian, The full symmetry group GFULL of the molecular Hamiltonian, Subgroups of the GFULL group, Time reversal symmetry, Near symmetry, Discussion, Bibliographical Notes
Nuclear Spin Statistics - Introduction, The classification of the complete internal wavefunction, The classification of the nuclear spin wavefunctions, The determination of the statistical weights, Correlation tables with statistical weights added, Appendix
The Born Oppnheimer Approximation and theElectronic Wavefunction - The rovibronic Schrödinger equation, Two methods for changing coordinates in a Schrödinger equation, The Born-Oppenheimer approximation, The electronic wavefunctions, Summary, Bibliographical Notes
The Coordinates and Momenta in the Rotation-Vibration Hamiltonian - Introduction, The Eckart equations, Angular momentum, The normal coordinates, The rotation-vibration Hamiltonian, Bibliographical Notes
The Rotation and Vibration Wavefunctions - Introduction, The rigid rotor Schrödinger equation, The harmonic oscillator Schrödinger equation, Summary, Bibliographical Notes
The Symmetry of the Rovibronic Wavefunctions - The transformation properties of the rovibrational coordinates, The classification of the rotational wavefunctions, The classification of the vibrational wavefunctions, The classification of rotation-vibration wavefunctions, The classification of the electronic wavefunctions, Near symmetry groups, Appendix
Energy Levels and Interactions - Introduction, Rotation-vibration interactions, Vibronic and rovibronic interactions, The Renner effect and the Jahn-Teller effect, Rydberg states, Spin effects, Bibliographical Notes
TransitionIntensities and Optical Selection Rules - Electric dipole transitions, Magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole transitions, Multiphoton processes and the Raman effect, The Zeeman effect, The Stark effect, Bibliographical Notes
Nonrigid Molecules - Introduction, The rotation-contortion-vibration wave equation, Optical selection rules, Examples, Bibliographical Notes
Weakly Bound Cluster Molecules - Introduction, The Hamiltonian, The determination of optical selection rules, Solving the Schrödinger equation, Examples, Appendix
Linear Molecules - Introduction, Linear triatomic molecules, Diatomic molecules, The isomorphic Hamiltonian, Energy level labels, Optical selection rules, Electronic g/u mixing, Bibliographical Notes
Electron Spin Double Groups - Spin double groups and the operation R ,The spin double group of C2v(M) , The spin double group of C3v(M) , The spin double groups of nonrigid molecules, The classification of rotational wavefunctions having half-integral J, Appendix
Appendix - The Character Tables, The Correlation Tables
References
Index

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Nonlinear Dynamics: A Two-Way Trip from Physics to Math

By H G Solari, M A Natiello, G B Mindlin

 

Price Rs. 445

Pages - 347, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 165, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface

Nonlinear dynamics in nature - Hiking among rabbits, Turbulence, Benard instability, Dynamics of a modulated laser, Tearing of plasma sheet, Summary
Linear dynamics - Introduction, Why linear dynamics?, Linear flows, Summary, Additional exercise
Nonlinear examples - Preliminary comments, A model for the CO2 Laser, Duffering oscillator, The Lorenz equations, Summary, Additional exercises
Elements of the description - Introduction, Basic elements, Poincare sections, Maps and dynamics, Parameter dependence, Summary, Additional exercise
Elementary stability theory - Introduction, Fixed point stability, The validity of the linearization procedure, Maps and periodic orbits, Structural stability, Summary, Additional exercise
Bi-dimensional flows - Limit sets, Transverse sections and sequences, Poincare - Bendixson theorem, Structural Stability, Summary
Bifurcations - The bifurcation programme, Equivalence between flows, Conditions for fixed point bifurcations, Reduction to the centre manifold, Normal forms, Additional exercise
Numerical experiments - Period-doubling cascades, Torus break up, Homoclinic explosions in the Lorenz systems, chaos and other phenomena, Summary
Global bifurcations - Transverse homoclinic orbits, Homoclinic tangencies, Homoclinic tangles and horseshoes, Heteroclinic tangles, Summary
Horseshoes - The invariant set, Cantor sets, Symbolic dynamics, Horseshoes and attractors, Hyperbolicity, Structural stability, Summary, Addtional exercise
One-dimensional Maps - Unimodal maps of the interval, Elementary kneading theory, Parametric families of unimodal maps, Summary
Topological structure of three-dimensional flows - Introduction, Forced oscillators and two dimensional maps, Topological invariants, Orbits that imply chaos, Horseshoe formation, Topological classification of strange attractors, Summary
The dynamics behind data - Introduction and motivation, Characterization of chaotic time series, Is this data set chaotic?, , Summary
Perturbative methods: averaging - The perturbative problems, A non trival example, The periodic case, Perturbation of a hamiltonian problem, Perturbation of homoclinic loops, Hopf bifurcation at a strong resonance, Summary, Additional exercise
Bifurcations and symmetries - Introduction, Symmetries and groups, Intensity patterns in lasers, Symmetry and bifurcation theory: the tricks, The treats, Revisting the laser, Imperfect symmetries, Summary, Addtinal exercises
Global bifurcations: II - Introduction, Homoclinic orbits of maps and flows, Homoclinic orbit in two dimensional flows, Homoclinic orbit in three - dimensional flows, The quest for homoclinic connections, Summary
References
Index

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Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation

 By M V Berry

 Price Rs. 345

 Pages - 179, Paperbound,

 ISBN 81 88689 173, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Preface - 1989 reprint, first edition
Introduction

Cosmography - What the universe contains, The cosmic distance hierarchy and the determination of galactic densities, The red shift and the expansion of the universe Physical basis of general relativity - The need for relativistic ideas and a theory of gravitation, Difficulties with Newtonian mechanics: gravity and inertial frames and absolute space, Inadequacy of special relativity, Mach's principle, and gravitational waves, Einstein's principle of equivalence
Curved spacetime and the physical mathematics of general relativity - Particle paths and the separation between events, Geodesics, Curved spaces, Curvature and gravitation
General relativity near massive objects - Spacetime near an isolated mass, Around the world with clocks, Precession of the perihelion of Mercury, Deflection of light, Radar echoes from planets, Black holes
Cosmic kinematics - Spacetime for the smoothed-out universe, Red shifts and horizons, Apparent luminosity, Galactic densities and the darkness of the night sky Number counts
Cosmic dynamics - Gravitation and the cosmic fluid, Histories of model universes The steady state theory, Cosmologies in which the strength of gravity varies
In the beginning - Cosmic black-body radiation, Condensation of galaxies, Ylem Appendix - Labelling astronomical objects, Theorema egregium
Problems
Solutions to odd-numbered problems
Useful numbers
Bibliography
Index

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States of Matter, States of Mind

By Allan Barton

Price Rs. 495

Pages- 384, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 181, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
States of Matter - Cake Making, The greeks had a word for it, Galloping horses, Building a house, Hindsight and Foresight, Keep it simple, Six impossible things before breakfast, Structure, Starting the jigsaw puzzle, Unveven progress, Whimsicality, Misleading models, Phases, How Small are attoms, Endnotes
Language of Matter -
Scientific Jargon, Perspective, How long is a piece of string?, Condition critical, Smaller and smaller probes, Limits and Dimensions, Microgravity, Symmetry, Endnotes
Patterns in Matter - States, Dynamics, Newton’s Model, Fields, Flow, Light, Chaos, Fractals, Scale, Dirty Systems, Endnotes
Unuual Matter - Ultraviolet, Catastrophe, Wave states, Wave in box, Heinsenberg may have been here, Playing cards and Four strokes, Quantum leap, Endnotes
Thermodynamics Matter - Energy well model, Thermodynamic Model, Absolute zero, Energy and entropy, Death and taxes, Cusedness Model, Ordering, Phase changes, Dynamic Models, Endnotes
Interacting Matter - Interactions, Probing Matter, Transformation, Changing Matter, Failure, Endnotes
Fundamentals Matter - Beyond the atom, Bubble chambers, Charge integrity, Electron in a box, Tunnelling, Delocalisation, Quantum dots, Colourful quarks, Virtual reality, Isotopes, Endnotes
Atomic Matter - Atom models, Quantum Mechanical atom, Rydberg atom, Periodic elements, Noble gases, Cooling atoms, Trappng an atom, Surface images, Plasmas, Endnotes
Chemical Matter - Amount, Molecules, Bond models, Extended models, allotropes, Electronegativity, Giving, Talking and sharing, Carbon compounds, Microclusters, Nonexistent components, Handedness, Aromatic model, Fullerenes, Macromolecules, Endnotes
Molecular Matter - Molecular interactions, Fragile molecules, Many body problems, computer simiultation, Ideal gases, Hard sphere model, Molecular speeds, Kinetic fluid models, Endnotes
Disordered Matter - Condensed states, Liquids, Superfluid Helium, Viscous flow, Glasses, Turbulences, granular matter, Endnotes
Mixed Matter - Purity, Ideality, Collections, Phase diagrams, Mixtures Cohesion parameters, gases in liquids, Chemical processes, Catalysts and enzymes, Endnotes
Ordered Matter - Layer by Layer, Crystals Nucleation, Electrical conduction, organic conductors, Ceramics, Superconductors, solid solutions, Magnetic Matter, Endnotes
Interfacial Matter - Windows, Interfacial Energy, Liquids can flow uphill, Adsorptions, Metal surfaces, Thin films, Surfactants, Bubbles, Foams, Aerogels, Sticky solids, Sintering, aggregates, Nanotribology, Adhesives, Endnotes
Soft Matter - Soft Matter, Polymers, Polymer solvents, Flowing polymers, Gels, colloids, Superpolymers, Liquid crystals, Replication, Biological Machines, Life, Evolving universe, Endnotes
Post Script: States of Mind
Bibliography

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Statistical Mechanics: Fundamentals and Model Solutions

 By Teunis C Dorlas

 

Price Rs. 295

Pages- 273, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 068, Year of Pub. 2004

Contents
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Part. 1:Thermodynamics - The Zeroth Law, The First Law, Differentials, The Second Law Thermal Engines and Refrigerators, The Fundamental Equation, Convexity, Thermodynamic Potentials, Phase Transitions, Magnetism, The Refrigerator and Liquefaction of Gases Examples of Phase Transitions, Equations of State for Solids, Applications in Chemistry Black-Body Radiation, The Big Bang, The Constitution of Stars, Problems to Part 1
Part. II: Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics - Quantum Mechanics, Non-Interacting Localized Spins, Large-Deviation Theory, The Paramagnet Revisited, Identical Localized Free Particles, Quantum Gases, Ensembles, Existence of the Thermodynamic Limit, Large Deviations for the Energy Density, Problems to Part 2
Part. III: Models in Statistical Mechanics - A Simple Model for Rubber, The Ising Model, The Mean-Field Weiss-Ising Model, The Mean-Field Lattice Gas, Metals and the Electron Gas White-Dwarf Stars, Phonons, Boson Condensation and Liquid Helium, Superconductivity, Problems to

Appendices - Probability Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Convexity
References
Further Reading
Answers to the Problems
Index

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Superfluidity and Superconductivity

By D.R. Tilley & J Tilley
 

Price Rs. 545

Pages - 470, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 19X, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents

Preface to the third edition

Superfluids: an introduction - Basic properties of superfluid 4He, Basic properties of superconductors, Basic properties of superfluid 3He, Problems, References

Condensates and excitations - Introduction, The Bose-Einstein condensation, The condensate wave function, Elementary excitations and superfluidity, Elementary excitations in He 2 and their interactions, The search for the condensate in He 2, Elementary excitations in superconductors, Elementary excitation spectrum of superfluid 3He, Problems, References

Helium II: the two-fluid model - Introduction, Basic superfluidity, The equation for superfluid flow, Motion of the normal fluid, Generalised two-fluid model, The flow of helium 2 in channels, Liquid helium films, The fountain effect and heat transport in helium 2, The Propagation of sound in helium 2, Problems, References

Microscopic theory of superconductivity - Introduction, The BCS ground state, BCS excited states at T = 0, BCS theory at nonzero temperature, Summary and discussion, Appendix, Problems, References

Superconductors: electrodynamics and Tunnelling - Introduction, Microwave skin effect in a normal metal, London equations for a superconductor, Pippard’s equation, Superconductors in microwave and infrared fields, Electron tunnelling, Non-equilibrium superconductivity, Tunnel junctions in phonon spectroscopy, Problems, References

Vortex States - Quantisation of circulation, Quantised vortices in He 2,Quantised vortices in superconductors, A comparison of He 2 and superconducting vortices, Dynamics of vortex states, Problems, References

Josephson Effects - Introduction, Basic equations, DC current, magnetic field dependence and squids, DC current-voltage characteristics, AC effects, The search for josephson effects in liquid helium, Problems, References

Ginzburg -Landau theory - Introduction, The Landau theory of second-order phase transitions, Ginzburg-Landau equations, Second-order critical fields, A brikosov vortex lattice, Relation of GL theory to microscopic theory, Ginzburg-Pitaevskii equations for helium 2, Broken symmetry, Fluctuation effects, Problems, References

Superfluidity in liquid 3He - Introduction, Normal 3He as a Fermi liquid, Spin triplet, pairing, Early experimental results on superfluid 3He, Orientational effects: NMR and textures, Sound attenuation and order parameter collective modes, Analogies with other superfluids, Appendix, References

Superfluidity and Superconductivity in other Systems - Introduction, Superconductivity and magnetic ordering, Superconductivity in organic solids, Heavy-fermion superconductivity, Superconducting superlattices

Finite nuclei, Neutron stars, Spin-polarised hydrogen, Problem, References

High temperature superconductivity - Introduction, Resistive transitions and crystal structures, Critical fields and critical currents , Flux quantisation and vortex lattice, Properties related to the energy gap, Magnetic ordering, Isotope effect, Conclusions, References, Index.

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Key to Aluminium Alloys 6th Edition

By Dr.-Ing. John Datta

 

Price - €155

Pages - 284, Spiralbound,

ISBN 3870172738 , Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Identification of unfamiliar aluminium alloy designations - Introduction to identification methods, Quick search for designations, Designations which consist of either, letters only or digits only, Designations with alphabet-digit, or digit-alphabet combinations, Designations with alphabet-digit-alphabet, or digit-alphabet-digit combinations.
Quick Comparison of Aluminium alloy Designations - Introduction to comparison methods, Comparison of wrought aluminium alloys, Comparison of unalloyed aluminium ingots, Comparison of aluminium casting alloys
National Standards and Designations - Designations and compositions in Austria, Designations and compositions in Australia, Designations and compositions in Belgium, Designations and compositions in Canada., Designations and compositions in Switzerland, Designations and compositions in the Czech Republic, Designations and compositions in Germany, Designations and compositions in Spain, Designations and compositions in France, Designations and compositions in Hungary, Designations and compositions in Italy, Designations and compositions in India, Designations and compositions in Japan, Designations and compositions in Norway, Designations and compositions in the Netherlands, Designations and compositions in Poland, Designations and compositions in Russia, Designations and compositions in Sweden, Designations and compositions in Turkey, Designations and compositions in the United Kingdom, Designations and compositions in the USA, Designations and compositions in Yugoslavia
International Standards and Designations - International designation system according to the Registration Record Series of the Aluminum Association (AA) of America, Designations and compositions according to the international harmonised European CEN EN standards, Designations and compositions according to ISO, Designations and compositions according to AECMA
Trade Names and Special Designations - Introduction to trade names and special designations, Trade names and company designations
for aluminium alloys
Temper Designations for Aluminium Alloys - Introduction to temper designations, Comparision of main temper designations for wrought aluminium alloys according to different systems, Comparision of temper designations for aluminium casting alloys according to different systems.
Aluminium for Special Applications - Automotive parts, Welding wire and rod, Welding rods for castings, Brazing filler(rod, wire, cladding), Bearing alloys, Electrical conductor aluminium, Electrical conductor alloys, Bright trim materials, Finstock, Aluminium for use in contact with food, Free cutting alloys, Cans, lids and closurres, Foil material
Standards organisations - Addresses of standards organisations

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Power Electronics: In Theory and Practice

By Kjeld Thorborg

Price Rs. 445

Pages-  518, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 211, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Introduction -
Concepts and fields of application, Extent and treatment of the subject, Classification of converters, Applications, Basic principles of power electronics, Idealized components, Basic laws
Electronic Valves - Thyristors, Voltage stress, Current stress, Losses, Thermal design, Mechanical design, Types of cooling, Overload capacity, Turn-off mechanism, Short-circuit protection, Protection from di/dt and over-voltage, Thyristors in series and parallell, Triggering, Diodes, Avalanche diodes, Fast diodes, Schottky diodes, Transistors, Safe operating area
Line-commutated Converters - The ideal converter, The diode rectifier, The thyristor converter, Nonsmooth load current, Load with back-emf, Capacitive load, Inverter operation, Converter with nonuniform connection, Converter with freewheeling diode, The commutation of the converter, The voltage drops of the converter, Rectifier operation, Inverter operation, Quadrant operations
Load-commutated Inverters - Inverter with a parallel-oscillating circuit, Steady-state operation, Control of a frequency converter, Starting up the frequency converter, Short-circuit, Synchronous motor drives, Inverter with a series-oscillating circuit
Self-commutated Converters - Potential diagram of a noncontrolled converter, Modes of operation, Voltage-controlled inverter, Methods of voltage control, General notes about PWM, Synchronous modulation, Harmonic cancellation, Asynchronous modulation, Controlled, self-commutated converter connected to an ac network, The self-commutated double converter, Fields of application, Various single- and three-phase connections
DC Converters - DC converters for one-quadrant operation, Step-down converters, Step-up converters, Multiphase dc converters, Motor drives, Indirect dc converters, Two-quadrant dc converters, Four-quadrant converters, Thyristor dc converters, Zero-switching dc converters, Resonant dc converters, Quasi-resonant dc converters
AC Converters - Current-stiff, self-commutated ac converters, Unmodulated inverter, PWM converter, Constant frequency, Direct converters, Phase control and sequence control, Thyristor-controlled inductor, Variable impedance, Phase converter, Cycloconverter
Electronic Switches - DC switches, AC switches, Line-commutated ac switches, Self-commutated ac switches, Hybrid switches
Control Circuits - Semiconductor devices, Transistors, Diodes, Zener diodes, Operational amplifiers, Comparators, CMOS devices, Analog switch, ANalog multipliers, Optoelectronic devices, Functional units, Circuits for input signals, Pulse circuits, Transducers
Main Circuit Components - Capacitors, Nonpolarized capacitors, Electrolytic capacitors, Inductors, Air coils, Inductors with an iron core, Inductors with ferrite cores, Inductors with iron powder cores, Transformers, Power resistors, Construction and maximum temperature, Data, Time constant, Thermal capacitance, Fuses
Filters - Voltage filter, Series-parallel resonance filter, Filter without series capacitor, Filter for PWM inverters, Current filter, DC filter
Appendices

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Topology: A Geometric Approach

 By R. Engelking & Karol Siekluchi

 

Price Rs. 595

Pages-  429, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 22X, Year of Pub. 2005

Contents
Foreword
Introduction -
Set theory, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry
Metric spaces - Concept of a metric space, Operations on metric spaces, Maps on metric spaces, Metric concepts, Convergence and limits, Open and closed sets, Connected spaces, Compact spaces, Complete spaces, Metric and topological concepts in Euclidean spaces, Supplements, Problems
Polyhedra - Simplices, Simplicial complexes, Polyhedra, Subdivisions, Simplicial maps, Cell complexes, Supplements, Problems
Homotopy - Extensions of continuous maps, Homotopic maps, Fibrations and coverings, The fundamental group, Supplements, Problems
The topology of Euclidean spaces -
Maps into spheres, Topological invariance of certain properties of sets, The theory of position, Various examples, Supplements, Problems
Manifolds - The concept of a topological manifold, Orientability of a manifold, Pastings and cuttings, Classification of 1-and 2-dimensional manifolds, Supplements, Problems
Metric spaces II - Countable products of metric spaces, Spaces of maps , Separable spaces, Complete spaces and completions, Continua, Absolute retracts and absolute neighbourhood retracts, The dimension of separable metric spaces, Dimension in Euclidean spaces, Supplements, Problems
Topological spaces - The concept of a topological space, Maps on topological spaces Separation axioms, Operations on topological spaces, Compact spaces and compactifications, Metrization of topological spaces. Paracompact spaces, Supplements, Problems
Bibliography
Subject Index

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General Relativity

By Robert M Wald

 

Price Rs. 695

Pages-  491, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 270, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Notation and Conventions
Part I. Fundamentals
Introduction -
Introduction, Space and Time in Prerelativity Physics and in Special Relativity, The Spacetime Metric, General Relativity
Manifolds and Tensor Fields - Manifolds, Vectors, Tensors; the Metric Tensor, The Abstract Index Notation
Curvature - Derivative Operators and Parallel Transport, Curvature, Geodesics, Methods for Computing Curvature
Einstein's Equation - The Geometry of Space in Prerelativity Physics:General and Special Covariance, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Linearized Gravity: The Newtonian Limit and Gravitational Radiation
Homogeneous, Isotropic Cosmology - Homogeneity and Isotrophy, Dynamics of a Homogeneous, Isotropic Universe, The Cosmological Redshift; Horizons, The Evolution of Our Universe
The Schwartzschild Solution - Derivation of the Schwartzschild Solution, Interior Solutions, Geodesics of Schwartzschild: Gravitation Redshift, Perihelion Precession, Bending of Light, and Time Delay, The Kruskal Extension,  Part I. Fundamentals
Methods for Solving Einstein's Equation - Stationary, Axisymmetric Solutions, Spatially Homogeneous Cosmologies, Algebraically Special Solutions, Methods for Generating Solutions, Perturbations
Casual Structure - Futures and Pasts: Basic Definitions and Results, Causality Conditions, Domains of Dependence; Global Hyperbolicity
Singularities - What is a Singularity, Timelike and Null Geodesic Congruences, Conjugate Points, Existence of Maximum Length Curves, Singularity Theorems
The Initial value Formation - Initial Value Formulation for Particles and Fields, Initial Value Formulation of General Relativity
Asymptotic flatness - Conformal Infinity, Energy
Black Holes - Black Holes and the Cosmic Censor Conjecture, General Properties of Black Holes, The Charged Kerr Black Holes, Energy Extraction from Black Holes, Black Holes and Thermodynamics
Spinors - Spinors in Minkowski Spacetime, Spinors in Curved Spacetime
Quantum effects in strong gravitational fields - Quantum Gravity, Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime, Particle Creation near Black Holes, Black Hold Thermodynamics
Appendix
Topological Spaces
Differential Forms, Integration, and Frobenius's Theorem -
Differential Forms, Integration, Frobenius's Theorem
Maps of Manifolds, Lie Derivatives, and Killing Fields - Maps of Manifolds, Lie Derivatives, Killing Vector Fields
Conformal Transformations
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations of Einstein's Equation - Lagrangian Formulation, Hamiltonian Formulation
Units and Dimensions
References

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Guide to Flowering Plant Families

By Wendy B. Zomlefer

Price Rs.945

Pages-  430, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 262, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction -
Choice of Classification, Choice of Families and Family List, Family Treatments, Family Diagnoses, Family Characterization, Genera/Species, Distribution, Major Fenera, U.S. /Canadian Representatives, Economic Plants and Products, Commentary, References Cited, Tables, Illustrations and Plant Material
“Dicotyledons” and Monocotyledons: An Example of Paraphyly
Observing, Dissecting and Drawing Flowering Plants - Examination in th Field and Laboratory, Important Aspects of Botanical Illustration
Plant Families - Illiciaceae Star Anise Family, Magnoliaceae, Magnolia Family, Annonaceae Annona Family, Aristolochiaceae, Birthwort or Dutchman’s-pipe Family, Lauraceae Laurel Family, Piperaceae, Pepper Family, Menispermaceae, Moonseed Family,
Ranunculaceae Buttercup or Crowfoot Family, Papaveraceae Poppy Family; incl. Fumariaceae: Fumitory Family, Nymphaeaceae, Water-lily Family),Caryophyllaceae Pink Family, Portulacaceae, Purslane Family, Cactaceae Cactus Family, Phytolaccaceae Pokeweed Family, Nyctaginaceae Four-o’clock Family, Chenopodiaceae goosefoot Family, Amaranthaceae Amaranth of Pigweed Family, Theaceae Camellia or Tea Family
Aquifoliaceae Holly Family, Sarraceniaceae Pitcher Plant Family
Clusiaceae or Guttiferae Garcinia or St. John’s-wort Family; incl. Hypericaceae, Ericaceae Heath Family; incl. Pyrolaceae and Monotropaceae, Sapotaceae Sapodilla or Sapote Family, Myrsinaceae Myrsine Family, Polygonaceae Buckwheat, Knotweed or Smartweed Family,
Appendix - Families in This Book According to Cronquist’s Classification System, Family Summary Chat
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Complex Analysis

By Ellas M. Stein & Rami Shakarchi

Price Rs.495

Pages-  379, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 394, Year of Pub. 2004

Contents
Foreword vii
Introduction xv
Preliminaries to Complex Analysis -
Complex numbers and the complex plane, Functions on the complex plane, Integration along curves, Exercises
Cauchy's Theorem and Its Applications - Goursat's theorem, Local existence of primitives and Cauchy's theorem in a disc, Evaluation of some integrals, Cauchy's integral formulas, Further applications, Exercises, Problems
Meromorphic Functions and the Logarithm - Zeros and poles, The residue formula, Singularities and meromorphic functions, The argument principle and applications, Homotopies and simply connected domains, The complex logarithm, Fourier series and harmonic functions, Exercises, Problems
The Fourier Transform - The class F, Action of the Fourier transform on F, Paley-Wiener theorem, Exercises, Problems
Entire Functions - Jensen's formula, Functions of finite order, Infinite products, Generalities, Example: the product formula for the sine function, Weierstrass infinite products, Hadamard's factorization theorem, Exercises, Problems
The Gamma and Zeta Functions - The gamma function, Analytic continuation, The zeta function, Exercises, Problems
The Zeta Function and Prime Number Theorem - Zeros of the zeta function, Reduction to the functions, Note on interchanging double sums, Exercises, Problems
Conformal Mappings - Conformal equivalence and examples, The Schwarz lemma; automorphisms of the disc and upper half-plane, The Riemann mapping theorem - Conformal mappings onto polygons, Exercises, Problems
An Introduction to Elliptic Functions - Elliptic functions, The modular character of elliptic functions and Eisenstein series, Exercises, Problems
Applications of Theta Functions - Product formula for the Jacobi theta function, Generating functions, The theorems about sums of squares, Exercises, Problems
Appendix - Appendix A, Appendix B
Notes and References
Bibliography
Symbol Glossary

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Electric Machines and Drives Electric Machines and Drives

By Hermann Merz

Price Rs.495

Pages-  421, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 36X, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
An Introducing Overview
Principles of Electrical Engineering -
Electric Charge, Electric Potential and Voltage, Electric Current, Voltage Drop, Electric Fundamental Circuit, Electric Resistance/Conductance
Linear d. C. Networks - Definition of Terms, Components of linear d. C. Networks, Ohmic Resistance/Conductance, Ideal Energy Sources, Network Topology, Nodes and Branches
Electric and magnetic Fields - Fundamentals of the Field Theory, Experimental Experiences, The (Physical) Term”Field“, Local and Global (Integral) Field Quantities, Flux Lines
Linear Alternating-current Networks - Definitions of Terms and Overview, Description of Sinusoidal Voltages and Currents, Sinusoidal Quantities, Waveform diagrams and Timing Chart, Integral Characteristics of Sinusoidal Quantities, Complex Phasors
Linear Three-phase Networks - Advantages of Multiphase Systems, Symmetric Three-phase Generators, Definition of Term, Principle of Three-phase Generation, Interlinking
Three-phase Alternator - Three-phase Alternator Construction, Three-phase Alternator Mode of Operation, Electric Equivalent Circuit Diagram, Operation Within a Constant-Voltage Constant-frequency System, Synchronization with Mains
Transformer - Mechanical Construction, Iron core, Windings, Single-phase Transformer Functional Principle, Single-phaseTransformer Reference Arrows
Three-phase Asynchronous Motor - Three-phase Asynchronous motor Construction, Mode of Operation, Slip, Stator Rotary Field, Space Vectors(Representative Sinors)
Direct-current Motors - Fundamental Physical Laws, Force onto Current-carrying Conductors in the Magnetic Field, Voltage Generation in the Straight Conductor
Electric Drives - Introducing Overview, Power Drive System, Uncontrolled, Controlled and Regulated Drives, Field and Operating Conditions, Fundamental Physical Laws
Literature

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Engineering Statics 2nd Edition

A. S. Hall, F. E. Archer, R. l. Gilbert

Price Rs.445

Pages-  294, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 246, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
PART 1 Two Dimensional Statics -
Forces 1
Introduction - Scope, Forces, Body, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Mass and Weight
Composition and resolution of forces - Resultant, Resultant of two forces, Components of a force, Resultant of concurrent forces, Problems
Equilibrium of concurrent forces - Equilibrium, Conditions of equilibrium, Bodies-actions and reactions, Friction, Equilibrium of three forces, Problems
Non-concurrent forces - Moments, Resultant of non-concurrint forces, Parallel forces: couples, Distributed forces, Statically equivalent systems, Problems
Equilibrium of non-concurrent forces - Conditions of equilibrium, Types of supports for structures, Planar structures in equilibrium, Summary, Problems
PART 2 BEAMS AND CABLES (Preamble)
Free bodies - Free bodies and free body diagrams, Problems
Internal actions in beams - Internal action at a cross-section, Sign conventions, Beams with distributed loading, Variation of A.F., And B.M. Along a beam.
Other beam problems - Conditions of equilibrium, Beams with one internal hinge, Further examples, Problems
Flexible Cables - Cables supporting point loads, Cables supporting uniformly distributed loads, The catenary, Problems
PART 3 PIN-JOINTED TRUSSES
Trusses - Definitions, Limitations, Principles of solution
The Method of Joints - External reactions, Free bodies, Equilibrium of members, Equilibrium of joints, Use of components of bar forces, Problems
The Method of Sections - Method of Sections, Parallel chorded trusses, Problems,
Trusses with Loaded or Curved Members - Equivalent joint loads, Trusses with non straight members, Problems
PART 4 FLUID STATICS
Fluid Statics - Introduction, Hydrostatic pressure, Hydrostatic pressure on plane surfaces, Hydrostatic pressure on curved surfaces, Buoyancy, Stability, Problems.
PART 5 THREE-DIMENSIONAL STATICS
Composition and Resolution of Forces - Components of a force, Resultant of concurrent forces, Problems
Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces - Equilibrium, Conditions of equilibrium, Further discussion, Problems
Non-concurrent forces - Moment of a force, Couples, Resultant of two couples, Components of a couple, Resultant of a number of couples, The concept of a resultant, Statically equivalent system, Moment of a force about any axis, Problems
Equilibrium of Non-concurrent Forces - Conditions of equilibrium, Problems
Appendix - Geometrical Properties of Plane Figures
Area - First Moment of area - Centroids
Second Moment of Area - Product moment of area
Shift of Axes - Parallel axis theorems
Rotation of Axes - Principal axes
Answer to the Problems

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Evolution Under the Microscope

By David Swift

Price Rs.895

Pages-  423, Hardbound,

ISBN 81 88689 459, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Trial and Error -
The dawn of science, The Middle Ages, Revival of learning, Empirical science emerges
Revolutions and Revolutionaries - Early astronomy, The Copernican revolution, The Newtonian revolution
Time and Tide - The Christian era, The fossil enigma, Cosmic evolution, Geology comes of age, A new perspective
Fauna and Flora - Biology before the scientific revolution, Biology of the scientific revolution Evolution
Parents and Offspring - Hereditary mechanisms, Population genetics, Neo-Darwinism
Nuts and Bolts - Deoxyribonucleic acid, Gene expression, Proteins, Evolution: the modern synthesis
Chance and Necessity - The improbability of biological macromolecules, Current theories of protein evolution, Failings of current theories, The evolution of macromolecules
Chance and Complexity - DNA replication, Transcription, Biosynthetic pathways, Biological machines, Complexity
Variation and Variability - Adaptation and speciation, Evolution is a multi-step process Evolution within limits
Gaps and Gradations - The missing records, Patterns in the fossil record, Explaining the gaps
New Wine and Old Wineskins - Morphogenesis, Quantum biology
Homology and Phylogeny - Recapitulation, Cladistics
Chicken and Egg - Primitive macromolecules, The genetic code, Early enzymes, Eukaryotes from prokaryotes
Sense and Sensibility - The scientific method, The paradigm of evolution, A view from outside the paradigm
Pride and Prejudice - The modern scientific world-view, Design, Objections to design
Appendix - Stratigraphical column, Classification of animals
References
Index

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Finite Element Method Basics

By Alf Samuelsson & Nils-Erik Wiberg

 

Price Rs.545

Pages-  430, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 335, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Notations
Preface
Introduction -
Experimental, analytical and numerical methods, FE-analysis and computers, Differential equations, Poisson and Laplace equations, The quasi dynamic equation, The wave equation, Navier equation, Literature
Approximate Solution of Linear Stationary Boundary Value Problems - Introduction, Approximation methods, The method with weighted residuals, Principle of virtual work, Method with minimizing a function (energy method)
Heat Conduction in One Dimension - Differential equation, FE-formulation, Calculation of element matrices, Summary of main steps in FE-method
Stationary Heat Conduction in Two Dimensions - Basic equations, FE-formulation,Triangular element, Rectangular element, Flux calculation, Isoparametric 4 - node element, Numerical examples
One-Dimensional Elasticity Problems - Formulation of the problem, Minimum of Potential Energy, FE-formulation, Elements with quadratic interpolation functions, Element with variable cross-sectional area
Two-Dimensional Elasticity Problems - Formulation of the problem, FE-formulation, Trianglular element, Constant-strain-element, Change of coordinate systems, Structural Analysis, Isoparametric 9-node element, Calculation of stresses
Three-Dimensional Elasticity Problems - Problem formulation, FEM formulation, 3D-elements, Plane strain condition, Axisymmetric bodies
Bars Beams and Frames - General, Differential equations, The finite element method, Frame analysis with displacement method, Computer program ’PRAM’
Elastic Plates in Bending - General, Technical plate theory, Boundary conditions for Kirchhoff and Reissner-Mindlin theories, Moments, shear forces, support forces, principal moments, Finite element formulation, Structural equations
Establishment and Solution of Systems of Equations - Main steps in computer calculations according to FEM, Element analysis. Element-topological data, System analysis, Direct solution, Iterative method
Accuracy and Efficiency of Calculations - Introduction example, Error sources, Discretization errors, Asymptotic error estimation, A posteriori error estimation, Manipulation errors, Total error. Discretization and manipulation errors
Adaptive Technique - Number of elements – level of approximation, The FE-method in the design process, Adaptive procedures, Adaptive technique
Transient Heat Flow - Introduction, Basic theory, Discretization in space (FE-analysis), Discretization in time (Finite difference method), Numerical example, Convective-conductive energy transport
Groundwater Flow and Consolidation - Introduction, Types of problems in groundwater flow, Basic equations of groundwater flow, Governing equations, FE-solution of groundwater flow, Numerical examples in groundwater flow
Fluid Mechanics - Introduction, Velocity and material time-derivative, Basic equations, Navier-Stokes equation
Structural Dynamics -
Introduction, Governing equations, Semidiscrete finite element formulation, Mode superposition
Mathematical Tools - Isoparametric mapping, Numerical integration
Survey Over Approximation Methods for Boundary Value Problems - General, The finite difference method, The finite volume method, The finite element method, The boundary element method, The Trefftz finite element method
Computer Aided Engineering – Programs and Trends - Introduction, FE-programs, Coupling of CAD and FEM, EDM/PDM programs, Visualisation, animation and simulation-programs, General Trends
Index

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Foundations of Antennas: A Unified Approach

By Per – Simon Kildal

Price Rs.595

Pages-  395, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 319, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Introduction - Antenna types and classes, Brief history, Terminology, quantities, units, Vector notation, dyads
Characterization of Antennas - Time-harmonic EM fields, Plane waves and their polarization, Radiation field: Its function, phase ref. point and phase center, polarization unit vectors, directivity, absolute gain. Rotationally symmetric antennas (Bodies of revolution = BOR) System characteristics
Radiation from Current Sources, and Useful Concepts & Principles - Maxwell’s equations: Boundary conditions, Vector integral forms of E and H Uniqueness and equivalence for construction of solutions, Incremental current sources: Electric, magnetic, Huygen´s Reaction, reciprocity and mutual coupling
Small Wire and Slot Antennas - Electric monopole and dipole: With/without ground plane, Far fields and impedances, Electric loop antenna, Helical antennas
Microstrip Antennas and Spectral Domain Method - Transmission line model: Radiation pattern and impedance, Self-reaction model for impedance, Spectral domain methods
Radiation from Apertures - Apertures in metal surfaces, Virtual apertures in free space, Rectangular plane aperture, Circular aperture, Gaussian beam
Horn Antennas - Calculation methods, E- and H-plane sector horn, Pyramidal horn, Corrugated surfaces, Corrugated pyramidal horn, Smooth conical horn, Corrugated soft conical horn
Reflector Antennas - General reflector antenna theory, The paraboloidal reflector, Cassegrain antenna, Subefficiencies: Polarization, spillover, illumination, phase, blockage, edge diffraction, tolerances
Array Antennas - Linear arrays: Far-fields by two approaches: a) Element-by-element sum b) Grating-lobe sum, Mutual coupling, active impedance, Planar arrays: Same two approaches, subefficiencies, directivity
Appendices - Derivation of the Vector Integral forms of the E- and H- Fields, Useful series Expansions and integrals, Coordinate Transformations, Useful materials Parameters, Bessel functions
Index

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Failure Fracture Fatigue An Introduction

By Tore Dahlberg, Anders Ekberg

Price Rs.545

Pages-  356, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 300, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Introduction, Failure Mechanisms -
What is solid mechanics?, Fundamental equation in solid mechanics, Failure and damage mechanisms, Examples, Problems
Stresses, Stress Concentration, Stresses at Crack Tip, Stess Intensity Factor, and Fracture Criteria - Stress concentration, Stress concentration at holes and notches, Stress concentration at elliptical hole, Cracks, Fracture criteria at linear elastic fracture mechanics, Fracture toughness, Problems etc.
Small Plastic Zone at Crack Tip - Preliminary investigation of stresses at crack tip, The Irwin approach, The Dugdale model, Stress analysis, Problems
Energy Considerations - The Griffith energy balance, Surface energy Ws , Internal elastic strain energy U, Global energy balance, Example: energy balance, Example: fracture energy, Energy consideration
Determination of Stress Intensity Factor K1 - Energy methods, The compliance method, Example: double cantilever beam, Reciprocity relation, The reciprocity theorem, Problems
Crack Propagation Under Cyclic Loading - Range of stress intensity factor, Range of stress intensity factor, and stress range, Crack growth, Crack growth obtained at experiments, Design aspects, Integration of Paris’ law
An Introduction to Fatigue - An experiment, Fatigue Damage Mechanisms, Fatigue damage Mechanisms, Fatigue life at different stress levels, Material macro- and meso-scales, Material response at different stress levels
Stress-based Fatigue Design - Material data for stress-based fatigue analysis, Definitions and material data for stress-based fatigue analysis, Example: estimation of fatigue limit by staircase method, Stresses in material
Strain-based Fatigue Fatigue Design - Material Models for low-cycle fatigue analysis, Monotonic loading, Cyclic loading, Example: material properties and stress-strain relations, Design with respect to fatigue life
Multiaxial Fatigue - Multiaxial loading, Strain cycle Identification, High cycle Fatigue Analysis, Fatigue in a Multiaxial state of stress, Normal stress Measures, Shear stress Measures, Mid value of the shear stress, Safety factors
Bibliography -
Appendices
Index

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Genes And DNA A Beginner’s Guide to Genetics and It's Application

By Charlotte K. Omoto & Paul F. Lurquin

Price Rs.345

Pages-  217, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 351, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Acknowledgments
List of contributors
Preface: Why is genetics important?
What Are Genes? -
DNA, DNA can be specifically stained and observed in cells, DNA determines genetic properties in bacteria, DNA Determines Genetic Properties in Bacteria, DNA is double helix, Transfer of genetic information to progeny, DNA can be replicated in the Test Tube and Summary etc.
Inheritance of Single-Gene Traits - Plants are good Organisms for the study of Inheritance, Genes do not blend, Rules of inheritance, Behavior of Chromosomes, The Punnett Square, Incomplete dominance, Sex is also determined by inheritance rules and Summary
Mendelian Traits in Humans - Blood types, Sex-linked traits: Hemophilla, Sex linked traits: Color Blindness, Prostate and breast cancer, Genetic metabolic disease, Sick cell anemia, Hemochromatosis, Pedigree Analysis and Summary etc.
From Genes to Phenotype - Transcription, Translation, changes in DNA modify the Amino acid sequences of proteins, Gene regulation, Summary
Using Bacteria as Protein Factories - Tools for manufacturing proteins, Using restriction enzymes and plasmids to clone a gene, Producing human proteins in E.Coli, Medically important human proteins made in E. Coli, Summary
Genetically Modified Plants - What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?, Agrobacterium medicated gene transfer, Biolistics, Genetic modifications, Genetically Modified Nonfood plants, Ecological issues, Labeling issues and food safety, Summary
When Things Go Wrong - Errors in chromosomes Numbers, Multiple sets of chromosomes, Looking at our chromosomes, Changes in the DNA base sequence, Triple repeat errors, Summary
Mutagens, Teratogens, and Human Reproduction - Spontaneous mutations, Mutagens, How do we detect mutagens?, Teratogens, Human reproduction, Summary
Linkage and Mapping: Gene Discovery - There are many genes on each chromosome, Independent assortment of genes, Linkage, Recombination, Linkage to a DNA marker, The Human genome project and others, Discovering disease genes in humans summary, Try this at home: Independent assortment of chromosomes and the making of a unique individual, Try this at home: Explore genetics databases
Genetics of Populations and Genetic Testing - Another application of the hardy weinberg law, Predicting Gene frequency for a recessive trait, Gene frequencies vary in different populations, Newborn testing and conditional probability, Predicting genetype frequency for sex-linked traits, Summary
Survival of the Fittest? - What is meant by fitness?, Selection requires variation, Selection can result in reduced genetic diversity, Natural Selection determined skin color in humans, Selection and Antibiotic resistance bacteria, Hetrozygous advantage, Summary
Nature Versus Nurture - Poly traits are additive, Polygenic traits exhibit continous variation in phenotype, Polygenic traits, are influenced by the environment, Measuring variance in traits and estimating heritability, Twin studies are helpful in studying polygenic traits in humans, Quantitative traits in medicine and agriculture, Summary
Genetically Modified Animals and the Applications of Gene Technology for Humans - Cloning animals by the Nuclear-transfer technique, Genetically modifying animals using embryonic stem cells, Uses of genetically modified animals, Human gene therapy, Human reproductive cloning, Human therapeutic cloning, Summary
Appendix - Internet Resources, Glossary of Scientific Names of Organisms, Glossary of Human Genetic Diseases, Glossary of Terms

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Introductory Numerical Analysis: Lecture Notes

By Mircea Andrecut

 

Price Rs.345

 Pages- 197, Paperbound,

  ISBN 81 88689 408, Year of Pub. 2006

Description
The aim of this book is to provide a simple and useful introduction for the fresh students into the vast field of numerical analysis. Like any other introductory course on numerical analysis, this book contains the basic theory, which in the present text refers to the following topics: linear equations, nonlinear equations, eigensystems, interpolation, approximation of functions, numerical differentiation and integration, stochastics, ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations.
Because the students need to quickly understand why the numerical methods correctly work, the proofs of theorems were shorted as possible, insisting more on ideas than on a lot of algebra manipulation. The included examples are presented with a minimum of complications, emphasizing the steps of the algorithms.
The numerical methods described in this book are illustrated by computer programs written in C. Our goal was to develop very simple programs which are easily to read
and understand by students. Also, the programs should run without modification on any compiler that implements the ANSI C standard.
Because our intention was to easily produce screen input-output (using, scanf and printf), in case of WINDOWS visual programming environments, like Visual C++ (Microsoft) and Borland C++ Builder, the project should be console-application. This will be not a problem for DOS and LINUX compilers.
If this material is used as a teaching aid in a class, I would appreciate if under such circumstances, the instructor of such a class would send me a note at the address below informing me if the material is useful. Also, I would appreciate any suggestions or constructive criticism regarding the content of these lecture notes
Contents
Exact Methods For Linear Systems, Iterative Methods For Linear Systems, Scalar Nonlinear Equations, Systems of Nonlinear Equations, Eigensystems, Tridiagonal Systems, Polynomial Interpolation, Best Approximation of Functions, Numerical Differentiation and Integration Stochastics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations
Appendix - Some Theorems on Differentiable Functions
References

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Mathematical Analysis: Volume 1

By Elias Zakon

 

Price Rs. 495

Pages- 355, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 467, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
About the Author
Set Theory -
Set and Operations on Sets. Quantifiers, Problems in Set Theory, Relations. Mappings
Sequences, Some Theorems on Countable Sets, Problems on Countable and Uncountable Sets
Real Numbers. Fields - Axioms and Basic Definitions, Natural Numbers. Induction, Problems on Natural Numbers and Induction, Integers and Rationals, Upper and Lower Bounds. Completeness
Problems on Upper and Lower Bounds, Some Consequences of the Completeness Axiom, Power With Arbitrary Real Exponents. Irrationals,

Vector Spaces. Metric Spaces - The Euclidean n-space, En, Problems on Vectors in En, Lines and Planes in En, Problems on Lines and Planes in En, Intervals in En, Problems on Intervals in En, Complex Numbers, Problems on Complex number, Vector Spaces. The Space Cn. Euclidean Spaces, Problems on Linear Spaces, Normed Linear Spaces ,

Function Limits and Continuity -  Basic Definitions, Problems on Limits and Continuity, some general Theorems on Limits and Continuity, More Problems on Limits  and Continuity, Operations on Limits Rational Functions, Problems on Continuity of Vector Valued Functions, Problems on Continuity of Vector Valued Functions, Infinite Limits Operations in E, Problems on Limits and Operations in E,

Differentiation and Antidifferentiation - Derivatives of Functions of one Real Variable Problems on Derived Functions in One Variable, Derivatives of Extended-Real Functions Problems on Derivatives of Extended-Real Functions, L' Hopital's Rule, Problems on L'Hopital's Rule, Complex and Vector-Valued Functions on E1, Problems on Complex and Vector-Valued Functions on E1, Antiderivatives { Primitives, Integrals) Problems on Antiderivatives,

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Introduction to Numerical Computation Analysis

By Lars Elden, Linde Wittmeyer-Koch, Hans Bruun Nielsen

 

Price Rs.495

 Pages- 375, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 254, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Introduction -
Matehematical Models and Numerical Approximations, Numerical Computatio, References
Error Analysis and Computer Arithmetic - Sources of Error, Basic Concepts, Error Propagation Number Representation, Rounding Errors in Floating Point, Arithmetic Operations in Floating Point Accumulated Errors, IEEE Standard, Exercises, Computer Exercises, References
Function Evaluation - Introduction, Remainder Term Estimates, Standard Functions, Range Reduction, Trigonometric Functions
Nonlinear Equations - Introduction, Crude Localization, Iteration Methods, Convergence Analysis Error Estimation and StoppingCriteria, Algebraic Equations, Square Root, Nonlinear Systems Exercises, Computer Exercises, References
Interpolation - Introduction, Interpolation by Polynomials, Linear Interpolation, Newtons Interpolation Formula, Nevilles Method, Lagrange Interpolation, Hermite Interpolation, Runges Phenomenon Splines, Linear Spline Functions, Cubic Splines, Cubic B-Splines, Exercises, Computer Exercises References
Differentiation and Rchardson Extrapolation - Introduction, Difference Approximations, Difference Approcimaion Errors, Richardson Extrapolation, Exercises, Computer Exercises, References
Integration - Introduction, Trapezoidal Rule, Newton-Cotes Formulas, Rombergs Method, Difficulties with Numerical Integration, Adaptive Quadrature, Exercises, Computer Exercises, References
Linear Systems of Equations - Introduction, Triangular Systems, Gaussian Elimination, Pivoting Permutations, Gauss Transformations, LU Factorization, Symmetric, Positive Definite Matrices, Band Matrices, Inverse Matrix, Vector and Matrix Norms, Sensitivity Analysis, Rounding Errors, Estimation of Condition Number, Overdetermined Systems, QR Factorization, Exercises, Computer Exercises References
Approximation - Introduction, Important Concepts, Least Squares Method, Orthogonal Functions Orthogonal Polynomials, Legendre Polynomials, Chebyshev Polynomials, Discree Cosine Transform Minimax Approximation, Exercises, Computer Exercises, References
Ordinary Differential Equations - Introduction, Initial Value Problems, Local and Global Error, Runge-Kutta Methods, An Implicit Method, Stability, Adaptive Step Length Control, Boundary Value Problems A Difference Method, A Finite Element Method, The Shooting Method, Exercises, Computer Exercises References
Short Biographies
Answers to Exercises

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Principles of Internal Control

By Alan Trenerry

Price Rs.495

Pages- 350, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 238, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Internal Control Basics -
Learning Objectives, An Overview of internal control, Internal control and accounting systems, Management’s responsibility for internal control
Accounting Systems - Overview - Learning Objectives, Internal controls in accounting systems, Defining an accounting system, Accounting system reports
Accounting Sub-Systems -Sales & Dispatch - Learning Objectives, Overview of selling and distribution functions, Documents used in this function
Accounting Sub-Systems - Purchases & Receiving - Learning Objectives, Overview of the purchasing and receiving sub-system, Documents used in this function
Accounting Sub-Systems - Cash Receipts - Learning Objectives, Overview of the sub-system, Documents used in this function, The internal control Objectives
Accounting Sub-Systems - Cash Payments - Learning Objectives, Overview of the sub-system, Documents used in this function, The internal control Objectives
Accounting Sub-Systems - Stock Control - Learning Objectives, Overview of the sub-system, Documents used in this function, The internal control Objectives
Accounting Sub-Systems - Personnel & Payroll - Learning Objectives, Overview of the sub-system, Documents used in this function, The internal control Objectives
Accounting Sub-Systems - Non-Current Assets & Finance - Learning Objectives, Overview of the sub-system, Documents used in this function, The internal control Objectives
EDP Operation & Information Processing - Learning Objectives, Overview of the EDP operations in an organization, Documents used in this function, The paperless office
The Role of the External Auditor - Learning Objectives, The external auditor, Who can be an external auditor?, The objectives of the external auditor, Ethical considerations
Not-For-Profit Organizations - Learning Objectives, What is a not-for-profit organizations?, Types of not-for-profit organizations, Unincorporated associations and cooperatives, Incorporated associations, Companies limited by guarantee
Internal & Operational Auditing - Internal Auditing, Learning objectives, The role of the internal auditor, Definition of internal auditor, Who can be an internal auditor?
Ethics - Learning Objectives, The codes of ethics, The importance of ethics for an accountant, The fundamental principles of ethics, The public interest, Integrity
Fraud - Learning Objectives, Limitations of internal control revisited, The effect of internal control on fraud, Types of irregularities and fraud, Cash frauds, Stock frauds
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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Protective Measures With Insulation Monitoring 2nd Edition

By Wolfgang Hofheinz

 

Price Rs. 345

Pages- 212, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 416, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Introduction - Literature
The Electrical Installation - Protection against electric shock, Types of systems, Types of system earthing, Design and effectiveness of the supplementary equipotential bonding
Standards for Insulation Monitoring Devices - Insulation monitoring devices for monitoring AC systems in accordance with DIN VDE 0413-2, Insulation monitoring devices in accordance with IEC 60364-5-53 second edition; 1994-06
Insulation Resistance - Initial safety regulations in 1883 in Germany, Insulation resistance-a complex matter, Definitions in DIN VDE, Influence quantities,
Hazards to People Caused by Electric Current - IEC report 60479 on the effects of electric of electric current on People, Effect of AC currents with frequencies between 15Hz and 100Hz
The Design of an Unearthed Insulated IT System - Design of the IT system with supplementary equipotential bonding and insulation monitoring, Leakage currents in the IT system
History of Unearthed Power Distribution System in Germany - History of the protective conductor system and insulation monitoring in Germany, Literature
Use of IT systems and their Specialities - Higher operating safety, Improved fire safety, Improved accident prevention due to limited touch voltages, Literature
IT System in Hospitals and Locations for Medical use Outside Hospitals - The IT system and the insulation monitoring in hospitals and locations for medical use outside hospitals in accordance with DIN VDE 0107:1994-10
World-wide Application of unearthed IT Systems with Insulation Monitoring - IT system in France, IT system in the United Kingdom, IT system in the Czech Republic
Protective Measures in Power Installations with Nominal Voltages up to 1000V in mining - Protective measures in underground mining according to DIN VDE 0118:1990-09, Protection against electric shock in underground mining , Literature
IT Ssystems with Insulation Monitoring in Ships - Standards and regulations, Types of distribution systems allowed by various standards, Design of and IT system
IT Systems with Insulation Monitoring in rail vehicles - Examples of applications for IT systems with insulation monitoring, Places of use of IT systems with insulation monitoring
Technical implementation of insulation monitoring devices and earth fault monitors - Insulation monitoring of AC one and three-phase IT systems, AC systems with directly connected rectifiers or power converters, DC systems
Selection of Response values of Insulation Monitoring Devices - Setting of the response value for ohmic insulation values, Setting of the response value in auxiliary circuits
Definitions Concerning Concerning Insulation Monitoring - Definitions in accordance with IEC/EN 61577-8:1997-02

 

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Structural Mechanics: Graph and Matrix Methods 3rd Edition

By A. Kaveh

Price Rs. 545

Pages- 422, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 289, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Editorial foreward
Preface
List of symbols
Basic Concepts and Definition of Graph Theory I -
Introduction, Basic Definitions, Different types of graphs, Vector spaces associated with a graph, Matrices associated with a graph, Directed graphs and their matrices, Planar graphs-Euler’s polyhedra formula and etc.
Topological Properties of Skeletal Structures - Introduction, Mathematical model of a skeletal structure, Union intersection method, Identification method, The DSI of structures: Special Methods, Space structures and their planar drawings, Suboptimal drawing of a space structure.
Rigidity of Skeletal Structures - Introduction, Definitions, Complete matching for the recognition of generic independence, a decomposition approach for the recognization of generic independence, Rigidity of planar trusses: Special methods, Henneberg sequence for examining the rigidity of trusses, Connectivity and rigidigy and Excercises.
Network Formulation of Structural Analysis - Introduction, Theory of networks, Basic concepts of network theory, Formulation of structural analysis and Excercises.
Matrix Displacement Method - Introduction, Formulation, Element stiffness matrices, Overall stiffness matrix of a structure, General loading, Computational aspects of the matrix displacement method and Exercises.
Matrix Force Method - Introduction, Formulation, Generalized cycle bases of a graph, Minimal and optimal generalized cycle bases, Pattern equivalence of flexibility and cycle adjacency matrices, Minimal GCB of a graph, Selection of a subminimal GCB: Practical methods, Force method for the analysis of rigid-joined skeletal structures, Force method for the analysis of pin-joined planar trusses, Force method of analysis for general structures, Optimal plastic analysis an design of frames and Exercises.
Ordering for Bandwidth, Profile and Frontwidth Optimisation - Introduction,Bandwidth optimization, Preliminaries, Pattern equivalence f stiffness and cutset adjacency matrices, Nodal ordering for bandwidth reduction, A connectivity coordinate system for nodal ordering, Nodal numbering for profile reduction, Graph-theoritical Interpretation of guassian elimination and Exercises.
Conditioning of Structural Matrices - Introduction, Conditioning numbers, Weighted graph and an Admissible member, Optimally conditioned cycle bases, Suboptimally conditioned cutset bases, Exercises.
Matroids and Skeletal Structures - Introduction, Axio systems for a matroid, Matroids relevant to structural mechanics, Combinational optimisation: the greedy algorithm, Appkication of te greedy algorithm: A combinatorial force method, Problems with application of the greedy algorithm, Formation of sparse null bases and Exercises.
Graph Symmetry for Eignesolution of Dynamic Systems - Introduction, Decomposition of matrices to special forms, Laplacian matrices for different forms, Eigenvectors of the form II Matrices, Eigenvectors for matrices of form III, Generalised form III matrices, Vibrating cores for a mass spring vibrating system, The graph model of mass spring system and Exercises.
References

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The Bases of Chemical Thermodynamics

By Michale Graetzel & Pierre Infelta

Price Rs. 595

Pages- 542, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 386, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Table of contents - Part 1
Thermodynamic Systems: Definitions -
Introduction, System in a State of Equilibrium, Thermal reservoir. Heat Source
Work - Introduction, Sign Convention, Mechanical Work, Electrical Work, Various Forms of Energy
First Law of Thermodynamics - Introduction, The Joule Experiment, Internal Energy. First Law
Second Law of Thermodynamics - First Formulation of the Second law, Carnot Cycle of an Ideal Gas, Other Examples
Auxiliary Functions: Enthalpy, Helmholtz Energy, Gibbs Energy - Introduction, Closed Systems, Maxwell’s Relations, Thermodynamic Equation of State, Physical Meaning of the Auxiliary Functions
Pure Substances and Mixtures: Molar Quantities and Partial Molar Quantities - Intensive Variables, Explicit Expressions for Various Extensive Variables, Gibbs-Duhem Equation, Partial Molar Quantities, extensive Variables: Essential Property
Thermodynamics of Gases - Pure Ideal Gas, Mixture of Ideal Gases, Pure Real Gases, Mixture of Real Gases
Systems Made up of Several Phases with No Chemical Reaction - Introduction, The Phase Rule, Differential Expressions of State Functions, Equilibrium of two Phases of a Pure Substance, Phase Diagram of a Pure Substance
Problems and Solutions Chapters 1 through 8
Table of contents - Part 2
Energetics of Chemical Reactions -
Introduction, The Extent of Reaction, Variables of Reaction, Hess’s Law
Chemical Equilibria - Introduction, Affinity, Independent Reactions, Displacement Laws of Equilibria
Thermodynamics of Perfect and Ideal Solutions - Introduction, Perfect Solution, Osmotic Pressure,
Thermodynamics of Non Ideal Solutions - Introduction, Isothermal Diagram, Isobaric Diagram, Electrolytes, Variables and Excess Variables of Mixing, Applications of the Gibbs-Duhem Equation, Liquid-Liquid Extraction
Statistical Mechanics - Introduction, Statistical Models, A Simple system, Evaluation of Entropies, Stirling’s Approximations, Microcanonical Ensemble, Thermodynamic Functions for a System of Corrected Boltzons
Problems and Solutions Chapters 9 through 13
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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TRM: Total Relationship Management

By Mosad Zineldin

Price Rs. 445

Pages- 296, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 297, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Back to the Future the Era of Relationships -
Relationship Management or Marketing?, Evolution of The Relationship Approach, New Themes For New Marketing, Back to the Beginning
Relationship Approach to Marketing - Understanding the Criteria of Business Relationships, What is Relationship Management/Marketing?, Marketing Mix and Relationship Marketing, Service, Industrial and Relationship Marketing
Developing a Relationship strategy - What is Relationship Strategic Planning?, Strategic Plan Contents and Process, Corporate Mission, Situation Review,
Total Quality in Relationship Management - The Artificial Distinction Between Goods and Services, From Products and Services to Prodserv, Relationship Marketing and the Prodserv Relationships and the Added Value, Quality and Customer Relationships
Product Development, Innovation and Relationships - Better Prodserv for a Better World, Reasons for and Types of New Prodserv, New Prodserv Development Process
Developing Relationship Loyalty - Customer Loyalty, Customer Retention, Complaint Management, Complaints and Resolution Data Analysis, Strategies for Improving Customer Loyalty
Developing and Managing a Romantic Relationship - War and Peace, Co-operation for Competition, Falling in Love!!, The Relationship Life Cycle
Understanding the Realities of Long-Term Relationship - A Customer vs. a Client Relationship, Are All Customers Appropriate For Long-Term Relationship?, The Light and Dark Sides of Relationships
Total Relationship Management (TRM) and Total Quality Management (TQM) - Total Quality Management in Marketing, Total Relationship Management (TRM)
Scanning Environmental Forces for Relationship Management - Changing the Roles, How to Respond to the New Roles, A Micro- and Macro-Marketing Perspective
Beyond Relationship Marketing - The Only Certainty is Change, Relationship Marketing and IT, The Impact of IT on Relationship Marketing, Changing nature of Marketing: Some Evidence
Bibliography
Index

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Wavelets

Joran Bergh, Fredrik Ekstedt, Martin Lindberg

 

Price Rs. 395

Pages- 350, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 343, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Introduction - The Haar Wavelet and Approximation, An Example of a Wavelet Transform, Fourier vs Wavelet, Fingerprints and Image Compression, Noise Reduction, Notes,Theory
Signal Processing - Signals and Filters, The z-transform, The Fourier Transform, Linear Phase and Symmetry, Vector Spaces, Two-Dimensional Signal Processing, Sampling
Filter Banks - Discrete-Time Bases, The Discrete-Time Haar Basis, The Subsampling Operators, Perfect Reconstruction, Design of Filter Banks, Notes
Multiresolution Analysis - Projections and Bases in L2 (R), Scaling Functions and Approximation, Wavelets and Detail Spaces, Orthogonal Systems, The Discrete Wavelet Transform, Biorthogonal Systems, Approximation and Vanishing Moments, Notes
Wavelets in Higher Dimensions - The Separable Wavelet Transform, Two-dimensional Wavelets, Non-separable Wavelets, Notes
The Lifting Scheme - The Basic Idea, Factorizations, Lifting, Implementations, Notes
The Continuous Wavelet Transform - Some Basic Facts, Global Regularity, Local Regularity, Notes
Applications
Wavelets Bases: Examples -
Regularity and Vanishing Moments, Orthogonal Bases, Biorthogonal Bases, Wavelets without Compact Support, Notes
Adaptive Bases - Time-Frequency Decompositions, Wavelet Packets, Entropy and Best Basis Selection, Local Trigonometric Bases, Notes
Compression and Noise Reduction - Image Compression, Denoising, Notes
Fast Numerical Linear Algebra - Model Problems, Discretization, The Non-Standard Form, The Standard Form, Compression, Multilevel Iterative Methods, Notes
Functional Analysis - Differentiability and Wavelet Representation, Notes
An Analysis Tool - Two Examples, A Numerical Sometime Shortcut, Notes
Feature Extraction - The Classifier, Local Discriminant Bases, Discriminant Measures, The LDB Algorithm, Notes
Implementation Issues - Finite Length Signals, Pre- and Post-Filtering, Notes

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Supply Chain Management

By Rene De Koster, Werner Delfmann

 

Price £25.00

Pages- 315, Paperbound,

ISBN 8763001489, Year of Pub. 2005

{Exclusively Distributed by Overseas Press}

Summary
The popularity of Supply Chain Management in theory and practice is still increasing. This book provides a unique overview of current research trends and practices in the field from European scholars. Departing at selected theoretical inquiries on prominent concepts and methodologies in the supply chain field (e.g. theoretical foundations,4PLconcept,configurational approaches), the contributions in this volume cover highly relevant topics along a generic supply chain - upstream activities relating to modularisation, the development of logistical capabilities, but also order-picking optimization in warehouses, distribution network design heuristics and issues of urban freight transportation operations are among the topics treated.
The methodologies employed intendedly reflect the variety of long-standing European research traditions and range from state-of-the art quantitative modelling to intriguing theoretical advances. The book is aimed at scholars and senior students interested in the SCM field as well as at the interested practitioner.

Contents
Part I - Supply Chain Theory and Strategy.
1. Notes on the Study of Configurations in Logistics Research and Supply Chain Design.
2. How Inter-Organisational Theories Contribute to Supply Chain Management.
3. Supply Chain Integration and Supply Chain Integrators - Towards a Differentiated View.
4. Designing Robust Business Models.
5. Supply Chain Relationship Quality and The Competitive Environment - A Contingency. Perspective.
Part II - Upstream Functions in SCM.
6. Supply Chain Network and Modular Product Architectures.
7. The Role of Logistics Competences in the Fashion Business.
Part III - Downstream Functions in SCM.
8. An Aumann-Shapley Approach to Cost Allocation and Pricing in a Supply Chain.
9. Layout Optimisation for Class-Based Storage Strategy Warehouses Distribution Heuristics.
10. Impact of Information and Coordination on Transport Procurement.
11. Planning and Scheduling Transportation Vehicle fleet in a Congested Traffic Environment.
12. The Effects of Urban Areas' Policies on Distribution Activities and the Environment.
 

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Corporate Branding Purposes / People / Process

By Majken Schultz / Yun Mi Antorini / Fabian F. Csaba

 

Price £20.00

Pages- 252, Paperbound,

ISBN 8763001403, Year of Pub. 2005

{Exclusively Distributed by Overseas Press}

Reviews:
"This book, the combined work of many experts, embraces all the multi-faceted disciplines with which branding is currently involved and synthesizes them into a comprehensive whole. A milestone in the field.” Wally Olins, Chairman of Saffron Brand Consultants
"Is Corporate branding dead or more alive than ever? Corporate branding has been a key theme on the management and communication agenda for several years with a tendency to black and white arguments for and against. A book reflecting on what we have learnt so far and how companies and organizations can move their company brand work to a second level is much needed…". Anne-Marie Skov, Vice President Communications, Carlsberg A/S
Summary of Imod den anden bølge af corporate branding by Majken Schultz, printed in Dagbladet Børsen, 28 October 2005
Towards the Second Wave of Corporate Branding. In the mid-1990s, the first corporate branding wave focused on marketing and campaigns as the main vehicles for corporate branding. Now, the second wave and the new book Corporate Branding define corporate branding as a strategic and cross-functional management process. The second wave constitutes a move away from short-term and tactical product focus towards a long-term development of the interaction between the company's vision, culture and image. Corporate branding thereby becomes a strategic perspective dealing with the company as a whole.
In the new book, the research team at Copenhagen Business School summarizes the second wave in five principles:
1. Know yourself. The company should consider realistically what it wants to be and to whom.
2. Take on the role as facilitator. The brand of the future is facilitating. The role of corporate branding is to facilitate relations and create room for action and ideas.
3. Focus on the relations between people. Corporate branding is created and developed through interaction between management, employees and clients.
4. Management based on 'both-and' thinking. A corporate brand takes its starting point in the company as a whole as well as in individual diversity.
5. Create continuous development. Corporate branding is a constant process of change - and the key challenge of a corporate brand is to create trustworthy innovation.
Contents
1. Corporate Branding An Evolving concept - Corporate Branding Myths, Organization of the Book
Purpose
2. A Cross – Disciplinary Perspective - From Trademark to Brand Branding Paradoxes
3. Corporate Branding and the conformity trap – The Uniqueness Paradox
4. A Communal Approach to Corporate Branding – Why focus on Integration, Conclusion People
5. Living the Brand – The Employee as a living brand, Nova Nordisk : The ‘Brand Police’ Model
6. The limits of Corporate Branding – The Broadning Concept, The Branding of Places
7. Corporate Brand Stretch – Corporate Branding Strategy, The Walt Disney Company Process
8. Corporate Branding as Organizational change – Stating the Corporate Brand
9. Principles for the Second Wave of Corporate Branding – Know thyself, A facilitator

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Nanotechnology Basic Science and Emerging Technologies

By Mick Wilson, Kamali Kannangara, Geoff Smith
Michelle Simmons, Burkhard Raguse

Price Rs. 445

Pages- 271, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 203, Year of Pub. 2005

Description
After genetic engineering, nanotechnology may well prove to be the 21st century’s ‘great leap forward’ in scientific knowledge. The first books in this field were science fiction; now what those books predicted is becoming scientific reality. ‘Nanotechnology’ provides a basic introduction to the discipline, explaining what it is, and exploring the possibilities for the future.
Contents
Authors
Preface

Acknowledgment
Background to Nanotechnology - Scientific revolutions, Types of nanotechnology and nanomachines, The periodic table, Atomic structure, Molecules and phases, Energy, Molecular and atomic size, Exercises
Molecular Nanotechnology - Atoms by inference , Electron microscopes , Scanning electron microscope , Modern transmission electron microscope , Scanning probe microscopy - atomic force microscope ,Scanning tunnelling microscope , Nanomanipulator , Nanotweezers , Atommanipulation , Nanodots Self assembly , Dippen nanolithography
Nanopowders and Nanomaterials - What are nanomaterials? , Preparation , Plasma arcing , Chemical vapour deposition Sol-gels , Electrodeposition , Ball milling , Using natural nanoparticles , Applications of nanomaterials
The carbon age - New forms of carbon , Types of nanotubes , Formation of nanotubes , Assemblies , Purification of carbon nanotubes, The properties of nanotubes , Uses of nanotubes
Molecular Mimics - Catenanes and rotaxanes , Molecular switches , The electron driven molecular shuttle switch , The pH driven molecular shuttle switch , The light driven molecular shuttle switch , Synthesis of rotaxanes and catenanes, Rotaxanes and molecular computers , Chemical rotors , Prodders , Flippers , Atom shuttles , Actuators ,Contacts
Nanobiometrics - Introduction , Lipids as nano- bricks and mortar , Same but different: self-assembled monolayers , The bits that do things - proteins Structure is information - DNA , A biological nanotechnological future
Optics, Photonics and Solar Energy - Properties of light and nanotechnology , Interaction of light and nanotechnology , Nanoholes and photons , Imaging , New low cost energy efficient windows and solar absorbers based on nanoparticles , Photonic crystals, surface wave guides and control of light paths
Nanoelectronics - Introduction , What will nanoelectronics do for us? , The birth of electronics , The tools of micro- and nanofabrication , From classical to quantum physics , Quantum electronic devices , Quantum information and quantum computers, Experimental implementations of quantum computers
Future Applications - Microelectromechanical systems , Robots - how small can they go?  Ageless materials, Invisible mending of atomic dislocations inside damaged materials  Nanomechanics and nanoelasticity , Nanoparticle coatings - special new effects  Nanoelectronic and magnetic devices and new computing systems, Optoelectronic devices , Environmental applications
Into the Realms of Imagination - Introduction , Communication , Manufacturing , Nanomedicine Society and ethics , Religion and making everything from everything else , Thanks for all the.

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Soil Science An Introduction

By G W  Leeper, N C Uren

 

Price Rs. 495

Pages- 300, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 491, Year of Pub. 2006

Description
Many people need a better understanding of the formation, classification, properties and fertility of soils - specifically Australian soils. Soil science, once restricted to schools of agricultural science and horticulture, now reaches out to secondary and tertiary students of ecology, geography and environmental science, to people concerned with natural resource management, to farmers - even to the home gardener. This comprehensive, interesting and readable book is not just another textbook. It is an institution. First published in 1948, Professor Leeper's book became, in the course of four editions, the bible in its field. Inevitably it dated - but nothing of comparable quality replaced it. Dr Nick Uren has updated the bible. His revision includes substantive work on the theoretical underpinnings of major soil properties, conversion to standardized units, new and revised illustrations and tables. Most importantly, the book now better encompasses the whole of Australia. As each country has its own soils and usually its own scheme of soil classification, the textbooks of other countries have limited usefulness here. Now, again, we have our own. Its staying qualities are proven. As an introduction to soils, there is simply nothing to match it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
1. Mapping, Classification and Formation of Soils, Soil in the Field: the 'Soil Type' Soil Profiles and their Classification, Soil Formation
2. The Physics of Soil, Introduction to Physical Properties, Colloids of the Soil, The Soil as a Reservoir of Water, Excessive Water: Aeration and Drainage, Mechanical Composition Soil Temperature
3. The Chemistry of the Soil, General Chemical Considerations, Soil Organisms and Organic Matter, The Nitrogen Cycle, Primary Minerals in Soils, Acidity and Alkalinity, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus and Sulphur, Iron, Aluminum, Silicon, Various Trace Elements
4. Soil Erosion, Soil Erosion, Appendix - Suggestions for Practice, Glossary, Abbreviations, Symbols, Units

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Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd Edition

By Sidney Bloch & Bruce S. Singh

 

Price Rs. 845

Pages- 606, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 483, Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Contributors
AN APPROACH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE -
A Historical Context by Norman James,An Approach by George Szmukler, Aetiology by Eng-Seong Tan, What Does Psychiatry Encompass? by George Mendelson, The Psychiatric Interview and Evaluation of the Mental State by Nicholas Keks, Making Sense of the Psychiatric Patient by Jenepher Dakis and Bruce Singh
THE RANGE OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS - Failure to Cope and the Adjustment Disorders by Bruce Singh and Sidney Bloch, Anxiety Disorders by Graham Burrows and Ruth Vine, Mood Disorders by Issy Schweitzer, Disorders of Somatic Function or Perception by David Clarke and Graeme Smith, Specific Disorders of Somatic Function by George Patton (Eating), Richard Ball (Sexual); and David Kissane (Sleeping), Personality Disorders by Jayashri Kulkarni and Sandra Hacker, Substance Abuse by Paul Brown and Paul Holman, Psychiatric Disorders by Patrick McGorry, Organic Disorders by David Ames and John Lloyd; III.
SPECIAL CLINICAL AREAS - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by Robert Adler, Bruce Tonge, Helen Driscoll and Pia Brous, Psychiatry of Women by Lorraine Dennerstein, Psychiatry in a Multicultural Setting by Harry Minas and Jane McKendrick, Psychiatry of Old Age by Daniel O'Connor and Edmond Chiu,Forensic Psychiatry by Paul Mullen, Suicide and Parasuicide by John Tiller
TREATMENT -
Principles of Treatment by Fiona Judd, Providing Mental Health Care by Helen Herrman, The Biological Therapies by David Copolov, The Psychotherapies by Sidney Bloch and Edwin Harari
Appendices - ICD-10 Classification (World Health Organization), DSM-III-R Classification (American Psychiatric Association) C. Principles, Codes of Ethics (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists); Contributors;

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Aluminium Handbook

Fundamentals and Materials First Edition Volume 1

By Dr.-Ing. Catrin Kammer

Price Rs. 3500,    Pages- 702, Hardbound,

ISBN 3 87017 261 4 , Year of Pub. 2006

{Exclusively Distributed by Overseas Press}

Aluminium - importance and extraction - Production and consumption of aluminium, Extraction of aluminium, Available forms, Production of input stock for manufacture of semi-finished products, Rolling slabs and extrusion billets (shapes)
Properties of Unalloyed Aluminium - Physical properties, Mechanical properties, Bibliography
Aluminium Alloy Phase Diagrams - Aluminium alloys, Importance of phase diagrams, Equilibrium diagrams of aluminium, Non-equilibrium phase diagrams, Bibliography
Classification of Aluminium Alloys - Classification of work-hardenable aluminium alloys, Wrought age-hardenable aluminium alloys, Other wrought aluminium alloys, Structure of aluminium casting alloys, Bibliography for Chapter
Properties of Aluminium Alloys - Mechanical properties, Fracture, Technological properties, Physical properties, Bibliography for Chapter
Thermal and Mechanical Treatments - Introduction, Strengthening, Thermal softening, Full annealing, stabilisation, Stress-relieving, Homogenisation, Ageing, Effect of working on age hardening, Ageing behaviour of different wrought alloys, Age-hardening behaviour of various casting alloys, Simultaneous softening and precipitation, Superplasticity, Bibliography
New Alloy Developments - Aluminium-base composites (MMCs), Dispersion-strengthened aluminium alloys, Aluminium-lithium alloys, Foamed aluminium, Aluminides, Bibliography
Corrosion Behaviour of Aluminium - Surface layers on aluminium, Corrosion, Corrosion behaviour in contact with other materials, Bibliography
Alloy designations according to composition and typical mechanical

Properties - Alloy designations, Standardised mechanical properties, Bibliography
Materials Testing and Quality Assurance - Determination of chemical composition, Examination of microstructure, Testing of primary aluminium products, semi-fabricated products and castings, Testing of welded joints and welds, Quality assurance, Bibliography
Appendix

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Aluminium Handbook

Forming, Casting, Surface Treatment, Recycling and Ecology First Edition Volume 2

By Dr.-Ing. Catrin Kammer

 

 

  Price Rs. 3500

Pages- 656, Hardbound,

ISBN 3 87017 2616 , Year of Pub. 2006

{Exclusively Distributed by Overseas Press}

Contents
Mechanical Working of Aluminium Materials - Fundamentals of deformation methods and technology, Deformation Characteristics and Behaviour, Aluminium semi-fabrication, Finished Products made in the solid, Products made by forming sheet, Bending coiled material, Special forming processes, Composite materials with aluminium, Heat treatment during and after forming, Bilography
2 Casting - The basics of forming technology and techniques, Quality characteristics of aluminium castings, Casting, solidification and cooling, Aluminium foundry alloys, Processes for producing castings, Mould-making, core-making and casting processes, Gating and feeding, Melt preparation, Heat-treatment of castings, Trimming, machining and repairing raw castings, Quality management and quality assurance, Bibliography
Surface Treatment of Aluminium - Mechanical surface treatments, Chemical surface treatment, Anodic oxidation of aluminium, Metallic coatings on aluminium, Thermal spraying on aluminium, Organic coatings, Laminating, Enamelling, Other coatings, Vacuum coating, Bilography
Recycling and Ecology - Aluminium from the ecological viewpoint, Fundamentals of aluminium recycling, Technical aspects of aluminium recycling, Selected concepts of aluminium recycling systems, Bibliography

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Aluminium Electrolysis Fundamentals of the Hall-Heroult Process

3rd Edition

By Jomar Thonstad, Pavel Fellner, Geir Martin Haarberg Jan Hives,

Halvor Kvande, Asmund Sterten

Price Rs. 3295

Pages- 359, Hardbound,

ISBN 3 87017 1553 , Year of Pub. 2006

{Exclusively Distributed by Overseas Press}

Contents
Industrial Aspects of Aluminium Production - Introduction, The Hall-Héroult Process, The electrolyte, Alumina, The Anodes, The Cathode, Potlines, Cell Operation
Phase Equilibria - Introduction, Binary Systems Containing Na3AlF6, Multicomponent Systems, Some Other Selected Systems, Calculation of Phase Diagrams, Liquidus Equations for Systems of Interest for the Aluminium Electrowinning Process, References
Thermodynamic Data - Introduction, One-Component Systems, Thermodynamic Data for Systems with More than One Component, Vapour Pressure and Thermodynamic Data, Energy Requirements, References
Structural Entities in Cryolite-base Melts - Introduction, Ionic Models for Cryolite-Base Melts, References
Physical-chemical Properties - Density, Surface Tension, Electrical Conductivity, Viscosity, Transference Numbers, Diffusivity in Aluminium Electrolytes, Thermal Conductivity
Electrochemical Properties - Introduction, Galvanic Cells and Reference Electrodes, Working Electrodes for Kinetic Studies, The Electric Double Layer, References
The Electrode Processes - The Cathode Process, The Anode Process, The Anode Effect, References
Interaction between Aluminium and the Electrolyte - Introduction, Visual Observations, Metal Solubility Measurements, The Vapour Phase in the Presence of Aluminium, Electrochemical Properties, Electrical Conductivity of Dissolved Metal, Nature of the Dissolved Metal, References
Current Efficiency - Introduction, Weight Loss of Aluminium in Cryolite Melts, Reactions between CO2, CO and Dissolved Aluminium, Current Efficiency Measurements in Laboratory Cells, Current Efficiency in Industrial Cells, Concluding Remarks, References
Other Chemical Aspects - Some Effects of Electrolyte Impurities, Alumina Dissolution in the Bath, Carbon in Industrial Cells, Fluoride Emissions, Inert Anodes and Cathodes, Novel Cell Designs, Alternative Processes, Concluding Remarks
Subject

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Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

 

Price Rs. 495

Pages- 292, Paperbound,

ISBN 81 88689 07 6 , Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Preface
Executive Summary
Reader’s Guide

Introduction - Acknowledging the importance of improving earthquake safety in schools
Part 1 - Recognising the obstacles to improving seismic safety of schools - Earthquake vulnerability of school buildings in Algeria, Learning about seismic safety of schools from community experience in Berkeley, California, Seismic safety of schools in Italy, Obstacles to improving seismic safety of school buildings in Turkey, Seismic risk in schools: The Venezuelan project, Towards effective mitigation and emergency response in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Making schools safer: The New Zealand experience, Damage in schools in the 1998 Faial earthquake in the Azores Islands, Portugal, Earthquakes and educational infrastructure policy in Mexico
Part 2 - Defining seismic safety principles for schools - Fundamental concepts and principles for assuring acceptable performance of schools and the education system
Part 3 - Assessing Vulnerability and risks to schools and other public buildings - Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule: Measuring the community’s commitment to adopting and enforcing building codes, Translating earthquake hazard mitigation measures form one country to another: A case study, Seismic risk mitigation practices in school buildings in Istanbul, Turkey
Part 4 - Identifying strategies and programmes for improving school seismic safety - A brief review of school typologies in Italy: Specific vulnerability and possible strategies for seismic retrofitting, Implementing school seismic safety programmes in developing countries, Supporting local seismic experts: Experiences in Nepal and India, Evaluating Earthquake retrofitting measures for schools: A cost-benefit analysis, Strengthening school buildings to resist earthquakes: Progress in European countries
Part 5 - Taking an initial step towards improving earthquake safety in schools: ad hoc Experts Group report on Earthquake Safety in Schools
Contributors to this publication

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Introductory Thermodynamics

Pierre Infelta

Price Rs. 345

 Pages- 178, Paperbound,

  ISBN 81 88689 376 , Year of Pub. 2006

Contents
Thermodynamic systems: Definitions -
Interactions of Thermodynamic systems with their surroundings, Equilibrium, Thermal Reservoir. Heat source, Diathermal and Adiabatic Enclosures,
Work - Sign convention for energy exchange, Mechanical work, Remarks, Electrical work, Various forms of energy, Various expressions for work
First law of thermodynamics -
Introduction, The joule experiment, Internal Energy. First law
Second law of thermodynamics - Kelvin formulation of the second law, Carnot cycle heat engine thermodynamic temperature, Entropy. Revesible an irreversible processes. Equilibrium
Auxiliary functions: Enthalpy, Helmholtz energy, gibbs energy - Introduction, Closed systems, Characteristic variables, fundamental equations. Open systems. Systems with chemical reactions
Mixtures and Pure Substances: Partial molar quantities and molar quantities - Homogeneous functions and their properties, Extensive variables, Intensive variables
Thermodynamics of Gases - Pure ideals gas, Mixtures of ideal gases, Pure real gases, Mixtures of real gases, Ideal mixtures of gases
Systems with several phases, No chemical Reaction. Third law of thermodynamics - Introduction, Differentials expressions for state functions, Spontaneous transfer of a species from one phase to another one
Energetics of chemical reactions - Introduction, The extent of reaction, Variables of reaction, Hess’ law, Kirchoff’s equation, Effect of temperature on the entropy of reaction and the gibbs energy of reaction
Chemical Equibria - Spontaneous reaction. Equilibrium, Law of mass action for a gas mixture, Chemical equilibrium in the presence of pure condensed phases, Independent reactions
Perfect and Ideal Solutions - Basic Considerations, Perfect solution, Mixing Properties of ideal

Solution, Effect of pressure and temperature on the activity coefficient, Standard state - convention I for the activity coefficient
Bilography - Textbooks, Handbooks and Tables, Articles
Index

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QUANTUM MECHANICS  SECOND EDITION

AMIT GOSWAMI

Price Rs. 645

Pages- 554, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938147 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description
In an effort to excite college seniors and first-year graduate students about the essence of quantum mechanics, Goswami always begins a topic with what students know before moving into more complex areas. He teaches students how to ask the right questions, satisfying their interest in the meaning and interpretation of quantum mechanics, and treats the nitty-gritty details carefully. The unifying approach of the book presents quantum mechanics not only as a schema for successful calculations and predictions but also as a basis for a new and exciting worldview. The most unique aspect of the book is an ongoing presentation of the radicalness of quantum mechanics as compared to classical physics.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Schrödinger Equation, 2. The Motion of Wave Packets, 3. Schrödinger Equation as Eigenvalue-Eigenfunction Equation, 4. The Solution of the Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension, 5. Looking through the Heisenberg-Bohr Microscope, 6. The Dirac Description of Quantum Mechanical States, 7. The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator, 8. Equations of Motion and Classical Correspondence, 9. Systems of Two Degrees of Freedom
10. Quantum Paradoxes and the Copenhagen Interpretation, 11. Angular Momentum, 12. Motion in Central Potential
13. The Hydrogen Atom, 14. Electrons in the Electromagnetic Field, 15. Spin and Matrices, 16. Matrix Mechanics: Two-State Systems, 17. The Addition of Angular Momenta, 18. Approximation Methods for Stationary States, 19. Quantum Systems: Atoms with One and Two Electrons, 20. Quantum Systems: Atoms and Molecules, 21. Quantum Systems: Fermi and Bose Gases, 22. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory and Application to Atomic Radiation and Scattering
23. Scattering Theory, 24. The Unfinished Chapter: The Meaning and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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A Short Course in Biostatistics

Niklas Hammar, Gunnar Persson

Price Rs. 245

Pages- 156, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689927 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description:
Biostatistics concerns methods for statistical analysis in medicine. Methods presented in this book are used in analyses of medical data and also have applications in several other fields. The book outlines statistical concepts and methods, basic in fundamental courses in medical, behavioural and social science educational programs. Previous knowledge of statistics in not required. Statistical analysis in medicine have gradually changed in recent years. This book gives a modern description of basic statistical concepts and methods. The book contains descriptive statistics, a short introduction to the basics of probability theory and to fundamental ideas in statistical inference. An introduction is given to analysis of means and proportions and to regression analysis. A chapter of the book deals with analysis of data in Epidemiological Studies. This includes incidence rates, relative risks, case control studies and stratified analysis. The book contains exercises with answers.

Contents:
1.Descriptive statistics, 2.Probability, random variables and probability distributions, 3.Statistical Inference
4.Analysis of means, 5.Analysis of proportions, 6.Analysis of incidence rates, 7.Analysis of data from case control studies, 8.Stratified Analysis, 9.Regression and correlation, 10. Answers to exercises, 11.Symbols
Literature
Appendix: Statistical Tables
Index

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CONSERVATION:
Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder,  Peter Coppolillo

Price Rs. 595

Pages- 347, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938253 , Year of Pub. 2008

Contents:
1: The Many Roads to Conservation, Introduction,Principal Threats to Biodiversity, Why Conserve Nature? Instrumental Values, Box The Links between Health and Conservation, Box Much More Than Stocks of Wood, Intrinsic Values, Box Ecophilosophies, The Changing Practice of Conservation:
2: The Evolution of Policy, Introduction, Global Conservation and Protected Areas, Box Ancient Royal
Forests, The Limits and Legacies of Protectionism, Box Reserves: Their Comings and Goings in
Peninsular Malaysia Box Coercive Conservation: Tigers, Lions, Carrots, and Sticks,
3: The Natural Science behind it All, Introduction, From Natural History Comes Ecology and its Golden
Age, Box Stability and Equilibrium, Box Maximum Sustainable Yield, Things Get Messy: Disturbance and Disequilibrium, Box Stability, Pastoralism, and Opportunism, Box Adaptive Management,
4: Indigenous Peoples as Conservationists, Introduction, Cultural and Biological Diversity, Box Cultural
and Biological Diversity in Central and Southern America, Guardians of Biodiversity,
5: Conservation and Self-Interest, Introduction, An Evolutionary Viewpoint, Design of a Conservation Act Box Prudent Predators?, An Intention to Conserve, Box Family Hunting Territories in Subarctic Canada Ecological Outcomes, Box Humans as Top Predators, Conservation--Where, When, & Why?,
6: Rational Fools and the Commons, Introduction, The Rational Fool Fumbles the Common Good, Box Freedom in the Commons Brings Ruin to All, Commons Classics, Box Changes in the Management of the Kenya Orma Commons, The Cooperation Game, Box Experimental Games in Economics,
7: The Bigger Picture, Introduction, What is Political Ecology?,Box The Hen Has Starting Crowing,
Tropical Forest Destruction and Population Growth, Box IPAT, Box Leviathan Rules,
8: Local People and International Conservation, Introduction, Indigenous Movements and Conservationists Box Chipko: Grassroots Environmentalism with a Sting in its Tail, Room for Alliance, or Cover for Dalliance?
9: Global Issues, Economics, and Policy, Introduction, Ecological Economics and Environmental Valuation Box Does Kenya Profit from Protectionism? Ecological Economic Calculations,
10: From How to Think to How to Act, Introduction, Protectionism in the Name of Science,
Protected Area Outreach, Box Outreach in Tanzania, Conservation Education,
11: Red Flags: Still Seeing Things in Black and White?, Introduction, No Development without Tears, and Other Debates, Box Working for Water in South Africa, Integrative and Novel Solutions,
Bibliography 303
Index 341

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QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS

Richard P. Feynman

 Price Rs. 295

Pages- 198, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938208 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description:
The aim of this classic work by Richard Feynman is to present the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics in as simple and straight-forward a way as possible. It is designed for the student of experimental physics who does not intend to take more advanced graduate courses in theoretical physics.
“The author achieves exactly what he promises, and the manner of his presentation is well enough known by now not to need the recommendation of a reviewer.”
Mathematical Reviews: Born in 1918 in Brooklyn, Richard P. Feynman received his Ph. D. from Princeton in 1942. Despite his youth, he played an important part in the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos During World War II. Subsequently, he taught at Cornell and at the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he-along with Sin-Itero Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger-received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum electrodynamics. Dr Feynman also introduced basic new computational techniques and notations into physics. The Feynman diagrams, for instance, forever changed the way basic physical processes are conceptualized and calculated. Dr. Feynman is the author of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, and a number of other publications that have become classic reference and textbooks for researchers, students

CONTENT:
1. Interaction of Light with Matter—Quantum Electrodynamics , 2. Résumé of the Principles and Results of Special Relativity,  3. Relativistic Wave Equation , 4. Solution of the Dirac Equation for a Free Particle, 5. Potential Problems in Quantum Electrodynamics,  6. Relativistic Treatment of the Interaction of Particles with Light , 7. Interaction of Several Electron,  . Discussion and Interpretation of Various ”Correction” Terms

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Digital Signal Processing -
A MATLAB-Based Tutorial Approach

John Leis

Price Rs. 295

Pages- 217, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938079 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description: Highly recommended for use as a course text. Presents an introduction to the area of digital signal processing; essentially the key to understanding multimedia signals such as speech, audio and video. Provides a 'Hands-on' approach to present signal processing theory in the context of practical applications. Digital world, global economy, information technology. These are all headlines that appear in the technical and financial press, often in association with the Information Super Highway, the Internet, Multimedia, High Definition TV, Digital Video Discs and many other innovative products that incorporate applications of Digital Signal Processing (DSP). In view of its crucial importance to the global economy, DSP is now a core component of the curriculum in tertiary education, concerned with developing key skills and attributes in the graduate workforce. It is of particular relevance to the careers of engineers, scientists and computer professionals. The book makes a unique contribution to the application and understanding of the principles underpinning modern DSP, incorporating advanced learning concepts. The use of MATLAB as a demonstration tool enables the reader to visualise the implementation of digital algorithms as each new concept is introduced. We are intrinsically very good at processing images and recognising their outcomes. In that context it can be said that we have “picture processing minds”. It follows that you do not have to guess the outcome of a technique, because John Leis shows you how to demonstrate the outcome. For the engineer seeking to acquire new skills, or the student wrestling with new and abstract concepts, this book will enable you to acquire these new skills at your own pace and in your own time.

CONTENT: Chapter 1: What is Signal Processing?; Learning outcomes; DSP and its applications; Speech & Audio Signal Processing; Image processing; Sources of Interesting Signals; Overview of Learning Objectives; Chapter 2: MATLAB For Signal Processing; What is it?; Starting; Basic Constructs ;Interactive Use; Testing & Looping; Functions & Variables; Plotting & Graphing; Loading & Saving Data; Multidimensional Arrays; Bitwise Operators; Vectorising Code; Using MATALB for Processing Signals; Chapter 3: Digital Processing of Signals; Processing Signals using Computer Algorithms; Sampling & Quantisation; A/D and D/A Conversion; Amplitude Quantisation; Image Quantisation & Display; Aliasing; Reconstruction & Interpolation; Polynomial Interpolation; Block Diagrams & Difference Equations; Practical Issues & Computational Efficiency; Chapter 4: Random Signals; Random and Deterministic Signals; Random Number Generation; Statistical Parameters; Probability Functions; Common Distributions; Continuous and Discrete Variables; Signal Characterisation; Histogram Operators; Median Filters; Chapter 5: Representing Signals & Systems; Discrete-Time Waveform Generation; The z Transform; Poles, Zeros and Stability; Transfer Functions and Frequency Response; Vector Interpretation of Frequency Response; Convolution; Chapter 6: Correlation Analysis of Signals; Developing the Concept; Correlation of a Signal; Correlation of Some Common Signals; Applications of Correlation; Chapter 7: Frequency Component Analysis of Signals; Fourier Series; How Do the Fourier Series Coefficient Equations Come About; Phase Shifted Waveforms; The Fourier Transform; Aliasing in Discrete-Time Sampling; The FFT as a Sample Interpolator; Sampling a Signal over a Finite Time Window; Time-Frequency Distributions; Buffering and Windowing; The Fast Fourier Transform (FST); Chapter 8: Filtering Signals; Filtering Concepts; Direct Method; Frequency-Sampling Method; Ideal Reconstruction Filter; Appendix: Texts & Internet Resources; Index.

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Effective Marketing:Principles And Practice

Jacqueline Bishop

Price Rs. 295

Pages- 220, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689842 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description:
Effective Marketing discusses the essential features of marketing in a clear, concise, and logical manner, with relevant examples. This practical book is intended for students of marketing -- from CIPS and CIM students to first year degree students. It directly addresses the syllabus for CIPS marketing, CIM marketing fundamentals and CIMA marketing and also addresses the needs of many marketing degree subjects. It contains numerous practical examples to illustrate marketing concepts. The academic theory is backed up by practical examples from successful companies and products. The author discusses topical and current issues, with sections on IT, e-commerce, direct marketing, and relationships marketing, all areas which are growing in significance.

Table of Contents:
An overview of marketing strategy, Buying behaviour of consumers and business buyers as well as consumers
Pricing in both consumer and business markets, Direct marketing which is now taking on a
significant role in many companies - perhaps, because of the growing popularity of the Internet
Relationship marketing - a growing trend in marketing, An Introduction to Marketing, The marketing Concept, The Marketing Planning Process, The Marketing Environment, Analysing & Selecting Markets, Marketing Research, Consumer Buying Behaviour, Organisational Buying Behaviour, Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning, The Marketing Mix, Price, Place, The Extended Marketing Mix/Services Marketing, The Extended Marketing Mix/Services Marketing, International Extended, International Marketing,

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Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research  Second Edition

Lawrence A. Pervin & Oliver P. John
Price Rs. 1495

Pages- 738, Hardbound,

ISBN 9788188689545 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description
Featuring contributions from foremost authorities, this volume provides a complete survey of modern personality theory, brings major theoretical perspectives into focus, and analyzes the current state of the science. Particular emphasis is given to the dynamic interface between personality psychology and other disciplines, with the recent explosion of knowledge about biological aspects of personality reflected in chapters on evolutionary psychology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience, and temperament. Major research is also presented on such defining topics as the self; the psychological unconscious; motivational processes; emotion and emotion regulation; stress, coping, and health; interpersonal behavior; personality assessment; and more. Authoritative and comprehensive, the book serves as a standard professional reference and student text.
Contents
Introduction - History of Modern Personality Theory and Research, Winter and Barenbaum
Theoretical Perspectives - Human Nature and Individual Differences: The Evolution of Human Personality, Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality, The Big Five Trait Taxonomy: History, Measurement, and Theoretical Perspectives, A Five-Factor Theory of Personality, Social Cognitive Theory of Personality, Integrating Dispositions and Processing Dynamics within a Unified Theory of Personality: The Cognitive Affective Personality System, Holistic Interactionism: A Perspective for Research on Personality Development.Interface with Other Fields - Behavioral Genetics and Personality, The Neuroscience of Personality, Personality Continuity and Change across the Life Course, On the Development of Personality, Personality and Psychopathology, On the Interface between Personality and Social Psychology, The Cultural Constitution of Personality.
Content Areas - Temperament: A New Paradigm for Trait Psychology, The Psychological Unconscious, Naturalizing the Self, Personal Narratives and the Life Story, Personality and Motivation: Personal Action and the Conative Evolution, Emotion and Emotion Regulation, Stress, Coping, and Self-Regulatory Processes, Personality and Health: Dispositions and Processes in Disease Susceptibility and Adaptation to Illness, Attribution in Personality Psychology, Creativity and Genius, The Fields of Interpersonal Behavior.

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Physics Handbook: For Science and Engineering  Seventh Edition

Carl Nordling & Jonny Osterman

Price Rs. 1095

Pages- 499, Hardbound,

ISBN 9788188689514 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description
Those are common-enough posers for the busy physicist. Buy now there need be no more library of head-scratiching for that elusive data. Here at last is a single volume which summarizes the entire world of physics. An important learning tool for the student, an invaluable refernces for the professional. In the Physics handbook you can quickly locate any data and formulae you need. Clearly presented, extensively indexed, this impressive work includes:
Numerical Values (in SI units as wel as other suitable units) of the fundamental constants of physics, numerical values of non-SI units etc.Data on mechanical, thermal, electric, atomic, nuclear, solid state and other properties of numerious materials , including the elements of the periodic table and astronomical objects. A wide selection of physical notation and formulae, mathematical formulae, equation, integrals etc. The tables comprise extensive nuclear data, including binding energy, half-life, fission product yields, cross-sections, decay modes, and decay energes of numerous nuclides.
Contents
Preface,
Constants and Units - Fundamentals Constant of Physics, Units of Physics
Physics Tables - Mechanics and Thermal physics, Electricity, Electronics, Waves, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Solid State Physics, Astrophysics and Geophysics
Physical Formulae and Diagrams - Classical Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, Electronics, Waves Quantum Mechanics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Statistical Physics, Solic State Physics, Astrophysics and Geophysics, Solid mechanics,
Mathematical Formulae - Mathematical Constants, Algebra, Geometric Formulae, Trignometric Identies, Derivatives, Integral, Taylor Series, Special Polynomials and Associated Functions, Vector Analysis, Special Coordinate Systems, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms, Differntial Equations, Numerical Methods, Error Estimation
Appendix - The Greek Alphabet, . Notation and Wroting Rules, History of the Elements, Famous Physicists, Events in the History of Physics and Engineering, Conspicuous Physical Properties
Addenda
Index

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The UN Role in Promoting Democracy Between Ideas and Reality

Edward Newman and Roland Rich

Price Rs. 895

Pages- 357, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689668 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description
The notion of democracy is a key principle of the United Nations and underpins much of its work. Almost a third of the members of the United Nations have requested its assistance in conducting elections. The UN is supporting a new wave of democracy, although not without difficulty in please such as East Timor, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Kosova. The role of the UN in the promotion This book considers and questions the modalities, effectiveness and controversies of the UN work in promoting and assisting democracy. It examines if the UN can help of build the foundations of democracy and whether as an ‘external’ actor. It can have a substantive positive impact upon the development of democratic governance inside societies. Drawing upon discourse in political science and international relations, The UN role in Promoting Democracy explores how the normative ideas of democracy interact with the realities of power in the international arena in the societies in which the UN works. In so doing, this volume provides a timely analysis of the prospects and limitations of the UN work in this area, and of the broader field of democracy promotion.
Contents
List of tables and figures
Acknowledgments
Part I Thematic Perspectives Introduction,  The Promotion of Democracy, Crafting security Council mandates, Building Democracy through benevolent autocracy, Elections in post-conflict societies, Democratization with the benefit.
Part II Perspectives from the United Nations, The UN Electoral assistance, UN Democracy promotion, UNDP experience in Long term democracy assistance
Part III Case Studies Decolonization and democratization, The UN modest impact on Cambodia’s democracy, Kosovo, Delivering feudal democracy in East Timor, The United Nations and Democratization in Afghanistan List of Acronyms
Contributores
Index

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A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture

Usha R Palaniswamy

Price Rs. 445

Pages- 208, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689521 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description

The details provided for each plant species are based on research by the author at the Asian American Studies Institute, and include extensive scientific references from current botanical and pharmaceutical literature.
A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture explores the way in which these plants have been used for many hundreds (and, in some cases, thousands of years) by Indian, Chinese and other cultures. The book also details the specific phytochemcials that may be responsible for the observed medicinal activities.
Plants covered include Acalypha, Agar wood, Agathi, Amaltas, Amaranthus, Amla, Areca nut, Arjun tree, Asafoetida, Ashwagandha, Asoka tree, Astragalus, Bakula, Banana, Banyan, Bel, Belladona, Benzoin, Betal leaf, Betal nut, Bitter Melon, Black Pepper, Brahmi, Bread fruit, Camphor, Cardamom, Castor, Ceylon Spinach, Champa, Chebulic myrobalan, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coffee, Coriander, Crape myrtle, Curry leaf, Dandelion, Dill, Drumstick, Eclipta, Eucalyptus, Elephant yam, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fig, Flame of the forest Garlic, Ginger, Ginko, Ginseng, Gotu kola, Gymnema, Hawthorn, Henna, Hibiscus, Indian Madder, Indian Snakeroot, Ivy gourd, Jack fruit, Jasmine, Jujube, Kadamba Tree, Kava kava, King of bitters, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Lotus, Mudakkathan, Mango, Marjoram, MilkVetch, Milk weed, Mustard, Neem, Nerium, Nutmeg, Okra, Onion, Palmyra, Papaya, Parijad, Patchouli, Periwinkle, Phyllanthus, Pill-bearing spurge, Pomegranate, Poppy, Purslane, Radish, Rice, Ridge gourd, Rudhraksha, Sacred Fig, Saffron, Sandalwood, Sesame, Snake gourd, Star Anise, Sweet Basil, Tamarind, Taro, Tea, Thoothuvalai, Thorn Apple, Turmeric, Ustram bead, Valerian, Vasa, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
Details for each plant include:- Introduction , Cultivation and Traditional Uses, Botany, Current Use and Health Value, References .

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Asymmetric Operation of AC Power Transmission Systems

The Key to Optimizing Power System Reliability and Economics

    By    Richard J. Marceau, Donald T. McGillis, Abdou-R. Sana

 

Price Rs. 245

Pages- 178, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938260 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description:Today, simple and cost-effective strategies can be implemented to operate AC power transmission systems more reliably and economically. As will be seen in this book, asymmetric operation of three-phase transmission corridors brings new degrees of freedom to the planning and operation of point-to-point transmission, inter-area interconnections, singleand multiple-line corridors, and networks feeding large metropolitan areas, either for new build or retrofit. Asymmetric Operation of AC Power Transmission Systems is a comprehensive review of all aspects of asymmetric operation ranging from system implementation to costs, reliability and economics. This book is an invaluable tool for professionals working in industry, government and research as well as students and professors in electrical engineering and

CONTENTS:1 - The Modern Power System, Introduction. Power System Engineering. Symmetric Versus Asymmetric Operation. 2 - Introduction to Asymmetric Operation of Power Transmission Systems Concept of Asymmetric Operation. System Security. Strategies of Implementation. Reactive Power Management.
3 - Probabilistic Aspects of Asymmetric Operation, Introduction. The Binomial Law. The Poisson Distribution. The Weibull Distribution. Application to Asymmetric Operation. 4 - Asymmetric Operation of a Corridor with Multiple Lines, Introduction. Asymmetric Operation Using Conventional Compensating Devices: Lossless Line With Lumped Parameters. Asymmetric Operation Using Conventional Compensating Devices: Uncoupled Line With Distributed Parameters. Asymmetric Operation Using FACTS Controllers.
5 - Asymmetric Operation of a Corridor With a Single Line, Introduction. Compensation With Conventional Devices. Compensation With FACTS Devices. Paired and Versatile Negative-sequence and Zero-sequence Currents Filtering. 6 - Economic Analysis Introduction. Estimating Costs. Investment Costs of Asymmetric Operation Using Conventional and Modern Compensating Devices. Investment Costs of Asymmetric Operation Compared to the Cost of the LOLE and the Cost of a New Line. Effect of the Number of Lines. Scenario Studies. 7 - Enhancing the Flexibility of Power System Operation, Introduction. Review of the Three-phase N _ 1 Criterion. The Single-line Corridor. Distributed Generation. The Distribution System.

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Cross/Cultures82

Alternative Indias Writing, Nation and Communalism
by Peter Morey and Alex Tickell
Price Rs. 695

Pages- 238, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689569 , Year of Pub. 2008

Descriptions: The debate over whether religious or secular identities provide the most viable model for a wider national identity has been a continuous feature of Indian politics from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Moreover, in the last thirty years the increasingly communal articulation of popular politics and the gradual rise of a constellation of Hindu nationalist parties headed by the BJP has increased the urgency of this debate.
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Peter MOREY and Alex TICKELL: Introduction
Anshuman A. MONDAL: The Limits of Secularism and the Construction of Composite National Identity in India
Alex TICKELL: The Discovery of Aryavarta: Hindu Nationalism and Early Indian Fiction in English
Elleke BOEHMER: “First Realise Your Need”: Manju Kapur’s Erotic Nation
Shirley CHEW: “Cutting Across Time”: Memory, Narrative, and Identity in Shashi Deshpande’s Small Remedies
Amina YAQIN: The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai’s In Custody
Ashok BERY: “Reflexive Worlds”: The Indias of A.K. Ramanujan
Peter MOREY: Communalism, Corruption and Duty in Rohinton Mistry’s Family Matters
Sujala SINGH: The Routes of National Identity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines
Ralph J. CRANE: Inscribing a Sikh India: An Alternative Reading of Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan
Sharmila SEN: No Passports, No Visas: The Line of Control Between India and Pakistan in Contemporary Bombay Cinema
Afterword
Contributors
Index

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Maintenance Free Batteries:  Based on Aqueous Electrolyte, Third Edition

D. Berndt

Price Rs. 1245

Pages- 486, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689538 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description: Maintenance-free batteries are a rapidly changing subject. Since Dr Berndt’s last book was published in 1997 there have been new advances in the areas of valve-regulated lead-acid and nickel/metal hydride types. In this, the third edition of his book, there is updated and new information relating to lead-acid, nickel./cadmium and nickel/metal hydride batteries. The theory and practice presented are supported by up to date references. Dr Berndt has an international reputation in the field of batteries and their applications.
Contents: Introduction - The Battery Systems Treated in this book, History, Structure of this book.
Fundamentals - The Electrochemical Cell, Equilibrium or Thermodynamic parameters, Current flow, Kinetic parameters, References.
Battery Parameters & Definitions - Current Flow, Cells, Batteries, Capacity, Discharge Parameters, Representation of Data, References.
The Lead-Acid Battery System - The Unstable System, Thermodynamic Data, Sulfuric Acid as Active Material, Course of Reaction, References.
The Nickel/Cadmium Battery System - Thermodynamic Situation, Thermodynamic Parameters, Course Reaction, References.
The NI/H2 & Nickel/Metal Hydride Battery Systems - Thermodynamic Situation, Hydrogen-Absorbing metals and Alloys, References.
Lead-Acid Battery Technology - Active Material, Plate Support (Grid), Alloys in Lead-Acid batteries, Connecting Elements (Top Lead), References.
NI/CD Battery Technology - Characteristic Features of Ni/Cd Batteries, Active Materials, Types of Electrodes, Immobilized Electrolyte, Separators, References.
Nickel/ Hydrogen Battery Technology - Cell Design, Self-Discharge, General Features of Nickel/Hydrogen Batteries, References.
Nickel/ Metal Hydride battery Technology - Characteristic Features, Specific Energy, Negative Electrode Materials, Nickel/Hydride Battery Design, References.
Chargging Techniques - Charging Lead -Acuid Batteries , Constant-corrent Charging, Float Charging, References.
Battery Monitoring and Management - Monitoring and management Systems, Monitoring, Battery Management, Smart Batteries, References
Storage, Aging and Disposal - Storage of Batteries, Aging of Batteries, Life Expectancy, Battery disposal, Environmental Protection, References.
Standards and Regulations - National Standards, International Standards, Procedure to Establish Standards, Testing Procedures, References
Index

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials  Second Edition

Thomas H. Courtney

Price Rs. 845

Pages- 733, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689699 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description: This outstanding text offers a comprehensive treatment of the principles of the mechanical behavior of materials. Appropriate for senior and graduate courses, it is distinguished by its focus on the relationship between macroscopic properties, material microstructure, and fundamental concepts of bonding and crystal structure. The current, second edition retains the original edition’s extensive coverage of nonmetallics while increasing coverage of ceramics, composites, and polymers that have emerged as structural materials in their own right and are now competitive with metals in many applications. It contains new case studies, includes solved example problems, and incorporates real-life examples. Because of the book’s extraordinary breadth and depth, adequate coverage of all of the material requires two full semesters of a typical three-credit course. Since most curricula do not have the luxury of allocating this amount of time to mechanical behavior of materials, the text has been designed so that material can be culled or deleted with ease. Instructors can select topics they wish to emphasize and are able to proceed at any level they consider appropriate.
Contents: Overview of Mechanical Behavior - Introduction, lastic Deformation, Permanent Deformation, Fracture.
Elastic Behavior - Introduction, Range of Elastic Moduli, Additional Elastic Properties, Basis for Linear Elasticity, Anisotropic Linear Elasticity, Rubber Elasticity.
Dislocations - Introduction, The Yield Strength of a Perfect Crystal,The Edge Dislocation, Screw and Mixed Dislocations, Twinning, Properties of Dislocations.
Plastic Deformation in Single and Polycrystalline Materials - Introduction, Initiation of Plastic Flow in Single Crystals, Stress-Strain Behavior of Single Crystals, Plastic Flow in Poly crystals.
Strengthening of Crystalline Materials - Introduction, General Description of Strengthening, Work Hardening, Boundary Strengthening, Solid-Solution Strengthening, Particle Hardening.
Composite Materials - Introduction, Basic Principles of Reinforcement, Particle Reinforcement, Reinforcement with Aligned Continuous Fibers, Reinforcement with Discontinuous Fibers.
High-Temperature Deformation of Crystalline Materials - Introduction, Phenomenological Description of Creep, Creep Mechanisms, Deformation Mechanism Maps, Materials Aspects of Creep Design.

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NONLINEAR  OPTICS

By Jerome V. Moloniey & Alan C. Newell

Price Rs. 645

Pages- 436, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788189938154 , Year of Pub. 2008

Description:
Nonlinear optics, the study of the nonlinear effects associated with the propagation of light through matter, is so scientifically rich and technologically promising that it is destined to become one of the most important areas of scientific research into the next century. This book is written for graduate students or anyone interested in getting a unified picture of this emerging field. Nonlinear Optics allows the reader to see all these manifestations of the light-matter interaction as part of the unified whole. Professors Newel and Boloney show how to use these simple equations both to gain a better understanding of the physical processes involved and to deal with the practical applications. Specific topics include: the notion of the nonlinear refractive index and self-phase modulation, the propagation and use of nonlinear waves and solutions in optical fibers and waveguides, two-and-three lasers, optical bistability, the interaction of co- and counter-propagating beams, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, and self-induced transparency. The final chapter discusses mathematical and computational methods such as multiple time scaling, linear and nonlinear wave propagation, solutions, numerical methods, and useful software packages.
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Theory of Light Propagation in Linear and Weakly Nonlinear (Kerr Medium) Dielectrics
3. Communications in Optical Fibers and Nonlinear Waveguides
4. The Interaction Between Light and Matter
5. Applications: Lasers, Optical Bistability, Distributed Feedback, Self-Induced Transparency, and Stimulated Scattering
6. Mathematical and Computational Methods
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Parkinson’s Disease Questions and Answers  5th Edition

Robert A. Hauser

Price Rs. 545

Pages- 280, Paperbound,

ISBN 9788188689688 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description
Breakthroughs in molecular biology and recombinant DNA engineering are revolutionising the field of medicine. This book summarises the processes, which lead to the creation of the 'magic bullets' used to treat disease and at the same time offers a clinical as well as practical approach to the subject. In this informative and exciting new text, the authors unravel the mysteries of a new therapeutic era.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurologic disorder caused by a degeneration of dopamine neurons. James Parkinson first described then disease in 1817. Since then, tremendous advances have been made in understanding its pathophysiology and in developing effective treatments . The landmark discovery that levodopa ameliorates symptoms came in the late 1960s. Even today, Parkinson’s disease remains one of the few neurodegenerative disease whose symptoms can be improved with medication theraphy. Exciting research into emerging medical and surgical treatments continues at breathtaking pace. New clues as to its cause are now emerging.
Contents
Introduction to Parkinson’s disease, Etiology of Parkinson’s disease, Differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Complications of Long term therapy in Parkinson’s disease, Medications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Medical Management of Parkinson’s disease, Management of Non motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, The European Perspective on Medical management, Surgery for Parkinson’s disease, Future Treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Case Studies, Questions Frequently asked by Patients, References, Acknowledgments, Index.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Quality from Customer Needs to Customer Satisfaction  Second Edition

By Bo Bergman,  Bengt Klefsjo

Price Rs. 1245

Pages- 606, Hardbound,

ISBN 9788188689477 , Year of Pub. 2006

Description: The book consists of five fairly independent parts. In Part I the quality concept and the history of the quality movement is described. Furthermore, the relation between quality improvements, on one hand, and costs, profitability and success, on the other, is illustrated. Part II deals with methodologies and tools, which facilitate a customer focused product development. Among these are Quality Function Deployment, Reliability, Design of Experiments and Robust Design. Part III focuses on the concept of variation and on methodologies and tools for quality improvements. The Seven Improvement Tools, Statistical Process Control and Capability are discussed. Part IV discusses satisfaction and loyalty of external and internal customers, what these concepts mean and how to measure them. In Part V the important role of top management for quality improvements is discussed as well as the concept of leadership. Furthermore, Processes and Process Management, Six Sigma, Business Excellence Assessments, Quality Awards and ISO 9000:2000 are elucidated.
Contents: Quality and Quality Improvements - Quality, Some definitions, The customer concept, Quality dimensions, The Cornerstones of TQM, Notes and References.
Quality and Success - Quality and Profitability, Relations between quality and profitability, Studies of quality and profitability, Notes and References.
Customer-focused Product Development - Product Development Methodology, Requirements, Concepts, Improvement, Notes and References.
Robust Design - Taguchi‘s Philosophy, The Design Process, System Design, Parameter Design, Tolerance Design, Robust Design, Notes and References.
The Seven Improvement Tools - Data Collection, Histograms, Pareto Charts, Cause-and-effect Diagrams, Stratification, Scatter Plots, Control Charts, Notes and References.
Control Charts - Requirements on Control Charts, Principles for Control Charts, Choice of Control Limits, Control Charts for the Process Mean, Notes and References.
Capability - Capability Measures, Some Capability indices, Sensitivity and robustness in capability indices, Implementing capability studies, Notes and References.
Quality in the Supply Process - The Purchasing Process, Supplier Partnership, Acceptance Sampling, Notes and Reference.
External Customer Satisfaction - Customer Needs and Customer Satisfaction, The Kano model, Customizing, Customer satisfaction, Notes and References.
Customer Satisfaction Index - The Swedish Quality Index, Some Industry Specific Indices, Notes and References.
Processes and Process Management - Processes, Process Management, Notes and References.
Improvement Programmers - QC-circles and Improvement Teams, Suggestion Systems, Notes and References.
Index

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ORGANIZATIONAL  BEHAVIOR

The Challenges of the New Millennium

By Meshack M. Sagini

Price Rs. 645

Pages- 731, Hardbound,

ISBN 9788189938246 , Year of Pub. 2009

Description: In a nutshell, organizational behavior may be defined as the study of the evolutionary theory, structure, processes and behavioral paradigms. Organizational behavior is as old as the evolution of ancient social organizations.
Contents:1. What is Organization Theory? The Organization in a Historical Context,  2. The Organization as Rational Structure, 3. The Organization as a Natural or Behavioral Behavioral System:1920s-1960s, 4. Organizations as Open Systems, 5. Organizational Goals: The Mission of Langston University, 6. Organizational Structure and Design: NATO
7. Organizational Diversity: The New Theory, 8. Organizational Culture: The New Theory, 9. Organizational Leadership
10. Organizational Communication, 11. Organizational Decision Making:, 12. Organizational Technology,

13. Organizational Work Motivation , 14. Organizational Control, 15. Organizational Change
16. Political Economy: Its Effects on Nations and their Organizations, 17. African Political Economy: The Global Context
18. Organizational Development: Forces of Migration in Africa and Elsewhere
19. Conclusion: Comparative and Deconstructive Critique: The New Paradigm for the Third Millenium
Author Index, Subject Index, About the Author

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective

By Angus Maddison

Price Rs. 1395

Pages - 383, Hardbound,

ISBN 8188689009 , Year of Pub. 2003

Description
Angus Maddison provides a comprehensive view of the growth and levels of world population since the year 1000. In this period, world population rose 22- fold, per capita GDP 13 fold and world GDP nearly 300 fold. The biggest gains occurred in the rich countries of today (Western Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan). The gap between the world leader - the United States - and the poorest region - Africa - is now 20:1. In the year 1000, the rich countries of today were poorer than Asia and Africa
The book has several objectives. The first is a pioneering effort to quantify the economic performance of nations over the very long term. The second is to identify the forces which explain the success of the rich countries, and explore the obstacles which hindered advance in regions which lagged behind. The third is to scrutinise the interaction between the rich and the rest to assess the degree to which this relationship was exploitative.
The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective is a "must" for all scholars of economics and economic history, while the casual reader will find much of fascinating interest. It is also a monumental work of reference. The book is a sequel to the author's Monitoring the World Economy: 1820 -1992, published by the OECD Development Centre

Contents:
The contours of World development;
The impact of western development on the rest of world, 1000-1950;
The world economy in the second half of the twentieth century;



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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