## Reference Books: Print & Online

### Finding Information from a Reference

Reference materials are compilations; **a**** "reference" connects a researcher to background information in a way that is intended to be found quickly when needed.** Reference materials can be dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, handbooks and guides, catalogs, atlases and maps, directories, almanacs – even the internet.

### Using OU Libraries' Catalog

Although the library guide you currently read is considered a reference material, the following lists are not comprehensive. Check the OU Libraries Discover catalog to connect to even more resources. Think about the keywords you would use to search the catalog; for general books containing definitions of terms or overviews of a subject, search for your keywords plus "encyclopedia" or "dictionary." Want reference assistance? Reach out to the STEM Services team at libstem@ou.edu.

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### Finding Books in the Library by Call Number

Books are located in Bizzell Memorial Library in the following call number locations.

#### Library of Congress Call Numbers for Physics & Astronomy:

Call Number Range | Topic |
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QB | Astronomy |

QB1-139 | General astronomy |

QB140-237 | Practical and spherical astronomy |

QB 275-343 | Geodesy |

QB 349-421 | Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics |

QB 455-456 | Astrogeology |

QB 460-466 | Astrophysics |

QB 468-480 | Non-optical methods of astronomy |

QB 495-903 | Descriptive astronomy |

QB 500.5-785 | Solar system |

QB 799-903 | Stars |

QB 980-991 | Cosmogony, Cosmology |

QC | Physics (for full detail, see LC classification outline) |

QC 1-75 | General physics |

QC 170-197 | Atomic physics |

QC 221-246 | Acoustics, Sound |

QC 251-338.5 | Heat |

QC 310.15-219 | Thermodynamics |

QC 350-467 | Optics, Light |

QC 450-467 | Spectroscopy |

QC 501-721 | Electricity |

QC 750-766 | Magnetism |

QC 770-798 | Nuclear and particle physics, Atomic energy, Radioactivity |

QC 851-999 | Meterology, Climatology |

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### Substances and Property Information

- NIST Atomic Spectra DatabaseThis database provides access and search capability for NIST critically evaluated data on atomic energy levels, wavelengths, and transition probabilities that are reasonably up-to-date. Searchable through the NIST Data Gateway.
- NIST Chemistry WebBookThe NIST Chemistry WebBook provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species.
- NIST Standard Reference DataSearches across multiple government databases (including the other NIST resources listed here) and the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data. Some resources will be freely available, while others require a subscription. Please contact your librarian with questions.
- NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and UncertaintyIncludes Fundamental Physical Constants, International Systems of Units (SI), and Uncertainty of Measurement Results. A feature of the Fundamental Physical Constants site allows you to find the correlation coefficient between any pair of constants.
- Knovel Critical TablesFeatures tables of properties for commonly used chemical compounds in the physical properties tables. Tables in KCT include Basic Physical Properties of Inorganic Compounds, Basic Physical Properties of Organic Compounds, Critical Properties and Acentric Factor, Enthalpy of Formation, Enthalpy of Vaporization, Entropy of Formation, Entropy of Gas, Gibbs Energy of Formation, Heat Capacity of Gas, Helmholtz Energy of Formation, Internal Energy of Formation, Basic Physical Properties of Common Solvents, and Safety Properties of Common Solvents.
- Knovel LibraryProvides reference books and information in the fields of chemistry and the life sciences, materials and engineering. Full text available.
- National Nuclear Data CenterProduced by the Brookhaven National Laboratory; includes the Nuclear Data Sheets, a Chart of Nuclides and many other resources.

### Dictionaries

- Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations byISBN: 1461411149Publication Date: 2012-01-05This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements.
- Dictionary of Minor Planet Names byISBN: 3642297188Publication Date: 2012, 6th editionThe quantity of numbered minor planets has now well exceeded a quarter million. The new sixth edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, which is the IAU's official reference work for the field, now covers more than 17,000 named minor planets.
- Dictionary of Minor Planet Names: Addendum to the 6th Edition byISBN: 3319176765Publication Date: 2015-05-22The quantity of numbered minor planets is now approaching half a million. Together with this Addendum, the sixth edition of the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, which is the IAU's official reference for the field, now covers more than 19,000 named minor planets.
- A Dictionary of Physics byCall Number: QC 5 .C56 2009ISBN: 0199560013Publication Date: 2009-05-02Here is a thorough revision of a classic desktop reference, bringing readers 3,900 entries--200 new to this edition--that define the terms of this fast-changing field with clarity and without jargon. Daintith provides coverage of all areas of physics and many related fields, including astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. He offers expanded information on applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience, and includes ten feature articles on such key topics as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Here, too, are detailed appendices on SI units and the electromagnetic spectrum, a timeline of key dates in physics, a list Nobel Prize winners, and much more.

### Handbooks

- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsCelebrating over 100 years since its first publication, the content of the 96th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is now available online.

- AIP Physics Desk Reference byCall Number: QC 61 .A45 2003ISBN: 0387989730Publication Date: 2003-01-27Originally published by the American Institute of Physics as the Physics Vade Mecum, this third edition has been completely updated to reflect contemporary modern physics. It is a concise compilation of the most frequently used physics data and formulae with their derivations, and this edition contains six new chapters, with outdated chapters dropped, and new chapters added on atmospheric physics, electricity and magnetism, elementary particle physics, fluid dynamics, geophysics, nonlinear physics, particle accelerators, polymer physics, and quantum theory.
- The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System byCall Number: QB 501 .L24 2011ISBN: 0521198577Publication Date: 2011-03-03Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries.
- Handbook of Accelerator Physics and Engineering byISBN: 9789814415859Publication Date: 2013, 2nd ed.Edited by internationally recognized authorities in the field, this expanded and updated new edition of the bestselling Handbook, containing more than 100 new articles, is aimed at the design and operation of modern particle accelerators.
- Handbook of Crystal Growth, v.1A: Fundamentals: Thermodynamics and Kinetics byISBN: 9780444593764Publication Date: 2014, 2nd editionVolume IA Handbook of Crystal Growth, 2nd Edition (Fundamentals: Thermodynamics and Kinetics) Volume IA addresses the present status of crystal growth science, and provides scientific tools for the following volumes: Volume II (Bulk Crystal Growth) and III (Thin Film Growth and Epitaxy). Volume IA highlights thermodynamics and kinetics.
- Handbook of Crystal Growth, v. 2: Bulk Crystal Growth byISBN: 0444633065Publication Date: 2014Vol 2A: Basic Technologies Handbook of Crystal Growth, 2nd Edition Volume IIA (Basic Technologies) presents basic growth technologies and modern crystal cutting methods.
- Handbook of Crystal Growth, v.3: Thin Films and Epitaxy: Basic Techniques byISBN: 0444633057Publication Date: 2014Volume IIIA Basic Techniques Handbook of Crystal Growth, 2nd Edition Volume IIIA (Basic Techniques) presents the underpinning science and technology associated with epitaxial growth as well as highlighting many of the chief and burgeoning areas for epitaxial growth. Volume IIIA focuses on major growth techniques which are used both in the scientific investigation of crystal growth processes and commercial development of advanced epitaxial structures.
- Handbook of Modern Sensors byISBN: 0387216049Publication Date: 2006-04-29This book is about devices commonly called sensors. The invention of a - croprocessor has brought highly sophisticated instruments into our everyday lives.
- Handbook of Nucelar Engineering byISBN: 0387981306Publication Date: 2010The Handbook of Nuclear Engineering is an authoritative compilation of information regarding methods and data used in all phases of nuclear engineering.
- Handbook of Physics byCall Number: QC 61 .H37 2001ISBN: 9780387216324Publication Date: 2002Handbook of Physics is a veritable toolbox for rapid access to a wealth of physics information for everyday use in problem solving, homework, and examinations. This complete reference includes not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also experimental methods used in practice.
- Handbook of Theoretical Atomic Physics byISBN: 3642247512Publication Date: 2012The aim of this book is to present highly accurate and extensive theoretical Atomic data and to give a survey of selected calculational methods for atomic physics, used to obtain these data. The book presents the results of calculations of cross sections and probabilities of a broad variety of atomic processes with participation of photons and electrons, namely on photoabsorption, electron scattering and accompanying effects.
- Handbook of the Physics of Thin-Film Solar Cells byISBN: 364236747XPublication Date: 2014This handbook is a compendium giving a comprehensive description of the basics of semiconductor physics relevant to the design and analysis of thin film solar cell materials.
- Handbook of X-Ray Astronomy byCall Number: QB 472 .H36 2011ISBN: 9780521883733Publication Date: 2011-09-29Written for graduate students, professional astronomers and researchers who want to start working in this field, this book is a practical guide to x-ray astronomy. The handbook begins with x-ray optics, basic detector physics and CCDs, before focussing on data analysis.
- High Power Laser Handbook byCall Number: TA 1695.5 .H55 2011ISBN: 0071609016Publication Date: 2011-04-25The State of the Art in High-Power Laser Technology Filled with full-color images, High-Power Laser Handbook offers comprehensive details on the latest advances in high-power laser development and applications.
- The Physics Handbook byCall Number: QC 61 .P65 2007ISBN: 9783527406999Publication Date: 2007-02-27This compendium of physics covers the key equations and fundamental principles that are taught in graduate programs. It offers a succinct yet systematic treatment of all areas of physics, including mathematical physics, solid state physics, particle physics, statistical mechanics, and optics.
- Springer Handbook of Acoustics byISBN: 1493907549Publication Date: 2015-03-31Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience and others. Here is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing.
- Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics byCall Number: QC 173 .S67 2006ISBN: 038720802XPublication Date: 2006Comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic molecular and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field.
- Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics byISBN: 3642194095Publication Date: 2012-05-05Contains over 1000 two-color illustrations. Includes over 120 comprehensive tables with properties of optical materials and light sources. Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
- Springer Handbook of Spacetime byISBN: 3642419917Publication Date: 2014-07-07The Springer Handbook of Spacetime is dedicated to the ground-breaking paradigm shifts embodied in the two relativity theories, and describes in detail the profound reshaping of physical sciences they ushered in.

### Encyclopedias

- An Einstein Encyclopedia byISBN: 1400873363Publication Date: 2015-10-27This is the single most complete guide to Albert Einstein's life and work for students, researchers, and browsers alike.
- Encyclopedia of Biophysics byISBN: 364216711XPublication Date: 2012The Encyclopedia of Biophysics is envisioned both as an easily accessible source of information and as an introductory guide to the scientific literature.
- Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics byCall Number: QC 173.454 .E53 2005ISBN: 0122276108Publication Date: 2005-08-17The work provides solid coverage in the fundamental theoretical aspects of the subject, with carefully planned cross-linking and structuring to give the user the potential to gain a solid grounding in the theoretical aspects of quantum mechanics, mechanics, electrodynamics, relativity, statistical mechanics, and elementary particiles that form the core physics background for the field.
- Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology byCall Number: TA 1675 .P373 2008 (Youngblood Library)ISBN: 9783527408283Publication Date: 2008-12-03This authoritative two-volume encyclopedia (A-M, N-Z) helps to master the large variety of physical phenomena and technological aspects involved in laser technology and the wider field of photonics.
- Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics byISBN: 9780125126601Publication Date: 2006-06-05The Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics provides a complete resource for researchers, students and lecturers with an interest in mathematical physics. It enables readers to access basic information on topics peripheral to their own areas, to provide a repository of the core information in the area that can be used to refresh the researcher's own memory banks, and aid teachers in directing students to entries relevant to their course-work.
- Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology byISBN: 9789048197514Publication Date: 2014-07-08The Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary reference to the many fields relevant to the general field of nanotechnology.
- Encyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and Its Applications byCall Number: QC 772 .E56 2013ISBN: 9783527407422Publication Date: 2013-11-04This book fills the need for a coherent work combining carefully reviewed articles into a comprehensive overview accessible to research groups and lecturers. Next to fundamental physics, contributions on topical medical and material science issues are included.
- Encyclopedia of Physics byCall Number: QC 5 .E545 2005ISBN: 9783527405541Publication Date: 2005-10-28The editors of this Encyclopedia, earlier editions of which met with international acclaim, have now provided a fully revised, expanded and updated third edition of this comprehensive reference work.
- Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics byCall Number: QB 15 .L388 2013ISBN: 9780521899949Publication Date: 2013-05-20This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research.
- Encyclopedia of the Solar System byISBN: 9780124160347Publication Date: 2014, 3rd editionThe Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition-winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers-provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact-with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact.

### Study Aids & Selected Books

- Schaum's Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables byCall Number: QA 41 .S75 1968ISBN: 0070382034Publication Date: 1998-10-31Suitable for students and research workers in mathematics, physics, engineering and other sciences, this work presents a compilation of mathematical formulas and tables. The topics range from elementary to advanced - from algebra, trigonometry and calculus to vector analysis, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials, and elliptic integrals.
- Problems and Solutions on Mechanics byCall Number: QA 809 .P76 1994ISBN: 981021295XPublication Date: 1994-11-01The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at the University of California (Berkeley), Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin.
- Problems and Solutions on Quantum Mechanics byCall Number: QC 174.15 .P76 1998ISBN: 9810231326Publication Date: 1997-10-01The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin.
- Problems and Solutions on Solid State Physics, Relativity and Miscellaneous Topics byCall Number: QC176 .P675 1995ISBN: 9810218923Publication Date: 1994-01-01The material for this series was selected from the past 20 years' examination questions for graduate students at the University of California (Berkeley), Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin.This volume comprises 165 problems. The section on Solid State Physics includes crystal structures and properties, electron theory, energy bands and semiconductors. The Relativity section covers both the special and general theories. Topics that were not appropriate for the other 6 volumes in this series appear here under the heading of Miscellaneous Topics.
- University Physics with Modern Physics Technology Update byCall Number: QC 21.2 .S36 2013 TEXTBOOKSISBN: 9780321897961Publication Date: 2013-01-04University Physics with Modern Physics, Technology Update, Thirteenth Edition continues to set the benchmark for clarity and rigor combined with effective teaching and research-based innovation.
- Essential University Physics byCall Number: QC 21.3 .W65 2012ISBN: 9780321706690Publication Date: 2010-12-31Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics, Second Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications.
- Schaum's Outline of Modern Physics byISBN: 9780070248304Publication Date: 1999-08-17More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. This Schaum's Outline gives you practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field, in-depth review of practices and applications.
- Schaum's 3,000 Solved Problems in Physics byCall Number: QC 32 .H325 2011ISBN: 9780071763462Publication Date: 2011-07-113,000 solved problems from every area of physics. Clear diagrams and illustrations. Comprehensive index. Appropriate for all high school and undergraduate physics courses.
- GRE Physics byCall Number: QC 32 .M645 2006ISBN: 0878918485Publication Date: 2006This test preparation book includes four full-length exams with detailed explanations modeled after the actual GRE in Physics. Knowledge of mechanics, electromagnetism, atomic physics, physic optics and wave phenomena, quantum mechanics, special relativity, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, laboratory methods, and advanced topics are tested.
- Schaum's Outline of Physical Chemistry byCall Number: QD 456 .M4 1989ISBN: 0070417156Publication Date: 1988-07-22This Schaum's Outline gives you practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field in-depth review of practices and applications.
- Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Beginning Physics II: Waves, Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics byISBN: 0585267227Publication Date: 1998
- Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Applied Physics byISBN: 0585306036Publication Date: 1995
- 1000 Solved Problems in Classical Physics byISBN: 9783642119439Publication Date: 2011-03-18This book basically caters to the needs of undergraduates and graduates physics students in the area of physics, specially Classical Mechanics and Electricity and Electromagnetism.
- Conquering the Physics GRE byCall Number: QC 32 .K346 2015ISBN: 1479274631Publication Date: 2012-09-18This revised and edited second edition extends the discussions in the subject area reviews, contains several new diagrams and problems, and features updated sample exams whose questions more accurately reflect the content of the current GRE.
- Physics Qualifying Examination byCall Number: QC 32 .F37 2010ISBN: 3527408053Publication Date: 2010Designed for use in tandem with the 'Handbook of Physics', this volume is nonetheless self-contained and can be used on its own. The chapters are based on lectures delivered annually by Professor Poole in a course to prepare students for their PhD qualifying examination in the physics department at the University of South Carolina.
- Mathematics for Physics byCall Number: QC 20 .S76 2009ISBN: 9780521854030Publication Date: 2009-07-09An engagingly-written account of mathematical tools and ideas, this book provides a graduate-level introduction to the mathematics used in research in physics.
- Mathematics for Physics byCall Number: QC 23.2 .W66 2007ISBN: 9780199289295Publication Date: 2007-02-03Mathematics for Physics recognizes the challenges faced by students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of physics. Working from basic yet fundamental principles, the book builds the students' confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way.
- Mathematics for College Physics byCall Number: QA 39.3 .D37 2004ISBN: 0131414275Publication Date: 2003-08-19This book is designed to help readers get up to speed quickly on the mathematical concepts and tools needed to solve basic physics problems. Instead of a rigorous development of the concepts of mathematics (as is found in a typical math book), it describes the various mathematical concepts and tools and their direct use in physics.
- Astronomical Spectroscopy byCall Number: QB 465 .T46 2011ISBN: 9789814291965Publication Date: 2011-01-24This book, which is based on a third-year undergraduate course taught by the author at University College London, presents the basic atomic and molecular physics necessary to understand and interpret astronomical spectra. Contemporary astronomical spectra are used extensively to study the underlying atomic physics and illustrate the results.
- Astrophysics Is Easy! An Easy Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer byISBN: 3319116436Publication Date: 2014, 2nd ed.Astrophysics Is Easy! cuts through the difficult mathematics and explains the basics of astrophysics in accessible terms.
- Astrophysics Through Computation byCall Number: QB 462.2 .K63 2013ISBN: 9781107010741Publication Date: 2013-06-28This new text surveys a series of fundamental problems in astrophysics, both analytically and computationally, for advanced students in physics and astrophysics.
- Basic Concepts of X-Ray Diffraction byCall Number: QC 482 .D5 Z65 2014ISBN: 9783527335619Publication Date: 2014-04-21Authored by a university professor deeply involved in X-ray diffraction-related research, this textbook is based on his lectures given to graduate students for more than 20 years. It adopts a well-balanced approach, describing basic concepts and experimental techniques, which make X-ray diffraction an unsurpassed method for studying the structure of materials.
- Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers byCall Number: TK 7816 .E35 2011ISBN: 9780521154307Publication Date: 2011-04-28Beginning with the basics of general circuit laws and resistor circuits to ease students into the subject, the textbook then covers a wide range of topics, from passive circuits through to semiconductor-based analog circuits and basic digital circuits.
- Dark Energy byCall Number: QB 791.3 .L53 2015ISBN: 9789814619707Publication Date: 2014-09-01This book introduces the current state of research on dark energy. It consists of three parts. The first part is for preliminary knowledge, including general relativity, modern cosmology, etc. The second part reviews major theoretical ideas and models of dark energy. The third part reviews some observational and numerical works.
- Essential Astrophysics byISBN: 3642359620Publication Date: 2013Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics.
- Feynman Diagram Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics byISBN: 9781107025172Publication Date: 2013A concise introduction to Feynman diagram techniques, this book shows how they can be applied to the analysis of complex many-particle systems, and offers a review of the essential elements of quantum mechanics, solid state physics and statistical mechanics.
- Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics byCall Number: QC 611.98 .H54 F73 2013ISBN: 9780521764445Publication Date: 2013-02-28Presenting the physics of the most challenging problems in condensed matter using the conceptual framework of quantum field theory, this book is of great interest to physicists in condensed matter and high energy and string theorists, as well as mathematicians.
- Fundamental Forces of Nature byCall Number: QC 793.3 .G38 H835 2007ISBN: 9789812706447Publication Date: 2007-07-01This book tells the story of gauge fields, from Maxwell's 1860 theory of electromagnetism to 1954 theory of Yang and Mills that underlies the Standard Model of elementary particle theory.
- How Do You Find an Exoplanet? byISBN: 9781400873999Publication Date: 2015-12-29An authoritative primer on the cutting-edge science of planet hunting.
- Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics byCall Number: QC 173.454 .F45 2005ISBN: 9812387110Publication Date: 2005This is volume 1 of two-volume book that presents an excellent, comprehensive exposition of the multi-faceted subjects of modern condensed matter physics, unified within an original and coherent conceptual framework.
- Introduction to Statistical Physics byCall Number: QC 174.8 .H82 2010ISBN: 1420079026Publication Date: 2009-09-21Written by a world-renowned theoretical physicist, Introduction to Statistical Physics, Second Edition clarifies the properties of matter collectively in terms of the physical laws governing atomic motion.
- Knots and physics byCall Number: QC 20.7 .K56 K38 2013ISBN: 9789814383004Publication Date: 2013Series: K & E series on knots and everything ; v. 53.
- LHC Physics byCall Number: QC 787 .P73 L44 2012ISBN: 9781439837702Publication Date: 2012-04-25Exploring the phenomenology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, LHC Physics focuses on the first years of data collected at the LHC as well as the experimental and theoretical tools involved.
- Mathematical Methods for Physicists byISBN: 0123846544Publication Date: 2012-02-18Now in its 7th edition, Mathematical Methods for Physicists continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers.
- Observational Astrophysics byISBN: 3642218148Publication Date: 2012, 3rd editionWritten specifically for astrophysicists and graduate students, this textbook focuses on fundamental and sometimes practical limitations on the ultimate performance that an astronomical system may reach, rather than presenting particular systems in detail.
- One Hundred Physics Visualizations Using MATLAB byCall Number: QC 20 .G74 2014ISBN: 9814518433Publication Date: 2014-01-01This book provides visualizations of many topics in general physics. The aim is to have an interactive MATLAB script wherein the user can vary parameters in a specific problem and then immediately see the outcome by way of dynamic "movies" of the response of the system in question.
- The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics byCall Number: QC 7 .O945 2013ISBN: 9780199696253Publication Date: 2014-01-01The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day.
- The Particle at the End of the Universe byCall Number: QC 793.5 .B62 C37 2012ISBN: 9780525953593Publication Date: 2012-11-13Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.
- The Physics Handbook byCall Number: QC 61 .P65 2007ISBN: 9783527406999Publication Date: 2007-02-27This compendium of physics covers the key equations and fundamental principles that are taught in graduate programs. It offers a succinct yet systematic treatment of all areas of physics, including mathematical physics, solid state physics, particle physics, statistical mechanics, and optics.
- Practical Electronics for Inventors 2/e byCall Number: TK 7816 .S347 2007ISBN: 0071452818Publication Date: 2006-11-14Chock-full of illustrations, Practical Electronics for Inventors offers over 750 hand-drawn images that provide clear, detailed instructions that can help turn theoretical ideas into real-life inventions and gadgets.
- Quantum Mechanics byCall Number: QC 174.1 .L313 1965ISBN: 9780750635394Publication Date: 1981-12-18This edition has been completely revised to include some 20% of new material. Important recent developments such as the theory of Regge poles are now included. Many problems with solutions have been added to those already contained in the book.
- Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System byISBN: 1461488478Publication Date: 2014, 2nd editionThe second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy.
- Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System byISBN: 1461490898Publication Date: 2014, 2nd editionThe second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems.
- Statistical Mechanics byCall Number: QC 174.8 .H83 1987ISBN: 0471815187Publication Date: 1991-01-16Unlike most other texts on the subject, this clear, concise introduction to the theory of microscopic bodies treats the modern theory of critical phenomena. Provides up-to-date coverage of recent major advances, including a self-contained description of thermodynamics and the classical kinetic theory of gases, interesting applications such as superfluids and the quantum Hall effect, several current research applications. The last three chapters are devoted to the Landau-Wilson approach to critical phenomena.
- Statistical Physics byCall Number: QC 175 .L32 1980ISBN: 9780750633727Publication Date: 1980A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.
- Statistical Physics byCall Number: QC 174.8 .D54 2015ISBN: 9789814696258Publication Date: 2015-01-01The aim of this book is to provide the fundamentals of statistical physics and its application to condensed matter.
- Theoretical Astrophysics byCall Number: QB 461 .B37 2013ISBN: 9783527669783Publication Date: 2013-07-26Beginning from first principles and adopting a modular structure, this book develops the fundamental physical methods needed to describe and understand a wide range of seemingly very diverse astrophysical phenomena and processes.
- Theoretical Atomic Physics byCall Number: QC 173 .F7223813 2006ISBN: 354025644XPublication Date: 2005, 3rd ed.This established text contains an advanced presentation of quantum mechanics adapted to the requirements of modern atomic physics.
- Topics in Statistical Mechanics byCall Number: QC 174.7 .C69 2005ISBN: 1860945643Publication Date: 2005-09-01Building on the material learned by students in their first few years of study, this book presents an advanced level course on statistical and thermal physics.
- Understanding Quantum Physics byCall Number: QC 174.12 .M69 1990ISBN: 0137479085Publication Date: 1990-05-04Written in an informal yet substantive style that is a joy to read, this book provides a uniquely engaging, in-depth introduction to the concepts of quantum physics and their practical implementation, and is filled with clear, thorough explanations that help readers develop insight into physical ideas and master techniques of problem-solving using quantum mechanics.