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Most widely held works about World Scientific (Firm)
Most widely held works by World Scientific (Firm)
Order, disorder and criticality : advanced problems of phase transition theory by Yurij Holovatch( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the non-perturbative renormalization group -- Introduction to critical dynamics -- Spacetime approach to phase transitions -- Representations of self-organized criticality -- Phase transitions in the pseudospin-electron model
Engines of discovery : a century of particle accelerators by A. M Sessler( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. I. Electrostatic accelerators -- ch. II. Cyclotrons -- ch. III. Linear accelerators -- ch. IV. Betatrons -- ch. V. Synchrotrons -- ch. VI. Colliders -- ch. VII. Detectors -- ch. VIII. Sychrotron radiation sources -- ch. IX. Cancer therapy accelerators -- ch. X. Past, present and future -- ch. XI. A final word
Advances in multi-photon processes and spectroscopy : Volume 19 by Y Fujimura( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents recent progress and perspectives in multi-photon processes and spectroscopy of atoms, ions, molecules and solids. The subjects in the series cover the experimental and theoretical investigations in the interdisciplinary research fields of natural science including chemistry, physics, bioscience and material science. This volume is the latest volume in a series that is a pioneer in compiling review articles of nonlinear interactions of photons and matter. It has made an essential contribution to the development and promotion of the related research fields. In view of the rapid growth in multi-photon processes and multi-photon spectroscopy, care has been taken to ensure that the review articles contained in the series are readable not only by active researchers but also those who are not yet experts but intend to enter the field
Design of pile foundations in liquefiable soils by Gopal Madabhushi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pile foundations are the most common form of deep foundations that are used both onshore and offshore to transfer large superstructural loads into competent soil strata. This book provides many case histories of failure of pile foundations due to earthquake loading and soil liquefaction. Based on the observed case histories, the possible mechanisms of failure of the pile foundations are postulated. The book also deals with the additional loading attracted by piles in liquefiable soils due to lateral spreading of sloping ground. Recent research at Cambridge forms the backbone of this book with the design methodologies being developed directly based on quantified centrifuge test results and numerical analysis. The book provides designers and practicing civil engineers with a sound knowledge of pile behaviour in liquefiable soils and easy-to-use methods to design pile foundations in seismic regions. For graduate students and researchers, it brings together the latest research findings on pile foundations in a way that is relevant to geotechnical practice
Advances in wave turbulence by Victor Shrira( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wave or weak turbulence is a branch of science concerned with the evolution of random wave fields of all kinds and on all scales, from waves in galaxies to capillary waves on water surface, from waves in nonlinear optics to quantum fluids. In spite of the enormous diversity of wave fields in nature, there is a common conceptual and mathematical core which allows to describe the processes of random wave interactions within the same conceptual paradigm, and in the same language. The development of this core and its links with the applications is the essence of wave turbulence science (WT) which is an established integral part of nonlinear science. The book comprising seven reviews aims at discussing new challenges in WT and perspectives of its development. A special emphasis is made upon the links between the theory and experiment. Each of the reviews is devoted to a particular field of application (there is no overlap), or a novel approach or idea. The reviews cover a variety of applications of WT, including water waves, optical fibers, WT experiments on a metal plate and observations of astrophysical WT
The chemistry of inkjet inks by Shlomo Magdassi( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern printing is based on digitizing information and then representing it on a substrate, such as paper, pixel by pixel. One of the most common methods of digital printing is through inkjet printers. The process of inkjet printing is very complicated, and the ink used must meet certain chemical and physicochemical requirements including those related to storage stability; jetting performance; color management; wetting; and adhesion on substrates. Obviously, these requirements - which represent different scientific disciplines such as colloid chemistry, chemical engineering, and physics - indicate the need for an interdisciplinary book that will cover all aspects of making and utilizing inkjet inks. This book provides basic and essential information on the important parameters which determine ink performance. It covers not only the conventional use of inkjet technology on graphic applications, but also the extension of this method to print various functional materials, such as the use of conductive inks to print light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and three-dimensional structures. Thus, the book will serve a large community: industrial chemists who deal with ink formulations and synthesis of chemicals for inks; chemical engineers and physicists who deal with the rheological and flow properties of inks; and researchers in academic institutes who seek to develop novel applications based on inkjet printing of new materials
Glassy disordered systems : glass formation and universal anomalous low-energy properties by Michael I Klinger( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book describes the fundamental features of glassy disordered systems at high temperatures (close to the liquid-to-glass transition) and for the first time in a book, the universal anomalous properties of glasses at low energies (i.e. temperatures/frequencies lower than the Debye values) are depicted. Several important theoretical models for both the glass formation and the universal anomalous properties of glasses are described and analyzed. The origin and main features of soft atomic-motion modes and their excitations, as well as their role in the anomalous properties, are considered in detail. It is shown particularly that the soft-mode model gives rise to a consistent description of the anomalous properties. Additional manifestations of the soft modes in glassy phenomena are described. Other models of the anomalous glassy properties can be considered as limit cases of the soft-mode model for either very low or moderately low temperatures/frequencies
Handbook of accelerator physics and engineering by Alexander Wu Chao( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lattice Boltzmann method and its applications in engineering by Zhaoli Guo( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is a relatively new simulation technique for the modeling of complex fluid systems and has attracted interest from researchers in computational physics. Unlike the traditional CFD methods, which solve the conservation equations of macroscopic properties (i.e., mass, momentum, and energy) numerically, LBM models the fluid consisting of fictive particles, and such particles perform consecutive propagation and collision processes over a discrete lattice mesh. This book will cover the fundamental and practical application of LBM. The first part of the book consists of three chapters starting form the theory of LBM, basic models, initial and boundary conditions, theoretical analysis, to improved models. The second part of the book consists of six chapters, address applications of LBM in various aspects of computational fluid dynamic engineering, covering areas, such as thermo-hydrodynamics, compressible flows, multicomponent/multiphase flows, microscale flows, flows in porous media, turbulent flows, and suspensions. With these coverage LBM, the book intended to promote its applications, instead of the traditional computational fluid dynamic method
Multiscale and multiresolution approaches in turbulence : LES, DES and hybrid RANS/LES methods : applications and guidelines by Pierre Sagaut( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book aims to provide the reader with an updated general presentation of multiscale/multiresolution approaches in turbulent flow simulations. All modern approaches (LES, hybrid RANS/LES, DES, SAS) are discussed and recast in a global comprehensive framework. Both theoretical features and practical implementation details are addressed. Some full scale applications are described, to provide the reader with relevant guidelines to facilitate a future use of these methods
Advances in analysis and control of time-delayed dynamical systems by Jian-Qiao Sun( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis and control of time-delayed systems have been applied in a wide range of applications, ranging from mechanical, control, economic, to biological systems. Over the years, there has been a steady stream of interest in time-delayed dynamic systems, this book takes a snap shot of recent research from the world leading experts in analysis and control of dynamic systems with time delay to provide a bird's eye view of its development. The topics covered in this book include solution methods, stability analysis and control of periodic dynamic systems with time delay, bifurcations, stochastic dynamics and control, delayed Hamiltonian systems, uncertain dynamic systems with time delay, and experimental investigations of delayed structural control
Science sifting : tools for innovation in science and technology by Rodney R Dietert( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science Sifting offers unique insights into the process of discovery, innovation and rediscovery that is fundamentally integral to researchers, technologists, and entrepreneurs
Modeling indoor air pollution by Darrell W Pepper( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for prevention or remediation of indoor air pollution requires expertise in optimizing geometrical configurations; knowledge of HVAC systems, perceived or expected contaminants and source locations; and economics. This title describes a series of numerical models that run in MATLAB
Wet granular matter : a truly complex fluid by S Herminghaus( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Introduction. 1.1. The significance of wet granular matter. 1.2. Energy scales. 1.3. Typical questions to be asked. 1.4. How we shall proceed -- 2. Grains and granular fluids. 2.1. Grains. 2.2. Granular fluids. 2.3. Conclusions -- 3. Wetting. 3.1. Planar substrates. 3.2. Rough substrates. 3.3. Conclusions -- 4. Capillary forces. 4.1. Capillary bridge between flat walls. 4.2. Capillary bridge between spherical bodies. 4.3. Capillary bridge between irregular grains. 4.4. Force networks. 4.5. Conclusions -- 5. Wet granular gases. 5.1. Dynamical aspects of capillary bridges. 5.2. Free cooling and clustering. 5.3. Liquid-gas coexistence. 5.4. Collective phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. 5.5. Conclusions -- 6. Wet granular piles. 6.1. Geometrical aspects of granular piles. 6.2. Regimes of wetness. 6.3. Mechanical properties of wet granular piles. 6.4. Phase transitions in wet granular piles. 6.5. Conclusions -- 7. Special topics. 7.1. The physics of sand castles. 7.2. Immiscible granular suspensions. 7.3. Quicksand and quickclay
The resilience of networked infrastructure systems by Mayada Omer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume elaborates on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of resilience. Reviewing the literature exploring the concept of resilience in engineering, it discusses resilience in terms of the various definitions used, the methodologies proposed to characterize resilience, and the metrics put forward to quantify the resilience of specific service infrastructure systems. The review also identifies the key factors that contribute to organizational resilience. The concept of resilience is compared to other system properties such as reliability, robustness, flexibility and agility, by taking into consideration what systems are prepared against (types of failure), the causes of failure in systems (uncertainty), and how systems react to overcome failure (level of adaptability). A review is also provided of several resilience-enabling schemes, which improve resilience by reducing vulnerability and increasing adaptive capacity. The book puts forward a new framework, the Networked Infrastructure Resilience Assessment (NIRA) framework, through which the resilience of systems can be measured by assessing the impact of disruptions on key performance measures. By applying the framework to various case studies, the book demonstrates the ability of the proposed framework to assess resilience across a wide variety of networked infrastructure systems. The case studies probe the resilience of the following critical infrastructure systems in the face of specific disruptive events: telecommunication, transportation, maritime transportation and organizational networks. This text is intended for all levels of academia - from undergraduate through to research level - as well as professionals and decision-makers involved in the development, analysis and evaluation of infrastructure systems
Elementary particles and emergent phase space by Piotr Źenczykowski( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Standard Model of elementary particles, although very successful, contains various elements that are put in by hand. Understanding their origin requires going beyond the model and searching for 'new physics'. The present book elaborates on one particular proposal concerning such physics. While the original conception is 50 years old, it has not lost its appeal over time. Its basic idea is that space--an arena of events treated in the Standard Model as a classical background--is a concept which emerges from a strictly discrete quantum layer in the limit of large quantum numbers. This book discusses an extension of this view by replacing space with phase space. It combines the results of the author's research papers and places them in much broader philosophical and phenomenological contexts, thus providing further arguments in favor of the proposed alternative. The book should be of interest to the philosophically-minded readers who are willing to contemplate unorthodox ideas on the very nature of the world"--Provided by publisher
Back-of-the-envelope quantum mechanics : with extensions to many-body systems and integrable PDEs by M Olshanii( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensional and order-of-magnitude estimates are practiced by almost everybody but taught almost nowhere. When physics students engage in their first theoretical research project, they soon learn that exactly solvable problems belong only to textbooks, that numerical models are long and resource consuming, and that "something else" is needed to quickly gain insight into the system they are going to study. Qualitative methods are this "something else", but typically, students have never heard of them before. The aim of this book is to teach the craft of qualitative analysis using a set of problems, some with solutions and some without, in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate quantum mechanics. Examples include a dimensional analysis solution for the spectrum of a quartic oscillator, simple WKB formulas for the matrix elements of a coordinate in a gravitational well, and a three-line-long estimate for the ionization energy of atoms uniformly valid across the whole periodic table. The pièce de résistance in the collection is a series of dimensional analysis questions in integrable nonlinear partial differential equations with no dimensions existing a priori. Solved problems include the relationship between the size and the speed of solitons of the Korteweg-de Vries equation and an expression for the oscillation period of a nonlinear Schrödinger breather as a function of its width
Luttinger model : the first 50 years and some new directions by World Scientific (Firm)( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Luttinger model is the only model of many-fermion physics with legitimate claims to be both exactly and completely solvable. In several respects it plays the same role in many-body theory as does the 2D Ising model in statistical physics. Interest in the Luttinger model has increased steadily ever since its introduction half a century ago. The present volume starts with reprints of the seminal papers in which it was originally introduced and solved, and continues with several contributions setting out the landscape of the principal advances of the last fifty years and of prominent new directions
Township governance and institutionalization in China by Shukai Zhao( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. 1. Progress of township governance studies -- ch. 2. Organizational and personnel structure -- ch. 3. Fiscal standing and debt crisis -- ch. 4. Power and accountability -- ch. 5. Control systems -- ch. 6. Public services of township governments -- ch. 7. Township government in prospect -- ch. 8. Government functions and alienation of institutions -- ch. 9. Institutionalization of governments and reforms
Fundamental concepts in computer science( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents fundamental contributions to computer science as written and recounted by those who made the contributions themselves. As such, it is a highly original approach to a "living history" of the field of computer science. The scope of the book is broad in that it covers all aspects of computer science, going from the theory of computation, the theory of programming, and the theory of computer system performance, all the way to computer hardware and to major numerical applications of computers
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