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Electromagnetism (The Manchester Physics Series) by I.S. Grant Paperback (01 June, 1975) list price: $49.95 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0471322466 
Foundations of Modern Cosmology by John F. Hawley, Katherine A. Holcomb Hardcover (01 September, 1997) list price: $76.95  our price: $76.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0195104978 
$76.95 
Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation by Michael Berry Paperback (01 April, 1989) list price: $25.00 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0852740379 
The Principle of Relativity (Dover Books on Physics) by Albert Einstein Paperback (01 June, 1952) list price: $8.95  our price: $8.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0486600815 
$8.95 
A Course of Modern Analysis (Cambridge Mathematical Library) by E. T. Whittaker, G. N. Watson Paperback (13 September, 1996) list price: $65.00  our price: $65.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0521588073 
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Quantum Mechanics: Classical Results, Modern Systems, and Visualized Examples by Richard W. Robinett Hardcover (01 October, 1996) list price: $102.00  our price: $102.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0195092023 
$102.00 
Physics by Example : 200 Problems and Solutions by W. G. Rees Paperback (23 June, 1994) list price: $36.99  our price: $36.99 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0521449758 
$36.99 
A Course of Pure Mathematics (Cambridge Mathematical Library) by G.H. Hardy Paperback (04 March, 1993) list price: $37.99  our price: $37.99 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0521092272 
$37.99 
The Physics of Stars (Manchester Physics Series) by A. C.Phillips Paperback (02 July, 1999) list price: $68.50  our price: $63.40 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0471987980 
$63.40 
Complex Variables : Introduction and Applications (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics) by Mark J. Ablowitz, Athanssios S. Fokas, M. J. Ablowitz, S. H. Davis, E. J. Hinch, A. Iserles, J. Ockendon, P. J. Olver Hardcover (13 February, 1997) list price: $120.00  our price: $120.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 0521480582 
$120.00 
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel, Robert Kanigel Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 April, 1991) list price: $15.00  our price: $10.20 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (39)
Great job
Outstanding Biography
Wow Isbn: 0671750615 
$10.20 
Introduction to Quantum Physics (M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series) by A.P. French Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 May, 1978) list price: $44.05  our price: $44.05 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (12)
Good Secondary Resource
Better than most
Great treatment of basic topics Chapters 6 and 7 introduce quantum states with a brilliant discussion of Dirac's bracket notation using polarization of light as the driving example.The student at this level typically already knows what to expect when, for example, linearly polarized light passes through a linear analyzer oriented at an angle with respect to the polarization axis.The authors develop a set of projection amplitudes for linear and circular polarization which reproduce the results familiar to the student.This makes state vectors easy to understand and, in turn, it's much easier to learn and accept the less intuitive results which come from solving more complex problems later on.I would recommend this book for these two chapters alone. In Chapter 9 the authors in just a few pages develop a simple but quantitative theory of alpha decay which is easy to follow and relates halflife (or decay constant) to alphaparticle energy with no adjustable parameters.They then compare their result to experiment and show agreement over 24 orders of magnitude of halflife.This example wonderfully illustrates the power of simple, clear reasoning to achieve a widely applicable result.Fantastic job! I own three or four introductory quantum mechanics texts, but this is the one I turn to first. ... Read more Isbn: 0393091066 
$44.05 
Visual Complex Analysis by Tristan Needham Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 June, 2000) list price: $69.50  our price: $69.50 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (24)
Exceptionally pretty complex analysis book
essential
Lots of material, great pictures but too chatty Isbn: 0198534469 
$69.50 
Cauchy and the Creation of Complex Function Theory by Frank Smithies Average Customer Review: Hardcover (20 November, 1997) list price: $75.00  our price: $75.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (1)
Great piece of Mathematical History! Smithies brings many of the quaint, yet pertinent pieces that comprise the rich field called Complex Variables together into a mathematical jigsaw. I for one was fascinated to see the link between the CR Equations and Green's Theorem. Using copious examples, directly from Cauchy's published as well as unpublished notes, Smithies enlightens the reader of the genius of Cauchy. To the reader versed in modern representation of Complex Variable theory, Smithies insistence on sticking to Cauchy's formulation of complex functions in real terms and then using his method of separation may seem laborious at first, but it rewards the reader by giving deep insight into Cauchy's thought processes. The book covers a wide field of Complex Variables from the formulation of Cauchy's Theorem, Cauchy's Integral Formula, the Residue Theorem and Integrals between imaginary limits. Remarkable though his work was, the book shows the almost insular nature of Cauchy  by sometimes never publishing his results and being either unaware or disdainful of other results, e.g. d':Alembert, Gauss, Euler, etc. A good book to read as an accompaniment to a standard text on Complex Variables (e.g. Ablowitz and Fokas). Rich in Mathematics and History and highly recommended! ... Read more Isbn: 052159278X 
$75.00 
Relativity : The Special and the General Theory by ALBERT EINSTEIN Average Customer Review: Paperback (06 June, 1995) list price: $7.00  our price: $7.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more complex than highschool algebra). Einstein's book is not casual reading, but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics, Relativity will prove a stimulating read. ... Read more Reviews (61)
A Good Compilation of early 20th century Physics
historically good, but not the best introduction available
Required Reading Isbn: 0517884410 
$7.00 
Electromagnetism, 2E by I. S.Grant, W. R.Phillips Average Customer Review: Paperback (January, 1991) list price: $60.00  our price: $101.44 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (3)
Readable, Enjoyable! Like Physics ought to be! Starting with no more than a sound understanding of sixth form (high school) Mathematics and Physics, the authors proceed to underpin elementary concepts of electrostatics, simple circuits, and magnetism with the rigour and completeness demanded at University level. New mathematical ideas are introduced gently (so naturally, in fact, that the reader does not feel that (s)he is being asked to learn some new things!) and blended into the key Physical concepts. The book accelerates through a whole lot of material and tacitly introduces the reader to Maxwell's Equations without calling them so. Only after all of the core physical concepts  Dielectrics, Steady Currents and Magnetic Fields, Ferromagnetism, Electromagnetism/Induction  have been covered, do the authors venture to integrate the mathematics into Maxwell's equations. This emphasis on the Physics (with the Mathematics working merely as a tool) works really well and is central to the readability of this book. The latter chapters explore Transmission Lines, Electromagnetic Waves (which the mathematically inclined texts like to boast about as solutions of Maxwell's Equations), and the beginnings of Relativistic Electrodynamics. All in all, an excellent, enjoyable book  highly recommended! Makes Physics fun! Lastly, I might add that I was one of the "guinea pigs" at Manchester who benefited directly from the materials in this book and others in the Manchester Physics Series.
Excellent, Readable! Like Physics ought to be! Starting with no more than a sound understanding of sixth form (high school) Mathematics and Physics, the authors proceed to underpin elementary concepts of electrostatics, simple circuits, and magnetism with the rigour and completeness demanded at University level. New mathematical ideas are introduced gently (so naturally, in fact, that the reader does not feel that (s)he is being asked to learn some new things!) and blended into the key Physical concepts. The book accelerates through a whole lot of material and tacitly introduces the reader to Maxwell's Equations without calling them so. Only after all of the core physical concepts  Dielectrics, Steady Currents and Magnetic Fields, Ferromagnetism, Electromagnetism/Induction  have been covered, do the authors venture to integrate the mathematics into Maxwell's equations. This emphasis on the Physics (with the Mathematics working merely as a tool) works really well and is central to the readability of this book. The latter chapters explore Transmission Lines, Electromagnetic Waves (which the mathematically inclined texts like to boast about as solutions of Maxwell's Equations), and the beginnings of Relativistic Electrodynamics. All in all, an excellent, enjoyable book  highly recommended! Makes Physics fun! Lastly, I might add that I was one of the "guinea pigs" at Manchester who benefited directly from the materials in this book and others in the Manchester Physics Series.
Excelent Introductory Text Isbn: 0471927120 
$101.44 
Nature Growth Modern by Kramer Average Customer Review: Hardcover (June, 1970) list price: $24.95 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (5)
A great history book! The most pleasing feature about this book is that it is a fine balance between the mathematical ideas and the lives of the mathematicians. Best of all, it paints a sympathetic history of the times in which the discoveries were made. The use of anecdotes and "little" events in the lives of the men and women really brings to life both the subjects and their work. Although my particular favourite sections are on the achievements of Euler, Gauss, Lagrange, d'Alambert, Ricci, Levi Civita, and Riemann, the book is truly an expansive landscape  there is coverage of virtually all the greats from the 16th century onwards. There are numerous examples from which to learn the basics of the mathematics. For instance, the sections on the history of the calculus are interwoven with simple, yet lucid examples. Equally, the more complex ideas like integral equations and partial differential equations are illustrated by examples drawn from the physical world. All this makes the book worthwhile  it DOES NOT skirt over the Mathematics, but rather, makes an active attempt at imparting knowledge and understanding. This makes the book ideal for both the Maths specialist who is interested in history and for the generalist seeking a broad understanding without being daunted by the Maths. Kramer has done a marvellous job in meeting this tough challenge. If this book has one failing, it is the way it skims over mathematical contributions from nonwestern societies, but it balances this somewhat by not overplaying the "Greek card". Some books do go on about Euclid as if he was the Newton of the ancients! Having said this, it can be excused since the book is quite old and much new knowledge has been gained on contributions from India and China in the last couple of decades. The interested reader may also wish to look up George Joseph's book, "The flight of the Peacock" for this. An ideal book for both history and mathematics. I have had my copy for 20 years and it keeps my interest, still. Thoroughly recommended!
Thirty Years and Still the Best There is a great deal of power in the present era from being ableto recognize the appropriate techniques from a more wide knowledge base, attimes, yes, to synthesize two or more techniques to solve a potent problemor develop an application. Edna Kramers book gave me a great deal, and itis written in a way that could assist people in all occupations and withall interests. It is a fascinating and at times awe inspring overview ofmath.
The best of the Math History books Isbn: 0801553342 
A First Course in Mathematical Analysis by J. C. Burkill Average Customer Review: Paperback (14 December, 1978) list price: $26.99  our price: $26.99 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (1)
A good little "bridge" from School Maths into University The recipe is simple: keep it short, keep it sweet, keep it simple! Mr Burkill has produced a fine little book that gently guides the new student embarking on a specialism in Maths. The author has struck a good balance between the problem solving so familiar at school and introducing the rigour of Mathematical Analysis. Familiar concepts like differentiation and integration are brought into play right after a quick refresher on numbers and then introducing the notion of limit within the framework of sequences. The deltaepsilon construct is used to great effect to give meaning to the ideas of convergence of sequences and the continuity of functions. These then lead naturally to the Differential calculus where previously learnt ideas like the rules of differentiation are placed in a rigorous setting and interesting elementary analytical results such as the Mean Value Theorem and Taylor's theorem are discussed. The chapter on Infinite series together with the elementary rules for testing for convergence is followed by a chapter on the special functions of analysis as defined in terms of series  e.g. exp, log, sin, cos, etc. The chapter on the Integral Calculus makes a natural next step utilising the ideas of an integral as a limit and of infinite series. Specific techniques such as the integral to infinity and approximation methods are placed on a rigorous footing. The final chapter introduces functions of several variables. The book has lots of worked examples within the text, which aid understanding of new material. As a bonus, there are also several end of section with notes/hints at the end of the book. Overall, this is a gentle introduction to Analysis and will help anyone who is overawed by the subject on first encounter. ... Read more Isbn: 0521294681 
$26.99 
A History of Mathematics: An Introduction (2nd Edition) by Victor J. Katz Average Customer Review: Hardcover (24 February, 1998) list price: $111.40  our price: $111.40 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (4)
a good history book, a bad mathematics book
a brief opinion
A super reference! Its overriding feature is that it is a TEXTBOOK  one that can be used for systematic study of the subject. Though tilted in favour of the mathematically inclined reader, the author has managed to connect the Maths to the History. The book has numerous topical exercises, sidebars and focus essays, which makes the subject easily accessible to the student. Yet, the structure and presentation are such that they also allow the book to be used simply as a reference or one that can be read purely for interest. Each chapter is followed by Exercises to assist the student to assess their learning and copious references that can be followed up for more details. As with most good books of this genre, Mathematical developments from the last four centuries or so are most comprehensively presented. All the material is here: the "tussle" between Algebra and Geometry, the formal beginnings of the Calculus, the growth of Analysis, the development of new Mathematical techniques to tackle problems in Physics, and Probability mathematics. The book places these developments within the sociopolitical context. Each chapter and main section starts with a preamble setting out the environment, the stimuli for the mathematical development to be discussed, etc. So, important events like the Renaissance, the French Revolution, etc. are discussed. In this regard, the use of Biography boxes for the main characters in the story of Mathematics helps to render the book more accessible to readers who may not be Mathematical. For instance, the chapter on Differential Equations would be inaccessible to the nonMathematical reader were it not for such boxes retelling the lives and times of people like Bernoulli, Euler, Lagrange, and Laplace. The early chapters deal with Babylonian and Greek developments, the latter with well presented biographies of Aristotle, Plato, and Euclid, among others. The chapters on the mathematics of the Arabs is well balanced, whilst that on India and China is possibly the best I have seen in a "mainstream" work of this type. Where other authors like Morris Kline have almost totally ignored the contributions of these cultures to the subject, Katz has done a fine job. To note a couple of examples: (1) India as the rightful source of the decimal place value system; Overall, a very good book that, like Edna Kramer's work, adds to the accessibility of a stimulating subject that is at the heart of the intellectual development of mankind. ... Read more Isbn: 0321016181 
$111.40 
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