This volume is devoted to one of the fascinating things about stars: how they evolve as they age. This evolution is different for stars of different masses. How stars end their lives when their supply of energy is exhausted also depends on their masses. Interestingly, astronomers conjectured about the ultimate fate of the stars even before the details of their evolution became clear. Part I of this book gives an account of the remarkable predictions made during the 1920s and 1930s concerning the ultimate fate of stars. Since much of this development hinged on quantum physics that emerged...

This volume is devoted to one of the fascinating things about stars: how they evolve as they age. This evolution is different for stars of differen...

This book provides a chronological introduction to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology based on the reading and analysis of significant selections from classic texts, such as Ptolemy's The Almagest, Kepler's Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Shapley's Galaxies and Lemaitre's The Primeval Atom.

Each chapter begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the reader's attention on the author's methods, analysis, and conclusions. Numerical and observational...

This book provides a chronological introduction to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology based on the reading and analysis of significant selecti...

This book provides a chronological introduction to the science of motion and rest based on the reading and analysis of significant portions of Galileo's Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences, Pascal's Treatise on the Equilibrium of Fluids and the Weight of the Mass of Air, Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, and Einstein's Relativity.

Each chapter begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the reader's attention on the author's methods,...

This book provides a chronological introduction to the science of motion and rest based on the reading and analysis of significant portions of Gali...

In this introductory text, physics concepts are introduced as a means of understanding experimental observations, not as a sequential list of facts to be memorized. The book is structured around the key scientific discoveries that led to much of our current understanding of the universe. Numerous exercises are provided that utilize Mathematica software to help students explore how the language of mathematics is used to describe physical phenomena. Topics requiring quantum mechanics for a more complete explanation are identified but not pursued. In a departure from the traditional methodology...

In this introductory text, physics concepts are introduced as a means of understanding experimental observations, not as a sequential list of facts to...

This book presents the science of tensors in a didactic way. The various types and ranks of tensors and the physical basis is presented. Cartesian Tensors are needed for the description of directional phenomena in many branches of physics and for the characterization the anisotropy of material properties. The first sections of the book provide an introduction to the vector and tensor algebra and analysis, with applications to physics, at undergraduate level. Second rank tensors, in particular their symmetries, are discussed in detail. Differentiation and integration of fields, including...

This book presents the science of tensors in a didactic way. The various types and ranks of tensors and the physical basis is presented. Cartesian Ten...

This book is intended as an undergraduate textbook in electrodynamics at basic or advanced level. The objective is to attain a general understanding of the electrodynamic theory and its basic experiments and phenomena in order to form a foundation for further studies in the engineering sciences as well as in modern quantum physics.

The outline of the book is obtained from the following principles:

- Base the theory on the concept of force and mutual interaction

- Connect the theory to experiments and observations accessible to the student

- Treat the electric,...

This book is intended as an undergraduate textbook in electrodynamics at basic or advanced level. The objective is to attain a general understandin...

This book offers an up-to-date, compact presentation of basic topics in the physics of matter, from atoms to molecules to solids, including elements of statistical mechanics. The adiabatic separation of the motion of electrons and nuclei in matter and its spectroscopic implications are outlined for molecules and recalled regularly in the study of the dynamics of gases and solids. Numerous experiments are described and more than 160 figures give a clear visual impression of the main concepts. Sufficient detail of mathematical derivations is provided to enable students to follow easily. The...

This book offers an up-to-date, compact presentation of basic topics in the physics of matter, from atoms to molecules to solids, including elements o...

Geared toward undergraduates majoring in physics or astronomy, this textbook will accompany an undergraduate course on radio astronomy. Beginning with a basic motivation behind why conducting observations at radio frequencies is important, the text follows up with a review of essential physics concepts (corresponding to sophomore level physics it is assumed that the student has already completed two semesters of introductory calculus-based physics). Next, the author describes single dish telescopes with important quantities (such as system temperature, etc.) and provides a brief introduction...

Geared toward undergraduates majoring in physics or astronomy, this textbook will accompany an undergraduate course on radio astronomy. Beginning with...

This book covers a course of mathematics designed primarily for physics and engineering students. It includes all the essential material on mathematical methods, presented in a form accessible to physics students, avoiding precise mathematical jargon and proofs which are comprehensible only to mathematicians. Instead, all proofs are given in a form that is clear and convincing enough for a physicist. Examples, where appropriate, are given from physics contexts. Both solved and unsolved problems are provided in each section of the book.

Mathematics for Natural Scientists:...

This book covers a course of mathematics designed primarily for physics and engineering students. It includes all the essential material on mathema...