New Physics Books at the Engineering & Science Library

Evolution of Silicon Sensor Technology in Particle Physics / Frank Hartmann.  Berlin:  Springer, 2009.  QC1.S797 VOL. 231 2009

Generalized Collocation Methods : Solutions to Nonlinear Problems / Nicola Bellomo, et al.  Boston:  Birkhauser, 2008.  QC20.7.N6G46 2008

Forces in Physics : A Historical Perspective / Steven N. Shore.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008.  QC72.S46 2008

Stability and Wave Motion in Porous Media / Brian Straughan.  New York: Springer, 2008.  QC173.4.P67S77 2008

Concepts in Quantum Mechanics / Vishnu Swarup Mathur and Surendra Singh.  Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2009.  QC174.12.M3687 2009

Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics / V. Balakrishnan.  Boca Raton:  CRC, 2008.  QC174.86.N65B35X 2008

Thermodynamics : From Concepts to Applications, 2nd ed. / Arthur Shavit and Chaim Gutfinger.  Boca Raton:  CRC, 2009

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, 2nd ed. / W.J. Minkowycz, E.M. Sparrow, and J.Y. Murphy.  Hoboken:  John Wiley & Sons, 2006.  QC320.H235 2006

Electromagnetics, 2nd ed. / Edward J. Rothwell and Michael J. Cloud.  Boca Raton:  CRC, 2009.  QC670.R693 2009.

Focused Ion Beam Systems : Basics and Applications / Edited by Nan Yao.  Cambridge:  Cambridge, 2007.  QC702.7.B65.F63X 2007

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics / Edited by Peter W. Hawkes.  Amsterdam:  Elsevier, 2009.

The Science of Air : Concepts and Applications, 2nd ed. / Frank R. Spellman.  Boca Raton:  CRC, 2009.  QC861.3.S64 2009

New mathematics titles on the shelf @ E&S Library

Graph Theory and Interconnection Networks:

The Archimedes Codex-How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity’s Greatest Scientist:

Managing Mathematical Projects with Success:

A History of Mathematics: An Introduction (3rd edition):

Longitudinal Data Analysis–A Handbook of Modern Statistical Methods (Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods):

Models in Cooperative Game Theory:

Real Mathematical Analysis:

Calculus of One Variable:

Layer Potential Techniques in Spectral Analysis (Mathematical Surveys and Monographs):

Asymptotics and Borel Summability:

Mathematical Modelling with Case Studies:

Elliptic Theory and Noncommutative Geometry– Nonlocal Elliptic Operators:

Vibration in Continuous Media:

Lagrangian Fluid Dynamics:

New Math Books at the E&S Library

Optimal Urban Networks via Mass Transportation / Guiseppe Buttazzo et al.  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QA3.L28 NO. 1961

Lectures on Advances in Combinatorics / Rudolf Ahlswede and Vladimir Blinovsky.  Berlin: Springer, 2008.  QA164.A357X 2008

Applied Stochastic Modelling, 2nd ed. / Byron J.T. Morgan.  Boca Raton: CRC, 2009.  QA274.M67 2009

Statistical Analysis and Data Display : An Intermediate Course with Examples in S-Plus, R, and SAS / Richard M. Heiberger and Burt Holland.  New York: Springer Science + Business Media, 2004.  QA276.4.H445 2004

Introduction to Computational Mathematics / Xin-She Yang.  Singapore: World Scientific, 2008.  QA297.Y36 2008

An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations / Ravi P. Agarwal and Donal O’Regan.  New York: Springer, 2008.  QA372.A353 2008

Integrability / Edited by Alexander V. Mikhailov.  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QA401.I58X 2009

Adaptive Scalarization Methods in Multiobjective Optimization / Gabriele Eichfelder.  Berlin: Springer, 2008.  QA402.5.E33X 2008

New Physics Books at the E&S Library

Planet Mars : Story of Another World / François Forget, François  Costard, and Philippe Lognonné.  Chichester, UK:  Springer Praxis, 2008 (original French edition published in 2006).  QB641.F6713 2008

Mathematical Physics : Advanced Topics / S.D. Joglekar.  Hyderabad: Universities Press,  2007.  QC20.J64X 2007

Lecture Notes in Applied Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics / Luiz C. L. Botelho.  New Jersey:  World Scientific, 2008.  QC20.7.D5.B68X 2008

A Physicists Guide to MATHEMATICA® / Patrick T. Tam.  Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008.  QC20.7.E4T36 2008

Computer Solutions in Physics : With Applications in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Differential Equations, and Engineering / Steve VanWyk.  New Jersey: World Scientific, 2008.   QC52.V36 2008

The Lightness of Being : Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces.  New York: Basic Books, 2008.  QC171.2.W55X 2008

Entanglement and Decoherence : Foundations and Modern Trends / Edited by Andreas Buchleitner, Carlos Viviescas, and Markus Tiersch.  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QC174.12.E58X 2009

Advanced Quantum Mechanics, 4th ed. / Franz Schwabl.  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QC174.12.S38813 2009

Statistical Mechanics : An Introduction / Evelyn Guha.  Oxford: Alpha Science, 2008.  QC174.8.G843X 2008

Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases, 2nd ed. / C.J. Pethick and H. Smith.  Cambridge: Cambridge, 2008.  QC175.47.B65P48 2008

Grain Boundary Diffusion and Properties of Nanostructured Materials / Yu R. Kolobov, et al.  Cambridge: CISP, 2007.  QC176.8.D5G73X 2007

Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures / Edited by Carlo Lamberti.  Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008.  QC176.8.N35C43X 2008

Entropy Demystified : The Second Law Reduced to Plain Common Sense with Seven Simulated Games / Arieh Ben-Naim.  New Jersey: World Scientific, 2008.  QC318.E57B46 2008

Atomic and Nuclear Analytical Methods : XRF, Mössbauer, XPS, NAA and Ion-Beam Spectroscopic Techniques / H.R. Verma.  Berlin: Springer, 2007.  QC451.V47X 2007

Ferroelectric Crystals for Photonic Applications : Including Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Techniques / Edited by P. Ferraro, SGrilli, and P. De Natale.  Berlin: Springer, 2009.  QC596.5.F477X 2009

Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots : Synthesis, Assembly, Spectroscopy and Applications / Edited by Andrey L. Rogach.  Wien: Springer, 2008.  QC611.8.N33S456 2008

Perspectives on LHC Physics / Edited by Gordon Kane and Aaron Pierce.  New Jersey:  World Scientific, 2008.  QC787.P73P47 2008

Gauge Field Theories, 3rd Enlarged and Improved Edition / Paul H. Frampton.  Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2008.  QC793.3.F5F73 2008

Quantum Theory of High-Energy Ion-Atom Collisions / Dževad Belkić.  Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.  QC794.6.C6B45 2009

Talk on the INSPEC database : This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Science Abstracts!

Karen Berryman from the Institution of Engineering and Technology will be at Carnegie Melon University on Tuesday, March 17 from 10 AM to Noon to demonstrate the Inspec database available on Engineering Village.  Inspec is the premier database in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, computers and control, information technology and manufacturing and production engineering.  Karen will be discussing the scope and coverage of the Inspec database as well as the special features available on Engineering Village including saving and sharing searches, tagging, links to full text and Ask an Expert.

The training session will take place in the Posner Center Board Room followed by a reception in the Posner Center Reception Area.  Refreshments will be served.  Artifacts from the Posner Center Collection that are sure to delight attendees will be on display during the reception.

Please RSVP to Keri Garland at


NEWS – Crossfire Commander (Beilstein) Now Available

The Library now has Crossfire Commander (Beilstein).

CrossFire Commander is an integrated client/server application for searching the CrossFire Database Suite. Carnegie Mellon Libraries are providing access to CrossFire Beilstein as part the Commander package.

CrossFire Beilstein covers core organic chemistry journals from 1771-present and patent publications from 1869-1980. It provides all the organic chemistry information that chemists need to identify synthetic routes. Discovery scientists find physical substance data and can explore the pharmacological, ecological, and toxicological outcomes. Specific bioassay results, pharamacodynamic parameters, IogPs, toxicity values, and other important data types are all directly accessible.

This database is available on the public pc’s in all three libraries.

To find out more about this product go to:

— Diane Covington

Chemistry & Biology Librarian

Carnegie Mellon University Mellon Institute Library

4400 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-7384

Fax: 412-268-6945

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Basic Technical Mathematics with Calculus, 7th ed. / Allyn J. Washington.  Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2000.  QA37.2.W37 2000

The Probabilistic Method, 3rd ed. / Noga Alon and Joel H. Spencer.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008.  QA164.A46 2008

Special Matrices and Their Applications in Numerical Mathematics, 2nd ed. / Miroslav Fiedler.  Mineola, NY: Dover, 2008.  QA188.F5313 2008

Introduction to the Theory of Numbers / Harold N. Shapiro [republication of 1983 ed.].  Mineola, NY: Dover, 2008 (1983).  QA241.S445 2008

Universal Algebra, 2nd ed. / G. Grätzer.  NewYork: Springer, 2008.  QA251.G68 2008

A Second Course in Formal Languages and Automata Theory / Jeffrey Shallit.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2008.  QA267.3.S53 2009

Absolute Stability of Nonlinear Control Systems, 2nd ed. / Xiaxin Liao and Pei Yu.  [New York]: Springer Science, 2008.  QA402.35.L53 2008

Reimannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis, 5th ed. / Jürgen Jost.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2008.  QA649.J67 2008

All the best,