New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Understanding Fluid Flow / Grae Worster. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2009. QA911.W67X 2009

How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form? / Abraham Loeb.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2010.  QB806.L63X 2010

Exoplanet Atmospheres : Physical Processes / Sara Seager.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2010.  QB820.S43X 2010

Lectures on Advanced Mathematical Methods for Physicists / Sunil Mukhi and N. Mukunda.  Singapore: World Scientific, 2010.  QC20.L43X 2010

Schaum’s Outlines, Quantum Mechanics, 2nd ed / Yoav Peleg, et al.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.  QC174.12.S33X 2010

Optical Physics, 4th ed / Ariel Lipson, Stephen G. Lipson, and Henry Lipson.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2011.  QC395.2.L56 2011

Domains in Ferroic Crystals and Thin Films / Alexander K. Tagantsev, L. Eric Cross, and Jan Fousek.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QC596.5.T34X 2010

Exploring Fundamental Particles / Lincoln Wolfenstein and Joao P. Silva.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QC793.2.W65 2011

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 164 / San Diego: Elsevier Academic, 2010.  QC793.5.E62A3 VOL. 164 2010

Our Magnetic Earth : The Science of Geomagnetism / Ronald T. Merrill.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, 2010.  QC816.M474 2010

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry / Mark Gross.  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2011.  QA1.R33 NO. 114 2011

A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic, 3rd ed / Wolfgang Rautenberg. New York: Springer, 2010. QA9.R26513 2010

Combinatorics and Graphs (Contemporary Mathematics, 531) / Richard A. Bualdi, et al.  Providence, RI:  American Mathematical Society, 2010.  QA164.C66344 2010

Game Theory : A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy (Revised Edition) / Roger A. McCain.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QA269.M43X 2010

Probability : Theory and Examples, 4th ed / Rick Durrett.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QA273.D865 2010

Regression : Linear Models in Statistics / N.H. Bingham and John M. Fry.  London: Springer, 2010.  QA278.2.B56X 2010

Theoretical Statistics : Topics for a Core Course / Robert W. Keener.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QA276.K44X 2010

Distribution Theory and Applications / Abdellah El Kinani and Mohamed Oudadess.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QA324.K56X 2010

An Introduction to Complex Analysis and Geometry / John P. D’Angelo.  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2010.  QA331.7.D356 2010

Linearization Models for Complex Dynamical Systems : Topics in Univalent Functions, Functional Equations and Semigroup Theory / Mark Elin and David Shoikhet.  Basel:  Birkhauser, 2010.  QA614.8.E45X 2010

Understanding Fluid Flow / Grae Worster.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2009.  QA911.W67X 2009

ScienceCinema – Searchable Videos from the U.S. Department of Energy

This was an intriguing announcement that was released yesterday. Thanks to Tim Byrne of DOE OSTI for sending it my way:
Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539
February 8, 2011

ScienceCinema Gives You Searchable Videos from the
U.S. Department of Energy

Oak Ridge, TN – Scientific videos highlighting the most exciting research and development sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are now available through ScienceCinema. The multimedia search tool was launched today as part of a one-day workshop, “Multimedia and Visualization Innovations for Science,” jointly hosted by Microsoft and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), held in Redmond, Washington.

Jeffrey Salmon, Deputy Director for Resource Management with the DOE Office of Science, said, “Video, animation, visualization, and other forms of multimedia are now widely used to record, share, and collaborate in science. Because of the U.S. Department of Energy’s central role in science, we are also at the center of technology for collecting and disseminating this new media. ScienceCinema’s pioneering search and retrieval capability provides the public with a way to quickly access and view our multimedia-based R&D information.”

ScienceCinema uses innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research to allow users to quickly find video files produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other DOE research facilities. When users search for specific scientific words and phrases of interest to them, precise snippets of the video where the specific search term was spoken will appear along with a timeline. Users can then select a snippet or a segment along the timeline to begin playing the video at the exact point in the video where the words were spoken. The timeline is synced with transcripts of the targeted portion of video.

It is anticipated that scientific videos, animations, interactive visualizations, and other multimedia will become an increasingly prominent form of scientific communications. ScienceCinema was produced, in part, as a proof of concept to demonstrate the value of speech recognition in the complex vocabulary of science. While the launch of the video database will include an initial 1,000 hours of content, it will continue to grow as new DOE R&D-related videos are produced.

ScienceCinema was developed by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) in partnership with Microsoft Research. OSTI, within the Office of Science, is responsible for broadly disseminating and preserving the Energy Department’s scientific output. Microsoft Research provides the audio indexing technology for ScienceCinema as part of the Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS) project. MAVIS is a set of software components that use speech recognition technology to enable searching of digitized spoken content. More information about MAVIS and the technology can be viewed at the MAVIS project page.

Tim Byrne
DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge,TN 37831
Phone: 865-241-2358
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New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Dark Energy : Theory and Observations / Luca Amendola and Shinji Tsujikawa.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QB791.3.A44 2010

Infinitesimal Differences : Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries / Edited by Ursula Goldenbaum and Doughlas Jesseph.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008  QC5.56.I54X 2008

Advanced Modern Physics : Theoretical Foundations / John Dirk Walecka.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QC21.3.W35X 2010

Electrokinetically Driven Microfluidics and Nanofluidics / Hsueh-Chia Chang and Leslie Y. Yeo.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QC145.4.E45C48 2010

Optical Metamaterials : Fundamentals and Applications / Wenshan Cai and Vladimir Shalaev.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QC374.C35 2010

Biophysical Chemistry of Biointerfaces / Hiroyuki Ohshima.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.  QP517.S87O36 2010

Biophysics of DNA-Protein Interactions : From Single Molecules to Biological Systems / Mark C. Williams and L. James Maher, III, Editors.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QP624.75.P74B56X 2011

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

The Art of Proof : Basic Training for Deeper Mathematics / Matthias Beck and Ross Geoghegan.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QA9.54.B43X 2010

Mathematica® : A Problem-Centered Approach / Roozbeh Hazrat.  London, UK: Springer, 2010.  QA76.95.H39X 2010

Introduction to Combinatorics / W.D. Wallis and J.C. George.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QA164.W35 2011

Design Theory / Zhe-Xian Wan.  Beijing: Higher Education Press; [Hackensack], NJ: World Scientific, 2009.  QA166.25.W36 2009

Category Theory, 2nd ed / Steve Awodey.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2010.

Homological Algebra of Semimodules and Semicontramodules : Semi-infinite Homological Algebra of Associative Algebraic Structures / Leonid Positselski.  Basel : Birkhäuser, 2010.  QA169.P67 2010

Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, 3rd ed / David S. Watkins.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.  QA188.W38 2010

Dynamic Optimization and Differential Games / Terry L. Friesz.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QA272.F75X 2010

Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance / Eckhard Platen and Nicola Bruti-Liberati.  Berlin: Springer, 2010.  QA274.23.P43X 2010

Random Walk and the Heat Equation / Gregory F. Lawler.  Providence, RI:  American Mathematical Society, 2010.  QA274.73.L385 2010

Introduction to General and Generalized Linear Models / Henrik Madsen and Poul Thyregod.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC, 2011. 2011

Counterexamples in Calculus / Sergiy Klymchuk.  Washington, DC:  Mathematical Association of America, 2010.  QA303.2.K46X 2010

Advanced Calculus : A Geometric View / James J. Callahan.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QA303.3.C35X 2010

An Outline of Ergodic Theory / Steven Kalikow and Randall McCutcheon.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QA313.K35 2010

Complex Variables for Scientists and Engineers : An Introduction / Richard E. Norton.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2010.  QA331.7.N67X 2010

Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers / J.B. Doshi.  Oxford, UK: Alpha Science, 2010.  QA371.D67X 2010

A First Course in Differential Equations, 2nd ed / J. David Logan.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QA371.L63 2011

Glimpses of Soliton Theory : The Algebra and Geometry of Nonlinear PDEs / Alex Kasman.  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2010.  QA377.K367 2010

Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra / Dilip P. Patil and Uwe Storch.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QA564.P38X 2010

Modeling of Curves and Surfaces with MATLAB® / Vladimir Rovenski.  New York: Springer, 2010.  QA448.D38R69 2010

Infinitesimal Differences : Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries / Edited by Ursula Goldenbaum and Doughlas Jesseph.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008  QC5.56.I54X 2008