New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Higher Speculations : Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology / Helge Kragh.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2011.  QB981.K735 2011

Topology, Geometry and Gauge Fields : Foundations, 2nd ed / Gregory L. Naber.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QC20.7.T65N33 2011

University Physics : With Modern Physics, 13th ed / Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman.  Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2012.  QC21.3.Y68 2012

College Physics, 9th ed / Hugh D. Young.  Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2012.  QC23.2.Y68 2012

Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films, 5th ed / Hans Lüth.  Berlin: Springer, 2010.  QC173.4.S94L88X 2010

Nanophenomena at Surfaces : Fundamentals of Exotic Condensed Matter Properties / Michail Michailov, Editor.  Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.  QC173.4.S94M53X 2011

Relativity for the Questioning Mind / Daniel F. Styer.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins, 2011.  QC173.55.S79 2011

101 Quantum Questions : What You Need to Know about the World You Can’t See / Kenneth W. Ford.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2011.  QC174.13.F67 2011

Theory of Diffraction : Heuristic Approaches / Yury A. Kravtsov and Ning Yan Zhu.  Oxford, UK: Alpha Science, 2010.  QC415.K73X 2010

Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Materials : Processing and Properties / Lorena Pardo and Jesús Ricote, Editors.  Dordrecht: Springer, 2011.  QC596.5.P37X 2011

Introduction to the Physics of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors / Jacek Kossut and Jan A. Gaj, Editors.  Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.  QC611.8.M25I58X 2010

Spectral Methods in Surface Superconductivity / Søren Fournais and Bernard Helffer.  Boston: Birkhäuser, 2010.  QC611.92.F68X 2010

Plasma Physics : An Introduction to Laboratory, Space, and Fusion Plasmas / Alexander Piel.  Berlin: Springer, 2010.  QC718.P53X 2010

Elementary Scattering Theory : For X-ray and Neutron Users / D.S. Sivia.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2011.  QC793.5.N4628S58X 2011

The Development of Atmospheric General Circulation Models : Complexity, Synthesis and Computation / Edited by Leo Donner, Wayne Schubert and Richard Somerville.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2011.  QC880.4.A8D48 2011

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems : An Introduction to Biophysics / Thomas M. Nordlund.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QH505.N67 2011

Biophysical Regulation of Vascular Differentiation and Assembly / Sharon Gerecht, Editor.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QP106.6.B56X 2011



Carnegie Mellon Obtains Access to All SIAM e-books!

The University Libraries are very pleased to announce that access to the entire back file of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) e-books has been acquired.  This gives the campus access to a broad swath of applied mathematics books that will be of interest to a large part of the campus.  The subjects include:

Applied Geometry; Applied Mathematics Education; Applied Probability; Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, and Optics; Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemical Kinetics; Communication Theory; Computational Mathematics; Computer Sciences; Control and Systems Theory; Data Mining and Information Retrieval; Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory; Dynamical Systems; Economics and Finance; Electromagnetic Theory and Semiconductor and Circuit Analysis; Environmental Sciences; Fluid Mechanics; Functional Analysis; General Interest; Geophysical Sciences; Image Processing; Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory; Management Sciences and Operations Research; Materials Science; Math and Computation in Industrial Applications; Mathematical Physics; Mechanics of Solids; Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures; Numerical Analysis; Optimization Theory and Mathematical Programming; Ordinary Differential Equations; Partial Differential Equations; Real and Complex Analysis; Simulation and Modeling; Social Sciences; and Statistics

Arrangements are for unlimited use by the Carnegie Mellon community.  The e-books are hosted by the Scitation platform built by the American Institute of Physics which is familiar to the campus owing to hosting numerous science and engineering journals.  The e-books are divided into chapters that are offered in a high quality pdf format and can be used on campus or off-campus/wireless via the AnyConnect remote access tool.  Chapters can be printed or downloaded to e-readers and other mobile devices – they can be used on anything that will read a pdf file.  The e-books can be located in CAMEO – the online catalog at Carnegie Mellon or they can be browsed at:

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Introduction to Proof in Abstract Mathematics / Andrew Wohlgemuth.  Mineola, NY: Dover, 2011.  QA9.54.W64 2011


The Crest of the Peacock : Non-European Roots of Mathematics, 3rd ed / George Gheverghese Joseph.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton, 2011.  QA22.J67 2011

Hidden Harmonies : The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem / Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan.  New York: Bloomsbury, 2011.  QA460.P8K37 2011

Nonstandard Methods in Functional Analysis : Lectures and Notes / Siu-Ah Ng.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QA321.N47 2010

Hilbert Space Methods in Partial Differential Equations / Ralph E. Showalter.  Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010.  QA322.4.S56 2010

Exact Exponential Algorithms / Fedor V. Fomin and Dieter Kratsch.  Berlin: Springer, 2010.  QA342.F66X 2010

The Linear Ordering Problem : Exact and Heuristic Methods in Combinatorial Optimization / Rafael Martí and Gerhard Reinelt.  Berlin: Springer, 2011.  QA402.5.M378X 2011

Graphs, Surfaces and Homology, 3rd ed / Peter Giblin.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QA612.G5 2010

Geometry, Rigidity, and Group Actions / Edited by Benson Farb and David Fisher.  Chicago: University of Chicago, 2011.  QA613.G465 2011

Topology of Stratified Spaces / Greg Friedman, et al., Editors.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2011.  QA614.58.T67 2011

The Geometrical Language of Continuum Mechanics / Marcelo Epstein.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QA808.2.E67 2010

Wave Progagation in Fluids : Models and Numerical Techniques, 2nd ed / Vincent Guinot.  London : ISTE ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2010.  QA927.G85 2010

The Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, 2nd ed / Richard B. Hetnarski and Józef Ignaczak.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QA931.H57 2011






























PROLA Gets Freshened Up – Faster Downloads & Improved Navigation

APS Updates all Scanned Archival PDFs in our Physical Review Online

Ridge, NY, June 6, 2011 — The American Physical Society is pleased to
announced a refresh of all PDFs contained in the scanned portion of our
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA). APS was one of the first
publishers to put our entire backfile online, completing the scanning
process in May 2001. In those early days, APS opted to put our content
online quickly and in an inexpensive manner that would then allow us to
take advantage of any future improvements in technology. We have now
completed the next step by partnering with Aquaforest. Using their
Autobahn DX conversion software, we have efficiently reprocessed our
entire scanned archive of approximately 250,000 articles, further
compressing them and adding searchable text. Researchers will find these
enhanced PDFs faster to download and much more convenient to navigate
and read. APS is committed to ensuring the long-term availability and
usability of all of the information that we publish.
Contact: Mark Doyle, American Physical Society,,

New Physics Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Configurational Forces : Thermomechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Numerics / Gérard A. Maugin.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QA808.2.M379 2011

Exotic Nuclear Excitations / S.C. Pancholi.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QC1.S797 VOL. 242 2011

Computational Physics : Simulation of Classical and Quantum Systems / Philipp O.J. Scherer.  Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.  QC52.S34X 2010

Fundamentals and New Frontiers of Bose-Einstein Condensation / Masahito Ueda.  Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2010.  QC175.47.B65U43X 2010

Theory of Heat Transfer with Forced Convection Film Flows / Deyi Shang.  Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.  QC327.S53X 2011

Introduction to Optical Quantum Information Processing / Pieter Kok and Brendon W. Lovett.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2010.  QC446.2.K65 2010

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics / Warren Nagourney.  Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2010.  QC689.5.L35N34X 2010

New Math Books in the Engineering & Science Library

Discrete Mathematics / Swapan Kumar Chakraborty and Bikash Kanti Sarkar.  New Delhi: Oxford, 2011.  QA76.9.M35C53X 2011

Groups, Algebras and Applications / César Polcino Milies, Editor.   Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2009.  QA251.5.L38 2009

SuperCooperators : Altruism, Evolution and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed / Martin A. Nowak with Roger Highfield.  New York: Free Press, 2011.  QA269.N687 2011

Laws of Small Numbers : Extremes and Rare Events, 3rd ed. / Michael Falk, Jürg Hüsler, and Rolf-Dieter Reiss.  Basel: Birkhäuser, 2011.  QA273.6.F35 2011

Measure-Valued Branching Markov Processes / Zenghu Li.  Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.  QA274.76.M43X 2011

Inequalities : Theory of Majorization and Its Applications, 2nd ed. / Albert W. Marshall, Ingram Olkin, and Barry C. Arnold.  New York: Springer, 2011.  QA295.M42 2011

Topological Vector Spaces, 2nd ed. / Lawrence Narici and Edward Beckenstein.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QA322.N375 2011

Stochastic Distribution Control System Design : A Convex Optimization Approach / Lei Guo and Hong Wang.  London: Springer, 2010.  QA402.3.G86X 2010

Matrices and Graphs in Geometry / Miroslav Fiedler.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge, 2011.  QA447.F45 2011

Emerging Topics on Differential Geometry and Graph Theory / Lucas Bernard and Francois Roux, Editors.  New York: Nova, 2010.  QA641.E636 2010

Configurational Forces : Thermomechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Numerics / Gérard A. Maugin.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC, 2011.  QA808.2.M379 2011

Elasticity : Theory and Applications, 2nd ed, Revised & Updated / Adel S. Saada.  Fort Lauderdale, FL: J. Ross, 2009.  QA931.S2 2009