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String Theory Demystified

David McMahon
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional

Pub Date: January 2008


ISBN: 9780071498708
Format: SOFT BACK
UK Price: 12.99 - Euro Price: 17.50
SA$ Price: 21.95
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering
Pages: 350 - Illustrations: 100

Description

String theory is an emerging model of physics that can, in principle, explain all of
the particles and fundamental forces of nature by modelling them as vibrations of
tiny supersymmetric strings.

Key Features

• Using the proven Demystified format, this book elucidates the highly
mathematical and complex topic of string theory.
• Covering key topics such as particle physics, quantum field theory,
D-brane physics and different types of strings.
• You will learn the mathematical tools necessary to truly decipher string
theory.

Market

An ideal resource for physicists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists


and students.

Table of Contents

Ch 1: The Standard Model of Particle Physics


Ch 2: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics
Ch 3: Quantum Field Theory: A Crash Course
Ch 4: Path Integration Definition and Overview
Ch 5: A String Theory Overview
Ch 6: Group Theory
Ch 7: Special Relativity in Multiple Dimensions
Ch 8: Relativistic Strings
Ch 9: World Sheets
Ch 10: Open Strings
Ch 11: Closed Strings
Ch 12: Large Extra Dimensions
Ch 13: D-Brane Physics
Ch 14: Black Holes
Ch 15: Conformal Field Theory
Ch 16: The Polyakov Path Integral
Ch 17: T-Duality
Ch 18: Loop Amplitudes
Ch 19: Dark Energy and Cosmology
Ch 20: AdS/CFT Correspondence

Author Biography

David McMahon has advanced degrees in physics and applied mathematics. He


works as a researcher in the National Laboratories on nuclear energy.

Competition

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the Quest for the Ultimate Theory 1/e - Greene - Other Publisher
9780679454434 - The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the
Universe 1/e - Penrose – Knopf
9780521831437 - A First Course in String Theory 1/e - Zwiebach - Cambridge
University Press
9780316155793 - The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and Illusion of Intelligent
Design 1/e - Susskind - Little, Brown & Company
9780521672276 - String Theory 1/e - Polchinski - Cambridge University Press
9781860944277 - An Introduction to String Theory and D-Brane Dynamics 1/e -
Szabo - Other Publisher

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Building Information Modeling: Planning and
Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and
Simulations
Willem Kymmell
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional

Pub Date: January 2008


ISBN: 9780071494533
Format: HARD BACK + CD
UK Price: 45.99 - Euro Price: 68.05
SA$ Price: 79.95
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering
Pages: 416 - Illustrations: 250

Description

In-depth information on BIM techniques and tools being used by major


construction companies.

This is the first in-depth explanation of Building Information Modeling concepts,


tools and techniques as applied to both new and retrofit construction projects. By
using this combination of 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 4D animations,
you can dramatically improve communication, coordination and planning of
construction projects while reducing risks and costs.

Key Features

• The automotive and aerospace industries have used information modelling


techniques for years and now major construction companies are
embracing BIM.
• CD-ROM includes software evaluations, links, case studies, exercises and
more.

Market

Architects, construction managers, contractors and civil engineers.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to BIM


Chapter 2: Simulations
Chapter 3: Tools
Chapter 4: Construction Management Education
Chapter 5: Case Studies

Author Biography

Willem Kymmell is an architect with more than 30 years experience and an


Associate Professor of Construction Management at California State University
(Chico), where he teaches architectural design, CAD 3D modelling and
construction documentation, construction documents analysis, specifications,
building codes analysis and architectural history. His private practice services
include residential commissions, consultations and virtual building software
training.

Competition

9780415321228 - Advanced Building Simulation 1/e - Malkawi - Routledge


9780471998495 - Integrated Practice in Architecture: Mastering Design-Build,
Fast-Track and Building Information Modeling 1/e - Elvin - John Wiley & Sons
9781585032938 - Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit Building 9 1/e - Stine
- Other Publisher

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Switching Power Supply Design 3/e
Abraham I. Pressman, Keith Billings
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional

Pub Date: January 2008


ISBN: 9780071482721
Previous: 9780070522367
Format: HARD BACK
UK Price: 56.99 - Euro Price: 85.70
SA$ Price: 99.95
Subject Area: Electrical and Electronic
Engineering
Pages: 744 - Illustrations: 200

Description

Fully updated to reflect the latest technologies and materials.

This bestselling tutorial shows you how to design state-of-the-art power supply
systems for any type of computer or electronic device.

Key Features

• New to this edition: fully updated to cover the latest developments in


technology, materials and components.
• The leading book on the subject for the past 25 years.

Market

Design engineers, power electronics engineers, technicians and any engineers


involved in power supply design analysis, review and testing.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fundamental Switching Regulators


Chapter 2: Push-Pull and Forward Convert Topologies
Chapter 3: Half- and Full-Bridge Convert Topologies
Chapter 4: Flyback Converter Topologies
Chapter 5: Current-Mode and Current-Fed Topologies
Chapter 6: Misc. Topologies
Chapter 7: Transformer and Magnetics Design
Chapter 8: Bipolar Power Transistor Base Drives
Chapter 9: MOSFET Power Transistors and Input Drive Circuits
Chapter 10: Magnetic Amplifier Postregulators
Chapter 11: Turn-on, Turn-off Switching Losses and Snubbers
Chapter 12: Feedback-Loop Stabilization
Chapter 13: Resonant Converters
Chapter 14: Waveforms
Chapter 15: Power Factor, Power Factor Correction
Chapter 16: High-Frequency Power Sources for Fluorescent Lamps
Chapter 17: Low-Input-Voltage Regulators for Laptop Computers and Portable
Electronics
Chapter 18: Phase-Shifted Zero Voltage Transition Full Bridge Converter

Author Biography

Abraham Pressman was a nationally known power supply consultant whose


background ranged from army radar officer to four decades as an analog-digital
design engineer.

Keith Billings is a practicing engineer with more than 40 years experience in the
design of switching power equipment.

Competition

9780121370305 - Practical Switching Power Supply Design 1/e - Brown -


Academic Press

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High Performance Flip Chip Technologies
Daniel F. Baldwin
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional

Pub Date: January 2008


ISBN: 9780071468954
Format: HARD BACK
UK Price: 78.99 - Euro Price: 114.55
SA$ Price: 125.00
Subject Area: Electrical and Electronic
Engineering
Pages: 500

Description

Understand and utilize the latest flip chip technology.

High Performance Flip Chip Technologies fully covers the new low-cost flip chip
processes and material systems that make the manufacture of miniature
consumer electronic devices possible.

Key Features

• Flip chip technology is projected to grow forty percent annually over the
next five years.
• This is the first complete flip chip text to be published over the last ten
years.
• Covers the full range of electronic assembly, including design and
production.

Market

Electronic and mechanical engineers, electronic technicians and students.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Flip Chip Technology


Part 2: Advances in Flip Chip Process Technology
Part 3: Modeling and Analysis of Flip Chip Process Technology
Part 4: Thermal Analysis, Stress Analysis and Reliability Prediction
Author Biography

Daniel Baldwin, Ph.D. is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the


Georgia Institute of Technology where he heads the Low Cost Flip Chip Packaging
Research Centre.

Competition

9780412084317 - Microelectronics Packaging Handbook 1/e - Tummala - Kluwer


Academic Publishers
Architectural Forensics
Sam A.A. Kubba
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional

Pub Date: January 2008


ISBN: 9780071498425
Format: HARD BACK + CD
UK Price: 50.99 - Euro Price: 76.70
SA$ Price: 89.95
Subject Area: General
Pages: 576 - Illustrations: 300

Description

Perform the most thorough architectural forensic investigation.

Architectural Forensics clearly defines the roles, responsibilities and job-critical


tasks if you're conducting and reporting a professional architectural forensic
investigation. You will find comprehensive coverage of building defects and
failures, types of failure mechanisms, and essential tasks such as fieldwork, lab
testing, formulating opinions and providing expert testimony.

Key Features

• Includes CD-ROM with sample forms, checklists, templates and cost data.
• Unique in the fact that it is written from an architectural standpoint rather
than an engineering one.

Market

Architects, construction/project managers, contractors, property and real estate


managers, real estate developers and institutional lenders.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theory and Application


Part II: Building Systems – Design, Evaluation and the Forensic Architect
Part III: Building Systems and other Issues – Failures, Causes, Prevention and
Remediation
Part IV: The Forensic Consultant – Investigate Techniques, Litigation and the
Final Report
Part V: Business Development
Author Biography

Sam A.A. Kubba, PhD, (Herndon, VA) has more than 30 years experience in all
aspects of construction. He is an award-winning architect and has worked as a
general contractor, interior designer and property developer. His practice includes
projects in the U.S., U.K. and the Middle East. He has appeared on numerous TV
and radio talk shows including the BBC World Service and was featured in the
documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11. He is currently a consultant for the United
Nations Office for Project Services.

Competition

9780471348160 - Architectural Graphics Standards 10/e - Ramsey and Sleeper -


John Wiley & Sons
9780470399491 - Learning from Construction Failures: Applied Forensic
Engineering 1/e - Campbell - John Wiley & Sons
9780849374845 - Forensic Engineering 2/e - Carper - CRC Press

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