Handbook Of Contemporary Acoustics And Its Applications

Physics

Handbook Of Contemporary Acoustics And Its Applications
Twenty-First Century Quantum Mechanics: Hilbert Space to Quantum Computers : Mathematical Methods and Conceptual Foundations (UNITEXT for Physics) by Guido Fano
Martin J. Richardson and John D. Wiltshire, “The Hologram: Principles and Techniques”
Michel Borel and Georges Vénizélos, “Movement Equations 3: Dynamics and Fundamental Principle”
Hadamard States from Light-like Hypersurfaces (SpringerBriefs in Mathematical Physics) by Claudio Dappiaggi

Handbook Of Contemporary Acoustics And Its Applications

World Scientific | English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 9814651273 | 468 pages | PDF | 13.15 mb

by Jun-ru Wu (Author)
Modern acoustics has blossomed rapidly in the past decades. Beginning as a branch off from the classical physics, modern acoustics has become an interdisciplinary science that has exceeded the boundaries of its origins. As a result, the demand for graduate students, professionals and specialists who need to master the knowledge of acoustics is growing quickly. The primary goal of this publication is to meet this urgent need by providing an updated, comprehensive reference book that educates readers on both fundamental concepts as well as their broader applications in the fast-moving technological world. The Handbook of Contemporary Acoustics and Its Applications systematically covers the theoretical principle and analytical methodology of generation, propagation and reception of acoustic waves in an ideal (inviscid) and non-ideal fluid media. The topics include the transduction, radiation, scattering, diffraction and reception of the acoustic wave. It also discusses the acoustic field in a duct/pipe, waveguide and cavity, the wave propagation in the multi-layers, nonlinear finite amplitude wave propagation and the mechanisms of physical and biological effects and their broad modern applications such as sonoporation, targeted drug delivery, acoustic tweezers, noninvasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery, as well as sonoluminscence. Readers are also provided with the fundamental mathematic background and relevant references necessary for their creative inventions and applications.This handbook is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as specialists working in relevant fields, and may be used as a textbook in courses covering acoustics.

Twenty-First Century Quantum Mechanics: Hilbert Space to Quantum Computers : Mathematical Methods and Conceptual Foundations (UNITEXT for Physics) by Guido Fano

English | 16 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319587315 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 5.9 MB

This book is designed to make accessible to nonspecialists the still evolving concepts of quantum mechanics and the terminology in which these are expressed. The opening chapters summarize elementary concepts of twentieth century quantum mechanics and describe the mathematical methods employed in the field, with clear explanation of, for example, Hilbert space, complex variables, complex vector spaces and Dirac notation, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. After detailed discussion of the Schrödinger equation, subsequent chapters focus on isotropic vectors, used to construct spinors, and on conceptual problems associated with measurement, superposition, and decoherence in quantum systems. Here, due attention is paid to Bell’s inequality and the possible existence of hidden variables. Finally, progression toward quantum computation is examined in detail: if quantum computers can be made practicable, enormous enhancements in computing power, artificial intelligence, and secure communication will result. This book will be of interest to a wide readership seeking to understand modern quantum mechanics and its potential applications.

Martin J. Richardson and John D. Wiltshire, “The Hologram: Principles and Techniques”

English | ISBN: 1119088909 | 2017 | 336 pages | PDF | 8 MB

The practical and comprehensive guide to the creation and application of holograms
Written by Martin Richardson (an acclaimed leader and pioneer in the field) and John Wiltshire, The Hologram: Principles and Techniques is an important book that explores the various types of hologram in their multiple forms and explains how to create and apply the technology. The authors offer an insightful overview of the currently available recording materials, chemical formulas, and laser technology that includes the history of phase imaging and laser science. Accessible and comprehensive, the text contains a step–by–step guide to the production of holograms. In addition, The Hologram outlines the most common problems encountered in producing satisfactory images in the laboratory, as well as dealing with the wide range of optical and chemical techniques used in commercial holography.
The Hologram is a well–designed instructive tool, involving three distinct disciplines: physics, chemistry, and graphic arts. This vital resource offers a guide to the development and understanding of the recording of materials, optics and processing chemistry in holography and:
Discusses the pros and cons of the currently available recording materials
Provides tutorials on the types of lasers required and optical systems, as well as diffraction theory and wave front reconstruction
Details the chemical formulations for processing techniques
Researchers and technicians working in academia and those employed in commercial laboratories on the production of holograms as well as students of the sciences will find The Hologram to be a comprehensive and effective resource.

Michel Borel and Georges Vénizélos, “Movement Equations 3: Dynamics and Fundamental Principle”

English | ISBN: 1786300346 | 2017 | 188 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This volume is the focal point of the work undertaken in the previous volumes of this set of books: the statement of the fundamental principle of the dynamics whose implementation, according to two paths whose choice depends on the problem to be treated, leads to equations of motion.
In order to achieve this, it is treated first of all in the context of solids in their environment, as a prerequisite for the formulation of the fundamental principle. Then, in addition to its use in some exercises, the approach is illustrated by three particular cases.
The first is an example where it is developed end–to–end and addresses the two approaches that lead to the equations of motion. The two other examples deal with two classical but important subjects, the movement of the Earth according to the hypotheses that can be stated about it, and Foucault s pendulum.

Hadamard States from Light-like Hypersurfaces (SpringerBriefs in Mathematical Physics) by Claudio Dappiaggi

English | 19 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 3319643428 | 106 Pages | PDF | 1.94 MB

This book provides a rather self-contained survey of the construction of Hadamard states for scalar field theories in a large class of notable spacetimes, possessing a (conformal) light-like boundary. The first two sections focus on explaining a few introductory aspects of this topic and on providing the relevant geometric background material. The notions of asymptotically flat spacetimes and of expanding universes with a cosmological horizon are analysed in detail, devoting special attention to the characterization of asymptotic symmetries. In the central part of the book, the quantization of a real scalar field theory on such class of backgrounds is discussed within the framework of algebraic quantum field theory. Subsequently it is explained how it is possible to encode the information of the observables of the theory in a second, ancillary counterpart, which is built directly on the conformal (null) boundary.
This procedure, dubbed bulk-to-boundary correspondence, has the net advantage of allowing the identification of a distinguished state for the theory on the boundary, which admits a counterpart in the bulk spacetime which is automatically of Hadamard form. In the last part of the book, some applications of these states are discussed, in particular the construction of the algebra of Wick polynomials. This book is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at a readership with interest in the mathematical formulation of quantum field theory on curved backgrounds.