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Radioactivity

Claudio Tuniz.

July 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 176 pages.

Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction explains radioactivity and discusses its fundamental role in nature. Radioactivity remains misunderstood and feared perhaps because nuclear...

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Nothing

Frank Close.

June 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 176 pages.

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive Void: from Aristotle, who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, via the theories of Newton and...

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Magnetism

Stephen J. Blundell.

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 160 pages.

Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction explains the mysteries and importance of magnetism. For centuries magnetism has been used for various exploits: as a great healer, a navigation aid...

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Chaos

Leonard Smith.

February 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 200 pages.

Chaos: A Very Short Introduction shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. It uses accessible maths and physics (replacing complex equations with simple examples...

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Superconductivity

Stephen J. Blundell.

May 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 168 pages.

Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction offers a brief account of the history, significance and theories of superconductivity. Discovered by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in...

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Granites

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez.

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 352 pages.

Granites are emblematic rocks developed from a magma that crystallized in the Earth’s crust. They ultimately outcrop at the surface worldwide. This book, translated and updated from the...

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Models of Cellular Regulation

Baltazar Aguda, Avner Friedman and Visiting Associate Professor, The Ohio State University.

July 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 194 pages.

The human genome of three billion letters has been sequenced. So have the genomes of thousands of other organisms. With unprecedented resolution, modern technologies are allowing us to peek...

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Advanced Data Assimilation for Geosciences

Edited by Éric Blayo, Marc Bocquet, Emmanuel Cosme and Leticia F. Cugliandolo.

October 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 608 pages.

This book gathers notes from lectures and seminars given during a three-week school on theoretical and applied data assimilation held in Les Houches in 2012. Data assimilation aims at...

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From Molecules to Living Organisms: An Interplay Between Biology and Physics

Edited by Eva Pebay-Peyroula, Hugues Nury, François Parcy, Rob W. H. Ruigrok, Christine Ziegler and Leticia F. Cugliandolo.

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 464 pages.

The aim of this book is to provide new ideas for studying living matter by a simultaneous understanding of behavior from molecules to the cell, to the whole organism in the light of...

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First Steps in Random Walks

J. Klafter and I. M. Sokolov.

August 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physics. 160 pages.

The name “random walk” for a problem of a displacement of a point in a sequence of independent random steps was coined by Karl Pearson in 1905 in a question posed to readers of “Nature”....

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