Physics is fundamental to all aspects of digital photography. This book works through the photographic imaging chain starting from the physics of image capture through to the conversion of the raw data into a viewable image. The author's aim is to show how knowledge of the underlying physics can be used by a photographer or imaging scientist to maximise the technical quality of the final image. With the increasing use of digital photography in a research environment scientists and engineers need to better understand the science behind digital photography to fully exploit this tool in their research. As well as an academic readership, this book will be of interest to professional and serious amateur photographers wanting a better understanding of the technical aspects of digital photography.
Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns; but can renewables deliver? This book reviews the basic technological options and global implementation, so as to convey the sense of excitement that abounds in this new area of technological development, but it also looks at the problems, including technological, policy issues, local environmental impacts and the need to deal with the variability of some renewable energy sources.
Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics discusses eighteen key questions in biological physics, each forming independent chapters that will, by presenting the research in terms of key, unsolved problems, encourage interest in the field. It also provides useful reading for undergraduate physical scientists considering a career in this area.
Practical Radiobiology for Proton Therapy Planning covers the principles, advantages and potential pitfalls that occur in proton therapy, especially its radiobiological modelling applications. This book is intended to educate, inform and to stimulate further research questions. Additionally, it will help proton therapy centres when designing new treatments or when unintended errors or delays occur. The clear descriptions of useful equations for high LET particle beam applications, worked examples of many important clinical situations, and discussion of how proton therapy may be optimized are all important features of the text. This important book blends the relevant physics, biology and medical aspects of this multidisciplinary subject.
Physics of Shock and Impact deals with the shock physics of solids with emphasis on impact applications that are brought about by intense energy stimulations. Comprising of two volumes this work covers physical, material, mechanical and thermodynamic fundamentals of shock physics. The various chapters also include a range of analytic solutions that address topics in the many applications involving shock physics. Volume 1, Fundamentals and Failure, provides an introduction to shocks and structured waves, before progressing to failure by fragmentation and shear localization in solids.
The embedding method is a powerful theoretical and computational technique that is relevant to a great many technologically and scientifically important problems. This general nature encompasses many important and topical problems in for example surface and interface electronic structure, adsorption, physics of nanostructures, molecular electronics, plasmonics and photonics, and it has become an important tool for researchers in these fields. More recently it has also been extended into the time domain. Supplemented with demonstration programmes, code and examples, this book provides a thorough review of the method and would be an accessible starting point for graduate students or researchers wishing to understand and use the method, or as a single reference source for those already familiar with the subject and applying it in their research.
In this book, author Gary Wysin provides an overview of model systems and their behaviour and effects, and is intended for advanced students and researchers in physics, chemistry and engineering interested in confined magnetics. It is also suitable as an auxiliary text in a class on magnetism or solid state physics. Previous physics knowledge is expected, along with some basic knowledge of...
In 1919, Nikola Tesla wrote several articles for the magazine "The Electrical Experimenter", a magazine for which he had previously written several articles. These new articles were autobiographical in nature, and have often been gathered together and published as his "autobiographical notes". This new edition has been re-edited, and illustrations which were not present in the original 1919...
Dr. Akasofu explains the solar-driven electromagnetic forces that produce the phenomenon, concisely sums up the state of auroral science today, and ponders aspects of the aurora still not understood. Secrets of the Aurora Borealis tracks the evolution of auroral research and presents peoples fearful and poetic reactions to the lights, as well as early northern explorers awe-inspired descriptions.
Recounts the developments of fundamental electrodynamics from Ampere's investigation of the forces between electric currents to Einstein's introduction of a doctrine of space and time. This book emphasizes on the diverse practices of electrodynamics and the interactions between the corresponding scientific traditions.
* Covers all key semiconductor devices with up-to-date information and easy-to-understand descriptions. Each chapter is presented in a logical manner enabling students to learn all important devices from a single source. * Covers historical developments of devices and technology in the last 100 years.
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