Statistical Mechanics is an integral part of theoretical physics, and this book aims at presenting the fundamentals of statistical mechanics in a clear and concise manner. The book begins with a clear exposition of classical as well as quantal equilibrium statistical mechanics. Then it moves on to give insights into the Gibbs canonical distribution, the grand canonical distribution, ideal Bose gas, ideal fermi gas, and imperfect gases. The text also delves into certain topics of special interest, such as phase-transitions, Ising model, and liquid Helium. The book concludes with a discussion of some selected topics of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Primarily intended as a text for postgraduate students of physics, it would also prove useful for students at the undergraduate level.
Quantum Mechanics has wide applications in experimental physics and theoretical physics, and this book aims at presenting the fundamentals of quantum mechanics in a clear and concise manner. Primarily intended as a textbook for the postgraduate students of physics, it provides a discussion of the physical concepts to introduce the readers to quantum mechanics. The text begins with the formulation of Schrödinger wave mechanics. Then it moves on to give insights into Heisenberg matrix formulation, Dirac notations, Pauli theory of spin and semi-classical theory of radiation. It concludes with the relativistic theory of a single particle and elements of second quantisation including the interaction of radiation with matter. Key Features Comprehensive and lucid discussion on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Chapter-end exercises enable to test the conceptual understanding and analytical skills of the students.
This book is written for the student who wishes to learn not only the concepts of computer graphics but also its meaningful implementation. It is a comprehensive text on Computer Graphics and is appropriate for an introductory course in the subject.
This volume is based on the proceedings of the 28th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future. This book specially focuses on the positive changes made in the field of robotics, CAD/CAM and future outlook for emerging manufacturing units. Some of the important topics discussed in the conference are product development and sustainability, modeling and simulation, automation, robotics and handling systems, supply chain management and logistics, advanced manufacturing processes, human aspects in engineering activities, emerging scenarios in engineering education and training. The contents of this set of proceedings will prove useful to both researchers and practitioners.
Dykes signify crustal extension and are important indicators of crustal stabilisation events, supercontinental assembly and dispersal, crust-mantle interaction and play a significant role in the delineation of crustal provinces as well as in deciphering crustal evolution events. The Indian Peninsular Shield is an amalgamation of cratons, mobile belts, several Proterozoic Purana' sedimentary basins, Phanerozoic rift valleys, the Deccan volcanic province and Himalayan mountain belt. A variety of dyke rocks of different ages (Precambrian to Tertiary) are well exposed in all these distinct geological domains. Whilst the earlier studies on Indian dykes were largely of descriptive nature, the subsequent ones have been mostly sporadic and as such very few compilations exist. The principal purpose of this volume on "Indian Dykes" is to provide state-of-the-art information on the geochemistry, geophysics and geochronology (G3) of the dyke rocks of India in space and time.
Designed to make it easy to find, understand and use cutting edge techniques in parametric and feature based CAD/CAM. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of all topics related to features--from fundamental concepts to applications. They include numerous specific techniques, algorithms, data structures plus a program code which implementers will find useful. Reviews basic principles of CAD/CAM such as curve, surface and solid modeling. Explains how to automate geometric reasoning related to design, product performance evaluation, manufacturability and inspection.
The book is written in simple lucid language and easy to understand style. * Subject matter has been fully revised in such a way that makes the scientific concepts clear and understandeable. * This edition comprises new and freshly added illustrations so that the reader may not have to refer books on cell biology. * Meets well the curricula requirements of undergraduate students of Indian Universities.
This book covers the theory and mathematics needed to understand the concepts in control system design. Chapter 1 deals with compensation network design. Nonlinear control systems, including phase-plane analysis and the Delta method are presented in chapter 2. The analysis and design aspects based on the state variable approach are presented in Chapter 3. The discrete time control systems form the basis for the study of digital control systems in Chapter 4, covering the frequency response, root locus analysis, and stability considerations for discrete-time control systems. The stability analysis based on the Lyapunov method is given in chapter 5. The appendices include two US government articles on industrial control systems (NIST) and the control system design for a solar energy storage system (U.S. Dept. of Energy). Concepts in the text are supported by numerical examples. Features: • Covers the theory and mathematics needed to understand the concepts in control system design • Includes two U.S. government articles on industrial control systems (NIST) and the control system design for a solar energy storage system (U.S. Department of Energy)