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by D P Sen Gupta (Indian Institute of Science, India), M H Engineer (JC Bose Institute, India) & V A Shepherd (University of New South Wales, Australia) The year 2008 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose who, at a relatively young age, established himself among the ranks of European scientists during the heyday of colonial rule in India. He was one of those great Indian scientists who helped to introduce western science into India. A physicist, a plant electrophysiologist and one of the first few biophysicists in the world, Sir J C Bose was easily 60 years ahead of his time and much of his research that was ignored during his lifetime is now entering the mainstream. As the inventor of millimeter waves and their generation, transmission and reception, and the first to make a solid state diode, he was the first scientist who convincingly demonstrated that plants possess a nervous system of their own and ―feel‖ pain. J C Bose later spent his life’s savings to set up the Institute which carries his name in Calcutta and Darjeeling. This book covers Bose’s life in colonial India, including the general patriotic environment that pervaded at the time and how he became one of the flag bearers of the Bengal Renaissance. It also examines the scientific achievements of this polymath and his contributions to physics and plant electrophysiology, while highlighting his philosophy of life. Contents: Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Man and His Time (D P Sen Gupta); The Millimeter Wave Researches of J C Bose (M H Engineer); Reflections on the Many-in-One: J C Bose and the Roots of Plant Neurobiology (V A Shepherd). Readership: General public. 180pp 978-981-4271-61-5 981-4271-61-6 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$45 £34 S$70

Co-Published with Indian Institute of Science


Intelligent Information Systems – Vol. 2

E-BUSINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Realities, Challenges and Outlook
by Jun Xu (Southern Cross University, Australia) & Mohammed Quaddus (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) Embarking on electronic business is a challenging task. There is also a lack of clear understanding and comprehensive analysis of various issues and domains of electronic business. This book offers a very comprehensive analysis of concepts, models and infrastructures of e-business. It also presents unique observations of current e-business practices for different organizations in different economies and provides insights on the future of current leading businesses on the net and the trends of e-business. The volume will be an effective and indispensible reference book for professionals who are interested in or dealing with e-business and businesses that are embarking on e-business. Contents: Overview of Current Status of E-Business: Overview-Part I: Foundation of EBusiness and E-Business Technologies (J Xu & M Quaddus); Overview-Part II: B2C, B2B and Other Types of E-Business (J Xu & M Quaddus); Studies of E-Business Issues and Challenges: Factors Influencing Online Auction Adoption: A China Study (M Quaddus & J Xu); Factors Influencing Online Advertising: A National Survey Among Small & Medium Enterprises in Australia (J Heiligtag et al.); E-Learning in Emerging Countries: Case Studies of Republic of Tunisia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (I B Dhaou & F Abdessemed); Consumers’ Adoption of Electronic Ticketing: An Application in the Air Travel Industry in Tunisia (A Allagui & M S B Mimoun); Success Factors of E-Tailing: A China Study (W-B Xuan et al.); A Framework for Business-to-Business ECommerce Evaluation Challenges and Critical Success Factors (C Lin & Y-A Huang); The Diffusion of Web 2.0 Platforms: The Problem of Oscillating Degrees of Utilization (T Kollmann et al.); Application of Wireless Technologies in Mobile Business (X-Z Gao); Theories and Factors Affecting Electronic Commerce Adoption in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A Review (S Al-Somali et al.); Factors of Commercial Website Success in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Indonesian Study (V Pujani et al.); E-Commerce Adoption in Small Enterprises: An Australian Study (J Hallal et al.); Outlook of E-Business: Future of EBusiness, Success Factors and E-Business Opportunities (J Xu & M Quaddus); Achieving Sustainable E-Business Success: Development and Application of a Model of E-Business Adoption, Success and Sustainable Success (J Xu & M Quaddus). Readership: Academics and professionals in e-business, innovation technology, international trade, entrepreneurship and decision sciences. Key Features • • • Distinguishes itself from other publications by its comprehensive analysis of the current status of electronic business, and future predictions Presents case studies, real-world applications, best practices, lessons-learned of electronic business Discuss challenges, critical issues and success factors of electronic business Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$64 £48 S$64

464pp 978-981-283-674-8 981-283-674-8


World Scientific Studies in International Economics – Vol. 9

by Robert M Stern (University of Michigan, USA) This book brings together a collection of papers that Robert M Stern and his co-authors have written in recent years. The collection addresses a variety of issues pertinent to the global trading system. One group of papers deals with globalization in terms of what the public needs to know about this phenomenon and the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO), whether some countries may be hurt by globalization, how global market integration relates to national sovereignty, and how and whether considerations of fairness are and should be dealt with in the global trading system and WTO negotiations. A second group of papers consists of analytical and computational modeling studies of multilateral, regional, and bilateral trading arrangements and negotiations from a global and national perspective for the United States and other major trading countries. The remaining papers include an empirical analysis of barriers to international services transactions and the consequences of liberalization, and issues of international trade and labor standards. Contents: Globalization: What the Public Should Know about Globalization and the World Trade Organization (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); Globalization’s Bystanders: Does Trade Liberalization Hurt Countries That Do Not Participate? (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); Global Market Integration and National Sovereignty (A G Brown & R M Stern); Concepts of Fairness in the Global Trading System (A G Brown & R M Stern); Analysis of Multilateral, Regional, and Bilateral Trading Arrangements: Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Preferential Trading Arrangements (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); An Overview of the Modeling of the Choices and Consequences of US Trade Policies (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); Issues of Manufactures Liberalization and Administered Protection in the Doha Round (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); An Assessment of the Economic Effects of the Menu of US Trade Policies (K Kiyota & R M Stern); Trade Diversion Under NAFTA (K Fukao et al.); Some Economic Effects of the Free Trade Agreement between Tunisia and the European Union (D K Brown et al.); A North American Free Trade Agreement: Analytical Issues and a Computational Assessment (D K Brown et al.); Computable General Equilibrium Estimates of the Gains from USCanadian Trade Liberalization (D K Brown & R M Stern); The Effects of the Tokyo Round on the Structure of Protection (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); Services Trade: Empirical Analysis of Barriers to International Services Transactions and the Consequences of Liberalization (A V Deardorff & R M Stern); International Trade and Labor Standards: Pros and Cons of Linking Trade and Labor Standards (D K Brown et al.); The Effects of Multinational Production on Wages and Working Conditions in Developing Countries (D K Brown et al.); US Trade and Other Policy Options and Programs to Deter Foreign Exploitation of Child Labor (D K Brown et al.); Labor Standards and International Trade (R M Stern). Readership: Upper-level undergraduates, post graduates, academics, researchers and policy-makers in international trade and finance. “Robert Stern is a world-class trade economist. This collection of his essays shows why. They range over several of the most important trade issues today, including labor standards, bilateral trade agreements versus multilateralism, and services trade. They uniquely combine scientific expertise of the highest order and compelling policy sense. Both students and policymakers will want this important book on their shelf.” Jagdish Bhagwati University Professor, Columbia University “Robert Stern has been one of the most consistent and effective advocates of quantification as a tool in international policy-making. This collection of recent papers illustrates his art and will provide an invaluable source-book for those interested in globalization and trade policy, as well as those wanting to undertake quantitative policy analysis of their own.” L Alan Winters Director, Development Research Group, World Bank Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, UK “Readers ranging from undergraduates and graduate students to academics and policymakers will benefit greatly from this collection of papers by Bob Stern and his co-authors that cover some of the most important policy topics in international economics today. Few economists have been able to analyze these issues in such a clear and insightful manner as these authors.”

Robert E Baldwin Hilldale Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison Key Features • • • Written by an author who is a co-developer of the Michigan Model of World Production and Trade Includes a brief introduction to each chapter, with a review question component useful for instructors at the end of the chapter Provides references to current developments and more recent literature Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$120 £90 S$186

796pp 978-981-270-013-1 981-270-013-7

Computer and Network Security –Vol. 3

by Raheem Beyah (Georgia State University, USA), Janise McNair (University of Florida, USA) & Cherita Corbett (Sandia National Laboratories, USA) Security issues in ad hoc and sensor networks have become extremely important. This edited book provides a comprehensive treatment for security issues in these networks, ranging from attack mitigation to recovery after an attack has been successfully executed. Security issues addressed include (but are not limited to) attacks, malicious node detection, access control, authentication, intrusion detection, privacy and anonymity, key management, location verification, security architectures and protocols, secrecy and integrity, network resilience and survivability, and trust models. This complete book provides an excellent reference for students, researchers, and industry practitioners related to these areas. Contents: Authentication and Management and Configuration. Confidentiality; Privacy; Routing; Reliability; Network

Readership: Researchers, industry practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students in networking, network security, distributed security and sensor ad hoc security. Key Features • • • Focuses on updated technologies, which are otherwise lacking in other related books Covers a broad range of security issues applicable in today’s globalized world Highlights advanced techniques for defending against various emerging security threats Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$120 £90 S$186

420pp 978-981-4271-08-0 981-4271-08-X

ENCYCLOPEDIA ON AD HOC AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING Theory and Design of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
edited by Dharma P Agrawal & Bin Xie (University of Cincinnati, USA) Ad hoc and ubiquitous computing technologies have received extensive attention in both the academia and industry with the explosive growth of wireless communication devices. These technologies are beneficial for many applications, such as offering futuristic high bandwidth access for users, and are expected to offer more exciting and efficient services, anytime and anywhere. In order to satisfy these diverse applications, the design issues of various wireless networks such as ad hoc, sensor, and mesh networks are extremely complicated and there are a number of technique challenges that need to be explored, involving every layer of the OSI protocol stack. This book aims to provide a complete understanding of these networks by investigating the evolution of ad hoc, sensor, and mesh networking technologies from theoretic concept to implementation protocols, from fundamentals to real applications. It provides the necessary background material needed to go deeper into the subject and explore the research literature. The explanation in the book is therefore sufficiently detailed to serve as a comprehensive reference for students, instructors, researchers, engineers, and other professionals, building their understanding of these networks. Contents: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Survey on Link Quality Models in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (M Lu & J Wu); Scalable Multicast Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (R Menchaca-Mendez & J J Garcia-Luna-Aceves); TCP, Congestion, and Admission Control Protocols in Ad Hoc Networks (A Mishra et al.); Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Directional Antennas (B Alawieh et al.); Peer-to-Peer and Content Sharing in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (M Abuelela & S Olariu); Properties of the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Channel for Dedicated Short Range Communications (L Cheng et al.); Radio Resource Management in Cellular Relay Networks (K-D Lee & V C M Leung); Game Theoretic Tools Applied to Wireless Networks (H Liu et al.); Wireless Sensor Networks: Wireless Sensor Networks — Routing Protocols (A Jamalipour & M A Azim); Handling QoS Traffic in Wireless Sensor Networks (M Younis et al.); Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks (A Asok et al.); Delay-Tolerant Mobile Sensor Networks (Y Wang & H Wu); Integration of RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks (H Liu et al.); Integrating Sensor Networks with the Semantic Web (Y Pei & B Wang); Effective Multiuser Broadcast Authentication in Wireless Sensor Networks (K Ren et al.); Security Attacks and Challenges in Wireless Sensor Networks (A-S K Pathan & C S Hong); Information Security in Wireless Sensor Networks (A Ouadjaout et al.); Wireless Mesh Networks: Network Architecture and Flow Control in Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks (D Nandiraju et al.); Multi-Hop MAC: IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks (R C Carrano et al.); Channel Assignment in Wireless Mesh Networks (W Fu et al.); Multi-Hop, Multi-Path and Load Balanced Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks (S Mishra & N Shenoy); Mobility Management in Wireless Mesh Networks (P Wu et al.); Selfishness and Security Schemes for Wireless Mesh Network (L Santhanam et al.). Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer engineering; instructors; researchers; engineers and other professionals. 688pp 978-981-283-348-8 981-283-348-X Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$168 £126 S$260

IISc Centenary Lecture Series – Vol. 2

edited by Andrew J Viterbi (University of Southern California, USA and The Viterbi Group, USA) Professor Andrew J Viterbi has been extremely influential in the communications field via his invention of the Viterbi Algorithm, and his championing of CDMA technology developed by his company Qualcomm Inc. This book presents a selection of papers personally selected by him to mark his key technical contributions and his thoughts on CDMA technology as it evolved. Contents: Phase-Locked Loop Dynamics in the Presence of Noise by Fokker-Planck Techniques; Nonlinear Estimation of PSK-Modulated Carrier Phase with Application to Burst Digital Transmission; Error Bounds for Convolutional Codes and an Asymptotically Optimum Decoding Algorithm; Orthogonal Tree Codes for Communication in the Presence of White Gaussian Noise; Convolutional Codes and Their Performance in Communication Systems; Trellis Encoding of Memoryless Discrete-Time Sources with a Fidelity Criterion; A Pragmatic Approach to Trellis-Coded Modulation; A Personal History of the Viterbi Algorithm; Spread Spectrum Communications: Myths and Realities; Spread Spectrum and Satellites: A Symbiosis; Very Low Rate Convolutional Codes for Maximum Theoretical Performance of Spread-Spectrum Multiple-Access Channels; Four Laws of Nature and Society: The Governing Principles of Digital Wireless Communication Networks; Erlang Capacity of a Power Controlled CDMA System; Performance of Power-Controlled Wideband Terrestrial Digital Communication; CDMA/HDR: A Bandwidth-Efficient High-Speed Wireless Data Service for Nomadic Users; Shannon Capacity Limits of Wireless Networks. Readership: Professors, undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. Professionals in the telecommunications and computer science industry. 188pp 978-981-4287-50-0 981-4287-50-4 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$75 £56 S$116

by Susumu Tachi (The University of Tokyo and Keio University, Japan) Telexistence is a fundamental concept which refers to the general technology that enables a human being to have a real-time sensation of being at a place other than where he or she actually exists, while being able to interact with the remote environment, which may be real, virtual, or a combination of both. It also refers to an advanced type of teleoperation system that enables an operator at the control to perform remote tasks dexterously with the feeling of existing in a surrogate robot working in a remote environment. Telexistence in the real remote environment through a virtual environment is also possible. This book is the first book on telexistence written by the inventor of the concept of this emerging technology. It introduces the concept of telexistence, explains how this concept can be realized, illustrates precisely real examples of the realization of the concept, and determines its future advancement. Contents: Generations of Robots, the First Generation to the Fourth Generation; Design Philosophy of Robots, Robots as Independent Beings vs Robots as Alter Egos; Telexistence in Real Environments and Virtual Environments, R-Cubed, Humanoid Robotics Project (HRP); Fundamental Technologies for Telexistence, Vision, Audition, Haptics; Retro-Reflective Projection Technology (RPT); Mutual Telexistence using RPT; Telexistence Communication using TWISTER; Future Prospective. Readership: Researchers and graduate students in robotics and automated systems, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering and electrical & electronic engineering. 212pp 978-981-283-633-5 981-283-633-0 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$58 £44 S$90

Series on Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering – Vol. 5

by George K Hung (Rutgers University, USA) The maturing of the baby boomers has heralded the age of the bionic man, who is literally composed of various replacement organs or biomechanical parts. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific source of biomedical engineering principles of ―replacement parts and assist devices‖ for the bionic man. It contains topics ranging from biomechanical, biochemical, rehabilitation, and tissue engineering principles, to applications in cardiovascular, visual, auditory, and neurological systems, as well as recent advances in transplant, gene therapy, and stem cell research. Contents: Brain and Rehabilitation: Restoring Limb Function after Paralysis (W Craelius); Eye: Vision Correction Surgery: Refractive Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implants (D J Hu & P A Rapoza); Application of Advanced Technologies to Retinal Prosthesis (D Scribner & L Johnson); Models of Myopia Development (A J Fiedler et al.); Ear: Advances in the Design of Hearing Aids (I C Bruce); Restoration of Hearing by Electrical Stimulation of the Human Cochlea, Brainstem, and Midbrain (R V Shannon); Heart: Vascular Mechanics in Artificial and Human Arteries (M D Whitt & G M Drzewiecki); Hemodynamic Monitoring: Invasive, Noninvasive, and Wireless Applications (J K-J Li & H-J Zhang); Tissue Engineering and Gene Therapy: Tissue Engineering of the Heart (M O Zembala et al.); Gene Therapy for the Heart (C Spies & G L Schaer); Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy for Heart Disease (W-D Dai & R A Kloner); Joints: Total Knee Replacement (W T Gutowski); Masters Athletes: Medical Advances in Treating the Masters Athlete (A Luke & M R Safran). Readership: Textbook for undergraduates and graduates in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physiology, and pre-medicine; an updated reference book for research scientists, and a general level book for the intelligent layman. Key Features • • • • Brings together in one unique volume the principles, techniques, and innovative devices for the repair and replacement of organs associated with a ―bionic man‖ Contributions from leading scientists in the areas of biomedical, electrical, mechanical, and rehabilitation engineering, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, physics, optometry, ophthalmology, and sports medicine Serves as a textbook for students, a reference book for scientists, or as a ready source of useful information for the layman Review questions at the end of each chapter helps the reader better understand the chapter material Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$87 £46 S$135

400pp 978-981-277-977-9 981-277-977-9 978-981-277-978-6(pbk) 981-277-978-7(pbk)




by Gopal Madabhushi (University of Cambridge, UK), Jonathan Knappett (University of Dundee, UK) & Stuart Haigh (University of Cambridge, UK) Pile foundations are the most common form of deep foundations that are used both onshore and offshore to transfer large superstructural loads into competent soil strata. This book provides many case histories of failure of pile foundations due to earthquake loading and soil liquefaction. Based on the observed case histories, the possible mechanisms of failure of the pile foundations are postulated. The book also deals with the additional loading attracted by piles in liquefiable soils due to lateral spreading of sloping ground. Recent research at Cambridge forms the backbone of this book with the design methodologies being developed directly based on quantified centrifuge test results and numerical analysis. The book provides designers and practicing civil engineers with a sound knowledge of pile behaviour in liquefiable soils and easy-to-use methods to design pile foundations in seismic regions. For graduate students and researchers, it brings together the latest research findings on pile foundations in a way that is relevant to geotechnical practice. Contents: Performance of Pile Foundations; Inertial and Kinematic Loading; Accounting for Axial Loading in Level Ground; Lateral Spreading of Sloping Ground; Axial Loading on Piles in Laterally Spreading Ground; Design Examples. Readership: Researchers, academics, designers and graduate students in earthquake engineering, civil engineering and ocean/coastal engineering. Key Features • • • • A unique book on pile foundation design in liquefiable soils Comprehensive treatment of possible failure mechanisms Includes latest research findings at Cambridge University Presents design methodologies for use in geotechnical practice Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$72 £54 S$112

232pp 978-1-84816-362-1 1-84816-362-2

by Leonid P Lebedev (National University of Colombia) & Michael J Cloud (Lawrence Technological University, USA) This book provides the general reader with an introduction to mathematical elasticity, by means of general concepts in classic mechanics, and models for elastic springs, strings, rods, beams and membranes. Functional analysis is also used to explore more general boundary value problems for three-dimensional elastic bodies, where the reader is provided, for each problem considered, a description of the deformation; the equilibrium in terms of stresses; the constitutive equation; the equilibrium equation in terms of displacements; formulation of boundary value problems; and variational principles, generalized solutions and conditions for solvability. Introduction to Mathematical Elasticity will also be of essential reference to engineers specializing in elasticity, and to mathematicians working on abstract formulations of the related boundary value problems. Contents: Models and Ideas of Classical Mechanics; Simple Elastic Models; Theory of Elasticity: Statics and Dynamics. Readership: Academic and industry: mathematicians, engineers, physicists, students advanced undergraduate in the field of engineering mechanics. Key Features • • • • Detailed but highly accessible treatment Bridges the gap between elementary books on elasticity and classical treatises on the subject Aimed at both engineers and pure mathematicians, offering each group a firmer understanding of the methods and philosophical approaches of the other Includes an integrated set of exercises, with hints and solutions Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$85 £64 S$132

316pp 978-981-4273-72-5 981-4273-72-4

Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures – Vol. 3

edited by Ugo Galvanetto & M H Ferri Aliabadi (Imperial College London, UK) This unique volume presents the state of the art in the field of multiscale modeling in solid mechanics, with particular emphasis on computational approaches. For the first time, contributions from both leading experts in the field and younger promising researchers are combined to give a comprehensive description of the recently proposed techniques and the engineering problems tackled using these techniques. The book begins with a detailed introduction to the theories on which different multiscale approaches are based, with regards to linear homogenization as well as various nonlinear approaches. It then presents advanced applications of multiscale approaches applied to nonlinear mechanical problems. Finally, the novel topic of materials with self-similar structure is discussed. Contents: Computational Homogenization for Non-Linear Heterogeneous Solids (V G Kouznetsova et al.); Two-Scale Asymptotic Homogenization Based Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials (Q-Z Xiao & B L Karihaloo); Multiscale Boundary Element Modelling of Material Degradation and Fracture (F M Aliabadi); Nonuniform Transformation Field Analysis: A Reduced Model for Multiscale Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics (J C Michel & P Suquet); Multiscale Approach for the Thermomechanical Analysis of Hierarchical Structures (D Boso et al.); Recent Advances in Masonry Modelling: Micro-Modelling and Homogenization (P B Lourenço); Mechanics of Materials with Self-Similar Hierarchical Microstructure (R C Picu & M A Soare). Readership: Researchers and academics in the field of heterogeneous materials and mechanical engineering; professionals in aeronautical engineering and materials science. Key Features • • • Describes the state of the art of multiscale methods in mechanics Includes a large variety of applications and examples in different fields of engineering Explains the different approaches carefully Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$128 £96 S$198

348pp 978-1-84816-307-2 1-84816-307-X

Introductory Offer till Dec 31, 2009 978-1-84816-307-2 US$102 1-84816-307-X



ASIAN AND PACIFIC COASTS 2009 (In 4 Volumes, with CD-ROM)
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on APAC 2009 Singapore 13 – 16 October 2009 edited by Soon Keat Tan & Zhenhua Huang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) The coastal zone has always been an important frontier — for trade, food and the foundations of modern civilization. This same zone has also been exploited in one way or another, and sometimes without regard to the balance and schemes of Mother Nature. It is only when things go terribly wrong that we begin to react and attempt to undo the mistakes of the past. At times we have succeeded, but at a high price. At times, we have to retreat and concede defeat as the technology of man is no match to the force of nature. Over time, we learn to work with nature and leverage the science of nature to protect the coastal zone and hold our frontier between the sea and land. This proceeding presents the recent advances in all aspects of ocean and coastal research and management in the Asian and Pacific nations. The volume set provides a valuable source of information for scientists, engineers and professionals dealing with coastal zone issues and challenges in coastal, port and ocean engineering development, as well as the environmental impacts resulting from development of ocean and coastal areas. Contents: Coastal Oceanography and Meteorology; Coastal Sedimentary Processes and Their Control Measures; Design and Investigation of Coastal and Harbour Structures; Reclamation; Coastal Environmental Problems and Marine Ecology; Coastal Zone Management and Planning; Coastal Fishery Problems and Resource Management; Shallow Water Flow; Ocean Energy; Global Environmental Problems; Remote Sensing/Laboratory and Field Measurement Techniques; Miscellaneous Coastal Problems. Readership: Scientists, engineers and professionals dealing with coastal zone issues. 1680pp 978-981-4287-94-4(set)(pbk) 981-4287-94-6(set)(pbk) * Print on Demand Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$428 £321 S$663

edited by Young C Kim (California State University, Los Angeles, USA) This handbook contains a comprehensive compilation of topics that are at the forefront of many of the technical advances in ocean waves, coastal, and ocean engineering. More than 70 internationally recognized authorities in the field of coastal and ocean engineering have contributed articles on their areas of expertise to this handbook. These international luminaries are from highly respected universities and renowned research and consulting organizations from all over the world. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of shallow-water waves, water level fluctuations, coastal and offshore structures, port and harbors, coastal sediment processes, environmental problems, coastal hazards, physical modeling, and other issues in coastal and ocean engineering. It is an essential reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of coastal engineering, ocean engineering, oceanography, and meteorology, as well as an invaluable text for graduate students in these fields. Contents: Shallow-Water Waves: Wave Setup (R G Dean & T L Walton); Wavemaker Theories (R T Hudspeth & R B Guenther); Random Wave Breaking and Nonlinearity Evolution Across the Surf Zone (Y Goda); Water-Level Fluctuations: Generation and Prediction of Seiches in Rotterdam Harbor Basins (M P C de Jong & J A Battjes); Coastal Structures: Nonconventional Wave Damping Structures (H Oumeraci); Prediction of Overtopping (J van der Meer et al.); Development of Caisson Breakwater Design Based on Failure Experiences (S Takahashi); Design of Alternative Revetments (K Pilarczyk); Low Crested Breakwaters (A Lamberti & B Zanuttigh); Offshore Structures: State of Offshore Structure Development and Design Challenges (S Chakrabarti); Ports and Harbors; Coastal Sediment Processes: Beach Nourishment (R G Dean & J D Rosati); Environmental Problems: Water and Nutrients Flow in the Enclosed Bays (Y Koibuchi & M Isobe); Sustainable Coastal Development: Socioeconomic and Environmental Risk in Coastal and Ocean Engineering (M A Losada et al.); Coastal Hazards: Ocean Wave Climates: Trends and Variations Due to Earth’s Changing Climate (P D Komar et al.); Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion (M J F Stive et al.); Physical Modeling: Laboratory Simulation of Waves (E P D Mansard & M D Miles); Coastal Engineering Practice and Education; and other papers. Readership: Graduate students, researchers and professionals in coastal and ocean engineering, oceanography and meteorology. Key Features • • • Provides the most up-to-date technical advances and latest research findings on coastal and ocean engineering Will be of immediate, practical use to coastal, ocean, civil, geotechnical, and structural engineers, and coastal planners and managers as well as marine biologists and oceanographers Will also be an excellent resource for educational and teaching purposes, and a good reference book for any technical library Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$198 £107 S$297

1192pp 978-981-281-929-1 981-281-929-0

edited by Koh Kheng-Lian, Lye Lin Heng & Jolene Lin (Asia Pacific Centre of Environmental Law, National University of Singapore) Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World focuses on responses to climate change in the world’s most populous region. This book provides the most comprehensive insight to the climate change discourse within Asia to date by drawing on the diverse disciplines and experience of legal practitioners, climate change consultants, government officials and academics. Individual chapters address issues such as how the various Asian countries — highly disparate in their cultures, socio-economic conditions and political systems — are responding to climate change, the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change, and the effective implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Asia. Readership: Environmental lawyers, policy makers, practitioners in CDM, tertiary students in environmental sciences. 596pp 978-981-4277-52-5 981-4277-52-5 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$98 £74 S$98

TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABILITY Collected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
edited by William R Sheate (Imperial College London and Collingwood Environmental Planning, UK) This unique volume brings together key writings from experts drawn from the first ten years of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (JEAPM), launched in 1999 as a forum for encouraging better linkages between environmental assessment and management tools. The book is structured around four themes that focus on the characteristics of tools that influence their ability to link together effectively: The Nature of Tools; The Nature of Decision-Making and Institutional Context; The Nature of Engagement and The Nature of Sustainability. Edited and introduced by William Sheate, founding and present editor of JEAPM, the book provides an analysis of what makes for successful linking of assessment and management tools, supported by theoretical and practical examples. Key authors include Roland Clift, David Gadenne, Robert Gibson, Neils Faber, Thomas Fischer, David Lawrence, Måns Nilsson, Bronwyn Ridgway, and Frank Vanclay. Contents: The Evolving Nature of Environmental Assessment and Management: Linking Tools to Help Deliver Sustainability (W R Sheate); The Nature of Tools: Choices for EIA Process Design and Management (D P Lawrence); The Project Cycle and the Role of EIA and EMS (B Ridgway); A Framework for Tool Selection and Use in Integrated Assessment for Sustainable Development (W De Ridder et al.); The Nature of Decision-Making and Institutional Context: A Systemic Framework for Environmental Decision-Making (R Van Der Vorst et al.); Decision Making and Strategic Environmental Assessment (M Nilsson & H Dalkmann); The Nature of Engagement: In It Together: Organizational Learning Through Participation in Environmental Assessment (P Fitzpatrick); Social and Environmental NGOs as Users of Corporate Social Disclosure (L Danastas & D Gadenne); The Nature of Sustainability: Organisational Sustainability: A Case for Formulating a Tailor-Made Definition (D J Kiewiet & J F J Vos); Beyond the Pillars: Sustainability Assessment as a Framework for Effective Integration of Social, Economic and Ecological Considerations in Significant Decision-Making (R B Gibson); and other papers. Readership: Natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, businesses and consultants interested in sustainability. Key Feature  A one-stop-shop reference resource for anyone wanting to understand the importance and use of assessment and management tools, techniques and approaches for sustainability Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$82 £62 S$127

420pp 978-981-4289-68-9 981-4289-68-X 978-981-4291-17-0(pbk) 981-4291-17-X(pbk)




edited by Ronald Y Dong (University of British Columbia, Canada) This edited volume provides an extensive overview of how nuclear magnetic resonance can be an indispensable tool to investigate molecular ordering, phase structure, and dynamics in complex anisotropic phases formed by liquid crystalline materials. The chapters, written by prominent scientists in their field of expertise, provide a state-of-the-art scene of developments in liquid crystal research. The fantastic assortment of shape anisotropy in organic molecules leads to the discoveries of interesting new soft materials made at a rapid rate which not only inject impetus to address the fundamental physical and chemical phenomena, but also the potential applications in memory, sensor and display devices. The review volume also covers topics ranging from solute studies of molecules in nematics and biologically ordered fluids to theoretical approaches in treating elastic and viscous properties of liquid crystals. This volume is aimed at graduate students, novices and experts alike, and provides an excellent reference material for readers interested in the liquid crystal research. It is, indeed, a reference book for every science library to have. Contents: Novel Strategies for Solving Highly Complex NMR Spectra of Solutes in Liquid Crystals (E E Burnell et al.); Analytical Potentials of Natural Abundance Deuterium NMR Spectroscopy in Achiral Thermotropics and Polypeptide Chiral Oriented Solvents (P Lesot & C Aroulande); Noble Gas Probes in NMR Studies of Liquid Crystals (J Jokisaari); Bicelles — A Much Needed Magic Wand to Study Membrane Proteins by NMR Spectroscopy (R Soong et al.); Advances in Proton NMR Relaxometry in Thermotropic Liquid Crystals (P J Sebastião et al.); Deuterium NMR Study of Magnetic Field Distortions in Ferroelectric Mesogens (R Y Dong); Deuteron NMR Study of the Effects of Random Quenched Disorder in 12CB Silica Dispersions (D Finotello & V Pandya); Dynamics of Liquid Crystals by Means of Deuterium NMR Relaxation (C A Veracini & V Domenici); Translational Self-Diffusion Measurements in Thermotropics by Means of Statistic Field Gradients NMR Diffusometry (M Cifelli); Deuterium NMR Studies of Static and Dynamic Director Alignment for Low Molar Mass Nematics (A Sugimura & G R Luckhurst); Viscoelastic Properties of Liquid Crystals: Statistical-Mechanical Approaches and Molecular Dynamics Simulations (A V Zakharov); Carbon-13 NMR Studies of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals (R Y Dong); A Combined DFT and Carbon-13 NMR Study of a Biaxial Bent-Core Mesogen (A Marini et al.). Readership: Chemists, physicists and material scientists. In particular, NMR spectroscopists. Key Features • • • A collection of authoritative chapters from contributors around the world A good, comprehensive read for beginners to the fields of NMR and Liquid Crystal Physics Provision of an excellent source of references at the end of each chapter Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$115 £86 S$178

464pp 978-981-4273-66-4 981-4273-66-X

Via the Mathematical Theory of Complexity to Biology, Physics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Games by John Rhodes (University of California at Berkeley, USA) edited by Chrystopher L Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire, UK) foreword by Morris W Hirsch (University of California at Berkeley, USA) This book was originally written in 1969 by Berkeley mathematician John Rhodes. It is the founding work in what is now called algebraic engineering, an emerging field created by using the unifying scheme of finite state machine models and their complexity to tie together many fields: finite group theory, semigroup theory, automata and sequential machine theory, finite phase space physics, metabolic and evolutionary biology, epistemology, mathematical theory of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and game theory. The author thus introduced a completely original algebraic approach to complexity and the understanding of finite systems. The unpublished manuscript, often referred to as ―The Wild Book‖, became an underground classic, continually requested in manuscript form, and read by many leading researchers in mathematics, complex systems, artificial intelligence, and systems biology. Yet it has never been available in print until now. This first published edition has been edited and updated by Chrystopher Nehaniv for the 21st century. Its novel and rigorous development of the mathematical theory of complexity via algebraic automata theory reveals deep and unexpected connections between algebra (semigroups) and areas of science and engineering. Co-founded by John Rhodes and Kenneth Krohn in 1962, algebraic automata theory has grown into a vibrant area of research, including the complexity of automata, and semigroups and machines from an algebraic viewpoint, and which also touches on infinite groups, and other areas of algebra. This book sets the stage for the application of algebraic automata theory to areas outside mathematics. The material and references have been brought up to date by the editor as much as possible, yet the book retains its distinct character and the bold yet rigorous style of the author. Included are treatments of topics such as models of time as algebra via semigroup theory; evolutioncomplexity relations applicable to both ontogeny and evolution; an approach to classification of biological reactions and pathways; the relationships among coordinate systems, symmetry, and conservation principles in physics; discussion of ―punctuated equilibrium‖ (prior to Stephen Jay Gould); games; and applications to psychology, psychoanalysis, epistemology, and the purpose of life. The approach and contents will be of interest to a variety of researchers and students in algebra as well as to the diverse, growing areas of applications of algebra in science and engineering. Moreover, many parts of the book will be intelligible to non-mathematicians, including students and experts from diverse backgrounds. Contents: Introduction; What is Finite Group Theory?; A Generalization of Finite Group Theory to Finite Semigroups; A Reformulation of Physics; Automata Models and the Complexity of Finite State Machines; Applications. Readership: Students and researchers interested in understanding complexity in biology (evolution, genetics, metabolism, biochemistry), physics, mathematics, philosophy, mathematical psychology and psychoanalysis, artificial intelligence, automata theory (and its foundations in semigroup and group theory), game theory, and computational sciences. Key Features • • • • • • • Available for the first time in published book format, replete with an in-depth exposition of emerging research in algebraic engineering Applies Krohn–Rhodes complexity to yield profound insights and provide generalized coordinates for understanding systems in diverse application areas Makes available to the general public for the first time a work highly requested in manuscript form and read by many leading researchers in mathematics, complex systems, business models artificial intelligence, and systems biology Provides the foundation for applications into other areas beyond mathematics Substantial portions will be accessible to non-mathematicians, including students and experts with diverse backgrounds Includes many detailed figures for easy comprehension Index included

292pp 978-981-283-696-0 981-283-696-9 978-981-283-697-7(pbk) 981-283-697-7(pbk)

Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$58 £44 S$90




by Yoshitomo Baba (Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan) & Kiyoichi Oshiro (Yamaguchi University, Japan) Quasi-Frobenius rings and Nakayama rings were introduced by T Nakayama in 1939. Since then, these classical artinian rings have continued to fascinate ring theorists with their abundance of properties and structural depth. In 1978, M Harada introduced a new class of artinian rings which were later called Harada rings in his honour. Quasi-Frobenius rings, Nakayama rings and Harada rings are very closely interrelated. As a result, from a new perspective, we may study the classical artinian rings through their interaction and overlap with Harada rings. The objective of this seminal work is to present the structure of Harada rings and provide important applications of this structure to the classical artinian rings. In the process, we cover many topics on artinian rings, using a wide variety of concepts from the theory of rings and modules. In particular, we consider the following topics, all of which are currently of much interest and ongoing research: Nakayama permutations, Nakayama automorphisms, Fuller's theorem on i-pairs, artinian rings with self-duality, skew-matrix rings, the classification of Nakayama rings, Nakayama group algebras, the Faith conjecture, constructions of local quasi-Frobenius rings, lifting modules, and extending modules. In our presentation of these topics, the reader will be able to retrace the history of artinian rings. Contents: A Theorem of Fuller; Harada Rings; The Structure Theory of Left Harada Rings; Self-Duality of Left Harada Rings; Skew Matrix Rings; The Structure of Nakayama Rings; Modules over Nakayama Rings; Nakayama Algebras; Local QF-rings. Readership: Researchers in algebra. 312pp 978-981-4287-24-1 981-4287-24-5 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$85 £64 S$132

Series on Knots and Everything – Vol. 22

THE MATHEMATICS OF HARMONY From Euclid to Contemporary Mathematics and Computer Science
by Alexey Stakhov (International Club of the Golden Section, Canada) assisted by Scott Olsen (Central Florida Community College, USA) This volume is a result of the author's four decades of research in the field of Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section and their applications. It provides a broad introduction to the fascinating and beautiful subject of the "Mathematics of Harmony," a new interdisciplinary direction of modern science. This direction has its origins in "The Elements" of Euclid and has many unexpected applications in contemporary mathematics (a new approach to a history of mathematics, the generalized Fibonacci numbers and the generalized golden proportions, the "golden" algebraic equations, the generalized Binet formulas, Fibonacci and ―golden‖ matrices), theoretical physics (new hyperbolic models of Nature) and computer science (algorithmic measurement theory, number systems with irrational radices, Fibonacci computers, ternary mirror-symmetrical arithmetic, a new theory of coding and cryptography based on the Fibonacci and "golden" matrices). The book is intended for a wide audience including mathematics teachers of high schools, students of colleges and universities and scientists in the field of mathematics, theoretical physics and computer science. The book may be used as an advanced textbook by graduate students and even ambitious undergraduates in mathematics and computer science. Contents: Classical Golden Mean, Fibonacci Numbers, and Platonic Solids: The Golden Section; Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers; Regular Polyhedrons; Mathematics of Harmony: Generalizations of Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean; Hyperbolic Fibonacci and Lucas Functions; Fibonacci and Golden Matrices; Application in Computer Science: Algorithmic Measurement Theory; Fibonacci Computers; Codes of the Golden Proportion; Ternary MirrorSymmetrical Arithmetic; A New Coding Theory Based on a Matrix Approach. Readership: Researchers, teachers and students in mathematics (especially those interested in the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers), theoretical physics and computer science. Key Features • • Three ―key‖ problems of mathematics on the stage of its origin (a count, a measurement, a harmony) and a new approach to the history of mathematics The ―Strategic Mistakes‖ in the Mathematics Development (the severance of the relations between mathematics and theoretical natural sciences, the neglect of the ―beginnings,‖ the neglect of the ―golden section,‖ the one-sided interpretation of Euclid’s Elements, the one-sided approach to the mathematics origin, Cantor’s ―actual infinity‖ as greatest mathematical mystification of the 19th century, the underestimation of Felix Klein's idea concerning regular icosahedron and so on) and the role of the Harmony Mathematics in their overcoming Ternary mirror-symmetrical arithmetic as a base for designing ternary fault-tolerant computers for special applications A new class of error-correcting codes based on Fibonacci matrices, which exceeds the classical error-correcting codes in 1 000 000 and more times by their correcting ability The ―golden‖ cryptography as a base for designing the fast, simple for technical realization and super-reliable cryptosystems for special applications (cosmic and military communication systems) Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$142 £107 S$220

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Mathematical Olympiad Series – Vol. 2

by Yu Hong-Bing (Suzhou University, China) translated by Lin Lei (East China Normal University, China) Number theory is an important research field of mathematics. In mathematical competitions, problems of elementary number theory occur frequently. These problems use little knowledge and have many variations. They are flexible and diverse. In this book, the author introduces some basic concepts and methods in elementary number theory via problems in mathematical competitions. Readers are encouraged to try to solve the problems by themselves before they read the given solutions of examples. Only in this way can they truly appreciate the tricks of problem-solving. Contents: Divisibility; Greatest Common Divisors and Least Common Multiples; Prime Numbers and Unique Factorization Theorem; Indeterminate Equations (I); Selected Lectures on Competition Problems (I); Congruence; Some Famous Theorems in Number Theory; Order and Its Application; Indeterminate Equations (II); Selected Lectures on Competition Problems (II). Readership: High-school mathematics students and teachers; coaches of mathematical olympiads, undergraduates and graduates in mathematics, non-experts interested in mathematical competitions. 116pp 978-981-4271-14-1(pbk) 981-4271-14-4(pbk) Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$25 £19 S$18

Co-published with East China Normal University Press


Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences – Vol. 82

Proceedings of the 9th Conference SIMAI

Rome, Italy

15 – 19 September 2008

edited by Enrico De Bernardis (INSEAN, Italy), Renato Spigler (Università Roma Tre, Italy) & Vanda Valente (IAC-CNR, Italy) This book provides an up-to-date overview of research articles in applied and industrial mathematics in Italy. This is done through the presentation of a number of investigations focusing on subjects as nonlinear optimization, life science, semiconductor industry, cultural heritage, scientific computing and others. This volume is important as it gives a report on modern applied and industrial mathematics, and will be of specific interest to the community of applied mathematicians. This book collects selected papers presented at the 9th Conference of SIMAI. The subjects discussed include image analysis methods, optimization problems, mathematics in the life sciences, differential models in applied mathematics, inverse problems, complex systems, innovative numerical methods and others. Contents: Wave Propagation in Continuously-Layered Electromagnetic Media (A Morro); Material Symmetry and Invariants for a 2D Fiber-Reinforced Network (G Indelicato); Conservation Laws with Unilateral Constraints in Traffic Modeling (R M Colombo et al.); Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Ground Deformation in Volcanic Areas (D Scandura et al.); A Lattice Boltzmann Model on Unstructured Grids with Application in Hemodynamics (G Pontrelli et al.); Kinetic Treatment of Charge Carrier and Phonon Transport in Graphene (P Lichtenberger et al.); On a Model for the Codiffusion of Isotopes (E Comparini et al.); Existence and Uniqueness for a Three Dimensional Model of Ferromagnetism (V Berti et al.); Toward Analytical Contour Dynamics (G Riccardi & D Durante); Mathematical Models and Numerical Simulation of Controlled Drug Release (S Minisini & L Formaggia); A Dissipative System Arising in Strain-Gradient Plasticity (L Giacomelli & G Tomassetti); Multiscale Models of Drug Delivery by Thin Implantable Devices (C D'Angelo & P Zunino); Mathematical Models for Biofilms on the Surface of Monuments (F Clarelli et al.); A Mathematical Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (G Dell'Acqua & F Castiglione); and other papers. Readership: Researchers in applied and computational mathematics. 600pp 978-981-4280-29-7 981-4280-29-1 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$158 £119 S$245

World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science, Series A – Vol. 69

by Paul E Phillipson (University of Colorado, USA) & Peter Schuster (Universität Wien, Austria) This book aims to provide mathematical analyses of nonlinear differential equations, which have proved pivotal to understanding many phenomena in physics, chemistry and biology. Topics of focus are autocatalysis and dynamics of molecular evolution, relaxation oscillations, deterministic chaos, reaction diffusion driven chemical pattern formation, solitons and neuron dynamics. Included is a discussion of processes from the viewpoints of reversibility, reflected by conservative classical mechanics, and irreversibility introduced by the dissipative role of diffusion. Each chapter presents the subject matter from the point of one or a few key equations, whose properties and consequences are amplified by approximate analytic solutions that are developed to support graphical display of exact computer solutions. Contents: Dynamics of Self-Replication and Evolution: Autocatalysis, Selection, Symbiosis and Cooperation; Relaxation Oscillations: Self-Exciting Oscillations Displayed by the van der Pol and Stoker–Haag Equations; Current Induced Neuron Oscillations; Bistability and Complex Oscillations of Harmonically Forced Relaxation Oscillations; Order and Chaos: Predictions by the Lorenz Equations; Chua Equations and Autocatalytic Networks; Encapsulation of Bifurcation Sequences by Specifically Constructed One Dimensional Maps; Reaction Diffusion Dynamics: Pulse-Front Solutions to the Fisher and Related Equations; Diffusion Driven Spatial Inhomogeneities and the Turing Mechanism of Chemical Pattern Formation; Solitons: Lattice Dynamics and the Korteweg–de Vries Equation, Sine-Gordon Equation, Burgers Equation; Neuron Pulse Propagation: FitzHugh–Nagumo Equations and Hodgkin–Huxley Equations; Time Reversal, Dissipation and Conservation: Linear Diffusion as a Stochastic Process: Random Walks; Langevin’s Equation; The Irreversibility of Diffusion and Time Reversibility Inherent to Newtonian Dynamics, Recurrence Times, Fermi–Pasta– Ulam Model, Hamiltonian Chaos and the He’non-Heiles Equations. Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry, biology or bioinformatics who are interested in mathematical modeling. Key Features • • Interested graduate students are offered an exposition of a given topic sufficient to encourage further exploration For researchers familiar with a specific topic, the interconnections between chapters may stimulate interest in other subject matters Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$78 £59 S$121

250pp 978-981-4271-59-2 981-4271-59-4

Proceedings of the International Conference in Honour of Brian Straughan

Vietri sul Mare (SA), Italy

28 February – 1 March 2008

edited by Michele Ciarletta (Università di Salerno, Italy), Mauro Fabrizio, Stan Chirit & Vincenzo Tibullo (Università di Bologna, Italy) The Proceedings of the 1st Conference on New Trends in Fluid and Solid Models provide an overview of results and new models in fluid dynamics and, in general, in continuum mechanics. The contributions refer in particular to models in continuum mechanics, phase transitions, qualitative analysis for ODEs or PDEs models, Stability in fluids and solids, wave propagation, discontinuity and shock waves, and numerical simulations. Readership: Students, professionals and graduates in the field of fluid dynamics and wave modelling. 204pp 978-981-4293-21-1 981-4293-21-0 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$98 £74 S$152

EXPLORATION OF A NONLINEAR WORLD An Appreciation of Howell Tong’s Contributions to Statistics
edited by Kung-Sik Chan (University of Iowa, USA) This festschrift is dedicated to Professor Howell Tong on the occasion of his 65th birthday. With a Foreword written by Professor Peter Whittle, FRS, it celebrates Tong's path-breaking and tireless contributions to nonlinear time series analysis, chaos and statistics, by reprinting 10 selected papers by him and his collaborators, which are interleaved with 17 original reviews, written by 19 international experts. Through these papers and reviews, readers will have an opportunity to share many of the excitements, retrospectively and prospectively, of the relatively new subject of nonlinear time series. Tong has played a leading role in laying the foundation of the subject; his innovative and authoritative contributions are reflected in the review articles in the volume, which describe modern and related developments in the subject, including applications in many major fields such as ecology, economics, finance and others. This volume will be useful to researchers and students interested in the theory and practice of nonlinear time series analysis. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in statistics and related fields of ecology, economics and finance. 500pp 978-981-283-627-4 981-283-627-6 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$125 £94 S$194

Series on Multivariate Analysis – Vol. 8

by Herbert Heyer (Universität Tübingen, Germany) The book is conceived as a text accompanying the traditional graduate courses on probability theory. An important feature of this enlarged version is the emphasis on algebraic-topological aspects leading to a wider and deeper understanding of basic theorems such as those on the structure of continuous convolution semigroups and the corresponding processes with independent increments. Fourier transformation — the method applied within the settings of Banach spaces, locally compact Abelian groups and commutative hypergroups — is given an in-depth discussion. This powerful analytic tool along with the relevant facts of harmonic analysis make it possible to study certain properties of stochastic processes in dependence of the algebraic-topological structure of their state spaces. In extension of the first edition, the new edition contains chapters on the probability theory of generalized convolution structures such as polynomial and Sturm–Liouville hypergroups, and on the central limit problem for groups such as tori, p-adic groups and solenoids. Contents: Probability Measures on Metric Spaces; The Fourier Transform in a Banach Space; The Structure of Infinitely Divisible Probability Measures; Harmonic Analysis of Convolution Semigroups; Negative Definite Functions and Convolution Semigroups; Probabilistic Properties of Convolution Semigroups; Hypergroups in Probability Theory; Limit Theorems on Locally Compact Abelian Groups. Readership: Graduate students, lecturers and researchers in probability and statistics. Reviews of the First Edition “This is an attractive book.” Short Book Reviews “This book is well organized and very readable. The list of frequently used symbols and the index are useful. It is made as self-contained and simple as is possible and reasonable.” Mathematical Reviews “This is a well-written, practically self-contained (and suitable for courses) account of the LévyKhinchin representation of infinitely divisible measures and convolution semigroups in two settings.” Zentralblatt MATH

424pp 978-981-4282-48-2 981-4282-48-0

Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$98 £74 S$152

HIGH-RESOLUTION ULTRASONOGRAPHY FOR PERIPHERAL NERVE DIAGNOSTICS A Guide for Clinicians Involved in Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
by Einar P Wilder-Smith, K Rajendran (National University of Singapore, Singapore) & Aravinda K Therimadasamy (National University Hospital, Singapore) The past 10 years have seen the explosive expansion of the field of high-resolution imaging of the peripheral nervous system because of technical advances in sonography, allowing for good resolution, rapid imaging and (relatively) inexpensive images of the peripheral nervous structures. This timely volume presents the rapid advances and clinical relevance of highresolution sonography for peripheral nerve diagnostics in a precise and clinically relevant way. The book begins by describing the characteristics of normal and diseased peripheral nerves, and then discusses the value of sonography in common conditions, with the help of clear and easy-to-understand illustrations to explain how to proceed to identify structures. The topics covered include common entrapment neuropathies (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, radial neuropathy, peroneal neuropathy) and other conditions in which sonography can play a role in diagnosis, such as CIPD, motor neuropathy with multiple conduction blocks, leprosy, and brachial plexus disorders. High-Resolution Ultrasonography for Peripheral Nerve Diagnostics is an essential guide for those involved in the diagnostic work-up of peripheral nerve disorders. It gives a precise and practical overview of this rapidly emerging field whilst maintaining a practical bent. Clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons and rehabilitation medicine specialists will all benefit from having this book. Contents: Sonography Bottom Line; Characteristics of Normal Peripheral Nerves; Characteristics of Diseased Peripheral Nerves; Entrapment Neuropathies; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow; Radial Neuropathy; Peroneal Neuropathy; Brachial Plexus Neuropathy; Other Conditions; Inflammatory Neuropathies; CIPD; Multifocal Motor Neuropathy with Conduction; Leprosy; Diabetic Neuropathy. Readership: Neurologists, clinical neurophysiologists, orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, rehabilitation medicine specialists. Key Features • • • Provides a comprehensive overview of the use of high-resolution sonography in diagnosing peripheral nerve diseases Places special emphasis on disorders of the brachial plexus Includes useful illustrations that guide the user to achieve anatomical localization, in particular of complicated regious such as the brachial plexus Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$40 £30 S$62

72pp 978-981-283-903-9(pbk) 981-283-903-8(pbk)

edited by Riccardo A Audisio (Whiston Hospital, University of Liverpool, UK) This unique book presents a series of concisely written technical notes on the most common surgical oncology procedures. Each procedure is illustrated with pictures framing the precise technical point of the procedure. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that includes video clips of the procedures. Written by top European experts, this volume will provide an invaluable resource for young surgical oncologists to study and critically approach the basic technicalities of surgical procedures. It will also be a useful source of reference for oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, surgical oncologists and nurses, as well as final-year medical students. Contents: Breast Reconstructive Techniques (F Brenelli et al.); Total Thyroidectomy (N O’Higgins); Neck Dissection for Thyroid Cancer (J Betka et al.); Transhiatal Esophagectomy (J J B van Lanschot et al.); Stenting Gastro-Oesophageal Tumours (E M L Verschuur et al.); Atypical Liver Resections of Colorectal Metastases (B Ardnor & P Naredi); How to Make a Good Stoma (R Phillips & S Phillips); Technical Notes on TME for Rectal Cancer (B J Heald); Pelvic Exenteration for Rectal Cancer (K Havenga & T Wiggers); Local Treatment for Primary Melanoma (O E Nieweg); Ilioinguinal Dissection for Melanoma (A Testori & M Zonta); and other papers. Readership: Oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, surgical oncologists, nurses and finalyear medical students. 336pp 978-981-283-293-1 981-283-293-9 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$128 £69 S$192

Series on Advances in Statistical Mechanics – Vol. 17

CHAOS From Simple Models to Complex Systems
by Massimo Cencini, Fabio Cecconi (INFM-CNR, Italy) & Angelo Vulpiani (University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy) Chaos: from simple models to complex systems aims to guide science and engineering students through chaos and nonlinear dynamics from classical examples to the most recent fields of research. The first part, intended for undergraduate and graduate students, is a gentle and self-contained introduction to the concepts and main tools for the characterization of deterministic chaotic systems, with emphasis to statistical approaches. The second part can be used as a reference by researchers as it focuses on more advanced topics including the characterization of chaos with tools of information theory and applications encompassing fluid and celestial mechanics, chemistry and biology. The book is novel in devoting attention to a few topics often overlooked in introductory textbooks and which are usually found only in advanced surveys such as: information and algorithmic complexity theory applied to chaos and generalization of Lyapunov exponents to account for spatiotemporal and non-infinitesimal perturbations. The selection of topics, numerous illustrations, exercises and proposals for computer experiments make the book ideal for both introductory and advanced courses. Contents: First Encounter with Chaos; The Language of Dynamical Systems; Examples of Chaotic Behaviors; Probabilistic Approach to Chaos; Characterization of Chaotic Dynamical Systems; From Order to Chaos in Dissipative Systems; Chaos in Hamiltonian Systems; Chaos and Information Theory; Coarse-Grained Information and Large Scale Predictability; Chaos in Numerical and Laboratory Experiments; Chaos in Low Dimensional Systems; Spatiotemporal Chaos; Turbulence as a Dynamical System Problem; Chaos and Statistical Mechanics: Fermi-Pasta-Ulam a Case Study. Readership: Students and researchers in science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology) and engineering. Key Features    Provides a unified presentation of fundamental and advanced research topics in nonlinear physics Accessible to graduate students and of interest to researchers in physics, engineering, biology and mathematics Emphasizes the importance of probabilistic and scale-dependent descriptions of chaotic phenomena Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$88 £66 S$136

480pp 978-981-4277-65-5 981-4277-65-7

by Zoltán Neufeld (University College Dublin, Ireland) & Emilio Hernández-García (Spanish Higher Research Council CSIC & University of the Balearic Islands, Spain) Many chemical and biological processes take place in fluid environments in constant motion — chemical reactions in the atmosphere, biological population dynamics in the ocean, chemical reactors, combustion, and microfluidic devices. Applications of concepts from the field of nonlinear dynamical systems have led to significant progress over the last decade in the theoretical understanding of complex phenomena observed in such systems. This book introduces the theoretical approaches for describing mixing and transport in fluid flows. It reviews the basic concepts of dynamical phenomena arising from the nonlinear interactions in chemical and biological systems. The coverage includes a comprehensive overview of recent results on the effect of mixing on spatial structure and the dynamics of chemically and biologically active components in fluid flows, in particular oceanic plankton dynamics. Contents: Introduction to Fluid Flows; Mixing in Fluids; Ecological and Chemical Models; Reaction-Diffusion Models; Decay Type Reactions in Flows; Autocatalytic Processes in Flows; Oscillatory and Complex Behavior in Flows. Readership: Physicists, applied mathematicians, chemical engineers and marine ecologists. Key Features • • • Covers the latest developments in the field of chemical and biological activity in fluid flows with emphasis on the dynamical systems representation Concisely introduces the basic concepts of fluid dynamics, turbulence and nonlinear dynamics Gives a cross-disciplinary view of the subject with applications in various fields including geophysical flows, marine ecology, nonlinear chemistry and combustion Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$77 £58 S$119

300pp 978-1-86094-699-8 1-86094-699-2

Published by Imperial College Press and distributed by World Scientific Publishing Co.

BLACK HOLES An Introduction (Second Edition)
by Derek Raine & Edwin Thomas (University of Leicester, UK) This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates as a useful stepping-stone to the advanced literature. The book provides an accessible introduction to the exact solutions of Einstein’s vacuum field equations describing spherical and axisymmetric (rotating) black holes. The geometry and physical properties of these spacetimes are explored through the motion of particles and light. The use of different coordinate systems, maximal extensions and Penrose diagrams is explained. The association of the surface area of a black hole with its entropy is discussed and it is shown that with the introduction of quantum mechanics black holes cease to be black and can radiate. This result allows black holes to satisfy the laws of thermodynamics and thus be consistent with the rest of physics. In this new edition the problems in each chapter have been revised and solutions are provided. The text has been expanded to include new material on wormholes and clarify various other issues. Contents: Relativistic Gravity; Spherical Black Holes; Rotating Black Holes; Black Hole Thermodynamics; Wormholes and Time Travel; Astrophysical Black Holes; Solutions to Problems. Readership: Lecturers, advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in physics, astronomy and mathematics. Key Features     A compact and accessible introduction to the subject Provides material at the appropriate level for students who previously had to rely on single chapters in textbooks on general relativity for an introduction to black holes Contains problems and solutions that enhance student's understanding of each chapter A quantitative explanation of Hawking radiation without quantum field theory Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$51 £38 S$79

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DID TIME BEGIN? WILL TIME END? Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred
by Paul H Frampton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) Although everyone is familiar with the concept of time in everyday life and has probably given thought to the question of how time began, recent scientific developments in this field have not been accessible in a simple understandable form. This book is important as it presents to readers current ideas about the role of time in theoretical cosmology. Recent observational discoveries, especially that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating, have revolutionized the understanding of the energy content of the universe. This development leads to new possibilities for the beginning and end of cosmological time. This book emphasizes the notion of entropy and describes how it is theoretically possible that the universe may end in a finite time or that time can cycle and never end. Provided here is twenty-first century scientific knowledge, written by one of the world's most eminent theoretical physicists, that will better enable the public to discuss further the fascinating idea of time. It is ideally suited also for young people considering a career in scientific research. Contents: Why do Many Other Scientists Believe Time Began at a Big Bang?; Smoothness of the Universe; Structure in the Universe; Dark Matter and Dark Energy; Composition of the Universe’s Energy; Possible Futures of the Universe; Advantages of Cyclic Cosmology; Summary of Answers to the Questions: Did Time Begin? Will Time End? Readership: Professional non-scientists to high school students considering a career in science. Key Features   It is the only book giving a fully up-to-date description of theoretical cosmology It is written by a well-known theoretical physicist who has contributed useful and important pieces of the cosmological puzzle Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$28 £21 S$28

116pp 978-981-4280-58-7 981-4280-58-5


OPTICAL TURBULENCE Astronomy Meets Meteorology
Proceedings of the Optical Turbulence Characterization for Astronomical Applications Sardinia, Italy 15 – 18 September 2008 edited by Elena Masciadri (Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Italy) & Marc Sarazin (European Southern Observatory, Germany) This book collects most of the talks and poster presentations presented at the "Optical Turbulence — Astronomy meets Meteorology" international conference held on 15–18 September, 2008 at Nymphes Bay, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. The meeting aimed to deal with one of the major causes of wavefront perturbations limiting the astronomical high-angularresolution observations from the ground. The uniqueness of this meeting has been the effort to attack this topic in a synergic and multidisciplinary approach promoting constructive discussions between the actors of this science — the astronomers, meteorologists, physicists of the atmosphere and the experts in adaptive optics and interferometry techniques whose main goal is to correct, in real-time, the wavefront perturbations induced by atmospheric turbulence to restore at the telescope foci the best available image quality. Contents: Optical Turbulence in High Angular Resolution Techniques in Astronomy (J M Beckers); Optical Turbulence Profiles at CTIO from a 12-Element Lunar Scintillometer (P Hickson et al.); High Resolution SLODAR Measurements on Mauna Kea (T Butterley et al.); How We Can Understand the Antarctic Atmospheric? (J W V Storey et al.); The Paranal Surface Layar (J Melnick et al.); Introduction to Data Assimilation in Meteorology (P Brousseau & L Auger); The Mauna Kea Weather Center: A Case for Custom Seeing Forecasts (T Cherubini et al.); Dealing with Turbulence: MCAO Experience and Beyond (R Ragazzoni et al.); Future-Look Science Operations for the LBT (R F Green); Surface Layer SLODAR (J Osborn et al.); and other papers. Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and physicists working in the field of astronomy. 416pp 978-1-84816-485-7 1-84816-485-8 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$118 £89 S$183

World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics – Vol. 41

edited by N H March (Oxford University, UK & University of Antwerp, Belgium) & G G N Angilella (Università di Catania, CNISM & INFN, Italy) This book provides a comprehensive review of seminal as well as recent results in the theory of condensed phases, including liquid metals, quantum liquids and Wigner crystals, along with selected applications, especially in the physical chemistry of molecules and clusters. A large part of this work is dedicated to the Thomas–Fermi semiclassical approximation for molecules and condensed phases, and its extension to inhomogeneous electron liquids and liquid metals. Correlation effects in quantum liquids and Wigner crystallization are other areas of focus of this work, with an emphasis towards the effect of low dimensionality and magnetic fields. The volume is a collection of reprints by N H March and collaborators over five decades. Contents: Quantal Electron Crystals; Structure, Forces and Electronic Correlation Functions in Liquid Metals: Nuclear Structure Factor and Pair Potentials in Some sp Liquid Metals; Electronic Correlation Functions in Liquid Metals; One-Body Potential Theory of Molecules and Condensed Matter: Thomas–Fermi Semiclassical Approximation; Transcending Thomas–Fermi Theory; Applications of One-Body Potential Theory: Local and Non-local. Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in theoretical physics; condensed matter theorists and quantum chemists. 904pp 978-981-4271-77-6 981-4271-77-2 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$158 £119 S$245

by B G Sidharth (B M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India) This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments. When particle physics stagnated in the early seventies, a new development emerged — String Theory. For the past 25 years, String Theory, popularly called the ―Theory of Everything‖, has mesmerized not just scientists, but also the general public. Yet a closer scrutiny today reveals that it is no more than a mathematical marvel. It has neither predicted anything nor has it been anywhere near verification. We are essentially where we were in the early seventies. Another chronic problem that Einstein had abandoned was the unified description of his theory of General Relativity that deals with the Universe at large and Electromagnetism which is to do with particles. Such a description is necessary even if it warrants a radical departure from our time-honoured ideas of space and time. A bright spot has now appeared in Cosmology. Iconoclastic observations in the past years have shown that the Universe is actually accelerating, driven by a mysterious Dark Energy. This book takes the lay reader through these uncharted waters and mind-boggling developments on an unimaginable journey from the ultra small to the farthest stretches conceivable, via such imagination defying concepts as extra dimensions and multiple universes. Contents: The Lord is Subtle, But Defies Commonsense!; You Can Be Younger Than Your Grandson; God Does Not Play Dice, or Does He?; Time is Running Backwards Isn’t It?; On a Collision Course; Law Without Law; When the Universe Took a U Turn. Readership: Students and academics interested in theoretical physics and history of science. “This book impressively summarizes in simple words, for any curious mind, a history of physics up to its current and widest challenges. Any reader interested in the foundations of physics will particularly enjoy the second part, where the author shakes some of the great theoretical temptations that may have plagued physics lately. Sidharth's plea against the totalitarian trend, even in physics, might be sketched as follows: reductionism must reach its ultimate goal by totally reducing itself, renormalization by renormalizing itself and superstring theory by strangling itself in order to open an era for physics more open and tolerant to new ideas, especially when those bring paths towards possible experimental refutation.” Dr Philippe Journeau Head of Research, Discinnet Labs, Paris 200pp 978-981-4277-81-5 981-4277-81-9 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$58 £44 S$58


World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics – Vol. 78


An Introduction to Perturbative Methods in Gauge Theories (Third Edition)
by T Muta (Fukuyama University, Japan) This volume develops the techniques of perturbative QCD in great pedagogical detail starting with field theory. Aside from extensive treatments of the renormalization group technique, the operator product expansion formalism and their applications to short-distance reactions, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to gauge theories. Examples and exercises are provided to amplify the discussions on important topics. This is an ideal textbook on the subject of quantum chromodynamics and is essential for researchers and graduate students in high energy physics, nuclear physics and mathematical physics. Contents: Introduction: General Survey; Quarks and Color; Need for Asymptotic Freedom; Notation and Conventions; Elements of Quantum Chromodynamics: Gauge Principle; Quantization; Feynman Rules; Regularization; Renormalization; Renormalization Group Method: Renormalization Group; Renormalization Group Equations; Solution of the Renormalization Group Equations; Asymptotic Freedom; Anomalous Dimensions; Operator Product Expansion: Operator Products; Operator-Product Expansion in Perturbation Theory; Coefficient Functions; Physical Applications: Total Cross Section for e+e– Annihilations; Deep Inelastic Lepton-hadron Scatterings; Renormalization-Scheme Dependence; Jets; Factorization and the Drell-Yan Process; Infrared Divergence: One-loop Example; Proof of the Soft-photon Cancellation in QED; General Arguments for Infrared Cancellations. Readership: Researchers and graduate students in high energy physics, nuclear physics and mathematical physics. Key Features • • • • Highlights a detailed description of the basic features of QCD as the non-abelian gauge field theory The standard book that provides the fundamental techniques of the perturbative approach in QCD Gives a survey of the phenomenological application of perturbative QCD Provides a systematic approach to the renormalization group method Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$86 £65 S$133

400pp 978-981-279-353-9 981-279-353-4 978-981-279-354-6(pbk) 981-279-354-2(pbk)




Proceedings of the 23rd Lake Louise Winter Institute 2008

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

18 – 23 February 2008

edited by Alan Astbury (University of Victoria, Canada), Alexander Penin, Faqir Khanna, Roger Moore & Andrzej Czarnecki (University of Alberta, Canada) This book contains pedagogical lectures on both theoretical and experimental particle physics, cosmology, and atomic trap physics. Numerous additional contributions provide up-to-date information on new experimental results from accelerators, underground laboratories, and nuclear astrophysics. This combination of pedagogical talks and topical short discussions presents a comprehensive amount of information and latest developments to researchers. Contents: New Physics and the LHC (G Altarelli); Very High Energy Cosmic Rays: Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory (C E Covault); Neutrinos at Lake Louise (S Davidson); Physics Impact of the Tevatron (D C O’Neil); Cosmology and the LHC (V Rubakov); CMK Angle Measurements from BABAR (J M Anderson); An Overview of Top Quark Analyses from the CMS Collaboration (J Andrea); Heavy Quark Production at HERA and Heavy Quark Contributions to the Proton Structure Function (D Bartsch); ATLAS Commissioning and Physics with Early Data (P J Bell); Search for Heavy Stable Charged Particles at CMS (J Chen); A High-Sensitivity Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation at Fermilab (E C Dukes); Prospects for CP Violation Studies at LHCb (V V Gligorov); Measurements of 3 (γ) at Belle (Y Horii); High PT Jets and Photons at DØ (Z Hubacek); SUSY Search at ATLAS (Y Kataoka); Neutrino Physics with the IceCube Detector (J Kirkyluk); Determination of the 0 + Strong Phase in D → K  Using Quantum-Correlated Measurements (A Lincoln); Results on Top Quark Physics at DØ (Y Peters); Quarkonium Production and Polarisation with Early Data at ATLAS (D D Price); and other papers. Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in high energy physics (HEP), astrophysics and atomic physics. 428pp 978-981-4280-93-8 981-4280-93-3 Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$128 £96 S$198

FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS A Memorial Volume for Wolfgang Kummer
edited by Daniel Grumiller, Anton Rebhan (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) & Dimitri Vassilevich (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil & St Petersburg State University, Russia) This memorial volume on the work of Wolfgang Kummer brings together articles devoted to the history of high energy physics with detailed coverage on the scientific concepts and scientific institutions, in particular CERN — and the underlying physics involved. Covering recent advances and developments as well as giving a reminiscent overview in two rapidly evolving fields of high energy/particle physics, and gravitational physics, the commemorative volume contains more than 20 original invited paper contributions — which will appear for the first time in print — from eminent and renowned physicists who interacted and collaborated with Wolfgang Kummer, including Physics Nobel Laureate Jack Steinberger. Wolfgang Kummer was president of the CERN council from 1985 to 1987, among his numerous eminent academic and administrative positions which he held during his illustrious career. This volume also aims to demonstrate and highlight Wolfgang Kummer’s significant contribution to the foundational work in gauge field theory, particle physics, and quantum gravity, and the tremendous impact leading to cutting-edge findings and advances at LHC. Contents: Gauge Field Theory and Particle Physics: Noncovariant Gauges at Zero and Nonzero Temperature (P V Landshoff); Non-Relativistic Bound States: The Long Way Back from the Bethe–Salpeter to the Schrödinger Equation (A Vairo); Distended/Diminished Topologically Massive Electrodynamics (S Deser); Dynamical Spin (P G O Freund); Quantum Corrections to Solitons and BPS Saturation (A Rebhan et al.); Gauging Noncommutative Theories (H Grosse & M Wohlgenannt); Topological Phases and Contextuality Effects in Neutron Quantum Optics (H Rauch); First Class Constrained Systems and Twisting of Courant Algebroids by a Closed 4-Form (M Hansen & T Strobl); Some Local and Global Aspects of the Gauge Fixing in Yang–Mills-Theories (D N Blaschke et al.); Frozen Ghosts in Thermal Gauge Field Theory (P V Landshoff & A Rebhan); Classical and Quantum Gravity: Wolfgang Kummer and the Vienna School of Dilaton (Super-)Gravity (L Bergamin & R Meyer); Order and Chaos in Two Dimensional Gravity (R B Mann); 2-D Midisuperspace Models for Quantum Black Holes (J Gegenberg & G Kunstatter); Global Solutions in Gravity. Euclidean Signature (M O Katanaev); Thoughts on the Cosmological Principle (D J Schwarz); When Time Emerges (C Faustmann et al.); Towards Noncommutative Gravity (D V Vassilevich); 5 Superembedding Approach to Superstring in AdS5 X S Superspace (I A Bandos); Heterotic (0,2) Gepner Models and Related Geometries (M Kreuzer); Canonical Analysis of Cosmological Topologically Massive Gravity at the Chiral Point (D Grumiller et al.); Wolfgang Kummer and the Physics Community: Wolfgang Kummer at CERN (H Schopper); Wolfgang Kummer and the Little Lost Lane Boy (K Lane); Mitigation of Fossil Fuel Consumption and Global Warming by Thermal Solar Electric Power Production in the World’s Deserts (J Steinberger); (My) Life with Wolfgang Kummer (M Schweda); Schubert in Stony Brook and Kinks in Vienna (P van Nieuwenhuizen). Readership: Scientists, researchers, graduates and undergraduates interested in high energy, particle or gravitational physics. Key Feature • The Memorial Volume contains exclusively invited original texts appearing in print for the first time, including contributions by Stanley Deser, Peter G O Freund, Roman Jackiw, Peter Landshoff, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, Herwig Schopper, Jack Steinberger and Walter Thirring Pub. date: Sept 2009 US$98 £74 S$152

424pp 978-981-4273-07-7 981-4273-07-4

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