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A Theory of the Drone
A Theory of the Drone
Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nuclear warfare has American military strategy been the subject of discussion in living rooms, classrooms, and houses of worship. Yet as this groundbreaking new work shows, the full...
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, and economics. Digital computer...

Reason in Action (Collected Essays, Vol. 1)
Reason in Action (Collected Essays, Vol. 1)

Reason in Action collects John Finnis' work on the theory of practical reason and moral philosophy. The essays in the volume range from foundational issues of meta-ethics to the practical application of natural law theory to ethical problems such as nuclear deterrence, obscenity and free speech, and abortion and cloning.
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Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians
Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians

"An excellent primer on medical imaging for all members of the medical profession . . . including non-radiological specialists. It is technically solid and filled with diagrams and clinical images illustrating important points, but it is also easily readable . . . So many outstanding chapters . . . The book uses little mathematics...

Schaum's Outline of Biology, Third Edition (Schaum's Outline Series)
Schaum's Outline of Biology, Third Edition (Schaum's Outline Series)
Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information...

Physicists on Wall Street and Other Essays on Science and Society
Physicists on Wall Street and Other Essays on Science and Society

Over the years, Jeremy Bernstein has been in contact with many of the world’s most renowned physicists and other scientists, many of whom were involved in politics, literature, and language. In this diverse collection of essays, he reflects on their work, their personal relationships, their motives, and their contributions. Even for...

Hilbert Space Operators in Quantum Physics (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)
Hilbert Space Operators in Quantum Physics (Theoretical and Mathematical Physics)
Some praise for the previous edition:

“I really enjoyed reading this work. It is very well written, by three real experts in the field. It stands quite alone....” (John R. Taylor, Professor of Physics and Presidential Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado at Boulder)

This course-tested book explains in detail the theory...

Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons (Graduate Texts in Physics)
Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons (Graduate Texts in Physics)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons is a textbook which emphasizes the importance of advanced quantum mechanics for materials science and all experimental techniques which employ photon absorption, emission, or scattering. Important aspects of introductory quantum mechanics are covered in the first seven chapters to make...

Lights On!: The Science of Power Generation
Lights On!: The Science of Power Generation

Power generation is a relatively recent concern because humans had little need for sustained power until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Today, modern civilization is wholly dependent on the production and distribution of power. Without it, our way of life would be extinguished.

In Lights On!, Mark Denny reveals the...

Electronics: A Systems Approach (3rd Edition)
Electronics: A Systems Approach (3rd Edition)

Electronics represents one of the most important, and rapidly changing, areas of engineering. It is used at the heart of a vast range of products that extends from mobile phones to computers, and from cars to nuclear power stations. For this reason, all engineers, scientists and technologists need a basic understanding of such systems, while...

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Sustainable World)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Sustainable World)

The next several years will see a massive emergence of hydrogen fuel cells as an alterative energy option in both transportation and domestic use. The long-range expectation is that hydrogen will be used as a fuel, produced either from renewable energy, fossil, or nuclear sources, offering an environmentally acceptable and efficient source of...

The Next Wave in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies
The Next Wave in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies
Brown et al. (2004) (see also Reed 1994 and Skroch 2004) model the
completion of an adversarial nation’s nuclear-weapons program using
general techniques of PERT. (See PERT 1958 and Malcolm et al. 1959
for the original descriptions of PERT, and see Moder et al. 1983 for a
comprehensive review.) Brown et al. (2004) ask the
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