# Search Results for "alchemy-dover-books-on-engineering"

## Alchemy

**Author**: E. J. Holmyard**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**048615114X**Category:**Science**Page:**320**View:**9345

Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated.

## Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers

**Author**: Royal Eugene Collins**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486402291**Category:**Science**Page:**385**View:**3725

Practical, readable text focuses on fundamental applied math needed by advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to deal with physics and engineering problems. Covers elementary vector calculus, special functions of mathematical physics, calculus of variations, and much more. Excellent self-contained study resource. 1968 edition.

## Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering

**Author**: James J. Carberry**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486417363**Category:**Technology & Engineering**Page:**642**View:**1941

Designed to give chemical engineers background for managing chemical reactions, this text examines the behavior of chemical reactions and reactors; conservation equations for reactors; heterogeneous reactions; fluid-fluid and fluid-solid reaction systems; heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic kinetics; diffusion and heterogeneous catalysis; and analyses and design of heterogeneous reactors. 1976 edition.

## The Red Book of Mathematical Problems

**Author**: Kenneth S. Williams,Kenneth Hardy**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486694153**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**174**View:**9082

Handy compilation of 100 practice problems, hints, and solutions indispensable for students preparing for the William Lowell Putnam and other mathematical competitions. Problems suggested by a variety of sources: Crux Mathematicorum, Mathematics Magazine, The American Mathematical Monthly and others. Preface to the First Edition. Sources. 1988 edition.

## Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

**Author**: Stanley J. Farlow**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486134733**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**414**View:**3940

Practical text shows how to formulate and solve partial differential equations. Coverage of diffusion-type problems, hyperbolic-type problems, elliptic-type problems, numerical and approximate methods. Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.

## De Re Metallica

**Author**: Georgius Agricola**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486318397**Category:**Science**Page:**672**View:**7645

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.

## Crucibles

*The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission*

**Author**: Bernard Jaffe**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486141845**Category:**Science**Page:**384**View:**2398

Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

## The Mysteries of Modern Alchemy

*A Peek into the World of High Pressure*

**Author**: Charles Christoe**Publisher:**epubli**ISBN:**3737592594**Category:**Philosophy**Page:**N.A**View:**1758

While preparing to carve an unusual sculpture from a stump in his front yard, a professor of physics is interrupted by two first-year students at the university where he teaches. When the students ask him about his project, the professor describes the future sculpture as a three-dimensional representation of the way a sample of each chemical element reacts when high static pressure is applied to it. That is not at all what the students were expecting to hear. They somewhat reluctantly agree to sign up for a consultation hour with the professor so that he can explain the concept in greater detail. Over a period of several weeks the professor explains the basic ideas underlying the sculpture to the two students. They become familiar with the notion of equations of state and state diagrams for elemental solids. As it turns out, the sculpture is a three-dimensional representation of state diagrams for each of the elements. With time, the students learn to appreciate the amount of knowledge that is contained in the professor’s art. At no time, however, does the professor resort to formal, mathematical theory to predict the behavior of solids under high pressure. Like that of the ancient alchemists, the students’ learning is based primarily upon observation. Eventually, the two are even able to explain the essential features of the professor’s now-completed sculpture to their less informed friends. In the end, the students are left with a genuine sense of achievement at having observed the natural world in a way that few others have. They feel “enlightened” in the true alchemical sense of the word and ready to begin their own individual journeys into the modern world of science and philosophy.

## Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics

**Author**: D. P. Craig,T. Thirunamachandran**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486135632**Category:**Science**Page:**336**View:**5789

Self-contained, systematic introduction examines application of quantum electrodynamics to interpretation of optical experiments on atoms and molecules and explains the quantum theory of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter.

## First-order Logic

**Author**: Raymond M. Smullyan**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486683706**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**158**View:**7149

Considered the best book in the field, this completely self-contained study is both an introduction to quantification theory and an exposition of new results and techniques in "analytic" or "cut free" methods. The focus in on the tableau point of view. Topics include trees, tableau method for propositional logic, Gentzen systems, more. Includes 144 illustrations.