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Nuclear Physics 2
Nuclear Physics 2 explores the applications of various radioisotopes for dating and nuclear medicine imaging. It introduces the theoretical and experimental facts from the observation of the red shift in the spectrum of galaxies (1913), and the discovery of the cosmic microwave background (1965) that led to the validation of the Big Bang model, through which all known chemical elements are created via nucleosynthesis processes. This introduction is followed by a description of the nuclear reactions involved in primordial, stellar, and explosive. The principles of carbon14, potassiumargon, uraniumthorium and uraniumprotactinium dating, along with the principles of lead210, caesium137 and beryllium7 radiochronometers applied to dating, are also described. An overview of the birth of nuclear medicine is given, from the first use of radioisotopes as tracers in plant biology in 1913, to the development of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in 1975. The method of synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals, quality control of radiopharmaceuticals and the experimental methods of the determination of radiochemical purity are presented. The description of the principles of PET and SinglePhoton Emission Tomography (SPECT), the presentation of the different radioisotopes used in TEMPS and PET, as well as the presentation of the main scintigraphies and their uses in nuclear medicine conclude the topics studied. [256 Pages, Hardcover]
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Nuclear Physics 3
Nuclear Physics 3 presents the applications of various radioisotopes in nuclear medicine, with a focus on radiological imaging methods such as Xrays, gamma scintigraphy  PET  MRI and ultrasound, which do not exploit the properties of radiopharmaceuticals. The book then presents the physicochemical and pharmacological properties of radiopharmaceuticals labeled with 99mTc, 201Tl, 18mKr, 18F and the radioisotopes 123I, 125I and 131I used in nuclear medicine. The production chains for the radiotracers studied, as well as their main emissions, are then described in detail, followed by a study of the clearance mechanisms of the radiopharmaceuticals under consideration. Finally, the book describes the principles of myocardial, pulmonary, bone, thyroid, renal and gastric emptying scans using the properties of the radiotracers studied, as well as the principles of prostate brachytherapy using iodine125 implants and prostate chemotherapy. [288 Pages, Hardcover]
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Gravitation
This book discusses in great detail the best theory of gravitation known to date: Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Based on this theory, Gravitation examines compact objects (including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes) and gravitational waves, and then explores the importance of relativity in cosmology, the Big Bang and the organization of structure in the universe. Many practical examples are also provided throughout the book. [352 Pages, Hardcover]
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Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics, Solutions Manual
This is a solutions manual to accompany Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics This textbook supplements, modernizes, and updates thermodynamics courses for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students by introducing the contemporary topics of statistical mechanics such as molecular simulation and liquidstate methods with a variety of realistic examples from the emerging areas of chemical and materials engineering. Current curriculum does not provide the necessary preparations required for a comprehensive understanding of these powerful tools for engineering applications. This text presents not only the fundamental ideas but also theoretical developments in molecular simulation and analytical methods to engineering students by illustrating why these topics are of pressing interest in modern hightech applications. [320 Pages, Softcover]
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Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics
Bridge the gap between thermodynamic theory and engineering practice with this essential textbook Thermodynamics is a discipline which straddles the fields of chemistry, physics, and engineering, and has long been a mainstay of undergraduate and graduate curricula. Conventional thermodynamics courses, however, often ignore modern developments in statistical mechanics, such as molecular simulation methods, cooperative phenomena, phase transitions, universality, as well as liquidstate and polymer theories, despite their close relevance to both fundamental research and engineering practice. Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics fills this gap with an essential book that applies uptodate statisticalmechanical techniques to address the most crucial thermodynamics problems found in chemical and materials systems. It is ideally suited to introduce a new generation of researchers and molecular engineers to modern thermodynamic topics with numerous cuttingedge applications. From Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics readers will also find: * An introduction to statisticalmechanical methods including molecular dynamics simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, as well as the molecular theories of phase transitions, classical fluids, electrolyte solutions, polymeric materials, and more * Illustrative examples and exercise problems with solutions to facilitate student understanding * Supplementary online materials covering the basics of quantum mechanics, density functional theory, variational principles of classical mechanics, intermolecular interactions, and many more subjects Fundamentals and Practice in Statistical Thermodynamics is ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in chemical engineering, biomolecular engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and all related scientific subfields of physics and chemistry. [768 Pages, Hardcover]
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