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1. Cambridge University Press :

Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry and Habitability

by Jack J. Lissauer and Imke de Pater

A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging new textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The authors provide an overview of our current knowledge and discuss some of the unanswered questions at the forefront of research in planetary science and astrobiology today. They combine knowledge of the Solar System and the properties of extrasolar planets with astrophysical observations of ongoing star and planet formation, offering a comprehensive model for understanding the origin of planetary systems. The book concludes with an introduction to the fundamental properties of living organisms and the relationship that life has to its host planet. With more than 200 exercises to help students learn how to apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for a one-semester or two-quarter course for undergraduate students.

CONTENTS

1 Introduction

2 Dynamics

3 Physics and Astrophysics

4 Solar Heating and Energy Transport

5 Planetary Atmospheres

6 Surfaces and Interiors

7 Sun, Solar Wind and Magnetic Fields

8 Giant Planets

9 Terrestrial Planets and the Moon

10 Planetary Satellites

11 Meteorites

12 Minor Planets and Comets

13 Planetary Rings

14 Extrasolar Planets

15 Planet Formation

16 Planets and Life

Appendices

2.Princeton University Press:

Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics

by Kip S. Thorne and Roger D. Blandford

This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn’t: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists. Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book provides an invaluable reference for researchers.

– Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics

– Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools

– Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real-world applications

– Takes applications from fundamental, experimental, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology

– Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations

– Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index

– An online illustration package is available to professors