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The following books have been received in the offices of The Industrial Physicist. Comments and questions may be addressed to Cynthia Cummings, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843; tel. 301-209-3004; fax 301-209-0842; e-mail ccumming@aip.org.

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Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application. T. J. Cox, P. D’Antonio. Spon Press, New York, 2004. 405 pp. $159.95 hb ISBN 0-415-29649-8.
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Advances in Condensed Matter and Materials Research. Vol. 5. F. Gerard, ed. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2004. 239 pp. $98.00 hb ISBN 1-59033-801-4.
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Applications of Evolutionary Computation in Chemistry. R. L. Johnston, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 184 pp. $169.00 hb ISBN 3-540-40258-6.
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Auxiliary Signal Design for Failure Detection. S. L. Campbell, R. Nikoukhah. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004. 202 pp. $39.95 hb ISBN 0-691-09987-1.
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Beamed Energy Propulsion. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 702. 2nd International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, Sendai, Japan, October 20-23, 2003. K. Komurasaki, ed. American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, 2004. 561 pp. $175.00 hb ISBN 0-7354-0175-6.
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Carbon Nanotubes: Basic Concepts and Physical Properties. S. Reich, C. Thomsen, J. Maultzsch. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2004. 215 pp. $130.00 hb ISBN 3-527-40386-8.
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Ceramic Materials and Multilayer Electronic Devices. Proc. High Strain Piezoelectric Materials, Devices, and Applications and Advanced Dielectric Materials and Multilayer Electronic Devices Symposia, held at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, April 27-30, 2003, Nashville, TN. K. M. Nair et al., eds. American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, 2004. 486 pp. $129.00 hb ISBN 1-57498-205-2.
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Characterization I. Molecular Sieves: Science and Technology. Volume 4. H. G. Karge, J. Weitkamp, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 606 pp. $450.00 hb ISBN 3-540-64335-4.
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Chemical–Mechanical Planarization of Semiconductor Materials. M. R. Oliver, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 425 pp. $149.00 hb ISBN 3-540-43181-0.
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Classical Relativistic Electrodynamics: Theory of Light Emission and Application to Free Electron Lasers. T. Shiozawa. Springer- Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 233 pp. $129.00 hb ISBN 3-540-20623-X.
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Colloidal Ceramic Processing of Nano-, Micro-, and Macro-Particulate Systems. Proc. Colloidal Ceramic Processing: Nano-, Micro-, and Macro-Particulate Systems, held at the 105th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 27-30, 2003, Nashville, TN. W.-H. Shih, Y. Hirata, W. Carty, eds. American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, 2004. 148 pp. $109.00 hb ISBN 1-57498-211-7.
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Concepts of Classical Optics. J. Strong. Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2004. 692 pp. $34.95 pb ISBN 0-486-43262-9.
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Depolarizing Collisions in Nonlinear Electrodynamics. I. V. Yevseyev, V. M. Yermachenko, V. V. Samartsev. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2004. 318 pp. $119.95 hb ISBN 0-4152-8416-3.
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Differential Forms in Electromagnetics. I. V. Lindell. Wiley-Interscience, Hoboken, NJ, 2004. 253 pp. $99.95 hb ISBN 0-471-64801-9.
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Dissipative Phenomena in Condensed Matter: Some Applications. S. Dattagupta, S. Puri. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 308 pp. $149.00 hb ISBN 3-540-20381-8.
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DNA Computing. 9th International Workshop on DNA Based Computers, DNA9, Madison, WI, June 1-3, 2003, revised papers. J. Chen, J. Reif, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 224 pp. $47.00 pb ISBN 3-540-20930-1.
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Electronic Structure: Basic Theory and Practical Methods. R. M. Martin. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. 624 pp. $75.00 hb ISBN 0-521-78285-6.
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Evolution and Structure of the Internet: A Statistical Physics Approach. R. Pastor-Satorras, A. Vespignani. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. 267 pp. $60.00 hb ISBN 0-521-82698-5.
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Fabrication of Long-Length and Bulk High-Temperature Superconductors. Proc. Fabrication of Long-Length and Bulk High- Temperature Superconductors, held at the 105th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 27-30, 2003, Nashville, TN. R. Meng et al., eds. American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, 2004. 186 pp. $109.00 hb ISBN 1-57498-204-4.
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Granular Materials: Fundamentals and Applications. S. J. Antony, W. Hoyle, Y. Ding, eds. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, U.K., 2004. 371 pp. $279.00 hb ISBN 0-85404-586-4.
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High-Energy Electron Diffraction and Microscopy. L.-M. Peng, S. L. Dudarev, M. J. Whelan. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 535 pp. $144.50 hb ISBN 0-19-850074-2.
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High-Pressure Shock Compression of Solids VII: Shock Waves and Extreme States of Matter. V. E. Fortov, R. F. Trunin, L. V. Al’tshuler, A. I. Funtikov, eds. Springer- Verlag, New York, 2004. 531 pp. $169.00 hb ISBN 0-387-20575-6.
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Impurities in Semiconductors: Solubility, Migration, and Interactions. V. I. Fistul. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2004. 435 pp. $129.95 hb ISBN 0-415-30831-3.
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The Langevin Equation: With Applications to Stochastic Problems in Physics, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering. 2nd edition. W. T. Coffey, Yu. P. Kalmykov, J. T. Waldron. World Scientific, River Edge, NJ, 2004. 678 pp. $118.00 hb ISBN 981-238-462-6.
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Long-Wavelength Infrared Semiconductor Lasers. H. K. Choi, ed. Wiley-Interscience, Hoboken, NJ, 2004. 395 pp. $99.95 hb ISBN 0-471-39200-6.
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Mathematical Physics: A Popular Introduction. F. Bitter. Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2004. 188 pp. $12.95 pb ISBN 0-486-43501-6.
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Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2002. Proc. conference held at the National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, Nov. 25-28, 2002. H. Niederreiter, ed. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2004. 459 pp. $139.00 pb ISBN 3-540-20466-0.
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Principles of Quantum Computation and Information. Volume I: Basic Concepts. G. Benenti, G. Casati, G. Strini. World Scientific, River Edge, NJ, 2004. 256 pp. $58.00 hb $34.00 pb ISBN 981-238-830-3 hb ISBN 981-238-858-3 pb.
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