New eBook Announcement | Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics: An Historic-Axiomatic Approach





This is not just another textbook about quantum mechanics as it presents quite a novel, axiomatic path from classical to quantum physics. The novelty begins with the description of classical mechanics, which rests on Euler’s and Helmholtz’s rather than Newton’s or Hamilton’s representations. Special attention is paid to the commons rather than to the differences between classical and quantum mechanics. Schrödinger’s 1926 forgotten demands on quantization are taken seriously; therefore, his paradigm ‘quantization as eigenvalue problem’ is replaced with Einstein’s idea of ‘quantization as selection problem’. The Schrödinger equation is derived without any assumptions about the nature of quantum systems, such as interference and superposition, or the existence of a quantum of action, h. The use of the classical expressions for the potential and kinetic energies within quantum physics is justified.

A doubtless benefit of this textbook is its extensive reference to original texts. This includes many details that do not enter contemporary representations of classical mechanics, although these details are essential for understanding quantum physics.

Another benefit consists in that it addresses not only students and scientists, but also teachers and historians; it sheds new light on the history of ideas and notions. The level of mathematics is seldom higher than that of the common (Riemannian) integral. Basic notions and quantities are carefully introduced; steps like “It can be shown, that textellipsis…” or ‘It’s sink or swim’ are successfully avoided.

“From Newton to Planck and even more. The mix of exacting physics, biography and history exhibits its quite own charm and quickly fascinates the reader – in particular, when nowadays physical equations and the historical literature are so masterly interwoven as the paramount historical figures with their epochal works.” (Carsten Hansen, review on

“I would like to express my thank to the author for this book. It contains an impressive and comprehensible derivation and representation of quantum physics. Due to his approach, I have eventually found an approach that is acceptable for me and not purely formal. The way from classical to quantum physics is impressively understood. Using a profound knowledge of the historical literature, including the original texts, the Schroedinger equation is derived through an extension of Euler’s and Helmholtz’s representations of classical mechanics to non-classical systems. It is the concentration on the commons rather than on the differences between classical and quantum systems that makes this approach reasonable. Moreover, this makes the interpretation and meaningfulness of the quantum-mechanical models and concepts clearly visible.” Read out the full version here

eBook | Arduino and SCILAB based Projects


The primary objective of writing this book is to provide a platform for the beginners to get started with Arduino and its interfacing with SCILAB. The book provides the basic knowledge of the programming and interfacing of the devices with Arduino and SCILAB.

This book provides basics to advanced knowledge of Arduino and its interfacing with input/output devices (display devices, actuators, sensors), communication modules (RF modem, Zigbee) and SCILAB. This would be beneficial for the people who want to get started with embedded system projects. It provides embedded system based on Arduino with simulation, programming and interfacing with SCILAB, all at a single platform. Arduino interfacing with SCILAB with and without Arduino_1.1 packages are included. Basics of the Arduino are covered in section-A, section-B covers interfacing with Scilab Arduino_1.1 package and section-C covers projects without Scilab Arduino_1.1 package. Read out the full version here.


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eBook | A Blueprint for the Hard Problem of Consciousness

Why we need a blueprint for consciousness

The enigma of how consciousness rises from biological phenomena has perplexed scientists, leading some of the greatest minds, including Nobel Laureates Leon Cooper, Francis Crick, Gerald Edelman, Eric Kandel, and Charles Sherrington, to conclude that answering this question is one of the greatest challenges in science. As Shallice [1] concludes, “The problem of consciousness occupies an analogous position for cognitive psychology as the problem of language behavior does for behaviorism, namely, an unsolved anomaly within the domain of the approach”.

Similarly, Chalmers [2] states, “We know consciousness far more intimately than we know the rest of the world, but we understand the rest of the world far better than we understand consciousness”. The puzzle of “consciousness-and-the-brain,” or of the “mind-body” problem, is often ranked as one of the top two unanswered scientific questions [3].

When speaking about consciousness, we are referring to its most basic form, the kind falling under the rubrics of ‘subjective experience,’ ‘qualia,’ ‘sentience,’ ‘basic awareness,’ and ‘phenomenal state.’ This basic form of consciousness has been best defined by Nagel [4], who claimed that an organism has basic consciousness if there is something it is like to be that organism—something it is like, for example, to be human and experience pain, love, or breathlessness. Similarly, Block [5] claimed, “the phenomenally conscious aspect of a state is what it is like to be in that state”. Read out the full version here.


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eBook | Thyroid Ultrasonography and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: A Practical Guide and Picture Atlas

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Samer El-Kaissi, Jack R. Wall


Disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands are common and neck ultrasonography has stood the test of time and established itself as the primary imaging modality of not only the thyroid gland but also of the parathyroid glands and cervical lymph nodes. When clinically indicated, neck ultrasonography is invaluable and can be seen as an extension of the physical examination. It is performed in the office without any patient preparation and allows the physician to carry-out ultrasound-guided biopsies of anterior and lateral neck structures. Physicians who are not personally performing neck ultrasonography and ultrasound guided-procedures still need to be quite familiar with the ultrasound features of the normal and abnormal thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and cervical lymph nodes. This is particularly important as there is a wide variation in the standards of neck ultrasonography reporting.

The authors of this book are Endocrinologists with an interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders, who have been performing neck ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided procedures of the neck for more than 15 years. When we set out to write this book, our aim was to provide a basic introduction to neck ultrasonography and to allow the reader to quickly search for relevant information about the ultrasound feature or condition in question. To aid with this task, we tried to include as many ultrasound images as possible and to limit the amount of text as we believe in the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This book would be a useful tool for endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, cytopathologists, ultrasonographers and other health care workers with an interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Read out the full version here.

eBooks Press Release — NEWS |The Seventh Volume of Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Alzheimer Disorders Covers Critical Discussions on AD Biochemistry & New Therapies

This book is by Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman, Published on: November 2, 2018.



Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Alzheimer Disorders will be of particular interest to readers interested in drug therapy of this specific neurodegenerative condition and related brain disorders as the series provides relevant reviews written by experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research..

The seventh volume of this series features chapters covering critical discussions on AD biochemistry and new therapies. The reviews in this volume include:

The fourth volume of the series brings seven reviews covering these topics:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • ASS234: A New and Promising Anti-Alzheimer Agent
  • Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Research
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Proteasome: The Therapeutic Development and Management
  • Alzheimer´s Disease: Fundamental Concepts, Novel Findings and Therapeutics Outcomes Coming from the Ca2+/cAMP Signalling Interaction
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: An Approach for Non-Pharmacological Therapies
  • Past and Present Drug Development for Alzheimer’s Disease

About the Author:

Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1080 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 751 research publications, 37 international patents, 69 chapters in books and 221 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world’s leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products, Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, 54 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades.

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, Deep brain stimulation, ASS234, drug discovery, Alzheimer’s Disease and Proteasome, Non-Pharmacological Therapies, Deug development, neurodegenerative disorders, Brain neuromodulation, Hippocampus, Wnt signaling pathway.


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eBook | Phytochemicals in Vegetables: A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds


Phytochemicals in Vegetables A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds



Spyridon A. Petropoulos, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Lillian Barros


Vegetables play a crucial role in the human diet, being relevant contributors to the intake of micronutrients (i.e., vitamins and minerals) and dietary fiber and prebiotics, as well as occasionally of digestible carbohydrates and proteins (e.g., tubers and pulses). Furthermore, beyond their nutrient composition, vegetables contain a range of non-essential bioactive compounds (i.e., phytochemicals), among which carotenoids and polyphenols, including flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes, lignans or tannins, are prominent, with others such as glucosinolates (in Brassicaceae), cysteine sulfoxides (in Allium species) or betalains (in beets) having more limited distribution.

Phytochemicals have attracted much attention in recent times as they may provide additional health benefits to the consumption of vegetables and other plant foodstuffs. The dietary intake of these compounds has been related with the prevention of some chronic and degenerative diseases that constitute major causes of death and incapacity in developed countries, such as cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes, some types of cancers or neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Nowadays it is considered that phytochemicals contribute, at least in part, for the protective effects of fruit and vegetable-rich diets, so that the study of their role in human nutrition has become a central issue in food research. Read out the full version here.

eBook | Redefining University Leadership for the 21st Century



Christina Chow, Clement Leung


This is the authors’ second book on universities in the 21st century, and it couldn’t come at a more relevant time, when public confidence in higher education is fading. With rising graduate unemployment, bloated administrative costs and student dissatisfaction, it’s no surprise that people are questioning the value of a degree, not to mention the university’s viability as an institution. If the essential work of teaching and research is to continue, the management model must change – and that begins with an honest examination of a university’s function and purpose.

In this marvelously insightful book, the authors offer some valuable strategies to help university leaders and students succeed in this uncertain era, when technology and artificial intelligence make knowledge rapidly redundant. They show us how thinking and behaviour need to change, from the top down. This book gets to the heart of what makes a great university – and one that can survive. Read out the full version here.

E-BOOK – Magnetic Resonance in Studying Natural and Synthetic Materials





Victor V. Rodin


“Water, Water, Everywhere” begins a famous quatrain by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Indeed, there is no chemical compound more ubiquitous or more crucial to all aspects of life on Earth. Most familiar is water in its liquid form, a material that is a near-universal solvent. Sea water, a solution of inorganic salts in water, represents more than 95% of the water on the surface of the planet. While water molecules are essential to life, many aspects of their involvement in biological structures and processes are not fully understood.

Formed from a single oxygen atom and two hydrogens, the physical and chemical properties of water are often anomalous if the hydrogen compounds of the elements surrounding oxygen in the periodic table are considered. For example, water (H2O) is a liquid at room temperature and atmospheric pressure while the compounds NH3, HF and H2S are gases under the same conditions. The anomalous properties of water result from intermolecular dipolar and hydrogen-bonded interactions that are peculiarly potent in pure water and account for this liquid’s ability to function so effectively as a solvent. The same types of interactions often lead to water molecules being found within organized three-dimensional structures of living and inanimate materials where they have specific structural roles that go beyond those of a mere solvent.

Many experimental methods have been applied to the study of water as a solvent or as a part of an assembled structure. Given that water contains hydrogen atoms with their spin ½ nuclei, it is no surprise that proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) has been at the forefront of efforts to understand the chemistry of water wherever it is found. Proton NMR can provide information about the stability of organized structures and indications of the time rate(s) of change of these. Such changes might include rearrangement of three-dimensional aspects (such as conformational motions) or change in relative positions through rotational and translational diffusion.

In this volume, Dr. Rodin presents results from his laboratory and those of others that exemplify information that can be obtained about water molecules contained within organized but non-crystalline materials using proton NMR. These efforts appropriately have employed various relaxation, multiple quantum filtered, translational diffusion and imaging experiments. The systems examined range from synthetic (polyacrylates) and natural polymers (collagen and silk) to intact wood and inorganic cements. These reports nicely demonstrate to the reader the current state of the art in applying these powerful NMR experiments to the systems mentioned.


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E-BOOK – Comprehensive Maxillofacial Osteomyelitis







It is my honor and pleasure to write this foreword for Dr. Deepak Gupta’s book on osteomyelitis of the jaw bones. It takes a lot of time to make a decision to write a text book for clinicians and it takes even more efforts and energy to finish it.

The topic of this text book is well chosen and well considered and contributes to the dental and medical profession. Even in the era of abundant use of antibiotics, osteomyelitis is still an issue, which can lead to debilitating and disfiguring lesions in the maxillofacial region, as early diagnosis is a key. With patients and doctors being more mobile and moving to different parts of the world, it is important now that the doctors recognize the pathology, which they may have never seen in their home country.

The information and expert material in this book are paramount for dental clinicians as this manuscript contains crucial information about the pathology, aetiology and the therapy or treatment approach for patients with osteomyelitis lesions. Information about which diagnostic imaging modalities can and should be used is also nicely illustrated and backed up with qualitative literature.


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E-BOOK – Male Infertility: An Integrative Manual of Western and Chinese Medicine





As mankind has entered the 21st century, the natural ecological and social environment on Earth has undergone major changes, people’s ideas of their own health have also been constantly updated, which makes modern medicine facing more challenges.

Andrology is a new science that studies the structure and function, physiology and pathology of male reproductive system. It is a branch of medical science that combines the basic and clinical research, and involves multidisciplinary mutual penetration. In recent years, great progress has been made in treatment of the male reproductive disorders and sexual dysfunction.

Male infertility is a complex problem, it can be only solved by bringing together medical wisdom and clinical experience of people all over the world.


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