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Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering by Antonio Luque and Steven Hegedus

Handbook Photovoltaic Science and Engineering


Antonio Luque and Steven Hegedus

Very Nice Book

1 Status, Trends, Challenges and the Bright Future of Solar Electricity
from Photovoltaics

2 Motivation for Photovoltaic Application and Development

3 The Physics of the Solar Cell

And many more very nice chapters related to PV technology.


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Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics: Fundamentals and Applications

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics: Fundamentals and Applications

Edited by:
Tom Markvart and Luis Castafier

Photovoltaics is about to celebrate 50 years of its modern era. During this time,
the industry has grown from small satellite power supplies to utility-scale
systems that are now routinely installed in many countries of the world.
Solar cells capable of producing power in excess of 500
MW were manufactured
in 2002, providing electricity to a variety of applications ranging from
small consumer products, power systems for isolated dwellings and remote
industrial equipment to building-integrated solar arrays and megawatt-size
power stations.
PracticaI Handbook of Photovoltaics addresses the need for a book that
summarises the current status of know-how in this field.
It represents a detailed
source of information across the breadth of solar photovoltaics and is
contributed to by top-level specialists from all over the world. Over
references, bibliographies and web sites guide the reader to further details, be it
specific information for industrial production and research or a broad overview
for policy makers. Thirty-seven chapters in the handbook cover topics from
fundamentals of solar cell operation to industrial production processes, from
molecular photovoltaics to system modelling, from a detailed overview of solar
radiation to guidelines for installers and power engineers, and from architectural
integration of solar cells to energy payback,
C02 emissions and photovoltaic
markets. Appendices include extensive bibliography and lists
of standards,
journals and other sources of information which can be found in a printed or
electronic form.
The main credit for this handbook must
go to the 47 contributors who have
produced a unique compilation of the contemporary knowledge in photovoltaic
science and technology.
Our thanks go
to our families for their patience and support without which
this book would have never seen the light of day.
Luis Castafier
Tom Markvart


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Classical Mechanics by Goldstein free download_3rd edition

Classical Mechanics by Goldstein free download

In physicsclassical mechanics (also known as Newtonian mechanics) is one of two major sub-fields of mechanics. The other sub-field is quantum mechanics. Classical mechanics is concerned with the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces. The study of the motion of bodies is an ancient one, making classical mechanics one of the oldest and largest subjects in scienceengineering and technology.[1][2][3] though textbook authors often consider Newtonian mechanics, along with Lagrangian mechanics and Hamiltonian mechanics, as the three main formalisms of classical mechanics.

Classical mechanics describes the motion of macroscopic objects, from projectiles to parts of machinery, and astronomical objects, such as spacecraftplanetsstars and galaxies. Within classical mechanics are sub-fields, including those that describe the behavior of solidsliquids and gases. Classical mechanics provides extremely accurate results when studying large objects and speeds not approaching the speed of light. When the objects being examined are sufficiently small, it becomes necessary to introduce the other major sub-field of mechanics: quantum mechanics. This sub-field adjusts the laws of physics of macroscopic objects for the atomic nature of matter by including the wave–particle duality of atoms and molecules. When neither quantum nor classical mechanics apply, such as at the quantum level with high speeds, quantum field theory (QFT) becomes applicable



poole & Safko

This is a textbook about classical mechanics written by Herbert Goldstein. The scope of the book is undergraduate and graduate level. Since its first publication in 1950, it has been one of the standard references in its subject around the world.

Before the death of Herbert Goldstein in 2005, a new third edition of the book was released, with the collaboration of Charles P. Poole and John L. Safko. In the third edition, the book covers in great detail Newtonian mechanics and its reformulation analytical mechanics, as well as special relativity and some classical electromagnetism in some detail (including the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations), a brief discussion on general relativity, and chapter on chaos theory and fractals. There is an appendix on group theory.


  1. Classic Mechanics (1st ed.). Addison-wesley. 1951. p. 399. ASIN B000OL8LOM.
  2. Clssic Mechanics (2nd ed.). Addison-wesley. 1980. p. 672. ISBN 9780201029185.
  3. Goldstein, H.; Poole, C. P.; Safko, J. L. (2001). Classic Mechanics (3rd ed.). Addison-wesley. p. 680. ISBN 9780201657029.

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Books Section Mathematical Tools for Physicists by George L. Trigg

Mathematical Tools for Physicists

by George L. Trigg

Mathematical Tools for Physicists is a unique collection of 18 carefully reviewed articles, each one written by a renowned expert working in the relevant field. The result is beneficial to both advanced students as well as scientists at work; the former will appreciate it as a comprehensive introduction, while the latter will use it as a ready reference.
The contributions range from fundamental methods right up to the latest applications, including:
– Algebraic/ analytic / geometric methods
– Symmetries and conservation laws
– Mathematical modeling
– Quantum computation
The emphasis throughout is ensuring quick access to the information sought, and each article features:
– an abstract
– a detailed table of contents
– continuous cross–referencing
– references to the most relevant publications in the field, and
– suggestions for further reading, both introductory as well as highly specialized.
In addition, a comprehensive index provides easy access to the vast number of key words extending beyond the range of the headlines.


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Textbook & Monograph Writing Scheme for Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan

Textbook & Monograph Writing Scheme for Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan


The Textbook and Monograph Writing Scheme was created by the Higher Education Commission for the specific purpose of developing high quality literature and textbooks to support academic materials in the higher education sector. Through this scheme, HEC facilitates authors to write on a number of subject areas and disciplines relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate studies.


  • To promote academic writing skills.
  • To get intellectual input from writers on national issues.
  • To provide a platform for writers to explore and share their ideas and information.
  • To prepare and establish a solid team of authors at tertiary level.
  • To create a writers forum and arrange its annual meeting.
  • To make available low cost textbooks for students and teachers.
  • To develop monographs that shall provide incisive knowledge in core areas along with special topics.

1. Who can write?

This scheme is open for researchers and faculty members from HEC recognized public, private universities and R&D organizations across the country.

2. What topics can be covered?

Authors can choose from a diverse range of topics (keeping in view the HEC approved curricula) in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Agriculture, Engineering and Health Sciences. Writers can also choose to work on new and emerging fields such as IT, Robotics and Biotechnology.

3.  How to submit the proposals?

Interested authors who meet the eligibility criteria available on the website may submit theirs proposals (Soft & Hard copy only one) along with the following required documents to the Director Library, Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad:

  • Proposal submission form
  • Bio data form
  •  Outline for Proposal writing (textbook & monograph writing)
  •  Two (2) sample chapters
  • Table of contents
  • C.V
  • Similarity index certificate (generated in Turnitin) that should be less than 19%.

4.  What support does the HEC provide?

a)            Writing remuneration: The author is paid remuneration equivalent to Rs.100,000/- for a textbook(250-350 pages)for the M.A. /M.Sc. and Rs. 80,000/- at bachelor level. A writer aspiring to write a monograph at M.A./ M.Sc. level (150-250 pages) will be paid remuneration of Rs.80,000/ and Rs.70,000/- for monograph prepared for the B.A./B.Sc. students (150-250 pages). In case a monograph or a textbook is written by two or more authors, the remuneration will be distributed equally among them.


b)            Publication of writing: The Higher Education Commission will publish 500 copies of each monograph / textbook.  A hundred (100) copies will be provided to the author free of cost. 300 copies will be distributed as gratis amongst central libraries, departmental libraries of universities and post-graduate colleges of the public sector wherein the concerned subject is taught. The remaining 100 copies will be maintained in HEC for sale on individual demand of institutions, teachers and students that may also be delivered to the universities if needed.

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Books Section_A Guide to MATLAB for Beginners and Experienced Users

A Guide to MATLAB for Beginners and Experienced Users


Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman, Jonathan M. Rosenberg
with Kevin R. Coombes, John E. Osborn, and Garrett J. Stuck

Contents at a Glance
Preface page xiii
1 Getting Started

2  Basics 8
3 Interacting with MATLAB 31
Practice Set A: Algebra and Arithmetic 48
4 Beyond the Basics 50
5 Graphics 67
Practice Set B: Calculus, Graphics, and Linear Algebra 86
6 M-Books 91
7  Programming 101
8 SIMULINK and GUIs 121
9 Applications 136
Practice Set C: Developing Your  Skills
10 MATLAB and the Internet 214
11 Troubleshooting 218
Solutions to the Practice Sets 235
Glossary 299
Index 317
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Book Mathematics

Book Section_Handbook of Mathematical Formulas and Integral

Handbook of Mathematical Formulas and Integrals FOURTH EDITION 


Alan Jeffrey and Hui-Hui Dai


This book contains a collection of general mathematical results, formulas, and integrals that
occur throughout applications of mathematics. Many of the entries are based on the updated
fifth edition of Gradshteyn and Ryzhik’s ”Tables of Integrals, Series, and Products,” though
during the preparation of the book, results were also taken from various other reference works.
The material has been arranged in a straightforward manner, and for the convenience of the
user a quick reference list of the simplest and most frequently used results is to be found in
Chapter 0 at the front of the book. Tab marks have been added to pages to identify the twelve
main subject areas into which the entries have been divided and also to indicate the main
interconnections that exist between them. Keys to the tab marks are to be found inside the
front and back covers.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these tables and, whenever possible,
results have been checked by means of computer symbolic algebra and integration programs,
but the final responsibility for errors must rest with the author.

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Book Section_Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths

Introduction to Electrodynamics (4th Edition)


David J. Griffiths


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