Since I've been thinking about soap films a lot lately, I'll start with a few of my favorite soap film books mentioned in Self Assembly.
Modeling MEMS and NEMS is ultimatley about continuum mechanics. Here's a few of the great books on continuum theory that I turn to constantly.
I love books, and as any book lover will tell you, it's almost as much fun sharing a great book as it reading it in the first place. If you've read Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together or Modeling MEMS and NEMS , you've probably realized that even in my writing, I can't resist recommending good books. I do however, only recommend books that I have read and found useful. At the left, you'll find links to some of the books I've learned the most from while writing both Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together and Modeling MEMS and NEMS. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Each month I'll update this spot with the
book I'm most enamored with at the moment. I'll try and restrict my attention to
This months' feature is the book Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena by de Gennes et. al. It's a really nice introduction to capillarity, especially to the physical and experimental aspects of the subject. I've recommended it to all of my students working in the area. I think it will get bumped up to required reading status for my newest students. Enjoy.