About this series
Springer Handbooks maintain the highest standards of references in key areas of the physical and applied sciences for practitioners in industry and academia, as well as graduate students.
Designed to be useful and readable desk reference books, but also prepared in various electronic formats, these titles allow fast yet comprehensive review and easy retrieval of essential reliable key information. Springer Handbooks cover methods, general principles, functional relationships and fundamental data and review established applications.
All Springer Handbooks are edited and prepared with great care by editors committed to harmonizing the content. All chapters are written by international experts in their field.