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Title:Quantum Information Theory Mathematical Foundation
Author(s): Masahito Hayashi
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIII, 636 p. 24 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Invitation to Quantum Information Theory -- History of Quantum Information Theory -- The Structure of this Text -- Mathematical Formulation of Quantum Systems -- Information Quantities and Parameter Estimation in Classical Systems --
Quantum Hypothesis Testing and Discrimination of Quantum States -- Classical-Quantum Channel Coding (Message Transmission) -- State Evolution and Trace-Preserving Completely Positive Maps -- Quantum Information Geometry and Quantum
Estimation -- Quantum Measurements and State Reduction -- Entanglement and Locality Restrictions -- Analysis of Quantum Communication Protocols
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Keywords: Physics , Data structures (Computer science) , Information theory , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Quantum Computing , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory , Information and Communication, Circuits
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Title:Random Walks in the Quarter Plane Algebraic Methods, Boundary Value Problems, Applications to Queueing Systems and Analytic Combinatorics
Author(s): Guy Fayolle
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 248 p. 17 illus p.)
Contents:Introduction and History -- I The General Theory. - Probabilistic Background. - Foundations of the Analytic Approach. - The Case of a Finite Group -- II Applications to Queueing Systems and Analytic Combinatorics -- A Two-Coupled
Processor Model. - References
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Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematical statistics , Difference equations , Functional equations , Probabilities , Statistics , Mathematics , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Probability and Statistics in Computer Science , Difference and Functional Equations
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Title:The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands The People and the Politics
Author(s): Astrid Elbers
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 240 p. 40 illus., 8 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Radio Astronomy in the Netherlands -- Chapter 3: The Making of the Dwingeloo Radio Telescope. -Chapter 4: Joining Forces with the Belgiums -- Chapter 5: The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope --
Conclusion -- Index
ISBN:9783319490793
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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
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Title:Introduction to the Physics of Silicene and other 2D Materials
Author(s): Seymur Cahangirov
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 96 p. 52 illus., 51 illus. in color p.)
Contents:History of silicene -- Silicon versus carbon likes and dislikes -- Atomic structure and stability of silicene -- Electronic structure of silicene -- Various functionals and beyond DFT -- Experimental realization on substrates --
Atomic and electronic structure of 3x3 silicene on 4x4 Ag (111) -- Emergence of mysterious v3xv3 structures towards multilayer growth -- Dumbbell structure and growth kinetics -- Silicites layered allotropes of silicon
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Keywords: Physics , Solid state physics , Nanoscale science , Nanoscience , Nanostructures , Optical materials , Electronic materials , Nanotechnology , Materials , Thin films , Physics , Solid State Physics , Optical and Electronic Materials , Nanoscale Science and Technology , Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films , Nanotechnology
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Title:The Invention of Time and Space Origins, Definitions, Nature, Properties
Author(s): Patrice F Dassonville
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 176 p. 46 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- The Main Issues -- The Failure of Dialectics -- Reality, Concepts, and Models -- Origins of Time and Space -- Definitions and Nature of Time -- Definitions and Nature of Space -- Mathematical Properties of Time and
Space -- Historical Overview of Time and Space -- First Consequences of Non-Existence -- Conclusion -- Specific Glossary
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Keywords: Physics , History, Ancient , Ontology , Philosophy and science , Anthropology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Anthropology , Ontology , Ancient History
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Title:Charles Olivier and the Rise of Meteor Science
Author(s): Richard Taibi
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXXII, 497 p. 29 illus., 1 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1:Fortunes of War and Peace -- Chapter 2: Virginia's Astronomer -- Chapter 3: Young Charles -- Chapter 4: The1800 Leonids -- Chapter 5: Portrait of the Young Man as an Astronomer -- Chapter 6: Sojourn at Lick Observatory --
Chapter 7: Doctor of Philosophy -- Chapter 8: Starting Out -- Chapter 9: Friends at McCormick Observaotry -- Chapter 10: Society for Practical Astronomy -- Chapter 11: American Astronomical Society -- Chapter 12: American Association
of Variable Star Observers.-Chapter 13: The Weather Bureau -- Chapter 14: Hydrographic Office of the US Navy -- Chapter 15: New Members Join the American Meteor Society, 1915 to 1918 -- Chapter 16: Membership Roster 1915-1918.-Chapter
17: Outcomes of Olivier's Membership Efforts, 1911 to 1918 -- Chapter 18: Trans-Atlantic Controversy -- Chapter 19: W. F. Denning, A. S. Herschel, and Stationary Radiants -- Chapter 20: The First Assignment: Discredit Stationary
Radiants -- Chapter 21: Top Achievers 1914-1925 -- Chapter 22: Challenges for Olivier and the American Meteor Society -- Chapter 23: The Rise of Astrophysics -- Chapter 24: Membership roster 1919-1929 -- Chapter 25: Advances Made by
the American Meteor Society 1919-1929 -- Chapter 26: The Best of Times During the Worst of Times -- Chapter 27: The Man at Mid-Life -- Chapter 28: The Astronomer at Mid-Life -- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory Staff for the Leonids
-- Chapter 29: Organizing Observatory stff for the Leonids -- Chapter 30: Membership Roster 1930-1936 -- Chapter 31: How the Meteor Quest Was Won -- Chapter 32: What the AMS Accomplished -- Chapter 33: Citizen Scientists Caught Meteor
Fever -- Chapter 34: Contemporary Meteor Organizations in the United States -- Chapter 35: Outside the USA: A Survey of Meteor Astronomers and Organizations -- Chapter 36: Summing Up: Olivier at Mid-Life -- Chapter 37: Who Were These
Men and Women? Appendices -- Index
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Title:Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight
Author(s): Luc van den Abeelen
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 588 p. 187 illus., 97 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Origins: re-entry vehicles and orbital factories -- Getting serious: CNES develops a concept -- One or the other: selecting the prime contractor -- Safety rethink: the Challenger accident -- The road not taken: CNES decides against
Maia -- The Hague: adoption by ESA -- Ever growing: Hermes gains a module -- Competition and the others: spacecraft from around the world -- Shifting priorities: equipment relocations (1989-1990) -- The transatlantic scene: Freedom
struggles, Columbus and the DoD -- Buying time: the six-month extension of Phase 1 (1990) -- Outside influence: the costly fall of the Berlin Wall (1990-1991) -- Change at Munich: stretching the imagination (1991) -- Scaling down:
X-2000 and Russia to the rescue (1991-1992) -- Grenada: the end of the road (1992) -- Descendants: of astronauts and wings -- Space freighter for ISS: the promise of ATV -- Hermes’ legacy: a continued mission of sorts -- Keeping in
touch: the DRS satellites and Mission Control -- Staying cool: the thermal protection system -- In Orbit Infrastructure: Platforms and Space Stations -- Learning to fly: astronauts and their training -- Inside and out: the space suits
and escape systems -- Lift-off and getting home safely: preparation, launch and landing facilities -- Looking back: the Hermes experience -- Afterword -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
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Title:Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 530 p. 51 illus p.)
Contents:Philosophy: Śrīharṣa on the Indefinability of Time by Jonathan Duquette and Krishnamurti Ramasubramanian -- Why Spacetime Has a Life of its Own by James Robert Brown -- From Time to Time by Nathan Salmon -- Relativity Theory may not
have the last Word on the Nature of Time: Quantum Theory and Probabilism by Nicholas Maxwell -- Space as a Source and as an Object of Knowledge: The Transformation of the Concept of Space in the Post-Kantian Philosophy of Geometry by
Francesca Biagioli -- Space, Time and (how they) Matter by Valia Allori -- The Phenomenology of Space and Time: Husserl, Sartre, Derrida by Hans Herlof Grelland -- Time and Space in Ancient India, Pre­-Philosophical Period by Michael
Witzel and Nataliya Yanchevskaya -- Time in Physics and Time in Awareness by E. C. G. Sudarshan -- Physics: The Future’s Not Ours to See, by Tony Sudbury -- Nature’s Book Keeping System by Gerard ‘t Hooft -- An anomaly in space and
time and the origin of dynamics by Joan A. Vaccaro -- Spacetime and Reality: Facing the Ultimate Judge by Vesselin Petkov -- Hermann Weyl’s Space-Time Geometry and its Impact on Theories of Fundamental Interactions by Norbert Straumann
-- Space, Time, and Adynamical Explanation in the Relational Blockworld by W.M. Stuckey, Michael Silberstein, and Timothy McDevitt -- Matter, Space, Time, and Motion: A Unified Gravitational Perspective by C. S. Unnikrishnan --
Spacetime is Doomed by George Musser -- Mathematics: Geometry and Physical Space by Mary Leng -- The Geometry of Manifolds and the Perception of Space by Raymond O. Wells, Jr -- Topos Theoretic Approach to Space and Time by Goro C.
Kato -- Paradox? The Mathematics of Space-Time and the Limits of Human Understanding by Paul Ernest -- General Relativity, Time, and Determinism by James Isenberg -- “Now” has an infinitesimal positive duration by Reuben Hersh -- The
Fundamental Problem of Dynamics by Julian Barbour -- What’s wrong with the Platonic ideal of space and time? by Lorenzo Sadun -- Biology/Cognitive Science: Syntactic Space by Rajesh Kasturirangan -- Time measurement in living systems:
Human understanding and health implications by L Abhilash and Vijay Kumar Sharma -- The cellular space-the space of life by Pier Luigi Luisi -- The consciousness of space, the space of consciousness by Mauro Bergonzi and Pier Luigi
Luisi -- Time and Suffering (False metaphors, (de)synchronous times, and internal dynamics) by Norman Sieroka -- Evolutionary Time and the Creation of the Space of Life by Randall E. Auxier -- Computer Science: A computational
mathematics view of space, time and complexity by David H. Bailey and Jonathan M. Borwein -- The Black Hole in Mathematics by A. K. Dewdney -- Gödel’s Ontological Dreams by Gary Mar -- ‘Photographing the Footsteps of Time’: Space and
Time in Charles Babbage’s Calculating Engines by Doron Swade -- Gödel incompleteness and the empirical sciences by N. C. A. da Costa and F. A. Doria -- Miscellaneous: The Novel and the Map: Spatiotemporal Form and Discourse in Literary
Cartography by Robert T. Tally Jr -- Time, Space, and the Human Geographies of Opportunity by Donald G. Janelle -- Losing Time and Space: Experiencing Immersion by Diana J. Reichenbach. <
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Keywords: Physics , Epistemology , Metaphysics , Gravitation , Cosmology , Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Epistemology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Cosmology , Metaphysics
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Title:Information and Interaction Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge
Author(s):
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 212 p. 22 illus., 11 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Boundaries of Scientific Thought (I. Durham) -- Eddington’s Limits of Knowledge: The Role of Religion (M. Stanley) -- Eddington's Dream: A Failed Theory of Everything (H. Kragh) -- All Possible Perspectives: A (Partial) Defence of
Eddington's Physics (D. Rickles) -- Tracing the Arrows of Time (F. Weinert) -- Constructor Theory of Information (C. Marletto) -- On Participatory Realism (C. A. Fuchs) -- Toward Physical Realizations of Thermodynamic Resource Theories
(N. Y. Halpern) -- Merging Contradictory Laws: Imagining a Contructive Derivation of Quantum Theory (W. K. Wootters) -- Understanding the Electron (K. H. Knuth)
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Computing , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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Title:Quantum [Un]Speakables II Half a Century of Bell's Theorem
Author(s):
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 533 p. 200 illus., 87 illus. in color p.)
Contents:John Stewart Bell - The Man (M. Bell, A. Whitaker, R. A. Bertlmann) -- Bell's Theorem - Fundamental Issues (D. Mermin, C. Brukner, H. Wiseman, J. Bub, T. Rudolph, V. Scarani, M. Zukowski) -- Contextuality (A. Cabello, S. B. Kochen) --
Bell Inequalities - Theory (D. Bruß, L. Hardy, J.-A. Larsson, B. Hiesmayr) -- Quantum Topics (A. Acin, N. Gisin, D. Greenberger, M. Horne, V. Scarani) -- Entanglement Features (O. Gühne, B. Kraus) -- Neutron Interferometry (H. Rauch,
Y. Hasegawa) -- Bell Inequalities - Experiment (P. Kwiat, G. Weihs, J.-W. Pan, J. F. Clauser, M. Giustina, A. Zeilinger)
ISBN:9783319389875
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Title:Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s): Clifford J Cunningham
Date:2017
Edition:2nd ed. 2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 477 p. 326 illus., 137 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 A Disturbing Inclination -- Chapter 2 The Great Probability Debate -- Chapter 3 The Gold Medal -- Chapter 4 The Gauss Anagram -- Chapter 5 Hypothetical Planets -- Chapter 6 New Planets: The Transition from 1745 to 1804 --
Chapter 7 The Olbers Letters -- Chapter 8 The Gauss Letters.-Chapter 9 The Harding Letters -- Chapter 10 Herschel's Asteroids -- Chapter 11 Scientific Papers -- Chapter 12 Gauss: The Great Asteroid Treatises -- Appendices
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Keywords: Physics , History , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science , Planetology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron
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Title:Space Telescopes Capturing the Rays of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Author(s): Neil English
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XII, 312 p. 103 illus., 88 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Light: Nature's Great Information Superhighway -- Chapter 2: The Hubble Space Telescope - Tragedy and Triumph -- Chapter 3: Hubble - The People's Telescope -- Chapter 4: The Infrared Universe
-- Chapter 5: The Gamma Ray Universe -- Chapter 6: The Universe Through Ultraviolet Eyes -- Chapter 7: The X-Ray Universe -- Chapter 8: Probing the Microwave Sky -- Chapter 9: Empire of the Sun -- Chapter 10: Measuring the Heavens --
Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: The James Webb Space Telescope -- Useful Websites on Space Telescopes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
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Title:The Great Canoes in the Sky Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific
Author(s): Stephen Robert Chadwick
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XVII, 233 p. 181 illus., 149 illus. in color p.)
ISBN:9783319226231
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Title:Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo [electronic resource]
Author(s): Steve Brooks (ed.)
Andrew Gelman (ed.)
Date:2011
Edition:1st ed.
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Size:1 electronic resource (619 p)
Contents:Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo -- A short history of MCMC: subjective recollections from incomplete data -- Reversible jump MCMC -- Optimal proposal distributions and adaptive MCMC -- MCMC using Hamiltonian Dynamics -- Inference from simul ations and monitoring convergence -- Implementing MCMC: estimating with confidence -- Perfection within reach: exact MCMC sampling -- Spatial point processes -- The data augmentation algorithm: theory and methodology -- Importance sampling, simulated temp ering, and umbrella sampling -- Likelihood-free MCMC -- MCMC in the analysis of genetic data on related individuals -- An MCMC=based analysis of a mulitlevel model for functional MRI data -- Partially collapsed Gibbs sampling and path-adaptive metropolis- hastings in high-energy astrophysics -- Posterior exploration for computationally intensive forward models -- Statistical ecology -- Gaussian random field models for spatial data -- Modeling preference changes via a Hidden Markovltem response theory model -- Parallel Bayesian MCMC imputation for multiple distributed lag models: a case study in environmental epidemiology -- MCMC for state-space models -- MCMC in educational research -- Applications of MCMC in fisheries science -- Model comparison and simul ation for hierarchical models: analyzing rural-urban migration in Thailand.
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Keywords: Markov processes , Monte Carlo method
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Title:In Sputnik's Shadow : The President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America
Author(s): Zuoyue Wang
Date:2008
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
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Contents:American public science, 1863-1945 -- The origins of technological skepticism, 1945-1950 -- Mobilizing science for the Korean War under Truman, 1950-1952 -- Science and the national security state under Eisenhower, 1952-1957 -- Eisenhower, Sputnik, and the creation of PSAC, 1957 -- PSAC and the launching of NASA, 1957-1960 -- Military technology, 1957-1960 -- The search for a nuclear test ban, 1957-1960 -- The politics of big science, 1957-1960 -- The control of science policy under Eisenhower, 1957 -1960 -- Science at the new frontier under Kennedy, 1960-1963 -- Responding to Rachel Carson's Silent spring, 1962-1963 -- Testing the limits, 1961-1963 -- Scientists for Johnson, 1964 -- PSAC, the Vietnam War, and the ABM debate, 1964-1968 -- The politic s of technological dissent under Nixon, 1969-1973.
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Keywords: Science and state, United States, History, 20th century.
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Title:Fermilab [electronic resource]: physics, the frontier, and megascience
Author(s): Adrienne W. Kolb
Lillian Hoddeson
Catherine Westfall
(Fermilab)
Date:2008
Publisher:University of Chicago Press: Chicago
Size:1 online resource (497 p.)
Contents:The call of the frontier -- An American dream -- The several hundred GeV accelerator, 1959-1963 -- The Berkeley design, 1963-1965 -- Midwest passage, 1965-1967 -- A new frontier on the Illinois prairie -- Wilson's vision -- Constructing the ring, 1968-1972 -- A user's paradise, 1968-1978 -- Beyond the horizon : the energy doubler, 1967-1978 -- The road to megascience -- Lederman's vision -- Completing the doubler, 1978-1984 -- Bigger science : experiment strings, 1970-1988 -- Megascience realized : colliding beams, 1967-1989 -- The super collider affair -- Epilogue: Light on the horizon, 1989-1995
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Keywords: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory History , Particle accelerators - Research - United States , Particles (Nuclear physics) - Research - United States
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Title:Using the engineering literature
Author(s): Bonnie A. Osif (ed.)
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed.
Publisher:CRC Press
Size:580 p
Contents:Introduction -- General engineering resources -- Minorities in engineering -- Aeronautical and aerospace engineering -- Agricultural and food engineering -- Architectureal engineering -- Bioengineering -- Chemical engineering -- Civil engineering -- Computer engineering -- Electrical and elctronics engineering -- Engineering education -- Environmental engineering -- History of engineering -- Industrial engineering -- Materials science and and engineering -- Mechanical engineering -- Mining engineerin g -- Nuclear engineering -- Petroleum engineering and refining -- Transportation engineering
ISBN:9781439850022
Keywords: Engineering , Technical literature
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Title:Rise of the rocket girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Author(s): Nathalia Holt
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Date:2016
Publisher:New York: Little, Brown and Company
Size:338 p.
Contents:January 1958 : Launch day -- Part I. 1940s. Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Part II. 1950s. Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Part III. 1960s. Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Part IV. 1970s-today. Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl
ISBN:9780316338929
Keywords: History , Women mathematicians , Women in computer science , Women computer programmers , Women mathematicians , History , Women computer programmers , History , Rocketry , History , Astronautics , History
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Title:A history of engineering and science in the Bell system. S. Millman, editor. Prepared by members of the technical staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Author(s): Inc Bell Telephone Laboratories
Date:1983
Size:2
Keywords: Engineering History.
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Title:History of vacuum science and technology : a special volume commemorating the 30th anniversary of the American Vacuum Society, 1953-1983
Author(s): Theodore E. Madey
Date:1984
Publisher:Published for the AVS by the American Institute of Physics, New York, N.Y
Size:168
ISBN:0883184370
Keywords: Vacuum technology History.
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Title:La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré, les astronomes, et les géodésiens
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (2 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-7643-8293-3
Contents:Introduction au Volume 3 -- Textes: Oskar Backlund -- Benjamin Baillaud -- Marcel Bertrand -- Guillaume Bigourdan -- Roland Bonaparte -- Robert Bourgeois -- Henry Bourget -- Martin Brendel -- Octave Callandreau -- Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier -- Wil liam Henry Mahoney Christie -- Nicolæ Coculesco -- Louis Joseph Auguste Commines de Marsilly -- Eugène Cosserat -- George Howard Darwin -- Henri Deslandres -- Hervé Faye -- Camille Flammarion -- Wilhelm Julius Foerster -- Maurice Fouché -- Hugo Gyldé n -- Philippe Hatt -- Friedrich Robert Helmert -- GeorgeWilliam Hill -- Jules Janssen -- Jean Pierre Charles Lallemand -- Albert-Auguste Cochon de Lapparent -- Aimé Laussedat -- Auguste Lebeuf -- AleksandrMikhailovich Liapunov -- Anders Lindstedt -- Norm an Lockyer -- Edgar Odell Lovett -- GeorgeWilliam Myers -- Simon Newcomb -- Henri Joseph Perrotin -- Rodolphe Radau -- Karl Schwarzschild -- Martial Simonin -- Thorvald Nicolai Thiele -- François-Félix Tisserand -- Aloys Verschaffel -- Le Bureau
des longitudes -- Documents divers -- Compléments au Volume 2 -- Bibliographie
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History of Science
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Title:Bayesians Versus Frequentists A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning
Author(s): Jordi Vallverdú
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (110 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-48638-2
Contents:Some Questions to Begin with -- Ancient Statistics History in a Nutshell -- The Bayesian Approach and its Evolution until the Beginning of 20th Century -- A Conceptual Reply to Reverend Bayes: the Frequentist Approach -- The Co-evolution, Battles a nd Fights of Both Paradigms -- The Birth of Multicausality as the Death of Causality and Their Statistical Corollaries.- Natural vs. Artificial Minds and the Supercomputing Era -- And the Winner is... -- References
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Keywords: Philosophy , History , Philosophy and science , Mathematics , Statistics , Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History of Mathematical Sciences , History of Science , Statistical Theory and Methods
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Title:Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device
Author(s): Jian-Liang Lin
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (141 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-48447-0
Contents:A Sketch of Ancient Western Astronomy -- Ancient Astronomical Instruments -- Amazing Discovery of Archaeology -- Modern Reconstruction Research -- Reconstruction Design Methodology -- Reconstruction Designs of the Calendrical
Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Lunar Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Solar Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Planetary Subsystem -- Reconstruction Designs of the Moon Phase Display Device -- Assembly
Work and Models
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Keywords: Physics , History , Science education , Machinery , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Machinery and Machine Elements , Science Education , History of Science
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Title:Survival under Uncertainty An Introduction to Probability Models of Social Structure and Evolution
Author(s): Dimitri Volchenkov
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-39421-3
Contents:Introduction -- Subsistence in Uncertainty -- Time and Institutions -- Inequality and the Laws of supply and demand -- Decision making under uncertainty -- Capitalization of uncertainty: stochastic theory of advantage -- Doubly
stochastic branching process as a model of natural selection -- Human history as a stochastic process -- The stochastic model of social conformity and political instability -- Random walks over political regimes : History seems to
never end -- Urbanization failure and a fission chain reaction of states
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and social sciences , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Complexity, Computational , Social structure , Social inequality , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Social Structure, Social Inequality , Philosophy of the Social Sciences , Societal Aspects of Physics , Complexity
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Title:The NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal User's Guide
Author(s): James L Chen
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (153 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-32539-2
Contents:Preface -- Chapter 1: A Brief History of Computerized Telescope Mounts for Amateurs -- Chapter 2: A Review of Celestron GoTo Computerized Telescopes -- Chapter 3: Introduction to the Celestron NexStar Evolution and Sky Portal --
Chapter 4: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and SkyPortal App -- Chapter 5: Basic Operation of the Celestron NexStar Evolution and NexStar+ Hand Control -- Chapter 6: Lessons Learned in Using the Celestron NexStar
Evolution and SkyPortal -- Chapter 7: Introduction to the SkyPortal WiFi Module -- Chapter 8: Advanced WiFi Tricks -- Chapter 9: Accessories for the Celestron NexStar Evolution -- Chapter 10: Mounting Other Optical Tubes on the NexStar
Evolution Mounts -- Chapter 11: Maintenance and Care of the NexStar Evolution Mounts and Electronics -- Appendix 1: Troubleshooting Checklist -- Appendix 2: Celestron Timeline -- Appendix 3: Celestron NexStar Evolution
Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications -- Appendix 4: Messier Catalog -- Appendix 5: The Caldwell Catalog -- Appendix 6: Selected Non-Messier Catalog NGC Objects -- Appendix 7: The Herschel 400 -- Appendix 8: Current Sky Portal
WiFi Module Compatible Celestron Mount Specifications -- Appendix 9: Glossary -- Bibliography -- Biographies -- Index
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Title:The Demons of Science What They Can and Cannot Tell Us About Our World
Author(s): Friedel Weinert
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31708-3
Contents:I. Thought Experiments: Thought Experiments in Ancient Greece -- What Thought Experiments Represent -- Models and Thought Experiments -- The Function of Thought Experiments -- What Thought Experiments Tell Us and Don’t Tell Us About
the World -- Enter the Demons -- II. Laplace's Demon: Laplace’s Demon: Causal and Predictive Determinism -- Causality, Determinism and the Block Universe -- The Time-Reversal Invariance of Fundamental Laws -- Determinism and Its
Implications -- Determinism and Free Will -- What Laplace's Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- III. Maxwell's Demon: Local and Cosmic Arrows of Time -- Maxwell’s Demon -- Loschmidt’s Demon: Reversibility and
Irreversibility -- Indeterminism -- Indeterminism and Free Will -- Entropy -- The Past-Future Asymmetry -- What Maxwell’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the World -- IV. Nietzsche's Demon: The Eternal Recurrence of Events --
Landsberg’s Demon -- Physical and Phenomenal Time -- The Evolution of the Universe -- Time and Change -- Is There a Master Arrow of Time? -- What Landsberg’s Demon Tells Us and Does not Tell Us About the Arrows of Time.
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Cosmology , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science in Physics , Cosmology
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Title:Physics: The Ultimate Adventure
Author(s): Ross Barrett
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (25 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-31691-8
Contents:The Whats and Wherefores of Physics -- Dramatis Personae (The Actors) -- Is Physics an Exact Science? -- Newton and Beyond -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Electromagnetism and Cracks in the Edifice of Classical Physics
-- Relativity -- Quantum Mechanics -- Atomic and Nuclear Physics -- Fields and Particles -- Cosmology -- Complexity -- Conclusions and Philosophical Implications
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Continuum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Physics , Popular Science in Physics , Classical Continuum Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
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Title:Energy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization
Author(s): Robert Ayres
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (120 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30545-5
Contents:Preface -- Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of People -- Part I. -- A Brief History of Ideas: Energy, Entropy and Evolution -- The Cosmos, the Sun and the Earth -- The Origin of Life -- Energy, Water, Climate and Cycles -- Summary of
Part I: From the “Big Bang” to Nutrient Cycles -- Part II -- Energy and Technology -- The New World – and Science -- Energy, Technology and the Future -- Part III -- Mainstream Economics and Energy -- New Perspectives on Capital, Work,
and Wealth -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Energy in Growth Theory -- References
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Keywords: Physics , Energy policy , Energy and state , Thermodynamics , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Economics , Natural resources , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Energy Policy, Economics and Management , Economic Systems , Thermodynamics , Natural Resource Economics
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Title:Analytical Methods for Nonproliferation
Author(s): Edward C Morse
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (100 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29731-6
Contents:Introduction -- Nuclear Proliferation -- The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism -- Interdiction of Nuclear Material -- 2. Nuclear Explosives -- History -- Device Physics -- Special Nuclear Material -- 3. Signatures and Background --
Simplified Transport Calculations -- The Radiation Background -- Problems -- 4. Detection Statistics -- Classical and Bayesian Statistics -- Counting Statistics -- Confusion Matrices -- Receiver Operating Characteristics -- Application
of Bayesian Statistical Methods -- Pulse Shape Discrimination as an Example of Binary Classification -- Problems -- 5. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle -- Mining and Chemical Processing of Uranium -- UF6 Conversion and Enrichment -- Post-Reactor
-- Conversion of Military Materials -- Waste Management -- Enrichment Technologies -- Reactors and Proliferation -- Problems -- 6. Nuclear Forensics -- Introduction -- Attribution Methods -- Analysis Tools -- Problems -- 7. Nuclear
Testing -- Introduction and History -- The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the International Monitoring System -- Radionuclide Monitoring -- Seismic Signals -- Hydroacoustic Monitoring -- Infrasonic Signatures -- Concluding Remarks
-- Problems -- 8. Active Interrogation -- Introduction -- Neutron Active Interrogation -- Photofission -- Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence -- Dose Considerations -- 9. Advanced Detection Technologies -- Introduction -- Advanced
Scintillator Materials -- Advanced Semiconductor Detectors -- Alternatives to 3HE -- Imaging Detectors -- Concluding Remarks -- Problems -- 10 -- Arms Control and Treaty Verification -- Introduction -- Neutron Multiplicity Counting --
Pu300, Pu600, and Pu900 Methods -- Neutron Imaging -- Neutrino Methods -- Concluding Remarks -- Problems -- 11. Public Policy and Proliferation -- Introduction -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- Nuclear
Nonproliferation Activities within the US Government -- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) -- A The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons -- The Atomic Energy Act -- The Area under the ROC Curve for Gaussian Probability
Distributions -- Index.
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Keywords: Physics , Nuclear energy , Nuclear physics , Physical measurements , Measurement , System safety , Nuclear engineering , Materials science , Physics , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Nuclear Energy , Characterization and Evaluation of Materials , Nuclear Engineering , Security Science and Technology , Particle and Nuclear Physics
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Title:Permutation Statistical Methods An Integrated Approach
Author(s): Kenneth J Berry
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (622 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28770-6
Contents:Preface -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Completely Randomized Data -- 3.Randomized Designs: Interval Data -- 4.Regression Analysis of Interval Data -- 5.Randomized Designs: Ordinal Data, I -- 6.Randomized Designs: Ordinal Data, II -- 7.Randomized Designs: N ominal Data -- 8.Randomized Designs: Nominal Data -- 9.Randomized Block Designs: Interval Data -- 10.Randomized Block Designs: Ordinal Data -- 11.Randomized Block Designs: Nominal Data -- Epilogue -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index
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Keywords: Statistics , History , Statistics , Statistical Theory and Methods , Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Mathematical Cultures The London Meetings 2012-2014
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (24 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5
Contents:Introduction -- Understanding the cultural construction of school mathematics -- Envisioning Transformations – The Practice of Topology -- Creative Discomfort: The Culture of the Gelfand Seminar at Moscow University -- Mathematical Culture and Mat hematics Education in Hungary in the XXth Century -- On the Emergence of a New Mathematical Object: an Ethnography of a Duality Transform -- What are we like… -- Mathematics as a social differentiating factor: men of letters, politicians and engineers i n Brazil through the Nineteenth Century -- “The End of Proof”? The integration of different mathematical cultures as experimental mathematics comes of age -- Diversity in Proof Appraisal -- What would the mathematics curriculum look like if instead of concepts and techniques, values were the focus? -- Mathematics and Values -- Purity as a Value in the German-speaking area -- Values in Caring for Proof -- An empirical approach to the mathematical values of problem choice and argumentation -- The
Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value -- Mathematical Pull -- Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: from cultural destruction to a re-awakening of mathematical reflections -- Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors i n the Mid-Twentieth Century -- Calling a Spade a Spade: Mathematics in the New Pattern of Division of Labour -- Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw -- Morality and Mathematics -- The Great Gibberish - Mathematics i n Western Popular Culture -- Is Mathematics an issue of general education?
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Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy and science , History , Mathematics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Mathematics Education , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Surveying the Skies How Astronomers Map the Universe
Author(s): Gareth Wynn-Williams
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (89 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28510-8
Contents:The Five Ages of Astronomy -- The Naked Eye Era -- The Telescope Era -- The Photography Era -- Radio Surveys -- Near-Infrared Surveys -- Far-infrared Surveys -- Ultraviolet Surveys -- X-ray Surveys - Gamma Ray Surveys -- The
Gigasurvey Era -- Special Surveys
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , History of Science
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Title:The Birth of NASA The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s): Dutch von Ehrenfried
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28428-6
Contents:Part I Introduction -- The Sputnik Reaction -- The President -- The National Security Council -- The Congress -- Department of Defense/Other -- Part II Creating the Space Team -- Creation of the STG -- The AVRO Canadians -- The
Astronauts and Aeromedical -- The Need for More People -- Contractors & Representatives -- The STG Organization -- The End of the STG on November 1, 1961 -- Summary of Key Project Mercury Decisions/Lessons Learned -- Part III
Achievements -- Facilities Created for Project Mercury -- Mission Designs and Concepts -- The Impact of the STG on History -- APPENDICES -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification in Modern Physics
Author(s): Allan Franklin
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (4 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28412-5
Contents:Preface -- Part I The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force -- Part II Additional Material -- References -- Index
ISBN:9783319284125
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physical measurements , Measurement , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
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Title:Uncharted Constellations Asterisms, Single-Source and Rebrands
Author(s): John C Barentine
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (222 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27619-9
Contents:Part I: Introduction -- Part II: The Lost Constellations.- 2 Anser.- 3 Antino¨us.- 4 Argo Navis.- 5 Cancer Minor.- 6 Cerberus et Ramus Pomifer.- 7 Custos Messium.- 8 Felis.- 9 Gallus.- 10 Globus Aerostaticus.- 11 Honores Frederici.-
12 Jordanis.- 13 Machina Electrica.- 14 Mons Maenalus.- 15 Musca Borealis.- 16 Ocina Typographica.- 17 Psalterium Georgianum.- 18 Quadrans Muralis.p- 19 Rangifer.- 20 Rhombus.- 21 Robur Carolinum.- 22 Sagitta Australis.- 23 Sceptrum
Brandenburgicum.- 24 Taurus Poniatovii.- 25 Telescopia Herschelii.- 26 Tigris.- 27 Triangulum Minus.- 28 Turdus Solitarius / Noctua -- Part III: Conclusion -- Part IV: Appendix: The Modern Constellations
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Title:Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (8 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27495-9
Contents:Introduction -- Children of the cosmos (S. Wenmackers) -- Mathematics is Physics (M. S. Leifer) -- My god, it's full of clones: Living in a mathematical universe (M. Séguin) -- Let's consider two spherical chickens (T. Bolognesi) --
The raven and the writing desk (I. Durham) -- The deeper roles of mathematics in physical laws (K. H. Knuth) -- How mathematics meets the world (T. Maudlin) -- Mathematics: intuition's consistency check (K. Wharton) -- How not to
factor a miracle (D. K. Wise) -- The language of nature (D. Garfinkle) -- Demystifying the applicability of mathematics (N. Fillion) -- Why mathematics works so well (N. S. Yanofsky) -- Genesis of a pythagorean universe (A. Burov) --
Beyond math (S. Magnusdottir) -- The descent of math (S. I. Walker) -- The ultimate tactics of self-referential systems (C. C. Dantas) -- Cognitive science and the connection between physics and mathematics (A. Gupta Mujumdar) -- A
metaphorical chart of our mathematical ontology (P. Gibbs).-And the math will set you free (C. Stoica) -- Appendix: List of winners
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Mathematical physics , Mathematical logic , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science , Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences , Mathematical Logic and Foundations
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Title:Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (35 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26342-7
Contents:1.Hubertus Fischer, Volker R. Remmert, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn: Introduction -- I Scientization and Knowledge about Nature -- 2.Volker R. Remmert: The Art of Garden and Landscape Design and the Mathematical Sciences in the Early Modern Period -- 3. Michael Leslie: “Without design, or Fate, or Force”: Why Couldn’t John Evelyn Complete the “Elysium Britannicum”? -- 4.Chandra Mukerji: The Power of the Sun-King at the Potager du Roi -- II Mathematical Sciences and the Art of Gardening -- 5.Sim one M. Kaiser and Matteo Valleriani: The Organ of the Villa d’Este in Tivoli and the Standards of Pneumatic Engineering in the Renaissance -- 6.Denis Ribouillault: Sundials on the Quirinal: Astronomy and the Early Modern Garden -- 7.Anthony Gerbino: Jac ques Lemercier's 'Scenografia du Chasteau de Montjeu': Printmaking, Cartography, and Landscape in 1620 -- 8.Hubertus Fischer: Utopia, Science and Garden Art in the Early Modern Era -- III Botany between Art and Science -- 9.Alessandro Tosi: Botanical
illustration and the idea of the garden in the sixteenth century between imitation and imagination -- 10.Irina Schmiedel: Gardens on Canvas and Paper: Cataloguing Botanical Abundance in Late Medici Tuscany -- 11.Gregory Grämiger: Reconstructing Ord er: The Spatial Arrangements of Plants in the Hortus Botanicus of Leiden University in its First Years -- 12.Carola Piepenbring-Thomas: Garden visits, observations, reading and excerpts. Martin Fogel (1634-1675) and his techniques of acquiring knowledge - - IV Botanical Knowledge and Horticulture -- 13.Anatole Tchikine: Watering the Renaissance Garden: Horticultural Theory and Irrigation Practice in Sixteenth-Century Tuscany -- 14.Alette Fleischer: Gardening nature, gardening knowledge: The parallel activi ties of stabilizing knowledge and gardens in the early modern period -- 15.Ana Duarte Rodriguez: Gardening knowledge through the circulation of agricultural treatises in Portugal from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries -- 16.Iris
Lauterbach: Commerce and Erudition: Civic Self Representation by Botany and Horticulture in Germany, 16th to 18th centuries -- V Perspective -- 17.Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn: Landscape Design and the Natural Sciences in Germany and the United States i n the Early Twentieth Century: “Reactionary Modernism”? -- Index of names
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Title:The Unforgotten Sisters Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel
Author(s): Gabriella Bernardi
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (44 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26127-0
Contents:En Heduanna -- Aganice -- Sonduk -- Teano -- Aglaonike -- Hypatia of Alexandria -- Fatima of Madrid -- Ildelgard of Bingen -- Sophie Brahe -- Maria Cunitz -- Elisabetha Hevelius -- Maria Clara Eimmart -- Maria Margarethe Winkelmann --
Teresa and Maddalena Manfredi
ISBN:9783319261270
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Space sciences , Astronomy , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , History of Science , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Jean Bricmont
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (25 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-25889-8
Contents:Physicists in Wonderland -- The First Mystery: Interference and Superpositions -- “Philosophical” Intermezzo -- The Second Mystery: Nonlocality -- The de Broglie-Bohm Theory -- Are There any Alternative Theories? -- Revisiting the
History of Quantum Mechanics -- Quantum Mechanics and Our Culture
ISBN:9783319258898
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Philosophy of Science
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Title:My Search for Ramanujan How I Learned to Count
Author(s): Ken Ono
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (10 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-25568-2
Contents:Prologue -- Part I: My Life Before Ramanujan -- Tiger Boy -- My roots -- My childhood -- An Unexpected Letter -- My escape -- Part II: The Legend of Ramanujan -- Little lord -- A creative genius -- An addiction -- Goddess -- Purgatory -- Janaki -- I beg to introduce myself -- These formulas defeated me completely -- Permission from a Goddess -- Together at last -- Culture Shock -- Triumph over racism -- English malaise -- Ramanujan's homecoming -- The tragic end -- Part III: My Life Adrift -- I beli eve in Santa -- Out of the frying pan and into the fire -- Erika -- The Pirate Professor -- Growing pains -- Part IV: Finding my way -- My teacher -- Hitting bottom -- A miracle -- My Hardy -- Hitting my stride -- Bittersweet reunion -- I count now -- The idea of Ramanujan -- My spirituality -- Epilogue -- My pilgrimages -- Face to Face with Ramanujan -- My search goes on -- Afterword -- Two Questions -- Fermat's Last Theorem and the Tokyo-Nikko Conference -- Mathematical gems --
Ramanujan's 1729 Taxicab number -- Approximations to p -- Highly composite numbers -- Euler's partition numbers -- Rogers-Ramanujan identities -- Ramanujan's tau-function
ISBN:9783319255682
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Number theory , Mathematics , Number Theory , History of Mathematical Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World
Author(s): David Hafemeister
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (35 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-25367-1
Contents:1 History of the Atomic Age -- 2 Nuclear Weapons -- 3 Nuclear Reactors and Radiation -- 4 Missiles and War Games -- 5 Ballistic Missile Defense -- 6 Verification and Arms Control Treaties -- 7 Winding Down the Cold War -- 8 Nuclear
Proliferation -- 9 Proliferation Technologies -- 10 Proliferated States -- 11 Nuclear Testing and the NPT -- 12 Terrorism -- 13 Nuclear Terrorism -- 14 Cyber Terrorism -- 15 Biological and Chemical Weapons -- A Reflections on Nuclear
Arms Control -- B Reflections on Nuclear Proliferation -- C Glossary -- D Index.
ISBN:9783319253671
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Keywords: Physics , Nuclear energy , System safety , Science , International humanitarian law , Energy industries , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Security Science and Technology , Nuclear Energy , Energy Economics , International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict
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Title:The Quantum Handshake Entanglement, Nonlocality and Transactions
Author(s): John G Cramer
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (34 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24642-0
Contents:Introduction -- The Curious History of Quantum Mechanics -- Quantum Entanglement and Nonlocality -- Reversing Time -- The Transactional Interpretation -- Quantum Paradoxes and Applications of the TI -- Nonlocal Signaling? -- Quantum
Communication, Encryption, Teleportation, and Computing -- The Nature and Structure of Time -- Conclusion -- Appendices: A. Frequently Asked Questions about Quantum Mechanics and the Transactional Interpretation -- B. A Brief Overview
of the Quantum Formalism -- C. Quantum Dice and Poker - Nonlocal Games of Chance -- D. Detailed Analyses of Selected Gedankenexperiments.
ISBN:9783319246420
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Popular Science in Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Title:Interkosmos The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (147 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24163-0
Contents:History and Development of the Interkosmos program -- First to fly: Czechoslovakia’s cosmonaut -- From Poland to Salyut-6 -- Sigmund Jähn and Soyuz-30 -- Bulgaria in space -- Hungary joins the space club. - A Vietnamese cosmonaut. -
The Soviet Cuban Salyut mission -- From the steppes of Mongolia. - Romania continues the program -- Beyond Interkosmos. - Soviet-Indian mission. – A Syrian researcher on Mir. – Bulgaria’s second flight. – Afghanistan’s
cosmonaut-researcher. – Chrétien in space again. – The Interkosmos program. – Appendices. – About the authors. – Index
ISBN:9783319241630
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Astronomy in the Ancient World Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events
Author(s): Alexus McLeod
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (34 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23600-1
Contents:Introduction -- The Americas -- Supernovae -- China -- Comets -- India -- Eclipses -- Europe and the West -- Astronomy Today
ISBN:9783319236001
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Keywords: Physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Science , Anthropology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Anthropology
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Title:Archaeoastronomy Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones
Author(s): Giulio Magli
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (111 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22882-2
Contents:Introduction: What is Archaeoastronomy, and why studying it -- Ideas -- Astronomy and people -- Astronomy and power -- Astronomy and afterworld -- Astronomy and architecture -- Astronomy and landscape -- Methods -- The celestial
coordinates -- The apparent motion of the Sun -- The apparent motion of the stars -- The apparent motion of the Moon and the planets -- The observation of celestial bodies at the horizon -- The use of astronomical software in aa -- The
methods for making measures in aa -- The methods for analyzing measures in aa -- Places -- Stonehenge -- Giza -- Chichen Itza -- The Island of the Sun -- The Campus Martius -- The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento -- Menorca --
Chimney Rock
ISBN:9783319228822
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Keywords: Physics , Cultural heritage , Architecture , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Architectural History and Theory , Cultural Heritage
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Title:The Lost Constellations A History of Obsolete, Extinct, or Forgotten Star Lore
Author(s): John C Barentine
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (506 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22795-5
Contents:Introduction -- What Is A Constellation? -- The Celestial Cartographers -- IAU Commission 3 and the 'Modern 88' -- The Lost Constellations -- Asterisms, Single-Sourced Constellations, and 'Re-branded' Figures -- Conclusion --
Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319227955
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Title:The History of the Universe
Author(s): David H Lyth
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (14 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22744-3
Contents:The universe -- Before we begin -- The fundamental theories -- Atoms and electromagnetism -- The present universe -- Collisions and decays -- A first look at the history -- Energy density of the universe -- In the beginning -- Onward
to the present -- The imperfect universe -- Ripples in the universe -- Formation of galaxies and clusters -- The Higgs field -- Inflation -- Generating the perturbations -- Prehistory of the Big Bang -- What about us?.
ISBN:9783319227443
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Keywords: Popular works , Cosmology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Cosmology
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Title:Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy Trials, Tribulations, Telescopes and Transits
Author(s): Wayne Orchiston
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (152 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22566-1
Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction -- Part I: Pre-European Astronomy in the Pacific -- Chapter 2: The Skies over Aotearoa/New Zealand -- Chapter 3: Mahutonga -- Part II: Cook Voyage Astronomy and New Zealand -- Chapter 4: Astronomy on Cook’s
First Voyage -- Chapter 5: Astronomy on Cook’s Second Voyage -- Chapter 6: Astronomy on Cook’s Third Voyage -- Part III: Fundamental Astronomy -- Chapter 7: The ‘Cook’ Gregorian Telescope in The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
-- Chapter 8: Stephen Carkeek, the Wellington Time Ball, and New Zealand’s Oldest ‘Surviving’ Observatory -- Chapter 9: The Historic Astronomical Observatories in the Wellington Botanic Garden -- Chapter 10: The Thames Observatory of
John Grigg -- Chapter 11: The Wanganui Refractor and its Remarkable English Equatorial Mounting -- Chapter 12: Joseph Ward -- Chapter 13: From Crossley to Carter -- Part IV: Transits of Venus -- Chapter 14: The 1874 and 1882 Transits
of Venus -- Chapter 15: Refining the Astronomical Unit -- Part V: Stunning Spectacles -- Chapter 16: An Amazing Public Spectacle -- Chapter 17: John Grigg and the Genesis of Cometary Astronomy in New Zealand -- Chapter 18: C.J.
Westland and Comet C/1914 S1 (Campbell) -- Chapter 19: A Catholic Approach to Astronomy -- Part VI: Other Notable Astronomers and Their Activities -- Chapter 20: Great Comets, and Wellington’s Earliest European Astronomers -- Chapter
21: Henry Severn -- Chapter 22: John Grigg and his Pioneering Astronomical Photography -- Part VII: Opening a New Window on the Universe -- Chapter 23: Dr Elizabeth Alexander and the Mysterious ‘Norfolk Island Effect’ -- Ch 24: John
Bolton, Gordon Stanley, Bruce Slee and the Riddle of the ‘Radio Stars’ -- Index
ISBN:9783319225661
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