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Call number:9783319437606:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Information and Interaction Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge
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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)
ISBN:9783319437606
Series:eBooks
Series:Springer eBooks
Series:Springer 2017 package
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:Pseudoscience and Science Fiction
Author(s): Andrew May
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Charles Fort and the Forteans -- Anomalous Phenomena -- High-Tech Paranoia -- Flying Saucers -- Mind Power -- Space Drives and Anti-Gravity -- Technology of the Ancients -- Conspiracy Theories
ISBN:9783319426051
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Popular works , Fiction , Philosophy of nature , Astronomy , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Fiction , Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary , Philosophy of Nature
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Title:Quantum [Un]Speakables II Half a Century of Bell's Theorem
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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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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum computers , Quantum physics , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Quantum Computing , Philosophy of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319207179:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
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Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9
Contents:Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) -- How to save the world (S. Hossenfelder) -- Humanity is much more than the sum of humans (T. Bolognesi) -- Crucial Phenomena (D. Dewey).- The Leverage and Centrality of Mind (P. Estep
III, A. Hoekstra) -- A Participatory Future of Humanity (D. Rickles).- The Cartography of the Future: Recovering Utopia for the 21st Century (R. Searle).-Enlightenment is not for the Buddha alone (T. Singh).- Back to the Future:
Crowdsourcing Innovation by Refocusing Science Education (T. Norsen).- Recognizing the Value of Play (J. Dickau).- Improving Science for a Better Future (M. Khalil) -- How to avoid steering blindly: The case for a robust repository of
human knowledge (J. Niemeyer) -- The Tip of the Spear (G. Gantz) -- U-turn or u die (F. Mercati) -- Smooth seas do not make good sailors (G. Parry)
ISBN:9783319207179
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Science , Education , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Philosophy of Technology , Popular Science in Education
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319019611:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Alien Encounter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detectedon Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabitedby alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's firstencounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becomin g a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. Inthis novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiologicaldenouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and d iscussed. From the reviews of the first edition (Voids of Eternity: Alien Encounter) Here's a thrilling yarn inthe best hard SF tradition of Asimov, James Hogan, and Ben Bova, written by a scientist who knows all about the possibilities of life in the so lar system and beyond. Dirk Schulze-Makuch weaves into his book all the astrobiologicalthemes he's worked on in recent years -- speculation about creatures in the atmosphere of Venus and on and under the surface of Mars and Titan -- together with some wel l-informed Eastern philosophy and a cracking good space battle. Agreat first novel from a rising talent. Highly recommended. David Darling, on amazon.com, 2009 The research interests of Dr. Schulz
Contents:Part I: The Novel
Alien Encounter
Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction
ISBN:9783319019611
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319005720:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam [electronic resource] : Research, Teaching, Life
Author(s): Alexander Pechenkin
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussingthe scientific communi ty which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. Mandelstams life story is thereby placed in its proper cultural context. The following more general issues are taken under consideration: theimpact of German scientific culture on Russian s cience the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years the formation of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and transformation of thesystem of higher education in the USSR during the 1920's and 1930's.The a uthor shows that Mandelstams fundamental writings and his lectures notes allow to reconstruct his philosophy of science and his approach to the social andethical functions of science and science education. That reconstruction is enhanced through extensive use of hitherto unpublished archival material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author
Contents:Foreword by E.P.Velikhov
Introduction
Youth and Strasbourg years
The Strasbourg years: radio engineering
The Strasbourg years: optics
The years of traveling (1914
1925)
Moscow State University (1925
1935)
Research in optics (Odessa Moscow)
The Mandelstam school: the early steps and results
The Mandelstams school: the theory of non
linear oscillations
Moscow State University and the Academy of Sciences
Borovoe and the last year in Moscow
The Mandelstam operationalism
The Mandelstam interpretation of quantum mechanics 1930
1940
ISBN:9783319005720
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Keywords: Science Study and teaching , Quantum theory , Life sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9781493906185:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Holy Sci-Fi! [electronic resource] : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive?Is there really such a thing as free will?If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)?For hundreds of years, philosophers,scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scopespanning the history of religion, philosophy, and lite rature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books andstories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes toward s our faiths, our future, and ourselves
Contents:1. Introduction
Authors Note One
God and Skepticism
God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
God and Science
Authors Note Two
2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction
The 'Start' of Modern SF
Before the 'Start' of SF
Early Theological SF
Theological Maturity
3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will
What is Time?
Time in SF and Theology
The Four
Dimensional World
The Block Universe
God's Omniscience in Theology and SF
4. Religious Robots
Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines
Asimovs Robotic Laws
ISBN:9781493906185
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Technology Philosophy , Science (General)
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Title:SpaceX [electronic resource] : Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Praxis
Size:1 online resource
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Note:2012 - the year when the first ever privately-developed spacecraft visited the International Space Station. This is the story of how one company is transforming commercial space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats ofengineering and human ach ievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX -explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines - describes thecollaboration with NASA - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years is a portrait of one of the most spectacular spaceflighttriumphs of the 21st century, one that is laying the foundation for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization
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Contents:Elon Musk
Space Exers
The Engines Merlin
The Rockets: from the Falcon 1 to the Falcon 9
The Rockets: from the Falcon 9 to the Falcon Heavy
The Spacecraft Dragon
Contracts and Flight Operations
Ill Put a Man on Mars in 10 Years
Red Dragon
ISBN:9781461455141
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Mathematics , Astronautics , Entrepreneurship
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9783642325601:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Singularity Hypotheses [electronic resource] : A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment
Author(s): Amnon H Eden
James H Moor
Johnny H Sraker
Eric Steinhart
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment offers authoritative, jargon-free essays and critical commentaries on accelerating technological progress and the notion of technological singularity. It focuses onconjectures about th e intelligence explosion, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. Recent years have seen a plethora of forecasts about the profound, disruptive impact that is likely to result from further progress in these areas.Many commentators however doubt the scie ntific rigor of these forecasts, rejecting them as speculative and unfounded. We therefore invited prominent computer scientists, physicists, philosophers, biologists, economists and otherthinkers to assess the singularity hypotheses. Their contributions go beyond speculation, providing deep insights into the main issues and a balanced picture of the debate
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Contents:Singularity Hypotheses: An Overview
Part 1: A Singularity of Artificial Superintelligence
Intelligence Explosion: Evidence and Import
The Threat of a Reward
Driven Adversarial Artificial General Intelligence
New Millenium Al and the Convergence of History 2012
Why an Intelligence Explosion is Probable
Part 2: Concerns About Artificial Superintelligence
The Singularity and Machine Ethics
Artificial General Intelligence and the Human Mental Model
Some Economic Incentives Facing a Business That Might Bring About a Technological Singularity
Rationally
shaped Artificia
ISBN:9783642325601
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Series:The Frontiers Collection, 1612-3018
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Neurosciences , Technology Philosophy , Artificial intelligence , Computer science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9781461430940:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration [electronic resource]
Author(s): James A Dator
Date:2012
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Social Foundations of Human Space Explorationpresents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers earlystories about the univers e in various cultures recent space fiction the origins and cultural rationale for the space age experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence howhumans should treat environments and alien life and t he alternative futures of space exploration and settlement
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Contents:Early Visions of Not
Earth and Space Fiction
Origins of the Space Age
Cultural Rationale for Space
Humans in Space
Humans and Posthumans
Do Rocks Have Rights?
Never Again!
Space Futures
Top Ten Things to Know about Space and Society
Key Words List
ISBN:9781461430940
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Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development, 2191-8171
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Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Technology Philosophy , Astronautics
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Title:Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration [electronic resource]
Author(s): James A. Dator
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
Size:1 online resource
Note:Brief
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ISBN:9781461430933
Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development
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Keywords: Philosophy of Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Political Science, general , Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
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Call number:SPRINGER-2011-9783642201042:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
ISBN:9783642201042
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2010-9789048125203:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Mechanics and Physics of Precise Vacuum Mechanisms [electronic resource]
Author(s): E. A Deulin
V. P Mikhailov
Yu V Panfilov
R. A Nevshupa
Date:2010
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:In this book the Russian expertise in the field of the design of precise vacuum mechanics is summarized. A wide range of physical applications of mechanism design in electronic, optical-electronic, chemical, and aerospaceindustries is presented in a comprehensible way. Topics treated include the method of microparticles flow regulation and its determination in vacuum equipment and mechanisms of electronics precise mechanisms of nanoscale precisionbased on magnetic and electric rheology precise harmon ic rotary and not-coaxial nut-screw linear motion vacuum feedthroughs with technical parameters considered the best in the world elastically deformed vacuum motion feedthroughswithout friction couples usage the computer system of vacuum mechanisms failure predicting. This English edition incorporates a number of features which should improve its usefulness as a textbook without changing the basicorganization or the general philosophy of presentation of the subject matter of the original Russian work. Expe rience at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University and other schools shows that the book will be useful to engineeringstudents who wish to prepare for more advanced studies and applications of vacuum science, technology and its applications
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Contents:Using Precise Mechanisms in Modern Vacuum Technological Equipment
Typical Vacuum Mechanisms
Friction in Vacuum
Matrix Method of the Design of New Mechanisms Structure
Precision of Vacuum Mechanisms
Vacuum Mechanisms of Nanoscale Precision
Ultrahigh Vacuum Rotary
Motion Feedthroughs
Ultrahigh Vacuum Non
Coaxial Linear
Motion Feedthroughs
Vacuum Frictionless Mechanisms Based on the Principle of Controlled Elastic Deformation
Flow of Microparticles Originating from Mechanisms in Vacuum
ISBN:9789048125203
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Series:Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications, 0926-5112 : v91
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Vibration , Engineering design , Chemistry, inorganic , Surfaces (Physics)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9783540938064:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Grbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography [electronic resource]
Author(s): Massimiliano Sala
Shojiro Sakata
Teo Mora
Carlo Traverso
Ludovic Perret
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Coding theory and cryptography allow secure and reliable data transmission, which is at the heart of modern communication. Nowadays, it is hard to find an electronic device without some code inside. Grbner bases have emerged asthe main tool in comput ational algebra, permitting numerous applications, both in theoretical contexts and in practical situations. This book is the first book ever giving a comprehensive overview on the application of commutativealgebra to coding theory and cryptography. For e xample, all important properties of algebraic/geometric coding systems (including encoding, construction, decoding, list decoding) are individually analysed, reporting all significantapproaches appeared in the literature. Also, stream ciphers, PK cryptogr aphy, symmetric cryptography and Polly Cracker systems deserve each a separate chapter, where all the relevant literature is reported and compared. While manyshort notes hint at new exciting directions, the reader will find that all chapters fit nicely wi thin a unified notation
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Contents:Grbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography: aGuide to the State
of
Art
Grbner Bases, Coding, and Cryptography: aGuide to the State
of
Art
Invited Papers
Grbner Technology
The FGLM Problem and Mllers Algorithm onZero
dimensional Ideals
An Introduction to Linear and Cyclic Codes
Decoding Cyclic Codes: the Cooper Philosophy
A Tutorial on AG Code Construction fromaGrbner Basis Perspective
Automorphisms and Encoding of AG and Order Domain Codes
Algebraic Geometry Codes from Order Domains
The BMS Algorithm
The BMS Algorithm and Decoding of AG Codes
ISBN:9783540938064
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Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Data encryption (Computer science) , Information theory , Computer science , Algebra , Combinatorics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9783540688327:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ari Ben-Menahem
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history biography, chronology, political and economic background with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics ofscience. The 5800-page Encyclo pedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopoliticalboundaries. Reaching from 4,200 BCE to the 21st century CE, the Encyclopedia relates (as the author himself puts it) not only who did it and when it was done but also precisely what was done. The author, Ari Ben-Menahem, surveys100 generations of great thinkers, offering 2070 detailed biographies of scientists , engineers, explorers and inventors, who left their mark on the history of science and technology. The span of coverage is all-encompassing:mathematics, philosophy, logic, physical and environmental sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, eart h and space sciences and cosmology), life sciences (biology, medicine, physiology, botany, zoology and biochemistry),associated engineering disciplines, and the social sciences (among them economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and mo re). The six-volume Encyclopedia also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas inthe leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy, plus useful tables, figures and photos, and 20 Science Progress Reports detailing scien tific setbacks. Interspersed throughout are quotations, gathered fromthe wit and wisdom of sages, savants and scholars throughout the ages from antiquity to modern times
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ISBN:9783540688327
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Keywords: Mathematics , Geography , Life sciences , Environmental sciences , Humanities
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Call number:SPRINGER-2008-9780817647810:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Indiscrete Thoughts [electronic resource]
Author(s): Gian-Carlo Rota
Fabrizio Palombi
Date:2008
Publisher:Boston, MA : Birkhuser Boston
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Note:Indiscrete Thoughts gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described, that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the goldenages of science as we ll as of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as Gian-Carlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period StanislavUlam (who, together with Edward Teller, signed t he patent application for the hydrogen bomb), Solomon Lefschetz (Chairman in the 1950s of the Princeton mathematics department), William Feller (one of the founders of modern probabilitytheory), Jack Schwartz (one of the founders of computer science), and many others. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. After the publication of the essay The Pernicious Influenceof Mathematics upon Philosophy (reprinted six times in five languages) the author was black listed in analytical philosophy circles. Indiscrete Thoughts should become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come.Read Indiscrete Thoughts for its account of the way we were and what we have become for its sensible advice and its exuberant rhetoric.--The Mathematical Intelligencer Learned, thought-provoking, politically incorrect,delighting in paradox, and likely to offendbut everywhere readable and entertaining.--The American Mathematical Monthly It is about mathematicians, the way they think, and the world in which they live. It is 260 pages of Rotacalling it like he sees it... Readers are bound to find his observations amusing if not insightful. Gian-Carlo Rota has written the sort of book that few mathematicians could write. What will appeal immediately to anyone with aninterest in research mathematics are the stories he tells about the practice of modern mathematics.--MAA Reviews
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Contents:Persons and Places
Fine Hall in its Golden Age
Light Shadows
Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory
The Barrier of Meaning
Stan Ulam
The Lost Caf
Philosophy
The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy
Philosophy and Computer Science
The Phenomenology of Mathematical Truth
The Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty
The Phenomenology of Mathematical Proof
Syntax, Semantics, and the Problem of the Identity of Mathematical Items
The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution
Kant and Husserl
Fundierung as a Logical Co
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Call number:SPRINGER-2005-9781402030482:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Wrong for the Right Reasons [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jed Z Buchwald
Allan Franklin
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to coldbodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was neverthelesssound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale
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Contents:Introduction: Beyond Disunity and Historicism
In Order That We Should Not Ourselves Appear to Be Adjusting Our Estimates to Make Them Fit Some Predetermined Amount
Ptolemys Theories of the Latitude of the Planets in the Almagest, Handy Tables, and Planetary Hypotheses
Alchemy and the Changing Significance of Analysis
Descartes and the Heart Beat: A Conservative Innovation
Skating on the Edge: Newtons Investigation of Chromatic Dispersion and Achromatic Prisms and Lenses
Was Wrong Newton Bad Newton?
Visual Photometry in the Early 19th Century: A Good S
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Series:Archimedes, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 1385-0180 : v11
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Keywords: Science (General) , Technology Philosophy , Astronomy , Physics History
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Title:Challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics [electronic resource] : Theory and Experiment
Author(s): Vladislav pek
Daniel P Sheehan
Date:2005
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:The second law of thermodynamics is considered one of the central laws of science, engineering and technology. For over a century it has been assumed to be inviolable by the scientific community. Over the last 10-20 years,however, more than two dozen challenges to it have appeared in the physical literature - more than during any other period in its 150-year history. The number and variety of these represent a cogent threat to its absolute status. Thisis the first book to document and critique these modern challenges. Written by two leading exponents of this rapidly emerging field, it covers the theoretical and experimental aspects of principal challenges. In addition, unresolvedfoundational issues concerning entropy and the second law are explored. This book should be of interest to anyone whose work or research is touched by the second law
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Contents:Entropy and the Second Law
Challenges (18701980)
Modern Quantum Challenges: Theory
Low
Temperature Experiments and Proposals
Modern Classical Challenges
Gravitational Challenges
Chemical Nonequilibrium Steady States
Plasma Paradoxes
MEMS/NEMS Devices
Special Topics
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Series:Fundamental Theories of Physics, An International Book Series on The Fundamental Theories of Physics: Their Clarification, Development and Application : v146
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Science Philosophy , Statistical physics , Quantum optics
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Title:Space Systems Failures [electronic resource] : Disasters and Rescues of Satellites, Rockets and Space Probes
Author(s): David M Harland
Ralph D Lorenz
Date:2005
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis
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Note:In the 1960s and 1970s deep space missions were dispatched in pairs in case one was lost in launch or failed during its journey. Following the triumphs of the Viking landings on Mars in 1976 and both Voyagers spacecraftsuccessfully surveying the oute r giant planets of the Solar System, it was decided by NASA to cut costs and send out just a single probe. Although Magellan successfully mapped Venus by radar, it suffered from problems during theflight. Then came the loss of Mars Observer, whose engine exploded as it was preparing to enter Mars orbit because it was using technology designed for Earths satellites and the engine was not suited to spending several months inspace. Later came the high-profile losses of Mars Climate Observer and Mars Polar La nder - a consequence of the faster, better, cheaper philosophy introduced by Dan Goldin in 1993. Even the highly successful Galileo mission suffered amajor setback when its high-gain antenna (also based on satellite mission suffered a major setback when i ts high-gain antenna (also based on satellite communication technology) failed to deploy fully, greatly diminishing the craftsradio transmission capabilities, forcing the ground crew to re-programme the on-board computer to enable it to fulfil its mission and provide stunning images of Jupiter and its moons. In Space Systems Failures, David Harland (hereworking with co-author Ralph Lorenz) describes the many quite fascinating tales of woe involving failures of rockets, satellites and deep space missions i n his inimitable style, providing a unique insight into the trials andtribulations of exploration at the high frontier
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Contents:Launch vehicles
The missiles
The Shuttle
Back to expendables
Heavyweights
Lightweights
Boom and bust
The Chinese experience
The current crop
Satellites and space probes
Failure and redundancy
Propulsion system failures
Attitude control system failures
Electrical failures
Environmental failures
Structural failures
Failures on the ground
Operator and software errors
Conclusions
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:Alternative Logics. Do Sciences Need Them?
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Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (368 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05679-0
Contents:I General Topics -- Why Is It Logical to Admit Several Logics? -- Does Metaphysics Need a Non-Classical Logic? -- Logic and the Philosophical Interpretation of Science -- How Set Theory Impinges on Logic -- Geometries and Arithmetics
-- Remarks on Criteria of Truth and Models in Science -- Significant? Not Significant? The Dilemma of Statistical Induction in Scientific Research -- II Alternative Proposals -- Outline of a Paraconsistent Category Theory --
Combinatory Logic, Language, and Cognitive Representations -- Extending the Realm of Logic: The Adaptive-Logic Programme -- Comments on Jaakko Hintikka’s Post-Tarskian Truth -- III Alternative Logics Motivated by Problems of
Application to Science -- Applied Logics for Computer Science -- Stochastic versus Deterministic Features in Learning Models -- Praxic Logics -- Reasons from Science for Limiting Classical Logic -- The Language of Interpretation in
Quantum Physics and Its Logic -- Why Objectivist Programs in Quantum Theory Do Not Need an Alternative Logic -- Does Quantum Physics Require a New Logic? -- Experimental Approach to Quantum-Logical Connectives -- From Semantics to
Syntax: Quantum Logic of Observables -- An Unsharp Quantum Logic from Quantum Computation -- Quantum Logic and Quantum Probability -- Operator Algebras and Quantum Logic
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Computers , Algebra , Ordered algebraic structures , Quantum physics , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Philosophy, general , Theory of Computation , Order, Lattices, Ordered Algebraic Structures , Quantum Physics
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Title:Creating Internet Intelligence Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness, and the Emerging Global Brain
Author(s): Ben Goertzel
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0561-7
Contents:1. The Coming Evolution -- 1 MIND AS NETWORK -- 2. A Practical Definition of Intelligence -- 3. Elements of a Philosophy of Mind -- 4. Complexity and Emergence -- 5. The Psynet Model of Mind -- 2 RECONCEPTUALIZING THE INTERNET -- 6.
The Network Is the Computer Is the Mind (Is the World) -- 7. A Fourfold Model of Internet Information Space -- 8. The Internet Economy as a Complex System -- 9. The Emerging Global Brain -- 3 BUILDING INTERNET MINDS AND WORLDS -- 10.
Systematizing Internet Agent Interactions -- 11. Webworld -- 12. Webmind -- 13. Webmind on the Commercial Net -- 14. Toward Superhuman Intelligence -- 15. An Initial Architecture for Internet Intelligence -- References -- Appendix 1.
Specification of the KNOW Knowledge -- Appendix 2. Goertzel versus Rosen -- Appendix 3. A Formal Vocabulary for Complexity Science -- Appendix 4. Design for an Evolutionary Quantum Compute -- Appendix 5. Universe as Network
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Series:International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering: 18
Keywords: Computer science , Philosophy of mind , Philosophy , Artificial intelligence , Computer Science , Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) , Philosophy of Mind , Philosophy of Technology
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Title:Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses
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Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (536 p.)
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Contents:Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses -- Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses -- Autobiographical Essays and Interviews -- A Physicist Looks at the Soul -- The Scientist and Society -- Changes in
Physics During My Time in Princeton and Plans for the Future in Retirement -- A Conversation with Eugene Wigner by J. Walsh -- (in Honor of Marcos Moshinsky) -- Recollections and Expectations -- An Interview with Eugene Paul. Wigner by
I. Kardos -- The Citation: Eugene Paul Wigner -- Response to Citation by James R. Killian Jr. -- Biographical Sketches -- Enrico Fermi -- New Editor of “Reviews of Modern Physics”: E. U. Condon -- The Scientific Work of John von
Neumann -- John von Neumann -- Biographical Notice of Maria Goeppert Mayer -- An Appreciation on the 60th Birthday of Edward Teller -- Leo Szilard -- Obituary: Maria Goeppert Mayer -- Obituary: Werner K. Heisenberg -- Obituary: Michael
Polanyi -- Michael Polanyi -- Obituary: Eugene Feenberg -- The Wigner Medal: A Tribute to Valentine Bargmann -- Concluding Remarks -- Einstein — A Memoir -- Erinnerungen an Albert Einstein -- Thirty Years of Knowing Einstein --
Biography of John von Neumann -- Celebration of the 80th Year of Paul Harteck -- Address Delivered to the Memorial Meeting [for Paul Dirac] in Tallahassee -- New Light on Einstein Letter -- Remembering Paul Dirac -- Science -- Roots of
the Atomic Age -- On the Fermi, ?-Disintegration Theory -- The Role of Mathematical Methods in Physical Theories -- The International Oxford Conference on Nuclear Physics -- Convocation Address at the University of Alberta -- Pure and
Applied Nuclear Physics in East and West -- Conference on Invariance Mexico City, July 20–August 30, 1959 -- Review of the Second Gatlinburg Conference on Reactions Between Complex Nuclei -- Union of the German Physical Societies:
Report of Annual Meeting -- The Scientist: His Increased Responsibilities -- Fermi Award: AEC Honors Teller for Contributions to Nuclear Science -- Science: The New Particles and Their Radiations -- The Impact of Success on Science --
The Roles of Primitive Knowledge, of Language, and of Mathematics in the Physicsal Sciences -- E. P. Wigner’s Comments at the Roundtable Discussion at the Conference on Nuclear Cross Sections and Technology -- The Unity of Science --
The Unity of Science: Closing Summary -- The Scope and Promise of Science -- Methods -- Mathematical Physics -- The Physical Sciences -- The Physical Sciences: Committee Chairman’s Summary -- The Future Vocation of Science -- The
Future of Science — What One Can Hope For -- The Neutron: The Impact of Its Discovery and Its Uses -- On Science and Its Evolution -- Reflections on the Role and Purpose of Science -- The Miracle of Science -- Science, Its Future and
Purpose -- Science and Society -- Reflections on the Atomic Bomb -- Science in Two Worlds: Its Accomplishments and Aims -- Ethics in the Relationship Between Science and Society -- Science and Society -- Science and Technology for
Affluence and Satisfaction -- Book Reviews -- Review of “Kinematic Relativity: A Sequel to Relativity, Gravitation, and World Structure” -- Review of “Theoretical Nuclear Physics” -- Review of “Handbuch der Physik, Vol. 1: Mathematical
Methods” -- Review of “Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure” -- Review of “Elements de Physique Nucléaire” -- Review of “Fast Reactor Cross Sections” -- Review of “American Scientists and Nuclear Weapons Polic y”
-- Review of “The Inspiration of Science” -- Review of “Nuclear Shell Theory” -- Review of “The Quantum Theory of Fields. Proceedings of the 1961 Solvay Conference” -- Review of “Internal Factors in Evolution” -- Review of “Theory of
Groups in Classical and Quantum Physics, Vol. I: Mathematical Structures and the Foundations of Quantum Theory” -- Review of “Of Molecules and Men” -- Review of “The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science” -- Review of “Nuclear War
and Nuclear Peace” -- Review of “Formulas and Theorems for the Special Functions of Mathematical Physics” -- Review of “Random Matrices and the Statistical Theory of Energy Levels” -- Review of “Reflections on Big Science” -- Review of
“Relaxation in Shock Waves” -- Review of “Annual Review of Nuclear Science” -- Review of “Symmetry Discovered: Concepts and Applications in Nature and Science” -- Review of “The Advisors — Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb” --
Review of “Albert Einsein, The Human Side: New Glimpses from His Archives” -- Review of “A Perspective of Physics”
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Mathematics , Philology , Linguistics , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Atoms , Physics , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Language and Literature , Physics, general , Philosophy, general , Mathematics, general
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Title:The Physicists’ View of Nature Part 2: The Quantum Revolution
Author(s): Amit Goswami
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (343 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-0527-3
Contents:1 From Classical Physics to Quantum Physics: A Still Aborning Paradigm Shift -- 2 Can We Determine the Metaphysics Underlying Reality? -- 3 Planck Takes a Quantum Leap -- 4 Einstein’s Photons -- 5 The Bohr Atom -- 6 The Discovery of
Quantum Mechanics -- 7 Possibility Waves, Uncertainty, and Complementarity -- 8 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 9 Atoms and Light -- 10 Atoms and Chemistry -- 11 The World of Nuclei -- 12 Elementary Particle Physics: The Quest for
Elementarity -- 13 More Quantum Technology: Solid State Physics -- 14 Quantum Nonlocality -- 15 The Paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat -- 16 Speculations About the Brain: Consciousness Within the Quantum -- 17 Consciousness Enters Physics --
18 The Idealist Interpretation -- 19 A Summary Tour of Quantumland -- 20 From Deep to Deeper to Deepest Ecology -- 21 The reconciliation with David Bohm’s Physics -- 22 The Gifts of Quantum Physics -- 23 Quantum Creativity -- 24
Integrating Dualities -- 25 Quantum Cosmology and Consciousness -- 26 Anomalies in Biology and the Need for a Paradigm Shift -- 27 Toward a Paradigm Shift in Biology -- 28 What Is Life? -- 29 The Quantum Theory of Punctuated
Equilibrium -- 30 Evolution and Morphogenesis -- 31 Creativity in Biological Systems -- 32 Consciousness and Evolution -- 33 The Challenge of Trans-Modernism -- 34 Epilogue: God and the Physicists* View of Nature
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Keywords: Physics , History , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Physics , Physics, general , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History, general , Philosophy of Science , Quantum Physics
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Title:Essays on the Future In Honor of Nick Metropolis
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Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (276 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-0777-1
Contents:I. The Future of Nuclear Power -- II. The Nature of Informational Modeling -- III. Long Time, No See Categorization in Information Science -- IV. The Once and Future Role for Approximate Calculations -- V. Possible Future Trends in
Relativity -- VI. The Future of Libraries -- VII. The Future of Physics Information Hiding -- VIII. The Monte Carlo Method in Mathematical Finance -- IX. A Future Basis for National Security and International Policy Fresh Water -- X.
On the Future of Combinatorics -- XI. Apocalypticism, One-Time Events, and Scientific Rationality -- XII. The Future of Russian Science and Technology Some Personal Impressions -- XIII. The Future of Differential Equations -- XIV. The
Future of Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics -- XV. Cancer and the Future -- XVI. Cancer Treatment with Nuclear Particles -- XVII. On Pure and Applied Mathematics -- XVIII. The ‘Legion of Science’
Another Way of Exploiting Computer Technology for Scientific Discovery -- XIX. Future Issues in Philosophy -- XX. The Enjoyment of Surprises -- XXI. The Future of Western Civilization -- XXII. Mathematical Sciences and The New Biology
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Keywords: Physics , Mathematics , History , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Physics, general
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Title:Socio-Political Reflections and Civil Defense
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Date:1998
Size:1 online resource (260 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-58862-4
Contents:Wigner on Civil Defense -- I Exploring the Technology 1960–1964 -- Fallout: Criticism of a Criticism -- Recall the Ends—While Pondering Means -- Why Civil Defense -- Letter on Article by Wiesner and York -- Civil Defense. Address to
the Mercer County, New Jersey Civil Defense and Disaster Control Organization, May 26, 1964 -- Civil Defense—Project Harbor Summary Report (Foreword) -- II The Age of MADness 1964—1969 -- Civil Defense: Wigner on Project Harbor -- The
Possible Effectiveness of Civil Defense -- Civil Defense and Disarmament -- Address on Civil Defense at Executive Offices Building on April 21, 1967 -- Defense from Nuclear Attack (Remarks on Stuart Chase’s Statement) -- Nuclear War
and Civil Defense -- Roadblocks to Civil Defense -- Civil Defense —Little Harbor Report (Preface) -- Defense vs. Retaliation -- The Objectives of Civil Defense -- III The Soviets Deploy an Effective Civil Defense System: Urban
Evacuation 1969—1976 -- The Myth of “Assured Destruction” -- Blast Shelter Effectiveness and Cost -- Why Civil Defence — 1970 -- Military Research and Development (with R. K. Adair) -- Will Soviet Civil Defense Undermine SALT? (with J.
Gailar) -- Without Civil Defense We Are in … A Glass House (with A. A. Broyles and E. Teller) -- Excerpts from E. Wigner’s Address to the USCDC Conference, St. Paul -- Russian Evacuation Plans — the Fears They Create (with J. S.
Gailar) -- Civil Defense in the Soviet Union (with J. S. Gailar) -- Population Vulnerability: The Neglected Issue in Arms Limitation and the Strategic Balance (with C. V. Chester) -- Civil Defense in Limited War—A Debate. In Favor: A.
A. Broyles and E. P Wigner. Opposed: S. D. Drell -- Surviving a Nuclear War (with C. M. Haaland) -- More on Civil Defense -- IV The U. S. Government Discovers Soviet Civil Defense 1976–1979 -- Civil Preparedness and Limited Nuclear War
-- Soviet Civil Defense (with C. H. Kearny) -- Must We Leave Our People Unprotected Against an Attack? (with R. N. Thurmer) -- Defense of Cities by Antiballistic Missiles (with C.M. Haaland) -- Soviet Nuclear Strategy -- We Heartily
Disagree (with A. A. Broyles) -- Atoms, Arms, and Apathy (An Interview by E. T. Tildon) -- America Needs a Better Civil Defense Program (with E. Teller) -- V Recapitulation 1979–1983 -- Civil Defence in USA and Elsewhere --
Education—Key to Civil Defense Success -- A Case for Civil Defense -- Two Remarks (Nuclear Blackmail and My Hope) -- Papers Reprinted in This Volume -- Papers on a Related Topic Reprinted in Another Volume of The Collected Works --
Papers on Related Topics Not Reprinted in The Collected Works
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Series:The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner, Part B Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Papers : B / 8
Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Engineering , Radiation protection , Radiation , Physics , Physics, general , Engineering, general , Effects of Radiation/Radiation Protection , Philosophy, general
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Title:Time, Temporality, Now Experiencing Time and Concepts of Time in an Interdisciplinary Perspective
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Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (396 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-60707-3
Contents:Introductory Remarks -- I. Natural Philosophy of Time -- Theory and Experience of Time: Philosophical Aspects -- Whitehead’s Theory of Perception -- Delayed-Choice Experiments and the Concept of Time in Quantum Mechanics -- The
Deconstruction of Time and the Emergence of Temporality -- Self-reference and Time According to Spencer—Brown -- Time and Information -- Time — Empirical Mathematics — Quantum Theory -- II. Cognition and Time -- The Brain’s Way to
Create “Nowness” -- Temporal Integration of the Brain as Studied with the Metronome Paradigm -- Neurophysiological Relevance of Time -- Sensations of Temporality: Models and Metaphors from Acoustic Perception -- Cognitive Aspects of
the Representation of Time -- III. Relativity and Gravity -- Concepts of Time in Classical Physics -- Nows Are All We Need -- The Quantum Gauge Principle -- Does Time Exist at the Most Fundamental Level? -- IV. Non-Relativistic Quantum
Theory -- The Representation of Facts in Physical Theories -- Individual Complex Quantum Objects and Dynamics of Decompositions -- Decoherence and Quantum-Classical Correspondence in Chaotic Systems -- Spectral Decomposition and
Extended Formulation of Unstable Dynamical Systems -- Dynamical Entropy in Dynamical Systems -- Nonlocality in Quantum Dynamics -- Process and Time
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Keywords: Physics , Neurology , Gravitation , Quantum physics , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Physics , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Quantum Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Neurology
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Title:The Message of the Atoms Essays on Wolfgang Pauli and the Unspeakable
Author(s): Kalervo V Laurikainen
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (206 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-60560-4
Contents:I Problems -- 1. Purgatory -- 2. The Atoms Have the Floor -- 3. Scientism -- 4. The Power of Materialism -- II Facts and Interpretations -- 5. Ontology Implied by the Copenhagen Interpretation -- 6. Basic Features in Wolfgang Pauli’s
Philosophy -- 7. On the Meaning of Complementarity -- 8. On the Criticism by Natural Scientists -- III Creation -- 9. Freedom -- 10. Numinosum -- 11. The World of Spirit -- 12. The Problem of the Fourth -- IV The Outline of Reality --
13. The Psychophysical World -- 14. The Reality Beyond -- 15. Reality and Values -- 16. Hubris and Punishment (A Personal Vision) -- Appendix: Italian Guests -- References
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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Title:Global Climate Change Linking Energy, Environment, Economy and Equity
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Date:1992
Size:1 online resource (242 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-2161-4
Contents:Opening Remarks -- Opening Remarks -- Challenges in the Face of Uncertainty -- Challenges in the Face of Uncertainty -- A Sustainable Energy Future — Technological Options for Change -- Steps to Reduce U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions:
Technical Options and the Policies to Implement Them -- Energy Efficiency, Human Activities and Climate Change -- The Costs of Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions: Further Sensitivity Analyses -- Integrating Energy, Economy, and Environmental
Concerns -- “No Regrets” Tax Reform -- Multiple benefit Environmental Policies -- Energy and Environmental Policy: The Role of Markets -- Local/Regional Policies—Acting Globally by Thinking Locally -- Implications for Decision Making
-- Implications for Decision Making: Government Perspectives -- Implications for Decision Making: The Electric Utilities’ Perspective -- Implications for Decision Making: Auto Industry Perspectives -- Implications for Decision Making:
Industrial Sector Perspectives -- Implications for Decision Making: Sectoral Perspectives -- The Importance of Population Growth in Future Commercial Energy Consumption -- The Public as a Decision Maker -- Strategies for International
Negotiations -- Status of Framework Convention Talks -- Equity in International Agreements -- The Ethics of Living in a Global Greenhouse -- Corporate and Personal Responsibility -- Intergenerational Equity -- Examining the Linkages —
Which Policies Will Work? -- Energy Policy: Insurance against the Unknown -- Designing a Carbon Tax Strategy -- “Virtual Climate” and Climate Change Assessment: Paving the Way for Workable Climate Change Policies -- Examining the
Linkages—Which Policies Will Work? -- A Congressional View of Workable Linkages -- Thinking about Global Climate Change -- Thinking about Global Climate Change
ISBN:9781475721614
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Series:Environmental Science Research : 45
Keywords: Life sciences , Philosophy and science , Ecology , Environmental management , Ecotoxicology , Waste management , Social sciences , Life Sciences , Ecology , Environmental Management , Waste Management/Waste Technology , Ecotoxicology , Philosophy of Science , Social Sciences, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-1991-9783540464730:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Differential Geometry, Group Representations, and Quantization
Author(s):
Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (280 p.)
Note:10.1007/3-540-53941-7
Contents:Global differential geometric methods in elasticity and hydrodynamics -- GL(n, ?), tetrads and generalized space-time dynamics -- On boundary conditions for Yang-Mills fields in spatially bounded domains -- Parallel transport of
phases -- An alternative approach to the quantization of linear relativistic field equations -- A lattice approximation of the dirac equation -- Some hidden aspects of hidden symmetry -- A baryon standard model for electroweak and
strong interactions -- Is the physical vacuum really Lorentz-invariant? -- Quantization, coherent states and diffeomorphism groups -- Borel quantization and the origin of topological effects in quantum mechanics -- Symmetries of
quantum group coupling coefficients -- Symmetry groups and spectrum generating groups -- Spectrum and character formulae of so(3, 2) unitary representations -- Quantum theory of single events -- Symmetry, entropy and complexity --
Steps in the philosophy of quantum theory
ISBN:9783540464730
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Series:Lecture Notes in Physics: 379
Keywords: Physics , Differential geometry , Quantum physics , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Mathematical Methods in Physics , Numerical and Computational Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics , Quantum Physics , Differential Geometry
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Call number:SPRINGER-1990-9789400923560:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Computation, Logic, Philosophy A Collection of Essays
Author(s): Hao Wang
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (373 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-2356-0
Contents:One. Broad Issues -- 1. On Formalization -- 2. The Concept of Computability [(1953)] -- 3. Process and Existence in Mathematics [1961(60)] -- 4. Logic, Computation and Philosophy [1971(66)] -- Two. Automated Theorem Proving(ATP) -- 5.
Computer Theorem Proving and Artificial Intelligence [1984(82)] -- 6. Proving Theorems by Pattern Recognition, I [1960(59)] -- 7. Observations on ATP -- 8. Some Data for ATP -- 9. Proving Theorems by Pattern Recognition, II [1961(60)a]
-- Three. Decidability and Complexity -- 10. Games, Logic and Computers [1965a] -- 11. Dominoes and the AEA Case of the Decision Problem [1963(62)] -- 12. Towards Feasible Solutions of the Tautology Problem (with B.Dunhan) [1976(74)]
-- 13. Ranked Matching and Hospital Interns (with D.A.Martin) [(1977)] -- Four. Topics from Theory to Practice -- 14. Logical Fragments Relevant to Computer Science -- 15. Computers and Mathematical Activity -- 16. On Information
Processing of the Chinese Language [1979] -- The List of the Publications of the Author
ISBN:9789400923560
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Series:Mathematics and its Application (China Series): 2
Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy , Computers , Mathematical logic , Mathematics , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Philosophy of Technology , Theory of Computation
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Call number:SPRINGER-1990-9781461322634:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Instrumentation: A Reader
Author(s):
Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (272 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-2263-4
Contents:1. Future instrumentation: its effect on production and research -- 2. Sensors for mechanical properties -- 3. Digital transducers -- 4. Smart pressure transmitters -- 5. On-line measurement of liquid density -- 6. Measuring mass flow
using the Coriolis principle -- 7. Humidity in air and gases -- 8. Development and application of a 0.14 g piezoelectric accelerometer -- 9. The use of ultrasonic techniques for non-invasive instrumentation on chemical and process
plant -- 10. Level and density measurement using non-contact nuclear gauges -- 11. Analytical instruments for process control -- 12. Silicon sensors meet integrated circuits -- 13. Optical measurement methods -- 14. Sensing with
optical fibres: an emerging technology -- 15. Feedback in instruments and its applications -- 16. Communications in process control -- 17. Measurement errors and instrument inaccuracies -- 18. How to calibrate flowmeters and velocity
meters -- 19. Noise suppression and prevention in piezoelectric transducer systems -- 20. Process measurement in the food industry -- 21. Some instrumental techniques for hostile environments -- 22. The impact of the accident at Three
Mile Island on plant control and instrumentation philosophy
ISBN:9781461322634
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Keywords: Physics , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Mechanical engineering , Electrical engineering , Physics , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices , Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Physics, general
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Title:Instrumentation for Ground-Based Optical Astronomy Present and Future The Ninth Santa Cruz Summer Workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics, July 13–July 24, 1987, Lick Observatory
Author(s):
Date:1988
Size:1 online resource (751 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-3880-5
Contents:SESSION 1: High Resolution Spectrographs -- to the Session on High Resolution Spectrographs -- Aspects of the Optical Design of the AAT and WHT Echelle Spectrographs -- Overall Philosophy of the Echelle Spectrographs for the Anglo
Australian Telescope and William Herschel Telescope -- The Lick Observatory Hamilton Echelle Spectrometer -- Optical Design of the ARC Echelle Spectrometer -- A Coudé Echelle Spectrograph with a Large Mosaic Grating but with Small
Corrector Lenses -- A New High-Resolution CCD Spectrometer for the McDonald Observatory 2.7-Meter Telescope -- HIRES: A High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer for the Keck 10-Meter Telescope -- A Comparison of Holographic and Echelle
Gratings in Astronomical Spectrometry -- What’s New in Gratings? -- Fabry-Perot Interferometers -- An Ultra-High Resolution Spectrograph in a Hurry -- SESSION 2: Low Resolution, Faint Object Spectrographs -- Overview of Faint Object
Spectrographs -- A CCD Spectropolarimeter for the Lick Observatory 3-Meter Telescope -- Experience with the Palomar Double Spectrograph -- Optical Design of Image Stabilizer Systems and Associated Off-Axis Guiders -- An Immersion
Grating for an Astronomical Spectrograph -- SESSION 3: Multi-Object Spectrographs -- to Session on Multi-Object Spectrographs -- Multiple Object Spectroscopy -- Multi-Object Spectrography at ESO and the CFHT -- Fiber-Fed
Instrumentation at CTIO -- The MX Spectrometer: Operational Results -- Fiber Optics at Kitt Peak National Observatory -- Multifiber Spectroscopy for the Keck 10-Meter Telescope -- A Bench Fiber Fed Spectrograph for Stellar Line
Variability Studies -- A New Device for Faint Objects High Resolution Imagery and Bidimensional Spectrography (First Observational Results with “TIGER” at CFHT 3.6-Meter Telescope) -- All-Reflective Aspherized Grating Spectrographs at
the Prime Focus of the CFHT -- The Large Pupil Case: The ESSEFEM Multislit Spectrograph -- SILFID: A Versatile Fiber-Optics Spectrograph for Faint Objects -- SESSION 4: Imaging and Photometry, Image Reconstruction -- to Session on
Imaging and Photometry, Image Reconstruction -- Image Reconstruction Using Adaptive Optics -- Laser Guide Stars for Adaptive Optical Telescopes -- Speckle Imaging Review -- Image Stabilization at the ESO 2.2-Meter Telescope with DISCO
-- Adaptive Optics Activities a ESO -- High-Resolution Imaging with Segmented Pupils -- A High Speed CCD Photometer for McDonald Observatory -- SESSION 5: Data Analysis, Software and Systems -- A User’s View of Data Reduction Systems
-- Hardware and Software Portability and Performance -- The IRAF CCD Reduction Package — CCDRED -- The MIDAS Image Processing System -- The VISTA Astronomical CCD Data Reduction and Analysis Software -- The FIGARO Package for
Astronomical Data Analysis -- SESSION 6: Detectors I: CCDs -- to CCD Session -- Traps and Deferred Charge in CCDs -- Recent CCD Technology Developments -- CCD Astrometry: One Primer and Two Problems -- Optical or Infrared — the Elusive
Boundary -- SESSION 7: Detectors II: Infrared Photo-Cathodes, Photon Counters -- to Session on Photon-Counting Equipment -- Photon-Counting Detector Systems -- Properties of a 40-mm Microchannel Plate Intensifier -- The Ranicon Photon
Counting Imager -- The RANICON for Ground Based Optical Astronomy -- Status of the MAMA Detector Development Program -- Experience with the MAMA Detector -- Development of Visible Light Sensitive Imaging Tubes with Microchannel Plate
Intensifiers and Wedge and Strip Readout -- Interpolative Centroiding in Photon Counting Detectors -- The Photon Counting Camera CP40 -- SESSION 8: Instrument Control, Data Acquisition -- to Session on Instrument Control and Data
Acquisition -- New Instruments for Time-Series Photometry -- Standardization and Modularity of Instrument Controls for Astronomical Application at ESO -- UNIX and Data Collection in Astronomy -- The Control System for the UCL Coudé
Echelle Spectrograph -- Optical Multi-Mode Instrumentation at the University of Sã Paulo -- Development of a High Speed Video Cassette Data Acquisition System for the Observation of Rapid Fluctuations in Solar Flares -- SESSION 9:
Telescope Control, Remote Observing -- Session 9 Overview -- An Automated Supernova Search and the Design and Strategy -- An Overview of the Digitized Astronomy Supernovae Search Control and Image Processing Software -- The Status of
Berkeley’s Real-Time Supernova Search -- Remote Use of the Apache Point 3.5-Meter Telescope -- The Control System for the Apache Point 3.5-Meter Telescope -- Pointing and Tracking Algorithms for the Keck 10-Meter Telescope -- CFHT
Remote Observing Possibilities -- CCD TV Camera for Telescope Guiding -- Fifteen Degree Correcting Optics for a 10-Meter Liquid Mirror Telescope -- The Floating Boule Telescope Project -- SESSION 10: Equipment Available from Industry
Closing Session -- to Session on Equipment Available from Industry -- DFM Enginering, Inc. Generation III Telescope Control System TCS 68000 -- A Large Area CCD Imaging System -- Workshop Summary
ISBN:9781461238805
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Solid state physics , Spectroscopy , Microscopy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Geophysics/Geodesy , Solid State Physics , Spectroscopy and Microscopy
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Call number:SPRINGER-1986-9781461321835:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology Simulators for Nuclear Power
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Date:1986
Size:1 online resource (224 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-2183-5
Contents:A Methodology for the Design of Plant Analysers -- I. Introduction -- II. CEGB Operations -- III. Historical Development within the CEGB -- IV. Design and Provision of Training Simulators -- V. Requirements of Design Quality Assurance
-- VI. Simulation Language PMSP -- VII. Conservation of Validated Plant Models -- VIII. Converged Modelling Philosophy -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Models and Simulation in Nuclear Power Station Design and Operation -- I.
Introduction -- II. Physical Full-Scale Engineering Models -- III. Part-Scale Models -- IV. Full-Scale Static Control Room Mock-ups -- V. Full-Scale Control Room Mock-ups with Dynamic Displays -- VI. Full-Scope Training Simulators --
VII. Large Simulation Facilities for Design -- VIII. Nuclear Plant Analysers -- IX. Predictive Devices Used as Operator Aids -- X. Heysham II Power Station Fault Level Monitoring and Indication Equipment -- XI. CEGB Essential System
Integrating Simulator -- XII. Equipment, Systems and Human Reliability -- XIII. Testing of Automatic Control Loops -- XIV. Computer Hardware Necessary -- XV. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Psychological Aspects of
Simulator Design and Use -- I. Introduction -- II. Simulator Uses and Human Factors -- III. Simulators as Learning Environments -- IV. Alternative Approaches to Training -- V. Remaining Tasks for the Full-Scope Simulator -- VI.
Conclusions -- References -- The Development of Full-Scope AGR Training Simulators within the CEGB -- I. Introduction -- II. User Requirement -- III. Functional Specification -- IV. Choice of Plant Model Complexity -- V. Choice of
Display and Tutorial Facilities -- VI. Computer and Interface Hardware -- VII. Software Development Strategy -- VIII. Long Term Support -- IX. Quality Assurance -- X. AGR Simulator System Design -- XI. Conclusions -- Acknowledgements
-- References -- Parallel Processing for Nuclear Safety Simulation -- I. Introduction -- II. Problem Definition and Solution Methodology -- III. Solution of Gas-Flow Equations -- IV. Application to RELAPV -- V. Conclusions --
Acknowledgement -- References -- Developments in Full-scope, Real-time Nuclear Plant Simulators -- I. Introduction -- II. Nuclear Submarine Simulators -- III. The Hunterston ‘B’ Simulator -- IV. The Torness AGR Simulator -- V.
Simulator System Design Philosophy -- VI. Automatic Testing -- VII. Computer System Architecture -- VIII. Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- Authors’ Biography
ISBN:9781461321835
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Series:Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology: 17
Keywords: Physics , Nuclear energy , Atoms , Nuclear engineering , Physics , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Nuclear Engineering , Nuclear Energy
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Title:To explain the world: The discovery of modern science
Author(s): Steven Weinberg
Date:2015
Publisher:Harper
Size:416 p
Contents:Part I -- Greek physics -- Matter and poetry -- Music and mathematics -- Motion and philosophy -- Hellenistic physics and technology -- Ancient science and religion -- Part II -- Greek astronomy -- The uses of astronomy -- Measuring the sun, moon, a nd earth -- The problem of the planets -- Part III -- The Middle Ages --The Arabs -- Medieval Europe -- Part IV --The scientific revolution -- The solar system solved -- Experiments begun -- Method reconsidered -- The Newtonian synthesis – Epilogue -- t he grand reduction
ISBN:9780062346667
Keywords: Science, Ancient , Science, Medieval
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