Chaos: Making a New Science

By James Gleick

The million-copy bestseller by way of nationwide e-book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that finds the technology in the back of chaos theory

A paintings of well known technology within the culture of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary version of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a complete new readership to chaos concept, some of the most major waves of clinical wisdom in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly influence, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a common consistent, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s thought of fractals, which created a brand new geometry of nature, Gleick’s enticing narrative makes a speciality of the major figures whose genius converged to chart an leading edge path for technological know-how. In Chaos,Gleick makes the tale of chaos conception not just attention-grabbing but additionally available to novices, and opens our eyes to a stunning new view of the universe.

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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics (Sterling Milestones)

By Clifford A. Pickover

Following the highly winning The technological know-how Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 brief, interesting, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such attractive issues as darkish power, parallel universes, the Doppler impression, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon, the book's timeline extends again billions of years to the hypothetical monstrous Bang and ahead trillions of years to a time of “quantum resurrection.” just like the prior titles during this sequence, The Physics Book is helping readers achieve an knowing of significant recommendations with no getting slowed down in advanced details.
 

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Optimal Control with Aerospace Applications (Space Technology Library)

Need to know not only what makes rockets cross up yet how you can do it optimally? optimum keep watch over thought has develop into such an important field in aerospace engineering that no graduate scholar or practising engineer can have enough money to be and not using a operating wisdom of it. This is the 1st book that starts from scratch to coach the reader the fundamental rules of the calculus of adaptations, improve the mandatory stipulations step by step, and introduce the easy computational recommendations of optimum control. This booklet, with difficulties and an online solution guide, offers the graduate-level reader with enough introductory knowledge in order that she or he cannot basically learn the literature and learn the subsequent point textbook yet may also practice the speculation to discover optimum ideas in perform. not more is required than the standard heritage of an undergraduate engineering, technological know-how, or arithmetic application: particularly calculus, differential equations, and numerical integration.
Although discovering optimum suggestions for these difficulties is a posh approach concerning the calculus of diversifications, the authors rigorously lay out step by step an important theorems and strategies. a number of examples are labored to illustrate find out how to practice the theories to every thing from classical difficulties (e.g., crossing a river in minimal time) to engineering difficulties (e.g., minimum-fuel release of a satellite). Throughout the book use is made up of the time-optimal release of a satellite tv for pc into orbit as an immense case examine with detailed research of 2 examples: release from the Moon and release from Earth. For launching into the sector of optimum recommendations, glance no extra!

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Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure

Utilizing an incredibly obtainable strategy, the authors current a desirable examine how cosmic buildings, corresponding to galaxies and clusters, all started and developed. After introducing readers to the best cosmological versions and easy observational cosmology, they aspect the massive Bang conception and the speculation of structural formation by means of gravitational instability. The e-book concludes with observational suggestions for checking out versions of large-scale constitution foundation within the universe. positive aspects discussions of modern wonderful breakthroughs together with the COBE satellite tv for pc discoveries.

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Causal Reasoning in Physics

By Mathias Frisch

A lot has been written at the position of causal notions and causal reasoning within the so-called 'special sciences' and in good judgment. yet does causal reasoning additionally play a task in physics? Mathias Frisch argues that, opposite to what influential philosophical arguments purport to teach, the answer's sure. Time-asymmetric causal buildings are as necessary part of the representational toolkit of physics as a theory's dynamical equations. Frisch develops his argument partially via a critique of anti-causal arguments and in part via an in depth exam of exact examples of causal notions in physics, together with causal ideas invoked in linear reaction idea and in representations of radiation phenomena. delivering a brand new viewpoint at the nature of medical theories and causal reasoning, this booklet can be of curiosity to specialist philosophers, graduate scholars, and somebody drawn to the function of causal considering in technological know-how.

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Computational Diffusion MRI and Brain Connectivity: MICCAI Workshops, Nagoya, Japan, September 22nd, 2013 (Mathematics and Visualization)

This quantity includes the court cases from heavily similar workshops: Computational Diffusion MRI (CDMRI’13) and Mathematical tools from mind Connectivity (MMBC’13), held below the auspices of the sixteenth foreign convention on scientific snapshot Computing and laptop Assisted Intervention, which came about in Nagoya, Japan, September 2013.

Inside, readers will locate contributions starting from mathematical foundations and novel equipment for the validation of inferring large-scale connectivity from neuroimaging facts to the statistical research of the knowledge, speeded up tools for info acquisition, and the latest advancements on mathematical diffusion modeling.

This quantity deals a worthy place to begin for someone attracted to studying computational diffusion MRI and mathematical equipment for mind connectivity in addition to bargains new views and insights on present study demanding situations for these presently within the box. it will likely be of curiosity to researchers and practitioners in computing device technological know-how, MR physics, and utilized mathematics.

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Electronics with Discrete Components

By Enrique J. Galvez

Designed for a one semester path on electronics for physics and technology majors, this article deals a complete, up to date replacement to at present on hand texts by means of offering a latest method of the path. It contains the combo of idea and perform that fits the common electronics path syllabus with balanced insurance of either electronic and analog electronics.

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Le Livre des Univers

By John D. Barrow

Ce livre explique en détail l'énigmatique notion de Multivers, l'Univers de tous les univers possibles, dont certains physiciens, parmi les plus sérieux, imaginent l'existence. Se fondant sur les travaux d'Einstein, explorant les idées des uns et des autres sur l'expansion de l'Univers, sur le voyage dans le temps, sur les mystères de l'énergie sombre et de l. a. matière noire, ou encore sur l. a. body étrange des trous noirs, John Barrow nous plonge aux coeurs des théories cosmologiques les plus actuelles et les plus excitantes.

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Das elegante Universum: Superstrings, verborgene Dimensionen und die Suche nach der Weltformel

By Brian Greene

A attention-grabbing and thought-provoking trip in the course of the mysteries of house, time, and matter.

With a brand new preface (not in the other version) that might assessment the big public reception of the really vague string theory—made attainable by means of this e-book and an elevated variety of adherents among physicists—The stylish Universe "sets a regular that would be difficult to beat" (New York instances e-book Review). Brian Greene, one of many world's best string theorists, peels away the layers of poser surrounding string thought to bare a universe that involves 11 dimensions, the place the cloth of area tears and upkeep itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the main gargantuan supernovas—is generated by means of the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of strength.

Today physicists and mathematicians through the global are feverishly engaged on probably the most formidable theories ever proposed: superstring concept. String concept, because it is frequently referred to as, is the foremost to the Unified box conception that eluded Einstein for greater than thirty years. eventually, the century-old antagonism among the massive and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. String conception pronounces that each one of the wondrous happenings within the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of 1 grand actual precept and manifestations of 1 unmarried entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of strength, a billionth of a billionth the scale of an atom. during this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly transparent booklet, Greene relates the clinical tale and the human fight in the back of twentieth-century physics' look for a concept of every thing.

Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The stylish Universe makes essentially the most refined suggestions ever meditated viscerally available and punctiliously enjoyable, bringing us nearer than ever to figuring out how the universe works.

Lliterary Awards
Royal Society Prize for basic Prize (2000)
Lionel Trilling booklet Award (2000)

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