Author: Philip Purser
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
"A complete instruction manual for creating stunning natural terrariums. Filled with information on plants, substrates, water features, animals, construction, and more"--Back cover.
The Higgs Fake
Author: Alexander Unzicker
Does This Year's Nobel Prize In Physics Make Einstein Turn In His Grave?The Higgs Fake – How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee is a merciless critique of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and of the theoretical model on which the world's most expensive experiment is based. Unzicker, a German physicist and award-winning science writer, argues that the reaction of the Swedish Academy to last year's discovery appears to be a result of being beguiled by CERN's attempts to justify the billions of dollars of public money being spent.The book starts off by claiming that the greatest physicists such as Einstein, Dirac of Schrödinger would have considered the “discovery” of the Higgs particle ridiculous. The reasons, according to the author, are that: “1) the so-called standard model has grown unbelievably complicated, 2) none of the great riddles of physics that have persisted for a century have been solved, 3) history suggests that the current model is a dead end, 4) with their ever-more intricate experimental techniques, particle physicists are fooling themselves with alleged results, 5) scientific convictions in the community are established by blind faith in expert opinions, group-think and parroting, and 6) the data analysis in its complexity cannot be overseen by anybody.”Unzicker gives a historical survey of the field, and concludes that particle physics, as practiced since 1930, is “a futile enterprise in its entirety.” The book is peppered with a series of funny quotes from famous philosophers and scientists. In the last section, “Antidotes,” he specifically attacks “the overstated claims by famous physicists such as Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Michio Kaku, Lisa Randall, Sean Carroll, Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalili.” At the end, Unzicker lists questions that he would like to be asked to particle physicists at press conferences, hearings and discussions.Unzicker's books have been praised as “well-grounded, sound, [and] informed,” and as “vehement pleading for physics as a natural science, in its best tradition,” but also dismissed by particle physicists as an “incoherent rant” and “time-wasting nonsense.” The new book, written in an even more explicit and provocative tone, is likely to upset the high energy physics community.Praise for previous books of the author:The assertion that “science means, after all, not being a sucker” is well worth taking to heart. – Publishersweekly A broad dismissal of modern theoretical physicists…Unzicker also targets the massive expenditures of funds on high-energy particle accelerators. – Kirkus ReviewsUnzicker dares to think outside the mainstream. A refreshing and provoking book... – Prof. Hans Volker Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, University of Heidelberg Timely needed revision of contemporary physics´ idiocies. – Prof. Antonio Ruiz de Elvira, University of Alcalá de Henares A passionate and profound search for scientific truth. Unzicker's questions to particle physicists at CERN are justified. PD Peter Thirolf, nuclear physicist at Munich University.A major contribution to physics... Unzicker is pointing out that the emperor is naked... The establishment scientists will curse and moan. – Edwin E Klingman, author, former NASA Research Physicist
Author: Stephen Hilgartner, Richard C. Bell, Rory O'Connor
Publisher: Viking Press
Examines the public relations efforts of the nuclear power industry and analyzes its use of euphemisms and confusing language in order to encourage the development of nuclear energy
"This book is the premier comprehensive reference source for the latest terms, acronyms and definitions related to all aspects of information science and technology. It provides the most current information to researchers on every level"--Provided by publisher.
Physicist Stephen M. Barr’s lucid Student’s Guide to Natural Science aims to give students an understanding, in broad outline, of the nature, history, and great ideas of natural science from ancient times to the present, with a primary focus on physics. Barr begins with the contributions of the ancient Greeks, in particular the two great ideas that reality can be understood by the systematic use of reason and that phenomena have natural explanations. He goes on to discuss, among other things, the medieval roots of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the role played by religion in fostering the idea of a lawful natural order, and the major breakthroughs of modern physics, including how many newer “revolutionary” theories are in fact related to much older ones. Throughout this thoughtful guide, Barr draws his readers’ attention to the larger themes and trends of scientific history, including the increasing unification and “mathematization” of our view of the physical world that has resulted in the laws of nature appearing more and more as forming a single harmonious mathematical edifice.
Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book argues that the ‘constructivist metaphor’ has become a self-appointed overriding concept that suppresses other modes of thinking about knowing and learning science. Yet there are questions about knowledge that constructivism cannot properly answer, such as how a cognitive structure can intentionally develop a formation that is more complex than itself; how a learner can aim at a learning objective that is, by definition, itself unknown; how we learn through pain, suffering, love or passion; and the role emotion and crises play in knowing and learning. In support of the hypothesis that passibility underlies cognition, readers are provided with a collation of empirical studies and phenomenological analyses of knowing and learning science—in schools, scientific laboratories and everyday life—all of which defy a constructivist explanation. The author argues that ‘passibility’ constitutes an essential factor in the development of consciousness, with a range of essential experiences that cannot be brought into the linguistic realm. His exploration is guided by concepts such as ‘otherness’, passion, passivity and undecidability, and concludes by resituating the construction metaphor to accord it its proper place in a more comprehensive theory of learning.
This book presents the combined proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-15) and the International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications (CUTE 2015), both held in Cebu, Philippines, December 15 - 17, 2015. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of computer science covering topics including mobile computing, security and trust management, multimedia systems and devices, networks and communications, databases and data mining, and ubiquitous computing technologies such as ubiquitous communication and networking, ubiquitous software technology, ubiquitous systems and applications, security and privacy. These proceedings reflect the state-of-the-art in the development of computational methods, numerical simulations, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to computer science.
Laser Cooling and Trapping
Author: Harold J. Metcalf, Peter van der Straten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates with some basic knowledge of optics and quantum mechanics, this text begins with a review of the relevant results of quantum mechanics, before turning to the electromagnetic interactions involved in slowing and trapping atoms and ions, in both magnetic and optical traps. The concluding chapters discuss a broad range of applications, from atomic clocks and studies of collision processes, to diffraction and interference of atomic beams at optical lattices and Bose-Einstein condensation.
What Chinese Want
Author: Tom Doctoroff
A sweeping examination of contemporary Chinese consumer behavior explains the complex differences between Chinese and Western culture while revealing how marketers and businesses can take advantage of current opportunities.
The Gospel in Genesis
Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
In this series of never-before-published sermons, beloved teacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through the early chapters of Genesis. The Gospel in Genesis starts with the fall of man and ends with the call of Abram as it examines portions of chapters 3-12. Along the way Lloyd-Jones talks of serpents and sin, of the Word of God and the Babel of man. But the destination of The Gospel in Genesis is clear: readers will be moved from fig leaves in the garden to faith in the gospel. Thus Lloyd-Jones preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ from the pages of Genesis. These nine sermons will snap nonbelievers out of their apathy toward God and will embolden believers to share the only gospel that offers answers to life's biggest questions.
Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1855 edition. Auszug: ...in etwas hinter sich zu suchen haben, was ihrem Schein den Grund und Kern gebe, haben sie ihn in der Totalitat zu suchen, von der sie Beide Glieder sind; das Ganze ist der Halt und Kern des Ganzen und alles Dessen, was darin. Wurzel, Stengel, Blatt und Blute einer Pflanze konnen ihre Existenz nicht wechselseitig aufeinander begrunden wollen, sie bestehen als Theile der ganzen Pflanze und die ganze Pflanze, so wie sie uns mit unsern Sinnen erscheint, zugleich mit unsern Sinnen als Theil und in Unterordnung der ganzen Welt und ihrer das Ganze ubergreifenden Gesetze). Im Ganzen hat man allen Grund des Einzelnen zu suchen, nicht in etwas noch mehr Einzelnem und Anderm; doch kann man untersuchen, wie und nach welchen Pegeln sich das Einzelne zum Ganzen fugt und was die letzten Elemente. Im Lichte, was durch das Ganze scheint, hat man die Klarheit des Ganzen zu suchen, nicht in etwas Dunkelm hinter Welt und Licht; doch kann man das Licht selbst mit hoherm Licht erleuchten, indem man die Verhaltnisse der Lichterscheinung in sich und zu Dem, was sie bescheint, ergrundet. Also man lasse sich nicht dadurch irren, dass Sichtbares und Fuhlbares und Sehen, Fuhlen selbst doch nur. moglich ist, nach Massgabe als anderes Sichtbare und Fuhlbare und sogar noch mehr als Sichtbares und Fuhlbares und Sehen und Fuhlen moglich ist, als existire eigentlich nichts wahrhaft von all Dem, sei noch etwas in seinem Rucken zu suchen, was durch sich existirt. Das, was allein durch sich existirt, ist nicht etwas ausser all diesem Schein, ist vielmehr das Ganze, was all diesen Schein selbst einschliesst und eben nur in der Erscheinung...
This book provides an introduction to the emerging field of planning and decision making for aerial robots. An aerial robot is the ultimate form of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, an aircraft endowed with built-in intelligence, requiring no direct human control and able to perform a specific task. It must be able to fly within a partially structured environment, to react and adapt to changing environmental conditions and to accommodate for the uncertainty that exists in the physical world. An aerial robot can be termed as a physical agent that exists and flies in the real 3D world, can sense its environment and act on it to achieve specific goals. So throughout this book, an aerial robot will also be termed as an agent. Fundamental problems in aerial robotics include the tasks of spatial motion, spatial sensing and spatial reasoning. Reasoning in complex environments represents a difficult problem. The issues specific to spatial reasoning are planning and decision making. Planning deals with the trajectory algorithmic development based on the available information, while decision making determines priorities and evaluates potential environmental uncertainties. The issues specific to planning and decision making for aerial robots in their environment are examined in this book and categorized as follows: motion planning, deterministic decision making, decision making under uncertainty and finally multi-robot planning. A variety of techniques are presented in this book, and a number of relevant case studies are examined. The topics considered in this book are multidisciplinary in nature and lie at the intersection of Robotics, Control Theory, Operational Research and Artificial Intelligence.
Author: William Fox
William Fox’s writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations. In Aereality, he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world’s largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. And finally, in Australia, Fox examines the history and current practice of both Euro-Australian and Aboriginal aerial views, and searches for the cognitive roots of our aerial imagination. Accompanying Fox throughout his travels is a rolling cast of enlightened fliers: geographers, museum curators, landscape photographers, anthropologists, and artists. He traverses the sky in prop planes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, all with the ultimate goal of knowing and experiencing the earth from the air.