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Group Dynamics

Author : Hubert Bonner
ISBN : 0267811683
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from Group Dynamics: Principles and Applications About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Social Science

The Tao Of Organization

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ISBN : 9780834800052
Genre : Business & Economics
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Of particular interest for its application to business strategizing, this edition of the well-known ancient Chinese classic I Ching (The Book of Changes) guides readers through the intricacies of group dynamics and relationships within organizations of all kinds. The root text is supported by a commentary from the eleventh-century scholar Cheng Yi, founder of the movement known as Lixue, the "study of inner design." Cheng contended that by understanding the pattern of events—the inner design of nature—one can bring about mutual understanding and cooperation among people in groups, thus facilitating the accomplishment of any tasks they might undertake. The translator's extensive introduction gives specific, systematic guidelines for consulting the I Ching for greatest understanding and best results. Included in the afterword is a profile of the modern and Japanese organizational genius Matsushita Konosuke, founder of Panasonic and other multinational corporations, whose success has been built on the principles of the I Ching.
Category: Business & Economics

Analytical Mechanics

Author : John G Papastavridis
ISBN : 9789814590365
Genre : Mathematics
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This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, treatise on the energetic mechanics of Lagrange and Hamilton, that is, classical analytical dynamics, and its principal applications to constrained systems (contact, rolling, and servoconstraints). It is a book on advanced dynamics from a unified viewpoint, namely, the kinetic principle of virtual work, or principle of Lagrange. As such, it continues, renovates, and expands the grand tradition laid by such mechanics masters as Appell, Maggi, Whittaker, Heun, Hamel, Chetaev, Synge, Pars, Luré, Gantmacher, Neimark, and Fufaev. Many completely solved examples complement the theory, along with many problems (all of the latter with their answers and many of them with hints). Although written at an advanced level, the topics covered in this 1400-page volume (the most extensive ever written on analytical mechanics) are eminently readable and inclusive. It is of interest to engineers, physicists, and mathematicians; advanced undergraduate and graduate students and teachers; researchers and professionals; all will find this encyclopedic work an extraordinary asset; for classroom use or self-study. In this edition, corrections (of the original edition, 2002) have been incorporated. Contents:IntroductionBackground: Basic Concepts and Equations of Particle and Rigid-Body MechanicsKinematics of Constrained SystemsKinetics of Constrained SystemsImpulsive MotionNonlinear Nonholonomic ConstraintsDifferential Variational Principles, and Associated Generalized Equations of Motion of Nielsen, Tsenov, et al.Time-Integral Theorems and Variational PrinciplesIntroduction to Hamiltonian/Canonical Methods: Equations of Hamilton and Routh; Canonical Formalism Readership: Students and researchers in engineering, physics, and applied mathematics. Key Features:No book of this scope (comprehensiveness and state-of-the-art level) has ever been written, in any language, there are no real competitors. This (like the author's other books) is an entirely original work; several of its topics are based on the author's own research, and appear for the first time in book formReadability (“reader friendliness”) in spite of its advanced levelEconomy of thinking: Unified treatment based on Lagrange's kinetic principle of virtual workSuperior and clear notation: both indicial and direct notations for vectors, Cartesian tensors etc.Self-contained exposition: All background mathematics and mechanics are summarized in the handbook like chapter 1Keywords:Analytical Mechanics;Classical Mechanics;Classical Dynamics;Theoretical Mechanics;Advanced Engineering Dynamics;Applied MechanicsReviews: “A monumental treatise … which is going to become a reference book on the subject … It should not be missed by anybody working in the area of analytical dynamics or only wanting to understand major problems of the subject … This landmark reference source … [is] the most comprehensive exposition available of the advanced engineering-oriented dynamics.” Zentralblatt für Math. “This unique treatise should be part of every scientific library and scholarly collection in engineering science.” IEEE Control Systems Magazine “I recommend without hesitation Prof Papastravridis' treatise as a reference source to be acquired by every library of Mathematics, Physics, or Mechanical/Aeronautical/Electrical Engineering department. It is a different book, especially in our Internet era where instant satisfaction is often the primary (sometimes sole) goal of the student or researcher. Putting together 1392 (!!) pages of carefully prepared text and 172 figures (which then become somehow sparse) represents a major effort, to say the least.” Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society “Recipient of the annual competition award, in engineering, of the Association of American Publishers.” The Outstanding Professional and Scholarly Titles of 2002 (March 2003) “Unique in Contents and Perspective … has no Competition in Depth and Breadth.” Dr George Simitses Professor of Engineering Science, Mechanics, and Aerospace Engineering University of Cincinatti and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA “Probably the best of its kind and likely to become standard reference.” Dr Alex Dalgarno FRS, member of US National Academy of Sciences, and “father of molecular astrophysics” and Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA “The reviewer shares the author's statement that this book with its almost 1,400 pages is unique among the comparable treatises in the breadth and the depth of the covered material. Regarding technicalities — the students and the young scientists will find a lot of interesting examples and solved up to their very end problems. I recommend you to read this special book in analytical mechanics. It is a useful tool to undergraduate and graduate students, professors and researchers in the area of applied mechanics, engineering science, and mechanical, aerospace, and structural engineering, as well for the physicists and applied mathematicians.” Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics
Category: Mathematics

Magnetic Flux Structures In Superconductors

Author : Rudolf Hübener
ISBN : 9783662084465
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This second edition has been brought up to date by the inclusion of an extensive new chapter on aspects relevant to high-temperature superconductors. The new edition provides researchers, engineers and other scientists with an introduction to the field and makes useful supplementary reading for graduate students in low-temperature physics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Representation Theory Of Finite Groups

Author : Martin Burrow
ISBN : 9780486145075
Genre : Mathematics
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DIVConcise, graduate-level exposition covers representation theory of rings with identity, representation theory of finite groups, more. Exercises. Appendix. 1965 edition. /div
Category: Mathematics

Society In Action

Author : Joyce Oramel Hertzler
ISBN : 0364487658
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from Society in Action: A Study of Basic Social Processes This Book is intended to serve as a foundation text for courses in General Sociology, Principles of Sociology, Modern Human Society, and the like. It may be used in classes where the students have already had a social-science survey course or an introductory one-semester course in sociology, or it may be used as a basic text in departments that introduce their students to sociology after the freshman year. This is not a simple, "pat" book of cut-and-dried principles. One reason is that human society is immensely complex, and to offer a simple presentation is to underestimate or overlook or understate a multiplicity of intricate problems. Another reason is that sociology as a science is still young and is feeling its way as it proceeds with the study of one of the most complicated and confusing of all areas of knowledge. Society in Action is intended to provide an overall analysis of human society as a dynamic entity, not only in terms of its structures, but, especially, in terms of its operational aspects - that is, its functions, processes, and relations - and the factors involved in typical and recurrent social situations. Mere descriptions of the more obvious or the more conventionally treated parts or aspects of human society do not provide the thorough understanding of its nature and operation that is theoretically possible or practically desirable today. Nor can this understanding be obtained from an examination of society as a static thing. A treatment which restricts itself to social change, social institutions, the community, or the ecological, cultural, or social-psychological approaches and overemphasizes certain features at the expense of others is also unlikely to provide such understanding. These approaches have their merits, but they are partial - and in some measure deceptive. This analysis is concerned mainly with modern Western society, although there are some references to other societies for purposes of comparison. The social sciences have, of course, a considerable body of postulates of universal application, but no single study can competently review them or make all the special and scientifically essential qualifications. We do, however, need to know as best we can what our present, fluid, dynamic Western society is like and how it "works." When the student is led to view human society as a vast "going concern," he has, as it were, a blueprint on which he can perceive and relate the substance of his courses in psychology, social psychology, economics, political science, human geography, and history. And, more important, he is able to bring the more specialized courses in sociology - the community, urban and rural sociology, population, human ecology, poverty and dependency, industrial sociology, social disorganization, marriage and the family, primary and secondary groups, social institutions, and social control - into perspective with the whole of societal operation. In this book, attention is focused upon social processes. The dynamic conception of society - scientifically essential - has developed in sociologists a pronounced tendency to formulate social theory within the action frame of reference. It is here contended that such formulation involves an analysis of processes in relation to structures, functions, and factors. This text attempts to study all the common processes in operation in the societal context. It is not confined to the very general processes and does not overemphasize some simply because of the greater availability of descriptive material or because of great current interest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at
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Introduction To Quantum Mechanics

Author : Sy M. Blinder
ISBN : 9780080489285
Genre : Science
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics provides a lucid, up-to-date introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics at the level of undergraduates and first-year graduate students in chemistry, materials science, biology and related fields. It shows how the fundamental concepts of quantum theory arose from classic experiments in physics and chemistry, and presents the quantum-mechanical foundations of modern techniques including molecular spectroscopy, lasers and NMR. Blinder also discusses recent conceptual developments in quantum theory, including Schrödinger's Cat, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment, Bell's theorem and quantum computing. Clearly presents the basics of quantum mechanics and modern developments in the field Explains applications to molecular spectroscopy, lasers, NMR, and MRI Introduces new concepts such as Schrödinger's Cat, Bell's Theorem, and quantum computing Includes full-color illustrations, proven pedagogical features, and links to online materials
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Classics In Psychology

Author : Thorne Shipley
ISBN : UOM:39015072108023
Genre : Psychology
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Games People Play

Author : Eric Berne
ISBN : 9780140027686
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you realise you, and all the people you know, play games? All the time? Sexual games, marital games, complex games that you�re not even aware of as you go about your usual life? You might play games like �Alcoholic� or �The Frigid Woman' at weekends, or perhaps 'Ain't it awful' or �Kick me� while you�re at work. First published in the 1960s and recognized as a classic work of its kind by professionals, the bestselling �Games People Play� is also an accessible and fascinating read. It is a wise, original, witty and very sensible analysis of the games we play in order to live with one another � and with ourselves.
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