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Weak Links

Author : Peter Csermely
ISBN : 9783540311577
Genre : Science
File Size : 52.17 MB
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How can our societies be stabilized in a crisis? Why can we enjoy and understand Shakespeare? Why are fruitflies uniform? How do omnivorous eating habits aid our survival? What makes the Mona Lisa’s smile beautiful? How do women keep our social structures intact? – Could there possibly be a single answer to all these questions? This book shows that the statement: "weak links stabilize complex systems" provides the key to understanding each of these intriguing puzzles, and many more besides. The author, a recipient of several distinguished science communication prizes, explains weak or low probability interactions, and uses them as connecting threads in a vast variety of networks from proteins to ecosystems. This unique book and the ideas it develops will have a significant impact on diverse, seemingly unrelated fields of study.
Category: Science

Quantum Mechanics At The Crossroads

Author : James Evans
ISBN : 9783540326656
Genre : Science
File Size : 39.5 MB
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This volume brings together leading quantum physicists to expound on the meaning and future directions of quantum mechanics. It offers new insights from different vantage points to tackle essential questions in quantum mechanics and its interpretation. All the authors have written for a broad readership, and the resulting volume will appeal to everyone wishing to keep abreast of new developments in quantum mechanics, as well as its history and philosophy.
Category: Science

The Physical Basis Of The Direction Of Time

Author : H. Dieter Zeh
ISBN : 9783540680017
Genre : Science
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This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe. In particular, the book offers an analysis of the physical concept of time.
Category: Science

The Nonlinear Universe

Author : Alwyn C. Scott
ISBN : 9783540341536
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.51 MB
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Written in Alwyn Scott’s inimitable style, one that readers will find both lucid and accessible, this masterwork elucidates the explosion of activity in nonlinear science in recent decades. The book explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for future developments in many areas of modern science, including mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience. Arguably as important as quantum theory, modern nonlinear science is essential for understanding the scientific developments of the twenty-first century.
Category: Science

The Emerging Physics Of Consciousness

Author : Jack A. Tuszynski
ISBN : 9783540367239
Genre : Science
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Seeks answers to these questions using the underlying assumption that consciousness can be understood using the intellectual potential of modern physics and other sciences. There are a number of theories of consciousness, some based on classical physics while others require the use of quantum concepts. The latter ones have drawn criticism from the parts of the scientific establishment while simultaneously claiming that classical approaches are doomed to failure. The contributing authors presents a spectrum of opinions from both sides of this on-going scientific debate, allowing readers to decide for themselves which of the approaches are most likely to succeed.
Category: Science

Epsl Frontiers

Author : A. Halliday
ISBN : 0444516956
Genre : Reference
File Size : 53.91 MB
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A new section of short reviews called 'Frontiers' was introduced within the Elsevier journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters (EPSL) in 2002 under the Editorship of Alex Halliday from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. These high profile Frontiers articles are written by leading experts and published as the opening pages to regular issues of EPSL. The reason for this development is that the Editors of EPSL believe there is an important niche to be filled with fast communications that bring the scientific community up-to-speed on interesting new areas of science. Frontiers articles are therefore specifically intended for the non-specialist earth and planetary science readership. In order to reach a broader readership, those without subscriptions to the journal, Frontiers articles will now also be published in a new book series, the EPSL Frontiers series. Volume 1 will contain all 2002 and 2003 Frontiers articles. Future volumes will contain one year of articles each.
Category: Reference

Acta Physica Polonica

Author :
ISBN : UVA:X006163556
Genre : Nuclear physics
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Category: Nuclear physics

Sea Frontiers

Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822008861130
Genre : Oceanography
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Category: Oceanography

Frontiers 99

Author : IEEE Computer Society
ISBN : UCSC:32106015375758
Genre : Computers
File Size : 56.8 MB
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Proceedings from the February 1999 symposium illustrate the path that massively parallel technology follows in going from long range research to strategic resource to commercial application. Thirty-six contributions address such topics as parallel numerical computation and applications, optical computing, quantum computing, petaflops, and configurable computing. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Category: Computers