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Weak Links

Author : Peter Csermely
ISBN : 9783540311577
Genre : Science
File Size : 66.38 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


Author : Maximilian A. Schlosshauer
ISBN : 9783540357735
Genre : Computers
File Size : 49.66 MB
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This detailed, accessible introduction to the field of quantum decoherence reviews the basics and then explains the essential consequences of the phenomenon for our understanding of the world. The discussion includes, among other things: How the classical world of our experience can emerge from quantum mechanics; the implications of decoherence for various interpretations of quantum mechanics; recent experiments confirming the puzzling consequences of the quantum superposition principle and making decoherence processes directly observable.
Category: Computers

The Physical Basis Of The Direction Of Time

Author : H. Dieter Zeh
ISBN : 9783540680017
Genre : Science
File Size : 37.52 MB
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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

Quantum Mechanics At The Crossroads

Author : James Evans
ISBN : 9783540326656
Genre : Science
File Size : 81.61 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

Weak Links Between Exports And Economic Growth In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9211216923
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.18 MB
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Export growth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 20 years has enabled the region to regain part of the share of global trade that it had lost during the three preceding decades. However, this has not had much effect on the pace of overall economic growth. This publication analyses the characteristics of the region's export development over the past twp decades and the reasons why spillovers to structural change and economic growth have remained limited.
Category: Business & Economics

Frontiers In Superconducting Materials

Author : Vladimir Matias
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121577451
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 55.57 MB
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The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Acta Physica Polonica

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ISBN : UVA:X006163556
Genre : Nuclear physics
File Size : 50.16 MB
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Category: Nuclear physics

Frontiers In Superconducting Materials

Author : Anant V. Narlikar
ISBN : 9783540272946
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 68.9 MB
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Frontiers in Superconducting Materials gives a state-of-the-art report of the most important topics of the current research in superconductive materials and related phenomena. It comprises 30 chapters written by renowned international experts in the field. It is of central interest to researchers and specialists in Physics and Materials Science, both in academic and industrial research, as well as advanced students. It also addresses electronic and electrical engineers. Even non-specialists interested in superconductivity might find some useful answers.
Category: Technology & Engineering