Category: Science

In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

By John Gribbin

Quantum idea is so stunning that Einstein couldn't deliver himself to just accept it. it's so vital that it presents the elemental underpinning of all sleek sciences. with out it, we would haven't any nuclear strength or nuclear guns, no television, no desktops, no technology of molecular biology, no knowing of DNA, no genetic engineering. In seek of Schrodinger's Cat tells the entire tale of quantum mechanics, a fact stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step-by-step into an ever weirder and interesting position, requiring merely that we strategy it with an open brain. He introduces the scientists who constructed quantum thought. He investigates the atom, radiation, time commute, the delivery of the universe, superconductors and lifestyles itself. And in an international filled with its personal delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a look for quantum truth - as he brings each reader to a transparent figuring out of crucial zone of medical learn this day - quantum physics. looking for Schrodinger's Cat is an engaging and pleasant creation to the unusual international of the quantum - an important aspect in figuring out brand new global.

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Resilient Energy Systems: Renewables: Wind, Solar, Hydro (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)

By Ion Bostan, Valeriu Dulgheru

Renewable power structures are taking part in a huge function within the present discourse on power protection and sustainability. clinical, engineering and fiscal ideas are followed, and their is a continuing attempt to appreciate mechanisms and thoughts to permit a swifter penetration of renewable structures within the present power combine and effort market.

Readers of this ebook may have entry to info, engineering layout and financial ideas for harvesting neighborhood and local strength strength by way of sun, wind, hydro resources. 

It will let graduate scholars, researchers, promoters of sustainable power technologies,consulting engineering specialists, an expert public to appreciate the strategies, tools, strategies appropriate for various levels of layout and implementation of a big choice of renewable strength applied sciences, and to spot their sustainability in software and policy.

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Global Tectonics

The 3rd version of this broadly acclaimed textbook presents a finished creation to all elements of world tectonics, and contains significant revisions to mirror the main major fresh advances within the box.

  • A totally revised 3rd variation of this hugely acclaimed textual content written by way of eminent authors together with one of many pioneers of plate tectonic theory
  • Major revisions to this new version replicate the main major fresh advances within the box, together with new and increased chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle and the consequences of plate tectonics for environmental change
  • Combines a old strategy with procedure technology to supply a cautious stability among geological and geophysical fabric in either continental and oceanic regimes
  • Dedicated site on hand at www.blackwellpublishing.com/kearey/

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Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

Many scientists regard mass and effort because the basic forex of nature. lately, despite the fact that, the concept that of data has received value. Why? during this e-book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart a variety of elements of knowledge, from quantum info to organic and electronic info, with a view to know how nature works. starting with a ancient therapy of the subject, the ebook additionally examines actual and organic techniques to info, and its philosophical, theological and moral implications.

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Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb

By Richard Rhodes

The following, for the 1st time, in a super, panoramic portrait through the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, usually stunning tale of the politics and the technology at the back of the advance of the hydrogen bomb and the start of the chilly War.

Based on mystery records within the usa and the previous Soviet Union, this enormous paintings of background discloses how and why the us determined to create the bomb that may dominate international politics for greater than 40 years.

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The Meaning of Science: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Science has produced motives for every little thing from the mechanisms of insect navigation to the formation of black holes and the workings of black markets. yet how a lot will we belief technology, and will we really understand the area via it? How does technology paintings and the way does it fail? and the way can the paintings of scientists help—or hurt—everyday humans? those usually are not questions that technological know-how can solution by itself. this can be the place philosophy of technology is available in. learning technology with no philosophy is, to cite Einstein, to be “like anyone who has obvious millions of bushes yet hasn't ever noticeable a forest.” Cambridge thinker Tim Lewens exhibits us the woodland. He walks us throughout the theories of seminal philosophers of technological know-how Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn and considers what technological know-how is, how a long way it might probably and may achieve, and the way we will be able to confirm the character of its truths and myths.

those philosophical concerns have effects that reach some distance past the laboratory. for example: What function may still scientists have in coverage discussions on environmental concerns resembling fracking? What are the biases at play within the look for a organic functionality of the feminine orgasm? If mind scans can be utilized to illustrate determination used to be made a number of seconds prior to someone really makes a wide awake selection, what does that let us know concerning the probability of unfastened will?

via analyzing technology via this philosophical lens, Lewens unearths what physics can train us approximately truth, what biology teaches us approximately human nature, and what cognitive technology teaches us approximately human freedom. A masterful research of the most important medical and moral problems with our age, The that means of Science forces us to confront the sensible, own, and political reasons of science—and why it concerns to all of us.

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The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, Volume 6, Part 2: Musculoskeletal System (2nd Edition)

By Joseph P. Iannotti, Richard D. Parker

The reduce Limb and backbone, half 2 of The Netter number of scientific Illustrations:Musculoskeletal approach, 2d version, presents a hugely visible consultant to the backbone and decrease extremity, from uncomplicated technology and anatomy to orthopaedics and rheumatology. This spectacularly illustrated quantity within the masterwork often called the (CIBA) "Green Books" has been multiplied and revised by means of Dr. Joseph Iannotti, Dr. Richard Parker, and different specialists from the Cleveland health center to reflect the various interesting advances in musculoskeletal medication and imaging - providing wealthy insightsinto the anatomy, body structure, and medical stipulations of the backbone; pelvis, hip, and thigh; knee; decrease leg; and ankle and foot.
• Get entire, built-in visible counsel at the decrease extremity and backbone with thorough, richly illustrated coverage.
• Quickly comprehend advanced subject matters due to a concise text-atlas layout that offers a context bridge among fundamental and really expert medicine.
• Clearly visualize how center techniques of anatomy, body structure, and different simple sciences correlate throughout disciplines.
• Benefit from matchless Netter illustrations that provide precision, readability, aspect and realism as they supply a visible method of the scientific presentation and care of the patient.
• Gain a wealthy scientific view of all features of the backbone; pelvis, hip, and thigh; knee; decrease leg; and ankle and foot in a single complete quantity, conveyed via appealing illustrations in addition to updated radiologic and laparoscopic images.
• Benefit from the services of Drs. Joseph Iannotti, Richard Parker, and esteemed colleagues from the Cleveland health center, who make clear and extend at the illustrated concepts.
• Clearly see the relationship among uncomplicated technological know-how and medical perform with an built-in assessment of ordinary constitution and serve as because it pertains to pathologic conditions.
• See present scientific recommendations in orthopaedics and rheumatology captured in vintage Netter illustrations, in addition to new illustrations created in particular for this quantity via artist-physician Carlos Machado, MD, and others operating within the Netter sort.

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Science 2 for the International Student

By Jenny Sharwood, Neil Champion, Julie Hall, Tanith James, Katrina Mitchell, Rachel Whan

Technology 2 for the foreign pupil has been constructed for the realm scholar. This six-book sequence has been written via an skilled foreign writer group and should profit scholars learning the overseas Baccalaureate MYP. The sequence has been rigorously crafted to make sure scholars improve a world view of technology. technology 2 for the foreign scholar provides 8 built-in devices. The unit query, major strategies and sector of interplay concentration are pointed out at the start of every unit.

Each unit features:

-flexibility that permits colleges to boost a programme appropriate for his or her needs
-assessment initiatives identified
-student mirrored image outfitted into each one unit
-progressive improvement of clinical inquiry via experiments and investigations -addressing standards D and E
-suggestions for Criterion A technology activities
-icons indicating the advance of ways to studying, Learner Profile and technology particular skills
-What are you aware? query units all through each one unit addressing Criterion C
-highlighted new phrases and end-of-unit glossary
-hands-on studying actions compatible for sophistication or home
-literacy actions supporting scholars in constructing verbal exchange skills
-end-of-unit overview questions incorporating various query varieties appropriate for evaluate of Criterion C

An interactive scholar CD-ROM is packaged with each path booklet. The CD-ROM contains:

an digital model of the path book
Let's use expertise actions and worksheets
short animations to help pupil figuring out of adverse concepts
interactive scholar self-tests
links to paintings on the net activities

This booklet is supported via a instructor source CD-ROM.

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They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned out to be Science Fiction

By Graeme Donald

They acquired It fallacious: technological know-how tells the attention-grabbing tale in the back of 50 inaccurate clinical theories and provides impressive point of view on how the way in which we view the workings of the area has developed all through history.

This booklet is the fitting present for a person with an curiosity in our clinical historical past. It exposes the theories that have been as soon as largely considered as evidence yet have because been confirmed to be whole technology fiction. From such possible loopy rules because the physique being composed of in simple terms 4 things—black and yellow bile, blood, and phlegm—to the invention of dinosaur bones being authorised because the bones of giants killed within the nice flood from Biblical instances. They received It incorrect: technological know-how tells the interesting tale in the back of 50 inaccurate clinical theories and offers very good point of view on how the way in which we view the workings of the area has developed all through historical past.

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