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Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Systematic Approach

Dynamics of debris and inflexible our bodies: a scientific procedure is meant for undergraduate classes in dynamics. This paintings is a different mix of conceptual, theoretical, and sensible points of dynamics mostly now not present in dynamics books on the undergraduate point. particularly, during this publication the strategies are constructed in a hugely rigorous demeanour and are utilized to examples utilizing a step by step technique that's thoroughly in keeping with the idea. moreover, for readability, the notation used to strengthen the idea is similar to that used to resolve instance difficulties. the results of this process is scholar is ready to see essentially the relationship among the speculation and the applying of concept to instance difficulties. whereas the fabric isn't really new, teachers and their scholars will relish the hugely pedagogical strategy that aids within the mastery and retention of ideas. The process utilized in this publication teaches a scholar to increase a scientific method of problem-solving. The paintings is supported by way of an excellent diversity of examples and bolstered by means of a variety of difficulties for scholar resolution. An Instructor's ideas guide is accessible.

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Tales of Remarkable Birds

By Dominic Couzens

Throughout the fowl international, examples of odd and likely inexplicable habit abound. For example:

Why do male Fairywrens carry flora to adult females as a nuptial reward within the pre-dawn darkness? specifically while the gift-givers are usually not the respectable pals of the ladies involved, yet viewers, who additionally can give those presents in complete view of the authentic mate?

Why do gangs of White-winged Choughs "kidnap" their acquaintances’ fledglings after which continue them of their "gang"?

Which fowl is so titanic, robust, and fierce that tales of it killing people abound? This publication appears to be like at bills of murderous Cassowaries and explains simply what may need happened.

What occurs in an albatross "divorce"?

This ebook divides the area via continent and takes a chain of impressive tales from each one to demonstrate an outstanding variety of chook habit, every one studying the truths and the mythology in the back of each one instance. An exciting e-book from an writer with a amazing skill to interact his audience.

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Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects

By Martin Gardner

To Martin Gardner, seeing isn't just believing — it's figuring out. This basic rule has made him essentially the most winning academics and popularizers of technology in the US. With the straightforward directions during this booklet and some normally on hand loved ones gadgets, you or your baby can simply study even the main tricky clinical rules by means of at once experiencing how they work.
Gardner exhibits you the way to re-create vintage experiments with simply available gadgets. utilizing only a flashlight, a pocket replicate, and a bowl of water, you could show the colour composition of white gentle simply as Newton did three hundred years in the past. With cardboard, coloured paper, and wax paper you could practice "Meyer's test" with complementary shades. you wish just a taking part in card, a spool, and a thumbtack to illustrate Bernoulli's precept of aerodynamics. A soda bottle choked with water, a couple of paper fits, and a toy balloon elucidate Pascal's legislations governing strain in beverages. And ingesting glasses, a few fits, and a section of rainy blotting paper re-create a recognized scan, first played in 1650 in Magdeburg, Germany, that dramatically finds the strength of normal atmospheric pressure.
In language uncomplicated adequate to be simply understood through an 11-year-old, but technically exact and informative adequate to learn adults, and aided via Anthony Ravielli's transparent illustrations, Gardner offers a most suitable sensible path in uncomplicated technology and arithmetic. whereas your baby perplexes and delights his or her buddies with a sequence of a hundred a laugh tips and experiments, she or he is studying the rules of astronomy, chemistry, body structure, psychology, common arithmetic, topology, chance, geometry, numbers, optics (light), gravity, static electrical energy, mechanics, air hydraulics, thermodynamics (heat), acoustics (sound), and inertia. this can be a ideal refresher path for adults in addition to an incredible creation to technology for youngsters.
"The experiments … are all sincerely defined and surprisingly good illustrated." — Booklist.

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The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

By Steve Fuller

This ground-breaking textual content bargains a clean standpoint at the governance of technological know-how from the perspective of social and political concept. technological know-how has frequently been noticeable because the in basic terms establishment that embodies the elusive democratic perfect of the 'open society'. but, technology continues to be an elite job that instructions even more public belief than figuring out, although technological know-how has develop into more and more entangled with greater political and monetary matters.

Fuller proceeds by way of rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of technology, in favour of a 'republican' process focused on 'the correct to be wrong'. He indicates how the new scaling up of clinical job has undermined the republican excellent.

The centre piece of the publication, a social heritage of the fight to render the college a 'republic of science' makes a speciality of the aptitude demanding situations posed through multiculturalism and capitalism. ultimately, drawing at the technological know-how coverage of the USA New Deal, Fuller proposes not anything wanting a brand new social agreement for 'secularizing' technological know-how.

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Science, Medicine, and Animals

Diseases reason a impressive quantity of ache and dying in either humans and animals. hence, human society has dedicated itself to assuaging this anguish. towards this aim, biomedical learn has integrated using animals as one section of learn to appreciate, deal with, and therapy many human and animal diseases.

Animals enhance a number of the similar ailments as humans, together with hemophilia, diabetes, and epilepsy. Animals and people also are vulnerable to some of the related micro organism and viruses, equivalent to anthrax, smallpox, and malaria. simply because animals proportion such a lot of health and wellbeing dangers and concerns with people, they are often necessary versions for knowing affliction and the way to regard it.

Science, drugs, and Animals discusses how animals were and remain a tremendous portion of biomedical learn. It addresses the historical past of animal study and what it appears like this day, and offers an summary of a few of the scientific advances that might no longer were attainable with no animal types. ultimately, it seems to be on the laws and oversight governing animal use, in addition to efforts to take advantage of animals extra humanely and efficiently.

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The Mind's Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context

By Timothy Ferris

His variety as playful as ever, Timothy Ferris explores internal in addition to outer area in those essays at the human brain, the quest for extraterrestrial (and therefore nonhuman) intelligence, and their intersection. different chapters examine comet moves as a resource of species extinction; near-death adventure; apocalyptic prophecies; info thought; and the starting place of laughter.

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The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

By Robert Zimmerman

The Hubble area Telescope has produced the main wonderful pictures of the cosmos humanity has ever noticeable. It has remodeled our knowing of the universe round us, revealing new information regarding its age and evolution, the existence cycle of stars, and the very lifestyles of black holes, between different startling discoveries. The Universe in a Mirror tells the tale of this telescope and the visionaries accountable for its outstanding accomplishments.

Robert Zimmerman takes readers behind the curtain of 1 of the main bold medical tools ever despatched into house. After global battle II, astronomer Lyman Spitzer and a handful of scientists waged a fifty-year fight to construct the 1st house telescope able to seeing past Earth's atmospheric veil. Zimmerman indicates what percentage of the telescope's advocates sacrificed careers and kinfolk to get it introduced, and the way others committed their lives to Hubble purely to have their hopes and reputations shattered whilst its replicate was once came upon to be improper. this is often the tale of an concept that might now not die--and of the dauntless human spirit. Illustrated with amazing colour photos, The Universe in a Mirror describes the heated battles among scientists and bureaucrats, the perseverance of astronauts to fix and keep the telescope, and masses extra. Hubble, and the boys and ladies at the back of it, opened an extraordinary window onto the universe, stunning humanity with points of interest by no means prior to seen.

This publication tells their notable story.

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Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Techniques, Indications and Practical Applications

The introduction of contrast-enhanced MRA within the early to mid Nineteen Nineties revolutionized the scientific method of vascular imaging: a correct non-invasive imaging modality, no longer requiring ionizing radiation or in all likelihood nephrotoxic iodinated distinction media, used to be capable of compete with the extra dangerous and invasive catheter angiography. at the present time, MRA is a secure, easy-to-perform method normally utilized in such a lot imaging facilities, and the continuing improvement of swifter, extra strong magnets and more advantageous distinction brokers is more and more assisting to beat the various early barriers of the procedure. Subdivided into 3 sections (technique, symptoms and useful purposes) and written via the world over popular specialists within the box, this quantity stands proud within the present literature on MRA by means of providing:

- specific details on series parameters for various magnets and vascular territories for the optimization of the MRA technique;

- a huge evaluate of the valuable symptoms for which contrast-enhanced MR angiography is preferably suited;

- the common MR imaging findings linked to a variety of pathologies;

- the appropriateness of contrast-enhanced MRA in comparison with different modalities, corresponding to CTA and CEUS;

- the aptitude pitfalls and boundaries of the strategy in medical routine.

The quantity will turn out helpful to radiologists and clinicians wishing to extend, increase, or consolidate their regimen method of vascular MR imaging.

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123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius (TAB Robotics)

The aim of "Evil Genius" is to create an enjoyable e-book made of a sequence of tasks that may clarify electronics from static electrical energy (rubbing a balloon) to constructing robots. The ebook will contain the instruments valuable for the reader to create the initiatives within the ebook at little or no price or inconvenience. The e-book can be divided into 19 sections, each with or extra projects.The creation to every part will absorb pages, in addition to the "For attention" on the finish. The part advent and "For attention" will clarify the heritage, conception, and components within the part. each one undertaking will use fabric on hand at "Radio Shack", "Wal-Mart", "Home Depot" and "Toys 'R Us". every so often, the reader must visit Digi-Key or Jameco. it's going to additionally concentrate on utilizing prebuilt elements the place ever attainable besides utilizing universal chips rather than development circuits out of discrete parts. the most important sections are: commence the following; simple electronics; semiconductors; utilized electronics; electronic electronics; the PICmicro microcontroller and "C" programming language; video games and functions; robotic muscular tissues; robotic sensors; robotic buildings; and, pattern robotic purposes.

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The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever

What have we no longer performed to reside without end? The significantly acclaimed writer of The Fruit Hunters—now an award-winning documentary film—weaves jointly faith, technological know-how, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the main common of human obsessions: immortality.

What have we no longer performed to dwell without end? Adam Leith Gollner, the significantly acclaimed writer of The Fruit Hunters, weaves jointly faith, technology, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the main common of human obsessions: immortality.

Raised with no faith, Adam Leith Gollner used to be struck through mankind’s tireless efforts to cheat getting older and loss of life. In a story that pivots among profundity and hilarity, he brings us into the area of these whose lives are formed through a trust in immortality. From a Jesuit priest on his deathbed to antiaging researchers at Harvard, Gollner— sorting fact from absurdity—canvasses faith and technology for perception, besides an array of cults, myths, and fringe figures.

He trips to David Copperfield’s archipelago within the Bahamas, the place the magician claims to have came across “a liquid that reverses genes.” He explores a cryonics facility, attends a fancy dress social gathering set within the 12 months 2068 with a bunch of radical life-extensionists, and soaks within the transformative mineral waters on the Esalen Institute. trying to heritage, Gollner visits St. Augustine, Florida, the place Ponce de León is assumed to have sought the Fountain of Youth.

Combining immersive reporting, rigorous learn, and lyrical prose, Gollner charts the increase of toughness technological know-how from its alchemical beginnings to modern day genetic interventions. He delves into the symbolic illustration of everlasting existence and its connection to water. Interlaced all through is a compelling meditation at the nature of trust, displaying how each tale we inform approximately immortality is a narrative in regards to the which means of death.

“Part journalist, half detective, half scientist.” (New York Post). Adam Leith Gollner has written a rollicking and revelatory exam of our age-old thought of dwelling without end.

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