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Quantum Isometry Groups by Debashish Goswami, Jyotishman Bhowmick

By Debashish Goswami, Jyotishman Bhowmick

This e-book deals an up to date assessment of the lately proposed concept of quantum isometry teams. Written through the founders, it's the first e-book to give the examine at the “quantum isometry group”, highlighting the interplay of noncommutative geometry and quantum teams, that's a noncommutative generalization of the suggestion of workforce of isometry of a classical Riemannian manifold. the inducement for this generalization is the significance of isometry teams in either arithmetic and physics. The framework includes Alain Connes’ “noncommutative geometry” and the operator-algebraic idea of “quantum groups”. The authors end up the lifestyles of quantum isometry staff for noncommutative manifolds given through spectral triples below gentle stipulations and speak about a few equipment for computing them. some of the most remarkable and profound findings is the non-existence of non-classical quantum isometry teams for arbitrary classical hooked up compact manifolds and, through the use of this, the authors explicitly describe quantum isometry teams of lots of the noncommutative manifolds studied within the literature. a few actual motivations and attainable functions also are discussed.

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Mathematics for the Liberal Arts by Donald Bindner, Martin J. Erickson, Joe Hemmeter

By Donald Bindner, Martin J. Erickson, Joe Hemmeter

Offers a transparent bridge among arithmetic and the liberal arts arithmetic for the Liberal Arts presents a understandable and special creation to fashionable arithmetic intertwined with the heritage of mathematical discoveries. The ebook discusses mathematical rules within the context of the unfolding tale of human idea and highlights the appliance of arithmetic in way of life. Divided into components, arithmetic for the Liberal Arts first lines the background of arithmetic from the traditional global to the center a while, then strikes directly to the Renaissance and finishes with the advance of recent arithmetic. within the moment half, the e-book explores significant subject matters of calculus and quantity idea, together with problem-solving recommendations and real-world purposes. This e-book emphasizes studying via doing, provides a realistic strategy, and lines: * an in depth clarification of why mathematical ideas are real and the way the mathematical tactics paintings * a number of figures and diagrams in addition to hundreds and hundreds of labored examples and workouts, helping readers to extra visualize the offered suggestions * numerous real-world useful functions of arithmetic, together with error-correcting codes and the distance travel software * Vignette biographies of well known mathematicians * Appendices with recommendations to chose workouts and recommendations for additional studying arithmetic for the Liberal Arts is a wonderful creation to the heritage and ideas of arithmetic for undergraduate liberal arts scholars and readers in non-scientific fields wishing to realize a greater figuring out of arithmetic and mathematical problem-solving abilities.

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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of by Andrew H. Knoll

By Andrew H. Knoll

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up pictures of misplaced worlds packed with vanished organisms. yet within the complete background of existence, old animals, even the trilobites, shape purely the half-billion-year tip of an almost four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep historical past of existence from its origins on a tender planet to the wonderful Cambrian explosion, proposing a compelling new reason for the emergence of organic novelty.

The very most recent discoveries in paleontology--many of them made via the writer and his students--are built-in with rising insights from molecular biology and earth process technological know-how to forge a extensive realizing of the way the organic range that surrounds us got here to be. relocating from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll indicates how existence and setting have developed jointly via Earth's heritage. techniques in biology have assisted in shaping our air and oceans, and, simply as without doubt, environmental swap has inspired the process evolution, again and again ultimate off possibilities for a few species whereas establishing avenues for others.

Readers cross into the sphere to confront fossils, input the lab to determine the interior workings of cells, and alight on Mars to invite how our terrestrial adventure can consultant exploration for all times past our planet. alongside the way in which, Knoll brings us updated on a few of science's most well liked questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of lifestyles past the Earth to the speculation of world glaciation and Knoll's personal unifying idea of ''permissive ecology.''

In laying naked Earth's private organic roots, existence on a tender Planet is helping us comprehend our personal position within the universe--and our accountability as stewards of a global 4 billion years within the making.

In a brand new preface, Knoll describes how the sector has broadened and deepened within the decade because the book’s unique ebook.

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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We by Daniel Gardner

By Daniel Gardner

From terror assaults to the struggle on terror, actual property bubbles to the cost of oil, sexual predators to poisoned nutrients from China, our record of fears is ever-growing. And but, we're the most secure and healthiest people in heritage. Irrational worry looks taking on, frequently with tragic effects. for instance, within the months after Sep 11, while humans determined to force rather than fly—believing they have been warding off risk—road deaths rose via greater than 1,500.

during this attention-grabbing, lucid, and carefully exciting exam of the way people strategy hazard, journalist Dan Gardner had the unique cooperation of Paul Slovic, the area popular risk-science pioneer, as he unearths how our hunter gatherer brains fight to make experience of a global totally not like the one who made them. jam-packed with illuminating actual global examples, interviews with specialists, and fast moving, lean storytelling, The technological know-how of Fear indicates why it truly is more true than ever that the worst factor we need to worry is worry itself.

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Energy Science and Applied Technology ESAT 2016: Proceedings by Zhigang Fang

By Zhigang Fang

The 2016 overseas convention on power technology and utilized expertise (ESAT 2016) hung on June 25-26 in Wuhan, China aimed to supply a platform for researchers, engineers, and academicians, in addition to business execs, to provide their study effects and improvement actions in strength technological know-how and engineering and its utilized expertise. the subjects offered in power technological know-how and utilized know-how ESAT 2016 are:

Technologies in Geology, Mining, Oil and Gas;
Renewable strength, Bio-Energy and cellphone Technologies;
Energy move and Conversion, fabrics and Chemical Technologies;
Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development;
Electrical and digital know-how, energy process Engineering;
Mechanical, production, method Engineering;
Control and Automation;
Communications and utilized details Technologies;
Applied and Computational Mathematics;
Methods and Algorithms Optimization;
Network know-how and Application;
System try, analysis, Detection and Monitoring;
Recognition, Video and picture Processing.

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Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Jay Burreson, Penny LeCouteur

By Jay Burreson, Penny LeCouteur

Notwithstanding many components were proposed to give an explanation for the failure of Napoleon's 1812 Russian crusade, it has additionally been associated with whatever as small as a button-a tin button, the sort that mounted every thing from the greatcoats of Napoleon's officials to the trousers of his foot infantrymen. whilst temperatures drop less than 56°F, tin crumbles into powder. have been the warriors of the Grande Arm&eacutee fatally weakened by way of chilly as the buttons in their uniforms fell aside? How varied our international will be if tin didn't fall apart at low temperatures and the French had persisted their eastward growth!

This interesting publication tells the tales of seventeen molecules that, just like the tin of these buttons, vastly motivated the process heritage. those molecules supplied the impetus for early exploration and made attainable the resultant voyages of discovery. They led to grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medication; lie in the back of adjustments in gender roles, in legislations, and within the setting; and feature decided what we at the present time devour, drink, and put on.

exhibiting how a transformation as small because the place of an atom can result in huge, immense alterations within the homes of a substance, the authors display the wonderful chemical connections between possible unrelated occasions. Napoleon's Buttons deals a singular technique to know how our modern international works and the way our civilization has been formed over the years.

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The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives by John Gribbin

By John Gribbin

A perfectly readable account of scientific improvement over the last five hundred years, targeting the lives and achievements of person scientists, by means of the bestselling writer of In seek of Schrödinger’s Cat

In this bold new ebook, John Gribbin tells the tales of the folk who've made technological know-how, and of the days during which they lived and labored. He starts with Copernicus, in the course of the Renaissance, whilst technology changed mysticism as a way of explaining the workings of the area, and he maintains during the centuries, growing an unbroken family tree of not just the best but additionally the extra imprecise names of Western technology, a dot-to-dot line linking beginner to genius, and unintended discovery to terrific deduction.

By targeting the scientists themselves, Gribbin has written an anecdotal narrative enlivened with tales of private drama, good fortune and failure. A bestselling technological know-how author with a global acceptance, Gribbin is without doubt one of the few authors who may well even try a piece of this value. Praised as “a series of witty, information-packed tales” and “a terrifi c read” by The Times upon its fresh British book, The Scientists breathes new lifestyles into such venerable icons as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Linus Pauling, in addition to lesser lighting whose tales were undeservedly missed. jam-packed with pioneers, visionaries, eccentrics and madmen, this is often the heritage of technology because it hasn't ever been advised before.

From the Hardcover edition.

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