The Bit and the Pendulum

From Quantum Computing to M Theory--The New Physics of Information

Author: Tom Siegfried

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 281

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"Funny, clear, deep, and right on target, Tom Siegfried?s The Bit and the Pendulum is a friendly guide to a profound revolution now taking place on the forefront of science. From the horizons of black holes to the inner recesses of the human brain, bits are us and everything else too. Taking a lighthearted approach to weighty ideas, Siegfried takes us into the tangled web of quantum teleportation, curled up extra dimensions of space and time, and the wetware of computational cells. He lets us get a handle on ideas that are essential for understanding the evolving world." —K. C. Cole, author of The Universe and the Teacup Is all life made up of yes-no, heads-tails decisions? Is the computer, with its binary 0?1 "bits" of information, our best model yet for describing the universe? Acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried offers a fascinating introduction to the hot new physics of information. The Bit and the Pendulum takes us on a thrilling journey from quantum teleportation, to DNA computing, to the insides of black holes and other cosmological puzzles. Siegfried interviews top scientists biologists working with the mathematics of DNA, quantum physicists studying quantum cryptography, and neuroscientists mapping the mysterious workings of the brain all using the mysteries of information science to solve the seemingly unsolvable. Lively, engaging, and topical, The Bit and the Pendulum shows how the computer and the "bit" are revealing secrets of the brain, the nature of matter, and the workings of the universe.

Die Kunst des Zusammenarbeitens

Sich selbst und andere wirksam führen

Author: Benedikt Fendel,Dorothée Fendel,Franz Fendel

Publisher: Haufe-Lexware

ISBN: 3648061194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 618

!-- Generated by XStandard version on 2016-07-15T16:24:42 -- Für alle, die etwas bewegen, verändern und bewirken wollen, ist Zusammenarbeiten wegweisend. In der täglichen Praxis stehen produktivem Zusammenarbeiten aber verschiedene Hürden im Weg. Wie Sie diese Hürden erfolgreich nehmen und ein konstruktives Miteinander erreichen, erfahren Sie in diesem Buch. Die Autoren geben Ihnen Werkzeuge an die Hand, die Sie im täglichen Zusammenarbeiten mit Mitarbeitern, Kollegen, Kunden und Lieferanten einsetzen können. Inhalte: Wie Sie ein Klima für vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit schaffen Probleme und Konflikte in der Zusammenarbeit konstruktiv bewältigen Zahlreiche Übungen erleichtern den Praxistransfer

Spin State

Author: Chris Moriarty

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553898264

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1078

From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetware... SPIN STATE UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that’s what backup hard drives are for. And Li should know; she’s been hacking her memory for fifteen years in order to pass as human. But no memory upgrade can prepare Li for what she finds on Compson’s World: a mining colony she once called home and to which she is sent after a botched raid puts her on the bad side of the powers that be. A dead physicist who just happens to be her cloned twin. A missing dataset that could change the interstellar balance of power and turn a cold war hot. And a mining “accident” that is starting to look more and more like murder... Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien world miles underground where everyone has a secret. And one wrong turn in streamspace, one misstep in the dark alleys of blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one risky hookup with an AI could literally blow her mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Eat, Therefore I Think

Food and Philosophy

Author: Raymond D. Boisvert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611476879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy radically rethinks the nature of key philosophical concerns by approaching the subject via a crucial but often overlooked prism: the stomach. Combining stomach and mind, this book allows us to chart new pathways for dealing with ethics, aesthetics, religion, social/political questions, and our general understanding of reality and the place of humans in it.

System des transzendentalen Materialismus

Author: Rainer E. Zimmermann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Materialism

Page: 815

View: 9720

Heutiges Philosophieren steht vor der entscheidenden Aufgabe der thematischen Selbstvergewisserung und damit der eigenen Existenzsicherung. Denn nur ein Philosophieren, welches sich zeitgemäß als Wissenschaft vom Gesamtzusammenhang auszuweisen vermag und sich zudem um eine neue Würdigung der Vermittlung von Ontologie und Epistemologie bemüht, wird langfristig imstande sein, den Vertretern von Wissenschaft und Kunst ernsthafte Anregungen für eine weitere Orientierung inmitten der Welt zu geben. Philosophie zielt auf konkret Vorhandenes, auf eine explizit auffindbare Praxis, und das heißt vor allem: Sie zielt in erster Linie auf den Menschen in seiner sozialen und natürlichen Umgebung. Aber die Tatsache, daß deshalb Philosophen genuine Generalisten sind, impliziert weder Oberflächlichkeit noch Ungenauigkeit, schon gar nicht postmoderne Beliebigkeit. Es geht vielmehr um eine weit-ausgreifende (und fachlich-übergreifende) Perspektive, unter der die Welt insgesamt in den Blick genommen und begründet werden soll. Es geht um die genaue Herausarbeitung der strukturellen Eigenarten jener komplexen Vielfalt und um die Suche nach dem gemeinsamen, dieser Vielfalt unterliegenden Grund.

A Beautiful Math

John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature

Author: Tom Siegfried

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309101921

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 2498

Millions have seen the movie and thousands have read the book but few have fully appreciated the mathematics developed by John Nash's beautiful mind. Today Nash's beautiful math has become a universal language for research in the social sciences and has infiltrated the realms of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics. John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering research published in the 1950s on a new branch of mathematics known as game theory. At the time of Nash's early work, game theory was briefly popular among some mathematicians and Cold War analysts. But it remained obscure until the 1970s when evolutionary biologists began applying it to their work. In the 1980s economists began to embrace game theory. Since then it has found an ever expanding repertoire of applications among a wide range of scientific disciplines. Today neuroscientists peer into game players' brains, anthropologists play games with people from primitive cultures, biologists use games to explain the evolution of human language, and mathematicians exploit games to better understand social networks. A common thread connecting much of this research is its relevance to the ancient quest for a science of human social behavior, or a Code of Nature, in the spirit of the fictional science of psychohistory described in the famous Foundation novels by the late Isaac Asimov. In A Beautiful Math, acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried describes how game theory links the life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences in a way that may bring Asimov's dream closer to reality.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787666972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1316

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Decoding the Universe

How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everythingin the Cosmos, fromOu r Brains to Black Holes

Author: Charles Seife

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201274

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 7549

The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.

The Hole in the Universe

How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything

Author: K. C. Cole

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 4844

A compelling look at cutting-edge science shows how physicists have been able to pierce previous voids and limitations to discover black holes, repulsive anti-gravity, the undulating string, and other fascinating phenomena.By the author of The Universe and the Teacup. 40,000 first printing.

The Big Bang Theory

What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works

Author: Karen C. Fox

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471394525

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1357

A lively, accessible look at the Big Bang theory This compelling book describes how the Big Bang theory arose, how it has evolved, and why it is the best theory so far to explain the current state of the universe. In addition to understanding the birth of the cosmos, readers will learn how the theory stands up to challenges and what it fails to explain. Karen Fox provides clear answers to some of the hardest questions including: Why was the Big Bang theory accepted to begin with? Will the Big Bang theory last into the next century or even the next decade? Is the theory at odds with new scientific findings? One of the most well-known theories in modern science, the Big Bang is the most accurate model yet devised in humanity's tireless serach for the ultimate moment of creation. The Big Bang Theory is the first title in a planned series on the major theories of modern science.

Meta Maths

The Quest for Omega

Author: Gregory J. Chaitin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843545248

Category: Computational complexity

Page: 220

View: 837

This is the story of Chaitin's revolutionary discovery - the omega number. The omega number is Chaitin's representation of the profound enigma at the heart of maths, which sheds light on the very nature of life itself.

Class counts

education, inequality, and the shrinking middle class

Author: Allan C. Ornstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780742547414

Category: Social classes

Page: 357

View: 1928

Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of Western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily in the past twenty-five years. The United States is heading for a financial oligarchy much worse than the aristocratic old world that our founding fathers feared and tried to avoid. The middle class is struggling and shrinking, the Medicare and Social Security trusts are drying up, and education is no longer the great equalizer. A moral society, one that is fair and just, sets limits on the accumulation of wealth and inherited privilege and also guarantees a safety net for the less fortunate. This book describes the need for a redistribution of wealth in order to make U.S. society more democratic, fair, and just, and outlines the ways in which we can begin to make these very necessary changes. This is a powerful and timely book, one that should be read by anyone interested in preserving the social fabric of American life. Book jacket.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2471

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.