Understanding Mechanics

Author: A. J. Sadler,D. W. S. Thorning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199146758

Category: Mechanics

Page: 506

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One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: DT Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples DT Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression DT Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions DT Answers are given at the back of the book

Understanding Mechanics for JEE Main and Advanced (Vol. 1), 2/e

Author: Sinha, M.K.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9339221672

Category:

Page: N.A

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Understanding Mechanics (Vol-I) is meant for aspirants of engineering entrance examinations and aims at making the subject of Mechanics easy for the student. It covers all the topics with a strong conceptual approach- relevant theory being followed by plenty of solved examoles. The new edition has been further enriched with theory and questions to increase its usefulness for students.

Understanding Quantum Mechanics

Author: Roland Omnès

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691004358

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Here Roland Omnès offers a clear, up-to-date guide to the conceptual framework of quantum mechanics. In an area that has provoked much philosophical debate, Omnès has achieved high recognition for his Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (Princeton 1994), a book for specialists. Now the author has transformed his own theory into a short and readable text that enables beginning students and experienced physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers to form a comprehensive picture of the field while learning about the most recent advances. This new book presents a more streamlined version of the Copenhagen interpretation, showing its logical consistency and completeness. The problem of measurement is a major area of inquiry, with the author surveying its history from Planck to Heisenberg before describing the consistent-histories interpretation. He draws upon the most recent research on the decoherence effect (related to the modern resolution of the famous Schrödinger's cat problem) and an exact formulation of the correspondence between quantum and particle physics (implying a derivation of classical determinism from quantum probabilism). Interpretation is organized with the help of a universal and sound language using so-called consistent histories. As a language and a method, it can now be shown to be free of ambiguity and it makes interpretation much clearer and closer to common sense.

Understanding Balance

The Mechanics of Posture and Locomotion

Author: Tristan David Martin Roberts

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780412601606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 348

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This book will greatly assist teachers, practitioners and students from such disciplines as physiotherapy, rehabilitation, physiology and biomechanics in their understanding, assessment and treatment of balance problems.

A Philosopher's Understanding of Quantum Mechanics

Possibilities and Impossibilities of a Modal Interpretation

Author: Pieter E. Vermaas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521675673

Category: Science

Page: 308

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This book is about how to understand quantum mechanics by means of a modal interpretation. Modal interpretations provide a general framework within which quantum mechanics can be considered as a theory that describes reality in terms of physical systems possessing definite properties. Quantum mechanics is standardly understood to be a theory about probabilities with which measurements have outcomes. Modal interpretations are relatively new attempts to present quantum mechanics as a theory which, like other physical theories, describes an observer-independent reality. In this book, Pieter Vermaas summarises the results of this work. The book will be of great value to undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in philosophy of science, and physics departments with an interest in learning about modal interpretations of quantum mechanics.

Discovering the Principles of Mechanics 1600-1800

Essays by David Speiser

Author: David Speiser,Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764385644

Category: Science

Page: 331

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This book assembles 21 essays on the history of mechanics and mathematical physics written by David Speiser. Covering a period from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the eighteenth, the essays discuss developments in elasticity, rigid bodies, gravitation, the principle of relativity, optics, and first principles. They examine the work of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Leibniz, the Bernoullis, Euler, Maupertuis, and Lambert.

Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineering

Author: Mathieu Mory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111861691X

Category: Science

Page: 422

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The book aims at providing to master and PhD students the basicknowledge in fluid mechanics for chemical engineers. Applicationsto mixing and reaction and to mechanical separation processes areaddressed. The first part of the book presents the principles of fluidmechanics used by chemical engineers, with a focus on globaltheorems for describing the behavior of hydraulic systems. Thesecond part deals with turbulence and its application for stirring,mixing and chemical reaction. The third part addresses mechanicalseparation processes by considering the dynamics of particles in aflow and the processes of filtration, fluidization andcentrifugation. The mechanics of granular media is finallydiscussed.

Understanding Autism

The Search for Answers

Author: Scientific American Editors

Publisher: Scientific American

ISBN: 1466833858

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers by the Editors of Scientific American The term "autism" first appeared in the early 1900s and comes from the Greek word "autos," meaning self, used to describe conditions of social withdrawal – or the isolated self. Today, autism is one of three diagnoses that the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) includes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While our understanding of this condition has grown exponentially, research has been fraught with controversy. Autism appears to be on the rise, depending on how you define it, and its causes more complex than imagined. In this eBook, Understanding Autism: The Search for Answers, Scientific American's editors have gathered the most current information on autism, including how it's diagnosed, risk factors, treatments and therapies. Section 1 begins with the symptoms, or traits, of ASD, which include three main disabilities: lack of social skills, lack of communication skills, and repetitive behaviors. Also in this section, "The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids" discusses the flip side of the equation – instead of focusing on the condition's limitations, what unique capabilities might people possess – a thread that continues in the remarkable stories of Section 2, "Autistic Savants. Subsequent sections examine the complicated genetic and environmental causes, the nature of the autism "epidemic" as well as the most current therapies. Changes to the diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 caused understandable concern and are reviewed in two important stories by Ferris Jabr. Finally, in discussing available therapies, two companion pieces by Nancy Shute take us on a journey through the minds of parents, many of whom are desperate to help their autistic kids lead easier, productive and more fulfilling lives. While science rushes to offer better options, this eBook gives a synopsis of the state of the union - what we know and what we don't know about this challenging condition.

Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?

Author: Franck Laloë

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139561081

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Quantum mechanics is a very successful theory that has impacted on many areas of physics, from pure theory to applications. However, it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive results are apparent at a fundamental level. In this book, Laloë presents our current understanding of the theory. The book explores the basic questions and difficulties that arise with the theory of quantum mechanics. It examines the various interpretations that have been proposed, describing and comparing them and discussing their success and difficulties. The book is ideal for researchers in physics and mathematics who want to know more about the problems faced in quantum mechanics but who do not have specialist knowledge in the subject. It will also interest philosophers of science, as well as all scientists who are curious about quantum physics and its peculiarities.

Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics

Cells, Tissues, and Organs

Author: Jay D. Humphrey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387951683

Category: Medical

Page: 757

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Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics: Cells, Tissues, and Organs is a vital resource for courses on cardiovascular solid mechanics or soft tissue biomechanics. Focusing on the response of the heart and blood vessels to mechanical loads from the perspective of nonlinear solid mechanics, its primary goal is to integrate basic analytical, experimental, and computational methods to offer a more complete understanding of the underlying mechanobiology. While dealing primarily with cardiovascular mechanics, both the fundamental methods and many of the specific results are applicable to many different soft tissues, making this book an excellent general introduction to soft tissue biomechanics overall. Divided into three parts, Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics presents a practical and rational approach to biomechanics. Part I, Foundations, briefly reviews historical points of interest, basic molecular and cell biology, histology, and an overview of soft tissue mechanics. In order to provide not only a working framework, but also to give key references for those who wish to develop and extend biomechanics, included are mathematical preliminaries and salient results from continuum mechanics, finite elasticity, experimental mechanics, and finite elements. Part II, Vascular Mechanics, reviews the anatomy, histology, and physiology of arteries, illustrating and discussing constitutive formulations and stress analyses for healthy mature arteries. Considerable attention is given to the concept of residual stress and the mechanics of a number of vascular disorders, including atherosclerosis, aneurysms, and hypertension, as well as the mechanics of popular endovascular therapies such as balloon angioplasty. Part III, Cardiac Mechanics, reviews the requisite anatomy, histology, physiology, and pathology, and discusses the constitutive relations and stress analyses in the normal, mature heart. Finally, the book points the reader to areas of study that require more advanced theoretical, experimental, and computational methods, such as electromechanics, thermomechanics, mixture theory analysis of solid-fluid coupling, and damage mechanics. This book is designed as a text for an upper-division course on cardiovascular solid mechanics but will also serve as a good introduction to soft tissue biomechanics. Exercises at the end of each chapter will clarify complex concepts for both students and more experienced readers. Clinicians, life scientists, engineers, and mathematicians will also find this an invaluable guide, with concise and practical chapters, all of which are amply referenced. Cover illustration: Schema of a developing pathology of the arterial wall under mechanical stress.

Mechanics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

Author: Gerard V. Middleton,Peter R. Wilcock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521446693

Category: Science

Page: 459

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The study of the Earth and the environment requires an understanding of the physical processes within and at the surface of the Earth. This book will allow the student to develop a broad working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences. The mathematics are introduced at a level that assumes only an understanding of first-year calculus. The concepts are then developed to allow an understanding of the basic physics for a wide range of natural processes. These are illustrated by examples from many real situations, such as the application of the theory of flow through porous media to the study of groundwater, the viscosity of fluids to the flow of lava, and the theory of stress to the study of faults. The breadth of topics will allow students and professionals to gain an insight into the workings of many aspects of the Earth's systems.

How Mechanics Shaped the Modern World

Author: David H. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319017012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics.

Quantum Mechanics

Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony

Author: James T. Cushing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226132044

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Why does one theory "succeed" while another, possibly clearer interpretation, fails? By exploring two observationally equivalent yet conceptually incompatible views of quantum mechanics, James T. Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial to determining a theory's construction and its position among competing views. Since the late 1920s, the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of quantum mechanics. Yet an alternative interpretation, rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the early 1920s and reformulated and extended by David Bohm in the 1950s, equally well explains the observational data. Through a detailed historical and sociological study of the physicists who developed different theories of quantum mechanics, the debates within and between opposing camps, and the receptions given to each theory, Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen view, the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored. Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better explanation of subatomic phenomena than is Bohm's, but because it happened to appear first. Focusing on the philosophical, social, and cultural forces that shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics, this provocative book examines the role that timing can play in the establishment of theory and explanation.

An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: Daniel Kleppner,Robert J. Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198216

Category: Science

Page: 546

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A classic textbook on the principles of Newtonian mechanics for undergraduate students, accompanied by numerous worked examples and problems.

Quantum Mechanics

Fundamentals and Applications to Technology

Author: Jasprit Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618201

Category: Science

Page: 534

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Explore the relationship between quantum mechanics and information-age applications This volume takes an altogether unique approach to quantum mechanics. Providing an in-depth exposition of quantum mechanics fundamentals, it shows how these concepts are applied to most of today's information technologies, whether they are electronic devices or materials. No other text makes this critical, essential leap from theory to real-world applications. The book's lively discussion of the mathematics involved fits right in with contemporary multidisciplinary trends in education: Once the basic formulation has been derived in a given chapter, the connection to important technological problems is summarily described. A book for the information age, Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications to Technology promises to become a standard in departments of electrical engineering, applied physics, and materials science, as well as physics. It is an excellent text for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and a helpful reference for practicing scientists, engineers, and chemists in the semiconductor and electronic industries.

Applied Quantum Mechanics

Author: A. F. J. Levi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521860962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 558

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Electrical and mechanical engineers, materials scientists and applied physicists will find Levi's uniquely practical 2006 explanation of quantum mechanics invaluable. This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling original text covers quantization of angular momentum and quantum communication, and problems and additional references are included. Using real-world engineering examples to engage the reader, the author makes quantum mechanics accessible and relevant to the engineering student. Numerous illustrations, exercises, worked examples and problems are included; Matlab source codes to support the text are available from www.cambridge.org//9780521183994

Understanding & Uplifting the Human Nature

How to Change Thoughts, Beliefs and Attitudes, while Predicting and Transforming the Future to Get Recognition and Become Wealthy

Author: Robin Sacredfire

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 42

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There are many people in our world today trying to research about secret knowledge, secret societies, magic and mystical practices, in the quest for answers to their life. Others, search for the support and help of fortunetellers and their methods of divination. The law of attraction has brought this adventure, of finding answers to our existence, to a completely new level. Nevertheless, the vast majority, despite all the books read and gurus encountered, is still completely lost and without any clue to why things are the way they are. After decades dedicated to finding answers to all and every single life problem, including the meaning of life and death, I have achieved a ground of understanding that even I didn't believe to be possible. The ancient mystic schools that preceded the Knights Templar have shown, to a restrict group of people, a set of rules that interact in our world to transform reality. We can call it the gnostic mysteries of life. These gnostic mysteries have assumed different interpretations, according to the location where they were studied, becoming more popular in Greece, India and China. They were also though by Jesus Christ, and then developed by many influential individuals in most recent years, most of them eventually creating their own religious philosophies in France, North and South America. This complete set of paradigms became clear to me after a while, especially when I was able to close the gaps by traveling to India and meeting the gurus that could help me see what I wasn't seeing before. Other journeys, to Buddhist temples in China, allowed me to see furthermore. And now, after publishing very successful books about the law of attraction and secret societies under other pen-names, I expose this knowledge here to take those writings into a higher ground, from which anyone can uplift himself and others. You can forget everything that you've studied about psychology or religion, because the mechanics here described are practical and easy to apply in the real world. If we should have a last religion on Earth, it would have to be based on these principles, because they can resume everything without the need for more answers. These mechanics explain karma, reincarnation, wealth, poverty, health, sickness, but also how our mind and the law of attraction work. I'm blessed enough to see them clearly and in a complete form, which allows me to reveal everything here, in the hope that you may be able to share these insights with others. These are the principles that can help us uplift our whole planet, while unveiling any spiritual law.