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By A Satya Narayanan,Swapan K Saha ISBN Code: : 1466590947
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Waves and oscillations are found in large scales (galactic) and microscopic scales (neutrino) in nature. Their dynamics and behavior heavily depend on the type of medium through which they propagate. Waves and Oscillations in Nature: An Introduction clearly elucidates the dynamics and behavior of waves and oscillations in various mediums. It presents different types of waves and oscillations that can be observed and studied from macroscopic to microscopic scales. The book provides a thorough introduction for researchers and graduate students in assorted areas of physics, such as fluid dynamics, plasma physics, optics, and astrophysics. The authors first explain introductory aspects of waves and electromagnetism, including characteristics of waves, the basics of electrostatics and magnetostatics, and Maxwell’s equations. They then explore waves in a uniform media, waves and oscillations in hydrodynamics, and waves in a magnetized medium for homogeneous and nonhomogeneous media. The book also describes types of shock waves, such as normal and oblique shocks, and discusses important details pertaining to waves in optics, including polarization from experimental and observational points of view. The book concludes with a focus on plasmas, covering different plasma parameters, quasilinear and nonlinear aspects of plasma waves, and various instabilities in hydrodynamics and plasmas.
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This highly topical book comes at a time when the twoway relationship between humankind and the environment is moving inexorably to the top of the agenda. It covers both sides of this delicate balancing act, explaining how various natural processes influence humanity, including its economic activities and engineering structures, while also illuminating the ways in which human activity puts pressure on the natural environment. Chapters analyze a varied selection of phenomena that directly affect people’s lives, from geological processes such as earthquakes and tsunamis to cosmic events such as magnetic storms. The author moves on to consider the effect we have on nature, ranging from the impact of heavy industry to the environmental consequences of sport and recreational pastimes. Complete with maps, photographs and detailed case studies, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biggest issue we face as a species—the way we relate to the natural world around us. This book includes more than 100 maps showing the global distribution of different natural processes/human activities and more that 450 photographs from many countries and all oceans. It will provide a valuable resource for both graduate students and researchers in many fields of knowledge. Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored eight and coauthored seven monographs.
Visual Encyclopedia
By DK File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : Penguin
 Book Code : 0744037611
 Total of Pages : 528
 Category : Reference
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Packed with facts and illustrations, this landmark book offers a reliable, visually stunning, and familyfriendly alternative to online information sources. This fully illustrated encyclopedia is the antidote to the internet. It's an expertly written and beautifully presented reference for a world overloaded with unreliable information. From quantum physics to the square of the hypotenuse, Ancient Rome to the depths of the oceans, this is your onestop knowledge shop for the digital ageclear, simple, accurate, and unbiased. This book is a comprehensive guide to a huge range of human knowledge and includes over 4,000 images to bring information vividly to life. Its format is accessible to a wide range of readers, so it's ideal for a variety of ages, for home studyor simply for browsing for fun. Parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content. Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate easytoread family guide to science, nature, space, history, art, technology, leisure, culture, and more. The information is organized thematically for simple navigation, and clear signposting makes it easy to follow connections between subjects. For family, for study, for the simple pleasure of discovery, here is a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment.
Peregrinations from Physics to Phylogeny
By Kok Khoo Phua,Molin Ge File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : World Scientific
 Book Code : 9814759104
 Total of Pages : 300
 Category : Science
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' "Professor Hao Bailin is one of China''s most talented and most versatile theoretical physicists. He has made important contributions to a wide variety of research fields, including biology in which he pioneered a multidimensional method for studying the evolutionary pathways of bacteria. Indeed he calls himself, appreciatively I believe, a guerrilla fighter." Nobel Laureate, ChenNing Yang Contents: C N Yang on Hao Bailin, 2015 (ChenNing Yang)Skeleton Graph Expansion of Critical Exponents in "Cultural Revolution" Years (Hao Bailin)The Virial Expansion Revisited: A New Interpretation (FaYueh Wu and Ron Aaron)Chaos in the Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction (Richard J Field)Discrete Resonances (Franco Vivaldi)Exact Solution of the Planar Motion of Three Arbitrary Point Vortices (Robert Conte and Laurent de Seze)A Cognitive Network for OracleBone Characters Related to Animals (Andreas Dress, Stefan Grünewald and Zhenbing Zeng)Periodic Oscillations of the Forced Brusselator (Jason A C Gallas)Genomes: At the Edge of Chaos with Maximum Information Capacity (SingGuan Kong, HongDa Chen, Andrew Torda, and H C Lee)Low Temperature Glassy Systems: Present Understanding, Open Problems and Future Developments (Giorgio Parisi)CVTrees Support the Bergey''s Systematics and Provide High Resolution at Species Levels and Below (Bailin Hao)My Days as a Student of Prof. Hao (1982–1986) (Mingzhou Ding)Teacher and Friend (YongShi Wu) Readership: This book is suitable for students of physics and mathematics and all members of the general public interested in science. Keywords:Hao Bailin;Virial Expansion;Chaos;Complex Systems;Glassy Systems'
Evolution of Order and Chaos
By Hermann Haken File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
 Book Code : 364268808X
 Total of Pages : 290
 Category : Mathematics
 Members : 937
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These proceedings contain the invited lectures presented at the International Sym posium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau in April, 1982. This symposium marked the th 10 anniversary of symposia on synergetics, the first of which was held at Schloss Elmau in 1972. As is now weIl known, these symposia are devoted to the study of the formation of structures in physical systems far from thermal equilibrium, as weIl as in nonphysical systems such as those in biology and sociology. While the first proceedings were published by Teubner Publishing Company in 1973 and the second by North Holland Publishing Company in 1974, the subsequent proceed ings have been published in the Springer Series in Synergetics. I believe that these proceedings give a quite faithful picture of the developments in this new interdisciplinary field over the past decade. As H.J. Queisser recently noted, the prefix "non", which is used quite frequent ly in modern scientific literature in words such as "nonequilibrium", "nonlinear", etc., indicates a new development in scientific thinking. Indeed, this new develop ment was anticipated and given a framework in the introduction of "synergetics" more than a decade ago.
Calcium Waves, Gradients and Oscillations
By Gregory R. Bock,Kate Ackrill File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
 Book Code : 0470514701
 Total of Pages : 302
 Category : Science
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Renowned contributors provide comprehensive coverage of calcium gradients, waves and oscillations in diverse systems. Discusses the mechanisms initiating and sustaining calcium waves and their role in cell function. Describes studies using the latest techniques for measuring calcium ion gradients including chemiluminescent indicators.
Wave Propagation in Structures
By James F. Doyle File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : Springer Nature
 Book Code : 3030596796
 Total of Pages : 421
 Category : Science
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 Pdf File: wavepropagationinstructures.pdf
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This third edition builds on the introduction of spectral analysis as a means of investigating wave propagation and transient oscillations in structures. Each chapter of the textbook has been revised, updated and augmented with new material, such as a modified treatment of the curved plate and cylinder problem that yields a relatively simple but accurate spectral analysis. Finite element methods are now integrated into the spectral analyses to gain further insights into the highfrequency problems. In addition, a completely new chapter has been added that deals with waves in periodic and discretized structures. Examples for phononic materials metamaterials as well as genuine atomic systems are given.
Spirals and Vortices
By Kinko Tsuji,Stefan C. Müller File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : Springer
 Book Code : 3030057984
 Total of Pages : 298
 Category : Science
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This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating and ubiquitous occurrence of spirals and vortices in human culture and in nature. Spiral forms have been used as elements in the arts for thousands of years, whereas their role in nature and science – from DNA and sea shells to galaxies – is still a topic of investigation in numerous fields. Following an introduction to the cultural history of spiral forms, the book presents contributions from leading experts, who describe the origins, mechanisms and dynamics of spirals and vortices in their special fields. As a whole the book provides a valuable source of information, while also taking the reader on an aesthetic and scientific journey through the world of spiral forms.
Wave Scattering from Statistically Rough Surfaces
By F. G. Bass,I. M. Fuks File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : Elsevier
 Book Code : 1483187756
 Total of Pages : 540
 Category : Science
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Wave Scattering from Statistically Rough Surfaces discusses the complications in radio physics and hydroacoustics in relation to wave transmission under settings seen in nature. Some of the topics that are covered include radar and sonar, the effect of variations in topographic relief or ocean waves on the transmission of radio and sound waves, the reproduction of radio waves from the lower layers of the ionosphere, and the oscillations of signals within the earthionosphere waveguide. The book begins with some fundamental idea of wave transmission theory and the theory of random processes as used to rough surfaces and to wave fields. This discussion is followed by an analysis of the average fields of sound and electromagnetic waves. A section on spatial correlation characteristics in the approximation of small perturbations is then given. Another chapter of the text explains the Kirchhoff method. The book will provide useful information to physicists, mechanical engineer, students, and researchers in the field of acoustics.
Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond The Veil Of Spacetime  Proceedings Of The Ix Symposium Honoring Noted French Mathematical Physicist Jeanpierre Vigier
By Amoroso Richard L,Kauffman Louis H,Rowlands Peter File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : World Scientific
 Book Code : 9814719072
 Total of Pages : 620
 Category : Science
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Unified Field Mechanics, the topic of the 9th international symposium honoring noted French mathematical physicist JeanPierre Vigier cannot be considered highly speculative as a myopic critic might surmise. The 8th Vigier Symposium proceedings 'The Physics of Reality' should in fact be touted as a companion volume because of its dramatic theoretical Field Mechanics in additional dimensionality. Many still consider the Planckscale zeropoint field stochastic quantum foam as the 'basement of reality'. This could only be considered true under the limitations of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. As we enter the next regime of Unified Field Mechanics we now know that the energydependent EinsteinMinkowski manifold called spacetime has a finite radius beyond which a largescale multiverse beckons. So far a battery of 14 experiments has been designed to falsify the model. When the 1st is successfully performed, a revolution in Natural Science will occur! This volume strengthens and expands the theoretical and experimental basis for that immanent new age.
Concise Handbook of Mathematics and Physics
By Alexander G. Alenitsyn,Eugene I. Butikov,Alexander S. Kondratyev File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
 Publisher : CRC Press
 Book Code : 1000161528
 Total of Pages : 528
 Category : Mathematics
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 Pdf File: concisehandbookofmathematicsandphysics.pdf
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Concise Handbook of Mathematics and Physics presents a unified and coherent treatment of all the major aspects of modern elementary physics and mathematics. This complete text/reference includes definitions of fundamental notations and physical and mathematical quantities, formulas that express the laws of physics, axioms and theorems of mathematics, and more. The information is organized logically (instead of alphabetically) for better comprehension and quick, convenient access. The book contains extensive crossreferencing between the mathematical and physical sections. reflecting the considerable overlap between these two areas of study and increasing the usefulness of this handbook. Fundamental concepts, theorems, and laws are demonstrated through numerous practical examples and tasks to help build problemsolving skills.