Download Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams PDF

By Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Every thing is made up of them, from the furthest reaches of the universe to this e-book that you simply carry on your arms, together with you. such as you, the weather have lives: personalities and attitudes, skills and shortcomings, tales wealthy with that means. you might imagine of them because the inscrutable letters of the periodic desk yet you recognize them far better than you have an understanding of. Welcome to a stunning travel via historical past and literature, technological know-how and paintings. the following you are going to meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that mild how you can vice. you are going to learn the way lead can inform your destiny whereas zinc may perhaps sooner or later line your coffin. you will find what connects the bones on your physique with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt in your dinner desk. From historic civilisations to modern tradition, from the oxygen of exposure to the phosphorus on your pee, the weather are close to and much and throughout us. Unlocking their remarkable secrets and techniques and vibrant pasts, "Periodic stories" will take you on a voyage of ask yourself and discovery, pleasure and novelty, attractiveness and fact. alongside the best way, you can find that their tales are our tales, and their lives are inextricable from our personal.

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Download Computational Methods for Fluid Flow by Roger Peyret PDF

By Roger Peyret

In constructing this booklet, we made up our minds to stress purposes and to supply equipment for fixing difficulties. for this reason, we restricted the mathematical devel­ opments and we attempted so far as attainable to get perception into the habit of numerical equipment through contemplating basic mathematical types. The textual content includes 3 sections. the 1st is meant to offer the fundamen­ tals of such a lot forms of numerical ways hired to resolve fluid-mechanics difficulties. the subjects of finite ameliorations, finite components, and spectral meth­ ods are integrated, in addition to a couple of exact strategies. the second one part is dedicated to the answer of incompressible flows by way of a number of the numerical methods. we've incorporated ideas of laminar and turbulent-flow prob­ lems utilizing finite distinction, finite aspect, and spectral equipment. The 3rd portion of the e-book is worried with compressible flows. We divided this final part into inviscid and viscous flows and tried to stipulate the tools for every zone and provides examples.

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Download Das Relativitätsprinzip: Eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen by Wolfgang Trageser (eds.) PDF

By Wolfgang Trageser (eds.)

Das vorliegende Buch bietet eine klassische, immer noch aktuelle Einführung in die Probleme und die Entwicklung der Relativitätstheorie anhand von Originalarbeiten. Der a hundred. Geburtstag der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie im November 2015 dient nun als Anlass zur Herausgabe der um neun weitere Artikel ergänzten Neuauflage dieses Klassikers.

Das Werk „Das Relativitätsprinzip“ wurde erstmals 1913 von dem Mathematiker Otto Blumenthal herausgegeben. Das Buch erlebte mehrere Auflagen und umfasste die wesentlichen Arbeiten zur Relativitätstheorie bis zum Jahr 1923. Die Absicht ist es, den Gedankengang Albert Einsteins von der Speziellen Relativitätstheorie, über die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, bis hin zu Einsteins Versuch einer Einheitlichen Feldtheorie von Elektromagnetismus und Gravitation, darzustellen. Das Buch liefert somit nicht nur dem an der Entwicklung der Relativitätstheorie interessierten Physiker und Mathematiker, sondern auch dem an Physik, Mathematik und deren historische Entwicklung interessierten Laien eine wertvolle Quellensammlung.

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Download Why Can't Elephants Jump?: And 101 Other Tantalising Science by O'Hare, Mick O'Hare PDF

By O'Hare, Mick O'Hare

From the editors that introduced you Why Don’t Penguin’s toes Freeze? and Do Sparrows Like Bach?,an exploration of the bizarre and beautiful margins of science—the most up-to-date in amazing New Scientist sequence What’s the garage means of the human mind in gigabytes? Why is frozen milk yellow? Why do flamingos stand on one leg? And why can’t elephant’s leap? Is it simply because elephants are too huge or heavy (after all, they are saying hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it simply because their knees face the other way? Or do they only wait till no one’s taking a look? learn this really good new compilation to determine. this is often well known technology at its so much soaking up and relaxing. the former titles within the New Scientist sequence were overseas bestsellers and bought over million copies among them and here's one other magnificent choice of clever, witty, and sometimes fabulous solutions to a spectacular diversity of technological know-how ques

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