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1 Webb, Stephen Clash of Symbols I10010 2018 eBook  
2 Graf-Grossmann, Claudia Marcel Grossmann I09808 2018 eBook  
3 dell'Isola, Francesco Big-(Wo)men, Tyrants, Chiefs, Dictators, Emperors and Presidents I09391 2019 eBook  
4 Youknovsky, Alexia SELL YOUR RESEARCH I08718 2020 eBook  
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TitleClash of Symbols : A ride through the riches of glyphs
Author(s)Webb, Stephen
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionIX, 245 p. 45 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteFrom the ampersat and amerpsand, via smileys and runes to the ubiquitous presence of mathematical and other symbols in sciences and technology: both old and modern documents abound with many familiar as well as lesser known characters, symbols and other glyphs. Yet, who would be readily able to answer any question like: ???who chose ?? to represent the ratio of a circle???s diameter to its circumference???? or ???what???s the reasoning behind having a ??? key on my computer keyboard???? ??This book is precisely for those who have always asked themselves this sort of questions. So, here are the stories behind one hundred glyphs, the book being evenly divided into five parts, with each featuring 20 symbols. Part 1, called??Character sketches, looks at some of the glyphs we use in writing. Part 2, called??Signs of the times, discusses some glyphs used in pol??itics, religion, and other areas of everyday life. Some of these symbols are common; others are used only rarely. Some are modern inventions; others, which seem contemporary, can be traced back many hundreds of years. Part 3, called??Signs and wonders, explores some of the symbols people have developed for use in describing the heavens. These are some of the most visually striking glyphs in the book, and many of them date back to ancient times. Nevertheless their use ??? at least in professional arenas ??? is diminishing. Part 4, called??It???s Greek to me, examines some symbols used in various branches of science. A number of these symbols are employed routinely by professional scientists and are also familiar to the general public; others are no longer applied in a serious fashion by??anyone????? but the reader might still meet them, from time to time, in older works. The final part of the book,??Meaningless marks on paper, looks at some of the characters used in mathematics, the history of which one can easily appreciate with only a basic knowledge of mathematics. There are obviously countless others symbols. In recent years the computing industry has devel??oped Unicode and it currently contains more than 135 000 entries. This book would like to encourage the curious reader to take a stroll through Unicode, to meet many characters that will delight the eye and, researching their history, to gain some fascinating insights
ISBN,Price9783319713502
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. COMPUTER SCIENCE 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HUMANITIES 6. MATHEMATICS 7. PHYSICS 8. Popular Computer Science 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. Popular Science in Humanities / Arts 11. Popular Science in Mathematics 12. Popular Science in Physics 13. Popular Science in Technology 14. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleMarcel Grossmann : For the Love of Mathematics
Author(s)Graf-Grossmann, Claudia
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVIII, 263 p. 91 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteZurich, summer 1912. Albert Einstein has just returned from Prague to the city on the Limmat. He sends a plea for help to his former fellow student, the mathematician Marcel Grossmann (1878-1936), for he is in need of assistance with the mathematical calculations of his general theory of relativity. What then follows is one of the most fascinating chapters of science history, with far-reaching consequences for the lives of the two friends. Marcel Grossmann???s granddaughter paints here a picture of a fiery and many-talented scientist and patriot. She traces the influence of an entrepreneurial family during Germany???s rapid industrial expansion in the late 19th century. The family???s fluctuating fortunes take the story to the vibrant city of Budapest on the Danube; they enable readers to sense the pioneering spirit at Zurich???s young Polytechnic Institute (now ETH Zurich) ??? but also reflect the worries and hardships of the First World War and interwar years. The Foreword is written by Prof. Remo Ruffini, founder and president of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics and the Marcel Grossmann Meetings. Last but not least, an extensive contribution by Dr. Tilman Sauer offers a scientific-historical appreciation of Marcel Grossmann???s enduring contributions
ISBN,Price9783319900773
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Europe, Central???History 5. GEOMETRY 6. GRAVITATION 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. History of Germany and Central Europe 9. MATHEMATICS 10. PHYSICS 11. Popular Science in Mathematics 12. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleBig-(Wo)men, Tyrants, Chiefs, Dictators, Emperors and Presidents : Towards the Mathematical Understanding of Social Groups
Author(s)dell'Isola, Francesco
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2019.
DescriptionXXI, 164 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book highlights mathematical ideas to help explain a number of important aspects of the dynamics of social groups. These ideas are similar to those used to describe the behaviour of Lagrangian mechanical systems, and as such this book appeals to anyone wanting to gain an understanding of the intrinsic unity of natural phenomena
ISBN,Price9789811394799
Keyword(s)1. Computational Social Sciences 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. MATHEMATICS 5. Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences 6. Popular Science in Mathematics 7. Science???Social aspects 8. SOCIAL SCIENCES 9. Social sciences???Computer programs 10. Social sciences???Data processing 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleSELL YOUR RESEARCH : Public Speaking for Scientists
Author(s)Youknovsky, Alexia;Bowers, James
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXVI, 155 p. 40 illus., 38 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NotePublic speaking is an essential component in the life of a scientist, whatever your level of career. In this book, the authors describe a tried-and-tested technique for preparing a presentation: the SELL Method. Following these three simple steps - Skeleton, Envelope, Life & Logistics - will help you make the most out of any talk. Whether it be a 3-minute pitch or an hour-long plenary session, you will find pages of advice, theory and practical exercises enabling you to SELL YOUR RESEARCH with impact. For scientists these days, the work is not done until it is communicated. And now that problem is solved. Solidly researched and immaculately written, Sell Your Research is a goldmine of useful advice. Whether you are brimming with confidence or just setting out, this gem of a guidebook will improve every presentation and nurture every budding science communicator. Dr. Stephen Webster, Director of Science Communication Unit, Imperial College London Public speaking is one of the most intimidating but crucial tasks in a scientist???s career. This book provides a welcoming, clear, step-by-step guide to improving your presentations at every level. Reading it and following its advice will make your science talks less frightening and more enjoyable. Dr. Laura Helmuth, Health, Science & Environment Editor, Washington Post
ISBN,Price9783030341817
Keyword(s)1. Career education 2. Career Skills 3. CHEMISTRY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Engineering???Vocational guidance 7. Job Careers in Science and Engineering 8. MATHEMATICS 9. PHYSICS 10. Popular Science in Chemistry and Materials 11. Popular Science in Mathematics 12. Popular Science in Physics
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