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Dick, Rainer 
Advanced quantum mechanics: Materials and photons 
FP0106 
2012 
Book 

2 
David A. Cox 
Ideals, varieties and algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra 
026482 
2015 
Book 

3 
P. P. Divakaran 
Mathematics of India: Concepts, Methods, Connections 
026393 
2018 
Book 

4 
Thanu Padmanabhan 
Dawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind 
X00001 
2019 
Book 

5 
Ian T. Durham (ed.) 
Information and interaction: Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge 
026388 
2017 
Book 

6 
Victor Callaghan (ed.) 
Technological singularity: Managing the Journey 
026389 

Book 

7 
Anthony Aguirre (ed.) 
Wandering towards a goal: How Mindless Mathematical Laws Give Rise to Aims and Intention? 
026390 
2018 
Book 

8 
Bagla, Jasjeet Singh, Engineer, Sunu (Eds.) 
Gravity and the quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 

2017 
Book 

9 
Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.) 
Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
026216 
2017 
eBook 

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Christopher M. Bishop 
Pattern recognition and machine learning 
026213 
2011 
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Title  Mathematics of India: Concepts, Methods, Connections 
Author(s)  P. P. Divakaran 
Publication  New Delhi, Springer, 2018. 
Description  xi, 441p. 
Series  (Culture and History of Mathematics) 
Abstract Note  This book identifies three of the exceptionally fruitful periods of the millennialong history of the mathematical tradition of India: the very beginning of that tradition in the construction of the nowuniversal system of decimal numeration and of a framework for planar geometry; a classical period inaugurated by Aryabhata’s invention of trigonometry and his enunciation of the principles of discrete calculus as applied to trigonometric functions; and a final phase that produced, in the work of Madhava, a rigorous infinitesimal calculus of such functions. The main highlight of this book is a detailed examination of these critical phases and their interconnectedness, primarily in mathematical terms but also in relation to their intellectual, cultural and historical contexts.
Recent decades have seen a renewal of interest in this history, as manifested in the publication of an increasing number of critical editions and translations of texts, as well as in an informed analytic interpretation of their content by the scholarly community. The result has been the emergence of a more accurate and balanced view of the subject, and the book has attempted to take an account of these nascent insights. As part of an endeavour to promote the new awareness, a special attention has been given to the presentation of proofs of all significant propositions in modern terminology and notation, either directly transcribed from the original texts or by collecting together material from several texts. 
ISBN,Price  9789386279699 : Eur 88.99(HB) 
Classification  51(091)(540)

Keyword(s)  1. ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICS
2. MATHEMATICSHISTORY
3. MEDIEVAL INDIAN MATHEMATICS

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Title  Information and interaction: Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge 
Author(s)  Ian T. Durham (ed.);Dean Rickles (ed.) 
Publication  Cham, Springer, 2017. 
Description  xxiii 212p. 
Abstract Note  In this essay collection, leading physicists, philosophers, and historians attempt to fill the empty theoretical ground in the foundations of information and address the related question of the limits to our knowledge of the world.
Over recent decades, our practical approach to information and its exploitation has radically outpaced our theoretical understanding  to such a degree that reflection on the foundations may seem futile. But it is exactly fields such as quantum information, which are shifting the boundaries of the physically possible, that make a foundational understanding of information increasingly important. One of the recurring themes of the book is the claim by Eddington and Wheeler that information involves interaction and putting agents or observers centre stage. Thus, physical reality, in their view, is shaped by the questions we choose to put to it and is built up from the information residing at its core. This is the root of Wheeler’s famous phrase “it from bit.” After reading the stimulating essays collected in this volume, readers will be in a good position to decide whether they agree with this view. 
ISBN,Price  9783319437606 : Eur 56.99(HB) 
Classification  001.1(04)

Keyword(s)  1. EDDINGTON'S LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE
2. FQXi
3. MERGING CONTRADICTORY LAW
4. SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT

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Title  Wandering towards a goal: How Mindless Mathematical Laws Give Rise to Aims and Intention? 
Author(s)  Anthony Aguirre (ed.);Brendan Foster (ed.);Zeeya Merali (ed.) 
Publication  Cham, Springer, 2018. 
Description  viii, 254p. 
Series  (The Frontiers Collection) 
Abstract Note  This collection of prizewinning essays addresses the controversial question of how meaning and goals can emerge in a physical world governed by mathematical laws. What are the prerequisites for a system to have goals? What makes a physical process into a signal? Does eliminating the homunculus solve the problem? The three winning essays, by Larissa Albantakis, Carlo Rovelli and Jochen Szangolies tackle exactly these challenges, while many other aspects (agency, the role of the observer, causality versus teleology, ghosts in the machine etc.) put in an appearance in the other award winning contributions.
These seventeen imaginative, stimulating and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prizewinning entries to the FQXi essay competition in 2017. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. 
ISBN,Price  9783319757254 : Eur 69.99(HB) 
Classification  316.123.2

Keyword(s)  1. EMERGENCE OF PURPOSE
2. ESSAYS
3. FQXi ESSAYS
4. GOALORIENTED BEHAVIOUR
5. MATHEMATICAL LAWS

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Title  Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.);Sunu Engineer (ed.) 
Publication  Switzerland, Springer, 2017. 
Description  XII, 494 p. 54 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides a compilation of indepth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons 
Contents Note  J. Alcaniz et al. Measuring baryon acoustic oscillations with angular twopoint correlation function  C. M. Boily Resonant disruption of binary stars by a catalytic black hole  RongGen Cai and LiMing Cao Mechanics of Apparent Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity  Sumanta Chakraborty Boundary Terms of the EinsteinHilbert Action  Timothy Clifton and John Barrow Decay of the Cosmic Vacuum Energy  Naresh Dadhich Understanding General Relativity after 100 years: A matter of perspective  Tevian Dray Piecewise Conserved Quantities  Pankaj Joshi SelfSimilarity and Criticality in Gravitational Collapse  Claus Kiefer Notes on semiclassical Weyl gravity  Dawood Kothawala Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature  Donald LyndenBell A local stress tensor for gravity Fields  Michele Maggiore Nonlocal Infrared Modifications of Gravity: A Review  Ayan Mukhopadhyay Emergence of gravity and RG flow  S. Modak Modelling nonparadoxical loss of information in black hole evaporation  J.V. Narlikar Relativistic Paths : A Feynman Problem  Martin Rees Thoughts on 50 years in astrophysics and cosmology and on what comes next  Sudipta Sarkar Area Theorem: General Relativity and Beyond  Shankarnarayanan What Are the Atoms of Space Time?  Suprit Singh From Quantum to Classical in the Sky  T.P. Singh Classical and quantum: a conflict of interest  Lee Smolin Four principles for quantum gravity  L. Sriramkurar What do detectors detect?  Urjit A Yajnik Stability longevity and all that : false vacua and topological defects 
Classification  531.51:530.145(069)

Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
2. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
3. DEDICATEE  THANU PADMANABHAN
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
8. PADMANABHAN, THANU  DEDICATEE
9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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