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1 Webb, Stephen Clash of Symbols I10010 2018 eBook  
2 Rowe, David E Beyond Einstein I09813 2018 eBook  
3 Graf-Grossmann, Claudia Marcel Grossmann I09808 2018 eBook  
4 Chalmers, Alan F One Hundred Years of Pressure I09784 2017 eBook  
5 Beisbart, Claus Thinking About Space and Time I09723 2020 eBook  
6 Kouneiher, Joseph Foundations of Mathematics and Physics One Century After Hilbert I09694 2018 eBook  
7 Treese, Steven A History and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units I09689 2018 eBook  
8 Blum, Alexander S The Renaissance of General Relativity in Context I09424 2020 eBook  
9 dell'Isola, Francesco Big-(Wo)men, Tyrants, Chiefs, Dictators, Emperors and Presidents I09391 2019 eBook  
10 Eckert, Michael The Turbulence Problem I09312 2019 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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TitleBeyond Einstein : Perspectives on Geometry, Gravitation, and Cosmology in the Twentieth Century
Author(s)Rowe, David E;Sauer, Tilman;Walter, Scott A
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user 2. Springer New York, 2018.
DescriptionXXIII, 492 p. 71 illus., 14 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume explores the interplay between mathematical and physical research and the interactions of twentieth-century scientists within their academic communities. Beginning with Einstein???s general theory of relativity, the authors investigate a series of dramatic discoveries and rival theories in physics that influenced the development of modern differential geometry. Other sections recount the numerous methods, like the resurgence of Weyl geometry, used by geometers to solve the problems revealed by those same innovations in space-time physics. The effect of general relativity on astronomy is also addressed, namely how astronomers worked through new theories like inflationary cosmology and Phoenix models. By including recent historical research and coupling this work with many disciplines??? unique perspectives, this text provides a rich picture of general relativity and cosmology over the course of the twentieth century. The increased study on the documentation of Einstein???s early scientific work has clarified the history of science for that time and profoundly altered the way scientists view their own work, as this interdisciplinary volume demonstrates
ISBN,Price9781493977086
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GRAVITATION 6. HISTORY 7. History of Mathematical Sciences 8. MATHEMATICS 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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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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TitleOne Hundred Years of Pressure : Hydrostatics from Stevin to Newton
Author(s)Chalmers, Alan F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 197 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis monograph investigates the development of hydrostatics as a science. In the process, it sheds new light on the nature of science and its origins in the Scientific Revolution. Readers will come to see that the history of hydrostatics reveals subtle ways in which the science of the seventeenth century differed from previous periods. The key, the author argues, is the new insights into the concept of pressure that emerged during the Scientific Revolution. This came about due to contributions from such figures as Simon Stevin, Pascal, Boyle and Newton. The author compares their work with Galileo and Descartes, neither of whom grasped the need for a new conception of pressure. As a result, their contributions to hydrostatics were unproductive. The story ends with Newton insofar as his version of hydrostatics set the subject on its modern course. He articulated a technical notion of pressure that was up to the task. Newton compared the mathematical way in hydrostatics and the experimental way, and sided with the former. The subtleties that lie behind Newton's position throws light on the way in which developments in seventeenth-century science simultaneously involved mathematization and experimentation. This book serves as an example of the degree of conceptual change that new sciences often require. It will be of interest to those involved in the study of history and philosophy of science. It will also appeal to physicists as well as interested general readers
ISBN,Price9783319565293
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EPISTEMOLOGY 4. HISTORY 5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 6. History of Mathematical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICS 8. Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Science 9. Philosophy and science 10. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 11. PHYSICS 12. Science???History 13. Science???Philosophy
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TitleThinking About Space and Time : 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity
Author(s)Beisbart, Claus;Sauer, Tilman;W??thrich, Christian
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXVIII, 267 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume offers an integrated understanding of how the theory of general relativity gained momentum after Einstein had formulated it in 1915. Chapters focus on the early reception of the theory in physics and philosophy and on the systematic questions that emerged shortly after Einstein's momentous discovery. They are written by physicists, historians of science, and philosophers, and were originally presented at the conference titled Thinking About Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, held at the University of Bern from September 12-14, 2017. By establishing the historical context first, and then moving into more philosophical chapters, this volume will provide readers with a more complete understanding of early applications of general relativity (e.g., to cosmology) and of related philosophical issues. Because the chapters are often cross-disciplinary, they cover a wide variety of topics related to the general theory of relativity. These include: Heuristics used in the discovery of general relativity Mach's Principle The structure of Einstein's theory Cosmology and the Einstein world Stability of cosmological models The metaphysical nature of spacetime The relationship between spacetime and dynamics The Geodesic Principle Symmetries Thinking About Space and Time will be a valuable resource for historians of science and philosophers who seek a deeper knowledge of the (early and later) uses of general relativity, as well as for physicists and mathematicians interested in exploring the wider historical and philosophical context of Einstein's theory
ISBN,Price9783030477820
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GRAVITATION 5. HISTORY 6. History of Mathematical Sciences 7. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 8. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 9. MATHEMATICS 10. Philosophy and science 11. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
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TitleFoundations of Mathematics and Physics One Century After Hilbert : New Perspectives
Author(s)Kouneiher, Joseph
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXI, 441 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the rich and deep interplay between mathematics and physics one century after David Hilbert???s works from 1891 to 1933, published by Springer in six volumes. The most prominent scientists in various domains of these disciplines contribute to this volume providing insight to their works, and analyzing the impact of the breakthrough and the perspectives of their own contributions. The result is a broad journey through the most recent developments in mathematical physics, such as string theory, quantum gravity, noncommutative geometry, twistor theory, Gauge and Quantum fields theories, just to mention a few. The reader, accompanied on this journey by some of the fathers of these theories, explores some far reaching interfaces where mathematics and theoretical physics interact profoundly and gets a broad and deep understanding of subjects which are at the core of recent developments in mathematical physics. The journey is not confined to the present state of the art, but sheds light on future developments of the field, highlighting a list of open problems. Graduate students and researchers working in physics, mathematics and mathematical physics will find this journey extremely fascinating. All those who want to benefit from a comprehensive description of all the latest advances in mathematics and mathematical physics, will find this book very useful too
ISBN,Price9783319648132
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. HISTORY 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. History of Mathematical Sciences 6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 7. MATHEMATICS 8. PHYSICS 9. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleHistory and Measurement of the Base and Derived Units
Author(s)Treese, Steven A
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 1121 p. 89 illus., 80 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book discusses how and why historical measurement units developed, and reviews useful methods for making conversions as well as situations in which dimensional analysis can be used. It starts from the history of length measurement, which is one of the oldest measures used by humans. It highlights the importance of area measurement, briefly discussing the methods for determining areas mathematically and by measurement. The book continues on to detail the development of measures for volume, mass, weight, time, temperature, angle, electrical units, amounts of substances, and light intensity. The seven SI/metric base units are highlighted, as well as a number of other units that have historically been used as base units. Providing a comprehensive reference for interconversion among the commonly measured quantities in the different measurement systems with engineering accuracy, it also examines the relationships among base units in fields such as mechanical/thermal, electromagnetic and physical flow rates and fluxes using diagrams.
ISBN,Price9783319775777
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. HISTORY 4. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 5. History of Mathematical Sciences 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. MATHEMATICS 8. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 9. Measurement?????? 10. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS 11. PHYSICS
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TitleThe Renaissance of General Relativity in Context
Author(s)Blum, Alexander S;Lalli, Roberto;Renn, J??rgen
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Birkh??user 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionX, 406 p. 29 illus., 27 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis contributed volume explores the renaissance of general relativity after World War II, when it transformed from a marginal theory into a cornerstone of modern physics. Chapters explore key historical processes related to the theory of general relativity, in addition to presenting a thorough treatment of the relevant science behind these episodes. A broad historiographical framework is introduced first, thus providing the broad context in which the given computational approaches and case studies occurred. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of expert authors, these chapters will bring readers to a more complete understanding of Einstein???s theory. Specific topics include: Social and citation networks The Fock-Infeld dispute Wheeler???s turn to gravitation theory The position of general relativity in theories of fundamental interactions The pursuit of a quantum theory of gravity The emergence of dark matter in relation to cosmological models Institutional frameworks for gravitational wave search in Europe The Renaissance of General Relativity in Context is ideal for historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science. Students and researchers in physics will also be interested in the topics explored
ISBN,Price9783030507541
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GRAVITATION 5. HISTORY 6. History of Mathematical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. MATHEMATICS
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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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TitleThe Turbulence Problem : A Persistent Riddle in Historical Perspective
Author(s)Eckert, Michael
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 107 p. 10 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteOn the road toward a history of turbulence, this book focuses on what the actors in this research field have identified as the ???turbulence problem???. Turbulent flow rose to prominence as one of the most persistent challenges in science. At different times and in different social and disciplinary settings, the nature of this problem has changed in response to changing research agendas. This book does not seek to provide a comprehensive account, but instead an exemplary exposition on the environments in which problems become the subjects of research agendas, with particular emphasis on the first half of the 20th century
ISBN,Price9783030318635
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Engineering Fluid Dynamics 4. FLUID MECHANICS 5. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 6. FLUIDS 7. HISTORY 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. History of Mathematical Sciences 10. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 11. MATHEMATICS 12. PHYSICS
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