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1 Webb, Stephen Clash of Symbols I10010 2018 eBook  
2 Dyakonov, Mikhail I Will We Ever Have a Quantum Computer? I09102 2020 eBook  
3 Huysman, M.H Communities and Technologies I11587 2003 eBook  
4 Heck, Andre Information Handling in Astronomy I11565 2000 eBook  
5 Braunstein, S.L Quantum Information with Continuous Variables I11341 2003 eBook  
6 Heck, Andre Information Handling in Astronomy - Historical Vistas I10911 2003 eBook  
7 Tombesi, Paolo Quantum Communication, Computing, and Measurement 3 I10887 2002 eBook  
8 Dewdney, A.K The Planiverse I10758 2000 eBook  
9 Thathachar, M.A.L Networks of Learning Automata I10660 2004 eBook  
10 Buzug, Thorsten M Telemedicine I10625 2001 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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TitleWill We Ever Have a Quantum Computer?
Author(s)Dyakonov, Mikhail I
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXI, 49 p. 5 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses a broad community of physicists, engineers, computer scientists and industry professionals, as well as the general public, who are aware of the unprecedented media hype surrounding the supposedly imminent new era of quantum computing. The central argument of this book is that the feasibility of quantum computing in the physical world is extremely doubtful. The hypothetical quantum computer is not simply a quantum variant of the conventional digital computer, but rather a quantum extension of a classical analog computer operating with continuous parameters. In order to have a useful machine, the number of continuous parameters to control would have to be of such an astronomically large magnitude as to render the endeavor virtually infeasible. This viewpoint is based on the author???s expert understanding of the gargantuan challenges that would have to be overcome to ever make quantum computing a reality. Knowledge of secondary-school-level physics and math will be sufficient for understanding most of the text; the few paragraphs that are more technical are highlighted in italics
ISBN,Price9783030420192
Keyword(s)1. COMPUTER SCIENCE 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PHYSICS 5. Popular Computer Science 6. Popular Science in Physics 7. QUANTUM COMPUTERS 8. Quantum computing 9. Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics 10. QUANTUM PHYSICS 11. SPINTRONICS
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TitleCommunities and Technologies
Author(s)Huysman, M.H;Wenger, Etienne;Wulf, Volker
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 484 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems, Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social capital. As a result of a very quality-oriented review process, the work reflects the best of current research and practice in the field of C&T
ISBN,Price9789401701150
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMPUTER SCIENCE 3. Computer Science, general 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 7. MANAGEMENT 8. Science???Social aspects 9. SOCIAL SCIENCES 10. Social Sciences, general 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 12. User interfaces (Computer systems) 13. User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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TitleInformation Handling in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 242 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe pilot boat just moved away and'its lights are already fading towards the coast of Northeastern Queensland over which Saturn is going to set. There is still quite some time to go before dawn. The big ship has now regained her cruise speed following its roughly northwesterly route in the South Coral Sea along the chain of nearby reefs. Few people are around at this time, except a dozen early birds sharing some 'shipshaping' exercise on the top deck and taking advantage of the relative coolness of the night. On my way down to the stateroom, I cannot but stop once more in front of that elegant composition by British artist Brigid Collins (1963-) hanging in the monumental staircase between Decks 7 and 8. That piece 2 of art, a 1.8x 1.8m oil on canvas plus collage entitled Berinl in honour of the Danish explorer, gathers together many navigation-related themes of the time: Suns, Moons, planets, sky maps, astrolabes, small telescopes, as well as drawings, diagrams and charts of all kinds. It is somehow a digest of how astronomical information was then collected, made available, and used
ISBN,Price9789401143455
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. EDUCATION 7. Education, general 8. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 9. Management of Computing and Information Systems 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences 14. Statistics??
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TitleQuantum Information with Continuous Variables
Author(s)Braunstein, S.L;Pati, A.K
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
Description440 p. 43 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteQuantum information may sound like science fiction but is, in fact, an active and extremely promising area of research, with a big dream: to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems that a classical computer could not even begin to handle. Research in quantum information science is now at an advanced enough stage for this dream to be credible and well-worth pursuing. It is, at the same time, too early to predict how quantum computers will be built, and what potential technologies will eventually strike gold in their ability to manipulate and process quantum information. One direction that has reaped many successes in quantum information processing relies on continuous variables. This area is bustling with theoretical and experimental achievements, from continuous-variable teleportation, to in-principle demonstrations of universal computation and efficient error correction. Now the time has come to compile some of the major results into one volume. In this book the leading researchers of the field present up-to-date developments of continuous-variable quantum information. This book is organized to suit many reader levels with introductions to every topic and in-depth discussions of theoretical and experimental results
ISBN,Price9789401512589
Keyword(s)1. COMPUTER SCIENCE 2. Computer Science, general 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 6. LASERS 7. Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices 8. PHOTONICS 9. PHYSICS 10. Physics, general 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleInformation Handling in Astronomy - Historical Vistas
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 298 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is dedicated to the memory of Gis??le Mersch whose life ended prematurely in June 2002. Back in the 1970s, when few people were using them, Gis??le introduced me to the arcane secrets of then advanced m- tivariate statistical methodologies. I was already involved in more classical statistical studies undertaken at Paris Observatory with Jean Jung: developing and applying maxim- likelihood algorithms to stellar photometric and kinematic data in order to derive absolute luminosities, distances and velocities in the solar neighb- hood. But what could be envisaged with those methodologies was something of another dimension: for the first time, I could really see how to extract information from massive amounts of data without calling for elaborated physical or mechanical theories. Several pioneering applications were developed under Gis??le???s guidance and with her collaboration to study the delicate interface between spect- scopic and photometric data. Thus errors in spectral classifications were investigated as well as predictions of spectral classifications from pho- metric indices (see Heck 1976, Heck et al. 1977, Heck & Mersch 1980 and Mersch & Heck 1980), with very interesting results for the time. Gis??le also took part in studies of period determination algorithms (see Mersch & Heck 1981, Manfroid et al. 1983 and Heck et al. 1985)
ISBN,Price9780306480805
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. EDUCATION 7. Education, general 8. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 9. Management of Computing and Information Systems 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences 14. Statistics??
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TitleQuantum Communication, Computing, and Measurement 3
Author(s)Tombesi, Paolo;Hirota, Osamu
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2002.
DescriptionXXVI, 476 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume contains contributions based on the lectures delivered and posters presented at the Fifth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCM&C-Y2K). This Conference is the fifth of a successful series hosted this time in Italy, was held in Capri, 3-7 July, 2000. The conference was attended by more than 200 participants from all over the world. There was also a high level of participation from graduate students, who greatly benefited from the opportunity to attend world-class conferences. The Conference Hall was hosted in La Residenza Hotel in Capri, where part of p- ticipants where housed, while others where housed in various cozy nearby - tels. All enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere offered by the island of Capri. There were 59 invited lectures given as oral presentations of 30 minutes and 94 poster papers. The major topics covered at the Conference where new experimental and theoretical results in quantum information. They were divided in five parts; i) Quantum Information and Communication, ii) Quantum Measurement, - coherence, and Tomography, iii) Quantum Computing, iv) Cryptography, v) Entanglement and Teleportation. We were lucky in that almost all major - perimental groups in the world working in this area were represented, as were the major theoreticians. There was very active audience participation. A n- ber of graduate students and post-docs were able to present their contributions in four after dinner poster sessions
ISBN,Price9780306471148
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Mathematics 2. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 3. Atomic structure???? 4. Atomic/Molecular Structure and Spectra 5. COMPUTER SCIENCE 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 9. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 10. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11. Management of Computing and Information Systems 12. Molecular structure?? 13. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleThe Planiverse : Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World
Author(s)Dewdney, A.K
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer New York, 2000.
DescriptionXXXI, 247 p. 2 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteWhen The Planiverse ?rst appeared 16 years ago, it caught more than a few readers off guard. The line between willing suspension of dis- lief and innocent acceptance, if it exists at all, is a thin one. There were those who wanted to believe, despite the tongue-in-cheek subtext, that we had made contact with a two-dimensional world called Arde, a di- shaped planet embedded in the skin of a vast, balloon-shaped space called the planiverse. It is tempting to imagine that those who believed, as well as those who suspended disbelief, did so because of a persuasive consistency in the cosmology and physics of this in?nitesimally thin universe, and x preface to the millennium edition in its bizarre but oddly workable organisms. This was not just your r- of-the-mill universe fashioned out of the whole cloth of wish-driven imagination. The planiverse is a weirder place than that precisely - cause so much of it was ???worked out??? by a virtual team of scientists and technologists. Reality, even the pseudoreality of such a place, is - variably stranger than anything we merely dream up
ISBN,Price9781461301998
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPHYSICS 2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. Computer Science, general 5. COMPUTERS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Theory of Computation
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TitleNetworks of Learning Automata : Techniques for Online Stochastic Optimization
Author(s)Thathachar, M.A.L;Sastry, P.S
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2004.
DescriptionXV, 268 p : online resource
Abstract NoteNetworks of Learning Automata: Techniques for Online Stochastic Optimization is a comprehensive account of learning automata models with emphasis on multiautomata systems. It considers synthesis of complex learning structures from simple building blocks and uses stochastic algorithms for refining probabilities of selecting actions. Mathematical analysis of the behavior of games and feedforward networks is provided. Algorithms considered here can be used for online optimization of systems based on noisy measurements of performance index. Also, algorithms that assure convergence to the global optimum are presented. Parallel operation of automata systems for improving speed of convergence is described. The authors also include extensive discussion of how learning automata solutions can be constructed in a variety of applications
ISBN,Price9781441990525
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. Computer Science, general 5. DECISION MAKING 6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Natural language processing (Computer science) 10. Natural Language Processing (NLP) 11. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 12. Operations Research/Decision Theory 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleTelemedicine : Medicine and Communication
Author(s)Buzug, Thorsten M;Handels, Heinz;Holz, Dietrich
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2001.
DescriptionXIV, 213 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWithin the various aspects of life-science technologies medicine and information technology will change next millennium's quality-of-life fundamentally. Thanks to the rapid growth of telecommunication industry and the success and popularity of the internet the face of medicine will essentially change, because information technology is expected to play a major role in future health care systems. The conference MEDICOM 2000 is a discussion forum on fast and cost efficient patient-data exchange systems between doctors' offices, medical laboratories, telearchive services, health care insurances, highly specialized experts in hospitals etc. The conference brought together scientific, medical and application experts from university, clinical and commercial sites of both areas - medicine and communication - to stimulate synergy between these rapidly evolving future technologies. We would like to acknowledge all the parties who contributed to the success of the conference. Especially, we would like to thank Gisela Niedzwetzki and Waltraud Ott for secretarial support as well as Dirk Thomsen for web mastering. Additionally, we have to acknowledge the valuable support of Holger Dorle, Thomas Giese, Peter Just, Stefan Klockner, Heike Lahr and Kerstin Ltidtke-Buzug during the conference
ISBN,Price9781461512530
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics 3. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS 4. BIOPHYSICS 5. COMPUTER SCIENCE 6. Computer Science, general 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 10. SOCIAL SCIENCES 11. Social Sciences, general 12. Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences 13. Statistics??
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