Boltzmann's Tomb

Travels in Search of Science
Author: Bill Green
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934137352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Bill Green travels to sites of scientific discovery around the globe and relates the stories of the scientists who lived and worked there.

A Student's Guide to Entropy

Author: Don S. Lemons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107011566
Category: Science
Page: 194
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This book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy to supplement undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.

From Eternity to Here

The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
Author: Sean M. Carroll
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452296544
Category: Science
Page: 438
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Uses recent concepts in theoretical physics to explore the properties of spacetime and explain why time appears to only move forward, and has done so since before the Big Bang itself.

Programming the Universe

A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos
Author: Seth Lloyd
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307264718
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd, the answer is yes. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information–in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. What is the entire universe computing, ultimately? “Its own dynamical evolution,” he says. “As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds.” Programming the Universe, a wonderfully accessible book, presents an original and compelling vision of reality, revealing our world in an entirely new light. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Physics of Flow

Author: Chris Butlin,Michael Brimicombe
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435688424
Category: Fluid dynamics
Page: 160
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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nuclear energy
Page: N.A
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Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery

Author: Alfred Burger
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Category: Medical
Page: 932
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Offers access via basic and advanced search engines to broad coverage of the field of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery for medicinal chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and molecular biologists.

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery: Principles and practice

Author: Alfred Burger,Manfred E. Wolff
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471575566
Category: Medical
Page: 1088
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BURGER'S MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY AND DRUG DISCOVERY, FIFTH EDITION, Volume 1: Principles and Practice This new edition of Dr. Alfred Burger's internationally celebrated classic helps researchers acquaint themselves with both traditional and state-of-the-art principles and practices governing new drug research and development. Completely updated and revised to reflect the many monumental changes that have occurred over the past decade and a half in medicinal chemistry and new drug development, this latest edition of Volume 1: Principles and Practice now: * Covers the latest methods of drug discovery, including such "hot" topics as computational chemistry and peptidomimetrics * Has added emphasis on preclinical development issues * Offers the most timely information on a broad range of important regulatory, management, legal, and financial issues * Features in-depth coverage of important factors in the discovery process, including ADME, toxicity and drug allergy, and clinical trials * Updates readers on recent advances in the understanding of the structural biology of drug action * Explores the cutting-edge technologies for drug discovery now in use around the world * Is more than twice the size of its predecessor * Brings together contributions by experts in a wide range of related fields from North America and Europe

General Chemistry

Principles and Modern Applications
Author: William S. Harwood,Jeffry D. Madura
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131493308
Category: Science
Page: 1172
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General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applicationsis recognized for its superior problems, lucid writing, and precision of argument. This updated and expanded edition retains the popular and innovative features of previous editions–includingFeature Problems,follow-upIntegrative and Practice Exercisesto accompany every in-chapterExample,andFocus Onapplication boxes, as well as newKeep in Mindmarginal notes.Topics covered include atoms and the atomic theory, chemical compounds and reactions, gases, Thermochemistry, electrons in atoms, chemical bonding, liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, principles of chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, representative and transitional elements, and nuclear and organic chemistry.For individuals interested in a broad overview of chemical principles and applications.

Fundamentals of Ceramics

Author: M. W. Barsoum
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070055216
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 668
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Nearly ten meticulous, painstaking years in the making, this carefully crafted new book presents readers with an outstanding introduction to the fundamentals of ceramics, with a distinct focus on solid-state physics and chemistry. Author Michel Barsoum offers introductory coverage that presents equations derived from first principles with an emphasis on the physics of the problem. While keeping the mathematics fairly simple (there's nothing more complicated than differentiation and integration), he covers enough of the fundamentals to a level deep enough to allow readers to continue their education by delving - without too much difficulty - into the most recent literature.


Author: John W. Moore,William G. Davies,Ronald W. Collins
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Chemistry
Page: 804
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VI Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications

Author: O. Civitarese,C. Dorso,G. García Bermúdez,A.J. Kreiner,A.J. Pacheco,N.N. Scoccola
Publisher: American Inst. of Physics
ISBN: 9780735403888
Category: Science
Page: 527
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The Sixth Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Applications covered the most active topics in basic nuclear physics which were grouped into four broad categories, namely, nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, subnuclear physics, and nuclear thermodynamics and dynamics. It also placed a significant emphasis on the applications of nuclear science and nuclear instrumentation to a wide range of fields of knowledge.

Mathematics of microstructure evolution

this symposium was held during Materials Week '95, October 29-November 2, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio
Author: Long-Qing Chen,Minerals, Metals and Materials Society,ASM/MSD Thermodynamic and Phase Equilibria Committee,American Society for Metals
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied
Category: Science
Page: 391
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408842408
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

Statistical Mechanics

Selecta of Elliott H. Lieb
Author: E.H. Lieb
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662100185
Category: Science
Page: 508
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In Statistical Physics one of the ambitious goals is to derive rigorously, from statistical mechanics, the thermodynamic properties of models with realistic forces. Elliott Lieb is a mathematical physicist who meets the challenge of statistical mechanics head on, taking nothing for granted and not being content until the purported consequences have been shown, by rigorous analysis, to follow from the premises. The present volume contains a selection of his contributions to the field, in particular papers dealing with general properties of Coulomb systems, phase transitions in systems with a continuous symmetry, lattice crystals, and entropy inequalities. It also includes work on classical thermodynamics, a discipline that, despite many claims to the contrary, is logically independent of statistical mechanics and deserves a rigorous and unambiguous foundation of its own. The articles in this volume have been carefully annotated by the editors.

The Nature of Technology

What It Is and How It Evolves
Author: W. Brian Arthur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439165782
Category: Science
Page: 256
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“More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being,” says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technology’s irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone unanswered. Where do new technologies come from? What constitutes innovation, and how is it achieved? Does technology, like biological life, evolve? In this groundbreaking work, pioneering technology thinker and economist W. Brian Arthur answers these questions and more, setting forth a boldly original way of thinking about technology. The Nature of Technology is an elegant and powerful theory of technology’s origins and evolution. Achieving for the development of technology what Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions did for scientific progress, Arthur explains how transformative new technologies arise and how innovation really works. Drawing on a wealth of examples, from historical inventions to the high-tech wonders of today, Arthur takes us on a mind-opening journey that will change the way we think about technology and how it structures our lives. The Nature of Technology is a classic for our times.

A to Z of Thermodynamics

Author: Pierre Perrot
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198565529
Category: Science
Page: 329
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The title is a perfect description. Arranged alphabetically this book explains the words and phrases that crop up in thermodynamics. The author does this without resorting to pages of mathematics and algebra: the author's main aim is to explain and clarify the jargon and concepts. Thermodynamics is often difficult and confusing for students. The author knows this after 20 years of teaching and does something about it with this dictionary.