Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Edwin A. Abbott,Rosemary Jann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019953750X
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? In Flatland, A Square's linear world is invaded by a Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, the novel enlarges readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Information Exchange Beyond Text
Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466646284
Category: Computers
Page: 511
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As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images

Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images
Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466647043
Category: Computers
Page: 418
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Multisensory perception is emerging as an important factor in shaping current lifestyles. Therefore, computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts are acknowledging the comparative power existing beyond visual explanations. Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images discusses issues related to visualization of scientific concepts, picturing processes and products, as well as the role of computing in the advancement of visual literacy skills. By connecting theory with practice, this book gives researchers, computer scientists, and academics an active experience which enhances the perception and the role of computer graphics.

Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts

Mathematics and Society
Author: Vittorio Capecchi,Massimo Buscema,Pierluigi Contucci,Bruno D'Amore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048185818
Category: Social Science
Page: 617
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The book shows a very original organization addressing in a non traditional way, but with a systematic approach, to who has an interest in using mathematics in the social sciences. The book is divided in four parts: (a) a historical part, written by Vittorio Capecchi which helps us understand the changes in the relationship between mathematics and sociology by analyzing the mathematical models of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, the model of simulation and artificial societies, models of artificial neural network and considering all the changes in scientific paradigms considered; (b) a part coordinated by Pier Luigi Contucci on mathematical models that consider the relationship between the mathematical models that come from physics and linguistics to arrive at the study of society and those which are born within sociology and economics; (c) a part coordinated by Massimo Buscema analyzing models of artificial neural networks; (d) a part coordinated by Bruno D’Amore which considers the relationship between mathematics and art. The title of the book "Mathematics and Society" was chosen because the mathematical applications exposed in the book allow you to address two major issues: (a) the general theme of technological innovation and quality of life (among the essays are on display mathematical applications to the problems of combating pollution and crime, applications to mathematical problems of immigration, mathematical applications to the problems of medical diagnosis, etc.) (b) the general theme of technical innovation and creativity, for example the art and mathematics section which connects to the theme of creative cities. The book is very original because it is not addressed only to those who are passionate about mathematical applications in social science but also to those who, in different societies, are: (a) involved in technological innovation to improve the quality of life; (b) involved in the wider distribution of technological innovation in different areas of creativity (as in the project "Creative Cities Network" of UNESCO).

Joyce and Lacan

Reading, Writing and Psychoanalysis
Author: Daniel Bristow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317383397
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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What happens when the intellectual giant of twentieth-century literature, James Joyce, is made an object of consideration and cause of desire by the intellectual giant of modern psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan??????? This is what?Joyce and Lacan?explores, in the three closely interrelated areas of reading, writing, and psychoanalysis, by delving into Joyce’s own relationship with psychoanalysis in his lifetime. The book concentrates primarily on his last text, Finnegans Wake, the notorious difficulty of which arises from its challenging the intellect itself, and our own processes of reading. As well as the centrality of the Wake, concepts of Joycean ontology, sanity, singularity, and sexuality are excavated from sustained analysis of his earliest writings onward. To be ‘post-Joycean’, as Lacan describes it, means then to be in the wake not only of Joyce, but also of Lacan’s interventions on the Irish writer made in the mid-70s. It was this encounter that gave rise to concepts that have gained currency in today’s psychoanalytic theory and practice, and importance in wider critical contexts. The notions of the?sinthome, lalangue, and Lacan’s use of topology and knot theory are explored within, as well as new theories being launched. The book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, literary theorists, and students and teachers of literature, theory, or the works of Joyce and Lacan.?

Flatland

A Romance of Many Dimensions
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406503432
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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"Flatland"

ein Märchen mit vielerlei Dimensionen
Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing
ISBN: 9783940185150
Category:
Page: 172
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Flacherland

die unglaubliche Reise der Vikki Line durch Raum und Zeit
Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499619199
Category:
Page: 383
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Guide to Reprints


Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 9783598239076
Category: Out-of-print books
Page: 948
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

The Human Brain and Its Universe: The world of natural sciences and its phenomenology


Author: Hartwig Kuhlenbeck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Brain
Page: 281
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These three volumes are the revised and enlarged edition of a classic work hailed as bringing a new perspective to knowledge of the mind-brain relationship. In the tradition of highest scholarship, the author uses both neurological and epistemological approaches to provide a unique interpretation of the relationship of brain and consciousness.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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American book publishing record cumulative 1950-1977

an American national bibliography
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,R.R. Bowker Company. Product Development and Marketing Dept,R.R. Bowker Company. Publications Systems Dept
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Im Brunnen der Manuskripte

Roman
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423407867
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ein Riesenspaß für alle, die Literatur lieben! Die Welt der Literatur gegen alle möglichen Missetäter zu verteidigen, ist eine ehrenvolle, aber auch nervenaufreibende Aufgabe. Wen wundert es also, dass Thursday Next sich zu ihrem Mutterschaftsurlaub in die tiefsten Tiefen des Brunnens der Manuskripte zurückzieht. Genauer gesagt auf ein gemütliches Flug-Hausboot in einem drittklassigen, unlesbaren Krimi, der wahrscheinlich nie veröffentlicht wird. Aber das Leben hier ist nicht ungefährlich: Gleich am ersten Tag steht Thursday Next einer wilden Meute von Grammasiten gegenüber, Big Martin scheint sie vernaschen zu wollen und eine gruppentherapeutische Sitzung zur Verminderung der Wut in Wuthering Heights wird ihr fast zum Verhängnis. - Erneut gelingt es Jasper Fforde, in einer kühnen Mischung von Spott und heißer Verehrung die Welt der Literatur auf gänzlich ungewohnte Weise in Szene zu setzen.

Meilensteine der Mathematik


Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827423009
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Wer hat die Null erfunden? Wie können imaginäre Zahlen helfen, dass reale Wolkenkratzer nicht umfallen? Wo treffen sich parallele Linien? Und wann haben Sie heute zuletzt abstrakte Algebra genutzt? (Doch, Sie haben.) Wie die Mathematik die moderne Welt erschaffen hat – eine illustrierte Geschichte der Mathematik für ein breites Publikum, von den Ursprüngen im Zweistromland bis zur Gegenwart Ian Stewarts spannende Geschichte der Mathematik führt uns von der frühen Hochkultur der Babylonier bis zu den letzten ungelösten Rätseln dieser Disziplin. In typisch Stewart'scher Manier, also unterhaltsam und zugleich fundiert, schildert und erklärt er die großen Meilensteine der Mathematik – von den ersten Zahlensystemen bis zur Chaostheorie – und geht der Frage nach, welche Auswirkungen sie auf die Gesellschaft hatten und wie sie den Alltag auf alle Zeit veränderten. Er bringt uns dabei auch die Geistesgrößen der Mathematik näher, von den Naturforschern und Denkern Babyloniens, Griechenlands und Ägyptens über Newton und Descartes bis zu Fermat, Babbage und Gödel. Ohne den Leser mit komplizierten Formeln zu erschrecken, macht er die Schlüsselkonzepte der Mathematik verständlich. Als anregender historischer Streifzug für den interessierten Laien steckt Meilensteine der Mathematik voller faszinierender Details und kurioser Anekdoten. Hundert Abbildungen und Diagramme beleuchten und erhellen ein Gebiet, das von vielen Menschen gefürchtet wird, das aber unsere heutige Welt entscheidend geprägt hat.

Who was who

A Companion to Who's Who, Containing the Biographies of Those who Died During the Period ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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