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Word Origins
Word Origins
The average English speaker knows around 50,000 words. That represents an astonishing diversity – nearly 25 times more words than there are individual stars visible to the naked eye in the night sky. And even 50,000 seems insignificant beside the half a million recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary. But looked at from an...
Modern Quantum Mechanics
Modern Quantum Mechanics
Revised edition includes discussions of fundamental topics and newer developments such as neutron interferometer experiments, Feynman path integrals, correlation measurements, and Bell's inequality. DLC: Quantum theory.

J. J. Sakurai was always a very welcome guest here at CERN, for he was one of those rare theorists to whom the
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New Theories of Everything
New Theories of Everything
"A fascinating journey."--Kirkus Reviews
"He acknowledges the limitations of seeking a formula to describe the emotional aspects of experience and the necessity of incorporating these variables into the long-sought-after theory of everything."--Science News
"Recommended for general readers; lower-division
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything
Did you ever wonder how somebody ever figured out all the details of making a cellphone system work? What about those giant MRI machines that can take a picture of your insides without a single incision? Then there is the universe. We think we know at least something about how it started billions of years ago and where it’s going billions of...
The Artful Universe Expanded
The Artful Universe Expanded
Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and...
The Science and Art of Using Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
The Science and Art of Using Telescopes (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
Amateur astronomers have to start somewhere. Most begin by buying a modest astronomical telescope and getting to know the night sky. After a while, many want to move on to the next stage, but this can be problematic. The magazines advertise a mass of commercially-made equipment – some of it very expensive – which can represent a major...
Aspects of Explosives Detection
Aspects of Explosives Detection
Detection and quantification of trace chemicals is a major thrust of analytical chemistry. In recent years much effort has been spent developing detection systems for priority pollutants. Less mature are the detections of substances of interest to law enforcement and security personnel:in particular explosives. This volume will discuss the...
Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design
Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design
This book is an intermediate-level introduction to Xcode 4, Apple’s integrated development environment. It assumes you have some development experience and are familiar with the Cocoa API. It won’t teach you how to write code or much at all about Cocoa. There are other books for that. This one is strictly focused on...
Focal Easy Guide to DVD Studio Pro 3: For new users and professionals
Focal Easy Guide to DVD Studio Pro 3: For new users and professionals
Since the beginning of time, men and women have worked to reproduce and record their surrounding environment. From cave paintings to stone carvings, papyrus, wood, paper, canvas, wax, and chemicals… every substance imaginable has been used for both artistic expression and the documentation of history and culture. Regardless of whether one...
How Electronic Things Work... And What to do When They Don't
How Electronic Things Work... And What to do When They Don't

Electronic equipment 'on the blink'? Don't junk it or pay sky-high repair costs - fix it yourself! Here's a guide to understanding and repairing electronics equipment written for people who would ordinarily 'call the shop'. With this fully illustrated, simple-to-use guide, you will get a grasp of the workings of the...

Computer Vision Using Local Binary Patterns (Computational Imaging and Vision)
Computer Vision Using Local Binary Patterns (Computational Imaging and Vision)

Humans receive the great majority of information about their environment through sight, and at least 50% of the human brain is dedicated to vision. Vision is also a key component for building artificial systems that can perceive and understand their environment. Computer vision is likely to change society in many ways; for example, it...

How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night
How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night

Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the...

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