Finite Media

Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies

Author: Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373475

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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While digital media give us the ability to communicate with and know the world, their use comes at the expense of an immense ecological footprint and environmental degradation. In Finite Media Sean Cubitt offers a large-scale rethinking of theories of mediation by examining the environmental and human toll exacted by mining and the manufacture, use, and disposal of millions of phones, computers, and other devices. The way out is through an eco-political media aesthetics, in which people use media to shift their relationship to the environment and where public goods and spaces are available to all. Cubitt demonstrates this through case studies ranging from the 1906 film The Story of the Kelly Gang to an image of Saturn taken during NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission, suggesting that affective responses to images may generate a populist environmental politics that demands better ways of living and being. Only by reorienting our use of media, Cubitt contends, can we overcome the failures of political elites and the ravages of capital.
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The Key to Language

An Essay on the Meaning That Exists Prior to and Independent of Language

Author: Laurence Sherzer

Publisher: Laurence Sherzer

ISBN: N.A

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Thermal Computations for Electronics

Conductive, Radiative, and Convective Air Cooling

Author: Gordon Ellison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439891265

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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A total revision of the author’s previous work, Thermal Computations for Electronics: Conductive, Radiative, and Convective Air Cooling is a versatile reference that was carefully designed to help readers master mathematical calculation, prediction, and application methods for conductive, radiative, and convective heat transfer in electronic equipment. Presenting material in a way that is practical and useful to engineers and scientists, as well as engineering students, this book provides very detailed text examples and their solutions. This approach helps users at all levels of comprehension to strengthen their grasp of the subject and detect their own calculation errors. The beginning of this book is largely devoted to prediction of airflow and well-mixed air temperatures in systems and heat sinks, after which it explores convective heat transfer from heat sinks, circuit boards, and components. Applying a systematic presentation of information to enhance understanding and computational practice, this book: Provides complete mathematical derivations and supplements formulae with design plots Offers complete exercise solutions (MathcadTM worksheets and PDF images of Mathcad worksheets), lecture aids (landscape-formatted PDF files), and text-example Mathcad worksheets for professors adopting this book Addresses topics such as methods for multi-surface radiation exchange, conductive heat transfer in electronics, and finite element theory with a variational calculus method explained for heat conduction Presents mathematical descriptions of large thermal network problem formulation Discusses comprehensive thermal spreading resistance theory, and includes steady-state and time-dependent problems This reference is useful as a professional resource and also ideal for use in a complete course on the subject of electronics cooling, with its suggested course schedule and other helpful advice for instructors. Selected sections may be used as application examples in a traditional heat transfer course or to help professionals improve practical computational applications.
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Finite Volumes for Complex Applications VIII - Hyperbolic, Elliptic and Parabolic Problems

FVCA 8, Lille, France, June 2017

Author: Clément Cancès,Pascal Omnes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319573942

Category: Mathematics

Page: 559

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This book is the second volume of proceedings of the 8th conference on "Finite Volumes for Complex Applications" (Lille, June 2017). It includes reviewed contributions reporting successful applications in the fields of fluid dynamics, computational geosciences, structural analysis, nuclear physics, semiconductor theory and other topics. The finite volume method in its various forms is a space discretization technique for partial differential equations based on the fundamental physical principle of conservation, and recent decades have brought significant advances in the theoretical understanding of the method. Many finite volume methods preserve further qualitative or asymptotic properties, including maximum principles, dissipativity, monotone decay of free energy, and asymptotic stability. Due to these properties, finite volume methods belong to the wider class of compatible discretization methods, which preserve qualitative properties of continuous problems at the discrete l evel. This structural approach to the discretization of partial differential equations becomes particularly important for multiphysics and multiscale applications. The book is useful for researchers, PhD and master’s level students in numerical analysis, scientific computing and related fields such as partial differential equations, as well as for engineers working in numerical modeling and simulations.
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Handbook of Nuclear Engineering

Vol. 1: Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals; Vol. 2: Reactor Design; Vol. 3: Reactor Analysis; Vol. 4: Reactors of Generations III and IV; Vol. 5: Fuel Cycles, Decommissioning, Waste Disposal and Safeguards

Author: Dan Gabriel Cacuci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387981306

Category: Science

Page: 3574

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This is an authoritative compilation of information regarding methods and data used in all phases of nuclear engineering. Addressing nuclear engineers and scientists at all levels, this book provides a condensed reference on nuclear engineering since 1958.
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Media Theory

Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Author: David Eppstein,Jean-Claude Falmagne,Sergei Ovchinnikov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540716971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

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This book presents a mathematical structure modeling a physical or biological system that can be in any of a number of states. Each state is characterized by a set of binary features, and differs from some other neighbor state or states by just one of those features. The book considers the evolution of such a system over time and analyzes such a structure from algebraic and probabilistic (stochastic) standpoints.
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Under Suspicion

A Phenomenology of Media

Author: Boris Groys

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231518498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media studies in a truly innovative way, Boris Groys focuses on the media's affect of sincerity and its manufacture of trust to appease skeptics. Groys identifies forms of media sincerity and its effect on politics, culture, society, and conceptions of the self. He relies on different philosophical writings thematizing the gaze of the other, from the theories of Heidegger, Sartre, Mauss, and Bataille to the poststructuralist formulations of Lacan and Derrida. He also considers media "states of exception" and their creation of effects of sincerity—a strategy that feeds the media's predilection for the extraordinary and the sensational, further fueling the public's suspicions. Emphasizing the media's production of emotion over the presentation (or lack thereof) of "facts," Groys launches a timely study boldly challenging the presumed authenticity of the media's worldview.
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Radiative Transfer in Curved Media

Basic Mathematical Methods for Radiative Transfer and Transport Problems in Participating Media of Spherical and Cylindrical Geometry

Author: K. K. Sen,S. J. Wilson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810201845

Category: Mathematics

Page: 347

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Most of the methods described in this book can be used with cosmetic modifications to solve transfer problems of greater complexity. All attempts have been made to make the book self-contained.
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An Introduction to Radiative Transfer

Methods and Applications in Astrophysics

Author: Annamaneni Peraiah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779890

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This 2001 book presents the methodologies used by astrophysicists for solving the radiative transfer equation.
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Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures VI

Author: E. Tirapegui,J. MARTINEZ (Ed),Rolando Tiemann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792361299

Category: Mathematics

Page: 409

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This book contains two introductory papers on important topics of nonlinear physics. The first one, by M. San Miguel et al., refers to the effect of noise in nonequilibrium systems. The second, by M.E. Brachet, is a modern introduction to turbulence in fluids. The material can be very useful for short courses and is presented accordingly. The authors have made their texts self-contained. The volume also contains a selection of the invited seminars given at the Sixth International Workshop on Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures. Audience: This book should be of interest to graduate students and scientists interested in the fascinating problems of nonlinear physics.
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Extended Finite Element Method

Theory and Applications

Author: Amir R. Khoei

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118869680

Category: Science

Page: 584

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Introduces the theory and applications of the extended finite element method (XFEM) in the linear and nonlinear problems of continua, structures and geomechanics Explores the concept of partition of unity, various enrichment functions, and fundamentals of XFEM formulation. Covers numerous applications of XFEM including fracture mechanics, large deformation, plasticity, multiphase flow, hydraulic fracturing and contact problems Accompanied by a website hosting source code and examples
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Light Propagation in Gain Media

Optical Amplifiers

Author: Malin Premaratne,Govind P. Agrawal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496255

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Over the past two decades, optical amplifiers have become of key importance in modern communications. In addition to this, the technology has applications in cutting-edge research such as biophotonics and lab-on-a-chip devices. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental concepts, theory and analytical techniques behind the modern optical amplifier technology. The book covers all major optical amplification schemes in conventional materials, including the Raman and parametric gain processes. The final chapter is devoted to optical gain in metamaterials, a topic that has been attracting considerable attention in recent years. The authors emphasize analytical insights to give a deeper, more intuitive understanding of various amplification schemes. The book assumes background knowledge of electrical engineering or applied physics, including exposure to electrodynamics and wave motion, and is ideal for graduate students and researchers in physics, optics, bio-optics and communications.
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Computational Methods in Transport

Granlibakken 2004

Author: Frank Graziani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540281258

Category: Computers

Page: 539

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Thereexistawiderangeofapplicationswhereasigni?cantfractionofthe- mentum and energy present in a physical problem is carried by the transport of particles. Depending on the speci?capplication, the particles involved may be photons, neutrons, neutrinos, or charged particles. Regardless of which phenomena is being described, at the heart of each application is the fact that a Boltzmann like transport equation has to be solved. The complexity, and hence expense, involved in solving the transport problem can be understood by realizing that the general solution to the 3D Boltzmann transport equation is in fact really seven dimensional: 3 spatial coordinates, 2 angles, 1 time, and 1 for speed or energy. Low-order appro- mations to the transport equation are frequently used due in part to physical justi?cation but many in cases, simply because a solution to the full tra- port problem is too computationally expensive. An example is the di?usion equation, which e?ectively drops the two angles in phase space by assuming that a linear representation in angle is adequate. Another approximation is the grey approximation, which drops the energy variable by averaging over it. If the grey approximation is applied to the di?usion equation, the expense of solving what amounts to the simplest possible description of transport is roughly equal to the cost of implicit computational ?uid dynamics. It is clear therefore, that for those application areas needing some form of transport, fast, accurate and robust transport algorithms can lead to an increase in overall code performance and a decrease in time to solution.
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Aerosol Optics

Light Absorption and Scattering by Particles in the Atmosphere

Author: Alexander A. Kokhanovsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540499091

Category: Science

Page: 148

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This new text offers experienced students a comprehensive review of available techniques for the remote sensing of aerosols. These small particles influence both atmospheric visibility and the thermodynamics of the atmosphere. They are also of great importance in any consideration of climate change problems. Aerosols may also be responsible for the loss of harvests, human health problems and ecological disasters. Thus, this detailed study of aerosol properties on a global scale could not be more timely.
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The God of Covenant and Creation

Scientific Naturalism and its Challenge to the Christian Faith

Author: Larry S. Chapp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567595277

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".
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Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

Current Research in China and Switzerland

Author: C. Zhang,John P Wolf

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080530581

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Dynamic Soil-structure interaction is one of the major topics in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics since it is closely related to the safety evaluation of many important engineering projects, such as nuclear power plants, to resist earthquakes. In dealing with the analysis of dynamic soil-structure interactions, one of the most difficult tasks is the modeling of unbounded media. To solve this problem, many numerical methods and techniques have been developed. This book summarizes the most recent developments and applications in the field of dynamic soil-structure interaction, both in China and Switzerland. An excellent book for scientists and engineers in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and earthquake engineering.
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Spectral Finite Element Method

Wave Propagation, Diagnostics and Control in Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Structures

Author: Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan,Abir Chakraborty,Debiprosad Roy Mahapatra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846283566

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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This book is the first to apply the Spectral Finite Element Method (SFEM) to inhomogeneous and anisotropic structures in a unified and systematic manner. Readers will gain understanding of how to formulate Spectral Finite Element; learn about wave behaviour in inhomogeneous and anisotropic media; and, be able to design some diagnostic tools for monitoring the health of a structure. Tables, figures and graphs support the theory and case studies are included.
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