Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl

Author: Stefania Centrone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048132461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl focuses on the first ten years of Edmund Husserl’s work, from the publication of his Philosophy of Arithmetic (1891) to that of his Logical Investigations (1900/01), and aims to precisely locate his early work in the fields of logic, philosophy of logic and philosophy of mathematics. Unlike most phenomenologists, the author refrains from reading Husserl’s early work as a more or less immature sketch of claims consolidated only in his later phenomenology, and unlike the majority of historians of logic she emphasizes the systematic strength and the originality of Husserl’s logico-mathematical work. The book attempts to reconstruct the discussion between Husserl and those philosophers and mathematicians who contributed to new developments in logic, such as Leibniz, Bolzano, the logical algebraists (especially Boole and Schröder), Frege, and Hilbert and his school. It presents both a comprehensive critical examination of some of the major works produced by Husserl and his antagonists in the last decade of the 19th century and a formal reconstruction of many texts from Husserl’s Nachlaß that have not yet been the object of systematical scrutiny. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers working in the history, and in the philosophy, of logic and mathematics, and more generally, to analytical philosophers and phenomenologists with a background in standard logic.

Vector Analysis

Author: Klaus Jänich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475734786

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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This book presents modern vector analysis and carefully describes the classical notation and understanding of the theory. It covers all of the classical vector analysis in Euclidean space, as well as on manifolds, and goes on to introduce de Rham Cohomology, Hodge theory, elementary differential geometry, and basic duality. The material is accessible to readers and students with only calculus and linear algebra as prerequisites. A large number of illustrations, exercises, and tests with answers make this book an invaluable self-study source.


A Natural History

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Caleb Ellicott Finch

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780716750567

Category: Aging

Page: 209

View: 9886

The process of aging is familiar to, and usually dreaded by, all of us. We all know what it feels like to grow older, but what exactly is aging, why does it happen, and can anything be done to slow or prevent it? An original treatment of human aging that draws on biomedical research and the natural history of animals and plants, Aging: A Natural History describes this biological phenomenon in fascinating detail, helping the reader to understand its complex processes. In the aging patterns of humans and many other species, biologists Robert E. Ricklefs and Caleb E. Finch find some answers to why aging must exist at all, and why it is so spectacularly different in different species. The authors ask a variety of compelling questions: How can processes that lead to death be such an integral part of life itself? Why do some species tend to die at an early age when close relatives may live much longer? Why do many species age, when others seem not to? And, perhaps most importantly, why is aging, which is so detrimental to the individual, maintained by natural selection? Finally, the authors consider the prospects for prolonging human life and improving the quality of life at older ages. Concluding that aging is induced both by environmental factors and by the biochemical processes normally present in all cells, they show aging to be an inevitable yet alterable part of life - a natural process that may limit activity but is not necessarily debilitating.

A History of Algebra

From al-Khwārizmī to Emmy Noether

Author: Bartel L. van der Waerden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642515991

Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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eine Einführung

Author: Ulrich Forstner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780387560274

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 572

View: 6901


Non-vanishing of L-Functions and Applications

Author: M. Ram Murty,V. Kumar Murty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034802730

Category: Mathematics

Page: 196

View: 6589

This volume develops methods for proving the non-vanishing of certain L-functions at points in the critical strip. It begins at a very basic level and continues to develop, providing readers with a theoretical foundation that allows them to understand the latest discoveries in the field.

The Theory of Matrices

With Applications

Author: Peter Lancaster,Miron Tismenetsky

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124355606

Category: Computers

Page: 570

View: 8526

Matrix algebra; Determinants, inverse matrices, and rank; Linear, euclidean, and unitary spaces; Linear transformations and matrices; Linear transformations in unitary spaces and simple matrices; The jordan canonical form: a geometric approach; Matrix polynomials and normal forms; The variational method; Functions of matrices; Norms and bounds for eigenvalues; Perturbation theory; Linear matrices equations and generalized inverses; Stability problems; Matrix polynomials; Nonnegative matrices.

Declamation, Paternity, and Roman Identity

Authority and the Rhetorical Self

Author: Erik Gunderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139436663

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7500

This book explores the much maligned and misunderstood genre of declamation. Instead of a bastard rhetoric, declamation should be seen as a venue within which the rhetoric of the legitimate self is constructed. These fictions of the self are uncannily real, and these stagey dramas are in fact rehearsals for the serious play of Roman identity. Critics of declamation find themselves recapitulating the very logic of the genre they are refusing. When declamation is read in the light of the contemporary theory of the subject a wholly different picture emerges: this is a canny game played with and within the rhetoric of the self. This book makes broad claims for what is often seen as a narrow topic. An appendix includes a fresh translation and brief discussion of a sample of surviving examples of declamation.

Engineering electromagnetic compatibility

principles, measurements, technologies, and computer models

Author: V. Prasad Kodali,IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press


Category: Education

Page: 453

View: 2817

'This practical, enhanced second edition will teach you to avoid costly post-design electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) fixes. Once again, V. Prasad Kodali provides a comprehensive introduction to EMC and presents current technical information on sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI), EMC/EMI measurements, technologies to control EMI, computer simulation and design, and international EMC standards.Features added to this second edition include: Two new chapters covering EMC computer modeling and simulation and signal integrity Expanded assignments at the close of each chapter Illustrative examples that enhance comprehension A new appendix that lists a selected bibliography, important standards, and Web sites relevant to EMC/EMI Engineering Electromagnetic Compatibility, Second Edition is presented in a concise, user-friendly format that combines a rigorous solutions-based, mathematical treatment of the underlying theories of EMC with the most recent practical applications. It is ideally suited as a desk reference for practicing engineers and as a textbook for students who need to understand the form and function of EMC and its relevance to a variety of systems.About the AuthorV. Prasad KodaliÆs studies on EMI and EMC have spanned two decades. During the 1980s, he planned and set up the Center for Electromagnetics as a national-level laboratory in India for studies on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). By 1989, Dr. Kodali received the VASVIK Research Award for Electronic Sciences and Technology for his contributions to the fields of radar and EMC technologies. From 1989 to 1994, he was the national project director of a United Nations Development Program supported project on EMC and ergonomic designs.Dr. Kodali has published 50 papers in the areas of his research and technical interests, which include circuit theory, computers, microwave semiconductors, radar electronics, and EMC. He is an IEEE Fellow.'Sponsored by:IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Conscription and Democracy

The Draft in France, Great Britain, and the United States

Author: George Q. Flynn

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780313319129

Category: History

Page: 303

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Having taught at several US universities, Flynn now writes about recent American political history from New Orleans. Here he focuses on how the armed forces in the three countries went about the controversial task of filling their ranks with civilians who by and large preferred to be elsewhere. The

Philosophy of Arithmetic

Psychological and Logical Investigations with Supplementary Texts from 1887–1901

Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401000603

Category: Mathematics

Page: 515

View: 1482

This volume is a window on a period of rich and illuminating philosophical activity that has been rendered generally inaccessible by the supposed "revolution" attributed to "Analytic Philosophy" so-called. Careful exposition and critique is given to every serious alternative account of number and number relations available at the time.

Food Chemistry

Author: Professor Dr.-Ing. H.-D. Belitz,Professor Dr.-Ing. W. Grosch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662072815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 993

View: 5400


Nonlinear Laser Chemistry

Multiple-Photon Excitation

Author: V. S. Letokhov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642876463

Category: Science

Page: 418

View: 2196

Prefaces are usually written when a manuscript is finished. Having finished this book I can clearly see many shortcomings in it. But if I began to eliminate them I would probably write quite a different book in another two years; indeed, this has already happened once. In 1979, when I finished the first version of this book, it was much broader in scope and was to be titled "Laser Photochemistry." Corrections and additions to that unpublished manuscript gave rise to the present book with its revised title and more specific subject matter. I resolved to have it published in exactly this form, despite the fact that it concerns a dynamically developing field of research and will soon make way for other works. This book contains the basic ideas and results I have been developing with my colleagues, friends and students at the Institute of Spectroscopy, USSR Academy of Sciences, in the town of Troitsk since 1970. It deals with the interaction of light with atoms and molecules via multiple-phonon inter action. Nonlinear processes in the resonant interaction are used to illustrate the physical mechanisms involved and to indicate how these processes have led to modern applications such as isotope separation, detection of single atoms and molecules, and chemical and biochemical synthesis.

The Noether Theorems

Invariance and Conservation Laws in the Twentieth Century

Author: Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387878683

Category: Mathematics

Page: 205

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In 1915 and 1916 Emmy Noether was asked by Felix Klein and David Hilbert to assist them in understanding issues involved in any attempt to formulate a general theory of relativity, in particular the new ideas of Einstein. She was consulted particularly over the difficult issue of the form a law of conservation of energy could take in the new theory, and she succeeded brilliantly, finding two deep theorems. But between 1916 and 1950, the theorem was poorly understood and Noether's name disappeared almost entirely. People like Klein and Einstein did little more then mention her name in the various popular or historical accounts they wrote. Worse, earlier attempts which had been eclipsed by Noether's achievements were remembered, and sometimes figure in quick historical accounts of the time. This book carries a translation of Noether's original paper into English, and then describes the strange history of its reception and the responses to her work. Ultimately the theorems became decisive in a shift from basing fundamental physics on conservations laws to basing it on symmetries, or at the very least, in thoroughly explaining the connection between these two families of ideas. The real significance of this book is that it shows very clearly how long it took before mathematicians and physicists began to recognize the seminal importance of Noether's results. This book is thoroughly researched and provides careful documentation of the textbook literature. Kosmann-Schwarzbach has thus thrown considerable light on this slow dance in which the mathematical tools necessary to study symmetry properties and conservation laws were apparently provided long before the orchestra arrives and the party begins.

The Cousteau almanac

an inventory of life on our water planet

Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau,Cousteau Society

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Reference

Page: 838

View: 340

An extensive and varied examination of the interrelationship of all living things on the Earth, presenting pressing environmental issues as well as their most promising solutions.

Aspects of Topology

Author: Charles O. Christenson,William L. Voxman

Publisher: B C S Associates

ISBN: 9780914351085

Category: Mathematics

Page: 493

View: 8348


Geoprocessing With Python

Author: Chris Garrard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617292149

Category: Cartography

Page: 360

View: 6799

Summary "Geoprocessing with Python" teaches you how to use the Python programming language, along with free and open source tools, to read, write, and process geospatial data. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology This book is about the science of reading, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data programmatically, using Python. Thanks to dozens of open source Python libraries and tools, you can take on professional geoprocessing tasks without investing in expensive proprietary packages like ArcGIS and MapInfo. The book shows you how. About the Book "Geoprocessing with Python" teaches you how to access available datasets to make maps or perform your own analyses using free tools like the GDAL, NumPy, and matplotlib Python modules. Through lots of hands-on examples, you ll master core practices like handling multiple vector file formats, editing geometries, applying spatial and attribute filters, working with projections, and performing basic analyses on vector data. The book also covers how to manipulate, resample, and analyze raster data, such as aerial photographs and digital elevation models. What's InsideGeoprocessing from the ground upRead, write, process, and analyze raster dataVisualize data with matplotlibWrite custom geoprocessing toolsThree additional appendixes available online About the Reader To read this book all you need is a basic knowledge of Python or a similar programming language. About the AuthorChris Garrard works as a developer for Utah State University and teaches a graduate course on Python programming for GIS. Table of ContentsIntroductionPython basicsReading and writing vector dataWorking with different vector file formatsFiltering data with OGRManipulating geometries with OGRVector analysis with OGRUsing spatial reference systemsReading and writing raster dataWorking with raster dataMap algebra with NumPy and SciPyMap classificationVisualizing data AppendixesA - InstallationB - ReferencesC - OGR - online onlyD - OSR - online onlyE - GDAL - online only"