A History of Thermodynamics

The Doctrine of Energy and Entropy

Author: Ingo Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540462279

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 6085

This book offers an easy to read, all-embracing history of thermodynamics. It describes the long development of thermodynamics, from the misunderstood and misinterpreted to the conceptually simple and extremely useful theory that we know today. Coverage identifies not only the famous physicists who developed the field, but also engineers and scientists from other disciplines who helped in the development and spread of thermodynamics as well.

An Elementary Exposition of the Doctrine of Energy

Author: Douglas Denon Heath

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110089376

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 2904

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Doctrine of Common Good

Author: Itai T. Mupanduki

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466921285

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

View: 9121

The author addresses the current sad state of global affairs with amazing clarity and perplexing evidence that all we need is right before our own eyes to make things right. The book addresses head on thorny issues like sovereignty, currency, terrorism, demilitarization, problems with the United Nations, polarization of the world by the lone superpower and inherent contradictions in the axis of power, global genocide, the multinational corporations and their ever rising dominance to name a few. The author then challenges humanity to exit their shells and think globally to guarantee humanity's survival on this earth as we know it. Amazingly the book also lays bare the redundancy of many current government systems. A brilliant peace of work put together which provokes everyone's imagination for a new world based on the maximal utilization of both material and human resources guided by The Doctrine of Common Good.

The Confucian Analects, the Great Learning & the Doctrine of the Mean

Author: Confucius

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206431

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Notable not only for its comprehensiveness but also for its inclusion of the Chinese pictograms, this complete text of the *Analects* of the greatest philosopher of Chinese history is a must-own volume for any student of Confucius (551Bi479 Be. From the disposition of a land's rulers to the value of prayer, the thoughts of Confucius have powerfully shaped the moral life and political structures of Asian nations, and influenced the direction of the Western world as well. Here, Legge offers an enlightening introduction to the *Analects,* copious notes that place the sayings in cultural context, and much more assistance for the lay reader in understanding the depth of Confucius' wisdom. This three-in-one volume, originally published in this form in 1893, also includes *The Great Learning,* the Confucian illustration of illustrious virtue, and *The Doctrine of the Mean,* the thinker's explication of the path of duty. Scottish scholar JAMES LEGGE (1815-1897) was the first professor of Chinese language and literature at Oxford University, serving from 1876 to 1897. Among his many books are The Life and Teaching of Confucius (1867), The Religions of China (1880), and the 50-volume Sacred Books of the East (1879-1891).

Confucius: The Great Learning & The Doctrine of the Mean

Author: Julien Coallier

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468914189

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1224

The path of nature adhered to is the path of heaven, such is Confucius spiritual cultivation. Conditioning of the self extending to the ability of caring for family members and then to the caring of a multitude of families as government. The great learning and the doctrine of the mean involves placing into value spiritual nature onto attaining mastery of cultivation.

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161429044X

Category: Religion

Page: 1944

View: 6277

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.

Theory of Heat

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486174069

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 2471

This classic sets forth the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetic theory simply enough to be understood by beginners, yet with enough subtlety to appeal to more advanced readers, too.

The Doctrine of Vibration

An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmir Shaivism

Author: Mark S. G. Dyczkowski

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120805965

Category: Hinduism

Page: 297

View: 7036

Cutting across distinctions of schools and types, the author explains the central feature of Kashmir Saivism: the creative pulse of the all-pervasive Consciousness called Siva. This is also the central theme of the Hindu Tantras, and Dyczkowski provides new insight into the most literate and extensive interpretations of the Tantras. This book is significant from four points of view. First, it breaks new ground in Indian philosophy. According to the Spanda Doctrine, the self is not simply witnessing consciousness as maintained by Sankhya and Vedanta, but is an active force. Second, the ultimate reality is not simply a logical system of abstract categories, but is living, pulsating energy, the source of all manifestation. Third, the work elaborates the dynamic aspect of consciousness. It supplies an excellent introduction to the texts and scriptures of Kashmir Saivism. Fourth, it suggests a Yoga for the realization of self.

Evolution and the Doctrine of the Trinity

Author: Stewart A. McDowall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107604931

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8035

This 1918 book restates the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity from an evolutionary standpoint. Implicit in this aim is the requirement that a doctrine's truth is not essentially attached to the terminology in which it is expressed, so that the key idea survives as the original terminology becomes archaic.

The Mind and Its Body

The Foundations of Psychology

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415210188

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

View: 2792

Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

The Doctrine of State and the Principles of State Law

Author: Friedrich Julius Stahl

Publisher: WordBridge Publishing

ISBN: 9076660093

Category: Law

Page: 508

View: 946

Friedrich Julius Stahl was one of Germany's leading constitutional scholars in the 19th century, prior to the advent of Bismarck and the establishment of a united Germany. The Doctrine of State and the Principles of State Law is the centerpiece of his magnum opus, the Philosophy of Law. This is the first English-language translation of this key work of legal and political philosophy. It is written from a Christian and conservative background, but cognizant of and generous toward the liberal mainstream of constitutional opinion that characterized his day. Historians, legal scholars, and philosophical fellow-travelers all will gain greatly by perusing this magnificent yet forgotten work.