A History of Vector Analysis

The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System

Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486679101

Category: Mathematics

Page: 270

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Prize-winning study traces the rise of the vector concept from the discovery of complex numbers through the systems of hypercomplex numbers to the final acceptance around 1910 of the modern system of vector analysis.
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The Specificity of Serological Reactions

Author: Karl Landsteiner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151441

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Nobel prizewinner's account of experiments he and colleagues carried out on antigens and serological reactions with simple compounds. Exceptionally broad coverage of basic immunology. Extensive bibliography.
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Multisensor Attitude Estimation

Fundamental Concepts and Applications

Author: Hassen Fourati,Djamel Eddine Chouaib Belkhiat

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315351757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 580

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There has been an increasing interest in multi-disciplinary research on multisensor attitude estimation technology driven by its versatility and diverse areas of application, such as sensor networks, robotics, navigation, video, biomedicine, etc. Attitude estimation consists of the determination of rigid bodies’ orientation in 3D space. This research area is a multilevel, multifaceted process handling the automatic association, correlation, estimation, and combination of data and information from several sources. Data fusion for attitude estimation is motivated by several issues and problems, such as data imperfection, data multi-modality, data dimensionality, processing framework, etc. While many of these problems have been identified and heavily investigated, no single data fusion algorithm is capable of addressing all the aforementioned challenges. The variety of methods in the literature focus on a subset of these issues to solve, which would be determined based on the application in hand. Historically, the problem of attitude estimation has been introduced by Grace Wahba in 1965 within the estimate of satellite attitude and aerospace applications. This book intends to provide the reader with both a generic and comprehensive view of contemporary data fusion methodologies for attitude estimation, as well as the most recent researches and novel advances on multisensor attitude estimation task. It explores the design of algorithms and architectures, benefits, and challenging aspects, as well as a broad array of disciplines, including: navigation, robotics, biomedicine, motion analysis, etc. A number of issues that make data fusion for attitude estimation a challenging task, and which will be discussed through the different chapters of the book, are related to: 1) The nature of sensors and information sources (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS, inclinometer, etc.); 2) The computational ability at the sensors; 3) The theoretical developments and convergence proofs; 4) The system architecture, computational resources, fusion level.
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Russell's Unknown Logicism

A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Author: S. Gandon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137024658

Category: Mathematics

Page: 263

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In this excellent book Sebastien Gandon focuses mainly on Russell's two major texts, Principa Mathematica and Principle of Mathematics , meticulously unpicking the details of these texts and bringing a new interpretation of both the mathematical and the philosophical content. Winner of The Bertrand Russell Society Book Award 2013.
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Vectors and Tensors in Engineering and Physics

Author: Donald A. Danielson

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: 9780201442106

Category: Mathematics

Page: 282

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The second edition develops the calculus of tensor fields and uses this mathematics to model the physical world. This new edition includes expanded derivations and solutions, and new applications, to make this successful text an even more useful and user-friendly book than the first edition.
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Who's who in Theology and Science

An International Biographical and Bibliographical Guide to Individuals Interested in the Interaction of Theology and Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and science

Page: 713

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From serious social commentary to outrageous camp, American and British films have gone to Africa, either in spirit or reality, to find the treasures that lie there. More than 400 movies have been made about (or in) Africa, from the earliest Edison films to the present. They range from endless B-pictures to the ever-popular animal and safari docudrama. Together, these films make a fascinating montage of American and European projections. A central theme in Africa on Film is racism. But there is much more as well: classism, sexism, nationalism, imperialism, pan-Africanism. Through it all, in a very fluid and engaging style, Cameron shows the mixed legacy of films on Africa.
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