Physical Properties of Crystals

Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices

Author: J. F. Nye,Professor Physics Laboratory J F Nye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198511656

Category: Mathematics

Page: 329

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First published in 1957, this classic study has been reissued in a paperback version that includes an additional chapter bringing the material up to date. The author formulates the physical properties of crystals systematically in tensor notation, presenting tensor properties in terms of their common mathematical basis and the thermodynamic relations between them. The mathematical groundwork is laid in a discussion of tensors of the first and second ranks. Tensors of higher ranks and matrix methods are then introduced as natural developments of the theory. A similar pattern is followed in discussing thermodynamic and optical aspects.

Scientific Essays in Honor of H Pierre Noyes on the Occasion of His 90th Birthday

Author: John C Amson,Louis H Kauffman

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814579386

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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This book is a Festschrift for the 90th birthday of the physicist Pierre Noyes. The book is a representative selection of papers on the topics that have been central to the meetings over the last three decades of ANPA, the Alternative Natural Philosophy Association. ANPA was founded by Pierre Noyes and his colleagues the philosopher-linguist-physicist Frederick Parker-Rhodes, the physicist Ted Bastin, and the mathematicians Clive Kilmister, John Amson. Many of the topics in the book center on the combinatorial hierarchy discovered by the originators of ANPA. Other topics explore geometrical, cosmological and biological aspects of those ideas, and foundational aspects related to discrete physics and emergent quantum mechanics. The book will be useful to readers interested in fundamental physics, and particularly to readers looking for new and important viewpoints in Science that contain the seeds of futurity. Contents:Unital Homogeneous Polynomial Operators on Hilbert Space (John C Amson)Towards a Generalised Combinatorial Hierarchy (Keith G Bowden)Quantum Cosmology and Special Mersenne Primes (Geoffrey F Chew)BiEntropy — the Measurement and Algebras of Order and Disorder in Finite Binary Strings (Grenville J Croll)Constraints Theory Brief (Anthony M Deakin)An Elegance First Approach to looking for the Universe in Finite Geometry (Herb Doughty)Boolean Geometry and Non-boolean Change (Thomas Etter)Speculation on Consciousness as Relative Existence (Louis Gidney)A Management View of ANPA (East) 1979 to 2012 (Michael Horner)Critical Stability of Few-Body Systems (V A Karmanov and J Carbonell)Non-Commutative Worlds and Classical Constraints (Louis H Kauffman)Report on ANPA to the ANPA Advisory Board, 2008 (Clive W Kilmister)Reflections on Fundamentals and Foundations of Physics (James Lindesay)Ordering Operators (David McGoveran)Information, Entropy, and the Combinatorial Hierarchy: Calculations (Michael Manthey and Douglas Matzke)Spacetime, Dirac and Bit-Strings (G N Ord)Fractal Large-Scale Structure in the Universe (D F Roscoe)A Dual Space as the Basis of Quantum Mechanics and Other Aspects of Physics (Peter Rowlands)Discrete Motion and the Emergence of Space and Time (Richard Shoup)Expanding–Contracting Universes (Irving Stein)Development of a New Approach to Systems Biology and Therapy Design (Fredric S Young) Readership: Researchers in mathematical physics, theoretical physics and history of science. Key Features:The book is unique as a collection of basic papers in the study of the combinatorial hierarchy and discrete physics. We mention particularly that it contains contributions by a number of very well-known physicists and mathematiciansThere are a number of ground-breaking topics — including work relating quantum mechanics and discrete and geometrical physics, and new approaches to the combinatorial hierarchy using topos theoryFinally, the papers are for the most part self-contained expositions available to advanced undergraduates and researchers in both continuous and discrete theoretical physicsKeywords:Theoretical Physics;Nuclear Physics;Combinatorics;Hierarchies;Boolean Geometry;Finite Geometries;Bitstrings;Cosmology;Tensors;Operators;Categories;Systems Biology;Entropy;Few-Body Systems;Critical Stability;Mersenne Primes

High-Pressure Crystallography

From Fundamental Phenomena to Technological Applications

Author: Elena Boldyreva,Przemyslaw Dera

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048192579

Category: Science

Page: 612

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This unique book is devoted to the theme of crystallographic studies at high pressure. It places emphasis on the phenomena characteristic to the compressed state of matter, as well as experimental and theoretical techniques, used to study these phenomena.

The crystal as a supramolecular entity

Author: Gautam R. Desiraju

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471950158

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Supramolecular chemistry involves the study and synthesis of very large molecules which are used in complex chemical reactions, and have great potential in areas such as medicine, electronics, and optics. Offers a comprehensive overview of crystals and supramolecular entities.

Sensor systems and networks

phenomena, technology, and applications for NDE and health monitoring 2007 :19-21 March 2007, San Diego, California, USA

Author: Kara J. Peters,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers,American Society of Mechanical Engineers,Intelligent Materials Forum (Mitō Kagaku Gijutsu Kyōkai),Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.),National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819466518

Category: Computers

Page: 430

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Heterogeneous Integration of Materials for Passive Components and Smart Systems:

Author: Juan C. Nino,Fred Roozeboom,Paul Muralt,Susan Trolier-McKinstry,David LaVan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781558999268

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 178

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The growing polyfunctionality of next-generation devices for optical, communication, military, automotive, medical, sensing and memory applications requires an ever-increasing passive-to-active ratio. Integration of passives is essential to ensure the continuing advancement and growth of information and communication technologies while maintaining or lowering the current cost and size of devices. This book, first published in 2007, discusses advances, the current status, and future challenges in the broad area of materials integration for passive components and smart systems. It focuses on packaging and embedded components and reviews low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) components and the role of interfaces and chemical compatibility and how they influence module design. The road from design to actual embedded circuit elements and applications on different substrates is discussed. Current miniaturization and integration strategies and processes for medical and RF systems-in-package are featured. It also highlights poster presentations and a wide variety of topics in smart device and system integration are presented. The book concludes with papers on MEMS and NEMS engineering and on magnetic components.

ASM handbook

Author: ASM International. Handbook Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615030019

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 8959



Smart Structures and Materials 2006

27 February-1 March 2006, San Diego, California, USA. Smart sensor monitoring systems and applications

Author: Daniele Inaudi,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers

Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

View: 3989


Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.