The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. I

The New Millennium Edition: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465040853

Category: Science

Page: 1200

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"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.

What levels of explanation in the behavioural sciences?

Author: Giuseppe Boccignone,Roberto Cordeschi

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 288919597X


Page: N.A

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Complex systems are to be seen as typically having multiple levels of organization. For instance, in the behavioural and cognitive sciences, there has been a long lasting trend, promoted by the seminal work of David Marr, putting focus on three distinct levels of analysis: the computational level, accounting for the What and Why issues, the algorithmic and the implementational levels specifying the How problem. However, the tremendous developments in neuroscience knowledge about processes at different scales of organization together with the complexity of today cognitive theories suggest that there will hardly be only three levels of explanation. Instead, there will be many different degrees of commitments corresponding to the different granularities - from high-level (behavioural) models to low-level (neural and molecular) models of the cognitive research program. For instance, Bayesian approaches, that are usually advocated for formalizing Marr's computational level and rational behaviour, have even been adopted to model synaptic plasticity and axon guidance by molecular gradients. As a result, we can consider the behavioural scientist as dealing with models at a multiplicity of levels. The purpose of this Research Topic in Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology is to promote an approach to the role of the levels and explanation and models which is of interest for cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, behavioural scientists, and philosophers of science.

Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201510034

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 9551


Content: Electromagnetism - Differential Calculus of Vector Fields - Vector Integral Calculus - Electrostatics - Application of Gauss Law - Electric Field in Various Circumstances - Electric Field in Various Circumstances - Electrostatic Energy - Electricity in the Atmosphere - Dielectrics - Inside Dielectrics - Electrostatic Analogs - Magnetostatics - Magnetic Field in Various Situations - Vector Potential - Induced Currents - Waveguides - Electrodynamics in Relativistic Notation - Lorentz Transformations of the Fields - Field Energy and Field Momentum - Electromagnetic Mass - Motion of Charges in Electric and magnetic Fields - Internal Geometry of Crystals - Tensors - Refractive Index of Dense Materials - Reflection From Surfaces - magnetism of Matter - Paramagnetism and magnetic Resonance - Ferromagnetism - Magnetic Materials - Elasticity - Elastic Materials - Flow of Dry Water - Flow of Wet Water - Curved Space -

Smart Camera Design

Algorithms, Architectures, and Art

Author: Marilyn Wolf

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319695231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

View: 6779


This book describes the algorithms and computer architectures used to create and analyze photographs in modern digital cameras. It also puts the capabilities of digital cameras into context for applications in art, entertainment, and video analysis. The author discusses the entire range of topics relevant to digital camera design, including image processing, computer vision, image sensors, system-on-chip, and optics, while clearly describing the interactions between design decisions at these different levels of abstraction. Readers will benefit from this comprehensive view of digital camera design, describing the range of algorithms used to compose, enhance, and analyze images, as well as the characteristics of optics, image sensors, and computing platforms that determine the physical limits of image capture and computing. The content is designed to be used by algorithm designers and does not require an extensive background in optics or electronics.

Dynamics of Structures

Author: Patrick Paultre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118599691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

View: 5448


This book covers structural dynamics from a theoretical and algorithmic approach. It covers systems with both single and multiple degrees-of-freedom. Numerous case studies are given to provide the reader with a deeper insight into the practicalities of the area, and the solutions to these case studies are given in terms of real-time and frequency in both geometric and modal spaces. Emphasis is also given to the subject of seismic loading. The text is based on many lectures on the subject of structural dynamics given at numerous institutions and thus will be an accessible and practical aid to students of the subject. Key features: Examines the effects of loads, impacts, and seismic forces on the materials used in the construction of buildings, bridges, tunnels, and more Structural dynamics is a critical aspect of the design of all engineered/designed structures and objects - allowing for accurate prediction of their ability to withstand service loading, and for knowledge of failure-causeing or critical loads