1800 Mechanical Movements Devices and Appliances

Author: Gardner D. Hiscox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486165189
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A fascinating compendium of early-20th-century mechanical devices, this expansive work ranges from basic levers to complex machinery. More than 1,800 engravings include simple illustrations and detailed cross-sections.

Mechanical Appliances Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

Author: Gardner D. Hiscox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486165172
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Science

This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied by informative descriptions.

Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486248233
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Mathematics

Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these — the search for beauty. Mathematics is an art, and as such affords the pleasures which all the arts afford." In this erudite, entertaining college-level text, Morris Kline, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at New York University, provides the liberal arts student with a detailed treatment of mathematics in a cultural and historical context. The book can also act as a self-study vehicle for advanced high school students and laymen. Professor Kline begins with an overview, tracing the development of mathematics to the ancient Greeks, and following its evolution through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. Subsequent chapters focus on specific subject areas, such as "Logic and Mathematics," "Number: The Fundamental Concept," "Parametric Equations and Curvilinear Motion," "The Differential Calculus," and "The Theory of Probability." Each of these sections offers a step-by-step explanation of concepts and then tests the student's understanding with exercises and problems. At the same time, these concepts are linked to pure and applied science, engineering, philosophy, the social sciences or even the arts. In one section, Professor Kline discusses non-Euclidean geometry, ranking it with evolution as one of the "two concepts which have most profoundly revolutionized our intellectual development since the nineteenth century." His lucid treatment of this difficult subject starts in the 1800s with the pioneering work of Gauss, Lobachevsky, Bolyai and Riemann, and moves forward to the theory of relativity, explaining the mathematical, scientific and philosophical aspects of this pivotal breakthrough. Mathematics for the Nonmathematician exemplifies Morris Kline's rare ability to simplify complex subjects for the nonspecialist.

Introduction to Crystallography

Author: Donald E. Sands
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486136806
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: Science

Clear, concise explanation of logical development of basic crystallographic concepts. Topics include crystals and lattices, symmetry, x-ray diffraction, and more. Problems, with answers. 114 illustrations. 1969 edition.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486145013
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Science

Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.

Great Scientific Experiments

Author: Rom Harre
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143606
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Science

Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.

A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many Body Problem

Author: Richard D. Mattuck
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131641
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Science

Superb introduction for nonspecialists covers Feynman diagrams, quasi particles, Fermi systems at finite temperature, superconductivity, vacuum amplitude, Dyson's equation, ladder approximation, and more. "A great delight." — Physics Today. 1974 edition.

Great Experiments in Physics

Author: Morris H. Shamos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139623
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Science

Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics

Author: W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486157849
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

This standard text treats hundreds of figures and schools instrumental in the development of mathematics, from the Phoenicians to such 19th-century giants as Grassman, Galois, and Riemann.

3D Printing and Digital Fabrication Resource eBook

Publisher: 3DP4E
Release Date: 2014-08-13

3DP4E, a top resource website for 3D Printing enthusiasts from desktop hobbyists to teachers and businesses is collecting their favorite resources available on the website into a stylish eBook. The eBook contains information and links to 3DP4E’s vast knowledge base of 3D Printing manufactures, artists, products, and services, presented cleanly and succinctly. This guide makes all the tools one would need available to begin their personal journey into the world of 3D Printing.

The Knowledge

Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448137381
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Science

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/

Librarian s Report

Author: Edinburgh (Scotland). Public Library
ISBN: UIUC:30112084238507
Release Date: 1905