By Heinz-Dieter Haustein
Messen ist immer schon Macht und Menetekel zugleich, seit im alten Ägypten der Lauf der Gestirne über lange Zeiträume beobachtet, als Aktion der Götterwelt interpretiert und mit Hilfe der Vorhersage der alljährlichen Nilüberschwemmung der Arbeits- und Lebensrhythmus des Volkes bestimmt wurde. Diese umfassende Darstellung macht unmittelbar deutlich, wie die Geschichte der Zahlen und Gewichte und die Geschichte menschlicher Sozialformen einander beeinflußt haben. Die Weltchronik des Messens umfasst dreißig Jahrtausende: Sie berichtet vom Messen, Zählen und Rechnen, das in Artefakten, schriftlichen Zeugnissen, Bildern und Institutionen überliefert ist. Weit mehr als nur die Geschichte des Messwesens, der Maßeinheiten und der Münzen wird in der Chronik behandelt: sie stellt nahezu die gesamte Spannbreite menschlichen Messens - soziales Messen, technisches Messen und wissenschaftliches Messen - anschaulich dar. Synchronoptische Zeittafeln von der Steinzeit über die frühen Kulturen bis zur Zeit der modernen Informationstechnik und Telekommunikation ermöglichen dem Leser, die Wechselwirkungen der Messevolution zu entdecken. Das Sachgebietsregister bietet einen vollständigen Überblick über Astrometrie, Baumaß, Biometrie, Buchführung, Geldmaß, Kalender, Körpermaß, Messmittel, Soziometrie, Statistik, Zeitmaß und weitere Kategorien.
By Sammy Shina
Six Sigma is a customer-based production method of knowing fewer defects and therefore decreasing charges and extending patron pride. it is a rigorous engineering e-book detailing the gritty, statistical paintings focused on making the Six Sigma procedure paintings within the electronics undefined.
By Frank Morgan
Geometric degree thought is the mathematical framework for the learn of crystal progress, clusters of cleaning soap bubbles, and comparable constructions related to minimization of power. Morgan emphasizes geometry over proofs and technicalities, and features a bibliography. This moment version encompasses a new bankruptcy on cleaning soap bubbles
By Carpick R.W., Eriksson M.A.
Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) used to be initially conceived as a mode for measuringatomic-scale floor topography. during the last 20 years, it has blossomed into anarray of strategies that may be used to acquire a wealthy number of info aboutnanoscale fabric homes. except for friction measurements, thesetechniques have characteristically relied on tip-sample interactions directed general tothe sample's floor. lately, researchers have explored numerous results coming up frominteractions parallel to surfaces, often by means of intentionally employing a modulated lateraldisplacement. in reality, a few parallel movement is ubiquitous to cantilever-based SPM, due tothe tilt of the cantilever. fresh reports, played in touch, noncontact, andintermittent-contact modes, offer new insights into homes comparable to structuralanisotropy, lateral interactions with floor positive aspects, nanoscale shear pressure and contactmechanics, and in-plane power dissipation. the certainty won from interpretingthis habit has effects for all cantilever-based scanning probe microscopies.
By T. L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister
The fresh years have obvious breathtaking development in know-how, specifically within the receiver and electronic applied sciences correct for radio astronomy, which has even as complex to shorter wavelengths.
This is the up to date and entirely revised fifth variation of the main used introductory textual content in radio astronomy. It provides a unified remedy of the whole box from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths. subject matters lined contain tools, sensitivity issues, observational equipment and interpretations of the knowledge recorded with either unmarried dishes and interferometers. this article comes in handy to either scholars and skilled practising astronomers. in addition to making significant updates and additions through the ebook, the authors have re-organized a couple of chapters to extra in actual fact separate simple conception from swiftly evolving useful aspects.
Further, challenge units were additional on the finish of every chapter.
By B. Roy Frieden
This overview refers back to the 1998 variation of the e-book, ISBN zero 521 63167 X hardback.
I had initially gotten excited whilst i discovered this booklet. However:
I imagine the writer summed it up top with the ultimate sentence of his e-book (P282). I quote him thanking "E.M.Wright, for bringing to my recognition many elements of contemporary quantum thought, in particular its awesome mysteries and paradoxes, bringing me modern near to size conception, and (hopefully) constraining my enthusiastic forays of thought to stick inside of actual bounds".
In this booklet - I cant support ask yourself on the relevance of together with sketches of images of well-known humans resembling: J.A. Wheeler (P2), R.A. Fisher (P23), L. Brillouin (P66) and at last the writer himself (P73). Are the pictures a lead as much as justify the inclusion of his personal portrait ?
I began getting a piece involved for the veracity of the author's "science" while he started to use an anthropic form of argument, (P218). for instance, he states "Thus, the values of (universal) constants are one way or the other scaled to house the presence of humans. this can be flattering if precise: it signifies that our presence has a profound - if oblique - impact upon actual legislation and, accordingly, the Universe!", (his exclamation mark, no longer mine).
On a extra uncomplicated point, there has been no nomenclature record for the variables utilized in the equations during the textual content. This made it a bit tricky to keep on with the that means of a few equations. even if, the math used to be offered at a superb level.
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By Robert A. Charvat
This most recent version of Coloring of Plastics: basics bargains an up-to-date creation to paint as a technological know-how whereas additionally offering the basis for lots of extra technological topics. the elemental households of colorants are defined, in addition to their homes. the fabric examines how statistical research can increase the consistency of coloured polymer creation runs in addition to the colorants used to compare the color.Other vital issues lined in Coloring of Plastics: basics, moment variation include:Environmental matters and the reuse of discarded materialPotential issues of the interplay among colorants and different additivesMeasurement details and matching, visually and instrumentallyTechniques for incorporating colorants into polymers as compounds or concentratesSpecial impact colorantsPolymer and colorant brands, plastics compounders, and coating and artificial fiber industries will collect an more advantageous appreciation of the advanced technological concerns a colorist needs to give some thought to if a plastics coloring venture is to be triumphant.
By David Havelock, Sonoko Kuwano, Michael Vorländer
The guide of sign Processing in Acoustics will bring together the thoughts and functions of sign processing as they're utilized in the various diverse parts of Acoustics. The instruction manual will emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of sign processing in acoustics. every one portion of the guide will current issues on sign processing that are very important in a selected zone of acoustics. those should be of curiosity to experts in those components simply because they are going to be offered from their technical viewpoint, instead of a frequent engineering method of sign processing. Non-specialists, or experts from diversified parts, will locate the self-contained chapters obtainable and should have an interest within the similarities and changes among the techniques and methods utilized in assorted parts of acoustics.
The instruction manual could have many illustrations, tables, and key equations. sign processing innovations which locate significant program in numerous parts of acoustics might be offered from differing views. there'll be an in depth index for cross-referencing of fabric within the ebook.
By Rick Trebino
The Frequency-Resolved Optical-Gating (FROG) procedure has revolutionized our skill to degree and comprehend ultrashort laser pulses. This ebook includes every thing you must recognize to degree even the shortest, weakest, or most complicated ultrashort laser pulses. no matter if you are an undergrad or a complicated researcher, you will find easy-to-understand descriptions of the entire key principles at the back of the entire FROG recommendations, the entire useful information of pulse size, and plenty of new instructions of research.
This e-book isn't like several different clinical booklet. it's a vigorous dialogue of the elemental recommendations. it's a complicated therapy of research-level issues.
By P. Ciarlini, E Filipe, A B Forbes, F Pavese, C Perruchet, B R L Siebert
This quantity collects the refereed contributions in line with the shows made on the 7th Workshop on complicated Mathematical and Computational instruments in Metrology, a discussion board for metrologists, mathematicians and software program engineers that might motivate a better synthesis of abilities, services and assets. the amount comprises articles through international popular metrologists and mathematicians eager about dimension technological know-how and, including the six prior volumes during this sequence, constitutes an authoritative resource of the mathematical, statistical and software program instruments precious in glossy metrology.