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Fourier Series (Paperback, New edition): G.H. Hardy Fourier Series (Paperback, New edition)
G.H. Hardy
R178 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R34 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Geared toward mathematicians already familiar with the elements of Lebesgue's theory of integration, this classic, graduate-level text begins with a brief introduction to some generalities about trigonometrical series. Discussions of the Fourier series in Hilbert space lead to an examination of further properties of trigonometrical Fourier series, concluding with a detailed look at the applications of previously outlined theorems. Ideally suited both for individual and classroom study. 1956 ed.

Houston, We Have a Narrative - Why Science Needs Story (Paperback): Randy Olson Houston, We Have a Narrative - Why Science Needs Story (Paperback)
Randy Olson
R368 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you'll probably get eye rolls. But ask someone in Hollywood about science, and they'll see dollar signs: moviemakers know that science can be the source of great stories, with all the drama and action that blockbusters require. That's a huge mistake, says Randy Olson: Hollywood has a lot to teach scientists about how to tell a story-and, ultimately, how to do science better. With Houston, We Have a Narrative, he lays out a stunningly simple method for turning the dull into the dramatic. Drawing on his unique background, which saw him leave his job as a working scientist to launch a career as a filmmaker, Olson first diagnoses the problem: When scientists tell us about their work, they pile one moment and one detail atop another moment and another detail-a stultifying procession of "and, and, and." What we need instead is an understanding of the basic elements of story, the narrative structures that our brains are all but hardwired to look for-which Olson boils down, brilliantly, to "And, But, Therefore," or ABT. At a stroke, the ABT approach introduces momentum ("And"), conflict ("But"), and resolution ("Therefore")-the fundamental building blocks of story. As Olson has shown by leading countless workshops worldwide, when scientists' eyes are opened to ABT, the effect is staggering: suddenly, they're not just talking about their work-they're telling stories about it. And audiences are captivated. Written with an uncommon verve and enthusiasm, and built on principles that are applicable to fields far beyond science, Houston, We Have a Narrative has the power to transform the way science is understood and appreciated, and ultimately how it's done.

Fourth Phase of Water - Beyond Solid, Liquid & Vapor (Paperback): Gerald Pollack Fourth Phase of Water - Beyond Solid, Liquid & Vapor (Paperback)
Gerald Pollack; Illustrated by Ethan Pollack
R670 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R174 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What mysteries lurk in the depths of a glass of water? What makes the wispy clouds of vapour rising from your cup of hot coffee? Or the puffy white clouds hovering in the sky? Why do bubbles in your fizzy drinks get bigger the longer you wait? What keeps Jelly's water from oozing out? Why does your tongue stick to something frozen? Professor Pollack takes us on a fantastic voyage through water, showing us a hidden universe teeming with physical activity, providing cogent explanations to many of waters long-held secrets. In conversational prose, Pollack exposes where some scientists may have gone wrong, and instead lays a simple foundation for understanding how changes of water structure underlie most energetic transitions of form and motion on Earth. This seminal work, peppered with whimsical illustrations and simple diagrams invites us to open our eyes and re-experience our natural world, to take nothing for granted, and to reawaken our childhood dream of having things make sense.

Sterile Pharmaceutical Products - Process Engineering Applications (Hardcover): Kenneth E. Avis Sterile Pharmaceutical Products - Process Engineering Applications (Hardcover)
Kenneth E. Avis
R5,353 Discovery Miles 53 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sterile Pharmaceutical Products: Process Engineering Applications addresses the key concepts and applications of the sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. It covers elements of the design, installation, validation, and usage of critical processes associated with sterile product manufacture. From water systems to clean-in-place systems, to sterile powder handling and robotic applications in sterile production environments, this book addresses the issues of system implementation, integration, and operations. Written by recognized experts and peer reviewed for accuracy, all chapters include references to supplemental resources and numerous illustrations.

Science Experiments and Amusements for Children - 73 Easy Experiments (No Special Equipment Needed) Illustrate Important... Science Experiments and Amusements for Children - 73 Easy Experiments (No Special Equipment Needed) Illustrate Important Scientific Principles (Paperback)
Charles Vivian; Photographs by S.A.R. Watts
R163 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

73 easy experiments, requiring only materials found at home or easily available, such as candles, coins, steel wool, etc.; illustrate basic phenomena like vacuum, simple chemical reactions, etc. All safe. Modern, well-planned. Unabridged republication of the original (1963) edition.

Science, a Closer Look, Grade 3, Reading and Writing in Science Workbook (Paperback): McGraw-Hill Education Science, a Closer Look, Grade 3, Reading and Writing in Science Workbook (Paperback)
McGraw-Hill Education
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This workbook provides reading and writing skill practice corresponding to the science content of each lesson. Graphic organizers, vocabulary practice, and lesson outlines are included for every lesson.

Design of Anaerobic Processes for Treatment of Industrial and Muncipal Waste,  Volume VII (Hardcover): Joseph F. Malina,... Design of Anaerobic Processes for Treatment of Industrial and Muncipal Waste, Volume VII (Hardcover)
Joseph F. Malina, Frederick G. Pohland
R4,199 Discovery Miles 41 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Principles, methods, and calculations for evaluating, designing and operating anaerobic systems

Decentralized Control of Complex Systems (Paperback, Dover): Dragoslav D. Siljak Decentralized Control of Complex Systems (Paperback, Dover)
Dragoslav D. Siljak
R554 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Starting with a graph-theoretic framework for structural modeling of complex systems, this text presents results related to robust stabilization via decentralized state feedback. Subsequent chapters explore optimization, output feedback, the manipulative power of graphs, overlapping decompositions and the underlying inclusion principle, and reliability design. An appendix provides efficient graph algorithms. 1991 edition.

Energy for Future Presidents - The Science Behind the Headlines (Paperback): Richard A. Muller Energy for Future Presidents - The Science Behind the Headlines (Paperback)
Richard A. Muller
R324 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R80 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The near meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil spill, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply and demand for energy. Its procurement dominates our economy and foreign policy more than any other factor. But the "energy question" is more confusing, contentious, and complicated than ever before. We need to know if nuclear power will ever really be safe. We need to know if solar and wind power will ever really be viable. And we desperately need to know if the natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania are a windfall of historic proportions or a false alarm that will create more problems than solutions. Richard A. Muller provides the answers in this must-read manual for our energy priorities now and in the coming years.

Mathematical Problems in Plasticity (Paperback): Roger Temam Mathematical Problems in Plasticity (Paperback)
Roger Temam
R425 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R128 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Nothing That is - A Natural History of Zero (Paperback): Robert Kaplan The Nothing That is - A Natural History of Zero (Paperback)
Robert Kaplan
R273 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we welcome the new millennium, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics our understanding of the universe would be vastly impoverished. But where did this nothing, this hollow circle, come from? Who created it? And what, exactly, does it mean?

Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero begins as a mystery story, taking us back to Sumerian times, then to Greece and India, piecing together the way the idea of a symbol for nothing evolved. For Kaplan, the history of zero is a lens for looking not only into the evolution of mathematics but into very nature of human thought. He points out how the history of mathematics is a process of recursive abstraction: how once a symbol is created to represent an idea, that symbol itself gives rise to new operations that in turn lead to new ideas. The beauty of mathematics is that even though we invent it, we seem to be discovering something that already exists.

The joy of that discovery shines from Kaplan's pages, as he ranges from Archimedes to Einstein, making fascinating connections between mathematical insights from every age and culture.

Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity (Hardcover, Volume 1): Heinz-Georg Schuster Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity (Hardcover, Volume 1)
Heinz-Georg Schuster
R3,661 R2,559 Discovery Miles 25 590 Save R1,102 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, the review character of this monograph sets it apart from specialized journals. The editor is advised by a first-class board of international scientists, such that the carefully selected and invited contributions represent the latest and most relevant findings. The resulting review enables both researchers and newcomers in life science, physics, and chemistry to access the most important results in this field, using a common language.

Volume I covers the following topics:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics Nanomechanical and Micromechanical Resonators.
  • Delay Stabilization of Rotating Waves Without Odd Number Limitation
  • Random Boolean Networks
  • Return Intervals and Extreme Events in Persistent Time Series with Applications to Climate and Seismic Records
  • Factorizable Language: From Dynamics to Biology
  • Controlling Collective Synchrony by Feedback
Information Retrieval - SciFinder (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Damon D. Ridley Information Retrieval - SciFinder (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Damon D. Ridley
R2,312 R1,630 Discovery Miles 16 300 Save R682 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

SciFinder(R) is rapidly becoming a preferred means to access scientific information in industry and universities worldwide. It accesses databases which span the chemical, engineering, life, medical, and physical sciences, including five Chemical Abstract Service databases and the National Library of Medicine bibliographic database Medline(R). No other single information access tool has such breadth of coverage for scientific journal and patent documents.

"Information Retrieval: SciFinder"(R)," 2nd Edition" is an essential guide explaining how to get the best out of SciFinder. It discusses the 50+ options in SciFinder(R) including topic, bibliographic, and chemical substance explore options, and post-processing options Analyze, Refine, and Categorize. The book:

Summarises the databases and explains how to take advantage of the unique search and analysis optionsExplains selected algorithms behind the operation of SciFinder(R) and why it helps to understand themDiscusses why it is important, and how to apply scientific method to information retrievalDescribes how to search for chemical structures and chemical reactions

This second edition of "Information Retrieval: SciFinder"(R) has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the latest functionality and content of SciFinder(R). Written by a scientist for scientists, this book will increase your research creativity and productivity and is an essential resource for anyone needing scientific information in academia or industry.

Making Things Work - Solving Complex Problems In A Complex World (Paperback, illustrated edition): Paul Whitty Making Things Work - Solving Complex Problems In A Complex World (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Paul Whitty
R527 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R113 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Today, as individuals and as a society, we are faced with highly complex challenges. When we don't solve them correctly they rapidly become crises. This book explains how we can use complex systems research to solve complex problems in: * healthcare * education * military conflict * ethnic violence and terrorism * international development. Highly complex problems cannot be solved by any one individual. Traditional organizations, traditional forms of control and planning are not effective. Making Things Work draws on insights from complex systems research about emergence, complexity, patterns, networks and evolution. It explains how effective organizations form through cooperation and competition, and how to make non-hierarchical distributed organizational structures effective at their tasks.

Under an ionized sky: From chemtrails to space fence  Lockdown (Paperback): Elana M. Freeland Under an ionized sky: From chemtrails to space fence Lockdown (Paperback)
Elana M. Freeland
R380 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R88 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Dutch Polder Model in science and research (Paperback, 0): Wim Saarloos, Jos Dijck The Dutch Polder Model in science and research (Paperback, 0)
Wim Saarloos, Jos Dijck
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scientific research in the Netherlands is doing remarkably well. Dutch researchers, universities and institutes reside at or near the top of international rankings. [-]In this essay, Jos van Dijck and Wim van Saarloos, the president and vice-president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), explore how such a small country could become a global player in science and research. They highlight interconnectedness, collaboration, trust, and interwoven research and education among the quintessentially Dutch factors that paved the way to the success. [-]They also show, however, that the country's efforts to reach the top sometimes chip away at these trusted foundations. Investments in its research base are lagging, and some typically Dutch strengths have recently come under pressure. [-]They close off with some suggestions on how the country may turn the tide, prolong its great achievements, and ensure a leading role for Dutch research in the nation's future.[-]

IVI' Axanninik Sakishla Powki 'axanya - English Translation: How the Caterpillar Got Its Wings (Hardcover): Neal... IVI' Axanninik Sakishla Powki 'axanya - English Translation: How the Caterpillar Got Its Wings (Hardcover)
Neal Ibanez, Eric Elliot; Contributions by Pechanga Chammakilawish School
R219 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R41 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Writing Science - How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded (Paperback): Joshua Schimel Writing Science - How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded (Paperback)
Joshua Schimel
R775 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R126 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension. The book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words. It begins by building core arguments, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models. The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling. The ideas within a paper should flow seamlessly, drawing readers along. The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public. Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively.

The Character of Physical Law (Paperback, Reissued [New Ed.]): Richard P. Feynman The Character of Physical Law (Paperback, Reissued [New Ed.])
Richard P. Feynman; Introduction by Paul Davies
R228 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R74 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A series of classic lectures, delivered in 1960 and recorded for the BBC. This is Feynman's unique take on the problems and puzzles that lie at the heart of physical theory - with Newton's Law of Gravitation; on whether time can ever go backwards; on maths as the supreme language of nature.

This collection demonstrates Feynman's knack of finding the right everyday illustration to bring out the essence of a complicated principle - for example, the brilliant analogy between the law of conservation energy and the problem of drying yourself with wet towels.
A Survey of Physical Theory (Paperback, New edition): Max Planck A Survey of Physical Theory (Paperback, New edition)
Max Planck
R214 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R41 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this classic of scientific literature, the Nobel laureate and creator of the quantum revolution in modern physics brilliantly explores the basic ideas intrinsic to the study of physics. Planck presents his subject in a clear, simple style accessible not only to the scientific community but also to interested general readers. He concludes with an engrossing step-by-step narrative of how he developed the quantum theory. 1925 edition.

Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, New): William S. Bainbridge Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, New)
William S. Bainbridge
R6,323 R5,619 Discovery Miles 56 190 Save R704 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This two-volume set within the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology. To encompass the key topics in this arena, this handbook features 100 topics arranged under eight headings. Volume One concentrates on general principles of science and technology leadership and includes sections on social-scientific perspectives on science and technology leadership; key scientific concepts about leading and innovating in science and technology; characteristics of science and technology leaders and their environments; and strategies, tactics, and tools in science and technology. Volume Two provides case studies of leadership in science and technology, with sections considering leadership in informal communities of scientists and engineers; leadership in government projects and research initiatives; leadership in industry research, development, and innovation; and finally, leadership in education and university-based research. By focusing on key topics within 100 brief chapters, this unprecedented reference resource offers students more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as in a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Entries are written in language and style that is broadly accessible, and each is followed by cross-references and a brief bibliography and further readings. A detailed index and an online version of the work enhances accessibility for today's student audience.

First Aid in Science (Paperback): Robert Sulley First Aid in Science (Paperback)
Robert Sulley
R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Achieve the best possible standard with this landmark book of practice and guidance. First Aid in Science provides all the help and support needed for learning and practising Science. It offers a comprehensive guide to core topics using language that has been controlled for clarity and accessibility. It can be used in class, or as a reference and revision book. - Develops a strong basis of understanding with core topics covered in clear and accessible language - Improves student's ability to work through problems with plenty of practice exercises and revision tests - Reflects its international readership with terms and information that are appropriate for students worldwide

Mathematics And The Natural Sciences: The Physical Singularity Of Life (Hardcover): Giuseppe Longo Mathematics And The Natural Sciences: The Physical Singularity Of Life (Hardcover)
Giuseppe Longo; Contributions by Danielle Bailly; Francis Bailly
R2,177 R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Save R157 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book identifies the organizing concepts of physical and biological phenomena by an analysis of the foundations of mathematics and physics. Our aim is to propose a dialog between different conceptual universes and thus to provide a unification of phenomena. The role of "order" and symmetries in the foundations of mathematics is linked to the main invariants and principles, among them the geodesic principle (a consequence of symmetries), which govern and confer unity to various physical theories. Moreover, an attempt is made to understand causal structures, a central element of physical intelligibility, in terms of both symmetries and symmetry breakings. A distinction between the principles of (conceptual) construction and of proofs, both in physics and in mathematics, guides most of the work.The importance of mathematical tools is also highlighted to clarify differences in the models for physics and biology that are proposed by continuous and discrete mathematics, such as computational simulations.Since biology is particularly complex and not as well understood at a theoretical level, we propose a "unification by concepts" which in any case should precede mathematization. This constitutes an outline for unification also based on highlighting conceptual differences, complex points of passage and technical irreducibilities of one field to another. Indeed, we suppose here a very common monist point of view, namely the view that living objects are "big bags of molecules". The main question though is to understand which "theory" can help better understand these bags of molecules. They are, indeed, rather "singular", from the physical point of view. Technically, we express this singularity through the concept of "extended criticality", which provides a logical extension of the critical transitions that are known in physics. The presentation is mostly kept at an informal and conceptual level.

Solving Everyday Problems With The Scientific Method: Thinking Like A Scientist (Hardcover, Second Edition): Angela T. Mak,... Solving Everyday Problems With The Scientific Method: Thinking Like A Scientist (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Angela T. Mak, Anthony B. Mak, Don K. Mak
R1,044 R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Save R60 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes how one can use The Scientific Method to solve everyday problems including medical ailments, health issues, money management, traveling, shopping, cooking, household chores, etc. It illustrates how to exploit the information collected from our five senses, how to solve problems when no information is available for the present problem situation, how to increase our chances of success by redefining a problem, and how to extrapolate our capabilities by seeing a relationship among heretofore unrelated concepts.One should formulate a hypothesis as early as possible in order to have a sense of direction regarding which path to follow. Occasionally, by making wild conjectures, creative solutions can transpire. However, hypotheses need to be well-tested. Through this way, The Scientific Method can help readers solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations. Containing real-life examples of how various problems are solved - for instance, how some observant patients cure their own illnesses when medical experts have failed - this book will train readers to observe what others may have missed and conceive what others may not have contemplated. With practice, they will be able to solve more problems than they could previously imagine.In this second edition, the authors have added some more theories which they hope can help in solving everyday problems. At the same time, they have updated the book by including quite a few examples which they think are interesting.

Pwa90: A Lifetime Of Emergence (Paperback): Piers Coleman, Premi Chandra, Gabi Kotliar Pwa90: A Lifetime Of Emergence (Paperback)
Piers Coleman, Premi Chandra, Gabi Kotliar
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a remarkable career spanning more than six decades, Philip W Anderson has made many fundamental contributions to physics. As codified in his oft-quoted phrase 'More is Different', Anderson has been the most forceful and persuasive proponent of the radical, but now ubiquitous, viewpoint of emergent phenomena: truly fundamental concepts that can and do emerge from studies of Nature at each layer of complexity or energy scale. Anderson's ideas have also extended deeply into other areas of physics, including the Anderson-Higgs mechanism and the dynamics of pulsars.PWA90: A Lifetime of Emergence is a volume of original scientific essays and personal reminiscences of Philip W Anderson by experts in the field, that were presented as part of 'PWA90: Emergent Frontiers of Condensed Matter' meeting held at Princeton in December 2013 to highlight Anderson's contributions to physics.

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