• History
      January 2007

      L’embryon et son âme dans les sources grecques (VIe s. av. J.-C.-Ve s. apr. J.-C.)

      by Marie-Hélène CONGOURDEAU 

      Comment l’âme vient-elle à l’embryon? Quel rapport le corps entretient-il avec son âme? Cet ouvrage explore les théories des tenants d’une épopée de l’âme tombée du ciel, attelée à un corps et cherchant à regagner le monde des esprits purs, et celles des irréductibles de l’âme non séparable pour qui l’âme ne peut se concevoir indépendamment du corps qu’elle anime. D’où vient l’âme? Quand s’unit-elle au corps en gestation? L’enquête montre que c’est sur ces fondations que se bâtira la réflexion médiévale, avec ses retombées juridiques et éthiques.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit
      January 2013

      What Is God?

      Rolling Back the Veil

      by Horner, Christine

      Thousands of years into human history, though we’ve advanced technologically as a species, very little has been resolved in regard to humanity’s existential dilemmas . . . UNTIL NOW. Something miraculous is happening. The invisible is becoming visible. Human consciousness is taking a quantum leap into territory previously unknown. In this provocative book, you are asked to let go of your culture and conditioning. To understand our external world, it is time to inquire within and explore the mystery anew. WHAT IS GOD? MERGING SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY: • The Unifying Theory of Everything • Science, Religion and the Brain • Who You Are and Your Purpose • Evolution vs. Creationism • The Garden of Eden • About Adam & Eve • Heaven on Earth • The Story of Creation • The Big Bang Myth • Good and Evil • The Holy Trinity • Who’s In Charge • Heaven on Earth www.ChristineHorner.com

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2016

      Tensor Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

      by Boris Khoromskij

      This book presents an introduction to the modern tensor-structured numerical methods in scientific computing. In recent years these methods have been shown to provide a powerful tool for efficient computations in higher dimensions, thus overcoming the so-called “curse of dimensionality,” a problem that encompasses various phenomena that arise when analyzing and organizing data in high-dimensional spaces. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2017

      Ordinary Differential Equations

      Example-driven, Including Maple Code

      by Radu Precup

      Precup's introduction into Ordinary Differential Equations combines models arising in physics and biology for motivation with rigorous reasoning in describing the theory of ODEs and applications and computer simulations with Maple. While offering a concise course of the theory of ODEs it enables the reader to enter thie field of computer simulations. Thus, it is a valuable read for students of mathematics as well as physics and engineering. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      May 2013

      Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie

      by Erwin Riedel, Hans-Jürgen Meyer

      The revised 11th edition contains the theoretical foundations, a concise overview of material chemistry and discusses current environmental problems. With its clear illustrations and concise writing style, this work is a favorite of students. The graphic layout makes the work easy to use as a textbook and as a review when preparing for exams. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      January 2017

      Tensor Numerical Methods in Electronic Structure Calculations

      Basic Algorithms and Applications

      by Venera Khoromskaia, Boris Khoromskij

      When applied to multidimensional problems, conventional numerical methods suffer from the so-called “curse of dimensionality,” which cannot be eliminated by parallel methods and high performance computers. In this book the authors explain basic tensor formats and algorithms, showing how Tucker tensor decompositions originating from chemometrics brought about a revolution when applied to problems of numerical analysis. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2017

      Membrane Engineering

      by Lidietta Giorno, Enrico Drioli

      Modern membrane science and technology aids engineers in developing and designing more efficient and environmentally-friendly processes. The optimal material and membrane selection as well as applications in the many involved industries are provided. This work is the ideal introduction for engineers working in membrane science and applications (wastewater, desalination, adsorption, and catalysis), process engineers in separation science, biologists and biochemists, environmental scientists, and most of all students. Its multidisciplinary approach also stimulates thinking of hybrid technologies for current and future life-saving applications (artificial organs, drug delivery). ;

    • Science & Mathematics

      Hypoglycemia in Diabetes, 3rd Edition

      Pathophysiology, Prevalence, and Prevention

      by Philip E. Cryer, MD

      Hypoglycemia in Diabetes focuses on the prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia with careful attention to glycemic management of diabetes. Intended for diabetes researchers and medical professionals who work closely with patients with diabetes, this newly updated and expanded edition provides new perspectives and direct insight into the causes and consequences of this serious medical condition from one of the foremost experts in the field. Using the latest scientific and medical developments and trends, readers will learn how to identify, prevent, and treat this challenging phenomenon within the parameters of the diabetes care regimen.©2016, American Diabetes AssociationHardcover, 192 pages

    • Zoology & animal sciences
      June 2017

      Rice insect pests and their management

      by Prof. E. A. Heinrichs, Dr Francis E. Nwilene, Professor Michael J. Stout, Dr Buyung A. R. Hadi and Dr Thais Freitas

      The rice plant is an ideal host for many insect species. All of the plant parts are vulnerable to insect-feeding from the time of sowing till harvest. There are over 800 insect species damaging rice in one way or another, although the majority of them do very little damage. In tropical Asia only about 20 species are of major importance. In Africa, 15 species of insects are considered major rice pests and in the Americas about 20 species are considered major pests.To develop effective pest management strategies, it is essential to properly identify and understand the biology and ecology of insect pests and the arthropods that help regulate their populations. This book effectively utilizes the unique knowledge and expertise of leading rice entomologists from Africa, Asia and the Americas to provide the first global coverage of rice insect pests. The discussion of each pest includes geographical distribution, plant hosts other than rice, description and biology, plant damage and ecology.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Optical Imaging and Photography

      Introduction to Science and Technology of Optics, Sensors and Systems

      by Ulrich Teubner, Hans Josef Brückner

      This textbook is concerned with optical imaging – from simple apertures to complex imaging systems. It spans the range all the way from optical physics to technical optics. Physics and engineering students learn to understand different imaging systems and sensors as well as lenses and errors, image amplification and processing. For microscopists and photographers it conveys a deeper insight into the intricacies of their daily used devices.

    • Science & Mathematics
      April 2017

      Regular Graphs

      A Spectral Approach

      by Zoran Stanić

      Written for mathematicians working with the theory of graph spectra, this (primarily theoretical) book presents relevant results considering the spectral properties of regular graphs. The book begins with a short introduction including necessary terminology and notation. The author then proceeds with basic properties, specific subclasses of regular graphs (like distance-regular graphs, strongly regular graphs, various designs or expanders) and determining particular regular graphs. Each chapter contains detailed proofs, discussions, comparisons, examples, exercises and also indicates possible applications. Finally, the author also includes some conjectures and open problems to promote further research. ContentsSpectral propertiesParticular types of regular graphDeterminations of regular graphsExpandersDistance matrix of regular graphs

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2017

      Noncommutative Geometry

      A Functorial Approach

      by Igor V. Nikolaev

      This book covers the basics of noncommutative geometry (NCG) and its applications in topology, algebraic geometry, and number theory. The author takes up the practical side of NCG and its value for other areas of mathematics. A brief survey of the main parts of NCG with historical remarks, bibliography, and a list of exercises is included. The presentation is intended for graduate students and researchers with interests in NCG, but will also serve nonexperts in the field. ContentsPart I: BasicsModel examplesCategories and functorsC∗-algebrasPart II: Noncommutative invariantsTopologyAlgebraic geometryNumber theoryPart III: Brief survey of NCGFinite geometriesContinuous geometriesConnes geometriesIndex theoryJones polynomialsQuantum groupsNoncommutative algebraic geometryTrends in noncommutative geometry

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

      Volume 1

      by Gerard Rosse, Terry A. Berger, Eric R. Francotte, Abhijit Tarafder, Steven M. Collier, Jason F. Hill, Craig White, Andreas Kaerner, Alfonso Rivera, Eric Seest, Matthew Belvo, John Burnett, Thomas Perun, Arancha Sonia Marin, Thomas Castle, María Luz de la Puente, Cristina Anta, Pilar Lopez, Vincent Desfontaine, Raul Nicoli, Tiia Kuuranne, Jean-Luc Veuthey, Davy Guillarme, Alexander Marziale, Eric Lesellier, Caroline West, Chandan L. Barhate, Erin E. Jordan, Philip A. Searle

      Supercritical Fluid Chromatography is a comprehensive guide to this modern separation technology. The book examines the main principles of SFC, advantages and challenges in comparison with common liquid chromatography as well as capabilities on the analytical and preparative scale. In particular, the authors demonstrate excellence of SFC for chiral separations, which makes the technique indispensable for pharmaceutical industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      June 2018

      Analytische Zahlentheorie

      Rund um den Primzahlsatz

      by Gilbert Helmberg

      Diese kompakte Einführung in die Gebiete der Analytischen Zahlentheorie, die den Primzahlsatz, den Satz über Primzahlen in arithmetischen Folgen und die Riemannsche zeta-Funktion zum Gegenstand hat, wurde für einen einsemestrigen Kurs für Studierende der Mathematik an der Universität Innsbruck konzipiert. Die anregende Darstellung und der Einschluss der Resultate aus der Analysis, Funktionentheorie und Gruppentheorie, auf die die Analytische Zahlentheorie zurückgreift, erlauben ebenso die Benutzung des Buches zum Selbststudium, wie auch als Nachschlagewerk für Mathematiker aus anderen Bereichen. Inhalt Größenordnungen zahlentheoretischer Funktionen Dirichlet-Reihen Der Primzahlsatz Die zeta-Funktion auf der komplexen Ebene ℂ Anhang: Hilfsresultate aus der Analysis, der Funktionentheorie und der Gruppentheorie

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2017

      Complex Analysis

      A Functional Analytic Approach

      by Friedrich Haslinger

      In this textbook, a concise approach to complex analysis of one and several variables is presented. After an introduction of Cauchy‘s integral theorem general versions of Runge‘s approximation theorem and Mittag-Leffler‘s theorem are discussed. The fi rst part ends with an analytic characterization of simply connected domains. The second part is concerned with functional analytic methods: Fréchet and Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions, the Bergman kernel, and unbounded operators on Hilbert spaces to tackle the theory of several variables, in particular the inhomogeneous Cauchy-Riemann equations and the d-bar Neumann operator. ContentsComplex numbers and functionsCauchy’s Theorem and Cauchy’s formulaAnalytic continuationConstruction and approximation of holomorphic functionsHarmonic functionsSeveral complex variablesBergman spacesThe canonical solution operator to Nuclear Fréchet spaces of holomorphic functionsThe -complexThe twisted -complex and Schrödinger operators

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      April 2018

      Mathematik für angewandte Wissenschaften

      Ein Lehrbuch für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler

      by Joachim Erven, Dietrich Schwägerl

      Grundlagen: Mengen, reelle Zahlen, elementare Funktionen, Grenzwerte; Lineare Algebra (wesentlich ergänzt): Vektorräume, lineare Gleichungssysteme, Matrizen, Eigenwerte, analytische Geometrie, Skalarprodukt, Norm; komplexe Zahlen: GAUSSsche Zahlenebene, komplexe Funktionen, Anwendungen in der Technik; Differentialrechnung: Differenzierbarkeit, Ableitungsregeln, Anwendung auf Näherungen und Grenzwerte, NEWTON-Iteration; Integralrechnung: Unbestimmtes, bestimmtes, uneigentliches Integral, Hauptsatz der Differential- und Integralrechnung, Integrationsmethoden, praktische Anwendungen, numerische Integration; Ebene und räumliche Kurven: Parameterdarstellung von Kurven, Kurvengleichung in Polarkoordinaten; Reihen: Konvergenzkriterien, Potenzreihen, FOURIER-Reihen; Funktionen mehrerer Variablen: Partielle und vollständige Differenzierbarkeit, Doppelintegrale, Kurvenintegrale, Flächen im Raum, Umrisse; Differentialgleichungen: Elementare Verfahren für Dgln 1. und 2. Ordnung, lineare Dgln, Dgl-Systeme. Neu enthalten: Lineare Ausgleichsrechnung, Nabla-Kalkül, LAPLACE-Transformation, RUNGE-KUTTA-Verfahren In diesem Lehrbuch werden alle notwendigen Mathematikgrundlagen für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler in einem Band dargestellt. Viele anschauliche Beispiele führen in die Thematik ein und vertiefen das Gelernte anhand von über 300 Grafiken. Mit mehr als 300 Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen eignet sich das Buch hervorragend zum Selbststudium. Die Erstauflage dieses Buches, 1999 unter dem Titel »Mathematik für Ingenieure« erschienen, entstand aus Vorlesungen, die die beiden Autoren in verschiedenen Fachbereichen der Hochschule München gehalten haben. In der Folge wurden mehrfach Überarbeitungen und Ergänzungen vorgenommen.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      May 2018

      Martingale und Prozesse

      by René L. Schilling

      Dieser Band ist der dritte Teil der „Modernen Stochastik". Als Fortsetzung der „Wahrscheinlichkeit" werden nun dynamische stochastische Phänomene anhand stochastischer Prozesse in diskreter Zeit betrachtet. Die erste Hälfte des Buchs gibt eine Einführung in die Theorie der diskreten Martingale – ihr Konvergenzverhalten, optional sampling & stopping, gleichgradige Integrierbarkeit und Martingalungleichungen. Die Stärke der Martingaltechniken wird in den Kapiteln über Anwendungen in der klassischen Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und über die Burkholder-Davis-Gundy-Ungleichungen illustriert. Die zweite Hälfte des Buchs beschäftigt sich mit Irrfahrten auf dem Gitter ℤd und auf ℝd, ihrem Fluktuationsverhalten, Rekurrenz und Transienz. Die letzten beiden Kapitel geben einen Einblick in die probabilistische Potentialtheorie sowie einen Ausblick auf die Brownsche Bewegung: Donskers Invarianzprinzip. Contents Fair Play Bedingte Erwartung Martingale Stoppen und Lokalisieren Konvergenz von Martingalen L2-Martingale Gleichgradig integrierbare Martingale Einige klassische Resultate der W-Theorie Elementare Ungleichungen für Martingale Die Burkholder–Davis–Gundy Ungleichungen Zufällige Irrfahrten auf ℤd – erste Schritte Fluktuationen einer einfachen Irrfahrt auf ℤ Rekurrenz und Transienz allgemeiner Irrfahrten Irrfahrten und Analysis Donskers Invarianzprinzip und die Brownsche Bewegung

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2019

      Textile Chemistry

      by Thomas Bechtold, Tung Pham

      Textile Chemistry gives a detailed and explanatory overview on mainly chemical but also physical aspects of fabrics. It contains definitions, basic components and their properties, physicochemical processes, as well as chemical modification of textiles, highlighting the application of smart materials. The book also provides exercises and sample calculations, which makes it ideal for students and scientists in industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part B)

      by Kumar Challa, Sharda Bharti, Nirmal Kumar Das, Jiwen Hu, Zhiyuan Jiang, Silvia Lampis, Huiqi Li, Shudong Lin, Saptarshi Mukherjee, Soumyo Mukherji, Suparna Mukherji, Elena Piacenza, Alessandro Presentato, Gauri Shukla, Raymond Turner, Giovanni Vallini, Zhaoxiong Xie, Linlin Xu, Jun Yang, Jiawei Zhang, Pei Zhang, Emanuele Zonaro

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

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