Singularities In Gravitational Systems

Author: Daniel Benest
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540480099
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Singularities In Gravitational Systems from the Author: Daniel Benest. Chaos theory plays an important role in modern physics and related sciences, but -, the most important results so far have been obtained in the study of gravitational systems applied to celestial mechanics. The present set of lectures introduces the mathematical methods used in the theory of singularities in gravitational systems, reviews modeling techniques for the simulation of close encounters and presents the state of the art about the study of diffusion of comets, wandering asteroids, meteors and planetary ring particles. The book will be of use to researchers and graduate students alike.

Agreement Technologies

Author: Sascha Ossowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940075583X
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Agreement Technologies from the Author: Sascha Ossowski. More and more transactions, whether in business or related to leisure activities, are mediated automatically by computers and computer networks, and this trend is having a significant impact on the conception and design of new computer applications. The next generation of these applications will be based on software agents to which increasingly complex tasks can be delegated, and which interact with each other in sophisticated ways so as to forge agreements in the interest of their human users. The wide variety of technologies supporting this vision is the subject of this volume. It summarises the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action project on Agreement Technologies (AT), during which approximately 200 researchers from 25 European countries, along with eight institutions from non-COST countries, cooperated as part of a number of working groups. The book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of Agreement Technologies, written and coordinated by the leading researchers in the field. The results set out here are due for wide dissemination beyond the computer technology sector, involving law and social science as well.

Electrochemical Aspects Of Ionic Liquids

Author: Hiroyuki Ohno
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118003343
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Electrochemical Aspects Of Ionic Liquids from the Author: Hiroyuki Ohno. The second edition is based on the original book, which has been revised, updated and expanded in order to cover the latest information on this rapidly growing field. The book begins with a description of general and electrochemical properties of ionic liquids and continues with a discussion of applications in biochemistry, ionic devices, functional design and polymeric ionic liquids. The new edition includes new chapters on Li ion Batteries and Actuators, as well as a revision of existing chapters to include a discussion on purification and the effects of impurities, adsorption of ionic liquids on interfaces and on the electrochemical double layer, among other topics.

The Cambridge History Of French Literature

Author: William Burgwinkle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897866
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The Cambridge History Of French Literature from the Author: William Burgwinkle. The most comprehensive history of literature written in French ever produced in English.

The Velvet Spiders An Atlas Of The Eresidae Arachnida Araneae

Author: Jeremy A. Miller
Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9789546426383
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The Velvet Spiders An Atlas Of The Eresidae Arachnida Araneae from the Author: Jeremy A. Miller. The name velvet spider describes the dark and shiny appearance of members of the family Eresidae. Some species also have brightly-colored highlights, such as the red, white, and black ladybird spiders of Europe and North Asia. This family also includes some of the world?s most cooperative spider species. Social species can be very abundant in parts of tropical Africa and Asia with conspicuous colonies dotting the landscape. Social colonies may consist of hundreds of closely-related individuals that participate in dramatic mass attacks on prey and care for their young. The ecology of these social species is fascinating and has been the subject of several landmark scientific papers. By contrast, most kinds of velvet spider are rarely encountered. Most species keep well hidden or dig burrows and live underground. This monograph provides a generic-level review of Eresidae documented with collections of photographs, scanning electron micrographs, and illustrations. A key to the nine genera and other major lineages is provided. A new phylogeny of Eresidae based on molecular sequence data expands on a previously published analysis. Cybertaxonomic enhancements include an interactive map of the specimens used in the study explorable using Google Earth, specimen records uploaded to GBIF, and molecular sequence alignments and other data archived on Dryad. An EDIT Integrated Research grant provided principal funding for this project.

Computational Logic

Author: Dov M. Gabbay
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080930670
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Computational Logic from the Author: Dov M. Gabbay. Handbook of the History of Logic brings to the development of logic the best in modern techniques of historical and interpretative scholarship. Computational logic was born in the twentieth century and evolved in close symbiosis with the advent of the first electronic computers and the growing importance of computer science, informatics and artificial intelligence. With more than ten thousand people working in research and development of logic and logic-related methods, with several dozen international conferences and several times as many workshops addressing the growing richness and diversity of the field, and with the foundational role and importance these methods now assume in mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, linguistics, law and many engineering fields where logic-related techniques are used inter alia to state and settle correctness issues, the field has diversified in ways that even the pure logicians working in the early decades of the twentieth century could have hardly anticipated. Logical calculi, which capture an important aspect of human thought, are now amenable to investigation with mathematical rigour and computational support and fertilized the early dreams of mechanised reasoning: “Calculemus . The Dartmouth Conference in 1956 – generally considered as the birthplace of artificial intelligence – raised explicitly the hopes for the new possibilities that the advent of electronic computing machinery offered: logical statements could now be executed on a machine with all the far-reaching consequences that ultimately led to logic programming, deduction systems for mathematics and engineering, logical design and verification of computer software and hardware, deductive databases and software synthesis as well as logical techniques for analysis in the field of mechanical engineering. This volume covers some of the main subareas of computational logic and its applications. Chapters by leading authorities in the field Provides a forum where philosophers and scientists interact Comprehensive reference source on the history of logic

Decolonizing Christianity

Author: Darcie Fontaine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107118174
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Decolonizing Christianity from the Author: Darcie Fontaine. This book traces Christianity's change from European imperialism's moral foundation to a voice of political and social change during decolonization.

The Cambridge Companion To Ravel

Author: Deborah Mawer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521648561
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The Cambridge Companion To Ravel from the Author: Deborah Mawer. A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.

Women And Counter Power

Author: Yolande Cohen
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9780921689102
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Women And Counter Power from the Author: Yolande Cohen. This landmark collection of essays by scholars and activists compares the experiences of women in various countries, both historically and currently. "These scholarly essays document women's political activity in anti-establishment movements, both historical and recent, in some of the nations peripheral to the powerful Western democracies and the U.S.S.R. Material provides information, as well as insights, not readily available elsewhere."--Small Press