Seven Tales Of The Pendulum
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📒Seven Tales Of The Pendulum ✍ Gregory L. Baker
✏Seven Tales of the Pendulum Book Summary : The pendulum is a unique physical system which exhibits remarkably varied and complex behavior under many different conditions. It is also a system which, in its many manifestations, has left a significant imprint on human thought and culture. Using graphs, figures, and narrative to explain scientific ideas and models, Gregory Baker gives a lucid account of the physics of the pendulum, showing the reader how the context of the pendulum progresses over four centuries from that of a simple system of classical physics, to that of a chaotic system, and eventually to that of a modern quantum system. He also describes its fascinating presence in cultural history, from its role in timekeeping and measurements of the earth to its importance as a literary symbol of doom. Seven 'tales', detailing different important facets of the pendulum, show the exciting diversity of the science of the pendulum, and its untold significance in the history of human intellectual development.
📒Gravity ✍ Brian Clegg
✏Gravity Book Summary : A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science. Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked – and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components – but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.
✏The Concept of Affectivity in Early Modern Philosophy Book Summary : There is no need to argue for the relevance of affectivity in early modern philosophy. When doing research and conceptualizing affectivity in this period, we hope to attain a basicinterpretive framework for philosophy in general, one that is independent of and cutting across such unfruitful divisions as the time-honored interpretive distinction between “rationalists” and “empiricists”, which we consider untenable when applied to 17th-century thinkers. Our volume consists of papers based on the contributions to the First Budapest Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, held on 14–15 October 2016 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. When composing this volume, our aim was not to present a systematic survey of affectivity in early modern philosophy. Rather, our more modest goal was to foster collaboration among researchers working in different countries and different traditions. Many of the papers published here are already in implicit or explicit dialogue with others. We hope that they will generate more of an exchange of ideas in the broader field of early modern scholarship.
📒Of Clocks And Time ✍ Lutz Hüwel
✏Of Clocks and Time Book Summary : Of Clocks and Time takes readers on a five-stop journey through the physics and technology (and occasional bits of applications and history) of timekeeping. On the way, conceptual vistas and qualitative images abound, but since mathematics is spoken everywhere the book visits equations, quantitative relations, and rigorous definitions are offered as well. The expedition begins with a discussion of the rhythms produced by the daily and annual motion of sun, moon, planets, and stars. Centuries worth of observation and thinking culminate in Newton's penetrating theoretical insights since his notion of space and time are still influential today. During the following two legs of the trip, tools are being examined that allow us to measure hours and minutes and then, with ever growing precision, the tiniest fractions of a second. When the pace of travel approaches the ultimate speed limit, the speed of light, time and space exhibit strange and counter-intuitive traits. On this fourth stage of the journey, Einstein is the local tour guide whose special and general theories of relativity explain the behavior of clocks under these circumstances. Finally, the last part of the voyage reverses direction, moving ever deeper into the past to explore how we can tell the age of "things" - including that of the universe itself.
📒Edgar Allan Poe ✍ Edgar Allan Poe
✏Edgar Allan Poe Book Summary : 67 tales from the master of the short story. Includes the incomparable "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Cask of Amontillado", ''The Premature Burial", ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "The Tell-Tale Heart", as well as "The Raven" and "The Narrative of Author Arthur Pym."
📒Tales Of Madness ✍ Edgar Allan Poe
✏Tales of Madness Book Summary : This collection of some of Poes most famous tales is intended to excite and to remind readers that, although the author lived many years ago, his grasp of human emotion is as poignant as ever. Included in this book are "The Raven," The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of Amontillado, Fall of the House of Usher, Ligeia, and A Premature Burial.
📒Tales Of Mystery And Imagination ✍ Edgar Allan Poe
✏Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Book Summary : Republished in a form suitable for students and general readers alike.
📒Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature ✍ R. Reginald
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📒Tales Of French Corsairs And Revolution ✍ Serge Lionnet
✏Tales of French Corsairs and Revolution Book Summary : Follows the triumphs and defeats of two sea-faring families over two centuries and across vast oceans. This adventure story is also an account of life at a time when the French and English rivalled each other in the mistreatment of slaves as well as of their own citizens.
✏Words on Cassette Book Summary :