Nanodesign

Author: Wolfram Schommers
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814520365
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There is no doubt that nanoscience will be the dominant direction for technology in this century, and that this science will influence our lives to a large extent as well as open completely new perspectives on all scientific and technological disciplines. To be able to produce optimal nanosystems with tailor-made properties, it is necessary to analyze and construct such systems in advance by adequate theoretical and computational methods. Since we work in nanoscience and nanotechnology at the ultimate level, we have to apply the basic laws of physics. What methods and tools are relevant here? The book gives an answer to this question. The background of the theoretical methods and tools is critically discussed, and also the “world view” on which these physical laws are based. Such a debate is not only of academic interest but is of highly general concern, and this is because we constantly move in nanoscience and nanotechnology between two extreme poles, between “infinite life” and “total destruction”. On the one hand, through nanotechnology aging might be soon a fact of the past; on the other hand, in the nano realm uncontrolled processes could lead to a total destruction of the living conditions on the Earth. Contents:Nanodesign: Description at the Ultimate LevelPrincipal RemarksLevels of Theoretical DescriptionSome Remarks on NanoengineeringSelf-Organizing ProcessesThe Basic Laws of PhysicsSummary and Final RemarksAppendix A: Molecular DynamicsAppendix B: Interaction Readership: General public especially those interested in new technologies/discoveries. Keywords:Nanodesign;Nanoscience;Theoretical Nanotechnology;Brain Research;Nanotechnological ManipulationsKey Features:Nanoworlds are discussed at the ultimate levelMost of the material given in the book is uniqueThe validity of basic physical laws is critically probed

Mind And Reality The Space time Window

Author: Schommers Wolfram
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814556793
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The relationship between mind and reality is usually perceived as an event that takes place in reality and producing simultaneously an internal image in the mind. So it takes place twice, so to speak, and there is a one-to-one correspondence between the two events. Within this conception, matter is embedded in space and time, and can be designated as “container-principle”. This monograph emphasizes that the well-known philosopher Immanuel Kant denied this principle and he stated that reality is principally not recognizable to a human being, and modern biological evolution seems to lead exactly to Kant's point of view. Within the theory of evolution, man's image about reality in mind does not have to be complete and true in the sense of a precise reproduction, and it is relatively easy to recognize that even space and time should not be elements of reality outside. Within this conception, only a certain part of reality, which the human being needs for mastering life, is projected onto space and time, and we come to the so-called “projection principle”. Then, spacetime defines the window to reality, leading to a number of exciting and essential questions, some of which are discussed in this monograph.As is known, current physics is mainly based on the container-principle. But this monograph proposes that the projection principle is obviously more suitable and could help to solve open-ended questions as, for example, in connection with the nature of time, the particle-wave duality, the cosmological constant, etc. Regarding the statistical behavior of matter, Einstein's statement “God does not play dice” has to be seen in a new light, but also Feynman's general viewpoint on quantum theory that it cannot be understood by man. However, conventional quantum theory is obviously not a consistent framework as per the projection principle. The term “world equation” is critically probed in this monograph.

French Philosophy of Technology

Author: Sacha Loeve
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319895184
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.

The Physics Devotional

Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454915546
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Learn the art of origami in a snap! This beautiful kit, featuring an instructional, step-by-step book, teaches beginners how to fold 30 new and traditional origami models--including flowers, butterfl ies, safari animals, sea creatures, and geometric shapes.

Reinvention Roadmap

Author: Liz Ryan
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Break the rules and take charge of your career! The traditional job-search approaches just don’t work anymore, and the days of trusting your career to your employer are long over. The new-millennium workplace requires all of us to rewrite the rules and start treating our careers like we’re running a business—which means understanding the markets for our talents, knowing our value, and looking out over the horizon to plot our paths going forward. Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 HR SVP and the world’s most widely read workplace thought leader. She understands the recruiting system as only an insider can, and she shows you how to stay focused on your goals and distinguish yourself from masses of job seekers. In Reinvention Roadmap, you’ll discover new tools, such as a “Pain Letter” and your “Human-Voiced Resume” to land not just any job, but a job that celebrates your unique talents and takes you to the level where you want to be. Whether you’re entering the workplace or looking to switch careers, you can get the perfect job if you step off the beaten path and follow the approaches insiders use to gain access to the best positions. Reinvention Roadmap is the colorful, fun, irreverent, and deeply practical guide to getting the job you want and building the career of your dreams.

The New Rules of Work

Author: Alexandra Cavoulacos
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0451495675
Format: PDF
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"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--

Nano Engineering in Science and Technology

Author: Michael Rieth
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814488100
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This important book provides a vivid introduction to the procedures, techniques, problems and difficulties of computational nano-engineering and design. The reader is given step by step the scientific background information, for an easy reconstruction of the explanations. The focus is laid on the molecular dynamics method, which is well suited for explaining the topic to the reader with just a basic knowledge of physics. Results and conclusions of detailed nano-engineering studies are presented in an instructive style. In summary, the book puts readers immediately in a position to take their first steps in the field of computational nano-engineering and design. Contents:Interatomic Potentials:Quantum Mechanical Treatment of the Many-Particle ProblemPotential Energy SurfacePair Potential ApproximationAdvantages and Limitations of the Pair Potential ApproximationPhenomenological PotentialsPseudo-PotentialsMany-Body PotentialsMolecular Dynamics:Models for Molecular Dynamics CalculationsVisualization TechniquesSolution of the Equations of MotionEfficient Force Field ComputationImplementationCharacterization of Nano-Systems:Thermal StabilityBasic Material PropertiesWear at the Nanometer LevelMean Values and Correlation FunctionsNano-Engineering — Studies and Conclusions:Functional NanostructuresNano-MachinesNano-ClustersStimulated Nano-Cluster TransformationsAnalogy ConsiderationsThe Bifurcation Phenomenon at the Nanometer ScaleAnalogies to BiologyFinal Considerations Readership: Undergraduates, physicists, electronic engineers, biologists and life-scientists interested in basic computational nano-engineering. Keywords:Reviews: “Nano-Engineering in Science and Technology demonstrates that when it comes to atomic-scale design, no job is too small.” Library of Science

Nanotechnology Challenges

Author: Joachim Schummer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812567291
Format: PDF
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This book introduces the latest methods for the controlled growth of nanomaterial systems. The coverage includes simple and complex nanomaterial systems, ordered nanostructures and complex nanostructure arrays, and the essential conditions for the controlled growth of nanostructures with different morphologies, sizes, compositions, and microstructures. The book also discusses the dynamics of controlled growth and thermodynamic characteristics of two-dimensional nanorestricted systems. The authors introduce various novel synthesis methods for nanomaterials and nanostructures, such as hierarchical growth, heterostructures growth, doping growth and some developing template synthesis methods. In addition to discussing applications, the book reviews developing trends in nanomaterials and nanostructures.