Biological Shape Analysis

Author: Pete E. Lestrel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814355232
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The Proceedings describe the current state of research dealing with biological shape analysis. The quantitative analysis of the shape of biological organisms represents a challenge that has now seen breakthroughs with new methodologies such as elliptical Fourier analysis, quantitative trait loci analysis (QTLs), chromosome segment substitution lines (CSSLs), thin plate splines, etc. The Proceedings also illustrate the diversity of disciplines that are actively involved in the characterization and analysis of biological shape. Moreover, many of the papers focus on the relationship of the shape to the processes that determine the biological form, an issue of major continuing concern in biology.

Samuel Johnson s Pragmatism and Imagination

Author: Stefka Ritchie
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527521095
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The central theme of this book is an under-studied link between the canon of Francis Bacon’s and Isaac Newton’s scientific and philosophical thought and Samuel Johnson’s critical approach that can be traced in a textual study of his literary works. The interpretive framework adopted here encourages familiarity with the history and philosophy of science, confirming that the history of ideas is an entirely human construct that constitutes an integral part of intellectual history. This further endorses the argument that intermediality can only be of benefit to future research into the richness of Johnson’s literary style. As perceived boundaries are crossed between conventionally distinct communication media, the profile of Johnson that emerges is of a writer of passionate intelligence who was able to combine a pragmatic approach to knowledge with flights of imagination as a true artist.

Abraham De Moivre

Author: David R. Bellhouse
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 156881349X
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Extensively researched, this book traces the life and work of Abraham De Moivre as well as the state of probability and statistics in eighteenth-century Britain. It is the first extensive biography of De Moivre and is based on recently discovered material and translations, including some of De Moivre’s letters. The book begins with discussions on De Moivre’s early life in France and his initial work in pure mathematics with some excursions into celestial mechanics. It then describes his fundamental contributions to probability theory and applications, including those in finance and actuarial science. The author explores how De Moivre’s wide network of personal and professional connections often motivated his research. The book also covers De Moivre’s contemporaries and his impact on the field. Written in a clear, approachable style, this biography will appeal to historians and practitioners of the art of probability and statistics in a wide range of applications, including finance and actuarial science.

1691 1695

Author: Isaac Newton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521045894
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Newton's mathematical researches during the last five years of his stay in Cambridge before leaving in April 1696 to take up his duties at the Mint in London have three main centres of interest: methods of fluxions and series, classical pure geometry, and Cartesian analytical geometry. Part 1 reproduces Newton's advances at this time in further extending the techniques of his combined calculus of fluxions and fluent, and of expansion into infinite series. Part 2 gives publication of Newton's lengthy excursions in the early 1690s into the modes of geometrical analysis used by the 'ancient' geometers, based - by way of Commandino's Latin translation - on the account of this little understood field of the Greek 'topos analuomenos' which was given by Pappus in the prolegomenon to the seventh book of his Mathematical Collection. Part 3 gives prominence to the final text of the Enumeratio Linearum Tertii Ordinis which Newton put together in June 1695.

Die Mitternachtsstunde

Author: Pamela Hartshorne
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641161606
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York 1561: Bei einem harmlosen Spiel mit ihrem Liebsten Tom fällt die junge Nell Appleby Toms älterem Bruder auf. Von da an wird der böswillige Ralph, der den beiden ihre Liebe missgönnt, Nell nicht mehr vergessen und alles dafür tun, um sie ganz für sich zu haben. Mehr als viereinhalb Jahrhunderte später zieht es die Historikerin Tess ins englische York. Zuflucht findet die junge Mutter mit ihrem kleinen Sohn im Haus eines Freundes, gelegen in der malerischen Altstadt. Doch zur Ruhe kommt Tess dort nicht. Immer öfter hat sie seltsame Träume, in denen sie in die elisabethanische Zeit und in das Leben einer anderen jungen Frau abtaucht: Nell. Je mehr Tess über Nells Schicksal erfährt, desto sicherer ist sie: Nur wenn sie Nells Geschichte entschlüsselt, kann auch sie selbst ihr Glück finden ...

Eine kleine Geschichte der Unendlichkeit

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364404371X
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Philosophen und Mathematiker hat das Nachsinnen über das Wesen des Unendlichen buchstäblich den Verstand geraubt – und dennoch ist es ein Konzept, das immer wieder unser Leben bestimmt. In diesem mit Anekdoten und Geschichten gespickten Buch nimmt uns Brian Clegg mit auf eine Reise durch das Grenzland zwischen dem extrem Großen und dem Ultimativen, von Archimedes, der die Zahl der Sandkörner bestimmte, die das Universum füllen würden, bis zu den neuesten Theorien über die physikalische Realität des Unendlichen.