The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

Author: R. A. Bagnold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first book to deal exclusively with the behavior of blown sand and related land forms, its accessible style makes it an enduring reference. 84 figures. 16 halftones.

Springer Handbook of Model Based Science

Author: Lorenzo Magnani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319305263
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This handbook offers the first comprehensive reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning. It highlights the role of models as mediators between theory and experimentation, and as educational devices, as well as their relevance in testing hypotheses and explanatory functions. The Springer Handbook merges philosophical, cognitive and epistemological perspectives on models with the more practical needs related to the application of this tool across various disciplines and practices. The result is a unique, reliable source of information that guides readers toward an understanding of different aspects of model-based science, such as the theoretical and cognitive nature of models, as well as their practical and logical aspects. The inferential role of models in hypothetical reasoning, abduction and creativity once they are constructed, adopted, and manipulated for different scientific and technological purposes is also discussed. Written by a group of internationally renowned experts in philosophy, the history of science, general epistemology, mathematics, cognitive and computer science, physics and life sciences, as well as engineering, architecture, and economics, this Handbook uses numerous diagrams, schemes and other visual representations to promote a better understanding of the concepts. This also makes it highly accessible to an audience of scholars and students with different scientific backgrounds. All in all, the Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science represents the definitive application-oriented reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning.

The Origin of Continents and Oceans

Author: Alfred Wegener
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143899
Format: PDF, ePub
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A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. 64 illustrations. 1966 edition.

Theory of Satellite Geodesy

Author: William M. Kaula
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152219
Format: PDF, ePub
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Text discusses earth's gravitational field; matrices and orbital geometry; satellite orbit dynamics; geometry of satellite observations; statistical implications; and data analysis.

Modern Spatiotemporal Geostatistics

Author: George Christakos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486310930
Format: PDF, Docs
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This scholarly introductory treatment explores the fundamentals of modern geostatistics, viewing them as the product of the advancement of the epistemic status of stochastic data analysis. The book's main focus is the Bayesian maximum entropy approach for studying spatiotemporal distributions of natural variables, an approach that offers readers a deeper understanding of the role of geostatistics in improved mathematical models of scientific mapping. Starting with a overview of the uses of spatiotemporal mapping in the natural sciences, the text explores spatiotemporal geometry, the epistemic paradigm, the mathematical formulation of the Bayesian maximum entropy method, and analytical expressions of the posterior operator. Additional topics include uncertainty assessment, single- and multi-point analytical formulations, and popular methods. An innovative contribution to the field of space and time analysis, this volume offers many potential applications in epidemiology, geography, biology, and other fields.

Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

Author: Luna B. Leopold
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486139735
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics

Author: D. P. Craig
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135632
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Self-contained, systematic introduction examines application of quantum electrodynamics to interpretation of optical experiments on atoms and molecules and explains the quantum theory of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter.

Factors of Soil Formation

Author: Hans Jenny
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486681289
Format: PDF, ePub
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Masterpiece offers a detailed discussion of the nature of the earth's terrestrial environment, and a method of subdividing and studying it. 1941 edition.