Where No Man Has Gone Before

Author: William David Compton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613556X
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This official NASA history traces behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation between scientists and engineers. The first half concerns preparations for the Moon landings, and the second half documents the flights that followed Apollo 11. 1989 edition.

One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics

Author: Hugo Steinhaus
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486811808
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Both a challenge to mathematically inclined readers and a useful supplementary text for high school and college courses, One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics presents an instructive, stimulating collection of problems. Many problems address such matters as numbers, equations, inequalities, points, polygons, circles, ellipses, space, polyhedra, and spheres. An equal number deal with more amusing or more practical subjects, such as a picnic ham, blood groups, rooks on a chessboard, and the doings of the ingenious Dr. Abracadabrus. Are the problems in this book really elementary? Perhaps not in the lay reader’s sense, for anyone who desires to solve these problems must know a fair amount of mathematics, up to calculus. Nevertheless, Professor Steinhaus has given complete, detailed solutions to every one of his 100 problems, and anyone who works through the solutions will painlessly learn an astonishing amount of mathematics. A final chapter provides a true test for the most proficient readers: 13 additional unsolved problems, including some for which the author himself does not know the solutions.

The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approach

Author: S. James Press
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486810453
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Intriguing examination of works by Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Pasteur, Einstein, Margaret Mead, and other scientists in terms of subjectivity and the Bayesian approach to statistical analysis. "An insightful work." — Choice. 2001 edition.

Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics

Author: Arthur Godon Webster
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486805158
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A classic treatise on partial differential equations, this comprehensive work by one of America's greatest early mathematical physicists covers the basic method, theory, and application of partial differential equations. In addition to its value as an introductory and supplementary text for students, this volume constitutes a fine reference for mathematicians, physicists, and research engineers. Detailed coverage includes Fourier series; integral and elliptic equations; spherical, cylindrical, and ellipsoidal harmonics; Cauchy's method; boundary problems; the Riemann-Volterra method; and many other basic topics. The self-contained treatment fully develops the theory and application of partial differential equations to virtually every relevant field: vibration, elasticity, potential theory, the theory of sound, wave propagation, heat conduction, and many more. A helpful Appendix provides background on Jacobians, double limits, uniform convergence, definite integrals, complex variables, and linear differential equations.

Physics of Fully Ionized Gases

Author: Lyman Spitzer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486151581
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An introductory course in theoretical physics is the sole prerequisite for this general but simple introduction to the fields of plasma and fusion research. 1962 edition.

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Author: William D. Compton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788136337
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When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to earth. This document records the engineering and scientific accomplishments of the people who made lunar exploration possible. It shows how scientists and engineers worked out their differences and conducted a program that was a major contribution to science as well as a stunning engineering accomplishment.

Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

Author: Nelson Wax
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486798267
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These six classic papers on stochastic process were selected to meet the needs of professionals and advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, applied mathematics, and engineering. Contents include: "Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy" by S. Chandrasekhar from Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 15, No. 1 "On the Theory of Brownian Motion" by G. E. Uhlenbeck and L. S. Ornstein from Physical Review, Vol. 36, No. 3 "On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II" by Ming Chen Wang and G. E. Uhlenbeck from Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 17, Nos. 2 and 3 "Mathematical Analysis of Random Noise" by S. O. Rice from Bell System Technical Journal, Vols. 23 and 24 "Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion" by Mark Kac from American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 54, No. 7 "The Brownian Movement and Stochastic Equations" by J. L. Doob from Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 43, No. 2

The Development of Mathematics

Author: E. T. Bell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152286
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Time-honored study by a prominent scholar of mathematics traces decisive epochs from the evolution of mathematical ideas in ancient Egypt and Babylonia to major breakthroughs in the 19th and 20th centuries. 1945 edition.