From Quantum Computing to M Theory--The New Physics of Information
Author: Tom Siegfried
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Funny, clear, deep, and right on target. [Siegfried] lets us get a handle on ideas that are essential for understanding the evolving world. -K. C. Cole, author of The Universe and the Teacup ""An eager, ambitious book. A stimulating, accessible introduction to scientific theory."" -Dallas Morning News An award-winning journalist surveys the horizon of a new revolution in science Everything in the universe, from the molecules in our bodies to the heart of a black hole, is made up of bits of information. This is the radical idea at the center of the new physics of information, and it is leading to exciting breakthroughs in a vast range of science, including the invention of a new kind of quantum computer, millions of times faster than any computer today. Acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried offers a lively introduction to the leading scientists and ideas responsible for this exciting new scientific paradigm.
Sich selbst und andere wirksam führen
Author: Benedikt Fendel,Dorothée Fendel,Franz Fendel
Category: Business & Economics
!-- Generated by XStandard version 184.108.40.206 on 2016-07-15T16:24:42 -- Für alle, die etwas bewegen, verändern und bewirken wollen, ist Zusammenarbeiten wegweisend. In der täglichen Praxis stehen produktivem Zusammenarbeiten aber verschiedene Hürden im Weg. Wie Sie diese Hürden erfolgreich nehmen und ein konstruktives Miteinander erreichen, erfahren Sie in diesem Buch. Die Autoren geben Ihnen Werkzeuge an die Hand, die Sie im täglichen Zusammenarbeiten mit Mitarbeitern, Kollegen, Kunden und Lieferanten einsetzen können. Inhalte: Wie Sie ein Klima für vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit schaffen Probleme und Konflikte in der Zusammenarbeit konstruktiv bewältigen Zahlreiche Übungen erleichtern den Praxistransfer
Author: Chris Moriarty
From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetware... SPIN STATE UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime—and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that’s what backup hard drives are for. And Li should know; she’s been hacking her memory for fifteen years in order to pass as human. But no memory upgrade can prepare Li for what she finds on Compson’s World: a mining colony she once called home and to which she is sent after a botched raid puts her on the bad side of the powers that be. A dead physicist who just happens to be her cloned twin. A missing dataset that could change the interstellar balance of power and turn a cold war hot. And a mining “accident” that is starting to look more and more like murder... Suddenly Li is chasing a killer in an alien world miles underground where everyone has a secret. And one wrong turn in streamspace, one misstep in the dark alleys of blackmarket tech and interstellar espionage, one risky hookup with an AI could literally blow her mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Food and Philosophy
Author: Raymond D. Boisvert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy radically rethinks the nature of key philosophical concerns by approaching the subject via a crucial but often overlooked prism: the stomach. Combining stomach and mind, this book allows us to chart new pathways for dealing with ethics, aesthetics, religion, social/political questions, and our general understanding of reality and the place of humans in it.
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature
Author: Tom Siegfried
Publisher: National Academies Press
Millions have seen the movie and thousands have read the book but few have fully appreciated the mathematics developed by John Nash's beautiful mind. Today Nash's beautiful math has become a universal language for research in the social sciences and has infiltrated the realms of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics. John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering research published in the 1950s on a new branch of mathematics known as game theory. At the time of Nash's early work, game theory was briefly popular among some mathematicians and Cold War analysts. But it remained obscure until the 1970s when evolutionary biologists began applying it to their work. In the 1980s economists began to embrace game theory. Since then it has found an ever expanding repertoire of applications among a wide range of scientific disciplines. Today neuroscientists peer into game players' brains, anthropologists play games with people from primitive cultures, biologists use games to explain the evolution of human language, and mathematicians exploit games to better understand social networks. A common thread connecting much of this research is its relevance to the ancient quest for a science of human social behavior, or a Code of Nature, in the spirit of the fictional science of psychohistory described in the famous Foundation novels by the late Isaac Asimov. In A Beautiful Math, acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried describes how game theory links the life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences in a way that may bring Asimov's dream closer to reality.
Author: Rainer E. Zimmermann
Heutiges Philosophieren steht vor der entscheidenden Aufgabe der thematischen Selbstvergewisserung und damit der eigenen Existenzsicherung. Denn nur ein Philosophieren, welches sich zeitgemäß als Wissenschaft vom Gesamtzusammenhang auszuweisen vermag und sich zudem um eine neue Würdigung der Vermittlung von Ontologie und Epistemologie bemüht, wird langfristig imstande sein, den Vertretern von Wissenschaft und Kunst ernsthafte Anregungen für eine weitere Orientierung inmitten der Welt zu geben. Philosophie zielt auf konkret Vorhandenes, auf eine explizit auffindbare Praxis, und das heißt vor allem: Sie zielt in erster Linie auf den Menschen in seiner sozialen und natürlichen Umgebung. Aber die Tatsache, daß deshalb Philosophen genuine Generalisten sind, impliziert weder Oberflächlichkeit noch Ungenauigkeit, schon gar nicht postmoderne Beliebigkeit. Es geht vielmehr um eine weit-ausgreifende (und fachlich-übergreifende) Perspektive, unter der die Welt insgesamt in den Blick genommen und begründet werden soll. Es geht um die genaue Herausarbeitung der strukturellen Eigenarten jener komplexen Vielfalt und um die Suche nach dem gemeinsamen, dieser Vielfalt unterliegenden Grund.
How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everythingin the Cosmos, fromOu r Brains to Black Holes
Author: Charles Seife
The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.
How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything
Author: K. C. Cole
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
A compelling look at cutting-edge science shows how physicists have been able to pierce previous voids and limitations to discover black holes, repulsive anti-gravity, the undulating string, and other fascinating phenomena.By the author of The Universe and the Teacup. 40,000 first printing.
What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works
Author: Karen C. Fox
A lively, accessible look at the Big Bang theory This compelling book describes how the Big Bang theory arose, how it has evolved, and why it is the best theory so far to explain the current state of the universe. In addition to understanding the birth of the cosmos, readers will learn how the theory stands up to challenges and what it fails to explain. Karen Fox provides clear answers to some of the hardest questions including: Why was the Big Bang theory accepted to begin with? Will the Big Bang theory last into the next century or even the next decade? Is the theory at odds with new scientific findings? One of the most well-known theories in modern science, the Big Bang is the most accurate model yet devised in humanity's tireless serach for the ultimate moment of creation. The Big Bang Theory is the first title in a planned series on the major theories of modern science.
The Quest for Omega
Author: Gregory J. Chaitin
Category: Computational complexity
This is the story of Chaitin's revolutionary discovery - the omega number. The omega number is Chaitin's representation of the profound enigma at the heart of maths, which sheds light on the very nature of life itself.
Author: Eeva Martikainen
education, inequality, and the shrinking middle class
Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Category: Social classes
Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of Western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily in the past twenty-five years. The United States is heading for a financial oligarchy much worse than the aristocratic old world that our founding fathers feared and tried to avoid. The middle class is struggling and shrinking, the Medicare and Social Security trusts are drying up, and education is no longer the great equalizer. A moral society, one that is fair and just, sets limits on the accumulation of wealth and inherited privilege and also guarantees a safety net for the less fortunate. This book describes the need for a redistribution of wealth in order to make U.S. society more democratic, fair, and just, and outlines the ways in which we can begin to make these very necessary changes. This is a powerful and timely book, one that should be read by anyone interested in preserving the social fabric of American life. Book jacket.
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: Best Books
Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.
Author: Miranda H. Ferrara
Category: Authors, American
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.