The Equilibrium Controversy

Guidobaldo Del Monte’s Critical Notes on the Mechanics of Jordanus and Benedetti and Their Historical and Conceptual Backgrounds

Author: Peter Damerow,Jürgen Renn

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3869319593

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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The Equilibrium Controversy sheds new light on an age-old debate about mechanics

Meaning Making in Text

Multimodal and Multilingual Functional Perspectives

Author: S. Starc,C. Jones,A. Maiorani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113747730X

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Meaning Making in Text presents new insights into forms of communication in a range of contexts: cultural, linguistic, multimodal and educational. The thirteen chapters are all linked theoretically by advances in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL).

Criticality as a signature of healthy neural systems: multi-scale experimental and computational studies

Author: Paolo Massobrio,Lucilla de Arcangelis,Valentina Pasquale,Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen,Dietmar Plenz

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889195031


Page: N.A

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Since 2003, when spontaneous activity in cortical slices was first found to follow scale-free statistical distributions in size and duration, increasing experimental evidences and theoretical models have been reported in the literature supporting the emergence of evidence of scale invariance in the cortex. Although strongly debated, such results refer to many different in vitro and in vivo preparations (awake monkeys, anesthetized rats and cats, in vitro slices and dissociated cultures), suggesting that power law distributions and scale free correlations are a very general and robust feature of cortical activity that has been conserved across species as specific substrate for information storage, transmission and processing. Equally important is that the features reminiscent of scale invariance and criticality are observed at scale spanning from the level of interacting arrays of neurons all the way up to correlations across the entire brain. Thus, if we accept that the brain operates near a critical point, little is known about the causes and/or consequences of a loss of criticality and its relation with brain diseases (e.g. epilepsy). The study of how pathogenetical mechanisms are related to the critical/non-critical behavior of neuronal networks would likely provide new insights into the cellular and synaptic determinants of the emergence of critical-like dynamics and structures in neural systems. At the same time, the relation between the impaired behavior and the disruption of criticality would help clarify its role in normal brain function. The main objective of this Research Topic is to investigate the emergence/disruption of the emergent critical-like states in healthy/impaired neural systems.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 2054

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Includes Part 1, Number 1 & 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - December)

On Gauge Fixing Aspects of the Infrared Behavior of Yang-Mills Green Functions

Author: Markus Q. Huber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642276903

Category: Mathematics

Page: 137

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Quarks are the main constituents of protons and neutrons and hence are important building blocks of all the matter that surrounds us. However, quarks have the intriguing property that they never appear as isolated single particles but only in bound states. This phenomenon is called confinement and has been a central research topic of elementary particle physics for the last few decades. In order to find the mechanism that forbids the existence of free quarks many approaches and ideas are being followed, but by now it has become clear that they are not mutually exclusive but illuminate the problem from different perspectives. Two such confinement scenarios are investigated in this thesis: Firstly, the importance of Abelian field components for the low-energy regime is corroborated, thus supporting the dual superconductor picture of confinement and secondly, the influence of the Gribov horizon on non-perturbative solutions is studied.

Physics of the Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geophysics

Page: 794

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IV. The age of the earth. By the Subsidiary committee on the age of the earth. Division of physical sciences, with the cooperation of Division of geology and geography and American geophysical union. National research council. 1931.--V. Oceanography. Prepared under the auspices of the Subsidiary committee on oceanography, Division of physical sciences, National research council. 1932.--VI. Seismology. By the Subsidiary committee on seismology, Division of physical sciences, with the cooperation of Division of geology and geography and American geophysical union, National research council. 1933.