Don t Panic with Mechanics

Don t Panic with Mechanics
Author: Oliver Romberg,Nikolaus Hinrichs
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN: 3834891150
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Panic with Mechanics Book Excerpt:

There are a lot of textbooks for mechanics - why another one? Because reading this book should be fun - but as a side effect the reader should also learn the basics of mechanics without suffering to much! Or to say it more officially: The scope of the textbook is to teach mechanics by means of simple examples from everyday life instead of sophisticated scientific approaches. The examples, supported by a lot of cartoons, should help to learn by associations and practical experiences. Many exercises with solutions garanty to pass exams successfully. A similar book has not existed before - the terms "mechanics" and "fun" have always been contradictious. Besides students from the disciplines of mechanical or electrical engineering, civil engineering, physics, and chemistry also practitioners will enjoy reading this book.

Conference Proceeding New Perspectives in Scienze Education

Conference Proceeding  New Perspectives in Scienze Education
Author: Pixel
Publsiher: libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2016-03-04
ISBN: 8862927053
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conference Proceeding New Perspectives in Scienze Education Book Excerpt:

Successful Scientific Writing

Successful Scientific Writing
Author: Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1316124215
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Scientific Writing Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of this acclaimed and best-selling guide offers a rich blend of practical advice and real-life examples. The authors draw on fifty years of experience, providing detailed step-by-step guidance designed to help students and researchers write and present scientific manuscripts more successfully through knowledge, practice, and an efficient approach. Retaining the user-friendly style of the previous editions, this fourth edition has been broadened to include detailed information relevant to today's digital world. It covers all aspects of the writing process, from first drafts, literature retrieval, and authorship to final drafts and electronic publication. A new section provides extensive coverage of ethical issues, from plagiarism and dual publication to honesty in reporting statistics. Both the text and 30 hands-on exercises include abundant examples applicable to a variety of writing contexts, making this a powerful tool for researchers and students across a range of disciplines.

See Jane Write

See Jane Write
Author: Sarah Mlynowski,Farrin Jacobs
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781594741159
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

See Jane Write Book Excerpt:

A guide to writing chick lit novels, including developing an idea, making the characters likeable, learning the basics of plotting, pacing, and conflict, and finding an agent.

The Complementary Nature

The Complementary Nature
Author: J. A. Scott Kelso,David A. Engstrom
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2006-05-05
ISBN: 0262112914
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complementary Nature Book Excerpt:

How the ubiquitous human tendency to polarize—either~or, nature~nurture, body~mind, yin~yang—can be explained in terms of coordination dynamics, a new conception of brain function, and how such polar opposites can be reconciled.

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: N. Joll
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 0230392652
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book Excerpt:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.

American Literature in the Era of Trumpism

American Literature in the Era of Trumpism
Author: Dolores Resano
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN: 3030738582
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Literature in the Era of Trumpism Book Excerpt:

This edited collection offers an exploration of American literature in the age of Trumpism—understood as an ongoing sociopolitical and affective reality—by bringing together analyses of some of the ways in which American writers have responded to the derealization of political culture in the United States and the experience of a ‘new’ American reality after 2016. The volume’s premise is that the disruptions and dislocations that were so exacerbated by the political ascendancy of Trump and his spectacle-laden presidency have unsettled core assumptions about American reality and the possibilities of representation. The blurring of the relationship between fact and fiction, bolstered by the discourses of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts,’ has not only drawn attention to the shattering of any notion of ‘shared’ reality, but has also forced a reexamination of the purpose and value of literature, especially when considering its troubled relation to the representation of ‘America.’ The authors in this collection respond to the invitation to reassess the workings of fiction and critique in an age of Trumpism by considering some of the most recent literary responses to the (new) American realit(ies)—including works by Colson Whitehead, Ben Winters, Claudia Rankine, Gary Shteyngart, Jennifer Egan, and Steve Erickson, to name but a few—, some of which were composed in the run-up to the 2016 election but were able to accurately and incisively imagine the world to come.

Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition

Absolute FreeBSD  2nd Edition
Author: Michael W. Lucas
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1593272219
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

FreeBSD—the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operating system—is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still to master. Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to FreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this completely revised and rewritten second edition of his landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of his love for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community. Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition covers installation, networking, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and much more, including coverage of how to:–Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, and host-based intrusion detection –Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash –Manage network services and filesystems –Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for both servers and clients –Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools –Run diskless systems –Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system for your hardware and your workload –Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD –Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware –Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network management system. Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've been using it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitive guide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.

The ACT For Dummies

The ACT For Dummies
Author: Michelle Rose Gilman,Veronica Saydak,Suzee Vlk
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2005-10-31
ISBN: 9780471762744
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ACT For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Boost your test-taking skills and beat the clock Prepare for the ACT? quickly and painlessly and maximize yourscore! Are you one of the millions of students taking the ACT? Have nofear! This friendly guide gives you the competitive edge by fullypreparing you for every section of the ACT, including the optionalwriting test. You get two complete practice tests plus samplequestions -- all updated -- along with proven test-takingstrategies to improve your score. Discover how to * Study for each section * Stay focused during the test * Manage your time wisely * Make smart guesses * Spot test traps and tricks

Classic Motorcycling

Classic Motorcycling
Author: Rex Bunn
Publsiher: Panther Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2006-08
ISBN: 9780954791285
Category: Antique and classic motorcycles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Motorcycling Book Excerpt:

"I gained a great deal this book and expect every other reader will gain likewise" -- Hugh Anderson, MBE, World Champion 1963,'64 and '65 writing in the Foreword. A different and fascinating new look at classic motorcycling with an international flavour -- sure to appeal to all owners (and intending owners) of classic bikes. "Classic Motorcycling" is about buying, riding and maintaining classic motorcycles. It comes complete with sections on survival rates of classics and their price appreciation over recent years with future predictions, and is literally packed full of advice for both aspiring and experienced owners. From choosing the right bike, training for today's traffic, clothing, safety, maintenance, how and where to buy those all important spares, equipping a workshop, projects to improve most classics to simply experiencing the joy of ownership -- its all here.

Fear

Fear
Author: Geoff Thompson
Publsiher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-02-12
ISBN: 1783724455
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fear Book Excerpt:

Don't let fear hold you back from achieving everything you want to - let Geoff Thompson, author of "Watch My Back" and "The Elephant and the Twig", show you how to make fear your friend. Once a doorman at some of Britain's roughest nightclubs and now a world-renowned martial artist, Geoff has had more to be frightened of than most. Here he shares his secrets for overcoming your fears to help you live life to the max. From spiders to public speaking, job interviews to physical conflict, Geoff takes you through proven techniques of combating whatever it is you're afraid of. This work helps you to: understand your physical reactions to fear and how they can be used to your advantage; overcome the negative feelings that make you think you can't succeed; and, learn methods to defeat your fears with Geoff's unique Fear Pyramid system.

The Expected One

The Expected One
Author: Kathleen McGowan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-07-25
ISBN: 1416535683
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expected One Book Excerpt:

A gripping thriller and a profound spiritual journey that reveals the greatest story never told! Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue—The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene. CONTAINS NEW, UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM THE ARQUES GOSPEL.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction
Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438116942
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction Book Excerpt:

Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language
Author: Karyn Warburton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN: 1101495537
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Sign Language Book Excerpt:

Open the door to greater communication with your preverbal child through Baby Sign Language. This practical, illustrated guide shows how simple, easy-to-remember gestures can be used by you and your baby or toddler—to convey thoughts, needs, questions, and answers. It’s easy, and babies absolutely love it! Baby-signing takes just a few hours to learn, and can be taught to babies as young as six months of age. In this volume, workshop instructor Karyn Warburton presents more than 200 baby-friendly signs covering a wide variety of subjects that little ones will love to learn and use, and will develop their cognitive skills, cut down on communication frustration, and create a stronger bond. This delightful, easy-to-use book features: • Clear, step-by-step instructions—based on the Baby Talk workshop format • Photographs and drawings to illustrate each sign • Baby-centered sign language activities, including songs and storytelling • Signs graded for difficulty levels • Tips on how to introduce and reinforce key signs

Career Mechanics

Career Mechanics
Author: Thomas W. Morris (III.)
Publsiher: Morris Associates, Inc.
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781884298745
Category: Career development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Career Mechanics Book Excerpt:

The Treatment of Anxiety Panic with Bach Flower Remedies

The Treatment of Anxiety   Panic with Bach Flower Remedies
Author: Estella Ritter
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2006-11-28
ISBN: 9781462838103
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treatment of Anxiety Panic with Bach Flower Remedies Book Excerpt:

Anxiety being the main mental health concern for women, and second only to substance abuse in men, The Treatment of Anxiety & Panic with Bach Flower Remedies offers both a practical and comprehensive guide to everyone struggling with panic attacks, anxiety attacks, social fears, generalized anxiety, or obsessive compulsive behaviors. Representing a fluid, self-directed process to emotional healing the goal of the technique is to present a very contemporary, user-friendly, and immediate response to emotional distress. Working by specifically targeting every type of negative state of mind reveals an amazing, subtle energy approach that is neither created in the language of pop culture, nor new age therapy. By explaining step-by-step how to use one of the most effective healing tools nature has provided to us, this book in a non-clinical voice, addresses the debilitating impact of anxiety, and shows how to effectively overcome anxiety driven symptoms in order to achieve a lasting recovery. Rather than just covering up and continuing to suppress emotional difficulties with drugs, this book supplies the tools needed to manage anxiety, and after that to resolve emotional problems The information can be used to develop ones own self-help program, or, as an adjunct to other healing modalities, the technique will reliably deliver clarity and a lifetime of emotional assistance.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 1782832742
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Book Excerpt:

THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year Award 2019 'Easily the most important book to be published this century. I find it hard to take any young activist seriously who hasn't at least familarised themselves with Zuboff's central ideas.' - Zadie Smith, The Guardian The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us. The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.

Physical Chemistry Quantum Mechanics

Physical Chemistry  Quantum Mechanics
Author: Horia Metiu
Publsiher: Garland Science
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2006-02-21
ISBN: 1315315033
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Chemistry Quantum Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This is a new undergraduate textbook on physical chemistry by Horia Metiu published as four separate paperback volumes. These four volumes on physical chemistry combine a clear and thorough presentation of the theoretical and mathematical aspects of the subject with examples and applications drawn from current industrial and academic research. By using the computer to solve problems that include actual experimental data, the author is able to cover the subject matter at a practical level. The books closely integrate the theoretical chemistry being taught with industrial and laboratory practice. This approach enables the student to compare theoretical projections with experimental results, thereby providing a realistic grounding for future practicing chemists and engineers. Each volume of Physical Chemistry includes Mathematica¬ and Mathcad¬ Workbooks on CD-ROM. Metiu's four separate volumes-Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics, and Quantum Mechanics-offer built-in flexibility by allowing the subject to be covered in any order. These textbooks can be used to teach physical chemistry without a computer, but the experience is enriched substantially for those students who do learn how to read and write Mathematica¬ or Mathcad¬ programs. A TI-89 scientific calculator can be used to solve most of the exercises and problems.

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals
Author: STEPHEN LEVINE,Candace B. Risen,Stanley E. Althof
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2011-01-19
ISBN: 1135967490
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals Book Excerpt:

The constantly-changing field inspired the second edition of Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals. In a state-of-the-art guide, Dr. Levine and his associates continue to help professionals with the assessment and treatment of a large array of sexual concerns. Written in a personal, supervisory style, the book will help new therapists anticipate clinical contingencies and help experienced therapists refine their thinking and teaching. Easily accessible, the Handbook is divided into six major sections with helpful annotated references: Being a Therapist; Intimacy; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexual Identity Struggles; The Forgotten; and Additional Vital Topics. Twenty-one chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five new ones have been added. These focus on gay and lesbian life, transitioning to single life, cancer survivorship, the sexual issues of the developmentally challenged, and sex among the aging.

Slapped by the Invisible Hand

Slapped by the Invisible Hand
Author: Gary B. Gorton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-03-08
ISBN: 0199779511
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slapped by the Invisible Hand Book Excerpt:

Originally written for a conference of the Federal Reserve, Gary Gorton's "The Panic of 2007" garnered enormous attention and is considered by many to be the most convincing take on the recent economic meltdown. Now, in Slapped by the Invisible Hand, Gorton builds upon this seminal work, explaining how the securitized-banking system, the nexus of financial markets and instruments unknown to most people, stands at the heart of the financial crisis. Gorton shows that the Panic of 2007 was not so different from the Panics of 1907 or of 1893, except that, in 2007, most people had never heard of the markets that were involved, didn't know how they worked, or what their purposes were. Terms like subprime mortgage, asset-backed commercial paper conduit, structured investment vehicle, credit derivative, securitization, or repo market were meaningless. In this superb volume, Gorton makes all of this crystal clear. He shows that the securitized banking system is, in fact, a real banking system, allowing institutional investors and firms to make enormous, short-term deposits. But as any banking system, it was vulnerable to a panic. Indeed the events starting in August 2007 can best be understood not as a retail panic involving individuals, but as a wholesale panic involving institutions, where large financial firms "ran" on other financial firms, making the system insolvent. An authority on banking panics, Gorton is the ideal person to explain the financial calamity of 2007. Indeed, as the crisis unfolded, he was working inside an institution that played a central role in the collapse. Thus, this book presents the unparalleled and invaluable perspective of a top scholar who was also a key insider.