Kant and Mysticism: Critique as the Experience of Baring All in Reason's Light
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Kant and Mysticism: Critique as the Experience of Baring All in Reason's Light

The term "mysticism" is generally regarded as having negative connotations for Kant. Thus, for example, references to Kant’s interest in K.A. Wilmans’ dissertation on this topic are often one-sided. Consequently, works clarifying Kant’s actual relation to mysticism are most welcome. In view of the widespread disregard for Kant’s central questions, this new book is of the highest importance, especially its last chapter, on the mystica...

Optical Satellite Signal Processing and Enhancement
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Optical Satellite Signal Processing and Enhancement

This book provides a global review of optical satellite image and data compression theories, algorithms, and system implementations. Consisting of nine chapters, it describes a variety of lossless and near-lossless data-compression techniques and three international satellite-data-compression standards. The author shares his firsthand experience and research results in developing novel satellite-data-compression techniques for both o...

Properties of Perovskites and Other Oxides
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Properties of Perovskites and Other Oxides

This collection of reprints allows the reader to chart the course of Muller's scientific development, from his early papers in the late 1950s all the way to high-temperature superconductivity in 1985. A particular highlight is Muller's work on the Jahn-Teller effect written in 1967 and appearing only as an article in a conference proceedings is a g -- Contemporary Physics "Contemporary Physics"

Introduction to Light Emitting Diode Technology and Applications
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Introduction to Light Emitting Diode Technology and Applications

Great intro into the world of LEDs. Easy to read, well thought out, and relatively comprehensive. There are topics on the fundamentals of light, definition of LUMENS. LED drivers, lasers, etc. The book gets into detail but you don't need to solve any differential equations to get the idea. If you are interested in the topic, this would be a good book to start with.

Laser Beam Quality Metrics
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Laser Beam Quality Metrics

When I started my first job, fresh out of graduate school, I was asked to get a parametric oscillator working. As part of the work, I wanted to measure the beam quality. I used a commercial device which returned a number of either 1.3 or 7, sometimes oscillating back and forth between those two values. I read through the manual to see how the device worked and found that every important question was hidden behind the word "proprietar...

Dynamics of Dissipation
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Dynamics of Dissipation

This collection of lectures treats the dynamics of open systems with a strong emphasis on dissipation phenomena related to dynamical chaos. This research area is very broad, covering topics such as nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, environment-system coupling (decoherence) and applications of Markov semi-groups to name but a few. The book addresses not only experienced researchers in the field but also nonspecialists from related...

Quantum Theory at the Crossroads: Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference
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Quantum Theory at the Crossroads

"... Bacciagaluppi and Valentini have put together a most useful volume for historians and philosophers of physics alike. The excellent introduction and the important sources make this volume a most valuable contribution to the philosophy and history of quantum mechanics. It should be included in the reading list of every class on that subject, and it should be read by anyone who is concerned with the conceptual problems of quantum m...

Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians: A Guided Path from Maxwell's Equations to Yang-Mills
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Electricity and Magnetism for Mathematicians

Almost all current descriptions of the fundamental laws of the universe can be viewed as deep generalizations of Maxwell's equations, which have led to some of the most important mathematical discoveries of the past thirty years. This text introduces some of the mathematical wonders of these equations.

Memorial Volume on Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday
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Memorial Volume on Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday

In honor of one of the most prolific and exciting scientists of the second half of the last century, a memorial meeting was organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University for Professor Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday in January 2016. Salam believed that "scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind" and that the developing world should play its part, not merely by importing technology but b...

Solid State Transformation and Heat Treatment
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Solid State Transformation and Heat Treatment

The final microstructures of materials are often obtained by transformation in the solid state. A tight control of the relevant processes is vital for a material with optimal properties, and thus for the efficient large-scale production of industrial components. In this book, based on the recent EUROMAT symposium, the most important phenomena will be treated and new directions of research outlined. The main subjects are: Modelling pr...