English | PDF | 2004 | 547 Pages | ISBN : 303489595X | 45.5 MB
Boundary problems constitute an essential field of common mathematical interest. The intention of this volume is to highlight several analytic and geometric aspects of boundary problems with special emphasis on their interplay. It includes surveys on classical topics presented from a modern perspective as well as reports on current research.
English | PDF | 2017 | 214 Pages | ISBN : 9463009949 | 11 MB
This is a book for practitioners working in community-based healthcare as well as educators of future practitioners and researchers exploring this practice field and for people with chronic disabilities and their families and carers. The book invites readers to re-think and re-shape the way that community-based healthcare is practised by practitioners and experienced/engaged with by clients/patients and their families and other carers.
English | PDF | 2003 | 444 Pages | ISBN : 3034894295 | 35 MB
This volume focuses on recent developments in non-linear and hyperbolic equations. It will be a most valuable resource for researchers in applied mathematics, the theory of wavelets, and in mathematical and theoretical physics.
English | PDF | 2005 | 294 Pages | ISBN : 1402026978 | 3.5 MB
In 1690, Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) published Traité de la Lumière, containing his renowned wave theory of light. It is considered a landmark in seventeenth-century science, for the way Huygens mathematized the corpuscular nature of light and his probabilistic conception of natural knowledge.
English | PDF | 2004 | 791 Pages | ISBN : 1402027028 | 6 MB
This handbook offers a state-of-the-art overview of quantitative science and technology research. It focuses on the development and application of indicators derived from data on scientific or scholarly publications and patents. It comprises 34 chapters written by leading specialists in the various sub-domains. These chapters deal with theoretical and methodological issues, illustrate applications, and highlight their policy context and relevance. (more…)
English/French | PDF | 2005 | 210 Pages | ISBN : 1402030258 | 1.7 MB
In this book philosophers try to answer the following question: What is globalization and what does ‘globe’ or ‘world’ (monde) signify?
English | PDF | 2005 | 231 Pages | ISBN : 1402030479 | 12 MB
The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present’s point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past’s rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be – and sometimes markedly so – was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale. (more…)
English | PDF | 2005 | 547 Pages | ISBN : 1402026161 | 12.2 MB
This second volume in the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science brings a pragmatic perspective to the discussion of the unity of science.
English | PDF | 2005 | 305 Pages | ISBN : 140203377X | 1.7 MB
Walter Charleton (1619-1707) has been widely depicted as a natural philosopher whose intellectual career mirrored the intellectual ferment of the ‘scientific revolution’. Instead of viewing him as a barometer of intellectual change, I examine the previously unexplored question of his identity as a physician. Examining three of his vernacular medical texts, this volume considers Charleton’s thoughts on anatomy, physiology and the methods by which he sought to understand the invisible processes of the body.
English | PDF | 2017 | 353 Pages | ISBN : 3319525956 | 32.5 MB
Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky.