Images of Infinity

Author: Dick Tahta

Publisher: Tarquin

ISBN: 1911093479

Category: Mathematics

Page: 94

View: 7101

Ideas and Explorations of the Meaning of Infinity. Who has not wondered if there is something beyond the universe? Or if there is a biggest number? Or if there is something smaller than the smallest thing?

Images and Insights

Author: K. R. Narayanan

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 332

View: 6222

Articles and transcripts of speeches by an Indian diplomat, chiefly on Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964, post-1947 Indian politics and government, world politics, Indian social statesmen, etc.; includes an account of his experiences.

Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Author: Christopher D. Johnson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464536

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 7314

The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book is the first in English to focus on his last project, the encyclopedic Atlas of Images: Mnemosyne. Begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of Warburg's death in 1929, the Atlas consisted of sixty-three large wooden panels covered with black cloth. On these panels Warburg carefully, intuitively arranged some thousand black-and-white photographs of classical and Renaissance art objects, as well as of astrological and astronomical images ranging from ancient Babylon to Weimar Germany. Here and there, he also included maps, manuscript pages, and contemporary images taken from newspapers. Trying through these constellations of images to make visible the many polarities that fueled antiquity's afterlife, Warburg envisioned the Atlas as a vital form of metaphoric thought. While the nondiscursive, frequently digressive character of the Atlas complicates any linear narrative of its themes and contents, Christopher D. Johnson traces several thematic sequences in the panels. By drawing on Warburg's published and unpublished writings and by attending to Warburg's cardinal idea that "pathos formulas" structure the West's cultural memory, Johnson maps numerous tensions between word and image in the Atlas. In addition to examining the work itself, he considers the literary, philosophical, and intellectual-historical implications of the Atlas. As Johnson demonstrates, the Atlas is not simply the culmination of Warburg's lifelong study of Renaissance culture but the ultimate expression of his now literal, now metaphoric search for syncretic solutions to the urgent problems posed by the history of art and culture.

Infinity

New Research Frontiers

Author: Michael Heller,W. Hugh Woodin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495569

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 8614

This interdisciplinary study of infinity explores the concept through the prism of mathematics and then offers more expansive investigations in areas beyond mathematical boundaries to reflect the broader, deeper implications of infinity for human intellectual thought. More than a dozen world-renowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than displaying a static picture of accepted views on infinity. The book starts with a historical examination of the transformation of infinity from a philosophical and theological study to one dominated by mathematics. It then offers technical discussions on the understanding of mathematical infinity. Following this, the book considers the perspectives of physics and cosmology: can infinity be found in the real universe? Finally, the book returns to questions of philosophical and theological aspects of infinity.

Changing Images of Pictorial Space

A History of Spatial Illusion in Painting

Author: William V. Dunning

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815625087

Category: Art

Page: 254

View: 9559

This is a history of one of the central organizing principles in all schools and periods of art. It traces the evolution of the conception and the depiction of space in European and American painting and the ways in which this evolution reflects ideological changes in society over 2000 years.

Bruce Dickinson: Insights

An interpretation of his solo albums

Author: Brigitte Schön

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1784625132

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 1795

Bruce Dickinson, best known as the lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, seems to have unbounded energy, ideas and imagination. He mesmerises thousands of fans with his integrity, vitality and wit. Wouldn’t it be great to know what makes him tick? Those who know Bruce Dickinson know: this man doesn’t do things by halves. Thus, he was voted a living example of a polymath by Intelligent Life magazine in 2009. Bruce has been recognised as a singer, a TV presenter, a record producer, a pilot and a fencer. Therefore, it should be no surprise that his lyrics also stand out. His subject matters are challenging ­­– he reflects on life and death, freedom and destiny, man and God, sex and religion. Asked about the complexity of his lyrics, Bruce said in an interview: “I ask myself, does it rock? And if it does, who gives a s**t what’s it’s about? All information’s there if people choose to dig for it.” The treasures you can find are absolutely worth the digging. Bruce also added: “And if they don’t then it doesn’t matter, so long as they enjoy it.” Bruce Dickinson is an undisputed master of heavy metal; his voice and music are a natural force. The subjects are extremely interesting and Bruce succeeds in artfully getting to the heart of them. This is why this book is dedicated to Bruce as a songwriter, as a poet of lyrics, some of which represent little masterpieces – even without music. They point beyond themselves by means of powerful imagery. Their ambiguity holds some surprises. The best way to get to know the real Bruce Dickinson probably is to have a beer with him. But he admitted that through his lyrics “you can certainly maybe get an idea of what is going {sic} on with myself,” and that’s why all fans of Bruce, and Iron Maiden, should read this book.

The Joy of x

Die Schönheit der Mathematik

Author: Steven Strogatz

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 8254

Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

Levels of Infinity

Selected Writings on Mathematics and Philosophy

Author: Hermann Weyl,Peter Pesic

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486489035

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 8493

This original anthology collects 10 of Weyl's less-technical writings that address the broader scope and implications of mathematics. Most have been long unavailable or not previously published in book form. Subjects include logic, topology, abstract algebra, relativity theory, and reflections on the work of Weyl's mentor, David Hilbert. 2012 edition.

Strabismus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

ScholarlyPaper

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481656031

Category: Medical

Page: 42

View: 5851

Strabismus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Additional Research in a compact format. The editors have built Strabismus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Additional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Strabismus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Mirrors of Infinity:

The French Formal Garden and 17th-Century Metaphysics

Author: Allen S. Weiss

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980508

Category: Gardening

Page: 111

View: 2721

Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.

The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations that Transform the World

Author: David Deutsch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140278168

Category: Explanation

Page: 487

View: 750

'This is Deutsch at his most ambitious, seeking to understand the implications of our scientific explanations of the world . . . I enthusiastically recommend this rich, wide-ranging and elegantly written exposition of the unique insights of one of our most original intellectuals' Michael Berry, Times Higher Education Supplement In our search for truth, how far have we advanced? This uniquely human quest for good explanations has driven amazing improvements in everything from scientific understanding and technology to politics, moral values and human welfare. But will progress end, either in catastrophe or completion - or will it continue infinitely? In this profound and seminal book, David Deutsch explores the furthest reaches of our current understanding, taking in the Infinity Hotel, supernovae and the nature of optimism, to instill in all of us a wonder at what we have achieved - and the fact that this is only the beginning of humanity's infinite possibility. 'David Deutsch may well go down in history as one of the great scientists of our age' Scotsman 'Bold . . . profound . . . provocative and persuasive' Economist 'Science has never had an advocate quite like David Deutsch . . . A computational physicist on a par with his touchstones Alan Turing and Richard Feynman, and a philosopher in the line of his greatest hero, Karl Popper. His arguments are so clear that to read him is to experience the thrill of the highest level of discourse available on this planet and to understand it' Peter Forbes, Independent

New Insight Into IELTS

Author: Vanessa Jakeman,Clare McDowell

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125342569

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1235

Unendlicher Spaß

Infinite Jest. Roman

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305379

Category: Fiction

Page: 1552

View: 8812

Der Kultroman als eBook! »Unendlicher Spaß vereint literarische Innovation und Lesbarkeit auf eigene, unerhörte, markerschütternde Weise.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »Unendlicher Spa߫ – so nannte James Incandenza seinen Film, der Menschen, die ihn anschauen, so verhext, dass sie sich nicht mehr von ihm lösen können und dabei verdursten und verhungern. Sein Sohn Hal, ein Tenniswunderkind mit außergewöhnlichen intellektuellen Fähigkeiten, studiert an der Enfield Tennis Academy (ETA), die von seinem Vater gegründet wurde. Hier sowie im nahe gelegenen Ennet-House, einem Entziehungsheim für Drogenabhängige, spielt ein Teil der überbordenden Handlung, die jeden literarischen Kosmos sprengt – in einem leicht in die Zukunft versetzten Amerika, das mit Kanada und Mexiko die »Organisation der nordamerikanischen Nationen« bildet und von radikalen Separatisten in Kanada bekämpft wird. 1996 erschien »Infinite Jest« in den USA und machte David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der Literaturszene. Nicht allein der schiere Umfang, sondern vor allem die sprachliche Kreativität, die ungeheure Themenvielfalt, die treffsichere Gesellschaftskritik, scharfe Analyse sowie der Humor machen den Roman zum Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur. Namhafte Autoren von Dave Eggers bis Jonathan Franzen sehen in diesem Buch ein Vorbild für ihr Schaffen. Ulrich Blumenbach hat sechs Jahre lang an der Übersetzung gearbeitet, und seine kongeniale Übertragung ins Deutsche wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet.

Iterative Identification and Restoration of Images

Author: Reginald L. Lagendijk,Jan Biemond

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792390978

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 8971

Doctoral thesis done. at the Delft University of Technology.

Statistics of Medical Imaging

Author: Tianhu Lei

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420088432

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 1369

Statistical investigation into technology not only provides a better understanding of the intrinsic features of the technology (analysis), but also leads to an improved design of the technology (synthesis). Physical principles and mathematical procedures of medical imaging technologies have been extensively studied during past decades. However, less work has been done on the statistical aspects of these techniques. Statistics of Medical Imaging fills this gap and provides a theoretical framework for statistical investigation into medical imaging technologies. Features Describes physical principles and mathematical procedures of two medical imaging techniques: X-ray CT and MRI Presents statistical properties of imaging data (measurements) at each stage in the imaging processes of X-ray CT and MRI Demonstrates image reconstruction as a transform from a set of random variables (imaging data) to another set of random variables (image data) Presents statistical properties of image data (pixel intensities) at three levels: a single pixel, any two pixels, and a group of pixels (a region) Provides two stochastic models for X-ray CT and MR image in terms of their statistics and two model-based statistical image analysis methods Evaluates statistical image analysis methods in terms of their detection, estimation, and classification performances Indicates that X-ray CT, MRI, PET and SPECT belong to a category of imaging: the non-diffraction computed tomography Rather than offering detailed descriptions of statistics of basic imaging protocols of X-ray CT and MRI, this book provides a method to conduct similar statistical investigations into more complicated imaging protocols.

Journey to Infinity

Author: Aadeshnath

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462835015

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 67

View: 3544

Yogi Hemant Panchpor alias Aadeshnath was born and brought up in a middle class family from Pune, India. He has traveled to different parts of the world in the search of mystery of spiritual world. Settled in Toronto, his thoughts are revolutionary in nature. His attachment to the culture in the East and personal development from the West makes him a right person to write on the topic. He has received spiritual blessing in the young age in India. His working life in the North America gives him insight in the life of common people. His experience as Yoga teacher and practitioner gives him authority to speak on the topic of Mental Yoga based on Bhagwad Geeta, a topic not yet touched upon in North America. Mental Yoga by Andy Bernstein or Dr. Mark Hyman is different. He tries to unlock the information locked in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, and brings the principles of Yoga for the benefit of the Western society. He has studied Bible, Quran as well as Bhagwad Geeta, and he is painting a picture of the future based on these holy books. This book has been edited and propelled by his friends relating to different faiths and coming from different parts of the world and settled in Toronto. The help from Hindu Prarthana Samaj, ISKCON, Islamic Information Center and International Church of Toronto is very much appreciated in addition to Sri Ambika Yog Kutir, Thane, India. You will find this book full of spiritual knowledge and it presents ways to face the stress in the Western life. Contact: Yogi Hemant Panchpor alias Aadeshnath 37 Miller Street Toronto-ON-M6N 2Z6 Tel: 001-(416) 653.8125 Email: [email protected] For more information, please visit www.journeytoinfinity.org

Infinity: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198755236

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 8572

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Aristotle, Eudoxus, and Archimedes. The infinitely large (infinite) isintimately related to the infinitely small (infinitesimal). Cosmologists consider sweeping questions about whether space and time are infinite. Philosophers and mathematicians ranging from Zeno to Russell have posed numerous paradoxes about infinity and infinitesimals. Many vital areas ofmathematics rest upon some version of infinity. The most obvious, and the first context in which major new techniques depended on formulating infinite processes, is calculus. But there are many others, for example Fourier analysis and fractals.In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Stewart discusses infinity in mathematics while also drawing in the various other aspects of infinity and explaining some of the major problems and insights arising from this concept. He argues that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectualexercise but that it is instead a concept with important practical everyday applications, and considers how mathematicians use infinity and infinitesimals to answer questions or supply techniques that do not appear to involve the infinite.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Hardcover Ruled Journal

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781683833376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 1947

Assemble your heroic ideas and turn them into actions with this hardcover ruled journal inspired by the Avengers: Infinity War film. The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are back! Featuring iconic imagery from the Avengers: Infinity War film, this stunning hardcover journal captures the iconic look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is a must-have item for fans. With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 4.5 x 7.5–inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos. Note: storing shawarma in the back pocket is not recommended.