Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
  • Title : Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
  • Author : Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139495488
  • Pages :
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  • Language : English
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One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.


Knowmad Society by John Moravec

Knowmad Society
  • Title : Knowmad Society
  • Author : John Moravec
  • Publisher : Education Futures LLC
  • ISBN Code : 0615742092
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Knowmad Society explores the future of learning, work, and how we relate with each other in a world driven by accelerating change, value networks, and the rise of knowmads. Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers: Creative, imaginative, and innovative people who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The jobs associated with 21st century knowledge and innovation workers have become much less specific concerning task and place, but require more value-generative applications of what they know. The office as we know it is gone. Schools and other learning spaces will follow next. In this book, nine authors from three continents, ranging from academics to business leaders, share their visions for the future of learning and work. Educational and organizational implications are uncovered, experiences are shared, and the contributors explore what it's going to take for individuals, organizations, and nations to succeed in Knowmad Society.


Information—Consciousness—Reality by James B. Glattfelder

Information—Consciousness—Reality
  • Title : Information—Consciousness—Reality
  • Author : James B. Glattfelder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030036332
  • Pages : 662
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  • Language : English
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This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.


Physical Foundations of Solid-State Devices by E. Fred Schubert

Physical Foundations of Solid-State Devices
  • Title : Physical Foundations of Solid-State Devices
  • Author : E. Fred Schubert
  • Publisher : E. Fred Schubert
  • ISBN Code : 0986382620
  • Pages : 275
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  • Language : English
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It is beneficial for technical personnel working in the field of microelectronic, optoelectronic, and photonic semiconductor devices to get a good understanding of the physical foundations ofmodern semiconductor devices. Questions that technical personnel may ask are: How areelectrons propagating in the periodic potential of a semiconductor crystal lattice? What are thefoundations of semiconductor heterostructure devices? How does quantum mechanics relateto semiconductor heterostructure devices? This book tries to answer questions such as these. The book provides a basis for the understanding of modern semiconductor devices that havedimensions in the nanometer range, i.e. comparable to the electron de Broglie wavelength. Classical and semi-classical physics no longer gives a full description of a number of physicalprocesses. The inclusion of quantum mechanical principles becomes mandatory and provides a useful description of many physical processes in electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic heterostructure devices. The first part of the book (Chapters 1 – 11) teaches quantum-mechanical principles, including the postulates of quantum mechanics, operators, the uncertainty principle, the Schrödinger equation, non-periodic and periodic potentials, quantum wells, and perturbation theory. The second part of the book (Chapters 12 – 20) applies these principles to semiconductor devices and discusses the density of states, semiconductor statistics, carrier concentrations, doping, tunneling, and some aspects of heterostructure devices. The book may be of particular interest to individuals working in the fields of microelectronics, optoelectronics, and photonics with an educational background in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Materials Science.


Quantum Christianity by Aaron D Davis

Quantum Christianity
  • Title : Quantum Christianity
  • Author : Aaron D Davis
  • Publisher : Tattoopreacher.com
  • ISBN Code : 9780998087030
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Amazon Best Seller. Aaron D. Davis presents a case for Christianity by showing the continuity between science and theology, and uncovering the intent that God has always had for mankind in the Earth.


How Change Happens by Duncan Green

How Change Happens
  • Title : How Change Happens
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198785399
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect. Striking then, why so many universities lack programs for social activists, to which students can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radar of those actively seeking change. This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on how change happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.


Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe by Menas Kafatos

Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
  • Title : Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe
  • Author : Menas Kafatos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401708495
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Bell's Theorem and its associated implications for the nature of the physical world remain topics of great interest. For this reason many meetings have been recently held on the interpretation of quantum theory and the implications of Bell's Theorem. Generally these meetings have been held primarily for quantum physicists and philosophers of science who have been or are actively working on the topic. Nevertheless, other philosophers of science, mathematicians, engineers as well as members of the general public have increasingly taken interest in Bell's Theorem and its implications. The Fall Workshop held at George Mason University on October 21 and 22, 1988 and titled "Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe" was of a more general scope. Not only it attracted experts in the field, it also covered other topics such as the implications of quantum non-locality for the nature of consciousness, cosmology, the anthropic principle, etc. topics usually not covered in previous meetings of this kind. The meeting was attended by more than one hundred ten specialists and other interested people from all over the world. The purpose of the meeting was not to provide a definitive answer to the general questions raised by Bell's Theorem. It is likely that the debate will go on for quite a long time. Rather, it was meant to contribute to the important dialogue between different disciplines.


Quantum Computing by Eleanor Rieffel,Wolfgang Polak

Quantum Computing
  • Title : Quantum Computing
  • Author : Eleanor Rieffel,Wolfgang Polak
  • Publisher : Scientific and Engineering Computation
  • ISBN Code : 0262526670
  • Pages : 372
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"The text covers the basic building blocks of quantum information processing, quantum bits and quantum gates, showing their relationship to the key quantum concepts of quantum measurement, quantum state transformation, and entanglement between quantum subsystems; it treats quantum algorithms, discussing notions of complexity and describing a number of simple algorithms as well as the most significant algorithms to date; and it explores entanglement and robust quantum computation, investigating such topics as quantifying entanglement, decoherence, quantum error correction, and fault tolerance."--Back cover.


How to Understand Quantum Mechanics by John P. Ralston

How to Understand Quantum Mechanics
  • Title : How to Understand Quantum Mechanics
  • Author : John P. Ralston
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1681740346
  • Pages : 221
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  • Language : English
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How to Understand Quantum Mechanics presents an accessible introduction to understanding quantum mechanics in a natural and intuitive way, which was advocated by Erwin Schroedinger and Albert Einstein. A theoretical physicist reveals dozens of easy tricks that avoid long calculations, makes complicated things simple, and bypasses the worthless anguish of famous scientists who died in angst. The author's approach is light-hearted, and the book is written to be read without equations, however all relevant equations still appear with explanations as to what they mean. The book entertainingly rejects quantum disinformation, the MKS unit system (obsolete), pompous non-explanations, pompous people, the hoax of the 'uncertainty principle' (it is just a math relation), and the accumulated junk-DNA that got into the quantum operating system by misreporting it. The order of presentation is new and also unique by warning about traps to be avoided, while separating topics such as quantum probability to let the Schroedinger equation be appreciated in the simplest way on its own terms. This is also the first book on quantum theory that is not based on arbitrary and confusing axioms or foundation principles. The author is so unprincipled he shows where obsolete principles duplicated basic math facts, became redundant, and sometimes were just pawns in academic turf wars. The book has many original topics not found elsewhere, and completely researched references to original historical sources and anecdotes concerting the unrecognized scientists who actually did discover things, did not all get Nobel prizes, and yet had interesting productive lives.


The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

The Art of Game Design
  • Title : The Art of Game Design
  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0123694965
  • Pages : 520
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.


The Sticking Point Solution by Jay Abraham

The Sticking Point Solution
  • Title : The Sticking Point Solution
  • Author : Jay Abraham
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1458778304
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Businesses can plateau, stall, OR stagnatewithout the owners or key executives even realizing it. A business might be achieving incremental year-on-year growth and yet still be in a situation of stagnation or stall. Why? Because entrepreneurs and executives often focus on the wrong things and don't know how to solve the problems that get their businesses stuck. The purpose of The Sticking Point Solution is to help entrepreneurs and executives recognize the ways in which their businesses may be stuck, and to then give them tools for getting unstuck and enjoying exponential growth. To achieve this, Jay will help you identify the nine ''sticking points'' that keep entrepreneurs and executives alike grinding just to survive, instead of growing and thriving. The results: freedom from stagnation and stalling; new levels of profitability and success; and a much greater sense of control and pleasure from running the enterprise. How to achieve this exquisite state is the impetus for The Sticking Point Solution.


The Universal Machine by Ian Watson

The Universal Machine
  • Title : The Universal Machine
  • Author : Ian Watson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642281028
  • Pages : 353
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The computer unlike other inventions is universal; you can use a computer for many tasks: writing, composing music, designing buildings, creating movies, inhabiting virtual worlds, communicating... This popular science history isn't just about technology but introduces the pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Apple's Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg. This story is about people and the changes computers have caused. In the future ubiquitous computing, AI, quantum and molecular computing could even make us immortal. The computer has been a radical invention. In less than a single human life computers are transforming economies and societies like no human invention before.


Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Committee on the Physics of the Universe

Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos
  • Title : Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Committee on the Physics of the Universe
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309171137
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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Advances made by physicists in understanding matter, space, and time and by astronomers in understanding the universe as a whole have closely intertwined the question being asked about the universe at its two extremesâ€"the very large and the very small. This report identifies 11 key questions that have a good chance to be answered in the next decade. It urges that a new research strategy be created that brings to bear the techniques of both astronomy and sub-atomic physics in a cross-disciplinary way to address these questions. The report presents seven recommendations to facilitate the necessary research and development coordination. These recommendations identify key priorities for future scientific projects critical for realizing these scientific opportunities.


Computer and Information Security Handbook by John R. Vacca

Computer and Information Security Handbook
  • Title : Computer and Information Security Handbook
  • Author : John R. Vacca
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • ISBN Code : 0123946123
  • Pages : 1200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The second edition of this comprehensive handbook of computer and information security provides the most complete view of computer security and privacy available. It offers in-depth coverage of security theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advances. It explores practical solutions to many security issues. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. The book is organized into 10 parts comprised of 70 contributed chapters by leading experts in the areas of networking and systems security, information management, cyber warfare and security, encryption technology, privacy, data storage, physical security, and a host of advanced security topics. New to this edition are chapters on intrusion detection, securing the cloud, securing web apps, ethical hacking, cyber forensics, physical security, disaster recovery, cyber attack deterrence, and more. Chapters by leaders in the field on theory and practice of computer and information security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions


From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green

From Poverty to Power
  • Title : From Poverty to Power
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxfam
  • ISBN Code : 0855985933
  • Pages : 522
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.


The Quantum and the Lotus by Matthieu Ricard,Trinh Xuan Thuan

The Quantum and the Lotus
  • Title : The Quantum and the Lotus
  • Author : Matthieu Ricard,Trinh Xuan Thuan
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780307566126
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. Trinh Thuan was born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam but became intrigued by the explosion of discoveries in astronomy during the 1960s. He made his way to the prestigious California Institute of Technology to study with some of the biggest names in the field and is now an acclaimed astrophysicist and specialist on how the galaxies formed. When Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Thuan met at an academic conference in the summer of 1997, they began discussing the many remarkable connections between the teachings of Buddhism and the findings of recent science. That conversation grew into an astonishing correspondence exploring a series of fascinating questions. Did the universe have a beginning? Or is our universe one in a series of infinite universes with no end and no beginning? Is the concept of a beginning of time fundamentally flawed? Might our perception of time in fact be an illusion, a phenomenon created in our brains that has no ultimate reality? Is the stunning fine-tuning of the universe, which has produced just the right conditions for life to evolve, a sign that a “principle of creation” is at work in our world? If such a principle of creation undergirds the workings of the universe, what does that tell us about whether or not there is a divine Creator? How does the radical interpretation of reality offered by quantum physics conform to and yet differ from the Buddhist conception of reality? What is consciousness and how did it evolve? Can consciousness exist apart from a brain generating it? The stimulating journey of discovery the authors traveled in their discussions is re-created beautifully in The Quantum and the Lotus, written in the style of a lively dialogue between friends. Both the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the discoveries of contemporary science are introduced with great clarity, and the reader will be profoundly impressed by the many correspondences between the two streams of thought and revelation. Through the course of their dialogue, the authors reach a remarkable meeting of minds, ultimately offering a vital new understanding of the many ways in which science and Buddhism confirm and complement each other and of the ways in which, as Matthieu Ricard writes, “knowledge of our spirits and knowledge of the world are mutually enlightening and empowering.”


Quantum Computer Science by N. David Mermin

Quantum Computer Science
  • Title : Quantum Computer Science
  • Author : N. David Mermin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781139466806
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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In the 1990's it was realized that quantum physics has some spectacular applications in computer science. This book is a concise introduction to quantum computation, developing the basic elements of this new branch of computational theory without assuming any background in physics. It begins with an introduction to the quantum theory from a computer-science perspective. It illustrates the quantum-computational approach with several elementary examples of quantum speed-up, before moving to the major applications: Shor's factoring algorithm, Grover's search algorithm, and quantum error correction. The book is intended primarily for computer scientists who know nothing about quantum theory, but will also be of interest to physicists who want to learn the theory of quantum computation, and philosophers of science interested in quantum foundational issues. It evolved during six years of teaching the subject to undergraduates and graduate students in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and physics, at Cornell University.


Quantum Algorithms Via Linear Algebra by Richard J. Lipton,Kenneth W. Regan

Quantum Algorithms Via Linear Algebra
  • Title : Quantum Algorithms Via Linear Algebra
  • Author : Richard J. Lipton,Kenneth W. Regan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262028395
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Quantum computing explained in terms of elementary linear algebra, emphasizing computation and algorithms and requiring no background in physics.


Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe by J. Buchan,Who Regional Office for Europe,M. Wismar,Jeni Bremner,I. A. Glinos

Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe
  • Title : Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe
  • Author : J. Buchan,Who Regional Office for Europe,M. Wismar,Jeni Bremner,I. A. Glinos
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789289050258
  • Pages : 396
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Health professional mobility in Europe has become a fast moving target for policy makers. It is evolving rapidly in direction and magnitude as a consequence of fundamental change caused by EU enlargement and the financial and economic crisis. Health professional mobility changes the numbers of health professionals in countries and the skill-mix of the workforce, with consequences for health system performance. Countries must factor in mobility if they are forecasting and planning their workforce requirements. To this end they need clarity on mobility trends and the mobile workforce, and effective interventions for retaining domestic and integrating foreign-trained health workers. Health professional mobility remains an unfinished agenda in Europe, at a time when the repercussions of the financial crisis continue to impact on the European health workforce and its patterns of mobility. This book sheds new light on health professional mobility in this changing Europe. It is the second volume of the PROMeTHEUS project, following the previously published country case study volume. The 14 thematic chapters in this book are grouped in three parts: * The changing dynamics of health professional mobility * The mobile individual * Policy responses in a changing Europe The book goes well beyond situation analysis as it presents practical tools such as a yardstick for registry methodology, a typology of mobile individuals, qualitative tools for studying the motivation of the workforce and a set of concrete policy responses at EU, national and organizational level including bi-lateral agreements, codes and workplace responses.


Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences by National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Title : Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309164757
  • Pages : 316
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.


The Quantum Structure of Space and Time by N.A

The Quantum Structure of Space and Time
  • Title : The Quantum Structure of Space and Time
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9814477273
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Realization of Star Trek Technologies by Mark E. Lasbury

The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Title : The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Author : Mark E. Lasbury
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331940914X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, the futuristic tools of Kirk, Spock, Scott, and McCoy continue to come to life. This book merges Star Trek scientific lore—how the science of the time informed the implementation of technology in the series—and the science as it is playing out today. Scientists and engineers have made and continue to develop replicators, teletransporters, tractor beams, and vision restoring visors. This book combines the vision of 1966 science fiction with the latest research in physics, biotechnology, and engineering.


Quantum [Un]Speakables II by Reinhold Bertlmann,Anton Zeilinger

Quantum [Un]Speakables II
  • Title : Quantum [Un]Speakables II
  • Author : Reinhold Bertlmann,Anton Zeilinger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319389874
  • Pages : 533
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This self-contained essay collection is published to commemorate half a century of Bell’s theorem. Like its much acclaimed predecessor “Quantum [Un]Speakables: From Bell to Quantum Information” (published 2002), it comprises essays by many of the worlds leading quantum physicists and philosophers. These revisit the foundations of quantum theory as well as elucidating the remarkable progress in quantum technologies achieved in the last couple of decades. Fundamental concepts such as entanglement, nonlocality and contextuality are described in an accessible manner and, alongside lively descriptions of the various theoretical and experimental approaches, the book also delivers interesting philosophical insights. The collection as a whole will serve as a broad introduction for students and newcomers as well as delighting the scientifically literate general reader.


50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays by Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays
  • Title : 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays
  • Author : Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
  • Publisher : Supercollege Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9781617600043
  • Pages : 221
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Contains 50 essays with analysis from successful Ivy League applicants, tips on how to select the best topic, what Ivy League admission officers want to see in your essay, 25 mistakes that guarantee failure and tips from Ivy League students on how to write a successful essay"--


Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt by K. Hume

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt
  • Title : Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt
  • Author : K. Hume
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137068299
  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This candid book dispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process and provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools.


Introduction to Chemistry by Tracy Poulsen

Introduction to Chemistry
  • Title : Introduction to Chemistry
  • Author : Tracy Poulsen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781490910178
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Designed for students in Nebo School District, this text covers the Utah State Core Curriculum for chemistry with few additional topics.


The Physics of Quantum Mechanics by James Binney,David Skinner

The Physics of Quantum Mechanics
  • Title : The Physics of Quantum Mechanics
  • Author : James Binney,David Skinner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199688567
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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"First published by Cappella Archive in 2008."


Nanomedicine by Yi Ge,Songjun Li,Shenqi Wang,Richard Moore

Nanomedicine
  • Title : Nanomedicine
  • Author : Yi Ge,Songjun Li,Shenqi Wang,Richard Moore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1461421403
  • Pages : 413
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Increasing demand for and awareness of the applications of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new fast-growing multidisciplinary area - nanomedicine. This book offers comprehensive knowledge of and diverse perspectives on nanomedicine through two independent volumes. It aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and medicine through contributions by world-renowned experts from wide range of backgrounds including academia, industry, professional consultancy, and government agencies. Each contribution integrates knowledge from a wide range of areas to present the fundamentals of new applications and products of nanomedicine, as well as an outlook for the future. This book can well serve as a reference and guide for students, academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, clinicians, government researchers, and healthcare professionals.


Reaching Students by Linda Kober,Board on Science Education,Nancy Kober,National Research Council,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Reaching Students
  • Title : Reaching Students
  • Author : Linda Kober,Board on Science Education,Nancy Kober,National Research Council,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  • Publisher : National Academy Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309300438
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are there ways of thinking that hinder or help their learning process? Which teaching strategies are most effective in developing their knowledge and skills? And how can practitioners apply these strategies to their own courses or suggest new approaches within their departments or institutions? "Reaching Students" strives to answer these questions. "Reaching Students" presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in your classroom or institution. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way. The research-based strategies in "Reaching Students" can be adopted or adapted by instructors and leaders in all types of public or private higher education institutions. They are designed to work in introductory and upper-level courses, small and large classes, lectures and labs, and courses for majors and non-majors. And these approaches are feasible for practitioners of all experience levels who are open to incorporating ideas from research and reflecting on their teaching practices. This book is an essential resource for enriching instruction and better educating students.


An Introduction to Quantum Computing by Phillip Kaye,Institute for Quantum Computing Phillip Kaye,Raymond Laflamme,Michele Mosca,Institute for Quantum Computing Michele Mosca

An Introduction to Quantum Computing
  • Title : An Introduction to Quantum Computing
  • Author : Phillip Kaye,Institute for Quantum Computing Phillip Kaye,Raymond Laflamme,Michele Mosca,Institute for Quantum Computing Michele Mosca
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 274
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The authors provide an introduction to quantum computing. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in these disciplines, this text is illustrated with diagrams and exercises.


Cybersecurity by Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman

Cybersecurity
  • Title : Cybersecurity
  • Author : Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199918090
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Dependence on computers has had a transformative effect on human society. Cybernetics is now woven into the core functions of virtually every basic institution, including our oldest ones. War is one such institution, and the digital revolution's impact on it has been profound. The American military, which has no peer, is almost completely reliant on high-tech computer systems. Given the Internet's potential for full-spectrum surveillance and information disruption, the marshaling of computer networks represents the next stage of cyberwar. Indeed, it is upon us already. The recent Stuxnet episode, in which Israel fed a malignant computer virus into Iran's nuclear facilities, is one such example. Penetration into US government computer systems by Chinese hackers-presumably sponsored by the Chinese government-is another. Together, they point to a new era in the evolution of human conflict. In Cybersecurity and Cyerbwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, noted experts Peter W. Singer and Allan Friedman lay out how the revolution in military cybernetics occurred and explain where it is headed. They begin with an explanation of what cyberspace is before moving on to discussions of how it can be exploited and why it is so hard to defend. Throughout, they discuss the latest developments in military and security technology. Singer and Friedman close with a discussion of how people and governments can protect themselves. In sum, Cybersecurity and Cyerbwar is the definitive account on the subject for the educated general reader who wants to know more about the nature of war, conflict, and security in the twenty-first century.


Regulating Content on Social Media by Corinne Tan

Regulating Content on Social Media
  • Title : Regulating Content on Social Media
  • Author : Corinne Tan
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787351726
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How are users influenced by social media platforms when they generate content, and does this influence affect users’ compliance with copyright laws? These are pressing questions in today’s internet age, and Regulating Content on Social Media answers them by analysing how the behaviours of social media users are regulated from a copyright perspective. Corinne Tan, an internet governance specialist, compares copyright laws on selected social media platforms, namely Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia, with other regulatory factors such as the terms of service and the technological features of each platform. This comparison enables her to explore how each platform affects the role copyright laws play in securing compliance from their users. Through a case study detailing the content generative activities undertaken by a hypothetical user named Jane Doe, as well as drawing from empirical studies, the book argues that – in spite of copyright’s purported regulation of certain behaviours – users are 'nudged' by the social media platforms themselves to behave in ways that may be inconsistent with copyright laws. Praise for Regulating Content on Social Media 'This book makes an important contribution to the field of social media and copyright. It tackles the real issue of how social media is designed to encourage users to engage in generative practices, in a sense effectively “seducing” users into practices that involve misuse or infringement of copyright, whilst simultaneously normalising such practices.’ Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, Adelaide Law School, Australia "This timely and accessible book examines the regulation of content generative activities across five popular social media platforms – Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia. Its in-depth, critical and comparative analysis of the platforms' growing efforts to align terms of service and technological features with copyright law should be of great interest to anyone studying the interplay of law and new media." Peter K. Yu, Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University


The Future of Business by Rohit Talwar,Gerd Leonhard ,Gray Scott ,B.J. Murphy,Ian Pearson,Laura Goodrich,Cornelia Daheim,Joyce Gioia,Calum Chace

The Future of Business
  • Title : The Future of Business
  • Author : Rohit Talwar,Gerd Leonhard ,Gray Scott ,B.J. Murphy,Ian Pearson,Laura Goodrich,Cornelia Daheim,Joyce Gioia,Calum Chace
  • Publisher : Fast Future Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0993295819
  • Pages : 591
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Future of Business explores how the commercial world is being transformed by the complex interplay between social, economic and political shifts, disruptive ideas, bold strategies and breakthroughs in science and technology. Over 60 contributors from 21 countries explore how the business landscape will be reshaped by factors as diverse as the modification of the human brain and body, 3D printing, alternative energy sources, the reinvention of government, new business models, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and the potential emergence of the Star Trek economy.


Principles of Quantum Computation and Information by Giuliano Benenti,Giulio Casati,Giuliano Strini

Principles of Quantum Computation and Information
  • Title : Principles of Quantum Computation and Information
  • Author : Giuliano Benenti,Giulio Casati,Giuliano Strini
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • ISBN Code : 9814482781
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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' Quantum computation and information is a new, rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. Therefore, it is not easy to understand its fundamental concepts and central results without facing numerous technical details. This book provides the reader a useful and not-too-heavy guide. It offers a simple and self-contained introduction; no previous knowledge of quantum mechanics or classical computation is required. Volume I may be used as a textbook for a one-semester introductory course in quantum information and computation, both for upper-level undergraduate students and for graduate students. It contains a large number of solved exercises, which are an essential complement to the text, as they will help the student to become familiar with the subject. The book may also be useful as general education for readers who want to know the fundamental principles of quantum information and computation and who have the basic background acquired from their undergraduate course in physics, mathematics, or computer science. Contents:Introduction to Classical ComputationIntroduction to Quantum MechanicsQuantum ComputationQuantum Communication Readership: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in physics, mathematics and computer science. Keywords:Quantum Computation;Quantum Information;Quantum Algorithms;Quantum Communication;Quantum Cryptography;Complex Systems;Dynamical Systems;Quantum Chaos;Nanoscience;Quantum OpticsReviews:“The book by Benenti, Casati and Strini is an excellent introduction to the fascinating field of quantum computation and information. The reader is gently introduced to this field starting from the basics in computation and quantum mechanics to the more advanced topics of quantum computation of dynamical systems. The book is written in a very clear way, accessible both to undergraduate and graduate students in physics, computer science and engineering.”Rosario Fazio Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy “The first volume of the present textbook aims at filling the gap between elementary introductory books and more advanced reference manuals. The choice of topics and the emphasis on concepts rather than mathematical technicalities makes it good choice for an introductory course of Quantum Information Theory for physicists or computer scientists with little background in this area. Of particular interest is the description of the links between quantum computation and quantum chaos, a research area in which the authors are leading experts, a topic rarely treated in introductory textbooks. The present volume is a welcomed addition to the existing choice of textbooks in quantum information theory and quantum computation.”Professor G Massimo Palma University of Milan, Italy “This book gives a clear and exhaustive introduction to quantum computation and quantum communication. Together with the second volume it covers all the main topics in the field of quantum information theory. It is suited for a wide audience, ranging from computer scientists to physicists and engineers. It is an effective self-contained textbook for an introductory course in quantum information theory and a precious tool for researchers who wish to approach the field.”Professor Chiara Macchiavello University of Pavia, Italy “The first volume of the two-volume edition is an introduction to the main concepts of quantum computation and information. The book offers a simple, clear and systematic treatment of qubits, quantum gates, various quantum algorithms and quantum communication. The chapters on classical information theory and quantum mechanics make the book easy to read. The book is recommended to undergraduate as well as graduate students in physics, mathematics and computer science. The large number of exercises is supplemented by solutions. The reader is encouraged for active work.”Professor Ioannis Antoniou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece “Besides giving an excellent introduction to the field it provides a unique perspective on the blending and cross-fertilization between the methods of quantum information and quantum chaos, both areas in which the authors are leading experts.”Marcos Saraceno Comision Nac. de Energia Atomica, Argentina “The authors have done a very good job, succeeding to present the main topics of this domain with remarkable concision and clarity.”Bertrand Georgeot CNRS/Universite Paul Sabatier, France “This book is, on the whole, well-written and readable. The material is presented concisely, and illustrated with simple examples and exercises … the material in the current book is much more compact and easily learned than the phonebook-sized compendium of Nielsen and Chuang. It could serve well as the text for an introductory course … It also contains numerous exercises, which mostly seem well thought out and appropriate to the material presented.”Mathematical Reviews “Reading this book one remarks from the very beginning that it is outstanding and well formulated with both mathematical and verbal respects … This book is didactically well organized and written in a clear language. It can be best recommended to people to whom it is addressed by the authors.”Zentralblatt MATH '


Final Theory by Mark Alpert

Final Theory
  • Title : Final Theory
  • Author : Mark Alpert
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471105512
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Einheitliche Feldtheorie'. The final words of his dying mentor will change David Swift's life forever. Within hours of hearing those words, David is arrested, interrogated and almost assassinated. But he's too busy running for his life to work out what it all means. Has he accidentally inherited Einstein's Unified Theory -- a set of equations with the power to destroy the world? Einstein died without discovering the theory. Or did he? Teaming up with his ex-girlfriend and an autistic teenager addicted to video games, David must ensure he survives long enough to find out the truth -- and deal with the terrifying consequences.


Aspects of Quantum Theory by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Aspects of Quantum Theory
  • Title : Aspects of Quantum Theory
  • Author : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521086000
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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These twelve articles discuss aspects of quantum mechanics that owe their origin to the work of P. A. M. Dirac.


Conducting Research in Conservation by Helen Newing

Conducting Research in Conservation
  • Title : Conducting Research in Conservation
  • Author : Helen Newing
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136934391
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Conducting Research in Conservation is the first textbook on social science research methods written specifically for use in the expanding and increasingly multidisciplinary field of environmental conservation. The first section on planning a research project includes chapters on the need for social science research in conservation, defining a research topic, methodology, and sampling. Section two focuses on practical issues in carrying out fieldwork with local communities, from fieldwork preparation and data collection to the relationships between the researcher and the study community. Section three provides an in-depth focus on a range of social science methods including standard qualitative and quantitative methods such as participant observation, interviewing and questionnaires, and more advanced methods, such as ethnobiological methods for documenting local environmental knowledge and change, and participatory methods such as the ‘PRA’ toolbox. Section four then demonstrates how to analyze social science data qualitatively and quantitatively; and the final section outlines the writing-up process and what should happen after the end of the formal research project. This book is a comprehensive and accessible guide to social science research methods for students of conservation related subjects and practitioners trained in the natural sciences. It features practical worldwide examples of conservation-related research in different ecosystems such as forests; grasslands; marine and riverine systems; and farmland. Boxes provide definitions of key terms, practical tips, and brief narratives from students and practitioners describe the practical issues that they have faced in the field.


This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do? by David Kreps,Charles Ess,Louise Leenen,Kai Kimppa

This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?
  • Title : This Changes Everything – ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?
  • Author : David Kreps,Charles Ess,Louise Leenen,Kai Kimppa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319996053
  • Pages : 395
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, in Poznan, Poland, in September 2018. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. The papers are based on both academic research and the professional experience of information practitioners working in the field. They deal with multiple challenges society will be facing in the future and are organized in the following topical sections: history of computing: "this changed everything"; ICT4D and improvements of ICTs; ICTs and sustainability; gender; ethical and legal considerations; and philosophy.


The Informed Writer by Charles Bazerman

The Informed Writer
  • Title : The Informed Writer
  • Author : Charles Bazerman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN Code : 9780395369012
  • Pages : 513
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An Invitation to Applied Category Theory by Brendan Fong,David I. Spivak

An Invitation to Applied Category Theory
  • Title : An Invitation to Applied Category Theory
  • Author : Brendan Fong,David I. Spivak
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108482295
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Category theory reveals commonalities between structures of all sorts. This book shows its potential in science, engineering, and beyond.