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Particles and Luck

By Louis B. Jones
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307815579
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 560
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Mark Perdue and Roger Hoberman have nothing in common—except the joy of adjoining yards. Mark is a whiz-kid physicist who knows that his “genius” stature and his endowed chair at Berkeley are bits of dumb luck; Roger is the owner of a pizza franchise whose luck has turned dumb—in financial and marital distress, he has been denied child visitation rights but not babysitting obligations. Now luck, in the form of an adverse claim on their property, brings Mark and Roger together for a fateful Halloween night neither of them will ever forget. Loony, humane, and transcendently wise, Particles and Luck is an irresistible comedy of manners and epistemology. “A lovely and invigorating novel . . . a domestic farce and social satire. Jones writes [an] engaging novelistic equivalent of a unified field theory—in this case, a link between the human heart and the behavior of subatomic particles.” —Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times “Jones is the real thing—a writer with something to say and his own way of saying it.” —Scott Turow

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Sarn just wants to pay off his Indenture, not sort out magical problems until a ghost boy shows up. Compelled to solve the mystery surrounding the boy’s death, so his own son doesn’t pay the price, Sarn sets out on a dangerous quest. But conspirators gather at home, and they seek a crystal to destroy the enchanted forest, and they’ll release an ancient monster and destroy the protections barring the dark lord from this world to get it. Sarn must dig deep and use everything he’s learned about magic to combat them. But he’s only one mage, facing more than one unimaginable evil. How could he possibly prevail? With a little help from his twin, he just might. Sovvan doesn’t let a little thing like death stand between her and her family. When the dark lord comes for Sarn, she’ll travel to Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between to save him. But Sovvan needs to evade the army of memory-eating creatures searching for her to have any hope of helping him, and somehow keep her memories intact. She can’t save her twin and possibly the world if she can’t remember both are in peril. But that’s only the beginning of her problems when the Fallen build a gateway to Hell in a magical realm that stores all knowledge. Sovvan can save her twin or she can stop the armies of Hell from coming to Shayari, but she can’t do both. And the gateway is just the beginning. The Fallen seek the Seals. If they break them, they’ll release the dark lord’s full power, and nothing can stand against him then, not even the bond between a mage and his twin. Will Sarn and his sister prevail or will darkness cover everything? Find out in Reluctant Heroes 1-10. This ten-book set takes Sarn and his sister from reluctant hero to willing adventurer as they learn about their magic and test the limits of their unique bond. Reluctant Heroes 1-10 includes the following epic fantasy adventures: Curse Breaker Enchanted, His Angelic Keeper, Curse Breaker Darkens, Curse Breaker Faceted, Curse Breaker Falls, Curse Breaker Sundered, His Angelic Keeper Hidden, Curse Breaker Hidden, His Angelic Keeper Fallen, and His Angelic Keeper Tempted. Get it now! Keywords: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, mage, wizard, sorcerer, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, single parent, journey, demon, ghost, magic lessons, apprentice, secrets, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragon obsession, rangers, friends to enemies, indentured, enchantress, queens and royalty, nobility, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, left for dead, tricked, the monster awakes, hero's journey, rise of the villain, wrong place, wrong time, dark crystal, dark magic, conspiracy, haunted castle, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult, fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, black humor, anger, dark, twisty, Adult fantasy, adult epic fantasy, boxed set, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, omnibus. Readers also enjoyed books by Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

Logical Conclusions

By James E. Dustin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1639037802
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 733
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Chapters include the following: Lawsuits: These are actual lawsuits allowed into our nation's courts. The only way this chapter would be stranger is if it listed lawsuits so absurd they were not allowed into the courts. Hunting and Fishing: I live in a small drinking town with a hunting and fishing problem. Weather: This includes a column on the benefits of climate change, a subject that most news reports ignore, and why we in Walden, Colorado, are in favor of global warming. Politics: The first column is my abortive attempt to run for president of the United States. Another is on what we should learn from the Greeks, and another on state stereotyping. Yes, that happened. Internet English: This is the Age of the Text. So why do so many of these texters not know basic English? Sadly, examples abound. Technology: I've suggested a number of new inventions. You'll like the Fleshomatic. EEKs: Hope you're not one. Health: You don't realize the value of an eye until you've lost one. Advertising: Dilbert once observed that if marketing worked, it would be illegal. But it must work on some of us. Bureaucracies: If learning about what our government workers are actually doing doesn't drop you into a state of depression, you might be heavily medicated. Human Behavior: None of these columns seemed to fit anywhere else, like what if the passage of an asteroid made us all smarter?

Particles at Interfaces

By Zbigniew Adamczyk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0080464955
  • Pages : 758
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 217
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Particles at Interfaces presents recent developments in this growing field and is devoted entirely to the subject of particle transport, deposition and structuring on boundary surfaces. The complex problems which have been studied include concentrated systems of polydisperse and non-spherical particles, bio-particles such as DNA fragments, proteins, viruses, bacteria, cells, polymers, etc. These complex structures undergo transformations under the action of surface forces. Particles at Interfaces provides readily accessible reference data and equations for estimating basic effects, and is mainly addressed to students and young scientists. Consequently, most approaches are of a phenomenological nature, enabling one to derive concrete expressions which describe the basic physics of the problem under consideration. To facilitate access to the information contained in the book most of the relevant formulae and results are compiled in Tables, accompanied with appropriate diagrams. The math is limited to the necessary minimum with emphasis on the physics of the phenomena, defining why they occur, what the kinetics of the processes and the practical implications are. Fill a substantial gap in the subject of particle transport, deposition and structuring on boundary surfaces Combines traditional theories of electrostatics, hydrodynamics and transport with new approaches Provides readily accessible reference data and equations for estimating basic effects

The Leeter Spiaking Singlish: BOOK 1 (End Particles)

By Gwee Li Sui
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Isbn : 9815009966
  • Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: the-leeter-spiaking-singlish.pdf

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From the master of Singlish himself! Following on the success of his 2017 hit, Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate, Gwee Li Sui is back with a series of three “Leeter” books covering the quintessential features of Singlish, Singapore’s unofficial language – written in Singlish! In this first volume, we delve into what is known as the end-particle: “a modifier that primarily comes at the end of a sentence or a clause. Its appearance changes the meaning of the whole construction – yes, it is that powderful one! We will look at a whole bunch of them: lah, leh, ler, lor, loh, liao, ha, ah, hor, wor, mah, meh, siol, sial, sia, eh, nia, neh, and bah. Some are long-long oredi got use although their uses may have evolved. Others are sibeh new even to my ears!"

Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Neutral Particles Using Lasers

By Arthur Ashkin
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 9814494348
  • Pages : 940
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 183
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This important volume contains selected papers and extensive commentaries on laser trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using radiation pressure forces. Such techniques apply to a variety of small particles, such as atoms, molecules, macroscopic dielectric particles, living cells, and organelles within cells. These optical methods have had a revolutionary impact on the fields of atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, and many aspects of nanotechnology. In atomic physics, the trapping and cooling of atoms down to nanokelvins and even picokelvin temperatures are possible. These are the lowest temperatures in the universe. This made possible the first demonstration of Bose–Einstein condensation of atomic and molecular vapors. Some of the applications are high precision atomic clocks, gyroscopes, the measurement of gravity, cryptology, atomic computers, cavity quantum electrodynamics and coherent atom lasers. A major application in biophysics is the study of the mechanical properties of the many types of motor molecules, mechanoenzymes, and other macromolecules responsible for the motion of organelles within cells and the locomotion of entire cells. Unique in vitro and in vivo assays study the driving forces, stepping motion, kinetics, and efficiency of these motors as they move along the cell's cytoskeleton. Positional and temporal resolutions have been achieved, making possible the study of RNA and DNA polymerases, as they undergo their various copying, backtracking, and error correcting functions on a single base pair basis. Many applications in nanotechnology involve particle and cell sorting, particle rotation, microfabrication of simple machines, microfluidics, and other micrometer devices. The number of applications continues to grow at a rapid rate. The author is the discoverer of optical trapping and optical tweezers. With his colleagues, he first demonstrated optical levitation, the trapping of atoms, and tweezer trapping and manipulation of living cells and biological particles. This is the only review volume covering the many fields of optical trapping and manipulation. The intention is to provide a selective guide to the literature and to teach how optical traps really work. Contents:Optical LevitationTrapping of Atoms and Biological Particles in the 1980–1990 DecadeUse of Optical Tweezers to Study Single Motor MoleculesOrigin of Tweezer Forces on Macroscopic Particles Using Highly Focused BeamsRotation of Particles by Radiation PressureMicrochemistryUses of Slow AtomsRole of All-Optical Traps and MOTs in Atomic PhysicsFeshbach ResonancesVortices and Frictionless Flow in Bose–Einstein CondensatesTrapped Fermi Gasesand other papers Readership: Researchers and students of atomic physics, molecular physics, biophysics and nanotechnology; historians of science. Keywords:

Handsome Emperor Falls From the Sky

By Shui Youyou
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647968453
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: handsome-emperor-falls-from-the-sky.pdf

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Fat girl Zhu Feifei and handsome guy have been insulated for twenty-six years, but she is an addict, either handsome or not. Once she teleported into the Handsome Man, she was sent flying into the sky. Hehe, it doesn't matter if he's the emperor or a prince, even if he's a handsome guard, none of them will be able to escape her demonic claws! Hey, handsome boy, I'm going to assault you!

Particles In A Stream D-Day And After

By James F. Risher Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1465306161
  • Pages : 237
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 353
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New Book Takes a Personal Look at War and Interconnected Lives Memoir reveals an intimate glimpse of the impact of WWII and aerial warfare MCDONOUGH, Ga. – (Release Date TBD) – Within the colossal stage of the Second War, millions of human destinies were inexplicably intertwined and eventually led to the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Author James F. Risher, Jr. gives an inside glimpse of warfare through his book, Particles In A Stream D-Day And After, published posthumously by his sons, James F. Risher III and Joseph K. Risher. This significant and fast moving personal account reveals Risher’s experiences in the United States Strategic bombing campaign as a member of the Eight U.S. Army Air Force in the European theatre of World War II. This book is more than a combat history—it is a story of impressions and feelings about the stresses upon human beings associated with this form of combat, as they become part of a cohesive aerial combat crew. It tells how men depended on each other to survive combat missions. It reveals the response of individuals to the growing, repeated stress of aerial warfare in a high altitude (4 to 6 miles), sub-zero frigid environment; perform precise technical tasks in confined, unheated spaces, with life maintained by an oxygen tube. Interwoven with feelings of creeping anticipation, dread, panic, and often boredom of high altitude warfare, Particles In A Stream D-Day And After also presents the humorous side of combat flying and everyday life on the bomber bases in England. The men often relied on humor as the tonic for stress and fatigue. The “particles in a stream” in the title refers to WWII as the war of “small teams”—men of other military branches who no doubt felt the same way the longer they fought together.

Sky Particles

By Sophia Dimmock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lapwing Publications
  • Isbn : 1907276394
  • Pages : 52
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 924
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Read and download full book Sky Particles

Advances in Evolutionary Computing for System Design

By Vasile Palade,Dipti Srinivasan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3540723773
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 633
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Evolutionary computing paradigms offer robust and powerful adaptive search mechanisms for system design. This book’s thirteen chapters cover a wide area of topics in evolutionary computing and applications, including an introduction to evolutionary computing in system design; evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems; and evolution of fuzzy controllers. The book will be useful to researchers in intelligent systems with interest in evolutionary computing, as well as application engineers and system designers.

Trapped Charged Particles

By Martina Knoop,Niels Madsen,Richard C Thompson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 1786340143
  • Pages : 444
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 155
  • File Pdf: trapped-charged-particles.pdf

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At Les Houches in January 2015, experts in the field of charged particle trapping came together for the Second Winter School on Physics with Trapped Charged Particles. This textbook collates the lectures delivered there, covering the fundamental physics of particle traps and the different types of applications of these devices. Taken as a whole, the book gives an overview of why traps for charged particles are important, how they work, their special features and limitations, and their application in areas such as precision measurements, mass spectrometry, optical clocks, plasma physics, antihydrogen creation, quantum simulation and quantum information processing. Chapters from various world experts include those on the basic properties of Penning traps and RF traps, as well as those covering important practical aspects such as vacuum systems, detection techniques, and different types of particle cooling, including laser cooling. Each individual chapter provides information and guidance on the application of the above methods. Additionally, each chapter is complemented by fully worked problems and solutions, making Trapped Charged Particles perfect for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students new to this topic. Contents:Penning TrapsRadiofrequency TrapsThe Guiding Center ApproximationToroidal SystemsUltrahigh Vacuum for Trapped IonsLaser Cooling Techniques Applicable to Trapped IonsNon-Laser Cooling TechniquesNumerical Simulations of Ion Cloud DynamicsPlasmas in Penning TrapsPlasma ModesRotating Wall Technique and Centrifugal SeparationCorrelations in Trapped PlasmaAutoresonanceAntihydrogen PhysicsIon Coulomb Crystals and Their ApplicationsCold Molecular Ions in TrapsPrecise Tests of Fundamental Symmetries with Trapped IonsTrapped-Ion Optical Frequency Standards Readership: Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying the field of trapped charged particles.

Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles

By Michael I. Mishchenko,Joachim W. Hovenier,Larry D. Travis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0080510205
  • Pages : 690
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 593
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There is hardly a field of science or engineering that does not have some interest in light scattering by small particles. For example, this subject is important to climatology because the energy budget for the Earth's atmosphere is strongly affected by scattering of solar radiation by cloud and aerosol particles, and the whole discipline of remote sensing relies largely on analyzing the parameters of radiation scattered by aerosols, clouds, and precipitation. The scattering of light by spherical particles can be easily computed using the conventional Mie theory. However, most small solid particles encountered in natural and laboratory conditions have nonspherical shapes. Examples are soot and mineral aerosols, cirrus cloud particles, snow and frost crystals, ocean hydrosols, interplanetary and cometary dust grains, and microorganisms. It is now well known that scattering properties of nonspherical particles can differ dramatically from those of "equivalent" (e.g., equal-volume or equal-surface-area) spheres. Therefore, the ability to accurately compute or measure light scattering by nonspherical particles in order to clearly understand the effects of particle nonsphericity on light scattering is very important. The rapid improvement of computers and experimental techniques over the past 20 years and the development of efficient numerical approaches have resulted in major advances in this field which have not been systematically summarized. Because of the universal importance of electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical particles, papers on different aspects of this subject are scattered over dozens of diverse research and engineering journals. Often experts in one discipline (e.g., biology) are unaware of potentially useful results obtained in another discipline (e.g., antennas and propagation). This leads to an inefficient use of the accumulated knowledge and unnecessary redundancy in research activities. This book offers the first systematic and unified discussion of light scattering by nonspherical particles and its practical applications and represents the state-of-the-art of this important research field. Individual chapters are written by leading experts in respective areas and cover three major disciplines: theoretical and numerical techniques, laboratory measurements, and practical applications. An overview chapter provides a concise general introduction to the subject of nonspherical scattering and should be especially useful to beginners and those interested in fast practical applications. The audience for this book will include graduate students, scientists, and engineers working on specific aspects of electromagnetic scattering by small particles and its applications in remote sensing, geophysics, astrophysics, biomedical optics, and optical engineering. The first systematic and comprehensive treatment of electromagnetic scattering by nonspherical particles and its applications Individual chapters are written by leading experts in respective areas Includes a survey of all the relevant literature scattered over dozens of basic and applied research journals Consistent use of unified definitions and notation makes the book a coherent volume An overview chapter provides a concise general introduction to the subject of light scattering by nonspherical particles Theoretical chapters describe specific easy-to-use computer codes publicly available on the World Wide Web Extensively illustrated with over 200 figures, 4 in color

Trapped Particles and Fundamental Physics

By S.N. Atutov,R. Calabrese,L. Moi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9401004404
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 552
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Fundamental physics with trapped particles (ions, atoms or molecules) rep resents one of the most challenging and promising fields of investigation, with impressive results during this last decade. The use of both particle trapping and laser cooling techniques, together with traditional techniques of atomic physics, represents a powerlul tool of investigation for a wide range of fields. Experiments spanning very high resolution spectroscopy to Bose-Einstein condensation, tests of the Standard Model ofelectroweak interactions to precise mass measurements, detailed analysis of ~ decay to QED tests have been presented by leading scientists who reported the most recent results and discussed the perspectives in the different fields. During the ten working days of the School, 39 lecturers, 6 seminars and two poster sessions have been organized by offering to the attendants a.complete pic ture of the present research status about the new frontiers of atomic physics. L. Caneschi gave a general overview of the Standard Model of electroweak interac tions. He pointed out the achievements and the limits of validity of the model.

The Videomaker Guide to Video Production

By Videomaker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1136047786
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 174
  • File Pdf: the-videomaker-guide-to-video-production.pdf

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From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fourth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro's. Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!