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Trübner's American and Oriental Literary Record

Trübner's American and Oriental Literary Record

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081886818

Category: American literature

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A monthly register of the most important works published in North and South America, in India, China, and the British colonies: with occasional notes on German, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian books.

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 4, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052108573X

Category: Science

Page: 804

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The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; paper and printing; textiles; mining and metallurgy; the salt industry; and ceramics).

Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3

Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3

Author: Helena Jin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319007687

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 387

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Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics: Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the third volume of eight from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of optical methods ranging from traditional photoelasticity and interferometry to more recent DIC and DVC techniques, and includes papers in the following general technical research areas: Optical metrology and displacement measurements at different scales Digital holography and experimental mechanics Optical measurement systems using polarized light Surface topology Digital image correlation Optical methods for MEMS and NEMS Three-dimensional imaging and volumetric correlation Imaging methods for thermomechanics applications 3D volumetric flow measurement Applied photoelasticity Optical residual stress measurement techniques Advances in imaging technologies

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521058015

Category: History

Page: 877

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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.

The History of Mathematical Tables

The History of Mathematical Tables

Author: Martin Campbell-Kelly

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191545214

Category: Mathematics

Page: 372

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The oldest known mathematical table was found in the ancient Sumerian city of Shuruppag in southern Iraq. Since then, tables have been an important feature of mathematical activity; table making and printed tabular matter are important precursors to modern computing and information processing. This book contains a series of articles summarising the technical, institutional and intellectual history of mathematical tables from earliest times until the late twentieth century. It covers mathematical tables (the most important computing aid for several hundred years until the 1960s), data tables (eg. Census tables), professional tables (eg. insurance tables), and spreadsheets - the most recent tabular innovation. The book is presented in a scholarly yet accessible way, making appropriate use of text boxes and illustrations. Each chapter has a frontispiece featuring a table along with a small illustration of the source where the table was first displayed. Most chapters have sidebars telling a short "story" or history relating to the chapter. The aim of this edited volume is to capture the history of tables through eleven chapters written by subject specialists. The contributors describe the various information processing techniques and artefacts whose unifying concept is "the mathematical table".