The Wave Equation on a Curved Space-Time

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Author: F. G. Friedlander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521205670

Category: Science

Page: 282

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This book gives a rigourous discussion of the local effects of curvature on the behaviour of waves. In the course of this discussion many techniques are developed which are also needed for a study of more general problems, in which the gravitational field itself plays a dynamical role.

The Rise of the Wave Theory of Light

Optical Theory and Experiment in the Early Nineteenth Century

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Author: Jed Z. Buchwald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226078861

Category: Science

Page: 474

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"No one interested in the history of optics, the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century physics, or the general phenomenon of theory change in science can afford to ignore Jed Buchwald's well-structured, highly detailed, and scrupulously researched book. . . . Buchwald's analysis will surely constitute the essential starting point for further work on this important and hitherto relatively neglected episode of theory change."—John Worrall, Isis

The Wave Function

Essays on the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

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Author: Alyssa Ney,David Albert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019979054X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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This is a new volume of original essays on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. The essays address questions such as: What fundamental metaphysics is best motivated by quantum mechanics? What is the ontological status of the wave function? What is the nature of the fundamental space (or space-time manifold) of quantum mechanics?

The Wave

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446506125

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Blue Light" returns to the realm of science fiction. Errol is awakened by a strange prank caller claiming to be his father, who has been dead for several years. Curious, and not a little unnerved, Errol sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried. What he finds will change his life forever.

The Wave

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Author: Todd Strasser

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 030797913X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 144

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This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.

The Wave

In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

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Author: Susan Casey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140708707X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves. These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down. This is a white-knuckle ride with the men who live to catch rogue waves. It zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to super-computer data labs. Find out what happens when nature confronts nature at her most ferocious.

The Wave

An Egyptian Aftermath

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Author: Algernon Blackwood

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775560015

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

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If your idea of the perfect horror story is more about small, spine-chilling details and big ideas, rather than a nonstop parade of grisly gore, you should explore the work of Algernon Blackwood. Set in Egypt, The Wave is an engrossing example of the 'weird' tale that Blackwood helped to pioneer.

The Wave

Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East

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Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 081791336X

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess democracy's supposed lack of a future in the region.

Biology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment

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Author: Mark Denny

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852889

Category: Science

Page: 344

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This text introduces and draws together pertinent aspects of fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, solid mechanics, and organismal biology to provide a much-needed set of tools for quantitatively examining the biological effects of ocean waves. "Nowhere on earth does water move as violently as on wave-swept coasts," writes the author, "and every breaker that comes pounding on the shore places large hydrodynamic forces on the organisms resident there." Yet wave-swept coral reefs and rocky shores are home to some of the world's most diverse assemblages of plants and animals, and scientists have chosen these environments to carry out much of the recent experimental work in community structure and population dynamics. Until now these studies have been hampered because biologists often lack a working understanding of the mechanics of the wave-swept shore. Mark Denny here supplies that understanding in clear and vivid language. Included are an introduction to wave-induced water motions and the standard theories for describing them, a broad introduction to the hydrodynamic forces these water movements place on plants and animals, and an explanation of how organisms respond to these forces. These tools are put to use in the final chapters in an examination of the mechanisms of "wave exposure" and an exploration of the mechanical determinants of size and shape in wave-swept environments. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.