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Sunny Y Auyang, “How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?”
Oxford University Press, USA (July 18, 1995) | ISBN:0195093445 | 288 pages | PDF | 18,3 Mb
“The union of quantum mechanics and special relativity and its importance to the basic structure of the physical world.”–Science and Spirit
Quantum field theory (QFT) combines quantum mechanics with Einstein’s special theory of relativity and underlies elementary particle physics. This book presents a philosophical analysis of QFT. It is the first treatise in which the philosophies of space-time, quantum phenomena, and particle interactions are encompassed in a unified framework. Describing the physics in nontechnical terms, and schematically illustrating complex ideas, the book also serves as an introduction to fundamental physical theories. The philosophical interpretation both upholds the reality of the quantum world and acknowledges the irreducible cognitive elements in its representation. The interpretation is based on an analysis of our ways of thinking as the are embedded in the logical structure of QFT. The author argues that philosophical categories are significant only if they play active and essential roles in our knowledge and hence constitute part of the theories in actual use. Thus she regards physical theories as primary, extracts their categorical structure, and uses it to rethink key philosophical questions. Among the questions this book tries to answer are: What are the quantum properties independent of measurements? How do we refer to individual things in a continuous field? How do theories relate to objects? What are the general conditions of the world and of our ways of thinking that make possible our knowledge of the microscopic realm, which is so intangible and counterintuitive? As a penetrating analysis of vital themes in contemporary science, the book will engage the interest of students and professionals in physics and philosophy alike.
Schaum’s Outline of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Second Edition
McGraw-Hill; 2 edition | ISBN: 0071362703 | 304 pages | June 5, 2002 | PDF | 3 Mb
This updated version of its internationally popular predecessor provides and introductory problem-solved text for understanding fundamental concepts of electronic devices, their design, and their circuitry. Providing an interface with Pspice, the most widely used program in electronics, new key features include a new chapter presenting the basics of switched mode power supplies, thirty-one new examples, and twenty-three PS solved problems.
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Richard Blum, “PostgreSQL 8 for Windows”
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0071485627 | 1 edition (March 22, 2007) | PDF | 400 pages | 3 Mb
Get up-and-running on PostgreSQL quickly using this hands-on guide. Filled with real-world examples, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows offers you practical, step-by-step details on installing, configuring, and using PostgreSQL 8–the full-featured, open-source database management system–on Windows platforms. You’ll learn to administer, secure, and tune your database and use SQL. You’ll also discover how to interface Microsoft Access, Microsoft .NET, Visual C++, and Java with the PostgreSQL database.
* Install and configure PostgreSQL 8 on Windows
* Customize your system using the configuration files
* Work with the utilities
* Administer your database from the pgAdmin III graphical interface
* Use the psql command line program to manually execute SQL commands
* Take advantage of built-in functions or create your own stored procedures and triggers
* Implement tested security measures
* Maintain optimal database performance
* Access a PostgreSQL database from a Microsoft Access application and migrate Access databases to PostgreSQL
* Create .NET, Visual C++, and Java applications that interface with your PostgreSQL server
A. Bailey, S. G. Murray, Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics
Brassey’s World Military Technology ISBN: 1857532554 | 187 Pages | PDF | 47 MB
Having more than a dozen years in dealing with explosives safety, I must state that this is by far one of the best books I’ve read in dealing with Explosives, Propellants & Pyrotechnics. This book not only covers the basics, but actually goes into enough detail to keep even the most knowledgable persons interest. This book is a great text book that even has questions and answers for each chapter. This book is a must if you are new to the field of explosives and would be a great addition to anyones collection