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Matematik, fysik og kemi

  • Tid af Ulrik Uggerhøj
    af Ulrik Uggerhøj

    De fleste af os kan sige, hvad klokken er, men snakker hurtigt sort, hvis vi skal forklare tiden. Tid bestemmes nemlig ikke af viserne på et ur, men af indbyrdes bevægelse, tyngdekraft og lysets hastighed. Det er nok derfor, Kaj og Andrea synger, at tid "er noget mærkeligt noget", og derfor selv Albert Einstein skulle bruge to relativitetsteorier til af få hold om den. Det er da godt, vi har Ulrik Uggerhøj, fysiker ved Aarhus Universitet, til at hjælpe os ud af vores sorte hul, hvorfra ikke engang lys ellers kan undslippe. - Men hvad er klokken mon i et sådant et?

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    • 25,00 kr.
  • Tal af Henrik Kragh Sørensen
    af Henrik Kragh Sørensen

    1, 2, 3 og så videre i 1 uendelighed. Men så nemt er det bogstaveligt talt ikke at holde tal på tallene. Der er nemlig ikke bare 1 uendelighed i tallenes verden, men faktisk uendeligt mange uendeligheder. Alene tallene mellem 0 og 1 vil det være umuligt for de fleste mellem 0 og 100 at sætte tal på. Måske lige med undtagelse af Henrik Kragh Sørensen, 1 talnørd fra Aarhus Universitet. På side 6 kan han endda forudsige, at det tal, du tænker på, er 42. Men rolig nu, han kan ikke læse hver eneste tanke, du får; han er bare god til at regne den ud.

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  • Himlen brændte af Ib Michael
    af Ib Michael

    Den 30. juni 1908 indtraf en af de største naturkatastrofer i Jordens historie, en eksplosion i atmosfæren over tundraen nær floden Stenede Tunguska i Sibirien. Eksplosionen udløste en energi svarende til 1000 Hiroshima-bomber og lagde et område på ca. 2.000 km2 øde. Eksplosionen er den dag i dag et mysterium.Danmark 2012: Den kræftsyge atomfysiker Irina tilbringer sin sidste tid på et hospice i Nordsjælland. Irina, der er af russisk afstamning, har arvet et stort materiale om sin slægt, som hun længe har villet skrive en bog om, ikke mindst om sin forfader Sergej. En mandlig sygeplejerske med forfatterambitioner tilbyder hende sin hjælp med at skrive, og hun fortæller historien til ham.Tunguska 1908: Vi møder attenårige Sergej, som oplever eksplosionen på nærmeste hold og mærker en forandring på både sjæl og krop. Han bryder op fra sin hjemstavn, rejser mod Moskva, kommer i forbindelse med den magtfulde Vasiljev-familie, hvor han forelsker sig i husets smukke datter Nadja. Han får en militæruddannelse, slutter sig til de revolutionære kræfter i 1917 og kommer senere på nært hold af tsarfamilien, skifter side og bliver involveret i de to mindste tsarbørns flugt fra revolutionen. Ad kringlede veje og under falsk identitet havner han igen i Tunguska … og så er der ved at være lagt op til en forrygende slutning, hvor også nutiden spiller en iøjnefaldende og højst overraskende rolle.Himlen brændte er en vild og eventyrlig roman, en familiekrønike, en bog om at finde den store kærlighed, en stærkt underholdende blanding af fakta og fiktion, der giver fanden i tid og rum og sund fornuft, som alligevel aldrig kan rumme hele sandheden.

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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry af Neil deGrasse Tyson Spar 21%
    af Neil deGrasse Tyson

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

  • Mesterværket af Leonard Mlodinow Spar 18%
    - Bag om Hawkings univers
    af Leonard Mlodinow & Stephen Hawking

    Hvornår og hvordan opstod universet? Hvorfor er vi her? Hvorfor er der noget frem for ingenting? Hvad udgøres virkeligheden af? Hvordan tillader naturlovene væsener som os at eksistere? Og ikke mindst: Findes der bag universets mesterværk en styrende hånd – eller tilbyder videnskaben en helt anden forklaring?Dette er nogle af de spørgsmål, som Stephen Hawking og Leonard Mlodinow stiller og besvarer i denne storslåede og betagende bog. De fortæller om den nyeste videnskabelige tænkning og universets mysterier i et letforståeligt sprog med en ganske særlig blanding af jordnær humor og svimlende overblik.MESTERVÆRKET – BAG OM HAWKINGS UNIVERS er en kortfattet, overraskende og rigt illustreret guide til store opdagelser, som ændrer vores mest fasttømrede opfattelser og trossystemer – en bog som både oplyser og provokerer i sjælden grad.“Hawking og Mlodinow byder på en rigdom af fantastiske ideer og giver os en klarere forståelse af den moderne fysik og dens forfriskende kompleksitet.”— Los Angeles Times

  • Grand Design af Leonard Mlodinow
    af Leonard Mlodinow & Stephen Hawking

    In the last thirty years of his life Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory - a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. But the time was not right for such a discovery in Einstein's day.Neither was the time right when, in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe that we live in. He concluded, like Einstein, that science may soon arrive at the long sought after 'Theory of Everything'.In this ground-breaking new work, Professor Hawking and renowned science writer Leonard Mlodinow have drawn on forty years of Hawking's own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. They convincingly argue that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced, and that, instead, by synthesising existing theories we may discover the key to finally understanding the universe's deepest mysteries.Written with the clarity and lively style for which Hawking is famous, The Grand Design is an account of Hawking's quest to fuse these different strands of scientific theory. It examines the differences between past and future, explains the nature of reality and asks an all-important question: How far can we go in our search for understanding and knowledge?

  • Quantum Physics af Alastair I. M. Rae Spar 10%
    af Alastair I. M. Rae

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  • Einstein's Dice and Schrodinger's Cat af Paul Halpern Spar 21%
    af Paul Halpern

    Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger were friendsand comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspectsof quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God doesnot play dice with the universe, and Schrodinger is equally well known for histhought experiment about the cat in the box who ends up "e;spread out"e;in a probabilistic state, neither wholly alive nor wholly dead. Both of thesefamous images arose from these two men's dissatisfaction with quantum weirdnessand with their assertion that underneath it all, there must be some essentiallydeterministic world. Even though it was Einstein's own theories that madequantum mechanics possible, both he and Schrodinger could not bear the ideathat the universe was, at its most fundamental level, random.As the Second World War raged, both men struggled toproduce a theory that would describe in full the universe's ultimate design,first as collaborators, then as competitors. They both ultimately failed intheir search for a Grand Unified Theory-not only because quantum mechanics istrue but because Einstein and Schrodinger were also missing a key component: ofthe four forces we recognize today (gravity, electromagnetism, the weak force,and the strong force), only gravity and electromagnetism were known at thetime.Despite their failures, much of modern physicsremains focused on the search for a Grand Unified Theory. As Halpern explains,the recent discovery of the Higgs boson makes the Standard Model-the closestthing we have to a unified theory-nearly complete. And while Einstein andSchrodinger tried and failed to explain everything in the cosmos through puregeometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, broughtthis idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when he was wrong,Einstein couldn't help but be right.

  • Boy Who Played with Fusion af Tom Clynes Spar 21%
    - Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star
    af Tom Clynes

    This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor.By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving kids?In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor's extraordinary journey-from his Arkansas home where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions; to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars; to the present, when now nineteen-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country. Along the way, Clynes reveals how our education system shortchanges gifted students-and what we can do to fix it.

  • Atomic Adventures af James Mahaffey Spar 21%
    - Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder-A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science
    af James Mahaffey

    Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future.Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far flung Pacific islands and trees that were exposed to active fission that changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion doesn't exist. And who knew that radiation counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of the nuclear history might seem like a fiction mash-up where cowboys somehow got a hold of a reactor, Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may one day hold the key to solving our energy crisis or sending us to Mars.

  • Physics of Star Wars af Patrick Johnson Spar 21%
    - The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away
    af Patrick Johnson

    Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far awayperfect for every Star Wars fan!Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron? Well, those ideas aren't as outlandish as you think. In The Physics of Star Wars, you'll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!

  • Gunpowder And Geometry af Benjamin Wardaugh
    af Benjamin Wardaugh

    August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne. In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet underground, young Charles Hutton is at the coalface. Cramped, dust-choked, wielding a five-pound pick by candlelight. Eighteen years old, he's been down the pits on and off for more than a decade, and now it looks like a life sentence. No unusual story, although Charles is a clever lad - gifted at maths and languages - and for a time he hoped for a different life. Many hoped. Charles Hutton, astonishingly, would actually live the life he dreamed of. Twenty years later you'd have found him in Slaughter's coffee house in London, eating a few oysters with the President of the Royal Society. By the time he died, in 1823, he was a fellow of scientific academies in four countries, while the Lord Chancellor of England counted himself fortunate to have known him. Hard work, talent, and no small share of luck would take Charles Hutton out of the pit to international fame, wealth, admiration and happiness. The pit-boy turned professor would become one of the most revered British scientists of his day. This book is his incredible story.

  • De sa det ikke ku ske af Henrik Nilaus
    af Henrik Nilaus

    "Efter pausen var Birgitte den første, der spurgte: "Hvor stor er risikoen for, at der kan ske noget på et A-kraftværk, f.eks. Barsebäck?""Det er der ingen der ved," svarede Jørgen. ‘Vi ved bare, at der tit sker småuheld. Det er, når flere småuheld indtræffer samtidigt, at den helt store ulykke kan ske. Den kan ske i morgen, eller den kan ske om tusinde år. Problemet er at ulykken kan ske.""18-årige Niels‘ største bekymring er, at han er vild med klassens flotteste pige, Birgitte. Så sker ulykken på atomkraftværket Barsebäck lige på den anden side af Øresund, og Niels bliver ligesom alle andre, der befinder sig i København, ramt af de dødbringende radioaktive stråler.Selvom Niels‘ historie er fiktiv, er historien alligevel realistisk. Den fortælles nemlig med udgangspunkt i det rigtige atomkraftværk Barsebäck og myndighedernes mangelfulde beredskabsplan, der skulle sættes i gang i tilfælde af en katastrofe på atomkraftværket.Henrik Nilaus (f. 1952) er en dansk forfatter. Han debuterede som forfatter i 1984 med bogen "De sa‘ det ikke ku‘ ske" og har efterfølgende udgivet en lang række børne- og ungdomsbøger. Han har sidenhen gået på Forfatterskolen for Børnelitteratur. Henrik Nilaus bevæger sig over forskellige genrer lige fra humoristiske detektivromaner til uhyggelige dystopier.

  • Wenn der Pool ins Schwimmen gerät af H. Joachim. Schlichting
    af H. Joachim. Schlichting

    Ob in der Stadt, auf dem Land, am Wasser oder zu Hause: Überall begegnen wir den Phänomenen der Physik. Doch wie viel wissen und verstehen wir von den Naturgesetzen, die unsere Welt definieren? Was von den Farbringen auf verschmutzten Fensterscheiben, von thermischen Mustern? Was vom Glanz des Raureifs und den Farben des Schnees? Wer kann wirklich die Wellenringe auf der Wasseroberfläche erklären, wer das Klingen der Gläser und die Eisblumen an seinem Fenster? Was hat es mit dem Alpenglühen auf sich und was mit den Kondensstreifen, die wir täglich am Himmel sehen als Spuren unendlich ferner Flugzeuge? H. Joachim Schlichting befasst sich mit Erscheinungen, die niemandem fremd sind, und geht ihren physikalischen Ursprüngen und Erklärungen auf den Grund. Als erfahrener Autor der nach ihm benannten Wissenschaftskolumne besticht er dabei mit einem zupackenden und erfrischenden Stil, der das Hörbuch nicht nur höchst informativ, sondern auch zu einem echten Hörgenuss werden lässt!

  • Das Handwerk der Goldmacherei af Dierk Suhr
    af Dierk Suhr

    Alles Leben ist Chemie. Ohne die stete Aufrechterhaltung eines chemischen Ungleichgewichts kommt jedes Leben schnell zu seinem Ende. Dennoch ist die heutige Chemie eine junge Wissenschaft, ihre Anfänge reichen nur zurück bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. Die Alchemie als ihr Vorläufer war allerdings wesentlich mehr als nur die Kunst des Goldmachens, auf die sie heute oft spöttisch reduziert wird. Das System der Naturerklärung in den Denkweisen der Alchemisten war aber ein völlig anderes als das unserer heutigen Naturwissenschaften. Entstanden im hellenistischen Ägypten nach Christi Geburt aus der Fusion griechischer und ägyptischer Religion, Medizin, Naturphilosophie und Kunst, bot die Alchemie eine ganzheitliche Betrachtung und Erklärung der Welt. Dierk Suhr beschreibt in seinem Hörbuch die weltanschaulichen Grundlagen der Alchemie, erzählt von Goldmachern und dem Stein der Weisen und legt anschaulich dar, in welcher Weise die alte Universalwissenschaft unsere heutige Chemie beeinflusst hat.

  • Der Junge, der zu viel fühlte - Wie ein weltbekannter Hirnforscher und sein Sohn unser Bild von Autisten für immer verändern af Lorenz Wagner
    af Lorenz Wagner

    EIN BUCH, DAS UNSEREN BLICK AUF AUTISTEN VERÄNDERN WIRDAls Henry Markram ein autistisches Kind bekam, zählte er zu den berühmtesten Hirnforschern der Welt. Er arbeitete am Weizmann-Institut und am Max-Planck-Institut, gewann zahlreiche Forschungspreise und hielt Vorträge auf der ganzen Welt. Seine Methode, die misst, wie Zellen sich vernetzen, wurde internationaler Standard. Doch dann kam Kai. Und Fragen und Sorgen lagen auf einmal im Kinderzimmer, zwischen Teddybär und Mondlampe. Markrams geachtete Aufsätze vermochten seinem Sohn weniger zu helfen als das Liederbuch, aus dem er ihm abends vorsang. Und so stürzte sich der Hirnforscher auf die Frage, was Autismus wirklich ist. Nach Jahren gelang ihm der Durchbruch. Und seine Antworten stellten alles auf den Kopf, was man über Autismus zu wissen glaubte.Autisten fehle es an Empathie, sie hätten kaum Gefühle, hieß es in Expertenkreisen. Nach jahrelanger Beschäftigung mit der Störung seines Sohnes ist Markram vom Gegenteil überzeugt: Kai fühlt nicht zu wenig, er fühlt zu viel. Seine Sinne, sein Hören, Fühlen und Sehen sind zu fein für diese Welt. Er muss sich zurückziehen, um sich vor dem Übermaß an Eindrücken zu schützen. Eine Theorie, die immer mehr Anhänger findet. Über Monate hinweg hat Journalist Lorenz Wagner die Familie Markram begleitet und erzählt in `Der Junge, der zu viel fühlte´ eine berührende Vater-Sohn-Geschichte. Zugleich taucht er ein in die Forschung des Vaters und vermittelt anschaulich dessen bahnbrechende Erkenntnisse über Autismus und bisher unbekannte Seiten des menschlichen Gehirns. Ein faszinierendes Buch, das uns Autisten mit völlig anderen Augen sehen lässt.LORENZ WAGNER gehört zu den angesehensten Journalisten Deutschlands. Bekannt wurde er mit einem Langzeitporträt der BMW-Erbin Susanne Klatten, deren Leben zuvor ein großes Geheimnis war. Er schrieb aufwändige Nahaufnahmen von Persönlichkeiten wie Dieter Zetsche, Melinda Gates oder Jeff Bezos, dem reichsten Mann der Welt. Seine Arbeiten als Reporter des Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazins und Chefreporter der Financial Times Deutschland wurden vielfach ausgezeichnet, 2018 mit dem Theodor-Wolff-Preis, Herbert-Quandt-Medienpreis und Deutschen Journalistenpreis. Keine seiner preisgekrönten Geschichten hat die Leser so bewegt wie die von Henry und Kai Markram. In kurzer Zeit stieg sie zu den meistgelesenen Artikeln des SZ-Magazins auf und wurde viele Tausende Male geteilt und empfohlen. Wagner begleitete die Familie Markram nochmals über Monate. Daraus entstand dieses ungewöhnliche Buch.

  • What Is Real? af Adam Becker Spar 21%
    af Adam Becker

    The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universeEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics as meaningless. A mishmash of solipsism and poor reasoning, Copenhagen endured, as Bohr's students vigorously protected his legacy and the physics community favored practical experiments over philosophical arguments. As a result, questioning the status quo long meant professional ruin. And yet, from the 1920s to today, physicists like John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics.What Is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.

  • Infinite Monkey Cage: The Complete Series 14-17 af Brian Cox
    af Brian Cox

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science. The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4's most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia and entertainment. These 25 episodes feature subjects ranging from music to Frankenstein, from particle physics to the science of sleep, and from astronauts to insects. Also included are the 2016 and 2017 Christmas Special episodes.Well-known guests featured in this collection include Dave Gorman, Phil Jupitus, Sara Pascoe, Ross Noble, Eric Idle, Noel Fielding, Katy Brand, Mark Gatiss and Dara O'Briain.

  • Mapping the Heavens af Priyamvada Natarajan Spar 21%
    - The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
    af Priyamvada Natarajan

    Mapping the Heavens provides a tour of the "e;greatest hits"e; of cosmological discoveries-the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place filled with the ordinary, is now a universe that is expanding at an accelerating pace, propelled by dark energy and structured by dark matter. Priyamvada Natarajan, our guide to these ideas, is at the forefront of the research-an astrophysicist who literally creates maps of invisible matter in the universe. She not only explains for a wide audience the science behind these essential ideas but also provides an understanding of how radical scientific theories gain acceptance.The formation and growth of black holes, dark matter halos, the accelerating expansion of the universe, the echo of the big bang, the discovery of exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes-these are some of the puzzling cosmological topics of the early twenty-first century. Natarajan discusses why the acceptance of new ideas about the universe and our place in it has never been linear and always contested even within the scientific community. And she affirms that, shifting and incomplete as science always must be, it offers the best path we have toward making sense of our wondrous, mysterious universe.

  • Quantum Moment af Robert P. Crease Spar 21%
    af Robert P. Crease & Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

    The fascinating story ofhow quantum mechanics went mainstreamThe discovery of thequantum-the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, thatenergy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisiblequantities-planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination.Quantum imagery andlanguage now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such asmultiverse, quantum leap, alternate universe, the uncertainty principle, andSchrodinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffeemugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy-phrases reinterpreted by each new generationof artists and writers.Is a quantum leap big orsmall? How uncertain is the uncertainty principle? Is this barrage of quantumvocabulary pretentious and wacky or a fundamental shift in the way we think?All of the above, sayRobert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber in this groundbreaking book. Theauthors-one a philosopher, the other a physicist-draw on their training and sixyears of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientifictheory to public understanding. Together, they and their students exploredmissteps, mistranslations, jokes, and gibberish in public discussions of the quantum. Their book explores the quantum's manifestations in everythingfrom art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.The authors reveal the quantum's implications for knowledge, metaphor,intellectual exchange, and the contemporary world. Understanding andappreciating quantum language and imagery, and recognizing its misuse, is partof what it means to be an educated person today.The result is acelebration of language at the interface of physics and culture, perfect foranyone drawn to the infinite variety of ideas.

  • Dan Dare af B7 Media
    - 21st Century Spaceman
    af B7 Media

    Runtime: 48 minutesThis fascinating feature documentary is an excellent companion piece to Season One of the critically-acclaimed Dan Dare Audio Adventures released by B7 Media. Science journalist Richard Hollingham explores whether the reality of space exploration is catching up with the Dan Dare universe. Featuring interviews with the cast, director and lead writer about re-inventing Dare for the 21st century, Richard even meets a real rocket scientist who owes his career to the pilot of the future.

  • Golden Ratio af Mario Livio Spar 15%
    - The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
    af Mario Livio

    Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887.... This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "e;The Golden Ratio,"e; was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places, from mollusk shells, sunflower florets, and rose petals to the shape of the galaxy. Psychological studies have investigated whether the Golden Ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing proportion extant, and it has been asserted that the creators of the Pyramids and the Parthenon employed it. It is believed to feature in works of art from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, and poets and composers have used it in their works. It has even been found to be connected to the behavior of the stock market!The Golden Ratio is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics. It tells the human story of numerous phi-fixated individuals, including the followers of Pythagoras who believed that this proportion revealed the hand of God; astronomer Johannes Kepler, who saw phi as the greatest treasure of geometry; such Renaissance thinkers as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa; and such masters of the modern world as Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, and physicist Roger Penrose. Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, Mario Livio reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist.

  • Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry Teacher's Resource CD-ROM af Lawrie Ryan
    af Lawrie Ryan, Roger Norris & Mike Wooster

    Fully revised and updated content matching new Cambridge International Examinations 9701 syllabus for first examination in 2016.

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  • Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics Teacher's Resource CD-ROM af John Miller
    af John Miller, Graham Jones, Richard Woodside, mfl.

    Fully revised and updated content matching the Cambridge International Examinations 9702 syllabus for first examination in 2016.

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  • Oxford International Primary Maths: Assessment Pack af Mary Wood
    af Mary Wood

    Oxford International Primary Maths is a complete six-year primary maths course that takes an investigative approach to learning maths. This Assessment Pack provides tests and mark schemes to comprehensively assess stage 3-6 studying the Cambridge International Examinations Primary Maths Curriculum.

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  • Interview with Jim Wilkinson af John C. Nash
    af John C. Nash

    Recorded in 1984, two years before Wilkinson's death, this interview preserves some of the spirit and facts of mathematical history. He discusses his work, including the building of Turing's Pilot Automatic Computing Engine, and his involvement in the field of computation.

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  • Hommel Interaktiv
    - Handbuch Der Gefahrlichen Guter CD-Rom. Update Netzwerkversion 4.0 Auf 5.0
     

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    • 3.431,95 kr.
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    • 25,00 kr.
  • Thermofluids af Wolfgang Wagner
    - Interactive Software for the Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties for More Than 60 Pure Substances - Interaktive Software Fur Die Berechnung Thermodynamischer Eigenschaften Fur Mehr Als 60 Reine Stoffe
    af Wolfgang Wagner & Urs Overhoff

    Presents an interactive program for the calculation of thermophysical properties of more than 60 fluid substances (gases and liquids). This software package allows you to calculate up to 35 diagram types for different properties, including the well known h-s, T-s, p-h and p-rho diagrams.

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