Beni Bischof arbeitet unba¿ndig und intuitiv. Neben Zeichnungen, Collagen, Malerei, Skulpturen und Installationen zeugen seine seit 2005 im Eigenverlag herausgegebenen laserkopierten Ku¿nstlermagazine von seinem eruptiven Schaffensdrang. Spontane Gedanken zu gesellschaftlichen und politischen Themen u¿bersetzt er in skurrile und witzige Wort- und Zeichenbotschaften, die von entwaffnender Direktheit sind. Die Banalita¿t des allta¿glichen Lebens wird ebenso wenig verschont wie Dramen aus der politischen Agenda. Beni Bischof entglamourisiert den edlen Schein der vermeintlichen Exklusivita¿t und zeichnet ein abgru¿ndiges Bild der Gesellschaft. Sein Bild- und Textmaterial eignet er sich aus der Trivialliteratur, Modezeitschriften, der Werbung oder aus der virtuellen Welt an. Psychobuch (2014), seine erste Publikation in der Edition Patrick Frey, ist zugleich Gesamtschau dieses dichten Schaffens sowie eigensta¿ndiges Ku¿nstlerbuch. Mit Texte erscheint nun ein auf den ersten Blick gegensa¿tzlich wirkendes Werk: reiner Text in Taschenbuchformat. Es ist Beni Bischofs perso¿nliches Abbild seiner Sammlung von Mails, Headlines, Slogans und Witzen. Texte erscheint anla¿sslich der Einzelausstellung des Ku¿nstlers im Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (13. Februar bis 21. Juni 2015). Beni Bischof wird mit dem Manor-Kunstpreis St. Gallen 2015 ausgezeichnet.
This is an advanced textbook on the subject of turbulence, and is suitable for engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the elementary accounts of turbulence to be found in undergraduate texts, and the more rigorous, accounts given in the many monographs on the subject.
This text is primarily intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics. However, the elementary atomic physics of the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates first being introduced to the subject. Its experimental basis is strongly emphasized.
Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, this mechanics text is based mainly on Galileo´s principle of relativity and Hamilton´s principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to a complete and direct means of solving problems in mechanics.
This is a graduate text on turbulent flows, an important topic in fluid dynamics. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, designed for teaching, and is based on a course taught by the author at Cornell University for a number of years. The book consists of two parts followed by a number of appendices. Part I provides a general introduction to turbulent flows, how they behave, how they can be described quantitatively, and the fundamental physical processes involved. Part II is concerned with different approaches for modelling or simulating turbulent flows. The necessary mathematical techniques are presented in the appendices. This book is primarily intended as a graduate level text in turbulent flows for engineering students, but it may also be valuable to students in applied mathematics, physics, oceanography and atmospheric sciences, as well as researchers and practising engineers.
This corrected version of the landmark 1981 textbook introduces the physical principles and theoretical basis of acoustics with deep mathematical rigor, concentrating on concepts and points of view that have proven useful in applications such as noise control, underwater sound, architectural acoustics, audio engineering, nondestructive testing, remote sensing, and medical ultrasonics. Since its publication, this text has been used as part of numerous acoustics-related courses across the world, and continues to be used widely today. During its writing, the book was fine-tuned according to insights gleaned from a broad range of classroom settings. Its careful design supports students in their pursuit of a firm foundation while allowing flexibility in course structure. The book can easily be used in single-term or full-year graduate courses and includes problems and answers. This rigorous and essential text is a must-have for any practicing or aspiring acoustician.
In this text, the author constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining all the basic problems in dynamics, including the theory of oscillations, the theory of rigid body motion, and the Hamiltonian formalism. This modern approch, based on the theory of the geometry of manifolds, distinguishes iteself from the traditional approach of standard textbooks. Geometrical considerations are emphasized throughout and include phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. The work includes a detailed discussion of qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like perturbation techniques, averaging, and adiabatic invariance.
Detailed and self-contained, this text supplements its rigor with intuitive ideas and is geared toward beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Topics include principal fiber bundles and connections; curvature; particle fields, Lagrangians, and gauge invariance; inhomogeneous field equations; free Dirac electron fields; calculus on frame bundle; and unification of gauge fields and gravitation. 1981 edition