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 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.
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.
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.
Fluid mechanics embraces engineering, science, and medicine. This book´s logical organization begins with an introductory chapter summarizing the history of fluid mechanics and then moves on to the essential mathematics and physics needed to understand and work in fluid mechanics. Analytical treatments are based on the Navier-Stokes equations. The book also fully addresses the numerical and experimental methods applied to flows. This text is specifically written to meet the needs of students in engineering and science. Overall, readers get a sound introduction to fluid mechanics.
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
This book is an introduction to the physical principles underlying the behavior of materials consisting of grains. Such materials can be found in an enormous variety of places, ranging from the powders used to make vitamin pills to the rings of Saturn, from beaches to grain elevators, and from pottery clay to interstellar dust. Granular materials have interested physicists from Coulomb and Faraday to Reynolds and Rayleigh, but only recently have mathematical and experimental methods been developed to analyze their properties in detail. This text develops the fundamental physics of the behavior of granular materials. It covers the basic properties of flow, friction, and fluidization of uniform granular materials; discusses mixing and segregation of heterogeneous materials (the famous ´´brazil-nut problem´´); and concludes with an introduction to numerical models. The presentation begins with simple experiments and uses their results to build concepts and theorems about materials whose behavior is often quite counter-intuitive; it aims to present in a unified way the background needed to understand current work in the field. Developed for students at the University of Paris, the text will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students; it should also be of interest to researchers and engineers just eentering the field.
John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics , all of the clarity and insight that made his Introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text. Classical Mechanics is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course and covers such topics as conservation laws, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, two-body problems, non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, normal modes, chaos theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, and continuum mechanics. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems, to give a truly comprehensible introduction to the concepts that we hear so much about. At the end of each chapter is a large selection of interesting problems for the student, classified by topic and approximate difficulty, and ranging from simple exercises to challenging computer projects. Taylor´s Classical Mechanics is a thorough and very readable introduction to a subject that is four hundred years old but as exciting today as ever. He manages to convey that excitement as well as deep understanding and insight.
´´Signals, Sound, and Sensation is of great importance to the hearing science community... If I were to give an advanced course, this is precisely the book I would recommend.´´ (W. Dixon Ward, University of Minnesota) This is a unique book on the mathematics of signals written for hearing-science researchers. Designed to follow an introductory text on psychoacoustics, Signals, Sound, and Sensation takes the reader through the mathematics of signal processing from its beginnings in the Fourier transform to advanced topics in modulation, dispersion relations, minimum phase systems, sampled data, and nonlinear distortion. While the book is organized like an introductory engineering text on signals, the examples and exercises come from research on the perception of sound. A unique feature of the book is the consistent application of the Fourier transform, which unifies topics as diverse as cochlear filtering and digital recording. More than 250 exercises are included. Many of them are devoted to practical research in perception, while others explore surprising auditory illusions generated by special signals. A working knowledge of elementary calculus is the only prerequisite. Signals, Sound, and Sensation will help readers acquire the quantitative skills they need to solve signal problems that arise in their everyday work. Periodic signals, aperiodic signals, and noise - along with their linear and nonlinear transformations - are covered in detail. More advanced mathematical topics are treated in the appendices. In no other book are signal mathematics and psychoacoustics so neatly intertwined. Researchers and advanced students in the psychology of auditory perception will find this book indispensable.