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Space And Beyond

Author : Gary Westfahl
ISBN : 0313308462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.

Space Tourism

Author : Michel van Pelt
ISBN : 0387402136
Genre : Science
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Many scientific papers and popular articles have been written on the topic of space tourism, describing everything from expected market sizes to the rules of 3-dimensional microgravity football. But what would it actually feel like to be a tourist in space, to be hurled into orbit on top of a controlled explosion, to float around in a spacecraft, and to be able to look down on your hometown from above the atmosphere? Space tourism is not science fiction anymore, Michel van Pelt tells us, but merely a logical step in the evolution of space flight. Space is about to be opened up to more and more people, and the drive behind this is one of the most powerful economic forces: tourism. Van Pelt describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away. This is a book for everyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to space: a dream which, according to van Pelt, may not be so far from becoming a reality. Consider it the armchair traveler's guide to the coming boom in space tourism.

Space And Beyond

Author : R. A. Montgomery
ISBN : 0942545168
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The reader's decisions control a series of adventures in outer space, beginning on a spaceship traveling between galaxies.

Outer Space And Beyond

Author : Hugh Y. Rayment
ISBN : 9781426983870
Genre : Fiction
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This book tells an exciting series of adventures by a group of University studene who are convinced that there is another planet in our universe that will support life the same as Earth. The story takes place a thousand years from now where there have been huge advances in space travel The group of 10 take space travel training and embark upon a mission to find their planet. They suspect that it is on the opposite side of the sun and in the same orbit as Earth After a 300 day journey they do indeed discover the new planet, Dooma. It is populated with people very similar to ourselves. They are far advanced into a way of life that dispells all the troubles we have on Earth. The story is not without romance, adventure, and discover. There is no profanity in this book -- fit for all ages.

Outer Space And Beyond

Author : Lynn M. Stone
ISBN : 9781625132277
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Outer space and its characteristics are identified and discussed throughout this book. Up-to-date information from current research is provided on every page.

Photons In Fock Space And Beyond

Author : Reinhard Honegger
ISBN : 9789814618854
Genre : Science
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The three-volume major reference “Photons in Fock Space and Beyond” undertakes a new mathematical and conceptual foundation of the theory of light emphasizing mesoscopic radiation systems. The quantum optical notions are generalized beyond Fock representations where the richness of an infinite dimensional quantum field system, with its mathematical difficulties and theoretical possibilities, is fully taken into account. It aims at a microscopic formulation of a mesoscopic model class which covers in principle all stages of the generation and propagation of light within a unified and well-defined conceptual frame. The dynamics of the interacting systems is founded — according to original works of the authors — on convergent perturbation series and describes the developments of the quantized microscopic as well as the classical collective degrees of freedom at the same time. The achieved theoretical unification fits especially to laser and microwave applications inheriting objective information over quantum noise. A special advancement is the incorporation of arbitrary multiply connected cavities where ideal conductor boundary conditions are imposed. From there arises a new category of classical and quantized field parts, apparently not treated in Quantum Electrodynamics before. In combination with gauge theory, the additional “cohomological fields” explain topological quantum effects in superconductivity. Further applications are to be expected for optoelectronic and optomechanical systems. Contents:Volume I: From Classical to Quantized Radiation Systems:Preliminaries on ElectromagnetismClassical Electrodynamics in L2-Hilbert SpacesClassical Electrodynamics in the Smeared Field FormalismStatistical Classical ElectrodynamicsCanonical Quantization and Weyl AlgebrasDeformation QuantizationOptical States, Optical CoherenceVolume II: Quantized Mesoscopic Radiation Models:SqueezingBlack Body RadiationMesoscopic Electronic Matter Algebras and StatesWeakly Inhomogeneous InteractionsQuantized Radiation ModelsVolume III: Mathematics for Photon Fields:Observables and AlgebrasStates and Their Decomposition MeasuresDynamics and Perturbation TheoryGauges and Fiber Bundles Readership: This three-volume series is recommended for graduate students and researchers working in rigorous Electrodynamics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Field Theory in general. Key Features:On the side of Physics, “Photons in Fock Space and Beyond” extends the applicability of quantum optical notions far beyond the usual scope of the quantum optical literature by using more general optical cavities and theoretical ansatzes. By establishing a systematic conceptual frame, many fundamental questions of photon theory are clarified by mathematical argumentsOn the side of Mathematical Physics, certain parts of the theory of vector fields with boundary conditions, of operator algebras, ergodic theory, convexity, measures on dual spaces, perturbation theory and electrodynamic gauge bundles are not only treated in an introductory fashion but also supplemented in an original mannerThe unique feature of that exposition of mathematical disciplines is their integration into a comprehesive line of thought within a deductive physical theoryKeywords:Electrodynamics;Vector Analysis;Statistical Physics;Quantum Optics;Quantum Field Theory;Quantum Statistics;Solid State Physics;Superconductivity;Gauge Theory;Operator Algebras;Convexity;Topological Vector Spaces;Fiber BundlesReviews: “This three volume work on the quantum field theory of radiation combines well presented, competent mathematical foundations with actual physical applications to mesoscopic photonics.” (See Full Review) Professor Ernst Binz Universität Mannheim

Organisational Space And Beyond

Author : Karen Dale
ISBN : 9781315302416
Genre : Business & Economics
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Through the focus on organizational space, using the reception and significance of the seminal work on the subject by sociologist Henri Lefebvre, this book demonstrates why and how Lefebvre's work can be used to inform and elaborate organisational studies, especially in view of the current interest in the "socio-material" dimension of organisations. As the "spatial turn" in organisational research exposed the importance of spatial design in inducing power and cultural relations, Lefebvre's perspective has become an inspiring, theoretical framework. However, Organisational Space and Beyond explores how Lefebvre’s work could be of a much wider relevance, especially given his profound theoretical engagement with diverse schools of philosophical and sociological thought, including Nietzsche, Marx, Sartre and Foucault. This book brings together a range of authors that collectively develop a broader understanding of Lefebvre's relevance to organizational studies, including areas of management concern such as strategy and diversity studies, and ultimately draw on Lefebvre’s work to rethink, reimagine and reshape scholarship in organisational studies. It will be of relevance to researchers, academics, students and organizational professionals in the fields of organisation studies, management studies, cultural studies, architecture and sociology.

Deep Space Probes

Author : Gregory L. Matloff
ISBN : 9783540273400
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft. Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Exploring Space And Beyond

Author : Brian Krumm
ISBN : 1491466596
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Connect brings together the nonfiction text features you need with the engaging, powerful stories you want. This four-book set explores space through various nonfiction text types, including chronology, biographies, and cause and effect. A fiction book about space travel is tailor-made to complement the nonfiction offerings. Pulling together integrated resources has never been so easy!

Ray Tracing And Beyond

Author : E. R. Tracy
ISBN : 9780521768061
Genre : Science
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This complete introduction to the use of modern ray tracing techniques in plasma physics describes the powerful mathematical methods generally applicable to vector wave equations in non-uniform media, and clearly demonstrates the application of these methods to simplify and solve important problems in plasma wave theory. Key analytical concepts are carefully introduced as needed, encouraging the development of a visual intuition for the underlying methodology, with more advanced mathematical concepts succinctly explained in the appendices, and supporting Matlab and Raycon code available online. Covering variational principles, covariant formulations, caustics, tunnelling, mode conversion, weak dissipation, wave emission from coherent sources, incoherent wave fields, and collective wave absorption and emission, all within an accessible framework using standard plasma physics notation, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers in plasma physics.

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