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Roots of Modern Technology : an Elegant Survey of the Basic Mathematical and Scientific Concepts

Author: Siegfried Wendt
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
Series: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : Online-ausgView all editions and formats
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What Socrates Couldn't Know provides a comprehensive historic view on the foundations of contemporary technologies. Avoiding misleading metaphors and analogies, the text revisits mathematical and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried Wendt
ISBN: 9783642120626 3642120628 9783642120619 364212061X
OCLC Number: 664677829
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Berlin [u.a.] Springer, 2010. online-Ressource.
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Contents: Explaining Modern Technology.- Explaining Modern Technology.- I: Fundamentals of Mathematics and Logic.- Mathematicians Are Humans Like You and Me - They Count and Arrange.- Mathematicians Are Nothing Special - They Draw and Compare.- When It Helps to Ignore Any Meaning.- About the Methods for Computing the Future.- What Talking and Writing Have in Common.- II: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences.- What the Moon Has to Do with Mechanical Engineering.- How Albert Einstein Disregarded Common Sense.- How a Few Frog Legs Triggered the Origin of Electrical Engineering.- Small, Smaller, Smallest - How the Components of Matter Were Found.- How the Difference between Particles and Waves Disappeared.- How "Recipes" in the Cells of Living Organisms Were Found and Can Be Rewritten.- III: Fundamentals of Engineering.- Why Engineers Are "Playing with Models".- Everything becomes Digital - Really Everything?.
Series Title: SpringerLink: Springer e-Books
Responsibility: by Siegfried Wendt.

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