By Atilla Ansal, Mohamed Sakr
This e-book bargains a vast point of view on vital subject matters in earthquake geotechnical engineering and offers experts and those who are concerned with learn and alertness a extra accomplished realizing concerning the numerous themes. inclusive of eighteen chapters written through authors from the main seismic energetic areas of the area, corresponding to united states, Japan, Canada, Chile, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Taiwan, and Turkey, the booklet displays diversified perspectives referring to easy methods to investigate and reduce earthquake harm. The authors, a well-liked crew of experts within the box of earthquake geotechnical engineering, are the invited teachers of the foreign convention on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering from Case heritage to perform within the honour of Professor Kenji Ishihara held in Istanbul, Turkey in the course of 17-19 June 2013.
By Yann Bugeaud
This e-book offers state of the art examine at the distribution modulo one in all sequences of quintessential powers of actual numbers and similar themes. many of the effects have by no means prior to seemed in a single booklet and lots of of them have been proved merely over the last decade. subject matters coated comprise the distribution modulo one of many quintessential powers of 3/2 and the frequency of incidence of every digit within the decimal enlargement of the sq. root of 2. the writer takes some extent of view from combinatorics on phrases and introduces quite a few options, together with specific structures of standard numbers, Schmidt's video games, Riesz product measures and transcendence effects. With various routines, the booklet is perfect for graduate classes on Diophantine approximation or as an advent to distribution modulo one for non-experts. experts will take pleasure in the inclusion of over 50 open difficulties and the wealthy and finished bibliography of over seven hundred references.
By Martin Gardner
Called "The Magician of Math" by means of Newsweek, Martin Gardner bargains 103 confusing brainteasers, anagrams, and rebus and good judgment puzzles to offer little grey cells a work out. There are clues — and humor — within the sixty nine whimsical illustrations, plus whole ideas at the back of the e-book for someone who will get stumped.
By Laurence Raw
Merchant-Ivory: Interviews gathers jointly for the 1st time interviews revamped the previous 5 many years with director James Ivory (b. 1928), manufacturer Ismail service provider (1936-2005), and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (b. 1927). starting with their earliest paintings in India, and finishing with James Ivory's final movie, town of Your ultimate vacation spot (2009), the publication strains their occupation, whereas providing precious insights into their inventive filmmaking strategy. the quantity serves as a corrective to the existing serious orthodoxy connected to Merchant-Ivory's paintings, which has a tendency to treat them as being exclusively fascinated about traditionally actual costumes and settings. As autonomous filmmakers, they've got built an idiosyncratic process that resists facile class. Merchant-Ivory have insisted on protecting their independence.
More importantly, this e-book indicates how Merchant-Ivory have consistently taken massive care in casting their motion pictures, in addition to treating actors with appreciate. it is a planned coverage, designed to carry out one of many triumvirate's critical thematic matters, working all through their work--the influence of the "clash of cultures" on contributors. in part this has been encouraged by way of their collective stories of dwelling and dealing in several cultures. they don't supply any solutions to this factor; fairly they suspect that their job is just to elevate wisdom; to make filmgoers aware of the significance of cultural sensitivities that imagine paramount importance in any alternate, even if verbal or nonverbal.