A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: by Michael S. Schneider

By Michael S. Schneider

The Universe could be a Mystery,
But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a incredible, lavishly illustrated trip alongside the numbers one via ten to discover the mathematical rules made obvious in plant life, shells, crystals, vegetation, and the human physique, expressed within the symbolic language of people sayings and fairy stories, fable and faith, paintings and structure. this can be a new view of arithmetic, no longer the only we realized in school yet a entire advisor to the styles that recur throughout the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's advisor to developing, the Universe indicates you:

• Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round.
• Why one and weren't thought of numbers by means of the traditional Greeks.
• Why squares appear so usually in goddess artwork and board games.
• What estate makes the spiral the main common form in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies.
• How the human physique stocks the layout of a bean plant and the sunlight system.
• How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar.
• How our ten hands carry the secrets and techniques of either a lobster and a cathedral.
• and lots more and plenty extra.

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40). Care must be taken that in this case the thickness d is replaced by the thickness d1. After some mathematical manipulations . ■*■ · -* it can be shown that in the deformed coordinates (v , r ) the conductivity tensor P P takes the form σΛ U 1 + (σ z where σ - σ, ) u' 1 and σ . S. relations / \3 ί 2 Ar ) 2e U) I oA 1 pz \ h / ^>0 |9 ef vP2 ( \ d' ^3 xpl o s nK } " p ; eexp(~ 2^——) 7 7 " ; ccos (1-p) h~W^ ( — — )\ u 1 ^ ^ 1 - p exp (-d'/τν whereas, as the deviation function is written as -► -»· 8 F ° F- = - v .

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269) [refs. 6, 7] 55 J Λ = - 2 e2 xl ΓΞ]3 Λ . fo [hj / gives the simple form 1 x 3 3ε (1-270) x pie form 4π J , = xl e ! ° x J o From the general relation [ ref. 272) where B is Boltzmann's constant, an approximate expression for J j = σ Ε x g x is [ref. 7] for -^ϊ « 1 Sp (1-273) with σ = σ ί1·274* . 2). S. function f(o) (Eq. 06946 in the presence of film surfaces the framework of Fuchs calculation [refs. 31). In the case where irBT P « 1 and K 2 s » 1, τ? S. model [ref. 43) and gives [ref. 7] σ^ = σ f g AM σ .

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