Commercial brass, ~30% Zn, displaying dendritic solidification
An good example of dendritic solidification, which occurs when the solidification front becomes unstable with respect to small perturbations. This results in the growth of the perturbations, producing dendrites (from the Greek for tree). The variation in colour across the micrograph indicates that the cooling was sufficiently rapid to prevent solid state diffusion and hence a concentration variation. This phenomenon is known as coring.
This book, designed for a two-semester general physics course for science and engineering students, presents a logical and unified approach emphasizing the conservation laws, the concepts of fields and waves, and the atomic view of matter. The special theory of relativity, in its more basic aspects, is used throughout the text as one of the guiding principles that must be met by any physical theory
Endoscopy as a Tool in Architecture
The European Architectural Endoscopy Association was established in connection with the Association?s first international conference on August 25-28, 1993, which was hosted by the Department of Architecture at the Tampere University of Technology. The purpose of the EAEA is to promote experimentation, research, communication, exchange of experiences, collaboration, user participation and teaching in the field of endoscopy and environmental simulation. The first EAEA conference was attended by 25
Computer Aided Environmental Solutions: Evaluation of Optimum Building Orientation in Lahore, Pakist
One of the primary features of solar passive design is the orientation of a building on a particular latitude. The client of Information Technology demands testing, validity, practicality and sustainability of a building project before execution. The computer based simulations are the only practical way to predict the complex energy performance and analysis for a large number of passive design solutions. This paper investigates the optimum residential building orientation having various zones, l
Parametric modulations in Masonry
The focus of the research presented in this paper asks how a designer can create a flexible system of physical making which can accommodate multiple programmatic functions within a smooth whole, rather than creating an a priori singular formal object. This adaptable system of construction works through the development of an intelligent CAD model that can be mapped to a flexible manufacturing mechanism, i.e. a reconfigurable mold. This system of manufacturing can be used to cast totally unique
Problem Structuring in Architectural Design
The purpose of this research is to describe in operational terms the process of problem structuring while solving spatial problems in architectural design. The designer's behavior is described in terms of problem structuring, when problem parameters are established or transformed, and in terms of problem solving when these parameters are satisfied in a design solution. As opposed to problem solving, the structuring of problems is an under-studied but crucial aspect of complex tasks such as desig
The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
A text book for a first course in design and analysis of algorithms. The emphasis is on ideas and ease of understanding rather then on implementation details or programming tricks. It starts with formulating several models that include random access register machine, random access stored program machine and variants of these, so one can establish analytical results and at the same time accurately reflect on the salient features of real machines
Interview de Françoise LORCERIE
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V prostoru JxyZET se gibljejo delci in s časom spreminjajo svoj položaj.,Motion of particles in JxyZET space and changing position.
CAD and Management of Construction Projects
The increasing interest in computer-aided design (CAD) has prompted research that is aimed at identifying the opportunities for construction managers and building contractors. It has been found that the use of CAD systems in the U.K. is mainly confined to the production of detailed drawings. Indeed, most of the systems used are 2-D drafting tools and incapable of supporting the integration of even modest amounts of nongraphical (construction) data. On the other hand, many 3-D modeling systems ha
How to Predict the Future(s)
Over the last century, there have been many spectacularly bad predictions of how technology will evolve and how it will be used—and a few almost clairvoyant forecasts of technology trends. This course will investigate both. By examining predictions made about the Internet, video on demand, cellular telephony, nuclear power, and other technologies, students will attempt to discern why some predictions work and most don’t. Much of the course will be devoted to techniques in scenario planning a
John Molson School of Business Tour
http://www.johnmolson.concordia.ca Enjoy a speedy video tour of the John Molson School of Business and check-out the state-of-the-art facilities. The Concordia University's John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is Canada's largest English language business school and is located in the heart of multicultural downtown Montreal. JMSB is AACSB accredited (http://bit.ly/dCjANO) and offers undergraduate degrees in commerce (B.Comm) and business administration (B. Admin), graduate-level programs (CA
LAYOFF uses a simple casual game paradigm to comment on the current state of the US financial crisis. Both friends and strangers face tough times in an unstable economy. Part dark humor, part grim portent, in the game players play from the side of management needing to cut jobs, and match types of workers in groups in order to lay the workers off and increase workforce efficiency.
Distributed Web Systems - Time and global state
This lecture forms part of the "Time and global state" topic in the Distributed Web Systems module.
Quantum field theory
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Last taught in Spring Semester 2006 A compilation of fourteen lectures in PDF format on the subject of quantum field theory. This module is suitable for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate level learners. Suitable for year 3/4 undergraduate and postgraduate study. Dr Kirill Krasnov, School of Mathematical Sciences Dr Kirill Krasnov is a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. After studying physics in K
Hearing Within: Matador Michael Lizarraga (PART 1 of 2)
CSUN forward Michael Lizarraga, the nation's only deaf player in NCAA Division I Basketball, is the subject of this 20-minute documentary produced by Matt Brown, noted Southern California sports photographer. Featuring extensive interviews with Lizarraga, Matador head coach Bobby Braswell, senior forward Willie Galick, and team interpreter Erin Matthews. [Divided into two parts due to YouTube requirements for video running time.] video provided courtesy of Matt Brown Photography, visit www.matt
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2010: Lauren Leichtman
Biographical tribute video for Lauren Leichtman (Class of '72), philanthropist , CEO of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, and one of three honorees at the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Directed, shot & edited by Krishna Narayanamurti Produced by Gray Mounger, Shellie Hadvina, Cheryl McMillan, the Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Association Executive Producers: Vance Peterson and Randal Thomson for University Advancement Narration by Karen Kearns Archival photographs and video provid
Alter Egos -- Episode 1: "The Flying Nurse"
Who are we away from work? Meet a cross-section of Cal State Northridge faculty and staff who are as interesting and involved off-campus as they are during working hours. At CSUN, their ideas and energy are in the mix! A web exclusive for NorthridgeMagazine.com directed, shot & edited by Krishna Narayanamurti written & produced by Brenda Roberts co-produced by David Mascarina executive producers: Vance Peterson, Ligeia Polidora, Joseph O'Connor and Randal Thomson animation by iStockPhoto.com m
Keith Haring at Grounds for Sculpture | 08/02/10
Artist Keith Haring, who died in 1990 at the age of 31, is famous for his iconic, graffiti-inspired art – starting in the subways of NYC, then taking the international art world by storm. In Keith Haring: A New Dimension, Grounds for Sculpture has presented a selection of Haring’s lesser-known sculptural work. State of the Arts producer Christopher Benincasa talks with curator Ellen Landis about the exhibit and the legacy of the one-man phenomenon that was Haring.
Quantum Information Processing
Quantum Information Processing aims at harnessing quantum physics to conceive and build devices that could dramatically exceed the capabilities of today's "classical" computation and communciation systems. In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts of this rapidly developing field. Study Goals: To understand the operation, potential, and limitations of the main theoretical results (algorithms, error correction, communication) To be able to use the formalism of quantum information (uni