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Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Introduction to and use of complex analysis and algebraic techniques to understand the solution of boundary value problems. Physics examples serve to introduce the fundamental partial differential equations and “special functions” of mathematical physics. A thorough analysis of Green’s functions leads to a discussion of integral equations. Supplementary topics include dispersion relations and rational function approximation.

Foundations of Quantum Theory: From Classical Concepts to Operator Algebras (Fundamental Theories of Physics Book 188)

This book studies the foundations of quantum theory through its relationship to classical physics. This idea goes back to the Copenhagen Interpretation (in the original version due to Bohr and Heisenberg), which the author relates to the mathematical formalism of operator algebras originally created by von Neumann. The book therefore includes comprehensive appendices on functional analysis and C*-algebras, as well as a briefer one on logic, category theory, and topos theory. Matters of foundational as well as mathematical interest that are covered in detail include symmetry (and its "spontaneous" breaking), the measurement problem, the Kochen-Specker, Free Will, and Bell Theorems, the Kadison-Singer conjecture, quantization, indistinguishable particles, the quantum theory of large systems, and quantum logic, the latter in connection with the topos approach to quantum theory.This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. 

Food and Climate Change without the hot air: Change your diet: the easiest way to help save the planet

"• 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food – how can we reduce this?• What effect does the food we eat have on the environment?• How will climate change affect the food we will eat in the future?• Can the choices we make as consumers reduce carbon emissions dramatically?Inspired by the author's former mentor David MacKay (Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air), Food and Climate Change is a rigorously researched discussion of how food and climate change are intimately connected. In this ground-breaking and accessible work, Prof Sarah Bridle focuses on facts rather than emotive descriptions. Highly illustrated in full colour throughout, the book explains how anyone can reduce the climate impact of their food."

Plant Based Cookbook For Beginners: The Complete And Flexible Recipe Book For Eating Well Without Meat That Helps You Get Inspired To Lose Weight, Be Healthier, And Feel Better Every Day

Are You Looking For a Diet That Naturally Increases Your Quality of Life? Then Read-Along And Find Out How a Simple Plant-Based Recipe Book Can Make You Rethink The Way You See Vegetables!Throughout most of their lives, many people rely mainly on the capabilities of the body to digest and cope with whatever life throws at them. Unfortunately, it cannot always be this way…And our society does not make it any easier for us. We are constantly being shoved in our faces superfoods and meal alternatives that imitate, or are supposed to replicate the sources of energy a person might need…Many experts would tell you to supplement regular exercising with the right mix of nutrients. More often than not, such advice sounds as misleading as ambiguous. Trying out new diets and regimens, hoping to achieve the desired results, eventually leaves us with the probability of nothing but frustration.Why? Because we are not keeping it simple… In this sense, a Plant-Based Diet, with all its advantages Nature’s Products have to offer, might be just the answer to better well-being and preventing various ill-related symptoms!Research shows that dietary patterns Rich In Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Wheat help not only with Strengthening The Immune System but Enhancing a Steady Fat Loss Process while Reducing the Risks of Heart Disease, Stroke, or Diabetes.And With The Help Of This Guide, You Will Have The Opportunity To Positively Impact Your Longevity and Quality of Life!After going through This Plant-Based Diet Manual, you will: Get Familiar With The Plant-Based Diet and find out the science behind receiving better nutrition and living a healthy life (the diet strategy is not only easy, but budget-friendly as well)Discover Over 500 Vegan But At The Same Time Flexible Recipes that not only sound great but also taste outstanding (it’s up to you whether to go vegetarian or fully vegan)Experience Weight Loss And Immune System Protection with ingredients extracted from the Earth’s resources (why do you think our ancestors lived for so long?)Reveal Ingenious and Useful Tips For Cooking Plant-Forward Ingredients and feel like you are being served at a top-notch restaurant (with the tiny difference you are sitting at your own dining table)Find Insightful Suggestions On Shopping and Storage Strategies that will drastically ease your life (by being able to choose products more sensibly and help them stay fresh)And So Much More!…Getting used to your new habits might require some effort, but…Believe it or not, you can practically turn any non-vegan dish into an entirely plant-based equivalent without sacrificing taste (Even When It Comes To Burgers!).With This Guide In Hand, You Will Have The Opportunity To Create Varied and Satisfying Meals, plus getting a HUGE BONUS - A Strong Body and Sound Health. Worth it, Don’t You Think…?… Order Your Copy and Embrace Your New YOU!