Feb 02 2010 Information graphics , or infographics , are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. The graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as on signs and maps and in journalism, technical writing and education. Today, infographics surround us in the media, in published works both mainstream and scientific and in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form and act as a visual shorthand for everyday concepts, such as “Stop” and “Go.”
Version Date: March 2013 This list of answers to frequently asked questions in physics was created by Scott Chase in 1992. Its purpose was to provide good answers to questions that had been discussed often in the sci.physics and related Internet news groups.
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When Worlds Collide: Micro Versus Macro Although humans have long observed the devastating effects of infectious diseases, the microscope made it possible to see the pathogens. Today, the genomics revolution lets scientists "see" the microbial world in greater detail, leading to custom-designed drugs and therapies.
Description 8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World.
| Take a look at our Periodic Minimal Surfaces Image Gallery | Important events have recently taken place in structural crystallography. First, the rigid concept of a “perfect crystal” has been relaxed to embrace more general structures, such as quasi-crystals. Second, an advance has been made from the classical geometry of coordination polyhedra to three-dimensional differential geometry. The decisive step in this direction has been the use of curved surfaces in describing a great variety of structures. The essence of the key concept of a minimal surface is as follows. When a wire frame is dipped into soapy water, a thin film is formed.
Learning a new language can be a great way to challenge your mind, meet people from different cultures and even add a valuable asset to your resume and hireability. While traditional courses can be great, there are a number of free courses on the web that can help teach you the basics of language learning and get you on the path to fluency without having to spend a fortune. Here are 100 resources we’ve found that will help you become multilingual in your choice of languages. French
Ant behavior was the inspiration for the metaheuristic optimization technique. In computer science and operations research , the ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) is a probabilistic technique for solving computational problems which can be reduced to finding good paths through graphs . This algorithm is a member of the ant colony algorithms family, in swarm intelligence methods, and it constitutes some metaheuristic optimizations. Initially proposed by Marco Dorigo in 1992 in his PhD thesis, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] the first algorithm was aiming to search for an optimal path in a graph, based on the behavior of ants seeking a path between their colony and a source of food.
We've been working on producing mazes by computer, with input from a human designer. We're interested in two complementary questions with respect to maze design: Complexity: What makes a maze difficult to solve?
In this glossary each entry is an hypertext link that takes you to an introduction describing that concept in a wider context. Alternatively, to read all the introductions in sequence start with " Setting The Scene ". This is a brief glossary, for a more detailed one see: ISAAC's .
is a branch of the theory of computation in theoretical computer science and mathematics that focuses on classifying computational problems according to their inherent difficulty, and relating those classes to each other.
Figures for "Impossible fractals" Cameron Browne Figure 1. The tri-bar, the Koch snowflake and the Sierpinski gasket. Figure 2.
A Letter from a College Professor Some time ago I received a call from a colleague, who asked if I would be the referee on the grading of an examination question. He was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed he should receive a perfect score and would if the system were not set up against the student. The instructor and the student agreed to an impartial arbiter, and I was selected.
© Ohio State University We love biomimicry news. There is something satisfying about the natural world telling us how to make our technology better, rather than the often-assumed other way around. This year seems to have given us a bumper crop of news stories about biomimicry innovations and we have selected some of the most interesting robots, materials, structures and strategies to highlight here. 1.
What is Tidal Energy? Tidal energy is electricity harnessed from the movement of tides, rivers and ocean currents using turbines. How is Tidal Energy Generated?