The Natural Magic of Magnets

Author: James D. Livingston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674216457

Category: Science

Page: 311

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Describes the properties of magnetic forces, the history of their applications, and the future uses being developed for them
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Author: James D. Livingston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055357

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 9126

From Peter Pan to Harry Potter, from David Copperfield to levitating toys, there is magic in conquering gravity. In this first-ever popular introduction to âeoemaglevâe âe" the use of magnetic forces to overcome gravity and frictionâe"James D. Livingston takes lay readers on a journey of discovery, from basic concepts to todayâe(tm)s most thrilling applications. The tour begins with examples of our historical fascination with levitation, both real and fake. At the next stop, Livingston introduces readers to the components of maglev: gravitational and magnetic forces in the universe, force fields, diamagnetism and stabilization, superdiamagnetism and supercurrents, maglev nanotechnology, and more. He explores the development of the superconductors that are making large-scale levitation devices possible, and the use of magnetic bearings in products ranging from implanted blood pumps to wind turbines, integrated circuit fabrication, and centrifuges to enrich uranium. In the last chapters, we arrive at the science behind maglev transportation systems, such as Chinese trains that travel 250 miles per hour without touching the tracks. Packed with fascinating anecdotes about the colorful personalities who have âeoefought friction by fighting gravity,âe the book maintains accuracy throughout while it entertains and informs technical and nontechnical readers alike. With so many new applications for magnetic levitation on the horizon, Rising Force is sure to retain its own magic for years to come.
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Author: James D. Livingston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055357

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 8505

From Peter Pan to Harry Potter, from David Copperfield to levitating toys, there is magic in conquering gravity. In this first-ever popular introduction to âeoemaglevâe âe" the use of magnetic forces to overcome gravity and frictionâe"James D. Livingston takes lay readers on a journey of discovery, from basic concepts to todayâe(tm)s most thrilling applications. The tour begins with examples of our historical fascination with levitation, both real and fake. At the next stop, Livingston introduces readers to the components of maglev: gravitational and magnetic forces in the universe, force fields, diamagnetism and stabilization, superdiamagnetism and supercurrents, maglev nanotechnology, and more. He explores the development of the superconductors that are making large-scale levitation devices possible, and the use of magnetic bearings in products ranging from implanted blood pumps to wind turbines, integrated circuit fabrication, and centrifuges to enrich uranium. In the last chapters, we arrive at the science behind maglev transportation systems, such as Chinese trains that travel 250 miles per hour without touching the tracks. Packed with fascinating anecdotes about the colorful personalities who have âeoefought friction by fighting gravity,âe the book maintains accuracy throughout while it entertains and informs technical and nontechnical readers alike. With so many new applications for magnetic levitation on the horizon, Rising Force is sure to retain its own magic for years to come.
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A Practical Guide

Author: Jose Luis Hinojosa

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560728085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 54

View: 1124

This book is intended as a practical guide, reference, and motivational tool for all who are interested in the use of magnets for the purposes of improving sleep, decreasing stress, improving energy levels, relieving discomforts, and improving overall health and wellness. Health Care Professionals will take a special interest in this book because, if nothing else, we are in the business of caring for others' health concerns. It is thus, imperative that we become better informed regarding complementary approaches to Health Care.
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From Fundamentals to Nanoscale Dynamics

Author: Joachim Stöhr,Hans Christoph Siegmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540302832

Category: Science

Page: 822

View: 9956

This text book gives a comprehensive account of magnetism, one of the oldest yet most vibrant fields of physics. It spans the historical development, the physical foundations and the continuing research underlying the subject. The book covers both the classical and quantum mechanical aspects of magnetism and novel experimental techniques. Perhaps uniquely, it discusses spin transport and magnetization dynamics phenomena associated with atomically and spin engineered nano-structures against the backdrop of spintronics and magnetic storage and memory applications. The book is for students, and serves as a reference for scientists in academia and research laboratories.
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Author: James D. Livingston

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471316275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8979

It includes both chemical and physical approaches to the properties of solids, and clearly separates those aspects of materials properties that can be tackled with classical physics from those that require quantum mechanics. * Quantum mechanics are introduced later to allow readers to be familiar with some of the mathematics necessary for quantum mechanics before being exposed to its bewildering fundamental concepts. * Discusses the electronic properties of solids from the viewpoint of elementary band theory, and end with a brief treatment of semiconductors and some semiconducting devices.
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Author: Erik Gregersen Associate Editor, Astronomy and Space Exploration

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615303057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

View: 6074

Introduces electricity and magnetism and profiles leading figures in electromagnetic science.
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An Introduction to Electricity

Author: Larry E. Schafer

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873551109

Category: Science

Page: 149

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When it's just not possible to take students out to explore the natural world, bring the natural world to the classroom. Clearly organized and easy to use, this helpful guide contains more than 50 science lessons in six units: Greening the School, Insects, Plants, Rocks and Soils, Water, and In the Sky. All lessons include objectives, materials lists, procedures, reproducible data sheets, ideas for adapting to different grade levels, discussion questions, and next steps. Almost all the needed materials are inexpensive or even free (such as leaves and rocks), and if you do get the chance to venture outside, the lessons will work there, too. By using Steve Rich's follow up to his popular book Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide, you can introduce students to everything from bug zoos to the Sun and stars without ever needing to pull on a jacket.
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Martha Wright and Women's Rights

Author: Sherry H. Penney,James D. Livingston

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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"A very dangerous woman" is what Martha Coffin Wright's conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women's rights and abolition movements. In 1848, Wright and her older sister Lucretia Mott were among the five brave women who organized the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. Wright remained a prominent figure in the women's movement until her death in 1875 at age sixty-eight, when she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. At age twenty-six, she attended the 1833 founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society and later presided over numerous antislavery meetings, including two in 1861 that were disrupted by angry antiabolitionist mobs. Active in the Underground Railroad, she sheltered fugitive slaves and was a close friend and supporter of Harriet Tubman. In telling Wright's story, the authors make good use of her lively letters to her family, friends, and colleagues, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These letters reveal Wright's engaging wit and offer an insider's view of nineteenth-century reform and family life. Her correspondence with slaveholding relatives in the South grew increasingly contentious with the approach of the Civil War. One nephew became a hero of the Confederacy with his exploits at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and her son in the Union artillery was seriously wounded at Gettysburg while repelling Pickett's Charge. Wright's life never lacked for drama. She survived a shipwreck, spent time at a frontier fort, experienced the trauma of the deaths of a fiancé, her first husband, and three of her seven children, and navigated intense conflicts within the women's rights and abolition movements. Throughout her tumultuous career, she drew on a reservoir of humor to promote her ideas and overcome the many challenges she faced. This accessible biography, written with the general reader in mind, does justice to her remarkable life.
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Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964299

Category: Science

Page: 934

View: 9880

"A readers' advisory to the best books on the history of science. Written by 200 international scholars, the 600 comparative essays begin with a bibliography of important works, followed by reviews of those sources in the body of the entry. Important concepts and processes, phenomena, and scientists as well as scientific developments in different countries are covered."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.
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A Guided Tour Through Magnetic Fields

Author: Wallace Hall Campbell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780121581640

Category: Science

Page: 151

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An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates. * Largely mathematics-free and with a wide breadth of material suitable for general readers * Integrates material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and solar-terrestrial space physics. * Features nearly 200 original illustrations and 4 pages of colour plates
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Murder in Gilded Age New York

Author: James D. Livingston

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438431805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 8087

Recounts the sensational 1896 murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston, who was accused of murdering her mother with an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder and faced the possibility of becoming the first woman to be executed in New York's new-fangled electric chair.
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A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

Author: Robert Carroll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045633

Category: Science

Page: 456

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A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers "Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get." -James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, randi.org "From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!" -Clifford Pickover, author of The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future "A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific." -John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper "This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed." -Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.org Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.
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From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Author: Brian P. Copenhaver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316299481

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The story of the beliefs and practices called 'magic' starts in ancient Iran, Greece, and Rome, before entering its crucial Christian phase in the Middle Ages. Centering on the Renaissance and Marsilio Ficino - whose work on magic was the most influential account written in premodern times - this groundbreaking book treats magic as a classical tradition with foundations that were distinctly philosophical. Besides Ficino, the premodern story of magic also features Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, Aquinas, Agrippa, Pomponazzi, Porta, Bruno, Campanella, Descartes, Boyle, Leibniz, and Newton, to name only a few of the prominent thinkers discussed in this book. Because pictures play a key role in the story of magic, this book is richly illustrated.
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Understanding Magnetic Phenomena

Author: Alberto Passos Guimarães

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 236

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This easily accessible description charts the historical development of magnetism - dating back some three thousand y ears. Alberto P. Guimaraes starts with the Greeks, with the first records of magnetism, and ends with hard disks and magnetic resonance imaging. Nowadays every electric and electronic device involves the use of magnets, such that magnetic devices, including magnetic media and recording equipment, represent a world market of over 100 billion dollars each year. Enjoyable reading for graduates, physics students , libraries, public libraries, school libraries, those interested in the natural sciences, lay readers, historians of physics.
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A Handbook

Author: Wilfried Andrä,Hannes Nowak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527610189

Category: Medical

Page: 655

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This second, completely updated and extended edition of the only reference work in this growing field of medical physics focuses on biomagnetic instrumentation as well as applications in cardiology and neurology. New chapters have been added on fetal magnetography and magnetic field therapy, as well as the safety aspects of magnetic fields. Written by well-known specialists from Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, the result is a manual for researchers in this field as well as for those who apply modern methods based on magnetism in medical practice. It equally provides a detailed overview for newcomers to the field as well as for experts familiar with only one part of the area.
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Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547417523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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Nola's not much of a witch—she can work only a few useless spells, like the one that lets her spy on people. But there's no spell for keeping her crazy mother—who hears voices and is a magnet for witch-hunters—out of trouble. The two flee from town to town until the day Nola magically witnesses a murder. Which is bad enough, but worse is that the murderer may frame Nola and her mother for the crime. And then no amount of magic will save her. And you think your teenage years are tough. . . .
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A New Introduction

Author: John F. Haught

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809148064

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Lays out three distinct ways of responding to the main theological concerns and religious difficulties raised by the natural sciences today: conflict, contrast, and convergence.
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Author: J. M. D. Coey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521816149

Category: Science

Page: 614

View: 3577

An essential textbook for graduate courses on magnetism and an important source of practical reference data.
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The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage With People, Work, and Everything We Do

Author: Ori Brafman,Rom Brafman

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0385529066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 605

Draws on psychological and sociological sources to explore the seemingly magical experiences of engagement that can occur when people connect with one another, sharing stories about individuals who have had life-changing moments of positive shared focus.
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