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World Scientific Publishing Company

  • From Leonardo to Oppenheimer, from candles to lasers, from cave drawings to cinema, from Stonehenge to quantum mechanics, from Genesis to the Big Bang, light has filled our thoughts, our way of life, our aesthetics, our technology, and our means for survival. Richard Weiss leads us along these paths over the past 500 light years. The way is lit by...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1996
  • In this book, 36 famous chemists, including 18 Nobel laureates, tell about their lives in science, the beginnings of their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will learn about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations in the book bring out the humanity of these great scientists. NMR spectroscopy, computational...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 2000
  • Theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson has been described as one of the most imaginative of condensed matter physicists working today. His achievements have not merely constituted significant discoveries in their own right, but have also frequently set the agenda for the work of others. His pioneering contributions include the Anderson...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1994
  • Sunao Tawara's epoch-making work on the excitation conduction system of the mammalian heart paved the way for the advancement of modern cardiology in the 20th century. Even today, more than 90 years after the publication of the German monograph ?Das Reizleitungssystem des Säugetierherzen?, his precise account of the conduction system from the atrioventricular...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 2000
  • The world of business is in the throes of a new revolution. It is, paradoxically, both the best and worst of times. Opportunity abounds, but the economic, societal, and technological foundations of the Machine Age are crumbling. Confounded by chaos and heavily pressured for results, most Western managers have no better ideas for how to compete than...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1998
  • This book provides the first systematic classification and treatment to essentially all exotic options currently trading at the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market. It contains exact closed-form pricing formulae and approximated closed-form pricing formulae for all popular exotic options. It includes arguments for and pricing formulae of exotic options with...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1997
  • Although the Fields Medal does not have the same public recognition as the Nobel Prizes, they share a similar intellectual standing. It is restricted to one field - that of mathematics - and an age limit of 40 has become an accepted tradition. Mathematics has in the main been interpreted as pure mathematics, and this is not so unreasonable since major...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1997
  • Traditionally, a nation's international competitiveness has been explained by international trade theories originating from Adam Smith. However, today's global economy is too complicated to be explained by the traditional trade theories. Recently, Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School introduced a new competitiveness theory, the so-called diamond...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 2000
  • Aimed at scientists and non-specialised readers alike, this book retraces the source of national and international biotechnology programmes by examining the origins of biotechnology and its political and economic interpretation by large nations. With a foreword by André Goffeau, who initiated the European Yeast Genome Project, the book describes the...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 2001
  • This book is a compilation of the review papers, expositions and some of the technical works of Leo Kadanoff, a theoretical physicist. The objective is to put together a group of not-too-technical writing in which he discusses some issues in condensed matter physics, hydrodynamics, applied mathematics and national policy. This expanded edition is divided...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 1999