Foundation s Edge

Interplanetary intrigue, hyperspace pursuit, and future technology combine with a desperate search for the planet Earth

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553293389

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Interplanetary intrigue, hyperspace pursuit, and future technology combine with a desperate search for the planet Earth

Foundation s Edge

The fourth novel in Isaac Asimov's classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end.

Author: ISAAC. ASIMOV

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780593159989

Category:

Page: 416

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The fourth novel in Isaac Asimov's classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious, and now they return to Hari Seldon's long established plan to build a new Empire on the ruins of the old. But rumors persist that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all--and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now two exiled citizens of the Foundation--a renegade Councilman and a doddering historian--set out in search of the mythical planet Earth . . . and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone--or something--outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final, shocking destiny at the very end of the universe.

Foundation s Edge

Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900935

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet -- with impossible powers -- threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for good unless two men, sworn enemies, can work together to save it!

The Soft Edge

robots and Foundation ) ; Foundation , Foundation and Empire , Second
Foundation , Foundation's Edge ( the “ Foundation ” series - the first three known
as the trilogy ) ; Foundation and Earth ( further mixture of robots and Foundation )
.

Author: Paul Levinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415197724

Category: Science

Page: 257

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Explores theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this revolution, and what's in store in the future.

Mathematical Foundations of Computational Engineering

Example 1 : Basic edges and basic graph The directed graph G = ( V ; R ) shown
below has four basic edges and four ... An edge set T ( x , y ) = R is called an
edge cut if removing its edges from the graph G has the effect that y is no longer ...

Author: Peter J. Pahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540679950

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

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Computational engineering is the treatment of engineering tasks with computers. It is based on computational mathematics, which is presented here in a comprehensive handbook. From the existing rich repertoire of mathematical theories and methods, the fundamentals of engineering computation are here presented in a coherent fashion. They are brought into a suitable order for specific engineering purposes, and their significance for typical applications shown. The relevant definitions, notations and theories are presented in a durable form which is independent of the fast development of information and communication technology.

Handbook of Machine Foundations

300 nearest edge of the foundation . The length of bolt to be concreted is
generally 30-40 times the diameter . If the thickness of the foundation member
does not permit this length , a washer and a nut may be provided at the end for
securing ...

Author: P. Srinivasulu

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070966116

Category: Machinery

Page: 236

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Imperfect designing of machine foundations based on empirical formulations has led to the problem of troublesome vibrations in the existing foundations. Recent developments in the field of structural and soil dynamics have helped establish basic design principles for various types of machine foundations. In order to achieve efficiency and economy in the design, it is imperative that the designer have an in depth knowledge of various aspects of analysis, design and construction of machine foundations

Blender Foundations

A loop cut is a new edge that runs through a series of edges like the one selected
in Figure 4.23. ... This is one of the foundations of modeling objects with
subdivision surfaces—controlling the “roundness” of corners by cutting and
sliding edge ...

Author: Roland Hess

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136130373

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 803

Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tools on the market . With the expert insight and experience of Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.6 interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and materials through rendering, compositing and video editing. Some of the new features covered include the completely re-thought interface, the character animation and keying system, and the smoke simulator. More than just a tutorial guide, "Blender Foundations" covers the philosophy behind this ingenious software that so many 3D artists are turning to today. Start working today with Blender with the accompanying web site which includes all of the projects and support files alongside videos, step-by-step screenshots of the trickier tutorials, as well as a direct links to official resources like the Blender download site and artist forums.

Feminism s on the Edge of the Millennium

This book showcases the work and contribution of graduate students to current feminist debates and the development of 'new' feminist theory.

Author: Christine Marie Saulnier

Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated

ISBN: 9780968129050

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 460

This book showcases the work and contribution of graduate students to current feminist debates and the development of ‘new’ feminist theory.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2000

An edge-bisector of a graph is a set of edges whose removing separates the
graph into two subgraphs of same order, within one. The edge-bisection of a
graph is the cardinality of the smallest edge-bisector. The main purpose of this
paper is ...

Author: Mogens Nielsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540679014

Category: Computers

Page: 710

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This volume contains papers selected for presentation at the Silver Jubilee 25th Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science | MFCS 2000, held in Bratislava, Slovakia, August 28 { September 1, 2000. MFCS 2000 was organized under the auspices of the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic, Milan Ft a cnik, by the Slovak Society for Computer Science, and the Comenius University in Bratislava, in cooperation with other institu- ons in Slovakia. It was supported by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and - thematics, and the Slovak Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathe- tics. The series of MFCS symposia, organized alternately in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia since 1972, has a well-established tradition. The MFCS symposia encourage high-quality research in all branches of theoretical computer science. Their broad scope provides an opportunity of bringing together spec- lists who do not usually meet at specialized conferences. The previous meetings took place in Jablonna, 1972; Strbsk e Pleso, 1973; Jadwisin, 1974; Mari ansk e L azn e, 1975; Gdansk, 1976; Tatransk a Lomnica, 1977; Zakopane, 1978; Olomouc, 1979; Rydzina, 1980; Strbsk e Pleso, 1981; Prague, 1984; Bratislava, 1986; C- lsbad, 1988; Porabk a-Kozubnik, 1989; Bansk a Bystrica, 1990; Kazimierz Dolny, 1991; Prague, 1992; Gdansk, 1993, Ko sice, 1994; Prague, 1995; Krak ow, 1996; Bratislava, 1997; Brno, 1998; and Szklarska Poreba, 1999.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2014

considers edges in DAG(s) (Steps and edges in DAG(U) (Steps , and for each
edge (a, b) in either DAG, it decides ... Update-DAG(s, W'(u, 1))) Input: DAG(s),
DAG(11), and flag(s,t),Vt G V. Output: An edge set H after decrease of weight on ...

Author: Ersébet Csuhaj-Varjú

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662444658

Category: Computers

Page: 640

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This two volume set LNCS 8634 and LNCS 8635 constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 39th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2014, held in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2014. The 95 revised full papers presented together with 6 invited talks were carefully selected from 270 submissions. The focus of the conference was on following topics: Logic, Semantics, Automata, Theory of Programming, Algorithms, Complexity, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Quantum Computing, Automata, Grammars and Formal Languages, Combinatorics on Words, Trees and Games.

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries
Donald E. Palumbo. 84 86. Gaia-S ... Gaia is able to harness the unevenly
distributed energy of the universe [Foundation's Edge; Foundation and Earth].
Gaia-S—The ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786498234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

I Asimov

For over thirty years, generation after generation of science fiction readers had
been reading the Foundation novels and ... The result was that in the week of its
publication, Foundation's Edge appeared in twelfth place on the New York Times
 ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it. Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction. As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2011

One important restricted case is unit-capacity graphs, where all the edges have a
capacity of 1. ... Note that the 0.5-core is not empty, as the imputation giving each
edge 0.25 has a excess of exactly 0.5 for the coalitions CA and CB, and any ...

Author: Filip Murlak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642229921

Category: Computers

Page: 618

View: 652

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2011, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2011. The 48 revised full papers presented together with 6 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 129 submissions. Topics covered include algorithmic game theory, algorithmic learning theory, algorithms and data structures, automata, grammars and formal languages, bioinformatics, complexity, computational geometry, computer-assisted reasoning, concurrency theory, cryptography and security, databases and knowledge-based systems, formal specifications and program development, foundations of computing, logic in computer science, mobile computing, models of computation, networks, parallel and distributed computing, quantum computing, semantics and verification of programs, and theoretical issues in artificial intelligence.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking

In a bipartite graph, the vertices can be divided into two sets such that all the
edges in the graph have one vertex in one set and another vertex ... A weight on
such an edge could represent the goodness of fit or perhaps the cost of the
resource.

Author: Srinivasan Keshav

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132826135

Category: Computers

Page: 491

View: 698

“To design future networks that are worthy of society’s trust, we must put the ‘discipline’ of computer networking on a much stronger foundation. This book rises above the considerable minutiae of today’s networking technologies to emphasize the long-standing mathematical underpinnings of the field.” –Professor Jennifer Rexford, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University “This book is exactly the one I have been waiting for the last couple of years. Recently, I decided most students were already very familiar with the way the net works but were not being taught the fundamentals–the math. This book contains the knowledge for people who will create and understand future communications systems." –Professor Jon Crowcroft, The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge The Essential Mathematical Principles Required to Design, Implement, or Evaluate Advanced Computer Networks Students, researchers, and professionals in computer networking require a firm conceptual understanding of its foundations. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking provides an intuitive yet rigorous introduction to these essential mathematical principles and techniques. Assuming a basic grasp of calculus, this book offers sufficient detail to serve as the only reference many readers will need. Each concept is described in four ways: intuitively; using appropriate mathematical notation; with a numerical example carefully chosen for its relevance to networking; and with a numerical exercise for the reader. The first part of the text presents basic concepts, and the second part introduces four theories in a progression that has been designed to gradually deepen readers’ understanding. Within each part, chapters are as self-contained as possible. The first part covers probability; statistics; linear algebra; optimization; and signals, systems, and transforms. Topics range from Bayesian networks to hypothesis testing, and eigenvalue computation to Fourier transforms. These preliminary chapters establish a basis for the four theories covered in the second part of the book: queueing theory, game theory, control theory, and information theory. The second part also demonstrates how mathematical concepts can be applied to issues such as contention for limited resources, and the optimization of network responsiveness, stability, and throughput.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2010

Finding Best Swap Edges Minimizing the Routing Cost of a Spanning Tree⋆
Davide Bil`o1, Luciano Gual`a2, and ... Given an n-node, undirected and 2-edge-
connected graph G = (V,E) with positive real weights on its m edges, given a set
of k ...

Author: Petr Hlineny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364215154X

Category: Computers

Page: 714

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2010, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in August 2010. The 56 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 149 submissions. Topics covered include algorithmic game theory, algorithmic learning theory, algorithms and data structures, automata, grammars and formal languages, bioinformatics, complexity, computational geometry, computer-assisted reasoning, concurrency theory, cryptography and security, databases and knowledge-based systems, formal specifications and program development, foundations of computing, logic in computer science, mobile computing, models of computation, networks, parallel and distributed computing, quantum computing, semantics and verification of programs, and theoretical issues in artificial intelligence.

LRFD Design and Construction of Shallow Foundations for Highway Bridge Structures

(a) (b) d = thickness b = le n g th 2 b = width 3 x = x 2 x = z 1 x = y 3 Di-xx Ro-zz
Ro-xx Ro-yy Se-zz Di-yy edge A edge D ... shallow foundations, and drilled shafts
(for which the tip load-displacement relations were measured) was assembled.

Author:

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309154677

Category: Bridges

Page: 139

View: 449

This report develops and calibrates procedures and modifies the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Section 10-Foundations for the Strength Limit State Design of Shallow Foundations. The material in this report will be of immediate interest to bridge engineers and geotechnical engineers involved in the design of shallow foundations.

Foundations of Software Testing

For L = 2 , Tedges ( t ) will be a set of edges outgoing from the tail state t of one of
the edges of state s . However , in general , Tedges ( t ) will be the set of edges
going out of a tail state of some edge outgoing from state s ' , where s ' is a ...

Author:

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131707951

Category: Computer software

Page: 689

View: 405

"This book presents sound engineering approaches for test generation, selection, minimization, assessment, and enhancement. Using numerous examples, it offers a lucid description of a wide range of simple to complex techniques for a variety of testing-related tasks"--Resource description page.

Forward the Foundation

Foundation's Edge At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations
has come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation have proved victorious;
and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 055390096X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 543

The second of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. Caught in the maelstrom are Seldon and all he holds dear, pawns in the struggle for dominance. Whoever can control Seldon will control psychohistory—and with it the future of the Galaxy. Among those seeking to turn psychohistory into the greatest weapon known to man are a populist political demagogue, the weak-willed Emperor Cleon I, and a ruthless militaristic general. In his last act of service to humankind, Hari Seldon must somehow save his life’s work from their grasp as he searches for its true heirs—a search that begins with his own granddaughter and the dream of a new Foundation.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2001

... 2001 Proceedings Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (26 : 2001 :
Mariánské Lázně), Jiri Sgall, Ales Pultr ... A vertex coloring of H is proper if each
C–edge contains two vertices with the same color and each D–edge contains ...

Author: Jiri Sgall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540424962

Category: Computers

Page: 716

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2001, held in Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic in August 2001. The 51 revised full papers presented together with 10 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 118 submissions. All current aspects of theoretical computer science are addressed ranging from mathematical logic and programming theory to algorithms, discrete mathematics, and complexity theory. Besides classical issues, modern topics like quantum computing are discussed as well.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

There are 3 vertices of degree 2 in G. Therefore, all the edges incident on the
vertices d1 e andfmust be included in any ... Now consider the vertex b: when we
include the edge {b, e} in the cycle, there are two edges, namely, {a, b} and {b, c}
of ...

Author: G. Shankar Rao

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8188237493

Category: Computer science

Page: 472

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Explains the fundamental concepts in mathematics. It can be used by the students in computer science as an introduction to the underlying ideas of mathematics for computer science. It explains topics like mathematical logic, predicates, relations, functions, combinatorics, algebraic structures and graph theory. It would be useful for the students of B.Tech, BCA, & MCA. Key Features: * Comprehensive discussion on logic, function, algebraic systems, recurrence relations and graph theory * Wide variety of exercises at all levels * Several worked out examples