Foundation s Edge

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

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday


Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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

Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations

In reality, the edge ground reaction is limited due to plastic yield of the ground. In the case of a flexible foundation subjected to a stress q, ...

Author: Roger Frank

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000423409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations introduces the concept of limit state calculations, before focusing on shallow and deep foundations. The limit state combinations of actions are examined, and practical calculation models of the bearing capacity and of the settlement are presented, particularly from the results of Ménard pressuremeter tests and cone penetration tests. Attention is also given to the use of numerical methods, which has been developed over the past twenty years. It provides an overview of various elements of ground-structure interaction that are pertinent for a refined design of both shallow and deep foundations, such as allowable displacements of structures, and ground-structure couplings. This guide will be useful to practising engineers and experts in design offices, contracting companies and administrations, as well as students and researchers in civil engineering. Though its focus is generally on the French practice, it is more widely applicable to design based on, or generally in line with, Eurocode 7, with references to BS ENs. Roger Frank is an Honorary Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC). From 1998 to 2004, he chaired the committee on Eurocode 7 on Geotechnical design. Fahd Cuira is the Scientific Director of Terrasol (Setec group), France. Since 2018, he has been in charge of the course on the design of geotechnical structures at ENPC. Sébastien Burlon is a Project Director at Terrasol (Setec group), France. He is involved in the evolution of Eurocode 7 and teaches several geotechnical courses, especially at ENPC.

An Asimov Companion

Likewise, Foundation's Edge also involves a mole—the Gaian, Bliss— engaged in a search for the Second Foundation that recruits the First Foundation's ...

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.

Handbook of Machine Foundations

Base plates are fixed to the foundation block by anchor bolts , which must be correctly positioned in the ... 300 nearest edge of the foundation .

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

Foundation and Earth

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780008117535

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 512

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The epic story of the Foundation is one of the great classics of science fiction by the Grand Master of the genre. Isaac Asimov's legendary saga, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Novel Series, has enthralled generations of readers - and continues to amaze. All records of Earth have been removed systematically from the libraries of Foundation worlds. Now Councilman Golan Trevize and Professor Janov Pelorat traverse the galaxy in search of humanity's ancestral planet. On worlds beyond the Foundation's influence, superstition and taboo shroud the subject of their quest. To name Earth is to utter an obscenity. Fortunately, the space travellers find allies - and Pelorat finds a lover named Bliss - among the telepaths of the planet Gaia. As they near their destination, Bliss picks up thought waves of intelligent beings. What she cannot tell is whether or not those beings are human.

Mathematical Foundations of Computational Engineering

An edge set T(x,y) E R is called an edge cut if removing its edges from the graph G has the effect that y is no longer reachable from x. An edge cut T(x,y) ...

Author: Peter J. Pahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642568939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1007

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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.

Foundations of Intelligent Systems

It makes the final edge image suppress the noise effectively, and it can keep continuous and clear edge and lay a good foundation for the subsequent image ...

Author: Zhenkun Wen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642549241

Category: Computers

Page: 1195

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"Foundations of Intelligent Systems" presents selected papers from the 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2013). The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from different expertise areas to discuss the state-of-the-art in Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering, and to present new research results and perspectives on future development. The topics in this volume include, but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence Theories, Pattern Recognition, Intelligent System Models, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, Multi-Agent Systems, Machine Learning, Soft Computing and Fuzzy Systems, Biological Inspired Computation, Game Theory, Cognitive Systems and Information Processing, Computational Intelligence, etc. The proceedings are benefit for both researchers and practitioners who want to utilize intelligent methods in their specific research fields. Dr. Zhenkun Wen is a Professor at the College of Computer and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, China. Dr. Tianrui Li is a Professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.

Foundations of 3D Graphics Programming

An Edge Table has entries corresponding to each possible horizontal scan-line, but only some entries are stored with edge items. For a pair of vertices (x, ...

Author: Jim X. Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848002845

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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OpenGL, which has been bound in C, is a seasoned graphics library for scientists and engineers. As we know, Java is a rapidly growing language becoming the de facto standard of Computer Science learning and application development platform as many undergraduate computer science programs are adopting Java in place of C/C++. Released by Sun Microsystems in June 2003, the recent OpenGL binding with Java, JOGL, provides students, scientists, and engineers a new venue of graphics learning, research, and applications. Overview This book aims to be a shortcut to graphics theory and programming in JOGL. Specifically, it covers OpenGL programming in Java, using JOGL, along with concise computer graphics theories. It covers all graphics basics and several advanced topics without including some implementation details that are not necessary in graphics applications. It also covers some basic concepts in Java programming for C/C++ programmers. It is designed as a textbook for students who know programming basics already. It is an excellent shortcut to learn 3D graphics for scientists and engineers who understand Java programming. It is also a good reference for C/C++ graphics vi Preface programmers to learn Java and JOGL. This book is a companion to Guide to Graphics Software Tools (Springer-Verlag, New York, ISBN 0-387-95049-4), which covers a smaller graphics area with similar examples in C but has a comprehensive list of graphics software tools. Organization and Features This book concisely introduces graphics theory and programming in Java with JOGL.

BGA International Conference on Foundations

... 0.8 1.0 s / s max ( b ) Figure 7 Comparison of measured and calculated vertical displacements : ( a ) foundation centre line , ( b ) foundation edge .

Author: British Geotechnical Association

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732446

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 990

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Although foundation engineering is recognised as a mature discipline with geotechnics, the diversity of applications and studies evident in this book demonstrates that the field is still developing and will continue to provide challenges for engineers for many years.

Model Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications

For this purpose, the left hand side of the rule matches a fragmentf and two nodes a and b connected by an edge e. It then creates a new Action x and a new ...

Author: Richard F. Paige

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642026737

Category: Computers

Page: 337

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The ?fth edition of the European Conference on Model-Driven Architecture Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA 2009) was dedicated to furthering the state of knowledge and fostering the industrialization of Model-Driven - chitecture (MDA) and Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). MDA is an initiative proposed by the Object Management Group for platform-generic systems - velopment; MDA is one of a class of approaches under the umbrella of MDE. MDE and MDA promote the use of models in the speci?cation, design, analysis, synthesis, deployment, and evolution of complex software systems. It is a pleasure to be able to introduce the proceedings of ECMDA-FA 2009. ECMDA-FA 2009 addressed various MDA areas including model transfor- tions, modelling language issues, modelling of behavior and time, traceability and scalability, model-basedembedded systems engineering,and the application of model-driven development to IT and networking systems. ECMDA-FA 2009 focused on engaging key European and international - searchers and practitioners in a dialogue which will result in a stronger, more e?cientindustry,producingmorereliablesoftwareonthebasisofstate-of-the-art research results. ECMDA-FA is a forum for exchanging information, discussing the latest results and arguing about future developments of MDA and MDE. Particularly, it is one of the few venues that engages both leading academic researchers and industry practitioners, with the intent of creating synergies.

Modern Geotechnical Design Codes of Practice

Shallow Foundations A specific feature of German geotechnical design of ... The foundation edge is the true rotation axis only in case of foundations on ...

Author: Patrick Arnold

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614991626

Category: Science

Page: 331

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The ground is one of the most highly variable of engineering materials. It is therefore not surprising that geotechnical designs depend on local site conditions and local engineering experience. Engineering practices, relating to investigation and design methods site understanding and to safety levels acceptable to society, will therefore vary between different regions.The challenge in geotechnical engineering is to make use of worldwide geotechnical experience, established over many years, to aid in the development and harmonization of geotechnical design codes. Given the significant uncertainties involved, empiricism and engineering


The first novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES, COMING 9/24/21 • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 055390034X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The first novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES, COMING 9/24/21 • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the most influential in the history of science fiction, celebrated for their unique blend of breathtaking action, daring ideas, and extensive worldbuilding. In Foundation, Asimov has written a timely and timeless novel of the best—and worst—that lies in humanity, and the power of even a few courageous souls to shine a light in a universe of darkness.

Encyclopedia of American Jewish History

Although Foundations Edge received another Hugo Award, the later novels are generally considered inferior to their predecessors.

Author: Stephen Harlan Norwood

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096388

Category: History

Page: 775

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Traces the history of Jews in the United States, providing demographics and information on their influence on and participation in American culture, leading figures, organizations, and communities.

Cloud Computing for Optimization Foundations Applications and Challenges

Data are gradually produced and processed at the edge of the network. Same works have been done before in micro data center and cloudlet.

Author: Bhabani Shankar Prasad Mishra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319736760

Category: Computers

Page: 463

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This book discusses harnessing the real power of cloud computing in optimization problems, presenting state-of-the-art computing paradigms, advances in applications, and challenges concerning both the theories and applications of cloud computing in optimization with a focus on diverse fields like the Internet of Things, fog-assisted cloud computing, and big data. In real life, many problems – ranging from social science to engineering sciences – can be identified as complex optimization problems. Very often these are intractable, and as a result researchers from industry as well as the academic community are concentrating their efforts on developing methods of addressing them. Further, the cloud computing paradigm plays a vital role in many areas of interest, like resource allocation, scheduling, energy management, virtualization, and security, and these areas are intertwined with many optimization problems. Using illustrations and figures, this book offers students and researchers a clear overview of the concepts and practices of cloud computing and its use in numerous complex optimization problems.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2015

We show in this paper that in directed unweighted graphs, the problem of computing the all-pairs edge connectivities and the computation of flowequivalent ...

Author: Giuseppe F. Italiano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662480549

Category: Computers

Page: 615

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This two volume set LNCS 9234 and 9235 constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 40th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2015, held in Milan, Italy, in August 2015. The 82 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited talks were carefully selected from 201 submissions. The papers feature high-quality research in all branches of theoretical computer science. They have been organized in the following topical main sections: logic, semantics, automata, and theory of programming (volume 1) and algorithms, complexity, and games (volume 2).

Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis

=(0,0), Figure 9.7 Edge-labeled network obtained from sequence X1 X4 = (0,0), ... in the modified interaction propensity process construction of Section 9.5 ...

Author: Harry Crane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351807331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis presents a fresh and insightful perspective on the fundamental tenets and major challenges of modern network analysis. Its lucid exposition provides necessary background for understanding the essential ideas behind exchangeable and dynamic network models, network sampling, and network statistics such as sparsity and power law, all of which play a central role in contemporary data science and machine learning applications. The book rewards readers with a clear and intuitive understanding of the subtle interplay between basic principles of statistical inference, empirical properties of network data, and technical concepts from probability theory. Its mathematically rigorous, yet non-technical, exposition makes the book accessible to professional data scientists, statisticians, and computer scientists as well as practitioners and researchers in substantive fields. Newcomers and non-quantitative researchers will find its conceptual approach invaluable for developing intuition about technical ideas from statistics and probability, while experts and graduate students will find the book a handy reference for a wide range of new topics, including edge exchangeability, relative exchangeability, graphon and graphex models, and graph-valued Levy process and rewiring models for dynamic networks. The author’s incisive commentary supplements these core concepts, challenging the reader to push beyond the current limitations of this emerging discipline. With an approachable exposition and more than 50 open research problems and exercises with solutions, this book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in modern network analysis, data science, machine learning, and statistics. Harry Crane is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Statistics and Biostatistics and an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at Rutgers University. Professor Crane’s research interests cover a range of mathematical and applied topics in network science, probability theory, statistical inference, and mathematical logic. In addition to his technical work on edge and relational exchangeability, relative exchangeability, and graph-valued Markov processes, Prof. Crane’s methods have been applied to domain-specific cybersecurity and counterterrorism problems at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and RAND’s Project AIR FORCE.

Isaac Asimov

The Foundations of Science Fiction James E. Gunn ... with the Gaian Bliss, immediately after the end of Foundation's Edge, as they set out to find Earth.

Author: James E. Gunn



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Although he wrote hundreds of non-fiction works about science, mathematics, history, the Bible and literature, Asimov is best known as a science-fiction writer. Gunn analyses his bestsellers and his contribution to the genre.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2009

Since C is a path, the edge (u, u, , 1) = (uk-1, uk) is not paired with any other edge at uk. However, vertex uk must be covered by at least One edge in I ...

Author: Rastislav Královic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642038166

Category: Computers

Page: 760

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2009, held in Novy Smokovec, High Tatras, Slovakia, in August 2009. The 56 revised full papers presented together with 7 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 148 submissions. All current aspects in theoretical computer science and its mathematical foundations are addressed, including algorithmic game theory, algorithmic tearning 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, theoretical issues in artificial intelligence.

Mathematical Foundations of Data Science Using R

Table 9.4 Basic edge attributes that can be modified. Option Data structure Description edge.color character vector components set the color of each edge ...

Author: Frank Emmert-Streib

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110565021

Category: Computers

Page: 429

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In order best exploit the incredible quantities of data being generated in most diverse disciplines data sciences increasingly gain worldwide importance. The book gives the mathematical foundations to handle data properly. It introduces basics and functionalities of the R programming language which has become the indispensable tool for data sciences. Thus it delivers the reader the skills needed to build own tool kits of a modern data scientist.