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Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques

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Bioinstrumentation

Bioinstrumentation

Author: M. H. Fulekar, Bhawana Pandey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2013

The need for instrumentation in biological sciences began with the development of the telescope and the microscope by Galileo in the early 1600s. The invention of the compound microscope in 1610 gave birth to microscopic anatomy. In the 19th and early 20th century, microscopic anatomy opened up biological chemistry. The research in biology follows this by including more emphasis on process, quantification, problem solving, and open-ended laboratory activities. The measurement of physical, chemical and biological parameters using instruments in any living organisms is known as bioinstrumentation. Modern scientific researches stands on two pillars - ideas and technology. Ideas involve fresh insights, new concepts, and innovative approaches to scientific problems. Technology includes the development and use of complex scientific instruments and techniques. Ideas and technology are complementary and to a large extent interdependent. This volume deals with modern instruments and their applications in chemical biology, with special reference to: UV-VIS-FT-RI Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Flame Photometry, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Gas chromatography, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Bioreactor Gel Electrophoresis, PCR, Biosensor, Microscopy. Bioinstrumentation will be useful as a textbook and/or reference book for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, scientists, academics, and industrial personnel to help understand basic principles, theory, components and functions, and applications in physics, chemistry and biology.

Digital Microscopy

Digital Microscopy

The previous edition of this book marked the shift in technology from video to digital camera use with microscope use in biological science. This new edition presents some of the optical fundamentals needed to provide a quality image to the digital camera. Specifically, it covers the fundamental geometric optics of finite- and infinity-corrected microscopes, develops the concepts of physical optics and Abbe's theory of image formation, presents the principles of Kohler illumination, and finally reviews the fundamentals of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy. The second group of chapters deals with digital and video fundamentals: how digital and video cameras work, how to coordinate cameras with microscopes, how to deal with digital data, the fundamentals of image processing, and low light level cameras. The third group of chapters address some specialized areas of microscopy that allow sophisticated measurements of events in living cells that are below the optical limits of resolution.

Finding Your Way in the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory

Finding Your Way in the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory

Author: M. J. French Matthew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2013

Science Sifting: Tools For Innovation In Science And Technology

Science Sifting: Tools For Innovation In Science And Technology

Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers.The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond simply describing the features of great scientific breakthroughs. It discusses the basis for accessing and using nonlinear information in the linear research context. It also provides a series of tools and exercises that can be used to enhance access to nonlinear information for application to research and other endeavors.Topics covered include focal points in scientific breakthroughs, the use of concepts maps in research, use of different vantage points, information as patterns, fractals for the scientist, memory storage and access points, and synchronicities. Young researchers need useful tools to help with a more holistic approach to their research careers. This book provides the useful tools to support flexibility and creativity across a long-term research career.Roald Hoffmann - Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - has contributed the to Science Sifting. More information on Professor Hoffmann can be found at .

Science Sifting: Tools For Innovation In Science And Technology

Science Sifting: Tools For Innovation In Science And Technology

Author: Janice M (Performance Plus Consulting, Usa) Dietert, Rodney R (Cornell Univ, Usa) Dietert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2013

Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers.The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond simply describing the features of great scientific breakthroughs. It discusses the basis for accessing and using nonlinear information in the linear research context. It also provides a series of tools and exercises that can be used to enhance access to nonlinear information for application to research and other endeavors.Topics covered include focal points in scientific breakthroughs, the use of concepts maps in research, use of different vantage points, information as patterns, fractals for the scientist, memory storage and access points, and synchronicities. Young researchers need useful tools to help with a more holistic approach to their research careers. This book provides the useful tools to support flexibility and creativity across a long-term research career.Roald Hoffmann - Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - has contributed the to Science Sifting. More information on Professor Hoffmann can be found at .

71+10 New Science Project Junior

71+10 New Science Project Junior

Author: V&S Publishers Editorial board Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/06/2013

We have moved one step ahead in the arena of student and job-oriented books with the CCL, by enhancing our proven pedagogy to bring together the collective knowledge and wisdom of the world of computers. Books published under this series are specifically designed to engage readers, improve computer skills, and prepare themselves for future success. This comprehensive series with step-by-step instructions and relevant screenshots throughout the text enables readers to have a better understanding of computers. Written in simple and lucid language, without technical jargons, each book of this series is accompanied by an interactive CD/DVD with video tutorials. This is one book that covers everything a beginner needs to know about computers. You will learn things like setting up a new computer; connecting to the Internet; working with digital media; burning custom CDs; watching movies; using Microsoft Office and other popular software; setting up home networks; keeping PCs running reliably; and protecting them from spam, viruses, and spyware, etc. Packed with relevant screenshots and illustrations, the book is easy to follow, never intimidating, and always helpful. It is an indispensable book for the PC novice.

71+10 New Science Projects

71+10 New Science Projects

Author: V&S Publishers Editorial board Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/06/2013

Science, as we all know refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. Science is a unique combination of Theory and Practice. A thorough knowledge of this subject is almost impossible without proper practical demonstrations which are also termed as Scientific Experiments or Projects. In this book, 71+10 New Science Projects (Junior), the author has taken up the simple facts and principles of Science, such as: Air Pressure, Volume and Density, Gravitational Force of the Earth, Surface Area of Solids, Fun experiments with Matchsticks, Water, Glass Bottle, Dishwashing Liquid, Oil, Candle, Balloon, etc., which are easily available for children and projected them in a simple and lucid language for the readers, particularly the school kids who can easily perform these experiments at home or school, of course with the help and guidance of their parents, elders or teachers. The book is meant for children of all age groups, particularly from 6 to 13, who can perform and experience the thrill of these fun-filled experiments as well as learn the basic principles of Science easily and quickly. Therefore, this book is a must read for all school kids, especially those from classes, five to nine to learn as well enjoy conducting all the 81 Fascinating Projects listed in the book, each explaining or proving some scientific theory or law. So go ahead children, enjoy reading, learning and experimenting!

Diagnostic Cytogenetics

Diagnostic Cytogenetics

Author: Rolf-Dieter Wegner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2013

Following a section on tissue culture, chromosome staining and basic information about karyotyping, this text presents nomenclature and quality standards, as well as protocols of relevance to comprehensive cytogenetic diagnostics.

Advances in Instrumentation

Advances in Instrumentation

Author: WIEDEMANN Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2013

Earlier efforts in the field of thermal analysis were concerned with the demonstration of the applicability of techniques to a broad spectrum of materials and to establish the relationship of such techniques with other more accepted methods. While such efforts will and should continue, the Third International Conference was unique in that the first standards were disclosed for differential thermal analysis. This was the culmination of the international, cooperative effort of the ICTA's Standardization Committee. The standards currently are available from the United State's National Bureau of Standards. Thus, thermal analysis can be considered to have attained its majority. Reali zation of full maturity can be expected in the near future. Inclusion of plenary lectures in these volumes represents a significant departure from previous Conferences. This change is the result of the ICTA's recognition of its educational responsibilities. In the Foreword of the Proceedings of the Second International Confer ence, Professor L. Berg expressed the hope that thermal methods of analysis would find wider application in science and technology. The citation above, together with the papers presented, indicate the fulfillment of this hope. Xerox Corporation C. B. Murphy Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. President, ICTA 1968-1971 X Ill PREFACE For the past two decades thermoanalytical methods have reached a stage of considerable importance, which is particularly due to the developments in the area of instrumentation.

Super Natural Stories

Super Natural Stories

Author: R.P. Parashar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2013

: Universal herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains and spices with the help of effective treatment of Diseases and Common Ailments. According to your budget and comfort, cheap, easy and universal treatment. Details of classical and patent medicines.

LHC: Large Hadaron Collider

LHC: Large Hadaron Collider

Author: Peter Ginter, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Franzobel Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2013

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest particle accelerator in the world, a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets in a tunnel 100 m beneath the Franco-Swiss border at the CERN research laboratory. It was built to answer the most fundamental question of our universe: where do we come from? Peter Ginter, one of the world's leading photographers, acclaimed author Franzobel and Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, tackle the subject of this largest and most complex machine ever imagined by man, the 'World Machine', a huge underground particle physics experiment, which will offer science insights into the beginnings of our universe. Unique and amazing photographs make the invisible visible. Peter Ginter has documented the making of the LHC over more than 15 years, not only at CERN, but also by visiting locations across the world where significant contributions have been made to the construction of the LHC. The book was published in scientific, editorial and artistic collaboration with CERN and UNESCO. Text in English, German & French.

Research Project Success

Research Project Success

Author: Cliodhna McCormac, James Davis, Pagona Papakonstantinou, Neil I Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2012

The undergraduate research project is almost universally treated as the culmination of all previous lecture, lab and tutorial work. The project allows for the development of individuality and confers ownership of a challenge possessing an originality that goes far beyond the communal legacy presented by age old lab scenarios. Central to this is the magical transition of the student from a consumer of knowledge to a producer, yet the journey is often both daunting and perplexing when considering where to start and how to reach the destination using the resources provided and in the allotted time. There are numerous books within the social sciences which provide students with guidance on how to conduct a successful project but few can be found in relation to the physical sciences. This can be ascribed to the fact that the former has a very similar structure and procedural methodology whereas the latter can possess a near fractal differentiation into a myriad of sub disciplines and specialisms thereby preventing the provision of a single, expansive catchall text. This book adapts some of the components and ethos of the Projects in Controlled Environments (PRinCE2) project management approach to physical science projects. This is the industry and government standard and was introduced to address the common causes of project failure ie. not delivering projects on time, within budget, within scope or to the right quality. It has rapidly emerged as an international standard and most graduates will doubtless encounter it upon moving outside academia and into the wider world. It is a concise, multilevel resource that provides guidance on the core components common to almost every project within the physical, engineering and life sciences (problem assessment and contextualisation, literature review practices, sources and citation, data presentation, reporting styles, data analysis and error etc). It standardises the delivery of the material but, more importantly, links the components together by outlining a coherent procedural road map that can highlight to the student what to do , when to do it and how to solve it procedures. The content of the book is presented through case studies so as to enhance the relevance of the processes, presents examples of good practice and, in keeping with the toolbox approach, can be readily adapted and applied by the students. The book is an accessible reference guide for students, written in a light style, suitable for dipping in and out of as required and the how to/when to/what if examples are presented in an often humorous light. It includes flow charts to emphasize the project planning, dissertation components etc and charts to highlight presentation of data, analysis, interpretation and error.