A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199693207
Acc. No: 73252 Call No: 401.9 J12
Book Description: A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning presents a profound and arresting integration of the faculties of the mind – of how we think, speak, and see the world. Ray Jackendoff starts out by looking at languages and what the meanings of words and sentences actually do. He shows that meanings are more adaptive and complicated than they’re commonly given credit for, and he is led to some basic questions: How do we perceive and act in the world? How do we talk about it? And how can the collection of neurons in the brain give rise to conscious experience? As it turns out, the organization of language, thought, and perception does not look much like the way we experience things, and only a small part of what the brain does is conscious. Jackendoff concludes that thought and meaning must be almost completely unconscious. What we experience as rational conscious thought – which we prize as setting us apart from the animals – in fact rides on a foundation of unconscious intuition. Rationality amounts to intuition enhanced by language. Written with an informality that belies both the originality of its insights and the radical nature of its conclusions, A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning is the author’s most important book since the groundbreaking Foundations of Language in 2002.
Anil Kumar De
Publisher: New Age International Publishers Ltd.
Acc No: 73535 Call No: 577.14 De278
Book Description: This book has been thoroughly revised and updated in its present Seventh Edition. Striking a neat balance between environmental chemistry and environmental chemical analysis, the book explains the various dimensions of environmental chemistry including latest concepts and developments in the subject with global and user-friendly approach.
Notable additions/features in the new edition are:
- New Chapter 5 on Environmental Biochemistry.
- Separate Chapter 10 on Waste Treatment and Recycling after recasting from Chapters 4 and 9.
- New sub-section (1.1) (Chapter 1) on The Dawn of the Universe and of Time, setting a new tone to the book.
- Carbon cycle.
- Latest natural disasters Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
- Latest about Antarctica and Gangotri glacier.
With all these inputs, this book will scale new heights of popularity in the academic community comprising B.Sc. and M.Sc. students of Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as teachers in the respective subject. As before, scientists, engineers and researchers will find it a valuable reference source in their profession.
Textbook of Biophysical Chemistry
Publisher: Macmillan India Ltd.
Acc No: 73520 Call No: 572.43 D229
Book Description: Textbook of Biophysical Chemistry is written primarily for M Sc students of all Indian universities, and is structured according to the syllabi recommended by the University Grants Commission. In this book, perhaps for the first time, both the subjects of biochemistry and macro- molecules have been dealt with comprehensively. It focuses on determination and analysis of macromolecular structures and the applications of quantitative methods to analyse biological systems. The book basically deals with interactions that are physicochemical in nature and analyses how these forces are utilized in analytical techniques. The first four chapters cover the topics under biochemistry while the remaining five chapters describe the physical and chemical properties of macromolecules and their analyses. The unique feature of the book is the inclusion of basic topics on biological cell organelles and macro molecules in living systems, which facilitates in-depth understanding of basic structure of the living system and complex interactions therein. The book provides a lucid narration of complex hydrodynamic, spectroscopic and diffraction techniques. The entire subject matter has been presented in a systematic and student-friendly manner; each chapter is supplemented with summary, exercises and solved problems. Though the book is primarily targeted at M.Sc. (chemistry) students, it would also benefit students pursuing masters’ degree in biomedical and other allied sciences.
Publisher: Narosa Publishing House
Acc No: 73226 Call No: 541 C348
Book Description: Physical chemistry is the quantitative study of the physical properties of matter, including their transformations. The properties of macroscopic matter at equilibrium (such as the relationships among temperature, pressure, and volume in gases; heat capacity of solids; solubility of saturated solutions; melting and boiling temperatures; and behavior of electrolyte solutions, to name a few) are historically among the earlier interests of physical chemistry. All of the examples mentioned just above belong to the subject of thermodynamics, a remarkable science which unified a wide variety of empirical laws under the broader concepts of energy and entropy.
Mathematical Methods for Physicists
George B. Arfken and Hans J. Weber
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Acc No: 73513 Call No: 511.802453 A685
Book Description: Survey of mathematical topics common in physics for the upper level undergraduate or graduate student. Suitable for either math or physics students. Wide range of important topics.
Theraja B L
Publisher: S.Chand & Company Ltd
Acc No: 73368 Call No: 537.5 T398:2
Book Description:Basic Electronics: Solid State is a comprehensive book for undergraduate electronics and electrical engineering students. The book discusses concepts such as Circuit Fundamentals, Kirchoff’s Laws, Network Theorems, Passive Circuit Elements, Energy Source, and other related topics. The book is designed in accordance with the syllabi set by prominent universities around India, giving students a complete coverage of the topics therein. It uses lucid and concise descriptions to help the students understand the subject matter, and learn how to use diodes, power supplies and transistors. The book is an essential resource for anyone aspiring to learn how to use electronic components and teaches readers much about the logic behind solid state circuit design.