Dynamics of Time and Space

A very accessible presentation of TSK, focusing on embodying knowledge instead of processing it.

Author: Tarthang (Tulku)


ISBN: UOM:39015038431618

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

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A very accessible presentation of TSK, focusing on embodying knowledge instead of processing it.
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The Invention of Time and Space

A clever combination of time and space can already be found in the ancient world: during the fifth century BC, Herodotus frequently expressed ... 19 BC) in the Georgics represents all the metaphors of the presumed dynamics of time [3].

Author: Patrice F. Dassonville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319460406

Category: Science

Page: 176

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This investigation of time and space is motivated by gaps in our current understanding: by the lack of definitions, by our failure to appreciate the nature of these entities, by our inability to pin down their properties. The author's approach is based on two key ideas: The first idea is to seek the geo-historical origins of time and space concepts. A thorough investigation of a diversified archaeological corpus, allows him to draft coherent definitions; it furthermore gives clues as to whether time and space were discovered or invented. The second idea is to define the units before trying to define space and time. The results presented here are unexpected: Time and space were not discovered in nature, but they were invented; time is not a phenomenon and space has no materiality; they are only concepts. This runs contrary to the opinion of most scientific and the philosophical authorities, although one would seek in vain for a theoretical validation of the conventional position. This book will provide much food for thought for philosophers and scientists, as well as interested general readers.
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The Dynamics of Social Practice

In the next parts of this chapter we explore the implications of this approach for representations of time and space. This is an important task in that materials, meanings and competences are not integrated in the abstract: practices, ...

Author: Elizabeth Shove

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258170

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Everyday life is defined and characterised by the rise, transformation and fall of social practices. Using terminology that is both accessible and sophisticated, this essential book guides the reader through a multi-level analysis of this dynamic. In working through core propositions about social practices and how they change the book is clear and accessible; real world examples, including the history of car driving, the emergence of frozen food, and the fate of hula hooping, bring abstract concepts to life and firmly ground them in empirical case-studies and new research. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory for public policy problems, the authors show that the everyday is the basis of social transformation addressing questions such as: how do practices emerge, exist and die? what are the elements from which practices are made? how do practices recruit practitioners? how are elements, practices and the links between them generated, renewed and reproduced? Precise, relevant and persuasive this book will inspire students and researchers from across the social sciences. Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Mika Pantzar is Research Professor at the National Consumer Research Centre, Helsinki. Matt Watson is Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at University of Sheffield.
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The Dynamics of Political Discourse

A context should not be considered a static unit in space and/or time; rather, by its dynamic character, it encompasses both space and time in all directions and dimensions. Situating speech acts in time and space and renaming them ...

Author: Anita Fetzer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Rethinking Sinclair and Coulthard’s sequentiality-based notion of the follow-up, this volume explores its forms and communicative functions in traditional and contemporary modes of communication (parliamentary sessions, interviews, debates, speeches, op-eds, discussion forums and Twitter) wherein political actors address challenges to their political agenda and to their political face. In so doing, the volume achieves two major advances. First, its contributions expand the understanding of follow-ups beyond the traditional focus on structural sequentiality, considering communicative function as a defining feature of a follow-up. Second, it broadens the understanding of what constitutes political discourse, as not being limited to a single discourse, but also being able to span multiple discourses of different forms and speech events over time.
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Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains

Timing Space and Spacing Time II: Human Activity and Time Geography. London: Arnold. Chapin, F. S., Jr. 1974. Human Activity Patterns in the City. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Cullen, I., V. Godson, and S. Major. 1972.

Author: Kathleen S. Hornsby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142006035X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Although the dynamic aspect of the world is widely recognized, information systems have lagged in their ability to represent these dynamics and provide support for users and analysts, especially those who work with dynamic geographic domains. A collection of peer-reviewed articles, Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains showcases new research and perspectives on theoretical aspects of geographic dynamics and including novel data modeling and visualization-related studies. Multidisciplinary Book Brings Together Respected Specialists Editors Kathleen Stewart Hornsby and May Yuan bring together prominent and respected specialists to create a multidisciplinary book that combines coverage of topics from the perspectives of GIS, computer science, image processing, and information and data processing. Containing an 8-page color insert, the book is divided into three sections that explore the conceptual and cognitive underpinnings of geographic dynamics and data modeling topics; the related analytical and computational approaches; and topics relating to the visualization and simulation of geographic dynamics. A Milestone for Research Developments A quick review of the contents and contributors reveals the breadth and depth of knowledge provided. Incorporating theoretical, cognitive, methodological, and applied articles, the coverage is closely related to the national research agenda on Geographic Information Science proposed by the University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Indeed, the foundations for this book began with a workshop co-sponsored by the UCGIS on the topic of geographic dynamics. This makes the book not only a top-notch reference but also a milestone for research developments in the field.
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Universal Concept of Complexity by the Dynamic Redundance Paradigm

Indeed , each of the proposed definitions of time and space ( see e . g . eqs . ( 223 ) , ( 224 ) , ( 226 ) ) is applicable at any level of FAC , due to the universality of the whole underlying description of dynamic complexity , and we ...

Author: Andrei P. Kirilyuk


ISBN: 9660001169

Category: Complexity (Philosophy)

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Fractals in Biology and Medicine

The excess of chaotic states would destroy the dynamic system and increase entropy. Thus, the evolution of a complex, ... First, both time and space are coupled through Gompertzian dynamics of the process. Second, time or space possess ...

Author: Gabriele A. Losa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764374129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

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This volume is number four in a series of proceedings volumes from the International Symposia on Fractals in Biology and Medicine in Ascona, Switzerland which have been inspired by the work of Benoît Mandelbrot seeking to extend the concepts towards the life sciences. It highlights the potential that fractal geometry offers for elucidating and explaining the complex make-up of cells, tissues and biological organisms either in normal or in pathological conditions.
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Cultural Dynamics of Water in Iranian Civilization

Prior to culture, humans were bound up with space and time as two pillars of their biological evolution. Natural spaces and their differentiation paved the way for genetic diversity and then natural selection, albeit in the context of ...

Author: Majid Labbaf Khaneiki

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030589004

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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This book traces “water” back to the most primitive animistic notions that are still lingering on in the shape of such rituals as qanat marriage or rain-making. Water, in the Iranian philosophy, is used in an attempt to find an explanation for the genesis of the universe, as described in Zoroastrian Akhshij philosophy, according to which water is one of the four fundamental elements of the creation. The concept of time began to germinate in the Iranian mind, when they had to count the passage of time in order to divide their scarce water resources. Water became so omnipresent in Iranian culture that it reached even the most mysterious seclusion of the Sufi monks. In Iran’s local communities, water culture is a thread that runs through different types of production systems. This book goes beyond indigenous water knowledge and traditional irrigation techniques, and conceptualizes water as a pivotal element of Iran’s social identity, cultural dynamics and belief systems, where it examines the role of intermittent droughts in engendering and diffusing intangible cultural elements across the Iranian plateau. This book delves into Iran’s political organizations most of which were ensnared in a water-dependent lifecycle constituting a historical pattern described in this book as “hydraulic collapse” .
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Quantum Dynamics of Simple Systems

With these methods, simple one-dimensional quantum problems can be solved for the dynamic time evolution, see [6]. the time and space dependent Schrödinger equation in one dimension is of the form iħ∂∂tΨ(x,t)=−ħ22M∂2∂x2Ψ(x ...

Author: G.L Oppo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000154528

Category: Science


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The present level of experimental sophistication in quantum physics allows physicists to explore domains unimaginable just a decade ago and to test the most fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. This has led to renewed interest in devising new tests, experiments, and devices where it is possible to observe the interaction and localization of just a few atoms or photons. These techniques have been used to reveal new nonclassical effects, to question the limit of the principle of correspondence, and to force quantum behavior in semiconductors. With contributions from leading experts in quantum systems, Quantum Dynamics of Simple Systems provides an overview of the present range of quantum dynamics, exploring their use and exotic behaviors. It covers specific subjects of quantum dynamics in a competent and detailed way with emphasis on simple systems where few atoms or electrons are involved. This volume will prove to be a useful tool for graduate students as well as experienced physicists.
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