Geometry of Digital Spaces

Geometry of Digital Spaces

English | PDF | 1998 | 221 Pages | ISBN : 0817638970 | 33.94 MB

"La narraci6n literaria es la evocaci6n de las nostalgias. " ("Literary narration is the evocation of nostalgia. ") G. G. Marquez, interview in Puerta del Sol, VII, 4, 1996. A Personal Prehistory In 1972 I started cooperating with members of the Biodynamics Research Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, which was under the direction of Earl H. Wood.
At that time, their ambitious (and eventually realized) dream was to build the Dynamic Spatial Reconstructor (DSR), a device capable of collecting data regarding the attenuation of X-rays through the human body fast enough for stop-action imaging the full extent of the beating heart inside the thorax. Such a device can be applied to study the dynamic processes of cardiopulmonary physiology, in a manner similar to the application of an ordinary cr (computerized tomography) scanner to observing stationary anatomy. The standard method of displaying the information produced by a cr scanner consists of showing two-dimensional images, corresponding to maps of the X-ray attenuation coefficient in slices through the body. (Since different tissue types attenuate X-rays differently, such maps provide a good visualization of what is in the body in those slices; bone - which attenuates X-rays a lot - appears white, air appears black, tumors typically appear less dark than the surrounding healthy tissue, etc. ) However, it seemed to me that this display mode would not be appropriate for the DSR.


[Fast Download] Geometry of Digital Spaces

Related eBooks:
More Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends
Scalarization and Separation by Translation Invariant Functions
Dynamical Stabilization of the Fermi Scale
An Introduction to Differential Geometry with Applications to Elasticity
Time Series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference
Generalized Linear Models for Categorical and Continuous Limited Dependent Variables
Random Matrices and Random Partitions Normal Convergence, Volume 1
Semiparametric Regression (Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics)
Cantor und die Franzosen (Mathematik Im Kontext)
Spectral Theory and Applications of Linear Operators and Block Operator Matrices
Lambda-calculus, Combinators and Functional Programming
An Illustrated Introduction to Topology and Homotopy
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.