Most of the things around us are made up of more or less heterogenous mixtures of particles, and the paper, paint, and ink industries also use colloidal systems, either in the final product or at crucial stages in the manufacture. This book provides an introduction to the understanding of the behaviour of such systems.
Control theory is a theory that deals with influencing the behavior of dynamical systems and an interdisciplinary sub-field of science and evolved into use by the social sciences such as psychology sociology and criminology. This book presents and discusses topical data on control theory relating to these fields.
Obesity is an important medical concern in today's society. In this fascinating account, Sander L. Gilman examines the perceptions and attitudes to obesity from classical times to the present day. Considering changing attitudes to the body and debates about whether obesity is a physiological or psychological problem, he explores its rich history.