The Weyl-Lanczos relations are systems in consonance with the spacetime variables.
Lanczos showed that in an arbitrary spacetime there exists a potential (kabx) not unique
to the Weyl tensor. In the first paper, “Lanczos Spintensor for Several Spacetimes”, the authors I Guerrero-Moreno, J López Bonilla and A Rangel-Merino, employed the
Newman-Penrose formalism to obtain the Lanczos potential for well-known spacetimes of general relativity. The treatment for analysis is tensorial and makes use of the Weyl-Lanczos equations. Relationship is derived between the components of Lanczos spintensor and rotation coefficients.
High frequency switched-capacitor applications require amplifiers with fast settling response times. In the second paper, “Comparative Analysis of Cascode Operational Transconductance Amplifiers for HF Switched-Capacitor Filters”, Sandeep K Arya and Rekha Kansal, present a comparison of cascade Operational Transconductance Amplifiers (OTA) topologies for high speed applications using T-Spice simulations. A multipath OTA with enhanced performance parameters has been presented.
Rubber is extensively used in many applications because of its unique performance and specific properties like energy absorption, damping and long service life at ambient temperature. The blending of different rubber materials finds wide applications as insulating material in electrical appliances. In the third paper, “Dielectric Characterization of the Blend, Natural Rubber with Nitrile Butadiene Rubber”, S Gunasekaran, A Kala and R K Natarajan, investigated the effects of temperature on the dielectric properties of the newly blended rubber material, natural rubber with nitrile butadiene at 80:20 concentrations.
The crystals are grown using gel method to achieve perfection and uniformity. In tartrates, the conduction mechanism occurs not only through electron transport but also through proton displacement. Due to this, they exhibit ferroelectric and nonlinear optical characteristics.
In the fourth paper, “Study of Activation Energy from Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) for Barium Tartrate (BaC4H4O6) Crystals Grown by Gel Method”, the authors Atul Shah, I B Patel and Sunil Chaki, have presented their findings on Barium Tartrate crystals grown using gel method at ambient temperature. Thermal stability and kinetic parameters of these crystals were studied using TGA. Activation energy and frequency factor were calculated.
Neutrosophic probability is useful to those events which involve some degree of indeterminacy (unknown). This kind of probability is necessary because it provides a better approach than the classical probability to uncertain events. In the fifth paper, “An Introduction o the Neutrosophic Probability Applied to Quantum Physics: Revisited”, Florentin Smarandache generalized the classical and imprecise probability to the notion of neutrosophic probability in order to model Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle of particle behavior. The paper also shows how neutrosophic probability provides a better representation than classical probability to uncertain events.
In their research note, “On the Lorentz Transformations”, M Hernández-González, J López Bonilla and A Rangel-Merino have presented direct expressions to generate Lorentz transformations in special relativity using the Pauli matrices.
An Interview on
The Global Environment of Business:
New Paradigms for International Management
interview with Carlo Strenger
Carlo Strenger is Chair of the Clinical Graduate Program, Department of Psychology at Tel Aviv University. He serves on the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists, the Seminar of Existential Psychoanalysis in Zurich, and the Scientific Board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna in addition to maintaining a part-time practice in existential psychoanalysis.
Strenger's research focuses on the impact of Globalization on Identity and Meaning. His latest book is, The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century
His work has been reported on, and he has been interviewed by among others, in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine as well as hundreds of newspapers and websites in more than twenty languages.
He blogs on the Huffington Post, regularly writes in Haaretz, both for the print edition and on his blog, `Strenger than Fiction', Britain's The Guardian, and The New York Times
For more info see his website at http:/freud.tau.ac.il/~strenger/
Dr. Strenger, why did you start studying the Phenomenon that you call "Fear of Insignificance"?
In the late 1990s, I began to notice that my clients became ever more concerned whether they were leading lives of significance, and there were ever more reports in the research literature on a rise of depression and anxiety. I was wondering why this was happening, particularly because many of my clients led interesting and rewarding lives: many of them were high achievers, some of them are celebrities. Nevertheless, they were anxious that they weren't doing well enough; that they were not leading meaningful lives. I presented preliminary results in my previous book, The Designed Self (2004), but felt that a more interdisciplinary approach was needed to fully understand the phenomenon.
How is today's fear of insignificance expressed?
I think we live in a time in which people live under strong pressure to live spectacular lives. You see, people who are doing quite well: executives, lawyers, physicians, who feel that they are missing out something. Many of them feel their lives are grey; they feel they are not getting enough out of life.
They feel they need to do extraordinary things, primarily in their careers, but also in their private lives. They feel that they need to participate in extreme sports, amass lot of experiences, as otherwise their lives are devoid of insignificance. They keep comparing their lives to the spectacular success stories of global celebrities _ and they often feel that in comparison, their lives are not of significance.