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Robert H. Gowdy (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(3):31673.
Gowdy Spacetimes have become useful test cases for studying the dynamics of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Because they are simple enough to analyze and admit arbitrary wavelength gravitational waves, they provide... more
Stuart Derbyshire (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(3):7962.
Defining pain is not as straightforward as many might assume. Intuitively, it seems reasonable to define pain as the response to tissue damage or disease. Simply put, it hurts... more
Volker Dürr (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(2):6829.
Insects have an elaborate sense of touch. Their most important source for tactile information is the pair of feelers on the head: the antennae... more
Piet Van Isacker and Kristiaan Heyde (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(2):31279.
Exactly solvable models have played an important role in the development of the nuclear shell model, in the advancement of our understanding of pairing properties in nuclei... more
Gerald Pollack (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(2):11999.
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