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By Paul J. Ennis

In Continental Realism Paul Ennis tackles the increase of realist metaphysics in modern continental philosophy. Pitted opposed to the dominant antirealist and transcendental continental hegemony Ennis argues that continental pondering needs to determine an alliance among metaphysics, hypothesis, and realism if we're to really come back to the issues themselves.

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Often the boundary layer is expanded over the ends or edges of the heated wall or temperature changes occur along the path of the light beam. Therefore, only integral values can be measured. Possibilities to correct these influences are explained in Chap. 4. A variation of the refractive index, represented by the interference fringes, can be recalculated in a field of density distribution. 4) in which N stands for the molar refractivity and M for the molar mass. This equation can be simplified for gases having a refractive index n very near to unity and one obtains the Gladstone-Dale equation.

4 a were uniformly cooled. The diameter of this test section was relatively large and, therefore, diffuse light was used to obtain a picture of the whole temperature field. Fig. 5. Temperature field in a liquid layer heated at the bottom. Parallel object beam used for recording the interferogram As seen, the interference fringes cannot be well distinguished from each other in the immediate neighborhood of the wall and the resolution is not high enough to evaluate the heat transfer coefficient. In a second experiment with the same test section a wave-front was used with an optical arrangement as shown in Fig.

The main difference between classical interferometry and holographic interferometry is that in holographic interferometry the object beam is com- 26 F. Mayinger pared with itself. This allows plenty of possibilities for additional applications when compared to classical interferometry. Experiments performed with holographic interferometric methods are also less expensive and simpler than those using the previous procedures. Fig. 8. Temperature field around a tube bundle at free convection An example of a holographic interferogram, produced with the double exposure technique is shown in Fig.

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