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By Harald Bohr

Stimulated via questions about which features may be represented by means of Dirichlet sequence, Harald Bohr based the speculation of virtually periodic services within the Nineteen Twenties. this gorgeous exposition starts off with a dialogue of periodic features ahead of addressing the virtually periodic case. An appendix discusses virtually periodic capabilities of a fancy variable. this can be a attractive exposition of the speculation of just about Periodic features written via the writer of that idea; translated through H. Cohn.

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But, taking units which are in more general use, a man sitting at rest produces about 100 watts, that is one tenth of the heat produced by a small electric fire. On walking upstairs this heat production rises to somewhere around 1300 watts. Towards the upper limit, rates of heat production of up to 5000 watts can be reached, but these are extreme working conditions and they produce exhaustion in less than 1 min. There are four physical routes by which the body can lose this heat to the environment, or gain further heat from surroundings that are at a higher temperature than itself.

21 illustrates this temperature regulating system of the body. The Limits of a Comfortable Environment. When we try to relate the facts about heat regulation to actual environmental conditions we strike the problem of how to describe the environment. There are obviously several factors which will affect the flow of heat to or from the man, among them, air temperature, humidity, air movement and the temperature of objects around and about. To state only one of these can give a very erroneous idea of the conditions, for example, a temperature of 30°C (86°F) is very different when it is associated with completely dry moving air than when it is accompanied by completely moist still air within a room whose walls are at a higher temperature than 30°C (86°F).

20. 50 The New Frontier To hold this heat balance over a wide range of environmental conditions a dynamic regulatory system is needed. The body possesses such a system. The control element of this is an area in the base of the brain. This temperature regulating centre is sensitive to the temperature of the blood which flows through it and this blood is representative of the thermal condition of the important parts of the body. The TEMPERATURE REGULATING CENTRE DEEP WITHIN BRAIN FIG. 2 1 . The control of body temperature.

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