Broken Sword is a series of adventure games. The first game in the series, Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, was released and developed in 1996 by British developer Revolution Software. Its sequel, Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror, was released a year later, and was followed by Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon in 2003, Broken Sword: The Angel of Death in 2006, and Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse in 2013. A remake of the first game in the series, known as Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut, was released in 2009, and a remake of the second game in the series, Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered, in 2010 for iOS devices; other platforms followed in 2011.
The main protagonists of the series are George Stobbart, an American patent lawyer, and Nicole "Nico" Collard, a French freelance journalist, Nico does not appear as a playable character in the original game The Shadow of the Templars, she would become one in the Director's Cut.
The Broken Sword series was conceived in 1994 by Charles Cecil, Noirin Carmody and Sean Brennan, while talking about the mythology of the Knights Templar. The first three games in the series were developed by Revolution Software, while the fourth game was co-developed by Revolution and Sumo Digital. The Shadow of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror were critical and commercial successes, selling millions. However, The Sleeping Dragon and The Angel of Death received mixed reviews and were not as popular as the first two games. This was mainly due to the switch to 3D graphics and that the third game left the "point and click" interface to a more action oriented gameplay. The series appeared on several top adventure game lists. A comic book was produced for each remake of the first two Broken Sword games.
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In this paper [1] which considers the possibility that the Lorentz symmetry could be broken, at page 4-5 the author says:
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Today I found this paper and this one where P.W. Anderson says that there is no broken symmetry in ferromagnetism because the ground state is an eigenstate of the spin rotation operator. And so we don't have in this system Goldstone's mode for example.
But I thought spin waves were...
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Is it the nature of the brain to focus on...
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Let be a scalar field φ that permeates all space. The quantum of the field has a mass m. The field is at the minimum of its potential. When this minimum is for φ≠0 (a broken symmetry), the quantum may be observed by exciting the field, as with the Higgs boson.
But if the symmetry is not...
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"A crystalline solid consists of atoms stacked up in a repeating lattice structure. Consider a crystal as shown in Figure a. The atoms reside at the corners of cubes of side L = 0.200 nm.
One piece of evidence for the...
A scalar field theory with potential $$V(\phi)=-\mu^2\phi^2+\lambda \phi^4$$ is spontaneously broken and as a consequence, for the ground state, $$\langle \phi(x) \rangle \neq 0$$.
However, the path integral, which should give ground state expectation values, looks to be zero by oddness of the...
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We have a stick of length one which is broken in one spot (with that spot chosen randomly and uniformly). Of the two broken pieces we take the one on the right and break it into two pieces in the same manner as before.
With our three...
My brother had something (squirrel?) break the neutral wire from the pole to the house a while back. He said all the lights dimmed, some of the appliances started to hum loud and it blew a couple breakers. After resetting the breakers and poking around a bit he eventually took a reading, found...
A planet or star can bend space time around it.The greater the mass the greater the gravitational well.Could a black hole actually be such an enormous mass as to pierce space time and create a worm hole to another dimension?Also could the effects of the other dimension explain the weird effects...
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I was reading about the Higgs mechanism and I must say that I did not really follow the argument of how the gauge symmetry is broken.
I think that my problem has to do with the more general question of how does a gauge symmetry get broken in general?
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A consequence of Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle is that particles energy level can fluctuate their amount of energy, e, for a short amount of time, t, as long as e x t < h/4pi (where he is = to Planck's constant). So does that not violate the law of conservation of energy?
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A broken spaceship is located 10 km above the center of a large circular thin sheet of unknown dust. The sheet has a radius of 106km and a density of 7×1011kg/m2. The spaceship and the dust attract each other due to the gravitational force. a) Find the initial acceleration of...
I'm reviewing this book Warped Passages by Lisa Randall and a sentence caused me some incomprehension. Somewhere in it she stated:
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An accident victim with a broken leg is being placed in traction. The patient wears a special boot with a pulley attached to the sole. The foot and boot together have a mass of m = 4.0 kg, and the doctor has decided to hang a 6.0 kg mass from the rope. The boot is held...
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A few days ago I read a story in the newspaper.
In a cityblock the voltage of the grid was accidently increased to 400V (instead of the standard 240V).
Clearly quite a few appliances died because of this.
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The part I understand:
I understand that the spontaneous symmetry breaking of the Higgs produces the 'Mexican hat' potential, with two non-zero stable equilibria.
I understand that as the Higgs is a complex field, there exists a phase component of the field. Under gauge transformations of...
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I have a 12 volt battery and 3 lamps in series.
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The last one is broken. What is the voltage on every lamp?
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My book is saying that the current through the lamps that are not broken is 0 because the circuit is not...
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Why is the voltage across the broken lamp 12V?
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Can I assume the broken lamp is of infinite resistance?
The Attempt at a Solution
I understand the reading for the first voltmeter is 0V. But can anyone explain to me why the reading of the second voltmeter...
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assume that the total downward force exerted at A & B by the leg is 38N. find the weight W, attached on the lower puller
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The Attempt at a Solution
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So consider a theory of a complex scalar field ##\phi## with a global U(1) symmetry ##\phi \rightarrow e^{i\theta} \phi##. The theory admits a conserved current
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I've been building a 3 phase delta wired alternator. I recently cast the stator in fiberglass resin, and now i get no response from the terminals. Before casting, I used the multimeter's resistance setting to test the connections between each pair of the three terminals, and all registered a...
Is the expection value of expession in left hand side of motion equation of field(example: Klein-Gordon,Dirac...equations) equal zero or not?(left hand side of the equation equals zero when we put condition of mimimizing the action).If not,why we can say when expectation value of divergence of...
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A thin double convex lens of focal length f is broken down into two halves at the axis. The two haves are then combined, as shown in the figure. What will be the focal length for the arrangements...
Hi folks -- it is my understanding that only non-Abelian gauge theories can be asymptotically free. But can anyone provide me with a canonical reference showing that such symmetries can be dynamically broken and still retain that status? I gather that this is the case (from reading the...
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A main circuit contains six similar bulbs connected in series. One of the bulbs has a broken filament. Voltmeters X and Y of infinite resistance are placed in the circuit as shown.
What are the voltmeter readings?
A) X=0 Y=0
B) X=0 Y=240
C) X=40 Y=40
D) X=240 Y=0...
Anybody ever heard of the broken stick model? If so, what is it used for besides species abundance in ecology? Basically, n-1 points are randomly distributed on a unit interval, creating n intervals of random lengths. The points are independent, uniform random variables on the unit interval...
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I was wondering if someone could tell me what the best way would be to determine if a semiconductor laser is broken using a multimeter?
I have a semiconductgor laser that is still emitting but the signal appears lower than expected and it is hard to tell if it is broken internally...
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Recently I came across an annular permanent magnet (round magnet with a hole in it) which had fallen and broken in half, effectively forming two horse-shoe magnets. I noticed that the two halves had similar poles:
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So I write a finance final tomorrow morning and my financial calculator decided to quit working on me. The screen would flash as it turned off and on rapidly, almost as if there was a loose connection. So I popped 'er open and here is what I found:
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I've tried to keep up with E8, but lately the Google-ing isn't as productive as it used to be.
I assume that there has been no Show Stopper and the push for E8 Unification continues. So: Concerning the E8 development:
Roger Penrose states in _The Road to Reality_ p. 653...