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Development and Main Outlines of Rawls's Theory of Justice: Philosophy of RawlsThe Creole Elite and the Rise of Angolan Proto-Nationalism (1870-1920)The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850-1910: Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education IssueThe Fifohazana: Madagascar's Indigenous Christian MovementUnit Root Tests in Time Series, Volume 1: Key Concepts and ProblemsBarrier Containment Technologies for Environmental Remediation ApplicationsAtlas of Osteoporosis [With CDROM]The Radio Spectrum: Managing a Strategic ResourceData AnalysisEsd in Silicon Integrated CircuitsU.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reforms: Ideological Conflicts Over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable AgricultureLatin for Americans, Level 3 Student EditionElementary Particle PhysicsThe Internationalization of Law and Legal EducationThe Struggle for Life: A Psychological Perspective of Kidney Disease and TransplantationTheory of Function Spaces IIIDistillation and RectificationUnconventional Nanopatterning Techniques and ApplicationsNew Perspectives on the European BildungsromanMathematical Foundations for Electromagnetic TheoryMediale Erregungen?: Autonomie Und Aufmerksamkeit Im Literatur- Und Kulturbetrieb Der GegenwartMechanics of Materials, Brief Si EditionWrong for the Right ReasonsRobotic Exploration and Landmark Determination: Hardware-Efficient Algorithms and FPGA ImplementationsAnalysis of Excitation and Ionization of Atoms and Molecules by Electron ImpactThe Oxford Handbook of Computer MusicSystematics and Evolution of FungiFrontiers in Statistical Quality Control 9Beyond World-Class Productivity: Industrial Engineering Practice and TheoryGood Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the JokeMicromechanics of Granular MaterialsCombat ModelingTerahertz Frequency Detection and Identification of Materials and ObjectsManagement of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy IndustryNew Trends in Thin Structures: Formulation, Optimization and Coupled ProblemsSynaptic Mechanisms in the Auditory SystemPractical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering ApplicationsA Probabilistic Theory of Pattern RecognitionSystem Safety for the 21st Century: The Updated and Revised Edition of System Safety 2000Control Methods for Electrical MachinesUnderstanding Robust and Exploratory Data AnalysisTerpyridine-Based Materials: For Catalytic, Optoelectronic and Life Science ApplicationsHitler's Slaves: Life Stories of Forced Labourers in Nazi-Occupied EuropePrinciples of Plasma Physics for Engineers and ScientistsGlobal Values Education: Teaching Democracy and PeaceApicomplexan Parasites: Molecular Approaches Toward Targeted Drug DevelopmentCampylobacterThe Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions: Advancing International Institutional LawQuantum Scattering Theory for Several Particle SystemsFoundations of Intensional SemanticsConvolution Equations and Singular Integral Operators: Selected PapersSpecial Functions: An Introduction to the Classical Functions of Mathematical PhysicsTraditional Islamic Principals of Built EnvironmentNanotechnology-Enabled SensorsLaser Dermatology: Pearls and ProblemsThe "Final Solution" in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941-1944Linking and Aligning Scores and ScalesDesign of Flexible Production Systems: Methodologies and ToolsThe Engineering of Sport 7: Proceedings Volume of the Isea 2007New Method of Identifying Family Related Skulls: Forensic Medicine, Anthropology, EpigeneticsMediation, Remediation, and the Dynamics of Cultural MemoryCivetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Manual of Critical CareCleanroom DesignLearning to Mentor-As-Praxis: Foundations for a Curriculum in Teacher EducationMultivariate Image ProcessingPrebiotics: Development & ApplicationBusiness Networking: Shaping Collaboration Between EnterprisesModelling, Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques for Fluid Power SystemsThe Neolithic Revolution in the Near East: Transforming the Human LandscapeMississippian Political EconomyHistorical Cognitive LinguisticsHardware Implementation of Finite-Field ArithmeticPsychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and InterventionsThe Impact of Investment Treaties on Contracts Between Host States and Foreign InvestorsThe Project Mkultra CompendiumModeling Data Irregularities and Structural Complexities in Data Envelopment AnalysisLes Recherches Philosophiques Du Jeune HeideggerDevelopment of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of GestationPrinciples of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and MicrosystemsDPSM for Modeling Engineering ProblemsBiophysics: A Physiological Approach. 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Development and Main Outlines of Rawls's Theory of Justice: Philosophy of Rawls

Product : Development and Main Outlines of Rawls's Theory of Justice: Philosophy of Rawls
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Description : John Rawls is the preeminent political philosopher of our time. His 1971 masterpiece, A Theory of Justice, permanently changed the landscape of moral political theory, revitalizing the normative study of social issues and taking stands about justice, ethics, rationality and philosophical method that continue to draw followers and critics today. In these five volumes, Henry S. Richardson and Paul Weithman draw together almost 90 of the most incisive and influential articles in that body of literature. The reprinted articles, many of them drawn from difficult-to-find sources, cover the gamut of controversies and conversations sparked by Rawls's work and represent a wide range of philosophical points of view. The selection also includes articles that reflect Rawls's reception in economics, law, and the social science more broadly. The publication of these five volumes will be welcomed by students and scholars of contemporary political philosophy, and by anyone interested in the most probing reactions to the premier political philosopher of our time.
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Author : Richardson, H. / Richardson, Henry R. / Weithman, Paul J.
Publisher : Routledge
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The Creole Elite and the Rise of Angolan Proto-Nationalism (1870-1920)

Product : The Creole Elite and the Rise of Angolan Proto-Nationalism (1870-1920)
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Description : This book is about Angolan literature and culture. It investigates a segment of Angolan history and literature, with which even Portuguese-speaking readers are generally not familiar. Its main purpose is to define the features and the literary production of the so-called 'creole elite', as well as its contribution to the early manifestations of dissatisfaction towards colonial rule patent during a period of renewed Portuguese commitment to its African colonies, but also of unrealised ambitions, economic crisis, and socio-political upheaval in Angola and in Portugal itself. Nineteenth-century Angolan society was characterised by the presence of a semi-urbanised commercial and administrative elite of Portuguese-speaking creole families--white, black, some of mixed race, some Catholic and others Protestant, some old established and others cosmopolitan--who were based in the main coastal towns. As well as their wealth, derived from the functions performed in the colonial administrative, commercial and customs apparatus, their European-influenced culture and habits clearly distinguished them from the broad native population of black peasants and farm workers. In order to expand its control over the region, Portugal desperately needed the support of this kind of non-coloniser urban elite, which was also used as an assimilating force, or better as a source of dissemination of a relevant model of social behaviour. Thus, until the 1850s great creole merchants and inland chiefs dealt in captive slaves, bound for export to Brazil via Cape Verde and So Tom: the tribal aristocracy and the creole bourgeoisie thrived on the profits of overseas trade and lived in style, consuming imported alcoholicbeverages and wearing European clothes. After the abolition, however, their social and economic position was eroded by an influx of petty merchants and bureaucrats from Portugal who wished to grasp the commercial and employment opportunities created by a new and modern colonial order, anxious to keep up with other European colonial powers engaged in the partition of the African continent. This book thus considers the first intellectuals, the early printed publications in the country, and the pioneers of Angolan literature who felt the need to raise their roots to higher dignity. Thus, they wrote grammar, dictionaries, poetry, fiction, and of course, incendiary articles denouncing exploitation, racism, and the different treatment afforded by the colonial authorities to Portuguese expatriates and natives.
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Author : Corrado, Jacopo
Publisher : Cambria Press
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The Role of International Exhibitions in Britain, 1850-1910: Perceptions of Economic Decline and the Technical Education Issue

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Description : International exhibitions were a key feature of the cultural landscape of the second half of the nineteenth century. They provided the most powerful nations with a stage on which they could affirm their status as world leaders. Increasingly they also allowed emerging nations to celebrate their growing economic and industrial prowess. In Britain the potential challenge this presented to the exiting order was noted by a few contemporary observers who, because of what they had seen at exhibitions, were convinced that the country was at risk economically. They regarded technical education as the remedy to cure this perceived ill. Historians of this period have similarly concluded that British complacency towards this issue led to decline. This book investigates these assumptions by systematically exploring the relationship between participation in international exhibitions, the state of the economy, and the issue of technical education from a British perspective between 1850 and 1910. The book begins with the 1867 Paris exhibition; it examines the enquiries into technical education that it generated in England and ends with the Royal Commission on Scientific Instruction and the Advancement of Science. It then examines the link between the 1876 Philadelphia and the 1878 Paris exhibitions and the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction. The 1884 and 1885 London exhibitions, the Royal Commission on the Depression of Trade, and the Technical Instruction Act are also studied. The study then moves to the 1893 Chicago and the 1900 Paris exhibitions. This is followed by an examination of the International Exhibitions Committee, which was established in the early part of the twentieth century toundertake research into the link between exhibitions and the well being of British trade. This represents a unique and rarely used source with which to explore the issue at the heart of this work. Finally, the study establishes that commercial rather than technical education had been the want of the age. This unique volume will be a valuable addition to collections in British history, international trade, history of education, and history of economics.
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Author : Edwards, Anthony David
Publisher : Cambria Press
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The Fifohazana: Madagascar's Indigenous Christian Movement

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Description : In 1894 Jesus appeared in a dream to Rainisoalambo during a period of intense national crisis shortly before the French colonial invasion of Madagascar. An educated member of the southern highlands aristocracy, Rainisoalambo was also a traditional medicine man who had fallen into grave difficulty. Being stricken with a case of then-rampant leprosy, his business had vanished and he and his family were starving. In this vision, Jesus told Rainisoalambo to put away his sampy, the small idols and charms he used for his traditional divining and healing. When he awoke, he found that he was healed. He quickly got rid of his charms and began a new life of fervent prayer, witnessing to his neighbors about what had happened, and reading the gospels with new eyes, as current reality rather than ancient reports of the far-away dealings of the white man's god. A group of believers soon gathered around him. Within a year of intense activity they had formally organized themselves at Soatanna into what we would now call a base community, the Disciples of the Lord. Their simple rules called them to lives of economic sharing and self-sufficiency, cleanliness and orderliness in their persons, houses, and lands, learning to read the Bible, daily communal prayers and study, and sending out apostles and evangelists to establish other such households and communities. This was the beginning of what is now called the Fifohazana, or Awakening. More than a century later the movement comprises several tobys, or base communities, following the appearance of several more prophets, female and male, and their miracle-working. The members of the movement, or mpiandry, live throughout the island, some in the tobys butmost in the cities and villages as members of a variety of churches. The Fifohazana continues to stress spiritual healings, exorcisms, personal service to the poor and sick, cleanliness, prayer, Bible study, and witnessing. This volume provides the reader with a very clear understanding of what the Fifohazanamovement is all about historically, theologically, in terms of the main characters involved, its tremendous contributions to what a Christian healing ministry might ideally be, and as it relates to the larger world of church and society. The book is strengthened by the contributions of a diverse international group of scholars and participants in the movement. This has fostered the creation of an authentic piece of research, which combines the actual voices of participants within the movement itself along with the perspectives of scholars, who analyze the movement from the external periphery. This is the first book-length treatment of the Fifohazana in English. Editor Cynthia Holder Rich has gathered contributions from authors from five countries, including several members of the movement, to offer several perspectives onto the history and current life of the movement. Articles include analysis of major movement leaders, the place of healing in the movement, hist
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Author : Holder Rich, Cynthia
Publisher : Cambria Press
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Unit Root Tests in Time Series, Volume 1: Key Concepts and Problems

Product : Unit Root Tests in Time Series, Volume 1: Key Concepts and Problems
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Description : Testing for a unit root is now an essential part of time series analysis. This volume provides a critical overview and assessment of tests for a unit root in time series, developing the concepts necessary to understand the key theoretical and practical models in unit root testing.
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Author : Patterson, Kerry
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
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Barrier Containment Technologies for Environmental Remediation Applications

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Description : Provides a comprehensive review and evaluation of waste containment technologies presently practiced in remediation applications. Covers the state-of-knowledge, construction and performance of the three main barrier types - vertical (walls), bottom (floors) and surface (caps).
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Author : Rumer, Ralph R. / Ryan, Michael E.
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
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Atlas of Osteoporosis [With CDROM]

Product : Atlas of Osteoporosis [With CDROM]
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Description : The Atlas of Osteoporosis, now in full color, is the largest and highest-quality collection of images relating to all areas of osteoporosis. The new third edition includes photographs, slides of pathology and histology specimens, radiographic images, flow charts, schematics, anatomical illustrations, tables, and charts. Designed to be useful to a broad readership interested in the disorder, the Atlas includes well-established basics of osteoporosis (skeletal biology, nutrition, exercise, and growth) and new developments in the field. Sections that have been significantly expanded include genetics, bone densitometry, and the laboratory evaluation of bone disorders. The striking, four-color format combined with the breadth of information it contains make this book an invaluable resource for researchers, physicians, and all professionals involved in the study and treatment of osteoporosis.
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Author : Orwoll, Eric S.
Publisher : Springer
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The Radio Spectrum: Managing a Strategic Resource

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Description : Radio frequencies have become a basic resource for the development of the information society. In fact, radio waves are a mandatory vehicle in order to carry the message to customers and a truly worldwide communication needs their properties. Given the market demands for more and more frequencies, means have to be found to share this limited resource most effectively and to continuously improve its efficiency. Radio spectrum management is thus a major objective for our modern world. This book describes the current tools for spectrum management with their fundamental technical and legal basis. It outlines the global evolution of radio services in their different application domains and introduces the actors who contribute to the collective management of the spectrum. It also discusses the main questions these actors have to deal with and answer in order to design for the future.
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Author : Chaduc, Jean-Marc / Pogorel, Gerard
Publisher : Wiley-Iste
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Data Analysis

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Description : The first part of this book is devoted to methods seeking relevant dimensions of data. The variables thus obtained provide a synthetic description which often results in a graphical representation of the data. After a general presentation of the discriminating analysis, the second part is devoted to clustering methods which constitute another method, often complementary to the methods described in the first part, to synthesize and to analyze the data. The book concludes by examining the links existing between data mining and data analysis.
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Author : Govaert, Gerard
Publisher : Wiley-Iste
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Esd in Silicon Integrated Circuits

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Description : * Examines the various methods available for circuit protection, including coverage of the newly developed ESD circuit protection schemes for VLSI circuits. * Provides guidance on the implementation of circuit protection measures. * Includes new sections on ESD design rules, layout approaches, package effects, and circuit concepts. * Reviews the new Charged Device Model (CDM) test method and evaluates design requirements necessary for circuit protection.
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Author : Amerasekera, Ajith / Amerasekera, E. A. / Duvvury, Charvaka
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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U.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reforms: Ideological Conflicts Over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture

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Description : U.S. farm bills are home to the nation's primary policies for agriculture, land use, and conservation. Although often outside the public spotlight, many of these policies are crucial to how land and food are managed in this country--from food stamp programs for low-income households to environmental conservation for natural resources to the often controversial commodity subsidy programs to support farmers. Examining the gains and misses for conservation in the 2008 farm bill also sheds light on agricultural sustainability prospects embedded in farm policy. In this case, the emphasis on biofuels during farm bill debates both threatened conservation with the prospect of large-scale corn ethanol production, and also shifted public focus away from reforms that might have improved agriculture's environmental and social footprint. At the same time, the 2008 farm bill did introduce some new prospects for environmentally- and socially-sustainable agricultural policies in the longer term. In examining the reasons for the 2008 farm bill's approach to and then retreat from rapid policy change, Nadine Lehrer guides us through ideological conflicts over world trade, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture as embedded in U.S. farm policy debates. This book locates these debates within the historical context of farm bills over time, providing a concise history of agricultural policy dynamics as they relate to current issues. The book also integrates complementary theoretical perspectives from the policy change and social movement literatures, and in particular makes a case for incorporating discourse analysis into studies of policy change and policy stability. Integrating theory and history with a multidisciplinary perspective on changing situational drivers, interest group struggles, and Congressional politics, Lehrer uses the farm bill as an illustrative case for illuminating U.S. political processes and implications. This is an important work for students and scholars of the U.S. political system, especially those focused on agricultural policy, sustainability and environmental conservation, theory and methods of policy analysis, and the intersections of policy and culture.
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Author : Lehrer, Nadine
Publisher : Cambria Press
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Latin for Americans, Level 3 Student Edition

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Description : Level 3 presents a wide range of Latin literature. Information about authors' lives, literary styles, and historical background is presented.
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Author : McGraw-Hill/Glencoe / McGraw-Hill
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Elementary Particle Physics

Product : Elementary Particle Physics
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Description : The field of High Energy Physics is experiencing a strong renaissance for several reasons: one, the advent of the new Large Hadron Collider at CERN in geneva, along with unprecedented computing power for theoretical computations; second, new telescopes in astronomy to investigate high energy events in space. Besides existing and established texts and MRW, a coherently written and comprehensive compendium bridging the gap between texts on field theory and particle physics is needed, but lacking so far. This book fills this gap.
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Author : Nagashima, Yorikiyo / Nambu, Yoichiro
Publisher : Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
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The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education

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Description : The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices that is beginning to be reflected in legal education. This volume gathers the insights of leading legal scholars from numerous jurisdictions to consider how the culture and the education of their own lawyers serve or should serve the new international reality. Law firms, law schools, universities, courts and other legal institutions must make themselves more a oeinternationala to support the national interests of their clients and governments better. This requires new attitudes, new legal rules and new forms of practical instruction. The essays collected in this volume explore the reality of legal globalization and suggest some ways in which the emerging multinational and multicultural legal order could be made more just and effective.
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Author : Klabbers, Jan / Sellers, Mortimer
Publisher : Springer
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The Struggle for Life: A Psychological Perspective of Kidney Disease and Transplantation

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Description : With case examples and step-by-step frameworks for intervention, the authors illustrate the challenges and solutions in establishing an effective ward-based psychotherapy service for renal dialysis and transplant patients. They describe clinical patterns of presentation and how psychotherapeutic intervention was refined over time in a clinically meaningful and evidence-based manner. Each chapter is focused on specific emotional disorders among renal patients. The authors introduce the concept of loss of an imagined past' (aspirations and ambitions) never realized, or compromised, as a result of renal disease and as a major cause of post-transplant depression. Emotional issues which have received little prior attention in the literature-including substance abuse, eating disorders, gender disorders and emotional body image-are addressed in depth. Practical advise, including that against referencing the transplanted organ as a gift, is offered.
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Author : Baines, Lyndsay S. / Jindal, Rahul M.
Publisher : Praeger Publishers
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Theory of Function Spaces III

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Description : This book deals with the recent theory of function spaces as it stands now. Special attention is paid to some developments in the last 10a "15 years which are closely related to the nowadays numerous applications of the theory of function spaces to some neighbouring areas such as numerics, signal processing and fractal analysis. In particular, typical building blocks as (non-smooth) atoms, quarks, wavelet bases and wavelet frames are discussed in detail and applied afterwards to some outstanding problems of the recent theory of function spaces such as a local smoothness theory, fractal measures, fractal analysis, spaces on Lipschitz domains and on quasi-metric spaces. The book is essentially self-contained, although it might also be considered as the continuation of the two previous books of the author with the same title which appeared as volumes 78 and 84 in this book series. It is directed to mathematicians working in analysis, numerics and fractal geometry, and to (theoretical) physicists interested in related subjects such as signal processing.
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Author : Triebel, Hans
Publisher : Birkh User
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Distillation and Rectification

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Description : A. Fundamentals - B. Theory - I. Units - II. Interrelation between vapor concentration and partial pressure of vapor in multicomponent mixtures - III. Equilibrium of boiling multicomponent mixtures - IV. Partial condensation of mixtures - V. Heat of evaporation of mixtures - C. Separation of liquids by simple distillation; the simple pot still - I. Data for computation - II. Design of kettle stills - III. Separation by distillation and partial condensation - D. The rectifying column - I. Effect of rectifying plates - II. Hookup of reflux condensers - III. Layout of a batch-type distillation unit - IV. Computation of the number of plates for a batch type distillation unit - V. Minimum reflux ratio and actual reflux ratio for batch-type rectifiers - VI. The rectification mechanism on interchanger plates - VII. Heat consumption and reboil heat for a pot still and rectifying column - E. Continuous distilling equipment having rectifying and stripping sections - I. Determination of the number of plates - II. Minimum reflux ratio of a continuous rectifying unit for separating binary mixtures - III. The actual reflux ratio of a continuous rectifying unit - IV. Mass-concentration interrelations - V. Heat requirements - VI. Reduction of heat requirements - VII. Layout of continuous rectifying equipment for handling binary mixtures - VII I. Special cases - IX. Location of the feed point - X. Heat losses - XI. Variation of the molar heat of evaporation in the interchanger column - F. Treatment of rectification using enthalpy-concentration diagrams - I. The rectifying column - II. The continuous rectifying unit - G. Separating mixtures containing more than two components - I. Eliminating small amounts of certain components in a mixture - II. Separation of ideal ternary mixtures - III. Number of rectifying columns required to separate multicomponent mixtures and their hookup - IV. Rectifying ideal mixtures of more than three components - H. Determining the dimensions of rectifying columns with interchanger plates; plate efficiency - I. Cap-type and tunnel-type plates - II. Sieve plates - III. Comparison of cap-type and sieve-type plates - IV. Influence of the direction of flow of the phases on the rectification effect of a plate; liquid mixing, vapor mixing, counterflow arid parallel flow - V. Rectifying plate design - J. Rectification in packed columns - I. General remarks - II. Determining the column height by means of the corresponding theoretical plate number; different types of packings - III. Determination of column height from the heat transmission coefficient between phases; liquid distribution within the column - IV. Pressure loss in packed columns - K. Details - I. Heat exchangers - II. Control equipment - L. Molecular distillation - M. Appendix - I. Equilibrium data for binary mixtures - II. Heats of evaporation of various materials at 760 mm Hg - III. Specific heats and specific weights of liquids - IV. Molecular weights - V. Conversion tables - N.
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Author : Kirschbaum, Emil
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Unconventional Nanopatterning Techniques and Applications

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Description : Patterning or lithography is at the core of modern science and technology and cuts across all disciplines. With the emergence of nanotechnology, conventional methods based on electron beam lithography and extreme ultraviolet photolithography have become prohibitively expensive. As a result, a number of simple and unconventional methods have been introduced, beginning first with research demonstrations in the mid 1990s. This book focuses on these unconventional patterning techniques and their applications to optics, organic devices, electronic devices, biological devices, and fluidics.
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Author : Rogers, John A. / Lee, Hong H.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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New Perspectives on the European Bildungsroman

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Author : Summerfield, Giovanna / Downward, Lisa
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Mathematical Foundations for Electromagnetic Theory

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Description : Co-published with Oxford University Press. This highly technical and thought-provoking book stresses the development of mathematical foundations for the application of the electromagnetic model to problems of research and technology. Features include in-depth coverage of linear spaces, Green's functions, spectral expansions, electromagnetic source representations, and electromagnetic boundary value problems. This book will be of interest graduate-level students in engineering, electromagnetics, physics, and applied mathematics as well as to research engineers, physicists, and scientists.
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Author : Dudley, Donald G. / Dudley
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Mediale Erregungen?: Autonomie Und Aufmerksamkeit Im Literatur- Und Kulturbetrieb Der Gegenwart

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Description : The debate on the use and drawbacks of the sociology of literature unleashed by Bourdieua (TM)s seminal work a oeThe Rules of Arta was mainly conducted here on an abstract level. The present volume contains a collection of papers sounding out the applicability of field theory to literary studies. The authors, from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, present theory-led textually based analyses of the present-day literature and culture business.
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Author : Joch, Markus / Mix, York-Gothart / Wolf, Norbert Christian
Publisher : Max Niemeyer Verlag
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Mechanics of Materials, Brief Si Edition

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Description : MECHANICS OF MATERIALS BRIEF EDITION by Gere and Goodno presents thorough and in-depth coverage of the essential topics required for an introductory course in Mechanics of Materials. This user-friendly text gives complete discussions with an emphasis on "need to know" material with a minimization of "nice to know" content. Topics considered beyond the scope of a first course in the subject matter have been eliminated to better tailor the text to the introductory course. Continuing the tradition of hallmark clarity and accuracy found in all 7 full editions of Mechanics of Materials, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more.
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Wrong for the Right Reasons

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Description : The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale.
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Author : Buchwald, J. Z. / Buchwald, Jed Z. / Franklin, Allan
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Robotic Exploration and Landmark Determination: Hardware-Efficient Algorithms and FPGA Implementations

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Description : Much of the research effort in mobile robots in the recent past has been on sensing and design of time-efficient algorithms for tasks such as localization, mapping and navigation. Mobile robots typically employ an embedded computer for high level computations. As applications of robots expand, there is a need to investigate architecturally efficient choices for this embedded computing platform. In particular, it is valuable to process data to obtain time, space and energy-efficient solutions for various robotic tasks. This book presents hardware-efficient algorithms and FPGA implementations for two robotic tasks, namely exploration and landmark determination. The work identifies scenarios for mobile robotics where parallel processing and selective shutdown offered by FPGAs are invaluable. The book proceeds to systematically develop memory-driven VLSI architectures for both the tasks. The architectures are ported to a low-cost FPGA with a fairly small number of system gates. A robot fabricated with this FPGA on-board serves to validate the efficacy of the approach. Numerous experiments with the robot are reported.
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Author : Sridharan, K. / Kumar, Panakala Rajesh
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Analysis of Excitation and Ionization of Atoms and Molecules by Electron Impact

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Description : The content of this book describes in detail the results of the present measurements of the partial and total doubly differential cross sections for the multiple-ionization of rare gas atoms by electron impact. These measurements show, beside other trends, the role of Auger transitions in the production of multiply ionized atoms in the region where the incident electron energy is sufficient to produce inner shell ionization. Other processes like Coster-Kronig transitions and shake off also contribute towards increasing the charge of the ions. The incident electron having energy of 6 keV, for example, in a collision with xenon atom can remove up to nine electrons (*) X-ray-ion coincidence spectroscopy of the electron xenon atom collisions is also described. The present measurements of doubly differential cross sections for the dissociative and non-dissociative ionization of hydrogen, sulfur dioxide and sulfur hexa fluoride molecular gases by electron impact are also described in the text of this book. The results of the measurements for sulfur dioxide molecule show how this major atmospheric pollutant can be removed from the atmosphere by electron impact dissociation of this molecule. The present results of the measurements for sulfur hexa fluoride give an insight into the dissociation properties of this molecular gas, which is being so widely used as a gaseous insulator in the electrical circuits. The book also describes the present measurements of the polarization parameters of the fluorescence radiation emitted by the electron-impact-excited atoms of sodium and potassium. In these investigations the target atoms are polarized, therefore, the measurements of the polarization parameters give information about the electron atom interaction in terms of the interference, direct and exchange interaction channels.
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Author : Chaudhry, Afzal / Kleinpoppen, Hans
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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

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Description : The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.
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Author : Dean, Roger T.
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Systematics and Evolution of Fungi

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Description : This book comprising 13 chapters, is the second of the four books planned for a series on Progress in Mycological Research. The chapters provide an overview of the progress and shifts that have taken place towards the understanding of the Systematics and Evolution of Fungi with the availability of modern tools and techniques. Most major groups of fungi such as the Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota have been attempted to be covered. Advances in morphological and molecular taxonomy of highly toxigenic Fusarium species and understanding the phylogeny of the alternarioid hyphomycetes have also been dealt with in their respective chapters. Methods used in fungal evolutionary biology, their theory, examples and potential applications, and proteomics research for rapid diagnosis to invasive candidiasis have been reviewed in two different chapters. The ways in which molecular biologists and morphosystematists can develop synergy between them has been elaborated in the introductory chapter.
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Author : Misra, J. K. / Tewari, J. P. / Deshmukh, S. K.
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Frontiers in Statistical Quality Control 9

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Description : The twenty-three papers in this volume are carefully selected, reviewed and revised for this volume, and are divided into two parts: Part 1: "On-line Control" with subchapters 1.1 "Control Charts" and 1.2 "Surveillance Sampling and Sampling Plans" and Part 2: "Off-line Control."
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Author : Lenz, Hans-Joachim / Wilrich, Peter-Theodor / Schmid, Wolfgang
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Beyond World-Class Productivity: Industrial Engineering Practice and Theory

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Description : Industrial engineering is not known for its contribution to management requirements, which can be both challenging and varied. However, productivity and profitability are subjects that preoccupy manufacturers, distributors, warehouse managers and third-party logistics firms, many of which are multinational companies that cater to an end customer thousands of miles away. Industrial engineers must therefore follow a balance between maintaining a commitment to basic traditional tools that have been proven to improve productivity and keeping up with the evolution of their profession by staying informed about and trained in modern approaches. This "balance" of essential information, theory, case studies, and a thorough examination of many timeless applications for productivity and profitability is evidenced in Beyond World-Class Productivity. It serves as a practical, informative source of information in the field of industrial engineering because it is neither an instruction manual nor a theoretical textbook. Practical examples and commentary come from the author's 40 years of real-world experience on the shop floor and in the boardroom. Industrial engineering has a tendency to devote its time to "non-real gain" activities, or to making small improvements occasionally with a small-cycle time reduction. The effect of this "improvement" is calculated by annual reduced cycle time - an effect which consequently is practically invisible. Instead, industrial engineers should aim to achieve real gain; for example, reducing the allocated number of workers to reduce paid hours immediately, but accruing the same or more powerful results. Management, particularly in human resources departments, is most interested in this type of gain and industrial engineering should be a department that fosters such connections with management. Industrial engineering tools are effective enough to support management with these goals in mind.
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Author : Sakamoto, Shigeyasu
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Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke

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Description : This book is the first extensive sociological study of the relationship between humor and social background. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. The exploration of social differences in sense of humor starts off from one specific, and not very prestigious, humorous genre: the joke. Good Humor, Bad Taste explains why jokes are good humor to some, bad taste to others.
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Author : Kuipers, Giselinde
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Micromechanics of Granular Materials

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Description : Nearly all solids are compised of grains. However most studies treat materials as a continious solid. The book applies analysis used on loose granular materials to dense grainular materials. This title's main focus is devoted to static or dynamic loadings applied to dense materials, although rapid flows and widely dispersed media are also mentioned briefly. Three essential areas are covered: Local variable analysis: Contact forces, displacements and rotations, orientation of contacting particles and fabric tensors are all examples of local variables. Their statistical distributions, such as spatial distribution and possible localization, are analyzed, taking into account experimental results or numerical simulations. Change of scales procedures: Also known as "homogenization techniques," these procedures make it possible to construct continuum laws to be used in a continuum mechanics approach or performing smaller scale analyses. Numerical modeling: Several methods designed to calculate approximate solutions of dynamical equations together with unilateral contact and frictional laws are presented, including molecular dynamics, the distinct element method and non-smooth contact dynamics. Numerical examples are given and the quality of numerical approximations is discussed.
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Author : Cambou, Bernard / Jean, Michel / Radjai, Farhang
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Combat Modeling

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Description : Combat Modeling is a systematic learning resource and reference text for the quantitative analysis of combat. After a brief overview, authors Washburn and Kress present individual chapters on shooting without feedback; shooting with feedback; target defense; attrition models; game theory and wargames; search; unmanned aerial vehicles; and terror and insurgency. Three appendices provide a review of basic probability concepts, probability distributions, and Markov models; an introduction to optimization models; and a discussion of Monte-Carlo simulations. This is a book that can be used as a military manual, reference book, and textbook for military courses on this vital subject. The authors also provide a link for downloading Microsoft Excel workbooks theya (TM)ve developed and that are used throughout the book that include VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code for certain functions or commands. Drawing on their many years of experience at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, Washburn and Kress have created a reference that will provide the tools and techniques for analysts involved in the underpinnings of combat decisions.
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Author : Washburn, Alan / Kress, Moshe
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Terahertz Frequency Detection and Identification of Materials and Objects

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Description : Terahertz frequency sensing has a unique part to play in the detection and identification of materials and objects. This frequency range, corresponding to a wavelength of around 0.1 mm, can be used to identify materials from their molecular spectra and to produce images of concealed objects. Terahertz spectra of drugs of abuse and explosives presented by a number of the contributing authors show that the presence of these materials can be detected in envelopes, packages and through clothing. The technology of terahertz detection has largely been developed around expensive and bulky femtosecond laser systems but, as described in this book, advances in semiconductor superlattice technology are leading to compact a oeelectronica sources such as the quantum cascade laser, two-terminal a oeGunna type oscillators and even a THz frequency amplifier. These advances towards electronic (as opposed to optical) THz systems mean that the technology will become portable and much less costly. Terahertz remote sensing is also discussed with the possibility of detection over distances of up to 30m using existing technology or even through the use THz waves generated locally in the vicinity of a target using only air as the transducer.
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Author : Zhang, X. -C / Eisele, H. / Krotkus, A.
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Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

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Description : Weather and climate information is an important element in policy/decision making relevant for the energy sector, both within the context of climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. For instance, weather forecasts are routinely employed in the energy sector a " from energy producers to suppliers, and from financial analysts to national regulators a " to assist in decision-making. Given the diversity of the energy sector, this information is used for several purposes such as for pricing the cost of energy or that of financial instruments. Other climate information, such as that from seasonal and decadal forecasts, is also starting to be included. In addition, weather and climate information is naturally a key element in the development and use of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and hydropower. After an introductory part on the production of weather and climate information (e.g. forecasts, reanalyses) in the context of energy applications, and one on policies for the transfer between weather and climate and energy industry, the book delves into applications for the many facets of the energy industry, from the oil/gas sector to the renewable energy to demand forecasting, thus providing an inclusive state-of-the-art picture of the interaction between weather, climate and energy.
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Author : Troccoli, Alberto
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New Trends in Thin Structures: Formulation, Optimization and Coupled Problems

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Description : The main focus of the book is to convey modern techniques applied within the range of computational mechanics of beams, plates and shells. The topics of interest are wide ranging and include computational aspects of nonlinear theories of shells and beams including dynamics, advanced discretization methods for thin shells and membranes, shear-deformable shell finite elements for SMA composite devices, optimization and design of shells and membranes, fluid-structure interaction with thin-walled structures, contact mechanics with application to thin structures and edge effects in laminated shells.
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Author : De Mattos Pimenta, Paolo / Wriggers, Peter
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Synaptic Mechanisms in the Auditory System

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Description : Synaptic Mechanisms in the Auditory System will provide a basic reference for students, clinicians, and researchers on how synapses in the auditory system function to encode acoustic signals. These mechanisms are the groundwork for all auditory processing, and understanding them requires knowledge of the microphysiology of synapses, cellular biophysics, receptor pharmacology, and an appreciation for what these synapses must do for a living, what unique jobs they carry out.
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Author : Trussell, Laurence O. / Fay, Richard R. / Popper, Arthur N.
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Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications

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Description : Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications provides a hands-on treatment of the subject of optimization. A comprehensive set of problems and exercises makes the book suitable for use in one or two semesters of a first-year graduate course or an advanced undergraduate course. Each half of the book contains a full semestera (TM)s worth of complimentary yet stand-alone material. The practical orientation of the topics chosen and a wealth of useful examples also make the book suitable as a reference work for practitioners in the field. Advancements in the efficiency of digital computers and the evolution of reliable software for numerical computation during the past three decades have led to a rapid growth in the theory, methods, and algorithms of numerical optimization. This body of knowledge has motivated widespread applications of optimization methods in many disciplines, e.g., engineering, business, and science, and has subsequently led to problem solutions that were considered intractable not too long ago. Key Features:
    • extensively class-tested
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    • includes recent methods of emerging interest such as semidefinite programming and second-order cone programming
    • presents a unified treatment of unconstrained and constrained optimization
    • uses a practical treatment of optimization accessible to broad audience, from college students to scientists and industry professionals
    • provides a thorough appendix with background theory so non-experts can understand how applications are solved from point of view of optimization

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Author : Antoniou, Andreas / Lu, Wu-Sheng
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A Probabilistic Theory of Pattern Recognition

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Description : Pattern recognition presents one of the most significant challenges for scientists and engineers, and many different approaches have been proposed. The aim of this book is to provide a self-contained account of probabilistic analysis of these approaches. The book includes a discussion of distance measures, nonparametric methods based on kernels or nearest neighbors, Vapnik-Chervonenkis theory, epsilon entropy, parametric classification, error estimation, free classifiers, and neural networks. Wherever possible, distribution-free properties and inequalities are derived. A substantial portion of the results or the analysis is new. Over 430 problems and exercises complement the material.
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Author : Devroye, Luc / Gyorfi, Laszio / Gyarfi, Laszlo
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System Safety for the 21st Century: The Updated and Revised Edition of System Safety 2000

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Description : Summarizes the current state of "front-end" risk-control techniques Many approaches to risk control are possible. However, only through careful reading, evaluation, and study can one make the best choice of a practical philosophy for a system safety program. The goal is to apply the best scientific and engineering principles in the best way, resulting in the soundest and safest possible system. System Safety for the 21st Century provides in-depth coverage of this specialized discipline within the safety profession. Written for both technical and nontechnical reference, this clearly organized text serves as a resource for both students and practitioners. It gives basic and essential information about the identification, evaluation, analysis, and control of hazards in components, systems, subsystems, processes, and facilities. Integrating the changes to the field that have occurred since publication of the first edition, this revised and expanded resource offers: * Logical progression from basics to techniques to applications * New focus on process safety not found in other texts * A new and unique section on professionalism for system safety and other safety practitioners * Presentation of both system safety scope and essentials * Consistent chapter format for easy learning includes an introduction and summary for each chapter * Review questions reinforcing important points * A combination of basis requirements with practical experience * Information on selected techniques to assess hazards and provide management oversight * An updated section on protecting against external events in the light of the global terrorist threat * Critiques of existing systems, including those of the Department of Defense and the * Department of Energy Relevant to industry, academia, and government, System Safety for the 21st Century is an essential resource for anyone studying or implementing proactive hazard identification and risk control techniques and procedures.
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Author : Stephans, Richard A.
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Control Methods for Electrical Machines

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Description : The type of control system used for electrical machines depends on the use (nature of the load, operating states, etc.) to which the machine will be put. The precise type of use determines the control laws which apply. Mechanics are also very important because they affect performance. Another factor of essential importance in industrial applications is operating safety. Finally, the problem of how to control a number of different machines, whose interactions and outputs must be coordinated, is addressed and solutions are presented. These and other issues are addressed here by a range of expert contributors, each of whom are specialists in their particular field. This book is primarily aimed at those involved in complex systems design, but engineers in a range of related fields such as electrical engineering, instrumentation and control, and industrial engineering, will also find this a useful source of information.
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Author : Methodes de Commande Des Machines Electriques English / Husson, Rene
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Understanding Robust and Exploratory Data Analysis

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Description : The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have become recognized classics in their respective fields. With these new unabridged and inexpensiveeditions, Wiley hopes to extend the life of these important works by making themavailable to future generations of mathematicians and scientists. Currently available in the Series: T.W. Anderson The Statistical Analysis of Time Series T.S. Arthanari & Yadolah Dodge Mathematical Programming in Statistics Emil Artin Geometric Algebra Norman T. J. Bailey The Elements of Stochastic Processes with Applications to the Natural Sciences Robert G. Bartle The Elements of Integration and Lebesgue Measure George E. P. Box & Norman R. Draper Evolutionary Operation: A Statistical Method for Process Improvement George E. P. Box & George C. Tiao Bayesian Inference in Statistical Analysis R. W. Carter Finite Groups of Lie Type: Conjugacy Classes and Complex Characters R. W. Carter Simple Groups of Lie Type William G. Cochran & Gertrude M. Cox Experimental Designs, Second Edition Richard Courant Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume I Richard Courant Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume II Richard Courant & D. Hilbert Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume I Richard Courant & D. Hilbert Methods of Mathematical Physics, Volume II D. R. Cox Planning of Experiments Harold S. M. Coxeter Introduction to Geometry, Second Edition Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Associative Algebras Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Methods of Representation Theory with Applications to Finite Groups and Orders, Volume I Charles W. Curtis & Irving Reiner Methods of Representation Theory with Applications to Finite Groups and Orders, Volume II Cuthbert Daniel Fitting Equations to Data: Computer Analysis of Multifactor Data, Second Edition Bruno de Finetti Theory of Probability, Volume I Bruno de Finetti Theory of Probability, Volume 2 W. Edwards Deming Sample Design in Business Research Amos de Shalit & Herman Feshbach Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Volume 1— Nuclear Structure Harold F. Dodge & Harry G. Romig Sampling Inspection Tables: Single and Double Sampling J. L. Doob Stochastic Processes Nelson Dunford & Jacob T. Schwartz Linear Operators, Part One, General Theory Nelson Dunford & Jacob T. Schwartz Linear Operators, Part Two, Spectral Theory—Self Adjoint Operators in Hilbert Space Nelson Dunford & Jacob T. Schwartz Linear Operators, Part Three, Spectral Operators Regina C. Elandt-Johnson & Norman L. Johnson Survival Models and Data Analysis Herman Feshbach Theoretical Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Reactions Joseph L. Fleiss Design and Analysis of Clinical Experiments Bernard Friedman Lectures on Applica
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Author : Hoaglin, David C. / Tukey, John / Mosteller, Frederick
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Terpyridine-Based Materials: For Catalytic, Optoelectronic and Life Science Applications

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Description : In recent years, the utilization of terpyridines both in macromolecular structure assembly and device chemistry has exploded, enabling, for chemical and physical properties as well as novel functional materials for optoelectronic applications such as light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Further applications include the usage of terpyridines and their metal complexes as catalysts for asymmetric organic reactions and, in a biological context, as anti-tumor agents or biolabels. This book covers terpyridine-based materials topics ranging from syntheses, chemistry, and multinuclear metal complexes, right up to functionalized polymers, 3D-architectures, and surfaces. Aimed at materials scientists, (in)organic chemists, polymer chemists, complex chemists, physical chemists, biochemists, and libraries.
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Author : Schubert, Ulrich S. / Winter, Andreas / Newkome, George R.
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Hitler's Slaves: Life Stories of Forced Labourers in Nazi-Occupied Europe

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Description : During World War II at least 13.5 million people were employed as forced labourers in Germany and across the territories occupied by the German Reich. Most came from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldavia, the Baltic countries, France, Poland and Italy. Among them were 8.4 million civilians working for private companies and public agencies in industry, administration and agriculture. In addition, there were 4.6 million prisoners of war and 1.7 million concentration camp prisoners who were either subjected to forced labour in concentration or similar camps or were 'rented out' or sold by the SS. While there are numerous publications on forced labour in National Socialist Germany during World War II, this publication combines a historical account of events with the biographies and memories of former forced labourers from twenty-seven countries, offering a comparative international perspective. Alexander von Plato is a historian and the former Director of the Institute for History and Biography at the University of Hagen (Germany). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, the Director of the International Life Story Project on Forced Labourers during WW II, and the Secretary of the International Oral History Association. His many publications include books and films on mentality history, focusing particularly on National Socialism, World War II, and German reunification. Almut Leh is a historian and Research Fellow at the Institute for History and Biography at the University of Hagen (Germany) and co-editor of BIOS -Zeitschrift f r Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsanalysen. She also is a council member of the International Oral History Association and has published on German history since 1945 and the methodology of oral history. Christoph Thonfeld is a historian and language teacher and is currently Assistant Professor of German language and culture at Cheng Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan. He is also researching forced labourers' memories of WW II in an internationally comparative perspective. He is co-editor of the periodical WerkstattGeschichte.
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Author : Hitlers Sklaven English / Von Plato, Alexander / Leh, Almut
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Principles of Plasma Physics for Engineers and Scientists

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Description : This unified introduction provides the tools and techniques needed to analyze plasmas and connects plasma phenomena to other fields of study. Combining mathematical rigor with qualitative explanations, and linking theory to practice with example problems, this is a perfect textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking one-semester introductory plasma physics courses. For the first time, material is presented in the context of unifying principles, illustrated using organizational charts, and structured in a successive progression from single particle motion, to kinetic theory and average values, through to collective phenomena of waves in plasma. This provides students with a stronger understanding of the topics covered, their interconnections, and when different types of plasma models are applicable. Furthermore, mathematical derivations are rigorous, yet concise, so physical understanding is not lost in lengthy mathematical treatments. Worked examples illustrate practical applications of theory and students can test their new knowledge with 90 end-of-chapter problems.
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Author : Inan, Umran S. / Golkowski, Marek
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Global Values Education: Teaching Democracy and Peace

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Description : This, the seventh in the 12-volume series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, presents scholarly research on major discourses in values education globally. It is an accessible, practical yet scholarly resource that explores international concerns in the field of globalisation and comparative education. A vital sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in values education, multiculturalism and moral education, the volume also provides a timely overview of current issues affecting values education, comparative education and education policy research in the global culture. Drawing on recent studies in the areas of globalisation, equity, social justice, and the role of the state, the book critically examines the interplay between values education, globalisation, and dominant ideologies, and reflects on its implications for policy. It goes further to explore conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering values education, globalisation, equity, and multicultural education. Individual chapters critically analyse the dominant discourses and debates pertaining to values education, multiculturalism and relevant comparative education discourses. In addition, the book evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the state, its dominant models of values education, globalisation and social change. The authors employ a number of diverse paradigms in comparative education research, ranging from critical theory to globalization. By focusing on ideology, globalisation and democracy, they attempt to examine critically both the reasons for, and the outcomes of, education reforms in the domain of values education, policy change and transformation. In doing so, they provide a more informed critique of Western-driven models of accountability, quality and school effectiveness.
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Author : Zajda, Joseph / Daun, Holger
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Apicomplexan Parasites: Molecular Approaches Toward Targeted Drug Development

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Description : This handbook deals with the discovery of drugs to fight apicomplexan parasites, a group of endoparasites that includes the causative agents of malaria, toxoplasmosis, and babesiosis, among others. Written by renowned scientific experts from academia and industry, the book focuses on current drug development approaches for all apicomplexan diseases, thus making it attractive to a large audience ranging from research labs in academia to the human and veterinarian pharmaceutical industry. This is the second volume in our exciting book series "Drug" "Discovery in Infectious Diseases," edited by Prof. Paul M. Selzer.
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Author : Becker, Katja / Selzer, Paul M.
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Campylobacter

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Description : The understanding of clinical aspects, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomic diversity, and glycobiology of Campylobacter infection has greatly increased. With the publication of this landmark third edition of Campylobacter, all the new findings, knowledge, and research are brought together in one comprehensive, up-to-date volume. As the number of species within the family has expanded, so has our knowledge of this group of organisms in terms of their physiology, population biology, and diversity. Additionally, new findings on the extent of campylobacter in the food supply, transmission of antibiotic resistant campylobacters from food animals to humans, and control of campylobacter at the food source are included. Organized into six sections with thirty-eight chapters, this volume begins with chapters detailing the campylobacter organism. The next two sections thoroughly describe the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of campylobacter infections, pathogenesis, and immunity. The next section details the emerging field of campylobacter glycobiology, which has provided a structural basis for understanding important polysaccharides and glycolipids from the organism and offers great insight into glycosylation systems, which are present in other prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The volume then covers ground-breaking work on the molecular analyses of C. jejuni and other Campylobacter species. Finally, the volume addresses the growing body of work on improved food safety and intervention. This volume will be a crucial resource for researchers and clinicians.
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Author : Nachamkin, Irving / Szymanski, Christine M. / Blaser, Martin J.
Publisher : ASM Press
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The Exercise of Public Authority by International Institutions: Advancing International Institutional Law

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Description : This book develops a framework for the legal analysis of global governance phenomena. Today, international institutions are responsible for more and more governance activities which cover a wide range of issue areas and which affect individuals and governments alike. So far, there exists no legal, doctrinal approach to such phenomena. The dominant social science approach is unsatisfactory from a normative standpoint: it does not allow to single out those activities on the part of international institutions which compromise individual or collective self-determination. To this end, the book proposes the concept of "international public authority." In a series of thematic studies, it identifies important hard and soft mechanisms that constitute unilateral exercises of power by the institutions of global governance. Cross-cutting analyses single out procedural and substantive principles which could become the corner stones of the further development of international institutional law.
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Author : Bogdandy, Armin Von / Von Bernstorff, Jochen / Dann, Philipp
Publisher : Springer
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Quantum Scattering Theory for Several Particle Systems

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Description : This volume is devoted to the quantum mechanical problem of the scattering of N -particles. This has long been a traditional and difficult problem of mathematical physics and its quantum analogue has many interesting applications in atomic and nuclear physics. It is also an interesting problem from a mathematical point of view. The book has seven chapters. Chapter 1 deals with the basic dynamical concepts, and wave and scattering operators are defined and their general properties are described. Chapter 2 considers the stationary formalism of scattering theory. The method of integral equations is the subject of Chapter 3. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to the study of wave equations in configuration space. Chapter 6 covers some problems in the mathematical foundation of scattering theory, and the final chapter discusses a number of applications of stationary scattering theory. The book concludes with comments on the existing literature and a bibliography. For researchers in mathematics and mathematical physics interested in quantum mechanical scattering theory.
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Author : Faddeev, L. D. / Merkur'ev, S. P.
Publisher : Springer
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Foundations of Intensional Semantics

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Description : This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the past few decades. focuses on the formal characterization of intensions, the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and the formal power of the semantic representation language proposes a theory that offers a promising framework for developing a computational semantic system sufficiently expressive to capture the properties of natural language meaning while remaining computationally tractable written by two leading researchers and of interest to students and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language
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Author : Fox, Chris / Lappin, Shalom
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Convolution Equations and Singular Integral Operators: Selected Papers

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Description : This volume contains English translations of 13 groundbreaking papers on Toeplitz matrices and Wiener-Hopf equations and other classes of discrete and continuous convolution operators and singular integral equations. The papers are both of theoretical and numerical interest. In particular, the papers examine fast algorithms for inversion of these operators, the theory of discrete and continuous resultants, inversion via factorization, and symbol construction. Originally the papers were written in Russian more than thirty years ago; their English translation is published here for the first time. These papers solved difficult problems and opened new venues in the above-mentioned areas. They are still frequently quoted, and moreover, they exert a continuing influence on numerical analysis and other areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Engineering. The book is addressed to a wide audience of mathematicians and engineers, from graduate students to researchers, whose interests lie in the above-mentioned areas.
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Author : Lerer, Leonid / Olshevsky, Vadim / Spitkovsky, Ilya M.
Publisher : Birkhauser Basel
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Special Functions: An Introduction to the Classical Functions of Mathematical Physics

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Description : This book gives an introduction to the classical, well-known special functions which play a role in mathematical physics, especially in boundary value problems. Calculus and complex function theory form the basis of the book and numerous formulas are given. Particular attention is given to asymptomatic and numerical aspects of special functions, with numerous references to recent literature provided.
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Author : Temme, M. M. / Temme, Nico M. / Temme, N. M.
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
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Traditional Islamic Principals of Built Environment

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Description : Written with the non-Muslim reader in mind, this book analyses the principles and values established by Islamic tradition to govern the social and physical environments of Muslims. The author develops an understanding of Islam as a tradition of values rather than rules, clarifying the social dimension of Islamic tradition and dispelling the myth of Islam as simply dictatorial. The picture of Islam that emerges from this work is of a way of life with social ideals. The pursuit of these ideals in early Muslim societies was reflected in the formation of the built environment. Recent Muslim architecture and urban planning have tended to discard these original ideals. It is argued here that a movement back to these ideals can contribute to harmonious social and physical environments. Relying on the "Qur'an" and "Sunna," the basic sources of Islamic law, and using examples of the built environment of early Muslims in North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia, the author explains how following these ideals can create an urban environment that responds to social and environmental variables. Islamic views on the controversial issue of modernization are also examined. This book will be of interest to people in the fields of urban planning, architecture, sociology, anthropology, housing and built environment, as well as Islamic studies.
**** PRICE: USD 138.12
Author : Mortada, Hisham
Publisher : Routledge/Curzon
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Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors

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Description : Nanotechnology provides us with tools to create functional materials, devices, and systems by controlling materials at the atomic and molecular scales by making use of novel properties and phenomena. Considering that most chemical and biological sensors, as well as many physical sensors, depend on interactions occurring within the nanoscale range, the impact that nanotechnology will have on the sensor world is significant. Nanotechnology-enabled sensors find applications in several fields such as health and safety, medicine, process control and diagnostics. Nanostructured materials will be increasingly used for the development of next-generation of chemical, physical and biosensors, attracting interests in the scientific and industrial communications. This book provides the reader with information on how nanotechnology enabled sensors are currently being used and how they will be used in the future in such diverse fields as communications, building and facilities, medicine, safety, and security, including both homeland defense and military operations.
**** PRICE: USD 138.13
Author : Kalantar-Zadeh, Kouroush / Fry, Benjamin
Publisher : Springer
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Laser Dermatology: Pearls and Problems

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Description : The first all-inclusive text on the pitfalls, complications and controversies surrounding the use of lasers in dermatology and aesthetic medicine Each chapter starts off by highlighting the key points and essential concepts, followed by a review of the associated pearls and problems Provides the reader with tips on how to improve the safe and effective use of lasers Images focus on the pearls and problems "Laser Dermatology: Pearls and Problems" is different from other laser dermatology books. Each of the five chapters begins by highlighting key points and essential concepts, then focuses on the pearls and problems for each area - based on the author's vast experience in the field of laser dermatology. Dr. Goldberg addresses: Vascular Lasers Laser Hair Removal Pigmented Lesions, Tattoos, and Disorders of Hypopigmentation Ablative Lasers and Devices Non-Ablative Photorejuvenation and Skin Remodeling Dr. Goldberg goes beyond the standard "before and after" approach to use actual images to demonstrate the pearls and pitfalls discussed in the text.
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Author : Goldberg, David J., MD
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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The "Final Solution" in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941-1944

Product : The "Final Solution" in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941-1944
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Description : "With its ... over thousand] detailed and expansive footnotes drawing on twenty-four different archive collections in eight countries and three continents and an enormous secondary literature, this is one of the best researched regional studies of the Holocaust ever to appear. It is helped by the fact that the authors are also always so cognizant of what was happening elsewhere in Europe at the same time and thus frequently draw out the relationship between seemingly haphazard local decisions and trends across Europe...Indeed, the way in which the book 'makes sense' of complex institutional behavior is at times breathtaking...The precision in the detail and the scope of the contextualization make this one of the more important works to appear on the Holocaust in recent years." English Historical Review "This very readable and well documented study fills an important gap in the Holocaust literature: it offers insight into the microcosm reflecting the entire terrifying and murderous scenario of the SS State." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Ghetto, forced labor camp, concentration camp: All of the elements of the National Socialists' policies of annihilation were to be found in Riga. This first analysis of the Riga ghetto and the nearby camps of Salaspils and Jungfernhof addresses all aspects of German occupation policy during the Second World War. Drawing upon a broad array of sources that includes previously inaccessible Soviet archives, postwar criminal investigations, and trial records of alleged perpetrators, and the records of the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto, the authors have produced an in-depth study of the Riga ghetto that never loses sight of the Latvian capital's place within the overall design of Nazi policy and the all-of-Europe dimension of the Holocaust. Andrej Angrick, a native of Berlin, is a historian, consultant, and researcher affiliated with the Hamburg Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Culture. He has published numerous articles about the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and co-edited Der Dienstkalender Heinrich Himmlers 1941/42 (1999) and Die Gestapo nach 1945: Karrieren, Konflikte, Konstruktionen (with Klaus-Michael Mallmann, 2009), as well as Besatzungspolitik und Massenmord: Die Einsatzgruppe D in der s dlichen Sowjetunion 1941-1943 (2003). Peter Klein, a Berlin-based historian, consultant, and researcher affiliated with the Hamburg Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Culture, has published widely on the Holocaust and German occupation in various parts of central and eastern Europe during the Second World War. Klein was the editor of Die Einsatzgruppen in der besetzten Sowjetunion 1941/1942 (1997) and a co-editor of Der Dienstkalender Heinrich Himmlers 1941/42 (1999). He is the author of "Gettoverwaltung Litzmannstadt" (2009). Ray Brandon is a freelance translator, historian, and researcher based in Berlin. A former editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitu
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Author : Angrick, Andrej / Klein, Peter / Brandon, Ray
Publisher : Berghahn Books
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Linking and Aligning Scores and Scales

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Description : The comparability of measurements made in differing circumstances by different methods and investigators is a fundamental pre-condition for all of science. Successful applications of technology require comparable measurements. While the applications herefocus on educational tests, score linking issues are directly applicable to medicine and many branches of behavioral science. Since the 1980s, the fields of educational and psychological measurement have enhanced and widely applied techniques for producing linked scores that are comparable. The interpretation attached to a linkage depends on how the conditions of the linkage differ from the ideal. In this book, experts in statistics and psychometrics describe classes of linkages, the history of score linkings, data collection designs, and methods used to achieve sound score linkages. They describe and critically discuss applications to a variety of domains including equating of achievement exams, linkages between computer-delivered exams and paper-and-pencil exams, concordances between the current version of the SATA(R) and its predecessor, concordances between the ACTA(R) and the SATA(R), vertical linkages of exams that span grade levels, and linkages of scales from high-stakes state assessments to the scales of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
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Author : Dorans, Neil J. / Pommerich, Mary / Holland, Paul W.
Publisher : Springer
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Design of Flexible Production Systems: Methodologies and Tools

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Description : In the last decade, the production of mechanical components to be assembled in final products produced in high volumes (e.g. cars, mopeds, industrial vehicles, etc.) has undergone deep changes due to the overall modifications in the way companies compete. Companies must consider competitive factors such as short lead times, tight product tolerances, frequent market changes and cost reduction. Anyway, companies often have to define production objectives as trade-offs among these critical factors since it can be difficult to improve all of them. Even if system flexibility is often considered a fundamental requirement for firms, it is not always a desirable characteristic of a system because it requires relevant investment cost which can jeopardize the profitability of the firm. Dedicated systems are not able to adapt to changes of the product characteristics while flexible systems offer more flexibility than what is needed, thus increasing investment and operative costs. Production contexts characterized by mid to high demand volume of well identified families of products in continuous evolution do not require the highest level of flexibility; therefore, manufacturing system flexibility must be rationalized and it is necessary to find out the best trade-off between productivity and flexibility by designing manufacturing systems endowed with the right level of flexibility required by the production problem. This new class of production systems can be named Focused Flexibility Manufacturing Systems-FFMSs. The flexibility degree in FFMSs is related to their ability to cope with volume, mix and technological changes, and it must take into account both present and future changes. The required level of system flexibility impacts on the architecture of the system and the explicit design of flexibility often leads to hybrid systems, i.e. automated integrated systems in which parts can be processed by both general purpose and dedicated machines. This is a key issue of FFMSs and results from the matching of flexibility and productivity that respectively characterize FMSs and Dedicated Manufacturing Systems (DMSs). The market share of the EU in the machine tool sector is 44%; the introduction of focused flexibility would be particularly important for machine tool builders whose competitive advantage is based on the ability of customizing their systems on the basis of needs of their customers. In fact, even if current production contexts frequently present situations which would fit well with the FFMS approach, tradition and know-how of machine tool builders play a crucial role. Firms often agree with the focused flexibility vision, nevertheless they decide not to pay the risk and efforts related to the design of this new system architecture. This is due also to the lack of well-structured design approaches which can help machine tool builders to configure innovative systems. Therefore, the FFMS topic is studied through the book chapters following
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Author : Tolio, Tullio
Publisher : Springer
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The Engineering of Sport 7: Proceedings Volume of the Isea 2007

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Description : This proceedings volume of the ISEA 2008 examines sports engineering, an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses and integrates not only sports science and classical engineering but also aims to bridge the gap between the analysis of the equipment and the athlete himself. The areas of interest include the mechanics, biomechanics and dynamics of sport, the physiology, anatomy and the analysis of movement, instrumentation, equipment design, surface interaction, materials and modelling, and many others. These various topics could be part of technology applications practically in every sport. The proceedings will be of particular interest among others to Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Sports Science Departments and will act as a forum where research, industry and the sports sector can exchange state of the art technology, dedicated knowledge and innovative ideas.
**** PRICE: USD 138.36
Author : Estivalet, Margaret / Brisson, Pierre
Publisher : Springer
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New Method of Identifying Family Related Skulls: Forensic Medicine, Anthropology, Epigenetics

Product : New Method of Identifying Family Related Skulls: Forensic Medicine, Anthropology, Epigenetics
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Description : In spite of the current feelings that today only molecular DNA analysis is the exact identification method - and that, if DNA cannot be isolated, it might be better to give up the identification - the author has used for the same purpose older, classical methods from physical anthropology to forensic medicine and especially a recent method of comparison of epigenetic traits, which proved to be very useful for identification of the family related skulls in connection with historical, genealogical and other data. These multidisciplinary methods can serve the same purpose as the reference method and can be applied in similar cases all over the world. The monograph presents the identification of 18 collectively interred skulls, supposedly belonging to the Counts of Celje (15th c.), and to family members, who lived on the territory of present-day Slovenia. Their kinship is established by comparison of X-ray images of paranasal cavities (frontal and maxillary sinuses, and also orbital and nasal cavities), the shape and size of which are autosomal dominant inherited characters. The comparison also extends to numerous other, likewise inherited, epigenetic trait similarities on the skulls. This work will be an invaluable guide for the identification and verification of kinship by skulls collectively interred (in family vaults), where isolation of DNA is no longer possible, even though the skeletal remains may not be old. This work based on the latest epigenetic research, is highly relevant for modern non-genetic identification studies. It is highly recommended to: scientists working on human identification and studying heredity, forensic scientists, physical anthropologists, radiologists, stomatologists, paleopathologists, geneticists, historians and many others.
**** PRICE: USD 138.36
Author : Slavec, Zvonka Zupanic / Hauser, Gertrud / Strouhal, Eugen
Publisher : Springer Wien New York
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Mediation, Remediation, and the Dynamics of Cultural Memory

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Description : The specific concern of this collection is linking the use of media to the larger socio-cultural processes involved in collective memory-making. The focus rests in particular on two aspects of media use: the basic dynamics of a oemediationa and a oeremediationa . The key questions are: What role do media play in the production and circulation of cultural memories? How do mediation, remediation and intermediality shape objects and acts of cultural remembrance? How can new, emergent media redefine or transform what is collectively remembered?
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Author : Erll, Astrid / Rigney, Ann / Basu, Laura
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Manual of Critical Care

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Description : Based on a best-selling reference in critical care medicine, "Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Manual of Critical Care" delivers in a portable, softcover format the information necessary to make sound clinical decisions in the ICU. The Manual begins with crucial guidance to help readers respond quickly and appropriately to emergencies in the ICU, then proceeds to cover the most relevant clinical information in all areas of critical care including critical care monitoring, techniques and procedures, essential physiologic concerns, shock states, pharmacology, surgical critical care, and infectious diseases. What makes the Manual so invaluable? - Reviews of diseases by organ system address the essentials of treating cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders, neurologic and gastrointestinal disorders, renal, endocrine, skin and muscle diseases, and hematologic/ oncologic diseases. - Focus on decision-making emphasizes only the most clinically relevant material. - Reader-friendly style includes generous use of tables and bulleted lists to make key facts easy to locate and remember. - Full-color art format enhances visual learning. - Portable size makes the Manual easy to take on rounds, and perfect for a quick consult. Look at all that's new "- NEW section on pharmacology ""- NEW section on shock states ""-"" NEW updated resuscitative algorithms "
**** PRICE: USD 138.38
Author : Gabrielli, Andrea / Layon, A. Joseph / Yu, Mihae
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Cleanroom Design

Product : Cleanroom Design
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Description : This book has been written by an international body of authors working in a variety of industries including electronics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, who discuss the considerations to be taken into account when designing cleanrooms. Three chapters describe how cleanrooms are designed for the principal manufacturing areas of microelectronics, pharmaceutical manufacturing and biotechnology. Other subjects covered are international design standards, the economics of cleanroom design, high efficiency air filtration, materials used in cleanroom construction, and the provision of clean gases and water. A unique feature of this new edition includes the application of cleanroom design technology to a mini environment such as a bench-top.
**** PRICE: USD 138.37
Author : Whyte, William, Jr. / Whyte
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Learning to Mentor-As-Praxis: Foundations for a Curriculum in Teacher Education

Product : Learning to Mentor-As-Praxis: Foundations for a Curriculum in Teacher Education
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Description : For the past two decades or so, there has been a growing concern for understanding the interaction between ideology, morality, and political agendas and teacher education. An integral component of teacher education, mentoring aligns with the above concerns and has expanded from definition of a one-on-one relationship between an expert and a novice. Now, the role of the mentor refers to both formal and informal mentoring relationships between teachers and pupils, teachers and teachers, supervisors and teachers, and is utilized in both pre-service and in-service levels, ranging from modeling and instructing to information sources, co-thinkers and inquirers, evaluators, supervisors, and learning companions both in the context of pre-service and in-service education. This extended role also address the importance of acknowledging the voices and cultural practices of the various ethnic and minority groups, embracing a mentoring orientation which is culturally responsive and embedded in multicultural realities. The growing recognition that mentoring is a professional role developed within complex interpersonal and social professional webs, challenges mentors to functioning in critical and moral ways, considering their decisions and subsequent actions in terms of dilemmas that carry moral values. As such, mentoring provides an intersection between ideologies, values, belief systems and behaviors. The above concerns have been mainly articulated as theoretical propositions, and not assertions founded on empirical research. And while, research in mentoring has extensively focused on strategic aspects of the practice, yielding important insights as to how subject matter dialogue can assist prospective teachers in scaffolding their learning, it has not emphasized the conceptualization of how this might be shaped by moral, political and social agendas underlying mentoring. Thus, it has been difficult to create informed guidelines upon which to base a curriculum. Learning-to-Mentor as Praxis focuses provides the missing link between these two approaches by identifying mentoring practices at all levels and specifically applying them to curriculum development. Learning-to-Mentor as Praxis is, thus, conceived in this book as the acquisition of competencies within domains of professional competence and performance that transcend technical strategies in the work of mentors. This implies endorsing a curriculum that is attentive to the appreciation and record of underlying codes, rituals, contradictions and interests represented in particular cultures of teaching and mentoring; to modes and modalities of participation; to responding to a variety of discourses and to developing strategies for informed improvisation. Learning-to-Mentor as Praxis is an excellent resource for student teachers, educational researchers, teacher educators, and educators.
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Author : Orland-Barak, Lily
Publisher : Springer
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Multivariate Image Processing

Product : Multivariate Image Processing
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Description : Multivariate imagery is now a very common tool in numerous applications, ranging from satellite remote sensing and astrophysics to biomedical imagery, monitoring of the environment or industrial inspection. Multivariate must be understood in th emost general way: color and multispectral imaging, but also multimodal, multisource or multitemporal imagery. In all the cases, the multivariate image corresponds to a set of standard grey level images. The avalability of the additional diversity, be it spectral temporal and s.o., provides an invaluable source of information, enabling to consider a wide range of new applications. However,in order to address these applications, theoretical developments are required in terms of signal and image processing, or, more generally speaking, information processing. As a matter of fact, most of the standard algorithms designed for grey level images do not generalize easily to multidimensional spaces and some specific derivations are required. This book aims at presenting the most recent advances in signal and image processing for the analysis of multivariate data. It should be helpful for electrical engineers, PhD students and researcher working in the field of signal processing, but also for any engineer dealing with some specific application where multidimensional data are processed.
**** PRICE: USD 138.37
Author : Collet, Christophe / Chanussot, Jocelyn / Chehdi, Kacem
Publisher : Wiley-Iste
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Prebiotics: Development & Application

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Description : The prebiotic concept works on the basis that many potentially health-promoting microorganisms are already present in humans. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate activity in targeted microorganisms, to improve the health of the individual. Prebiotics can be incorporated into many foodstuffs such as beverages, health and sports drinks, infant formulae, cereals, bread, savoury products and so forth, and are receiving much commercial interest. "Prebiotics: Development and Application" is the first book to consolidate research in this emerging area of 'functional food' study. The book takes a broad view approach to prebiotics, from the conceptual stage, definition, production, evaluation of individual food products and their effect on microbial flora, and their potential relation to diseases. The book starts with an introduction to the prebiotic concept and its development, proceeds to consider the synthesis and manufacture of prebiotics and testing for prebiotic effects, and will then consider different forms of prebiotics (e.g. fructans, galactans, lactulose etc). The book will then look at prebiotic intervention for improving human health (acute and chronic disorders) and animal health. The book closes by considering the sectors for prebiotic foods, development and commercialisation issues, and future developments.
**** PRICE: USD 138.39
Author : Gibson, G. R. / Rastall, R. A.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Business Networking: Shaping Collaboration Between Enterprises

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Description : Electronic commerce, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and other forms of Business Networking will fundamentally change the way business will be conducted in the information age. We will see close collaboration between processes of different enterprises, and above all, new enterprises and new processes. Business Networking offers exceptional opportunities for fast innovators and harbors fundamental risks for slowpokes. Business Networking proposes a process-oriented model for Business Networking and the concept of "networkability" to develop realistic strategies for managing enterprise relationships in the Internet economy. It is written to serve academic and professional audiences and formulate key success factors and management guidelines. All ideas were developed in close cooperation of research and practice and are documented in numerous original case examples.
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Author : Osterle, Hubert / Vsterle, Hubert / Fleisch, Elgar
Publisher : Springer
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Modelling, Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques for Fluid Power Systems

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Description : Today, fluid power systems, hydraulic and pneumatic, in alliance with advanced electronics, provide the world with an unprecedented array of applications and systems from heavy-lifting equipment to spray painting, injection moulding, motion control and product assembly. In common with other facets of modern industrial operation, fluid power systems must be examined with a view to obtaining:
  • the highest product quality;
  • optimised efficiency;
  • improved safety;
  • maximum profitability.
Modelling, Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques for Fluid Power Systems covers the background theory of fluid power and indicates the range of concepts necessary for a modern approach to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in a readable an understandable fashion. The theory is constantly leavened by 15-years-worth of practical measurements by the author, working in association with major fluid power companies, and real industrial case studies a " hot-strip-mill monitoring in conjunction with Corus p.l.c. being just one example. The comprehensive reference for its subject, this book gives the first integrated exposition of the fluid power applications of many of the techniques it describes: time-encoded signal processing; artificial neural networks and expert systems among others. Advantages and limitations of the different paths are presented to emphasise that the reader should consider the gamut of methods leading to positive decision-making regarding fault diagnosis. Four parts combine to produce a thorough and all-embracing whole:
  • an introduction to component behaviour;
  • a guide to the modelling methods employed for circuit analysis;
  • methods for doing condition monitoring;
  • common faults and breakdowns.
Modelling, Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques for Fluid Power Systems tells practicing fluid power engineers all they need to know about keeping track of the "health" of their equipment, processes and products. With nearly four hundred references to provide a good overview of the subject and to stimulate further research, this reference will also be invaluable to graduate and senior undergraduate students entering the field.
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Author : Watton, John
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The Neolithic Revolution in the Near East: Transforming the Human Landscape

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Description : One of humanityas most important milestones was the transition from hunting and gathering to food production and permanent village life. This Neolithic Revolution first occurred in the Near East, changing the way humans interacted with their environment and each other, setting the stage, ultimately, for the modern world. Based on more than thirty years of fieldwork, this timely volume examines the Neolithic Revolution in the Levantine Near East and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Alan H. Simmons explores recent research regarding the emergence of Neolithic populations, using both environmental and theoretical contexts, and incorporates specific case studies based on his own excavations. In clear and graceful prose, Simmons traces chronological and regional differences within this land of immense environmental contrastsawoodland, steppe, and desert. He argues that the Neolithic Revolution can be seen in a variety of economic, demographic, and social guises and that it lacked a single common stimulus. Each chapter includes sections on history, terminology, geographic range, specific domesticated species, the composition of early villages and households, and the development of social, symbolic, and religious behavior. Most chapters include at least one case study and conclude with a concise summary. In addition, Simmons presents a unique chapter on the island of Cyprus, where intriguing new research challenges assumptions about the impact and extent of the Neolithic. The Neolithic Revolution in the Near East conveys the diversity of our Neolithic ancestors, providing a better understanding of the period and the new social order that arose because of it. This insightful volume will beespecially useful to Near Eastern scholars and to students of archaeology and the origins of agriculture.
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Author : Simmons, Alan H. / Bar-Yosef, Ofer
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
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Mississippian Political Economy

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Description : This ambitious work offers a coherent and comprehensive look at the material conditions underlying and stimulating political development in southeastern North America during the Mississippian period. After introducing theoretical issues, Muller addresses reproduction, production, distribution, and consumption within their social and material contexts. Examined through the lens of the production, distribution, and consumption of prestige and staple goods, a profoundly domestic, though significantly differentiated, Mississippian political economy emerges. This study's broad synthetic view ensures that neither environment nor ideology are overemphasized. A fine statement of an important theoretical position, the volume features considerable graphic and tabular presentation of data.
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Author : Muller, Jon
Publisher : Springer
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Historical Cognitive Linguistics

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Description : This volume addresses aspects of language change using the semantics-based theory of Cognitive Linguistics, and primarily focuses on the lexicon and metaphor, the semantics of syntax, and language evolution. The eleven papers that make up the collection consider current approaches to questions of the mental organization of meaning and its expression, and point toward future research.
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Author : Winters, Margaret E. / Tissari, Heli / Allan, Kathryn
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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Hardware Implementation of Finite-Field Arithmetic

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Description : Implement Finite-Field Arithmetic in Specific Hardware (FPGA and ASIC) Master cutting-edge electronic circuit synthesis and design with help from this detailed guide. Hardware Implementation of Finite-Field Arithmetic describes algorithms and circuits for executing finite-field operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, squaring, exponentiation, and division. This comprehensive resource begins with an overview of mathematics, covering algebra, number theory, finite fields, and cryptography. The book then presents algorithms which can be executed and verified with actual input data. Logic schemes and VHDL models are described in such a way that the corresponding circuits can be easily simulated and synthesized. The book concludes with a real-world example of a finite-field application--elliptic-curve cryptography. This is an essential guide for hardware engineers involved in the development of embedded systems. Get detailed coverage of: Modulo m reductionModulo m addition, subtraction, multiplication, and exponentiationOperations over GF(p) and GF(pm)Operations over the commutative ring Zp x]/f(x)Operations over the binary field GF(2m) using normal, polynomial, dual, and triangular
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Author : DesChamps, Jean-Pierre / Imana, Jose Luis / Sutter, Gustavo D.
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions

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Description : In today's urbanized and technologized society, physical activity is becoming an increasingly peripheral part of our daily lives. This second edition is updated to reflect new findings and current research directions, and includes full textbook features, such as key points and chapter summaries. A dedicated accompanying website provides lecturers and students with extensive supporting materials, including slide presentations and self-test questions. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive account of our psychological knowledge about physical activity covering:
  • motivation and the psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity
  • the feel-good factor: the psychological outcomes of exercising, including mental health illness and clinical populations
  • interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity
  • current trends and future directions in research and practice.
This textbook is essential for students of sport and exercise science, exercise physiology, health psychology, occupational therapy and physical education. Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.
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Author : Biddle, Stuart J. H. / Mutrie, Nanette
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The Impact of Investment Treaties on Contracts Between Host States and Foreign Investors

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Description : Foreign investments are usually implemented through contracts between host States and foreign investors. These contracts and international investment treaties represent two different legal instruments that protect foreign direct investment. The co-existence of both instruments under international investment law has generated fundamental problems. By scrutinizing and tracing the increasingly divided jurisprudence on central aspects of treaty interpretation and analyzing the conflicting legal concepts applied by arbitral tribunals, this book represents a comprehensive examination of the complex relationship between the two in the field of investment treaty arbitration.
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Author : Voss, Jan Ole
Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic
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The Project Mkultra Compendium

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Description : In the 1950s and 1960s, the CIA undertook a series of research and operational programs aimed at gaining control of human behavior, commonly known as mind control. The most famous and notable of these was MKULTRA, which from 1953 to 1964 spawned 149 subprojects that developed and studied "a number of procedures for influencing and predicting human behavior by chemical and psychological means." The intention for the techniques was to "have both defensive applications ... and offensive applications (e.g. the use of psychochemicals to control or discredit an individual)." The Project MKULTRA Compendium presents the results of investigations into these programs, offering views on the ethics and limits of medical research.
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Author : Foster, Stephen
Publisher : Createspace
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Modeling Data Irregularities and Structural Complexities in Data Envelopment Analysis

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Description : In a relatively short period of time, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has grown into a powerful quantitative, analytical tool for measuring and evaluating performance. It has been successfully applied to a whole variety of problems in many different contexts worldwide. The analysis of an array of these problems has been resistant to other methodological approaches because of the multiple levels of complexity that must be considered. Several examples of multifaceted problems in which DEA analysis has been successfully used are: (1) maintenance activities of US Air Force bases in geographically dispersed locations, (2) policy force efficiencies in the United Kingdom, (3) branch bank performances in Canada, Cyprus, and other countries and (4) the efficiency of universities in performing their education and research functions in the U.S., England, and France. In addition to localized problems, DEA applications have been extended to performance evaluations of 'larger entities' such as cities, regions, and countries. These extensions have a wider scope than traditional analyses because they include "social" and "quality-of-life" dimensions which require the modeling of qualitative and quantitative data in order to analyze the layers of complexity for an evaluation of performance and to provide solution strategies. DEA is computational at its core and this book will be one of several books that we will look to publish on the computational aspects of DEA. This book by Zhu and Cook will deal with the micro aspects of handling and modeling data issues in modeling DEA problems. DEA's use has grown with its capability of dealing with complex "service industry" and the "public service domain" types of problems that require modeling both qualitative and quantitative data. This will be a handbook treatment dealing with specific data problems including the following: (1) imprecise data, (2) inaccurate data, (3) missing data, (4) qualitative data, (5) outliers, (6) undesirable outputs, (7) quality data, (8) statistical analysis, (9) software and other data aspects of modeling complex DEA problems. In addition, the book will demonstrate how to visualize DEA results when the data is more than 3-dimensional, and how to identify efficiency units quickly and accurately.
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Author : Zhu, Joe / Cook, Wade D.
Publisher : Springer
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Les Recherches Philosophiques Du Jeune Heidegger

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Description : Ce travail est parti de la prise au sA(c)rieux de la philosophie "comme connaissance," A la diffA(c)rence de la connaissance scientifique, ou encore de la connaissance logique, par laquelle la philosophie formalise la connaissance scientifique, et se prive d'examiner son propre caractA]re de connaissance. Cette recherche n'a A(c)tA(c) possible qu'A partir des cours de jeunesse de Heidegger (1919-1922), qui peuvent Aatre considA(c)rA(c)s comme les Recherches philosophiques de Heidegger, A la diffA(c)rence des Recherches logiques de Husserl par rapport auxquelles elles se conAoivent. Il s'agit pour Heidegger de montrer qu'on ne peut partir du jugement, qui est prA(c)dication et position, pour analyser la connaissance philosophique, mais de la question, et plus particuliA]rement de la question exemplaire "Gibt es... ?." A partir de la question, une mA(c)thode de la connaissance philosophique est envisageable que Heidegger caractA(c)rise comme "indication formelle." Le but de Heidegger est, au moyen de la question, d'analyser la connaissance philosophique comme pur connaA(R)tre, autrement dit, de rA(c)trocA(c)der du "connaA(R)tre quelque chose au sujet de quelque chose," qui est le propre de la prA(c)dication, au "connaA(R)tre quelque chose": la pensA(c)e n'est plus un acte objectivant, mais un vA(c)cu au sens propre, qui peut s'analyser phA(c)nomA(c)nologiquement. Cette mA(c)thode phA(c)nomA(c)nologique d'apprA(c)hension de la pensA(c)e ne peut Aatre dA(c)crite A fond qu'A la condition d'Aatre confrontA(c)e A toutes les notions des Recherches logiques de Husserl, sur quoi elle se fonde. Que font les philosophes quand ils font de la philosophie? Voient-ils, argumentent-ils, dA(c)couvrent-ils, inventent-ils? Qu'est-ce qu'un argument philosophique, une intuition philosophique, une dA(c)couverte philosophique? Faire de la philosophie, c'est, dans le sillage des Recherches philosophiques de Heidegger, chercher A savoir comment en faire, pour A(c)viter, en croyant en faire, de faire autre chose.
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Author : Quesne, Philippe
Publisher : Springer
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Development of Normal Fetal Movements: The First 25 Weeks of Gestation

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Description : This work aims to provide a detailed reasoned map of fetal behavior by describing its features and evolution from 10 to 25 weeks gestation. Subsequent fetal behavior has already been thoroughly investigated by obstetricians and especially by paediatricians engaged in the care of premature infants. Each behavioral event is described, measured in seconds and presented as it occurs in its natural sequence, thus providing a 'real-time' picture of fetal behavior. Links between events become clear, and events are connected to the changing anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and of the fetal body in general. Transient behaviour with its underlying structures and possible functions is carefully distinguished from anticipatory functions heralding post-natal life. Furthermore, phenomena of physiologic significance during prenatal life, but which can acquire pathological connotations for the premature infant having to meet the different requirements of the post-natal environment, are also outlined. Finally, various prenatal 'myths' are discussed, in order to give scientific information on these issues that are particularly relevant, given the heated pro-life versus pro-choice debate.
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Author : Piontelli, Alessandra
Publisher : Springer
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Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems

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Description : Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems will cover the up-to-date biosensor technologies used for the detection of bacteria. Written by the world's most renowned and learned scientists each in their own area of expertise, Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems is the first title to cover this expanding research field.
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Author : Zourob, Mohammed / Elwary, Souna / Turner, Anthony
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DPSM for Modeling Engineering Problems

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Description : This book is the first book on this technique; it describes the theory of DPSM in detail and covers its applications in ultrasonic, magnetic, electrostatic and electromagnetic problems in engineering. For the convenience of the users, the detailed theory of DPSM and its applications in different engineering fields are published here in one book making it easy to acquire a unified knowledge on DPSM.
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Author : Placko, Dominique / Kundu, Tribikram
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
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Biophysics: A Physiological Approach. Patrick F. Dillon

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Description : Specifically tailored to life science students, this textbook explains quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples drawn from contemporary physiology, genetics and nanobiology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations and examples at the heart of contemporary physiology, along with the organization necessary to understand that knowledge. The wide range of biophysical topics covered include energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics and system dynamics and stability. Enabling students to understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology, equations are presented in the context of their application, rather than derivation. They are each directed toward the understanding of a biological principle, with a particular emphasis on human biology. Supplementary resources, including a range of test questions, are available at www.cambridge.org/9781107001442.
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Author : Dillon, Patrick F.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

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Description : Giving fundamental information on one of the most promising families of smart materials, electroactive polymers (EAP) this exciting new titles focuses on the several biomedical applications made possible by these types of materials and their related actuation technologies. Each chapter provides a description of the specific EAP material and device configuration used, material processing, device assembling and testing, along with a description of the biomedical application. Edited by well-respected academics in the field of electroactive polymers with contributions from renowned international experts, this is an excellent resource for industrial and academic research scientists, engineers, technicians and graduate students working with polymer actuators or in the fields of polymer science.
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Author : Carpi, Federico / Smela, Elisabeth
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Cold Plasma Materials Fabrication: From Fundamentals to Applications

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Description : Cold plasma research and development activities, as well as its applications in materials processing have grown enormously in the past decade. "Cold Plasma in Materials Fabrication" is a comprehensive, up-to-date monograph which presents all aspects of cold, low-pressure plasmas. The eight extensive chapters in this book cover the following topics:
  • The main parameters and classifications of different types of plasma
  • Reactions within cold plasmas and between cold plasmas and solid surfaces
  • State-of-the-art methods for generation and diagnostics of cold plasmas and their application for processing of materials This invaluable reference tool provides a helpful bibliography with suggestions for further reading on each subject. The book will be of importance to manufacturing engineers and scientists, as well as advanced students in engineering, materials, physics, and chemistry programs.
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    Author : Grill / Grill, Alfred
    Publisher : IEEE Computer Society Press
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    National Space Legislation in Europe: Issues of Authorisation of Private Space Activities in the Light of Developments in European

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    Description : The increasing involvement of private enterprise in the conduct of space activities raises key issues with respect to international space law which has left it to national law to implement relevant rules vis- -vis private enterprise. Almost unavoidably, such national implementation regimes differ largely across individual states. This is also true in Europe, where the issue is further compounded by the fundamental but fundamentally different roles of ESA and the European Union. Focusing on Europe, the present book thus represents the first comprehensive effort to discuss national authorisation schemes not country by country but theme by theme, so as to allow for a real comparison of the lack of harmonisation or even coordination, and the possible problems which may result.
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    Author : Von Der Dunk, Frans G.
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    CMOS Cantilever Sensor Systems: Atomic-Force Microscopy and Gas Sensing Applications

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    Description : This book introduces the use of industrial CMOS processes to produce arrays of nanomechanical cantilever transducers with on-chip driving and signal conditioning circuitry. These cantilevers are familiar from Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and allow the sensitive detection of physical quantities such as forces and mass changes. The book is divided into three parts. First fabrication aspects and the mechanisms of cantilever resonators are introduced. Of the possible driving and sensing mechanisms, electrothermal and magnetic excitation, as well as piezoresistive detection and the use of MOS transistors for the deflection detection are introduced. This is followed by two application examples: The use of resonant cantilevers for the mass-sensitive detection of volatile organic compounds, and force sensor arrays for parallel Scanning Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) of large areas.
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    Author : Lange, D. / Brand, O. / Baltes, H.
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    Questions of Modern Cosmology: Galileo's Legacy

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    Description :
    • Are we living in the "golden age" of cosmology?
    • Are we close to understanding the nature of the unknown ingredients of the currently most accepted cosmological model and the physics of the early Universe? Or are we instead approaching a paradigm shift?
    • What is dark matter and does it exist? How is it distributed around galaxies and clusters?
    • Is the scientific community open to alternative ideas that may prompt a new scientific revolution - as the Copernican revolution did in Galileo's time?
    • Do other types of supernovae exist that can be of interest for cosmology?
    • Why have quasars never been effectively used as standard candles?
    • Can you tell us about the scientific adventure of COBE?
    • How does the extraction of the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy depend on the subtraction of the various astrophysical foregrounds?
    These, among many others, are the astrophysical, philosophical and sociological questions surrounding modern cosmology and the scientific community that Mauro D'Onofrio and Carlo Burigana pose to some of the most prominent cosmologists of our time. Triggered by these questions and in the spirit of Galileo's book "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" the roughly 40 interview partners reply in the form of essays, with a critical frankness not normally found in reviews, monographs or textbooks.
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    Author : D'Onofrio, Mauro / Burigana, Carlo
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    Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Understanding Their Role, Usage and Policy Influence

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    Description : This book contains a series of articles that represent a broad range of viewpoints about how the use of social indicators affects child and family policy. The book discusses the use of indicators as an effective tool to change policy. A distinguished, international group of researchers and policymakers provide insights into the past, current and future use of good information to develop and change policy that improves the well-being of children and youth in the United States. This book will be of value to policymakers, journalists, researchers and professionals working in the social sciences, humanities and health professions. It is one of the first efforts to link child well-being indicators to policies and services. It combines methodology issues with conceptual issues and actual experience, and looks on child well-being indicators from an effectiveness perspective.
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    Author : Ben-Arieh, A. / Ben-Arieh, Asher / Goerge, Robert M.
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    Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl

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    Description : Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics in the Early Husserl focuses on the first ten years of Edmund Husserla (TM)s work, from the publication of his Philosophy of Arithmetic (1891) to that of his Logical Investigations (1900/01), and aims to precisely locate his early work in the fields of logic, philosophy of logic and philosophy of mathematics. Unlike most phenomenologists, the author refrains from reading Husserla (TM)s early work as a more or less immature sketch of claims consolidated only in his later phenomenology, and unlike the majority of historians of logic she emphasizes the systematic strength and the originality of Husserla (TM)s logico-mathematical work. The book attempts to reconstruct the discussion between Husserl and those philosophers and mathematicians who contributed to new developments in logic, such as Leibniz, Bolzano, the logical algebraists (especially Boole and SchrAder), Frege, and Hilbert and his school. It presents both a comprehensive critical examination of some of the major works produced by Husserl and his antagonists in the last decade of the 19th century and a formal reconstruction of many texts from Husserla (TM)s NachlaA that have not yet been the object of systematical scrutiny. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers working in the history, and in the philosophy, of logic and mathematics, and more generally, to analytical philosophers and phenomenologists with a background in standard logic.
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    Author : Centrone, Stefania
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    Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting, Volume 1: Practice and Procedure

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    Description : Accountants and financial managers are often the first professionals to realize that a financial problem exists within a corporation but must be familiar with the various alternatives available to clients before they can offer solutions. Completely updated, "Bankruptcy and Insolvency Accounting, Seventh Edition, Volume 1" provides detailed information on SOP 90-7 and FASB statements 141, 142, and 144 and revisions made in CSSR 93-1 by CSSR 03-1. The process of corporate restructuring is thoroughly described for controllers, CEOs, CFOs and CPAs with small businesses as clients.
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    Author : Newton, Grant W.
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    Modelling Land-Use Change: Progress and Applications

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    Description : The use of land changes over time as both natural and man-made environments are influenced by the pressures associated with the processes of development. The demand for land for new residential housing has been a huge challenge for governments striving to protect greenfield sites across Europe in recent years, whilst regeneration has been a common response to the decline of manufacturing in the old industrial heartlands. The variety of forces that drive change in the use of land are extensive and complex, including spatial planning policies designed at local, regional, national and supra-national levels. In order to understand the mechanisms of change and the impact of policies, the formulation, calibration and testing of models is required. Land-use change models help us to understand the complexities and interdependencies of the components that constitute spatial systems and can provide valuable insights into possible land-use configurations in the future. Models of land-use change incorporate a vast amount of knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. Geography contributes to the understanding of land-use change whilst demography and economics help explain underlying trends. Model building relies heavily on mathematics and (geographical) information systems, but also includes many elements from the softer sciences, such as management studies and environmental science. This book offers a cross-sectional overview of current research progress that allows the construction of successful land-use models. The contributions range from methodology and calibration to actual applications in studies of recent policy implementation and evaluation. The contributors originate from academic and applied research institutes around the world and thus offer an interesting mix of theory and practice in different case study contexts. Several years have passed since John Stillwell and Henk Scholten published "Land Use Simulation for Europe" in 2001, and the subject has moved on since then. The current volume, "Modelling Land-use Change," is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the state-of-the-art of land-use modelling, its background and its application. In summary, land-use change simulation modelling is a relatively new and dynamic field of study and this book provides a full overview of the topic, a wide range of applications (both geographically and thematically), a mix of theory and practice, a synthesis of recent research progress, and educational material for students and teachers.
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    Author : Bakema, Aldrik / Scholten, Henk J. / Koomen, Eric
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    Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses

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    Description : This book provides the philosophical, statistical and psychological foundation for the evaluation of informed hypotheses.
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    Author : Hoijtink, Herbert / Klugkist, Irene / Boelen, Paul A.
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    Computational Intelligence: For Engineering and Manufacturing

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    Description : Unlike traditional computing, Computational Intelligence is tolerant of imprecise information, partial truth and uncertainty. This book presents a selected collection of contributions on a focused treatment of important elements of CI, centred on its key element: learning. All the contributors of this volume have direct bearing with this issue. From fundamentals to advanced systems as Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Networks (ANN-MLP), Radial Basis Function Networks (RBF) and its relations with Fuzzy Sets and Support Vector Machines theory; and on to several critical applications in Engineering and Manufacturing. These are among applications where CI have excellent potential. This volume has specially taken Neural Networks, key elements of CI, to the next level. Both novice and expert readers can benefit from this timely addition to CI based literature. Towards that goal, the editors and the authors have made critical contributions and succeeded. They have paved the road for learning paradigms towards the solution of many real-world problems.
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    Author : Andina, D. / Pham, D. T. / Andina, Diego
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    Gentzen Calculi for Modal Propositional Logic

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    Description : This book discusses the main systems of Gentzen calculi for modal logic in three parts. Firstly, we introduce and discuss the main philosophical ideas related to proof theory, and we try to identify criteria for distinguishing good sequent calculi. In the second part, we present in an uniform and detailed way, several attempts made during the 1950's until the present day, to provide modal logic with Gentzen calculi. Finally, we analyse new calculi for modal logics, called tree-hypersequent calculi, which were recently introduced by the author. We show in a precise and clear way the main results that can be proved with and about them.
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    Author : Poggiolesi, Francesca
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