method and meaning in polls and surveys



Nissim Francez Proof-theoretic Semantics Nissim Francez Proof-theoretic Semantics Новинка

Nissim Francez Proof-theoretic Semantics

This book is a monograph on the topic of Proof-Theoretic Semantics, a theory of meaning constituting an alternative to the more traditional Model-Theoretic Semantics. The latter regards meaning as truth-conditions (in arbitrary models), the former regards meaning as canonical derivability conditions in a meaning-conferring natural-deduction proof-system. In the first part of the book, the Proof-Theoretic Semantics for logic is presented. It surveys the way a natural-deduction system can serve as meaning-conferring, and in particular analyses various criteria such a system has to meet in order to qualify as meaning-conferring. A central criterion is harmony, a balance between introduction-rules and elimination-rules. The theory is applied to various logics, e.g., relevance logic, and various proof systems such as multi-conclusion natural-deduction and bilateralism. The presentation is inspired by recent work by the author, and also surveys recent developments. In part two, the theory is applied to fragments of natural language, both extensional and intensional, a development based on the author's recent work. For example, conservativity of determiners, once set up in a proof-theoretic framework, becomes a provable property of all (regular) determiners. It is shown that meaning need not carry the heavy ontological load characteristic of Model-Theoretic Semantics of complex natural language constructs. Nissim Francez is an emeritus professor of computer science at the Techni...
Mohammad Shafiei Meaning and Intentionality. A Dialogical Approach Mohammad Shafiei Meaning and Intentionality. A Dialogical Approach Новинка

Mohammad Shafiei Meaning and Intentionality. A Dialogical Approach

The objective of the present work is to develop a theory of meaning based on the method of transcendental phenomenology. The key idea of the project is to explain the constitution of the meaning by means of the analyses of the intentionality. We have investigated different intentional acts which are functioning in the expression and in constructing the meanings. In this regard we have studied, first, the act of the primordial expression, in which a content of an intuition is raised to the realm of the ideal, and then the acts of the categorial synthesis, in which further meanings are constituted in the absence of their proper intuition. We have investigated the effects of the phenomenological theory of meaning to the conception of pure logic. Dialogical semantics is shown to be an adequate framework, from the phenomenological point of view, to interpret logical reasoning and to explain the meaning of the logical constants as well. We have also discussed the meanings of some logical connectives, and their formalizations, using our phenomenologico-dialogical method. In particular, the meaning explanations of negation(s), strict implication and necessity are given in a way which is not model theoretic nor proof theoretic, but based on the transcendental intentionality as manifested in the course of the dialogue.
Leah Christian Melani Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys. The Tailored Design Method Leah Christian Melani Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys. The Tailored Design Method Новинка

Leah Christian Melani Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys. The Tailored Design Method

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The classic survey design reference, updated for the digital age For over two decades, Dillman's classic text on survey design has aided both students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting mail, telephone, and, more recently, Internet surveys. The new edition is thoroughly updated and revised, and covers all aspects of survey research. It features expanded coverage of mobile phones, tablets, and the use of do-it-yourself surveys, and Dillman's unique Tailored Design Method is also thoroughly explained. This invaluable resource is crucial for any researcher seeking to increase response rates and obtain high-quality feedback from survey questions. Consistent with current emphasis on the visual and aural, the new edition is complemented by copious examples within the text and accompanying website. This heavily revised Fourth Edition includes: Strategies and tactics for determining the needs of a given survey, how to design it, and how to effectively administer it How and when to use mail, telephone, and Internet surveys to maximum advantage Proven techniques to increase response rates Guidance on how to obtain high-quality feedback from mail, electronic, and other self-administered surveys Direction on how to construct effective questionnaires, including considerations of layout The effects of sponsorship on the response rates of surveys Use of capabilities provided by newly mass-used media: interactivity, presentation of aural and visual stimuli. The Fourth Edition reintroduces the telephone—including coordinating land and mobile. Grounded in the best research, the book offers practical how-to guidelines and detailed examples for practitioners and students alike.
Bethlehem Jelke Handbook of Web Surveys Bethlehem Jelke Handbook of Web Surveys Новинка

Bethlehem Jelke Handbook of Web Surveys

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BEST PRACTICES TO CREATE AND IMPLEMENTHIGHLY EFFECTIVE WEB SURVEYS Exclusively combining design and sampling issues, Handbook of Web Surveys presents a theoretical yet practical approach to creating and conducting web surveys. From the history of web surveys to various modes of data collection to tips for detecting error, this book thoroughly introduces readers to the this cutting-edge technique and offers tips for creating successful web surveys. The authors provide a history of web surveys and go on to explore the advantages and disadvantages of this mode of data collection. Common challenges involving under-coverage, self-selection, and measurement errors are discussed as well as topics including: Sampling designs and estimation procedures Comparing web surveys to face-to-face, telephone, and mail surveys Errors in web surveys Mixed-mode surveys Weighting techniques including post-stratification, generalized regression estimation, and raking ratio estimation Use of propensity scores to correct bias Web panels Real-world examples illustrate the discussed concepts, methods, and techniques, with related data freely available on the book's Website. Handbook of Web Surveys is an essential reference for researchers in the fields of government, business, economics, and the social sciences who utilize technology to gather, analyze, and draw results from data. It is also a suitable supplement for survey methods courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
John Ogundare Olusegun Precision Surveying. The Principles and Geomatics Practice John Ogundare Olusegun Precision Surveying. The Principles and Geomatics Practice Новинка

John Ogundare Olusegun Precision Surveying. The Principles and Geomatics Practice

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A comprehensive overview of high precision surveying, including recent developments in geomatics and their applications This book covers advanced precision surveying techniques, their proper use in engineering and geoscience projects, and their importance in the detailed analysis and evaluation of surveying projects. The early chapters review the fundamentals of precision surveying: the types of surveys; survey observations; standards and specifications; and accuracy assessments for angle, distance and position difference measurement systems. The book also covers network design and 3-D coordinating systems before discussing specialized topics such as structural and ground deformation monitoring techniques and analysis, mining surveys, tunneling surveys, and alignment surveys. Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice: Covers structural and ground deformation monitoring analysis, advanced techniques in mining and tunneling surveys, and high precision alignment of engineering structures Discusses the standards and specifications available for geomatics projects, including their representations, interpretations, relationships with quality assurance/quality control measures, and their use in geomatics projects Describes network design and simulation, including error analysis and budgeting Explains the main properties of high-precision surveys with regard to basic survey procedures and different traditional measurement techniques Analyzes survey observables such as angle, distance, elevation difference and coordinate difference measurements, and the relevant equipment, including the testing and utilization of the equipment Provides several case studies and real world examples Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice is written for upper undergraduate students and graduate students in the fields of surveying and geomatics. This textbook is also a resource for geomatics researchers, geomatics software developers, and practicing surveyors and engineers interested in precision surveys.
Annette M. Lane RN PhD, Marlette B. Reed BEd MA Making Meaning in Older Age. Bringing Together the Pieces of Your Life Annette M. Lane RN PhD, Marlette B. Reed BEd MA Making Meaning in Older Age. Bringing Together the Pieces of Your Life Новинка

Annette M. Lane RN PhD, Marlette B. Reed BEd MA Making Meaning in Older Age. Bringing Together the Pieces of Your Life

Making meaning in life can be challenging at any age. However, making and sustaining meaning in advancing age can be especially difficult due to physiological changes, declining health, and multiple losses. From years of personal and professional experience, and with much warmth, the authors address the multifaceted nature of meaning and offer practical ways in which older adults can find and sustain meaning despite the transitions experienced with advancing age. They also offer ways in which family members can help their aging loved ones in their journey of meaning-making. Bringing together the pieces of one’s life through meaning-making is vital for older adults and offers a precious gift for their loved ones!
Ger Snijkers Designing and Conducting Business Surveys Ger Snijkers Designing and Conducting Business Surveys Новинка

Ger Snijkers Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

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Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides a coherent overview of the business survey process, from start to finish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businesses operate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focuses specifically on business surveys, and sound project management principles. The book brings together what is currently known about planning, designing, and conducting business surveys, with producing and disseminating statistics or other research results from the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety of disciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences, sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of the book formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly material previously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conference papers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader make educated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs, and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality. Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs, the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administered paper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses and facilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata and project management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, and imputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/or conducting business or organizational surveys at statistical institutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producing statistics or other research results from business surveys at universities, research organizations, etc.; or using data produced from business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for new areas of research in business surveys.
Bruno Huber, Louise Huber The Planets and Their Psychological Meaning Bruno Huber, Louise Huber The Planets and Their Psychological Meaning Новинка

Bruno Huber, Louise Huber The Planets and Their Psychological Meaning

The Planets and their Psychological Meaning Bruno and Louise Huber show how the positions of the planets are fundamental to interpretation of the horoscope. They represent basic archetypal qualities that are present in everyone, and give clues to our psychological abilities and characteristics, and to our growth and spiritual development.This book completes the set of eight volumes available in the English language describing the Hubers' original and practical approach to astrological psychology. The Huber Method was researched and developed at the Astrological Psychology Institute (API) in Adliswil near Zurich over many years of consultation and teaching work. A valuable reference work on astrological psychology - every serious student should have one!
Chongmin Song The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method. Introduction to Theory and Implementation Chongmin Song The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method. Introduction to Theory and Implementation Новинка

Chongmin Song The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method. Introduction to Theory and Implementation

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An informative look at the theory, computer implementation, and application of the scaled boundary finite element method This reliable resource, complete with MATLAB, is an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamental principles of the scaled boundary finite element method. It establishes the theory of the scaled boundary finite element method systematically as a general numerical procedure, providing the reader with a sound knowledge to expand the applications of this method to a broader scope. The book also presents the applications of the scaled boundary finite element to illustrate its salient features and potentials. The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation covers the static and dynamic stress analysis of solids in two and three dimensions. The relevant concepts, theory and modelling issues of the scaled boundary finite element method are discussed and the unique features of the method are highlighted. The applications in computational fracture mechanics are detailed with numerical examples. A unified mesh generation procedure based on quadtree/octree algorithm is described. It also presents examples of fully automatic stress analysis of geometric models in NURBS, STL and digital images. Written in lucid and easy to understand language by the co-inventor of the scaled boundary element method Provides MATLAB as an integral part of the book with the code cross-referenced in the text and the use of the code illustrated by examples Presents new developments in the scaled boundary finite element method with illustrative examples so that readers can appreciate the significant features and potentials of this novel method—especially in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality, and digital image-based analysis The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation is an ideal book for researchers, software developers, numerical analysts, and postgraduate students in many fields of engineering and science.
Guoping Wang Transfer Matrix Method for Multibody Systems. Theory and Applications Guoping Wang Transfer Matrix Method for Multibody Systems. Theory and Applications Новинка

Guoping Wang Transfer Matrix Method for Multibody Systems. Theory and Applications

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TRANSFER MATRIX METHOD FOR MULTIBODY SYSTEMS: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS Xiaoting Rui, Guoping Wang and Jianshu Zhang – Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China Featuring a new method of multibody system dynamics, this book introduces the transfer matrix method systematically for the first time. First developed by the lead author and his research team, this method has found numerous engineering and technological applications. Readers are first introduced to fundamental concepts like the body dynamics equation, augmented operator and augmented eigenvector before going in depth into precision analysis and computations of eigenvalue problems as well as dynamic responses. The book also covers a combination of mixed methods and practical applications in multiple rocket launch systems, self-propelled artillery as well as launch dynamics of on-ship weaponry. • Comprehensively introduces a new method of analyzing multibody dynamics for engineers • Provides a logical development of the transfer matrix method as applied to the dynamics of multibody systems that consist of interconnected bodies • Features varied applications in weaponry, aeronautics, astronautics, vehicles and robotics Written by an internationally renowned author and research team with many years' experience in multibody systems Transfer Matrix Method of Multibody System and Its Applications is an advanced level text for researchers and engineers in mechanical system dynamics. It is a comprehensive reference for advanced students and researchers in the related fields of aerospace, vehicle, robotics and weaponry engineering.
Frauke Kreuter Improving Surveys with Paradata. Analytic Uses of Process Information Frauke Kreuter Improving Surveys with Paradata. Analytic Uses of Process Information Новинка

Frauke Kreuter Improving Surveys with Paradata. Analytic Uses of Process Information

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Explore the practices and cutting-edge research on the new and exciting topic of paradata Paradata are measurements related to the process of collecting survey data. Improving Surveys with Paradata: Analytic Uses of Process Information is the most accessible and comprehensive contribution to this up-and-coming area in survey methodology. Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, Improving Surveys with Paradata: Analytic Uses of Process Information introduces and reviews issues involved in the collection and analysis of paradata. The book presents readers with an overview of the indispensable techniques and new, innovative research on improving survey quality and total survey error. Along with several case studies, topics include: Using paradata to monitor fieldwork activity in face-to-face, telephone, and web surveys Guiding intervention decisions during data collection Analysis of measurement, nonresponse, and coverage error via paradata Providing a practical, encompassing guide to the subject of paradata, the book is aimed at both producers and users of survey data. Improving Surveys with Paradata: Analytic Uses of Process The book also serves as an excellent resource for courses on data collection, survey methodology, and nonresponse and measurement error.
William Mildmay The method and rule of proceeding upon all elections, polls and scrutinies . William Mildmay The method and rule of proceeding upon all elections, polls and scrutinies . Новинка

William Mildmay The method and rule of proceeding upon all elections, polls and scrutinies .

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
Alex Freiger When life loses its meaning Alex Freiger When life loses its meaning Новинка

Alex Freiger When life loses its meaning

Many people in the social environment forget what life is. Chasing imposed purposes and forgetting what is really important in this World. Over time, these people look around and realize that all they were doing was a waste of time, energy and effort. Because of this, lose meaning in life, thinking that lived their and something to start again does not make sense. In this story, I’ll tell you what meaning lies in such simple things as: love, friendship and service to others.
Kostas Nikolopoulos I. Forecasting With The Theta Method. Theory and Applications Kostas Nikolopoulos I. Forecasting With The Theta Method. Theory and Applications Новинка

Kostas Nikolopoulos I. Forecasting With The Theta Method. Theory and Applications

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The first book to be published on the Theta method, outlining under what conditions the method outperforms other forecasting methods This book is the first to detail the Theta method of forecasting – one of the most difficult-to-beat forecasting benchmarks, which topped the biggest forecasting competition in the world in 2000: the M3 competition. Written by two of the leading experts in the forecasting field, it illuminates the exact replication of the method and under what conditions the method outperforms other forecasting methods. Recent developments such as multivariate models are also included, as are a series of practical applications in finance, economics, and healthcare. The book also offers practical tools in MS Excel and guidance, as well as provisional access, for the use of R source code and respective packages. Forecasting with the Theta Method: Theory and Applications includes three main parts. The first part, titled Theory, Methods, Models & Applications details the new theory about the method. The second part, Applications & Performance in Forecasting Competitions, describes empirical results and simulations on the method. The last part roadmaps future research and also include contributions from another leading scholar of the method – Dr. Fotios Petropoulos. First ever book to be published on the Theta Method Explores new theory and exact conditions under which methods would outperform most forecasting benchmarks Clearly written with practical applications Employs R – open source code with all included implementations Forecasting with the Theta Method: Theory and Applications is a valuable tool for both academics and practitioners involved in forecasting and respective software development.
Kate and the Crocodile. Read With Me 5 Kate and the Crocodile. Read With Me 5 Новинка

Kate and the Crocodile. Read With Me 5

Kate and the Crocodile. Read With Me 5. Using a controlled vocabulary in a series of graded steps, reading schemes offer a structured approach to teach a beginner reader. The Ladybird Read with me reading scheme adopts the look-say method, introducing learners to the 300 most frequently used words in the English language (Key Words). Pronunciation and meaning are learned through gradual introduction and careful repetition. Key Words are always carried over to the next book in the series.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Survey Manual U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Survey Manual Новинка

U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Survey Manual

The Soil Survey Manual provides in a single volume the major principles and practices needed for making and using soil surveys and for assembling and using data related to them. The Manual is intended primarily for use by soil scientists engaged in the classification and mapping of soils and in the interpretation of soil surveys. Although the Manual is oriented to the needs of those actively engaged in preparing soil surveys for publication, workers and students who have limited soils experience or are less familiar with the soil survey process also will be able to use the information.
Thomas Lumley Complex Surveys. A Guide to Analysis Using R Thomas Lumley Complex Surveys. A Guide to Analysis Using R Новинка

Thomas Lumley Complex Surveys. A Guide to Analysis Using R

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A complete guide to carrying out complex survey analysis using R As survey analysis continues to serve as a core component of sociological research, researchers are increasingly relying upon data gathered from complex surveys to carry out traditional analyses. Complex Surveys is a practical guide to the analysis of this kind of data using R, the freely available and downloadable statistical programming language. As creator of the specific survey package for R, the author provides the ultimate presentation of how to successfully use the software for analyzing data from complex surveys while also utilizing the most current data from health and social sciences studies to demonstrate the application of survey research methods in these fields. The book begins with coverage of basic tools and topics within survey analysis such as simple and stratified sampling, cluster sampling, linear regression, and categorical data regression. Subsequent chapters delve into more technical aspects of complex survey analysis, including post-stratification, two-phase sampling, missing data, and causal inference. Throughout the book, an emphasis is placed on graphics, regression modeling, and two-phase designs. In addition, the author supplies a unique discussion of epidemiological two-phase designs as well as probability-weighting for causal inference. All of the book's examples and figures are generated using R, and a related Web site provides the R code that allows readers to reproduce the presented content. Each chapter concludes with exercises that vary in level of complexity, and detailed appendices outline additional mathematical and computational descriptions to assist readers with comparing results from various software systems. Complex Surveys is an excellent book for courses on sampling and complex surveys at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a practical reference guide for applied statisticians and practitioners in the social and health sciences who use statistics in their everyday work.
Marcin Kaminski The Stochastic Perturbation Method for Computational Mechanics Marcin Kaminski The Stochastic Perturbation Method for Computational Mechanics Новинка

Marcin Kaminski The Stochastic Perturbation Method for Computational Mechanics

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Probabilistic analysis is increasing in popularity and importance within engineering and the applied sciences. However, the stochastic perturbation technique is a fairly recent development and therefore remains as yet unknown to many students, researchers and engineers. Fields in which the methodology can be applied are widespread, including various branches of engineering, heat transfer and statistical mechanics, reliability assessment and also financial investments or economical prognosis in analytical and computational contexts. Stochastic Perturbation Method in Applied Sciences and Engineering is devoted to the theoretical aspects and computational implementation of the generalized stochastic perturbation technique. It is based on any order Taylor expansions of random variables and enables for determination of up to fourth order probabilistic moments and characteristics of the physical system response. Key features: Provides a grounding in the basic elements of statistics and probability and reliability engineering Describes the Stochastic Finite, Boundary Element and Finite Difference Methods, formulated according to the perturbation method Demonstrates dual computational implementation of the perturbation method with the use of Direct Differentiation Method and the Response Function Method Accompanied by a website (www.wiley.com/go/kaminski) with supporting stochastic numerical software Covers the computational implementation of the homogenization method for periodic composites with random and stochastic material properties Features case studies, numerical examples and practical applications Stochastic Perturbation Method in Applied Sciences and Engineering is a comprehensive reference for researchers and engineers, and is an ideal introduction to the subject for postgraduate and graduate students.
Dirk Kroese P. Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method Dirk Kroese P. Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method Новинка

Dirk Kroese P. Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method

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This accessible new edition explores the major topics in Monte Carlo simulation that have arisen over the past 30 years and presents a sound foundation for problem solving Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition reflects the latest developments in the field and presents a fully updated and comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art theory, methods and applications that have emerged in Monte Carlo simulation since the publication of the classic First Edition over more than a quarter of a century ago. While maintaining its accessible and intuitive approach, this revised edition features a wealth of up-to-date information that facilitates a deeper understanding of problem solving across a wide array of subject areas, such as engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences. The book begins with a modernized introduction that addresses the basic concepts of probability, Markov processes, and convex optimization. Subsequent chapters discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred in the field of the Monte Carlo method, with coverage of many modern topics including: Markov Chain Monte Carlo, variance reduction techniques such as importance (re-)sampling, and the transform likelihood ratio method, the score function method for sensitivity analysis, the stochastic approximation method and the stochastic counter-part method for Monte Carlo optimization, the cross-entropy method for rare events estimation and combinatorial optimization, and application of Monte Carlo techniques for counting problems. An extensive range of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter, as well as a generous sampling of applied examples. The Third Edition features a new chapter on the highly versatile splitting method, with applications to rare-event estimation, counting, sampling, and optimization. A second new chapter introduces the stochastic enumeration method, which is a new fast sequential Monte Carlo method for tree search. In addition, the Third Edition features new material on: • Random number generation, including multiple-recursive generators and the Mersenne Twister • Simulation of Gaussian processes, Brownian motion, and diffusion processes • Multilevel Monte Carlo method • New enhancements of the cross-entropy (CE) method, including the “improved” CE method, which uses sampling from the zero-variance distribution to find the optimal importance sampling parameters • Over 100 algorithms in modern pseudo code with flow control • Over 25 new exercises Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition is an excellent text for upper-undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in stochastic simulation and Monte Carlo techniques. The book also serves as a valuable reference for professionals who would like to achieve a more formal understanding of the Monte Carlo method. Reuven Y. Rubinstein, DSc, was Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He served as a consultant at numerous large-scale organizations, such as IBM, Motorola, and NEC. The author of over 100 articles and six books, Dr. Rubinstein was also the inventor of the popular score-function method in simulation analysis and generic cross-entropy methods for combinatorial optimization and counting. Dirk P. Kroese, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Physics of The University of Queensland, Australia. He has published over 100 articles and four books in a wide range of areas in applied probability and statistics, including Monte Carlo methods, cross-entropy, randomized algorithms, tele-traffic c theory, reliability, computational statistics, applied probability, and stochastic modeling.
Bruce Silver BPMN Quick and Easy Using Method and Style. Process Mapping Guidelines and Examples Using the Business Process Modeling Standard Bruce Silver BPMN Quick and Easy Using Method and Style. Process Mapping Guidelines and Examples Using the Business Process Modeling Standard Новинка

Bruce Silver BPMN Quick and Easy Using Method and Style. Process Mapping Guidelines and Examples Using the Business Process Modeling Standard

BPMN 2.0 is the industry standard diagramming language for business process models. The meaning of the shapes and symbols is defined by a specification, independent of the tool employed. But creating models that communicate the process logic clearly and completely demands more than a dictionary of shapes and symbols. It also requires a methodology for properly structuring the process information and additional best practices specified as "style rules" that can be validated in a tool: Method and Style.Based on training over 4000 students, this book zeroes in on the elements process modelers need to know in order to create Good BPMN: usage of the important shapes and symbols; the Method, a systematic procedure for translating process details gathered in stakeholder workshops into properly structured models that communicate the process logic clearly and completely; and style rules, additional conventions that make the process logic evident from the printed diagrams alone. Chapter 1, What Is BPMN?, discusses key differences between BPMN and traditional flowcharts, and explains the limitations of BPMN. It explains the real meaning of BPMN’s most fundamental concepts – activity and process – and the issues that arise when BPM Architecture and other segments of the BPM domain use those terms much more loosely. Chapter 2, BPMN by Example, builds up an order process bit by bit using elements of the Level 1 working set, illustrating basic usage of tasks and subprocesses, start ...
J. Mahan Robert The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics J. Mahan Robert The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics Новинка

J. Mahan Robert The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics

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A groundbreaking guide dedicated exclusively to the MCRT method in radiation heat transfer and applied optics The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics offers the most modern and up-to-date approach to radiation heat transfer modelling and performance evaluation of optical instruments. The Monte Carlo ray-trace (MCRT) method is based on the statistically predictable behavior of entities, called rays, which describe the paths followed by energy bundles as they are emitted, reflected, scattered, refracted, diffracted and ultimately absorbed. The author – a noted expert on the subject – covers a wide variety of topics including the mathematics and statistics of ray tracing, the physics of thermal radiation, basic principles of geometrical and physical optics, radiant heat exchange among surfaces and within participating media, and the statistical evaluation of uncertainty of results obtained using the method. The book is a guide to help formulate and solve models that accurately describe the distribution of radiant energy in thermal and optical systems of practical engineering interest. This important guide: Combines radiation heat transfer and applied optics into a single discipline Covers the MCRT method, which has emerged as the dominant tool for radiation heat transfer modelling Helps readers to formulate and solve models that describe the distribution of radiant energy Features pages of color images and a wealth of line drawings Written for faculty and graduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied optics professionals, The Monte Carlo Ray-Trace Method in Radiation Heat Transfer and Applied Optics is the first book dedicated exclusively to the MCRT method.
Columbus Andrews Administrative County Government in South Carolina Columbus Andrews Administrative County Government in South Carolina Новинка

Columbus Andrews Administrative County Government in South Carolina

This book resulted from a cooperative study by the Institute for Research in Social Science of the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina. It represents some fourteen months of investigation and study, six of which were spent in making case-method surveys of six representative county governments. It traces the historical development of South Carolina county government, describes its present organization and administration, and offers constructive suggestions.Originally published in 1933.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Yoshihiro Baba Electromagnetic Computation Methods for Lightning Surge Protection Studies Yoshihiro Baba Electromagnetic Computation Methods for Lightning Surge Protection Studies Новинка

Yoshihiro Baba Electromagnetic Computation Methods for Lightning Surge Protection Studies

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Presents current research into electromagnetic computation theories with particular emphasis on Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method This book is the first to consolidate current research and to examine the theories of electromagnetic computation methods in relation to lightning surge protection. The authors introduce and compare existing electromagnetic computation methods such as the method of moments (MOM), the partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC), the finite element method (FEM), the transmission-line modeling (TLM) method, and the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The application of FDTD method to lightning protection studies is a topic that has matured through many practical applications in the past decade, and the authors explain the derivation of Maxwell’s equations required by the FDTD, and modeling of various electrical components needed in computing lightning electromagnetic fields and surges with the FDTD method. The book describes the application of FDTD method to current and emerging problems of lightning surge protection of continuously more complex installations, particularly in critical infrastructures of energy and information, such as overhead power lines, air-insulated sub-stations, wind turbine generator towers and telecommunication towers. Both authors are internationally recognized experts in the area of lightning study and this is the first book to present current research in lightning surge protection Examines in detail why lightning surges occur and what can be done to protect against them Includes theories of electromagnetic computation methods and many examples of their application Accompanied by a sample printed program based on the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method written in C++ program
Ana Weber The Doxa Method. Transport Your Fears into Success. Ana Weber The Doxa Method. Transport Your Fears into Success. Новинка

Ana Weber The Doxa Method. Transport Your Fears into Success.

The DOXA Method is a revolutionary, effective, and realistic method Ana applied for over twenty-five years at the organizations she held positionssuch as CFO, CEO, COO, VP of sales, and VPor relationships for the various industries like manufacturing, automotive, development, medical device, and hospitality industry. The DOXA Method has a direct link to leadership and business success. The DOXA Method is teaching and empowering us how to transport fear and transform fear into success in all areas of life. This method proves us that we can use fear to lead us to happiness and exceed accomplishments.Ana shares with us her powerful formulas and friendly tools of how to shift our thinking and create a new outlook on life, stress, overwhelming sensations, and desperation.Most importantly, the DOXA Method will bring you to ease and free the anxiety of over forty-four million Americans who live with it when only 10 percent seek help and support.The DOXA Method will also teach you how to live and practice and experience the three time zonespast, present, and post time (future)how to let go of past emotional weight, how to focus and be totally in the now and produce your utmost and the shift for tomorrows hope, belief, and trust.THE DOXA Method will increase your passion, elevate your spirit, and follow your purpose simply by following the four DOXA steps: Ddesire, Ooutstanding, Xx out the impossible, and Aallow you to be you.The DOXA Method will help you throughout your journey with ...
Gage John Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism Gage John Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism Новинка

Gage John Colour and Meaning. Art, Science and Symbolism

Is colour just a physiological phenomenon? Does it affect feelings? The author argues that the meaning of colour is in its historical context. The essays consider the history of colour, symbolism, the techniques used for design, and psychology.
Natasha A Rascon, Stephen W Littlejohn Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). A Research Manual Natasha A Rascon, Stephen W Littlejohn Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). A Research Manual Новинка

Natasha A Rascon, Stephen W Littlejohn Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). A Research Manual

Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM): A Research Manual consists of the work of Barnett Pearce, Vernon Cronen, and their colleagues over the past 40 years. The theory offers a rich set of ideas for understanding communication processes. Still dedicated to ways in which people coordinate interaction and construct meaning, the theory offers fresh ways of examining human social life. This manual provides a brief, clear, and useful set of tools for CMM research. Although this booklet does provide a short introduction to the theory, it assumes some background in CMM theory and is designed for CMMers who want a clearer picture of how to conduct research in this tradition.Of particular importance in this endeavor is maintaining a communication perspective to ensure that researchers focus on the communication processes, rather than look through it to something else. To achieve this goal, researchers can describe the process, interpret communication events, provide critique, and assert action plans. The framing of research questions is especially important in maintaining a communication perspective.Research tools are organized into the categories of description, interpretation, critique and action. In addition, the CMM consulting method known as SEAVA is translated into research processes that involve storyboarding, enriching stories, analyzing interaction, visioning, and acting.
MD Harald Blomberg The Rhythmic Movement Method. A Revolutionary Approach to Improved Health and Well-Being MD Harald Blomberg The Rhythmic Movement Method. A Revolutionary Approach to Improved Health and Well-Being Новинка

MD Harald Blomberg The Rhythmic Movement Method. A Revolutionary Approach to Improved Health and Well-Being

In The Rhythmic Movement Method, author Dr. Harald Blomberg explains why rhythmic movement is more useful than drugs in treating ADHD and many other disorders. Based on the spontaneous rhythmic movements of infants, these actions are necessary for the development of the brain, motor abilities, emotions, and mental faculties. He introduces his method-rhythmic movement training-and describes how simple healing exercises stimulate the ability of the brain and the nervous system to renew itself and create new connections. Blomberg shares how these exercises help people develop and mature or heal physically, emotionally, and mentally. With case studies included, The Rhythmic Movement Method helps children with ADHD and adults suffering from depression, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, and other disorders to feel well, function better, and stop taking medications.
Five Sisters Say Kangaroo. Five Sisters Say Kangaroo. Новинка

Five Sisters Say Kangaroo.

We are five poets, nay, weavers of words would be more accurate for we are dreamers of dreams and stirrers of memories and this is a collection of poems reflecting just that. As sisters we share a common bond of love and life experiences and this treasury of words, which is drawn from our hearts and souls, has a special meaning for us. However just in case our words may have meaning for you, oh most welcome reader, we offer them up in the hope that you may find some comfort and meaning within them for yourself.For each of us they will breathe a different meaning but if just a few lines can play one or two chords in your own heart then our book has been doubly worthwhile.Laugh or weep, I hope you find some joy!
Oxley Les Economics and History. Surveys in Cliometrics Oxley Les Economics and History. Surveys in Cliometrics Новинка

Oxley Les Economics and History. Surveys in Cliometrics

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Economics and History presents six state-of-the-art surveys from some of the leading scholars in cliometrics. The contributions are all written at an accessible level for the non-specialist reader and consider a broad range of issues from this highly topical area. Written clearly and comprehensively, allowing easy accessibility for the non-specialist reader Brings together the very latest research in this highly topical subject from leading scholars Contributions cover a broad range of areas within this subject The latest publication in the highly successful Surveys of Recent Research in Economics Book Series
Five Sisters Say Kangaroo. Five Sisters Say Kangaroo. Новинка

Five Sisters Say Kangaroo.

We are five poets, nay, weavers of words would be more accurate for we are dreamers of dreams and stirrers of memories and this is a collection of poems reflecting just that. As sisters we share a common bond of love and life experiences and this treasury of words, which is drawn from our hearts and souls, has a special meaning for us. However just in case our words may have meaning for you, oh most welcome reader, we offer them up in the hope that you may find some comfort and meaning within them for yourself.For each of us they will breathe a different meaning but if just a few lines can play one or two chords in your own heart then our book has been doubly worthwhile.Laugh or weep, I hope you find some joy!
William Murdock Find Your Own Calcutta. Living a Life of Service and Meaning in a Selfish World William Murdock Find Your Own Calcutta. Living a Life of Service and Meaning in a Selfish World Новинка

William Murdock Find Your Own Calcutta. Living a Life of Service and Meaning in a Selfish World

In a tumultuous and ever-changing world, it seems that it is becoming more difficult to find a life of meaning and service that can rise above the noise and distractions of the selfish times in which we live.Find Your Own Calcutta brings to light the great example of Mother Teresa and others who have found a life of joy and meaning in reaching out to those in need. They are simple examples we can all follow in finding our true calling in the service of others.
Rao Jaganmohana, Ramakrishnan Ranganathan Opinions of Secondary School Teachers Rao Jaganmohana, Ramakrishnan Ranganathan Opinions of Secondary School Teachers Новинка

Rao Jaganmohana, Ramakrishnan Ranganathan Opinions of Secondary School Teachers

This Book contains five chapters: I) Introduction in which I have covered Key words like Education, Evaluation, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in Education. II) Reviews- in this chapter I collected some Reviews related to the study. III) Methodology- in this Chapter I have mentioned which method I follow and what is the sample size and sample Method. IV) Data Interpretation- in this the collected data was Interpreted by statistics tools. V) Summary and Conclusion- in this chapter I have gave some suggestions and implications and concluded the final summary.
Jian-Ming Jin The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics Jian-Ming Jin The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics Новинка

Jian-Ming Jin The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics

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A new edition of the leading textbook on the finite element method, incorporating major advancements and further applications in the field of electromagnetics The finite element method (FEM) is a powerful simulation technique used to solve boundary-value problems in a variety of engineering circumstances. It has been widely used for analysis of electromagnetic fields in antennas, radar scattering, RF and microwave engineering, high-speed/high-frequency circuits, wireless communication, electromagnetic compatibility, photonics, remote sensing, biomedical engineering, and space exploration. The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, Third Edition explains the method’s processes and techniques in careful, meticulous prose and covers not only essential finite element method theory, but also its latest developments and applications—giving engineers a methodical way to quickly master this very powerful numerical technique for solving practical, often complicated, electromagnetic problems. Featuring over thirty percent new material, the third edition of this essential and comprehensive text now includes: A wider range of applications, including antennas, phased arrays, electric machines, high-frequency circuits, and crystal photonics The finite element analysis of wave propagation, scattering, and radiation in periodic structures The time-domain finite element method for analysis of wideband antennas and transient electromagnetic phenomena Novel domain decomposition techniques for parallel computation and efficient simulation of large-scale problems, such as phased-array antennas and photonic crystals Along with a great many examples, The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics is an ideal book for engineering students as well as for professionals in the field.
Iris Claus A Collection of Surveys on Savings and Wealth Accumulation Iris Claus A Collection of Surveys on Savings and Wealth Accumulation Новинка

Iris Claus A Collection of Surveys on Savings and Wealth Accumulation

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In this collection of critical surveys the reader is provided with a range of up-to-date work from some of the leading scholars in the area, writing on private and public sector aspects of savings and wealth accumulation. A survey of savings and wealth accumulation which are important dimensions of research and policy debates Discusses the measurement of genuine savings and sustainability, the estimation of wealth inequality, and recent developments in consumer credit and defaults Evaluates the impact of student loans on financial well-being, people’s retirement decisions, and the impact of pension reform Considers the distribution of wealth across generations and the importance of accurately measuring government debt, the rise of sovereign wealth funds and Islamic banking and finance
Behera Rajiba Lochan The Verification Theory of Meaning. A Quinean Prospective Behera Rajiba Lochan The Verification Theory of Meaning. A Quinean Prospective Новинка

Behera Rajiba Lochan The Verification Theory of Meaning. A Quinean Prospective

The book "The Verification Theory of Meaning: A Quinean Prospective" attempts at presenting a clear perspective on the verification theory of meaning in the field of philosophy of language. In the introductory chapter, the aim of meaning theory and the task of positivists are elaborated. Other topics covered hereby are the analytic propositions, synthetic propositions, logic, language, translation, theory, verification theory of meaning, cognitivism, subject/predicate relationship, meaning atomism, logical positivism, merit and demerit of verification theory, logical falsificationism, meaning holism. Each chapter is followed by plenty of experiences for the benefit of the reader and the researchers.
Jian-Ming Jin Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields Jian-Ming Jin Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields Новинка

Jian-Ming Jin Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields

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Reviews the fundamental concepts behind the theory and computation of electromagnetic fields The book is divided in two parts. The first part covers both fundamental theories (such as vector analysis, Maxwell’s equations, boundary condition, and transmission line theory) and advanced topics (such as wave transformation, addition theorems, and fields in layered media) in order to benefit students at all levels. The second part of the book covers the major computational methods for numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields for engineering applications. These methods include the three fundamental approaches for numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields: the finite difference method (the finite difference time-domain method in particular), the finite element method, and the integral equation-based moment method. The second part also examines fast algorithms for solving integral equations and hybrid techniques that combine different numerical methods to seek more efficient solutions of complicated electromagnetic problems. Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, Second Edition: Provides the foundation necessary for graduate students to learn and understand more advanced topics Discusses electromagnetic analysis in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates Covers computational electromagnetics in both frequency and time domains Includes new and updated homework problems and examples Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, Second Edition is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate level electrical engineering students. This book can also be used as a reference for professional engineers interested in learning about analysis and computation skills.
Osama Mohammed Elmardi Dynamic Relaxation Method. Theoretical Analysis, Solved Examples and Computer Programming Osama Mohammed Elmardi Dynamic Relaxation Method. Theoretical Analysis, Solved Examples and Computer Programming Новинка

Osama Mohammed Elmardi Dynamic Relaxation Method. Theoretical Analysis, Solved Examples and Computer Programming

This book is suitable as a textbook for a first course on Dynamic Relaxation technique in civil and mechanical engineering curricula. It can be used as a reference by engineers and scientists working in the industrial sector and in academic institutions.The first chapter includes an introduction to the Dynamic Relaxation method (DR) which is combined with the Finite Differences method (FD) for the sake of solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as a single equation or as a group of differential equations. In this chapter the dynamic relaxation equations are transformed to artificial dynamic space by adding damping and inertia effects. These are then expressed in finite difference form and the solution is obtained through iterations.In the second chapter the procedural steps in solving differential equations using the DR method were applied to the system of differential equations (i.e. ordinary and/or partial differential equations). The DR program performs the following operations: Reads data file; computes fictitious densities; computes velocities and displacements; checks stability of numerical computations; checks convergence of solution; and checks wrong convergence. At the end of this chapter the Dynamic Relaxation numerical method coupled with the Finite Differences discretization technique is used to solve nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations. Subsequently, a FORTRAN program is developed to generate the numerical results as analytical and/...
Wu Shen R. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics Wu Shen R. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics Новинка

Wu Shen R. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics

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A systematic introduction to the theories and formulations of the explicit finite element method As numerical technology continues to grow and evolve with industrial applications, understanding the explicit finite element method has become increasingly important, particularly in the areas of crashworthiness, metal forming, and impact engineering. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics is the first book to address specifically what is now accepted as the most successful numerical tool for nonlinear transient dynamics. The book aids readers in mastering the explicit finite element method and programming code without requiring extensive background knowledge of the general finite element. The authors present topics relating to the variational principle, numerical procedure, mechanical formulation, and fundamental achievements of the convergence theory. In addition, key topics and techniques are provided in four clearly organized sections: • Fundamentals explores a framework of the explicit finite element method for nonlinear transient dynamics and highlights achievements related to the convergence theory • Element Technology discusses four-node, three-node, eight-node, and two-node element theories • Material Models outlines models of plasticity and other nonlinear materials as well as the mechanics model of ductile damage • Contact and Constraint Conditions covers subjects related to three-dimensional surface contact, with examples solved analytically, as well as discussions on kinematic constraint conditions Throughout the book, vivid figures illustrate the ideas and key features of the explicit finite element method. Examples clearly present results, featuring both theoretical assessments and industrial applications. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics is an ideal book for both engineers who require more theoretical discussions and for theoreticians searching for interesting and challenging research topics. The book also serves as an excellent resource for courses on applied mathematics, applied mechanics, and numerical methods at the graduate level.
Sharon Parks Daloz Helping College Students Find Purpose. The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making Sharon Parks Daloz Helping College Students Find Purpose. The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making Новинка

Sharon Parks Daloz Helping College Students Find Purpose. The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making

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Praise for Helping College Students Find Purpose «A generous and inspiring book! In the spirit of 'convocation,' Nash and Murray call together both university faculty and student affairs professionals to provide them new means for helping more college students realize the highest purpose of higher education—that, in pursuing the means to make a living, one comes to make a meaning worth living for.» —Robert Kegan, William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University «Educators across campuses—faculty and administrators alike—will find in this book not only the importance of helping their students construct meaning upon which to base their academic and life ambitions, but also practical suggestions for doing so. Ultimately, those who will benefit most from this book are students whose education inside and outside the classroom is informed by the type of cross-campus, interdisciplinary approach to meaning-making put forth by the authors.» —Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, executive director, NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education «This comprehensive compendium is a must-read for any higher education professional interested in responding to students' ubiquitous concerns about existential issues concerning purpose and meaning. It brings together classical and contemporary thought, conceptual depth, and concrete suggestions for practice. This scholarship is enriched and enlivened by the authors' personal perspectives and experiences, and by student voices and vignettes. Buy it and keep it handy as a source of wisdom and good counsel.» —Arthur W. Chickering, coauthor, Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education and Education and Identity «A thoughtful, provocative, moving, yet practical guide for any teacher seeking to make the college classroom a space for inspiration and hope.» —Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology, University of Michigan; MacArthur Genius Award winner; and author, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
Anotei Baatz My Life in Black and White Anotei Baatz My Life in Black and White Новинка

Anotei Baatz My Life in Black and White

A modern version of the journal for today's busy individual. My Life in Black and White is a prompted journal with basic chapters, thought-provoking essays, short surveys and multiple-choice questions.
Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World Новинка

Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World

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The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choices Provides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the world Offers striking arguments about the relationship of religion to science, art and politics Engagingly written by a highly respected scholar of religion with an international reputation
Maria Bittner Temporality. Universals and Variation Maria Bittner Temporality. Universals and Variation Новинка

Maria Bittner Temporality. Universals and Variation

Temporality surveys the ways in which languages of different types refer to past, present, and future events, through an in-depth examination of four major language types: tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, and mood-based Kalaallisut. Cutting-edge research on directly compositional dynamic semantics of languages with and without grammatical tense New in-depth analysis of temporal, aspectual, modal, as well as nominal discourse reference Presents a novel logical language for representing linguistic meaning (Update with Centering) Develops a unified theory of tense, aspect, mood, and person as different types of ‘grammatical centering systems’
Alcocer Giovanni Statistical Methods applied in Physics Alcocer Giovanni Statistical Methods applied in Physics Новинка

Alcocer Giovanni Statistical Methods applied in Physics

This book is designed as an advanced guide for experiments in Modern Physics. It covers many topics of practical statistics methods applied in Physics: measurement and uncertainties, error propagation method, statistical analysis and graphs, the least square method (regression analysis), Gaussian Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Error propagation and probable errors, Differential error analysis, Covariance ellipse, the method of the least squares in connection with the maximum likelihood, covariance ellipse and determination of the energy calibration-channel numbers (Kα energies), Moseley Law, etc. It is included the deduction of many formulas and statistical analysis in order to clear the concepts of the statistical methods applied in Physics. It is hoped that this book fills all needs of the students to get the fundaments of the statistical methods and to achieve the interest and motivation of the students for this topic.
Jelke Bethlehem Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys Jelke Bethlehem Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys Новинка

Jelke Bethlehem Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys

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A comprehensive, one-stop guide to identifying, reducing, and managing nonresponse in household surveys Nonresponse and its impact on the sample selection mechanism of a survey is a common problem that often arises while collecting survey data. Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys is a complete guide to handling the nonresponse problem, outlining statistical methods and techniques for improving response rates and correcting response data. The authors begin with an introduction to the nonresponse problem along with basic concepts and definitions. Subsequent chapters present current theories and methods that enable survey researchers to skillfully account for nonresponse in their research. Exploring the latest developments in the field, the book also features: An introduction to the R-indicator as an indicator of survey quality Discussion of the different causes of nonresponse Extensive treatment of the selection and use of auxiliary information Best practices for re-approaching nonrespondents An overview of advanced nonresponse correction techniques Coverage of adaptive survey design Throughout the book, the treatment of each topic is presented in a uniform fashion. Following an introduction, each chapter presents the key theories and formulas underlying the topic and then illustrates common applications. Discussion concludes with a summary of the main concepts as well as a glossary of key terms and a set of exercises that allows readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Examples using real survey data are provided, and a related website features additional data sets, which can be easily analyzed using Stata® or SPSS® software. Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys is an essential reference for survey researchers working in the fields of business, economics, government, and the social sciences who gather, analyze, and draw results from data. It is also a suitable supplement for courses on survey methods at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
As Retold Within St. Nicholas Magazine Our American Holidays. Their Meaning and Spirit As Retold Within St. Nicholas Magazine Our American Holidays. Their Meaning and Spirit Новинка

As Retold Within St. Nicholas Magazine Our American Holidays. Their Meaning and Spirit

Our American Holidays: Their Meaning and Spirit was originally published in 1906, and is at once a heartwarming reminiscence on the Victorian Era in America and a reminder of the inspiration and delight our most beloved Traditional holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, Easter, Halloween - as well as the national identity and pride our uniquely American holidays - Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington - can still hold for us today. Compiled from the pages of St. Nicholas Magazine, a popular turn of the Century publication for youth ages five to eighteen, Our American Holidays: Their Meaning and Spirit is an ideal resource for reclaiming the original, uncommercialized significance and character of every American holiday for ourselves, and for sharing that vision, inspiration and delight with the children we love.
Mwansa Martin Value accruing to Zambia.s bean supply chain participants Mwansa Martin Value accruing to Zambia.s bean supply chain participants Новинка

Mwansa Martin Value accruing to Zambia.s bean supply chain participants

The purpose of this book was to estimate the value accruing to Zambian bean supply chain participants with the view to showing that value at the different stages is a function of the value addition and risk incurred at those stages. The data used in the study came from two different surveys done under the Pulse Value Chain Initiative - Zambia focusing on producers and bean traders. The surveys used structured questionnaires for both producers and traders. The producers were sampled from three principal bean producing provinces in Zambia: Lundazi, Mbala and Kalomo. The traders were sampled from the largest consumer region in the country - Lusaka - and focused on traders operating in the three principal markets in the city: Soweto; Chilenje; and Mtendere. The analyses were conducted using STATA®, employing both statistical and econometric.
Kashif Shahid, Usama Iftikhar Female Representation in Advertisement . its Affect Kashif Shahid, Usama Iftikhar Female Representation in Advertisement . its Affect Новинка

Kashif Shahid, Usama Iftikhar Female Representation in Advertisement . its Affect

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Communications - Mass Media, grade: None, Gujarat University (Mass Communication & Media Centre ), course: BS (Honors), language: English, abstract: Representation of female in advertisements and its affect on the purchasing behavior of the customer, the study reflects representation of female in advertisements and its affect on the purchasing behavior of the customer. TV was selected as the medium for the study to check the female representation in TV advertisements affects the customer purchasing behavior. Study proved that female are represented negatively in the advertisement now a day's. Research tries to find out that how consumer perceives it and how it affects. This research employed survey to discover findings. Surveys may be used for descriptive, explanatory, and exploratory purposes. A survey was done on one hundred respondents equally consisting males and females belonging to four shopping malls of Gujrat, Pakistan. Stratified sampling method was taken for arrangement-subgroups of demographic characteristics-of the respondents and for data collection purpose convenience method was used. It is completely immaterial to represent a women model or an actress in advertisement endorsing men products. It also demonstrates that female is negatively portrayed in advertisement. So media is not working responsibly as social responsibility stated that media must assume obligations of social responsibility; and if they ...
Siso Shiferaw Feleke Pauline Soteriology Siso Shiferaw Feleke Pauline Soteriology Новинка

Siso Shiferaw Feleke Pauline Soteriology

The purpose and meaning in life has a lot to do with salvation. It is possible to say that within each human individual there is a tendency to search for meaning and purpose of life. Pauline Theology of salvation deals with the basic meaning of life and addresses the crucial causes of all human problems in line with sin. Salvation is needed because there is sin. In other words, if there is no sin in humanity, there would have been no need of salvation. Hence, salvation is God's reaction on sin. Meanwhile, how does salvation apply to humankind? How can human individuals have and maintain a restored relationship with God? What are the significances of the Christological events with regard to the provision of salvation for human beings? PAULINE SOTERIOLOGY addresses these and other important questions and gives relevant responses to all.
Gouri Dhatt Finite Element Method Gouri Dhatt Finite Element Method Новинка

Gouri Dhatt Finite Element Method

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This book offers an in-depth presentation of the finite element method, aimed at engineers, students and researchers in applied sciences. The description of the method is presented in such a way as to be usable in any domain of application. The level of mathematical expertise required is limited to differential and matrix calculus. The various stages necessary for the implementation of the method are clearly identified, with a chapter given over to each one: approximation, construction of the integral forms, matrix organization, solution of the algebraic systems and architecture of programs. The final chapter lays the foundations for a general program, written in Matlab, which can be used to solve problems that are linear or otherwise, stationary or transient, presented in relation to applications stemming from the domains of structural mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Неизвестный автор How We Think Неизвестный автор How We Think Новинка

Неизвестный автор How We Think

Excerpt: ... Meaning is central As in our discussion of judgment we were making more explicit what is involved in inference, so in the discussion of meaning we are only recurring to the central function of all reflection. For one thing to mean, signify, betoken, indicate, or point to, another we saw at the outset to be the essential mark of thinking (see p. 8). To find out what facts, just as they stand, mean, is the object of all discovery; to find out what facts will carry out, substantiate, support a given meaning, is the object of all testing. When an inference reaches a satisfactory conclusion, we attain a goal of meaning. The act of judging involves both the growth and the application of meanings. In short, in this chapter we are not introducing a new topic; we are only coming to closer quarters with what hitherto has been constantly assumed. In the first section, we shall consider the equivalence of meaning and understanding, and the two types of understanding, direct and indirect. I. Meaning and Understanding To understand is to grasp meaning If a person comes suddenly into your room and calls out "Paper," various alternatives are possible. If you do not understand the English language, there is simply a noise which may or may not act as a physical stimulus Pg 117 and irritant. But the noise is not an intellectual object; it does not have intellectual value. (Compare above, p. 15.) To say that you do not understand it and that it has no meaning are equivalents...
Pierre Saguet Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics. The TLM Method Pierre Saguet Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics. The TLM Method Новинка

Pierre Saguet Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics. The TLM Method

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The aim of this book is to give a broad overview of the TLM (Transmission Line Matrix) method, which is one of the “time-domain numerical methods”. These methods are reputed for their significant reliance on computer resources. However, they have the advantage of being highly general. The TLM method has acquired a reputation for being a powerful and effective tool by numerous teams and still benefits today from significant theoretical developments. In particular, in recent years, its ability to simulate various situations with excellent precision, including complex materials, has been demonstrated. Application examples are included in the last two chapters of the book, enabling the reader to draw conclusions regarding the performance of the implemented techniques and, at the same time, to validate them. Contents 1. Basis of the TLM Method: the 2D TLM Method. 2. 3D Nodes. 3. Introduction of Discrete Elements and Thin Wires in the TLM Method. 4. The TLM Method in Matrix Form and the Z Transform. Appendix A. Development of Maxwell’s Equations using the Z Transform with a Variable Mesh. Appendix B. Treatment of Plasma using the Z Transform for the TLM Method.
Dennis Sullivan M. Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method Dennis Sullivan M. Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method Новинка

Dennis Sullivan M. Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method

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A straightforward, easy-to-read introduction to the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) is one of the primary computational electrodynamics modeling techniques available. Since it is a time-domain method, FDTD solutions can cover a wide frequency range with a single simulation run and treat nonlinear material properties in a natural way. Written in a tutorial fashion, starting with the simplest programs and guiding the reader up from one-dimensional to the more complex, three-dimensional programs, this book provides a simple, yet comprehensive introduction to the most widely used method for electromagnetic simulation. This fully updated edition presents many new applications, including the FDTD method being used in the design and analysis of highly resonant radio frequency (RF) coils often used for MRI. Each chapter contains a concise explanation of an essential concept and instruction on its implementation into computer code. Projects that increase in complexity are included, ranging from simulations in free space to propagation in dispersive media. Additionally, the text offers downloadable MATLAB and C programming languages from the book support site (http://booksupport.wiley.com). Simple to read and classroom-tested, Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method is a useful reference for practicing engineers as well as undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
Wandile Ganya A Dark Wood. Poetical Sketches on Life . Being in the World Wandile Ganya A Dark Wood. Poetical Sketches on Life . Being in the World Новинка

Wandile Ganya A Dark Wood. Poetical Sketches on Life . Being in the World

A Dark Wood is a work articulating in poetic form a modern human experience of being in the world. The poems appear to emerge from a tautness between a self seeking authenticity and social identarian normativity. Hence, naturally, the thematic fabric of this work is unveiled as a craft interwoven in often counterposed, fragmentary ideas on meaning and meaninglessness, essence and nothingness, sanity and absurdity, pain and relief, life and death, love and liberty, or loneliness and so on; the piece “On Existence” provides perhaps a glancing suggestion thereof: Like blind fisherman journeying in the ocean seas, we trawl through life’s inner sanctum—a universe so immense—groping for meaning in things, but finding much travesty. And everywhere, we are ensnared, ever in infinite absurdities.
Musa Ali Ajetunmobi Shariah Legal Practice in Nigeria 1956-1983 Musa Ali Ajetunmobi Shariah Legal Practice in Nigeria 1956-1983 Новинка

Musa Ali Ajetunmobi Shariah Legal Practice in Nigeria 1956-1983

This book contains and in-depth study of the Shariah legal system generally, and its practice in Nigeria, in particular from 1956 to 1983. The book covers the meaning and scope of the Shariah: the general and legal precepts; it legal theory and legal practice; the development of Shariah legal practice and legal history in Nigeria.
Geraldine Brady Children, Health and Well-being. Policy Debates and Lived Experience Geraldine Brady Children, Health and Well-being. Policy Debates and Lived Experience Новинка

Geraldine Brady Children, Health and Well-being. Policy Debates and Lived Experience

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This book brings together new and leading scholars, who demonstrate the importance of research with children and from a child perspective, allowing for a fuller understanding of the meaning and impact of health and illness in children’s lives. Demonstrates the importance of research with children and research from a child perspective, in order to fully understand the meaning and impact of health and illness in children’s lives Encourages critical reflection on contemporary health policy and its relationships to culturally specific ways of knowing and understanding children’s health Brings together new and leading scholars in the field of children’s health and illness Moves the highly important issue of children’s health into the mainstream sociology of health and illness
Myth and Method Myth and Method Новинка

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In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and the comparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading team of scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores the possibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparative and the contextual issues raised in the last 25 years.
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Fuhr Andreas Model-driven Software Migration into a Service-oriented Architecture

This bachelor thesis analyzes IBM's Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) method - a method to design and implement Service-oriented Architectures (SOAs). SOMA identifies and designs services and components to implement a SOA. In addition, SOMA provides extension points to add the ability to analyse and reuse legacy systems. This thesis proposes the use of model-driven reverse engineering techniques and model-driven transformation of legacy code into components in order to extend the SOMA method by techniques for reusing legacy systems. The extensions are specified and the extended method is applied to a small case study. Evaluating the extensions showed great capability to enhance SOMA for handling legacy systems.
The Socratic Tradition. Questioning as Philosophy and as Method The Socratic Tradition. Questioning as Philosophy and as Method Новинка

The Socratic Tradition. Questioning as Philosophy and as Method

Man by nature desires to know, and the most natural way ofsatisfying this desire is to find answers to the questions thatarise from wonder and perplexity. Questioning is our default viewof method. I was turned into a cornerstone of western thoughtin the Socratic elenchus and Aristotle´s doctrine of explanationand inquiry. Aristotle´s dialogical games, especially as they findexpression in Topics, survived medieval dialectical games and hada profound impact on practices in academic life. And even whenAristotelianism came under fire during the renaissance and theScientific Revolution, questioning as method was not jettisonedbut rather transformed into a new form in which the questionswere to be addressed to Nature herself.Questioning is not just a method but also a philosophy in itsown right. Man not only desires to know, but wonder andperplexity are at the very heart of man´s essence. As Karl-Otto Apel persuasively argues, Gadamer´s Truth and Methodwas not just, or perhaps even mainly, a methodologicalinsight into how knowledge was to be obtained. Rather, inphilosophical hermeneutics questioning has a more profoundstanding, marking, as Apel puts it, "logos-reflection" andhence dialogue in the full sense.This collection of essays by leading philosophers probesquestioning as philosophy and as method both from ahistorical and a systematic perspective. The authors includeJ. Hintikka, P. Aubenque, R. Smith, M.-L. Kakkuri-Knuuttila,E. Moutsopoulos, T. Calvo Martínez, M. Yrjön...
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Gordon Lewis Grammar for Young Learners

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Helps teachers of young learners introduce and practise grammar in a fun and motivating way. Steers a middle course between grammar-based and communicative approaches to teaching: meaning is the main focus of all language teaching and grammar is an intrinsic part of making meaning explicit
Bob Lichtenbert Making Meaning. Seeking the Most Meaningful Life Bob Lichtenbert Making Meaning. Seeking the Most Meaningful Life Новинка

Bob Lichtenbert Making Meaning. Seeking the Most Meaningful Life

Making Meaning concerns how to live your life to make maximum impact. It does this by being the first book ever to fully develop the idea of meaning (defined as “significant impact”) which is greatest idea, since everything has it in some way. This development emphasizes that values or ought's/should's provide more meaning in one's life. We have a crying need for this today because most of us have little to believe in. “Does my life have enough meaning?” is a life-or-death question. This book takes a common sense approach to answering it. The author describes his own seeking and making meaning to render this abstract idea more concrete. Making Meaning explores the following eight sources of meaning: 1) relationships, 2) com- munity, 3) dialogue, 4) work, 5) art, 6) search for God, 7) possessions and 8) intangibles or nonphysical realities. The last source, potentially the largest, is explained and argued for. We have another crying need today to know more than physical things. This book tries to satisfy yet another crying need today: the objectivity of meaning. This gives us external standards to judge and live by. Today's widespread subjective view of meaning allows everyone to believe whatever they want. This view is dangerously chaotic and wrong. Toward the end Making Meaning tackles its major negative challenges: meaninglessness, nihilism (the view that nothing matters eventually) and extreme relativism. Finally, this book defines what is the meaning of li...

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This accessible new edition explores the major topics in Monte Carlo simulation that have arisen over the past 30 years and presents a sound foundation for problem solving Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition reflects the latest developments in the field and presents a fully updated and comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art theory, methods and applications that have emerged in Monte Carlo simulation since the publication of the classic First Edition over more than a quarter of a century ago. While maintaining its accessible and intuitive approach, this revised edition features a wealth of up-to-date information that facilitates a deeper understanding of problem solving across a wide array of subject areas, such as engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences. The book begins with a modernized introduction that addresses the basic concepts of probability, Markov processes, and convex optimization. Subsequent chapters discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred in the field of the Monte Carlo method, with coverage of many modern topics including: Markov Chain Monte Carlo, variance reduction techniques such as importance (re-)sampling, and the transform likelihood ratio method, the score function method for sensitivity analysis, the stochastic approximation method and the stochastic counter-part method for Monte Carlo optimization, the cross-entropy method for rare events estimation and combinatorial optimization, and application of Monte Carlo techniques for counting problems. An extensive range of exercises is provided at the end of each chapter, as well as a generous sampling of applied examples. The Third Edition features a new chapter on the highly versatile splitting method, with applications to rare-event estimation, counting, sampling, and optimization. A second new chapter introduces the stochastic enumeration method, which is a new fast sequential Monte Carlo method for tree search. In addition, the Third Edition features new material on: • Random number generation, including multiple-recursive generators and the Mersenne Twister • Simulation of Gaussian processes, Brownian motion, and diffusion processes • Multilevel Monte Carlo method • New enhancements of the cross-entropy (CE) method, including the “improved” CE method, which uses sampling from the zero-variance distribution to find the optimal importance sampling parameters • Over 100 algorithms in modern pseudo code with flow control • Over 25 new exercises Simulation and the Monte Carlo Method, Third Edition is an excellent text for upper-undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in stochastic simulation and Monte Carlo techniques. The book also serves as a valuable reference for professionals who would like to achieve a more formal understanding of the Monte Carlo method. Reuven Y. Rubinstein, DSc, was Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He served as a consultant at numerous large-scale organizations, such as IBM, Motorola, and NEC. The author of over 100 articles and six books, Dr. Rubinstein was also the inventor of the popular score-function method in simulation analysis and generic cross-entropy methods for combinatorial optimization and counting. Dirk P. Kroese, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Physics of The University of Queensland, Australia. He has published over 100 articles and four books in a wide range of areas in applied probability and statistics, including Monte Carlo methods, cross-entropy, randomized algorithms, tele-traffic c theory, reliability, computational statistics, applied probability, and stochastic modeling.
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