Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis

Author: Geoffrey C. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447106199

Category: Mathematics

Page: 215

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This text provides a lively introduction to pure mathematics. It begins with sets, functions and relations, proof by induction and contradiction, complex numbers, vectors and matrices, and provides a brief introduction to group theory. It moves onto analysis, providing a gentle introduction to epsilon-delta technology and finishes with continuity and functions. The book features numerous exercises of varying difficulty throughout the text.

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259726

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.

Muslim Women and Sport

Author: Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister,Haifaa Jawad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134008503

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Examining the global experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim women participating in physical activities and sport, this important new study makes a profound contribution to our understanding of both contemporary Islam and the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in the modern world. The book presents an overview of current research into constructs of gender, the role of religion and the importance of situation, and looks closely at what Islam has to say about women’s participation in sport and what Muslim women themselves have to say about their participation in sport. It highlights the challenges and opportunities for women in sport in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries, utilizing a series of extensive case-studies in various countries which invite the readers to conduct cross-cultural comparisons. Material on Iraq, Palestine and Bosnia and Herzegovina provides rare insights into the impact of war on sporting activities for women. The book also seeks to make important recommendations for improving access to sport for girls and women from Muslim communities. Muslim Women and Sport confronts many deeply held stereotypes and crosses those commonly quoted boundaries between ‘Islam and the West’ and between ‘East and West’. It makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the interrelationships between sport, religion, gender, culture and policy.

Sexual harassment and abuse in sport

international research and policy perspectives

Author: Celia Brackenridge,Kari Fasting

Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd.

ISBN: 9781861770400

Category: Law

Page: 171

View: 1867

"This work looks to increase awareness of sexual abuse in sports. Topics covered include the experiences of elite female athletes, sexual harassment of women in athletics as compared to the world of academia, the prevalence of sexual abuse in organized competitive sports in Australia, and defining appropriateness in coachathlete sexual relationships."

Paradoxes of Gender

Author: Judith Lorber

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300064971

Category: History

Page: 424

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This feminist work draws from a wide range of critical, social and historical research to suggest that today's gender system is a constructed institution - designed to produce a subordinate class (women) to be exploited as workers, sexual partners, childbearers and nurturers.

Women in German History

From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation

Author: Ute Frevert

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 346

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This is the first comprehensive study of the experiences of women in modern German society. The author examines aspects of change and continuity in the lives of women over the past 200 years and analyses the social differences as well as the common ground shared between women of various classes.

Pain and Injury in Sport

Social and Ethical Analysis

Author: Sigmund Loland,Berit Skirstad,Ivan Waddington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415357036

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 3771

'Pain and Injury in Sport' presents a unique approach to the topic, integrating social and ethical aspects and offering much-needed critical analysis of the rapidly developing field of sports medicine.

Dynamical Systems and Chaos

Author: Henk Broer,Floris Takens

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441968708

Category: Mathematics

Page: 313

View: 1909

Over the last four decades there has been extensive development in the theory of dynamical systems. This book aims at a wide audience where the first four chapters have been used for an undergraduate course in Dynamical Systems. Material from the last two chapters and from the appendices has been used quite a lot for master and PhD courses. All chapters are concluded by an exercise section. The book is also directed towards researchers, where one of the challenges is to help applied researchers acquire background for a better understanding of the data that computer simulation or experiment may provide them with the development of the theory.

Introduction to Health Psychology

Author: Val Morrison,Paul Bennett

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292003146

Category: Psychology

Page: 680

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This fourth edition retains the highly praised approach of previous editions, with each chapter providing an overview of the theory and research before moving on to explore applications and intervention practice. The primary goals of health psychologists are to describe, predict and then to intervene and this book continues to reflect that process.

Degeneration of Abelian Varieties

Author: Gerd Faltings,Ching-Li Chai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662026325

Category: Mathematics

Page: 318

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A new and complete treatment of semi-abelian degenerations of abelian varieties, and their application to the construction of arithmetic compactifications of Siegel moduli space, with most of the results being published for the first time. Highlights of the book include a classification of semi-abelian schemes, construction of the toroidal and the minimal compactification over the integers, heights for abelian varieties over number fields, and Eichler integrals in several variables, together with a new approach to Siegel modular forms. A valuable source of reference for researchers and graduate students interested in algebraic geometry, Shimura varieties or diophantine geometry.

The Tidal Model

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Philip J. Barker,Poppy Buchanan-Barker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583918005

Category: Psychology

Page: 282

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The Tidal Model represents a significant alternative to mainstream mental health theories, emphasising how those suffering from mental health problems can benefit from taking a more active role in their own treatment. Based on extensive research, The Tidal Model charts the development of this approach, outlining the theoretical basis of the model to illustrate the benefits of a holistic model of care which promotes self-management and recovery. Clinical examples are also employed to show how, by exploring rather than ignoring a client's narrative, practitioners can encourage the individual's greater involvement in the decisions affecting their assessment and treatment. The appendices guide the reader in developing their own assessment and care plans. The Tidal Model's comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of this model will be of great use to a range of mental health professionals and those in training in the fields of mental health nursing, social work, psychotherapy, clinical psychology and occupational therapy.

Capacity Theory on Algebraic Curves

Author: Robert S. Rumely

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540462090

Category: Mathematics

Page: 438

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Capacity is a measure of size for sets, with diverse applications in potential theory, probability and number theory. This book lays foundations for a theory of capacity for adelic sets on algebraic curves. Its main result is an arithmetic one, a generalization of a theorem of Fekete and Szegö which gives a sharp existence/finiteness criterion for algebraic points whose conjugates lie near a specified set on a curve. The book brings out a deep connection between the classical Green's functions of analysis and Néron's local height pairings; it also points to an interpretation of capacity as a kind of intersection index in the framework of Arakelov Theory. It is a research monograph and will primarily be of interest to number theorists and algebraic geometers; because of applications of the theory, it may also be of interest to logicians. The theory presented generalizes one due to David Cantor for the projective line. As with most adelic theories, it has a local and a global part. Let /K be a smooth, complete curve over a global field; let Kv denote the algebraic closure of any completion of K. The book first develops capacity theory over local fields, defining analogues of the classical logarithmic capacity and Green's functions for sets in (Kv). It then develops a global theory, defining the capacity of a galois-stable set in (Kv) relative to an effictive global algebraic divisor. The main technical result is the construction of global algebraic functions whose logarithms closely approximate Green's functions at all places of K. These functions are used in proving the generalized Fekete-Szegö theorem; because of their mapping properties, they may be expected to have other applications as well.

Brownian Agents and Active Particles

Collective Dynamics in the Natural and Social Sciences

Author: Frank Schweitzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540738452

Category: Computers

Page: 421

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This book lays out a vision for a coherent framework for understanding complex systems. By developing the genuine idea of Brownian agents, the author combines concepts from informatics, such as multiagent systems, with approaches of statistical many-particle physics. It demonstrates that Brownian agent models can be successfully applied in many different contexts, ranging from physicochemical pattern formation to swarming in biological systems.

Numerical Solution of SDE Through Computer Experiments

Author: Peter Eris Kloeden,Eckhard Platen,Henri Schurz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642579132

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

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This book provides an easily accessible, computationally-oriented introduction into the numerical solution of stochastic differential equations using computer experiments. It develops in the reader an ability to apply numerical methods solving stochastic differential equations. It also creates an intuitive understanding of the necessary theoretical background. Software containing programs for over 100 problems is available online.

The New Structure of Labor Relations

Tripartism and Decentralization

Author: Harry Charles Katz,Wonduck Lee,Joohee Lee

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801441844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Contributors from eight industrialized countries examine the changing nature of labor-management relations, with a particular focus on the role of tripartism and the decentralization of collective bargaining.

The Strange Logic of Random Graphs

Author: Joel Spencer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662045389

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

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The study of random graphs was begun in the 1960s and now has a comprehensive literature. This excellent book by one of the top researchers in the field now joins the study of random graphs (and other random discrete objects) with mathematical logic. The methodologies involve probability, discrete structures and logic, with an emphasis on discrete structures.

The Dynamical System Generated by the 3n+1 Function

Author: Günther J. Wirsching

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540696776

Category: Mathematics

Page: 164

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The 3n+1 function T is defined by T(n)=n/2 for n even, and T(n)=(3n+1)/2 for n odd. The famous 3n+1 conjecture, which remains open, states that, for any starting number n>0, iterated application of T to n eventually produces 1. After a survey of theorems concerning the 3n+1 problem, the main focus of the book are 3n+1 predecessor sets. These are analyzed using, e.g., elementary number theory, combinatorics, asymptotic analysis, and abstract measure theory. The book is written for any mathematician interested in the 3n+1 problem, and in the wealth of mathematical ideas employed to attack it.

Local Reporting 1947-1987

From a County Vote Fraud to a Corrupt City Council

Author: Heinz-Dietrich Fischer,Erika J. Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110972301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

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The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.