Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality (Historical by Brent L. Pickett

By Brent L. Pickett

The heritage of sexuality is relevant to social background, the heritage of principles, the conclusion or repression of human rights, and different components of concentration. this is often additionally precise approximately those that have had, or do have, what can be referred to as minority sexualities. Same-sex allure has often been a minority sexuality; it's been the item of super repression and vociferous criticism but in addition one in every of compliment via gifted poets and philosophers. The old Dictionary of Homosexuality offers a complete survey of same-sex relatives from historic China and Greece to the modern global. It covers the homosexual rights flow from its origins in nineteenth century Europe to the nascent worldwide community this present day. Philosophic remedies, equivalent to typical legislation and queer thought, in addition to criminal concerns and court docket judgements are integrated. worldwide in its insurance of the diversity of same-sex relatives, their felony remedy, and social norms pertaining to same-sex allure, this reference encompasses a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on particular nations and areas, influential old figures, legislation that criminalized same-sex sexuality, quite a few old phrases which were used to consult elements of same-sex love, and modern occasions and felony decisions.

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Extremal Fuzzy Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications: 28 by Gia Sirbiladze

By Gia Sirbiladze

In this publication the writer offers a brand new method of the learn of weakly structurable dynamic structures. It differs from different methods through contemplating time as a resource of fuzzy uncertainty in dynamic structures. It starts with a radical advent, the place the overall examine area, the issues, and methods in their ideas are mentioned. The booklet then progresses systematically by way of first protecting the theoretical facets ahead of tackling the functions. within the program part, a software program library is defined, which incorporates discrete EFDS id tools elaborated in the course of basic learn of the book.

Extremal Fuzzy Dynamic Systems should be of curiosity to theoreticians drawn to modeling fuzzy methods, to researchers who use fuzzy records, in addition to practitioners from varied disciplines whose examine pursuits comprise irregular, severe and monotone approaches in nature and society. Graduate scholars locate this publication useful.

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Regulation of the Power Sector (Power Systems) by Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga

By Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga

Regulation of the facility Sector is a unified, constant and finished therapy of the theories and practicalities of legislation in smooth power-supply platforms. the necessity for new release to take place on the time of use occasioned via the impracticality of large-scale electrical energy garage coupled with consistent and sometimes unpredictable adjustments trendy make electricity-supply structures huge, dynamic and intricate and their legislation a frightening task.

Arranged in 4 elements, this publication addresses either conventional regulatory frameworks and in addition liberalized and re-regulated environments. First, an creation supplies an entire characterization of strength provide together with engineering, fiscal and regulatory viewpoints. the second one half offers the basics of legislation and the 3rd appears to be like on the rules of specific elements of the ability area intimately. complex subject matters and matters nonetheless open or topic to dispute shape the content material of half IV.

In a zone the place regulatory layout is the main motive force of either the potency and the returns on funding, Regulation of the facility Sector is directed at regulators, coverage choice makers, company managers and researchers. it's a pragmatic textual content, well-tested by means of the authors’ quarter-century of expertise of energy platforms from around the globe. energy procedure pros and scholars in any respect degrees will derive a lot enjoy the authors’ wealth of combined thought and real-world-derived know-how.

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Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent Fuel Problem (Pergamon by Harvard University. Nuclear Nonproliferation Study

By Harvard University. Nuclear Nonproliferation Study Group.,Frederick C. Williams,David A. Deese

Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Spent gas challenge examines the talk in regards to the garage of spent gasoline generated through nuclear reactors and its implications for nuclear nonproliferation efforts. capability obstacles to the institution or growth of nationwide garage amenities for spent gas are mentioned, in addition to possible choices.
This publication covers a wide spectrum of attainable multinational and overseas preparations for spent gasoline administration, starting from rather benign overseas oversight of nationwide amenities to preparations for bilateral and neighborhood cooperation, or even the production of totally new foreign institutional mechanisms. The technical, financial, political, and felony features of coping with spent gasoline are explored, paying specific realization to japanese Europe, Western Europe, the Indian Ocean Basin, Asia, the center East, and Latin the United States. Public attitudes towards nuclear power, in particular with reference to the problem of radioactive waste disposal, also are thought of. the ultimate bankruptcy appears to be like on the political facets of nuclear nonproliferation as a rule and of spent gasoline administration specifically.
This monograph should be of curiosity to govt officers and policymakers curious about nuclear power and nonproliferation.

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence by Janet M Bennett

By Janet M Bennett

In 1980, SAGE released Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: “There are truths in this aspect of the Pyrenees which are falsehoods at the other.” The e-book turned a classic—one of the main mentioned resources in theSocial technology quotation Index—and for this reason seemed in a moment version in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on topics explored in that e-book. Cultural competence refers back to the set of attitudes, practices, and rules that permits someone or business enterprise to paintings good with humans from differing cultural teams. different comparable phrases comprise cultural sensitivity, transcultural abilities, variety competence, and multicultural services. What defines a tradition? What obstacles could block profitable verbal exchange among members or businesses of differing cultures? How can these boundaries be understood and navigated to augment intercultural verbal exchange and knowing? those questions and extra are defined in the pages of this new reference work.

Key Features:

  • 300 to 350 entries equipped in A-to-Z style in volumes
  • Signed entries that finish with Cross-References and recommendations for extra Readings
  • Thematic “Reader’s consultant” within the entrance subject grouping  related entries by way of huge subject areas
  • Chronology that offers a ancient viewpoint of the advance of cultural competence as a discrete box of study
  • Resources appendix and a finished Index

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous resource on intercultural competence and similar matters, making it a must have reference for all educational libraries.

 

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Dynamics of Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems (Springer Series in by Muthusamy Lakshmanan,Dharmapuri Vijayan Senthilkumar

By Muthusamy Lakshmanan,Dharmapuri Vijayan Senthilkumar

Synchronization of chaotic structures, a patently nonlinear phenomenon, has emerged as a hugely lively interdisciplinary examine subject on the interface of physics, biology, utilized arithmetic and engineering sciences. during this connection, time-delay platforms defined via hold up differential equations have constructed as particularly
suitable instruments for modeling particular dynamical structures. certainly, time-delay is ubiquitous in lots of actual platforms, for instance as a result of finite
switching speeds of amplifiers in digital circuits, finite lengths of cars in site visitors flows, finite sign propagation occasions in organic networks and circuits, and particularly quite often every time reminiscence results are relevant.

This monograph offers the fundamentals of chaotic time-delay structures and their synchronization with an emphasis at the results of time-delay suggestions which provide upward push to new collective dynamics.
Special consciousness is dedicated to scalar chaotic/hyperchaotic time-delay
systems, and a few larger order versions, happening in several branches of technological know-how and know-how in addition to to the synchronization in their coupled models.

Last yet now not least, the presentation as an entire strives for a stability among the required mathematical description of the basics
and the distinct presentation of real-world applications.

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Geometric Design of Linkages: 11 (Interdisciplinary Applied by J. Michael McCarthy,Gim Song Soh

By J. Michael McCarthy,Gim Song Soh

This booklet is an creation to the mathematical thought of layout for articulated mechanical platforms often called linkages. the point of interest is on sizing mechanical constraints that advisor the circulate of a piece piece, or end-effector, of the approach. The functionality of the machine is prescribed as a suite of positions to be on hand via the end-effector; and the mechanical constraints are shaped via joints that restrict relative flow. The objective is to discover all of the units which can in achieving a particular job. Formulated during this means the layout challenge is solely geometric in personality. robotic manipulators, jogging machines, and mechanical arms are examples of articulated mechanical structures that depend upon basic mechanical constraints to supply a fancy workspace for the tip- effector. the foundations provided during this e-book shape the basis for a layout concept for those units. The emphasis, in spite of the fact that, is on articulated structures with fewer levels of freedom than that of the common robot approach, and accordingly, much less complexity. This e-book may be worthy to arithmetic, engineering and desktop technology departments instructing classes on mathematical modeling of robotics and different articulated mechanical systems.

This new version comprises learn result of the previous decade at the synthesis of multi loop planar and round linkages, and using homotopy equipment and Clifford algebras within the synthesis of spatial serial chains. One new bankruptcy at the synthesis of spatial serial chains introduces numerical homotopy and the linear product decomposition of polynomial systems.  the second one new bankruptcy introduces the Clifford algebra formula of the kinematics equations of serial chain robots. Examples are use all through to illustrate the theory.

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Lyapunov-Based Control of Mechanical Systems (Control by Marcio S. de Queiroz,Darren M. Dawson,Siddharth P.

By Marcio S. de Queiroz,Darren M. Dawson,Siddharth P. Nagarkatti,Fumin Zhang

The layout of nonlinear controllers for mechanical platforms has been an ex­ tremely energetic region of study within the final 20 years. From a theoretical standpoint, this cognizance will be attributed to their fascinating dynamic habit, which makes them appropriate benchmarks for nonlinear regulate the­ oreticians. nevertheless, contemporary technological advances have produced many real-world engineering purposes that require the automated con­ trol of mechanical structures. the mechanism for de­ frequently, Lyapunov-based options are applied as veloping diverse nonlinear keep an eye on buildings for mechanical platforms. The attract of the Lyapunov-based framework for mechanical method keep an eye on de­ signal can probably be assigned to the truth that Lyapunov functionality candi­ dates can frequently be made from actual perception into the mechanics of the method. that's, regardless of the nonlinearities, couplings, and/or the versatile results linked to the process, Lyapunov-based concepts can usually be used to research the soundness of the closed-loop method through the use of an power­ like functionality because the Lyapunov functionality candidate. In perform, the layout approach frequently has a tendency to be an iterative approach that leads to the demise of many timber. that's, the controller and energy-like functionality are usually built in live performance to foster an effective balance estate and/or robustness estate. thankfully, during the last 15 years, many method the­ ory and keep an eye on researchers have worked during this sector to provide a number of layout instruments that may be utilized in a number of situations.

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The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo (Archimedes) by José Chabás,B.R. Goldstein

By José Chabás,B.R. Goldstein

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians operating within the fields of astronomy, technology, the center a while, Spanish and different Romance languages. it's also of curiosity to students drawn to the background of Castile, in Castilian-French kin within the heart a long time and within the historical past of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the Alfonsine Tables and provides a research in their context, language, astronomical content material, and diffusion.


The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is exclusive in that it: comprises an version of an important textual content in background of technology; presents an evidence of astronomy because it was once practiced within the center a while; provides considerable fabric on early medical language in Castilian; offers new fabric at the diffusion of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe; describes the function of royal patronage of technological know-how in a medieval context.

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