number of books on various aspects of concrete design and detailing have
been published but this is believed to be the first comprehensive detailing
manual. The aim of this book is to cover a wide range of topics, so simplifying
and reducing the work required to prepare structural drawings and details in
reinforced, prestressed, precast and composite concrete.
The book initially provides a list of extracts from relevant codes and current
practices. Where drawings are carried out using imperial units, a conversion
table is provided to change them into SI units.
The modelling of mechanical systems provides engineers and students with the methods to model and understand mechanical systems by using both mathematical and computer-based tools. Written by an eminent authority in the field, this is the second of four volumes which provide engineers with a comprehensive resource on this cornerstone mechanical engineering subject.
Dealing with continuous systems, this book covers solid mechanics, beams, plates and shells.
This work develops and defends a structural view of the nature of mathematics,
which is used to explain a number of striking features of mathematics
that have puzzled philosophers for centuries. It rejects the most widely
held philosophical view of mathematics (Platonism), according to which
mathematics is a science dealing with mathematical objects such as sets and
numbers—objects which are believed not to exist in the physical world.
This paper proposes a new class-based m e t h o d to estimate the strength of association in word co-occurrence for the purpose of structural disambiguation. To deal with sparseness of data, we use a conceptual dictionary as the source for acquiring upper classes of the words related in t h e co-occurrence, and then use t-scores to determine a pair of classes to be employed for calculating the strength of association. We have applied our m e t h o d to determining dependency relations in Japanese and prepositional phrase attachments in English. ...
The Head-driven Phrase Structure G r a m m a r project ( H P S G ) is an English language database query system under development at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. Unlike other product-oriented efforts in the natural language understanding field, the H P S G system was designed and implemented by linguists on the basis of recent theoretical developments. But, unlike other implementations of linguistic theories, this system is not a toy, as it deals with a variety of practical problems not covered in the theoretical literature. ...
Use of Lambek's (1958) categorial grammar for linguistic work has generally been rather limited. There appear to be two main reasons for this: the notations most commonly used can sometimes obscure the structure of proofs and fail to clearly convey linguistic structure, and the cMculus as it stands is apparently not powerful enough to describe many phenomena encountered in natural language. In this paper we suggest ways of dealing with both these deficiencies.
We present a learning framework for structured support vector models in which boosting and bagging methods are used to construct ensemble models. We also propose a selection method which is based on a switching model among a set of outputs of individual classiﬁers when dealing with natural language parsing problems.
Thls article deals with the interpretation of conceptual operations underlying the communicative use of natural language (NL) within the Structured Inheritance Network (Sl-Nets) paradigm. The operations are reduced to functions of a f o ~ a l language, thus changing the level of abstraction of the operations to be performed on SI-Nets. In this sense, operations on SI-Nets are not merely isomorphic to single epistemologleal objects, but can be viewed as a simulation of processes on a different level, that pertaining to the conceptual system of NL.
In this presentation, we covered: Dealing with node-based allocation with arrays; internally, it is still a linked list, only the nodes are contiguous in memory; it is no longer necessary to call the operating system for each new node; doubling the memory used is straight-forward; to halve the memory used, we just follow the linked list.
Is a branch of polymer science dealing with analysis and characterisation of polymers. üThe complication of macromolecular chains, the dispersion in molecular weight, tacticity, crystallinity, orientation, composition of polymers etc. and complex morphological systems ⇒ analysis of polymer ≠ the small organic materials ⇒ Focus on viscoelastic properties, dynamic mechanical testing.
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occurrence of a trademarked name, we use names in an editorial fashion only, and to the benefit of the trademark
owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark. Where such designations appear in this book, they have
been printed with initial caps.
This book—which can be used alone, along with another writing-skills text of your choice, or in combination
with the LearningExpress publication,Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day—will give
you practice dealing with capitalization, punctuation, basic grammar, sentence structure, organization,
paragraph development, and essay writing. It is designed to be used by individuals working on their own and
for teachers or tutors helping students learn or review basic writing skills.
Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Object-Relational Features describes
how to use the object-relational features of the Oracle Server, 10g Release 1 (10.1).
Information in this guide applies to versions of the Oracle Server that run on all
platforms, and does not include system-specific information. Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Object-Relational Features is intended
for programmers developing new applications or converting existing applications
to run in the Oracle environment.
From 1992 to 2000, the pace of merger activity rose to unprecedented
levels. An environment of sustained economic growth
and rising stock prices facilitated transactions. Toward the end
of 2000, the economic climate shifted and merger activity in the
fourth quarter declined. The economy showed only small growth
during the first quarter of 2001. Excess capacity in a number of
industries had developed, and sales and profit disappointments
began to widen. The business cycle had returned. Valuations in
Internet companies and other high-tech industries have been
sharply revised downward.
This volume covers a diverse collection of topics dealing with some of the fundamental
concepts and applications embodied in the study of nonlinear dynamics. Each of the 15
chapters contained in this compendium generally fit into one of five topical areas: physics
applications, nonlinear oscillators, electrical and mechanical systems, biological and
behavioral applications or random processes. The authors of these chapters have
contributed a stimulating cross section of new results, which provide a fertile spectrum of
ideas that will inspire both seasoned researches and students....
Well into the swiftly approaching millennium, project management will continue to be a highly desired skill
in the midst of great change. Because rigid organizational boundaries and responsibilities have blurred and
new technologies are changing the ways of doing business, results must be delivered more quickly and
accurately than ever before. These circumstances call for people who can deal with ambiguity and time
pressures while simultaneously accomplishing project goals—in other words, people who display excellence
in project management....
This book deals with a crucial aspect of mechanical systems design: the synthesis and
control of movements of machine components. The scientific research in this area is strongly
linked to the evolution of robotics and mechatronics and is focused on various aspects of
The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The mitigation of such kind of hazards spans from detailed studies on seismicity, evaluation of site effects, and seismo-induced landslides, tsunamis as well as and the design and analysis of structures to resist such actions. The study of earthquakes ties together science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when they inevitably occur.
Structured cabling is a systematic approach to cabling. It is a method for creating an organized cabling system that can be easily understood by installers, network administrators, and any other technicians that deal with cables.
There is a choice of books on securitization, collateralized debt obligations
(CDOs), and structured credit products. In fact, both of
us have written other books on the subject. This book, however, was
conceived as a short, handy and easy-to-comprehend guide to securitization,
minus technical details. The idea originated while both of
us were working on a comprehensive article on securitization: One
which says it all in a limited space and serves as a curtain-raiser
on the subject.