Direct methods

The art of watercolor involves a great many techniques. One I follow is called the "direct method" and is achieved by attempting to paint accurate color values and shapes in the first stages of the painting process. Of course, adjustments will be made in some areas before the work is completed. Even so, the "direct method" saves a great deal of time and allows the colors to glow with freshness. Pencil Sketch The first step to success is to choose fine source material. I choose one of my own photographs that has good color and composition. Having taken the photo,...
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This is an intermediate level postcalculus text on mathematical and statistical methods, directed toward the needs of chemists. It has developed out of a course that I teach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for thirdyear undergraduate chemistry majors and, with additional assignments, for chemistry graduate students.
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Casting process is the most direct method of producing a product from the chosen material. Though products in all the three major classes of materials, metals, ceramics and polymers can be produced by this method, casting of metals is by far the most widely used process. The basic steps in the casting process are preparation of the material in the liquid state, transferring the liquid material into a shaping mold, allowing the transformation of liquid material in the mold into a solid form.
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This Part of BS 5080 has been prepared under the direction of the Civil Engineering and Building Structures Standards Committee and describes a method for conducting tests under shear forces on structural fixings installed in concrete or masonry materials used in building and civil engineering construction. A structural fixing joins, supports or retains components, and may be defined as one that has been designed to resist some form of loading, since its failure will have structural significance....
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Charging of batteries must be conducted with direct current. Alternative current or rotary current have to be transformed. Mostly semiconductor rectiﬁers are employed for this task. Methods for battery charging vary with demand and the charging time is of great importance. The charging devices can be divided into those that charge above gassing voltage and those that do not. Chargers that exceed gassing voltage during charging are employed for charging one battery at a time, while the ones that do not exceed gassing voltage can be used for parallel charging of several batteries. ...
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The importance of particle characterization in both the research and development, and the manufacture and quality control of materials and products that we use in our everyday lives is, in some sense, invisible to those of us not directly involved with these activities. Few of us know how particle size, shape, or surface characteristics can influence, for example, the efficacy of a painreliever, or the efficiency of a catalytic converter, or the resolution of a printer.
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Metabolizable energy (ME) energy is used to denote the energy value of feed for poultry. ME can be expressed as values of apparent metabolizable energy (AME). AME is used to determine the exchange energy food for birds. Vietnam Nehring methods used to estimate the AME value of the raw material fed to chickens. This method is usually the error is large and ...
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In Europe, ambient concentrations of PM10 have been monitored in some urban networks since 1990, but there is currently no coherent overall European PM10 data set, mainly because PM10 has only been systematically monitored in a few member states. In addition, there is, as yet, no standardised method for monitoring PM10 across Europe, although standardisation of PM10 measurement methods is under development (cf. CEN/TC 264/WG6).
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Thank you for rrusting Kaplan Schweser ro help you reach your goals. We are all very pleased to be able to help you prepare for the Level II CFA Exam. In this introduction, I want to explain the resources included with the SchweserNotes, suggest how you can best use Schweser materials to prepare for the exam, and direct you toward other educational resources you will find helpful as you study for the exaro. Besides the SchweserNotes themselves, there are many educational resources available at Schweser.com.
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In this chapter, you will explore foreign direct investment. You will also: Learn about worldwide patterns of foreign direct investment flows and the theories that attempt to explain them; understand important management issues in the foreign direct investment decision; and examine why governments intervene in the flow of foreign direct investment and the methods they use.
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Expanded to include a broader range of problems than the bestselling first edition, Finite Element Method Using MATLAB: Second Edition presents finite element approximation concepts, formulation, and programming in a format that effectively streamlines the learning process. It is written from a general engineering and mathematical perspective rather than that of a solid/structural mechanics basis.
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Tham khảo sách 'drug stereochemistry analytical methods and f'hannacology second edition_1', y tế  sức khoẻ, y học thường thức phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
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Accurate network trac measurement is required for ac counting, bandwidth provisioning and detecting DoS at tacks. These applications see the trac as a collection of ﬂows they need to measure. As link speeds and the number of ﬂows increase, keeping a counter for each ﬂow is too ex pensive (using SRAM) or slow (using DRAM). The current stateoftheart methods (Cisco's sampled NetFlow) which log periodically sampled packets are slow, inaccurate and resourceintensive.
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This paper describes methods for relating (threading) multiple newspaper articles, and for visualizing various characteristics of them by using a directed graph. A set of articles is represented by a set of word vectors, and the similarity between the vectors is then calculated. The graph is constructed from the similarity matrix. By applying some constraints on the chronological ordering of articles, an efficient threading algorithm that runs in O(n) time (where n is the number of articles) is obtained. ...
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Appendix 14A: The direct method of determining the net cash provided by operating activities. After studying this, you should be able to: Prepare a statement of cash flows using the indirect method to determine the net cash provided by operating activities, compute free cash flow, use the direct method to determine the net cash provided by operating activities.
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(BQ) Part 1 book "The finite element method (Volume 1: The basis)" has contents: Some preliminaries  The standard discrete system, a direct approach to problems in elasticity; plane stress and plane strain; axisymmetric stress analysis; the patch test, reduced integration, and nonconforming elements,... and other contents.
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This work describes an online application that uses Natural Language Generation (NLG) methods to generate walking directions in combination with dynamic 2D visualisation. We make use of third party resources, which provide for a given query (geographic) routes and landmarks along the way. We present a statistical model that can be used for generating natural language directions. This model is trained on a corpus of walking directions annotated with POS, grammatical information, framesemantics and markup for temporal structure. ...
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Lasso is a regularization method for parameter estimation in linear models. It optimizes the model parameters with respect to a loss function subject to model complexities. This paper explores the use of lasso for statistical language modeling for text input. Owing to the very large number of parameters, directly optimizing the penalized lasso loss function is impossible.
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This paper proposes the “Hierarchical Directed Acyclic Graph (HDAG) Kernel” for structured natural language data. The HDAG Kernel directly accepts several levels of both chunks and their relations, and then efﬁciently computes the weighed sum of the number of common attribute sequences of the HDAGs. We applied the proposed method to question classiﬁcation and sentence alignment tasks to evaluate its performance as a similarity measure and a kernel function. The results of the experiments demonstrate that the HDAG Kernel is superior to other kernel functions and baseline methods. ...
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This article outlines a new method of locating discourse boundaries based on lexical cohesion and a graphical technique called dotplotting. The application of dotplotting to discourse segmentation can be performed either manually, by examining a graph, or automatically, using an optimization algorithm. The results of two experiments involving automatically locating boundaries between a series of concatenated documents are presented. Areas of application and future directions for this work are also outlined. Introduction In general, texts are "about" some topic. ...
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