Inspired by the work of Dubois and Laurent (1994), Leibenstein (1950), Mason (1992), Kapferer (1998), Eastman
et al. (1999) Phau and Prendergast (2000), and Dubois et al. (2001) on the evaluation of luxury brands, Vigneron
and Johnson (2004) developed a framework of ‗brand luxury index‘ proposing that the luxury-seeking consumer‘s
decision-making process can be explained by five main factors that form a semantic network.
This book has grown out of the 16,000 pages of
documents that the CIA released to me under the Freedom
of Information Act. Without these documents, the best
investigative reporting in the world could not have
produced a book, and the secrets of CIA mind-control work
would have remained buried forever, as the men who knew
them had always intended. From the documentary base, I
was able to expand my knowledge through interviews and
readings in the behavioral sciences. Nevertheless, the
final result is not the whole story of the CIA's attack
on the mind. Only a few insiders could...
There has been ongoing concern that some regulations, rules, and government policies place a disproportionate burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs. For this reason, small businesses often receive special regulatory treatment, such as exemptions from legislation or extended deadlines for
When we consider the discoveries connected with the Stone age as a whole, we are struck with the immense numbers of weapons of every kind and of every variety of form found in different regions of the globe. The Roman domination extended over a great part of the Old World, and it lasted for many centuries. Everywhere this people, illustrious amongst the nations, has left tokens of its power and of its industry. Roman weapons, jewelry, and coins occupy considerable spaces in our museums; but numerous as are these relics of the Romans, they are far inferior in number...
The field of industrial electronics covers a plethora of problems that must be solved in industrial practice.
Electronic systems control many processes that begin with the control of relatively simple devices like
electric motors, through more complicated devices such as robots, to the control of entire fabrication
processes. An industrial electronics engineer deals with many physical phenomena as well as the sensors
that are used to measure them.
The author gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial
Technology, Steam System BestPractices Program for sponsoring the development of this guide. Special
thanks are extended to Fred Hart and Bob Gemmer of DOE for their support and guidance.
Attenuators are used in a wide variety of applications and can satisfy almost any requirement where a reduction in power
is needed. Attenuators are used to extend the dynamic range of devices such as power meters and amplifiers, reduce
signal levels to detectors, match circuits and are used daily in lab applications to aid in product design. Attenuators are also
used to balance out transmission lines that otherwise would have unequal signal levels.
MECA offers a wide selection of attenuators designed to exceed commercial specifications.
Managing Cisco Network Security, offers updated and revised information covering many of Cisco's security products that provide protection from threats, detection of network security incidents, measurement of vulnerability and policy compliance and management of security policy across an extended organization. These are the tools that network administrators have to mount defenses against threats.
This chapter presents basic knowledge on the special kind of the machining process in which a workpiece material hardened to 45–70 HRC hardness or more is machined with mixed ceramic or CBN tools. An extended comparison with finish grinding, as well with other abrasive finishing processes, is carried out. Specific cutting characteristics, including cutting forces, chip formation mechanisms and tool wear modes with relevant interface temperatures are discussed in terms of process conditions. Currently developing finite element (FE) and analytical modelling is overviewed.
Tropical medicine research holds a special place as an important activity that as a
consequence of multiple factors, such as globalization and migration has extended and
reaffirms its importance not only in tropical developing countries but also in nonendemic
areas in the developed world. The update on different aspects related to the
practice of tropical medicine and their multiple components needs to be frequently
visited. Three of the most important infectious terminal diseases in the world that
belong or significantly affect tropical areas are AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
This book assumes that you already have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop’s interface and understand the functionality of its tools. It also assumes that you are somewhat proficient with putting concepts together using multiple imagery. What this book does not assume is that the Photoshop prac- titioner is proficient in utilizing 3D texturing or animation. We are going to continue to use compositing and special effects to create artwork, but this time, we will take a deeper journey into discovering the potential of CS5 Extended’s 3D tools and functionality.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Part 4. Nutrition Chapter 73. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Therapy
Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Therapy: Introduction
The ability to provide specialized nutritional support (SNS) represents a major advance in medical therapy.
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Head nodes are used to host applications that may not typically be thought of as part of database management
systems. Head nodes extend the functional capabilities of the DBMS to include sophisticated and specialized
software capabilities that might otherwise be beyond the domain of commodity DBMS features. Examples are Web
application servers and business intelligence solutions.
Head nodes are often implemented using discrete hardware and operating system configurations (for example, an
Intel processor running Windows XP).
This paper describes an unsupervised dynamic graphical model for morphological segmentation and bilingual morpheme alignment for statistical machine translation. The model extends Hidden Semi-Markov chain models by using factored output nodes and special structures for its conditional probability distributions. It relies on morpho-syntactic and lexical source-side information (part-of-speech, morphological segmentation) while learning a morpheme segmentation over the target language. Our model outperforms a competitive word alignment system in alignment quality. ...
The ability to provide specialized nutritional support (SNS) represents a major advance in medical therapy. Nutritional support, via either enteral or parenteral routes, is used in two main settings: (1) to provide adequate nutritional intake during the recuperative phase of illness or injury, when the patient's ability to ingest or absorb nutrients is impaired, and (2) to support the patient during the systemic response to inflammation, injury, or infection during an extended critical illness. SNS is also used in patients with permanent loss of intestinal length or function.
In this paper we consider a combinatorial optimization problem that is similar to the bottleneck traveling salesman problem. We show that an optimal tour for this problem is pyramidal tour (1, 3, 5,…, n,…, 6, 4, 2) or consists of some pyramidal subtours. The above 7methods can be extended to complete bipartite graphs. 1.
It is well-known that the traveling salesman problem (TSP) is strongly NP-hard (cf. , p. 353). But for some special cases of the TSP can be solvable in polynomial time. ...
I extend my appreciation to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the
Department of Endodontics for their help and support. To my fellow residents, a special thank
you for making my experience at the Faculty of Dentistry enjoyable and memorable.
I am eternally thankful to my parents for all their sacrifices and the opportunities they provided
me. Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank my wife and two daughters for their love,
support and patience. I owe the most to the sacrifices they made over the past 3 years.
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