Throughout the ages people have sought to understand the world around them and to
explain it in a systematic way. A system is simply a group of elements which work together to
achieve a purpose. Systems can be very large, such as the system of courts and laws we call our
'legal system', or very small, such as the system involved in cleaning your teeth. Systems can
occur in nature or be designed by people. The water cycle (described below) is an example of a
natural system. Banking systems and computer systems are examples of systems designed by
I sent the columnist/tutor an e-mail, starting off softly: “Enjoyed your column, blah blah,
impressed you also know so much about math, blah blah. And by the way, you might want to
check your source on the split infinitives stuff. The Associated Press Stylebook, The Chicago
Manual of Style, Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, Garner’s Modern American Usage
and others all say there’s no such rule.”
The columnist wrote me back. Her response: “I could not disagree more.”
Brand identityis a combination of factors: Name, logo, symbols, design, packaging, product or service performance, and image or associations in the consumer’s mind. equity.IMCplays a major role in the process of developing and sustaining brand identity and equity.
Recreation is an important aspect in the life of human beings. Anglers
represent the major group of leisure seekers, and have a determined advantage over
the other groups who make use of nature’s wonderful creatures and elements for
food. Consequently, the popularity of fishing in many areas had continuously dominated the society.
The Unified Modelling Language, or the UML, is a graphical modelling language that
provides us with a syntax for describing the major elements (called artifacts in the
UML) of software systems. In this course, we will explore the main aspects of the
UML, and describe how the UML can be applied to software development projects.
Through to its core, UML leans towards object oriented software development, so in
this course, we will also explore some of the important principles of object
One of the four major elements of the marketing mix is price. Một trong bốn yếu tố
chính của marketing hỗn hợp là giá cả. Pricing is an important strategic issue because it
is related to product positioning. Giá cả là một vấn đề chiến lược quan trọng bởi vì nó
có liên quan đến định vị sản phẩm. Furthermore, pricing affects other marketing mix
elements such as product features, channel decisions, and promotion.
Chapter 1. A strategic framework for CRM. Customer Relationship Management, or CRM, is increasingly found at the top of corporate agendas. Companies large and small across a variety of sectors are embracing CRM as a major element of corporate strategy for two important reasons
Definition and Basic
Elements ● Development is an ongoing, dynamic, long-term change
or evolution that occurs because of various learning
experiences. (London and Mauer, 2004)
● Leader development
○ is the “expansion of a person’s capacity to be effective
in leadership roles and processes” (McCauley and Van
○ focuses on the individual and involves providing
leaders with the tools that they need to improve their
effectiveness in the various roles they play.
Automated Continuous Process Control pulls together–in one compact and practical volume–the essentials for understanding, designing, and operating process control systems. This comprehensive guide covers the major elements of process control in a well-defined and ordered framework. Concepts are clearly presented, with minimal reliance on mathematical equations and strong emphasis on practical, real-life examples.
This book is about what we consider the essentials of human nutrition.
The science of human nutrition deals with all the effects on people of any component
found in food. This starts with the physiological and biochemical processes involved
in nourishment—how substances in food provide energy or are converted into body
tissues, and the diseases that result from insufficiency or excess of essential nutrients
(malnutrition). The role of food components in the development of chronic degenerative
disease like coronary heart disease, cancers, dental caries, etc.
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy is an analytical technique used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the elements present in different samples like food, nanomaterials, biomaterials, forensics, and industrial wastes. The main aim of this book is to cover all major topics which are required to equip scholars with the recent advancement in this field. The book is divided into 12 chapters with an emphasis on specific topics.
This refers to the ability to fully understand the relationship between strategy and culture as the
two major elements in business success. Here the practitioner must understand all the human
and organizational elements which impact the organization's ability to successfully deliver its
strategies, and be able to manage these holistically to ensure results are achieved.
Defense in Depth is practical strategy for achieving Information Assurance in today’s highly networked environments. It is a “best practices” strategy in that it relies on the intelligent application of techniques and technologies that exist today. The strategy recommends a balance between the protection capability and cost, performance, and operational considerations. This paper provides an overview of the major elements of the strategy and provides links to resources that provide additional insight....
Suppose that you'd like to provide a service to the public or to some business
partners: They can send you two strings and you will concatenate them and
return the string. Of course, in the real world you provide a more useful service.
There are several major requirements: First, the users may be using different
languages (Java, C# and etc.) and using different platforms (Windows, Linux
and etc.). Your service must be accessible by different languages and
platforms. Second, they will call your service across the Internet and there may
be firewalls in between.
This book is a slightly revised and updated version of my doctoral thesis, which
I defended in June 2007. As so many Ph.D. candidates before me have noted,
writing a doctoral thesis is a lonely enterprise. This has been particularly true
for a person preparing a thesis on space law in Finland, which clearly does
not rank among the major spacefaring countries and has little history in space
law research. The solitary hours I have spent with this eﬀort are countless.
Nevertheless, numerous other persons and institutions have contributed to the
process in one way or another.
Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz, CBE, FRS, FREng is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He holds the UNESCO Chair of Numerical Methods in Engineering at the Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He was the head of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Wales Swansea between 1961 and 1989. He established that department as one of the primary centres of ®nite element research.
This publication was commissioned by the Reinforced Concrete Council, which was set up to promote better knowl-
edge and understanding of reinforced concrete design and building technology. The Council’s members are Co-Steel
Sheerness plc and Allied Steel & Wire, representing the major suppliers of reinforcing steel in the UK, and the British
Cement Association, representing the major manufacturers of Portland cement in the UK. Charles Goodchild is Senior
Engineer for the Reinforced Concrete Council. He was responsible for the concept and management of this publication....
Typically, Business Angels take minority stakes; according to the study, only 5% of the BA financed
companies have majority participations of Business Angels. Slightly more than 50% received
financing at or before creation. Almost one third received support 3 years after creation - this
means that Business Angels do not only finance companies in the seed and start-up, but also in
the expansion phase.
Table 2 below shows the attributes of companies with Business Angel or/and VC support.