In the last decades, the Shape Memory Alloys, with their peculiar thermo-mechanical properties, high corrosion and extraordinary fatigue resistance, have become more popular in research and engineering applications. This book contains a number of relevant international contributions related to their properties, constitutive models and numerical simulation, medical and civil engineering applications, as well as aspects related to their processing.
Variation in the morphology of the adult male reproductive system among different groups of
Hymenoptera offer characteristics that help studies of behavior and the evolutionary history of
this group. The objective of this study was to describe the adult male reproductive system of the
wasp Polistes versicolor versicolor Olivier (Vespidae: Polistini). The reproductive systems were
dissected, fixed and embedded for light microscopy. In P. v. versicolor, the reproductive system
includes a pair of testes, each one with three fusiform follicles.
Shape memory alloys have become in the past decades a well established research subject. However, the complex relations between properties and structure have created a continuously growing interest for a deeper insight all this time. The complexity of relationships between structure and properties is mostly related to the fact that strong ?multidimensional? interactions are taking place: from the early studies focusing on the thermal and/or mechanical induced phase transformations to the more recent findings on the magnetically induced structural changes.
Understanding of the neuroendocrine system provides an insight into a wide range of
bodily and mental processes, e.g. from water balance to social activity.
Neuroendocrinology and Behavior brings its readers a concise guide to up-to-date
knowledge on the function of the endocrine glands and organs in association with
neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and behavioral manifestations. In particular, this
volume provides a unique medium for interactions across these multiple levels of the
exploration on neuroendocrinology, behavior, and related disorders....
Aesthetic feelings are distinguished from sensory feelings, now, by the fact that the former
are related to the content of a presentation, the latter to the act itself.
Thus sensory feelings, but
not aesthetic feelings, are directly sensitive to the quality and intensity of the act, and all
sensations are, above a certain intensity, painful. Further, the sensory feeling disappears or is at
least reduced to an almost unnoticeable intensity in the passage from sensation (perception) to a
reproduced presentation in memory. ...
Before sending data across the network, Oracle Net buffers and encapsulates data into
the session data unit (SDU). Oracle Net sends the data stored in this buffer when the
buffer is full, flushed, or when database server tries to read data. When large amounts
of data are being transmitted or when the message size is consistent, adjusting the size
of the SDU buffers can improve performance, network utilization, or memory
consumption. You can deploy SDU at the client, the application Web server, and the
The Parietofrontal Network for Spatial Orientation: Neglect and Related Conditions
Adaptive orientation to significant events within the extrapersonal space is subserved by a large-scale network containing three major cortical components. The cingulate cortex provides access to a limbic-motivational mapping of the extrapersonal space, the posterior parietal cortex to a sensorimotor representation of salient extrapersonal events, and the frontal eye fields to motor strategies for attentional behaviors (Fig. 27-2).
The prefrontal network plays an important role in behaviors that require an integration of thought with emotion and motivation. There is no simple formula for summarizing the diverse functional affiliations of the prefrontal network. Its integrity appears important for the simultaneous awareness of context, options, consequences, relevance, and emotional impact so as to allow the formulation of adaptive inferences, decisions, and actions.
A second feature of stock market return volatility which has received considerable attention is
the fact that stock return volatility has a transitory (rapid decay) and a more permanent (slow
decay) component. It was noted that real data on stock return has a longer memory in volatility
than the one GARCH models suggest. This observation lead to the development of the component
GARCH (CGARCH) models by Ding and Granger (1996) and Engle and Lee (1999).
We do not see significant differences in behavior of the younger and older
subjects. Somewhat surprisingly subjects more often than not chose the lower average
payoff decks. Among older subjects, 58% chose the lower payoff decks on four or more
of the six choices, while 59% of the younger subjects did so (Table 1 and Figure 3). The
proportions were similar across age groups for each of the six different deck pairs Older
women were significantly more likely than older men to choose the lower mean, higher
variance decks (Figure 4).Of the 54 choices made by the...
Amazon Pages are customized landing pages for presenting your brand’s products at Amazon.com—customized by you, using simple yet professional templates. Amazon Posts lets you publish content to your Amazon Page and to Facebook simultaneously. Both products take advantage of Amazon Analytics, offering metrics about your audience, their shopping behavior, and the performance of your Amazon Page and Amazon Posts. Now you can better understand the impact of your social media and marketing efforts at Amazon.com and across the web....
Gestures and pantomime do not improve communication. The patient does not seem to realize that his or her language is incomprehensible and may appear angry and impatient when the examiner fails to decipher the meaning of a severely paraphasic statement. In some patients this type of aphasia can be associated with severe agitation and paranoid behaviors. One area of comprehension that may be preserved is the ability to follow commands aimed at axial musculature.
Optimizing the Hyper-V Host Ser ver and Guest Sessions
outlines the counters necessary to monitor memory and pagefile usage, along with a description of each.
TABLE 7.3 Important Counters and Descriptions Related to Memory Behavior
Object Memory Counter Committed Bytes Description Monitors how much memory (in bytes) has been allocated by the processes. As this number increases above available RAM, so does the size of the pagefile as paging has increased. Displays the amount of pages that are read from or written to the disk.
This paper contributes to the literature in several ways. Our study is the first to document
that firms are more likely to split their stocks before acquisition announcements and the first
to attempt to explain why they might do so. This paper also contributes to the literature on
managerial opportunistic behaviors. Prior studies identify possible manipulation tools such as
earnings management (Erickson and Wang, 1999; Louis, 2004) and share repurchase (Chan,
Ikenberry, Lee, and Wang, 2005).
It was November 1901, and Karl Deter of Germany did not
know what to do about his wife, Auguste. Over the previous
several months, her behavior had changed drastically. Only fiftyone
years old, Auguste had lost the ability to remember things
from one minute to the next. She had lost the ability to express
herself with words. She was often confused about what day it
was, where she was, and even who she was. She had frequent
outbursts of anger and paranoid thinking. She would hide
things, thinking her family was trying to steal from her.
Welcome! This book provides an opportunity to explore the fascinating,
underpublicized, and sometimes misunderstood subject of social psychology.
In it, twenty-eight intriguing studies that throw light on human social
thinking and behavior are reviewed. These studies, mostly laboratory experiments,
address topics such as people's unawareness of why they do
what they do, the tenacity with which they maintain beliefs despite contrary
evidence, and the surprising extent to which they are influenced by the social
groups to which they belong....
[ Team LiB ] F.2 Behavioral DRAM Model This example describes a behavioral implementation of a 256K x 16 DRAM. The DRAM has 256K 16-bit memory locations. The input/output ports of the DRAM are shown in Figure F-2. Figure F-2.
Quicksort is a sorting algorithm developed by Tony Hoare that, on average, makes comparisons to sort n items. In the worst case, it makes comparisons, though this behavior is rare. Quicksort is often faster in practice than other algorithms. Additionally, quicksort's sequential and localized memory references work well with a cache. Quicksort can be implemented with an in-place partitioning algorithm, so the entire sort can be done with only additional space.
To the memory of my father. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? -1 Corinthians Need I look upon a death's head in a ring, that have one in my face? John Donne, "Devotions" CHAPTER 1 Behavioral Science, the FBI section that deals with serial murder, is on the bottom floor of the Acad¬emy building at Quantico, half-buried in the earth. Clarice Starling reached it flushed after a fast walk from Hogan's Alley on the firing range. She had grass in her hair and...
Encourage participants to discuss the differences between the original phrase
and the fi nal one. Ask participants to examine how misunderstandings occur
through gossip and the spreading of rumors. Suggest a positive behavior or
action in order to deal with rumors (i.e. try to talk with the person who is
spreading the rumor; talk to friend about how you are feeling; if the rumor
involves someone else, discuss it with that person; keep yourself grounded by
remembering it is just a rumor and will probably fade from people’s memory
and become less important to people)....