Parallel universe

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  • 'It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket...' Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country...

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  • The talk proceeds as follows: (1) we summarize OT and its applications to UG. The we present (2) learning and (3) parsing algorithms for OT. Finally, (4) we show how crucial elements of OT emerge from connectionism, and discuss the one central feature of OT which so far eludes connectionist explanation. (1) In OT, UG provides a set of highly general universal constraints which apply in parallel to assess the wellformedness of possible structural descriptions of linguistic inputs.

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  • AFTER some fourteen years of teaching in American colleges and universities the author finds that the average high school graduate has not developed in himself a mathematical type of reasoning. lie therefore hopes that this treatment may in some measure accomplish this purpose. The first few chapters are devoted to a thorough review of high school algebra, for the author is convinced that most college freshmen need considerable drill on the fundamental processes of algebra before attempting a very extensive study of mathematics....

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  • Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. [2] (Apriori-like) approach and 2) the frequent pattern growth approach [6] (FP-growth-like). The Apriori-like methods iteratively generate candidate itemset of size (k+1) from frequent itemset of size k and scan the database repetitively to test the frequency of each candidate itemset.

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  • Muterials science emerged in USA, some time in thc carly 1950s. That phrase denoted a new scientific concept, born out of metallurgy, and this book is devoted to the emergence, development and consequences of that concept, in the US and elsewhere. Just who first coined the phrase is not known, but it is clear that by 1956 a number of senior research scientists had acquired the habit of using it.

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  • have clients that say, “I never thought this would happen to me.” Throughout their twenties, when they only had themselves to look after, they did just that, thought about themselves. They made time for their friends, had nights out with the girls, painted their toenails and spent hours in the bath with their faces covered in some gooey, smelly substance that promised eternal youth

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  • Does a clone have a soul? Darling, an astronavigational control unit and personal companion, achieves sentience and wants to know. Now, 200 years and an artificial body later, he is off in search of a dead artist, a living artwork, and the forces behind a mystery that spans the universe. Accompanied by a female assassin, he'll confront the Maker and get the answer.

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  • This project has allowed me the luxury of following my curiosity to its natural end, and it is a pleasure to thank those who have made it possible. Graduate fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays program, the American Association of University Women, and Northwestern University helped to underwrite the early stages of my research and writing. The American Council of Learned Societies, the Horace H. Rackham fund of the University of Michigan, and Duke University provided later sustenance, computer support and time away from teaching duties....

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  • Instead of assembling a new MBA program from existing courses, we chose to first develop a concep- tual foundation that tries to integrate these components based on a common vision and a common set of methods and models. Parallel to the ‘Enterprise Engineer’ approach by Martin (1995), Business Engi- neering was been proposed initially in the mid 1990s as a holistic methodology for the conceptualiza- tion, design, and implementation of IT-enabled business transformation.

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  • The one-sided dependency on investment activity repeatedly subjects the ME industry to pronounced cyclic fluctuations in demand. The client companies’ investment decisions are a response to actual or expected changes in capacity utilisation, earnings, financing costs or general market conditions. These aspects develop in parallel for large areas of the economy, leading to cumulative processes.

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  • Finally, international (foreign currency) credit can also put upward pressure on the real exchange rate, as borrowers exchange foreign for domestic currency for the purchase of domestic goods or assets. With a fixed exchange rate (or within a currency area), real exchange rate appreciation can take the form of relatively rapid inflation. For a country with an independent currency, real exchange rate appreciation can result from either nominal appreciation or relatively rapid inflation.

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  • Metadata associated with each document indicate its status in the process, and it changes as each task is completed: first draft, edited, final draft, translated, published. In this example the sequence of tasks is linear, even if the document edited must be revised by the Author before going to the next step. Workflow processes can be more complex; for example, they can include parallel flows, multiple feedback or control loops.

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  • DC-AC Conversion Basic DC-AC Converter Connections (Square-Wave Operation) • Control of the Output Voltage • Harmonics in the Output Voltage • Filtering of Output Voltage • Practical Realization of Basic Connections • Special Realizations (Application of Resonant Converter Techniques) István Nagy Budapest University of Technology and Economics Dariusz Czarkowski Polytechnic University, Brooklyn 5.3 Resonant Converters Survey of Second-Order Resonant Circuits • Load Resonant Converters • Resonant Switch Converters • Resonant DC-Link Converters with ZVS Michael E.

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  • CHAPTER 20 RELIABILITY IN MECHANICAL DESIGN B. S. Dhillon Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 20.1 20.2 INTRODUCTION BASICRELIABILITY NETWORKS 20.2.1 Series Network 20.2.2 Parallel Network 20.2.3 k-out-of-n Unit Network 20.2.4 Standby System MECHANICALFAILURE MODES AND CAUSES RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN 487 488 488 488 489 490 20.6 491 20.7 491 20.5.3 Failure Rate Modeling and Parts Count Method 20.5.4 Stress-Strength Interference Theory Approach 20.5.5 Network Reduction Method 20.5.6 Markov Modeling 20.5.

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  • text is designed for an introductory probability course at the university level for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in mathematics, physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject. The text is also recommended for use in discrete probability courses. The material is organized so that the discrete and continuous probability discussions are presented in a separate, but parallel, manner.

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  • T-S FUZZY MODEL AS UNIVERSAL APPROXIMATOR In this chapter, we present two results concerning the fuzzy modeling and control of nonlinear systems w1x. First, we prove that any smooth nonlinear control systems can be approximated by Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy models with linear rule consequence. Then, we prove that any smooth nonlinear state feedback controller can be approximated by the parallel distributed compensation ŽPDC. controller. Among various fuzzy modeling themes, the Takagi-Sugeno ŽT-S. model w2x has been one of the most popular modeling frameworks....

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  • CHAPTER 33 SPUR GEARS Joseph E. Shigley Professor Emeritus The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 DEFINITIONS / 33.1 TOOTH DIMENSIONS AND STANDARDS / 33.4 FORCE ANALYSIS / 33.5 FUNDAMENTAL AGMA RATING FORMULAS / 33.6 33.7 DEFINITIONS Spur gears are used to transmit rotary motion between parallel shafts. They are cylindrical, and the teeth are straight and parallel to the axis of rotation. The pinion is the smaller of two mating gears; the larger is called the gear or the wheel. The pitch circle, B in Fig. 33.

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  • EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing 2003:6, 530–542 c 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation An FPGA Implementation of (3, 6)-Regular Low-Density Parity-Check Code Decoder Tong Zhang Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA Email: Keshab K. Parhi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA Email: parhi@ece.umn.

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  • CHAPTER 9 COUPLING, CLUTCHING, AND BRAKING DEVICES COUPLING OF PARALLEL SHAFTS Fig. 1 One method of coupling shafts makes use of gears that can replace chains, pulleys, and friction drives. Its major limitation is the need for adequate center distance. However, an idler can be used for close centers, as shown. This can be a plain pinion or an internal gear. Transmission is at a constant velocity and there is axial freedom. Fig. 2 This coupling consists of two universal joints and a short shaft.

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  • A recent report by Drexel University [Eisenstein et al., 2003b] addresses the complex issue of life safety systems tied into the BCS—a scenario that does not fit well with the scenarios presented above. Presently all life safety systems (fire) are in parallel to the HVAC and other elements of the BCS, with separate wiring and only connections at the highest controller level to allow the BCS to get status information.

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