.Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Editors: S. Bhattacharji, Brooklyn G. M. Friedman, Brooklyn and Troy H. J. Neugebauer, Bonn A. Seilacher, Tuebingen anThis book represents the author's doctorals thesis. Therefore, although it is a
monograph, it represents the results of numerous discussions and cooperations.
First of all I am grateful to Christian Dullo (GEOMAR, Kiel/Germany) for
supervising my work on this thesis, for valuable suggestions, and for providing
support whenever I...
The book contains completely different practice materials. It will help you familiarise yourself with each of the tests. You can learn about how each of the tests is assessed and pick up some valuable tips.
The book contains:
* practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Academic Reading and Writing, General Training Reading and Writing
* Listening, Reading and Writing answer sheets
* Listening and Reading practice test answer keys and Listening tapescripts
* sample candidate Writing responses and examiners comments
* sample candidate Speaking tests and examiners...
Recent advents in laser technology and discoveries in laser physics have enabled their
very new and exciting applications. Some of them cover production of new materials:
nano-particles, periodic structures in nano-scale, and thin films. Others allowed better
understanding of laser-matter interaction when sample is subjected to intense laser
pulses of various time duration, shape in space and time domains as well as different
spectral components contained in a pulse.
Use of vocabulary is an important aspect of academic writing. Again, following
Storch and Tapper (2009), we examined the occurrences of vocabulary in the
Academic Word List (AWL) developed by Coxhead (2000). The AWL consists of
570 word families derived from a corpus of academic texts drawn from our ‘sub-
corpora’ from arts, commerce, law, and science (see Coxhead, 2000 for details).
These words are academic words that are found across disciplines and comprise
9-10% of an academic text (Storch & Tapper, 2009).
This paper empirically examines whether certain corporate governance mechanisms
are related to the probability of a company restating its earnings. We examine a
sample of 159 U.S. public companies that restated earnings and an industry-size
matched sample of control firms. We have assembled a novel, hand-collected data
set that measures the corporate governance characteristics of these 318 firms. We
find that several key governance characteristics are unrelated to the probability of a
company restating earnings.
This study examined the clinical findings of
visual display terminal (VDT) users who
presented with monocular symptoms. The
sample consisted of 35 people performing
sustained work at VDTs. Each subject un-
derwent an evaluation that included: visual
acuities, determination of refractive status,
ocular motor testing, the stability of fixa-
tion, degree of suppressions of simulta-
neous binocular perception, and ocular
health status. These findings were com-
pared to a control group of 100 subjects
who did not habitually use a VDT.
The paper is organised as follows. Section 2 describes our sample and explains how we
address the survivorship bias in the Bankscope database. Section 3 presents the baseline
corporate finance style regressions for our sample of large banks and bank holding
companies. Section 4 decomposes banks’ liabilities into deposit and non-deposit liabilities.
Section 5 examines the permanent and transitory components of banks’ leverage.
The coatings present a compact structure, without any visible delaminations or defects. The
morphology of the fracture of coatings is characterized by a dense structure, in some cases
there is a columnar structure (Figs. 1, 2, 3). The fracture surface of the steel samples was
examined and the deposited coatings show a sharp transition zone between the substrate
and the coating.
These cross-country differences may provide information on the effectiveness of national
health systems. However, they may also reflect other factors—such as differences in research
methods, sample sizes, sample periods and variable definitions. This paper re-examines
differences between American and English income gradients in children’s health, paying careful
attention to these issues.
The material in Volume 2 allows candidates to work CPA exam questions, some of which have appeared
on previous examinations. This provides candidates with an effective method of studying the material tested
on the exam. However, candidates should also realize that the CPA has new material. Therefore, candidates
should use the study guides and outlines included in Volume 1 as a means of bridging this gap.
Also included at the end of this volume are sample exams for all four sections. They are included to enable
candidates to gain experience in taking a “realistic” exam.
The oxide reduction diffusion (ORD) procedure has recently been applied in synthesizing hydrogen storage materials AB5 for Ni-MH batteries. Starting from metal hydroxides and La oxalat precursor, superfine powder alloys LaNi5, LaNi4.5Co0.5 and LaNi3.87Mn1.13 were obtained by this “soft-chemistry” route. Chemical composition, structure and morphology of alloy phases were examined by different analysis techniques such as AAS, EPMA, X-ray and TEM. The H2-absorption and desorption behavior of crystalline products was determined by Sieverts’ method.