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Comb Binding w/cardstock Cover. Includes 3 seperate volumes. Divinity uncovered through Mysticism has a clear plastic cover. Enclosed in protective clear plastic bag. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 027525.
GRIN Verlag Gmbh Nov 2014, 2014
211x151x8 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, grade: 80/100, University of Leicester (Department of Politics and International Relations), course: International Relations, language: English, abstract: The question of whether states pursue absolute or relative gains in international politics has divided neo-realism and neo-liberalism for quite some time now. Thus whereas neo-realists contend that states seek comparative advantages relative to other actors, neo-liberal scholars argue that they are primarily interested in the accomplishment of absolute individual gains. In applying social-constructivist ideas, however, this paper will attempt to demonstrate that such a preference for relative or absolute gains is not naturally predetermined, but inextricably linked to the continual 're-construction' of states' national identities and interests. In other words, it is political actors' own conception and definition of international relations which ultimately determines their concern for absolute or relative gains. By analyzing the decision-making process of the Truman Administration for using nuclear weapons against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, this case study will show that American leaders were altogether much more preoccupied with achieving absolute rather than relative gains. Such absolute considerations were simultaneously influenced by the pressures of an anarchic self-help system as well as by specific domestic imperatives and the personal views of individual policy-makers on how to best handle international problems and exigencies. More concretely, American decision-makers believed that only the realization of absolute gains such as swift socio-economic recovery and the creation of a more stable and peaceful security environment would ultimately ensure their country's long-term international position in both absolute and relative terms. 84 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783656835974.
Brepols Publishers 0
Buch. Hardcover. Harvey Miller Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard HMCRLB 15 The Ceiling Decoration of the Banqueting Hall G. Martin 524 p., 220 b/w ill. + 12 colour ill., 180 x 265 mm, 2006 ISBN: 978-0-905203-72-0 Languages: English Hardback The publication is available. Retail price: EUR 190,00 Rubens's nine paintings in the ceiling of the Banqueting Hall, in Whitehall, London, provided the main decoration of this magnificent room, which was the focal point of Stuart Court ceremonial. Commissioned by King James I and his son, the future Charles I, following the destruction of the early Jacobean Banqueting Hall, their role in enhancing court spectacle came to an end with the fire that destroyed the rest of Whitehall Palace in 1598. The delay in executing the commission was due to matters of state, in which Rubens was involved as a diplomat. His stay in London in this capacity in 1629/30 made possible the realization of this commission. Rubens would have been aware that the Stuarts owed their position to the regal union of the crowns of England and Scotland, that his royal patron had now embraced his father's pacific policy and that he was the more determined to impose an absolute rule, which his father had eloquently expounded in speeches ad treatises. These three themes form the central core of the cycle which glorified the reign of the late king, James I. The cycle presented Rubens with a great challenge, not only because of the novelty of the subject matter, but also because of the formal problems presented by the huge scale of the work. This volume of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard provides the fullest review to date of the history of the commission, it also unravels the complex preparatory work and places the subject matter in the context of early Stuart political and ethical aspirations. "Gregory Martin's two volumes on Rubens's paintings for the Whitehall Ceiling is the most exhaustive and up-to-date study of this major work, and, apart from possible interpretive refinements, is unlikely to be superseded." (Christopher White, in: HNA Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2, Nov. 2006) "Gregory Martin has written a work of exemplary scholarship. (.) The book benefits greatly from Martin's experience and maturity as a scholar who has spent his life thinking about Rubens." (D. Howarth in: Times Literary Supplement, 14 November 2008, p. 34). Verlagsfrisch New copy. Artikel-Nr.: 1166.
Shaker Verlag Apr 2013, 2013
213x149x12 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - In this thesis turbulent flow fields are theoretically analyzed from a geometric point of view. The objects of interest are streamlines based on instantaneous realizations of homogeneous incompressible turbulent flow fields. First, streamlines are treated as parameterized space curves which are locally characterized by different measures of the streamline curvature. In particular, three different measures are statistically analyzed and moments of their probability density functions (pdf) are related to characteristic length scales of turbulent flows. The scaling of the tails of the pdfs are related to stagnation points in the flow field where locally curvatures assume very large values. In a next step, the a-priori infinitely long streamlines are partitioned into streamline segments based on local extrema of the absolute value of the velocity field u. It is shown that all end points of the ensemble of streamlines segments define an extremal surface in space which also contains all zero gradient points of the instantaneous kinetic energy field k=u 2 /2. Stagnation points which are a subclass of the local minimum points are treated separately as they are critical points of the velocity field. The theory of streamline segments is connected by the extremal surface to the one of dissipation elements previously introduced for different turbulent scalar fields as dissipation elements end and begin in zero gradient points of the underlying scalar field. The extremal surface is treated by means of a level-set approach and the corresponding displacement speed is derived based on the Navier-Stokes equations. Streamline segments are then parameterized by their arclength l and the velocity difference between their end points . The two parameters are random variables and their joint as well as marginal distributions are analyzed based on four different direct numerical simulations (DNS) at various Reynolds numbers. The marginal distribution of the length of streamline segments is shown to be universal and Reynolds number independent once it is normalized with the mean length of the segments. This mean length turns out to scale with the geometric mean of the Taylor microscale and the Kolmogorov scale, a scaling which is derived theoretically based on Kolmogorov's scaling theory. Next, the theory of pdf transport equations for stochastic processes with so called fast and slow changes is derived. While the slow changes translate into convective and diffusive terms in the evolution equation for the pdf, the fast changes result in collision like integral terms. The different terms are modeled based on theoretical reasoning and DNS analyses. First, the equation for the marginal distribution of the normalized length of streamline segments is derived, solved numerically and validated against the DNS results. Then, a model for the joint pdf of the length and the velocity difference is derived based on the model for the marginal distribution. It is also validated against the DNS results. Due to the kinematic stretching of positive and the compression of negative streamline segments the resulting joint pdf is asymmetric with respect to the parameter . This asymmetry is shown to be intrinsically related to the negative skewness of the pdf of longitudinal velocity gradients in turbulent flow fields and is explicitly taken into account in the modeling of the joint pdf. 157 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783844018448.
Deutscher Universitätsverlag Jul 2007, 2007
210x148x13 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Despite the goal of performance improvement, results from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are often disappointing. Numerous empirical studies show high failure rates of M&A deals. Studies are mostly focused on individual determinants. The literature therefore lacks a more comprehensive framework that includes different perspectives. Using four statistical methods, Thomas Straub shows that M&A performance is a multi-dimensional function. For a successful deal, the following key success factors should be taken into account: Strategic logic which is reflected by six determinants: market similarities, market complementarities, operational similarities, operational complementarities, market power, and purchasing power. Organizational integration which is reflected by three determinants: acquisition experience, relative size, cultural compatibility. Financial / price perspective which is reflected by three determinants: acquisition premium, bidding process, and due diligence. All 12 variables are presumed to affect performance either positively or negatively. Post-M&A performance is measured by synergy realization, relative performance (compared to competition), and absolute performance. 244 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783835008441.
Springer Aug 1999, 1999
235x155x30 mm. Buch. Neuware - Inverse Galois Theory is concerned with the question of which finite groups occur as Galois Groups over a given field. In particular, this includes the question of the structure and the representations of the absolute Galois group of K and also the question about its finite epimorphic images, the so-called inverse problem of Galois theory. In all these areas important progress was made in the last fewyears. The aim of the book is to give a consistent and reasonably complete survey of these results, with the main emphasis on the rigidity method and its applications. Among others the monograph presents the most successful known existence theorems and construction methods for Galois extensions and solutions of embedding problems combined with a collection of the existing Galois realizations. 456 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783540628903.
Tübingen : Francke, 2013
Originalbroschur. 292 S. Humboldts Bildungsideal und sein Modell der Universität MICHAEL N. FORSTER -- Humboldts Konzept der Freiheit und die Politik der Bildung MICHAEL DREYER -- "A Not Yet Invented Logic": Herder on Bildung, Anthropology, and the Future of Philosophy KRISTIN GJESDAL -- "Freies Spiel" und "Spieltrieb": Ästhetische Bildung bei Kant und Schiller FOLKO ZANDER -- Die Dialektik der subjektiven Rechte als Komponente der Moderne JEAN-FRANÇOIS KERVEGAN -- Bildung, Logik und Wissenschaft in Hegels theoretischer und praktischer Philosophie (1801-1805) KAI-UWE HOFFMANN -- Sittlichkeit - Nicht ohne Geist: Zum Zusammenhang von Bildung, Freiheit, Negativität und Sittlichkeit -- STEFFEN SCHMIDT -- Burroteca oder der Citoyen als gebildeter Bürger: Hegels epistokratische Konzeption des modernen Staates KLAUS VIEWEG -- Bildung and the Realization of Freedom in Hegel ANGELICA NUZZO -- Das Bildungsprojekt der Volksreligion und die Entstehung von Hegels Sittlichkeitskonzeption BERTOLT FESSEN -- Das reine Zusehen: 'Absolute Bildung' in Hegels Wissenschaft der Logik CLAUDIA WIRSING -- A Vital Question: The Quest for Bildung in Russia, 1860s-80s LINA STEINER -- Bildung der Moderne: Der Bildungsbegriff bei Johann Friedrich Herbart KATJA GRUNDIG DE VAZQUEZ -- Die Unfreiheit der Freiheit: Anmerkungen zur Bildungssituation in der Moderne MICHAEL WINKLER -- Können die Geisteswissenschaften den Neo-Liberalismus überstehen? RAYMOND GEUSS -- Hoffnung und Elend der Epistokratie ANDREAS BRAUNE -- Bemerkungen über Freiheit und Zeit ANTON FRIEDRICH KOCH. ISBN 9783772084690 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 437. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 1022475.
Wiley VCH Verlag Gmbh Mrz 2014, 2014
251x174x22 mm. Buch. Neuware - Moisture analysis covers a variety of methods for measuring high levels of moisture, as well as trace amounts, in solids, liquids, or gases. There are many applications where trace moisture measurements are indispensable for manufacturing and for process quality assurance. Trace moisture in solids must be controlled for plastics, pharmaceuticals and heat treatment processes. Measurement applications in gases and liquids include, for example, drying processes, hydrocarbon processing, pure gases in the semiconductor industry, natural gas pipeline transport, the conditioning of food and other products. Written by experts with over 20 years of experience in the field, this one-stop guide covers all aspects of these measurements, including both the theory and a wealth of practical know-how. As such, it includes guidelines on installation, on the realization of standards for absolute and relative humidity, verification and traceability measurements, equipment calibration methods and the latest research developments. Backed by numerous case studies, this practical book serves the needs of those working in the industry tasked with performing or developing new techniques and processes for moisture and humidity measurement. As a result, the scientist or engineer has all the information required for accurate, reliable, economically viable and efficient moisture measurement. 498 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783527331772.
Shaker Verlag Mrz 2013, 2013
240x172x14 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The emerging field of harsh environment semiconductor devices has a high potential to improve efficiency and safety of combustion processes significantly. Above all, robust sensor and electronic devices enable system and exhaust gas monitoring, as well as combustion control in real-time. For these applications the exposure of the devices to the harsh environment is often unavoidable. Especially for pressure and exhaust gas sensing applications, the direct contact with the harsh environment is required for sensor operation. This imposes completely different requirements on the material and the device reliability compared to silicon microsystem technology standards. In particular, resistance against temperatures as high as 600 °C and highly corrosive air/moisture environments is required. Furthermore, thermal cycling is also a major concern. Silicon carbide (SiC) is a promising semiconductor material for harsh environment sensors and electronics due to its outstanding properties and the high level of maturity of the related process technology. Despite the excellent properties of the SiC substrate material, the lifetime of SiC devices in harsh environments is above all limited by the stability of the ohmic contacts and the gate dielectrics. This work aimed at the development of novel materials and processes for the realization of SiC field-effect transistor (FET) transducers capable of operating in exhaust gas environments at temperatures up to 500 °C. Highly-stable Pt-based metallizations, robust amorphous silicon carbide protective coatings, and highly reliable Ti ohmic contacts as well as oxide-nitride-oxide gate dielectrics were established. Extended environmental testing methods were established to assess the reliability of the device components, specifically addressing the requirement profile of harsh environment applications. These methods included thermal aging in different gas environments, thermal cycling, autoclave testing, storage in exhaust gas concentrate, and biasstress experiments. The single device components were initially optimized and tested by means of appropriate test structures processes. One of the key results was that the use of a stable protective coating is highly beneficial especially for the stability of the ohmic contacts. This allowed to demonstrate for the first time the long-term stability of a contact metallization to SiC in air/moisture environment at 600 °C. The optimized SiC-MISFET components were successfully integrated into a 'gate-first' SiC metal-insulator-semiconductor field-effect transistor (SiC-MISFET) fabrication process. The reliability of SiC-MISFET devices with encapsulated Pt gate metallizations was investigated. The devices showed excellent ruggedness in all environmental testing experiments. Outstanding stability was found also during 1000 h electrical operation at 500 °C. The absolute variation of the MISFET parameters after a first burn-in at 500 °C was less than 10 %. The origin of the drift of the MISFET parameters was identified by means of TEM analysis as the diffusion of Pt from the gate metallization into the gate toplayer of the gate dielectric stack. The operation of SiC-MISFET devices beyond 700 °C in air was shown for the first time, confirming the reliability enhancement allowed by the use of the advanced MISFET components developed in this work. A proof-of-principle for the application of SiC-MISFET transducers as gas sensors was finally given. The sensitivity of SiC-MISFET devices functionalized with a nanoporous Pt gate electrode was proved for NO, NO2 and NH3 down to a concentration of 2 ppm. Nearly-logarithmic sensor response and response times below 500 ms were found for all test gases. 170 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783844016819.