Interdisciplinarity is an inflationary concept in the discourses of higher education and science policy. Yet, some recent structural reforms in European and US universities reflect fundamental changes in the organization of knowledge production and teaching. This publication takes a fresh look at the meaning given to the concept of interdisciplinarity with these reforms.It presents examples of different forms of interdisciplinary research and teaching. These case studies are put in the broader context of reflections on developments in the organization of universities and their implications for knowledge production.
An authoritative survey of intelligent fingerprint-recognition concepts, technology, and systems is given. Editors and contributors are the leading researchers and applied R&D developers of this personal identification (biometric security) topic and technology. Biometrics and pattern recognition researchers and professionals will find the book an indispensable resource for current knowledge and technology in the field.
This text introduces the basic concepts of function spaces and operators, both from the continuous and discrete viewpoints. Fourier and Window Fourier Transforms are introduced and used as a guide to arrive at the concept of Wavelet transform. The fundamental aspects of multiresolution representation, and its importance to function discretization and to the construction of wavelets is also discussed.Emphasis is given on ideas and intuition, avoiding the heavy computations which are usually involved in the study of wavelets. Readers should have a basic knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, and some familiarity with complex analysis. Basic knowledge of signal and image processing is desirable.This text originated from a set of notes in Portuguese that the authors wrote for a wavelet course on the Brazilian Mathematical Colloquium in 1997 at IMPA, Rio de Janeiro.
Where providing accurate knowledge to all of the students is challenging, this book will develop the skills through necessary modeling. The finance issues are deeply articulated with a coherent system. This book started with the fundamental issues of corporate finance and after that deep issues are raved up. Capital structure, capital budgeting, agency cost, project valuation, best sources of finance, bankruptcy, financial distress, leasing, merge, and actuation are becoming burn concept for the financial executives who proves their certificated knowledge by making an effective decision through using the different tools given this book.
From the medicine we take, the treatments we receive, the aptitude and psychometric tests given by employers, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. For the media, statistics are routinely 'damning', 'horrifying', or, occasionally, 'encouraging'. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe. She explores the 'vital statistics' of, in particular, William Farr, and the mathematical statistics of Karl Pearson and R.A. Fisher.She even tells how knowledge of statistics can prolong one's life, as it did for evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, given eight months to live after a cancer diagnoses in 1982 - and he lived until 2002. This title offers an enjoyable, surprise-filled tour through a subject that is both fascinating and crucial to understanding our world.
In the educational manual the fundamentals of quantum theory of angular momentum are given, a problem for eigen functions and eigen values of angular momentum operator is formulated, quantization and matrix elements of the momentum operator, vector coupling of two, three and more momenta are given, construction of spin and orbital wave functions of particles, spin quantum theory, problems and examples are detailed. This manual is assigned for students, master students and PhD students attended a general course of quantum mechanics in a volume being given to students of the department of physics. The knowledge of nuclear physics in a volume of a course of general physics is assumed.
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume explores interdependencies between knowledge, action, and space from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Some of the contributors discuss knowledge as a social construct based on collective action, while others look at knowledge as an individual capacity for action. The chapters contain theoretical frameworks as well as experimental outcomes. Readers will gain insight into key questions such as: How does knowledge function as a prerequisite for action? Why are knowledge gaps growing and not diminishing in a knowledge society? How much knowledge is necessary for action? How do various types of knowledge influence the steps from cognition to action? How do different representations of knowledge shape action? What impact have spatial conditions for the formation of knowledge? What is the relationship between social and geographical space? The contributors consider rationality in social and economic theories as well as in everyday life. Attention is also given to action theoretic approaches and rationality from the viewpoints of psychology, post-structuralism, and human geography, making this an attractive book for students, researchers and academics of various backgrounds.
The 'Revolution in Materials' shows every sign of a continuation, probably with an increase in pace of development. The driving force into advanced engineering materials, perhaps better described as advanced engineering materials for engineering applications, is the requirement for their satisfactory performance under severe environment such high temperature T and/or high pressure p. From the knowledge of the structural and cohesive properties at ambient condition, one can determine the p-V relation or equation of state (EOS). The equations of state (EOS) (static as well as dynamic) provide us useful information about the structural stability of given material at a given thermodynamic state. It also gives information about the possible phase transitions in the specified material.
This book offers ten chapters dealing with Costa Rican traditional knowledge. Each chapter presents a transcription from a talk given to an interdisciplinary audience at Universidad de Costa Rica. The chapters address the links between knowledge and culture in a variety of cases, including black, indigenous and "white" knowledge in both rural and city contexts, with an emphasis on gender issues.This book is the first of its class and its transcriptions have been annotated for easier reading.All social scientists interested in Latin American culture or in cognitive topics in general will benefit from reading it. This book offers ten chapters dealing with Costa Rican traditional knowledge. Each chapter presents a transcription from a talk given to an interdisciplinary audience at Universidad de Costa Rica. The chapters address the links between knowledge and culture in a variety of cases, including black, indigenous and "white" knowledge in both rural and city contexts, with an emphasis on gender issues.This book is the first of its class and its transcriptions have been annotated for easier reading.All social scientists interested in Latin American culture or in cognitive topics in general will benefit from reading it.