Compact, self-contained text by noted theorist presents the most fundamental aspects of modern differential geometry as well as the basic tools required for the study of Morse theory. Advanced treatment; analytical rather than topological aspects of Morse theory emphasized. Contents: 1. Smooth Manifolds. 2. Spaces of Affine Connection. 3. Riemannian Spaces. 4. The Variational Properties of Geodesics. Appendix Focal Points. 5. A Reduction Theorem. Index. Unabridged republication of the 1967 edition.
The words come from different countries where English is spoken, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, and others The author's website has received more than 1.2 million hits since its launch in 2004, and he is frequently interviewed about language in publications such as the New York Times
Drawing on the latest scientific research, Jason Zweig shows what happens in your brain when you think about money and tells investors how to take practical, simple steps to avoid common mistakes and become more successful. What happens inside our brains when we think about money? Quite a lot, actually, and some of it isn’t good for our financial health. In Your Money and Your Brain, Jason Zweig explains why smart people make stupid financial decisions—and what they can do to avoid these mistakes. Zweig, a veteran financial journalist, draws on the latest research in neuroeconomics, a fascinating new discipline that combines psychology, neuroscience, and economics to better understand financial decision making. He shows why we often misunderstand risk and why we tend to be overconfident about our investment decisions. Your Money and Your Brain offers some radical new insights into investing and shows investors how to take control of the battlefield between reason and emotion. Your Money and Your Brain is as entertaining as it is enlightening. In the course of his research, Zweig visited leading neuroscience laboratories and subjected himself to numerous experiments. He blends anecdotes from these experiences with stories about investing mistakes, including confessions of stupidity from some highly successful people. Then he draws lessons and offers original practical steps that investors can take to make wiser decisions. Anyone who has ever looked back on a financial decision and said, “How could I have been so stupid?” will benefit from reading this book.
Loss, regardless of its type or intensity, is always life-altering. It shatters dreams, changes our view of the world, and has an impact on how we live out the rest of our days. You can't get around that simple truth – you can only work through it, one day at a time. Loss comes in many forms, including (but not limited to):• The death of a friend or family member (whether by natural cause, or otherwise)• Divorce or separation• Economic and transitional losses (like losing your sole source of income)• Chronic and debilitating illness • Catastrophic injury (that leaves you or a loved one forever changed)These and other life experiences are all a source of heartbreak and grief, and if left unresolved can have profound and lingering effects. Loss of such magnitude traumatizes your heart, mind, and soul. It attacks all areas of life – leaving us confused, listless, lost, disorganized, and unable to respond to daily activities as we had before. Even sleeping and eating are difficult tasks. Nothing makes sense, and our desire for a return to “what was” results in the “could-haves” and “should-haves” overpowering the beauty of “we did” and “we had”. Life Losses: Healing for a Broken Heart is a book for anyone suffering the grief of loss – as well as those who care for them. It is a book of hope!Janelle Breese Biagioni, RPC is a Bereavement Survivor, Hope Generator, and Registered Professional Counsellor. She is the author of seven books and numerous articles and stories which have been published in Grief Digest, Bereavement Magazine, Headline, Brain Injury Journey, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
The Culture of Print
Author: Roger Chartier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The leading historians who are the authors of this work offer a highly original account of one of the most important transformations in Western culture: the change brought about by the discovery and development of printing in Europe. Focusing primarily on printed matter other than books, The Culture of Print emphasizes the specific and local contexts in which printed materials, such as broadsheets, flysheets, and posters, were used in modern Europe. The authors show that festive, ritual, cultic, civic, and pedagogic uses of print were social activities that involved deciphering texts in a collective way, with those who knew how to read leading those who did not. Only gradually did these collective forms of appropriation give way to a practice of reading--privately, silently, using the eyes alone--that has become common today. This wide-ranging work opens up new historical and methodological perspectives and will become a focal point of debate for historians and sociologists interested in the cultural transformations that accompanied the rise of modern societies. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The Exiled Blade
Author: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Snow shrouds Venice in cold darkness, ice fills the canals, and a thousand ghosts pluck at the shadow's edge. A violent attack on Lady Giulietta's son forces Tycho from his new-found happiness and back into the treacherous intrigue of the court. For Giulietta's sake he would go to the world's end to track down those responsible. As Venice teeters on the brink of civil war, its warring families prepare to discover who is a player and who a pawn in the coming struggle for power. The Exiled Blade is the climatic finale to Tycho's story.
This book presents theories and the main useful techniques of the Finite Element Method (FEM), with an introduction to FEM and many case studies of its use in engineering practice. It supports engineers and students to solve primarily linear problems in mechanical engineering, with a main focus on static and dynamic structural problems. Readers of this text are encouraged to discover the proper relationship between theory and practice, within the finite element method: Practice without theory is blind, but theory without practice is sterile. Beginning with elasticity basic concepts and the classical theories of stressed materials, the work goes on to apply the relationship between forces, displacements, stresses and strains on the process of modeling, simulating and designing engineered technical systems. Chapters discuss the finite element equations for static, eigenvalue analysis, as well as transient analyses. Students and practitioners using commercial FEM software will find this book very helpful. It uses straightforward examples to demonstrate a complete and detailed finite element procedure, emphasizing the differences between exact and numerical procedures.
From this best-selling author comes a marvellous collection of poetry. Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of the people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical, tender poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into 'hate and hateful wrath' in an unforgettable picture of the hopes and concerns of one of America's finest contemporary Black writers.
Metal clusters are on the brink between molecules and nanoparticles in size. With molecular, nano-scale, metallic as well as non-metallic aspects, metal clusters are a growing, interdisciplinary field with numerous potential applications in chemistry, catalysis, materials and nanotechnology. This third volume in the series of hot topics from inorganic chemistry covers all recent developments in the field of metal clusters, with some 20 contributions providing an in-depth view. The result is a unique perspective, illustrating all facets of this interdisciplinary area: * Inter-electron Repulsion and Irregularities in the Chemistry of Transition Series * Stereochemical Activity of Lone Pairs in Heavier Main Group Element Compounds * How Close to Close Packing? * Forty-Five Years of Praseodymium Diiodide * Centered Zirconium Clusters * Titanium Niobium Oxychlorides * Trinuclear Molybdenum and Tungsten Cluster Chalcogenides * Current State of (B,C,N)-Compounds of Calcium and Lanthanum * Ternary Phases of Lithium with Main-Group and Late-Transition Metals * Polar Intermetallics and Zintl Phases along the Zintl Border * Rare Earth Zintl Phases * Structure-Property Relationships in Intermetallics * Ternary and Quaternary Niobium Arsenide Zintl Phases * The Building Block Approach to Understanding Main-Group-Metal Complex Structures * Cation-Deficient Quaternary Thiospinels * A New Class of Hybrid Materials via Salt Inclusion Synthesis * Layered Perrhenate and Vanadate Hybrid Solids * Hydrogen Bonding in Metal Halides * Syntheses and Catalytic Properties of Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles * Solventless Thermolysis * New Potential Scintillation Materials in Borophosphate Systems. With its didactical emphasis, this volume addresses a wide readership, such that both students and specialists will profit from the expert contributions.
"An excellent, informative, intriguing collection of essays."--Nineteenth-Century French Studies."Its real accomplishment--and it is a significant one--is in mapping out an essentially new field of inquiry and inspiring other scholars to investigate that territory."--Women's Review of Books.
This book presents refereed and revised papers presented at GREC 2001, the 4th IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition, which took place in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in September 2001. Graphics recognition is a branch of document image analysis that focuses on the recognition of two-dimensional notations such as engineering drawings, maps, mathematical notation, music notation, tables, and chemical structure diagrams. Due to the growing demand for both o?-line and on-line document recognition systems, the ?eld of graphics recognition has an excitingand promisingfuture. The GREC workshops provide an opportunity for researchers at all levels of experience to share insights into graphics recognition methods. The workshops enjoy strongparticipation from researchers in both industry and academia. They are sponsored by IAPR TC-10, the Technical Committee on Graphics Recog- tion within the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Edited v- umes from the previous three workshops in this series are available as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vols. 1072, 1389, and 1941. After the GREC 2001 workshop, authors were invited to submit enhanced versions of their papers for review. Every paper was evaluated by three reviewers. We are grateful to both authors and reviewers for their careful work during this review process. Many of the papers that appear in this volume were thoroughly revised and improved, in response to reviewers’ suggestions.