Nematics: Mathematical and Physical Aspects by François Alouges (auth.), Jean-Michel Coron, Jean-Michel

By François Alouges (auth.), Jean-Michel Coron, Jean-Michel Ghidaglia, Frédéric Hélein (eds.)

This quantity (>Ie) NEMATICS Mathematical and actual facets constitutes the lawsuits of a workshop which used to be held at l'Universite de Paris Sud (Orsay) in could 1990. This assembly used to be a complicated learn Workshop backed via NATO. We gratefully recognize the assistance and help of the NATO technological know-how Committee. extra help has been supplied by way of the Ministere des affaires etrangeres (Paris) and by means of the course des Recherches et Etudes innovations (Paris). additionally logistic aid has been supplied via the organization des Numericiens d'Orsay. (*) those complaints are released within the framework of the "Contrat DRET W 90/316/ AOOO". v Contents (*) FOREWORD v creation 1. M. CORON, 1. M. GHIDAGLIA, F. HELEIN xi AN ENERGY-DECREASING set of rules FOR HARMONIC MAPS F. ALOUGES 1 A COHOMOLOGICAL CRITERION FOR DENSITY OF delicate MAPS IN SOBOLEV areas among MANIFOLDS F. BETHUEL, 1. M. CORON, F. DEMENGEL, F. HELEIN 15 at the MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF TEXTURES IN POLYMERIC LIQUID CRYSTALS M. C. CAmERER 25 A outcome at the worldwide life for warmth FLOWS OF HARMONIC MAPS FROM D2 INTO S2 okay. C. CHANG, W. Y. DING 37 BLOW-UP research for warmth circulate OF HARMONIC MAPS Y. CHEN forty nine T AYLOR-COUETTE INSTABILITY IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS P. E. ClADIS sixty five ON a category OF suggestions within the concept OF NEMATIC stages B. D. COLEMAN, 1. T. JENKINS ninety three RHEOLOGY OF THERMOTROPIC NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS M. M. DENN, 1. A.

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Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the by Christina J. Campbell

By Christina J. Campbell

Spider monkeys are probably the most frequent New global primate genera, starting from southern Mexico to Bolivia. even if they're universal in zoos, spider monkeys are often very tricky to review within the wild, simply because they're fast paced, reside excessive within the cover and are generally present in small subgroups that modify in dimension and composition during the day. The previous decade has noticeable a spread in study being performed in this genus and this publication is an assimilation of either released and formerly unpublished study. it's a accomplished resource of knowledge for tutorial researchers and graduate scholars drawn to primatology, evolutionary anthropology and behavioral ecology and covers subject matters comparable to taxonomy, vitamin, sexuality and copy, and conservation.

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Noise in Physical Systems: Proceedings of the Fifth by A. van der Ziel (auth.), Professor Dr. Dietrich Wolf (eds.)

By A. van der Ziel (auth.), Professor Dr. Dietrich Wolf (eds.)

Noise in actual structures - by reason of the corpuscular nature of subject - conveys information regarding microscopic mechanisms choosing the macroscopic habit of the method. along with being a resource of knowledge, noise additionally represents a resource of exasperating disturbances which have an effect on details transMission alongside a actual method. hence, noise research can advertise our perception into the habit of a actual approach, in addition to our wisdom of the traditional constraints imposed upon physical-information transmission channels and units. lately the continual medical and technical curiosity in noise difficulties has ended in a outstanding growth within the knowing of noise phenomena. This growth is mirrored through the wealthy fabric awarded on the 5th overseas convention on Noise in actual platforms. The convention papers initially released in those complaints hide many of the elements of contemporary noise examine within the fields of solid-state units, l/f-noise, magnetic and superconducting fabrics, measuring tools, and idea of fluctuations. each one consultation of the convention was once brought by way of one or invited assessment lectures that are integrated in those lawsuits in complete size. The 12 invited papers and greater than forty contributed papers on particular issues (only 3 of them were passed over from the court cases when you consider that they are going to be released in different places) offer a accomplished survey of the present cutting-edge and up to date advances of noise analysis.

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Mitochondrial Mechanisms of Degeneration and Repair in by Lori M. Buhlman

By Lori M. Buhlman

This quantity brings jointly quite a few theories of the way aberrations in mitochondrial functionality and morphology give a contribution to neurodegeneration in idiopathic and familial kinds of Parkinson’s illness. additionally, it comprehensively stories the present look for treatments, and proposes how molecules are serious about particular services as appealing healing pursuits. it's anticipated to facilitate serious suggestion and dialogue in regards to the basic points of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disorder and foster the advance of healing innovations between researchers and graduate scholars. Theories of idiopathic Parkinson’s etiology aid roles for continual irritation and publicity to heavy metals or insecticides. apparently, as this venture proposes, a case might be made that abnormalities in mitochondrial morphology and serve as are on the center of every of those theories. in reality, the commonest method of the iteration of animal and cell-culture versions of idiopathic Parkinson’s ailment includes publicity to mitochondrial pollution. much more compelling is the truth that so much familial sufferers harbor genetic mutations that reason disruptions in common mitochondrial morphology and serve as. whereas there is still no powerful remedy for Parkinson’s ailment, efforts to delay, hinder and “cure” onset mitochondrial aberrations and neurodegeneration linked to Parkinson’s illness in quite a few types are encouraging. whereas basically approximately ten percentage of Parkinson’s sufferers inherit disease-causing mutations, gaining knowledge of universal mechanisms wherein familial varieties of Parkinson’s disorder show up will most likely make clear the pathophysiology of the extra universal idiopathic shape and supply perception to the overall means of neurodegeneration, hence revealing healing ambitions that might turn into a growing number of available as expertise improves.

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Physical Aspects of Soil Water and Salts in Ecosystems by A. Hadas, Dale Swartzendruber, P.E. Rijtema, M. Fuchs, Visit

By A. Hadas, Dale Swartzendruber, P.E. Rijtema, M. Fuchs, Visit Amazon's B. Yaron Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, B. Yaron,

The papers accumulated during this e-book got and mentioned on the symposium on "Soil water physics and technology", which used to be held in Rehovot, Israel, from August 19th-September 4th, 1971. It was once subsidized via the foreign Society of Soil technological know-how (1.S.S.S.) via its Commissions I (soil physics) and VI (soil technology), and arranged through the Israeli Soil technological know-how Society. thank you are as a result Editors for having assembled contributions and dialogue feedback right into a well-rounded, coherent publication. the themes coated during this ebook are the theoretical and sensible elements of the next themes: water circulate in soils, soil-water interactions, evaporation from soil and vegetation, water requisites of plants, ion task and migration in soils, soilwater administration and salinity. In up to those contributions weren't solicited, they symbolize rules and matters thought of very important via the authors and debators. In technology, one frequently reveals a spot among uncomplicated learn and useful program. If studying this booklet creates a sense of an obvious loss of stability among conception and perform, this represents the nation of our technological know-how this day, and the considerate reader can and should realize that a lot is still performed. W. R. GARDNER T.]. MAR5HAL President, fee I President, fee VI

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Science and Psychiatry: Groundbreaking Discoveries in by Solomon H. Snyder

By Solomon H. Snyder

A pioneer within the id of receptors for neurotransmitters and medication and within the rationalization of the activities of psychotropic brokers, Solomon Snyder has been instrumental within the institution of recent psychopharmacology. technological know-how and Psychiatry is a suite of a few of his top medical papers from the previous 40 years, representing vital advances in psychopharmacology and molecular biology. a few provide perception into glossy neuroscience to assist make experience of accessible psychotropic medicinal drugs and aspect the best way towards better and more secure brokers; others describe the underpinnings of psychopharmacology that practitioners want to know, in particular concerning the function of receptors in drug motion.

The articles hide 9 parts of analysis with specific recognition to 4 teams of notable discoveries for which Snyder is widely known: the identity of opiate receptors, characterization of the IP3 receptor, the institution of nitric oxide as a transmitter within the mind, and the invention that D-serine is the conventional stimulus for the glycine website of the NMDA receptor. each one part is observed by means of a remark by way of a well known authority that places the discoveries in viewpoint. jointly, they attest to the wealthy variety of Snyder s learn whereas conveying the origins of recent psychopharmacologic perform.

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Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer by Sie Chin Tjong, Yu-Wing Mai

By Sie Chin Tjong, Yu-Wing Mai

Polymer nanocomposites are polymer matrices bolstered with nano-scale fillers. This new classification of composite fabrics has proven more suitable mechanical and actual homes. The latter contain stronger optical, electric and dielectric properties.  this crucial ebook starts off through studying the features of the most forms of polymer nanocomposites, then studies their assorted purposes. half one makes a speciality of polymer/nanoparticle composites, their synthesis, optical homes and electric conductivity. half describes undefined, dielectric and thermal habit of polymer/nanoplatelet composites, whereas polymer/nanotube composites are the topic of half 3. The fourth and ultimate half discusses the processing and commercial purposes of those nanocomposite fabrics, akin to makes use of in gasoline cells, bioimaging and sensors.  Chapters additionally move over the manufacture and functions of electrospun polymer nanocomposite fibers, nanostructured transition steel oxides, clay nanofiller/epoxy nanocomposites, hybrid epoxy-silica-rubber nanocomposites and different rubber-based nanocomposites. 

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Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in by Christopher C. Fennell

By Christopher C. Fennell

Christopher Fennell deals a clean viewpoint on ways in which the earliest enslaved Africans preserved important elements in their traditions and identities within the New international. He additionally explores related advancements between eu immigrants and the interactions of either teams with local Americans.
Focusing on extant artifacts left by way of displaced Africans, Fennell reveals that fabric tradition and non secular ritual contributed to quite a few modes of survival in mainland North the United States in addition to within the Caribbean and Brazil. over the years, new symbols of tradition ended in extra adjustments in person customs and ideology in addition to the construction of recent social teams and new expressions of identity.
Presenting insights from archaeology, historical past, and symbolic anthropology, this ebook lines the dynamic legacy of the trans-Atlantic diasporas over 4 centuries, and it demanding situations current techniques of creolization and cultural retention. within the approach, it examines a few of the significant cultural trust platforms of west and west principal Africa, particular symbols of the BaKongo and Yoruba cosmologies, improvement of fashionable African-American spiritual expressions within the Americas, and the Christian and non-Christian religious traditions of German-speaking immigrants from principal Europe.

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A guide to careers in physical anthropology by Alan Ryan

By Alan Ryan

The sector of actual anthropology bargains with concerns that everybody thinks approximately and cares approximately: our origins, our evolutionary historical past, and why we glance and act the way in which we do. the sector has benefited vastly through elevated recognition from the media, from well known books, and from a number of tv sequence. there's a multitude of themes thought of by way of actual anthropologists, together with human and primate origins, primate societies, progress and improvement, genetics, forensic technology, and nutrients. such a lot actual anthropology graduate scholars have frequently aspired to analyze and/or educating careers at a college. in spite of the fact that, over the past decade there was an elevated curiosity in non-traditional careers outdoors the ivory tower, essentially as the variety of new actual anthropology Ph.D.s exceeds the variety of jobs to be had in anthropology departments.Because actual anthropology includes a number of study pursuits, scholars are widely proficient and feature a wealth of abilities and abilities that lead them to aggressive for non-academic careers. notwithstanding, pursuing possibilities open air the academy calls for considerate making plans and coaching. This assortment serves as a reference for college kids considering a profession in actual anthropology inside of or outdoor the academy. numerous worthwhile profession paths that actual anthropologists have selected are defined. scholars will know the way anthropological thought, tools, and coaching are acceptable to task duties and occupation improvement. This e-book also will aid departments of anthropology layout coursework and coaching courses that might make their scholars extra aggressive. In sum, the way forward for anthropology turns out promising given the discipline's huge scope and main issue for matters confronted via modern society, and actual anthropologists should be taking part in an elevated position in lots of arenas.

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