TORIS Data Preparation Guidelines
Guinn, H.; Remson, D.
1999-03-11
The objective of this manual is to present guidelines and procedures for the preparation of new data for the Tertiary Oil Recovery Information System (TORIS) data base. TORIS is an analytical system currently maintained by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Bartlesville Project Office. It uses an extensive field- and reservoir-level data base to evaluate the technical and economic recovery potential of specific crude oil reservoirs.
Yoshii, Yoji
2015-01-01
We define general Lie tori which generalize original Lie tori. We show that a Naoi torus is a general Lie torus. We give examples and prove several properties of general Lie tori. We also review isotopies of Lie tori, and prove that a general Lie torus is, in fact, isotopic to an original Lie torus. Finally, we suggest a very simple way of defining a Lie torus corresponding to a locally extended affine root system R, which we call a Lie R-torus.
Singular limit cycle bifurcations to closed orbits and invariant tori
This paper investigates singular limit cycle bifurcations for a singularly perturbed system. Based on a series of transformations (the modified curvilinear coordinate, blow-up, and near-identity transformation) and bifurcation theory of periodic orbits and invariant tori, the bifurcations of closed orbits and invariant tori near singular limit cycles are discussed
Singular limit cycle bifurcations to closed orbits and invariant tori
Ye Zhiyong [Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Department of Mathematics, Chongqing Institute of Technology, Chongqing 400050 (China); E-mail: yezhiyong@sjtu.edu.cn; Han Maoan [Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); E-mail: mahan@sjtu.edu.cn
2006-02-01
This paper investigates singular limit cycle bifurcations for a singularly perturbed system. Based on a series of transformations (the modified curvilinear coordinate, blow-up, and near-identity transformation) and bifurcation theory of periodic orbits and invariant tori, the bifurcations of closed orbits and invariant tori near singular limit cycles are discussed.
Oral Tori in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Hsu, Chia-Lin; Hsu, Ching-Wei; Chang, Pei-Ching; Huang, Wen-Hung; Weng, Cheng-Hao; Yang, Huang-Yu; Liu, Shou-Hsuan; Chen, Kuan-Hsing; Weng, Shu-Man; Chang, Chih-Chun; Wang, I-Kuan
2016-01-01
Background The pathogenesis of oral tori has long been debated and is thought to be the product of both genetic and environmental factors, including occlusal forces. Another proposed mechanism for oral tori is the combination of biomechanical forces, particularly in the oral cavity, combined with cortical bone loss and trabecular expansion, as one might see in the early stages of primary hyperparathyroidism. This study investigated the epidemiology of torus palatinus (TP) and torus mandibularis (TM) in peritoneal dialysis patients, and analyzed the influences of hyperparathyroidism on the formation of oral tori. Method In total, 134 peritoneal dialysis patients were recruited between July 1 and December 31, 2015 for dental examinations for this study. Patients were categorized into two subgroups based on the presence or absence of oral tori. Demographic, hematological, biochemical, and dialysis-related data were obtained for analysis. Results The prevalence of oral tori in our sample group was high at 42.5% (57 of 134), and most patients with oral tori were female (61.4%). The most common location of tori was TP (80.7%), followed by TP and TM (14.0%), then TM (5.3%). All 54 TP cases were at the midline, and most were <2 cm (59.3%), flat (53.7%), and located in the premolar region (40.7%). Of the 11 TM cases, all were bilateral and symmetric, mostly <2 cm (81.9%), lobular (45.4%), and located at premolar region (63.6%). Interestingly, patients with oral tori had slightly lower serum levels of intact parathyroid hormones than those without oral tori, but the difference was not statistically significant (317.3±292.0 versus 430.1±492.6 pg/mL, P = 0.126). In addition, patients with oral tori did not differ from patients without tori in inflammatory variables such as serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels (6.6±8.2 versus 10.3±20.2 mg/L, P = 0.147) or nutritional variables such as serum albumin levels (3.79±0.38 versus 3.77±0.45 g/dL, P = 0
Oral Tori in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients.
Chia-Lin Hsu
Full Text Available The pathogenesis of oral tori has long been debated and is thought to be the product of both genetic and environmental factors, including occlusal forces. Another proposed mechanism for oral tori is the combination of biomechanical forces, particularly in the oral cavity, combined with cortical bone loss and trabecular expansion, as one might see in the early stages of primary hyperparathyroidism. This study investigated the epidemiology of torus palatinus (TP and torus mandibularis (TM in peritoneal dialysis patients, and analyzed the influences of hyperparathyroidism on the formation of oral tori.In total, 134 peritoneal dialysis patients were recruited between July 1 and December 31, 2015 for dental examinations for this study. Patients were categorized into two subgroups based on the presence or absence of oral tori. Demographic, hematological, biochemical, and dialysis-related data were obtained for analysis.The prevalence of oral tori in our sample group was high at 42.5% (57 of 134, and most patients with oral tori were female (61.4%. The most common location of tori was TP (80.7%, followed by TP and TM (14.0%, then TM (5.3%. All 54 TP cases were at the midline, and most were <2 cm (59.3%, flat (53.7%, and located in the premolar region (40.7%. Of the 11 TM cases, all were bilateral and symmetric, mostly <2 cm (81.9%, lobular (45.4%, and located at premolar region (63.6%. Interestingly, patients with oral tori had slightly lower serum levels of intact parathyroid hormones than those without oral tori, but the difference was not statistically significant (317.3±292.0 versus 430.1±492.6 pg/mL, P = 0.126. In addition, patients with oral tori did not differ from patients without tori in inflammatory variables such as serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels (6.6±8.2 versus 10.3±20.2 mg/L, P = 0.147 or nutritional variables such as serum albumin levels (3.79±0.38 versus 3.77±0.45 g/dL, P = 0.790. Furthermore, there were no
Kwakkel, Ferry; Peixoto, Mauricio
2011-01-01
Given a closed Riemannian manifold (M, g), there is a partition \\Sigma_i of its tangent bundle TM called the focal decomposition. The sets \\Sigma_i are closely associated to focusing of geodesics of (M, g), i.e. to the situation where there are exactly i geodesic arcs of the same length joining points p and q in M. In this note, we study the topological structure of the focal decomposition of a closed Riemannian manifold and its relation with the metric structure of the manifold. Our main result is that the flat n-tori are focally rigid, in the sense that if two flat tori are focally equivalent, then the tori are isometric up to rescaling.
Tori Hobune 2011 & Eesti Hobune 2011 / Krista Sepp
Sepp, Krista
2011-01-01
14. mail korraldas Tori Hobusekasvanduse ratsaspordiklubi XVI Tori hobuse päeva ja esimese ettapi karikasarjas Tori Hobune 2011, kus avastardi takistussõidus tegid ka eesti tõugu hobused, ning 15. mail toimus koolisõidu etapp
Quasi-periodicity in relative quasi-periodic tori
Fassò, Francesco; García-Naranjo, Luis C.; Giacobbe, Andrea
2015-10-01
At variance from the cases of relative equilibria and relative periodic orbits of dynamical systems with symmetry, the dynamics in relative quasi-periodic tori (namely, subsets of the phase space that project to an invariant torus of the reduced system on which the flow is quasi-periodic) is not yet completely understood. Even in the simplest situation of a free action of a compact and abelian connected group, the dynamics in a relative quasi-periodic torus is not necessarily quasi-periodic. It is known that quasi-periodicity of the unreduced dynamics is related to the reducibility of the reconstruction equation, and sufficient conditions for it are virtually known only in a perturbation context. We provide a different, though equivalent, approach to this subject, based on the hypothesis of the existence of commuting, group-invariant lifts of a set of generators of the reduced torus. Under this hypothesis, which is shown to be equivalent to the reducibility of the reconstruction equation, we give a complete description of the structure of the relative quasi-periodic torus, which is a principal torus bundle whose fibers are tori of a dimension which exceeds that of the reduced torus by at most the rank of the group. The construction can always be done in such a way that these tori have minimal dimension and carry ergodic flow.
Quasi-periodic oscillations of perturbed tori
Parthasarathy, Varadarajan; Manousakis, Antonios; Kluźniak, Włodzimierz
2016-05-01
We performed axisymmetric hydrodynamical simulations of oscillating tori orbiting a non-rotating black hole. The tori in equilibrium were constructed with a constant distribution of angular momentum in a pseudo-Newtonian potential (Kluźniak-Lee). Motions of the torus were triggered by adding subsonic velocity fields: radial, vertical and diagonal to the tori in equilibrium. As the perturbed tori evolved in time, we measured L2 norm of density and obtained the power spectrum of L2 norm which manifested eigenfrequencies of tori modes. The most prominent modes of oscillation excited in the torus by a quasi-random perturbation are the breathing mode and the radial and vertical epicyclic modes. The radial and the plus modes, as well as the vertical and the breathing modes will have frequencies in an approximate 3:2 ratio if the torus is several Schwarzschild radii away from the innermost stable circular orbit. Results of our simulations may be of interest in the context of high-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations observed in stellar-mass black hole binaries, as well as in supermassive black holes.
(Tory) anarchy in the UK: The very peculiar practice of tory anarchism
Wilkin, P.
2009-01-01
The idea of ‘Tory Anarchism’ is reasonably well known but largely unanalysed in either popular or academic literature. Tory Anarchism refers to a group of apparently disparate figures in English popular and political culture whose work has, in part, satirised key British institutions and social relations. At the same time they also provide interesting insights into questions of British, though predominantly English, identity, by focusing upon issues of class, empire and nation. This article ...
Computation of whiskered invariant tori and their associated manifolds: new fast algorithms
Huguet, Gemma; Sire, Yannick
2010-01-01
In this paper we present efficient algorithms for the computation of several invariant objects for Hamiltonian dynamics. More precisely, we consider KAM tori (i.e diffeomorphic copies of the torus such that the motion on them is conjugated to a rigid rotation) both Lagrangian tori (of maximal dimension) and whiskered tori (i.e. tori with hyperbolic directions which, together with the tangents to the torus and the symplectic conjugates span the whole tangent space). In the case of whiskered tori, we also present algorithms to compute the invariant splitting and the invariant manifolds associated to the splitting. We present them both for the case of discrete time and for differential equations. The algorithms are based on a Newton method to solve an appropriately chosen functional equation that expresses invariance. The algorithms are efficient: if we discretize the objects by $N$ elements, one step of the Newton method requires only O(N) storage and $O(N \\ln(N))$ operations. Furthermore, if the object we cons...
Liouville quantum gravity on complex tori
David, François [Institut de Physique Théorique, CNRS, URA 2306, CEA, IPhT, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Rhodes, Rémi [Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée, LAMA, Champs sur Marne (France); Vargas, Vincent [ENS Paris, DMA, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris (France)
2016-02-15
In this paper, we construct Liouville Quantum Field Theory (LQFT) on the toroidal topology in the spirit of the 1981 seminal work by Polyakov [Phys. Lett. B 103, 207 (1981)]. Our approach follows the construction carried out by the authors together with Kupiainen in the case of the Riemann sphere [“Liouville quantum gravity on the Riemann sphere,” e-print arXiv:1410.7318]. The difference is here that the moduli space for complex tori is non-trivial. Modular properties of LQFT are thus investigated. This allows us to integrate the LQFT on complex tori over the moduli space, to compute the law of the random Liouville modulus, therefore recovering (and extending) formulae obtained by physicists, and make conjectures about the relationship with random planar maps of genus one, eventually weighted by a conformal field theory and conformally embedded onto the torus.
Liouville quantum gravity on complex tori
David, François; Rhodes, Rémi; Vargas, Vincent
2016-02-01
In this paper, we construct Liouville Quantum Field Theory (LQFT) on the toroidal topology in the spirit of the 1981 seminal work by Polyakov [Phys. Lett. B 103, 207 (1981)]. Our approach follows the construction carried out by the authors together with Kupiainen in the case of the Riemann sphere ["Liouville quantum gravity on the Riemann sphere," e-print arXiv:1410.7318]. The difference is here that the moduli space for complex tori is non-trivial. Modular properties of LQFT are thus investigated. This allows us to integrate the LQFT on complex tori over the moduli space, to compute the law of the random Liouville modulus, therefore recovering (and extending) formulae obtained by physicists, and make conjectures about the relationship with random planar maps of genus one, eventually weighted by a conformal field theory and conformally embedded onto the torus.
Liouville quantum gravity on complex tori
In this paper, we construct Liouville Quantum Field Theory (LQFT) on the toroidal topology in the spirit of the 1981 seminal work by Polyakov [Phys. Lett. B 103, 207 (1981)]. Our approach follows the construction carried out by the authors together with Kupiainen in the case of the Riemann sphere [“Liouville quantum gravity on the Riemann sphere,” e-print arXiv:1410.7318]. The difference is here that the moduli space for complex tori is non-trivial. Modular properties of LQFT are thus investigated. This allows us to integrate the LQFT on complex tori over the moduli space, to compute the law of the random Liouville modulus, therefore recovering (and extending) formulae obtained by physicists, and make conjectures about the relationship with random planar maps of genus one, eventually weighted by a conformal field theory and conformally embedded onto the torus
Line emission from optically thick relativistic accretion tori
Fuerst, Steven V.; Wu, Kinwah
2007-01-01
We calculate line emission from relativistic accretion tori around Kerr black holes and investigate how the line profiles depend on the viewing inclination, spin of the central black hole, parameters describing the shape of the tori, and spatial distribution of line emissivity on the torus surface. We also compare the lines with those from thin accretion disks. Our calculations show that lines from tori and lines from thin disks share several common features. In particular, at low and moderat...
Spherical tori (ST), represented mainly by the spherical tokamak, are of growing importance for fusion research, and several new devices are planned or under construction around the world. The purpose of the Joint Meeting was to provide a forum for discussion of approaches to fusion energy based on ST. Other toroidal configurations, such as low aspect ratio helical systems and spheromaks, were also included in the scope of this meeting
Curved noncommutative tori as Leibniz quantum compact metric spaces
Latrémolière, Frédéric, E-mail: frederic@math.du.edu [Department of Mathematics, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80208 (United States)
2015-12-15
We prove that curved noncommutative tori are Leibniz quantum compact metric spaces and that they form a continuous family over the group of invertible matrices with entries in the image of the quantum tori for the conjugation by modular conjugation operator in the regular representation, when this group is endowed with a natural length function.
Charged tori in spherical gravitational and dipolar magnetic fields
Slany, P; Stuchlik, Z; Karas, V
2013-01-01
A Newtonian model of non-conductive, charged, perfect fluid tori orbiting in combined spherical gravitational and dipolar magnetic fields is presented and stationary, axisymmetric toroidal structures are analyzed. Matter in such tori exhibits a purely circulatory motion and the resulting convection carries charges into permanent rotation around the symmetry axis. As a main result, we demonstrate the possible existence of off-equatorial charged tori and equatorial tori with cusps enabling outflows of matter from the torus also in the Newtonian regime. These phenomena represent qualitatively a new consequence of the interplay between gravity and electromagnetism. From an astrophysical point of view, our investigation can provide insight into processes that determine the vertical structure of dusty tori surrounding accretion disks.
CHARGED TORI IN SPHERICAL GRAVITATIONAL AND DIPOLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS
Slany, P.; Kovar, J.; Stuchlik, Z. [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava Bezrucovo nam. 13, CZ-746 01 Opava (Czech Republic); Karas, V., E-mail: petr.slany@fpf.slu.cz [Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Bocni II, Prague CZ-141 31 (Czech Republic)
2013-03-01
A Newtonian model of non-conductive, charged, perfect fluid tori orbiting in combined spherical gravitational and dipolar magnetic fields is presented and stationary, axisymmetric toroidal structures are analyzed. Matter in such tori exhibits a purely circulatory motion and the resulting convection carries charges into permanent rotation around the symmetry axis. As a main result, we demonstrate the possible existence of off-equatorial charged tori and equatorial tori with cusps that also enable outflows of matter from the torus in the Newtonian regime. These phenomena qualitatively represent a new consequence of the interplay between gravity and electromagnetism. From an astrophysical point of view, our investigation can provide insight into processes that determine the vertical structure of dusty tori surrounding accretion disks.
Noriyosi Sato
Full Text Available To improve the effectiveness of tori-lines it is necessary to evaluate the ability of tori-lines to mitigate seabird bycatch and determine what kind of seabird species gather during line settings, attack the bait and are incidentally caught. We conducted two experiments in the western North Pacific and examined the effectiveness for seabird mitigation of light streamer tori-lines which have no long streamers but many light (short streamers and are mainly used in the North Pacific area. Firstly, the effectiveness of two different types of tori-line (light streamer (1 m and long streamer (up to 7 m tori-line and of two different colors (yellow and red of light streamers for seabird bycatch avoidance was evaluated using 567 sets based on data from 20 offshore surface commercial longliners. No significant difference in the bycatch number between the different tori-line types and streamer colors was found. Secondly, we investigated the characteristics of the seabird bycatch in the North Pacific and the effectiveness of three different types of streamers (light, hybrid and modified light types by detailed observations of seabird attacks using a chartered longline vessel. Although the appearance rate of albatrosses and shearwaters were 40.9% and 27.7%, Laysan albatross was the main seabird species that followed the vessel but shearwaters seldom followed the vessel and did not aggregate during line setting. In all attacks on bait observed during line settings, 81% and 7% were by albatrosses and shearwaters, respectively. In the number of primary attacks by Laysan albatrosses which attacked most aggressively of all seabirds, there were no significant differences among the tori-line types. No individuals of shearwater were caught. The results of both experiments indicated that light streamer tori-lines were as effective as tori-lines with long streamers for mitigating seabird bycatch in the North Pacific.
Low-energy capture of asteroids onto KAM tori
Verrier, Patricia E
2015-01-01
We present a new method for engineering the artificial capture of asteroids. Based on theories of the chaos-assisted capture of natural satellites of the giant planets, we show how an unbound asteroid that passes close to a regular region of phase space can be easily moved onto the nearby KAM tori and essentially permanently captured with the Earth's Hill sphere without closing the zero velocity curves. The method has the advantages of a relatively low delta-v requirement and no need for control strategies. An illustration of the method is given for an example asteroid trajectory, demonstrating that it is a viable strategy for the final capture stage of asteroids in the Earth's neighbourhood.
Three-dimensional tori and Arnold tongues
Sekikawa, Munehisa; Inaba, Naohiko; Kamiyama, Kyohei; Aihara, Kazuyuki
2014-03-01
This study analyzes an Arnold resonance web, which includes complicated quasi-periodic bifurcations, by conducting a Lyapunov analysis for a coupled delayed logistic map. The map can exhibit a two-dimensional invariant torus (IT), which corresponds to a three-dimensional torus in vector fields. Numerous one-dimensional invariant closed curves (ICCs), which correspond to two-dimensional tori in vector fields, exist in a very complicated but reasonable manner inside an IT-generating region. Periodic solutions emerge at the intersections of two different thin ICC-generating regions, which we call ICC-Arnold tongues, because all three independent-frequency components of the IT become rational at the intersections. Additionally, we observe a significant bifurcation structure where conventional Arnold tongues transit to ICC-Arnold tongues through a Neimark-Sacker bifurcation in the neighborhood of a quasi-periodic Hopf bifurcation (or a quasi-periodic Neimark-Sacker bifurcation) boundary.
Three-dimensional tori and Arnold tongues
Sekikawa, Munehisa, E-mail: sekikawa@cc.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp [Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya-shi 321-8585 (Japan); Inaba, Naohiko [Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Property, Meiji University, Kawasaki-shi 214-8571 (Japan); Kamiyama, Kyohei [Department of Electronics and Bioinformatics, Meiji University, Kawasaki-shi 214-8571 (Japan); Aihara, Kazuyuki [Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Meguro-ku 153-8505 (Japan)
2014-03-15
This study analyzes an Arnold resonance web, which includes complicated quasi-periodic bifurcations, by conducting a Lyapunov analysis for a coupled delayed logistic map. The map can exhibit a two-dimensional invariant torus (IT), which corresponds to a three-dimensional torus in vector fields. Numerous one-dimensional invariant closed curves (ICCs), which correspond to two-dimensional tori in vector fields, exist in a very complicated but reasonable manner inside an IT-generating region. Periodic solutions emerge at the intersections of two different thin ICC-generating regions, which we call ICC-Arnold tongues, because all three independent-frequency components of the IT become rational at the intersections. Additionally, we observe a significant bifurcation structure where conventional Arnold tongues transit to ICC-Arnold tongues through a Neimark-Sacker bifurcation in the neighborhood of a quasi-periodic Hopf bifurcation (or a quasi-periodic Neimark-Sacker bifurcation) boundary.
Modular Curvature for Noncommutative Two-Tori
Connes, Alain
2011-01-01
Starting from the description of the conformal geometry of noncommutative 2-tori in the framework of modular spectral triples, we explicitly compute the local curvature functionals determined by the value at zero of the zeta functions affiliated with these spectral triples. We give a closed formula for the Ray-Singer analytic torsion in terms of the Dirichlet quadratic form and the generating function for Bernoulli numbers applied to the modular operator. The gradient of the Ray-Singer analytic torsion is then expressed in terms of these functionals, and yields the analogue of scalar curvature. Computing this gradient in two ways elucidates the meaning of the complicated two variable functions occurring in the formula for the scalar curvature. Moreover, the corresponding evolution equation for the metric produces the appropriate analogue of Ricci curvature. We prove the analogue of the classical result which asserts that in every conformal class the maximum value of the determinant of the Laplacian on metrics...
Toris väärtustub ameeriklaste panus / Silvia Paluoja
Paluoja, Silvia, 1956-
2010-01-01
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves ja Ameerika Ühendriikide suursaadik Michael C. Polt avasid 22. juunil 2010. a. Tori alevikus Eesti Sõjameeste Mälestuskirikus mälestusplaadi Ameerika Ühendriikide kodanikest Vabadusristi kavaleridele
On Lower Dimensional Invariant Tori in Cd Reversible Systems
Jing ZHANG
2008-01-01
In this paper,a result on the persistence of lowner dimensional invariant tori in Cd reversible systems is obtained under some conditions.The theorem is proved for any d which is larger than some consts.
Rational points of bounded height on compactifications of anisotropic tori
Batyrev, V V; Batyrev, Victor V; Tschinkel, Yuri
1994-01-01
We investigate the analytic properties of the zeta-function associated with heights on equivariant compactifications of anisotropic tori over number fields. This allows to verify conjectures about the distribution of rational points of bounded height.
Tori hobuse mitu palet ja ametit / Vivika Veski
Veski, Vivika
2008-01-01
Tori hobusekasvandus pürib turismiäri ja toetuste abiga üle-eestilise haardega tõuaretuskeskuseks. Küsimusele, mida arvate plaanist luua Torisse hobuste aretamise keskus, vastavad Peep Puna ja Raigo Kollom
Conformal chiral boson models on twisted doubled tori and non-geometric string vacua
Avramis, Spyros D; Prezas, Nikolaos
2009-01-01
We derive and analyze the conditions for quantum conformal and Lorentz invariance of the duality symmetric interacting chiral boson sigma-models, which are conjectured to describe non-geometric string theory backgrounds. The one-loop Weyl and Lorentz anomalies are computed for the general case using the background field method. Subsequently, our results are applied to a class of (on-shell) Lorentz invariant chiral boson models which are based on twisted doubled tori. Our findings are in agreement with those expected from the effective supergravity approach, thereby firmly establishing that the chiral boson models under consideration provide the string worldsheet description of N=4 gauged supergravities with electric gaugings. Furthermore, they demonstrate that twisted doubled tori are indeed the doubled internal geometries underlying a large class of non-geometric string compactifications. For compact gaugings the associated chiral boson models are automatically conformal, a fact that is explained by showing ...
Normal linear stability of quasi-periodic tori
Broer, H. W.; Hoo, J.; Naudot, V.
We consider families of dynamical systems having invariant tori that carry quasi-periodic motions. Our interest is the persistence of such tori under small, nearly-integrable perturbations. This persistence problem is studied in the dissipative, the Hamiltonian and the reversible setting, as part of a more general KAM theory for classes of structure preserving dynamical systems. This concerns the parametrized KAM theory as initiated by Moser [J.K. Moser, On the theory of quasiperiodic motions, SIAM Rev. 8 (2) (1966)145-172; J.K. Moser, Convergent series expansions for quasi-periodic motions, Math. Ann. 169 (1967) 136-176] and further developed in [G.B. Huitema, Unfoldings of quasi-periodic tori, PhD thesis, University of Groningen, 1988; H.W. Broer, G.B. Huitema, F. Takens, Unfoldings of quasi-periodic tori, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc. 83 (421) (1990) 1-82; H.W. Broer, G.B. Huitema, Unfoldings of quasi-periodic tori in reversible systems, J. Dynam. Differential Equations 7 (1) (1995) 191-212]. The corresponding nondegeneracy condition involves certain (trans-)versality conditions on the normal linear, leading, part at the invariant tori. We show that as a consequence, a Cantor family of Diophantine tori with positive Hausdorff measure is persistent under nearly-integrable perturbations. This result extends the above references since presently the case of multiple Floquet exponents is included. Our leading example is the normal 1 :-1 resonance, which occurs a lot in applications, both Hamiltonian and reversible. As an illustration of this we briefly describe the Lagrange top coupled to an oscillator.
M-theory FDA, twisted tori and Chevalley cohomology
The FDA algebras emerging from twisted tori compactifications of M-theory with fluxes are discussed within the general classification scheme provided by Sullivan's theorems and by Chevalley cohomology. It is shown that the generalized Maurer-Cartan equations which have appeared in the literature, in spite of their complicated appearance, once suitably decoded within cohomology, lead to trivial FDAs, all new p-form generators being contractible when the 4-form flux is cohomologically trivial. Non-trivial D=4 FDAs can emerge from non-trivial fluxes but only if the cohomology class of the flux satisfies an additional algebraic condition which appears not to be satisfied in general and has to be studied for each algebra separately. As an illustration an exhaustive study of Chevalley cohomology for the simplest class of SS algebras is presented but a general formalism is developed, based on the structure of a double elliptic complex, which, besides providing the presented results, makes possible the quick analysis of compactification on any other twisted torus
M-theory FDA, twisted tori and Chevalley cohomology
Fre, Pietro [Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Universita di Torino, INFN, Sezione di Torino, via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Turin (Italy)]. E-mail: fre@to.infn.it
2006-05-15
The FDA algebras emerging from twisted tori compactifications of M-theory with fluxes are discussed within the general classification scheme provided by Sullivan's theorems and by Chevalley cohomology. It is shown that the generalized Maurer-Cartan equations which have appeared in the literature, in spite of their complicated appearance, once suitably decoded within cohomology, lead to trivial FDAs, all new p-form generators being contractible when the 4-form flux is cohomologically trivial. Non-trivial D=4 FDAs can emerge from non-trivial fluxes but only if the cohomology class of the flux satisfies an additional algebraic condition which appears not to be satisfied in general and has to be studied for each algebra separately. As an illustration an exhaustive study of Chevalley cohomology for the simplest class of SS algebras is presented but a general formalism is developed, based on the structure of a double elliptic complex, which, besides providing the presented results, makes possible the quick analysis of compactification on any other twisted torus.
Invariant tori for a class of nonlinear evolution equations
The paper looks at quite a wide class of nonlinear evolution equations in a Banach space, including the typical boundary value problems for the main wave equations in mathematical physics (the telegraph equation, the equation of a vibrating beam, various equations from the elastic stability and so on). For this class of equations a unified approach to the bifurcation of invariant tori of arbitrary finite dimension is put forward. Namely, the problem of the birth of such tori from the zero equilibrium is investigated under the assumption that in the stability problem for this equilibrium the situation arises close to an infinite-dimensional degeneracy. Bibliography: 28 titles
Küsimuste tulv automaksu teel / Villem Tori
Tori, Villem
2008-01-01
Eesti Autoettevõtete Liidu direktor Villem Tori imestab sotsiaaldemokraatide automaksu idee üle, sest kordagi pole öeldud, mida sellest maksust laekuva rahaga teha soovitakse. Vt. samas: Võimalik automaks. Kommenteerivad võimlemisklubi Janika juht Janika Mölder ja suusatreener Mati Alaver
Erakordne jumalateenistus Eesti Sõjameeste Mälestuskirikus Toris / Kuno Raude
Raude, Kuno
2010-01-01
22. juunil 2010. a. Toris Eesti Sõjameeste Mälestuskirikus toimunud jumalateenistusest, millest võttis osa ka president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Eesti riigipea avas koos USA suursaadikuga Eestis Michael C. Polt'iga Ameerika Ühendriikide kodanikest Vabadusristi kavaleridele pühendatud mälestusplaadi
Line Emission from Optically Thick RelativisticAccretion Tori
Fuerst, Steven V.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park /Mullard Space Sci. Lab.; Wu, Kinwah; /Mullard Space Sci. Lab.
2007-09-14
We calculate line emission from relativistic accretion tori around Kerr black holes and investigate how the line profiles depend on the viewing inclination, spin of the central black hole, parameters describing the shape of the tori, and spatial distribution of line emissivity on the torus surface. We also compare the lines with those from thin accretion disks. Our calculations show that lines from tori and lines from thin disks share several common features. In particular, at low and moderate viewing inclination angles they both have asymmetric double-peaked profiles with a tall, sharp blue peak and a shorter red peak which has an extensive red wing. At high viewing inclination angles they both have very broad, asymmetric lines which can be roughly considered as single-peaked. Torus and disk lines may show very different red and blue line wings, but the differences are due to the models for relativistic tori and disks having differing inner boundary radii. Self-eclipse and lensing play some role in shaping the torus lines, but they are effective only at high inclination angles. If inner and outer radii of an accretion torus are the same as those of an accretion disk, their line profiles show substantial differences only when inclination angles are close to 90{sup o}, and those differences are manifested mostly at the central regions of the lines instead of the wings.
Line emission from optically thick relativistic accretion tori
Fuerst, Steven V
2007-01-01
We calculate line emission from relativistic accretion tori around Kerr black holes and investigate how the line profiles depend on the viewing inclination, spin of the central black hole, parameters describing the shape of the tori, and spatial distribution of line emissivity on the torus surface. We also compare the lines with those from thin accretion disks. Our calculations show that lines from tori and lines from thin disks share several common features. In particular, at low and moderate viewing inclination angles they both have asymmetric double-peaked profiles with a tall, sharp blue peak and a shorter red peak which has an extensive red wing. At high viewing inclination angles they both have very broad, asymmetric lines which can be roughly considered single-peaked. Torus and disk lines may show very different red and blue line wings, but the differences are due to the models for relativistic tori and disks having differing inner boundary radii. Self-eclipse and lensing play some role in shaping the ...
Scale invariant Strichartz estimates on tori and applications
Killip, Rowan; Visan, Monica
2014-01-01
We prove scale-invariant Strichartz inequalities for the Schrodinger equation on rectangular tori (rational or irrational) in all dimensions. We use these estimates to give a unified and simpler treatment of local well-posedness of the energy-critical nonlinear Schrodinger equation in dimensions three and four.
Once-punctured tori and knots in lens spaces
Baker, Kenneth L.
2006-01-01
We determine the non-null homologous knots in lens spaces whose exteriors contain properly embedded once-punctured tori. All such knots arise as surgeries on the Whitehead link and are grid number 1 in their lens spaces. As a corollary, we classify once-punctured torus bundles that admit a lens space filling.
Perfect fluid tori orbiting Kehagias-Sfetsos naked singularities
Stuchlík, Z.; Pugliese, D.; Schee, J.; Kučáková, H.
2015-09-01
We construct perfect fluid tori in the field of the Kehagias-Sfetsos (K-S) naked singularities. These are spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of the modified Hořava quantum gravity, characterized by a dimensionless parameter ω M^2, combining the gravitational mass parameter M of the spacetime with the Hořava parameter ω reflecting the role of the quantum corrections. In dependence on the value of ω M^2, the K-S naked singularities demonstrate a variety of qualitatively different behavior of their circular geodesics that is fully reflected in the properties of the toroidal structures, demonstrating clear distinction to the properties of the torii in the Schwarzschild spacetimes. In all of the K-S naked singularity spacetimes the tori are located above an "antigravity" sphere where matter can stay in a stable equilibrium position, which is relevant for the stability of the orbiting fluid toroidal accretion structures. The signature of the K-S naked singularity is given by the properties of marginally stable tori orbiting with the uniform distribution of the specific angular momentum of the fluid, l= const. In the K-S naked singularity spacetimes with ω M^2 > 0.2811, doubled tori with the same l= const can exist; mass transfer between the outer torus and the inner one is possible under appropriate conditions, while only outflow to the outer space is allowed in complementary conditions. In the K-S spacetimes with ω M^2 < 0.2811, accretion from cusped perfect fluid tori is not possible due to the non-existence of unstable circular geodesics.
Perfect fluid tori orbiting Kehagias-Sfetsos naked singularities
Stuchlik, Z.; Pugliese, D.; Schee, J.; Kucakova, H. [Silesian University in Opava, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Institute of Physics and Research Centre of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Opava (Czech Republic)
2015-09-15
We construct perfect fluid tori in the field of the Kehagias-Sfetsos (K-S) naked singularities. These are spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of the modified Horava quantum gravity, characterized by a dimensionless parameter ωM{sup 2}, combining the gravitational mass parameter M of the spacetime with the Horava parameter ω, reflecting the role of the quantum corrections. In dependence on the value of ωM{sup 2}, the K-S naked singularities demonstrate a variety of qualitatively different behavior of their circular geodesics that is fully reflected in the properties of the toroidal structures, demonstrating clear distinction to the properties of the torii in the Schwarzschild spacetimes. In all of the K-S naked singularity spacetimes the tori are located above an @gantigravity@h sphere where matter can stay in a stable equilibrium position, which is relevant for the stability of the orbiting fluid toroidal accretion structures. The signature of the K-S naked singularity is given by the properties of marginally stable tori orbiting with the uniform distribution of the specific angular momentum of the fluid, l = const. In the K-S naked singularity spacetimes with ωM{sup 2} > 0.2811, doubled tori with the same l = const can exist; mass transfer between the outer torus and the inner one is possible under appropriate conditions, while only outflow to the outer space is allowed in complementary conditions. In the K-S spacetimes with ωM{sup 2} < 0.2811, accretion from cusped perfect fluid tori is not possible due to the non-existence of unstable circular geodesics. (orig.)
Perfect fluid tori orbiting Kehagias-Sfetsos naked singularities
We construct perfect fluid tori in the field of the Kehagias-Sfetsos (K-S) naked singularities. These are spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of the modified Horava quantum gravity, characterized by a dimensionless parameter ωM2, combining the gravitational mass parameter M of the spacetime with the Horava parameter ω, reflecting the role of the quantum corrections. In dependence on the value of ωM2, the K-S naked singularities demonstrate a variety of qualitatively different behavior of their circular geodesics that is fully reflected in the properties of the toroidal structures, demonstrating clear distinction to the properties of the torii in the Schwarzschild spacetimes. In all of the K-S naked singularity spacetimes the tori are located above an @gantigravity@h sphere where matter can stay in a stable equilibrium position, which is relevant for the stability of the orbiting fluid toroidal accretion structures. The signature of the K-S naked singularity is given by the properties of marginally stable tori orbiting with the uniform distribution of the specific angular momentum of the fluid, l = const. In the K-S naked singularity spacetimes with ωM2 > 0.2811, doubled tori with the same l = const can exist; mass transfer between the outer torus and the inner one is possible under appropriate conditions, while only outflow to the outer space is allowed in complementary conditions. In the K-S spacetimes with ωM2 < 0.2811, accretion from cusped perfect fluid tori is not possible due to the non-existence of unstable circular geodesics. (orig.)
Lower dimensional invariant tori with prescribed frequency for nonlinear wave equation
Geng, Jiansheng; Ren, Xiufang
In this paper, one-dimensional (1D) nonlinear wave equation u-u+mu+u=0, subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions is considered. We show that for each given m>0, and each prescribed integer b>1, the above equation admits a Whitney smooth family of small-amplitude quasi-periodic solutions with b-dimensional Diophantine frequencies, which correspond to b-dimensional invariant tori of an associated infinite-dimensional dynamical system. In particular, these Diophantine frequencies are the small dilation of a prescribed Diophantine vector. The proof is based on a partial Birkhoff normal form reduction and an improved KAM method.
Oscillations of radiation pressure supported tori near black holes
Mazur, Grzegorz P; Sądowski, Aleksander; Mishra, Bhupendra; Kluźniak, Włodek
2015-01-01
We study the dynamics of radiation pressure supported tori around Schwarzschild black holes, focusing on their oscillatory response to an external perturbation. Using KORAL, a general relativistic radiation hydrodynamics code capable of modeling all radiative regimes from the optically thick to the optically thin, we monitor a sample of models at different initial temperatures and opacities, evolving them in two spatial dimensions for $\\sim 165$ orbital periods. The dynamics of models with high opacity is very similar to that of purely hydrodynamics models, and it is characterized by regular oscillations which are visible also in the light curves. As the opacity is decreased, the tori quickly and violently migrate towards the gas-pressure dominated regime, collapsing towards the equatorial plane. When the spectra of the $L_2$ norm of the mass density are considered, high frequency inertial-acoustic modes of oscillations are detected (with the fundamental mode at a frequency $68 M_{\\rm BH}^{-1}\\,\\rm Hz$), in c...
Mechanisms of Stochastic Diffusion of Energetic Ions in Spherical Tori
Stochastic diffusion of the energetic ions in spherical tori is considered. The following issues are addressed: (I) Goldston-White-Boozer diffusion in a rippled field; (ii) cyclotron-resonance-induced diffusion caused by the ripple; (iii) effects of non-conservation of the magnetic moment in an axisymmetric field. It is found that the stochastic diffusion in spherical tori with a weak magnetic field has a number of peculiarities in comparison with conventional tokamaks; in particular, it is characterized by an increased role of mechanisms associated with non-conservation of the particle magnetic moment. It is concluded that in current experiments on National Spherical Torus eXperiment (NSTX) the stochastic diffusion does not have a considerable influence on the confinement of energetic ions
Perfect fluid tori orbiting Kehagias-Sfetsos naked singularities
Stuchlík, Zdeněk; Schee, Jan; Kučáková, Hana
2014-01-01
We construct perfect fluid tori in the field of the Kehagias-Sfetsos (K-S) naked singularity representing spherically symmetric vacuum solution of the modified Ho\\v{r}ava quantum gravity that is characterized by a dimensionless parameter $\\omega M^2$, combining the gravitational mass parameter $M$ of the spacetime with the Ho\\v{r}ava parameter $\\omega$ reflecting the role of the quantum corrections. In dependence on the value of $\\omega M^2$, the K-S naked singularities demonstrate a variety of qualitatively different behavior of their circular geodesics that is fully reflected in the properties of the toroidal structures. In all of the K-S naked singularity spacetimes the tori are located above an "antigravity" sphere where matter can stay in stable equilibrium position, that is relevant for the stability of the orbiting fluid toroidal accretion structures.
Classification of knotted tori in 2-metastable dimension
Cencelj, Matija
2012-11-30
This paper is devoted to the classical Knotting Problem: for a given manifold N and number m describe the set of isotopy classes of embeddings N → Sm. We study the specific case of knotted tori, that is, the embeddings Sp × Sq → Sm. The classification of knotted tori up to isotopy in the metastable dimension range m > p + 3 2 q + 2, p 6 q, was given by Haefliger, Zeeman and A. Skopenkov. We consider the dimensions below the metastable range and give an explicit criterion for the finiteness of this set of isotopy classes in the 2-metastable dimension: Theorem. Assume that p+ 4 3 q +2 < mp+ 3 2 q +2 and m > 2p+q +2. Then the set of isotopy classes of smooth embeddings Sp × Sq → Sm is infinite if and only if either q + 1 or p + q + 1 is divisible by 4. © 2012 RAS(DoM) and LMS.
Circular geodesics and thick tori around rotating boson stars
Meliani, Z; Grandclément, P; Gourgoulhon, E; Monceau-Baroux, R; Straub, O
2015-01-01
Accretion disks play an important role in the evolution of their relativistic inner compact objects. The emergence of a new generation of interferometers will allow to resolve these accretion disks and provide more information about the properties of the central gravitating object. Due to this instrumental leap forward it is crucial to investigate the accretion disk physics near various types of inner compact objects now to deduce later constraints on the central objects from observations. A possible candidate for the inner object is the boson star. Here, we will try to analyze the differences between accretion structures surrounding boson stars and black holes. We aim at analysing the physics of circular geodesics around boson stars and study simple thick accretion tori (so-called Polish doughnuts) in the vicinity of these stars. We realize a detailed study of the properties of circular geodesics around boson stars. We then perform a parameter study of thick tori with constant angular momentum surrounding bo...
Existence of Invariant Tori for Certain Weakly Reversible Mappings
Bao She WEI
2002-01-01
In this paper, we consider certain mappings, M, sufficiently close to an integrable one,which is weakly reversible with respect to the mappings G sufficiently close to an involution of type(m, n), where m,n ∈ Z+ are arbitrary. Under some weak non-degeneracy condition, we constructa uniform KAM iteration for proving the existence of a Cantor family of m-tori invariant under thereversible mappings M and the reversing mapping G.
Cyber Security Evaluation of II&C Technologies
Ken Thomas
2014-11-01
The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program is a research and development program sponsored by the Department of Energy, which is conducted in close collaboration with industry to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe and economical operation of current nuclear power plants The LWRS Program serves to help the US nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. Within the LWRS Program, the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control (II&C) Systems Technologies Pathway conducts targeted research and development (R&D) to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control and related information systems of the U.S. operating light water reactor (LWR) fleet. The II&C Pathway is conducted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Cyber security is a common concern among nuclear utilities and other nuclear industry stakeholders regarding the digital technologies that are being developed under this program. This concern extends to the point of calling into question whether these types of technologies could ever be deployed in nuclear plants given the possibility that the information in them can be compromised and the technologies themselves can potentially be exploited to serve as attack vectors for adversaries. To this end, a cyber security evaluation has been conducted of these technologies to determine whether they constitute a threat beyond what the nuclear plants already manage within their regulatory-required cyber security programs. Specifically, the evaluation is based on NEI 08-09, which is the industry’s template for cyber security programs and evaluations, accepted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as responsive to the requirements of the nuclear power plant cyber security regulation found in 10 CFR 73.54. The evaluation was conducted by a
Vertex disjoint routings of cycles over tori
Bermond, Jean-Claude; Yu, Min-Li
2007-01-01
International audience We study the problem of designing a survivable WDM network based on covering the communication requests with subnetworks that are protected independently from each other. We consider here the case when the physical network is $T(n)$, a torus of size $n$ by $n$, the subnetworks are cycles and the communication scheme is all-to-all or total exchange (where all pairs of vertices communicate). We will represent the communication requests by a logical graph: a complete gr...
Oscillations of radiation pressure supported tori near black holes
Mazur, Grzegorz P.; Zanotti, Olindo; Sądowski, Aleksander; Mishra, Bhupendra; Kluźniak, Wlodek
2016-03-01
We study the dynamics of radiation pressure supported tori around Schwarzschild black holes, focusing on their oscillatory response to an external perturbation. Using KORAL, a general relativistic radiation-hydrodynamics code capable of modelling all radiative regimes from the optically thick to the optically thin, we monitor a sample of models at different initial temperatures and opacities, evolving them in two spatial dimensions for ˜165 orbital periods. The dynamics of models with high opacity is very similar to that of purely hydrodynamics models, and it is characterized by regular oscillations which are visible also in the light curves. As the opacity is decreased, the tori quickly and violently migrate towards the gas-pressure dominated regime, collapsing towards the equatorial plane. When the spectra of the L2 norm of the mass density are considered, high-frequency inertial-acoustic modes of oscillations are detected (with the fundamental mode at a frequency 68 M_BH^{-1} Hz), in close analogy to the phenomenology of purely hydrodynamic models. An additional mode of oscillation, at a frequency 129 M_BH^{-1} Hz, is also found, which can be unambiguously attributed to the radiation. The spectra extracted from the light curves are typically noisier, indicating that in a real observation such modes may not be easily detected.
Simulations of flux variability of oscillating accretion fluid tori around Kerr black holes
Bakala, Pavel; Šrámková, Eva; Kotrlová, Andrea; Török, Gabriel; Vincent, Frederic H; Abramowicz, Marek A
2014-01-01
High frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (HF QPOs) are observed in the X-ray power-density spectra (PDS) of several microquasars and low mass X-ray binaries. Many proposed QPO models are based on oscillations of accretion toroidal fluid structures orbiting in the vicinity of a compact object. We study oscillating accretion tori orbiting in the vicinity of a Kerr black hole. We demonstrate that significant variation of the observed flux can be caused by the combination of radial and vertical oscillation modes of a slender, polytropic, perfect fluid, non-self-graviting torus with constant specific angular momentum. We investigate two combinations of the oscillating modes corresponding to the direct resonance QPO model and the modified relativistic precession QPO model.
A KAM theorem without action-angle variables for elliptic lower dimensional tori
We study elliptic lower dimensional invariant tori of Hamiltonian systems via parametrizations. The method is based on solving iteratively the functional equations that stand for invariance and reducibility. In contrast with classical methods, we do not assume that the system is close to an integrable one nor that it is written in action-angle variables. We only require an approximation of an invariant torus with a fixed vector of basic frequencies and a basis along the torus that approximately reduces the normal variational equations to constant coefficients. We want to highlight that this approach presents many advantages compared with methods which are built in terms of canonical transformations, e.g., it produces simpler and more constructive proofs that lead to more efficient numerical algorithms for the computation of these objects. Such numerical algorithms are suitable to be adapted in order to perform computer assisted proofs
Greene’s residue criterion for the breakup of invariant tori of volume-preserving maps
Fox, Adam M.; Meiss, James D.
2013-01-01
Invariant tori play a fundamental role in the dynamics of symplectic and volume-preserving maps. Codimension-one tori are particularly important as they form barriers to transport. Such tori foliate the phase space of integrable, volume-preserving maps with one action and d angles. For the area-preserving case, Greene’s residue criterion is often used to predict the destruction of tori from the properties of nearby periodic orbits. Even though KAM theory applies to the three-dimensional case, the robustness of tori in such systems is still poorly understood. We study a three-dimensional, reversible, volume-preserving analogue of Chirikov’s standard map with one action and two angles. We investigate the preservation and destruction of tori under perturbation by computing the “residue” of nearby periodic orbits. We find tori with Diophantine rotation vectors in the “spiral mean” cubic algebraic field. The residue is used to generate the critical function of the map and find a candidate for the most robust torus.
REGIMUL JURIDIC AL BILETULUI DE CĂLĂTORIE ELECTRONIC
Dumitriţa BAEŞU
2016-03-01
Full Text Available În articol sunt scoase în relief principalele repere conceptuale ce se ataşează problematicii cu privire la coraportul biletului de călătorie electronic în transportul auto de călători şi bagaje şi în transportul aerian. Este fundamentată teza, potrivit căreia sistemul de taxare electronic în cadrul prestării serviciilor de transport este deosebit de important şi necesar în contextul racordării legislaţiei naţionale la cerinţele Uniunii Europene. De asemenea, se menţionează că reforma în cazul respectiv este oportună şi inevitabilă, deoarece una dintre condiţiile cerute de Uniunea Europeană pentru integrarea Republicii Moldova în acest sistem constă în armonizarea legislaţiei privind transportul la standardele europene. Nu în ultimul rând, este formulată concluzia, potrivit căreia achiziţionarea biletelor de călătorie electronice a devenit mult mai comodă, economă şi accesibilă. LEGAL REGIME OF THE ELECTRONIC TRAVEL TICKET In the article are pointed out major conceptual aspects that are a added to issues on the ticket correlation of road transport of passengers electronic ticket and luggage in air transport. It is fundamental thesis that the electronic toll system in transport services is particularly important and necessary in the context of adjusting the national legislation to the European Union standards. Also in this case, is mentioned that reform is appropriate and inevitable, because one of the conditions required by the EU for Moldova's integration into the system is to harmonize transport legislation with European standards. Finally, as conclusion, electronic travel ticket purchasing has become more convenient, cheap and affordable.
A vast amount of various invariant tori in the Nosé-Hoover oscillator
Wang, Lei [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China); Department of Mathematics and Physics, Hefei University, Hefei 230601 (China); Yang, Xiao-Song, E-mail: yangxs@hust.edu.cn [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
2015-12-15
This letter restudies the Nosé-Hoover oscillator. Some new averagely conservative regions are found, each of which is filled with different sequences of nested tori with various knot types. Especially, the dynamical behaviors near the border of “chaotic region” and conservative regions are studied showing that there exist more complicated and thinner invariant tori around the boundaries of conservative regions bounded by tori. Our results suggest an infinite number of island chains in a “chaotic sea” for the Nosé-Hoover oscillator.
Flux-force relation, a fundamental relation that relates transport fluxes to forces, for non-axisymmetric tori in general magnetic flux coordinates that are not Hamada coordinates, is derived. The derivation is based on kinetic theory instead of fluid theory. It is shown that pressure force also contributes to the relation in non-Hamada coordinates in general to make the relation compatible with kinetic theory and to make it coordinates invariant. The results are applied to the theory for the neoclassical toroidal viscosity in tokamaks that have error fields or resistive magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) modes.
Nonsymmetric systems arising in the computation of invariant tori
Trummer, M.R. [Simons Fraser Univ., Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada)
1996-12-31
We introduce two new spectral implementations for computing invariant tori. The underlying nonlinear partial differential equation although hyperbolic by nature, has periodic boundary conditions in both space and time. In our first approach we discretize the spatial variable, and find the solution via a shooting method. In our second approach, a full two-dimensional Fourier spectral discretization and Newton`s method lead to very large, sparse, nonsymmetric systems. These matrices are highly structured, but the sparsity pattern prohibits the use of direct solvers. A modified conjugate gradient type iterative solver appears to perform best for this type of problems. The two methods are applied to the van der Pol oscillator, and compared to previous algorithms. Several preconditioners are investigated.
Constructive spherical codes on layers of flat tori
Torezzan, Cristiano; Vaishampayan, Vinay A
2012-01-01
A new class of spherical codes is constructed by selecting a finite subset of flat tori from a foliation of the unit sphere S^{2L-1} of R^{2L} and designing a structured codebook on each torus layer. The resulting spherical code can be the image of a lattice restricted to a specific hyperbox in R^L in each layer. Group structure and homogeneity, useful for efficient storage and decoding, are inherited from the underlying lattice codebook. A systematic method for constructing such codes are presented and, as an example, the Leech lattice is used to construct a spherical code in R^{48}. Upper and lower bounds on the performance, the asymptotic packing density and a method for decoding are derived.
Dynamical supersymmetry breaking on magnetized tori and orbifolds
Abe, Hiroyuki; Sumita, Keigo
2016-01-01
We construct several dynamical supersymmetry breaking (DSB) models within a single ten-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theory, compactified on magnetized tori with or without orbifolding. We study the case that the supersymmetry breaking is triggered by a strong dynamics of $SU(N_C)$ SYM theory with $N_F$ flavors contained in the four-dimensional effective theory. We show several configurations of magnetic fluxes and orbifolds, those potentially yield, below the compactification scale, the field contents and couplings required for triggering DSB. We especially find a class of self-complete DSB models on orbifolds, where all the extra fields are eliminated by the orbifold projection and DSB successfully occurs within the given framework. Comments on some perspectives for associating the obtained DSB models with the other sectors, such as the visible sector and another hidden sector for, e.g., stabilizing moduli, are also given.
The existence of periodic orbits and invariant tori for some 3-dimensional quadratic systems.
Jiang, Yanan; Han, Maoan; Xiao, Dongmei
2014-01-01
We use the normal form theory, averaging method, and integral manifold theorem to study the existence of limit cycles in Lotka-Volterra systems and the existence of invariant tori in quadratic systems in ℝ(3). PMID:24982980
Lax representation for two-particle dynamics splitting on two tori
Enolskii, V Z; Enolskii, Victor; Salerno, Mario
1996-01-01
Lax representation in terms of 2\\times 2 matrices is constructed for a separable multiply--periodic system splitting on two tori. Hyperelliptic Kleinian functions and their reduction to elliptic functions are used.
Martin, Charles Francis James
The Ontario Tories' 42-year hegemony in government (1943-1985) was wrought through clever policies which often utilized Crown institutions to promote prosperity or to oblige or mollify vying interests. Ousted in 1985, though, they used their time in opposition to revise the Tory doctrine. In the 1995 election, the Tories emerged a tougher, more truculent group quite unlike their predecessors. Campaigning on their Common Sense Revolution (CSR) platform, they promised to eliminate red tape and vowed to obliterate all ostensible economic barriers which were impeding commerce in the province. In the CSR, the Tories identified Ontario Hydro (OH), the province's lauded publicly-owned power monopoly, as a troublesome and inefficient Crown entity which required fundamental reform. Portions of OH, they hinted, would likely be sold. Once elected, the Tories worked hurriedly to demolish OH and destroy public power in Ontario. For nearly 100 years, OH proved a pivotal component within the province's political economy for its provision of affordable, reliable power and its function as a policy tool to incite and direct development. A Tory government fought to instigate public power in the early 1900s and, in the late 1900s, a Tory government was fighting vigorously to rescind it. Why would they now renounce Crown power? It is the intent of this thesis to elucidate the Tory government's involvement in the transformation of Ontario's electricity industry from 1995 to 2003. Distinguishing electricity as a special, strategic staple, this thesis uses a pro-state, pro-staples industry political economy approach to discern how and why the Tory government sought to restructure the electricity sector. Essentially, it posits that the onslaught of neoliberalism, the emergence of novel generating technology, and the faltering of OH's nuclear wing all had a huge part to play in provoking the Tory government to initiate its reforms. Their reforms, though, proved too hasty, haughty, and
MHD phenomena and transport of energetic ions in spherical tori
Experiments on Spherical Tori (ST) show that plasma MHD activity may strongly deteriorate the confinement of energetic ions. Therefore, a study of the interplay of MHD modes and energetic ions is of large practical importance. Such a study is carried out in this work, where both the influence of the energetic ions on plasma MHD activity and the MHD-induced transport of energetic ions are considered. In particular, it is shown that in STs, in contrast to conventional tokamaks, the presence of trapped energetic ions may have a destabilizing influence on the ideal kink instability and the collisionless tearing instability. On the other hand, it is found the transport of energetic ions caused by reconnection events (sawtooth oscillations, internal reconnection events and non-ideal fishbones) has a number of peculiarities in STs. Specific calculations of the change of the neutron flux caused by the particle redistribution by reconnection events and of the loss fraction of the energetic ions are carried out for the Neutral Beam Injected (NBI) ions in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). Results of the calculations are compared with experimental observations. (author)
AGN Dusty Tori: II. Observational Implications of Clumpiness
Nenkova, Maia; Nikutta, Robert; Ivezic, Zeljko; Elitzur, Moshe
2008-01-01
From extensive radiative transfer calculations we find that clumpy torus models with \\No \\about 5--15 dusty clouds along radial equatorial rays successfully explain AGN infrared observations. The dust has standard Galactic composition, with individual cloud optical depth \\tV \\about 30--100 at visual. The models naturally explain the observed behavior of the 10\\mic silicate feature, in particular the lack of deep absorption features in AGN of any type. The weak 10\\mic emission feature tentatively detected in type 2 QSO can be reproduced if in these sources \\No drops to \\about 2 or \\tV exceeds \\about 100. The clouds angular distribution must have a soft-edge, e.g., Gaussian profile, the radial distribution should decrease as $1/r$ or $1/r^2$. Compact tori can explain all observations, in agreement with the recent interferometric evidence that the ratio of the torus outer to inner radius is perhaps as small as \\about 5--10. Clumpy torus models can produce nearly isotropic IR emission together with highly anisotr...
The prevalence of tori amongst constant mean curvature planes in R3
Carberry, Emma; Schmidt, Martin Ulrich
2016-08-01
Constant mean curvature (CMC) tori in Euclidean 3-space are described by an algebraic curve, called the spectral curve, together with a line bundle on this curve and a point on S1, called the Sym point. For a given spectral curve the possible choices of line bundle and Sym point are easily described. The space of spectral curves of tori is totally disconnected. Hence to characterise the "moduli space" of CMC tori one should, for each genus g, determine the closure Pg bar of spectral curves of CMC tori within the spectral curves of CMC planes having spectral genus g. We identify a real subvariety Rg and a subset Sg ⊆Rg such that Rmaxg ⊆Pg bar ⊆Sg, where Rmaxg denotes the points of Rg having maximal dimension. The lowest spectral genus for which tori exist is g = 2 and in this case R2 = Rmax2 =P2 bar =S2. For g > 2, we conjecture that Rg ⊋ Rmaxg =Sg. We give a number of alternative characterisations of Rmaxg and in particular introduce a new integer invariant of a CMC plane of finite type, called its winding number.
Efficient Indirect All-to-All Personalized Communication on Rings and 2-D Tori
GU Naijie
2001-01-01
All-to-All personalized communication is a basic communication operation in a parallel computing environment. There are a lot of results appearing in literature. All these communication algorithms can be divided into two kinds: direct communication algorithm and indirect communication algorithm. The optimal direct all-to-all communication algorithm on rings and 2-D tori does exist. But, for indirect all-to-all communication algorithms, there is a gap between the time complexity of the already existing algorithm and the lower bound. In this paper an efficient indirect algorithm for all-to-all communication on rings and 2-D square tori with bidirection channels is presented. The algorithms is faster than any previous indirect algorithms. The main items of the time complexity of the algorithm is p2/8 and pa/2/8 on rings and 2-D tori respectively, both reaching the theoretical lower bound, where p is the number of processors.
Zakrzewski, J.; Saini, S.; Taylor, H.S.
1988-10-15
A general theoretical base and a general strategy for implementing semiclassical quantization using the adiabatic-switching method are presented for two-dimensional systems. The method proposed does not depend on specialized coordinates, trajectory, or surfaces-of-section studies and is generalizable to multidimensional systems. The choice of the initial tori for the switching procedure is accomplished by simple diagonalizations of small-dimensional matrix representations of invariant operators obtained from perturbation theory. The method gives quantum energies at a useful level of accuracy for the vast majority of states in many of the well-known nonresonant and resonant Hamiltonian cases. Many eigenvalues previously thought unobtainable when the adiabatic-switching method is used are obtained in a quite simple manner.
Clumpy tori around type II active galactic nuclei as revealed by X-ray fluorescent lines
Liu, Jiren; Liu, Yuan; Li, Xiaobo; Xu, Weiwei; Gou, Lijun; Cheng, Cheng
2016-06-01
The reflection spectrum of a torus around an active galactic nucleus (AGN) is characterized by X-ray fluorescent lines, which are most prominent for type II AGNs. A clumpy torus allows photons reflected from the back-side of the torus to leak through the front regions that are free of obscuration. The observed X-ray fluorescent lines are therefore sensitive to the clumpiness of the torus. We analysed a sample of type II AGNs observed with the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS), and measured the fluxes for the Si Kα and Fe Kα lines. The measured Fe Kα/Si Kα ratios, spanning a range between 5 and 60, are far smaller than the ratios predicted from simulations of smooth tori, indicating that the tori of the studied sources have clumpy distributions rather than smooth ones. We compared the measured Fe Kα/Si Kα ratios with simulation results of clumpy tori. The Circinus galaxy has a Fe Kα/Si Kα ratio of ˜60, which is close to the simulation results for N = 5, where N is the average number of clumps along the line of sight. The Fe Kα/Si Kα ratios of the other sources are all below the simulation results for N = 2. Overall, this shows that the non-Fe fluorescent lines in the soft X-ray band are a potentially powerful probe of the clumpiness of tori around AGNs.
Human insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) cDNA from a placental library was isolated and sequenced. The 5' untranslated region (5'-UTR) sequence of this cDNA differs completely from that of adult human liver and has considerable base sequence identity to the same region of an IGF-II cDNA of a rat liver cell line, BRL-3A. Human placental poly(A)+ RNA was probed with either the 5'-UTR of the isolated human placental IGF-II cDNA or the 5'-UTR of the IGF-II cDNA obtained from adult human liver. No transcripts were detected by using the 5'-UTR of the adult liver IGF-II as the probe. In contrast, three transcripts of 6.0, 3.2, and 2.2 kilobases were detected by using the 5'-UTR of the placental IGF-II cDNA as the probe or the probe from the coding sequence. A fourth IGF-II transcript of 4.9 kilobases presumably containing a 5'-UTR consisting of a base sequence dissimilar to that of either IGF-II 5'-UTR was apparent. Therefore, IGF-II transcripts detected may be products of alternative splicing as their 5'-UTR sequence is contained within the human IGF-II gene or they may be a consequence of alternative promoter utilization in placenta
WHISTBT: a 1-1/2-D radial-transport code for bumpy tori
The computer code WHISTBT has been developed from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory WHIST code to study radial transport in bumpy tori. The code can handle both positive and negative ad hoc electric fields for devices ranging from the size of ELMO Bumpy Torus-Scale (EBT-S) to a reactor-type device, EBT-R. Fueling can be by gas puffing or pellets; heating can be by injection of rf power or neutral beams
On Invariant Tori of Nearly Integrable Hamiltonian Systems with Quasiperiodic Perturbation
Cheng Rong
2010-01-01
Full Text Available We are concerned with the persistence of frequency of invariant tori for analytic integrable Hamiltonian system with quasiperiodic perturbation. It is proved that if the unperturbed system satisfies the Rüssmann's nondegeneracy condition and has nonzero Brouwer's topological degree at some Diophantine frequency; the perturbed system satisfies the colinked nonresonant condition, then the invariant torus with this frequency persists under quasiperiodic perturbation.
Equilibria of charged dust tori in a dipole magnetic field: hydrodynamic approach
Slaný, P.; Kovář, J.; Stuchlík, Z.; Karas, Vladimír
Opava : Silesian University, 2014 - (Stuchlík, Z.), s. 221-227 ISBN 9788075101266. ISSN 2336-5668. - (Publications of the Institute of Physics. 7). [RAGtime /14.-16./. Opava (CZ), 18.09.2012-22.09.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR GB14-37086G Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : dust tori * electric charge * magnetic field Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics
Charged perfect fluid tori in strong central gravitational and dipolar magnetic fields
Kovář, Jiří; Slaný, Petr; Cremaschini, Claudio; Stuchlík, Zdeněk; Karas, Vladimír; Trova, Audrey
2016-06-01
We study electrically charged perfect fluid toroidal structures encircling a spherically symmetric gravitating object with Schwarzschild spacetime geometry and endowed with a dipole magnetic field. The work represents a direct continuation of our previous general-relativistic studies of electrically charged fluid in the approximation of zero conductivity, which formed tori around a Reissner-Nordström black hole or a Schwarzschild black hole equipped with a test electric charge and immersed in an asymptotically uniform magnetic field. After a general introduction of the zero-conductivity charged fluid model, we discuss a variety of possible topologies of the toroidal fluid configurations. Along with the charged equatorial tori forming interesting coupled configurations, we demonstrate the existence of the off-equatorial tori, for which the dipole type of magnetic field seems to be necessary. We focus on orbiting structures with constant specific angular momentum and on those in permanent rigid rotation. We stress that the general analytical treatment developed in our previous works is enriched here by the integrated form of the pressure equations. To put our work into an astrophysical context, we identify the central object with an idealization of a nonrotating magnetic neutron star. Constraining ranges of its parameters and also parameters of the circling fluid, we discuss a possible relevance of the studied toroidal structures, presenting along with their topology also pressure, density, temperature and charge profiles.
Kenneth Thomas
2012-02-01
Life extension beyond 60 years for the U.S operating nuclear fleet requires that instrumentation and control (I&C) systems be upgraded to address aging and reliability concerns. It is impractical for the legacy systems based on 1970's vintage technology operate over this extended time period. Indeed, utilities have successfully engaged in such replacements when dictated by these operational concerns. However, the replacements have been approached in a like-for-like manner, meaning that they do not take advantage of the inherent capabilities of digital technology to improve business functions. And so, the improvement in I&C system performance has not translated to bottom-line performance improvement for the fleet. Therefore, wide-scale modernization of the legacy I&C systems could prove to be cost-prohibitive unless the technology is implemented in a manner to enable significant business innovation as a means of off-setting the cost of upgrades. A Future Vision of a transformed nuclear plant operating model based on an integrated digital environment has been developed as part of the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control (II&C) research pathway, under the Light Water Reactor (LWR) Sustainability Program. This is a research and development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), performed in close collaboration with the nuclear utility industry, to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. DOE's program focus is on longer-term and higher-risk/reward research that contributes to the national policy objectives of energy security and environmental security . The Advanced II&C research pathway is being conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The Future Vision is based on a digital architecture that encompasses all aspects of plant operations and support, integrating plant systems, plant work processes, and plant workers in a
Kenneth Thomas; Bruce Hallbert
2013-02-01
Life extension beyond 60 years for the U.S operating nuclear fleet requires that instrumentation and control (I&C) systems be upgraded to address aging and reliability concerns. It is impractical for the legacy systems based on 1970’s vintage technology operate over this extended time period. Indeed, utilities have successfully engaged in such replacements when dictated by these operational concerns. However, the replacements have been approached in a like-for-like manner, meaning that they do not take advantage of the inherent capabilities of digital technology to improve business functions. And so, the improvement in I&C system performance has not translated to bottom-line performance improvement for the fleet. Therefore, wide-scale modernization of the legacy I&C systems could prove to be cost-prohibitive unless the technology is implemented in a manner to enable significant business innovation as a means of off-setting the cost of upgrades. A Future Vision of a transformed nuclear plant operating model based on an integrated digital environment has been developed as part of the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control (II&C) research pathway, under the Light Water Reactor (LWR) Sustainability Program. This is a research and development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), performed in close collaboration with the nuclear utility industry, to provide the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. DOE’s program focus is on longer-term and higher-risk/reward research that contributes to the national policy objectives of energy security and environmental security . The Advanced II&C research pathway is being conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The Future Vision is based on a digital architecture that encompasses all aspects of plant operations and support, integrating plant systems, plant work processes, and plant workers in a
Doubly twisted Neimark-Sacker bifurcation and two coexisting two-dimensional tori
Sekikawa, Munehisa; Inaba, Naohiko
2016-01-01
We discuss a complicated bifurcation structure involving several quasiperiodic bifurcations generated in a three-coupled delayed logistic map where a doubly twisted Neimark-Sacker bifurcation causes a transition from two coexisting periodic attractors to two coexisting invariant closed circles (ICCs) corresponding to two two-dimensional tori in a vector field. Such bifurcation structures are observed in Arnol'd tongues. Lyapunov and bifurcation analyses suggest that the two coexisting ICCs and the two coexisting periodic solutions almost overlap in the two-parameter bifurcation diagram.
Tori Amos 《American Doll Posse》闪亮出炉
Karen
2007-01-01
最近,Tori Amos的新专辑《American Doll Posse》问世。虽然她去年发行了精选集,但这张专辑是2005年《the Beekeeper》以来的首张录音室作品。专辑发行的同时,Amos将踏上世界巡演的路程,5月28日的巡演第一站设在罗马。
The outside of the Teichmuller space of punctured tori in Maskit's embedding
Parkkonen, Jouni
1996-01-01
We consider the following question: Which parameters in the extension of a rational pleating ray across the boundary of $\\Cal M$, the Maskit embedding of the Teichm\\"uller space of once punctured tori correspond to a Kleinian group? Using methods of Keen and Series and Wright we prove a local result, stating that on each rational ray there is a sequence of parameters in $\\overline\\Bbb H\\setminus\\Cal M$ accumulating at the boundary point of $\\Cal M$ on the ray. These are the unique parameters ...
Twisted tori and fluxes: A no go theorem for Lie groups of weak G2 holonomy
In this paper we prove the theorem that there exists no 7-dimensional Lie group manifold G of weak G2 holonomy. We actually prove a stronger statement, namely that there exists no 7-dimensional Lie group with positive definite Ricci tensor RicIJ. This result rules out (supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric) Freund-Rubin solutions of M-theory of the form AdS4xG and compactifications with non-trivial 4-form fluxes of Englert type on an internal group manifold G. A particular class of such backgrounds which, by our arguments are excluded as bulk supergravity compactifications corresponds to the so-called compactifications on twisted tori, for which G has structure constants τKIJ with vanishing trace τJIJ=0. On the other hand our result does not have bearing on warped compactifications of M-theory to four dimensions and/or to compactifications in the presence of localized sources (D-branes, orientifold planes and so forth). Henceforth our result singles out the latter compactifications as the preferred hunting grounds that need to be more systematically explored in relation with all compactification features involving twisted tori
AGN dust tori: the X-ray-infrared connection
Rowan-Robinson, Michael; Nandra, Kirpal
2009-01-01
We have combined the CLASX Chandra survey in Lockman with the Spitzer SWIRE survey data to study the X-ray-infrared connection for AGN. The sample consists of 401 X-ray-sources, of which 306 are detected by Spitzer, and a further 257 AGN candidates detected through their dust torus, but not by Chandra. For X-ray sources the X-ray hardness ratio has been modelled in terms of a power-law with absorption N(H). The optical and infrared data have been modelled in terms of our well-established optical galaxy and QSO templates, and infrared templates based on radiative transfer models. Our estimate of the N(H) distribution is consistent with other studies, but we do find a higher proportion of low absorption objects at z 0.5. While we find only one X-ray AGN with N(H) > 10^{24} cm^{-2}, we argue that 10 objects with torus luminosity apparently exceeding the bolometric X-ray to 3 \\mu m luminosity are strong candidates for being heavily absorbed in X-rays. We also estimate that at least half of the infrared-detected ...
Luque, Alejandro; Villanueva, Jordi
2016-06-01
We present a numerical method for computing initial conditions of Lagrangian quasi-periodic invariant tori of Hamiltonian systems and symplectic maps. Such initial conditions are found by solving, using the Newton method, a nonlinear system obtained by imposing suitable conditions on the frequency map. The basic tool is a newly developed methodology to perform the frequency analysis of a discrete quasi-periodic signal, allowing to compute frequencies and their derivatives with respect to parameters. Roughly speaking, this method consists in computing suitable weighted averages of the iterates of the signal and using the Richardson extrapolation method. The proposed approach performs with high accuracy at a moderate computational cost. We illustrate the method by considering a discrete FPU model and the vicinity of the point L4 in a RTBP.
Shaghaghian, M
2016-01-01
We examine a thick accretion disc in the presence of external gravity and intrinsic dipolar magnetic field due to a non-rotating central object. In this paper, we generalize the Newtonian theory of stationary axisymmetric resistive tori of Tripathy, Prasanna $\\&$ Das (1990) by including the fully general relativistic features. If we are to obtain the steady state configuration, we have to take into account the finite resistivity for the magnetofluid in order to avoid the piling up of the field lines anywhere in the accretion discs. The efficient value of conductivity must be much smaller than the classical conductivity to be astrophysically interesting. The accreting plasma in the presence of an external dipole magnetic field gives rise to a current in the azimuthal direction. The azimuthal current produced due to the motion of the magnetofluid modifies the magnetic field structure inside the disc and generates a poloidal magnetic field for the disc. The solutions we have found show that the radial inflow...
Deformations on tilted tori and moduli stabilisation at the orbifold point
Blaszczyk, Michael; Honecker, Gabriele; Koltermann, Isabel
2015-11-01
We discuss deformations of orbifold singularities on tilted tori in the context of Type IIA orientifold model building with D6-branes on special Lagrangian cycles. Starting from {T}^6/({{Z}}_2× {{Z}}_2) , we mod out an additional {{Z}}_3 symmetry to describe phenomenologically appealing backgrounds and reduce to {{Z}}_3 and Ω R invariant orbits of deformations. While D6-branes carrying SO(2 N) or USp(2 N) gauge groups do not constrain deformations, D6-branes with U( N) gauge groups develop non-vanishing D-terms if they couple to previously singular, now deformed cycles. We present examples for both types of D6-branes, and in a three-generation Pati-Salam model on {T}^6/({{Z}}_2× {{Z}}_6^') we find that ten out of 15 twisted complex structure moduli are indeed stabilised at the orbifold point by the existence of the brane stacks.
Rahvapärane viiulimäng 20.sajandi esimesel poolel Tori ja Vändra viiuldajate näitel
Krista Sildoja
2011-12-01
Full Text Available The article gives an overview of the most well-known village fiddlers in Tori and Vändra parish, their repertoire, playing style and status as dance music players in the first half of the 20th century. This is one of the first efforts to try and describe Estonian traditional instrumental music from the inside so to say. First, the author learned to play the Estonian type of waltzes and polkas gathered from the local village musicians in her neighbourhood and used traditional method of learning by ear. Contact with the old fiddlers has been created artificially using the help of archive recordings datingback to the years 1936 and 1937. Following the personal experience of playing old fiddle tunes the author started transcribing and examining the tunes systematically.At that time both solo and duo performances were recorded from Tori and Vändra fiddlers. Those recordings compile the research material for the present article and on the basis of the recordings it is possible to describe how the fiddlers played back then. Transcriptions give an insight to the approach to form of the music and playing technique used in the fiddle tunes. Briefly, the body of those characteristics can be called the manner of playing the description of which introduces the musical thinking of village fiddlers and the overall characteristics of the performed music.What can be said to describe the traditional manner of playing based on the example of Tori and Vändra parish fiddlers? The districts of Tori and Vändra in the first half of the 20th century can be characterised by playing in fiddle duos. Compared to what was going on in Estonia of that time generally, it is not unique, because there were alsofiddle duos elsewhere. What is special about Tori and Vändra duos is how they wereplayed in. When playing in duos fiddlers used two different ways of playing. The first ofthem, one of the most characterising ones, is imitating bagpipe with fiddle, which wasonly used by
Neoclassical plasma viscosity and transport processes in non-axisymmetric tori
Shaing, K. C.; Ida, K.; Sabbagh, S. A.
2015-11-01
Neoclassical transport processes are important to the understanding of plasma confinement physics in doubly periodic magnetized toroidal plasmas, especially, after the impact of the momentum confinement on the particle and energy confinement is recognized. Real doubly periodic tori in general are non-axisymmetric, with symmetric tori as a special case. An eight-moment approach to transport theory with plasma density N, plasma pressure p, mass flow velocity V and heat flow q as independent variables is adopted. Transport processes are dictated by the solutions of the momentum and heat flux balance equations. For toroidal plasma confinement devices, the first order (in the gyro-radius ordering) plasma flows are on the magnetic surface to guarantee good plasma confinement and are thus two-dimensional. Two linearly independent components of the momentum equation are required to determine the flows completely. Once this two-dimensional flow is relaxed, i.e. the momentum equation reaches a steady state, plasmas become ambipolar, and all the transport fluxes are determined through the flux-force relation. The flux-force relation is derived both from the kinetic definitions for the transport fluxes and from the manipulation of the momentum and heat flux balance equations to illustrate the nature of the transport fluxes by examining their corresponding driven forces and their roles in the momentum and heat flux balance equations. Steady-state plasma flows are determined by the components of the stress and heat stress tensors in the momentum and heat flux balance equations. This approach emphasizes the pivotal role of the momentum equation in the transport processes and is particularly useful in modelling plasma flows in experiments. The methodology for neoclassical transport theory is applied to fluctuation-driven transport fluxes in the quasilinear theory to unify these two theories. Experimental observations in tokamaks and stellarators for the physics discussed are
Mihaela Veţan; Sergiu Florean
2012-01-01
Parteneriatele de solidaritate ASAT sunt dezvoltate în România începând cu anul 2008, în vederea susţinerii micilor producători agricoli care cultivă natural. Dezvoltarea acestora este susţinută la nivel naţional de Asociaţia Centrul de Resurse pentru Iniţiative Eticeși Solidare (CRIES). Mecanismul este unul bazat pe construirea unui relaţii de încredere între producători locali şi consumatori urbani. Astfel,se formează la nivel comunitar grupuri de consumatori care doresc să achiziţioneze pr...
Ronald Farris; Johanna Oxstrand; Gregory Weatherby
2011-09-01
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring research, development, and deployment on light water reactor sustainability (LWRS), in which the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is working closely with nuclear utilities to develop technologies and solutions to help ensure the safe operational life extension of current reactors. As technologies are introduced that change the operation of the plant, the LWRS pilot projects can help identify their best-advanced uses and help demonstrate the safety of these technologies. In early testing of operator performance given these emerging technologies will ensure the safety and usability of systems prior to large-scale deployment and costly verification and validation at the plant. The aim of these collaborations, demonstrations, and approaches are intended to lessen the inertia that sustains the current status quo of today's II&C systems technology, and to motivate transformational change and a shift in strategy to a long-term approach to II&C modernization that is more sustainable. Research being conducted under Pilot Project 1 regards understanding the conditions and behaviors that can be modified, either through process improvements and/or technology deployment, to improve the overall safety and efficiency of outage control at nuclear facilities. The key component of the research in this pilot project is accessing the delivery of information that will allow researchers to simulate the control room, outage control center (OCC) information, and plant status data. The simulation also allows researchers to identify areas of opportunity where plant operating status and outage activities can be analyzed to increase overall plant efficiency. For Pilot Project 3 the desire is to demonstrate the ability of technology deployment and the subsequent impact on maximizing the 'Collective Situational Awareness' of the various stakeholders in a commercial nuclear power plant. Specifically, the desire is to show positive
2007-01-01
Women who perform popular music are also performing gender. This is both because gender can be understood as performance and because musical conventions and styles carry with them assumptions about femininity and masculinity. This thesis concerns three female popular music artists; Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Tori Amos and Gillian Welch, and their performances of femininity. As these artists have been presented as or have presented themselves as in some way "authentic", my readings of these ar...
LWRS II&C Industry and Regulatory Engagement Activities for FY 11
Ken Thomas
2011-09-01
To ensure broad industry support and coordination for the Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Controls (II&C) Systems Technologies research pathway, an engagement process will be continually pursued with nuclear asset owners, vendors, and suppliers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the major industry support organizations of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Nuclear asset owner engagement is a necessary and enabling activity to obtain data and accurate characterization of long-term operational challenges, assess the suitability of proposed research for addressing long-term needs, and gain access to data and representative infrastructure and expertise needed to ensure success of the proposed research and development (R&D) activities. Engagement with vendors and suppliers will ensure that vendor expectations and needs can be translated into requirements that can be met through technology commercialization.
Development of Instruments onboard ASTRO-H for Future X-ray Studies of Tori
Noda, H.
2015-09-01
The next astronomical X-ray satellite ASTRO-H will be launched by Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) in this Japanese fiscal year. It allows us to combine a simultaneous coverage of the 0.4-600 keV band, and a high energy-resolution spectroscopy in the 0.3-12 keV band with an FWHM energy resolution of coating hard X-ray mirrors, and a non-focusing soft gamma-ray detector covers the 40-600 keV band. The high energy-resolution spectroscopy is realized by the X-ray micro-calorimeter array operated at 50 mK on a focal plane of the soft X-ray telescope. With the unprecedented performances, the ASTRO-H observations of active galactic nuclei are expected to give us important X-ray information about tori including their dynamics, size, ionization state and so on. In the present talk, we introduce the current status of developments of the instruments onboard ASTRO-H, especially focusing on the performance of the X-ray micro-calorimeter derived in the ongoing ground testing and calibration.
Lie tori of type B_2 and graded-simple Jordan structures covered by a triangle
Neher, Erhard
2011-01-01
We classify two classes of B_2-graded Lie algebras which have a second compatible grading by an abelian group A: (a) graded-simple Lie algebras for A torsion-free and (b) division-A-graded Lie algebras. Our results describe the centreless cores of a class of affine reflection Lie algebras, hence apply in particular to the centreless cores of extended affine Lie algebras, the so-called Lie tori, for which we recover results of Allison-Gao and Faulkner. Our classification (b) extends a recent result of Benkart-Yoshii. Both classifications are consequences of a new description of Jordan algebras covered by a triangle, which correspond to these Lie algebras via the Tits-Kantor-Koecher construction. The Jordan algebra classifications follow from our results on graded-triangulated Jordan triple systems. They generalize work of McCrimmon and the first author as well as the Osborn-McCrimmon-Capacity-2-Theorem in the ungraded case.
Properties of dusty tori in active galactic nuclei - II. Type 2 AGN
Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia; Jarrett, Tom
2009-01-01
(abridged) This paper is the second part of a work investigating the properties of dusty tori in AGN by means of multi-component SED fitting. It focuses on low luminosity, low redshift (z < 0.25) AGN selected among emission line galaxies as well as X-ray, radio and mid-infrared selected type 2 AGN samples from the literature. The available multi-band photometry covers the spectral range from the u-band up to 160 um. The observed SED of each object is fit to a set of multi-component models comprising a stellar component, a high optical depth torus and cold emission from a starburst (SB). The contribution of the various components (stars, torus, SB) is reflected in the position of the objects on the IRAC colour diagram. The comparison of type 1 (as derived from Hatziminaoglou et al. 2008) and type 2 AGN properties is broadly consistent with the Unified Scheme. The estimated ratio between type 2 and type 1 objects is about 2-2.5:1. The AGN accretion-to-infrared luminosity ratio is an indicator of the obscurat...
Kardiostimulátory a zdroje rušení
Lojková, Lea
2009-01-01
Tématem této semestrální práce jsou kardiostimulátory a zdroje rušení. Projekt částečně navazuje na starší diplomovou práci na dané téma (Ing. Kulík, Ústav automatizace a měřicí techniky FEKT, VUT Brno) a z hlediska metodiky měření rozvíjí dané téma podobným směrem. Teoretická část práce stručně vysvětluje principy nukleární magnetické rezonance a magnetické tomografie, popisuje nejběžnější metody používané při magnetické tomografii, definuje kardiostimulátor, uvádí hlavní milníky v jeho vývo...
This report describes the fabrication and tests of a tangentially imaging soft X-ray (SXR) camera diagnostic for fusion energy plasma research. It can be used for the determination of the current distribution in strongly shaped toroidal magnetically confined plasmas, such as those found in spherical tori or advanced tokamaks. It included the development of both an appropriate imaging SXR camera and image analysis techniques necessary to deduce the plasma shape and current distribution. The basic camera concept consists of a tangentially viewing pinhole imaging system with thin-film SXR filters, a scintillator screen to provide SXR to visible conversion, a fast shuttering system, and an sensitive visible camera imaging device. The analysis approach consists of integrating the 2-D SXR image data into a Grad-Shafranov toroidal equilibrium solver code to provide strong constraints on the deduced plasma current and pressure profiles. Acceptable sensitivity in the deduced current profile can be obtained if the relative noise in the measured image can be kept in the range of 1% or less. Tests on the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment indicate very flat safety factor profiles in the plasma interior
Deformations on Tilted Tori and Moduli Stabilisation at the Orbifold Point
Blaszczyk, Michael; Koltermann, Isabel
2015-01-01
We discuss deformations of orbifold singularities on tilted tori in the context of Type IIA orientifold model building with D6-branes on special Lagrangian cycles. Starting from $T^6/(\\mathbb{Z}_2 \\times \\mathbb{Z}_2)$, we mod out an additional $\\mathbb{Z}_3$ symmetry to describe phenomenologically appealing backgrounds and reduce to $\\mathbb{Z}_3$ and $\\Omega\\mathcal{R}$ invariant orbits of deformations. While D6-branes carrying SO(2N) or USp(2N) gauge groups do not constrain deformations, D6-branes with U(N) gauge groups develop non-vanishing D-terms if they couple to previously singular, now deformed cycles. We present examples for both types of D6-branes, and in a three-generation Pati-Salam model on $T^6/(\\mathbb{Z}_2 \\times \\mathbb{Z}_6')$ we find that ten out of 15 twisted complex structure moduli are indeed stabilised at the orbifold point by the existence of the brane stacks.
Mesh theory of angle modified dual tori double-enveloping toroidal worm drive
无
2010-01-01
In this paper, the meshing theory of the angle modified hourglass worm drive is enriched and developed. The ordinary condition of the angle modification is derived and the physical significance of the modification is interpreted. A normal section methodology is proposed for meshing analysis, which can be used to compute the normal distance near a singular meshing point of a conjugate surface couple. By means of the method and after analyzing the normal transversals, it is specified that the worm helicoid, the nominal former contact zone and the new contact zone intersect each other along the locus of singular points of the instantaneous contact lines of an angle-modified worm pair. As a result, it is explained clearly that those three osculate each other but the osculations are different in degree. Moreover, the mechanism of removing the twice-contacted zone from the worm gear tooth surface is clarified and the reason of shortening the worm working length is also elucidated. With the help of the theory described in the present paper and the thorough and systematic research on the relevant meshing characteristics, the angle modified dual tori double-enveloping toroidal worm drive has been shown to be an excellent new-fashioned hourglass worm set.
Radiation-driven Outflows from and Radiative Support in Dusty Tori of Active Galactic Nuclei
Chan, Chi-Ho; Krolik, Julian H.
2016-07-01
Substantial evidence points to dusty, geometrically thick tori obscuring the central engines of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), but so far no mechanism satisfactorily explains why cool dust in the torus remains in a puffy geometry. Near-Eddington infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) luminosities coupled with high dust opacities at these frequencies suggest that radiation pressure on dust can play a significant role in shaping the torus. To explore the possible effects of radiation pressure, we perform three-dimensional radiative hydrodynamics simulations of an initially smooth torus. Our code solves the hydrodynamics equations, the time-dependent multi–angle group IR radiative transfer (RT) equation, and the time-independent UV RT equation. We find a highly dynamic situation. IR radiation is anisotropic, leaving primarily through the central hole. The torus inner surface exhibits a break in axisymmetry under the influence of radiation and differential rotation; clumping follows. In addition, UV radiation pressure on dust launches a strong wind along the inner surface; when scaled to realistic AGN parameters, this outflow travels at ˜ 5000 {(M/{10}7{M}ȯ )}1/4 {[{L}{UV}/(0.1{L}{{E}})]}1/4 {km} {{{s}}}-1 and carries ˜ 0.1 {(M/{10}7{M}ȯ )}3/4 {[{L}{UV}/(0.1{L}{{E}})]}3/4 M ⊙ yr‑1, where M, {L}{UV}, and {L}{{E}} are the mass, UV luminosity, and Eddington luminosity of the central object respectively.
Toris K Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens for the Optical Management of Keratoconus
1, Leyla YAVUZ; 2, İhsan YILMAZ; 1, Özlen Rodop ÖZGÜR; 1, Baran KANDEMİR; 1, Ümit CALLI; 1, Cemalettin CABI
2013-01-01
Amaç: Keratokonus hastalarının görsel rehabilitasyonunda Toris K silikon hidrojel lensinin etkinliğini değerlendirmek. Materyal ve Metot: Retrospektif çalışmaya 58 hastanın 100 gözü dahil edildi. Hastaların ortalama yaşı 27,04± 9,5 yaş idi ve 15 göz grade 1, 28 göz grade 2, 13 göz grade 3, 44 göz grade 4 keratokonus idi. Düzeltilmemiş en iyi görme keskinliği, gözlükle düzeltilmiş en iyi görme keskinliği, korneal topografik ölçümler ve pakimetrik değerler kayıt edildi. Ortalama korneal kırıcı...
Toroidal orbifolds of Z3 and Z6 symmetries of noncommutative tori
Walters, Sam
2015-05-01
The Hexic transform ρ of the noncommutative 2-torus Aθ is the canonical order 6 automorphism defined by ρ (U) = V, ρ (V) =e-πiθU-1 V, where U, V are the canonical unitary generators obeying the unitary Heisenberg commutation relation VU =e2πiθ UV . The Cubic transform is κ =ρ2. These are canonical analogues of the noncommutative Fourier transform, and their associated fixed point C*-algebras Aθρ, Aθκ are noncommutative Z6, Z3 toroidal orbifolds, respectively. For a large class of irrationals θ and rational approximations p / q of θ, a projection e of trace q2 θ - pq is constructed in Aθ that is invariant under the Hexic transform. Further, this projection is shown to be a matrix projection in the sense that it is approximately central, the cut down algebra eAθ e contains a Hexic invariant q × q matrix algebra M whose unit is e and such that the cut downs eUe, eVe are approximately inside M. It is also shown that these invariant matrix projections are covariant in that they arise from a continuous section E (t) of C∞-projections of the continuous field {At } 0 algebras such that ρ (E (t)) = E (t). It turns out that the projection E (t) is the support projection of a canonical C∞-positive element that has the appearance of a noncommutative 2-dimensional Theta function. The topological invariants (or 'quantum' numbers) of E (t), e, and related projections are computed by a new and quicker method than in previous works. (They would also give topological invariants for finitely generated projective modules over noncommutative orbifolds associated to Z6 and Z3 symmetries of noncommutative tori.) We remark that these results have some bearing on research work related to noncommutative orbifolds used in string theory.
Shaghaghian, M.
2016-02-01
We examine a thick accretion disc in the presence of external gravity and intrinsic dipolar magnetic field due to a non-rotating central object. In this paper, we generalize the Newtonian theory of stationary axisymmetric resistive tori of Tripathy, Prasanna & Das by including the fully general relativistic features. If we are to obtain the steady state configuration, we have to take into account the finite resistivity for the magnetofluid in order to avoid the piling up of the field lines anywhere in the accretion discs. The efficient value of conductivity must be much smaller than the classical conductivity to be astrophysically interesting. The accreting plasma in the presence of an external dipole magnetic field gives rise to a current in the azimuthal direction. The azimuthal current produced due to the motion of the magnetofluid modifies the magnetic field structure inside the disc and generates a poloidal magnetic field for the disc. The solutions we have found show that the radial inflow, pressure and density distributions are strongly modified by the electrical conductivity both in relativistic and Newtonian regimes. However, the range of conductivity coefficient is different for both regimes, as well as that of the angular momentum parameter and the radius of the innermost stable circular orbit. Furthermore, it is shown that the azimuthal velocity of the disc which is not dependent on conductivity is sub-Keplerian in all radial distances for both regimes. Owing to the presence of pressure gradient and magnetic forces. This work may also be important for the general relativistic computational magnetohydrodynamics that suffers from the lack of exact analytic solutions that are needed to test computer codes.
Rincón, C., E-mail: crincon@ula.ve; Quintero, M.; Power, Ch.; Moreno, E.; Quintero, E.; Morocoima, M. [Centro de Estudios de Semiconductores, Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Henao, J. A.; Macías, M. A. [Grupo de Investigación en Química Estructural, Facultad de Ciencias, Escuela de Química, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Apartado Aéreo 678, Bucaramanga (Colombia)
2015-05-28
A comparative study of the Raman spectra of Cu{sub 2}B{sup II}C{sup IV}S{sub 4}{sup VI} and Cu{sub 2}B{sup II}C{sup IV}Se{sub 4}{sup VI}(where B = Mn or Fe) magnetic quaternary semiconductor compounds with stannite-type structure (I4{sup ¯}2m) has been done. Most of the fourteen Raman lines expected for these materials were observed in the spectra. The two strongest lines observed have been assigned to the IR inactive A{sub 1}{sup 1} and A{sub 1}{sup 2} stannite modes that originated from the motion of the S or Se anion around the Cu and C{sup IV} cations remaining at rest. The shift in the frequency of these two lines of about 150 cm{sup −1} to lower energies observed in Cu{sub 2}B{sup II}C{sup IV}Se{sub 4}{sup VI} compounds as compared to those in Cu{sub 2}B{sup II}C{sup IV}S{sub 4}{sup VI} ones, can then be explained as due to the anion mass effect. Based on the fact that values of these frequencies depend mainly on anion mass and bond-stretching forces between nearest-neighbor atoms, the vibrational frequencies v{sup ¯}(A{sub 1}{sup 2}) and v{sup ¯}(A{sub 1}{sup 2}) of both modes for several Cu{sub 2}B{sup II}C{sup IV}X{sub 4}{sup VI} stannite compounds (where X = S, Se, or Te) very close to the experimental data reported for these materials were calculated from a simple model that relates these stretching forces to the anion-cation bond-distances.
Yilmaz, Ihsan; Ozcelik, Ferah; Basarir, Berna; Demir, Gokhan; Durusoy, Gonul; Taskapili, Muhittin
2016-01-01
Objectives. To evaluate the visual performance of Toris K soft contact lenses in patients with moderate-to-advanced keratoconus and also to compare the results according to cone types, cone location, and severity of keratoconus. Materials and Methods. Sixty eyes of 40 participants were included in this retrospective study. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best-spectacle corrected visual acuity (BCVA), best-contact lens corrected visual acuity (BCLCVA), and comfort rating via visual analogue scales (VAS) were measured. Results. The mean age was 27.3 ± 8.6 years (range: 18 to 54). The mean logMAR UCVA, BCVA, and BCLCVA were 0.85 ± 0.38 (range: 0.30–1.30), 0.47 ± 0.27 (range: 0.10–1.30), and 0.16 ± 0.20 (range: 0–1.00). There were significant increases in visual acuities with contact lenses (p < .05). BCLCVA was significantly better in oval type than globus type (p = .022). UCVA and BCLCVA were significantly better in moderate keratoconus group (p = .015, p = .018). The mean line gain in Snellen was 3.6 ± 1.8 lines (range: 0–7 lines). The mean line gain was higher in central cone group than paracentral cone group and oval group than globus group (p = .014, p = .045). The mean VAS score was 8.14 ± 1.88 (range: 6–10). Conclusions. Toris K can improve visual acuity of patients with keratoconus. Toris K is successful even in the moderate and advanced form of the disease. PMID:27144012
Trova, A; Slany, P; Kovar, J
2016-01-01
We present an analytical approach for the equilibrium of a self-gravitating charged fluid embedded in a spherical gravitational and dipolar magnetic fields produced by a central mass. Our scheme is proposed, as a toy-model, in the context of gaseous/dusty tori surrounding supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei. While the central black hole dominates the gravitational field and it remains electrically neutral, the surrounding material has a non-negligible self-gravitational effect on the torus structure. By charging mechanisms it also acquires non-zero electric charge density, so the two influences need to be taken into account to achieve a self-consistent picture. With our approach we discuss the impact of self-gravity, represented by the term dt (ratio of the torus total mass to the mass of the central body), on the conditions for existence of the equilibrium and the morphology and typology of the tori. By comparison with a previous work without self-gravity, we show that the conditions can be different...
Mihaela Veţan
2012-10-01
Full Text Available Parteneriatele de solidaritate ASAT sunt dezvoltate în România începând cu anul 2008, în vederea susţinerii micilor producători agricoli care cultivă natural. Dezvoltarea acestora este susţinută la nivel naţional de Asociaţia Centrul de Resurse pentru Iniţiative Eticeși Solidare (CRIES. Mecanismul este unul bazat pe construirea unui relaţii de încredere între producători locali şi consumatori urbani. Astfel,se formează la nivel comunitar grupuri de consumatori care doresc să achiziţioneze produse realizate de mici agricultori, cu care încheie un contract pe perioada unui sezon agricol și cărora le plătesc un avans, în vederea susţinerii costurilor de producţie.
Star Formation Black Hole Growth and Dusty Tori in the Most Luminous AGNs at z=2-3.5
Netzer, Hagai; Lani, Caterina; Nordon, Raanan; Trakhtenbrot, Benny; Lira, Paulina; Shemmer, Ohad
2016-03-01
We report Herschel/SPIRE observations of 100 very luminous, optically selected active galactic nuclei (AGNs) at z=2{--}3.5 with {log} {L}{{1350}} (erg s-1) ≥ 46.5 , where {L}{{1350}} is λLλ at 1350 Å. The distribution in {L}{{1350}} is similar to the general distribution of Sloan Digital Sky Survey AGNs in this redshift and luminosity interval. We measured star-formation (SF) luminosity, {L}{{SF}}, and SF rate (SFR) in 34 detected sources by fitting combined SF and torus templates, where the torus emission is based on Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer observations. We also obtained statistically significant stacks for the undetected sources in two luminosity groups. The sample properties are compared with those of very luminous AGNs at z\\gt 4.5. The main findings are: (1) The mean and the median SFRs of the detected sources are {1176}-339+476 and {1010}-503+706 M⊙ yr-1, respectively. The mean SFR of the undetected sources is 148 M⊙ yr-1. The ratio of SFR to the black hole accretion rate is ≈80 for the detected sources and less than 10 for the undetected sources. Unlike a sample of sources at z ≃ 4.8 that we studied recently, there is no difference in {L}{{AGN}} and only a very small difference in {L}{{torus}} between the detected and undetected sources. (2) The redshift distribution of {L}{{SF}} and {L}{{AGN}} for the most luminous, redshift 2-7 AGNs are different. Similar to previous studies, the highest {L}{{AGN}} are found at z ≈ 3. However, the {L}{{SF}} of such sources peaks at z ≈ 5. Assuming the objects in our sample are hosted by the most massive galaxies at those redshifts, we find that approximately 2/3 of the hosts are already below the main sequence of SF galaxies at z = 2-3.5. (3) The spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of dusty tori at high redshift are similar to the shapes found in low redshift, low luminosity AGNs. Herschel upper limits put strong constraints on the long wavelength shape of the SED, ruling out several earlier
X-ray bumps, iron K-alpha lines, and X-ray suppression by obscuring tori in Seyfert galaxies
Krolik, Julian H.; Madau, Piero; Zycki, Piotr T.
1994-01-01
We investigate the X-ray spectral properties of unobscured type 1 and obscured type 2 Seyferts as predicted by the unified Seyfert scheme. We consider the reprocessing of X-ray photons by photoelectric absorption, iron fluorescence, and Compton downscattering in the obscuring tori surrounding these active nuclei, and compute by Monte Carlo methods the reprocessed spectra as a function of the viewing angle. Depending on the optical depth and shape of the torus, and on the viewing angle, the X-ray flux can be suppressed by substantial factors when our line of sight is obscured. We show that an immediate consequence of the existence of an obscuring thick torus is the production in the spectra of type 1 Seyfert galaxies of a bump in the continuum above 10-20 keV and an Fe K-alpha line with significant equivalent width. In those type 2 Seyferts for which the hard X-ray spectrum has been substantially suppressed, the equivalent width of the Fe K-alpha line in the transmitted spectrum can be very large.
Bovine heart type II cAMP-dependent protein kinase holoenzyme (cAMP-PK) was purified to homogeneity as determined by denaturing SDS-PAGE. An HPLC-DEAE purification step resolved two distinct peaks of cAMP-dependent kinase activity, which were designated Peak 1 and Peak 2 based on their order of elution. They had the same Stoke's radii and had very similar sedimentation coefficients. As determined by densitometric scanning of SDS-PAGE brands, by their mobility on denaturing PAGE, and by the ratios of equilibrium [3H] cAMP binding to maximal kinase activity, the subunit stoichiometry of the two peaks was the same. In a cAMP assay it was found that Peak 1 holoenzyme was cAMP-free, but half of the Peak 2 holoenzyme cAMP binding sites contained cAMP. Dissociation assays indicated that the cAMP was equally distributed in binding Site 1 and Site 2 of Peak 2. Although SDS-PAGE analysis ruled out conversions by proteolysis or autophosphorylation-dephosphorylation, Peak 1 could be partially converted to Peak 2 by the addition of subsaturating amounts of cAMP, and Peak 2 could be partially converted to Peak 1 by aging. The interconvertibility of the two holoenzyme peaks strongly suggested that the difference between the two peaks was caused by the presence of cAMP in Peak 2
Leidenfrost levitated liquid tori
Perrard, Stéphane; Labousse, Matthieu; Fort, Emmanuel; Bush, John; Couder, Yves; Limat, Laurent
2012-11-01
A drop of water deposited on a surface hotter than 150°C can levitate without any contact with a solid container. Indeed the evaporation of the fluid generates a thin vapour film, which supports the drop's weight by lubrication forces (Leidenfrost effect). This effect was until now limited to droplets. We propose here an original substrate geometry, a circular brass through, that allows us to maintain in levitation any quantity of fluid. It could be a good tool to study wave propagation without solid boundary condition and thus very low friction. We report here one possible application, and our most striking observation : when the substrate temperature is high enough, convective motion appears in the liquid torus and its inner side becomes polygonal. This periodic deformation of large amplitude propagates along the azimuthal direction. The geometry, the flow and the shape appear very similar to the polygonal destabilization of an hydraulic jump. We propose here an experimental and theorical characterization of these rotating polygons having from three to twelve sides. Moreover, we have found a model describing the shape for any number of sides. It appears closely related to the Korteweg de Vries equation describing the propagation of solitonic waves in shallow water.
Feler, Yoel
2006-01-01
The configuration space C^n of unordered n-tuples of distinct points on a torus T^2 is a non-singular complex algebraic variety. We study holomorphic self-maps of C^n and prove that for n>4 any such map F either carries the whole of C^n into an orbit of the diagonal Aut(T^2) action in C^n or is of the form F(x)=T(x)x for some holomorphic map T:C^n-->Aut(T^2). We also prove that for n>4 any endomorphism of the torus braid group B_n(T^2) with a non-abelian image preserves the pure torus braid g...
Pesando, Igor
2015-01-01
We consider the simplest possible setting of non abelian twist fields which corresponds to $SU(2)$ monodromies. We first review the theory of hypergeometric function and of the solutions of the most general Fuchsian second order equation with three singularities. Then we solve the problem of writing the general solution with prescribed $U(2)$ monodromies. We use this result to compute the classical string solution corresponding to three $D2$ branes in $R^4$. Despite the fact the configuration is supersymmetric the classical string solution is not holomorphic. Using the equation of motion and not the KLT approach we give a very simple expression for the classical action of the string. We find that the classical action is not proportional to the area of the triangle determined by the branes intersection points since the solution is not holomorphic. Phenomenologically this means that the Yukawa couplings for these supersymmetric configurations on non factorized tori are suppressed with respect to the factorized ...
Pesando, Igor
2016-09-01
We consider the simplest possible setting of non-abelian twist fields which corresponds to SU (2) monodromies. We first review the theory of hypergeometric function and of the solutions of the most general Fuchsian second order equation with three singularities. Then we solve the problem of writing the general solution with prescribed U (2) monodromies. We use this result to compute the classical string solution corresponding to three D2 branes in R4. Despite the fact that the configuration is supersymmetric the classical string solution is not holomorphic. Using the equation of motion and not the KLT approach we give a very simple expression for the classical action of the string. We find that the classical action is not proportional to the area of the triangle determined by the branes intersection points since the solution is not holomorphic. Phenomenologically this means that the Yukawa couplings for these supersymmetric configurations on non-factorized tori are suppressed with respect to the factorized case.
The reactivity effect of the asymmetry of axial burnup profile in burnup credit criticality safety is studied for a realistic PWR spent fuel transport cask proposed in the current OECD/NEA Phase II-C benchmark problem. The axial burnup profiles are simulated in 21 material zones based on in-core flux measurements varying from strong asymmetry to more or less no asymmetry. Criticality calculations in a 3-D model have been performed using the continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCNP-4B2 and the nuclear data library JENDL-3.2. Calculation conditions are determined with consideration of the axial fission source convergence. Calculations are carried out not only for cases proposed in the benchmark but also for additional cases assuming symmetric burnup profile. The actinide-only approach supposed for first domestic introduction of burnup credit into criticality evaluation is also considered in addition to the actinide plus fission product approach adopted in the benchmark. The calculated results show that keff and the end effect increase almost linearly with increasing burnup axial offset that is defined as one of typical parameters showing the intensity of axial burnup asymmetry. The end effect is more sensitive to the asymmetry of burnup profile for the higher burnup. For an axially distributed burnup, the axial fission source distribution becomes strongly asymmetric as its peak shifts toward the top end of the fuel's active zone where the local burnup is less than that of the bottom end. The peak of fission source distribution becomes higher with the increase of either the asymmetry of burnup profile or the assembly-averaged burnup. The conservatism of the assumption of uniform axial burnup based on the actinide-only approach is estimated quantitatively in comparison with the keff result calculated with experiment-based strongest asymmetric axial burnup profile with the actinide plus fission product approach. (author)
Insurance: Pupils' Pamphlet. II C.
University of the South Pacific, Suva (Fiji).
The document presents a study guide for students learning insurance protection and the various types of insurance businesses. The pupils' pamphlet is to be used in coordination with the teacher's guide. Case studies, worksheets, description of basic principles, and examples of policy forms are provided for the different types of insurance: (1)…
Star formation black hole growth and dusty tori in the most luminous AGNs at z=2-3.5
Netzer, Hagai; Nordon, Raanan; Trakhtenbrot, Benny; Lira, Paulina; Shemmer, Ohad
2015-01-01
We report herschel observations of 100 very luminous, optically selected AGNs at z=2-3.5 with log(LUV)(erg/sec)> 46.5, where LUV=L1350A. The distribution in LUV is similar to the general distribution of SDSS AGNs in this redshift and luminosity interval. We measured SF luminosity, LSF, and SFR in 34 detected sources by fitting combined SF and WISE-based torus templates. We also obtained statistically significant stacks for the undetected sources in two luminosity groups. The sample properties are compared with those of very luminous AGNs at z>4.5. The main findings are: 1) The mean and the median SFRs of the detected sources are 1176 and 1010 Msun/yr, respectively. The mean SFR of the undetected sources is 148 Msun/yr. The ratio of SFR to BH accretion rate is approximately 80 for the detected sources and less than 10 for the undetected sources. There is no difference in LAGN and only a very small difference in L(torus) between detected and undetected sources. 2) The redshift distribution of LSF and LAGN for t...
Zeller, Thomas; Peeters, Patrick; Bosiers, Marc; Lammer, Johannes; Brechtel, Klaus; Scheinert, Dierk; Rastan, Aljoscha; Noory, Elias; Beschorner, Ulrich
2014-12-01
Purpose: To confirm the performance and safety of the 25-cm Viabahn endoprosthesis with Propaten bioactive surface when used in the treatment of de novo and/or restenotic TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II C and D lesions of the superficial femoral artery and proximal popliteal artery. Methods: The 25-cm Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis study (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01263665) is a prospective, multicenter, single-arm study that enrolled 71 patients (50 men; mean age 66.7 ± 8.34 years) with lifestyle-limiting claudication (Rutherford class 2 to 4) and lesions longer than 20 cm (mean length 26.5 ± 5.31 cm, range 20-40). The majority of lesions (92.9%) were total occlusions. The primary performance outcome was post-deployment stent length within ± 10% of the pre-deployment stent length determined angiographically by quantitative vascular analysis. The primary safety outcome was device- and procedure-related serious adverse events occurring within 30 days of the procedure. The patients underwent follow-up examinations at 1 month and 1 year. Results : The median follow-up was 12.3 months (mean 12.3 ± 0.6). Nine (12.7%) patients discontinued the study due to different reasons including 2 bypass surgeries. Angiography was available in 60 patients to determine the primary performance outcome, which was met in all cases. Two (2.8%) patients experienced a procedure-/device-related adverse event (dissection) during the 30-day follow-up. Kaplan-Meier estimates for 1-year primary and secondary patency were 67.0% [95% confidence interval (CI) 53.5% to 77.3%] and 96.9% (95% CI 88.0% to 99.2%), respectively. Changes in ankle-brachial index and Rutherford category at 1 and 12 months each showed sustained improvement. Conclusion : This study confirms that the 25-cm Viabahn endoprosthesis acutely performs as intended and is safe when used as indicated in complex femoropopliteal lesions. One-year primary and secondary patency rates are satisfying and comparable to
LIUQingai; W.Newkirk; 等
2002-01-01
The corrosion resisance of the Al2O3-C based refrac-tories in melts containing titania has been studied by quasi-station immersion and rotary immersionThe corrosion rate is decreased with the addition of graphite carbon and ZrO2 in the refractories.The corrosion mehanism of Al2O3-C refractories is the oxidization of graphite carbon by the oxides of the melts and the formation of deteriorate layer,For the Al2O3-C-ZrO2 refractories,the corrosion behavior is due to the interaction between melts and refrac-tories,The new compounds of FeO.SiO2,SiZrO4,Feo.3CaO,2CaO.SiO2 and CaO.SiO2 are formed in the deteriorate layer.
The human T-cell leukemia retrovirus type-1 (HTLV-1) p30II protein is a multifunctional latency-maintenance factor that negatively regulates viral gene expression and deregulates host signaling pathways involved in aberrant T-cell growth and proliferation. We have previously demonstrated that p30II interacts with the c-MYC oncoprotein and enhances c-MYC-dependent transcriptional and oncogenic functions. However, the molecular and biochemical events that mediate the cooperation between p30II and c-MYC remain to be completely understood. Herein we demonstrate that p30II induces lysine-acetylation of the c-MYC oncoprotein. Acetylation-defective c-MYC Lys→Arg substitution mutants are impaired for oncogenic transformation with p30II in c-myc−/− HO15.19 fibroblasts. Using dual-chromatin-immunoprecipitations (dual-ChIPs), we further demonstrate that p30II is present in c-MYC-containing nucleoprotein complexes in HTLV-1-transformed HuT-102 T-lymphocytes. Moreover, p30II inhibits apoptosis in proliferating cells expressing c-MYC under conditions of genotoxic stress. These findings suggest that c-MYC-acetylation is required for the cooperation between p30II/c-MYC which could promote proviral replication and contribute to HTLV-1-induced carcinogenesis. - Highlights: • Acetylation of c-MYC is required for oncogenic transformation by HTLV-1 p30II/c-MYC. • Acetylation-defective c-MYC mutants are impaired for foci-formation by p30II/c-MYC. • The HTLV-1 p30II protein induces lysine-acetylation of c-MYC. • p30II is present in c-MYC nucleoprotein complexes in HTLV-1-transformed T-cells. • HTLV-1 p30II inhibits apoptosis in c-MYC-expressing proliferating cells
Romeo, Megan M.; Ko, Bookyung; Kim, Janice; Brady, Rebecca; Heatley, Hayley C.; He, Jeffrey; Harrod, Carolyn K.; Barnett, Braden [Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Biological Sciences, and The Dedman College Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0376 (United States); Ratner, Lee [Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110 (United States); Lairmore, Michael D. [University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95618 (United States); Martinez, Ernest [Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Lüscher, Bernhard [Institute of Biochemistry, Klinikum, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen (Germany); Robson, Craig N. [Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, The Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH (United Kingdom); Henriksson, Marie [Department of Microbiology, Cell and Tumor Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); Harrod, Robert, E-mail: rharrod@smu.edu [Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Biological Sciences, and The Dedman College Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0376 (United States)
2015-02-15
The human T-cell leukemia retrovirus type-1 (HTLV-1) p30{sup II} protein is a multifunctional latency-maintenance factor that negatively regulates viral gene expression and deregulates host signaling pathways involved in aberrant T-cell growth and proliferation. We have previously demonstrated that p30{sup II} interacts with the c-MYC oncoprotein and enhances c-MYC-dependent transcriptional and oncogenic functions. However, the molecular and biochemical events that mediate the cooperation between p30{sup II} and c-MYC remain to be completely understood. Herein we demonstrate that p30{sup II} induces lysine-acetylation of the c-MYC oncoprotein. Acetylation-defective c-MYC Lys→Arg substitution mutants are impaired for oncogenic transformation with p30{sup II} in c-myc{sup −/−} HO15.19 fibroblasts. Using dual-chromatin-immunoprecipitations (dual-ChIPs), we further demonstrate that p30{sup II} is present in c-MYC-containing nucleoprotein complexes in HTLV-1-transformed HuT-102 T-lymphocytes. Moreover, p30{sup II} inhibits apoptosis in proliferating cells expressing c-MYC under conditions of genotoxic stress. These findings suggest that c-MYC-acetylation is required for the cooperation between p30{sup II}/c-MYC which could promote proviral replication and contribute to HTLV-1-induced carcinogenesis. - Highlights: • Acetylation of c-MYC is required for oncogenic transformation by HTLV-1 p30{sup II}/c-MYC. • Acetylation-defective c-MYC mutants are impaired for foci-formation by p30{sup II}/c-MYC. • The HTLV-1 p30{sup II} protein induces lysine-acetylation of c-MYC. • p30{sup II} is present in c-MYC nucleoprotein complexes in HTLV-1-transformed T-cells. • HTLV-1 p30{sup II} inhibits apoptosis in c-MYC-expressing proliferating cells.
Transport náboje v Ta2O5 oxidových nanovrstvách s aplikací na tantalové kondenzátory
Kopecký, Martin
2015-01-01
Studium transportu náboje v Ta2O5 oxidových nanovrstvách se zaměřuje především na objasnění vlivu defektů na vodivost těchto vrstev. Soustředíme se na studium oxidových nanovrstev Ta2O5 vytvořených pomocí anodické oxidace. Proces výroby Ta2O5 zahrnuje řadu parametrů, jež ovlivňují koncentraci defektů (oxidových vakancí) v této struktuře. Vrstva oxidu Ta2O5 o tloušťce 20 až 200 nm se často používá jako dielektrikum pro tantalové kondenzátory, které se staly nedílnou součástí elektrotechnického...
Polymorphisms of hormone receptor genes have been linked to modifications in reproductive factors and to an increased risk of breast cancer (BC). In the present study, we have determined the allelic and genotypic frequencies of the ERα-397 PvuII C/T, ERα-351 XbaI A/G and PGR PROGINS polymorphisms and investigated their relationship with mammographic density, body mass index (BMI) and other risk factors for BC. A consecutive and unselected sample of 750 Brazilian BC-unaffected women enrolled in a mammography screening program was recruited. The distribution of PGR PROGINS genotypic frequencies was 72.5, 25.5 and 2.0% for A1A1, A1A2 and A2A2, respectively, which was equivalent to that encountered in other studies with healthy women. The distribution of ERα genotypes was: ERα-397 PvuII C/T: 32.3% TT, 47.5% TC, and 20.2% CC; ERα-351 XbaI A/G: 46.3% AA, 41.7% AG and 12.0% GG. ERα haplotypes were 53.5% PX, 14.3% Px, 0.3% pX, and 32.0% px. These were significantly different from most previously published reports worldwide (P < 0.05). Overall, the PGR PROGINS genotypes A2A2 and A1A2 were associated with fatty and moderately fatty breast tissue. The same genotypes were also associated with a high BMI in postmenopausal women. In addition, the ERα-351 XbaI GG genotype was associated with menarche ≥12 years (P = 0.02). ERα and PGR polymorphisms have a phenotypic effect and may play an important role in BC risk determination. Finally, if confirmed in BC patients, these associations could have important implications for mammographic screening and strategies and may be helpful to identify women at higher risk for the disease
Giacomazzi, J.; Aguiar, E. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Laboratório de Medicina Genômica, Centro de Pesquisa Experimental, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre, Associação Hospitalar Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Palmero, E.I. [International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon (France); Schmidt, A.V. [Departamento de Estatística, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Skonieski, G.; Filho, D.D. [Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre, Associação Hospitalar Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Bock, H. [Laboratório de Identificação Genética, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Celular e Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Saraiva-Pereira, M.L. [Laboratório de Identificação Genética, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Celular e Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Departamento de Bioquímica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Serviço de Genética Médica, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Ewald, I.P. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Laboratório de Medicina Genômica, Centro de Pesquisa Experimental, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Schuler-Faccini, L. [Serviço de Genética Médica, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Departamento de Genética, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Camey, S.A. [Departamento de Estatística, Instituto de Matemática, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Caleffi, M. [Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre, Associação Hospitalar Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Giugliani, R. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Laboratório de Identificação Genética, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Serviço de Genética Médica, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Departamento de Genética, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Ashton-Prolla, P. [Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (BR); Laboratório de Medicina Genômica, Centro de Pesquisa Experimental, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, RS (BR); Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre, Associação Hospitalar Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS (BR); Serviço de Genética Médica, HCPA, Porto Alegre, RS (BR); Programa de Pós-Graduação em Genética e Biologia Molecular, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (BR); Departamento de Genética, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (BR)
2012-05-18
Polymorphisms of hormone receptor genes have been linked to modifications in reproductive factors and to an increased risk of breast cancer (BC). In the present study, we have determined the allelic and genotypic frequencies of the ERα-397 PvuII C/T, ERα-351 XbaI A/G and PGR PROGINS polymorphisms and investigated their relationship with mammographic density, body mass index (BMI) and other risk factors for BC. A consecutive and unselected sample of 750 Brazilian BC-unaffected women enrolled in a mammography screening program was recruited. The distribution of PGR PROGINS genotypic frequencies was 72.5, 25.5 and 2.0% for A1A1, A1A2 and A2A2, respectively, which was equivalent to that encountered in other studies with healthy women. The distribution of ERα genotypes was: ERα-397 PvuII C/T: 32.3% TT, 47.5% TC, and 20.2% CC; ERα-351 XbaI A/G: 46.3% AA, 41.7% AG and 12.0% GG. ERα haplotypes were 53.5% PX, 14.3% Px, 0.3% pX, and 32.0% px. These were significantly different from most previously published reports worldwide (P < 0.05). Overall, the PGR PROGINS genotypes A2A2 and A1A2 were associated with fatty and moderately fatty breast tissue. The same genotypes were also associated with a high BMI in postmenopausal women. In addition, the ERα-351 XbaI GG genotype was associated with menarche ≥12 years (P = 0.02). ERα and PGR polymorphisms have a phenotypic effect and may play an important role in BC risk determination. Finally, if confirmed in BC patients, these associations could have important implications for mammographic screening and strategies and may be helpful to identify women at higher risk for the disease.
The strange rebirth of Tory England
Gamble, Andrew
2011-01-01
The Conservative party’s long dominance of British politics was overturned after 1992. The party suffered three consecutive election defeats, the first time this had happened in the modern era, and it seemed to lack the capacity to recover. After the 2005 defeat, however, the party under David Cameron has begun to seize back the political initiative from Labour. Cameron’s leadership is assessed against the background of the long Conservative hegemony, and the undermining of the five key pilla...
Non-planar string networks on tori
Type II strings in D=5 contain particle-like 1/8 supersymmetric BPS states. In this note we give a string-network representation of such states by considering (periodic) non-planar (p,q,r)-string networks of eight dimensional type II string theory on T3. We obtain the BPS mass formula of such states, in terms of charges and generating-vectors of the torus, and show its invariance under an SL(3, Z)XSL(3, Z) group of transformations. Results are then generalized to string-networks associated with the SL(5, Z) U-duality in seven dimensions. We also discuss reinterpretation of the above (D=5) mass formula in terms of BPS states in world-volume theories of U2-branes in D=8. (author)
TRANSIT OF EXOMOON PLASMA TORI: NEW DIAGNOSIS
In the solar system, moons largely exceed planets in number. The Kepler database has been shown to be sensitive to exomoon detection down to the mass of Mars, but the first search has been unsuccessful. Here, we use a particles-in-cell code to predict the transit of the plasma torus produced by a satellite. Despite the small size of a moon, the spatial extent of its plasma torus can be large enough to produce substantial transit absorptions. The model is used for the interpretation of Hubble Space Telescope early ingress absorptions apparently observed during the WASP-12 b and HD 189733 b UV transits for which no consistent explanation exists. For HD 189733 b an exomoon transiting ∼16 Rp ahead of the planet and loading ∼1029 C II ions s–1 into space is required to explain the tentative early ingress absorption observed for C II. For WASP-12b, a moon transiting ∼6 Rp ahead from the planet and ejecting ∼1028 Mg II ions per second is required to explain the NUV early ingress absorption feature. Interestingly, both HD 189733 b and WASP-12b predicted satellites are outside the Hill sphere of their planets, an indication that the moons, if present, were not formed in situ but probably captured later. Finally, our simulations show a strong electromagnetic coupling between the polar regions of planets and the orbital position of the moons, an expected outcome of the unipolar induction DC circuit model. Future observations should test our predictions with a potential opportunity to unambiguously detect the first exomoon plasma torus
Levi-Civita's Theorem for Noncommutative Tori
Jonathan Rosenberg
2013-11-01
Full Text Available We show how to define Riemannian metrics and connections on a noncommutative torus in such a way that an analogue of Levi-Civita's theorem on the existence and uniqueness of a Riemannian connection holds. The major novelty is that we need to use two different notions of noncommutative vector field. Levi-Civita's theorem makes it possible to define Riemannian curvature using the usual formulas.
Monodromy and isotopy of monotone Lagrangian tori
Yau, Mei-Lin
2008-01-01
We define new Hamiltonian isotopy invariants for a monotone Lagrangian torus embedded in a symplectic 4-manifold. We show that, in the standard symplectic 4-space, these invariants distinguish a monotone Clifford torus from a Chekanov torus.
Riemann surfaces and totally real tori
Duval, Julien; Gayet, Damien
2009-01-01
Given a generic totally real torus unknotted in the unit sphere of the complex plane, we prove the following alternative : either there exists a filling of the torus by holomorphic discs and the torus is rationally convex, or its rational hull contains a holomorphic annulus.
Twin tori for a new bundle divertor
A new bundle divertor system using the straight stagnation axis in toroidal field together with the uniform field along the axis is discussed in detail. We call this type of divertor as the ''muffler divertor'' because of its shape. (author)
Levi-Civita's Theorem for Noncommutative Tori
Jonathan Rosenberg
2013-01-01
We show how to define Riemannian metrics and connections on a noncommutative torus in such a way that an analogue of Levi-Civita's theorem on the existence and uniqueness of a Riemannian connection holds. The major novelty is that we need to use two different notions of noncommutative vector field. Levi-Civita's theorem makes it possible to define Riemannian curvature using the usual formulas.
Vávra, Jan
2011-01-01
The aim of the diploma thesis is to survey this niche market. The study was primary focused on software synthesizers. To evaluate the synthesizers a quantitative survey was done. Outputs of the survey resulted into specification of requirements for the software programmes for music composing and identification of respondents. The hypothesis concerning users of software synthesizers themselves was defined and evaluated by statistical methods. Following the hypothesis correlations between each ...
Jetela, Václav
2014-01-01
Bakalářská práce s názvem „Letecké aktuátory“ se v první části zabývá uceleným přehledem hydraulicky a elektricky poháněných aktuátorů používaných v letectví. Druhá část práce je věnována přehledu leteckých hydraulických okruhů. Jednotlivé kapitoly obsahují popis funkce a schémata. V následujících kapitolách práce jsou zpracovány návrhy testovacího standu pro zkoušení provozních parametrů aktuátorů. Závěr práce je věnován srovnání jednotlivých aktuátorů dle výkonu použití v letadlech....
TRANSIT OF EXOMOON PLASMA TORI: NEW DIAGNOSIS
Ben-Jaffel, Lotfi [UPMC, University of Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d' Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris (France); Ballester, Gilda E., E-mail: bjaffel@iap.fr, E-mail: gilda@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1541 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0063 (United States)
2014-04-20
In the solar system, moons largely exceed planets in number. The Kepler database has been shown to be sensitive to exomoon detection down to the mass of Mars, but the first search has been unsuccessful. Here, we use a particles-in-cell code to predict the transit of the plasma torus produced by a satellite. Despite the small size of a moon, the spatial extent of its plasma torus can be large enough to produce substantial transit absorptions. The model is used for the interpretation of Hubble Space Telescope early ingress absorptions apparently observed during the WASP-12 b and HD 189733 b UV transits for which no consistent explanation exists. For HD 189733 b an exomoon transiting ∼16 R{sub p} ahead of the planet and loading ∼10{sup 29} C II ions s{sup –1} into space is required to explain the tentative early ingress absorption observed for C II. For WASP-12b, a moon transiting ∼6 R{sub p} ahead from the planet and ejecting ∼10{sup 28} Mg II ions per second is required to explain the NUV early ingress absorption feature. Interestingly, both HD 189733 b and WASP-12b predicted satellites are outside the Hill sphere of their planets, an indication that the moons, if present, were not formed in situ but probably captured later. Finally, our simulations show a strong electromagnetic coupling between the polar regions of planets and the orbital position of the moons, an expected outcome of the unipolar induction DC circuit model. Future observations should test our predictions with a potential opportunity to unambiguously detect the first exomoon plasma torus.
Přístupy k zajištění kvality zdravotní péče: manažerské simulátory pro podporu rozhodování
Lešetický, Ondřej
2009-01-01
Assuring the quality of healthcare is a very complex subject combining a variety of approaches (structural, process, result, etc.) on the macro-level of the health system as part of national health policy and even on micro-level in healthcare facilities. However, majority of models for monitoring the quality of health care is still based on a pragmatic approach to structural quality monitoring, with the primary aim to improve the health status of the population through affordable and quality ...
Lafarge, Florent; Keriven, Renaud; Brédif, Mathieu
2010-07-01
We propose an original hybrid modeling process of urban scenes that represents 3-D models as a combination of mesh-based surfaces and geometric 3-D-primitives. Meshes describe details such as ornaments and statues, whereas 3-D-primitives code for regular shapes such as walls and columns. Starting from an 3-D-surface obtained by multiview stereo techniques, these primitives are inserted into the surface after being detected. This strategy allows the introduction of semantic knowledge, the simplification of the modeling, and even correction of errors generated by the acquisition process. We design a hierarchical approach exploring different scales of an observed scene. Each level consists first in segmenting the surface using a multilabel energy model optimized by -expansion and then in fitting 3-D-primitives such as planes, cylinders or tori on the obtained partition where relevant. Experiments on real meshes, depth maps and synthetic surfaces show good potential for the proposed approach. PMID:20236893
Alex Willyandre
2013-05-01
Full Text Available Transmission of HIV-1 infection by individuals in window period who are tested negative in conventional HIV-1 detection would pose the community with serious problems. Several diagnostic tools require specific labora-tory equipment, perfect timing of diagnosis, antibody to HIV-1, and invasive technique to get sample for examination, until high amount of time to process the sample as well as accessibility of remote areas. Many attempts have been made to solve those problems to come to a new detection technique. This review aims to give information about the current development technique for detection of HIV infection. Microfluidic Chip-based Nucleic Acid Testing is currently introduced for detection of HIV-1 infection. This review also cover the possible usage of gingival crevicular fluid as sample specimen that could be taken noninvasively from the individual.DOI: 10.14693/jdi.v18i2.63
Mg II & C IV Kinematics vs. Stellar Kinematics in Galaxies
Churchill, C W; Churchill, Chris; Steidel, Chuck
2002-01-01
Comparisons of the kinematics of Mg II absorbing gas and the stellar rotation curves in 0.5 < z < 1.0 spiral galaxies suggests that, at least in some cases, the extended gaseous envelopes may be dynamically coupled to the stellar matter. A strong correlation exists between the overall kinematic spread of Mg II absorbing gas and C IV absorption strength, and therefore kinematics of the higher-ionization gas. Taken together, the data may suggest a "halo/disk connection" between z~1 galaxies and their extended gaseous envelopes. Though the number of galaxies in our sample are few, there are no clear examples that suggest the gas is accreting/infalling isotropically about the galaxies from the intergalactic medium.
Pleiades Experiments on the NIF: Phase II-C
Benstead, James [Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire (United Kingdom); Morton, John [Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire (United Kingdom); Guymer, Thomas [Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire (United Kingdom); Garbett, Warren [Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire (United Kingdom); Stevenson, Mark [Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire (United Kingdom); Moore, Alastair [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Kline, John [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Schmidt, Derek [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Perry, Ted [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lanier, Nick [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Workman, Jonathan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
2015-06-08
Pleiades was a radiation transport campaign fielded at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) between 2011 and 2014. The primary goals of the campaign were to develop and characterise a reproducible ~350eV x-ray drive and to constrain a number of material data properties required to successfully model the propagation of radiation through two low-density foam materials. A further goal involved the development and qualification of diagnostics for future radiation transport experiments at NIF. Pleiades was a collaborative campaign involving teams from both AWE and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Orientifold's landscape: non-factorisable six-tori
We construct type IIA orientifolds on T6/Z2 x Z2 which admit non factorisable lattices. We describe a method to deal with this kind of configurations and discuss how the compactification lattice affects the tadpole cancellation conditions. Moreover, we include D6-branes which are not parallel to O6-planes. These branes can give rise to chiral spectra in four dimensions, thus uncovering a new corner in the landscape of intersecting D-brane model constructions. We demonstrate the construction at an explicit example. In general we argue that obtaining an odd number of families is problematic
Charged Tori in Spherical Gravitational and Dipolar Magnetic Fields
Slaný, P.; Kovář, J.; Stuchlík, Z.; Karas, Vladimír
2013-01-01
Roč. 205, č. 1 (2013), 3/1-3/16. ISSN 0067-0049 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GC13-00070J Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : accretion * accretion disks * magnetic fields Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 14.137, year: 2013
Finite-temperature string theory and twisted tori
We show that the introduction of a finite temperature into string theory is mathematically equivalent to compactifying the timelike coordinate on a twisted torus of radius β/2π = 1/2πkT, the reciprocal of the temperature. We derive a general formula for the one-loop vacuum amplitude Λ(β) of a string theory compactified on a twisted torus that is manifestly modular invariant and is almost as easy to apply as in the compactification of a string theory on an ordinary torus. The connection with statistical mechanics is made through the formula lnZ(β) = -βVΛ(β) where Z(β) is the partition function and V the volume of the system. We discuss how the function σ(E) which counts the number of string states of total energy E and plays a central role in the microcanonical ensemble can be computed by taking the inverse Laplace transform of Z(β) and we give estimates of σ(E) for low and high energy densities by this method. We study the effect of finite temperature on the effective potentials for different parameters which determine a string theory's compactification. As supersymmetry is broken at finite temperature these potentials are nontrivial. We study the effect of finite temperature on the Wilson loop mechanism for gauge symmetry breaking and find that for a supersymmetric theory compactified on a torus finite-temperature effects favor the trivial vacuum. Also the effective potential for the radius R of the torus becomes modified so as to be minimum at R = 0 or R = ∞. The introduction of interactions and curvature effects into our formalism is discussed
MHD phenomena and transport of energetic ions in spherical tori
Mechanisms of the in the influence of MHD events on the beam ions in moderate-β plasmas relevant to current experiments on NSTX are studied. Change of the neutron yield caused by particle redistribution is evaluated. Destabilizing effect of the trapped energetic ions on ideal and non-ideal MHD modes in high-β plasmas is predicted. (author)
Radio frequency current drive for small aspect ratio tori
Non-inductive current drive (CD) is required during plasma initiation and for current sustainment in NSTX. The physics of high harmonic fast waves (HHFW) and the design of an antenna system for NSTX are studied. It is found that the theoretical current drive efficiency for HHFW can be high, and a general survey of parameters gives a good target for the antenna design. The primary issue for HHFW during plasma initiation is loading since the CD efficiency is very high for low density plasmas. For high beta operation at full current launching in the usual manner from the equatorial plane may lead to marginal CD performance. However, advanced antenna designs exploiting the theoretical results show some promise for high beta operation. Two methods to optimize the CD efficiency have been explored. The first non-zero poloidal mode excitation, provides enhanced efficiency because of improved penetration and a reduction of detrimental trapped particle effects. A second, placement of the antenna away from the equatorial plane, can also be used to reduce trapped particle effects. These methods can be used separately or together, yielding potential improvements of more than a factor of 2 in CD efficiency for NSTX
Radio Frequency Current Drive Considerations for Small Aspect Ratio Tori
Noninductive current drive is required during plasma initiation and for current sustainment in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). In this paper, the physics of high harmonic fast waves (HHFW) and the design of an antenna system for NSTX are considered using numerical models. For high current discharges in NSTX, the static magnetic field component in the poloidal direction varies widely during the discharge and can become comparable to the toroidal component in NSTX. Therefore, they calculate the plasma loading for a broad range of antenna and plasma geometries in a three-dimensional model, so that the results can be used to influence the antenna design. Two-dimensional calculations of the wave propagation and absorption in the core plasma indicate that the theoretical current drive efficiency for HHFW can be high, and a general survey of parameters gives a good target for the antenna design. The current drive efficiency calculation is sensitive to the equilibrium model because finite beta effects can substantially alter the calculation of the trapped particle fraction. Traditional methods of toroidally phasing an antenna array as well as poloidal phasing are studied to optimize the current drive efficiency for a range of equilibria. Non-zero poloidal model excitation is also found to affect the antenna performance and flexibility. Performance expectations for a preliminary antenna design are given
Steroidní modulátory NMDA receptoru
Černý, Ivan; Pouzar, Vladimír; Chodounská, Hana
Ĺubochňa : Národný endokrinologický a diabetologický ústav v Ĺubochni, 2010. s. 22-22. [Imunoanalýza 2010. 14.06.2010-18.06.2010, Ĺubochňa] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LC06077 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40550506 Keywords : NMDA receptor * steroids Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry
Teerullitaktika kasutamisest riigieelarve arutamisel aastail 1998-2005 / Erkki Tori
Tori, Erkki
2007-01-01
Autor analüüsib Riigikogu nelja koosseisu kogemusi riigieelarve menetlemisel ning jõuab järeldusele, et valitsuskoalitsioonid on kasutanud teerullitaktikat ning teeb selle vähendamiseks ettepaneku muuta menetlusreeglistikku. Tabelid: 1998-2005. aasta riigieelarvesse esitatud ettepanekute edukus. Diagrammid, graafikud
Curvature and geometric modules of noncommutative spheres and tori
Arnlind, Joakim
2014-04-01
When considered as submanifolds of Euclidean space, the Riemannian geometry of the round sphere and the Clifford torus may be formulated in terms of Poisson algebraic expressions involving the embedding coordinates, and a central object is the projection operator, projecting tangent vectors in the ambient space onto the tangent space of the submanifold. In this note, we point out that there exist noncommutative analogues of these projection operators, which implies a very natural definition of noncommutative tangent spaces as particular projective modules. These modules carry an induced connection from Euclidean space, and we compute its scalar curvature.
Ambipolar potential formation and control in bumpy tori and mirrors
Separate abstracts were prepared for 19 of the included papers. Some of the included papers appeared earlier in ERA. A title listing only is given for three of the papers since only an abstract is given in the conference proceedings
Translated tori in the characteristic varieties of complex hyperplane arrangements
Suciu, Alexander I.
1999-01-01
We give examples of complex hyperplane arrangements for which the top characteristic variety contains positive-dimensional irreducible components that do not pass through the origin of the character torus. These examples answer several questions of Libgober and Yuzvinsky. As an application, we exhibit a pair of arrangements for which the resonance varieties of the Orlik-Solomon algebra are (abstractly) isomorphic, yet whose characteristic varieties are not isomorphic. The difference comes fro...
Starbursts and dusty tori in distant 3CR radio galaxies
Podigachoski, P; Barthel, P D; Drouart, G; Fioc, M
2016-01-01
We present a study of the complete ultraviolet to submillimetre spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of twelve 3CR radio galaxy hosts in the redshift range $1.0 < z < 2.5$, which were all detected in the far-infrared by the Herschel Space Observatory. The study employs the new spectro-chemical evolutionary code P\\'EGASE.3, in combination with recently published clumpy AGN torus models. We uncover the properties of the massive host galaxy stellar populations, the AGN torus luminosities, and the properties of the recent starbursts, which had earlier been inferred in these objects from their infrared SEDs. The P\\'EGASE.3 fitting yields very luminous (up to 10$^{13}$L$_{\\odot}$) young stellar populations with ages of several hundred million years in hosts with masses exceeding 10$^{11}$M$_{\\odot}$. Dust masses are seen to increase with redshift, and a surprising correlation -- or better upper envelope behaviour -- is found between the AGN torus luminosity and the starburst luminosity, as revealed by their a...
S. Bashirian
2014-04-01
Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: The survey of smoking as the most toxic, common and cheapest ad-diction, and its psychological and demographic variables especially among the youth who are efficient and constructive individuals of the society is of great importance. This study was performed to compare efficacy and threat perception in predicting cigarette smoking among university students based on Expended Parallel Process Model (EPPM. Material & Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was carried out on 700 college stu-dents of Hamadan recruited with a stratified sampling method. The participants completed a self-administered questionnaire including demographic characteristics, smoking status and EPPM Data analysis was done with the SPSS software (version 16, using t-test, one way ANOVA, Pierson correlation and logistic regression methods. Results: The average scores of threat and efficacy perception were 39.7 and 38.6, respectively. The prevalence of cigarette smoking among participants was 27.1 percent. Also, there were significant differences between the average score of efficacy perception and age, gender, his-tory of drug abuse and dwelling of students (P<0.05. Efficacy and threat perception both predicted student cigarette smoking. Conclusions: Cognitive mediating process of threat perception was a more powerful predictor of cigarette smoking as an unsafe behavior. Therefore, increasing self efficacy and response efficacy of university students aimed at facilitating the acceptance of safe behavior could be note-worthy as a principle in education. (Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2014; 21 (1:58-65
Identification and characterization of the donkey CSN1S2 I and II cDNAs
Davide Nicodemo
2010-04-01
Full Text Available The αs2 casein, encoded by the CSN1S2 gene, is one of the three Calcium sensitive caseins present in the milk of ruminants of zootechnical interest and in the milk of Equidae species (horse and donkey. In the present study, we cloned, sequenced and analysed two different donkey CSN1S2 cDNAs that we called CSN1S2 I and CSN1S2 II. The first, which spans over a fragment of 1016 nt, is constituted by 19 exons and encodes for a predicted protein (called αs2-I of 221 aminoacids; the second, of which we determined the entire sequence (16 exons, encodes for a predicted peptide (called αs2-II of 168 aminoacids. Alternative splicing and genetic markers are reported for both genes.
Cysteine 295 indirectly affects Ni coordination of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase-II C-cluster
Highlights: •CODH-II harbors a unique [Ni-Fe-S] cluster. •We substituted the ligand residues of Cys295 and His261. •Dramatic decreases in Ni content upon substitutions were observed. •All substitutions did not affect Fe-S clusters assembly. •CO oxidation activity was decreased by the substitutions. -- Abstract: A unique [Ni–Fe–S] cluster (C-cluster) constitutes the active center of Ni-containing carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CODHs). His261, which coordinates one of the Fe atoms with Cys295, is suggested to be the only residue required for Ni coordination in the C-cluster. To evaluate the role of Cys295, we constructed CODH-II variants. Ala substitution for the Cys295 substitution resulted in the decrease of Ni content and didn’t result in major change of Fe content. In addition, the substitution had no effect on the ability to assemble a full complement of [Fe–S] clusters. This strongly suggests Cys295 indirectly and His261 together affect Ni-coordination in the C-cluster
Late-Type Stars in M31. II. C-, S-, and M-Star Spectra
Brewer, James P.; Richer, Harvey B.; Crabtree, Dennis R.
1996-08-01
We present spectra of AGB stars in M31 for which observations had been previously secured using a four-band photometric system (FBPS). The FBPS had been used to identify M-, S-, and carbon-star (C-star) candidates, and we use the spectra to show that the FBPS did an excellent job at identifying C- and M-stars. Of the 48 C-stars for which spectra were obtained, 7 have strongly enhanced ^13^C bands (J-stars), 2 have strong Hα emission, while 3 are found to exhibit enhanced Li absorption (Li-stars). Both the J- and Li-stars are fainter than predicted by current theoretical models, while the colors of the Hα stars suggest they may be in the terminal phases of their evolution. The C_2_ and CN bandstrengths of the C-stars are measured, and no correlation between these bandstrengths and either M_bol_ or (V-I) is found. It is suggested that this lack of correlation is due to an age spread. The spectra of the first confirmed S-star in M31 is presented, and two evolutionary pathways are suggested to account for this star's high luminosity.
Determinants for Dephosphorylation of the RNA Polymerase II C-Terminal Domain by Scp1
Yan ZHANG; Kim, Youngjun; Genoud, Nicolas; Gao, Jianmin; Kelly, Jeffery W.; Pfaff, Samuel L.; Gill, Gordon N.; Dixon, Jack E.; Noel, Joseph P.
2006-01-01
Phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of the C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) represent a critical regulatory checkpoint for transcription. Transcription initiation requires Fcp1/Scp1-mediated dephosphorylation of phospho-CTD. Fcp1 and Scp1 belong to a family of Mg2+-dependent phosphoserine (P.Ser)/phosphothreonine (P.Thr)-specific phosphatases. We recently showed that Scp1 is an evolutionarily conserved regulator of neuronal gene silencing. Here, we present the X-ray cry...
We explore the effects of long-term secular perturbations on the distribution of dark matter particles around supermassive black hole (BH) binaries. We show that in the hierarchical (in separation) three-body problem, one of the BHs and a dark matter particle form an inner binary. Gravitational perturbations from the BH companion, on a much wider orbit, can cause the dark matter particle to reach extremely high eccentricities and even get accreted onto the BH by what is known as the eccentric Kozai-Lidov (EKL) mechanism. We show that this may produce a torus-like configuration for the dark matter distribution around the less massive member of the BH binary. We first consider an intermediate BH (IMBH) in the vicinity of our galactic center, which may be a relic of a past minor merger. We show that if the IMBH is close enough (i.e., near the stellar disk) the EKL mechanism is very efficient in exciting the eccentricity of dark matter particles in near-polar configurations to extremely high values where they are accreted by the IMBH. We show that this mechanism is even more effective if the central BH grows in mass, where we have assumed adiabatic growth. Because near-polar configurations are disrupted, a torus-like shape is formed. We also show that this behavior is also likely to be relevant for supermassive BH binaries. We suggest that if the BHs are spinning, the accreted dark matter particles may linger in the ergosphere, and thereby generate self-annihilations and produce an indirect signature of potential interest.
THE UTILIZATION OF THE THERAPEUTIC TOY IN THE NURSING OPERA TORY VISIT TO THE INFANT
Cláudia Silveira Viera
2003-12-01
Full Text Available The systematization of the peroperative nursing occurs in the moments pre, trans and postoperativeand also they happen in children, adolescents, adults and elders. Being like this, ours objective went verify thebenefits of the utilization of the therapeutic toy in the visit preoperative by the nurse of surgical center.
Akumulátory energie pro blízkou budoucnost
Zajac, Jaromír
-, č. 5 (2006), s. 14-15 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508 Keywords : tokamak * power sources * energy accumulation Subject RIV: JE - Non-nuclear Energetics, Energy Consumption ; Use http://www.tretipol.cz/
THE UTILIZATION OF THE THERAPEUTIC TOY IN THE NURSING OPERA TORY VISIT TO THE INFANT
Cláudia Silveira Viera; Marister Piccoli; Silvana Machiavelli Schmitz
2003-01-01
The systematization of the peroperative nursing occurs in the moments pre, trans and postoperativeand also they happen in children, adolescents, adults and elders. Being like this, ours objective went verify thebenefits of the utilization of the therapeutic toy in the visit preoperative by the nurse of surgical center.
Vanadové články jako zdroje a akumulátory energie
Langr, Pavel
2015-01-01
Tato semestrální práce se zabývá problematikou průtokových redoxních baterií, zejména pak vanadových článků. První část se soustředí na vysvětlění základních pojmů, popisuje vanadové redoxní baterie a vysvětluje chemické procesy v nich. Zabývá se též jejich vlastnostmi a konstrukcí. Druhá část popisuje diagnostickou metodu spektroskopie, která se jeví jako velice perspektivní právě pro zkoumání vlastností vanadových článků. This semestral thesis deals with problematics of redox flow batter...
Naoz, Smadar [Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Institute for Theory and Computation, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Silk, Joseph, E-mail: snaoz@astro.ucla.edu [Institut d' Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR7095, 98 bis, boulevard Arago, F-75014, Paris (France)
2014-11-10
We explore the effects of long-term secular perturbations on the distribution of dark matter particles around supermassive black hole (BH) binaries. We show that in the hierarchical (in separation) three-body problem, one of the BHs and a dark matter particle form an inner binary. Gravitational perturbations from the BH companion, on a much wider orbit, can cause the dark matter particle to reach extremely high eccentricities and even get accreted onto the BH by what is known as the eccentric Kozai-Lidov (EKL) mechanism. We show that this may produce a torus-like configuration for the dark matter distribution around the less massive member of the BH binary. We first consider an intermediate BH (IMBH) in the vicinity of our galactic center, which may be a relic of a past minor merger. We show that if the IMBH is close enough (i.e., near the stellar disk) the EKL mechanism is very efficient in exciting the eccentricity of dark matter particles in near-polar configurations to extremely high values where they are accreted by the IMBH. We show that this mechanism is even more effective if the central BH grows in mass, where we have assumed adiabatic growth. Because near-polar configurations are disrupted, a torus-like shape is formed. We also show that this behavior is also likely to be relevant for supermassive BH binaries. We suggest that if the BHs are spinning, the accreted dark matter particles may linger in the ergosphere, and thereby generate self-annihilations and produce an indirect signature of potential interest.
Parogenerátory tlakovodních reaktorů
Michalica, Martin
2015-01-01
Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá popisem jednotlivých konstrukčních řešení parogenerátorů. V první části bakalářské práce je popsán počátek jaderného průmyslu v Rusku. Samostatná práce se věnuje jednotlivým konstrukčním řešením. Poslední kapitola detailně popisuje jednotlivé části parogenerátoru VVER 1000. Součástí práce je tvorba 3D modelu parogenerátoru VVER 1000, který bude sloužit jako učební pomůcka v projektu Cenelín. This bachelors thesis describes various designs of steam generators...
Linn andis loa Osten Tori juurde kõrgete korrusmajade ehitamiseks / Askur Alas
Alas, Askur, 1973-
2004-01-01
Tallinna linnavalitsus kehtestas Pärnu maantee ja Alevi tänava nurga detailplaneeringu, mille kohaselt kerkivad sinna üks 9- ja üks 12-korruseline äri- ja kortermaja. Projekti koostas Tõnu Laigu OÜ-st QP Arhitektid
Mid-infrared interferometry of 23 AGN tori: On the significance of polar-elongated emission
López-Gonzaga, N; Tristram, K R W; Meisenheimer, K; Schartmann, M
2016-01-01
Context. Detailed high resolution studies of AGN with mid-infrared (MIR) interferometry have revealed parsec-sized dust emission elongated in the polar direction in four sources. Aims. Using a larger, coherently analyzed sample of AGN observed with MIR interferometry, we aim to identify elongated mid-infrared emission in a statistical sample of sources. More specifically we wish to determine if there is indeed a preferred direction of the elongation and whether this direction is consistent with a torus-like structure or with a polar emission. Methods. We investigate the significance of the detection of an elongated shape in the MIR emission by fitting elongated Gaussian models to the interferometric data at 12 um. We pay special attention to 1) the uncertainties caused by an inhomogeneous (u,v) coverage, 2) the typical errors in the measurements and 3) the spatial resolution achieved for each object. Results. From our sample of 23 sources we are able to find elongated parsec-scale MIR emission in five sources...
Role of electric charge in shaping equilibrium configurations of fluid tori encircling black holes
Kovář, J.; Slaný, P.; Stuchlík, Z.; Karas, Vladimír; Cremaschini, C.; Miller, J. C.
2011-01-01
Roč. 84, č. 8 (2011), 084002/1-084002/14. ISSN 1550-7998 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LC06014; GA ČR GA205/07/0052 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : black holes Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 4.558, year: 2011
Delayed outflows from black hole accretion tori following neutron star binary coalescence
Fernández, Rodrigo
2013-01-01
Expulsion of neutron-rich matter following the merger of neutron star (NS) binaries is crucial to the radioactively-powered electromagnetic counterparts of these events and to their relevance as sources of r-process nucleosynthesis. Numerical simulations of NS-NS coalescence find, however, a wide range in the quantity of prompt dynamically-ejected mass. Here we explore the long-term (viscous) evolution of remnant black hole accretion disks formed in such mergers by means of two-dimensional, time-dependent hydrodynamical simulations. The evolution of the electron fraction due to charged-current weak interactions is included, and neutrino self-irradiation is modeled as a lightbulb that accounts for the disk geometry and moderate optical depth effects. Over several viscous times (~1s), a fraction ~10% of the initial disk mass is ejected as a moderately neutron-rich wind (Y_e ~ 0.2) powered by viscous heating and nuclear recombination, with neutrino self-irradiation playing a sub-dominant role. Although the prope...
Studies of spherical tori, stellarators and anisotropic pressure with the M3D code
The Multi-level 3D (M3D) project simulates plasmas using multiple levels of physics, geometry and grid models in one code package. The M3D code has been extended to fundamentally non-axisymmetric and small aspect ratio, R/a > or ∼ 1, configurations. Applications include the non-linear stability of the NSTX spherical torus and of the spherical pinch, as well as the relaxation of stellarator equilibria. The fluid level physics model has been extended to evolve the anisotropic pressures pjparallel and pjperpendicular for the ion and electron species and has been applied to magnetic island evolution. (author)
Mid-infrared interferometry of 23 AGN tori: On the significance of polar-elongated emission
López-Gonzaga, N.; Burtscher, L.; Tristram, K. R. W.; Meisenheimer, K.; Schartmann, M.
2016-06-01
Context. Detailed high-resolution studies of active galactic nuclei (AGN) with mid-infrared (MIR) interferometry have revealed parsec-sized dust emission that is elongated in the polar direction in four sources. Aims: Using a larger, coherently analyzed sample of AGN observed with MIR interferometry, we aim to identify elongated MIR emission in a statistical sample of sources. More specifically, we wish to determine if there is indeed a preferred direction of the elongation and whether this direction is consistent with a torus-like structure or with a polar emission. Methods: We investigated the significance of the detection of an elongated shape in the MIR emission by fitting elongated Gaussian models to the interferometric data at 12 μm. We paid special attention to (1) the uncertainties caused by an inhomogeneous (u,v) coverage; (2) the typical errors in the measurements; and (3) the spatial resolution achieved for each object. Results: From our sample of 23 sources, we are able to find elongated parsec-scale, MIR emission in five sources: three type 2s, one type 1i, and one type 1. Elongated emission in four of these sources has been published before; NGC 5506 is a new detection. The observed axis ratios are typically around 2 and the position angle of the 12 μm emission for all the elongated sources always seems to be closer to the polar axis of the system than to the equatorial axis. Two other objects, NGC 4507 and MCG-5-23-16, with reasonably well-mapped (u,v) coverage and good signal-to-noise ratios, appear to have a less elongated 12 μm emission. Conclusions: Our finding that sources showing elongated MIR emission are preferentially extended in polar direction sets strong constraints on torus models or implies that both the torus and NLR/outflow region have to be modeled together. In addition, models used for SED fitting will have to be revised to include emission from polar dust.
(Re)presenting Equestrian "His"tories--Storytelling as a Method of Inquiry
Linghede, Eva; Larsson, Håkan; Redelius, Karin
2016-01-01
Responding to calls about the need to "give voice" to groups previously marginalized in research and to challenge meta-narratives about men in sports, this paper explores the use of a narrative approach to illuminate men's experiences--and the doing of gender--within equestrian sports, a sport dominated by women in Sweden. Adopting the…
Analyzátory výfukových emisí vozidel
Přeučil, Martin
2013-01-01
The aim of this work is to describe the development and current knowledge in the design of the exhaust emissions of internal combustion analyzers motorů.Bakalářská work includes analysis of emissions from internal combustion engines, their composition and the description of the individual components. Besides, the description of the technical equipment for analysis of exhaust emissions of internal combustion engines and the principles on which these devices operate. The next chapter covers the...
A Female Interrogative Reader: The Adolescent Jane Austen Reads and Rewrites (His)tory.
Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline
1992-01-01
Argues that Jane Austen's unpublished juvenile work "The History of England" has considerable relevance to twentieth-century high-school English classrooms. Notes that the work humorously shows the gender bias of traditional history texts because it is a "woman-centered" rewriting. (RS)
Bifurcations of cycles and tori in one boundary value problem for the nonlocal equation of erosion
A partial differential equation with deviating spatial variables has been considered. The case of small deviations has been studied. It has been shown that spatially inhomogeneous solutions can be sought as bifurcating solutions from homogeneous equilibrium states and that the wavelength of the corresponding solutions depends almost only on one parameter, the magnitude of deviation
Quasi-localized wavefunctions on magnetized tori and tiny neutrino Yukawa couplings
Sumita, Keigo
2016-01-01
This paper shows that, a quasi-localization of wavefunctions in toroidal compactifications with magnetic fluxes can lead to a strong suppression for relevant Yukawa couplings, and it is applicable to obtain tiny neutrino masses. Although it is known that magnetic fluxes lead to a Gaussian profile of zero-modes on a torus and that can yield a suppressed coupling in higher-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theories, the largest (diagonal) entry of Yukawa matrices is always of O(1) . In this paper, we propose a way to induce an absolutely tiny global factor of Yukawa matrices. In two SYM theories defined in different dimensional spacetime, their bifundamental representations must be localized as a point in some directions. Overlaps of such point-like localized wavefunctions and Gaussian zero-modes give a global factor of Yukawa matrices, and it can be a strong suppression factor or a usual O(1) factor, corresponding to their distance. Our numerical analysis shows that it is possible to obtain a suppression strong enough to realize the tiny neutrino masses without a fine-tuning. Furthermore, we propose a concrete model in a magnetized SYM system and demonstrate the mechanism to generate the tiny neutrino Yukawa couplings.
Quasi-localized wavefunctions on magnetized tori and tiny neutrino Yukawa couplings
Sumita, Keigo
2015-01-01
This paper shows that, a quasi-localization of wavefunctions in toroidal compactifications with magnetic fluxes can lead to a strong suppression for relevant Yukawa couplings, and it is applicable to obtain tiny neutrino masses. Although it is known that magnetic fluxes lead to a Gaussian profile of zero-modes on a torus and that can yield a suppressed coupling in higher-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills (SYM) theories, the largest (diagonal) entry of Yukawa matrices is always of $\\mathcal O(1)$. In this paper, we propose a way to induce an absolutely tiny global factor of Yukawa matrices. In two SYM theories defined in different dimensional spacetime, their bifundamental representations must be localized as a point in some directions. Overlaps of such point-like localized wavefunctions and Gaussian zero-modes give a global factor of Yukawa matrices, and it can be a strong suppression factor or a usual $\\mathcal O(1)$ factor, corresponding to their distance. Our numerical analysis shows that it is possibl...
Effect of the toroidal magnetic field on the runaway instability of relativistic tori
Hamerský, Jaroslav; Karas, Vladimír
2013-01-01
Roč. 555, July (2013), A32/1-A32/8. ISSN 0004-6361 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GC13-00070J Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : accretion * accretion disks * black hole physics Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 4.479, year: 2013
Triggered oscillations and destruction of magnetized relativistic tori in 2D
Hamerský, Jaroslav; Karas, Vladimír
Opava: Silesian University, 2014 - (Stuchlík, Z.), s. 107-114. (Publications of the Institute of Physics. 7). ISBN 9788075101266. ISSN 2336-5668. [RAGtime /14.-16./. Opava (CZ), 18.09.2012-22.09.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GC13-00070J Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : accretion discs * black hole physics Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics
Cremaschini, C.; Kovář, J.; Slaný, P.; Stuchlík, Z.; Karas, Vladimír
2013-01-01
Roč. 209, č. 15 (2013), s. 1-12. ISSN 0067-0049 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GC13-00070J Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : accretion * gravitation * black holes Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics Impact factor: 14.137, year: 2013
Integrated-blanket-coil (IBC) concept applied to the OH-coil for spherical tori
This concept combines blanket and coil functions into a single component. The objectives of the concept are to: (1) provide design options, (2) simplify overall configuration, (3) enhance compactness, and (4) reduce costs. Some drawings of the system are given
An X-ray spectral model for clumpy tori in active galactic nuclei
Liu, Yuan; Li, Xiaobo, E-mail: liuyuan@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: lixb@ihep.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 918-3, Beijing 100049 (China)
2014-05-20
We construct an X-ray spectral model for the clumpy torus in an active galactic nucleus (AGN) using Geant4, which includes the physical processes of the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, Rayleigh scattering, γ conversion, fluorescence line, and Auger process. Since the electrons in the torus are expected to be bounded instead of free, the deviation of the scattering cross section from the Klein-Nishina cross section has also been included, which changes the X-ray spectra by up to 25% below 10 keV. We have investigated the effect of the clumpiness parameters on the reflection spectra and the strength of the fluorescent line Fe Kα. The volume filling factor of the clouds in the clumpy torus only slightly influences the reflection spectra, however, the total column density and the number of clouds along the line of sight significantly change the shapes and amplitudes of the reflection spectra. The effect of column density is similar to the case of a smooth torus, while a small number of clouds along the line of sight will smooth out the anisotropy of the reflection spectra and the fluorescent line Fe Kα. The smoothing effect is mild in the low column density case (N {sub H} = 10{sup 23} cm{sup –2}), whereas it is much more evident in the high column density case (N {sub H} = 10{sup 25} cm{sup –2}). Our model provides a quantitative tool for the spectral analysis of the clumpy torus. We suggest that the joint fits of the broad band spectral energy distributions of AGNs (from X-ray to infrared) should better constrain the structure of the torus.
An X-ray spectral model for clumpy tori in active galactic nuclei
Liu, Yuan
2014-01-01
We construct an X-ray spectral model for the clumpy torus in an active galactic nucleus (AGN) using Geant4, which includes the physical processes of the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, Rayleigh scattering, $\\gamma$ conversion, fluorescence line, and Auger process. Since the electrons in the torus are expected to be bounded instead of free, the deviation of the scattering cross section from the Klein-Nishina cross section has also been included, which changes the X-ray spectra by up to 25% below $10$ keV. We have investigated the effect of the clumpiness parameters on the reflection spectra and the strength of the fluorescent line Fe K$\\alpha$. The volume filling factor of the clouds in the clumpy torus only slightly influences the reflection spectra, however, the total column density and the number of clouds along the line of sight significantly change the shapes and amplitudes of the reflection spectra. The effect of column density is similar to the case of a smooth torus, while a small number of c...
Indikátory změn půdní biodiverzity
Rusek, Josef
první. Praha : Academia, 2005 - (Vačkář, D.), s. 249-261 ISBN 80-200-1386-5 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60660521 Keywords : biodiversity of soil organisms * biodiversity monitoring in soils * monitoring network Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour
Daniel Adam z Veleslavína a jeho nomenklátory
Černá, Alena M.
Praha: Karolinum, 2012 - (Čmejrková, S.; Hoffmannová, J.; Klímová, J.), s. 201-206 ISBN 978-80-246-2121-0. [Čeština v pohledu synchronním a diachronním. Praha (CZ), 01.06.2011-03.06.2011] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP406/10/1140 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90610518 Keywords : Humanistic Czech * Daniel Adam of Veleslavin * vocabulary Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics
The formulation of a general strategy for implementing semiclassical quantization using the adiabatic-switching method, presented in the preceding paper for two-dimensional systems, is generalized to multidimensional systems. The method is shown to produce accurate semiclassical eigenvalues for the realistic polynomial potential describing SO2 as well as for model potentials for other multidimensional systems. The results are compared with semiclassical results obtained with use of other methods
Saini, S.; Zakrzewski, J.; Taylor, H.S.
1988-10-15
The formulation of a general strategy for implementing semiclassical quantization using the adiabatic-switching method, presented in the preceding paper for two-dimensional systems, is generalized to multidimensional systems. The method is shown to produce accurate semiclassical eigenvalues for the realistic polynomial potential describing SO/sub 2/ as well as for model potentials for other multidimensional systems. The results are compared with semiclassical results obtained with use of other methods.
The Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of finite order mapping tori I
Ellegaard Andersen, Jørgen
polynomial in the level $k$, weighted by a complex phase, which is $k$ times the Chern-Simons invariant corresponding to the component. We express the coefficients of these polynomials in terms of cohomological pairings on the fixed point set of the moduli space of flat connections on the surface. We...... explicitly describe the fixed point set in terms of moduli spaces of the quotient orbifold Riemann surface and for the smooth components we express the aforementioned coefficients in terms of the known generators of the cohomology ring. We provide an explicit formula in terms of the Seifert invariants of the...
String theory flux vacua on twisted tori and generalized complex geometry
This thesis is devoted to the study of flux vacua of string theory, with the ten-dimensional space-time split into a four-dimensional maximally symmetric space-time, and a six-dimensional internal manifold M, taken to be a solv-manifold (twisted torus). Such vacua are of particular interest when trying to relate string theory to supersymmetric (SUSY) extensions of the standard model of particles, or to cosmological models. For SUSY solutions of type II supergravities, allowing for fluxes on M helps to solve the moduli problem. Then, a broader class of manifolds than just the Calabi-Yau can be considered for M, and a general characterization is given in terms of Generalized Complex Geometry: M has to be a Generalized Calabi-Yau (GCY). A subclass of solv-manifolds have been proven to be GCY, so we look for solutions with such M. To do so, we use an algorithmic resolution method. Then we focus on specific new solutions: those admitting an intermediate SU(2) structure. A transformation named the twist is then discussed. It relates solutions on torus to solutions on solv-manifolds. Working out constraints on the twist to generate solutions, we can relate known solutions, and find a new one. We also use the twist to relate flux vacua of heterotic string. Finally we consider ten-dimensional de Sitter solutions. Looking for such solutions is difficult, because of several problems among which the breaking of SUSY. We propose an Ansatz for SUSY breaking sources which helps to overcome these difficulties. We give an explicit solution on a solv-manifold, and discuss partially its four-dimensional stability. (author)
Li ZHANG; Jun LEI; Xuan ZHOU; XiaoLei ZHANG; Wen DONG; Yu YANG
2014-01-01
Studies on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at provincial level can provide a scientific basis for the op-timal use of energy and the formulation of CO2 reduction policies. We studied the variation of CO2 emissions of primary energy consumption and its influencing factors based on data in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region from 1952 to 2008, which were calculated according to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inven-tories. Xinjiang’s CO2 emission process from 1952 to 2008 could be divided into five stages according to the growth rates of total amount of CO2 emissions and CO2 emission intensity. The impact factors were quantitatively analyzed using Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index (LMDI) method in each stage. Various factors, including government policies and technological progress related to the role of CO2 emissions, were comprehensively analyzed, and the internal relationships among various factors were clarified. The results show that the contribution rates of various impact factors are different in each stage. Overall, economic growth and energy consumption intensity were the main driving factors for CO2 emissions. Since the implementation of the birth control policy, the driving force of population growth on the increase in CO2 emissions has slowly weakened. The energy consumption intensity was further af-fected by the industrial structure and energy consumption intensity of primary, secondary and tertiary industries, with the energy consumption intensity of the secondary industries and the proportion of secondary industries being the most important factors affecting the energy consumption intensity. Governmental policies and technological progress were also important factors that affected CO2 emissions.
Stavrakou, T. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); Muller, J. F. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); Bauwens, M. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); De Smedt, I. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); Van Roozendael, M. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); De Maziere, M. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); Vigouroux, C. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); Hendrick, F. [Belgium Inst. for Space Aeronomy, Brussels (Belgium); George, M. [UPMC Univ., Paris (France); Clerbaux, C. [UPMC Univ., Paris (France); Free University of Brussels (Germany); Coheur, P-F [Free University of Brussels (Germany); Guenther, Alex B. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
2015-10-26
The vertical columns of formaldehyde (HCHO) retrieved from two satellite instruments, the Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument-2 (GOME-2) on Metop-A and the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on Aura, are used to constrain global emissions of HCHO precursors from open fires, vegetation and human activities in the year 2010. To this end, the emissions are varied and optimized using the ad-joint model technique in the IMAGESv2 global CTM (chem-ical transport model) on a monthly basis and at the model res-olution. Given the different local overpass times of GOME- 2 (09:30 LT) and OMI (13:30 LT), the simulated diurnal cy-cle of HCHO columns is investigated and evaluated against ground-based optical measurements at seven sites in Europe, China and Africa. The modeled diurnal cycle exhibits large variability, reflecting competition between photochemistry and emission variations, with noon or early afternoon max-ima at remote locations (oceans) and in regions dominated by anthropogenic emissions, late afternoon or evening max-ima over fire scenes, and midday minima in isoprene-rich re-gions. The agreement between simulated and ground-based columns is generally better in summer (with a clear after-noon maximum at mid-latitude sites) than in winter, and the annually averaged ratio of afternoon to morning columns is slightly higher in the model (1.126) than in the ground-based measurements (1.043).The anthropogenic VOC (volatile organic compound) sources are found to be weakly constrained by the inversions on the global scale, mainly owing to their generally minor contribution to the HCHO columns, except over strongly pol-luted regions, like China. The OMI-based inversion yields total flux estimates over China close to the bottom-up inven-tory (24.6 vs. 25.5 TgVOC yr^{-1} in the a priori) with, how-ever, pronounced increases in the northeast of China and re-ductions in the south. Lower fluxes are estimated based on GOME-2 HCHO columns (20.6 TgVOC yr^{-1}), in
Dynamic visualization of spatio-temporal trajectory based on HTML5%基于 HTML5的时空轨迹动态可视化方法
王淑庆; 韩勇; 张小垒; 郭建; 陈戈
2015-01-01
对 HTML5关键技术进行研究，利用 Cat-mull 曲线插值算法对大规模时空轨迹进行渐进式平滑插值，提出一种 B／S 架构下基于 HTML5的时空轨迹动态可视化方法。通过 HTML5 Canvas、WebSocket 和粒子系统实现矢量数据的分层绘制、时空轨迹数据的实时快速传输和可视化模拟，具有跨平台、免插件、易维护等特点，为网络环境下时空轨迹数据的免插件动态可视化仿真提供一种技术方法。利用实际公交轨迹数据验证了该方法的可行性与实用性。%Researching the key technology of HTML5,and progressive smooth interpolation was made for spatio-temporal trajec-tory using Cat-mull curve interpolation algorithm,a spatio-temporal trajectory dynamic visualization method was proposed based on HTML5 under B/S architecture.HTML5 Canvas,WebSocket,and particle system were used to achieve layered rendering of vector data,fast real-time transmission of spatio-temporal trajectory data and visualization simulation.The method is characte-rized by cross-platform,free plug-in,easy maintenance.It provides a new technical approach for spatial and temporal trajectory data free plug-in dynamic visual simulation in the network environment.The feasibility and practicality of the proposed method are verified using real bus trajectory data.
The C apolipoproteins are normally transferred to high density lipoproteins (HDL) after lipolysis of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) triglyceride. In previous studies, a loss of plasma C apolipoproteins was documented after heparin-induced lipolysis in hypertriglyceridemic subjects. The present studies were designed to determine if this decline in plasma C apolipoproteins was due to their clearance with VLDL remnants. Five Type IV hypertriglyceridemic and two normal subjects were injected with 125I-VLDL and 131I-low density lipoproteins (LDL) to document kinetically an excess of VLDL apolipoprotein (apo) B flux relative to LDL apo B flux in the Type IV subjects. A mean of 46% VLDL apo B was cleared from the circulation, without conversion to intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL) or LDL. Heparin was then infused (9000 IU over 4 hours) to generate an excess of VLDL remnants that were not converted to IDL or LDL. VLDL triglyceride, apo B, and apo C concentrations fell at a similar rate. VLDL apo B declined by 42% (p less than 0.01). However, no increases were observed in IDL or LDL apo B in the Type IV subjects. This resulted in a 14% (p less than 0.01) decline in plasma apo B concentrations, indicating a clearance of VLDL remnants. VLDL apo C-II and C-III concentrations fell by 42% (p less than 0.025) and 52% (p less than 0.01), respectively. During the first 2.5 hours of infusion, they were almost quantitatively recovered in HDL. Thereafter, the C apolipoproteins declined in HDL during which time VLDL apo C concentrations continued to decline
Huff, M.W.; Breckenridge, W.C.; Strong, W.L.; Wolfe, B.M.
1988-09-01
The C apolipoproteins are normally transferred to high density lipoproteins (HDL) after lipolysis of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) triglyceride. In previous studies, a loss of plasma C apolipoproteins was documented after heparin-induced lipolysis in hypertriglyceridemic subjects. The present studies were designed to determine if this decline in plasma C apolipoproteins was due to their clearance with VLDL remnants. Five Type IV hypertriglyceridemic and two normal subjects were injected with 125I-VLDL and 131I-low density lipoproteins (LDL) to document kinetically an excess of VLDL apolipoprotein (apo) B flux relative to LDL apo B flux in the Type IV subjects. A mean of 46% VLDL apo B was cleared from the circulation, without conversion to intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL) or LDL. Heparin was then infused (9000 IU over 4 hours) to generate an excess of VLDL remnants that were not converted to IDL or LDL. VLDL triglyceride, apo B, and apo C concentrations fell at a similar rate. VLDL apo B declined by 42% (p less than 0.01). However, no increases were observed in IDL or LDL apo B in the Type IV subjects. This resulted in a 14% (p less than 0.01) decline in plasma apo B concentrations, indicating a clearance of VLDL remnants. VLDL apo C-II and C-III concentrations fell by 42% (p less than 0.025) and 52% (p less than 0.01), respectively. During the first 2.5 hours of infusion, they were almost quantitatively recovered in HDL. Thereafter, the C apolipoproteins declined in HDL during which time VLDL apo C concentrations continued to decline.
Suk Hang Cheng
Full Text Available Minimal residual disease, or MRD, is an important prognostic indicator in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In ALL-IC-BFM 2002 study, we employed a standardized method of flow cytometry MRD monitoring for multiple centers internationally using uniformed gating, and determined the relevant MRD-based risk stratification strategies in our local patient cohort. We also evaluated a novel method of PCR MRD quantitation using peripheral blood plasma. For the bone marrow flow MRD study, patients could be stratified into 3 risk groups according to MRD level using a single time-point at day-15 (Model I (I-A: 10%, or using two time-points at day-15 and day-33 (Model II (II-A: day-15<10% and day-33<0.01%, II-B: day-15 ≥ 10% or day-33 ≥ 0.01% but not both, II-C: day-15 ≥ 10% and day-33 ≥ 0.01%, which showed significantly superior prediction of relapse (p = .00047 and <0.0001 respectively. Importantly, patients with good outcome (frequency: 56.0%, event-free survival: 90.1% could be more accurately predicted by Model II. In peripheral blood plasma PCR MRD investigation, patients with day-15-MRD ≥ 10(-4 were at a significantly higher risk of relapse (p = 0.0117. By multivariate analysis, MRD results from both methods could independently predict patients' prognosis, with 20-35-fold increase in risk of relapse for flow MRD I-C and II-C respectively, and 5.8-fold for patients having plasma MRD of ≥ 10(-4. We confirmed that MRD detection by flow cytometry is useful for prognostic evaluation in our Chinese cohort of childhood ALL after treatment. Moreover, peripheral blood plasma DNA MRD can be an alternative where bone marrow specimen is unavailable and as a less invasive method, which allows close monitoring.
The title binuclear complex, tris[N,N-bis(3-methoxysalicylidene)-1,4-diaminobutane] dicobalt(II), C60H70Co2N6O15, was prepared by the reaction of the tetradentate Schiff base ligand bis(3-methoxysalicylidene)-1,4-diaminobutane and Co(CH3COO)2 . 4H2O in a ethanol solution and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. This complex has a dinuclear structure where two Co(II) ions are bridged by one N0,N'-bis(3-methoxysalicylidene)-1,4-diaminobutane. The two Co(II) ions, have two distorted octahedral coordination involving two O and two N atoms.
In the development of statistical mechanics we can more or less distinguish between two steps. First of all the main objective of statistical mechanics had been to give thermodynamics a solid theoretical basis starting from the microscopic world. The next step has then been performed in parallel with the development of irreversible thermodynamics dealing with processes close to thermal equilibrium. The problems dealt with here are mainly transport and relaxation processes. Over the past years it has become apparent that there is a third field, namely processes far away from thermal equilibrium. The particular interest in those processes stems from the fact that in such situations order can be generated on a macroscopic scale. The ordered states can be maintained by a flux of energy or matter through, these systems. In the realm of synergetjcs we have studied numerous examples and we now know that the occurrence of many of the ordered structures is governed by the same basic principles. (author)
Dai, Jian; Wu, Yong-Shi
2005-02-01
With the deconstruction technique, the geometric information of a torus can be encoded in a sequence of orbifolds. By studying the matrix theory on these orbifolds as quiver mechanics, we present a formulation that (de)constructs the torus of generic shape on which matrix theory is "compactified". The continuum limit of the quiver mechanics gives rise to a (1 + 2)-dimensional SYM. A hidden (fourth) dimension, that was introduced before in the matrix theory literature to argue for the electric-magnetic duality, can be easily identified in our formalism. We construct membrane wrapping states rigorously in terms of Dunford calculus in the context of matrix regularization. Unwanted degeneracy in the spectrum of the wrapping states is eliminated by using SL(2,Z) symmetry and the relations to the FD-string bound states. The dual IIB circle emerges in the continuum limit, constituting a critical evidence for IIB/M duality.
Vybrané fyzikální parametry jako indikátory kvality půdy
KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ, Lucie
2014-01-01
In bachelor thesis "Selected physical parameters as indicators of soil quality" we aimed at soil physical properties in Luvi-HaplicChernozem (locality Praha-Ruzyně) and Haplic Cambisol (localities Vatín and Svárov). We followed texture, density, bulk density, porosity, micro and macro aggregates composition, and stability of aggregates. Also content and quality of soil humic substances was determined. Obtained results showed that there is a linear correlation between clay particles content an...
Abdênago Barros
2004-12-01
Full Text Available In this note we will show that the inverse image under the stereographic projection of a circular torus of revolution in the 3-dimensional euclidean space has constant mean curvature in the unit 3-sphere if and only if their radii are the catet and the hypotenuse of an appropriate right triangle.Neste artigo mostraremos que a imagem inversa pela projeção estereográfica de um toro circular de revolução no espaço euclidiano de dimensão 3 tem curvatura média constante se e somente se os seus raios são o cateto e a hipotenusa de um triângulo retângulo apropriado.
Müller-Stach, S J
1995-01-01
Let X be a smooth projective variety of dimension n. We repeat Bloch4s construction of a biextension {\\bf E} over the Chow groups of homologically trivial cycles of codimensions p and n+1-p. In characteristic zero we prove that {\\bf E} is the pullback of the Poincare biextension over the corresponding product of intermediate Jacobians. Using this we study various equivalence relations for algebraic cycles and finally give a new proof of a result of Murre, which states that Griffiths4 conjecture holds for codimension two cycles.
Karas, Vladimír; Hamerský, Jaroslav
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014 - (Sjouwerman, L.), s. 424-426. (IAU Symposium Proceedings Series. 303). ISBN 9781107044616. ISSN 1743-9213. [Symposium of the International Astronomical Union /303./. Santa Fe (US), 30.09.2013-04.10.2013] Grant ostatní: UK(CZ) SVV-26089 Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : accretion discs * gravitation * black hole physics Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics
Binomul distanţă - timp în transportul feroviar de călători
Liviu Gabriel Ghiţuleasa
2012-12-01
Full Text Available Railways confronted substantial challenges through last years and made major progress in addressing them. Also, the European Commission identified some concrete priorities between 2011 and 2012, priorities that boost growth, including increasing investment in transport and infrastructures. Therefore, European Union transport policies aim at fostering a clean, safe and efficient travel throughout Europe, underpinning the right of citizens to travel freely throughout the EU. With arguments about access, competitivity, responsability, sustainability and security partly unresolved, this article presents that the concepts has been around for some time and has gradually been applied to existing railway transportation. We must see those rail services and infrastructure that there sits empty, slowly deteriorating in some EU member states, because railways brings us great benefits, but also great responsabilities.
Production and Development of LRCO‘s Silica Bricks
MAXianghong; LIZhenmin; 等
1998-01-01
This paper reviews the history of development and production of silica bricks at Luoyang Refrac-tories(Group) Co.,Ltd,(Former Luoyang Refrac-tories Factory). Through the improvement and in-troducing technology from abroad the company's management and quality standard on silica bricks production has reached a higher level.The physical and chemical specifications,as well as the appear-ance of silica bricks for coke ovens,hot blast stoves and glass kilns have reached the advanced interna-tional level.Now the company has become producing base and main exporting base various kinds of silica bricks in China.
Antonella Del Rosso
2015-01-01
In a recent Nature article (see here), the BASE collaboration reported the most precise comparison of the charge-to-mass ratio of the proton to its antimatter equivalent, the antiproton. This result is just the beginning and many more challenges lie ahead. CERN's AD Hall, where the BASE experiment is set-up. The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) was approved in June 2013 and was ready to take data in August 2014. During these 14 months, the BASE collaboration worked hard to set up its four cryogenic Penning traps, which are the heart of the whole experiment. As their name indicates, these magnetic devices are used to trap antiparticles – antiprotons coming from the Antiproton Decelerator – and particles of matter – negative hydrogen ions produced in the system by interaction with a degrader that slows the antiprotons down, allowing scientists to perform their measurements. “We had very little time to set up the wh...
Richard G. Anderson
2006-01-01
This brief essay is a working draft of an article in preparation for the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., examining the role of the monetary base in monetary economics and monetary policymaking. Comments are welcome.
戴红; 于宁; 常子冠
2014-01-01
To support the studies of urban evolution and development about urban form and spatial structure , the data expression of the characteristics of urban form and spatial structure is a basis .The characteristics are based on some typical events during ur-ban development as the tangible footprints carved on regional space .As an important tool to express information of history , geog-raphy and culture , the spatio-temporal data model can completely express time , space and semantic feature of the objective world . The typical events of Beijing during urban development are extracted .A multi-dimension constellation snapshot data model is presented to study the facts and characteristics of spatio-temporal data based on the historical events .This model based on rela-tional frameworks synthesizes the traits of multi-dimension constellation model and snapshot data model to express features of his -tory and geography at different stages in Beijing .It offers a conceptual representation for dataware model for spatio-temporal data integration and analysis of spatial features .%城市发展进程中典型事件下的城市形态和空间结构诸方面特征，是城市历史文化演变在地域空间上留刻的有形足迹，它的数据表达能够对城市演变和发展研究形成基础和有效支持。时空数据模型因其能够完整表达客观世界时间、空间和特征语义，是重要的历史、地理和文化信息描述工具。以北京为背景，提取城市发展过程中典型历史事件，研究其下的时空数据事实和特征，提出基于历史事件的多维星座快照模型。该模型综合多维星座模型和时间快照模型的特点，以关系模型为主题框架，表达北京各时期历史和地理特征，为建立时空数据集成和城市空间特征分析的数据仓库模型提供概念表示。
Web based foundry knowledge base
A. Stawowy
2009-01-01
Full Text Available The main assumptions and functions of proposed Foundry Knowledge Base (FKB are presented in this paper. FKB is a framework forinformation exchange of casting products and manufacturing methods. We use CMS (Content Management System to develope andmaintain our web-based system. The CastML – XML dialect developed by authors for description of casting products and processes – isused as a tool for information interchange between ours and outside systems, while SQL is used to store and edit knowledge rules and alsoto solve the basic selection problems in the rule-based module. Besides the standard functions (companies data, news, events, forums and media kit, our website contains a number of nonstandard functions; the intelligent search module based on expert system is the main advantage of our solution. FKB is to be a social portal which content will be developed by foundry community.
Full Text Available TORY SYSTEM R06 ANTIHISTAMINES FOR SYSTEMIC USE R06A ANTIHISTAMINES FOR SYSTEMIC USE R06AX Other antihista...mines for systemic use R06AX01 Bamipine D07493 Bamipine lactate Target-based classi
Status Quo of Drug Supervision in China(Part Ⅱ)
无
2008-01-01
@@ Ⅲ. Policies and Measures Concerning Drug Safety SupervisionBased on its national conditions and learning from international advanced ex-perience, China has formulated policies and measures concerning the improve-merit of drug safety, effectiveness and quality control, and established a regula-tory system covering research, produc-tion, distribution and use of drugs.
Torus mapper: a code for dynamical models of galaxies
Binney, James
2015-01-01
We present a freely downloadable software package for modelling the dynamics of galaxies, which we call the Torus Mapper (TM). The package is based around `torus mapping', which is a non-perturbative technique for creating orbital tori for specified values of the action integrals. Given an orbital torus and a star's position at a reference time, one can compute its position at any other time, no matter how remote. One can also compute the velocities with which the star will pass through any given point and the contribution it will make to the time-averaged density there. A system of angle-action coordinates for the given potential can be created by foliating phase space with orbital tori. Such a foliation is facilitated by the ability of TM to create tori by interpolating on a grid of tori. We summarise the advantages of using TM rather than a standard time-stepper to create orbits, and give segments of code that illustrate applications of TM in several contexts, including setting up initial conditions for an...
Jaime-Andres Arteaga
2012-08-01
Full Text Available This paper presents the design and implementation of a compression system for grayscale images based on the Bandelet transform. The basis functions of the Bandelet transform are constructed as a set of vectors that indicate the directions in which the image has regular variations of gray. The compression system was designed as a SoPC and was composed of a NIOSII processor with a Cyclone IIEP2C70, a touch-panel, and a SD-Card, using 13% of the logic elements and 27% of the memory bits of the FPGA. The Wavelet filters were accelerated in hardware with NIOS II C2H Compiler, obtaining an execution time reduction of 8.8%. Experimental results show that Bandelet compression has an improvement of up to 2 dB over a Wavelet compression when the image has geometric components with high contrast.Este trabajo presenta el diseño e implementación de un codec de imágenes en escalas de gris basado en la transformada Bandelet. Las funciones base para la transformada Bandelet se implementan a partir de vectores de flujo geométrico que indican la dirección en la que una región de la imagen tiene variaciones regulares de los niveles de gris. El codec se diseñó como un sistema SoPC con un procesador NIOS II embebido en el FPGA Cyclone II EP2C70, con una pantalla táctil, y una SD-Card, usando el 13% de elementos lógicos y el 27% de bits de memoria del FPGA. Los filtros Wavelet fueron acelerados en hardware con NIOS II C2H Compiler, logrando una reducción en el tiempo de ejecución del 8,8%. Las pruebas realizadas muestran que la compresión con funciones Bandelet llega a ser hasta 2 dB superior a la compresión realizada con funciones Wavelet 2D cuando la imagen tiene componentes geométricos con alto contraste.
Foundation: Transforming data bases into knowledge bases
Purves, R. B.; Carnes, James R.; Cutts, Dannie E.
1987-01-01
One approach to transforming information stored in relational data bases into knowledge based representations and back again is described. This system, called Foundation, allows knowledge bases to take advantage of vast amounts of pre-existing data. A benefit of this approach is inspection, and even population, of data bases through an intelligent knowledge-based front-end.
Nishibe, Toshiya; Yamamoto, Kiyohito; Seike, Yoshimasa; Ogino, Hitoshi; Nishibe, Masayasu; Koizumi, Jun; Dardik, Alan
2015-11-01
The treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease remains controversial, without clear guidelines specifying the indications for endovascular therapy (EVT). Accordingly, we retrospectively examined our experience of using EVT to treat femoropopliteal artery disease. A total of 91 limbs in 82 patients underwent EVT for the treatment of femoropopliteal artery disease. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty alone was performed in 20 limbs, and additional stenting was performed in 71 limbs. The 1-year primary patency, primary-assisted patency, limb salvage, and survival rates were 76%, 88%, 96%, and 92%, respectively. Multivariate Cox analysis of primary patency showed that critical limb ischemia (CLI; hazard ratio [HR], 2.53; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.08-5.33; P EVT for femoropopliteal artery disease. PMID:26574486
Chouaib, H.; Kamoun, S.; Costa, L. C.; Graça, M. P. F.
2015-12-01
A new (C8H12N)SnCl3 crystal of the general formula AMX3 was grown by soft chemistry method. X-ray study shows that the crystal crystallized in a monoclinic system with the space group P21/a. The structure was solved by Patterson method and refined to a final value of R = 0.0304 for 1157 independent observed reflections. The cohesion and the stability of the atomic arrangement result from the N-H … Cl hydrogen bonds between (C8H12N)+ cations and isolated (SnCl3)- anions. At high temperature this compound exhibits a structural phase transition at 340 K. This transition has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetric and impedance spectroscopy. The impedance data were well fitted to an Rp//CPE equivalent electrical circuit model. The close values of activation energies, obtained from the thermal behavior of the conductivity and the relaxation time confirm the presence of a hopping transport mechanism.
The CAMEL C6 and C7 tests, performed at Argonne National Laboratory, simulated asymmetric midplane fuel injection into a nonvoided fully withdrawn primary control assembly during the meltdown phase of a hypothetical core-disruptive accident in a liquid-metal-cooled fast breeder reactor. These tests were modeled with no a priori knowledge of the experimental results using the SIMMER-II code. Subsequent comparison of calculations with experimental results showed good agreement. 21 figures, 3 tables
Gudkov, A V; Zelnick, C R; Kazarov, A R; Thimmapaya, R; Suttle, D P; Beck, W T; Roninson, I B
1993-01-01
Many cytotoxic anticancer drugs act at topoisomerase II (topo II) by stabilizing cleavable complexes with DNA formed by this enzyme. Several cell lines, selected for resistance to topo II-interactive drugs, show decreased expression or activity of topo II, suggesting that such a decrease may be responsible for drug resistance. In the present study, etoposide resistance was used as the selection strategy to isolate genetic suppressor elements (GSEs) from a retroviral library expressing random ...
Bhore, Subhash J.; Cha, Thye S.; Amelia, Kassim; Shah, Farida H
2014-01-01
Background: Palm oil derived from fruits (mesocarp) of African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq. Tenera) and American oil palm (E. oleifera) is important for food industry. Due to high yield, Elaeis guineensis (Tenera) is cultivated on commercial scale, though its oil contains high (~54%) level of saturated fatty acids. The rate-limiting activity of beta-ketoacyl-[ACP] synthase-II (KAS-II) is considered mainly responsible for the high (44%) level of palmitic acid (C16:0) in the oil obtained f...
常笑
2015-01-01
近年来我国幼儿英语教育蓬勃兴起，然而幼儿英语教育现状不尽人意，其中一个重要的原因是幼儿学习英语的兴趣不高。而兴趣是最好的老师，可见，幼儿英语教学的首要目标应是培养幼儿英语学习的兴趣。本研究采用问卷调查法、访谈法对湖南省长沙市、汨罗市和永州市的十二所幼儿园教师、学生和家长三个层面进行调查，分析幼儿英语学习的现状，探索影响幼儿英语学习兴趣的主要因子，研究激发幼儿英语学习兴趣的有效路径。研究发现：提升教师的形象，注重教师的性格、态度，丰富教学内容，采用现代的教学手段、教学方式，外教、家长的参与以及学生的自信心和对成败的正确归因都是激发幼儿英语学习兴趣的关键。%There springs up a tide of English education for kids in China,but its situation is less than satisfac-tory owing to an important factor of kids' inactive learning interest. Obviously,the first job to do is to arouse kids' English learning interest as it is the best teacher. This paper introduces,based on investigation among English teachers,kids and parents of 12 kindergartens in Changsha,Miluo and Yongzhou,Hunan Province,by question-naire and interviewing,the analysis of its present situation,exploration of affecting factors,and some effective methods for arousing interest. The results show,promoting teachers'image and laying emphasis on their personality and manners,abounding the contents of courses,adopting modern teaching methods and approaches,participating with foreign teachers and parents,and kids' self - confidence and correct attitudes towards success or failure,will be significant to arouse kids' learning interest.
INVOLUTIVE BASES UNDER COMPOSITION
Zailiang TANG
2007-01-01
In this paper, the behaviors of involutive bases under composition operation are studied.For two kinds of involutive bases, i.e., Pommaret bases, Janet bases, we study their behavior problems under composition. Some further problems are also proposed.
Automatický systém podporující operátory složitých procesů
Kárný, Miroslav; Nedoma, Petr; Guy, Tatiana Valentine; Knížek, Jiří; Nagy, Ivan
2003-01-01
Roč. 46, č. 3 (2003), s. 177-179. ISSN 0005-125X R&D Projects: GA ČR GA102/03/0049; GA AV ČR IBS1075102 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z1075907 Keywords : management of complex processes * operator support * probabilistic clustering Subject RIV: BC - Control System s Theory http://library.utia.cas.cz/prace/20030045.doc
Furui, Shun'ya; Odaka, Hirokazu; Kawaguchi, Toshihiro; Ohno, Masanori; Hayashi, Kazuma
2016-01-01
We construct an X-ray spectral model of reprocessing by a torus in an active galactic nucleus (AGN) with a Monte Carlo simulation framework MONACO. Two torus geometries of smooth and clumpy cases are considered and compared. In order to reproduce a Compton shoulder accurately, MONACO includes not only free electron scattering but also bound electron scattering. Raman and Reyleigh scattering are also treated, and scattering cross sections dependent on chemical states of hydrogen and helium are included. Doppler broadening by turbulence velocity can be implemented. Our model gives consistent results with other available models, such as MYTorus, except for differences due to different physical parameters and assumptions. We studied the dependence on torus parameters for Compton shoulder, and found that a intensity ratio of Compton shoulder to line core mainly depends on the column density, inclination angle, and metal abundance. For instance, an increase of metal abundance makes the Compton shoulder relatively w...
PI regulátory s vyváženými akčními zásahy
Klán, Petr; Gorez, R.
2002-01-01
Roč. 45, č. 2 (2002), s. 90-97. ISSN 0005-125X Institutional research plan: AV0Z1030915 Keywords : PI control * control ler design * integral criteria * tuning relations Subject RIV: BD - Theory of Information
Imobilizované fotosenzitizátory singletového kyslíku a jejich účinek na mikroorganismy
Rychtáriková, Renata; Kuncová, Gabriela
2009-01-01
Roč. 103, č. 10 (2009), s. 800-813. ISSN 0009-2770 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA203/06/1244 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : photosensitizer * singlet oxygen * reactive oxygen species Subject RIV: CE - Biochemistry Impact factor: 0.717, year: 2009
Vizuální kultura a interkulturní střetávání. Gottfried Lindauer mezi Maory a kolonizátory
Kreuzzieger, Milan
Řevnice: Arbor vitae, 2015 - (Filip, R.; Musil, R.), s. 110-129 ISBN 978-80-7467-081-7 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : visual culture * intercultural encounters * colonization * Maori * painting Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion
Indikátory pro strategie environmentálního vzdělávání
Jana Dlouhá
2007-12-01
Full Text Available Základní principy environmentálního vzdělávání – nové kvality, které tento typ vzdělávání má přinášet – se promítají i do oblasti posuzování způsobu a míry dosažení cílů takto vymezených. Soubory indikátorů, které jsou v současné době projednávány, jsou zaměřeny na proces získávání znalostí, vytváření žádoucích změn v hodnotovém systému a chování; hodnocení s využitím těchto indikátorů má být v souladu s dynamickou povahou hodnocených jevů. To platí i pro oblast evaluace vzdělávací politiky, jež je realizované pomocí tzv. rámcových indikátorů. Zásady tvorby jsou v následujícím textu doloženy příklady z mezinárodní praxe, přičemž jsou kriticky popsány přednosti i potenciální rizika metod a postupů v současnosti používaných.
Subjektivní indikátory blahobytu: přístupy, měření a data
Večerník, Jiří
2012-01-01
Roč. 60, č. 3 (2012), s. 291-308. ISSN 0032-3233 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP404/11/1521 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : subjective well-being * happiness * life satisfaction Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 0.722, year: 2012
Postojové konektory/operátory: kontrastivní analýza vybraného vzorku textů
BROŽOVÁ, Kristýna
2016-01-01
The aim of this Master´s thesis is the contrastive analysis of discourse markers on a selected type of texts in Spanish and Czech language. The thesis is divided in two parts theoretical and practical part. Firstly, in the theoretical part of the thesis, is introduced the textual linguistic the field which studies discourse markers. For wholeness, are briefly mentioned all of the seven standards of textuality with profound focus on textual coherence. Other part of the thesis aims on terminolo...
Voda jako bezpečné refugium před predátory u hnízdících kachen
Benešová, O.; Kreisinger, J.; Javůrková, V.; Albrecht, Tomáš
Brno: Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, 2008 - (Bryja, J.; Nedvěd, O.; Sedláček, F.; Zukal, J.). s. 26 ISBN 978-80-87189-00-9. [Zoologické dny. 14.02.2008-15.02.2008, České Budějovice] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : Nest predation * mortality * antipredation behaviour Subject RIV: EG - Zoology
Leunig, Tim
2011-01-01
David Cameron’s closeness to the News International elite and his hiring of Andy Coulson have posed real and serious problems for the PM as the phone-hacking story continues to unfold. Tim Leunig argues that Cameron needs match Rupert Murdoch’s ruthlessness in taking on the media giant and preventing the scandal from retoxifying the Conservative Party.
Del Zanna, L; Bucciantini, N
2014-01-01
We present the first astrophysical application of the ECHO code in its recent version supplemented by a generalized Ohm law, namely a kinematic study of dynamo effects in thick accretion disks. High-order \\emph{implicit-explicit} Runge-Kutta time-stepping routines are implemented and validated within $3+1$ \\emph{General Relativistic MagnetoHydroDynamics} (GRMHD). The scheme is applied to a differentially rotating torus orbiting a Kerr black hole, where the mean-field dynamo process leads to strong amplification of seed magnetic fields. We show that the interplay between the toroidal and poloidal components occurs qualitatively in the same fashion as in the Sun, butterfly diagrams are reproduced, and a typical time-scale for the field evolution is found, depending on the dynamo and resistivity numbers, which could explain periodicities as observed in several accreting systems.
Indikátory rizikového chování v kontextu užívání konopných drog
Miovský, Michal; Šťastná, L.; Řehan, V.
2004-01-01
Roč. 8, č. 3 (2004), s. 200-205. ISSN 1211-7579 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA406/02/1449 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7025918 Keywords : Cannabis * epidemiological indicators * drug use Subject RIV: AN - Psychology
Indikátory obav z kriminality v českých sociálněvědních výzkumech
Moravcová, Eva
2014-01-01
Roč. 8, č. 2 (2014), s. 121-141. ISSN 1802-8152 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2010012 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : fear of crime * feeling of safety * social research Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences http://dav.soc.cas.cz/issue/21-data-a-vyzkum-2-2014/126
Cenová politika na Internetu se zaměřením na cenové agregátory
Pešek, Tomáš
2011-01-01
The thesis deals with the impact of Internet features on the behavior of both consumers and online retailers aspiring to apply eligible online pricing and business strategies. Price is considered to be one of the most significant marketing policy factors, the importance of which is in highly competitive online market environment, compared to usual brick and mortar stores, noticeably amended. Online price comparison service delivered to public by so called shopbots/pricebots forced the e-shopp...
Phono-somatics: gender, embodiment and voice in the recorded music of Tori Amos, Björk and PJ Harvey
Boak, Sarah
2015-01-01
This thesis is a feminist enquiry into the relationship between gender, embodiment and voice in recorded popular music post-1990. In particular, the study focuses on the term ‘embodiment’ and defines this term in a way that moves forward from a simple understanding of representing the body in music. The expression of embodied subjectivity through the voice is crucial to this interpretation, and therefore is the central concern of this thesis. I describe this relationship between embodiment an...
A dynamic knowledge base based search engine
WANG Hui-jin; HU Hua; LI Qing
2005-01-01
Search engines have greatly helped us to find thedesired information from the Intemet. Most search engines use keywords matching technique. This paper discusses a Dynamic Knowledge Base based Search Engine (DKBSE), which can expand the user's query using the keywords' concept or meaning. To do this, the DKBSE needs to construct and maintain the knowledge base dynamically via the system's searching results and the user's feedback information. The DKBSE expands the user's initial query using the knowledge base, and returns the searched information after the expanded query.
Knowledge Based Strategies for Knowledge Based Organizations
Madalina Cristina Tocan
2012-12-01
Full Text Available In the present, we can observe that a new economy is arising. It is an economy based on knowledge and ideas, in which the key factor for prosperity and for creation of the new jobs is the knowledge capitalization. Knowledge capitalization, intellectual capital, obtaining prosperity in the market economy imposes a new terminology, new managerial methods and techniques, new technologies and also new strategies. In other words, knowledge based economy, as a new type of economy; impose a new type of management- knowledge based management and a new type of enterprise-knowledge based enterprise.Taking in consideration these predictable evolutions, this paper will try to present: • The main ideas of the researches the field of the knowledge based economy • The characteristics and principles of the knowledge based organizations and knowledge based management • The challenges and opportunities for knowledge based organizations.The first part of the paper will present the principles of the new economy- knowledge base economy, the essential and interrelated elements necessary to build and to implement a strategy in a knowledge economy and the opportunities and challenges to the countries as they seek to build regionally and globally competitive knowledge-based economies.The second part of the paper will present the characteristics of the knowledge based organizations, the principles and characteristics of their management. For many organizations, knowledge management is a relatively new concept, because they are discovering the knowledge value in their operations. Many firms have undertaken formal and informal knowledge management initiatives designed to improve process performance, increase customer responsiveness and spur innovation. But while some organizations have reaped significant benefits from their investment in knowledge efforts, others have run into noteworthy challenges.
Michaelsen, Larry K.; Sweet, Michael
2011-01-01
Team-based learning (TBL), when properly implemented, includes many, if not all, of the common elements of evidence-based best practices. To explain this, a brief overview of TBL is presented. The authors examine the relationship between the best practices of evidence-based teaching and the principles that constitute team-based learning. (Contains…
Ono, Yoshio
2011-01-01
The importance of solid base catalysts has come to be recognized for their environmentally benign qualities, and much significant progress has been made over the past two decades in catalytic materials and solid base-catalyzed reactions. The book is focused on the solid base. Because of the advantages over liquid bases, the use of solid base catalysts in organic synthesis is expanding. Solid bases are easier to dispose than liquid bases, separation and recovery of products, catalysts and solvents are less difficult, and they are non-corrosive. Furthermore, base-catalyzed reactions can be performed without using solvents and even in the gas phase, opening up more possibilities for discovering novel reaction systems. Using numerous examples, the present volume describes the remarkable role solid base catalysis can play, given the ever increasing worldwide importance of "green" chemistry. The reader will obtain an overall view of solid base catalysis and gain insight into the versatility of the reactions to whic...
Case Base Maintenance Approach.
Haouchine, Mohamed-Karim; Chebel-Morello, Brigitte; Zerhouni, Noureddine
2007-01-01
Case base Maintenance is an active Case Based Reasoning research area. The main stream focuses on the method for reducing the size of the case-base while maintaining case-base competence. This paper gives an overview of these works, and proposes a case deletion strategy based on competence criteria using a novel approach. The proposed method, even if inspired from existing literature, combines an algorithm with a Competence Metric (CM). A series of tests are conducted using two standards data...
Knowledge Based Strategies for Knowledge Based Organizations
Madalina Cristina Tocan
2012-01-01
In the present, we can observe that a new economy is arising. It is an economy based on knowledge and ideas, in which the key factor for prosperity and for creation of the new jobs is the knowledge capitalization. Knowledge capitalization, intellectual capital, obtaining prosperity in the market economy imposes a new terminology, new managerial methods and techniques, new technologies and also new strategies. In other words, knowledge based economy, as a new type of economy; impose a new type...
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — VectorBase is a Bioinformatics Resource Center for invertebrate vectors. It is one of four Bioinformatics Resource Centers funded by NIAID to provide web-based...
Ogden, Daniel M., Jr.
1978-01-01
Suggests that the most practical budgeting system for most managers is a formalized combination of incremental and zero-based analysis because little can be learned about most programs from an annual zero-based budget. (Author/IRT)
Specht, Marcus
2012-01-01
Specht, M. (2012, 8 November). Mobile Inquiry Based Learning. Presentation given at the Workshop "Mobile inquiry-based learning" at the Mobile Learning Day 2012 at the Fernuniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany.
Almost periodic solutions for a class of higher dimensional Schr(o)dinger equations
Jiansheng GENG
2009-01-01
In this paper, we show that there are almost periodic solutions corresponding to full dimensional invariant tori for higher dimensional Schr(o)dinger equations with Fourier multiplier Jut- Δu + Mξu + f(|u|2)u =0, subject to periodic boundary conditions, where the nonlinearity f is a real-analytic function near u = 0 with f(0) = 0. The proof is based on an improved infinite dimensional KAM theorem.
Degn Johansson, Troels
This paper lays out a concept of education-based research-the production of research knowledge within the framework of tertiary design education-as an integration of problem-based learning and research-based education. This leads to a critique of reflective practice as the primary way to facilitate...... learning at this level, a discussion of the nature of design problems in the instrumentalist tradition, and some suggestions as to how design studies curricula may facilitate education-based research....
The paper presents a report of ''The Ground Based Plan'' of the United Kingdom Science and Engineering Research Council. The ground based plan is a plan for research in astronomy and planetary science by ground based techniques. The contents of the report contains a description of:- the scientific objectives and technical requirements (the basis for the Plan), the present organisation and funding for the ground based programme, the Plan, the main scientific features and the further objectives of the Plan. (U.K.)
Kolmos, Anette; Kuru, Selahattin; Hansen, Hans; Eskil, Taner; Podesta, Luca; Fink, Flemming; Graaff, Erik de; Uwe Wolff, Jan; Soylu, Ahmet
2007-01-01
This report discuss Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning (PBL) as an approach to meeting the demand for the educational requirements of the next generation engineering graduates. The report is prepared as the final report of the Special Interest Group (SIG) B5 of the Erasmus Thematic Network Project TREE (Teaching and Research in Engineering Education) on Problem- Based and Project-Based Learning. In engineering education there is a shift in emphasis from professional skill...
Kagan, David
2013-01-01
Few plays in baseball are as consistently close and exciting as the stolen base. While there are several studies of sprinting, the art of base stealing is much more nuanced. This article describes the motion of the base-stealing runner using a very basic kinematic model. The model will be compared to some data from a Major League game. The…
Coghetto Roland
2015-01-01
We are inspired by the work of Henri Cartan [16], Bourbaki [10] (TG. I Filtres) and Claude Wagschal [34]. We define the base of filter, image filter, convergent filter bases, limit filter and the filter base of tails (fr: filtre des sections).
Quantum systems with variables in Z(d) are considered. The properties of lines in the Z(d)xZ(d) phase space of these systems are studied. Weak mutually unbiased bases in these systems are defined as bases for which the overlap of any two vectors in two different bases is equal to d−1/2 or alternatively to one of the d−1/2i, 0 (where di is a divisor of d apart from d, 1). They are designed for the geometry of the Z(d)xZ(d) phase space, in the sense that there is a duality between the weak mutually unbiased bases and the maximal lines through the origin. In the special case of prime d, there are no divisors of d apart from 1, d and the weak mutually unbiased bases are mutually unbiased bases. (fast track communication)