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  1. Chapter 5. Measuring operational marketing performance

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    Lambin, Jean-Jacques

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this chapter is to raise the issue of marketing accountability. A central problem in business today is that marketing lacks the kind of accountability and metrics common to the rest of the corporation. For a very long time, this imprecision has been tolerated and has been excused because marketing was supposed to be inherently “creative”. Yet, as marketing consumes a larger and larger portion of the firm budget, the imperative grows to quantify marketing’s direct contribution...

  2. 14 CFR 119.71 - Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted under part 135 of this chapter.

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    2010-01-01

    ... or Part 135 of This Chapter § 119.71 Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted under part 135 of this chapter. 119.71 Section 119.71 Aeronautics and Space...

  3. 14 CFR 119.67 - Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted under part 121 of this chapter.

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    2010-01-01

    ... or Part 135 of This Chapter § 119.67 Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management personnel: Qualifications for operations conducted under part 121 of this chapter. 119.67 Section 119.67 Aeronautics and Space...

  4. 14 CFR 119.69 - Management personnel required for operations conducted under part 135 of this chapter.

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    2010-01-01

    ... or Part 135 of This Chapter § 119.69 Management personnel required for operations conducted under... of management personnel due to— (1) The kind of operation involved; (2) The number and type of... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management personnel required...

  5. 14 CFR 119.65 - Management personnel required for operations conducted under part 121 of this chapter.

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    2010-01-01

    ... or Part 135 of This Chapter § 119.65 Management personnel required for operations conducted under... of management personnel due to— (1) The kind of operation involved; (2) The number and type of... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management personnel required...

  6. Chapter 3: MHD stability, operational limits and disruptions [Progress in the ITER Physics Basis (PIPB)

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    ameliorate the consequences of MHD instabilities, there has been significant progress in improving physics understanding and modelling. This progress has been in areas including the mechanisms governing NTM growth and seeding, in understanding the damping controlling RWM stability and in modelling RWM feedback schemes. For disruptions there has been continued progress on the instability mechanisms that underlie various classes of disruption, on the detailed modelling of halo currents and forces and in refining predictions of quench rates and disruption power loads. Overall the studies reviewed in this chapter demonstrate that MHD instabilities can be controlled, avoided or ameliorated to the extent that they should not compromise ITER operation, though they will necessarily impose a range of constraints

  7. Keila XVIII muinsuskaitsepäev

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    2003-01-01

    15. V Keila sotsiaalkeskuse saalis Keila XVIII muinsuskaitsepäeva puhul arhitektuurile pühendatud Harjumaa muuseumi konverents. Esinevad Kaspar Kuuse, Silja Konsa, Heli Kirikal, Silvi Lindmaa-Pihlak, Mart Kalm. Avatud Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumi näitus "Eesti puitarhitektuur"

  8. Chapter 2

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    Cissé, Salmana; Keith M. Moore; Brewster, C.

    2005-01-01

    Metadata only record In chapter 2, Cissé et al. introduce the social and historical context shaping the lifescape of the Inland Delta of the Niger, the core of Mali's 5th Region. Various ethnic groups have coexisted in this area for centuries, generating livelihoods with complementary systems of production. The chapter discusses how recent changes in agricultural and pastoral production systems have unbalanced this symbiosis and increased competition for scarce resources, thereby leading t...

  9. Chapter 9: Reliability

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    Algora, Carlos; Espinet-Gonzalez, Pilar; Vazquez, Manuel; Bosco, Nick; Miller, David; Kurtz, Sarah; Rubio, Francisca; McConnell,Robert

    2016-04-15

    This chapter describes the accumulated knowledge on CPV reliability with its fundamentals and qualification. It explains the reliability of solar cells, modules (including optics) and plants. The chapter discusses the statistical distributions, namely exponential, normal and Weibull. The reliability of solar cells includes: namely the issues in accelerated aging tests in CPV solar cells, types of failure and failures in real time operation. The chapter explores the accelerated life tests, namely qualitative life tests (mainly HALT) and quantitative accelerated life tests (QALT). It examines other well proven and experienced PV cells and/or semiconductor devices, which share similar semiconductor materials, manufacturing techniques or operating conditions, namely, III-V space solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). It addresses each of the identified reliability issues and presents the current state of the art knowledge for their testing and evaluation. Finally, the chapter summarizes the CPV qualification and reliability standards.

  10. La civilización como modelo de vida en el Madrid del siglo XVIII

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    Álvarez Barrientos, Joaquín

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available In this chapter, the author approaches the social changes, both urban and rural, that Madrid sustained during the 18th century and which resulted in new manners and customs. It is a study of how civilization entered the Ancient Régime.

    Este trabajo es un acercamiento a los cambios sociales, urbanos y rurales, que se dieron en el Madrid del siglo XVIII desde el punto de vista de las nuevas costumbres: un estudio de cómo penetró la civilización en el Antiguo Régimen.

  11. Chapter 4

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    Westley, F.; Carpenter, S.R.; Brock, W.A.; C. S. Holling; Gunderson, L.H.

    2002-01-01

    Metadata only record This chapter attempts to compare ecological systems (as perceived by ecologists), against social systems (as perceived by social scientists). The differences between the systems lie in the dimensions used to study each system. Ecological systems key dimensions are space and time. While social systems include those dimensions, a third one, symbolic construction and meaning, is also added to fully understand the system. Essentially, this third dimension significantly con...

  12. Russian-Swedish Maritime Rivalry in XVIII cen.

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    Sergey A. Kolotov

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the military-technical aspect of Russian-Swedish confrontation of the XVIII cen. Given short chronology of hostilities and influence the characteristics of the ships on the results of campaigns.

  13. Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Surry, Unit 1: Analysis of core damage frequency from internal events during mid-loop operations, Main report (Chapters 1--6). Volume 2, Part 1A

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    During 1989, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) initiated an extensive program to carefully examine the potential risks during low power and shutdown operations. The program includes two parallel projects being performed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Two plants, Surry (pressurized water reactor) and Grand Gulf (boiling water reactor), were selected as the plants to be studied. The objectives of the program are to assess the risks of severe accidents initiated during plant operational states other than full power operation and to compare the estimated core damage frequencies, important accident sequences and other qualitative and quantitative results with those accidents initiated during full power operation as assessed in NUREG-1150. The objective of this report is to document the approach utilized in the Surry plant and discuss the results obtained. A parallel report for the Grand Gulf plant is prepared by SNL. This study shows that the core-damage frequency during mid-loop operation at the Surry plant is comparable to that of power operation. We recognize that there is very large uncertainty in the human error probabilities in this study. This study identified that only a few procedures are available for mitigating accidents that may occur during shutdown written specifically for shutdown accidents would be useful. This document presents Chapters 1--6 of the report

  14. Opinion publique e nozione di affaire nella Francia del XVIII secolo: Voltaire difensore di Calas

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    Enrico Pontieri

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the famous case of Jean Calas’s trial and on the defense made by Voltaire after Calas’ death. Voltaire’s complex operation succeed in mobilizing public opinion and was resumed in the well known Traité sur la tolérance, an early example of the typical scheme of the affaire. Through the analysis of the public opinion in France during the XVIII century, we will demonstrate the ambivalence of Voltaire’s thoughts in relation to this concept: one one side reign of the irrationality, when linked to the local reality, on the other, source of truth when enlightened and universal.

  15. SPECTROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS OF Fe XVIII IN SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS

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    Teriaca, Luca; Curdt, Werner [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Warren, Harry P. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States)

    2012-08-01

    The large uncertainties associated with measuring the amount of high temperature emission in solar active regions (ARs) represents a significant impediment to making progress on the coronal heating problem. Most current observations at temperatures of 3 MK and above are taken with broadband soft X-ray instruments. Such measurements have proven difficult to interpret unambiguously. Here, we present the first spectroscopic observations of the Fe XVIII 974.86 A emission line in an on-disk AR taken with the SUMER instrument on SOHO. Fe XVIII has a peak formation temperature of 7.1 MK and provides important constraints on the amount of impulsive heating in the corona. Detailed evaluation of the spectra and comparison of the SUMER data with soft X-ray images from the X-Ray Telescope on Hinode confirm that this line is unblended. We also compare the spectroscopic data with observations from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) 94 A channel on the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The AIA 94 A channel also contains Fe XVIII, but is blended with emission formed at lower temperatures. We find that it is possible to remove the contaminating blends and form relatively pure Fe XVIII images that are consistent with the spectroscopic observations from SUMER. The observed spectra also contain the Ca XIV 943.63 A line that, although a factor 2-6 weaker than the Fe XVIII 974.86 A line, allows us to probe the plasma around 3.5 MK. The observed ratio between the two lines indicates (isothermal approximation) that most of the plasma in the brighter Fe XVIII AR loops is at temperatures between 3.5 and 4 MK.

  16. Spectroscopic Observations of Fe XVIII in Solar Active Regions

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    Teriaca, Luca; Warren, Harry P.; Curdt, Werner

    2012-08-01

    The large uncertainties associated with measuring the amount of high temperature emission in solar active regions (ARs) represents a significant impediment to making progress on the coronal heating problem. Most current observations at temperatures of 3 MK and above are taken with broadband soft X-ray instruments. Such measurements have proven difficult to interpret unambiguously. Here, we present the first spectroscopic observations of the Fe XVIII 974.86 Å emission line in an on-disk AR taken with the SUMER instrument on SOHO. Fe XVIII has a peak formation temperature of 7.1 MK and provides important constraints on the amount of impulsive heating in the corona. Detailed evaluation of the spectra and comparison of the SUMER data with soft X-ray images from the X-Ray Telescope on Hinode confirm that this line is unblended. We also compare the spectroscopic data with observations from the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) 94 Å channel on the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The AIA 94 Å channel also contains Fe XVIII, but is blended with emission formed at lower temperatures. We find that it is possible to remove the contaminating blends and form relatively pure Fe XVIII images that are consistent with the spectroscopic observations from SUMER. The observed spectra also contain the Ca XIV 943.63 Å line that, although a factor 2-6 weaker than the Fe XVIII 974.86 Å line, allows us to probe the plasma around 3.5 MK. The observed ratio between the two lines indicates (isothermal approximation) that most of the plasma in the brighter Fe XVIII AR loops is at temperatures between 3.5 and 4 MK.

  17. Sibilantes em manuscritos do século XVIII

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    Renata Ferreira Munhoz

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata das alternâncias no emprego das sibilantes, variação linguística encontrada em documentos da segunda metade do século XVIII editados no âmbito do projeto Filologia Bandeirante.

  18. Tourette Association Chapters

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    ... for TS Children’s Health Act Social Security Healthcare Reform Principles Mental Health Parity Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ... status] => 0 [display_name] => Alaska Chapter ) [ID] => 22 [caps] => Array ( [chapter] => 1 ) [cap_key] => wp_capabilities [roles] => ...

  19. Spectroscopic Observations of Fe XVIII in Solar Active Regions

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    Teriaca, Luca; Curdt, Werner

    2012-01-01

    The large uncertainties associated with measuring the amount of high temperature emission in solar active regions represents a significant impediment to making progress on the coronal heating problem. Most current observations at temperatures of 3 MK and above are taken with broad band soft X-ray instruments. Such measurements have proven difficult to interpret unambiguously. Here we present the first spectroscopic observations of the Fe XVIII 974.86 AA emission line in an on-disk active region taken with then SUMER instrument on SOHO. Fe XVIII has a peak formation temperature of 7.1 MK and provides important constraints on the amount of impulsive heating in the corona. Detailed evaluation of the spectra and comparison of the SUMER data with soft X-ray images from the XRT on Hinode confirm that this line is unblended. We also compare the spectroscopic data with observations from the AIA 94 AA channel on SDO. The AIA 94 AA channel also contains Fe XVIII, but is blended with emission formed at lower temperature...

  20. [Disease control on the Russian fleet in XVIII century].

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    Kostiuk, A V

    2014-03-01

    Disease control in domestic fleet in XVIII century was a part of government measures concerning protection of the territory of the Russian Empire from the penetration of dangerous infectious diseases. Understanding the role fleet could play in the spread of infection, the government sought to prevent its entry from the sea. Following this task, in the early 20-s of XVIII century on islands of the Gulf Seskar and Wolf organized sanitary quarantine stations where ships from unfavorable in relation to the epidemic areas stayed before they pester the Russian shore. Eventually when the Black Sea Fleet was created, similar items appeared in Ochakov, Sevastopol, Feodosia, Yalta and Kerch. In XVIII century health legislation was supplemented by a number of regulations relating to the activities of the fleet. In particular, during the reign of Peter I epidemic rules were composed, which, as it became known, lasted for about sixty years. In 1786, the band released a set of quarantine rules designed to streamline the work of sanitary and quarantine stations. Important for protection against the penetration of Russian borders infectious diseases had timely warning of epidemics broke out abroad. Cooperating with European countries in the prevention and control of communicable diseases, Russia has successfully developed methods antiepidemic protection.

  1. Towards the next chapter

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    2013-01-01

    In the late 1970s, while the CERN community was busy preparing the SPS to operate as a collider and planning for LEP, people also had their eyes on the next chapter in the unfolding story of CERN.   That the LEP tunnel should be built with a future hadron collider in mind was a given by the end of the decade. But there had also been proposals to build large proton storage rings, or re-equip the ISR with superconducting magnets. Some people had suggested building an electron-proton collider at CERN, and there were ambitious plans looking far into the future at a possible Very Big Accelerator to be built somewhere in the world, which went by its acronym VBA. For the field of particle physics, with its very long lead times, this is part of the normal cycle, and while most of those options never came to fruition, this process did pave the way for the LHC. Today, with the LHC programme underway, the time has come for CERN to start seriously considering the options for its post-LHC future. Perhaps ...

  2. El oficio de los neveros en Gran Canaria en el siglo XVIII

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    Salvador Miranda Calderin

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available A finales del s. XVII el Cabildo Catedral de Canarias, con sede en la capital de Gran Canaria, construyó en la cumbre de la Isla dos pozos de nieve. Allí la recogían y conservaban hasta que era transportada en verano a la ciudad. Las libras de nieve se vendieron en la «nevería» ubicada en la trasera de la Catedral desde 1694 hasta 1866. En este artículo estudiamos el oficio de nevero en Gran Canaria, que había sido olvidado por completo, sus salarios, alimentación y especialidades en el s. XVIII.At the end of XVIIIth century the Canary Cathedral Chapter, settled in Gran Canaria Island capital, built, up in the mountains, two snow wells. Workers collected the snow and filled the wells until it was transported, in summer time, from the top of the island (1.949 meters to the city. Snow pounds were sold in the back of the Cathedral from 1694 to 1866. In this article we study the «neveros» job (snow workers in Gran Canaria, that it had been completely forgotten nowdays, their salaries, food and specialities in XVIIIth century.

  3. Chapter 9: Electronics

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    Grupen, Claus; Shwartz, Boris A.

    2006-12-19

    Sophisticated front-end electronics are a key part of practically all modern radiation detector systems. This chapter introduces the basic principles and their implementation. Topics include signal acquisition, electronic noise, pulse shaping (analog and digital), and data readout techniques.

  4. Basic Principles - Chapter 6

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This chapter described at a very high level some of the considerations that need to be made when designing algorithms for a vehicle health management application....

  5. Hong Kong chapter report

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    Chau, M; Cheung, YM

    2008-01-01

    Yiu-ming Cheung from Hong Kong Baptist University, China, and Michael Chau from The University of Hong Kong, China, has discussed significant facts of the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter report. The Hong Kong Chapter, founded in 2003, is aimed at coordinating and supporting work and stimulating the public's interests in the field of Computational Intelligence in the city. They have organized many activities that can be classified in four categories, such as conference co-o...

  6. Considerations about Compiling the Chapter Operation Management in Code for Metro Design%对编制《地铁设计规范》运营组织部分的思考

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    毛励良

    2011-01-01

    阐明运营管理部分在规范中的意义及其编制内容的确定,从如何理解运营概念、确定运营和建设规模以及运营模式的规定、运行交路的设定、辅助配线的设定等方面,阐述对编制重点内容的思考和解读.最后得出结论:结合国内外的工程设计实践和目前各城市运营管理经验,改变原有的设计模式和思路,加强相关科技和理论研究,改善和优化专业结构和技术手段,推行基于运营管理模式的轨道交通工程设计,对于提升规范理念的执行,强化运营管理在设计工作中的引领地位,是完全可行和必要的.%Significance of the chapter Operation Management in the Code for Metro Design and contents for compiling the chapter are described. Considerations and explanations about how to understand the concept of operation, to define the scale of operation and construction, to fix the traffic round-try and auxiliary lines, etc. Are put forward. It has been concluded that, considering the engineering design practice both in China and abroad and the current experience of operation management of many cities, it is necessary and feasible to alter the original design modes and ideas, to strengthen related technical and theoretical researches, to improve and optimize specialty structures and technical means, to carry out rail transit project design based on operation management modes, so as to enhance the implementation of Code ideas and strengthen the leading position of operation management in design work.

  7. Chapter 5: Monitoring results

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    Poel, Bart; Thomsen, Kirsten Engelund; Schultz, Jørgen Munthe

    2003-01-01

    The monitoring results from the IEA Task 13 project "Advanced solar low energy houses" are described in this chapter. The underlying information was collected in the form of questionnaires. The questionnaires were formulated in such a way that participants are provided with a uniform lay-out to f...

  8. Reactor operation

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    Shaw, J

    2013-01-01

    Reactor Operation covers the theoretical aspects and design information of nuclear reactors. This book is composed of nine chapters that also consider their control, calibration, and experimentation.The opening chapters present the general problems of reactor operation and the principles of reactor control and operation. The succeeding chapters deal with the instrumentation, start-up, pre-commissioning, and physical experiments of nuclear reactors. The remaining chapters are devoted to the control rod calibrations and temperature coefficient measurements in the reactor. These chapters also exp

  9. Radiation Protection. Chapter 24

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    Chapter 21, in describing basic radiation biology and radiation effects, demonstrates the need to have a system of radiation protection that allows the many beneficial uses of radiation to be realized while ensuring detrimental radiation effects are either prevented or minimized. This can be achieved with the twin objectives of preventing the occurrence of deterministic effects and of limiting the probability of stochastic effects to a level that is considered acceptable. In a radiology facility, consideration needs to be given to the patient, the staff involved in performing the radiological procedures, members of the public and other staff that may be in the radiology facility, carers and comforters of patients undergoing procedures, and persons who may be undergoing a radiological procedure as part of a biomedical research project. This chapter discusses how the objectives given above are fulfilled through a system of radiation protection and how such a system should be applied practically in a radiology facility

  10. El Quijote en un biombo novohispano del siglo XVIII

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    ARNULFO HERRERA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se hizo una revisión historiográfica sobre algunas de las resonancias de El Quijote en la vida cultural de la Nueva España. El análisis se centró en el examen de un biombo del siglo XVIII de autor desconocido en donde se plasmaron algunas de las escenas más importantes de la obra cervantina. Asimismo se plantearon dos hipótesis: primera, que tanto el estilo como el tópico del objeto se habrían convertido en una constante para este tipo de artículos suntuarios que proliferaron en las casas de los novohispanos pudientes, y segunda, que habría existido otro biombo novohispano con motivos iconográficos de la más famosa novela de Cervantes.

  11. Introduction to Chapter two

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    2014-01-01

    This chapter gives an overview of the first forms of occupation of the territory east of the Jordan River, from prehistoric times to the taking of Phoenicia by Alexander the Great in 333 BC. At that time, the climate was wetter and hunter-gatherers of the Palaeolithic period were widely scattered along wadis and temporary ponds. During the Neolithic period they developed new hunting techniques and built kites throughout the badiya; these were long funnel-shaped stone walls used to capture gaz...

  12. Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Surry, Unit 1: Analysis of core damage frequency from internal events during mid-loop operations, Main report (Chapters 7--12). Volume 2, Part 1B

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    During 1989, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) initiated an extensive program to carefully examine the potential risks during low power and shutdown operations. The program includes two parallel projects being performed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Two plants, Surry (pressurized water reactor) and Grand Gulf (boiling water reactor), were selected as the plants to be studied. The objectives of the program are to assess the risks of severe accidents initiated during plant operational states other than full power operation and to compare the estimated core damage frequencies, important accident sequences and other qualitative and quantitative results with those accidents initiated during full power operation as assessed in NUREG-1150. The objective of this report is to document the approach utilized in the Surry plant and discuss the results obtained. A parallel report for the Grand Gulf plant is prepared by SNL. This study shows that the core-damage frequency during mid-loop operation at the Surry plant is comparable to that of power operation. We recognize that there is very large uncertainty in the human error probabilities in this study. This study identified that only a few procedures are available for mitigating accidents that may occur during shutdown. Procedures written specific shutdown accidents would be useful

  13. Quality Management. Chapter 19

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    This chapter introduces the principles and definitions of quality management systems (QMSs) for radiology facilities, to give a framework to assist in the setting up of such systems and to emphasize the role of the medical physicist in this context. While there is a diversity of terms currently in use to describe quality processes both generally and specifically within radiology, there is broad agreement that the effective management of radiation medicine services demands a quality culture that includes a systematic approach to the elements that govern the delivery of that service. Therefore, the concept of quality assurance (QA) within the radiological facility covers, in its widest sense, all those factors that affect the intended outcome, that is, a clinical diagnosis. The medical physicist has an important role in the overall QMS, especially, but not exclusively, with respect to the equipment performance. A worked example of a quality control (QC) programme is included at the end of the chapter, to demonstrate the depth of detail and involvement of the medical physicist

  14. Chapter 8. The radioactivity sector

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    The object of this work is to examine the interactions between the activities of the nuclear industry (generating, transmission and distribution) and the environment, whilst showing to what extent the facilities are likely to affect it adversely and describing the measures taken to lessen the detrimental effects. The chapter dealing with radioactivity among the 'nuisance sectors' includes the following headings: natural radioactivity and the biological effects of radiation, the operation of a power station (principle, generating steam from nuclear energy, different types of reactors, safety barriers), radioactive effluents and wastes, nuclear controls and the environment, measures taken in the event of an accident occurring in a nuclear power station, the dismantling and decommissioning of power stations

  15. Palaeoclimate. Chapter 6

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    This chapter assesses palaeoclimatic data and knowledge of how the climate system changes over interannual to millennial time scales, and how well these variations can be simulated with climate models. Additional palaeoclimatic perspectives are included in other chapters. Palaeoclimate science has made significant advances since the 1970s, when a primary focus was on the origin of the ice ages, the possibility of an imminent future ice age, and the first explorations of the so-called Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period. Even in the first IPCC assessment, many climatic variations prior to the instrumental record were not that well known or understood. Fifteen years later, understanding is much improved, more quantitative and better integrated with respect to observations and modelling. After a brief overview of palaeoclimatic methods, including their strengths and weaknesses, this chapter examines the palaeoclimatic record in chronological order, from oldest to youngest. This approach was selected because the climate system varies and changes over all time scales, and it is instructive to understand the contributions that lower-frequency patterns of climate change might make in influencing higher-frequency patterns of variability and change. In addition, an examination of how the climate system has responded to large changes in climate forcing in the past is useful in assessing how the same climate system might respond to the large anticipated forcing changes in the future. Cutting across this chronologically based presentation are assessments of climate forcing and response, and of the ability of state-of-the-art climate models to simulate the responses. Perspectives from palaeoclimatic observations, theory and modelling are integrated wherever possible to reduce uncertainty in the assessment. Several sections also assess the latest developments in the rapidly advancing area of abrupt climate change, that is, forced or unforced climatic change that involves

  16. Chapter 7: Microalgae

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    Efroymson, Rebecca; Coleman, Andre; Wigmosta, Mark; Schoenung, Susan; Sokhansanj, Shahab; Langholtz, Matthew; Davis, Ryan

    2016-07-01

    This chapter of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report provides an estimate of biomass potential at given minimum selling prices. This is not a projection of actual measured biomass or a simulation of commercial projects. Biomass potential is estimated based on 30 years of hourly local climate and strain-specific biophysical characteristics using the Biomass Assessment Tool (BAT), assuming sufficient available nutrients (including CO2). As is the case for terrestrial feedstocks, important resource analysis questions for algae include not only how much of the crop may be available but also what price might be needed to procure that supply. Identifying resource co-location opportunities for algal biofuel facilities has the potential to reduce costs, utilize waste resources, and focus attention on appropriate technologies and locations for commercialization.

  17. Applicable technology. Chapter 3. Status report on the safety of operating US nuclear power plants (why experts believe that today's operating nuclear power reactors are much safer than they were 20 years ago)

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    The main emphasis of this presentation and paper is to address why experts believe that today's operating nuclear power reactors are much safer than they were 10 or 20 years ago. There is strong evidence to support this belief for the power reactors now operating in all of the advanced countries, and in many of the less developed countries too, although in a few of these latter countries there are continuing safety concerns. The paper will present recent and historical data from the U.S., a discussion of what the data mean and why, and a perspective about what events and trends have been the causes for the major safety improvements that have occurred. The extension of the conclusion to other countries will also be discussed. Finally, the reasons why safety-improvement programs must continue in some of the less-developed countries are described

  18. 77 FR 13317 - Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XVIII, Upper Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Project 95, LLC, Riverbank Hydro No...

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    2012-03-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XVIII, Upper Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Project 95...+ Hydro Friends Fund XVIII: Project No. 14261-000. 2. Riverbank Hydro No. 25, LLC: Project No....

  19. 77 FR 10740 - Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XVIII, Upper Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Project 95, LLC, Riverbank Hydro No...

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    2012-02-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XVIII, Upper Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Project 95... Friends Fund XVIII for Project No. 14261-000, Upper Hydroelectric, LLC for Project No. 14268-000,...

  20. ASPECTOS DE LA VIDA Y SOCIEDAD NOVOHISPANA DEL SIGLO XVIII

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    Francisco Javier Quirós Vicente

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se habla acerca de diversos aspectos de la vida y sociedad en la Nueva España. Se tratan concretamente dos temas que sirven de reflejo de esta la sociedad colonial de principios del siglo XVIII; en primer lugar el de la relación las colonias españolas de ultramar con la corona española, en la época de la Guerra de la Sucesión, y en segundo el de la esclavitud que se desarrolla en este mismo periodo, con el negocio conocido como Paso Medio, con africanos mayormente provenientes de Angola y La Guinea. El ámbito geográfico se acota a la localidad de San Luís Potosí, en México. Y su desarrollo se basa en dos documentos encontrados en el Archivo Histórico Municipal del San Luís Potosí, en su sección de Alcaldía Mayor.

  1. Instrumentos topográficos del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available An accurate evaluation of an engineering desing of the past requires a knowledge of the technical conditions under which it was drawn. For example, what were the resources available for the study of the topography on which the construction was going to be placed? Such a study must preceed the drawing of the plans of any preliminary sketch. On the following pages we will analyze the topographical equipment of an engineer of the end of the XVIIIth century.

    Para valorar un proyecto antiguo es preciso saber en qué condiciones técnicas se tiizo. Cuáles eran, por ejemplo, los medios disponibles para el estudio de la topografía en que la obra se iba a asentar, operación previa al levantamiento de los planos. Vamos a analizar, en las páginas siguientes, el equipo y los métodos topográficos de un ingeniero del siglo XVIII.

  2. Synthesis: Chapter 19

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    Pardo, L.H.; Geiser, L.H.; Fenn, M.E.; Driscoll, C.T.; Goodale, C.L.; Allen, E.B.; Baron, J. S.; Bobbink, R.; Bowman, W.D.; Clark, C.M.; Emmett, B.; Gilliam, F.S.; Greaver, T.; Hall, S.J.; Lilleskov, E.A.; Liu, L.; Lynch, J.A.; Nadelhoffer, K.; Perakis, S.S.; Robin-Abbott, M. J.; Stoddard, J.L.; Weathers, K. C.

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    Human activity in the last century has led to a substantial increase in nitrogen (N) emissions and deposition (Galloway et al. 2003). Because of past, and, in some regions, continuing increases in emissions (Lehmann et al. 2005, Nilles and Conley 2001), this N deposition has reached a level that has caused or is likely to cause alterations and damage in many ecosystems across the United States. In some ecoregions, the impact of N deposition has been severe and has changed the biotic community structure and composition of ecosystems. In the Mediterranean California ecoregion, for example (see Chapter 13), replacement of native by exotic invasive vegetation is accelerated because exotic species are often more productive under elevated N deposition than native species in some California grasslands, coastal sage scrub, and desert scrub (Fenn et al. 2010, Rao and Allen 2010, Rao et al. 2010, Weiss 1999, Yoshida and Allen 2004). Such shifts in plant community composition and species richness can have consequences beyond changes in ecosystem structure: shifts may lead to overall losses in biodiversity and further impair particular threatened or endangered species (Stevens et al. 2004). Th e extirpation of the endangered checkerspot butterfl y (Euphydryas editha bayensis), because the host plant for the larval stage disappears in N-enriched ecosystems (Fenn et al. 2010, Weiss 1999), is just one example of the detrimental impacts of elevated N deposition.

  3. Image Reconstruction. Chapter 13

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    This chapter discusses how 2‑D or 3‑D images of tracer distribution can be reconstructed from a series of so-called projection images acquired with a gamma camera or a positron emission tomography (PET) system [13.1]. This is often called an ‘inverse problem’. The reconstruction is the inverse of the acquisition. The reconstruction is called an inverse problem because making software to compute the true tracer distribution from the acquired data turns out to be more difficult than the ‘forward’ direction, i.e. making software to simulate the acquisition. There are basically two approaches to image reconstruction: analytical reconstruction and iterative reconstruction. The analytical approach is based on mathematical inversion, yielding efficient, non-iterative reconstruction algorithms. In the iterative approach, the reconstruction problem is reduced to computing a finite number of image values from a finite number of measurements. That simplification enables the use of iterative instead of mathematical inversion. Iterative inversion tends to require more computer power, but it can cope with more complex (and hopefully more accurate) models of the acquisition process

  4. Collective Intelligence. Chapter 17

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    Many systems of self-interested agents have an associated performance criterion that rates the dynamic behavior of the overall system. This chapter presents an introduction to the science of such systems. Formally, collectives are defined as any system having the following two characteristics: First, the system must contain one or more agents each of which we view as trying to maximize an associated private utility; second, the system must have an associated world utility function that rates the possible behaviors of that overall system. In practice, collectives are often very large, distributed, and support little, if any, centralized communication and control, although those characteristics are not part of their formal definition. A naturally occurring example of a collective is a human economy. One can identify the agents and their private utilities as the human individuals in the economy and the associated personal rewards they are each trying to maximize. One could then identify the world utility as the time average of the gross domestic product. ("World utility" per se is not a construction internal to a human economy, but rather something defined from the outside.) To achieve high world utility it is necessary to avoid having the agents work at cross-purposes lest phenomena like liquidity traps or the Tragedy of the Commons (TOC) occur, in which agents' individually pursuing their private utilities lowers world utility. The obvious way to avoid such phenomena is by modifying the agents utility functions to be "aligned" with the world utility. This can be done via punitive legislation. A real-world example of an attempt to do this was the creation of antitrust regulations designed to prevent monopolistic practices.

  5. Modeling and Advanced Control for Sustainable Process Systems (chapter 5)

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    This book chapter introduces a novel process systems engineering framework that integrates process control with sustainability assessment tools for the simultaneous evaluation and optimization of process operations. The implemented control strategy consists of a biologically-insp...

  6. Secondary School Mathematics, Chapter 5, Number Theory, Chapter 6, The Integers. Student's Text.

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    The third student text in this SMSG series of 14 covers the following topics from number theory: the division algorithm, divisibility, prime numbers, prime factorization, common divisors and common multiples, and properties of the whole number system. A second chapter discusses properties and operations with integers. For a special edition of this…

  7. Chapter 59: Web Services

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    Web services are a cornerstone of the distributed computing infrastructure that the VO is built upon yet to the newcomer, they can appear to be a black art. This perception is not helped by the miasma of technobabble that pervades the subject and the seemingly impenetrable high priesthood of actual users. In truth, however, there is nothing conceptually difficult about web services (unsurprisingly any complexities will lie in the implementation details) nor indeed anything particularly new. A web service is a piece of software available over a network with a formal description of how it is called and what it returns that a computer can understand. Note that entities such as web servers, ftp servers and database servers do not generally qualify as they lack the standardized description of their inputs and outputs. There are prior technologies, such as RMI, CORBA, and DCOM, that have employed a similar approach but the success of web services lies predominantly in its use of standardized XML to provide a language-neutral way for representing data. In fact, the standardization goes further as web services are traditionally (or as traditionally as five years will allow) tied to a specific set of technologies (WSDL and SOAP conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization). Alternative implementations are becoming increasingly common and we will cover some of these here. One important thing to remember in all of this, though, is that web services are meant for use by computers and not humans (unlike web pages) and this is why so much of it seems incomprehensible gobbledegook. In this chapter, we will start with an overview of the web services current in the VO and present a short guide on how to use and deploy a web service. We will then review the different approaches to web services, particularly REST and SOAP, and alternatives to XML as a data format. We will consider how web services can be formally described and discuss how advanced features such as security, state

  8. Cossacks on the Danube Territories (the End of XVIII - the 20s of the XIX c.

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    Full Text Available The article examines the emergence of Ukrainian Cossacks on the banks of the Danube in the XVIII-XIX centuries, their influence on the economic and cultural development of the region, the role of the Cossacks in rosiyskogo-Turkish wars of the period.

  9. Llengua i societat en la medicina tradicional i popular dels segles XVIII i XIX

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    This text constitutes a study and critical edition of a Valencian prescription manuscript, from the beginning of the XIX century, which has remained practically unknown up to the present day. It juxtaposes early instances of the language in this genre with the presence of the traditional forms of the names of diseases or medicines in Valencian popular literature of the XVIII and XIX centuries.

  10. El isomorfismo de las bibliotecas jesuitas (siglos XVI-XVIII

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    Full Text Available Para alcanzar nuestro objetivo, que es mostrar el isomorfismo de las bibliotecas jesuitas, se llevó a cabo el desciframiento y la transcripción, por primera vez, de los inventarios de las bibliotecas jesuitas de los colegios de Santiago, Concepción y Castro, que se encuentran en las temporalidades jesuitas en el Archivo Nacional de Chile. Para comprender la estructura y el desarrollo de las bibliotecas de la Compañía de Jesús, se da cuenta del significado de algunos conceptos claves (scriptor-auctor/inventario-catálogo, incluyendo aspectos de la historia de las formas de catalogación elaboradas por la Orden. Se presenta la cartografía de las bibliotecas que podían encontrarse en general en los diversos colegios y casas jesuitas, su organización y el papel del bibliotecario en relación con el acceso a los libros. Se recurre a la noción de isomorfismo que en matemáticas implica una relación de similitud entre dos objetos y que en teoría de grupos, permite deducir varias propiedades de un grupo a partir de otro. Esta noción la empleamos como herramienta para mostrar a través de la comparación entre los autores repertoriados en los inventarios y catálogos de las bibliotecas de los ocho colegios jesuitas, realizados en el siglo XVIII, que ellos comparten casi 300 autores en diversas disciplinas. Este isomorfismo de las bibliotecas jesuitas es la expresión de una experiencia común, de una tradición compartida y transmisible, y finalmente, lo convierte en un elemento constitutivo de la memoria colectiva de la O

  11. Tolerancia, verdad y libertad de conciencia en el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available The 18th century defense of tolerance rests upon two lines of argument; lines that we can observe in thinkers such as Montesquieu and Rousseau, Diderot, Romilly and Voltaire. The first deconstructs the concept of absolute truth as it applies not only to the (orthodox doctrine itself, as revealed by God, but also to the Catholic Church insofar as it is taken to be the only institution where truth resides uniquely. The second line of argument would run as follows: Once we acknowledge the rights of consciousness to every single religion, how can we possibly avoid a circular justification of intolerance? Romilly and Voltaire defend, without renouncing to the rights of consciousness (which are the base of individual liberties, the Lockean thesis of the separation Church-State. However, they assign to the State the ius circa sacra. It is only upon this foundation that the idea and the practice of tolerance, both religiously as well as universally and multiculturally speaking, can be constructed.

    La defensa de la tolerancia, en el siglo XVIII, se apoya en dos líneas de argumentación, que observamos en pensadores como Montesquieu y Rousseau, Diderot, Romilly y Voltaire. Una es la que deconstruye el concepto de verdad absoluta aplicado tanto a la doctrina (ortodoxa, por ello revelada por Dios como a la institución considerada única depositaria de tal verdad, la Iglesia católica, única «verdadera». Otra sigue este argumento: si se reconocen los derechos de la conciencia a toda confesión religiosa, ¿acaso podría evitarse una justificación circular de la intolerancia? Sin renunciar a los derechos de la conciencia, base de las libertades individuales, Romilly y Voltaire sostienen la separación Iglesia-Estado, como lo hiciera Locke, asignando a éste el ius circa sacra. Sólo sobre esta base se logra fundamentar la idea y la práctica de la tolerancia no sólo religiosa, sino también universal o multicultural.

  12. Absence of collagen XVIII in mice causes age-related insufficiency in retinal pigment epithelium proteostasis.

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    Kivinen, Niko; Felszeghy, Szabolcs; Kinnunen, Aino I; Setälä, Niko; Aikio, Mari; Kinnunen, Kati; Sironen, Reijo; Pihlajaniemi, Taina; Kauppinen, Anu; Kaarniranta, Kai

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    Collagen XVIII has the structural properties of both collagen and proteoglycan. It has been found at the basement membrane/stromal interface where it is thought to mediate their attachment. Endostatin, a proteolytic fragment from collagen XVIII C-terminal end has been reported to possess anti-angiogenic properties. Age-related vision loss in collagen XVIII mutant mice has been accompanied with a pathological accumulation of deposits under the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). We have recently demonstrated that impaired proteasomal and autophagy clearance are associated with the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration. This study examined the staining levels of proteasomal and autophagy markers in the RPE of different ages of the Col18a1 (-/-) mice. Eyes from 3, 6-7, 10-13 and 18 months old mice were enucleated and embedded in paraffin according to the routine protocol. Sequential 5 μm-thick parasagittal samples were immunostained for proteasome and autophagy markers ubiquitin (ub), SQSTM1/p62 and beclin-1. The levels of immunopositivity in the RPE cells were evaluated by confocal microscopy. Collagen XVIII knock-out mice had undergone age-related RPE degeneration accompanied by an accumulation of drusen-like deposits. Ub protein conjugate staining was prominent in both RPE cytoplasm and extracellular space whereas SQSTM1/p62 and beclin-1 stainings were clearly present in the basal part of RPE cell cytoplasm in the Col18a1 (-/-) mice. SQSTM1/p62 displayed mild extracellular space staining. Disturbed proteostasis regulated by collagen XVIII might be responsible for the RPE degeneration, increased protein aggregation, ultimately leading to choroidal neovascularization. PMID:27125427

  13. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  14. Chapter 28. Chemistry and light

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    In this chapter author deals with the light and photochemical reactions as photosynthesis, visions, ozone layer depletion, photodynamic therapy, laser and its applications and photochromism. Principle of solar cells and solar energy conversion are presented.

  15. American Red Cross Chapter Regions

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  16. Chapter 12. Public information

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    The Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD) is around to serve the public. This is a regulatory institution that furnishes truthful and independent information on nuclear safety of nuclear installations, including information on management of radioactive wastes, spent fuel, nuclear materials, control and record-keeping thereof, as well as information on other fuel cycle phases. UJD seeks to provide information in an orderly, accurate and comprehensible manner in such a way that it cannot be disclaimed, as the public has the right to know the truth. In formulating information, regularity, consistency and openness are of high importance, because information presented cannot serve a controversy. UJD furnishes information independently and separately from that issued by nuclear power plant operators. As a central administration authority, UJD provides on request, within the field of its responsibility, in particular the information on safety of nuclear energy installations independently from nuclear programme implementers, allowing the public and the media to check up the data and information thereon. A significant element of the information is the demonstration that the area of nuclear energy uses in the Slovak Republic has its binding rules and the compliance therewith is controlled by the state through an independent institution - UJD. As early as in 1995 the foundations laid were at UJD for the concept for broad public information on UJD activity and on safety of nuclear installations by opening UJD Information Centre. This Centre provides communication with the public and the media, thereby contributing to fashioning among the public a favourable image of the independent state supervision over nuclear safety. The Information Centre was extended in 2000. In 2000, 76 contributions on domestic and foreign UJD activities were sent in to Slovak press agencies, dailies and electronic media. UJD is together with the SUJB the publisher of the journal

  17. Metrology of Large Parts. Chapter 5

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    2012-01-01

    As discussed in the first chapter of this book, there are many different methods to measure a part using optical technology. Chapter 2 discussed the use of machine vision to measure macroscopic features such as length and position, which was extended to the use of interferometry as a linear measurement tool in chapter 3, and laser or other trackers to find the relation of key points on large parts in chapter 4. This chapter looks at measuring large parts to optical tolerances in the sub-micron range using interferometry, ranging, and optical tools discussed in the previous chapters. The purpose of this chapter is not to discuss specific metrology tools (such as interferometers or gauges), but to describe a systems engineering approach to testing large parts. Issues such as material warpage and temperature drifts that may be insignificant when measuring a part to micron levels under a microscope, as will be discussed in later chapters, can prove to be very important when making the same measurement over a larger part. In this chapter, we will define a set of guiding principles for successfully overcoming these challenges and illustrate the application of these principles with real world examples. While these examples are drawn from specific large optical testing applications, they inform the problems associated with testing any large part to optical tolerances. Manufacturing today relies on micrometer level part performance. Fields such as energy and transportation are demanding higher tolerances to provide increased efficiencies and fuel savings. By looking at how the optics industry approaches sub-micrometer metrology, one can gain a better understanding of the metrology challenges for any larger part specified to micrometer tolerances. Testing large parts, whether optical components or precision structures, to optical tolerances is just like testing small parts, only harder. Identical with what one does for small parts, a metrologist tests large parts and optics

  18. XVIII CENTURY CLASSICAL TURKISH LITERATURE: MESNEVİ XVIII. YÜZYIL KLASİK TÜRK EDEBİYATI: MESNEVİLER

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    Full Text Available Masnavi is one of the most widely used forms of classical Turkish poetry verse. Both the rhyming couplets formed themselves and to be free in the number of couplets, especially in off-balance as long mesnevi issues are discussed. In this study, we will give knowledge from Kutadgu Bilig which was written by Yusuf Has Hacip than XVIII. century mesnevi literature in the period up to be informed about the short. Bu çalışmada önce Balasagunlu Yûsuf’un 1070 tarihinde kaleme aldığı Kutadgu Bilig’den XVIII. asra kadar olan dönem içindeki mesnevi edebiyatı hakkında kısa bilgi verilerek, her dönemin öne çıkan özelliği vurgulanmıştır. Akabinde XVIII. asır mesnevi edebiyatı kısaca değerlendirilip hüviyeti ortaya konulmaya çalışılmış, özellikle mesnevînin konusunda oluşan değişikliğe dikkat çekilmiştir. Daha sonra mesneviler konularına göre tasnif edilmiş, mesnevîler hakkında bilgi verilmiş, özelliği belirtilmiş ve değeri ortaya konulmaya çalışılmıştır. Ayrıca taşıdığı yenilikler dikkatlere sunulmuş ve üzerinde yapılan çalışmalar belirtilmiştir.

  19. Chapter 1: Direct Normal Radiation

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    2016-04-15

    This chapter addresses the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the solar resource, the direct solar radiation. It discusses the total or integrated broadband direct beam extraterrestrial radiation (ETR). This total integrated irradiance is comprised of photons of electromagnetic radiation. The chapter also discusses the impact of the atmosphere and its effect upon the direct normal irradiance (DNI) beam radiation. The gases and particulates present in the atmosphere traversed by the direct beam reflect, absorb, and scatter differing spectral regions and proportions of the direct beam, and act as a variable filter. Knowledge of the available broadband DNI beam radiation resource data is essential in designing a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system. Spectral variations in the DNI beam radiation affect the performance of a CPV system depending on the solar cell technology used. The chapter describes propagation and scattering processes of circumsolar radiation (CSR), which includes the Mie scattering from large particles.

  20. Chapter IV: Primary landscape structure

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    The inanimate and live nature, which represent the basis of the landscape as yet not affected by man and his activities is represented in detail in this chapter. It is characterised by the series of components of the physical sphere as the permanent material basis of the remaining landscape structures. The output is the types of the primary landscape structure represented by the abiotic complexes. This chapter consists of next subchapters: (1) Geological base; (2) Surface; (3) Air; (4) Waters; (5) Soils; (6) Vegetation; (7) Fauna; (8) Types of primary landscape structure

  1. Comparison of Fe XVIII and Fe XIX Line Emissions with Spectral Models

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    Desai, P.; Brickhouse, N. S.; Drake, J. J.; Edgar, R. J.; Hoogerwerf, R.; Kashyap, V.; Wargelin, B. J.; Smith, R. K.; Huenemoerder, D. P.; Liedahl, D. A.

    2005-06-01

    We discuss here the observations of Fe XVIII and XIX emission lines and compare the X-ray, EUV and FUV lines with the spectral codes widely used today (e.g. FAC and APEC). We assess the relative accuracy of these spectral models and try to identify the critical atomic data and processes. Capella with a narrow enhancement in its emission measure distribution at 6 MK provides a unique opportunity to test the Fe XVIII and Fe XIX model emissivities which peak from 6 to 8 MK. We use the summed spectra from Chandra HETG/ACIS-S and LETG/HRC-S, as well as contemporaneous EUVE and FUSE observations, to measure line ratios for comparison with predictions.

  2. Documentos para la historio social de Popayán en el Siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available  Documentos para la Historia Social de Papayán en el siglo XVIII. Varios/ Archivo Central del Central del Cauca. Fondo: Protocolos Notariales. Años 1616, 1620, 1621, 1629, 1634. Transcripción de Peter Marzahl// En: Anuario No. 5 (1970; p. 143-188. Serie de documentos, testamentos, contratos, etc., en donde se dan datos importantes para reconstruir aspectos de la economía y sociedad del Cauca del siglo XVIII, tales como: número de vecinos, encomenderos, mano de obra indígena y esclava; importancia de la minería como motor económico de la región; relaciones entre encomienda y control de mano de obra; el desarrollo de una economía mercantil con surgimiento de compañías para tal actividad.  

  3. La difusión social de los manuales epistolares : Girona, siglo XVIII

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    2011-01-01

    Esta investigación analiza la difusión social de la literatura epistolar en la ciudad de Girona durante el siglo XVIII escrutando la presencia de manuales y modelos epistolares en la producción de los impresores gerundenses, en los fondos de los libreros, en las bibliotecas particulares y en las subastas públicas. Asimismo, se examina la tipología y las pretensiones de los títulos más frecuentes.

  4. Un conflicto matrimonial en el siglo XVIII: Henri de Vaucocour y Marie Boutinaud

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    Full Text Available El matrimonio en 1741 de dos miembros de la baja nobleza del suroeste de Francia, Henri de Vaucocour y Marie Boutinaud, desembocó, a partir de 1751, en un proceso judicial de separación. Los fondos documentales conservados sirven para analizar un conflicto matrimonial, las relaciones entre esposos, y las múltiples facetas de la violencia doméstica en la Francia del siglo XVIII

  5. Collagen XVIII/endostatin expression in experimental endotoxemic acute renal failure

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    Full Text Available Acute renal failure (ARF is a frequent complication of Gram-negative sepsis, with a high risk of mortality. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS-induced ARF is associated with hemodynamic changes that are strongly influenced by the overproduction of nitric oxide (NO through the cytokine-mediated up-regulation of inducible NO synthase. LPS-induced reductions in systemic vascular resistance paradoxically culminate in renal vasoconstriction. Collagen XVIII is an important component of the extracellular matrix expressed in basement membranes. Its degradation by matrix metalloproteases, cathepsins and elastases results in the formation of endostatin, claimed to have antiangiogenic activity and to be a prominent vasorelaxing agent. We evaluated the expression of endostatin/collagen XVIII in an endotoxemic ARF model. ARF was induced in C57BL/6 mice by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (10 mg/kg followed by sacrifice 4 and 12 h later. Kidney tissue was the source of RNA and protein and the subject of histological analysis. As early as 4 h after LPS administration, blood urea, creatinine and NO levels were significantly increased compared to control. Endostatin/collagen XVIII mRNA levels were 0.71 times lower than sham-inoculated mice 4 h after LPS inoculation, returning to normal levels 12 h after LPS inoculation. Immunohistological examination revealed that acute injury caused by LPS leads to an increase of endostatin basement membrane staining in association with the decrease of CD31 endothelial basement membrane staining. These results indicate that in the early phase of endotoxemic ARF the endostatin levels were not regulated by gene expression, but by the metabolism of collagen XVIII.

  6. Around the world with professor Vening Meinesz onboard the submarine K-XVIII

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    Root, Bart; Hanssen, Ramon; Vermeersen, Bert; Munnik, Michiel; Vlijm, Rozemarijn

    2015-04-01

    In November 1934, Den Helder, The Netherlands, the start of a remarkable voyage commenced. The Hr. Ms. K-XVIII, a Dutch submarine, was about to set sail to Soerabaya, Indonesia. Onboard was a Dutch professor, Felix Andries Vening Meinesz. He was able to measure the Earth's gravity field with similar precision as on land for the first time in history using his innovative pendulum apparatus. His ground breaking data and systematic way of working changed the way of performing scientific expeditions. With the Library of the TUDelft and "Stichting Academisch Erfgoed" (Academic Heritage Foundation), we revisit this particular expedition and use it as a stepping stone to web-based geodetic and geophysical education for students and the public. The K-XVIII sailed over spreading ridges, transform faults, hotspot volcanos, subduction zones and many more interesting geological structures, which are discussed in this application. The importance of geodetic research is heavily present along the complete voyage in the form of global geoid determination. Moreover, the precision of the observations onboard the K-XVIII are compared with current satellite gravimetry and prove to be remarkable accurate. The goal of the project is to make the several datasets of Vening Meinesz, his measurements, articles, media, old foto's and other objects of the K-XVIII voyage, accessible for the public. The user can follow the famous voyage from Den Helder to Soerabaya in an interactive web application, stopping at interesting geophysical or historical places in space and time. The user can learn about plate tectonics and its historical findings, study the equipment that Vening Meinesz used to observe the gravity field with extreme precision, and learn about the important collaboration between science and the Navy. Dive into the adventure of the geo-scientific research of professor Vening Meinesz.

  7. Quantitative Nuclear Medicine. Chapter 17

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    Planar imaging is still used in clinical practice although tomographic imaging (single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET)) is becoming more established. In this chapter, quantitative methods for both imaging techniques are presented. Planar imaging is limited to single photon. For both SPECT and PET, the focus is on the quantitative methods that can be applied to reconstructed images

  8. Star formation history of And XVIII: a dwarf spheroidal galaxy in isolation

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    Makarova, L N; Karachentsev, I D; Tully, R B; Rizzi, L

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    We present a photometric study of the Andromeda XVIII dwarf spheroidal galaxy associated with M31, and situated well outside of the virial radius of the M31 halo. The galaxy was resolved into stars with Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys revealing the old red giant branch and red clump. With the new observational data we determined the Andromeda XVIII distance to be D = 1.33+-0.08 Mpc using the tip of red giant branch method. Thus, the dwarf is situated at the distance of 579 kpc from M31. We model the star formation history of Andromeda XVIII from the stellar photometry and Padova theoretical stellar isochrones. An ancient burst of star formation occurred 12-14 Gyr ago. There is no sign of recent/ongoing star formation in the last 1.5 Gyr. The mass fractions of the ancient and intermediate age stars are 34 and 66 per cent, respectively, and the total stellar mass is 4.2x10^6 Msun. It is probable that the galaxy has not experienced an interaction with M31 in the past. We also discuss star form...

  9. Functional characterization of neostatins, the MMP-derived, enzymatic cleavage products of type XVIII collagen.

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    Chang, Jin-Hong; Javier, Joel A D; Chang, Gene-Yuan; Oliveira, Hailton B; Azar, Dimitri T

    2005-07-01

    Several anti-angiogenic factors are derived from proteolytic processing of large molecules including endostatin from type XVIII collagen and angiostatin from plasminogen. In previous studies we showed that neostatin-7, the C-terminal 28kDa endostatin-spanning proteolytic fragment, is generated from the proteolytic action of matrix metalloproteinase matrilysin (MMP)-7 on type XVIII collagen. Now, we report a second member of the neostatin family of proteins, neostatin-14. Given the small quantities of neostatin-7 and -14 generated by the breakdown of naturally occurring collagen XVIII (using MMP-7 and -14, respectively), we used two other approaches to characterize the anti-angiogenic properties of these molecules: murine recombinant neostatin in vitro, and gene therapy. We demonstrate that murine recombinant neostatin-7 inhibits calf pulmonary artery endothelial cell proliferation and that microinjection of neostatin-7 and neostatin-14 naked DNA into the corneal stroma of mice results in significant reduction of basic fibroblast growth factor-induced corneal neovascularization. These results provide supportive evidence of the possible anti-angiogenic effect of neostatins. PMID:15978592

  10. Steel catenary riser for the Marlim field FPS P-XVIII

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    Serta, O.B.; Mourelle, M.M. [Petrobras S/A, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Grealish, F.W.; Harbert, S.J.; Souza, L.F.A.

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    Steel catenary risers (SCRs) have been successfully deployed on the Shell Auger TLP in the Gulf of Mexico and will also be deployed on the Shell Mars TLP. There is considerable interest in using SCRs for other applications, in particular for semi-sub based FPS systems. Petrobras is developing an SCR for installation on the P-XVIII platform, located in the Marlim Field, Campos Basin, in a water depth of 910 meters. The riser will be a dead-ended prototype which will be monitored for a period of up to one year. Subsequently, it will be connected via flexible piping to the P-XXVI platform, located approximately 5 kilometers from P-XVIII. This paper describes the design, materials, components, specification and installation of the Petrobras P-XVIII SCR. The static/dynamic design, VIV analysis and fatigue analysis methodologies are discussed in detail and results are presented. Important aspects of the flex joint design and specification are discussed. This project represents the first application of SCRs to semi-sub based FPS systems. In addition, it is the first use of SCRs outside of the Gulf of Mexico.

  11. La Librería de Juan Polo en Murcia a mediados del siglo XVIII Juan Polo's library in Murcia in the middle of the XVIII Century

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    Full Text Available A través del análisis del inventario de los bienes dejados a su muerte por el librero Juan Polo, junto a la utilización de otras fuentes archivísticas, se retrata el perfil vital y las actividades desarrolladas por este profesional del libro en la Murcia de mediados del siglo XVIII. La trascripción e identificación de los libros y otros impresos menores reseñados en el inventario y, sobre todo, la cuantía de ejemplares por título ha permitido abordar el tipo de clientela de la librería y la aceptación o el éxito de determinados productos editoriales, siempre en consonancia con unas necesidades prácticas, formativas o recreativas y con unos hábitos lectores fácilmente reconocibles.The profile and activities carried out by the bookseller Juan Polo during the XVIII century are analyzed through the inventory of assets and other archival sources which remained after his death. The identification and transcription of books and other minor works recorded in the inventory, and above all the quantity of existing copies of each title, allow us to also depict the profile of regular clients, and to assess the degree of success attained by certain publishing products. Practical, recreational or educational needs were also kept in mind in order to acknowledge easily recognizable reader's habits.

  12. Chapter V: Secondary landscape structure

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    This chapter deals with the secondary landscape structure of the Slovak Republic. It consists of next subchapters: (1) Land use pattern; (2) Special landscape structures; (3) Real vegetation. The secondary landscape structure consists of the elements influenced by man, created or recreated. They represent material elements with a particular spatial delimitation in the landscape. Vegetation, above all forest vegetation, is the indispensable part of the secondary landscape structure. Special space was given to the historical landscape structure

  13. Chapter 1. Traditional marketing revisited

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    The objective of this chapter is to review the traditional marketing concept and to analyse its main ambiguities as presented in popular textbooks. The traditional marketing management model placing heavy emphasis of the marketing mix is in fact a supply-driven approach of the market, using the understanding of consumers’ needs to mould demand to the requirements of supply, instead of adapting supply to the expectations of demand. To clarify the true role of marketing, a distinction is made b...

  14. Chapter 17 - Economics of adaptation

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    This chapter assesses the literature on the economics of climate change adaptation, building on the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) and the increasing role that economic considerations are playing in adaptation decisionmaking and policy. AR4 provided a limited assessment of the costs and benefits of adaptation, based on narrow and fragmented sectoral and regional literature (Adger et al, 2007). Substantial advances have been made in the economics of climate change adaptation after AR4.

  15. 40 CFR Appendix Xviii to Part 86 - Statistical Outlier Identification Procedure for Light-Duty Vehicles and Light Light-Duty Trucks...

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    ..., Subpart R XVIII Appendix XVIII to Part 86 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Light-Duty Vehicles and Light Light-Duty Trucks Certifying to the Provisions of Part 86, Subpart R... calculate the residual at the deleted point, denoted as (yi − yi′). Obtain a statistic by dividing (yi −...

  16. Chapter 9. The landscape sector

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    The object of this work is to examine the interactions between the activities of the electric industry (generating, transmission and distribution) and the environment, whilst showing to what extent the facilities are likely to affect it adversely and describing the measures taken to lessen the detrimental effects. The chapter devoted to the 'landscape' includes a section covering the electricity generating facilities, and among these, the nuclear power stations. The studies carried out on the main units of insertion into the site are presented, particularly the landscaping involved in setting up a power station

  17. 31 CFR Appendixes to Chapter V - Note

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Note Appendixes to Chapter V Money... CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Ch. V, Nt. Appendixes to Chapter V—Note Notes: The alphabetical lists.... References to regulatory parts in chapter V or other authorities: : Western Balkans Stabilization...

  18. Un mapa topográfico del término de Ólvega del siglo XVIII

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    Se describe un mapa del siglo XVIII del término municipal de de la localidad de Ólvega (Soria). El mapa que aquí se presenta, es un croquis topográfico del término de Ólvega y su entorno, perteneciente al estilo de la cartografía popular, típica del siglo XVIII. Aparece en color, con orientación y escala gráfica en leguas castellanas. De este mapa se pueden extraer algunas observaciones de interés respecto a la geografía histórica de la comarca.

  19. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  20. Star formation history of And XVIII: a dwarf spheroidal galaxy in isolation

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    Makarova, L. N.; Makarov, D. I.; Karachentsev, I. D.; Tully, R. B.; Rizzi, L.

    2016-10-01

    We present a photometric study of the Andromeda XVIII dwarf spheroidal galaxy associated with M31, and situated well outside of the virial radius of the M31 halo. The galaxy was resolved into stars with Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys revealing the old red giant branch and red clump. With the new observational data we determined the Andromeda XVIII distance to be D = 1.33_{-0.09}^{+0.06} Mpc using the tip of red giant branch method. Thus, the dwarf is situated at the distance of 579 kpc from M31. We model the star formation history of Andromeda XVIII from the stellar photometry and Padova theoretical stellar isochrones. An ancient burst of star formation occurred 12-14 Gyr ago. There is no sign of recent/ongoing star formation in the last 1.5 Gyr. The mass fractions of the ancient and intermediate age stars are 34 and 66 per cent, respectively, and the total stellar mass is 4.2 × 106 M⊙. It is probable that the galaxy has not experienced an interaction with M31 in the past. We also discuss star formation processes of dSphs KKR 25, KKs 03, as well as dTr KK 258. Their star formation histories were uniformly measured by us from HST/ACS observations. All the galaxies are situated well beyond the Local Group and the two dSphs KKR 25 and KKs 03 are extremely isolated. Evidently, the evolution of these objects has proceeded without influence of neighbours.

  1. Las falsificaciones granadinas del siglo XVIII. Nacionalismo y arqueología

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    Mora, Gloria

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article we study the forgeries of Granada in the eighteenth century, as a case of manipulation of archaeological findings with a political purpose. The context of this case is the Enlightenment reform of historical methodology.

    En el contexto de la reforma de los métodos de investigación histórica en época ilustrada, se estudia en este trabajo el uso de la arqueología con fines políticos y nacionalistas. Para ello nos basamos en el caso de las falsificaciones granadinas de mediados del siglo XVIII.

  2. La "nación de Vizcaya" en la Universidades de Castilla ss. XVI-XVIII

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    Luis Enrique RODRÍGUEZ-SAN PEDRO BEZARES

    2002-01-01

    Panorámica sobre la presencia de estudiantes del País Vasco, Navarra y Rioja en las universidades de la Corona de Castilla durante la Edad Moderna, siglos XVI-XVIII. A través de los estudios de Derecho, estos universitarios se promocionaban hacia los altos cargos burocráticos del Estado y de la Iglesia, constituyendo un grupo muy destacado y significativo en el sistema administrativo de la Monarquía Hispánica. Se tratan aspectos diversos de dichos estudiantes: vida cotidi...

  3. IZ MAĐARSKO-HRVATSKIH KNJIŽEVNIH VEZA U XVIII. STOLJEĆU

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    Nyomárkay, István

    1999-01-01

    Poslije jednoga pada mađarsko-hrvatskih kulturnih veza (i inih) u XVIII. stoljeću, koncem toga stoljeća počinju se te veze opet obogaćivati, čemu pridonose bosanski franjevci. U radu se govori o djelovanju Jerolima Lipovčića (Hieronymus Lipovchich): njegovo je djelo 'Dušu čuvajuće pohođenje' (Budim 1750) prijevod djela 'Lelket őriző látogatás' Martina Biróa de Padánya (Padányi Biro Márton).

  4. The discovery of the political economy of New Granada at the of the XVIII century

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    Renán Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Throughout the biography and thinking of Camilo Torres, who belonged to one of the impoverished aristocratic families of Popayan at the end of the XVIII century, this article studies the way, in which the enlightened inhabitants of New Granada, mostly clerics and engineers, army officers and merchants - were worried about the economy mainly motivated by the rhetoric of the Illustration and botanical studies. Many undertook the founding of companies that had poor commercial success, even though their main objective, was to methodically take advantage of the natural resources. That they believed to be unlimited to generate export agricultural products.

  5. Artes y oficios artísticos en Granada a mediados del siglo XVIII

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    López Muñoz, Miguel Luis; López Muñoz, Juan Jesús

    1996-01-01

    El Catastro de Ensenada, realizado a instancias del rey Fernando VI a partir de 1749, es sin duda alguna la fuente económica de conjunto más amplia en la España del siglo xviii. Su amplitud y riqueza de datos la hace imprescindible para conocer la realidad de ciudades y pueblos, de la Iglesia y de las diferentes capas sociales. Su minuciosidad responde a ese afán ilustrado por conocer la realidad como paso previo para reformarla. En el caso concreto del Catastro, el móvil...

  6. La actividad agraria en el Aguilar del s. XVIII. Los cultivos y aprovechamientos

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    Naranjo-Ramírez, J.

    1998-01-01

    Utilizando la información (vaciada en su totalidad) contenida en los Libros de Haciendas del Catastro de Ensenada, se presenta una radiografía de la actividad agraria en el Aguilar del s. XVIII. Son objeto de estudio y análisis desde la superficie inculta, las distintas modalidades de sembradura de secano, el olivar, los espacios ocupados por vegetación natural y monte, el viñedo y las tierras regadas. Se dedica igualmente un espacio a la consideración de la actividad ganadera.

  7. Arte, legislación y política en Lima: Siglo XVIII

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    Martha Barriga Tello

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene por objeto establecer las relaciones entre política,legislación y producción artística durante el siglo XVIII en el Virreynatodel Perú. Se establecen, así, tres momentos diferenciados en los que elEstado mostró su preocupación por el patrimonio artístico y la actividadvinculada al arte. El estudio se centra en la legislación local y en la peninsularque normaron esta actividad y en el papel que los agentes relacionadoscon el arte desempeñaron durante ese siglo.

  8. Miguel Francia : arquitecto del siglo XVIII en la gobernación de Orihuela

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    Zamora Gómez, Jose Antonio

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    El siglo XVIII fue especialmente relevante para Orihuela, puesto que, y a pesar de los efectos negativos que la Guerra de Sucesión generó en la zona, supuso un renovado despertar político-económico y socio-cultural; ya que se afianzó la estabilidad estamental, se regeneró la actividad agrícola y se desarrollaron las ideas ilustradas gracias a la ingente labor del estamento eclesiástico, a través de importantes prelados e instituciones como la Universidad y el Seminario. Por lo tanto, con la i...

  9. Herencia de la inmigración francesa desde el siglo XVIII en Alicante

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    2011-01-01

    La onomástica alicantina está plagada de apellidos de origen francés, como Maisonnave, Gaubert, Dupuy, Fourcade, Fresneau, Lamaignere o Bardin, por solo citar unos ejemplos. Resulta interesante, por ello, en el contexto de una publicación sobre la actualidad del siglo XVIII, preguntarse por la procedencia de dichas familias, indagar en las causas que les condujeron a asentarse en Alicante, que varían en relación al momento en que llegaron los fundadores de dichos linajes y concluir con el leg...

  10. Armas en las casas burgalesas del siglo XVIII. Entre la funcionalidad y el exhibicionismo

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    2012-01-01

    En los interiores domésticos del Burgos del siglo XVIII, los inventarios post mortem permiten un análisis intenso de un aspecto bastante desconocido e inquietante de la cultura material, la posesión y usufructo de armas entre la población urbana del Antiguo Régimen. No todas las categorías socioprofesionales y socioeconómicas tenían acceso de la misma manera a las armas de fuego o a las armas «blancas» y su disponibilidad cambia a lo largo de la centuria. ¿Quiénes eran propietarios de armas? ...

  11. Secondary School Mathematics, Chapter 21, Rigid Motions and Vectors, Chapter 22, Computer and Programs. Teacher's Commentary.

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    The teacher's guide for the eleventh unit in this SMSG series covers the chapter on rigid motions and vectors and the chapter on computers and programs. The overall purpose for each of the chapters is described, the prerequisite knowledge needed by students is specified, the mathematical development of each chapter is detailed, behavioral…

  12. Conflictos por el agua en Tepetitlán (Hidalgo, México, siglo XVIII

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    Francisco Luis Jiménez Abollado

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se plantea una aproximación a las luchas por el control y el acceso al agua entre las élites regionales hispanas y criollas y los pueblos de indios de la jurisdicción de Tula, durante el siglo XVIII. Una lucha que, en definitiva, hundía sus raíces en las nuevas perspectivas económicas regionales, provocadas por el descenso de la actividad ganadera. De esta manera, hacia el siglo XVIII la economía regional volteó la mirada hacia el cultivo de granos, sin dejar de lado la cría de ganado para las matanzas. Dentro de este contexto, las élites regionales, antiguas propietarias de grandes hatos de ganado, invirtieronimportantes capitales en la construcción de una infraestructura hidráulica (zanjas, presas, jagüeyes, encaminada al riego de los cultivos. Sin embargo, eran los pueblos indios quienes desde antaño habían controlado una parte importante de los recursos hídricos disponibles, por lo cual la confrontación fue el resultado inevitable del proceso.

  13. El comercio leonés de hilos e hilazas en el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La ciudad de León en la Edad Moderna , siglo XVIII, se convirtió en uno de los centros más importantes de España en la comercialización, a través de sus ferias anuales, del hilo e hilaza que se elaboraba del lino. Esta materia prima textil tenía como núcleos principales de producción y abastecimiento las vegas del norte de la ciudad de León: Torio, Curueño, Porma, Bernesga y Luna. Desde la ciudad de León este hilo e hilaza comercializado, que llegaba a suponer los 26.568 kilos de media anual en los años sesenta, se dirigía a los mercados manchegos, sobre todo al toledano, y al vallisoletano, apoyándose en precios muy competitivos.ABSTRACT: In the XVIII century, León was famous for the production de linen thread. In this city there annual markets where people could rind this material. The linen thread was produced in land along the main valleys: Torio, Curueño, Porma, Bernesga, and it was distributed to a number of different markets: Toledo, Valladolid, Villalón... The clue to this success was its competitive price.

  14. Los incas representados (Lima – siglo XVIII: ¿Supervivencia o renacimiento?

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    Perissat, Karine

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    Full Text Available At the beginning of the 18th Century the indigenous people of Lima were accorded permission to celebrate the Spanish kings in a segregated group. The criollo elites expected them to represent their old kings in the demostrations, thus taking part in the exaltation of the Peruvian history. The descriptions of the limeño festivities, which show that the costumes of the Incas in the masquerades were highly hibridisized and baroque, allow us to analyse the characteristics of the Inca renaissance in the 18th Century. The costume played a basic role in the rehabilitation of the old Peruvian kings in the Colonial society.

    Al principio del siglo XVIII, se les otorgó a los indios de Lima la posibilidad de festejar a los monarcas españoles en grupo aparte. De ellos se esperaba que representasen a sus antiguos monarcas en desfiles o mascaradas y participaran por consiguiente, animados por las elites criollas, en la exaltación de la historia peruana. Fuertemente mestizada y apropiada a los gustos barrocos, la indumentaria de los incas de las mascaradas descrita en las relaciones de fiestas limeñas nos permite analizar las características del renacimiento incaico del siglo XVIII y ver cómo la vestimenta desempañaba un papel fundamental en la rehabilitación de los antiguos monarcas peruanos en la sociedad colonial.

  15. Reformismo cristiano y tolerancia en España a finales del siglo XVIII

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    Domínguez Fernández, Juan Pablo

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    Full Text Available The expansion of the ideal of religious tolerance in 18th century Europe was not the exclusive work of deists or atheists. Many Christians then argued that intolerance was contrary to the Gospel and the spirit of the early centuries of the Church. The censorship of the Inquisition and the absence of religious minorities prevented the discussions on tolerance taking place in countries such as France or Austria from occurring south of the Pyrenees. Even so, Christian arguments in favour of religious freedom appeared, albeit stealthily, in 18th century Spain and were reflected in the texts of some Spanish reformers.La expansión del ideal de tolerancia religiosa en la Europa del siglo XVIII no fue obra exclusiva de deístas o ateos. Muchos cristianos defendieron por entonces que la intolerancia era contraria al Evangelio y al espíritu de los primeros siglos de la Iglesia. La labor censoria de la Inquisición y la ausencia de minorías religiosas impidieron que los debates sobre la tolerancia desarrollados en países como Francia o Austria se reprodujeran al sur de los Pirineos. Aun así, los argumentos cristianos en favor de la libertad religiosa entraron, aunque fuese a hurtadillas, en la España del siglo XVIII y se reflejaron en los textos de algunos reformistas españoles.

  16. The effects of Missouri River mainstem reservoir system operations on 2011 flooding using a Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System model: Chapter K in 2011 Floods of the Central United States

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    Haj, Adel E.; Christiansen, Daniel E.; Viger, Roland J.

    2014-01-01

    In 2011 the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System (Reservoir System) experienced the largest volume of flood waters since the initiation of record-keeping in the nineteenth century. The high levels of runoff from both snowpack and rainfall stressed the Reservoir System’s capacity to control flood waters and caused massive damage and disruption along the river. The flooding and resulting damage along the Missouri River brought increased public attention to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operation of the Reservoir System. To help understand the effects of Reservoir System operation on the 2011 Missouri River flood flows, the U.S. Geological Survey Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System was used to construct a model of the Missouri River Basin to simulate flows at streamgages and dam locations with the effects of Reservoir System operation (regulation) on flow removed. Statistical tests indicate that the Missouri River Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System model is a good fit for high-flow monthly and annual stream flow estimation. A comparison of simulated unregulated flows and measured regulated flows show that regulation greatly reduced spring peak flow events, consolidated two summer peak flow events to one with a markedly decreased magnitude, and maintained higher than normal base flow beyond the end of water year 2011. Further comparison of results indicate that without regulation, flows greater than those measured would have occurred and been sustained for much longer, frequently in excess of 30 days, and flooding associated with high-flow events would have been more severe.

  17. Factores de construcción de la idea de vergüenza en el XVIII

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    2011-01-01

    OBSCENIDAD, VERGÜENZA, TABÚ: CONTORNOS Y RETORNOS DE LO REPRIMIDO ENTRE LOS SIGLOS XVIII Y XIX. XV ENCUENTRO DE LA ILUSTRACIÓN AL ROMANTICISMO: CÁDIZ, AMÉRICA Y EUROPA ANTE LA MODERNIDAD. 1750-1850. Cádiz, 18-20 Mayo 2011.

  18. EDXRF portable system used in the analysis of altars, sculptures and paintings from XVII and XVIII centuries in Brazil

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    Freitas, R.P. [Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); CEFETEQ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Calza, C.; Lopes, R.T., E-mail: ccalza@lin.ufrj.br [Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Santos, R.O. [RG Conservation and Restoration, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    Full text: The preservation of cultural heritage has acquired increasing interest in the last decades and many scientific techniques have been employed to analyze paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, glasses, statues, coins and metal artifacts in order to solve problems related to restoration, conservation, dating and attribution of artworks. There is also an increasing trend for non-destructive investigations since most of the samples are unique and precious objects of art and archaeology. X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) is the most widely used investigative technique in the field of archaeometry, due to a number of favorable analytical characteristics, such as multielemental and non-destructive analysis, high sensitivity and applicability to a wide range of samples. In this work, XRF was used to analyze altars, sculptures and paintings in the Saint Anthony Convent (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The cornerstone of this convent was launched in 1608, by the Franciscan friars, and the construction of the church was finished in 1620. The Saint Anthony sculpture in the main altar is one of the few remaining pieces from the XVII century in Rio de Janeiro. The splendid Baroque carvings of the chapel, covered with integral gilding, in the national Portuguese style, dates from 1716 to 1719. The results obtained during the analyses have been used in the meticulous process of restoration, developed in the last two years, in order to recover the original splendour of this important piece of our cultural heritage. The analyses were carried out with an EDXRF portable system developed in the Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, consisting of an X-ray tube Oxford TF3005 with W anode, operating at 25 kV and 100 {mu}A, and a Si-PIN XR-100CR detector from Amptek. In each sample were obtained several spectra, with an acquisition time of 300 s and a beam collimation of 1.5 and 2 mm. The spectra were analyzed using the software QXAS-AXIL from IAEA. The analysis of the golden carvings of the altars, in

  19. EDXRF portable system used in the analysis of altars, sculptures and paintings from XVII and XVIII centuries in Brazil

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    Full text: The preservation of cultural heritage has acquired increasing interest in the last decades and many scientific techniques have been employed to analyze paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, glasses, statues, coins and metal artifacts in order to solve problems related to restoration, conservation, dating and attribution of artworks. There is also an increasing trend for non-destructive investigations since most of the samples are unique and precious objects of art and archaeology. X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) is the most widely used investigative technique in the field of archaeometry, due to a number of favorable analytical characteristics, such as multielemental and non-destructive analysis, high sensitivity and applicability to a wide range of samples. In this work, XRF was used to analyze altars, sculptures and paintings in the Saint Anthony Convent (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The cornerstone of this convent was launched in 1608, by the Franciscan friars, and the construction of the church was finished in 1620. The Saint Anthony sculpture in the main altar is one of the few remaining pieces from the XVII century in Rio de Janeiro. The splendid Baroque carvings of the chapel, covered with integral gilding, in the national Portuguese style, dates from 1716 to 1719. The results obtained during the analyses have been used in the meticulous process of restoration, developed in the last two years, in order to recover the original splendour of this important piece of our cultural heritage. The analyses were carried out with an EDXRF portable system developed in the Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, consisting of an X-ray tube Oxford TF3005 with W anode, operating at 25 kV and 100 μA, and a Si-PIN XR-100CR detector from Amptek. In each sample were obtained several spectra, with an acquisition time of 300 s and a beam collimation of 1.5 and 2 mm. The spectra were analyzed using the software QXAS-AXIL from IAEA. The analysis of the golden carvings of the altars, in

  20. Chapter 4: Geological Carbon Sequestration

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    Friedmann, J; Herzog, H

    2006-06-14

    Carbon sequestration is the long term isolation of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through physical, chemical, biological, or engineered processes. The largest potential reservoirs for storing carbon are the deep oceans and geological reservoirs in the earth's upper crust. This chapter focuses on geological sequestration because it appears to be the most promising large-scale approach for the 2050 timeframe. It does not discuss ocean or terrestrial sequestration. In order to achieve substantial GHG reductions, geological storage needs to be deployed at a large scale. For example, 1 Gt C/yr (3.6 Gt CO{sub 2}/yr) abatement, requires carbon capture and storage (CCS) from 600 large pulverized coal plants ({approx}1000 MW each) or 3600 injection projects at the scale of Statoil's Sleipner project. At present, global carbon emissions from coal approximate 2.5 Gt C. However, given reasonable economic and demand growth projections in a business-as-usual context, global coal emissions could account for 9 Gt C. These volumes highlight the need to develop rapidly an understanding of typical crustal response to such large projects, and the magnitude of the effort prompts certain concerns regarding implementation, efficiency, and risk of the enterprise. The key questions of subsurface engineering and surface safety associated with carbon sequestration are: (1) Subsurface issues: (a) Is there enough capacity to store CO{sub 2} where needed? (b) Do we understand storage mechanisms well enough? (c) Could we establish a process to certify injection sites with our current level of understanding? (d) Once injected, can we monitor and verify the movement of subsurface CO{sub 2}? (2) Near surface issues: (a) How might the siting of new coal plants be influenced by the distribution of storage sites? (b) What is the probability of CO{sub 2} escaping from injection sites? What are the attendant risks? Can we detect leakage if it occurs? (3) Will surface leakage negate or

  1. Assessment of canyon wall failure process from multibeam bathymetry and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) observations, U.S. Atlantic continental margin: Chapter 10 in Submarine mass movements and their consequences: 7th international symposium part II

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    Chaytor, Jason D.; Demopoulos, Amanda W. J.; Ten Brink, Uri; Baxter, Christopher D. P.; Quattrini, Andrea M.; Brothers, Daniel S.; Lamarche, Geoffroy; Mountjoy, Joshu; Bull, Suzanne; Hubble, Tom; Krastel, Sebastian; Lane, Emily; Micallef, Aaron; Moscardelli, Lorena; Mueller, Christof; Pecher, Ingo; Woelz, Susanne

    2016-01-01

    Over the last few years, canyons along the northern U.S. Atlantic continental margin have been the focus of intensive research examining canyon evolution, submarine geohazards, benthic ecology and deep-sea coral habitat. New high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives in the major shelf-breaching and minor slope canyons, provided the opportunity to investigate the size of, and processes responsible for, canyon wall failures. The canyons cut through thick Late Cretaceous to Recent mixed siliciclastic and carbonate-rich lithologies which impart a primary control on the style of failures observed. Broad-scale canyon morphology across much of the margin can be correlated to the exposed lithology. Near vertical walls, sedimented benches, talus slopes, and canyon floor debris aprons were present in most canyons. The extent of these features depends on canyon wall cohesion and level of internal fracturing, and resistance to biological and chemical erosion. Evidence of brittle failure over different spatial and temporal scales, physical abrasion by downslope moving flows, and bioerosion, in the form of burrows and surficial scrape marks provide insight into the modification processes active in these canyons. The presence of sessile fauna, including long-lived, slow growing corals and sponges, on canyon walls, especially those affected by failure provide a critical, but as yet, poorly understood chronological record of geologic processes within these systems.

  2. Chapter 12: Human microbiome analysis.

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    Full Text Available Humans are essentially sterile during gestation, but during and after birth, every body surface, including the skin, mouth, and gut, becomes host to an enormous variety of microbes, bacterial, archaeal, fungal, and viral. Under normal circumstances, these microbes help us to digest our food and to maintain our immune systems, but dysfunction of the human microbiota has been linked to conditions ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to antibiotic-resistant infections. Modern high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic tools provide a powerful means of understanding the contribution of the human microbiome to health and its potential as a target for therapeutic interventions. This chapter will first discuss the historical origins of microbiome studies and methods for determining the ecological diversity of a microbial community. Next, it will introduce shotgun sequencing technologies such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, the computational challenges and methods associated with these data, and how they enable microbiome analysis. Finally, it will conclude with examples of the functional genomics of the human microbiome and its influences upon health and disease.

  3. Chapter 12: Human microbiome analysis.

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    Morgan, Xochitl C; Huttenhower, Curtis

    2012-01-01

    Humans are essentially sterile during gestation, but during and after birth, every body surface, including the skin, mouth, and gut, becomes host to an enormous variety of microbes, bacterial, archaeal, fungal, and viral. Under normal circumstances, these microbes help us to digest our food and to maintain our immune systems, but dysfunction of the human microbiota has been linked to conditions ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to antibiotic-resistant infections. Modern high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic tools provide a powerful means of understanding the contribution of the human microbiome to health and its potential as a target for therapeutic interventions. This chapter will first discuss the historical origins of microbiome studies and methods for determining the ecological diversity of a microbial community. Next, it will introduce shotgun sequencing technologies such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, the computational challenges and methods associated with these data, and how they enable microbiome analysis. Finally, it will conclude with examples of the functional genomics of the human microbiome and its influences upon health and disease.

  4. Chapter IX: Stress phenomena in landscape

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    This chapter consist of next sub-chapters: (1) Sources of stress phenomena and their reflection in landscape; (2) Impact of stress phenomena on natural resources and human hea; (3) Impact of stress phenomena on landscape. The different types of human activities and natural phenomena affect the environment. They are referred to by the general term of stress phenomena. There are the stress phenomena of natural character (the radon risk, landslides, avalanches, etc.) and anthropogenic phenomena determined or directly provoked by man (air and water pollution, emissions, etc.). They cause different environmental problems: they threaten the ecological and cultural priorities, but above all they threaten human health. National legislation and international conventions concerning the air protection lay down the regular inventory of emission of pollutants to atmosphere. Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU) is responsible for such inventory. It is carried out in co-operation with several specialised institutions under the methodological guidance of the SHMU. The Register of Emissions and Pollution Sources (REZZO) was in operation at SHMU since 1985. It contains the data on emissions of the basic pollutants from stationary sources. This system was replaced by the National Emission Inventory System (NEIS) harmonised with the internationally accepted methodology (CORINAIR, EMEP, IPCC/FCCC). Sources of pollutants emitted to atmosphere are above all energetic and industrial productions, transport, fuel mining and transport, waste disposal and agriculture. Emissions in Slovakia reached their highest level by the end of the 1980's. Their consistent decrease is recorded since the 1990's. The cause of such developments is the overall recession connected with the decline of industrial production and consequently lower demand of the amount of produced energy. Simultaneously, the effects of legal instruments (Act No. 309/1991 of Coll. on protection of air against pollutants (The

  5. Various chapter styles for the memoir class

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    Document showcasing various chapter title page designs either included in the LaTeX memoir class or is easily manually coded.......Document showcasing various chapter title page designs either included in the LaTeX memoir class or is easily manually coded....

  6. Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters. Chapter 10

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    Historically, nuclear medicine has been largely an imaging based specialty, employing such diverse and increasingly sophisticated modalities as rectilinear scanning, (planar) gamma camera imaging, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Non-imaging radiation detection, however, remains an essential component of nuclear medicine. This chapter reviews the operating principles, performance, applications and quality control (QC) of the various non-imaging radiation detection and measurement devices used in nuclear medicine, including survey meters, dose calibrators, well counters, intra-operative probes and organ uptake probes. Related topics, including the basics of radiation detection, statistics of nuclear counting, electronics, generic instrumentation performance parameters and nuclear medicine imaging devices, are reviewed in depth in other chapters of this book

  7. La visión ilustrada de los desastres naturales en Lima durante el siglo XVIII

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    Carlos Guillermo Carcelén Reluz

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    Full Text Available Durante el siglo XVIII, Perú fue afectado por una serie de desastres naturales y epidemias que mermaron tanto la población como la producción agrícola. El artículo analiza tres casos: el período recurrente de frío extremo en los meses de invierno desde 1714 hasta 1720, que posibilitó una gran epidemia que asoló el sur de los Andes; el terremoto de 1746 en Lima, que marcó un hito en la sociedad, debido a la magnitud de su destrucción, y el fenómeno de 'el niño' (o ENSO de 1791 a 1794, uno de los que más daños generó, sobretodo en la costa norte del país.

  8. Mujeres agregadas en el Buenos Aires del siglo XVIII: caridad y solidaridad

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    En la sociedad colonial del Buenos Aires del siglo XVIII, existió una figura con más valor del que se le atribuye tradicionalmente en los estudios sociodemográficos: las mujeres agregadas. En el presente estudio se analiza a estas féminas, así como las redes de “solidaridad de género” que a partir de éstas se tejieron. Para ello, se toma como fuente el padrón que se levantó en la ciudad de Buenos Aires en 1744, pues arroja gran cantidad de información para entender este fenómeno tan complejo....

  9. La visión ilustrada de los desastres naturales en Lima durante el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Durante el siglo XVIII, Perú fue afectado por una serie de desastres naturales y epidemias que mermaron tanto la población como la producción agrícola. El artículo analiza tres casos: el período recurrente de frío extremo en los meses de invierno desde 1714 hasta 1720, que posibilitó una gran epidemia que asoló el sur de los Andes; el terremoto de 1746 en Lima, que marcó un hito en la sociedad, debido a la magnitud de su destrucción, y el fenómeno de ‘el niño’ (o ENSO de 1791 a 1794, uno de los que más daños generó, sobretodo en la costa norte del país.

  10. Chicha, guarapo y presión fiscal en la sociedad colonial del Siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo reúne dos ensayos sobre el aguardiente y la bebidas embriagantes. Se inscribe en el contexto de la aplicación de medidas administrativas y fiscales impulsadas por la Corona Española, en la Península y en América, durante el siglo XVIII. La necesidad de recursos que le permitieran atender tanto las obligaciones propias de la administración de gobierno como las que se derivaban de las acciones bélicas, estimuló la ejecución de una política de libre comercio en el campo económico y, en el campo político, un mayor control estatal.

  11. Petrus Van Musschenbroek y la física experimental del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available The paper deals with the meaning and scope of Eigtheenth-century experimental physics. In particular, it is focused on anlysing the price role played by the different type of experiments considered among the strict experimental physicists. On the other hand, the paper is intended to account for one of the basic principles of these natural philosophers: the rejection of mathematics, especially the geometrical approach to nature.

    El artículo se centra en el estudio del significado y alcance de la física experimental en el siglo XVIII. En particular, se analiza el papel preciso que desempeñaron los diferentes tipos de experimentos planteados dentro de esta concepción de los fenómenos naturales así como la importancia que el rechazo de las matemáticas (en especial la geometría tuvo entre los físicos experimentales en sentido estricto.

  12. Conflictos en torno a la venta de esclavos en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, siglo XVIII

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    Roger Pita Pico

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se centra en el análisis de los conflictos que giraron en torno a las operaciones de compra de esclavos en el nororiente neogranadino durante el siglo XVIII. Legalizaciones aplazadas, ventas desautorizadas, pagos pendientes, esclavos hipotecados y confusiones sobre el estado real del esclavo comercializado fueron situaciones que desataron enconadas disputas y pleitos judiciales que terminaron algunas veces con la declaratoria de redhibitoria, es decir, la anulación del contrato de venta y la devolución del esclavo. En vista de estos antecedentes, y con un ánimo preventivo, los negociantes se aseguraron de fijar en las escrituras de compraventa ciertas garantías o aclaraciones para no verse involucrados en tales litigios.

  13. Sospechas de sospechas, de sospechas: memorial de un militar ilustrado a finales del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza el amplio corpus legal citado en un Memorial destinado al rey, escrito por un militar ilustrado de finales del siglo XVIII, cuyo objetivo es reclamar por la persecución de algunos criollos sospechosos de colaborar con la rebelión de Túpac Amaru. Se trata de detectar las múltiples líneas de conflictos que atravesaban la sociedad peruana después de las grandes rebeliones indígenas. El análisis se apoya en la nueva historia del derecho, que adopta principios de la antropología política y simbólica, donde se conjugan el análisis institucional y la manipulación de la jurisprudencia por parte de actores que buscaban solucionar sus problemas.

  14. Chapter 17: Estimating Net Savings: Common Practices

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    This chapter focuses on the methods used to estimate net energy savings in evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) studies for energy efficiency (EE) programs. The chapter provides a definition of net savings, which remains an unsettled topic both within the EE evaluation community and across the broader public policy evaluation community, particularly in the context of attribution of savings to particular program. The chapter differs from the measure-specific Uniform Methods Project (UMP) chapters in both its approach and work product. Unlike other UMP resources that provide recommended protocols for determining gross energy savings, this chapter describes and compares the current industry practices for determining net energy savings, but does not prescribe particular methods.

  15. Chapter 6: CPV Tracking and Trackers

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    This chapter explains the functional requirements of a concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) sun tracker. It derives the design specifications of a CPV tracker. The chapter presents taxonomy of trackers describing the most common tracking architectures, based on the number of axes, their relative position, and the foundation and placing of tracking drives. It deals with the structural issues related to tracker design, mainly related to structural flexure and its impact on the system's acceptance angle. The chapter analyzes the auto-calibrated sun tracking control, by describing the state of the art and its development background. It explores the sun tracking accuracy measurement with a practical example. The chapter discusses tracker manufacturing and tracker field works. It reviews survey of different types of tracker designs obtained from different manufacturers. Finally, the chapter deals with IEC62817, the technical standard developed for CPV sun trackers.

  16. Childhood and its Age Limits in Society of Getmanat in the XVIII Century

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    Full Text Available This article will talk about the child in society of Hetman – the autonomous entity within the Russian Empire, which was rapidly losing the remnants of autonomy in the second half of the XVIII century, subjecting to the desire of the center to modernize and unify its border territory. Such interaction of traditions and innovations influenced the public's worldview and determined the attitude to the family, marriage, child. These topics are still relatively poorly studied in the Ukrainian material, particularly the problems of childhood. The studies of actually "little man" in Ukraine of XVIII century are made virtually from a clean slate and at the beginning it is necessary to determine whom society is considered as a child, and also when the childhood is ended. This issue is harder than it seems at first glance, because the society of Hetmanate in relation to children was guided by the stratagem of folk traditions, religious norms, the "old" law (the Lithuanian Statute, the Magdeburg right and sachsenspiegel inherited from the Commonwealth and the "new" laws of the Russian Empire. They determined the age of adulthood in different ways, when the individual became a child and was no longer to be, as well as the criteria of those age limits. It is important that the legal mechanisms of age-identification included in the action in the case of judicial proceedings, property disputes, marital conflicts. On a daily level, the perception of childhood and maturity depended on the combination of external features of an individual (body type, facial features, etc., conduct, and perform social roles. A huge role is played the institution of marriage, act of which was probably the most important and revealing marker of the fact that the kid finally became an adult.

  17. El sistema beneficial en la España del siglo XVIII. Pervivencias y cambios

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Al estudiar el clero secular lo primero que se observa es la importancia que tiene el sistema beneficial en la Iglesia de la época moderna, pues en función del beneficio eclesiástico el clero se jerarquiza y se diferencia, tanto por su cargo como por su condición económica y social. Ante la amplia gama de elementos derivables del estudio de los beneficios eclesiásticos, en el presente trabajo me limito a ofrecer una panorámica general del sistema beneficial en la España del siglo XVIII; es decir, a describir el beneficio eclesiástico y el derecho de presentación, así como su tipología y forma de acceso, para terminar con unas palabras sobre la reforma beneficial que la administración ilustrada proyecta en la segunda mitad del siglo.ABSTRACT: When we start the study of the secular clergy, the first thing we consider is the importance of the beneficial system referred to the Church of the enlightenment age, but on account of the ecclesiastic benefit clergy is distinguished and organized into higher ranks or degrees, as to its ministry and economic and social status. Due to the wide range of elements from the study of the ecclesiastic benefits, at the present written work I try to show a general view of the beneficial system in Spain in the XVIII century; and thus to describe the ecclesiastic benefit and the right of presentation; and also its typology and way of access and to finish with some words concerning the beneficial reform which is arranged in the second half of the century by the enlightened administration.

  18. VARIACIONES MONETARIAS, IMPULSO URBANO Y SALARIOS EN SANTIAGO EN LA SEGUNDA MITAD DEL SIGLO XVIII

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    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es demostrar que en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, en Santiago de Chile, la circulación monetaria fue mucho más activa de lo que hasta ahora se ha aceptado. Con este propósito se han revisado los niveles de acuñación, especialmente los de moneda menuda, porque esta era la que circulaba en los mercados cotidianamente y se usaba para fijar los precios de los comestibles, así como para pagar los jornales de los trabajadores en la ciudad de Santiago a fines del siglo XVIII y comienzos del siglo XIX. Esto quiere decir que la gente común conocía el dinero y lo utilizaba para pagar sus transacciones cotidianas, lo que a su vez implicaría que la economía chilena estaba creciendo y conformando un mercado con sus propias características.The object of this article is to illustrate that during the second half of the eighteenth century monetary circulation was much more active in Santiago than had been previously thought. To that end minting levels have been analyzed especially the volume of small change as this was the currency that circulated in the daily market and was used to fix the price of foodstuffs as well as to pay daily wages in the city of Santiago during the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth century. This means that common people knew about and used money in their daily transactions and also implies that the Chilean economy was growing and forming a market of its own.

  19. Chapter 13. Exploring Use of the Reserved Core

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    Holmen, John [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). SCI Inst. and School of Computing; Humphrey, Alan [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). SCI Inst. and School of Computing; Berzins, Martin [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). SCI Inst. and School of Computing

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    In this chapter, we illustrate benefits of thinking in terms of thread management techniques when using a centralized scheduler model along with interoperability of MPI and PThread. This is facilitated through an exploration of thread placement strategies for an algorithm modeling radiative heat transfer with special attention to the 61st core. This algorithm plays a key role within the Uintah Computational Framework (UCF) and current efforts taking place at the University of Utah to model next-generation, large-scale clean coal boilers. In such simulations, this algorithm models the dominant form of heat transfer and consumes a large portion of compute time. Exemplified by a real-world example, this chapter presents our early efforts in porting a key portion of a scalability-centric codebase to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. Specifically, this chapter presents results from our experiments profiling the native execution of a reverse Monte-Carlo ray tracing-based radiation model on a single coprocessor. These results demonstrate that our fastest run configurations utilized the 61st core and that performance was not profoundly impacted when explicitly oversubscribing the coprocessor operating system thread. Additionally, this chapter presents a portion of radiation model source code, a MIC-centric UCF cross-compilation example, and less conventional thread management technique for developers utilizing the PThreads threading model.

  20. Operating systems

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    Operating Systems deals with the fundamental concepts and principles that govern the behavior of operating systems. Many issues regarding the structure of operating systems, including the problems of managing processes, processors, and memory, are examined. Various aspects of operating systems are also discussed, from input-output and files to security, protection, reliability, design methods, performance evaluation, and implementation methods.Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of what constitutes an operating system, followed by a discussion on the definition and pr

  1. El cuento en el siglo XVIII: una propuesta para el rescate y estudio de un género olvidado

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    Marieta CANTOS CASENAVE

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este trabajo pretendo mostrar de qué manera el cuento del siglo XVIII se puede encontrar al rastrear en los periódicos, colecciones narrativas, misceláneas y libros de entretenimiento, y de qué manera este cuento tuvo que servir necesariamente de puente al nacimiento del cuento como género literario moderno en el siglo XVIII.ABSTRACT: In this article I try to show how the eighteenth-century short story can be found when we exam the eighteenth-century newspapers, miscellany and pleasant literature, and how this short story was in the origin of the modern literary genre.

  2. Letras ramistas e variação vocálica no século XVIII

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    Paula Held Lombardi

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo o estudo de algumas ocorrências grafemáticas de letras ramistas e de variação fonética no século XVIII. Analisa os dados e aponta para critérios que oscilam entre influência da oralidade, da etimologia e da pseudo-etimologia na grafia da época.

  3. The girl from the Church of the Sacrament: a case of congenital syphilis in XVIII century Lisbon

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    Sheila Mendonça de Souza

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Syphilis is a sexually or congenitally transmitted infectious disease with an impact on the health of human populations that has undergone important cycles in different countries and periods of history. Its presence was first diagnosed in Europe in the late XIV century. In Portugal, although there are various written records of the infection in the last centuries, there are rare references to it in archeological findings (mummified bodies are also rare in Portugal. The current study describes a probable case of congenital syphilis in an 18-month-old girl buried in the Church of the Sacrament in Lisbon. Her body, dating to the XVIII century, was found mummified together with dozens of others, still not studied. Symmetrical periostitis of the long bones, osteitis, metaphyseal lesions, left knee articular, and epiphyseal destruction, and a rarefied lesion with a radiological appearance compatible with Wimberger's sign all point to a diagnosis of congenital syphilis. The diagnosis of this severe form of the infection, possibly related to the cause of death in this upper-class girl, calls attention to the disease's presence in XVIII century Lisbon and is consistent with the intense mobilization at the time in relation to the risks posed by so-called heredosyphilis. It is the first case of congenital syphilis in a child reported in archeological findings in Portugal, and can be correlated with other cases in skeletons of adults buried in cemeteries in Lisbon (in the XVI to XVIII centuries and Coimbra (XIX century. Finally, this finding highlights the need to study the entire series of mummified bodies in the Church of the Sacrament in order to compare the paleopathological findings and existing historical documents on syphilis, so as to expand the paleoepidemiological knowledge of this infection in XVIII century Lisbon.

  4. Chapter 16: Retrocommissioning Evaluation Protocol

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    Tiessen, A.

    2014-09-01

    Retrocommissioning (RCx) is a systematic process for optimizing energy performance in existing buildings. It specifically focuses on improving the control of energy-using equipment (e.g., heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and lighting) and typically does not involve equipment replacement. Field results have shown proper RCx can achieve energy savings ranging from 5% to 20%, with a typical payback of 2 years or less. A study conducted on behalf of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analyzed data from 11 utilities operating RCx programs across the United States. The dataset included 122 RCx projects and more than 950 RCx measures.

  5. How to write a medical book chapter?

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    Kendirci, Muammer

    2013-09-01

    Invited medical book chapters are usually requested by editors from experienced authors who have made significant contributions to the literature in certain fields requested by an editor from an experienced. Before the start of the writing process a consensus should be established between the editor and the author with regard to the title, deadline, specific instructions and content of the manuscript. Certain issues concerning a chapter can be negotiated by the parties beforehand, but some issues cannot. As writing a medical book chapter is seen as an honor in its own right, the assignment needs to be treated with sincerity by elucidating the topic in detail, and maximal effort should be made to keep in mind that the chapter will reach a large target audience. The purpose of this review article is to provide guidance to residents and junior specialists in the field of urology to improve their writing skills. PMID:26328134

  6. Chapter 42. Waterborne and Foodborne Parasites

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    This chapter identifies the most prominent parasites in North America that are acquired through contaminated food and water including protozoa (Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, Entamoeba, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cystoisospora, Cyclospora, Toxoplasma, and Balantidium), nematodes (Trichinella, Angiostrongyl...

  7. Chapter 17. Engineering cost analysis

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    Higbee, Charles V.

    1998-01-01

    In the early 1970s, life cycle costing (LCC) was adopted by the federal government. LCC is a method of evaluating all the costs associated with acquisition, construction and operation of a project. LCC was designed to minimize costs of major projects, not only in consideration of acquisition and construction, but especially to emphasize the reduction of operation and maintenance costs during the project life. Authors of engineering economics texts have been very reluctant and painfully slow to explain and deal with LCC. Many authors devote less than one page to the subject. The reason for this is that LCC has several major drawbacks. The first of these is that costs over the life of the project must be estimated based on some forecast, and forecasts have proven to be highly variable and frequently inaccurate. The second problem with LCC is that some life span must be selected over which to evaluate the project, and many projects, especially renewable energy projects, are expected to have an unlimited life (they are expected to live for ever). The longer the life cycle, the more inaccurate annual costs become because of the inability to forecast accurately.

  8. Censura y prensa periódica a finales del siglo XVIII: El caso del Semanario erudito (1787-1791

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    Sutherland, Madeline

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available How did censorship operate in Spain in the last decades of the eighteenth century? This article considers one periodical—the Semanario Erudito—as a case study. Extant correspondence between the editor (Antonio Valladares de Sotomayor, the Consejo de Castilla, and the censors (primarily Ignacio López de Ayala and Santos Díez González allow us to view the censorship process and the attitudes of the participants in the process. After introducing Valladares and reviewing the laws that regulated the printing of periodicals, we examine requests for printing licenses made by the editor and the justifications of the censors and the Consejo for their decisions. While the censors and the Consejo sought to maintain ideological and legal control over what was published, the correspondence shows that they were also interested in making important, useful documents available to the reading public and in insuring that what was printed was correct and accurate.¿Cómo operaba la censura periodística en España en las últimas décadas del siglo XVIII? Este trabajo considera el caso de un periódico en particular, el Semanario Erudito. La correspondencia existente entre el editor (Antonio Valladares de Sotomayor, el Consejo de Castilla, y los censores (principalmente Ignacio López de Ayala y Santos Díez González nos permite ver el proceso censorio y las actitudes de los participantes en el proceso. Tras describir las actividades editoras de Valladares y repasar las leyes que regulaban la imprenta de periódicos, se examinan las peticiones del editor y las justificaciones de los censores y el Consejo con respecto a sus decisiones. La correspondencia nos permite concluir que mientras los censores y el Consejo se interesaban en ejercer un control ideológico y jurídico sobre lo que se publicaba, les importaba también hacer posible la publicación de documentos importantes o útiles y asegurar la calidad de ellos haciendo correcciones y exigiendo precisi

  9. Where Social and Professional Networking Meet: The Virtual Association Chapter

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    Online Capella University wanted to sponsor an International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) chapter. Using social networking platforms, a new type of chapter was designed. The virtual chapter breaks new ground on more than the chapter's platform; it is also the first university-sponsored chapter and has a unique approach to…

  10. Volume 3 Chapter 6: Transformation paths

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    There is little doubt that the currently observed patterns of climate change are predominantly caused by human activity (Volume 1, Chapter 1). This chapter addresses the challenge of stabilizing climate change at 2 degrees C and particularly focuses on the questions which mitigation and adaptation measures in Austria can contribute to achieve this goal. Additionally, a number of desirable co-benefits pertaining to socio-ecological transformation leading towards limiting climate change are ana...

  11. Spacecraft operations

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    The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations are divided into preparation including management aspects, execution and planning. Deep space missions and space robotic operations are included as special cases. The book is based on a course held at the German Space Operation Center (GSOC).

  12. Un patronazgo en conflicto. La Virgen de Peña Sacra y su cofradía de Madrid (siglos XVII-XVIII

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    Full Text Available The autor analyzes the aims of a 18th-century brotherhood in Madrid in promoting the cult to an image of Mary of Manzanares el Real, Madrid. This brotherhood, which incorporated and formed part of a specific and plural religious geography, operated in association with two convents of Madrid —Trinidad Calzada and San Felipe el Real— to legitimize the cult. By means of a self-serving campaign of control, the brotherhood destroyed, over decades, any element which could overshadow the cult in every aspect and type of ritual related to celebrations in the honor of Mary: a process that led to the complete manipulation of these celebrations.Se analizan las pretensiones de una cofradía madrileña del siglo XVIII de rendir culto a una imagen mañana venerada en Manzanares el Real (Madrid. Insertada en una geografía religiosa variada y plural, esta cofradía mantuvo contactos con dos conventos madrileños, la Trinidad Calzada y san Felipe el Real, para legitimar su culto. Bajo una interesada campaña de control, consiguió, durante muchos años, eliminar cualquier elemento que pudiera hacerle sombra en todos los modos rituales de la festividad de la Virgen, hasta llegar a su manipulación completa.

  13. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  14. Notas sobre la ebanistería madrileña en el siglo XVIII

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    Aguiló Alonso, María Paz

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    Full Text Available By pointing out the increasing importance of English furniture in Madrid in the first half of the 18th century, the author questions the widespread belief that Spanish furniture was under French influence at the time because of the advent of the Bourbons. In addition, the author calls attention to the most salient aspects of the union activity of cabinetmakers and joiners, such as membership of these artisans in a joint labor organization, their strategies to promote their craft as well as the union, the methods of examination used (with pieces selected beforehand and the important role played by cabinetmakers in value assessments of property, both for deeds of dowry and for postmortem inventories. The author's sources are documents found in the Archivo de Protocolos de Madrid which date to the years between 1740 through 1760. These documents significantly add new Information to the evidence already known about the activities of Madrid's woodwork craftsmen in the 18th century.

    Ante la idea generalizada de la influencia francesa en el mobiliario español con el advenimiento de los Borbones, se intenta apuntar la importancia creciente del mobiliario inglés en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII, al mismo tiempo que dar a conocer el mecanismo de las diversas actuaciones corporativas, desde la reunión en un solo gremio de ebanistas y ensambladores de nogal, su actividad para ejercer con mayor fortaleza su presencia en los foros ciudadanos, el sistema de exámenes con sus piezas determinadas de antemano hasta la importancia de los ebanistas en las labores de tasación, tanto en cartas de dote como en inventarios post mortem. Esta serie de documentos hallados en el Archivo Histórico de Protocolos de Madrid, relativos a las décadas de 1740-1760, sumándose a los ya publicados, irán completando el conocimiento sobre los ebanistas y ensambladores madrileños del siglo XVIII.

  15. Los alcaldes mayores del Corregimiento de Lérida en el siglo XVIII

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    Rafael CERRO NARGÁNEZ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Articulado por Felipe V en el Decreto de Nueva Planta de 1716, el corregimiento de Lérida se convirtió en uno de los más extensos de Cataluña durante toda la centuria, integrándose en él las antiguas veguerías, no sólo de Lérida, sino también de Balaguer y Tárrega, ambas capitales de alcaldía. En consecuencia, nuestro objetivo en este artículo ha sido estudiar el perfil sociológico y profesional de estos alcaldes mayores o tenientes de corregidor para el período comprendido entre 1720 —fecha de su entrada en servicio— y 1808; año éste en que con la invasión napoleónica se puso fin, cronológicamente, al Antiguo Régimen. Con ello hemos pretendido saldar una deuda historiográfica que había relegado los estudios monográficos sobre estos letrados al olvido, ensombrecidos por los corregidores-gobernadores militares; superiores suyos, a los que asesoraban en materia de justicia ordinaria civil y criminal y presidían los cabildos durante sus ausencias. En definitiva, conocer mejor estos oficiales reales a través de los individuos que sirvieron estas varas, ya que jugaron un papel importante en la dministración catalana de justicia del siglo XVIII, algunos de cuyos fundamentos siguen estando vigentes hoy en día.ABSTRACT: Articulate by Philip V in the Decree of the Nueva Planta, the corregimiento of Lérida is converted in one of the more extensive of Catalonia during the century, integrating with it the juridical district —veguerías antiques— not only of Lérida but too Balaguer and Tárrega, both capitals of alcaldía. In consequent our objective in this article was study the sociological profile and professional of the alcaldes mayores or lieutemants of corregidor, between 1720 —date of the begun service— and 1808, year of the napoleonic invasion in that finished the Antique Regime. With it we seek settle an historiografhic debt that forgot monografhicals studies from this lawyer, grow dark by the

  16. Structured decision making: Chapter 5

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    Runge, Michael C.; Grand, James B.; Mitchell, Michael S.; Krausman, Paul R.; Cain, James W. III

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    Wildlife management is a decision-focused discipline. It needs to integrate traditional wildlife science and social science to identify actions that are most likely to achieve the array of desires society has surrounding wildlife populations. Decision science, a vast field with roots in economics, operations research, and psychology, offers a rich set of tools to help wildlife managers frame, decompose, analyze, and synthesize their decisions. The nature of wildlife management as a decision science has been recognized since the inception of the field, but formal methods of decision analysis have been underused. There is tremendous potential for wildlife management to grow further through the use of formal decision analysis. First, the wildlife science and human dimensions of wildlife disciplines can be readily integrated. Second, decisions can become more efficient. Third, decisions makers can communicate more clearly with stakeholders and the public. Fourth, good, intuitive wildlife managers, by explicitly examining how they make decisions, can translate their art into a science that is readily used by the next generation.

  17. (Una visión del medioambiente en los siglos XV al XVIII

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    José Ojeda Nieto

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Entre los siglos XV y XVIII los oriolanos persiguieron a lobos y pájaros. Buscaban el exterminio del predador para acabar con los desmanes en los rebaños de ganado y con el temor ancestral, revivido constantemente en cuentos y leyendas. Mataban pájaros porque su proliferación reducía las cosechas. Se trataba de controlar, cuando no eliminar, unos competidores desleales. A la historia del medioambiente le corresponde señalar no solo los fenómenos de transformación y degradación del espacio, también la relación antrópica con las demás especies. La relación hombre-lobos y pájaros, y aún las ratas, en la Orihuela de los siglos señalados, constituye un modelo de análisis que compete también al campo de las ciencias humanas.

  18. SOME ASPECTS OF AVAR KHANS POLICY BY RUSSIA (XVIII - BEG. XIX

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    Gulnara A. OMAROVA

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    Full Text Available The subject of our study is the policy of the Avar Khans towards Russia in XVIII XIX centuries. Most researchers believe that the Avar Khans State was always interested in close relations with the powerful nation, pursued a policy of deepening relations and, almost always, been loyal to Russia. This can be seen in the period of open confrontation Highlanders during the Caucasian War. Of course, such a policy could not lead to conflicts between the Avar Khan State and its nearest neighbors, causing the latter to exercise intolerance such loyalty to Russia. All of these issues are covered with the involvement of the literary and archival materials. Thus, based on the analysis of sources, the author establishes that the manifestation of the desire of the Avar Khan State, which occupies an isolated position in relation to other feudal lords, the establishment of a strong alliance with Russia is always determined by the desire Khans have Russia as a strong and reliable ally than to amass it in as an enemy. On the basis of archival sources, we can state the fact that Russia, in turn, highly valued the loyalty of Khan's house and noted it all sorts of honors. 

  19. La limpieza de sangre en el Colegio de Abogados de Caracas a finales del siglo XVIII

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    Ángel Rafael Almarza Villalobos

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El discurso de la limpieza de sangre es esencial para la comprensión de los valores de las sociedades hispanas de la época colonial. En este artículo se muestra cómo un discurso originado en el continente europeo pasó a ser la base del sistema de estratificación social en el nuevo orden colonial y se analiza el impacto de la transferencia de ideas desde España a las sociedades coloniales, a partir del estudio del Colegio de Abogados de Caracas. El concepto de limpieza de sangre en la provincia de Caracas fue distinto del establecido en la metrópolis. En estas tierras, la limpieza de sangre fue preocupación de todos los grupos sociales que conformaban la provincia durante el siglo XVIII y elemento fundamental para que la élite criolla mantuviera el control de las instituciones civiles y eclesiásticas.

  20. El cielo y el infierno en el imaginario español del siglo XVIII

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    Cinta CANTERLA GONZÁLEZ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La creencia en la existencia de un Juicio posterior a la muerte cuya sentencia ha de conducir al individuo al Cielo o al Infierno –o bien, al estadio intermedio del Purgatorio– sigue estando presente en la sociedad española del siglo XVIII tanto, como medio de control social que como fuente de representaciones imaginativas. Esta última dualidad explica muchos rasgos de las pautas existenciales –presentes por igual en la vida cotidiana, la pintura, la literatura o la crítica social– del carácter ilustrado, así como del prerromántico.ABSTRACT: The belief in the existence of a Judgement wich sentence will lead the person after death to Heaven or Hell (or to the intermediate Stage of the Purgatory, is still being present in the spanish society of the XVIIIth century, so much as a way of social control, as a source of the imaginative representations. These last duality explain many characteristics of the existencial paterns of the enlightened and preromantic character, present equaly in the everiday life, the pinture, the literature and the social criticism.

  1. Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Cu XVIII

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    We have performed large-scale CIV3 (Configuration Interaction Version 3) calculations of excitation energies from ground states for 141 fine-structure levels as well as of oscillator strengths and radiative decay rates for all electric-dipole-allowed and intercombination transitions among the levels of the (1s22s22p6) 3l2, 3l3l' and 3l4l configurations of Cu XVIII. These states are represented by very extensive configuration-interaction (CI) wavefunctions obtained using the CIV3 computer code of Hibbert. The important relativistic effects are included through the Breit-Pauli approximation. In order to keep our calculated energy splittings as close as possible to the experimental values, we have made small adjustments to the diagonal elements of the Hamiltonian matrices. Since mixing among several fine-structure levels is found to be very strong, it becomes difficult to identify these uniquely. Our excitation energies, including their ordering, are in excellent agreement (better than 1.0%) with the available experimental results. From our calculated radiative decay rates, we have also calculated radiative lifetimes of the fine-structure levels. Our calculated oscillator strengths and radiative decay rates are found to be in good agreement with other theoretical results, while the lifetimes agree very well with the experimental values (wherever available). In this calculation, we also predict new data for several fine-structure levels where no other theoretical and experimental results are available.

  2. Alianzas y traiciones en la pampa rioplatense durante el siglo XVIII

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    Gabriel Taruselli

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como escenario la región pampeana del Río de la Plata durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. En 1770 fue arrestado allí un indio llamado Flamenco. Remitido a la cárcel de Buenos Aires, el gobernador Vértiz dispuso inmediatamente una serie de diligencias para saber qué hacer con él. El expediente que entonces se formó contiene la opinión de los principales personajes de la campaña bonaerense y la declaración del propio Flamenco. Su análisis nos permite describir el mundo rural colonial rioplatense y las estrategias desplegadas por los españoles para controlar un territorio donde grupos indígenas mantuvieron su autonomía hasta mediados del siglo XIX. Para ampliar la información se relevaron fuentes documentales éditas e inéditas, conservadas en el Archivo General de la Nación, Argentina.

  3. Armas en las casas burgalesas del siglo XVIII. Entre la funcionalidad y el exhibicionismo

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    Francisco José SANZ DE LA HIGUERA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En los interiores domésticos del Burgos del siglo XVIII, los inventarios post mortem permiten un análisis intenso de un aspecto bastante desconocido e inquietante de la cultura material, la posesión y usufructo de armas entre la población urbana del Antiguo Régimen. No todas las categorías socioprofesionales y socioeconómicas tenían acceso de la misma manera a las armas de fuego o a las armas «blancas» y su disponibilidad cambia a lo largo de la centuria. ¿Quiénes eran propietarios de armas? ¿Cuál era su peso relativo sobre el volumen de sus fortunas? ¿A qué responde su aparición en las viviendas? ¿Protección personal y doméstica, exigencias profesionales, exhibicionismo en la jerarquía social y boato, necesidad cinegética? ¿Qué grado de permeabilidad y penetración conocieron las armas a lo largo del Setecientos?

  4. "La ciencia de los ingenieros..." en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Galindo Díaz, Jorge

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available In Paris was published, in 1729, sign ed by some different authors, a book known as the first great modern engineering treatise. "La Science des Ingénieurs...", signed by Bernard Forest de Belidor, a french man of catalan origin, mathematics teacher in La Fére Artillery School, member as well of the Scientific Societies of London and Prussia and a correspondent of the Paris Royal Academy of Sciences. In this book we will appreciate a firm direction change in two fundamental aspects of the technical culture of actual engineers: the way to dimension structures, starting from the numerical procedures and the organization of the processes in construction works In the following pages I want to introduce you into the contents of this treatise in its original version and in its castiílan particular translation. But, before this, I have also to explain the teatrise role in the disociation of two professions that, till this time. have share attitudes and competitivines: architecture and engineering, such as they were understood in the Renaissance distant years where the durability, stability and solidity of a building, watever it was, was preceded by a perfect execution, by the use of appropriated materials, and where the different parts were measured following a general plan of whole proportions and the search of balance elements. We will see how -based on the science of these XVIII century engineers- all those principies have to be explained through the nature of the algebraical reasons, the mechanical knowledge and the abstract understanding of the structural elements. It is worthwhile to point out that this work is a part of a much more important investigation concerning the transformations of the technical knowledge concerning engineering and architecture between XVI and XVIII centuries, as well in Europe as in America, insisting on the role played by the academies and schools, in one or the other ocean side.En 1729 aparece publicado en París el

  5. Excavaciones en el Tíber durante los siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Full Text Available Since the Renaissance, the Tiber River has been the object of the most unusual archaeological quests, driven mainly by fantastic medieval lore. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the excavations on the river intensified and were epitomized by the scientific atmosphere of the Enlightenment, even tough they resulted in little archaeological worth. In 1819, even the Spanish monarch Fernando VII almost became a Shareholder in one of these archaeological companies. After the Italian unification, many finds were discovered in the works done along the Tiber's urban region, of wich many are now in the Museo Nazionale Romano.Desde el Renacimiento el Tiber ha sido objeto de las más peregrinas búsquedas arqueológicas, emprendidas habitualmente sobre la base de fantásticos relatos medievales. En los siglos XVIII y XIX las excavaciones en el río se intensificaron y se dotaron del cientificismo propio de la Ilustración, siendo no obstante el fruto de estos trabajos muy escaso; en 1819, incluso el propio monarca español Fernando VII estuvo a punto de convertirse en accionista de una de estas empresas arqueológicas. Tras la Unificación italiana, las obras de estructuración del curso urbano del Tiber propiciaron finalmente numerosos hallazgos, muchos de los cuales se conservan en el Museo Nazionale Romano.

  6. La inmigración extranjera a Ferrol durante el s. XVIII

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    Martín García, Alfredo

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    Full Text Available The town of Ferrol experienced an important demographic increase during the second half of 18th century, thanks to the erection of the new crown arsenals in its port. The prospects opened up by this new situation, lead to the arrival of an important number of foreigners, highlighting the British, French, Italian and Portuguese contribution. The British attained an important role in the organization of the arsenals and the French held a privileged position in the town's commerce.

    La villa de Ferrol experimentó, en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, un importante crecimiento demográfico, merced a la erección en su puerto de los nuevos arsenales de la Corona. Las expectativas abiertas por esta novedosa situación, provocaron la llegada de un importante número de extranjeros, destacando la aportación británica, francesa, italiana y portuguesa. De entre ellos, los británicos adquirieron un notable papel en el organigrama de los arsenales y los franceses, ocuparon una posición privilegiada en el comercio de la villa.

  7. Prácticas de sociabilidad. Salones y espacio público en el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Este artículo estudia el papel desempeñado por las mujeres en la sociabilidad cultural del siglo XVIII francés, situándose en el marco del debate abierto en la historiografía, en particular norteamericana, en torno a la exclusión de las mujeres de la ciudadanía durante la Revolución y a las funciones que ejercieron en la vida política del Antiguo Régimen. A partir del análisis de los salones del siglo xvm, propone construir otra cronología, menos lineal, de la exclusión de las mujeres del espacio público de la crítica y de la política.ABSTRACT: This essay studies the role of women in eighteenth-century cultural sociability, in the framework of the debate on the issues of their exclusion from citizenship during the French Revolution and their functions in Ancien régime political life. On the base of analysis of the nature and roles of eighteenth- century salons, it proposes a less simplistic account of women's exclusion from the public sphere of intellectual debate and politics.

  8. Chapter 10: CPV Multijunction Solar Cell Characterization

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    Characterization of solar cells can be divided into two types: the first is measurement of electrooptical semiconductor device parameters, and the second is determination of electrical conversion efficiency. This chapter reviews the multijunction concepts that are necessary for understanding Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cell characterization techniques, and describes how CPV efficiency is defined and used. For any I-V measurement of a multijunction cell, the sun simulator spectrum has to be adjusted in a way that all junctions generate the same photocurrent ratios with respect to each other as under reference conditions. The chapter discusses several procedures for spectral irradiance adjustments of solar simulators, essential for multijunction measurements. It overviews the light sources and optics commonly used in simulators for CPV cells under concentration. Finally, the chapter talks about the cell area, quantum efficiency (QE), and current-voltage (I-V) curve measurements that are needed to characterize cells as a function of irradiance.

  9. Secondary School Mathematics, Chapter 21, Rigid Motions and Vectors, Chapter 22, Computers and Programs. Student's Text.

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    Transformation geometry topics are covered in one chapter of Unit 11 of this SMSG series. Work with translations, reflections, rotations, and composition of motions is included; vectors are briefly discussed. The chapter on computers and programming deals with recent history and uses of of the computer, organization of a digital computer, an…

  10. Chapter 12: spatial or area repellents

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    Spatial repellents a three-dimensional zone of protection around a host from attacks by biting arthropods. This chapter reviews current knowledge and outlines future directions for utilization of spatial repellents. Current knowledge includes the kinds of products, both active and passive devices,...

  11. Workplace innovation in the Netherlands: chapter 8

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    Social innovation of work and employment is a prerequisite to achieve the EU2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It covers labor market innovation on societal level and workplace innovation on organizational level. This chapter focuses on the latter. Workplace innovations are

  12. Chapter 8: Youth, Technology, and Media Cultures

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    2006-01-01

    This chapter begins with a scenario contrasting two seemingly different images of child and media from before and after the "digital revolution." The author argues that there is much greater continuity in how this relationship has been conceptualized over the period than is commonly imagined. While not offering a comprehensive study of recent…

  13. Molecular Analysis of Collagen XVIII Reveals Novel Mutations, Presence of a Third Isoform, and Possible Genetic Heterogeneity in Knobloch Syndrome

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    Suzuki, O. T.; Sertié, A. L.; Der Kaloustian, V. M.; Kok, F.; Carpenter, M.; Murray, J.; Czeizel, A. E.; Kliemann, S. E.; Rosemberg, S.; Monteiro, M.; Olsen, B. R.; Passos-Bueno, M. R.

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    Knobloch syndrome (KS) is a rare disease characterized by severe ocular alterations, including vitreoretinal degeneration associated with retinal detachment and occipital scalp defect. The responsible gene, COL18A1, has been mapped to 21q22.3, and, on the basis of the analysis of one family, we have demonstrated that a mutation affecting only one of the three COL18A1 isoforms causes this phenotype. We report here the results of the screening of both the entire coding region and the exon-intron boundaries of the COL18A1 gene (which includes 43 exons), in eight unrelated patients with KS. Besides 20 polymorphic changes, we identified 6 different pathogenic changes in both alleles of five unrelated patients with KS (three compound heterozygotes and two homozygotes). All are truncating mutations leading to deficiency of one or all collagen XVIII isoforms and endostatin. We have verified that, in exon 41, the deletion c3514-3515delCT, found in three unrelated alleles, is embedded in different haplotypes, suggesting that this mutation has occurred more than once. In addition, our results provide evidence of nonallelic genetic heterogeneity in KS. We also show that the longest human isoform (NC11-728) is expressed in several tissues (including the human eye) and that lack of either the short variant or all of the collagen XVIII isoforms causes similar phenotypes but that those patients who lack all forms present more-severe ocular alterations. Despite the small sample size, we found low endostatin plasma levels in those patients with mutations leading to deficiency of all isoforms; in addition, it seems that absence of all collagen XVIII isoforms causes predisposition to epilepsy. PMID:12415512

  14. Presencia musical en la Catedral de La Seu d'Urgell en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII a través de sus actas capitulares

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    Roig i Capdevila, Jordi

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    Full Text Available This essay is the continuation, presented as the second part, of the article published last year in this same Review, With its publication we shall have covered all of the 18th century, up to the beginning of the 19th century with respect to allusions of a musical nature made during the Chapter ceremonies in the Cathedral in the Pyrenees (the hiring and the activities of its musicians, protagonists of the religious functions with musical accompaniment, etc.. As the last issue covered the years 1700-1750, we continue on from 1751 to 1810. In this way we relate the musical life of this Cathedral music chapel, thus linking up with the anterior studies carried out by Felipe Pedrell and Higinio Anglés, who covered mostly the 16th and 17th centuries, thereby enlightening those interested concerning some of the fundamental characteristics of the cultural, social and artistic evolution of La Seu d'Urgell which stamped the city with an identity of its own.

    El presente artículo supone la continuación, como segunda parte, del publicado el año anterior en esta misma revista. Se cubre con ello todo el siglo XVIII, e incluso los primeros años del siglo XIX, en lo referente a alusiones de índole musical en las actas capitulares de la catedral pirenaica (contrataciones y actividad de sus músicos protagonistas, funciones religiosas con participación musical, etc., pues, editados en el número anterior los años 1700-1750, se prosigue ahora con los años 1751-1810. De este modo, se da noticia sobre la vida musical de esta capilla musical catedralicia, empalmando con los anteriores trabajos realizados por Felipe Pedrell e Higinio Anglés (que cubrían básicamente los siglos XVI y XVII, aproximando con ello al interesado algunas de las características fundamentales en la evolución cultural, social y artística de La Seu d'Urgell, que proporcionaron personalidad propia a la ciudad.

  15. La estructura socio-económica de un concejo de mies abierta: en Cantabria en el siglo XVIII

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    Perojo Díez, Jesús

    2012-01-01

    RESUMEN. Este trabajo define la institución de concejo de mies abierta, (que prevaleció en Europa hasta principios del siglo XIX), a partir del estudio de centenares de ordenanzas de concejos en Alemania, Francia, España e Inglaterra, vigentes entre el siglo XII y el XVIII, mediante la identificación de sus características más sobresalientes y definitorias de un concejo paneuropeo que O. Ostrom llama “significant features” y C. Dahlman “stylized facts”. Y compara el “Memorial d...

  16. Pharmacopea de la Armada (1760), un libro singular para uso de los sanitarios navales del siglo XVIII

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    La Pharmacopea de la Armada, obra de Leandro de Vega, publicada en 1760 para uso de médicos y cirujanos de los buques y hospitales de la marina española a lo largo del siglo XVIII, está considerada como la primera farmacopea naval española. Su autor la define con un «catálogo de medicamentos pertenecientes a las enfermedades médicas», en definitiva un nomenclátor de fórmulas para la preparación de los medicamentos de mayor utilidad para los navegantes de la época, tanto de uso interno como ex...

  17. Los "otros" militares : desertores en la América meridional española del siglo XVIII

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    Chauca García, Jorge

    2004-01-01

    La deserción en la América española fue una constante favorecida por un conjunto de causas y gracias a factores como la distancia. El fenómeno de los desertores constituyó un problema que los monarcas intentaron vía legislativa frenar con la persuasión y la reintegración al servicio, bajo determinadas circunstancias, evitando sus nefastas consecuencias para la defensa de las Indias en un siglo, el XVIII, en el que las relaciones internacionales proyectadas en América oscilab...

  18. La población de Villamayor de Calatrava a mediados del XVIII según el Catastro de Ensenada

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    Rodriguez Domenech, Mª Angeles; Rodríguez Espinosa, Eduardo

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    El objetivo de esta comunicación es el estudio de los efectivos de población del municipio de Villamayor de Calatrava a mediados del XVIII, utilizando como fuente el Catastro del Marqués de la Ensenada 708y, dentro de él, las Respuestas Generales y los Memoriales. No abordamos, sin embargo, en esta comunicación la estructura demográfica ni la profesional o económica que, sin duda, es posible analizar con mucha exactitud utilizando esta misma fuente. No obstante, hay una publicación d...

  19. Familia, hogar y vivienda en Burgos a mediados del siglo XVIII: Entre cuatro paredes, compartiendo armarios, camas, mesas y manteles

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    2002-01-01

    Los memoriales del Catastro de Ensenada y los inventarios post-mortem, recopilados para esos mismos vecinos concretos, han sido las fuentes documentales esenciales. Ambos yacimientos de información se yuxtaponen, imbrican y retroalimentan mutuamente. Este trabajo, sobre Burgos a mediados del siglo XVIII, ha reconstruido las dimensiones del hogar, tanto en lo que se refiere a la estructura y tamaño de los grupos domésticos como a la superficie sobre la que desarrollaban sus particulares existe...

  20. DE ESPIRITUALES A HISTÉRICAS: LAS BEATAS DEL SIGLO XVIII EN LA NUEVA ESPAÑA

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    2004-01-01

    Los procesos inquisitoriales a beatas por ilusas y alumbradas en la Nueva España, durante el siglo XVIII, muestran cómo la "anormalidad" del modelo de espiritualidad místico y ascético, al que las mujeres fueron tan proclives en dicha centuria, pasó al campo del discurso médico. La mirada masculina se desconcierta con la continuidad de los signos exteriores de la espiritualidad femenina, son sus cuerpos el medio por el cual dan cuenta de que algo fuera de lo normal las identifica: arrobamient...

  1. El Real de Minas de Bolaños, Jalisco, en el siglo xviii : transformaciones territoriales y cambios sociales

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    en el presente artículo se muestra la forma en que la minería desarrollada en Bolaños durante el siglo xviii cons - tituyó un poderoso incentivo para subordinar el territorio adyacente a nuevas lógicas comerciales, que lo transfor - maron y tuvieron efectos distintos en las comunidades indígenas situadas en las Fronteras de San Luis Colotlán, Jalisco. Un fenómeno multifactorial que ejerció presión directa sobre las identidades étnicas, al tiempo que desató conflictos sociales que se desplegar...

  2. La espiritualidad mundana en Cuenca a inicios del siglo XVIII. El caso de Martina Catalina de Barzallo

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    Natalia Catalina León Galarza

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    Full Text Available El ensayo examina el proceso judicial de una monja en Cuenca, a inicios del siglo XVIII, que buscaba regresar a la "vida mundana" y anular su profesión y hábito. Este caso permite mostrar la mentalidad barroca, acercarse a la construcción cultural del cuerpo y a la situación de las mujeres. A partir de los fragmentos disponibles del juicio, el artículo sugiere que Martina Catalina de Barzallo reivindicó el retomo a la vida mundana y el rechazo a las prácticas coercitivas propias de la vida monástica.

  3. Cultura escrita, oralidade e gênero em conventos portugueses (séculos XVII e XVIII

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    Lígia Bellini

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    Full Text Available O artigo aborda formatos e usos da escrita em mosteiros femininos e masculinos, no Portugal dos séculos XVII e XVIII, buscando explorar significados particulares do domínio de técnicas escriturais. Neste sentido, procura adaptar, à especificidade do contexto analisado, sugestões metodológicas dos estudos sobre as implicações do letramento e seus vínculos com a esfera da oralidade, noutros universos histórico-sociais.

  4. Doctrina contable del siglo XVIII y su influencia en los proyectos de reforma contable de la época

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    Durante el siglo XVIII la contabilidad parece despertar del silencio en el que estaba inmersa. Este resurgir se da en dos frentes: por un lado, se haya vinculado al comercio y por otro lado, unido a una nueva experiencia que se llevaría a cabo en las Cajas Reales de las Indias, para llevar las cuentas mediante la aplicación del método de la partida doble. Este último suscitó un discurso en el seno del funcionariado -entre partidarios y detractores del nuevo método-, tanto en Indias como en Es...

  5. Usos y acepciones de chino, china en el norte del Perú, siglos XVIII-XIX

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    ResumenSe estudian los usos de la palabra chino, china en el norte peruano, entre los siglos XVIII y XIX, a partir de documentos históricos y coplas de la lírica popular. En contra de propuestas anteriores, se confirma el uso efectivo del término, sobre todo en su forma femenina, y se postulan dos acepciones: la primera, vinculada a la terminología de castas, alude a un tipo de mestizaje que une los troncos indio y africano, con un componente menor, variable, de “sangre blanca”, mientras que ...

  6. Montes de Piedad eclesiásticos y particulares (S. XVIII-XIX: Usos monetarios

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    Full Text Available Montes de Piedad (Mounts of Mercy, beneficial-credit institutions, arise in Italy (S. XV to initiative of Franciscans preachers, with the objective to provide loans on pignoratious guarantees to an interest lower than the demanded by the moneylenders. This type of institution propagates immediately by all Italian geography, and going beyond its borders will arrive at other European zones, among them to the Iberian Peninsula. Within the Hispanic monarchy in the beginnings of century XVIII the foundation of Monte de Piedad of Madrid takes place, by Piquer Father who will be inheriting of the spirit and objectives of primitive Italian predecessors and will include some new features as a result of the devotion of their founder and the particularities of that time. This Monte will serve as a model for other similar institutions as much in the peninsula as in the American virreinatos. With time, a series of new foundations will take place, bearing the same denomination (all will take by name Monte de Piedad, but with important differences in their constitutions and aims. These foundations arise as much in ecclesiastical as secular scope. The analysis of some of these institutions is the objective of the present study, differentiating ecclesiastical and secular foundations (in these last ones a further difference is made for the ones founded by members of the nobility. Starting off from original texts, the particular or general objectives and their beneficial aims are analyzed and different aspects related to their start up, lawsuits, use for aims different from the indicated ones in their foundation, etc.Los Montes de Piedad, instituciones benéfico-crediticias, surgen en Italia (S. XV a iniciativa de predicadores franciscanos, con el objetivo de proporcionar préstamos sobre garantías prendarias a un interés más bajo que el exigido por los prestamistas. Este tipo de institución se propaga enseguida por toda la geografía italiana, traspasando sus

  7. BAJA DE LA FECUNDIDAD Y FAMILIA URBANA EN REIMS EN EL SIGLO XVIII (1760-1802

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Bajo el Antiguo Régimen, existió un sistema de reproducción familiar específico de las ciudades. Esta es la conclusión que se puede sacar de las investigaciones realizadas hasta ahora sobre la transición demográfica en el medio urbano. Comparando Ginebra con Rouen, Alfred Perrenoud logró demostrar que la alta burguesía, tanto suiza como normanda, practicaba el control de la natalidad en 1650 (Perrenoud, 1990, y esto antes incluso que empezara a bajar seriamente la tasa de mortalidad (Bardet, 1990. Tanto en Rouen como en Ginebra, el control de la descendencia se extendió luego rápidamente al conjunto de la población, como lo demuestra la caída regular de la fecundidad. A estos dos principales modelos testigos del comportamiento innovador de algunas familias urbanas de Europa occidental en los siglos XVII y XVIII, cabe agregar el de Reims, ciudad de los Reyes de Francia ubicada en Champagne con 30.000 habitantes, famosa desde luego por sus vinos espumantes después de 1700, pero también por sus tejidos de lana. Bajo el Antiguo Régimen, existió un sistema de reproducción familiar específico de las ciudades. Esta es la

  8. THEMES AND MOTIVES OF ORNAMENT FOLK EMBROIDERY IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH IN XVIII CENTURY

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    Full Text Available The article discloses a feature of graphic ornamental motives of embroidery in clothing and household decoration, typical for the North-West region of Russia in the XVIII century. The semiotic status of the Russian clothing and household decorations with decorative ornaments embroidery with figurative ornamental motives as a group of functionally related items have remained very high, having both utilitarian and sign pragmatics for millennia. Despite the sociohistorical processes, changing the external shape of the suit, the symbolism of embroidery patterns remained unchanged and continued to exist until the twentieth century. In connection with the political events, readier subjects and fine motives can be traced in the Russian folk embroidery due to the resettlement of Novgorod in the XV century. This is the way from Novgorod to Arkhangelsk and the path from Veliky Novgorod to Vologda where Novgorod settled, keeping their culture. It is proved, that there is a correlation between the zoomorphic pendants, amulets female ornaments of the tenth century and plot embroidered with iconic ornamental motives of the North-West region of Russia. People piously observed the laws of their fathers and grandfathers. The embroidery from generation to generation has been portraying images of ancient mythology. The most common images in the northern Russian embroidery were the goddess of Mokos, Rozhanitsy, birds, horses, moose, deer, and wild animals and plants, depicted in subject compositions. The zoomorphic motives are also the images of flying dragons, symbolizing lightning, they are often found in Russian folk tales. Fire Dragon was considered the protector of property and fire. The people’s attitude to fire was special: it was called "You sir, the King-fire", and it was regards’ a god. One of the main roles in the embroidery is given to the technical side. Counted Russian embroidery stitches do not only recreate the image, but also express its

  9. Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Cu XVIII

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    Tayal, Vikas [Department of Physics, Dronacharya College of Engineering (Affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow), Greater Noida (UP), 201 308 (India); Gupta, G P [Department of Physics, S D (Postgraduate) College (Affiliated with Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut), Muzaffarnagar - UP, 251 001 (India)], E-mail: tayalvikas11@rediffmail.com

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    We have performed large-scale CIV3 (Configuration Interaction Version 3) calculations of excitation energies from ground states for 141 fine-structure levels as well as of oscillator strengths and radiative decay rates for all electric-dipole-allowed and intercombination transitions among the levels of the (1s{sup 2}2s{sup 2}2p{sup 6}) 3l{sup 2}, 3l3l' and 3l4l configurations of Cu XVIII. These states are represented by very extensive configuration-interaction (CI) wavefunctions obtained using the CIV3 computer code of Hibbert. The important relativistic effects are included through the Breit-Pauli approximation. In order to keep our calculated energy splittings as close as possible to the experimental values, we have made small adjustments to the diagonal elements of the Hamiltonian matrices. Since mixing among several fine-structure levels is found to be very strong, it becomes difficult to identify these uniquely. Our excitation energies, including their ordering, are in excellent agreement (better than 1.0%) with the available experimental results. From our calculated radiative decay rates, we have also calculated radiative lifetimes of the fine-structure levels. Our calculated oscillator strengths and radiative decay rates are found to be in good agreement with other theoretical results, while the lifetimes agree very well with the experimental values (wherever available). In this calculation, we also predict new data for several fine-structure levels where no other theoretical and experimental results are available.

  10. INSTALACIONES Y EQUIPAMIENTO VITIVINÍCOLA EN EL REINO DE CHILE. VASIJAS, PIPAS, LAGARES (SIGLO XVIII

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    Pablo Lacoste

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo examina las instalaciones y el equipamiento de los establecimientos vitivinícolas del Reino de Chile en el siglo XVIII. El tema es relevante porque en ese momento, Chile era el principal polo vitivinícola de América y ejercía un liderazgo en la región. Se estudian las distintas formas de lagares, tanto los de cuero como los de adobe, cal y ladrillo; también se indaga en la evolución de la vasija vinaria, de la greda la madera. Los hornos botijeros ocuparon un lugar importante por su aporte a la fabricación de tinajas y botijas. Estos recipientes fueron como un icono característico de la viticultura del sur de América (en México la vasija no era de greda sino de madera, aún al comienzo de la industria vitivinícola. Posteriormente, a partir de la mitad de la centuria, comenzó la incorporación de vasija de madera (pipas y barriles en Chile. Durante cincuenta años éstas convivieron con los recipientes de greda, hasta comenzar a sustituirlos progresivamente en el siglo XIX. Este equipamiento hizo posible el desarrollo de una de las principales industrias que hubo en América española durante la época colonial y que, actualmente, sigue siendo la principal industria de Chile.

  11. Poblaciones, vecinos y fronteras rioplatenses. Santa Fe a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Suárez, Teresa

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the territorial growth of a small Hispanic-Creole town: Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, as well as the modifications of its estates, Indian towns, parishes, chapels, and forts along during the three last decades of the eighteenth century. Changes took place not only due to strategic migrations of people looking for settlements but also by institutional reform (the Bourbon Reforms, facilitated by the vicinity of viceroyalty officials that allowed elites to protect their interests. It is thus possible to recognize a frontier policy generated by negociations of subordinate sectors with elite families at a time of cattle raising expansion, and consequently, of a growing demand for land. In addition, city authorities struggled to settle population within us district and thus set their limits in front of neighboring town councils.

    El trabajo versa sobre el crecimiento espacial de una pequeña aldea hispanocriolla —Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz— y los reacomodamientos que sus pagos, pueblos de indios, curatos, capillas y fuertes tuvieron en las tres últimas décadas del siglo XVIII. Tales adecuaciones se produjeron tanto por estrategias de la población flotante en búsqueda de asentamiento, como por cambios institucionales —en el marco de reformas borbónicas y debido a la cercanía de las autoridades virreinales— con que los vecinos “hidalgos” protegieron sus intereses. Así se reconoce una política de fronteras que resulta de las negociaciones de los sectores subalternos con las familias de elite en un momento de expansión ganadera y consecuente aumento de la demanda por tierras. Asimismo, las autoridades de la ciudad lucharon por fijar población en su jurisdicción a los fines de marcar su espacio frente a los avances de cabildos vecinos.

  12. Global Operations Coevolution

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    Slepniov, Dmitrij; Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum; Gubi, Ebbe

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    Companies are actively seeking competitive advantage through their choice of location and ownership of operations. The purpose of this chapter is to uncover hidden effects of this development and propose how companies can respond to them. The chapter draws on a case study of a Danish industrial e...... of analysis and involving temporal adaptations. In terms of managerial implications, the study provides managers with lessons for designing a robust system of globally dispersed operations.......Companies are actively seeking competitive advantage through their choice of location and ownership of operations. The purpose of this chapter is to uncover hidden effects of this development and propose how companies can respond to them. The chapter draws on a case study of a Danish industrial...... equipment firm and describes how its operations configuration has been changing over time. The chapter identifies the key determinants of this change and uncovers some of its hidden effects. The chapter closes with propositions for how to respond to these effects through the development of a distinct...

  13. Basic Physics for Nuclear Medicine. Chapter 1

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    The technologies used in nuclear medicine for diagnostic imaging have evolved over the last century, starting with Röntgen’s discovery of X rays and Becquerel’s discovery of natural radioactivity. Each decade has brought innovation in the form of new equipment, techniques, radiopharmaceuticals, advances in radionuclide production and, ultimately, better patient care. All such technologies have been developed and can only be practised safely with a clear understanding of the behaviour and principles of radiation sources and radiation detection. These central concepts of basic radiation physics and nuclear physics are described in this chapter and should provide the requisite knowledge for a more in depth understanding of the modern nuclear medicine technology discussed in subsequent chapters

  14. Vaccination against bacterial kidney disease: Chapter 22

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    Elliott, Diane G.; Wiens, Gregory D.; Hammell, K. Larry; Rhodes, Linda D.; Edited by Gudding, Roar; Lillehaug, Atle; Evensen, Øystein

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    Bacterial kidney disease (BKD) of salmonid fishes, caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum, has been recognized as a serious disease in salmonid fishes since the 1930s. This chapter discusses the occurrence and significance, etiology, and pathogenesis of BKD. It then describes the different vaccination procedures and the effects and side-effects of vaccination. Despite years of research, however, only a single vaccine has been licensed for prevention of BKD, and has demonstrated variable efficacy. Therefore, in addition to a presentation of the current status of BKD vaccination, a discussion of potential future directions for BKD vaccine development is included in the chapter. This discussion is focused on the unique characteristics of R. salmoninarum and its biology, as well as aspects of the salmonid immune system that might be explored specifically to develop more effective vaccines for BKD prevention.

  15. Interactions of Radiation with Matter. Chapter 2

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    This chapter deals with the physics of events that occur when photons and electrons interact with matter. These are the radiations that are important for diagnostic radiology, and only those interactions that result in their attenuation, absorption and scattering are dealt with. Other interactions, such as those with nuclei, are not considered here because they only occur for radiation that is higher in energy than that used for diagnostic radiology

  16. Contribuciones al estudiode los anfibios y reptiles de Méxicodurante el siglo XVIII y la Ilustración

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    Gustavo Casas Andreu

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    Full Text Available Las bases de la herpetología moderna en general se establecieron en el siglo XVIII,particularmente durante la Ilustración y quienes hicieron la mayor contribución fueronfundamentalmente los naturalistas franceses. No obstante, en México se hicieron varias publicacionesde cierto relieve, en especial por los misioneros jesuitas y otros estudiosos de la Nueva España. Esinteresante mencionar que aun con la trascendencia de Linneo para la biología moderna, algunoshistoriadores de los anfibios y los reptiles señalan que por lo menos para la herpetofauna de Méxicoexistió una importante regresión, ya que era mucho mayor el conocimiento que había dejadoFrancisco Hernández en el siglo XVI. Las contribuciones de los autores de la escuela francesa comoBuffon y quienes lo sucedieron como Lacepéde y Daudin, fueron los grandes pilares de laherpetología o estudios de los anfibios y los reptiles de la manera en que la conocemos en laactualidad. Las bases establecidas en el siglo XVIII sirvieron para que con la apertura de México almundo a partir de su independencia, se entrara en una de las etapas de mayor relevancia para laherpetología del país.

  17. A Survey of Geologic Resources. Chapter 11

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    Edmonson, Jennifer; Rickman, Doug

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    This chapter focuses on the resources available from the Moon itself: regolith, geologically concentrated materials, and lunar physical features that will enable habitation and generation of power on the surface. This chapter briefly covers the formation of the Moon and thus the formation of the crust of the Moon, as well as the evolution of the regolith. The characteristics of the regolith are provided in some detail, including its mineralogy and lithology. The location of high concentrations of specific minerals or rocks is noted. Other ideal locations for in situ resource utilization technology and lunar habitation are presented. This chapter is intended to be a brief review of current knowledge, and to serve as a foundational source for further study. Each concept presented here has a wealth of literature associated with it; the reader is therefore directed to that literature with each discussion. With great interest in possible manned lunar landings and continued study of the Moon by multiple satellites, the available information changes regularly.

  18. Management of Therapy Patients. Chapter 20

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    The basic principles of radiation protection and their implementation as they apply to nuclear medicine are covered in general in Chapter 3. This chapter will look at the specific case of nuclear medicine used for therapy. In addition to the standards discussed in Chapter 3, specific guidance on the release of patients after radionuclide therapy can be found in the IAEA’s Safety Reports Series No. 63 [20.1]. When the patient is kept in hospital following radionuclide therapy, the people at risk of exposure include hospital staff whose duties may or may not directly involve the use of radiation. This can be a significant problem. However, it is generally felt that it can be effectively managed with well trained staff and appropriate facilities. On the other hand, once the patient has been released, the groups at risk include members of the patient’s family, including children, and carers; they may also include neighbours, visitors to the household, co-workers, those encountered in public places, on public transport or at public events, and finally, the general public. It is generally felt that these risks can be effectively mitigated by the radiation protection officer (RPO) with patient-specific radiation safety precaution instructions

  19. The notion of cyber operations

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    The aim of this chapter is to elaborate on the notion of ‘cyber operations’ against the generic manner in which they are used by popular media as well as by academics. This chapter differentiates between actors and motives, covering operations conducted by both state and non-state entities. Special

  20. PREFACE: XVIII International Youth Scientific School "Coherent Optics and Optical Spectroscopy"

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    Salakhov, M. Kh; Samartsev, V. V.; Gainutdinov, R. Kh

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    Kazan Federal University has held the annual International Youth School "Coherent Optics and Optical Spectroscopy" since 1997. The choice of the topic is not accidental. Kazan is the home of photon echo which was predicted at Kazan Physical-Technical Institute in 1963 by Prof. U.G. Kopvil'em and V.R. Nagibarov and observed in Columbia University by N.A. Kurnit, I.D. Abella, and S.R. Hartmann in 1964. Since then, photon echo has become a powerful tool of coherent optical spectroscopy and optical information processing, which have been developed here in Kazan in close collaboration between Kazan Physical-Technical Institute and Kazan Federal University. The main subjects of the XVIII International Youth School are: Nonlinear and coherent optics; Atomic and molecular spectroscopy; Coherent laser spectroscopy; Problems of quantum optics; Quantum theory of radiation; and Nanophotonics and Scanning Probe Microscopy. The unchallenged organizers of that school are Kazan Federal University and Kazan E.K. Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute. The rector of the School is Professor Myakzyum Salakhov, and the vice-rector is Professor Vitaly Samartsev. The International Youth Scientific School "Coherent Optics and Optical Spectroscopy" follows the global pattern of comprehensive studies of matter properties and their interaction with electromagnetic fields. Since 1997 more than 100 famous scientists from the USA, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have given plenary lecture presentations. Here over 1000 young scientists had an opportunity to participate in lively discussions about the latest scientific news. Many young people have submitted interesting reports on photonics, quantum electronics, laser physics, quantum optics, traditional optical and laser spectroscopy, non-linear optics, material science and nanotechnology. Here we are publishing the fullsize papers prepared from the most interesting lectures and reports selected by the Program Committee of the School. The

  1. Censura gubernativa, Iglesia e inquisición en el siglo XVIII

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    Caro López, Ceferino

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    Full Text Available Government censorship in Eighteenth Century Spain was another means of the Spanish Enlightenment policy. Until mid-century both powers of Church and State were balanced; from Charles Ill's reign on the censorship of the Consejo de Castilla tried to control and restrict not only the traditional power of the Inquisition, but also the intellectual output of the country, either ideological —criticism on the Crown's policy— or cultural-publishing religious works. It is important to notice that many members of the clergy collaborated with the State in that task; and also that, after the French Revolution, the Inquisition regained its previous role. In the last decade of the Seventeenth century the irreconcilable clash between the advocates and the critics of the Inquisition became evident.

    La práctica de la censura gubernativa fue, en el siglo XVIII, un instrumento más de la política regalista de la Ilustración española. Si hasta mediados del siglo se mantuvieron estables las relaciones de poder entre Iglesia y Estado, a partir del reinado de Carlos III se nota cómo la censura del Consejo de Castilla intentaba vigilar y limitar no sólo el tradicional poder de la Inquisición, sino también la producción ideológica —crítica a la política de la Corona— y cultural-edición de obras de religión. Es importante observar que muchos hombres de Iglesia colaboraron con el Estado en esas tareas; y también que tras la Revolución Francesa la Inquisición volvió a asumir el papel que había jugado con anterioridad. En el último decenio del Setecientos se pone de manifiesto el enfrentamiento irreconciliable entre los partidarios y los detractores de la Inquisición.

  2. Gurruminos, petimetres, abates y currutacos en el teatro breve del siglo XVIII

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    Sala Valldaura, Josep Maria

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    Full Text Available This study of certain negative models of sainetes [afterpieces] from the 18th century reveals not only a continuity of comic stereotypes, but also their relationship to the ideals of behaviour of the era: the authority of the husband, the submissiveness of the wife, thriftiness in managing household finances, etc. Afterpieces join other literary genres (journalism, satirical poetry and the moral essay in ridiculing those who are involved in the practice of cortejo and who readily adopt new forms of social behavior, fashions, foreign dances, etc., in contrast to traditional ways and tastes. Examples taken from Antonio de Zamora, Agramont, Ramón de la Cruz, Vázquez and González del Castillo are used to illustrate this reticence towards changes in mentality of a new culture of leisure, as well as to observe it a contrario: its “feminization”, its frivolity, and its uselessness.El estudio de ciertos modelos negativos del teatro breve del siglo XVIII revela no sólo la continuidad cómica de los tipos, sino también su relación con los ideales de conducta coetáneos: la autoridad del marido, la discreción de la mujer, el cuidado de la economía familiar... Los sainetes se unen a otros géneros literarios (el periodismo, la poesía satírica y el ensayo de carácter moral en la ridiculización de quienes practican el cortejo y aplauden nuevas formas de sociabilidad, las modas y los bailes extranjeros, etc. frente a la conducta y los gustos tradicionales. Ejemplos tomados de Antonio de Zamora, Agramont, Ramón de la Cruz, Vázquez y González del Castillo sirven para argumentar tales reticencias ante el cambio de mentalidades de una nueva cultura del ocio, así como para observarlo a contrario: su “afeminación”, su frivolidad y su inutilidad.

  3. PREFACE: XVIII International School on Nuclear Physics, Neutron Physics and Applications

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    Stoyanov, Chavdar; Janeva, Natalia

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    This volume contains the lectures and short talks given at the XVIII International School on Nuclear Physics, Neutron Physics and Applications. The School was held from 21 to 27 September 2009 in Hotel 'Lilia' located on 'Golden Sands' (Zlatni Pyasaci) Resort Complex on the Black Sea coast, near Varna, Bulgaria. The School was organized by Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Co-organizer of the School was Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency. The event was sponsored by National Science Fund of Bulgaria. According to the long-standing tradition the School has taken place every second year since 1973. The School content has been restructured according to our new enlarged international links and today it is more similar to an international conference than to a classical nuclear physics school. This new image attracts a lot of young scientists and students from many countries. This year - 2009, we had the pleasure to welcome more than 50 distinguished scientists as lecturers. Additionally, 14 young colleagues received the opportunity to present a short contribution. The program ranges from recent achievements in nuclear structure and reactions to the hot problems of the application of nuclear methods, reactor physics and nuclear safety. The 94 participants enjoyed the scientific presentations and discussions as well as the relaxing atmosphere at the beach and the pleasant evenings. The main topics were the following: Nuclear excitations at various energies. Nuclei at high angular moments and temperature. Structure and reactions far from stability Symmetries and collective phenomena Methods for lifetime measurements Astrophysical aspects of nuclear structure Neutron nuclear physics Nuclear data Advanced methods in nuclear waste treatment Nuclear methods for applications Several colleagues contributed to the organization of the School. We would like to thank to them and especially to the Scientific Secretary of the School Dr

  4. Space Applications of Mass Spectrometry. Chapter 31

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    Hoffman, John H.; Griffin, Timothy P.; Limero, Thomas; Arkin, C. Richard

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    Mass spectrometers have been involved in essentially all aspects of space exploration. This chapter outlines some of these many uses. Mass spectrometers have not only helped to expand our knowledge and understanding of the world and solar system around us, they have helped to put man safely in space and expand our frontier. Mass spectrometry continues to prove to be a very reliable, robust, and flexible analytical instrument, ensuring that its use will continue to help aid our investigation of the universe and this small planet that we call home.

  5. Special Topics in Radiography. Chapter 10

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    Up to this point, this handbook has described the use of X rays to form 2-D medical images of the 3-D patient. This process of reducing patient information by one dimension results in an image of superimposed tissues where important information might be obscured. Chapter 11 begins a section of the book involving the creation of cross-sectional medical images through computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This Chapter describes a number of special X ray imaging modalities and their associated techniques, and forms a transition between projection and cross-sectional imaging. The first of these special topics is dental radiography, which is characterized by a diversity of technology and innovation. The common intraoral radiograph of a single tooth has seen little fundamental change since the time of Roentgen and is, today, along with the simple chest radiograph, the most commonly performed radiographic examination. By contrast, the challenge to create an image of all the teeth simultaneously has placed dentistry at the cutting edge of technology, through the development of panographic techniques and, most recently, with the application of cone beam CT (CBCT). Moreover, the small size of the tooth and the consequent reduced need for X ray generation power promotes equipment mobility. The effect of the need for equipment mobility also forms a special topic that is examined in this chapter. Quantification of the composition of the body is another special X ray imaging technique. Dual energy X ray absorptiometry (DXA) is primarily used to derive the mass of one material in the presence of another, through knowledge of their unique X ray attenuation at different energies. DXA’s primary commercial application has been to measure body mineral density as an assessment of fracture risk and to diagnose osteoporosis; thus, the X ray energies used are optimized for bone density assessment. Currently, there are estimated to be over 50 000

  6. Investment in electricity for development. Chapter 5

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    In this short chapter, we discuss first the role of reliable and affordable electricity in underpinning economic development and in enabling the achievement of the MDGs in health and education. We then review some estimates of investment requirements for energy needs in sub Saharan Africa. In the next section we discuss briefly how financing sources for investment in the sector in sub-Saharan Africa are constrained. In the main and final section we list priority policies, which, if implemented, can help overcome these constraints so that increased amounts of investment begin to flow into the sector, resulting in the desired improvement in electricity services

  7. Chapter 2: uranium mines and mills

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    This chapter will be included in a larger ASCE Committee Report. Uranium mining production is split between underground and open pit mines. Mills are sized to produce yellowcake concentrate from hundreds to thousands of tons of ore per day. Miner's health and safety, and environmental protection are key concerns in design. Standards are set by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration, the EPA, NRC, DOT, the states, and national standards organizations. International guidance and standards are extensive and based on mining experience in many nations.

  8. Chapter 14. Radionuclides in vegetal production and food processing

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    This is a chapter of textbook of radioecology for university students. In this chapter authors deal with problems connected with using of radionuclides in vegetal production and food processing. Chapter consist of next parts: (1) Influence of radiation on foods; (2) Radiation sterilisation in health service

  9. UMA SOCIEDADE DE APARÊNCIA: A JOALHERIA EM SABARÁ, MINAS GERAIS NO SÉCULO XVIII

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    Full Text Available Resumo: O texto aponta os diversos atores sociais que produziram, comercializaram e usaram joias na antiga Vila Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceição do Sabará, hoje cidade de Sabará, um antigo arraial que se transformou em um dos maiores centros produtores de ouro de Minas Gerais no século XVIII. Pretende-se estabelecer as diversas relações e posturas daquela sociedade perante o uso e a posse de joias. Cada possuidor de joia naquele período tinha uma justificativa para tal utilização, sendo as mais comuns a demonstração da religiosidade e a demonstração do poder que essas  joias proporcionam. A abordagem perpassa por quais os atores e quais suas expectativas com relação ao uso das joias, bem como a relação entre os tipos mais utilizados, sempre embasados na documentação produzida pelos cartórios de Sabará durante o século XVIII. Vamos, nesse texto, entender como joia, o artefato feito a partir de materiais nobres, como ouro e prata, com ou sem o uso de pedraria.Palavras-chave: Joalheria, Minas Gerais, Design de joias, Cultura Material. Abstract: The text points out the various social actors that produced, marketed and used jewelry in old Vila Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceição of Sabara, today city of Sabara, an ancient village that has become one of the largest producers of gold centers of Minas Gerais in century XVIII. It is intended to establish the various relationships and attitudes that society to the use and possession of jewelry. Each jewel possessed at that time had a justification for such use, the most common being the demonstration of religion and the demonstration of the power that these jewels provide. The approach which permeates the actors and what their expectations regarding the use of jewelry, as well as the relationship between the most popular types, always grounded in the documentation produced by the notary Sabara during the eighteenth century. Come on, this text, understand how jewel, the artifact

  10. Japanese contributions to IAEA INTOR workshop, phase two A, part 2, chapter VIII: physics

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    This report corresponds to Chapter VIII of Japanese contribution report to IAEA INTOR Workshop, Phase Two A, Part 2. Data base assessments are made for stability limits, confinement, neutral beam heating and current drive, operation scenario, and burning plasmas. R and D programme and impacts on INTOR design are specified. (author)

  11. Environment. Chapter 5; Medio ambiente. Capitulo 5

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    In this chapter it is mentioned the concern for the care of the environment in Mexico by prominent foreign and Mexican scientists who impelled the creation of a Forest Law. The ecological policies for the conservation of natural resources that cause a sustainable development in Mexico are commented; it is described what the environmental infrastructure consists of; the case of trash handling is analyzed and the Chapter concludes with the relationship of the environment, the climatic change, the infrastructure and the planning. [Spanish] En este capitulo se menciona la preocupacion por el cuidado del medio ambiente en Mexico, por prominentes cientificos extranjeros y mexicanos que impulsaron la creacion de una Ley Forestal. Se comentan las politicas ecologicas para la conservacion de recursos naturales que propicien un desarrollo sustentable en Mexico; se describe en que consiste la infraestructura ambiental; se analiza el caso del manejo de la basura y; se concluye con la relacion del medio ambiente, el cambio climatico, la infraestructura y la planeacion.

  12. System analysis using multitracer approaches. Chapter 9

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    The present chapter offers a qualitative or semi-quantitative step towards a synthesis of the information that the different tracers provide. It also offers some criteria that can be used to help assess the reliability of selected tracer data in evaluating tracer model ages from measurements of concentrations of multiple environmental tracers in the system. In most of the literature on isotope hydrology, the term ‘apparent age’ is used instead of ‘tracer model age’, and within this chapter the two terms are considered synonymous. This approach testing reliability of tracer data is only a first step and performs a black and white selection of the tracer data. Some consistency tests are performed, and for data passing these tests there is at least no obvious reason known that the tracer model age is not a valid description. For data that fail these tests, it is obvious that a straightforward calculation of tracer model ages will not give the intended result.

  13. Image Perception and Assessment. Chapter 18

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    The main purpose of a medical image is to provide information to a human reader, such as a radiologist, so that a diagnosis can be reached — rather than to display the beauty of the human internal workings. It is important to understand how the human visual system affects the perception of contrast and spatial resolution of structures that are present in the image. If the image is not properly displayed, or the environment is not appropriate, subtle clinical signs may go unnoticed, which can potentially lead to a misdiagnosis. This chapter provides an introduction to human visual perception and task based objective assessment of an imaging system. A model for the contrast sensitivity of the human visual system is presented. This model is used to derive the greyscale standard display function for medical displays. Task based assessment measures the quality of an imaging system as the ability of an observer to perform a well defined task, based on a set of images. Metrics for observer performance are introduced, as well as experimental methodologies for the measurement of human performance. The last section of the chapter describes the estimation of task performance based on mathematical observer models

  14. Basic operator theory

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    rii application of linear operators on a Hilbert space. We begin with a chapter on the geometry of Hilbert space and then proceed to the spectral theory of compact self adjoint operators; operational calculus is next presented as a nat­ ural outgrowth of the spectral theory. The second part of the text concentrates on Banach spaces and linear operators acting on these spaces. It includes, for example, the three 'basic principles of linear analysis and the Riesz­ Fredholm theory of compact operators. Both parts contain plenty of applications. All chapters deal exclusively with linear problems, except for the last chapter which is an introduction to the theory of nonlinear operators. In addition to the standard topics in functional anal­ ysis, we have presented relatively recent results which appear, for example, in Chapter VII. In general, in writ­ ing this book, the authors were strongly influenced by re­ cent developments in operator theory which affected the choice of topics, proofs and exercises. One ...

  15. Life story chapters, specific memories and the reminiscence bump

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    Thomsen, Dorthe Kirkegaard; Pillemer, David B.; Ivcevic, Zorana

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    demonstrates that positive but not negative memories show a reminiscence bump and that memories cluster at the beginning of extended time periods. The current study tested the hypotheses that (1) ages marking the beginning of positive but not negative chapters produce a bump, and that (2) specific memories...... both their most positive and most negative chapter. As predicted, the beginning age of positive but not negative chapters produced a bump and specific memories tended to cluster at chapter beginnings. The results support the idea that chapters guide the search for specific memories...

  16. Topografías religiosas. La dimensión territorial de la religiosidad popular en el siglo XVIII

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    En este artículo se pretende abordar la dimensión territorial de la religiosidad popular en el siglo XVIII a partir del análisis de una serie de representaciones espaciales. El estudio de tales imágenes –croquis remitidos al geógrafo Tomás López y planos insertos en la documentación del Catastro de Ensenada– nos permitirá aproximarnos al complejo universo de la percepción espacial y la apreciación paisajística, así como a reflexionar sobre las construcciones simbólicas y la apropiación ideoló...

  17. A escrita em guarani dos mayordomos e o exemplo de Valentín Ybariguá (Paraguai, XVIII)

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    Neumann, Eduardo S.

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    En las reducciones del Paraguay, la enseñanza de las “artes y oficios” alcanzó un nivel sorprendente. La conquista del alfabeto por los guaraníes fue un aspecto de ese desarrollo, que amplió las posibilidades de comunicación de los indígenas con los poderes coloniales. A lo largo de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII fue frecuente la práctica de la escritura entre los indígenas de las misiones. El conocimiento de los protocolos letrados permitió a la élite indígena una vía de comunicación direc...

  18. LOS POTREROS DE ANTOFAGASTA. TRABAJO INDÍGENA Y PROPIEDAD (FINALES DEL SIGLO XVIII Y COMIENZOS DEL XIX

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    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos la forma en que el trabajo de los campesinos indígenas de la puna meridional organizó, de acuerdo a una lógica local, la producción agrícola que le permitió su reproducción y articulación con la economía regional a finales del siglo XVIII y comienzos del XIX. El uso co de metodologías y técnicas históricas y arqueológicas nos permite proponer una visión alternativa de las formas locales de producción agrícola, poniendo en evidencia procesos de trabajo y mecanismos de apropiación que de otra forma permanecían invisibilizados.

  19. Carretas y transporte terrestre bioceánico: la ruta Buenos Aires-Mendoza en el siglo XVIII

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    Lacoste, Pablo

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    Full Text Available A carreta foi o principal meio de transporte terrestre na América colonial entre os séculos XVI e XIX. Uma das rotas mais utilizadas foi Buenos Aires-Mendoza, estabelecendo uma ligação entre os mercados do Atlântico e do Pacífico. Este artigo examina essas rotas, ao final do século XVIII, com base no processamento das viagens de 16. 000 carretas. O tema será aprofundado em um segundo trabalho intitulado "Los troperos y los orígenes de la burguesía en el Cono Sur de América colonial" (previsto para o próximo número de Estudos Ibero-Americanos

  20. La literatura de viajes y el transporte en Galicia desde el último tercio del siglo XVIII hasta mediados del XIX

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    Full Text Available Spain, in general, and Galicia, in particular, stayed away from the Grand Tour, major exponent of the modern tourism born in Great Britain. The ignorance of the land and the poor ground transportation contributed to this distance, among other things. In this way, the paper focuses in the analysis of both obstacles in the first tourism development in Galicia, between the late eighteenth century and the mid-nineteenth century, before the railway construction. On the one hand, it analyses the image that some foreign travelers offered about their travels in Galicia, and, on the other hand, it studies the state of the ground transportation during the period. The foreign testimonies about the Galician region were short compared with other parts of the peninsula. Although they relieved in certain degree the ignorance about Galicia with the marking of some points of future tourist interest. At last, several and partial improvements in the ground transportation were made in the last third of the eighteenth century.España, en general, y Galicia, en particular, permanecieron alejadas de las rutas del Grand Tour, exponente principal del turismo moderno iniciado en Gran Bretaña. El desconocimiento del territorio y el deficiente estado de los transportes terrestres contribuyeron a este alejamiento, entre otros factores. Así, el trabajo se centra en el análisis de ambos obstáculos al primer desarrollo del turismo en Galicia entre finales del siglo XVIII y mediados del siglo XIX, antes de la construcción del ferrocarril. Por un lado, se analiza la imagen que ofrecieron algunos viajeros extranjeros en sus crónicas de viaje por tierras galaicas y, por otro lado, se estudia el estado del transporte terrestre de la época. Se observa que los testimonios forasteros sobre la región gallega resultaron escasos en comparación con otros puntos peninsulares aunque aliviaron en cierto grado el desconocimiento que pesaba sobre la comunidad, marcando una serie de

  1. El tropero y el origen de la burguesía en el Cono Sur (Mendoza, siglo XVIII

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    Lacoste, Pablo

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    Full Text Available Este artigo aprofunda a análise sobre a carreta e o tropeiro, para definir em que medida contribuíram para o processo de construção de uma cultura empresarial na América Colonial, levando ao surgimento de uma burguesia. Atenta-se, em especial, para temas como mobilidade social, riscos empresariais, fomento do crédito em confiança ou por hipoteca de carretas, circulação de idéias e configuração de um ethos capitalista. Este trabalho constitui a continuação e a conclusão de um anterior intitulado "Carretas y transporte terrestre bioceánico: la ruta Buenos Aires-Mendoza en el siglo XVIII" (Estudos Ibero-Americanos, vol. XXXI, nº 1, 2005

  2. Cacicas indígenas en la Audiencia de Quito, siglo XVIII: las redes ocultas del poder

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    Rosario Coronel Feijóo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el rol que las mujeres mitmas y llactayas tuvieron como cacicas de los antiguos señoríos norandinos, en el contexto de la Audiencia de Quito, en el siglo XVIII. A pesar de los cambios introducidos por las conquistas inca y española, el trabajo descubre una importante línea de continuidad de los linajes femeninos en determinadas organizaciones étnicas. Encuentra que las mujeres negociaron con el poder colonial y con otros caciques por medio de estrategias que incluyeron habilidad e inteligencia para jugar con el derecho español y con la tradición indígena, la movilización de elementos económicos y simbólicos, y la manipulación del mestizaje.

  3. Pattern of dental development in Hominid XVIII from the Middle Pleistocene Atapuerca-Sima de los Huesos site (Spain).

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    Bermudez De Castro, J M; Rosas, A

    2001-04-01

    . We describe the pattern of dental development of Hominid XVIII from the Middle Pleistocene Sima de los Huesos (SH) site of the Sierra de Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). As expected, this pattern is similar to that of modern humans. A delay of development of the lower and upper canines was observed. In contrast, the relative advanced development of the lower second molars and, especially, the upper and lower third molars is noteworthy. This latter feature seems to be common in Pleistocene hominids, and suggests that the pattern of dental development evolved in the genus Homo during the Pleistocene. In European Middle Pleistocene hominids, this pattern probably was facilitated by the extra space available in the mandible and maxilla for developing teeth. PMID:11275961

  4. EL DISCURSO CONFESIONAL EN EL EPISTOLARIO DE SOR JOSEFA DE LOS DOLORES PEÑA Y LILLO (SIGLO XVIII

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    Full Text Available This article attempts to make known the Epistolary, up to now inedited, of Sister Josefa de los Dolores Peña y Lillo, chilean dominican nun from the XVIII th century. Her text constituted by sixty five letters, addressed to her father confessor, the jesuit Manuel Alvarez. These letters are kept in the Archive of the Dominican Monastery of Santa Rosa de Lima in Santiago, Chile. The letters seem a manifestation of confessional discourse which the nuns had to write by order of their father confessors or ecclesiastical autorities. However, the Epistolary analysis reveals the transformations of that discoursive pattern, which Sor Josefa's writing constitutes itself in the support of a selfknowing process and in a construction of woman identity, which is not recognized only in her religious vocation and virtues, but also in her knowing capacity, wisdom and words management.

  5. Resistencia india, conciliación y estrategia militar en Quixos durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El noroccidente amazónico, en especial la gobernación de Quixos, fue una de las más ignotas regiones de América del Sur durante el siglo XVIII. Sus jurisdicciones, dependientes en parte de la Real Audiencia de Quito, no gozaron de suficiente atención por parte de la administración monárquica; por tanto, la dominación del territorio y sus habitantes originarios no pudo concretarse en términos absolutos debido a las dificultades supuestas por la resistencia indígena frente a unas estrategias de sometimiento poco consecuentes y evidentemente desarticuladas de las políticas hispánicas para los territorios fronterizos.

  6. XVIII. YÜZYILIN İKİNCİ YARISINDA ÇILDIR EYÂLETİ VE İDARECİLERİ

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    İnbaşı, Mehmet

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    Osmanlı-İran harpleri sırasında 1 Temmuz 1579’da kurulan Çıldır Eyâleti, Atabeylerin idaresine verilmişti. XVII. yüzyılda sancak sayısı 14 ile 20 arasında değişmiş, XVIII. yüzyılda ise 21 sancağa kadar yükselmiştir. 1750–1800 yılları arasında sancak sayısı 21’dir. Bu dönemde 9 vali görev yapmıştır. Bunlar içerisinde en uzun görev yapan vali 19 yıl ile Süleyman Paşa’dır. Valiler içerisinde ismi geçen İ...

  7. Tele-operation and tele-robot engineering

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    This book is devoted to the description of the technology of tele-operation and tele-robots. The main characteristics of a robot are its versatility or capacity to perform movements and various tasks, and its aptitude to present an autonomous behaviour. However, this autonomy is far to be complete and the man presence in the control room is necessary to carry out the remotely controlled operations. The first chapter recalls the evolution of the tele-operation systems (TS) and goes on with the description of the methods and technologies used to build the main sub-parts of a TS: mechanical parts (chapter 2), actuators (chapter 3), haptic feedbacks (chapter 4), direct control (chapter 5), servo-controls (chapter 6), stress feedback assistance (chapter 7). The last three chapters deals with the application of robots and remote handling systems: interventions in nuclear and hazardous environments, remote handling in field works, and medical applications. (J.S.)

  8. Operating manual for the Tower Shielding Facility

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    This manual provides information necessary to operate and perform maintenance on the reactor systems and all equipment or systems which can affect their operation or the safety of personnel at the Tower Shielding Facility. The first four chapters consist of introductory and descriptive material of benefit to personnel in training, the qualifications required for training, the responsibilities of the personnel in the organization, and the procedures for reviewing proposed experiments. Chapter 8, Emergency Procedures, is also a necessary part of the indoctrination of personnel. The procedures for operation of the Tower Shielding Reactor (TSR-II), its water cooling system, and the main tower hoists are outlined in Chapters 5, 6, and 7. The Technical Specification surveillance requirements for the TSR-II are summarized in Chapter 9. The maintenance and calibration schedule is spelled out in Chapter 10. The procedures for assembly and disassembly of the TSR-II are outlined in Chapter 11

  9. Tensor norms and operator ideals

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    The three chapters of this book are entitled Basic Concepts, Tensor Norms, and Special Topics. The first may serve as part of an introductory course in Functional Analysis since it shows the powerful use of the projective and injective tensor norms, as well as the basics of the theory of operator ideals. The second chapter is the main part of the book: it presents the theory of tensor norms as designed by Grothendieck in the Resumé and deals with the relation between tensor norms and operator ideals. The last chapter deals with special questions. Each section is accompanied by a series of exercises.

  10. Chapter I: Landscape and its representation

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    This chapter contains and defines the basic concepts, represents the landscape in schematic way, demonstrates the concepts in form of pictures (landscape as a whole, its individual components and structures), graphic forms, including the historical and the present representation of landscape in artistic works. Definition of landscape and schemes of the basic concepts are included. It consists of next subchapters: (1) Landscape - material reality - fragment of geographical sphere; (2) Landscape, its elements, and relationships; (3) Landscape structure; (4) Definition of the landscape; (5) Landscape characteristics; Methodology used for compilation of the Landscape Atlas of the SR; (6) Conception of the Landscape Atlas of the Slovak Republic; Historical representation of landscape; (7) Development of representation of the selected landscape types; Slovak landscape in fine arts

  11. Environment-effect reporting. Chapter 6

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    Environment-effect reporting is a tool in the resolution of one or more government bodies about activities which may have important disadvantageous impacts upon the environment. This chapter gives a treatment of environment-effect reporting as a process consisting of the preparation, draw-up, judgement and use of an environment-effect report (MER), followed by an evaluation. The contentsof an environment-effect report are indicated. The role of environment-effect reporting in relation with other procedures is discussed. Some experience with the application of environment-effect reporting is presented and a number of experiences in the application are discussed. (H.W.). 5 refs.; 3 figs.; 3 tabs

  12. Mercury and halogens in coal: Chapter 2

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    Kolker, Allan; Quick, Jeffrey C.; Granite, Evan J.; Pennline, Henry W.; Senior, Constance L.

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    Apart from mercury itself, coal rank and halogen content are among the most important factors inherent in coal that determine the proportion of mercury captured by conventional controls during coal combustion. This chapter reviews how mercury in coal occurs, gives available concentration data for mercury in U.S. and international commercial coals, and provides an overview of the natural variation in halogens that influence mercury capture. Three databases, the U.S. Geological Survey coal quality (USGS COALQUAL) database for in-ground coals, and the 1999 and 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Information Collection Request (ICR) databases for coals delivered to power stations, provide extensive results for mercury and other parameters that are compared in this chapter. In addition to the United States, detailed characterization of mercury is available on a nationwide basis for China, whose mean values in recent compilations are very similar to the United States in-ground mean of 0.17 ppm mercury. Available data for the next five largest producers (India, Australia, South Africa, the Russian Federation, and Indonesia) are more limited and with the possible exceptions of Australia and the Russian Federation, do not allow nationwide means for mercury in coal to be calculated. Chlorine in coal varies as a function of rank and correspondingly, depth of burial. As discussed elsewhere in this volume, on a proportional basis, bromine is more effective than chlorine in promoting mercury oxidation in flue gas and capture by conventional controls. The ratio of bromine to chlorine in coal is indicative of the proportion of halogens present in formation waters within a coal basin. This ratio is relatively constant except in coals that have interacted with deep-basin brines that have reached halite saturation, enriching residual fluids in bromine. Results presented here help optimize mercury capture by conventional controls and provide a starting point for

  13. Chapter 40: history of neurology in France.

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    2010-01-01

    The history of neurology in France is characterized by the very high degree of centralization in that country where "everything seems to happen in Paris," and yet the considerable degree of autonomous diversity in the evolution of some other medical schools such as Montpellier and Strasbourg. It could be argued that France saw the birth of clinical neurology as a separate discipline since Jean Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière Hospital obtained a chair of diseases of the nervous system in 1892, a first in the history of the academic world. The chapter shows, however, that the work of Charcot was preceded by a long evolution in medical thinking, which culminated with the introduction of experimental medicine developed by Claude Bernard and François Magendie, and by the study of aphasia by Paul Broca and its localization of language in a specific area of the brain. Many of the great neurologists of France like Duchenne de Boulogne, Gilles de la Tourette, Joseph Babinski and Pierre Marie gravitated around Charcot while others like Charles-Edward Brown-Sequard and Jules Dejerine developed their talents independently. The history of Sainte-Anne Hospital further illustrates this independence. It also shows the relation between neurology and psychiatry with Henri Ey, Jean Delay and Pierre Deniker, who collaborated with Henri Laborit in the clinical development of chlorpromazine. Sainte Anne also saw the birth of modern neuropsychology with Henry Hécaen. Jean Talairach and his group developed human stereotaxic neurosurgery and a 3-dimensional brain atlas that is used around the world. The chapter also mentions institutions (the CNRS and INSERM) that have contributed to developments partially independently from medical schools. It concludes with a presentation of schools located outside of Paris that have played a significant role in the development of neurology. Six of the most important ones are described: Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lyon, and

  14. Caminhos e invenções da santidade feminina em Portugal nos séculos XVII e XVIII : Alguns, dados, problemas e sugestões

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    This work draws on available data and factual examples (particularly from the feminine social sphere) to establish the relationship between, on the one hand, a growing search for sanctity during the XVII century and the first half of the XVIII, and, on the other hand, the proclamation of silent prayer and contemplation which should be practiced by the secular world. Due to these circumstances and concurrent fear of degradation of spiritual life, we try to describe in this research work the ne...

  15. Estela de Tuiia, arquero del rey: Traducción de una estela egipcia de la dinastía XVIII al castellano

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación, transliteración y traducción de una estela egipcia de la Dinastía XVIII creada en honor a Tuiia, un arquero y sirviente personal del rey. La estela nos ofrece una puerta de acceso a los ritos funerarios y las relaciones familiares en el contexto del universo cultural del Reino Nuevo. El documento se encuentra preservado en el Museo Británico

  16. Fiscal year 1990 estimated national average monthly payments for extended care services under Part A of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act--HRSA Notice.

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    This notice announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 1990 estimated national average monthly payments for Medicare extended care services under part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act. This information is provided for the purpose of determining the limitation on total payments to States under title XXIV of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, section 2401(a), part A--Formula Grants to States for Home and Community Based Health Services, with respect to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). PMID:10106393

  17. Análisis metrológico de la planimetria empleada en el antiguo Reino de Valencia durante los siglos XVII, XVIII y XIX

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    [EN] ENGLISH ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS TITLE: METROLOGICAL ANALYSIS ABOUT THE PERFORMED PLANIMETRY ON THE OLD KINGDOM OF VALENCIA OVER THE XVII, XVIII AND XIX CENTURIES. In this thesis, the author make a study about the used units on the Old Kingdom of Valencia, since the XVII century until mid XIX century. In order to do this, two paragraphs have been reorganized. On the first one, the author analyse metrics systems as a whole, its origin, the units, its geographical location, the mea...

  18. Numerical Prediction of Dust. Chapter 10

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    Benedetti, Angela; Baldasano, J. M.; Basart, S.; Benincasa, F.; Boucher, O.; Brooks, M.; Chen, J. P.; Colarco, P. R.; Gong, S.; Huneeus, N.; Jones, L; Lu, S.; Menut, L.; Mulcahy, J.; Nickovic, S.; Morcrette, J.-J.; Perez, C.; Reid, J. S.; Sekiyama, T. T.; Tanaka, T.; Terradellas, E.; Westphal, D. L.; Zhang, X.-Y.; Zhou, C.-H.

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    Covers the whole breadth of mineral dust research, from a scientific perspective Presents interdisciplinary work including results from field campaigns, satellite observations, laboratory studies, computer modelling and theoretical studies Explores the role of dust as a player and recorder of environmental change This volume presents state-of-the-art research about mineral dust, including results from field campaigns, satellite observations, laboratory studies, computer modelling and theoretical studies. Dust research is a new, dynamic and fast-growing area of science and due to its multiple roles in the Earth system, dust has become a fascinating topic for many scientific disciplines. Aspects of dust research covered in this book reach from timescales of minutes (as with dust devils, cloud processes, and radiation) to millennia (as with loess formation and oceanic sediments), making dust both a player and recorder of environmental change. The book is structured in four main parts that explore characteristics of dust, the global dust cycle, impacts of dust on the Earth system, and dust as a climate indicator. The chapters in these parts provide a comprehensive, detailed overview of this highly interdisciplinary subject. The contributions presented here cover dust from source to sink and describe all the processes dust particles undergo while travelling through the atmosphere. Chapters explore how dust is lifted and transported, how it affects radiation, clouds, regional circulations, precipitation and chemical processes in the atmosphere, and how it deteriorates air quality. The book explores how dust is removed from the atmosphere by gravitational settling, turbulence or precipitation, how iron contained in dust fertilizes terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and about the role that dust plays in human health. We learn how dust is observed, simulated using computer models and forecast. The book also details the role of dust deposits for climate reconstructions

  19. Report on the Payroll System. MORE: Management Operations Review & Evaluation.

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    Doody, Robert J.; And Others

    Designed to improve the long-term operational efficiency of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Schools (MCPS) payroll system, this study begins with an executive summary, including a set of recommendations and a chapter-by-chapter synopsis. Following an introduction to the study and a general description of the payroll system in chapters 1…

  20. Moving forward with imperfect information: chapter 19

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    Averyt, Kristen; Brekke, Levi D.; Kaatz, Laurna; Welling, Leigh; Hartge, Eric H.; Iseman, Tom

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    This chapter summarized the scope of what is known and not known about climate in the Southwestern United States. There is now more evidence and more agreement among climate scientists about the physical climate and related impacts in the Southwest compared with that represented in the 2009 National Climate Assessment (Karl, Melillo, and Peterson 2009). However, there remain uncertainties about the climate system, the complexities within climate models, the related impacts to the biophysical environment, and the use of climate information on decision making. Uncertainty is introduced in each step of the climate planning-an-response process--in the scenarios used to drive the climate models, the information used to construct the models, and the interpretation and use of the model' data for planning and decision making (Figure 19.1). There are server key challenge, drawn from recommendations of the authors of this report, that contribute to these uncertainties in the Southwest: - There is a dearth of climate observations at high elevations and on the lands of Native nations.

  1. Ladybeetles (Coccinellidae. Chapter 8.4

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    Full Text Available The majority of Coccinellidae are beneficial predators and they have received considerable research attention because of their potential as biological control agents. Indeed the role of coccinellids as predators of pest insects has been a major factor in the movement of coccinellids between countries. The commercial production of coccinellids by biological control companies and local producers led to a rapid increase in distribution thoughout the 1990’s. To date, 13 alien coccinellid species have been documented in Europe; 11 of these are alien to Europe (two are alien to Great Britain and Sweden but native within Europe. The distribution of alien coccinellids in Europe mirrors the biogeographical distribution and patterns of introduction. Some species have dispersed widely; Harmonia axyridis has spread rapidly from countries where it was deliberately introduced to many others across Europe. The ecological and economic impacts of alien coccinellids are not well documented. In this chapter we provide an overview of the temporal and spatial patterns of alien coccinellids in Europe.

  2. Energy. Chapter 4; Energia. Capitulo 4

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    This chapter stands out that the infrastructure for the electric energy generation, as well as the one departing from fossil fuels has been the responsibility of two institutions with great solvency in the scope of engineering: the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). It is presented here the energy future in a sustainable context; a prospective study to year 2050; a strategic proposal of Petroleos Mexicanos; the forecast of the oil industry in Mexico and a technological prospective of the energy. [Spanish] En este capitulo se destaca que la infraestructura para la generacion de energia, tanto electrica como a partir de combustibles fisiles ha corrido a cargo de dos instituciones con gran solvencia en el ambito de la ingenieria: la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) y Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Se presenta el futuro de la energia en un contexto sustentable; un estudio prospectivo al ano 2050; una propuesta estrategica de Petroleos Mexicanos; la prospectiva de la industria petrolera en Mexico y; una prospectiva tecnologica de la energia.

  3. Chapter 3: Small molecules and disease.

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    Full Text Available "Big" molecules such as proteins and genes still continue to capture the imagination of most biologists, biochemists and bioinformaticians. "Small" molecules, on the other hand, are the molecules that most biologists, biochemists and bioinformaticians prefer to ignore. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that small molecules such as amino acids, lipids and sugars play a far more important role in all aspects of disease etiology and disease treatment than we realized. This particular chapter focuses on an emerging field of bioinformatics called "chemical bioinformatics"--a discipline that has evolved to help address the blended chemical and molecular biological needs of toxicogenomics, pharmacogenomics, metabolomics and systems biology. In the following pages we will cover several topics related to chemical bioinformatics. First, a brief overview of some of the most important or useful chemical bioinformatic resources will be given. Second, a more detailed overview will be given on those particular resources that allow researchers to connect small molecules to diseases. This section will focus on describing a number of recently developed databases or knowledgebases that explicitly relate small molecules--either as the treatment, symptom or cause--to disease. Finally a short discussion will be provided on newly emerging software tools that exploit these databases as a means to discover new biomarkers or even new treatments for disease.

  4. Los boticarios del hospital Real de Santiago de Compostela en el siglo XVIII

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    The present work tries to illustrate the life and work of the professionals of a Pharmacy at an outstanding Spanish hospital in the 18th century. This centre, founded by the Catholic King and Queen (Fernando of Aragón and Isabel of Castilla in the late 15th century, will provide the professionals of Pharmacy with an original constitution that shall rule their lives beyond their pharmaceutical activity. The author aims to recreate the figure of the Institution´s Pharmacists, both on their professional aspects and on their projection on the urban society of their time. To do so, different sections focus on the obligations of the Pharmacists as drugs technicians and as Major Ministers of the Institution; Their interaction among the centre sanitary personnel and the conflicts that arise among the different professionals; their formation; their salary which is compared to those of similar professionals and even with those of other similar Spanish hospitals, the criteria for their promotion as well as their social origin and consideration their job gives them.



    El presente trabajo trata de dar a conocer la vida y la actividad de los profesionales de la Botica de un emblemático hospital español durante el siglo XVIII. Este Centro sanitario, fundado por los Reyes CatTerritorialidad y reproducción social: Los tinogasta en Belén, Catamarca, durante el siglo XVIII Territoriality and social reproduction: The tinogasta in Belen, Catamarca. 18th century

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone analizar las prácticas de territorialización desplegadas por los Tinogasta en Belén durante el siglo XVIII. Se analizaran los mecanismos jurídicos coloniales a partir de los cuales los Tinogasta buscaron "reterritorializar" su espacio, para recomponer sus condiciones de reproducción social. En este sentido, se observará cómo, frente a diversas prácticas de dominación, algunas poblaciones indígenas implementaron estrategias de resistencia, negociación y/o alianza para reinterpretar la realidad colonial y operar sobre ella. Así, lejos de ser meros espectadores pasivos de su dominio se transformaron en agentes de su reproducción social en un contexto de asimetría.This paper analyzes the practices of territorialization deployed by the Tinogasta in Belen through the 18th century. It will analyze how, through colonial legal mechanisms, the Tinogasta looked for "re-territorialize" their space in order to rebuild their conditions of social reproduction. We intend to observe how some Indian populations implemented multiple resistance, negotiation and/or alliance strategies against diverse domination practices in order to reinterpret -and operate on- the colonial reality. Then, far from being mere passive spectators of their dominance they became agents of their own social reproduction in an asymmetrical context.

  5. El retablo mayor de la iglesia de Santa Baia de Vedra en los siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Full Text Available This research deals with the study of the main altarpiece of thechurch of Santa Baia de Vedra, in the Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, one of the best examples of Galician Baroque polychrome wood sculpture, carved by Manuel de Leis around 1758. The structure and ornamentation are influenced by Galicia’s two principal eighteenth century architects, Fernando Casas y Novoa and Simón Rodríguez, and also by architectural treatises. Some of the images were carved at this time and others date from earlier. The first polychromy were not apply until a century later, in 1865, being its author Andrés Cardama.La presente investigación tiene por objeto el estudio del retablo mayor de la iglesia parroquial de Santa Baia de Vedra, perteneciente a la archidiócesis de Santiago de Compostela, una de los mejores obras de madera policromada del Barroco gallego, ejecutada por Manuel de Leis hacia 1758. La estructura y el aparato ornamental acusan la influencia de los dos grandes maestros de la Galicia del siglo XVIII, Fernando de Casas y Novoa y Simón Rodríguez, y de los tratados de arquitectura. Una parte de la imaginería se esculpe para este retablo y otra proviene de etapas anteriores. La primera policromía, encomendada a Andrés Cardama, no se administra hasta un siglo después, en 1865. [gl] O obxectivo da presente investigación é o estudo do retablo maior da igrexa parroquial de Santa Baia de Vedra, integrada na arquidiocese de Santiago de Compostela, unha das mellores obras de madeira policromada do Barroco galego, executada por Manuel de Leis preto de 1758. A estrutura e a decoración acusan a influencia dos dous grandes mestres da Galicia do século XVIII, Fernando de Casas y Novoa e Simón Rodríguez, e dos tratados de arquitectura. Algunhas imaxes escúlpense para este retablo e outras pertencen a etapas anteriores. A primeira policromía, encomendada a Andrés Cardama, non se administra ata un século máis tarde, en 1865.

  6. Ecological consequences of manipulative parasites: chapter 9

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    Lafferty, Kevin D.; Kuris, A. M.

    2012-01-01

    phrases such as “may ultimately infl uence community structure” (Kiesecker and Blaustein 1999), yet few demonstrate ecological effects. Here, we consider the conditions under which manipulative parasites might have a substantial ecological effect in nature and highlight those for which evidence exists (see also Chapter 10).

  7. Chapter 2: Optical Properties of the Water Column

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    Kiefer, D. A.; Collins, D. J.

    1994-01-01

    In this chapter, and in chapter 29, the basic inter-relationship between the flux of radiant energy through the water column and the fixation of carbon by the phytoplankton in the ocean through processes of photosynthesis or primary production will be discussed.

  8. Chapter A3. Cleaning of Equipment for Water Sampling

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    Wilde, Franceska D., (Edited By); Radtke, Dean B.; Gibs, Jacob; Iwatsubo, Rick T.

    1998-01-01

    The National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (National Field Manual) describes protocols and provides guidelines for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel who collect data used to assess the quality of the Nation's surface-water and ground-water resources. Chapter A3 describes procedures for cleaning the equipment used to collect and process samples of surface water and ground water and procedures for assessing the efficacy of the equipment-cleaning process. This chapter is designed for use with the other chapters of this field manual. Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters will be posted on the USGS page 'National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data.' The URL for this page is http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/twri9A/ (accessed September 20, 2004).

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    This manual is intended to provide a concise and comprehensive documentation of the operating procedures currently practiced at Sandia Laboratories with regard to the management, control, and accountability of radioactive and nuclear materials. The manual is divided into chapters which are devoted to the separate functions performed in nuclear material operations-management, control, accountability, and safeguards, and the final two chapters comprise a document which is also issued separately to provide a summary of the information and operating procedures relevant to custodians and users of radioactive and nuclear materials. The manual also contains samples of the forms utilized in carrying out nuclear material activities. To enhance the clarity of presentation, operating procedures are presented in the form of playscripts in which the responsible organizations and necessary actions are clearly delineated in a chronological fashion from the initiation of a transaction to its completion

  10. Nuclear material operations manual

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    This manual provides a concise and comprehensive documentation of the operating procedures currently practiced at Sandia National Laboratories with regard to the management, control, and accountability of nuclear materials. The manual is divided into chapters which are devoted to the separate functions performed in nuclear material operations-management, control, accountability, and safeguards, and the final two chapters comprise a document which is also issued separately to provide a summary of the information and operating procedures relevant to custodians and users of radioactive and nuclear materials. The manual also contains samples of the forms utilized in carrying out nuclear material activities. To enhance the clarity of presentation, operating procedures are presented in the form of playscripts in which the responsible organizations and necessary actions are clearly delineated in a chronological fashion from the initiation of a transaction to its completion

  11. Chapter 34 - Every Moment Counts: Synchrophasors for Distribution Networks with Variable Resources

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    Historically, with mostly radial power distribution and one-way power flow, it was only necessary to evaluate the envelope of design conditions, e.g., peak loads or fault currents, rather than continually observe the operating state. But the growth of distributed energy resources introduces variability, uncertainty, and opportunities to recruit diverse resources for grid services. This chapter addresses how the direct measurement of voltage phase angle might enable new strategies for managing distribution networks with diverse, active components.

  12. Seville City Hall Chapter Room ceiling decoration

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    Full Text Available The present article describes a chemical and physical study of the colour, chemical composition and mineral phases of the decorative materials in the Seville City Hall Chapter House ceiling. The findings showed that the inner most layer of material, calcite, was covered with white lead, in turn concealed under a layer of gilded bole. The ceiling underwent re-gilding, also over bole, due in all likelihood to wear on the original gold leaf. In the nineteenth century, the entire ceiling with the exception of the inscriptions was whitewashed with calcite and white lead. Silver was employed on King John I’s sword (coffer 27. Gold leaf was used to adorn the royal attributes: crowns, belts, sceptres, swords and rosary beads. The high reliefs were likewise gilded. The pigments identified on the ceiling adornments included azurite, malachite, vermilion and gas black. A lime and ground dolomite mortar was used throughout.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es el estudio de diferentes aspectos, como el color, la composición química y las fases mineralógicas presentes en los diferentes materiales que forman la ornamentación del techo de la Sala Capitular del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, mediante métodos físicos y químicos. Nuestros resultados muestran que el dorado fue realizado sobre una capa de bol previamente depositada sobre una lámina de blanco de plomo que cubría un estrato de calcita. Posteriormente, y probablemente debido a alteraciones en el dorado original, el techo fue de nuevo dorado usando una técnica similar. En el siglo XIX, casi todo el techo, excepto las zonas con inscripciones, fue blanqueado usando una mezcla de calcita y blanco de plomo. Se empleó plata para cubrir la espada del rey Juan I (casetón 27. Finísimas láminas de oro se usaron para decorar los atributos reales: coronas, cinturones, cetros, espadas y rosarios. En diferentes partes de la decoración fueron detectados pigmentos como azurita, malaquita, bermellón y

  13. Operating system Google Android

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    This Bachelor thesis deals with the Operating system Google Android. In the introductory part the author describes the very history and a progressive development of the company Google and Android. The thesis focuses on the Operating system Google Android and contains some basic information about the system. The architecture is analysed in detail. Then the Bachelor thesis deals with the development of individual version of the system Android. Next chapters explain and deal with the topics And...

  14. Trasvase de religiones y culturas en el mundo mediterráneo del siglo XVIII. Renegados y conversos

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el contexto de la guerra corsaria, que sigue azotando el Mediterráneo en el siglo XVIII, nos encontramos con los esclavos o cautivos que viven a ambas orillas, muchos de los cuales reniegan del cristianismo y se hacen musulmanes o abandonan la religión musulmana y se convierten al cristianismo. Las razones del cambio de religión de los renegados y conversos, así como los efectos de su conversión son los principales aspectos que se analizan en el trabajo.ABSTRACT: In the context of the privateers wars, which were devastating and plundering the Mediterranean sea, one could find slaves and captives who were dwelling in both sides of the sea. Lot of them denied their religion and became Mohammedans or on the contrary Christians. The main reasons to explain this change of religion from renegades and converters, and also the consequences of their conversion are analysed in this piece of work.

  15. Aspectos climatológicos en las obras de funcionarios reales e ingenieros militares del siglo XVIII hispanoamericano

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    Full Text Available In the Eighteenth century, royal officials and military engineers achieved a considerable knowledge of American climates and their links with several subjects of natural and social reality. They remained long periods at the Hispanic colonies and the governments commended them the wholeness of the Empire and the resolution of many business connected to climate. Their research procedures were base on the collective action, as well as on the division of tasks.En el siglo XVIII, los funcionarios reales y los ingenieros militares alcanzaron un considerable conocimiento de los climas americanos y de sus vínculos con aspectos de la realidad natural y social. Permanecieron durante largos períodos en las colonias hispánicas y los gobiernos les encomendaron la integridad del imperio y la resolución de asuntos relacionados con el clima. Sus procedimientos de indagación se basaron en la acción colectiva, así como en la división de tareas.

  16. LA "BODEGA DEL AMOR" Y LA TRADICIÓN MÍSTICA EN UN TEXTO CHILENO DEL SIGLO XVIII

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    Lucía Invernizzi Santa Cruz

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    Full Text Available El artículo se refiere al Epistolario de una monja chilena del siglo XVIII, sor Josefa de los Dolores Peña y Lillo, y se centra en la consideración de la imagen mística de la "bodega del amor" que en el texto se transforma en "retrete del amor". A propósito de ello, se establece la vinculación del Epistolario con la tradición de la literatura mística española y se proponen sentidos para el relieve de lo íntimo y privado que esa transformación confiere a la imagen mística tradicionalThis article refers to the Epistolary of a Chilean nun of the 18th Century, Sister Josefa de los Dolores Peña y Lillo. It centers on the consideration of the mystical image of the "Love's storeroom", which in the text is transformed into the "Love privy". In relation to it, a link between the Epistolary and the tradition of the Spanish mystical literature is discussed, while different senses are suggested for the highlighting of the private and intimate which that transformation confers upon the traditional mystical image

  17. La naturaleza como percepción cultural. Montes y selvas en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, siglo XVIII

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    Edgardo Pérez Morales

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    Full Text Available El trabajo es una aproximación al mundo de las percepciones culturales sobre los principales entornos selváticos del Nuevo Reino de Granada durante el siglo XVIII, basada fundamentalmente en la consulta sistemática de fuentes primarias manuscritas y publicadas y apoyada en algunos aportes fundamentales de la perspectiva cultural de la historia ambiental y de la historia cultural del período de la Ilustración. En lo fundamental, se presentan las ideas, valoraciones, tensiones conflictivas y usos técnicos que se generaron desde los ámbitos perceptivos de los pobladores urbanos, las autoridades virreinales, algunos grupos indígenas y los hombres ilustrados. La noción de desierto, la sensibilidad del miedo o la categoría de “barbarie” se destacan entre los componentes principales de la percepción cultural de la época, estrechamente ligada a herencias europeas judeocristianas.

  18. Asentistas y fabricantes: el abastecimiento de armas y municiones al Estado en los siglos XVII y XVIII

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    Agustín GONZÁLEZ ENCISO

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    Full Text Available El artículo estudia cómo resolvía el Estado español el abastecimiento de armas en los siglos XVII y XVIII según la fórmula empresarial utilizada: qué tipo de empresario y qué tipo de organización empresarial. Ello lleva, en primer lugar, a una somera, pero necesaria descripción del sector, en concreto, la fabricación de cañones, de municiones y de fusiles. Esta parte incluye consideraciones sobre la organización empresarial y sobre los aspectos técnicos. El cuerpo del trabajo estudia la figura de los asentistas en cada sector: quiénes eran, qué otros negocios tenían, cuáles eran las características de los asientos, cuál era su relación con la Administración, si desarrollaban vínculos familiares, etc. Hasta 1760 dominó el abastecimiento por asiento, pero tras esa fecha el Estado cambió, en unos cuantos casos, hacia otras fórmulas, para pasar a ser un Estado fabricante. La última parte del artículo estudia esta época, sus circunstancias y las consecuencias que trajo en la producción, en el abastecimiento y en los empresarios.

  19. Más allá del telar: el mundo del trabajo femenino en la Asturias del siglo XVIII

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    Patricia Suárez Álvarez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En el Siglo de la Razón proliferaron los tratados dónde, por primera vez en la historia, se ponía de relieve la necesidad de educar de forma conveniente a las mujeres. Sin embargo, a pesar del reconocimiento que los Ilustrados otorgaron al sexo femenino, siguieron relegando a éstas a las paredes del hogar, exhortándoles a quedarse fuera del mundo del trabajo extra-doméstico, reservado sólo para los hombres de la familia. No obstante, la necesidad obligaba, y cuando los recursos u hombres de una casa escaseaban, la mujer tenía que salir a buscarse el sustento. Este es el caso de cientos de mujeres del Principado de Asturias, dónde, a mediados del siglo XVIII, la realidad femenina difería de lo que lo que se consideraba ideal. Este trabajo arrojará pues luz, en un campo hasta ahora desconocido: el del mundo profesional de las mujeres asturianas del Setecientos, dónde comprobaremos cómo en ocasiones llegaban a adquirir, gracias a su status profesional, papeles relevantes dentro de la sociedad.

  1. El color y su significado en los documentos cartográficos del Cuerpo de Ingenieros Militares del siglo XVIII

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    Margarita San Andrés Moya

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Los Documentos Cartográficos del Cuerpo de Ingenieros Militares del s. XVIII y las fuentes documentales asociadas a su ejecución tienen un gran interés histórico, artístico y cultural. En este artículo se analizan las fuentes relacionadas con las técnicas, los materiales y sus formas de aplicación. Se describen los pigmentos y colorantes recogidos en los distintos tratados relacionados con este arte, especialmente los referidos a la técnica del lavado, en los que, además, se hace referencia a los códigos de color según el elemento representado, el orden o secuencia de trabajo y las mezclas de colores. Puesto que se trata de documentos que en aquella época tuvieron una función eminentemente práctica, en su ejecución se seguían unas pautas determinadas, que permitían normalizar su lectura e interpretación. Desde la perspectiva de la Conservación-Restauración, la documentación estudiada aporta una información significativa relacionada con los materiales sobre los que se intervienen, la detección de procesos de degradación y la autentificación de documentos.

  2. Deletion of the basement membrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan type XVIII collagen causes hypertriglyceridemia in mice and humans.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein lipase (Lpl acts on triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in the peripheral circulation, liberating free fatty acids for energy metabolism or storage. This essential enzyme is synthesized in parenchymal cells of adipose tissue, heart, and skeletal muscle and migrates to the luminal side of the vascular endothelium where it acts upon circulating lipoproteins. Prior studies suggested that Lpl is immobilized by way of heparan sulfate proteoglycans on the endothelium, but genetically altering endothelial cell heparan sulfate had no effect on Lpl localization or lipolysis. The objective of this study was to determine if extracellular matrix proteoglycans affect Lpl distribution and triglyceride metabolism. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We examined mutant mice defective in collagen XVIII (Col18, a heparan sulfate proteoglycan present in vascular basement membranes. Loss of Col18 reduces plasma levels of Lpl enzyme and activity, which results in mild fasting hypertriglyceridemia and diet-induced hyperchylomicronemia. Humans with Knobloch Syndrome caused by a null mutation in the vascular form of Col18 also present lower than normal plasma Lpl mass and activity and exhibit fasting hypertriglyceridemia. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report demonstrating that Lpl presentation on the lumenal side of the endothelium depends on a basement membrane proteoglycan and demonstrates a previously unrecognized phenotype in patients lacking Col18.

  3. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitor peptides derived from the endostatin-containing NC1 fragment of human collagen XVIII.

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    Farias, Shirley L; Sabatini, Regiane A; Sampaio, Tatiana C; Hirata, Izaura Y; Cezari, Maria Helena S; Juliano, Maria A; Sturrock, Edward D; Carmona, Adriana K; Juliano, Luiz

    2006-05-01

    Extracellular matrix and soluble plasma proteins generate peptides that regulate biological activities such as cell growth, differentiation and migration. Bradykinin, a peptide released from kininogen by kallikreins, stimulates vasodilatation and endothelial cell proliferation. Various classes of substances can potentiate these biological actions of bradykinin. Among them, the best studied are bradykinin potentiating peptides (BPPs) derived from snake venom, which can also strongly inhibit angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) activity. We identified and synthesized sequences resembling BPPs in the vicinity of potential proteolytic cleavage sites in the collagen XVIII molecule, close to endostatin. These peptides were screened as inhibitors of human recombinant wild-type ACE containing two intact functional domains; two full-length ACE mutants containing only a functional C- or N-domain catalytic site; and human testicular ACE, a natural form of the enzyme that only contains the C-domain. The BPP-like peptides inhibited ACE in the micromolar range and interacted preferentially with the C-domain. The proteolytic activity involved in the release of BPP-like peptides was studied in human serum and human umbilical-vein endothelial cells. The presence of enzymes able to release these peptides in blood led us to speculate on a physiological mechanism for the control of ACE activities.

  4. Ingresos y egresos del tribunal del Santo Oficio de la nueva España en el siglo XVIII

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    Ruiz Islas, Alfredo

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available This article informs on the means through which the Inquisition of New Spain obtained the necessary resources and the way in which such resources were disposed of. Through the analysis of archive sources and chosen bibliography a series of tables have been built up showing the income and outcome entries as well as the corresponding amounts and percentages. It is the aim of this work to increase our knowledge of this institution by exploring a little known aspect of the same: that of the economy on which it was run.

    El artículo busca proporcionar información acerca de la manera en que la Inquisición novohispana obtenía en el siglo XVIII los recursos que permitían su correcto funcionamiento y, al tiempo, la forma en que los mismos se distribuían. Mediante el análisis de los datos contenidos en documentos de archivo, y en la bibliografía apropiada, se confeccionaron una serie de tablas que presentan los rubros que componían al ingreso y al egreso del Tribunal, así como sus montos y porcentajes, de los cuales sólo se incluye un par por razones de espacio. El objetivo es enriquecer el conocimiento existente sobre el Santo Oficio, explorando su vertiente menos conocida: la económica.

  5. Getting the Most from Pi Sigma Alpha Chapters: Exploring the Chapter Activity Grant Program and Its Multiplier Effects

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    Alexander, Robert M.

    2009-01-01

    The political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, has chapters in nearly 700 institutions across the United States. The organization sponsors many programs that can contribute a great deal to students of political science; however, many students are unaware of these opportunities. This article encourages chapter advisors to make use of these…

  6. Applied Space Systems Engineering. Chapter 17; Manage Technical Data

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    Kent, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Effective space systems engineering (SSE) is conducted in a fully electronic manner. Competitive hardware, software, and system designs are created in a totally digital environment that enables rapid product design and manufacturing cycles, as well as a multitude of techniques such as modeling, simulation, and lean manufacturing that significantly reduce the lifecycle cost of systems. Because the SSE lifecycle depends on the digital environment, managing the enormous volumes of technical data needed to describe, build, deploy, and operate systems is a critical factor in the success of a project. This chapter presents the key aspects of Technical Data Management (TDM) within the SSE process. It is written from the perspective of the System Engineer tasked with establishing the TDM process and infrastructure for a major project. Additional perspectives are reflected from the point of view of the engineers on the project who work within the digital engineering environment established by the TDM toolset and infrastructure, and from the point of view of the contactors who interface via the TDM infrastructure. Table 17.1 lists the TDM process as it relates to SSE.

  7. Chapter 19: HVAC Controls (DDC/EMS/BAS) Evaluation Protocol

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    Romberger, J.

    2014-11-01

    The HVAC Controls Evaluation Protocol is designed to address evaluation issues for direct digital controls/energy management systems/building automation systems (DDC/EMS/BAS) that are installed to control heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in commercial and institutional buildings. (This chapter refers to the DDC/EMS/BAS measure as HVAC controls.) This protocol may also be applicable to industrial facilities such as clean rooms and labs, which have either significant HVAC equipment or spaces requiring special environmental conditions. This protocol addresses only HVAC-related equipment and the energy savings estimation methods associated with installing such control systems as an energy efficiency measure. The affected equipment includes: Air-side equipment (air handlers, direct expansion systems, furnaces, other heating- and cooling-related devices, terminal air distribution equipment, and fans); Central plant equipment (chillers, cooling towers, boilers, and pumps). These controls may also operate or affect other end uses, such as lighting, domestic hot water, irrigation systems, and life safety systems such as fire alarms and other security systems. Considerable nonenergy benefits, such as maintenance scheduling, system component troubleshooting, equipment failure alarms, and increased equipment lifetime, may also be associated with these systems. When connected to building utility meters, these systems can also be valuable demand-limiting control tools. However, this protocol does not evaluate any of these additional capabilities and benefits.

  8. Operation and development 1999

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    This issue of the Technical Report on the Accelerators describes the operations for physics experiments and beam tests, various technical improvements and ongoing projects during the year 1999. As usual, the first chapter reports on the standard operation of GANIL with stable ions, with analysis of the beam time distribution and statistics, including failures. A major project was the production and subsequent acceleration, over a long period of time, of an intense 58Ni11+ beam produced using the MIVOC method, which contributed strongly to the discovery of the doubly-magic 48Ni element. The renovation and development program (Chapter 2), including methods for producing metallic ion beams, gathered speed thanks to the completion of SPIRAL. A large share of these projects were high-intensity oriented. This trend also obviously applies to projects directly linked to the THI operation. In a special test, a 1.3 x 1013 pps 13C beam (later raised to 2 x 1013 pps for several hours) was accelerated and extracted from SSC2 at an energy of 75 MeV/n. Simultaneously, comparisons were made between simulations and beam test results for a clearer understanding of space charge effects on accelerator transmission efficiency. Chapter 3 covers the THI related projects. The final chapter deals with IRRSUD. This project, which is funded and on the way to completion, uses low energy beams delivered by the two injector cyclotrons for industrial applications and research, such as nano-technologies and simulation of defects in solids. (author)

  9. Chapter No.6. Radioactive waste (RAW)

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    UJD SR supervises all phases of radioactive waste management at nuclear installations and final phases of institutional radioactive waste management. Total concentrates generation and minimisation trends during recent period (for NPP V1, NPP V2 Bohunice and NPP Mochovce) as well as increasing of their conditioning are presented. So nearly 8000 m3 of concentrates were stored at the end of year 2001, representing 75.5% of storage capacity at Bohunice site. Total amount of solid waste stored at VVER NPPs reached 3500 m3 at December 2001. The solid waste storage capacity of NPP V1 Bohunice is spent. NPP A1 Bohunice with a heterogeneous reactor using natural uranium, moderated by heavy water and cooled by CO2 had been in operation for 4 years. It was finally shut down in February 1977 after an accident (INES level 4). Main activities in 2001 were focused on an increasing of radwaste management safety by the waste solidification or storage improvement, especially in the case of inorganic spent fuel coolant. The total solid radwaste inventory in 2001 (including filters) represents cca 700 m3 of soft and pre-pressed not sorted waste, 700 m3 of sorted waste, more then 1 000 t of scrap and next 260 m3 of scrap in drums. The total volume of contaminated soils and concrete is more than 7200 m3. The volume of solid radwaste depends on the extent of dismantling works and following treatment, conditioning and disposal. The total volume is also increased by products of bituminization and cementation facilities in drums stored before conditioning at NPP A1 Bohunice site. The facilities focused only on treatment of radwaste from NPP A1 decommissioning are operated by the same operator as a part of this decommissioned nuclear installation. Experimental and research treatment plants are operated by VUJE. A facility for the treatment and conditioning of operational liquid radwaste from NPP Mochovce is under preparation and a start of construction is foreseen in 2004. The nuclear

  10. Los Pacientes del ‘Hospital de paisanos’ de Zamora en el Siglo XVIII

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    Pérez Álvarez, María José

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The numerous hospitals in existence in the city of Zamora in the Middle Ages were considerably streamlined in the Early Modern Era. The foundation of the Sotelo hospital in the 16th century and the La Encarnación hospital in the 17th century endowed the city with two main centres offering medical and health care. This study focused on an analysis of the patients who received care at the La Encarnación hospital, which was governed by the City Council and the Cathedral Chapter. A patient profile was constructed from admission and mortality records, depending on the case. However, the main focus was an analysis of the hospital’s area of influence, which was found to amply exceed its immediate geographical context.El gran número de hospitales que tuvo la ciudad de Zamora durante la Edad Media quedó notablemente simplificado en la época Moderna. La fundación en el siglo XVI del hospital de Sotelo y en el XVII de La Encarnación, supuso dotar a la ciudad con dos importantes centros que ofrecía atención médico-sanitaria. Este trabajo está centrado en el de La Encarnación, entre cuyos administradores se hallaban el Ayuntamiento y el Cabildo de la Catedral, y el objeto de análisis han sido los asistidos. A partir de los registros de ingreso y defunciones, dependiendo del momento, hemos trazado el perfil de los mismos, pero, sobre todo, nos hemos centrado en el radio de influencia del establecimiento, que, como hemos podido comprobar, superaba ampliamente el marco geográfico de emplazamiento.

  11. Chapter 22: Compressed Air Evaluation Protocol

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    Benton, N.

    2014-11-01

    Compressed-air systems are used widely throughout industry for many operations, including pneumatic tools, packaging and automation equipment, conveyors, and other industrial process operations. Compressed-air systems are defined as a group of subsystems composed of air compressors, air treatment equipment, controls, piping, pneumatic tools, pneumatically powered machinery, and process applications using compressed air. A compressed-air system has three primary functional subsystems: supply, distribution, and demand. Air compressors are the primary energy consumers in a compressed-air system and are the primary focus of this protocol. The two compressed-air energy efficiency measures specifically addressed in this protocol are: high-efficiency/variable speed drive (VSD) compressor replacing modulating compressor; compressed-air leak survey and repairs. This protocol provides direction on how to reliably verify savings from these two measures using a consistent approach for each.

  12. New Chapter in Exchange Rate Reform

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    2006-01-01

    Introduction of new trading model has multiple significance China's central bank invited public bidding among 10 major domestic commercial banks to carry out one-year-long currency swap transactions last November. This move, according to Zuo Xiaolei, Chief Economist of China Galaxy Securities Co. Ltd., not only enables financial derivatives to become an operational instrument for implementing monetary policy, but also represents another action of the marketization of the exchange rate regime after an ear...

  13. Chapter 9. Personnel qualification and training

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    In 1999 the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD) focused on the overall training system and on developing programmes for individual categories for NPP V-1 Bohunice, NPP V-2 Bohunice, NPP Mochovce and SE-VYZ. The fundamental theoretical and periodical training for both Bohunice and Mochovce NPPs personnel, simulator training for NPP Bohunice, and periodical simulator training for Bohunice personnel is carried out by the VUJE Training center in Trnava, whereas the simulator training and periodical training for NPP Mochovce is carried at Mochovce plant. Based on a successful passing of examination before the examining committee, UJD issues, a certificate on special professional skills of selected staff of nuclear installations for specific activity for the given type of nuclear installation and for the following positions: (a)Shift manager for scientific start up with the right of manipulation; (b) Shift supervisor; (c) Unit supervisor; (d) Primary circuit operator; (e) Secondary circuit operator; (f) Reactor physicist; (g) Shift manager for scientific start up without the right of manipulation. Examination of selected personnel is described. Last year the examining committee held twelve session for oral theoretical examination. The number of licenses issued in 1999 and the total number of valid licenses is given.Conclusions from inspections carried out by UJD and inspections and tests carried out by the NPP operators in 1999, as well as results from operation and start up of nuclear units confirm that the standard of professional skills of the staff at nuclear installations a high standard of operational safety is being achieved on a permanent basis. Increasing the qualification of UJD staff was done in a form of training and courses scheduled in the plan of training for the staff for 1999. These training, composed of specialized qualification study, functional study, as well as study aimed at maintaining qualification. Training courses organized

  14. Grandes de Portugal no século XVIII. Inventários da casa de Tavora, Atoguia e Aveiro (1758-1759

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    Manuel Benavente Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Cada país tiene sus casos historiográficos y Portugal no escapa a la regla. Tenemos muchos casos, muchas dudas, muchas historias. El dia 3 de septiembre de 1758 quedará para siempre envuelto en el misterio, lo que no impide que procuremos hacer la mayor luz posible sobre el tema del atentado contra el rey D. José, junto a la quinta de Belém. El atentado originó un proceso sumarísimo que en casi cuatro meses liquidó las Casas de Távora, Atouguia y Aveiro, así como a la Compañía de Jesús, con las monstruosas ejecuciones en el patíbulo de Belém del 13 de enero de 1759. Los inventarios y el secuestro de bienes ejecutados por orden de la Junta da Inconfidência, pueden servir tanto para medir la grandeza de las Casas, como también su situación social y financiera. Por estos inventarios se evidencia que estas Casas, que eran socialmente de las más consideradas en Portugal en el siglo XVIII, estaban bastante endeudadas. A mediados del siglo XVIII, la clase emergente de hombres de negocios y de prestamistas era, de hecho, la poseedora de los grandes activos de éstos y de otros Grandes de Portugal ya que los mismos servían de garantía a los créditos concedidos. Sin embargo, la aristocracia, profundamente endogámica, no se permitía ninguna contaminación con las clases adineradas, pero sin título. Este hecho nos sirve de punto de partida para llegar a conclusiones tangenciales de coyuntura para la década de los 50 del siglo XVIII, así como también de estructura, válidas éstas para todo el período pombalino, por lo que respecta a los Grandes de Portugal.Each country has its own histograph cases and Portugal is no exception. We have plenty of cases, lots of doubts and many histories. September 3 1758 will be forever a landmark shrouded in mistery, which doesn’t prevent our attempt to bring to the light, as much as possible, the attempt on D. José’s life, close to what was known as the place of Belém. The murder plot gave

  15. Chapter 9. Personnel qualification and training

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    The overall training system and the development of projects for training of all categories of NPP V-1, NPP V-2 Bohunice, SE-VYZ and NPP Mochovce staff were the subject of Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD) attention. During 2000, the following inspections were carried out on nuclear personnel training: (a) NPP Bohunice: an inspection focused on compliance with requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of Bohunice plant staff ; (b) NPP Mochovce: an inspection focused on compliance with the requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of NPP Mochovce staff; an inspection focused on verifying the simulator aided training; an inspection focused on checking the preparedness of NPP Mochovce operation and technical personnel for NPP Mochovce Unit 2 operation; (c) Technology for treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste Bohunice (BSC): an inspection focused on compliance with the requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of SE-VYZ staff; VUJE Trnava: verification of technical equipment and professional skills of VUJE Trnava staff and tasks arising out of the 'Authorisation on nuclear installation staff training'. Examinations of selected personnel were scheduled according to the plan of examining committee meetings. For each examined person written tests are generated by the computer from the database of test questions at the Training Centre of VUJE Trnava for individual positions - categories of selected staff of NPP V-1 and NPP V-2 Bohunice and NPP Mochovce so that the examination questions both in written and oral part equally cover individual facilities and regimes of operation of NPP. The database is continuously updated, thereby containing new questions resulting from the recent changes carried out at NPPs. A part of the examination in case of promotion to a higher position is the practical part, which is conducted under

  16. Miradas ilustradas: cambios en las imágenes de los «indios Patagones» de la América Austral a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Gentinetta, Martín Alejandro

    2010-01-01

    International audience Este trabajo se propone recuperar algunas de las imágenes construidas y difundidas en el Imperio Hispánico hacia fines del siglo XVIII sobre los pueblos de aborígenes denominados genéricamente Patagones. Al considerar diferentes tipos de fuentes propias de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII –diccionarios, enciclopedias, relatos de viajeros, obras de divulgación, etc.– se advierten construcciones opuestas sobre el origen, rasgos físicos, formas de vida y costumbres de e...

  17. Methodic of payment determination for environment pollution. Chapter 2

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    In the chapter 2 the methodic for determination of payments for environmental impacts from coal thermal power plant including the specifications of enterprises payments for harmful gases discharges into atmosphere and payments for solid wastes disposition is presented

  18. Part I. Chapter IV. Coldness is coming from Wienna

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    In this chapter author reviewed a political pressure of Austrian government and Austrian legislative assembly on Slovakia before fuel assembly insertion and commissioning of the Unit-1 of the Mochovce NPP. Mission of Walkdown II is described.

  19. Row erupts over axed chapter from Newt Gingrich book

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2012-02-01

    A chapter written by a respected climate scientist for a book co-edited by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been canned because its author asserts that humans are responsible for climate change.

  20. Seleucid, Demotic and Mediterranean mathematics versus Chapters VIII and IX of the Nine Chapters: accidental or significant similarities?

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    Similarities of geometrical diagrams and arithmetical structures of problems have often been taken as evidence of transmission of mathematical knowledge or techniques between China and “the West”. Confronting on one hand some problems from Chapter VIII of the Nine Chapters with comparable problems...... known from Ancient Greek sources, on the other a Seleucid collection of problems about rectangles with a subset of the triangle problems from Chapter IX, it is concluded, (1) that transmission of some arithmetical riddles without method – not “from Greece” but from a transnational community of traders...

  1. Fabricator opens next chapter in style

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    Knott, Terry

    1997-07-01

    The evolution of two offshore fabrication yards over twenty five years at Nigg and Ardersier on the Cromarty and Moray Firths in Scotland is traced. For most of the period since opening in 1972, the two yards operated as separate competing entities under the ownership of the construction companies Brown and Root and McDermott. In the early 1990s, market demand was shifting from the yard`s traditional base of fixed platforms to floating and subsea technology while competition in the fabrication industry was growing in Europe. In response to this market challenge, in 1995 the two companies entered into a joint venture to operate the two yards as one entity, Barmac. Within three months of the formation of Barmac, the decision was taken to focus participation in the traditional offshore market at Ardersier and redevelop Nigg to take advantage of the rapidly expanding marine business. The key to this has been the transformation of Nigg`s dormant graving dock into a dry dock capable of handling new market applications such as floating production systems, production jackups and semi-submersibles as newbuild, conversions or refurbishment. Two major construction contracts using the dock have already been secured by Barmac and other opportunities are opening up. Meanwhile, performance improvements have also been made in the traditional business at Ardersier. (UK)

  2. Chapter No.8. Personnel qualification and training

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    The overall training system and the development projects of training the staff of all categories from NPP V-1, NPP V-2 Bohunice, SE-VYZ and NPP Mochovce were the subject of UJD's attention. During 2001 following inspections were carried out on nuclear personnel training: - PP's Bohunice: an inspection focused on compliance with requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of Bohunice plant staff; - Mochovce NPP: an inspection focused on compliance with the requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of NPP Mochovce staff; - SE-VYZ: an inspection focused on compliance with the requirements for staff qualifications and compliance with the prescribed training of SE-VYZ staff. Training the staff of the NPP's Bohunice: - The fundamental and periodical theoretical training as sure as the fundamental and periodical simulator training is carried out by the VUJE Training centre in Trnava. - The fundamental practical training in the workplace and training for the change work- rank is carried at Bohunice plant. Training of the staff of the NPP Mochovce: - The fundamental and periodical theoretical training is carried out by the VUJE Training centre in Trnava. The fundamental practical training in the workplace and training for the change work- rank as well as the fundamental and periodical simulator training is carried at Mochovce plant. Based on a successful passing of examination before the examining committee, UJD issues a certificate on special professional skills of selected staff members of nuclear installations for specific activity for the given type of nuclear installation and for the following positions: 1. Scientific shift manager for start up with the right of manipulation; 2. Shift supervisor; 3. Unit supervisor; 4. Primary circuit operator; 5. Secondary circuit operator; 6. Reactor physicist; 7. Scientific shift manager for start up without the right of manipulation. Examinations of

  3. Aportes de los "intermediarios culturales" en la conformación de los paisajes fronterizos del norte de la patagonia a fines del siglo XVIII

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    A fines del siglo XVIII la Corona española envió expedicionarios a reconocer el norte de la Patagonia, un territorio dominado por grupos indígenas pero de importancia estratégica para los hispanocriollos. Los funcionarios del Virreinato del Río de la Plata que llevaron a cabo dichas exploraciones registraron sus impresiones en diarios de viaje que analizamos con el objetivo de examinar los modos en que el paisaje norpatagónico fue construido simbólicamente. Consideramos que dicho paisaje se c...

  4. De la cristiandad colonial a la Iglesia argentina. Perspectivas de investigación en historia religiosa de los siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda en su primera parte algunos conceptos significativos para el estudio de la Iglesia rioplatense colonial y de la primera mitad del siglo XIX. En la segunda y tercera secciones se presenta un esquema general de las etapas del proceso de disolución del régimen de cristiandad indiano entre fines del siglo XVIII y la segunda mitad de la siguiente centuria, y se proponen algunas líneas de investigación que el autor considera importante desarrollar a partir del estado actual de los estudios.

  5. De la cristiandad colonial a la Iglesia argentina. Perspectivas de investigación en historia religiosa de los siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Roberto Di Stefano

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    Este artículo aborda en su primera parte algunos conceptos significativos para el estudio de la Iglesia rioplatense colonial y de la primera mitad del siglo XIX. En la segunda y tercera secciones se presenta un esquema general de las etapas del proceso de disolución del régimen de cristiandad indiano entre fines del siglo XVIII y la segunda mitad de la siguiente centuria, y se proponen algunas líneas de investigación que el autor considera importante desarrollar a partir del estado actual de ...

  6. La educación pública en la España del siglo XVIII. Pervivencias en la actualidad

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    Aragoneses Alonso, Miguel Ángel

    2013-01-01

    Este es un Trabajo de Fin de Grado de Educación Primaria, en el que se recogen las principales ideas ilustradas sobre la educación pública en el siglo XVIII en España y, además, se lleva a cabo una iniciación en investigación sobre las pervivencias de dichos principios en la actualidad. Se utiliza un método mixto, es decir, cualitativo y cuantitativo, ya que se realizan entrevistas y cuestionarios a profesionales de la educación actual, para terminar concluyendo que hay un alto...

  7. Arquitectura de madera en las misiones jesuíticas de chiquitos (Bolivia) del siglo XVIII y sus orígenes prehispánicos y europeos

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    Las actuales poblaciones de Concepción, San José, San Javier, San Miguel, Santa Ana y San Rafael, seis de las diez antiguas reducciones de las Misiones Jesuíticas de Chiquitos (Bolivia), fundadas a principios del siglo XVIII, representan el mejor ejemplo de pueblos vivos, por la conservación de su patrimonio tangible, como el conjunto religioso e intangible como sus tradiciones y costumbres adoptadas desde el periodo misional. Por este motivo fueron declaradas el año 1990, Patrimonio Cultural...

  8. Las exploraciones oceánicas españolas del siglo XVIII y los envíos de plantas y animales desde América

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    Pablo Núñez, Luis

    2015-01-01

    Las exploraciones oceánicas españolas del siglo XVIII y los envíos de plantas y animales desde América", en: De Beni, Matteo (ed.): De los descubrimientos a las taxonomías: La botánica y la zoología en la lengua española del Renacimiento a la Ilustración. Mantova: Universitas Studiorum (Pliegos Hispánicos. Serie Intersecciones; 1), pp. 229-260. ISBN 978-88-97683-88-9.

  9. Sotos con santos en lienzos y esculturas. La apropicación de la imagen religiosa en la Provincia de Antioquia, segunda mitad del siglo XVIII

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    María Cristina Pérez Pérez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone indagar la importancia de las imágenes religiosas para la Provincia de Antioquia en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, basándose fundamentalmente en dos ejes de análisis: los circuitos comerciales establecidos para el ingreso de objetos religiosos a la provincia y el valor de la imagen para la sociedad colonial. Con ello se pretende, además, hacer un acercamiento a un campo de estudio que ha sido poco explorado por la historiografía antioqueña, como lo es historia cultural del arte colonial.

  10. Dispensas y libros secretos de matrimonios en la segunda mitad del siglo xviii y la primera del xix en actuales territorios argentinos

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    Siegrist, Nora

    2014-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se analizan fuentes en archivos y obras de la bibliografía europea e Hispanoamericana vinculados al Derecho Canónico en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX. Los Libros Secretos de Matrimonios, escasamente conocidos, revelan la existencia de una realidad justamente secreta, de allí que pocos tuvieron acceso a un material guardado a través del tiempo por la Iglesia Católica. Motivaciones disímiles como consanguinidad directa, primer grado de afinidad en ...

  11. Dispensas y libros secretos de matrimonios en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX en actuales territorios argentinos

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    Nora Siegrist

    2014-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se analizan fuentes en archivos y obras de la bibliografía europea e Hispanoamericana vinculados al Derecho Canónico en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX. Los Libros Secretos de Matrimonios, escasamente conocidos, revelan la existencia de una realidad justamente secreta, de allí que pocos tuvieron acceso a un material guardado a través del tiempo por la Iglesia Católica. Motivaciones disímiles como consanguinidad directa, primer grado de afinidad en ...

  12. Notas para una historia de la infancia en Buenos Aires : Fines del siglo XVIII-primeras décadas del siglo XIX

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    Cowen, Miguel Pablo

    2001-01-01

    En este trabajo analizaremos principios a nuestro entender indispensables, a tener en cuenta como coadyuvantes para el conocimiento de la situación de la infancia porteña a fines del período Tardo Colonial y primeros años del siglo XVIII. Nos concentraremos en el análisis de: conceptos tenidos como universalmente válidos, pero de dudosa vigencia en sociedades distintas a las de Europa Occidental y América del Norte. En la problemática planteada por la búsqueda y selección de fuentes primarias...

  13. Algunas propuestas didácticas sobre el teatro español del siglo XVIII / Some didactic studies on the Spanish theatre of the 18th century

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    Malén Álvarez Franco

    2009-01-01

    Resumen: Nuestro trabajo pretende analizar las propuestas didácticas reales llevadas a cabo en distintos institutos de la comunidad extremeña y madrileña en torno al teatro del siglo XVIII. Desde este punto de partida, es nuestra intención proponer nuevas vías de trabajo que no se recogen en los manuales de aula al uso, amplificando de este modo la cultura teatral del alumnado para estos niveles.Abstract: This essay aims to analyze the actual didactic strategies carried out in different se...

  14. Fortines y pueblos en Buenos Aires del siglo XVIII. ¿Una política de urbanización para la frontera?

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    Mariana Canedo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Although the urban development in America was not exclusive of the European colonization, the foundation of towns and cities constituted a specific politics of conquest and colonial dominance. During the second half of the XVIII century and under the government of the Borbones, the politics established seemed to accompany the increase and growth of the cities and the towns in Spanish America, and to incentivate the urbanization of the areas of frontier of their Empire. Two queries articulate this work. Can the proposals formulated by the colonial authorities for Buenos Aires be located inside the urbanization politics proposed by the Borbones for frontier areas in Spanish America ? If this was this way, what concretion level has this politics had during the last decades of colonial bond? The establishment of towns will be studied for the case of Buenos Aires during the last decades of the XVIII century.Aunque el desarrollo urbano en América no fue privativo de la colonización europea, la fundación de pueblos y ciudades constituyó una política específica de conquista y dominación colonial. Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y bajo el gobierno de los Borbones, las políticas establecidas parecieron acompañar el aumento y crecimiento de las ciudades y los pueblos en Hispanoamérica, e incentivar la urbanización de las zonas de frontera de su Imperio. Dos interrogantes articulan este trabajo. ¿Pueden ubicarse las propuestas formuladas por las autoridades coloniales para Buenos Aires dentro de la política de urbanización propuesta por los Borbones para zonas de frontera en Hispanoamérica? Si esto fue así, ¿qué nivel de concreción ha tenido dicha política durante las últimas décadas de vínculo colonial? Se estudiará el establecimiento de pueblos para el caso de Buenos Aires durante las últimas décadas del siglo XVIII.

  15. Un corpus para la historia del español en Nicaragua: edición de documentos oficiales del siglo XVIII (1704-1756)

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    José Luis RAMÍREZ LUENGO

    2011-01-01

    La historia lingüística de Nicaragua constituye todavía un auténtico hueco en blanco en la reconstrucción diacrónica del español americano. El presente trabajo pretende facilitar un primer corpus documental filológicamente fiable que contribuya al estudio del español nicara-güense del siglo XVIII. Se lleva a cabo aquí la edición de un conjunto de 22 documentos, en general breves y todos ellos hoy depositados en el Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla), escritos en los principales centros coloni...

  16. Claves para alcanzar la gracia: instrumentos de organización utilizados en la biblioteca del convento grande de San Francisco de México, siglo XVIII

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    Robert Endean Gamboa

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    En la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, la biblioteca del Convento Grande de San Francisco de la ciudad de México fue escenario de la experimentación realizada por un fraile, a quien se habían asignado las tareas de bibliotecario. Fray Francisco Antonio de la Rosa Figueroa, llevado por su celo religioso, emprendió el control de la biblioteca para evitar la herejía, aunque muy pronto sus afanes lo llevaron por los caminos de la organización bibliotecaria. Como resultado de sus esfuerzos, dejó con...

  17. La prefijación en gramáticas y diccionarios del español (siglos XVIII-XX)

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    [ES] El objetivo principal de esta tesis es revisar el tratamiento gramatical y lexicográfico de los prefijos y del procedimiento de prefijación en español desde una perspectiva histórica. Para ello, estudiamos una amplia nómina de gramáticas y diccionarios del español publicados a lo largo de los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX, pertenecientes tanto a la corriente no académica como a la tradición académica. Nuestro propósito se centra en revisar el tratamiento de los prefijos en los textos que for...

  18. ¿Activos desde cuándo? La edad de acceso al mercado de trabajo en la España del siglo XVIII

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    Este trabajo trata sobre la edad a la que niños y niñas accedían al trabajo remunerado en la España del siglo XVIII. Utilizando como fuente los Memoriales del Catastro de Ensenada (1751-1753), se propone la edad de diez años como edad media de acceso, a partir de la cual se puede calcular la tasa de actividad. La Mancha era una región rica en industria rural, sobre todo de manufacturas textiles, que abastecían al mercado madrileño, el de otras ciudades e incluso al colonial, y que generaban u...

  19. La poesía inglesa de la naturaleza en el siglo XVIII y su influencia en Meléndez Valdés

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    2007-01-01

    ‘Nature’ es una palabra clave a comienzos del siglo XVIII que aparece en todos los campos del conocimiento; el término es repetido una y otra vez por los críticos literarios, y así Pope aconsejará a los poetas: «First follow Nature, and your Judgment frame/By her just Standards, which is still the same», Essay on Criticism. Bajo la influencia de Descartes, de Newton y de Locke, la belleza viene a significar armonía, equilibrio y orden perfecto. Durante el primer cuarto del XVII...

  20. The Russian Orthodox Church in Religious Space of Kazakhstan: Stages and Peculiarities of Institutional Model (XVIII – Beginning of ХХ Centuries

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    Yuliya A. Lysenko

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    Full Text Available The article features attempts on analyzing the cultural – historic situation, which conditioned the formation of orthodox population and institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan in XVIII – beginning of XX centuries. The article also features the construction techniques of diocesan, parochial schools in the region and the main activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan. The results of complex analysis let determine the decree of integration effectiveness in cultural-religious space of the region, to reveal influential objective and subjective factors.

  1. Should We Abolish Chapter 11? Evidence from Canada.

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    Fisher, Timothy C G; Martel, Jocelyn

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    Chapter 11 has been severely criticized over the last decade. Some American jurists arguing in favor of revising Chapter 11 have raised the possibility that the Canadian reorganization system might be a good alternative. This article examines data on firms undergoing reorganization under the Canadian bankruptcy system and argues that there are fruitful lessons to be learned from the Canadian experience with court-supervised reorganization. Canadian reorganization plans have very high rates of...

  2. Volume 3 Chapter 1: Mitigation and adaptation to climate change

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    This chapter focuses on the needs and opportunities as well as the constraints and barriers with respect to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. While the chapter concentrates mainly on Austria, information is provided on the global and EU level to the extent they are relevant for Austria. Section 1.1 discusses the targets already specified for mitigation at the global level, as well as technologies that are already available or are emerging with the potential to meet the challenges a...

  3. Usos y acepciones de chino, china en el norte del Perú, siglos XVIII-XIX

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    Luis Andrade Ciudad

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenSe estudian los usos de la palabra chino, china en el norte peruano, entre los siglos XVIII y XIX, a partir de documentos históricos y coplas de la lírica popular. En contra de propuestas anteriores, se confirma el uso efectivo del término, sobre todo en su forma femenina, y se postulan dos acepciones: la primera, vinculada a la terminología de castas, alude a un tipo de mestizaje que une los troncos indio y africano, con un componente menor, variable, de “sangre blanca”, mientras que la segunda hace referencia a una mujer joven, generalmente campesina. Se estudia también el uso de la palabra como una fórmula de apelación a la amada en la lírica popular y se concluye que, aunque probablemente esta fórmula se derivó de la terminología racial, la palabra rápidamente adquirió matices afectivos positivos, con lo cual permitió aludir a la mujer cercana, aquella que era posible cortejar. Se sugiere que la antigua acepción ‘criada’, central en las fuentes coloniales del XVI y el XVII, se empezó a desdibujar en el período estudiado y, en línea con trabajos previos, se postula una competencia entre este lexema y la palabra homófona referida a las migrantes asiáticas desde fines del XIX.Palabras clave: categorización racial de seres humanos, lexicología, norte del Perú, siglos XVIII y XIXAbstractThis paper studies the uses of the word chino, china in northern Peru in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, via historical documents and popular poetry couplets. Contrary to previous proposals, we corroborate the actual use of this term, especially in its feminine form, and we propose two possible meanings for it: the first, linked to caste terminology, refers to a type of “racial mix” between “Indian” and “African”, with a minor and variable component of “white blood”, while the second refers to a young woman, usually a peasant. We also examine the use of the word as a formulaic

  4. DE ESPIRITUALES A HISTÉRICAS: LAS BEATAS DEL SIGLO XVIII EN LA NUEVA ESPAÑA

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    ALEJANDRA ARAYA ESPINOZA

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    Full Text Available Los procesos inquisitoriales a beatas por ilusas y alumbradas en la Nueva España, durante el siglo XVIII, muestran cómo la "anormalidad" del modelo de espiritualidad místico y ascético, al que las mujeres fueron tan proclives en dicha centuria, pasó al campo del discurso médico. La mirada masculina se desconcierta con la continuidad de los signos exteriores de la espiritualidad femenina, son sus cuerpos el medio por el cual dan cuenta de que algo fuera de lo normal las identifica: arrobamientos, posesiones, ataques, temblores y mal de corazón, entre otros. En las beatas, estos fenómenos desconciertan y son considerados más sospechosos, por cuanto ellas suelen ser mujeres pobres y simples -al decir de los religiosos- que viven de forma indenpendiente y hacen de la vida religiosa una forma de subsistencia. Este trabajo muestra cómo los inquisidores se suman a la lógica racionalista del siglo institucionalizando la asociación entre fenómenos místicos, locura e histeria en las mujeres. El cuerpo femenino, su extrañeza y la incomodidad que provoca en toda sociedad, permite en la sociedad occidental y en el espacio colonial realizar los primeros usos legales de la histeria como devaluación del verbo y la acción de las mujeres en el gran relato de la historiaThe inquisitorial trials of pious women on the charges of being deluded and spellbound in the New Spain, during the XVIII century, show how the ""abnormality" of the mistic and ascetic model of spirituality to which women were so fond of in said century moved in to the realm of the medical discourse. The male look is bewildered by the continuity of the external signs of female sprirituality, their bodies are the means through which they account for something out the normalcy that identifies them: raptures, possessions, fits, shudders, and melancholy, among others. In the pious women, these phenomena puzzle the mind and are suspiciously considered in that they used to be poor and

  5. Intelligent Control and Health Monitoring. Chapter 3

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    Garg, Sanjay; Kumar, Aditya; Mathews, H. Kirk; Rosenfeld, Taylor; Rybarik, Pavol; Viassolo, Daniel E.

    2009-01-01

    Advanced model-based control architecture overcomes the limitations state-of-the-art engine control and provides the potential of virtual sensors, for example for thrust and stall margin. "Tracking filters" are used to adapt the control parameters to actual conditions and to individual engines. For health monitoring standalone monitoring units will be used for on-board analysis to determine the general engine health and detect and isolate sudden faults. Adaptive models open up the possibility of adapting the control logic to maintain desired performance in the presence of engine degradation or to accommodate any faults. Improved and new sensors are required to allow sensing at stations within the engine gas path that are currently not instrumented due in part to the harsh conditions including high operating temperatures and to allow additional monitoring of vibration, mass flows and energy properties, exhaust gas composition, and gas path debris. The environmental and performance requirements for these sensors are summarized.

  6. CUANDO LAS AFRENTAS SE LAVABAN CON SANGRE: HONOR, MASCULINIDAD Y DUELOS DE ESPADAS EN EL SIGLO XVIII CHILENO

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    Verónica Undurraga Schüler

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la relación entre honor y prácticas sociales en el siglo XVIII chileno, analizando la figura de los duelos o expresiones de violencia masculina formalizada. Junto con indagar en los mecanismos restitutorios del honor y su vinculación a los fundamentos de una masculinidad tradicional, reflexiona sobre las gamas de manejo social de dicho valor en el período señalado. Teóricamente se rescatan los aportes de la antropología y se hace un balance del tratamiento historiográfico del problema. Desde los registros judiciales se plantea el carácter transversal del honor en términos sociales y se aborda su "doble naturaleza" en cuanto espacio relacional y ámbito de confrontación de los individuos.This works deals with the relationship between honor and social practices in Chile's eighteenth century and analyzes formal duels or expressions of legalized masculine violence. This article explores various manifestations of the social ways used to deal with honor at that time, together with the inquiries about mechanisms used to restore honor and its links with traditional masculinity. Theoretically, this work rescues contributions made by anthropologists and provides an overview of how honor and masculinity have been examined in the historiography. Starting from judicial records, the article considers the transversal character of honor in social terms and approaches its "double significance" as both a relational space for people and as a sphere for the confrontation of individuals.

  7. Diálogos con la Reina de los Cielos. Visiones y locuciones de una monja chilena del siglo XVIII

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    Millar Carvacho, René

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses an unpublished text written by a nun in Santiago of Chile around the mid-eighteenth century. The text, written by her confessor’s command, recounts the visions and locutions that she had with the Virgin Mary, which revolved around the figure of the confessor. This makes quite a special report because the priest appears as a central character of the visions, and the one who benefits from the intercession of the nun before the heavenly beings. At the same time, the account gives evidence of the nun’s awareness of her role, her limitations as a woman and her mediator power. On the other hand, the nun’s narrative shows not only the way of living her faith, but also allows us to get nearer to the ‘religious mentality’ of her time.El artículo analiza un texto inédito escrito por una monja de Santiago de Chile, a mediados del siglo XVIII, por mandato de su confesor. En él se refieren las visiones y locuciones tuvo con la Virgen, las que giran en torno a la figura del confesor. Esto hace bastante especial el relato, pues el sacerdote aparece como un personaje central de las visiones, que se beneficia de la intercesión de la religiosa ante los seres celestiales. Pero al mismo tiempo, la narración deja en evidencia a una religiosa muy consciente de su papel, de sus limitaciones como mujer y de su poder mediador. Por otra parte, el relato de la monja muestra no sólo su manera de vivir la fe, sino también nos permite acercarnos a la mentalidad religiosa de su época.

  8. Contrabando, ilegalidade e medidas políticas no Rio de Janeiro do século XVIII

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    Ernst Pijning

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo estuda o contrabando no século XVIII, em especial em relação ao Rio de Janeiro e ao Atlântico Sul. Neste artigo discuto não apenas a mecânica do contrabando e os participantes deste comércio ilegal, mas os vários fatores que ocasionaram as medidas portuguesas, metropolitanas e coloniais para impedir o comércio clandestino. Estudo particularmente como tais medidas representaram um compromisso entre diferentes interesses, tais como: o papel do monarca, a integridade ou a maleabilidade da autoridade real, a aplicação dessa legislação e os tipos de penalidades impostas aos infratores, trazendo questões sobre o que constituíam ações legais ou ilegais, assim como questões mais amplas relativas à ética e à moralidade pública no Brasil colônia.This article focuses on contraband in the eighteenth century, with special reference to Rio de Janeiro and the South Atlantic. It discusses not merely the mechanics of contraband and the participants in this illegal trade, but the many factors that contributed to Portuguese metropolitan and colonial measures to curb clandestine trade. I am particularly intrigued by the degree to which such measures represented a compromise between different interests. The role of the monarch, the integrity or malleability of royal authority, the latitude in enforcement of such legislation and the range of penalties imposed on infractors raise questions as to what constituted legal or illegal actions, as well as broader issues of ethics and public morality in colonial Brazil.

  9. El núcleo de instituciones científicas matritenses en el Paseo del Prado desde el siglo XVIII

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    Baratas Díaz, Luis Alfredo

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    Full Text Available Throughout second half of 18th century was constituted a scientific institutions centre around the “Paseo del Prado” (Royal Botanical Garden, Sciences Academy, Astronomic Observatory, General Hospital,.... The development of this scientific area suffered the vicissitudes and limitations that affected to the illustrated scientific policy. In 19th century the new educational and research centers establishment was scarce and laking of clear guidelines; the various projects to build a Sciences Faculty or the Arts and Trades School limited considerably the extension of the Royal Garden. In the first third of 20th century the constructing activity would be limited to the works in the Cajal Institute (plagued by misundestanding and upsetting and some constant remodeling works in the Velasco Museum and Royal Garden.

    A lo largo de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII se constituyó en torno al actual Paseo del Prado un importante núcleo de instituciones científicas (Real Jardín Botánico, Academia de Ciencias, Observatorio Astronómico, Hospital General,.... El desarrollo de este foco científico sufrió las vicisitudes y limitaciones que afectaron a la política científica ilustrada. En el siglo XIX el establecimiento de nuevos centros docentes en esta zona fue escaso y carente de una idea directriz; los diversos proyectos para edificar una Facultad de Ciencias o la Escuela de Artes y Oficios limitaron considerablemente la extensión del Real Jardín. En el primer tercio del siglo XX la actividad constructora se limitaría a las obras en el Instituto Cajal (plagadas de malentendidos y desajustes y unas constantes obras de remodelación en el Museo Velasco y el Jardín Botánico.

  10. Ascetismo en imágenes: los ermitaños del desierto del sordo en el siglo XVIII

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    De la Peña Velasco, Concepción

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    Full Text Available The pictorial portrayals of Thebais were common during the Modern Age. However, we find very few images that show hermit activities with different habits and from different places. Thus the importance of the XVIIIth century picture subject of this paper, that depicts religious forms associated to cave life which had a long tradition on the site of La Luz in Murcia. We study the locus amoenus which is symbolic but inspired on a real environment of hermit inhabited caves, whose practices were regulated by the prelate of the Diocese of Cartagena, as proven by an inscription and by historic records. We look at the uniqueness of the picture and relate it to historic and literary sources on the subject.Las representaciones pictóricas de Tebaidas fueron comunes en la Edad Moderna. Sin embargo, apenas se conocen imágenes que muestren actividad eremítica con monjes de diversa procedencia y con distintos hábitos. De ahí la importancia del cuadro analizado del siglo XVIII, que plasma formas de religiosidad, vinculadas a la vida rupestre, de larga tradición en el paraje mostrado de La Luz en Murcia. Se estudia el locus amoenus pintado, que se inspira en un lugar simbólico y en un entorno real, con las cuevas que habitaron anacoretas, cuyas prácticas fueron reglamentadas por el prelado de la Diócesis de Cartagena, como prueban una inscripción y datos de archivo. Se aborda la singularidad del lienzo, relacionándolo con fuentes documentales y literarias alusivas al tema.

  11. Valeurs bibliophiles dans la langue française presentes en Bucovine (XVII-eme-XVIII-eme siecles

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    Olimpia Mitric

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    Full Text Available Comme on le sait, la Moldavie a été la plus réceptive des trois provinces roumaines à la culture française. Dans cette province-ci, les contacts avec le mouvement d'idées européen ont été plus puissants. La lutte d'affirmation nationale a mené à l'augmentation de la conscience politique de la société moldave et à une participation plus accentuée à la vie politique. Le goût pour la lecture a évolue, aussi, pendant que la mentalité a commencé se transformer; on sollicite et ensuite traduit les oeuvres dans lesquelles apparaissent les idées sociales politiques, l'histoire universelle, la géographie, les conquêtes de la technique ou la littérature philosophique-moralisatrice. Les plus anciennes copies en roumain des oeuvres traduites du français, qui se trouvent dans nos bibliothèques datent de la fin du XVIII-ème siècle. Celles-ci sont des traductions de Voltaire, Marmontel, Ambrosius Marlianus, Francesco Loredano, Fénélon, Johan Thuresson Oxenstiern, Gabriel Pérau, Alain Réné Lesage, André Guillaume Constant d' Orville. Le livre imprimé (inclusivement jusqu' en 1800 provient des ateliers typographiques de Paris, Londres, Genève, Regensburg, Basel et Berlin. Le plus ancien exemplaire, Le tableau de L'Europe, est imprimé à Paris, en 1651. Pour ceux qui s'y intéressent, nous avons organisé la liste de ces livres, sur catégories de détenteurs.

  12. High-resolution measurements, line identification, and spectral modeling of K{alpha} transitions in Fe XVIII-XXV

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    Beiersdorfer, P.; Phillips, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Jacobs, V.L. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States). Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences Div.; Hill, K.W.; Bitter, M.; von Goeler, S. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.; Kahn, S.M. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)

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    The iron K{alpha} emission spectrum covering the wavelength region from 1.840 to 1.940 {Angstrom} is analyzed. Measurements are made with a high-resolution Bragg crystal spectrometer on the Princeton Large Torus (PLT) tokamak for plasma conditions which closely resemble those of solar flares. A total of 40 features are identified consisting of either single or multiple lines from eight charge states in iron, Fe XVIII through Fe XXV, and their wavelengths are determined with an accuracy of 0.1--0.4 m{Angstrom}. Many of these features are identified for the first time. In the interpretation of our observations we rely on model calculations that determine the ionic species abundances from electron density and temperature profiles measured independently with non-spectroscopic techniques and that incorporate theoretical collisional excitation and dielectronic recombination rates resulting in the excitation of the 1s2s{sup r}2p{sup s} configurations. The model calculations also include the effect of diffusive ion transport. Good overall agreement between the model calculations and the observations is obtained, which gives us confidence in our line identifications and spectral modeling capabilities. The results are compared with earlier analyses of the K{alpha} emission from the Sun. While many similarities are found, a few differences arise from the somewhat higher electron density in tokamak plasmas (10{sup 13} cm{sup {minus}3}), which affects the fine-structure level populations of the ground states of the initial ion undergoing electron-impact excitation or dielectronic recombination. We also find that several spectral features are comprised of different transitions from those reported in earlier analyses of solar data.

  13. High-resolution measurements, line identification, and spectral modeling of K[alpha] transitions in Fe XVIII-XXV

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    Beiersdorfer, P.; Phillips, T. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Jacobs, V.L. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States). Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences Div.); Hill, K.W.; Bitter, M.; von Goeler, S. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.); Kahn, S.M. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States))

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    The iron K[alpha] emission spectrum covering the wavelength region from 1.840 to 1.940 [Angstrom] is analyzed. Measurements are made with a high-resolution Bragg crystal spectrometer on the Princeton Large Torus (PLT) tokamak for plasma conditions which closely resemble those of solar flares. A total of 40 features are identified consisting of either single or multiple lines from eight charge states in iron, Fe XVIII through Fe XXV, and their wavelengths are determined with an accuracy of 0.1--0.4 m[Angstrom]. Many of these features are identified for the first time. In the interpretation of our observations we rely on model calculations that determine the ionic species abundances from electron density and temperature profiles measured independently with non-spectroscopic techniques and that incorporate theoretical collisional excitation and dielectronic recombination rates resulting in the excitation of the 1s2s[sup r]2p[sup s] configurations. The model calculations also include the effect of diffusive ion transport. Good overall agreement between the model calculations and the observations is obtained, which gives us confidence in our line identifications and spectral modeling capabilities. The results are compared with earlier analyses of the K[alpha] emission from the Sun. While many similarities are found, a few differences arise from the somewhat higher electron density in tokamak plasmas (10[sup 13] cm[sup [minus]3]), which affects the fine-structure level populations of the ground states of the initial ion undergoing electron-impact excitation or dielectronic recombination. We also find that several spectral features are comprised of different transitions from those reported in earlier analyses of solar data.

  14. La crueldad ibérica a través de los relatos de viaje franceses del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La crueldad o barbarie ibérica alimenta la Leyenda Negra antihispánica desde el siglo XVI. En el siglo XVIII, Siglo de las Luces, los viajeros franceses llegan a España con la idea de que los españoles son seres violentos, bárbaros y crueles e intentan demostrarlo, basándose en el examen de tres aspectos de la sociedad española: las corridas de toros, el tribunal de la Inquisición y los crímenes con navaja. No obstante, las reacciones no serán unánimes como se podía pensar: unos seguirán condenando a los crueles ibéricos, otros adoptarán una actitud más moderada, intentando analizar la situación con objetividad y sentido crítico.ABSTRACT: Iberian cruelty or barbarity has been fueling the anti-hispanic Black Legend since the 16th century. In the 18th century, the Age of the Enlightenment, French travellers arrived in Spain bearing in mind that the Spaniards were violent, barbarian and cruel beings and they attempted to demostrate that this was so by taking a close look at three aspects of Spanish society: bullfighting, the Inquisition and bloody murders. However, the reactions were not as identical as one might think: some relentlessly condemned the cruel Spaniards, while others adopted a more moderate attitude, trying to analyse the situation objectively and critically.

  15. Backup power working group best practices handbook for maintenance and operation of engine generators, Volume 1. Revision 1

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    This chapter updates information taken from Chapters 3 to 6 of the IPCC Working Group I Third Assessment Report. It concerns itself with trends in forcing agents and their precursors since 1750, and estimates their contribution to the radiative forcing (RF) of the climate system. Discussion of the understanding of atmospheric composition changes is limited to explaining the trends in forcing agents and their precursors. Areas where significant developments have occurred since the TAR are highlighted. The chapter draws on various assessments since the TAR, in particular the 2002 World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion (2003) and the IPCC Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) special report on Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System (2005). The chapter assesses anthropogenic greenhouse gas changes, aerosol changes and their impact on clouds, aviation-induced contrails and cirrus changes, surface albedo changes and natural solar and volcanic mechanisms. The chapter reassesses the 'radiative forcing' concept (Sections 2.2 and 2.8), presents spatial and temporal patterns of RF, and examines the radiative energy budget changes at the surface. For the long-lived greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), chlorofluoro-carbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), hereinafter collectively referred to as the LLGHGs; Section 2.3), the chapter makes use of new global measurement capabilities and combines long-term measurements from various networks to update trends through 2005. Compared to other RF agents, these trends are considerably better quantified; because of this, the chapter does not devote as much space to them as previous assessments (although the processes involved and the related budgets are further discussed in Sections 7.3 and 7

  17. “Troppo vicini”. Letture della catastrofe prossima nel pensiero meridionale alla fine del XVIII secolo

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    Full Text Available “Too close”. Reading nearby catastrophes in Southern Italian thought at the end of the XVIIIth century. This paper analyses the intersections between the ideas of catastrophe and revolution in Southern Italian writers at the end of the XVIIIth century, focusing on those who operated in the proximity of a natural or political upheaval. The way in which this proximity modifies the value of the concept of catastrophe is well shown by the writings of the “observers” of the 1783 earthquake in Calabria and Messina and by their effort to offer a testimony and narrate the catastrophe at present tense.

  18. Colônia do Sacramento: a situação na fronteira platina no século XVIII

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    Full Text Available A Colônia do Sacramento, no atual Uruguai, na primeira metade do século XVIII, constituiu uma cidade de pródigo comércio na região platina. Inseridos tanto nas rotas comerciais e sociais portuguesas quanto nas castelhanas, os habitantes de Sacramento materializavam uma fronteira múltipla, onde coexistiam espanhóis, portugueses e diferentes grupos indígenas. O presente estudo analisa os vínculos sociais e comerciais existentes entre os habitantes de Sacramento e os de Buenos Aires. No interior do espaço platino as redes sociais estabelecidas através do rio da Prata, ligando Sacramento e Buenos Aires, eram vias de acúmulo de prestígio, poder e riqueza em uma sociedade de antigo regime.The Sacramento Colony, currently Uruguayan territory, in the first half of the XVIII century, was a city with great commerce on the River Plate Region. Placed in both Portuguese and Spanish social and commercial routes, the Sacramento habitants formed a multiple frontier where Spanish, Portuguese and different indigenous groups coexisted. The present study analyses the social and commercial links that existed between the Sacramento and Buenos Aires inhabitants. In the River Plate region, the social networks developed connecting Sacramento and Buenos Ayers were gateways to social status, power and wealth in an old regime society.

  19. ¿Lealtad al estado o al monarca?: Los juramentos de fidelidad del siglo XVIII a la luz de la historia conceptual. El caso ruso

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    Full Text Available La inclusión del término "Estado" en algunos juramentos de lealtad al monarca ruso a principios del siglo XVIII ha sido frecuentemente interpretada como un índice de la existencia del Estado. En este artículo se estudian los textos de los juramentos, la significación de la palabra "Estado" en esa época y la concepción que el emperador se hacía de su poder y de su relación con el país. Este análisis va más allá del caso ruso: a se observa como fenómenos similares en la historia occidental y en la historia rusa desembocan sobre representaciones del poder totalmente divergentes; b se toma en cuenta la diferencia entre la palabra "Estado" y el concepto "Estado" en el cauce abierto por la historia conceptual, lo que es un requisito indispensable para toda investigación sobre el tema. Se defiende aquí la tesis de que el Imperio ruso del siglo XVIII no era un Estado

  20. Mirror Lake: Past, present and future: Chapter 6

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    Likens, Gene E.; LaBaugh, James W.; Winter, Thomas C.; Likens, Gene E.

    2009-01-01

    This chapter discusses the hydrological and biogeochemical characteristics of Mirror Lake and the changes that resulted from air-land-water interactions and human activities. Since the formation of Mirror Lake, both the watershed and the lake have undergone many changes, such as vegetation development and basin filling. These changes are ongoing, and Mirror Lake is continuing along an aging pathway and ultimately, it will fill with sediment and no longer be a lake. The chapter also identifies major factors that affected the hydrology and biogeochemistry of Mirror Lake: acid rain, atmospheric deposition of lead and other heavy metals, increased human settlement around the lake, the construction of an interstate highway through the watershed of the Northeast Tributary, the construction of an access road through the West and Northeast watersheds to the lake, and climate change. The chapter also offers future recommendations for management and protection of Mirror Lake.

  1. Regional mapping of hydrothermally altered igneous rocks along the Urumieh-Dokhtar, Chagai, and Alborz Belts of western Asia using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) logical operators: a tool for porphyry copper exploration and assessment: Chapter O in Global mineral resource assessment

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    Mars, John L.; Zientek, M.L.; Hammarstrom, J.M.; Johnson, K.M.; Pierce, F.W.

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    Regional maps of phyllic and argillic hydrothermal alteration were compiled using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data and logical operator algorithms. The area mapped extends from northwestern Iran to southeastern Pakistan and includes volcanic and magmatic arcs that make up the Urumieh-Dokhtar volcanic belt (UDVB), the Chagai volcanic belt (CVB), and the central part of the Alborz magmatic belt (AMB). The volcanic belts span the Zagros-Makran transform zone and the present day Baluchistan (Makran) volcanic arc. ASTER visible near infrared (VNIR) data contain three bands between 0.52 and 0.86 micrometers (μm) and the short-wave infrared (SWIR) data consist of six bands spanning 1.6 to 2.43 μm with 15-meter (m), and 30-m resolution, respectively.

  2. Global Operations Networks

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    closely working with, and which are best suited to illuminate a particular aspect of organising and managing global operations in networks. The book addresses the following broadly defined themes: • Contexts of global operations networks, • Configurations of global operations networks, • Capabilities......, international comparative studies providing comprehensive insights from it are still rare. With the objective of bridging this gap, Global Operations Networks (GONE) project (sponsored by the Danish Research Council) brought together numerous academic and industrial partners from Denmark, Sweden and Finland...... of global operations and operations strategy. This summative volume utilises the rich and diverse empirical foundation generated during the project activities in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Chapters of the book are based on quantitative data and multiple case studies which the project partners have been...

  3. Baluartes, mosquetes y reclutas: cuestiones en torno a la historiografía militar modernista (siglos XVI-XVIII

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    Salas Almela, Luis

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available We have selected some questions of military historiography from XVIth to XVIIIth century according to their influence on the global comprehension of the early modern history. From this subject we have evaluated dificulties and goals in the last decades. We have specially paid attention to the British and French historiographycal traditions because of their development and significance on the Spanish way of facing the military history. In conclution, we suggest that the main methodological and conceptual contributions of the special field that concerns us in this article have to be related to the last years. This matched with the moment in which these historians have changed their attempt to focus the most important changes in the early modern period from their specialism. Best results have been achieved when they have recognized a more modest status for the military history.

    Dentro del campo de la historiografía militar —en un sentido amplio— de los siglos XVI al XVIII, se han seleccionado algunas cuestiones que por su influencia e innovación conceptual han supuesto mayores aportaciones a la comprensión general del período moderno en su conjunto. A partir de ellas, se ha tratado de valorar los principales logros y los escollos más enconados que los historiadores de la especialidad han ido ofreciendo y encontrando en las últimas décadas. Las escuelas historiográficas de lo militar que, en función precisamente de su desarrollo, han encontrado mayor cabida en estas páginas son la británica y, en menor medida, la francesa. Ambas, por otro lado, son las que más han influido en los historiadores españoles. Como conclusión, el autor sugiere que las principales aportaciones metodológicas y conceptuales de la historiografía militar modernista se han producido precisamente en el momento en el que se ha abandonado la pretensión de hacer de lo específicamente militar el factor clave en el desarrollo histórico de las sociedades

  4. CHAPTER 7. BERYLLIUM ANALYSIS BY NON-PLASMA BASED METHODS

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    The most common method of analysis for beryllium is inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). This method, along with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), is discussed in Chapter 6. However, other methods exist and have been used for different applications. These methods include spectroscopic, chromatographic, colorimetric, and electrochemical. This chapter provides an overview of beryllium analysis methods other than plasma spectrometry (inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry or mass spectrometry). The basic methods, detection limits and interferences are described. Specific applications from the literature are also presented.

  5. 25 CFR 502.10 - Gaming operation.

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    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Gaming operation. 502.10 Section 502.10 Indians NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL PROVISIONS DEFINITIONS OF THIS CHAPTER § 502.10 Gaming operation. Gaming operation means each economic entity that is licensed by a...

  6. 38 CFR 3.815 - Monetary allowance under 38 U.S.C. chapter 18 for an individual with disability from covered...

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    ...-Sachs disease; (xviii) Thalassemia; and (xix) Wilson's disease. (3) Conditions that are congenital...) Congenital heart disease; (iv) Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot); (v) Esophageal and intestinal atresia; (vi) Hallerman-Streiff syndrome; (vii) Hip dysplasia; (viii) Hirschprung's disease...

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    This issue of the Technical Report on the Accelerators describes the operations for physics experiments and beam tests, various technical improvements and ongoing projects during the year 1999. As usual, the first chapter reports on the standard operation of GANIL with stable ions, with analysis of the beam time distribution and statistics, including failures. A major project was the production and subsequent acceleration, over a long period of time, of an intense {sub 58}Ni{sup 11+} beam produced using the MIVOC method, which contributed strongly to the discovery of the doubly-magic {sub 48}Ni element. The renovation and development program (Chapter 2), including methods for producing metallic ion beams, gathered speed thanks to the completion of SPIRAL. A large share of these projects were high-intensity oriented. This trend also obviously applies to projects directly linked to the THI operation. In a special test, a 1.3 x 10{sup 13} pps {sub 13}C beam (later raised to 2 x 10{sup 13} pps for several hours) was accelerated and extracted from SSC2 at an energy of 75 MeV/n. Simultaneously, comparisons were made between simulations and beam test results for a clearer understanding of space charge effects on accelerator transmission efficiency. Chapter 3 covers the THI related projects. The final chapter deals with IRRSUD. This project, which is funded and on the way to completion, uses low energy beams delivered by the two injector cyclotrons for industrial applications and research, such as nano-technologies and simulation of defects in solids. (author)

  8. Operator algebras and topology

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    These notes, based on three lectures on operator algebras and topology at the 'School on High Dimensional Manifold Theory' at the ICTP in Trieste, introduce a new set of tools to high dimensional manifold theory, namely techniques coming from the theory of operator algebras, in particular C*-algebras. These are extensively studied in their own right. We will focus on the basic definitions and properties, and on their relevance to the geometry and topology of manifolds. A central pillar of work in the theory of C*-algebras is the Baum-Connes conjecture. This is an isomorphism conjecture, as discussed in the talks of Luck, but with a certain special flavor. Nevertheless, it has important direct applications to the topology of manifolds, it implies e.g. the Novikov conjecture. In the first chapter, the Baum-Connes conjecture will be explained and put into our context. Another application of the Baum-Connes conjecture is to the positive scalar curvature question. This will be discussed by Stephan Stolz. It implies the so-called 'stable Gromov-Lawson-Rosenberg conjecture'. The unstable version of this conjecture said that, given a closed spin manifold M, a certain obstruction, living in a certain (topological) K-theory group, vanishes if and only M admits a Riemannian metric with positive scalar curvature. It turns out that this is wrong, and counterexamples will be presented in the second chapter. The third chapter introduces another set of invariants, also using operator algebra techniques, namely L2-cohomology, L2-Betti numbers and other L2-invariants. These invariants, their basic properties, and the central questions about them, are introduced in the third chapter. (author)

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    This research examined human error related occurrences, reported in the ORPS database, for the purpose of identifying weaknesses in the implementation of the guidance regarding the Conduct of Operations contained in DOE 5480.19. Specifically, this research examined three separate samples of occurrence reports from Defense Program facilities, which cited human error as a direct or contributing cause. These reports were evaluated using a coding scheme which incorporated the guidelines present in 5480.19, as well as a number of generic human factors concerns. The second chapter of this report summarizes the coding scheme which was used to evaluate the occurrence reports. Since the coding scheme is quite lengthy, only the parts of the scheme needed to make the remainder of the report clear are included in this chapter. Details on the development and content of the coding scheme are reported in Appendices A, B, and C. Chapter 3 presents the analysis of three different data sets. This chapter demonstrates that similar results were obtained across different data sets, collected at different points in time, and coded by different raters. The implications of the results obtained in Chapter 3 are discussed in Chapter 4. This chapter makes a number of suggestions for reducing the problems found in the occurrence reports. Chapter 5 applies the methodology that has been developed in this report to two facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Finally, Chapter 6 reiterates the major findings of this report. Several additional analyses appear in appendices at the end of this report

  10. Chapter 11. Quality evaluation of apple by computer vision

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    Apple is one of the most consumed fruits in the world, and there is a critical need for enhanced computer vision technology for quality assessment of apples. This chapter gives a comprehensive review on recent advances in various computer vision techniques for detecting surface and internal defects ...

  11. From Literacy Activities to Entrepreneurship in Siete Pilas. Chapter 6.

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    This chapter describes a community development project in Siete Pilas (Spain), a village whose economy is based primarily on small family farms and unskilled labor. The project grew out of the Sierra Education Program, which in 1980 sent adult-education teachers to five villages in the Sierra de Ronda region. The goal was to stimulate a socially…

  12. Instructional Interventions to Improve Social Competence. Chapter Eighteen.

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    A conceptual framework of social competence is presented to formulate actions that will enhance the social competence of learners with mental disabilities. This chapter discusses the individual's culturally determined inputs; the processes of social affects, social skills, and social thinking; and the desired social outcomes. The history of social…

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  14. "Preescolar Na Casa": Teaching Parents To Teach Children. Chapter 3.

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    Fernandez, Ermitas

    This chapter describes a school readiness program that has been implemented in rural Galicia (Spain) since 1977. Data reveal that 70 percent of Galicia's population lives in rural areas, the economy remains primarily agricultural, Galicians earn less than the national average and have the largest number of public assistance recipients, and there…

  15. Functional Literacy in Romania: Between Myth & Reality. Chapter 13.

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    This chapter reviews the history of literacy training in Romania through the pretotalitarian period (1890-1945), the totalitarian period (1945-1989), and the posttotalitarian period (1989-present). Current literacy development efforts face many challenges including the facts that 592 classrooms do not have indoor plumbing, that more than 1,700…

  16. 41 CFR Appendix D to Chapter 301 - Glossary of Acronyms

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    ... of Standards and Technology NTE: Not to Exceed OBE: Online Self-service Booking Tool OCONUS: Outside... Appendix D to Chapter 301 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Travel Regulation System...: Automated Teller Machine CAS: Commercial Aviation Service(s) CDW: Collision Damage Waiver CFR: Code...

  17. КАРТОГРАФИЧЕСКИЕ РАБОТЫ ЗЕМЛЕМЕРОВ В ЯКУТИИ В XVIII-XIX ВВ

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    The article presents cartographic works in Yakutia (XVIII XIX centuries), necessitated by the foundation of the new administrative district, that required land management and legal land use. An interesting personality is introduced.

  18. Operator Inequalities of Ostrowski and Trapezoidal Type

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    Inequalities of Ostrowski and Trapezoidal Type for Functions of Selfadjoint Operators on Hilbert Spaces presents recent results concerning Ostrowski and Trapezoidal type inequalities for continuous functions of bounded Selfadjoint operators on complex Hilbert spaces. The first chapter recalls some fundamental facts concerning bounded Selfadjoint operators on complex Hilbert spaces. The generalized Schwarz's inequality for positive Selfadjoint operators as well as some results for the spectrum of this class of operators are presented. The author also introduces and explores the fundamental resu

  19. PREFACE: XVIII International Scientific Symposium in Honour of Academician M. A. Usov: Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development

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    XVIII International Scientific Symposium in honor of Academician M.A. Usov ''Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development'' (for students and young scientists) was organized under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Being one of the oldest technical higher education institutions which trains specialists who contribute to scientific research in geosciences, The Institute of Natural Resources of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU INR) was chosen to hold the symposium. In 2014 The Institute of Natural Resources celebrated its 113th anniversary. It was founded in 1901 by V.A. Obruchev, the first geologist in Siberia, member of USSR Academy of Sciences, Hero of Socialist Labor, and the first Laureate of the Lenin Prize. He was recognized all over the world as a prominent scientist in the area of geology. INR is the first institute of geological education and geosciences in the Asian part of Russia. Siberian Mining and Geological Schola, established by V.A. Obruchev and M.A. Usov, has been retaining its significance for discovery, exploration and development of mineral resources not only in Siberia, in the Far East and North-East of the country, but also in Central Asia. There are a lot of outstanding scientists, engineers and manufacturers among alumni of The Institute of Natural Resources. The institute is proud of M.A. Usov, the student and first postgraduate of V.A. Obruchev, first professor and academician in Siberia, whose name is associated with the development of the mining industry in Siberia; Academician K.I. Satpaev, the founder and first president of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan; Professor N.N. Urvantsev, the discoverer of the unique Norilsk ore deposits in the north of East Siberia and Professor M.K. Korovin, who considered West Siberia deposits to be prospective for oil-gas exploration. There are over 35 000 graduates of the institute and

  20. El poder y la gloria: élites y asientos militares en el astillero de La Habana durante el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El astillero de la Habana reflejaba muy bien a lo largo del siglo XvIII las luchas de intereses entre las élites locales y las necesidades imperiales de España en el Caribe. El poder, asociado al dinero, y la gloria, vinculada a la posición social, fueron los grandes caballos de batalla de la poderosa élite habanera en su colaboración con las autoridades políticomilitares enviadas desde España. los asientos militares fueron uno de los canales para alcanzar ambos objetivos, y provocaron una continua lucha en torno al vital arsenal militar, fuente de riqueza, poder e intrigas permanentes. Este trabajo dibuja un panorama de una cooperación tan necesaria como forzosa.

  1. Engenho e temperamentos nos catálogos e no pensamento da Companhia de Jesus nos séculos XVII e XVIII

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    Marina Massimi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa entender as relações entre a potência psíquica do "engenho", algumas qualidades temperamentais específicas e as funções a serem exercidas pelo indivíduo possuidor destas características delineadas nos Catálogos da Companhia de Jesus ao longo dos séculos XVII e XVIII. Evidencia a presença destas associações como lugar-comum na literatura jesuítica da época, a importância do engenho como qualidade exigida para exercer ministérios relevantes na Ordem, e necessidade do indivíduo possuir uma complexão física adequada a estas exigências.

  2. Memorias del paisaje cordillerano: la travesía de los Andes en la Gobernación de Chile durante el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analizan diferentes escritos del siglo XVIII para relevar la herencia multisecular de un imaginario asociado a los peligros del cruce cordillerano, que atraviesa transformaciones políticas y culturales de envergadu-ra. La noción de peligro, y el temor asociado al mismo, se despliega en los textos que informan o describen la travesía de la cordillera en el Reino de Chile, apelando a las amenazas de caer en el abismo o de congelarse de frío. Los ecos de estas marcas, establecidas tempranamente en la cultura colonial de Chile, se pueden rastrear también en los llamados escritos ilustrados, en que estos tópicos se funden con los de la montaña sublime.

  3. Moterų vienuolynų reformos LDK XVIII a. II p.: dviejų atvejų analizė

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    Janulevičiūtė, Justė

    2010-01-01

    Darbe analizuojamos Gardino brigičių ir Vilniaus Šv. Mykolo bernardinių vienuolynų reformos, kurios laikytinos ryškiausiais bandymais atnaujinti moterų vienuolinį gyvenimą LDK XVIII amžiuje. Gardino brigičių reforma kilo pačių vienuolių iniciatyva. Šia reforma buvo siekiama grįžti prie pirminės regulos ir ordino įkūrėjos dvasios. Vienuolyno abatė siekė reformuoti visų pirma dvasinį vienuolyno gyvenimą. Ji taip pat reikalavo griežtai laikytis neturto įžado, vienuolinės disciplinos ir klauzūros...

  4. Algunas propuestas didácticas sobre el teatro español del siglo XVIII / Some didactic studies on the Spanish theatre of the 18th century

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    Malén Álvarez Franco

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Nuestro trabajo pretende analizar las propuestas didácticas reales llevadas a cabo en distintos institutos de la comunidad extremeña y madrileña en torno al teatro del siglo XVIII. Desde este punto de partida, es nuestra intención proponer nuevas vías de trabajo que no se recogen en los manuales de aula al uso, amplificando de este modo la cultura teatral del alumnado para estos niveles.Abstract: This essay aims to analyze the actual didactic strategies carried out in different secondary schools within the Extremadura and Madrid areas concerning the 18th century theatre. Under these premises, it is our intention to propose new learning and teaching methodologies, which are not gathered in regular classroom textbooks . By so doing we aim to enhance student´s theatrical knowledge and background at those levels.

  5. Leitura do pensamento bioético de Paulo da Cruz (século XVIII), no seu epistolário

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    Bezerra, João Alírio Xavier

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    Esta dissertação centra-se, como o título indica, na “Leitura do Pensamento Bioético de Paulo da Cruz (século XVIII), no seu epistolário”. É um trabalho original, de pesquisa hermenêutica, debruçada sobre o epistolário de um pensador humanista, porque místico. Este recuo diacrónico é coadjuvante na sincronia do pensamento bioético, porque o pensamento de Paulo da Cruz, revelado no seu epistolário, enriquece-o, precisamente porque visa o agir ético, ora dos agentes da saúde, ora...

  6. Violations of Law in the Bureaucrats Community and Their Perception by the Ukrainian and Russian People in the Late XVIII – First Half of XIX Centuries

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    Sergey I. Degtyarev

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    Full Text Available Studies the problem of service violations and abuses, which were extremely common in the bureaucratic environment of the Russian Empire in the late XVIII – early XIX centuries. The author attempts to answer the question of how these negative phenomena were perceived various population groups in different regions of the empire? It was concluded, that range of offenses, which were committed officials, was extremely broad. In doing so they affected the interests of society regardless of ethnic, social or professional affiliation of its members. This contributed to occurrence of a negative image of officials at all levels of society and in all regions of the empire. Inability and unwillingness of the government fight the offense in the environment of bureaucracy during many decades has led to the creation a negative image of the official. It was display in numerous literary works and poetry of Ukrainian and Russian authors, the memoirs of contemporaries, official documents.

  7. LOS GRUPOS ÉTNICOS Y SUS TERRITORIOS EN LAS FRONTERAS DEL RÍO SALADO DE BUENOS AIRES (SIGLO XVIII

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    LIDIA R. NACUZZI

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    Full Text Available Describimos las interrelaciones de los funcionarios hispanocriollos con caci-ques y grupos étnicos que circulaban y se asentaban en las cercanías de losfuertes localizados desde mediados del siglo XVIII en las inmediaciones delrío Salado para conformar la frontera sur. El corpus documental conservadobajo el rótulo “Comandancia de Fronteras” brinda datos sobre las localiza-ciones habituales de los caciques y los parajes que controlaban, sus circuitosde abastecimiento y transacciones comerciales, las negociaciones que encara-ban con diversos agentes del estado, las afinidades y los conflictos con otroscaciques/grupos. El análisis de estas cuestiones nos permite avanzar en ladiscusión sobre las territorialidades y la etnicidad de los grupos indígenasde la Pampa.

  8. La Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos y el ejercicio de la agrimensura en la Valencia del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available During the 18th century the land surveying knew in Spain an unfinished process of institutionalizacion that laid the foundations of its further development. This process, which began in the ancient Reign of Valencia, provoked the successive aparition of local employment and the academic title of land-surveyor. The present work is focused on the circumstances wich took place in this process, as well as its limitations.

    En el siglo XVIII la agrimensura conoció, en España, un proceso inacabado de institucionalización que sentó las bases para su posterior desarrollo. Este proceso se inició en el antiguo Reino de Valencia y provocó la aparición sucesiva del empleo municipal y el título académico de agrimensor. En este trabajo se estudian las circunstancias que concurrieron en dicho proceso, así como sus limitaciones.

  9. Formación y desarrollo del léxico de la electricidad en español (siglos XVIII-XIX)

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    El objeto de esta investigación es el estudio de las vías de penetración, desarrollo y difusión en español del léxico relativo a la electricidad desde mediados del siglo XVIII hasta finales del siglo XIX a partir del análisis de los textos científicos aparecidos en España durante ese periodo. La tesis consta de ocho capítulos, más un anexo en el que se da detalle del corpus de estudio, integrado por un total de 1015 términos. Los dos primeros se destinan a la presentación del estudio y a l...

  10. La prensa y la divulgación del conocimiento ilustrado en el virreinato de Nueva España en el Siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se plantea como tema central, el papel que desempeño, por la prensa durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, en el espacio colonial americano, específicamente en Nueva España. Y como constituyó un instrumento esencial para la divulgación de los conocimientos científicos tanto desde el continente europeo, como desde la propia tradición colonial americana. Asimismo, se destaca el papel de los criollos como José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez al frente de publicaciones que se preocuparon por el atraso en que se encontraban sus territorios, contribuyendo con sus artículos y ensayos a la educación no formal de las elites criollas y a su concientización como precursoras de una identidad nacional.

  11. La poesía inglesa de la naturaleza en el XVIII y su influencia en Meléndez Valdés

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    García Calderón, Ángeles

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    Full Text Available ‘Nature’ is a key word at the beginning of the 18th c. that appear in all fields of knowledge; the term is frequently repeated by literary critics, and thus Pope would advice poets: «First follow Nature, and your Judgment frame/By her just Standards, which is still the same», Essay on Criticism. Under the influence of Descartes, Newton and Locke, the beauty mean harmony, balance and perfect measure. During the fist quarter of 18th c. the representation of nature wild end up in the Thomson’s poem Winter. Would read the scottish poet in the english original (in his library there is a sample of the 1744 edition, and the poem wild exert considerable influence on the poet from Extremadura, above all in the Odas filosóficas y sagradas.Nature’ es una palabra clave a comienzos del siglo XVIII que aparece en todos los campos del conocimiento; el término es repetido una y otra vez por los críticos literarios, y así Pope aconsejará a los poetas: «First follow Nature, and your Judgment frame/By her just Standards, which is still the same», Essay on Criticism. Bajo la influencia de Descartes, de Newton y de Locke, la belleza viene a significar armonía, equilibrio y orden perfecto. Durante el primer cuarto del XVIII la representación de la naturaleza desembocará en la obra de Thomson, Winter. Meléndez leerá al poeta escocés en el original inglés (en su biblioteca consta un ejemplar de Seasons, edición de 1744, y el poema ejercerá bastante influencia sobre algunas composiciones del extremeño, sobre todo en las Odas filosóficas y sagradas.

  12. A POPULARIZAÇÃO NA CIÊNCIA: A ÓPTICA DE NEWTON NO SÉCULO XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMO As atuais aulas de ciências, geralmente, não apresentam discussões referentes à aspectos da natureza da ciência, por exemplo, como uma teoria se desenvolve com o tempo e a influência de fatores não-racionais na sua construção. Tais aspectos são relevantes na hora do aluno desenvolver uma visão mais adequada na sua compreensão de como uma teoria ou modelo é construído. Além disso, as abordagens mais tradicionais, também, já não garantem a aprendizagem de teorias físicas. Com a inserção de discussões, que envolvam a História e a Filosofia da Ciência (HFC, os alunos poderão vivenciar o desenvolvimentos de teorias físicas e, também, realizar estudos sobre a natureza da ciência, colocando em evidência aspectos não abordados nas práticas mais tradiconais. Este estudo é baseado em uma pesquisa bibliográfica, que contempla a história da óptica, e, em especial, a controvérsia existente em relação a natureza da luz com destaque a influência newtoniana para a aceitação da teoria corpuscular no século XVIII. Neste trabalho problematizaremos uma visão ingênua do desenvolvimento histórico da ciência, onde, geralmente, ela é vista de forma contínua e fatores não-racionais são excluídos da construção de teorias físicas. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: história e filosofia da ciência, popularização na ciência, Isaac Newton. THE POPULARIZATION IN SCIENCE: THE NEWTON APPROACH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ABSTRACT The current science classes generally do not have discussions concerning aspects of the nature of science, for example, as a theory developed over time, the influence of non-rational factors in its construction. These aspects are relevant at the time of the student developing a more appropriate method in their understanding of how a theory or model is built. In addition to more traditional approaches, too, no longer guaranteeing the physical theories of learning. With the insertion of discussions, involving

  13. ANÁLISIS DE OBRAS MUSICALES VENEZOLANAS Y EUROPEAS DE LOS SIGLOS XVIII, XIX Y XX REFERENTES AL REINO ANIMAL

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    Naudy Trujillo Muscia

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    venezolanos y europeos de los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX. Los resultados indican a las aves silvestres como las más tratadas en piezas musicales tanto en Europa como en Venezuela; manifiestan también una proporción mayor de piezas musicales que tratan los animales de producción versus animales domésticos en Venezuela, mostrándose lo contrario en el continente europeo. Se concluye, en primer lugar, que tanto en Venezuela como en Europa, la cultura humana busca enaltecer la fauna silvestre, ya sea de forma naturalista o romántica; se confirma el fuerte arraigo de la mentalidad agropecuaria venezolana y su importancia en el desarrollo de la cultura nacional a la par que en Europa; los resultados reflejan el poco contacto con áreas verdes abiertas y sistemas de producción agropecuarios que poseían los compositores y público académico de la época. Esta investigación fomenta la interdisciplinariedad en la sociedad científica venezolana, haciendo aportes científicos al desarrollo de la cultura, además de servir a docentes, terapeutas musicales, historiadores y la sociedad en general en sus investigaciones y ocupaciones al generar nuevas preguntas en el campo científico de la psiquis humana dentro de la relación hombre/animal y brindar nuevos conocimientos a la ciencia histórica de la Medicina Veterinaria y la Música Universal.

  14. Operational calculus and generalized functions

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    This brief monograph by a distinguished professor is based on a mathematics course offered at the California Institute of Technology. The majority of students taking this course were advanced undergraduates and graduate students of engineering. A solid background in advanced calculus is a prerequisite.Topics include elementary and convergence theories of convolution quotients, differential equations involving operator functions, and exponential functions of operators. Tools developed in the preceding chapters are then applied to problems in partial differential equations. Solutions to selected

  15. The geological perspective of Italy and Chile by Abbot Juan Ignacio Molina between the 18th and 19th centuries La perspectiva geolgica del Abate Juan Ignacio Molina sobre Italia y Chile entre los siglos XVIII y XIX

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    Full Text Available The first geological observations in Chile can be traced to Juan Ignacio Molina, a Jesuit priest who was born in 1740 in Chile and died in 1829 in Bologna, Italy. He received a scholarship education with a strong leaning towards philosophy, the humanities and the sciences at the Jesuit College in Concepcion. In 1767, when all the Jesuits were expelled from Chile and the spanish colonies, he took refuge in Italy, first in Imola and then in Bologna where he taught Greek at the University and later natural sciences at the Archiginnasio. During his stay in Bologna at the end of the 18th century, the Jesuit community continued to play an important role in the teaching of the sciences in spite of the Napoleonic occupation. In Bologna, as early as the 16th century, Ulisse Aldrovandi was developing new concepts in geology with his study and systematic collection of fossils. At the beginning of the 18th century, the naturalist and oceanographer L.F. Marsili and one of the fathers of paleontology, G. Monti, built of Aldrovandi's work and contributed to the growth of the Science Institute and the Natural History Museum in the city. It was in this cultural context that in 1782 Molina published in Italian language the Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chile. The book was divided into four chapters, the first two of which dealt with the earth sciences. In this work Molina repeatedly compares the north-south stretched landscapes, the volcanic activity and the geology of Italy and Chile. His next work, Memorie di storia naturale, was published in 1821 and was based on several lectures given by him at the Bologna Academy of Sciences. It contained fourteen Memoria -lectures- referred to different aspects of the natural sciences and six covered geological topics. In 1815, one of Molina's lectures -later Memoria XIV-, was published under the title Less noticed analogies in three kingdom of nature. In this lecture Molina discussed the similarities between minerals

  16. Necessity and Utility of a Virtual Laboratory in AVT-113. Chapter 2

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    Lamar, John E.; Luckring, James M.

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    The Virtual Laboratory (VL) was to be an integral part of the database service that NASA provided to the international community, and for a brief period the VL was fully operational in the CAWAPI facet of the AVT-113 task group. This chapter details how one can construct a VL and also some of the lessons learned along the way that required changes to be made. The VL was to support both the CAWAPI and VFE-2 facets but due to the lack of funding and sufficient Information Technology (IT) support people with the right skills, the VFE-2 facet only reached the advanced planning stage with little software in place. However, both efforts point out the value of a VL in a task group like AVT-113 and illustrate that there needs to be a budgeted item for the IT effort to bring the VL to full operational status in each application.

  17. Chapter No.12. UJD personnel and economic data

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    second place belonged to employees at the age of 51-60 years representing 26% of overall number of employees. This statistics proves, that the state supervision was provided mostly by employees with the long-standing practice, i.e., by employees at the age of 41-60 years representing 62% of an overall number of employees. Other age categories were represented as follows: 23% of all employees at the age of 20-30 years, 10% of all employees at the age of 31-40 years an 5% of all employees at the age over 60 years. UJD as the central state body has an independent status and acts independently in the budgetary process, i.e., it has its own budgetary chapter with incomes and outcomes directly connected with the State Budget. In 2001, the state regulation and supervision over the nuclear safety was funded from the State Budget amounting to SKK 77,911 thousands. Apart from these funds, UJD used the extra-budgetary funds from abroad (from the Swiss Government through the SWISSLOVAK, SWISSUP Project, Evita Project, IAEA Projects and from the Temporary Secretariat of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation) amounting to SKK 1,773 thousands. Overall expenditures as of 31 December 2001 amounted to SKK 79,684 thousands. From total amount of budgetary funds, the amount of SKK 71,394 thousands was used as running expenditures and the amount of SKK 6,517 thousands was used for capital assets acquisition. Total amount of finance from the State Budget did not exceed the limit of available funds, i.e. the amount of SKK 3,685 thousands from the budgetary chapter was not drawn. This situation is connected with unrealised foreign transfers in favour of the international organisations (payment obligation did not arise) as well as with lower use of other current expenditures. Current foreign transfers amounting to SKK 24,967 thousands represented the largest portion of budgetary expenditures, i.e. transfer to EBRD on Chernobyl containment renovation, two contributions to IAEA Technical Co-operation

  18. Orchidaceae novae Malayenses XVIII

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    Planta parva. Caules erecti, tenues, basi tantum ramosi, basi radicantes, c. 23 cm longi, inferne vaginati, superne 3—4-foliati. Folia erecto-patentia, lanceolata, acuminata, acutissima, basi acuta, nervis 5 majoribus sicco subtus et etiam supra prominentibus pluribusque tenuibus, sicco membranacea,

  19. Planning and setting objectives in field studies: Chapter 2

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    This chapter enumerates the steps required in designing and planning field studies on the ecology and conservation of reptiles, as these involve a high level of uncertainty and risk. To this end, the chapter differentiates between goals (descriptions of what one intends to accomplish) and objectives (the measurable steps required to achieve the established goals). Thus, meeting a specific goal may require many objectives. It may not be possible to define some of them until certain experiments have been conducted; often evaluations of sampling protocols are needed to increase certainty in the biological results. And if sampling locations are fixed and sampling events are repeated over time, then both study-specific covariates and sampling-specific covariates should exist. Additionally, other critical design considerations for field study include obtaining permits, as well as researching ethics and biosecurity issues.

  20. Chapter 10: Mining genome-wide genetic markers.

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    Full Text Available Genome-wide association study (GWAS aims to discover genetic factors underlying phenotypic traits. The large number of genetic factors poses both computational and statistical challenges. Various computational approaches have been developed for large scale GWAS. In this chapter, we will discuss several widely used computational approaches in GWAS. The following topics will be covered: (1 An introduction to the background of GWAS. (2 The existing computational approaches that are widely used in GWAS. This will cover single-locus, epistasis detection, and machine learning methods that have been recently developed in biology, statistic, and computer science communities. This part will be the main focus of this chapter. (3 The limitations of current approaches and future directions.

  1. Chapter 1. Impacts of the oceans on climate change.

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    Reid, PC; Fischer, AC; Lewis-Brown, E.; Meredith, MP; Sparrow, M; Andersson, AJ; Antia, A.; Bates, NR; Bathmann, U.; Beaugrand, G.; Brix, H.; Dye, S.; Edwards, M.; T. Furevik; Gangstø, R.

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    The oceans play a key role in climate regulation especially in part buffering (neutralising) the effects of increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and rising global temperatures. This chapter examines how the regulatory processes performed by the oceans alter as a response to climate change and assesses the extent to which positive feedbacks from the ocean may exacerbate climate change. There is clear evidence for rapid change in the oceans. As the main heat store for the wor...

  2. Chapter 5: Anthropogenic methane sources, emissions and future projections

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    HOGLUND-ISAKSSON Lena; Thomson, Allison; Kupiainen, Kaarle; Rao, Shilpa; Janssens-Maenhout, Greet

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    This chapter reviews recent global assessments of anthropogenic methane emissions, their expected future development and estimated reduction potentials. Because methane is a gas which mixes rapidly in the global atmosphere, it is of interest to review emissions at the global scale as well as for the area covered by the eight Arctic nations. The following key findings have been identified: • Bottom-up emission inventories agree fairly well in terms of the overall magnitude of global anthropogeni...

  3. A Thousand Problems in Cosmology. Chapter 4: Black holes

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    The fourth chapter of the collection of problems in cosmology, devoted to black holes. Consists of basic introduction, sections on Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, a section on particles' motion and collisions in general black hole space-times, and the astrophysical part. This version contains only formulations of 137 problems. The full collection, with solutions included, is available in the form of a wiki-based resource at www.universeinproblems.com. The cosmological community is welcome to contribute to its development.

  4. Indexes a chapter from the Chicago Manual of Style

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    For nearly one hundred years, The Chicago Manual of Style has been the authoritative reference for writers, editors, and publishers. Now in its fifteenth edition, the Manual has been thoroughly revised and updated. The chapter on indexing presented here has been reorganized, streamlined, and revised for the electronic age. It provides examples and recommendations on style and method for professionals, authors, and others who prepare indexes for published works.

  5. HARAMEKHALA – TANTRA (THE FIRST CHAPTER ON MEDICINE)

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    Sharma, P.V.

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    This translation of Haramekhala – tantra of the author is based on Banaras Hindu University manuscript which seems to be a novel one. The manuscript runs into 133 stanzas in all in the form of dialogue between lord Siva and goddess Parvati. This is only the first chapter (of the great work) dealing with medicine. From stanza 109 onwards some magic spells are described and as such those have not been included in this translation.

  6. Fundamentals of Physics, Volume 1, (Chapters 1 - 21)

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    Walker, Jearl

    2004-01-01

    Chapter 1. Measurement 1. How does the appearance of a new type of cloud signal changes in Earth's atmosphere? 1-1 What Is Physics? 1-2 Measuring Things. 1-3 The International System of Units. 1-4 Changing Units. 1-5 Length. 1-6 Time. 1-7 Mass. Review & Summary. Problems. Chapter 2. Motion Along a Straight Line. What causes whiplash injury in rear-end collisions of cars? 2-1 What Is Physics? 2-2 Motion. 2-3 Position and Displacement. 2-4 Average Velocity and Average Speed. 2-5 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed. 2-6 Acceleration. 2-7 Constant Acceleration: A Special Case. 2-8 Another Look at Constant Acceleration. 2-9 Free-Fall Acceleration. 2-10 Graphical Integration in Motion Analysis. 2 Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 3. Vectors. How does an ant know the way home with no guiding clues on the desert plains? 3-1 What Is Physics? 3-2 Vectors and Scalars. 3-3 Adding Vectors Geometrically. 3-4 Components of Vectors. 3-5 Unit Vectors. 3-6 Adding Vectors by Components. 3-7 Vectors and the Laws of Physics. 3-8 Multiplying Vectors. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 4. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions. In a motorcycle jump for record distance, where does the jumper put the second ramp? 4-1 What Is Physics? 4-2 Position and Displacement. 4-3 Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity. 4-4 Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration. 4-5 Projectile Motion. 4-6 Projectile Motion Analyzed. 4-7 Uniform Circular Motion. 4-8 Relative Motion in One Dimension. 4-9 Relative Motion in Two Dimensions. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 5. Force and Motion--I. When a pilot takes off from an aircraft carrier, what causes the compulsion to .y the plane into the ocean? 5-1 What Is Physics? 5-2 Newtonian Mechanics. 5-3 Newton's First Law. 5-4 Force. 5-5 Mass. 5-6 Newton's Second Law. 5-7 Some Particular Forces. 5-8 Newton's Third Law. 5-9 Applying Newton's Laws. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 6. Force and Motion--II. Can a

  7. IDOLATRÍAS, EXTIRPACIONES Y RESISTENCIAS EN LA IMAGINERÍA RELIGIOSA DE LOS ANDES. SIGLOS XVII Y XVIII. ANÁLISIS ICONOGRÁFICO DE UNA PIEDRA DE HUAMANGA

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza las persistencias, estrategias y transformaciones iconográficas desplegadas en los Andes durante los siglos XVII y XVIII, a través de una piedra tallada y policromada de Huamanga que se encuentra en el Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco, en Buenos Aires. La pieza anónima, de principios del siglo XVIII, forma parte de la fusión operada sobre las manifestaciones artísticas, entre la potencia unificadora de la evangelización europea y la supervivencia de los imaginarios propios de las culturas prehispánicas. El análisis de las imágenes nos permite acceder a los modos de construcción de lo que podemos denominar visualidades de la época, entendidas como imágenes y conjuntos de imágenes que se escenifican y encarnan en las expresiones visuales.

  8. Managing Asbestos in Place: A Building Owner's Guide to Operations and Maintenance Programs for Asbestos-Containing Materials.

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    Instructions for building owners on the selection and application of appropriate asbestos control and abatement actions are presented in this guidebook. Chapter 1 offers background information on the asbestos problem. Chapter 2 describes the purpose and scope of an operations and maintenance (O&M) program. The third chapter discusses planning…

  9. A valorização total do espaço: capitalismo e geografia em Civilisation Matérielle, Économie et capitalisme - XV-XVIII

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a relação entre espaço e economia em Civilisation Matérielle, Économie et Capitalisme - XV-XVIII (1979 do historiador francês Fernand Braudel (1902-1985. A partir do conceito de economia-mundo, podemos observar o papel crucial do espaço em sua original interpretação sobre o desenvolvimento do capitalismo.

  10. Fundamentals of Physics, Part 3 (Chapters 22-33)

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    Halliday, David; Resnick, Robert; Walker, Jearl

    2004-03-01

    Chapter 21. Electric Charge. Why do video monitors in surgical rooms increase the risk of bacterial contamination? 21-1 What Is Physics? 21-2 Electric Charge. 21-3 Conductors and Insulators. 21-4 Coulomb's Law. 21-5 Charge Is Quantized. 21-6 Charge Is Conserved. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 22. Electric Fields. What causes sprites, those brief .ashes of light high above lightning storms? 22-1 What Is Physics? 22-2 The Electric Field. 22-3 Electric Field Lines. 22-4 The Electric Field Due to a Point Charge. 22-5 The Electric Field Due to an Electric Dipole. 22-6 The Electric Field Due to a Line of Charge. 22-7 The Electric Field Due to a Charged Disk. 22-8 A Point Charge in an Electric Field. 22-9 A Dipole in an Electric Field. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 23. Gauss' Law. How can lightning harm you even if it do es not strike you? 23-1 What Is Physics? 23-2 Flux. 23-3 Flux of an Electric Field. 23-4 Gauss' Law. 23-5 Gauss' Law and Coulomb's Law. 23-6 A Charged Isolated Conductor. 23-7 Applying Gauss' Law: Cylindrical Symmetry. 23-8 Applying Gauss' Law: Planar Symmetry. 23-9 Applying Gauss' Law: Spherical Symmetry. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 24. Electric Potential. What danger does a sweater pose to a computer? 24-1 What Is Physics? 24-2 Electric Potential Energy. 24-3 Electric Potential. 24-4 Equipotential Surfaces. 24-5 Calculating the Potential from the Field. 24-6 Potential Due to a Point Charge. 24-7 Potential Due to a Group of Point Charges. 24-8 Potential Due to an Electric Dipole. 24-9 Potential Due to a Continuous Charge Distribution. 24-10 Calculating the Field from the Potential. 24-11 Electric Potential Energy of a System of Point Charges. 24-12 Potential of a Charged Isolated Conductor. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 25. Capacitance. How did a fire start in a stretcher being withdrawn from an oxygen chamber? 25-1 What Is Physics? 25-2 Capacitance. 25-3 Calculating the Capacitance. 25

  11. GROWING AND MAINTAINING VIABLE STUDENT CHAPTERS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: THE CASE OF THE NATIONAL AGRIMARKETING ASSOCIATION

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    Wachenheim, Cheryl J.

    2006-01-01

    There are 35 accredited student chapters of the National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA) from 24 states and 3 Canadian Provinces. Membership in a NAMA student chapter allows students to network with professionals, develop their marketing and communication skills, and develop leadership and team-building skills. A survey of student chapter advisors was used to identify what facilitates and what constrains student chapter success. Advisors indicated the opportunity and enjoyment of the nationa...

  12. Fundamentals of Physics, Part 2 (Chapters 12-20)

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    Chapter 12 Equilibrium and Elasticity. What injury can occur to a rock climber hanging by a crimp hold? 12-1 What Is Physics? 12-2 Equilibrium. 12-3 The Requirements of Equilibrium. 12-4 The Center of Gravity. 12-5 Some Examples of Static Equilibrium. 12-6 Indeterminate Structures. 12-7 Elasticity. Review & Summary Questions Problems. Chapter 13 Gravitation. What lies at the center of our Milky Way galaxy? 13-1 What Is Physics? 13-2 Newton's Law of Gravitation. 13-3 Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition. 13-4 Gravitation Near Earth's Surface. 13-5 Gravitation Inside Earth. 13-6 Gravitational Potential Energy. 13-7 Planets and Satellites: Kepler's Laws. 13-8 Satellites: Orbits and Energy. 13-9 Einstein and Gravitation. Review & Summary Questions Problems. Chapter 14 Fluids. What causes ground effect in race car driving? 14-1 What Is Physics? 14-2 What Is a Fluid? 14-3 Density and Pressure. 14-4 Fluids at Rest. 14-5 Measuring Pressure. 14-6 Pascal's Principle. 14-7 Archimedes' Principle. 14-8 Ideal Fluids in Motion. 14-9 The Equation of Continuity. 14-10 Bernoulli's Equation. Review & SummaryQuestionsProblems. Chapter 15 Oscillations. What is the "secret" of a skilled diver's high catapult in springboard diving? 15-1 What Is Physics? 15-2 Simple Harmonic Motion. 15-3 The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion. 15-4 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion. 15-5 An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator. 15-6 Pendulums. 15-7 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion. 15-8 Damped Simple Harmonic Motion. 15-9 Forced Oscillations and Resonance. Review & Summary Questions Problems. Chapter 16 Waves--I. How can a submarine wreck be located by distant seismic stations? 16-1 What Is Physics? 16-2 Types of Waves. 16-3 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves. 16-4 Wavelength and Frequency. 16-5 The Speed of a Traveling Wave. 16-6 Wave Speed on a Stretched String. 16-7 Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String. 16-8 The Wave Equation. 16-9 The Principle of Superposition

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    This chapter provides background information on fertilizer nitrogen (N) consumption and production (2.1) and estimates of future requirements, followed by methods for the measurement of fertilizer N use efficiency (2.2). Aspects relevant to the use of fertilizer N in agricultural production systems, such as factors affecting its efficiency and loss (2.3), and interactions with other N sources and soil testing for providing fertilizer recommendations, are discussed, as are approaches/strategies to improve fertilizer N efficiency (2.4), with particular emphasis on the use of isotopic tracers. (author)

  14. As metamorfoses do império e os problemas da monarquia portuguesa na primeira metade do século XVIII The empire’s metamorphoses and the problems of the Portuguese monarchy in the first half of 18th century

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    Full Text Available Durante a primeira metade do século XVIII, em diversas dimensões do mundo português, operou-se um significativo processo de metamorfose, tanto no âmbito interno do reino quanto na própria configuração mais geral do Império. Lisboa, consolidada como caput regne, começou a viver significativa transformação. No pensamento de diversos personagens ligados à administração da monarquia havia a certeza de que o eixo do Império situava-se definitivamente no complexo atlântico, nas duas margens do oceano. Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir algumas questões relativas a esses fenômenos.During the first half of the 18th century, in various dimensions of the Portuguese world, operated a significant process of metamorphosis, both within the kingdom itself as the more general setting of the Empire. Lisbon, consolidated as caput regne, began to live a significant transformation. In the mind of several characters related to the administration of the monarchy was not certain that the axis of the Empire was located permanently in the complex Atlantic, on both sides of the ocean. This article aims to discuss some issues related to this phenomenon.

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    This is a chapter of textbook of radioecology for university students. In this chapter authors deal with problems of safety of work in nuclear scientific and technological disciplines. Chapter consists of next parts: (1) Safety at the work with radioactive substances; (2) Safety at the work with radioactive wastes; (3) Prevention of formation of supercritical state; (4) Nuclear safety of nuclear power plants

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  18. DIMENSIUNILE ECONOMICĂ ŞI SOCIALĂ ALE PROCESULUI DE MODERNIZARE A ŢĂRII MOLDOVEI ÎN A DOUA JUMĂTATE A SEC.XVIII

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    Full Text Available Problema dimensiunilor economică şi socială ale procesului de modernizare a Ţării Moldovei în a doua jumătate a sec. XVIII este actuală prin prisma abordărilor ştiinţifice interdisciplinare. Transformările din societate sunt reflectate prin investigaţiile de ordin istoric, economic, social, demografic, sociologic şi juridic. Tema este cercetată pe dimensiu-nile didactică, economică şi socială. Pe dimensiunea didactică este elucidat conceptul de modernizare, fiind relevate principalele scheme de periodizare a epocii moderne în plan universal şi naţional. Aspectul modernizării pe dimensiunea economică este reflectat prin accentuarea rolului exercitat de centrele urbane în economia ţării şi al atelierelor noi de producţie în cadrul cărora procesul de muncă era organizat după modelul manufacturilor descentralizate. Majoritatea manufacturilor au fost înfiinţate de către domnitori, marii boieri sau la porunca nemijlocită a sultanilor. Dimensiunea socială a procesului de modernizare este relevantă prin sporirea rolului şi a ponderii exercitate de către viitoarea pătură burgheză, reprezentată de negustori, meseriaşi, intelectuali, funcţionari, proprietari de manufacturi şi de mici instalaţii industriale, cămătari, arendaşi de moşii şi de un număr însemnat de alogeni înstăriţi, care, prin activităţile lor, contribuiau la dezvoltarea relaţiilor pre-capitaliste.ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF THE MODERNIYATION PROCCES OF MOLDAVIAN PRINCIPALITY IN SECOND HALF OF XVIII CENTURY The problem of economic and social dimensions of the modernization of Moldavian Principality in the second half of XVIII century is actual through the interdisciplinary scientific approaches. The changes in society are reflected in historical, economic, social, demographic, sociological and judicial investigations. This theme is researched on didactic, economic and social dimensions. On the didactic dimension is

  19. Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Western Canada Chapter, American Society for Information Science (Third, Banff School of Fine Arts, October 3,4,5, 1971).

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    The proceedings contain papers given by the members of the chapter who come from both the University and Business environments. Some operational indexing, bibliographic, SDI and Retrospective Search Systems which include CAN/SDI, Compendex, TEXT-PAC, SIS II & III, KWOC and FAMULUS are discussed. Also included are papers on two projects conducted…

  20. La contradanza en España en el siglo XVIII: Ferriol y Boxeraus, Minget e Yrol y los bailes públicos

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    Full Text Available The country-dance arrived to Spain through the France border during the fi rst half of the 18th century and it was codifi ed in Spanish language by the French dance treatises authors (Ferriol and Minguet. Both described two basic categories of countrydance: the English and the French, and they choreographed several examples following the pattern of treatises created by authors such as Feuillet (1706 and De la Cuisse (1762. During the second half of the century country-dance became essential in public balls, proof of which are the numerous English and French country-dance compilations in performed within those balls. The present study aims to explore the evolution of country-dance in Spain during the 18th century: Is it possible to establish certain particular characteristics? Were Spanish choreographers and composers able to write their own choreographies? To what extent were the French notation systems assimilated by Spanish authors?

    La contradanza llegó a España, a través de Francia, durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIII y fue codifi cada por los autores de tratados de danza francesa en español (Ferriol y Minguet. Ambos describen dos tipos básicos de contradanza: la inglesa y la francesa y coreografían varios ejemplos siguiendo los modelos de tratadistas franceses como Feuillet (1706 o De la Cuisse (1762. Durante la segunda mitad de siglo, las contradanzas se convierten en la esencia de los bailes públicos; prueba de ello son los numerosos recopilatorios de contradanzas, inglesas y francesas, que se interpretaban en dichos bailes. Este estudio se propone explorar la evolución de la contradanza en España en el siglo XVIII: ¿Es posible establecer unas características propias?, ¿Fueron los compositores y coreógrafos españoles capaces de escribir sus propias coreografías?, ¿Hasta qué punto fueron asimilados los sistemas franceses de notación?.

  1. Overview of NATO Background on Scramjet Technology. Chapter 1

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    The purpose of the present overview is to summarize the current knowledge of the NATO contributors. All the topics will be addressed in this chapter, with references and some examples. This background enhances the level of knowledge of the NATO scramjet community, which will be used for writing the specific chapters of the Report. Some previous overviews have been published on scramjet technology worldwide. NASA, DOD, the U.S. industry and global community have studied scramjet-powered hypersonic vehicles for over 40 years. Within the U.S. alone, NASA, DOD (DARPA, U.S. Navy and USAF), and industry have participated in hypersonic technology development. Over this time NASA Langley Research Center continuously studied hypersonic system design, aerothermodynamics, scramjet propulsion, propulsion-airframe integration, high temperature materials and structural architectures, and associated facilities, instrumentation and test methods. These modestly funded programs were substantially augmented during the National Aero-Space Plane (X-30) Program, which spent more than $3B between 1984 and 1995, and brought the DOD and other NASA Centers, universities and industry back into hypersonics. In addition, significant progress was achieved in all technologies required for hypersonic flight, and much of that technology was transferred into other programs, such as X-33, DC-X, X-37, X-43, etc. In addition, technology transfer impacted numerous other industries, including automotive, medical, sports and aerospace.

  2. Transistor electronics use of semiconductor components in switching operations

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    Transistor Electronics: Use of Semiconductor Components in Switching Operations presents the semiconductor components as well as their elementary circuits. This book discusses the scope of application of electronic devices to increase productivity. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general equation for the representation of integer positive numbers. This text then examines the properties and characteristics of basic electronic components, which relates to an understanding of the operation of semiconductors. Other chapters consider the electronic circuit ar

  3. Fundamentals of Physics, Part 4 (Chapters 34-38)

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    Chapter 33. Electromagnetic Waves. Why can one rainbow or two rainbows be seen in the sky but never three rainbows? 33-1 What Is Physics? 33-2 Maxwell's Rainbow. 33-3 The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Qualitatively. 33-4 The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively. 33-5 Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector. 33-6 Radiation Pressure. 33-7 Polarization. 33-8 Reflection and Refraction. 33-9 Total Internal Reflection. 33-10 Polarization by Reflection. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 34. Images. What creates the illusion of hallways in a mirror maze? 34-1 What Is Physics? 34-2 Two Types of Images. 34-3 Plane Mirrors. 34-4 Spherical Mirrors. 34-5 Images from Spherical Mirrors. 34-6 Spherical Refracting Surfaces. 34-7 Thin Lenses. 34-8 Optical Instruments. 34-9 Three Proofs. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 35. Interference. How do color-shifting inks on paper currency shift colors? 35-1 What Is Physics? 35-2 Light as a Wave. 35-3 Diffraction. 35-4 Young's Interference Experiment. 35-5 Coherence. 35-6 Intensity in Double-Slit Interference. 35-7 Interference from Thin Films. 35-8 Michelson's Interferometer. Review & Summary. Questions. Problems. Chapter 36. Diffraction. How were variable displays on credit cards made bright and counterfeit-proof? 36-1 What Is Physics? 36-2 Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light. 36-3 Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima. 36-4 Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively. 36-5 Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively. 36-6 Diffraction by a Circular Aperture. 36-7 Diffraction by a Double Slit. 36-8 Diffraction Gratings. 36-9 Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power. 36-10 X-Ray Diffraction. Review & Summary Questions. Problems. Chapter 37. Relativity. How can we determine what lurks at the center of the galaxy M87, 50 million light-years away? 37-1 What Is Physics? 37-2 The Postulates. 37-3 Measuring an Event. 37-4 The Relativity of Simultaneity. 37-5 The Relativity

  4. Experiences gained by establishing the IAMG Student Chapter Freiberg

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    Ernst, Sebastian M.; Liesenberg, Veraldo; Shahzad, Faisal

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    The International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) Student Chapter Freiberg was founded in 2007 at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) in Germany by national and international graduate and undergraduate students of various geoscientific as well as natural science disciplines. The major aim of the IAMG is to promote international cooperation in the application and use of Mathematics in Geosciences research and technology. The IAMG encourages all types of students and young scientists to found and maintain student chapters, which can even receive limited financial support by the IAMG. Following this encouragement, generations of students at TUBAF have build up and established a prosperous range of activities. These might be an example and an invitation for other young scientists and institutions worldwide to run similar activities. We, some of the current and former students behind the student chapter, have organised talks, membership drives, student seminars, guest lectures, several short courses and even international workshops. Some notable short courses were held by invited IAMG distinguished lecturers. The topics included "Statistical analysis in the Earth Sciences using R - a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics", "Geomathematical Natural Resource Modeling" and "Introduction to Geostatistics for Environmental Applications and Natural Resources Evaluation: Basic Concepts and Examples". Furthermore, we conducted short courses by ourselves. Here, the topics included basic introductions into MATLAB, object oriented programming concepts for geoscientists using MATLAB and an introduction to the Keyhole Markup Language (KML). Most of those short courses lasted several days and provided an excellent and unprecedented teaching experience for us. We were given credit by attending students for filling gaps in our university's curriculum by providing in-depth and hands-on tutorials on topics, which were merely

  5. Joc i cultura del poble valencià: dos textos dels segles XVII i XVIII Game and Culture among the People of Valencia (Spain: Two Texts from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Juego y cultura del pueblo valenciano: dos textos de los siglos XVII y XVIII

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    Full Text Available En aquest article presentem i realitzem un estudi previ sobre dos textos: el primer, una pragmàtica reial del segle XVII, l'autor de la qual és sant Joan de Ribera, i el segon, un romanç de cordell, de Carles Ros, escrit en el segle XVIII. Ambdós tenen en comú la seva temàtica (els jocs i la localització (la ciutat de València, així com l'interès històric i educatiu per il·lustrar dos enfocaments i posicionaments distints sobre l'activitat lúdica: d'una banda, la prohibició i profilaxi moral, i de l'altra, l'interès folklòric i popular pels jocs infantils. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dans cet article, nous présentons et nous réalisons une étude préalable sur deux textes: le premier est une pragmatique royale du XVII siècle, dontl'auteur est Juan de Ribera, et le second, un romance de cordel, c'est-��-dire un roman populaire, de Carlos Ros, écrit au XVIII. Les deux ont en commun la thématique (les jeux et la localisation (la ville de Valence, en Espagne, ainsi que l'intérêt historique et éducatif pour illustrer deux visions et deux positionnements distincts quant à l'activité ludique: la probihition et la prophylaxie morales d'un coôté, et l'intérêt folklorique et populaire les jeux infantiles, de l'autre.This article shows a preliminary study about two texts. The first one is a XVII century royal decree (Pragmática Real written by San Juan de Ribera and the second one is a XVIII century popular romance (Romance de Cordel written by Carles Ros. Both articles share subjects (the game and location (Valencia. They also coincide in their historical and educative interest in showing two different approaches of the play activity: the moral prophylaxis and prohibition on one hand, and the folk interest towards children's games on the other.En este art

  6. El terremoto de Lisboa en el contexto del catastrofismo natural en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Armando ALBEROLA ROMÁ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El conocido como terremoto de Lisboa, acaecido el día primero de noviembre de 1755, constituyó una de las mayores tragedias de la historia europea por los terribles efectos que provocó. Sin embargo no fue la única catástrofe natural a la que hubieron de hacer frente las gentes de la centuria ilustrada. El presente artículo analiza la acción de los agentes meteorológicos —sequías, inundaciones, etc.— y naturales —erupciones volcánicas, terremotos—, así como las consecuencias que provocaron en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII.ABSTRACT: The Famous Lisbon Earthquake of 1 November, 1755 was one of the biggest tragedies in European history because of its dreadful effects. However, it was not the only natural tragedy that had to be faced during this century of Enlightenment. This article anlyses the action of metereological (droughts, floods, etc. and natural (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes agents, as well as their consequences for Spain in the first half of the 18th Century.

  7. Campanas y campaneros: el taller de fundición del siglo XVIII de la ermita de Vera Cruz de Frandovínez (Burgos

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    Alonso Fernández, Carmen

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    Full Text Available The results achieved in the archaeological excavation at the ancient shrine of the Vera Cruz of Frandovínez (Burgos, more specifically those related to a bell foundry of the 18th century, represents an important step forward in the knowledge of this kind of elements of the industrial historical heritage, since, exceptionally, all the structures of the foundry have been documented. Furthermore, the existing documentation dated in 1788, has made possible investigating aspects of the work contract, the economic amount, and different artisan guilds that participated in the work.Los resultados obtenidos en la excavación arqueológica realizada en la antigua ermita de la Vera Cruz de Frandovínez (Burgos, en concreto los relacionados con un taller de fundición de campanas del siglo XVIII, constituyen un importante avance en el conocimiento de este tipo de elementos del patrimonio histórico industrial, ya que de manera excepcional han sido documentadas la totalidad de las estructuras integrantes del taller. Por otro lado, la documentación existente de 1788, ha permitido indagar en aspectos relacionados con la contratación de la obra, el montante económico y los diferentes oficios que participaron en la empresa.

  8. Artefatos e práticas sociais em torno das refeições (São Paulo, séculos XVIII e XIX

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    Maria Aparecida de Menezes Borrego

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    Full Text Available Resumo Em 1923, ingressava no Museu Paulista, por vontade testamentária de D. Francisca Miquelina de Paula de Souza Queiroz, um conjunto de duas cadeiras, canapé e mesa que havia pertencido a seu avô, o Brigadeiro Luis Antonio de Souza Queiroz, uma das maiores fortunas da primeira metade do século XIX paulista, falecido em 1819.Seus atributos físicos são testemunhos das transformações socioeconômicas e incitam à reflexão sobre o significado da posse de objetos, as relações pessoais por eles mediadas e o papel conformador de práticas sociais desempenhado pelos artefatos. A partir do estudo desses móveis e dos bens descritos em inventários de habitantes da cidade de São Paulo, o artigo analisa a dimensão material da vida social, nos séculos XVIII e inícios do XIX, focalizando as práticas sociais em torno das refeições no espaço doméstico, num contexto marcado pela gradual interiorização das sociabilidades.

  9. Transgresión y legalidad en el cortejo del siglo XVIII: el secuestro de mujeres en la diócesis de Zaragoza

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    Daniel BALDELLOU MONCLÚS

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la conflictividad generada en las familias españolas del siglo XVIII a raíz del proceso de secuestro. El «secuestro» se trataba de un recurso legal dependiente del tribunal eclesiástico que permitía a las jóvenes comprometidas ser extraídas de su hogar en caso de que su familia les impidiese el matrimonio planeado. En el caso de la diócesis de Zaragoza, este recurso de secuestro venía acompañado también por los procesos de Manifestación, dependientes de los fueros aragoneses y cuyo funcionamiento permitía este mismo proceso con distintos resultados. Secuestros y manifestaciones constituían una herramienta de presión que las parejas utilizaban frente a una autoridad paterna que era considerada natural pero, no por ello, ilimitada. A lo largo del artículo desglosamos el proceso legal del secuestro y de la manifestación, además de analizar cuál era el impacto emocional que tenía en la familia y la comunidad la salida de una hija soltera de la autoridad paterna.na.

  10. Entre lo íntimo y lo público. La vestimenta en la ciudad de Córdoba a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo se inscribe dentro del campo de estudio de la cultura material y parte de la idea de que los objetos cotidianos constituyen una puerta de entrada para la comprensión de diferentes dinámicas y relaciones sociales. En este sentido, observamos, describimos y analizamos la vestimenta como un aspecto de la vida material en la ciudad de Córdoba, a fines del siglo XVIII. Observada la indumentaria, inserta dentro de las prácticas y relaciones sociales de las que formaba parte, hay una aproximación a cuestiones como la representatividad social de la vestimenta, la circulación intergeneracional de las prendas de vestir, elementos vinculados al vestido e higiene y la indumentaria como claro indicador de género. A lo largo del artículo se puede advertir que los objetos de uso cotidiano no sólo tenían efectos físicos, sino significados sociales y simbólicos que acercan a la compresión de la sociedad en general.

  11. Verónica Undurraga Schüler. Los rostros del honor. Normas culturales y estrategias de promoción social en Chile colonial, siglo XVIII

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    Mabel Paola López Jerez

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    Full Text Available “Soy un pobre artesano, pero tengo honor”. Esta frase expresada por el sastre Diego Escobar, cargada de sentido, pero también de aparentes contradicciones, fue uno de los indicios que luego de un juicioso análisis, realizado durante siete años con más de doscientos expedientes judiciales por injurias, calumnias, lesiones, homicidios, heridas y disensos matrimoniales, extraídos del Archivo Nacional Histórico de Chile, además de registros de escribanos y documentación parroquial, le permitieron a Verónica Undurraga señalar que “durante el siglo XVIII en Santiago de Chile el honor dejó de ser un código cultural monolítico y patrimonio exclusivo de las élites y se desgajó en múltiples capas, se cercenó en diversos horizontes, prestando sus representaciones polisémicas a sujetos de los más variados lugares sociales” (p. 26.

  12. Las cuentas de la Real Hacienda y la Política Fiscal en el Nuevo Reino de Granada: materiales para un estudio, a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Gilma Lucia Mora de Tovar

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    Full Text Available Universidad Nacional de Colombia 12.00 Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Es probable que sean muchos los estudios realizados sobre el desarrollo económico de la Nueva Granada en el siglo XVIII pero pocos de ellos han intentado introducir los fenómenos del aparato fiscal en la configuración de la economía y la sociedad neogranadinas.  Igualmente la relación reforma fiscal  protesta social ha sido un tema descuidado por la historia colonial que ha dedicado notables esfuerzos al conocimiento de los elementos articuladores del sector agrario y del sector minero.  Pero sabemos que el análisis de tales sectores queda incompleto si no se une a su comprensión el estudio de las rentas estancadas que fueron básicas en la constitución de los ingresos reales y de hecho en el sostenimiento de todo el aparato burocrático.

  13. Los Wayúu y los cocina: dos caras diferentes de una misma moneda en la resistencia indígena en la Guajira, siglo XVIII

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    José Polo Acuña

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    Full Text Available El proceso de conquista y colonización de América por los españoles generó conflictos sociales entre éstos y los aborígenes americanos. Buena parte de estos conflictos descansó en la resistencia que desplegaron los indios frente a las formas de dominación hispana; la resistencia iba desde los actos más simples de la vida cotidiana hasta los movimientos armados de grandes dimensiones. Algunos grupos indígenas lograron mantenerse por las estrategias que adoptaron frente a las políticas de dominación, otros estuvieron condenados a su a desaparecer. En cuanto a los primeros Serge Gruzinski destaca el proceso de resistencia desplegado por los indios de México entre los siglos XVIy XVIII,analizando rigurosamente las fuentes con ayuda de disciplinas como la pictografía y la semiótica, tratando en lo posible de mostrar la visión india del conflicto.

  14. Rendición de Cuentas de los Administradores del Obispado en Sede Vacante en España, Siglos XVIII-XIX

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    Full Text Available La relevancia adquirida por la Colecturía general de Espolios y Vacantes durante casi un siglo, como consecuencia de la labor desarrollada para recaudar y administrar las rentas de los obispados, cuando sus sedes se encontraban vacantes, dio lugar a una importante documentación contable. En este trabajo abordamos la organización administrativa de la diócesis, el método contable aplicado, y el proceso contable seguido en la formación de las cuentas que debían elaborar los administradores de las rentas del obispado, cuando dicho cargo quedaba vacante. Palabras clave: historia de la contabilidad, contabilidad privada, siglos XVIII y XIX.The importance acquired by the Colecturía general de Espolios y Vacantes for almost a century, as consequence of the work developed for collection and administration of bishoprics incomes when its sees were vacant, gave rise to an important account documentation. In this investigation, we tackle the administrative organization of the dioceses, the account method applied, and the account process followed in the formation of accounts that administrators of bishoprics incomes had to work out, when such office remained vacant.

  15. Aproximación a los problemas en la vista y el uso de anteojos en el burgos de mediados del XVIII

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    Francisco J. Sanz de la Higuera

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En el Burgos de mediados del siglo XVIII, la posesión de «anteojos» estaba circunscrita a un reducido número de hogares. Únicamente en el 5.7 % de los inventarios post-mortem se mencionan dichos pertrechos oculares, porcentaje que se eleva hasta el 16.9 % en las viviendas de los clérigos y a un 10.3 % en las casas de los nobles rentistas. La posesión de «anteojos» era en el Antiguo Régimen un acontecimiento excepcional, un producto de lujo, y aún exótico, aunque sus módicos precios, la oferta existente en las tiendas de la ciudad y el dinero líquido atesorado en las casas de la ciudad, los hacía relativamente asequibles. Empero, y por contraste, el Catastro de Ensenada nos brinda el conocimiento de múltiples casos de ceguera y graves disfunciones oculares, patologías de las que estaban aquejados, en su inmensa mayoría, hogares de hilanderas, pobres de solemnidad, jornaleros, labradores y artesanos, es decir, las categorías socio-profesionales más analfabetas, paupérrimas y alojadas en la estrechez, para las cuales, en ningún caso, hemos encontrado, en sus inventarios post-mortem, ningún anteojo por modesto que fuera.

  16. Las salamancas mestizas: de las religiones indígenas a la hechicería colonial. Santiago del Estero, siglo XVIII

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    Judith Farberman

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La mayoría de los folcloristas ha coincidido en el origen hispano del estereotipo de escuela de magia conocida como salamanca, de amplia difusión en el noroeste argentino. Este trabajo postula la configuración mestiza del mismo y su desarrollo a partir de la hibridación de elementos religiosos y culturales entre los siglos XVI y XVIII. Como fuentes principales me he valido de dos procesos civiles contra hechiceras sustanciados en Santiago del Estero y, secundariamente, de materiales como Cartas Anuas jesuíticas, catecismos y confesionarios de indios.In general folklore studies agreed upon the Spanish origins of the magic school known as Salamanca, widely spread in the northwest of Argentina. Based on the existence of hybrid elements, found in culture and religion, this article poses the existence of a mestizo influence in its development in Santiago del Estero during the XVI and XVII centuries. The main sources analyzed were judicial processes held against witches in the area under study, and secondarily some material such us the Jesuits' Cartas Anuas, and Indian catechisms and confessionaries.

  17. Reuniones académicas en el siglo XVIII: la literaria función valenciana de los Condes de Parcent en 1763

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    Jesús CAÑAS MURILLO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Edición paleográfica, con introducción y notas textuales, de la Relación, que hace un amigo a otro, de la cèlebre Literaria Función, que en el día 7. de Abril del pre?ente año 1763. huvo en la Ciudad de Valencia, en la Casa de los excelenti simos Señores Condes de Parcent, executada por sus Excelentisimos Hijos Don Joseph, y Doña Cayetana de La-Cerda, y Cernecio, obra en la que se describe una reunión literaria que tuvo lugar en Valencia, en casa de los condes de Parcent, en el año 1763. Palabras clave: historia intelectural, academias, reuniones literarias, textos, siglo XVIII.ABSTRACT: Paleografic edition, with an Introduction and textual notes, of Relación, que hace un amigo a otro, de la cèlebre Literaria Función, que en el día 7. de Abril del presente año 1763. huvo en la Ciudad de Valencia, en la Casa de los excelentisimos Señores Condes de Parcent, executada por sus Excelentisimos Hijos Don Joseph, y Doña Cayetana de La-Cerda, y Cernecio, literary work in which a literary meeting celebrated in Valencia, at the condes de Parcent home, in the year 1763, is described.

  18. Toros y sociedad en el siglo XVIII. Génesis y desarrollo de un espectáculo convertido en seña de identidad nacional

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    Sánchez Álvarez-Insúa, Alberto

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Coinciding with the change of dinasty, during the beginning of the XVIIIth Century two simultaneous processes took place in Spain: a deep crisis of a nationall identity and the appearance of a new show: the bull fights as we know it today. Originally a royal function of the Austrias, due to the multilclass characteristics and the dialogical and identification processes between the audience and the bullfighter, it became a national identity sign which lasts to our days.Coincidiendo con el cambio dinástico, en el inicio mismo del siglo XVIII, tienen lugar en España dos procesos simultáneos: una profunda crisis de identidad nacional y la aparición de un nuevo espectáculo, la fiesta de toros, tal como la conocemos en la actualidad. Espectáculo derivado de la función real de los Austrias, pero cuyas características multiclasistas y el proceso dialógico y de identificación entre el espectador y el lidiador le llevan a convertirse en una seña de identidad nacional que perdura hasta nuestros días.

  19. Dispensas y libros secretos de matrimonios en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX en actuales territorios argentinos

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    Nora Siegrist

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analizan fuentes en archivos y obras de la bibliografía europea e Hispanoamericana vinculados al Derecho Canónico en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX. Los Libros Secretos de Matrimonios, escasa - mente conocidos, revelan la existencia de una realidad justamente secreta, de allí que pocos tuvieron acceso a un material guardado a través del tiempo por la Iglesia Católica. Motivaciones disímiles como consanguinidad directa, primer grado de afinidad en línea recta, disparidad de linaje, de religión, falta de permisos por parte de las autoridades a funcionarios de la administración en Indias y a oficiales militares para que pudieran casar, como el hecho de que algunos Cargadores de Cádiz quisieron ser considerados como solteros ante la sociedad, fueron motivo de que ciertas nupcias se guardaran de incógnito en las Cámaras Episcopales, en libros bajo llave. Se da cuenta de ejemplos ubicados en Buenos Aires, Córdoba y Mendo - za, con extensión a antecedentes existentes en otras regiones geográficas.

  20. Dispensas y libros secretos de matrimonios en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX en actuales territorios argentinos

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    Nora Siegrist

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analizan fuentes en archivos y obras de la bibliografía europea e Hispanoamericana vinculados al Derecho Canónico en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y la primera del XIX. Los Libros Secretos de Matrimonios, escasamente conocidos, revelan la existencia de una realidad justamente secreta, de allí que pocos tuvieron acceso a un material guardado a través del tiempo por la Iglesia Católica. Motivaciones disímiles como consanguinidad directa, primer grado de afinidad en línea recta, disparidad de linaje, de religión, falta de permisos por parte de las autoridades a funcionarios de la administración en Indias y a oficiales militares para que pudieran casar, como el hecho de que algunos Cargadores de Cádiz quisieron ser considerados como solteros ante la sociedad, fueron motivo de que ciertas nupcias se guardaran de incógnito en las Cámaras Episcopales, en libros bajo llave. Se da cuenta de ejemplos ubicados en Buenos Aires, Córdoba y Mendoza, con extensión a antecedentes existentes en otras regiones geográficas.

  1. LA LIBERTÀ E LE IMMAGINI: UNA DRAMMATURGIA A STAZIONI PER IL CONTROLLO DELL’AMORE. LETTURA DI PURGATORIO XVIII-XIX

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    Ottavio Brigandì

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    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro si propone come lettura dei canti XVIII e XIX del Purgatorio, dove il centrale discorso di Virgilio sull’amore come fondamento dell’agire umano trova esemplificazione nella doppia forma dell’incontro con le anime accidiose e del sogno (la celebre «femminabalba». Che sia in dialogo col maestro o nella descrizione dei purganti o per esperienza onirica, la scoperta della forza del desiderio è seguita, rassicurazione e monito insieme, dalla certezza che il libero arbitrio può trattenerci dalle azioni ree, riconducendo il potere appetitivoa quello conoscitivo e dunque trasformando il “moto” d’amore nella feconda stasi della riflessione. Fra gli espedienti che sortiscono l’effetto di porre il lettore sullo stesso piano del Viator, si segnalano l’impianto teatrale del discorso, fitto di stazioni narrative e tematiche, e lo stile ricco di figurazioni, allusivo a un impiego della facoltà immaginativa per un fine poetico che intende mostrarsi utile all’educazione umana e davvero “libero” dal giogo amoroso.

  2. Los Cinco Gremios Mayores y el Abastecimiento de Víveres al Ejército Español en el siglo XVIII

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    Rafael TORRES SÁNCHEZ

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La actividad de los Cinco Gremios Mayores en el suministro de víveres al ejército español durante el siglo XVIII es conocida, pero no se ha estudiado. Nuestro objetivo ha sido analizar cómo se desarrolló su participación en esta actividad, las fases y el contenido de los asientos de provisión firmados con el Estado. Concluimos que los Gremios aprovecharon este negocio para articular su propia expansión como compañía. Hemos descubierto que la entrada y evolución de los Gremios en el negocio del abastecimiento de víveres tuvo mucho que ver con los cambios políticos y la proximidad al poder. La cercanía a la Familia Real, las transformaciones en las políticas de suministros militares o el crédito del Estado actuaron como factores clave para entender esa evolución. Al final, los Gremios lograron una posición de monopolio y privilegio, que el Estado sostuvo en la gestión ordinaria del suministro con un marcado trato de favor. El éxito de los Gremios en este negocio les llevó a una dependencia mayor del poder y a unir su suerte a la del Estado.

  3. Formación, desarrollo y configuración socio-étnica de una ciudad colonial: Cuenca, siglos XVI-XVIII

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    Simard, Jacques P.

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    El artículo aborda el crecimiento físico y la organización social de la ciudad de Cuenca (Audiencia de Quito. Interesándose fundamentalmente en la urbanización de la población indígena, y basándose en los datos de los contratos de compra-venta de tierras, distingue varias áreas de poblamiento: el centro de la ciudad, los suburbios o áreas periurbanas, y las periferias semi-rurales y trata de medir el crecimiento de Cuenca. Plantea tres modelos sucesivos de organización: primero, el intento inicial de la segregación étnica entre españoles e indios; segundo, la jerarquización socio-étnica de los barrios y lugares de residencia urbanos y periurbanos; tercero, el mestizaje y la constitución de barrios “populares”. El trabajo cuenta con cuatro propuestas cartográficas de la ciudad: en 1557, 1600, 1700 y 1780, y con un mapa del valle de Cuenca a fines del siglo XVIII.

  4. Introduction to physical properties and elasticity models: Chapter 20

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    Dvorkin, Jack; Helgerud, Michael B.; Waite, William F.; Kirby, Stephen H.; Nur, Amos

    2003-01-01

    Estimating the in situ methane hydrate volume from seismic surveys requires knowledge of the rock physics relations between wave speeds and elastic moduli in hydrate/sediment mixtures. The elastic moduli of hydrate/sediment mixtures depend on the elastic properties of the individual sedimentary particles and the manner in which they are arranged. In this chapter, we present some rock physics data currently available from literature. The unreferenced values in Table I were not measured directly, but were derived from other values in Tables I and II using standard relationships between elastic properties for homogeneous, isotropic material. These derivations allow us to extend the list of physical property estimates, but at the expense of introducing uncertainties due to combining property values measured under different physical conditions. This is most apparent in the case of structure II (sII) hydrate for which very few physical properties have been measured under identical conditions.

  5. Chapter 12: Trapped Electrons as Electrical (Quantum) Circuits

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    Verdú, José

    2014-01-01

    In this chapter, we present a detailed model of the equivalent electric circuit of a single trapped particle in a coplanar-waveguide (CPW) Penning trap. The CPW-trap, which is essentially a section of coplanar-waveguide transmission-line, is designed to make it compatible with circuit-quantum electrodynamic architectures. This will enable a single trapped electron, or geonium atom, as a potential building block of microwave quantum circuits. The model of the trapped electron as an electric circuit was first introduced by Hans Dehmelt in the 1960s. It is essential for the description of the electronic detection using resonant tank circuits. It is also the basis for the description of the interaction of a geonium atom with other distant quantum systems through electrical (microwave) signals.

  6. Finite Element Method (Chapter from "Gratings: Theory and Numeric Applications")

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    Demésy, Guillaume; Nicolet, André; Vial, Benjamin

    2013-01-01

    In this chapter, we demonstrate a general formulation of the Finite Element Method allowing to calculate the diffraction efficiencies from the electromagnetic field diffracted by arbitrarily shaped gratings embedded in a multilayered stack lightened by a plane wave of arbitrary incidence and polarization angle. It relies on a rigorous treatment of the plane wave sources problem through an equivalent radiation problem with localized sources. Bloch conditions and a new Adaptative Perfectly Matched Layer have been implemented in order to truncate the computational domain. We derive this formulation for both mono-dimensional gratings in TE/TM polarization cases (2D or scalar case) and for the most general bidimensional or crossed gratings (3D or vector case). The main advantage of this formulation is its complete generality with respect to the studied geometries and the material properties. Its principle remains independent of both the number of diffractive elements by period and number of stack layers. The flexi...

  7. Chapter 5: Network biology approach to complex diseases.

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    Full Text Available Complex diseases are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Uncovering the molecular pathways through which genetic factors affect a phenotype is always difficult, but in the case of complex diseases this is further complicated since genetic factors in affected individuals might be different. In recent years, systems biology approaches and, more specifically, network based approaches emerged as powerful tools for studying complex diseases. These approaches are often built on the knowledge of physical or functional interactions between molecules which are usually represented as an interaction network. An interaction network not only reports the binary relationships between individual nodes but also encodes hidden higher level organization of cellular communication. Computational biologists were challenged with the task of uncovering this organization and utilizing it for the understanding of disease complexity, which prompted rich and diverse algorithmic approaches to be proposed. We start this chapter with a description of the general characteristics of complex diseases followed by a brief introduction to physical and functional networks. Next we will show how these networks are used to leverage genotype, gene expression, and other types of data to identify dysregulated pathways, infer the relationships between genotype and phenotype, and explain disease heterogeneity. We group the methods by common underlying principles and first provide a high level description of the principles followed by more specific examples. We hope that this chapter will give readers an appreciation for the wealth of algorithmic techniques that have been developed for the purpose of studying complex diseases as well as insight into their strengths and limitations.

  8. Chinese Biogas Digester. A Potential Model for Small-Scale, Rural Applications. (A Manual for Construction and Operation). Reprint No. R-51.

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    Nakagawa, Charles H.; Honquilada, Q. L.

    This book provides the basic knowledge and guides for the construction and operation of a small-scale, family-size biogas unit. The first chapter discusses the benefits of biogas production and the Chinese biogas model. The second chapter shows the components, design formulas, and sizing units of the biogas model. Chapter 3 describes actual…

  9. Estudio de las Obras de D. Antonio Rafael Mengs, primer pintor de Cámara del Rey, de D. José Nicolás de Azara: Aportación a la historia del léxico del siglo XVIII

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    López Mora, Pilar

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    A partir del estudio de las Obras de D. Antonio Rafael Mengs, primer pintor de Cámara del Rey, publicadas por D. José Nicolás de Azara a finales del siglo XVIII, la autora de esta investigación realiza, en primer lugar, una caracterización lexicológica de este tratado teórico-artístico, prestando especial atención al léxico propio del género al que pertenece. A continuación, se analizan los neologismos del siglo XVIII encontrados en el texto.

  10. Stable approximate evaluation of unbounded operators

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    Groetsch, Charles W

    2007-01-01

    Spectral theory of bounded linear operators teams up with von Neumann’s theory of unbounded operators in this monograph to provide a general framework for the study of stable methods for the evaluation of unbounded operators. An introductory chapter provides numerous illustrations of unbounded linear operators that arise in various inverse problems of mathematical physics. Before the general theory of stabilization methods is developed, an extensive exposition of the necessary background material from the theory of operators on Hilbert space is provided. Several specific stabilization methods are studied in detail, with particular attention to the Tikhonov-Morozov method and its iterated version.

  11. Johann Andreas Cramer e o "ensaio químico mineral" no século XVIII Johann Andreas Cramer and the "mineral chemical assaying" in the Eighteenth century

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    Andréa Bortolotto

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    Full Text Available In this research, we seek to corroborate the contributions of Chemistry to the identification, extraction and classification of minerals in the XVIII century, as well as, to approach the discussion that History of Chemistry shouldn't be understood in terms of a tight line of thoughts. For that, we analyze the work of Johann Andreas Cramer (1710-1777, Elements of the Art of Assaying Metals. Cramer proposed a method of mineral assaying based on the chemical behavior of the bodies, which allowed him to identify, extract and classify the minerals with more assertiveness.

  12. Magias de cozinha: escravas e feitiços em Portugal - Séculos XVII e XVIII Kitchen spells: female slaves and magic spells in Portugal - 17th and 18th Centuries

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    Daniela Buono Calainho

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar algumas considerações acerca das manifestações mágico-religiosas da população feminina de origem africana em Portugal entre os séculos XVII e XVIII, relacionadas ao uso de ervas, alimentos e outros ingredientes que compunham os feitiços.With this work I intend to present some considerations on the religious-magical practices of African female populations in Portugal during the 17th and 18th centuries, related to the use of herbs, food and other ingred...

  13. Magias de cozinha: escravas e feitiços em Portugal - Séculos XVII e XVIII Kitchen spells: female slaves and magic spells in Portugal - 17th and 18th Centuries

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    Daniela Buono Calainho

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar algumas considerações acerca das manifestações mágico-religiosas da população feminina de origem africana em Portugal entre os séculos XVII e XVIII, relacionadas ao uso de ervas, alimentos e outros ingredientes que compunham os feitiços.With this work I intend to present some considerations on the religious-magical practices of African female populations in Portugal during the 17th and 18th centuries, related to the use of herbs, food and other ingredients which were used in magic spells.

  14. El gesto coréutico en la música hispánica de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII: una propuesta de interpretación históricamente informada del fandango

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    María José Ruiz Mayordomo

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    Full Text Available Dentro del marco que ofrece este congreso dedicado al fandango, el equipo formado por la coreóloga María José Ruiz Mayordomo y la musicóloga Aurèlia Pessarrodona quiere presentar un estudio de este género desde su gesto, un aspecto prácticamente ausente dentro de los múltiples enfoques de los que ha sido objeto. Nuestra propuesta parte de una metodología transdisciplinar (músicocoréutica y teóricopráctica que analiza la gestualidad de la obra musical misma captada a través del cuerpo danzante ideal de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, estableciendo a su vez un diálogo con el entorno coréutico de la época. Nuestro objetivo en este trabajo es restaurar un fandango de teatro del siglo XVIII. Ante la escasez de testimonios escritos, tomamos como fuentes principales fandangos coréuticos antiguos conservados en la tradición bolera, transmitida de manera ágrafa, oral, visual, corporal y artística, es decir, por aprendizaje directo entre transmisor repetidor y maestro e intérprete. En este caso partimos del baile conocido como Fandango del Siglo XVIII, cuya coreografía encaja perfectamente con la música de un fandango de teatro de finales de siglo XVIII compuesto por Bernardo Álvarez Acero. El análisis de la relación entre gestos musicales y coréuticos de ambas obras proporciona claves para entender estos y otros fandangos musicales de la época. Así pues, esta propuesta pretende acercar a teóricos e intérpretes al fenómeno del fandango de un modo más integral, de cara a restaurar e interpretar estas obras desde un punto de vista coreográfica y coreológicamente informado.

  15. Vicente Mora Chimo, de «Indio principal» a «Procurador General de los Indios del Perú»: cambio de legitimidad del poder autóctono a principios del siglo XVIII

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    Mathis, Sophie

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    A través de la trayectoria de Vicente Mora Chimo, descendiente de caciques del valle de Chicama (Trujillo, Perú), nos proponemos mirar cómo el poder autóctono va forjando nuevas bases de legitimidad, en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII. Este Indio principal de Santiago de Cao pasó a ser Procurador General de los Indios del Perú desde España. Al asimilar las reglas de la justicia colonial para defender a los indígenas, logró eficacia ganándose su reconocimiento. Supo interactuar con magistrado...

  16. Pedro Gutiérrez Bueno (1745-1822), los libros de texto y los nuevos públicos de la química en el último tercio del siglo XVIII

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    García Belmar, Antonio; Bertomeu Sánchez, José Ramón

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    El presente trabajo se enmarca en un proyecto de investigación acerca del papel de las prácticas y los conocimientos químicos en la transición de la materia médica a la farmacología experimental. Dentro de ese esquema general, el objeto de este artículo es el estudio de los libros de texto destinados a los estudiantes de medicina y de cirugía durante los años finales del siglo XVIII y la primera mitad del siglo XIX. En un estudio anterior, publicado en esta revista nos ocupamos de establecer ...

  17. "No le quieren prestar el respeto y obediencia debida a causa de ser mujer". Cacicas y prácticas judiciales en pleitos de 'pueblos de indios'. Chile Central, fines del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por objetivo relevar el rol de algunas mujeres en los ‘pueblos de indios’ de Chile Central a fines del siglo XVIII. Por medio de un estudio de casos, proponemos un análisis de las prácticas judiciales –o ‘cultura jurídica’– por parte de cacicas e ‘indios’. En estos casos particulares se realza la capacidad que tuvieron estas mujeres para poder defenderse en pleitos que las confrontaba contra sus comunidades o contra los hacendados.

  18. Image Post-Processing and Analysis. Chapter 17

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    For decades, scientists have used computers to enhance and analyse medical images. At first, they developed simple computer algorithms to enhance the appearance of interesting features in images, helping humans read and interpret them better. Later, they created more advanced algorithms, where the computer would not only enhance images but also participate in facilitating understanding of their content. Segmentation algorithms were developed to detect and extract specific anatomical objects in images, such as malignant lesions in mammograms. Registration algorithms were developed to align images of different modalities and to find corresponding anatomical locations in images from different subjects. These algorithms have made computer aided detection and diagnosis, computer guided surgery and other highly complex medical technologies possible. Nowadays, the field of image processing and analysis is a complex branch of science that lies at the intersection of applied mathematics, computer science, physics, statistics and biomedical sciences. This chapter will give a general overview of the most common problems in this field and the algorithms that address them

  19. California spotted owls: Chapter 5 in Managing Sierra Nevada forests

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    Roberts, Suzanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.

    2012-01-01

    California spotted owls (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) are habitat specialists that are strongly associated with late-successional forests. For nesting and roosting, they require large trees and snags embedded in a stand with a complex forest structure (Blakesley et al. 2005, Gutiérrez et al. 1992, Verner et al. 1992b). In mixedconifer forests of the Sierra Nevada, California spotted owls typically nest and roost in stands with high canopy closure (≥75 percent) [Note: when citing studies, we use terminology consistent with Jennings et al. (1999), however, not all studies properly distinguish between canopy cover and closure and often use the terms interchangeably (see chapter 14 for clarification)] and an abundance of large trees (>24 in (60 cm) diameter at breast height [d.b.h.]) (Bias and Gutiérrez 1992, Gutiérrez et al. 1992, LaHaye et al. 1997, Moen and Gutiérrez 1997, Verner et al. 1992a). The California spotted owl guidelines (Verner et al. 1992b) effectively summarized much of the information about nesting and roosting habitat. Since that report, research on the California spotted owl has continued with much of the new information concentrated in five areas: population trends, barred owl (Strix varia) invasion, climate effects, foraging habitat, and owl response to fire.

  20. The impact of climate change on coastal ecosystems: chapter 6

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    Burkett, Virginia; Woodroffe, Colin D.; Nicholls, Robert J.; Forbes, Donald L.

    2014-01-01

    In this chapter we stress two important features of coasts and coastal ecosystems. First, these are dynamic systems which continually undergo adjustments, especially through erosion and re-deposition, in response to a range of processes. Many coastal ecosystems adjust naturally at a range of time scales and their potential for response is examined partly by reconstructing how such systems have coped with natural changes of climate and sea level in the geological past. Second, coasts have changed profoundly through the 20th Century due to the impacts of human development (such as urbanisation, port and industrial expansion, shore protection, and the draining and conversion of coastal wetlands), with these development-related drivers closely linked to a growing global population and economy. It remains a challenge to isolate the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise from either the natural trajectory of shoreline change, or the accelerated pathway resulting from other human-related stressors. There exists a danger of overstating the importance of climate change, or overlooking significant interactions of climate change with other drivers.

  1. Technetium-99m Radiopharmaceuticals in Neurology. Chapter 6

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    The ideal radioisotope for single photon emission computed tomography imaging is 99mTc, due to its physical decay characteristics, its availability through commercially available generator systems and its low cost per dose. Technetium-99m hydrophilic complexes are used to evaluate the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, while neutral and lipophilic complexes are used as brain perfusion imaging agents for determination of changes in regional cerebral blood flow in various neurological disorders. Radiopharmaceuticals that bind to central nervous system (CNS) receptors in vivo are useful for understanding the pathophysiology of a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. Nowadays, CNS receptor imaging agents are, with some exceptions, typically positron emission tomography radionuclide based radiopharmaceuticals. The reason for this is not based on principal but is rather as a result of the fact that efforts in the direction of 99mTc containing agents have not been strong or consistent enough. In the chapter, the progress made in the development of 99mTc complexes for imaging dopamine transporter, 5-HT1A receptor and amyloid plaques is presented. (author)

  2. Chapter 4: neurology in the Bible and the Talmud.

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    Feinsod, Moshe

    2010-01-01

    The Bible, a major pillar of Western Civilization consists of Hebrew Scriptures, assembled over a millennium and accepted as of divine origin. The Talmud is a compendium of Jewish laws, covering every possible aspect of life, analyzed in depth from 200 BCE to 600 CE, becoming the foundation of Jewish existence. The all-encompassing character of the books provides numerous medical problems and observations that appear in various connotations. When in need to clarify various legal dilemmas, the Talmudic sages displayed astoundingly accurate anatomical knowledge and were pioneers in clinical-pathological correlations. The descriptions of "neurological" events in the Bible are very precise but show no evidence of neurological knowledge. Those reported in the various tractates of the Talmud are evidence of a substantial medical knowledge, marked by Hellenistic influence. Subjects such as head and spinal injuries, epilepsy, handedness neuralgias aphasia tinnitus and tremor were discussed in depth. This chapter is an updated collection of the studies, extracting observations and discussions of neurological manifestations from the ancient texts. PMID:19892107

  3. Chapter 4: neurology in the Bible and the Talmud.

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    Feinsod, Moshe

    2010-01-01

    The Bible, a major pillar of Western Civilization consists of Hebrew Scriptures, assembled over a millennium and accepted as of divine origin. The Talmud is a compendium of Jewish laws, covering every possible aspect of life, analyzed in depth from 200 BCE to 600 CE, becoming the foundation of Jewish existence. The all-encompassing character of the books provides numerous medical problems and observations that appear in various connotations. When in need to clarify various legal dilemmas, the Talmudic sages displayed astoundingly accurate anatomical knowledge and were pioneers in clinical-pathological correlations. The descriptions of "neurological" events in the Bible are very precise but show no evidence of neurological knowledge. Those reported in the various tractates of the Talmud are evidence of a substantial medical knowledge, marked by Hellenistic influence. Subjects such as head and spinal injuries, epilepsy, handedness neuralgias aphasia tinnitus and tremor were discussed in depth. This chapter is an updated collection of the studies, extracting observations and discussions of neurological manifestations from the ancient texts.

  4. Chapter 20: neurological illustration from photography to cinematography.

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    2010-01-01

    This chapter explores iconography in neurology from the birth of photography up to the early medical applications of cinematography before 1914. The important visual part of neurological diagnosis explains why these techniques were adopted very early by neurologists. Duchenne published the first medical book illustrated with photographs of patients. The first and most famous photographic laboratory was created in Charcot's department, at the Salpêtrière in Paris, under the direction of Albert Londe. Londe published the first book dedicated to medical photography. The physiologist Marey and the photographer Muybridge, in association with neurologists, played key roles in the development of chronophotography and cinematography. Germany was the first country to welcome cinematography in a neurology department. Independently, neurologists began to film patients in other countries in Europe and in America. In 1905, Arthur Van Gehuchten (1861-1914), Belgian anatomist and neurologist, began systematically to film neurologic patients, with the intention of building up a complete neurological iconographic collection. This collection has survived and has been restored in the laboratory of the Royal Belgian Film Archive where the films are now safely stored in their vaults. PMID:19892123

  5. Stematografija Hristofora Žefarovicia jako dokument kulturowych i narodowych dążeń Serbów w pierwszej połowie XVIII wieku

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    Full Text Available Hristofor Zhefarovich’s Stemmatographia as a document of the cultural and national aspirations of the Serbs in the first half of the eighteenth centuryStemmatographia, by Hristofor Zhefarovich (1741, was one of the most important Serbian books published in the first half of the 18th century. The first part contains the majestic portraits of the canonized Serbian sovereigns who built and strengthened the medieval Serbian state; the second part presents images of the coats of arms of the Balkan lands. Work composed in such a way corresponded to the political and religious program of the Archbishopric of Karlovci, the most important Serbian religious and secular institution in the lands belonging to the Habsburg monarchy. The reference to the tradition of the medieval state by presenting images of rulers and marking its territories by coats of arms legitimized the authority of the Serbian Orthodox Church that declared itself to be the heir and continuator of this tradition. At the same time, the gallery of portraits of the rulers and Orthodox Church notables constituted the national pantheon of saints that conferred a sacral aspect on Serbian history. Stematografija Hristofora Žefarovicia jako dokument kulturowych i narodowych dążeń Serbów w pierwszej połowie XVIII wiekuStematografija Hristofora Žefarovicia (1741 była jedną z najważniejszych serbskich książek wydanych w pierwszej połowie XVIII wieku. Pierwsza jej część zawiera majestatyczne portrety kanonizowanych serbskich władców, którzy budowali i umacniali średniowieczne państwo serbskie; druga przedstawia wizerunki herbów ziem bałkańskich. Tak skomponowanie dzieło wpisywało się w polityczno-religijny program Metropolii Karłowickiej, najważniejszej serbskiej instytucji religijnej i świeckiej na ziemiach należących do monarchii habsburskiej. Odwołanie się do tradycji średniowiecznego państwa poprzez zaprezentowanie wizerunków władców oraz okre

  6. El Tribunal de la Inquisición de Valladolid y el control de las ideas en la España del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El tribunal inquisitorial de Valladolid, al igual que el resto de los tribunales que formaban el Santo Oficio español, mostró durante el siglo XVIII una especial preocupación por el control de las ideas, particularmente aquellas que quedaban reflejadas en obras manuscritas e impresas. Los inquisidores vallisoletanos se esforzaron para evitar que en su distrito penetraran las obras que tanto éxito estaban teniendo fuera de nuestras fronteras, pero la existencia de una fuerte demanda, probablemente por ubicarse en él las universidades de Valladolid y Salamanca, hizo que la censura no fuera tan eficaz como ellos hubieran querido. Tal como queda reflejado en este artículo, no se impidió, pero sí se dificultó la difusión de libros total o parcialmente prohibidos.ABSTRACT: The Tribunal of the Inquisition of Valladolid —similarly to the rest of the tribunals of the Spanish Holy Office— showed a special concern for the control of ideas, mostly those ideas expressed in manuscript and printed works. The Inquisitors of Valladolid took pains to avoid the entrance of texts that were succesful abroad, but the existence of an important demand —probably due to the foundation of the Universities of Valladolid and Salamanca— decreased the efficiency of the censorship they wanted to impose. This paper intends to show that the reading and commerce of completely or partially forbidden books was not prevented, but it was certainly hindered.

  7. Aportes de los "intermediarios culturales" en la conformación de los paisajes fronterizos del norte de la patagonia a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available A fines del siglo XVIII la Corona española envió expedicionarios a reconocer el norte de la Patagonia, un territorio dominado por grupos indígenas pero de importancia estratégica para los hispanocriollos. Los funcionarios del Virreinato del Río de la Plata que llevaron a cabo dichas exploraciones registraron sus impresiones en diarios de viaje que analizamos con el objetivo de examinar los modos en que el paisaje norpatagónico fue construido simbólicamente. Consideramos que dicho paisaje se constituyó en base a las luchas desplegadas tanto por hispanocriollos como por indígenas buscando dar sentido al territorio. Sostenemos que, en este contexto, los personajes que se desempeñaban como intérpretes ejercían un rol fundamental en la configuración del territorio, dada la ambigüedad de su posición de intermediarios en las relaciones interétnicas.By late eighteen century the Spanish Crown sent expedition to recognize north Patagonia, a territory dominated by indigenous groups but also of strategic importance to the Hispanic-Creole population. River Plate Viceroyalty officials in charge of the above-mentioned explorations registered their impressions in travel diaries that are thoroughly analyzed in order to discover the ways this landscape of north Patagonia was symbolically constructed. We think this mestizo landscape was the result of struggles maintained between Hispanic-Creoles and natives searching to convey meaning to the territory. Moreover, we state that in this context, the actors who served as interpreters developed a key role in the territorial configuration, given the ambiguity of their position as intermediaries of interethnic relations.

  8. Un documento inédito del siglo XVIII. El padre jesuita Pedro Lozano y su primera carta anua, 1720-1730

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    Full Text Available Letters Anuas of the Jesuit Province of Paraguay are very important and historical sources necessary for the reconstruction of the cultural and evangelizing by the Company of Jesus in the territories of the River Plate. For this reason, the editing and analysis of such sources are fundamental tasks in this case we refer to the first letter Anua made by father Lozano and reporting to the father General, resident in Rome, about the context in which they developed their evangelizing work parents of the order. Besides highlighting the image of the author, father Pedro Lozano, the context in which he wrote, the role of these documents, and some of the particularities and topics that exposes the source of the first half of the eighteenth century.Las Cartas Anuas de la Provincia Jesuítica del Paraguay son fuentes históricas muy importantes e indispensables para la reconstrucción de la labor cultural y evangelizadora realizada por la Compañía de Jesús en los territorios del Río de la Plata. Por esta razón, la edición y análisis de este tipo de fuentes son tareas fundamentales, en este caso nos referiremos a la primera Carta Anua que realizó el padre Lozano y que informan al padre General, residente en Roma, acerca del contexto en los cuales desarrollaron su labor evangelizadora los padres de la orden. Además resaltaremos la figura de su autor el padre Pedro Lozano, el contexto en el cual escribió, la función que cumplieron estos documentos, y algunas de las particularidades y tópicos que expone esta fuente de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII.

  9. Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne - what does e-publication mean for you?

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    Full Text Available Changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature are decided on every 6 years at Nomenclature Sections associated with International Botanical Congresses (IBC. The XVIII IBC was held in Melbourne, Australia; the Nomenclature Section met on 18-22 July 2011 and its decisions were accepted by the Congress at its plenary session on 30 July. Several important changes were made to the Code as a result of this meeting that will affect publication of new names. Two of these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2012, some months before the Melbourne Code is published. Electronic material published online in Portable Document Format (PDF with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN or an International Standard Book Number (ISBN will constitute effective publication, and the requirement for a Latin description or diagnosis for names of new taxa will be changed to a requirement for a description or diagnosis in either Latin or English. In addition, effective from 1 January 2013, new names of organisms treated as fungi must, in order to be validly published, include in the protologue (everything associated with a name at its valid publication the citation of an identifier issued by a recognized repository (such as MycoBank. Draft text of the new articles dealing with electronic publication is provided and best practice is outlined.To encourage dissemination of the changes made to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, this article will be published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Brittonia, Cladistics, MycoKeys, Mycotaxon, New Phytologist, North American Fungi, Novon, Opuscula Philolichenum, PhytoKeys, Phytoneuron, Phytotaxa, Plant Diversity and Resources, Systematic Botany and Taxon.

  10. Weapon in houses in Burgos in the eighteenth century. Between functionality and exhibitionism Armas en las casas burgalesas del siglo XVIII. Entre la funcionalidad y el exhibicionismo

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    Full Text Available In domestic interiors in Burgos in the eighteenth century, the post-mortem inventories allow a deep analysis of a rather unknown and disturbing aspect of material culture, the ownership and use of weapons among the urban population of the old Regime. Not all socio-professional and socio-economic categories have access in the same way to firearms or «white» weapons and their availability changes throughout the century. Who owned the weapons? What was their weight on the volume of their fortunes? What accounts for their presence at homes? Personal and domestic protection, professional requirements, exhibitionism in the social hierarchy and ostentation, hunting needs? How much permeability and penetration did weapons know throughout the eighteenth century?En los interiores domésticos del Burgos del siglo XVIII, los inventarios post mortem permiten un análisis intenso de un aspecto bastante desconocido e inquietante de la cultura material, la posesión y usufructo de armas entre la población urbana del Antiguo Régimen. No todas las categorías socioprofesionales y socioeconómicas tenían acceso de la misma manera a las armas de fuego o a las armas «blancas» y su disponibilidad cambia a lo largo de la centuria. ¿Quiénes eran propietarios de armas? ¿Cuál era su peso relativo sobre el volumen de sus fortunas? ¿A qué responde su aparición en las viviendas? ¿Protección personal y doméstica, exigencias profesionales, exhibicionismo en la jerarquía social y boato, necesidad cinegética? ¿Qué grado de permeabilidad y penetración conocieron las armas a lo largo del Setecientos?

  11. Administración o asiento. La política estatal de suministros militares en la monarquía española del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Uno de los supuestos más utilizados para comprender la construcción del Estado ha sido resolver la pregunta de cómo el Estado resolvió la necesidad de movilizar recursos para la guerra: por administración o por asiento. Así, desde Thompson, se ha relacionado la decadencia del Estado de los Austrias con el tránsito de un sistema de administración a otro de asiento, del mismo modo que el fortalecimiento del Estado de los Borbones se ha vinculado a un mayor protagonismo de la administración frente a los asientos. Nuestro objetivo en este artículo es valorar la realidad histórica de este planteamiento. A partir de los estudios realizados para el siglo XvIII, concluimos que el recurso del Estado de los Borbones a los asientos estuvo más vigente de lo que tradicionalmente se ha pensado. los casos de suministros analizados muestran que no hubo ninguna evolución lineal en ningún sentido; más bien lo que aparece es una continua fluctuación entre métodos. La razón de este comportamiento es que los límites entre asientos y administración eran menores de lo que se ha sostenido y, sobre todo, que no obstaculizó el fortalecimiento del Estado y el ejercicio de su autoridad.

  12. La economía espiritual en Antioquia. Las funciones de las capellanías entre los siglos XVII-XVIII

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    Full Text Available Mediante el uso de los documentos de escribanos del período colonial, este trabajo presenta el desarrollo y la influencia de las capellanías en la Provincia de Antioquia durante los siglos XVII y XVIII. Las capellanías fueron instituciones piadosas al servicio de las almas de sus fundadores y beneficiaron a familiares y clérigos allegados. A partir de las inquietudes escatológicas sobre el más allá, las capellanías cumplieron funciones terrenales como la educativa, la rentista y la crediticia, en el marco de una “economía espiritual”, y consolidaron las redes familiares y políticas del poder. Por otra parte, los bienes de las capellanías contribuyeron al crecimiento económico regional a través de la inversión en actividades productivas. The "economía espiritual" in Antioquia. The Functions of Chaplaincies Between 17t h and 18t h CenturiesAbstractThrough the check of affidavits from the colonial period, this work presents the development and the influence of the chaplaincies in Antioquia between 17th and 18th centuries. The chaplaincies were pious institutions that served the souls of its founders and benefited at family priests. From the afterlife beliefs, the chaplaincies had roles in education, income and credit, as part of an "economía espiritual" (spiritual economy, and they strengthed the political and family connections within the power. Furthermore, the chaplaincies contributed to economic growth in Antioquia, with the investment of its goods in profitable activities.

  13. A TRAVÉS DE LOS ANDES. ESTRATEGIAS SOCIALES Y REDES DE PODER ENTRE CÓRDOBA Y HUANCAVELICA EN EL SIGLO XVIII

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    Mar\\u00EDa Victoria M\\u00E1rquez

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    Full Text Available Se indaga en la participación y los usos de los espacios burocráticos y administrativos por parte de la élite colonial en el siglo XVIII. Para ello se aborda el caso de una familia de grandes tratantes del comercio interregional- los Mendiolaza- cuyos intereses se asentaron en diversos puntos de la región andina. Así se propone una mirada comparativa sobre las estrategias de un mismo entramado social o red de relaciones. El artículo hace foco en dos lugares, Córdoba y Huancavelica, en tanto se trata de ámbitos nucleares en la actividad de esta familia, pero también, de regiones contrastantes cuyas realidades escasamente podrían paragonarse: Córdoba una jurisdicción de frontera, dedicada mayormente a la ganadería mular y ubicada lejos de los principales centros del poder colonial; Huancavelica, una ciudad minera, bajo jurisdicción real por ser la única zona productora de mercurio americano y sometida a la influencia y los intereses de la corte virreinal de Lima. Se constata el establecimiento de alianzas matrimoniales, compadrazgos y amistades que configuraron estrategias de poder tan eficaces como el ejercicio mismo de un oficio en la administración colonial. Asimismo se establece, para el caso específico abordado, que el apoyo sistemático a las controvertidas medidas borbónicas- y a sus funcionarios- fue un aspecto esencial para su propia consolidación, dentro de los espacios de poder locales en los que se avecindaron.

  14. Advances of evolutionary computation methods and operators

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    The goal of this book is to present advances that discuss alternative Evolutionary Computation (EC) developments and non-conventional operators which have proved to be effective in the solution of several complex problems. The book has been structured so that each chapter can be read independently from the others. The book contains nine chapters with the following themes: 1) Introduction, 2) the Social Spider Optimization (SSO), 3) the States of Matter Search (SMS), 4) the collective animal behavior (CAB) algorithm, 5) the Allostatic Optimization (AO) method, 6) the Locust Search (LS) algorithm, 7) the Adaptive Population with Reduced Evaluations (APRE) method, 8) the multimodal CAB, 9) the constrained SSO method.

  15. The Role of Safety in IVHM - Chapter 9

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — When we address safety in a book on the business case for IVHM, the question arises whether safety isn’t inherently in conflict with the need of operators to run...

  16. Network operations support systems as a competitive advantage

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    The overall purpose of this paper is to perfom an analysis of TELUS and to examine if Network Operation Support Systems (OSS) can provide TELUS with a sustainable competitive advantage. The paper begins with the first three chapter exploring overviews of the components of the Canadian Telecommunications services industry, TELUS and its products, and the markets and revenues. The next chapter is an industry analysis of the industry landscape and its players. Michael Porter's Five Forces model ...

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    With many worked examples, this book provides step-by-step instruction for all calculations required for wastewater treatment. Pertinent calculations are conveniently summarized in each chapter. The text covers all the fundamental math concepts and skills needed for daily wastewater treatment plant operations. The workbook for this book can be purchased separately or together in the Applied Math for Wastewater Plant Operators Set (ISBN: 9781566769891).

  18. Chapter 11. Fuel Economy: The Case for Market Failure

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    The efficiency of energy using durable goods, from automobiles to home air conditioners, is not only a key determinant of economy-wide energy use but also of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate change and energy insecurity. Energy analysts have long noted that consumers appear to have high implicit discount rates for future fuel savings when choosing among energy using durable goods (Howarth and Sanstad, 1995). In modeling consumers choices of appliances, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has used discount rates of 30 percent for heating systems, 69 percent for choice of refrigerator and up to 111 percent for choice of water heater (U.S. DOE/EIA, 1996). Several explanations have been offered for this widespread phenomenon, including asymmetric information, bounded rationality and transaction costs. This chapter argues that uncertainty combined with loss aversion by consumers is sufficient to explain the failure to adopt cost effective energy efficiency improvements in the market for automotive fuel economy, although other market failures appear to be present as well. Understanding how markets for energy efficiency function is crucial to formulating effective energy policies (see Pizer, 2006). Fischer et al., (2004), for example, demonstrated that if consumers fully value the discounted present value of future fuel savings, fuel economy standards are largely redundant and produce small welfare losses. However, if consumers value only the first three years of fuel savings, then fuel economy standards can significantly increase consumer welfare. The nature of any market failure that might be present in the market for energy efficiency would also affect the relative efficacy of energy taxes versus regulatory standards (CBO, 2003). If markets function efficiently, energy taxes would generally be more efficient than regulatory standards in increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy use. If markets are decidedly inefficient, standards would likely be

  19. Volcanism on the Red Planet: Mars. Chapter 4

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    Greeley, Ronald; Bridges, Nathan T.; Crown, David A.; Crumpler, Larry S.; Fagents, Sarah A.; Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Zimbelman, James R.

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    Of all the planets in the Solar System, Mars is the most Earthlike in its geological characteristics. Like Earth, it has been subjected to exogenic processes, such as impact cratesing and erosion by wind and water, as well as endogenic processes, including tectonic deformation of the crust and volcanism. The effects of these processes are amply demonstrated by the great variety of surface features, including impact craters, landslides, former river channels, sand dunes, and the largest volcanoes in the Solar System. Some of these features suggest substantial changes in Mars' environment during its history. For example, as reviewed by Carr, today Mars is a cold, dry desert with an average atmospheric pressure of only 5.6 mbar which does not allow liquid water to exist on the surface. To some planetary scientists, the presence of the channels bespeaks a time when Mars was warmer and wetter. However, others have argued that these features might have formed under current conditions and that there might not have been a shift in climate. Could the morphology of volcanoes and related features provide clues to past Martian environments? What role is played by atmospheric density in the styles of eruptions on Mars and resulting landforms? If these and related questions can be answered, then we may have a means for assessing the conditions on Mars' surface in the past and comparing the results with models of Martian evolution. In this chapter, we outline the sources of information available for volcanism on Mars, explore the influence of the Martian environment on volcanic processes, and describe the principal volcanic features and their implications for understanding the general evolution of the Martian surface.

  20. Chapter 13: Mining electronic health records in the genomics era.

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    individuals. This chapter reviews several examples of phenotype extraction and their application to genetic research, demonstrating a viable future for genomic discovery using EHR-linked data.

  1. The Canadian celiac health survey – the Ottawa chapter pilot

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Celiac disease may manifest with a variety of symptoms which can result in delays in diagnosis. Celiac disease is associated with a number of other medical conditions. The last national survey of members of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA was in 1989. Our objective was to determine the feasibility of surveying over 5,000 members of the CCA, in addition to obtaining more health related information about celiac disease. Methods The Professional Advisory Board of the CCA in collaboration with the University of Ottawa developed a comprehensive questionnaire on celiac disease. The questionnaire was pre-tested and then a pilot survey was conducted on members of the Ottawa Chapter of the CCA using a Modified Dillmans' Total Design method for mail surveys. Results We had a 76% response to the first mailout of the questionnaire. The mean age of participants was 55.5 years and the mean age at diagnosis was 45 years. The majority of respondents presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue or weight loss. Prior to diagnosis, 30% of respondents consulted four or more family doctors. Thirty seven percent of individuals were told they had either osteoporosis or osteopenia. Regarding the impact of the gluten-free diet (GFD, 45% of individuals reported that they found following a GFD was very or moderately difficult. The quality of life of individuals with celiac disease was comparable to the mean quality of life of Canadians. Conclusion On the basis of our results, we concluded that a nationwide survey is feasible and this is in progress. Important concerns included delays in the diagnosis of celiac disease and the awareness of associated medical conditions. Other issues include awareness of celiac disease by health professionals and the impact of the GFD on quality of life. These issues will be addressed further in the national survey.

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  4. Draft of chapters 4-9 as of May 11, 1979

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    A revised outline for the final report is given, and the first draft of chapters 4 - 9 are included. The chapters cover enrichment demands according to various fuel cycle strategies, comparison of enrichment demand and availability, assessment and comparison of the proliferation aspects of enrichment, assurance of supply, special needs of developing countries, and general conclusions

  5. Atti del seminario internazionale "Immagini d'Italia e d'Europa nella letteratura e nella documentazione di viaggio nel XVIII e nel XIX secolo", (Firenze, 1999-2001

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    Full Text Available Renato Pasta, Introduzione. Paolo Marchetti, I giuristi e i confini. L'elaborazione giuridica della nozione di confine tra Medioevo ed età moderna. Jürgen Osterhammel, Atlantic Slavery: A Problem of Cross-Boundary History. Hans Erich Boedeker, "Europe" in the Discourse of the Sciences of State in 18th Century Germany. Sergueï Karp, Les recherches récentes (1990-2000 des relations culturelles franco-russes au XVIIIe siècle. Ananij Gerasimovič Ivanov, Il sistema amministrativo russo nella regione dei Mari dalla seconda metà del XVI al XVIII secolo. Il voevoda. Giulia Cecere, L' «Oriente d'Europa»: un'idea in movimento (sec. XVIII. Un contributo cartografico. Natividad Planas, Conflits de compétence aux frontières. Le contrôle de la circulation des hommes et des marchandises dans le royaume de Majorque au XVIIe siècle. Augustin Hernando, Identidad y representación de Europa en la docencia e investigación geográfica española. Teresa Isenburg, Separare ed Unire. Appunti sulle frontiere brasiliane fra Otto e Novecento: il caso della Guiana britannica

  6. Del caos de la maravilla al orden de la razón. Los sistemas de la naturaleza y los límites de la razón en el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Not available.Partiendo de una comparación entre los primeros museos de objetos naturales surgidos en el siglo XVI y los gabinetes de historia natural del siglo XVIII, el presente trabajo se concentra en la transformación producida en aquel periodo en los modos de «ordenar» y «clasificar» la naturaleza. El gusto por lo exótico y maravilloso que caracterizó a las colecciones e historias, naturales del Renacimiento y del Barroco fue perdiendo fuerza a medida que aumentaba el interés por ordenar la naturaleza según «sistemas». Los nuevos modos de clasificación natural, que tuvieron su momento cumbre con la obra del Linneo, dieron origen a una intensa polémica sobre el carácter natural o artificial de los sistemas naturales y a un debate sobre su sentido y su utilidad. Las críticas de los enciclopedistas del siglo XVIII al espíritu sistemático de Linneo y su convicción en la necesidad de crear una estructura abierta y didáctica del saber se reflejaron también en la disposición y finalidad de los gabinetes naturalistas.

  7. Chapter No.3. Assessment and inspection of nuclear installations

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    The assessment activity of UJD in relation to nuclear installation lies in assessment of safety documentation for constructions realised as nuclear installations, or construction through which changes on nuclear installations are realised. The assessment activity of UJD in 2001 was focused on National Repository of Radwaste in Mochovce, on Radwaste conditioning and treatment technology in Jaslovske Bohunice and on the assessment of documentation for the project of modernisation of Bohunice V-2 NPPs which is under preparation. The assessment of the technical condition of equipment, important in terms of nuclear safety, primarily based on results of in-service inspections and surveillance testing of safety related components and systems, is also a part of the safety assessment of nuclear installation operation. The inspectors take part in training courses and participate in other technical meetings and workshops organised by the IAEA and also take part in special training courses organised by the Nuclear Authorities of European countries, USA and Japan. Bohunice V-1 NPP is equipped with two reactors of WWER 440 type V-230 and was put into operation in 1978-1980 as one of the last nuclear power plants with this type of reactor. Both units of NPP V-1 Bohunice operated in 2001 according to the requirements of energy dispatching at nominal power, or in a regime of tertiary regulation. November 2000, a mission of experts invited by UJD and delegated by IAEA took place at the Bohunice NPPs. The mission members together with experts of the plant operator assessed the safety of the units of WWER-440/V-230 of Bohunice V-1 NPP after the reconstruction. The members of the mission prepared the report on the current status of safety of these units for the IAEA. In 2001, UJD by its decision, issued the approval for further operation of both reactor units of Bohunice V-1 NPP. In sense of the relevant decree on operational events, 20 events have been recorded, at Bohunice V-1 NPP in

  8. Jet Engine Noise Generation, Prediction and Control. Chapter 86

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    . An example of this type of engine is shown in Figure IC, which is a schematic of the Honeywell T55 engine that powers the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Since the noise from the propellers or helicopter rotors is usually dominant for turbo-shaft engines, less attention has been paid to these engines in so far as community noise considerations are concerned. This chapter will concentrate mostly on turbofan engine noise and will highlight common methods for their noise prediction and reduction.

  9. Operational amplifiers

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    This book provides the reader with the practical knowledge necessary to select and use operational amplifier devices. It presents an extensive treatment of applications and a practically oriented, unified theory of operational circuits.Provides the reader with practical knowledge necessary to select and use operational amplifier devices. Presents an extensive treatment of applications and a practically oriented, unified theory of operational circuits

  10. Spatial Operations

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    Full Text Available This paper contains a brief description of the most important operations that can be performed on spatial data such as spatial queries, create, update, insert, delete operations, conversions, operations on the map or analysis on grid cells. Each operation has a graphical example and some of them have code examples in Oracle and PostgreSQL.

  11. Honduras : Public Expenditure Review, Volume 2. Background Chapters and Annexes

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    Macroeconomic developments in Honduras over the last four years have been generally favorable, largely reflecting a benign external environment. Honduras' medium-term macroeconomic outlook, however, is clouded by several significant fiscal challenges. These challenges include: (a) rising operating losses of the public enterprises; (b) rising public wages; and (c) popular pressures to incre...

  12. Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Manual of Practice No. 11.

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    This book is intended to be a reference or textbook on the operation of wastewater treatment plants. The book contains thirty-one chapters and three appendices and includes the description, requirements, and latest techniques of conventional unit process operation, as well as the symptoms and corrective measures regarding process problems. Process…

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    Operating procedures consistent with DOE Order 5480.2, Chapter VI, and the American National Standard Safety Guide for the Performance of Critical Experiments are defined for the Pajarito Site Critical Assembly Facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. These operating procedures supersede and update those previously published in 1973 and apply to any criticality experiment performed at the facility

  14. Estudio y composición de nueve estatuillas chinas y japonesas del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales aportadas por D. Juan de Cuellar en el siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available This paper describes a historical study combined with a non-destructive chemical and molecular characterisation (using ESEM-EDS and Raman spectroscopy of nine small sculptures. The specimens kept in the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN institution are composed of steatite or soapstone, a soft and unctuous mineral containing talc and pyrophyllite. We found that two of the specimens are made of pyrophyllite from Japan while the other seven are talc carved with Chinese-style ornamentation. These talc specimens from China include calcite formed by dolomite metamorphism, while the pyrophyllite samples show Pb, Fe, Cl, As, P, S, Na and Ca, chemical elements more characteristic of hydrothermal alterations of felsic rocks from Japan. The statuettes were brought to what was then the RGHN from Philippines in the eighteenth century by Juan de Cuellar. The paper includes a short biography of this Spanish explorer and botanist and an account of his scientific and economic activities. These specimens are an excellent example of the Enlightenment fashion for collecting Asian objects.Se presenta un estudio histórico y de caracterización química y molecular por técnicas no destructivas, ESEMEDS y Raman, de nueve esculturas de pequeño tamaño, fabricadas en esteatita, antigua denominación de minerales blandos y untuosos como talco y pirofilita, conservadas en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN. Se concluye que dos especímenes son de pirofilita y procedentes de Japón, mientras que las otras siete son de talco con ornamentación de procedencia China. Las muestras de talco de China tienen calcita con algo de cobre, típica de metamorfismo de dolomías, mientras que las pirofilitas tienen Pb, Fe, Cl, As, P, S, Na y Ca, elementos químicos de origen hidrotermal de rocas félsicas más característico de Japón. Las estatuillas fueron aportadas al RGHN desde Filipinas, en el siglo XVIII, por D. Juan de Cuellar, expedicionario y bot

  15. Apante, cultivo de caña de azúcar y sus repercusiones en el reino de Guatemala, siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available La vida de las provincias de San Salvador y Sonsonate, que conformaron el actual El Salvador, enAmérica Central, estuvo caracterizada por la dependencia de la capital y el monocultivo. Para la segundamitad del siglo XVIII aconteció el despunte añilero (sustituyendo al cacao sonsonateco tras sudeclive que tanta relevancia tuvo para la economía del reino y que repercutió de manera particularen las economías locales, «tironeando» el desarrollo de otros productos. El más sobresaliente de ellosfue la caña de azúcar, con una producción tan considerable que llegó a hacerse de una importante porcióndel mercado capitalino guatemalteco. El presente trabajo sostiene que esto sólo fue posible graciasal empleo del apante o regadío, ya presente en los limitados espacios tecnológicos y comerciales deaquella sociedad rural. Rompiendo los paradigmas del sistema productivo cañero, las elevadas posibilidadesproductivas del apante, los antecedentes de su uso y el mismo sistema productivo añilero,aseguraron el éxito de la empresa, en un ejemplo poco conocido del aporte de la tecnología indígenaen las sociedades y economías del interior colonial.The life of the provinces of San Salvador and Sonsonate, which formed the actual El Salvador inCentral America, was characterized by their dependency of Guatemalan city and their monoculture.For the second half of the eighteenth century (replacing Sonsonate’s cacao after its decline the añilink became the most important product for the economy of the kingdom, pushing the developmentof other products. The most prominent of these was the sugarcane, with such a large production thatit came to be an important part of the Guatemalan capital market. This paper argues that this wasonly possible by the use of an irrigation system of «apante», which was already present in the limitedtechnological and commercial spaces in the rural society. Breaking paradigms of the sugarcaneproduction system, the high

  16. El ambulantaje en imágenes : una historia de representaciones de la venta callejera en la Ciudad de México (siglos XVIII-XX

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo es un análisis de las representaciones del ambulantaje (comercio ambulante, trabajo en la vía pública en la Ciudad de México, a través de la pintura de castas del siglo XVIII, la fotografía de finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX y la fotografía de prensa de finales del siglo XX. Este ensayo observa las transformaciones que esta actividad ha tenido en las diferentes épocas de desarrollo de la ciudad de México, a través del análisis de los productores de la imagen y del imaginario alrededor de este tipo de comercio, transmitido por medio de la pintura de castas o de la fotografía. Los tres artículos que conforman este ensayo, intentan indagar de forma general cómo se ha representado el ambulantaje en cada época, qué rasgos de esta actividad se modifican y cuáles se mantiene en el paso de un período a otro, de qué forma el análisis de las representaciones de una temporalidad nos ayuda a entender las imágenes propagadas en los siguientes periodos. Los autores abordaron principalmente tres dimensiones de la representación del ambulantaje para cada periodo: la social, la territorial y la económica. A pesar de las diferentes fuentes y perspectivas de análisis, logramos identificar aspectos que permanecen constantes en este largo periodo y que nos permiten entender la dinámica del fenómeno social de este tipo de comercio en la ciudad de México, dentro de un marco histórico y tradicional. Por otro lado, es concluyente que el ambulantaje es una actividad que se adapta a las cambiantes condiciones del espacio público, y que esta adaptabilidad hace posible su realización en los diferentes momentos del desarrollo urbano de la ciudad.

  17. Orden y ambigüedad en la formación territorial de Río de la Plata a fines del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Por mucho tiempo la heterogénea población que habitaba la región Río de la Plata, en las fronteras entre España y Portugal, hacia fines del siglo XVIII fue asociada con la barbarie. Con el fin de homogeneizar a esta población y ajustar su comportamiento a las leyes indianas, la monarquía española implementó varias políticas de control. Sin embargo, en el corto plazo estas políticas no lograron modificar las prácticas económicas, políticas y simbólicas de esta población ni su débil percepción del Estado. Por el contrario, los actores locales mantuvieron sus dinámicas relativamente autónomas hasta casi la mitad del siglo XIX. Este artículo analiza la contradicción entre las representaciones del Estado sobre esos actores locales, construidos como "alteridad", y las dinámicas concretas que los caracterizaban, sus percepciones del territorio y el Estado, y sus estrategias para evadir los controles de las autoridades oficiales.For a long time, the heterogenous population that inhabited the Río de la Plata Region, in the borderlands of Spain and Portugal, toward the end of 18th Century, was associated to barbarism. To make that population homogenous and to adjust its behavior to indigenous Law, the Spanish Monarchy carried out several policies of control. However, in a short term these policies were neither able to modify the economic, political and symbolic practices of that population, nor were they able to weaken the perception this population had of the State. On the contrary, local actors kept their own dynamics until almost the first half of the 19th Century. This paper analyses the contradiction between State representations of local actors and the concrete dynamics that characterized them, their perceptions of territory and State, and their strategies for avoiding control by official authorities.

  18. «Un capellán que sirve la mesa» y otros menesteres. Burgos a mediados del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En la ciudad de Burgos, a mediados del siglo XVIII, nueve hogares disponían, entre sus componentes, de un capellán privativo, contratado por el pater-familias a título de «doméstico». Sus quehaceres eran múltiples: dirigir la celebración de actos religiosos, servir la mesa, educar a la progenie, llevar los asuntos de su patrón, etcétera. Muchos de esos hogares tenían, en sus grandes mansiones, oratorio y cochera, donde se guardaban celosamente los menajes sacros y los carruajes. Las razones para contratar capellanes ah hoc son varias, pero una destaca entre las demás. En un siglo caracterizado por la transición desde una religiosidad colectiva, teatralizada, de templo y estridencias en las calles hasta una religiosidad más intimista, doctrinal, hogareña, personal e individualista, se mantenía, alimentaba y/o asalariaba a un clero flotante que servía en exclusiva a los miembros de algunos hogares aristocráticos. Estos hogares disfrutaban, en general, de unos niveles de renta y de fortuna elevados, muy por encima de la inmensa mayoría de los habitantes de la ciudad.ABSTRACT: In the city of Burgos, in the middle of the 18th century, nine homes had, as their members, a private chaplain, contracted by the pater-familias, as household servant. These jobs were of a great variety: to lead the celebration of religious events, to serve meals, to educate offspring, to be in charge of his landlord's bussiness, etcétera. Many of those homes had, in their great mansions, an oratory and a garage, where the sacred items and the carriages were well kept. The reasons to contract chaplains ad hoc are different, but one is the most important. In a century characterized for the changings from a collective religiousness, exaggerated, in churchs and stridency in the streets to a religiousness more intimate, doctrinal, familiar, personal and individualistic, maintained, fed and/or paid a floating clergy who served the members of some

  19. Microscopios del siglo XVIII del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC. Dos piezas únicas de la Ilustración para la investigación naturalista

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work is to make a journey the history, characteristics and process of restoring of two of the oldest pieces in the Collection of the Technology and Industrial Archeology from the National Museum of Natural Sciences. CSIC. They are two microscopes from the eighteenth century, built in England. The simple-compound microscope, built by George Adams around 1750-1770, might have belonged to Don Antonio de Ulloa or Don Pedro Franco Dávila. Only two similar pieces are displayed in the Science Museum in Geneva and London. The compound microscope, built by Dollond in the 1780s, was owned by Eugenio Izquierdo de Rivera y Lazaún successor of D. Pedro Franco Dávila in the direction of the Royal Cabinet of Natural History. He was a well-known naturalist as well as a judge, diplomat, secretary and informant of Manuel Godoy.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es efectuar un recorrido por la historia, características y proceso de restauración de dos de las piezas más antiguas de la Colección de Arqueología de la Técnica e Industrial del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC. Son dos microscopios del siglo XVIII, construidos en Inglaterra. El microscopio simple-compuesto, construido por George Adams hacia 1750-1770 pudo pertenecer a D. Antonio de Ulloa o a Don Pedro Franco Dávila. Sólo se exponen dos piezas semejantes en el Museo de la Ciencia de Ginebra y en el de Londres. El microscopio compuesto, construido por Dollond hacia 1780, fue propiedad de Eugenio Izquierdo de Rivera y Lazaún sucesor de D. Pedro Franco Dávila en la dirección del Real Gabinete de Historia Natural, actual Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. Era un conocido naturalista y, además, juez, diplomático, secretario e informante de Manuel Godoy.

  20. Los estilos compositivos y la modalidad organística española en el siglo XVIII. Un caso concreto: el Levante español

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    Full Text Available The compositions included in the present study constitute a representative collection of unpublished works, belonging to the second half of the eighteenth century and the very first years of the nineteenth, typical of the ecclesiastical style for the organ in Spain. The composer under study, belonged to the Levantine environment, because of their origins, or the exercise of their professions, as for instance the Ciurana. Other cases deals with author being close to the Valentian geographical environment, as Moreno Polo, who served in the cathedral music of Tortosa (Tarragona. Using a methodology that combines the historical hermeneutic, musicology “compared” and analytical musicology (detailed, seeks to establish a model for future studies on musical spanish heritage. The analytical detail is complemented by the comparative study with the procedures of contemporary authors from the rest of Europe have been analyzed specimens collated with other relevant contemporary compositions of the most outstanding authors internationally. In the comparison made, again illuminate previously unknown aspects, when considered in parallel with the peculiar Spanish organ school.Las composiciones del presente artículo analítico, constituyen una colección representativa de obras inéditas, todas ellas de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y primeros años del XIX, propias del estilo eclesiástico organístico español. Los autores estudiados pertenecieron al entorno levantino, por su procedencia, o por el ejercicio de su profesión; propiamente valenciano como Ciurana, o bien meramente cercano al entorno socio-cultural valenciano, como el caso de Moreno y Polo, que prestó sus servicios musicales en la vecina catedral de Tortosa (Tarragona. Mediante una metodología que reúne la hermenéutica histórica, la musicología “comparada”, y la musicología analítica, se pretende establecer un modelo para futuros estudios sobre el patrimonio musical espa

  1. Rojas Zorrilla y otros dramaturgos españoles en la biblioteca de un sefardí de Gibraltar del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available The manuscript Ms 22090 preserved in the National Library in Madrid is the Cancionero de Abraham Israel, a collection of poems and songs in Spanish, English and lingua franca collected by a Sephardic Jew of Gibraltar from 1761 to 1770. The manuscript also included under the title «Notta de las comedias que tengo en libros» (‘list of the plays I have in books’, a small list of 36 titles of 17th Century Spanish plays, one of whose is Rojas Zorrilla’s Progne y Filomena. The aim of this article is to identify the plays cited in that list, paying special attention to the editions along the 18th century, and to analize how Jews of Gibraltar become from early times a link between Spanish modern culture and Sephardic Jews settled in Morocco, and contributed to the re-hispanization of Morrocan Sephardic language and culture that reach its highest point in the 20th century.El manuscrito Ms 22090 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid es el Cancionero de Abraham Israel, una colección de poemas y canciones en español, inglés y lingua franca recogidos por un sefardí de Gibraltar desde 1761 hasta 1770. En el manuscrito se incluye también, bajo el título «Notta de las comedias que tengo en libros» una breve lista de 36 titulos de obras teatrales españolas del siglo XVII, entre ellas Progne y Filomena, de Rojas Zorrilla. En este artículo identificamos las obras mencionadas en esa lista, con especial atención a las ediciones sueltas impresas en el siglo XVIII, y analizamos cómo los judíos de Gibraltar se convirtieron desde época temprana en un puente entre la cultura española peninsular moderna y la de los sefardíes de Marruecos, lo cual contribuyó a la rehispanización de la lengua y la cultura de los sefardíes marroquíes, que culminó en el siglo XX.

  2. Student chapters: effective dissemination networks for informal optics and photonics education

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    Fabian, Dirk; Vermeulen, Nathalie; Van Overmeire, Sara

    2009-06-01

    Professional societies sponsor student chapters in order to foster scholarship and training in photonics at the college and graduate level, but they are also an excellent resource for disseminating photonics knowledge to pre-college students and teachers. Starting in 2006, we tracked the involvement of SPIE student chapter volunteers in informal pre-college education settings. Chapter students reached 2800, 4900 and 11800 pre-college students respectively from 2006-2008 with some form of informal instruction in optics and photonics. As a case study, the EduKit, a self-contained instruction module featuring refractive and diffractive micro-optics developed by the European Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics (NEMO), was disseminated through student chapters in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States. We tracked the movement of this material through the network, up to the student-teacher feedback stage. The student chapter network provided rapid dissemination of the material, translation of the material into the local language, and leveraged existing chapter contacts in schools to provide an audience. We describe the student chapter network and its impact on the development of the EduKit teaching module.

  3. Regulation and policy initiatives for sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter 1

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    and ownership. However, once initiated, an established market economy, involving many competitive private companies, should produce electricity at less cost to the consumer and the nation, than if wholly owned and operated by government. Such improvement requires a carefully constructed legal framework, especially because there are many monopoly aspects of electricity supply. The administration and control of the legal objectives requires jurisdiction, usually by the appointment of a Regulator with a specialist and independent staff. Thus, hand-in-hand with the liberalization of energy supplies is the requirement for regulation. Since 1990, liberalization of energy supply, especially of electricity, has been introduced throughout Europe. The main actions have been at national level; consequently, individual national policies and methods dominate. Nevertheless, having an integrated European electricity grid encourages commonality throughout Europe. Associated with liberalization is the growth of private company participation and hence the need for legally enforceable regulation by a Regulator. The pattern of development in Europe is similar to many other world regions including North America. However, European electricity supply is older and the population more concentrated than in most other regions, therefore the opportunity for structured liberalization came first in Europe. Consequently, the European experience is important for formulating policy elsewhere, including Africa. However, without competition from several private companies for each contract, liberalization may well fail to deliver the improved services and reduced energy tariffs expected; chapter three considers such experience. Coincidentally with the trend to energy supply liberalization, has come the need for renewable energy supplies and increased energy efficiency. This change is promoted by several factors, including: sustainable development, new technology, reduced emissions and climate change

  4. Comparative systems and the functioning of networks: the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific models of trade. XVII and XVIII centuries

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    Full Text Available All commercial networks operating during the First Global Age in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific systems had a number of common elements, although it is also true that in these two areas of study, very different dynamics emerged. In both areas, the strategies implemented by networks were designed to make them extremely cooperative, very dynamic, with a nonlinear structure and multifunctional. In contrast, noteworthy among the most significant differences is the high degree of participation of native traders and commercial networks in the Asia-Pacific, with Europeans taking part and learning alongside them, while the Atlantic, and the Caribbean in particular, were essentially European in nature.Todas las redes mercantiles que operaron en la primera Edad Global en el sistema Atlántico y en el Indo- Pacífico tuvieron una serie de elementos comunes, aunque también es cierto que en las dos áreas de estudio se crearon dinámicas muy diferentes. En ambas zonas las estratégicas que implementaron las redes estuvieron configuradas por una cooperación muy elevada, un fuerte dinamismo, una estructura no lineal y polifuncional. En cambio, entre las diferencias más significativas destacaría la elevada participación en Asia-Pacífico de comerciantes y redes mercantiles nativas junto a las que participaron y aprendieron las europeas, mientras que el Atlántico, y el Caribe en particular, fueron básicamente de índole europea.

  5. Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials

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    A full-color guide to key Windows 7 administration concepts and topics Windows 7 is the leading desktop software, yet it can be a difficult concept to grasp, especially for those new to the field of IT. Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials is an ideal resource for anyone new to computer administration and looking for a career in computers. Delving into areas such as fundamental Windows 7 administration concepts and various desktop OS topics, this full-color book addresses the skills necessary for individuals looking to break into a career in IT. Each chapter begins with a list of topi

  6. First Wall and Operational Diagnostics

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    Lasnier, C; Allen, S; Boedo, J; Groth, M; Brooks, N; McLean, A; LaBombard, B; Sharpe, J; Skinner, C; Whyte, D; Rudakov, D; West, W; Wong, C

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    In this chapter we review numerous diagnostics capable of measurements at or near the first wall, many of which contribute information useful for safe operation of a tokamak. There are sections discussing infrared cameras, visible and VUV cameras, pressure gauges and RGAs, Langmuir probes, thermocouples, and erosion and deposition measurements by insertable probes and quartz microbalance. Also discussed are dust measurements by electrostatic detectors, laser scattering, visible and IR cameras, and manual collection of samples after machine opening. In each case the diagnostic is discussed with a view toward application to a burning plasma machine such as ITER.

  7. Pavlovian, Skinner, and Other Behaviourists' Contributions to AI. Chapter 9

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    Kosinski, Withold; Zaczek-Chrzanowska, Dominika

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    A version of the definition of intelligent behaviour will be supplied in the context of real and artificial systems. Short presentation of principles of learning, starting with Pavlovian s classical conditioning through reinforced response and operant conditioning of Thorndike and Skinner and finishing with cognitive learning of Tolman and Bandura will be given. The most important figures within behaviourism, especially those with contribution to AI, will be described. Some tools of artificial intelligence that act according to those principles will be presented. An attempt will be made to show when some simple rules for behaviour modifications can lead to a complex intelligent behaviour.

  8. Algorithms and their Impact on Integrated Vehicle Health Management - Chapter 7

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This chapter discussed some of the algorithmic choices one encounters when designing an IVHM system. While it would be generally desirable to be able to pick a...

  9. Master plan study - District heating Sillamaee municipality. Estonia. Final report. Appendices for chapter 9

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    The appendices to the final report on the master plan study on district heating in the municipality in Estonia, chapter nine, gives data related to general economic assumptions for financial and economic calculations, fuel consumption, financing, prices, fuel consumption. (ARW)

  10. Chapter 9: The FTU Machine - Design Construction and Assembly

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    The main design features and guidelines for the construction of the 8-T cryogenically cooled Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU) are presented. The main features include the very compact toroidal magnets based on the concept of the 'Bitter' type of coil with wedge-shaped turns, utilized for the first time for the Alcator A and C magnets, and the original configuration of the vacuum vessel (VV) structure, which is fully welded in order to achieve the required high strength and electric resistivity. The present toroidal limiter has been installed following several years of operation, and this installation has required the development of specific remote-handling tools. The toroidal limiter consists of 12 independent sectors made of stainless steel carriers and molybdenum alloy (TZM) tiles. The main fabrication processes developed for the toroidal and poloidal coils as well as for the VV are described. It is to be noted that the assembly procedure has required very accurate machining of all the structures requiring several trials and steps. The machine has shown no problem in operating routinely at its maximum design values (8 T, 1.6 MA)

  11. Operational calculus

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    Operational Calculus, Volume II is a methodical presentation of operational calculus. An outline of the general theory of linear differential equations with constant coefficients is presented. Integral operational calculus and advanced topics in operational calculus, including locally integrable functions and convergence in the space of operators, are also discussed. Formulas and tables are included.Comprised of four sections, this volume begins with a discussion on the general theory of linear differential equations with constant coefficients, focusing on such topics as homogeneous and non-ho

  12. Transition Operators

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    In this paper, we give a generic algorithm of the transition operators between Hermitian Young projection operators corresponding to equivalent irreducible representations of SU(N), using the compact expressions of Hermitian Young projection operators derived in a companion paper. We show that the Hermitian Young projection operators together with their transition operators constitute a fully orthogonal basis for the algebra of invariants of $V^{\\otimes m}$ that exhibits a systematically simplified multiplication table. We discuss the full algebra of invariants over $V^{\\otimes 3}$ and $V^{\\otimes 4}$ as explicit examples. In our presentation we make use of various standard concepts such as Young projection operators, Clebsch-Gordan operators, and invariants (in birdtrack notation). We tie these perspectives together and use them to shed light on each other.

  13. Parental participation in a chapter I parent center as a predictor of academic achievement

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    Johnson, Barbara Ann Lawrence

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    This study was designed to examine the relationship of participation in the Chapter I Parent Center to four of the variables often associated with academic achievement namely: (1) the child's home environment; (2) parental attitude towards education; (3) the child's self-concept; and (4) the child's motivation to learn. In addition, the study examines the relationship between participation in the Chapter I Parent Center program and reading achievement. The basic objective of th...

  14. Compensatory Education: Chapter 1's Comparability of Services Provision. United States General Accounting Office Report to the Secretary of Education.

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    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.

    Chapter 1 was created from its predecessor, Title 1, in order to give more flexibility to states and local school districts. Many of the requirements and criteria of Title 1 were relaxed in 1981 when Chapter 1 began. Districts are now required to submit written plans of their new Chapter 1 organization assuring the comparability of services…

  15. 31 CFR 596.503 - Financial transactions with a Terrorism List Government otherwise subject to 31 CFR chapter V.

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    ... Terrorism List Government otherwise subject to 31 CFR chapter V. 596.503 Section 596.503 Money and Finance... subject to 31 CFR chapter V. United States persons are authorized to engage in financial transactions with a Terrorism List Government that is subject to regulations contained in parts of 31 CFR chapter...

  16. Disease control operations

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    Friend, Milton; Franson, J. Christian

    1987-01-01

    Individual disease outbreaks have killed many thousands of animals on numerous occasions. Tens of thousands of migratory birds have died in single die-offs with as many as 1,000 birds succumbing in 1 day. In mammals, individual disease outbreaks have killed hundreds to thousands of animals with, for example, hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer, distemper in raccoon, Errington's disease in muskrat, and sylvatic plague in wild rodents. The ability to successfully combat such explosive situations is highly dependent n the readiness of field personnel to deal with them. Because many disease agents can spread though wildlife populations very fast, advance preparation is essential in preventing infected animals from spreading disease to additional species and locations. Carefully though-out disease contingency plans should be developed as practical working documents for field personnel and updated as necessary. Such well-designed plans can prove invaluable in minimizing wildlife losses and costs associated with disease control activities. Although requirements for disease control operations vary and must be tailored to each situation, all disease contingency planning involved general concepts and basic biological information. This chapter, intended as a practical guide, identifies the major activities and needs of disease control operations, and relates them to disease contingency planning.

  17. Summary and Recommendations for Future Work. Chapter 12

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    Cucinotta, Francis A.; Shavers, Mark R.; Saganti, Premkumar B.; Miller, Jack

    2003-01-01

    The safety of astronauts is the primary concern of all space missions. Space radiation has been identified as a major concern for ISS, and minimizing radiation risks during EVA is a principle component of NASA s radiation protection program. The space suit plays a critical role in shielding astronauts from EVA radiation exposures. In cooperation with the JSC Extravehicular Activity Project Office, and the Space Radiation Health Project Office, the NASA EMU and RSA Orlan space suits were taken to the LLUPTF for a series of measurements with proton and electron beams to simulate exposures during EVA operations. Additional tests with material layouts of the EMU suit sleeve were made in collaboration with NASA LaRC at the LBNL 88-inch cyclotron and at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron.

  18. Quantitation of diagnostic ventilation and perfusion lung scans. Chapter 13

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    A reliable method of generating quantitative data from 81Krsup(m) ventilation and 99Tcsup(m) perfusion lung scans without operator intervention has been demonstrated, using a digital computer. Two hundred patient scans performed for routine diagnosis and 21 scans from normal subjects were processed to evaluate the method. In general the use of the (V-Q) profile provided better discrimination between normal and abnormal cases than did the profiles of V or Q alone, and was easier to interpret than V/Q. [V= Ventilation, Q= Perfusion]. With the exception of very severe obstructive airways disease, the method appeared to indicate unequivocally pathological areas of underperfusion. The method could be of particular importance in the detection of pulmonary embolism. (author)

  19. Krypton 81m generators for ventilation and perfusion. Chapter 1

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    Generators have been developed to deliver constant concentrations of 81Krsup(m) for intravenous and intra-arterial infusion as well as in the gas phase for use in lung ventilation studies. Techniques for cyclotron production of useful quantities of the 81Rb parent are reviewed. A comparison is made of two types of generator, both of which use a cation exchange material to retain the 81Rb whilst allowing the 81Krsup(m) to be recovered. The zirconium phosphate type has the advantage that it can be loaded rapidly at high efficiency, even in the presence of high concentrations of sodium ions. Routine clinical operation of the zirconium phosphate generator is described, together with procedures for generator testing. (U.K.)

  20. Study of the dynamic operational characteristics of the Taiwan Power Company system - a nuclear majority system

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    All conclusions drawn in this dissertation are based on the results of about six hundred study cases. The dynamic characteristics of the present Taiwan Power Company system are very different not only from the characteristics of any other power system in the world but also from Taipower's own history characteristics. Based on the engineers' knowledge, this dissertation takes a calculation risk approach to deal with the problems in the energy systems. Chapter I introduces the information related with the stability of the present Taipower system. Taipower operating engineers are facing the problem of committing a large amount of nuclear generation at a low base load level. The general introduction of the stability program developed for this study is described in Chapter II. In Chapter III, the processes of performing the transient stability study are explained to show how this study was performed. Critical tie flows were suggested in Chapter IV, which might help balance the nuclear generation and thermal generation at the base load level and plan the unit maintenance schedule. Several operation modes which may increase the degree of stability or minimize the number unit trippings were discussed in Chapter V. In Chapter VI, how to adjust the load shedding policy to improve the stability are discussed. The remote tripping scheme which is effective in preventing massive system blackout was studied in Chapter VII. Some broader concepts in load management are presented in Chapter VII for Taipower's management decision

  1. Analysis of linear partial differential operators

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    Hörmander , Lars

    2005-01-01

    This volume is an expanded version of Chapters III, IV, V and VII of my 1963 book "Linear partial differential operators". In addition there is an entirely new chapter on convolution equations, one on scattering theory, and one on methods from the theory of analytic functions of several complex variables. The latter is somewhat limited in scope though since it seems superfluous to duplicate the monographs by Ehrenpreis and by Palamodov on this subject. The reader is assumed to be familiar with distribution theory as presented in Volume I. Most topics discussed here have in fact been encountered in Volume I in special cases, which should provide the necessary motivation and background for a more systematic and precise exposition. The main technical tool in this volume is the Fourier- Laplace transformation. More powerful methods for the study of operators with variable coefficients will be developed in Volume III. However, constant coefficient theory has given the guidance for all that work. Although the field...

  2. OTRA CIVILIZACIÓN DE LA MIEL: UTILIZACIÓN DE MIEL EN GRUPOS INDÍGENAS GUAYCURÚES A PARTIR DE LA EVIDENCIA DE FUENTES JESUITAS (Siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Los grupos guaycurúes que habitaban la región del Gran Chaco durante el siglo XVIII realizaban un extenso aprovechamiento de mieles procedentes de abejas nativas sin aguijón (Tribu Meliponini. Estas prácticas fueron extensamente documentadas por los jesuitas que misionaron en el área. El presente trabajo se basa en el análisis de las evidencias obtenidas en estas fuentes y datos etnográficos actuales relacionados al aprovechamiento de miel. El objetivo es examinar los usos y saberes tradicionales e identificar las especies de meliponas mencionadas en dichas fuentes a partir de la colecta de ejemplares y los discursos de indígenas y criollos elaborados sobre las mismas aportando a un corpus que incluya la diversidad de conocimientos existentes en la zona sobre estas prácticas.

  3. Arlette Farge, Efusión y tormento. El relato de los cuerpos. Historia del pueblo en el siglo XVIII,  Buenos Aires, Katz editores, 2008, 235 p. Traducción de Julia Brucci

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    Arlette Farge reflexionó en La atracción del archivo acerca la transformación epistemológica operada a partir de la revisión crítica del valor del documento y la definición de un método de análisis histórico librado de las sujeciones antropológicas. Efusión y tormento. El relato de los cuerpos. Historia del pueblo en el siglo XVIII materializa aquella problematización del trabajo arqueológico en un análisis de los discursos acerca de los cuerpos del pueblo francés en el siglo XVIII. A esta em...

  4. Iglesia y población afrodescendiente en el corregimiento de Arica. Más sombras que luces en el plan de Dios y los hombres. Registros documentales siglo XVIII

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    Viviana Briones Valentín

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    Full Text Available La población esclava y/o afro descendiente libre en la zona del Corregimiento de Arica fue objeto de una evangelización, al igual que en el resto del Virreinato peruano,  acorde a las necesidades del sistema esclavista. Una iglesia superada por las expectativas productivas y, sobrepasadas por las exigencias de reproducir una moral cristiana pero de efectos políticos y sociales, no supo concretar ni tampoco explicitar su vocación evangelizadora y cuidado cristiano que requería este tipo de población. Mas bien sombras a la hora de intentar retratar esta asistencia o cuidado espiritual que ha decir por los documentos presentados en este artículo correspondientes al siglo XVIII, esclavos y/o afrodescendiente libres  pedían a todas luces.

  5. Escravos do Atlântico equatorial: tráfico negreiro para o Estado do Maranhão e Pará (século XVII e início do século XVIII)

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    Este artigo analisa as características peculiares do tráfico negreiro para a Amazônia (Estado do Maranhão) do século XVII e início do século XVIII. Para isso destaca três elementos que permitem entender a organização e o estabelecimento de uma rota escrava para o Estado do Maranhão: as epidemias, a delicada situação da Fazenda real e os problemas decorrentes do uso de trabalhadores indígenas.This article analyses the specific features of the slave trade to the Amazon region (State of Maranhão...

  6. “Temiéndome de la muerte que es cosa natural a toda criatura…”. Una aproximación a las sensibilidades mortuorias. (Ciudad de Salta. Siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available La muerte se presenta a nuestros ojos como una realidad experiencial, aunque no experimentable: así, tener conciencia de ella provoca distintos sentimientos y emociones. Nos interesa particularmente reflexionar sobre cómo hombres y mujeres de la ciudad de Salta del siglo xviii vivieron la proximidad de la muerte a través de sus discursos testamentarios, en cuanto muestran que, si bien estas personas consideraban la muerte “como cosa natural a toda criatura”, la percepción de su cercanía modificaba sus acciones. Tanto es así que, frente a una eventual mejoría de salud, podía suspenderse la finalización del testamento.

  7. Gramáticas filosófico-generales portuguesas y españolas: una nueva contribución para el estudio sintáctico de la gramaticografía peninsular (siglos XVIII y XIX).

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    Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Luís António Verney son dos nombres del iluminismo español y portugués, respectivamente, emparejados en muchos estudios sobre la cultura setecientista, que, en los dos países, condujo al movimiento de las gramáticas filosóficas en el tránsito del siglo XVIII. Cada uno, a su manera, creó puentes entre las dos culturas vecinas, en fase de reformas científico-filosóficas, que también promovieron; cada uno protagonizó en el país vecino el papel de extranjerizado moderno, ...

  8. Your Lung Operation: After Your Operation

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  9. Theories of Simplification and Scaling of Spatially Distributed Processes. Chapter 12

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    Levin, Simon A.; Pacala, Stephen W.

    1997-01-01

    The problem of scaling is at the heart of ecological theory, the essence of understanding and of the development of a predictive capability. The description of any system depends on the spatial, temporal, and organizational perspective chosen; hence it is essential to understand not only how patterns and dynamics vary with scale, but also how patterns at one scale are manifestations of processes operating at other scales. Evolution has shaped the characteristics of species in ways that result in scale displacement: Each species experiences the environment at its own unique set of spatial and temporal scales and interfaces the biota through unique assemblages of phenotypes. In this way, coexistence becomes possible, and biodiversity is enhanced. By averaging over space, time, and biological interactions, a genotype filters variation at fine scales and selects the arena in which it will face the vicissitudes of nature. Variation at finer scales is then noise, of minor importance to the survival and dynamics of the species, and consequently of minor importance in any attempt at description. In attempting to model ecological interactions in space, contributors throughout this book have struggled with a trade-off between simplification and "realistic" complexity and detail. Although the challenge of simplification is widely recognized in ecology, less appreciated is the intertwining of scaling questions and scaling laws with the process of simplification. In the context of this chapter simplification will in general mean the use of spatial or ensemble means and low-order moments to capture more detailed interactions by integrating over given areas. In this way, one can derive descriptions of the system at different spatial scales, which provides the essentials for the extraction of scaling laws by examination of how system properties vary with scale.

  10. Beginning a new chapter in the characterization of directly imaged exoplanets: the science of MIRI

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    Danielski, Camilla; Baudino, Jean-Loup; Lagage, Pierre-Olivier; Boccaletti, Anthony; Bézard, Bruno

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    The next major space facility to characterize the atmosphere of exoplanets will be the JWST. Among its instruments the Mid-Infrared instrument (MIRI) will perform the first ever characterization of young giant exoplanets observed by direct imaging in the 5 -28 microns wavelength range.Retrieving the precise set of parameters of these objects, such as luminosity, temperature, surface gravity, mass, and age is extremely important as it supplies information about the initial entropy of the planets and hence it allows us to shed light on their formation mechanism.The new extreme adaptive optic cameras (e.g. SPHERE, GPI) are already providing excellent constraints on these parameters, but the spectral window in which they are operating is limited to near IR so that the uncertainties are still significant. Therefore, since observations taken on a longer wavelength range are mandatory for reducing them, MIRI will be playing a key role in this new chapter of exoplanetary characterization.Furthermore, MIRI will give us the opportunity to probe for the first time the presence of ammonia in the atmosphere of the coldest known young giants (T directly imaged exoplanets, to quantify the constraints on the planetary parameters that MIRI will bring.We simulated the MIRI coronographic and Low-resolution spectrometer observations for a set of 13 known directly imaged exoplanetary systems. Subsequently, taking into account various source of noise and the photometric precision, we show to which accuracy the exoplanetary parameters (temperature, gravity, chemical composition) can be determined when adding MIRI observations, and we provide the significance of the ammonia detection.

  11. Surface water quality in streams and rivers: introduction, scaling, and climate change: Chapter 5

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    A variety of competing and complementary needs such as ecological health, human consumption, transportation, recreation, and economic value make management and protection of water resources in riverine environments essential. Thus, an understanding of the complex and interacting factors that dictate riverine water quality is essential in empowering stake-holders to make informed management decisions (see Chapter 1.15 for additional information on water resource management). Driven by natural and anthropogenic forcing factors, a variety of chemical, physical, and biological processes dictate riverine water quality, resulting in temporal and spatial patterns and cycling (see Chapter 1.2 for information describing how global change interacts with water resources). Furthermore, changes in climatic forcing factors may lead to long-term deviations in water quality outside the envelope of historical data. The goal of this chapter is to present fundamental concepts dictating the conditions of basic water quality parameters in rivers and streams (herein generally referred to as rivers unless discussing a specific system) in the context of temporal (diel (24 h) to decadal) longitudinal scaling. Understanding water quality scaling in rivers is imperative as water is continually reused and recycled (see also Chapters 3.1 and 3.15); upstream discharges from anthropogenic sources are incorporated into bulk riverine water quality that is used by downstream consumers. Water quality parameters reviewed here include temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), and suspended sediment and were selected given the abundance of data available for these parameters due to recent advances in water quality sensor technology (see Chapter 4.13 for use of hydrologic data in watershed management). General equations describing reactions affecting water temperature, pH, DO, and suspended sediment are included to convey the complexity of how simultaneously occurring reactions can affect water quality

  12. Practical aspects of steam injection processes: A handbook for independent operators

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    Sarathi, P.S.; Olsen, D.K.

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    More than 80% of the total steam injection process operating costs are for the production of steam and the operation of surface and subsurface equipment. The proper design and operation of the surface equipment is of critical importance to the success of any steam injection operation. However, the published monographs on thermal recovery have attached very little importance to this aspect of thermal oil recovery; hence, a definite need exists for a comprehensive manual that places emphasis on steam injection field practices and problems. This handbook is an attempt to fulfill this need. This handbook explores the concept behind steam injection processes and discusses the information required to evaluate, design, and implement these processes in the field. The emphasis is on operational aspects and those factors that affect the technology and economics of oil recovery by steam. The first four chapters describe the screening criteria, engineering, and economics of steam injection operation as well as discussion of the steam injection fundamentals. The next four chapters begin by considering the treatment of the water used to generate steam and discuss in considerable detail the design, operation and problems of steam generations, distribution and steam quality determination. The subsurface aspects of steamflood operations are addressed in chapters 9 through 12. These include thermal well completion and cementing practices, insulated tubulars, and lifting equipment. The next two chapters are devoted to subsurface operational problems encountered with the use of steam. Briefly described in chapters 15 and 16 are the steam injection process surface production facilities, problems and practices. Chapter 17 discusses the importance of monitoring in a steam injection project. The environmental laws and issues of importance to steam injection operation are outlined in chapter 18.

  13. O cirurgião, o físico e as quebraduras: tratamento e cura de fraturas ósseas em dois manuais de medicina do século XVIII

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    Full Text Available Os tratados médicos e cirúrgicos, do período setecentista, permitem discutir quais as concepções de cura para as enfermidades vigentes daquela época. Perante isso, será por meio do “Erário Mineral” (1735, de Luís Gomes Ferreira e do “Thesouro Apollineo, Galenico, Chimico, Chirurgico, Pharmaceutico” (1714, de Jean Vigier, que discutiremos os procedimentos realizados e apontados conforme a hierarquia médica do período, bem como as técnicas e terapêuticas utilizadas quando os oficiais da saúde precisavam lidar com fraturas ósseas. Buscaremos salientar as condições e recursos que, no século XVIII, eram viabilizados e recomendados para a regeneração e os cuidados envolvendo um dos mais importantes constituintes da anatomia humana, os ossos. Como referencial teórico-metodológico, adotaremos uma perspectiva interdisciplinar baseada na História das Ciências e Ciências da Saúde. Para tanto, utilizaremos as perspectivas presentes nas obras de Flavio Coelho Edler e Vera Regina Beltrão Marques. Os resultados da pesquisa demonstram que os oficiais da saúde, do século XVIII, dispunham de diversas técnicas e aparatos que, não raras vezes, possibilitavam a sobrevivência de indivíduos com membros fraturados.

  14. Circulating fluidized bed boilers design and operations

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    This book provides practicing engineers and students with insight into the design and operation of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical experience, this book gives the reader a basic understanding of the many aspects of this subject.Important environmental considerations, including solid waste disposal and predicted emissions, are addressed individually in separate chapters. This book places an emphasis on combustion, hydrodynamics, heat transfer, and material issues, and illustrates these concepts with numerous examples of pres

  15. Nuclear heating plants. Technical concepts and market potentials. Chapter 3

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    Both the single-phase and the two-phase natural circulation cooling system has characteristic effects on the dynamic behavior of heating reactors. In two-phase systems, thermohydraulically conditioned flow oscillations can occur for certain pairs of values of inlet subcooling and thermal power, which, because of the feedback of the moderator density on the reactivity, lead to power oscillations. By means of a stability analysis the stability domains were identified for the operation of small and large heating reactors. In support of the computational model experiments were carried out on a heated test loop with natural circulation cooling. The analysis of the irregular load following behavior of heating reactors with natural circulation cooling takes up relatively much space. The HERE-300 and NHR-200 types are typical examples of single-phase and two-phase cooling, respectively. Contrary to common expectations the dynamic calculations prove that even the two-phase system shows a natural load following behavior under heating reactor conditions. (orig.)

  16. Pentek concrete scabbling system: Baseline report; Greenbook (chapter)

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    The Pentek scabbling technology was tested at Florida International University (FIU) and is being evaluated as a baseline technology. This report evaluates it for safety and health issues. It is a commercially available technology and has been used for various projects at locations throughout the country. The Pentek concrete scabbling system consisted of the MOOSE, SQUIRREL-I, and SQUIRREL-III scabblers. The scabblers are designed to scarify concrete floors and slabs using cross-section, tungsten carbide tipped bits. The bits are designed to remove concrete in 318 inch increments. The bits are either 9-tooth or demolition type. The scabblers are used with a vacuum system designed to collect and filter the concrete dust and contamination that is removed from the surface. The safety and health evaluation conducted during the testing demonstration focused on two main areas of exposure: dust and noise. Dust exposure was minimal, but noise exposure was significant. Further testing for each of these exposures is recommended. Because of the outdoor environment where the testing demonstration took place, results may be inaccurate. It is feasible that the dust and noise levels will be higher in an enclosed operating environment. Other areas of concern were arm-hand vibration, whole-body vibration, ergonomics, heat stress, tripping hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, and lockout/tagout.

  17. Concrete Cleaning, Inc. centrifugal shot blaster: Baseline report; Greenbook (chapter)

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    The centrifugal shot blaster technology was tested and is being evaluated at Florida International University (FIU) as a baseline technology. In conjunction with FIU's evaluation of efficiency and cost, this report covers the evaluation conducted for safety and health issues. It is a commercially available technology and has been used for various projects at locations throughout the country. The centrifugal shot blaster is an electronically operated shot blast machine that has been modified to remove layers of concrete to varying depths. A hardened steel shot propelled at a high rate of speed abrades the surface of the concrete. The depth of material removed is determined by the rate of speed the machine is traveling and the volume of shot being fired into the blast chamber. The steel shot is recycled and used over until it is pulverized into dust, which ends up in the waste container with the concrete being removed. Debris is continually vacuumed by a large dust collection system attached to the shot blaster. The safety and health evaluation during the human factors assessment focused on two main areas: noise and dust

  18. Escriure poesia al convent: entre la devoció i l’obediència. Primera aproximació a un manuscrit femení del segle XVIII

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    Full Text Available Resum: El manuscrit que ens disposem a donar a conèixer és un tresor documental interessantíssim per abordar l’estudi dels usos poètics de les dones d’època moderna als territoris de parla catalana, no només pel nombre de composicions recuperades d’una mateixa autora (un total de 53 poesies espirituals, no catalogades i desconegudes fins ara sinó perquè es tracta d’un dels pocs autògrafs femenins accessibles per a la recerca. La inexistència de treballs dedicats exclusivament a la poesia femenina d’època moderna al panorama català, ens obliga necessàriament a iniciar el treball amb una primera part introductòria dedicada a qu?estions relatives als usos poètics de les dones dels segles XVI-XVIII, tot centrant-nos en algunes autores de l’àmbit conventual, al qual pertany el manuscrit objecte d’estudi. En la segona part del treball, ens centrem particularment en l’anàlisi i estudi del manuscrit. Així doncs, en una primera aproximació, descrivim el contingut del quadern, íntegrament en castellà, que recull composicions de caire espiritual i devot, i esbossem les dades biogràfiques de l’autora, la religiosa dominica sor Eulària Teixidor. Tot partint dels interessants estudis apareguts en els darrers anys sobre la literatura conventual femenina, intentem vincular aquest manuscrit amb la variada producció monàstica escrita per nombroses religioses de l’època sota manament del confessor.Paraules clau: Estudis de gènere; Literatura femenina conventual; Poesia religiosa; Eulària Teixidor; ManuscritAbstract: The manuscript that we are presenting is a fascinating and highly valuable document to study the catalan women poetry in the Modern Age, not only because of the number of recovered pieces from the same author (53 unknown spiritual poems not yet catalogued, but also because it is one of the few feminine manuscripts accessible for research. The lack of works exclusively dedicated to the feminine poetry in

  19. Traducir como práctica cultural. Tertulias, academias y traducción en la España del siglo XVIII

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    Full Text Available Contrary to the received view of translating as an ascetic activity, this paper examines translation as a collective practice in the 18th century. The paper discusses both historical and fictitious tertulias and focuses on two projects of founding a translators' academy (Iriarte, Joseph Vargas Ponce. It deals with forms of sociability which —by practicing, criticizing and reflecting on translation— intend to elucidate complex topics of the (intercultural definition of their own nation and to influence this definition as a part of the consolidating república de las letras. The translations indicate a controversial cultural change of course which is connected with the problematic nature of translation: Feijoo (and his adaptations from French with regard of the European Enlightenment and its critical reception in Spain, Gracián (and his Italian translation with regard to a poetic reorientation towards a kind of neoclassicism also influenced by Italy. The same applies to the translators' academy of Alfons the Sage which is reactivated as a model of a translators' academy under state control. The tertulia as a voluntary form of association based on hospitality and sociable communication turns out to be a model of intercultural exchange marked by the Enlightenment.Frente a la idea dominante de la traducción como labor ascética, el presente artículo ilustra la traducción como práctica colectiva en el siglo XVIII. Un lugar destacado en tal consideración lo ocupan diversas tertulias —históricas y ficticias—, así como dos proyectos de fundación de una Academia de Traductores (Iriarte, José Vargas Ponce. Se trata de formas de sociabilidad que, a través de su práctica, crítica y reflexión de la traducción, discuten complejos asuntos de una definición (intercultural de la propia narración, y, como parte de una república de las letras en ciernes, buscan influir en ella. Las traducciones allí realizadas o discutidas responden a un

  20. Contribution to multi-agents modeling of the operation of industrial processes: application to the operation of a pressurized water reactor under accidental situation

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    This work is related to the CEA 'Escrime' project which concerns the reliability and functioning safety of nuclear reactors, and in particular the operation and supervision of nuclear installations. Its aim is the analysis and the formalizing of PWRs operation in order to define the collaboration and optimum sharing of tasks between human operators and automatized systems for an improved functioning safety. Chapter 1 describes the operation of nuclear reactors and the instrumentation and control activities. It focusses on the weaknesses of actual automatized systems and examines the interest of the multi-agents approach to build an improved automatized system. Chapter 2 presents the actual state of the art about multi-agent systems and about their application to reactor operation. Chapter 3 is devoted to the definition of the conceptual model of automatized systems developed in this work (distribution of operation activities, competition between agents, hierarchy, arbitration). Chapter 4 describes the computer model of the essential operating system elaborated according to the conceptual model defined above. Modeling is performed using Spirit and an application is described in chapter 5. (J.S.)

  1. Operation crosscheck

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    Gilbert, F. C.

    1964-11-06

    This report consists of three sections covering the three major areas of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory`s participation in Operation Crosscheck. These areas are: Diagnostic Aircraft; Radiochemical Sampling; and Device Assembly and Handling, Barbers Point. The information contained in these sections has been extracted from Crosscheck post-operation reports.

  2. Operational Sequencing

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    Nielsen, Thomas Rosendal; Hustvedt, Kjersti

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    by Bakhtinian theory, Brian Edmiston developed a solution to this in the 1990s: the principle of ‘dialogic sequencing’. Aiming to escape the conflict between relativism and absolutism, we present an alternative to Edmiston’s approach, based on Niklas Luhmann’s theory of ‘operational closure’: operational...

  3. Chapter 4. Assessment and inspection of safety at nuclear installations

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    Supervisory activity of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (UJD) over the safety of nuclear installations in compliance with the 'Atomic Act' and other regulations includes also inspection and assessment activities of UJD. In 1999 the assessment activity were focused on newly constructed nuclear installations or their parts - Unit 2 of NPP Mochovce, National Repository of rad-waste in Mochovce, and the first phase of technology for treatment and conditioning of rad-waste in Jaslovske Bohunice. Inspection activity specified in the 'Atomic Act' is governed by internal guideline, an important part of which is an annual inspection plan that considers the routine inspections, special inspections, team inspections, and extraordinary inspections - there they are briefly described. Assessment as well as inspection activities in the NPP V-1 Bohunice, NPP V-2 Bohunice, NPP Mochovce, as well as NPP A-1 Bohunice (under decommissioning) are reviewed in detail. Assessment and inspection activities of UJD in the Interim spent fuel storage Bohunice, and in the nuclear facility 'Technology for treatment and conditioning of radioactive waste' Bohunice are described in detail, too. National radioactive waste repository Mochovce is determined for disposal low and intermediate radioactive waste. UJD issued a resolution on approval for commissioning of this nuclear facility in October 1999. VUJE bituminization facility was out of operation in 1999, The incinerator treated the burnable waste from NPP V-1 Bohunice. The technology of cementing sludge from NPP V-2 Bohunice was verified on cementing equipment. Assessment and inspection activities of UJD in 1999, which were completed by issuing UJD decisions are presented in the table form

  4. Hanaro operation

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    HANARO was configurated its first operating core in 1995. Long term operation test was conducted up to 3-1 cycle during 1996, in order to investigate the reactor characteristics due to fuel depletion and additional fuel loading. Now HANARO has accumulated 168.4 days of total operation time and 2,687.5 MWD of total thermal output. Reactor analysis, producing operation datum and its validation with test, periodic inspection and maintenance of the facility are continuously conducted for safe operation of the HANARO. Conducted the verification tests for installed utilization facilities, and successfully performed the radiation emergency drill. The shutdown report of TRIGA Mark II and III was submitted to MOST, and decommissioning will be started from 1997. (author). 70 tabs., 50 figs., 27 refs

  5. Hanaro operation

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    Lee, Ji Bok; Jeon, Byung Jin; Kwack, Byung Ho [and others

    1997-01-01

    HANARO was configurated its first operating core in 1995. Long term operation test was conducted up to 3-1 cycle during 1996, in order to investigate the reactor characteristics due to fuel depletion and additional fuel loading. Now HANARO has accumulated 168.4 days of total operation time and 2,687.5 MWD of total thermal output. Reactor analysis, producing operation datum and its validation with test, periodic inspection and maintenance of the facility are continuously conducted for safe operation of the HANARO. Conducted the verification tests for installed utilization facilities, and successfully performed the radiation emergency drill. The shutdown report of TRIGA Mark II and III was submitted to MOST, and decommissioning will be started from 1997. (author). 70 tabs., 50 figs., 27 refs.

  6. Professional penetration testing creating and operating a formal hacking lab

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    Wilhelm, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    PART I - Setting Up. Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Ethics and Hacking. Chapter 3: Hacking as a Career. Chapter 4: Setting up Your Lab. Chapter 5: Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab. Chapter 6: Methodologies. Chapter 7: PenTest Metrics. Chapter 8: Management of a PenTest. PART II - Running a PenTest. Chapter 9: Information Gathering. Chapter 10: Vulnerability Identification. Chapter 11: Vulnerability Verification. Chapter 12: Compromising a System and Privilege Escalation. Chapter 13: Maintaining Access. Chapter 14: Covering Your Tracks. PART III - Wrapping Everything Up. Chap

  7. Chapter 22. Serious accidents in the A1 nuclear power plant

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    In this chapter two serious reactor accidents in the A1 nuclear power plant in Jaslovske Bohunice (Slovak Republic) are described. The first accident - during replacement of the fuel assembly the fuel element went off from the reactor on January 1976. Residual power of reactor at the time of the fuel assembly outspreaded from the channel H05 (January 5, 1976, 11:55 hours) was determined at 0.63% of the nominal power of the reactor where he worked before shutdown, i. e. residual power of the reactor was about 2.9 MWt. Leakage of carbon dioxide was stopped by loading machine. Maximum temperature 565 grad C was registered by measurement of uranium temperature. As it appeared later, overheating damaged the cover of several fuel assemblies in the central zone and the inner peripheral border zone. During the accident power radiation situation grew worse in most areas of plant. Released radioactive gases caused the maximum effective dose 10-8 Sv per capita in the territory to a distance of 25 km from the plant. At that time permitted individual dose per individual of the population was 5 mSv/year. The consequences of the accident on technological equipment are analyzed. Dealing with the aftermath of the accident on the technological equipment is described. Planned replacement of spent nuclear fuel in a reactor in the technology channel C05 started on 22 February 1977 in the afternoon. The exchange was taking place in the reactor operation. The electrical power was 93 MW during refuelling. Exchange by filling machine took place normally. Launching of the fuel assembly from cool zone into the reactor core came after. In this operation, which began at about 18:13 pm fuel assembly was overheated. Consequently, the influence of high temperature induced its destruction, which caused damage of 'decompression' heavy water tube container. Big leaking was formed and heavy water began to penetrate into the gas of the primary circuit. The operator immediately stopped the reactor

  8. The evolution of seismic monitoring systems at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Chapter 2 in Characteristics of Hawaiian volcanoes

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    Okubo, Paul G.; Nakata, Jennifer S.; Koyanagi, Robert Y.; Poland, Michael P.; Takahashi, T. Jane; Landowski, Claire M.

    2014-01-01

    In the century since the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) put its first seismographs into operation at the edge of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit caldera, seismic monitoring at HVO (now administered by the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS]) has evolved considerably. The HVO seismic network extends across the entire Island of Hawai‘i and is complemented by stations installed and operated by monitoring partners in both the USGS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The seismic data stream that is available to HVO for its monitoring of volcanic and seismic activity in Hawai‘i, therefore, is built from hundreds of data channels from a diverse collection of instruments that can accurately record the ground motions of earthquakes ranging in magnitude from <1 to ≥8. In this chapter we describe the growth of HVO’s seismic monitoring systems throughout its first hundred years of operation. Although other references provide specific details of the changes in instrumentation and data handling over time, we recount here, in more general terms, the evolution of HVO’s seismic network. We focus not only on equipment but also on interpretative products and results that were enabled by the new instrumentation and by improvements in HVO’s seismic monitoring, analytical, and interpretative capabilities implemented during the past century. As HVO enters its next hundred years of seismological studies, it is well situated to further improve upon insights into seismic and volcanic processes by using contemporary seismological tools.

  9. Aerojet - Attitude Control Engines. Chapter 3, Appendix E

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    Pfeifer, Gerald R.

    2009-01-01

    wasn't too big a deal. We really did only make small, red clouds. In all the hundreds of thousands of tests and probably well over one million firings that I was around that place for, in all that thirty-something years, we had a total of one serious injury associated with rocket engine testing and propellants. Because we were trying to figure out what propellants would really be good, we tried all of the fun stuff like the carbon tetrafluoride, chlorine pentafluoride, and pure fluorine. The materials knowledge wasn't all that great at the time. On one test, the fluorine we had didn't react well with the copper they were using for tubing, and it managed to cause another unscheduled disassembly of the facility. It was very serious. It's like one of those Korean War stories. The technician happened to be walking past the test facility when it decided to blow itself up. A piece of copper tubing pierced one cheek and came out the other. That was the only serious accident in all of the engines handled in all those years. Now, we did have a problem with the EPA later because they figured out what the brown clouds were about. We built a whole bunch of exhaust mitigation scrubbers to take care of engine testing in the daytime. In general, we operated the big shuttle (RCS) engine, the 870- pounder at nominal conditions; they scrubbed the effluents pretty well. If you operated that same 870-pound force engine at a level where you get a lot of excess oxidizer, yeah, there s a brown cloud. But, you know, it doesn't show up well in the dark. They did do some of that. But, that s gone; it was addressed one way or another. RELEASED -

  10. Operator programs and operator processes

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    Bergstra, J.A.; Walters, P.

    2003-01-01

    We define a notion of program which is not a computer program but an operator program: a detailed description of actions performed and decisions taken by a human operator (computer user) performing a task to achieve a goal in a simple setting consisting of that user, one or more computers and a work

  11. Operator training

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    The traditional operator job is changing, which among other things has generated a need for better job training. Surprisingly increased process automation has lead to increased operator qualifications, i.e. basic job training but also up-date and rehearsal training within certain fixed intervals. There are several, similar models for instructional system development available in the literature. One model which is of special interest integrates Operator Training development and Man-Machine Interfaces development. The extent to which Systematic Operator Training has been implemented varies with branches and companies. The nuclear power branch is given as an example in the report. This branch probably represents something better than the average among the process industries.(author)

  12. Operator theory

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    2015-01-01

    A one-sentence definition of operator theory could be: The study of (linear) continuous operations between topological vector spaces, these being in general (but not exclusively) Fréchet, Banach, or Hilbert spaces (or their duals). Operator theory is thus a very wide field, with numerous facets, both applied and theoretical. There are deep connections with complex analysis, functional analysis, mathematical physics, and electrical engineering, to name a few. Fascinating new applications and directions regularly appear, such as operator spaces, free probability, and applications to Clifford analysis. In our choice of the sections, we tried to reflect this diversity. This is a dynamic ongoing project, and more sections are planned, to complete the picture. We hope you enjoy the reading, and profit from this endeavor.

  13. Net Operations

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    蒋昌俊; 吴哲辉

    1992-01-01

    Two kinds of net operations.addition and Cartesian production of P/T nets,are introduced.They are defined on the set of underlying net of P/T systems.The conditions for preserving structural properties of Petri net after these operations are discussed.It is shown that the set of P/T nets forms and Abelian group for net addition operation and the inverse net of a P/T net in usual meaning of net theory is exactly the inverse of this P/T net as an element of the P/T net group;and that the set of P/T nets forms an Abelian ring for net addition and Caresian product operations.

  14. CAISI Operational Assessment (OA) data collection results. Final report

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    1997-01-31

    One of the lessons learned from Operation Desert Shield/Storm was the inability of deployed Combat Service Support (CSS) computers to exchange data effectively in a battlefield environment. The work-around solution to this previously identified problem has been to physically carry floppy disks between computers. A General Officer Steering Committee, directed by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, determined that immediate corrective action was necessary to ensure viability of the CSS Battlefield Mission Area. The study recommended that a three-phased system development plan address short-, mid- and long-term CSS automation communication interface requirements. In response to this study, Program Executive Office (PEO) Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) authorized the development of the CSS Automated Information System Interface (CAISI). Phase I (Near-Term) equipped the {open_quotes}first to fight{close_quotes} Contingency Corps units. Phase II (Mid-Term) is being fielded to the remainder of Force Package One units in the active force. Phase III (Long-Term) will equip the remaining units. CAISI is now in the early stages of Phase II fielding. Prior to full Phase II fielding, CAISI must be approved for production by a Milestone III decision authority. Part of the data that will be used in the Milestone III decision is a demonstration of the CAISI`s operational suitability, as assessed by the US Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command (OPTEC). This assessment will be performed through an Operational Assessment (OA) using data provided from previous technical testing, such as the CAISI Customer User Test (CUT), and a field training exercise conducted by units of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The field training exercise data collection took place during two events.

  15. Operational Dust Prediction

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    Benedetti, Angela; Baldasano, Jose M.; Basart, Sara; Benincasa, Francesco; Boucher, Olivier; Brooks, Malcolm E.; Chen, Jen-Ping; Colarco, Peter R.; Gong, Sunlin; Huneeus, Nicolas; Jones, Luke; Lu, Sarah; Menut, Laurent; Morcrette, Jean-Jacques; Mulcahy, Jane; Nickovic, Slobodan; Garcia-Pando, Carlos P.; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Sekiyama, Thomas T.; Tanaka, Taichu Y.; Terradellas, Enric; Westphal, Douglas L.; Zhang, Xiao-Ye; Zhou, Chun-Hong

    2014-01-01

    Over the last few years, numerical prediction of dust aerosol concentration has become prominent at several research and operational weather centres due to growing interest from diverse stakeholders, such as solar energy plant managers, health professionals, aviation and military authorities and policymakers. Dust prediction in numerical weather prediction-type models faces a number of challenges owing to the complexity of the system. At the centre of the problem is the vast range of scales required to fully account for all of the physical processes related to dust. Another limiting factor is the paucity of suitable dust observations available for model, evaluation and assimilation. This chapter discusses in detail numerical prediction of dust with examples from systems that are currently providing dust forecasts in near real-time or are part of international efforts to establish daily provision of dust forecasts based on multi-model ensembles. The various models are introduced and described along with an overview on the importance of dust prediction activities and a historical perspective. Assimilation and evaluation aspects in dust prediction are also discussed.

  16. Chapter A10. Lakes and reservoirs: Guidelines for study design and sampling

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    Green, William R.; Robertson, Dale M.; Wilde, Franceska D.

    2015-09-29

    The National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (National Field Manual, NFM) is an online report with separately published chapters that provides the protocols and guidelines by which U.S. Geological Survey personnel obtain the data used to assess the quality of the Nation’s surface-water and groundwater resources. Chapter 10 reviews limnological principles, describes the characteristics that distinguish lakes from reservoirs, and provides guidance for developing temporal and spatial sampling strategies and data-collection approaches to be used in lake and reservoir environmental investigations.

  17. Microbial air-sampling equipment, part 1: meeting United States pharmacopeia chapter 797 standards.

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    Kastango, Eric S

    2008-01-01

    The most recent changes to Chapter 797 of the United States Pharmcopeia-National Formulary initiated an intense controversy about the frequency of cleanroom air sampling that is required to prevent the contamination of sterile preparations. For compounders who must purchase an air sampler to use in the cleanroom, choices abound. Included in this article are a review of United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary requirements that pertain to air sampling, a discussion of how recent revision to Chapter 797 affect air sampling and patient safety, and, for easy reference, a table that features specifications for various models of microbial air samplers.

  18. Computer simulation of thermal plant operations

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    O'Kelly, Peter

    2012-01-01

    This book describes thermal plant simulation, that is, dynamic simulation of plants which produce, exchange and otherwise utilize heat as their working medium. Directed at chemical, mechanical and control engineers involved with operations, control and optimization and operator training, the book gives the mathematical formulation and use of simulation models of the equipment and systems typically found in these industries. The author has adopted a fundamental approach to the subject. The initial chapters provide an overview of simulation concepts and describe a suitable computer environment.

  19. Operational Risk Management System for SMS and FRMS

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    Stewart, S.; Koornneef, F.; Akselsson, R.

    2009-01-01

    Chapter 3: Operational Risk Management System for SMS and FRMS The European Commission HILAS project (Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems - a project supported by the European Commission’s 6th Framework between 2005-2009) was focused on using human factors knowledge and methodo

  20. 7 CFR 300.2 - Dry Kiln Operator's Manual.

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    2010-01-01

    ... in 7 CFR chapter III by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (b) The kiln drying schedules specified in the Dry Kiln Operator's Manual... Wood Articles” (7 CFR 319.40-1 through 319.40-11) may be imported into the United States....