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  1. Effect of temperature on microbial growth rate - thermodynamic analysis, the arrhenius and eyring-polanyi connection

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    The objective of this work is to develop a new thermodynamic mathematical model for evaluating the effect of temperature on the rate of microbial growth. The new mathematical model is derived by combining the Arrhenius equation and the Eyring-Polanyi transition theory. The new model, suitable for ...

  2. Analysis of S2QA- charge recombination with the Arrhenius, Eyring and Marcus theories.

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    Rantamäki, Susanne; Tyystjärvi, Esa

    2011-01-01

    The Q band of photosynthetic thermoluminescence, measured in the presence of a herbicide that blocks electron transfer from PSII, is associated with recombination of the S(2)Q(A)(-) charge pair. The same charge recombination reaction can be monitored with chlorophyll fluorescence. It has been shown that the recombination occurs via three competing routes of which one produces luminescence. In the present study, we measured the thermoluminescence Q band and the decay of chlorophyll fluorescence yield after a single turnover flash at different temperatures from spinach thylakoids. The data were analyzed using the commonly used Arrhenius theory, the Eyring rate theory and the Marcus theory of electron transfer. The fitting error was minimized for both thermoluminescence and fluorescence by adjusting the global, phenomenological constants obtained when the reaction rate theories were applied to the multi-step recombination reaction. For chlorophyll fluorescence, all three theories give decent fits. The peak position of the thermoluminescence Q band is correct by all theories but the form of the Q band is somewhat different in curves predicted by the three theories. The Eyring and Marcus theories give good fits for the decreasing part of the thermoluminescence curve and Marcus theory gives the closest fit for the rising part. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Henry Eyring: Statistical Mechanics, Significant Structure Theory, and the Inductive-Deductive Method

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    Henderson, Douglas

    2010-01-01

    Henry Eyring was, and still is, a towering figure in science. Some aspects of his life and science, beginning in Mexico and continuing in Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Germany, Princeton, and finally Utah, are reviewed here. Eyring moved gradually from quantum theory toward statistical mechanics and the theory of liquids, motivated in part by his desire to understand reactions in condensed matter. Significant structure theory, while not as successful as Eyring thought, is better than his critics realize. Eyring won many awards. However, most chemists are surprised, if not shocked, that he was never awarded a Nobel Prize. He joined Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, John Slater, and others, in an even more select group, those who should have received a Nobel Prize but did not.

  4. Thermal isomerization of azobenzenes: on the performance of Eyring transition state theory

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    Rietze, Clemens; Titov, Evgenii; Lindner, Steven; Saalfrank, Peter

    2017-08-01

    The thermal Z\\to E (back-)isomerization of azobenzenes is a prototypical reaction occurring in molecular switches. It has been studied for decades, yet its kinetics is not fully understood. In this paper, quantum chemical calculations are performed to model the kinetics of an experimental benchmark system, where a modified azobenzene (AzoBiPyB) is embedded in a metal-organic framework (MOF). The molecule can be switched thermally from cis to trans, under solvent-free conditions. We critically test the validity of Eyring transition state theory for this reaction. As previously found for other azobenzenes (albeit in solution), good agreement between theory and experiment emerges for activation energies and activation free energies, already at a comparatively simple level of theory, B3LYP/6-31G* including dispersion corrections. However, theoretical Arrhenius prefactors and activation entropies are in qualitiative disagreement with experiment. Several factors are discussed that may have an influence on activation entropies, among them dynamical and geometric constraints (imposed by the MOF). For a simpler model—Z\\to E isomerization in azobenzene—a systematic test of quantum chemical methods from both density functional theory and wavefunction theory is carried out in the context of Eyring theory. Also, the effect of anharmonicities on activation entropies is discussed for this model system. Our work highlights capabilities and shortcomings of Eyring transition state theory and quantum chemical methods, when applied for the Z\\to E (back-)isomerization of azobenzenes under solvent-free conditions.

  5. Effect of temperature on microbial growth rate-mathematical analysis: the Arrhenius and Eyring-Polanyi connections.

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    Huang, Lihan; Hwang, Andy; Phillips, John

    2011-10-01

    The objective of this work is to develop a mathematical model for evaluating the effect of temperature on the rate of microbial growth. The new mathematical model is derived by combination and modification of the Arrhenius equation and the Eyring-Polanyi transition theory. The new model, suitable for both suboptimal and the entire growth temperature ranges, was validated using a collection of 23 selected temperature-growth rate curves belonging to 5 groups of microorganisms, including Pseudomonas spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, and Escherichia coli, from the published literature. The curve fitting is accomplished by nonlinear regression using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. The resulting estimated growth rate (μ) values are highly correlated to the data collected from the literature (R(2) = 0.985, slope = 1.0, intercept = 0.0). The bias factor (B(f) ) of the new model is very close to 1.0, while the accuracy factor (A(f) ) ranges from 1.0 to 1.22 for most data sets. The new model is compared favorably with the Ratkowsky square root model and the Eyring equation. Even with more parameters, the Akaike information criterion, Bayesian information criterion, and mean square errors of the new model are not statistically different from the square root model and the Eyring equation, suggesting that the model can be used to describe the inherent relationship between temperature and microbial growth rates. The results of this work show that the new growth rate model is suitable for describing the effect of temperature on microbial growth rate. Practical Application:  Temperature is one of the most significant factors affecting the growth of microorganisms in foods. This study attempts to develop and validate a mathematical model to describe the temperature dependence of microbial growth rate. The findings show that the new model is accurate and can be used to describe the effect of temperature on microbial growth rate in foods.

  6. Theoretical chemistry theory of scattering papers in honor of Henry Eyring

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    Henderson, Douglas W

    1981-01-01

    Theoretical Chemistry: Theory of Scattering: Papers in Honor of Henry Eyring, Volume 6, Part A covers the aspects of reactive and nonreactive scattering. The book discusses the applications of classical trajectory to reactive scattering and the accurate quantum calculations of reactive systems. The text also describes the fluctuations in chemically reacting systems, as well as the coupling of electronically adiabatic states in atomic and molecular collisions. Chemists, physicists, people involved in the study of the theory of scattering, and students taking related courses will find the book u

  7. On the Translation of FIRE in Jane Eyre with Polysystem Theory

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    徐颖颖

    2009-01-01

    Foreingization and domestication translation is the topic of discussion in translation field.How to convey thoroughly all the information as well as to keep the literary form of original work is the aim every translator wants to achieve.This thesis applies the Polysystem Theory to analyze the different translation of FIRE in Jane Eyre and tries to figure out the reasons,which reflects the strong impact of the different context and outside cultural environment on translation,and inspires translators to think about the possible ways to solve the dilemma for in the struggle between foreignization and domestication translation.

  8. Jane Eyre

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    Bronte, te Charlot

    2005-01-01

    The orphaned Jane Eyre suffers under cruel guardians, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. But her plain appearance belies her indomitable spirit, sharp wit and great courage. When she goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess for the mysterious Mr Rochester the stage is set for one of li

  9. Jane Eyre

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    饶帮早

    2002-01-01

    Young Jane Eyre was orphaned(成为孤儿) and sent to live with her uncle,who died shortly after her arrival.Her stepaunt despised(讨厌) her and sent her to Lowood School so that she could become a governess(家庭教师)。She was the friendship of everyon there,but her life was difficult because conditions were poor at the school.

  10. Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre

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    孟静; 田荔

    2009-01-01

    Jane Eyre, a novel by Charlotte Bronte, published 1847. Charlotte Bronte created successful a typical woman characters that has the courage to rebel and fight for freedom and equality. This present paper, from what Jane Eyre experienced and what she thought about the happenings, analysis Jane Eyre's independent, rebellious characters and spirits and Jane Eyre includes the spiritual and supernatural themes.

  11. 空间理论视阈下的《简·爱》分析%The Analysis of Jane Eyre from the Perspective of the Space Theory

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    戚珊珊

    2016-01-01

    《简·爱》是19世纪英国女作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作,是一部带有自传性的成长小说。空间问题的重要性随着现代性的展开逐渐显露,它不仅成为一个被重新建构的批判性场域,也提供了一种全新的理论认知视角。从《简·爱》中的空间:红屋子、洛伍德学校及阁楼可以看出,男权社会这么一个大的社会空间对女性身体及心理的压制和束缚。%Jane Eyr,e an autobiographical bildungsroman , is the 19 th -century British female writer———Charlotte Bront ’ s representative work .The importance of the space begins to emerge with the modernistic develop-ment.The space theory provides not only a reconstructed critic field but also a theoretical cognitive perspective . The spaces in Jane Eyre———the red room, Lowood, the attic can well show that women's body and mentality get suppressed and restricted in the big social space of patriarchy .

  12. Jane Eyre: Contradictions in Women

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    YangXiaojing

    2007-01-01

    Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece, tells the story of an orphan girl. Jane Eyre is a young woman with a fierce longing for love, understanding and a happy life. She strives for self-realization and equality. However, tradition is also found in Jane Eyre, she still remains conservative in many aspects. With the hope of revealing women's dilemma in the society, this paper aims at exploring contractions in Jane Eyre.

  13. Interpretation of Jane Eyre

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    梁颖

    2009-01-01

    Jane Eyre is a distinctive figure in literature history.Her appearance changes the stale impression of woman in literature in people's mind,also her self-esteem and her independence arose praise,discussion,love and thinking in readers.No doubt,Jane Eyre is a bright star shining on the way of women's liberation and growth.Jane Eyre is a vivid and well-developed figure.She has substantial internal world. There is not only self-esteem and independence but also sense of inferiority as well as longing for beauty and classy life in her.She develops her character in series of conflicts between her internal world and the reality.Jane Eyre steps through these conflicts to find the balanced state in her life bravely.The equality is always what she longs for whenever she is an orphan or the governess.She regards this as the essence of life. In her emaciated body there is a sensible and stanch heart full of fierce emotion.Jane Eyte is a self-governed woman who is very faithful to her own sense and feeling.Every change in her life; every decision she makes at the pivotal moment show her strong will.She leads her own fate and achieves the dreamed life and love finally.Jane Eyre is plain looking while her self-respect,her independence,her pursuing for love and equality and her wisdom make her unforgettable.

  14. Female Consciousness in Jane Eyre

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    鲁存

    2014-01-01

    Charlotte Bront is a remarkable women writer in the 19th-century English literature. Jane Eyre received comprehensive attention. This thesis analyzes main characters from three aspects, Jane Eyre’s female consciousness, pursuit of equality, freedom and presents the limitation in Jane Eyre. It also examines the nature of Charlotte Bront?’s pioneering female consciousness and demonstrates its positive development.

  15. Working tools for theoretical chemistry: Polanyi, eyring, and debates over the "semiempirical method".

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    Nye, Mary Jo

    2007-01-15

    Following along with the development of electron theory and quantum mechanics in the 1910s and 1920s, physical chemists began incorporating these new theories and approaches in their studies of activation energies, transition states, and chemical reactions for simple atomic and molecular systems. Among these chemists was Michael Polanyi, one of the founders of modern chemical dynamics, who collaborated with Henry Eyring in the development in the 1930s of a theory of the activated transition state and absolute reaction rates using potential energy surfaces and a semiempirical methodology. This paper examines the circumstances of their collaborative work, its reception, and its implications for further chemical research.

  16. Investigating the Mechanism of Heteroaromatic Decarboxylation Using Solvent Kinetic Isotope Effects and Eyring Transition-State Theory

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    Mundle, Scott O. C.; Opinska, Liliana Guevara; Kluger, Ronald; Dicks, Andrew P.

    2011-01-01

    An upper-level mechanistic organic experiment is outlined where undergraduates measure kinetic rate constants for decarboxylation of pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid by the initial-rates method. UV spectroscopy is used to monitor reactant disappearance in both hydrochloric acid and deuterium chloride at different temperatures. Individual data are pooled…

  17. 立方型状态方程结合Eyring理论在液体混合物黏度计算中的应用%Calculation of Viscosities of Liquid Mixtures Using Eyring's Theory in Combination with Cubic Equations of State

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    计伟荣; D.A.Lempe

    2006-01-01

    Cubic equations of state (EOS) have been combined with the absolute rate theory of Eyring to calculate viscosities of liquid mixtures. A modified Huron-Vidal gE-mixing rule is employed in the calculation and in comparison with the van Laar and the Redlich-Kister-type mixing rule. The EOS method gives an accurate correlation of liquid viscosities with an overall average deviation less than 1% for 67 binary systems including aqueous solutions. It is also successful in extrapolating viscosity data over a certain temperature range using parameters obtained from the isotherm at a given temperature and in predicting viscosities of ternary solutions from binary parameters for either polar or associated systems.

  18. The Gothic Elements in Jane Eyre

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    张艳

    2012-01-01

    Jane Eyre is considered as a realistic novel with Romanticism. The author Charlotte Bronte built a new woman fighting for the independence and equality in a patriarchal society in the novel. However, another very important factor that makes Jane Eyre a great work is the Gothic elements in Jane Eyre. The article briefly discusses the Gothic features through analyzing several extracts in the novel.

  19. Character Analysis of Jane Eyre

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    胡迎春

    2002-01-01

    This thesis analyses Jane Eyre' s character. No matter what Jane met, no matter where she was, she always rebelled against that unfair society, she never gave up to try her best to get free, independent, fair life and true love. By unremitting efforts she finally got dignity, freedom and true love.

  20. Modified Eyring viscosity equation and calculation of activation energy based on the liquid quasi-lattice model

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    2010-01-01

    Viscosity is an important physical parameter of fluid,and the Eyring viscosity equation is a popular viscosity theory.Based on the Eyring reaction rate equation and Boltzmann statistical theory,and including the probabilities of creating a hole in liquid and the transition to the neighboring hole,a modified Eyring viscosity equation was proposed.According to the structural characteristics of short-range order,liquid is treated as a quasi-lattice structure in a small region.The activation energy,which is the minimum energy needed for the molecule to jump to its neighboring hole because of the restriction of other molecules around it,was analytically calculated from an intermolecular Lennard-Jones potential function and a Stockmayer potential function.The viscosity values of 37 kinds of typical liquids at 25°C and the dependence of viscosity of three kinds of liquids on temperatures were calculated with this modified viscosity equation,and the calculated results agree with the experimental values to some extent.This work not only enriches the understanding of the mechanism of liquid viscosity,but also could provide some theoretical guides for the relevant studies and applications.

  1. The Attractive Character of Jane Eyre

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    车婧瑜; 郭文睿

    2008-01-01

    Jane Eyre,written by Charlotte Bront(e),is a story of the heroine's struggle for independent personality and perfect love.Viewed as a classic work of English literature,the author of Jane Eyre makes it valuable and popular by creating a kind of Hew imagination.This paper argues for Jane's attractive character through her life experience.

  2. Significance of Jane Eyre' s Independence

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    潘文涛

    2008-01-01

    Jane Eyre, by far the best known of Charlotte Bronte' s literary production, published 1847. Jane, the heroine, a governess's rebelliousness, her hate ot servility, her insistence on equality with her master, and her declaration that she has a right to feelings and passions that impresses me most. This paper, from what Jane Eyre experiences and what she thinks about the happenings, analyses Jane Eyreg independent characters and spirits in five segments each with its own setting: Gateshead, Lowood, Thnmfield, Moor House, Femdean, points out the significance of Jane Eyre's independence in her ages.

  3. Teaching the 'A' Level Text: Jane Eyre.

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    Crosher, Judith

    1987-01-01

    Discusses several approaches that students have found helpful for analyzing "Jane Eyre," including point of view, comparison, character development, language, imagery and symbolism, and the novel's elements of autobiography. (HTH)

  4. The Rebellious Spirit of Jane Eyre

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    朱

    2012-01-01

    Jane Eyre is most successful and popular novel. In presenting and establishing heroine's character, Charlotte Bronte emphasizes that Jane's rebellious spirit stems from her childhood. Her hard struggle to retain her dignity as a human being and her insistence on liberty and equality with man deeply impress the readers.Through analysis of the characters' dialogues and actions, Jane Eyre's strong personality is manifested at every stage of her life.

  5. A Modified Eyring Equation for Modeling Yield and Flow Stresses of Metals at Strain Rates Ranging from 10−5 to 5 × 104 s−1

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    Ramzi Othman

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In several industrial applications, metallic structures are facing impact loads. Therefore, there is an important need for developing constitutive equations which take into account the strain rate sensitivity of their mechanical properties. The Johnson-Cook equation was widely used to model the strain rate sensitivity of metals. However, it implies that the yield and flow stresses are linearly increasing in terms of the logarithm of strain rate. This is only true up to a threshold strain rate. In this work, a three-constant constitutive equation, assuming an apparent activation volume which decreases as the strain rate increases, is applied here for some metals. It is shown that this equation fits well the experimental yield and flow stresses for a very wide range of strain rates, including quasi-static, high, and very high strain rates (from 10−5 to 5 × 104 s−1. This is the first time that a constitutive equation is showed to be able to fit the yield stress over a so large strain rate range while using only three material constants.

  6. Analysis of Jane Eyre from the perspective of New Historicism

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    韦超超

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyses Jane Eyre from the perspective of new historicism. In the first part, by explaining the influence of social background to the creation of Jane Eyre and the influence of characters in Jane Eyre to the development of the society, it analyses the relationship between literature and history. The second part particularly elaborates the new historicism strategies used in the creation of Jane Eyre, such as to analyse history from personal perspective, subversion and oppression, self-fashioning and so on. The last part is a conclusion, which further expounds the significance of interpret Jane Eyre from the perspective of new historicism.

  7. An ingenious narrative technique Jane Eyre

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    孙莉

    2007-01-01

    First person used in Jane Eyre facilitates the author to develop her narration in the fullest manner, and also affords the author's room and chances of giving, at suitable places, personal explanations."Ⅰ"plays a magic part in the success of the novel, and has made the novel tinged with psychological fiction

  8. An Exploration of Jane Eyre's Feminist Consciousness

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    吴伊璐

    2013-01-01

    In the novel Jane Eyre,Jane's feminist consciousness can be divided into three stages which involve her lasting struggle for fundamental equality,economic Independence and freedom of love. Throughout Jane's lifetime,the author expressed the awakening of feminist consciousness which encouraged those traditional females to pursue gender equality of love and expressed concern about the liberation of women and thoughts.

  9. On the Formation Course of Rebellious Spirit in Jane Eyre

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    LIN Yulin

    2004-01-01

    The novel "Jane Eyre" is written by Charlotte Bronte, an England Authoress in 19th century. It successfully creats a lady-Jane Eyre, who is brave to rebel and strive for freedom, equality and dignity. The rebellious spirit grown in Jane Eyre is personal and magic. It is not born, but tightly connected with her humble status, vagrant living conditions and personal unfortunate life.

  10. The Study on the Personality Characteristics of Jane Eyre

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    侯菊

    2014-01-01

    The classic book Jane Eyre is written by Charlotte Bronte(1816-1855),which is of great significance in English literature. In this masterpiece,Charlotte Bronte successfully portrays and presents a great and dependent heroine Jane Eyre,.This essay is to analyze the heroine’s characteristics and help people understand more.

  11. Jane Eyre, a Historic Mirror%Jane Eyre,a Historic Mirror

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    王姝; 庄严

    2007-01-01

    Jane Eyre,a historic Mirror is from 3 aspects to illustrate the author's point of view in details, and the emphasis is according to the background of Victorian Age to express the society,the religion and the people's spiritual and physical life of that time.

  12. Theory of nanolaser devices: Rate equation analysis versus microscopic theory

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    Lorke, Michael; Skovgård, Troels Suhr; Gregersen, Niels;

    2013-01-01

    A rate equation theory for quantum-dot-based nanolaser devices is developed. We show that these rate equations are capable of reproducing results of a microscopic semiconductor theory, making them an appropriate starting point for complex device simulations of nanolasers. The input...

  13. Analysis of Eyring-Powell Fluid in Helical Screw Rheometer

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    A. M. Siddiqui

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to study the flow of an incompressible, isothermal Eyring-Powell fluid in a helical screw rheometer. The complicated geometry of the helical screw rheometer is simplified by “unwrapping or flattening” the channel, lands, and the outside rotating barrel, assuming the width of the channel is larger as compared to the depth. The developed second order nonlinear differential equations are solved by using Adomian decomposition method. Analytical expressions are obtained for the velocity profiles, shear stresses, shear at wall, force exerted on fluid, volume flow rates, and average velocity. The effect of non-Newtonian parameters, pressure gradients, and flight angle on the velocity profiles is noticed with the help of graphical representation. The observation confirmed the vital role of involved parameters during the extrusion process.

  14. Analysis of Eyring-Powell fluid in helical screw rheometer.

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    Siddiqui, A M; Haroon, T; Zeb, M

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to study the flow of an incompressible, isothermal Eyring-Powell fluid in a helical screw rheometer. The complicated geometry of the helical screw rheometer is simplified by "unwrapping or flattening" the channel, lands, and the outside rotating barrel, assuming the width of the channel is larger as compared to the depth. The developed second order nonlinear differential equations are solved by using Adomian decomposition method. Analytical expressions are obtained for the velocity profiles, shear stresses, shear at wall, force exerted on fluid, volume flow rates, and average velocity. The effect of non-Newtonian parameters, pressure gradients, and flight angle on the velocity profiles is noticed with the help of graphical representation. The observation confirmed the vital role of involved parameters during the extrusion process.

  15. Jane Eyre the symbol of Feminism

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    钟百燕

    2008-01-01

    Feminism lays stresses on the sexual equality and affirms women' s value. The thesis mainly discusses the character of the heroine in Charlotte Brontc famous novel Jane Eyrc. The article successfully creates Jane Eyre-a female image of a new tape of petty bourgeoisie, describing her struggle for independence and equal love. The thesis just analyzes Jane' s rebellious characteristics through three periods of her experience: 1.In her childhood, she has shown her rebellious spirit; 2. When she studies at Lowood, her rebellious spirit is exposed further; 3.She, as a governess in Tomfield Hall falls in love with Rochester-her master.

  16. On A Theory of Rates

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    2005-02-01

    asexual. In asexual reproduction , one parent divides into two or more o¤spring. In sexual reproduction, two parents must mate to produce one or more o...spring, n. In terms of rates, asexual reproduction produces n o¤spring, where n may be the ex- pected value of some random variable, so we have a rate of...h 1 kpeatx i ktencounter y; 53 which gets us closer to the form of the Lotka-Volterra equations, especially for the asexual reproduction forms

  17. Common features of extraordinary rate theories.

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    Peters, Baron

    2015-05-28

    We examine the capabilities and foundations of three landmark rate theories: harmonic transition state theory, classical nucleation theory, and the Marcus theory of electron transfer. Each of the three classic rate theories is widely used to predict rates and trends. They are also used "in reverse" to interpret experimental data with no computation at all. Their common foundations include a quasi-equilibrium assumption and dimensionality reduction to a physically meaningful, one-dimensional, and broadly applicable reaction coordinate. Many applications lie beyond the scope of the classic theories, so rare events research has pursued trajectory-based methods that efficiently predict accurate rate constants even when the reaction coordinate and mechanistic details are unknown. Trajectory based rare events methods achieved these ambitious goals, but (by construction) they provide rates rather than mechanistic understanding. We briefly discuss recent efforts to identify reaction coordinates, including methods which provide abstract statistically defined coordinates and those which identify physical collective variables. Finally, we note some natural synergies between existing simulation methods which might help discover simple and powerful quasi-equilibrium theories for the many applications that fall beyond the scope of the classic rate theories.

  18. Subjective Information Measure and Rate Fidelity Theory

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    Lu, Chenguang

    2007-01-01

    Using fish-covering model, this paper intuitively explains how to extend Hartley's information formula to the generalized information formula step by step for measuring subjective information: metrical information (such as conveyed by thermometers), sensory information (such as conveyed by color vision), and semantic information (such as conveyed by weather forecasts). The pivotal step is to differentiate condition probability and logical condition probability of a message. The paper illustrates the rationality of the formula, discusses the coherence of the generalized information formula and Popper's knowledge evolution theory. For optimizing data compression, the paper discusses rate-of-limiting-errors and its similarity to complexity-distortion based on Kolmogorov's complexity theory, and improves the rate-distortion theory into the rate-fidelity theory by replacing Shannon's distortion with subjective mutual information. It is proved that both the rate-distortion function and the rate-fidelity function ar...

  19. Information theory and rate distortion theory for communications and compression

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    Gibson, Jerry

    2013-01-01

    This book is very specifically targeted to problems in communications and compression by providing the fundamental principles and results in information theory and rate distortion theory for these applications and presenting methods that have proved and will prove useful in analyzing and designing real systems. The chapters contain treatments of entropy, mutual information, lossless source coding, channel capacity, and rate distortion theory; however, it is the selection, ordering, and presentation of the topics within these broad categories that is unique to this concise book. While the cover

  20. On the Hermeneutic and Guiding Function of Feminist Translation Theory---Contrast of Two Chinese Versions of"Jane Eyre"%女性主义翻译观的阐释及指导作用--《简·爱》汉译比较分析

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    李鸿斌; 党颖

    2016-01-01

    Feminist translation theory provides a new perspective for translation study.On account of the deficiency of practice research on feminist translation theory,this paper expounds its basic concepts and demonstrates its hermeneutic and guiding function in translation practice by contrasting and analyzing the different effects of Chinese versions of"Jane Eyre"translated by translators of different genders.%女性主义翻译观为翻译研究提供了新的视角。在阐述其基本理念的基础上,针对我国当前女性主义翻译实践研究尚不充分的情况,通过对比剖析不同性别译者所著《简·爱》译本的翻译效果差异,验证了女性主义翻译观对翻译实践的论述和指引意义。

  1. Rate-distortion theory and human perception.

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    Sims, Chris R

    2016-07-01

    The fundamental goal of perception is to aid in the achievement of behavioral objectives. This requires extracting and communicating useful information from noisy and uncertain sensory signals. At the same time, given the complexity of sensory information and the limitations of biological information processing, it is necessary that some information must be lost or discarded in the act of perception. Under these circumstances, what constitutes an 'optimal' perceptual system? This paper describes the mathematical framework of rate-distortion theory as the optimal solution to the problem of minimizing the costs of perceptual error subject to strong constraints on the ability to communicate or transmit information. Rate-distortion theory offers a general and principled theoretical framework for developing computational-level models of human perception (Marr, 1982). Models developed in this framework are capable of producing quantitatively precise explanations for human perceptual performance, while yielding new insights regarding the nature and goals of perception. This paper demonstrates the application of rate-distortion theory to two benchmark domains where capacity limits are especially salient in human perception: discrete categorization of stimuli (also known as absolute identification) and visual working memory. A software package written for the R statistical programming language is described that aids in the development of models based on rate-distortion theory.

  2. Jane Eyre, Past and Present Jane Eyre, d’hier à aujourd’hui

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    Armelle Parey

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The present collection of articles along with a few additional contributions contains the proceedings of a conference held at the university of Caen Basse-Normandie, France in May 2004. Entitled “Jane Eyre, Past and Present”, its aim was to study the posterity of Charlotte Brontë’s novel and/or character since its publication in 1847. That two-thirds of the texts studied in this volume were published in the last decade of the twentieth century attests to the fact that rewriting has become a m...

  3. Scaling of viscosity with rate, pressure, and temperature: Linking simulations to experiments

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    Jadhao, Vikram; Robbins, Mark

    Elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) is important in many practical devices and produces extreme pressures (> 1 GPa) and shear rates (105 -107 s-1). This makes EHL fluids ideal candidates for bridging the gap between experimental and simulation studies of viscosity. There is an ongoing debate about whether the high-rate response of simple molecules like squalane follows a power-law Carreau model or a thermal activation based Eyring model. We use molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the rheological response of squalane for a wide range of rates (105 -1010 s-1), pressures (0.1 MPa to 3 GPa), and temperatures (100 - 313 K). We find that experimental and theoretical results can be collapsed onto a master curve consistent with Eyring theory over more than 20 orders of magnitude in rate. Extrapolating Eyring fits to simulations at 107 s-1 and above yields Newtonian viscosities η0 that are consistent with available low-rate experiments, and allows predictions to much higher pressures and lower temperatures. There is no indication of a diverging viscosity at finite stress, since log η0 rises sublinearly with pressure up to 6 GPa and η0 >1012 Pa-s. Correlations between chain conformations and Eyring parameters are also presented. This research was performed within the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) under the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Financial support was provided by Grant W911NF-12-2-0022.

  4. Rate-independent systems theory and application

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    Mielke, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    This monograph provides both an introduction to and a thorough exposition of the theory of rate-independent systems, which the authors have worked on with a number of collaborators over many years. The focus is mostly on fully rate-independent systems, first on an abstract level with or without a linear structure, discussing various concepts of solutions with full mathematical rigor. The usefulness of the abstract concepts is then demonstrated on the level of various applications primarily in continuum mechanics of solids, including suitable approximation strategies with guaranteed numerical stability and convergence. Particular applications concern inelastic processes such as plasticity, damage, phase transformations, or adhesive-type contacts both at small strains and at finite strains. Other physical systems such as magnetic or ferroelectric materials, and couplings to rate-dependent thermodynamic models are also considered. Selected applications are accompanied by numerical simulations illustrating both t...

  5. On the theory of interest rate policy

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    Heinz-Peter Spahn

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A new consensus in the theory of monetary policy has been reached pointing to the pivotal role of interest rates that are set in accordance with central banks' reaction functions. The decisive criterion of assessing the Taylor rule, inflation and monetary targeting is not the macrotheoretic foundation of these concepts. They serve as "languages" coordinating heterogeneous beliefs among policy makers and private agents, and should also allow rule-based discretionary policies when markets are in need of leadership. Contrary to the ECB dogma, the Fed is right to have an eye on the risks of inflation and unemployment.

  6. Quantum theory of chemical reaction rates

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    Miller, W.H. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Div.

    1994-10-01

    If one wishes to describe a chemical reaction at the most detailed level possible, i.e., its state-to-state differential scattering cross section, then it is necessary to solve the Schroedinger equation to obtain the S-matrix as a function of total energy E and total angular momentum J, in terms of which the cross sections can be calculated as given by equation (1) in the paper. All other physically observable attributes of the reaction can be derived from the cross sections. Often, in fact, one is primarily interested in the least detailed quantity which characterizes the reaction, namely its thermal rate constant, which is obtained by integrating Eq. (1) over all scattering angles, summing over all product quantum states, and Boltzmann-averaging over all initial quantum states of reactants. With the proper weighting factors, all of these averages are conveniently contained in the cumulative reaction probability (CRP), which is defined by equation (2) and in terms of which the thermal rate constant is given by equation (3). Thus, having carried out a full state-to-state scattering calculation to obtain the S-matrix, one can obtain the CRP from Eq. (2), and then rate constant from Eq. (3), but this seems like ``overkill``; i.e., if one only wants the rate constant, it would clearly be desirable to have a theory that allows one to calculate it, or the CRP, more directly than via Eq. (2), yet also correctly, i.e., without inherent approximations. Such a theory is the subject of this paper.

  7. Images of Ice and Fire in Jane Eyre

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    李秀美

    2011-01-01

    Ice and fire are originally natural phenomena, but in Jane Eyre,they arc raised from natural phenomena to meaningful images. The images of ice and fire are embodied through four aspects: psychological description, portrait description, word painting and detailed description. Fire represents Jane's passions, anger, and spirit, while ice symbolizes the oppressive forces trying to extinguish Jane's vitality.

  8. Jane Eyre between the Wars Jane Eyre entre les deux guerres

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    Patsy Stoneman

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available L’un des héritages que Charlotte Brontë laissa derrière elle avec son roman Jane Eyre, c’est une trame qui fut indéfiniment recyclée dans le roman féminin. Une femme jeune, isolée et désargentée rencontre un homme plus riche et plus âgé qu’elle, au tempérament morose et au passé mystérieux dans lequel se trouve une épouse démente et mauvaise. Dans le monde de Charlotte Brontë, la société offre peu d’alternatives au mariage pour une femme qui ne peut compter que sur elle-même pour subvenir à ses besoins, et même le dénouement tranché de Jane Eyre n’est qu’une version plus égalitaire du mariage traditionnel. Sa structure triangulaire, toutefois, s’est avérée fertile pour les écrivains qui examinèrent les relations hommes/femmes dans des époques sociales ultérieures. Dans l’Angleterre d’entre-deux-guerres, les femmes de la classe moyenne étaient, comme le formule Virginia Woolf, « on the bridge » entre la maison privée et le monde professionnel. La plupart des obstacles légaux qui leur barraient l’accès à l’instruction et à l’emploi disparaissaient, mais l’éthos de la domesticité imprimait encore sa marque sur les attentes émotionnelles des femmes. Dans cet article, j’examine quatre romans qui utilisent l’intrigue de Jane Eyre afin de tracer les contours des possibilités qui s’offraient aux femmes à cette époque. Il s’agit de Vera d’Elizabeth von Arnim (1921, The Weather in the Streets de Rosamond Lehmann (1936, South Riding de Winifred Holtby (1936 et Rebecca de Daphne du Maurier (1938. La distinction que Tania Modleski dresse entre la romance (‘romance’ – dans laquelle la peur ou le dégoût initial de l’héroïne pour le héros se transforme en amour – et le gothique (‘gothic’ – où le processus est inverse – souligne que ces romans modernes ne peuvent envisager autre chose qu’un dénouement gothique à une situation à l’origine romantique

  9. An Interpretation of Jane Eyre’s Feeling of Inferiority at Gateshead in Jane Eyre

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    赵艳梅

    2015-01-01

    Jane Eyre has been the focus of numerous critics and scholars since its publication in 1847 and they have made a great contribution to the study of Jane Eyre, exploring it from different perspectives. Most of critics and readers regard Jane Eyre as an independent and brave feminism fighter to challenge the tradition in Victorian period while they tend to pay less attention to the invisible side of Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is not always so brave and strong and confident to face her life, which can be discovered from her language and behavior when she confronts conflicts. This is Jane Eyre ’s feeling of inferiority. From the perspective of Alfred Adler’s individual psychology, this thesis studies Jane Eyre’s feeling of inferiority at Gateshead.

  10. Muusikamaailm : Uusooperid homme Savonlinnas. Uus suvemuusika Kleves. "Jane Eyre" Cheltenhamis / Priit Kuusk

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    Kuusk, Priit, 1938-

    2000-01-01

    Savonlinna ooperifestivalil toimub kolme soome uusooperi maailmaesiettekanne. Saksamaal Kleves toimuvatest kontsertetendustest "Muusika Euroopa aedades". Cheltenhami muusikafestivalil toimus M. Berkeley ooperi "Jane Eyre" maailmaesiettekanne

  11. Muusikamaailm : Uusooperid homme Savonlinnas. Uus suvemuusika Kleves. "Jane Eyre" Cheltenhamis / Priit Kuusk

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    2000-01-01

    Savonlinna ooperifestivalil toimub kolme soome uusooperi maailmaesiettekanne. Saksamaal Kleves toimuvatest kontsertetendustest "Muusika Euroopa aedades". Cheltenhami muusikafestivalil toimus M. Berkeley ooperi "Jane Eyre" maailmaesiettekanne

  12. Female Self-consciousness on Love in Jane Eyre

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    陈琪琪

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays,majority of marriages are based on social statue and wealth,ignoring the true love.This paper will research correct attitude towards love from Jane’s female self-consciousness so as to encourage the modern female to set up a brave view of love,to pursue their true love without only thinking of the background、the statue of the property、or something else objective of the lover,to be an independent women in economy and politics area with independent personality.To do the research,plenty of materials have been collected including journal articles、academic theses and so on.It is from dignity,equality and persistence three aspects to discuss Jane Eyre's female self-consciousness in the pursuit of love.By Jane Eyre's love view,readers can calm down and read it carefully,carefully,feeling great and happy love of Jane Eyre.In front of this kind of common distorted love view,Jane Eyre’s love view still emits the shine,showing the significance in a new era.All in all,true love should be pure,it is human’s nice emotion,it should be cherished by heart.Women towards love should have equality,dignity,and persistence.

  13. Lucy Snowe : première réécriture de Jane Eyre Lucy Snowe: the First Rewriting of Jane Eyre

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    Elise Ouvrard

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available While reading Villette, published by Charlotte Brontë in 1853, one cannot help thinking of Jane Eyre, the eponymous heroine of the novel published by the same author in 1847. The link means much more than the thematic and stylistic unity of a writer’s works. Lucy Snowe, the heroine of Villette, constitutes in fact the rewriting of Jane Eyre. Such rewriting is characterized by continuity as can be shown by the physical appearance, the strength of character and the progression of both heroines. However, there would be no interest in reproducing Jane Eyre identically and the outcome of the two novels presents a clear rupture, a rupture which has to be deciphered in order to understand the purpose of Charlotte Brontë in creating the filiation between Lucy Snowe and Jane Eyre.

  14. Captation spéculaire et mise en abyme dans le film Jane Eyre de Franco Zeffirelli Specular Captation and Metafictional Devices in Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre

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    Isabelle Van Peteghem-Tréard

    2009-01-01

    This article presents Franco Zeffirelli’s baroque use of mirrors to evoke the specular alienation of Jane Eyre who is both the heroine and the story-teller in the movie and in the original text. The mirror image...

  15. The Eyre Affair de Jasper Fforde : une expérience de critique amusante Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair:an Amusing Critical Experiment

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    Yen-Maï Tran-Gervat

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available In his intertextual and metatextual novel, J. Fforde does not propose a specific, coherent interpretation of Jane Eyre: his parody is more an “amusing critical experiment”, a playful narrative in which Charlotte Brontë’s romance is brought to life in a way that allows every reader to deal with such critical issues in Jane Eyre as point of view, the controversial ending and the creation of characters.

  16. MHD biconvective flow of Powell Eyring nanofluid over stretched surface

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    Naseem, Faiza; Shafiq, Anum; Zhao, Lifeng; Naseem, Anum

    2017-06-01

    The present work is focused on behavioral characteristics of gyrotactic microorganisms to describe their role in heat and mass transfer in the presence of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) forces in Powell-Eyring nanofluids. Implications concerning stretching sheet with respect to velocity, temperature, nanoparticle concentration and motile microorganism density were explored to highlight influential parameters. Aim of utilizing microorganisms was primarily to stabilize the nanoparticle suspension due to bioconvection generated by the combined effects of buoyancy forces and magnetic field. Influence of Newtonian heating was also analyzed by taking into account thermophoretic mechanism and Brownian motion effects to insinuate series solutions mediated by homotopy analysis method (HAM). Mathematical model captured the boundary layer regime that explicitly involved contemporary non linear partial differential equations converted into the ordinary differential equations. To depict nanofluid flow characteristics, pertinent parameters namely bioconvection Lewis number Lb, traditional Lewis number Le, bioconvection Péclet number Pe, buoyancy ratio parameter Nr, bioconvection Rayleigh number Rb, thermophoresis parameter Nt, Hartmann number M, Grashof number Gr, and Eckert number Ec were computed and analyzed. Results revealed evidence of hydromagnetic bioconvection for microorganism which was represented by graphs and tables. Our findings further show a significant effect of Newtonian heating over a stretching plate by examining the coefficient values of skin friction, local Nusselt number and the local density number. Comparison was made between Newtonian fluid and Powell-Eyring fluid on velocity field and temperature field. Results are compared of with contemporary studies and our findings are found in excellent agreement with these studies.

  17. Causal Rate Distortion Function and Relations to Filtering Theory

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    Charalambous, Charalambos D; Kourtellaris, Christos K

    2011-01-01

    A causal rate distortion function is defined, its solution is described, and its relation to filtering theory is discusssed. The relation to filtering is obtained via a causal constraint imposed on the reconstruction kernel to be realizable.

  18. A Review of Studies on Jane Eyre in the Recent Years in China

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    HE Guang-hui

    2014-01-01

    Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of the famous English writer Charlotte Bronte's in 19th century. From its coming into being, it has appealed a lot of literary critics to explore the heroine, Jane Eyre. Their opinions are positive, negative, or they study it from different aspects. So it’s very necessary to have a review about these different views in order that readers can understand it more clearly. This essay attempts to summarize these different literary critics in the recent years in China, mainly from Jane Eyre's char-acters, and through the approaches of feminism, religious consciousness, and comparison with other females.

  19. Derivation of instanton rate theory from first principles

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    Richardson, Jeremy O

    2015-01-01

    Instanton rate theory is used to study tunneling events in a wide range of systems including low-temperature chemical reactions. Despite many successful applications, the method has never been obtained from first principles, relying instead on the "ImF" premise. In this paper, the same expression for the rate of barrier penetration at finite temperature is rederived from quantum scattering theory [W. H. Miller, S. D. Schwartz, and J. W. Tromp, J. Chem. Phys. 79, 4889 (1983)] using a semiclassical Green's function formalism. This justifies the instanton approach and provides a route to deriving the rate of other processes.

  20. Rate theory on water exchange in aqueous uranyl ion

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    Dang, Liem X.; Vo, Quynh N.; Nilsson, Mikael; Nguyen, Hung D.

    2017-03-01

    We report a classical rate theory approach to predict the exchange mechanism that occurs between water and aqueous uranyl ion. Using our water and ion-water polarizable force field and molecular dynamics techniques, we computed the potentials of mean force for the uranyl ion-water pair as a function of different pressures at ambient temperature. These potentials of mean force were used to calculate rate constants using transition rate theory; the transmission coefficients also were examined using the reactive flux method and Grote-Hynes approach. The computed activation volumes are positive; thus, the mechanism of this particular water-exchange is a dissociative process.

  1. Derivation of instanton rate theory from first principles

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    Richardson, Jeremy O.

    2016-03-01

    Instanton rate theory is used to study tunneling events in a wide range of systems including low-temperature chemical reactions. Despite many successful applications, the method has never been obtained from first principles, relying instead on the "Im F" premise. In this paper, the same expression for the rate of barrier penetration at finite temperature is rederived from quantum scattering theory [W. H. Miller, S. D. Schwartz, and J. W. Tromp, J. Chem. Phys. 79, 4889 (1983)] using a semiclassical Green's function formalism. This justifies the instanton approach and provides a route to deriving the rate of other processes.

  2. Conflicts and Fusion Between Deities and Humanities in Jane Eyre

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    王薇

    2012-01-01

    Acclaimed as a classic work of literature in the English-speaking world, Jane Eyre has been generally accepted as a richly woven tapestry of feminine imagination, a tableau of romanticism in the Victorian era, and an early treatise on humanities. The present thesis first analyzes the conflicts and fusion between deities and humanities, and then focuses on the gradual fusion of the two during every stage of her life, and finally explores into background of her religious beliefs, revealing the miraculous transition from an untaught girl to a mature Christian. Jane’s narration lends intensity to the story, and her personality serves as both a catalyst and a prism, and it is through her unique point of view that most of the novel’s major issues are explored.

  3. The Analysis of Mr.Rochester Who Is the Male Protagonist in Jane Eyre

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    郭翠红

    2012-01-01

    This essay tries to analyze Mr.Rochester who is the male protagonist in Jane Eyre,reveal religion,marriage and literary creation in the early nineteenth century in order to seek the spirit of Rochester.

  4. "Strike Back Again Very Hard"——Analysis of Jane Eyre's Rebellious Personality

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    CHEN Zhiyun

    2007-01-01

    Charlotte applied an orphan' s story to reflect British women's miserable situation, and also express their strong desires, which they wanted to break away from men's oppression and sex discrimination. This paper, from what Jane Eyre experienced and what she thought about the happenings, analyses Jane Eyre' s rebellious personality, including at her aunt's family, at Lowood School, her love with Rochester and leaving Thornfield.

  5. Modified Rate-Theory Predictions in Comparison to Microstructural Data

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    Surh, M P; Okita, T; Wolfer, W G

    2003-11-03

    Standard rate theory methods have recently been combined with experimental microstructures to successfully reproduce measured swelling behavior in ternary steels around 400 C. Fit parameters have reasonable values except possibly for the recombination radius, R{sub c}, which can be larger than expected. Numerical simulations of void nucleation and growth reveal the importance additional recombination processes at unstable clusters. Such extra recombination may reduce the range of possible values for R{sub c}. A modified rate theory is presented here that includes the effect of these undetectably small defect clusters. The fit values for R{sub c} are not appreciably altered, as the modification has little effect on the model behavior in the late steady state. It slightly improves the predictions for early transient times, when the sink strength of stable voids and dislocations is relatively small. Standard rate theory successfully explains steady swelling behavior in high purity stainless steel.

  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: The Never-Ending Story Jane Eyre : l’histoire sans fin

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    Stéphanie Bernard

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Le roman de Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, est habité par la voix inextinguible de l’héroïne. L’usage de la première personne n’est pas seulement structural mais il donne aussi sa tonalité au récit et crée une impression d’intimité. L’histoire racontée par Jane est éminemment subjective. Ce parti pris nous rappelle qu’elle est une menteuse potentielle. Mais ses mensonges ont pour but de protéger son intimité et de maintenir le lien qui la rattache au lecteur. En outre, Jane en tant que personnage ne sait et ne comprend pas tout. Son récit est donc d’une part inévitablement incomplet. D’autre part, elle grandit et mûrit au fil de l’histoire, s’approchant toujours un peu plus de son double narratif. Afin de maintenir le secret sur son présent, la narratrice hésite donc souvent entre distance et identification. Les hésitations de la narration rythment la progression de la diégèse. Au fur et à mesure qu’elle évolue, l’héroïne découvre de nouveaux lieux dans lesquels sa vie semble prendre un nouveau départ. Ces recommencements de l’histoire sont autant d’invitations au lecteur qui peut ainsi redécouvrir le roman sous un angle toujours renouvelé. Des auteurs, des réalisateurs ont répondu à cette invitation en écrivant leur propre version et en faisant de Jane Eyre une histoire sans fin.

  7. Rate Theory for Correlated Processes: Double Jumps in Adatom Diffusion

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    Jacobsen, J.; Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel; Sethna, J.

    1997-01-01

    We study the rate of activated motion over multiple barriers, in particular the correlated double jump of an adatom diffusing on a missing-row reconstructed platinum (110) surface. We develop a transition path theory, showing that the activation energy is given by the minimum-energy trajectory...... which succeeds in the double jump. We explicitly calculate this trajectory within an effective-medium molecular dynamics simulation. A cusp in the acceptance region leads to a root T prefactor for the activated rate of double jumps. Theory and numerical results agree....

  8. On the theory of time dilation in chemical kinetics

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    Baig, Mirza Wasif

    2012-01-01

    The rates of chemical reactions are not absolute but their magnitude depends upon the relative speeds of the moving observers. This has been proved by unifying theories of chemical kinetics, which are transition state theory, collision theory and Marcus theory, with the special theory of relativity. Lorentz transformations of Boltzmann constant and energy spacing between permitted quantum levels of molecules are quantum mechanically proved to be Lorentz variant. The relativistic statistical thermodynamics has been developed to explain quasiequilibrium existing between reactants and activated complex. The newly formulated Lorentz transformation of the rate constant from Arrhenius Equation, of the collision frequency and of the Eyring and Marcus equations renders the rate law also Lorentz variant. For a moving observer moving at fractions of the speed of light along the reaction coordinate the transition state possess less kinetic energy to sweep translation over it. This results in the slower transformation of...

  9. A New Woman Image--Analysis Of Jane Eyre's Character

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    高洋; 许文英; 陈忱

    2005-01-01

    The thesis mainly discusses the character of the heroine in Charlotte Brontes famous novel "Jane Eyre". There are three major parts-introduction,analysis which is the main body of the thesis,and conclusion.Jane Eyre,the heroine,is a new woman image who requires independence equality and freedom.The thesis just analyzes Janes these rebellious characters through four peroods of her experiences.First,in her childhood,she has shown her rebellious spirit.As an orphan,Jane suffers a lot of misery.Not only her aunt treats her cruelly,her cousins despise her,but also do servants have a prejudice against her.In Janes immature heart, she is unwilling to bear ill treatment.She rebels them bravely.Second,when she studies at Lowood,her rebellious spirit is exposed furtherly.Her view doest stay in Mrs Reeds,instead turns to the whole society.She makes hypocrisy of so-called charity to be discovered completely.At the same time,she declares her independent,equal rebellious thought to her friend-Helldn who endures oppression willingly.Third,she,as a governess in Thornfield Hall falls in love with Rochester-her master.During this period,her thought grows into maturity.Thought she loves him passionately,she never loses her dignity and independence for him.When she knows his mad wife still lives,she makes up her mind to leave him.For she doesnt want to become his mistress.Fourth,her refusal of St Johns proposal of marriage depicts Janes character.She knows John does not love her at all and his purpose of marriage is only to perform his great task missionary.Jane does want to become a sacrifice.She breaks traditional morality,then she goes back to Rochester.

  10. Application of semiclassical methods to reaction rate theory

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    Hernandez, R.

    1993-11-01

    This work is concerned with the development of approximate methods to describe relatively large chemical systems. This effort has been divided into two primary directions: First, we have extended and applied a semiclassical transition state theory (SCTST) originally proposed by Miller to obtain microcanonical and canonical (thermal) rates for chemical reactions described by a nonseparable Hamiltonian, i.e. most reactions. Second, we have developed a method to describe the fluctuations of decay rates of individual energy states from the average RRKM rate in systems where the direct calculation of individual rates would be impossible. Combined with the semiclassical theory this latter effort has provided a direct comparison to the experimental results of Moore and coworkers. In SCTST, the Hamiltonian is expanded about the barrier and the ``good`` action-angle variables are obtained perturbatively; a WKB analysis of the effectively one-dimensional reactive direction then provides the transmission probabilities. The advantages of this local approximate treatment are that it includes tunneling effects and anharmonicity, and it systematically provides a multi-dimensional dividing surface in phase space. The SCTST thermal rate expression has been reformulated providing increased numerical efficiency (as compared to a naive Boltzmann average), an appealing link to conventional transition state theory (involving a ``prereactive`` partition function depending on the action of the reactive mode), and the ability to go beyond the perturbative approximation.

  11. Female Self-consciousness on Love in Jane Eyre

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    陈琪琪

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays,majority of marriages are based on social statue and wealth,ignoring the true love.This paper will research correct attitude towards love from Jane’s female selfconsciousness so as to encourage the modern female to set up a brave view of love,to pursue their true love without only thinking of the background 、the statue of the property、or something else objective of the lover,to be an independent women in economy and politics area with independent personality.To do the research,plenty of materials have been collected including journal articles、academic theses and so on.It is from dignity,equality and persistence three aspects to discuss Jane Eyre’s female self-consciousness in the pursuit of love.By Jane Eyre’s love view,readers can calm down and read it carefully,carefully,feeling great and happy love of Jane Eyre.In front of this kind of common distorted love view,Jane Eyre’s love view still emits the shine,showing the significance in a new era.All in all,true love should be pure,it is human’s nice emotion,it should be cherished by heart.Women towards love should have equality,dignity,and persistence.

  12. Defects and diffusion, theory and simulation an annual retrospective I

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    Fisher, David J

    2009-01-01

    This first volume, in a new series covering entirely general results in the fields of defects and diffusion, includes abstracts of papers which appeared between the beginning of 2008 and the end of October 2009 (journal availability permitting).This new series replaces the 'general' section which was previously part of each issue of the Metals, Ceramics and Semiconductor retrospective series. As well as 356 abstracts, the volume includes original papers on all of the usual material groups: ""Predicting Diffusion Coefficients from First Principles via Eyring's Reaction Rate Theory"" (Mantina, C

  13. Sado-masochism in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre: a ridge of lighted health.

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    Hanly, M A

    1993-10-01

    Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre contains a paradox of character: Jane Eyre is an assertive successful woman, who marries, after every obstacle is overcome, the man she loves; she is also a traumatised, terrorised child, who later becomes deeply involved, to the point of losing herself, with a moral sadist. In the critical literature on Jane Eyre there is controversy concerning Brontë's aims in the characterisation of her fictional autobiographer. Did Brontë's artistic control of character slip and result in Jane Eyre's irreconciliable attributes? Did she mean to give us an assertive feminine heroine and instead reveal her own castration complex in the marriage to a maimed and near-blind man? The hypothesis of this paper is that the multiple functions of masochism--adaptive, defensive and gratifying--the multiple defence mechanisms at work in masochism--denial, introjection and projection--and the special layering of masochism at each developmental level--oral, anal, and phallic--are mirrored in Brontë's characterisation. The irreducible complexity of the clinical concept of masochism finds its match in Brontë's characterisation of Jane Eyre.

  14. Reaction rate theory of radiation exposure: Effects of the dose rate on mutation frequencies

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    Manabe, Yuichiro; Nakamura, Issei

    2014-01-01

    We develop a kinetic reaction model for the cells having the irradiated DNA molecules due to the ionizing radiation exposure. Our theory simultaneously accounts for the time-dependent reactions of the DNA damage, the DNA mutation, the DNA repair, and the proliferation and apoptosis of cells in a tissue with a minimal set of model parameters. In contrast to the existing theories for the radiation exposition, we do not assume the relationships between the total dose and the induced mutation frequency. We show good agreement between theory and experiment. Importantly, our result shows a new perspective that the key ingredient in the study of the irradiated cells is the rate constants depending on the dose rate. Moreover, we discuss the universal scaling function for mutation frequencies due to the irradiation at low dose rates.

  15. On the Representations of Parent-Child Relationships in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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    Alina PINTILII

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims at analysing the parent-child relationships in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre, with special emphasis on the relationship between Jane Eyre, the protagonist of the novel, and her aunt, Mrs. Reed. For this purpose, it begins by presenting the traits of the domestic Victorian ideal as well as those of the so-called “transnormative family”, to ultimately show that the Victorian domestic ideal was not valid for everyone, which had a great impact on both parents and children in the process of upbringing. Then, the paper considers the representations of Victorian domestic relationships in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, which the author of the novel uses to demonstrate that a strong character and an iron will, like those of the protagonist, can make a difference and change destinies.

  16. Jane Eyre's character analysis%简爱的性格分析

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    张秀文

    2012-01-01

      小说《简爱》塑造了一个自尊、自力、自强、叛逆、具有反抗精神、感情炽烈的女性形象,本文从简爱不同的年龄阶段入手,从行为,思想方面对简爱的性格特点进行了分析%  The novel Jane Eyre molded the leading lady , Jane Eyre who is a self-respected , independent woman with strong rebellious spirit and passionate pursuit for love.This article analyzes Jane Eyre's character from Jane's different age .

  17. A Comparative Study on Different Fates between Jane Eyre and Lin Daiyu

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    林冬梅; 赵慧

    2014-01-01

    Jane Eyre and A Dream of Red Mansions can be regarded as the most famous two classics in the history of literature. In A Dream of Red Mansions, Cao Xueqin exhausted almost all his heart and soul to portray the character─Lin Daiyu, whose tragic and impressive love story has moved thousands of readers into tears. While, Charlotte Bronte ’s Jane Eyre raised heated discussion in 19th century because of the vivid and energetic female she depicted in her book. By comparison, it is easy to find that there are some similarities between the two characters. However, their fates are quite different. This paper tries to make a comparison be-tween Jane Eyre and Lin Daiyu, review their life experience, analyze possible reasons that may account for the different fates, and draw a conclusion. Hope that this paper can do some help to those who are interested in literature home and abroad.

  18. NEW PRINCIPLES OF POWER AND ENERGY RATE OF INCREMENTAL RATE TYPE FOR GENERALIZED CONTINUUM FIELD THEORIES

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    戴天民

    2001-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to establish new principles of power and energy rate of incremental type in generalized continuum mechanics. By combining new principles of virtual velocity and virtual angular velocity as well as of virtual stress and virtual couple stress with cross terms of incremental rate type a new principle of power and energy rate of incremental rate type with cross terms for micropolar continuum field theories is presented and from it all corresponding equations of motion and boundary conditions as well as power and energy rate equations of incremental rate type for micropolar and nonlocal micropolar continua with the help of generalized Piola's theorems in all and without any additional requirement are derived. Complete results for micromorphic continua could be similarly derived. The derived results in the present paper are believed to be new. They could be used to establish corresponding finite element methods of incremental rate type for generalized continuum mechanics.

  19. A Brief Comparison of the Two Characters-Jane Eyre and Tess

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    肖瑞

    2013-01-01

    Jane and Tess are the heroines of Jane Eyre and Tess of the D’Ubervilles. They all lived in the same period and have similarities in miserable experience and personality. However, due to their different growing experiences, family environments, and the degrees of education they received, they have different views on the concept and manner of females ’independence and equality, the concept of love and the manner of rebellion. That leads to two totally different destinies. In this paper, it attempts to analyze the images of Jane Eyre and Tess in terms of these aspects.

  20. A Comparison between the Female Images of Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw

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    LI Xiao-mei

    2014-01-01

    Charlotte Brontёand Emily Brontёwere two important writers in the 19th century. In their masterpieces Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, the two authors created two classic female images-Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw. Though the Brontёsisters had similar life experience and living circumstances, the two images which are created by them still have many differences in their understanding and attitudes towards social status and love. This paper tries to analyze the differences of the two female imag-es.

  1. Jane Eyre : un roman innovant pour les critiques victoriens Jane Eyre: an Innovating Novel according to the Victorian Critics

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    Odile Boucher-Rivalain

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available After the failure to publish her first novel The Professor Charlotte Brontë wrote her second work of fiction Jane Eyre in a conscious effort to satisfy the critics’ expectations, combining the more traditional elements of novel-writing with more innovating ones suggested by her own imagination. An examination of the reviews which appeared in the months following the publication of Jane Eyre reveals Charlotte Brontë’s strategy: her choice of an unconventional relationship between the poor, plain governess and her wealthy, passionate master, the exploration of her heroine’s interior life combined with the realistic descriptions of her characters’ physical and social environment. This combination ensured the success of the novel which was overwhelmingly praised for its innovative elements even if the more conservative critics disapproved of such novelties.

  2. Testing Theories of Transfer Using Error Rate Learning Curves.

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    Koedinger, Kenneth R; Yudelson, Michael V; Pavlik, Philip I

    2016-07-01

    We analyze naturally occurring datasets from student use of educational technologies to explore a long-standing question of the scope of transfer of learning. We contrast a faculty theory of broad transfer with a component theory of more constrained transfer. To test these theories, we develop statistical models of them. These models use latent variables to represent mental functions that are changed while learning to cause a reduction in error rates for new tasks. Strong versions of these models provide a common explanation for the variance in task difficulty and transfer. Weak versions decouple difficulty and transfer explanations by describing task difficulty with parameters for each unique task. We evaluate these models in terms of both their prediction accuracy on held-out data and their power in explaining task difficulty and learning transfer. In comparisons across eight datasets, we find that the component models provide both better predictions and better explanations than the faculty models. Weak model variations tend to improve generalization across students, but hurt generalization across items and make a sacrifice to explanatory power. More generally, the approach could be used to identify malleable components of cognitive functions, such as spatial reasoning or executive functions. Copyright © 2016 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.

  3. Solvent Exchange in Liquid Methanol and Rate Theory

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    Dang, Liem X.; Schenter, Gregory K.

    2016-01-01

    To enhance our understanding of the solvent exchange mechanism in liquid methanol, we report a systematic study of this process using molecular dynamics simulations. We use transition state theory, the Impey-Madden-McDonald method, the reactive flux method, and Grote-Hynes theory to compute the rate constants for this process. Solvent coupling was found to dominate, resulting in a significantly small transmission coefficient. We predict a positive activation volume for the methanol exchange process. The essential features of the dynamics of the system as well as the pressure dependence are recovered from a Generalized Langevin Equation description of the dynamics. We find that the dynamics and response to anharmonicity can be decomposed into two time regimes, one corresponding to short time response (< 0.1 ps) and long time response (> 5 ps). An effective characterization of the process results from launching dynamics from the planar hypersurface corresponding to Grote-Hynes theory. This results in improved numerical convergence of correlation functions. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences. The calculations were carried out using computer resources provided by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

  4. Application of Rate Theory to Accelerated Durability Testing of Structural Adhesives

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    1980-03-01

    interest of processing economy can be identified. This information can then be fed back into the system design process and the analyses repeated to...London, F., Problemme der Modernon Physik, Sommerfeld Festchrift. 1931 Eyring, H. and Polanyi, M., " Uber Einfache Gasreaktionen", Z. Physic, Chem

  5. The Analysis of the Rebellious and Independent Character of Jane Eyre

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    王力; 周慧萍

    2004-01-01

    Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece of all her works.This article mainlycomments on how the heroine expresses the strong feelings of her rebellion—through the strugglefor self-assertion,self-dignity,self-reliance and self-realization;It also praises the struggle forrecognition of the women’s independence,their basic rights and equality as a human being.

  6. Understanding "Jane Eyre": A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents.

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    Teachman, Debra

    Immediately popular when published over a century and a half ago, the novel "Jane Eyre" has continued to find appreciative audiences ever since. This student casebook offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Charlotte Bronte's landmark novel. While the casebook gives literary analysis, it also contextualizes the novel in terms of the…

  7. Strict Social Hierarchy in Victorian Age--The background of Jane Eyre

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    王琳; 卢芳; 李思萌

    2014-01-01

    In Victorian Age, there existed strict social hierarchy, including social class, gender relations and injustice predominate. From its very beginning, Jane Eyre explores and challenges the social preconception. This paper focuses on the oppressive social norm and stifling conception of proper roles in Victorian Age.

  8. Understanding "Jane Eyre": A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents.

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    Teachman, Debra

    Immediately popular when published over a century and a half ago, the novel "Jane Eyre" has continued to find appreciative audiences ever since. This student casebook offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Charlotte Bronte's landmark novel. While the casebook gives literary analysis, it also contextualizes the novel in…

  9. A Brief Discussion of Biblical Quotations in Jane Eyre and Their Roles

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    刘化松

    2003-01-01

    @@ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was first published in October,1847. The English assess it as one of the ten top worldwideclassics. Almost everyone that likes the literature has read thisbook. It occupies an important place in the western literature andculture.

  10. Variational approach for the flow of Ree-Eyring and Casson fluids in pipes

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    Sochi, Taha

    2014-01-01

    The flow of Ree-Eyring and Casson non-Newtonian fluids is investigated using a variational principle to optimize the total stress. The variationally-obtained solutions are compared to the analytical solutions derived from the Weissenberg-Rabinowitsch-Mooney equation and the results are found to be identical within acceptable numerical errors and modeling approximations.

  11. Statistical rate theory and kinetic energy-resolved ion chemistry: theory and applications.

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    Armentrout, P B; Ervin, Kent M; Rodgers, M T

    2008-10-16

    Ion chemistry, first discovered 100 years ago, has profitably been coupled with statistical rate theories, developed about 80 years ago and refined since. In this overview, the application of statistical rate theory to the analysis of kinetic-energy-dependent collision-induced dissociation (CID) reactions is reviewed. This procedure accounts for and quantifies the kinetic shifts that are observed as systems increase in size. The statistical approach developed allows straightforward extension to systems undergoing competitive or sequential dissociations. Such methods can also be applied to the reverse of the CID process, association reactions, as well as to quantitative analysis of ligand exchange processes. Examples of each of these types of reactions are provided and the literature surveyed for successful applications of this statistical approach to provide quantitative thermochemical information. Such applications include metal-ligand complexes, metal clusters, proton-bound complexes, organic intermediates, biological systems, saturated organometallic complexes, and hydrated and solvated species.

  12. The theory and crisis of free floating exchange rates

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    R. TAMBORINI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Following the end of the Bretton Woods system faith in a freely floating exchange rate regime, and in particular the complete Laissez-faire policy of the US after 1980, was supported by a large and influential literature - the so-called "stock theory of the exchange rate" - which has had almost absolute dominance in the field. The present work is of primarily a theoretical nature, calling attention to the recent drastic change of opinion regarding the efficiency of foreign exchange markets, of expectations and speculation. In contrast to the previously held belief, agents that anticipate the market are now accused of inefficient, if not irrational behaviour; they are said to be misinterpreting or violating the "hard data" that should lead the market on the path of equilibrium. According to the author, this new vein is challenging, yet the new "bad" deus ex machina is as unconvincing as its "good" predecessors. Thus, the focus is precisely on the fundamental factors of the dynamics of exchange rates in the current environment of integrated finance.

  13. Precision decay rate calculations in quantum field theory

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    Andreassen, Anders; Frost, William; Schwartz, Matthew D

    2016-01-01

    Tunneling in quantum field theory is worth understanding properly, not least because it controls the long term fate of our universe. There are however, a number of features of tunneling rate calculations which lack a desirable transparency, such as the necessity of analytic continuation, the appropriateness of using an effective instead of classical potential, and the sensitivity to short-distance physics. This paper attempts to review in pedagogical detail the physical origin of tunneling and its connection to the path integral. Both the traditional potential-deformation method and a recent more direct propagator-based method are discussed. Some new insights from using approximate semi-classical solutions are presented. In addition, we explore the sensitivity of the lifetime of our universe to short distance physics, such as quantum gravity, emphasizing a number of important subtleties.

  14. Modeling irradiation creep of graphite using rate theory

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    Sarkar, Apu [Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Eapen, Jacob, E-mail: jacob.eapen@ncsu.edu [Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Raj, Anant; Murty, K.L. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Burchell, T.D. [Fusion Materials & Nuclear Structures, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

    2016-05-15

    We have examined irradiation induced creep of graphite in the framework of transition state rate theory. Experimental data for two grades of nuclear graphite (H-337 and AGOT) have been analyzed to determine the stress exponent (n) and activation energy (Q) for plastic flow under irradiation. We show that the mean activation energy lies between 0.14 and 0.32 eV with a mean stress-exponent of 1.0 ± 0.2. A stress exponent of unity and the unusually low activation energies strongly indicate a diffusive defect transport mechanism for neutron doses in the range of 3–4 × 10{sup 22} n/cm{sup 2}.

  15. Random walk theory and exchange rate dynamics in transition economies

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    Gradojević Nikola

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the validity of the random walk theory in the Euro-Serbian dinar exchange rate market. We apply Andrew Lo and Archie MacKinlay's (1988 conventional variance ratio test and Jonathan Wright's (2000 non-parametric ranks and signs based variance ratio tests to the daily Euro/Serbian dinar exchange rate returns using the data from January 2005 - December 2008. Both types of variance ratio tests overwhelmingly reject the random walk hypothesis over the data span. To assess the robustness of our findings, we examine the forecasting performance of a non-linear, nonparametric model in the spirit of Francis Diebold and James Nason (1990 and find that it is able to significantly improve upon the random walk model, thus confirming the existence of foreign exchange market imperfections in a small transition economy such as Serbia. In the last part of the paper, we conduct a comparative study on how our results relate to those of other transition economies in the region.

  16. Adult Attachment Ratings (AAR): an item response theory analysis.

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    Pilkonis, Paul A; Kim, Yookyung; Yu, Lan; Morse, Jennifer Q

    2014-01-01

    The Adult Attachment Ratings (AAR) include 3 scales for anxious, ambivalent attachment (excessive dependency, interpersonal ambivalence, and compulsive care-giving), 3 for avoidant attachment (rigid self-control, defensive separation, and emotional detachment), and 1 for secure attachment. The scales include items (ranging from 6-16 in their original form) scored by raters using a 3-point format (0 = absent, 1 = present, and 2 = strongly present) and summed to produce a total score. Item response theory (IRT) analyses were conducted with data from 414 participants recruited from psychiatric outpatient, medical, and community settings to identify the most informative items from each scale. The IRT results allowed us to shorten the scales to 5-item versions that are more precise and easier to rate because of their brevity. In general, the effective range of measurement for the scales was 0 to +2 SDs for each of the attachment constructs; that is, from average to high levels of attachment problems. Evidence for convergent and discriminant validity of the scales was investigated by comparing them with the Experiences of Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R) scale and the Kobak Attachment Q-sort. The best consensus among self-reports on the ECR-R, informant ratings on the ECR-R, and expert judgments on the Q-sort and the AAR emerged for anxious, ambivalent attachment. Given the good psychometric characteristics of the scale for secure attachment, however, this measure alone might provide a simple alternative to more elaborate procedures for some measurement purposes. Conversion tables are provided for the 7 scales to facilitate transformation from raw scores to IRT-calibrated (theta) scores.

  17. A Theory of Rate Coding Control by Intrinsic Plasticity Effects

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    Naudé, J.; Paz, J. T.; Berry, H.; Delord, B.

    2012-01-01

    Intrinsic plasticity (IP) is a ubiquitous activity-dependent process regulating neuronal excitability and a cellular correlate of behavioral learning and neuronal homeostasis. Because IP is induced rapidly and maintained long-term, it likely represents a major determinant of adaptive collective neuronal dynamics. However, assessing the exact impact of IP has remained elusive. Indeed, it is extremely difficult disentangling the complex non-linear interaction between IP effects, by which conductance changes alter neuronal activity, and IP rules, whereby activity modifies conductance via signaling pathways. Moreover, the two major IP effects on firing rate, threshold and gain modulation, remain unknown in their very mechanisms. Here, using extensive simulations and sensitivity analysis of Hodgkin-Huxley models, we show that threshold and gain modulation are accounted for by maximal conductance plasticity of conductance that situate in two separate domains of the parameter space corresponding to sub- and supra-threshold conductance (i.e. activating below or above the spike onset threshold potential). Analyzing equivalent integrate-and-fire models, we provide formal expressions of sensitivities relating to conductance parameters, unraveling unprecedented mechanisms governing IP effects. Our results generalize to the IP of other conductance parameters and allow strong inference for calcium-gated conductance, yielding a general picture that accounts for a large repertoire of experimental observations. The expressions we provide can be combined with IP rules in rate or spiking models, offering a general framework to systematically assess the computational consequences of IP of pharmacologically identified conductance with both fine grain description and mathematical tractability. We provide an example of such IP loop model addressing the important issue of the homeostatic regulation of spontaneous discharge. Because we do not formulate any assumptions on modification rules

  18. Adèle, version abâtardie de Jane Eyre Adèle, an “Addled” Version of Jane Eyre?

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    Claire Bazin

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Adèle is a rewriting of the story of Jane Eyre published 150 years before. Emma Tennant, who is a specialist in the field of « revisions » puts Adèle, Jane’s young pupil in the Ur-text, in the limelight by giving her a « story  of her own », as if she were taking her revenge on the original text which had given her so insignificant a part.

  19. A Tentative Comparison on the Heroines of Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre

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    刘微

    2013-01-01

      The two famous Britain female writers, Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, published their famous works—Pride and Prej⁃udice, Jane Eyre respectively in 1813 and 1847. These two novels are popular and in great demand at all times since then. Al⁃though the two novelists belong to the Romantic Period and the Victorian Period in English literature, their novels mentioned in this thesis are both mainly focus on the heroines’(Elizabeth Bennet and Jane Eyre) attitudes towards love, marriage and life. The thesis applies the approaches of comparison and analysis with the reference of the backgrounds of the two novelists and the social milieu in which they lived. The authors express their own attitudes towards love and marriage through the words of the heroines. We come to the conclusion that both of Elizabeth and Jane have their own independent opinions on love and marriage, but they show their equality and independence with men in different ways.

  20. Did the “Woman in the Attic” in Jane Eyre Have Huntington Disease?

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    Coon, Elizabeth A.; Hassan, Anhar

    2015-01-01

    Background References to neurologic disorders are frequently found in fictional literature and may precede description in the medical literature. Aim Our aim was to compare Charlotte Brontë’s depiction of Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre to the tenets set forth in George Huntington’s original essay “On chorea” with the hypothesis that Mason was displaying features of Huntington disease. Results Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 Victorian novel Jane Eyre features the character Bertha Mason, who is portrayed with a progressive psychiatric illness, violent movements, and possible cognitive decline. Similar to Huntington’s tenets, Mason has a disorder with a strong family history suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance with onset in adulthood, and culminating in suicide. Conclusion Brontë’s character had features of Huntington disease as originally described by Huntington. Brontë’s keen characterization may have increased awareness of treatment of neuropsychiatric patients in the Victorian era. PMID:26273542

  1. The Reasons Why Rochester Could Fall in Love with Jane.Eyre

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    高璐

    2008-01-01

    love is an eternal theme of human being.Concerning with the literature productions that sing praise of love,it is necessary to talk about Jane.Eyre.It differs from others.Jane.Eyre portrays a story that an upper class gentleman falls in love with a small,plain,poor governess.We cant help asking why.Why could Rochester fall in love with Jane?This paper will quote the statement of Rochester himself and analyze the reasons.The purpose of the paper is to emphasize the essence of love---it is not outer beauty,but inner beauty,so that it could evoke poople's respect for inner beauty.

  2. Jane Eyre,a Plain but Spectacular semi-autobiographic Portrait of Charlotte Bronte

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    李小艳

    2008-01-01

    Maybe life itself is a endured suffering. This is a story about a special and unreserved woman who has been exposed to a hostile environment but continuously and fearlessly struggling for her ideal life. It is interpreted as a symbol of the independent spirit.Through Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte realized her own dream and life pursuit.There she was the master of her own fate.

  3. Electroosmotic flow of Eyring fluid in slit microchannel with slip boundary condition

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    谭臻; 齐海涛; 蒋晓芸

    2014-01-01

    In consideration of the electroosmotic flow in a slit microchannel, the con-stitutive relationship of the Eyring fluid model is utilized. Navier’s slip condition is used as the boundary condition. The governing equations are solved analytically, yielding the velocity distribution. The approximate expressions of the velocity distribution are also given and discussed. Furthermore, the effects of the dimensionless parameters, the electrokinetic parameter, and the slip length on the flow are studied numerically, and appropriate conclusions are drawn.

  4. A Synoptic Climatology of Heavy Rain Events in the Lake Eyre and Lake Frome Catchments

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    Michael John Pook

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The rare occasions when Lake Eyre in central, southern Australia fills with water excite great interest and produce major ecological responses. The filling of other smaller lakes such as Lake Frome, have less impact but can contribute important information about the current and past climates of these arid regions. Here, the dominant synoptic systems responsible for heavy rainfall over the catchments of Lake Eyre and Lake Frome since 1950 are identified and compared. Heavy rain events are defined as those where the mean catchment rainfall for 24 hours reaches a prescribed threshold. There were 25 such daily events at Lake Eyre and 28 in the Lake Frome catchment. The combination of a monsoon trough at mean sea level and a geopotential trough in the mid-troposphere was found to be the synoptic system responsible for the majority of the heavy rain events affecting Lake Eyre and one in five of the events at Lake Frome. Complex fronts where subtropical interactions occurred with Southern Ocean fronts also contributed over 20% of the heavy rainfall events in the Frome catchment. Surface troughs without upper air support were found to be associated with 10% or fewer of events in each catchment, indicating that mean sea level pressure analyses alone do not adequately capture the complexity of the heavy rainfall events. At least 80% of the heavy rain events across both catchments occurred when the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI was in its positive phase, and for Lake Frome, the SOI exceeded +10 on 60% of occasions, suggesting that the background atmospheric state in the Pacific Ocean was tilted towards La Niña. Hydrological modeling of the catchments suggests that the 12-month running mean of the soil moisture in a sub-surface layer provides a low frequency filter of the precipitation and matches measured lake levels relatively well.

  5. Locating the rate-limiting step for the interaction of hydrogen with Mg(0001) using density-functional theory calculations and rate theory

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    Vegge, Tejs

    2004-01-01

    The dissociation of molecular hydrogen on a Mgs0001d surface and the subsequent diffusion of atomic hydrogen into the magnesium substrate is investigated using Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations and rate theory. The minimum energy path and corresponding transition states are located using...... the nudged elastic band method, and rates of the activated processes are calculated within the harmonic approximation to transition state rate theory, using both classical and quantum partition functions based atomic vibrational frequencies calculated by DFT. The dissociation/recombination of H2 is found...... to be rate-limiting for the ab- and desorption of hydrogen, respectively. Zero-point energy contributions are found to be substantial for the diffusion of atomic hydrogen, but classical rates are still found to be within an order of magnitude at room temperature....

  6. Daphne Du Maurier’s Transformation of Jane Eyre in Rebecca La Transformation de Jane Eyre dans Rebeccade Daphne Du Maurier

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    Bernadette Bertrandias

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article examine la transformation, dans Rebecca, du mythos que constitue dans Jane Eyre, la triade Jane/Rochester et Bertha Mason. Si l’autre femme fait figure ici d’obstacle à l’aboutissement de la quête de bonheur et de réalisation de soi de l’héroïne, son élimination opportune rend celui-ci finalement possible. Dans Rebecca, en revanche, la figure fascinante et complexe de l’autre femme est riche d’ambivalence et suscite chez la jeune héroïne narratrice qui l’a remplacée un désir d’exploration, puis d’identification, aboutissant finalement à une appropriation qui lui livrera plein accès à la maîtrise de sa destinée tout comme à son autonomie de sujet écrivant.

  7. Item Response Theory Analyses of the Parent and Teacher Ratings of the DSM-IV ADHD Rating Scale

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    Gomez, Rapson

    2008-01-01

    The graded response model (GRM), which is based on item response theory (IRT), was used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms in an ADHD rating scale. To accomplish this, parents and teachers completed the DSM-IV ADHD Rating Scale (DARS; Gomez et al., "Journal of Child Psychology and…

  8. Loi et identité féminine dans Jane Eyre. Lecture psychocritique The Making of Feminine Identity and Law in Jane Eyre. A Psychocritical Reading

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to throw light on a pattern of undercurrents within Jane Eyre probably originating from the network of relations to the father or (dead mother figure—or their substitutes—within the closely knit Brontë phratry. It will endeavour to reveal the “son / daughter figure as usurping favourite / and / or / deprived victim” as a hidden “Freudian phantasy” which seems to operate in and organise, Wuthering Heights and some of the Brontës’ Juvenilia as well. A masochistic relationship with the father figure is traced and seen to develop on lines similar to Sigmund Freud’s analysis in “A Child is being beaten”. This study proceeds on to describe the way Jane Eyre gives shape to a new, more feminine sense of authority based on her experience at Lowood and on the moral and spiritual values her identifying with Helen Burns and Miss Temple instilled in her. She builds on them in an effort to stand up to Rochester’s claim to assert his power as a father figure and to bend her to his will until Mason discloses his transgression of Law. By rising to meet Rochester’s challenge, Jane is forced to affirm her own will and her capacity for mastering “her master”. Lucy Snowe in Villette and Shirley Keeldar in Shirley go through a similar experience. Thus Bertha Rochester emerges as the archetype of a feminine power both dreaded and reproved. Far from being Jane’s repressed mirror image, she serves to protect and exonerate her from any charge of resentful anger against Man’s power. Indeed Jane is constantly shown to accommodate a traditional feminine surrender to Love and a firm stand as a Law figure with regard to a masculine partner who uses Law as a means towards the pursuit of Power. Eventually the two characters femininise and / or virilise each other.

  9. 论简爱中的性别文化%Cultural Politics of Gender in Jane Eyre of Charlotte Bronte

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    王小琳; 郝春静

    2011-01-01

    @@ This thesis attempts to provide an interpretation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre in terms of cultural politics of gender by exploring the ways in which Jane Eyre resists being an ideal image of womanhood and revolts the patriarchy of the Victorian Age.Cultural politics of gender refers both to the idea that gendered subjects are constructed in practices of power relations, and to the idea that the dominant male (patriarchy) ensures his power over the female Based on the idea of cultural politics of gender proposed by Jordan and Weedon and Foucault's idea of power, this thesis will explore the gender power relation in Charlotte Bronte's time and in her novel Jane Eyre.

  10. THE EVOLUTION OF CURRENCY RELATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF MAJOR EXCHANGE RATE ADJUSTMENT THEORIES

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the impact of major exchange rate adjustment theories on the global monetary system. The reasons of the previous organization forms of monetary relations collapse at the global level are defined. The main achievements and failures of major exchange rate theories are described.

  11. Short-run Exchange-Rate Dynamics: Theory and Evidence

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    Carlson, John A.; Dahl, Christian Møller; Osler, Carol L.

    of currency markets, it accurately reflects the constraints and objectives faced by the major participants, and it fits key stylized facts concerning returns and order flow. With respect to macroeconomics, the model is consistent with most of the major puzzles that have emerged under floating rates.......Recent research has revealed a wealth of information about the microeconomics of currency markets and thus the determination of exchange rates at short horizons. This information is valuable to us as scientists since, like evidence of macroeconomic regularities, it can provide critical guidance...... for designing exchange-rate models. This paper presents an optimizing model of short-run exchange-rate dynamics consistent with both the micro evidence and the macro evidence, the first such model of which we are aware. With respect to microeconomics, the model is consistent with the institutional structure...

  12. A Post-Colonial Perspective on Jane Eyre Again%《简爱》的后殖民主义视角再解读

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    符海平; 刘向辉

    2012-01-01

    Jane Eyre shows us the good image of theprotagonist who is full of passion, fantasy, resistance, unremitting spirit and desire for the happiness and freedom of the world. But with the development of the theory of post-colonialism, the "crazy woman" of the text also gradually become the focus. "Crazy woman" is set to a silent subject, a others who loss of the right of speaking, it fully reveal a kind of a ideology of imperialism premeditated violence of the knowledge. under the view of post-colonialism, This article is to interpret Jane Eyre again, trying to dig in the imperialism discourse which are hidden in the works, and know that imperialism ideology is penetrating in the literature works.%《简爱》给我们展示了一个富有激情、幻想、反抗、坚持不懈精神以及对人间自由幸福的渴望的主人公的美好形象。但是随着后殖民主义理论的发展,作品中的“疯女人”也逐渐受到关注。“疯女人”被设定为一个沉默的主体、丧失话语权的他者,这充分彰显了一种帝国主义有预谋的知识暴力的意识形态。本文在后殖民主义视角下对《简爱》进行重新解读,旨在挖掘隐藏在作品内部的帝国主义话语,进而认识帝国主义意识形态在文学作品中的渗透。

  13. Power law distribution of seismic rates: theory and data

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    2004-01-01

    We report an empirical determination of the probability density functions P(r) of the number r of earthquakes in finite space-time windows for the California catalog, over fixed spatial boxes 5 x 5 km^2 and time intervals dt =1, 10, 100 and 1000 days. We find a stable power law tail P(r) ~ 1/r^{1+mu} with exponent mu \\approx 1.6 for all time intervals. These observations are explained by a simple stochastic branching process previously studied by many authors, the ETAS (epidemic-type aftershock sequence) model which assumes that each earthquake can trigger other earthquakes (``aftershocks''). An aftershock sequence results in this model from the cascade of aftershocks of each past earthquake. We develop the full theory in terms of generating functions for describing the space-time organization of earthquake sequences and develop several approximations to solve the equations. The calibration of the theory to the empirical observations shows that it is essential to augment the ETAS model by taking account of th...

  14. The Reflection of Modern Females’Prominent Qualities in Jane Eyre

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    LIU Jia; JU Jing

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays the modern females get out of home, fighting with males to display their wonderful life and demonstrate the wonderful characters, so we will ask the question what qualities do the modern females belong? By analyzing the novel Jane Eyre, it is easy to see the qualities of heroine such as independence, desiring of knowledge, exploring true love and emphasizing on spirit world and so on. This paper explains that it is important for modern females to build up their excellent qualities in order to deal with a lot of barriers in their future way.

  15. 简·爱的人生观%Jane Eyre's Attitude toward Life

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    李靖

    2010-01-01

    夏洛蒂·伯朗特的小说是英国文学史上最伟大的文学作品之一.小说采用主人公的自传体裁,描述了她的日常生活、心理状态、她眼中的自然风光和她与其他人物的对话.通过追溯简·爱生活经历中几次大的变迁,以及随之而来的她对待荣辱的态度、她的生死观以及爱情观的形成与成熟的过程,夏洛蒂·伯朗特展现了独立女性的生活观,即自尊自强和对生活的热爱.作者所传达的这种生活观既有它的历史意义,又有它的现实意义.它对当时与当今那些争取平等和自立的女性都是一种激励和启迪.%Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bront(e) (1816-1855), is one of the greatest works in English literature. By narrating the story in the form of autobiography of the heroine-Jane Eyre; by describing the daily life of the heroine, the psyche of the heroine, the natural scenery filtered through the heroine's eyes and dialogues; and by tracing changes in Jane's life experience and maturation of her mind, Charlotte Bront(e) successfully shows Jane Eyre's self-respect and her love for life. The revelation of Jane Eyre's attitude toward life has its historical and modern significance. It is an encouragement to women who strive for equality and independence not only in her day but also in this age.

  16. Flow of an Eyring-Powell Model Fluid between Coaxial Cylinders with Variable Viscosity

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    Full Text Available We consider the flow of Eyring-Powell model fluid in the annulus between two cylinders whose viscosity depends upon the temperature. We consider the steady flow in the annulus due to the motion of inner cylinder and constant pressure gradient. In the problem considered the flow is found to be remarkedly different from that for the incompressible Navier-Stokes fluid with constant viscosity. An analytical solution of the nonlinear problem is obtained using homotopy analysis method. The behavior of pertinent parameters is analyzed and depicted through graphs.

  17. Three-dimensional flow of Powell-Eyring nanofluid with heat and mass flux boundary conditions

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    Tasawar, Hayat; Ikram, Ullah; Taseer, Muhammad; Ahmed, Alsaedi; Sabir, Ali Shehzad

    2016-07-01

    This article investigates the three-dimensional flow of Powell-Eyring nanofluid with thermophoresis and Brownian motion effects. The energy equation is considered in the presence of thermal radiation. The heat and mass flux conditions are taken into account. Mathematical formulation is carried out through the boundary layer approach. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into the nonlinear ordinary differential equations through suitable variables. The resulting nonlinear ordinary differential equations have been solved for the series solutions. Effects of emerging physical parameters on the temperature and nanoparticles concentration are plotted and discussed. Numerical values of local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are computed and examined.

  18. An examination of the complexity and function of the gothic features in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

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    2014-01-01

    An important and in fact essential feature throughout Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is the gothic elements. At first sight Jane Eyre may not look like a gothic novel. However, it includes a lot of gothic features that appear throughout the novel such as ghost, dark secrets and supernatural experiences. The aim of this essay is to show that the gothic elements in the novel have the function of developing the storyline as well as the characters. Importantly, the gothic features affect the relati...

  19. An Application of Durkheim's Theory of Suicide to Prison Suicide Rates in the United States

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    Tartaro, Christine; Lester, David

    2005-01-01

    E. Durkheim (1897) suggested that the societal rate of suicide might be explained by societal factors, such as marriage, divorce, and birth rates. The current study examined male prison suicide rates and suicide rates for men in the total population in the United States and found that variables based on Durkheim's theory of suicide explained…

  20. An Application of Durkheim's Theory of Suicide to Prison Suicide Rates in the United States

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    Tartaro, Christine; Lester, David

    2005-01-01

    E. Durkheim (1897) suggested that the societal rate of suicide might be explained by societal factors, such as marriage, divorce, and birth rates. The current study examined male prison suicide rates and suicide rates for men in the total population in the United States and found that variables based on Durkheim's theory of suicide explained…

  1. Utilizing Cognitive Dissonance Theory To Improve Student Ratings of College Faculty Members.

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    Carson, Rebecca Davis; Smith, Albert B.; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr.

    This study examined the impact of mid-semester student ratings feedback on a faculty's end-of-semester student ratings. The positive direction of the end-of-semester ratings in the two mid-semester feedback groups lent support to the premise that cognitive dissonance theory and various forms of mid-semester, student rating feedback can be used to…

  2. The Comment on the Relationship Between Bather Mason and Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre%对《简·爱》中简·爱及伯沙·梅森关系的几点看法

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    乌日娜

    2010-01-01

    Jane Eyre is the representative work of Charlotte Bronte who is the 19th critical realistic author of England. Jane Eyre is a story about a special and unreserved woman who has been exposed to a hostile environment but continuously and fearlessly struggling for her ideal life. The story can be interpreted as a symbol of the independent spirit. This essay mainly describes the relationship between Bather Mason and Jane Eyre and try to show Bather is the embodiment of the other side of Jane Eyre's humanity and we can see it from three parts.%是英国19世纪现实主义作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作.这部小说成功地塑造了一个敢于反抗,敢于争取自由和平等地位的妇女形象.本文主要分析伯沙·梅森及简·爱的关系,从三个方面阐述伯沙·梅森就是简·爱人性另一面的体现.

  3. Black hole accretion versus star formation rate: theory confronts observations

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    Volonteri, Marta; Netzer, Hagai; Bellovary, Jillian; Dotti, Massimo; Governato, Fabio

    2015-01-01

    We use a suite of hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy mergers to compare star formation rate (SFR) and black hole accretion rate (BHAR) for galaxies before the interaction ('stochastic' phase), during the 'merger' proper, lasting ~0.2-0.3 Gyr, and in the 'remnant' phase. We calculate the bi-variate distribution of SFR and BHAR and define the regions in the SFR-BHAR plane that the three phases occupy. No strong correlation between BHAR and galaxy-wide SFR is found. A possible exception are galaxies with the highest SFR and the highest BHAR. We also bin the data in the same way used in several observational studies, by either measuring the mean SFR for AGN in different luminosity bins, or the mean BHAR for galaxies in bins of SFR. We find that the apparent contradiction or SFR versus BHAR for observed samples of AGN and star forming galaxies is actually caused by binning effects. The two types of samples use different projections of the full bi-variate distribution, and the full information would lead to unamb...

  4. Attaining the rate-independent limit of a rate-dependent strain gradient plasticity theory

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    El-Naaman, Salim Abdallah; Nielsen, Kim Lau; Niordson, Christian Frithiof

    2016-01-01

    The existence of characteristic strain rates in rate-dependent material models, corresponding to rate-independent model behavior, is studied within a back stress based rate-dependent higher order strain gradient crystal plasticity model. Such characteristic rates have recently been observed...... for steady-state processes, and the present study aims to demonstrate that the observations in fact unearth a more widespread phenomenon. In this work, two newly proposed back stress formulations are adopted to account for the strain gradient effects in the single slip simple shear case, and characteristic...

  5. Hedging LIBOR Derivatives in a Field Theory Model of Interest Rates

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    Baaquie, B E; Warachka, M C; Baaquie, Belal E.; Liang, Cui; Warachka, Mitch C.

    2005-01-01

    We investigate LIBOR-based derivatives using a parsimonious field theory interest rate model capable of instilling imperfect correlation between different maturities. Delta and Gamma hedge parameters are derived for LIBOR Caps and Floors against fluctuations in underlying forward rates. An empirical illustration of our methodology is also conducted to demonstrate the influence of correlation on the hedging of interest rate risk.

  6. "Clearing the Sill of the World": Jane Eyre and the Power of Education in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

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    Davis, Nancy L.; Rainey, William

    2009-01-01

    The idea of education in nineteenth-century women's writing revolves around social class, social mores, and the subtleties of the writer's imagination. Nowhere can this be seen more vividly and thoroughly than in Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre". The book's opening scene, striking in its symbolic detail, highlights and foreshadows the…

  7. Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea as a Hypertext of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre: A Postmodern Perspective

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    Nazila Herischian

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This study gains significance as the findings can shed more lights on the postmodern concept of hypertextuality to show that there is no originality in literature and any literary work can be the repetition, continuation, or mixture of previous texts. In the case of this study, that is to show, how a twentieth-century literary work like Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea can be the parody of Brontë’s nineteenth-century novel Jane Eyre. Moreover, such a postmodern perspective widens various ways of concentration on the literary works, so that, one could interpret in what ways two texts are united and grafted which results in either parody or pastiche. This study attempts to demonstrate mostly those focused aspects in Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre that highlight the concept of hypertextuality, including the analyses of Rochester’s character in the novels, as a Byronic hero in Jane Eyre and an anti-Byronic hero in Wide Sargasso Sea; and also the study of the characters of Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway, as women narrator of the novels as well as focusing on the dream texts of the novels. Key words: Hypertextuality, bildungsroman, Byronic hero, parody

  8. Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics: Theory and Practical Applications

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    Suleimanov, Yury V; Guo, Hua

    2016-01-01

    This Feature Article presents an overview of the current status of Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics (RPMD) rate theory. We first analyze theory and its connection to quantum transition state theory. We then focus on its practical application to prototypical chemical reactions in the gas phase, which demonstrate how accurate and reliable RPMD is for calculating thermal chemical reaction rates in multifarious cases. This review serves as an important checkpoint in RPMD rate theory development, which shows that RPMD is shifting from being just one of recent novel ideas to a well-established and validated alternative to conventional techniques for calculating thermal chemical rates. We also hope it will motivate further applications of RPMD to various chemical reactions.

  9. "Depletion": A Game with Natural Rules for Teaching Reaction Rate Theory.

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    Olbris, Donald J.; Herzfeld, Judith

    2002-01-01

    Depletion is a game that reinforces central concepts of reaction rate theory through simulation. Presents the game with a set of follow-up questions suitable for either a quiz or discussion. Also describes student reaction to the game. (MM)

  10. ·简·爱性格的独立性剖析·%An Analysis of Jane Eyre's Personality of Independence

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    廖素清

    2007-01-01

    In the novel'Jane Eyre'written by Charlotte Bronte,Miss Bronte portrays a female image who was an unyielding in the face of societal norms and pressures that stifled independence and positive enterprising for females of that era.The main character in the novel,Miss Eyre,despised the overbearing nature of powerful government officials and ridiculed their stupidity.Miss Eyre also strove to improve her ideals and personality in order to fulfill her potential as a woman who was unconventional in her thinking.

  11. Creative (misreading? Paula Rego’s Jane Eyre Jane Eyre vue par Paula Rego : de l’art de la (mauvaise lecture créatrice

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    Laurent Bury

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En 2002, l’artiste britannique d’origine portugaise Paula Rego a créé une série de vingt-cinq lithographies inspirées par Jane Eyre. Ces œuvres ont connu une popularité immédiate, malgré leur interprétation peu orthodoxe du roman de Charlotte Brontë. Les gravures de Paula Rego ont ainsi pu être qualifiées d’ « anti-illustrations » ou de « méta-images », mais cet article les considère comme une forme graphique de « lecture créative », voire de « mauvaise lecture créative », puisque l’on pourrait soupçonner Paula Rego d’avoir délibérément « mal lu » le roman. Cependant, dans sa relation avec les textes antérieurs, Charlotte Brontë elle-même était adepte de la « mauvaise lecture », ou du moins aimait à induire le lecteur en erreur.

  12. Captation spéculaire et mise en abyme dans le film Jane Eyre de Franco Zeffirelli Specular Captation and Metafictional Devices in Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre

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    Isabelle Van Peteghem-Tréard

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents Franco Zeffirelli’s baroque use of mirrors to evoke the specular alienation of Jane Eyre who is both the heroine and the story-teller in the movie and in the original text. The mirror image—or, condensed into a single word, the “mirage”—is not only whole and non-human as opposed to fragmented, turbulent and human, it is an “exteriority,” an outside that is also inside. The ego experiences a perpetual rift that is modeled on the subject’s dual relations with its specular counterpart, the other woman. The mirror stage presents through dramatic exemplification a certain level of rupture between inwardly lived and external realities. The director thus emphasizes the question of representation and its various metafictional modes as Jane Eyre—the movie— can be seen as a portrait of the artist. Drawing can be regarded as the cinematic equivalent of narration in Charlotte Brontë’s work and also as empowerment for the female subject who ultimately becomes a creator.

  13. Daphne Du Maurier’s Transformation of Jane Eyre in Rebecca

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    2009-01-01

    Cet article examine la transformation, dans Rebecca, du mythos que constitue dans Jane Eyre, la triade Jane/Rochester et Bertha Mason. Si l’autre femme fait figure ici d’obstacle à l’aboutissement de la quête de bonheur et de réalisation de soi de l’héroïne, son élimination opportune rend celui-ci finalement possible. Dans Rebecca, en revanche, la figure fascinante et complexe de l’autre femme est riche d’ambivalence et suscite chez la jeune héroïne narratrice qui l’a remplacée un désir d’exp...

  14. "Nothing will come of nothing": an interview with Sir Richard Eyre

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    Igor Maver

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The article features an interview with Sir Richard Eyre, a long-time Director of the Royal National Theatre in London and the director of the production of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear in the very same  theatre in 1997, which also saw a successful film  version. Sir Richard openly spoke about  his dilemmas as a director in the process of staging  the play, finding  the right east, about rehearsals and the first night performance, as well as about some key scenes interpreted by him somewhat  differently, although he essentially firmly relied on the text and the more traditional staging  of this famous Shakespeare's tragedy.

  15. Chemical Reaction Rate Coefficients from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics: Theory and Practical Applications.

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    Suleimanov, Yury V; Aoiz, F Javier; Guo, Hua

    2016-11-03

    This Feature Article presents an overview of the current status of ring polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) rate theory. We first analyze the RPMD approach and its connection to quantum transition-state theory. We then focus on its practical applications to prototypical chemical reactions in the gas phase, which demonstrate how accurate and reliable RPMD is for calculating thermal chemical reaction rate coefficients in multifarious cases. This review serves as an important checkpoint in RPMD rate theory development, which shows that RPMD is shifting from being just one of recent novel ideas to a well-established and validated alternative to conventional techniques for calculating thermal chemical rate coefficients. We also hope it will motivate further applications of RPMD to various chemical reactions.

  16. 《简·爱》的现世性及帝国叙事%Worldliness in Jane Eyre and Imperial Narrative

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    邢颖

    2014-01-01

    赛义德提出文本的现世性理论,文本与其所处的历史背景之间存在着至关重要的联系,与社会生活密切相关。借助赛义德的现世性理论解读《简·爱》的帝国文本,勃朗特赋予罗切斯特、圣约翰对外拓展的激情来象征大英帝国海外扩张的雄心。勃朗特的帝国偏见使她对来自英国殖民地的女人伯莎进行了非人化的处理。文本中帝国叙事的现世性生动说明了帝国主义的广泛性与渗透性。%Said puts forward worldliness theory of the text .That is, the text is closely connected with the historical background and social life .With the help of Said's worldliness theory , Jane Eyre is interpreted as an imperial text . Bronte lets Rochester and St .John have the passion for outward extension to symbolize overseas expansion ambition of the British Empire .Bronte's imperial bias makes her dehumanize Bertha who comes from the British colony .The imperial narrative vividly illustrates the extensiveness and penetration of the imperialism .

  17. General Theory of Decoy-State Quantum Cryptography with Dark Count Rate Fluctuation

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    GAO Xiang; SUN Shi-Hai; LIANG Lin-Mei

    2009-01-01

    The existing theory of decoy-state quantum cryptography assumes that the dark count rate is a constant, but in practice there exists fluctuation. We develop a new scheme of the decoy state, achieve a more practical key generation rate in the presence of fluctuation of the dark count rate, and compare the result with the result of the decoy-state without fluctuation.It is found that the key generation rate and maximal secure distance will be decreased under the influence of the fluctuation of the dark count rate.

  18. L’Incipit de Jane Eyre : l’annonce d’une quête The Incipit of Jane Eyre as Herald of the Heroine’s Quest

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    Elise Ouvrard

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Jane Eyre, a fictitious autobiography published by Charlotte Brontë in 1847, starts with the description of a little girl enthralled by the reading of The History of British Birds. However the child is disturbed by John Reed’s noisy entrance and this interruption can be considered as the limit of the incipit according to the definition that Andrea Del Lungo gives of the term in L’Incipit Romanesque. In this first unit of text, what is quite striking is that the ekphrasis enables the narrator to give a thematic, poetic and aesthetic orientation to the novel that is being written. Indeed by describing the pictures of the book by Thomas Bewick, Jane Eyre not only gives an idea of her miserable existence but also heralds the quest she is about to undertake.

  19. Révision de Jane Eyre comme métacommentaire philosophique dans les romans d’Anita Brookner Re-Vision of Jane Eyre as Philosophical Metacomment in the Novels of Anita Brookner

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    Full Text Available Although none of Brookner’s twenty-three novels to date actually re-write Jane Eyre as hypotext, Brontë’s novel is part of the pervasive intertextuality of Brookner’s text, addressed here as a monolithic fiction. This omnipresent intertextuality, which is the key to understanding the whole œuvre, serves to define the moral codes followed by the heroine and to make a philosophical metacommentary on contemporary culture. Brookner’s characters read and comment on Jane Eyre, the heroine takes Jane as a role model of virtue and the masculine characters are divided into those who resemble Mr Rochester and those who belong to the same category as St John Rivers. But Brookner’s text is a re-vision of Brontë’s novel, as of other novels set in the tradition of the classic realist text and of romance, which have Cartesian rationalism and Christianity as philosophical underpinnings. Brookner reverses the poetic justice of Jane Eyre, which is re-contextualised to fit a new moral landscape in which God is dead as ultimate justification for virtuous conduct. Whereas Jane Eyre can ultimately be read as a “Victorian romance” which preaches reason in the name of social order, by replacing the traditional happy ending by an unhappy ending in which virtue is punished and by foregrounding the disastrous effects of suppressing passion in the name of reason or self in the name of the other, Brookner announces the end of a philosophical humanistic tradition in which the subject / object or self / other opposition gives rise to a host of binary oppositions, the notion of centre validating the dominance of one of the terms of the hierarchy.

  20. Interrelation of exposure and exposure rate in germinating seeds of barley and its concurrence with dose-rate theory

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    Germinating seeds of barley were irradiated with /sup 137/Cs gamma rays at various combinations of total exposure (400-3200 R) and exposure rate (30-24,000 R/hr). Seedling height was measured 5 days after the initiation of irradiation and the various levels of growth inhibition produced by each combination of treatments were determined. The results obtained ranged from no effect on growth to 100 percent growth inhibition. Growth inhibition curves based on both total exposure and exposure rate were constructed. The exposures required to produce 20 and 35 percent growth inhibition at each exposure rate were determined, 35 percent growth inhibition being the highest level that could be determined over the entire range of rates used (20 percent growth inhibition was used for comparative purposes). For both levels of growth inhibition, as exposure rate increased (or, concomitantly, as exposure time decreased), the total exposure required to produce the end point decreased (effectiveness increased) as a straight line relationship on a double logarithmic plot between 30 and 1500 R/hr (0.03 to 0.3 hr exposure time). Above 1500 R/hr, further increases in exposure rate (or decreases in exposure time) increased the total exposure required for a given effect, i.e., effectiveness decreased. Conversion of exposure rate to exposure time demonstrates this point of change in effectiveness to occur well within one mitotic cycle. These results are discussed with regard to current dose-rate theory and are at least partially consistent therewith. A straight-line dependency of the exposure rate producing maximum growth inhibition on total exposure is shown. The point at which the combinations of exposure and exposure rate for 35 percent growth inhibition occurs is restricted to barley and may differ for other species. This may depend on chromosome size or DNA content and/or the mitotic cycle time characteristic of a species. (auth)

  1. A Woman Who Refused to Be Tamed - An Analysis on Female Con-sciousness of Jane Eyre

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    LI Jing; LI Chang-bao

    2016-01-01

    Jane Eyre, rebellious woman in the Victorian Age, holds her remarkable status in the English literature as the one who dare to fight against the patriarchal society. Unlike her contemporaries, Jane Eyre believes that men and women are born to be equal and women should never be tamed by the male-centered world or feminist ego. Under the tremendous pressure, she still guards her own dignity and determines to achieve self-actualization instead of being an accessory of men. It’s her female con-sciousness that lead her to be an unusual figure that enjoys both the financial self-reliance and social equality. Self-respect, self-reliance and self-actualization comprise Jane’s female consciousness that is instructive to women and worths a further explora-tion.

  2. Combine effects of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD and partial slip on peristaltic Blood flow of Ree–Eyring fluid with wall properties

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    Full Text Available In this article, combine effects of Magnetohydrodynamics and partial slip on Blood flow of Ree–Eyring fluid through a porous medium have been investigated. The walls of the non-uniform porous channel are considered as compliant. The governing equation of Ree–Eyring fluid for blood flow are simplified using long wavelength and low Reynolds number approximation. The obtained resulting equation are solved analytically and exact solution has been obtained. The impact of different physical parameters such as Hartmann number, slip parameter, porous parameter, wall rigidity parameter, wall tension and mass characterization parameter are taken into account. It is found that velocity distribution increases due to slip effects while its behavior is opposite for Hartmann number. Trapping mechanism has also taken under consideration by drawing contour streamlines.

  3. Which Is Better at Predicting Quantum-Tunneling Rates: Quantum Transition-State Theory or Free-Energy Instanton Theory?

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    Zhang, Yanchuan; Stecher, Thomas; Cvitaš, Marko T; Althorpe, Stuart C

    2014-11-20

    Quantum transition-state theory (QTST) and free-energy instanton theory (FEIT) are two closely related methods for estimating the quantum rate coefficient from the free-energy at the reaction barrier. In calculations on one-dimensional models, FEIT typically gives closer agreement than QTST with the exact quantum results at all temperatures below the crossover to deep tunneling, suggesting that FEIT is a better approximation than QTST in this regime. Here we show that this simple trend does not hold for systems of greater dimensionality. We report tests on several collinear and three-dimensional reactions, in which QTST outperforms FEIT over a range of temperatures below crossover, which can extend down to half the crossover temperature (below which FEIT outperforms QTST). This suggests that QTST-based methods such as ring-polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) may often give closer agreement with the exact quantum results than FEIT.

  4. Influence of thermal radiation and Joule heating in the Eyring-Powell fluid flow with the Soret and Dufour effects

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    Hayat, T.; Ali, Sh.; Alsaedi, A.; Alsulami, H. H.

    2016-11-01

    A two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer flow of the Eyring-Powell fluid on a stretching surface in the presence of thermal radiation and Joule heating is analyzed. The Soret and Dufour effects are taken into account. Partial differential equations are reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations, and series solutions of the resulting system are derived. Velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles are obtained. The skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt and Sherwood numbers are computed and analyzed.

  5. Dark matter relics and the expansion rate in scalar-tensor theories

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    Dutta, Bhaskar; Jimenez, Esteban; Zavala, Ivonne

    2017-06-01

    We study the impact of a modified expansion rate on the dark matter relic abundance in a class of scalar-tensor theories. The scalar-tensor theories we consider are motivated from string theory constructions, which have conformal as well as disformally coupled matter to the scalar. We investigate the effects of such a conformal coupling to the dark matter relic abundance for a wide range of initial conditions, masses and cross-sections. We find that exploiting all possible initial conditions, the annihilation cross-section required to satisfy the dark matter content can differ from the thermal average cross-section in the standard case. We also study the expansion rate in the disformal case and find that physically relevant solutions require a nontrivial relation between the conformal and disformal functions. We study the effects of the disformal coupling in an explicit example where the disformal function is quadratic.

  6. What determines crime rates? An empirical test of integrated economic and sociological theories of criminal behavior

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    Engelen, Peter Jan; Lander, Michel W.; van Essen, Marc

    Research on crime has by no means reached a definitive conclusion on which factors are related to crime rates. We contribute to the crime literature by providing an integrated empirical model of economic and sociological theories of criminal behavior and by using a very comprehensive set of

  7. What determines crime rates? An empirical test of integrated economic and sociological theories of criminal behavior

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    Engelen, Peter Jan; Lander, Michel W.; van Essen, Marc

    2016-01-01

    Research on crime has by no means reached a definitive conclusion on which factors are related to crime rates. We contribute to the crime literature by providing an integrated empirical model of economic and sociological theories of criminal behavior and by using a very comprehensive set of economic

  8. Generalization of the Activated Complex Theory of Reaction Rates. II. Classical Mechanical Treatment

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    Marcus, R. A.

    1964-01-01

    In its usual classical form activated complex theory assumes a particular expression for the kinetic energy of the reacting system -- one associated with a rectilinear motion along the reaction coordinate. The derivation of the rate expression given in the present paper is based on the general kinetic energy expression.

  9. RATING CREATION FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS BASED ON THE ITEM RESPONSE THEORY

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    N. E. Erganova

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation is to theoretically justify and describe approval of the measurement of the level of provision of educational services, education qualities and rating of vocational educational organizations.Methods. The fundamentals of methodology of the research conducted by authors are made by provisions of system approach; research on a schematization and modeling of pedagogical objects; the provision of the theory of measurement of latent variables. As the main methods of research the analysis, synthesis, the comparative analysis, statistical methods of processing of results of research are applied.Results. The paper gives a short comparative analysis of potentials of qualitative approach and strong points of the theory of latent variables in evaluating the quality of education and ratings of the investigated object. The technique of measurement of level of rendering educational services at creation of a rating of the professional educational organizations is stated.Scientific novelty. Pedagogical opportunities of the theory of measurement of latent variables are investigated; the principles of creation of ratings of the professional educational organizations are designated.Practical significance. The operational construct of the latent variable «quality of education» for the secondary professional education (SPE approved in the Perm Territory which can form base of formation of similar constructs for creation of a rating of the professional educational organizations in other regions is developed.

  10. Quantum Quenches in Free Field Theory: Universal Scaling at Any Rate

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    Das, Sumit R; Myers, Robert C

    2016-01-01

    Quantum quenches display universal scaling in several regimes. For quenches which start from a gapped phase and cross a critical point, with a rate slow compared to the initial gap, many systems obey Kibble-Zurek scaling. More recently, a different scaling behaviour has been shown to occur when the quench rate is fast compared to all other physical scales, but still slow compared to the UV cutoff. We investigate the passage from fast to slow quenches in scalar and fermionic free field theories with time dependent masses for which the dynamics can be solved exactly for all quench rates. We find that renormalized one point functions smoothly cross over between the regimes.

  11. Mixed convection peristaltic flow of Eyring-Powell nanofluid in a curved channel with compliant walls.

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    Tanveer, Anum; Hayat, T; Alsaadi, Fuad; Alsaedi, A

    2017-03-01

    The novel features of nanofluids made them potentially significant in heat transfer mechanism occurring in medical and industrial processes like microelectronics, pharmaceutical processes, hybrid engines, thermal management of vehicles, refrigerator, chiller, gas temperature reduction and so forth. These processes bear tendency to enhance thermal conductivity and the convective heat transfer more efficiently than base fluid. This unique aspect made nanofluids the topic of interest in recent time via different fluid flow models. The problem in hand is one such application of nanofluids in peristaltic flow through curved channel. Thus peristalsis of Eyring-Powell nanofluid followed through conservation principles of mass, momentum, energy and concentration has been modeled. The whole system is made coupled via viscous dissipation, mixed convection, thermophoresis and Brownian motion. The complexity of system has been executed through a numerical approach after utilizing small Reynolds number and large wavelength concepts. A striking feature of this study is the activation of velocity and temperature with larger Brownian diffusion, whereas reduction is noticed with advancement in thermophoresis. Moreover the numerically obtained results for compliant walls are compatible with those obtained through other techniques.

  12. A Bold New Timeless Classic: Fukunaga’s Partial Reading of Jane Eyre

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    John Engle

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available With its first person narrator, radical tonal changes, and wild blend of genres (autobiography, romance, Gothic melodrama, Christian exemplum, etc., Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a case study in the difficulties of cinematic adaptation, as the filmmaker attempts to balance "fidelity" with contemporary relevance and entertainment value. This article examines Cary Fukunaga’s 2011 version, and in particular certain orientations animating his necessarily "partial" reading of the novel. Chief among these is the decision to begin the film when Jane leaves Thornfield; recounting much of the story in discontinuous flashback, the film manages simultaneously to admit Jane’s narrative voice while eliminating its potentially distracting nature. Fukunaga’s other choices include the toning down of the novel’s lurid Gothic quality, its overt romanticism, and—today an overly familiar romantic comedy stereotype—the teasing interplay between the two protagonists. Communicating in a compact language of visual symbol, he also uses the original’s "religious plot" as a tool for modern character analysis.

  13. Large-scale dynamo growth rates from numerical simulations and implications for mean-field theories.

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    Park, Kiwan; Blackman, Eric G; Subramanian, Kandaswamy

    2013-05-01

    Understanding large-scale magnetic field growth in turbulent plasmas in the magnetohydrodynamic limit is a goal of magnetic dynamo theory. In particular, assessing how well large-scale helical field growth and saturation in simulations match those predicted by existing theories is important for progress. Using numerical simulations of isotropically forced turbulence without large-scale shear with its implications, we focus on several additional aspects of this comparison: (1) Leading mean-field dynamo theories which break the field into large and small scales predict that large-scale helical field growth rates are determined by the difference between kinetic helicity and current helicity with no dependence on the nonhelical energy in small-scale magnetic fields. Our simulations show that the growth rate of the large-scale field from fully helical forcing is indeed unaffected by the presence or absence of small-scale magnetic fields amplified in a precursor nonhelical dynamo. However, because the precursor nonhelical dynamo in our simulations produced fields that were strongly subequipartition with respect to the kinetic energy, we cannot yet rule out the potential influence of stronger nonhelical small-scale fields. (2) We have identified two features in our simulations which cannot be explained by the most minimalist versions of two-scale mean-field theory: (i) fully helical small-scale forcing produces significant nonhelical large-scale magnetic energy and (ii) the saturation of the large-scale field growth is time delayed with respect to what minimalist theory predicts. We comment on desirable generalizations to the theory in this context and future desired work.

  14. Generalization of the Activated Complex Theory of Reaction Rates. I. Quantum Mechanical Treatment

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    Marcus, R. A.

    1964-01-01

    In its usual form activated complex theory assumes a quasi-equilibrium between reactants and activated complex, a separable reaction coordinate, a Cartesian reaction coordinate, and an absence of interaction of rotation with internal motion in the complex. In the present paper a rate expression is derived without introducing the Cartesian assumption. The expression bears a formal resemblance to the usual one and reduces to it when the added assumptions of the latter are introduced.

  15. Magneto-nanofluid numerical modelling of chemically reactive Eyring-Powell fluid flow towards both flat and cylindrical an inclined surfaces: A comparative study

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    Rehman, Khalil Ur; Ali Khan, Abid; Malik, M. Y.

    2017-06-01

    An article is made to report the combined effects of both chemical reaction and dual stratification on boundary layer magneto-hydrodynamic Eyring Powell nanofluid flow towards both flat and cylindrical an inclined stretching surfaces under the region of stagnation point along with heat and mass transfer characteristics. The flow situation is carried out by considering physical effects namely, thermal radiation and heat generation. To be more specific, the fluid flow is entertained through no slip condition i-e the velocity of particles is directly related to velocity of surface due to stretching. The physical situation within the real concerned constraints is translated in terms of differential equations as a boundary value problem. To make implementation of computational algorithm possible, firstly the intricate PDE's are transformed into ODE's by using suitable transformation, secondly resulting boundary value problem is converted into an initial value problem. These constructed ordinary differential equations are solved computationally by shooting technique charted with Runge-Kutta scheme. The effect logs of involved physical flow parameters are explored with the aid of graphical outcomes and tabular values. A straight line curve fitting way of communication is executed to inspect the impact of both thermophoresis parameter and Brownian motion parameter on heat and mass transfer rates. It is found that heat transfer normal to the cylindrical surface shows decline attitude towards both thermophoresis and Brownian motion parameters.

  16. Convergence rates for rank-based models with applications to portfolio theory

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    Ichiba, Tomoyuki; Shkolnikov, Mykhaylo

    2011-01-01

    We determine rates of convergence of rank-based interacting diffusions and semimartingale reflecting Brownian motions to equilibrium. Convergence rate for the total variation metric is derived using Lyapunov functions. Sharp fluctuations of additive functionals are obtained using Transportation Cost-Information inequalities for Markov processes. We work out various applications to the rank-based abstract equity markets used in Stochastic Portfolio Theory. For example, we produce quantitative bounds, including constants, for fluctuations of market weights and occupation times of various ranks for individual coordinates. Another important application is the comparison of performance between symmetric functionally generated portfolios and the market portfolio. This produces estimates of probabilities of "beating the market".

  17. Generalized Rate Theory for Void and Bubble Swelling and its Application to Plutonium Metal Alloys

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    Allen, P. G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Wolfer, W. G. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2015-10-16

    In the classical rate theory for void swelling, vacancies and self-interstitials are produced by radiation in equal numbers, and in addition, thermal vacancies are also generated at the sinks, primarily at edge dislocations, at voids, and at grain boundaries. In contrast, due to the high formation energy of self-interstitials for normal metals and alloys, their thermal generation is negligible, as pointed out by Bullough and Perrin [1]. However, recent DFT calculations of the formation energy of self-interstitial atoms in bcc metals [2,3] have revealed that the sum of formation and migration energies for self-interstitials atoms (SIA) is of the same order of magnitude as for vacancies. This is illustrated in Fig. 1 that shows the ratio of the activation energies for thermal generation of SIA and vacancies. For fcc metals, this ratio is around three, but for bcc metals it is around 1.5. Reviewing theoretical predictions of point defect properties in δ-Pu [4], this ratio could possibly be less than one. As a result, thermal generation of SIA in bcc metals and in plutonium must be taken into considerations when modeling the growth of voids and of helium bubbles, and the classical rate theory (CRT) for void and bubble swelling must be extended to a generalized rate theory (GRT).

  18. “What’s Next?” Jasper Fforde’s Attempts on Jane Eyre  « What’s Next ? » Quand Jasper Fforde s’attaque à Jane Eyre

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    Wolfgang Funk

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This article attempts to analyse the interplay of Jane Eyre with one of its most daring re-appropriations, Jasper Fforde’s 2001 novel The Eyre Affair, which will be presented as a ‘parallolotopia’ in this essay. The main focus is on the inter-textual relationship between the two texts and the interplay and entanglement of the two novels will be analysed as a particular form of post-modern pastiche (in the sense of Fredric Jameson, the main characteristic of which is its self-reflective attitude. This pastiche does not only disestablish traditional role allocations in the framework of literary communication (such as author, story and reader, it also might serve as a completely new paradigm in the relation of literature and its perception, who which (as the article attempts to point out will be grounded in an ‘aesthetics of insolence’ rather than one of diffidence, as was traditionally the case.Cet article entend analyser l’interaction entre Jane Eyre et l’une de ses réécritures les plus audacieuses, celle du roman The Eyre Affair de Jasper Fforde (2001, qui sera présenté comme un « parallélotope ». Il s’agit de se concentrer essentiellement sur la relation intertextuelle entre les deux textes ; l’interaction et l’imbrication des deux romans seront étudiées comme une forme particulière de pastiche postmoderne (selon la définition de Fredric Jameson, dont la caractéristique principale est l’attitude auto-réflexive. Ce pastiche ne déstabilise pas seulement les attributions traditionnelles de rôles dans le cadre de la communication littéraire (auteur, intrigue, lecteur, il pourrait servir également de paradigme absolument nouveau en matière de lien entre la littérature et la manière dont elle est perçue, qui, comme le souligne l’article, sera fondé sur une « esthétique de l’insolence » plutôt que sur celle de la méfiance, comme c’est habituellement le cas.

  19. An Eco-feminism Interpretation in Jane Eyre%《简·爱》中的生态女性主义解读

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    李玮

    2013-01-01

    Charlotte Bronte was a famous English writer in 19th century and Jane Eyre was her masterpiece. Jane Eyre is famous for its content and artistic form. This paper tries to analyze Jane Eyre from the perspective of eco-feminism, and reveals the thoughts of eco-feminism in this novel.%《简·爱》是19世纪英国著名女性作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作,是一部在思想内容和艺术形式上都十分独特的作品,本文尝试从生态女性主义角度出发来分析《简·爱》,通过对生态女性主义的解读,揭示小说所体现的生态女性主义思想。

  20. Extending the record of lacustrine phases beyond the last interglacial for Lake Eyre in central Australia using luminescence dating

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    Fu, Xiao; Cohen, Tim J.; Arnold, Lee J.

    2017-04-01

    We show with multiple luminescence dating techniques that the sedimentary record for Lake Eyre, Australia's largest lake, extends beyond 200 thousand years (ka) to Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 7. Transgressive clayey sand and finely laminated clays overlying the Miocene Etadunna Formation in Lake Eyre North document the deep-lake phases of central South Australia in the past. Until now, unresolved chronology has hampered our ability to interpret these sedimentary records, which are important for understanding the timing of the wettest phase of central Australia's late Quaternary climate. In this study, we apply quartz optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating, thermally-transferred OSL (TT-OSL) dating and K-feldspar post infrared infrared stimulated luminescence (pIRIR) dating to lake-floor sediments near Williams Point in Madigan Gulf to provide new age constraint for the lacustrine sediments of Lake Eyre. Methodological studies on quartz and K-feldspar demonstrate that these luminescence dating procedures are suitable for the Lake Eyre lacustrine samples and produce consistent replicate ages. A Bayesian model applied to the new dating results provides a chronological model of lacustrine deposition and shows that the transgressive clayey sand were deposited 221 ± 19 ka to 201 ± 10 ka and that the deep-water sediments were laid down in early MIS 6 (191 ± 9 ka to 181 ± 9 ka). We also find evidence for a potential depositional hiatus in mid MIS 6 and the likely formation of a palaeo-playa later in MIS 6 from 158 ± 11 ka to 143 ± 15 ka. In contrast, the MIS 5 sediments are characterised by oscillating deep- and shallow-water lacustrine units deposited 130 ± 16 ka to 113 ± 20 ka. This study is the first of its kind to provide evidence for a wet desert interior in Australia beyond the last glacial cycle using comprehensive numerical dating. Our results show that past deep-lake episodes of central South Australia, which were previously thought to represent

  1. Rate Theory Modeling and Simulation of Silicide Fuel at LWR Conditions

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    Miao, Yinbin [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Ye, Bei [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Hofman, Gerard [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Yacout, Abdellatif [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Gamble, Kyle [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Modeling and Simulation; Mei, Zhi-Gang [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division

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    As a promising candidate for the accident tolerant fuel (ATF) used in light water reactors (LWRs), the fuel performance of uranium silicide (U3Si2) at LWR conditions needs to be well understood. In this report, rate theory model was developed based on existing experimental data and density functional theory (DFT) calculations so as to predict the fission gas behavior in U3Si2 at LWR conditions. The fission gas behavior of U3Si2 can be divided into three temperature regimes. During steady-state operation, the majority of the fission gas stays in intragranular bubbles, whereas the dominance of intergranular bubbles and fission gas release only occurs beyond 1000 K. The steady-state rate theory model was also used as reference to establish a gaseous swelling correlation of U3Si2 for the BISON code. Meanwhile, the overpressurized bubble model was also developed so that the fission gas behavior at LOCA can be simulated. LOCA simulation showed that intragranular bubbles are still dominant after a 70 second LOCA, resulting in a controllable gaseous swelling. The fission gas behavior of U3Si2 at LWR conditions is benign according to the rate theory prediction at both steady-state and LOCA conditions, which provides important references to the qualification of U3Si2 as a LWR fuel material with excellent fuel performance and enhanced accident tolerance.

  2. Non-oscillatory flux correlation functions for efficient nonadiabatic rate theory.

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    Richardson, Jeremy O; Thoss, Michael

    2014-08-21

    There is currently much interest in the development of improved trajectory-based methods for the simulation of nonadiabatic processes in complex systems. An important goal for such methods is the accurate calculation of the rate constant over a wide range of electronic coupling strengths and it is often the nonadiabatic, weak-coupling limit, which being far from the Born-Oppenheimer regime, provides the greatest challenge to current methods. We show that in this limit there is an inherent sign problem impeding further development which originates from the use of the usual quantum flux correlation functions, which can be very oscillatory at short times. From linear response theory, we derive a modified flux correlation function for the calculation of nonadiabatic reaction rates, which still rigorously gives the correct result in the long-time limit regardless of electronic coupling strength, but unlike the usual formalism is not oscillatory in the weak-coupling regime. In particular, a trajectory simulation of the modified correlation function is naturally initialized in a region localized about the crossing of the potential energy surfaces. In the weak-coupling limit, a simple link can be found between the dynamics initialized from this transition-state region and an generalized quantum golden-rule transition-state theory, which is equivalent to Marcus theory in the classical harmonic limit. This new correlation function formalism thus provides a platform on which a wide variety of dynamical simulation methods can be built aiding the development of accurate nonadiabatic rate theories applicable to complex systems.

  3. Rate Theory Modeling and Simulation of Silicide Fuel at LWR Conditions

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    Miao, Yinbin [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Ye, Bei [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Hofman, Gerard [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Yacout, Abdellatif [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division; Gamble, Kyle [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Modeling and Simulation; Mei, Zhi-Gang [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Nuclear Engineering Division

    2016-08-29

    As a promising candidate for the accident tolerant fuel (ATF) used in light water reactors (LWRs), the fuel performance of uranium silicide (U3Si2) at LWR conditions need to be well-understood. In this report, rate theory model was developed based on existing experimental data and density functional theory (DFT) calculations so as to predict the fission gas behavior in U3Si2 at LWR conditions. The fission gas behavior of U3Si2 can be divided into three temperature regimes. During steady-state operation, the majority of the fission gas stays in intragranular bubbles, whereas the dominance of intergranular bubbles and fission gas release only occurs beyond 1000 K. The steady-state rate theory model was also used as reference to establish a gaseous swelling correlation of U3Si2 for the BISON code. Meanwhile, the overpressurized bubble model was also developed so that the fission gas behavior at LOCA can be simulated. LOCA simulation showed that intragranular bubbles are still dominant after a 70 second LOCA, resulting in a controllable gaseous swelling. The fission gas behavior of U3Si2 at LWR conditions is benign according to the rate theory prediction at both steady-state and LOCA conditions, which provides important references to the qualification of U3Si2 as a LWR fuel material with excellent fuel performance and enhanced accident tolerance.

  4. Application of fuzzy theory on earthquake damage rate estimation of buildings

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    邵扬威; 吴玉祥; 高士峰; 黄麒然; 张宽勇

    2014-01-01

    Variations between earthquakes result in many factors that influence post-earthquake building damage (e.g., ground motion parameters, building structure, site information, and quality of construction). Consequently, it is necessary to develop an appropriate building damage-rate estimation model. The building damage survey data were recorded and constructed into files by the Architecture and Building Research Institute (ABRI), Taiwan for the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in the Nantou region as a basis for developing a building damage rate estimation model by applying fuzzy theory to express the fragility curves of buildings as a membership function. Empirical verification was performed using post-earthquake building damage data in the Taichung city that suffered relatively severe damage. Results indicate that fuzzy theory can be applied to predict building damage rates and that the estimated results are similar to actual disaster figures. Prediction of disaster damage using building damage rates can provide a reference for immediate disaster response during earthquakes and for regular disaster prevention and rescue planning.

  5. Situated learning theory: adding rate and complexity effects via Kauffman's NK model.

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    Yuan, Yu; McKelvey, Bill

    2004-01-01

    For many firms, producing information, knowledge, and enhancing learning capability have become the primary basis of competitive advantage. A review of organizational learning theory identifies two approaches: (1) those that treat symbolic information processing as fundamental to learning, and (2) those that view the situated nature of cognition as fundamental. After noting that the former is inadequate because it focuses primarily on behavioral and cognitive aspects of individual learning, this paper argues the importance of studying learning as interactions among people in the context of their environment. It contributes to organizational learning in three ways. First, it argues that situated learning theory is to be preferred over traditional behavioral and cognitive learning theories, because it treats organizations as complex adaptive systems rather than mere information processors. Second, it adds rate and nonlinear learning effects. Third, following model-centered epistemology, it uses an agent-based computational model, in particular a "humanized" version of Kauffman's NK model, to study the situated nature of learning. Using simulation results, we test eight hypotheses extending situated learning theory in new directions. The paper ends with a discussion of possible extensions of the current study to better address key issues in situated learning.

  6. Provenance of Holocene calcareous beach-dune sediments, Western Eyre Peninsula, Great Australian Bight, Australia

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    James, Noel P.; Bone, Yvonne

    2017-07-01

    Much of western Eyre Peninsula adjacent to the Great Australian Bight is veneered with siliceous and calcareous Quaternary aeolian dunes. The lengthy coastline adjacent to this cool-water carbonate factory is a series of Precambrian crystalline bedrock-Pleistocene aeolianite headlands that separate many long, sweeping, Holocene carbonate sand beaches and their backbeach dunes. Incessant SW waves, rolling swells, and onshore winds have resulted in > 350 km of semi-continuous calcareous strandline aeolian sands. The sediment is composed of quartz grains, Cenozoic limestone clasts, and relict particles (extraclasts) but the deposits are overwhelmingly dominated by contemporaneous biofragments from offshore. These skeletal grains are, in order of relative abundance, molluscs > benthic foraminifers > coralline algae > bryozoans, and echinoids. Benthic foraminifers are mostly small (especially rotaliids and miliolids) but the large relict symbiont-bearing protistMarginopora vertebralis, which grew in the latter stages of MIS 2, is present locally. There are no significant onshore-offshore trends within individual beach-dune complexes. There is, however, a prominent spatial partitioning, with extraclast-rich sediments in the north and biofragment-rich deposits in the south. This areal trend is interpreted to result from more active seafloor carbonate production in the south, an area of conspicuous seasonal nutrient upwelling and profound nektic and benthic biological productivity. The overall system is strikingly similar to Holocene and Pleistocene aeolianites along the inboard margin of the Lacepede Shelf and Bonney Coast some 500 km to the southeast, implying a potential universality to the nature of cool-water carbonate aeolianite deposition. The composition of these cool-water aeolianites is more multifaceted than those formed on warm-water, shallow flat-topped platforms, largely because of the comparatively deep, temperate shelf, the high-energy wave and swell

  7. Jane Eyre in Book and on Screen%《简爱》——原著与电影

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    2009-01-01

    As two different art forms, literature and film sometimes share similarities and can be adapted to each other. Focusing on the British classic Jane Eyre, this article is going to find out the differences in plots, characterization strategies and settings between the original novel and its film versions, and to explore the background under which film adaptation from literary classics becomes increasingly popular and whether, in an age of fast-food culture and mass media, the faithfulness to the original work should be maintained.

  8. Hall and Joule heating effects on peristaltic flow of Powell-Eyring liquid in an inclined symmetric channel

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    Hayat, T.; Aslam, Naseema; Rafiq, M.; Alsaadi, Fuad E.

    This article is intended to investigate the influence of Hall current on peristaltic transport of conducting Eyring-Powell fluid in an inclined symmetric channel. Energy equation is modeled by taking Joule heating effect into consideration. Velocity and thermal slip conditions are imposed. Lubrication approximation is considered for the analysis. Fundamental equations are non-linear due to fluid parameter A. Regular perturbation technique is employed to find the solution of systems of equations. The key roles of different embedded parameters on velocity, temperature and heat transfer coefficient in the problem are discussed graphically. Trapping phenomenon is analyzed carefully.

  9. Effects of Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Flow of Powell-Eyring Fluid Past an Exponentially Stretching Sheet.

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    Hayat, T; Saeed, Yusra; Alsaedi, A; Asad, Sadia

    2015-01-01

    The aim here is to investigate the effects of convective heat and mass transfer in the flow of Eyring-Powell fluid past an inclined exponential stretching surface. Mathematical formulation and analysis have been performed in the presence of Soret, Dufour and thermal radiation effects. The governing partial differential equations corresponding to the momentum, energy and concentration are reduced to a set of non-linear ordinary differential equations. Resulting nonlinear system is computed for the series solutions. Interval of convergence is determined. Physical interpretation is seen for the embedded parameters of interest. Skin friction coefficient, local Nusselt number and local Sherwood number are numerically computed and examined.

  10. Implementation of a microcanonical variational transition state theory for direct dynamics calculations of rate constants

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    王艳; 钱英; 冯文林; 刘若庄

    2003-01-01

    An implementation of the variational quantum RRKM program is presented to utilize the direct ab initio dynamics approach for calculating k(E, J), k(E) and k(T) within the framework of the microcanonical transition state (μTST) and microcanonical variational TST (μVT) theories. An algorithm including tunneling contributions in Beyer-Swinehart method for calculating microcanonical rate constants is also proposed. An efficient piece-wise interpolation method is developed to evaluate the Boltzmann integral in calculation of thermal rate constants. Calculations on several test reactions, namely the H(D)2CO→H(D)2 + CO, CH2CO→CH2 + CO and CH4 + H→CH3 + H2 reactions, show that the results are in good agreement with the previous rate constants calculations. This approach would require much less computational resource.

  11. Joint Machine Learning and Game Theory for Rate Control in High Efficiency Video Coding.

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    Gao, Wei; Kwong, Sam; Jia, Yuheng

    2017-08-25

    In this paper, a joint machine learning and game theory modeling (MLGT) framework is proposed for inter frame coding tree unit (CTU) level bit allocation and rate control (RC) optimization in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). First, a support vector machine (SVM) based multi-classification scheme is proposed to improve the prediction accuracy of CTU-level Rate-Distortion (R-D) model. The legacy "chicken-and-egg" dilemma in video coding is proposed to be overcome by the learning-based R-D model. Second, a mixed R-D model based cooperative bargaining game theory is proposed for bit allocation optimization, where the convexity of the mixed R-D model based utility function is proved, and Nash bargaining solution (NBS) is achieved by the proposed iterative solution search method. The minimum utility is adjusted by the reference coding distortion and frame-level Quantization parameter (QP) change. Lastly, intra frame QP and inter frame adaptive bit ratios are adjusted to make inter frames have more bit resources to maintain smooth quality and bit consumption in the bargaining game optimization. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed MLGT based RC method can achieve much better R-D performances, quality smoothness, bit rate accuracy, buffer control results and subjective visual quality than the other state-of-the-art one-pass RC methods, and the achieved R-D performances are very close to the performance limits from the FixedQP method.

  12. Reaction Rate Theory in Coordination Number Space: An Application to Ion Solvation

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    Roy, Santanu; Baer, Marcel D.; Mundy, Christopher J.; Schenter, Gregory K.

    2016-04-14

    Understanding reaction mechanisms in many chemical and biological processes require application of rare event theories. In these theories, an effective choice of a reaction coordinate to describe a reaction pathway is essential. To this end, we study ion solvation in water using molecular dynamics simulations and explore the utility of coordination number (n = number of water molecules in the first solvation shell) as the reaction coordinate. Here we compute the potential of mean force (W(n)) using umbrella sampling, predicting multiple metastable n-states for both cations and anions. We find with increasing ionic size, these states become more stable and structured for cations when compared to anions. We have extended transition state theory (TST) to calculate transition rates between n-states. TST overestimates the rate constant due to solvent-induced barrier recrossings that are not accounted for. We correct the TST rates by calculating transmission coefficients using the reactive flux method. This approach enables a new way of understanding rare events involving coordination complexes. We gratefully acknowledge Liem Dang and Panos Stinis for useful discussion. This research used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. SR, CJM, and GKS were supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences. MDB was supported by MS3 (Materials Synthesis and Simulation Across Scales) Initiative, a Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is a multiprogram national laboratory operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

  13. Perturbation theory in the catalytic rate constant of the Henri-Michaelis-Menten enzymatic reaction.

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    Bakalis, Evangelos; Kosmas, Marios; Papamichael, Emmanouel M

    2012-11-01

    The Henry-Michaelis-Menten (HMM) mechanism of enzymatic reaction is studied by means of perturbation theory in the reaction rate constant k (2) of product formation. We present analytical solutions that provide the concentrations of the enzyme (E), the substrate (S), as well as those of the enzyme-substrate complex (C), and the product (P) as functions of time. For k (2) small compared to k (-1), we properly describe the entire enzymatic activity from the beginning of the reaction up to longer times without imposing extra conditions on the initial concentrations E ( o ) and S ( o ), which can be comparable or much different.

  14. The stochastic string model as a unifying theory of the term structure of interest rates

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    Bueno-Guerrero, Alberto; Moreno, Manuel; Navas, Javier F.

    2016-11-01

    We present the stochastic string model of Santa-Clara and Sornette (2001), as reformulated by Bueno-Guerrero et al. (2015), as a unifying theory of the continuous-time modeling of the term structure of interest rates. We provide several new results, such as: (a) an orthogonality condition for the volatilities in the Heath, Jarrow, and Morton (1992) (HJM) model, (b) the interpretation of multi-factor HJM models as approximations to a full infinite-dimensional model, (c) a result of consistency based on Hilbert spaces, and (d) a theorem for option valuation.

  15. Inference of emission rates from multiple sources using Bayesian probability theory.

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    Yee, Eugene; Flesch, Thomas K

    2010-03-01

    The determination of atmospheric emission rates from multiple sources using inversion (regularized least-squares or best-fit technique) is known to be very susceptible to measurement and model errors in the problem, rendering the solution unusable. In this paper, a new perspective is offered for this problem: namely, it is argued that the problem should be addressed as one of inference rather than inversion. Towards this objective, Bayesian probability theory is used to estimate the emission rates from multiple sources. The posterior probability distribution for the emission rates is derived, accounting fully for the measurement errors in the concentration data and the model errors in the dispersion model used to interpret the data. The Bayesian inferential methodology for emission rate recovery is validated against real dispersion data, obtained from a field experiment involving various source-sensor geometries (scenarios) consisting of four synthetic area sources and eight concentration sensors. The recovery of discrete emission rates from three different scenarios obtained using Bayesian inference and singular value decomposition inversion are compared and contrasted.

  16. Rate Theory of Ion Pairing at the Water Liquid–Vapor Interface

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    Dang, Liem X.; Schenter, Gregory K.; Wick, Collin D.

    2017-04-28

    There is overwhelming evidence that certain ions are present near the vapor–liquid interface of aqueous salt solutions. Despite their importance in many chemical reactive phenomena, how ion–ion interactions are affected by interfaces and their influence on kinetic processes is not well understood. Molecular simulations were carried out to exam the thermodynamics and kinetics of small alkali halide ions in the bulk and near the water vapor–liquid interface. We calculated dissociation rates using classical transition state theory, and corrected them with transmission coefficients determined by the reactive flux method and Grote-Hynes theory. Our results show that, in addition to affecting the free energy of ions in solution, the interfacial environments significantly influence the kinetics of ion pairing. The results obtained from the reactive flux method and Grote-Hynes theory on the relaxation time present an unequivocal picture of the interface suppressing ion dissociation. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences. The calculations were carried out using computer resources provided by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

  17. Automated Production Flow Line Failure Rate Mathematical Analysis with Probability Theory

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    Tan Chan Sin

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Automated lines have been widely used in the industries especially for mass production and to customize product. Productivity of automated line is a crucial indicator to show the output and performance of the production. Failure or breakdown of station or mechanisms is commonly occurs in the automated line in real condition due to the technological and technical problem which is highly affect the productivity. The failure rates of automated line are not express or analyse in terms of mathematic form. This paper presents the mathematic analysis by using probability theory towards the failure condition in automated line. The mathematic express for failure rates can produce and forecast the output of productivity accurately

  18. Theory and experiment on the cuprous-cupric electron transfer rate at a copper electrode.

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    Halley, J. W.; Smith, B. B.; Walbran, S.; Curtiss, L. A.; Rigney, R. O.; Sutjianto, A.; Hung, N. C.; Yonco, R. M.; Nagy, Z.; Univ. of Minnesota; NREL

    1999-04-01

    We describe results of experiment and theory of the cuprous-cupric electron transfer rate in an aqueous solution at a copper electrode. The methods are similar to those we reported earlier for the ferrous-ferric rate. The comparison strongly suggests that, in marked distinction to the ferrous-ferric case, the electron transfer reaction is adiabatic. The model shows that the activation barrier is dominated by the energy required for the ion to approach the electrode, rather than by the energy required for rearrangement of the solvation shell, also in sharp distinction to the case of the ferric-ferrous electron transfer at a gold electrode. Calculated activation barriers based on this image agree with the experimental results reported here.

  19. Theory and experiment on the cuprous{endash}cupric electron transfer rate at a copper electrode

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    Halley, J.W. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Smith, B.B. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (United States); Walbran, S. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Curtiss, L.A.; Rigney, R.O.; Sutjianto, A.; Hung, N.C.; Yonco, R.M.; Nagy, Z. [Argonne National Laboratory, Divisions of Materials Science, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4837 (United States)

    1999-04-01

    We describe results of experiment and theory of the cuprous{endash}cupric electron transfer rate in an aqueous solution at a copper electrode. The methods are similar to those we reported earlier for the ferrous{endash}ferric rate. The comparison strongly suggests that, in marked distinction to the ferrous{endash}ferric case, the electron transfer reaction is adiabatic. The model shows that the activation barrier is dominated by the energy required for the ion to approach the electrode, rather than by the energy required for rearrangement of the solvation shell, also in sharp distinction to the case of the ferric{endash}ferrous electron transfer at a gold electrode. Calculated activation barriers based on this image agree with the experimental results reported here. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

  20. Jane Eyre, an Unconventional Heroine%简·爱,一位反传统的女主人公

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    蒲轶琼; 曾庆云

    2003-01-01

    很多人钟情于19世纪英国批判现实主义代表作家之一夏洛蒂@勃朗特的代表作,崇尚她在小说中描述的与传统不同的女主人公简@爱的勇于追求自由、平等和独立精神.本文意在通过比较和对小说中的情节分析来探求女主人公的反传统性.%Jane Eyre is the most representative work of Charlotte Bronte, who is considered as an extraordinarywoman novelist. Because the novel throbs with the heart-beats of its author, both literary critics and the readers havetaken great interest in its unconventional heroine Jane Eyre, whose unconventionality is shown in the heroine pursuit forliberty, equality and independence. This essay, therefore, is dedicated to probe the heroine's unconventionality with acomparison between the heroines and traditional images of women, which marks its heroine totally new in its genre.

  1. La felicidad como represión: orden y desorden en Jane Eyre y El vasto mar de los Sargazos

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    Mónica Roesel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo traza las historias de Jane Eyre, protagonista de la novela homónima (Charlotte Brontë 1847, y Antoinette Cosway, protagonista de El vasto mar de los Sargazos (Jean Rhys 1966. Son historias paralelas de abandono y búsquedas fallidas que convergen en un punto: Edward Rochester. Se sugiere que el final feliz de Jane y el final trágico de Antoinette están determinados por la imposibilidad del etos victoriano, encarnado en Rochester, de aceptar el caos: el desorden que representa Antoinette —desorden de la alteridad— debe ser sometido. La represión, entonces, aparece como única posibilidad de existencia. This essay traces the stories of Jane Eyre, the heroine of the homonymous novel (Charlotte Brontë, 1847, and Antoinette Cosway, the heroine of Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys, 1966. These parallel stories of abandonment and failed searches converge in one point: Edward Rochester. It is suggested that Jane’s happy ending and Antoinette’s tragic ending are both determined by the impossibility of the Victorian ethos, personified in Rochester, to accept chaos: the disorder represented by Antoinette —disorder of alterity— must be tamed. Repression, then, appears as the sole possibility of existence.

  2. Helium effects on microstructural change in RAFM steel under irradiation: Reaction rate theory modeling

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    Watanabe, Y.; Morishita, K.; Nakasuji, T.; Ando, M.; Tanigawa, H.

    2015-06-01

    Reaction rate theory analysis has been conducted to investigate helium effects on the formation kinetics of interstitial type dislocation loops (I-loops) and helium bubbles in reduced-activation-ferritic/martensitic steel during irradiation, by focusing on the nucleation and growth processes of the defect clusters. The rate theory model employs the size and chemical composition dependence of thermal dissociation of point defects from defect clusters. In the calculations, the temperature and the production rate of Frenkel pairs are fixed to be T = 723 K and PV = 10-6 dpa/s, respectively. And then, only the production rate of helium atoms was changed into the following three cases: PHe = 0, 10-7 and 10-5 appm He/s. The calculation results show that helium effect on I-loop formation quite differs from that on bubble formation. As to I-loops, the loop formation hardly depends on the existence of helium, where the number density of I-loops is almost the same for the three cases of PHe. This is because helium atoms trapped in vacancies are easily emitted into the matrix due to the recombination between the vacancies and SIAs, which induces no pronounced increase or decrease of vacancies and SIAs in the matrix, leading to no remarkable impact on the I-loop nucleation. On the other hand, the bubble formation depends much on the existence of helium, in which the number density of bubbles for PHe = 10-7 and 10-5 appm He/s is much higher than that for PHe = 0. This is because helium atoms trapped in a bubble increase the vacancy binding energy, and suppress the vacancy dissociation from the bubble, resulting in a promotion of the bubble nucleation. And then, the helium effect on the promotion of bubble nucleation is very strong, even the number of helium atoms in a bubble is not so large.

  3. Beta-decay rate and beta-delayed neutron emission probability of improved gross theory

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    Koura, Hiroyuki

    2014-09-01

    A theoretical study has been carried out on beta-decay rate and beta-delayed neutron emission probability. The gross theory of the beta decay is based on an idea of the sum rule of the beta-decay strength function, and has succeeded in describing beta-decay half-lives of nuclei overall nuclear mass region. The gross theory includes not only the allowed transition as the Fermi and the Gamow-Teller, but also the first-forbidden transition. In this work, some improvements are introduced as the nuclear shell correction on nuclear level densities and the nuclear deformation for nuclear strength functions, those effects were not included in the original gross theory. The shell energy and the nuclear deformation for unmeasured nuclei are adopted from the KTUY nuclear mass formula, which is based on the spherical-basis method. Considering the properties of the integrated Fermi function, we can roughly categorized energy region of excited-state of a daughter nucleus into three regions: a highly-excited energy region, which fully affect a delayed neutron probability, a middle energy region, which is estimated to contribute the decay heat, and a region neighboring the ground-state, which determines the beta-decay rate. Some results will be given in the presentation. A theoretical study has been carried out on beta-decay rate and beta-delayed neutron emission probability. The gross theory of the beta decay is based on an idea of the sum rule of the beta-decay strength function, and has succeeded in describing beta-decay half-lives of nuclei overall nuclear mass region. The gross theory includes not only the allowed transition as the Fermi and the Gamow-Teller, but also the first-forbidden transition. In this work, some improvements are introduced as the nuclear shell correction on nuclear level densities and the nuclear deformation for nuclear strength functions, those effects were not included in the original gross theory. The shell energy and the nuclear deformation for

  4. Efficient dynamical correction of the transition state theory rate estimate for a flat energy barrier.

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    Mökkönen, Harri; Ala-Nissila, Tapio; Jónsson, Hannes

    2016-09-07

    The recrossing correction to the transition state theory estimate of a thermal rate can be difficult to calculate when the energy barrier is flat. This problem arises, for example, in polymer escape if the polymer is long enough to stretch between the initial and final state energy wells while the polymer beads undergo diffusive motion back and forth over the barrier. We present an efficient method for evaluating the correction factor by constructing a sequence of hyperplanes starting at the transition state and calculating the probability that the system advances from one hyperplane to another towards the product. This is analogous to what is done in forward flux sampling except that there the hyperplane sequence starts at the initial state. The method is applied to the escape of polymers with up to 64 beads from a potential well. For high temperature, the results are compared with direct Langevin dynamics simulations as well as forward flux sampling and excellent agreement between the three rate estimates is found. The use of a sequence of hyperplanes in the evaluation of the recrossing correction speeds up the calculation by an order of magnitude as compared with the traditional approach. As the temperature is lowered, the direct Langevin dynamics simulations as well as the forward flux simulations become computationally too demanding, while the harmonic transition state theory estimate corrected for recrossings can be calculated without significant increase in the computational effort.

  5. Rate constants of chemical reactions from semiclassical transition state theory in full and one dimension.

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    Greene, Samuel M; Shan, Xiao; Clary, David C

    2016-06-28

    Semiclassical Transition State Theory (SCTST), a method for calculating rate constants of chemical reactions, offers gains in computational efficiency relative to more accurate quantum scattering methods. In full-dimensional (FD) SCTST, reaction probabilities are calculated from third and fourth potential derivatives along all vibrational degrees of freedom. However, the computational cost of FD SCTST scales unfavorably with system size, which prohibits its application to larger systems. In this study, the accuracy and efficiency of 1-D SCTST, in which only third and fourth derivatives along the reaction mode are used, are investigated in comparison to those of FD SCTST. Potential derivatives are obtained from numerical ab initio Hessian matrix calculations at the MP2/cc-pVTZ level of theory, and Richardson extrapolation is applied to improve the accuracy of these derivatives. Reaction barriers are calculated at the CCSD(T)/cc-pVTZ level. Results from FD SCTST agree with results from previous theoretical and experimental studies when Richardson extrapolation is applied. Results from our implementation of 1-D SCTST, which uses only 4 single-point MP2/cc-pVTZ energy calculations in addition to those for conventional TST, agree with FD results to within a factor of 5 at 250 K. This degree of agreement and the efficiency of the 1-D method suggest its potential as a means of approximating rate constants for systems too large for existing quantum scattering methods.

  6. The Theory of Exchange Rates and the Value of the USD

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    Mansoor Maitah

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Ernesto M. Pernia (2002 stated that the theory of exchange rate determination can be regarded as known purchasing power parity (PPP. The exchange rate is an important economic factor and variable in any country as it is always consistent with the predictions of economic theory in terms of balance of trade. The US dollar ($ is an international currency with high reputation in domestic and international markets. The US current accounts are predicated on the US government monetary polices based on the principle that a country cannot be accumulating more of a single currency and thus increase its imports in order to generate more foreign exchange currencies for a growing surplus current account. Therefore, the US markets is largely dependent on import of consumer products form Asian countries such as China, which in turn stimulates Chinese current account continues and possess excess US dollars that make the Yuan continuously appreciate against the US dollars.The paper was processed within the framework of the Research Project of MSM 6046070906 "The economics of Czech agricultural resources and their effective use within the framework of multifunctional agri-food systems".

  7. Efficient dynamical correction of the transition state theory rate estimate for a flat energy barrier

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    Mökkönen, Harri; Ala-Nissila, Tapio; Jónsson, Hannes

    2016-09-01

    The recrossing correction to the transition state theory estimate of a thermal rate can be difficult to calculate when the energy barrier is flat. This problem arises, for example, in polymer escape if the polymer is long enough to stretch between the initial and final state energy wells while the polymer beads undergo diffusive motion back and forth over the barrier. We present an efficient method for evaluating the correction factor by constructing a sequence of hyperplanes starting at the transition state and calculating the probability that the system advances from one hyperplane to another towards the product. This is analogous to what is done in forward flux sampling except that there the hyperplane sequence starts at the initial state. The method is applied to the escape of polymers with up to 64 beads from a potential well. For high temperature, the results are compared with direct Langevin dynamics simulations as well as forward flux sampling and excellent agreement between the three rate estimates is found. The use of a sequence of hyperplanes in the evaluation of the recrossing correction speeds up the calculation by an order of magnitude as compared with the traditional approach. As the temperature is lowered, the direct Langevin dynamics simulations as well as the forward flux simulations become computationally too demanding, while the harmonic transition state theory estimate corrected for recrossings can be calculated without significant increase in the computational effort.

  8. Temperature sensitivity of soil microbial communities: An application of macromolecular rate theory to microbial respiration

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    Alster, Charlotte J.; Koyama, Akihiro; Johnson, Nels G.; Wallenstein, Matthew D.; Fischer, Joseph C.

    2016-06-01

    There is compelling evidence that microbial communities vary widely in their temperature sensitivity and may adapt to warming through time. To date, this sensitivity has been largely characterized using a range of models relying on versions of the Arrhenius equation, which predicts an exponential increase in reaction rate with temperature. However, there is growing evidence from laboratory and field studies that observe nonmonotonic responses of reaction rates to variation in temperature, indicating that Arrhenius is not an appropriate model for quantitatively characterizing temperature sensitivity. Recently, Hobbs et al. (2013) developed macromolecular rate theory (MMRT), which incorporates thermodynamic temperature optima as arising from heat capacity differences between isoenzymes. We applied MMRT to measurements of respiration from soils incubated at different temperatures. These soils were collected from three grassland sites across the U.S. Great Plains and reciprocally transplanted, allowing us to isolate the effects of microbial community type from edaphic factors. We found that microbial community type explained roughly 30% of the variation in the CO2 production rate from the labile C pool but that temperature and soil type were most important in explaining variation in labile and recalcitrant C pool size. For six out of the nine soil × inoculum combinations, MMRT was superior to Arrhenius. The MMRT analysis revealed that microbial communities have distinct heat capacity values and temperature sensitivities sometimes independent of soil type. These results challenge the current paradigm for modeling temperature sensitivity of soil C pools and understanding of microbial enzyme dynamics.

  9. On the Female Consciousness in"Jane Eyre"%略述《简·爱》中的女性意识

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    吕程

    2015-01-01

    Famous female writer Charlotte Bronte to critical realism style created"Jane Eyre", described to us a sense of femi-nine heroine Jane Eyre. Her pursuit of freedom, uninhibited unruly, dare to challenge the authority of age and, because of the patriarchal society to challenge the traditional pursuit of women's rights, values and equality, became the literary representa-tive of a typical female characters. The article introduces the"Jane Eyre"born background, and described the female con-sciousness in"Jane Eyre".%著名女作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特以批判现实主义的风格创作了《简·爱》,向我们描述了一个充满女性意识的女主人公简·爱.她追求自由、桀骜不羁,敢于挑战时代与权威,因其用于挑战传统的男权社会,追求女性的权利、价值与平等,成为了文坛上典型的女性人物代表.文章主要介绍了《简·爱》的诞生背景,并阐述了《简·爱》中的女性意识.

  10. Dynamical theory of spectroscopy with femtosecond pulse excitation(Ⅲ)——Transient rate equation in Liouville space

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    陆靖; 范康年

    1999-01-01

    A dynamical theory of spectroscopy with femtosecond pulse excitation is developed in Liouville space. By using density matrix formalism, the transient rate equation that can be reduced to the classical KHD expression in CW case is obtained. This theory is applied to the Raman excitation profile of IBr and the results are in agreement with the experiments.

  11. Inclusion of the Förster-rate orientation factor into the theory of concentration self-quenching by statistical traps

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    Knoester, J.; Himbergen, J.E. Van

    1987-01-01

    The incorporation is studied of the orientation factor occurring in the complete Förster rate of incoherent energy transfer, into the theory of concentration self-quenching by statistical pairs of luminescent molecules. Within Burshtein’s theory of hopping transport, exact results for the steady

  12. Calculation of Doublet Capture Rate for Muon Capture in Deuterium within Chiral Effective Field Theory

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    Adam, J; Tater, M; Truhlik, E; Epelbaum, E; Machleidt, R; Ricci, P

    2011-01-01

    The doublet capture rate of the negative muon capture in deuterium is calculated employing the nuclear wave functions generated from accurate nucleon-nucleon potentials constructed at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order of heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory and the weak meson exchange current operator derived within the same formalism. All but one of the low-energy constants that enter the calculation were fixed from pion-nucleon and nucleon-nucleon scattering data. The low-energy constant d^R (c_D), which cannot be determined from the purely two-nucleon data, was extracted recently from the triton beta-decay and the binding energies of the three-nucleon systems. The calculated values of the doublet capture rates show a rather large spread for the used values of the d^R. Precise measurement of the doublet capture rate in the future will not only help to constrain the value of d^R, but also provide a highly nontrivial test of the nuclear chiral EFT framework. Besides, the precise knowledge of the consta...

  13. Using effort-reward imbalance theory to understand high rates of depression and anxiety among clergy.

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    Proeschold-Bell, Rae Jean; Miles, Andrew; Toth, Matthew; Adams, Christopher; Smith, Bruce W; Toole, David

    2013-12-01

    The clergy occupation is unique in its combination of role strains and higher calling, putting clergy mental health at risk. We surveyed all United Methodist clergy in North Carolina, and 95% (n = 1,726) responded, with 38% responding via phone interview. We compared clergy phone interview depression rates, assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), to those of in-person interviews in a representative United States sample that also used the PHQ-9. The clergy depression prevalence was 8.7%, significantly higher than the 5.5% rate of the national sample. We used logistic regression to explain depression, and also anxiety, assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. As hypothesized by effort-reward imbalance theory, several extrinsic demands (job stress, life unpredictability) and intrinsic demands (guilt about not doing enough work, doubting one's call to ministry) significantly predicted depression and anxiety, as did rewards such as ministry satisfaction and lack of financial stress. The high rate of clergy depression signals the need for preventive policies and programs for clergy. The extrinsic and intrinsic demands and rewards suggest specific actions to improve clergy mental health.

  14. Calculating rate constants with updated Hessians using variational transition state theory with multidimensional tunneling.

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    Chuang, Yao-Yuan

    2007-08-01

    Variational transition state theory with multidimensional tunneling (VTST/MT) has been used for calculating the rate constants of reactions. The updated Hessians have been used to reduce the computational costs for both geometry optimization and trajectory following procedures. In this paper, updated Hessians are used to reduce the computational costs while calculating the rate constants applying VTST/MT. Although we found that directly applying the updated Hessians will not generate good vibrational frequencies along the minimum energy path (MEP), however, we can either re-compute the full Hessian matrices at fixed intervals or calculate the Block Hessians, which is constructed by numerical one-side difference for the Hessian elements in the "critical" region and Bofill updating scheme for the rest of the Hessian elements. Due to the numerical instability of the Bofill update method near the saddle point region, we have suggested a simple strategy in which we follow the MEP until certain percentage of the classical barrier height from the barrier top with full Hessians computed and then performing rate constant calculation with the extended MEP using Block Hessians. This strategy results a mean unsigned percentage deviation (MUPD) around 10% with full Hessians computed till the point with 80% classical barrier height for four studied reactions. This proposed strategy is attractive not only it can be implemented as an automatic procedure but also speeds up the VTST/MT calculation via embarrassingly parallelization to a personal computer cluster.

  15. Spherical finite rate of innovation theory for the recovery of fiber orientations.

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    Deslauriers-Gauthier, Samuel; Marziliano, Pina

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate the reconstruction of a signal defined as the sum of K orientations from samples taken with a kernel defined on the 3D rotation group. A potential application is the recovery of fiber orientations in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. We propose an exact reconstruction algorithm based on the finite rate of innovation theory that makes use of the spherical harmonics representation of the signal. The number of measurements needed for perfect recovery, which may be as low as 3K, depends only on the number of orientations and the bandwidth of the kernel used. Furthermore, the angular resolution of our method does not depend on the number of available measurements. We illustrate the performance of the algorithm using several simulations.

  16. A permutation information theory tour through different interest rate maturities: the Libor case.

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    Bariviera, Aurelio Fernández; Guercio, María Belén; Martinez, Lisana B; Rosso, Osvaldo A

    2015-12-13

    This paper analyses Libor interest rates for seven different maturities and referred to operations in British pounds, euros, Swiss francs and Japanese yen, during the period 2001-2015. The analysis is performed by means of two quantifiers derived from information theory: the permutation Shannon entropy and the permutation Fisher information measure. An anomalous behaviour in the Libor is detected in all currencies except euros during the years 2006-2012. The stochastic switch is more severe in one, two and three months maturities. Given the special mechanism of Libor setting, we conjecture that the behaviour could have been produced by the manipulation that was uncovered by financial authorities. We argue that our methodology is pertinent as a market overseeing instrument. © 2015 The Author(s).

  17. Depletion: A Game with Natural Rules for Teaching Reaction Rate Theory

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    Olbris, Donald J.; Herzfeld, Judith

    2002-10-01

    Depletion is a game that reinforces central concepts of reaction rate theory through simulation. Each player buys chemicals and guides them through a series of reactions, thereby earning money to buy more chemicals. The reactions occur when players roll a high enough value on two dice to overcome an activation barrier. The reactions may be accelerated by buying heat (which allows the player to roll three dice instead of two) or catalysts (which lower the activation barrier). The value of acceleration derives from the increasing price of fresh chemicals as resources are depleted and waste products accumulate. The player who nets the most money wins the game. The details of the game are presented, with a set of follow-up questions suitable for either a quiz or discussion. Student reaction to the game is also described.

  18. Multi-path variational transition state theory for chemical reaction rates of complex polyatomic species: ethanol + OH reactions.

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    Zheng, Jingjing; Truhlar, Donald G

    2012-01-01

    Complex molecules often have many structures (conformations) of the reactants and the transition states, and these structures may be connected by coupled-mode torsions and pseudorotations; some but not all structures may have hydrogen bonds in the transition state or reagents. A quantitative theory of the reaction rates of complex molecules must take account of these structures, their coupled-mode nature, their qualitatively different character, and the possibility of merging reaction paths at high temperature. We have recently developed a coupled-mode theory called multi-structural variational transition state theory (MS-VTST) and an extension, called multi-path variational transition state theory (MP-VTST), that includes a treatment of the differences in the multi-dimensional tunneling paths and their contributions to the reaction rate. The MP-VTST method was presented for unimolecular reactions in the original paper and has now been extended to bimolecular reactions. The MS-VTST and MP-VTST formulations of variational transition state theory include multi-faceted configuration-space dividing surfaces to define the variational transition state. They occupy an intermediate position between single-conformation variational transition state theory (VTST), which has been used successfully for small molecules, and ensemble-averaged variational transition state theory (EA-VTST), which has been used successfully for enzyme kinetics. The theories are illustrated and compared here by application to three thermal rate constants for reactions of ethanol with hydroxyl radical--reactions with 4, 6, and 14 saddle points.

  19. Rate Theory Modeling and Simulations of Silicide Fuel at LWR Conditions

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    Miao, Yinbin [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Ye, Bei [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Mei, Zhigang [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hofman, Gerard [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Yacout, Abdellatif [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2015-12-10

    Uranium silicide (U3Si2) fuel has higher thermal conductivity and higher uranium density, making it a promising candidate for the accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) used in light water reactors (LWRs). However, previous studies on the fuel performance of U3Si2, including both experimental and computational approaches, have been focusing on the irradiation conditions in research reactors, which usually involve low operation temperatures and high fuel burnups. Thus, it is important to examine the fuel performance of U3Si2 at typical LWR conditions so as to evaluate the feasibility of replacing conventional uranium dioxide fuel with this silicide fuel material. As in-reactor irradiation experiments involve significant time and financial cost, it is appropriate to utilize modeling tools to estimate the behavior of U3Si2 in LWRs based on all those available research reactor experimental references and state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT) calculation capabilities at the early development stage. Hence, in this report, a comprehensive investigation of the fission gas swelling behavior of U3Si2 at LWR conditions is introduced. The modeling efforts mentioned in this report was based on the rate theory (RT) model of fission gas bubble evolution that has been successfully applied for a variety of fuel materials at devious reactor conditions. Both existing experimental data and DFT-calculated results were used for the optimization of the parameters adopted by the RT model. Meanwhile, the fuel-cladding interaction was captured by the coupling of the RT model with simplified mechanical correlations. Therefore, the swelling behavior of U3Si2 fuel and its consequent interaction with cladding in LWRs was predicted by the rate theory modeling, providing valuable information for the development of U3Si2 fuel as an accident

  20. Kinetics of low-temperature transitions and a reaction rate theory from non-equilibrium distributions

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    Aquilanti, Vincenzo; Coutinho, Nayara Dantas; Carvalho-Silva, Valter Henrique

    2017-03-01

    This article surveys the empirical information which originated both by laboratory experiments and by computational simulations, and expands previous understanding of the rates of chemical processes in the low-temperature range, where deviations from linearity of Arrhenius plots were revealed. The phenomenological two-parameter Arrhenius equation requires improvement for applications where interpolation or extrapolations are demanded in various areas of modern science. Based on Tolman's theorem, the dependence of the reciprocal of the apparent activation energy as a function of reciprocal absolute temperature permits the introduction of a deviation parameter d covering uniformly a variety of rate processes, from those where quantum mechanical tunnelling is significant and d 0, corresponding to the Pareto-Tsallis statistical weights: these generalize the Boltzmann-Gibbs weight, which is recovered for d = 0. It is shown here how the weights arise, relaxing the thermodynamic equilibrium limit, either for a binomial distribution if d > 0 or for a negative binomial distribution if d kinetics, where transport phenomena accelerate processes as the temperature increases; (ii) the sub-Arrhenius kinetics, where quantum mechanical tunnelling propitiates low-temperature reactivity; (iii) the anti-Arrhenius kinetics, where processes with no energetic obstacles are rate-limited by molecular reorientation requirements. Particular attention is given for case (i) to the treatment of diffusion and viscosity, for case (ii) to formulation of a transition rate theory for chemical kinetics including quantum mechanical tunnelling, and for case (iii) to the stereodirectional specificity of the dynamics of reactions strongly hindered by the increase of temperature. This article is part of the themed issue 'Theoretical and computational studies of non-equilibrium and non-statistical dynamics in the gas phase, in the condensed phase and at interfaces'.

  1. Significance of vapor phase chemical reactions on CVD rates predicted by chemically frozen and local thermochemical equilibrium boundary layer theories

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    Gokoglu, Suleyman A.

    1988-01-01

    This paper investigates the role played by vapor-phase chemical reactions on CVD rates by comparing the results of two extreme theories developed to predict CVD mass transport rates in the absence of interfacial kinetic barrier: one based on chemically frozen boundary layer and the other based on local thermochemical equilibrium. Both theories consider laminar convective-diffusion boundary layers at high Reynolds numbers and include thermal (Soret) diffusion and variable property effects. As an example, Na2SO4 deposition was studied. It was found that gas phase reactions have no important role on Na2SO4 deposition rates and on the predictions of the theories. The implications of the predictions of the two theories to other CVD systems are discussed.

  2. Kinetic performance limits of constant pressure versus constant flow rate gradient elution separations. Part I: theory.

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    Broeckhoven, K; Verstraeten, M; Choikhet, K; Dittmann, M; Witt, K; Desmet, G

    2011-02-25

    We report on a general theoretical assessment of the potential kinetic advantages of running LC gradient elution separations in the constant-pressure mode instead of in the customarily used constant-flow rate mode. Analytical calculations as well as numerical simulation results are presented. It is shown that, provided both modes are run with the same volume-based gradient program, the constant-pressure mode can potentially offer an identical separation selectivity (except from some small differences induced by the difference in pressure and viscous heating trajectory), but in a significantly shorter time. For a gradient running between 5 and 95% of organic modifier, the decrease in analysis time can be expected to be of the order of some 20% for both water-methanol and water-acetonitrile gradients, and only weakly depending on the value of V(G)/V₀ (or equivalently t(G)/t₀). Obviously, the gain will be smaller when the start and end composition lie closer to the viscosity maximum of the considered water-organic modifier system. The assumptions underlying the obtained results (no effects of pressure and temperature on the viscosity or retention coefficient) are critically reviewed, and can be inferred to only have a small effect on the general conclusions. It is also shown that, under the adopted assumptions, the kinetic plot theory also holds for operations where the flow rate varies with the time, as is the case for constant-pressure operation. Comparing both operation modes in a kinetic plot representing the maximal peak capacity versus time, it is theoretically predicted here that both modes can be expected to perform equally well in the fully C-term dominated regime (where H varies linearly with the flow rate), while the constant pressure mode is advantageous for all lower flow rates. Near the optimal flow rate, and for linear gradients running from 5 to 95% organic modifier, time gains of the order of some 20% can be expected (or 25-30% when accounting for

  3. Kinetics of low-temperature transitions and a reaction rate theory from non-equilibrium distributions.

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    Aquilanti, Vincenzo; Coutinho, Nayara Dantas; Carvalho-Silva, Valter Henrique

    2017-04-28

    This article surveys the empirical information which originated both by laboratory experiments and by computational simulations, and expands previous understanding of the rates of chemical processes in the low-temperature range, where deviations from linearity of Arrhenius plots were revealed. The phenomenological two-parameter Arrhenius equation requires improvement for applications where interpolation or extrapolations are demanded in various areas of modern science. Based on Tolman's theorem, the dependence of the reciprocal of the apparent activation energy as a function of reciprocal absolute temperature permits the introduction of a deviation parameter d covering uniformly a variety of rate processes, from those where quantum mechanical tunnelling is significant and d  0, corresponding to the Pareto-Tsallis statistical weights: these generalize the Boltzmann-Gibbs weight, which is recovered for d = 0. It is shown here how the weights arise, relaxing the thermodynamic equilibrium limit, either for a binomial distribution if d > 0 or for a negative binomial distribution if d theory for chemical kinetics including quantum mechanical tunnelling, and for case (iii) to the stereodirectional specificity of the dynamics of reactions strongly hindered by the increase of temperature.This article is part of the themed issue 'Theoretical and computational studies of non-equilibrium and non-statistical dynamics in the gas phase, in the condensed phase and at interfaces'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  4. Efficient dynamical correction of the transition state theory rate estimate for a flat energy barrier

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    Mökkönen, Harri; Jónsson, Hannes

    2016-01-01

    The recrossing correction to the transition state theory estimate of a thermal rate can be difficult to calculate when the energy barrier is flat. This problem arises, for example, in polymer escape if the polymer is long enough to stretch between the initial and final state energy wells while the polymer beads undergo diffusive motion back and forth over the barrier. We present an efficient method for evaluating the correction factor by constructing a sequence of hyperplanes starting at the transition state and calculating the probability that the system advances from one hyperplane to another towards the product. This is analogous to what is done in forward flux sampling except that there the hyperplane sequence starts at the initial state. The method is applied to the escape of polymers with up to 64 beads from a potential well. For high temperature, the results are compared with direct Langevin dynamics simulations as well as forward flux sampling and excellent agreement between the three rate estimates i...

  5. Evaporation of Liquid Droplet in Nano and Micro Scales from Statistical Rate Theory.

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    Duan, Fei; He, Bin; Wei, Tao

    2015-04-01

    The statistical rate theory (SRT) is applied to predict the average evaporation flux of liquid droplet after the approach is validated in the sessile droplet experiments of the water and heavy water. The steady-state experiments show a temperature discontinuity at the evaporating interface. The average evaporation flux is evaluated by individually changing the measurement at a liquid-vapor interface, including the interfacial liquid temperature, the interfacial vapor temperature, the vapor-phase pressure, and the droplet size. The parameter study shows that a higher temperature jump would reduce the average evaporation flux. The average evaporation flux can significantly be influenced by the interfacial liquid temperature and the vapor-phase pressure. The variation can switch the evaporation into condensation. The evaporation flux is found to remain relative constant if the droplet is larger than a micro scale, while the smaller diameters in nano scale can produce a much higher evaporation flux. In addition, a smaller diameter of droplets with the same liquid volume has a larger surface area. It is suggested that the evaporation rate increases dramatically as the droplet shrinks into nano size.

  6. 浅析简爱的性格特征%Development of the Characters of Jane Eyre

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    刘克静

    2005-01-01

    This thesis analyzes the heroine, Jane Eyre's characters, such as warm- hearted, self- justification, self- respect, self- esteem and self - strength. In the original work, it has been succeeded in creating one of the greatest love novels of Nineteenth Century English Literature, and discovered the social problem that men have superiority to women in the Victorian age.%文章分析了主人公的热心、追求正义、自尊、自爱、自强等性格特征,同时分析了原著如何成为十九世纪英国文学史上最伟大的爱情小说,并从作品的思想内容上揭示了当时的英国维多利亚时代男尊女卑的社会问题.

  7. Comment on "Quantitative performance metrics for stratospheric-resolving chemistry-climate models" by Waugh and Eyring

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    V. Grewe

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This comment focuses on the statistical limitations of a model grading, as applied by D. Waugh and V. Eyring (2008 (WE08. The grade g is calculated for a specific diagnostic, which basically relates the difference of model and observational data to the standard deviation in the observational dataset. Monte Carlo simulations show that this method is not leading to statistical significant gradings. Moreover, the difference between two models is hardly significant. The results of the statistical tests performed in WE08 agree with our findings. However, most of those tests are based on special cases, which implicitely assume that observations are available without any errors and that the interannual variability of the observational data and the model data are equal. Without these assumptions the grading becomes basically insignificant. We further show that the inclusion of confidence intervals into the grading approach is necessary, since it has the potential to change the grading results drastically.

  8. Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait Using Parameters from Macromolecular Rate Theory

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    Charlotte Jean Alster

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The activity of soil microbial extracellular enzymes is strongly controlled by temperature, yet the degree to which temperature sensitivity varies by microbe and enzyme type is unclear. Such information would allow soil microbial enzymes to be incorporated in a traits-based framework to improve prediction of ecosystem response to global change. If temperature sensitivity varies for specific soil enzymes, then determining the underlying causes of variation in temperature sensitivity of these enzymes will provide fundamental insights for predicting nutrient dynamics belowground. In this study, we characterized how both microbial taxonomic variation as well as substrate type affects temperature sensitivity. We measured β-glucosidase, leucine aminopeptidase, and phosphatase activities at six temperatures: 4, 11, 25, 35, 45, and 60°C, for seven different soil microbial isolates. To calculate temperature sensitivity, we employed two models, Arrhenius, which predicts an exponential increase in reaction rate with temperature, and Macromolecular Rate Theory (MMRT, which predicts rate to peak and then decline as temperature increases. We found MMRT provided a more accurate fit and allowed for more nuanced interpretation of temperature sensitivity in all of the enzyme × isolate combinations tested. Our results revealed that both the enzyme type and soil isolate type explain variation in parameters associated with temperature sensitivity. Because we found temperature sensitivity to be an inherent and variable property of an enzyme, we argue that it can be incorporated as a microbial functional trait, but only when using the MMRT definition of temperature sensitivity. We show that the Arrhenius metrics of temperature sensitivity are overly sensitive to test conditions, with activation energy changing depending on the temperature range it was calculated within. Thus, we propose the use of the MMRT definition of temperature sensitivity for accurate

  9. Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait Using Parameters from Macromolecular Rate Theory.

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    Alster, Charlotte J; Baas, Peter; Wallenstein, Matthew D; Johnson, Nels G; von Fischer, Joseph C

    2016-01-01

    The activity of soil microbial extracellular enzymes is strongly controlled by temperature, yet the degree to which temperature sensitivity varies by microbe and enzyme type is unclear. Such information would allow soil microbial enzymes to be incorporated in a traits-based framework to improve prediction of ecosystem response to global change. If temperature sensitivity varies for specific soil enzymes, then determining the underlying causes of variation in temperature sensitivity of these enzymes will provide fundamental insights for predicting nutrient dynamics belowground. In this study, we characterized how both microbial taxonomic variation as well as substrate type affects temperature sensitivity. We measured β-glucosidase, leucine aminopeptidase, and phosphatase activities at six temperatures: 4, 11, 25, 35, 45, and 60°C, for seven different soil microbial isolates. To calculate temperature sensitivity, we employed two models, Arrhenius, which predicts an exponential increase in reaction rate with temperature, and Macromolecular Rate Theory (MMRT), which predicts rate to peak and then decline as temperature increases. We found MMRT provided a more accurate fit and allowed for more nuanced interpretation of temperature sensitivity in all of the enzyme × isolate combinations tested. Our results revealed that both the enzyme type and soil isolate type explain variation in parameters associated with temperature sensitivity. Because we found temperature sensitivity to be an inherent and variable property of an enzyme, we argue that it can be incorporated as a microbial functional trait, but only when using the MMRT definition of temperature sensitivity. We show that the Arrhenius metrics of temperature sensitivity are overly sensitive to test conditions, with activation energy changing depending on the temperature range it was calculated within. Thus, we propose the use of the MMRT definition of temperature sensitivity for accurate interpretation of

  10. Analysis on the Genre of Jane Eyre%《简·爱》的文类属性剖析

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    张凝

    2016-01-01

    对文类属性的定位有助于我们更加深入地理解作品,还原作者的创作初衷。《简·爱》由于其作者的女性身份、英国文学的传统影响和两种文学思潮交接的创作年代而具有多种文学特色。通过对《简·爱》的层层剖析,剥掉其哥特风点缀和爱情童话的伪装,确定其文类属性为独特的女性成长小说。夏洛蒂·勃朗特始终植根于现实社会,简·爱关于灵魂平等的宣言,最终也消融于实用主义的现实生活之中。%Positioning the genre of an article helps us understand the work more deeply,and returns to the author’s original intention.Jane Eyre has many kinds of literary features because of its author’s female identity,the traditional influence of British literature and the creation of the transition of the two literary i-deas.Through analyzing Jane Eyre,we peel its gothic ornament and the disguise of fairy tale.We make sure its genre of unique female bildungsroman.Charlotte Bronte was always rooted in reality.Jane Eyre’s decla-ration about the equality of soul,eventually melted into pragmatic society.

  11. Extension of a Kinetic-Theory Approach for Computing Chemical-Reaction Rates to Reactions with Charged Particles

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    Liechty, Derek S.; Lewis, Mark J.

    2010-01-01

    Recently introduced molecular-level chemistry models that predict equilibrium and nonequilibrium reaction rates using only kinetic theory and fundamental molecular properties (i.e., no macroscopic reaction rate information) are extended to include reactions involving charged particles and electronic energy levels. The proposed extensions include ionization reactions, exothermic associative ionization reactions, endothermic and exothermic charge exchange reactions, and other exchange reactions involving ionized species. The extensions are shown to agree favorably with the measured Arrhenius rates for near-equilibrium conditions.

  12. Study on landslide hazard zonation based on factor weighting-rating theory in Slanic Prahova

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    Maftei, R.-M.; Vina, G.; Filipciuc, C.

    2012-04-01

    Studying the risks caused by landslides is important in the context of its forecast triggering. This study mainly integrates the background data that are related to historical and environmental factors and also current triggering factors. The theory on zoning hazard caused by landslides, Landslide Hazard Zonation, (LHZ) appeared in the 1960s. In this period the U.S. and many European countries began to use other triggers factors, besides the slope factor, in achieving hazard zoning. This theory has progressed due to the development of remote sensing and GIS technology, which were used to develop and analys methods and techniques consisting in combining data from different sources. The study of an area involves analysing the geographical position data, estimating the surface, the type of terrain, altitude, identifing the landslides in the area and some geological summary data. Data sources. The data used in this study are: · Landsat 7 satellite images; · 30 m spatial resolution, from which is derived the vegetation index; · topographic maps 1:25 000 from which we can obtain the numerical altitude model (DEM) (used to calculate the slope and relative altitude to land) · geological maps 1:50 000. Studied factors. The main factors used and studied in achieving land slides hazard zoning are: - the rate of displacement, the angle of slope, lithology - the index of vegetation or ground coverage of vegetation (NDVI) - river network, structural factor 1. The calculation of normalized vegetation index is made based on Landsat ETM satellite images. This vegetation factor can be both a principal and a secondary trigger factor in landslides. In areas devoid of vegetation, landslides are triggered more often compared with those in which coverage is greater. 2. Factors derived from the numerical model are the slope and elevation relative altitude. This operation was made using the topographic map 1:25 000 from were the level curvs contour was extracted by digitization, and

  13. The pyrolysis of 2-methylfuran: a quantum chemical, statistical rate theory and kinetic modelling study.

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    Somers, Kieran P; Simmie, John M; Metcalfe, Wayne K; Curran, Henry J

    2014-03-21

    Due to the rapidly growing interest in the use of biomass derived furanic compounds as potential platform chemicals and fossil fuel replacements, there is a simultaneous need to understand the pyrolysis and combustion properties of such molecules. To this end, the potential energy surfaces for the pyrolysis relevant reactions of the biofuel candidate 2-methylfuran have been characterized using quantum chemical methods (CBS-QB3, CBS-APNO and G3). Canonical transition state theory is employed to determine the high-pressure limiting kinetics, k(T), of elementary reactions. Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus theory with an energy grained master equation is used to compute pressure-dependent rate constants, k(T,p), and product branching fractions for the multiple-well, multiple-channel reaction pathways which typify the pyrolysis reactions of the title species. The unimolecular decomposition of 2-methylfuran is shown to proceed via hydrogen atom transfer reactions through singlet carbene intermediates which readily undergo ring opening to form collisionally stabilised acyclic C5H6O isomers before further decomposition to C1-C4 species. Rate constants for abstraction by the hydrogen atom and methyl radical are reported, with abstraction from the alkyl side chain calculated to dominate. The fate of the primary abstraction product, 2-furanylmethyl radical, is shown to be thermal decomposition to the n-butadienyl radical and carbon monoxide through a series of ring opening and hydrogen atom transfer reactions. The dominant bimolecular products of hydrogen atom addition reactions are found to be furan and methyl radical, 1-butene-1-yl radical and carbon monoxide and vinyl ketene and methyl radical. A kinetic mechanism is assembled with computer simulations in good agreement with shock tube speciation profiles taken from the literature. The kinetic mechanism developed herein can be used in future chemical kinetic modelling studies on the pyrolysis and oxidation of 2-methylfuran

  14. Maximizing measurement efficiency of behavior rating scales using Item Response Theory: An example with the Social Skills Improvement System - Teacher Rating Scale.

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    Anthony, Christopher J; DiPerna, James C; Lei, Pui-Wa

    2016-04-01

    Measurement efficiency is an important consideration when developing behavior rating scales for use in research and practice. Although most published scales have been developed within a Classical Test Theory (CTT) framework, Item Response Theory (IRT) offers several advantages for developing scales that maximize measurement efficiency. The current study provides an example of using IRT to maximize rating scale efficiency with the Social Skills Improvement System - Teacher Rating Scale (SSIS - TRS), a measure of student social skills frequently used in practice and research. Based on IRT analyses, 27 items from the Social Skills subscales and 14 items from the Problem Behavior subscales of the SSIS - TRS were identified as maximally efficient. In addition to maintaining similar content coverage to the published version, these sets of maximally efficient items demonstrated similar psychometric properties to the published SSIS - TRS.

  15. Calculation of doublet capture rate for muon capture in deuterium within chiral effective field theory

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    Adam, J.; Tater, M.; Truhlík, E.; Epelbaum, E.; Machleidt, R.; Ricci, P.

    2012-03-01

    The doublet capture rate Λ1 / 2 of the negative muon capture in deuterium is calculated employing the nuclear wave functions generated from accurate nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials constructed at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order of heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory and the weak meson exchange current operator derived within the same formalism. All but one of the low-energy constants that enter the calculation were fixed from pion-nucleon and nucleon-nucleon scattering data. The low-energy constant dˆR (cD), which cannot be determined from the purely two-nucleon data, was extracted recently from the triton β-decay and the binding energies of the three-nucleon systems. The calculated values of Λ1 / 2 show a rather large spread for the used values of the dˆR. Precise measurement of Λ1 / 2 in the future will not only help to constrain the value of dˆR, but also provide a highly nontrivial test of the nuclear chiral EFT framework. Besides, the precise knowledge of the constant dˆR will allow for consistent calculations of other two-nucleon weak processes, such as proton-proton fusion and solar neutrino scattering on deuterons, which are important for astrophysics.

  16. Gender Differences In Using Questions—An Investigation of the Ques-tions Used by Mr. Rochester and Jane in Jane Eyre%Gender Differences In Using Questions—An Investigation of the Ques-tions Used by Mr.Rochester and Jane in Jane Eyre

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    李清辉; 楼捷

    2015-01-01

    In literature,differences in the description of female and male characters have been noticeable for a long time.In this study,the novel Jane Eyre is uses as a material to investigate whether there are in fact any significant differences in the questions Mr.Rochester and Jane use and how the questions function to portray these two main characters.

  17. A numerical basis for strain-gradient plasticity theory: Rate-independent and rate-dependent formulations

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    Nielsen, Kim Lau; Niordson, Christian Frithiof

    2014-01-01

    of a single plastic zone is analyzed to illustrate the agreement with earlier published results, whereafter examples of (ii) multiple plastic zone interaction, and (iii) elastic–plastic loading/unloading are presented. Here, the simple shear problem of an infinite slab constrained between rigid plates......–plastic loading/unloading and the interaction of multiple plastic zones, is proposed. The predicted model response is compared to the corresponding rate-dependent version of visco-plastic origin, and coinciding results are obtained in the limit of small strain-rate sensitivity. First, (i) the evolution...

  18. What's New and What's Old in New Growth Theory: Endogenous Technology, Microfoundation, and Growth Rate Predictions

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    Schneider, Johannes; Ziesemer, Thomas

    1994-01-01

    This paper surveys new growth theory with emphasis on three open issues known from old endogenous growth theory of the sixties: i) What is the content of the black-box variable 'technology'? ii) Which market structure prevails when endogenous technology generates dynamically increasing returns to scale? iii) What are the justifications for and implications of different specifications of production functions for technical progress? We show that new growth theory has made progress on the first ...

  19. Jane Eyre: Passive Revolt out of Inferiority%简·爱:出于自卑而反抗的心路历程

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    李岩; 姜宏

    2006-01-01

    勃朗特的代表作中的女主人公简爱因勇于反抗不公,追求幸福而吸引读者.但是分析她的行为以及背后的深层原因,会发现她是出于自卑而被动的反抗,同时因为无法摆脱世俗和社会的影响,她的反抗有很大的局限性.%Jane Eyre, heroine of the novel Jane Eyre - the representative work of Charlotte Bronte, appeals to readers with her great courage to rebel against unfairness and to seek for freedom and welfare. Yet analyzing her behavior and the immanent motivation,the author draws the conclusion that with her inevitable inferiority complexity and strong social influence, her revolt is full of weakness and passivity.

  20. Theory of bi-molecular association dynamics in 2D for accurate model and experimental parameterization of binding rates.

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    Yogurtcu, Osman N; Johnson, Margaret E

    2015-08-28

    The dynamics of association between diffusing and reacting molecular species are routinely quantified using simple rate-equation kinetics that assume both well-mixed concentrations of species and a single rate constant for parameterizing the binding rate. In two-dimensions (2D), however, even when systems are well-mixed, the assumption of a single characteristic rate constant for describing association is not generally accurate, due to the properties of diffusional searching in dimensions d ≤ 2. Establishing rigorous bounds for discriminating between 2D reactive systems that will be accurately described by rate equations with a single rate constant, and those that will not, is critical for both modeling and experimentally parameterizing binding reactions restricted to surfaces such as cellular membranes. We show here that in regimes of intrinsic reaction rate (ka) and diffusion (D) parameters ka/D > 0.05, a single rate constant cannot be fit to the dynamics of concentrations of associating species independently of the initial conditions. Instead, a more sophisticated multi-parametric description than rate-equations is necessary to robustly characterize bimolecular reactions from experiment. Our quantitative bounds derive from our new analysis of 2D rate-behavior predicted from Smoluchowski theory. Using a recently developed single particle reaction-diffusion algorithm we extend here to 2D, we are able to test and validate the predictions of Smoluchowski theory and several other theories of reversible reaction dynamics in 2D for the first time. Finally, our results also mean that simulations of reactive systems in 2D using rate equations must be undertaken with caution when reactions have ka/D > 0.05, regardless of the simulation volume. We introduce here a simple formula for an adaptive concentration dependent rate constant for these chemical kinetics simulations which improves on existing formulas to better capture non-equilibrium reaction dynamics from dilute

  1. MODIFICATION OF EYRING'S MODEL AND STUDY ON VISCOSITY OF LIQUID MIXTURES%Eyring模型的修正及液体混合物粘度的研究

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    叶长志; 虞大红; 刘国杰

    1999-01-01

    The molecular model of viscous flow of liquid proposed by Eyring is modified from two respects, namely, the activated energy of viscous flow and the frequency with which activated molecule falls into the hole. A viscosity equation with a single adjustable parameter is obtained, which can be satisfactorily used to correlate and predict the viscosity of various liquid mixtures except aqueous systems. The calculated results show that the agreement with experimental values prevails over Grunberg-Nissan and Wei-Rowley equations etc.

  2. NEW PRINCIPLES OF WORK AND ENERGY AS WELL AS POWER AND ENERGY RATE FOR CONTINUUM FIELD THEORIES

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    戴天民

    2001-01-01

    New principles of work and energy as well as power and energy rate with cross terms for polar and nonlocal polar continuum field theories were presented and from them all corresponding equations of motion and boundary conditions as well as complete equations of energy and energy rate with the help of generalized Piola' s theorems were naturally derived in all and without any additional requirement. Finally, some new balance laws of energy and energy rate for generalized continuum mechanics were established. The new principles of work and energy as well as power and energy rate with cross terms presented in this paper are believed to be new and they have corrected the incompleteness of all existing corresponding principles and laws without cross terms in literatures of generalized continuum field theories.

  3. Jane Eyre Character Analysis from Feminism Perspective%女性主义视角下的《简·爱》性格分析

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    陈敬梅

    2014-01-01

    《简·爱》是十九世纪英国著名的女作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作。书中塑造了一位极具性格魅力的女性形象--简·爱。本文旨从她反抗社会的不公、追求自由、平等的爱情以及追求人格独立、维护自己尊严这三个展现其女性意识的角度来探讨简·爱的性格魅力。%"Jane o Eyre"is a famous nineteenth-century British women writers Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece. The book shaped a very charismatic image of women-Jane oEyre. This paper aims to fight social injustice in her pursuit of freedom, equality and the pursuit of personal independence love, these three safeguard their dignity and perspective to show its women sense to explore the charismatic of Jane oEyre.

  4. Diffusion of Innovation Theory and Xbox Live: Examining Minority Gamers' Responses and Rate of Adoption to Changes in Xbox Live

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    Gray, Kishonna L.

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the response of minority gamers as they adopt new innovations in Xbox Live. Using diffusion of innovation theory, specific attention is given to gamers' rate of adoption of the new Xbox Live environment, which was a recent update to the Xbox Live interface. By employing virtual ethnography, observations, and interviews reveal…

  5. RENEWAL OF BASIC LAWS AND PRINCIPLES FOR POLAR CONTINUUM THEORIES(Ⅶ)-INCREMENTAL RATE TYPE

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    戴安民

    2003-01-01

    The purpose is to establish the rather complete equations of motion, boundary conditions and equation of energy rate of incremental rate type for micropolar continua. To this end the rather complete definitions for rates of deformation gradient and its inverse are made. The new relations between various stress and couple stress rate tensors are derived.Finally, the coupled equations of motion, boundary conditions and equation of energy rate of incremental rate type for continuum mechanics are obtained as a special case.

  6. Strain Rate Dependence of Compressive Yield and Relaxation in DGEBA Epoxies

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    Arechederra, Gabriel K.; Reprogle, Riley C.; Clarkson, Caitlyn M.; McCoy, John D.; Kropka, Jamie M.; Long, Kevin N.; Chambers, Robert S.

    2015-03-01

    The mechanical response in uniaxial compression of two diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A epoxies were studied. These were 828DEA (Epon 828 cured with diethanolamine (DEA)) and 828T403 (Epon 828 cured with Jeffamine T-403). Two types of uniaxial compression tests were performed: A) constant strain rate compression and B) constant strain rate compression followed by a constant strain relaxation. The peak (yield) stress was analyzed as a function of strain rate from Eyring theory for activation volume. Runs at different temperatures permitted the construction of a mastercurve, and the resulting shift factors resulted in an activation energy. Strain and hold tests were performed for a low strain rate where a peak stress was lacking and for a higher strain rate where the peak stress was apparent. Relaxation from strains at different places along the stress-strain curve was tracked and compared. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  7. JINGQIU-JANE EYRE IN CHINA%中国式“简·爱”——静秋

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    杨海荣

    2012-01-01

    British novelist Charlotte Bronte created a female image filled with self-esteem, self-reliance, self-respect in her Jane Eyre and Jane stood in the Western literary history due to her unique and channing character. And a hundred years later, a Chinese writer Amy wrote Under the Haw Thron Tree which allows people to appreciate that pure love and to remember the ordinary Chinese girl -Jingqiu. She is weak and small, but with strong character. She is like the bloom in the wind, no matter how hard the environment is, she could produce the most beautiful flowers. Her beauty, self-esteem, self-improvement, self-respect make her become Chinese Jane Eyre, and therefore, become another shining image of women in China's contemporary literature.%英国小说家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的《简·爱》,塑造了一个自尊、自强、自爱的女性形象,并使简·爱以其独特的性格魅力屹立于西方文学史。而一百多年后,在中国的文坛上,作家艾米写的《山楂树之恋》,让人们在体味那纯美爱情的同时,也记住了静秋这样一个普通的中国女孩。她弱小却坚毅要强的秉性,她美丽、自尊、自强、自爱的品性,就像寒风中的腊梅,无论环境多么恶劣,傲然绽放她如美丽花朵般的魅力。使其成为中国式的“简·爱”,也因此成为中国当代文学史上又一个光辉的女性形象。

  8. A combined chemical, isotopic and microstructural study of pyrite from roll-front uranium deposits, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia

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    Ingham, Edwina S.; Cook, Nigel J.; Cliff, John; Ciobanu, Cristiana L.; Huddleston, Adam

    2014-01-01

    The common sulfide mineral pyrite is abundant throughout sedimentary uranium systems at Pepegoona, Pepegoona West and Pannikan, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia. Combined chemical, isotopic and microstructural analysis of pyrite indicates variation in fluid composition, sulfur source and precipitation conditions during a protracted mineralization event. The results show the significant role played by pyrite as a metal scavenger and monitor of fluid changes in low-temperature hydrothermal systems. In-situ micrometer-scale sulfur isotope analyses of pyrite demonstrated broad-scale isotopic heterogeneity (δ34S = -43.9 to +32.4‰VCDT), indicative of complex, multi-faceted pyrite evolution, and sulfur derived from more than a single source. Preserved textures support this assertion and indicate a genetic model involving more than one phase of pyrite formation. Authigenic pyrite underwent prolonged evolution and recrystallization, evidenced by a genetic relationship between archetypal framboidal aggregates and pyrite euhedra. Secondary hydrothermal pyrite commonly displays hyper-enrichment of several trace elements (Mn, Co, Ni, As, Se, Mo, Sb, W and Tl) in ore-bearing horizons. Hydrothermal fluids of magmatic and meteoric origins supplied metals to the system but the geochemical signature of pyrite suggests a dominantly granitic source and also the influence of mafic rock types. Irregular variation in δ34S, coupled with oscillatory trace element zonation in secondary pyrite, is interpreted in terms of continuous variations in fluid composition and cycles of diagenetic recrystallization. A late-stage oxidizing fluid may have mobilized selenium from pre-existing pyrite. Subsequent restoration of reduced conditions within the aquifer caused ongoing pyrite re-crystallization and precipitation of selenium as native selenium. These results provide the first qualitative constraints on the formation mechanisms of the uranium deposits at Beverley North. Insights into

  9. Rate theory of solvent exchange and kinetics of Li(+) - BF4 (-)/PF6 (-) ion pairs in acetonitrile.

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    Dang, Liem X; Chang, Tsun-Mei

    2016-09-07

    In this paper, we describe our efforts to apply rate theories in studies of solvent exchange around Li(+) and the kinetics of ion pairings in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). We report one of the first computer simulations of the exchange dynamics around solvated Li(+) in acetonitrile (ACN), which is a common solvent used in LIBs. We also provide details of the ion-pairing kinetics of Li(+)-[BF4] and Li(+)-[PF6] in ACN. Using our polarizable force-field models and employing classical rate theories of chemical reactions, we examine the ACN exchange process between the first and second solvation shells around Li(+). We calculate exchange rates using transition state theory and weighted them with the transmission coefficients determined by the reactive flux, Impey, Madden, and McDonald approaches, and Grote-Hynes theory. We found the relaxation times changed from 180 ps to 4600 ps and from 30 ps to 280 ps for Li(+)-[BF4] and Li(+)-[PF6] ion pairs, respectively. These results confirm that the solvent response to the kinetics of ion pairing is significant. Our results also show that, in addition to affecting the free energy of solvation into ACN, the anion type also should significantly influence the kinetics of ion pairing. These results will increase our understanding of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of LIB systems.

  10. Microcanonical unimolecular rate theory at surfaces. I. Dissociative chemisorption of methane on Pt(111)

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    Bukoski, A.; Blumling, D.; Harrison, I.

    2003-01-01

    A model of gas-surface reactivity is developed based on the ideas that (a) adsorbate chemistry is a local phenomenon, (b) the active system energy of an adsorbed molecule and a few immediately adjacent surface atoms suffices to fix microcanonical rate constants for surface kinetic processes such as desorption and dissociation, and (c) energy exchange between the local adsorbate-surface complexes and the surrounding substrate can be modeled via a Master equation to describe the system/heat reservoir coupling. The resulting microcanonical unimolecular rate theory (MURT) for analyzing and predicting both thermal equilibrium and nonequilibrium kinetics for surface reactions is applied to the dissociative chemisorption of methane on Pt(111). Energy exchange due to phonon-mediated energy transfer between the local adsorbate-surface complexes and the surface is explored and estimated to be insignificant for the reactive experimental conditions investigated here. Simulations of experimental molecular beam data indicate that the apparent threshold energy for CH4 dissociative chemisorption on Pt(111) is E0=0.61 eV (over a C-H stretch reaction coordinate), the local adsorbate-surface complex includes three surface oscillators, and the pooled energy from 16 active degrees of freedom is available to help surmount the dissociation barrier. For nonequilibrium molecular beam experiments, predictions are made for the initial methane dissociative sticking coefficient as a function of isotope, normal translational energy, molecular beam nozzle temperature, and surface temperature. MURT analysis of the thermal programmed desorption of CH4 physisorbed on Pt(111) finds the physisorption well depth is 0.16 eV. Thermal equilibrium dissociative sticking coefficients for methane on Pt(111) are predicted for the temperature range from 250-2000 K. Tolman relations for the activation energy under thermal equilibrium conditions and for a variety of "effective activation energies" under

  11. Theory of activated-rate processes under shear with application to shear-induced aggregation of colloids.

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    Zaccone, Alessio; Wu, Hua; Gentili, Daniele; Morbidelli, Massimo

    2009-11-01

    Using an approximation scheme within the convective diffusion (two-body Smoluchowski) equation framework, we unveil the shear-driven aggregation mechanism at the origin of structure formation in sheared colloidal systems. The theory, verified against numerics and experiments, explains the induction time followed by explosive (irreversible) rise of viscosity observed in charge-stabilized colloidal and protein systems under steady shear. The Arrhenius-type equation with shear derived here, extending Kramers' theory in the presence of shear, clearly demonstrates the important role of shear drive in activated-rate processes as they are encountered in soft condensed matter.

  12. Behavioral momentum theory fails to account for the effects of reinforcement rate on resurgence.

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    Craig, Andrew R; Shahan, Timothy A

    2016-05-01

    The behavioral-momentum model of resurgence predicts reinforcer rates within a resurgence preparation should have three effects on target behavior. First, higher reinforcer rates in baseline (Phase 1) produce more persistent target behavior during extinction plus alternative reinforcement. Second, higher rate alternative reinforcement during Phase 2 generates greater disruption of target responding during extinction. Finally, higher rates of either reinforcement source should produce greater responding when alternative reinforcement is suspended in Phase 3. Recent empirical reports have produced mixed results in terms of these predictions. Thus, the present experiment further examined reinforcer-rate effects on persistence and resurgence. Rats pressed target levers for high-rate or low-rate variable-interval food during Phase 1. In Phase 2, target-lever pressing was extinguished, an alternative nose-poke became available, and nose-poking produced either high-rate variable-interval, low-rate variable-interval, or no (an extinction control) alternative reinforcement. Alternative reinforcement was suspended in Phase 3. For groups that received no alternative reinforcement, target-lever pressing was less persistent following high-rate than low-rate Phase-1 reinforcement. Target behavior was more persistent with low-rate alternative reinforcement than with high-rate alternative reinforcement or extinction alone. Finally, no differences in Phase-3 responding were observed for groups that received either high-rate or low-rate alternative reinforcement, and resurgence occurred only following high-rate alternative reinforcement. These findings are inconsistent with the momentum-based model of resurgence. We conclude this model mischaracterizes the effects of reinforcer rates on persistence and resurgence of operant behavior.

  13. Chimpanzee choice rates in competitive games match equilibrium game theory predictions.

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    Martin, Christopher Flynn; Bhui, Rahul; Bossaerts, Peter; Matsuzawa, Tetsuro; Camerer, Colin

    2014-06-05

    The capacity for strategic thinking about the payoff-relevant actions of conspecifics is not well understood across species. We use game theory to make predictions about choices and temporal dynamics in three abstract competitive situations with chimpanzee participants. Frequencies of chimpanzee choices are extremely close to equilibrium (accurate-guessing) predictions, and shift as payoffs change, just as equilibrium theory predicts. The chimpanzee choices are also closer to the equilibrium prediction, and more responsive to past history and payoff changes, than two samples of human choices from experiments in which humans were also initially uninformed about opponent payoffs and could not communicate verbally. The results are consistent with a tentative interpretation of game theory as explaining evolved behavior, with the additional hypothesis that chimpanzees may retain or practice a specialized capacity to adjust strategy choice during competition to perform at least as well as, or better than, humans have.

  14. Slip Flow of Powell-Eyring Liquid Film Due to an Unsteady Stretching Sheet with Heat Generation

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    Mahmoud, Mostafa A. A.; Megahed, Ahmed M.

    2016-06-01

    This paper is focused on the study of the viscous Powell-Eyring liquid thin film flow and heat transfer driven by an unsteady stretching sheet in the presence of slip velocity and non-uniform heat generation. A system of equations for momentum and thermal energy are reduced to a set of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations with the aid of dimensionless transformation. The resulting seven-parameter problem has been solved numerically by using an efficient shooting technique coupled with the fourth-order Runge-Kutta algorithm over the entire range of physical parameters. To interpret various physical parameters governing the flow and heat transfer which appear in the momentum and energy equations, the results are presented graphically. The present results are compared with some of the earlier published work in some limiting cases and are found to be in an excellent agreement. This favorable comparison lends confidence in the numerical results to be reported in the present work. Furthermore, the effects of the parameters governing the thin film flow and heat transfer are examined and discussed through graphs and tables. Also, the values of the local skin-friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number for different values of physical parameters are presented through tables. Additionally, the obtained results for some particular cases of the present problem appear in good agreement with the literature review.

  15. A kinetic-theory approach for computing chemical-reaction rates in upper-atmosphere hypersonic flows.

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    Gallis, Michael A; Bond, Ryan B; Torczynski, John R

    2009-09-28

    Recently proposed molecular-level chemistry models that predict equilibrium and nonequilibrium reaction rates using only kinetic theory and fundamental molecular properties (i.e., no macroscopic reaction-rate information) are investigated for chemical reactions occurring in upper-atmosphere hypersonic flows. The new models are in good agreement with the measured Arrhenius rates for near-equilibrium conditions and with both measured rates and other theoretical models for far-from-equilibrium conditions. Additionally, the new models are applied to representative combustion and ionization reactions and are in good agreement with available measurements and theoretical models. Thus, molecular-level chemistry modeling provides an accurate method for predicting equilibrium and nonequilibrium chemical-reaction rates in gases.

  16. Extensions to DSD theory: Analysis of PBX 9502 rate stick data

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    Aslam, T.D.; Bdzil, J.B.; Hill, L.G.

    1998-12-31

    Recent extensions to DSD theory and modeling argue that the intrinsic front propagation law can depend on variables in addition to the total shock-front curvature. Here the authors outline this work and present results of high-resolution numerical simulations of 2D detonation that verify the theory on some points, but disagree with it on others. Chief among these is the verification of the extended propagation laws and the observation that the curvature is infinite at the HE boundary. The authors discuss how these results impact the analysis of PBX 9502.

  17. The Relation Between Damping and Reaction Rates of Fermions in Hot Gauge Theories

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    Ayala, A P; Weber, A; Ayala, Alejandro; Olivo, Juan Carlos D'; Weber, Axel

    1998-01-01

    We examine the relation between the damping rate of a chiral fermion mode propagating in a hot plasma and the rate at which the mode approaches equilibrium. We show that these two quantities, obtained from the imaginary part of the fermion self-energy, are equal provided the reaction rate is defined using the appropriate wave function of the mode in the medium.

  18. Slaves to the eyring equation? : temperature dependence of life-history characters in developing ectotherms

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    Have, van der T.M.

    2008-01-01

    Keywords: Thermal reaction norm, phenotypic plasticity, enzyme kinetics, temperature, development rate, growth rate, body size, Drosophila, anura, thermal adaptation, thermal tolerance limits, reversible temperature inactivation, cell cycle, Sharpe – Schoolfield equation, degree-day summation, trade

  19. Social Disorganization Theory and Crime Rates on California Community College Campuses

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    Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha

    2017-01-01

    Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…

  20. Social Disorganization Theory and Crime Rates on California Community College Campuses

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    Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha

    2017-01-01

    Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…

  1. Challenging lanthanide relaxation theory: erbium and thulium complexes that show NMR relaxation rates faster than dysprosium and terbium analogues.

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    Funk, Alexander M; Harvey, Peter; Finney, Katie-Louise N A; Fox, Mark A; Kenwright, Alan M; Rogers, Nicola J; Senanayake, P Kanthi; Parker, David

    2015-07-07

    Measurements of the proton NMR paramagnetic relaxation rates for several series of isostructural lanthanide(III) complexes have been performed in aqueous solution over the field range 1.0 to 16.5 Tesla. The field dependence has been modeled using Bloch-Redfield-Wangsness theory, allowing values for the electronic relaxation time, Tle and the magnetic susceptibility, μeff, to be estimated. Anomalous relaxation rate profiles were obtained, notably for erbium and thulium complexes of low symmetry 8-coordinate aza-phosphinate complexes. Such behaviour challenges accepted theory and can be interpreted in terms of changes in Tle values that are a function of the transient ligand field induced by solvent collision and vary considerably between Ln(3+) ions, along with magnetic susceptibilities that deviate significantly from free-ion values.

  2. An Estimation of Turbulent Kinetic Energy and Energy Dissipation Rate Based on Atmospheric Boundary Layer Similarity Theory

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    Han, Jongil; Arya, S. Pal; Shaohua, Shen; Lin, Yuh-Lang; Proctor, Fred H. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    Algorithms are developed to extract atmospheric boundary layer profiles for turbulence kinetic energy (TKE) and energy dissipation rate (EDR), with data from a meteorological tower as input. The profiles are based on similarity theory and scalings for the atmospheric boundary layer. The calculated profiles of EDR and TKE are required to match the observed values at 5 and 40 m. The algorithms are coded for operational use and yield plausible profiles over the diurnal variation of the atmospheric boundary layer.

  3. Using a Theory-Consistent CVAR Scenario to Test an Exchange Rate Model Based on Imperfect Knowledge

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    Katarina Juselius

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A theory-consistent CVAR scenario describes a set of testable regularieties one should expect to see in the data if the basic assumptions of the theoretical model are empirically valid. Using this method, the paper demonstrates that all basic assumptions about the shock structure and steady-state behavior of an an imperfect knowledge based model for exchange rate determination can be formulated as testable hypotheses on common stochastic trends and cointegration. This model obtaines remarkable support for almost every testable hypothesis and is able to adequately account for the long persistent swings in the real exchange rate.

  4. Confirmation of linear system theory prediction: Rate of change of Herrnstein's κ as a function of response-force requirement

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    McDowell, J. J; Wood, Helena M.

    1985-01-01

    Four human subjects worked on all combinations of five variable-interval schedules and five reinforcer magnitudes (¢/reinforcer) in each of two phases of the experiment. In one phase the force requirement on the operandum was low (1 or 11 N) and in the other it was high (25 or 146 N). Estimates of Herrnstein's κ were obtained at each reinforcer magnitude. The results were: (1) response rate was more sensitive to changes in reinforcement rate at the high than at the low force requirement, (2) κ increased from the beginning to the end of the magnitude range for all subjects at both force requirements, (3) the reciprocal of κ was a linear function of the reciprocal of reinforcer magnitude for seven of the eight data sets, and (4) the rate of change of κ was greater at the high than at the low force requirement by an order of magnitude or more. The second and third findings confirm predictions made by linear system theory, and replicate the results of an earlier experiment (McDowell & Wood, 1984). The fourth finding confirms a further prediction of the theory and supports the theory's interpretation of conflicting data on the constancy of Herrnstein's κ. PMID:16812408

  5. Analysis of interface kinetics: solutions of the Gibbs-Thomson-type equation and of the kinetic rate theory

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    Salhoumi, A.; Galenko, P. K.

    2017-04-01

    Rapidly moving solid-liquid interface is treated analytically and numerically. Derivation and qualitative analysis of interface propagation kinetics is presented. Quantitative predictions of solutions, which follow from the Kinetic Rate Theory and the solution of Gibbs-Thomson-type equation, are compared with Molecular Dynamics simulation data (MD-data) on crystallization and melting of fcc-lattice of nickel. It is shown in the approximation of a linear behavior of the interface velocity versus undercooling that the Gibbs-Thomson-type equation and kinetic rate theory describe MD-data well enough, in the range of small growth velocity and within the range of relatively small undercooling, with a relative error for the obtained values of kinetic coefficient of the order 1.1%. Within the small-and long range of undercooling, in nonlinear behavior of the interface velocity versus undercooling, the kinetic rate theory disagrees sharply with MD-data, qualitatively and quantitatively, unlike to the Gibbs-Thomson-type equation which is in a good agreement with MD-data within the whole range of undercooling and crystal growth velocity.

  6. Role of metabolic rate and DNA-repair in Drosophila aging Implications for the mitochondrial mutation theory of aging

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    Miquel, J.; Binnard, R.; Fleming, J. E.

    1983-01-01

    The notion that injury to mitochondrial DNA is a cause of intrinsic aging was tested by correlating the different respiration rates of several wild strains of Drosophila melanogaster with the life-spans. Respiration rate and aging in a mutant of D. melanogaster deficient in postreplication repair were also investigated. In agreement with the rate of living theory, there was an inverse relation between oxygen consumption and median life-span in flies having normal DNA repair. The mutant showed an abnormally low life-span as compared to the controls and also exhibited significant deficiency in mating fitness and a depressed metabolic rate. Therefore, the short life-span of the mutant may be due to the congenital condition rather than to accelerated aging.

  7. Computing decay rates for new physics theories with FEYNRULES and MADGRAPH 5_AMC@NLO

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    Alwall, Johan; Duhr, Claude; Fuks, Benjamin; Mattelaer, Olivier; Öztürk, Deniz Gizem; Shen, Chia-Hsien

    2015-12-01

    We present new features of the FEYNRULES and MADGRAPH 5_AMC@NLO programs for the automatic computation of decay widths that consistently include channels of arbitrary final-state multiplicity. The implementations are generic enough so that they can be used in the framework of any quantum field theory, possibly including higher-dimensional operators. We extend at the same time the conventions of the Universal FEYNRULES Output (or UFO) format to include decay tables and information on the total widths. We finally provide a set of representative examples of the usage of the new functions of the different codes in the framework of the Standard Model, the Higgs Effective Field Theory, the Strongly Interacting Light Higgs model and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and compare the results to available literature and programs for validation purposes.

  8. Predicting Offender-Generated Exchange Rates: Implications for a Theory of Sentence Severity

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    May, David C.; Wood, Peter B.; Mooney, Jennifer L.; Minor, Kevin I.

    2005-01-01

    We solicited offender-generated exchange rates between prison and several noncustodial sanctions from a sample of 588 offenders currently serving community-based punishments. We then regressed these exchange rates on demographic, attitudinal, and correctional experience indicators. Males, Blacks, older offenders, offenders with prison experience,…

  9. Exchange rate misalignment, capital accumulation and income distribution: Theory and evidence from the case of Brazil

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    Oreiro José Luis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the relationship between economic growth, income distribution and real exchange rate within the neo-Kaleckian literature, through the construction of a nonlinear macrodynamic model for an open economy in which investment in fixed capital is assumed to be a quadratic function of the real exchange rate. The model demonstrates that the prevailing regime of accumulation in a given economy depends on the type of currency misalignment, so if the real exchange rate is overvalued, then the regime of accumulation will be profit-led, but if the exchange rate is undervalued, then the accumulation regime is wage-led. Subsequently, the adherence of the theoretical model to data is tested for Brazil in the period 1994/Q3-2008/Q4. The econometric results are consistent with the theoretical non-linear specification of the investment function used in the model, so that we can define the existence of a real exchange rate that maximizes the rate of capital accumulation for the Brazilian economy. From the estimate of this optimal rate we show that the real exchange rate is overvalued in 1994/Q3- 2001/Q1 and 2005/Q4-2008/Q4 and undervalued in the period 2001/Q2-2005/Q3. As a direct corollary of this result, it follows that the prevailing regime of accumulation in the Brazilian economy after the last quarter of 2005 is profit-led.

  10. Effects of simulated increased gravity on the rate of aging of rats - Implications for the rate of living theory of aging

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    Economos, A. C.; Ballard, R. C.; Blunden, M.; Miquel, J.; Lindseth, K. A.; Fleming, J.; Philpott, D. E.; Oyama, J.

    1982-01-01

    It was found that the rate of aging of 17 month old rats which had been exposed to 3.14 times normal gravity in an animal centrifuge for 8 months was larger than that of the controls as determined by the apparently elevated lipofuscin content in heart and kidney, reduced numbers and increased size of mitochondria of heart tissue, and inferior liver mitochondria respiration. Steady-state food intake per day per kg body weight, which is presumably proportional to rate of living or specific basal metabolic expenditure, was found to be about 18 percent higher than in the controls after an initial 2 month adaptation period. Although half of the centrifuged animals lived only a little shorter than the controls (average about 343 vs. 364 days on the average, statistically nonsignificant), the remaining half (longest survivors) lived on the centrifuge an average of 520 days (range 483-572) compared to an average of 574 days (range 502-615) for the controls, computed from the onset of centrifugation, or 11 percent shorter. These findings indicate that a moderate increase of the level of basal metabolism of young adult rats adapted to hypergravity compared to controls in normal gravity is accompanied by a roughly similar increase in the rate of organ aging and reduction of survival, in agreement with Pearl's (1928) rate of living theory of aging, previously experimentally demonstrated only in poikilotherms.

  11. L’image du père et du jardin : Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë  et WideSargasso Sea de Jean Rhys Of Father Figures and Gardens: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

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    Anne-Marie Baranowski

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Though no father actually appears as a character either in Jane Eyre or in Wide Sargasso Sea, the father figure looms large in both novels, as a complex, protean and paradoxical entity, playing a crucial part in the fate of the protagonists. Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway are orphaned at an early age, Rochester’s father is depicted as remote and insensitive; the surrogate fathers —Antoinette’s stepfather, Jane’s uncles— mostly fail when they try to replace the missing one. Rochester himself is an ambiguous character who appears in both novels as a son, lover and husband on the one side, as a father figure on the other. In Wide Sargasso Sea he acquires through his marriage to the heiress Antoinette Cosway a legal authority which he eventually uses to destroy his wife; in Jane Eyre he first appears as the wealthier, more knowledgeable, stronger character before he discovers a female counterpart who does more than merely hold her ground.These different aspects of the father figure are closely linked to the motif of the garden which mirrors the inner development of the —mostly— female characters. It is not entirely similar to nature itself, though it is part of it; the latter means in both novels lethal dangers and elemental violence, whereas the garden is a sheltered place. In Wide Sargasso Sea, the debased garden of Coulibri simultaneously conveys a distorted, though by no means untrue reflection of the father figure and a sanctuary from the harshness of the outside world. It also means a place of peace and of simple joys for Jane Eyre, making up for the deprived life at the Lowood boarding school; but contrasting with Coulibri it does not preclude the contact with the outside world which she actually longs for. Hence the garden mirrors the crucial moments and experiences in the lives of both heroines, including love, married life and loss.

  12. A Positive Theory of Fixed-Rate Funds-Supplying Operations in an Accommodative Financial Environment

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    Junnosuke Shino

    2011-01-01

    This paper studies bidding behaviors in fixed-rate funds-supplying auctions using a simple game-theoretic model. While the existing literature argues that such auction schemes are vulnerable to the overbidding problem, the bid-to-cover ratio for the Bank of Japan's current fixed-rate operations has remained stable. We modify the stylized repo game by incorporating the current framework of fixed-rate funds-supplying auctions operated by the Bank of Japan and the accommodative financial environ...

  13. Non-white noise and a multiple-rate Markovian closure theory for turbulence

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    Hammett, G W; Hammett, Gregory W.; Bowman, John C.

    2002-01-01

    Markovian models of turbulence can be derived from the renormalized statistical closure equations of the direct-interaction approximation (DIA). Various simplifications are often introduced, including an assumption that the two-time correlation function is proportional to the renormalized infinitesimal propagator (Green's function), i.e. the decorrelation rate for fluctuations is equal to the decay rate for perturbations. While this is a rigorous result of the fluctuation--dissipation theorem for thermal equilibrium, it does not necessarily apply to all types of turbulence. Building on previous work on realizable Markovian closures, we explore a way to allow the decorrelation and decay rates to differ (which in some cases affords a more accurate treatment of effects such as non-white noise), while retaining the computational advantages of a Markovian approximation. Some Markovian approximations differ only in the initial transient phase, but the multiple-rate Markovian closure (MRMC) presented here could modi...

  14. 简·爱:一个爱恨交缠的灵魂--浅析《简·爱》中简·爱的形象%Jane Eyre:A love-Hate Intertwined Soul:A Brief Analy-sis on the Image of Jane Eyre in"Jane Eyre"

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    2013-01-01

    In the nineteenth century, the realism quietly rose, and the British novelist Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is the most important work. Through introducing the childhood experiences of Jane Eyre and her love story with Rochester, this paper at-tempts to explore Jane Eyre's deep spiritual core:a female char-acter with a humble birth and a twisted living road, but she al-ways adheres to the maintenance of independent personality, the pursuit of individual freedom and the advocation of life equality, and she also dares to fight for freedom.%  19世纪现实主义悄然崛起,英国小说家夏洛利·勃朗特的《简·爱》便是其扛鼎之作。本文试图通过简·爱的童年经历及与罗切斯特之间一波三折的爱情故事,探究简·爱的深层精神内核院一个出身低微、生活道路曲折,却始终坚持维护独立人格、追求个性自由、主张人生平等、敢于反抗、敢于争取自由,不向人生低头的坚强女性形象。

  15. Inappropriate Jane Eyre---An Innocent Interloper%“不合时宜”的简·爱--一个无辜的闯入者

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    冯茜; 林晓雯

    2015-01-01

    The British novelist Charlotte Bronte wrote in the 19th century Jane Eyre ,which not only tells readers a love story of prince and Cinderella,but clearly describes the life experience of the main character Jane Eyre as an inappropriate interloper.Jane Eyre's life was divided into five stages.From the first to the third stages,she was an inappropriate inter-loper who was swaying amid conflicts and rejections of different social classes.The last two stages present the integration of equal social classes.The novel was also filled with the interconnections of complex social classes and the overlap of the power relationship.%英国作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的小说《简·爱》不仅为读者提供了一个令人唏嘘不已的白马王子与灰姑娘的爱情故事,同时也隐晦而清晰地在小说文本中勾勒出简·爱作为一个“不合时宜”的不同阶层的闯入者的人生际遇。简·爱在她人生五个阶段有着不同的遭际:第一阶段到第三阶段的简·爱是一个“不合时宜”的闯入者,身处不同社会阶层的冲突与拒斥之中;第四阶段和第五阶段是平等阶级阶层的融合。这一小说文本充斥着复杂的阶级阶层的交织以及复杂权力关系的重叠。

  16. A Research Review of the Theme of Jane Eyre in Our Country%国内《简·爱》主题思想研究述评

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    邓楠

    2014-01-01

    夏洛蒂·勃朗特以一部带有自传色彩的小说《简·爱》享誉文坛。小说大胆地表现了女性的反叛、平等和追求独立的精神,受到全球各国读者的热议与赞扬。国内对《简·爱》的研究,主要集中在人物形象和思想主题研究两个方面。特别是主题思想的挖掘,由此而奠定了《简·爱》在文学史上的地位与价值。梳理和评述主题思想研究的成果,对拓展与推动《简·爱》的研究,具有重要的现实意义。%Charlotte Bronte is famous for his autobiographic flaVor noVel Jane Eyre. This noVel expresses boldly the female’s rebel-lion,equality and the spirit of pursuing independence,which gains a heated argument and compliment from the readers around the world. The domestic study on Jane Eyre mainly focues on the figures and theme. The exploration of its theme establishes its status and Value in the history of literature. It has practical significance to comb and reView the achieVements of the theme research in expanding and boosting the study of Jane Eyre.

  17. Examining the limits of time reweighting and Kramers' rate theory to obtain correct kinetics from accelerated molecular dynamics.

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    Xin, Yao; Doshi, Urmi; Hamelberg, Donald

    2010-06-14

    Accelerated molecular dynamics simulations are routinely being used to recover the correct canonical probability distributions corresponding to the original potential energy landscape of biomolecular systems. However, the limits of time reweighting, based on transition state theory, in obtaining true kinetic rates from accelerated molecular dynamics for biomolecular systems are less obvious. Here, we investigate this issue by studying the kinetics of cis-trans isomerization of peptidic omega bond by accelerated molecular dynamics. We find that time reweighting is valid for obtaining true kinetics when the original potential is not altered at the transition state regions, as expected. When the original potential landscape is modified such that the applied boost potential alters the transition state regions, time reweighting fails to reproduce correct kinetics and the reweighted rate is much slower than the true rate. By adopting the overdamped limit of Kramers' rate theory, we are successful in recovering correct kinetics irrespective of whether or not the transition state regions are modified. Furthermore, we tested the validity of the acceleration weight factor from the path integral formalism for obtaining the correct kinetics of cis-trans isomerization. It was found that this formulation of the weight factor is not suitable for long time scale processes such as cis-trans isomerization with high energy barriers.

  18. Application of decision-making theory to the regulation of muscular work rate during self-paced competitive endurance activity.

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    Renfree, Andrew; Martin, Louise; Micklewright, Dominic; St Clair Gibson, Alan

    2014-02-01

    Successful participation in competitive endurance activities requires continual regulation of muscular work rate in order to maximise physiological performance capacities, meaning that individuals must make numerous decisions with regards to the muscular work rate selected at any point in time. Decisions relating to the setting of appropriate goals and the overall strategic approach to be utilised are made prior to the commencement of an event, whereas tactical decisions are made during the event itself. This review examines current theories of decision-making in an attempt to explain the manner in which regulation of muscular work is achieved during athletic activity. We describe rational and heuristic theories, and relate these to current models of regulatory processes during self-paced exercise in an attempt to explain observations made in both laboratory and competitive environments. Additionally, we use rational and heuristic theories in an attempt to explain the influence of the presence of direct competitors on the quality of the decisions made during these activities. We hypothesise that although both rational and heuristic models can plausibly explain many observed behaviours in competitive endurance activities, the complexity of the environment in which such activities occur would imply that effective rational decision-making is unlikely. However, at present, many proposed models of the regulatory process share similarities with rational models. We suggest enhanced understanding of the decision-making process during self-paced activities is crucial in order to improve the ability to understand regulation of performance and performance outcomes during athletic activity.

  19. “There is Always The Other Side”:Deconstruction of English Identity and Masculinity-Intertextuality between Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre

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    WU Juan-juan

    2015-01-01

    Jean Rhys’Wide Sargasso Sea is the classic revisionary novella of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. It rewrites the tragic story of Mr. Rochester’s voiceless and lunatic ex-wife, Berthe Mason. This paper turns to the intertextual relationship between the two texts and argues that the subversive rewriting of Wide Sargasso Sea destabilizes and deconstructs Mr. Rochester’s English iden⁃tity and masculinity, which are manifestly presented in the pre-text. It therefore renders the young Mr. Rochester problematic and insufficient, reveals“the other side”of the story and articulately tells the truth about who is really the mad one.

  20. Jane Eyre におけるヒロインの願望と選択(中井紀明教授退任記念号)

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    吉田, 一穂

    2014-01-01

    Jane Eyre (1847) is a novel by Charlotte Bronte. When it was first published in October 1847, it caused a literary sensation. It was widely reviewed in the national and provincial press, with critics falling over one another to praise its freshness, vigour and reality. However, it was often attacked because of its radical thought of feminism. The heroine, a penniless orphan, has been left to the care of her aunt, Mrs. Reed. Harsh and unsympathetic treatment rouses the spirit of the child, and...

  1. Jane Eyre: del text a la pantalla : Un estudi comparatiu entre l'obra de Charlotte Brontë i l'adaptació cinematogràfica de Cary Fukunaga

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    2014-01-01

    Treball de fi de màster que estudia comparativament les relacions entre la novel·la "Jane Eyre" de Charlotte Brontë i l'adaptació cinematogràfica de la mateixa realitzada pel director Cary Fukunaga. Trabajo de fin de máster que estudia comparativamente las relaciones entre la novela "Jane Eyre" de Charlotte Brontë y la adaptación cinematográfica de la misma realizada por el director Cary Fukunaga. Master thesis for the Humanities program.

  2. HOW WE HAVE USED ITEM RESPONSE THEORY AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS RATES IN LARGE GENERAL CHEMISTRY CLASSES

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    Brock L. Casselman

    Full Text Available Since 2012 we have tracked general chemistry student success rates at the University of Utah. In efforts to improve those rates we have implemented math prerequisites, changed our discussion session format, installed some metacognitive exercises aimed at the lowest quartile of students and instituted a flipped classroom model. Furthermore, using Item Response Theory we have identified what topics each individual student struggles with on practice tests. These steps have increased our success rates to ~76%. As well, student performance on nationally normed American Chemical Society final exams has improved to a median of 86 percentile. Our lowest quartile of students in spring 2016 scored at the 51 st percentile, above the national median.

  3. EXCHANGE RATE DETERMINATION IN PAKISTAN: EVIDENCE BASED ON PURCHASING POWER PARITY THEORY

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    Khan, Muhammad Arshad; Qayyum, Abdul

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the empirical evidence on purchasing power parity (PPP) for Pak-rupee vis-à-vis US-dollar exchange rate using Johansen (1988) and Johansen and Juselius (1990) multivariate cointegration and bound testing approach to cointegration (Pesaran et al., 2001) over the period 1982Q2-2005Q4. We find a considerable support for the existence of long-run PPP. Furthermore, the results of error-correction suggest that nominal exchange rate plays an important role in eliminating deviatio...

  4. A dual theory of price and value in a meso-scale economic model with stochastic profit rate

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    Greenblatt, R. E.

    2014-12-01

    The problem of commodity price determination in a market-based, capitalist economy has a long and contentious history. Neoclassical microeconomic theories are based typically on marginal utility assumptions, while classical macroeconomic theories tend to be value-based. In the current work, I study a simplified meso-scale model of a commodity capitalist economy. The production/exchange model is represented by a network whose nodes are firms, workers, capitalists, and markets, and whose directed edges represent physical or monetary flows. A pair of multivariate linear equations with stochastic input parameters represent physical (supply/demand) and monetary (income/expense) balance. The input parameters yield a non-degenerate profit rate distribution across firms. Labor time and price are found to be eigenvector solutions to the respective balance equations. A simple relation is derived relating the expected value of commodity price to commodity labor content. Results of Monte Carlo simulations are consistent with the stochastic price/labor content relation.

  5. Function suggests nano-structure: towards a unified theory for secretion rate, a statistical mechanics approach.

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    Hammel, Ilan; Meilijson, Isaac

    2013-11-06

    The inventory of secretory granules along the plasma membrane can be viewed as maintained in two restricted compartments. The release-ready pool represents docked granules available for an initial stage of fast, immediate secretion, followed by a second stage of granule set-aside secretion pool, with significantly slower rate. Transmission electron microscopy ultra-structural investigations correlated with electrophysiological techniques and mathematical modelling have allowed the categorization of these secretory vesicle compartments, in which vesicles can be in various states of secretory competence. Using the above-mentioned approaches, the kinetics of single vesicle exocytosis can be worked out. The ultra-fast kinetics, explored in this study, represents the immediately available release-ready pool, in which granules bound to the plasma membrane are exocytosed upon Ca(2+) influx at the SNARE rosette at the base of porosomes. Formalizing Dodge and Rahamimoff findings on the effect of calcium concentration and incorporating the effect of SNARE transient rosette size, we postulate that secretion rate (rate), the number (X) of intracellular calcium ions available for fusion, calcium capacity (0 ≤ M ≤ 5) and the fusion nano-machine size (as measured by the SNARE rosette size K) satisfy the parsimonious M-K relation rate ≈ C × [Ca(2+)](min(X,M))e(-K/2).

  6. Implementation of Improved Transverse Shear Calculations and Higher Order Laminate Theory Into Strain Rate Dependent Analyses of Polymer Matrix Composites

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    Zhu, Lin-Fa; Kim, Soo; Chattopadhyay, Aditi; Goldberg, Robert K.

    2004-01-01

    A numerical procedure has been developed to investigate the nonlinear and strain rate dependent deformation response of polymer matrix composite laminated plates under high strain rate impact loadings. A recently developed strength of materials based micromechanics model, incorporating a set of nonlinear, strain rate dependent constitutive equations for the polymer matrix, is extended to account for the transverse shear effects during impact. Four different assumptions of transverse shear deformation are investigated in order to improve the developed strain rate dependent micromechanics model. The validities of these assumptions are investigated using numerical and theoretical approaches. A method to determine through the thickness strain and transverse Poisson's ratio of the composite is developed. The revised micromechanics model is then implemented into a higher order laminated plate theory which is modified to include the effects of inelastic strains. Parametric studies are conducted to investigate the mechanical response of composite plates under high strain rate loadings. Results show the transverse shear stresses cannot be neglected in the impact problem. A significant level of strain rate dependency and material nonlinearity is found in the deformation response of representative composite specimens.

  7. A New Labor Theory of Value for Rational Planning Through Use of the Bourgeois Profit Rate

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    Weizsäcker, C. C. Von; Samuelson, Paul A.

    1971-01-01

    To maximaze steady-state per capita consumptions, goods should be valued at their “synchronized labor requirement costs”, which are shown to deviate from Marx's schemata of “values” but to coincide with bourgeois prices calculated at dated labor requirements, marked-up by compound interest, at a profit or interest rate equal to the system's rate of exponential growth. With capitalists saving all their incomes for future profits, workers get all there is to get. Departures from such an exogenous, or endogenous, golden-rule state are the rule in history rather than the exception. In the case of exponential labor-augmenting change, it is shown that competitive prices will equal historically embodied labor content. PMID:16591926

  8. Testing Many-Worlds Quantum Theory By Measuring Pattern Convergence Rates

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    Tipler, Frank J.

    2008-01-01

    The Born Interpretation of the wave function gives only the relative frequencies as the number of observations approaches infinity. Using the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, specifically the fact that there must exist other versions of ourselves in the multiverse, I show that the observed frequencies should approach the Born frequencies as 1/N, where N is the number of observations. In the body of the paper I state this convergence rate precisely as AN EASILY TESTABLE FORMULA...

  9. Examples of Rate-Theory Constitutive Equations Which Unify Elasticity and Plasticity

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    Yield Condit.ion, Rate-Type Constitutive Equations, Differential Equations, Non-uniqueness, Lipschitz Condition, Prandtl-Reuss 20. A11STR ACT (Coniliwa...equations. We shall show how elastic behavior can correspond to uniqueness of solutions of such equations; how nonuniqueness of solutioncan...2. Indeed, the Piccard-Lindelof uniqueness theorem3 assures us of this, since a Lipschitz condition will hold when -l//r < s < l/1V. Indeed, as long

  10. Modeling of mitochondria bioenergetics using a composable chemiosmotic energy transduction rate law: theory and experimental validation.

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    Full Text Available Mitochondrial bioenergetic processes are central to the production of cellular energy, and a decrease in the expression or activity of enzyme complexes responsible for these processes can result in energetic deficit that correlates with many metabolic diseases and aging. Unfortunately, existing computational models of mitochondrial bioenergetics either lack relevant kinetic descriptions of the enzyme complexes, or incorporate mechanisms too specific to a particular mitochondrial system and are thus incapable of capturing the heterogeneity associated with these complexes across different systems and system states. Here we introduce a new composable rate equation, the chemiosmotic rate law, that expresses the flux of a prototypical energy transduction complex as a function of: the saturation kinetics of the electron donor and acceptor substrates; the redox transfer potential between the complex and the substrates; and the steady-state thermodynamic force-to-flux relationship of the overall electro-chemical reaction. Modeling of bioenergetics with this rate law has several advantages: (1 it minimizes the use of arbitrary free parameters while featuring biochemically relevant parameters that can be obtained through progress curves of common enzyme kinetics protocols; (2 it is modular and can adapt to various enzyme complex arrangements for both in vivo and in vitro systems via transformation of its rate and equilibrium constants; (3 it provides a clear association between the sensitivity of the parameters of the individual complexes and the sensitivity of the system's steady-state. To validate our approach, we conduct in vitro measurements of ETC complex I, III, and IV activities using rat heart homogenates, and construct an estimation procedure for the parameter values directly from these measurements. In addition, we show the theoretical connections of our approach to the existing models, and compare the predictive accuracy of the rate law with

  11. Modeling of mitochondria bioenergetics using a composable chemiosmotic energy transduction rate law: theory and experimental validation.

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    Chang, Ivan; Heiske, Margit; Letellier, Thierry; Wallace, Douglas; Baldi, Pierre

    2011-01-01

    Mitochondrial bioenergetic processes are central to the production of cellular energy, and a decrease in the expression or activity of enzyme complexes responsible for these processes can result in energetic deficit that correlates with many metabolic diseases and aging. Unfortunately, existing computational models of mitochondrial bioenergetics either lack relevant kinetic descriptions of the enzyme complexes, or incorporate mechanisms too specific to a particular mitochondrial system and are thus incapable of capturing the heterogeneity associated with these complexes across different systems and system states. Here we introduce a new composable rate equation, the chemiosmotic rate law, that expresses the flux of a prototypical energy transduction complex as a function of: the saturation kinetics of the electron donor and acceptor substrates; the redox transfer potential between the complex and the substrates; and the steady-state thermodynamic force-to-flux relationship of the overall electro-chemical reaction. Modeling of bioenergetics with this rate law has several advantages: (1) it minimizes the use of arbitrary free parameters while featuring biochemically relevant parameters that can be obtained through progress curves of common enzyme kinetics protocols; (2) it is modular and can adapt to various enzyme complex arrangements for both in vivo and in vitro systems via transformation of its rate and equilibrium constants; (3) it provides a clear association between the sensitivity of the parameters of the individual complexes and the sensitivity of the system's steady-state. To validate our approach, we conduct in vitro measurements of ETC complex I, III, and IV activities using rat heart homogenates, and construct an estimation procedure for the parameter values directly from these measurements. In addition, we show the theoretical connections of our approach to the existing models, and compare the predictive accuracy of the rate law with our experimentally

  12. Jump Markov models and transition state theory: the quasi-stationary distribution approach.

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    Di Gesù, Giacomo; Lelièvre, Tony; Le Peutrec, Dorian; Nectoux, Boris

    2016-12-22

    We are interested in the connection between a metastable continuous state space Markov process (satisfying e.g. the Langevin or overdamped Langevin equation) and a jump Markov process in a discrete state space. More precisely, we use the notion of quasi-stationary distribution within a metastable state for the continuous state space Markov process to parametrize the exit event from the state. This approach is useful to analyze and justify methods which use the jump Markov process underlying a metastable dynamics as a support to efficiently sample the state-to-state dynamics (accelerated dynamics techniques). Moreover, it is possible by this approach to quantify the error on the exit event when the parametrization of the jump Markov model is based on the Eyring-Kramers formula. This therefore provides a mathematical framework to justify the use of transition state theory and the Eyring-Kramers formula to build kinetic Monte Carlo or Markov state models.

  13. Jump Markov models and transition state theory: the Quasi-Stationary Distribution approach

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    Di Gesù, Giacomo; Peutrec, Dorian Le; Nectoux, Boris

    2016-01-01

    We are interested in the connection between a metastable continuous state space Markov process (satisfying e.g. the Langevin or overdamped Langevin equation) and a jump Markov process in a discrete state space. More precisely, we use the notion of quasi-stationary distribution within a metastable state for the continuous state space Markov process to parametrize the exit event from the state. This approach is useful to analyze and justify methods which use the jump Markov process underlying a metastable dynamics as a support to efficiently sample the state-to-state dynamics (accelerated dynamics techniques). Moreover, it is possible by this approach to quantify the error on the exit event when the parametrization of the jump Markov model is based on the Eyring-Kramers formula. This therefore provides a mathematical framework to justify the use of transition state theory and the Eyring-Kramers formula to build kinetic Monte Carlo or Markov state models.

  14. Halo effective field theory constrains the solar 7Be + p → 8B + γ rate

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    Xilin Zhang

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We report an improved low-energy extrapolation of the cross section for the process Be7(p,γB8, which determines the 8B neutrino flux from the Sun. Our extrapolant is derived from Halo Effective Field Theory (EFT at next-to-leading order. We apply Bayesian methods to determine the EFT parameters and the low-energy S-factor, using measured cross sections and scattering lengths as inputs. Asymptotic normalization coefficients of 8B are tightly constrained by existing radiative capture data, and contributions to the cross section beyond external direct capture are detected in the data at E<0.5 MeV. Most importantly, the S-factor at zero energy is constrained to be S(0=21.3±0.7 eVb, which is an uncertainty smaller by a factor of two than previously recommended. That recommendation was based on the full range for S(0 obtained among a discrete set of models judged to be reasonable. In contrast, Halo EFT subsumes all models into a controlled low-energy approximant, where they are characterized by nine parameters at next-to-leading order. These are fit to data, and marginalized over via Monte Carlo integration to produce the improved prediction for S(E.

  15. Halo effective field theory constrains the solar Beryllium-7 + proton -> Boron-8 + photon rate

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    Zhang, Xilin; Phillips, D R

    2015-01-01

    We report an improved low-energy extrapolation of the cross section for the process Beryllium-7+proton -> Boron-8+photon, which determines the Boron-8 neutrino flux from the Sun. Our extrapolant is derived from Halo Effective Field Theory (EFT) at next-to-leading order. We apply Bayesian methods to determine the EFT parameters and the low-energy S-factor, using measured cross sections and scattering lengths as inputs. Asymptotic normalization coefficients of Boron-8 are tightly constrained by existing radiative capture data, and contributions to the cross section beyond external direct capture are detected in the data at E < 0.5 MeV. Most importantly, the S-factor at zero energy is constrained to be S(0)= 21.3 + - 0.7 eV b, which is an uncertainty smaller by a factor of two than previously recommended. That recommendation was based on the full range for S(0) obtained among a discrete set of models judged to be reasonable. In contrast, Halo EFT subsumes all models into a controlled low-energy approximant, w...

  16. Marxist Crisis Theory and the Rate of Profit in the U.S. Economy during 1975-2008

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    FUSHENG; XIE; AN; LI; ANDONG; ZHU

    2013-01-01

    The cyclical fall in the rate of profit reveals the basic mechanism of the cyclical fluctuation of the economy.A new synthesis of the Marxist crisis theory necessitates calculating the rate of profit as well as considering factors such as capital-labor relations,realization of value,the organic composition of capital,and money and credit.Empirical studies suggest that the U.S.profit rate in real economy showed no signs of effective recovery during 195-2008.The shrinking profit share caused by growing employment of non-production workers turns out to be the major factor contributing to the cyclical fall in the rate of profit,which in turn may be traced to the reorganization of the production process before the 1990s and the growing flexibility of employment relations after the 1990s.With long-term stagnation of the rate of profit,a new,financialised model of accumulation that heavily depends on increasing liquidity in the economy took shape in the United States,making the U.S.economy more fragile.The current crisis is but a natural result of the intrinsic contradiction between the Fed’s efforts to encourage financialised accumulation and to maintain the dollar as a legitimate quasi international reserve currency.

  17. Lay theories about social class buffer lower-class individuals against poor self-rated health and negative affect.

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    Tan, Jacinth J X; Kraus, Michael W

    2015-03-01

    The economic conditions of one's life can profoundly and systematically influence health outcomes over the life course. Our present research demonstrates that rejecting the notion that social class categories are biologically determined-a nonessentialist belief-buffers lower-class individuals from poor self-rated health and negative affect, whereas conceiving of social class categories as rooted in biology-an essentialist belief-does not. In Study 1, lower-class individuals self-reported poorer health than upper-class individuals when they endorsed essentialist beliefs but showed no such difference when they rejected such beliefs. Exposure to essentialist theories of social class also led lower-class individuals to report greater feelings of negative self-conscious emotions (Studies 2 and 3), and perceive poorer health (Study 3) than upper-class individuals, whereas exposure to nonessentialist theories did not lead to such differences. Discussion considers how lay theories of social class potentially shape long-term trajectories of health and affect of lower-class individuals.

  18. Contradiction of Faith and Feeling in Jane Eyre%《简·爱》中信仰与情感的矛盾

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    刘洋风; 王慧

    2016-01-01

    《简·爱》与基督教及其经典《圣经》有着密切的关系这点毋庸置疑。不过学术界对《简·爱》是否与基督教相一致存在着争议,尤其集中在对简离开罗切斯特以及随后的回归原因的探讨。这一争论涉及简信仰的虔诚以及简爱情之路的障碍,这种情况的形成是由于小说在简的塑造上流露出的矛盾造成的,是夏洛蒂·勃朗特的宗教教育与情感经历冲突的流露。%There is no doubt that Jane Eyre has a close relationship with Christianity and the Bible. However, the dispute on whether Jane Eyre is in consistent with Christianity still exists in the academic circle, especially on the reasons that Jane left Rochester and then returned to his side. The debate relates to Jane’s faith of piety and the obstacles to love. This is due to the contradictions in shaping the image of Jane in the novel and it also reveals the conflict of Charlotte Bronte's religious education and emotional experience.

  19. The Study of Dissolution Kinetics of K2SO4 Crystal in Aqueous Ethanol Solutions with a Statistical Rate Theory

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    刘畅; 冯新; 吉晓燕; 陈栋梁; 魏涛; 陆小华

    2004-01-01

    Dissolution kinetics of K2SO4 crystal in aqueous ethanol solutions was studied on-line with ion selective electrode. The concentration of K2SO4 was calculated from the determined electromotive force in which the activity coefficient of components in the liquid phase was calculated with the Pitzer equation. Dissolution kinetic parameters in the modified statistical rate theory were regressed. The correlation results show that dissolution rate of K2SO4 is slower in aqueous ethanol solutions than that in aqueous solutions. The two most important reasons are as follows: (1) The solubility of K2SO4 in aqueous ethanol solutions is lower than that in aqueous solutions, which causes a decrease of the driving force of mass transfer. (2) The process of surface reaction of K2SO4 became slower due to the addition of ethanol, so that the whole process is mainly dominated by the surface reaction instead of mass transfer.

  20. Using game theory for perceptual tuned rate control algorithm in video coding

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    Luo, Jiancong; Ahmad, Ishfaq

    2005-03-01

    This paper proposes a game theoretical rate control technique for video compression. Using a cooperative gaming approach, which has been utilized in several branches of natural and social sciences because of its enormous potential for solving constrained optimization problems, we propose a dual-level scheme to optimize the perceptual quality while guaranteeing "fairness" in bit allocation among macroblocks. At the frame level, the algorithm allocates target bits to frames based on their coding complexity. At the macroblock level, the algorithm distributes bits to macroblocks by defining a bargaining game. Macroblocks play cooperatively to compete for shares of resources (bits) to optimize their quantization scales while considering the Human Visual System"s perceptual property. Since the whole frame is an entity perceived by viewers, macroblocks compete cooperatively under a global objective of achieving the best quality with the given bit constraint. The major advantage of the proposed approach is that the cooperative game leads to an optimal and fair bit allocation strategy based on the Nash Bargaining Solution. Another advantage is that it allows multi-objective optimization with multiple decision makers (macroblocks). The simulation results testify the algorithm"s ability to achieve accurate bit rate with good perceptual quality, and to maintain a stable buffer level.

  1. Basic theories for strain localization analysis of porous media with rate dependent model

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    ZHANG Hongwu; QIN Jianmin

    2005-01-01

    This paper analyzes the interaction between two kinds of internal length scales when the rate dependent plasticity is introduced to a multiphase material model to study the dynamic strain localization phenomenon of saturated and partially saturated porous media. The stability analysis demonstrates that the enhanced porous media model preserves the well-posedness of the initial value problem for both axial and shear waves because an internal length scale parameter is introduced in the visco-plasticity model. On the other hand, the interaction between the length scale introduced by the rate dependent model and that naturally contained in the governing equations of fully and partially saturated model will take place. A basic method is presented to investigate the internal length scale of the multiphase porous media under the interaction of these two kinds of length scale parameters. Material stability analysis is carried out for a certain permeability from which the results of wave number domain with real wave speed are distinguished. A one dimensional example is given to illustrate the theoretical findings.

  2. Characterizing shallow secondary clarifier performance where conventional flux theory over-estimates allowable solids loading rate.

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    Daigger, Glen T; Siczka, John S; Smith, Thomas F; Frank, David A; McCorquodale, J A

    The performance characteristics of relatively shallow (3.3 and 3.7 m sidewater depth in 30.5 m diameter) activated sludge secondary clarifiers were extensively evaluated during a 2-year testing program at the City of Akron Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), Ohio, USA. Testing included hydraulic and solids loading stress tests, and measurement of sludge characteristics (zone settling velocity (ZSV), dispersed and flocculated total suspended solids), and the results were used to calibrate computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models of the various clarifiers tested. The results demonstrated that good performance could be sustained at surface overflow rates in excess of 3 m/h, as long as the clarifier influent mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) concentration was controlled to below critical values. The limiting solids loading rate (SLR) was significantly lower than the value predicted by conventional solids flux analysis based on the measured ZSV/MLSS relationship. CFD analysis suggested that this resulted because mixed liquor entering the clarifier was being directed into the settled sludge blanket, diluting it and also creating a 'thin' concentration sludge blanket that overlays the thicker concentration sludge blanket typically expected. These results indicate the need to determine the allowable SLR for shallow clarifiers using approaches other than traditional solids flux analysis. A combination of actual testing and CFD analyses are demonstrated here to be effective in doing so.

  3. Warming reduces metabolic rate in marine snails: adaptation to fluctuating high temperatures challenges the metabolic theory of ecology.

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    Marshall, David J; McQuaid, Christopher D

    2011-01-22

    The universal temperature-dependence model (UTD) of the metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) proposes that temperature controls mass-scaled, whole-animal resting metabolic rate according to the first principles of physics (Boltzmann kinetics). Controversy surrounds the model's implication of a mechanistic basis for metabolism that excludes the effects of adaptive regulation, and it is unclear how this would apply to organisms that live in fringe environments and typically show considerable metabolic adaptation. We explored thermal scaling of metabolism in a rocky-shore eulittoral-fringe snail (Echinolittorina malaccana) that experiences constrained energy gain and fluctuating high temperatures (between 25°C and approximately 50°C) during prolonged emersion (weeks). In contrast to the prediction of the UTD model, metabolic rate was often negatively related to temperature over a benign range (30-40°C), the relationship depending on (i) the temperature range, (ii) the degree of metabolic depression (related to the quiescent period), and (iii) whether snails were isolated within their shells. Apparent activation energies (E) varied between 0.05 and -0.43 eV, deviating excessively from the UTD's predicted range of between 0.6 and 0.7 eV. The lowering of metabolism when heated should improve energy conservation in a high-temperature environment and challenges both the theory's generality and its mechanistic basis.

  4. An efficient Monte Carlo method for calculating ab initio transition state theory reaction rates in solution

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    Iftimie, R; Schofield, J P; Iftimie, Radu; Salahub, Dennis; Schofield, Jeremy

    2003-01-01

    In this article, we propose an efficient method for sampling the relevant state space in condensed phase reactions. In the present method, the reaction is described by solving the electronic Schr\\"{o}dinger equation for the solute atoms in the presence of explicit solvent molecules. The sampling algorithm uses a molecular mechanics guiding potential in combination with simulated tempering ideas and allows thorough exploration of the solvent state space in the context of an ab initio calculation even when the dielectric relaxation time of the solvent is long. The method is applied to the study of the double proton transfer reaction that takes place between a molecule of acetic acid and a molecule of methanol in tetrahydrofuran. It is demonstrated that calculations of rates of chemical transformations occurring in solvents of medium polarity can be performed with an increase in the cpu time of factors ranging from 4 to 15 with respect to gas-phase calculations.

  5. Angle-dependent strong-field molecular ionization rates with tuned range-separated time-dependent density functional theory.

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    Sissay, Adonay; Abanador, Paul; Mauger, François; Gaarde, Mette; Schafer, Kenneth J; Lopata, Kenneth

    2016-09-07

    Strong-field ionization and the resulting electronic dynamics are important for a range of processes such as high harmonic generation, photodamage, charge resonance enhanced ionization, and ionization-triggered charge migration. Modeling ionization dynamics in molecular systems from first-principles can be challenging due to the large spatial extent of the wavefunction which stresses the accuracy of basis sets, and the intense fields which require non-perturbative time-dependent electronic structure methods. In this paper, we develop a time-dependent density functional theory approach which uses a Gaussian-type orbital (GTO) basis set to capture strong-field ionization rates and dynamics in atoms and small molecules. This involves propagating the electronic density matrix in time with a time-dependent laser potential and a spatial non-Hermitian complex absorbing potential which is projected onto an atom-centered basis set to remove ionized charge from the simulation. For the density functional theory (DFT) functional we use a tuned range-separated functional LC-PBE*, which has the correct asymptotic 1/r form of the potential and a reduced delocalization error compared to traditional DFT functionals. Ionization rates are computed for hydrogen, molecular nitrogen, and iodoacetylene under various field frequencies, intensities, and polarizations (angle-dependent ionization), and the results are shown to quantitatively agree with time-dependent Schrödinger equation and strong-field approximation calculations. This tuned DFT with GTO method opens the door to predictive all-electron time-dependent density functional theory simulations of ionization and ionization-triggered dynamics in molecular systems using tuned range-separated hybrid functionals.

  6. Angle-dependent strong-field molecular ionization rates with tuned range-separated time-dependent density functional theory

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    Sissay, Adonay; Abanador, Paul; Mauger, François; Gaarde, Mette; Schafer, Kenneth J.; Lopata, Kenneth

    2016-09-01

    Strong-field ionization and the resulting electronic dynamics are important for a range of processes such as high harmonic generation, photodamage, charge resonance enhanced ionization, and ionization-triggered charge migration. Modeling ionization dynamics in molecular systems from first-principles can be challenging due to the large spatial extent of the wavefunction which stresses the accuracy of basis sets, and the intense fields which require non-perturbative time-dependent electronic structure methods. In this paper, we develop a time-dependent density functional theory approach which uses a Gaussian-type orbital (GTO) basis set to capture strong-field ionization rates and dynamics in atoms and small molecules. This involves propagating the electronic density matrix in time with a time-dependent laser potential and a spatial non-Hermitian complex absorbing potential which is projected onto an atom-centered basis set to remove ionized charge from the simulation. For the density functional theory (DFT) functional we use a tuned range-separated functional LC-PBE*, which has the correct asymptotic 1/r form of the potential and a reduced delocalization error compared to traditional DFT functionals. Ionization rates are computed for hydrogen, molecular nitrogen, and iodoacetylene under various field frequencies, intensities, and polarizations (angle-dependent ionization), and the results are shown to quantitatively agree with time-dependent Schrödinger equation and strong-field approximation calculations. This tuned DFT with GTO method opens the door to predictive all-electron time-dependent density functional theory simulations of ionization and ionization-triggered dynamics in molecular systems using tuned range-separated hybrid functionals.

  7. Combination of poroelasticity theory and constant strain rate test in modelling land subsidence due to groundwater extraction

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    Pham, Tien Hung; Rühaak, Wolfram; Sass, Ingo

    2017-04-01

    Extensive groundwater extraction leads to a drawdown of the ground water table. Consequently, soil effective stress increases and can cause land subsidence. Analysis of land subsidence generally requires a numerical model based on poroelasticity theory, which was first proposed by Biot (1941). In the review of regional land subsidence accompanying groundwater extraction, Galloway and Burbey (2011) stated that more research and application is needed in coupling of stress-dependent land subsidence process. In geotechnical field, the constant rate of strain tests (CRS) was first introduced in 1969 (Smith and Wahls 1969) and was standardized in 1982 through the designation D4186-82 by American Society for Testing and Materials. From the reading values of CRS tests, the stress-dependent parameters of poroelasticity model can be calculated. So far, there is no research to link poroelasticity theory with CRS tests in modelling land subsidence due to groundwater extraction. One dimensional CRS tests using conventional compression cell and three dimension CRS tests using Rowe cell were performed. The tests were also modelled by using finite element method with mixed elements. Back analysis technique is used to find the suitable values of hydraulic conductivity and bulk modulus that depend on the stress or void ratio. Finally, the obtained results are used in land subsidence models. Biot, M. A. (1941). "General theory of three-dimensional consolidation." Journal of applied physics 12(2): 155-164. Galloway, D. L. and T. J. Burbey (2011). "Review: Regional land subsidence accompanying groundwater extraction." Hydrogeology Journal 19(8): 1459-1486. Smith, R. E. and H. E. Wahls (1969). "Consolidation under constant rates of strain." Journal of Soil Mechanics & Foundations Div.

  8. Silêncio e “manhas”: formas de resistência do subalterno em Jane Eyre

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    Charles Albuquerque Ponte

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar as estratégias de resistência dos subalternos em Jane Eyre (2008, romance de Charlotte Brontë publicado originalmente em 1847, a partir de uma interpretação pós-colonialista. As personagens enfatizadas serão as oriundas da Jamaica, Bertha Mason e seu irmão, Richard, utilizando os modelos de resistência que Ascroft, Griffiths e Tiffin (2010 definem como ab-rogação e apropriação e as que Bhabha (2010 menciona como sly civility (cortesia dissimulada e mímica. Bertha Mason, a principal representante da subalternidade, faz mais uso da sly civility e da ab-rogação, enquanto Richard Mason utiliza-se mais da mímica e da apropriação, isso porque a colonizada repudia a cultura do centro, ao negar a linguagem europeia, diferentemente do irmão, que procura a imitação, ao apropriar-se do discurso do europeu para garantir seu lugar social, e, desse modo, o hibridismo cultural. Considerada louca e não tendo voz no romance, Bertha Mason desperta a nossa curiosidade acerca da honestidade da narradora, por esta ser branca e seu discurso ser construído a partir de discursos de personagens também brancos, principalmente o de Rochester cujo casamento com a autóctone fora considerado uma empreitada colonial. Dessa forma, somos motivados a compreender a exclusão dos subalternos do mundo simbólico, em correlação com sua procedência racial, cultural e mental, extraindo disso a possibilidade de as cesuras discursivas simbolizarem a opressão e repressão coloniais de uma assujeitação violenta. No entanto, isso não atesta a anulação do sujeito subalterno, pois mesmo censurado, discursivamente, encontra alternativas para resistir às forças colonizadoras.

  9. Kinetics of the benzyl + O(3P) reaction: a quantum chemical/statistical reaction rate theory study.

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    da Silva, Gabriel; Bozzelli, Joseph W

    2012-12-14

    The resonance stabilized benzyl radical is an important intermediate in the combustion of aromatic hydrocarbons and in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) formation in flames. Despite being a free radical, benzyl is relatively stable in thermal, oxidizing environments, and is predominantly removed through bimolecular reactions with open-shell species other than O(2). In this study the reaction of benzyl with ground-state atomic oxygen, O((3)P), is examined using quantum chemistry and statistical reaction rate theory. C(7)H(7)O energy surfaces are generated at the G3SX level, and include several novel pathways. Transition state theory is used to describe elementary reaction kinetics, with canonical variational transition state theory applied for barrierless O atom association with benzyl. Apparent rate constants and branching ratios to different product sets are obtained as a function of temperature and pressure from solving the time-dependent master equation, with RRKM theory for microcanonical k(E). These simulations indicate that the benzyl + O reaction predominantly forms the phenyl radical (C(6)H(5)) plus formaldehyde (HCHO), with lesser quantities of the C(7)H(6)O products benzaldehyde, ortho-quinone methide, and para-quinone methide (+H), along with minor amounts of the formyl radical (HCO) + benzene. Addition of O((3)P) to the methylene site in benzyl produces a highly vibrationally excited C(7)H(7)O* adduct, the benzoxyl radical, which can β-scission to benzaldehyde + H and phenyl + HCHO. In order to account for the experimental observation of benzene as the major reaction product, a roaming radical mechanism is proposed that converts the nascent products phenyl and HCHO to benzene + HCO. Oxygen atom addition at the ortho and para ring sites in benzyl, which has not been previously considered, is shown to lead to the quinone methides + H; these species are less-stable isomers of benzaldehyde that are proposed as important combustion intermediates, but

  10. Students' motivational processes and their relationship to teacher ratings in school physical education: a self-determination theory approach.

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    Standage, Martyn; Duda, Joan L; Ntoumanis, Nikos

    2006-03-01

    In the present study, we used a model of motivation grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991; Ryan & Deci, 2000a, 2000b, 2002) to examine the relationship between physical education (PE) students' motivational processes and ratings of their effort and persistence as provided by their PE teacher. Data were obtained from 394 British secondary school students (204 boys, 189 girls, 1 gender not specified; M age = 11.97 years; SD = .89; range = 11-14 years) who responded to a multisection inventory (tapping autonomy-support, autonomy, competence, relatedness, and self-determined motivation). The students' respective PE teachers subsequently provided ratings reflecting the effort and persistence each student exhibited in their PE classes. The hypothesized relationships among the study variables were examined via structural equation modeling analysis using latent factors. Results of maximum likelihood analysis using the bootstrapping method revealed the proposed model demonstrated a good fit to the data, chi-squared (292) = 632.68, p motivation positively predicted teacher ratings of effort and persistence in PE. The findings are discussed with regard to enhancing student motivation in PE settings.

  11. High metabolic demand in neural tissues: Information and control theory perspectives on the synergism between rate and stability.

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    Wallace, Rodrick

    2016-11-21

    Evolutionary process has been selected for inherently unstable systems in higher animals that can react swiftly to changing patterns of threat or opportunity, for example blood pressure, the immune response, and gene expression. However, these require continual strict regulation: uncontrolled blood pressure is fatal, immune cells can attack 'self' tissues, and improper gene expression triggers developmental disorders. Consciousness in particular demands high rates of metabolic free energy to both operate and regulate the fundamental biological machinery: both the 'stream of consciousness' and the 'riverbanks' that confine it to useful realms are constructed and reconstructed moment-by-moment in response to highly dynamic internal and environmental circumstances. We develop powerful necessary conditions models for such phenomena based on the Data Rate Theorem linking control and information theories in the context of inherent instability. The synergism between conscious action and its regulation underlies the ten-fold higher rate of metabolic energy consumption in human neural tissues and implies a close, culturally modulated relation between sleep disorders and certain psychopathologies.

  12. Using Omega and NIF to Advance Theories of High-Pressure, High-Strain-Rate Tantalum Plastic Flow

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    Rudd, R. E.; Arsenlis, A.; Barton, N. R.; Cavallo, R. M.; Huntington, C. M.; McNaney, J. M.; Orlikowski, D. A.; Park, H.-S.; Prisbrey, S. T.; Remington, B. A.; Wehrenberg, C. E.

    2015-11-01

    Precisely controlled plasmas are playing an important role as both pump and probe in experiments to understand the strength of solid metals at high energy density (HED) conditions. In concert with theory, these experiments have enabled a predictive capability to model material strength at Mbar pressures and high strain rates. Here we describe multiscale strength models developed for tantalum and vanadium starting with atomic bonding and extending up through the mobility of individual dislocations, the evolution of dislocation networks and so on up to full scale. High-energy laser platforms such as the NIF and the Omega laser probe ramp-compressed strength to 1-5 Mbar. The predictions of the multiscale model agree well with the 1 Mbar experiments without tuning. The combination of experiment and theory has shown that solid metals can behave significantly differently at HED conditions; for example, the familiar strengthening of metals as the grain size is reduced has been shown not to occur in the high pressure experiments. Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Lab under contract DE-AC52-07NA273.

  13. The key theorem and the bounds on the rate of uniform convergence of learning theory on Sugeno measure space

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    HA Minghu; LI Yan; LI Jia; TIAN Dazeng

    2006-01-01

    Some properties of Sugeno measure are further discussed, which is a kind of typical nonadditive measure. The definitions and properties of random variable and its distribution function, expected value, and variance are then presented. Markov inequality, Chebyshev's inequality and the Khinchine's Law of Large Numbers on Sugeno measure space are also proven. Furthermore, the concepts of empirical risk functional, expected risk functional and the strict consistency of ERM principle on Sugeno measure space are proposed. According to these properties and concepts, the key theorem of learning theory, the bounds on the rate of convergence of learning process and the relations between these bounds and capacity of the set of functions on Sugeno measure space are given.

  14. Molecular kinetic theory of boundary slip on textured surfaces by molecular dynamics simulations

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    Wang, LiYa; Wang, FengChao; Yang, FuQian; Wu, HengAn

    2014-11-01

    A theoretical model extended from the Frenkel-Eyring molecular kinetic theory (MKT) was applied to describe the boundary slip on textured surfaces. The concept of the equivalent depth of potential well was adopted to characterize the solid-liquid interactions on the textured surfaces. The slip behaviors on both chemically and topographically textured surfaces were investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The extended MKT slip model is validated by our MD simulations under various situations, by constructing different complex surfaces and varying the surface wettability as well as the shear stress exerted on the liquid. This slip model can provide more comprehensive understanding of the liquid flow on atomic scale by considering the influence of the solid-liquid interactions and the applied shear stress on the nano-flow. Moreover, the slip velocity shear-rate dependence can be predicted using this slip model, since the nonlinear increase of the slip velocity under high shear stress can be approximated by a hyperbolic sine function.

  15. Molecular kinetic theory of boundary slip on textured surfaces by molecular dynamics simulations

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    WANG LiYa; WANG FengChao; YANG FuQian; WU HengAn

    2014-01-01

    A theoretical model extended from the Frenkel-Eyring molecular kinetic theory (MKT) was applied to describe the boundary slip on textured surfaces.The concept of the equivalent depth of potential well was adopted to characterize the solid-liquid interactions on the textured surfaces.The slip behaviors on both chemically and topographically textured surfaces were investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.The extended MKT slip model is validated by our MD simulations under various situations,by constructing different complex surfaces and varying the surface wettability as well as the shear stress exerted on the liquid.This slip model can provide more comprehensive understanding of the liquid flow on atomic scale by considering the influence of the solid-liquid interactions and the applied shear stress on the nano-flow.Moreover,the slip velocity shear-rate dependence can be predicted using this slip model,since the nonlinear increase of the slip velocity under high shear stress can be approximated by a hyperbolic sine function.

  16. « Et ils ne vécurent pas heureux » : la fin de Jane Eyre réécrite dans Charlotte de D.M. Thomas “And they didn’t live happily ever after”: D.M. Thomas’s Rewriting of the Ending of Jane Eyre in Charlotte

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    Full Text Available D.M. Thomas’s rewriting of Jane Eyre in Charlotte (2000 takes the shape of a transformation of the ending which enables the second Mrs Rochester’s story to be continued in the West Indies, thus also acknowledging Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea as another intertext. In order to challenge the narrative and ideological hierarchy of the source text by rewriting its ending, the pastiche defamiliarises it while some chapters set in 1999 move the limits of rewriting and take the reader into a narrative spiral.

  17. The nearly neutral and selection theories of molecular evolution under the fisher geometrical framework: substitution rate, population size, and complexity.

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    Razeto-Barry, Pablo; Díaz, Javier; Vásquez, Rodrigo A

    2012-06-01

    The general theories of molecular evolution depend on relatively arbitrary assumptions about the relative distribution and rate of advantageous, deleterious, neutral, and nearly neutral mutations. The Fisher geometrical model (FGM) has been used to make distributions of mutations biologically interpretable. We explored an FGM-based molecular model to represent molecular evolutionary processes typically studied by nearly neutral and selection models, but in which distributions and relative rates of mutations with different selection coefficients are a consequence of biologically interpretable parameters, such as the average size of the phenotypic effect of mutations and the number of traits (complexity) of organisms. A variant of the FGM-based model that we called the static regime (SR) represents evolution as a nearly neutral process in which substitution rates are determined by a dynamic substitution process in which the population's phenotype remains around a suboptimum equilibrium fitness produced by a balance between slightly deleterious and slightly advantageous compensatory substitutions. As in previous nearly neutral models, the SR predicts a negative relationship between molecular evolutionary rate and population size; however, SR does not have the unrealistic properties of previous nearly neutral models such as the narrow window of selection strengths in which they work. In addition, the SR suggests that compensatory mutations cannot explain the high rate of fixations driven by positive selection currently found in DNA sequences, contrary to what has been previously suggested. We also developed a generalization of SR in which the optimum phenotype can change stochastically due to environmental or physiological shifts, which we called the variable regime (VR). VR models evolution as an interplay between adaptive processes and nearly neutral steady-state processes. When strong environmental fluctuations are incorporated, the process becomes a selection model

  18. Radiative Flow of Powell-Eyring Magneto-Nanofluid over a Stretching Cylinder with Chemical Reaction and Double Stratification near a Stagnation Point

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    Ramzan, Muhammad; Bilal, Muhammad; Chung, Jae Dong

    2017-01-01

    This exploration addresses MHD stagnation point Powell Eyring nanofluid flow with double stratification. The effects of thermal radiation and chemical reaction are added in temperature and nanoparticle concentration fields respectively. Furthermore, appropriate transformations are betrothed to obtain nonlinear differential equations from the system of partial differential equations and an analytical solution of system of coupled differential equations is obtained by means of the renowned Homotopy Analysis method. Through graphical illustrations, momentum, energy and concentration distributions are conversed for different prominent parameters. Comparison in limiting case is also part of present study to validate the obtained results. It is witnessed that nanoparticle concentration is diminishing function of chemical reaction parameter. Moreover, mounting values of thermal and solutal stratification lowers the temperature and concentration fields respectively. PMID:28129356

  19. Radiation effects on the flow of Powell-Eyring fluid past an unsteady inclined stretching sheet with non-uniform heat source/sink.

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    Full Text Available This study investigates the unsteady flow of Powell-Eyring fluid past an inclined stretching sheet. Unsteadiness in the flow is due to the time-dependence of the stretching velocity and wall temperature. Mathematical analysis is performed in the presence of thermal radiation and non-uniform heat source/sink. The relevant boundary layer equations are reduced into self-similar forms by suitable transformations. The analytic solutions are constructed in a series form by homotopy analysis method (HAM. The convergence interval of the auxiliary parameter is obtained. Graphical results displaying the influence of interesting parameters are given. Numerical values of skin friction coefficient and local Nusselt number are computed and analyzed.

  20. Radiative Flow of Powell-Eyring Magneto-Nanofluid over a Stretching Cylinder with Chemical Reaction and Double Stratification near a Stagnation Point.

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    Ramzan, Muhammad; Bilal, Muhammad; Chung, Jae Dong

    2017-01-01

    This exploration addresses MHD stagnation point Powell Eyring nanofluid flow with double stratification. The effects of thermal radiation and chemical reaction are added in temperature and nanoparticle concentration fields respectively. Furthermore, appropriate transformations are betrothed to obtain nonlinear differential equations from the system of partial differential equations and an analytical solution of system of coupled differential equations is obtained by means of the renowned Homotopy Analysis method. Through graphical illustrations, momentum, energy and concentration distributions are conversed for different prominent parameters. Comparison in limiting case is also part of present study to validate the obtained results. It is witnessed that nanoparticle concentration is diminishing function of chemical reaction parameter. Moreover, mounting values of thermal and solutal stratification lowers the temperature and concentration fields respectively.

  1. The Game Theory Model Analysis of Microfinance High Interest Rate%小额信贷高利率的博弈论模型分析

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    段霞

    2015-01-01

    In this paper,using microfinance game theory model of both sides of supply and demand be-havior and game theory model of high rates,the microfinance high interest rate is analyzed.Result shows that the current microfinance should adopt the high interest rate.%用小额信贷供求双方行为的博弈论模型及高利率的博弈论模型分析小额信贷高利率问题,得出目前小额信贷宜采用高利率的结论。

  2. 试析《简·爱》中的女性主义%An Analysis of Feminism in Jane Eyre

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    史蓓蓓

    2009-01-01

    是十九世纪英国批判主义文学家夏洛蒂勃郎特的代表作品,它成功的塑造了新型的小资产阶级女性简的生动形象,集中描写了她为谋求妇人经济独立和爱情平等而进行的斗争,在这篇论文中,首先将对作者夏洛蒂勃郎特﹑简爱的社会背景﹑简爱的故事情节﹑主角和影响进行简要的介绍,紧接着着重描写她的爱情观点,她自信,果断,坚持自我选择,表现了简这位新时代女性在各方面的追求以及超时代性,然后将简·爱,那个时代的楷模和突破,与新时代的女性进行对比,有此得出的结论是,现在的女性主义是当时的一种延续以及发展.%Jane Eyre is written by Charlotte Bronte who is the famous English novelist. It successfully creates Jane's vivid image. She describes a woman seeking economic independence and struggling for love and equality. At first, the paper gives an introduction of the author-Charlotte Bronte, the background, the role and influence of Jane Eyre. Second, it describes Jane's pursuit of love, her confidence, decisiveness, and her persistence in self-selection. Then it compares Jane, a model, a breakthrough in that time, with modern women and arrive at the conclusion that the feminist movement today is the continuation and development of that time.

  3. 伤逝--从自由女性主义视角透视《简·爱》%Jane Eyre:The Scars on Liberal Feminism

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    2013-01-01

    Jane Eyre is the first and representative novel of Charlotte Bronte who was a famous female English novelist in the 19th century.The author,through deep writing style and true female experience, described Jane Eyre as a new female figure with strong desire to pursue independence,equality and free-dom,and rebellious spirit.However,it has always been divergent on the death of Mason Bertha,as well as the perfect end.Based on liberal feminism,this paper,analyses the novel to resolve the disputes,hold-ing that Bronte’s love has a rational kernel and thoroughness in religion.It proceeds to analyze the limita-tions of liberal feminism,the impetus to female liberation,liberation forces,the way out and the fate of women.%发表于1847年的《简·爱》以主人公追求独立、平等的新知识女性形象而备受女性主义者的青睐。但是,对于作品中梅森·伯莎的死,以及小说完美结局的“败笔论”,历来众说纷纭。从自由女性主义角度出发,对这些争议进行了探究,揭示了《简·爱》女性主义爱情观的合理内核及彻底性,同时也分析了自由女性主义的伤痕---女性解放力量、解放道路、女性命运归宿的局限性。

  4. Vision of love in female gothic novel--Jane Eyre%女性哥特式小说的爱情观--试析《简爱》

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    2015-01-01

    《简爱》的情节看上去属于常见的“灰姑娘”模式,受哥特式小说的影响,具有神秘的气氛。主人公简爱她至小由于父母双亡,简爱从小寄人篱下的生活这,这是一个充满了暴力以及恶劣的生活环境,使简爱非常渴望平等的生活和平等的爱情。因此,简爱的爱情观主要概括为尊严、平等、自由、真爱。同时,这部作品中所运用的女性哥特式的表现手法与传统的意义相比将正常与疯狂、男权与女性、幻影和真人产生了颠覆。%The plot of Jane Eyre seems to belong to the common mode of "Cinderela", this novel influenced by the gothic novel, has a mysterious atmosphere. Heroine Jane Eyre’s parents died since her childhood, so she has to depend on others, this is an environment ful of violence and poor living, makes Jane longed so much for equality of life and equal love. Therefore, Jane Eyre's love view mainly summarized as dignity, equality, freedom and true love. At the same time, this work used the female gothic technique compared with traditional meaning, to subvert the normal and crazy, male and female, ilusion and reality.

  5. “deepen[ing] the power and horror of the original”: Caroline Clive’s Paul Ferroll as Descendant of Jane Eyre “deepen[ing] the power and horror of the original”: Paul Ferroll de Caroline Clive héritier de Jane Eyre

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    Adrienne E. Gavin

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Lorsque le roman de Caroline Clive, Paul Ferroll, fut publié en juillet 1855, la critique ne tarda pas à faire le lien avec Jane Eyre (1847, de Charlotte Brontë. Les premiers à se pencher sur ce roman jugèrent les deux textes dans des termes similaires, les considérant comme choquants, originaux, puissants et audacieux. En renversant les attentes victoriennes dans le champ de la fiction et en transgressant les « règles » imposées aux femmes-écrivains, ces livres étaient, pensait-on, porteurs de qualités « masculines » tour à tour louées et dénigrées. Paul Ferroll fut donc vu comme un héritier de Jane Eyre qui « accentuait la puissance et l’horreur de l’original » (« deepen[ing] the power and horror of the original ». Cette accentuation est particulièrement prégnante dans le choix de Clive comme protagoniste criminel ; à l’instar de Rochester, ce dernier est un héros byronien qui cache un lourd secret au sujet de sa première épouse.

  6. Jane Eyre de Michael Berkeley et de David Malouf : La transposition opératique d’un grand classique de la littérature anglaise Jane Eyre by Michael Berkeley and David Malouf: The Operatic Rewriting of a Great Classic English Novel

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    Jean-Philippe Héberlé

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses Michael Berkeley’s opera Jane Eyre. Premiered on June 30, 2000 by Music Theatre Wales at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music, this opera is based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë and the libretto is written by the Australian poet, novelist, playwright and librettist, David Malouf. It was risky and daring to try to adapt this famous and long novel for the stage. We will particularly focus on the similarities and differences between the novel and the opera as well as on the strategies used both by David Malouf and Michael Berkeley to adapt it. Through the analysis of the similarities we will see how Michael Berkeley set to music some of the great themes and elements of the novel: passion, a sense of entrapment, the “Gothic” atmosphere. On the other hand, the analysis of the discrepancies between the novel and the opera as they appear in both the libretto and the music will lead us to a modern apprehension of the characterization of madness as well as of the metafictional dimension of the rewriting of Jane Eyre by David Malouf and Michael Berkeley.  

  7. “There is always the other side…”: The “Other Women” of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre « Il y a toujours une autre version des faits… » : les « autres femmes » de Jane Eyre

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    Patricia Gott

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    Full Text Available Si Jane Eyre de  Charlotte Brontë se lit essentiellement comme un  roman qui recèle un secret en son cœur, le propos de Wide Sargasso Sea  de Jean Rhys et de Rebecca de Daphné Du Maurier est en partie de  dévoiler les strates qui enveloppent ce secret pour atteindre la  vérité que contient Jane Eyre. Alors que Rhys et Du Maurier comblent  les lacunes dans l’histoire de la première épouse, apportant des  informations auxquelles Brontë se contente de faire allusion quand  elle décrit le secret de Rochester ― l’existence d’Antoinette / Bertha  Mason la folle―, les lecteurs éprouvent des sentiments variés face à  ces exemples apparemment innombrables de connivence entre les trois  romans. Juxtaposer ces trois textes pour les lire comme un ensemble permet une interprétation plus riche et plus complexe par le  biais du syncrétisme qui se met en place.

  8. A macroscale mixture theory analysis of deposition and sublimation rates during heat and mass transfer in dry snow

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    A. C. Hansen

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    Full Text Available The microstructure of a dry alpine snowpack is a dynamic environment where microstructural evolution is driven by seasonal density profiles and weather conditions. Notably, temperature gradients on the order of 10–20 K m−1, or larger, are known to produce a faceted snow microstructure exhibiting little strength. However, while strong temperature gradients are widely accepted as the primary driver for kinetic growth, they do not fully account for the range of experimental observations. An additional factor influencing snow metamorphism is believed to be the rate of mass transfer at the macroscale. We develop a mixture theory capable of predicting macroscale deposition and/or sublimation in a snow cover under temperature gradient conditions. Temperature gradients and mass exchange are tracked over periods ranging from 1 to 10 days. Interesting heat and mass transfer behavior is observed near the ground, near the surface, as well as immediately above and below dense ice crusts. Information about deposition (condensation and sublimation rates may help explain snow metamorphism phenomena that cannot be accounted for by temperature gradients alone. The macroscale heat and mass transfer analysis requires accurate representations of the effective thermal conductivity and the effective mass diffusion coefficient for snow. We develop analytical models for these parameters based on first principles at the microscale. The expressions derived contain no empirical adjustments, and further, provide self consistent values for effective thermal conductivity and the effective diffusion coefficient for the limiting cases of air and solid ice. The predicted values for these macroscale material parameters are also in excellent agreement with numerical results based on microscale finite element analyses of representative volume elements generated from X-ray tomography.

  9. A macroscale mixture theory analysis of deposition and sublimation rates during heat and mass transfer in snow

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    A. C. Hansen

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The microstructure of a dry alpine snowpack is a dynamic environment where microstructural evolution is driven by seasonal density profiles and weather conditions. Notably, temperature gradients on the order of 10–20 K m−1, or larger, are known to produce a faceted snow microstructure exhibiting little strength. However, while strong temperature gradients are widely accepted as the primary driver for kinetic growth, they do not fully account for the range of experimental observations. An additional factor influencing snow metamorphism is believed to be the rate of mass transfer at the macroscale. We develop a mixture theory capable of predicting macroscale deposition and/or sublimation in a snow cover under temperature gradient conditions. Temperature gradients and mass exchange are tracked over periods ranging from 1 to 10 days. Interesting heat and mass transfer behavior is observed near the ground, near the surface, as well as immediately above and below dense ice crusts. Information about deposition (condensation and sublimation rates may help explain snow metamorphism phenomena that cannot be accounted for by temperature gradients alone. The macroscale heat and mass transfer analysis requires accurate representations of the thermal conductivity and the effective mass diffusion coefficient for snow. We develop analytical models for these parameters based on first principles at the microscale. The expressions derived contain no empirical adjustments, and further, provide self consistent values for thermal conductivity and the effective diffusion coefficient for the limiting cases of air and solid ice. The predicted values for these macroscale material parameters are also in excellent agreement with numerical results based on microscale finite element analyses of representative volume elements generated from X-ray tomography.

  10. Preliminary Comparison of Reaction Rate theory and Object Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Defect Cluster Dynamics under Irradiation

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    Stoller, Roger E [ORNL; Golubov, Stanislav I [ORNL; Becquart, C. S. [Universite de Lille; Domain, C. [EDF R& D, Clamart, France

    2006-09-01

    The multiscale modeling scheme encompasses models from the atomistic to the continuum scale. Phenomena at the mesoscale are typically simulated using reaction rate theory (RT), Monte Carlo (MC), or phase field models. These mesoscale models are appropriate for application to problems that involve intermediate length scales ( m to >mm), and timescales from diffusion (~ s) to long-term microstructural evolution (~years). Phenomena at this scale have the most direct impact on mechanical properties in structural materials of interest to nuclear energy systems, and are also the most accessible to direct comparison between the results of simulations and experiments. Recent advances in computational power have substantially expanded the range of application for MC models. Although the RT and MC models can be used simulate the same phenomena, many of the details are handled quite differently in the two approaches. A direct comparison of the RT and MC descriptions has been made in the domain of point defect cluster dynamics modeling, which is relevant to both the nucleation and evolution of radiation-induced defect structures. The relative merits and limitations of the two approaches are discussed, and the predictions of the two approaches are compared for specific irradiation conditions.

  11. Interest Rate Theory of Evolution and the Reform of China’s Market-oriented Interest Rate%利率理论演变与利率市场化改革进程

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    王华玲

    2015-01-01

    The interest rate not only has the price of money, monetary policy intermediary variable attributes, but also is the core category of mone-tary economics.The basic path of evolution research of interest rate theory , the theory of interest into two levels of classical interest rate theory and Keynes's interest theory, the evolution path of interest rates do explain many economic phenomenon , but the interest rate in the market has also brought many problems.%利率不但具有货币价格、货币政策中介变量等多种属性,而且是货币经济学研究的核心范畴。通过梳理利率理论研究的基本演变路径,可以将利率理论区分为古典利率理论和凯恩斯利率理论两个层面,利率的这种演进路径确实解释了许多经济现象,但是利率在市场化过程中也带来了许多问题。

  12. An Awakening Feminist and Conservative Idealist--A Tentative Analysis on Jane Eyre, Charlotte' s Literary Incarnation%觉醒的女权主义者与保守的理想主义者——试评夏洛蒂·勃朗特的文学化身简·爱

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    赵静; 谭晨晨

    2012-01-01

    Since Rousseau brought up the theory of "natural right", more and more women have awakened to the necessity of fighting for their rights. The female writer Charlotte Bronte is one of their representatives. Her masterpiece Jane Eyre is well accepted as a novel which gives an expression of feminist awareness. Charlotte Bronte not only shares similar experiences with Jane, but also has the same contradictory character as her. She rebels a- gainst tradition by struggling to be a writer, disapproves of marriage, but chooses to escape in face of true love and inevitably withdraws into "an angel in the house" in real life. This paper analyzes the complex character of the heroine and tries to prove that Jane Eyre is her creator' s literary incarnation who is the combination of an awakening feminist and a conservative idealist.%自从卢梭提出了“天赋人权”的观点以后,越来越多的女性开始意识到要为自己的权利而斗争,女作家夏洛蒂·博朗特就是她们的代表之一。其杰作《简·爱》由于所反映的女权意识而广受欢迎。夏洛蒂·博朗特无论是个人经历还是矛盾性格都同简如出一辙。她反叛传统,坚持写作,她反对婚姻,但在面对真爱时却选择放弃,最终还是沦为以家庭为重的“家庭天使”。本文通过对小说女主人公复杂性格的分析,竭力证明集觉醒的女权主义者和保守的理想主义者于一身的简·爱正是作家的文学化身。

  13. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特的女权主义宣言——评简爱的女性意识%Charlotte's Feminist Declaration——On Jane Eyre's Female Consciousness

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    黄艳春

    2006-01-01

    The Victorian Age was men-centered and men-controlled times. Women were discriminated against by men at that time. However, the ahead-of-age female consciousness of Jane Eyre, the main character of Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte, challenged men's authority. In this novel of the Victorian Age, Charlotte exposed and denounced men's oppression of and discrimination against women. On the other hand, Charlotte is remarkable in portraying Jane Eyre as a self-respecting and rebellious girl, desiring equality, bravely showing her love and deciding on her own marriage. Through the portrayal, Charlotte sets a new rote model for women of Victorian times as well as modern age.%在男权至上的维多利亚时代,简爱超前的女性意识挑战了男性权威.在这本小说里,夏洛蒂·勃朗特塑造了简爱心地纯洁、善于思考、自尊、倔强的性格和勇于追求平等和幸福的精神,使简爱成为维多利亚时代具有反叛意识的女性的代表.

  14. A Review of the Application of Rate Theory to Simulate Vacancy Cluster Formation and Interstitial Defect Formation in Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel

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    Fallon Laliberte

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The beltline region of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV is subject to an extreme radiation, temperature, and pressure environment over several decades of operation; therefore it is necessary to understand the mechanisms through which radiation damage occurs and how it affects the mechanical and chemical properties of the RPV steel. Chemical rate theory is a mean field rate theory simulation model which applies chemistry to the evaluation of irradiation-induced embrittlement. It presents one method of analysis that may be coupled to other distinct methods, in order to analyze defect formation, ultimately providing useful information on strength, ductility, toughness and dimensional stability changes for effects such as embrittlement, reduction in ductility and toughness, void swelling, hardening, irradiation creep, stress corrosion cracking, etc. over time as materials are subjected to reactor operational irradiation. This paper serves as a brief review of rate theory fundamentals and presents several examples of research that exemplify the application and importance of rate theory in examining the effects of radiation damage on RPV steel.

  15. On Jane Eyre’s Rebellion Consciousness in Jane Eyre%论《简爱》中女权主义反抗意识

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    史小平

    2012-01-01

    《简爱》是19世纪英国批判现实主义女性小说家夏洛蒂.勃朗特的不朽之作。以女主人公简爱的经历为主线,讲述了一个坚强,独立,自尊与自信的女性爱情故事,塑造了一位值得赞美,歌颂的女教师形象。文章讨论了简爱的反抗意识,集中反映在她为自由,平等,独立和女性尊重而战。在盖茨黑德,简爱由顺从到为生存而战,在劳渥德,她为女性尊重和平等而战,也为拥有平等爱而战。最后她赢得了罗切斯特的爱,过着幸福的生活。简爱的性格发展反映了维多利亚时期女性为获得自由和平等的梦想,与此同时,她为以后的女权主义的发展奠定了基础。%Jane Eyre is the masterpiece of Charlotte Bronte,who is a famous talented realist and woman novelist.This thesis discusses the rebellious character of Jane,which reflects in her struggle for freedom,respect,independence and equality.In Gateshead,Jane Eyre’s character develops from obedience to rebellion for mere survival.In Lowood,she rebels for respect and equality.Jane Eyre also struggles hard for equal love,in the end she wins Richester’s love and lives happily.Jane Eyre’s character development reflects woman’s dream in Victorian age to obtain freedom and equality.In the meantime,she sets a good example for women and is a good model for women forever.

  16. The Mystery of the Past Haunts Again: Jane Eyre and Eugenie Marlitt’s Die zweite Frau Le mystère du passé hante encore: l’influence de Jane Eyre sur Die zweite Frau d’Eugenie Marlitt

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    Ivonne Defant

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a classic in women’s fiction. When it was published in 1847, it made an immediate impact in mid-Victorian England, partly because it drew on the paradigmatic story of a romance heroine, partly because it interpreted the needs of the women of the time. Since then, the Thornfield Hall attic where Bertha Mason is kept hidden by the master of the house, Mr. Rochester, has become the metaphor of a feminine place of imprisonment and,at the same time, of rebellion against patriarchal rules.About thirty years after Jane Eyre, another woman writer published a book which evokes the haunting atmosphere of the Thornfield Hall theme, i.e., the German writer Eugenie Marlitt, the author of Die zweite Frau ( The second wife, 1874.Interestingly, Marlitt seems to recapture, while rewriting it, the character of Bertha within the context of German domestic fiction. Bothnovels explore indeed the issue of the imprisoned and socially marginalised woman in terms of ethnicity to show how gender roles are inevitably complicit with power relations. In Jane Eyre and Die zweite Frau the house motif is a pivotal element that leads to our understanding of the female characters, but it is above all the mystery that reverberates through the houses of the two novels, represented by two women, the Creole Bertha  and the Indian Lotusblume, which, being crucial to the articulation of the discursive thrust underlying the two narratives, discloses the multi-layered construction of femininity.Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë est un classique de la littérature féminine. Lors de sa publication en 1847, le roman eut un impact immédiat sur l’Angleterre victorienne, d’une part parce qu’il racontait l’histoire paradigmatique d’une héroïne de romance et d’autre part parce qu’il se faisait l’interprète des désirs des femmes de l’époque. Depuis, le grenier de Thornfield Hall où le maître de maison cache Bertha Mason, est devenu la

  17. “WEALTH OR LOVE, WHAT DOES A WOMAN WANT?” AN IRONIC LOOK AT THE MIDDLE CLASS NORMS IN CHARLOTTE BRONTE’S JANE EYRE

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    Full Text Available Jane Eyre is a novel written in the early nineteenth century (1847. It depicts the English society of the upper, middle and lower class and their habits and attitudes towards life. The opening of the novel points to social class, wealth and marriage as its major theme. Throughout the novel, the relationship between social awareness of class and marriage, especially dealing with money or property are highlighted, the reason why society tends to consider about social class, money and property in finding a suitable partner to marry. This paper relies on the examples from the novel to show how nineteenth-century women imagined their marriage. In terms of women’s social rights and roles, Charlotte Bronte tries to open readers' eyes to the idea that women's abilities should not be limited only to the sphere of the family. Bronte’s novel does not only attack Victorian class structure but also the issue of gender.   Keywords : marriage, wealth, property, women’s roles, gender

  18. Dual stratified mixed convection flow of Eyring-Powell fluid over an inclined stretching cylinder with heat generation/absorption effect

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    Rehman, Khalil Ur; Malik, M. Y.; Salahuddin, T.; Naseer, M.

    2016-07-01

    Present work is made to study the effects of double stratified medium on the mixed convection boundary layer flow of Eyring-Powell fluid induced by an inclined stretching cylinder. Flow analysis is conceded in the presence of heat generation/absorption. Temperature and concentration are supposed to be higher than ambient fluid across the surface of cylinder. The arising flow conducting system of partial differential equations is primarily transformed into coupled non-linear ordinary differential equations with the aid of suitable transformations. Numerical solutions of resulting intricate non-linear boundary value problem are computed successfully by utilizing fifth order Runge-Kutta algorithm with shooting technique. The effect logs of physical flow controlling parameters on velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are examined graphically. Further, numerical findings are obtained for two distinct cases namely, zero (plate) and non-zero (cylinder) values of curvature parameter and the behaviour are presented through graphs for skin-friction coefficient, Nusselt number and Sherwood number. The current analysis is validated by developing comparison with previously published work, which sets a benchmark of quality of numerical approach.

  19. Entropy Generation on MHD Flow of Powell-Eyring Fluid Between Radially Stretching Rotating Disk with Diffusion-Thermo and Thermo-Diffusion Effects

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    Full Text Available An investigation is performed for an alyzing the effect of entropy generation on the steady, laminar, axisymmetric flow of an incompressible Powell-Eyring fluid. The flow is considered in the presence of vertically applied magnetic field between radially stretching rotating disks. The Energy and concentration equation is taking into account to investigate the heat dissipation, Soret, Dufour and Joule heating effects. To describe the considered flow non-dimensionalized equations, an exact similarity function is used to reduce a set of the partial differential equation into a system of non-linear coupled ordinary differential equation with the associated boundary conditions. Using homotopy analysis method (HAM, an analytic solution for velocity, temperature and concentration profiles are obtained over the entire range of the imperative parameters. The velocity components, concentration and temperature field are used to determine the entropy generation. Plots illustrate important results on the effect of physical flow parameters. Results obtained by means of HAM are then compared with the results obtained by using optimized homotopy analysis method (OHAM. They are in very good agreement.

  20. On the Historic Metaphor Embedded in the Novel Jane Eyre%小说《简爱》中包藏的历史隐喻

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    马小朝

    2016-01-01

    小说《简爱》中的简爱与疯女人的人生态度是下层女性形象的意识与潜意识的艺术符号。这个艺术符号不是关于性别问题,而是社会阶级问题,尤其是社会阶级调和理想的诗性说明。它不但作为一面镜子生动地反映了一个下层女性形象的欢欣与痛苦、生存与死亡,而且通过女性的声音,表达了关于社会人生、历史发展的深刻见解。%The life attitudes of Jane and the mad woman in the novel Jane Eyre is an artistic symbol of a lower –level woman’ s consciousness and subconsciousness. The artistic symbol is a poetic explanation relating to the social class, especially the ideal of the class harmony, not relating to the problem of sex. The artistic symbol not only mirrors the author’ s pleasure and pain, existence and death but also expres-ses a woman’ s deep opinions on social life and historical development through her voice.

  1. 女性主义视野下的《简·爱》解读%The Appreciation of Jane Eyre from the Perspective of Feminism

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    庞中兰

    2014-01-01

    Jane Eyre is a classical literary work written in the context of feminism starting in the mid-19th century. The feminism was demonstrated not only through the heroine’s action against the patriarchal society, but also through her language, thus making it a remarkable feminist masterpiece.%《简·爱》是19世纪中期兴起的女权主义热潮的时代背景下产生的一部极具女性主义色彩的名著。《简·爱》中女性主义思想不仅集中体现在反抗男权社会的女主人公行为上,而且作品的语言叙述也处处彰显女性意识,从而使得《简·爱》成为诠释女性主义思想的文学经典。

  2. On a novel rate theory for transport in narrow ion channels and its application to the study of flux optimization via geometric effects.

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    Abad, E; Reingruber, J; Sansom, M S P

    2009-02-28

    We present a novel rate theory based on the notions of splitting probability and mean first passage time to describe single-ion conduction in narrow, effectively one-dimensional membrane channels. In contrast to traditional approaches such as transition state theory or Kramers theory, transitions between different conduction states in our model are governed by rates which depend on the full geometry of the potential of mean force (PMF) resulting from the superposition of an equilibrium free energy profile and a transmembrane potential induced by a nonequilibrium constraint. If a detailed theoretical PMF is available (e.g., from atomistic molecular dynamics simulations), it can be used to compute characteristic conductance curves in the framework of our model, thereby bridging the gap between the atomistic and the mesoscopic level of description. Explicit analytic solutions for the rates, the ion flux, and the associated electric current can be obtained by approximating the actual PMF by a piecewise linear potential. As illustrative examples, we consider both a theoretical and an experimental application of the model. The theoretical example is based on a hypothetical channel with a fully symmetric sawtooth equilibrium PMF. For this system, we explore how changes in the spatial extent of the binding sites affect the rate of transport when a linear voltage ramp is applied. Already for the case of a single binding site, we find that there is an optimum size of the site which maximizes the current through the channel provided that the applied voltage exceeds a threshold value given by the binding energy of the site. The above optimization effect is shown to arise from the complex interplay between the channel structure and the applied electric field, expressed by a nonlinear dependence of the rates with respect to the linear size of the binding site. In studying the properties of current-voltage curves, we find a double crossover between sublinear and superlinear

  3. 从弗洛伊德人格观谈简·爱的心理结构%A Psychological Analysis of Jane Eyre's Character from Freudian Theory

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    张磊; 武丽梅

    2007-01-01

    中的女主人公简·爱坚强、自尊、独立,富有反抗和勇气,是世界众多文学作品中一个光辉永恒的女性形象.本文试图通过弗洛伊德精神分析法的心理结构理论来解读简·爱复杂而典型的性格,以进一步欣赏其独特的艺术魅力.

  4. Testing the Expectation Theory of the Term Structure of Interest Rates in Turkish Fixed-Income Securities Market.

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This study empirically tests the expectations hypothesis of term structure of interest rates, in Turkish fixed-income securities market. In the study Johansen and Juselius (JJ test co-integration test has been applied to determine the existence of at least one common trend between short and long term bond interest rates, and it has determined. Therefore both r =0 and also r≤1 co-integration vector hypothesis have been rejected. In other words, based on the data covering January 3, 2003 through June 2010, and consist of 89 observation on each of the 8 different maturity ranging from 3 months to 5 years, it was determined that there were more than 1 co-integration ( r>1 vector in the series. The results indicate that in Turkish fixed-income securities market shorter-term interest rates effects longer-term interest rates. In fact, granger causality test applied and its results also confirm the findings cited above. Besides, the study is bearing some very important implications for Turkish monetary authorities that they could predict and observe behavior of the longer-term interest rates, and also inflation rates, based on the given change in short-term interest rates. In this aspect, this study is unique.

  5. Quartz dissolution. I - Negative crystal experiments and a rate law. II - Theory of rough and smooth surfaces

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    Gratz, Andrew J.; Bird, Peter

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    The range of the measured quartz dissolution rates, as a function of temperature and pOH, extent of saturation, and ionic strength, is extended to cover a wider range of solution chemistries, using the negative crystal methodology of Gratz et al. (1990) to measure the dissolution rate. A simple rate law describing the quartz dissolution kinetics above the point of zero charge of quartz is derived for ionic strengths above 0.003 m. Measurements were performed on some defective crystals, and the mathematics of step motion was developed for quartz dissolution and was compared with rough-face behavior using two different models.

  6. A Study of the Female Consciousness in Jane Eyre from the Perspective of Initiation Story%成长视角下《简·爱》的女性意识研究

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    苏仕敏

    2016-01-01

    Jane Eyre is a classic feministic work .The author Charlotte Bront narrates the heroine ’ s different ex-periences in Gateshead , Lowood , Thornfield , Moor House and Ferndean .Jane Eyre has an isolated childhood in Gateshead .She gets education and friendship in Lowood .In Thornfield she experiences ups and downs of her love, and then she goes to the Moor House where she obtains family love .Finally she marries Rochester in Fer-dean .In spite of all the hardships , Jane Eyre ’ s self-respect and her pursuit of independence and equality reflect a strong feminism during the Victorian period .%《简·爱》是一部女性文学经典,作者夏洛蒂·勃朗特叙述了主人公在盖茨黑德、罗沃德、桑菲尔德、沼泽居和芬丁生活的五个不同阶段的成长经历。简·爱在盖茨黑德度过了孤独的童年,在罗沃德求学交友,在桑菲尔德经历了跌宕起伏的爱情,在沼泽居收获了亲情,最后在芬丁与罗切斯特终成眷属。在坎坷的成长过程中,简·爱自尊自爱,坚定地追求经济上的独立和爱情上的平等,勇敢地反抗当时以男性为主的社会传统观念,展现出不屈不挠的女性意识。

  7. Effectiveness of Educational Program Based on the Theory of Reasoned Action to Decrease the Rate of Cesarean Delivery Among Pregnant Women in Fasa, Southern Iran

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    Ali Khan-Jeihooni

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Cesarean section is considered as a major surgery accompanied by several complications. The present study aimed to determine the effect of educational intervention based on the theory of reasoned action to reduce the rate of cesarean section among pregnant women in Fasa, Southern Iran. Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 100 (50 participants in each of the control and intervention groups primiparous women in the third trimester of pregnancy admitted to health centers of Fasa city, Fars province, Iran. The data-gathering tool was a multipart questionnaire containing demographic variables and the theory of reasoned action structures. After the pretest, the intervention group underwent exclusive training based on the theory of reasoned action. Then, after 3 months, both groups took part in the posttest. Data was analyzed by paired T-test, independent T-test and chi-square using SPSS-18 software. Results: A significant difference was found between the two groups regarding knowledge, evaluations behavioral outcomes, Behavioral beliefs and intention (P<0.001. Chi-square analysis showed a significant difference between the two groups regarding their performance (P<0.001. Conclusion: The present intervention was effective in increasing the pregnant women’s knowledge, evaluation of outcomes, attitude and strengthening their intention as well as performance. Therefore, it is suggested to use this model and other systematic straining for pregnant women to decrease the rate of cesarean section.

  8. Voltage stress effects on microcircuit accelerated life test failure rates

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    Johnson, G. M.

    1976-01-01

    The applicability of Arrhenius and Eyring reaction rate models for describing microcircuit aging characteristics as a function of junction temperature and applied voltage was evaluated. The results of a matrix of accelerated life tests with a single metal oxide semiconductor microcircuit operated at six different combinations of temperature and voltage were used to evaluate the models. A total of 450 devices from two different lots were tested at ambient temperatures between 200 C and 250 C and applied voltages between 5 Vdc and 15 Vdc. A statistical analysis of the surface related failure data resulted in bimodal failure distributions comprising two lognormal distributions; a 'freak' distribution observed early in time, and a 'main' distribution observed later in time. The Arrhenius model was shown to provide a good description of device aging as a function of temperature at a fixed voltage. The Eyring model also appeared to provide a reasonable description of main distribution device aging as a function of temperature and voltage. Circuit diagrams are shown.

  9. Predicting pressure-dependent unimolecular rate constants using variational transition state theory with multidimensional tunneling combined with system-specific quantum RRK theory: a definitive test for fluoroform dissociation.

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    Bao, Junwei Lucas; Zhang, Xin; Truhlar, Donald G

    2016-06-22

    Understanding the falloff in rate constants of gas-phase unimolecular reaction rate constants as the pressure is lowered is a fundamental problem in chemical kinetics, with practical importance for combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and essentially all gas-phase reaction mechanisms. In the present work, we use our recently developed system-specific quantum RRK theory, calibrated by canonical variational transition state theory with small-curvature tunneling, combined with the Lindemann-Hinshelwood mechanism, to model the dissociation reaction of fluoroform (CHF3), which provides a definitive test for falloff modeling. Our predicted pressure-dependent thermal rate constants are in excellent agreement with experimental values over a wide range of pressures and temperatures. The present validation of our methodology, which is able to include variational transition state effects, multidimensional tunneling based on the directly calculated potential energy surface along the tunneling path, and torsional and other vibrational anharmonicity, together with state-of-the-art reaction-path-based direct dynamics calculations, is important because the method is less empirical than models routinely used for generating full mechanisms, while also being simpler in key respects than full master equation treatments and the full reduced falloff curve and modified strong collision methods of Troe.

  10. Jane Air: The Heroine as Caged Bird in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca L’héroïne, oiseau en cage dans Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë et Rebecca d’Alfred Hitchcock

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    Paul Marchbanks

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Dans le quatrième chapitre de son ouvrage intitulé Brontë Transformations (1996, Patsy Stoneman révèle l’importance des reprises et transformations dont a fait l’objet Jane Eyre (1847 de Charlotte Brontë dans diverses pièces de théâtre, romans et films depuis sa publication initiale. L’un des avatars les plus intéressants mentionné par P. Stoneman est Rebecca d’Alfred Hitchcock (1940 d’après le roman à succès éponyme de Daphné Du Maurier paru en 1938. Parmi les nombreux éléments communs au roman de Brontë et au film d’Hitchcock figurent l’héroïne orpheline consciente de son physique ordinaire, un personnage masculin maussade doté d’une épouse “présente-absente” et une intendante dont le tempérament influence l’atmosphère du manoir dans lequel l’héroïne réside temporairement. Un autre point commun, plus difficile à déceler car profondément intégré à chaque œuvre, est le portrait de l’héroïne en oiseau prisonnier. Ce(tte subtile trope/métaphore mérite d’être remarqué(e car non seulement l’image constitue un lien entre les deux œuvres mais elle permet aussi, dans ses diverses manifestations, de les différencier. Tandis que dans Jane Eyre, l’image de l’oiseau apparaît chaque fois que Jane s’échappe d’un lieu qui l’emprisonne, celle de la cage s’avère être l’élément dominant dans le film d’Hitchcock, imposant finalement des limites infranchissables à la liberté de l’héroïne.

  11. Damping Rates and Mean Free Paths of Soft Fermion Collective Excitations in a Hot Fermion-Gauge-Scalar Theory

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    Wang, S Y; De Vega, H J; Lee, D S; Ng, Y J

    2000-01-01

    We study the transport coefficients, damping rates and mean free paths of soft fermion collective excitations in a hot fermion-gauge-scalar plasma with the goal of understanding the main physical mechanisms that determine transport of chirality in scenarios of non-local electroweak baryogenesis. The focus is on identifying the different transport coefficients for the different branches of soft collective excitations of the fermion spectrum. These branches correspond to collective excitations with opposite ratios of chirality to helicity and different dispersion relations. By combining results from the hard thermal loop (HTL) resummation program with a novel mechanism of fermion damping through heavy scalar decay, we obtain a robust description of the different damping rates and mean free paths for the soft collective excitations to leading order in HTL and lowest order in the Yukawa coupling. The space-time evolution of wave packets of collective excitations unambiguously reveals the respective mean free path...

  12. Organ-specific rates of cellular respiration in developing sunflower seedlings and their bearing on metabolic scaling theory.

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    Kutschera, Ulrich; Niklas, Karl J

    2012-10-01

    Fifty years ago Max Kleiber described what has become known as the "mouse-to-elephant" curve, i.e., a log-log plot of basal metabolic rate versus body mass. From these data, "Kleiber's 3/4 law" was deduced, which states that metabolic activity scales as the three fourths-power of body mass. However, for reasons unknown so far, no such "universal scaling law" has been discovered for land plants (embryophytes). Here, we report that the metabolic rates of four different organs (cotyledons, cotyledonary hook, hypocotyl, and roots) of developing sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seedlings grown in darkness (skotomorphogenesis) and in white light (photomorphogenesis) differ by a factor of 2 to 5 and are largely independent of light treatment. The organ-specific respiration rate (oxygen uptake per minute per gram of fresh mass) of the apical hook, which is composed of cells with densely packaged cytoplasm, is much higher than that of the hypocotyl, an organ that contains vacuolated cells. Data for cell length, cell density, and DNA content reveal that (1) hook opening in white light is caused by a stimulation of cell elongation on the inside of the curved organ, (2) respiration, cell density and DNA content are much higher in the hook than in the stem, and (3) organ-specific respiration rates and the DNA contents of tissues are statistically correlated. We conclude that, due to the heterogeneity of the plant body caused by the vacuolization of the cells, Kleiber's law, which was deduced using mammals as a model system, cannot be applied to embryophytes. In plants, this rule may reflect scaling phenomena at the level of the metabolically active protoplasmic contents of the cells.

  13. Ab initio and density functional theory evidence on the rate-limiting step in the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction.

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    Roy, Dipankar; Sunoj, Raghavan B

    2007-11-08

    The first ab initio and DFT studies on the mechanism of the MBH reaction show that the rate-limiting step involves an intramolecular proton transfer in the zwitterionic intermediate generated by the addition of enolate to electrophile. The activation barrier for the C-C bond-formation is found to be 20.2 kcal/mol lower than the proton-transfer step for the MBH reaction between methyl vinyl ketone and benzaldehyde catalyzed by DABCO.

  14. Stability theory of a confined toroidal plasma. Part II. Modified energy principle and growth rate. Technical summary report

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    Laurence, P.; Shen, M.C.

    1982-03-01

    Based upon the existence and uniqueness of a solution to the linearized Lundquist equations established previously, the modified energy principle for the sigma-stability of a confined toroidal plasma is rigorously justified. A variational principle is developed to find the infimum of sigma, and an estimate for the maximum growth rate is obtained. The results are also extended to a diffuse pinch and a multiple tori plasma.

  15. Theory and Experiment on the Measurement of Kinetic Rate Constants for Surfactant Exchange at an Air/Water Interface.

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    Pan; Green; Maldarelli

    1998-09-15

    The paper focuses on the measurement of the rate constants for the kinetic steps of adsorption and desorption of surfactant between an air/water surface and the aqueous bulk sublayer adjacent to the surface. Kinetic constants are determined in nonequilibrium experiments in which either a clean surface is contacted with a bulk solution and surfactant diffuses toward and adsorbs onto the interface, or the area of an established monolayer in equilibrium with an underlying solution is changed, and surfactant exchanges between the surface and bulk. The dynamic tension change due to the surfactant exchange is measured, and compared to predictions of kinetic-diffusive transport models in order to infer the kinetic coefficients as well the diffusion coefficients. Model comparisons for highly surface active surfactants have resolved only the diffusion coefficient as the transport was found to be diffusion controlled; kinetic constants have only been established for less active materials such as alcohols or bolaform surfactants. In this study, we demonstrate that kinetics can be differentiated from diffusion in clean interface adsorption and re-equilibration if high bulk concentrations of the surfactant are used, or in re-equilibration, if the surface is compressed sufficiently. We first establish theoretically that mass transfer shifts from diffusion-limited to mixed as the bulk concentration increases in clean interface adsorption, or the surface compression is increased in re-equilibration. We then experimentally verify this idea by using the polyethoxylated surfactant C12E6 (C12H25 (OCH2CH2)6-OH) and by measuring dynamic surface tensions in clean interface adsorption and re-equilibration, respectively by the shape analysis of pendant bubbles. We find values of 6 x 10(-10) m2/s for the diffusion coefficient, and 1.4 x 10(-5) m/sec and 1.4 x 10(-4) s-1 for the adsorption and desorption rate constants, respectively, in a Frumkin kinetic formulation. While the adsorption

  16. On the Theory of Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Involving Electron Transfer. V. Comparison and Properties of Electrochemical and Chemical Rate Constants

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    Marcus, R. A.

    1962-01-01

    Using a theory of electron transfers which takes cognizance of reorganization of the medium outside the inner coordination shell and of changes of bond lengths inside it, relations between electrochemical and related chemical rate constants are deduced and compared with the experimental data. A correlation is found, without the use of arbitrary parameters. Effects of weak complexes with added electrolytes are included under specified conditions. The deductions offer a way of coordinating a variety of data in the two fields, internally as well as with each those in another. For example, the rate of oxidation or reduction of a series of related reactants by one reagent is correlated with that of another and with that of the corresponding electrochemical oxidation-reduction reaction, under certain specified conditions. These correlations may also provide a test for distinguishing an electron from an atom transfer mechanism. (auth)

  17. Influence of dielectric microcavity on the spontaneous emission rate of atom: a perspective on the closed-orbit theory of photons

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    Shubao Wang; Xueyou Xu; Hongyun Li; Zhengmao Jia; Shenglu Lin

    2008-01-01

    The formulas of the quantum electrodynamics have been applied to calculate the spontaneous emission rate of excited atom in dielectric microcavity.The results exhibit damping oscillating Patterns which depend sensitively on the scaling parameter and geometrical structure.Compared with the case that the emitting atom is immersed in dielectric,the spontaneous emission rate is depressed obviously and the center or the mean value of the oscillations is intimately related to the real refractive index of the local position where the atom is.In order to explain this phenomenon,we utilize the closed-orbit theory to deal with the classical trajectories of the emitted photon.and extract the corresponding frequencies of the oscillations by Fourier transform.It is found that the oscillations can be represented in terms of the closed-orbits of the photon motion constrained in dielectric microcavity,thus providing another perspective on the spontaneous emission of atom sandwiched by dielectric slabs.

  18. Diverging Interpretations of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847: Franco Zeffirelli’s and Robert Stevenson’s Screen Adaptations Divergences interprétatives autour de Jane Eyre (1847 de Charlotte Brontë : les adaptations cinématographiques de Franco Zeffirelli et Robert Stevenson

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    Delphine Letort

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Franco Zeffirelli et Robert Stevenson nous offrent deux interprétations de Jane Eyre à travers des adaptations qui retiennent des choix narratifs souvent parallèles mais dont les mises en scène diffèrent, creusant un écart manifeste au niveau de la caractérisation du personnage éponyme. Le premier dramatise le récit pour souligner l’obstination de l’enfant et retracer le développement de la jeune femme tandis que le second adopte une approche hollywoodienne classique, utilisant le noir et blanc pour évoquer la fragilité de l’enfant et de la femme dans une structure sociale répressive soumise à l’autorité masculine. Les portraits esquissés par les réalisateurs reflètent des choix d’interprétation guidés par une lecture personnelle et contemporaine du récit de Charlotte Brontë.

  19. THE OPTIMAL RATE OF R&D EXPENDITURES ÎN GDP – BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The relation between economic growth, competitiveness, productivity, on one hand, and investment in research and development (R&D, on the other, has been the research subject of numerous scientific studies. The significant contribution of the investment in R&D to productivity growth, competitiveness and economic growth is generally acknowledged. Some authors have attempted to empirically and theoretically estimate the optimal level of R&D investment at the micro and mezo level, following different paths, according to their option for the aggregation level of analysis or to the different indicators selected as most relevant. Yet, the identification of the R&D investment level that maximizes the productivity growth rate at macroeconomic level seems to have been rather marginal to the general research interest. Available scientific papers estimate it by relating the share of R&D spending in GDP to productivity, expressed through the Total Factor Productivity or labour productivity per hour worked. This paper looks into the correlation between the spending for research and development in some EU countries, as a share of GDP, underlining the relative positions to the optimal interval for R&D investment, according to Mario Coccia estimations, and the corresponding rates of labour productivity growth, during the 2000-2009 period. Special attention will be given to Romania’s positioning in European context, in order to identify potential solutions to future improvement.

  20. Separating climate change signals into thermodynamic, lapse-rate and circulation effects: theory and application to the European summer climate

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    Kröner, Nico; Kotlarski, Sven; Fischer, Erich; Lüthi, Daniel; Zubler, Elias; Schär, Christoph

    2016-07-01

    Climate models robustly project a strong overall summer warming across Europe showing a characteristic north-south gradient with enhanced warming and drying in southern Europe. However, the processes that are responsible for this pattern are not fully understood. We here employ an extended surrogate or pseudo-warming approach to disentangle the contribution of different mechanisms to this response pattern. The basic idea of the surrogate technique is to use a regional climate model and apply a large-scale warming to the lateral boundary conditions of a present-day reference simulation, while maintaining the relative humidity (and thus implicitly increasing the specific moisture content). In comparison to previous studies, our approach includes two important extensions: first, different vertical warming profiles are applied in order to separate the effects of a mean warming from lapse-rate effects. Second, a twin-design is used, in which the climate change signals are not only added to present-day conditions, but also subtracted from a scenario experiment. We demonstrate that these extensions provide an elegant way to separate the full climate change signal into contributions from large-scale thermodynamic (TD), lapse-rate (LR), and circulation and other remaining effects (CO). The latter in particular include changes in land-ocean contrast and spatial variations of the SST warming patterns. We find that the TD effect yields a large-scale warming across Europe with no distinct latitudinal gradient. The LR effect, which is quantified for the first time in our study, leads to a stronger warming and some drying in southern Europe. It explains about 50 % of the warming amplification over the Iberian Peninsula, thus demonstrating the important role of lapse-rate changes. The effect is linked to an extending Hadley circulation. The CO effect as inherited from the driving GCM is shown to further amplify the north-south temperature change gradient. In terms of mean summer

  1. Separating climate change signals into thermodynamic, lapse-rate and circulation effects: Theory and application to the European summer climate

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    Kroener, Nico; Kotlarski, Sven; Fischer, Erich; Lüthi, Daniel; Zubler, Elias; Schär, Christoph

    2016-04-01

    Climate models robustly project a strong overall summer warming across Europe showing a characteristic north-south gradient with enhanced warming and drying in southern Europe. However, the processes that are responsible for this pattern are not fully understood. We here employ an extended surrogate or pseudo-warming approach to disentangle the contribution of different mechanisms to this response pattern. The basic idea of the surrogate technique is to use a regional climate model and apply a large-scale warming to the lateral boundary conditions of a present-day reference simulation, while maintaining the relative humidity (and thus implicitly increasing the specific moisture content). In comparison to previous studies, our approach includes two important extensions: First, different vertical warming profiles are applied in order to separate the effects of a mean warming from lapse-rate effects. Second, a twin-design is used, in which the temperature change signal is not only added to present-day conditions, but also subtracted from a scenario experiment. We use the regional climate model COSMO-CLM with a grid spacing of approximately 50 km (EURO-CORDEX EUR-44 setup) using transient simulations (1950-2100) with the RCP8.5 emissions scenario. We demonstrate that the aforementioned extensions provide an elegant way to separate the full climate change signal into contributions from large-scale thermodynamics (LST), lapse-rate (LR) and large-scale circulation (LSC). In our framework the LSC effect also includes effects due to changes in land-sea contrast and the spatial variations of the SST warming pattern. We find that the LST effect yields a large-scale warming across Europe without any distinct latitudinal gradient. The LR effect, which is quantified for the first time in our study, leads to a stronger warming and some drying in Southern Europe. It explains about 50% of the warming amplification over the Iberian Peninsula, thus demonstrating the important role of

  2. The phoenix's nirvana——Image interpretation of Bertha mason in "Jane Eyre"%凤凰的涅槃——《简·爱》中伯莎·梅森形象的再解读

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    夏洛蒂·勃朗特是英国十九世纪著名的女作家.具有自传色彩的小说《简·爱》是她的代表作,在英国文学史上具有划时代的意义.评论家认为《简·爱》是英国历史上第一部以女性人物形象为中心,反抗父权统治的小说.夏洛蒂·勃朗特在小说中浓墨重彩塑造了在父权制占统治地位的社会中,努力追求与男性平等,并且自尊,自爱的经典的女家庭教师简·爱的丰满形象,以及在此过程中简·爱所遭受的磨难及她成长的心路历程.自作品问世以来,评论家从各个角度对该作进行了剖析.本文作者将以桑菲尔德庄园里经常在夜半时分出现的"疯女人"伯莎·梅森为切入点展开分析,探讨男权社会下她孤独的内心世界并分析她在父权制占统治地位的社会中如何成为男权的牺牲品,以及在象征罗切斯特男权统治的桑菲尔德庄园里艰难的生存状态,并且深入探析缺乏话语权的伯莎如何以不同于简·爱的方式向男权发起挑战,并最终毁灭自己,寻求精神重生的悲壮过程.%Charlotte Bronte is a British famous female writer in the 19th century. With autobiography color's novel "Jane Eyre" is her masterpiece, is of epoch-making significance in the history of English literature. Critics argue that "Jane Eyre" is the first novel that takes female characters as the center and revolts patriarchal domination in the history of England. In the novel charlotte Bronte shaped part in dominant patriarchy society, striving for equality with men, and self-esteem, self-love of classic governess full image of Jane Eyre, and in the process of Jane Eyre suffered hardships and her journey of growing up. Since work come out, critics analyzes from different angles. This article will take Bertha mason (mad woman often appears in the midnight from Thornfield manor) as the breakthrough point, discuss her lonely inner world under the patriarchal society, and how she becomes a

  3. Frequency sweep rates of rising tone electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves: Comparison between nonlinear theory and Cluster observation

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    He, Zhaoguo [Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Zong, Qiugang, E-mail: qgzong@gmail.com; Wang, Yongfu [Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Liu, Siqing; Lin, Ruilin; Shi, Liqin [Center for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-12-15

    Resonant pitch angle scattering by electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves has been suggested to account for the rapid loss of ring current ions and radiation belt electrons. For the rising tone EMIC wave (classified as triggered EMIC emission), its frequency sweep rate strongly affects the efficiency of pitch-angle scattering. Based on the Cluster observations, we analyze three typical cases of rising tone EMIC waves. Two cases locate at the nightside (22.3 and 22.6 magnetic local time (MLT)) equatorial region and one case locates at the duskside (18MLT) higher magnetic latitude (λ = –9.3°) region. For the three cases, the time-dependent wave amplitude, cold electron density, and cold ion density ratio are derived from satellite data; while the ambient magnetic field, thermal proton perpendicular temperature, and the wave spectral can be directly provided by observation. These parameters are input into the nonlinear wave growth model to simulate the time-frequency evolutions of the rising tones. The simulated results show good agreements with the observations of the rising tones, providing further support for the previous finding that the rising tone EMIC wave is excited through the nonlinear wave growth process.

  4. Frequency sweep rates of rising tone electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves: Comparison between nonlinear theory and Cluster observation

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    He, Zhaoguo; Zong, Qiugang; Liu, Siqing; Wang, Yongfu; Lin, Ruilin; Shi, Liqin

    2014-12-01

    Resonant pitch angle scattering by electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves has been suggested to account for the rapid loss of ring current ions and radiation belt electrons. For the rising tone EMIC wave (classified as triggered EMIC emission), its frequency sweep rate strongly affects the efficiency of pitch-angle scattering. Based on the Cluster observations, we analyze three typical cases of rising tone EMIC waves. Two cases locate at the nightside (22.3 and 22.6 magnetic local time (MLT)) equatorial region and one case locates at the duskside (18MLT) higher magnetic latitude (λ = -9.3°) region. For the three cases, the time-dependent wave amplitude, cold electron density, and cold ion density ratio are derived from satellite data; while the ambient magnetic field, thermal proton perpendicular temperature, and the wave spectral can be directly provided by observation. These parameters are input into the nonlinear wave growth model to simulate the time-frequency evolutions of the rising tones. The simulated results show good agreements with the observations of the rising tones, providing further support for the previous finding that the rising tone EMIC wave is excited through the nonlinear wave growth process.

  5. Reaction rate constant of CH2O + H = HCO + H2 revisited: a combined study of direct shock tube measurement and transition state theory calculation.

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    Wang, Shengkai; Dames, Enoch E; Davidson, David F; Hanson, Ronald K

    2014-11-06

    The rate constant of the H-abstraction reaction of formaldehyde (CH2O) by hydrogen atoms (H), CH2O + H = H2 + HCO, has been studied behind reflected shock waves with use of a sensitive mid-IR laser absorption diagnostic for CO, over temperatures of 1304-2006 K and at pressures near 1 atm. C2H5I was used as an H atom precursor and 1,3,5-trioxane as the CH2O precursor, to generate a well-controlled CH2O/H reacting system. By designing the experiments to maintain relatively constant H atom concentrations, the current study significantly boosted the measurement sensitivity of the target reaction and suppressed the influence of interfering reactions. The measured CH2O + H rate constant can be expressed in modified Arrhenius from as kCH2O+H(1304-2006 K, 1 atm) = 1.97 × 10(11)(T/K)(1.06) exp(-3818 K/T) cm(3) mol(-1)s(-1), with uncertainty limits estimated to be +18%/-26%. A transition-state-theory (TST) calculation, using the CCSD(T)-F12/VTZ-F12 level of theory, is in good agreement with the shock tube measurement and extended the temperature range of the current study to 200-3000 K, over which a modified Arrhenius fit of the rate constant can be expressed as kCH2O+H(200-3000 K) = 5.86 × 10(3)(T/K)(3.13) exp(-762 K/T) cm(3) mol(-1)s(-1).

  6. Patterns and Rates of Learning in Two Problem-Based Learning Courses Using Outcome Based Assessment and Elaboration Theory

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The concept of “practice makes perfect” was examined in this work in the context of effective learning. Specifically, we wanted to know how much practice was needed for students to demonstrate mastery of learning outcomes. Student learning patterns in two different university courses that use a similar education approach involving problem based learning, outcomes based assessment, and problem sequencing based on elaboration theory were examined. Learning outcomes for each course were explicitly defined and students were repeatedly assessed through sequential assignments. The cumulative proportion of criteria successfully demonstrated for each problem-solving attempt was determined using data retrospectively obtained from instructor grading records. Learning followed a typical growth pattern - it increased rapidly at first and more slowly with succeeding attempts. The precise shape of the learning curve differed between the two courses and is thought to be the result of problem difficulty and problem sequencing. Depending on these two factors, at least one more attempt than the number of times criteria need to be demonstrated is required and often more are needed to demonstrate mastery. This paper presents class-level data and future work should investigate individual performance and particularly why some students learn more quickly than others. Two additional issues for future consideration are the effect of the number of attempts on long-term retention and on the transferability of the learning to other problems.Les chercheurs se penchent sur le concept selon lequel c’est en pratiquant qu’on atteint la perfection en contexte d’apprentissage efficace. Plus précisément, ils cherchent à savoir à quel point les étudiants doivent s’exercer avant d’atteindre les objectifs d’apprentissage. Les chercheurs ont examiné les modèles d’apprentissage des étudiants dans deux cours universitaires différents qui utilisent une approche

  7. How to compare scores from different depression scales: equating the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and the ICD-10-Symptom Rating (ISR) using Item Response Theory.

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    Fischer, H Felix; Tritt, Karin; Klapp, Burghard F; Fliege, Herbert

    2011-12-01

    A wide range of questionnaires for measuring depression are available. Item Response Theory models can help to evaluate the questionnaires exceeding the boundaries of Classical Test Theory and provide an opportunity to equate the questionnaires. In this study after checking for unidimensionality, a General Partial Credit Model was applied to data from two different depression scales [Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and ICD-10-Symptom Rating (ISR)] obtained in clinical settings from a consecutive sample, including 4517 observations from a total of 2999 inpatients and outpatients of a psychosomatic clinic. The precision of each questionnaire was compared and the model was used to transform scores based on the assumed underlying latent trait. Both instruments were constructed to measure the same construct and their estimates of depression severity are highly correlated. Our analysis showed that the predicted scores provided by the conversion tables are similar to the observed scores in a validation sample. The PHQ-9 and ISR depression scales measure depression severity across a broad range with similar precision. While the PHQ-9 shows advantages in measuring low or high depression severity, the ISR is more parsimonious and also suitable for clinical purposes. Furthermore, the equation tables derived in this study enhance the comparability of studies using either one of the instruments, but due to substantial statistical spread the comparison of individual scores is imprecise.

  8. Deformed transition-state theory: Deviation from Arrhenius behavior and application to bimolecular hydrogen transfer reaction rates in the tunneling regime.

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    Carvalho-Silva, Valter H; Aquilanti, Vincenzo; de Oliveira, Heibbe C B; Mundim, Kleber C

    2017-01-30

    A formulation is presented for the application of tools from quantum chemistry and transition-state theory to phenomenologically cover cases where reaction rates deviate from Arrhenius law at low temperatures. A parameter d is introduced to describe the deviation for the systems from reaching the thermodynamic limit and is identified as the linearizing coefficient in the dependence of the inverse activation energy with inverse temperature. Its physical meaning is given and when deviation can be ascribed to quantum mechanical tunneling its value is calculated explicitly. Here, a new derivation is given of the previously established relationship of the parameter d with features of the barrier in the potential energy surface. The proposed variant of transition state theory permits comparison with experiments and tests against alternative formulations. Prescriptions are provided and implemented to three hydrogen transfer reactions: CH4  + OH → CH3  + H2 O, CH3 Cl + OH → CH2 Cl + H2 O and H2  + CN → H + HCN, widely investigated both experimentally and theoretically. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Application of information statistical theory to the description of the effect of heat conduction on the chemical reaction rate in gases

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    Fort, J. [Seccio de Fisica, Escola Politecnica Superior, Universitat de Girona, Girona (Spain); Cukrowski, A.S. [Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland)]|[Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Institute of Chemisty, Pedagogical University, Kielce (Poland)

    1998-06-01

    The effect of the heat flux on the rate of chemical reaction in dilute gases is shown to be important for reactions characterized by high activation energies and in the presence of very large temperature gradients. This effect, obtained from the second-order terms in the distribution function (similar to those obtained in the Burnett approximation to the solution of the Boltzmann equation), is derived on the basis of information theory. It is shown that the analytical results describing the effect are simpler if the kinetic definition for the nonequilibrium temperature is introduced than if the thermodynamic definition is introduced. The numerical results are nearly the same for both definitions. (author) 35 refs, 2 figs

  10. 从穆勒的功利主义看简·爱在婚姻与宗教上的伦理观%From John Mill's Utilitarianism to Observe Jane Eyre's Marital and Religious Ethics

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    李俊宇

    2013-01-01

    In 19th century in Britain, there are many colliding mutually social ideas, one of which is Mill's utilitarianism. Mill holds the view that happiness is the only worth preserving aim. Jane Eyre's marital and religious ethics are consistent with Mill's utilitarianism. She protests against regarding ben-efit as only aim, sacrificing dignity and freedom to get happiness, and utilizing others and being utilized by others. Jane Eyre's ethics are due to British society's attaching importance to reason and utility, and Charlotte's laying emphasis on virtue cultivation. Jane Eyre utilitarianism not only changes the female's dependence on the male, humans' humble position to God, but also exposes the male's humanity. It seems that Charlotte points out a way of pursuing existence, development and gaining happiness for the women from low and middle class.%十九世纪的英国,各种思潮涌动,穆勒的功利主义主张幸福是唯一值得欲求的目的。简·爱在婚姻和宗教上的伦理观契合了穆勒的功利主义,并反对以利益为唯一追求目标的“功利观”,反对牺牲尊严、自由、人格完整来获取幸福,也反对利用他人和被他人利用。简·爱式的功利主义婚姻观和宗教观既是十九世纪英国社会重理性、重“实用”的产物,也是夏洛特重视伦理道德修养的产物。这种功利主义伦理观不仅调整了女性对应于男性的依附关系,而且改变了人对应于神的屈从地位,彰显了女性的主体人格。夏洛特通过叙述简的成长道路,似乎给当时代的中下层女性指明了一条求生存、求发展、实现真正幸福的道路。

  11. 基于语料库的《简·爱》语言特点及主题词表征分析%A Corpus-based Representative Analysis of Language and Keywords in Jane Eyre

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    姜晓艳

    2016-01-01

    语料库研究方法广泛应用于文学作品分析,为研究《简·爱》中的语言特点及主题词所表征的细节提供了可能。从《简·爱》中分别提取出现频率最高的50个词及出现频率最高的动词、名词和形容词,分析其语言特点,并在此基础上进一步探究主题词与情节、人物环境、心理之间的关系。由此发现,在《简·爱》中人称代词频繁出现;小说使用了大量与心理、感官、肢体相关的词汇;主题词不仅推动了情节发展,还塑造了人物形象。基于客观数据而得出的研究成果可以加深读者对《简·爱》语言、情节和人物塑造等细节方面的理解,也补充了传统文学视角下对《简·爱》的评论。%The methods of corpus linguistics are applied in this paper to analyze the details of language and keywords in Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë.Firstly,this paper retrieves the fifty most frequent words,the most frequent verbs,nouns and adjectives in the novel and analyzes the language characteristics represented by these words.Afterwards,the paper aims to analyze the relationships between the keywords and plot,characters,psychological activities on the basis of the reference cor-pus of Jane Austen's works.It is found that there are a large number of pronouns as well as the words that describe psychological activities,sense and body in the novel;the keywords play an important role in promoting the plot and creating the characters.With such statistics and examples provided by the corpus,the understanding of the language,plot and characters in JaneEyre can be strengthened. Therefore,this paper is a supplement to the traditional literary criticism of JaneEyre.

  12. Radical scavenging ability of gallic acid toward OH and OOH radicals. Reaction mechanism and rate constants from the density functional theory.

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    Marino, Tiziana; Galano, Annia; Russo, Nino

    2014-09-04

    Gallic acid is a ubiquitous compound, widely distributed in the vegetal kingdom and frequently found in the human diet. In the present work, its primary antioxidant activity has been investigated using the density functional theory (DFT), and the quantum mechanics-based test for overall free radical scavenging activity (QM-ORSA) protocol. It was found that gallic acid is a better antioxidant than the reference compound, Trolox, regardless of the polarity of the environment. In addition, gallic acid is predicted to be among the best peroxyl radical scavengers identified so far in nonpolar (lipid) media. This compound is capable of scavenging hydroxyl radicals at diffusion-limited rates, and hydroperoxyl radicals with rate constants in the order of 10(5) M(-1) s(-1). The deprotonation of gallic acid, in aqueous solution, is predicted to increase the protective action of this compound against oxidative stress. Gallic acid was also identified as a versatile scavenger, capable of rapidly deactivating a wide variety of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) via electron transfer at physiological pH.

  13. Derivation of a true (t → 0+) quantum transition-state theory. II. Recovery of the exact quantum rate in the absence of recrossing.

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    Althorpe, Stuart C; Hele, Timothy J H

    2013-08-28

    In Paper I [T. J. H. Hele and S. C. Althorpe, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 084108 (2013)] we derived a quantum transition-state theory (TST) by taking the t → 0+ limit of a new form of quantum flux-side time-correlation function containing a ring-polymer dividing surface. This t → 0+ limit appears to be unique in giving positive-definite Boltzmann statistics, and is identical to ring-polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) TST. Here, we show that quantum TST (i.e., RPMD-TST) is exact if there is no recrossing (by the real-time quantum dynamics) of the ring-polymer dividing surface, nor of any surface orthogonal to it in the space describing fluctuations in the polymer-bead positions along the reaction coordinate. In practice, this means that RPMD-TST gives a good approximation to the exact quantum rate for direct reactions, provided the temperature is not too far below the cross-over to deep tunnelling. We derive these results by comparing the t → ∞ limit of the ring-polymer flux-side time-correlation function with that of a hybrid flux-side time-correlation function (containing a ring-polymer flux operator and a Miller-Schwarz-Tromp side function), and by representing the resulting ring-polymer momentum integrals as hypercubes. Together with Paper I, the results of this article validate a large number of RPMD calculations of reaction rates.

  14. Jcaze Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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    2015-01-01

    【作者简介】夏洛蒂·勃朗特于1816年4月21日出生于英格兰的约克郡。小时候勃朗特姐妹——夏洛蒂、安妮和艾米莉——写了许多故事和小诗。她们的写作天赋最终使她们成为了小说家。安妮和艾米莉在1847年创作了各自的代表作。当年晚些时候,夏洛蒂写了《简·爱》。那本书批评了维多利亚时期关于性别和社会阶层的思想,成为了那个时代最为成功的小说之一。

  15. The Independence of Jane Eyre

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    董引娣

    2015-01-01

    <正>Ⅰ.General Review of Jane Eyre’s Independence Jane’s independence also has something to do with dignity.Every time she was teased by her cousin,she would resist rather than keep silent.Even when she stayed with the so-called upperclass people,she behaved without any self-humiliation.Jane’s sufferings that give rise to her independence and unconquerable spirit to stay with Rochester,Jane didn’t feel herself inferior

  16. 论《简・爱》中独立的生命意识和社会意识%On the Life Consciousness and Social Consciousness in Jane Eyre

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    刘荣

    2013-01-01

      试从全新的视角深入解读夏洛蒂・勃朗特的《简・爱》中独立的生命意识和女性意识,我们可以发现,简・爱为追求自由的人格理想和崇高的爱情生活而做出的挣扎与反抗、背叛与牺牲。夏洛蒂・勃朗特笔锋犀利、言语睿智,独特的艺术手法表现出了她内心的渴望,揭露了女性在父权制社会中所处的不平等地位,也反映出了作者进步的社会意识。简・爱心地纯洁、善于思考、自尊倔强,勇于追求平等和幸福的精神及其独立的女性意识,挑战了男权至上的维多利亚时代的男性权威,使其成为具有反叛意识的女性代表。《简・爱》超越了18世纪后期女作家作品中的以女性情感特征为主的描述,女性意识更趋于成熟,更多地反映出了女性社会意识的觉醒。%The thesis makes an analysis of the life consciousness and feminine consciousness from a com‐pletely new angle in the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ,who attempted to understand women and seek for love and the value of women in society by struggle ,rebellion ,betrayal and sacrifice .Charlotte Bronte’s unique way of sharp writing style and sagacious language is the outcry of her inner world ,show‐ing her desire to be equal to man in the patriarchal society and her progressive social consciousness .Char‐lotte is remarkable in portraying Jane Eyre as a pure‐hearted ,reflecting ,self‐respecting and rebellious girl who is desiring equality ,bravely showing her love and deciding on her own marriage .Jane Eyre challenged men’s authority ,and set a new role model for women of the Victorian Age .With a more mature female consciousness , Jane Eyre also reflects the awakening of social consciousness of women ,which surpasses most of the female writings of the late 18th century which center on the female emotional world .

  17. Multireference - Møller-Plesset Perturbation Theory Results on Levels and Transition Rates in Al-like Ions of Iron Group Elements

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    Santana, J A; Ishikawa, Y; Tr�abert, E

    2009-02-26

    Ground configuration and low-lying levels of Al-like ions contribute to a variety of laboratory and solar spectra, but the available information in databases are neither complete not necessarily correct. We have performed multireference Moeller-Plesset perturbation theory calculations that approach spectroscopic accuracy in order to check the information that databases hold on the 40 lowest levels of Al-Like ions of iron group elements (K through Ge), and to provide input for the interpretation of concurrent experiments. Our results indicate problems of the database holdings on the levels of the lowest quartet levels in the lighter elements of the range studied. The results of our calculations of the decay rates of five long-lived levels (3s{sup 2}3p {sup 2}p{sup o}{sub 3/2}, 3s3p{sup 2} {sup 4}P{sup o} J and 3s3p3d {sup 4}F{sup o}{sub 9/2}) are compared with lifetime data from beam-foil, electron beam ion trap and heavy-ion storage ring experiments.

  18. Observation and rate theory modeling of grain boundary segregation in Σ3 twin boundaries in ion-irradiated stainless steel 316

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    Lee, Gyeong-Geun, E-mail: gglee@kaeri.re.kr; Jin, Hyung-Ha; Lee, Yong-Bok; Kwon, Junhyun

    2014-06-01

    Radiation-induced segregation (RIS) is the phenomenon of compositional change at point defect sinks in alloys irradiated at a moderate temperature. Owing to the potential relevance of RIS by way of the susceptibility of structural materials to irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking, basic research on austenitic stainless steels used in nuclear reactors has been carried out in recent years. In this work, commercial stainless steel 316 specimens were irradiated with Fe ions, and the resulting changes in Cr and Ni compositions were characterized using transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The samples with various grain boundary orientations, including the special Σ3 orientation, were analyzed. The ledges of a few special Σ3 twin boundaries showed significantly higher RIS compared to the coherent regions. The RIS behavior of a parallel twin pair was observed, and two profiles of RIS were found in them. The inner twins in multi-twins showed considerably lower RIS compared to the outer twins. For the calculation of RIS, time-dependent differential equations based on the rate theory were established and numerically integrated. An additional variable, representing the sink strength of the grain boundary, was introduced in the differential equations, and the concentration profiles of the Σ3 twins were calculated. The calculated results were in good agreement with the experimental results.

  19. Derivation of a true (t->0+) quantum transition-state theory. II. Recovery of the exact quantum rate in the absence of recrossing

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    Althorpe, Stuart C

    2013-01-01

    In Part I [J. Chem. Phys. 138, 084108 (2013)] we derived a quantum transition-state theory by taking the short-time (t->0+) limit of a new form of quantum flux-side time-correlation function containing a ring-polymer dividing surface. This quantum TST appears to be unique (in the sense that no other known short-time limit gives positive-definite Boltzmann statistics) and, remarkably, is identical to ring-polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) TST. Here, we show that quantum TST (i.e. RPMD-TST) is exact if there is no recrossing of the ring-polymer dividing surface, nor of any surface orthogonal to it in ring-polymer space (by which we mean the space obtained by ring-polymerizing a classical reaction coordinate). In practice, this means that RPMD-TST will give a good approximation to the exact quantum rate if the amount of such recrossing is small. We derive these results by comparing the long-time limit of the ring-polymer flux-side time-correlation function with that of a hybrid flux-side time-correlation functio...

  20. Caught Up In Between Doublets: Neo-Victorian (TransPositions of Victorian Femininities and Masculinities in Jane Eyre and Rebecca Entre les doublets : (transpositions néo-victoriennes des figures victoriennes de la féminité et de la masculinité dans Jane Eyre et Rebecca

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    Marta Miquel-Baldellou

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En se départissant de la dichotomie victorienne manichéenne de l’ange du foyer et de la femme déchue pour éclairer les personnages de Jane et Bertha dans leur ouvrage pionnier The Madwoman in the Attic, Sandra Gilbert et Susan Gubar étudièrent la première épouse de Rochester, folle, comme le double subversif de Jane, faisant ainsi de Jane et de Bertha les facettes d’un seul et même personnage. Malgré le rejet moderniste des excès supposés de l’ère victorienne, Rebecca de Daphne du Maurier exploite une intrigue triangulaire similaire qui réinterprète et recrée Rochester, Bertha et Jane à travers Maxime de Winter, Rebecca et Mrs de Winter. Les conceptions victoriennes des féminités doubles, des doublets féminins pour ainsi dire, sont perpétuées et réactualisées à travers les textualités néo-victoriennes. Néanmoins, peut-on vraiment voir dans Bertha un personnage que Rochester tente d’assagir par l’entremise de la figure de l’ange du foyer, plutôt qu’un archétype de la femme déchue ? Jane n’est-elle pas destinée à découvrir le secret de Rochester avant de l’épouser ? Mrs de Winter a-t-elle à ce point le sens du sacré qu’elle ne cherche pas à entrer en concurrence avec Rebecca ? Rebecca est-elle à ce point élégante et infaillible qu’elle parvient à ne pas s’attirer le mépris de Maxime ? Cet article se propose d’examiner comment les héroïnes sont investies en termes de rôles sexuels dans l’écriture néo-victorienne – comment les rôles de l’ange du foyer et de la femme déchue dans Jane Eyre sont perpétués et subvertis à travers Rebecca en tant que texte moderne – et d’identifier et d’étudier les perceptions masculines victoriennes et néo-victoriennes.

  1. Control in the Rate-Determining Step Provides a Promising Strategy To Develop New Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation: A Local Pair Natural Orbital Coupled Cluster Theory Study.

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    Mondal, Bhaskar; Neese, Frank; Ye, Shengfa

    2015-08-03

    The development of efficient catalysts with base metals for CO2 hydrogenation has always been a major thrust of interest. A series of experimental and theoretical work has revealed that the catalytic cycle typically involves two key steps, namely, base-promoted heterolytic H2 splitting and hydride transfer to CO2, either of which can be the rate-determining step (RDS) of the entire reaction. To explore the determining factor for the nature of RDS, we present herein a comparative mechanistic investigation on CO2 hydrogenation mediated by [M(H)(η(2)-H2)(PP3(Ph))](n+) (M = Fe(II), Ru(II), and Co(III); PP3(Ph) = tris(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)phosphine) type complexes. In order to construct reliable free energy profiles, we used highly correlated wave function based ab initio methods of the coupled cluster type alongside the standard density functional theory. Our calculations demonstrate that the hydricity of the metal-hydride intermediate generated by H2 splitting dictates the nature of the RDS for the Fe(II) and Co(III) systems, while the RDS for the Ru(II) catalyst appears to be ambiguous. CO2 hydrogenation catalyzed by the Fe(II) complex that possesses moderate hydricity traverses an H2-splitting RDS, whereas the RDS for the high-hydricity Co(III) species is found to be the hydride transfer. Thus, our findings suggest that hydricity can be used as a practical guide in future catalyst design. Enhancing the electron-accepting ability of low-hydricity catalysts is likely to improve their catalytic performance, while increasing the electron-donating ability of high-hydricity complexes may speed up CO2 conversion. Moreover, we also established the active roles of base NEt3 in directing the heterolytic H2 splitting and assisting product release through the formation of an acid-base complex.

  2. What can we get from varying scan rate in protein differential scanning calorimetry?

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    Amani, Mojtaba; Moosavi-Movahedi, Ali A; Kurganov, Boris I

    2017-06-01

    Differential scanning calorimetry has many advantages over other techniques to study the thermal stability of proteins due to its direct measurement of thermodynamic parameters. Most proteins undergo irreversible thermal denaturation causing their thermogram to be scan rate dependent. We modeled reversible and irreversible protein thermograms at varying scan rates. The complete Lumry-Eyring model was used to model the irreversible thermograms at various values of T1/2 (temperature at which equilibrium constant equals unity) and T* (temperature at which rate constant equals 1min(-1)). Our results have shown that the thermal effects of two processes are integrated with decreasing the T* relative to T1/2. It is also shown that the shape of second derivatives of thermograms under different conditions have specific pattern which can be used to judge and estimate the correct model for protein denaturation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. On the “Other” Images in Jane Eyre from the Postcolonial Feminism%后殖民女性主义视角下《简·爱》的“他者”形象分析

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    李碧云

    2016-01-01

    The postcolonial feminism focuses on the position of the marginalized “other” in the governing structure , tries hard to change the relationship between the “subject” and the“other ,” consciously protects the interests of the “other“ and deeply under-stands the women and the third world .Three“other” images in Jane Eyre, that is, Bertha Mason, Miss Ingram and Jane Eyre, re-spectively represent the different destinies and unpleasant experiences of the “other”, which were oppressed by the patriarchy and the colonialism and became marginalized in the patriarchy society .Based on the postcolonial feminism , the paper analyzes these“other” so that people will better understand the western colonial hegemony and the colonized East .In addition, the paper will stim-ulate people to deal with the multi-culture correctly , and to think about some effective ways to make the whole women , still the vul-nerable groups, become completely independent and unchained .Therefore, the human civilization will make more progress and de-velop further .%后殖民女性主义关注在统治结构中处于被边缘化的“他者”地位,着力改写传统的“主体”与“他者”的关系,自觉维护“他者”利益,从较深层面上对妇女及第三世界进行再认识。《简·爱》中三个“他者”形象,即伯莎·梅森、英格拉姆小姐和简·爱,分别代表了受父权制和殖民主义双重压迫下的“他者”及生存在父权制社会“边缘”的“他者”不同的命运和遭遇。基于后殖民女性主义理论,剖析这些“他者”,以期人们能从较深层面上理解西方的殖民霸权和被殖民的东方,启迪人们正确认识多元文化,思考仍是弱势群体的整体女性真正获得独立和解放的有效途径,推动人类文明的进步和发展。

  4. New theory on the reverberation of rooms. [considering sound wave travel time

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    Pujolle, J.

    1974-01-01

    The inadequacy of the various theories which have been proposed for finding the reverberation time of rooms can be explained by an attempt to examine what might occur at a listening point when image sources of determined acoustic power are added to the actual source. The number and locations of the image sources are stipulated. The intensity of sound at the listening point can be calculated by means of approximations whose conditions for validity are given. This leads to the proposal of a new expression for the reverberation time, yielding results which fall between those obtained through use of the Eyring and Millington formulae; these results are made to depend on the shape of the room by means of a new definition of the mean free path.

  5. Rate theory of solvent exchange and kinetics of Li+ - BF4-/PF6- ion pairs in acetonitrile

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    Dang, Liem X. [Physical Science Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 93352, USA; Chang, Tsun-Mei [Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53141, USA

    2016-09-02

    In this paper, we describe our efforts to apply rate theories in studies of solvent exchange around Li+(aq) and the kinetics of ion pairings in lithium-ion batteries (LIB). We report one of the first computer simulations of the exchange dynamics around hydrated Li+ in acetonitrile (ACN), which is common solvent used in LIBs. We also provide details of the ion-pairing kinetics of Li+-[BF4] and Li+-[PF6] in ACN. Using our polarizable force-field models and employing classical rate theories of chemical reactions, we examine the ACN exchange process between the first and second solvation shells around Li+(aq). We calculate exchange rates using transition state theory and weighted them with transmission coefficients determined by the reactive flux and Impey, Madden, and McDonald approaches and Grote-Hynes theory. We found the relaxation times changed from 180 ps to 4600 ps and from 30 ps to 280 ps for Li+-[BF4] and Li+-[PF6] ion pairs, respectively. These results confirm that the solvent response to the kinetics of ion pairing is significant. Our results also show that, in addition to affecting the free energy of solvation into ACN, the anion type also should significantly influence the kinetics of ion pairing. These results will increase our understanding of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of LIB systems.

  6. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特《简·爱》之存在主义解读%The Existentialist Interpretation of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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    吴文南

    2014-01-01

    As a master of Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre puts great emphasis on the integation of literature and philosophy, highlighting the intruding function of literature. Charlotte Bronte is an unconventional writier and fond of gixing vent to her own emotion and the description of female. Jane Eyre is the mental pilgrimage of Charlotte Bronte herself. This novel explors the mental development of heroines from In-house Angel to independence in terms of free choice-making, solitude and death and “the other is hell” so that the textual inerpreation is colored with Exitentialism.%存在主义集大成者萨特强调文学与哲学的结合,突出文学的介入功能。夏洛蒂•勃朗特创作从不因循守旧,重视自我感情的抒发和女性书写,《简·爱》是其本人梦想历程的写照。探索女性从“房中天使”到独立女性过程中的存在主义心路历程,包括分析自由选择、孤独与死亡和他人即地狱,从而使文本解读具有存在主义的意蕴。

  7. Unsteady three-dimensional MHD flow of a nano Eyring-Powell fluid past a convectively heated stretching sheet in the presence of thermal radiation, viscous dissipation and Joule heating

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    B. Mahanthesh

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to investigate the unsteady magnetohydrodynamic three-dimensional flow induced by a stretching surface. An incompressible electrically conducting Eyring-Powell fluid fills the convectively heated stretching surface in the presence of nanoparticles. The effects of thermal radiation, viscous dissipation and Joule heating are accounted in heat transfer equation. The model used for the nanofluid includes the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The highly nonlinear partial differential equations are reduced to ordinary differential equations with the help of similarity method. The reduced complicated two-point boundary value problem is treated numerically using Runge–Kutta–Fehlberg 45 method with shooting technique. A comparison of the obtained numerical results with existing results in a limiting sense is also presented. At the end, the effects of influential parameters on velocity, temperature and nanoparticles concentration fields are also discussed comprehensively. Further, the physical quantities of engineering interest such as the Nusselt number and Sherwood number are also calculated.

  8. Post-Endüstriyel İyimserlikten Hegemonik Despotizme: 21. Yüzyılın İlk Çeyreğinde Taşeron Çalışma

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    NUROL, Bahadır

    2017-01-01

    Taşeronluksistemi 1980’lerin sonlarından bu yana günümüz firmalarının maliyet düşürmestratejilerinin bir parçası olagelmiştir. Ancak sistemin teorik meşruiyeti,yirminci yüzyılın son çeyreğinde popülerlik kazanan post-endüstriyel toplumteorilerine dayanmaktadır. Bu teoriler taşeron çalışmasını bağımsız, yaratıcıve hayli yüksek vasıflı profesyonellere özgü bir iş olarak ele aldılar. Ancakson on yıl içinde taşeronluk sistemi neredeyse bütün iş alanlarına sızdı veemekçi sınıfların artan güvencesi...

  9. Computing decay rates for new physics theories with FeynRules  and MadGraph 5 _aMC@NLO

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    Alwall, Johan; Fuks, Benjamin; Mattelaer, Olivier; Öztürk, Deniz Gizem; Shen, Chia-Hsien

    2015-01-01

    We present new features of the FeynRules and MadGraph5/aMC@NLO programs for the automatic computation of decay widths that consistently include channels of arbitrary final-state multiplicity. The implementations are generic enough so that they can be used in the framework of any quantum field theory, possibly including higher-dimensional operators. We extend at the same time the conventions of the Universal FeynRules Output (or UFO) format to include decay tables and information on the total widths. We finally provide a set of representative examples of the usage of the new functions of the different codes in the framework of the Standard Model, the Higgs Effective Field Theory, the Strongly Interacting Light Higgs model and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and compare the results to available literature and programs for validation purposes.

  10. Rate coefficients and reaction mechanism for the reaction of OH radicals with (E)-CF3CH═CHF, (Z)-CF3CH═CHF, (E)-CF3CF═CHF, and (Z)-CF3CF═CHF between 200 and 400 K: hybrid density functional theory and canonical variational transition state theory calculations.

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    Balaganesh, M; Rajakumar, B

    2012-10-11

    The rate coefficients of ((E)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (Z)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (E)-CF(3)CF═CHF, and (Z)-CF(3)CF═CHF) + OH reactions were computed using M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) theory in the temperature range of 200 and 400 K. The possible reaction mechanisms of the ((E)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (Z)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (E)-CF(3)CF═CHF, and (Z)-CF(3)CF═CHF) + OH reactions were examined. The rate coefficients for the addition and abstraction reactions were calculated using canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) and conventional transition state theory (CTST), respectively, and we concluded that abstraction reactions are negligible within the temperature range and addition reactions take the lead role. The small curvature tunnelling (SCT) was included in the computation of the rate coefficients. The temperature dependent rate expressions (in cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1)) of the (E)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (Z)-CF(3)CH═CHF, (E)-CF(3)CF═CHF, and (Z)-CF(3)CF═CHF + OH reactions between 200 and 400 K are presented. The atmospheric lifetimes and global warming potentials (GWPs) of the test molecules were computed using the rate coefficients obtained in this study, and it is concluded that these molecules are very short-lived in the Earth's atmosphere with low GWPs.

  11. Electron-capture decay rate of 7Be@C60 by first-principles calculations based on density functional theory

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    Morisato, T.; Ohno, K.; Ohtsuki, T.; Hirose, K.; Sluiter, M.; Kawazoe, Y.

    2008-01-01

    Carrying out a first-principles calculation assuming linear relationship between the electron density at Be nucleus and the electron-capture (EC) decay rate, we explained why 7Be@C60 shows higher EC decay rate than 7Be crystal, which was originally found experimentally by Ohtsuki et al. [Phys. Rev.

  12. Elastoplasticity theory

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    Hashiguchi, Koichi

    2014-01-01

    This book was written to serve as the standard textbook of elastoplasticity for students, engineers and researchers in the field of applied mechanics. The present second edition is improved thoroughly from the first edition by selecting the standard theories from various formulations and models, which are required to study the essentials of elastoplasticity steadily and effectively and will remain universally in the history of elastoplasticity. It opens with an explanation of vector-tensor analysis and continuum mechanics as a foundation to study elastoplasticity theory, extending over various strain and stress tensors and their rates. Subsequently, constitutive equations of elastoplastic and viscoplastic deformations for monotonic, cyclic and non-proportional loading behavior in a general rate and their applications to metals and soils are described in detail, and constitutive equations of friction behavior between solids and its application to the prediction of stick-slip phenomena are delineated. In additi...

  13. Application of Improved Grey System Theory in Exchange Rate Forecast%改进的灰色系统理论在汇率预测中的应用

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    张渊渊; 何佳; 贾海云

    2011-01-01

    研究汇率预测精度问题,汇率的变化受到政治、经济、物价和国民收入等多因素影响,存在非线性系统特征,波动性大.传统线性的预测方法预测精度和准确度低.为了解决以上问题,提出了一种改进的灰色系统理论汇率预测算法,根据灰色理论预测,首先建立了外汇汇率预测的GM(1,1)预测模型,同时并在此基础上建立改进的灾变灰色预测与回归预测的组合模型,并分别对外汇汇率进行了实证预测仿真,实验结果表明,提出的改进算法在中短期预测中取得较好效果,是一种有效的银行汇率预测算法.%The prediction accuracy of the exchange rate issue was studied. Exchange rate has been the core issue of the international financial community, and the exchange rate and accuracy of traditional prediction method are low. An improved exchange rate prediction algorithm based on gray system theory was established. Based on gray theory, the foreign exchange rate prediction model CM (1,1) and a combination model of a disaster grey prediction and regression prediction were established respectively, and the empirical forecasting of foreign exchange rates was carried out, Simulation results show that the improved algorithm in the short-term forecasting can achieve better results, and is an effective bank exchange rate prediction algorithm.

  14. 姓氏“EYRE”之认知考察——小说《简·爱》中的意象研究%A Cognitive Study of the Surname "Eyre" in Jane Eyre

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    韩丹

    2011-01-01

    There is an underlying motivation for the author of Jane Eyre to use "Eyre"as the surname,namely that the surname is motivated by the cognitive requirement for the image integration of "eye"and "fire".The evidence lies in the fact that:firstly,these two i%《简·爱》作者启用"EYRE"作为主人公之姓具有深层的动因,即"EYRE"的选用是"眼"(eye)与"火"(fire)两个意象在认知上的组合要求。主要依据是"眼"与"火"两个意象在文本中存在高频、丰满的语言呈现形态,以及丰富的意象含量;这两个意象在认知驱动下可组合产生四种意象结构,分别为:契合型结构、并置型结构、浮现型结构和致使型结构;这四种不同的意象结构可创构层级性的情感空间。此深层动因的挖掘对于探讨核心意象在文本中的运作规律,尤其对于深入理解作者的创作意图及作品的思想内涵具有一定的启发意义。

  15. The single-process biochemical reaction of Rubisco: a unified theory and model with the effects of irradiance, CO₂ and rate-limiting step on the kinetics of C₃ and C₄ photosynthesis from gas exchange.

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    Farazdaghi, Hadi

    2011-02-01

    Photosynthesis is the origin of oxygenic life on the planet, and its models are the core of all models of plant biology, agriculture, environmental quality and global climate change. A theory is presented here, based on single process biochemical reactions of Rubisco, recognizing that: In the light, Rubisco activase helps separate Rubisco from the stored ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP), activates Rubisco with carbamylation and addition of Mg²(+), and then produces two products, in two steps: (Step 1) Reaction of Rubisco with RuBP produces a Rubisco-enediol complex, which is the carboxylase-oxygenase enzyme (Enco) and (Step 2) Enco captures CO₂ and/or O₂ and produces intermediate products leading to production and release of 3-phosphoglycerate (PGA) and Rubisco. PGA interactively controls (1) the carboxylation-oxygenation, (2) electron transport, and (3) triosephosphate pathway of the Calvin-Benson cycle that leads to the release of glucose and regeneration of RuBP. Initially, the total enzyme participates in the two steps of the reaction transitionally and its rate follows Michaelis-Menten kinetics. But, for a continuous steady state, Rubisco must be divided into two concurrently active segments for the two steps. This causes a deviation of the steady state from the transitional rate. Kinetic models are developed that integrate the transitional and the steady state reactions. They are tested and successfully validated with verifiable experimental data. The single-process theory is compared to the widely used two-process theory of Farquhar et al. (1980. Planta 149, 78-90), which assumes that the carboxylation rate is either Rubisco-limited at low CO₂ levels such as CO₂ compensation point, or RuBP regeneration-limited at high CO₂. Since the photosynthesis rate cannot increase beyond the two-process theory's Rubisco limit at the CO₂ compensation point, net photosynthesis cannot increase above zero in daylight, and since there is always respiration at

  16. Toward a molecular theory of homogeneous bubble nucleation: II. Calculation of the number density of critical nuclei and the rate of nucleation.

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    Torabi, Korosh; Corti, David S

    2013-10-17

    In the present paper, we develop a method to calculate the rate of homogeneous bubble nucleation within a superheated L-J liquid based on the (n,v) equilibrium embryo free energy surface introduced in the first paper (DOI: 10.1021/jp404149n). We express the nucleation rate as the product of the concentration of critical nuclei within the metastable liquid phase and the relevant forward rate coefficient. We calculate the forward rate coefficient of the critical nuclei from their average lifetime as determined from MD simulations of a large number of embryo trajectories initiated from the transitional region of the metastable liquid configuration space. Therefore, the proposed rate coefficient does not rely on any predefined reaction coordinate. In our model, the critical nuclei belong to the region of the configuration space where the committor probability is about one-half, guaranteeing the dynamical relevance of the proposed embryos. One novel characteristic of our approach is that we define a limit for the configuration space of the equilibrium metastable phase and do not include the configurations that have zero committor probability in the nucleation free energy surface. Furthermore, in order to take into account the transitional degrees of freedom of the critical nuclei, we develop a simulation-based approach for rigorously mapping the free energy of the (n,v) equilibrium embryos to the concentration of the critical nuclei within the bulk metastable liquid phase.

  17. Comparison of the rate constants for energy transfer in the light-harvesting protein, C-phycocyanin, calculated from Foerster`s theory and experimentally measured by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

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    Debreczeny, M.P.

    1994-05-01

    We have measured and assigned rate constants for energy transfer between chromophores in the light-harvesting protein C-phycocyanin (PC), in the monomeric and trimeric aggregation states, isolated from Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. In order to compare the measured rate constants with those predicted by Fdrster`s theory of inductive resonance in the weak coupling limit, we have experimentally resolved several properties of the three chromophore types ({beta}{sub 155} {alpha}{sub 84}, {beta}{sub 84}) found in PC monomers, including absorption and fluorescence spectra, extinction coefficients, fluorescence quantum yields, and fluorescence lifetimes. The cpcB/C155S mutant, whose PC is missing the {beta}{sub 155} chromophore, was, useful in effecting the resolution of the chromophore properties and in assigning the experimentally observed rate constants for energy transfer to specific pathways.

  18. Estimating the cost of mental loading in a bimodal divided-attention task: Combining reaction time, heart-rate variability and signal-detection theory

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    Casper, Patricia A.; Kantowitz, Barry H.

    1988-01-01

    Multiple approaches are necessary for understanding and measuring workload. In particular, physiological systems identifiable by employing cardiac measures are related to cognitive systems. One issue of debate in measuring cardiac output is the grain of analysis used in recording and summarizing data. Various experiments are reviewed, the majority of which were directed at supporting or contradicting Lacey's intake-rejection hypothesis. Two of the experiments observed heart rate in operational environments and found virtually no changes associated with mental load. The major problems facing researchers using heart rate variability, or sinus arrhthmia, as a dependent measure have been associated with valid and sensitive scoring and preventing contamination of observed results by influences unrelated to cognition. Spectral analysis of heart rate variability offers two useful procedures: analysis from the time domain and analysis from the frequency domain. Most recently, data have been collected in a divided attention experiment, the performance measures and cardiac measures of which are detailed.

  19. Introduction of an information-theoretic method to predict recovery rates of active compounds for Bayesian in silico screening: theory and screening trials.

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    Vogt, Martin; Bajorath, Jürgen

    2007-01-01

    We present the first method to predict compound recovery rates from descriptor statistics. A log-odds function is designed that models probability distributions of descriptor values of active and inactive molecules in chemical space and used to determine the likelihood of database compounds to exhibit a specific activity. The divergence of probability models for active and inactive compounds is applied to evaluate the ability of the log-odds likelihood function to recover active compounds from a background database. The divergence measure, which is closely related to the Kullback-Leibler distance, is strongly correlated with recovery rates of Bayesian virtual screening calculations. It has thus been possible to predict compound recovery rates for different activity classes. Prior to practical virtual screening trials, one can also estimate how likely it would be to recover active compounds from a given screening database.

  20. 名义账户利率理论溯源及其应用局限性%Origin of Notional Defined Contribution Interest Rate Theory and Its Limitations in Application

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    齐传钧

    2016-01-01

    名义账户利率是名义账户制度的核心要素,也是选择名义账户利率指数化变量的主要依据。探讨名义账户利率实质上就等同于研究现收现付制养老金制度的内部收益率问题。在厘清现收现付制经济含义基础上,通过对相关理论的梳理、归纳和推演,名义账户制利率本质上就是“黄金律”条件下的经济增长率。但是,因为受制于经济、人口和养老金制度实际运行状况,这一利率理论应用局限性也非常明显,从而为进一步的应用讨论提供支持和借鉴。%The determination of the interest rate is the core element of the notional defined contribution ( NDC) system, and it is also the main basis for the choice of the interest rate index. The interest rate is essentially equivalent to internal rate of return of PAYG pension system. By combing the relevant theory, induction and deduction, the interest rate is essentially the economic growth rate at the Golden Rule level rule. However, due to subject to the actual operation of the economic, population and pension system, there are very obvious limitations for the application of the theory.

  1. Operating Procedures and the Expectations Theory of the Term Structure of Interest Rates: A Note on the New Zealand Experience from 1989 to 2008

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    Alfred Guender; Allan G.J. Wu

    2010-01-01

    The operating procedure of a central bank influences in no small measure whether the behavior of interest rates is consistent with the expectations hypothesis. In New Zealand, the predictive content of the term spread improves markedly in the wake of the switch from a quantity-based to a price-based operating procedure in March 1999. The Official Cash Rate system has made it easier for market participants to understand the day-to-day conduct of monetary policy. As a result, market interest ra...

  2. Generalizability theory and item response theory

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    Glas, Cornelis A.W.; Eggen, T.J.H.M.; Veldkamp, B.P.

    2012-01-01

    Item response theory is usually applied to items with a selected-response format, such as multiple choice items, whereas generalizability theory is usually applied to constructed-response tasks assessed by raters. However, in many situations, raters may use rating scales consisting of items with a

  3. Generalizability theory and item response theory

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    Glas, C.A.W.; Eggen, T.J.H.M.; Veldkamp, B.P.

    2012-01-01

    Item response theory is usually applied to items with a selected-response format, such as multiple choice items, whereas generalizability theory is usually applied to constructed-response tasks assessed by raters. However, in many situations, raters may use rating scales consisting of items with a s

  4. Observation of inductive effects that cause a change in the rate-determining step for the conversion of rhenium azides to imido complexes.

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    Travia, Nicholas E; Xu, Zhenggang; Keith, Jason M; Ison, Elon A; Fanwick, Phillip E; Hall, Michael B; Abu-Omar, Mahdi M

    2011-10-17

    The cationic oxorhenium(V) complex [Re(O)(hoz)(2)(CH(3)CN)][B(C(6)F(5))(4)] [1; Hhoz = 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-2-oxazoline] reacts with aryl azides (N(3)Ar) to give cationic cis-rhenium(VII) oxoimido complexes of the general formula [Re(O)(NAr)(hoz)(2)][B(C(6)F(5))(4)] [2a-2f; Ar = 4-methoxyphenyl, 4-methylphenyl, phenyl, 3-methoxyphenyl, 4-chlorophenyl, and 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]. The kinetics of formation of 2 in CH(3)CN are first-order in both azide (N(3)Ar) and oxorhenium(V) complex 1, with second-order rate constants ranging from 3.5 × 10(-2) to 1.7 × 10(-1) M(-1) s(-1). A strong inductive effect is observed for electron-withdrawing substituents, leading to a negative Hammett reaction constant ρ = -1.3. However, electron-donating substituents on phenyl azide deviate significantly from this trend. Enthalpic barriers (ΔH(‡)) determined by the Eyring-Polanyi equation are in the range 14-19 kcal mol(-1) for all aryl azides studied. However, electron-donating 4-methoxyphenyl azide exhibits a large negative entropy of activation, ΔS(‡) = -21 cal mol(-1) K(-1), which is in sharp contrast to the near zero ΔS(‡) observed for phenyl azide and 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl azide. The Hammett linear free-energy relationship and the activation parameters support a change in the mechanism between electron-withdrawing and electron-donating aryl azides. Density functional theory predicts that the aryl azides coordinate via N(α) and extrude N(2) directly. For the electron-withdrawing substituents, N(2) extrusion is rate-determining, while for the electron-donating substituents, the rate-determining step becomes the initial attack of the azide. The barriers for these two steps are inverted in their order with respect to the Hammett σ values; thus, the Hammett plot appears with a break in its slope.

  5. Waltz's Theory of Theory

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    Wæver, Ole

    2009-01-01

    Kenneth N. Waltz's 1979 book, Theory of International Politics, is the most influential in the history of the discipline. It worked its effects to a large extent through raising the bar for what counted as theoretical work, in effect reshaping not only realism but rivals like liberalism and refle......Kenneth N. Waltz's 1979 book, Theory of International Politics, is the most influential in the history of the discipline. It worked its effects to a large extent through raising the bar for what counted as theoretical work, in effect reshaping not only realism but rivals like liberalism...... and reflectivism. Yet, ironically, there has been little attention to Waltz's very explicit and original arguments about the nature of theory. This article explores and explicates Waltz's theory of theory. Central attention is paid to his definition of theory as ‘a picture, mentally formed' and to the radical anti......-empiricism and anti-positivism of his position. Followers and critics alike have treated Waltzian neorealism as if it was at bottom a formal proposition about cause-effect relations. The extreme case of Waltz being so victorious in the discipline, and yet being consistently mis-interpreted on the question of theory...

  6. Possibility of formation of functional dependences of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems burning rate on different factors on the base of precised theory of Mallard and Le Chatelier

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    Kashporov, L.Y.; Sheludyak, Y.E.; Obeziaev, N.V.; Raspopin, A.G. [Russian Corporation, Metalkhim, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1996-12-31

    In this work it is shown that the hypothesis of Mallard and Le Chatelier about the existence of critical temperature T{sub c} in the stationary burning wave, which is analogous to the temperature of ignition, is well-grounded physically. The equation which comes out from this hypothesis allows to calculate the functional dependences of the burning rate on pressure P and initial temperature T{sub o} - for homogeneous systems and on the other factors influencing the burning rate (porosity M, mean particle sizes of oxidant d{sub o} and metal d{sub m} and so on) - for condensed systems. Functional dependences u(P, T{sub o}) for methane/air mixture, hexogen, nitroglycerin powder have been calculated, and for pyrotechnics composition Mg + NaNO{sub 3} the dependence u(T{sub o}, M, d{sub o}, d{sub m}) at the atmospheric pressure has been obtained. (authors) 15 refs.

  7. Structures and reaction rates of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 by an O− 3 (H2O)0–5 cluster – a density functional theory investigation

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    Bork, Nicolai Christian; Kurten, T.; Enghoff, Martin Andreas Bødker

    2011-01-01

    Based on density functional theory calculations we present a study of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 to SO3 by an anionic O3−(H2On cluster, n=0–5. The configurations of the most relevant reactants, transition states, and products are discussed and compared to previous findings. Two different classes...... regardless of the number of water molecules involved. A lifetime analysis of the collision complexes supports this conclusion. Hereafter, the thermodynamics of water and O2 condensation and evaporation from the product SO3−O2(H2O)n cluster is considered and the final products are predicted to be O2SO3− and O......2SO3−(H2O)1. The low degree of hydration is rationalized through a charge analysis of the relevant complexes. Finally, the thermodynamics of a few relevant reactions of the O2SO3− and O2SO3−(H2O)1 complexes are considered....

  8. Beyond transition state theory: accurate description of nuclear quantum effects on the rate and equilibrium constants of chemical reactions using Feynman path integrals.

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    Vanícek, Jirí

    2011-01-01

    Nuclear tunneling and other nuclear quantum effects have been shown to play a significant role in molecules as large as enzymes even at physiological temperatures. I discuss how these quantum phenomena can be accounted for rigorously using Feynman path integrals in calculations of the equilibrium and kinetic isotope effects as well as of the temperature dependence of the rate constant. Because these calculations are extremely computationally demanding, special attention is devoted to increasing the computational efficiency by orders of magnitude by employing efficient path integral estimators.

  9. 购买力平价视角下的人民币汇率研究%Research for RMB Exchange Rate in the View of PPP Theory

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    秦建成; 邓璐; 孙权

    2015-01-01

    随着经济全球化的发展,汇率波动问题越来越成为国内外学者关注的焦点。因此,加强人民币汇率内在机理的深入研究对抑制人民币汇率波动具有重要的理论和实践意义。依据三变量购买力平价模型,选取2005年8月至2014年6月的最新月度数据对人民币兑美元汇率、中国生产者价格指数和美国生产者价格指数进行了协整分析。研究发现:人民币兑美元汇率、中国生产者价格指数和美国生产者价格指数之间存在长期的协整关系和短期动态调整机制。最后,从加快市场改革、稳定物价和完善汇率制度等几个方面为我国宏观政策的制定提出了建议。%The foreign exchange fluctuation has been focused on by more and more scholars with the development of economic globalization.Therefore,it has an important role of reducing the oscillation of RMB exchange rate to increase the study of inner mechanism of foreign exchange rates fluctuation. This paper tested the model of three variables PPP with the method of co-integration based on the month data from the 8th,2005 to the 6th,2014.It turned out that RMB exchange rate,Chinese PPI and American PPI exist long-term co-integration relationship and short-term dynamic adjustment mechanism.At last,advices for macro policy-making from accelerating market reform,firming prices up and improving the system of exchange rate terms and the next direction of research were given.

  10. 现实中的夏洛蒂·勃朗特和小说里的简·爱——兼论《简·爱》中疯女人伯莎的人物形象%Charlotte Bronte in Reality and Jane Eyre in the Novel

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    冯一青

    2011-01-01

    《简·爱》是19世纪英国著名女作家夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作,在某种程度上《简·爱》也是作者的生平写照。小说主人公简·爱的经历在很大程度上都透着夏洛蒂·勃朗特的影子。作者的女权主义思想和自尊自强、追求独立平等和纯粹爱情的理想在小说中通过简爱的不懈努力得以实现。%Jane Eyre is British writer Charlotte Bronte's master piece which was written in 19th century. The novel is also a portrayal of the author's realistic life. What the heroine Jane Eyre underwent is, to a large extent, Charlotte Bronte's experiences. The author's feminism, self-esteem as well as her pursuit for independence, equality and pure love were all achieved through Jane Eyre's persistent efforts.

  11. Variational Transition State Theory

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    Truhlar, Donald G. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

    2016-09-29

    This is the final report on a project involving the development and applications of variational transition state theory. This project involved the development of variational transition state theory for gas-phase reactions, including optimized multidimensional tunneling contributions and the application of this theory to gas-phase reactions with a special emphasis on developing reaction rate theory in directions that are important for applications to combustion. The development of variational transition state theory with optimized multidimensional tunneling as a useful computational tool for combustion kinetics involved eight objectives.

  12. Disease and Desire: Disciplining Encoded Homoeroticism in Jane Eyre and "The Yellow Wallpaper"%疾病与欲望:《简·爱》与"黄色墙纸"中对隐秘的同性恋的惩戒

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    坦芙尔·阿明·堂珂

    2009-01-01

    As Charlotte Bronte' s Jane Eyre (1847) and Charlotte Perkins Gilman' s "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1899) illustrate, Victorian physicians, and the nineteenth-century medical establishment in which they operated, used their growing influence to scrutinize, categorize, and eliminate "pathological" manifestations of the female body through disciplinary practices such as the medical examination, the patient "confession," and the rest cure, a gendered treatment that almost always targeted women. One of the medical profession' s obsessions became the eradication of queer, or "aberrant," corporeal expressions, which included disease (both venereal and nonvenereal) and homosocial/homoerotic desire--no matter how subtle, or encoded, its expression. As these literary works convey, the actions and ideologies of this disciplinary social institution not only transformed female "abnormality" or "queerness" into a subject of discourse, but also encouraged its construction as an object of gendered power negotiations between Victorian men and women (i. e. , the antagonists and protagonists).%夏洛蒂·勃朗特的(1847年)和夏洛蒂·帕金丝·吉尔曼的短篇小说"黄色墙纸"(1899年)显示,英国维多利亚时期的医生和19世纪的医疗机构利用其日益增大的影响来审查、分类、消除女性身体的"病理"症候,其手段往往是惩罚性的,如体检、病人"自述"、以及性别化的几乎总是针对妇女的静养疗法.医疗行业的一种偏执演变成极力根除同性恋的或"畸变的"肉体表现,包括性病或非性病方面的疾病、同性社交/同性恋欲望--无论其表现多么微妙或隐秘.这两部文学作品传达出这样的信息:这种惩罚性的社会机制的行为和意识形态不仅将女性的"变态"或"畸变"转变成了一个话语主题,而且引导它积累为维多利亚时代男人和女人(如对抗者与主人公)之间性别化权力协商的一个对象.

  13. 多维人格、完整人性--试论简·爱性格的丰富性%Multidimensional Personality, Integrated Human Nature---A Discussion on Jane Eyre ’ s Character

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    崔亚莉

    2014-01-01

    Jane Eyre is the protagonist of the masterpiece of the 19th century English novelist Charlotte Bronte . Before she wrote it , Charlotte said to her sister Emily ,“I want to create a female protagonist for you to see , who is dwarf and ugly just like me , but she would be popular just like other protagonists .” The work is indeed welcomed and favored by a great number of readers from its publishing to now .Her charm is not grace and beauty , but her personalities .Jane is a new female model of self-independence , self-reliance and self-respect .At the same time , she also has unavoidable human weakness-self-abasement , self-contradictory .This paper discusses the multidi-mensional personality and the richness of her character .It shows Jane is a common female with integrated human nature and points out that her multidimensional personality is due to her loss of male discourse .%简爱是19世纪英国作家夏洛蒂勃朗特的代表作《简·爱》中的主人公,夏洛蒂勃朗特在写作这部作品之前就对艾米丽勃朗特说“我要创作一个女主人公给你们看,她和我一样矮小难看,但她会和你们的女主人公一样受到欢迎”。作品问世至今的确受到了众多读者的欢迎和喜爱。她的魅力不是风姿卓越,美丽出众,而是她丰富的性格吸引了读者。简是一个自立、自强、自尊的新型女性的典型,同时她又具有不可避免的人性弱点---自卑、矛盾。本文就简爱性格的丰富性论述其多维人格,说明简是一个具有完整人性的普通人,并揭示其多维性格形成的原因是男性话语的缺失带来的双重结果。

  14. 基于语料库的《简爱》中词簇特征及其功能分析%A Corpus-based Study of the Features and Functions of the 3-word Clusters in Jane Eyre

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    姜晓艳; 张蓊荟

    2016-01-01

    The methods of corpus linguistics are employed in the present paper to analyze the 3⁃word clusters in Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë. The twenty most frequent 3⁃word clusters are retrieved by AntConc,and then the concordance lines of “I could not” and “I should have” are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings show that the major concordance words of“I could not” are the ones that describe psychological activities,language and body behaviors;the 3⁃word cluster“I should have” indicates that Jane Eyre’s psychological activities and perception of the surroundings are the themes of the novel. The 3⁃word clusters are important factors in accelerating the plot and describing the psychological activities as well as in⁃creasing readers’ understanding of the novel. Therefore,the methods of corpus linguistics can discover the un⁃found structures and meanings in text analysis.%利用AntConc语料库检索软件分析夏洛蒂·勃朗特的代表作《简爱》,运用定量与定性相结合的方法,对频率最高的20个三词词簇进行了分析,并对I could not和I should have索引行进行了进一步的分析。研究发现I could not的搭配词主要是心理、语言表达、肢体动作等相关的词汇;I should have生动描述人物的心理活动,得出简爱的心理活动、对周围事物的感知是小说的主线。三词词簇在推动情节发展和刻画人物心理方面起到突出的作用,加深了读者对小说人物故事的认知。

  15. Interest Rates and Inflation

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    2011-01-01

    A relation between interest rates and inflation is presented using a two component economic model and a simple general principle. Preliminary results indicate a remarkable similarity to classical economic theories, in particular that of Wicksell.

  16. Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium Theory Applied to the Expansion of Combustion Products in the Power Stroke of an Internal Combustion Engine

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    Hameed Metghalchi

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Rate-controlled constrained-equilibrium method, firmly based on the second law of thermodynamics, is applied to the expansion of combustion products of methane during the power stroke of an internal combustion engine. The constraints used in this study are the elemental oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen together with other four dynamic constraints of total number of moles, moles of DCO (CO+HCO, moles of free valence and moles of free oxygen. Since at chemical equilibrium, the mixture composition is dominated by H/O, CO/CO2, and a few other carbon-containing species, almost independent of the fuel molecule, the set results in accurate predictions of the kinetic effects observed in all H/O and CO/CO2 compounds and temperature history. It is shown that the constrained-equilibrium predictions of all the species composed of the specified atomic elements can be obtained independent of a kinetic path, provided their Gibbs free energies are known.

  17. Z Theory

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    2004-01-01

    We present the evidence for the existence of the topological string analogue of M-theory, which we call Z-theory. The corners of Z-theory moduli space correspond to the Donaldson-Thomas theory, Kodaira-Spencer theory, Gromov-Witten theory, and Donaldson-Witten theory. We discuss the relations of Z-theory with Hitchin's gravities in six and seven dimensions, and make our own proposal, involving spinor generalization of Chern-Simons theory of three-forms. Based on the talk at Strings'04 in Paris.

  18. Relativistic Multireference Many-body Perturbation Theory for Open-shell Ions with Multiple Valence Shell Electrons: the Transition Rates and Lifetimes of the Excited Levels in Chlorinelike Fe X

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    Ishikawa, Y; Santana, J A; Trabert, E

    2009-09-30

    A recently developed relatistic multireference many-body perturbation theory based on multireference configuration-interaction wavefunctions as zeroth order wavefunctions is outlined. The perturbation theory employs a general class of configuration-interaction wve functions as reference functions, and thus is applciable to multiple open valence shell systems with near degeneracy of a manifold of strongly interacting configurations. Multireference many-body perturbation calculations are reported for the ground and excited states of chlorine-like Fe X in which the near degeneracy of a manifold of strongly interacting configurations mandates a multireference treatment. Term energies of a total of 83 excited levels arising from the 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 5}, 3s3p{sup 6}, 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 4}3d, 3s3p{sup 5}3d, and 3s{sup 2}3p{sup 3}3d{sup 2} configurations of the ion are evaluated to high accuracy. Transition rates associated with E1/M1/E2/M2/E3 radiative decays and lifetimes of a number of excited levels are calculated and compared with laboratory measurements to critically evaluate recent experiments.

  19. Transition state theory thermal rate constants and RRKM-based branching ratios for the N((2)D) + CH(4) reaction based on multi-state and multi-reference ab initio calculations of interest for the Titan's chemistry.

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    Ouk, Chanda-Malis; Zvereva-Loëte, Natalia; Scribano, Yohann; Bussery-Honvault, Béatrice

    2012-10-30

    Multireference single and double configuration interaction (MRCI) calculations including Davidson (+Q) or Pople (+P) corrections have been conducted in this work for the reactants, products, and extrema of the doublet ground state potential energy surface involved in the N((2)D) + CH(4) reaction. Such highly correlated ab initio calculations are then compared with previous PMP4, CCSD(T), W1, and DFT/B3LYP studies. Large relative differences are observed in particular for the transition state in the entrance channel resolving the disagreement between previous ab initio calculations. We confirm the existence of a small but positive potential barrier (3.86 ± 0.84 kJ mol(-1) (MR-AQCC) and 3.89 kJ mol(-1) (MRCI+P)) in the entrance channel of the title reaction. The correlation is seen to change significantly the energetic position of the two minima and five saddle points of this system together with the dissociation channels but not their relative order. The influence of the electronic correlation into the energetic of the system is clearly demonstrated by the thermal rate constant evaluation and it temperature dependance by means of the transition state theory. Indeed, only MRCI values are able to reproduce the experimental rate constant of the title reaction and its behavior with temperature. Similarly, product branching ratios, evaluated by means of unimolecular RRKM theory, confirm the NH production of Umemoto et al., whereas previous works based on less accurate ab initio calculations failed. We confirm the previous findings that the N((2)D) + CH(4) reaction proceeds via an insertion-dissociation mechanism and that the dominant product channels are CH(2)NH + H and CH(3) + NH.

  20. String theory

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    Marino Beiras, Marcos

    2001-01-01

    We give an overview of the relations between matrix models and string theory, focusing on topological string theory and the Dijkgraaf--Vafa correspondence. We discuss applications of this correspondence and its generalizations to supersymmetric gauge theory, enumerative geometry and mirror symmetry. We also present a brief overview of matrix quantum mechanical models in superstring theory.

  1. Game Theory

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    Game Theory is a collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the most influential and prominent scholars in game theory. We hear their views on game theory, its aim, scope, use, the future direction of game theory and how their work fits in these respects....

  2. A Theory of Rate-Dependent Plasticity

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    1984-05-01

    impact conditions, where a considerable amount of plastic work is liberated as heat, this athermal assumption becomes increasingly poor for defining...crystal microplasticity use a variety of parameters, such as mobile dislocation density and velocity, all of which are eventually related in some manner... impact problems and are not generally encountered in structural integrity analyses. Some final observations concerning tests of material at constant

  3. EPR studies of the Mo-enzyme aldehyde oxidoreductase from Desulfovibrio gigas: an application of the Bloch-Wangsness-Redfield theory to a system containing weakly-coupled paramagnetic redox centers with different relaxation rates.

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    González, Pablo J; Barrera, Guillermo I; Rizzi, Alberto C; Moura, José J G; Passeggi, Mario C G; Brondino, Carlos D

    2009-10-01

    Electron transfer proteins and redox enzymes containing paramagnetic redox centers with different relaxation rates are widespread in nature. Despite both the long distances and chemical paths connecting these centers, they can present weak magnetic couplings produced by spin-spin interactions such as dipolar and isotropic exchange. We present here a theoretical model based on the Bloch-Wangsness-Redfield theory to analyze the dependence with temperature of EPR spectra of interacting pairs of spin 1/2 centers having different relaxation rates, as is the case of the molybdenum-containing enzyme aldehyde oxidoreductase from Desulfovibrio gigas. We analyze the changes of the EPR spectra of the slow relaxing center (Mo(V)) induced by the faster relaxing center (FeS center). At high temperatures, when the relaxation time T(1) of the fast relaxing center is very short, the magnetic coupling between centers is averaged to zero. Conversely, at low temperatures when T(1) is longer, no modulation of the coupling between metal centers can be detected.

  4. Analysis of Jane Eyre's Practical Significance

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    许琳华; 李旭辉

    2010-01-01

    Love is the most beautiful feature of human life.True love cannot be measured by wealth,rights and status.In most people's lives,people like to pursue a very romantic and very meaningful love,but I think men and women can really become intimate by communicating in good faith,mutual respecting,mutual understanding.This is the most important point.

  5. A Comparative Study of Jane Eyre

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    王文杰

    2015-01-01

    Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Erye reveals many comparisons and contrasts,such as different views on religion,different kinds of beauty,and the like.By creating these comparisons and contrasts,the writer attracts the readers to feel and appreciate the lingering charm of this novel.

  6. A Comparative Study of Jane Eyre

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    王文杰

    2015-01-01

    Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Erye reveals many comparisons and contrasts, such as different views on religion,different kinds of beauty,and the like.By creating these comparisons and contrasts,the writer attracts the readers to feel and appreciate the lingering charm of this novel.

  7. Children's theories of motivation.

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    Gurland, Suzanne T; Glowacky, Victoria C

    2011-09-01

    To investigate children's theories of motivation, we asked 166 children (8-12 years of age) to rate the effect of various motivational strategies on task interest, over the short and long terms, in activities described as appealing or unappealing. Children viewed the rewards strategy as resulting in greatest interest except when implemented over the long term for appealing activities. Individual difference analyses revealed that some children held operant theories of motivation, in which rewards were central, and others held hybrid theories, in which rewards were key, but some allowance was made for interest to be self-sustaining in the absence of inducements. Children's theories predicted their academic self-regulation. Their theories are discussed relative to an expert theory of motivation. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Numerical treatment of cosserat based rate independent strain gradient plasticity theories Tratamiento numérico de una teoría de plasticidad por gradiente de deformación basada en un modelo de cosserat

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    Juan David Gómez C.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The current trend towards miniaturization in the microelectronics industryhas pushed for the development of theories intended to explain the behaviorof materials at small scales. In the particular case of metals, a class ofavailable non–classical continuum mechanics theories has been recently employedin order to explain the wide range of observed behavior at the micronscale. The practical use of the proposed theories remains limited due to issuesin its numerical implementation. First, in displacement–based finite elementformulations the need appears for higher orders of continuity in the interpolationshape functions in order to maintain the convergence rate upon meshrefinement. This limitation places strong restrictions in the geometries of theavailable elements. Second, the available inelastic constitutive models for smallscale applications have been cast into deformation theory formulations limitingthe set of problems to those exhibiting proportional loading only. In thisarticle two contributions are made for the particular case of a Cosserat couplestress continuum. First it describes a numerical scheme based on a penaltyfunction/reduced integration approach that allows for the proper treatment ofthe higher order terms present in Cosserat like theories. This scheme results in a new finite element that can be directly implemented into commercial finiteelement codes. Second, a flow theory of plasticity incorporating size effects isproposed for the case of rate independent materials overcoming the limitationsin the deformation theory formulations. The constitutive model and its correspondingtime–integration algorithm are coupled to the new proposed finiteelement and implemented in the form of a user element subroutine into thecommercial code ABAQUS. The validity of the approach is shown via numericalsimulations of the microbending experiment on thin Nickel foils reportedin the literature.La tendencia actual hacia la miniaturización en la

  9. Topos theory

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    Johnstone, PT

    2014-01-01

    Focusing on topos theory's integration of geometric and logical ideas into the foundations of mathematics and theoretical computer science, this volume explores internal category theory, topologies and sheaves, geometric morphisms, other subjects. 1977 edition.

  10. Packaging Theory.

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    Williams, Jeffrey

    1994-01-01

    Considers the recent flood of anthologies of literary criticism and theory as exemplifications of the confluence of pedagogical concerns, economics of publishing, and other historical factors. Looks specifically at how these anthologies present theory. Cites problems with their formatting theory and proposes alternative ways of organizing theory…

  11. Agency Theory

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    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism....

  12. High-level direct-dynamics variational transition state theory calculations including multidimensional tunneling of the thermal rate constants, branching ratios, and kinetic isotope effects of the hydrogen abstraction reactions from methanol by atomic hydrogen.

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    Meana-Pañeda, Rubén; Truhlar, Donald G; Fernández-Ramos, Antonio

    2011-03-07

    We report a detailed theoretical study of the hydrogen abstraction reaction from methanol by atomic hydrogen. The study includes the analysis of thermal rate constants, branching ratios, and kinetic isotope effects. Specifically, we have performed high-level computations at the MC3BB level together with direct dynamics calculations by canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) with the microcanonically optimized multidimensional tunneling (μOMT) transmission coefficient (CVT/μOMT) to study both the CH(3)OH+H→CH(2)OH+H(2) (R1) reaction and the CH(3)OH+H→CH(3)O+H(2) (R2) reaction. The CVT/μOMT calculations show that reaction R1 dominates in the whole range 298≤T (K)≤2500 and that anharmonic effects on the torsional mode about the C-O bond are important, mainly at high temperatures. The activation energy for the total reaction sum of R1 and R2 reactions changes substantially with temperature and, therefore, the use of straight-line Arrhenius plots is not valid. We recommend the use of new expressions for the total R1 + R2 reaction and for the R1 and R2 individual reactions.

  13. Atomic theories

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    Loring, FH

    2014-01-01

    Summarising the most novel facts and theories which were coming into prominence at the time, particularly those which had not yet been incorporated into standard textbooks, this important work was first published in 1921. The subjects treated cover a wide range of research that was being conducted into the atom, and include Quantum Theory, the Bohr Theory, the Sommerfield extension of Bohr's work, the Octet Theory and Isotopes, as well as Ionisation Potentials and Solar Phenomena. Because much of the material of Atomic Theories lies on the boundary between experimentally verified fact and spec

  14. Agency Theory

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    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    2015-01-01

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting, and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex ...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism.......Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting, and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...

  15. Agency Theory

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    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex a...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism.......Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...

  16. Ring theory

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    Rowen, Louis H

    1991-01-01

    This is an abridged edition of the author's previous two-volume work, Ring Theory, which concentrates on essential material for a general ring theory course while ommitting much of the material intended for ring theory specialists. It has been praised by reviewers:**""As a textbook for graduate students, Ring Theory joins the best....The experts will find several attractive and pleasant features in Ring Theory. The most noteworthy is the inclusion, usually in supplements and appendices, of many useful constructions which are hard to locate outside of the original sources....The audience of non

  17. Grounded theory.

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    Harris, Tina

    2015-04-29

    Grounded theory is a popular research approach in health care and the social sciences. This article provides a description of grounded theory methodology and its key components, using examples from published studies to demonstrate practical application. It aims to demystify grounded theory for novice nurse researchers, by explaining what it is, when to use it, why they would want to use it and how to use it. It should enable nurse researchers to decide if grounded theory is an appropriate approach for their research, and to determine the quality of any grounded theory research they read.

  18. Calculation of Contribution Rate of Sci -tech Progress Based on the Analysis of Potential Theory in Guangxi%基于势分析理论的广西科技进步贡献率测算

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    张协奎; 邬思怡

    2015-01-01

    科技进步作为经济增长的内在动力,推动社会生产力不断向前,实现经济社会的繁荣与发展。通过总结国内外有关科技进步贡献率测算的分析方法,在柯布-道格拉斯生产函数的基础上引入势分析理论,建立势生产函数模型来测算广西科技进步贡献率。选取1991—2013年的广西数据对14个滚动经济周期的科技进步贡献率进行测算,实证分析结果表明:广西自1991年以来,全要素生产率均大于1,说明投入要素的利用程度高于平均水平;同时科技进步贡献率水平低,说明广西创新驱动的效能还有待提升,需要在保证资本产出效率不断提高的基础上切实提高劳动生产率,保证广西科技进步对经济增长的贡献率不断提高。%Sci -tech progress as the internal driving force of economic growth,promotes the social productive forces to a-chieve economic and social prosperity and development.This article summarizes the calculation of the contribution rate of sci -tech progress in the domestic and foreign quantitative analysis method,introduces the concept of the potential theory on the basis of the Cobb -Douglas production function,establishes the potential production function model to measure the progress of sci -tech rate in Guangxi,and selects the data of Guangxi between 1991 and 2010 to calculate the contribution rate of sci -tech progress for 11 of the scroll of the economic cycle.The empirical analysis results indicate that,since 1991,the entire essential factor productivity has been bigger than 1,which explains the degree of utilizing investment re-sources is higher than the average level.At the same time,the contribution rate of technological progress level is low,indi-cating that Guangxi innovation drive efficiency still needs to be improved.So we need to keep improving output efficiency, labor productivity,and ensure that the contribution rate of Guangxi science and technology

  19. Model theory

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    Chang, CC

    2012-01-01

    Model theory deals with a branch of mathematical logic showing connections between a formal language and its interpretations or models. This is the first and most successful textbook in logical model theory. Extensively updated and corrected in 1990 to accommodate developments in model theoretic methods - including classification theory and nonstandard analysis - the third edition added entirely new sections, exercises, and references. Each chapter introduces an individual method and discusses specific applications. Basic methods of constructing models include constants, elementary chains, Sko

  20. Viability Theory

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    Aubin, Jean-Pierre; Saint-Pierre, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    Viability theory designs and develops mathematical and algorithmic methods for investigating the adaptation to viability constraints of evolutions governed by complex systems under uncertainty that are found in many domains involving living beings, from biological evolution to economics, from environmental sciences to financial markets, from control theory and robotics to cognitive sciences. It involves interdisciplinary investigations spanning fields that have traditionally developed in isolation. The purpose of this book is to present an initiation to applications of viability theory, explai

  1. Structures and reaction rates of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 by an O3−(H2O0–5 cluster – a density functional theory investigation

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    K. V. Mikkelsen

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Based on density functional theory calculations we present a study of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 to SO3 by an anionic O3−(H2On cluster, n=0–5. The configurations of the most relevant reactants, transition states, and products are discussed and compared to previous findings. Two different classes of transition states have been identified. One class is characterized by strong networks of hydrogen bonds, very similar to the reactant complexes. The other class is characterized by loose structures of hydration water and is stabilized by high entropy. At temperatures relevant for atmospheric chemistry, the most energetically favorable class of transition states vary with the number of water molecules attached. A kinetic model is utilized, taking into account the most likely outcomes of the initial SO2O3−(H2On collision complexes. This model shows that the reaction takes place at collision rates regardless of the number of water molecules involved. A lifetime analysis of the collision complexes supports this conclusion. Hereafter, the thermodynamics of water and O2 condensation and evaporation from the product SO3−O2(H2On cluster is considered and the final products are predicted to be O2SO3− and O2SO3−(H2O1. The low degree of hydration is rationalized through a charge analysis of the relevant complexes. Finally, the thermodynamics of a few relevant reactions of the O2SO3− and O2SO3−(H2O1 complexes are considered.

  2. Structures and reaction rates of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 by an O3−(H2O0-5 cluster – a density functional theory investigation

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    J. O. P. Pedersen

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Based on density functional theory calculations we present a study of the gaseous oxidation of SO2 to SO3 by an anionic O3−(H2On cluster, n = 0–5. The configurations of the most relevant reactants, transition states, and products are discussed and compared to previous findings. Two different classes of transition states have been identified. One class is characterised by strong networks of hydrogen bonds, very similar to the reactant complexes. The other class is characterised by sparser structures of hydration water and is stabilised by high entropy. At temperatures relevant for atmospheric chemistry, the most energetically favourable class of transition states vary with the number of water molecules attached. A kinetic model is utilised, taking into account the most likely outcomes of the initial SO2 O3−(H2On collision complexes. This model shows that the reaction takes place at collision rates regardless of the number of water molecules involved. A lifetime analysis of the collision complexes supports this conclusion. Hereafter, the thermodynamics of water and O2 condensation and evaporation from the product SO3−O2(H2On cluster is considered and the final products are predicted to be O2SO3− and O2SO3−(H2O1. The low degree of hydration is rationalised through a charge analysis of the relevant complexes. Finally, the thermodynamics of a few relevant reactions of the O2SO3− and O2SO3−(H2O1 complexes are considered.

  3. Field theory

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    Roman, Steven

    2006-01-01

    Intended for graduate courses or for independent study, this book presents the basic theory of fields. The first part begins with a discussion of polynomials over a ring, the division algorithm, irreducibility, field extensions, and embeddings. The second part is devoted to Galois theory. The third part of the book treats the theory of binomials. The book concludes with a chapter on families of binomials - the Kummer theory. This new edition has been completely rewritten in order to improve the pedagogy and to make the text more accessible to graduate students.  The exercises have also been im

  4. Elastoplasticity theory

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    Hashiguchi, Koichi

    2009-01-01

    This book details the mathematics and continuum mechanics necessary as a foundation of elastoplasticity theory. It explains physical backgrounds with illustrations and provides descriptions of detailed derivation processes..

  5. Galois Theory

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    Cox, David A

    2012-01-01

    Praise for the First Edition ". . .will certainly fascinate anyone interested in abstract algebra: a remarkable book!"—Monatshefte fur Mathematik Galois theory is one of the most established topics in mathematics, with historical roots that led to the development of many central concepts in modern algebra, including groups and fields. Covering classic applications of the theory, such as solvability by radicals, geometric constructions, and finite fields, Galois Theory, Second Edition delves into novel topics like Abel’s theory of Abelian equations, casus irreducibili, and the Galo

  6. Game theory.

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    Dufwenberg, Martin

    2011-03-01

    Game theory is a toolkit for examining situations where decision makers influence each other. I discuss the nature of game-theoretic analysis, the history of game theory, why game theory is useful for understanding human psychology, and why game theory has played a key role in the recent explosion of interest in the field of behavioral economics. WIREs Cogni Sci 2011 2 167-173 DOI: 10.1002/wcs.119 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website.

  7. Ansiedad dimensional: Un análisis desde la teoría clásica del formulario autodiligenciado de Zung Dimensional anxiety: An analysis from the classical theory of the Zung self-rating anxiety scale

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    Luis C. Orozco V.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: A pesar del uso extendido del formulario de Zung para ansiedad no se encontraron artículos sobre la invarianza de la prueba. Objetivo: Establecer la invarianza por género del formulario para ansiedad autodiligenciado de Zung desde la Teoría Clásica. Métodos: Muestra no aleaotoria de 336 mujeres y 205 hombres estudiantes de varias universidades colombianas que diligenciaron el formulario. El análisis se realizo con análisis confimatorio de factores. Se investigó la invarianza dimensional, de configuración y métrica. Resultados: Se encontró que las invarianzas dimensional y de configuración se cumplen al demostrarse que el constructo es unidimensional en los 2 géneros, seleccionando los modelos con el Criterio de información Bayesiano y que la carga de los ítems es en general alta. No así la invarianza métrica para la cual debieron eliminarse 9 ítems para lograr invarianza en las cargas. Conclusión: El formulario de Zung presenta invarianzas dimensional, de configuración y métrica con 11 ítems. Salud UIS 2011; 43 (2: 159-166Introduction: There is not a published report of the invariance of anxiety Zung test, although is widely used. Objective: To stablish gender invariance of the Zung self-rating anxiety scale using Classical Test Theory. Methods: A non random sample of 336 women and 205 men students from several colombian universities that answered the scale. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed. Dimensional, configurational and metric invariance were investigated. Results: Dimensional and configurational invariance are met because for both genders theres is one dimension, using Bayesian Information Crietria as the model selection strategy, and the loadings are generally high. The metric invariance was obtained after deleting 9 items. Conclusion: Eleven items of The Zung self-rating anxiety scale show dimensional, configurational and metric invariance. Salud UIS 2011; 43 (2: 159-166

  8. Quantum Theory

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    Manning, Phillip

    2011-01-01

    The study of quantum theory allowed twentieth-century scientists to examine the world in a new way, one that was filled with uncertainties and probabilities. Further study also led to the development of lasers, the atomic bomb, and the computer. This exciting new book clearly explains quantum theory and its everyday uses in our world.

  9. Shielding Theory

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    Ion N.Chiuta

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper determines relations for shieldingeffectiveness relative to several variables, includingmetal type, metal properties, thickness, distance,frequency, etc. It starts by presenting some relationshipsregarding magnetic, electric and electromagnetic fieldsas a pertinent background to understanding and applyingfield theory. Since literature about electromagneticcompatibility is replete with discussions about Maxwellequations and field theory only a few aspects arepresented.

  10. Uncertainty theory

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    Liu, Baoding

    2015-01-01

    When no samples are available to estimate a probability distribution, we have to invite some domain experts to evaluate the belief degree that each event will happen. Perhaps some people think that the belief degree should be modeled by subjective probability or fuzzy set theory. However, it is usually inappropriate because both of them may lead to counterintuitive results in this case. In order to rationally deal with belief degrees, uncertainty theory was founded in 2007 and subsequently studied by many researchers. Nowadays, uncertainty theory has become a branch of axiomatic mathematics for modeling belief degrees. This is an introductory textbook on uncertainty theory, uncertain programming, uncertain statistics, uncertain risk analysis, uncertain reliability analysis, uncertain set, uncertain logic, uncertain inference, uncertain process, uncertain calculus, and uncertain differential equation. This textbook also shows applications of uncertainty theory to scheduling, logistics, networks, data mining, c...

  11. Conspiracy Theory

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    Bjerg, Ole; Presskorn-Thygesen, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    The paper is a contribution to current debates about conspiracy theories within philosophy and cultural studies. Wittgenstein’s understanding of language is invoked to analyse the epistemological effects of designating particular questions and explanations as a ‘conspiracy theory......’. It is demonstrated how such a designation relegates these questions and explanations beyond the realm of meaningful discourse. In addition, Agamben’s concept of sovereignty is applied to explore the political effects of using the concept of conspiracy theory. The exceptional epistemological status assigned...... to alleged conspiracy theories within our prevalent paradigms of knowledge and truth is compared to the exceptional legal status assigned to individuals accused of terrorism under the War on Terror. The paper concludes by discussing the relation between conspiracy theory and ‘the paranoid style...

  12. Potential Theory

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    Lukeš, Jaroslav; Netuka, Ivan; Veselý, Jiří

    1988-01-01

    Within the tradition of meetings devoted to potential theory, a conference on potential theory took place in Prague on 19-24, July 1987. The Conference was organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, with the collaboration of the Institute of Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, Czech University of Technology, the Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists, the Czechoslovak Scientific and Technical Society, and supported by IMU. During the Conference, 69 scientific communications from different branches of potential theory were presented; the majority of them are in­ cluded in the present volume. (Papers based on survey lectures delivered at the Conference, its program as well as a collection of problems from potential theory will appear in a special volume of the Lecture Notes Series published by Springer-Verlag). Topics of these communications truly reflect the vast scope of contemporary potential theory. Some contributions deal...

  13. Concept theory

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    Hjørland, Birger

    2009-01-01

      Concept theory is an extremely broad, interdisciplinary and complex field of research related to many deep fields with very long historical traditions without much consensus. However, information science and knowledge organization cannot avoid relating to theories of concepts. Knowledge...... organizing systems (e.g. classification systems, thesauri and ontologies) should be understood as systems basically organizing concepts and their semantic relations. The same is the case with information retrieval systems. Different theories of concepts have different implications for how to construe......, evaluate and use such systems. Based on "a post-Kuhnian view" of paradigms this paper put forward arguments that the best understanding and classification of theories of concepts is to view and classify them in accordance with epistemological theories (empiricism, rationalism, historicism and pragmatism...

  14. Conspiracy Theory

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    Bjerg, Ole; Presskorn-Thygesen, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    The paper is a contribution to current debates about conspiracy theories within philosophy and cultural studies. Wittgenstein’s understanding of language is invoked to analyse the epistemological effects of designating particular questions and explanations as a ‘conspiracy theory......’. It is demonstrated how such a designation relegates these questions and explanations beyond the realm of meaningful discourse. In addition, Agamben’s concept of sovereignty is applied to explore the political effects of using the concept of conspiracy theory. The exceptional epistemological status assigned...... to alleged conspiracy theories within our prevalent paradigms of knowledge and truth is compared to the exceptional legal status assigned to individuals accused of terrorism under the War on Terror. The paper concludes by discussing the relation between conspiracy theory and ‘the paranoid style...

  15. The Statement of Female’s Growth---Analyze Zhang Jie’s No Word and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre%女性成长的书写--张洁《无字》与夏洛蒂·勃朗特《简·爱》的文化解读

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    黄乐平

    2015-01-01

    张洁的《无字》和夏洛蒂·勃朗特的《简·爱》都是旨在全面展示女性主体成长的成长小说。两部作品记录女性生命成长的历史时,都浓墨重彩地书写了主人公的“出走”与皈依,展现了女性为追求自身价值和幸福与逆境顽强抗争,从而独立自强的心路历程。两部小说将主人公的成长均集结到“皈依”。简·爱的皈依是“复归乐园”,吴为的皈依却是“走向死亡”,“殊途”同“皈”体现了中西文化价值观的差异。描述女性成长的生命史和心灵史,两部作品都采用了自传性叙事的表现方式,由此增强了作品的艺术感染力。%Both NO Word and Jane Eyre are the Female Bildungsromans that aim at showing people the process of female's growth.The two novels record the routine of female lives’ growth, they both mentioned a lot about the experience of the character’s escaping, reflecting that females dare to fight against their hard situations and achieving their personal value and happiness.The subjective consciousness of their independence and self-improvement is also strengthened when they’re escaping.Based on showing the road of escaping, both works concentrate their themes on“conversion”. Jane Eyre converts to“returning to the Garden of Eden”, while Mo Word converts to death. The difference between their conversions indicates the differences between the Chinese and Western cultural values. Describing the growth routine of life and heart, both two works used autobiography recount and strengthened the art affect.

  16. Variational transition state theory

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    Truhlar, D.G. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis (United States)

    1993-12-01

    This research program involves the development of variational transition state theory (VTST) and semiclassical tunneling methods for the calculation of gas-phase reaction rates and selected applications. The applications are selected for their fundamental interest and/or their relevance to combustion.

  17. Children's Theories of Motivation

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    Gurland, Suzanne T.; Glowacky, Victoria C.

    2011-01-01

    To investigate children's theories of motivation, we asked 166 children (8-12 years of age) to rate the effect of various motivational strategies on task interest, over the short and long terms, in activities described as appealing or unappealing. Children viewed the rewards strategy as resulting in greatest interest except when implemented over…

  18. Children's Theories of Motivation

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    Gurland, Suzanne T.; Glowacky, Victoria C.

    2011-01-01

    To investigate children's theories of motivation, we asked 166 children (8-12 years of age) to rate the effect of various motivational strategies on task interest, over the short and long terms, in activities described as appealing or unappealing. Children viewed the rewards strategy as resulting in greatest interest except when implemented over…

  19. Bayesian Theory

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    Bernardo, Jose M

    2000-01-01

    This highly acclaimed text, now available in paperback, provides a thorough account of key concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development of the theory, which provides, in particular, a detailed discussion of the problem of specification of so-called prior ignorance . The work is written from the authors s committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is also provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critica

  20. Psychodynamic Theory

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    Kathleen Holtz Deal

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Psychodynamic theory, a theory of personality originated by Sigmund Freud, has a long and complex history within social work and continues to be utilized by social workers. This article traces the theory’s development and explains key concepts with an emphasis on its current relational focus within object relations theory and self-psychology. Empirical support for theoretical concepts and the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapies is reviewed and critiqued. Future directions are discussed, including addressing cultural considerations, increasing research, and emphasizing a relational paradigm

  1. Number theory

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    Andrews, George E

    1994-01-01

    Although mathematics majors are usually conversant with number theory by the time they have completed a course in abstract algebra, other undergraduates, especially those in education and the liberal arts, often need a more basic introduction to the topic.In this book the author solves the problem of maintaining the interest of students at both levels by offering a combinatorial approach to elementary number theory. In studying number theory from such a perspective, mathematics majors are spared repetition and provided with new insights, while other students benefit from the consequent simpl

  2. Mapping Theory

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    Smith, Shelley

    This paper came about within the context of a 13-month research project, Focus Area 1 - Method and Theory, at the Center for Public Space Research at the Royal Academy of the Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. This project has been funded by RealDania. The goals of the research...... project, Focus Area 1 - Method and Theory, which forms the framework for this working paper, are: * To provide a basis from which to discuss the concept of public space in a contemporary architectural and urban context - specifically relating to theory and method * To broaden the discussion of the concept...

  3. Plasticity theory

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    Lubliner, Jacob

    2008-01-01

    The aim of Plasticity Theory is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary state of knowledge in basic plasticity theory and to its applications. It treats several areas not commonly found between the covers of a single book: the physics of plasticity, constitutive theory, dynamic plasticity, large-deformation plasticity, and numerical methods, in addition to a representative survey of problems treated by classical methods, such as elastic-plastic problems, plane plastic flow, and limit analysis; the problem discussed come from areas of interest to mechanical, structural, and

  4. Continuity theory

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    Nel, Louis

    2016-01-01

    This book presents a detailed, self-contained theory of continuous mappings. It is mainly addressed to students who have already studied these mappings in the setting of metric spaces, as well as multidimensional differential calculus. The needed background facts about sets, metric spaces and linear algebra are developed in detail, so as to provide a seamless transition between students' previous studies and new material. In view of its many novel features, this book will be of interest also to mature readers who have studied continuous mappings from the subject's classical texts and wish to become acquainted with a new approach. The theory of continuous mappings serves as infrastructure for more specialized mathematical theories like differential equations, integral equations, operator theory, dynamical systems, global analysis, topological groups, topological rings and many more. In light of the centrality of the topic, a book of this kind fits a variety of applications, especially those that contribute to ...

  5. Model theory

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    Hodges, Wilfrid

    1993-01-01

    An up-to-date and integrated introduction to model theory, designed to be used for graduate courses (for students who are familiar with first-order logic), and as a reference for more experienced logicians and mathematicians.

  6. Activity Theory.

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    Koschmann, Timothy; Roschelle, Jeremy; Nardi, Bonnie A.

    1998-01-01

    Includes three articles that discuss activity theory, based on "Context and Consciousness." Topics include human-computer interaction; computer interfaces; hierarchical structuring; mediation; contradictions and development; failure analysis; and designing educational technology. (LRW)

  7. Graph theory

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    Gould, Ronald

    2012-01-01

    This introduction to graph theory focuses on well-established topics, covering primary techniques and including both algorithmic and theoretical problems. The algorithms are presented with a minimum of advanced data structures and programming details. This thoroughly corrected 1988 edition provides insights to computer scientists as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students of topology, algebra, and matrix theory. Fundamental concepts and notation and elementary properties and operations are the first subjects, followed by examinations of paths and searching, trees, and networks. S

  8. Matrix Theory

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    1988-06-30

    MATRICES . The monograph Nonnegative Matrices [6] is an advanced book on all aspect of the theory of nonnegative matrices and...and on inverse eigenvalue problems for nonnegative matrices . The work explores some of the most recent developments in the theory of nonnegative...k -1, t0 . Define the associated polynomial of type <z>: t t-t 2 t-t 3 t-tk_ 1,X - x - x . . .X- where t = tk . The

  9. 从作者性别批评视角看简·爱和吕蓓卡的人物形象差异%Analysis of the Differences between Two Female Images--Jane Eyre and Rebecca from the Perspective of the Authors' Sex Awareness

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    顾向阳

    2015-01-01

    Jane Eyre, and Rebecca in Vanity Fair are two women in Victorian literature with the same awareness of independence and rebellion but different fates brought by their authors. Through the study of the essential differences between them from the perspective of the authors' sex awareness, readers may perceive the divergences in their ideas and judgments towards female rebellion, and gain a better comprehension of the texts' values which have ever been neglected or misinterpreted.%简·爱与《名利场》中的女主角吕蓓卡是英国维多利亚时期文学中两个具有同样独立反叛意识但被作者赋予不同命运结局的女人。从作者的性别视角去解读这两个传统女性形象的本质差异,能看出男女作者对女性反抗压迫行为的不同理解和价值判断,并能更好地发掘出被别的批评视角忽略或误读的文本内涵。

  10. Jane Eyreand Christian Institution of Marriage——for a Better Understanding of Jane Eyre%《简爱》与基督教的婚姻制度——如何更好地理解《简爱》

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    刘旭红; 张玮玮

    2012-01-01

    《简爱》以其独特的视角揭示了19世纪英国婚姻制度存在的弊病,对当时的婚姻制度提出了质疑,并由此提出自己的爱情婚姻观。了解了19世纪英国的基督教婚姻制度(包括结婚和离婚制度),就对更好地解读《简爱》这部小说起到了至关重要的作用。%The novel Jane Eyre reflects the inherent maladies of the institution of marriage in England in the 19th century,and the author posed a number of questions about it.Therefore knowing the institution of marriage at that time plays a fatal role in better understanding of the novel.

  11. Role reversal:Interpretation of Characters in Jane Eyre from the perspective of Ecology of Feminism%角色的颠倒--生态女权主义视角下《简·爱》人物形象解读

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    余珊

    2016-01-01

    在生态女权主义视角下,简·爱反抗的一生实质上是在逐渐摆脱自己的自然属性,沦为男性复制品的一生。男主人公罗切斯特则是在逐渐摆脱社会属性,回归自然状态。简·爱和罗切斯特的结局充分说明了更新人类的生态关系,自然与社会就能够和谐相处,两性关系最终也能和谐统一。%In the perspective of ecology of feminism,Jane Eyre’s life is characterized by the transformation from natural state to a clone of man;Rochester’s by the transformation from socialization to natural state. The success love between Jae Eyre and Rochester indicates that the ecological relationship between human beings is the base for the harmonious relationship between nature and society,between male and female.

  12. Theory of rheology

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    Hutton, J. F.

    1973-01-01

    The structure of the modern theory of rheology is discussed to show the assumptions and limitations. Rheology is discussed as a branch of continuum mechanics to determine the relationships between stress, strain, and strain rate which will give a closer representation of lubricant properties than the Newtonian flow equation. Rheology is also investigated as a branch of chemical physics. Consideration is limited to those theories of nonpolymeric and polymeric fluids which can represent viscoelasticity in terms of identifiable and measureable molecular characteristics. The possibility that elastic liquids may rupture in shear and linear tension analogous to the failure of solids is proposed.

  13. Rating Movies and Rating the Raters Who Rate Them.

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    Zhou, Hua; Lange, Kenneth

    2009-11-01

    The movie distribution company Netflix has generated considerable buzz in the statistics community by offering a million dollar prize for improvements to its movie rating system. Among the statisticians and computer scientists who have disclosed their techniques, the emphasis has been on machine learning approaches. This article has the modest goal of discussing a simple model for movie rating and other forms of democratic rating. Because the model involves a large number of parameters, it is nontrivial to carry out maximum likelihood estimation. Here we derive a straightforward EM algorithm from the perspective of the more general MM algorithm. The algorithm is capable of finding the global maximum on a likelihood landscape littered with inferior modes. We apply two variants of the model to a dataset from the MovieLens archive and compare their results. Our model identifies quirky raters, redefines the raw rankings, and permits imputation of missing ratings. The model is intended to stimulate discussion and development of better theory rather than to win the prize. It has the added benefit of introducing readers to some of the issues connected with analyzing high-dimensional data.

  14. Possibility Theory versus Probability Theory in Fuzzy Measure Theory

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    Parul Agarwal

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to compare probability theory with possibility theory, and to use this comparison in comparing probability theory with fuzzy set theory. The best way of comparing probabilistic and possibilistic conceptualizations of uncertainty is to examine the two theories from a broader perspective. Such a perspective is offered by evidence theory, within which probability theory and possibility theory are recognized as special branches. While the various characteristic of possibility theory within the broader framework of evidence theory are expounded in this paper, we need to introduce their probabilistic counterparts to facilitate our discussion.

  15. Biocultural Theory

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    Carroll, Joseph; Clasen, Mathias; Jonsson, Emelie

    2017-01-01

    Biocultural theory is an integrative research program designed to investigate the causal interactions between biological adaptations and cultural constructions. From the biocultural perspective, cultural processes are rooted in the biological necessities of the human life cycle: specifically human...... and ideological beliefs, and artistic practices such as music, dance, painting, and storytelling. Establishing biocultural theory as a program that self-consciously encompasses the different particular forms of human evolutionary research could help scholars and scientists envision their own specialized areas...... of research as contributions to a coherent, collective research program. This article argues that a mature biocultural paradigm needs to be informed by at least 7 major research clusters: (a) gene-culture coevolution; (b) human life history theory; (c) evolutionary social psychology; (d) anthropological...

  16. Lattice theory

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    Donnellan, Thomas; Maxwell, E A; Plumpton, C

    1968-01-01

    Lattice Theory presents an elementary account of a significant branch of contemporary mathematics concerning lattice theory. This book discusses the unusual features, which include the presentation and exploitation of partitions of a finite set. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the concept of several topics, including sets in general, the relations and operations, the relation of equivalence, and the relation of congruence. This text then defines the relation of partial order and then partially ordered sets, including chains. Other chapters examine the properti

  17. Probability theory

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    S Varadhan, S R

    2001-01-01

    This volume presents topics in probability theory covered during a first-year graduate course given at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The necessary background material in measure theory is developed, including the standard topics, such as extension theorem, construction of measures, integration, product spaces, Radon-Nikodym theorem, and conditional expectation. In the first part of the book, characteristic functions are introduced, followed by the study of weak convergence of probability distributions. Then both the weak and strong limit theorems for sums of independent rando

  18. Galois theory

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    Stewart, Ian

    2003-01-01

    Ian Stewart's Galois Theory has been in print for 30 years. Resoundingly popular, it still serves its purpose exceedingly well. Yet mathematics education has changed considerably since 1973, when theory took precedence over examples, and the time has come to bring this presentation in line with more modern approaches.To this end, the story now begins with polynomials over the complex numbers, and the central quest is to understand when such polynomials have solutions that can be expressed by radicals. Reorganization of the material places the concrete before the abstract, thus motivating the g

  19. Quantum mechanics of molecular rate processes

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    Levine, Raphael D

    1999-01-01

    This survey of applications of the theory of collisions and rate processes to molecular problems explores collisions of molecules with internal structure, generalized Ehrenfest theorem, theory of reactive collisions, and role of symmetry. It also reviews partitioning technique, equivalent potentials and quasibound states, theory of direct reactions, more. 1969 edition.

  20. Inferring clocks when lacking rocks: the variable rates of molecular evolution in bacteria

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    Ochman Howard

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Because bacteria do not have a robust fossil record, attempts to infer the timing of events in their evolutionary history requires comparisons of molecular sequences. This use of molecular clocks is based on the assumptions that substitution rates for homologous genes or sites are fairly constant through time and across taxa. Violation of these conditions can lead to erroneous inferences and result in estimates that are off by orders of magnitude. In this study, we examine the consistency of substitution rates among a set of conserved genes in diverse bacterial lineages, and address the questions regarding the validity of molecular dating. Results By examining the evolution of 16S rRNA gene in obligate endosymbionts, which can be calibrated by the fossil record of their hosts, we found that the rates are consistent within a clade but varied widely across different bacterial lineages. Genome-wide estimates of nonsynonymous and synonymous substitutions suggest that these two measures are highly variable in their rates across bacterial taxa. Genetic drift plays a fundamental role in determining the accumulation of substitutions in 16S rRNA genes and at nonsynonymous sites. Moreover, divergence estimates based on a set of universally conserved protein-coding genes also exhibit low correspondence to those based on 16S rRNA genes. Conclusion Our results document a wide range of substitution rates across genes and bacterial taxa. This high level of variation cautions against the assumption of a universal molecular clock for inferring divergence times in bacteria. However, by applying relative-rate tests to homologous genes, it is possible to derive reliable local clocks that can be used to calibrate bacterial evolution. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Adam Eyre-Walker, Simonetta Gribaldo and Tal Pupko (nominated by Dan Graur.

  1. Effective theories of universal theories

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    Wells, James D

    2015-01-01

    It is well-known but sometimes overlooked that constraints on the oblique parameters (most notably $S$ and $T$ parameters) are only applicable to a special class of new physics scenarios known as universal theories. In the effective field theory (EFT) framework, the oblique parameters should not be associated with Wilson coefficients in a particular operator basis, unless restrictions have been imposed on the EFT so that it describes universal theories. We work out these restrictions, and present a detailed EFT analysis of universal theories. We find that at the dimension-6 level, universal theories are completely characterized by 16 parameters. They are conveniently chosen to be: 5 oblique parameters that agree with the commonly-adopted ones, 4 anomalous triple-gauge couplings, 3 rescaling factors for the $h^3$, $hff$, $hVV$ vertices, 3 parameters for $hVV$ vertices absent in the Standard Model, and 1 four-fermion coupling of order $y_f^2$. All these parameters are defined in an unambiguous and basis-indepen...

  2. Dynamic statistical information theory

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    XING; Xiusan

    2006-01-01

    In recent years we extended Shannon static statistical information theory to dynamic processes and established a Shannon dynamic statistical information theory, whose core is the evolution law of dynamic entropy and dynamic information. We also proposed a corresponding Boltzmman dynamic statistical information theory. Based on the fact that the state variable evolution equation of respective dynamic systems, i.e. Fokker-Planck equation and Liouville diffusion equation can be regarded as their information symbol evolution equation, we derived the nonlinear evolution equations of Shannon dynamic entropy density and dynamic information density and the nonlinear evolution equations of Boltzmann dynamic entropy density and dynamic information density, that describe respectively the evolution law of dynamic entropy and dynamic information. The evolution equations of these two kinds of dynamic entropies and dynamic informations show in unison that the time rate of change of dynamic entropy densities is caused by their drift, diffusion and production in state variable space inside the systems and coordinate space in the transmission processes; and that the time rate of change of dynamic information densities originates from their drift, diffusion and dissipation in state variable space inside the systems and coordinate space in the transmission processes. Entropy and information have been combined with the state and its law of motion of the systems. Furthermore we presented the formulas of two kinds of entropy production rates and information dissipation rates, the expressions of two kinds of drift information flows and diffusion information flows. We proved that two kinds of information dissipation rates (or the decrease rates of the total information) were equal to their corresponding entropy production rates (or the increase rates of the total entropy) in the same dynamic system. We obtained the formulas of two kinds of dynamic mutual informations and dynamic channel

  3. Theory Overview

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    Lenz, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    We set the scene for theoretical issues in charm physics that were discussed at CHARM 2016 in Bologna. In particular we emphasize the importance of improving our understanding of standard model contributions to numerous charm observables and we discuss also possible tests of our theory tools, like the Heavy Quark Expansion via the lifetime ratios of $D$-mesons

  4. Scattering theory

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    Friedrich, Harald [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Physik-Department

    2013-08-01

    Written by the author of the widely acclaimed textbook. Theoretical Atomic Physics Includes sections on quantum reflection, tunable Feshbach resonances and Efimov states. Useful for advanced students and researchers. This book presents a concise and modern coverage of scattering theory. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995. In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. The level of abstraction is kept as low as at all possible, and deeper questions related to mathematical foundations of scattering theory are passed by. The book should be understandable for anyone with a basic knowledge of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. It is intended for advanced students and researchers, and it is hoped that it will be useful for theorists and experimentalists alike.

  5. Matching theory

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    Plummer, MD

    1986-01-01

    This study of matching theory deals with bipartite matching, network flows, and presents fundamental results for the non-bipartite case. It goes on to study elementary bipartite graphs and elementary graphs in general. Further discussed are 2-matchings, general matching problems as linear programs, the Edmonds Matching Algorithm (and other algorithmic approaches), f-factors and vertex packing.

  6. Livability theory

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    R. Veenhoven (Ruut)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Assumptions Livability theory involves the following six key assumptions: 1. Like all animals, humans have innate needs, such as for food, safety, and companionship. 2. Gratification of needs manifests in hedonic experience. 3. Hedonic experience determines how much we

  7. Theory U

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    Monthoux, Pierre Guillet de; Statler, Matt

    2014-01-01

    The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specificall...

  8. Theory U

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    Guillet de Monthoux, Pierre; Statler, Matt

    2017-01-01

    The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer's Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specificall...

  9. Framing theory

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    de Vreese, C.H.; Lecheler, S.; Mazzoleni, G.; Barnhurst, K.G.; Ikeda, K.; Maia, R.C.M.; Wessler, H.

    2016-01-01

    Political issues can be viewed from different perspectives and they can be defined differently in the news media by emphasizing some aspects and leaving others aside. This is at the core of news framing theory. Framing originates within sociology and psychology and has become one of the most used th

  10. Combinatorial Theory

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    Hall, Marshall

    2011-01-01

    Includes proof of van der Waerden's 1926 conjecture on permanents, Wilson's theorem on asymptotic existence, and other developments in combinatorics since 1967. Also covers coding theory and its important connection with designs, problems of enumeration, and partition. Presents fundamentals in addition to latest advances, with illustrative problems at the end of each chapter. Enlarged appendixes include a longer list of block designs.

  11. Activity Theory

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    Bertelsen, Olav Wedege; Bødker, Susanne

    2003-01-01

    the young HCI research tradition. But HCI was already facing problems: lack of consideration for other aspects of human behavior, for interaction with other people, for culture. Cognitive science-based theories lacked means to address several issues that came out of the empirical projects....

  12. Theory U

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    Monthoux, Pierre Guillet de; Statler, Matt

    2014-01-01

    The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specifically...

  13. Ratings Revisited

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    Lai, Signe Sophus

    2015-01-01

    tværs af medier og platforme, forskudt i tid og on-demand. This article focuses on audience ratings, which have functioned as the central ‘currency’ informing the media trade. It discusses changes to the production and accuracy of audience ratings at a time when established standards are being...... consumption. It argues that current tracking systems cannot capture increasingly cross-media, time-shifted, mobile, and on-demand audience behavior....

  14. Depth perception: the need to report ocean biogeochemical rates as functions of temperature, not depth.

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    Brewer, Peter G; Peltzer, Edward T

    2017-09-13

    For over 50 years, ocean scientists have oddly represented ocean oxygen consumption rates as a function of depth but not temperature in most biogeochemical models. This unique tradition or tactic inhibits useful discussion of climate change impacts, where specific and fundamental temperature-dependent terms are required. Tracer-based determinations of oxygen consumption rates in the deep sea are nearly universally reported as a function of depth in spite of their well-known microbial basis. In recent work, we have shown that a carefully determined profile of oxygen consumption rates in the Sargasso Sea can be well represented by a classical Arrhenius function with an activation energy of 86.5 kJ mol(-1), leading to a Q10 of 3.63. This indicates that for 2°C warming, we will have a 29% increase in ocean oxygen consumption rates, and for 3°C warming, a 47% increase, potentially leading to large-scale ocean hypoxia should a sufficient amount of organic matter be available to microbes. Here, we show that the same principles apply to a worldwide collation of tracer-based oxygen consumption rate data and that some 95% of ocean oxygen consumption is driven by temperature, not depth, and thus will have a strong climate dependence. The Arrhenius/Eyring equations are no simple panacea and they require a non-equilibrium steady state to exist. Where transient events are in progress, this stricture is not obeyed and we show one such possible example.This article is part of the themed issue 'Ocean ventilation and deoxygenation in a warming world'. © 2017 The Author(s).

  15. Communication theory

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    Stein, Irene F.; Stelter, Reinhard

    2011-01-01

    Communication theory covers a wide variety of theories related to the communication process (Littlejohn, 1999). Communication is not simply an exchange of information, in which we have a sender and a receiver. This very technical concept of communication is clearly outdated; a human being...... is not a data processing device. In this chapter, communication is understood as a process of shared meaning-making (Bruner, 1990). Human beings interpret their environment, other people, and themselves on the basis of their dynamic interaction with the surrounding world. Meaning is essential because people...... ascribe specific meanings to their experiences, their actions in life or work, and their interactions. Meaning is reshaped, adapted, and transformed in every communication encounter. Furthermore, meaning is cocreated in dialogues or in communities of practice, such as in teams at a workplace or in school...

  16. Potential theory

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    Helms, Lester L

    2014-01-01

    Potential Theory presents a clear path from calculus to classical potential theory and beyond, with the aim of moving the reader into the area of mathematical research as quickly as possible. The subject matter is developed from first principles using only calculus. Commencing with the inverse square law for gravitational and electromagnetic forces and the divergence theorem, the author develops methods for constructing solutions of Laplace's equation on a region with prescribed values on the boundary of the region. The latter half of the book addresses more advanced material aimed at those with the background of a senior undergraduate or beginning graduate course in real analysis. Starting with solutions of the Dirichlet problem subject to mixed boundary conditions on the simplest of regions, methods of morphing such solutions onto solutions of Poisson's equation on more general regions are developed using diffeomorphisms and the Perron-Wiener-Brelot method, culminating in application to Brownian motion. In ...

  17. 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.

  18. Graph theory

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    Diestel, Reinhard

    2017-01-01

    This standard textbook of modern graph theory, now in its fifth edition, combines the authority of a classic with the engaging freshness of style that is the hallmark of active mathematics. It covers the core material of the subject with concise yet reliably complete proofs, while offering glimpses of more advanced methods in each field by one or two deeper results, again with proofs given in full detail. The book can be used as a reliable text for an introductory course, as a graduate text, and for self-study. From the reviews: “This outstanding book cannot be substituted with any other book on the present textbook market. It has every chance of becoming the standard textbook for graph theory.”Acta Scientiarum Mathematiciarum “Deep, clear, wonderful. This is a serious book about the heart of graph theory. It has depth and integrity. ”Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham, SIAM Review “The book has received a very enthusiastic reception, which it amply deserves. A masterly elucidation of modern graph theo...

  19. Scattering theory

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    Friedrich, Harald

    2016-01-01

    This corrected and updated second edition of "Scattering Theory" presents a concise and modern coverage of the subject. In the present treatment, special attention is given to the role played by the long-range behaviour of the projectile-target interaction, and a theory is developed, which is well suited to describe near-threshold bound and continuum states in realistic binary systems such as diatomic molecules or molecular ions. It is motivated by the fact that experimental advances have shifted and broadened the scope of applications where concepts from scattering theory are used, e.g. to the field of ultracold atoms and molecules, which has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, largely triggered by the successful realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of dilute atomic gases in 1995. The book contains sections on special topics such as near-threshold quantization, quantum reflection, Feshbach resonances and the quantum description of scattering in two dimensions. The level of abstraction is k...

  20. Analysis on Error Tolerance Rate Theory and Its Relative Effecting Factors in Braille Reading%盲文阅读中的容错率理论及相关影响因素分析

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    孙宇[; 李纯莲; 钟经华

    2016-01-01

    Braille error tolerance rate includes two aspects: the scheme error tolerance rate corresponding to Braille scheme and the spelling error tolerance rate corresponding to readers.In order to reasonably evaluate the spelling efficiency of Chinese Braille scheme and further improve it, this paper presents a concept of scheme error tolerance rate and makes a statistical analysis on it.The results show that the error tolerance rate is objective necessary and controllable, pointing out the Braille scheme with the greater error tolerance rate will be easier to use and popularize.Finally, it gives an optimization function of scheme error tolerance rate, which is helpful to improve the current Braille scheme.Meanwhile, it discusses the influences of readers′psychological factors on Braille error tolerance rate when reading and reveals the relations of mutual influence, mutual promotion and mutual compensation between the scheme error tolerance rate of Braille scheme and the spelling error tolerance rate of Braille readers.%盲文容错率包括盲文方案的方案容错率和盲文读者的拼读容错率两个方面。为了合理评估汉语盲文方案的拼读效率、进一步改进盲文方案,提出盲文方案的方案容错率概念并对其进行统计学分析,得出容错率存在的必然性和可控性,指出容错率较大的盲文方案较容易使用和推广,最后给出了盲文方案容错率的优化函数以利于改进现有盲文方案。同时还分析了读者在阅读盲文时,其心理因素对盲文容错率的影响,揭示了盲文方案的方案容错率和盲文读者的拼读容错率之间相互影响、相互促进、相互代偿的关系。

  1. From infinite ergodic theory to number theory (and possibly back)

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    Isola, Stefano, E-mail: stefano.isola@unicam.it [Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universita di Camerino, via Madonna delle Carceri, I-62032 Camerino (Italy)

    2011-07-15

    Highlights: > Systems preserving an infinite measure need new indicators such as the wandering rate. > Coping wild behaviour of the ergodic sums with very good sets and universal sequences. > Applications to Farey map and slow convergents in continued fractions theory. - Abstract: Some basic facts of infinite ergodic theory are reviewed in a form suitable to be applied to interval maps with number theoretic significance such as the Farey map. This is an enlarged version of the lecture notes accompanying a short course on Infinite Ergodic Theory at the First meeting of the (mostly) young italian hyperbolicians (Corinaldo, Italy, June 8-12, 2009).

  2. Residuation theory

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    Blyth, T S; Sneddon, I N; Stark, M

    1972-01-01

    Residuation Theory aims to contribute to literature in the field of ordered algebraic structures, especially on the subject of residual mappings. The book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on ordered sets; directed sets; semilattices; lattices; and complete lattices. Chapter 2 tackles Baer rings; Baer semigroups; Foulis semigroups; residual mappings; the notion of involution; and Boolean algebras. Chapter 3 covers residuated groupoids and semigroups; group homomorphic and isotone homomorphic Boolean images of ordered semigroups; Dubreil-Jacotin and Brouwer semigroups; and loli

  3. Graph theory

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    Diestel, Reinhard

    2012-01-01

    HauptbeschreibungThis standard textbook of modern graph theory, now in its fourth edition, combinesthe authority of a classic with the engaging freshness of style that is the hallmarkof active mathematics. It covers the core material of the subject with concise yetreliably complete proofs, while offering glimpses of more advanced methodsin each field by one or two deeper results, again with proofs given in full detail.The book can be used as a reliable text for an introductory course, as a graduatetext, and for self-study. Rezension"Deep, clear, wonderful. This is a serious book about the

  4. Design theory

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    2009-01-01

    This book deals with the basic subjects of design theory. It begins with balanced incomplete block designs, various constructions of which are described in ample detail. In particular, finite projective and affine planes, difference sets and Hadamard matrices, as tools to construct balanced incomplete block designs, are included. Orthogonal latin squares are also treated in detail. Zhu's simpler proof of the falsity of Euler's conjecture is included. The construction of some classes of balanced incomplete block designs, such as Steiner triple systems and Kirkman triple systems, are also given.

  5. Communication theory

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    Goldie, Charles M

    1991-01-01

    This book is an introduction, for mathematics students, to the theories of information and codes. They are usually treated separately but, as both address the problem of communication through noisy channels (albeit from different directions), the authors have been able to exploit the connection to give a reasonably self-contained treatment, relating the probabilistic and algebraic viewpoints. The style is discursive and, as befits the subject, plenty of examples and exercises are provided. Some examples and exercises are provided. Some examples of computer codes are given to provide concrete illustrations of abstract ideas.

  6. Graph theory

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    Merris, Russell

    2001-01-01

    A lively invitation to the flavor, elegance, and power of graph theoryThis mathematically rigorous introduction is tempered and enlivened by numerous illustrations, revealing examples, seductive applications, and historical references. An award-winning teacher, Russ Merris has crafted a book designed to attract and engage through its spirited exposition, a rich assortment of well-chosen exercises, and a selection of topics that emphasizes the kinds of things that can be manipulated, counted, and pictured. Intended neither to be a comprehensive overview nor an encyclopedic reference, th

  7. Keldysh theory re-examined

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    Bauer, Jarosław H.

    2016-07-01

    A derivation of the ionization rate for a hydrogen atom in its ground state (or a hydrogen-like positive ion) in a strong linearly polarized laser field is presented. The derivation utilizes the famous Keldysh probability amplitude in the length gauge (in the dipole approximation) and without Coulomb effects in the final state of the ionized electron. No further approximations are made, because the amplitude has been expanded in the double Fourier series in a time domain (with the help of the generalized Bessel functions). Thus, our theory has no other limitations that are characteristic of the original Keldysh theory. We compare our ‘exact’ theory with the original Keldysh one by studying photoionization energy spectra and total ionization rates. We show a breakdown of the original Keldysh theory for higher frequencies (when the photon energy approaches the binding energy). We also compare our theory with the analogous result in the velocity gauge. In the barrier-suppression regime, the ‘exact’ Keldysh theory gives results which are close to the well-known empirical formula and close to some other numerical or theoretical results. Numerous comparisons of total ionization rates are limited to photons of energies lower or much lower than the binding energy of the atom.

  8. Lapse rate modeling

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    De Giovanni, Domenico

    2010-01-01

    prepayment models for mortgage backed securities, this paper builds a Rational Expectation (RE) model describing the policyholders' behavior in lapsing the contract. A market model with stochastic interest rates is considered, and the pricing is carried out through numerical approximation......The surrender option embedded in many life insurance products is a clause that allows policyholders to terminate the contract early. Pricing techniques based on the American Contingent Claim (ACC) theory are often used, though the actual policyholders' behavior is far from optimal. Inspired by many......' behavior....

  9. Quantum Transition-State Theory

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    Hele, Timothy J H

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation unifies one of the central methods of classical rate calculation, `Transition-State Theory' (TST), with quantum mechanics, thereby deriving a rigorous `Quantum Transition-State Theory' (QTST). The resulting QTST is identical to ring polymer molecular dynamics transition-state theory (RPMD-TST), which was previously considered a heuristic method, and whose results we thereby validate. The key step in deriving a QTST is alignment of the flux and side dividing surfaces in path-integral space to obtain a quantum flux-side time-correlation function with a non-zero $t\\to 0_+$ limit. We then prove that this produces the exact quantum rate in the absence of recrossing by the exact quantum dynamics, fulfilling the requirements of a QTST. Furthermore, strong evidence is presented that this is the only QTST with positive-definite Boltzmann statistics and therefore the pre-eminent method for computation of thermal quantum rates in direct reactions.

  10. Graph theory

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    Diestel, Reinhard

    2000-01-01

    This book is a concise, yet carefully written, introduction to modern graph theory, covering all its major recent developments. It can be used both as a reliable textbook for an introductory course and as a graduate text: on each topic it covers all the basic material in full detail, and adds one or two deeper results (again with detailed proofs) to illustrate the more advanced methods of that field. This second edition extends the first in two ways. It offers a thoroughly revised and updated chapter on graph minors, which now includes full new proofs of two of the central Robertson-Seymour theorems (as well as a detailed sketch of the entire proof of their celebrated Graph Minor Theorem). Second, there is now a section of hints for all the exercises, to enhance their value for both individual study and classroom use.

  11. The effect of steric hindrance on the relative rates of anchimerically assisted alcohol eliminations from MH+ ions of 2-substituted 1,4-dialkoxybutanes upon CI and CID: Experiment and theory

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    Ari, Julius Ben; Navon, Ilana; Mandelbaum, Asher

    2006-03-01

    1,4-Dialkoxybutanes afford very abundant [MH-ROH]+ ions upon isobutane chemical ionization (CI) and collision induced dissociation (CID), in contrast to other primary mono-ethers or 1,[omega]-diethers of long chain diols. This behavior suggests involvement of anchimeric assistance in the mechanism of alcohol elimination from the MH+ ions of 1,4-dialkoxybutanes. This concerted mechanistic pathway finds support in the CI and CID behavior of the [MH-ROH]+ ions, obtained from isomeric mixed 1,4-dialkoxybutanes (1-ethoxy-4-methoxy- and 1-methoxy-4-ethoxy) substituted at position 2 with alkyl groups or with deuterium atoms. Density functional (DFT) calculations at B3LYP/6-31G** level of theory also support the anchimerically assisted elimination mechanism. The isomeric mixed 1,4-dialkoxybutanes, substituted at position 2 with alkyl groups of variable bulkiness, exhibit preferential elimination of alcohol from position C-4 rather than from C-1, and this tendency increases with the size of the substituents. This steric effect is explained by a more hindered transition state involved in the anchimerically assisted elimination of alcohol from C-1 due to interaction of the substituent(s) at position 2 with the protonated alkoxy group at position 1. Calculations show the energies of transition states resulting in 4-elimination products are lower than those leading to the elimination of alcohol from position 1, and the difference significantly increases with the increase of the bulkiness of the 2-substituents.

  12. General Theories of Regulation

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    Hertog, J.A. den

    1999-01-01

    This chapter makes a distinction between three types of theories of regulation: public interest theories, the Chicago theory of regulation and the public choice theories. The Chicago theory is mainly directed at the explanation of economic regulation; public interest theories and public choice theor

  13. 统计速率理论研究乙醇-水溶液中硫酸钾晶体的溶解动力学%The Study of Dissolution Kinetics of K2SO4 Crystal in Aqueous Ethanol Solutions with a Statistical Rate Theory

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    刘畅; 冯新; 吉晓燕; 陈栋梁; 魏涛; 陆小华

    2004-01-01

    Dissolution kinetics of K2SO4 crystal in aqueous ethanol solutions was studied on-line with ion selective electrode. The concentration of K2SO4 was calculated from the determined electromotive force in which the activity coefficient of components in the liquid phase was calculated with the Pitzer equation. Dissolution kinetic parameters in the modified statistical rate theory were regressed. The correlation results show that dissolution rate of K2SO4 is slower in aqueous ethanol solutions than that in aqueous solutions. The two most important reasons are as follows:(1) The solubility of K2SO4 in aqueous ethanol solutions is lower than that in aqueous solutions, which causes a decrease of the driving force of mass transfer. (2) The process of surface reaction of K2SO4 became slower due to the addition of ethanol, so that the whole process is mainly dominated by the surface reaction instead of mass transfer.

  14. Frequency Population Growth Rate

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    Nouralah Salehi Asfiji

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The Solow growth model assumes that labor force grows exponentially. That is not a realistic assumption. In generalized logistic equations that describes more accurately population growth. Economic growth is not a smooth process. Real GDP has fluctuations in the growth rate. We call these fluctuations business cycles. Business cycle theory came about from the failures of classical economics in being able to illuminate on the causes of the Great Depression. The logistic growth model to explain changes in population growth rates are not. In this paper a new analysis of the population growth rate in the frequency space is described with mathematical logic and economic reasoning, so that, firstly, to a higher level of capital per capita, or at least equal to the Solow growth model reaches Second, the limits of saturation (Carrying-Capacity is not, and ultimately, population growth rates have an impact on long-term per capita amounts. The initial classic assumption is changed in this article based on the available frequencies in the population growth equation.

  15. Modeling helicity dissipation-rate equation

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    Yokoi, Nobumitsu

    2016-01-01

    Transport equation of the dissipation rate of turbulent helicity is derived with the aid of a statistical analytical closure theory of inhomogeneous turbulence. It is shown that an assumption on the helicity scaling with an algebraic relationship between the helicity and its dissipation rate leads to the transport equation of the turbulent helicity dissipation rate without resorting to a heuristic modeling.

  16. Knowledge Workers' Perceptions of Performance Ratings

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    Smith, Alan D.; Rupp, William T.

    2004-01-01

    One major purpose of performance appraisals is to determine individual merit, especially where pay for performance systems are employed. Based upon expectancy theory, high performance ratings should entail high merit increases while low performance ratings result in low merit increases. However, it appears that decoupling performance ratings and…

  17. THEORIES OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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    Sorin Nicolae BORLEA

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study attempts to provide a theoretical framework for the corporate governance debate. The review of various corporate governance theories enhances the major objective of corporate governance which is maximizing the value for shareholders by ensuring good social and environment performances. The theories of corporate governance are rooted in agency theory with the theory of moral hazard’s implications, further developing within stewardship theory and stakeholder theory and evolving at resource dependence theory, transaction cost theory and political theory. Later, to these theories was added ethics theory, information asymmetry theory or the theory of efficient markets. These theories are defined based on the causes and effects of variables such as: the configuration of the board of directors, audit committee, independence of managers, the role of top management and their social relations beyond the legal regulatory framework. Effective corporate governance requires applying a combination

  18. Chinese implicit leadership theory.

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    Ling, W; Chia, R C; Fang, L

    2000-12-01

    In a 1st attempt to identify an implicit theory of leadership among Chinese people, the authors developed the Chinese Implicit Leadership Scale (CILS) in Study 1. In Study 2, they administered the CILS to 622 Chinese participants from 5 occupation groups, to explore differences in perceptions of leadership. Factor analysis yielded 4 factors of leadership: Personal Morality, Goal Efficiency, Interpersonal Competence, and Versatility. Social groups differing in age, gender, education level, and occupation rated these factors. Results showed no significant gender differences, and the underlying cause for social group differences was education level. All groups gave the highest ratings to Interpersonal Competence, reflecting the enormous importance of this factor, which is consistent with Chinese collectivist values.

  19. Gauge theory and little gauge theory

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    Koizumi, Kozo

    2016-01-01

    The gauge theory is the most important type of the field theory, in which the interactions of the elementary particles are described by the exchange of the gauge bosons.In this article, the gauge theory is reexamined as geometry of the vector space, and a new concept of "little gauge theory" is introduced. A key peculiarity of the little gauge theory is that the theory is able to give a restriction for form of the connection field. Based on the little gauge theory, Cartan geometry, a charged boson and the Dirac fermion field theory are investigated. In particular, the Dirac fermion field theory leads to an extension of Sogami's covariant derivative. And it is interpreted that Higgs bosons are included in new fields introduced in this article.

  20. Spontaneous emission and absorber theory

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    Pegg, David T.

    1997-01-01

    One of the long term interests of George Series was the construction of a theory of spontaneous emission which does not involve field quantisation. His approach was written in terms of atomic operators only and he drew a parallel with the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory of radiation. By making a particular extra postulate, he was able to obtain the correct spontaneous emission rate and the Lamb shift reasonably simply and directly. An examination of his approach indicates that this postulate is physically reasonable and the need for it arises because quantisation in his theory occurs after the response of the absorber has been accounted for by means of the radiative reaction field. We review briefly an alternative absorber theory approach to spontaneous emission based on the direct action between the emitting atom and a quantised absorber, and outline some applications to more recent effects of interest in quantum optics.