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Monotone Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems

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Monotone Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems

Monotone Nonautonomous Dynamical Systems by David N. Cheban
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 475 Pages | ISBN : 3031600568 | 58.6 MB

The monograph present ideas and methods, developed by the author, to solve the problem of existence of Bohr/Levitan almost periodic (respectively, almost recurrent in the sense of Bebutov, almost authomorphic, Poisson stable) solutions and global attractors of monotone nonautonomous differential/difference equations. Namely, the text provides answers to the following problems:

Mathematical Modeling for Women’s Health: Collaborative Workshop for Women in Mathematical Biology

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Mathematical Modeling for Women’s Health: Collaborative Workshop for Women in Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Modeling for Women’s Health: Collaborative Workshop for Women in Mathematical Biology by Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Rebecca A. Segal, Suzanne S. Sindi
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 241 Pages | ISBN : 3031585151 | 49.5 MB

The purpose of this work is to focus mathematical modeling on issues affecting women’s health. Working in six collaborative teams, researchers developed new mathematical models to address questions in a range of application areas. Topics include HIV, oral contraceptives, blood clotting, breast cancer, neonatal respiration, and outbreak forecasting. The work is the result of newly formed collaborative groups begun during the Collaborative Workshop for Women in Mathematical Biology hosted by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and UnitedHealth Group Optum in June 2022.

Innovations in Mechanical Engineering III

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Innovations in Mechanical Engineering III

Innovations in Mechanical Engineering III by Jose Machado, Filomena Soares, Justyna Trojanowska, Erika Ottaviano, Petr Valášek, Mallikarjuna Reddy D., Eduardo André Perondi, Yevheniia Basova
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 433 Pages | ISBN : 3031626834 | 136.3 MB

This book reports on innovations and engineering achievements of industrial relevance, with a special emphasis on mechanical engineering developments applied to modeling, simulation, and design of mechanical systems, and synthesis of new materials for advanced manufacturing applications. It gathers peer-reviewed papers presented at the 3rd International Conference “Innovation in Engineering”, ICIE 2024, held on June 26-28, 2024, in Povoação, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. All in all, this first volume of a three-volume set, provides engineering researchers and professionals with a timely snapshot of technologies and strategies that should help shaping different industrial sectors to improve production efficiency, industrial sustainability, and human well-being.

Future Fear: Fear of the Future from Prehistory to Climate Change

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Future Fear: Fear of the Future from Prehistory to Climate Change

Future Fear: Fear of the Future from Prehistory to Climate Change by John Potts
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 233 Pages | ISBN : 3031594118 | 25.8 MB

This book places the contemporary fear of climate change in historical perspective, showing that throughout human history the dominant perspective on the future has been one of fear. Across a broad historical sweep, the book describes the varied means employed to predict and control the future: magic, religion, science, and technology. Future Fear traces fear of the future from prehistory to the present, culminating in the contemporary fear of imminent climate change catastrophe. Consideration is also given to hope in a more positive future, revealing that visions of the future have often been a mingling of fear and hope.

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

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Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Modern Sub-Saharan Africa by János Besenyő, Moses B. Khanyile, David Vogel
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 3031566726 | 12.9 MB

Acts of terrorism and forms of counter-terrorism have been evolving for quite a long time. Although we have been living with these phenomena for centuries, they have only recently become part of the daily lives of many in the West since the dawn of the millennium. In some countries, they have become so prevalent that they shape the daily lives and habits of citizens. For these reasons, it is of utmost importance for all of us to understand the root causes, the drives and the motives behind terrorist activities, preferably even before they can materialize. In this challenge, counter-terrorism activities play a crucial role. In this book, contributors from various disciplines discuss terrorism and counter-terrorism on the African continent through case studies from Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, or Mozambique and the Sahel region. In addition to analysis, they offer possible steps for improving the situation.

Spatial Encounters and Togetherness in the Metropolis: The Metrobuses of Istanbul

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Spatial Encounters and Togetherness in the Metropolis: The Metrobuses of Istanbul

Spatial Encounters and Togetherness in the Metropolis: The Metrobuses of Istanbul by Özlem Cihan
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 300 Pages | ISBN : 3031600894 | 6.8 MB

This book analyzes Istanbul's bus rapid transit, the metrobus, as an encountering space to unfold the perception and practice of togetherness. Based on field research with regular metrobus passengers, the book presents a layered analysis between everyday life, everyday mobility, and togetherness to emphasize the metropolitan impact on the socio-spatial experience and subjectification. By articulating Lefebvrian social space in a metropolitan context, the book discusses that Istanbul's spatially and temporally framed everydayness leads inhabitants to the need for bus rapid transit. On the other hand, the need for the metrobus produces transit modes of experience in regulars' socio-spatial relation and subjectification. As a result, encountering and being with the unfamiliar and diverse others undertake the framed typologies of the first two layers and produce a dissolving essence in the idea and practice of togetherness in Istanbul.

Heavy Duty Rotating Equipment: From Concept to Operation - A Practice-oriented Engineering Guide

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Heavy Duty Rotating Equipment: From Concept to Operation - A Practice-oriented Engineering Guide

Heavy Duty Rotating Equipment: From Concept to Operation - A Practice-oriented Engineering Guide by Axel Sperber
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 370 Pages | ISBN : 3658447168 | 40.5 MB

The selection and procurement of compressors and steam turbines for use in the chemical and process industry is highly interdisciplinary. The success of a project is determined by a number of areas of knowledge: from mechanical, electrical, materials and control engineering knowledge to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and strength theory through to project management and quality control. In this guide, the individual steps are presented along the chronological chain, together with the basic decisions and pitfalls that need to be taken into account. The work is limited to custom-built machines that are specially optimized for a specific process and to gases and vapours as conveying media. It is presented from the operator's point of view with a focus on high system availability, safety and favorable conditions for maintenance and servicing.

The Audit Failures of the Wirecard Scandal: Examining the Role of the Auditor in Regulatory Oversight

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The Audit Failures of the Wirecard Scandal: Examining the Role of the Auditor in Regulatory Oversight

The Audit Failures of the Wirecard Scandal: Examining the Role of the Auditor in Regulatory Oversight by Edgar Löw , Reinhard Heyd
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 185 Pages | ISBN : 3031598539 | 8.8 MB

Wirecard was the largest economic scandal in the history of Germany. Following the collapse of Wirecard, numerous lawsuits, both criminal and civil by equity and debt investors, were filed not only against Wirecard but also against the auditor Ernst & Young. This book demonstrates that a proper audit in accordance with the auditing standards would have uncovered the fraud much earlier, and details what went wrong. The book first deals with the fundamentals of auditing and examines the Wirecard business models from a legal and economic perspective. Then, the book deals with the fiduciary structure, which there has been often debated. When the fraud was uncovered, it became clear that 1.9 billion Euros that were supposed to be in escrow accounts were not. The book discusses the balance sheet mapping in detail, including the related audit requirements and examines in which balance sheet item the amounts (allegedly) in escrow accounts should have been reported, before examining and weighing the corresponding income statement items. In each chapter, not only are the accounting requirements presented, but the requirements for audit measures based on the respective Standards on Auditing are highlighted and explained in detail. The book places the requirements for reporting in the context of the Wirecard case, and will be of interest to accountants, auditors, market regulators, and credit risk analysts alongside students of accounting/auditing.

The Self-Deception Trap: Exploring the Economic Dimensions of Charity Dependency within Africa-Europe Relations

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The Self-Deception Trap: Exploring the Economic Dimensions of Charity Dependency within Africa-Europe Relations

The Self-Deception Trap: Exploring the Economic Dimensions of Charity Dependency within Africa-Europe Relations by Carlos Lopes
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 260 Pages | ISBN : 3031575903 | 12 MB

This book examines the economic relationship between Africa and Europe. It highlights the stigmatized narratives about Africa and analyses how they influence a range of key actors and processes. This is illustrated by the actions of European actors who reinforce negative narratives through replacing real economic transformation and development with charity, while African leaders compete to maximize aid donations and help further these narratives.

Advances in Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate

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Advances in Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate

Advances in Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate by Jennifer Collins, James Done, Yi-Jie Zhu, Paul Wilson
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 301 Pages | ISBN : 3031631854 | 51.3 MB

Tropical cyclones (including hurricanes) are becoming more destructive. Rising seas are resulting in greater storm surge inundation. More moisture-laden, warmer air is leading to heavier rains. There is also mounting evidence for more powerful winds and a greater incidence of the strongest storms. Do we fully understand these changes, and what will these changes mean for society? Arising from the 2024 Symposium on Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate, this book contains new research on hurricane behavior, our vulnerability, and how we communicate the risk. This book is essential reading to understand the future of tropical cyclone risk and what it means for society.

Sustainability: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

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Sustainability: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law

Sustainability: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law by Felix Ekardt
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 341 Pages | ISBN : 3031627105 | 8.4 MB

This book proposes a holistic transdisciplinary approach to sustainability and post-fossil societies as a subject of social sciences - at a time when post-fossilisation is becoming a core political concern due to the aggressive foreign policy of autocracies, also for reasons beyond sustainability. Furthermore, the book shows new ways, as perspectives of philosophy, political science, law, economics, sociology, cultural studies and others are here no longer regarded separately. Instead, integrated perspectives on the key issues are carved out: Perspectives on conditions of transformation to sustainability, on key instruments and the normative questions. This allows for a concise answer to urgent and controversial questions such as the following: Is the EU an environmental pioneer? Is it possible to achieve sustainability by purely technical means? If not: will that mean to end of the growth society? How to deal with the follow-up problems? How will societal change be successful? Are political power and capitalism the main barriers to sustainability? What is the role of emotions and conceptions of normality in the transformation process? To which degree are rebound and shifting effects the reason why sustainability politics fail? How much climate protection can be claimed ethically and legally e.g. on grounds of human rights? And what is freedom? Despite all rhetoric, the weak transition in energy, climate, agriculture and conservation serves as key example in this book. It is shown how the Paris Agreement is weak with regard to details and at the same time overrules the growth society by means of a radical 1,5 degrees temperature limit. It is shown how emissions trading must – and can – be reformed radically. It is shown why CSR, education, cooperation and happiness research are overrated. And we will see what an integrated politics on climate, biodiversity, nitrogen and soil might look like.

Urban Change in the Iberian Peninsula: A 2000–2030 Perspective

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Urban Change in the Iberian Peninsula: A 2000–2030 Perspective

Urban Change in the Iberian Peninsula: A 2000–2030 Perspective by Rubén C. Lois-González, Jose A. Rio Fernandes
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 416 Pages | ISBN : 3031596781 | 85.8 MB

The book addresses the situation of the urban world in Spain and Portugal in the first quarter of the 21st century. Cities and metropolitan areas have become the key to understanding the organization of the territory and the economic system in the Iberian Peninsula. Iberian cities drive financial-based business, and they constitute the main centers of commerce and tourism, since urban and economic organization are presented as two directly related variables. This reality is defined by the primacy of three main cities (Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon), followed by six metropolitan areas with around one or two million inhabitants (Porto, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga). As in the large capitals, problems of income inequality and access to housing, mobility, and government also affect the remaining regional urban systems.

Introduction to Multivariate Calibration: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

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Introduction to Multivariate Calibration: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Introduction to Multivariate Calibration: A Practical Approach, Second Edition by Alejandro C. Olivieri
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 309 Pages | ISBN : 3031641434 | 72.5 MB

This book contains several new sections that provide even more in-depth knowledge on the topics. New content on the classical least-squares model, which shows its advantages and limitations in greater detail, was added. Additionally, the book contains a new section on the inverse least-squares model, which explains how it differs from the classical model and its applications in chemometrics. Furthermore, a new chapter on principal component analysis, which covers the concept in greater detail and its applications in chemometrics, is added. This book also includes several real-world examples to help you better understand the topic. Overall, this book provides the reader with even more comprehensive knowledge on chemometrics and multivariate calibration, making it an essential resource for students and professionals alike.

Carbon Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Industrial Applications

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Carbon Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Industrial Applications

Carbon Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Industrial Applications by Alexander Khovavko , Eugene Strativnov , Andrii Nebesnyi , Denis Filonenko , Olexiy Sviatenko , Angela Piatova , Maksym Barabash
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 163 Pages | ISBN : 3031641205 | 57.6 MB

This book provides a concise yet comprehensive look at carbon nanostructured materials, focusing on synthesis methodologies, applications, and fundamental principles. Based on extensive research conducted at the Gas Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, it offers a thorough examination of recent advancements in the field.

Automated Vehicles as a Game Changer for Sustainable Mobility: Learnings and Solutions

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Automated Vehicles as a Game Changer for Sustainable Mobility: Learnings and Solutions

Automated Vehicles as a Game Changer for Sustainable Mobility: Learnings and Solutions by Guy Fournier, Adrian Boos, Dimitri Konstantas, Danielle Attias
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 522 Pages | ISBN : 3031616804 | 111.5 MB

This book explores a vision for a sustainable future in urban mobility through the AVENUE project, showcasing full-scale demonstrations of automated minibuses in European cities. AVENUE pioneers on-demand, door-to-door services, challenging traditional fixed bus itineraries. It delves into the implementation of automated vehicles, emphasizing safety, services, cybersecurity, and accessibility. Part two evaluates the economic, environmental, and social impacts on companies, citizens, and cities. By integrating automated vehicles into Mobility-as-a-Service and Intelligent Transport Systems, the book argues for the using of automated vehicles as game changer towards a transformative shift to sustainable, citizen-centric mobility. It advocates for efficiency, flexibility, and resilience of the transport system without imposing coercive transformation policies.