Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning. Ever since Thales said that all is water, philosophers have been ready with glib assertions about the sum-total of things; and equally glib denials have come from other philosophers ever since Thales was contradicted by Anaximander. I believe that the time has now arrived when this unsatisfactory state of things can be brought to an end.
This is a first book to show that the theory of the Gaussian random matrix is essential to understand the universal correlations with random fluctuations and to demonstrate that it is useful to evaluate topological universal quantities. We consider Gaussian random matrix models in the presence of a deterministic matrix source. In such models the correlation functions are known exactly for an arbitrary source and for any size of the matrices. The freedom given by the external source allows for various tunings to different classes of universality. The main interest is to use this freedom to compute various topological invariants for surfaces such as the intersection numbers for curves drawn on a surface of given genus with marked points, Euler characteristics, and the Gromov-Witten invariants. A remarkable duality for the average of characteristic polynomials is essential for obtaining such topological invariants. The analysis is extended to nonorientable surfaces and to surfaces with boundaries.
The choice of structural design and material is essential in preventing the external walls of a vessel from buckling under pressure. In this revised second edition of Pressure vessels, Carl Ross reviews the problem and uses both theoretical and practical examples to show how it can be solved for different structures. The second edition opens with an overview of the types of vessels under external pressure and materials used for construction. Axisymmetric deformation and different types of instability are discussed in the following chapters, with chapters 5 and 6 covering vibration of pressure vessel shells, both in water and out. Chapters 7 and 8 focus on novel pressure hulls, covering design, vibration and collapse, while chapters 9 and 10 concentrate on the design and non-linear analysis of submarine pressure hulls under external hydrostatic pressure. In chapter 11, the design, structure and materials of deep-diving underwater pressure vessels are discussed, focusing on their application in missile defence systems. Finally, chapter 12 analyses the vibration of a thin-walled shell under external water pressure, using ANSYS technology. Drawing on the authors extensive experience in engineering and design both in an industrial and academic capacity, the second edition of Pressure vessels is an essential reference for stress analysts, designers, consultants and manufacturers of pressure vessels, as well as all those with an academic research interest in the area. Presents an overview of the types of vessels under external pressure and materials used for construction Assesses axisymmetric deformation and different types of instability covering vibration of pressure vessel shells Explores novel pressure hulls, covering design, vibration and collapse concentrating on the design and non-linear analysis of submarine pressure hulls
This study sees mediation as a way of understanding the relationship between internal and external conversation, which underpins how individuals are connected to society. The relationship between these aspects of conversation is crucial in allowing selves to achieve subjectively-defined balance between inner and outer worlds. ATHANASIA CHALARI is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester, UK. Previously, she was a supervisor at the University of Cambridge, UK and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, USA. Her research focuses upon current and classic Social Theory.
The authors examine how far internal policies in the European Union move towards the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by 80-95 per cent by 2050, and how or whether the EUs 2050 objective to decarbonise could affect the EUs relations with a number of external energy partners. Max Åhman, Lund University, Sweden Elin Lerum Boasson, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Norway Tom Casie, University of Kent, Brussels, Belgium Torbjørg Jevnaker, Nansen Institute, Norway Olga Khrushcheva, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany Leiv Lunde, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Tomas Maltby, Kings College London, UK Lars J. Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden Radostina Primova, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Sascha Samadi, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany Thomas Sattich, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Jon Birger Skjærseth, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway Tom van Lier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
A Responsible Europe? seeks to understand the EUs global role from a distinct normative perspective. It identifies moral principles that could serve as guidelines for a responsible role of the EU in global affairs, and applies these principles to selected policy areas and regional co-operation frameworks. PAMI AALTO Research Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland JOAKIM EKMAN Department of Social Sciences, University of Örebro, Sweden ELENA JURADO Administrator, Council of Europes Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in Strasbourg, France RIEKO KARATANI Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, Kyushu University, Japan HANNA OJANEN Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland TERRY OSHAUGHNESSY Fellow in Economics, St Annes College, University of Oxford, UK KRISTI RAIK Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland ANDRÁS SZIGETI Rectors Research Fellow, Central European University, Hungary
The book analyzes Soviet society as a hard reality, emphasizes the varying perceptions of it in the Soviet Union and the US, and insists that, while glorifications of the Soviet reality have been useful, the most accurate descriptions of this reality were critical.
This contributed volume explores the political economy and socioeconomic aspects of the Greek Financial Crisis both within the countrys borders and as part of the global economy. With chapters authored by international experts, this book examines and explicitly deals with specific and important issues that have been ignored by the dominant socioeconomic theory and practice, which have largely focused on the causes and broad economic consequences of the crisis. Discussions include the efficacy of new EU institutions created to address the crisis, the rise of unregistered economic activity, and comparisons with financial crises in countries beyond Europe. This diverse collection argues that the Greek Financial Crisis was not just an economic crisis, but a political and social crisis as well, one with repercussions beyond Europe. John Marangos is Professor of Comparative Economic Systems in the Department of Balkan, Slavic, and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Focal points of Johns research include international development, transition economics, and innovative methodologies for teaching economics. He is the author of numerous journal articles and books, including Europe in Crisis , co-edited with Nikolas Karagiannis and Aristidis Bitzenis, and a three volume set on comparative economic systems, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Turkey and the European Union makes a scholarly contribution to the debate over Turkeys participation in the European integration process and the EUs future enlargement. It explores the recent history of EU-Turkish relations and looks at the prospects and challenges that Turkeys membership presents to both the EU and Turkey. TOZUN BAHCHELI Professor of Political Science, Kings University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada ELIF ERSIN Involved in Research Projects on EU-Turkish relations MICHAEL M. GUNTER Professor of Political Science, Tennessee Technological University, USA OZLEM KAYHAN PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame, USA DAN LINDLEY Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA ALEXANDER KAZAMIAS Senior Lecturer in Politics, Coventry University, UK MUSTAFA KIBAROGLU Associate Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University, Istanbul SPYRIDON KOTSOVILIS PhD Candidate in Political Science, McGill University, Canada NEOPHYTOS G. LOIZIDES Lecturer, Department of Politics and the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton University, USA OMER TASPINAR Director of the Turkey Program, Brookings Institutions Center on the United States and Europe, and Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA NATHALIE TOCCI Marie Curie Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy MEHMET UGUR Jean Monnet Reader in European Political Economy, University of Greenwich Business School, UK WENDY WEBER Visiting Instructor, Macalester College, Minnesota, USA