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  • Essays on Mathematical Robotics by Anuradha M. Annaswamy, Mandayam A. Srinivasan (auth.), John

    By Anuradha M. Annaswamy, Mandayam A. Srinivasan (auth.), John Baillieul, Shankar S. Sastry, Hector J. Sussmann (eds.)

    The chapters during this e-book current an outstanding exposition of modern advancements in either robotics and nonlinear keep an eye on centering round "hyper-redundancy", hugely oscillatory inputs, optimum regulate, external differential platforms, and using standard loops. The relevant themes coated within the e-book are: adaptive keep an eye on for a category of nonlinear platforms, event-based movement making plans, nonlinear keep watch over synthesis and direction making plans in robotics with unique emphasis on nonholonomic and "hyper-redundant" robot platforms, regulate layout and stabilization of driftless affine keep watch over platforms (of the sort coming up within the kinematic regulate of nonholonomic robot systems), keep an eye on layout equipment for Hamiltonian structures and external differential platforms. The bankruptcy protecting external differential platforms includes a exact creation to using external differential tools, together with the Goursat and prolonged Goursat common types and their software to course making plans for nonholonomic platforms.

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  • you Ruined It for Everyone!: 101 People Who Screwed Things by Matthew Vincent

    By Matthew Vincent

    Energy resources are hugely depleted. the govt is wasteful and incompetent. The economic system is imploding, the surroundings is poisonous, and overseas terrorism threatens our day by day lives. And gum sucks. It simply sucks. who's liable? Who made our international so harmful, so unlivable, so stupid?

    Matthew Vincent is unafraid to call names. Who’s accountable for the three-ounce rule on airplanes? Who got here up with the intense notion of branding each activities stadium? Who made curling an Olympic occasion? Which pope made celibacy crucial? Who invented sunlight saving time? (Who doesn’t hate sunlight saving time?)

    Here’s a ebook that’ll let you know who invented each pointless, demanding device that plagues sleek lifestyles and haunts your desires. It’s a booklet to maintain on your rest room for perusal prior to you find yourself having to drink from your bathroom bowl simply because there’s no potable water left on your hemisphere. Here’s a publication that’ll inform you who ruined it for everyone.

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  • Transformation: Understanding the Three Levels of Masculine by Robert A. Johnson

    By Robert A. Johnson

    Offering an unique and very important version for mental improvement, the bright and pioneering writer of He, She, and We bargains a brand new knowing of the levels of non-public progress by which adulthood and wholeness could be completed.
    Using integral figures from classical literature--Don Quixote, Hamlet, and Faust--Robert Johnson indicates us 3 basically outlined levels of awareness improvement. He demonstrates how the genuine paintings of adulthood is to develop via those degrees to the self-realized nation final touch and concord.
    In Johnson's view, all of us succeed in the levels depicted by way of Don Quixote, Hamlet, and Faust at a number of occasions of our lives. the 3 symbolize degrees of awareness inside of us, every one vying for dominance. Don Quixote portrays the blameless baby, whereas Hamlet stands for our self-conscious have to act and believe up to the mark although we don't have any actual connection to our internal selves. Faust embodies the grasp of the genuine self, who has won understanding by way of operating in the course of the phases.

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  • The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays by Lionel Trilling

    By Lionel Trilling

    ]b]A landmark reissue of an excellent teacher's best work[/b]

    Lionel Trilling used to be, in the course of his lifetime, regularly stated to be one of many most interesting essayists within the English language, the inheritor of Hazlitt and the peer of Orwell. given that his dying in 1974, his paintings has been mentioned and hotly debated, but this present day, whilst writers and critics declare to be "for" or "against" his interpretations, they could rarely be good conversant in them, for his paintings has been mostly out of print for years.

    With this re-publication of Trilling's most interesting essays, Leon Wieseltier bargains readers of many new generations a wealthy evaluate of Trilling's fulfillment. The essays accumulated right here contain justly celebrated masterpieces--on Mansfield Park and on "Why We learn Jane Austen"; on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Isaac Babel; on Keats, Wordsworth, Eliot, Frost; on "Art and Neurosis"; and the well-known Preface to Trilling's publication The Liberal Imagination.

    This exhilarating paintings has a lot to educate readers who can have been inspired to undertake easier platforms of which means, or have been taught to interchange the beliefs of cause and individuality for these of enthusiasm and the fake romance of workforce identification. Trilling's notable essays express a critic who was once philosophically inspired and textually dependable, alive to background yet no longer in thrall to it, exercised by means of paintings yet now not worshipful of it, consecrated to rules yet suspicious of conception.

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  • Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque by René Girard

    By René Girard

    Don Quichotte ne désire pas spontanément ; il imite Amadis de Gaule, le médiateur de ses désirs. Dans le monde moderne, le médiateur n'est plus légendaire mais réel ; le disciple désire le même objet que son modèle, il se voit donc perpétuellement contrecarré par celui-ci et, loin de le vénérer comme Don Quichotte vénérait Amadis, il dénonce en lui un rival injuste ou même un persécuteur diabolique. L'homme moderne prise l'autonomie mais c'est toujours auprès d'un médiateur qu'il cherche à se los angeles procurer, par une contradiction dont il n'a presque jamais conscience.
    La littérature romantique répudie toute imitation et fait un dogme de l'originalité ; le médiateur reste dissimulé. los angeles présence de ce médiateur, par contre, est inlassablement dénoncée dans les chefs-d'oeuvre romanesques. C'est de los angeles médiation que relèvent ce que Stendhal appelle vanité et ce que Jules de Gaultier, chez Flaubert, appelle bovarysme. C'est los angeles médiation qui régit le mécanisme de l. a. haine chez Dostoïevski, de l. a. jalousie et du snobisme chez Proust, c'est elle, enfin, qui permet d'interpréter le masochisme et le sadisme. Les conséquences de l. a. médiation s'aggravent à mesure que le médiateur se rapproche du sujet désirant et ce rapprochement engendre une dialectique qui éclaire aussi bien les analogies et les différences entre les grandes oeuvres romanesques que l'évolution historique vers les formes totalitaires de l. a. sensibilité individuelle et collective.
    La réflexion de l'auteur s'élargit donc en une méditation sur les problèmes de notre temps. C'est dans l'univers de l. a. médiation que triomphent l'angoisse, l. a. concurrence frénétique et les valeurs de status. Percevoir l'universelle médiation, c'est dépasser les psychanalyses et l'idée marxiste d'aliénation vers los angeles imaginative and prescient dostoïevskienne qui situe l. a. véritable liberté dans l'alternative entre médiateur divin et médiateur humain. C'est lire l'échec de l. a. révolte prométhéenne non seulement dans les oeuvres littéraires mais dans un monde qui se laisse définir non pas par le " matérialisme " ou par " l'éloignement des dieux " mais par un sacré corrompu et " souterrain " qui empoisonne les assets de los angeles vie.
    Telle est l. a. vérité à laquelle le romancier lui-même ne parvient qu'à travers l'enfer de l. a. médiation. Il lui faut unir l'introspection et l'observation pour créer un Don Quichotte, un Raskolnikov ou un Charlus ; il lui faut donc reconnaître un prochain et un semblable dans le médiateur fascinant ; c'est dire qu'il lui faut mourir à l'orgueil romantique. L'écrivain meurt dans son oeuvre pour renaître romancier de même que le héros voit se dissiper ses illusions au second de l. a. mort. Marcel Proust, dans Le Temps retrouvé, dégage une signification éthique et esthétique commune à toutes les grandes conclusions romanesques.

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  • Computability and Complexity: Essays Dedicated to Rodney G. by Adam Day, Michael Fellows, Noam Greenberg, Bakhadyr

    By Adam Day, Michael Fellows, Noam Greenberg, Bakhadyr Khoussainov, Alexander Melnikov, Frances Rosamond

    This Festschrift is released in honor of Rodney G. Downey, eminent truth seeker and machine scientist, surfer and Scottish kingdom dancer, at the social gathering of his sixtieth birthday.
    The Festschrift includes papers and laudations that exhibit the vast and critical clinical, management and mentoring contributions made by way of Rod in the course of his exotic profession. the amount comprises forty two papers offering unique unpublished examine, or expository and survey ends up in Turing levels, computably enumerable units, computable algebra, computable version thought, algorithmic randomness, opposite arithmetic, and parameterized complexity, all components within which Rod Downey has had major pursuits and impression. the amount includes a number of surveys that make a number of the parts obtainable to non-specialists whereas additionally together with a few proofs that illustrate the flavour of the fields.

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  • Essays on Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets by Micha Hirschinger

    By Micha Hirschinger

    Micha Hirschinger emphasizes the significance of foresight on logistics and associations specifically for powerful selection making as specified study during this context is restricted. He applies a scientific and transferable multi-method process according to Delphi experiences and fuzzy c-means cluster research to enhance profound eventualities for the longer term. He makes use of the relevance of information-processing standards to enquire even if centralization of buying organisations raises useful potency. the writer eventually exhibits how a sharing-economy enterprise version move may perhaps aid to beat the restricted entry to issue markets, specifically vehicles, on the base of the pyramid.

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  • God, Reason and Religions: New Essays in the Philosophy of by Eugene Thomas Long (auth.), Eugene Thomas Long (eds.)

    By Eugene Thomas Long (auth.), Eugene Thomas Long (eds.)

    The first factor of the overseas magazine for the Philosophy of faith seemed within the Spring, 1970. This choice of essays is gifted in cele­ bration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the magazine. participants to the amount are to rely between ultra-modern prime philosophers of faith. They signify diverse methods to the philosophical attention of faith and their released paintings helps form discussions of the philos­ ophy of faith as we process the start of the twenty-first century. thought of by way of a few to be terminal at mid-century, the philosophy of reli­ gion has passed through a renaissance in the course of the moment half the century. And the magazine will be acknowledged to supply many of the reason behind this boost­ ment. a distinct debt of gratitude is owed to Edgar Henderson, Robert Leet Patterson and Henry Sprinkle, founders of the magazine. with out their imaginative and prescient and resolution it should no longer have come into existence.

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  • Belling the Cat: Essays, Reports and Opinions by Mordecai Richler

    By Mordecai Richler

    Mordecai Richler used to be, in particular in Canada, an more and more infrequent breed: a qualified author. with the exception of the few short stints as a writer-in-residence chronicled as a part of this assortment, Richler refrained from what Paul Theroux calls the "straight jacket of the school professor's tie and activities coat." He didn't educate. He hardly edited. He fairly did reside via his pen, and he did so from the gentle age of 23.

    Like his 4 prior volumes of non-fiction, Belling the Cat collects studies, essays, and articles, so much of them written for GQ or the recent York instances booklet overview. In those scattered essays divided into "Books and Things," "Going Places," "Sports," and "Politics," we see the sufferer Richler polishing the observations, learn, and pursuits that might pepper his hilarious, biting novels. "Writing for the Mags," for instance, contains autobiographical and anecdotal confessions in regards to the writing existence in London that resurface in Joshua Then and Now, whereas the biographical comic strip of Sam Seagram ("Mr. Sam") resembles a hand-drawn map to Richler's Solomon Gursky used to be right here. A miscellany of this kind does, besides the fact that, invite a skim-and-delve type of interpreting. a few may possibly locate the time period "sports writing" oxymoronic, and, unfortunately, political essays, even Richler's, by no means outlive the weekly magazines within which they seem. What we're left with is an efficient assortment that begs the good person who can be made by way of deciding on the irreplaceable and the lasting from the 5 books of essays that Richler accomplished prior to his loss of life. --Darryl Whetter

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