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  1. Pertinence of the internship

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    Krause, Rolf

    1 Art.1 Curricular internship Art.2 Objectives Art.3 Timing and Duration Art.4 Choice of Employer Art.5 Pertinence of the internship Art.6 Internship Search GRADUATE INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES Faculties and in Economics a period of practical training or work experience, herein referred to as `internship', is one

  2. Determination of Atomic Data Pertinent to the Fusion Energy Program

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    Reader, J.

    2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize progress that has been made on the determination of atomic data pertinent to the fusion energy program. Work is reported on the identification of spectral lines of impurity ions, spectroscopic data assessment and compilations, expansion and upgrade of the NIST atomic databases, collision and spectroscopy experiments with highly charged ions on EBIT, and atomic structure calculations and modeling of plasma spectra.

  3. On the explanation of Peele`s Pertinent Puzzle

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    Gai, E.V. [Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk (Russian Federation)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Investigation of Peele`s Pertinent Puzzle (PPP) by analytical and numerical simulation shows that if covariations of experimental data are determined within frames of rigorous maximum likelihood method (MLM), then least-squares method (LSM) gives for PPP correct but unusually looking results. It is shown also that some restrictions and corrections outside rigorous MLM frame bring to incorrect results instead of improved ones.

  4. Property:Past Pertinent Test Experience | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag Jump to: navigation,ProjectStartDateProperty EditResultsUtilityPartOf JumpPertinent

  5. Peelle's pertinent puzzle using the Monte Carlo technique

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    Kawano, Toshihiko [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burr, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pan, Feng [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We try to understand the long-standing problem of the Peelle's Pertinent Puzzle (PPP) using the Monte Carlo technique. We allow the probability density functions to be any kind of form to assume the impact of distribution, and obtain the least-squares solution directly from numerical simulations. We found that the standard least squares method gives the correct answer if a weighting function is properly provided. Results from numerical simulations show that the correct answer of PPP is 1.1 {+-} 0.25 if the common error is multiplicative. The thought-provoking answer of 0.88 is also correct, if the common error is additive, and if the error is proportional to the measured values. The least squares method correctly gives us the most probable case, where the additive component has a negative value. Finally, the standard method fails for PPP due to a distorted (non Gaussian) joint distribution.

  6. Probabilistic interpretation of Peelle's pertinent puzzle and its resolution

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    Hanson, Kenneth M.; Kawano, T. (Toshihiko); Talou, P. (Patrick)

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Peelle's Pertinent Puzzle (PPP) states a seemingly plausible set of measurements with their covariance matrix, which produce an implausible answer. To answer the PPP question, we describe a reasonable experimental situation that is consistent with the PPP solution. The confusion surrounding the PPP arises in part because of its imprecise statement, which permits to a variety of interpretations and resulting answers, some of which seem implausible. We emphasize the importance of basing the analysis on an unambiguous probabilistic model that reflects the experimental situation. We present several different models of how the measurements quoted in the PPP problem could be obtained, and interpret their solution in terms of a detailed probabilistic analysis. We suggest a probabilistic approach to handling uncertainties about which model to use.

  7. Probabilistic Interpretation of Peelle's Pertinent Puzzle and its Resolution

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    Hanson, Kenneth M.; Kawano, Toshihiko; Talou, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico (United States)

    2005-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Peelle's Pertinent Puzzle (PPP) states a seemingly plausible set of measurements with their covariance matrix, which produce an implausible answer. To answer the PPP question, we describe a reasonable experimental situation that is consistent with the PPP solution. The confusion surrounding the PPP arises in part because of its imprecise statement, which permits to a variety of interpretations and resulting answers, some of which seem implausible. We emphasize the importance of basing the analysis on an unambiguous probabilistic model that reflects the experimental situation. We present several different models of how the measurements quoted in the PPP problem could be obtained, and interpret their solution in terms of a detailed probabilistic analysis. We suggest a probabilistic approach to handling uncertainties about which model to use.

  8. MINERALIZATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES BY FLUIDIZED BED STEAM REFORMING (FBSR): COMPARISONS TO VITREOUS WASTE FORMS, AND PERTINENT DURABILITY TESTING

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    Jantzen, C

    2008-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) was requested to generate a document for the Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would cover the following topics: (1) A description of the mineral structures produced by Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) of Hanford type Low Activity Waste (LAW including LAWR which is LAW melter recycle waste) waste, especially the cage structured minerals and how they are formed. (2) How the cage structured minerals contain some contaminants, while others become part of the mineral structure (Note that all contaminants become part of the mineral structure and this will be described in the subsequent sections of this report). (3) Possible contaminant release mechanisms from the mineral structures. (4) Appropriate analyses to evaluate these release mechanisms. (5) Why the appropriate analyses are comparable to the existing Hanford glass dataset. In order to discuss the mineral structures and how they bond contaminants a brief description of the structures of both mineral (ceramic) and vitreous waste forms will be given to show their similarities. By demonstrating the similarities of mineral and vitreous waste forms on atomic level, the contaminant release mechanisms of the crystalline (mineral) and amorphous (glass) waste forms can be compared. This will then logically lead to the discussion of why many of the analyses used to evaluate vitreous waste forms and glass-ceramics (also known as glass composite materials) are appropriate for determining the release mechanisms of LAW/LAWR mineral waste forms and how the durability data on LAW/LAWR mineral waste forms relate to the durability data for LAW/LAWR glasses. The text will discuss the LAW mineral waste form made by FBSR. The nanoscale mechanism by which the minerals form will be also be described in the text. The appropriate analyses to evaluate contaminant release mechanisms will be discussed, as will the FBSR test results to date and how they compare to testing performed on LAW glasses. Other details about vitreous waste form durability and impacts of REDuction/OXidation (REDOX) on durability are given in Appendix A. Details about the FBSR process, various pilot scale demonstrations, and applications are given in Appendix B. Details describing all the different leach tests that need to be used jointly to determine the leaching mechanisms of a waste form are given in Appendix C. Cautions regarding the way in which the waste form surface area is measured and in the choice of leachant buffers (if used) are given in Appendix D.

  9. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW NETWORK

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW NETWORK INTERNATIONAL RÉSEAU INTERNATIONAL DE DROIT DE L´ENVIRONNEMENT INTERNATIONALES NETZWERK UMWELTRECHT EU Enforcement Policy of Community Environmental law as presented in the Commission Communication on implementing European Community Environmental law Marta Ballesteros The direct

  10. Privatizing Public Interest Law

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    Cummings, Scott L

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    graduation, she received a public interest law foundation grant to work in the consumer rights project

  11. Chinese Business Law Postgraduate

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    Einmahl, Uwe

    · Contracts for supply and use of electricity, water, gas or heating · Contracts for donation · Contracts for construction projects · Contracts for transportation · Contracts for technology · Contracts for storage · Financial law · Foreign exchange regulation · Government procurement law · Price fixing regulations Courses

  12. SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS: STATUS AND CHALLENGES San Diego, California, USA 14 ­ 15 June 2011 The First Law of energy conservation was even known (Joule 1843) and long before Thermodynamic concepts were, including this one. The Laws of Thermodynamics have much wider, including philosophical significance

  13. The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.4 The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims (Fall 2008) Units: 3 CCN (2, The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation (2d ed. 2005) Syllabus Class 1 ­ August 19 Claims on Federal Law: 1. Miller & Johnston The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation 2. Ch. III, Intro

  14. 94 University of Virginia School of Law law school foundation

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    Acton, Scott

    roger h. Kimmel, Law '71 George Washington University '68 chair alfonso l. carney, Jr., Law '74 Trinity allen c. goolsby iii, Law '68 Yale University '61 Michael J. horvitz, Law '75 University of Pennsylvania helen Mead snyder, Law '87 University of Virginia '83 chief operating officer David h. ibbeken, Law '71

  15. Water, law, science

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    Narasimhan, T.N.

    2007-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In a world with water resources severely impacted bytechnology, science must actively contribute to water law. To this end,this paper is an earth scientist s attempt to comprehend essentialelements of water law, and to examine their connections to science.Science and law share a common logical framework of starting with apriori prescribed tenets, and drawing consistent inferences. In science,observationally established physical laws constitute the tenets, while inlaw, they stem from social values. The foundations of modern water law inEurope and the New World were formulated nearly two thousand years ago byRoman jurists who were inspired by Greek philosophy of reason.Recognizing that vital natural elements such as water, air, and the seawere governed by immutable natural laws, they reasoned that theseelements belonged to all humans, and therefore cannot be owned as privateproperty. Legally, such public property was to be governed by jusgentium, the law of all people or the law of all nations. In contrast,jus civile or civil law governed private property. Remarkably, jusgentium continues to be relevant in our contemporary society in whichscience plays a pivotal role in exploiting vital resources common to all.This paper examines the historical roots of modern water law, followstheir evolution through the centuries, and examines how the spirit ofscience inherent in jus gentium is profoundly influencing evolving waterand environmental laws in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. In atechnological world, scientific knowledge has to lie at the core of waterlaw. Yet, science cannot formulate law. It is hoped that a philosophicalunderstanding of the relationships between science and law willcontribute to their constructively coming together in the service ofsociety.

  16. Statistical laws in linguistics

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    Altmann, Eduardo G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Zipf's law is just one out of many universal laws proposed to describe statistical regularities in language. Here we review and critically discuss how these laws can be statistically interpreted, fitted, and tested (falsified). The modern availability of large databases of written text allows for tests with an unprecedent statistical accuracy and also a characterization of the fluctuations around the typical behavior. We find that fluctuations are usually much larger than expected based on simplifying statistical assumptions (e.g., independence and lack of correlations between observations).These simplifications appear also in usual statistical tests so that the large fluctuations can be erroneously interpreted as a falsification of the law. Instead, here we argue that linguistic laws are only meaningful (falsifiable) if accompanied by a model for which the fluctuations can be computed (e.g., a generative model of the text). The large fluctuations we report show that the constraints imposed by linguistic laws...

  17. Gas Safety Law (Florida)

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    This law authorizes the establishment of rules and regulations covering the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, testing and safety standards for installation, operation and maintenance...

  18. College of Law LLM in Oil and Gas Law

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    College of Law LLM in Oil and Gas Law New LLM in Oil and Gas Law launched to complement our other internationally acclaimed LLM degrees NEW Holman Fenwick Willan is proud to sponsor the LLM Prize in Oil and Gas impressive range of courses on maritime and commercial law, the new LLM in Oil and Gas Law will allow

  19. Research Report faculty of law

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    Tobar, Michael

    over 80 years. Academics from the Law School have driven legal thought and debate in Western Australia in consumer law. In 2011, the Law School completed research into retail trading hours in Western Australia Stuart Kaye Dean, Faculty of Law Dean's message The University of Western Australia | 01 #12;02 | law

  20. law.wlu.edu 121School of Law

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    Dresden, Gregory

    . Bentley Professor of Law Scott E. Sundby, J.D. Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law Sarah Kirsten Zanolli Natkin, J.D. Clinical Professor of Law Clifford R. Larsen, M.A., J.D. Professor of Law Ronald J.M. Professor of Law and Director, Frances Lewis Law Center Darryl K. Brown, M.A., J.D. Class of 1958 Alumni

  1. Law School Admissions Panel Law School representatives will discuss the law school admissions

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    Law School Admissions Panel Law School representatives will discuss the law school admissions process and talk about their respective schools in a panel discussion format. Join us and learn how in Law School Admissions Panel epresentatives will discuss the law school admissions process and talk

  2. Solar Easements and Rights Laws

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    Washington's solar easement laws are similar to those in many other states. The law does not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, the law allows parties to enter into solar easement...

  3. TOPOGRAPHIES LAW / DROIT

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    Fabry, Frederic

    Gill 3644, rue Peel Montréal (Québec) H3A 1W9 www.mcgill.ca/law en couveRtuRe IF YOU'RE A REGULAR REAd

  4. Law and Corporate Governance

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    Fligstein, Neil; Choo, Jennifer

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1997. A survey of corporate governance. J. Finan. 52(2):737-1999. Employees and Corporate Governance. Washington, DC:structural change in corporate governance. J. Law Soc. 27(

  5. Immigration Outside the Law

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    Motomura, Hiroshi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Local Immigration Laws, 61 SMU L. Rev. 47, 53 (2008) (notingWhat Is a “Sanctuary”? , 61 SMU L. Rev. 133, 151–54 (2008) (Improve Income Distribution, 61 SMU L. Rev. 23, 25 (2008) (

  6. Strip Mine Law (Missouri)

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    This law authorizes the Land Reclamation Commission of the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to strip mining of coal and reclamation, review...

  7. Unjust Laws and Illegal Norms

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    Carbonara, Emanuela; Parisi, Francesco; Wangenheim, Georg von

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unjust Laws and Illegal Norms ? Emanuela Carbonara 1 -imposing a fine for a given illegal activity, the law raisesto peer technology for illegal music downloading. identifies

  8. Conditions Required by Law

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    Khan, Javed I.

    No No Sto H 2 NoIs it required by law "Violence on children"?164.512 (c) (1) H CE may disclose to government to LEO HCE may not disclose to LEO H No Yes No Required by law: "reporting certain type of injuries"? H disclose to LEO H 164.512 (f) (1) (ii) (C)(2) It provides that the request is specific and limited in scope

  9. The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.4 The Law of Hazardous Waste: CERCLA, RCRA, & Common Law Claims (Fall 2006) Units: 3 CCN (2 of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation (2d ed. 2005) Syllabus Class 1 ­ August 22 Claims Based on Common: 1. Miller & Johnston The Law of Hazardous Waste Disposal and Remediation 2. Ch. III, Intro to RCRA

  10. The Evolving LawThe Evolving Law of Software Quality

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    definitive summaries f th C Lof the Common Law · These Principles needed because Congress and stateThe Evolving LawThe Evolving Law of Software Quality Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D. Florida Institute on Law and Ethics in Software Engineering." Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations

  11. 94 University of Virginia School of Law Law School Foundation

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    Acton, Scott

    94 University of Virginia School of Law Law School Foundation Board of Trustees Roger H. Kimmel of Notre Dame '62 Stanford University '70 Allen C. Goolsby III, Law '68 Yale University '61 Michael J Officer David H. Ibbeken, Law '71 Princeton University '63 President Emeritus On June 30, 2010 #12;

  12. The Copernican Model and Kepler's Laws

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    Howard, Don

    and Kepler's Laws Galileo on Motion Newton's Principia Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Some Old

  13. Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    1015 Law as Economy: Convention, Corporation, Currency Ritu Birla* I. Law as Economy: Nomos. Law Inside/Outside Economy of an orthodox faith in economy as universal law, that is, in the free market as the law of the universe

  14. FACULTY OF LAW Centre for Commercial Law Studies

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    FACULTY OF LAW Centre for Commercial Law Studies SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM Obama recently signed into law a package of financial regulatory reforms unparalleled in scope and depth since the 1930s. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is intended

  15. Knight Law Center Eugene, Oregon

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    Oregon, University of

    Knight Law Center Eugene, Oregon ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit June 2011 Prepared for University................................................................................................................................. 6 Energy Audit Procedure and Results.................................................................................................................................................. 22 #12;| ASHRAE Level One Energy Audit3 SUMMARY The William W. Knight Law Center is a four story

  16. Solar Easements and Rights Laws

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    Maryland has a long-standing law protecting the rights of solar energy system owners. The original law prohibited restrictive land use covenants that imposed unreasonable limitations on the...

  17. School of Law Reykjavk University

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    Karlsson, Brynjar

    in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Stage and Intermediate Meeting FBE. FEDERATION BARREAUX

  18. FINANCIAL AID FOR LAW SCHOOL

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    FINANCIAL AID FOR LAW SCHOOL: A PRELIMINARY GUIDE LSAC.org #12;INTRODUCTION Legal education education is the financial aid office (or the website) of any LSAC-member law school. LSAC.org provides links to many law schools as well as several good sources of financial aid information. The cost

  19. Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics

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    Lu, Jianguo

    Term statistics Zipf's law text statistics October 20, 2014 text statistics 1 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Overview 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 2 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Outline 1 Term statistics 2 Zipf's law text statistics 3 / 19 #12;Term statistics Zipf's law Model

  20. California Environmental Law & Policy Issues (Fall 2008)

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.71 California Environmental Law & Policy Issues (Fall 2008) Units: 2 CCN (2Ls/3Ls): 49696 for Environmental Law & Policy and a Lecturer in Residence at Boalt Hall School of Law. He received his law degree of key California environmental law and policy issues. Guest speakers include a distinguished group

  1. Solar Easements and Rights Laws

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    Indiana state law includes both covenant restrictions and solar easement provisions. The state's covenant restrictions prevent planning and zoning authorities from prohibiting or unreasonably...

  2. Solar Easements and Rights Laws

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    Solar access provisions in the General Laws of Massachusetts allow for the creation of voluntary solar easements to protect solar exposure and authorizes zoning rules that prohibit unreasonable...

  3. A Note on Han Law

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    Johnson, Wallace

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - sages and discusses them at length in his book, Remnants of Han Law, Vol. I. 3 One of these statutes is entitled chu mai cheng ???. 4 What this particular phrase means has puzzled scholars over the centuries. In modern times Shen Jiaben? ?? (A... as a discussion of the text. 2 His biography mentions a Treatise on Law (Fa lun ??), a General Treatise on:Law (Lü lüe lun ???) and other works.. 3 A.F.P Hulsewé, Remnants of Han Law: Vol. 1. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1955, p. 33ff. A complete...

  4. POSTGRADUATE GUIDE SCHOOL OF LAW

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    Levi, Ran

    for the oil industry, Aberdeen's influence stretches far beyond the local region. Leading oil companies Over 500 years of teaching and research excellence A top UK Law School Dedicated Law Library containing,000 and a large international community of students drawn from 120 different countries. Ranked in the top 1

  5. Relativistic dynamics without conservation laws

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    Bernhard Rothenstein; Stefan Popescu

    2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that relativistic dynamics can be approached without using conservation laws (conservation of momentum, of energy and of the centre of mass). Our approach avoids collisions that are not easy to teach without mnemonic aids. The derivations are based on the principle of relativity and on its direct consequence, the addition law of relativistic velocities.

  6. 40th Indian Law Conference

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    The Federal Bar Association is hosting the 40th Annual Indian Law Conference. This two-day conference focuses on the significant changes that have occurred in the relationship between Tribal Nations and the United States in the last four decades. The conference will cover several topics, including climate change, Indian Law, tribal courts, and more.

  7. Say's Law and modern macroeconomics

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    Van Allen, Laurel Cameron

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Many economists have debated the interpretation of what is known as "Say's Law of markets"; it has been the subject of controversy for two centuries. Jean Baptiste Say describes Say's Law by noting that the "success of one branch of commerce...

  8. School of Law Web Policy Introduction

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    Almor, Amit

    School of Law Web Policy Introduction The University of South Carolina School of Law website is an important communications mechanism. The University of South Carolina School of Law website includes the main School of Law website, separate School of Law centers and program sites and student journal sites

  9. Contracting Out of National Law: An Empirical Look at the New Law Merchant

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    Drahozal, Christopher R.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    law,” the “lex mercatoria,” the “new law merchant,” “transnational commercial law,” or the like. An extensive scholarly literature explores the theory of transnational commercial law and seeks to derive its governing principles from international...

  10. Louisiana Air Control Law (Louisiana)

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    This law states regulations for air quality control and states the powers and duties of the secretary of environmental quality. It provides information about permits and licenses, air quality...

  11. Technetium Retention During LAW Vitrification

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    Product Melt Pool Bubbling Unagitated JHCM (West Valley, DWPF prior to October 2010, Germany, Japan) Agitated JHCM (M-Area, WTP LAW, WTP HLW, DWPF after October 2010) * WTP HLW...

  12. Missouri Air Conservation Law (Missouri)

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    This law's purpose is to maintain the purity of the air resources of the state to protect the health, general welfare and physical property of the people, maximum employment and the full industrial...

  13. Surface Coal Mining Law (Missouri)

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    This law aims to provide for the regulation of coal mining in order to minimize or prevent its adverse effects, protect the environment to the extent possible, protect landowner rights, and...

  14. Law School Event Composting Guide

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Law School Event Composting Guide HLS SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM JANUARY 2011 Thank you for your interest in event composting! Separating materials for composting is easy, and organic materials comprise a significant portion of event waste. Composting instead

  15. Clean Water Partnership Law (Minnesota)

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    The main purpose of the Clean Water Partnership Law is to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments for the protection, enhancement, and restoration of surface waters. However...

  16. Georgia Waste Control Law (Georgia)

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    The Waste Control Law makes it unlawful to dump waste in any lakes, streams or surfaces waters of the State or on any private property without consent of the property owner. Waste is very broadly...

  17. Solar and Wind Permitting Laws

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    New Jersey has enacted three separate laws addressing local permitting practices for solar and wind energy facilities. The first deals with solar and wind facilities located in industrial-zoned...

  18. Securities Law Issues Relating to Community Solar Projects

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    The law firm Stoel Rives has analyzed the issues related to Securities Law and Community Solar both in the context of Washington state law and federal law.

  19. Louisiana Hazardous Waste Control Law (Louisiana)

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    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for administering the Louisiana Hazardous Waste Control Law and the regulations created under that law.

  20. The University of Tennessee LAW WOMEN CONSTITUTION

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    Tennessee, University of

    The University of Tennessee LAW WOMEN CONSTITUTION MISSION STATEMENT The Mission Statement for Law community. Law Women strives to: · Raise awareness of issues related to women's participation community that address issues of concern to women. MEMBERSHIP, OFFICERS, & COMMITTEES 1. Law Women

  1. Kepler's Laws The equation of motion

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    Knörrer, Horst

    of a gravitational field created by point mass that is fixed at the origin. FIGURE Newton's laws give the basic. By Newton's law on gravition, the force exerted by the fixed mass on the movable mass is in the direction and Kepler's laws imply the universal law on gravitation. See ??? 2 #12;the the semimajor axis of the ellipse

  2. Law 275 sec. 1 The Environmental Law Workshop

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    -oriented government intervention. With a relatively small budget and no authority to impose household solid waste Center for Law & Technology Abstract: "An Economic Assessment of Market-Based Approaches to Regulating the Municipal Solid Waste Stream" In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was widely reported that the United

  3. Research Report faculty of law

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    Tobar, Michael

    for the ageing population in Western Australia. In addition, the Crime Research Centre continues to host. Professor Erika J Techera Dean, Faculty of Law © JOAN COSTA 2013 The University of Western Australia | 01 Research student profile | 07 Crime Research Centre | 09 The Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural

  4. COLLEGE OF LAW UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    university research centres in the areas of Environmental and Energy Law and Policy, Criminal Justice and staff from over forty countries, including countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North and South America. You will make enduring friendships here and build lasting memories of your time with us

  5. BA Philosophy, Politics and Law

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    BA Philosophy, Politics and Law (PPL) Module Information 2013-2014 Arts and Humanities College of www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities Department of Politcial and Cultural Studies #12;PPL at Swansea Swansea offers one of only two PPL degrees in the UK. Building on the successfully launch of our PPE

  6. Fourier's Law from Closure Equations

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    Jean Bricmont; Antti Kupiainen

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a rigorous derivation of Fourier's law from a system of closure equations for a nonequilibrium stationary state of a Hamiltonian system of coupled oscillators subjected to heat baths on the boundary. The local heat flux is proportional to the temperature gradient with a temperature dependent heat conductivity and the stationary temperature exhibits a nonlinear profile.

  7. CCPPolicyBriefing Competition Law

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    Feigon, Brooke

    actions (paragraphs 26 to 27). The Green Paper lays out a range of "options" for how private enforcement · A plaintiff initiates a private action based on an alleged breach of competition law. It must provide all for the Revelation of Private Information The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), at the University of East

  8. Wind Access and Permitting Law

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    In July 2009, the Delaware legislature enacted a law ([http://www.legis.delaware.gov/LIS/LIS145.NSF/bfa9b1a8c49c444f852568c0005... HS 1 for H.B. 70]) prohibiting unreasonable public and private...

  9. Beyond Unions, Notwithstanding Labor Law

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    Loudon, Catherine

    regime created by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA)1--once core elements of the nation, enforcement strategies, and rulemaking abilities.4 The labor law itself has been transformed into a weapon movement is critical to achieving a more egalitarian distribution of wealth. As the NLRA's statement

  10. Philadelphia University Faculty of law

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    protection law, nationality Course Level: First year Credit hours:Lecture Time: 3 Credit Hours Academic Staff to write and prepare articles, reports and research papers in addition to training them for legal writing, in terms of its sources and historical development. · Communication skills (personal and academic

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    Loudon, Catherine

    School should not open at all. Needless to say, construction of the UC Irvine Law Library went forward, Irvine School of Law (UC Irvine Law), I was asked my opinion of a proposal to delay construction

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    Zhou, Pei

    Page 1 Copyright (c) 2009 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy Spring, 2009 16 Geo. J. Poverty Law & Pol'y 273 SPEECH: The Redefined Hero: Discovering

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    Krylov, Anna I.

    of USC. The Unruh Research in Applied Politics Program supports research that addresses political topics of concern to the polity. Study Abroad: Explore the origins of Western philosophy by spending a year -- Nature, origin, and development of international law; basic principles analyzed and illustrated

  14. law.wayne.edu 2014 Admissions

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    law.wayne.edu 2014 Admissions Bulletin Blake Edwards Damon J. Keith Legacy Scholar Class of 2015 State University Board of Governors Wayne Law Board of Visitors Debbie Dingell, chair Gary S. Pollard

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    Mistry, Karan Hemant

    Second Law efficiency is a useful parameter for characterizing the energy requirements of a system in relation to the limits of performance prescribed by the Laws of Thermodynamics. However, since energy costs typically ...

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    SCHOOL OF LAW WILLIAM S. BOYD HigHligHts At the William S. Boyd School of Law, we are educating ethical and effective lawyers and leaders. We are a young law school ­ less than 15 years old. And we had the privilege of building this school from the ground up: imagining the ideal legal education, modeling best

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    Harding, Karin

    The School of Business, Economics and Law 2009ANNUAL MAGAZINE EFMD #12;Graphic design & production of Gothenburg, Jeffrey Johns/School of Business, Economics and Law, Maria Norrström/School of Business at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg Photo by: Niklas Bernstone The School

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    for Climate Law and Policy Canberra ACT 0200 Australia Telephone: +61 2 6125 1689 Facsimile: +61 2 6125 4899.sen@aph.gov.au 29 August 2008 Re: Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-In Tariff) Bill 2008 the operation of laws to encourage deployment of renewable energy, conducted at the ANU Centre for Climate Law

  19. Molecular Cell Signaling Motifs and Weber's Law

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    Molecular Cell Previews Signaling Motifs and Weber's Law James E. Ferrell, Jr.1,* 1Department that Weber's law of sensory perception may apply to a number of cell signaling processes. Most of us can shouting in our ear. This is the essence of Weber's law, put forward by the German physiologist Ernst Weber

  20. Testing Type Class Laws Johan Jeuring

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    ]. Instances of Monad should satisfy the following laws: return a>>=k k a m >>=return m m >>=(x k x>>=h) (m>>=k)>>=hTesting Type Class Laws Johan Jeuring Patrik Jansson Cl´audio Amaral Technical Report UU-CS-2012.089 3508 TB Utrecht The Netherlands #12;Testing Type Class Laws Johan Jeuring Utrecht University and Open

  1. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas & Mining Environmental Law I and

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    Evans, Paul

    LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas & Mining Environmental Law I and Oil, Gas of the area of Oil, Gas &, Mining Environmental Law; 2. communicate complex legal concepts that apply within the area of Oil, Gas & Mining & Environmental Law to a high level of competence; and 3. deploy a highly

  2. Profit Neutrality in Licensing: The Boundary Between Antitrust Law and Patent Law

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Profit Neutrality in Licensing: The Boundary Between Antitrust Law and Patent Law Stephen M. Maurer a century, courts and commentators have struggled to find principles that reconcile patent and antitrust law, especially as to patent licensing. We interpret case law and commentary to arrive at three unifying

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    Freytag, Johann-Christoph

    Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic Die Idee: Durch die Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic wird Studierenden rechtlich zu beraten. Die Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic bietet Ihnen eine hervorragende Möglichkeit Theorie und Praxis zu verbinden! Das Projekt: Wenn Sie sich für ein Jahr Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic

  4. BERKELEY LAW CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN ENERGY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY LAW (LLM) 2010-2011

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    BERKELEY LAW CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN ENERGY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY LAW (LLM) 2010 and a description of any major papers you have authored involving any aspect of energy or clean technology law: __ _____ Please indicate the courses related to Environmental Law & Energy Policy ("ENV"), IP, Entrepreneurship

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    Climate Change Laws of the World Project Columbia Center for Climate Change Law Monica Molina, Columbia College '14 Supervisor Meredith Wilensky, J.D. Introduction The Climate Change Laws of the World Project is an ongoing effort at the Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) to aggregate existing domestic

  6. Baseline LAW Glass Formulation Testing

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    Kruger, Albert A. [USDOE Office of River Protection, Richland, WA (United States); Mooers, Cavin [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab.; Bazemore, Gina [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Pegg, Ian L. [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Hight, Kenneth [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Lai, Shan Tao [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Buechele, Andrew [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Rielley, Elizabeth [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Gan, Hao [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Muller, Isabelle S. [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab; Cecil, Richard [The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (United States). Vitreous State Lab

    2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The major objective of the baseline glass formulation work was to develop and select glass formulations that are compliant with contractual and processing requirements for each of the LAW waste streams. Other objectives of the work included preparation and characterization of glasses with respect to the properties of interest, optimization of sulfate loading in the glasses, evaluation of ability to achieve waste loading limits, testing to demonstrate compatibility of glass melts with melter materials of construction, development of glass formulations to support ILAW qualification activities, and identification of glass formulation issues with respect to contract specifications and processing requirements.

  7. Public Law 104-134

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2 OPAM615_CostNSAR - TProcuring SolarNo. 195 - Oct. 7,Resumption ofPublic Law

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    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    from any symmetry group. Jeeva S. Anandan 1998-08-24 46 Zipf's law, power laws, and maximum entropy CERN Preprints Summary: Zipf's law, and power laws in general, have...

  9. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Programme name International Commercial Law

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    Weyde, Tillman

    in a single area of law: International Competition Law Maritime Law EU Commercial Law International Energy Commercial Law Award LLM School The City Law School Department or equivalent Academic Courses Programme code a dissertation in any one of those 4 chosen areas. 2) Add a specialisation to the LLM in International Commercial

  10. Tax Law and Economics Tax Law and Economics Department, with headquarters in the Faculty of Law of the University of Alicante, is

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Tax Law and Economics Tax Law and Economics Department, with headquarters in the Faculty of Law activity in the faculties of Law, Economic and Business Sciences and Arts. Studies of 1st and 2onCycle (to 3400 Fax: (+34) 96 590 3464 Tax Law and Economics #12;

  11. BERKELEY LAW CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN ENERGY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY LAW (J.D.) 2010-2011

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    such as BERC@Boalt, Boalt.org, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Healthcare and Biotech Law Society, Patent Law Society, or the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. Include the name of the organizationBERKELEY LAW CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN ENERGY AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGY LAW (J.D.) 2010

  12. Solar Easements & Local Option Solar Rights Laws

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    Utah's solar easement provisions are similar to easement provisions in many other states. Parties may voluntarily enter into written solar easement contracts that are enforceable by law. An...

  13. The second law of blackhole dynamics

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    Koustubh Ajit Kabe

    2010-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the non-generalized or restricted second law blackhole dynamics as given by Bekenstein in the beginning is restated, with a rigid proof, in a different form akin to the statement of the second law of thermodynamics given by Clausius. The various physical possibilities and implications of this statement are discussed therein. This paper is a mere venture into the restricted second law of blackhole dynamics pertaining to blackholes emitting Hawking radiation. The paper thus considers a didactically interesting reformulation of the second law of blackhole thermodynamics after some revisions.

  14. Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse - Laws...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse - Laws and Regulations Applicable to Geothermal Energy...

  15. Commercial Law and Development in Kenya

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    Mutunga, Willy

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    communalism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism and communism.the ruins of British feudalism . The bourgeoisie thereafterof commercial law. While under feudalism it had functioned

  16. Fourier's Law for a Granular Fluid

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    James W. Dufty

    2007-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Newton' viscosity law for the momentum flux and Fourier's law for the heat flux define Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics for a simple, one component fluid. There is ample evidence that a hydrodynamic description applies as well to a mesoscopic granular fluid with the same form for Newton's viscosity law. However, theory predicts a qualitative difference for Fourier's law with an additional contribution from density gradients even at uniform temperature. The reasons for the absence of such terms for normal fluids are indicated, and a related microscopic explanation for their existence in granular fluids is presented.

  17. Renewable Energy Easements and Rights Laws

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    Florida law forbids ordinances, deed restrictions, covenants, declarations or similar binding agreements from prohibiting the use of solar collectors (including clotheslines) or "other energy...

  18. Solar and Wind Easements and Rights Laws and Local Option Solar Rights Law

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    Oregon has several laws that protect access to solar and wind resources and the use of solar energy systems. Oregon's solar access laws date back to 1979 and state that no person conveying or...

  19. Water Quality and Water Law Headline UNL's Fifth Annual Water Law, Policy and

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Water Quality and Water Law Headline UNL's Fifth Annual Water Law, Policy and Science Conference "Water Quality Challenges in the Great Plains" is the theme of this year's University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water, Law, Policy and Science conference. The fifth annual UNL conference is April 22 and 23 at Lincoln

  20. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and

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    Evans, Paul

    LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law II Overview & Aims: This core module aims to introduce students to the political economy background as well as the international legal framework for transnational foreign investment

  1. Careers in Patent LawCareers in Patent Law Mitchell Jones

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Careers in Patent LawCareers in Patent Law Mitchell Jones Partner Medlen & Carroll, LLP #12;Career position Patent law seemed like a good alternative #12;Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyright Trade secrets #12;Patent BasicsPatent Basics New, useful and non-obvious Granted

  2. Chicago-Kent College of Law Chicago-Kent College of Law

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    Heller, Barbara

    .D. program. Business Law Criminal Litigation Environmental and Energy Law Intellectual Property Law, builds software tools, teaches classes, and supports faculty, staff, and student projects on access of risks and benefits. Emphasis is placed on forging a shared understanding of the problems at hand

  3. Export Control Laws and Washingtonand Washington

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    1 Export Control Laws and Washingtonand Washington University For Washington University Faculty Authors: Cindy White, Research Office Tina Tyson, Office of General Counsel May 2006 What are export of foreign policy and national security. *NOTE: Export control laws apply to all activities -- not just

  4. On the Eigenvalue Power Law Milena Mihail

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    California at Irvine, University of

    On the Eigenvalue Power Law Milena Mihail Georgia Tech mihail@cc.gatech.edu and Christos H. Papadimitriou U.C. Berkeley christos@cs.berkeley.edu Abstract We show that the largest eigenvalues of graphs whose highest degrees are Zipf-like distributed with slope #11; are distributed according to a power law

  5. Status of the Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics

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    Walid K. Abou Salem; Juerg Froehlich

    2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe recent progress towards deriving the Fundamental Laws of thermodynamics (the 0th, 1st and 2nd Law) from nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics in simple, yet physically relevant models. Along the way, we clarify some basic thermodynamic notions and discuss various reversible and irreversible thermodynamic processes from the point of view of quantum statistical mechanics.

  6. Legal Positivism in International Criminal Law 

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    Luckey, Charles

    2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper I will argue that, international criminal law constitutes a valid legal system. There is skepticism over the authority of international law; some claim that it is not a genuine legal system, and does not command legal obligation. I...

  7. SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE

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    Rose, Michael R.

    "There is a demand for new lawyers to be exceptionally responsive to the needs of clients. And the only preparing students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. All students "By every measure we are succeeding in creating a top law school, with a faculty ranked among the best

  8. Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics

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    Seevinck, Michiel

    Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics Jos Uffink July 5, 2001 1 INTRODUCTION The second law of thermodynamics has a curious status. Many modern physicists regard it as an obsolete relic thermodynamics, in which the state does not con- tain velocity-like parameters, one may take R to be the identity

  9. SYNAPTIC MECHANISMS Weber's law implies neural discharge more regular than

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    Feng, Jianfeng

    SYNAPTIC MECHANISMS Weber's law implies neural discharge more regular than a Poisson process Jing, interspike interval, psychophysical law, spike rate Abstract Weber's law is one of the basic laws established. In this paper, we carried out an analysis on the spike train statistics when Weber's law holds

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Research Chair in Law (Tier 2) The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada seeks to recruit and nominate a Canada Research Chair in Law (Tier 2). The Canada Research Chair program (www

  11. 2012 school of law catalog 2013 This publication is for

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    2012 school of law catalog 2013 #12;#12;This publication is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract. 2012 school of law catalog 2013 Please recycle #12;The University of Kansas | 2012 ......................................................... 3 School of Law Administration

  12. JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law

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    Reif, John H.

    (919) 613-7020 admissions@law.duke.edu www.law.duke.edu/admis l a u n c h y o u r g l o b a l l aw p r a c t i c e h e r e APPLY NOW law.duke.edu/admis/degreeprograms/jd-llm/ Early Application Deadlines 11@ JD/LLM in International and Comparative Law Duke Law Admissions Duke University School of Law

  13. Application of Planck's law to thermionic conversion

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    Caldwell, F.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple, highly accurate, mathematical model of heat-to-electricity conversion is developed from Planck's law for the distribution of the radiant exitance of heat at a selected temperature. An electrical power curve is calculated by integration of the heat law over a selected range of electromagnetic wavelength corresponding to electrical voltage. A novel wavelength-voltage conversion factor, developed from the known wavelength-electron volt conversion factor, establishes the wavelength ({lambda}) for the integration. The Planck law is integrated within the limits {lambda} to 2{lambda}. The integration provides the ideal electrical power that is available from heat at the emitter temperature. When multiplied by a simple ratio, the calculated ideal power closely matches published thermionic converter experimental data. The thermal power model of thermionic conversion is validated by experiments with thermionic emission of ordinary electron tubes. A theoretical basis for the heat law based model of thermionic conversion is found in linear oscillator theory.

  14. Copyright Law Reform: Some Achievable Goals 

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    MacQueen, Hector L

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Copyright law reform in the European Union. The chapter discusses possible actions in light of new and amended EU Directives and whether these balances rights' holders and users' interests....

  15. Patent Law, HIPPO, and the Biodiversity Crisis

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    Torrance, Andrew W.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the phenomena largely responsible for the current mass extinction event, and patent law offers valuable assistance in combating each one. Though it cannot offer a complete solution to the biodiversity crisis, the patent system can offer powerful tools to help...

  16. Essays in empirical law and economics/

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    Lem, Jacklin Chou

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation, which is a collection of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions at the intersection of law and economics. The first chapter, co-authored with Joshua Fischman, explores how supervision ...

  17. Essays in empirical law and economics

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    Prescott, James J. (James Jondall)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis, which consists of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions in criminal procedure and employment antidiscrimination law. The first chapter measures the consequences for offenders of expanding ...

  18. Essays on malpractice law and physician behavior

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    Frakes, Michael (Michael D.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...

  19. MARYLAND CAREY LAW 2013 40 | ALUMNI PROFILES

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    Weber, David J.

    Public Interest Law Project (MPILP) and in 2006, Mendez was a Summer MPILP Grant Recipient, working society than public interest work," said Mendez. Mendez is now working as senior attorney at Catholic public interest work." --Michelle Mendez '08 #12;

  20. Oil or Hazardous Spills Releases Law (Georgia)

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    The Oil or Hazardous Spills Law requires notice to the Environmental Protection Division of the State Department of Natural Resources Emergency Operations Center when there is a spill or release of...

  1. Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and the American...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Emergency Order and allow federal and state regulators the discretion to enforce binding air pollution control laws. Comments of the Southern Environmental Law Center and the...

  2. AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen Comments...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AARP, National Consumer Law Center, and Public Citizen Comments to:DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges AARP, National Consumer Law...

  3. Decolonizing Copyright Law: Learning from the Jamaican Street Dance

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    Mann, Larisa K.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Now Open) Fears of ACTA. ” SMU Law Review 64 (2011): Yu,and Now Open) Fears of ACTA,” SMU Law Review 64 (2011): 975–

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    Law School Aspects of corporate personality and the interface between business and society Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: Nottingham Law...

  5. Fractal Weyl Law for Open Chaotic Maps

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    Stéphane Nonnenmacher

    2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This contribution summarizes our work with M.Zworski on open quantum open chaoticmaps (math-ph/0505034). For a simple chaotic scattering system (the open quantum baker's map), we compute the "long-living resonances" in the semiclassical r\\'{e}gime, and show that they satisfy a fractal Weyl law. We can prove this fractal law in the case of a modified model.

  6. Nahum Gelber Law Library A Self-Guided Library Tour

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    Kambhampati, Patanjali

    Nahum Gelber Law Library A Self-Guided Library Tour Welcome to the Nahum Gelber Law Library by the library and how to locate materials for assignments, course readings, reserves etc. The tour should take you about 30 minutes. The Nahum Gelber Law Library is one of the Faculty of Law buildings on the north

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    al.] KE444 G62 2002 Law in Action: Understanding Canadian Law / Annice Blair ... [et al.] KE444 L39/George Alexandrowicz ... [et al.] KE444 D54 2004 (teacher's guide also available) Other textbooks Criminal law and the Canadian criminal code / Richard Barnhorst, Sherrie Barnhorst KE8809 C57 2004 Canadian case law studies

  8. INVERSE-SQUARE LAW TESTS 1 TESTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    INVERSE-SQUARE LAW TESTS 1 TESTS OF THE GRAVITATIONAL INVERSE-SQUARE LAW E.G.Adelberger, B-1560 KEYWORDS: gravitation, experimental tests of inverse-square law, quantum gravity, extra dimensions ABSTRACT: We review recent experimental tests of the gravitational inverse-square law, and the wide variety

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    Ben-Yakar, Adela

    Closed Loop System with Feedback Control MISO control laws SISO control law Switching Control demand · Two control modes for wind turbine: MISO & SISO · Proportional Integral (PI) feedback control Modes MISO SISO Inputs Blade Pitch Angle, Generator Torque Blade Pitch Angle Output Power Power

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    Roscoe, Bill

    LAWS OF PROGRAMMING A complete set of algebraic laws is given for Dijkstra's nondeterministic to deriving programsfrom their specifications. C. A. R. HOARE,1.J. HAYES,HEJIFENG,C. C. MORGAN,A. W. ROSCOE, J. W. SANDERS,1.H. SORENSEN,J. M. SPIVEY,and B. A. SUFRIN Some computer scientists have abandoned

  11. RECONSTRUCTION OF A CONSTITUTIVE LAW FOR RUBBER FROM IN SILICO EXPERIMENTS USING OGDEN'S LAWS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RECONSTRUCTION OF A CONSTITUTIVE LAW FOR RUBBER FROM IN SILICO EXPERIMENTS USING OGDEN'S LAWS MAYA for rubber. Macroscopic quantities of interest such as the Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensor can be ap: paramater estimation, multiscale modelling, rubber elasticity, polymer physics. 1. Introduction

  12. Benford's Law Applies To Online Social Networks

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Benford's Law states that the frequency of first digits of numbers in naturally occurring systems is not evenly distributed. Numbers beginning with a 1 occur roughly 30\\% of the time, and are six times more common than numbers beginning with a 9. We show that Benford's Law applies to social and behavioral features of users in online social networks. We consider social data from five major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Live Journal. We show that the distribution of first significant digits of friend and follower counts for users in these systems follow Benford's Law. The same holds for the number of posts users make. We extend this to egocentric networks, showing that friend counts among the people in an individual's social network also follow the expected distribution. We discuss how this can be used to detect suspicious or fraudulent activity online and to validate datasets.

  13. Laws DOE Administers | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122Commercial602 1,39732on ArmedManufacturingJune 17, 2015LMLandLaws & LegalLaws

  14. Strathclyde University Law Journal House Style

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    Strathclyde, University of

    Strathclyde University Law Journal House Style Important Notice The guidelines presented below MUST Paragraphs start flush to the left margin after headings or quotes. All other paragraphs must be indented the punctuation and the closing quotation mark. Quotations which are longer than three lines should be in a double-indented

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    Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"

    Extending Amdahl's Law for Energy-Efficient Computing in the Many-Core Era Dong Hyuk Woo and Hsien design constraints to analyze many-core design alternatives. The revised models provide computer architects with a better understanding of many- core design types, enabling them to make more informed

  16. A Taxonomy of Tort Law Defences

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    467 19 A Taxonomy of Tort Law Defences James Goudkamp* Introduction This chapter addresses defences". A taxonomy of defences will then be delineated. Thereafter, it will be suggested how a substantial number of defences should be categorised within the taxonomy. The analysis here will be illustrated with examples

  17. Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law

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    Minnesota, University of

    for Excellence in Rural Safety Humphrey School of Public Affairs #12;CERS's "Safe Six Regardless of Residence Urban/Small City Suburban Rural/Small Town Primary Seat; . . AND IN MINNESOTA #12;Predicted Impact 2009 and 2010 CERS Reports: · Primary Seat Belt Laws

  18. Wavelet Based Estimation for Univariate Stable Laws

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    Gonçalves, Paulo

    Wavelet Based Estimation for Univariate Stable Laws Anestis Antoniadis Laboratoire IMAG to implement. This article describes a fast, wavelet-based, regression-type method for estimating the parameters of a stable distribution. Fourier domain representations, combined with a wavelet multiresolution

  19. Patent Law and Complementary Innovations Yann Mnirey

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Patent Law and Complementary Innovations Yann Ménièrey CERNA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des mines: Innovation, Patent, R&D, Complementarity I am grateful to John Barton, Matthieu Glachant, François Lévêque #12;The patent system was initially designed to provide incentives to develop stand-alone innovations

  20. QER- Comment of Western Environmental Law Center

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To whom it may concern, I provided the following comments at the public meeting in Santa Fe, NM on 8/11/14: My name is Thomas Singer, and I am a Senior Policy Advisor at the Western Environmental Law Center.

  1. Robust model comparison disfavors power law cosmology

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    Shafer, Daniel L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Late-time power law expansion has been proposed as an alternative to the standard cosmological model and shown to be consistent with some low-redshift data. We test power law expansion against the standard flat $\\Lambda$CDM cosmology using goodness-of-fit and model comparison criteria. We consider Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) data from two current compilations (Union2.1 and JLA) along with a current set of baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) measurements that includes the high-redshift Lyman-$\\alpha$ forest measurements from BOSS quasars. We find that neither power law expansion nor $\\Lambda$CDM is strongly preferred over the other when the SN Ia and BAO data are analyzed separately but that power law expansion is strongly disfavored by the combination. We treat the $R_\\text{h} = ct$ cosmology (a constant rate of expansion) separately and find that it is conclusively disfavored by all combinations of data that include SN Ia observations and a poor overall fit when systematic errors in the SN Ia measurements are ig...

  2. Workshop on Energy Law 12 September 2014

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    Workshop on Energy Law 12 September 2014 Venue: Institut für Energie und Regulierungsrecht Berlin, EUREF-Campus am Gasometer, Haus 13, Torgauer Str. 12-15, 10829 Berlin 10:00 The impact of the new guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy on the promotion of renewable energies

  3. DIFFUSION IN SOLIDSDIFFUSION IN SOLIDS FICK'S LAWS

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    Subramaniam, Anandh

    Diffusion bonding To comprehend many materials related phenomenon one must understand Diffusion. The focusDIFFUSION IN SOLIDSDIFFUSION IN SOLIDS FICK'S LAWS KIRKENDALL EFFECT ATOMIC MECHANISMS Diffusion in Solids P.G. Shewmon McGraw-Hill, New York (1963) #12;Oxidation Roles of Diffusion Creep Aging

  4. The Spatial Scaling Laws of Compressible Turbulence

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    Sun, Bohua

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Letter proposed spatial scaling laws of the density-weighted energy spectrum of compressible flow in terms of dissipation rate, wave number and the Mach number. The study has shown the compressible turbulence energy spectrum does not show the complete similarity, but incomplete similarity as $E(k,Ma)=(C+\\frac{D}{\\ln{Ma}})\

  5. Using Newton's Law for Dark Energy

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    Paul Frampton

    2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A model is introduced in which Newton's law is modified between matter and dark energy corpuscles (DECs). The model predicts that the DEC component is presently decelerating in its expansion at 14% of the magnitude of the matter expansion acceleration. In the future, expansion of the DEC universe will continue to decelerate.

  6. On multitemporal generalization of Newton's gravitational law

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    V. D. Ivashchuk

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A n-time generalization of Newton's law (of universal gravitation) formula in N =n + d + 1-dimensional space-time is conjectured. This formula implies a relation for effective N-dimensional gravitational constant G_{eff} = G cos^2 \\theta, where \\theta is the angle between the direction of motion of two particles in n-dimensional time manifold R^n.

  7. Entropy evolution law in a laser process

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    Jun-hua Chen; Hong-yi Fan

    2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    For the first time, we obtain the entropy variation law in a laser process after finding the Kraus operator of the master equation describing the laser process with the use of the entangled state representation. The behavior of entropy is determined by the competition of the gain and damping in the laser process. The photon number evolution formula is also obtained.

  8. Law, Justice and Regulation at UEA law-justice-regulation@uea.ac.uk

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    Everest, Graham R

    .dewing@uea.ac.uk Ivan Diaz-Rainey (NBS) Regulation of energy and environmental markets http://www.uea.ac.uk/nbs/people/People/Academic/Ivan+Diaz- Rainey i.diaz-rainey@uea.ac.uk Catherine Wad- dams (NBS/CCP) Economic regulation, competition, energy1 Network on Law, Justice and Regulation at UEA law-justice-regulation@uea.ac.uk 21 October 2010

  9. Power-laws and Non-Power-laws in Dark Matter Halos

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    R. N. Henriksen

    2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulated dark matter profiles are often modelled as a `NFW' density profile rather than a single power law. Recently, attention has turned to the rather rigorous power-law behaviour exhibited by the `pseudo phase-space density' of the dark matter halo, which is defined dimensionally in terms of the local density and velocity dispersion of the dark matter particles. The non-power-law behaviour of the density profile is generally taken to exclude simple scale-free, in-fall models; however the power-law behaviour of the `pseudo-density' is a counter indication. We argue in this paper that both behaviours may be at least qualitatively understood in terms of a dynamically evolving self-similarity, rather than the form for self-similar infall that is fixed by cosmological initial conditions. The evolution is likely due to collective relaxation such as that provided by the radial-orbit instability on large scales. We deduce, from a distribution function given by first order coarse-graining, both the NFW-type density profile and the power-law pseudo-density profile. The results are not greatly sensitive to variation about 3 in the power of the velocity dispersion used in the definition of the phase space pseudo-density. We suggest that the power 2 may create the more physical quantity, whose deviations from a power-law are a diagnostic of incomplete relaxation.

  10. Returning 2nd and 3rd Year Law Students The School of Law annually awards scholarships to outstanding students on the basis of

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    of the editorial staff of the Law Review at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The EditorReturning 2nd and 3rd Year Law Students The School of Law annually awards scholarships by the law school. They are open to all University of Memphis School of Law students who meet the specified

  11. Attack of the killer acronyms: The Future of IT Law 

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    Guadamuz, Andres

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper discusses the reliance of internet technology law on acronyms, and its deeper socio-legal impact. It suggests that this resonantes for the future of research, teaching, and practice within information technology law.

  12. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

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    Seamons, Kent E.

    -6) ...........................................................13 C. Credit for Co-Curricular (Law 793R §§1BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL Policies and Procedures March 2013 #12;Table ................................................................................1 C. Speakers

  13. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

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    Seamons, Kent E.

    -6) ...........................................................13 C. Credit for Co-Curricular (Law 793R §§1BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL Policies and Procedures November 2012 #12;Table ................................................................................1 C. Speakers

  14. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL

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    Seamons, Kent E.

    -6) ...........................................................13 C. Credit for Co-Curricular (Law 793R §§1BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL Policies and Procedures September 2011 (Revised ................................................................................1 C. Speakers

  15. VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS

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    Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

    VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS Athanasios E. Tzavaras Abstract. These lecture notes deal with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation

  16. TRANSBOUNDARY GROUNDWATER AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: PAST PRACTICES AND CURRENT IMPLICATIONS

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    Wolf, Aaron

    TRANSBOUNDARY GROUNDWATER AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: PAST PRACTICES AND CURRENT IMPLICATIONS By Kyoko........................................................................................................................................ 1 2. The Notion of Transboundary Groundwater................................................................................... 3 3. Evolution of International Groundwater Management in Environmental Law

  17. Tests of the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law

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    E. G. Adelberger; B. R. Heckel; A. E. Nelson

    2003-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We review recent experimental tests of the gravitational inverse-square law and the wide variety of theoretical considerations that suggest the law may break down in experimentally accessible regions.

  18. City of Madison- Solar and Wind Access and Planning Laws

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Madison, Wisconsin, has established several local laws to facilitate the planning and permitting of solar and wind systems. The planning guidelines are specific to solar, while the permitting laws...

  19. Forensic imaging tools for law enforcement

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    SMITHPETER,COLIN L.; SANDISON,DAVID R.; VARGO,TIMOTHY D.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional methods of gathering forensic evidence at crime scenes are encumbered by difficulties that limit local law enforcement efforts to apprehend offenders and bring them to justice. Working with a local law-enforcement agency, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a prototype multispectral imaging system that can speed up the investigative search task and provide additional and more accurate evidence. The system, called the Criminalistics Light-imaging Unit (CLU), has demonstrated the capabilities of locating fluorescing evidence at crime scenes under normal lighting conditions and of imaging other types of evidence, such as untreated fingerprints, by direct white-light reflectance. CLU employs state of the art technology that provides for viewing and recording of the entire search process on videotape. This report describes the work performed by Sandia to design, build, evaluate, and commercialize CLU.

  20. Lectures notes for introduction to environmental law

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    Cadwell, J.J.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This four-hour overview course is designed to briefly describe the environmental law system. The course provides an overview that managers and technical people will find useful as a beginning course or a course that puts formerly taken detailed courses in perspective. The course begins by defining environmental law and describing the legal system that establishes compliance obligations. Then, all the major Environmental Acts such as The Water Pollution Control Act, The National Environmental Policy Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) are briefly described and interrelated. All the environmental DOE Orders, selected books, and other source material are referenced. Radioactive pollutants are not discussed; however, reference material is provided.

  1. Weyl laws for partially open quantum maps

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    Emmanuel Schenck

    2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a toy model for "partially open" wave-mechanical system, like for instance a dielectric micro-cavity, in the semiclassical limit where ray dynamics is applicable. Our model is a quantized map on the 2-dimensional torus, with an additional damping at each time step, resulting in a subunitary propagator, or "damped quantum map". We obtain analogues of Weyl's laws for such maps in the semiclassical limit, and draw some more precise estimates when the classical dynamic is chaotic.

  2. Laws of thermodynamics and game theory

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    Lev Sakhnovich

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a game theory approach and a new extremal problem, Gibbs formula is proved in a most simple and general way for the classical mechanics case. A corresponding conjecture on the asymptotics of the classical entropy is formulated. For the ordinary quantum mechanics case, the third law of thermodynamics is derived. Some results on the number of ground states and residual entropy are obtained rigorously.

  3. Local semicircle law for random regular graphs

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    Roland Bauerschmidt; Antti Knowles; Horng-Tzer Yau

    2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider random $d$-regular graphs on $N$ vertices, with degree $d$ at least $(\\log N)^4$. We prove that the Green's function of the adjacency matrix and the Stieltjes transform of its empirical spectral measure are well approximated by Wigner's semicircle law, down to the optimal scale given by the typical eigenvalue spacing (up to a logarithmic correction). Aside from well-known consequences for the local eigenvalue distribution, this result implies the complete delocalization of all eigenvectors.

  4. Fractal Weyl law for Linux Kernel Architecture

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    L. Ermann; A. D. Chepelianskii; D. L. Shepelyansky

    2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the properties of spectrum and eigenstates of the Google matrix of a directed network formed by the procedure calls in the Linux Kernel. Our results obtained for various versions of the Linux Kernel show that the spectrum is characterized by the fractal Weyl law established recently for systems of quantum chaotic scattering and the Perron-Frobenius operators of dynamical maps. The fractal Weyl exponent is found to be $\

  5. Power-law tailed spectra from equilibrium

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    T. S. Biro; G. Purcsel; G. Gyorgyi; A. Jakovac; Zs. Schram

    2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose that power-law tailed hadron spectra may be viewed as stemming from a matter in an unconventional equilibrium state typical for non-extensive thermodynamics. A non-extensive Boltzmann equation, which is able to form such spectra as a stationary solution, is utilized as a rough model of quark matter hadronization. Basic ideas about non-extensive simulation of the QCD equation of state on the lattice are presented.

  6. Alternative fuel information: State alternative fuel laws and incentives

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    Not Available

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laws and incentives related to the use of alternative fuels in automobiles are listed for most states of USA.

  7. Disasters and the Law: The Legal Implications of Hurricane Katrina

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 224.9 Disasters and the Law: The Legal Implications of Hurricane Katrina (Spring 2006) Units: 3 Time: Mondays 3:20-6:00 Course Description: Recent hurricanes and other natural disasters demonstrate An Unnatural Disaster: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This report, spearheaded by University of Texas law

  8. Fractal Weyl law for quantum fractal eigenstates D. L. Shepelyansky

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    Shepelyansky, Dima

    Fractal Weyl law for quantum fractal eigenstates D. L. Shepelyansky Laboratoire de Physique of such states is described by the fractal Weyl law, and their Husimi distributions closely follow the strange, and the concept of the fractal Weyl law has been introduced to describe the dependence of the number of resonant

  9. Power laws in economics and elsewhere J. Doyne Farmer

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    Power laws in economics and elsewhere J. Doyne Farmer and John Geanakoplos May 14, 2008 Abstract We review power laws in financial economics. This is a chapter from a preliminary draft of a book called of it applies to power laws in general ­ the nouns may change, but the underlying questions are similar in many

  10. The Boston College Law School Alumni Connections Application for Facebook

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    Huang, Jianyu

    1 The Boston College Law School Alumni Connections Application for Facebook® How to add the BC Law Alumni Connections application to your Facebook profile............................................................. 2 How to bookmark the BC Law Alumni Connections application in Facebook so it shows on your profile

  11. OPTIMAL CONTROL OF SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS AND APPLICATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    OPTIMAL CONTROL OF SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS AND APPLICATION TO NON-EQUILIBRIUM TRAFFIC STEERING iteratively optimal control problems involving systems of conservation laws. The irregularity of discontinuous waves in computing an optimal (or suboptimal) control for systems of conservation laws

  12. SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Almor, Amit

    SCHOOL OF LAW ASSISTANT DEAN FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY University of South Carolina $ Columbia, South Carolina 29208 $ 803/777-8296 An Equal Opportunity Institution School of Law Computer Support Policy I. Purpose: This policy outlines the support provided for law school computers by the School

  13. Analysis of An Adaptive Sampler Based on Weber's Law

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    Dabeer, Onkar

    1 Analysis of An Adaptive Sampler Based on Weber's Law Onkar Dabeer Subhasis Chaudhuri Onkar Dabeer;2 Abstract Weber's law suggests a logarithmic relationship between perceptual stimuli and human perception. The Weber sampler is an adaptive, non-uniform sampling mechanism that exploits Weber's law to sample

  14. Isolation of stimulus characteristics contributing to Weber's law for position

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    Nottingham, University of

    Isolation of stimulus characteristics contributing to Weber's law for position David Whitaker a transition between the scales that determine threshold results in the continuum known as Weber's law; Vernier acuity; Weber's law 1. Introduction The ability to accurately and veridically locate objects

  15. Law and Order in Algorithmics Maarten M. Fokkinga

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    Fokkinga, Maarten M.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 5b Transformer and Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 5cLaw and Order in Algorithmics Maarten M. Fokkinga #12;CIP-DATA KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK, DEN HAAG Fokkinga, Maarten M. Law and Order in Algorithmics Maarten M. Fokkinga ­ [S.l.: s.n.] Thesis Enschede

  16. THE LAW OF VECTOR FIELDS Daniel H. Gottlieb

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    DANIEL H. GOTTLIEB What do I mean ? Look at the example of Newton's Law of Gravitation. HereTHE LAW OF VECTOR FIELDS Daniel H. Gottlieb 1. Introduction. When I was 13, the intellectual world. Something fantastically beautiful. This something is the existence of a few general laws or principles which

  17. THE LAW OF VECTOR FIELDS Daniel H. Gottlieb

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    ;2 DANIEL H. GOTTLIEB What do I mean ? Look at the example of Newton's Law of Gravitation. Here THE LAW OF VECTOR FIELDS Daniel H. Something fantastically beautiful. This something is the existence of a few general laws or principles which

  18. Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws

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    Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

    Viscosity and Relaxation Approximation for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws Athanasios E with the approximation of conservation laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discussed, as suggested by the second law

  19. Michigan Law School Pro Bono Program Organization Evaluation of Student

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Michigan Law School Pro Bono Program Organization Evaluation of Student Date Student Name the student perform in a professionally responsible manner? Would you supervise another Michigan Law student.) Comments or suggestions regarding Michigan Law School's Pro Bono Program. From: I certify that completed

  20. Certificate of Specialization in Energy and Clean Technology Law (LLM)

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Certificate of Specialization in Energy and Clean Technology Law (LLM) Requirements on a topic related to energy or clean technology law through one of the courses listed below that requires of the first week of classes. C t Environmental Law & Energy Policy IP, Entrepreneurship & Energy

  1. Boolean Theory laws proof Number Theory Character Theory

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    Hehner, Eric C.R.

    Review Boolean Theory laws proof Number Theory Character Theory Bunches Sets Strings Lists for loop 1/109 #12;Review Boolean Theory laws proof Number Theory Character Theory Bunches Sets Strings with exit for loop 2/109 #12;Review Boolean Theory laws proof Number Theory Character Theory Bunches Sets

  2. Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 W. Adams St.

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    Heller, Barbara

    Law Criminal Litigation Environmental and Energy Law Intellectual Property Law International, builds software tools, teaches classes, and supports faculty, staff, and student projects on access of risks and benefits. Emphasis is placed on forging a shared understanding of the problems at hand

  3. California Environmental Law and Policy Issues (Spring 2006)

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.71 California Environmental Law and Policy Issues (Spring 2006) Units: 2 CCN (2Ls/3Ls on a wide array of key California environmental law and policy issues. Guest speakers include academics. For approximately 25 years, he specialized in environmental and land use litigation, representing the State

  4. Business Law Law plays a role in our everyday lives. You don't have to be in a

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    Miles, Will

    Business Law Law plays a role in our everyday lives. You don't have to be in a courtroom to see in the business world, whether you're managing a personal business or working with corporate counsel. While the business law minor is not designed to make you a lawyer, it will help you recognize legal issues

  5. Fractional Power-Law Spatial Dispersion in Electrodynamics

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    Tarasov, Vasily E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric fields in non-local media with power-law spatial dispersion are discussed. Equations involving a fractional Laplacian in the Riesz form that describe the electric fields in such non-local media are studied. The generalizations of Coulomb's law and Debye's screening for power-law non-local media are characterized. We consider simple models with anomalous behavior of plasma-like media with power-law spatial dispersions. The suggested fractional differential models for these plasma-like media are discussed to describe non-local properties of power-law type.

  6. Systematic Breakdown of Amontons' Law of Friction for an Elastic Object Locally Obeying Amontons' Law

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    Michio Otsuki; Hiroshi Matsukawa

    2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In many sliding systems consisting of solid object on a solid substrate under dry condition, the friction force does not depend on the apparent contact area and is proportional to the loading force. This behaviour is called Amontons' law and indicates that the friction coefficient, or the ratio of the friction force to the loading force, is constant. Here, however, using numerical and analytical methods, we show that Amontons' law breaks down systematically under certain conditions for an elastic object experiencing a friction force that locally obeys Amontons' law. The macroscopic static friction coefficient, which corresponds to the onset of bulk sliding of the object, decreases as pressure or system length increases. This decrease results from precursor slips before the onset of bulk sliding, and is consistent with the results of certain previous experiments. The mechanisms for these behaviours are clarified. These results will provide new insight into controlling friction.

  7. Fractional power-law spatial dispersion in electrodynamics

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    Tarasov, Vasily E., E-mail: tarasov@theory.sinp.msu.ru [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Departamento de Análisis Matemático, Universidad de La Laguna, 38271 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Trujillo, Juan J., E-mail: jtrujill@ullmat.es [Departamento de Análisis Matemático, Universidad de La Laguna, 38271 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric fields in non-local media with power-law spatial dispersion are discussed. Equations involving a fractional Laplacian in the Riesz form that describe the electric fields in such non-local media are studied. The generalizations of Coulomb’s law and Debye’s screening for power-law non-local media are characterized. We consider simple models with anomalous behavior of plasma-like media with power-law spatial dispersions. The suggested fractional differential models for these plasma-like media are discussed to describe non-local properties of power-law type. -- Highlights: •Plasma-like non-local media with power-law spatial dispersion. •Fractional differential equations for electric fields in the media. •The generalizations of Coulomb’s law and Debye’s screening for the media.

  8. Inferring the Rate-Length Law of Protein Folding

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    Lane, Thomas J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the rate-length scaling law of protein folding, a key undetermined scaling law in the analytical theory of protein folding. We demonstrate that chain length is a dominant factor determining folding times, and that the unambiguous determination of the way chain length corre- lates with folding times could provide key mechanistic insight into the folding process. Four specific proposed laws (power law, exponential, and two stretched exponentials) are tested against one an- other, and it is found that the power law best explains the data. At the same time, the fit power law results in rates that are very fast, nearly unreasonably so in a biological context. We show that any of the proposed forms are viable, conclude that more data is necessary to unequivocally infer the rate-length law, and that such data could be obtained through a small number of protein folding experiments on large protein domains.

  9. Fractal Weyl law for chaotic microcavities: Fresnel's laws imply multifractal scattering

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    Jan Wiersig; Jörg Main

    2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that the harmonic inversion technique is a powerful tool to analyze the spectral properties of optical microcavities. As an interesting example we study the statistical properties of complex frequencies of the fully chaotic microstadium. We show that the conjectured fractal Weyl law for open chaotic systems [W. T. Lu, S. Sridhar, and M. Zworski, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 154101 (2003)] is valid for dielectric microcavities only if the concept of the chaotic repeller is extended to a multifractal by incorporating Fresnel's laws.

  10. Physical Consonance Law of Sound Waves

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    Mario Goto

    2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Sound consonance is the reason why it is possible to exist music in our life. However, rules of consonance between sounds had been found quite subjectively, just by hearing. To care for, the proposal is to establish a sound consonance law on the basis of mathematical and physical foundations. Nevertheless, the sensibility of the human auditory system to the audible range of frequencies is individual and depends on a several factors such as the age or the health in a such way that the human perception of the consonance as the pleasant sensation it produces, while reinforced by an exact physical relation, may involves as well the individual subjective feeling.

  11. Drag Law of Two Dimensional Granular Fluids

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    Satoshi Takada; Hisao Hayakawa

    2015-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Drag force law acting on a moving circular disk in a two-dimensional granular medium is analyzed based on the discrete element method (DEM). It is remarkable that the drag force on the moving disk in moderate dense and pure two-dimensional granular medium can be well reproduced by a perfect fluid with separation from the boundary. A yield force, being independent of the moving speed of the disk, appears if a dry friction between the granular disks and the bottom plate exists. The perfect fluidity is violated in this case. The yield force and the drag force diverge at the jamming point.

  12. Holographic Space-time and Newton's Law

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    Tom Banks; Willy Fischler

    2013-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive Newton's Law from the formalism of Holographic Space-Time (HST). More precisely, we show that for a large class of Hamiltonians of the type proposed previously for the HST description of a geodesic in Minkowski space, the eikonal for scattering of two massless particles at large impact parameter scales as expected with the impact parameter and the energies of the particles in the center of mass (CM) frame. We also discuss the criteria for black hole production in this collision, and find an estimate, purely within the HST framework, for the impact parameter at which it sets in, which coincides with the estimate based on general relativity.

  13. Error of law and flawed administrative acts

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    Feldman, David

    2014-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    , n. 1 above; R. v Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, ex parte Datafin plc [1987] Q.B. 815, CA; R. (Cart) v Upper Tribunal (Public Law Project and another intervening), n. 7 above. 28 R. (Shoesmith) v Ofsted [2011] EWCA Civ 642, [2011] P.T.S.R. 1459... 30 R. v Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, ex parte Guinness plc [1990] 1 Q.B. 146 at 177, [1989] 1 All E.R. 509 at 526, CA, per Lord Donaldson M.R. See also R. v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Swati and Butt [1986] 1 W.L.R. 477...

  14. Planck's Radiation Law in the Quantized Universe

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    Rainer Collier

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Physical research looks for clues to quantum properties of the gravitational field. On the basis of the common Schr\\"odinger theory, a simple model of the quantization of a Friedmann universe comprising dust and radiation is investigated. With regard to energy quantization, the result suggests a universal limitation of the energy spacing between neighbouring quantum states by the Planck energy. Applied to black-body radiation, a modified Planck radiation law follows. If this could be verified in the laboratory, it would provide a direct hint at quantum properties of the space-time manifold.

  15. Laws & Legal Resources | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122Commercial602 1,39732on ArmedManufacturingJune 17, 2015LMLandLaws & Legal

  16. NAC 484 - Traffic Laws | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources Jump to:MuskingumMyers-4 Jump-84 - Traffic Laws

  17. additional hard power-law: Topics by E-print Network

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    of a vector of parame... Robinson, Peter M 2012-01-01 49 Zipf's law, power laws, and maximum entropy CERN Preprints Summary: Zipf's law, and power laws in general, have...

  18. McGill/Shantou Summer Law Program The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that the McGill/Shantou Summer Law Program will be

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    Volesky, Bohumil

    costs in China. Financial assistance may be requested in exceptional cases. The remainder of the costs (Guangdong Province, China), will offer an exciting opportunity for McGill and Shantou law students to learn, China, May 19-30, 2014 inclusive. Program Objectives The joint program offered by the Faculty of Law

  19. Geothermal wetlands: an annotated bibliography of pertinent literature

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    Stanley, N.E.; Thurow, T.L.; Russell, B.F.; Sullivan, J.F.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This annotated bibliography covers the following topics: algae, wetland ecosystems; institutional aspects; macrophytes - general, production rates, and mineral absorption; trace metal absorption; wetland soils; water quality; and other aspects of marsh ecosystems. (MHR)

  20. Congrs de lAFC PERTINENCE DES PRINCIPES EQUATEUR

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    internationaux comme le Global Compact, le GRI, le Carbon Discolsure Project, les Principes Equateur, lISO 26 000

  1. Machine History Pertinent to Lower Hybird Coupler Analysis

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9November 6, InaprilU . S .

  2. A dynamical law for slow crack growth in polycarbonate films

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    Cortet, Pierre-Philippe; Ciliberto, Sergio

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study experimentally the slow growth of a single crack in polycarbonate films submitted to uniaxial and constant imposed stress. For this visco-plastic material, we uncover a dynamical law that describes the dependence of the instantaneous crack velocity with experimental parameters. The law involves a Dugdale-Barenblatt static description of crack tip plastic zones associated to an Eyring's law and an empirical dependence with the crack length that may come from a residual elastic field.

  3. Filament velocity scaling laws for warm ions

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    Manz, P. [Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany) [Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Carralero, D.; Birkenmeier, G.; Müller, H. W.; Scott, B. D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Müller, S. H. [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California at San Diego, San Diego 92093 (United States)] [Center for Momentum Transport and Flow Organization, University of California at San Diego, San Diego 92093 (United States); Fuchert, G. [Insitut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, Universität Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)] [Insitut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, Universität Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Stroth, U. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany) [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Assoziation, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str. 1, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics of filaments or blobs in the scrape-off layer of magnetic fusion devices are studied by magnitude estimates of a comprehensive drift-interchange-Alfvén fluid model. The standard blob models are reproduced in the cold ion case. Even though usually neglected, in the scrape-off layer, the ion temperature can exceed the electron temperature by an order of magnitude. The ion pressure affects the dynamics of filaments amongst others by adding up to the interchange drive and the polarisation current. It is shown how both effects modify the scaling laws for filament velocity in dependence of its size. Simplifications for experimentally relevant limit regimes are given. These are the sheath dissipation, collisional, and electromagnetic regime.

  4. Absolute conservation law for black holes

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    D. Grumiller; W. Kummer

    1999-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In all 2d theories of gravity a conservation law connects the (space-time dependent) mass aspect function at all times and all radii with an integral of the matter fields. It depends on an arbitrary constant which may be interpreted as determining the initial value together with the initial values for the matter field. We discuss this for spherically reduced Einstein-gravity in a diagonal metric and in a Bondi-Sachs metric using the first order formulation of spherically reduced gravity, which allows easy and direct fixations of any type of gauge. The relation of our conserved quantity to the ADM and Bondi mass is investigated. Further possible applications (ideal fluid, black holes in higher dimensions or AdS spacetimes etc.) are straightforward generalizations.

  5. The Ultimate Law of Social Evolution

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    Overlander, Jacob Alphaeus

    1901-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 THE ULTIf'ATE LAW OF SOCIAL E7GLUTI0?-T. I n de termin ing the u n d e r l y i n g force? o f the s o c i a l organism, t h e o r i s t s and s c i e n t i... in the KU Libraries’ Center for Digital Scholarship. http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Submitted to the Department of Sociology of the University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts P o c i t H g y • O v e r l...

  6. $?$-Deformed Statistics and Classical Fourmomentum Addition Law

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    M. Daszkiewicz; J. Lukierski; M. Woronowicz

    2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider $\\kappa$-deformed relativistic symmetries described algebraically by modified Majid-Ruegg bicrossproduct basis and investigate the quantization of field oscillators for the $\\kappa$-deformed free scalar fields on $\\kappa$-Minkowski space. By modification of standard multiplication rule, we postulate the $\\kappa$-deformed algebra of bosonic creation and annihilation operators. Our algebra permits to define the n-particle states with classical addition law for the fourmomenta in a way which is not in contradiction with the nonsymmetric quantum fourmomentum coproduct. We introduce $\\kappa$-deformed Fock space generated by our $\\kappa$-deformed oscillators which satisfy the standard algebraic relations with modified $\\kappa$-multiplication rule. We show that such a $\\kappa$-deformed bosonic Fock space is endowed with the conventional bosonic symmetry properties. Finally we discuss the role of $\\kappa$-deformed algebra of oscillators in field-theoretic noncommutative framework.

  7. Thermodynamic laws beyond free energy relations

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    Matteo Lostaglio; David Jennings; Terry Rudolph

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies have developed fundamental limitations on nanoscale thermodynamics, in terms of a set of independent free energy relations. Here we show that free energy relations cannot properly describe quantum coherence in thermodynamic processes. By casting time-asymmetry as a quantifiable, fundamental resource of a quantum state we arrive at an additional, independent set of thermodynamic laws, that naturally extend the existing ones. These asymmetry relations reveal that the traditional Szilard engine argument does not extend automatically to quantum coherences, but instead only relational coherences in a multipartite scenario can contribute to thermodynamic work. We find that coherence transformations are always irreversible. Our results also reveal additional structural parallels between thermodynamics and entanglement theory.

  8. A Legal Options Approach to EC Company Law

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    Hertig, Gerard; McCahery, Joseph A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2005), Enforcement of Corporate Governance Codes, ECGI LawETH Zurich). Professor of Corporate Governance and BusinessVisiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay

  9. Solar Easements and Local Option Solar Rights Laws

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    Utah's solar easement provisions are similar to easement provisions in many other states. Parties may voluntarily enter into written solar easement contracts that are enforceable by law. An...

  10. abortion law reform: Topics by E-print Network

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    to reform Massachusetts law Materials Science Websites Summary: , and access to health care. The course benefitted from the continued dedication of an exceptional teachingAdvocacy...

  11. Maximum entropy generation in open systems: the Fourth Law?

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    Umberto Lucia

    2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper develops an analytical and rigorous formulation of the maximum entropy generation principle. The result is suggested as the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics.

  12. Arms control and the rule of law

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    Tanzman, E.A.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many who speak of the end of the Cold War emphasize the warming of international relations when they speak of the momentous consequences of this event. According to this image, the half century since Trinity has been a period of sparse international communication during which the Eastern and Western blocs hibernated in their isolated dens of security alliances. Yet it is equally valid to consider the implications of the end of the war footing that has underlain the policies of all of the major military powers during the last fifty years. While meaningful international dialogue was in a state of relative lethargy during much of this period, the military establishments of the Great Powers were actively engaged in using as much force as possible in their efforts to control world affairs, short of triggering a nuclear holocaust. International discourse, at least in English, was rife with such military images as appeasement, containment, crisis stability, and tripwires. From the military posture of the U.S. and Russia a tense peace ironically emerged, but the terms by which decisions were made about controlling weapons of mass destruction (i.e., nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) were the terms of war. The thesis of this paper is that the end of the Cold War marks a shift away from reliance on military might toward an international commitment to control weapons of mass destruction through the rule of law developed by John Rawls. The progression of agreements during this century to limit weapons of mass destruction testifies to this new development. A review of arms control agreements that the U.S. is a part of show clear growth of the rule of law as the world has left the Cold War.

  13. Downloading Competition Law from a Regional Trade Agreement (RTA): A New Strategy to Introduce Competion Law in Bolivia and Ecuador

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    Marcos, Francisco

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    El derecho de la competencia en Bolivia”, Rev. Derecho de laal Consumidor. Casos de Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador,INTRODUCE COMPETITION LAW IN BOLIVIA AND ECUADOR Francisco

  14. To: Microsoft's Premier Preferred Provider Law Firms From: Brad Smith

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    Bernstein, Phil

    and the details concerning the Law Firm Diversity Program for Microsoft's Premier Preferred Provider (PPP) law that each PPP firm is eligible for a two percent quarterly or annual bonus based on whether it achieves of the PPP elections. First, we are pleased and honored to announce that all PPP firms have elected

  15. The Cultural Power of Law? Conjunctive Readings Bill Maurer

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    Brody, James P.

    The Cultural Power of Law? Conjunctive Readings Bill Maurer Sally Merry's (1999) Colonizing Hawai'i: The Cultural Power of Law provides a compelling account of the cultural transformation of the Kingdom of Hawaii: Adulterers had the ``choice'' to work off their sentences by building roads for the chiefs. And people deemed

  16. Two samples test for discrete power-law distributions

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    Bessi, Alessandro

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power-law distributions occur in wide variety of physical, biological, and social phenomena. In this paper, we propose a statistical hypothesis test based on the log-likelihood ratio to assess whether two samples of discrete data are drawn from the same power-law distribution.

  17. Weber's Law and Weberized TV Restoration Jianhong Shen

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Weber's Law and Weberized TV Restoration Jianhong Shen School of Mathematics University the influence of human vi­ sion psychology. Weber's Law in psychology and psychophysics claims that hu­ man [Physica D, 60:259­268, 1992]. We study the issues of existence and uniqueness for the pro­ posed Weberized

  18. The Composition and Validation of Heterogeneous Control Laws Benjamin Kuipersy

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    Kuipers, Benjamin

    Introduction Much control theory is based on linear models. This works very well for steady state regulation cation." Again, design and validation of these control laws is based primarily on experienceThe Composition and Validation of Heterogeneous Control Laws Benjamin Kuipersy University of Texas

  19. Law, Logic and Language in Legal Computer Science

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    Cheng, Eugenia

    Law, Logic and Language in Legal Computer Science Michael Heather School of Law University of Northumbria at Newcastle, NE1 8ST, UK B.Nick Rossiter Computing Science Newcastle University, NE1 7RU B.N.Rossiter@ncl.ac.uk November 1995 Abstract Legal computer science requires a theoretical basis which can be realized

  20. W&L Law Program Facts: # of Clinics: 6

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    Marsh, David

    W&L Law Program Facts: # of Clinics: 6 # of Students Participating in Clinics: 61 # of Students Endowment Opportunities Clinic Endowment $1,500,000 The Third Year Program requires every student to have their work in the clinics. The Law School currently has six clinics: Black Lung, Tax, Community Legal

  1. UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE LAW CLINIC Where we began

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    Mottram, Nigel

    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE LAW CLINIC #12;Where we began Launched in October 2003 by Professor Donald Nicolson. The first university Law Clinic in Scotland. Provides free legal assistance to people Prisons Project Initial Advice Clinics Consumer Project Innocence Project Schools Project #12;Peer

  2. Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in

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    Strathclyde, University of

    Strathclyde Law School "The Politics of Biotechnology Regulation ­ Perceptions of morality, trade, and EU-China and Politics in RiskRegulation of GMOs: A Comparison between the EU and China" 2:45 ­ 3:15 Coffee Break 3Law, Technology and Development Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations 11 November 2014

  3. Remote Stabilization via Communication Networks with a Distributed Control Law

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Remote Stabilization via Communication Networks with a Distributed Control Law Emmanuel Witrant the problem of remote stabilization via communication networks involving some time- varying delays of known average dynamics. This problem arises when the control law is remotely implemented and leads

  4. Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics

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    Loss, Daniel

    ARTICLES Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics FERNANDO G. S. L. BRAND~AO1 aim to draw from them formal analogies to the second law of thermodynamics; however, whereas relationship with thermodynamics may be established when considering all non-entangling transformations

  5. Conservation laws in gravitational theories with general nonminimal coupling

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    Yuri N. Obukhov; Dirk Puetzfeld

    2013-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the Lagrange-Noether methods to derive the conservation laws for models in which matter interacts nonminimally with the gravitational field. The nonminimal coupling function can depend arbitrarily on the gravitational field strength. The obtained result generalizes earlier findings. The generalized conservation laws provide the basis for the derivation of the equations of motion for the nonminimally coupled test bodies.

  6. Relic gravitational waves and the generalized second law

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    German Izquierdo; Diego Pavon

    2005-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The generalized second law of gravitational thermodynamics is applied to the present era of accelerated expansion of the Universe. In spite of the fact that the entropy of matter and relic gravitational waves inside the event horizon diminish, the mentioned law is fulfilled provided that the expression for the entropy density of the gravitational waves satisfies a certain condition.

  7. Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation

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    Hatton, Les

    Modulated power-law behaviour in Stirling's approximation Les Hatton CISM, University of Kingston. This argument used Stirling's approximation which limits its relevance to larger component sizes. Although power to broaden Stirling's approximation to see if it corresponds with the departures from power-law observed

  8. California Environmental Law and Policy Issues (Spring 2007)

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Law 273.71 California Environmental Law and Policy Issues (Spring 2007) Units: 2 CCN (2Ls/3Ls and policy issues. Guest speakers include academics, practicing environmental attorneys, and non. For approximately 25 years, he specialized in environmental and land use litigation, representing the State

  9. A Kinematic Conservation Law in Free Surface Flow

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    Sergey Gavrilyuk; Henrik Kalisch; Zahra Khorsand

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Green-Naghdi system is used to model highly nonlinear weakly dispersive waves propagating at the surface of a shallow layer of a perfect fluid. The system has three associated conservation laws which describe the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy due to the surface wave motion. In addition, the system features a fourth conservation law which is the main focus of this note. It is shown how this fourth conservation law can be interpreted in terms of a concrete kinematic quantity connected to the evolution of the tangent velocity at the free surface. The equation for the tangent velocity is first derived for the full Euler equations in both two and three dimensional flows, and in both cases, it gives rise to an approximate balance law in the Green-Naghdi theory which turns out to be identical to the fourth conservation law for this system.

  10. Power-law connections: From Zipf to Heaps and beyond

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    Eliazar, Iddo I., E-mail: eliazar@post.tau.ac.il [Holon Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 305, Holon 58102 (Israel); Cohen, Morrel H., E-mail: mcohen@physics.rutgers.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we explore the asymptotic statistics of a general model of rank distributions in the large-ensemble limit; the construction of the general model is motivated by recent empirical studies of rank distributions. Applying Lorenzian, oligarchic, and Heapsian asymptotic analyses we establish a comprehensive set of closed-form results linking together rank distributions, probability distributions, oligarchy sizes, and innovation rates. In particular, the general results reveal the fundamental underlying connections between Zipf’s law, Pareto’s law, and Heaps’ law—three elemental empirical power-laws that are ubiquitously observed in the sciences. -- Highlights: ? The large-ensemble asymptotic statistics of rank distributions are explored. ? Lorenzian, oligarchic, and Heapsian asymptotic analyses are applied. ? Associated oligarchy sizes and induced innovation rates are analyzed. ? General elemental statistical connections are established. ? The underlying connections between Zipf’s, Pareto’s and Heaps’ laws are unveiled.

  11. The Radiometric Bode's Law and Extrasolar Planets

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    Joseph Lazio; W. M. Farrell; Jill Dietrick; Elizabeth Greenlees; Emily Hogan; Christopher Jones; L. A. Hennig

    2004-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We predict the radio flux densities of the extrasolar planets in the current census, making use of an empirical relation--the radiometric Bode's Law--determined from the five ``magnetic'' planets in the solar system (Earth and the four gas giants). Radio emission from these planets results from solar-wind powered electron currents depositing energy in the magnetic polar regions. We find that most of the known extrasolar planets should emit in the frequency range 10--1000 MHz and, under favorable circumstances, have typical flux densities as large as 1 mJy. We also describe an initial, systematic effort to search for radio emission in low radio frequency images acquired with the Very Large Array. The limits set by the VLA images (~ 300 mJy) are consistent with, but do not provide strong constraints on, the predictions of the model. Future radio telescopes, such as the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), should be able to detect the known extrasolar planets or place austere limits on their radio emission. Planets with masses much lower than those in the current census will probably radiate below 10 MHz and will require a space-based array.

  12. Determining the extragalactic extinction law with SALT

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    Ido Finkelman; Noah Brosch; Alexei Y. Kniazev; David Buckley; Darragh O'Donoghue; Yas Hashimoto; Nicola Loaring; Encarni Romero; Martin Still; Petri Vaisanen

    2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present CCD imaging observations of early-type galaxies with dark lanes obtained with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) during its performance-verification phase. We derive the extinction law by the extragalactic dust in the dark lanes in the spectral range 1.11mu m^{-1} < lambda^{-1} < 2.94 mu m^{-1} by fitting model galaxies to the unextinguished parts of the image, and subtracting from these the actual images. We find that the extinction curves run parallel to the Galactic extinction curve, which implies that the properties of dust in the extragalactic enviroment are similar to those of the Milky Way. The ratio of the total V band extinction to the selective extinction between the V and B bands is derived for each galaxy with an average of 2.82+-0.38, compared to a canonical value of 3.1 for the Milky Way. The similar values imply that galaxies with well-defined dark lanes have characteristic dust grain sizes similar to those of Galactic dust.

  13. From Key Numbers to Keywords: How Automation Has Transformed the Law

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    Hanson, F. Allan

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 563 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 564 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 565 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 566 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 567 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 568 2002 Hein...Online -- 94 Law Libr. J. 569 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 570 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 571 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 572 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 573 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J. 574 2002 HeinOnline -- 94 Law Libr. J...

  14. OGEL (Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence): Focussing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law,

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    Dixon, Juan

    About OGEL OGEL (Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence): Focussing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas- energy geopolitics. For full Terms & Conditions and subscription rates

  15. M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1

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    Bahrami, Majid

    M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics The second law of thermodynamics asserts that processes occur it satisfies both the first and the second laws of thermodynamics. The second law also asserts that energy

  16. LEXSEE 16 BERKELEY TECH L J 1 Copyright (c) 2001 Berkeley Technology Law Journal

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Page 1 LEXSEE 16 BERKELEY TECH L J 1 Copyright (c) 2001 Berkeley Technology Law Journal Berkeley Technology Law Journal 2001 16 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 LENGTH: 3937 words ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY Law Journal; J.D. candidate, 2001, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; Ph

  17. D-1 2013 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    : Radioactive Waste Management 07/09/1999 DOE P 450.5 Policy: Line Environment, Safety, and Health Oversight 06 Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities 40 CFR 266 Standards for the Management of Special Pertinent to BNL DOE DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS DOE O 231.1B Order: Environment, Safety

  18. D-1 2011 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    : Radioactive Waste Management 07/09/1999 DOE P 450.5 Policy: Line Environment, Safety, and Health Oversight 06 Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities 40 CFR 266 Standards for the Management of Special Pertinent to BNL DOE DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS DOE O 231.1B Order: Environment, Safety

  19. D-1 2012 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    : Radioactive Waste Management 07/09/1999 DOE P 450.5 Policy: Line Environment, Safety, and Health Oversight 06 Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities 40 CFR 266 Standards for the Management of Special Pertinent to BNL DOE DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS DOE O 231.1B Order: Environment, Safety

  20. D-1 2004 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 435.1 Order, Change 1: Radioactive Waste Management 08/28/2001 DOE O 450.1 Order: Environmental

  1. D-1 2010 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS, AND STANDARDS DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 430.2B Departmental Energy, Utilities, and Transportation Management 02/27/2008 DOE O 435

  2. School of Law Catalog 2008-2009 Vol. 2009, No. 2, June 30, 2008

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    School of Law Catalog 2008-2009 Vol. 2009, No. 2, June 30, 2008 Periodical postage paid at Lawrence ........................................................ 3 The University of Kansas Administration .................................. 3 School of Law Administration ...................................................... 3 The School of Law and Its Programs

  3. Power Law Discounting for N-Gram Language Models 

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    Huang, Songfang; Renals, Steve

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an approximation to the Bayesian hierarchical Pitman-Yor process language model which maintains the power law distribution over word tokens, while not requiring a computationally expensive approximate inference process. This approximation...

  4. OBTAINING LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS FOR IDEAL GASES USING ELASTIC COLLISIONS

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    Montgomery-Smith, Stephen

    momenta. In [3], this work was used to simulate the Carnot cycle. This paper gives a slightly different Newtonian. For example, the motion is reversible, thus demonstrating that the second law of thermodynamics

  5. LETTER TO A LAW STUDENT INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

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    Zhou, Pei

    LETTER TO A LAW STUDENT INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE WILLIAM P. QUIGLEY* Dear Bridgette: I am. For further reading on this topic, see William P. Quigley, Revolution- ary Lawyering: Addressing the Root

  6. www.postersession.com Conformal Conservation Laws and Geometric Integration

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    Moore, Brian

    Equations · Schrdinger Equations · Shallow-Water Equations Many conservation laws are derived directly from in conformal multi-symplectic form Residual in local conformal probability Residual in total conformal

  7. Numerical modelling of hyperbolic conservation laws using bicharacteristics

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    Hanke-Bourgeois, Martin

    volume methods -1- #12;Overview I. Hyperbolic Conservation Laws Theory of bicharacteristics and evolution, bicharacteritsics stability, accuracy, error analysis III. Numerical Experiments: Wave equation system, Euler eqs finite volume methods -2- #12;· airflow · hydraulic schock · meteorological flow Source: efluid

  8. mer School of Law faculty member Sumner M.

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    Goldberg, Bennett

    that will kick-start the construction of an addition to LAW's main tower on the Charles River Campus. "On behalf assistant at the time, went on to become general counsel of National Amusements, the theatrical exhibition

  9. Random Walks with Lookahead in Power Law Random Graphs

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    Mihail, Milena

    1 Random Walks with Lookahead in Power Law Random Graphs Milena Mihail Amin Saberi Prasad Tetali Georgia Institute of Technology Email: mihail, saberi¡ @cc.gatech.edu tetali@math.cc.gatech.edu Abstract

  10. Area Law for Gapless States from Local Entanglement Thermodynamics

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    Swingle, Brian

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate an area law bound on the ground state entanglement entropy of a wide class of gapless quantum states of matter using a strategy called local entanglement thermodynamics. The bound depends only on thermodynamic data, actually a single exponent, the hyper-scaling violation exponent $\\theta$. All systems in $d$ spatial dimensions obeying our scaling assumptions and with $\\theta < d-1$ obey the area law, while systems with $\\theta = d-1$ can violate the area law at most logarithmically. We also discuss the case of frustration-free Hamiltonians and show that to violate the area law more than logarithmically these systems must have an unusually large number of low energy states. Finally, we make contact with the recently proposed $s$-source framework and argue that $\\theta$ and $s$ are related by $s=2^\\theta$.

  11. Dynamic intrahousehold bargaining, matrimonial property law and suicide in Canada

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    Adam, Christopher; Hoddinott, John; Ligon, Ethan A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PROPERTY LAW AND SUICIDE IN CANADA Gar?nkel, B. and H.Economy 82, 83–98. Health and Welfare Canada (1989).Suicide in canada. Technical report, National Task Force on

  12. Presumption of Noninfringement: Amending the Law on Educational Fair Use

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    Gurman, Diane

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Law Review, 74, 617-655. Sony v. Universal City Studios, 464Court, in the case of Sony v. Universal City Studios,rigid bright-line approach” (Sony v. Universal City Studios,

  13. "Law As . . .": Theory and Practice in Legal History

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    arguments Orren would elaborate in her book Belated Feudalism.2 The metaphysics in Orren's title were those & Andrew J. King eds., 1992). 2. KAREN ORREN, BELATED FEUDALISM: LABOR, THE LAW, AND LIBERAL DEVELOPMENT

  14. VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS OF CONSERVATION LAWS

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    Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

    VISCOSITY AND RELAXATION APPROXIMATIONS FOR HYPERBOLIC SYSTEMS deal with the approximation of conservation * *laws via viscosity or relaxation. The following topics are covered: The general structure of viscosity and relaxation approximations is discu

  15. Preliminary Investigation of Sulfur Loading in Hanford LAW Glass

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    Vienna, John D.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Buchmiller, William C.; Ricklefs, Joel S.

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A preliminary estimate was developed for loading limits for high-sulfur low-activity waste (LAW) feeds that will be vitrified into borosilicate glass at the Hanford Site in the waste-cleanup effort. Previous studies reported in the literature were consulted to provide a basis for the estimate. The examination of previous studies led to questions about sulfur loading in Hanford LAW glass, and scoping tests were performed to help answer these questions. These results of these tests indicated that a formulation approach developed by Vienna and colleagues shows promise for maximizing LAW loading in glass. However, there is a clear need for follow-on work. The potential for significantly lowering the amount of LAW glass produced at Hanford (after the initial phase of processing) because of higher sulfur tolerances may outweigh the cost and effort required to perform the necessary testing.

  16. First law energy balance as a data screening tool 

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    Shao, Xiaojie

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis defines the Energy Balance Load ( BL E ) as the difference between the heating requirements plus the electric gains in the building and the cooling coil loads. It then applies a first law energy balance in ...

  17. Welcoming the Outsider: Local Construction of the Law towards Immigrants

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    Williams, Linda M.

    2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the local construction of law on the street regarding immigrants. Local agencies play a key role in immigration enforcement and in providing services to immigrants. They are increasingly the face ...

  18. Centre for Environmental Law -Macquarie Sustainability Macquarie University

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    Wang, Yan

    : · As an institution we function as a sustainable community, embodying responsible consumption of energy, water, foodCentre for Environmental Law - Macquarie Sustainability Macquarie University Self-Guided Sustainability Tour #12;Acknowledgements Self-Guided Sustainability Tour Macquarie University Centre

  19. Petroleum Products and Alternative Fuels Tax Law (Tennessee)

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    The Petroleum Products and Alternative Fuels Tax Law is relevant to all natural gas and/or biofuel projects. Compressed Natural Gas CNG, petroleum product and/or alternative dealers must apply for...

  20. Solar and Wind Easements and Local Option Rights Laws

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    Minnesota law provides for the creation of solar and wind easements for solar and wind-energy systems. As in many other states, these easements are voluntary contracts. However, unlike similar...

  1. Solar Easements and Local Option Solar Rights Laws

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    New York's real property laws allow for the creation of solar easements. Like those in many other states, these are voluntary contracts which must be entered into in order to ensure uninterrupted...

  2. Hanford Low Activity Waste (LAW) Fluidized Bed Steam Reformer...

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    Low Activity Waste (LAW) Fluidized Bed Steam Reformer (FBSR) Na-Al-Si (NAS) Waste Form Qualification C.M. Jantzen and E.M. Pierce November 18, 2010 2 Participating Organizations 3...

  3. Louisiana Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Law (Louisiana)

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    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality manages solid waste for the state of Louisiana under the authority of the Solid Waste Management and Resource Recover Law. The Department makes...

  4. Analysis of self-similar solutions of multidimensional conservation laws

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    Keyfitz, Barbara

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This project focused on analysis of multidimensional conservation laws, specifically on extensions to the study of self-siminar solutions, a project initiated by the PI. In addition, progress was made on an approach to studying conservation laws of very low regularity; in this research, the context was a novel problem in chromatography. Two graduate students in mathematics were supported during the grant period, and have almost completed their thesis research.

  5. Tolman's law in linear irreversible thermodynamics: a kinetic theory approach

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    A. Sandoval-Villalbazo; A. L. Garcia-Perciante; D. Brun-Battistini

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper it is shown that Tolman's law can be derived from relativistic kinetic theory applied to a simple fluid in a BGK-like approximation. Using this framework, it becomes clear that the contribution of the gravitational field can be viewed as a cross effect that resembles the so-called \\emph{Thomson effect} in irreversible thermodynamics. A proper generalization of Tolman's law in an inhomogeneous medium is formally established based on these grounds.

  6. Perturbed Power-law parameters from WMAP7

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    Minu Joy; Tarun Souradeep

    2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a perturbative approach for studying inflation models with soft departures from scale free spectra of the power law model. In the perturbed power law (PPL) approach one obtains at the leading order both the scalar and tensor power spectra with the running of their spectral indices, in contrast to the widely used slow roll expansion. The PPL spectrum is confronted data and we show that the PPL parameters are well estimated from WMAP-7 data.

  7. Perturbed Power-law parameters from WMAP7

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    Joy, Minu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a perturbative approach for studying inflation models with soft departures from scale free spectra of the power law model. In the perturbed power law (PPL) approach one obtains at the leading order both the scalar and tensor power spectra with the running of their spectral indices, in contrast to the widely used slow roll expansion. The PPL spectrum is confronted data and we show that the PPL parameters are well estimated from WMAP-7 data.

  8. Physical process first law and caustic avoidance for Rindler horizon

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    Srijit Bhattacharjee; Sudipta Sarkar

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the perturbation induced by a slowly rotating massive object as it passes through a Rindler horizon. It is shown that the passage of this object can be approximately modeled as Delta\\,function type tidal distortions hitting the horizon. Further, following the analysis presented by Amsel, Marolf and Virmani related to the issue of the validity of physical process first law, we establish a condition on the size of the object so that this law holds for the Rindler horizon.

  9. A New Polyethylene Scattering Law Determined Using Inelastic Neutron Scattering

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    Lavelle, Christopher M [ORNL; Liu, C [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Stone, Matthew B [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monte Carlo neutron transport codes such as MCNP rely on accurate data for nuclear physics cross-sections to produce accurate results. At low energy, this takes the form of scattering laws based on the dynamic structure factor, S (Q, E). High density polyethylene (HDPE) is frequently employed as a neutron moderator at both high and low temperatures, however the only cross-sections available are for T =300 K, and the evaluation has not been updated in quite some time. In this paper we describe inelastic neutron scattering measurements on HDPE at 5 and 300 K which are used to improve the scattering law for HDPE. We describe the experimental methods, review some of the past HDPE scattering laws, and compare computations using these models to the measured S (Q, E). The total cross-section is compared to available data, and the treatment of the carbon secondary scatterer as a free gas is assessed. We also discuss the use of the measurement itself as a scattering law via the 1 phonon approximation. We show that a scattering law computed using a more detailed model for the Generalized Density of States (GDOS) compares more favorably to this experiment, suggesting that inelastic neutron scattering can play an important role in both the development and validation of new scattering laws for Monte Carlo work.

  10. Rule by Law in Ethiopia: Rendering Constitutional Limits on Government Power Nonsensical

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    Abebe, Adem

    and substantive, “thin” and “thick” conceptions of the rule of law. This paper will assess the constitutional basis and understanding of the rule of law and limits on government power in Ethiopia. It discusses the manifestation of rule by law or the law of rules...

  11. SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY WITH LAW ENCODING DIAGRAMS Peter C-H. Cheng

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    Cheng, Peter

    - 1 - SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY WITH LAW ENCODING DIAGRAMS Peter C-H. Cheng ESRC Centre for Research the concept of Law Encoding Diagrams, LEDs, and argues that they have had a role in scientific discovery the underlying relations of a law, or a system of simultaneous laws, in the structure of a diagram by the means

  12. memphis.edu/law A 2 0 1 2 -2 0 1 3

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    memphis.edu/law A 2 0 1 2 - 2 0 1 3 #12;B www.memphis.edu/law The University of Memphis Cecil C are considering the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as you plan for a legal career. We are building upon our 3 The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law: Preparation for Tomorrow The Cecil C. Humphreys School

  13. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu)

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    Byrne, Charles

    strong evidence for Newton's law of universal gravitation. 1 Preliminaries Kepler worked from 1601's law of universal gravitation. How Kepler discovered these laws without the aid of analytic geometry's inverse square law for gravitational attraction. 2 A Little Vector Calculus We consider a body

  14. The importance of domestic law to international arms control

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    Lehman, R.F. II

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of arms control and disarmament tend to focus on political, military, and diplomatic processes. Recently, in the context of the conversion of defense activities to civilian use, the economic aspects of arms control have also received renewed interest. The legal dimension, however, is in need of fresh examination. Both international and domestic law are sailing increasingly in uncharted waters. Recent arms control agreements and related developments in international peacekeeping have expanded the scope of international law and altered how one perceives certain fundamentals, including the principle of national sovereignty. Still, the nation state is largely unchallenged as the primary actor in international affairs. National governments retain near absolute sovereign rights and responsibilities even in an age of trans-national economic integration and codified international norms for human rights, freedom of the press, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Indeed, the role of domestic law in arms control and disarmament may be more significant now than ever before. A brief review of relationships between arms control and domestic law should illustrate ways in which ones thinking has been underestimating the importance of domestic law. Hopefully, this survey will set the stage properly for the excellent, more detailed case studies by Elinor Hammarskjold and Alan Crawford. Toward that end, this paper will highlight a number of more general, and sometimes provocative, themes. These themes should be kept in mind when those two complementary presentations are considered.

  15. Copyright 2009 by Northwestern University School of Law Printed in U.S.A. Northwestern University Law Review Vol. 103, No. 4

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    Wintner, Shuly

    Copyright 2009 by Northwestern University School of Law Printed in U.S.A. Northwestern University Law Review Vol. 103, No. 4 1 RECONCEPTUALIZING TRESPASS Gideon Parchomovsky* & Alex Stein............................................................................ 22 C. The Market-Rent Exception

  16. Modelling power-law spread of infectious diseases

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    Meyer, Sebastian

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Short-time human travel behaviour can be well described by a power law with respect to distance. We incorporate this information in space-time models for infectious disease surveillance data to better capture the dynamics of disease spread. Two previously established model classes are extended, which both decompose disease risk additively into endemic and epidemic components: a space-time point process model for individual point-referenced data, and a multivariate time series model for aggregated count data. In both frameworks, the power-law spread is embedded into the epidemic component and its decay parameter is estimated simultaneously with all other unknown parameters using (penalised) likelihood inference. The performance of the new approach is investigated by a re-analysis of individual cases of invasive meningococcal disease in Germany (2002-2008), and count data on influenza in 140 administrative districts of Southern Germany (2001-2008). In both applications, the power-law formulations substantially ...

  17. What are the Hidden Quantum Processes Behind Newton's Laws?

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    Ostoma, T; Ostoma, Tom; Trushyk, Mike

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the hidden quantum processes that are responsible for Newton's laws of motion and Newton's universal law of gravity. We apply Electro-Magnetic Quantum Gravity or EMQG to investigate Newtonian classical physics. EQMG is a quantum gravity theory that is manifestly compatible with Cellular Automata (CA) theory, a new paradigm for physical reality. EMQG is also based on a theory of inertia proposed by R. Haisch, A. Rueda, and H. Puthoff, which we modified and called Quantum Inertia (QI). Quantum Inertia theory states that in Newton's 2nd law of motion (F=MA), inertia is caused by the strictly local electrical force interactions bewteen matter (ultimately composed of electrically charged quantum particles) and the surrounding electrically charged virtual particles of the quantum vacuum. When an electrically charged particle is accelerated, an electrical force results between the particle and the surrounding electrically charged virtual particles of the quantum vacuum appears in a direction to oppose...

  18. Letter Report: LAW Simulant Development for Cast Stone Screening Test

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    Russell, Renee L.; Westsik, Joseph H.; Swanberg, David J.; Eibling, Russell E.; Cozzi, Alex; Lindberg, Michael J.; Josephson, Gary B.; Rinehart, Donald E.

    2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    More than 56 million gallons of radioactive and hazardous waste are stored in 177 underground storage tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is being constructed to treat the wastes and immobilize them in a glass waste form. The WTP includes a pretreatment facility to separate the wastes into a small volume of high-level waste (HLW) containing most of the radioactivity and a larger volume of low-activity waste (LAW) containing most of the nonradioactive chemicals. The HLW will be converted to glass in the HLW vitrification facility for ultimate disposal at an offsite federal repository. At least a portion (~35%) of the LAW will be converted to glass in the LAW vitrification facility and will be disposed of onsite at the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF). The pretreatment and HLW vitrification facilities will have the capacity to treat and immobilize the wastes destined for each facility. However, a second facility will be needed for the expected volume of additional LAW requiring immobilization. A cementitious waste form known as Cast Stone is being considered to provide the required additional LAW immobilization capacity. The Cast Stone waste form must be acceptable for disposal in the IDF. The Cast Stone waste form and immobilization process must be tested to demonstrate that the final Cast Stone waste form can comply with waste acceptance criteria for the IDF disposal facility and that the immobilization processes can be controlled to consistently provide an acceptable waste form product. Further, the waste form must be tested to provide the technical basis for understanding the long term performance of the waste form in the IDF disposal environment. These waste form performance data are needed to support risk assessment and performance assessment (PA) analyses of the long-term environmental impact of the waste disposal in the IDF. A testing program was developed in fiscal year (FY) 2012 describing in some detail the work needed to develop and qualify Cast Stone as a waste form for the solidification of Hanford LAW (Westsik et al. 2012). Included within Westsik et al. (2012) is a section on the near-term needs to address Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-062-40ZZ. The objectives of the testing program to be conducted in FY 2013 and FY 2014 are to: • Determine an acceptable formulation for the LAW Cast Stone waste form. • Evaluate sources of dry materials for preparing the LAW Cast Stone. • Demonstrate the robustness of the Cast Stone waste form for a range of LAW compositions. • Demonstrate the robustness of the formulation for variability in the Cast Stone process. • Provide Cast Stone contaminant release data for PA and risk assessment evaluations. The first step in determining an acceptable formulation for the LAW Cast Stone waste form is to conduct screening tests to examine expected ranges in pretreated LAW composition, waste stream concentrations, dry-materials sources, and mix ratios of waste feed to dry blend. A statistically designed test matrix will be used to evaluate the effects of these key parameters on the properties of the Cast Stone as it is initially prepared and after curing. The second phase of testing will focus on selection of a baseline Cast Stone formulation for LAW and demonstrating that Cast Stone can meet expected waste form requirements for disposal in the IDF. It is expected that this testing will use the results of the screening tests to define a smaller suite of tests to refine the composition of the baseline Cast Stone formulation (e.g. waste concentration, water to dry mix ratio, waste loading).

  19. Will Moores law be sufficient?

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    DeBenedictis, Erik P.

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It seems well understood that supercomputer simulation is an enabler for scientific discoveries, weapons, and other activities of value to society. It also seems widely believed that Moore's Law will make progressively more powerful supercomputers over time and thus enable more of these contributions. This paper seeks to add detail to these arguments, revealing them to be generally correct but not a smooth and effortless progression. This paper will review some key problems that can be solved with supercomputer simulation, showing that more powerful supercomputers will be useful up to a very high yet finite limit of around 1021 FLOPS (1 Zettaflops) . The review will also show the basic nature of these extreme problems. This paper will review work by others showing that the theoretical maximum supercomputer power is very high indeed, but will explain how a straightforward extrapolation of Moore's Law will lead to technological maturity in a few decades. The power of a supercomputer at the maturity of Moore's Law will be very high by today's standards at 1016-1019 FLOPS (100 Petaflops to 10 Exaflops), depending on architecture, but distinctly below the level required for the most ambitious applications. Having established that Moore's Law will not be that last word in supercomputing, this paper will explore the nearer term issue of what a supercomputer will look like at maturity of Moore's Law. Our approach will quantify the maximum performance as permitted by the laws of physics for extension of current technology and then find a design that approaches this limit closely. We study a 'multi-architecture' for supercomputers that combines a microprocessor with other 'advanced' concepts and find it can reach the limits as well. This approach should be quite viable in the future because the microprocessor would provide compatibility with existing codes and programming styles while the 'advanced' features would provide a boost to the limits of performance.

  20. United States Export Control Laws Current export laws control both hardware and information regarding a wide range of technologies in a way that

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    United States Export Control Laws Current export laws control both hardware and information Information and Guidelines: United States Export Control Laws, on the CSU Export Control website (http://web.research.colostate.edu/OSP/export.aspx). 1. What are Export Controls? The United States government has a vested interest in protecting

  1. The Reception in Honor of the 2032 Graduating Class of the Global Law Program of the University of Lucerne School of Law

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    Wintner, Shuly

    of Lucerne School of Law - Memories from the Future Alexander H. E. Morawa "I Have a Dream.................................................................................7 How to Design a Global Law School for Lucerne and Elsewhere for the Year 2032, I was attending the graduation of the 2032 class of the University of Lucerne's global law program

  2. Local Gravity Constraints and Power Law f(R) Theories

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    Yousef Bisabr

    2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a conformal equivalence between power law $f(R)$ theories and scalar field theories in which the scalar degree of freedom evolves under the action of an exponential potential function. In the scalar field representation there is a strong coupling of the scalar field with the matter sector due to the conformal transformation. We use chameleon mechanism to implement constraints on the potential function of the scalar field in order that the resulting model be in accord with Solar System experiments. Investigation of these constraints reveals that there may be no possibility to distinguish between a power law $f(R)$ function and the usual Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian density.

  3. Power-law friction in closely-packed granular materials

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    Takahiro Hatano

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to understand the nature of friction in closely-packed granular materials, a discrete element simulation on granular layers subjected to isobaric plain shear is performed. It is found that the friction coefficient increases as the power of the shear rate, the exponent of which does not depend on the material constants. Using a nondimensional parameter that is known as the inertial number, the power-law can be cast in a generalized form so that the friction coefficients at different confining pressures collapse on the same curve. We show that the volume fraction also obeys a power-law.

  4. Zeroth Law compatibility of non-additive thermodynamics

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    T. S. Biró; P. Ván

    2011-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-extensive thermodynamics was criticized among others by stating that the Zeroth Law cannot be satisfied with non-additive composition rules. In this paper we determine the general functional form of those non-additive composition rules which are compatible with the Zeroth Law of thermodynamics. We find that this general form is additive for the formal logarithms of the original quantities and the familiar relations of thermodynamics apply to these. Our result offers a possible solution to the longstanding problem about equilibrium between extensive and non-extensive systems or systems with different non-extensivity parameters.

  5. Perturbed power-law parameters from WMAP7

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    Joy, Minu [Dept. of Physics, Alphonsa College, Pala 686574 (India); Souradeep, Tarun, E-mail: minu@iucaa.ernet.in, E-mail: tarun@iucaa.ernet.in [Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 (India)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a perturbative approach for studying inflation models with soft departures from scale free spectra of the power law model. In the perturbed power law (PPL) approach one obtains at the leading order both the scalar and tensor power spectra with the running of their spectral indices. In contrast to the widely used slow roll expansion method, for which ? and ? have to be small, PPL can look also at models with comparatively larger ? and ? with the condition that (?+?) is small. The PPL spectrum is confronted data and we show that the PPL parameters are well estimated from WMAP-7 data.

  6. Fresnel-transform's quantum correspondence and quantum optical ABCD Law

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    Fan Hongyi; Hu Liyun

    2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Corresponding to Fresnel transform there exists a unitary operator in quantum optics theory, which could be named Fresnel operator (FO). We show that the multiplication rule of FO naturally leads to the quantum optical ABCD law. The canonical operator methods as mapping of ray-transfer ABCD matrix is explicitly shown by FO's normally ordered expansion through the coherent state representation and the technique of integration within an ordered product of operators. We show that time evolution of the damping oscillator embodies the quantum optical ABCD law.

  7. D-2006 Site environmental report Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DirEctivEs, rEgulatiOns, anD stanDarDs DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 435.1 Order, Change 1: Radioactive Waste Management 08/28/2001 DOE O 450.1 Order: Environmental

  8. D-2005 Site environmental report Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DirEctivEs, rEgulatiOns, anD stanDarDs DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 435.1 Order, Change 1: Radioactive Waste Management 08/28/2001 DOE O 450.1 Order: Environmental

  9. D-2009 Site environmental report Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DirEctivEs, rEgulatiOns, anD stanDarDs DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 430.2B Departmental Energy, Utilities, and Transportation Management 02/27/2008 DOE O 435

  10. D-2007 Site environmental report Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DirEctivEs, rEgulatiOns, anD stanDarDs DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 435.1 Order, Change 1: Radioactive Waste Management 08/28/2001 DOE O 450.1 Order: Environmental

  11. D-2008 Site environmental report Federal, State, and Local Laws and

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    Pertinent to BNL DOE DirEctivEs, rEgulatiOns, anD stanDarDs DOE O 231.1-A Order: Environment, Safety and Health Reporting 08/19/03 DOE O 414.1 Order: Management Assessment and Independent Assessor's Guide 05/31/2001 DOE O 430.2B Departmental Energy, Utilities, and Transportation 02/27/2008 DOE O 435.1 Order, Change 1

  12. Fractal Weyl law behavior in an open, chaotic Hamiltonian system

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    Jordan A. Ramilowski; S. D. Prado; F. Borondo; David Farrelly

    2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We numerically show fractal Weyl law behavior in an open Hamiltonian system that is described by a smooth potential and which supports numerous above-barrier resonances. This behavior holds even relatively far away from the classical limit. The complex resonance wave functions are found to be localized on the fractal classical repeller.

  13. A power-law description of heavy ion collision centrality

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    Thomas A. Trainor; Duncan J. Prindle

    2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The minimum-bias distribution on heavy ion collision multiplicity $n_{ch}$ is well approximated by power-law form $n_{ch}^{-3/4}$, suggesting that a change of variable to $n_{ch}^{1/4}$ may provide more precise access to the structure of the distribution and to A-A collision centrality. We present a detailed centrality study of Hijing-1.37 Monte Carlo data at 200 GeV using the power-law format. We find that the minimum-bias distribution on $n_{participant}^{1/4}$, determined with a Glauber Monte Carlo simulation, is uniform except for a 5% sinusoidal variation. The power-law format reveals precise linear relations between Glauber parameters $n_{part}$ and $n_{bin}$ and the fractional cross section. The power-law format applied to RHIC data facilitates incorporation of extrapolation constraints on data and Glauber distributions to obtain a ten-fold improvement in centrality accuracy for peripheral collisions.

  14. Scaling laws for immiscible displacements with capillary and viscous fingering

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    Lenormand, R.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiphase reservoir properties are generally extrapolated from laboratory measurements, and scaling laws are based on dimensionless numbers obtained from macroscopic flow equations. This approach is not valid when fingering occurs on the macroscopic scale because of an unfavorable viscosity ratio or capillary effects. The authors describe a more general scaling technique taking this fingering into account.

  15. Right tail expansion of Tracy-Widom beta laws

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    Gaëtan Borot; Céline Nadal

    2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Using loop equations, we compute the large deviation function of the maximum eigenvalue to the right of the spectrum in the Gaussian beta matrix ensembles, to all orders in 1/N. We then give a physical derivation of the all order asymptotic expansion of the right tail Tracy-Widom beta laws, for all positive beta, by studying the double scaling limit.

  16. Violation of Laws, Losses, and Incidents of Security Concerns

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    1992-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To set forth Department of Energy (DOE) procedures to assure timely and effective action relating to violations of criminal, laws, loses, and incidents of security concern to DOE. Cancels DOE O 5631.5. Canceled by DOE O 470.1 of 9-28-1995.

  17. Carnot Engines, Efficiency, and The Second Law Chemistry 213

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    Ronis, David M.

    Carnot Engines, Efficiency, and The Second Law Chemistry 213 Fig. 1. The Carnot Cycle The Carnot in the isothermal and adiabatic parts of the Carnot cycle for an ideal gas. 1. Energy in an Ideal Gas: Joule of an ideal gas is usually only weakly dependent on temperature). 2. Reversible, Adiabatic Expansion

  18. atomic energy laws: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    atomic energy laws First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Topological quantum correction to an...

  19. atomic energy law: Topics by E-print Network

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    atomic energy law First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Topological quantum correction to an...

  20. A First Law Thermodynamic Analysis of Biodiesel Production From Soybean

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    A First Law Thermodynamic Analysis of Biodiesel Production From Soybean Tad W. Patzek Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712 Email: patzek that the overall efficiency of biodiesel production is 0.18, i.e., only 1 in 5 parts of the solar energy

  1. Board of Visitors Southern Illinois University School of Law

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    Nickrent, Daniel L.

    , IL Julian Pei Carbondale, IL Ryan Yates, Esq. Commonwealth Attorney's Office Paducah, KY Doreen Carbondale, IL Hon. Kimberly Dahlen First Judicial Circuit Murphysboro, IL Hon. J. William Graves Paducah, KY. Belknap, IL Karen Kendall, Esq. Peoria, IL #12;Mark Bryant, Esq. Bryant Law Center P.S.C. Paducah, KY

  2. 'Revenge porn' victim devotes life fighting to change nation's laws

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    'Revenge porn' victim devotes life fighting to change nation's laws By Cristina Corbin Published name and discovered the naked photos on a so-called "revenge porn" website. "I just went completely the website "End Revenge Porn" and formed the group Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), under which she

  3. INFORMATION NOTE United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law

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    Glass, Ian S.

    1 INFORMATION NOTE United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law "Meeting international responsibilities and addressing domestic needs" Hosted by the Government of Nigeria 21-24 November 2005 Abuja, Nigeria Background Given the growing number of benefits derived from the use of space applications

  4. NEWS AND VIEWS Modeling gene expression control using Omes Law

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    Nguyen, Dat H.

    NEWS AND VIEWS Modeling gene expression control using Omes Law Harmen J Bussemaker Department class of methods that fit simple mathematical models of transcription regulation to DNA microarray data factors (TFs) to specific sites in the genome is a crucial step in the molecular process controlling gene

  5. Four and Half Centuries of New (New) Law and Economics

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Control of Economic Activity 2 Social oversight and regulation of entrepreneurial and commercial involve specific ways of sharing the costs of control and regulation of markets and of usingFour and Half Centuries of New (New) Law and Economics Legal Pragmatism, Discreet Joint Regulation

  6. Ground state energy scaling laws during the onset and destruction

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    @cims.nyu.edu; Courant Institute, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA 4 otto@iam.uni-bonn.de; Institut fGround state energy scaling laws during the onset and destruction of the intermediate state Abstract The intermediate state of a type-I superconductor is a classical ex- ample of energy

  7. ESTIMATION OF INTERFACE COHESIVE LAWS BY DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION

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    material to mimic carbon fibres. This choice enables the use of planar specimen for which the application a composite material with specific properties a relationship between the interface adhesion and fracture conditions, (c) Interface cohesive law. 2. MATERIALS AND SPECIMEN GEOMETRY Planar glassy carbon (SIGRADUR G

  8. On the Evolution of Lehman's Laws Michael W. Godfrey

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    Godfrey, Michael W.

    On the Evolution of Lehman's Laws Michael W. Godfrey David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science University of Waterloo, CANADA email: migod@uwaterloo.ca Daniel M. German Department of Computer Science" of software should be paid to think too. Like many other pioneers of computer science, Lehman lived

  9. The Scientist : Surpassing the Law of Averages The Scientist

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    Heller, Eric

    /8/2009 7:02:24 PM] #12;The Scientist : Surpassing the Law of Averages "Single-cell genomics appears to be the most straightforward, and at the moment the only way we can assemble the genomes of the uncultured and pushing technological limitations to bring their studies of genomics, genetics, RNA transcription

  10. Notes on the Generalised Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    S. -T. Sung

    1997-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Several comments are given to previous proofs of the generalised second law of thermodynamics: black hole entropy plus ordinary matter entropy never decreases for a thermally closed system. Arguments in favour of its truism are given in the spirit of conventional thermodynamics.

  11. English Language Centre Certificate in Academic English and Law

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    Applebaum, David

    -class Reading Assessment READING WEEK 8 Evaluating academic articles Commenting on a text / Critiquing skills (1English Language Centre Certificate in Academic English and Law Appendix 1 ­ Provisional Syllabus test / Diagnostic grammar test 2 Intro to academic writing / Academic style Review of diagnostic tests

  12. Development and Testing of ICV Glasses for Hanford LAW

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    Kim, Dong-Sang; Vienna, John D.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Schweiger, Michael J.; Matyas, Josef; Crum, Jarrod V.; Smith, Donald E.; Sevigny, Gary J.; Buchmiller, William C.; Tixier, John S.; Yeager, John D.; Belew, Kellen B.

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary glass compositions for immobilizing Hanford low-activity waste (LAW) by the in-container vitrification (ICV) process were fabricated at crucible- and engineering-scale and tested at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This testing showed that glasses with LAW loading of 20 mass% can readily be made and meet all product constraints by a far margin. It was found that the response constraint of the vapor hydration test (VHT) of less than 50 g/(m2•d) alteration rate was the most restrictive constraint placed on LAW glasses. Glasses with over 22 mass% Na2O can be made to meet this constraint along with all other product quality and processability constraints imposed by this process. The results of crucible melts with simulants were scaled-up to engineering scale and also tested with actual (radioactive) LAW. All the results suggest that the baseline glass can be successfully processed by the ICV technology and can meet all the constraints related to product quality.

  13. Effective July 1, 2013 Table of Organization: College of Law

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    Stanier, Charlie

    Effective July 1, 2013 Table of Organization: College of Law Dean Gail Agrawal Assistant to the Dean Legal Clinic Julie Kramer {See Clinic Table for organization} Special Assistant to the Dean Gerhild Krapf Centers {See separate tables for organization} Assoc. Dean for Research Assoc. Dean Assoc

  14. Current Practical Applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Kenny, W. F.

    The objectives of this paper are first, to summarize the kind of activity that has been going on since 1980 in the application of the Second Law to practical problems and second, to draw some evaluation of the direction of that work and areas...

  15. Law Update Cover 2,3 No More Spreading Lead

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    Hutyra, Lucy R.

    to customers by contractors, of the "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" pamphlet, be- fore beginning because the lead tastes sweet, you need to readjust your thinking. Lead poisoning occurs across allINSIDE Law Update Cover 2,3 No More Spreading Lead Tip of the Month Page 4 Rental Unit Condition

  16. COURSE OUTLINE ENV 399 Special Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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    with specific environmental issues such as pollution, toxic substances, water management, fisheries, forestry policy making. In-class film presentation: Crude: The Real Price of Oil (2009). 2. Basic Concepts conventions; customary international law; implementation and compliance issues; trans-boundary pollution

  17. Modified Newton's law, braneworlds, and the gravitational quantum well

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    F. Buisseret; B. Silvestre-Brac; V. Mathieu

    2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the theories involving extra dimensions assume that only the gravitational interaction can propagate in them. In such approaches, called brane world models, the effective, 4-dimensional, Newton's law is modified at short as well as at large distances. Usually, the deformation of Newton's law at large distances is parametrized by a Yukawa potential, which arises mainly from theories with compactified extra dimensions. In many other models however, the extra dimensions are infinite. These approaches lead to a large distance power-law deformation of the gravitational newtonian potential $V_N(r)$, namely $V(r)=(1+k_b/r^b)V_N(r)$, which is less studied in the literature. We investigate here the dynamics of a particle in a gravitational quantum well with such a power-law deformation. The effects of the deformation on the energy spectrum are discussed. We also compare our modified spectrum to the results obtained with the GRANIT experiment, where the effects of the Earth's gravitational field on quantum states of ultra cold neutrons moving above a mirror are studied. This comparison leads to upper bounds on $b$ and $k_b$.

  18. On Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Equations

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    Bürger, Raimund

    A classical kinematical model of sedimentation of small equal-sized particles dispersed in a viscous fluidOn Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Equations Modelling Sedimentation with nonlocal flux, systems of nonlinear conservation modelling the sedimentation of polydisperse suspensions

  19. CONVEXITY-PRESERVING FLUX IDENTIFICATION FOR SCALAR CONSERVATION LAWS MODELLING

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    Bürger, Raimund

    CONVEXITY-PRESERVING FLUX IDENTIFICATION FOR SCALAR CONSERVATION LAWS MODELLING SEDIMENTATION classification: 35L65, 35R30, 65M32 1. Introduction 1.1. Scope. The sedimentation of small particles dispersed length scales (diameter and depth) of the settling vessel. Moreover, sedimentation models

  20. CONVEXITY-PRESERVING FLUX IDENTIFICATION FOR SCALAR CONSERVATION LAWS MODELLING

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    Bürger, Raimund

    CONVEXITY-PRESERVING FLUX IDENTIFICATION FOR SCALAR CONSERVATION LAWS MODELLING SEDIMENTATION RAIMUND B¨URGERA AND STEFAN DIEHLB, Abstract. Sedimentation of a suspension of small particles dispersed. Introduction 1.1. Scope. The sedimentation of small particles dispersed in a viscous fluid under the influence

  1. Leadership Profile Dean, University of Houston Law Center

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    to the field of law to serve as its next Dean. This person must possess the charisma and managerial skills's role in the future of legal education. The future Dean should demonstrate: ·The passion, energy, drive ·Well-developed management skills grounded in the best practices of major research university academic

  2. Harvard Law School Student Financial Services Document FAX Cover Sheet

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    Chou, James

    are a paperless office and use a document management system to store all data electronically. The useHarvard Law School Student Financial Services Document FAX Cover Sheet Submitting your documents. This Information is Being Submitted for: 3. Type of Document Being Submitted: 6. Federal Employer Tax ID DO NOT USE

  3. Reforming the EU: The Future of European Law and Policy IV CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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    Birmingham, University of

    Reforming the EU: The Future of European Law and Policy IV CONFERENCE session "Reforming the EU" Chair: Dr Luca Rubini, Deputy Director Institute Rubini Reforming European competition law: should the European Commission have

  4. STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    and to consider the impact of those laws on the development of combined heat and power ("CHP") facilities, as well as to determine whether a change in those laws would impact...

  5. THE EFFECT OF PRIVATE WIRE LAWS ON DEVELOPMENT OF COMBINED HEAT...

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    and to consider the impact of those laws on the development of combined heat and power ("CHP") facilities, as well as to determine whether a change in those laws would impact...

  6. Constitutional legislation, European Union Law and the nature of the United Kingdom’s contemporary constitution

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    Elliott, Mark

    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    ’  —  forthcoming  in  (2014)  European  Constitutional  Law  Review     5   principle  reflected  in  it,16  was  vulnerable  to  displacement  by  EU  law  in  the  form  of  the  EIA  Directive.  The  very...

  7. CLAS C308 Roman Law C. J. Bannon SYLLABUS Fall 2012

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    Indiana University

    CLAS C308 Roman Law C. J. Bannon SYLLABUS Fall 2012 Professor Cynthia J. Bannon Office: Ballantine% Research Paper 20% #12;CLAS C308 Roman Law C. J. Bannon SYLLABUS Fall 2012 Course Policies and Expectations

  8. The Wayne Lawyer THE YEAR IN REVIEW: WAYNE LAW IN DETROIT AND BEYOND

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    The Wayne Lawyer THE YEAR IN REVIEW: WAYNE LAW IN DETROIT AND BEYOND SPRING 2010 VOLUME 26, NO. 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Year in Review 2009-2010 Law School Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Profiles

  9. 12/22/2011 Page 1 Harvard Law School Library Collection Development Policy

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    of materials may be in print, microform or digital format. The Library's goal 12/22/2011 Page 1 Harvard Law School Library Collection Development Policy The primary mission of the Harvard Law School Library

  10. Certificate of Specialization in Clean Technology Law Requirements, Effective 20102011 Academic Year

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    ) Energy Regulation & the Environment (3 3) · operty (4) Environmental Law & Policy ( Introduction): Finance & Energy Business IP, Entrepreneurship & Energy Science / Technology Environmental Law & Energy Policy · Energy & Environmental Markets (Haas, 3) · Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance (1

  11. UCLA space-time area law model: A persuasive foundation for hadronization

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    Abachi, S; Buchanan, C; Chien, A; Chun, S; Hartfiel, B

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UCLA-HEP-06-001 UCLA space-time area law model: A persuasivedominantly controlled by a Space- Time Area Law (“STAL”), anheavy quarks whose classical space-time world-lines deviate

  12. Law-Aware Access Control and its Information Model

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    Stieghahn, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cross-border access to a variety of data such as market information, strategic information, or customer-related information defines the daily business of many global companies, including financial institutions. These companies are obliged by law to keep a data processing legal for all offered services. They need to fulfill different security objectives specified by the legislation. Therefore, they control access to prevent unauthorized users from using data. Those security objectives, for example confidentiality or secrecy, are often defined in the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language that promotes interoperability between different systems. In this paper, we show the necessity of incorporating the requirements of legislation into access control. Based on the work flow in a banking scenario we describe a variety of available contextual information and their interrelations. Different from other access control systems our main focus is on law-compliant cross-border data access. By including legislation dir...

  13. Third law of thermodynamics for the dissipative cyclotron motion

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    Kumar, Jishad [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16, Prague 2 (Czech Republic)] [Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16, Prague 2 (Czech Republic)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the heat capacity and the entropy of an exactly solvable model of a charged particle in the combined presence of a uniform homogeneous magnetic field and a finite dissipative quantum heat bath consisting of non interacting harmonic oscillators. The quantities are calculated from the reduced partition function of the damped system which is calculated using the imaginary time functional integral method within the framework of the well known microscopic system-plus-bath model. Unlike the typical choice of an ohmic spectral density of the bath oscillators, we consider the quantum heat bath is having a spectral density corresponding to a thermal harmonic noise. Subsequently we analyse the specific heat and entropy at low and high temperatures. The specific heat and the entropy obtained satisfy the third law of thermodynamics. The heat capacity vanishes as the temperature approaches its absolute zero value, as predicted by the third law of thermodynamics, and satisfies the classical equipartition theorem at high temperatures.

  14. Quantum Collapse and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Sahand Hormoz

    2012-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A heat engine undergoes a cyclic operation while in equilibrium with the net result of conversion of heat into work. Quantum effects such as superposition of states can improve an engine's efficiency by breaking detailed balance, but this improvement comes at a cost due to excess entropy generated from collapse of superpositions on measurement. We quantify these competing facets for a quantum ratchet comprised of an ensemble of pairs of interacting two-level atoms. We suggest that the measurement postulate of quantum mechanics is intricately connected to the second law of thermodynamics. More precisely, if quantum collapse is not inherently random, then the second law of thermodynamics can be violated. Our results challenge the conventional approach of simply quantifying quantum correlations as a thermodynamic work deficit.

  15. Fourier law, phase transitions and the stationary Stefan problem

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    Anna De Masi; Errico Presutti; Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis

    2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the one-dimensional stationary solutions of an integro-differential equation derived by Giacomin and Lebowitz from Kawasaki dynamics in Ising systems with Kac potentials, \\cite{GiacominLebowitz}. We construct stationary solutions with non zero current and prove the validity of the Fourier law in the thermodynamic limit showing that below the critical temperature the limit equilibrium profile has a discontinuity (which defines the position of the interface) and satisfies a stationary free boundary Stefan problem. Under-cooling and over-heating effects are also studied. We show that if metastable values are imposed at the boundaries then the mesoscopic stationary profile is no longer monotone and therefore the Fourier law is not satisfied. It regains however its validity in the thermodynamic limit where the limit profile is again monotone away from the interface.

  16. Power-laws in recurrence networks from dynamical systems

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    Y. Zou; J. Heitzig; R. V. Donner; J. F. Donges; J. D. Farmer; R. Meucci; S. Euzzor; N. Marwan; J. Kurths

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recurrence networks are a novel tool of nonlinear time series analysis allowing the characterisation of higher-order geometric properties of complex dynamical systems based on recurrences in phase space, which are a fundamental concept in classical mechanics. In this Letter, we demonstrate that recurrence networks obtained from various deterministic model systems as well as experimental data naturally display power-law degree distributions with scaling exponents $\\gamma$ that can be derived exclusively from the systems' invariant densities. For one-dimensional maps, we show analytically that $\\gamma$ is not related to the fractal dimension. For continuous systems, we find two distinct types of behaviour: power-laws with an exponent $\\gamma$ depending on a suitable notion of local dimension, and such with fixed $\\gamma=1$.

  17. Islamic Finance: Between Classical Law and Contemporary Practice

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    El-Gamal, Mahmoud

    2006-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    . M.A. (Economics) February 1985, The American University in Cairo. B.A. (Econ./Comp. Sc.) February 1983, The American University in Cairo. Employment history: • Jan. 1998 – present: Chair of Islamic Economics, Finance, and Management, Pro- fessor... Theory, National Science Foundation, and Review of Economics and Statistics. 2 Publications: • Islamic Finance: Law, Economics and Practice, NY: Cambridge University Press, in press, 2006 (ISBN-10: 0521864143 | ISBN-13: 9780521864145). • “Short...

  18. Law and Society in Saint Domingue, 1789-1805

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    Dawson, Brandon

    2013-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    and Society in Saint Domingue and France: 1789-1805 (May 2014) Brandon Dawson Katelyn Polk Department of History Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Schloss Department of History We will examine the discrepancy between boundaries of race... knowledge and expertise. 3 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Between 1789 and 1805, strict laws clearly regulated life for both free people of color and slaves in French Saint Domingue and metropolitan France. However...

  19. A second-law analysis of thermoelastic damping

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    Milligan, Kenneth Bryan

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1990 Major Subject: Aerospace Engineering A SECOND-LAW ANALYSIS OF TFIERMOELASTIC DAMPING A Thesis by KENNETH BRYAN MILLIGAN, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Vikram K. Kinra (Chair of Committee) Thomas C. Pollock (Member) Kalyan... to all other sources of material damping present in the material. Moreover, for multiphase materials such as alloys, fiber-reinforced composites, and particulate composites, the thermoelastic damping can be tailored in a manner analogous to that used...

  20. Thermo-charged capacitors and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Germano D'Abramo

    2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Letter we describe a vacuum spherical capacitor that generates a macroscopic voltage between its spheres harnessing the heat from a single thermal reservoir at room temperature. The basic idea is trivial and it makes use of two concentric spherical electrodes with different work functions. We provide a mathematical analysis of the underlying physical process and discuss its connections with the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

  1. Taught degrees LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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    Sussex, University of

    in the top 10 in the UK in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012, in the top 20 in the UK in The Times Good University Guide 2013, and in the top 30 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2014 and The Complete University Guide 2014. · Law at Sussex was rated 16th in the UK for research in the 2008 Research Assessment

  2. Gravitational Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    J. W. Moffat

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The spontaneous violation of Lorentz and diffeomorphism invariance in a phase near the big bang lowers the entropy, allowing for an arrow of time and the second law of thermodynamics. The spontaneous symmetry breaking leads to $O(3,1)\\rightarrow O(3)\\times R$, where $O(3)$ is the rotational symmetry of the Friedmann-Lema\\^{i}tre-Robertson-Walker spacetime. The Weyl curvature tensor $C_{\\mu\

  3. On the electrical current distributions for the generalized Ohm's Law

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    Marco Pedro Ramirez Tachiquin

    2011-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper studies a particular class of analytic solutions for the Generalized Ohm's Law, approached by means of the so called formal powers of the Pseudoanalytic Function Theory. The reader will find a description of the electrical current distributions inside bounded domains, within inhomogeneous media, and their corresponding electric potentials near the boundary. Finally, it is described a technique for approaching separable-variables conductivity functions, a requisite when applying the constructive methods posed in this work.

  4. Robust regression on noisy data for fusion scaling laws

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    Verdoolaege, Geert, E-mail: geert.verdoolaege@ugent.be [Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas de l'ERM - Laboratorium voor Plasmafysica van de KMS (LPP-ERM/KMS), Ecole Royale Militaire - Koninklijke Militaire School, B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the method of geodesic least squares (GLS) regression for estimating fusion scaling laws. Based on straightforward principles, the method is easily implemented, yet it clearly outperforms established regression techniques, particularly in cases of significant uncertainty on both the response and predictor variables. We apply GLS for estimating the scaling of the L-H power threshold, resulting in estimates for ITER that are somewhat higher than predicted earlier.

  5. Mpemba effect, Newton cooling law and heat transfer equation

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    Vladan Pankovic; Darko V. Kapor

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we suggest a simple theoretical solution of the Mpemba effect in full agreement with known experimental data. This solution follows simply as an especial approximation (linearization) of the usual heat (transfer) equation, precisely linearization of the second derivation of the space part of the temperature function (as it is well-known Newton cooling law can be considered as the effective approximation of the heat (transfer) equation for constant space part of the temperature function).

  6. The exemption laws of the State of Texas 

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    Dozier, James Hall

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TABLE OF CO~S Chapter I I I I XX. a pg 0 XXI ~ XV? A SHORT H1STORY OF THE ZX1EIIIPTION LAWS OF TEXAS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ First Exemption LBU a ~ ~ ~ ~ Constitutional Proteotion. Definition of Homesteads Constitution of 1SVB 0...'ther ExemPtions ~ ~ ~ ~ a e ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 4 ~ a ~ e e e ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ e e Present Statute a ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ Fam9. 1y Relationship. Furniture. ~ . ~ . ~ Cemetex'F Lots ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Implements of Husbandrye Tools of Tx...

  7. Law and Society in Saint Domingue, 1789-1805

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    Polk, Katelyn Brune

    2013-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    LAW AND SOCIETY IN SAINT DOMINGUE: 1789-1805 An Undergraduate Research Scholars Thesis by BRANDON DAWSON AND KATELYN POLK Submitted to Honors and Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University In partial fulfillment of the requirements... and Society in Saint Domingue and France: 1789-1805 (May 2014) Brandon Dawson Katelyn Polk Department of History Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Schloss Department of History We will examine the discrepancy between boundaries of race...

  8. Survey of state water laws affecting coal slurry pipeline development

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    Rogozen, M.B.

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes state water laws likely to affect the development of coal slurry pipelines. It was prepared as part of a project to analyze environmental issues related to energy transportation systems. Coal slurry pipelines have been proposed as a means to expand the existing transportation system to handle the increasing coal shipments that will be required in the future. The availability of water for use in coal slurry systems in the coal-producing states is an issue of major concern.

  9. DOE Awards Hanford Site Law Enforcement Contract to Benton County

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    RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Kennewick, Wash., to provide law enforcement services at the DOE Hanford Site. The contract has a five-year period of performance, consisting of a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods and an approximate total value of $5 million.

  10. Federal Energy Mangement Laws and Requirements | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsNovember 13,Statement |SaverRealityFacilityContact Us » FederalMangement Laws

  11. Can CCM law properly represent all extinction curves?

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    Geminale, A; Geminale, Anna; Popowski, Piotr

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the analysis of a large sample of lines of sight with extinction curves covering wavelength range from near-infrared (NIR) to ultraviolet (UV). We derive total to selective extinction ratios based on the Cardelli, Clayton and Mathis (1989, CCM) law, which is typically used to fit the extinction data both for diffuse and dense interstellar medium. We conclude that the CCM law is able to fit most of the extinction curves in our sample. We divide the remaining lines of sight with peculiar extinction into two groups according to two main behaviors: a) the optical/IR or/and UV wavelength region cannot be reproduced by the CCM formula; b) the optical/NIR and UV extinction data are best fit by the CCM law with different values of R_V. We present examples of such curves. The study of both types of peculiar cases can help us to learn about the physical processes that affect dust in the interstellar medium, e.g., formation of mantles on the surface of grains, evaporation, growing or shattering.

  12. Can CCM law properly represent all extinction curves?

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    Anna Geminale; Piotr Popowski

    2005-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the analysis of a large sample of lines of sight with extinction curves covering wavelength range from near-infrared (NIR) to ultraviolet (UV). We derive total to selective extinction ratios based on the Cardelli, Clayton and Mathis (1989, CCM) law, which is typically used to fit the extinction data both for diffuse and dense interstellar medium. We conclude that the CCM law is able to fit most of the extinction curves in our sample. We divide the remaining lines of sight with peculiar extinction into two groups according to two main behaviors: a) the optical/IR or/and UV wavelength region cannot be reproduced by the CCM formula; b) the optical/NIR and UV extinction data are best fit by the CCM law with different values of R_V. We present examples of such curves. The study of both types of peculiar cases can help us to learn about the physical processes that affect dust in the interstellar medium, e.g., formation of mantles on the surface of grains, evaporation, growing or shattering.

  13. POWER LAWS FOR MONKEYS TYPINGS RANDOMLY: THE CASE OF UNEQUAL PROBABILITIES

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    Conrad, Brian

    POWER LAWS FOR MONKEYS TYPINGS RANDOMLY: THE CASE OF UNEQUAL PROBABILITIES BRIAN CONRAD AND MICHAEL MITZENMACHER Abstract. An early result in the history of power laws, due to Miller, concerned the following)/N. Miller proved that in this experiment, the rank-frequency distribution of words follows a power law

  14. OU COLLEGE OF LAW John B. Turner LL.M. Program

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    Oklahoma, University of

    OU COLLEGE OF LAW John B. Turner LL.M. Program Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 TIMBERDELL RD. NORMAN OK Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 TIMBERDELL RD. NORMAN OK 73019-5081 http://www.law.ou.edu/llm/ PLEASE PRINT as possible by mail to: OU College of Law John B. Turner LL.M. Program Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 TIMBERDELL RD

  15. Effective friction law for smallscale fault heterogeneity in 3D dynamic rupture

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    Nicolas, Chamot-Rooke

    Effective friction law for smallscale fault heterogeneity in 3D dynamic rupture S. Latour,1 M friction, we numerically construct effective friction laws that integrate the effects of smallscale, the static friction heterogeneities and the friction law. We first define a periodic smallscale heterogeneous

  16. www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/ courses/humanrights/

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    Mottram, Nigel

    travelled to varying countries like Sri Lanka, South Africa, India and Kenya to undertake projects in areas and Penal Change MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution (evening) LLM in Internet Law and Policy LLM including Indian environmental and energy laws, Tanzanian land law, and exploration of the low take

  17. Electrophysiological Measures of Time Processing in Infant and Adult Brains: Weber's Law Holds

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    Electrophysiological Measures of Time Processing in Infant and Adult Brains: Weber's Law Holds to Weber's Law. More specifically, as with discriminations of other features, it has been found is that temporal discrimination obeys Weber's Law in that discrimination depends on the ratio between two values

  18. (submitted, August 4, 2009) Network-state modulation of power-law frequency-scaling

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    Bal, Thierry

    of activity distributed across large assemblies. They share in common a power-law frequency-scaling structure density of Vm activity displays a power-law structure at high frequencies, with a frac- tional scaling of correlation, often man- ifested through power-law scaling behaviour. In such systems, the power spectrum

  19. Recent tax law changes create new opportunities for leasing wind energy property

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    Schutzer, George J.

    2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent changes in tax law make leveraged lease transactions far more attractive on paper than they were before the changes. However, changes in the economy and the financial industry and other changes in law counterbalance the favorable tax law changes and make it uncertain whether lease transactions will be used to finance new wind facilities. (author)

  20. POWER LAWS FOR MONKEYS TYPINGS RANDOMLY: THE CASE OF UNEQUAL PROBABILITIES

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    Mitzenmacher, Michael

    POWER LAWS FOR MONKEYS TYPINGS RANDOMLY: THE CASE OF UNEQUAL PROBABILITIES BRIAN CONRAD AND MICHAEL MITZENMACHER Abstract. An early result in the history of power laws, due to Miller, concerned the following)=N . Miller proved that in this experiment, the rank-frequency distribution of words follows a power law

  1. On PowerLaw Relationships of the Internet Topology Michalis Faloutsos

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    On Power­Law Relationships of the Internet Topology Michalis Faloutsos U.C. Riverside Dept. of Comp Despite the apparent randomness of the Internet, we dis­ cover some surprisingly simple power­laws of the Internet topology. These power­laws hold for three snapshots of the Internet, between November 1997

  2. On Power-Law Relationships of the Internet Topology Michalis Faloutsos

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    On Power-Law Relationships of the Internet Topology Michalis Faloutsos U.C. Riverside Dept. of Comp the apparent randomness of the Internet, we dis- cover some surprisingly simple power-laws of the Internet topology. These power-laws hold for three snapshots of the Internet, between November 1997 and December

  3. Learning Qualitative Relations in Physics with Law Encoding Diagrams Peter C-H. Cheng

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    Cheng, Peter

    Learning Qualitative Relations in Physics with Law Encoding Diagrams Peter C-H. Cheng ESRC Centre that evaluates the effectiveness of Law Encoding Diagrams (LEDs) for learning qualitative relations in the domain of elastic colli- sions in physics. A LED is a representation that captures the laws or important relations

  4. Imposing The Law of Demeter and Its Variations Partha pratim Pal 3

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    Minsky, Naftaly

    Imposing The Law of Demeter and Its Variations Partha pratim Pal 3 partha@cs.rutgers.edu Naftaly H­time enforcement can be phrased as follows 1 : The Law of Demeter (Class Form): Inside an operation o of class c February 28, 1996 Abstract The Law of Demeter [4] is accepted as a useful design principle that promotes

  5. Unifying power-law behaviour, functionality and defect distribution in general software

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    Hatton, Les

    Unifying power-law behaviour, functionality and defect distribution in general software systems Les between power-law distribution of component sizes and defect growth in maturing software systems. It was further noted that power-law distributions appear to be present in software systems from the beginning

  6. Studying Academic Lawyers' Information Seeking to Inform the Design of Digital Law Libraries

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    Blandford, Ann

    Studying Academic Lawyers' Information Seeking to Inform the Design of Digital Law Libraries of digital law libraries. Participants found it difficult to use digital law libraries, arising from poor knowledge of the digital library system rather than from poor general electronic research skills. Hazy

  7. A Fresh Look at Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    A Fresh Look at Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Elliott H. Lieb 1 , and Jakob Yngvason to either statistical mechanics or heat engines. In days long gone, the second law of thermodynamics (which numbers of atoms. Willard Gibbs wrote: ``The laws of thermodynamics may easily be obtained from

  8. Fourier Law in the Alternate-Mass Hard-Core Potential Chain Baowen Li,1

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    Li, Baowen

    Fourier Law in the Alternate-Mass Hard-Core Potential Chain Baowen Li,1 Giulio Casati,2,3,1 Jiao size. We provide convincing numerical evidence for the validity of Fourier law of heat conduction in order to obey the Fourier law of heat conduction are still not known. For noninteracting particles

  9. LBNL -41447 A comparison of the power law to quadratic formulations

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    of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada 1 Synopsis Although the power law has been broadly accepted in measurement that the power law is true over the range of pressures that a building envelope experiences has not been well considerations, and field and laboratory measurements indicate that the power law is valid for low pressure

  10. LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development

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    Hartman, Chris

    LAW enFOrcement AcAdemy College of Rural and Community Development Community and Technical College Requirements for Certification: 16 credits The Law Enforcement Academy prepares students for a career in law en Enforcement Academy is an intense semester of full-time study. Students attend class 40 hours per week for one

  11. RIS0-M-2432 SIMPLIFIED LAWS OF SIMIALRITY FOR WIND TURBINE ROTORS

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    RIS0-M-2432 SIMPLIFIED LAWS OF SIMIALRITY FOR WIND TURBINE ROTORS Helge Petersen The Test Station for Small Windmills Abstract, Laws of similarity or scaling laws for the character- istics of a wind turbine rotor are of importance to the designer even during the initial design phase of a new wind turbine con

  12. A modified law of gravitation taking account of the relative speeds of moving masses.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 A modified law of gravitation taking account of the relative speeds of moving masses,version1-9Apr2010 #12;2 Abstract A modified law of gravitation is proposed which takes account law. Its application to several gravitation problems provides a good order of magnitude

  13. PROGRESS ON A NEW EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE GRAVITATIONAL INVERSE-SQUARE LAW

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    Newman, Riley D.

    1 PROGRESS ON A NEW EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE GRAVITATIONAL INVERSE-SQUARE LAW R.M. BONICALZI, P from an oscillating torsion-pendulum experiment searching for gravitational inverse square law Relativity, i.e. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. The experiment reported here is designed

  14. Local Law Enforcement Implementation of National Anti-terrorism Policy

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    Dehnke, Nathan

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    terrorism investigations in the area in recent years. There were at least two such investigations in 2010. The first was reported in May, 2010, and was an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) case resu lting in the arrest of a Kansas City man who... anti- terrorism effort. The next chapter will discuss in greater detail the terrorism threat to the United States, specific?lly hi?hli?htin? the fe?er?l ?o?ernment’s responses to this thre?t? ?s well ?s of the role of local law enforcement as part...

  15. Area Law for Gapless States from Local Entanglement Thermodynamics

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    Swingle, Brian

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate an area law bound on the ground state entanglement entropy of a wide class of gapless quantum states of matter using a strategy called local entanglement thermodynamics. The bound depends only on thermodynamic data, actually a single exponent, the hyper-scaling violation exponent $\\theta$. All systems in $d$ spatial dimensions obeying our scaling assumptions and with $\\theta energy states. Finally, we make contact with the recently proposed $s$-source framework and argue that $\\theta$ and $s$ are related by $s=2^\\theta$.

  16. Area Law for Gapless States from Local Entanglement Thermodynamics

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    Brian Swingle; John McGreevy

    2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate an area law bound on the ground state entanglement entropy of a wide class of gapless quantum states of matter using a strategy called local entanglement thermodynamics. The bound depends only on thermodynamic data, actually a single exponent, the hyper-scaling violation exponent $\\theta$. All systems in $d$ spatial dimensions obeying our scaling assumptions and with $\\theta energy states. Finally, we make contact with the recently proposed $s$-source framework and argue that $\\theta$ and $s$ are related by $s=2^\\theta$.

  17. Note on the first law with p-form potentials

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    Compere, Geoffrey [Physique Theorique et Mathematique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay Institutes, Campus Plaine C.P. 231, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The conserved charges for p-form gauge fields coupled to gravity are defined using Lagrangian methods. Our expression for the surface charges is compared with an earlier expression derived using covariant phase space methods. Additional properties of the surfaces charges are discussed. The proof of the first law for gauge fields that are regular when pulled back on the future horizon is detailed and is shown to be valid on the bifurcation surface as well. The formalism is applied to black rings with dipole charges and is also used to provide a definition of energy in plane wave backgrounds.

  18. Temperature Power Law of Equilibrium Heavy Particle Density

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    Sh. Matsumoto; M. Yoshimura

    1999-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A standard calculation of the energy density of heavy stable particles that may pair-annihilate into light particles making up thermal medium is performed to second order of coupling, using the technique of thermal field theory. At very low temperatures a power law of temperature is derived for the energy density of the heavy particle. This is in sharp contrast to the exponentially suppressed contribution estimated from the ideal gas distribution function. The result supports a previous dynamical calculation based on the Hartree approximation, and implies that the relic abundance of dark matter particles is enhanced compared to that based on the Boltzmann equation.

  19. Second Law in Classical Non-Extensive Systems

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    D. H. E. Gross

    2002-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Equilibrium statistics of Hamiltonian systems is correctly described by the microcanonical ensemble, whereas canonical ones fail in the most interesting, mostly inhomogeneous, situations like phase separations or away from the thermodynamic ``limit'' (e.g. self-gravitating systems and small quantum systems). A new derivation of the Second Law is presented that respects these fundamental complications. Our ``geometric foundation of Thermo-Statistics'' opens the fundamental (axiomatic) application of Thermo-Statistics to non-diluted systems or to ``non-simple'' systems which are not similar to (homogeneous) fluids. Supprisingly, but also understandably, a so far open problem c.f. Uffink: cond-mat/0005327, page 50 and page 72.

  20. Gravitational wave generation in power-law inflationary models

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    Paulo M. Sá; Alfredo B. Henriques

    2008-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the generation of gravitational waves in power-law inflationary models. The energy spectrum of the gravitational waves is calculated using the method of continuous Bogoliubov coefficients. We show that, by looking at the interval of frequencies between 10^(-5) and 10^5 Hz and also at the GHz range, important information can be obtained, both about the inflationary period itself and about the thermalization regime between the end of inflation and the beginning of the radiation-dominated era. We thus deem the development of gravitational wave detectors, covering the MHz/GHz range of frequencies, to be an important task for the future.

  1. International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtelInterias Solar Energy Jump to:IES Jump to: navigation,Maritime Law

  2. An Introduction to Washington Water Law | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-fTriWildcat Place:Alvan BlanchAmiteIn The Artesian-CityIntroduction toLaw

  3. Overview of Export Laws and Regulations The United States export laws and regulations operate to restrict the use of and access to controlled

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    Overview of Export Laws and Regulations The United States export laws and regulations operate security or protection of trade. The export control regulations are not new. Federal regulations restricting the export of goods and technology out of the country have been around since the 1940's. However

  4. How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior Abstract In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the patenting behavior passed a second amendment to its patent system in 2000 in accordance with the Trade-Related Aspects

  5. LiveWall Operational Evaluation: Seattle Law Enforcement Pilot

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    Barr, Jonathan L.; Burtner, Edwin R.; Stein, Steven L.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The LiveWall concept envisioned as an outgrowth of the Precision Information Environment (PIE) project allows communications between separate groups using interactive video, audio, and a shared desktop environment; this allows everyone to participate and collaborate in real time, regardless of location. The LiveWall concept provides a virtual window to other locations, where all parties can interact and collaboratively work with each other. This functionality is intended to improve multi-site coordination amongst emergency operations centers (EOC), field operations sites and across organizations and jurisdictions to accommodate communications during routine and emergency events. For the initial LiveWall operational evaluation PNNL partnered with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). This partnership allowed for the creation of an excellent LiveWall test bed specific to law enforcement. This partnership made it possible to test the LiveWall concept with scenarios involving the many facets of the law enforcement work done by SPD. PNNL and SPD agreed that integrating the systems into operations for a real event would be the best test of the technology and give SPD staff greater visibility into the functionality and benefits offered by the LiveWall concept.

  6. Quantum Heat Engines, the Second Law and Maxwell's Daemon

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    Tien D. Kieu

    2005-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a class of quantum heat engines which consists of two-energy-eigenstate systems, the simplest of quantum mechanical systems, undergoing quantum adiabatic processes and energy exchanges with heat baths, respectively, at different stages of a cycle. Armed with this class of heat engines and some interpretation of heat transferred and work performed at the quantum level, we are able to clarify some important aspects of the second law of thermodynamics. In particular, it is not sufficient to have the heat source hotter than the sink, but there must be a minimum temperature difference between the hotter source and the cooler sink before any work can be extracted through the engines. The size of this minimum temperature difference is dictated by that of the energy gaps of the quantum engines involved. Our new quantum heat engines also offer a practical way, as an alternative to Szilard's engine, to physically realise Maxwell's daemon. Inspired and motivated by the Rabi oscillations, we further introduce some modifications to the quantum heat engines with single-mode cavities in order to, while respecting the second law, extract more work from the heat baths than is otherwise possible in thermal equilibria. Some of the results above are also generalisable to quantum heat engines of an infinite number of energy levels including 1-D simple harmonic oscillators and 1-D infinite square wells.

  7. Scaling law analysis of paraffin thin films on different surfaces

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    Dotto, M. E. R.; Camargo, S. S. Jr. [Engenharia Metalurgica e de Materials, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cx. Postal 68505, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 21945-970 (Brazil)

    2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics of paraffin deposit formation on different surfaces was analyzed based on scaling laws. Carbon-based films were deposited onto silicon (Si) and stainless steel substrates from methane (CH{sub 4}) gas using radio frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The different substrates were characterized with respect to their surface energy by contact angle measurements, surface roughness, and morphology. Paraffin thin films were obtained by the casting technique and were subsequently characterized by an atomic force microscope in noncontact mode. The results indicate that the morphology of paraffin deposits is strongly influenced by substrates used. Scaling laws analysis for coated substrates present two distinct dynamics: a local roughness exponent ({alpha}{sub local}) associated to short-range surface correlations and a global roughness exponent ({alpha}{sub global}) associated to long-range surface correlations. The local dynamics is described by the Wolf-Villain model, and a global dynamics is described by the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang model. A local correlation length (L{sub local}) defines the transition between the local and global dynamics with L{sub local} approximately 700 nm in accordance with the spacing of planes measured from atomic force micrographs. For uncoated substrates, the growth dynamics is related to Edwards-Wilkinson model.

  8. The Mathematical Structure of the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    Elliott H. Lieb; Jakob Yngvason

    2003-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The essence of the second law of classical thermodynamics is the `entropy principle' which asserts the existence of an additive and extensive entropy function, S, that is defined for all equilibrium states of thermodynamic systems and whose increase characterizes the possible state changes under adiabatic conditions. It is one of the few really fundamental physical laws (in the sense that no deviation, however tiny, is permitted) and its consequences are far reaching. This principle is independent of models, statistical mechanical or otherwise, and can be understood without recourse to Carnot cycles, ideal gases and other assumptions about such things as `heat', `temperature', `reversible processes', etc., as is usually done. Also the well known formula of statistical mechanics, S = -\\sum p log p, is not needed for the derivation of the entropy principle. This contribution is partly a summary of our joint work (Physics Reports, Vol. 310, 1--96 (1999)) where the existence and uniqueness of S is proved to be a consequence of certain basic properties of the relation of adiabatic accessibility among equilibrium states. We also present some open problems and suggest directions for further study.

  9. Large Deformation Constitutive Laws for Isotropic Thermoelastic Materials

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    Plohr, Bradley J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Plohr, Jeeyeon N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the approximations made in using Hooke's law as a constitutive relation for an isotropic thermoelastic material subjected to large deformation by calculating the stress evolution equation from the free energy. For a general thermoelastic material, we employ the volume-preserving part of the deformation gradient to facilitate volumetric/shear strain decompositions of the free energy, its first derivatives (the Cauchy stress and entropy), and its second derivatives (the specific heat, Grueneisen tensor, and elasticity tensor). Specializing to isotropic materials, we calculate these constitutive quantities more explicitly. For deformations with limited shear strain, but possibly large changes in volume, we show that the differential equations for the stress components involve new terms in addition to the traditional Hooke's law terms. These new terms are of the same order in the shear strain as the objective derivative terms needed for frame indifference; unless the latter terms are negligible, the former cannot be neglected. We also demonstrate that accounting for the new terms requires that the deformation gradient be included as a field variable

  10. Gas Density and the Volume Schmidt Law for Spiral Galaxies

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    O. V. Abramova; A. V. Zasov

    2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thickness of the equilibrium isothermal gaseous layers and their volume densities \\rho_{gas}(R) in the disc midplane are calculated for 7 spiral galaxies (including our Galaxy) in the frame of self-consistent axisymmetric model. Local velocity dispersions of stellar discs were assumed to be close to marginal values necessary for the discs to be in a stable equilibrium state. Under this condition the stellar discs of at least 5 of 7 galaxies reveal a flaring. Their volume densities decrease with R faster than \\rho_{gas}, and, as a result, the gas dominates by the density at the disc periphery. Comparison of the azimuthally averaged star formation rate SFR with the gas density shows that there is no universal Schmidt law SFR \\rho_{gas}^n, common to all galaxies. Nevertheless, SFR in different galaxies reveals better correlation with the volume gas density than with the column one. Parameter n in the Schmidt law SFR \\rho_{gas}^n, formally calculated by the least square method, lies within 0.8-2.4 range and it's mean value is close to 1.5. Values of n calculated for molecular gas only are characterized by large dispersion, but their mean value is close to 1. Hence the smaller \\rho_{gas} the less is a fraction of gas actively taking part in the process of star formation.

  11. Quantum Refrigerator and the III-law of Thermodynamics

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    Amikam Levy; Robert Alicki; Ronnie Kosloff

    2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The rate of temperature decrease of a cooled quantum bath is studied as its temperature is reduced to the absolute zero. The III-law of thermodynamics is then quantified dynamically by evaluating the characteristic exponent {\\zeta} of the cooling process dT(t)/dt \\sim -T^{\\zeta} when approaching the absolute zero, T \\rightarrow 0. A continuous model of a quantum refrigerator is employed consisting of a working medium composed either by two coupled harmonic oscillators or two coupled 2-level systems. The refrigerator is a nonlinear device merging three currents from three heat baths: a cold bath to be cooled, a hot bath as an entropy sink, and a driving bath which is the source of cooling power. A heat driven refrigerator (absorption refrigerator) is compared to a power driven refrigerator. When optimized both cases lead to the same exponent {\\zeta}, showing a lack of dependence on the form of the working medium and the characteristics of the drivers. The characteristic exponent is therefore determined by the properties of the cold reservoir and its interaction with the system. Two generic heat baths models are considered, a bath composed of harmonic oscillators and a bath composed from ideal Bose/Fermi gas. The restrictions on the interaction Hamiltonian imposed by the III-law are discussed. In the appendix the theory of periodicaly driven open systems and its implication to thermodynamics is outlined.

  12. Protostellar fragmentation in a power-law density distribution

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    A. Burkert; M. Bate; P. Bodenheimer

    1997-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrodynamical calculations in three space dimensions of the collapse of an isothermal, rotating 1 M\\sol protostellar cloud are presented. The initial density stratification is a power law with density $\\rho \\propto r^{-p}$, with $p=1$. The case of the singular isothermal sphere ($p=2$) is not considered; however $p=1$ has been shown observationally to be a good representation of the density distribution in molecular cloud cores just before the beginning of collapse. The collapse is studied with two independent numerical methods, an SPH code with 200,000 particles, and a finite-difference code with nested grids which give high spatial resolution in the inner regions. Although previous numerical studies have indicated that such a power-law distribution would not result in fragmentation into a binary system, both codes show, in contrast, that multiple fragmentation does occur in the central regions of the protostar. Thus the process of binary formation by fragmentation is shown to be consistent with the fact that a large fraction of young stars are observed to be in binary or multiple systems.

  13. Treatise with Reasoning Proof of the First Law of Energy Conservation Forced Interactions of Material Systems and Their Structures

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Treatise with Reasoning Proof of the First Law of Energy Conservation Forced Interactions The First Law of Energy Conservation, have been traditionally accepted as axiomatic laws that cannot and reasoned the general proof of energy conservation based on the Newton's Laws of motion and energy

  14. Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    None

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was aimed at developing and using numerical tools which incorporate the second law of thermodynamics to better understand engine operation and particularly the combustion process. A major activity of this project was the continual enhancement and use of an existing engine cycle simulation to investigate a wide range of engine parameters and concepts. The major motivation of these investigations was to improve engine efficiency. These improvements were examined from both the first law and second law perspective. One of the most important aspects of this work was the identification of the combustion irreversibilities as functions of engine design and operating parameters. The combustion irreversibility may be quantified in a number of ways but one especially useful way is by determining the destruction of exergy (availability) during the combustion process. This destruction is the penalty due to converting the fuel exergy to thermal energy for producing work. The engine cycle simulation was used to examine the performance of an automotive (5.7 liter), V-8 spark-ignition engine. A base case was defined for operation at 1400 rpm, stoichiometric, MBT spark timing with a bmep of 325 kPa. For this condition, the destruction of exergy during the combustion process was 21.0%. Variations of many engine parameters (including speed, load, and spark timing) did not alter the level of destruction very much (with these variations, the exergy destruction was within the range of 20.5-21.5%). Also, the use of turbocharging or the use of an over-expanded engine design did not significantly change the exergy destruction. The exergy destruction during combustion was most affected by increased inlet oxygen concentration (which reduced the destruction due to the higher combustion temperatures) and by the use of cooled EGR (which increased the destruction). This work has demonstrated that, in general, the exergy destruction for conventional engines is fairly constant ({approx}21%) for a range of operating and design parameters. Further, to achieve high efficiency engines requires that the exergy be managed and not necessarily reduced. The overall thermodynamics is the final discriminator regarding high efficiency engines.

  15. Transport coefficients in Lorentz plasmas with the power-law kappa-distribution

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    Jiulin, Du [Department of Physics, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)] [Department of Physics, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Transport coefficients in Lorentz plasma with the power-law ?-distribution are studied by means of using the transport equation and macroscopic laws of Lorentz plasma without magnetic field. Expressions of electric conductivity, thermoelectric coefficient, and thermal conductivity for the power-law ?-distribution are accurately derived. It is shown that these transport coefficients are significantly modified by the ?-parameter, and in the limit of the parameter ??? they are reduced to the standard forms for a Maxwellian distribution.

  16. Water Rules: In Texas, conservation increasingly the law of the land

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe Fall 2013 txH2O 9 Photo by Leslie Lee, Texas Water Resources Institute.water rules In Texas, conservation increasingly the law of the land ] Thanks to changes in Texas laws and city ordinances and rebates, state... and local policies are catching up with water conservation practices, saving homeowners? water and money. Today these laws, ordinances and rebates promote outdoor landscape conservation through activities such as encouraging xeriscaping, o#17;ering...

  17. Giant Planet Migration in Viscous Power-Law Discs

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    R. G. Edgar

    2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Many extra-solar planets discovered over the past decade are gas giants in tight orbits around their host stars. Due to the difficulties of forming these `hot Jupiters' in situ, they are generally assumed to have migrated to their present orbits through interactions with their nascent discs. In this paper, we present a systematic study of giant planet migration in power law discs. We find that the planetary migration rate is proportional to the disc surface density. This is inconsistent with the assumption that the migration rate is simply the viscous drift speed of the disc. However, this result can be obtained by balancing the angular momentum of the planet with the viscous torque in the disc. We have verified that this result is not affected by adjusting the resolution of the grid, the smoothing length used, or the time at which the planet is released to migrate.

  18. The Size of Compact Extra Dimensions from Blackbody Radiation Laws

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    Ramaton Ramos; Henrique Boschi-Filho

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we generalize the Stefan-Boltzmann and Wien's displacement laws for a $D$-dimensional manifold composed by 4 non-compact dimensions and $D-4$ compact dimensions, $ R^{1,3}$ x $T^{D-4} $. The electromagnetic field is assumed to pervade all compact and non-compact dimensions. In particular, the total radiated power becomes $ R(T) = \\sigma_B T^4 + \\sigma_D (a) \\, T^D $, where $a$ is the size of the compact extra dimensions. For $D=10$, predicted from String Theory, and $D=11$, from M-Theory, the outcomes agree with available experimental data for $a$ as high as 2 x $10^{-7}$m.

  19. A reservoir for inverse power law decoherence of a qubit

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    Filippo Giraldi; Francesco Petruccione

    2011-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The exact dynamics of a Jaynes-Cummings model for a qubit interacting with a continuous distribution of bosons, characterized by a special form of the spectral density, is evaluated analytically. The special reservoir is designed to induce anomalous decoherence, resulting in an inverse power law relaxation, of power 3/2, over an evaluated long time scale. If compared to the exponential-like relaxation obtained from the original Jaynes-Cummings model for Lorentzian-type spectral density functions, decoherence is strongly suppressed. The special reservoir exhibits an upper band edge frequency coinciding with the qubit transition frequency. Known theoretical models of photonic band gap media suitable for the realization of the designed reservoir are proposed.

  20. A reservoir for inverse power law decoherence of a qubit

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    Giraldi, Filippo

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exact dynamics of a Jaynes-Cummings model for a qubit interacting with a continuous distribution of bosons, characterized by a special form of the spectral density, is evaluated analytically. The special reservoir is designed to induce anomalous decoherence, resulting in an inverse power law relaxation, of power $3/2$, over an evaluated long time scale. If compared to the exponential-like relaxation obtained from the original Jaynes-Cummings model for Lorentzian-type spectral density functions, decoherence is strongly suppressed. The special reservoir exhibits an upper band edge frequency coinciding with the qubit transition frequency. Known theoretical models of photonic band gap media suitable for the realization of the designed reservoir are proposed.

  1. Information theoretic security by the laws of classical physics

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    Mingesz, R; Gingl, Z; Granqvist, C G; Wen, H; Peper, F; Eubank, T; Schmera, G

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been shown recently that the use of two pairs of resistors with enhanced Johnson-noise and a Kirchhoff-loop-i.e., a Kirchhoff-Law-Johnson-Noise (KLJN) protocol-for secure key distribution leads to information theoretic security levels superior to those of a quantum key distribution, including a natural immunity against a man-in-the-middle attack. This issue is becoming particularly timely because of the recent full cracks of practical quantum communicators, as shown in numerous peer-reviewed publications. This presentation first briefly surveys the KLJN system and then discusses related, essential questions such as: what are perfect and imperfect security characteristics of key distribution, and how can these two types of securities be unconditional (or information theoretical)? Finally the presentation contains a live demonstration.

  2. Persistence of locality in systems with power-law interactions

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    Zhe-Xuan Gong; Michael Foss-Feig; Spyridon Michalakis; Alexey V. Gorshkov

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by recent experiments with ultra-cold matter, we derive a new bound on the propagation of information in $D$-dimensional lattice models exhibiting $1/r^{\\alpha}$ interactions with $\\alpha>D$. The bound contains two terms: One accounts for the short-ranged part of the interactions, giving rise to a bounded velocity and reflecting the persistence of locality out to intermediate distances, while the other contributes a power-law decay at longer distances. We demonstrate that these two contributions not only bound but, except at long times, \\emph{qualitatively reproduce} the short- and long-distance dynamical behavior following a local quench in an $XY$ chain and a transverse-field Ising chain. In addition to describing dynamics in numerous intractable long-range interacting lattice models, our results can be experimentally verified in a variety of ultracold-atomic and solid-state systems.

  3. Second Law Analysis of Constant Temperature Diesel Combustion

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    Druecke, Dr. Ben [University of Wisconsin; Foster, Prof. Dave [University of Wisconsin; Klein, Prof. Sandy [University of Wisconsin; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL; Graves, Ronald L [ORNL

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results from a second law analysis of a constant temperature diesel combustion process are presented and show that this process is not significantly more reversible than conventional combustion. In addition to quantifying the total availability destruction in combustion, the magnitudes of the combustion irreversibilities attributable to each irreversible subprocess (mixing, oxidation and internal heat transfer) were determined. The primary contributor to combustion irreversibilities is the thermal interaction of reacting and non-reacting species during the oxidation and internal thermal energy transfer subprocesses. Increasing combustion temperature significantly decreases availability destruction by making the oxidation and internal thermal energy transfer processes more reversible. While increasing combustion temperature decreases combustion irreversibility, it also results in an increase in exhaust temperature. A tradeoff exists between large availability destruction at low combustion temperatures and large amounts of availability discarded in the exhaust at high combustion temperatures. The optimum amount of work was found to occur for a combustion temperature of approximately 1600 K.

  4. Dark Energy and Search for the Generalized Second Law

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    Balendra Kr. Dev Choudhury; Julie Saikia

    2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The discovery of accelerated Hubble expansion in the SNIa data and the observed power spectrum of the microwave background radiation provide an ample support for Dark energy and Dark matter. Except for the so far well-known facts that cold dark matter (or simply dark matter) is pressureless, and dark energy has a negative pressure, the nature of these two still remains a complete mystery. The mystery facilitates different consideration. In one hand, dark matter and dark energy are assumed as distinct entities, and other interpretation is that both are different manifestation of a common structure, often referred as quartessence. Chaplygin gas, a perfect fluid also favours the second interpretation. Here, we consider modified chaplygin gas as dark energy candidate. Taking into account the existence of the observer's event horizon in accelerated universe, we find the condition where the generalized second law of gravitational thermodynamics is valid and the positivity of the temperature of the phantom fluid remains intact.

  5. Gravitation, C, P and T symmetries and the Second Law

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    G. Chardin

    2008-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The intimate links between gravitation and the second law are summarized and two less known relations between gravity and thermodynamics are studied. Firstly, the information cost required to operate a Maxwell's demon on a curved spacetime is estimated using the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy. More importantly, the charge and time (C and T) reversal properties of the Kerr-Newman solution in General relativity show that this solution, similarly to the Dirac equation, appears to represent both a particle and its antiparticle and suggests a definition of antimatter in general relativity. This definition leads to a parameter free explanation of the cosmological constant term observed in the supernovae data. The relation of this definition of antimatter with the coupled systems through opposite time arrows studied by Schulman is also emphasized.

  6. Gravitation law and source model in the anisotropic geometrodynamics

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    Sergey Siparov

    2010-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The GRT modification taking into account the dependence of metric on the velocities of the sources is built. It is shown that this dependence follows from the equivalence principle and from the inseparability of the field equations and geodesics equations. As it is known, the latter are the conditions of the field equations solvability, and their form coincides with Newtonian one only in the lowest approximation. The obtained modification provides the explanation for the flat character of the rotation curves of spiral galaxies, for Tully-Fisher law, for some specific features of globular clusters behavior and for the essential excess of the observable gravitational lens effect over the predicted one. Neither dark matter nor arbitrary change of dynamics equations appeared to be needed. Important cosmological consequences are obtained.

  7. Scaling laws for slippage on superhydrophobic fractal surfaces

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    Cottin-Bizonne, C; Bocquet, L

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the slippage on hierarchical fractal superhydrophobic surfaces, and find an unexpected rich behavior for hydrodynamic friction on these surfaces. We develop a scaling law approach for the effective slip length, which is validated by numerical resolution of the hydrodynamic equations. Our results demonstrate that slippage does strongly depend on the fractal dimension, and is found to be always smaller on fractal surfaces as compared to surfaces with regular patterns. This shows that in contrast to naive expectations, the value of effective contact angle is not sufficient to infer the amount of slippage on a fractal surface: depending on the underlying geometry of the roughness, strongly superhydrophobic surfaces may in some cases be fully inefficient in terms of drag reduction. Finally, our scaling analysis can be directly extended to the study of heat transfer at fractal surfaces, in order to estimate the Kapitsa surface resistance on patterned surfaces, as well as to the question of trapping of diff...

  8. Proof of a New Area Law in General Relativity

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    Bousso, Raphael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A future holographic screen is a hypersurface of indefinite signature, foliated by marginally trapped surfaces with area $A(r)$. We prove that $A(r)$ grows strictly monotonically. Future holographic screens arise in gravitational collapse. Past holographic screens exist in our own universe; they obey an analogous area law. Both exist more broadly than event horizons or dynamical horizons. Working within classical General Relativity, we assume the null curvature condition and certain generiticity conditions. We establish several nontrivial intermediate results. If a surface $\\sigma$ divides a Cauchy surface into two disjoint regions, then a null hypersurface $N$ that contains $\\sigma$ splits the entire spacetime into two disjoint portions: the future-and-interior, $K^+$; and the past-and-exterior, $K^-$. If a family of surfaces $\\sigma(r)$ foliate a hypersurface, while flowing everywhere to the past or exterior, then the future-and-interior $K^+(r)$ grows monotonically under inclusion. If the surfaces $\\sigma(...

  9. Testing the parametric energy conservation law in a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator

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    Testing the parametric energy conservation law in a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator verification of energy conservation in a parametric oscillator is reported with an optical frequency precision

  10. Scrutinizing RTAs, A Comparative Review of David Gantz, Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy and Practice

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    Bhala, Raj; Odom, Matt; Sharp, Ben

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Book review, Scrutinizing RTAs, A Comparative Review of David Gantz, Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy and Practice (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009)....

  11. Microsoft Word - Updated By-Laws for EM QA Corporate Board from...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    014 1 By-Laws Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Corporate Board Article 1 Name The name shall be the Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance (QA)...

  12. Dangerous Spaces of Citizenship: Gang Talk, Rights Talk, and Rule of Law in Brazil

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    Holston, James

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Violence in Democratic Brazil. Ethnography Caldeira, TeresaResignifications of Justice in Brazil. In Law and DisorderDemocracy and Violence in Brazil. Comparative Studies in

  13. Compliance and competitiveness : how prosecutors enforce labor and environmental laws and promote economic development in Brazil

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    Coslovsky, Salo Vinocur

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation bridges the fields of international development, legal sociology, and organizational behavior to examine how Brazilian prosecutors enforce labor and environmental laws. Typically, the enforcement of ...

  14. Toward a Legal Enlightenment: Discussions in Contemporary China on the Rule of Law

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    Chen, Albert H.Y.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the transition from feudalism to capitalism which theprogress from "slave society to feudalism to capitalism toto legal systems under feudalism, and socialist rule of law

  15. Towards Coherent Regulation of Law Enforcement Surveillance in the Network Society

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    Camp, L. Jean

    Towards Coherent Regulation of Law Enforcement Surveillance in the Network Society Serena Chan Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139

  16. Reply to Comment on "Modified Coulomb Law in a Strongly Magnetized Vacuum"

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    A. E. Shabad; V. V. Usov

    2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a reply to the Comment by S.-Y. Wang concerning our paper "Modified Coulomb Law in a Strongly Magnetized Vacuum"

  17. The Second Law in 4D Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet Gravity

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    Saugata Chatterjee; Maulik Parikh

    2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The topological contribution to black hole entropy of a Gauss-Bonnet term in four dimensions opens up the possibility of a violation of the second law of thermodynamics in black hole mergers. We show, however, that the second law is not violated in the regime where Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet holds as an effective theory and black holes can be treated thermodynamically. For mergers of AdS black holes, the second law appears to be violated even in Einstein gravity; we argue, however, that the second law holds when gravitational potential energy is taken into account.

  18. Numerical Simulation of the Flow of a Power Law Fluid in an Elbow Bend

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    Kanakamedala, Karthik

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical study of flow of power law fluid in an elbow bend has been carried out. The motivation behind this study is to analyze the velocity profiles, especially the pattern of the secondary flow of power law fluid in a bend as there are several...

  19. Stochastic mixing model with power law decay of variance Sergei Fedotov,1

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    Fedotov, Sergei

    -Planck models 8 , the stochastic mixing fre- quency model 9 , integral models 10 , and the Euclidean minimum spanning tree model EMST 11 . Reviews of these can be found in 1,2 . There are two different laws governingStochastic mixing model with power law decay of variance Sergei Fedotov,1 Matthias Ihme,2 and Heinz

  20. Can Power-Law Scaling and Neuronal Avalanches Arise from Stochastic Dynamics?

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    Destexhe, Alain

    Can Power-Law Scaling and Neuronal Avalanches Arise from Stochastic Dynamics? Jonathan Touboul1 evidenced by a power-law scaling of event size distributions, which can be measured by linear regression activity and show that event size distributions defined as negative LFP peaks can be close to power

  1. A Power-Law Formulation of Laminar Flow in Short Pipes Max Sherman

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    A Power-Law Formulation of Laminar Flow in Short Pipes Max Sherman Indoor Environment Program ABSTRACT This report develops a theoretical description of the hydrodynamic relationship based on a power pipes can be described with a simple power law dependence on pressure, but that the exponent

  2. OU COLLEGE OF LAW John B. Turner LL.M. Program

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    Oklahoma, University of

    OU COLLEGE OF LAW John B. Turner LL.M. Program Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 TIMBERDELL RD. NORMAN OK as possible by mail to: OU College of Law John B. Turner LL.M. Program Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 TIMBERDELL RD. NORMAN OK 73019-5081 TOEFL Report Please mail a copy of your official TOEFL report with your supporting

  3. Finite-element modeling of subglacial cavities and related friction law

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    Gagliardini, Olivier

    Finite-element modeling of subglacial cavities and related friction law O. Gagliardini,1 D. Cohen,2, the friction law, can be easily extended from linear to nonlinear ice rheology and is bounded even for bedrocks with locally infinite slopes. Combining our results with earlier works by others, a phenomenological friction

  4. Dense granular ows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law with threshold

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    Recanati, Catherine

    robust scaling behav- iors in various ow geomerties for dry grains, whether frictional or not [2, 4Dense granular ows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law a constitutive law that exhibits a ow threshold expressed as a #12;nite e#11;ective friction at ow onset

  5. A rate and state friction law for saline ice Ben Lishman,1

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    Feltham, Daniel

    coefficient of friction. This law describes dry friction. Bowden and Hughes [1939] proposed that the lowA rate and state friction law for saline ice Ben Lishman,1 Peter Sammonds,1,2 and Danny Feltham2 ice friction models are necessary to predict the nature of interactions between sea ice floes

  6. Our best juniors still struggle with Gauss's Law: Characterizing their difficulties

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    . Pepper, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock and Katherine K. Perkins Science Education Initiative difficulties with Gauss's law observed in an upper-division Electricity and Mag- netism (E&M) course symmetry it is impossible (rather than "difficult") to calculate the electric field using Gauss's law. One

  7. Experimental Study of Curvature-based Control Laws for Obstacle Avoidance

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    Zhang, Fumin

    , krishna}@isr.umd.edu Abstract-- A novel curvature-based steering control law is introduced to produce- thermore, with appropriate dynamic model, the algorithm produces an explicit control law for the robot, a recent development in this category is to keep the robot moving at a constant speed with steering control

  8. SCHOOL OF LAWSCHOOL OF LAWSCHOOL OF LAWSCHOOL OF LAWSCHOOL OF LAW 2003 -2004

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    Rock, Chris

    about the practice of law in real terms from lawyers, judges, and professors in Mexico. While our people at Texas Tech, and I hope to get to know you personally when you enter the Texas Tech School for a purpose. Walter B. Huffman Dean and Professor of Law Fall Enrollment: 698, including entering class of 246

  9. Europe's Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law

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    Güting, Ralf Hartmut

    Edited by Prof. Dr. José Maria Beneyto and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice revision: Lars S. OttoEurope's Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law of National Constitutional Courts José MarÍa Beneyto / Ingolf Pernice (eds) Lisbon and Beyond European Constitutional Law Network

  10. Heuristically Optimized Trade-Offs: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet

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    Fabrikant, Alex

    ­122, 2002. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002 #12;Heuristically Optimized Trade-Offs 111 Power lawsHeuristically Optimized Trade-Offs: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet Alex Fabrikant1 , Elias Koutsoupias2 , and Christos H. Papadimitriou1 1 Computer Science Division University of California

  11. Heuristically Optimized Trade-o s: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet

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    Fabrikant, Alex

    Heuristically Optimized Trade-o#11;s: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet Alex Fabrikant 1 , Elias Koutsoupias 2? , and Christos H. Papadimitriou 1?? 1 Computer Science Division University, U.S.A. elias@cs.ucla.edu Abstract. We propose a plausible explanation of the power law distri

  12. Heuristically Optimized Trade-offs: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet

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    Koutsoupias, Elias

    Heuristically Optimized Trade-offs: A New Paradigm for Power Laws in the Internet Alex Fabrikant1 , Elias Koutsoupias2 , and Christos H. Papadimitriou1 1 Computer Science Division University of California.S.A. elias@cs.ucla.edu Abstract. We propose a plausible explanation of the power law distri- butions

  13. NETWORKS OF LAW ENCODING DIAGRAMS FOR UNDERSTANDING Peter C-H. Cheng

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    Cheng, Peter

    NETWORKS OF LAW ENCODING DIAGRAMS FOR UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE. Peter C-H. Cheng ESRC Centre learning environments based on LEDs are considered. Cheng, P. C.-H. (1999). Networks of Law Encoding Diagrams for understanding science. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 14(2), 167-184. #12;P. C-H

  14. Information Security and Privacy Laws and Regulations, and UW Subject Matter Experts

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    Queitsch, Christine

    Information Security and Privacy Laws and Regulations, and UW Subject Matter Experts Page 1 of 16 Document Name: Information Security and Privacy Laws Version #: vF Created By: Ann Nagel, Associate Chief Information Security Officer Date Created: June 2, 2009 Updated By: Melissa Albin-Wurzer, Education

  15. Power law decay in model predictability skill Peter C. Chu,1

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    Chu, Peter C.

    Power law decay in model predictability skill Peter C. Chu,1 Leonid M. Ivanov,1,2 Lakshmi H. Kantha a Gulf of Mexico nowcast/forecast model. Power law scaling is found in the mean square error of displacement between drifting buoy and model trajectories (both at 50 m depth). The probability density

  16. Auxiliary field simulation and Coulomb's Law A.C. Maggs a

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    Maggs, Anthony

    Auxiliary field simulation and Coulomb's Law A.C. Maggs a , J. Rottler b a Laboratoire de Physico gives good results in molecular dynamics; Coulomb's law is implied by Maxwell's equations in the quasi in the presence of the long ranged Coulomb interaction. We compare the efficiencies of our molecular dynamics

  17. The Power (Law) of Indian Markets: Analysing NSE and BSE Trading Statistics

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    Sinha, Sitabhra

    The Power (Law) of Indian Markets: Analysing NSE and BSE Trading Statistics Sitabhra Sinha and Raj-tailed cumulative distribution, consistent with a power law having ex- ponent 3, similar to that observed in developed markets. However, the distributions of trading volume and the number of trades have a different na

  18. LEXSEE 19 BERKELEY TECH L J 1 Copyright (c) 2004 Berkeley Technology Law Journal

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Technology Law Journal 2004 19 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 LENGTH: 8383 words FOREWORD: The Rise of Internet the Internet -- of which the web is the best--known component -- should be governed and regulated. ... A common industries), the copyright law and policy field has attracted and inspired a wide range of new players

  19. Complying with Law for RE in the Automotive Domain Birgit Penzenstadler

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    , Germany Abstract The automotive industry is concerned with develop- ing large and complex embedded systems the automotive industry performs require- ments engineering in order to comply with government lawsComplying with Law for RE in the Automotive Domain Birgit Penzenstadler penzenst

  20. Memorandum of Understanding The University of Montana and The Montana Law Enforcement Academy

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    Academy Concerning Curriculum Changes in The University of Montana's Police Science Associate of Arts Degree Program WHEREAS The University of Montana and The Montana Law Enforcement Academy share of Arts Degree Program; and WHERAS employees of The Montana Law Enforcement Academy who develop and

  1. Steady-state laboratory ow laws alone fail to explain postseismic observations Andrew M. Freed a,

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    Freed, Andrew

    dislocation creep geodesy nite element modeling We test whether laboratory derived steady-state ow laws- and stress-dependent ow laws for diffusion and dislocation creep of olivine. We primarily concentrate of a number of creep mechanisms and associated constitutive relationships that quantify how viscosity and ow

  2. Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law F transfer in a magnetic fluid flow under the action of an applied magnetic field. Instead of the usual heat-Cattaneo law, heat transfer, magnetic field, magnetization AMS subject classifications: 76N10, 35Q35. 1

  3. Ris-R-1736 (EN) Cohesive laws for assessment of materials failure

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    Risø-R-1736 (EN) Cohesive laws for assessment of materials failure: Theory, experimental methods-opening reaches the critical s decreased to zero, 0 n . The bridging zone is further crack extension, the fracture laws for assessment of materials failure: Theory, experimental methods and application #12;#12;Cohesive

  4. Particle Physics Implications of a Recent Test of the Gravitational Inverse Square Law

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    E. G. Adelberger; B. R. Heckel; S. Hoedl; C. D. Hoyle; D. J. Kapner; A. Upadhye

    2007-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We use data from our recent search for violations of the gravitational inverse-square law to constrain dilaton, radion and chameleon exchange forces as well as arbitrary vector or scalar interactions. We test the interpretation of the PVLAS effect and a conjectured ``fat graviton'' scenario and constrain the $\\gamma_5$ couplings of pseuodscalar bosons and arbitrary power-law interactions.

  5. Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua)

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    Cubaud, Thomas

    Scaling law in liquid drop coalescence driven by surface tension Mingming Wua) Department experimental results on the coalescence of two liquid drops driven by surface tension. Using a high speed that such scaling law is robust when using fluids of different viscosities and surface tensions. The prefactor

  6. Henry's law, surface tension, and surface adsorption in dilute binary mixtures

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    Henry's law, surface tension, and surface adsorption in dilute binary mixtures Akira Onukia. The solute partitioning between gas and liquid Henry's law and the surface tension change are discussed fraction X and the temperature-derivative / T cx,p of the surface tension at fixed pressure p

  7. Renormalization, averaging, conservation laws and AdS (in)stability

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    Ben Craps; Oleg Evnin; Joris Vanhoof

    2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We continue our analytic investigations of non-linear spherically symmetric perturbations around the anti-de Sitter background in gravity-scalar field systems, and focus on conservation laws restricting the (perturbatively) slow drift of energy between the different normal modes due to non-linearities. We discover two conservation laws in addition to the energy conservation previously discussed in relation to AdS instability. A similar set of three conservation laws was previously noted for a self-interacting scalar field in a non-dynamical AdS background, and we highlight the similarities of this system to the fully dynamical case of gravitational instability. The nature of these conservation laws is best understood through an appeal to averaging methods which allow one to derive an effective Lagrangian or Hamiltonian description of the slow energy transfer between the normal modes. The conservation laws in question then follow from explicit symmetries of this averaged effective theory.

  8. Notes on several phenomenological laws of quantum gravity

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    Bruneton, Jean-Philippe

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phenomenological approaches to quantum gravity try to infer model-independent laws by analyzing thought experiments and combining both quantum, relativistic, and gravitational ingredients. We first review these ingredients -three basic inequalities- and discuss their relationships with the nature of fundamental constants. In particular, we argue for a covariant mass bound conjecture: in a spacetime free of horizon, the mass inside a surface $A$ cannot exceed $16 \\pi G^2 m^2m_p$ (5) There exists a mass dependent maximal force and power (6) There exists a maximal energy density and pressure (7) Physical systems must obey the Holographic Principle (8) Holographic bounds can only be saturated by systems with $m>m_p$; systems lying on the ``Compton line'' $l \\sim 1/m$ are fundamental objects without substructures (9) We speculate on a new bound from above for the action. In passing, we note that the maximal acceleration is of the order of Milgrom's acceleration $a_0$ for ultra-light particles ($m\\sim H_0)$ that co...

  9. Radioactivity in the ocean: laws and biological effects

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    Hunsaker, C.T.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes the literature on US laws and international agreements, experimental and monitoring data, and ongoing studies to provide background information for environmental assessment and regulatory compliance activities for ocean dumping of low-level radioactive waste. The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act is the major US legislation governing ocean disposal of radioactive waste. The major international agreement on ocean dumping is the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter. The United States ended its ocean dumping of radioactive wastes in 1970, but other countries have continued ocean dumping under international supervision in the northeast Atlantic. Monitoring of former US disposal sites has neither revealed significant effects on marine biota nor indicated a hazard to human health. Also, no effects on marine organisms have been found that could be attributed to routine discharges into the Irish Sea from the Windscale reprocessing plant. We must improve our ability to predict the oceanic carrying capacity and the fate and effects of ionizing radiation in the marine environment.

  10. Hanford Immobilized LAW Product Acceptance Testing: Tanks Focus Area Results

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    Vienna, John D.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Jiricka, Antonin; Smith, Donald E.; Lorier, Troy H.; Reamer, Irene A.; Schulz, Rebecca L.

    2001-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Immobilizing low-activity waste (LAW) stored at Hanford site will result in approximately 200 000 m3 of waste glass. It must be demonstrated that this glass can adequately retain radionuclides and prevent contamination of the surrounding environment. A study is being performed to determine the effect of glass composition on its capability to withstand the conditions in the Hanford site burial scenario. To predict the long-term corrosion behavior of waste glass, it is necessary to study the composition and properties of alteration products. The vapor hydration test (VHT) and product consistency test (PCT) were selected as the methods to accelerate the corrosion process and to form alteration products. VHT and PCT was performed on 75 glasses, of which 45 were designed to systematically vary the composition. VHTs were conducted at temperatures ranging from 90?C to 300?C. Alteration rates for most glasses are being determined at 200?C. Selected glasses were tested at different temperatures to determine the effect of temperature on the assemblage of alteration products and the apparent alteration rates. PCTs were performed at a glass surface area to solution volume ratio (S/V) of 2000 m-1 for 7 d and at a S/V of 20 000 m-1 for 10, 100, 1000, 5000, and 10000 h all at 90?C.

  11. Generalized second law of thermodynamics in f(T) gravity

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    Karami, K.; Abdolmaleki, A., E-mail: KKarami@uok.ac.ir, E-mail: AAbdolmaleki@uok.ac.ir [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran St., Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the validity of the generalized second law (GSL) of gravitational thermodynamics in the framework of f(T) modified teleparallel gravity. We consider a spatially flat FRW universe containing only the pressureless matter. The boundary of the universe is assumed to be enclosed by the Hubble horizon. For two viable f(T) models containing f(T) = T+?{sub 1}((?T)){sup n} and f(T) = T??{sub 2}T(1?e{sup ?T{sub 0}/T}), we first calculate the effective equation of state and deceleration parameters. Then, (we investigate the null and strong energy conditions and conclude that a sudden future singularity appears in both models. Furthermore, using a cosmographic analysis we check the viability of two models. Finally, we examine the validity of the GSL and find that for both models it) is satisfied from the early times to the present epoch. But in the future, the GSL is violated for the special ranges of the torsion scalar T.

  12. Illinois SB 1987: the Clean Coal Portfolio Standard Law

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    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    On January 12, 2009, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed SB 1987, the Clean Coal Portfolio Standard Law. The legislation establishes emission standards for new coal-fueled power plants power plants that use coal as their primary feedstock. From 2009-2015, new coal-fueled power plants must capture and store 50 percent of the carbon emissions that the facility would otherwise emit; from 2016-2017, 70 percent must be captured and stored; and after 2017, 90 percent must be captured and stored. SB 1987 also establishes a goal of having 25 percent of electricity used in the state to come from cost-effective coal-fueled power plants that capture and store carbon emissions by 2025. Illinois is the first state to establish a goal for producing electricity from coal-fueled power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS). To support the commercial development of CCS technology, the legislation guarantees purchase agreements for the first Illinois coal facility with CCS technology, the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC); Illinois utilities are required to purchase at least 5 percent of their electricity supply from the TEC, provided that customer rates experience only modest increases. The TEC is expected to be completed in 2014 with the ability to capture and store at least 50 percent of its carbon emissions.

  13. Decay Law of Relativistic Particles: Quantum Theory Meets Special Relativity

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    K. Urbanowski

    2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Late time properties of moving relativistic particles are studied. Within the proper relativistic treatment of the problem we find decay curves of such particles and we show that late time deviations of the survival probability of these particles from the exponential form of the decay law, that is the transition times region between exponential and non-expo\\-nen\\-tial form of the survival amplitude, occur much earlier than it follows from the classical standard approach boiled down to replace time $t$ by $t/\\gamma_{L}$ (where $\\gamma_{L}$ is the relativistic Lorentz factor) in the formula for the survival probability. The consequence is that fluctuations of the corresponding decay curves can appear much earlier and much more unstable particles have a chance to survive up to these times or later. It is also shown that fluctuations of the instantaneous energy of the moving unstable particles has a similar form as the fluctuations in the particle rest frame but they are seen by the observer in his rest system much earlier than one could expect replacing $t$ by $t/\\gamma_{L}$ in the corresponding expressions for this energy and that the amplitude of these fluctuations can be even larger than it follows from the standard approach. All these effects seems to be important when interpreting some accelerator experiments with high energy unstable particles and the like (possible connections of these effects with GSI anomaly are analyzed) and some results of astrophysical observations.

  14. Scaling laws for slippage on superhydrophobic fractal surfaces

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    C. Cottin-Bizonne; C. Barentin; L. Bocquet

    2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the slippage on hierarchical fractal superhydrophobic surfaces, and find an unexpected rich behavior for hydrodynamic friction on these surfaces. We develop a scaling law approach for the effective slip length, which is validated by numerical resolution of the hydrodynamic equations. Our results demonstrate that slippage does strongly depend on the fractal dimension, and is found to be always smaller on fractal surfaces as compared to surfaces with regular patterns. This shows that in contrast to naive expectations, the value of effective contact angle is not sufficient to infer the amount of slippage on a fractal surface: depending on the underlying geometry of the roughness, strongly superhydrophobic surfaces may in some cases be fully inefficient in terms of drag reduction. Finally, our scaling analysis can be directly extended to the study of heat transfer at fractal surfaces, in order to estimate the Kapitsa surface resistance on patterned surfaces, as well as to the question of trapping of diffusing particles by patchy hierarchical surfaces, in the context of chemoreception.

  15. Extended law of corresponding states for protein solutions

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    Florian Platten; Néstor E. Valadez-Pérez; Ramón Castañeda-Priego; Stefan U. Egelhaaf

    2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The so-called extended law of corresponding states, as proposed by Noro and Frenkel [J. Chem. Phys. 113, 2941 (2000)], involves a mapping of the phase behaviors of systems with short-range attractive interactions. While it has already extensively been applied to various model potentials, here we test its applicability to protein solutions with their complex interactions. We successfully map their experimentally determined metastable gas--liquid binodals, as available in the literature, to the binodals of short-range square-well fluids, as determined by previous as well as new Monte Carlo simulations. This is achieved by representing the binodals as a function of the temperature scaled with the critical temperature (or as a function of the reduced second virial coefficient) and the concentration scaled by the cube of an effective particle diameter, where the scalings take into account the attractive and repulsive contributions to the interaction potential, respectively. The scaled binodals of the protein solutions coincide with simulation data of the adhesive hard-sphere fluid. Furthermore, once the repulsive contributions are taken into account by the effective particle diameter, the temperature dependence of the reduced second virial coefficients follows a master curve that corresponds to a linear temperature dependence of the depth of the square-well potential. We moreover demonstrate that, based on this approach and cloud-point measurements only, second virial coefficients can be estimated, which we show to agree with values determined by light scattering or by DLVO-based calculations.

  16. Towards a process theory of Law: The jurisprudential implications of the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead 

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    Maclean, James B

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines law from a mainly Whiteheadian, or ‘process’, perspective. Beginning with the judgement of Lord Justice Ward in the conjoined twins’ case, Re A, I identify a way of looking at law that centres on the ...

  17. Hanford immobilized LAW product acceptance: Initial Tanks Focus Area testing data package

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    JD Vienna; A Jiricka; BP McGrail; BM Jorgensen; DE Smith; BR Allen; JC Marra; DK Peeler; KG Brown; IA Reamer; WL Ebert

    2000-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hanford Site's mission has been to produce nuclear materials for the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors. A large inventory of radioactive and mixed waste, largely generated during plutonium production, exists in 177 underground single- and double-shell tanks. These wastes are to be retrieved and separated into low-activity waste (LAW) and high-level waste (HLW) fractions. The total volume of LAW requiring immobilization will include the LAW separated from the tank waste, as well as new wastes generated by the retrieval, pretreatment, and immobilization processes. Per the Tri-Party Agreement (1994), both the LAW and HLW will be vitrified. It has been estimated that vitrification of the LAW waste will result in over 500,000 metric tons or 200,000 m{sup 3} of immobilized LAW (ILAW) glass. The ILAW glass is to be disposed of onsite in a near-surface burial facility. It must be demonstrated that the disposal system will adequately retain the radionuclides and prevent contamination of the surrounding environment. This report describes a study of the impacts of systematic glass-composition variation on the responses from accelerated laboratory corrosion tests of representative LAW glasses. A combination of two tests, the product consistency test and vapor-hydration test, is being used to give indictations of the relative rate at which a glass could be expected to corrode in the burial scenario.

  18. Notes on several phenomenological laws of quantum gravity

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    Jean-Philippe Bruneton

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Phenomenological approaches to quantum gravity try to infer model-independent laws by analyzing thought experiments and combining both quantum, relativistic, and gravitational ingredients. We first review these ingredients -three basic inequalities- and discuss their relationships with the nature of fundamental constants. In particular, we argue for a covariant mass bound conjecture: in a spacetime free of horizon, the mass inside a surface $A$ cannot exceed $16 \\pi G^2 m^2inequalities and find/review the following: (1) Any system must have a size greater than the Planck length, in the sense that there exists a minimal area (2) We comment on the Minimal Length Scenarios and the fate of Lorentz symmetry near the Planck scale (3) Quanta with transplanckian frequencies are allowed in a large enough boxes (4) There exists a mass-dependent maximal acceleration given by $m c^3/\\hbar$ if $mm_p$ (5) There exists a mass dependent maximal force and power (6) There exists a maximal energy density and pressure (7) Physical systems must obey the Holographic Principle (8) Holographic bounds can only be saturated by systems with $m>m_p$; systems lying on the ``Compton line'' $l \\sim 1/m$ are fundamental objects without substructures (9) We speculate on a new bound from above for the action. In passing, we note that the maximal acceleration is of the order of Milgrom's acceleration $a_0$ for ultra-light particles ($m\\sim H_0)$ that could be associated to the Dark Energy fluid. This suggests designing toy-models in which modified gravity in galaxies is driven by the DE field, via the maximal acceleration principle.

  19. Characterizing, Classifying, and Understanding Information Security Laws and Regulations: Considerations for Policymakers and Organizations Protecting Sensitive Information Assets

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    Thaw, David Bernard

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assets. Current information security law in the Unitedimplications for information security professionalism inbeing abundant in the information security community: Yes,

  20. Above the Roof, Beneath the Law: Perceived Justice behind Disruptive Tactics of Migrant Wage Claimants in China

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    He, X; Wang, L; Su, Y

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    bs_bs_banner Above the Roof, Beneath the Law: Perceivedmigrant workers perch on roof tops or towering construction

  1. 80 BOSTONIA Summer 2014 As a student in the School of Law in the 1980s, Michael A. Gollin

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    ) and Matthew Horowitz (LAW'14). Among the agencies where PIP grantees have worked are Greater Boston Legal

  2. Do Chinese Environmental Laws Work? A Study of Litigation as a Response to the Problem of Fishery Pollution in China

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    McMullin, Joseph

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the laws gov- erning water pollution in China, and Sectionlocal gov- ernment against the primary standard of China's

  3. Star Formation in Isolated Disk Galaxies. II. Schmidt Laws and Efficiency of Gravitational Collapse

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    Yuexing Li; Mordecai-Mark Mac Low; Ralf S. Klessen

    2006-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abridged). We model gravitational instability in a wide range of isolated disk galaxies, using GADGET, a three-dimensional, smoothed particle hydrodynamics code. The model galaxies include a dark matter halo and a disk of stars and isothermal gas. The global Schmidt law observed in disk galaxies is quantitatively reproduced by our models. We find that the surface density of star formation rate directly correlates with the strength of local gravitational instability. The local Schmidt laws of individual galaxies in our models show clear evidence of star formation thresholds. Our results suggest that the non-linear development of gravitational instability determines the local and global Schmidt laws, and the star formation thresholds.

  4. Further Study on the Conservation Laws of Energy-momentum Tensor Density for a Gravitational System

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    Chen Fang-Pei

    2008-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The various methods to derive Einstein conservation laws and the relevant definitions of energy-momentum tensor density for gravitational fields are studied in greater detail. It is shown that these methods are all equivalent. The study on the identical and different characteristics between Lorentz and Levi-Civita conservation laws and Einstein conservation laws is thoroughly explored. Whether gravitational waves carry the energy-momentum is discussed and some new interpretations for the energy exchanges in the gravitational systems are given. The viewpoint that PSR1913 does not verify the gravitational radiation is confirmed.

  5. Power-Law and Long-Memory Characteristics of the Atmospheric General Circulation DMITRY I. VYUSHIN AND PAUL J. KUSHNER

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    Power-Law and Long-Memory Characteristics of the Atmospheric General Circulation DMITRY I. VYUSHIN memory'' or ``power-law'' model. Such a model fits a temporal spectrum to a single power-law function, which thereby accumulates more power at lower frequencies than an AR1 fit. In this study, several power

  6. RULES OF THE ROAD Please consult the Colorado Revised Statutes for the specific language of the law

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    the law of the jurisdiction in which you are bicycling. B I C Y C L I N G I N C O L O R A D O RIDE of the law regarding bicycles and their operation. Municipalities and other jurisdictions may add further restrictions beyond those in the state law by passing local ordinances. It is your responsibility to know

  7. School of Law Catalog 2007-2008 Vol. 2008, No. 1, May 30, 2007 Periodical postage paid at Lawrence, KS 66045

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    School of Law Catalog 2007-2008 Vol. 2008, No. 1, May 30, 2007 Periodical postage paid at Lawrence ........................................................ 3 The University of Kansas Administration .................................. 3 School of Law Administration ................................................. 3 The School of Law and Its Programs

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - animal welfare-environment-food quality...

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    & Use of Laboratory Animals" and all pertinent local, state... , and federal laws. ANIMAL CARE SURGICAL FACILITY ANIMAL HEALTH STATUS ... Source: Meagher, Mary - Department of...

  9. Interface structure and flux laws in a natural double-diffusive Tobias Sommer,1,2

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Interface structure and flux laws in a natural double-diffusive layering Tobias Sommer,1,2 Jeffrey fluxes can be overestimated by a factor of four. Citation: Sommer, T., J. R. Carpenter, M. Schmid, R. G

  10. Determination of Henry's law constants of organics in dilute aqueous solutions

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    Hansen, K.C.; Zhou, Zhou; Yaws, C.L.; Aminabhavi, T.M. (Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate knowledge of Henry's law constants, H, or air/water partitioning coefficients are required to predict the behavior of organic compounds in the environment. In particular, when the compounds are relatively volatile and exhibit low solubility in water, air stripping may be a viable method for above-ground treatment. Henry's law constants of 15 volatile organic compounds in dilute aqueous solutions were measured by the procedure of equilibrium partitioning in a closed system. The method is based upon the measurement of the headspace concentration by gas chromatography. The compounds investigated included six halogenated hydrocarbons, four aromatic hydrocarbons, and five alkanes. The measurements were made at three temperatures between 25 and 45 C. The measured Henry's law constants compared well with the literature data of some liquids. The temperature dependence of Henry's law constant was also studied from the van't Hoff relation.

  11. Harmonisation, equivalence and mutual recognition of standards: an analysis from a trade law perspective 

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    Zu?n?iga Schroder, Humberto Angel

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standards are necessary for an efficient functioning of the market and their regulation is an increasingly important area of law. Such is their importance that today it is possible to find thousands of standards developed ...

  12. Long-Range Validity of Threshold Laws in Inner-Shell Photodetachment

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    the ALS, and Denison University has now shown that the threshold laws for inner-shell photodetachment of negative ions are not only obeyed but can extend over a much...

  13. Second Law-Like Inequalities with Quantum Relative Entropy: An Introduction

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    Sagawa, Takahiro

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the basic properties of the quantum relative entropy for finite-dimensional Hilbert spaces. In particular, we focus on several inequalities that are related to the second law of thermodynamics, where the positivity and the monotonicity of the quantum relative entropy play key roles; these properties are directly applicable to derivations of the second law (e.g., the Clausius inequality). Moreover, the positivity is closely related to the quantum fluctuation theorem, while the monotonicity leads to a quantum version of the Hatano-Sasa inequality for nonequilibrium steady states. Based on the monotonicity, we also discuss the data processing inequality for the quantum mutual information, which has a similar mathematical structure to that of the second law. Moreover, we derive a generalized second law with quantum feedback control. In addition, we review a proof of the monotonicity in line with Petz.

  14. Of Enterprise Principles & Corporate Groups: Does Corporate Law Reach Human Rights?

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    Harper Ho, Virginia E.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    conduct by remote affiliates and business partners of vast multinational corporate organizations. Corporate law, in contrast, governs the "internal affairs" of discrete legal entities within a given jurisdiction, each protected by a limited liability...

  15. Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed...

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    Frontiers in Science lectures Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed at Frontiers in Science lectures The lecture series is intended to increase local...

  16. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 89, 042108 (2014) Outbreak statistics and scaling laws for externally driven epidemics

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    Myers, Chris

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    understood and characterized. In this work, we report scaling laws for a model with SIR structure coupled with a constant force of infection per susceptible, akin to a "reservoir forcing". We find that the statistics

  17. Fitts' Law and human control of an electromyographic signal from the biceps brachii muscle group

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    Harrison, Kimberly L., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six human subjects performed a modified Fitts' test by moving an electromyographic signal between two targets on a computer screen. For five out of six subjects, the results were consistent with Fitts' Law with correlation ...

  18. Constructions of Maltreatment: Child Exposure to Domestic Violence and Its Penalization in California Law

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    Henry, Colleen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    0025.1975.tb02547.x Gelles, R. J. , & Straus, M. A. (1988).Law, and Ethics, 12, 336. Gelles, R. J. (1975). The socialBreines & Gordon, 1983; Gelles, 1975; Pfohl, 1977), only in

  19. Diversity of employment contracts and use of the law Christian Bessy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Diversity of employment contracts and use of the law Christian Bessy bessy@cee.enpc.fr Centre d contract' with their employer, in which the terms of their mutual commitments are explicitly stated (Bessy

  20. Group Analysis of Nonlinear Internal Waves in Oceans. III: Additional conservation laws

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    Nail H. Ibragimov; Ranis N. Ibragimov

    2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the maximal Lie algebra of point symmetries of a system of nonlinear equations used in geophysical fluid dynamics, two conservation laws are found in addition to the conservation of energy.

  1. FAST Code Verification of Scaling Laws for DeepCwind Floating Wind System Tests: Preprint

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    Jain, A.; Robertson, A. N.; Jonkman, J. M.; Goupee, A. J.; Kimball, R. W.; Swift, A. H. P.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates scaling laws that were adopted for the DeepCwind project for testing three different floating wind systems at 1/50 scale in a wave tank under combined wind and wave loading.

  2. NANOTECHNOLOGY LAW & BUSINESS MARCH 2007 585 Carbon Nanotube-Based Supercapacitors

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    Bennett, Gisele

    NANOTECHNOLOGY LAW & BUSINESS · MARCH 2007 585 Carbon Nanotube-Based Supercapacitors: Technologies-layer capacitors (also known as "supercapacitors" or "ultracapacitors") have tremendous potential as high double layer (ECDL) capacitors (also abbreviated EDLC), commonly called "supercapacitors

  3. Rule of law and party systems : a study of regional political parties in India

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    Ziegfeld, Adam W. (Adam Weston)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Where do party systems come from? The first part of this dissertation argues that party system formation depends on the rule of law, which is defined as the extent to which the state uniformly implements and enforces its ...

  4. Local Laws and Government Policies Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity in Maryland

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    Mallory, Christy; Liebowitz, Sarah

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    No Enforcement Private Cause of Action Maryland state lawsof state law to file a private cause of action in court.14 A private cause of action is not available to individuals

  5. arbitrary power-law expansion: Topics by E-print Network

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    are also presented. Burin Gumjudpai 2007-08-27 3 The power-law expansion universe and dark energy evolution Astrophysics (arXiv) Summary: In order to depict the transition from...

  6. The public philosophy of John Dewey and the evolution of law enforcement 

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    Patterson, Michael Lewis

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis identifies the convergence between John Dewey's ideas regarding the public and the evolution of law enforcement practices. There are four areas covered, those being responses to major shifts in cultural activities and assumptions...

  7. Gravitational Analog of Faraday's Law via Torsion and a Metric with an Antisymmetric Part

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    Philip D. Mannheim; J. J. Poveromo

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we show that in the presence of torsion and a metric with an antisymmetric part one can construct a gravitational analog of Faraday's law of electromagnetism.

  8. Statistics of the gravitational force in various dimensions of space: from Gaussian to Levy laws

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    Pierre-Henri Chavanis

    2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the distribution of the gravitational force created by a Poissonian distribution of field sources (stars, galaxies,...) in different dimensions of space d. In d=3, it is given by a Levy law called the Holtsmark distribution. It presents an algebraic tail for large fluctuations due to the contribution of the nearest neighbor. In d=2, it is given by a marginal Gaussian distribution intermediate between Gaussian and Levy laws. In d=1, it is exactly given by the Bernouilli distribution (for any particle number N) which becomes Gaussian for N>>1. Therefore, the dimension d=2 is critical regarding the statistics of the gravitational force. We generalize these results for inhomogeneous systems with arbitrary power-law density profile and arbitrary power-law force in a d-dimensional universe.

  9. Derivation of Newton's Law of Gravitation Based on a Fluid Mechanical Singularity Model of Particles

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    Xiao-Song Wang

    2006-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We speculate that the universe may be filled with a kind of fluid which may be called aether or tao. Thus, Newton's law of gravitation is derived by methods of hydrodynamics based on a sink flow model of particles.

  10. Tunable power law in the desynchronization events of coupled chaotic electronic circuits

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    Oliveira, Gilson F. de, E-mail: gilson@otica.ufpb.br; Lorenzo, Orlando di; Chevrollier, Martine; Passerat de Silans, Thierry; Oriá, Marcos [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900 João Pessoa, PB (Brazil)] [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900 João Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Souza Cavalcante, Hugo L. D. de [Departamento de Informática, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-900 João Pessoa, PB (Brazil)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the statistics of the amplitude of the synchronization error in chaotic electronic circuits coupled through linear feedback. Depending on the coupling strength, our system exhibits three qualitatively different regimes of synchronization: weak coupling yields independent oscillations; moderate to strong coupling produces a regime of intermittent synchronization known as attractor bubbling; and stronger coupling produces complete synchronization. In the regime of moderate coupling, the probability distribution for the sizes of desynchronization events follows a power law, with an exponent that can be adjusted by changing the coupling strength. Such power-law distributions are interesting, as they appear in many complex systems. However, most of the systems with such a behavior have a fixed value for the exponent of the power law, while here we present an example of a system where the exponent of the power law is easily tuned in real time.

  11. Urban land subdivision : a case for more practical by-laws, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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    Chen, Hsueh-Jane

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis, dealing with the land subdivision in urban areas, evaluates inefficiency of the case studies resulting from inadequate and improper existing by-laws in Kaohsiung and provides guidelines for urban development. ...

  12. ON THE EXISTENCE AND COMPACTNESS OF A TWO-DIMENSIONAL RESONANT SYSTEM OF CONSERVATION LAWS

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    under the assumption that the flux functions in the two directions are linearly independent. 1 of conservation laws modeling the displacement of oil in a reservoir by water and polymer, which is now known

  13. E-mail: GPQuery@law.harvard.edu Telephone: +617-496-8214

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Fellow 71 countries/jurisdictions represented, from A (Argentina) to Z (Zambia) In addition to law, LL.M.s in this class hold degrees in agriculture, economics, film studies, history, international policy, literature

  14. A minimum hypothesis explanation for an IMF with a lognormal body and power law tail

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    Shantanu Basu; C. E. Jones

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a minimum hypothesis model for an IMF that resembles a lognormal distribution at low masses but has a distinct power-law tail. Even if the central limit theorem ensures a lognormal distribution of condensation masses at birth, a power-law tail in the distribution arises due to accretion from the ambient cloud, coupled with a non-uniform (exponential) distribution of accretion times.

  15. The National Judicial College of Australia with the ANU College of Law presents a

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    Botea, Adi

    , The Australian National University, Canberra S E N T E N C I N G : F R O M T H E O R Y T O P R A C T I C E C O N F E R E N C E law.anu.edu.au/conferences/sentencing #12;Speakers include: > Dr Stephen AllnuttThe National Judicial College of Australia with the ANU College of Law presents a conference

  16. Graduates' Perceptions of the Criminal Justice Degree as Preparation for a Career in Law Enforcement

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    Franks, George Robert

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    degree has contributed to their success in a law enforcement career. iv The findings of the study indicate that most graduates perceive the degree as having direct links between college course curriculum and the academy training programs for law... there is evidence of varying degrees of hostility from non-educated police officers. Eskridge reported that many officers experience this hostility when they enter the academy, finding themselves singled out by instructors. He notes that this sometimes continues...

  17. The Impact of Legislation House Bill 56 on Immigration Laws and Construction in Alabama

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    Garcia, Jose

    2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    .............................................................. 19 2.7 Fiscal Impact of Unauthorized Immigration .................................................. 21 2.8 Anti-Illegal Immigration Legislation ............................................................. 25 2.9 Affected Areas... it proceeded to go into effect. The main provisions of the passed law are as follows: ? Allows local law enforcement to demand papers from anyone they deem to be in the country illegally.(ACLU, 2013) 2 ? Makes it a crime for undocumented immigrants...

  18. Generalized second law at linear order for actions that are functions of Lovelock densities

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    Sudipta Sarkar; Aron C. Wall

    2015-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article we consider the second law of black holes (and other causal horizons) in theories where the gravitational action is an arbitrary function of the Lovelock densities. We show that there exists an entropy which increases locally, for linearized perturbations to regular Killing horizons. In addition to a classical increase theorem, we also prove a generalized second law for semiclassical, minimally-coupled matter fields.

  19. On the Power-Law Tail in the Mass Function of Protostellar Condensations and Stars

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    Shantanu Basu; C. E. Jones

    2003-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the idea that the power-law tail in the mass function of protostellar condensations and stars arises from the accretion of ambient cloud material on to a condensation, coupled with a nonuniform (exponential) distribution of accretion lifetimes. This model allows for the generation of power-law distributions in all star-forming regions, even if condensations start with a lognormal mass distribution, as may be expected from the central limit theorem, and supported by some recent numerical simulations of turbulent molecular clouds. For a condensation mass $m$ with growth rate $dm/dt \\propto m$, an analytic three-parameter probability density function is derived; it resembles a lognormal at low mass and has a pure power-law high-mass tail. An approximate power-law tail is also expected for other growth laws, and we calculate the distribution for the plausible case $dm/dt \\propto m^{2/3}$. Furthermore, any single time snapshot of the masses of condensations that are still accreting (and are of varying ages) also yields a distribution with a power-law tail similar to that of the IMF.

  20. Excessive loss of information by the power-law ansatz for complex systems

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    Tsai, Sun-Ting; Chang, Ching-Hao; Tsai, Meng-Xue; Hsu, Nan-Jung; Hong, Tzay-Ming

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physicists love simple laws and uncovering common causes among seemingly unrelated phenomena. An example is the connection between earthquakes and crumpling of a paper, built through the simple power law (SPL) believed to exist between the occurrence rate of their crackling noise and the pulse intensity. We provide, however, evidence to weaken such a link by showing that both systems in fact obey different and more complex laws. Our analyses are based on the Akaike information criterion (AIC) that is a direct measurement of information loss and emphasizes the need to strike a balance between model simplicity and goodness of fit. AIC found that a shifted power law retains more information than SPL in the cases of crumpling sound, duration-time frequency of solar flare, web link, protein-domain frequency, and stock-market fluctuations. In the mean time, double power laws (DPL) should replace the Gutenberg-Richter law for earthquake, and the scale-free model for brain functional network, two-dimensional sandpile...