Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture: From Pedagogy to Praxis

Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture: From Pedagogy to Praxis By Quazi Mahtab Zaman, Igea Troiani
English | PDF | 2018 | 236 Pages | ISBN : 3319558544 | 8 MB

This book presents a collection of critical, multi-disciplinary essays on urban research by established and early career researchers who participated in the 9th Annual AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association) Research Student Symposium. The symposium was held at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen from Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May 2012.

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Local Leadership in a Global Era: Policy and Behaviour Change in Cities

Local Leadership in a Global Era: Policy and Behaviour Change in Cities By Amy M. Hochadel
English | PDF | 2018 | 232 Pages | ISBN : 3319589806 | 2.3 MB

This book examines local leadership and policy changes as a result of globalisation. The author identifies what behaviours are facilitating the connection of local economies to the global economy and what local structures enable or inhibit the activity. It presents positive indicators from empirical research and three local case studies, that a dyadic arrangement of transformational leadership and a legislative-activist structure are more likely to connect a local economy to opportunities in the global economy.

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Gadamer on Tradition – Historical Context and the Limits of Reflection

Gadamer on Tradition – Historical Context and the Limits of Reflection By Anders Odenstedt
English | PDF | 2017 | 249 Pages | ISBN : 3319595563 | 2.6 MB

This book discusses Gadamer’s theory of context-dependence. Analytical and partly critical, the book also shows exegetical accuracy in the rendering of Gadamer’s position. It explores the following questions that Gadamer’s theory of context-dependence tries to answer: in what way is thought influenced by and thus dependent on its historical context? To what extent and in what way is the individual able to become reflectively aware of and emancipate himself from this dependence? The book takes Gadamer’s wide interests into account, e.g.

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Provably Correct Systems

Provably Correct Systems By Mike Hinchey, Jonathan P. Bowen, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog
English | PDF | 2017 | 332 Pages | ISBN : 3319486276 | 9.1 MB

As computers increasingly control the systems and services we depend upon within our daily lives like transport, communications, and the media, ensuring these systems function correctly is of utmost importance. This book consists of twelve chapters and one historical account that were presented at a workshop in London in 2015, marking the 25th anniversary of the European ESPRIT Basic Research project ‘ProCoS’ (Provably Correct Systems).

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Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2017: Using .NET Core and Modern JavaScript Frameworks

Building Web Applications with Visual Studio 2017: Using .NET Core and Modern JavaScript Frameworks By Philip Japikse, Kevin Grossnicklaus, Ben Dewey
English | PDF | 2017 | 418 Pages | ISBN : 1484224779 | 8.5 MB

Learn how to build web applications from three Microsoft MVPs. After building the data application layer using Entity Framework Core and a RESTful service using ASP.NET Core, you will then build the client side web application three ways: first, using ASP.NET Core, then using Angular 2, and, finally, using React. You will be able to compare and contrast these UI frameworks and select the best one for your needs.

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Mesh Dependence in PDE-Constrained Optimisation: An Application in Tidal Turbine Array Layouts

Mesh Dependence in PDE-Constrained Optimisation: An Application in Tidal Turbine Array Layouts By Tobias Schwedes, David A. Ham, Simon W. Funke, Matthew D. Piggott
English | PDF | 2017 | 118 Pages | ISBN : 3319594826 | 4.76 MB

This book provides an introduction to PDE-constrained optimisation using finite elements and the adjoint approach. The practical impact of the mathematical insights presented here are demonstrated using the realistic scenario of the optimal placement of marine power turbines, thereby illustrating the real-world relevance of best-practice Hilbert space aware approaches to PDE-constrained optimisation problems.

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Euclidean Quantum Gravity on Manifolds with Boundary

Euclidean Quantum Gravity on Manifolds with Boundary By Giampiero Esposito, Alexander Yu. Kamenshchik, Giuseppe Pollifrone
English | PDF | 1997 | 334 Pages | ISBN : 9401064520 | 30.7 MB

This book reflects our own struggle to understand the semiclassical behaviour of quantized fields in the presence of boundaries. Along many years, motivated by the problems of quantum cosmology and quantum field theory, we have studied in detail the one-loop properties of massless spin-l/2 fields, Euclidean Maxwell the­ ory, gravitino potentials and Euclidean quantum gravity.

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Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies

Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies By Angela Murphy, Helen Farley, Laurel Evelyn Dyson, Hazel Jones
English | PDF | 2017 | 663 Pages | ISBN : 9811049432 | 17 MB

If mobile technologies are to be effectively used in education, how do we best implement sustainable mobile solutions for teaching and learning? The aim of this handbook is to support educators and policy makers who are investing in innovations in digital education to develop effective and sustainable mobile learning solutions for higher education environments.

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One Planet Is Enough: Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Threats through Technology

One Planet Is Enough: Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Threats through Technology By Rune Westergård
English | PDF | 2018 | 156 Pages | ISBN : 3319609122 | 2.4 MB

The present book offers a compelling sketch of how technological advances have shaped humankind’s evolution and how they can unlock ways to combat climate change and environmental threats. It also reveals new perspectives on climate change and sustainable development by harnessing technology.
Given today’s conditions, only a homeless vegan could achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. In reality, it would be impossible, and even destructive, to attempt to save the planet by discontinuing consumption. It would disrupt evolution and threaten the driving forces of the technology that is our hope for combating climate change and environmental threats in the future.

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Cognitive Technologies

Cognitive Technologies By Alberto Paradisi, Alan Godoy Souza Mello, Fabrício Lira Figueiredo, Rafael Carvalho Figueiredo
English | PDF | 2017 | 168 Pages | ISBN : 3319537520 | 5.8 MB

This book focuses on the next generation optical networks as well as mobile communication technologies. The reader will find chapters on Cognitive Optical Network, 5G Cognitive Wireless, LTE, Data Analysis and Natural Language Processing. It also presents a comprehensive view of the enhancements and requirements foreseen for Machine Type Communication.

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