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It really is true

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The results of the special theory of relativity are so peculiar that a huge number of experiments have been done to check its validity. The contraction of space, the slowing down of time, and the ... More


Disagreement and Uncertainty

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores how those who have internalized the Rule Consequentialist ideal code will respond to disagreement and uncertainty. The ensuing discussion reinforces the Rule Consequentialist ... More


Validity and Non-Validity of Propagation of Chaos

Karsten Matthies and Florian Theil

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

In this chapter a novel, rigorous approach to analyse the validity of continuum approximations for deterministic interacting particle systems is discussed. The focus is on the Boltzmann–Grad limit of ... More


DENYING TRANSUBSTANTIATION: Physics, Eucharist, and Apostasy

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Wyclif is infamous for being the first to deny the doctrine of transubstantiation, in which the bread and wine are held to become the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament of Eucharist. This ... More


The Tsarist and Soviet Operational Art, 1853–1991

Jacob W. Kipp

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the evolution of Soviet‐Russian operational art from the perspectives of both war and society. The chapter begins by examining the ideas developed by officer‐scholars such as ... More


Some Official Denialist Arguments of the Turkish State and Documents from the Ottoman Interior Ministry

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explains that there are certain theses in the discussions about the Armenian Genocide which linger in the people's memory. These include the now-classic arguments that Armenian Catholics ... More


Quantization of cavity modes

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins with a normal-mode analysis of the classical electromagnetic field in an ideal cavity. The resulting expression for the electromagnetic energy has the same form as the energy of a ... More


Experimental studies of momentum density in metals and alloys

N. Shiotani

in X-Ray Compton Scattering

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198501688
eISBN:
9780191718045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter provides a full review and evaluation of work on: alkali metals and their alloys; beryllium, aluminium and its alloys, silicon, 3d transition metals, their alloys and compounds, and ... More


Mysticism and Islam: Rumi

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines Rumi (1207–1273), a leading mystic of Islam and perhaps its finest poet. Jalal al-Din Rumi was a Sufi and founded one of Islam's major Sufi orders, the Mevlevi, known in popular ... More


A Plenitude of Power

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores how it may be that substantial individuals are powered, or propensities. It discusses the propensity of basic physical entities and the propensity of other possible concrete, ... More


Epilogue

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has come to be customary to read Villette as the story of Lucy Snowe: a self-defensive character, a ‘constitutionally nervous’ individual, ‘a nobody and a somebody’, an exemplary figure of ... More


Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Günther Dissertori, Ian G. Knowles, and Michael Schmelling

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566419
eISBN:
9780191708060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides an introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions. It covers in full detail both the theoretical foundations and the experimental tests of the ... More


Aristocracy Abolished: The Destruction of Noble Power

William Doyle

in Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199559855
eISBN:
9780191701788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559855.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the abolition of noble power. Arthur Young wrote something about the end of revolution after witnessing the end of separate orders on June 27. Louis XVI had been frightened by ... More


The Legal Standing of the Ancient Cults of Rome

John R. Curran

in Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter shows that the cult of paganism took a long time to die and that there was little consistency in the attitudes of the emperors of the 4th century to the ancient cults. The rhetoric of ... More


Energy and Enthusiasm in Blake

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter begins with Blake's distinctive commitment to ‘Meer enthusiasm’ as the ‘All in All’. It examines his attempts to break free from the rhetoric of regulation at work in most other romantic ... More


Tony Harrison and The Holocaust

Antony Rowland

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235064
eISBN:
9781846314254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314254
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book argues that Tony Harrison's poetry is barbaric. It revisits Theodor Adorno's apparent dismissal of post-Holocaust poetry as ‘impossible’ or ‘barbaric’. His statement is reinterpreted as ... More


Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Alexander Laban Hinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confront us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide ... More


The Ancient Greeks at War

Louis Rawlings

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056574
eISBN:
9781781700839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The ancient Greeks experienced war in many forms. By land and by sea, they conducted raids, ambushes, battles and sieges; they embarked on campaigns of intimidation, conquest and annihilation; they ... More


Ethnic ‘Reprisal’ and Ethnic Cleansing

Donald Bloxham

in The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273560
eISBN:
9780191699689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273560.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Historians of 1914–1916 have sought to address the question of when it was decided to do away with the Armenians. Yet given the history of demographic engineering in the Ottoman empire, a full ... More


Germ Warfare and Patriotic Weisheng

RUTH ROGASKI

in Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240018
eISBN:
9780520930605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240018.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a description on germ warfare and the role of weisheng. The documentary record of alleged germ-warfare attacks and the Patriotic Hygiene Campaign in the city of Tianjin provides ... More


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