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An electronically driven pendulum

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0032
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

An electromagnetically driven pendulum is more accurate than a mechanically (escapement) driven pendulum. This is because a pendulum is disturbed less by an electromagnetic drive pulse than by ... More


Interest Groups and Crime Politics at the State Level

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The primary focus of this chapter is the relationship between group interests and the legislative policy process in Pennsylvania. In striking similarity to the situation in Congress, criminal justice ... More


Accurate Clock Pendulums

Robert J. Matthys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Shortt clock, made in the 1920s, is the most famous accurate clock pendulum ever known, having an accuracy of one second per year when kept at nearly constant temperature. Almost all of a ... More


Social Impact of Advanced Metastatic Cancer

Frances Sheldon and Pam Firth

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the psychosocial impact of advanced metastatic cancer on the patient and family. It discusses the results of several studies indicating that social isolation is a major issue ... More


Demand-Driven Systems, Model Hierarchies, and Ontogenetic Asymmetry

André M. de Roos and Lennart Persson

in Population and Community Ecology of Ontogenetic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137575
eISBN:
9781400845613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137575.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter shows that overcompensation and cohort cycles are also found in demand-driven systems, and that shifts in overcompensation patterns and cycle types can, as for supply-driven systems, be ... More


How Does Retirement Planning Software Handle Postretirement Realities?

Anna M. Rappaport and John A. Turner

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Many risks must be managed during the postretirement period. This chapter explores retirement planning software that provides individuals and advisors the opportunity to perform a range of ... More


Towards a Dynamics of Modularity: A Cyclical Model of Technical Advance

Henry Chesbrough

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Our understanding of the interaction between technological structure and organizational structure has made many advances. This chapter argues that a more dynamic conception of the relationship is ... More


Electronic correction for air pressure variations

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0036
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

At atmospheric pressure, a pendulum is slightly buoyant to a ‘sea’ of air. This buoyancy causes the pendulum's timing to be a little sensitive to the air's density, and consequently to its pressure. ... More


Accounting for Emergence and Novelty in Boston and Bay Area Biotechnology *

Jason Owen-Smith and Walter W. Powell

in Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The development of the biotech industry in Boston and the San Francisco Bay area, the two most prominent biotech clusters in the United States, are compared. Their analysis rests on three ... More


Manufacturing Practices in Information Technology Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Disk Drives, and Software

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers came into three information technology industries: semiconductors, hard disk drives, and software, for doing the work of each. It describes applications, how work ... More


Spatial risk assessment and management of disease

Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Timothy P. Robinson, Mark Stevenson, Kim B. Stevens, David J. Rogers, and Archie C. A. Clements

in Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198509882
eISBN:
9780191709128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509882.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the application of spatial analysis in disease management. Topics covered include spatial data in disease risk assessment, and data-driven and knowledge-driven models of ... More


Policies for Path Creation: The Rise and Fall of Norway's Research-Driven Strategy for Industrialization

Olav Wicken

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter discusses the role of public policy in creating a new path in the Norwegian economy. It argues that the policy to support industrial R&D from the 1960s was part of a strategy to ... More


Autoselection: selfish genetic elements

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Genetic elements that spread by parasitizing the replicative machinery of a host cell are common inhabitants of the genome, especially in multicellular sexual organisms. They show how genetic ... More


Hohlraum targets

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Hohlraum targets are a special class of ICF targets, in which capsule ablation is driven by the thermal radiation inside a cavity, the so-called hohlraum. In this scheme, the laser or ion beams do ... More


Continuous Runge–Kutta Methods for ODEs

Alfredo Bellen and Marino Zennaro

in Numerical Methods for Delay Differential Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506546
eISBN:
9780191709609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506546.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter presents the continuous Runge-Kutta methods for ODEs. In addition to providing the basics for the construction of the standard approach for DDEs, it constitutes one of the first ... More


The Modular Organization of the Mind

John R. Anderson

in How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195324259
eISBN:
9780199786671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324259.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter describes how the mind — faced with high demands of functioning in the world and the processing constraints of the brain — has developed a structure in which different cognitive ... More


Will to Power in the <i>Genealogy</i>

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Nietzsche's conception of will to power underlies his explanations of moral values, and that its manifestations may be outward-directed or inward-directed, achieve genuine ... More


Perspectival Knowing and the Affects

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter remains with Genealogy III and examines the positive conception of perspectival knowing which Nietzsche announces as an improved conception of ‘objectivity’. Recent readings have tended ... More


Joined-Up Government for Local and Regional Institutions

Gerry Stoker

in Joined-Up Government

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Joined-up government seems to be able to present itself in various forms of being understood in several ways. It is therefore subject to various interpretations and divergent views. Some contend that ... More


Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Robert Rowland Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640393
eISBN:
9780748671601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes Freud's work on the death-drive and compares it with other philosophies of death — those of Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida in particular. It also applies it in a new way to literature ... More


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