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The Metaphysics Within Physics

Tim Maudlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199218219
eISBN:
9780191711596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What fundamental account of the world is implicit in physical theory? Physics straightforwardly postulates quarks and electrons, but what of the more intangible elements, such as laws of nature, ... More


Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Peter Monk

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

Since the middle of the last century, computing power has increased sufficiently that the direct numerical approximation of Maxwell’s equations is now an increasingly important tool in science and ... More


Molecules and Models: The molecular structures of main group element compounds

Arne Haaland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235353
eISBN:
9780191715594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235353.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book opens with three chapters describing the properties of atoms. The first chapter deals with the application of quantum mechanics to hydrogen and other one-electron atoms; the second with the ... More


General Remarks

Guenael Mettraux

in The Law of Command Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559329
eISBN:
9780191705304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559329.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

This chapter deals generally with the elements that make up the doctrine of superior responsibility.


Topics Concerning Finite Elements

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

Besides the first family of edge elements discussed in Chapter 5, there is a second family of elements of full polynomial degree at each order, also due to Nedelec. These have the potential advantage ... More


Mobile DNA elements

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter the remarkable extent of mobile DNA elements within the human genome is reviewed. The concept of mobile DNA elements as genomic parasites is discussed including how such elements are ... 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


Tipping Elements from a Global Perspective

Tim Lenton

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Several tipping points in the Earth system could be crossed this century, due to our collective impact on the planet interacting with its natural patterns of variability. This chapter summarizes ... More


Chance and Laws of Nature in Epicureanism

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

When Epicurus discharged the gods from running the world, he gave new fuel to a controversy which had been raging off and on for the past hundred years, and which would continue not only through the ... More


The Gene's‐Eye View and its Discontents

Samir Okasha

in Evolution and the Levels of Selection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199267972
eISBN:
9780191708275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267972.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the ‘genic’ view of evolution associated with Williams, Dawkins, Maynard Smith, and others. A distinction is drawn between the process of genic selection and a gene's eye ... More


Aristotle on the Transmutation of the Elements in De Generatione Et Corruptione I. 1–4

David Bostock

in Space, Time, Matter, and Form: Essays on Aristotle's Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286867
eISBN:
9780191603532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286868.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay is concerned with the contrast that Aristotle draws between ‘generation’ and ‘alteration’ in GC I.1-4, and its implications for ‘prime matter’. Aristotle believes that when one element ... More


The Genetics of Evolutionary Novelties

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the molecular genetics of evolutionary novelties. In particular, it investigates which molecular mechanisms might be involved in the origination of novel gene regulatory ... More


Finland

David Arter

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the retirement of President Kekkonen in 1981, a process of piecemeal constitutional reform has strengthened the core concept of parliamentary government at the expense of the old ... More


Scale-Free Networks: Complex Webs in Nature and Technology

Guido Caldarelli

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199211517
eISBN:
9780191705984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211517.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A variety of different social, natural and technological systems can be described by the same mathematical framework. This holds from the Internet to food webs and to boards of company directors. In ... More


An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

J. N. Reddy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525295
eISBN:
9780191711671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525295.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents the theory and computer implementation of the finite element method as applied to nonlinear problems of heat transfer and similar field problems, fluid mechanics (flows of ... More


Finite Elements on Tetrahedra

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

The finite element method is based on a geometric decomposition of the domain of Maxwell’s equations into simple elements. This chapter is devoted to tetrahedral elements, which are very common in ... More


Finite Elements on Hexahedra

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

An alternative to the tetrahedral elements discussed in the previous chapter is to use finite elements based on cubes, or more generally, hexahedra. Hexahedral elements have been used in several ... More


The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is the second of a three-volume set on the subject of innateness. The book is highly interdisciplinary, and addresses such question as: to what extent are mature cognitive capacities a ... More


 Silence

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The Chronicles of Narnia present problems of occasion, composition, and reception, and theories have been advanced as to what might give the seven books coherence despite their superficial ... More


Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, ... More


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