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Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Moody Chu and Gene Golub

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The basic goal of an inverse eigenvalue problem is to reconstruct the physical parameters of a certain system from the knowledge or desire of its dynamical behavior. Depending on the application, ... More


Consumption Tax Policy and the Taxation of Capital Income

Raymond G. Batina and Toshihiro Ihori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297901
eISBN:
9780191685361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297901.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The purpose of this book is to introduce the substantial literature on consumption tax policy and the taxation of capital income, the early literature on optimal tax theory in dynamic overlapping ... More


Understanding and Presenting ABMS Results

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter shows how to understand and present agent-based modeling and simulation results. A supply chain example is used to illustrate the concepts.


Research Questions for Comparative Investigation

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the data and the way thse are deployed operationally in the subsequent analysis. The data falls into three main categories: aggregate voting results for post-war national ... More


Fourier–Mukai Transforms

D. Huybrechts

in Fourier-Mukai Transforms in Algebraic Geometry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296866
eISBN:
9780191711329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296866.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter introduces the central notion of a Fourier-Mukai transform between derived categories. It is the derived version of the notion of a correspondence, which has been studied for all kinds ... More


The Israeli Mixed Electoral System: Unexpected Reciprocal and Cumulative Consequences

Reuven Y. Hazan

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This analyzes the consequences of the Israeli version of a mixed electoral system, in which a majoritarian method of electing the head of the executive branch was grafted onto an extremely ... More


Plurality Case Study Election Results: Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe 1

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter and the next describe the political histories of the case studies presented in the book, paying particular attention to their democratic transitions, institutional choices, and ... More


PR Case Study Election Results: South Africa and Namibia

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter and the previous one (Ch. 5) describe the political histories of the case studies presented in the book, paying particular attention to their democratic transitions, institutional ... More


Cross‐Country Comparisons: Legislative and Executive Inclusion

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A comparative analysis is given of both actual and simulated election results of the five country case studies (from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) presented in the book, along ... More


GEOMETRICAL INGREDIENTS

Mathew Penrose

in Random Geometric Graphs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506263
eISBN:
9780191707858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter contains some well-known deterministic geometric results for use in subsequent chapters. The Lebesgue density theorem is stated along with some of its consequences concerned with finding ... More


Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

Fostering Accountability presents a model of child welfare decision-making that holds public officials answerable for the integrity and validity of the actions they take on behalf of the ... More


Causation and Relations Between Events: An Introduction to WG Semantics

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter, there is a discussion of causation and ditransitive verbs, organized around the question of whether ditransitives lexicalize a causative structure or not, and concluding that they do ... More


Preliminaries

Juan Luis Vázquez

in Smoothing and Decay Estimates for Nonlinear Diffusion Equations: Equations of Porous Medium Type

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202973
eISBN:
9780191707919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202973.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter provides necessary preliminaries on functional analysis, comparison results, and the fundamentals of the PME. Section 1.2 provides the basic information on the equation that will serve ... More


Reflections on Manner/Result Complementarity *

Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the observed complementarity of manner and result as components of lexicalized verb meaning. We provide a precise characterization of these meaning components: results ... More


Contact and Other Results *

Nomi Erteschik‐Shir and Tova Rapoport

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

We consider the account of verbs of contact within the framework of Atom Theory and expand the analysis of forceful point‐of‐contact verbs such as hit and surface contact types like smear to plural ... More


Traditional and psychological perspectives on meditation

Michael A. West

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes meditation as an historical and cross-cultural phenomenon, demonstrating its ubiquity in secular and religious domains. Instructions for a simple ... More


Meditation as psychotherapy: a new look at the evidence

Jonathan C. Smith

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews traditional evidence and describes the difficulties of interpeting the results before arguing for a skills-based approach to understanding meditation. ... More


Conclusion

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter considers the future of results-oriented accountability (ROA) and the use of empirical evidence to guide and improve child welfare policy. It assesses where current child welfare policy ... More


Introduction

Mark F. Testa

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of results-oriented accountability (ROA), which is about holding professionals and organizations answerable for the results (outcome) of a chosen ... More


Child Welfare in the Twenty-First Century: Outcomes, Value Tensions, and Agency Risks

Mark F. Testa and John Poertner

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides a general overview of key public interests and organizational principles that shape and define the public role in child welfare. Public child welfare is concerned largely with ... More


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