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 The Origins of Life and the Cosmos as Evolutionary Themes

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates that the origin of the universe was probabilistic, not preordained, because Heisenberg's uncertainty principle would have been violated at the level of the Big Bang. The ... More


EU Agricultural Institutions and the CAP: Coping with GATT/WTO

Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank

in Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199557752
eISBN:
9780191721922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557752.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 moves from the global to the EU level to analyse the way in which the ideational shift of the global farm trade regime has influenced the development of EU agricultural policy institutions ... More


Formulations of Mechanics Problems for Materials with Self-Similar Multiscale Microstructure

R.C. Picu and M.A. Soare

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

A broad range of natural and man-made materials, such as the trabecular bone, aerogels have hierarchical microstructure. Performing efficient design of structures made from such materials requires ... More


The 2003 Fischler Reform

Arlindo Cunha and Alan Swinbank

in An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process: Explaining the MacSharry, Agenda 2000, and Fischler Reforms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591572
eISBN:
9780191725579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591572.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The 2003 reform is generally considered to have been the most radical in the history of the CAP, in that it largely decoupled farm income support from production with the introduction of the Single ... More


Making Audits Work: Auditees and the Auditable Performance

Michael Power

in The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296034
eISBN:
9780191685187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296034.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the manner in which auditing works by virtue of actively creating the external organizational environment in which it operates. It also addresses how the consequences of ... More


Intra-Regional Trade in East Asia: The Decoupling Fallacy, Crisis, and Policy Challenges

Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Archanun Kohpaiboon

in The Global Financial Crisis and Asia: Implications and Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660957
eISBN:
9780191748981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660957.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the export experience of East Asian economies in the aftermath of the crisis against the backdrop of a systematic analysis of pre-crisis trade patterns. The analysis is ... More


Decoupling of East Asia: Myth or Reality?

Yung Chul Park

in The Global Financial Crisis and Asia: Implications and Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660957
eISBN:
9780191748981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660957.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

Most of the studies on Asia's “decoupling” cover the period before the 2008 global financial crisis. In view of the faster recovery East Asia from the 2008 global economic crisis, it would be ... More


Introduction to the Issues and the Book

Paul Ekins

in Environmental Tax Reform (ETR): A Policy for Green Growth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584505
eISBN:
9780191725012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584505.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter sets the scene for the book as a whole. It presents the arguments on the urgent need to achieve absolute decoupling of economic growth and performance from environmental impact; the ... More


Cosmology

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim

in Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198508717
eISBN:
9780191708862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508717.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces the standard cosmological model and explains basic general relativity, Robertson–Walker metric (geodesic motion, redshift, Hubble's law, angular diameter-redshift relation, ... More


Relic Neutrinos

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim

in Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198508717
eISBN:
9780191708862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508717.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the physics of relic neutrinos with detailed treatment of neutrino decoupling, electron-positron annihilation, neutrino temperature, energy density of light massive neutrinos, ... More


The Tri-Process Model and Serial Associative Cognition

Keith E. Stanovich

in Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341140
eISBN:
9780199894307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341140.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter fleshes out the full tri-process model (on autonomous, algorithmic, and reflective levels) of the mind. Fully decoupled cognitive simulation is distinguished from another type of Type 2 ... More


The Social Implications of Separating the Concepts of Intelligence and Rationality

Keith E. Stanovich

in Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341140
eISBN:
9780199894307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341140.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter explores the social consequences of the modest association between rational thinking and intelligence. It argues that an understanding of the implications of the modest association helps ... More


Cooperative local dynamics – the glass-transition zone

C. M. Roland

in Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571574
eISBN:
9780191728976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571574.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

When the density of segments becomes sufficiently high, the motions of polymer chains are governed primarily by intermolecular cooperativity. With continued cooling or pressurization, the timescale ... More


Feedback and feedforward mechanisms for the control of multijointed limbs

Francesco Lacquaniti, Mauro Carrozzo, and Nunzio Borghese

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0174
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter talks about the feedback and feedforward mechanism for the control of multijointed limbs. The control laws are here essentially decentralized: the actuator for each joint receives both ... More


Conclusion

Wolf-Georg Ringe

in The Deconstruction of Equity: Activist Shareholders, Decoupled Risk, and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198723035
eISBN:
9780191789618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723035.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter concludes the discussion and summarizes the findings. The concrete proposals made in this book are presented in the European regulatory context. However, the problem is a global one, and ... More


Problem: Discussion Summary

Subramanian Rangan

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This section of the book summarizes the discussion in the five chapters that have covered the first theme in this book: problem. The chapters in this section have been devoted to achieving clarity ... More


Levels of embodied meaning: From pointing to counterfactuals

Manuel de Vega

in Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on meaning and cognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217274
eISBN:
9780191696060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the nature of meaning (embodied versus symbolic) in the light of linguistic reference. It proposes three levels of reference differing in their computational demands, and ... More


Introduction

Wolf-Georg Ringe

in The Deconstruction of Equity: Activist Shareholders, Decoupled Risk, and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198723035
eISBN:
9780191789618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723035.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter introduces the topic of equity risk decoupling and provides simple examples to illustrate the problem. It further puts the book into the context of research on the topic and explains the ... More


From infinities in quantum electrodynamics to the general renormalization group

Jean Zinn-Justin

in From Random Walks to Random Matrices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198787754
eISBN:
9780191829840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787754.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 4 describes a few important steps which have led from the discovery of infinities in quantum electrodynamics in the calculation of Feynman diagrams (ultraviolet divergences (UV divergences)) ... More


Renormalization Group: From a general concept to numbers

Jean Zinn-Justin

in From Random Walks to Random Matrices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198787754
eISBN:
9780191829840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787754.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 5 first recalls the importance of the concept of scale decoupling in physics. It then emphasizes that quantum field theory and the theory of critical phenomena have provided two examples ... More


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