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PROPAGATION PROPERTIES

Juan Luis Vázquez

in The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569039
eISBN:
9780191717468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter introduces a study of the properties of the support and the free boundary of the solution in a several dimensional setting. It discusses in detail the property of finite propagation and ... More


 Taking Chances

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter shows how risk can be introduced into the rules of a game by admitting chance moves. The Monty Hall problem is offered as an example. Elementary probability theory is reviewed, and ... More


Village, Empire, Desert

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

South Africa under apartheid presented some of the issues of this book in concentrated form: whether it was possible to construct an alternative grammar of identity; whether a closed system could be ... More


Orangutan activity budgets and diet: A comparison between species, populations and habitats

Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, Simon J. Husson, Cheryl D. Knott, Serge A. Wich, Carel P. van Schaik, Maria A. van Noordwijk, Isabelle Lackman-Ancrenaz, Andrew J. Marshall, Tomoko Kanamori, Noko Kuze, and Ramlan bin Sakong

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The chapter examines differences in the activity budgets of wild orangutans (Pongo spp.) within and between a large number of study sites in Sumatra and Borneo. The authors of the chapter found that ... More


We are Free to Think about God

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sketches possibilities for thinking about God as a counter-movement to technology, that nevertheless accepts the reality of the technological society. One still remains free to think ... More


Optimal Timing of Legal Intervention: Lawmaking under Uncertainty *

Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon

in The Economics of Lawmaking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374155
eISBN:
9780199871834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374155.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the main determinants of the optimal timing of legal intervention under uncertainty. Section 1 frames the lawmaking problem as an investment problem. It contemplates the choice ... More


Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility

Ruth Pearce

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447342335
eISBN:
9781447342380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342335.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

What does it mean for someone to be ‘trans’? What are the implications of this for healthcare provision? Drawing on the findings of an extensive research project, this book addresses urgent ... More


Keeping It Close to Home: Resourcefulness and Scarcity in Late Socialist and Postsocialist Poland

Małgorzata Mazurek

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

A history of shortages and scarcity in postwar Eastern Europe has usually been narrated in terms of its potential to provoke mass political action or else as individual cultural practices, such as ... More


Reading Godot

Lois Gordon

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Waiting for Godot has been acclaimed as the greatest play of the twentieth century. It is also the most elusive: two lifelong friends sing, dance, laugh, weep, and question their fate on a road that ... More


Introduction

Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren

in The Secret World of Doing Nothing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262614
eISBN:
9780520945708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262614.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter illustrates a supermarket scene wherein shoppers were buying their daily needs. The author was keen to notice how they go about doing everything from picking up stuffs and standing in ... More


Waiting

Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren

in The Secret World of Doing Nothing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262614
eISBN:
9780520945708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262614.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter opens with a discussion of Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson and Prime Minister Olof Palme, who were kept waiting before they could meet Saddam Hussein in one of his Baghdad palaces. It ... More


Distribution of Resources: Outcome, Waiting Time, and Money

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Continues the discussion of organ distribution for transplantation presented in the last four chapters of Part III of the book. Considers whether and why, when need and urgency are held constant, ... More


Abstinence, AIDS, and Evangelicals: An Introduction

Christine J. Gardner

in Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520267275
eISBN:
9780520950559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267275.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to describe in detail how virginity pledge events, such as those in evangelical sexual abstinence campaigns, are persuading ... More


The American Lying-in Hospital, 1850–1910

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the condition of lying-in hospitals in the US during the period from 1850 to 1910. Lying-in hospitals had very high maternal mortality rates, but for humanitarian or ... More


Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More


Idle Time

Markus Krajewski

in The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300180817
eISBN:
9780300186802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180817.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter investigates how subalterns spend those long periods of inactivity. By virtue of their function, they continue to work even when all they have to do is wait: either for the ... More


The Body in Ruins: Torture, Allegory, and Materiality in J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins by considering what is at stake in Coetzee's ascription of his novel Waiting for the Barbarians to his doppelgänger JC from Diary of a Bad Year. How might we regard the changes ... More


Continuous-time random walks

J. Klafter and I.M. Sokolov

in First Steps in Random Walks: From Tools to Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199234868
eISBN:
9780191775024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234868.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Up to now the book has considered the displacement and the return properties of a walker as functions of the number of steps. In physics and chemistry we however are mostly interested in the behavior ... More


A First Visit with the Doctor

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reflects on the doctor's normal day at the clinic based on personal experience. In particular, it cites the constant diversions and other challenges throughout a long and arduous day ... More


One More Day

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author describes what a typical day is like in the intensive care unit (ICU). He first reflects on the history of medicine and how it progressed to a sovereign profession, to a ... More


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