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The Unit

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One day in early spring, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material. She is promised a nicely furnished apartment inside the Unit, where she will make new friends, enjoy the state of the art recreation facilities, and live the few remaining days of her life in comfort with people who are just like her. Here, women over the age of fifty and men over sixty–single, childless, and without jobs in progressive industries–are sequestered for their final few years; they are considered outsiders. In the Unit they are expected to contribute themselves for drug and psychological testing, and ultimately donate their organs, little by little, until the final donation. Despite the ruthless nature of this practice, the ethos of this near-future society and the Unit is to take care of others, and Dorrit finds herself living under very pleasant conditions: well-housed, well-fed, and well-attended. She is resigned to her fate and discovers her days there to be rather consoling and peaceful. But when she meets a man inside the Unit and falls in love, the extraordinary becomes a reality and life suddenly turns unbearable. Dorrit is faced with compliance or escape, and…well, then what? THE UNIT is a gripping exploration of a society in the throes of an experiment, in which the “dispensable” ones are convinced under gentle coercion of the importance of sacrificing for the “necessary” ones. Ninni Holmqvist has created a debut novel of humor, sorrow, and rage about love, the close bonds of friendship, and about a cynical, utilitarian way of thinking disguised as care. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Unit Problem and Other Current Topics in Business Survey Methodology

The Unit Problem and Other Current Topics in Business Survey Methodology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Boris Lorenc,Paul A. Smith,Mojca Bavdaž
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527521087
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The Unit Problem and Other Current Topics in Business Survey Methodology by Boris Lorenc,Paul A. Smith,Mojca Bavdaž Summary

This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at the 2017 European Establishment Statistics Workshop, which have been revised and expanded here. Several contributions will serve to deepen the reader’s understanding of the unit problem in business statistics, while further chapters showcase recent advances in business survey methodology and practice in areas such as linking and data integration, sampling and estimation, data collection from businesses, measurement and mitigation of response burden in business surveys, among others. Written by leading experts in business statistics, the volume offers detailed and up-to-date findings to survey methodologists and practitioners working with business statistics. It will also be useful for readers in official statistics, academia and the private sector.

Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle

Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Simon
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821848631
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Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle by Barry Simon Summary

This two-part book is a comprehensive overview of the theory of probability measures on the unit circle, viewed especially in terms of the orthogonal polynomials defined by those measures. A major theme involves the connections between the Verblunsky coefficients (the coefficients of the recurrence equation for the orthogonal polynomials) and the measures, an analog of the spectral theory of one-dimensional Schrodinger operators. Among the topics discussed along the way are the asymptotics of Toeplitz determinants (Szego's theorems), limit theorems for the density of the zeros of orthogonal polynomials, matrix representations for multiplication by $z$ (CMV matrices), periodic Verblunsky coefficients from the point of view of meromorphic functions on hyperelliptic surfaces, and connections between the theories of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle and on the real line.

The Unit Commander

The Unit Commander Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sue Cullins Walls
Editor: iUniverse
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Cat has a hard time recovering from Jims tragic death, but Mark tries to help. She blames Jims death on Mark, and Mark feels guilty and also blames himself. After Mark is injured in a tragic accident, Cat helps him recover. Mark tells Cat that he has loved her for a long time, and as she helps Mark to heal, she finds herself falling in love with Mark. As Mark recovers from his accident, he finds himself anxious to get back to his old job as unit commander, but there is someone who stands in the way of him succeeding. This is the story of how God and the love of a good friend help Cat and Mark come back from a deep, dark hole of guilt and misery and into the bright sunlight of new love.

Inside Delta Force

Inside Delta Force Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Haney
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Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, "The Unit." Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action-to reveal the never-before-told story of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force). He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, hostage takers, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft. Survive alone in hostile cities. Speak foreign languages fluently. Strike at enemy targets with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force Operator. In this dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process—designed to break the strongest of men—that singles out the best of the best: the Delta Force Operator. With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it's really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. And from his days in Beirut, Haney tells an unforgettable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen targeting U.S. Marines at the Beirut airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance—and a few fatal mistakes. From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Eric Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop around the world.

Spherical Harmonics and Approximations on the Unit Sphere: An Introduction

Spherical Harmonics and Approximations on the Unit Sphere: An Introduction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kendall Atkinson,Weimin Han
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Spherical Harmonics and Approximations on the Unit Sphere: An Introduction by Kendall Atkinson,Weimin Han Summary

These notes provide an introduction to the theory of spherical harmonics in an arbitrary dimension as well as an overview of classical and recent results on some aspects of the approximation of functions by spherical polynomials and numerical integration over the unit sphere. The notes are intended for graduate students in the mathematical sciences and researchers who are interested in solving problems involving partial differential and integral equations on the unit sphere, especially on the unit sphere in three-dimensional Euclidean space. Some related work for approximation on the unit disk in the plane is also briefly discussed, with results being generalizable to the unit ball in more dimensions.

Function Theory in the Unit Ball of Cn

Function Theory in the Unit Ball of Cn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Rudin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Function Theory in the Unit Ball of Cn by W. Rudin Summary

Around 1970, an abrupt change occurred in the study of holomorphic functions of several complex variables. Sheaves vanished into the back ground, and attention was focused on integral formulas and on the "hard analysis" problems that could be attacked with them: boundary behavior, complex-tangential phenomena, solutions of the J-problem with control over growth and smoothness, quantitative theorems about zero-varieties, and so on. The present book describes some of these developments in the simple setting of the unit ball of en. There are several reasons for choosing the ball for our principal stage. The ball is the prototype of two important classes of regions that have been studied in depth, namely the strictly pseudoconvex domains and the bounded symmetric ones. The presence of the second structure (i.e., the existence of a transitive group of automorphisms) makes it possible to develop the basic machinery with a minimum of fuss and bother. The principal ideas can be presented quite concretely and explicitly in the ball, and one can quickly arrive at specific theorems of obvious interest. Once one has seen these in this simple context, it should be much easier to learn the more complicated machinery (developed largely by Henkin and his co-workers) that extends them to arbitrary strictly pseudoconvex domains. In some parts of the book (for instance, in Chapters 14-16) it would, however, have been unnatural to confine our attention exclusively to the ball, and no significant simplifications would have resulted from such a restriction.

Modern Engneering Physics

Modern Engneering Physics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A S Vasudeva
Editor: S. Chand Publishing
ISBN: 8121917573
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Modern Engneering Physics by A S Vasudeva Summary

The book in its present form is due to my interaction with the students for quite a long time.It had been my long-cherished desire to write a book covering most of the topics that form the syllabii of the Engineering and Science students at the degree level.Many students,although able to understand the various topics of the books,may not be able to put their knowledge to use.For this purpose a number of questions and problems are given at the end of each chapter.

Engaging Students

Engaging Students Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dianna P. Beirne,Kathleen G. Velsor
Editor: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610488024
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Engaging Students by Dianna P. Beirne,Kathleen G. Velsor Summary

It has become increasingly evident while working with in-service and pre-service teachers that educators are seeking meaningful solutions to teaching and learning. Engaging Students: Using the Unit in Comprehensive Lesson Planning provides the solution. Beirne and Velsor have constructed a new method to design, implement, and manage teaching and learning that blends the tenets of Constructivism, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Multiple Intelligence Theory—including their updates and revisions.

Bar Review Companion

Bar Review Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andres Bautista,Marie Antonette Quiogue
Editor: Anvil Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9712729176
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Bar Review Companion by Andres Bautista,Marie Antonette Quiogue Summary

A compilation of pertinent and updated “black letter” laws that are part of the official Philippine bar examination coverage and corresponding sections of laws that have been subject of previous bar examination questions. There are also certain important laws which, while not expressly included in the exam coverage, are not specifically excluded either. The Anvil Law Books series is the result of the authors’ aim to help bar hopefuls in their journey to become lawyers and therefore advocates and lovers of the law.

Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rossitza Setchi,Ivan Jordanov
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ISBN: 3642153909
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th The 14 International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems was held during September 8–10, 2010 in Cardiff, UK. The conference was organized by the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, UK and KES International. KES2010 provided an international scientific forum for the presentation of the - sults of high-quality research on a broad range of intelligent systems topics. The c- ference attracted over 360 submissions from 42 countries and 6 continents: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong ROC, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, - nisia, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. The conference consisted of 6 keynote talks, 11 general tracks and 29 invited s- sions and workshops, on the applications and theory of intelligent systems and related areas. The distinguished keynote speakers were Christopher Bishop, UK, Nikola - sabov, New Zealand, Saeid Nahavandi, Australia, Tetsuo Sawaragi, Japan, Yuzuru Tanaka, Japan and Roger Whitaker, UK. Over 240 oral and poster presentations provided excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research results and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and generation of new ideas. Extended versions of selected papers were considered for publication in the Int- national Journal of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, Engine- ing Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Neural Computing and Applications.

Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials On The Unit Ball

Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials On The Unit Ball Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kendall Atkinson,David Chien,Olaf Hansen
Editor: CRC Press
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Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials On The Unit Ball by Kendall Atkinson,David Chien,Olaf Hansen Summary

Spectral Methods Using Multivariate Polynomials on the Unit Ball is a research level text on a numerical method for the solution of partial differential equations. The authors introduce, illustrate with examples, and analyze 'spectral methods' that are based on multivariate polynomial approximations. The method presented is an alternative to finite element and difference methods for regions that are diffeomorphic to the unit disk, in two dimensions, and the unit ball, in three dimensions. The speed of convergence of spectral methods is usually much higher than that of finite element or finite difference methods. Features Introduces the use of multivariate polynomials for the construction and analysis of spectral methods for linear and nonlinear boundary value problems Suitable for researchers and students in numerical analysis of PDEs, along with anyone interested in applying this method to a particular physical problem One of the few texts to address this area using multivariate orthogonal polynomials, rather than tensor products of univariate polynomials.

Unit Root Tests in Time Series Volume 2

Unit Root Tests in Time Series Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Patterson
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Testing for a Unit Root is now an essential part of time series analysis but the literature on the topic is so large that knowing where to start is difficult even for the specialist. This book provides a way into the techniques of unit root testing, explaining the pitfalls and nonstandard cases, using practical examples and simulation analysis.

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Denstaedt,Judy Cova Kelly,Kathleen Kryza
Editor: Corwin Press
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Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8 by Linda Denstaedt,Judy Cova Kelly,Kathleen Kryza Summary

Develop students' test-taking skills with a fun, three-week instructional unit that helps them excel in multiple test formats while building strong metacognitive skills for lifelong learning.

The Industrial Policy Revolution I

The Industrial Policy Revolution I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Lin Yifu
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This volume is the result of the 2012 International Economic Association's series of roundtables on the theme of Industrial Policy. The first, 'New Thinking on Industrial Policy,' was hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C, and the second, 'New Thinking on Industrial Policy: Implications for Africa,' was held in Pretoria, South Africa.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Fiber Optics Weekly Update Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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