As an aspect of narration, point of view is crucial in the process of composition. Indeed, every narrative exhibits some point of view. This is evident in the analysis carried out in this work. In the work, the concept of point of view is discussed. This section explores the theoretical understanding of point of view. The analysis proper dwells on the four planes of point of view: the phraseological, the ideological, the perceptual and the psychological. To make the concept of point of view clear and easy to understand, the analysis draws practical examples from various Kiswahili texts. After an in-depth analysis of planes of point of view, some space is devoted to the analysis of internal and external points of view. These are the main types of point of view and the planes discussed can fall in any or both of them. Finally, conclusions are drawn on how point of view is rendered and how it works in Kiswahili novels. What is evident from the work is that some aspects of point of view are obtrusively used by some writers to achieve desired effects. Another important aspect is that point of view shows how people use language to enhance or affect their relationships.
For a long time, ?nite semi?elds have been studied from a geometric point of view, since they coordinatize certain types of Projective planes. But recent results relating semi?elds and coding theory (and also the study of generalized Galois rings) have stimulated the study of these rings from a strictly algebraic point of view. In this work we follow the second path, the term semi?eld is used to describe an algebraic system which satis?es all properties of a ?eld except for commutativity and associativity of multiplication. Semi?elds are of special interest today because the projective planes constructed from them have rather remarkable properties.
Traveller is an exciting new seven-level course for teenage and young adult learners, that takes them from Beginner to Advanced level. It follows the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference, the modular approach and is organised into 8 topic-based mudules.
Traveller is an exciting new seven-level course for teenage and young adult learners, that takes them from Beginner to Advanced level. It follows the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference, the modular approach and is organized into 8 topic-based modules.
Ecological research is becoming increasingly quantitative, yet students often opt out of courses in mathematics and statistics, unwittingly limiting their ability to carry out research in the future. This textbook provides a practical introduction to quantitative ecology for students and practitioners who have realised that they need this opportunity. The text is addressed to readers who haven't used mathematics since school, who were perhaps more confused than enlightened by their undergraduate lectures in statistics and who have never used a computer for much more than word processing and data entry. From this starting point, it slowly but surely instils an understanding of mathematics, statistics and programming, sufficient for initiating research in ecology. The book’s practical value is enhanced by extensive use of biological examples and the computer language R for graphics, programming and data analysis. Key Features: Provides a complete introduction to mathematics statistics and computing for ecologists. Presents a wealth of ecological examples demonstrating the applied relevance of abstract mathematical concepts, showing how a little technique can go a long way in answering interesting ecological questions. Covers elementary topics, including the rules of algebra, logarithms, geometry, calculus, descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Explores more advanced topics including fractals, non-linear dynamical systems, likelihood and Bayesian estimation, generalised linear, mixed and additive models, and multivariate statistics. R boxes provide step-by-step recipes for implementing the graphical and numerical techniques outlined in each section. How to be a Quantitative Ecologist provides a comprehensive introduction to mathematics, statistics and computing and is the ideal textbook for late undergraduate and postgraduate courses in environmental biology. «With a book like this, there is no excuse for people to be afraid of maths, and to be ignorant of what it can do.» —Professor Tim Benton, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
Mathematical finance has grown into a huge area of research which requires a lot of care and a large number of sophisticated mathematical tools. Mathematically rigorous and yet accessible to advanced level practitioners and mathematicians alike, it considers various aspects of the application of statistical methods in finance and illustrates some of the many ways that statistical tools are used in financial applications. Financial Statistics and Mathematical Finance: Provides an introduction to the basics of financial statistics and mathematical finance. Explains the use and importance of statistical methods in econometrics and financial engineering. Illustrates the importance of derivatives and calculus to aid understanding in methods and results. Looks at advanced topics such as martingale theory, stochastic processes and stochastic integration. Features examples throughout to illustrate applications in mathematical and statistical finance. Is supported by an accompanying website featuring R code and data sets. Financial Statistics and Mathematical Finance introduces the financial methodology and the relevant mathematical tools in a style that is both mathematically rigorous and yet accessible to advanced level practitioners and mathematicians alike, both graduate students and researchers in statistics, finance, econometrics and business administration will benefit from this book.
Coal has been and remains an important source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide. It is extracted from the ground by various mining techniques and currently presents one of the most dangerous working environments for humans. Accidents in coal mines are reported with alarming regularity in media. The two main factors that are directly linked to the dangers in mining of coal are the risk for explosions and inhalation of gases such as methane and coal dust. In light of the hazards with airborne pollutants, it is critical to ensure an adequate and efficient ventilation of the mine. From a safety point of view, one should ensure that there is a high exchange rate of air in every passage in the mine to keep the concentration of pollutants to a minimum; however, from an economical point of view, the cost in doing so would be prohibitive. This project addresses the ventilation of mines from a modeling and simulation point of view: After a literature review of various ventilation systems and existing models for ventilation in a coal mine, the author will derive a simple –yet efficient– model that can be solved for a mine after calibration.
The idea of this paper came as a result of observation for certain years of the way in which students in their first year of study pertained at the subjects of study they had to analyze. As we know, in the first year the academic curriculum includes fundamental subjects of study of different types, all of them having the role of forming the first professional knowledge and skills. Statistics, as we observed in the talks with the students, has a sad and undeserved fame of difficult subject, hardly approachable that solicits advanced preliminary knowledge from the students and at which is highly likely to get a good grade. Our efforts to improve the perception and the results of the students that finalize the statistics course were ulterior seen, gradually, while we were introducing more new elements in the teaching style, changing the way of interaction with them, stimulating more the reasoning of the young students I was working with. Regarding the above, the present paper aims at investigating, from the psychological point of view, the way in which we could identify mental models activated when the subjects interact with a subject of study.
This remarkably engaging text gives biology students an introduction to statistics. Based on a growing interest in statistics across the life science fields, The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences was developed from David Moore's The Basic Practice of Statistics and emphasizes statistical thinking and real data using up-to-date examples.
McGehee's lyrical and gripping creative historical nonfiction recounts the 1918-1919 winter spent on Alaska's Fox Island from the point of view of 9-year-old Rocky, son of the painter Rockwell Kent II. Vivid scratchboard-style illustrations echo the rugged subject matter with whimsy. This engaging book shows Alaska from a young boy's appreciative and imaginative point of view.
The Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing is a companion guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing, the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of the seriously ill and dying. Each chapter presents point-of-care guidance on palliative care issues for quick reference in daily practice. Containing clinical pearls developed from the textbook and practical tools on key points in palliative care, this guide is an ideal resource for practicing APNs.