Introducing Time

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Craig Callender

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848317727

Category: Science

Page: 176

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What is time? The 5th-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Is time a fourth dimension similar to space or does it flow in some sense? And if it flows, does it make sense to say how fast? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction?These questions and others are among the deepest and most subtle that one can ask, but "Introducing Time" presents them - many for the first time - in an easily accessible, lucid and engaging manner, wittily illustrated by Ralph Edney.

Effective Time Management: Flash

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Author: Polly Bird

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444140930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Effective Time Management is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of managing your business books and accounts. In just 96 pages, Effective Time Management reveals the art of organising your life without complicated strategies, so that you are in control and have more time for the things that matter.

Introducing Circle Time to Secondary Students

A Seven Lesson Programme for 11 to 12 Year Olds

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Author: Charlie Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781904315131

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " listening " friendship " bullying " anger. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Improve Your Time Management: Teach Yourself

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Author: Polly Bird

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444129481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Improve your Time Management is the definitive guide to the basics of time management - the art of organising your life so that you are in control. You don't need complicated equipment, dozens of staff or a six-month break to learn how to save time and achieve more. All you need is a willingness to try some of the ideas in this book and the energy to start now. Improve your Time Management starts by asking you what you want to do with your life and explains how to work out how you really spend your time. It helps you to find out what you do that wastes time and tells you how to eliminate it then shows you how to plan your life better so that you deal with important activities and tasks at the most appropriate times. It tackles time-wasting activities such as paperwork, phone calls and meetings. And just to make sure that you aren't the only person in your office working at optimum efficiency, it explains how to instil good time management practices in your staff. By the time you finish the book, you will not only be using your time more effectively but will have more of it. This book will help you turn time into your best friend rather than your worst enemy. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of time management. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Delta-4: A Generic Architecture for Dependable Distributed Computing

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Author: David Powell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642846963

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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Delta-4 is a 5-nation, 13-partner project that has been investigating the achievement of dependability in open distributed systems, including real-time systems. This book describes the design and validation of the distributed fault-tolerant architecture developed within this project. The key features of the Delta-4 architecture are: (a) a distributed object-oriented application support environment; (b) built-in support for user-transparent fault tolerance; (c) use of multicast or group communication protocols; and (d) use of standard off the-shelf processors and standard local area network technology with minimum specialized hardware. The book is organized as follows: The first 3 chapters give an overview of the architecture's objectives and of the architecture itself, and compare the proposed solutions with other approaches. Chapters 4 to 12 give a more detailed insight into the Delta-4 architectural concepts. Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to providing a firm set of general concepts and terminology regarding dependable and real-time computing. Chapter 6 is centred on fault-tolerance techniques based on distribution. The description of the architecture itself commences with a description of the Delta-4 application support environment (Deltase) in chapter 7. Two variants of the architecture - the Delta-4 Open System Architecture (OSA) and the Delta-4 Extra Performance Architecture (XPA) - are described respectively in chapters 8 and 9. Both variants of the architecture have a common underlying basis for dependable multicasting, i. e.

The Economics of Risk and Time

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Author: Christian Gollier

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262572248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

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Updates and advances the theory of expected utility as applied to risk analysis and financial decision making.

Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought

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Author: P.J.N. Baert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080543024

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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In this book, fifteen authors from a wide spectrum of disciplines (ranging from the natural sciences to the arts) offer assessments of the way time enters their work, the definition and uses of time that have proved most productive or problematic, and the lessons their subjects can offer for our understanding of time beyond the classroom and laboratory walls. The authors have tried, without sacrificing analytical rigour, to make their contribution accessible to a cross-disciplinary readership. Each chapter reviews time's past and present application in its respective field, considers the practical and logical problems that remain, and assesses the methods researchers are using to escape or resolve them. Particular attention is paid to ways in which the technical treatment of time, for problem-solving and model-building around specific phenomena, call on - or clash with - our intuitive perceptions of what time is and does. The spans of time considered range from the fractions of seconds it takes unstable particles to disintegrate to the millions of years required for one species to give way to another. Like all central conceptual words, time is understood on several levels. By inviting input from a broad range of disciplines, the book aims to provide a fuller understanding of those levels, and of the common ground that lurks at their base. Much agreement emerges - not only on the nature of the problems time presents to modern intellectual thought, but also on the clues that recent discoveries may offer towards possible solutions.

Forecasting Economic Time Series

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Author: C. W. J. Granger,Paul Newbold

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483273245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Economic Theory, Econometrics, and Mathematical Economics, Second Edition: Forecasting Economic Time Series presents the developments in time series analysis and forecasting theory and practice. This book discusses the application of time series procedures in mainstream economic theory and econometric model building. Organized into 10 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the problem of dealing with time series possessing a deterministic seasonal component. This text then provides a description of time series in terms of models known as the time-domain approach. Other chapters consider an alternative approach, known as spectral or frequency-domain analysis, that often provides useful insights into the properties of a series. This book discusses as well a unified approach to the fitting of linear models to a given time series. The final chapter deals with the main advantage of having a Gaussian series wherein the optimal single series, least-squares forecast will be a linear forecast. This book is a valuable resource for economists.

The Sexual Politics of Time

Confession, Nostalgia, Memory

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Author: Susannah Radstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134918860

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Looking at a diverse range of texts including Marilyn French's The Women's Room, Philip Roth's Patrimony, the writings of Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, and films such as Cinema Paradiso, Susannah Radstone argues that though time has been foregrounded in theories of postmodernism, those theories have ignored the question of time and sexual difference. The Sexual Politics of Time proposes that the contemporary western world has witnessed a shift from the age of confession to the era of memory. In a series of chapters on confession, nostalgia, the 'memories of boyhood' film and the memoir, Susannah Radstone sets out to complicate this claim. Developing her argument through psychoanalytic theory, she proposes that an attention to time and sexual difference raises questions not only about the analysis and characterization of texts, but also about how cultural epochs are mapped through time. The Sexual Politics of Time will be of interest to students and researchers of time, memory, difference and cultural change, in subjects such as Media and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Film Studies.