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La política científica en disputa: Diagnósticos y propuestas frente a su reorientación regresiva

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Book Series: Andamios. Perspectivas ISBN: 9789503417768 Year: Volume: 5 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación
Subject: Science (General) --- Political Science
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Esta publicación reúne nueve intervenciones realizadas en el marco de la movilización de las y los científicas/os contra el ajuste y el rediseño de la política científica impulsados por el gobierno nacional argentino bajo el control de la Alianza Cambiemos. La política científica en disputa: diagnósticos y propuestas frente a su reorientación regresiva aborda, desde una perspectiva integral, los desafíos y las diversas aristas de la producción, circulación y apropiación del conocimiento, así como una contextualización de la coyuntura de la lucha de becaries e investigadores en defensa de la ciencia pública. Investigación, docencia y extensión son tratadas por les expositores como una tríada relacional que exige una mirada integral acerca de los alcances y significados de la misión del sistema científico. La producción de conocimiento se muestra así como un campo en disputa atravesado por lo político y la política que nos interpela acerca de cómo, para qué y con quiénes seguir haciendo ciencia pública en la Argentina.

Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan

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Book Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series ISBN: 9780203027899 9780415368124 9780415651721 9781134207527 9781134207510 9781134207473 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203027899 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology --- Science (General)
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This new book discusses the extent to which the Japanese economy encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Although Japan has a strong reputation as an innovator, some people argue that this reputation is misplaced. Contrary to earlier expectations, the USA rather than Japan emerged as the leader in the biotech industries in the 1990s, and also many small firms in Japan supply only a few – or just one – other company, thereby limiting their view of the marketplace and the commercial opportunities within it. Despite the increase of international patents, international scientific citations and a positive technology trade balance, the Japanese innovation system is weak in giving birth to radical innovations. The book explores fully these issues, making comparisons with other countries where appropriate. It concludes that the Japanese innovation system has both advantages and disadvantages and contributes to a better understanding of how policy changes take place.

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japanese --- system --- economy --- supplier --- medium --- enterprise --- agency --- manufacturing --- extension --- partnership

Building Agricultural Extension Capacity in Post-Conflict Settings

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ISBN: 9781786390592; 9781786390608; 9781786390615 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.1079/9781786390592.0000 Language: English
Publisher: CABI
Subject: Economics --- Agriculture (General)
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This book investigates the experiences and issues involved with extension systems in post-conflict settings; evaluates the impact of different extension policy approaches and practice in such settings; and identifies the key elements needed to effectively rebuild agricultural extension systems and programs in post-conflict contexts. The chapters contain country-specific case studies that provide a descriptive account but also analyze strategies, successes and failures, and lessons learned. A synthesis chapter provides comparative analysis of insights across post-conflict settings. Overall, the book serves as a collective volume for use by governments, practitioners, and academics in extension policy-making and programming, and contributes to post-conflict, political science, and agricultural extension literature.

Symmetry in Special and General Relativity

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ISBN: 9783039280940 9783039280957 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-095-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Physics (General) --- Science (General)
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The development of special and general relativity has relied significantly on ideas of symmetry. Similarly, modern efforts to test these theories have often sought either violations or extensions of the symmetries seen, and symmetry is regularly used a tool in seeking new applications. In this Special Issue of symmetry, we explore some contemporary research related to symmetry in special and general relativity.

Tunnelling

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ISBN: 9781135809508 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.4324/9780203477663 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Architecture --- Agriculture (General)
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Tunnelling has become a fragmented process, excessively influenced by lawyers'notions of confrontational contractual bases. This prevents the pooling of skills, essential to the achievement of the promoters' objectives. Tunnelling: Management by Design seeks the reversal of this trend. After a brief historical treatment of selected developments, th

Reorienting Indian Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities

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ISBN: 9781786395177; 9781786395184; 9781786395191 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.1079/9781786395177.0000 Language: English
Publisher: CABI
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book covers various aspects of Indian agriculture. It consists of 32 chapters that are presented in 12 parts with the following headings: agricultural scenario; revolutions in agriculture; reorienting agricultural research for innovation; improving productivity and production; harnessing agricultural biotechnology; managing plant genetic resources; the role and growth of the seed sector; integrated natural resource management; impact of climate change; innovation in extension; the role of women and youth; and policy reforms for accelerated growth.

Selected Papers from 43rd International Conference of Theoretical Physics: Matter to the Deepest, Recent Developments In Physics Of Fundamental Interactions (MTTD2019)

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ISBN: 9783039283705 9783039283712 Year: Pages: 94 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-371-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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Understanding the origins of the Universe and how it works and evolves is the present mission of a large community of physicists. It calls for a large scale vision, involving general relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology. Theoretical physics is presently at an important moment in its history. As predicted by Einstein, gravitational waves have been experimentally proven to exist. With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the set of interactions and elementary particles that is called the ""standard model"" (SM), is complete. Yet the Higgs boson itself, and how it breaks the electroweak symmetry, remains a fascinating subject requiring further studies and verification. Furthermore, several experimental facts are not accounted for by the SM: (i) the baryon asymmetry of the Universe, (ii) the nature and origin of dark matter, and (iii) the origin of neutrino masses; these have no unique, if any, explanation in the SM and yet will require answers from particle physics. We need to explore further both SM and its extensions. This is a subject of papers included in this book, which gives representation to the topics discussed during the Matter to the Deepest conference in 2019 in Poland (http://indico.if.us.edu.pl/event/5).

Numerical Analysis or Numerical Method in Symmetry

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ISBN: 9783039283729 9783039283736 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-373-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This Special Issue focuses mainly on techniques and the relative formalism typical of numerical methods and therefore of numerical analysis, more generally. These fields of study of mathematics represent an important field of investigation both in the field of applied mathematics and even more exquisitely in the pure research of the theory of approximation and the study of polynomial relations as well as in the analysis of the solutions of the differential equations both ordinary and partial derivatives. Therefore, a substantial part of research on the topic of numerical analysis cannot exclude the fundamental role played by approximation theory and some of the tools used to develop this research. In this Special Issue, we want to draw attention to the mathematical methods used in numerical analysis, such as special functions, orthogonal polynomials, and their theoretical tools, such as Lie algebra, to study the concepts and properties of some special and advanced methods, which are useful in the description of solutions of linear and nonlinear differential equations. A further field of investigation is dedicated to the theory and related properties of fractional calculus with its adequate application to numerical methods.

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risk assessment --- numerical analysis --- ignition hazard --- effective field strength --- offshore plant --- Hamiltonian system --- complex Lagrangian --- Noether symmetries --- first integrals --- symplectic Runge–Kutta methods --- effective order --- partitioned runge-kutta methods --- symplecticity --- hamiltonian systems --- Runge-Kutta type methods --- fourth-order ODEs --- order conditions --- B-series --- quad-colored trees --- k-hypergeometric differential equations --- non-homogeneous --- k-hypergeometric series --- special function --- general solution --- Frobenius method --- Chebyshev polynomials --- pseudo-Chebyshev polynomials --- recurrence relations --- differential equations --- composition properties --- orthogonality properties --- numerical analysis --- heat generation --- chemical reaction --- thin needle --- nanofluid --- fourth-order --- nonoscillatory solutions --- oscillatory solutions --- delay differential equations --- particle accelerator --- coupling impedance --- dual integral equations --- Clenshaw-Curtis quadrature --- steepest descent method --- logarithmic singularities --- Cauchy singularity --- highly oscillatory integrals --- second-order --- nonoscillatory solutions --- oscillatory solutions --- delay differential equations --- Fredholm integral equations --- multiresolution analysis --- unitary extension principle --- oblique extension principle --- B-splines --- wavelets --- tight framelets --- Swift–Hohenberg type of equation --- surfaces --- narrow band domain --- closest point method --- operator splitting method

Studies in Historical Linguistics and Language Change. Grammaticalization, Refunctionalization and Beyond

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ISBN: 9783039215768 9783039215775 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-577-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Linguistics
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The present volume examines the usefulness of a particular set of concepts and processes of change studying their applicability to a range of linguistic changes in Spanish and Latin that cannot be easily or can only be partially accounted for within the framework of grammaticalization. Rather than challenging the insights of grammaticalization theory, the different contributions to this monograph demonstrate that exaptation, capitalization, refunctionalization and adfunctionalization, as well as changes motivated by rhetorical guidelines, constitute interesting and valuable notions that allow for a better understanding of specific language changes in Spanish and, by extension, of language change in general.

Advanced Flame Retardant Materials

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ISBN: 9783039283507 9783039283514 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-351-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Physics (General) --- Science (General)
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Recent disasters caused by the spread of fire in buildings and in transportations remind us of the importance of fire protection. Using flame-retardant materials is one important element of the firefighting strategy, which aims to prevent fire development and propagation. These materials are used in different applications, such as in textiles, coatings, foams, furniture, and cables. The development of more efficient and environmentally friendly flame-retardant additives is an active multidisciplinary approach that has attracted a great deal of interest. Studies have aimed at the development of new, sustainable, and flame-retardant additives/materials, providing high performance and low toxicity. Also studied were their properties during ageing and recycling, as well as modeling physical and chemical processes occuring before ignition and during their combustion. The development of sustainable flame retardants and understanding their modes of action provide a strong link between these topics and cover many fields from organic chemistry, materials engineering, and toxicology, to physics and mathematics.

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