A Good Book in Theory

A Good Book  in Theory

An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know?

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: 1442600780

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry. The new edition offers coverage of post-modernism and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as a discussion of the research process and how to communicate arguments effectively. The result is a book that blends the best of earlier editions with updates that provide a strong foundation in critical thinking, rooted in the social sciences but relevant across disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

Parsons introduced his new unified theory into a relative vacuum, and it quickly became the dominant perspective in English-language sociology. Indeed, the term “theory” was often used in the singular to indicate that there was only one ...

Author: James Cairns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442600775

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An interesting idea, in theory -- Theory matters -- But how do you know? -- You are here : mapping social relations -- The real world : making sense of perceptions -- Nature and culture : the social construction of distinctions -- Making time : clocking social relations -- Conclusion : the politics of social theory
Categories: Social Science

A Good Book In Theory

A Good Book  In Theory

TROUBLED TIMES, IN THEORY TO REPEAT one of the central themes of this book, theory is not something that exists only in the specialized and often distant world of academic debate. On the contrary, theory is all around us.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442606685

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

The Theory of the Novel

The Theory of the Novel

Georg Lukács wrote The Theory of the Novel in 1914-1915, a period that also saw the conception of Rosa Luxemburg's Spartacus Letters, Lenin's Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Spengler's Decline of the West, and Ernst Bloch's ...

Author: Georg Lukacs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262620278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Georg Lukács wrote The Theory of the Novel in 1914-1915, a period that also saw the conception of Rosa Luxemburg's Spartacus Letters, Lenin's Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Spengler's Decline of the West, and Ernst Bloch's Spirit of Utopia. Like many of Lukács's early essays, it is a radical critique of bourgeois culture and stems from a specific Central European philosophy of life and tradition of dialectical idealism whose originators include Kant, Hegel, Novalis, Marx, Kierkegaard, Simmel, Weber, and Husserl. The Theory of the Novel marks the transition of the Hungarian philosopher from Kant to Hegel and was Lukács's last great work before he turned to Marxism-Leninism.
Categories: Philosophy

An Operator Theory Problem Book

An Operator Theory Problem Book

There are good books on Operator Theory and Functional Analysis in the existing literature but only a very few propose such a wide and varied range of exercises on many topics and with very detailed solutions. So, this is one main value ...

Author: Mortad Mohammed Hichem

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813236271

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 145

This book is for third and fourth year university mathematics students (and Master students) as well as lecturers and tutors in mathematics and anyone who needs the basic facts on Operator Theory (e.g. Quantum Mechanists). The main setting for bounded linear operators here is a Hilbert space. There is, however, a generous part on General Functional Analysis (not too advanced though). There is also a chapter on Unbounded Closed Operators.The book is divided into two parts. The first part contains essential background on all of the covered topics with the sections: True or False Questions, Exercises, Tests and More Exercises. In the second part, readers may find answers and detailed solutions to the True or False Questions, Exercises and Tests.Another virtue of the book is the variety of the topics and the exercises and the way they are tackled. In many cases, the approaches are different from what is known in the literature. Also, some very recent results from research papers are included.
Categories: Mathematics

A Treatise Upon the Theory and Practice of Book keeping by Double Entry and a Copious Glossary of Commercial Words and Customs

A Treatise Upon the Theory and Practice of Book keeping by Double Entry   and a Copious Glossary of Commercial Words and Customs

A good Book - keeper is distinguished by the neatness of his Journal and Ledger . It will be seen , therefore , that before the other three books are ready to be transferred into the Journal , each entry in each book must be critically ...

Author: Daniel W. Lowell

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU04229584

Category: Bookkeeping

Page: 144

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Categories: Bookkeeping

The Book Of The Racing Pigeon Fact And Theory From Many Source Including The Author s Own Experience

The Book Of The Racing Pigeon   Fact And Theory From Many Source Including The Author s Own Experience

onceadmired stock, and he would perhaps not have valued them, for no other reason, as was written in 1765, 'than because they were not like what used to be thought good when he was in the fancy.'” This brief quotation indicates but ...

Author: Carl Naether

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447498179

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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This early work on Pigeon Racing is an engrossing read for any pigeon racer of historian of the sport, but also contains a wealth of information and anecdote that is still pertinent and practical today. Recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of the pigeon fancier. Contents Include: The Homing Pigeon in the Long Ago - The Homer Becomes Standard Equipment for Post and War - Peacetime Pigeon Service in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Pigeons of World War I - Pigeons of World War II - The Racing Pigeon: Mixture of Many Feathers; The "Looks" of the Racing Pigeon; Pigeon Behaviour; Plumage and the Mold; General Care of Racing Homers; The Racing Loft; Breeding Methods; Training Young Birds; Racing Young Birds; Training Old Birds; Unusual Methods of Flying: Night and Two-way; The Homing Urge; Representative Racing-Pigeon Magazines: American and European; Important Books on Racing Pigeons; Racing-Pigeon Literature; and an Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mathematical Techniques and Physical Applications

Mathematical Techniques and Physical Applications

A good book which treats both the basic concepts and also several more advanced topics including random walks and Markov chains, is: 269. W. Feller, “An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications.” Wiley, New York, 1957.

Author: J Killingbeck

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323142823

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Mathematical Techniques and Physical Applications provides a wide range of basic mathematical concepts and methods, which are relevant to physical theory. This book is divided into 10 chapters that cover the different branches of traditional mathematics. This book deals first with the concept of vector, matrix, and tensor analysis. These topics are followed by discussions on several theories of series relevant to physics; the fundamentals of complex variables and analytic functions; variational calculus for presenting the basic laws of many branches of physics; and the applications of group representations. The final chapters explore some partial and integral equations and derivatives of physics, as well as the concept and application of probability theory. Physics teachers and students will greatly appreciate this book.
Categories: Science

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Theory

A Very Short  Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Theory

Billig, M. (2014) Kurt Lewin's leadership studies and his legacy to social psychology: Is there nothing as practical as a good theory? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 45(4): 440–60. Brandeis, L.D. (1911) Scientific ...

Author: Todd Bridgman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529738254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Conceived by Chris Grey, the Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap series offers an antidote to conventional textbooks. Each book takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way. In Management Theory, Todd Bridgman and Stephen Cummings uncover enduring myths about famous theorists, from Adam Smith and Max Weber to Frederick Taylor, Mary Parker Follett, Abraham Maslow and Kurt Lewin. By exploring how these myths became cast as the foundations of management, this accessible and engaging book generates new ways of thinking about what management could be today and in the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Medical Education Theory and Practice E Book

Medical Education  Theory and Practice E Book

What is a good or a successful career? Such a seemingly simple question has no obvious answer, for the crucial reason that not only do careers differsovery much but so also do the people having them. As therefore was the case for ...

Author: Tim Dornan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702049866

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 279

Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded in research. The novelty of this book lies in its interweaving of practice, theory, innovation and research. The book starts with a theorised, contemporary overview of the field. Next, it explores the theoretical foundations of medical education in depth. The remainder of the book reviews a whole a range of educational contexts, processes and outcomes. This work has been edited by a distinguished, international team of medical educationalists and written by equally accomplished authors from across the globe representing a spectrum of disciplines. This will be an invaluable text for all Masters Students in health professions education as well as PhD students and education researchers wanting a background to the discipline. Educators and medical students will also find it a very useful resource. Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team. The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues, The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word. Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style. The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.
Categories: Medical

M canique C leste 8th book Theory of the satellites of Jupiter Saturn and Uranus 9th book Theory of comets 10th book On several subjects relative to the system of the world Supplement to the tenth book On capillary attraction Supplement to the theory of capillary attraction

M  canique C  leste  8th book  Theory of the satellites of Jupiter  Saturn  and Uranus  9th book  Theory of comets  10th book  On several subjects relative to the system of the world  Supplement to the tenth book  On capillary attraction  Supplement to the theory of capillary attraction

An interpreter , with whom he was transacting business , and whose piety consisted in the external observances of a good Catholic , cautioned him against reading so many books , lest some of them should bring him into the hands of the ...

Author: Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006849889

Category: Capillarity

Page:

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One of five classic volumes of the works by the Marquis de Laplace on celestial mechanics.
Categories: Capillarity

Simulacra and Simulation

Simulacra and Simulation

This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472065211

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 278

Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
Categories: Social Science

International Relations Political Theory and the Problem of Order

International Relations  Political Theory and the Problem of Order

All I can say is that once this became my aim, the book fell into place remarkably easily (and fairly quickly). A good deal of the material that existed in the original drafts I happily hacked out leaving a focus on the 'problem of ...

Author: N. J. Rengger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134865598

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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At the turn of the millennium, and now after the fall of the Berlin wall, the best way to map the trajectories of contemporary international relations is hotly contested. Is the world more or less ordered than during the cold war? Are we on the way to a neo-liberal era of free markets and global governance, or in danger of collapsing into a new Middle Ages? Are we on the verge of a new world order or are we slipping back into an old one? These issues are amongst those that have dominated International Relations Theory in the late 1980s and 1990s, but they have their roots in older questions both about the appropriate ways to study international relations and about the general frameworks and normative assumptions generated by various different methodological approaches. This book seeks to offer a general interpretation and critique of both methodolgical and substantive aspects of International theory, and in particular to argue that International Relations theory has seperated itself from the concerns of political theory more generally at considerable cost to each. Focussing intially on the 'problem of order' in international politics, the book suggests that International Relations theory in the twentieth century had adopted two broad families of approaches, the first of which seeks to find ways of 'managing' order in international relations and the second of which seeks to 'end' the problem of order. It traces three specific sets of responses to the problem of order within the first approach, which emphasize 'balance', 'society' and 'institutions' and outlines two responses within the second grouping, an emphasis on emancipation and an emphasis on limits. Finally, the book assesses the state of International Relations theory today and suggests an alternative way of reading the problem of order which generates a different trajectory for theory in the twenty first century.
Categories: Political Science

Beginner Cello Theory for Children

Beginner Cello Theory for Children

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the cello at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children.

Author: Melanie Smith

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 0786670886

Category: Music

Page: 84

View: 989

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the cello at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of cello theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of cello theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to cello theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the cello; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.
Categories: Music

M canique C leste 6th book Theory of the planetary motions 7th book Theory of the moon Appendix presented by the author to the Board of longitude of France August 17 1808 Appendix by the translator Tables

M  canique C  leste  6th book  Theory of the planetary motions  7th book  Theory of the moon  Appendix  presented by the author to the Board of longitude of France  August 17  1808  Appendix by the translator  Tables

[ 4686 ] [ 4687 ] [ 4688 ] It is easy also , to satisfy ourselves , that the preceding results hold good , relatively to those planets ... given in this book , and particularly those of the two great inequalities of Jupiter and Saturn .

Author: Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006849715

Category: Capillarity

Page:

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One of five classic volumes of the works by the Marquis de Laplace on celestial mechanics.
Categories: Capillarity

Symmetries and Group Theory in Particle Physics

Symmetries and Group Theory in Particle Physics

Finally, we mention the higher gauge symmetries of Grand Unification Theories, which combine strong and electroweak interactions. The book contains also three Appendices, which complete the subject of unitary groups.

Author: Giovanni Costa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642154829

Category: Science

Page: 291

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Symmetries, coupled with the mathematical concept of group theory, are an essential conceptual backbone in the formulation of quantum field theories capable of describing the world of elementary particles. This primer is an introduction to and survey of the underlying concepts and structures needed in order to understand and handle these powerful tools. Specifically, in Part I of the book the symmetries and related group theoretical structures of the Minkowskian space-time manifold are analyzed, while Part II examines the internal symmetries and their related unitary groups, where the interactions between fundamental particles are encoded as we know them from the present standard model of particle physics. This book, based on several courses given by the authors, addresses advanced graduate students and non-specialist researchers wishing to enter active research in the field, and having a working knowledge of classical field theory and relativistic quantum mechanics. Numerous end-of-chapter problems and their solutions will facilitate the use of this book as self-study guide or as course book for topical lectures.
Categories: Science

Queueing Theory

Queueing Theory

Because of its unusual approach, this book would be an excellent addition. It would also make a good supplement where another book was selected as the primary text for a course in system performance modelling.

Author: Lester Lipsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387497068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 492

Queueing Theory deals with systems where there is contention for resources, but the demands are only known probabilistically. This book can be considered to be a monograph or a textbook, and thus is aimed at two audiences: those who already know Queueing Theory but would like to know more of the Linear Algebraic Approach; and as a rst course for students who don't already have a strong background in probability, and feel more comfortable with algebraic arguments. Also, the equations are well suited to easy computation. In fact, there is much discussion on how various properties can be easily computed in any language that has automatic matrix operations (e.g., MATLAB). To help with physical insight, there are over 80 gures, numerous examples and exercises distributed throughout the book. There are, perhaps 50 books on QT that are available today, and most practitioners have several of them on their shelves. This book would be a good addition, as well as a good supplement to another text. This second edition has been updated throughout including a new chapter on Semi Markov Processes and new material on matrix representations of distributions and Power-tailed distribution. Lester Lipsky is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Democratic Imagination

The Democratic Imagination

This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate.

Author: Alan Sears

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442605305

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Democracy is very much an open question in the early twenty-first century. While voter participation declines in many traditional democracies, new movements for democracy are emerging around the world. This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate. For more information see www.democraticimagination.com.
Categories: Political Science

English Word Stress

English Word Stress

Author: Ivan Poldauf

Publisher: Janus Book Pub/Alemany Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019046187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

View: 345

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theories of Human Communication

Theories of Human Communication

Theories come into and go out of favor as personal and disciplinary interests change and develop, and what is considered a good theory evolves as well. The history of this book, Theories of Human Communication, first published in 1978, ...

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478647102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 503

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For over forty years, Theories of Human Communication has facilitated the understanding of the theories that define the discipline of communication. The authors present a comprehensive summary of major communication theories, current research, extensions, and applications in a thoughtfully organized and engaging style. Part I of the extensively updated twelfth edition sets the stage for how to think about and study communication. The first chapter establishes the foundations of communication theory. The next chapter reviews four frameworks for organizing the theories and their contributions to the nature of inquiry. Part II covers theories centered around the communicator, message, medium, and communication with the nonhuman. Part III addresses theories related to communication contexts—relationship, group, organization, health, culture, and society. “From the Source” contributions from theorists provide insight into the inspirations, motivations, and goals behind the theories. Online instructor’s resource materials include sample syllabi, key terms, exam questions, and text graphics. The theories include those important for their continuing influence in the field as well as emerging theories that encourage thinking about issues in new ways. For a reasonable price, readers are able to explore the patterns, trends, trajectories, and intricacies of the landscape of communication theory and will have an invaluable resource for future reference.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines