Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? – A Science–Fictional Theory of Representation
There are many analyses and interpretations of feminist writings. Many of them centre on the contextual or intertextual levels of the texts. But what if the examination focuses on the level of metaphors – both old and new – employed in those texts? Basing on Lakoff & Johnson’s theory of metaphors, the close examination of feminist discourse reveals a number of coherent groups of metaphors permeating works of the second wave feminists. Some of them attack male-domination and criticise phallocentrism, others emphasise the potential forces which are lying dormant in women. There are also metaphors which liken the female gender to mysterious continents. What structures do these metaphors reflect? Do they perpetuate existing conceptualisations or propose alternative categories? Are these metaphors coherent? What are the consequences of incongruities among them?
Sublime Voices – The Fictional Science and Scientific Fiction of Abe Kobo
The concept of power presupposes that there are those who wield power and those who are ruled in the society. But, as times and society keeps on changing, the power barons also change tact in their attempt to cling on to power. Thus, Sociological theory was used in metaphors of power to analyse the relationship between power and change in society. Stylistics criticism was employed to unravel the dramatic elements used by the playwrights to articulate the metaphors of power and change in the selected texts.
Representation theory is one of the most applied fields of mathematics. It was developed answering questions arising from physics. This book is a survey on the representation theory of skew group algebras. It has essentially three parts. In the first part the author presents the basic notions and results regarding the representation theory of finite dimensional algebras. In the second part skew group algebras are defined, and some basic properties are presented, via several examples. This part also contains recent results regarding the topic, namely new combinatorial methods developed to examine the basic algebra of the skew group algebra of a path algebra. The last part contains applications of skew group algebras in the theory of Galois coverings, first on rings and then on Abelian categories.
Data that are processed in a computer system include numeric, character, pointer and logical data. Character data, in particular, are data that are represented with the aid of coded character sets (CCSs). This is the focus of this monograph. Although, there have been a sizeable number of published works on such present-day CCSs as ASCII, EBCDIC and Unicode, only few literature materials provide a unified discourse on CCSs as data representation standards. This has been the trend since the publication of C.E. Mackenzie's classic book, 'Coded Character Sets, History and Development' (The Systems Programming Series; Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1980). This monograph thus provides a present-day treatise on CCSs via a non-trivial mathematical analysis of the sets. The monograph is suitable for use as a good reference manual for an undergraduate or beginning graduate course on aspects of discrete structures dealing with CCS, and for a course on character data representation. Apart from computer scientists and computer engineers, the monograph is useful to mathematicians who are interested in practical applications of set theory and group presentation theory in computer science.
Freuds Dream – A Complete Inter–disciplinary Science of Mind
We say that there is a representation of the universal algebra B in the universal algebra A if the set of endomorphisms of the universal algebra A has the structure of universal algebra B. Therefore, the role of representation of the universal algebra is similar to the role of symmetry in geometry and physics. Morphism of the representation is the mapping that conserves the structure of the representation. Exploring of morphisms of the representation leads to the concepts of generating set and basis of representation. The set of automorphisms of the representation of the universal algebra forms the group. Twin representations of this group in basis manifold of the representation are called active and passive representations. Passive representation in basis manifold is underlying of concept of geometric object and the theory of invariants of the representation of the universal algebra. In the book I considered the concept of tower of representations of the tuple of universal algebras as the set of coordinated representations of universal algebras. The representation of universal algebra has different applications in mathematics and physics.
This book describes Wole Soyinka’s use of language to produce texts that foreground problems of democracy in need of change. Descriptive and interdisciplinary methods were adopted. van Dijk’s and Fairclough’s theory of sociocognition, Mey’s critical pragmatics, and Halliday’s systemic functional grammar provided the theoretical framework for this study. Soyinka’s recent non-fictional texts (e.g. You Must Set Forth At Dawn) were selected for analysis because of their richness in the representation of the writer’s political philosophy. They were content analysed, focusing on the themes of democratisation, political economy and national security. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars studying critical discourse analysis, semiotics and political discourse.
This book is for serious readership and research scholars who set their endeavor to know about Indian Cultural Heritage and Indian English Literature. Manoj Das is a living bilingual fictional writer from India writing both Odia and English novels, short stories, poems and non-fictional writings. In this book the author discusses the postmodernist postcolonial representational strategy of Das's novels.
This text is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of Mathematics. Students from the physical and life sciences can also gain valuable knowledge about representation theory by reading this book. In this book, the representation theory of finite groups is gently introduced. The modular approach to representation theory is adopted in this text. The text is organized in such a way that it is self contained. It will be of interest to Mathematicians and individuals interested in learning about representation thoery of finite groups. The chapters are divided into sub-topics and are arranged in such a way that the flow of the material is continuous. We go from groups and homomorphisms to FG-modules right upto the character table of the dihedral group of eight elements.
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The book is the definitive reference on one of the most exciting areas of life science research — stem cells and their use in repair and regeneration of different organs and tissues. The volume is rounded off by a set of chapters on basic stem cell biology and clinical applications and clinical experiences of stem cell therapy, considering cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, liver disease and diabetes. These offer a sound and well-balanced view of successes to date and indications for future therapeutic routes. It presents the current state of knowledge in both basic science and clinical practice, and is an essential reference for scientists, students and clinicians. It was a great pleasure to work with our colleagues who graciously gave their time to bring this project to fruition. Although it would be impossible to delve into all the controversies and nuances of stem cell-based therapies, we believe readers will find this to be a detailed and fair representation of the current state of knowledge.
This work describes a representation of the spectral function for the Dirac operator, and includes an application of this representation to the problem of bounding the points of spectral concentration of the operator. Conditions on the potential function under which an absolutely continuous spectrum exists are given. A connection is made between the Dirac system and a Riccati equation, and the spectral derivative is expressed using a series solution of the Riccati equation. Conditions under which this series converges are given. The terms of the series are then differentiated to obtain a representation of the second derivative of the spectral function. The question of relative asymptotic sizes of the terms of this representation are addressed. The construction and application of the representation are similar to those used to investigate the spectrum of the Sturm-Liouville operator.
Partially dened innitary operations occur in the contexts ranging from integration theory to programming language semantics. The study of pfn(D;D), Mfn(D;D) and Mset(D;D) play an important role in the theory of computer science, and to abstract these structures Manes and Benson introduced the notion of sum-ordered partial semiring(so-ring). In view of ordering and partial addition in the so-ring, i obtained a phi-representation, developed an ideal theory of so-rings and studied partial semimodules over partial semirings in detail. This text book is helpful to the beginners of Partial semirings.
Let g be a simple Lie algebra over the field C of complex numbers, with root system ? relative to a fixed maximal toral subalgebra h. Let S be a subset of the simple roots ? of ?, which determines a standard parabolic subalgebra of g. Fix an integral weight ? in h*, with singular set J of simple roots. We determine when an infinitesimal block O(g, S, J) of parabolic category O_S is nonzero using the theory of nilpotent orbits. We extend work of Futorny-Nakano-Pollack, Brustle-Konig-Mazorchuk, and Boe-Nakano toward classifying the representation type of the nonzero infinitesimal blocks of category O_S by considering arbitrary sets S and J, and observe a strong connection between the theory of nilpotent orbits and the representation type of the infinitesimal blocks. We classify certain infinitesimal blocks of category O_S including all the semisimple infinitesimal blocks in type An, and all of the infinitesimal blocks for F4 and G2.