Foundations of Distance Education

Author: Desmond Keegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136180877

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Distance education and training provision has expanded dramatically over the past few years. This best-selling introduction to the field has helped many to understand the origins and background of distance education, and has been used by students and professionals as a guide to policy and practice. It has now been updated in the light of the developments in recent years in Eastern Europe and the enormous advances in the use of new technologies. A new case study of distance education in China is also included.

Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine

Author: Robert C. Ward

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734974

Category: Medical

Page: 1285

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Thoroughly revised for its Second Edition, Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine is the only comprehensive, current osteopathic text. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods. This edition includes new chapters on biomechanics, microbiology and infectious diseases, health promotion and maintenance, osteopathic psychiatry, emergency medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine, progressive inhibition of neuromuscular structures, visceral manipulation, A.T. Still osteopathic methods, treatment of acutely ill hospital patients, somatic dysfunction, clinical research and trials, outcomes research, and biobehavioral interactions with disease and health. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

David Hilbert’s Lectures on the Foundations of Geometry 1891–1902

Author: Michael Hallett,Ulrich Majer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540643739

Category: Mathematics

Page: 661

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This volume contains six sets of notes for lectures on the foundations of geometry held by Hilbert in the period 1891-1902. It also reprints the first edition of Hilbert’s celebrated Grundlagen der Geometrie of 1899, together with the important additions which appeared first in the French translation of 1900. The lectures document the emergence of a new approach to foundational study and contain many reflections and investigations which never found their way into print.

Plato's Timaeus and the foundations of cosmology in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Author: Thomas Leinkauf,Carlos G. Steel

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058675064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 492

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This volume is a study of the influence of Timaeus on the development of Western cosmology in three axial periods of European culture: Late Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Foundations of Modern Probability

Author: Olav Kallenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387953137

Category: Mathematics

Page: 638

View: 2993

The first edition of this single volume on the theory of probability has become a highly-praised standard reference for many areas of probability theory. Chapters from the first edition have been revised and corrected, and this edition contains four new chapters. New material covered includes multivariate and ratio ergodic theorems, shift coupling, Palm distributions, Harris recurrence, invariant measures, and strong and weak ergodicity.

The Foundations of Statistics

Author: Leonard J. Savage

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 967

Classic analysis of the foundations of statistics and development of personal probability, one of the greatest controversies in modern statistical thought. Revised edition. Calculus, probability, statistics, and Boolean algebra are recommended.

Foundations of Modern Analysis

Author: Avner Friedman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486640624

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

View: 4813

Measure and integration, metric spaces, the elements of functional analysis in Banach spaces, and spectral theory in Hilbert spaces — all in a single study. Only book of its kind. Unusual topics, detailed analyses. Problems. Excellent for first-year graduate students, almost any course on modern analysis. Preface. Bibliography. Index.

Foundations of Futures Studies, Volume 1

Human Science for a New Era

Author: Wendell Bell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412823791

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. Author Wendell Bell brings together futurist intellectual tools, describing and explaining not only the methods, but also the nature, concepts, theories, and exemplars of the field. Now available in paperback with a new preface from the author, Foundations of Future Studies is the fundamental work on the subject. Bell illustrates how this sphere of intellectual activity offers hope for the future of humanity and concrete ways of realizing that hope in the real world of everyday life. His book will appeal to all interested in futures studies, sociology, economics, political science, and history.

Foundations of Human Memory

Author: Michael Jacob Kahana

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195333241

Category: Medical

Page: 349

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Foundations of Human Memory provides an introduction to the scientific study of human memory with an emphasis on both the major theories of memory and the laboratory studies that have been used to test those theories and inspire their further development. Written with the undergraduate student in mind, the text is organized around the major empirical paradigms used to study memory in the laboratory and the theories used to explain data obtained using those paradigms.

Foundations of IT

Author: Dhiraj Sharma

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174465894

Category: Information technology

Page: 492

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Today, every member of a business entity, at all the levels of management, has to deal with technology while performing his or her job responsibilities. As a result, from entry level executive to the level of CEO, all the members of an organization encounter technology on a daily basis. Today's students and tomorrow's executives have to take the advantage of technology; they must know how to use technology efficiently and effectively. Appropriate application of IT is one of the primary keys to efficient and effective business operation as we are into the 21st century. The present book attempts to provide the required foundation in the area of Information Technology. 'Foundations of I.T.' is designed for computer and management students with no particular background in Computers or Information Technology. The book not only covers the basic and fundamentals of IT but also deals with advance concepts and structures comprehensively. The present book will be useful in understanding the fundamentals, applications and major roles, IT play in various walks of life daily. The present text also focuses on the technological changes and trends that are revolutionizing the various knowledge areas under business management. The role and applications of information technology in business have been extensively discussed in the present book. Attempt has been made to follow 'non-technical' and 'simple-to-understand' approach throughout the text. The present text also serves as a course and textbook particularly for the papers of Information Technology and Computer Fundamentals of MBA, BBA, MCA, BCA, B. Sc. (IT), PGDCA, M.Com etc., being run by various colleges and universities.

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, 3rd Edition

Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications

Author: William R. Wiener,Richard L. Welsh,Bruce B. Blasch

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284613

Category: Medical

Page: 854

View: 7281

Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, the classic professional reference and textbook has been completely revised and expanded to two volumes by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. The new third edition includes both the latest research in O&M and expanded information on practice and teaching strategies. Volume 2, Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications, contains detailed information in such as areas as the use of the senses in O&M; teaching O&M to different age and ability groups; the use of technology-based travel systems; and travel in complex environments. No O&M student or professional can afford to be without this essential resource.

Foundations of Theological Study

A Sourcebook

Author: Richard Viladesau,Mark Stephen Massa

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809132812

Category: Religion

Page: 319

View: 9383

This is a collection of readings in theology, classical and contemporary, intended for college level students. It covers the major themes of an introductory course in theology, the experience of the sacred, the notion of God, Revelation, Jesus Christ, and the Christian life.

Foundations in Sociolinguistics

An Ethnographic Approach

Author: Dell Hymes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415263962

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1977 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

The Foundation

Its Place in American Life

Author: Frederick P. Keppel

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412823760

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

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As president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1922 to 1941, Frederick Keppel became a widely respected interpreter of philanthropic foundations. First published in 1930, The Foundation became one of his best-known works. As a brief, straightforward, and candid discussion of foundations and their activities, the volume was rightly praised. The book begins with a review of the history of foundations and then goes on to explain the then-current organization of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund, and a number of other trusts. It sets forth the purposes and procedures of different types of foundations — community foundations like the New York Community Trust as well as grantmaking foundations like the Commonwealth Fund. Comparing foundations to universities, the book argues that the most essential common purpose of the foundation is the furtherance of learning, culture, and research. It also calls on foundation executives to "practice... the art of being well-informed" and urges that informal advisory boards be relied on to provide specialized expertise. At the time Keppel became president of the Carnegie Corporation, the foundation was still a relatively new type of philanthropic organization. It is likely that Keppel had a significant impact on public attitudes toward these new kinds of organizations. His administrative style and his effort to find the money necessary to assist as many seekers as possible almost certainly helped remove the distance, mystery, and, in some quarters, the hostility that had surrounded foundations. He believed that foundations were accountable to the public, and he sought constructive criticism. Keppel's calls for openness and his service orientation undoubtedly helped define professional foundation practice. He understood what had to be accomplished if foundations were to gain an established place in American society and importantly contributed to the processes through which that was achieved. The Foundation helps us understand how and why he did what he did.

Foundations of Discrete Mathematics

Author: K. D. Joshi

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122401202

Category: Combinatorial analysis

Page: 748

View: 3868

This Book Is Meant To Be More Than Just A Text In Discrete Mathematics. It Is A Forerunner Of Another Book Applied Discrete Structures By The Same Author. The Ultimate Goal Of The Two Books Are To Make A Strong Case For The Inclusion Of Discrete Mathematics In The Undergraduate Curricula Of Mathematics By Creating A Sequence Of Courses In Discrete Mathematics Parallel To The Traditional Sequence Of Calculus-Based Courses.The Present Book Covers The Foundations Of Discrete Mathematics In Seven Chapters. It Lays A Heavy Emphasis On Motivation And Attempts Clarity Without Sacrificing Rigour. A List Of Typical Problems Is Given In The First Chapter. These Problems Are Used Throughout The Book To Motivate Various Concepts. A Review Of Logic Is Included To Gear The Reader Into A Proper Frame Of Mind. The Basic Counting Techniques Are Covered In Chapters 2 And 7. Those In Chapter 2 Are Elementary. But They Are Intentionally Covered In A Formal Manner So As To Acquaint The Reader With The Traditional Definition-Theorem-Proof Pattern Of Mathematics. Chapters 3 Introduces Abstraction And Shows How The Focal Point Of Todays Mathematics Is Not Numbers But Sets Carrying Suitable Structures. Chapter 4 Deals With Boolean Algebras And Their Applications. Chapters 5 And 6 Deal With More Traditional Topics In Algebra, Viz., Groups, Rings, Fields, Vector Spaces And Matrices.The Presentation Is Elementary And Presupposes No Mathematical Maturity On The Part Of The Reader. Instead, Comments Are Inserted Liberally To Increase His Maturity. Each Chapter Has Four Sections. Each Section Is Followed By Exercises (Of Various Degrees Of Difficulty) And By Notes And Guide To Literature. Answers To The Exercises Are Provided At The End Of The Book.

Foundations of Business

Author: William M. Pride,Robert J. Hughes,Jack R. Kapoor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130585649X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 4143

Gain a solid understanding of business today and what it takes to become a better employee, more informed consumer, and even a successful business owner with the best-selling FOUNDATONS OF BUSINESS, 5E. This up-to-date, comprehensive survey of business highlights forms of business ownership, management and organization, human resources management, marketing, social media and e-business, information systems, accounting, and finance. Core topics and special features examine ethics and social responsibility, small business and entrepreneurship, and global issues, while new coverage addresses cutting-edge topics, such as the impact of social media in business, the economic recovery and remaining economic issues, international business, green and socially responsible business, and sustainability. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.