Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare


Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Pearson York Notes

ISBN: 9780582784307


Page: 128

View: 9650

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Change of Time and Change of Measure

Second Edition

Author: Ole E Barndorff-Nielsen,Albert Shiryaev

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814678600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 6031

Change of Time and Change of Measure provides a comprehensive account of two topics that are of particular significance in both theoretical and applied stochastics: random change of time and change of probability law. Random change of time is key to understanding the nature of various stochastic processes, and gives rise to interesting mathematical results and insights of importance for the modeling and interpretation of empirically observed dynamic processes. Change of probability law is a technique for solving central questions in mathematical finance, and also has a considerable role in insurance mathematics, large deviation theory, and other fields. The book comprehensively collects and integrates results from a number of scattered sources in the literature and discusses the importance of the results relative to the existing literature, particularly with regard to mathematical finance. In this Second Edition a Chapter 13 entitled 'A Wider View' has been added. This outlines some of the developments that have taken place in the area of Change of Time and Change of Measure since the publication of the First Edition. Most of these developments have their root in the study of the Statistical Theory of Turbulence rather than in Financial Mathematics and Econometrics, and they form part of the new research area termed 'Ambit Stochastics'.

Measure for Measure

A Musical History of Science

Author: Thomas Levenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684804344

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9282

In this imaginative investigation of the links between science and art, Levenson explores how we have come to understand and experience the natural world through instruments both scientific and musical. As he traces the development of the organ, the microscope, Stradivarius's miraculous violins and cellos, and computers, Levenson reveals why science itself is an art. 48 b&w line drawings.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Author: Clayton Christensen,James Allworth,Karen Dillon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000744916X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5293

How do you lead a fulfilling life? That profound question animates this book of inspiration and insight from world-class business strategist and bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen.

A Measure of Mercy (Home to Blessing Book #1)

Author: Lauraine Snelling

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441210487

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1969

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth. Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?

In Measure, Number, and Weight

Studies in Mathematics and Culture

Author: Jens Høyrup

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791418215

Category: Mathematics

Page: 430

View: 5644

Jens Hoyrup, recognized as the leading authority in social studies of pre-modern mathematics, here provides a social study of the changing mode of mathematical thought through history. His "anthropology" of mathematics is a unique approach to its history, in which he examines its pursuit and development as conditioned by the wider social and cultural context. Hoyrup moves from comparing features of Sumero-Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Ancient Greek, and Latin Medieval mathematics, to examining the character of Islamic practitioners of mathematics. He also looks at the impact of ideologies and philosophy on mathematics from Latin High Middle ages through the late Renaissance. Finally, he examines modern and contemporary mathematics, drawing out recurring themes in mathematical knowledge.

Measure for Measure

Oxford School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare,Roma Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198320104

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

View: 3935

Critical and historical notes accompany Shakespeare's drama about the nature of mercy and justice, and the essential characteristics of flexibility and common sense behind effective government.

An Introduction to Measure Theory

Author: Terence Tao

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821869191

Category: Mathematics

Page: 206

View: 4694

This is a graduate text introducing the fundamentals of measure theory and integration theory, which is the foundation of modern real analysis. The text focuses first on the concrete setting of Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral (which in turn is motivated by the more classical concepts of Jordan measure and the Riemann integral), before moving on to abstract measure and integration theory, including the standard convergence theorems, Fubini's theorem, and the Caratheodory extension theorem. Classical differentiation theorems, such as the Lebesgue and Rademacher differentiation theorems, are also covered, as are connections with probability theory. The material is intended to cover a quarter or semester's worth of material for a first graduate course in real analysis. There is an emphasis in the text on tying together the abstract and the concrete sides of the subject, using the latter to illustrate and motivate the former. The central role of key principles (such as Littlewood's three principles) as providing guiding intuition to the subject is also emphasized. There are a large number of exercises throughout that develop key aspects of the theory, and are thus an integral component of the text. As a supplementary section, a discussion of general problem-solving strategies in analysis is also given. The last three sections discuss optional topics related to the main matter of the book.

Machines as the Measure of Men

Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance

Author: Michael Adas

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801497605

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 1274

This new edition of what has become a standard account of Western expansion and technological dominance includes a new preface by the author that discusses how subsequent developments in gender and race studies, as well as global technology and politics, enter into conversation with his original arguments.

Understanding Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth for a Level Students

Gavin's Guide to This Modern Play for English Literature and Drama/Theatre Studies Students

Author: Gavin Smithers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781982095949


Page: 110

View: 5282

Understanding "Jerusalem" by Jez Butterworth for A Level Students is a complete study guide, written for students and teachers who are preparing for A level exams in 2018 and subsequent years. This edition has been written to aid both English Literature and Drama & Theatre students with their coursework and final exams. "Jerusalem" is an important modern drama which is being taught for English Literature coursework for the OCR exam board. It is also studied for the AQA Drama and Theatre A level. As far as I am aware, no guide for students of this play has yet been published. What you will find here is a literary analysis which reads the play for meaning. I hope that it will serve a wider purpose, not just in highlighting some of what makes Butterworth's play so impressive, but in helping readers to develop a reading method which can lead us to a reliable interpretation of any literary text. I also hope that the analysis here will help drama studies students to conceptualise the play, as they focus on characterisation as well as plot. A Gavin's Guide is different from other study guides: each one is written as if a personal tutor were coaching you, helping you to outperform your expectations. To date, tens of thousands of Gavin's Guides have been sold and excellent feedback received from pupils, their parents and teachers about the support these concise books give. Look inside this Gavin's Guide to find: * Detailed analysis of the play text * Guide to characters and their motivations * Major themes * Why this play has become a "modern classic" in such a short amount of time. Buy this book and you also receive an additional benefit, free of charge: email Gavin any additional questions on the text and your exam and he will reply with further support.

Man is the Measure

Author: Reuben Abel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439118405

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 2172

An intelligently truthful book that explores the uneven landscape of the human intellect. An accessible introduction to philosophy, this book narrows the gap between the general reader and intellectual inquiry. Its points are illustrated with concrete examples that should call the reader to a higher level of critical thinking and self-perception.

Study and Revise for AS/A-level: Measure for Measure

Author: Anne Crow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147185390X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 885

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Measure for Measure throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Measure for Measure as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

A Measure of Darkness

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman,Jesse Kellerman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0399594647

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9996

Deputy Coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King). Clay Edison is busy. He’s solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother’s fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. What begins as a community tragedy soon becomes lurid fodder for social media. Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emerges—one victim’s death doesn’t match the others. Brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID, and left to die: She is Jane Doe, a human question mark. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice. Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling past—and brings him right into the line of fire.

The Seductions of Quantification

Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking

Author: Sally Engle Merry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626131X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 756

We live in a world where seemingly everything can be measured. We rely on indicators to translate social phenomena into simple, quantified terms, which in turn can be used to guide individuals, organizations, and governments in establishing policy. Yet counting things requires finding a way to make them comparable. And in the process of translating the confusion of social life into neat categories, we inevitably strip it of context and meaning—and risk hiding or distorting as much as we reveal. With The Seductions of Quantification, leading legal anthropologist Sally Engle Merry investigates the techniques by which information is gathered and analyzed in the production of global indicators on human rights, gender violence, and sex trafficking. Although such numbers convey an aura of objective truth and scientific validity, Merry argues persuasively that measurement systems constitute a form of power by incorporating theories about social change in their design but rarely explicitly acknowledging them. For instance, the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks countries in terms of their compliance with antitrafficking activities, assumes that prosecuting traffickers as criminals is an effective corrective strategy—overlooking cultures where women and children are frequently sold by their own families. As Merry shows, indicators are indeed seductive in their promise of providing concrete knowledge about how the world works, but they are implemented most successfully when paired with context-rich qualitative accounts grounded in local knowledge.

Probability and measure

Author: Patrick Billingsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc


Category: Mathematics

Page: 622

View: 2649

Like the previous editions, this new edition will be well received by students of mathematics, statistics, economics, and a wide variety of disciplines that require a solid understanding of probability theory.

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling

Author: Todd D. Little

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462510272

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 5951

Featuring actual datasets as illustrative examples, this book reveals numerous ways to apply structural equation modeling (SEM) to any repeated-measures study. Initial chapters lay the groundwork for modeling a longitudinal change process, from measurement, design, and specification issues to model evaluation and interpretation. Covering both big-picture ideas and technical "how-to-do-it" details, the author deftly walks through when and how to use longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis, longitudinal panel models (including the multiple-group case), multilevel models, growth curve models, and complex factor models, as well as models for mediation and moderation. User-friendly features include equation boxes that clearly explain the elements in every equation, end-of-chapter glossaries, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The companion website ( provides datasets for all of the examples--which include studies of bullying, adolescent students' emotions, and healthy aging--with syntax and output from LISREL, Mplus, and R (lavaan).


The West and the Rest

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101548029

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5107

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

The Customer Experience Book

How to design, measure and improve customer experience in your business

Author: Alan Pennington

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292148489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 8955

Customer Experience (CE) is becoming seen as a key component of business strategy, yet knowing the practical steps of what to do can be tricky. The Customer Experience Book helps you understand where you are now, what to do, and how to improve for your business. From Customer Journey Mapping to using Big Data, this is the ultimate Customer Experience manual for businesses, whatever the size of your company. Split into two parts, you’ll discover: • Why customer experience is so important in business – and how it applies to you • How to use customer experience tools in your business – step by step guides on how to use CX metrics and how to learn from them Alongside the theory and practical how-to guidance, there will be a range of examples of ‘thinking differently’ about everyday situations to engage the reader. Plus, with case studies from International Companies, readers will discover not only what works well but also the hard lessons they have learned. The Customer Experience Book shows you how to understand, measure and improve customer experience in your business, whatever your level.

The Measure of a Man

Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man

Author: Gene A. Getz

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493404253

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8800

More Than a Million Copies Have Been Sold of this Powerful Book for Men, Now Revised for a New Generation For forty years, The Measure of a Man has taught hundreds of thousands of men around the world how to live according to God's direction--faithfully, lovingly, and spiritually. Now revised this classic guide to biblical masculinity is poised to impact a new generation of men. True masculinity is not measured by the strength of a man, but by these twenty biblical guidelines drawn from the Apostle Paul's letters to his young protégés Timothy and Titus. Inspiring, encouraging, and practical, this book shows men how they can reach God's standards as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men. This updated edition includes QR codes that take the reader to online video resources for further study.

Measure for Measure

Author: Richard A. Young,Thomas J. Glover

Publisher: Blue Willow Incorporated

ISBN: 9781889796000

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

View: 4527

Measure for Measure sets a new standard for accurate, user friendly conversion factor references. This handbook, with over 39,000 conversions for over 5,100 different units, has been designed specifically for engineers, scientists, teachers, students, and construction, maintenance and industrial workers.