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Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations:An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

This is a thoroughly updated and expanded 4th edition of the classic text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith. Including numerous worked examples and diagrams, further exercises have been incorporated into the text and answers are provided at the back of the book. Topics include phase plane analysis, nonlinear damping, small parameter expansions and singular perturbations, stability, Liapunov methods, Poincare sequences, homoclinicbifurcation and Liapunov exponents.Over 500 end-of-chapter problems are also included and as an additional resource fully-worked solutions to these are provided in the accompanying text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: Problems and Solutions, (OUP, 2007).Both texts cover a wide variety of applications whilst keeping mathematical prequisites to a minimum making these an ideal resource for students and lecturers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

This is a thoroughly updated and expanded 4th edition of the classic text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

The Classic First Edition

'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

As a mathematical symbol, w means an unspecified number ; it is a dummy
occupying a place until its unknown principal comes along, or a masquerade!
who on throwing off the mask may turn out to be anything. It does not mean an
infinite ...

Oxford Learner's Pocket Verbs and Tenses

A concise explanation of a key element of the English language: verbs and tenses Helps you avoid mistakes with tips and examples of common errors Gives examples from spoken and written English Written by grammar expert Jon Hird, who teaches English at the University of Oxford

A concise explanation of a key element of the English language: verbs and tenses Helps you avoid mistakes with tips and examples of common errors Gives examples from spoken and written English Written by grammar expert Jon Hird, who teaches ...

Islam and the European Empires

At the height of the imperial age, European powers ruled over most parts of the Islamic world. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires each governed more Muslims than any independent Muslim state. European officials believed Islam to be of great political significance, and were quite cautious when it came to matters of the religious life of their Muslim subjects. In the colonies, they regularly employed Islamic religious leaders and institutions to bolster imperial rule. At the same time, the European presence in Muslim lands was confronted by religious resistance movements and Islamic insurgency. Across the globe, from the West African savanna to the shores of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels called for holy war against non-Muslim intruders. Islam and the European Empires presents the first comparative account of the engagement of all major European empires with Islam. Bringing together fifteen of the world's leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a wide array of themes, ranging from the accommodation of Islam under imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. A truly global history of empire, the volume makes a major contribution not only to our knowledge of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but also more generally to our understanding of religion and power in the modern world.

'The theory of these exvoto, so widespread among other people than Muslims,
and particularly in modern Catholicism, has no other base than the primitive
belief in the expulsion of evil and the acquisition of good.'24 However, while
Bertholon and Chantre and Robert dismissed ... its incompability with what he
described as 'pure Islam'. REGULATING HOLY INTERVENTIONS The social and
economic, and hence potentially political roles of local holy people attracted
interest among ...

A Study in Scarlet & Other Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Sherlock Holmes, with his amazing powers of deduction, is probably the most well-known detective in literary history. The gripping mystery, A Study in Scarlet, together with other fantastic adventures, feature in this beautiful hardback edition.

The gripping mystery, A Study in Scarlet, together with other fantastic adventures, feature in this beautiful hardback edition.

Oxford Playscripts: The Valley of Fear

An engaging classroom playscript. John Douglas is a man with a past. Sherlock Holmes is the famous detective who finds puzzle-solving elementary. When Holmes and his faithful friend Watson are summoned to the country to investigate Douglas's murder, it begins to look as though the past might finally have caught up with him New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

An engaging classroom playscript.

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Twenty nine chapters critically assess both the major contributions to the literature and the ways in which it has developed. With contributions from most of the leading scholars in the field, the volume provides a definitive point of reference for all those working in and around the area. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of new and interesting research. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. This volume will help set the agenda for research on political parties and interest groups for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

After the four-step framework, I consider various developing themes in interest
group theory, especially as it applies to American politics. THE FOUR-STEP
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK The Federalist Papers, particularly contributions
by James Madison, set forth a theory of the constitutional order which has
influenced Americans ever since. In particular the Federalist Papers set forth a
type of theory of interest groups later known as “countervailing power,” or that
could be referenced ...

Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist

La Caille was one of the observational astronomers and geodesists who followed Newton in developing ideas about celestial mechanics and the shape of the earth. He provided data to the great 18th-century mathematicians involved in understanding the complex gravitational effects that the heavenly bodies have on one another. Observing from the Cape of Good Hope, he made the first ever telescopic sky survey and gave many of the southern constellations their present-day names. He measured the paths of the planets and determined their distances by trigonometry. In addition, he made a controversial measurement of the radius of the earth that seemed to prove it was pear-shaped. On a practical level, La Caille developed the method of `Lunars' for determining longitudes at sea. He mapped the Cape. As an influential teacher he propagated Newton's theory of universal gravitation at a time when it was only beginning to be accepted on the European continent. This book gives the most comprehensive overview so far available of La Caille's life and work, showing how he interacted with his often difficult colleagues. It places special emphasis on his life at, and his observations and comments on, the Cape of Good Hope, where he spent the years 1751-53.

Honey Badger or Ratel (Mellivora Capensis) 92 Hooke, Robert (1635–1703) 137
Hopwood, William (1784–1853) 19 Hottentots, see Khoina 39 Hout Bay 70, 86,
89 Imhoff, Gustaaf Willem, Baron von (1705–1750) 97 India socalled Indians at
Cape 152 Inequalities 25 Ingram, John (1721–?) 58, 116 Institut de France 16,
17, 176 Jansenists 16 Jesuits 16, 123 Jupiter 133 moons of 49, 51, 52 perturbing
effects of 132 satellites 53, 115, 122 Jussieu, Antoine de (1686–1758) 52, 88
Jussieu ...

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space; produces half of its oxygen; plays a critical role in regulating its climate; and supports a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals. As the 21st century progresses human activities, such as overfishing, coastal development, plastic pollution, oil spills, nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and the emission of climate changing greenhouse gases are posing a significant threat to the marine environment and to many of its life forms. In this unique Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a comprehensive overview of marine biology, providing a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs; and from the intertidal to the hydrothermal vents of the deep sea. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

LITERARY THEORY • Jonathan Culler LOCKE • John Dunn LOGIC • Graham
Priest MACHIAVELLI • Quentin Skinner MARTIN LUTHER • Scott H. Hendrix THE
MARQUIS DE SADE • John Phillips MARX • Peter Singer MATHEMATICS •
Timothy Gowers THE MEANING OF LIFE • Terry Eagleton MEDICAL ETHICS •
Tony Hope MEDIEVAL BRITAIN • John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths
MEMORY • Jonathan K. Foster MICHAEL FARADAY • Frank A. J. L. James
MODERN ART • David ...

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

It has been suggested that 'spirituality' has become a word that 'can define an era'. Why? Because paradoxically, alongside a decline in traditional religious affiliations, the growing interest in spirituality and the use of the word in a variety of contexts is a striking aspect of contemporary western cultures. Indeed, spirituality is sometimes contrasted attractively with religion, although this is problematic and implies that religion is essentially dogma, moralism, institutions, buildings, and hierarchies. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that many people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Broadly, it refers to the deepest values and sense of meaning by which people seek to live. Sometimes these values are conventionally religious. Sometimes they are associated with what is understood as 'the sacred' in a broader sense - that is, of ultimate rather than merely instrumental importance. This Very Short Introduction, written by one of the most eminent scholars and writers on spirituality, explores the historical foundations of the thought and considers how it came to have the significance it is developing today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

LOCKE John Dunn LOGIC Graham Priest MACH IA\/ELLI Quentin Skinner
MADNESS Andrew Scull MAGIC Owen Davies MAG NA CARTA Nicholas
Vincent MAGNETISM Stephen Blundell THE MARQUIS DE SADE john Phillips
MARTIN LUTHER Scott H. Hendrix MAR>< Peter Singer MATHEMATICS Timothy
Gowers THE MEANING OF LIFE Terry Eagleton MEDICAL ETHICS Tony Hope
MEDIEVAL BRITAIN john Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths MEMORY jonathan K.
Foster ...