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The Unconsumated Flirtation: Contextualist Approaches to Argument
Contextualism's influence on the 20th century was profound. This was true also of argumentation studies. But argumentation scholars reached the limits of their engagement of contexualism falling back into formal study ...
The Representation of Purgatory in a Colonial Painting from Latin America
The representation of purgatory in painting was very popular after the Council of Trent. While Protestant denied the existence of purgatory, the Catholic Church, with the help of religious orders and brotherhoods, fostered ...
Archaeological Testing at 10 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 18AP55
In August 1990, archaeological investigations were permitted at 10 Francis Street (18AP55). The house on this property dates to the early eighteenth century and the property has had little disturbance since that time. ...
A Note on the Positive Definiteness of BFGS Update in Constrained Optimization
This note reviews a few existing methods to maintain the positive definiteness of BFGS in constrained optimization, and their impacts on both global and local convergence. The boundedness of the matrix from above is also ...
Analysis and Control of Dimensioning and Geometric Tolerancing through Surface Topography Generation
A general quality assurance system to perform in-process inspection through on-line monitoring is proposed in this paper. Technical issues related to the model based indirect measuring approach to retrace the quality control ...
Estimation of Properties from Conjugate Forms of Molecular Structures: The ABC Approach
The ABC technique for estimating properties of organic compounds from their molecular structures is presented, based on the contributions of Atoms and Bonds to the properties of Conjugates. Conjugates are alternative formal ...
An O(N2) method for computing the eigensystem of N x N symmetric tri-diagonal matrices by the divide and conquer approach
(Copyright: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1990-01)
Asymptotic Stability of Nonlinear Systems with Holomorphic Structure
We consider the local asymptotic stability of a system dx/dt = F(z), z = C sup n , F : C sup n - C sup n is holomorphic, t R, and show that if the system is locally asymptotically stable at some equilibrium point in the ...
Control System Sensor Failure Detection via Networks of Localized Receptive Fields
This paper investigates the use of local receptive field networks (LRFN) in detecting sensor failures of a control system in the presence of model-plant mismatch. Simulation results indicate that LRFNs hold significant ...
Nonparametric Classification Using Learning Vector Quantization
In this thesis we study several properties of Learning Vector Quantization. LVQ is a nonparametric detection scheme proposed in the neural network community by Kohonen. We examine it in detail, both theoretically and ...