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Human-Machine Reconfigurations

Human-Machine Reconfigurations
  • Author : Lucy Suchman,Lucy A. Suchman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :314
  • ISBN : 9780521675888
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Summary : This 2007 book is about how human actions and technological artifacts are intertwined.

Nimesulide - Actions and Uses

Nimesulide - Actions and Uses
  • Author : K. D. Rainsford
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  • Release Date :2005-10-26
  • Total pages :433
  • ISBN : 9783764370688
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Summary : Provides information on nimesulide, including comparisons with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic agents. This book covers the development of nimesulide, including synthesis and production, introduction, and approved uses and applications, followed by pharmacokinetics and toxicological properties, adverse reactions and their mechanisms.

The Shape of Actions

The Shape of Actions
  • Author : Harry Collins,Martin Kusch
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  • Release Date :1999-01-05
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0262292939
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Summary : What can humans do? What can machines do? How do humans delegate actions to machines? In this book, Harry Collins and Martin Kusch combine insights from sociology and philosophy to provide a novel answer to these increasingly important questions.The authors begin by distinguishing between two basic types of intentional behavior, which they call polimorphic actions and mimeomorphic actions. Polimorphic actions (such as writing a love letter) are ones that community members expect to vary with social context. Mimeomorphic actions (such a swinging a golf club) do not vary. Although machines cannot act, they can mimic mimeomorphic actions. Mimeomorphic actions are thus the crucial link between what humans can do and what machines can do. Following a presentation of their detailed categorization of actions, the authors apply their approach to a broad range of human-machine interactions and to learning. Key examples include bicycle riding and the many varieties of writing machines. They also show how their theory can be used to explain the operation of organizations such as restaurants and armies. Finally, they look at a historical case—the technological development of the air pump—applying their categorization of actions to the processes of mechanization and automation. Automation, they argue, can occur only where what we want to bring about can be brought about through mimeomorphic action.

Defending Class Actions in Canada

Defending Class Actions in Canada
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :377
  • ISBN : 9781553678083
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Summary : Defending Class Actions in Canada is aimed at businesses that may become defendants in class actions in Canada and the lawyers who defend them. Companies doing business in this country now have an intense interest in the proliferation of class actions and the risks posed by that development to their operations. This book not only outlines all of the steps in such actions and the law that governs them, it provides a useful analysis on a national scale of the most important developments and predictions of future trends.

Algebraic Quotients. Torus Actions and Cohomology. The Adjoint Representation and the Adjoint Action

Algebraic Quotients. Torus Actions and Cohomology. The Adjoint Representation and the Adjoint Action
  • Author : A. Bialynicki-Birula,J. Carrell,W.M. McGovern
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  • Release Date :2002-04-24
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : 9783540432111
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Summary : This is the second volume of the new subseries "Invariant Theory and Algebraic Transformation Groups". The aim of the survey by A. Bialynicki-Birula is to present the main trends and achievements of research in the theory of quotients by actions of algebraic groups. This theory contains geometric invariant theory with various applications to problems of moduli theory. The contribution by J. Carrell treats the subject of torus actions on algebraic varieties, giving a detailed exposition of many of the cohomological results one obtains from having a torus action with fixed points. Many examples, such as toric varieties and flag varieties, are discussed in detail. W.M. McGovern studies the actions of a semisimple Lie or algebraic group on its Lie algebra via the adjoint action and on itself via conjugation. His contribution focuses primarily on nilpotent orbits that have found the widest application to representation theory in the last thirty-five years.

A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions

A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions
  • Author : Marcy Hogan Greer
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :1354
  • ISBN : 9781604429558
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Summary : Complete with a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, this comprehensive guide provides practitioners with an understanding of the intricacies of a class action lawsuit. Multiple authors contributed to the book, mainly 12 top litigators at the premiere law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski, L.L.P.

Plans and Situated Actions

Plans and Situated Actions
  • Author : Lucy A. Suchman
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  • Release Date :1987-11-26
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 9780521337397
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Summary : A compelling case for the re-examination of interface design models is presented by this text's assertion that human behavior is not taken into account in the planning model generally favored by artificial intelligence.

Employment Class and Collective Actions

Employment Class and Collective Actions
  • Author : David Sherwyn,Samuel Estreicher
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  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :1149
  • ISBN : 9041125051
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Summary : Long regarded as a powerful means to seek individual damages against a corporate defendant, class actions have become a staple of the U.S. litigation system. In recent years, however, several highly significant Supreme Court decisions have weakened the commonality claims of defendants, particularly in workplace discrimination actions. In light of this background, the trends and prospects of employment class actions were the theme of the 56th annual proceedings of the prestigious New York University Conference on Labor, held in May 2003. This important volume reprints the papers presented at that conference, as well as some additional contributions. Among the considerable expertise brought to bear on this controversial subject, readers will find insightful analysis of such issues as the following: Effect of class actions on losing companies; Importance of class actions to Title VII enforcement; Obstacles to class litigation; Compliance and internal enforcement challenges for large employers; Opt-in vs. opt-out alternatives for class members; Value and effectiveness of pattern or practice test cases; Legal limits of group identity; Shifting of the burden of proof; Authority of arbitrators to proceed on a class wide basis; and Countering statistical claims of expert witnesses. Because class actions are based on tension - that between commonality and individuation - they tend to accumulate precedent along a spectrum from disconnected disparity to meaningful resolution. In this deeply informed and thought-provoking book, lawyers and academics concerned with both the interests of employers and of employees will proceed with increased awareness as they work on reconciling the practical and theoretical constraints of class litigation.

Group Actions and Invariant Theory

Group Actions and Invariant Theory
  • Author : American Mathematical Society,Conference on "Group Actions and Invariant Theory" (1988 : Montréal, Quebec)
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  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 9780821860151
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Summary : This volume contains the proceedings of a conference, sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society, on Group Actions and Invariant Theory, held in August, 1988 in Montreal. The conference was the third in a series bringing together researchers from North America and Europe (particularly Poland). The papers collected here will provide an overview of the state of the art of research in this area. The conference was primarily concerned with the geometric side of invariant theory, including explorations of the linearization problem for reductive group actions on affine spaces (with a counterexample given recently by J. Schwarz), spherical and complete symmetric varieties, reductive quotients, automorphisms of affine varieties, and homogeneous vector bundles.

Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA

Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA
  • Author : John M. Hyson
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781585760442
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Summary : More frequently than ever, private owners of contaminated sites have good economic reasons for cleaning up the sites, regardless of any concern on the part of a government agency. And, once having undertaken the costs of cleanup, they naturally seek reimbursement of cleanup costs from those who are responsible for the contamination. Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA examines the law and policy of private cost recovery actions under Superfund. Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA explores the relationship between CERCLA`s liability provision and the statute`s contribution provision, a relationship that has caused substantial difficulty for courts and practitioners. Moreover, it gives practical advice to the attorneys and courts that must deal with the complexities and high transaction costs of contribution litigation. Anyone involved in the morass of CERCLA contribution litigation will benefit from Professor John Hyson's measured analysis and coherent advice.

The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions

The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions
  • Author : John Simcoe Saunders
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  • Release Date :1831
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Proper Group Actions and the Baum-Connes Conjecture

Proper Group Actions and the Baum-Connes Conjecture
  • Author : Guido Mislin,Alain Valette
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  • Release Date :2003-07-23
  • Total pages :131
  • ISBN : 9783764304089
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Summary : A concise introduction to the techniques used to prove the Baum-Connes conjecture. The Baum-Connes conjecture predicts that the K-homology of the reduced C^*-algebra of a group can be computed as the equivariant K-homology of the classifying space for proper actions. The approach is expository, but it contains proofs of many basic results on topological K-homology and the K-theory of C^*-algebras. It features a detailed introduction to Bredon homology for infinite groups, with applications to K-homology. It also contains a detailed discussion of naturality questions concerning the assembly map, a topic not well documented in the literature. The book is aimed at advanced graduate students and researchers in the area, leading to current research problems.

Antitrust class actions handbook

Antitrust class actions handbook
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9781616327705
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Interceptive Actions in Sport

Interceptive Actions in Sport
  • Author : Keith Davids,Geert J. P. Savelsbergh,Simon Bennett,John van der Kamp
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780415241526
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Summary : This book is the first to offer a comprehensive review of existing theoretical research on dynamic interceptive actions, as well as close examination of specific, practical applications.

Essays on Actions and Events

Essays on Actions and Events
  • Author : Donald Davidson
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  • Release Date :2001-09-27
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 9780199246274
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Summary : Donald Davidson has prepared a new edition of his classic 1980 collection of Essays on Actions and Events, including two additional essays. In this seminal investigation of the nature of human action, Davidson argues for an ontology which includes events along with persons and other objects. Certain events are identified and explained as actions when they are viewed as caused and rationalized by reasons; these same events, when described in physical, biological, or physiological terms, may be explained by appeal to natural laws. The mental and the physical thus constitute irreducibly discrete ways of explaining and understanding events and their causal relations. Among the topics discussed are: freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory. The introduction, cross-references, and appendices emphasize the relations between the essays and explain how Davidson's views have developed.