The increasing use of powder metallurgy techniques to make an almost infinite variety of materials and products places greater emphasis on utilization of sophisticated experimental techniques. Usually research and development efforts initiate the use of newly developed equipment and analytical procedures. Indeed, the contents of this book are strongly linked to research endeavors, in both the academic and industrials worlds. However, this volume can serve a much needed function in industrial applied powder metallurgy. Although many researchÂ ers will find the contents of great value, the technical personnel more involved with production, quality control, customer services and product design now have at their dispoÂ sal a means to learn about the potential uses of several very important techniques. With today's "knowledge explosion" the present set of papers greatly facilitates the comprehension and adoption of new procedures. If powder metallurgy is to continue its rapid rate of growth in virtually all segments of industry, then the transition of modern equipment and procedures from tools of research and development laboratories to everyday plant operations and applications must be hastened. The editors hope that this volume aids in this process, as well as assisting students and researchers by providing a ready source of up-to-date useful information.
John Wesley postmodern? John Wesley a virtual identity? What does John Wesley have to do with quantum physics? All questions pregnant with explosive meaning, if not with radical contradictions, or is it just about how one looks at it, thus being postmodern, being relative, being rhetorical? The most straightforward is that John Wesley can be the author's mentor, but which John Wesley is his mentor? When the author sets out to let John Wesley be his mentor, and let John Wesley explain himself, can it but a virtual identity of John Wesley since John Wesley can be nothing but a (cognitive) social construction? A simulacrum? Differently put, John Wesley always stays before the author, since meeting John Wesley is also to 'invent'/construct John Wesley. This reduction has far researching implications, since this means that there are many John Wesleys out there, and many long 18th centuries, since there are many simulacra around, and in the case of John Wesley Virtual Identities and Virtual Profiles. By this the author also radically challenges the Wesley tradition(s), each working with a particular virtual identity of John Wesley, but who has the real John Wesley, if any? Still putting it differently, this book is both an autobiography of the author and John Wesley, the by proxy invented John Wesley. Quantum physics is exactly the seedbed putting this premises forward.
Offering provocative readings on issues such as body image, patriotism and nationalism, and DNA and the justice system, this writing guide and collection of essays shows readers how to apply classical argument techniques to their own persuasive writing so they create better arguments.
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