Ultra Wideband

Author: Ranjit Gharpurey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387692784
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a compilation of chapters on various aspects of Ultra Wideband. The book includes chapters on Ultra Wideband transceiver implementations, pulse-based systems and one on the implementation for the WiMedia/MBOFDM approach. Another chapter discusses the implementation of the physical layer baseband, including the ADC and post-ADC processing required in the UWB system. Future advances such as multiantenna UWB solutions are also discussed.

The Prisoner s Philosophy

Author: Joel C. Relihan
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ISBN: 9780268040246
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The Roman philosopher Boethius (c. 480-524) is best known for the "Consolation of Philosophy," one of the most frequently cited texts in medieval literature. In the "Consolation," an unnamed Boethius sits in prison awaiting execution when his muse Philosophy appears to him. Her offer to teach him who he truly is and to lead him to his heavenly home becomes a debate about how to come to terms with evil, freedom, and providence. The conventional reading of the "Consolation" is that it is a defense of pagan philosophy; nevertheless, many readers who accept this basic argument find that the ending is ambiguous and that Philosophy has not, finally, given the prisoner the comfort she had promised. In "The Prisoner's Philosophy," Joel C. Relihan delivers a genuinely new reading of the "Consolation." He argues that it is a Christian work dramatizing not the truths of philosophy as a whole, but the limits of pagan philosophy in particular. He views it as one of a number of literary experiments of late antiquity, taking its place alongside Augustine's "Confessions" and "Soliloquies" as a spiritual meditation, as an attempt by Boethius to speak objectively about the life of the mind and its relation to God. Relihan discerns three fundamental stories intertwined in the "Consolation" an ironic retelling of Plato's "Crito, " an adaptation of Lucian's "Jupiter Confutatus, " and a sober reduction of "Job" to a quiet dialogue in which the wounded innocent ultimately learns wisdom in silence. Relihan's claim that Boethius's text was written as a Menippean satire does not rest merely on identifying a mixture of disparate literary influences on the text, or on the combination of verse and prose or of fantasy and morality. More important, Relihan argues, Boethius deliberately dramatizes the act of writing about systematic knowledge in a way that calls into question the value of that knowledge. Philosophy's attempt to lead an exile to God's heaven is rejected; the exile comes to accept the value of the phenomenal world, and theology replaces philosophy to explain the place of human beings in the order of the world. Boethius Christianizes the genre of Menippean satire, and his "Consolation" is a work about humility and prayer. "Acknowledging that the "Consolation of Philosophy" is 'over-familiar and under-read, ' Joel Relihan puts to the side old bromides about the work and instead pays careful attention to the narrative(s) Boethius constructs, grounding his readings in the contexts the work cultivates, especially its Menippean elements. The result is perhaps the first satisfying reading of the "Consolation" to be produced, a satisfaction felt also in the ways Relihan mirrors Boethius himself in the thoroughness of his scholarship and the elegance of his exposition. No one who studies Boethius will be able to ignore this book." --Joseph Pucci, Brown University "Anyone who has been fascinated, intrigued, or perhaps puzzled by the meaning, structure, or argument of Boethius's "Consolation of Philosophy" will find Joel Relihan's new book a welcome addition to the study of this core text of the early medieval world whose influence extends to the present time. Relihan's study is a tour de force that belongs in the library of all those who appreciate Boethius's depth and subtlety. Fortune's wheel has indeed turned in the favor of those who wish to explore with Relihan the intricacies and brilliance of the "Consolation."" --Fr. John Fortin, O.S.B., Saint Anselm College

The Last of the Nomads

Author: W. J. Peasley
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458763064
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Last of the Nomads is the story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to remain in their country - the Western Gibson Desert region of Western Australia. After many years of drought - the worst this century - the Mandildjara held grave fears for the safety of Warri and Yatungka. Their chances of survival under such adverse conditions and without the support of younger tribesmen and women were extremely remote. So, at the request of the Aboriginal elders and with the guidance of Mudjon, an old friend of Warri's, Dr Peasley and his companions set out in search of the elderly couple. Thus began an extraordinary journey, a journey into the past to locate a man and woman pursuing a nomadic existence, as their people had done since the dawn of human occupation of Australia. W J Peasley's account of the events of that journey, his description of the country and of the emotional meeting in the desert are fascinating, thoughtful and, at times, extremely moving. The Last of the Nomads also provides an informative account of earlier Aboriginal habitation and the significance of the country to Aboriginal identity. A brief history of Wiluna, the famous Canning Stock Route and early European exploration, and an appreciation of Aboriginal-European relations help make this an important and absorbing book.

Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity

Author: David G. Hunter
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506446000
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The books in the series make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the church. Developed in light of recent patristic scholarship, the volumes provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West. The series provides volumes that are relevant for a variety of courses: from introduction to theology to classes on doctrine and the development of Christian thought. The goal of each volume is not to be exhaustive but rather to be representative enough to denote for a nonspecialist audience the multivalent character of early Christian thought, allowing readers to see how and why early Christian doctrine and practice developed the way it did.

Selma

Author: Jutta Bauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781776572120
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Luther s Small Catechism with Explanation

Author: Concordia Publishing House
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780758611222
Format: PDF, ePub
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An easy-to-read contemporary NIV translation. Includes appendix with Bible proof texts, description of Lutheran confessional writings, the church year, and a topical index. Interleaved edition has blank pages for notes. Elegant leather editions include full-color artwork, presentation page, ribbon, and gold gilded pages.

Mother Comes of Age

Author: Driss Chraïbi
Publisher: Three Continents
ISBN: 9780894103230
Format: PDF
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An English translation of a French novel which tells the story of an Arab woman who, encouraged by her sons, seeks knowledge of the outside world, eventually becoming an educator and activist.

Power of Faith

Author: Karla Apperloo-Boersma
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783525550496
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Consists of papers about the Heidelberg Catechism, followed by exhibition catalogs for two Heidelberg Catechism exhibits.