Signal processing is the discipline of extracting information from collections of measurements. To be effective, the measurements must be organized and then filtered, detected, or transformed to expose the desired information. Distortions caused by uncertainty, noise, and clutter degrade the performance of practical signal processing systems. In aggressively uncertain situations, the full truth about an underlying signal cannot be known. This book develops the theory and practice of signal processing systems for these situations that extract useful, qualitative information using the mathematics of topology -- the study of spaces under continuous transformations. Since the collection of continuous transformations is large and varied, tools which are topologically-motivated are automatically insensitive to substantial distortion. The target audience comprises practitioners as well as researchers, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.
This is a book about Strindberg and about the nature of autobiographical writing. In this sensitive and discerning study, Michael Robinson has turned aside from the more traditional biographical approach to Strindberg. Instead he sets out to explore the highly idiosyncratic way in which Strindberg projected himself in language, looking at the problems which this brought in its trail, and laying bare the subterfuges it engendered. He has not limited himself to those works explicitly designated by Strindberg as autobiographical, but ranges widely over the dramas, the narratives and other prose works.
Having returned home from wandering the nearby moors, Justin’s fear soon becomes realized. There on the floor lays a letter postmarked Dundee. Only one person he knows lives there, and that is Tom. They haven’t spoken to each other for three years—and for a good reason. The letter is asking Justin to make contact again. Initially unsure, he agrees to meet. Thirteen days is that journey. It is a story about the loss of friendship. It examines the consequences for Justin and Tom after having both denied their consciences. For three years, each man has lived within the dark shadow of their actions. Heartache fills both men’s lives. Will their meeting help them clear their consciences? Can their love overcome mistrust and nonforgiveness? This novel will take the reader on a roller coaster of human emotions and changing values and will ultimately leave them with more questions than answers. It is a narrative of triumph and hope over stagnation and resentment.
A Policeman on a bicycle rounding up straying horses; the imagined outcome of a match between a Celestial cricket team and one from the 'other side': treatment at the hands of 'Miss Whiplash', a firm and efficient Physiotherapist; the plight of all hen-pecked husbands on Judgement Day; marriage and mothers-in-law; and the love of a father for a "drop dead gorgeous" 2 year old daughter. All these, and other themes, some factual, others imagined; solemn, serious or downright flippant, a view on all aspects of life looked at with a wry sense of humour, these poems will tickle the taste buds of those addicted to humourous poetry
Cardinal Newman died on August 11, 1890 at the age of 89.Although his mind remained lucid to the end, his body declined to the point that in the summer of that year it became evident to all that the end was near. However, on the evening of August 9 he staged a remarkable rally which was recorded by Father William Neville, his secretary and caregiver in his final years. Not recognizing his youthful step he was surprised when Newman entered his room, and he was”-unbent, erect to the full height of his best days in the ‘fifties; he was without support of any kind. His whole carriage was, it may be said, soldierlike, and so dignified; and his countenance was most attractive to look at; even ...
Instead of simply narrating the life of the saint, Robson looks at Francis through the thoughts and writings of those who knew him: his parents, the local bishop, Pope Innocent III, Cardinal Ugolino, Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Clare. What emerges is a new understanding of the saint.
London: Secrets & Celebrations takes you on a virtual tour of this wonderful city, at a time when London will be in the spotlight and visited by even more people than the millions who already come every year to discover the magnificent architectural heritage, cultural riches, vibrant social scene and must-see sights. Divided into sections covering historical London, London’s parks and gardens, London landmarks, London transport and much more, you can explore this exciting city from the comfort of your armchair, or flick through to reminisce about your recent visit. From Trafalgar Square, via the daffodils and crocuses of St James’s Park, to the less well known treasure of Charles Dickens’ house, the stunning photography and informative text make this the ideal gift or souvenir for Londonophiles.