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  • A flexible extended warranty and related optimal strategies 

    Jack, Nat; Murthy, D. N. P. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
    The choice of extended warranties (EWs) currently available to consumers is extremely limited. Their EW purchase decisions have to be made at or very close to the time that they purchase the products and, at this point, ...
  • Flexible time-response matching in discrete model reduction 

    Lucas, T. Nigel (Sage Publications, 2000-08)
    A simple way to match the time responses of the full- and reduced-order models at arbitrary sampling points is given for discrete-time systems. It is seen to be a natural extension of the Padé methods and is particularly ...
  • Flow state in self-paced and externally-paced performance contexts: an examination of the flow model 

    Koehn, Stefan; Morris, Tony; Watt, Anthony P. (Elsevier, 2013-11)
    Kimiecik and Stein's (1992) flow model proposed that personal and situational factors affect the experience of flow. Singer, 1988 and Singer, 2000 argued that different mental processes underlie self-initiated and reactive ...
  • Fluctuation of cognitive-emotional states during competition: an idiographic account 

    Calmeiro, Luis; Tenenbaum, Gershon (Universitat de les Illes Balears Servei de Publicacions, 2007)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe athletes’ cognitive-emotional processes during competitions through an idiographic and ecologically valid study method based on verbal protocols and event sequential analyses. A ...
  • Fluctuation properties of compound Poisson-Erlang Lévy processes 

    Paris, Richard B.; Vinogradov, Vladimir (Serials Publications, 2013-06)
    We derive an expression in terms of the Wright function for the density of the first-passage times (or FPT’s) for the Poisson-Erlang Levy processes. For Poisson-exponential processes, we establish an analogue of Zolotarev ...
  • Flux emergence within mature solar active regions 

    MacTaggart, David (EDP Sciences, 2011-07)
    Aims. Recent insterest in flux emergence within mature active regions has led to several observational studies. Our aim is to model such a scenario and investigate the evolution of the system. Methods. We solve the 3D ...
  • Food for thought: parents' perspectives of child influence 

    Turner, Jason J.; Kelly, James; McKenna, Kirsty (Emerald, 2006)
    Abstract: Purpose – Aims to investigate the influence parents perceive their children have on family food-purchasing decisions and discuss the reasons why parents do not always purchase healthy food products. Design/ ...
  • Football fans in an age of intolerance 

    Waiton, Stuart (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014-05)
    This chapter explores the changing nature of policing at football matches, a change that incorporates two different forms of elitism. The shift, it is argued, relates to a move from traditional conservative snobbery about ...
  • Forensic interviews with children in Scotland: a survey of interview practices among police. 

    La Rooy, David J.; Lamb, Michael E.; Memon, Amina (Springer Verlag, 2011-04)
    The present study surveyed 91 police interviewers in Scottish police forces about their perceptions of how well they adhered to the Scottish Executive (2003) guidelines. Almost all respondents (97%) received the appropriate ...
  • Forensic science evidence in question 

    Redmayne, Mike; Roberts, Paul; Aitken, Colin; Jackson, Graham (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011)
    How should forensic scientists and other expert witnesses present their evidence in court? What kinds and quality of data can experts properly draw on in formulating their conclusions? In an important recent decision in ...
  • A forensically valid comparison of facial composite systems 

    Frowd, Charlie D.; Carson, Derek; Ness, Hayley; Richardson, Jan; Morrison, Lisa; Mclanaghan, Sarah; Hancock, Peter (Routledge, 2005-03)
    An evaluation of E-FIT, PROfit, Sketch, Photofit and EvoFIT composite construction techniques was carried out in a “forensically friendly format”: composites of unfamiliar targets were constructed from memory following a ...
  • Four-wave mixing and edge-enhanced optical correlation in a Ce:KNSBN crystal 

    Liang, Baolai; Wang, Zhaoqi; Guan, Jiuhong; Mu, Guoguang; Cartwright, Colin M. (Optical Society of America, 2000)
    In the case of degenerate four-wave mixing in a cerium-doped potassium sodium strontium barium niobate (Ce:KNSBN) crystal, it is found that the transmission grating is dominant when the incident beams are extraordinarily ...
  • A framework for work-based networked learning 

    McAndrew, P.; MacKinnon, Lachlan M.; Rist, R. (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2002)
    This article describes the development of a task-based framework for providing learning within the workplace using networked multimedia. A philosophy is adopted for the framework that builds on the recognition that tasks ...
  • Frequency-domain reduction of linear systems using Schwarz approximation 

    Lucas, T. Nigel; Davidson, A. M. (Taylor & Francis, 1983)
    A frequency domain approach for reducing linear, time-invariant systems is presented which produces stable approximations of stable systems. The method is based upon the Schwarz canonical form and is shown to have a ...
  • From Cork to GATT and beyond: an analysis of the legal framework and constraints of the evolving European Rural Policy 

    O'Neill, Maria (The Arkelton Centre for Rural Development Research, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2003)
    This paper proposes to look at the legal implications of the proposals outlined in the Cork Declaration, the implications on the Common Agricultural Policy on GATT 1994 accession, the impact of the European Regional Policy, ...
  • From dust bowl to dust bowl: soils are still very much a frontier of science 

    Baveye, Philippe C.; Rangel, David; Laba, Magdeline; Darnault, Christophe; Otten, Wilfred; Radulovich, Ricardo; Camargo, Flavio A. O. (American Society of Agronomy, 2011-11)
    When the Soil Science Society of America was created, 75 yr ago, the USA was suffering from major dust storms, causing the loss of enormous amounts of topsoil as well as human lives. These catastrophic events reminded ...
  • From environmentalism to corporate environmental accountability in the Nigerian petroleum industry: do green stakeholders matter? 

    Hassan, Aminu; Kouhy, Reza (Emerald, 2015)
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore firm-stakeholder environmental accountability relationship in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Design/methodology/approach: The paper develops, from the interdisciplinary ...
  • From honours project to published paper: the development of an etching paste 

    Wightman, Graham (UK Physical Sciences Centre, 2009)
  • From laboratory to the street: capturing witness memory using the Self-Administered Interview 

    Hope, Lorraine; Gabbert, Fiona; Fisher, Ronald P. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011-09)
    The Self-Administered Interview (SAI©) is a tool designed to elicit a comprehensive initial account from witnesses at the scene of an incident or shortly thereafter to inoculate against the loss of information associated ...
  • From Little Big Man to little green men: the captivity scenario in American culture 

    Panay, Andrew (Intellect Ltd., 2004)
    This paper seeks to link the seemingly diverse genres of the Indian captivity narrative and the alien abduction scenario. Whilst the Indian captivity narrative is plainly derived from first-hand accounts and can demonstrate ...