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Biomechanics of the Axel Paulsen Figure Skating Jump

Literature 1. Hines J.R. (2006). Figure skating. A history . Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 2. King D.L., Arnold A.S., Smith S.L. (1994). A kinematic comparison of single, double and triple Axels. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 10, 51-60. DOI: 10.1123/jab.10.1.51. 3. Aleshinsky S.Y. (1986). What biomechanics can do for figure skating. Part two. Skating 63(10), 11-15. follow by Sharp C.M.P. (1999). A biomechanical analysis of the single toe loop and the single loop jump of novice figure skaters. file

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“Carte-á-figure” maps of Poland: dates, states, and provenances

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After short introduction to carte-á-figure genre of maps discussed are three maps of Poland belonging to this category: the first state of Hondius’ Nova POLONIAE delineatio”, Visscher’s “Haec Tabula nova POLONIAE et SILESIAE, and Speed’s A NEWE MAPE OF POLAND. For the origin of the Hondius’ map a more precise range of dates is proposed. Question of the Visscher map’s order of states is clarified, supported by evidence from the author’s research. Finally, line of reasoning is presented and arguments quoted disproving widely held belief in priority of the Speed’s map over the Visscher’s. Also, dissimilarities between images of Silesia on Hondius’ and Visscher’s maps together with possible reasons of these are considered.

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Microwave Amplifier Figure of Merit Measurement

Microwave Amplifier Figure of Merit Measurement

In this paper, the figure of merit of microwave amplifiers is measured. They are gain, 1 dB compression point and two tone third- order intercept products. The measurement setup as well as the method of measurement are shown. The measured amplifier can be used for student laboratory exercise as well as for appropriate scientific research.

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Exploring urban agriculture as a component of multifunctional green infrastructure: Application of figure-ground plans as a spatial analysis tool

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Using ‘Urban Atlas’ as a data source, the authors present and critically discuss in this paper the application of figure-ground plans in combination with complex land-use maps as a tool for spatial analysis of urban agriculture in European cities and their multifunctional green infrastructure. The selected cities and metropolitan areas (including Dublin, Ruhr Metropolis, Geneva and Sofia) represent different regions in Europe from the Northwest to the Southeast. Urban fabric, agriculture and non-agricultural open spaces have been analysed and compared as the main land-use components. Agricultural open spaces include arable land with annual crops and permanent crops, such as vineyards, fruit trees and olive groves; pastures; as well as complex and mixed cultivation patterns. The results reveal the scale and land-use diversity of metropolitan regions and different spatial patterns of urban agriculture at the regional level and in central urban areas.

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Figure, Ground and the Notion of Equilibria in the Work of Gilbert Simondon and Gestalt theory

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Based on Clausius’ phrasing of a “transformational content” and the resulting 2nd law of thermodynamics, I demonstrated that Gilbert Simondon’s On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects is historically situated at the threshold of understanding open systems thermodynamics and the related concepts of balance. Furthermore, I showed that Gestalt theory, as represented by Wolfgang Köhler, at least reproduced, if not partially anticipated or even prepared this development of 20th century thinking. Finally, I gave some short examples of how Simondon applied the figure/ground distinction to human perception, memory, and a general theory of becoming and I introduced his proposal to analyse “the grounds” just as thoroughly as the laws of figuration.

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In-Between Images: Where is the Ground?

Cristian Sminchisescu. 2011. Object Recognition by Sequential Figure-Ground Ranking. International Journal of Computer Vision (2012) 98: 243–262. Cramer, Florian. 2016. Nach dem Koitus oder nach dem Tod: Zur Begriffsverwirrung von ‘Postdigital’, ‘Post-Internet’ und ‘Post-Media’ [After Coitus or After Death: The Conceptual Confusion of Postdigital, Post-Internet and Post-Media]. Kunstforum International vol. 242: 54–67. Deleuze, Gilles. 1989. Cinema 2: The Time-Image . London: Athlone. Finbow, Acatia. 2016. Joan Jonas, Helen in Egypt: Lines in the

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The Figure of the Migrant: Tommy Wieringa’s Intellectual Intervention

. McCallum, Richard. 2013. “Public Intellectuals and Micro-public Spheres: A British Illustration.” New Public Spheres, Recontextualizing the Intellectual. Eds. Peter Thijssen, Walter Weyns, Christiane Timmerman, and Sara Mels. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate. 163-181. McKee, Alan. 2005. The Public Sphere: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Nail, Thomas. 2015. The Figure of the Migrant. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Nederveen Pieterse, Jan. 2009. Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange. Lanham

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Neuromuscular Responses of Elite Skaters During Different Roller Figure Skating Jumps

References Aleshinsky SY, McQueen C, Podolsky A, Smith AD, Handel PV. Strength and conditioning program for figure skating. Nat Strength Cond Assoc, 1988; 10: 26-30 Chimera NJ, Swanik KA, Swanik CB, Straub SJ. Effects of plyometric training on muscle-activation strategies and performance in female athletes. J Athl Training, 2004; 39: 24-31 DeLuca CJ. The use of surface electromyography in biomechanics. J Appl Biomech, 1997; 13: 135-163 Ebben WP, Watts PB. A review of combined weight training and plyometric training modes: complex training

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Validity and Reliability of the Polish Adaptation of the Ruff Figural Fluency Test

References Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (1999). Testy psychologiczne (Psychological Tests). Warszawa: Pracownia Testów Psychologicznych Polskiego Towarzystwa Psychologicznego. Berning, L.C., Weed, N.C., & Aloia, M.S. (1998). Interrater reliability of the Ruff Figural Fluency Test. Assessment, 5 (2), 181-186. Borkowski, J., Benton, A., & Spreen, O. (1967). Word fl uency and brain damage. Neuropsychologia, 5 (2), 135-140. Bornstein, R.A. (1983). Verbal Concept Attainment Test: Cross-validation and

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The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking - Figural or Verbal: Which One Should We Use?

: Prometheus Books. Kim, K. H., Cramond, B., & Bandalos, D. L. (2006). The latent structure and measurement invariance of scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking-Figural, Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66, 459-477. Kim, K. H., Lee, H., Chae, K., Andersen, L., & Lawrence, C. (2011). Creativity and Confucianism among American and Korean educators. Creativity Research Journal, 23, 357-371. Lee, H., & Kim, K. H., (2011). Is speaking more language to be more creative? Relationship between bilingualism and

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