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Gabriel Lamé

Gabriel Lamé was a French mathematician who contributed to the theory of partial differential equations by the use of curvilinear coordinates, the mathematical theory of elasticity. Lamé was born in today's département of Indre-et-Loire, he became well known for his general theory of curvilinear coordinates and his notation and study of classes of ellipse-like curves, now known as Lamé curves or superellipses, defined by the equation: | x a | n + | y b | n = 1 where n is any positive real number. He is known for his running time analysis of the Euclidean algorithm, marking the beginning of computational complexity theory. Using Fibonacci numbers, he proved that when finding the greatest common divisor of integers a and b, the algorithm runs in no more than 5k steps, where k is the number of digits of b, he proved a special case of Fermat's last theorem. He thought that he found a complete proof for the theorem, but his proof was flawed; the Lamé functions are part of the theory of ellipsoidal harmonics.

He worked on a wide variety of different topics. Problems in the engineering tasks he undertook led him to study mathematical questions. For example his work on the stability of vaults and on the design of suspension bridges led him to work on elasticity theory. In fact this was not a passing interest, for Lamé made substantial contributions to this topic. Another example is his work on the conduction of heat which led him to his theory of curvilinear coordinates. Curvilinear coordinates proved a powerful tool in Lamé's hands, he used them to transform Laplace's equation into ellipsoidal coordinates and so separate the variables and solve the resulting equation. His most significant contribution to engineering was to define the stresses and capabilities of a press fit joint, such as that seen in a dowel pin in a housing. In 1854, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Lamé died in Paris in 1870, his name is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. 1818: Examen des différentes méthodes employées pour résoudre les problèmes de géométrie 1840: Cours de physique de l'Ecole Polytechnique.

Tome premier, Propriétés générales des corps—Théorie physique de la chaleur 1840: Cours de physique de l'Ecole Polytechnique. Tome deuxième, Acoustique—Théorie physique de la lumière 1840: Cours de physique de l'Ecole Polytechnique. Tome troisième, Electricité-Magnétisme-Courants électriques-Radiations 1852: Leçons sur la théorie mathématique de l'élasticité des corps solides 1857: Leçons sur les fonctions inverses des transcendantes et les surfaces isothermes 1859: Leçons sur les coordonnées curvilignes et leurs diverses applications 1861: Leçons sur la théorie analytique de la chaleur Lamé crater Piet Hein Lamé's special quartic Julius Plücker Stefan problem Super ellipse Lamé parameters Superellipse Lamé's Oval / Superellipse O'Connor, John J..


Tegerfelden is a municipality in the district of Zurzach in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Located in the Surb river valley, Tegerfelden has an area, as of 2009, of 7.11 square kilometers. Of this area, 3.66 km2 or 51.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.63 km2 or 37.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.71 km2 or 10.0 % is settled, 0.06 km2 or 0.8 % is either lakes. Of the built up area and buildings made up 4.4% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.5%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.3% of the area Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 35.9% is used for growing crops and 9.1% is pastures, while 6.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure Border compony Gules and Argent an Eagle displayed of the last. Tegerfelden has a population of 1,190 As of 2008, 44.8% of the population are foreign nationals.

Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 5.9%. Most of the population speaks German, with Albanian being second most French being third; as of 2008, the gender distribution of the population was 50.0 % female. The population was made up of 458 Swiss men, 53 non-Swiss men. There were 465 Swiss women, 46 non-Swiss women. In 2008 there were 12 live births to Swiss citizens and 1 birth to non-Swiss citizens, in same time span there were 5 deaths of Swiss citizens. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 7 while the foreign population increased by 1. There were 8 non-Swiss men who emigrated from Switzerland to another country and 4 non-Swiss women who emigrated from Switzerland to another country; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was an increase of 12 and the non-Swiss population change was an increase of 15 people. This represents a population growth rate of 2.7%. The age distribution, as of 2008, in Tegerfelden is. Of the adult population, 133 people or 13.0 % of the population are between 29 years old.

134 people or 13.1% are between 30 and 39, 179 people or 17.4% are between 40 and 49, 151 people or 14.7% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 95 people or 9.3% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 56 people or 5.5% are between 70 and 79, there are 28 people or 2.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 5 people or 0.5% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 37 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 130 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, 186 homes with 5 or more persons in the household; as of 2000, there were 366 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.6 persons per household. In 2008 there were 158 single family homes out of a total of apartments. There were a total of 3 empty apartments for a 0.7% vacancy rate. As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 5 new units per 1000 residents. In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP; the next three most popular parties were the CVP, the SP and the FDP.

In the federal election, a total of 363 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 50.7%. The historical population is given in the following table: The so-called Gerichtshaus is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance; the entire village of Tegerfelden is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. As of 2007, Tegerfelden had an unemployment rate of 1.02%. As of 2005, there were 77 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 24 businesses involved in this sector. 142 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 17 businesses in this sector. 85 people are employed with 20 businesses in this sector. In 2000 there were 515 workers. Of these, 388 or about 75.3% of the residents worked outside Tegerfelden while 117 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 244 jobs in the municipality. Of the working population, 8.5% used public transportation to get to work, 60.7% used a private car. From the 2000 census, 529 or 54.8% were Roman Catholic, while 335 or 34.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.

In Tegerfelden about 78.1% of the population have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education. Of the school age population, there are 77 students attending primary school in the municipality

Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill is a French-American philosopher, cultural critic and public intellectual. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University and Executive Director of the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique at the Sorbonne/EHESS, former Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, he co-directs the seminar "Socio-philosophie du temps présent. Enjeux épistémologiques, critiques" at the EHESS in Paris. Best known for his work developing a new paradigm for thinking the historical relationship between aesthetics and politics, his research spans the fields of art, history and politics, he is a regular contributor to public intellectual debate, his writings have circulated in venues such and the New York Times, Libération and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Gabriel Rockhill graduated from Grinnell College in 1995, he earned a master's degree under the direction of Jacques Derrida and Luce Irigaray from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, a Ph.

D. under the direction of Alain Badiou from Paris 8 University, as well as a Ph. D. from Emory University. Rockhill has advanced a new model for thinking the historical relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding them as two spheres separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge, he demonstrates through a "materialist deconstruction" that they are not fixed entities with a singular relation, but rather socio-historical practices and "concepts in struggle" with shifting borders. In books like Radical History & the Politics of Art and Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Aesthetics, he proposes a significant departure from extant philosophical debates on what is called "art" and "politics" in the name of a radically historicist analysis of the "social politicity" inherent in the modes of production and reception of aesthetic practices. Engaging with a diverse array of intellectual and political traditions, his work maps interactions between different dimensions of aesthetic and political practices as they intertwine and sometimes merge in specific fields of struggle.

In his earlier work, Logique de l'histoire: pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques, he developed an alternative logic of history and historical change, which emphasizes the geographic and social dimensions of history, as well as a novel account of social practices and a multidimensional theory of agency. His most recent book, Contre-histoire du temps présent: interrogations intempestives sur la mondialisation, la technologie, la démocratie expands this work to a critical analysis of the dominant image of the present moment, thereby dismantling what he refers to as the "historical and political imaginary of the contemporary conjuncture." In addition to his scholarly publications, Rockhill has written a number of literary pieces and essays that have circulated and been translated into multiple languages, including his discussed articles "Why We Never Die" in the New York Times and "The CIA Reads French Theory" in the L. A. Review of Books. La CIA et les intellectuels: Une histoire souterraine des idées.

De l'école de Francfort aux "nouveaux philosophes". Contre-histoire du temps présent: interrogations intempestives sur la mondialisation, la technologie, la démocratie, published in English as Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations into Globalization, Democracy. Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Aesthetics. Radical History & the Politics of Art, 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-15201-3. Logique de l’histoire: Pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques, 534 pp. ISBN 978-2-7056-6965-2. With Alfredo Gomez-Muller, in collaboration with Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Judith Butler, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cornel West, Will Kymlicka, Michael Sandel and Axel Honneth: Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues, 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-15187-0. French edition: Critique et subversion dans la pensée contemporaine américaine: Dialogues. Spanish edition: La teoría crítica en Norteamérica: Política, ética y actualidad. With Pierre-Antoine Chardel: Technologies de contrôle dans la mondialisation: enjeux politiques, éthiques et esthétiques, 207 pp. ISBN 978-2-84174-499-2.

With Philip Watts: Jacques Rancière: History, Aesthetics, 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-4506-0. With John V. Garner: Cornelius Castoriadis. Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis. Jacques Rancière; the Politics of Aesthetics. “Whitman’s Polyvocal Poetic Revolution: Equality and Empire in New World Literature.” American Literature as World Literature. Ed. J. R. Di Leo. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. “Comment penser le temps présent? De l’ontologie de l’actualité à l’ontologie sans l’être.” Rue Descartes75: 114-126. "Recent Developments in Aesthetics: Bad

Ernesto Ceirano

Ernesto Ceirano was an Italian entrepreneur, racing driver and motoring pioneer. Born in Cuneo in 1875, Ceirano was the youngest of four brothers who were pioneers of the Italian car industry. In 1908 he finished third in the Targa Florio driving his brother's S. P. A. Automobile; the Ceirano brothers, Giovanni Battista, Giovanni and Matteo, were influential in the founding of the Italian auto industry, being variously responsible for: Ceirano. T. A. R. / Rapid. P. A.. Giovanni's son Giovanni "Ernesto" was influential, co-founding Ceirano Fabbrica Automobili and Fabrica Anonima Torinese Automobili. In 1888, after eight years apprenticeship at his father's watch-making business, Giovanni Battista started building Welleyes bicycles, so named because English names had more sales appeal. In October 1898 Giovanni Battista and Matteo co-founded Ceirano GB & C and started producing the Welleyes motor car in 1899. In July 1899 the plant and patents were sold to Giovanni Agnelli and produced as the first F. I. A.

T.s - the Fiat 4 HP. Giovanni Battista was employed by Fiat as the agent for Italy, but within a year he left to found Fratelli Ceirano & C. which in 1903 became Società Torinese Automobili Rapid building cars badged as'Rapid'. In 1904 Matteo Ceirano left Ceirano C to create his own brand - Itala. In 1906 Matteo left Itala to found S. P. A. with chief designer, Alberto Ballacco. In 1906 Giovanni founded SCAT in Turin. In 1919 Giovanni and Giovanni "Ernesto" co-founded Ceirano Fabbrica Automobili and in 1922 they took control of Fabrica Anonima Torinese Automobili. Ernesto was the third of four brothers born to Giovanni Ceirano, a watchmaker in Cuneo, Teresa Corino. Ernesto gained his initial knowledge and skills working as an automotive mechanic alongside his brothers. Ernesto, who had good knowledge of engine design, made his name as a race car driver. In 1908 he finished third in the Targa Florio driving Matteo's four-cylinder, 7,785cc, S. P. A. 28/40 HP. Ernesto may have been the'Capo del montaggio' at SCAT.

Ceirano GB & C Itala, car manufacturer based in Turin from 1904-1934, started in 1903 by Matteo Ceirano and five partners List of automobile companies founded by the Ceirano brothers Article includes some translation from German Wikipedia

Silver Donald Cameron

Silver Donald Cameron is a Canadian journalist, author and university teacher whose writing focuses on social justice and the environment. His 15 books of non-fiction deal with everything from history and politics to education and community development. An avid sailor, Cameron has written several books about the sea, he is the author of a young adult novel and a thriller, both set in Nova Scotia where he has lived for more than 40 years. Two of his books, The Education of Everett Richardson and The Living Beach are included in Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books. Cameron's only stage play, The Prophet at Tantramar, is about Leon Trotsky's month-long confinement in a prisoner-of-war camp in Amherst, Nova Scotia; that play was produced as a radio drama, one of more than 50 Cameron wrote for both CBC Radio and CBC Television. In addition, he has produced television documentaries, his magazine articles number in the hundreds and his newspaper columns have appeared in The Globe and Mail and the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

He has written extensively for provincial and federal government departments as well as for corporate and non-profit clients. Cameron's latest project involves a series of interviews with environmental thinkers and activists that appear as videos on a subscription website called The Green Interview. Interviewees include Farley Mowat, James Lovelock, Jane Goodall and David Orton. Cameron has written and narrated two documentary films for The Green Interview, Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness and Salmon Wars: Salmon Farms, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities. Cameron has served as Writer-in-Residence at two universities in Nova Scotia as well as at the University of Prince Edward Island, he was Dean of the School of Community Studies at Cape Breton University and has taught at Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick. He holds a Ph. D. from the University of London. His writing and journalism have earned him numerous awards including the Evelyn Richardson Award, the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Award and the City of Dartmouth Book Award.

One of his television dramas won a Best Short Film award and he has earned four National Magazine Awards as well as two awards for his corporate writing. In 2012, Cameron received both the Order of Nova Scotia, he is married to the writer, Marjorie Simmins and is the father of five adult children from two previous marriages. He divides his time between Cape Breton. Donald Cameron was born in Toronto in 1937, but has joked that, at age two, he fled to British Columbia taking his parents with him, he grew up in Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960. He earned his Master of Arts at the University of California, Berkeley in 1962 and returned to UBC to teach for two years before leaving for the University of London, where he received his Ph. D. in 1967. He based his doctoral thesis on his study of the structures in six major novels by Walter Scott, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University before becoming an English professor in 1968, at the University of New Brunswick.

While teaching at UNB, Cameron served as publisher and founding editor of The Mysterious East. During its four-year existence, the left-leaning, monthly magazine published a wide variety of articles and editorials on issues in Canada's Maritime Provinces including everything from pollution and censorship to birth control and the problems of native peoples. In 1971, Cameron took a leave of absence from UNB and moved to D'Escousse, a village on Isle Madame, a small island off the southeastern coast of Cape Breton, he wanted to write, he missed his first marriage had ended. He arrived in a divorced father of three sons and a daughter; as he told a journalist 20 years "Dr. Donald Cameron left his university office, drove to the village of D'Escousse, stepped into a phone booth and emerged as the award-winning author and playwright Silver Donald Cameron." Cameron settled in D'Escousse after buying a house he describes as "composed of two tiny ancient buildings pushed together to make one comfortable home."

He adds that the house was "spang on the roadside, the floor plan was awkward, it was half-renovated in a style not much to my taste. But it felt right: a serene and happy little house where generations had loved and laughed and wept and died."Cameron had published magazine articles and a literary book, Faces of Leacock, a 1967 study of the great Canadian humorist, but now he was free to begin his apprenticeship as a full-time writer. For him, D'Escousse was an ideal home base. "For a writer," Cameron writes, "the great benefit of a village is the way you can know people." He added that in cities, writers are drawn into limited circles, but villages let them escape. "My friends in D'Escousse include welders, fishermen and mothers on welfare as well as teachers, potters and businessmen." Moreover, a writer who lives in a village watches people grow. "An electrician becomes a politician, schoolboys become truckers and contractors, middle-aged civil servants retire and old people take their departures.

Knowing them year by year, I can grasp something of the flow of their lives." In 1973, Silver Donald Cameron bought an unfinished boat named Hirondelle in Nova Scotia. In the book Wind and Whisky, he writes

Roger Burford

Roger Verte d'Este Burford was an English poet and screenwriter. He wrote crime fiction as Roger East. Burford attended Cambridge University. Both were members of the Cambridge University Kinema Club, he Shadows. The two men corresponded throughout the 1930s and Burford's letters are preserved in Isherwood's papers. After graduating he published the well-received "realist" novel Kay Walters, A Woman of the People in 1928, he remained active in British literary circles, publishing his poetry in "little magazines" such as Seed and Booster and becoming a member of the editorial board of the poetry magazine Delta in April 1938. A collection of his verse was published in 1937. In the late 1920s he began a career as a writer of screen scenarios and scripts in the British film industry, he expanded into television in the 1950s, as well as writing the film Three Steps in the Dark and contributing scripts for the series Maigret and Dr. Finlay's Casebook in the 1960s. Burford was a diplomat in Moscow during World War II.

As Roger d'Este Burford Kay Walters, A Woman of the People As Roger Burford Appointment with Seven Kingston Black The Pin Men Moscow Blues. A Romance As Roger East The Mystery of the Monkey Gland Cocktail Murder Rehearsal A Candidate for Lilies The Bell is Answered Twenty Five Sanitary Inspectors Detectives in Gum Boots Meet Mr. Malcolm The Pearl Choker As "Simon" in collaboration with Oswell Blakeston Death on the Swim Murder Among Friends The Cat with the Moustache Jam Today: A Comedy in Three Acts with Denis Waldock Cocktails Red Wagon Abdul the Damned I Give My Heart Invitation to the Waltz No Monkey Business Love in Exile Public Nuisance No. 1 Pagliacci Doctor Syn Bank Holiday Once a Crook Molly and Me The Night Won't Talk Three Steps in the Dark Meet Mr. Malcolm Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Roger Burford on IMDb