"Cornfields to City Streets Everything That Lies Between: A Collection of Short Stories & Lessons in Life" is a collection of short stories based on the real life events and happenings of Jon Patrick Sage. These were written over a period of 15 years, and reflect a growth and maturity in character that most undergo, but few bother to record in prose. Yet, Jon has kept a journal of sorts, for at least these, and some upcoming events, which not only point out the importance of any particular situation, often with deep and somber tones, but also highlights the laughter and humor found in nearly every interaction. The quality and joy in life is present, more often than not, if we only take the time to look for it. If so- it will be found, and this is the essence of "Cornfields to City Streets Everything That Lies Between: A Collection of Short Stories & Lessons in Life." -Jon Patrick Sage
Presents the introductory theory and applications of Maxwell's equations to electromagnetic field problems. Unlike other texts, Maxwell's equations and the associated vector mathematics are developed early in the work, allowing readers to apply them at the outset. Its unified treatment of coordinate systems saves time in developing the rules for vector manipulations in ways other than the rectangular coordinate system. The following chapters cover static and quasi-static electric and magnetic fields, wave reflection and transmission at plane boundaries, the Poynting power theorem, rectangular waveguide mode theory, transmission lines, and an introduction to the properties of linear antennas and aperture antennas. Includes an expanded set of problems, many of which extend the material developed in the chapters.
Microcontinuum field theories constitute an extension of classical field theories -- of elastic bodies, deformations, electromagnetism, and the like -- to microscopic spaces and short time scales. Material bodies are here viewed as collections of large numbers of deformable particles, much as each volume element of a fluid in statistical mechanics is viewed as consisting of a large number of small particles for which statistical laws are valid. Classical continuum theories are valid when the characteristic length associated with external forces or stimuli is much larger than any internal scale of the body under consideration. When the characteristic lengths are comparable, however, the response of the individual constituents becomes important, for example, in considering the fluid or elastic properties of blood, porous media, polymers, liquid crystals, slurries, and composite materials. This volume is concerned with the kinematics of microcontinua. It begins with a discussion of strain, stress tensors, balance laws, and constitutive equations, and then discusses applications of the fundamental ideas to the theory of elasticity.
The first part of this book begins with Paul's final days of freedom before being arrested in Jerusalem. The timeframe would have been at the end of his third Bible-recorded missionary journey. He had been returning to that area so that he could attend the upcoming celebration of Pentecost. He had also gone there to take some financial aid to the church in Jerusalem. While there, he had participated in a Nazarite ritual with four men that had taken a vow. Following that ritual, he had gone to the synagogue with those same four men. But as soon as some of the Jewish people from Asia had seen him, they immediately had accused him and had attacked him. Given the opportunity, they probably would have killed him right there on the spot.But the Roman chief captain in Jerusalem had intervened by taking him into custody. However, even though he had only been taken from the crowd for his own protection, Paul had then remained in custody for most of the next four or five years. While under Roman control, he had appeared before Procurator Felix, Procurator Festus, and King Agrippa. Then he had been sent to Rome to where he had appeared before Caesar Augustus. Towards the end of his imprisonment in Rome, he had written a letter to each of the three churches in Philippi, Colosse, and Ephesus, respectively. He had also written a letter to a man named Philemon. While the exact order of those letters is not known with absolute certainty, the best evidence will be presented to determine when he had probably written each one. Then, because of their similarities to each other, a comparison of his letters to the churches in Colosse and Ephesus will be shared.Once those matters have been handled, certain parts of Paul's specific letter to the church at Ephesus will be carefully examined. First, Ephesians 4:24-32 will be discussed as an introduction to Ephesians, chapter five. Then each verse of the fifth chapter will be considered. The fifth chapter is especially important because Paul had written in verses twenty-two and twenty-three that wives should be in submission to their husbands and that the husband is the head of the wife. Those verses have long been controversial with present day Christians. So it is important to put them into their correct context to understand EXACTLY what Paul had been saying and why he had been saying it. However, there is much more in the fifth chapter of his letter to that church than just what he had written about a wife being in submission.For example, in verses three through five, he had written about those people that will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. Does that mean that people REALLY are saved by their good works? Does it mean that they might possibly LOSE their salvation if they do certain bad things? Both of those questions MUST be and will be answered in this book. Paul had also written about a Christian's lifestyle and about Christians walking in the Spirit. Those topics will be discussed in this book. As was just indicated above, he had written about submission and Christian duty. So those topics will be discussed in some detail. Finally, he had compared the physical marriage between ONE man and ONE woman to the spiritual marriage between Christ and His church. So that, too, will be discussed. One can learn much from Ephesians, chapter five. Therefore, the goal of this book has been to explore as many of those things as possible.
Inorganic arsenic (As) in drinking water is considered a human carcinogen with multiple sites of attack. There are numerous reports in the literature, based on past and ongoing experience in various countries in Asia and South America concerning the higher risks of skin, bladder, lung, liver, and kidney cancer that result from continued consumption of elevated levels of arsenic in drinking water. In ground waters, only inorganic arsenic in the form of arsenite [As III] and arsenate [As V] are significant. As III is much more toxic than As V. Moreover, due to the anionic character of As V in the drinking water, As V can be removed more easily than As III. Arsenic speciation of water samples changes over time, specifically, during transportation of samples to the laboratory and storage of samples for analysis due to redox reactions and photochemical oxidation. But, it is important to know the exact concentrations of the arsenic species in the drinking water at the source in order to develop proper treatment strategies, and for epidemiological studies. Therefore, arsenic-containing waters must be speciated immediately in the field or preserved for later speciation in the laboratory. Currently, there is no generally accepted (standard) method for field speciation or for preservation. This study describes the development of a reliable field-speciation method for inorganic arsenic species, and compares the new method with a recently developed USEPA preservation method.Originally published by AwwaRF for its subscribers in 2004. This publication can also be purchased and downloaded via Pay Per View on Water Intelligence Online - click on the Pay Per View icon below