Maxwell Masters and the Case of the Missing Model Horses

Maxwell Masters and the Case of the Missing Model Horses

... because ifI wasn't careful, we might both disappear. She's a hateful creature,
that Andrea. Destiny's better off losing that one.” “I don't care about your opinions,
Morgan. Just tell us 43 Maxwell Masters and the Case of the Missing Model ...

Author: M. E. Farruggia

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458216496

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Someone is stealing Morgan Mores’s fancy model horses, and her last hope is Maxwell Masters, newbie detective. He made a name for himself when he discovered who defaced Destiny Roman’s locker at school. Now, Maxwell and Destiny are partners—but are they good enough to solve a mystery that has even the professionals stumped? Not only have Morgan’s expensive, model horses been stolen, but she also received a threatening letter, warning her not to attend the Syracuse International Horse Show in June. Maxwell doesn’t really approve of the unsavory character she has chosen to protect her, but he takes her case—and is quickly in way over his head! A couple ends up murdered; another woman is injured. The stakes are high, and Maxwell starts to doubt his own sleuthing abilities. Can he catch the culprit before someone else gets hurt? Time is running out—and only Maxwell Masters can find Morgan’s model horses and save the day.
Categories: Fiction

Master Modeler is a Kodansha International publication.

Author: 田宮俊作

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770028512

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 242

View: 398

Master Modeler is a Kodansha International publication.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Model Order Reduction Techniques with Applications in Finite Element Analysis

Model Order Reduction Techniques with Applications in Finite Element Analysis

7 Selection of Master Degrees of Freedom In the dynamic condensation the total
degrees of freedom of a full model need to be divided into masters and slaves.
Therefore, the selection of masters generally plays an important role in the ...

Author: Zu-Qing Qu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852338075

Category: Computers

Page: 369

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This monograph explains the principles and applications of model reduction techniques, and the dynamic condensation technique in particular. It covers all the potentially useful condensation methods including static, exact, and iterative dynamic condensation and SEREP.
Categories: Computers

The Theory and Practice of Item Response Theory

The Theory and Practice of Item Response Theory

The models for ordered polytomous data in Chapter 7 are extensions of the
dichotomous Rasch model. In this chapter we ... However, instead of using the
dichotomous Rasch model as Masters did, Muraki used the 2PL model. The
application ...

Author: R. J. de Ayala

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462514694

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Item response theory (IRT) is a latent variable modeling approach used to minimize bias and optimize the measurement power of educational and psychological tests and other psychometric applications. Designed for researchers, psychometric professionals, and advanced students, this book clearly presents both the "how-to" and the "why" of IRT. It describes simple and more complex IRT models and shows how they are applied with the help of widely available software packages. Chapters follow a consistent format and build sequentially, taking the reader from model development through the fit analysis and interpretation phases that one would perform in practice. The use of common empirical data sets across the chapters facilitates understanding of the various models and how they relate to one another.
Categories: Education

Masters of Political Science

Masters of Political Science

Master. of. Many. two. Models. Ian Budge INTRODUCTION Anthony Downs is
unusual in having been active in economic ... policies to demonstrate reliability
and responsibility, while in terms of the two-party spatial model they will converge
in ...

Author: Donatella Campus

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 9780955820335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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For a while now, political science as a discipline has been big enough (in terms of the number of academics) and analytically mature enough to justify reflections on and reviews of its achievements. In fact, there is no lack of general handbooks, dictionaries and 'state of the art' assessments (as well as 'reflective' journals such as the ECPR's own European Political Science), which are useful in helping us to understand and evaluate where we currently are and where we might still need to go. The focus of these texts, however, is on particular concepts, themes, research areas, institutions or behaviour. What they rarely do is indulge in a critical reflection on the political scientists themselves, especially those who are commonly accepted as having made the most significant contributions to the growth of their discipline. This book fills an important gap in the growing reflective literature on the political science discipline: it consists of a series of 'objective' profiles of the 'Masters of Political Science', written by political scientists who have read and studied their work and who are therefore in a position to evaluate the nature of their contributions. The Masters: Robert Dahl, Anthony Downs, David Easton, S. E. Finer, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Seymour Martin Lipset, Giovanni Sartori, Sidney Verba, Aaron Wildavsky, Hans Morgenthau
Categories: Literary Criticism

Metaphors of Conciousness

Metaphors of Conciousness

The Master-Slave Relationship The first multicomputer installations were based
on a model of master and slave. One computer was always in control of the
others. Usually the master computers were built differently from the slave
computers, ...

Author: Ronald S. Valle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461338024

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Counselling

Handbook of Counselling

Table 23.1 demonstrates the relationship between this model ( Cooper 1988 ) ,
the four - phase model of Masters and Johnson ( 1966 ) , the threephase model
of Kaplan ( 1979 ) and the four - phase model from the American Psychiatric ...

Author: Stephen Palmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041513952X

Category: Psychology

Page: 599

View: 611

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guide for counsellors and those using counselling skills, published in association with the British Association for Counselling. A new revised edition reflects recent growth and changes in the field.
Categories: Psychology

Digital Art Masters

Digital Art Masters

MODELING To start the modeling process in Maya, firstly I needed to create a low
poly model of the alligator. I did this by following the reference images, starting
with the head of the beast. Using a simple polygon plane and extruding the ...

Author: 3dtotal.Com,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136139819

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Meet some of the finest digital 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today, from Patrick Beaulieu, Philip Straub, Benita Winckler, Alessandro Baldasseroni to Khalid Al Muharraqi, Marcel Baumann and Marek Denko and see how they work. More than just a gallery book - in Digital Arts Masters each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made there piece of work. With Digital Arts Masters you'll understand the artists' thought process and discover the tips, tricks and techniques which really work.
Categories: Art

Digital Art Masters

Digital Art Masters

Modeling I have my own modeling process, which is a fast and efficient workflow
between Max and ZBrush. I started by making a fast low-poly model of the
character, with neat UVs and respecting the constraints of ZBrush. I then exported
this ...

Author: 3dtotal.Com,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136130458

Category: Art

Page: 305

View: 886

Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 5 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breath taking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks the artists employed while creating stunning imagery. This volume, much like the previous volumes is not your standard coffee table book nor is it our usual how-to-book. New to this volume will be 5 artist video tutorials. Five artists will specifically detail an aspect of their gallery image from start to finish, offering further technique driven insight and expertise offering 2 1⁄2 hours of additional inspiration. With a click of a mouse, artists willbe able to apply the leading techniques to their own work with access to additional video tutorials, source files, textures and digital brushes at the companion website:
Categories: Art

Rasch Models

Rasch Models

19 Extended Rating Scale and Partial Credit Models for Assessing Change
Gerhard H. Fischer1 and Ivo Ponocny2 ABSTRACT The rating scale model (
Rasch, 1961, 1965, 1967; Andrich, 1978a, 1978b) and the partial credit model (
Masters, ...

Author: Gerhard H. Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387944990

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Thirty-two years after the publication of the legendary 'Rasch book' (Rasch, 1960), the rich literature on the Rasch model and its extensions was scattered in journals and many less accessible sources, including 'grey' literature. When asked by students or junior researchers for references to the Rasch model, it was a typical reaction on the part of the editors to state that it was difficult to name one, or just a few; actually, only a whole list of references differing in notation and level of formal abstraction seemed to meet the request in most cases. Therefore, in 1992 the editors decided to invite a number of outstanding authors in the field of Rasch modeling to contribute to a book presenting the current state of knowledge about Rasch models. The aim was not just to collect a number of papers on the subject, rather to produce a well-organized monograph. To this end, a workshop was held in Vienna from 25 to 27 February 1993 in which, after a process of mutual reviewing, drafts of all chapters were read and discussed by all authors, leading to a more systematic organization of the topics treated in unified notation and terminology. (The workshop was sponsored by the University of Vienna; here, the editors would like to express their thanks, in the name of all contributors, both for the financial support and for the hospitality granted.
Categories: Social Science

Digital Art Masters Volume 4

Digital Art Masters  Volume 4

model. Fig.03 of 3D, as they sometimes force us to cheat on. I have had lots of
influences, but to name a few I really like the style of Mathieu Mai and Maurizio
Melozzi. Generally speaking, I often find inspiration in female glamour models
and I ...

Author: 3dtotal.Com,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136136610

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 864

Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 4 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breaktaking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks the artists employed while creating stunning imagery. This volume, much like the previous volumes is not your standard coffee table book nor is it our usual how-to-book. This book offers inspiration and insight for the advanced amateur and professional CG artists. The Digital Art Masters series has expanded upon the competition's gallery book concept and has added the insight and experiences of professional CG artists worldwide. Divided into 5 sections, Sci-Fi, Scene, Fantasy, Character and Cartoon, Each featured artist segement will include the thought processes behind creating unique digital images and an artist portfolio for further inspiration. Find your inspiration and discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work.
Categories: Art

Masters of Success

Masters of Success

You can have a role model for your finances, a model for your relationships, a
model for your health, a model for your profession, or a model for any aspect of
your life you're learning to master. They can save you years of pain and keep you

Author: Ivan Misner

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 9781613081440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 192

SUCCESS! THE MAGIC WORD. THE HOLY GRAIL. THE AMERICAN DREAM. Who has not admired the titans of sport, entertainment commerce and public service and been inspired to set course by those stars? What youth has not dreamed of becoming rich and famous? What restless fast-food manager has not dreamed of being the boss of a nationwide restaurant chain? What hard-working employee has not dreamed of running his own company? Perhaps more important, what can they, and we, learn about achieving success from successful people? This is the magic of Masters of Success. You will: Discover Brian Tracy’s insights into the laws of success Learn from Tony Alessandra the importance of passion Hear Lou Holtz’s advice on visualizing success Discover what drove Erin Brockovich to triumph over great odds You will read chapters by Buzz Aldrin, Wayne Dyer, Larry Elder, Michael Gerber, John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Hopkins, Vince Lombardi Jr., Tony Robbins and many others. All these famous people and many more contributed to the writing of Masters of Success. If you seek inspiration and ideas, Masters of Success has stories of daunting hardships overcome, lessons learned and unexpected successes in abundance. You will eagerly page from one story to the next, finding both motivation and encouragement throughout this handsome volume.
Categories: Business & Economics

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

It took a couple of years after the war for me to regain my appetite for cosmology,
inspired in part by the completion of the Mount Palomar telescopes and in part by
new and exciting theories of the universe such as the steady-state model and ...

Author: Helge Kragh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198722892

Category: Science

Page: 285

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Masters of the Universe tells the fascinating story of how our modern picture of the universe came into being. It uses an unusual format - a series of fictitious interviews with leading astronomers and physicists of the time, including giants such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, and George Gamow. The interviews are the product of the author's imagination, but are solidly based on historical facts and supplemented with careful annotations and referencesto the literature. By following the interviews the reader gets a lively and "almost authentic" impression of the problems that faced this early generation of cosmologists. They will learn not only about thebasic content of these new cosmological ideas, but also about their contexts and the times in which they were discussed.
Categories: Science

Digital Art Masters

Digital Art Masters

I am a big fan of the MotoGP series, but for some reason I didn't want to model a
high-tech modern bike. I Google-searched for some older bikes, and when the
Vespa popped up I knew right away I wanted to model this baby! I did my
research ...

Author: 3dtotal.Com,

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136138300

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 711

Meet some of the finest digital 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today, and discover how they create some of the most innovative art in the world. More than just a gallery book - in Digital Arts Masters each artist has written a breakdown overview, with supporting imagery of how they made there piece of work. With Digital Arts Masters you'll understand the artists' thought process and discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work.
Categories: Art

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E Book

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E Book

The model depicts women and men as having similar sexual responses
throughout four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution (Table 31-1)
.148 In the Masters and Johnson model, men tend to pass through each phase
faster ...

Author: Randall L. Braddom

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437735635

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

View: 839

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation presents today’s best physiatry knowledge and techniques, ideal for the whole rehabilitation team. This trusted reference delivers the proven science and comprehensive guidance you need to offer every patient maximum pain relief and optimal return to function. In this new edition, Dr. Randall L. Braddom covers current developments in interventional injection procedures, the management of chronic pain, integrative medicine, recent changes in the focus of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, and much more. Access the complete contents online along with 1000 self-assessment questions at Gain a clear visual understanding of important concepts thanks to 1400 detailed illustrations—1000 in full color. Find and apply the information you need easily with each chapter carefully edited by Dr. Braddom and his associates for consistency, succinctness, and readability. Access the fully searchable text online at Expert Consult, as well as 1000 self-assessment questions. Master axial and peripheral joint injections through in-depth coverage of the indications for and limitations of these therapies. Make optimal use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment. Get a broader perspective on your field from a new chapter on PM&R in the international community.
Categories: Medical

Serving Two Masters Yet Out of Control

Serving Two Masters  Yet Out of Control

Indeed , in this model , retained subsidies as large as those contemplated by the
CBO and Treasury would imply much larger shares of GSE profits than 5 percent
and would drive V to infinity . Welfare Effects . The welfare effects of GSEs ...

Author: Peter J. Wallison

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 0844741663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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Because two disparate clients demand loyalty from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, these government-sponsored entities must fulfill two ultimately irreconcilable roles.
Categories: Business & Economics



There is considerable literature in Islam on ... of etiquette (adab, pl. ādāb) which
must be observed by masters and disciples and by the latter between themselves

Author: Jean-Louis Michon

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9780941532754

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi thinkers. These essays allow the reader to understand the wisdom and history of Sufism.
Categories: Religion

Modelling Written Communication

Modelling Written Communication

This chapter deals with the formulation of the first empirical model featuring in this
study, the user's model of composing, working retrospectively with the findings of
my masters research, but presenting the latter from within a critical realist ...

Author: Deirdre Pratt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048198437

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 696

This book offers an alternative view to current postmodern approaches to composition. It takes a critical realist stance to arrive at the “essence” of written communication with the aim of informing a practical application: a computerised writing tutor. Following Robert Franck’s seminal work on modelling, a theoretical model of writing was first formulated, consisting of an architecture of functions which constitute the prerequisites for effective communication. Next, an applied model - a composing algorithm with an input option - was developed, showing composing to be a systemic social process with intra- and extra-systemic variation. The algorithm provided the design template for a writing tutor program which models for the learner both the systemic and the socially situated nature of writing. This book establishes composing as a communicative interaction, and shows the essential dynamism of writing, while offering an exemplar of a systems approach to modelling in the social sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Fashioning Models

Fashioning Models

Some, like top model Diane Masters, had this capacity to do both kinds of work,
and she was known as much for her flair in parading clothes as her photographs.
Renowned top mannequin Maggie Tabberer had the same capability, being ...

Author: Joanne Entwistle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857853110

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 466

The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume brings together cutting-edge articles on fashion models, examining modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Essays include treatments of the history of fashion modelling, exploring how concerns about racial purity and the idealization of light skinned black women shaped the practice of modelling in its early years. Other essays examine how models have come to define femininity through consumer culture. While modelling's global nature is addressed throughout, chapters deal specifically with model markets in Australia and Tokyo, where nationalist concerns colour what is considered a pretty face. It also considers how models glamorize consumption through everyday activities, and neoliberal labour forms via reality TV. With commentaries from industry professionals who experienced the cultural juggernaut of the supermodels, the final essay situates their impact within the rise of brand culture and the globalization of fashion markets since 1990. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.
Categories: Design