Methods of mathematical modelling applied in contemporary computational mechanics can be divided into purely numerical and analytical-numerical procedures. Purely analytical solutions loose their popularity because of strong limitations connected with simple regions and mostly linear equations to which they can be applied. Obviously, the fundamental monographs like for example elastic solids, in fluid mechanics or for heat exchange are always popular and often quoted, but rather as sources of comparative benchmarks confirming correctness and accuracy of computer solutions.This volume can be divided into two parts. In the first part a general presentation of the boundary collocation approach and its numerous variants is enclosed. In the second part the method is applied to many different engineering problems, showing its properties, accuracy and convergence. Both evident advantages and also limitations of the approach are clearly presented. The observations are based mainly on investigations by the authors and their co-operators carried out in the last two decades. The monograph includes figures and tables that present results of numerical examples. A considerable number (above 1000) of papers and monographs concerning the discussed approach are quoted. They are listed separately in each chapter, which makes the literature survey easier to use.
Nigeria's political and macroeconomic development is examined to provide better understanding of the intricacies of revenue collection and allocation. The author peruses the constitutional responsibilities of various tiers of government to expose its expenditure profile, which reveals lopsided revenue allocation formulae. He proceeds to examine the various ways in which Nigeria may allocate revenue more equitably, which he considers key to the project of attaining stable democracy after decades of military rule.
This book collects innovative research presented at the 17th Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE) on Geographic Information Science, held in 2014 in Castellon, Spain. The scientific papers cover a variety of fundamental research topics as well as applied research in Geospatial Information Science, including measuring spatiotemporal phenomena, crowdsourcing and VGI, geosensor networks, indoor navigation, spatiotemporal analysis, modeling and visualization, spatiotemporal decision support, digital earth and spatial information infrastructures. The book is intended for researchers, practitioners, and students working in various fields and disciplines related to Geospatial Information Science and technology.
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