Ray Tracing from the Ground Up

This book takes readers through the whole process of building a modern ray tracer from scratch in C++. All concepts and processes are explained in detail with the aid o

Author: Kevin Suffern

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498774703

Category: Computers

Page: 784

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With the increase in computing speed and due to the high quality of the optical effects it achieves, ray tracing is becoming a popular choice for interactive and animated rendering. This book takes readers through the whole process of building a modern ray tracer from scratch in C++. All concepts and processes are explained in detail with the aid o

Tracing Your Trade Craftsman Ancestors

Almost all of us have a tradesman or craftsman Ð a butcher, baker or candlestick maker Ð somewhere in our ancestry, and Ad_le Emm's handbook is the perfect guide to finding out about them Ð about their lives, their work and the world ...

Author: Adele Emm

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823624

Category: Reference

Page: 244

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Almost all of us have a tradesman or craftsman Ð a butcher, baker or candlestick maker Ð somewhere in our ancestry, and Adle Emm's handbook is the perfect guide to finding out about them Ð about their lives, their work and the world they lived in. She introduces the many trades and crafts, looks at their practices and long traditions, and identifies and explains the many sources you can go to in order to discover more about them and their families. ?Chapters cover the guilds, the merchants, shopkeepers, builders, smiths and metalworkers, cordwainers and shoemakers, tailors and dressmakers, coopers, wheelwrights and carriage-makers, and a long list of other trades and crafts. The training and apprenticeships of individuals who worked in these trades and crafts are described, as are their skills and working conditions and the genealogical resources that preserve their history and give an insight into their lives. A chapter covers the general sources that researchers can turn to Ð the National Archives, the census, newspapers, wills, and websites Ð and gives advice on how to use them. ?Adle Emm's introduction will be fascinating reading for anyone who is researching the social or family history of trades and crafts.

Tracing the Autobiographical

JEANNE PERREAULT AND MARLENE KADAR INTRODUCTION TRACING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL: UNLIKELY DOCUMENTS, UNEXPECTED PLACES racing the Autobiographical brings to ...

Author: Marlene Kadar

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889209077

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The essays in Tracing the Autobiographical work with the literatures of several nations to reveal the intersections of broad agendas (for example, national ones) with the personal, the private, and the individual. Attending to ethics, exile, tyranny, and hope, the contributors listen for echoes and murmurs as well as authoritative declarations. They also watch for the appearance of auto/biography in unexpected places, tracing patterns from materials that have been left behind. Many of the essays return to the question of text or traces of text, demonstrating that the language of autobiography, as well as the textualized identities of individual persons, can be traced in multiple media and sometimes unlikely documents, each of which requires close textual examination. These “unlikely documents” include a deportation list, an art exhibit, reality TV, Web sites and chat rooms, architectural spaces, and government memos, as well as the more familiar literary genres—a play, the long poem, or the short story. Interdisciplinary in scope and contemporary in outlook, Tracing the Autobiographical is a welcome addition to autobiography scholarship, focusing on non-traditional genres and on the importance of location and place in life writing. Read the chapter “Gender, Nation, and Self-Narration: Three Generations of Dayan Women in Palestine/Israel” by Bina Freiwald on the Concordia University Library Spectrum Research Repository website.

Process Tracing

This is an applied methods book which seeks to shrink the gap between the broad assertion that 'process tracing is good' and the precise claim 'this is an instance of good process tracing'.

Author: Andrew Bennett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107686377

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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Advances in qualitative methods and recent developments in the philosophy of science have led to an emphasis on explanation via reference to causal mechanisms. This book argues that the method known as process tracing is particularly well suited to developing and assessing theories about such mechanisms. The editors begin by establishing a philosophical basis for process tracing - one that captures mainstream uses while simultaneously being open to applications by interpretive scholars. Equally important, they go on to establish best practices for individual process-tracing accounts - how micro to go, when to start (and stop), and how to deal with the problem of equifinality. The contributors then explore the application of process tracing across a range of subfields and theories in political science. This is an applied methods book which seeks to shrink the gap between the broad assertion that 'process tracing is good' and the precise claim 'this is an instance of good process tracing'.

Ghosts from the Nursery

Presents startling evidence based on new research that connects the increase in teen violence and aggresive behavior to trauma, abuse, and neglect that occurs during the first two years of a child's life. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Author: Robin Karr-Morse

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137340

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 364

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Presents startling evidence based on new research that connects the increase in teen violence and aggresive behavior to trauma, abuse, and neglect that occurs during the first two years of a child's life. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Realistic Ray Tracing Second Edition

Most importantly, the book adds many C++ code segments, and adds new details to provide the reader with a better intuitive understanding of ray tracing algorithms.

Author: Peter Shirley

Publisher: A K Peters, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781568814612

Category: Computers

Page: 235

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Concentrating on the "nuts and bolts" of writing ray tracing programs, this new and revised edition emphasizes practical and implementation issues and takes the reader through all the details needed to write a modern rendering system. Most importantly, the book adds many C++ code segments, and adds new details to provide the reader with a better intuitive understanding of ray tracing algorithms.

A Guide to Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors

Sadly , however , many expert local genealogists died taking the trace with them , their vast store of knowledge undocumented .

Author: Margaret Franklin

Publisher: Flyleaf Press

ISBN: 0953997448

Category: Ireland

Page: 121

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These invaluable guides include church records, civil and land records, censuses, newspapers, commercial directories, school records and others, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect.

Tracing Your Jewish Ancestors

Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors Mark Crail • Tracing Your London Ancestors Jonathan Oates • Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors Anthony Burton ...

Author: Rosemary Wenzerul

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781526712981

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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This fully revised second edition of Rosemary Wenzerul's lively and informative guide to researching Jewish history will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to find out about the life of a Jewish ancestor. In a clear and accessible way she takes readers through the entire process of research. She provides a brief social history of the Jewish presence in Britain and looks at practical issues of research – how to get started, how to organize the work, how to construct a family tree and how to use the information obtained to tell the story of a family. In addition she describes, in practical detail, the many sources that researchers can go to for information on their ancestors, their families and Jewish history.

Tracing Your Twentieth Century Ancestors

Tracing Secret Service Ancestors • Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors • Tracing Your Ancestors • Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837 • Tracing Your ...

Author: Karen Bali

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783831036

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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The recent past is so often neglected when people research their family history, yet it can be one of the most rewarding periods to explore, and so much fascinating evidence is available. The rush of events over the last century and the rapid changes that have taken place in every aspect of life have been dramatic, and the lives of family members of only a generation or two ago may already appear remote. That is why Karen Bali’s informative and accessible guide to investigating your immediate ancestors is essential reading, and a handy reference for anyone who is trying to trace them or discover the background to their lives. In a sequence of concise, fact-filled chapters she looks back over the key events of the twentieth century and identifies the sources that can give researchers an insight into the personal stories of individuals who lived through it. She explains census and civil records, particularly those of the early twentieth century, and advises readers on the best way to get relevant information from directories and registers as well as wills and other personal documents. Chapters also cover newspapers – which often provide personal details and offer a vivid impression of the world of the time – professional and property records and records of migration and naturalization. This practical handbook is rounded off with sections on tracing living relatives and likely future developments in the field.

My Book of Amazing Tracing

"Use this book to help your child build a firm foundation for writing letters and numbers"--Cover.

Author: Kumon Publishing

Publisher: Kumon Pub North America Limited

ISBN: 1935800434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

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The exciting follow-up to Kumon's innovative My First Book of Tracing. Using the proven Kumon method, this workbook will help children's pencil-control skills and build a firm foundation for writing letters and numbers. Accurately using a pencil can be a frustrating task for a child, but Kumon's simple and fun exercises provide children with the ideal preparation for writing. Children will love to trace with this feel-good workbook.

Distributed Tracing in Practice

There's just one problem: distributed tracing can be hard. But it doesn't have to be. With this practical guide, you'll learn what distributed tracing is and how to use it to understand the performance and operation of your software.

Author: Austin Parker

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 1492056634

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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Most applications today are distributed in some fashion. Monitoring the health and performance of these distributed architectures requires a new approach. Enter distributed tracing, a method of profiling and monitoring applications--especially those that use microservice architectures. There's just one problem: distributed tracing can be hard. But it doesn't have to be. With this practical guide, you'll learn what distributed tracing is and how to use it to understand the performance and operation of your software. Key players at LightStep walk you through instrumenting your code for tracing, collecting the data that your instrumentation produces, and turning it into useful, operational insights. If you want to start implementing distributed tracing, this book tells you what you need to know. You'll learn: The pieces of a distributed tracing deployment: Instrumentation, data collection, and delivering value Best practices for instrumentation (the methods for generating trace data from your service) How to deal with or avoid overhead, costs, and sampling How to work with spans (the building blocks of request-based distributed traces) and choose span characteristics that lead to valuable traces Where distributed tracing is headed in the future

Tracing Your First World War Ancestors Second Edition

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Gallipoli Campaign Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: Ypres Tracing Your ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword Family History

ISBN: 9781399000406

Category: Reference

Page: 152

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The First World War was perhaps the most traumatic event of the Twentieth Century. Millions of men, women and children were affected by it. And it still has a resonance today more than a hundred years after the Armistice. This guide offers a simple, yet comprehensive, guide to researching the men and women from Britain - and its dominions and colonies - who took part in the First World War either at the front or at home It is an accessible, up-to-date and expert introduction to get you on your way and to answer those questions you might come across during your researches. In a straightforward, easy-to-follow style the book introduces readers to the multitude of sources they can use to explore the history of the First World War for themselves. In a series of short, instructive chapters the book takes the reader through the process of researching ancestors who served during the First World War providing short cuts and background information as required. The book covers the key sources, including the National Archives and the many online sites that researchers can turn to. It also covers records of casualties, munitions workers, conscientious objectors and service personnel from the British Dominions.

Tracing Mobility and Identity

Social dynamics and gender roles in the Bronze Age of Italy 3 Gender and
mobility 3 Food and identity 4 Diet in economy, society and identity 5 Tracing
mobility archaeologically. Food to go 6 Trace element analysis, diet, and mobility:
are we ...

Author: Mary Anne Tafuri

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015060992677

Category: History

Page: 79

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This volume presents an analysis of the human remains found in the Middle Bronze Age cemetery of Sant' Abbdondio , Pompeii. More specifically, Mary Anne Tafuri applies ICP-MS trace element analysis to the human bone and teeth from the cemetery in an attempt to reconstruct the social dynamics of the group.

Mixed mode Oblique Ionograms a Computer Ray tracing Interpretation

Fortunately , computer ray - tracing techniques had already been developed at
Stanford by Dr . T . A . Croft . These techniques had been applied to the tracing of
rays through model ionospheres . From these ray tracings , oblique ionograms ...

Author: Stanford University Stanford Electronics Laboratories. Radioscience Laboratory

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105046377656

Category: Electronic data processing

Page: 89

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Twenty-four hour high-resolution FMCW soundings taken over an East-West 1900-km forward-propagation path show unexpectedly complex mode structure near sunset. Because of the presence of 1- and 2-hop sporadic-E modes, it was suggested that multiple reflections from sporadic-E and F-layers--such as 'M' and 'N' modes--accounted for much of the unexplained structure. This work represents an attempt to see how well these 'mixed' modes can be understood by employing computer ray-tracing procedures developed by Dr. T.A. Croft. A simple beta-Chapman layer, with its parameters adjusted to give synthetic ionograms that matched the experimental 1- and 2-hop F-layer modes, proved to be an adequate model for the F-layer profile over the path. Reference to the calibrated experimental ionograms yielded values for the sporadic-E reflection heights for each time of day. Assuming no horizontal tilts in layer density and ignoring the earth's magnetic field, synthetic ionograms involving multiple F-layer and sporadic-E reflections were then computed. The model-experiment comparisons show that surprisingly accurate estimations of both 1- and 2-hop and mixed modes are possible, using only relatively simple computational procedures. Although similar work has been done in this area, the present study is novel in its use of calibrated oblique ionograms for model derivation. The work should lead to a better understanding of both HF forward and backscatter propagation studies which are plagued with multiple, interlayer propagation modes. (Author).

Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors

Birth, Marriage and Death Records David Annal and Audrey Collins Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors Marie-Louise Backhurst Tracing Your Yorkshire ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834651

Category: Reference

Page: 266

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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

Tracing Your Female Ancestors

Tracing Your Criminal Ancestors • Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors • Tracing Your East End Ancestors • Tracing Your Edinburgh Ancestors • Tracing Your ...

Author: Adéle Emm

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526730145

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Everyone has a mother and a line of female ancestors and often their paths through life are hard to trace. That is why this detailed, accessible handbook is of such value, for it explores the lives of female ancestors from the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the beginning of the First World War. In 1815 a woman was the chattel of her husband; by 1914, when the menfolk were embarking on one of the most disastrous wars ever known, the women at home were taking on jobs and responsibilities never before imagined. Adèle Emm’s work is the ideal introduction to the role of women during this period of dramatic social change. Chapters cover the quintessential experiences of birth, marriage and death, a woman’s working and daily life both middle and working class, through to crime and punishment, the acquisition of an education and the fight for equality. Each chapter gives advice on where further resources, archives, wills, newspapers and websites can be found, with plentiful common sense advice on how to use them.