Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing your thesis? Are you concerned that your PhD will take over your life? This much-needed text will help you to develop the writing skills you need to succeed at every stage of your research. It covers core topics such as: • developing a research topic through writing• exploring key concepts through writing• building a structured chapter framework• completing a first draft• writing clearly, coherently and in an appropriate academic style Each chapter features insights from researchers along with tasks and self-evaluation exercises to help you develop your own strategies for success. Invaluable to thesis writers from a range of disciplines, The PhD Writing Handbook will help you to think more clearly and communicate more effectively with your readers.
This book contains scientific research from the doctoral thesis “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management” written by Assoc. Prof. PhD Amelia Bucur, thesis that was realized under the scientific coordination of Prof. PhD Eng. DHC Constantin Oprean. Moreover, the book contains new unique aspects and aspects published by the authors in papers or works presented at conferences. The book also presents a result of the research activity done within the project of post-doctoral research “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management by modeling and simulation”, however, it may also be bibliographic material for courses of “Operational research”.
This book describes the results of a continuous author effort to collect, preserve, conserve and utilize the Egyptian melon genetic resources started from 1993 up to now. Chapter 2 and 3 are a pre- PhD studies, meanwhile Chapter4 is my PhD Thesis. However chapter 5, 6 and 7 are considering a post- PhD studies. Generally the book material comes out from extracting PhD Thesis plus 10 published papers, published from 1998 up to 2011. Students, researchers and breeders could find very valuable information about Egyptian melon gene resources and other melon botanical varieties. Melon reactions against different races (0, 1, 2, 1,2y) of fusarium wilt pathogen are found in Chapter 2 of the book. However the genetic behaviour of field tolerance to gummy stem blight symptoms "sudden wilt" during the fruit maturity period based on Line X Tester analysis is found in chapter 7. Moreover valuable information about melon conventional breeding techniques(inbreeding, selection, crossing, field performance and off spring commercial evaluation) are presented in Chapter 3, 4 and 4. In addition valuable information about Egyptian consumers' preference of melon fruit are presented in chapter 5 and 6.
Accurate analysis of fracture is of vital importance yet methods for effective 3D calculations are currently unsatisfactory. In this book, novel numerical techniques are developed which solve many of these problems. At the start of the book, various issues relating to the meshless methods in general are dealt with although the vision is always on the 3D fracture modelling. Studies are presented concerning the solution accuracy, error control, modified weak forms and implementation. In the latter part, a simple and efficient numerical framework is developed to overcome the difficulties in current 3D fracture modelling. One major focus is the innovative use of level sets in 3D fracture modelling with the meshless methods which has been explored in a number of different ways. Difficulties related to accurate jump enrichment in the meshless methods and advancement of level sets are highlighted and solved by the developed methods. The work presented is applicable to the fracture modelling of engineering materials such as steel, concrete and rock. The book is adopted from the author's PhD thesis awarded with Zienkiewicz prize for the best PhD thesis in computational mechanics in 2010.
From Dr. Jeffry Larson– the author of the best-selling Should We Stay Together? that was featured on the Today Show– comes a must-have book for couples in a long-term relationship. All serious couples reach a point where they feel frustrated, stuck, bored, disillusioned, and misunderstood. But now, drawing on over fifty years of research in marital and family relationships, Dr. Larson provides helpful and easy-to-use quizzes, self-tests, and personal assessments that reveal why you're feeling this way, explain the underlying issues, and provide solutions to specific issues and problems. Throughout this practical book, Dr. Larson highlights strengths and weaknesses, and focuses on goals for improvement.