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The Multiplicity Of Steady-State Solutions Arising From Microwave Heating. I. Infinite Biot Number And Small Penetration Depth, Mark Nelson, G C. Wake, X D. Chen, E Balakrishnan Jan 2001

The Multiplicity Of Steady-State Solutions Arising From Microwave Heating. I. Infinite Biot Number And Small Penetration Depth, Mark Nelson, G C. Wake, X D. Chen, E Balakrishnan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Microwave heating of porous solid materials has received considerable attention in recent years because of its widespread use in industry. In this study, the microwave power absorption term is modelled as the product of an exponential temperature function with a function that decays exponentially with distance. The latter describes the penetration of the material by the microwaves. We investigate the phenomena of multiplicity in class A geometries, paying particular attention to how the penetration function effects the behaviour of the system. We explain why the phase-plane techniques which have been used in the case when the penetration term is constant ...


The Hidden Whiteness Of Australian Law: A Case Study, Janet Ransley, Elena Marchetti Jan 2001

The Hidden Whiteness Of Australian Law: A Case Study, Janet Ransley, Elena Marchetti

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Indigenous people face procedural barriers in bringing actions in the Australian legal system, such as the need to frame their claims within Western cultural constructs of individual actions and economic loss, and to transform their stories into the written evidence privileged by courts. But an even greater barrier is the hidden Whiteness of Australian courts, which places Indigenous people as the 'Other' who must either change their claims to conform with 'our' requirements, or be rejected. The case study explored in this article shows how this Whiteness exhibits itself in procedural requirements; in its racialising of Indigenous people, their claims ...


A Dynamical Systems Model Of The Limiting Oxygen Index Test, Mark Nelson, H S. Sidhu, R O. Weber, G N. Mercer Jan 2001

A Dynamical Systems Model Of The Limiting Oxygen Index Test, Mark Nelson, H S. Sidhu, R O. Weber, G N. Mercer

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Oxygen index methods have been widely used to measure the flammability of polymeric materials and to investigate the effectiveness of fire-retardants. Using a dynamical systems framework we show how a limiting oxygen index can be identified with an appropriate bifurcation. The effectiveness of fire-retardants in changing the limiting oxygen index is calculated by unfolding the bifurcation point with a suitable non-dimensionalised variable, which depends upon the mode of action of the additive. In order to use this procedure it is essential the model is non-dimensionalised so as to retain the variables of interest as distinct continuation parameters.


El Garrote Filantropico: Seguridad Publica Y Derechos Humanos En La Jurisprudencia De La Corte, Luis Gomez Romero Jan 2001

El Garrote Filantropico: Seguridad Publica Y Derechos Humanos En La Jurisprudencia De La Corte, Luis Gomez Romero

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Tirania ineludible del tiempo: siu que podamos definir con precision en que consiste, jamas deja de fiuir. Han pasada muchas lunas -dirian quienes precedieron nuestros pasos por estas tierras americanas- desde que la plnma sin par de Octavia paz defiuiera aI Estado del siglo XX como un ogro jilantropico. "Autor de todos los prodigios, crimenes, maravillas y calamidades de los Ultimas 70 anos", escribio Paz en ellejano ana de 1978, "el Estado -no el proletariado ui la burguesia- ha sido y es el personaje de nuestro siglo. Su realidad es enorme. Lo es tanto que parece irreal: esta en todas ...


Engendering Scientific Pursuits: Australian Women And Science, 1880-1960, Jane L. Carey Jan 2001

Engendering Scientific Pursuits: Australian Women And Science, 1880-1960, Jane L. Carey

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Science is generally perceived as one of the most strongly gendered spheres within modern society. The perceived 'masculine' construction of scientific practice has been the focus of numerous overseas studies of women's historic absence from science. However, the experiences of Australian women scientists, in many ways, stand in stark contrast to this construction. Existing historical accounts of Australian science reveal little about women's participation in the field. It is perhaps surprising to find that, during the first half of this century, women were in fact studying science in quite high numbers. Indeed, few seem to have felt they ...


Surveying The Promised Land: Elizabeth Jolley’S Milk And Honey, Dorothy L. Jones Jan 2001

Surveying The Promised Land: Elizabeth Jolley’S Milk And Honey, Dorothy L. Jones

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Bible proved a significant resource for European imperialism both in aiding colonisers to impose their own culture on those they conquered and in justifying their annexation and administration of other peoples' territory. Metaphors drawn from biblical accounts of the garden of Eden and the promised land offering a new home to Jews who had been held captive in Egypt were mobilised in relation to European colonisation. In the biblical context, these motifs emphasised God's cherishing or protection of chosen people to the exclusion of all others and so could be used to justify many forms of containment and ...


Randolph Hughes And Alan Chisholm: Romanticism, Classicism And Fascism, Gregory Melleuish Jan 2001

Randolph Hughes And Alan Chisholm: Romanticism, Classicism And Fascism, Gregory Melleuish

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

During the 1930s Alan Chisholm and Randolph Hughes were located at the antipodes from each other, even as they shared many of the same aesthetic and political preoccupations. Hughes was an academic at King's College, London until he resigned his post and sought a living from his writings; Chisholm taught French at the University of Melbourne, rising eventually to the rank of professor. Separated by thousands of miles, they corresponded regularly, exchanging letters covering aesthetic, literary and political topics, as they bemoaned the state of the world around them. Outlooks were shared at a variety of levels. Both were ...


Out On The Global Stage: Authenticity, Interpretation And Orientalism In Japanese Coming Out Narratives, Mark Mclelland Jan 2001

Out On The Global Stage: Authenticity, Interpretation And Orientalism In Japanese Coming Out Narratives, Mark Mclelland

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In recent years in Anglophone countries and the societies of northern Europe, the 'coming out' narrative has emerged as the primary genre through which individuals who identify as lesbian and gay narrate their lives. Through the wide reach of western gay print media and also sites on the Internet, this discourse is also gaining ground in societies where 'sexuality' has not traditionally been a privileged site of 'identity.' In the 1990s, Japan, like other societies in Asia, underwent a 'gay boom' in which new, primarily western terminology, began to be deployed in an attempt to describe and speak for previously ...


Syntax Before Semantics, Structure Before Content (Book Review Of Carstairs-Mccarthy On Language-Origins), Daniel Hutto Jan 2001

Syntax Before Semantics, Structure Before Content (Book Review Of Carstairs-Mccarthy On Language-Origins), Daniel Hutto

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Carstairs-McCarthy's book sets out a bold proposal that constitutes an exciting challenge to the idea that the development of modern syntax was driven by the contentful divisions of language. Instead he posits a physiological cause in order to explain why the core aspects of modern syntax are as they are. It is a great virtue of the book that it carefully reviews a vast interdisciplinary literature encompassing biology, anthropology, neuroscience and the study of apes to support this startling hypothesis. Moreover, the author does a good job of raising doubts about the handful of views that would otherwise contradict ...


Clashing Things, Marett Leiboff Jan 2001

Clashing Things, Marett Leiboff

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Law has an ambivalent relationship with artistic and cultural material, for the artistic is malleable and unstable. Law assumes and prefers the stable and reliable, and the closed, and distrusts the vagaries that typify the artistic. Law likes to keep its distance from the artistic, though it is happy to be its judge, and to have its own views on art. It then firmly intrudes into the artistic, especially where rogue aspects of art and culture operate. While law is unable to trust its judgment about the artistic and cultural, it will still make art experts and institution subject to ...