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Author: D. G. Stechert
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: problems, optimization, trajectory, variations, calculus
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A presentation of the methodology required in the use of the calculus of variations and its application to a number of trajectory problems. The Memorandum explains the close relationship between the ballistic perturbation theory and the calculus of variations. The perturbation theory is then applied to the case of the trajectory in a constant gravity field.......
Author: Diane J. Macunovich
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Keywords: female, wage, fertility, effect, income, factor, variations, missing
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Much has been made of relative earnings and their trends in the post-war U.S.: female vs. male, young vs. old. In this paper, new data are presented on recent trends in these figures, and are then put together in a model which combines both the Easterlin 'relative income' theory and the New Home Economics 'price of time' theory to explain U.S. fertility trends, female enrollment and female labor f......
Author: Nicelma J. King
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Keywords: inner, city, blues, theme, variations, revenue, sharing, federal
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Examines the probable impact of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 on the black community.Revenue sharing appears to spell the death of Federal domestic aid programs.The Act and its accompanying [Revenue Sharing Regulations] lack clear, specific, detailed antidiscrimination requirements and teeth for obtaining compliance.The vagueness of the antidiscrimination provisions contrasts w......
Author: Robert E. Bickner
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Keywords: air, transport, challenge, variations, density, cargo
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Condensed version of a 1955 study (RM1380) of means of improving the efficiency of airlift operations.The author deals with:(1) the significance of cargo densities in the various phases of airlift operations; (2) the mistakes resulting from the assumption that densities are constant; and (3) the methods by which cargo densities can be appropriately considered.......
ISBN: 0833019090, 9780833019097
Authors: Robert H. Brook, Kathleen N. Lohr
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Keywords: crossing, research, boundary, quality, effectiveness, variations, efficacy
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This Note considers future directions for health care quality assessment research and the uses to which its products should be put. Health services research can profitably be focused on issues of efficacy, effectiveness, variations in use, or quality of care. The authors argue, however, that future important issues require that information from all these areas be integrated into a "macro" model th......
ISBN: 0833034243, 9780833034243
Authors: Richard Hundley, Robert H. Anderson, Tora K. Bikson, C. Richard Neu
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Keywords: themes, regional, variations, recurring, revolution, course, information, global
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Advances in information technology are heavily influencing ways in which business, society, and government work and function throughout the globe, bringing many changes to everyday life, in a process commonly termed the "information revolution." This book paints a picture of the state of the information revolution today-in its technological, business and financial, governmental, and social and cul......
ISBN: 0833017594, 9780833017598
Authors: Rolla Edward Park, Robert H. Brook, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Joan Keesey, Lisa V. Rubenstein, Emmett B. Keeler, Katherine L. Kahn, William H. Rogers, Mark R. Chassin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: severity, illness, quality, care, randomness, rates, variations, hospital, death, explaining
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The authors used administrative (Part A Medicare) data to identify a representative sample of 1,126 patients with congestive heart failure and 1,150 with acute myocardial infarction in hospitals with significant unexpectedly high inpatient, age-sex-race-disease-specific death rates ("targeted") vs. all other ("untargeted") hospitals in four states. Although death rates in targeted hospitals were 5......
ISBN: 0833019104, 9780833019103
Authors: Robert H. Brook, Kathleen N. Lohr, Mark R. Chassin, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Arlene Fink, David Solomon
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Keywords: significance, clinical, services, variations, geographic
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This Note presents speculation on how the medical community might determine whether more medical care is better medical care by collecting information about the indications and outcomes of medical procedures and services. In particular, it aims to motivate the private practitioner, medical educator, and clinical researcher to search more forcefully and more diligently for the clinical knowledge th......
Authors: Steven Haider, Robert T. Reville, Anne R. Pebley
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Keywords: county, eve, welfare, reform, angeles, los, variations, social, services, geographic
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In the wake of welfare reform, access to nongovernmental resources has become increasingly important for the poor. This report examines geographic variation in the location of governmental and nongovernmental social services in Los Angeles County.......
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