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Quantum character varieties and braided module categories

We compute quantum character varieties of arbitrary closed surfaces with boundaries and marked points. These are categorical invariants \(\int _S{\mathcal {A}}\) of a surface S, determined by the choice of a braided tensor category \({\mathcal {A}}\), and computed via factorization homology. We identify the algebraic data governing marked points and boundary components with the...

Desenvolvimento das culturas de soja, milho e trigo cultivadas em áreas infestadas com o nematoide Tubixaba tuxaua no Oeste do Paraná

The aim of this work was to study the damage caused by Tubixaba tuxaua on soybean, corn and wheat crops, grown in Western Paraná, Brazil. Field experiments were carried out in four rural areas localized in the counties of Marechal Cândido Rondon and Quatro Pontes. The experimental design was completely randomized with two treatments, pieces of land established within spots...

O efeito do estresse na qualidade de vida de idosos: o papel moderador do sentido de vida

The main objective of this study has been to know if the relationship between stress and elderly quality of life can be moderated by the meaning in life. Two hundred and ten participants with mean age of seventy four years old, most of them female (68.58%) took part in the study. The participants answered the following instruments: Mini Mental State Exam, Stressing Events...

O papel de intervenções específicas na compreensão da criança sobre proporção

This study examines the possibility that children can learn how to make proportional judgements by using the 'half' strategy in a systematic way, and also to transfer its application to another proportional task which proved to be a difficult one. The experimental design consisted of a pre-test, a post-test, and a training procedure. One hundred and eighty children aged 6 to 8...

A unified regularization theory: the maximum non-extensive entropy principle

Tsallis' non-extensive entropy is used as a regularization operator. The parameter ''q'' (non-extensivity parameter) has a central role in the Tsallis' thermostatiscs formalism. Here, several values of q are investigated in inverse problems, using q < 1 and q > 1. Two standard regularization techniques are recovered for special q-values: (i) q = 2 is the well known Tikhonov...

Modelling perception-action coupling in the phenomenological experience of “hitting the wall” during long-distance running with exercise induced muscle damage in highly trained runners

Background“Hitting the wall” (HTW) can be understood as a psychophysiological stress process characterised by (A) discrete and poignant onset, (B) dynamic interplay between physiological, affective, motivational, cognitive, and behavioural systems, and (C) unintended alteration of pace and performance. A preceding companion article investigated the psychophysiological responses...

Entropy-based approach to missing-links prediction

Link-prediction is an active research field within network theory, aiming at uncovering missing connections or predicting the emergence of future relationships from the observed network structure. This paper represents our contribution to the stream of research concerning missing links prediction. Here, we propose an entropy-based method to predict a given percentage of missing...

Leaf area and growth of Chilean radiata pine plantations after thinning across a water stress gradient

BackgroundPinus radiata D.Don has been established in a wide range of soils and climatic conditions, showing high variability in both leaf area and volume productivity. Previous research has shown that plantation yield is affected by water availability, but the majority of this work has been done in unthinned stands and provided little insight on the effect of water availability...

Open networks from within: input or output betweenness centrality of nodes in directed networks

New betweenness centralities of nodes in a directed network are proposed based on the idea that nodes in a network are processes rather than things. They are called input and output betweenness centralities. They measure importance of nodes as input and output for gluing arcs together as interface between processes, respectively. We demonstrate their use and discuss their meaning...

Design and implementation of wireless multimedia sensor network node based on FPGA and binocular vision

According to the actual demand of the wireless sensor network for multimedia information acquisition, the new multimedia wireless sensor node is designed and implemented with FPGA as the core and Zigbee wireless communication. On the multimedia nodes, sensors such as binocular camera and accelerometer are configured to realize real-time perception and acquisition of environmental...

Adaptive reconstruction for azimuth signal of multichannel HRWS SAR imaging system

The reconstruction of azimuth signal in multichannel synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for high-resolution and wide-swath (HRWS) imaging requires exact steering vectors. The information of ambiguities and system parameters are used to create the steering vectors. The knowledge of ambiguities involves ambiguity number and index; the system parameters include the pulse repetition...

Biomass and root attributes of eight of New Zealand’s most common indigenous evergreen conifer and broadleaved forest species during the first 5 years of establishment

BackgroundTree allometric equations are critical tools for determining tree volume, biomass and carbon stocks. However, there is a lack of species-specific biomass equations for juvenile trees of many of New Zealand’s indigenous species. The aim of this study was to provide allometric equations for total above- and below-ground biomass and total root biomass and length for eight...

Designing bike networks using the concept of network clusters

In this paper, a novel method is proposed for designing a bike network in urban areas. Based on the number of taxi trips within an urban area, a weighted network is abstracted. In this network, nodes are the origins and destinations of taxi trips and the number of trips among them is abstracted as link weights. Data is extracted from the Taxi smart card system of a real city...

Multi-objective virtual network embedding algorithm based on Q-learning and curiosity-driven

Network virtualization is a vital technology that helps overcome shortcomings such as network ossification of the current Internet architecture. However, virtual network embedding (VNE) involving the allocation of resources for heterogeneous virtual network requests (VNRs) on the substrate network (SN) is considered as NP-hard problem. VNE process may involve conflicting...

Discovery of nano-sized gold particles in natural plant tissues

Biological effects of nanoparticles have attracted widespread attention. However, the interaction between plants and nanoparticles remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics of nano-sized metal particles in two representative plant species, Erigeron canadensis and Boehmeria nivea, in the Guangdong Province, China. The stems of the plants were...

The cost calculation method of construction 3D printing aligned with internet of things

It is controversial that the cost of construction 3D printing is lower than the conventional construction in academic field. The reason is that some scholars have confused attributes between construction 3D printing and traditional construction. The cost calculation of construction 3D printing cannot follow the rules in conventional construction because construction 3D printing...

Locally optimal detector design in impulsive noise with unknown distribution

This paper designs the locally optimal detector (LOD) in additive white impulsive noise with unknown distribution. Unlike traditional LODs derived from a known or approximated noise probability density function (PDF), the LOD proposed in this paper is achieved by designing the zero-memory non-linearity (ZMNL) function based on real data. After the PDF estimation in a...