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Recent documents in Scholarship @ Claremonten-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 01:39:44 PDT3600"Beyond the Score: Music as Performance" by Nicholas Cook
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol20/iss1/1
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/ppr/vol20/iss1/1Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:39:42 PDT
Aron Edidin discusses Nicholas Cook's 2013 work.
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Aron EdidinBook reviewMusic reviewsMusic-Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)-HistoryMusic-AmericaMusicologyPerformance practice (Music)Performance practice (Music)-History-20th centuryPianoPiano-PerformanceRecordings (musical)Umdenken: von der Natur lernen (Rethinking: Learning from Nature): Some personal thoughts on the Goethe Institute traveling exhibition
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pomona_fac_pub/401
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pomona_fac_pub/401Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:35:59 PDTHans J. RindisbacherRichard Brautigan: Youth Fishing in America
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/132
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/132Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:20:21 PDT
Richard Brautigan is an epiphenomenon in American literature. He seems to represent some sort of insubstantial alternative. While the academy of letters reads Beckett, Borges, and Nabokov, the kids read Brautigan...His appeal consists primarily in an irrepressible optimism (probably the brand of a woodsy Pacific Northwest background), a style flashing with artifice, and a total disregard for effete university culture. Mr. Brautigan is not himself the product of American higher education or of much formal training of any kind. Furthermore, his fund of simplicity and optimism is a relief for some from the profound despair of writers like Beckett. To complete the picture, I need only add that his flashy technique, in reality concealing a great deal of carelessness, on first reading must strike some readers as more exciting than the whittled style and carefully constructed works of Borges.
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Cheryl WalkerThe Energy of Fear in Henry James
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/131
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/131Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:58:40 PDT
Henry James is for many reasons an oddity among great writers. Proust, Tolstoy, Faulkner all had their touch of tonic iniquity and produced high and delicate art. The odd example of James is not that he could be high and delicate, which came naturally to him, but that he could be vulgar with so little personal acquaintance with vulgarity. It's true that his treatment of subjects was nothing if not refined, but this scrimshaw craftsmanship should not prevent us from recognizing the coarse beast that provided the material. Thus, James's later books are filled with mercenary motives, salacious intrigues, and violent, vindictive images. How are we to reconcile all this with the innocuous character of Henry James?
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Cheryl WalkerLove/Work: Exegesis and Poem
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/130
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/130Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:27:43 PDT
In analyzing what seemed to me the two great endeavors of human life, love and work, I have tried to provide a framework for the understanding of consciousness through the progression of the four tropes of metaphor, metonymy, synedoche, and irony, as well as the four literary stages of romance, tragedy, comedy, and irony.
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Cheryl WalkerAnne Bradstreet: A Woman Poet
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/129
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/129Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:59:18 PDTCheryl WalkerAnne Bradstreet c. 1612-1672
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/128
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/128Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:34:25 PDT
Anne Bradstreet was a Puritan, an American, a woman, and a poet—four facts that greatly affect the way we read her work. As the Puritan struggled with her worldliness, the American took a lively interest in the contemporary scene; as the woman argued against the aspersions cast upon her sex, the poet transcended them and made her craft her glory. There can be no doubt that the tension generated by these conflicting roles is present in her work. But one should not overvalue the tension at the expense of acknowledging that her best poetry achieves at least a literary resolution of the conflict. As a Puritan, American, woman poet, Anne Bradstreet remains one of the two most interesting seventeenth-century verse writers in America. It is not surprising, therefore, that her successor Edward Taylor is said to have kept only one book of poetry in his library: hers.
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Cheryl WalkerMy Years with Adrienne Rich
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/127
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/127Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:16:49 PDT
Adrienne Rich, whose passing in late March of this 2012 was noted in a previous issue of Scripps Magazine, came to Brandeis University on a one-year creative writing fellowship in 1972, just as I was finishing my dissertation on American women poets. Though I was in awe of this well-published and much-admired personage, I got up the courage to ask her if she would be one of my readers, and she agreed. Thus began one of the most significant passages of my life. Rich worked over my puerile prose, challenged every facile statement I made, and became not just a “reader” but a mentor and a friend.
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Cheryl WalkerIn the Margin: Images of Women in Early Puritan Poetry
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/126
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/scripps_fac_pub/126Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:52:09 PDT
From the introduction to the volume:

Cheryl Walker's "In the Margin: The Image of Women in Early Puritan Poetry" argues that Puritan women were regularly ignored, de-personalized, or minimalized out of the male, public poets' heroizing of the errands into the wilderness.

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Cheryl WalkerDie Energiewende
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pitzer_fac_pub/147
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pitzer_fac_pub/147Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:46:39 PDTAndre WakefieldTeaching an Online Sophomore-Level Differential Equations Course with Mathematica Supplements
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol11/iss1/1
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol11/iss1/1Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:45:28 PDT
I have had the experience of developing and teaching a number of sections of online sophomore-level differential equations courses for the past eight years. This article is an attempt to recall my methods, the ideas and philosophies that guided me, give an informal summary of student achievement and course evaluations, and describe my creation and use of interactive Mathematica supplements in the course. Four of the supplements that I created with Mathematica are available in the online appendix to this article.
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William M. KinneyTeaching Differential Equations with Graphics and without Linear Algebra
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/3
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/3Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:25:33 PDT
We present our approach to teaching the Method of Eigenvectors to solve linear systems of ODEs without assuming a prerequisite course in Linear Algebra. Rather we depend heavily on a graphical approach to systems in two dimensions to motivate the eigenvalue equation.
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Nishu Lal et al.A Field Guide to Programming: A Tutorial for Learning Programming and Population Models
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/2
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/2Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:25:30 PDT
Programming skills and concepts are best taught within an applied framework in the students' discipline. However, many tutorials teach the skills and concepts, but alienate the applications and usefulness. We have produced a Field Guide to Programming, a tutorial that uses the discrete time population growth model as a concrete example to introduce and explain programming concepts. We equate our Field Guide to the beginning chapters of any naturalist's field guide, where the use of the guide is explained. This Field Guide covers a range of topics from simple mathematical expressions and assigning variables to functions and solvers for ordinary differential equations. We wrote and have used this Field Guide individually for self learners, as introductory and supplementary material for courses, as the outline for workshops, and a guide for multiple hands-on recitations within a course. After working through this Field Guide either alone or in a workshop setting, students will have the conceptual background to begin to use programming as a problem-solving tool and the terminology to begin to read programming-specific tutorials. We have included two versions of the tutorial: one for use with MATLAB and tested for compatibility with Octave and one for use with the R programming language. We have also included script files of the code from this Field Guide.
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Christopher Stieha et al.Modeling the Effects of Avian Flu (H5N1) Vaccination Strategies on Poultry
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/1
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/1Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:25:27 PDT
The work in this article addresses a problem posed by Dr. Maria Salvato to the CODEE community. The task was to model costs associated with varying vaccination strategies for the Avian Flu virus (H5N1) on chicken populations. The vaccination strategies proposed included vaccination varying proportions of the flock with live virus vaccine, dead virus vaccine, and no vaccination. This article encompasses the construction of a model for the problem using a modification to the SIER model and the subsequent analysis of that model. The analysis of the model revealed the most cost effective vaccination strategy to be vaccination of half the flock with dead virus vaccine.
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Cooper J. Galvin et al.Integrating Factors and Repeated Roots of the Characteristic Equation
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/13
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/13Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:30 PDT
Most texts on elementary differential equations solve homogeneous constant coefficient linear equations by introducing the characteristic equation; once the roots of the characteristic equation are known the solutions to the differential equation follow immediately, unless there is a repeated root. In this paper we show how an integrating factor can be used to find all of the solutions in the case of a repeated root without depending on an assumption about the form that these solutions will take. We also show how an integrating factor can be used to explain the "extra" power of t which appears in the trial form of the solution when using the method of undetermined coefficients on a nonhomogeneous equation in the case where the right hand side is a polynomial multiple of the corresponding homogeneous solution.
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Howard Dwyer et al.A Simple Charged Three-Body Problem
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/12
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/12Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:27 PDT
The dynamics of a simple model of three charged bodies interacting under an inverse square electrostatic force is presented. The model may be viewed as an alternative to the pendulum, the standard model of a periodically forced and damped nonlinear oscillator.
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Jaie Woodard et al.Linear Operators and the General Solution of Elementary Linear Ordinary Differential Equations
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/11
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/11Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:25 PDT
We make use of linear operators to derive the formulae for the general solution of elementary linear scalar ordinary differential equations of order n. The key lies in the factorization of the linear operators in terms of first-order operators. These first-order operators are then integrated by applying their corresponding integral operators. This leads to the solution formulae for both homogeneous- and nonhomogeneous linear differential equations in a natural way without the need for any ansatz (or "educated guess"). For second-order linear equations with nonconstant coefficients, the condition of the factorization is given in terms of Riccati equations.
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Norbert EulerDelay-Differential Equations with Constant Lags
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/10
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/10Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:22 PDT
This article concerns delay-differential equations (DDEs) with constant lags. DDEs increasingly are being used to model various phenomena in mathematics and the physical sciences. For such equations the value of the derivative at any time depends on the solution at a previous "lagged" time. Although solving DDEs is similar in some respects to solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs), it differs in some rather significant ways. These differences are discussed briefly. The effect the differences can have on systems of ODEs and DDEs is illustrated. Popular approaches used in the development of numerical methods for solving DDEs are described. Available Matlab DDE solvers and a Fortran 90 solver based on these approaches are mentioned. Finally, some pointers to further resources available to interested readers are given.
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Lawrence Shampine et al.Evolution of the Modern ODE Course
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/9
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/9Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:19 PDT
The rapid development of technology in the latter part of the twentieth century has revolutionized the teaching of differential equations. In this paper we will try to trace the evolution of this important change. We tried to include the most important efforts in this regard, but we apologize in advance if some efforts have slipped our attention.
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Beverly West et al.Understanding Differential Equations Using Mathematica and Interactive Demonstrations
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/8
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/8Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:10:16 PDT
The solution of differential equations using the software package Mathematica is discussed in this paper. We focus on two functions, DSolve and NDSolve, and give various examples of how one can obtain symbolic or numerical results using these functions. An overview of the Wolfram Demonstrations Project (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com) is given, along with various novel user-contributed examples in the field of differential equations. The use of these Demonstrations in a classroom setting is elaborated upon to emphasize their significance for education.
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Paritosh Mokhasi et al.