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Any measurement of poverty must specify a threshold and what this represents. Is it possible to avoid arbitrariness in the determination of these thresholds? Or are they totally subjective and depend on the observers values, prejudices and preferences? Or is poverty a real condition [...]

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The current social and cultural environment requires museums to adopt new models of management that include the need to communicate effectively with diverse publics considered important for the development of their activity. The aim of this paper is assess the coherence between the [...]

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Specific computer programs for identification in modal analysis of structures are not economical, and they may not always be available. This paper presents a technique for simple optimization, getting fast and quality results, in the estimation of the damping ratios for each separate [...]

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A new alternative is presented for the estimation of modal mass, in order to scale the vibration modes obtained from operational modal analysis tests, using optimization techniques, in the frequency-independent proportional damping situation (structural or hysteretic), achieving [...]