Indrajit Patra

Indrajit Patra

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The study will attempt a Postcolonial reading of the Posthuman elements present in the eight novels belonging to Iain M Banks' legendary Culture series. The eight novels undertaken for the purpose of the study are as follows:
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The present article shall endeavor to study Arkady Martine's debut novel ‗A Memory Called Empire' (2019) from a postcolonial perspective to show how in a Trans/Posthuman culture, technology can be used to evolve effective instruments of resistance to counter the hegemonic, imperial and colonizing tendencies of the ruling power. This study shall ado...
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The study will attempt to analyze Ian McEwan's novel Machines Like Me (2019) to explore issues related to the question of whether it is possible to found a meaningful relationship between man and machine in a culture which is inching towards a Transhuman or Posthuman state while also focusing on the issue that how the very definition of ‗human' is...
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The present study seeks to analyze Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel The Doors of Eden (2020) to describe how posthumanism and post-anthropocentrism can go hand-in-hand in contemporary speculative fiction. The novel itself is a masterpiece in world-building where the action takes place against the background of an eternally proliferating multiversal reali...
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Exploring the elements of Posthumanism, Transhumanism in Contemporary hard science fiction novels
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In this paper, ferromagnetic Fe2O3/Mn2O3 nanocomposites (Fe@Mn-1 and Fe@Mn-2) were synthesized and characterized using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Fe@Mn-1 and Fe@Mn-2 nanocomposites were successfully synthesized and they...
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Background: Although radiotherapy is one of the main cancer treatment modalities, exposing healthy organs/tissues to ionizing radiation during treatment can lead to different adverse effects. In this regard, it has been shown that the use of radioprotective agents may alleviate the ionizing radiation-induced toxicities. Objective: The present stud...
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Recently, the exploitation of renewable energies and technologies in order to reduce the restrictions of fossil fuels is the attention of energy managers and engineers. Additionally, energy production cycles based on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are known for their versatility in fuel intake. In this regard, in the current article the thermodynam...
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Processing instruction (PI) is an input-based approach to grammar education based on input processing theory, and output is another element needed for second-language acquisition to be successful. This study sought to examine the impact of PI and output-based activities with the mediating role of working memory (WM) capacity on learning English fut...
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Now, in this paper, we report the successful fabrication of MNPs-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-guanidine-Ni nanocatalyst and study its catalytic behavior for the synthesis of pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles and highly functionalized piperidines. The Structure of the as-fabricated MNPs-guanidine-bis(ethanol)-Ni nanomaterial was fully characterized by advanced microsco...
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In this study, the mechanism of biodiesel production from jatropha oil and methanol is investigated in the presence of nano-graphene oxide (NGO) with carboxy, hydroxy, and epoxy functional groups. This heterogeneous nano-catalyst can be included in the group of heterogeneous basic and acidic catalysts in biodiesel production. At first, optimized an...
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It is generally agreed that solar energy, which can be converted into usable electricity by means of solar panels, is one of the most important renewable energy sources. An energy and exergy study of these panels is the first step in developing this technology. This will provide a fair standard by which solar panel efficiency can be evaluated. In t...
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The types of assessment tasks affect the learners’ psychological well-being and the process of learning. For years, educationalists were in search of finding and implementing accurate and convenient approaches to assess learners efficiently. Despite the significant role of performance-based assessment (PBA) in affecting second/foreign language (L2)...
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Cu (OAc)2 was immobilized on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles modified by Imine-Thiazole acting as a ligand. This immobilization is done to fabricate a new and green magnetically recoverable copper catalyst [Fe3O4@SiO2-(Imine-Thiazole)-Cu (OAc)2]. Techniques such as ICP-OES, TEM, FT-IR, EDX, SEM, TGA, VSM, and XRD were used to characterize the...
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Population growth and urbanization cause developing-country cities to create energy-intensive buildings. Building energy efficiency can be improved through active and passive solar design to reduce energy consumption, increase equipment efficiency, and utilize renewable energy, converting renewable energy into thermal energy or electricity. In this...
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Background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an invasive phenotype with undesirable clinical features, poor prognosis, and therapy resistance. Ketoprofen is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-tumor properties. Aim To investigate the effects of Ketoprofen on apoptosis and autophagy in TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231. Methods...
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In this study, cobalt composite immobilized on polysulfone fibrous network Nanoparticles (CCPSF NPs) was synthesized in a controllable and one-step way under microwave-assisted. The structure of CCPSF NPs was characterized by SEM images (for morphology and size distribution), TGA (for thermal stability), BET technique (for the specific surface area...
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Fractures in bone, a tissue critical in protecting other organs, affect patients' quality of life and have a heavy economic burden on societies. Based on regenerative medicine and bone tissue engineering approaches, stem cells have become a promising and attractive strategy for repairing bone fractures via differentiation into bone-forming cells an...
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This study aims to evaluate the melting characteristics of a phase change material (PCM) in a latent heat storage system equipped with hemispherical and quarter-spherical fins. A vertical triple-pipe heat exchanger is used as the PCM-based heat storage unit to improve the melting performance compared with a double-pipe system. Furthermore, the fins...
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The study seeks to analyze four contemporary science fiction novels, namely, Adrian Tchaikovsky's Dogs of War (2017) and Bear Head (2021), and Jeff VanderMeer's Borne (2017) and Dead Astronauts (2019), to show how the power of technology can radically disrupt and even destroy the already porous human-animal boundary that has for so long been separa...
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The article seeks to engage in a close reading of the two novels of British science fiction author Neal Asher, namely Brass Man (2005) and Line War (2008) in order to explicate how these works reimagine and reenvisage the agency and autonomy of humanity in an extreme posthumanist universe where machines have attained sentience and self-awareness an...
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In modern times, the majority of the world's energy consumption is attributable to the heating and cooling of residential buildings. Because of this, the development of sustainable energy sources has increased dramatically, particularly in residential buildings, with the goal of reducing the amount of energy that is consumed within buildings. An ex...
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Recycling is one of the wonderful ways to manage construction waste in terms of reducing the volume of wastes and decreasing the number of natural resources that are exploited in order to rehabilitate and safeguard our surroundings. Recycling can be done in a number of different ways. Because of this significant problem, certain types of trash from...
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The present article shall endeavor to analyze two plays from 2020 which have dealt with the horrors of the Covid-19 crisis and celebrated the power of connections and solidarity as the most potent available options for coping with an unprecedented calamitous situation. The two plays under consideration are the 2020 virtual adaptation of Tony Kushne...
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The present study aims to take a closer look at the various ways in which the British science fiction writer Neal Asher's Transformation Trilogy (2015-17) and Lockdown Tales (2020) describe monstrosity and horror to depict the resultant loss of humanity in the wake of radically transformative physiological and mental changes. For the study, the aut...
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The present work seeks to attempt a close reading of John Joseph Adams' edited anthology entitled Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2015) to analyze how post-apocalyptic narratives demand not only a reimagination of the world but also a concomitant redefinition of humanity. The study attempts to show how post-apocalyptic anthologies suc...
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The purpose of this study was to eliminate phosphate (P) from wastewater using MnFe 2 O 4 nanoparticles. BET, TGA/ DTG, FTIR, SEM, TEM, VSM, XRD and EDX/Map analyses were used to determine the MnFe 2 O 4 surface properties. The specific surface area of the adsorbent was 196.56 m 2 /g and VSM analysis showed that the adsorbent has a ferro-magnetic p...
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In this study, Nano AA1100/SiC composites have been fabricated via accumulative press bonding (APB) on the AA1100/SiC composited which have been stir casted. Then, the effect of silicon carbide particles on the mechanical properties, wear resistance and microstructural evolution of these composites have been investigated. To study the effect of Nan...
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Nowadays, emerging data demonstrate that the toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway plays an important role in the progression of inflammatory atherosclerosis. Indeed, dysregulated TLR signaling pathway could be a cornerstone of inflammation and atherosclerosis, which contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases. It is interesting...
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As assessment plays an important role in the process of teaching and learning, this research explored the impacts of formative and summative assessments on academic motivation, attitude toward learning, test anxiety, and self-regulation skill of EFL students in Iran. To fulfill the objectives of this research, 72 Iranian EFL learners were chosen ba...
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In this study, the dynamic mechanical spectroscopy was used to characterize the effects of minor Ni addition on the relaxation behavior of ZrCoAl bulk metallic glass (BMG). For this purpose, the Kohlrausch–Williams–Watts (KWW) function and quasi-point defect (QPD) model were used for evaluation of relaxation under the different aging temperatures....
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Background: Several studies have revealed the negative effects of adiposity on telomere length shortening. However, the results of the studies assessing the negative relationship between obesity and leukocyte telomere length (LTL) are not consistent. This systematic review and meta-analysis are aimed to pool the results of articles assessing the re...
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Microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) have become an important global environmental issue due to their widespread contamination in the environment. This review summarizes existing literature on the effects of MPs/NPs on three important biomarkers including enzymatic activity, gene expression, and histopathology in various organisms from 2016 t...
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The authors designed and fabricated a copper complex immobilized on the surface of silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles modified with guanidine-bis ethanol (prepared via the ring-opening reaction of MNPs-guanidine with epoxide). FT-IR spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscope (SEM, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray sp...
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Background The societal challenges presented by fear related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may present unique challenges for an individual's mental health. However, the moderating role of compassion in the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and mental health has not been well-studied. The present study aimed to explore the assoc...
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In today’s world, energy consumption was increased dramatically. This increase in consumption has led to many advances in heat transfer (HT) and phase change (PC) in mechanical processes. This study investigated the thermal conductivity (TC) and PC of Cu-Ammonia nano-refrigerant (NR). This study used the molecular dynamics (MD) method in an alumini...
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Cancer is a category of disorders characterized by excessive cell proliferation with the ability to infiltrate or disseminate to other organs of the body. Mitochondrial dysfunction, as one of the most prominent hallmarks of cancer cells, has been related to the onset and development of various cancers. Mitofusin 2 (MFN2) is a major mediator of mito...
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The Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory (MPFI) is a new 60-item self-report scale developed to assess the specific components of psychological flexibility and inflexibility proposed in the Hexaflex model of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The present study sought to examine the psychometric properties of the Persian versio...
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Dust storms expose people suspended particles, microorganisms and potential allergens that have been absorbed by dust particles during airborne transport. The purpose of this study was investigation effect of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) in dust storm on human health. Databases used to for searched were the PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Sci...
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The present study reveals the role of Nb and Ni minor addition on the nanomechanical properties and nanostructure of ZrCuAl bulk metallic glass (BMG). For this purpose, atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to evaluate the viscoelastic response of the BMG surface at the nanoscale, while the nanoindentation technique was applied to show the mechani...
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Although the nonrenewable energy-driven power plants have major limitations, but at present, more than 80% of the energy needed all over the world is met through these power plants. Among them, almost one-third is supplied through coal-fired plants. However, the major limitation in the exploitation of coal fuel is the increase in environmental harm...
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Density functional theory was used for investigating the effect of decorating the transitions metals Zn and Cd on the capability of an AlP nano-sheet (AlPNS) in detecting the gas COS. The interaction of the pure AlPNS with COS was a physisorption, and the sensing response of the AlPNS was approximately 8.4. The adsorption energy of COS changed from...
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Accepting the fact that there is a huge number of virus particles in food that lead to several infectious diseases, eliminating of the foodborne virus from food is tangible. In 2020, the appearance of new SARS-CoV-2 variants had remarked the importance of food safety in our lives. Detection virus is a dynamic domain. Recently, many papers have trie...
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Although corrective feedback (CF) has been studied, more studies still need to be conducted on this variable to check its effects on language learning. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of teachers’ written and verbal CF during the formative assessment (FA) on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ academic anxiety...
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Word count: 188 Background: The societal challenges presented by fear related to the COVID-19 pandemic may present unique challenges for an individual's mental health. However, the moderating role of compassion in the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and mental health has not been well studied. The present study aimed to explore the associatio...
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Synthesis of high viscosity, ecofriendly, and low melting point poly(ionic liquid)s (LMP-PIL) with network structure has been introduced by the reaction of TAIm[I] ionic liquid monomer with disodium salts of various open-chain carboxylic acids as well as sulfonic acids via a polycondensation on counter ions (PC-CI). Changes in methylene group numbe...
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The present study aimed to remove crystal violet (CV), malachite green (MG), Cd(II), and Pb(II) from an aqueous solution using clinoptilolite zeolite (CZ) as an adsorbent. Response surface methodology (RSM) based on central composite design (CCD) was used to analyze and optimize the process parameters, such as pH, analyte concentration, adsorbent a...
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Hydrogen production from electrocatalytic water splitting is one way to tackle the rise of the energy crisis, but it still requires cost-effective, high stable, and high-performance materials to produce hydrogen on a large scale. So far, hydrogen as alternative resource to address energy issue in world is under progress and several attempts have be...
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With the ever-increasing energy costs, the need to improve the efficiency of cooling systems, reduce costs, and optimize the design is usually the first goal for system designers. One way to improve these systems is to use nano-refrigerants (NRs). This study simulates the thermal manner of ammonia refrigerant with Cu nanoparticles (NPs) in a nanoch...
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The development of portable and efficient nanoprobes to realize the quantitative/qualitative onsite determination of food pollutants is of immense importance for safeguarding human health and food safety. With the advent of the smartphone, the digital imaging property causes it to be an ideal diagnostic substrate to point-of-care analysis probes. B...
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Magnetic nanocomposite CeO2/SrFe12O19 including a hard magnetic material (SrFe12O19) and soft magnetic material (CeO2) was prepared by a one-step chemical co-precipitation with high-temperature (900 °C) sintering method. Its structure and properties were studied using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating-sample mag...
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Forced and free dynamic responses of nanobeams resting on a three-parameter foundation subjected to a moving force in magneto-hygro-thermal conditions are investigated based on the nonlocal strain gradient theory. Also, a detailed parametric study is conducted to identify the impact of slender ratio, axial and distributed tangential loads on the vi...
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In today's world, which is entangled with numerous foodborne pathogenic bacteria and viruses, it appears to be essential to rethink detection methods of these due to the importance of food safety in our lives. The vast majority of detection methods for foodborne pathogenic bacteria and viruses have suffered from sensitivity and selectivity due to t...
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Hydrogen production from electrochemical water dissociation has been considered as a facile and promising approach to address energy related crisis in the world. In this regard, development of high performance, stable, and cost-effective catalysts for full water splitting is highly demanded. In this work a high performance electrocatalyst based on...
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Efficient cobalt -metal organic framework (Co-MOF) was prepared by controllable- microwave assisted reverse micelle synthesis route. The products were characterized by SEM image, N2 adsorption/desorption isotherm, FTIR spectrum and TG analysis. Results showed that the products have small particle size distribution, homogenous morphology, significan...
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The formation of hydrophilic (HPI) and hydrophobic (HPO) surfaces in the walls of simulated aluminum nanochannels (NC) directly impacts the thermal and atomic conduct of nanofluids (NFs). In the present examination, the thermal and atomic conduct of ammonia-Cu nanofluid in an aluminum NC with the walls of the HPI, HPO surfaces (TiO2/Carboxylic acid...
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The boiling process is an efficient and effective transfer of heat. Generally, different parameters such as temperature, pressure, external forces, etc., amend the nanofluid's pool boiling heat transfer (PBHT) rate. The present article uses molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to study the efficacy of different external forces(Efs) and heat fluxes (H...
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In this work, the shock wave response of a pore-embedded CuZr metallic glass (PEMG) under different impact velocities (0.5-1.5 km/s) and initial temperatures (300-600 K) was evaluated through the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The results indicated that the nucleation and growth of nanoscale shear events around the pore were the dominant mecha...
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Fabricating novel biosensing constructs with high sensitivity and selectivity is highly demanded in food contaminants detection. In this prospect, various nanostructured materials were envisaged to build (bio)sensors with superior sensitivity and selectivity. The desirable biocompatibility, brilliant mechanical strength, ease of surface functionali...
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In this study, magnetic spinel copper ferrite (CuFe 2 O 4) nanostructures were eco-friendly synthesized using Nasturtium officinale extract. Physicochemical properties of these nanostructures were determined by transmission electron microscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetome...
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We utilized quantum-chemical computations for computing the thermodynamic variations in the Gibbs free energy of the potential reaction steps in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of the nickel- and nitrogen-doped graphene (NiN3-Gr) catalyst's active center. We observed the consistency of the energies of adsorption for all O-containing intermediat...
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It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the connection between emotional intelligence, strategy use, and vocabulary knowledge. However, very little attention has been paid to this subject, to the best of researchers’ knowledge. To this end, intermediate students were considered through the Cambridge English: Key English Test (KET). After ta...
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Background: Uncertainty intolerance (IU), the tendency to think or react negatively toward uncertain events may have implication on individuals' mental health and psychological wellbeing. The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-12 (IU-12) is commonly used across the globe to measure IU, however, its' psychometric properties are yet to be evaluated in...
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Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are a promising choice for antibacterial and antifungal activity due to their composition, unique architecture, and larger surface area. Herein, the ultrasonic method was used to synthesize the Cu/Zn-MOF material as an effective hybrid nanostructure with ideal properties. SEM images were used to investigate the produ...
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In this paper, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is used to investigate the influence of rolling parameters such as thickness reduction, inter-strand tension, rolling speed and friction on the rolling force, rolling power, and slip of tandem cold rolling. For this reason, the rolling power was derived for 195 various experiments through a series o...