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5.3.2 Positioning (m2)

The contents of the module Positioning have mostly been derived from the Introduction section. In A05 and A08, however, this module does not precisely coincide with the original Introduction. On the one hand, we had to add new information to the modules in order to make them complete according to the rules specified in appendix A. On the other hand, some information presented in the Introduction section belonged to other modules than the microscopic Positioning or its constituents. Part of the information represented in the Introduction of the original version of A05 is represented in the modular version in a mesoscopic  module Theoretical methods. Also, the Introduction of A08 already announces that a discrepancy has been found between the measurements of the differential and the calculations based on the Landau-Zener coupling and that this discrepancy could be removed by taking into account the rotational coupling as well. This agrees with the findings of [Swales and Najjar, 1987], where it was found that, in physics, authors tend to mention more often the main findings of their work in the Introduction. The Introduction has an orientation function, the reader is supposed to read the Introduction first. In the modular model, however, the module Positioning is not necessarily the first module that the reader consults, as he can enter the modular article at different points. In the modular article, the orientation function is fulfilled by the abstract, which may be more elaborate than in traditional article, and which is complemented with module summaries providing a more detailed summary of the complex modules.



 

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