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Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): David A. Patterson, John... Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 In stock

This Fourth Revised Edition of Computer Organization and Design includes a complete set of updated and new exercises, along with improvements and changes suggested by instructors and students. Focusing on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today--the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors--this classic textbook has a modern and up-to-date focus on parallelism in all its forms. Examples highlighting multicore and GPU processor designs are supported with performance and benchmarking data. As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Sections on the ARM and x86 architectures are also included. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. * This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book* Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics* Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing* The companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq

Mathematics NQF Level 2 - Student's Book (Paperback): A. Hurjunlal, H. Junak, A. Naicker Mathematics NQF Level 2 - Student's Book (Paperback)
A. Hurjunlal, H. Junak, A. Naicker
R250 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R29 (12%) Within 4 - 9 working days

This series is designed to meet the needs of students and lecturers of the National Certificate Vocational. Features for the student include: Easy-to-understand language; Real-life examples; A key word feature for important subject terms; A dictionary feature for difficult words; A reflect-on-how-you-learn feature to explore personal learning styles; Workplace-oriented activities; and Chapter summaries that are useful for exam revision.

Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition): Austin Hughes, William Drury Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition)
Austin Hughes, William Drury
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 In stock

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.
The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.
Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.
* Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition): Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition)
Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 In stock

The fifth edition of "Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists" provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.

This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.
Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012bExpanded discussion of writing functions and scriptsRevised and expanded Part II: ApplicationsExpanded section on GUIsMore exercises and examples throughoutCompanion website for students providing M-files used within the book and selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems"

Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Jasbir Arora Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Jasbir Arora
R2,635 Discovery Miles 26 350 In stock

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured as learning and teaching aids. * Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable* Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems* Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox* Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book* New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations* Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter* New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback): R. "Tee"... An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global Markets, Risk, Compliance, and Regulation (Paperback)
R. "Tee" Williams
R679 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R79 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Succeeding in the financial markets requires a mastery of many disciplines. Mastery begins with understanding the actors, rules, and dynamics, and the ways in which they interact. This volume, the last of a 4-volume series, presents a broad perspective on key subjects such as regulation and compliance, risk and ways to mitigate it, and the directions in which trading markets might evolve. Like its predecessors, it presents alternative versions of the future: will the sell side or buy side come to dominate, for example, and how might new technologies shape global markets? Mastery of the financial markets begins with its authoritative, heavily illustrated presentation.
Presents ahigh-levelview ofglobal financial markets, including institutions, instruments, and dynamic interactionsDescribes the assumptions and expectations of market participantsHeavily illustrated so readers can easily understand advanced materials"

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback): Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback)
Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
R1,743 R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Save R246 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general.
Using the concept of ''abstraction, '' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems.
+Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications.
+Illustrates concepts with real devices.
+Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach.
+Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry.
+Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.

Wireless Networks Bundle (Hardcover): Vijay K Garg, Anurag Kumar, D Manjunath, Joy Kuri, Feng Zhao, Leonidas J Guibas Wireless Networks Bundle (Hardcover)
Vijay K Garg, Anurag Kumar, D Manjunath, Joy Kuri, Feng Zhao, …
R2,974 R2,542 Discovery Miles 25 420 Save R432 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This essential bundle featuring three definitive titles on wireless networking provides an in-depth, exhaustive, and invaluable asset to anyone working or studying in this rapidly evolving field. Wireless Communications and Networking provides comprehensive coverage of mobile wireless communication, wireless networks, and internetworking/4G technology in one volume with a good blend of fundamental theory and real-world concepts and problem solving methods. Wireless Networking serves as a one-stop view of cellular, WiFi, and WiMAX networks, as well as the emerging wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The book emphasizes conceptual perspectives on modeling, analysis, design and optimization and presents wireless networking within the framework of resource allocation. Designing, implementing, and operating a wireless sensor network involves a wide range of disciplines and many application-specific constraints. To make sense of and take advantage of these systems, a holistic approach is needed-and this is precisely what Wireless Sensor Networks delivers. Bundled together to save you money, there is no quicker or cheaper way to such a comprehensive knowledge of wireless networking.

PIC Bundle (Paperback): Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim PIC Bundle (Paperback)
Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim
R1,137 R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 Save R147 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Including a 2007 favourite and a brand new title, this bundle will help you get up to speed with PIC microcontrollers and take full advantage of this state-of-the-art technology. Programming 16-Bit PIC Microcontrollers in C teaches you everything you need to know about the 16-bit PIC 24 chip. It teaches you how to side-step common obstacles, solve real-world design problems efficiently, and optimize code for all the new PIC 24 features. Advanced PIC Microcontroller Projects in C is the ONLY project book devoted to the PIC 18 series. Packed with tried and tested hands-on projects, it is an essential guide for anyone wanting to develop more advanced applications using the 18F series. Bundled together for the firs time, this is the ideal way to learn how to create more powerful and cutting edge PIC designs, as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach... Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach (Hardcover)
Timothy Melchert
R1,148 R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Save R63 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and organizing education and practice in the field. There have also been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding regarding human development and functioning, that applies across all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field, and that would also help integrate professional psychology more fully into health care and the sciences generally.
Presents a unified science-based conceptual framework for professional psychologyProvides an overview of the whole treatment process as informed by a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessmentAvoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can follow the discussion

Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition): George Paxinos, Keith B.J.... Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition)
George Paxinos, Keith B.J. Franklin
R4,112 R3,148 Discovery Miles 31 480 Save R964 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In the years since its first publication, "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" has received virtually universal acceptance in neuroscience as the authoritative source for stereotaxic coordinates and delineations. This atlas is constructed in the style of "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates," the most cited publication in neuroscience. The completely revised and updated 4e of "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" features high-quality color plates scanned by the renowned microscopy unit of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Constructed by the leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, the new edition will maintain the position of the atlas as an indispensable resource for scientists working on the mouse brain.
100 coronal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates spaced at 120-m intervals; diagrams completely revised32 sagittal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revised30 horizontal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revisedThe most accurate and widely used stereotaxic coordinate systemNomenclature and abbreviations harmonized with the atlases of the brains of the rat, chick, marmoset, rhesus and humanElectronic diagrams available to purchasers of this book via booksite.elsevier.com/9780123910578/

Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition): Mary Lynn Garcia Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Mary Lynn Garcia
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Within 7 - 12 working days

Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, 2e, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level.
* New chapter on transportation systems
* Extensively updated chapter on threat definition
* Major changes to response chapter

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition): Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R3,339 R2,818 Discovery Miles 28 180 Save R521 (16%) In stock

This market leading classic is a true comprehensive on-the-job reference, covering all aspects of getting electricity from the source to user via the power grid. Electric power transmission and distribution is a huge sector, and engineers require the real world guidance of this book in order to upgrade networks to handle smart and renewable sources of power. This new edition covers renewable and distributed energy developments, international regulatory compliance issues with coverage of IEC standards, and new key conversions to US based standards and terminologies

Utilising examples from real-life systems and challenges, this book clearly and succinctly outlines fundamental knowledge requirements for working in this area. Written by engineers for engineers, theory is tied to current best-practice, and new chapters cover hot topics including DC Transmission, Smart Networks and bringing renewable sources into the grid. Particularly useful for power engineers starting out on their career, this new edition ensures Bayliss remains an essential tool of the trade for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity supply and industrial electricity usage.

Praise for this edition:

The challenges today for those undertaking transmission and distribution system new build projects, existing system extensions, or refurbishment and life extension of older equipment, are as great as ever Leading, as I do, the transmission and distribution business of international and well recognised engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, I see this book as being useful to clients and contractors as well as others such as industry regulators, environmentalists, and government officials. This book enables those in the field of transmission and distribution electrical engineering to have a well founded understanding of the key principles, the methodologies and current best practice.

Peter Black, Director, Mott MacDonald Limited

*Updated to ensure that the book continues to deliver all the fundamental knowledge requirements of practicing power engineers in a single volume.

*High profile authors with extensive career-long knowledge of the industry.

*30% new and revised content includes new chapters on renewable and distributed energy sources

*Expanded coverage of power quality, latest EMC standards and requirements, earthing and bonding, surge protection, line design and switchgear developments"

IT Manager's Handbook - Getting your New Job Done (Paperback, 3rd edition): Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe IT Manager's Handbook - Getting your New Job Done (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Within 7 - 12 working days

Making the move from an IT technician or team member to management is one of the most difficult career steps you ll face. Help from management and targeted training can be hard to come by - and your success depends on your ability to adapt to your new role almost overnight. You might have years of experience in the trenches, but you ll quickly find that managing a team, setting budgets, and creating a winning strategy for the first time can be daunting tasks.

Now in its third edition, "IT Manager s Handbook" provides a practical reference that you will return to again and again in an ever-changing corporate environment where the demands on IT continue to increase. Make your first 100 days really count with the fundamental principles and core concepts critical to your success as a new IT Manager. The book also includes discusses how to develop an overall IT strategy as well as demonstrate the value of IT to the company.

In this book, you ll learn how to: Manage your enterprise s new level of connectivity with a NEW chapter covering social media, handheld devices, and moreImplement and optimize cloud services to provide a better experience for your mobile and virtual workforce at a lower cost to your bottom lineIntegrate mobile applications into your company s strategyManage the money, including topics such as department budgets and leasing versus buyingWork with your "customers," whomever those might be for your IT shopHire, train, and manage your team and their projects so that you come in on time and budgetSecure your systems to face some of today's most challenging security challenges"

PIC Microcontrollers - An Introduction to Microelectronics (Paperback, 3rd edition): Martin P. Bates PIC Microcontrollers - An Introduction to Microelectronics (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Martin P. Bates
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 In stock

PIC Microcontrollers provides a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to microelectronic systems principles using the best-selling PIC16 range. Building on the success of previous editions, this third edition will enable readers to understand PIC products and related programming tools, and develop relevant design skills in order to successfully create new projects. Key features include:

Initial focus on the 16F84A chip to introduce the basic architecture and programming techniques, progressing to more recently introduced devices, such as the 16F690, and comparison of the whole PIC16 range

Use of the standard Microchip development software, MPLAB IDE, as well the interactive ECAD package Proteus VSM

Standard Microchip demo hardware, specially designed application boards, in-circuit programming and debugging

Basic interfacing, motor drives, temperature control and general control system applications

Numerous fully documented code examples which can be downloaded from the companion website

The book is aimed principally at students of electronics on advanced vocational and undergraduate courses, as well as home enthusiasts and professional engineers seeking to incorporate microcontrollers into industrial applications.

A focus on the 16F84A as the starting point for introducing the basic programming principles and architecture of the PIC, progressing to newer chips in the 16F range, in particular the 16F690, and Microchip starter kitsHow to use the free Microchip development environment MPLAB IDE, plus Proteus VSM interactive electronic design software, to develop your own applicationsNumerous fully-documented, working code examples downloadable from the companion website

Computer Networks ISE - A Systems Approach (Paperback, 5th edition): Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie Computer Networks ISE - A Systems Approach (Paperback, 5th edition)
Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie
R1,376 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R249 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Computer Networks ISE, Fifth Edition, is the sole introductory networking book written by authors with first-hand experience with several of the protocols covered in the book who have actually designed some of them as well and who are still actively designing the computer networks today. The newly revised edition continues to offer an enduring, practical understanding of networks and their building blocks through rich, example-based instruction. The focus is not just on the specifications comprising today's systems but how key technologies and protocols actually work in real-world setting to solve specific problems. The new edition features increased accessibility by clearly separating the advanced material from more fundamental via special headings and boxed features, a structure that makes it easier to teach top-down, less dependence on code to explain protocols, vastly improved ancillary package to include robust lecture slide package, and shift to higher levels in the protocol stock where the real innovation is happening currently. the book is targeted at networking professionals and upper level undergraduate and graduate students in CS, EE, and CSE programs.

Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza
R7,534 R6,337 Discovery Miles 63 370 Save R1,197 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

New discoveries in the field of stem cells increasingly dominate the news and scientific literature revealing an avalanche of new knowledge and research tools that are producing therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. The Handbook of Stem Cells integrates this exciting area of life science, combining in two volumes the requisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells. Organized in two volumes entitled Pluripotent Stem Cells & Cell Biology and Adult & Fetal Stem Cells, this work contains contributions from the world s experts in stem cell research to provide a description of the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations as well as a the latest information of what is known about each specific organ system.
* Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject
* Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research
*Companion website - http: //booksite.elsevier.com/9780123859426/- containsover 250 color figures in presentation format"

Engineering a Compiler (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Keith Cooper, Linda Torczon Engineering a Compiler (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Keith Cooper, Linda Torczon
R1,583 R1,370 Discovery Miles 13 700 Save R213 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This entirely revised second edition of "Engineering a Compiler" is full of technical updates and new material covering the latest developments in compiler technology. In this comprehensive text you will learn important techniques for constructing a modern compiler. Leading educators and researchers Keith Cooper and Linda Torczon combine basic principles with pragmatic insights from their experience building state-of-the-art compilers. They will help you fully understand important techniques such as compilation of imperative and object-oriented languages, construction of static single assignment forms, instruction scheduling, and graph-coloring register allocation.
In-depth treatment of algorithms and techniques used in the front end of a modern compilerFocus on code optimization and code generation, the primary areas of recent research and developmentImprovements in presentation including conceptual overviews for each chapter, summaries and review questions for sections, and prominent placement of definitions for new termsExamples drawn from several different programming languages

Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New): Agnes Bloch-Zupan, Heddie Sedano, Crispian Scully Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New)
Agnes Bloch-Zupan, Heddie Sedano, Crispian Scully
R1,681 Discovery Miles 16 810 Within 7 - 11 working days

Dental defects may be the physical expression of genetic defects, and so they can often be seen in a variety of syndromes associated with malformations of organs. However, dental defects are often not recognized, identified, nor characterised despite representing a possible diagnostic sign for an undiagnosed condition. This book addresses this gap by providing an understanding of dental genetics and its developmental biology counterpart. With approximately seventy well-illustrated examples, the authors present the clinical oro-facial manifestations accompanying various syndromes, providing the necessary knowledge for diagnostic purposes, as well as giving insight into recent development for each specific condition. The clarity and format of this book make it an ideal support guide both in the clinic and while conducting research.
Comprehensive examination of dento/oro/craniofacial anomaliesWell-illustrated examplesPresented in a compact, easy to use format

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact - The Coronal Plates and Diagrams (Spiral bound, 3rd edition): George... The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact - The Coronal Plates and Diagrams (Spiral bound, 3rd edition)
George Paxinos, Keith B.J. Franklin
R2,086 R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Save R480 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates is the most widely used and cited atlas of the mouse brain in print. It provides researchers and students with both accurate stereotaxic coordinates for laboratory use, and detailed delineations and indexing of structures for reference. The Compact 3rd edition is both a major revision and an expansion of previous compact editions. The 100 high resolution digital photographs of the coronal plane of section from the third full edition now complement the coronal drawings. The photographs of the sections and the intermediate sections are also provided on the accompanying CD. In addition, the compact version has a large introduction on stereotaxic surgery and the use of the atlas in the lab, as well as a number of panoramic simplified diagrams for student instruction. The Compact 3rd edition is in 8.5 x 11 format and is spiral bound suitable for positioning next to microscopes and cryotomes.
* Delineations of 100 coronal diagrams, as fully revised for the 3rd edition


* 100 coronal photographic plates produced from directly scanned very high resolution images of the biological sections (done at the Allen Institute)


* Beginner's guide with 25 pages on how to do stereotaxic surgery, how to use the atlas, including how to match experimental sections against the atlas plates (e.g. what features of the brain change gradually and can be used as guides to location)


* 3 sagittal, 5 coronal and 2 horizontal simplified overview diagrams for students


* Surface views of the brain with labels over the major structures


* Uses the best ontology tree (nomenclature based on the development of the brain) so farconstructed with universal application across mammals


* CD providing electronic versions of all diagrams and photographs in different resolutions for downloads

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region - From the Past to the Future (Hardcover): P. Lionello The Climate of the Mediterranean Region - From the Past to the Future (Hardcover)
P. Lionello
R2,420 R2,050 Discovery Miles 20 500 Save R370 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Mediterranean region contains a diverse and interesting climate ranging from areas with permanent glaciers to areas of subtropical, semiarid regions. The region is potentially sensitive to climate change and its progress has environmental, social, and economic implications within and beyond the region. Produced by the Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Research Networking Project, this book reviews the evolution of the Mediterranean climate over the past two millennia with projections further into the twenty-first century as well as examining in detail various aspects of the Mediterranean region s climate including evolution, atmospheric variables, and oceanic and land elements. Integrated with this, the book also considers the social and economic problems or vulnerabilities associated with the region. Written and reviewed by multiple researchers to ensure a high level of information presented clearly, Mediterranean Climate Variables will be an invaluable source of information for geologists, oceanographers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Mediterranean climate.
Written by leading experts in the fieldPresents clear, compelling, and concise evidenceIncludes the latest thinking in Mediterranean climate research"

Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
R1,300 R1,124 Discovery Miles 11 240 Save R176 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces provides a one-stop shop for the theory and engineering of digital video systems. Equally accessible to video engineers and those working in computer graphics, Charles Poynton s revision to his classic text covers emergent compression systems, including H.264 and VP8/WebM, and augments detailed information on JPEG, DVC, and MPEG-2 systems. This edition also introduces the technical aspects of file-based workflows and outlines the emerging domain of metadata, placing it in the context of digital video processing.
With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics:
* Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering
* Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display
* Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV
* Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4"f"SC composite video)
* Analog NTSC and PAL
* Studio systems and interfaces
* Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2
* Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment"

Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Vijay Krishna Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Vijay Krishna
R1,399 R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Save R196 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Vijay Krishna's 2e of "Auction Theory" improves upon his 2002 bestseller with a new chapter on package and position auctions as well as end-of-chapter questions and chapter notes. Complete proofs and new material about collusion complement Krishna's ability to reveal the basic facts of each theory in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. With the addition of a solutions manual and other teaching aids, the 2e continues to serve as the doorway to relevant theory for most students doing empirical work on auctions.
Focuses on key auction types and serves as the doorway to relevant theory for those doing empirical work on auctions
New chapter on combinatorial auctions and new analyses of theory-informed applications
New LaTex Beamer slides, chapter-ending exercises, problems of varying difficulties, and a solutions manual support and reinforce key points

Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition): George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E.... Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition)
George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E. Harris
R2,343 R1,898 Discovery Miles 18 980 Save R445 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Now inits 7th edition, "Mathematical Methods for Physicists" continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining thekey features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.
Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physicsFocuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problemsClearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding

New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"

Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New): Keishi Gotoh Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New)
Keishi Gotoh
R1,481 R1,265 Discovery Miles 12 650 Save R216 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Encompassing over fifty years of research, Professor Gotoh addresses the correlation function of spatial structures and the statistical geometry of random particle assemblies. In this book morphological study is formed into random particle assemblies to which various mathematics are applied such as correlation function, radial distribution function and statistical geometry. This leads to the general comparison between the thermodynamic state such as gases and liquids and the random particle assemblies. Although structures of molecular configurations change at every moment due to thermal vibration, liquids can be regarded as random packing of particles. Similarly, gaseous states correspond to particle dispersion. If physical and chemical properties are taken away from the subject, the remainder is the structure itself. Hence, the structural study is ubiquitous and of fundamental importance. This book will prove useful to chemical engineers working on powder technology as well as mathematicians interested in learning more about the subject.
Concisely explains various mathematics and tools applied to the subject.Incorporates multiple fields to give a clear view of the application of mathematics in powder technology.

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