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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.
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.
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.
"The Geologic Time Scale 2012," winner of a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for Best Multi-volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers, is the framework for deciphering the history of our planet Earth. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most up-to-date, international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. This 2012 geologic time scale is an enhanced, improved and expanded version of the GTS2004, including chapters on planetary scales, the Cryogenian-Ediacaran periods/systems, a prehistory scale of human development, a survey of sequence stratigraphy, and an extensive compilation of stable-isotope chemostratigraphy.
This book is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with numerous colour charts, maps and photographs. The book also includes a detachable wall chart of the complete time scale for use as a handy reference in the office, laboratory or field.
The most detailed international geologic time scale available that contextualizes information in one single reference for quick desktop access. Gives insights in the construction, strengths, and limitations of the geological time scale that greatly enhances its function and its utility. Aids understanding by combining with the mathematical and statistical methods to scaled composites of global succession of events. Meets the needs of a range of users at various points in the workflow (researchers extracting linear time from rock records, students recognizing the geologic stage by their content).
This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance-how people s outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world s experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: (1) Important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; (2) Scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); (3) The development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: (4) How culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; (5) The psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; (6) Appearance self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions. Chapters are written in a manner that is accessible and informative to a wide audience, including the educated public, college and graduate students, and scientists and clinical practitioners. Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.
Available online via ScienceDirect or in a limited-release print
The Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance is a unique
reference for a growing area of scientific inquiry. It brings together in one source the research from
experts in a variety of fields examining this psychological and sociological phenomenon. The breadth of
topics covered, and the current fascination with this subject area ensure this reference will be of interest
to researchers and a lay audience alike."
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.
Semantic Web models and technologies provide information in machine-readable languages that enable computers to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks automatically without the direction of users. These technologies are relatively recent and advancing rapidly, creating a set of unique challenges for those developing applications.
"Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" is the essential, comprehensive resource on semantic modeling, for practitioners in health care, artificial intelligence, finance, engineering, military intelligence, enterprise architecture, and more. Focused on developing useful and reusable models, this market-leading book explains how to build semantic content (ontologies) and how to build applications that access that content.
New in this edition:
Coverage of the latest Semantic Web tools for organizing, querying, and processing information - see details in TOC below
Detailed information on the latest ontologies used in key web
applications including ecommerce, social networking, data mining,
using government data, and more
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
New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"
This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced
undergraduate text in fluid mechanics available. It builds up from
the fundamentals, often in a general way, to widespread
applications, to technology and geophysics.
Reviews of previous editions:
"Jam-packed with theory, circuit analysis, and DIY basics, it will walk you through all stages of design so that you can create your own wonders. Jones is an ex-BBC engineer with a cool writing style and you ll find it a no-pain education." Hi-Fi News and Record Review
"Valve Amplifiers is an extremely well written book, containing a wealth of information that all audio designers and builders will find useful." Glass Audio
Valve Amplifiers is a market leader for one simple reason: in this specialist area it is recognized as the most complete guide to valve and vacuum tube amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance. It is truly the all you need to know guide, and enables audio and circuit designers to succeed with their valve amplifier designs and projects.
This book enables readers to understand, create, reconfigure and personalize high-end, audiophile quality amplifiers. Following a step-by-step approach to design, with little maths and lots of know-how, it starts with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs.
The new material included in this Fourth Edition ensures this book will stay at the top of any audio designer s or enthusiast s reference list.
What s new within the chapters:
Chapter 1: Charge amplifiers
Chapter 2: Additional circuits, semiconductor constant current sources expanded
Chapter 3: Entire new section on noise
Chapter 4: Lots of new measurements to explode or explain audio folklore
Chapter 5: Astonishingly quiet, but cheap and simple HT supply
Chapter 6: New power amplifier
Chapter 7: New hybrid balanced RIAA stage, attenuator law faking
VA3's focus was on distortion, but in VA4, focus is pushed
towards background noise reduction. If that wasn t enough, there s
more explanation, more measurements, more references, and plenty of
new one-liners, any one of which might save hours of trouble.
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.
It s Back New chapters, examples, and insights; all infused with the timeless concepts and theories that have helped RF engineers for the past 25 years RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit (IC) and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material. Design Concepts and Tools Include The Basics: Wires, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors Resonant Circuits: Resonance, Insertion Loss Filter Design: High-pass, Bandpass, Band-rejection Impedance Matching: The L Network, Smith Charts, Software Design Tools Transistors: Materials, Y Parameters, S Parameters Small Signal RF Amplifier: Transistor Biasing, Y Parameters, S Parameters RF Power Amplifiers: Automatic Shutdown Circuitry, Broadband Transformers, Practical Winding Hints RF Front-End: Architectures, Software-Defined Radios, ADC s Effects RF Design Tools: Languages, Flow, Modeling "Check out this book s companion Web site at:
for full-color Smith Charts and extra content "
Several significant additions have been made to the second edition,
including the operator method of calculating the bremsstrahlung
cross-section, the calcualtion of the probabilities of
photon-induced pair production and photon decay in a magnetic
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.
Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure.
The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test.
The second section of the book focuses on WAIS IV use and
interpretation with special clinical applications and populations,
including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological
settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders,
and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have
exclusive access to proprietary WAIS IV data to run advanced
analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the
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
TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers, 2nd Edition is a quick and affordable way to gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop sophisticated and powerful web-based applications. The book's focused, tutorial-based approach enables the reader to master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in C. This edition has been expanded to include new advancements such as support for IPv6 as well as detailed defensive programming strategies.
If you program using Java, be sure to check out this book s
companion, "TCP/IP Sockets in Java: Practical Guide for
Programmers, 2nd Edition."
This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium. The analysis starts by introducing the relevant stress-strain relation. This relation and the equations of momentum conservation are combined to give the equation of motion. The differential formulation is written in terms of memory variables, and Biot's theory is used to describe wave propagation in porous media. For each rheology, a plane-wave analysis is performed in order to understand the physics of wave propagation. The book contains a review of the main direct numerical methods for solving the equation of motion in the time and space domains. The emphasis is on geophysical applications for seismic exploration, but researchers in the fields of earthquake seismology, rock acoustics, and material science - including many branches of acoustics of fluids and solids - may also find this text useful. The key features include: presents the fundamentals of wave propagation in anisotropic, anelastic and porus media; contains a new chapter on the analogy between acoustic and electromagnetic waves, incorporating the subject of electromagnetic waves; and emphasizes geophysics, particularly, seismic exploration for hydrocarbon reservoirs, which is essential for exploration and production of oil.
The third edition of Van Kampen's standard work has been revised
and updated. The main difference with the second edition is that
the contrived application of the quantum master equation in section
6 of chapter XVII has been replaced with a satisfactory treatment
of quantum fluctuations. Apart from that throughout the text
corrections have been made and a number of references to later
developments have been included. From the recent textbooks the
following are the most relevant.
Nearly all industrial processes require objects to be moved,
manipulated or subjected to some sort of force. Such movements and
manipulations are frequently accomplished by means of devices
driven by liquids (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics), the subject of
this book. Hydraulics and Pneumatics is written by a practicing
process control engineer as a guide to the successful operation of
hydraulic and pneumatic systems for all engineers and technicians
working with them. Keeping mathematics and theory to a minimum,
this practical guide is thorough but accessible to technicians
without an advanced engineering background, and offers clear,
complete coverage of the latest pumps, valves and other hydraulic
and pneumatic equipment Designed to serve as an introduction to
those who are training and a day-to-day reference for use on the
job, the book also offers an essential section on industrial safety
and compliance with regulation.
A classic nephrology reference for over 25years, "Seldin &
Giebisch s" The Kidney, is the acknowledged authority on renal
physiology and pathophysiology. In this 5th edition, such new and
powerful disciplines as genetics and cell biology have been
deployed to deepen and widen further the explanatory framework. Not
only have previous chapters been extensively updated, but new
chapters have been added to incorporate additional disciplines.
Individual chapters, for example, now provide detailed treatment of
the significance of cilia; the role of stem cells is now given
special consideration. Finally, there has been a significant
expansion of the section of pathophysiology, incorporating the
newer findings of cell biology and genetics. If you research the
development of normal renal function or the mechanisms underlying
renal disease, "Seldin & Giebisch s" The Kidney is your number
one source for information.
A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide state-of-the-art insights into the three forms of muscle--cardiac, skeletal, and smooth--from molecular anatomy, basic physiology, disease mechanisms, and targets of therapy. Commonalities and contrasts among these three tissue types are highlighted. This book focuses primarily on the biology of the myocyte.
Individuals active in muscle investigation--as well as those new
to the field--will find this work useful, as will students of
muscle biology. In the case of hte former, many wish to grasp
issues at the margins of their own expertise (e.g. clinical matters
at one end; molecular matters at the other), adn this book is
designed to assist them. Students, postdoctoral fellows, course
directors and other faculty will find this book of interest. Beyond
this, many clinicians in training (e.g. cardiology fellows) will
The Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions is not a book
on enzymes, but rather a book on the general mechanisms involved in
chemical reactions involving enzymes. An enzyme is a protein
molecule in a plant or animal that causes specific reactions
without itself being permanently altered or destroyed.
The second edition of "A Course in Real Analysis" provides a
solid foundation of real analysis concepts and principles,
presenting a broad range of topics in a clear and concise manner.
The book is excellent at balancing theory and applications with a
wealth of examples and exercises. The authors take a progressive
approach of skill building to help students learn to absorb the
abstract. Real world applications, probability theory, harmonic
analysis, and dynamical systems theory are included, offering
considerable flexibility in the choice of material to cover in the
classroom. The accessible exposition not only helps students master
real analysis, but also makes the book useful as a reference.
A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is
comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume.
First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which
was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals
with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also
discussing Canon law. Conservative theologians challenged in
particular his liberal views on divorce.
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