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Books > Computing & IT > General theory of computing > Systems analysis & design

Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition): Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition)
Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt
R843 R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Save R123 (15%) In stock

Discover a practical, streamlined, updated approach to information systems development that covers both traditional and emerging technologies and approaches to systems analysis and design. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 11E offers a well-organized, streamlined approach. Chapter objectives are keyed directly to chapter headings, making content easy to comprehend and convenient to study. Numerous real-world examples and screenshots ensure content is current and relevant. In addition, key terms at the end of the chapter now include definitions so you don't have to flip back and forth to a glossary. Exercises throughout this edition emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. This new edition offers everything you need to prepare for success in today's intensely competitive and rapidly changing business world.

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (Hardcover, 7th edition): Stephen D. Burd, John W. Satzinger, Robert Jackson Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Stephen D. Burd, John W. Satzinger, Robert Jackson 1
R817 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R119 (15%) In stock

Reflecting the latest practices, trends, and developments from the field, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E equips you with a solid foundation of the most important principles of systems analysis, systems design, project management, and new software development approaches. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter book focuses on content that is key to your success in today's market. The book teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. It highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. Content reflects Microsoft (R) Project 2013 Professional and Microsoft (R) Visio 2013.

Embedded Systems Design with 8051 Microcontrollers - Hardware and Software (Hardcover): Zdravko Karakehayov Embedded Systems Design with 8051 Microcontrollers - Hardware and Software (Hardcover)
Zdravko Karakehayov
R2,926 Discovery Miles 29 260 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Contains a disk of all the example problems included in the book Embedded systems are altering the landscape of electronics manufacturing worldwide, giving many consumer products sophisticated capabilities undreamt of even a few years ago. The explosive proliferation of built-in computers and the variety of design methods developed in both industry and academia necessitates the sort of pragmatic guidance offered in Embedded Systems Design with 8051 Microcontrollers. This enormously practical reference/text explains the developments in microcontroller technology and provides lucid instructions on its many and varied applications-focusing on the popular 8-bit microcontroller, the 8051, and the 83C552. Outlines a systematic methodology for design of small-scale, control-dominated embedded systems Including end-of-chapter problems that reinforce essential concepts and end-of-chapter references with URLs, Embedded Systems Design with 8051 Microcontrollers reviews basic concepts, from logic gates to Internet appliances considers 8051 and 83C552 microcontrollers as parallel running processors and embedded peripherals introduces a coherent taxonomy and symbols for microcontroller flags provides a succession of assembly language examples such as electromechanical and digital clocks examines digital interfacing at two hierarchical levels: interface to typical system components and interaction with the outside world covers applications of analog interfacing, from elementary forms to advanced designs for speech machines discusses serial interfaces suitable for distributed embedded systems demonstrates the transition from classical design approaches to the hardware-software codesign with case studies of a simplified EPROM programmer and an EPROM emulator and more Profusely illustrated with over 250 drawings and diagrams, this state-of-the-art resource is a must-read reference for electrical, electronics, computer, industrial, and

Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback): Sam Newman Monolith to Microservices - Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith (Paperback)
Sam Newman
R927 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R225 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservice architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman's extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture. With many illustrative examples, insightful migration patterns, and a bevy of practical advice to transition your monolith enterprise into a microservice operation, this practical guide covers multiple scenarios and strategies for a successful migration, from initial planning all the way through application and database decomposition. You'll learn several tried and tested patterns and techniques that you can use as you migrate your existing architecture. Ideal for organizations looking to transition to microservices, rather than rebuild Helps companies determine whether to migrate, when to migrate, and where to begin Addresses communication, integration, and the migration of legacy systems Discusses multiple migration patterns and where they apply Provides database migration examples, along with synchronization strategies Explores application decomposition, including several architectural refactoring patterns Delves into details of database decomposition, including the impact of breaking referential and transactional integrity, new failure modes, and more

Storytelling in Design (Paperback): Anna Dahlstrom Storytelling in Design (Paperback)
Anna Dahlstrom
R784 R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Save R144 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

With the wide variety of devices, touch points, and channels in use, your ability to control how people navigate your well-crafted experiences is fading. Yet it's still important to understand where people are in their journey if you're to deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device. This practical guide shows you how storytelling can make a powerful difference in product design. Author Anna Dahlstroem details the many ways you can use storytelling in your projects and throughout your organization. By applying tried-and-tested principles from film and fiction to the context of design and business, you'll learn to create great product experiences. Learn how the anatomy of a great story can make a difference in product design Explore how traditional storytelling principles, tools, and methods relate to key product design aspects Understand how purposeful storytelling helps tell the right story and move people into action Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your work

Introduction to systems development: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback): V. van Dyk, R. Bey-Miller Introduction to systems development: Fet level 2: Textbook (Paperback)
V. van Dyk, R. Bey-Miller
R353 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R57 (16%) Shipped within 9 - 14 working days
Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition): Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey... Kubernetes: Up and Running - Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower
R1,319 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R472 (36%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes

IT Architecture For Dummies (Paperback): Kalani Kirk Hausman, Susan L. Cook IT Architecture For Dummies (Paperback)
Kalani Kirk Hausman, Susan L. Cook
R610 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R193 (32%) In stock

A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture

Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work in sync with business procedures.

Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains the business value behind IT architecture and provides you with an action plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in an organization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizations face as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business's productivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of the elements that are required to plan and create an architecture that meets specific business goals.Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and business skills that focuses on business optimization, business architecture, performance management, and organizational structureUncovers and examines every topic within IT architecture including network, system, data, services, application, and moreAddresses the challenges that organizations face when attempting to use information technology to enable profitability and business continuity

While companies look to technology more than ever to enhance productivity, you should look to "IT Architecture For Dummies" for guidance in this field.

Site Reliability Engineering (Paperback): Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, Niall Richard Murphy Site Reliability Engineering (Paperback)
Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, Niall Richard Murphy
R1,220 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R512 (42%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The overwhelming majority of a software system's lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google's Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You'll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient-lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction-Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles-Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices-Understand the theory and practice of an SRE's day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management-Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

Mapping Experiences (Paperback): James Kalbach Mapping Experiences (Paperback)
James Kalbach
R781 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R256 (33%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Customers who have inconsistent, broken experiences with products and services are understandably frustrated. But it's worse when people inside these companies can't pinpoint the problem because they're too focused on business processes. This practical book shows your company how to use alignment diagrams to turn valuable customer observations into actionable insight. With this unique tool, you can visually map your existing customer experience and envision future solutions. Product and brand managers, marketing specialists, and business owners will learn how experience diagramming can help determine where business goals and customer perspectives intersect. Once you're armed with this data, you can provide users with real value. Mapping Experiences is divided into three parts: Understand the underlying principles of diagramming, and discover how these diagrams can inform strategy Learn how to create diagrams with the four iterative modes in the mapping process: setting up a mapping initiative, investigating the evidence, visualizing the process, and using diagrams in workshops and experiments See key diagrams in action, including service blueprints, customer journey maps, experience maps, mental models, and spatial maps and ecosystem models

Developing Analytic Talent - Becoming a Data Scientist (Paperback): Vincent Granville Developing Analytic Talent - Becoming a Data Scientist (Paperback)
Vincent Granville
R751 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R246 (33%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Learn what it takes to succeed in the the most in-demand tech job Harvard Business Review calls it the sexiest tech job of the 21st century. Data scientists are in demand, and this unique book shows you exactly what employers want and the skill set that separates the quality data scientist from other talented IT professionals. Data science involves extracting, creating, and processing data to turn it into business value. With over 15 years of big data, predictive modeling, and business analytics experience, author Vincent Granville is no stranger to data science. In this one-of-a-kind guide, he provides insight into the essential data science skills, such as statistics and visualization techniques, and covers everything from analytical recipes and data science tricks to common job interview questions, sample resumes, and source code. The applications are endless and varied: automatically detecting spam and plagiarism, optimizing bid prices in keyword advertising, identifying new molecules to fight cancer, assessing the risk of meteorite impact. Complete with case studies, this book is a must, whether you're looking to become a data scientist or to hire one. * Explains the finer points of data science, the required skills, and how to acquire them, including analytical recipes, standard rules, source code, and a dictionary of terms * Shows what companies are looking for and how the growing importance of big data has increased the demand for data scientists * Features job interview questions, sample resumes, salary surveys, and examples of job ads * Case studies explore how data science is used on Wall Street, in botnet detection, for online advertising, and in many other business-critical situations Developing Analytic Talent: Becoming a Data Scientist is essential reading for those aspiring to this hot career choice and for employers seeking the best candidates.

Mastering Spark with R - The Complete Guide to Large-Scale Analysis and Modeling (Paperback): Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, Edgar... Mastering Spark with R - The Complete Guide to Large-Scale Analysis and Modeling (Paperback)
Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, Edgar Ruiz
R953 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R328 (34%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

If you're like most R users, you have deep knowledge and love for statistics. But as your organization continues to collect huge amounts of data, adding tools such as Apache Spark makes a lot of sense. With this practical book, data scientists and professionals working with large-scale data applications will learn how to use Spark from R to tackle big data and big compute problems. Authors Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, and Edgar Ruiz show you how to use R with Spark to solve different data analysis problems. This book covers relevant data science topics, cluster computing, and issues that should interest even the most advanced users. Analyze, explore, transform, and visualize data in Apache Spark with R Create statistical models to extract information and predict outcomes; automate the process in production-ready workflows Perform analysis and modeling across many machines using distributed computing techniques Use large-scale data from multiple sources and different formats with ease from within Spark Learn about alternative modeling frameworks for graph processing, geospatial analysis, and genomics at scale Dive into advanced topics including custom transformations, real-time data processing, and creating custom Spark extensions

Logic in Computer Science - Modelling and Reasoning about Systems (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Michael Huth, Mark Ryan Logic in Computer Science - Modelling and Reasoning about Systems (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael Huth, Mark Ryan
R1,153 Discovery Miles 11 530 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Recent years have seen the development of powerful tools for verifying hardware and software systems, as companies worldwide realise the need for improved means of validating their products. There is increasing demand for training in basic methods in formal reasoning so that students can gain proficiency in logic-based verification methods. The second edition of this successful textbook addresses both those requirements, by continuing to provide a clear introduction to formal reasoning which is both relevant to the needs of modern computer science and rigorous enough for practical application. Improvements to the first edition have been made throughout, with extra and expanded sections on SAT solvers, existential/universal second-order logic, micro-models, programming by contract and total correctness. The coverage of model-checking has been substantially updated. Further exercises have been added. Internet support for the book includes worked solutions for all exercises for teachers, and model solutions to some exercises for students.

Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing - 20th International Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 25-29, 2014, Proceedings... Euro-Par 2014: Parallel Processing - 20th International Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 25-29, 2014, Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Fernando Silva, Vitor Santos Costa
R2,037 R1,832 Discovery Miles 18 320 Save R205 (10%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Euro-Par 2014, held in Porto, Portugal, in August 2014. The 68 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 267 submissions. The papers are organized in 15 topical sections: support tools environments; performance prediction and evaluation; scheduling and load balancing; high-performance architectures and compilers; parallel and distributed data management; grid, cluster and cloud computing; green high performance computing; distributed systems and algorithms; parallel and distributed programming; parallel numerical algorithms; multicore and manycore programming; theory and algorithms for parallel computation; high performance networks and communication; high performance and scientific applications; and GPU and accelerator computing.

Dynamic Force Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Recognition (Hardcover): Anna Rita Bizzarri, Salvatore Cannistraro Dynamic Force Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Recognition (Hardcover)
Anna Rita Bizzarri, Salvatore Cannistraro
R2,902 Discovery Miles 29 020 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Molecular recognition, also known as biorecognition, is the heart of all biological interactions. Originating from protein stretching experiments, dynamic force spectroscopy (DFS) allows for the extraction of detailed information on the unbinding process of biomolecular complexes. It is becoming progressively more important in biochemical studies and is finding wider applications in areas such as biophysics and polymer science. In six chapters, Dynamic Force Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Recognition covers the most recent ideas and advances in the field of DFS applied to biorecognition:

  • Chapter 1: Reviews the basic and novel aspects of biorecognition and discusses the emerging capabilities of single-molecule techniques to disclose kinetic properties and molecular mechanisms usually hidden in bulk measurements
  • Chapter 2: Describes the basic principle of atomic force microsocopy (AFM) and DFS, with particular attention to instrumental and theoretical aspects more strictly related to the study of biomolecules
  • Chapter 3: Overviews the theoretical background in which experimental data taken in nonequilibrum measurements of biomolecular unbinding forces are extrapolated to equilibrium conditions
  • Chapter 4: Reviews the most common and efficient strategies adopted in DFS experiments to immobilize the interacting biomolecules to the AFM tip and to the substrate
  • Chapter 5: Presents and discusses the most representative aspects related to the analysis of DFS data and the challenges of integrating well-defined criteria to calibrate data in automatic routinary procedures
  • Chapter 6 Overviews the most relevant DFS applications to study biorecognition processes, including the biotin/avidin pair, and selected results on various biological complexes, including antigen/antibody, proteins/DNA, and complexes involved in adhesion processes
  • Chapter 7 Summarizes the main results obtained by DFS applied to study biorecognition processes with forthcoming theoretical and experimental advances

Although DFS is a widespread, worldwide technique, no books focused on this subject have been available until now. Dynamic Force Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Recognition provides the state of the art of experimental data analysis and theoretical procedures, making it a useful tool for researchers applying DFS to study biorecognition processes.

Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging (Hardcover): Dara L. Kraitchman, Joseph c. Wu Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging (Hardcover)
Dara L. Kraitchman, Joseph c. Wu
R2,916 Discovery Miles 29 160 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Stem Cell Labeling for Delivery and Tracking Using Noninvasive Imaging provides a comprehensive overview of cell therapy imaging, ranging from the basic biology of cell therapeutic choices to the preclinical and clinical applications of cell therapy. It emphasizes the use of medical imaging for therapeutic delivery/targeting, cell tracking, and determining therapeutic efficacy. The book first presents background information and insight on the major classes of stem and progenitor cells. It then describes the main imaging modalities and state-of-the-art techniques that are currently employed for stem cell tracking. In the final chapters, leading scholars offer clinical perspectives on existing and potential uses of stem cells as well as the impact of image-guided delivery and tracking in major organ systems. Through clear descriptions and color images, this volume illustrates how noninvasive imaging is used to track stem cells as they repair damaged tissue in the body. With contributions from some of the most prominent preclinical and clinical researchers in the field, the book helps readers to understand the evolving concepts of stem cell labeling and tracking as the field continues to move forward.

Methods and  Algorithms in Navigation - Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (Paperback): Adam Weintrit, Tomasz... Methods and Algorithms in Navigation - Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (Paperback)
Adam Weintrit, Tomasz Neumann
R1,911 Discovery Miles 19 110 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of Methods and Algorithms in Navigation and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Navigational Systems and Simulators - Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (Paperback): Adam Weintrit Navigational Systems and Simulators - Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (Paperback)
Adam Weintrit
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of Navigational Systems and Simulators and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Real-Time Embedded Systems - Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking (Hardcover): Meikang Qiu, Jiayin Li Real-Time Embedded Systems - Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking (Hardcover)
Meikang Qiu, Jiayin Li
R2,349 Discovery Miles 23 490 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Ubiquitous in today's consumer-driven society, embedded systems use microprocessors that are hidden in our everyday products and designed to perform specific tasks. Effective use of these embedded systems requires engineers to be proficient in all phases of this effort, from planning, design, and analysis to manufacturing and marketing. Taking a systems-level approach, Real-Time Embedded Systems: Optimization, Synthesis, and Networking describes the field from three distinct aspects that make up the three major trends in current embedded system design. The first section of the text examines optimization in real-time embedded systems. The authors present scheduling algorithms in multi-core embedded systems, instruct on a robust measurement against the inaccurate information that can exist in embedded systems, and discuss potential problems of heterogeneous optimization. The second section focuses on synthesis-level approaches for embedded systems, including a scheduling algorithm for phase change memory and scratch pad memory and a treatment of thermal-aware multiprocessor synthesis technology. The final section looks at networking with a focus on task scheduling in both a wireless sensor network and cloud computing. It examines the merging of networking and embedded systems and the resulting evolution of a new type of system known as the cyber physical system (CPS). Encouraging readers to discover how the computer interacts with its environment, Real-Time Embedded Systems provides a sound introduction to the design, manufacturing, marketing, and future directions of this important tool.

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology (Hardcover): Robert Splinter Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology (Hardcover)
Robert Splinter
R3,830 Discovery Miles 38 300 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In considering ways that physics has helped advance biology and medicine, what typically comes to mind are the various tools used by researchers and clinicians. We think of the optics put to work in microscopes, endoscopes, and lasers; the advanced diagnostics permitted through magnetic, x-ray, and ultrasound imaging; and even the nanotools, that allow us to tinker with molecules. We build these instruments in accordance with the closest thing to absolute truths we know, the laws of physics, but seldom do we apply those same constants of physics to the study of our own carbon-based beings, such as fluidics applied to the flow of blood, or the laws of motion and energy applied to working muscle. Instead of considering one aspect or the other, Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology explores the full gamut of physics' relationship to biology and medicine in more than 40 chapters, written by experts from the lab to the clinic. The book begins with a basic description of specific biological features and delves into the physics of explicit anatomical structures starting with the cell. Later chapters look at the body's senses, organs, and systems, continuing to explain biological functions in the language of physics. The text then details various analytical modalities such as imaging and diagnostic methods. A final section turns to future perspectives related to tissue engineering, including the biophysics of prostheses and regenerative medicine. The editor's approach throughout is to address the major healthcare challenges, including tissue engineering and reproductive medicine, as well as development of artificial organs and prosthetic devices. The contents are organized by organ type and biological function, which is given a clear description in terms of electric, mechanical, thermodynamic, and hydrodynamic properties. In addition to the physical descriptions, each chapter discusses principles of related clinical diagnostic method

Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems (Hardcover): Jan F. Groote, Mohammad Reza Mousavi Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems (Hardcover)
Jan F. Groote, Mohammad Reza Mousavi
R1,075 Discovery Miles 10 750 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Rigorous theory and real-world applications for modeling and analysis of the behavior of complex communicating computer systems Complex communicating computer systems-computers connected by data networks and in constant communication with their environments-do not always behave as expected. This book introduces behavioral modeling, a rigorous approach to behavioral specification and verification of concurrent and distributed systems. It is among the very few techniques capable of modeling systems interaction at a level of abstraction sufficient for the interaction to be understood and analyzed. Offering both a mathematically grounded theory and real-world applications, the book is suitable for classroom use and as a reference for system architects. The book covers the foundation of behavioral modeling using process algebra, transition systems, abstract data types, and modal logics. Exercises and examples augment the theoretical discussion. The book introduces a modeling language, mCRL2, that enables concise descriptions of even the most intricate distributed algorithms and protocols. Using behavioral axioms and such proof methods as confluence, cones, and foci, readers will learn how to prove such algorithms equal to their specifications. Specifications in mCRL2 can be simulated, visualized, or verified against their requirements. An extensive mCRL2 toolset for mechanically verifying the requirements is freely available online; this toolset has been successfully used to design and analyze industrial software that ranges from healthcare applications to particle accelerators at CERN. Appendixes offer material on equations and notation as well as exercise solutions.

Semantic Software Design - A New Theory and Practical Guide for Modern Architects (Paperback): Eben Hewitt Semantic Software Design - A New Theory and Practical Guide for Modern Architects (Paperback)
Eben Hewitt
R972 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R342 (35%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

With this practical book, architects, CTOs, and CIOs will learn a set of patterns for the practice of architecture, including analysis, documentation, and communication. Author Eben Hewitt shows you how to create holistic and thoughtful technology plans, communicate them clearly, lead people toward the vision, and become a great architect or Chief Architect. This book covers each key aspect of architecture comprehensively, including how to incorporate business architecture, information architecture, data architecture, application (software) architecture together to have the best chance for the system's success. Get a practical set of proven architecture practices focused on shipping great products using architecture Learn how architecture works effectively with development teams, management, and product management teams through the value chain Find updated special coverage on machine learning architecture Get usable templates to start incorporating into your teams immediately Incorporate business architecture, information architecture, data architecture, and application (software) architecture together

Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines (Hardcover, 3rd): Richard C. Dorf Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines (Hardcover, 3rd)
Richard C. Dorf
R2,966 Discovery Miles 29 660 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In two editions spanning more than a decade, The Electrical Engineering Handbook stands as the definitive reference to the multidisciplinary field of electrical engineering. Our knowledge continues to grow, and so does the Handbook. For the third edition, it has expanded into a set of six books carefully focused on a specialized area or field of study. Each book represents a concise yet definitive collection of key concepts, models, and equations in its respective domain, thoughtfully gathered for convenient access. Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines explores in detail the fields of energy devices, machines, and systems as well as control systems. It provides all of the fundamental concepts needed for thorough, in-depth understanding of each area and devotes special attention to the emerging area of embedded systems. Each article includes defining terms, references, and sources of further information. Encompassing the work of the world's foremost experts in their respective specialties, Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines features the latest developments, the broadest scope of coverage, and new material on human-computer interaction.

Fundamentals of Information Theory and Coding Design (Hardcover): Roberto Togneri, Christopher J. S. Desilva Fundamentals of Information Theory and Coding Design (Hardcover)
Roberto Togneri, Christopher J. S. Desilva
R2,254 Discovery Miles 22 540 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Books on information theory and coding have proliferated over the last few years, but few succeed in covering the fundamentals without losing students in mathematical abstraction. Even fewer build the essential theoretical framework when presenting algorithms and implementation details of modern coding systems.

Without abandoning the theoretical foundations, Fundamentals of Information Theory and Coding Design presents working algorithms and implementations that can be used to design and create real systems. The emphasis is on the underlying concepts governing information theory and the mathematical basis for modern coding systems, but the authors also provide the practical details of important codes like Reed-Solomon, BCH, and Turbo codes. Also setting this text apart are discussions on the cascading of information channels and the additivity of information, the details of arithmetic coding, and the connection between coding of extensions and Markov modelling.

Complete, balanced coverage, an outstanding format, and a wealth of examples and exercises make this an outstanding text for upper-level students in computer science, mathematics, and engineering and a valuable reference for telecommunications engineers and coding theory researchers.

The Future of National Infrastructure - A System-of-Systems Approach (Hardcover): Jim W. Hall, Martino Tran, Adrian J.... The Future of National Infrastructure - A System-of-Systems Approach (Hardcover)
Jim W. Hall, Martino Tran, Adrian J. Hickford, Robert J. Nicholls
R2,172 Discovery Miles 21 720 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Infrastructure forms the economic backbone of modern society. It is a key determinant of economic competitiveness, social well-being and environmental sustainability. Yet infrastructure systems (energy, transport, water, waste and ICT) in advanced economies globally face serious challenges. For the first time, a leading team of researchers sets out a systematic approach to making long-term choices about national infrastructure systems. Great Britain is used as a case study to demonstrate how the methodologies and accompanying models can be effectively applied in a national infrastructure assessment. Lessons and insights for other industrialised nations and emerging economies are highlighted, demonstrating practical scenarios for delivering infrastructure services in a wide range of future socio-economic and environmental conditions. The Future of National Infrastructure provides practitioners, policy-makers, and academics with the concepts, models and tools needed to identify and test robust, sustainable, and resilient strategies for the provision of national infrastructure.

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