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Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications
$355.79

This book collects the proceedings of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 conference held in Lyon, France. Contributed papers by over 40 researchers representing the state of the art in parallel CFD and architecture from Asia, Europe, and North America examine major developments in (1) block-structured grid and boundary methods to simulate flows over moving bodies, (2) specific methods for optimization in Aerodynamics Design, (3) innovative parallel algorithms and numerical solvers, such as scalable algebraic multilevel preconditioners and the acceleration of iterative solutions, (4) software frameworks and component architectures for parallelism, (5) large scale computing and parallel efficiencies in the industrial context, (6) lattice Boltzmann and SPH methods, and (7) applications in the environment, biofluids, and nuclear engineering.

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
$324.00

This edited book gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in authoring systems and authoring tools for advanced technology instructional systems. It includes descriptions of fifteen systems and research projects from almost every significant effort in the field. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers and advanced students working in education, instructional technology and computer-based education, psychology, cognitive science and computer science.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$231.19

Binding: Hardcover Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 632 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion
$229.00

Rosetta Stone Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specifically designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone Homeschool is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don’t speak the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

Business Component-based Software Engineering

Business Component-based Software Engineering
$201.98

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is becoming one of the great concerns of researchers and practitioners within the academic areas of computer science and the software industry. After the focus on object-oriented programming, design and modelling during the 90’s, reuse and reusability of software entities is nowadays slowed down by new factors. The size of components, their deployment capability, their compatibility and interoperability features in order to be incorporated into heterogeneous cooperative environments, their faults tolerance, and above all, their ability to fulfill performance conditions, are critical expectations of software engineers. Despite the maturity of the component market and some available results coming from academic research, software engineering and as a result CBSE, remain somehow, a backward discipline, since no modern technique of component composition has been recognized as satisfactory. Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
$180.00

As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond d104 focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

The Musical Art of Synthesis

The Musical Art of Synthesis
$173.00

Key Features and Benefits: This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipesUsing a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures
$172.18

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way. "Agile Software Architecture" focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods. Presents a consolidated view of the state-of-art and state-of-practice as well as the newest research findings Identifies gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox Explains whether or not and how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other depending upon the context Provides useful leads for future research in both architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches, which incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)
$168.04

This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place."

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software
$163.62

Based in both rigorous theoretical work and case studies of software and network usage and installation, this book explores the idea that disruption and disorder are essential to the dynamic composition of contemporary Information Society. It covers topics ranging from organizational and social control to virtual communites and digital art, providing a panoramic view of the anomalies, contradictions, and social dynamics of the information society.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods
$160.27

The presence of non-linearities, such as stiction and deadband, places limits on the performance of control valves. Indeed, in the process industries, stiction is the most common valve problem, and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB(r)-based software can be downloaded from www. ualberta. ca/ bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection diagnosis;, stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing. Industry-based engineers will find the book to be valuable guidance in increasing the performance of their control loops while academic researchers and graduate students interested in control performance and fault detection will discover a wealth of static-friction-related research and useful algorithms.

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
$160.00

This work sets out to provide a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. The text focuses on the use of libraries and abstractions, which are essential to modern programming

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems
$158.37

Binding: Hardcover Author: Greg Utas Language: English Publication Date: 2005-01-14 Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Wiley Learn How To Design Scalable, Robust Software For Cutting-Edge Communications Products㢠Carrier-Grade Software Must Satisfy The Stringent Quality Requirements Of Network Operators Whose Systems Provide Mission-Critical Communications Services. This Book Describes Proven Carrier-Grade Software Techniques Used In Flagship Products Designed By Industry Leaders Such As Lucent, Nortel, And Ericsson. In The Age Of 24/7, Software Robustness Is A Competitive Advantage. This Authoritative Guide For Software Engineers, Managers, And Testers Of Products That Face Carrier-Grade Requirements Helps You To Develop State-Of-The-Art Software That Will Give You An Edge In Todayã¢S Marketplace. Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability And Scalability For Carrier-Grade Systems Offers Advice On Choosing The Right Technologies For Building Reliable Software Incorporates Real-World Examples And Design Rationales When Describing How To Construct Robust, Embedded Software For Communications Systems Presents A Comprehensive Set Of Carrier-Grade Design Patterns That Help You To Meet Extreme Availability, Reliability, Scalability, And Capacity Requirements Gives Advice On How To Protect Against And Recover From Software Faults Discusses System Installation, Operability, Maintenance, And On-Site Debugging

Ontology-driven Software Development

Ontology-driven Software Development
$155.18

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies. The book will help you: Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models. Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement. Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language. Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports. This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$152.81

Binding: Paperback Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 630 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art
$149.99

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi-Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results
$149.99

Automatic Performance Tuning is a new software paradigm which enables software to be high performance in any computing environment. Its methodologies have been developed over the past decade, and it is now rapidly growing in terms of its scope and applica

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices
$145.00

Computational nanoelectronics is an emerging multi-disciplinary field covering condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and electronic engineering. In recent decades, a few state-of-the-art software packages have been developed to carry out first-principle atomistic device simulations. Nevertheless those packages are either black boxes (commercial codes) or accessible only to very limited users (private research codes). The purpose of this book is to open one of the commercial black boxes, and to demonstrate the complete procedure from theoretical derivation, to numerical implementation, all the way to device simulation. Meanwhile the affiliated source code constitutes an open platform for new researchers. This is the first book of its kind. We hope the book will make a modest contribution to the field of computational nanoelectronics

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications
$355.79

This book collects the proceedings of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 conference held in Lyon, France. Contributed papers by over 40 researchers representing the state of the art in parallel CFD and architecture from Asia, Europe, and North America examine major developments in (1) block-structured grid and boundary methods to simulate flows over moving bodies, (2) specific methods for optimization in Aerodynamics Design, (3) innovative parallel algorithms and numerical solvers, such as scalable algebraic multilevel preconditioners and the acceleration of iterative solutions, (4) software frameworks and component architectures for parallelism, (5) large scale computing and parallel efficiencies in the industrial context, (6) lattice Boltzmann and SPH methods, and (7) applications in the environment, biofluids, and nuclear engineering.

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
$324.00

This edited book gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in authoring systems and authoring tools for advanced technology instructional systems. It includes descriptions of fifteen systems and research projects from almost every significant effort in the field. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers and advanced students working in education, instructional technology and computer-based education, psychology, cognitive science and computer science.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$231.19

Binding: Hardcover Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 632 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion
$229.00

Rosetta Stone Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specifically designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone Homeschool is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don’t speak the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

Business Component-based Software Engineering

Business Component-based Software Engineering
$201.98

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is becoming one of the great concerns of researchers and practitioners within the academic areas of computer science and the software industry. After the focus on object-oriented programming, design and modelling during the 90’s, reuse and reusability of software entities is nowadays slowed down by new factors. The size of components, their deployment capability, their compatibility and interoperability features in order to be incorporated into heterogeneous cooperative environments, their faults tolerance, and above all, their ability to fulfill performance conditions, are critical expectations of software engineers. Despite the maturity of the component market and some available results coming from academic research, software engineering and as a result CBSE, remain somehow, a backward discipline, since no modern technique of component composition has been recognized as satisfactory. Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
$180.00

As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond d104 focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

The Musical Art of Synthesis

The Musical Art of Synthesis
$173.00

Key Features and Benefits: This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipesUsing a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures
$172.18

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way. "Agile Software Architecture" focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods. Presents a consolidated view of the state-of-art and state-of-practice as well as the newest research findings Identifies gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox Explains whether or not and how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other depending upon the context Provides useful leads for future research in both architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches, which incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)
$168.04

This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place."

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software
$163.62

Based in both rigorous theoretical work and case studies of software and network usage and installation, this book explores the idea that disruption and disorder are essential to the dynamic composition of contemporary Information Society. It covers topics ranging from organizational and social control to virtual communites and digital art, providing a panoramic view of the anomalies, contradictions, and social dynamics of the information society.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods
$160.27

The presence of non-linearities, such as stiction and deadband, places limits on the performance of control valves. Indeed, in the process industries, stiction is the most common valve problem, and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB(r)-based software can be downloaded from www. ualberta. ca/ bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection diagnosis;, stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing. Industry-based engineers will find the book to be valuable guidance in increasing the performance of their control loops while academic researchers and graduate students interested in control performance and fault detection will discover a wealth of static-friction-related research and useful algorithms.

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
$160.00

This work sets out to provide a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. The text focuses on the use of libraries and abstractions, which are essential to modern programming

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems
$158.37

Binding: Hardcover Author: Greg Utas Language: English Publication Date: 2005-01-14 Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Wiley Learn How To Design Scalable, Robust Software For Cutting-Edge Communications Products㢠Carrier-Grade Software Must Satisfy The Stringent Quality Requirements Of Network Operators Whose Systems Provide Mission-Critical Communications Services. This Book Describes Proven Carrier-Grade Software Techniques Used In Flagship Products Designed By Industry Leaders Such As Lucent, Nortel, And Ericsson. In The Age Of 24/7, Software Robustness Is A Competitive Advantage. This Authoritative Guide For Software Engineers, Managers, And Testers Of Products That Face Carrier-Grade Requirements Helps You To Develop State-Of-The-Art Software That Will Give You An Edge In Todayã¢S Marketplace. Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability And Scalability For Carrier-Grade Systems Offers Advice On Choosing The Right Technologies For Building Reliable Software Incorporates Real-World Examples And Design Rationales When Describing How To Construct Robust, Embedded Software For Communications Systems Presents A Comprehensive Set Of Carrier-Grade Design Patterns That Help You To Meet Extreme Availability, Reliability, Scalability, And Capacity Requirements Gives Advice On How To Protect Against And Recover From Software Faults Discusses System Installation, Operability, Maintenance, And On-Site Debugging

Ontology-driven Software Development

Ontology-driven Software Development
$155.18

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies. The book will help you: Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models. Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement. Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language. Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports. This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$152.81

Binding: Paperback Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 630 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art
$149.99

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi-Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results
$149.99

Automatic Performance Tuning is a new software paradigm which enables software to be high performance in any computing environment. Its methodologies have been developed over the past decade, and it is now rapidly growing in terms of its scope and applica

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices
$145.00

Computational nanoelectronics is an emerging multi-disciplinary field covering condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and electronic engineering. In recent decades, a few state-of-the-art software packages have been developed to carry out first-principle atomistic device simulations. Nevertheless those packages are either black boxes (commercial codes) or accessible only to very limited users (private research codes). The purpose of this book is to open one of the commercial black boxes, and to demonstrate the complete procedure from theoretical derivation, to numerical implementation, all the way to device simulation. Meanwhile the affiliated source code constitutes an open platform for new researchers. This is the first book of its kind. We hope the book will make a modest contribution to the field of computational nanoelectronics

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications
$355.79

This book collects the proceedings of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 conference held in Lyon, France. Contributed papers by over 40 researchers representing the state of the art in parallel CFD and architecture from Asia, Europe, and North America examine major developments in (1) block-structured grid and boundary methods to simulate flows over moving bodies, (2) specific methods for optimization in Aerodynamics Design, (3) innovative parallel algorithms and numerical solvers, such as scalable algebraic multilevel preconditioners and the acceleration of iterative solutions, (4) software frameworks and component architectures for parallelism, (5) large scale computing and parallel efficiencies in the industrial context, (6) lattice Boltzmann and SPH methods, and (7) applications in the environment, biofluids, and nuclear engineering.

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
$324.00

This edited book gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in authoring systems and authoring tools for advanced technology instructional systems. It includes descriptions of fifteen systems and research projects from almost every significant effort in the field. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers and advanced students working in education, instructional technology and computer-based education, psychology, cognitive science and computer science.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$231.19

Binding: Hardcover Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 632 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion
$229.00

Rosetta Stone Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specifically designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone Homeschool is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don’t speak the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

Business Component-based Software Engineering

Business Component-based Software Engineering
$201.98

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is becoming one of the great concerns of researchers and practitioners within the academic areas of computer science and the software industry. After the focus on object-oriented programming, design and modelling during the 90’s, reuse and reusability of software entities is nowadays slowed down by new factors. The size of components, their deployment capability, their compatibility and interoperability features in order to be incorporated into heterogeneous cooperative environments, their faults tolerance, and above all, their ability to fulfill performance conditions, are critical expectations of software engineers. Despite the maturity of the component market and some available results coming from academic research, software engineering and as a result CBSE, remain somehow, a backward discipline, since no modern technique of component composition has been recognized as satisfactory. Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
$180.00

As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond d104 focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

The Musical Art of Synthesis

The Musical Art of Synthesis
$173.00

Key Features and Benefits: This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipesUsing a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures
$172.18

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way. "Agile Software Architecture" focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods. Presents a consolidated view of the state-of-art and state-of-practice as well as the newest research findings Identifies gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox Explains whether or not and how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other depending upon the context Provides useful leads for future research in both architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches, which incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)
$168.04

This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place."

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software
$163.62

Based in both rigorous theoretical work and case studies of software and network usage and installation, this book explores the idea that disruption and disorder are essential to the dynamic composition of contemporary Information Society. It covers topics ranging from organizational and social control to virtual communites and digital art, providing a panoramic view of the anomalies, contradictions, and social dynamics of the information society.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods
$160.27

The presence of non-linearities, such as stiction and deadband, places limits on the performance of control valves. Indeed, in the process industries, stiction is the most common valve problem, and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB(r)-based software can be downloaded from www. ualberta. ca/ bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection diagnosis;, stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing. Industry-based engineers will find the book to be valuable guidance in increasing the performance of their control loops while academic researchers and graduate students interested in control performance and fault detection will discover a wealth of static-friction-related research and useful algorithms.

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
$160.00

This work sets out to provide a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. The text focuses on the use of libraries and abstractions, which are essential to modern programming

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems
$158.37

Binding: Hardcover Author: Greg Utas Language: English Publication Date: 2005-01-14 Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Wiley Learn How To Design Scalable, Robust Software For Cutting-Edge Communications Products㢠Carrier-Grade Software Must Satisfy The Stringent Quality Requirements Of Network Operators Whose Systems Provide Mission-Critical Communications Services. This Book Describes Proven Carrier-Grade Software Techniques Used In Flagship Products Designed By Industry Leaders Such As Lucent, Nortel, And Ericsson. In The Age Of 24/7, Software Robustness Is A Competitive Advantage. This Authoritative Guide For Software Engineers, Managers, And Testers Of Products That Face Carrier-Grade Requirements Helps You To Develop State-Of-The-Art Software That Will Give You An Edge In Todayã¢S Marketplace. Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability And Scalability For Carrier-Grade Systems Offers Advice On Choosing The Right Technologies For Building Reliable Software Incorporates Real-World Examples And Design Rationales When Describing How To Construct Robust, Embedded Software For Communications Systems Presents A Comprehensive Set Of Carrier-Grade Design Patterns That Help You To Meet Extreme Availability, Reliability, Scalability, And Capacity Requirements Gives Advice On How To Protect Against And Recover From Software Faults Discusses System Installation, Operability, Maintenance, And On-Site Debugging

Ontology-driven Software Development

Ontology-driven Software Development
$155.18

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies. The book will help you: Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models. Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement. Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language. Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports. This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$152.81

Binding: Paperback Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 630 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art
$149.99

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi-Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results
$149.99

Automatic Performance Tuning is a new software paradigm which enables software to be high performance in any computing environment. Its methodologies have been developed over the past decade, and it is now rapidly growing in terms of its scope and applica

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices
$145.00

Computational nanoelectronics is an emerging multi-disciplinary field covering condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and electronic engineering. In recent decades, a few state-of-the-art software packages have been developed to carry out first-principle atomistic device simulations. Nevertheless those packages are either black boxes (commercial codes) or accessible only to very limited users (private research codes). The purpose of this book is to open one of the commercial black boxes, and to demonstrate the complete procedure from theoretical derivation, to numerical implementation, all the way to device simulation. Meanwhile the affiliated source code constitutes an open platform for new researchers. This is the first book of its kind. We hope the book will make a modest contribution to the field of computational nanoelectronics

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications
$355.79

This book collects the proceedings of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 conference held in Lyon, France. Contributed papers by over 40 researchers representing the state of the art in parallel CFD and architecture from Asia, Europe, and North America examine major developments in (1) block-structured grid and boundary methods to simulate flows over moving bodies, (2) specific methods for optimization in Aerodynamics Design, (3) innovative parallel algorithms and numerical solvers, such as scalable algebraic multilevel preconditioners and the acceleration of iterative solutions, (4) software frameworks and component architectures for parallelism, (5) large scale computing and parallel efficiencies in the industrial context, (6) lattice Boltzmann and SPH methods, and (7) applications in the environment, biofluids, and nuclear engineering.

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
$324.00

This edited book gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in authoring systems and authoring tools for advanced technology instructional systems. It includes descriptions of fifteen systems and research projects from almost every significant effort in the field. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers and advanced students working in education, instructional technology and computer-based education, psychology, cognitive science and computer science.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$231.19

Binding: Hardcover Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 632 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion
$229.00

Rosetta Stone Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specifically designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone Homeschool is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don’t speak the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

Business Component-based Software Engineering

Business Component-based Software Engineering
$201.98

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is becoming one of the great concerns of researchers and practitioners within the academic areas of computer science and the software industry. After the focus on object-oriented programming, design and modelling during the 90’s, reuse and reusability of software entities is nowadays slowed down by new factors. The size of components, their deployment capability, their compatibility and interoperability features in order to be incorporated into heterogeneous cooperative environments, their faults tolerance, and above all, their ability to fulfill performance conditions, are critical expectations of software engineers. Despite the maturity of the component market and some available results coming from academic research, software engineering and as a result CBSE, remain somehow, a backward discipline, since no modern technique of component composition has been recognized as satisfactory. Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
$180.00

As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond d104 focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

The Musical Art of Synthesis

The Musical Art of Synthesis
$173.00

Key Features and Benefits: This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipesUsing a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures
$172.18

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way. "Agile Software Architecture" focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods. Presents a consolidated view of the state-of-art and state-of-practice as well as the newest research findings Identifies gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox Explains whether or not and how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other depending upon the context Provides useful leads for future research in both architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches, which incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)
$168.04

This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place."

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software
$163.62

Based in both rigorous theoretical work and case studies of software and network usage and installation, this book explores the idea that disruption and disorder are essential to the dynamic composition of contemporary Information Society. It covers topics ranging from organizational and social control to virtual communites and digital art, providing a panoramic view of the anomalies, contradictions, and social dynamics of the information society.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods
$160.27

The presence of non-linearities, such as stiction and deadband, places limits on the performance of control valves. Indeed, in the process industries, stiction is the most common valve problem, and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB(r)-based software can be downloaded from www. ualberta. ca/ bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection diagnosis;, stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing. Industry-based engineers will find the book to be valuable guidance in increasing the performance of their control loops while academic researchers and graduate students interested in control performance and fault detection will discover a wealth of static-friction-related research and useful algorithms.

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
$160.00

This work sets out to provide a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. The text focuses on the use of libraries and abstractions, which are essential to modern programming

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems
$158.37

Binding: Hardcover Author: Greg Utas Language: English Publication Date: 2005-01-14 Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Wiley Learn How To Design Scalable, Robust Software For Cutting-Edge Communications Products㢠Carrier-Grade Software Must Satisfy The Stringent Quality Requirements Of Network Operators Whose Systems Provide Mission-Critical Communications Services. This Book Describes Proven Carrier-Grade Software Techniques Used In Flagship Products Designed By Industry Leaders Such As Lucent, Nortel, And Ericsson. In The Age Of 24/7, Software Robustness Is A Competitive Advantage. This Authoritative Guide For Software Engineers, Managers, And Testers Of Products That Face Carrier-Grade Requirements Helps You To Develop State-Of-The-Art Software That Will Give You An Edge In Todayã¢S Marketplace. Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability And Scalability For Carrier-Grade Systems Offers Advice On Choosing The Right Technologies For Building Reliable Software Incorporates Real-World Examples And Design Rationales When Describing How To Construct Robust, Embedded Software For Communications Systems Presents A Comprehensive Set Of Carrier-Grade Design Patterns That Help You To Meet Extreme Availability, Reliability, Scalability, And Capacity Requirements Gives Advice On How To Protect Against And Recover From Software Faults Discusses System Installation, Operability, Maintenance, And On-Site Debugging

Ontology-driven Software Development

Ontology-driven Software Development
$155.18

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies. The book will help you: Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models. Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement. Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language. Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports. This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$152.81

Binding: Paperback Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 630 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art
$149.99

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi-Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results
$149.99

Automatic Performance Tuning is a new software paradigm which enables software to be high performance in any computing environment. Its methodologies have been developed over the past decade, and it is now rapidly growing in terms of its scope and applica

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices
$145.00

Computational nanoelectronics is an emerging multi-disciplinary field covering condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and electronic engineering. In recent decades, a few state-of-the-art software packages have been developed to carry out first-principle atomistic device simulations. Nevertheless those packages are either black boxes (commercial codes) or accessible only to very limited users (private research codes). The purpose of this book is to open one of the commercial black boxes, and to demonstrate the complete procedure from theoretical derivation, to numerical implementation, all the way to device simulation. Meanwhile the affiliated source code constitutes an open platform for new researchers. This is the first book of its kind. We hope the book will make a modest contribution to the field of computational nanoelectronics

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Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008: Parallel Numerical Methods, Software Development and Applications
$355.79

This book collects the proceedings of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 conference held in Lyon, France. Contributed papers by over 40 researchers representing the state of the art in parallel CFD and architecture from Asia, Europe, and North America examine major developments in (1) block-structured grid and boundary methods to simulate flows over moving bodies, (2) specific methods for optimization in Aerodynamics Design, (3) innovative parallel algorithms and numerical solvers, such as scalable algebraic multilevel preconditioners and the acceleration of iterative solutions, (4) software frameworks and component architectures for parallelism, (5) large scale computing and parallel efficiencies in the industrial context, (6) lattice Boltzmann and SPH methods, and (7) applications in the environment, biofluids, and nuclear engineering.

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments: Toward Cost-effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
$324.00

This edited book gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the art in authoring systems and authoring tools for advanced technology instructional systems. It includes descriptions of fifteen systems and research projects from almost every significant effort in the field. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers and advanced students working in education, instructional technology and computer-based education, psychology, cognitive science and computer science.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$231.19

Binding: Hardcover Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 632 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone Homeschool English (US) Level 1-5 Set including Audio Companion
$229.00

Rosetta Stone Homeschool features a foreign language curriculum specifically designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience, while giving parents the tools and resources needed to manage student progress without extensive planning or supervision. Rosetta Stone Homeschool is self-paced and designed to make it easy for parents to offer language learning even if they don’t speak the language their students are studying. Students are instantly captivated by Rosetta Stone so they stay engaged. Plus, with positive reinforcement and quick results, their language-learning confidence soars!

Business Component-based Software Engineering

Business Component-based Software Engineering
$201.98

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is becoming one of the great concerns of researchers and practitioners within the academic areas of computer science and the software industry. After the focus on object-oriented programming, design and modelling during the 90’s, reuse and reusability of software entities is nowadays slowed down by new factors. The size of components, their deployment capability, their compatibility and interoperability features in order to be incorporated into heterogeneous cooperative environments, their faults tolerance, and above all, their ability to fulfill performance conditions, are critical expectations of software engineers. Despite the maturity of the component market and some available results coming from academic research, software engineering and as a result CBSE, remain somehow, a backward discipline, since no modern technique of component composition has been recognized as satisfactory. Business Component-Based Software Engineering, an edited volume, aims to complement some other reputable books on CBSE, by stressing how components are built for large-scale applications, within dedicated development processes and for easy and direct combination. This book will emphasize these three facets and will offer a complete overview of some recent progresses. Projects and works explained herein will prompt graduate students, academics, software engineers, project managers and developers to adopt and to apply new component development methods gained from and validated by the authors. The authors of Business Component-Based Software Engineering are academic and professionals, experts in the field, who will introduce the state of the art on CBSE from their shared experience by working on the same projects. Business Component-Based Software Engineering is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and researchers in industry, and graduate-level students in Computer Science and Engineering.

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text

Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
$180.00

As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts acknowledge the influence that exists beyond visual explanations. Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond d104 focuses on the methods of depicting knowledge-based concepts in order to assert power beyond a visual explanation of scientific and computational notions. This book combines formal descriptions with graphical presentations and encourages readers to interact by creating visual solutions for science-related concepts and presenting data. This reference is essential for researchers, computer scientists, and academics focusing on the integration of science, technology, computing, art, and mathematics for visual problem solving.

The Musical Art of Synthesis

The Musical Art of Synthesis
$173.00

Key Features and Benefits: This book will teach you how to put synthesizers to use with easy-to-use synth patch recipesUsing a unique, multi-tiered approach applicable to the level of equipment in use, this publication introduces concepts that apply to a wide range of hardware/software synthesizers

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures

Agile Software Architecture: Aligning Agile Processes and Software Architectures
$172.18

Agile software development approaches have had significant impact on industrial software development practices. Today, agile software development has penetrated to most IT companies across the globe, with an intention to increase quality, productivity, and profitability. Comprehensive knowledge is needed to understand the architectural challenges involved in adopting and using agile approaches and industrial practices to deal with the development of large, architecturally challenging systems in an agile way. "Agile Software Architecture" focuses on gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox. Readers will learn how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context. Moreover, this book will also provide useful leads for future research in architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches that incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods. Presents a consolidated view of the state-of-art and state-of-practice as well as the newest research findings Identifies gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches and principles of agile software development and demystifies the agile architecture paradox Explains whether or not and how agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other depending upon the context Provides useful leads for future research in both architecture and agile to bridge such gaps by developing appropriate approaches, which incorporate architecturally sound practices in agile methods

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)

The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (2014)
$168.04

This book introduces Software Thermal Management (STM) as a means of reducing power consumption in a computing system in order to manage heat, improve component reliability and increase system safety. Readers will benefit from this pragmatic guide to the field of STM for embedded systems and its catalog of software power management techniques. Since thermal management is a key bottleneck in embedded systems design, this book focuses on root cause of heat in embedded systems: power. Since software has an enormous impact on power consumption in an embedded system, this book urges software engineers to manage heat effectively by understanding, categorizing and developing new ways to reduce static and dynamic power consumption. Whereas most books on thermal management describe mechanisms to remove heat, this book focuses on ways for software engineers to avoid generating heat in the first place."

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software

Disorder and the Disinformation Society: The Social Dynamics of Networks and Software
$163.62

Based in both rigorous theoretical work and case studies of software and network usage and installation, this book explores the idea that disruption and disorder are essential to the dynamic composition of contemporary Information Society. It covers topics ranging from organizational and social control to virtual communites and digital art, providing a panoramic view of the anomalies, contradictions, and social dynamics of the information society.

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods

Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops: State of the Art and Advanced Methods
$160.27

The presence of non-linearities, such as stiction and deadband, places limits on the performance of control valves. Indeed, in the process industries, stiction is the most common valve problem, and over the last decade numerous different techniques for overcoming it have been proposed. Detection and Diagnosis of Stiction in Control Loops represents a comprehensive presentation of these methods, including their principles, assumptions, strengths and drawbacks. Guidelines and working procedures are provided for the implementation of each method and MATLAB(r)-based software can be downloaded from www. ualberta. ca/ bhuang/stiction-book enabling readers to apply the methods to their own data. Methods for the limitation of stiction effects are proposed within the general context of: oscillation detection in control loops, stiction detection diagnosis;, stiction quantification and diagnosis of multiple faults. The state-of-the-art algorithms presented in this book are demonstrated and compared in industrial case studies of diverse origin chemicals, building, mining, pulp and paper, mineral and metal processing. Industry-based engineers will find the book to be valuable guidance in increasing the performance of their control loops while academic researchers and graduate students interested in control performance and fault detection will discover a wealth of static-friction-related research and useful algorithms.

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science

The Art and Science of C: A Library Based Introduction to Computer Science
$160.00

This work sets out to provide a solid introduction to computer science that emphasizes software engineering and the development of good programming style. The text focuses on the use of libraries and abstractions, which are essential to modern programming

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems

Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems
$158.37

Binding: Hardcover Author: Greg Utas Language: English Publication Date: 2005-01-14 Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Wiley Learn How To Design Scalable, Robust Software For Cutting-Edge Communications Products㢠Carrier-Grade Software Must Satisfy The Stringent Quality Requirements Of Network Operators Whose Systems Provide Mission-Critical Communications Services. This Book Describes Proven Carrier-Grade Software Techniques Used In Flagship Products Designed By Industry Leaders Such As Lucent, Nortel, And Ericsson. In The Age Of 24/7, Software Robustness Is A Competitive Advantage. This Authoritative Guide For Software Engineers, Managers, And Testers Of Products That Face Carrier-Grade Requirements Helps You To Develop State-Of-The-Art Software That Will Give You An Edge In Todayã¢S Marketplace. Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability And Scalability For Carrier-Grade Systems Offers Advice On Choosing The Right Technologies For Building Reliable Software Incorporates Real-World Examples And Design Rationales When Describing How To Construct Robust, Embedded Software For Communications Systems Presents A Comprehensive Set Of Carrier-Grade Design Patterns That Help You To Meet Extreme Availability, Reliability, Scalability, And Capacity Requirements Gives Advice On How To Protect Against And Recover From Software Faults Discusses System Installation, Operability, Maintenance, And On-Site Debugging

Ontology-driven Software Development

Ontology-driven Software Development
$155.18

This book is about a significant step forward in software development. It brings state-of-the-art ontology reasoning into mainstream software development and its languages. Ontology Driven Software Development is the essential, comprehensive resource on enabling technologies, consistency checking and process guidance for ontology-driven software development (ODSD). It demonstrates how to apply ontology reasoning in the lifecycle of software development, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You will learn new methodologies and infrastructures, additionally illustrated using detailed industrial case studies. The book will help you: Learn how ontology reasoning allows validations of structure models and key tasks in behavior models. Understand how to develop ODSD guidance engines for important software development activities, such as requirement engineering, domain modeling and process refinement. Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the SPARQL query language. Make use of ontology reasoning, querying and justification techniques to integrate software models and to offer guidance and traceability supports. This book is helpful for undergraduate students and professionals who are interested in studying how ontologies and related semantic reasoning can be applied to the software development process. In addition, itwill also be useful for postgraduate students, professionals and researchers who are going to embark on their research in areas related to ontology or software engineering.

The Art and Science of Optical Design

The Art and Science of Optical Design
$152.81

Binding: Paperback Author: Robert R. Shannon Language: English Publication Date: 1997-06-13 Number of Pages: 630 Publisher: Cambridge University Press The Art And Science Of Optical Design Is A Comprehensive Introduction To Lens Design, Covering The Fundamental Physical Principles And Key Engineering Issues. Several Practical Examples Of Modern Computer-Aided Lens Design Are Worked Out In Detail From Start To Finish. The Basic Theory And Results Of Optics Are Presented Early On In The Book, Along With A Discussion Of Optical Materials. Aberrations, And Their Correction, And Image Analysis Are Then Covered In Great Detail. Subsequent Chapters Deal With Design Optimization And Tolerance Analysis. Several Design Examples Are Then Given, Beginning With Basic Lens Design Forms, And Progressing To Advanced Systems Such As Gradient Index And Diffractive Optical Components. In Covering All Aspects Of Optical Design, Including The Use Of Modern Lens Design Software, This Book Will Be Invaluable To Students Of Optical Engineering As Well As To Anyone Engaged In Optical Design At Any Stage.

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art

Two-dimensional Systems: From Introduction to State of the Art
$149.99

A solution permitting the stabilization of 2-dimensional (2-D) continuous-time saturated system under state feedback control is presented in this book. The problems of delay and saturation are treated at the same time. The authors obtain novel results on continuous 2-D systems using the unidirectional Lyapunov function. The control synthesis and the saturation and delay conditions are presented as linear matrix inequalities. Illustrative examples are worked through to show the effectiveness of the approach and many comparisons are made with existing results. The second half of the book moves on to consider robust stabilization and filtering of 2-D systems with particular consideration being given to 2-D fuzzy systems. Solutions for the filter-design problems are demonstrated by computer simulation. The text builds up to the development of state feedback control for 2-D Takagi-Sugeno systems with stochastic perturbation. Conservatism is reduced by using slack matrices and the coupling between the Lyapunov matrix and the system matrices is broken by using basis-dependent Lyapunov functions. Mean-square asymptotic stability and prescribed H-infinity performance are guaranteed. Two-Dimensional Systems emphasizes practical approaches to control and filter design under constraints that appear in real problems and uses off-the-shelf software to achieve its results. Researchers interested in control and filter design for multidimensional systems, especially multi-dimensional fuzzy systems, will find this book a useful resource as will graduate students specializing in dynamical sytems.

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results

Software Automatic Tuning: From Concepts to State-Of-The-Art Results
$149.99

Automatic Performance Tuning is a new software paradigm which enables software to be high performance in any computing environment. Its methodologies have been developed over the past decade, and it is now rapidly growing in terms of its scope and applica

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices

Atomistic Simulation of Quantum Transport in Nanoelectronic Devices
$145.00

Computational nanoelectronics is an emerging multi-disciplinary field covering condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and electronic engineering. In recent decades, a few state-of-the-art software packages have been developed to carry out first-principle atomistic device simulations. Nevertheless those packages are either black boxes (commercial codes) or accessible only to very limited users (private research codes). The purpose of this book is to open one of the commercial black boxes, and to demonstrate the complete procedure from theoretical derivation, to numerical implementation, all the way to device simulation. Meanwhile the affiliated source code constitutes an open platform for new researchers. This is the first book of its kind. We hope the book will make a modest contribution to the field of computational nanoelectronics


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