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Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems
$441.52

In the past few years it has become apparent that Fourier Trans form infrared spectroscopy is developing into an excellent technique for solving some of the very difficult problems encountered in analytical chemistry. The applications of FT-IR include the detec tion and identification of chemical components separated by gas chromatography techniques, determination of low concentration com ponents in a mixture, and problems which have energy limitations such as water samples, opaque samples and biological systems. The lectures presented in this volume will be utilized at the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Florence, Italy from August 31 to September 12, 1980. These lectures are divided into three main sections: Instrumentation and Theory, Techniques, and Applications. The first section includes a basic introduction to interferometry and the operating parameters. The Techniques section consists of several lectures on accessories used in FT-IR, software and data systems, and special handling techniqucs. The third section con tains an abundance of information on the applications of the FT-IR technique to inorganic and organic molecules, polymers, biological systems, solids and to the determination of molecular structures and conformational analyses. The contents of this volume should provide the reader with the present applications in this field as well as an indication of possible future trends. In gcneral the lectures are of a pedagogical nature and are not to be considered as review articles."

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation
$389.18

Current practice dictates the separation of the hardware and software development paths early in the design cycle. These paths remain independent with very little interaction occurring between them until system integration. In particular, hardware is often specified without fully appreciating the computational requirements of the software. Also, software development does not influence hardware development and does not track changes made during the hardware design phase. Thus, the ability to explore hardware/software tradeoffs is restricted, such as the movement of functionality from the software domain to the hardware domain (and vice-versa) or the modification of the hardware/software interface. As a result, problems that are encountered during system integration may require modification of the software and/or hardware, resulting in potentially significant cost increases and schedule overruns. To address the problems described above, a cooperative design approach, one that utilizes a unified view of hardware and software, is described. This approach is called hardware/software codesign. The Codesign of Embedded Systems develops several fundamental hardware/software codesign concepts and a methodology that supports them. A unified representation, referred to as a decomposition graph, is presented which can be used to describe hardware or software using either functional abstractions or data abstractions. Using a unified representation based on functional abstractions, an abstract hardware/software model has been implemented in a common simulation environment called ADEPT (Advanced Design Environment Prototyping Tool). This model permits early hardware/software evaluation and tradeoff exploration. Techniques have been developed which support the identification of software bottlenecks and the evaluation of design alternatives with respect to multiple metrics. The application of the model is demonstrated on several examples. A unified representation based on data abstr

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus
$385.28

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering. An information system (IS) – or application landscape – is any combination of information technology and people’s activities using that technology to support operations, management. In a very broad sense, the term information system is frequently used to refer to the interaction between people, algorithmic processes, data and technology. In this sense, the term is used to refer not only to the information and communication technology (ICT) an organization uses, but also to the way in which people interact with this technology in support of business processes. Some make a clear distinction between information systems, and computer systems ICT, and business processes. Information systems are distinct from information technology in that an information system is typically seen as having an ICT component. It is mainly concerned with the purposeful utilization of information technology. Information systems are also different from business processes. Information systems help to control the performance of business processes. Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. ICCE 2011 Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials in

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
$317.12

Summary: The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition – high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. About the editors: Lee Harland is currently leading the information engineering group at Pfizer – a group tasked with developing cutting edge software that helps scientists use internal and external information more effectively. He is also leading member of the pharma-industry pre-competitive group, the Pistoia Alliance, and has 13 years’ experience in bioinformatics, software development and information science within major Pharma. Mark Forster is currently a senior information domain specialist within the Syngenta R Information Systems (RDIS) group, supporting R scientists in the fields of small molecule discovery and development, plant breeding and biotechnology. He has 15 years of industrial experience in scientific software development, deployment and support in the US and the UK. Contents: Building research data handling systems with open source tools; Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox; Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC; Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics; Open source software for image processing and analysis: picture this with ImageJ; Integrated data analysis with KNIME; Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardizing data capture and sharing; GenomicTools: an open source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics; Creating an in-house ‘omics data portal using EBI Atlas software; Setting up an ‘omics platform in a sm

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications
$198.95

As the air transportation system’s capacity increase has not met the rapid growth in demand, maximizing the utilization of the infrastructure is preferred over expanding it. To make the most efficient use of the existing resources, it is then necessary to develop and implement advanced technologies. Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications disseminates knowledge on modern information technology applications in air transportation useful to professionals, researchers, and academicians. This advanced publication contains multi-disciplinary contributions from the highest reputed authorities in areas of information technology involving air traffic control, airport design, airline management, and operations.

Mathematical Modeling With Maple

Mathematical Modeling With Maple
$193.16

With an innovative approach that leverages the power of the Maple computer algebra system as an analytical tool, MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE offers an effective introduction to mathematical modeling of compelling real world applications. Intended for students with a background in calculus, the text shows how to formulate, build, solve, analyze, and critique models of applications in math, engineering, computer science, business, and the physical and life sciences. The book utilizes Maple for computations, plotting results graphically, and dynamically analyzing results within the modeling process. Easy-to-follow software instructions are provided, and Maple syntax in the book is also offered online as Maple workbooks allowing students to quickly and interactively work problems as they read. MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE helps students develop their analytical skills while harnessing the power of cutting-edge modern technology, allowing them to become competent, confident problem solvers for the 21st century.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+
$191.58

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ADMINISTRATION, SECOND EDITION is geared towards readers who are interested in administering, using, or developing programs for the Linux operating system. Readers are introduced to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 operating system and learn to administer Linux in a network administration environment. Hands-on labs and numerous practical examples will guide learners in the management of users, groups, software, hardware, file systems, and the X Windows System using various commands as well as the graphical YaST utility. Review Questions and Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter help users prepare for three Linux certificatin exams: Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, and CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI).

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems
$159.80

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that is equipped with necessary data processing units, sensors, automatic control and communications systems, and is capable of performing autonomously flight missions without a human pilot. Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems provides a complete treatment of the design of fully autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. It is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. In particular, it focuses on: the systematic hardware construction; software systems integration; aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is extended to the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, and vision-based ground target tracking and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPSless indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also highlighted. The proposed monograph aims to explore the research and development of fully functional miniature UAV (unmanned-aerial-vehicle) rotorcraft. This consists of a small-scale basic rotorcraft with all necessary accessories onboard, and a ground station. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. It is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. It is however a highly challenging process. The aerodynamics of a small-scale rotorcraft such as a hobby helicopter are similar to its full-scale counterpart but has some unique characteristics, such as the utilization of stabilizer bar and higher main/tail rotors rotation speed. Besides these, the strict limitation on payload also increases the difficulty on upgrading a small-scale rotorcraft to a UAV with full capacities. Based on its various characteristics and limitations, a light-weight but effective onboard computer system with corresponding onboard/ground software should be carefully designed to realize the

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction
$159.00

The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the traditional Geomechanics and Numerical Geotechnical Modelling with applications in science and practice. Geomechanics is rarely taught within the rigorous context of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, while when it comes to Numerical Modelling, commercially available finite elements or finite differences software utilize constitutive relationships within the rigorous framework. As a result, young scientists and engineers have to learn the challenging subject of constitutive modelling from a program manual and often end up with using unrealistic models which violate the Laws of Thermodynamics. The book is introductory, by no means does it claim any completeness and state of the art in such a dynamically developing field as numerical and constitutive modelling of soils. The author gives basic understanding of conventional continuum mechanics approaches to constitutive modelling, which can serve as a foundation for exploring more advanced theories. A considerable effort has been invested here into the clarity and brevity of the presentation. A special feature of this book is in exploring thermomechanical consistency of all presented constitutive models in a simple and systematic manner.

Transforming Learning With New Technologies

Transforming Learning With New Technologies
$158.02

For college students who are becoming teachers, developing 21st century technology skills requires a dynamic shift in the way they think about and make use of technology in schools. Learning how to use computer hardware and software is less and less the primary goal. Instead, teachers and students need "21st century learning"mindsets" in which they are active users and assessors of technology. "21st century learning" means teachers prepare, deliver, and assess lessons differently while students think critically and creatively about the learning they do and the technologies they use. Pre-service teachers are coming to recognize that the 21st century approach to educational technology means understanding what interactive computer technologies can do and how to utilize them to create engaging, memorable learning experiences for students. The authors have written this book to help students to do just that. The Second Edition provides essential coverage of "New and Emerging Technologies "including 21st century learning, tablet computers and apps, flipped classrooms, microblogging, online learning, virtual schools, digital citizenship, and digital video as well as expanded explorations of educational websites and software, learning games, digital portfolios, assistive technologies, and student participation systems. These additions let students learn about how the latest technologies can be used in schools to create successful learning experiences for K-12 students. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. *Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Transforming Learning with New Technologies, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText,

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling
$149.95

Line design is a very specialized field involving spatial constraints, high performance conductors, lightning protection, cable vibrations, digital terrain surveying, Fiber optic communication wires along with some exciting software developments over the past two decades. In the West, billions of dollars are being invested on building new lines and the so-called "Smart Grid". This book will cover electrical and mechanical characteristics associated with high-voltage transmission lines, selection of conductors, line layout, thermal ratings, plan and profile drawing among other things. Structures are only one component of a transmission line; as such, this book will form a companion volume to the book on structures and foundations. The book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, technicians and linemen, researchers and academics. It will contain beneficial information to those involved in the management and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and associated component systems. For those in academia, it will be an adequate textbook for (under)graduate courses centering on the topic. Asset managers at utilities and state-level electrical corporations should find the book a useful reference work during system and line maintenance operations.

Handbook of Open Source Tools

Handbook of Open Source Tools
$130.85

"Handbook of Open Source Tools" introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utiliti"

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions
$129.00

This important text/reference reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of cloud provision and cloud environments, "Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions" provides case studies from a diverse selection of researchers and practitioners of international repute. The implications of emerging cloud technologies are also analyzed from the perspective of consumers. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed. The insights provided by this practically-focused collection will be of great benefit to students, lecturers and researchers interested in the state of the art of cloud computing. Software developers, infrastructure managers, and other cloud practitioners will also find the book to be a helpful guide.

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK
$128.88

Designed to be a high-level, approachable resource for engineers who need further insight into spatial temporal information systems from an ontological perspective, Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach using STK(r) explains the dynamics of objects interaction from signal analysis to trajectory design, spatial modeling, and other spatial analytics by using STK(r), which is a general-purpose modeling and analysis application for any type of space, defense, or intelligence system. Building a foundation to begin the study of spatial temporal information systems, the book details a form of analysis that is a powerful tool for modeling, engineering, and operations of space, cyberspace, satellites, missile defense, and electronic systems. It discusses the many applications of space technologies by using a mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development that serves public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities. Written for readers with a background in physics or engineering, the book is also designed for the beginning analyst sitting behind a desk who needs more information on STK. Upon reading this book, STK new users and power users will not only understand what the tools are, but also how the software can be used to make their job easier. In addition, satellite operators and analysts benefit from the ability to utilize a variety of propagators satellite applications. Analytics, semi-analytic and numerical integrators are discussed, including Keplerian orbital elements and full numerical integration of STK s High Precision Orbit Propagation or simplified as a two-body analysis. This tool, as well as this book, will bring breadth and depth to the understanding of systems dynamics and the ontology of objects in relationship to other objects and vehicles including central bodies.

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
$124.43

This proposal constitutes an algorithm of design applying the design for six sigma thinking, tools, and philosophy to software design. The algorithm will also include conceptual design frameworks, mathematical derivation for Six Sigma capability upfront to enable design teams to disregard concepts that are not capable upfront, learning the software development cycle and saving development costs. The uniqueness of this book lies in bringing all those methodologies under the umbrella of design and provide detailed description about how these methods, QFD, DOE, the robust method, FMEA, Design for X, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ can be utilized to help quality improvement in software development, what kinds of different roles those methods play in various stages of design and how to combine those methods to form a comprehensive strategy, a design algorithm, to tackle any quality issues in the design stage.

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work
$123.95

An excellent handson book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of businessIT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioners viewpoint is the richness of accessible, downtoearth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides realworld strategies for developing largescale, missioncritical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, HansErik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UMLs Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an ebusiness case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book. Visit our Web site at www. wiley.com/compbooks/

Perspectives of Information Systems

Perspectives of Information Systems
$120.08

Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of inforï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theoï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, mathï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informaï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their developï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoretiï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of relï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our colï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design
$116.92

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems
$441.52

In the past few years it has become apparent that Fourier Trans form infrared spectroscopy is developing into an excellent technique for solving some of the very difficult problems encountered in analytical chemistry. The applications of FT-IR include the detec tion and identification of chemical components separated by gas chromatography techniques, determination of low concentration com ponents in a mixture, and problems which have energy limitations such as water samples, opaque samples and biological systems. The lectures presented in this volume will be utilized at the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Florence, Italy from August 31 to September 12, 1980. These lectures are divided into three main sections: Instrumentation and Theory, Techniques, and Applications. The first section includes a basic introduction to interferometry and the operating parameters. The Techniques section consists of several lectures on accessories used in FT-IR, software and data systems, and special handling techniqucs. The third section con tains an abundance of information on the applications of the FT-IR technique to inorganic and organic molecules, polymers, biological systems, solids and to the determination of molecular structures and conformational analyses. The contents of this volume should provide the reader with the present applications in this field as well as an indication of possible future trends. In gcneral the lectures are of a pedagogical nature and are not to be considered as review articles."

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation
$389.18

Current practice dictates the separation of the hardware and software development paths early in the design cycle. These paths remain independent with very little interaction occurring between them until system integration. In particular, hardware is often specified without fully appreciating the computational requirements of the software. Also, software development does not influence hardware development and does not track changes made during the hardware design phase. Thus, the ability to explore hardware/software tradeoffs is restricted, such as the movement of functionality from the software domain to the hardware domain (and vice-versa) or the modification of the hardware/software interface. As a result, problems that are encountered during system integration may require modification of the software and/or hardware, resulting in potentially significant cost increases and schedule overruns. To address the problems described above, a cooperative design approach, one that utilizes a unified view of hardware and software, is described. This approach is called hardware/software codesign. The Codesign of Embedded Systems develops several fundamental hardware/software codesign concepts and a methodology that supports them. A unified representation, referred to as a decomposition graph, is presented which can be used to describe hardware or software using either functional abstractions or data abstractions. Using a unified representation based on functional abstractions, an abstract hardware/software model has been implemented in a common simulation environment called ADEPT (Advanced Design Environment Prototyping Tool). This model permits early hardware/software evaluation and tradeoff exploration. Techniques have been developed which support the identification of software bottlenecks and the evaluation of design alternatives with respect to multiple metrics. The application of the model is demonstrated on several examples. A unified representation based on data abstr

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus
$385.28

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering. An information system (IS) – or application landscape – is any combination of information technology and people’s activities using that technology to support operations, management. In a very broad sense, the term information system is frequently used to refer to the interaction between people, algorithmic processes, data and technology. In this sense, the term is used to refer not only to the information and communication technology (ICT) an organization uses, but also to the way in which people interact with this technology in support of business processes. Some make a clear distinction between information systems, and computer systems ICT, and business processes. Information systems are distinct from information technology in that an information system is typically seen as having an ICT component. It is mainly concerned with the purposeful utilization of information technology. Information systems are also different from business processes. Information systems help to control the performance of business processes. Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. ICCE 2011 Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials in

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
$317.12

Summary: The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition – high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. About the editors: Lee Harland is currently leading the information engineering group at Pfizer – a group tasked with developing cutting edge software that helps scientists use internal and external information more effectively. He is also leading member of the pharma-industry pre-competitive group, the Pistoia Alliance, and has 13 years’ experience in bioinformatics, software development and information science within major Pharma. Mark Forster is currently a senior information domain specialist within the Syngenta R Information Systems (RDIS) group, supporting R scientists in the fields of small molecule discovery and development, plant breeding and biotechnology. He has 15 years of industrial experience in scientific software development, deployment and support in the US and the UK. Contents: Building research data handling systems with open source tools; Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox; Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC; Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics; Open source software for image processing and analysis: picture this with ImageJ; Integrated data analysis with KNIME; Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardizing data capture and sharing; GenomicTools: an open source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics; Creating an in-house ‘omics data portal using EBI Atlas software; Setting up an ‘omics platform in a sm

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications
$198.95

As the air transportation system’s capacity increase has not met the rapid growth in demand, maximizing the utilization of the infrastructure is preferred over expanding it. To make the most efficient use of the existing resources, it is then necessary to develop and implement advanced technologies. Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications disseminates knowledge on modern information technology applications in air transportation useful to professionals, researchers, and academicians. This advanced publication contains multi-disciplinary contributions from the highest reputed authorities in areas of information technology involving air traffic control, airport design, airline management, and operations.

Mathematical Modeling With Maple

Mathematical Modeling With Maple
$193.16

With an innovative approach that leverages the power of the Maple computer algebra system as an analytical tool, MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE offers an effective introduction to mathematical modeling of compelling real world applications. Intended for students with a background in calculus, the text shows how to formulate, build, solve, analyze, and critique models of applications in math, engineering, computer science, business, and the physical and life sciences. The book utilizes Maple for computations, plotting results graphically, and dynamically analyzing results within the modeling process. Easy-to-follow software instructions are provided, and Maple syntax in the book is also offered online as Maple workbooks allowing students to quickly and interactively work problems as they read. MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE helps students develop their analytical skills while harnessing the power of cutting-edge modern technology, allowing them to become competent, confident problem solvers for the 21st century.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+
$191.58

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ADMINISTRATION, SECOND EDITION is geared towards readers who are interested in administering, using, or developing programs for the Linux operating system. Readers are introduced to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 operating system and learn to administer Linux in a network administration environment. Hands-on labs and numerous practical examples will guide learners in the management of users, groups, software, hardware, file systems, and the X Windows System using various commands as well as the graphical YaST utility. Review Questions and Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter help users prepare for three Linux certificatin exams: Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, and CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI).

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems
$159.80

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that is equipped with necessary data processing units, sensors, automatic control and communications systems, and is capable of performing autonomously flight missions without a human pilot. Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems provides a complete treatment of the design of fully autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. It is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. In particular, it focuses on: the systematic hardware construction; software systems integration; aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is extended to the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, and vision-based ground target tracking and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPSless indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also highlighted. The proposed monograph aims to explore the research and development of fully functional miniature UAV (unmanned-aerial-vehicle) rotorcraft. This consists of a small-scale basic rotorcraft with all necessary accessories onboard, and a ground station. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. It is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. It is however a highly challenging process. The aerodynamics of a small-scale rotorcraft such as a hobby helicopter are similar to its full-scale counterpart but has some unique characteristics, such as the utilization of stabilizer bar and higher main/tail rotors rotation speed. Besides these, the strict limitation on payload also increases the difficulty on upgrading a small-scale rotorcraft to a UAV with full capacities. Based on its various characteristics and limitations, a light-weight but effective onboard computer system with corresponding onboard/ground software should be carefully designed to realize the

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction
$159.00

The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the traditional Geomechanics and Numerical Geotechnical Modelling with applications in science and practice. Geomechanics is rarely taught within the rigorous context of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, while when it comes to Numerical Modelling, commercially available finite elements or finite differences software utilize constitutive relationships within the rigorous framework. As a result, young scientists and engineers have to learn the challenging subject of constitutive modelling from a program manual and often end up with using unrealistic models which violate the Laws of Thermodynamics. The book is introductory, by no means does it claim any completeness and state of the art in such a dynamically developing field as numerical and constitutive modelling of soils. The author gives basic understanding of conventional continuum mechanics approaches to constitutive modelling, which can serve as a foundation for exploring more advanced theories. A considerable effort has been invested here into the clarity and brevity of the presentation. A special feature of this book is in exploring thermomechanical consistency of all presented constitutive models in a simple and systematic manner.

Transforming Learning With New Technologies

Transforming Learning With New Technologies
$158.02

For college students who are becoming teachers, developing 21st century technology skills requires a dynamic shift in the way they think about and make use of technology in schools. Learning how to use computer hardware and software is less and less the primary goal. Instead, teachers and students need "21st century learning"mindsets" in which they are active users and assessors of technology. "21st century learning" means teachers prepare, deliver, and assess lessons differently while students think critically and creatively about the learning they do and the technologies they use. Pre-service teachers are coming to recognize that the 21st century approach to educational technology means understanding what interactive computer technologies can do and how to utilize them to create engaging, memorable learning experiences for students. The authors have written this book to help students to do just that. The Second Edition provides essential coverage of "New and Emerging Technologies "including 21st century learning, tablet computers and apps, flipped classrooms, microblogging, online learning, virtual schools, digital citizenship, and digital video as well as expanded explorations of educational websites and software, learning games, digital portfolios, assistive technologies, and student participation systems. These additions let students learn about how the latest technologies can be used in schools to create successful learning experiences for K-12 students. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. *Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Transforming Learning with New Technologies, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText,

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling
$149.95

Line design is a very specialized field involving spatial constraints, high performance conductors, lightning protection, cable vibrations, digital terrain surveying, Fiber optic communication wires along with some exciting software developments over the past two decades. In the West, billions of dollars are being invested on building new lines and the so-called "Smart Grid". This book will cover electrical and mechanical characteristics associated with high-voltage transmission lines, selection of conductors, line layout, thermal ratings, plan and profile drawing among other things. Structures are only one component of a transmission line; as such, this book will form a companion volume to the book on structures and foundations. The book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, technicians and linemen, researchers and academics. It will contain beneficial information to those involved in the management and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and associated component systems. For those in academia, it will be an adequate textbook for (under)graduate courses centering on the topic. Asset managers at utilities and state-level electrical corporations should find the book a useful reference work during system and line maintenance operations.

Handbook of Open Source Tools

Handbook of Open Source Tools
$130.85

"Handbook of Open Source Tools" introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utiliti"

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions
$129.00

This important text/reference reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of cloud provision and cloud environments, "Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions" provides case studies from a diverse selection of researchers and practitioners of international repute. The implications of emerging cloud technologies are also analyzed from the perspective of consumers. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed. The insights provided by this practically-focused collection will be of great benefit to students, lecturers and researchers interested in the state of the art of cloud computing. Software developers, infrastructure managers, and other cloud practitioners will also find the book to be a helpful guide.

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK
$128.88

Designed to be a high-level, approachable resource for engineers who need further insight into spatial temporal information systems from an ontological perspective, Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach using STK(r) explains the dynamics of objects interaction from signal analysis to trajectory design, spatial modeling, and other spatial analytics by using STK(r), which is a general-purpose modeling and analysis application for any type of space, defense, or intelligence system. Building a foundation to begin the study of spatial temporal information systems, the book details a form of analysis that is a powerful tool for modeling, engineering, and operations of space, cyberspace, satellites, missile defense, and electronic systems. It discusses the many applications of space technologies by using a mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development that serves public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities. Written for readers with a background in physics or engineering, the book is also designed for the beginning analyst sitting behind a desk who needs more information on STK. Upon reading this book, STK new users and power users will not only understand what the tools are, but also how the software can be used to make their job easier. In addition, satellite operators and analysts benefit from the ability to utilize a variety of propagators satellite applications. Analytics, semi-analytic and numerical integrators are discussed, including Keplerian orbital elements and full numerical integration of STK s High Precision Orbit Propagation or simplified as a two-body analysis. This tool, as well as this book, will bring breadth and depth to the understanding of systems dynamics and the ontology of objects in relationship to other objects and vehicles including central bodies.

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
$124.43

This proposal constitutes an algorithm of design applying the design for six sigma thinking, tools, and philosophy to software design. The algorithm will also include conceptual design frameworks, mathematical derivation for Six Sigma capability upfront to enable design teams to disregard concepts that are not capable upfront, learning the software development cycle and saving development costs. The uniqueness of this book lies in bringing all those methodologies under the umbrella of design and provide detailed description about how these methods, QFD, DOE, the robust method, FMEA, Design for X, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ can be utilized to help quality improvement in software development, what kinds of different roles those methods play in various stages of design and how to combine those methods to form a comprehensive strategy, a design algorithm, to tackle any quality issues in the design stage.

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work
$123.95

An excellent handson book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of businessIT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioners viewpoint is the richness of accessible, downtoearth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides realworld strategies for developing largescale, missioncritical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, HansErik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UMLs Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an ebusiness case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book. Visit our Web site at www. wiley.com/compbooks/

Perspectives of Information Systems

Perspectives of Information Systems
$120.08

Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of inforï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theoï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, mathï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informaï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their developï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoretiï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of relï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our colï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design
$116.92

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems
$441.52

In the past few years it has become apparent that Fourier Trans form infrared spectroscopy is developing into an excellent technique for solving some of the very difficult problems encountered in analytical chemistry. The applications of FT-IR include the detec tion and identification of chemical components separated by gas chromatography techniques, determination of low concentration com ponents in a mixture, and problems which have energy limitations such as water samples, opaque samples and biological systems. The lectures presented in this volume will be utilized at the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Florence, Italy from August 31 to September 12, 1980. These lectures are divided into three main sections: Instrumentation and Theory, Techniques, and Applications. The first section includes a basic introduction to interferometry and the operating parameters. The Techniques section consists of several lectures on accessories used in FT-IR, software and data systems, and special handling techniqucs. The third section con tains an abundance of information on the applications of the FT-IR technique to inorganic and organic molecules, polymers, biological systems, solids and to the determination of molecular structures and conformational analyses. The contents of this volume should provide the reader with the present applications in this field as well as an indication of possible future trends. In gcneral the lectures are of a pedagogical nature and are not to be considered as review articles."

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation
$389.18

Current practice dictates the separation of the hardware and software development paths early in the design cycle. These paths remain independent with very little interaction occurring between them until system integration. In particular, hardware is often specified without fully appreciating the computational requirements of the software. Also, software development does not influence hardware development and does not track changes made during the hardware design phase. Thus, the ability to explore hardware/software tradeoffs is restricted, such as the movement of functionality from the software domain to the hardware domain (and vice-versa) or the modification of the hardware/software interface. As a result, problems that are encountered during system integration may require modification of the software and/or hardware, resulting in potentially significant cost increases and schedule overruns. To address the problems described above, a cooperative design approach, one that utilizes a unified view of hardware and software, is described. This approach is called hardware/software codesign. The Codesign of Embedded Systems develops several fundamental hardware/software codesign concepts and a methodology that supports them. A unified representation, referred to as a decomposition graph, is presented which can be used to describe hardware or software using either functional abstractions or data abstractions. Using a unified representation based on functional abstractions, an abstract hardware/software model has been implemented in a common simulation environment called ADEPT (Advanced Design Environment Prototyping Tool). This model permits early hardware/software evaluation and tradeoff exploration. Techniques have been developed which support the identification of software bottlenecks and the evaluation of design alternatives with respect to multiple metrics. The application of the model is demonstrated on several examples. A unified representation based on data abstr

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus
$385.28

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering. An information system (IS) – or application landscape – is any combination of information technology and people’s activities using that technology to support operations, management. In a very broad sense, the term information system is frequently used to refer to the interaction between people, algorithmic processes, data and technology. In this sense, the term is used to refer not only to the information and communication technology (ICT) an organization uses, but also to the way in which people interact with this technology in support of business processes. Some make a clear distinction between information systems, and computer systems ICT, and business processes. Information systems are distinct from information technology in that an information system is typically seen as having an ICT component. It is mainly concerned with the purposeful utilization of information technology. Information systems are also different from business processes. Information systems help to control the performance of business processes. Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. ICCE 2011 Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials in

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
$317.12

Summary: The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition – high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. About the editors: Lee Harland is currently leading the information engineering group at Pfizer – a group tasked with developing cutting edge software that helps scientists use internal and external information more effectively. He is also leading member of the pharma-industry pre-competitive group, the Pistoia Alliance, and has 13 years’ experience in bioinformatics, software development and information science within major Pharma. Mark Forster is currently a senior information domain specialist within the Syngenta R Information Systems (RDIS) group, supporting R scientists in the fields of small molecule discovery and development, plant breeding and biotechnology. He has 15 years of industrial experience in scientific software development, deployment and support in the US and the UK. Contents: Building research data handling systems with open source tools; Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox; Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC; Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics; Open source software for image processing and analysis: picture this with ImageJ; Integrated data analysis with KNIME; Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardizing data capture and sharing; GenomicTools: an open source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics; Creating an in-house ‘omics data portal using EBI Atlas software; Setting up an ‘omics platform in a sm

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications
$198.95

As the air transportation system’s capacity increase has not met the rapid growth in demand, maximizing the utilization of the infrastructure is preferred over expanding it. To make the most efficient use of the existing resources, it is then necessary to develop and implement advanced technologies. Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications disseminates knowledge on modern information technology applications in air transportation useful to professionals, researchers, and academicians. This advanced publication contains multi-disciplinary contributions from the highest reputed authorities in areas of information technology involving air traffic control, airport design, airline management, and operations.

Mathematical Modeling With Maple

Mathematical Modeling With Maple
$193.16

With an innovative approach that leverages the power of the Maple computer algebra system as an analytical tool, MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE offers an effective introduction to mathematical modeling of compelling real world applications. Intended for students with a background in calculus, the text shows how to formulate, build, solve, analyze, and critique models of applications in math, engineering, computer science, business, and the physical and life sciences. The book utilizes Maple for computations, plotting results graphically, and dynamically analyzing results within the modeling process. Easy-to-follow software instructions are provided, and Maple syntax in the book is also offered online as Maple workbooks allowing students to quickly and interactively work problems as they read. MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE helps students develop their analytical skills while harnessing the power of cutting-edge modern technology, allowing them to become competent, confident problem solvers for the 21st century.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+
$191.58

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ADMINISTRATION, SECOND EDITION is geared towards readers who are interested in administering, using, or developing programs for the Linux operating system. Readers are introduced to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 operating system and learn to administer Linux in a network administration environment. Hands-on labs and numerous practical examples will guide learners in the management of users, groups, software, hardware, file systems, and the X Windows System using various commands as well as the graphical YaST utility. Review Questions and Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter help users prepare for three Linux certificatin exams: Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, and CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI).

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems
$159.80

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that is equipped with necessary data processing units, sensors, automatic control and communications systems, and is capable of performing autonomously flight missions without a human pilot. Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems provides a complete treatment of the design of fully autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. It is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. In particular, it focuses on: the systematic hardware construction; software systems integration; aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is extended to the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, and vision-based ground target tracking and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPSless indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also highlighted. The proposed monograph aims to explore the research and development of fully functional miniature UAV (unmanned-aerial-vehicle) rotorcraft. This consists of a small-scale basic rotorcraft with all necessary accessories onboard, and a ground station. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. It is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. It is however a highly challenging process. The aerodynamics of a small-scale rotorcraft such as a hobby helicopter are similar to its full-scale counterpart but has some unique characteristics, such as the utilization of stabilizer bar and higher main/tail rotors rotation speed. Besides these, the strict limitation on payload also increases the difficulty on upgrading a small-scale rotorcraft to a UAV with full capacities. Based on its various characteristics and limitations, a light-weight but effective onboard computer system with corresponding onboard/ground software should be carefully designed to realize the

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction
$159.00

The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the traditional Geomechanics and Numerical Geotechnical Modelling with applications in science and practice. Geomechanics is rarely taught within the rigorous context of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, while when it comes to Numerical Modelling, commercially available finite elements or finite differences software utilize constitutive relationships within the rigorous framework. As a result, young scientists and engineers have to learn the challenging subject of constitutive modelling from a program manual and often end up with using unrealistic models which violate the Laws of Thermodynamics. The book is introductory, by no means does it claim any completeness and state of the art in such a dynamically developing field as numerical and constitutive modelling of soils. The author gives basic understanding of conventional continuum mechanics approaches to constitutive modelling, which can serve as a foundation for exploring more advanced theories. A considerable effort has been invested here into the clarity and brevity of the presentation. A special feature of this book is in exploring thermomechanical consistency of all presented constitutive models in a simple and systematic manner.

Transforming Learning With New Technologies

Transforming Learning With New Technologies
$158.02

For college students who are becoming teachers, developing 21st century technology skills requires a dynamic shift in the way they think about and make use of technology in schools. Learning how to use computer hardware and software is less and less the primary goal. Instead, teachers and students need "21st century learning"mindsets" in which they are active users and assessors of technology. "21st century learning" means teachers prepare, deliver, and assess lessons differently while students think critically and creatively about the learning they do and the technologies they use. Pre-service teachers are coming to recognize that the 21st century approach to educational technology means understanding what interactive computer technologies can do and how to utilize them to create engaging, memorable learning experiences for students. The authors have written this book to help students to do just that. The Second Edition provides essential coverage of "New and Emerging Technologies "including 21st century learning, tablet computers and apps, flipped classrooms, microblogging, online learning, virtual schools, digital citizenship, and digital video as well as expanded explorations of educational websites and software, learning games, digital portfolios, assistive technologies, and student participation systems. These additions let students learn about how the latest technologies can be used in schools to create successful learning experiences for K-12 students. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. *Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Transforming Learning with New Technologies, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText,

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling
$149.95

Line design is a very specialized field involving spatial constraints, high performance conductors, lightning protection, cable vibrations, digital terrain surveying, Fiber optic communication wires along with some exciting software developments over the past two decades. In the West, billions of dollars are being invested on building new lines and the so-called "Smart Grid". This book will cover electrical and mechanical characteristics associated with high-voltage transmission lines, selection of conductors, line layout, thermal ratings, plan and profile drawing among other things. Structures are only one component of a transmission line; as such, this book will form a companion volume to the book on structures and foundations. The book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, technicians and linemen, researchers and academics. It will contain beneficial information to those involved in the management and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and associated component systems. For those in academia, it will be an adequate textbook for (under)graduate courses centering on the topic. Asset managers at utilities and state-level electrical corporations should find the book a useful reference work during system and line maintenance operations.

Handbook of Open Source Tools

Handbook of Open Source Tools
$130.85

"Handbook of Open Source Tools" introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utiliti"

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions
$129.00

This important text/reference reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of cloud provision and cloud environments, "Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions" provides case studies from a diverse selection of researchers and practitioners of international repute. The implications of emerging cloud technologies are also analyzed from the perspective of consumers. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed. The insights provided by this practically-focused collection will be of great benefit to students, lecturers and researchers interested in the state of the art of cloud computing. Software developers, infrastructure managers, and other cloud practitioners will also find the book to be a helpful guide.

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK
$128.88

Designed to be a high-level, approachable resource for engineers who need further insight into spatial temporal information systems from an ontological perspective, Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach using STK(r) explains the dynamics of objects interaction from signal analysis to trajectory design, spatial modeling, and other spatial analytics by using STK(r), which is a general-purpose modeling and analysis application for any type of space, defense, or intelligence system. Building a foundation to begin the study of spatial temporal information systems, the book details a form of analysis that is a powerful tool for modeling, engineering, and operations of space, cyberspace, satellites, missile defense, and electronic systems. It discusses the many applications of space technologies by using a mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development that serves public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities. Written for readers with a background in physics or engineering, the book is also designed for the beginning analyst sitting behind a desk who needs more information on STK. Upon reading this book, STK new users and power users will not only understand what the tools are, but also how the software can be used to make their job easier. In addition, satellite operators and analysts benefit from the ability to utilize a variety of propagators satellite applications. Analytics, semi-analytic and numerical integrators are discussed, including Keplerian orbital elements and full numerical integration of STK s High Precision Orbit Propagation or simplified as a two-body analysis. This tool, as well as this book, will bring breadth and depth to the understanding of systems dynamics and the ontology of objects in relationship to other objects and vehicles including central bodies.

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
$124.43

This proposal constitutes an algorithm of design applying the design for six sigma thinking, tools, and philosophy to software design. The algorithm will also include conceptual design frameworks, mathematical derivation for Six Sigma capability upfront to enable design teams to disregard concepts that are not capable upfront, learning the software development cycle and saving development costs. The uniqueness of this book lies in bringing all those methodologies under the umbrella of design and provide detailed description about how these methods, QFD, DOE, the robust method, FMEA, Design for X, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ can be utilized to help quality improvement in software development, what kinds of different roles those methods play in various stages of design and how to combine those methods to form a comprehensive strategy, a design algorithm, to tackle any quality issues in the design stage.

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work
$123.95

An excellent handson book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of businessIT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioners viewpoint is the richness of accessible, downtoearth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides realworld strategies for developing largescale, missioncritical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, HansErik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UMLs Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an ebusiness case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book. Visit our Web site at www. wiley.com/compbooks/

Perspectives of Information Systems

Perspectives of Information Systems
$120.08

Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of inforï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theoï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, mathï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informaï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their developï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoretiï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of relï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our colï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design
$116.92

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems
$441.52

In the past few years it has become apparent that Fourier Trans form infrared spectroscopy is developing into an excellent technique for solving some of the very difficult problems encountered in analytical chemistry. The applications of FT-IR include the detec tion and identification of chemical components separated by gas chromatography techniques, determination of low concentration com ponents in a mixture, and problems which have energy limitations such as water samples, opaque samples and biological systems. The lectures presented in this volume will be utilized at the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Florence, Italy from August 31 to September 12, 1980. These lectures are divided into three main sections: Instrumentation and Theory, Techniques, and Applications. The first section includes a basic introduction to interferometry and the operating parameters. The Techniques section consists of several lectures on accessories used in FT-IR, software and data systems, and special handling techniqucs. The third section con tains an abundance of information on the applications of the FT-IR technique to inorganic and organic molecules, polymers, biological systems, solids and to the determination of molecular structures and conformational analyses. The contents of this volume should provide the reader with the present applications in this field as well as an indication of possible future trends. In gcneral the lectures are of a pedagogical nature and are not to be considered as review articles."

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation
$389.18

Current practice dictates the separation of the hardware and software development paths early in the design cycle. These paths remain independent with very little interaction occurring between them until system integration. In particular, hardware is often specified without fully appreciating the computational requirements of the software. Also, software development does not influence hardware development and does not track changes made during the hardware design phase. Thus, the ability to explore hardware/software tradeoffs is restricted, such as the movement of functionality from the software domain to the hardware domain (and vice-versa) or the modification of the hardware/software interface. As a result, problems that are encountered during system integration may require modification of the software and/or hardware, resulting in potentially significant cost increases and schedule overruns. To address the problems described above, a cooperative design approach, one that utilizes a unified view of hardware and software, is described. This approach is called hardware/software codesign. The Codesign of Embedded Systems develops several fundamental hardware/software codesign concepts and a methodology that supports them. A unified representation, referred to as a decomposition graph, is presented which can be used to describe hardware or software using either functional abstractions or data abstractions. Using a unified representation based on functional abstractions, an abstract hardware/software model has been implemented in a common simulation environment called ADEPT (Advanced Design Environment Prototyping Tool). This model permits early hardware/software evaluation and tradeoff exploration. Techniques have been developed which support the identification of software bottlenecks and the evaluation of design alternatives with respect to multiple metrics. The application of the model is demonstrated on several examples. A unified representation based on data abstr

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus
$385.28

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering. An information system (IS) – or application landscape – is any combination of information technology and people’s activities using that technology to support operations, management. In a very broad sense, the term information system is frequently used to refer to the interaction between people, algorithmic processes, data and technology. In this sense, the term is used to refer not only to the information and communication technology (ICT) an organization uses, but also to the way in which people interact with this technology in support of business processes. Some make a clear distinction between information systems, and computer systems ICT, and business processes. Information systems are distinct from information technology in that an information system is typically seen as having an ICT component. It is mainly concerned with the purposeful utilization of information technology. Information systems are also different from business processes. Information systems help to control the performance of business processes. Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. ICCE 2011 Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials in

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
$317.12

Summary: The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition – high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. About the editors: Lee Harland is currently leading the information engineering group at Pfizer – a group tasked with developing cutting edge software that helps scientists use internal and external information more effectively. He is also leading member of the pharma-industry pre-competitive group, the Pistoia Alliance, and has 13 years’ experience in bioinformatics, software development and information science within major Pharma. Mark Forster is currently a senior information domain specialist within the Syngenta R Information Systems (RDIS) group, supporting R scientists in the fields of small molecule discovery and development, plant breeding and biotechnology. He has 15 years of industrial experience in scientific software development, deployment and support in the US and the UK. Contents: Building research data handling systems with open source tools; Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox; Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC; Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics; Open source software for image processing and analysis: picture this with ImageJ; Integrated data analysis with KNIME; Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardizing data capture and sharing; GenomicTools: an open source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics; Creating an in-house ‘omics data portal using EBI Atlas software; Setting up an ‘omics platform in a sm

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications
$198.95

As the air transportation system’s capacity increase has not met the rapid growth in demand, maximizing the utilization of the infrastructure is preferred over expanding it. To make the most efficient use of the existing resources, it is then necessary to develop and implement advanced technologies. Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications disseminates knowledge on modern information technology applications in air transportation useful to professionals, researchers, and academicians. This advanced publication contains multi-disciplinary contributions from the highest reputed authorities in areas of information technology involving air traffic control, airport design, airline management, and operations.

Mathematical Modeling With Maple

Mathematical Modeling With Maple
$193.16

With an innovative approach that leverages the power of the Maple computer algebra system as an analytical tool, MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE offers an effective introduction to mathematical modeling of compelling real world applications. Intended for students with a background in calculus, the text shows how to formulate, build, solve, analyze, and critique models of applications in math, engineering, computer science, business, and the physical and life sciences. The book utilizes Maple for computations, plotting results graphically, and dynamically analyzing results within the modeling process. Easy-to-follow software instructions are provided, and Maple syntax in the book is also offered online as Maple workbooks allowing students to quickly and interactively work problems as they read. MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE helps students develop their analytical skills while harnessing the power of cutting-edge modern technology, allowing them to become competent, confident problem solvers for the 21st century.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+
$191.58

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ADMINISTRATION, SECOND EDITION is geared towards readers who are interested in administering, using, or developing programs for the Linux operating system. Readers are introduced to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 operating system and learn to administer Linux in a network administration environment. Hands-on labs and numerous practical examples will guide learners in the management of users, groups, software, hardware, file systems, and the X Windows System using various commands as well as the graphical YaST utility. Review Questions and Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter help users prepare for three Linux certificatin exams: Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, and CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI).

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems
$159.80

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that is equipped with necessary data processing units, sensors, automatic control and communications systems, and is capable of performing autonomously flight missions without a human pilot. Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems provides a complete treatment of the design of fully autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. It is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. In particular, it focuses on: the systematic hardware construction; software systems integration; aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is extended to the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, and vision-based ground target tracking and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPSless indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also highlighted. The proposed monograph aims to explore the research and development of fully functional miniature UAV (unmanned-aerial-vehicle) rotorcraft. This consists of a small-scale basic rotorcraft with all necessary accessories onboard, and a ground station. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. It is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. It is however a highly challenging process. The aerodynamics of a small-scale rotorcraft such as a hobby helicopter are similar to its full-scale counterpart but has some unique characteristics, such as the utilization of stabilizer bar and higher main/tail rotors rotation speed. Besides these, the strict limitation on payload also increases the difficulty on upgrading a small-scale rotorcraft to a UAV with full capacities. Based on its various characteristics and limitations, a light-weight but effective onboard computer system with corresponding onboard/ground software should be carefully designed to realize the

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction
$159.00

The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the traditional Geomechanics and Numerical Geotechnical Modelling with applications in science and practice. Geomechanics is rarely taught within the rigorous context of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, while when it comes to Numerical Modelling, commercially available finite elements or finite differences software utilize constitutive relationships within the rigorous framework. As a result, young scientists and engineers have to learn the challenging subject of constitutive modelling from a program manual and often end up with using unrealistic models which violate the Laws of Thermodynamics. The book is introductory, by no means does it claim any completeness and state of the art in such a dynamically developing field as numerical and constitutive modelling of soils. The author gives basic understanding of conventional continuum mechanics approaches to constitutive modelling, which can serve as a foundation for exploring more advanced theories. A considerable effort has been invested here into the clarity and brevity of the presentation. A special feature of this book is in exploring thermomechanical consistency of all presented constitutive models in a simple and systematic manner.

Transforming Learning With New Technologies

Transforming Learning With New Technologies
$158.02

For college students who are becoming teachers, developing 21st century technology skills requires a dynamic shift in the way they think about and make use of technology in schools. Learning how to use computer hardware and software is less and less the primary goal. Instead, teachers and students need "21st century learning"mindsets" in which they are active users and assessors of technology. "21st century learning" means teachers prepare, deliver, and assess lessons differently while students think critically and creatively about the learning they do and the technologies they use. Pre-service teachers are coming to recognize that the 21st century approach to educational technology means understanding what interactive computer technologies can do and how to utilize them to create engaging, memorable learning experiences for students. The authors have written this book to help students to do just that. The Second Edition provides essential coverage of "New and Emerging Technologies "including 21st century learning, tablet computers and apps, flipped classrooms, microblogging, online learning, virtual schools, digital citizenship, and digital video as well as expanded explorations of educational websites and software, learning games, digital portfolios, assistive technologies, and student participation systems. These additions let students learn about how the latest technologies can be used in schools to create successful learning experiences for K-12 students. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. *Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Transforming Learning with New Technologies, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText,

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling
$149.95

Line design is a very specialized field involving spatial constraints, high performance conductors, lightning protection, cable vibrations, digital terrain surveying, Fiber optic communication wires along with some exciting software developments over the past two decades. In the West, billions of dollars are being invested on building new lines and the so-called "Smart Grid". This book will cover electrical and mechanical characteristics associated with high-voltage transmission lines, selection of conductors, line layout, thermal ratings, plan and profile drawing among other things. Structures are only one component of a transmission line; as such, this book will form a companion volume to the book on structures and foundations. The book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, technicians and linemen, researchers and academics. It will contain beneficial information to those involved in the management and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and associated component systems. For those in academia, it will be an adequate textbook for (under)graduate courses centering on the topic. Asset managers at utilities and state-level electrical corporations should find the book a useful reference work during system and line maintenance operations.

Handbook of Open Source Tools

Handbook of Open Source Tools
$130.85

"Handbook of Open Source Tools" introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utiliti"

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions
$129.00

This important text/reference reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of cloud provision and cloud environments, "Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions" provides case studies from a diverse selection of researchers and practitioners of international repute. The implications of emerging cloud technologies are also analyzed from the perspective of consumers. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed. The insights provided by this practically-focused collection will be of great benefit to students, lecturers and researchers interested in the state of the art of cloud computing. Software developers, infrastructure managers, and other cloud practitioners will also find the book to be a helpful guide.

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK
$128.88

Designed to be a high-level, approachable resource for engineers who need further insight into spatial temporal information systems from an ontological perspective, Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach using STK(r) explains the dynamics of objects interaction from signal analysis to trajectory design, spatial modeling, and other spatial analytics by using STK(r), which is a general-purpose modeling and analysis application for any type of space, defense, or intelligence system. Building a foundation to begin the study of spatial temporal information systems, the book details a form of analysis that is a powerful tool for modeling, engineering, and operations of space, cyberspace, satellites, missile defense, and electronic systems. It discusses the many applications of space technologies by using a mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development that serves public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities. Written for readers with a background in physics or engineering, the book is also designed for the beginning analyst sitting behind a desk who needs more information on STK. Upon reading this book, STK new users and power users will not only understand what the tools are, but also how the software can be used to make their job easier. In addition, satellite operators and analysts benefit from the ability to utilize a variety of propagators satellite applications. Analytics, semi-analytic and numerical integrators are discussed, including Keplerian orbital elements and full numerical integration of STK s High Precision Orbit Propagation or simplified as a two-body analysis. This tool, as well as this book, will bring breadth and depth to the understanding of systems dynamics and the ontology of objects in relationship to other objects and vehicles including central bodies.

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
$124.43

This proposal constitutes an algorithm of design applying the design for six sigma thinking, tools, and philosophy to software design. The algorithm will also include conceptual design frameworks, mathematical derivation for Six Sigma capability upfront to enable design teams to disregard concepts that are not capable upfront, learning the software development cycle and saving development costs. The uniqueness of this book lies in bringing all those methodologies under the umbrella of design and provide detailed description about how these methods, QFD, DOE, the robust method, FMEA, Design for X, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ can be utilized to help quality improvement in software development, what kinds of different roles those methods play in various stages of design and how to combine those methods to form a comprehensive strategy, a design algorithm, to tackle any quality issues in the design stage.

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work
$123.95

An excellent handson book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of businessIT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioners viewpoint is the richness of accessible, downtoearth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides realworld strategies for developing largescale, missioncritical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, HansErik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UMLs Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an ebusiness case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book. Visit our Web site at www. wiley.com/compbooks/

Perspectives of Information Systems

Perspectives of Information Systems
$120.08

Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of inforï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theoï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, mathï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informaï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their developï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoretiï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of relï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our colï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design
$116.92

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three

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Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems

Analytical Applications of FT-IR to Molecular and Biological Systems
$441.52

In the past few years it has become apparent that Fourier Trans form infrared spectroscopy is developing into an excellent technique for solving some of the very difficult problems encountered in analytical chemistry. The applications of FT-IR include the detec tion and identification of chemical components separated by gas chromatography techniques, determination of low concentration com ponents in a mixture, and problems which have energy limitations such as water samples, opaque samples and biological systems. The lectures presented in this volume will be utilized at the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Florence, Italy from August 31 to September 12, 1980. These lectures are divided into three main sections: Instrumentation and Theory, Techniques, and Applications. The first section includes a basic introduction to interferometry and the operating parameters. The Techniques section consists of several lectures on accessories used in FT-IR, software and data systems, and special handling techniqucs. The third section con tains an abundance of information on the applications of the FT-IR technique to inorganic and organic molecules, polymers, biological systems, solids and to the determination of molecular structures and conformational analyses. The contents of this volume should provide the reader with the present applications in this field as well as an indication of possible future trends. In gcneral the lectures are of a pedagogical nature and are not to be considered as review articles."

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation

The Codesign of Embedded Systems: A Unified Hardware/Software Representation
$389.18

Current practice dictates the separation of the hardware and software development paths early in the design cycle. These paths remain independent with very little interaction occurring between them until system integration. In particular, hardware is often specified without fully appreciating the computational requirements of the software. Also, software development does not influence hardware development and does not track changes made during the hardware design phase. Thus, the ability to explore hardware/software tradeoffs is restricted, such as the movement of functionality from the software domain to the hardware domain (and vice-versa) or the modification of the hardware/software interface. As a result, problems that are encountered during system integration may require modification of the software and/or hardware, resulting in potentially significant cost increases and schedule overruns. To address the problems described above, a cooperative design approach, one that utilizes a unified view of hardware and software, is described. This approach is called hardware/software codesign. The Codesign of Embedded Systems develops several fundamental hardware/software codesign concepts and a methodology that supports them. A unified representation, referred to as a decomposition graph, is presented which can be used to describe hardware or software using either functional abstractions or data abstractions. Using a unified representation based on functional abstractions, an abstract hardware/software model has been implemented in a common simulation environment called ADEPT (Advanced Design Environment Prototyping Tool). This model permits early hardware/software evaluation and tradeoff exploration. Techniques have been developed which support the identification of software bottlenecks and the evaluation of design alternatives with respect to multiple metrics. The application of the model is demonstrated on several examples. A unified representation based on data abstr

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering (Icce2011) November 19-20, 2011, Melbourne, Aus
$385.28

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the International Conference on Informatics, Cybernetics, and Computer Engineering. An information system (IS) – or application landscape – is any combination of information technology and people’s activities using that technology to support operations, management. In a very broad sense, the term information system is frequently used to refer to the interaction between people, algorithmic processes, data and technology. In this sense, the term is used to refer not only to the information and communication technology (ICT) an organization uses, but also to the way in which people interact with this technology in support of business processes. Some make a clear distinction between information systems, and computer systems ICT, and business processes. Information systems are distinct from information technology in that an information system is typically seen as having an ICT component. It is mainly concerned with the purposeful utilization of information technology. Information systems are also different from business processes. Information systems help to control the performance of business processes. Computer engineering, also called computer systems engineering, is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer systems. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture. ICCE 2011 Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials in

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond

Open Source Software in Life Science Research: Practical Solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Beyond
$317.12

Summary: The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition – high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. About the editors: Lee Harland is currently leading the information engineering group at Pfizer – a group tasked with developing cutting edge software that helps scientists use internal and external information more effectively. He is also leading member of the pharma-industry pre-competitive group, the Pistoia Alliance, and has 13 years’ experience in bioinformatics, software development and information science within major Pharma. Mark Forster is currently a senior information domain specialist within the Syngenta R Information Systems (RDIS) group, supporting R scientists in the fields of small molecule discovery and development, plant breeding and biotechnology. He has 15 years of industrial experience in scientific software development, deployment and support in the US and the UK. Contents: Building research data handling systems with open source tools; Interactive predictive toxicology with Bioclipse and OpenTox; Utilizing open source software to facilitate communication of chemistry at RSC; Open source software for mass spectrometry and metabolomics; Open source software for image processing and analysis: picture this with ImageJ; Integrated data analysis with KNIME; Investigation-Study-Assay, a toolkit for standardizing data capture and sharing; GenomicTools: an open source platform for developing high-throughput analytics in genomics; Creating an in-house ‘omics data portal using EBI Atlas software; Setting up an ‘omics platform in a sm

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications

Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications
$198.95

As the air transportation system’s capacity increase has not met the rapid growth in demand, maximizing the utilization of the infrastructure is preferred over expanding it. To make the most efficient use of the existing resources, it is then necessary to develop and implement advanced technologies. Computational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications disseminates knowledge on modern information technology applications in air transportation useful to professionals, researchers, and academicians. This advanced publication contains multi-disciplinary contributions from the highest reputed authorities in areas of information technology involving air traffic control, airport design, airline management, and operations.

Mathematical Modeling With Maple

Mathematical Modeling With Maple
$193.16

With an innovative approach that leverages the power of the Maple computer algebra system as an analytical tool, MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE offers an effective introduction to mathematical modeling of compelling real world applications. Intended for students with a background in calculus, the text shows how to formulate, build, solve, analyze, and critique models of applications in math, engineering, computer science, business, and the physical and life sciences. The book utilizes Maple for computations, plotting results graphically, and dynamically analyzing results within the modeling process. Easy-to-follow software instructions are provided, and Maple syntax in the book is also offered online as Maple workbooks allowing students to quickly and interactively work problems as they read. MATHEMATICAL MODELING WITH MAPLE helps students develop their analytical skills while harnessing the power of cutting-edge modern technology, allowing them to become competent, confident problem solvers for the 21st century.

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+

Suse Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3112: CLA, LPIC-1 & Linux+
$191.58

SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER ADMINISTRATION, SECOND EDITION is geared towards readers who are interested in administering, using, or developing programs for the Linux operating system. Readers are introduced to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 operating system and learn to administer Linux in a network administration environment. Hands-on labs and numerous practical examples will guide learners in the management of users, groups, software, hardware, file systems, and the X Windows System using various commands as well as the graphical YaST utility. Review Questions and Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter help users prepare for three Linux certificatin exams: Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, and CompTIA Linux+ (Powered by LPI).

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems
$159.80

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that is equipped with necessary data processing units, sensors, automatic control and communications systems, and is capable of performing autonomously flight missions without a human pilot. Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems provides a complete treatment of the design of fully autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. It is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. In particular, it focuses on: the systematic hardware construction; software systems integration; aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is extended to the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, and vision-based ground target tracking and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPSless indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also highlighted. The proposed monograph aims to explore the research and development of fully functional miniature UAV (unmanned-aerial-vehicle) rotorcraft. This consists of a small-scale basic rotorcraft with all necessary accessories onboard, and a ground station. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing and control areas. It is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. It is however a highly challenging process. The aerodynamics of a small-scale rotorcraft such as a hobby helicopter are similar to its full-scale counterpart but has some unique characteristics, such as the utilization of stabilizer bar and higher main/tail rotors rotation speed. Besides these, the strict limitation on payload also increases the difficulty on upgrading a small-scale rotorcraft to a UAV with full capacities. Based on its various characteristics and limitations, a light-weight but effective onboard computer system with corresponding onboard/ground software should be carefully designed to realize the

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction

Constitutive Modelling in Geomechanics: Introduction
$159.00

The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the traditional Geomechanics and Numerical Geotechnical Modelling with applications in science and practice. Geomechanics is rarely taught within the rigorous context of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, while when it comes to Numerical Modelling, commercially available finite elements or finite differences software utilize constitutive relationships within the rigorous framework. As a result, young scientists and engineers have to learn the challenging subject of constitutive modelling from a program manual and often end up with using unrealistic models which violate the Laws of Thermodynamics. The book is introductory, by no means does it claim any completeness and state of the art in such a dynamically developing field as numerical and constitutive modelling of soils. The author gives basic understanding of conventional continuum mechanics approaches to constitutive modelling, which can serve as a foundation for exploring more advanced theories. A considerable effort has been invested here into the clarity and brevity of the presentation. A special feature of this book is in exploring thermomechanical consistency of all presented constitutive models in a simple and systematic manner.

Transforming Learning With New Technologies

Transforming Learning With New Technologies
$158.02

For college students who are becoming teachers, developing 21st century technology skills requires a dynamic shift in the way they think about and make use of technology in schools. Learning how to use computer hardware and software is less and less the primary goal. Instead, teachers and students need "21st century learning"mindsets" in which they are active users and assessors of technology. "21st century learning" means teachers prepare, deliver, and assess lessons differently while students think critically and creatively about the learning they do and the technologies they use. Pre-service teachers are coming to recognize that the 21st century approach to educational technology means understanding what interactive computer technologies can do and how to utilize them to create engaging, memorable learning experiences for students. The authors have written this book to help students to do just that. The Second Edition provides essential coverage of "New and Emerging Technologies "including 21st century learning, tablet computers and apps, flipped classrooms, microblogging, online learning, virtual schools, digital citizenship, and digital video as well as expanded explorations of educational websites and software, learning games, digital portfolios, assistive technologies, and student participation systems. These additions let students learn about how the latest technologies can be used in schools to create successful learning experiences for K-12 students. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. *Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Transforming Learning with New Technologies, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText,

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling

Design of Electrical Transmission Lines: Line and System Modeling
$149.95

Line design is a very specialized field involving spatial constraints, high performance conductors, lightning protection, cable vibrations, digital terrain surveying, Fiber optic communication wires along with some exciting software developments over the past two decades. In the West, billions of dollars are being invested on building new lines and the so-called "Smart Grid". This book will cover electrical and mechanical characteristics associated with high-voltage transmission lines, selection of conductors, line layout, thermal ratings, plan and profile drawing among other things. Structures are only one component of a transmission line; as such, this book will form a companion volume to the book on structures and foundations. The book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, technicians and linemen, researchers and academics. It will contain beneficial information to those involved in the management and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines and associated component systems. For those in academia, it will be an adequate textbook for (under)graduate courses centering on the topic. Asset managers at utilities and state-level electrical corporations should find the book a useful reference work during system and line maintenance operations.

Handbook of Open Source Tools

Handbook of Open Source Tools
$130.85

"Handbook of Open Source Tools" introduces a comprehensive collection of advanced open source tools useful in developing software applications. The book contains information on more than 200 open-source tools which include software construction utiliti"

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions

Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions
$129.00

This important text/reference reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Exploring the strengths and vulnerabilities of cloud provision and cloud environments, "Cloud Computing: Challenges, Limitations and R Solutions" provides case studies from a diverse selection of researchers and practitioners of international repute. The implications of emerging cloud technologies are also analyzed from the perspective of consumers. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed. The insights provided by this practically-focused collection will be of great benefit to students, lecturers and researchers interested in the state of the art of cloud computing. Software developers, infrastructure managers, and other cloud practitioners will also find the book to be a helpful guide.

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK

Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach Using STK
$128.88

Designed to be a high-level, approachable resource for engineers who need further insight into spatial temporal information systems from an ontological perspective, Spatial Temporal Information Systems: An Ontological Approach using STK(r) explains the dynamics of objects interaction from signal analysis to trajectory design, spatial modeling, and other spatial analytics by using STK(r), which is a general-purpose modeling and analysis application for any type of space, defense, or intelligence system. Building a foundation to begin the study of spatial temporal information systems, the book details a form of analysis that is a powerful tool for modeling, engineering, and operations of space, cyberspace, satellites, missile defense, and electronic systems. It discusses the many applications of space technologies by using a mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development that serves public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities. Written for readers with a background in physics or engineering, the book is also designed for the beginning analyst sitting behind a desk who needs more information on STK. Upon reading this book, STK new users and power users will not only understand what the tools are, but also how the software can be used to make their job easier. In addition, satellite operators and analysts benefit from the ability to utilize a variety of propagators satellite applications. Analytics, semi-analytic and numerical integrators are discussed, including Keplerian orbital elements and full numerical integration of STK s High Precision Orbit Propagation or simplified as a two-body analysis. This tool, as well as this book, will bring breadth and depth to the understanding of systems dynamics and the ontology of objects in relationship to other objects and vehicles including central bodies.

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence

Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
$124.43

This proposal constitutes an algorithm of design applying the design for six sigma thinking, tools, and philosophy to software design. The algorithm will also include conceptual design frameworks, mathematical derivation for Six Sigma capability upfront to enable design teams to disregard concepts that are not capable upfront, learning the software development cycle and saving development costs. The uniqueness of this book lies in bringing all those methodologies under the umbrella of design and provide detailed description about how these methods, QFD, DOE, the robust method, FMEA, Design for X, Axiomatic Design, TRIZ can be utilized to help quality improvement in software development, what kinds of different roles those methods play in various stages of design and how to combine those methods to form a comprehensive strategy, a design algorithm, to tackle any quality issues in the design stage.

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work

Business Modeling with UML: Business Patterns at Work
$123.95

An excellent handson book for practitioners eager to document the internal structure and everyday workings of business processes. This clear and practical book belongs on the shelf of everyone dedicated to mapping, maintaining, and streamlining business processes." Richard Mark Soley, Phd, Chairman and CEO, OMG "Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of businessIT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioners viewpoint is the richness of accessible, downtoearth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software "UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software "This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides realworld strategies for developing largescale, missioncritical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, HansErik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UMLs Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an ebusiness case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book. Visit our Web site at www. wiley.com/compbooks/

Perspectives of Information Systems

Perspectives of Information Systems
$120.08

Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of inforï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theoï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, mathï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informaï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their developï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoretiï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of relï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our colï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design

Open Pit Mine: Planning & Design
$116.92

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three


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