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Competitive Inteligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory

Competitive Inteligence 2.0: Organization, Innovation and Territory

By: Luc Quoniam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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The recent "concept of 2.0", a consequence of "Web 2.0", discusses the emergence of a new style, emancipated from the Web, which finds applications in all areas of social activity: management, innovation, education , organization, territory, etc. This book considers the implications of the changing paradigm for competitive, economic and territorial intelligence applied to innovation, value creation and enhancement of territories. Competitive intelligence is therefore in the "2.0" and its values: perpetual beta, user-generated content, social relations, etc., horizontality, a renewed...

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics

By: J. Paolo Davim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words "mechanics" and "electronics". It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics. The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g. robots) from an engineering perspective, thinking about the design of products and manufacturing processes. Today, mechatronics is having a significant and increasing impact on engineering - in...

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals: Theory and Design

By: Jean-Marc Laheurte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Compact Antennas for Wireless Communications and Terminals deals with compact microwave antennas and, more specifically, with the planar version of these antennas. Planar antennas are the most appropriate type of antenna in modern communication systems and more generally in all applications requiring miniaturization, integration and conformation such as in mobile phone handsets. The book is suitable for students, engineers and scientists eager to understand the principles of planar and small antennas, their design and fabrication issues, and modern aspects such as UWB antennas,...

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Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

By: Ricardo Caferra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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Logic and its components (propositional, first-order, non-classical) play a key role in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. While a large amount of information exists scattered throughout various media (books, journal articles, webpages, etc.), the diffuse nature of these sources is problematic and logic as a topic benefits from a unified approach. Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence utilizes this format, surveying the tableaux, resolution, Davis and Putnam methods, logic programming, as well as for example unification and subsumption. For non-classical logics,...

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Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

Tools for Signal Compression: Applications to Speech and Audio Coding

By: Nicolas Moreau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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This book presents tools and algorithms required to compress/uncompress signals such as speech and music. These algorithms are largely used in mobile phones, DVD players, HDTV sets, etc. In a first rather theoretical part, this book presents the standard tools used in compression systems: scalar and vector quantization, predictive quantization, transform quantization, entropy coding. In particular we show the consistency between these different tools. The second part explains how these tools are used in the latest speech and audio coders. The third part gives Matlab programs simulating...

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Emotion-Oriented Systems

Emotion-Oriented Systems

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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The Affective Computing domain, term coined by Rosalind Picard in 1997, gathers several scientific areas such as computer science, cognitive science, psychology, design and art. The humane-machine interaction systems are no longer solely fast and efficient. They aim to offer to users affective experiences: user's affective state is detected and considered within the interaction; the system displays affective state; it can reason about their implication to achieve a task or resolve a problem. In this book, we have chosen to cover various domains of research in emotion-oriented systems. Our...

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Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics: The TLM Method

Numerical Analysis in Electromagnetics: The TLM Method

By: Pierre Saguet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2012

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The aim of this book is to give a broad overview of the TLM (Transmission Line Matrix) method, which is one of the "time-domain numerical methods". These methods are reputed for their significant reliance on computer resources. However, they have the advantage of being highly general. The TLM method has acquired a reputation for being a powerful and effective tool by numerous teams and still benefits today from significant theoretical developments. In particular, in recent years, its ability to simulate various situations with excellent precision, including complex materials, has been...

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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 03-NOV-2011

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Photovoltaic system design is both an art and a science. Good design requires the integration of many different forms of knowledge, including physics, aesthetics, business acumen, engineering, and architecture. It also requires a systems approach that combines and assimilates different technologies and structures. Good design is accomplished when art meets science to achieve higher-performance and more-efficient and effective systems. Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design provides readers with the knowledge they need to design high-performance PV systems. The text takes a systematic...

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Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2011

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The solar energy industry is growing and so is the demand for skilled and certified photovoltaic professionals. The NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam ensures and reinforces that the professional has attained the basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of PV system design, installation, and operation. Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam provides students with the information they need to successfully pass the exam. The organization of the text parallels that of the major exam sections and includes the essential concepts and principles that are covered on the exam. Review Guide for...

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Mobile Networks Architecture

Mobile Networks Architecture

By: Andre Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-FEB-2012

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This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies: - 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution; - 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions: - HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), - HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), - HSPA+; - 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet System) network. The telephone service and data transmission are the...

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Wireless Optical Telecommunications

Wireless Optical Telecommunications

By: Olivier Bouchet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-MAY-2012

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Wireless optical communication refers to communication based on the unguided propagation of optical waves. The past 30 years have seen significant improvements in this technique - a wireless communication solution for the current millennium - that offers an alternative to radio systems; a technique that could gain attractiveness due to recent concerns regarding the potential effects of radiofrequency waves on human health. The aim of this book is to look at the free space optics that are already used for the exchange of current information; its many benefits, such as incorporating...

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Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

By: Laurent Decreusefond; Pascal Moyal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-APR-2012

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This book addresses the stochastic modeling of telecommunication networks, introducing the main mathematical tools for that purpose, such as Markov processes, real and spatial point processes and stochastic recursions, and presenting a wide list of results on stability, performances and comparison of systems. The authors propose a comprehensive mathematical construction of the foundations of stochastic network theory: Markov chains, continuous time Markov chains are extensively studied using an original martingale-based approach. A complete presentation of stochastic recursions from an...

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Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research

Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research

By: Aditya Johri; Barbara M. Olds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research is the critical reference source for the growing field of engineering education research, featuring the work of world luminaries writing to define and inform this emerging field. The Handbook draws extensively on contemporary research in the learning sciences, examining how technology affects learners and learning environments, and the role of social context in learning. Since a landmark issue of the Journal of Engineering Education (2005), in which senior scholars argued for a stronger theoretical and empirically driven agenda,...

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Vibration of Mechanical Systems

Vibration of Mechanical Systems

By: Alok Sinha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2010

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In this textbook all the basic concepts in mechanical vibrations are clearly identified and presented in a concise and simple manner with illustrative and practical examples. Vibration concepts include a review of selected topics in mechanics; a description of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems in terms of equivalent mass, equivalent stiffness, and equivalent damping; a unified treatment of various forced response problems (base excitation and rotating balance); an introduction to systems thinking, highlighting the fact that SDOF analysis is a building block for...

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Reporting Results

Reporting Results

By: David C. van Aken; William F. Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2008

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This brief 2008 guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice. This book will be especially useful to students in a first chemistry or physics laboratory course. Advanced courses will often use the same formatting as required for submission to technical journals or for technical report...

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Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects

By: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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Create amazing robotic projects on a shoestring budget Make your projects talk and understand speech with Raspberry Pi Use standard webcam to make your projects see and enhance vision capabilities Full of simple, easy-to-understand instructions to bring your Raspberry Pi online for developing robotics projects In Detail Robotics development is accelerating, and an amazing array of new hardware and software capabilities are available to anyone with an interest in the area. Robots will soon be a part of our everyday life, and it will soon be as important to know how they...

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Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3, Third Edition

Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3, Third Edition

By: Jaan Kiusalaas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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This book is an introduction to numerical methods for students in engineering. It covers solution of equations, interpolation and data fitting, solution of differential equations, eigenvalue problems and optimisation. The algorithms are implemented in Python 3, a high-level programming language that rivals MATLAB® in readability and ease of use. All methods include programs showing how the computer code is utilised in the solution of problems. The book is based on Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python, which used Python 2. This new edition demonstrates the use of Python 3 and...

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Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

By: Er-Ping Li; Hong-Son Chu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Plasmonic nanostructures provide new ways of manipulating the flow of light with nanostructures and nanoparticles exhibiting optical properties never before seen in the macro-world. Covering plasmonic technology from fundamental theory to real world applications, this work provides a comprehensive overview of the field. • Discusses the fundamental theory of plasmonics, enabling a deeper understanding of plasmonic technology • Details numerical methods for modeling, design and optimization of plasmonic nanostructures • Includes step-by-step design guidelines for active and passive...

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Large MIMO Systems

Large MIMO Systems

By: A. Chockalingam; B. Sundar Rajan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Large MIMO systems, with tens to hundreds of antennas, are a promising emerging communication technology. This book provides a unique overview of this technology, covering the opportunities, engineering challenges, solutions, and state-of-the-art of large MIMO test beds. There is in-depth coverage of algorithms for large MIMO signal processing, based on meta-heuristics, belief propagation and Monte Carlo sampling techniques, and suited for large MIMO signal detection, precoding, and LDPC code designs. The book also covers the training requirement and channel estimation approaches in...

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Tractability

Tractability

By: Lucas Bordeaux; Youssef Hamadi; Pushmeet Kohli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Classical computer science textbooks tell us that some problems are 'hard'. Yet many areas, from machine learning and computer vision, to theorem proving and software verification, have defined their own set of tools for effectively solving complex problems. Tractability provides an overview of these different techniques, and of the fundamental concepts and properties used to tame intractability. This book will help you understand what to do when facing a hard computational problem. Can the problem be modelled by convex, or submodular functions? Will the instances arising in practice be of...