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An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications

An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications

By: Boris S. Mordukhovich; Nguyen Mau Nam

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

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Convex optimization has an increasing impact on many areas of mathematics, applied sciences, and practical applications. It is now being taught at many universities and being used by researchers of different fields. As convex analysis is the mathematical foundation for convex optimization, having deep knowledge of convex analysis helps students and researchers apply its tools more effectively. The main goal of this book is to provide an easy access to the most fundamental parts of convex analysis and its applications to optimization. Modern techniques of variational analysis are employed to...

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Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

By: Vaughan Michell; Deborah Rosenorn-Lanng; Stephen Gulliver; Wendy Currie

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements. The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches...

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Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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An in-depth look at the latest research, methods, and applications in the field of protein bioinformatics This book presents the latest developments in protein bioinformatics, introducing for the first time cutting-edge research results alongside novel algorithmic and AI methods for the analysis of protein data. In one complete, self-contained volume, Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics addresses key challenges facing both computer scientists and biologists, arming readers with tools and techniques for analyzing and interpreting protein data and...

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An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2013

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Praise for the First Edition ". . . outstandingly appealing with regard to its style, contents, considerations of requirements of practice, choice of examples, and exercises."—Zentralblatt MATH ". . . carefully structured with many detailed worked examples."—The Mathematical Gazette The Second Edition of the highly regarded An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis provides a fully revised guide to numerical approximation. The book continues to be accessible and expertly guides readers through the many available techniques of numerical methods and analysis. An Introduction...

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Handbook of Probability

Handbook of Probability

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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THE COMPLETE COLLECTION NECESSARY FOR A CONCRETE UNDERSTANDING OF PROBABILITY Written in a clear, accessible, and comprehensive manner, the Handbook of Probability presents the fundamentals of probability with an emphasis on the balance of theory, application, and methodology. Utilizing basic examples throughout, the handbook expertly transitions between concepts and practice to allow readers an inclusive introduction to the field of probability. The book provides a useful format with self-contained chapters, allowing the reader easy and quick reference. Each chapter includes an...

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Nonparametric Statistical Methods, 3rd Edition

Nonparametric Statistical Methods, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Praise for the Second Edition "This book should be an essential part of the personal library of every practicing statistician."—Technometrics Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of Nonparametric Statistical Methods includes additional modern topics and procedures, more practical data sets, and new problems from real-life situations. The book continues to emphasize the importance of nonparametric methods as a significant branch of modern statistics and equips readers with the conceptual and technical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriate procedures for any...

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Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

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Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as the user-friendly MATLAB, to focus more on building and analyzing models as opposed to configuring tedious calculations. Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB provides an introduction to model creation using MATLAB, followed by the translation, analysis, interpretation, and observation of the models. With an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that embeds...

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The Brain Sell

The Brain Sell

By: David Lewis

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2013

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Science has made the leap from the lab to come to a store near you and the effects on us are phenomenal. Corporations in hyper-competition are now using the new mind sciences to analyze how and when we shop, and the hidden triggers that persuade us to consume. From bargains in the Big Apple to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, from in-store to interactive and online to mobile, neuromarketing pioneer Dr. David Lewis goes behind the scenes of the persuasion industry to reveal the powerful tools and techniques, technologies and psychologies seeking to stimulate us all to buy more often...

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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and...

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Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory

Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory

By: Georgios Chalkiadakis; Edith Elkind; Michael Wooldridge

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2011

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Cooperative game theory is a branch of (micro-)economics that studies the behavior of self-interested agents in strategic settings where binding agreements among agents are possible. Our aim in this book is to present a survey of work on the computational aspects of cooperative game theory. We begin by formally defining transferable utility games in characteristic function form, and introducing key solution concepts such as the core and the Shapley value. We then discuss two major issues that arise when considering such games from a computational perspective: identifying compact...

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Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

By: Gita Sukthankar; Christopher Geib; Hung Hai Bui; David Pynadath; Robert P. Goldman

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2014

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Plan recognition, activity recognition, and intent recognition together combine and unify techniques from user modeling, machine vision, intelligent user interfaces, human/computer interaction, autonomous and multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, and machine learning. Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition explains the crucial role of these techniques in a wide variety of applications including: • personal agent assistants • computer and network security • opponent modeling in games and simulation systems • coordination in robots and software agents • web...

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Differential Forms, 2nd Edition

Differential Forms, 2nd Edition

By: Steven H. Weintraub

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

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Differential forms are utilized as a mathematical technique to help students, researchers, and engineers analyze and interpret problems where abstract spaces and structures are concerned, and when questions of shape, size, and relative positions are involved. Differential Forms has gained high recognition in the mathematical and scientific community as a powerful computational tool in solving research problems and simplifying very abstract problems through mathematical analysis on a computer. Differential Forms, 2 nd Edition, is a solid resource for students and professionals...

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Introduction to Stochastic Models

Introduction to Stochastic Models

By: Marius Iosifescu; Nikolaos Limnios; Gheorghe Oprisan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-APR-2010

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This book provides a pedagogical examination of the way in which stochastic models are encountered in applied sciences and techniques such as physics, engineering, biology and genetics, economics and social sciences. It covers Markov and semi-Markov models, as well as their particular cases: Poisson, renewal processes, branching processes, Ehrenfest models, genetic models, optimal stopping, reliability, reservoir theory, storage models, and queuing systems. Given this comprehensive treatment of the subject, students and researchers in applied sciences, as well as anyone looking for an...

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Introduction to Stochastic Analysis: Integrals and Differential Equations

Introduction to Stochastic Analysis: Integrals and Differential Equations

By: Vigirdas Mackevičius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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This is an introduction to stochastic integration and stochastic differential equations written in an understandable way for a wide audience, from students of mathematics to practitioners in biology, chemistry, physics, and finances. The presentation is based on the naïve stochastic integration, rather than on abstract theories of measure and stochastic processes. The proofs are rather simple for practitioners and, at the same time, rather rigorous for mathematicians. Detailed application examples in natural sciences and finance are presented. Much attention is paid to simulation diffusion...

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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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Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education

Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education

By: Marijana Despotović-Zrakić; Veljko Milutinović; Aleksandar Belić

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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As information systems used for research and educational purposes have become more complex, there has been an increase in the need for new computing architecture. High performance and cloud computing provide reliable and cost-effective information technology infrastructure that enhances research and educational processes. Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education presents the applications of cloud computing in various settings, such as scientific research, education, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, and social computing. Providing...

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Brainwashed

Brainwashed

By: Sally Satel; Scott Lilienfeld

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2013

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What can’t neuroscience tell us about ourselves? Since fMRI—functional magnetic resonance imaging—was introduced in the early 1990s, brain scans have been used to help politicians understand and manipulate voters, determine guilt in court cases, and make sense of everything from musical aptitude to romantic love. But although brain scans and other neurotechnologies have provided groundbreaking insights into the workings of the human brain, the increasingly fashionable idea that they are the most important means of answering the enduring mysteries of psychology is misguided—and...

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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...

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Climatopolis

Climatopolis

By: Matthew E. Kahn

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2013

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We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there’s no stopping it. The question, according to environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we’re going to avoid a hotter future but how we’re going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives as we change our behaviors and our surroundings. Taking the reader on a tour of the world’s cities— from New York to Beijing to Mumbai—Kahn’s clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive...