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Master Math: Algebra 2

Master Math: Algebra 2

By: Mary Hansen

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2014

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MASTER MATH: ALGEBRA 2 is a clear, comprehensive guide to the concepts and problem-solving techniques taught in the typical high school Intermediate Algebra or Algebra 2 class. As Algebra 2 becomes a graduation requirement in more states, it's more important than ever for students to prepare themselves to handle this intermediate-level course work. MASTER MATH: ALGEBRA 2 carefully introduces the foundational concepts in each topic area--from linear equations to polynomials, radical functions, and beyond--and provides a wealth of tips, step-by-step examples, practice problems, and solutions....

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The Calculus Lifesaver

The Calculus Lifesaver

By: Adrian Banner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 28-NOV-2009

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For many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A's but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a series of...

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

By: Jeffrey Karp; Weian Zhao

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface  explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis. The...

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Master Math: Elementary School Math

Master Math: Elementary School Math

By: Kristen Gryskevich

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Math instruction is changing. The subject is no longer taught the way it was when today's parents were in school. Keeping up and helping your elementary-grade child with math can be challenging and, at times, frustrating. If you're facing difficulties helping your child grasp elementary math, here's good news: You're not alone, and help is on the way. MASTER MATH: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH is the key to decreasing study and test anxieties and making math easier for your child. This concise guide, written by an experienced elementary school teacher, is a fast, straightforward reference that will...

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Joint Replacement Technology

Joint Replacement Technology

By: P.A. Revell

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2014

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Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. For its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons, it relies on collaboration between clinicians and researchers. This second edition provides a comprehensive review of the scientific and engineering developments in joint replacement technology. Part one introduces the advances in joint replacement technology, tribological considerations and experiments, and immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements. Part two...

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Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration

By: P. Dubruel; S. Van Vlierberghe

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

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In recent decades, there has been a shift from the idea of using biomaterials as passive substitutes for damaged bones towards the concept of biomaterials as aids for the regeneration of a host’s own bone tissue. This has resulted in an important field of research and a range of technological developments. This book provides a comprehensive review of the biomaterials available and how they can be applied in bone regeneration. In part one, a wide range of materials are discussed, including calcium phosphate cements, hydrogels, biopolymers, synthetic polymers and shape memory polymers....

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The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

By: Brian F. Towler

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources—all energy usage involves some...

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By: Michio Inagaki; Feiyu Kang

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2014

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals provides a comprehensive introduction to carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. The contents are organized into two main parts. Following a brief introduction on the history of carbon materials, Part 1 focuses on the fundamental science on the preparation and characterization of various carbon materials, and Part 2 concentrates on their engineering and applications, including hot areas like energy storage and environmental remediation. The book also includes up-to-date advanced information on such newer...

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Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam

Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam

By: Nguyen Danh Thao; Hiroshi Takagi; Miguel Esteban

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2014

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Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam is the first book to focus specifically on natural hazards and climate change in Vietnam. The book examines threats such as tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and salinity intrusion, and their respective effects on coastal structures and environments. It also looks at crucial management and mitigation efforts, including breakwater design, irrigation systems, coastal dunes and dikes, and more. The challenges faced by this country in the future will have important regional and global repercussions; areas such as the...

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

By: Dobrin Toporov

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas focuses on a niche technology, combustion of coal in an oxygen rich environment, which is one approach to obtaining ‘clean coal,’ by making it easier to capture carbon that is released in the combustion process. Toporov’s book breaks ground on covering the key fundamentals of oxycoal technologies, which have not yet been covered in this depth. Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas summarizes the main results from a pioneering work on experimental and numerical...

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Probabilistic Approaches to Recommendations

Probabilistic Approaches to Recommendations

By: Nicola Barbieri; Giuseppe Manco; Ettore Ritacco

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The importance of accurate recommender systems has been widely recognized by academia and industry, and recommendation is rapidly becoming one of the most successful applications of data mining and machine learning. Understanding and predicting the choices and preferences of users is a challenging task: real-world scenarios involve users behaving in complex situations, where prior beliefs, specific tendencies, and reciprocal influences jointly contribute to determining the preferences of users toward huge amounts of information, services, and products. Probabilistic modeling represents a...

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Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and...

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Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims

Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims

By: Michele Jeanne Sadler

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims provides an overview of how health claims are regulated in the EU as well as detailed scientific and regulatory information about permitted health claims for particular types of foods and ingredients. Part one provides a background to the regulation of health claims in Europe. Part two focuses on authorised disease risk reduction claims, claims relating to children’s development and health and proprietary claims. Part three sets out ingredients with permitted ‘general function’ claims, including choline,...

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Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

By: Z Jin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2014

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Modelling is an important aspect of the design process for biomaterials and medical devices. By effectively modelling biomaterials and implants before their implantation, it is now possible to predict certain implant-tissue reactions, degradation and wear. Consequently, computational modelling is becoming increasingly important in the design and manufacture of biomedical materials, allowing scientists to more accurately tailor their materials’ properties for the in vivo environment. Computational modelling of biomechanics and biotribology in the musculoskeletal system begins with an...

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Advances in Biorefineries

Advances in Biorefineries

By: Keith W. Waldron

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimising the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value added products. It considers...

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Biological Identification

Biological Identification

By: R. Paul Schaudies

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Biological identification systems are a vital component in countering the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. It is essential that such systems are fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book provides a detailed review of the technologies available and the potential for future developments. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS),...

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Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications

Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications

By: Niklaus Baltzer; Thierry Copponnex

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Precious metals and semi-precious metals have been used in medicine for many years. The properties of these metals and their alloys make them suitable for an increasing number of medical applications. This book provides readers with a useful review of this group of materials’ unique properties and applications. The first part of the book provides readers with the fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications, before chapters in part two look at a wide range of applications of precious metals in medicine. Provides a useful review of this group of materials’ unique...

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

By: Parvaiz Ahmad; Saiema Rasool

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume II - A Sustainable Approach helps readers take technological measures to alleviate plant stress and improve crop production in various environmental conditions. This resource provides a comprehensive review of how technology can be implemented to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. The book considers issues of deforestation, disease prevention, climate change and drought, water and land management, and more. It will help any...

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Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry

Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry

By: Stanley Burg

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

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Hypobaric Storage in Food Industry: Advances in Application and Theory presents recent examples of hypobaric storage implementation. The book covers examples including hypobaric warehouses in the United States and China; the results from extensive Chinese publications, some addressing military use; improved design of an intermodal container to reduce cost, weight, and power consumption; and a proposal to fabricate a  container in China for shipping mangoes and other difficult-to-export plant commodities. In1979 the Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award was given by the...

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Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems

By: S. Chakraverty

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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For various scientific and engineering problems, how to deal with variables and parameters of uncertain value is an important issue. Full analysis of the specific errors in measurement, observations, experiments, and applications are vital in dealing with the parameters taken to simplify the problem. Mathematics of Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Engineering and Science Problems aims to provide the reader with basic concepts for soft computing and other methods for various means of uncertainty in handling solutions, analysis, and applications. This book is an essential reference work...