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Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

By: Erchin Serpedin; Thomas Chen; Dinesh Rajan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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This text describes mathematical concepts and results important in the design, analysis, and optimization of signal processing algorithms, modern communication systems, and networks. It offers a comprehensive overview of methods and applications from linear algebra, numerical analysis, statistics, probability, stochastic processes, and optimization. The book presents the necessary prerequisites and includes examples, homework problems, and references in each chapter. Teaching materials are accessible on the book’s webpage and a solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption....

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An Introduction to Kalman Filtering with MATLAB Examples

An Introduction to Kalman Filtering with MATLAB Examples

By: Narayan Kovvali; Mahesh Banavar; Andreas Spanias

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

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The Kalman filter is the Bayesian optimum solution to the problem of sequentially estimating the states of a dynamical system in which the state evolution and measurement processes are both linear and Gaussian. Given the ubiquity of such systems, the Kalman filter finds use in a variety of applications, e.g., target tracking, guidance and navigation, and communications systems. The purpose of this book is to present a brief introduction to Kalman filtering. The theoretical framework of the Kalman filter is first presented, followed by examples showing its use in practical applications....

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CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers

CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers

By: Gregory Ruetsch; Massimiliano Fatica

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2013

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CUDA Fortran for Scientists and Engineers shows how high-performance application developers can leverage the power of GPUs using Fortran, the familiar language of scientific computing and supercomputer performance benchmarking. The authors presume no prior parallel computing experience, and cover the basics along with best practices for efficient GPU computing using CUDA Fortran. To help you add CUDA Fortran to existing Fortran codes, the book explains how to understand the target GPU architecture, identify computationally intensive parts of the code, and modify the code to manage...

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Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

By: Henrik Lund

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2009

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How can society quickly convert to renewable energy? Can worldwide energy needs ever be met through 100% renewable sources? The answers to these questions rest largely on the perception of choice in the energy arena. It is of pivotal importance that engineers, researchers and policymakers understand what choices are available, and reasonable, when considering the design and deployment of new energy systems. The mission of this new book, written by one of the world's foremost experts in renewable power, is to arm these professionals with the tools and methodologies necessary to make smart...

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Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

By: Željko Ivezić; Andrew J. Connolly; Jacob T VanderPlas; Alexander Gray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 05-JAN-2014

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As telescopes, detectors, and computers grow ever more powerful, the volume of data at the disposal of astronomers and astrophysicists will enter the petabyte domain, providing accurate measurements for billions of celestial objects. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the cutting-edge statistical methods needed to efficiently analyze complex data sets from astronomical surveys such as the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, the Dark Energy Survey, and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. It serves as a practical handbook for...

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Dr. Q

Dr. Q

By: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

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Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa pasó de «mover canales de riego y recoger tomates, a luchar contra el cáncer cerebral». Esta entrañable historia, narrada en primera persona, relata la travesía: nos lleva desde su niñez en un pequeñísimo pueblo de Baja California, en México, a la Neurocirugía y la investigación en el célebre hospital-escuela Johns Hopkins. El camino inicia con sus sueños infantiles, como dominar las maniobras de Kalimán (un personaje de historietas) y viajar a mundos extraños; y transcurre por el durísimo trabajo en los campos y los ferrocarriles del otro lado de la frontera,...

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Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

By: Bernhard Preim; Charl P Botha

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment...

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Number Theory: A Historical Approach

Number Theory: A Historical Approach

By: John J. Watkins

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 29-DEC-2013

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The natural numbers have been studied for thousands of years, yet most undergraduate textbooks present number theory as a long list of theorems with little mention of how these results were discovered or why they are important. This book emphasizes the historical development of number theory, describing methods, theorems, and proofs in the contexts in which they originated, and providing an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating subjects in mathematics. Written in an informal style by an award-winning teacher, Number Theory covers prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and a...

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X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

By: Jenő Gubicza

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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X-ray line profile analysis is an effective and non-destructive method for the characterization of the microstructure in crystalline materials. Supporting research in the area of x-ray line profile analysis is necessary in promoting further developments in this field. X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science aims to synthesize the existing knowledge of the theory, methodology, and applications of x-ray line profile analysis in real-world settings. This publication presents both the theoretical background and practical implementation of x-ray line profile analysis and serves as a...

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Marine Technology and Sustainable Development

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development

By: Oladokun Olanrewaju; Abdul Hamid Saharuddin; Ab Saman Ab Kader; Wan Mohd Norsani Wan Nik

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green innovation. Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations examines theoretical frameworks and empirical research in the maritime industry, evaluating new technologies, methodologies, and practices against a backdrop of sustainability. This critical reference encourages the...

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A Course in Mathematical Analysis

A Course in Mathematical Analysis

By: D. J. H. Garling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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The three volumes of A Course in Mathematical Analysis provide a full and detailed account of all those elements of real and complex analysis that an undergraduate mathematics student can expect to encounter in their first two or three years of study. Containing hundreds of exercises, examples and applications, these books will become an invaluable resource for both students and instructors. This first volume focuses on the analysis of real-valued functions of a real variable. Besides developing the basic theory it describes many applications, including a chapter on Fourier series. It also...

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Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

By: Nava Silton

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals are not aware of the recent technological developments that are available to assist these individuals. Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism. This book is an essential reference source for parents, teachers, special educators, researchers, academics, and...

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The Cell Method

The Cell Method

By: Elena Ferretti

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2014

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The Cell Method (CM) is a computational tool that maintains critical multidimensional attributes of physical phenomena in analysis. This information is neglected in the differential formulations of the classical approaches of finite element, boundary element, finite volume, and finite difference analysis, often leading to numerical instabilities and spurious results. This book highlights the central theoretical concepts of the CM that preserve a more accurate and precise representation of the geometric and topological features of variables for practical problem solving. Important applications...

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A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

By: Pavel L.,Krapivsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 18-NOV-2010

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Aimed at graduate students, this book explores some of the core phenomena in non-equilibrium statistical physics. It focuses on the development and application of theoretical methods to help students develop their problem-solving skills. The book begins with microscopic transport processes: diffusion, collision-driven phenomena, and exclusion. It then presents the kinetics of aggregation, fragmentation and adsorption, where the basic phenomenology and solution techniques are emphasized. The following chapters cover kinetic spin systems, both from a discrete and a continuum perspective, the...

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Probability for Finance

Probability for Finance

By: Ekkehard Kopp; Jan Malczak; Tomasz Zastawniak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Students and instructors alike will benefit from this rigorous, unfussy text, which keeps a clear focus on the basic probabilistic concepts required for an understanding of financial market models, including independence and conditioning. Assuming only some calculus and linear algebra, the text develops key results of measure and integration, which are applied to probability spaces and random variables, culminating in central limit theory. Consequently it provides essential prerequisites to graduate-level study of modern finance and, more generally, to the study of stochastic processes....

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Fourier Analysis

Fourier Analysis

By: T. W. Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-JAN-1988

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Fourier analysis is a subject that was born in physics but grew up in mathematics. Now it is part of the standard repertoire for mathematicians, physicists and engineers. In most books, this diversity of interest is often ignored, but here Dr Körner has provided a shop-window for some of the ideas, techniques and elegant results of Fourier analysis, and for their applications. These range from number theory, numerical analysis, control theory and statistics, to earth science, astronomy, and electrical engineering. Each application is placed in perspective by a short essay. The...

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Complexity Science

Complexity Science

By: Robin Ball; Vassili Kolokoltsov; Robert S. MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Complexity science is the study of systems with many interdependent components. Such systems - and the self-organization and emergent phenomena they manifest - lie at the heart of many challenges of global importance. This book is a coherent introduction to the mathematical methods used to understand complexity, with plenty of examples and real-world applications. It starts with the crucial concepts of self-organization and emergence, then tackles complexity in dynamical systems using differential equations and chaos theory. Several classes of models of interacting particle systems are...

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Communication Networks

Communication Networks

By: R. Srikant; Lei Ying

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Provides a modern mathematical approach to the design of communication networks for graduate students, blending control, optimization, and stochastic network theories. A broad range of performance analysis tools are discussed, including important advanced topics that have been made accessible to students for the first time. Taking a top-down approach to network protocol design, the authors begin with the deterministic model and progress to more sophisticated models. Network algorithms and protocols are tied closely to the theory, illustrating the practical engineering applications of each...

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Boundary Conformal Field Theory and the Worldsheet Approach to D-Branes

Boundary Conformal Field Theory and the Worldsheet Approach to D-Branes

By: Andreas Recknagel; Volker Schomerus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Boundary conformal field theory is concerned with a class of two-dimensional quantum field theories which display a rich mathematical structure and have many applications ranging from string theory to condensed matter physics. In particular, the framework allows discussion of strings and branes directly at the quantum level. Written by internationally renowned experts, this comprehensive introduction to boundary conformal field theory reaches from theoretical foundations to recent developments, with an emphasis on the algebraic treatment of string backgrounds. Topics covered include basic...

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Geometry, Second Edition

Geometry, Second Edition

By: David A. Brannan; Matthew F. Esplen; Jeremy J. Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 22-DEC-2011

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This richly illustrated and clearly written undergraduate textbook captures the excitement and beauty of geometry. The approach is that of Klein in his Erlangen programme: a geometry is a space together with a set of transformations of the space. The authors explore various geometries: affine, projective, inversive, hyperbolic and elliptic. In each case they carefully explain the key results and discuss the relationships between the geometries. New features in this second edition include concise end-of-chapter summaries to aid student revision, a list of further reading and a list of...