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Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and the Design of Intelligent Agents

By: Michael Gelfond; Yulia Kahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Knowledge representation and reasoning is the foundation of artificial intelligence, declarative programming, and the design of knowledge-intensive software systems capable of performing intelligent tasks. Using logical and probabilistic formalisms based on answer set programming (ASP) and action languages, this book shows how knowledge-intensive systems can be given knowledge about the world and how it can be used to solve non-trivial computational problems. The authors maintain a balance between mathematical analysis and practical design of intelligent agents. All the concepts, such as...

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Stochastic Networks

Stochastic Networks

By: Frank Kelly; Elena Yudovina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Communication networks underpin our modern world, and provide fascinating and challenging examples of large-scale stochastic systems. Randomness arises in communication systems at many levels: for example, the initiation and termination times of calls in a telephone network, or the statistical structure of the arrival streams of packets at routers in the Internet. How can routing, flow control and connection acceptance algorithms be designed to work well in uncertain and random environments? This compact introduction illustrates how stochastic models can be used to shed light on important...

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Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

By: Christopher C. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Covering a broad range of topics in modern optical physics and engineering, this textbook is invaluable for undergraduate students studying laser physics, optoelectronics, photonics, applied optics and optical engineering. This new edition has been re-organized, and now covers many new topics such as the optics of stratified media, quantum well lasers and modulators, free electron lasers, diode-pumped solid state and gas lasers, imaging and non-imaging optical systems, squeezed light, periodic poling in nonlinear media, very short pulse lasers and new applications of lasers. The textbook...

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Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

By: Shin’ya Obara

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment. Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy systems. This book is an...

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The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

By: Richard Lyons; D. Lee Fugal

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. How signal processing works: clear, simple explanations in plain English Breakthrough DSP applications: from smartphones to healthcare and beyond Covers both digital and analog signals An indispensable resource for tech writers, marketers, managers, and other nonengineers Complete glossary of terminology and acronyms The Complete DSP Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals Digital signal processing (DSP) technology is everywhere—each time you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer; play an MP3; watch a...

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Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

By: Barry Dorr

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Engineers know that, as in any other discipline, getting a good job requires practical, up-to-date skills. An engineering degree provides a broad set of fundamentals. Ten Essential Skills applies those fundamentals to practical tasks required by employers. Written in a user-friendly, no-nonsense format, the book reviews practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, and features a companion website with interview practice problems and advanced material for readers wishing to pursue additional skills. With this book, aspiring and current engineers may approach job interviews...

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Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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This book thoroughly analyzes the relationships between concept, technology, and market—which are the main factors in shifting information technology research and development (R&D) to a new approach. It discusses unconventional methods and viewpoints of concept creation, technology innovation, and market cultivation. Featuring contributions from international experts and case studies from IBM and Hitachi, this book is perfect for graduate students in information technology, engineering, technology management, operation research, and business—as well as for R&D researchers, directors,...

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Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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Providing an extensive overview of the radio resource management problem in femtocell networks, this invaluable book considers both code division multiple access femtocells and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access femtocells. In addition to incorporating current research on this topic, the book also covers technical challenges in femtocell deployment, provides readers with a variety of approaches to resource allocation and a comparison of their effectiveness, explains how to model various networks using Stochastic geometry and shot noise theory, and much more. ...

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Handbook of Energy, Volume II

Handbook of Energy, Volume II

By: Cutler J. Cleveland; Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013). Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository. This book meets...

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Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution

Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution

By: Mihail Antchev

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2009

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As population increases, the need for energy becomes a crisis of great importance. Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution: Methods and Processes combines unparalleled research, contemporary achievements, and emerging trends within electrical energy conversion technologies and renewable energy sources. The scholarly findings compiled provide a background for discussion of the problems and opportunities of power efficiency and energy conversion in order to develop innovative ways to implement such cutting-edge technologies in the future....

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Combined Analysis

Combined Analysis

By: Daniel Chateigner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2010

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This book introduces and details the key facets of Combined Analysis - an x-ray and/or neutron scattering methodology which combines structural, textural, stress, microstructural, phase, layer, or other relevant variable or property analyses in a single approach. The text starts with basic theories related to diffraction by polycrystals and some of the most common combined analysis instrumental set-ups are detailed. Also discussed are microstructures of powder diffraction profiles; quantitative phase analysis from the Rietveld analysis; residual stress analysis for isotropic and...

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Nano Lithography

Nano Lithography

By: Stefan Landis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2011

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Lithography is an extremely complex tool - based on the concept of "imprinting" an original template version onto mass output - originally using relatively simple optical exposure, masking, and etching techniques, and now extended to include exposure to X-rays, high energy UV light, and electron beams - in processes developed to manufacture everyday products including those in the realms of consumer electronics, telecommunications, entertainment, and transportation, to name but a few. In the last few years, researchers and engineers have pushed the envelope of fields including optics,...

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Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

By: Jean-Philippe Babau; Mireille Blay-Fornarino; Jöel Champeau; Sylvain Robert; Antonino Sabetta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-SEP-2010

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Model-based development methods, and supporting technologies, can provide the techniques and tools needed to address the dilemma between reducing system development costs and time, and developing increasingly complex systems. This book provides the information needed to understand and apply model-drive engineering (MDE) and model-drive architecture (MDA) approaches to the development of embedded systems. Chapters, written by experts from academia and industry, cover topics relating to MDE practices and methods, as well as emerging MDE technologies. Much of the writing is based on the...

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Communicating Embedded Systems: Networks Applications

Communicating Embedded Systems: Networks Applications

By: Francine Krief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2010

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Embedded systems become more and more complex and require having some knowledge in various disciplines such as electronics, data processing, telecommunications and networks. Without detailing all the aspects related to the design of embedded systems, this book, which was written by specialists in electronics, data processing and telecommunications and networks, gives an interesting point of view of communication techniques and problems in embedded systems. This choice is easily justified by the fact that embedded systems are today massively communicating and that telecommunications and...

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Automotive Electricity: Electric Drive

Automotive Electricity: Electric Drive

By: Joseph Beretta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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Since the beginning of the century, electrical goods have invaded our everyday lives. Now, electric power is coming to be seen as a solution to the pollution caused by cars. While this transition has remained very slow during the last ten years, it has been accelerating as the statutory constraints and needs of the market have changed. Even if the electric car itself fails to dominate the market, electric traction is taking an important place in our drive to move away from gas-powered vehicles. Another solution, hybrid vehicles, combine two sources of energy (electric and chemical),...

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Home Area Networks and IPTV

Home Area Networks and IPTV

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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The field of Home Area Networks (HAN), a dedicated residential subset of LAN technologies for home-based use, is fast becoming the next frontier for the communications industry. This book describes the various technologies involved in the implementation of a HAN: high-speed Internet connections, indoor implementations, services, software, and management packages. It also reviews multimedia applications (which are increasingly the most important and complex aspects of most HANs) with a detailed description of IPTV technology. It highlights the main technologies used for HANs: information...

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Dielectric Materials for Electrical Engineering

Dielectric Materials for Electrical Engineering

By: Juan Martinez-Vega

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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Part 1 is particularly concerned with physical properties, electrical ageing and modeling with topics such as the physics of charged dielectric materials, conduction mechanisms, dielectric relaxation, space charge, electric ageing and life end models and dielectric experimental characterization. Part 2 concerns some applications specific to dielectric materials: insulating oils for transformers, electrorheological fluids, electrolytic capacitors, ionic membranes, photovoltaic conversion, dielectric thermal control coatings for geostationary satellites, plastics recycling and piezoelectric...

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Markov Decision Processes in Artificial Intelligence

Markov Decision Processes in Artificial Intelligence

By: Olivier Sigaud; Olivier Buffet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) are a mathematical framework for modeling sequential decision problems under uncertainty as well as Reinforcement Learning problems. Written by experts in the field, this book provides a global view of current research using MDPs in Artificial Intelligence. It starts with an introductory presentation of the fundamental aspects of MDPs (planning in MDPs, Reinforcement Learning, Partially Observable MDPs, Markov games and the use of non-classical criteria). Then it presents more advanced research trends in the domain and gives some concrete examples using...

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Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

Co-design Approaches to Dependable Networked Control Systems

By: Daniel Simon; Ye-Qiong Song; Christophe Aubrun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2010

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This book describes co-design approaches, and establishes the links between the QoC (Quality of Control) and QoS (Quality of Service) of the network and computing resources. The methods and tools described in this book take into account, at design level, various parameters and properties that must be satisfied by systems controlled through a network. Among the important network properties examined are the QoC, the dependability of the system, and the feasibility of the real-time scheduling of tasks and messages. Correct exploitation of these approaches allows for efficient design,...

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Rotating Electrical Machines

Rotating Electrical Machines

By: René Le Doeuff; Mohamed El Hadi Zaïm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2010

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In this book a general matrix-based approach to modeling electrical machines is promulgated. The model uses instantaneous quantities for key variables and enables the user to easily take into account associations between rotating machines and static converters (such as in variable speed drives). General equations of electromechanical energy conversion are established early in the treatment of the topic and then applied to synchronous, induction and DC machines. The primary characteristics of these machines are established for steady state behavior as well as for variable speed...