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Medical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks

Medical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks

By: Sara Moein

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Advanced conceptual modeling techniques serve as a powerful tool for those in the medical field by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the diagnostic process. The application of artificial intelligence assists medical professionals to analyze and comprehend a broad range of medical data, thus eliminating the potential for human error. Medical Diagnosis Using Artificial Neural Networks introduces effective parameters for improving the performance and application of machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to facilitate medical processes. This book is an essential reference...

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Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory

Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory

By: Arthur Tatnall

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has existed as a topic of interest among social theorists for decades. Due to the prevalence of technology in modern society, discussions over the influence of actor-network theory on the changing scope of technology can assist in facilitating further research and scientific thought. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory focuses on cross-disciplinary research as well as examples of the use of actor-network theory in a variety of fields, including medicine, education, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, and...

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Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age

Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age

By: Rocci Luppicini

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society. Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age serves as an interdisciplinary base of scholarly contributions on the subject of technoethics, a field that deals with current and future problems that arise at the intersection of science, technological innovation, and human life and society. This premier reference work leverages ethical analysis, risk analysis, technology evaluation, and the combination of...

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Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions

Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions

By: Gang Sheng Chen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2014

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Friction-vibration interactions are common but important phenomena in science and engineering. Handbook of Friction-Vibration Interactions introduces the principles and provides the resources to understand and work with them. A unified theoretical framework includes some of the most important engineering applications. The first three chapters in the book introduce basic concepts and analytical methods of friction and vibration. The fourth chapter presents the general principles on friction-vibration interactions, and also touches on various engineering applications. In the fifth...

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Fundamentals of Applied Probability and Random Processes, 2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Applied Probability and Random Processes, 2nd Edition

By: Oliver Ibe

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2014

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The long-awaited revision of Fundamentals of Applied Probability and Random Processes expands on the central components that made the first edition a classic. The title is based on the premise that engineers use probability as a modeling tool, and that probability can be applied to the solution of engineering problems. Engineers and students studying probability and random processes also need to analyze data, and thus need some knowledge of statistics. This book is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in probability and stochastic processes, demonstrate their...

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Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition

Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition

By: Victor Giurgiutiu

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 20-JUN-2014

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Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition provides an authoritative theoretical and experimental guide to this fast-paced, interdisciplinary area with exciting applications across a range of industries. The book begins with a detailed yet digestible consolidation of the fundamental theory relating to structural health monitoring (SHM). Coverage of fracture and failure basics, relevant piezoelectric material properties, vibration modes in different structures, and different wave types provide all the background needed to understand SHM and apply...

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Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

By: Kurt Thomsen

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2014

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Offshore Wind is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support...

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Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Reactors with Continuous Liquid

By: Chao Yang; Zai-Sha Mao

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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Numerical simulation of multiphase reactors with continuous liquid phase provides current research and findings in multiphase problems, which will assist researchers and engineers to advance this field. This is an ideal reference book for readers who are interested in design and scale-up of multiphase reactors and crystallizers, and using mathematical model and numerical simulation as tools. Yang and Mao’s book focuses on modeling and numerical applications directly in the chemical, petrochemical, and hydrometallurgical industries, rather than theories of multiphase flow. The content...

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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, 2nd Edition

By: Matthew Hull; Diana Bowman

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety, Second Edition focuses not only on the impact of nanotechnology and the discipline of nanotoxicity, but also explains each of these disciplines through in the context of management requirements and via risk scenarios — providing an overview of regulation, risk management, and exposure. Contributors thoroughly explain environmental health and safety (EHS) issues, financial implications, foreseeable risks (e.g., exposure, dose, hazards of nanomaterials), occupational hygiene, and consumer protection. Key new chapters have been included...

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Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

By: Y. Nishi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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New solutions are needed for future scaling down of nonvolatile memory. Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology provides an overview of developing technologies and explores their strengths and weaknesses. After an overview of the current market, part one introduces improvements in flash technologies, including developments in 3D NAND flash technologies and flash memory for ultra-high density storage devices. Part two looks at the advantages of designing phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies. It looks in particular at the fabrication,...

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

By: Angelo Basile; Adolfo Iulianelli

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution reviews recent developments in this key component of the emerging "hydrogen economy," an energy infrastructure based on hydrogen. Since hydrogen can be produced without using fossil fuels, a move to such an economy has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy security. However, such a move also requires the advanced production, storage and usage techniques discussed in this book. Part one introduces the fundamentals of hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, including an overview of the...

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Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, 2nd Edition

Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers, 2nd Edition

By: Aldo R Boccaccini; P.X. Ma

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2014

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The second edition of Tissue Engineering Using Ceramics and Polymers comprehensively reviews the latest advances in this area rapidly evolving area of biomaterials science. Part one considers the biomaterials used for tissue engineering. It introduces the properties and processing of bioactive ceramics and glasses, as well as polymeric biomaterials, particularly biodegradable polymer phase nanocomposites. Part two reviews the advances in techniques for processing, characterization, and modeling of materials. The topics covered range from nanoscale design in biomineralization...

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Psychology in India, Volume 2

Psychology in India, Volume 2

By: Girishwar Misra

Publisher: Pearson India

Publication Date: 29-JUN-2009

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The Indian Council of Social Science Research, conducts periodic surveys in the major disciplines of the social sciences to assess disciplinary developments and identify gaps in research. Psychology in India Volume 2: Social and Organizational Processes , the latest survey, provides a comprehensive coverage of the major issues and debates in psychology in India. This volume comprises six original essays and analyses social processes. It focuses on the interface between individuals and social structures. ...

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Psychology in India, Volume 4

Psychology in India, Volume 4

By: Girishwar Misra

Publisher: Pearson India

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2010

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Psychology in India Volume IV: Theoretical and Methodological Developments is part of the periodic surveys in the major disciplines of the social sciences to assess disciplinary developments and to identify gaps in researches conducted by The Indian Council of Social Science Research. Six essays cover appraisal of the methodological developments in psychological research, efforts towards developing indigenous perspectives in psychology etc. Also psychoanalytic contributions, concerns of gender in psychological research, and some other critical perspectives are also discussed. ...

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Psychology in India, Volume 3

Psychology in India, Volume 3

By: Girishwar Misra

Publisher: Pearson India

Publication Date: 12-SEP-2010

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Psychology in India Volume 3: Clinical and Health Psychology is part of the periodic surveys in the major disciplines of the social sciences to assess disciplinary developments and to identify gaps in research conducted by The Indian Council of Social Science Research. This volume comprises six original essays. It deals with the broad domain of disciplinary developments in the areas of clinical psychology and health psychology and explains developments, applications, analysis; psychology; geropsychology in India and the significant trends. ...

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Psychology in India, Volume 1

Psychology in India, Volume 1

By: Girishwar Misra

Publisher: Pearson India

Publication Date: 23-APR-2009

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Psychology in India, Volume I: Basic Psychological Processes and Human Development comprises six original essays and analyses research conducted on psychological processes. It integrates biological and ecological approaches to the study of behaviour; recent research in developmental psychology; studies on language acquisition and language processes, reading, and bilingualism and multilingualism; contributions from neuroscience, cognitive science, and cultural psychology towards the knowledge of cognitive processes; research on affective and motivational processes; and studying...

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Lectures on Lyapunov Exponents

Lectures on Lyapunov Exponents

By: Marcelo Viana

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2014

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The theory of Lyapunov exponents originated over a century ago in the study of the stability of solutions of differential equations. Written by one of the subject's leading authorities, this book is both an account of the classical theory, from a modern view, and an introduction to the significant developments relating the subject to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, mathematical physics and probability. It is based on the author's own graduate course and is reasonably self-contained with an extensive set of exercises provided at the end of each chapter. This book makes a welcome addition...

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The Pleasures of Counting

The Pleasures of Counting

By: T. W. Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-1996

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What is the connection between the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, the Battle of the Atlantic, African Eve and the design of anchors? One answer is that they are all examples chosen by Dr Tom Körner to show how a little mathematics can shed light on the world around us, and deepen our understanding of it. Dr Körner, an experienced author, describes a variety of topics which continue to interest professional mathematicians, like him. He does this using relatively simple terms and ideas, yet confronting difficulties (which are often the starting point for new discoveries) and avoiding...

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Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science

Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science

By: Edward W. Frees; Richard A. Derrig; Glenn Meyers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Predictive modeling involves the use of data to forecast future events. It relies on capturing relationships between explanatory variables and the predicted variables from past occurrences and exploiting this to predict future outcomes. Forecasting future financial events is a core actuarial skill - actuaries routinely apply predictive-modeling techniques in insurance and other risk-management applications. This book is for actuaries and other financial analysts who are developing their expertise in statistics and wish to become familiar with concrete examples of predictive modeling. The...

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Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

By: Gerardo Rubino; Bruno Sericola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Dependability metrics are omnipresent in every engineering field, from simple ones through to more complex measures combining performance and dependability aspects of systems. This book presents the mathematical basis of the analysis of these metrics in the most used framework, Markov models, describing both basic results and specialised techniques. The authors first present both discrete and continuous time Markov chains before focusing on dependability measures, which necessitate the study of Markov chains on a subset of states representing different user satisfaction levels for the...