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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...

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Explorations in Topology

Explorations in Topology, Second Edition

By: David Gay

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 04-DEC-2013

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Explorations in Topology, Second Edition, provides students a rich experience with low-dimensional topology (map coloring, surfaces, and knots), enhances their geometrical and topological intuition, empowers them with new approaches to solving problems, and provides them with experiences that will help them make sense of future, more formal topology courses. The book's innovative story-line style models the problem-solving process, presents the development of concepts in a natural way, and engages students in meaningful encounters with the material. The updated end-of-chapter...

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Guide to Essential Math, 2nd Edition

Guide to Essential Math, 2nd Edition

By: Sy M. Blinder

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2013

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This book reminds students in junior, senior and graduate level courses in physics, chemistry and engineering of the math they may have forgotten (or learned imperfectly), which is needed to succeed in science courses. The focus is on math actually used in physics, chemistry and engineering, and the approach to mathematics begins with 12 examples of increasing complexity, designed to hone the student's ability to think in mathematical terms and to apply quantitative methods to scientific problems. Detailed Illustrations and links to reference material online help further comprehension....

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Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation with Swarm:

Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation with Swarm:

By: Hitoshi Iba

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2013

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A thorough overview of multi-agent simulation and supporting tools, this book provides the methodology for a multi-agent-based modeling approach that integrates computational techniques such as artificial life, cellular automata, and bio-inspired optimization. It shows how this type of simulation is used to acquire an understanding of complex systems and artificial life. The author carefully explains how to construct a simulation program for various applications. Swarm-based software and source codes are available on his website. ...

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Foundational and Applied Statistics for Biologists Using R

Foundational and Applied Statistics for Biologists Using R

By: Ken Aho

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2013

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Full of biological applications, exercises, and interactive graphical examples, this text presents comprehensive coverage of both modern analytical methods and statistical foundations. The author harnesses the inherent properties of the R environment to enable students to examine the code of complicated procedures step by step and thus better understand the process of obtaining analysis results. The graphical capabilities of R are used to provide interactive demonstrations of simple to complex statistical concepts. R code and other materials are available online. ...

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Handbook of Product Graphs, Second Edition

Handbook of Product Graphs, Second Edition

By: Richard Hammack; Wilfried Imrich; Sandi Klavžar

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2011

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This handbook examines the dichotomy between the structure of products and their subgraphs. It also features the design of efficient algorithms that recognize products and their subgraphs and explores the relationship between graph parameters of the product and factors. Extensively revised and expanded, this second edition presents full proofs of many important results as well as up-to-date research and conjectures. It illustrates applications of graph products in several areas and contains well over 300 exercises. Supplementary material is available on the book’s website. ...

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Smoothing Splines: Methods and Applications

Smoothing Splines: Methods and Applications

By: Yuedong Wang

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 22-JUN-2011

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With many real-world examples, this book shows how to apply the powerful methods of smoothing splines in practice. It covers basic smoothing spline models as well as more advanced models, such as spline smoothing with correlated random errors. It also presents methods for model selection and inference. The author makes the advanced smoothing spline methodology based on reproducing kernel Hilbert space (RKHS) accessible to practitioners and students by keeping theory to a minimum. R is used throughout to implement the methods, with code available for download on the book’s web page. ...

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Analytical Modeling of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Analytical Modeling of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

By: Sayandev Mukherjee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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This self-contained introduction shows how stochastic geometry techniques can be used for studying the behaviour of heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs). The unified treatment of analytic results and approaches, collected for the first time in a single volume, includes the mathematical tools and techniques used to derive them. A single canonical problem formulation encompassing the analytic derivation of Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) distribution in the most widely-used deployment scenarios is presented, together with applications to systems based on the 3GPP-LTE...

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Representation Theory and Harmonic Analysis of Wreath Products of Finite Groups

Representation Theory and Harmonic Analysis of Wreath Products of Finite Groups

By: Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein; Fabio Scarabotti; Filippo Tolli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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This book presents an introduction to the representation theory of wreath products of finite groups and harmonic analysis on the corresponding homogeneous spaces. The reader will find a detailed description of the theory of induced representations and Clifford theory, focusing on a general formulation of the little group method. This provides essential tools for the determination of all irreducible representations of wreath products of finite groups. The exposition also includes a detailed harmonic analysis of the finite lamplighter groups, the hyperoctahedral groups, and the wreath...

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A Primer on the Dirichlet Space

A Primer on the Dirichlet Space

By: Omar El-Fallah; Karim Kellay; Javad Mashreghi; Thomas Ransford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Dirichlet space is one of the three fundamental Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions on the unit disk. It boasts a rich and beautiful theory, yet at the same time remains a source of challenging open problems and a subject of active mathematical research. This book is the first systematic account of the Dirichlet space, assembling results previously only found in scattered research articles, and improving upon many of the proofs. Topics treated include: the Douglas and Carleson formulas for the Dirichlet integral, reproducing kernels, boundary behaviour and capacity, zero sets and...

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The Riemann Hypothesis for Function Fields

The Riemann Hypothesis for Function Fields

By: Machiel van Frankenhuijsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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This book provides a lucid exposition of the connections between non-commutative geometry and the famous Riemann Hypothesis, focusing on the theory of one-dimensional varieties over a finite field. The reader will encounter many important aspects of the theory, such as Bombieri's proof of the Riemann Hypothesis for function fields, along with an explanation of the connections with Nevanlinna theory and non-commutative geometry. The connection with non-commutative geometry is given special attention, with a complete determination of the Weil terms in the explicit formula for the point...

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Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

By: Er-Ping Li; Hong-Son Chu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Plasmonic nanostructures provide new ways of manipulating the flow of light with nanostructures and nanoparticles exhibiting optical properties never before seen in the macro-world. Covering plasmonic technology from fundamental theory to real world applications, this work provides a comprehensive overview of the field. • Discusses the fundamental theory of plasmonics, enabling a deeper understanding of plasmonic technology • Details numerical methods for modeling, design and optimization of plasmonic nanostructures • Includes step-by-step design guidelines for active and passive...

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Quasiconformal Surgery in Holomorphic Dynamics

Quasiconformal Surgery in Holomorphic Dynamics

By: Bodil Branner; Núria Fagella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Since its introduction in the early 1980s quasiconformal surgery has become a major tool in the development of the theory of holomorphic dynamics, and it is essential background knowledge for any researcher in the field. In this comprehensive introduction the authors begin with the foundations and a general description of surgery techniques before turning their attention to a wide variety of applications. They demonstrate the different types of surgeries that lie behind many important results in holomorphic dynamics, dealing in particular with Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set. Two of...

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Analysis of Multivariate and High-Dimensional Data

Analysis of Multivariate and High-Dimensional Data

By: Inge Koch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Big data' poses challenges that require both classical multivariate methods and contemporary techniques from machine learning and engineering. This modern text equips you for the new world - integrating the old and the new, fusing theory and practice and bridging the gap to statistical learning. The theoretical framework includes formal statements that set out clearly the guaranteed 'safe operating zone' for the methods and allow you to assess whether data is in the zone, or near enough. Extensive examples showcase the strengths and limitations of different methods with small classical...

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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: 30-APR-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 teachers. Volume I focuses on the analysis of real-valued functions of a real variable. This second volume goes on to consider metric and topological spaces. Topics such as completeness, compactness and...

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Singularities of the Minimal Model Program

Singularities of the Minimal Model Program

By: János Kollár; Sándor Kovács

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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This book gives a comprehensive treatment of the singularities that appear in the minimal model program and in the moduli problem for varieties. The study of these singularities and the development of Mori's program have been deeply intertwined. Early work on minimal models relied on detailed study of terminal and canonical singularities but many later results on log terminal singularities were obtained as consequences of the minimal model program. Recent work on the abundance conjecture and on moduli of varieties of general type relies on subtle properties of log canonical singularities...