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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

By: Shekhar Guha; Leonel Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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This book provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. The book also includes MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. ...

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Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

By: Zhengming Wang; Dongyun Yi; Xiaojun Duan; Jing Yao; Defeng Gu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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This book discusses the theories, methods, and application techniques of the measurement data mathematical modeling and parameter estimation. It seeks to build a bridge between mathematical theory and engineering practice in the measurement data processing field so theoretical researchers and technical engineers can communicate. It is organized with abundant materials, such as illustrations, tables, examples, and exercises. The authors create examples to apply mathematical theory innovatively to measurement and control engineering. Not only does this reference provide theoretical...

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Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

By: Pranab Karmakar

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2011

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This book deals with both microwave propagation and remote sensing in various atmospheric and tropospheric conditions. After discussing the derived parameters of water, the text covers free space propagation, as well as conditions and constituents such as water vapor and vapor pressure, density, and ray bending. It also explores Maxwell's equations and free space loss calculations, in addition to reflection, interference, polarization of electromagnetic waves, radio refraction, and atmospheric turbulence. The author addresses effects of snow, hail, and aerosols, and he presents radiometric...

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Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

By: Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2011

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The semiconductor industry is undergoing a transition from the use of standard CMOS silicon to novel device structures that include carbon nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots and III-V materials. A must-read for anyone serious about future nanofabrication technologies, this book addresses the state of the art in nano devices for electronics. It explores exciting opportunities in emerging materials that will take system performance beyond what is offered by traditional CMOS-based microelectronics. The text features contributions from top international experts from industry and academia....

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

By: Xianxia Yuan; Hansan Liu; Jiujun Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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In this volume, leading international specialists share their knowledge and insights on recent advances in the fundamental theories, experimental methods, and research achievements of lithium-ion battery technology. Along with coverage of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the book focuses on the technical progress and challenges of cathode materials, anode materials, electrolytes, and separators. It also presents numerical modeling and theoretical calculations, discusses the design of safe and powerful lithium-ion batteries, and describes approaches for enhancing the performance of...

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The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

By: John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-APR-2011

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This sixth edition explores the tools used to acquire, process, and analyze data contained in images, for a wide variety of scientific fields. Using new examples and diagrams, it presents new sections on selecting a camera with resolution appropriate for use on light microscopes, the ability of current cameras to capture raw images with high dynamic range, and imaging in more than two dimensions. The book also discusses Dmax for x-ray images and combining images with different exposure settings to further extend the dynamic range. New coverage also includes shape measurements and...

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Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

By: Chittaranjan Ray; Ravi Jain

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item. Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies provides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances. Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Covers long-term...

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Financial Mathematics: A Comprehensive Treatment

Financial Mathematics: A Comprehensive Treatment

By: Giuseppe Campolieti; Roman Makarov

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2014

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Tested and refined through years of the authors’ teaching experiences, this text provides a unified, self-contained account of the main theory and application of methods behind modern-day financial mathematics. With an abundance of examples, problems, and fully worked out solutions, the text introduces the financial theory and relevant mathematical methods in a mathematically rigorous yet engaging way. Unlike similar texts in the field, this one presents multiple problem-solving approaches, linking related comprehensive techniques for pricing different types of financial derivatives. ...

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Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

By: Larisa Lvova; Dmitry Kirsanov; Natale, Di; Audrey Legin

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This book explores recent advances in the development of artificial sensory systems, widely known as electronic tongues (ETs). Each of the book’s nine chapters is devoted to a particular research direction in modern ET, highlighting up-to-date ET technologies and applications. Prominent authors from around the world discuss various designs, sensor materials, and transduction principles. Helping readers understand the principles and development of reliable analytical instruments, the book will inspire fruitful new ideas and significant practical advances. ...

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Networks in Society: Links and Language

Networks in Society: Links and Language

By: Robert Stocker; Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

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This book covers technical fundamentals, complexity and social networks, and communication and language. It raises readers’ interest in social networks, the importance of language in the emergence and maintenance of networks, the integral patterns of interconnectivity, and the means to measure and model social structure. It presents a broad range of ideas from several fields of research endeavor. It also explores social networks and their integration with communication and language, thereby providing a discussion of relevant theory, modeling, metrics, and application to business, natural...

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The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

By: Mark Graban; Joseph Swartz

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2013

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Delivering an accessible introduction to Kaizen principles, this volume is for hospital and medical organization leaders who want to engage every employee and physician in ongoing daily continuous improvement benefitting patients, staff, and the long-term good of the organization. Specifically written for senior leaders and managers who need to understand the power of this core Lean methodology, the book explains the practical actions that are required to create a lasting Kaizen culture in a healthcare system. ...

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Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain

Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain

By: Sarhan Musa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

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Easily digestible for beginners and useful to seasoned professionals, this book describes the key concepts of the computational Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method, discusses the newest and most popular computational nanotechnologies using the FDTD method, and predicts future applications by examining interdisciplinary research from world-renowned experts. Complete with case studies, examples, supportive appendices, and FDTD codes accessible via a companion website, the text delivers a practical introduction to the use of FDTD in nanotechnology and serves as a valuable reference...

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Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants

Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants

By: Dimitrios Nikolelis; Theodoros Varzakas; Arzum Erdem; Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2013

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Biosensors are poised to make a large impact in environmental, food, and biomedical applications, as they clearly offer advantages over standard analytical methods, including minimal sample preparation and handling, real-time detection, rapid detection of analytes, and the ability to be used by unskilled personnel. Covering numerous applications of biosensors used in food and the environment, this book presents basic knowledge on biosensor technology at a postgraduate level and explores the latest advances in chemical sensor technology for researchers. ...

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Analysis of Complex Diseases: A Mathematical Perspective

Analysis of Complex Diseases: A Mathematical Perspective

By: PhD, Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

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Focusing on diseases related to cellular energy metabolism, such as cancer and diabetes, this book presents a holistic perspective for illuminating the molecular mechanisms of these diseases and the evolutionary underpinning of their simultaneous epidemics. It demonstrates the importance of physical thinking and mathematical analysis in understanding complex systems. Taking an interdisciplinary look at this translational subject, the book explains how mathematical modeling and analysis are critical to the future of diagnostics and therapeutics in medicine. ...

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Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

By: Eddie Ng; U. Acharya; Jasjit Suri; Aurelio Campilho

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Successful thermal modeling of the human eye helps in the early diagnosis of eye abnormalities such as inflammation, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—all leading causes of blindness. This book presents a unified work of eye imaging and modeling techniques that have been proposed and applied to ophthalmologic problems. It delves into various morphological, texture, higher order spectra, and wavelet transformation techniques used to extract important diagnostic features from images, which can then be analyzed by a data scientist for automated diagnosis. ...

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Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

By: Leonid Chernogor; Nathan Blaunstein

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2013

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This book analyzes experimental and theoretical studies on the effects of rocket burns and launchings on the near-Earth environment and geomagnetic fields from 1,000 to 10,000 kilometers. It examines the disturbances of plasma and the ambient magnetic and electric fields in the near-Earth environment caused by rocket burns and launchings from Russia, the United States, China, France, and other worldwide space centers. Measurements were carried out using numerous radiophysical methods, including HF Doppler radar, incoherent and coherent scatter radar systems, microwave radar, magnetometer,...

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Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition

Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition

By: Leslie Hogben

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 26-NOV-2013

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With a substantial amount of new material, this best-selling handbook provides comprehensive coverage of linear algebra concepts, applications, and computational software packages in an easy-to-use format. It guides readers from the very elementary aspects of the subject to the frontiers of current research. Along with revisions and updates throughout, the second edition includes 20 new chapters that cover combinatorial matrix theory topics, numerical linear algebra topics, more applications of linear algebra, the use of Sage for linear algebra, and much more. ...

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Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

By: Jose Garrido

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2011

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With an emphasis on problem solving, this book introduces the fundamental principles of computational modeling. The author provides case studies, along with an overview of computational models and their development. The first part of the text presents the basic concepts of models and techniques for designing and implementing problem solutions. It applies standard pseudo-code constructs and flowcharts for designing models. The second part covers model implementation with basic programming constructs using MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>, Octave, and FreeMat. Examples demonstrate the computation and...

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A First Course in Machine Learning

A First Course in Machine Learning

By: Simon Rogers; Mark Girolami

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Requiring minimal mathematical prerequisites, this classroom-tested text covers the core mathematical and statistical techniques needed to understand some of the most popular machine learning algorithms, including classification, clustering, and projection algorithms. The MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>/Octave scripts available online enable readers to recreate plots that appear in the book and investigate changing model specifications and parameter values. By experimenting with the various algorithms and concepts, readers see how an abstract set of equations can be used to solve real problems. A...

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Parallel Science and Engineering Applications: The Charm++ Approach

Parallel Science and Engineering Applications: The Charm++ Approach

By: Laxmikant Kale; Abhinav Bhatele

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

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This book highlights the use of Charm++ in a wide variety of scientific and engineering fields. It emphasizes the adaptivity, asynchrony, and message-driven execution of Charm++ and explains design choices in application development. With illustrative examples throughout, the text describes associated tools, parallelization strategies, and parallel performance. It discusses the various design considerations when writing a parallel application in Charm++ and presents the application of these design principles to applications ranging from molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, cosmological...