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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...

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Bayesian Programming

Bayesian Programming

By: Pierre Bessiere; Emmanuel Mazer; Juan Ahuactzin; Kamel Mekhnacha

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2013

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A new modeling methodology, new inference algorithms, new programming languages, and new hardware are all needed to create a complete Bayesian computing framework. Focusing on the methodology and algorithms, this book describes the first steps toward reaching that goal. It emphasizes probability as an alternative to Boolean logic, covering new methods to build probabilistic programs for real-world applications. The book encourages readers to explore emerging areas and develop new programming languages and hardware architectures. A Python package is available on a supplementary website. ...

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Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems

Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems

By: Sumeet Dua; U, Acharya

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2011

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This comprehensive volume demonstrates the broad scope of uses for data mining and includes detailed strategies and methodologies for analyzing data from biomedical images, signals, and systems. Written by experts in the field, it presents data mining techniques in the context of various important clinical issues, including diagnosis and grading of depression, identification and classification of arrhythmia and ischemia, and description of classification paradigms for mammograms. The book provides ample information and techniques to benefit researchers, practitioners, and educators of...

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Multiple-Base Number System: Theory and Applications

Multiple-Base Number System: Theory and Applications

By: Vassil Dimitrov; Graham Jullien; Roberto Muscedere

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2012

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This book introduces the technique of computing with a recently introduced number representation and its arithmetic operations, referred to as the Multiple Base Number System (MBNS). Content includes a review of the latest research in the field. The authors take the reader through an initial introduction to computation and arithmetic with applications, to lay the groundwork for presenting the MBNS. They also deal with implementation issues of MBNS arithmetic processors targeted to selected applications in DSP and cryptography. ...

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Introduction to Holography

Introduction to Holography

By: Vincent Toal

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

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Over the course of its 60-year history, holography has enabled new insights into the nature of light and has contributed to innovative applications. With more than 300 illustrations, this practical guide explains how to use holographic techniques to solve specific problems in a variety of fields. The text chronicles the historical development of holography, reviews essential optics, and presents basic holographic principles. It covers numerous existing and emerging holographic applications in advertising, data storage, life sciences, and nanoengineering. ...

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Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development

Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development

By: Victor Pankratius; Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai; Walter Tichy

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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With multicore processors now in every computer, server, and embedded device, the need for cost-effective, reliable parallel software has never been greater. By explaining key aspects of multicore programming, this book helps software engineers understand parallel programming and master the multicore challenge. Accessible to newcomers to the field, it covers the fundamentals of multicore hardware, parallel design patterns, and parallel programming in C++, .NET, and Java. It also discusses manycore computing on graphics cards and heterogeneous multicore platforms, automatic parallelization,...

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Multi-Label Dimensionality Reduction

Multi-Label Dimensionality Reduction

By: Liang Sun; Shuiwang Ji; Jieping Ye

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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The data mining and machine learning literature currently lacks a unified treatment of multi-label dimensionality reduction that incorporates both algorithmic developments and applications. Addressing this shortfall, this book covers the methodological developments, theoretical properties, computational aspects, and applications of many multi-label dimensionality reduction algorithms, including existing dimensionality reduction algorithms and new developments of traditional algorithms. It illustrates how to apply the algorithms to solve real-world problems. A supplementary website provides...

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Wavelets: Theory and Applications

Wavelets: Theory and Applications

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-1997

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With applications in pattern recognition, data compression and numerical analysis, the wavelet transform is a key area of modern mathematics that brings new approaches to the analysis and synthesis of signals. This book presents the central issues and emphasizes comparison, assessment and how to combine method and application. It reviews different approaches to guide researchers to appropriate classes of techniques. ...