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Lifespan developmental neuropsychology is the study of the systematic behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial changes and growth that occur across infancy, adolescence, adulthood and later life. This book provides insight into how brain-behavior relationships change over time, how disorders differ in presentation across the lifespan, and what longer-term outcomes look like. Providing practical guidance in a succinct and accessible format, this book covers the most common neurodevelopmental, behavioral and cognitive disorders, including but not limited to ADHD, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Key points concerning the practice of developmental neuropsychology are emphasized in order to aid understanding of neuropsychological development and its impact on behavior, emotion, cognition, and social integration. This will be essential reading for advanced graduate students and early career professionals in the fields of neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, and rehabilitation psychology, as well as practitioners in the allied fields that interact with neuropsychology.
For students and researchers in the social sciences who do not have an extensive quantitative background, Kline (psychology, Concordia U. , Montreal) explains the principles, assumptions, strengths, limitations and applications of structural equation modeling. His presentation therefore is conceptual rather than mathematically oriented, with few formulas and symbols and many examples in a number of disciplines. Among his topics are fundamental concepts, computer tools, identification, hypothesis testing, and mean structures and latent growth models. No dates are noted for previous editions. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know and offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations. This third edition has been designed primarily for the veterinary technician student with a particular focus on providing a ready reference on the diverse information that will be needed once the student graduates and begins working in the field.
This proven text, now in its fifth edition, covers the fundamental principles of refrigeration and air conditioning. The material is intended to help learner develop practical skills required in all areas of A/C applications; design, installation, sales, & service. The technical information presented is fundamental to all types of domestic & commercial systems.
Anatomy textbook. * "Clinical Application" sections demonstrate the clinical or professional significance of the discussion. * Coverage of scientific research and breakthroughs in understanding the human body keep the book on the cutting edge.
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS, Eighth Edition, prepares students for the real world of business with complete coverage of finance, marketing, operations, and management.
Designed especially for undergraduates in computer-related disciplines, with emphasis to support the compiler, operating system, and networking courses. For a first course in computer architecture or computer organization. This text covers computer architecture at the instruction set architecture (ISA) and system design levels. Starting with foundation material on data representation and computer arithmetic, the book moves through the basic components of a computer architecture, covering topics at increasing levels of complexity up through CISC, network architecture, and parallel architecture. the authors have adopted the use of a SPARC-subset for an instructional ISA called "ARC" (A RISC Computer), which is carried through the mainstream of the book, and is complemented with platform-independent software tools that simulate the ARC ISA as well as the MIPS and x86 (Pentium) ISAs.
As most modern technologies are no longer discipline-specific but involve multidisciplinary approaches, undergraduate engineering students should be introduced to the principles of mechanics so that they have a strong background in the basic principles common to all disciplines and are able to work at the interface of science and engineering disciplines. This textbook is designed for a first course on principles of mechanics and provides an introduction to the basic concepts of stress and strain and conservation principles. It prepares engineer-scientists for advanced courses in traditional as well as emerging fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy systems, and computational mechanics. This simple book presents the subjects of mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in a unified form using the conservation principles of mechanics.
The growing interest in data mining is motivated by a common problem across disciplines: how does one store, access, model, and ultimately describe and understand very large data sets? Historically, different aspects of data mining have been addressed independently by different disciplines. This is the first truly interdisciplinary text on data mining, blending the contributions of information science, computer science, and statistics. The book consists of three sections. The first, foundations, provides a tutorial overview of the principles underlying data mining algorithms and their application. The presentation emphasizes intuition rather than rigor. The second section, data mining algorithms, shows how algorithms are constructed to solve specific problems in a principled manner. The algorithms covered include trees and rules for classification and regression, association rules, belief networks, classical statistical models, nonlinear models such as neural networks, and local "memory-based" models. The third section shows how all of the preceding analysis fits together when applied to real-world data mining problems. Topics include the role of metadata, how to handle missing data, and data preprocessing.
Designed for a two-semester introductory course in economics, this textbook covers micro- and macro-economics. After dealing with the basic tools of supply and demand, Mankiw looks at government intervention in market allocations, firm and industrial organization behavior, labor markets, the behavior of the real economy over the long run, and the macroeconomics of open economies, and short run fluctuations within long run trends. Similarly to many textbooks on economics and many other subjects, there is little acknowledgment of controversy within the field.
An introductory college economics textbook. Case and Fair (Wellesley and Yale) focus on the key concepts.
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the Economics classroom. The 4th edition features a strong revision of content in all 36 chapters while maintaining the clear and accessible writing style that is the hallmark of the highly respected author. The 4th edition also features an expanded instructor's resource package designed to assist instructors in course planning and classroom presentation and full integration of content with Aplia, the leading online Economics education program. In the 4th edition Greg Mankiw has created a full educational program for students and instructors -- Experience Mankiw 4e. "I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy. " - N. Gregory Mankiw.
Version 1.1 boasts improved coverage throughout the text including significant updates to: Chapters 20 (GDP, Price Level Changes, Business Cycles, and Unemployment) Chapter 21 (Measuring Total Output and Income) Chapter 27 (Government and Fiscal Policy) Chapter 32 (Macroeconomics for the 21st Century).
In the macro chapters of Version 2.0 of Principles of Economics thoroughly incorporates the recent recession and recovery-- placing it in historical and theoretical context and not shying away from the controversies surrounding how government responded to it. In the micro chapters, all the time-sensitive data has been updated, along with over half of all the "Start Ups" and "Case and Point" applications being brand new or updated. Flat World Knowledge is thrilled to publish a re-launch of Tim Tregarthen's acclaimed Principles of Economics V. 2.0 book, and proud to bring Tim's remarkable talents as a teacher to future generations of students.
Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, 2E thoroughly covers the basics of automotive electricity and electronics to fully prepare beginning technicians for more complex electrical concepts. Written by an ASE Master Technician and teacher, the book draws readers in using a combination of basic theory, case studies, hands-on vehicle tasks and ASE-style review questions. The updated second edition includes expanded coverage of hybrid electrical vehicles and safety procedures, technological advances in electronically controlled vehicle accessories, and new troubleshooting techniques using cutting-edge equipment and procedures. Simple illustrations and wiring diagrams, along with straightforward explanations of how automotive electricity and electronics work, act together to make this an ideal introduction to electrical and electronics diagnostics and service.
This concise text provides an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.
Principles of Food Science is designed to help you learn about the relationships among science, food, and nutrition. Basic laws of chemistry, microbiology, and physics are applied to the production, processing, preservation, and packaging of food. You will explore the characteristics of each component found in food. You will examine the helpful and harmful effects of micro-organisms on the food supply.
Presents the basics of geoarchaeology, through application of field techniques to a study of the late Quaternary of America. Alluvial, terrestrial and coastal environments are considered, as well as post burial physical disturbances of archaeological sites.
Social scientists have long recognized that solidarity is essential for such phenomena as social order, class, and ethnic consciousness, and the provision of collective goods. In presenting a new general theory of group solidarity, Michael Hechter here contends that it is indeed possible to build a theory of solidarity based on the action of rational individuals and in doing so he goes beyond the timeworn disciplinary boundaries separating the various social sciences.
Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics is an essential textbook for graduate students studying the interaction of optical fields with atoms. It also serves as an ideal reference text for researchers working in the fields of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics. The book provides a rigorous introduction to the prototypical problems of radiation fields interacting with two- and three-level atomic systems. It examines the interaction of radiation with both atomic vapors and condensed matter systems, the density matrix and the Bloch vector, and applications involving linear absorption and saturation spectroscopy. Other topics include hole burning, dark states, slow light, and coherent transient spectroscopy, as well as atom optics and atom interferometry. In the second half of the text, the authors consider applications in which the radiation field is quantized. Topics include spontaneous decay, optical pumping, sub-Doppler laser cooling, the Heisenberg equations of motion for atomic and field operators, and light scattering by atoms in both weak and strong external fields. The concluding chapter offers methods for creating entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter. Instructors can create a one-semester course based on this book by combining the introductory chapters with a selection of the more advanced material. A solutions manual is available to teachers. Rigorous introduction to the interaction of optical fields with atoms Applications include linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, dark states, and slow light Extensive chapter on atom optics and atom interferometry Conclusion explores entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter Solutions manual (available only to teachers)
Principles of Life is intended for an active learning approach to understanding the fundamental concepts of biology and serves as a textbook for instructors who are changing the way they teach biology to college undergraduates. Each chapter of Principles of Life is organized into a series of concepts that are important for mastering introductory biology.
For sample chapters, a video interview with David Hillis, and more information, visitwww. whfreeman. com/hillispreview. Sinauer Associates and W. H. Freeman are proud to introducePrinciples of Life. Written in the spirit of the reform movement that is reinvigorating the introductory majors course,Principles of Lifecuts through the thicket of excessive detail and factual minutiae to focus on what matters most in the study of biology today. Students explore the most essential biological ideas and information in the context of the field's defining experiments, and are actively engaged in analyzing research data. The result is a textbook that is hundreds of pages shorter (and significantly less expensive) than the current majors introductory books.
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth edition features a strong revision of content in all twenty-three chapters. Dozens of new applications emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today's students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems. The premier ancillary package is the most extensive in the industry, using a team of instructors/preparers that have been with the project since the first edition. The text material is again fully integrated into Aplia, the best-selling online homework solution. "I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy. "--N. Gregory Mankiw.
Students will appreciate the accompanying Study Guide, prepared by Professor Mansfield himself. It contains Chapter Profiles, behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Objective Questions, Discussion Questions, and Problems for each chapter in the textbook. A separate Computerized Study Guide with approximately 200 review questions and diagrams is also available.
Flat World Knowledge is honored to publish a new, first edition re-launch of Tim Tregarthen's wonderful principles of macroeconomics book, and proud to bring Tim's incredible talents as a teacher back to life so future generations of students can continue to learn from him. In 1996, he published the first edition of his principles of microeconomics textbook to great acclaim, and it became widely used in colleges around the country. That same year, MS made him wheelchair-bound. The disease forced his retirement from teaching at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1998. He lost the use of his arms in 2001 and has been quadriplegic ever since. Tim never let his disease get him down. In fact, he turned back to his love of writing and teaching for inspiration. He obtained a voice-activated computer, recruited a co-author, Libby Rittenberg of Colorado College, and turned his attention to revising his principles of economics book. Today we are excited to introduce Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen's Principles of Macroeconomics. The authors teach economics as the study of "choice " by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights. Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights. The authors take a three-pronged approach to every concept: (1) the concept is covered with a "Heads Up" to ward off confusion, (2) a "You Try It" section makes sure students are staying on top of the concept and (3) a "Case and Point" section that uses a real-world application to harness the concept in reality. For one example of how this plays out in the text see "Chapter 3, Section 2 on Supply".here This book is intended for a one-semester course in Macroeconomics taught out the social sciences or business school.
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