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An invaluable introduction to nanomaterials and their applicationsOffering the unique approach of applying traditional physics concepts to explain new phenomena, Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices provides readers with a solid foundation on the subject of quantum mechanics and introduces the basic concepts of nanomaterials and the devices fabricated from them. Discussion begins with the basis for understanding the basic properties of semiconductors and gradually evolves to cover quantum structures--including single, multiple, and quantum wells--and the properties of nanomaterial systems, such as quantum wires and dots.Written by a renowned specialist in the field, this book features:An introduction to the growth of bulk semiconductors, semiconductor thin films, and semiconductor nanomaterialsInformation on the application of quantum mechanics to nanomaterial structures and quantum transportExtensive coverage of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein stastisticsAn in-depth look at optical, electrical, and transport propertiesCoverage of electronic devices and optoelectronic devicesCalculations of the energy levels in periodic potentials, quantum wells, and quantum dotsIntroduction to Nanomaterials and Devices provides essential groundwork for understanding the behavior and growth of nanomaterials and is a valuable resource for students and practitioners in a field full of possibilities for innovation and invention.
The inside scoop on boosting sales through spot-on analyticsRetailers collect a huge amount of data, but don't know what to do with it. Retail Analytics not only provides a broad understanding of retail, but also shows how to put accumulated data to optimal use. Each chapter covers a different focus of the retail environment, from retail basics and organization structures to common retail database designs. Packed with case studies and examples, this book insightfully reveals how you can begin using your business data as a strategic advantage.Helps retailers and analysts to use analytics to sell more merchandiseProvides fact-based analytic strategies that can be replicated with the same success the author achieved on a global levelReveals how retailers can begin using their data as a strategic advantageIncludes examples from many retail departments illustrating successful use of data and analyticsAnalytics is the wave of the future. Put your data to strategic use with the proven guidance found in Retail Analytics.
Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of optical communication technology, its principles and theory, treating students as well as experienced engineers to an in-depth exploration of this field. Diode lasers are still of significant importance in the areas of optical communication, storage, and sensing. Using the the same well received theoretical foundations of the first edition, the Second Edition now introduces timely updates in the technology and in focus of the book. After 15 years of development in the field, this book will offer brand new and updated material on GaN-based and quantum-dot lasers, photonic IC technology, detectors, modulators and SOAs, DVDs and storage, eye diagrams and BER concepts, and DFB lasers. Appendices will also be expanded to include quantum-dot issues and more on the relation between spontaneous emission and gain.
Wastewater Microbiology focuses on microbial contaminants found in wastewater, methods of detection for these contaminants, and methods of cleansing water of microbial contamination. This classic reference has now been updated to focus more exclusively on issues particular to wastewater, with new information on fecal contamination and new molecular methods. The book features new methods to determine cell viability/activity in environmental samples; a new section on bacterial spores as indicators; new information covering disinfection byproducts, UV disinfection, and photoreactivation; and much more. A PowerPoint of figures from the book is available at ftp://ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/wastewater_microbiology.
A much-needed primer on the use of laser flow cytometry for stem cell analysisLaser flow cytometry is a powerful tool for rapid analysis of cells for marker expression, cell cycle position, proliferation, and apoptosis. However, no resources specifically address the use of this methodology for the study of stem cells; this is especially important as stem cell analysis involves specialized methods and staining procedures based on specific characteristics such as marker expression, cell size, drug transport, and efflux of the stem cells.Now, this book reviews these procedures, discusses the science behind them, and provides real-world examples to illustrate the usefulness of the methods. It brings together world-class experts in pathology, biophysics, immunology, and stem cell research, who draw upon their extensive experience with the methods and show examples of good data to help guide researchers in the right direction.Chapter coverage includes:Stem cell analysis and sorting using side populationFlow cytometry in the study of proliferation and apoptosisStem cell biology and applicationIdentification and isolation of very small embryonic-like stem cells from murine and human specimensHematopoietic stem cells--issues in enumerationHuman embryonic stem cells: long-term culture and cardiovascular differentiationLimbal stem cells and corneal regenerationFlow cytometric sorting of spermatogonial stem cellsBreast cancer stem cellsStem cell marker expression in cells from body cavity fluidsThis book is an essential resource for all graduate students, practitioners in developing countries, libraries and book repositories of universities and research institutions, and individual researchers. It is also of interest to laboratories engaged in stem cell research and use of stem cells for tissue regeneration, and to any organization dealing in stem cell and tissue regeneration research.
Helping graphic designers expand their 2D skills into the 3D spaceThe trend in graphic design is towards 3D, with the demand for motion graphics, animation, photorealism, and interactivity rapidly increasing. And with the meteoric rise of iPads, smartphones, and other interactive devices, the design landscape is changing faster than ever.2D digital artists who need a quick and efficient way to join this brave new world will want 3D for Graphic Designers.Readers get hands-on basic training in working in the 3D space, including product design, industrial design and visualization, modeling, animation, lighting, and rendering?all the skills necessary in today's competitive environment.Helps 2D graphic designers gain the skills they need for a competitive job market that increasingly demands the ability to create or work in 3DCovers product design, industrial design and visualization, modeling, animation, lighting, and renderingPrepares you to create designs for iPads and other interactive mobile devices, as well as for print, Web, broadcast, film, HD, video, and moreUses Luxology modo to illustrate 3D concepts, but the author?s techniques and insights will help any artist moving into 3D, no matter what software they use This timely book is just what you need to create compelling and realistic 3D imagery and improve your job skills.
A practical and science-based approach for addressing toxicological concerns related to leachables and extractables associated with inhalation drug productsPackaging and device components of Orally Inhaled and Nasal Drug Products (OINDP)-such as metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, and nasal sprays-pose potential safety risks from leachables and extractables, chemicals that can be released or migrate from these components into the drug product. Addressing the concepts, background, historical use, and development of safety thresholds and their utility for qualifying leachables and extractables in OINDP, the Leachables and Extractables Handbook takes a practical approach to familiarize readers with the recent recommendations for safety and risk assessment established through a joint effort of scientists from the FDA, academia, and industry. Coverage includes best practices for the chemical evaluation and management of leachables and extractables throughout the pharmaceutical product life cycle, as well as: Guidance for pharmaceutical professionals to qualify and risk-assess container closure system leachables and extractables in drug products Principles for defining toxicological safety thresholds that are applicable to OINDP and potentially applicable to other drug products Regulatory perspectives, along with an appendix of key terms and definitions, case studies, and sample protocolsAnalytical chemists, packaging and device engineers, formulation development scientists, component suppliers, regulatory affairs specialists, and toxicologists will all benefit from the wealth of information offered in this important text.
Provides timely applications, modifications, and extensions of experimental designs for a variety of disciplinesDesign and Analysis of Experiments, Volume 3: Special Designs and Applications continues building upon the philosophical foundations of experimental design by providing important, modern applications of experimental design to the many fields that utilize them. The book also presents optimal and efficient designs for practice and covers key topics in current statistical research.Featuring contributions from leading researchers and academics, the book demonstrates how the presented concepts are used across various fields from genetics and medicinal and pharmaceutical research to manufacturing, engineering, and national security. Each chapter includes an introduction followed by the historical background as well as in-depth procedures that aid in the construction and analysis of the discussed designs. Topical coverage includes:Genetic cross experiments, microarray experiments, and variety trialsClinical trials, group-sequential designs, and adaptive designsFractional factorial and search, choice, and optimal designs for generalized linear modelsComputer experiments with applications to homeland securityRobust parameter designs and split-plot type response surface designsAnalysis of directional data experimentsThroughout the book, illustrative and numerical examples utilize SAS®, JMP®, and R software programs to demonstrate the discussed techniques. Related data sets and software applications are available on the book's related FTP site.Design and Analysis of Experiments, Volume 3 is an ideal textbook for graduate courses in experimental design and also serves as a practical, hands-on reference for statisticians and researchers across a wide array of subject areas, including biological sciences, engineering, medicine, and business.
Make every communication count--with a simple, four-step speaking modelWhether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well--in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications, creating a presence on the job as a genuine and constant leader.In this eye-opening guide, aspiring (and established) leaders can enhance their reputations and influence by following a few simple steps. Speaking as a Leader:Shows how to structure your thoughts and message in any situation using a four-step modelOffers tips on listening effectively, in three dimensionsDetails why you are the best visual and how to avoid "Death by PowerPoint"Offers guidance on taking the "numb" out of numbersIncludes tips on moving from subject to messageWith Speaking as a Leader, you'll learn to tap into your innate leadership skills at every occasion--whether small or large--and earn the sort of respect that creates devoted friends and passionate supporters.
Learn to set up, manage, and administer a Drupal web siteDrupal offers unparalleled flexibility for content-managed web sites, and Drupal 7 is the easiest version to use yet. This new edition teaches you the fast, fun, and easy way to get started with Drupal. Even if you have no Drupal experience, you'll quickly learn how to download and install Drupal, set up your first content-managed site, apply templates, use modules, and more. Drupal gurus Lynn Beighley and Seamus Bellamy show you how to take advantage of what Drupal has to offer, make the most of the new features in Drupal 7, and demystify perplexing Drupal issues.Drupal is a free, open source modular framework and content management system designed for content-managed web sitesShows you how to download Drupal; no programming experience requiredLooks at Drupal 7 and explains new features that make it is easier to use than previous iterations of Drupal for a creating a blog, content site, or eBusiness siteExplains how to organize and create your site's content, apply templates, and get your first site up and runningDetails the ways to use modules and third-party templatesWhether you're looking to implement a flexible content management system, turbocharge a blog with photo galleries, or administer a third-party Drupal site, this book gets you off to a running start!
Discover how to plan, design, develop, and deploy iPad apps for the enterpriseHaving taken the enterprise by storm, iPads are now in the hands of workers in virtually every level of companies in almost every industry. But using iPad apps in the enterprise is more complex than simply clicking an icon from the App Store. It presents unique challenges around software development, system integration, information security, application deployment, and device management.That's where this book comes in. iPhone Life Enterprise Editor and veteran mobile consultant Nathan Clevenger presents a guide for developing a mobile strategy to properly take advantage of this transformative technology. You'll learn about the high-level software architectural options, the importance of design and user experience, application development tools and techniques, and best practices for deploying applications and managing iPads in the enterprise.Explores the requirements of preparation for developing, deploying, and supporting iPad apps for the enterprisePresents strategies for both business and IT to take advantage of the iPad and achieve dramatic ROIIncludes case studies of thought-leading organizations that have empowered their workforce with iPadsFeatures companion iPad applications developed by the author, including worksheets, sample apps, training instructor guidesiPad in the Enterprise gets you started immediately planning, designing, developing, deploying, and managing iPad apps specifically for the enterprise.
Be sure you've addressed the most important questions before using social media to market your company or brand!From small business owners to job seekers, social media marketing campaigns are being started every day. However, without the proper prep work, campaigns fail, brands or organizations are impacted, customers are not engaged, and money and efforts are wasted. This invaluable guide answers all the most important questions to consider before starting a marketing campaign using social media so you can avoid common pitfalls.Social media guru and author David Peck presents you with a working knowledge of the different social media tools that are needed to effectively embark on a social media marketing campaign.Guides you through defining goals, setting up a web site, using pertinent social networks, linking sites together, building a community, and monitoring progressFeatures numerous real-world stories that offer unique insight on what to do and what not to doShares simple tips for developing a web site with no code requiredSifts through the enormous amount of social media available and helps you select which is most appropriate for your needsAddresses how to locate and engage people and then keep them coming backAnswering a plethora of common questions, this book shows you how to engage your customers with social media in a way that will keep them coming back for more.
This book describes basic cell engineering methods, emphasizing stem cell applications, and use of the genetically modified stem cells in cell therapy and drug discovery. Together, the chapters introduce and offer insights on new techniques for engineering of stem cells and the delivery of transgenes into stem cells via various viral and non-viral systems. The book offers a guide to the types of manipulations currently available to create genetically engineered stem cells that suit any investigator's purpose, whether it's basic science investigation, creation of disease models and screens, or cells for therapeutic applications.
This is a comprehensive source of information on the application of ion chromatography (IC) in the analysis of pharmaceutical drugs and biologicals. This book, with contributors from academia, pharma, the biotech industry, and instrument manufacturing, presents the different perspectives, experience, and expertise of the thought leaders of IC in a comprehensive manner. It explores potential IC applications in different aspects of product development and quality control testing. In addition, an appendix section gives information on critical physical and chromatographic parameters related to IC and information on current manufacturers of IC systems, columns, and other components.
Soccer is the world's most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito. With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation. Soccer is perceived, like carnival and samba, to be quintessentially Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian. Yet the practice and history of soccer are also synonymous with conflict and contradiction as Brazil continues its trajectory toward modernity and economic power. The ongoing debate over how Team Brazil should play and positively represent a nation of demanding supporters bears on many crucial facets of a country riven by racial and class tensions. The Country of Football is filled with engaging stories of star players and other key figures, as well as extraordinary research on local, national, and international soccer communities. Soccer fans, scholars, and readers who are interested in the history of sport will emerge with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between Brazilian soccer and the nation's history.
An introduction to micro and nano replication processes and applicationsMicro/Nano Replication: Processes and Applications provides an overview of the fundamentals, processes, and applications involved in micro and nano replication in the manufacturing of product parts. A major field of nanotechnology, the study of micro/nano replication is sure to become one of increasing importance as the construction of completely new devices based on innovative concepts and crafted at the molecular level increases.Designed to help the reader understand and learn to work with the growing number of tools for molding plastic components, the book covers the key topics related to replication, including patterning technology, the modification of mold surface properties, and much more. In addition, it addresses the strengths and weaknesses of different molding processes.With a strong focus not only on how micro/nano replication works, but also the broader implications for the industry, the book is packed with examples of real world applications. These are drawn from a variety of fields, including information storage devices, optoelectronic elements, optical communication, and biosensors, in order to provide a complete view of the importance of micro and nano processes.A valuable introduction to a new but fast-growing field, Micro/Nano Replication is an essential resource for anyone looking to get a head start on understanding this emerging discipline.
Working for nearly thirty years with and for leading companies including Citigroup, American Express, Epsilon, Apple, and Fidelity--with notable political and not-for-profit campaigns along the way--Steve Cone has the kind of hard-earned, high-level experience that translates into valuable, tested ideas on what really works--and doesn't--in marketing.In Steal These Ideas! Cone delivers hundreds of pearls in a sharp, no-nonsense, and witty style on all facets of marketing, branding, and advertising with all the candor and freshness one would expect from a knowledgeable good friend in the business.Illustrated throughout with examples of the good, bad, and ugly in advertising, this is the secret stuff that no one ever teaches. Anyone can now steal these ideas and become a marketing star today.
According to AAC&U's 2013 employer survey, 93% of employers agree that a candidate's "demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems" is more important than their undergraduate major. Likewise, more than three in four employers say they want colleges to place more emphasis on helping students develop critical thinking skills. In Teaching for Critical Thinking, Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how student learn to think this way, and what teachers can do to help students develop this capacity. He outlines a basic protocol of critical thinking as a learning process that focuses on uncovering and checking assumptions, exploring alternative perspectives, and taking informed actions as a result. Written to address the broad range of disciplines, this book fosters a shared understanding of critical thinking and helps to various constituencies adapt general principles to specific disciplinary contexts.
The book that looks at mercury's impact on the planet today Recent research by the EPA has concluded that one in six women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies, which puts 630,000 newborn babies each year at risk of neurological impairment. Mercury poses severe risks to the health of animals and ecosystems around the world, and this book provides the essential information that anyone interested in environmental sciences should know about the fundamentals of the entire mercury cycle. Comprised of four parts that present an overview of mercury in the environment, mercury transformations, transport, and bioaccumulation and toxicology, each chapter of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury includes the basic concepts of the targeted subject, a critical review of that subject, and the future research needs. This book explains the environmental behavior and toxicological effects of mercury on humans and other organisms, and provides a baseline for what is known and what uncertainties remain in respect to mercury cycling. The chapters focus on the fundamental science underlying the environmental chemistry and fate of mercury. This work will be invaluable to a wide range of policy experts, environmental scientists, and other people requiring a comprehensive source for the state of the science in this field.
The book describes practical procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory in which they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of "Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory. " It follows the same general approach as the first and second editions but includes a number of new chapters including one on using advanced oxidation techniques as a general means of degrading chemicals. All the monographs from the second edition are incorporated in this volume and are revised and extended as necessary. A number of new monographs describing procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals have also been added. The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described in this book. This subject has become of increasing importance with recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter "General Methods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory. " This chapter describes recent advanced oxidation methods that should be generally applicable to all organic compounds. The methods use commonly available laboratory equipment and reagents.
Get quickly up to speed with the latest Android SDK Aimed at object oriented programmers, this straightforward-but-fun book serves as the most efficient way to understand Android, update an existing Android application, port a mobile application from another environment, or simply learn the ins and outs of the latest Android SDK. Packed with all the code and modules featured throughout, this guide also includes tutorials, tests, and project ideas. The authors forego the unnecessary repetition of material you already know and instead cut straight to the essentials such as interacting with hardware, getting familiar with the operating system, and networking. You'll walk through the process of designing, building, running, and debugging the application while you also learn Android best practices. Demonstrates a wide variety of Android features, including user interface design, application management, data and content management, and incorporating external services Organizes the many packages of the Android SDK by functionality and details which standards and features are appropriate for each level of the Android SDK Explains the new features of the latest Android SDK with examples and snippets that demonstrate how to effectively incorporate the features into new or existing applications Features all programming examples, including the sample application, on the companion web site Android 3 SDK Programming For Dummies is written in clear, plain English to help you quickly understand and program the latest Android SDK.
The fun-and-easy guide to developing cool Flash apps for mobile devices Flash is installed on 98 percent of browsers and runs on most smartphones, delivering RIA content and videos. With Flash 10. 1 for mobile devices, developers have the perfect tool to create a richer experience. This friendly guide covers the tools needed to develop native mobile device apps as well as Web Flash mobile apps, including games, and does it all in the easy-to-follow For Dummies style. Flash is the standard for delivering rich Internet applications on mobile devices Covers how to create iOS and Android apps with Flash and use the development environment for Flash Addresses working with both regular and touch devices; developing a good mobile user interface; creating, testing, and deploying apps; developing fast, fun, and easy mobile games using Flash; and more Flash Mobile Application Development For Dummies makes it easy to enter the fun and exciting field of mobile app development.
Step-by-step instruction on creating beautiful nature and landscape portraits This eye-popping guide walks you through the nitty gritty of how to take memorable and stunning landscape and nature photos. Packed with constructive advice and a good dose of friendly handholding, this full-color and extra large-trim beginner guide escorts you through the basics of photography and explains how to apply those fundamentals when taking high-quality photos. Walks you through the basics of photography and details how you can apply those skills to nature and landscape photography Zeroes in on ways to sharpen your skills by adjusting exposure, composition, and lighting in order to get the best results Explores the most popular landscape themes and describes how to capture them, including forests, mountains, crashing waves, and sunsets Shares tips on processing photos, making common repairs, and finding inspiration Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies investigates the most popular nature themes and describes how to capture them, including birds, animals in the wild, animals in captivity, flowers, and insects.
A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, Arrested Development Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following-and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits. Whether it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favorite scenes and episodes of the show in a whole new way. Takes an entertaining look at the philosophical ideas and tensions in the show's plots and themes Gives you new insights about the Bluth family and other characters: Is George Michael's crush on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide the fact that she has a job? Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls? Lets you sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of great philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to explain key characters and episodes of the show Packed with thought-provoking insights, Arrested Development and Philosophy is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about their late, lamented TV show. And it'll keep you entertained until the long-awaited Arrested Development movie finally comes out. (Whenever that is. )
A fundamental revolution in higher education is being sparked by the ubiquity of mobile devices used by students, faculty, and administrators. The opportunity is ripe for institutions, instructors, and instructional designers to take advantage of mobile technology to enhance the learning experience. To do this, we need to understand the power on tap, examine fundamental principles, review illustrative examples, and ultimately think through ways to improve the learner experience. The Mobile Academy contains theoretical and practical guidance on the ways mobile devices can be used most effectively in higher education. It is a guide for systematically integrating mobile devices into courses and other academic and student support services in order to facilitate learning outcomes and student success. The book covers a wealth of topics, including the use of text messages, mobile web, e-books, and mobile apps, as applied to: Administration: How mobile devices can be used to enhance enrollment, registration, alert messaging, surveys, and more Classroom Content: Suggestions for using mobile devices audio, video, documents, and other content Assessment: Guidance for applying mobile technology to portfolios, quizzes, simulations, and more Communication: Guidance on the various mobile communication options and social networks used for student-teacher interactions and social activities that foster learning The Future: Covers the next wave of mobile learning including virtual field trips, augmented reality, alternate reality games, and more.
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