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Physics Essentials For Dummies

by Steven Holzner

For students who just need to know the vital concepts of physics, whether as a refresher, for exam prep, or as a reference, Physics Essentials For Dummies is a must-have guide. Free of ramp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.The Essentials For Dummies SeriesDummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Learning from jQuery

by Callum Macrae

If you're comfortable with jQuery but a bit shaky with JavaScript, this concise guide will help you expand your knowledge of the language--especially the code that jQuery covers up for you. Many jQuery devotees write as little code as possible, but with some JavaScript under your belt, you can prevent errors, reduce overhead, and make your application code more efficient.This book explores event handling, prototypes, and working with the DOM and AJAX through examples and lots of code. You'll learn common conventions and patterns in JavaScript and--if you've never coded with JavaScript before--a tutorial will take you through the basics.Enhance your jQuery code by using object constructors and prototypesReduce overhead and gain more control by handling events with JavaScriptWork with the DOM much faster with JavaScript than you can with jQuerySend a few AJAX requests without having to load the entire jQuery libraryUnderstand the importance of JavaScript code standards, comments, code reuse, and anti-patternsEnlist JavaScript resources, such as a good IDE, a syntax checker, and version control

UX for Lean Startups

by Laura Klein

Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you'll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they'll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market. No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you're an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product. Determine whether people will buy your product before you build it Listen to your customers throughout the product's lifecycle Understand why you should design a test before you design a product Get nine tools that are critical to designing your product Discern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-haves Learn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisions Use A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practices Speed up your product development process without sacrificing quality

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

by Leif Madsen Jim Van Meggelen Russell Bryant

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system. Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this book shows you how to write a basic dialplan step by step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest Asterisk features in version 1.8. Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts Use Asterisk's voicemail options--including a standalone voicemail server Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system Learn how to use Asterisk's security, call routing, and faxing features

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Tempest

by Sheri Metzger

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Tempest, you follow the famous story of Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Through magic, Prospero conjures up a storm that brings a ship full of his enemies to the island on which he and Miranda live. What follows is Shakespeare's comic masterpiece that's full of intrigue and romance. Summaries and commentaries lead you, act by act, through this Shakespearean classic, and critical essays give you insight into the play as a political romance. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of William Shakespeare A review section that tests your knowledge A ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Mastering mental ray

by Jennifer O'Connor

Proven techniques for using mental ray effectivelyIf you're a busy artist seeking high-end results for your 3D, design, or architecture renders using mental ray, this is the perfect book for you. It distills the highly technical nature of rendering into easy-to-follow steps and tutorials that you can apply immediately to your own projects. The book uses 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to show the integration with mental ray, but users of any 3D or CAD software can learn valuable techniques for incorporating mental ray into their pipelines.Takes you under the hood of mental ray, a stand-alone or bundled product that is often used with 3D or CAD software in the creation of movies, games, architectural renders, and televisionFocuses on only the most pertinent tools and techniques for busy professionals who need to quickly apply them on the jobProvides compelling, practical tutorials so you can start incorporating mental ray into your own production pipelinesIncludes a DVD with step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts and techniquesLearn effective mental ray techniques with this great guide, then keep this practical book at your workstation for reference while you work!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

KaChing: How to Run an Online Business that Pays and Pays

by Mark Victor Hansen Joel Comm

For nearly fifteen years, Joel Comm has been generating revenue on the web via a number of avenues. In KaChing, he shares his five primary methods of making money online, combining traditional marketing with the new, offering detailed strategies and techniques that can be applied to any niche or market. Each of the five methods is broken down into simple, practical, duplicable steps.Praise for KaChing"Turning your passion into profit is Joel's keystone in life, and he possesses the uncanny ability to deliver a clear road map enabling precise results, again and again. Follow Joel's formulas for creating revenue streams online and you'll discover a whole new level of decisive confidence, both online and in life."--Gary W. Goldstein, Hollywood Movie Producer"If you can't make money online after reading Joel Comm's KaChing, you should not be allowed to drive a car or operate large machinery! Joel Comm could not have made your path to internet wealth more clear or simple. KaChing is a step-by-step guide to defining your niche, creating salable content, and driving paying customers to your site on a consistent and sustainable basis. It's time to hit the KaChing button! Read this book NOW and watch your money accumulate."--Joseph Michelli, PhD, author of such internationally bestselling business books as The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and When Fish Fly; and cofounder of WOWful Connections"With Twitter Power, Joel Comm demonstrated how to build and nurture productive digital relationships. With KaChing, he teaches how to tap into your passions and create online revenue streams via several compelling models. If you're serious about creating revenue online, without having to live online, read this book and apply its best practices."--David Nour, bestselling author of Relationship Economics and ConnectAbility"If you've considered starting an online business or have one that isn't making any money, check out Joel Comm's book and find your KaChing button."--Alexis Martin Neely, AlexisMartinNeely.com"Joel Comm is a master teacher when it comes to following your passion and becoming extremely successful with your online businesses. In this book, he tells you how you can do both, and his methods are easy enough for anyone to follow. If you have been searching for a way to profit from what your are passionate about, you must read this book!"--Jen Grover, creator of the Butler Bag and author of What If? and Why Not?

Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management

by David A. Axson

A practical framework for effectively managing performance in today's complex, competitive and risky global marketsThe Third Edition provides a complete framework for building best practice management processes for today's complex and uncertain world. Fully updated to reflect the events of the global economic crisis, this book provides further practical examples of companies that are successfully using the practices identified. Updated for the implications of the global economic crisis on management practicesCompletely rewritten section on "What it Takes To Be An Effective Manager In An Uncertain WorldAdded examples and mini case studies throughout the book from companies such as Qualcomm, IBM, Dominos, Target, Toshiba and FacebookEstablishes new benchmarks for performance management process and practiceFully updated to include recent events, new learnings, technologies and emerging best practicesThis book includes serious rethinking of the way companies plan and manage performance-from the role of accounting to the skills needed to be an effective manager-including new technologies, techniques and real time management processes.

Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils

by Laurence D. Wesley

Wiley has long held a pre-eminent position as a publisher of books on geotechnical engineering, with a particular strength in soil behavior and soil mechanics, at both the academic and professional level. This reference will be the first book focused entirely on the unique engineering properties of residual soil. Given the predominance of residual soils in the under-developed parts of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, and the increasing rate of new construction in these regions, the understanding of residual soils is expected to increase in importance in the coming years. This book will be written for the practicing geotechnical engineer working to any degree with residual soils. It will describe the unique properties of residual soil and provide innovative design techniques for building on it safely.The author will draw on his 30 years of practical experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer, imbuing the work with real world examples and practice problems influenced by his work in South America and Southeast Asia.

Environmental Issues for Architecture

by David Lee Smith

A comprehensive introduction to environmental controls for architectural designWith concerns for sustainability rapidly changing the technological playing field, the romanticized depiction of architects as solitary artists confined to their drafting tables is becoming a thing of the past. More than ever, today's architects must assume a leadership role in collaborative design that involves many professional interactions. This requires that architects have an all-inclusive understanding of the environmental concerns influencing their designs.Comprehensive and broad in scope, this designer-friendly guide delivers solid fundamentals from a historical perspective, covering environmental design topics that range from lighting, acoustics, thermal control, and plumbing to fire protection egress, elevators, and escalators. It shows how the interconnection between science and aesthetics holds the key to creating buildings that are structurally enduring and socially responsible. This book:Gives an understanding of the principles of various environmental issues without getting bogged down in engineering specificsIs illustrated throughout with photographs and drawingsIncludes a companion Web site with PowerPoint presentationsEnables designers to communicate and coordinate effectively with specialists in HVAC, electrical systems, lighting, plumbing, and acousticsEnvironmental Issues for Architecture provides architecture and interior design students with the larger picture without overwhelming them with details. Exploring subjects that are not emphasized in traditional classrooms, this timely book shows how architects and designers can successfully transform their ideas in ways that allow them to expand their professional services and play a more important role in the building process.

Young World Rising

by Rob Salkowitz

Young World Rising gives you an exclusive glimpse into the new trend that's transforming global business and changing the dynamics of globalizationThe global Millennial generation is 4.1 billion strong, and the spread of data networks is empowering them to build radically new kinds of organizations adapted to a flat and crowded world. Young World Rising takes you on a panoramic tour of the new centers of enterpreneurial innovation on five continents.Explore the dynamics driving the emergence of the Young WorldDemonstrate how wired Young World insurgents are reinventing entrepreneurshipGet an inside look at the most innovative Young World businesses from India, Africa, Latin America and Southeast AsiaIdentify how your organization can capitalize on the rise of the Young World to find new talent, open new markets, identify investment opportunities and moreWith more than a dozen unique and in-depth case studies, Young World Rising is essential reading for every organization coming to grips with the challenges of globalization and demographic change in the 21st century.

Tools of Engagement

by Tom Bunzel

Trainers, consultants, HR professionals need a resource for helping them apply social media technology to their meetings and training sessions. This resource shows how to get an online meeting scheduled, plan its contents, rehearse, and prepare, deliver meaningful content over the web, and follow up with a strategic plan to take full advantage of all aspects of the event going forward. It also covers continuing the dialog with other online technologies and shows how mashing and social networking can help train and teach. The book also includes Premium Content.

Think Complexity

by Allen B. Downey

Expand your Python skills by working with data structures and algorithms in a refreshing context--through an eye-opening exploration of complexity science. Whether you're an intermediate-level Python programmer or a student of computational modeling, you'll delve into examples of complex systems through a series of exercises, case studies, and easy-to-understand explanations. You'll work with graphs, algorithm analysis, scale-free networks, and cellular automata, using advanced features that make Python such a powerful language. Ideal as a text for courses on Python programming and algorithms, Think Complexity will also help self-learners gain valuable experience with topics and ideas they might not encounter otherwise. Work with NumPy arrays and SciPy methods, basic signal processing and Fast Fourier Transform, and hash tables Study abstract models of complex physical systems, including power laws, fractals and pink noise, and Turing machines Get starter code and solutions to help you re-implement and extend original experiments in complexity Explore the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific laws, theory choice, realism and instrumentalism, and other topics Examine case studies of complex systems submitted by students and readers

Head First jQuery

by Ronan Cranley Ryan Benedetti

Want to add more interactivity and polish to your websites? Discover how jQuery can help you build complex scripting functionality in just a few lines of code. With Head First jQuery, you'll quickly get up to speed on this amazing JavaScript library by learning how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be incorporating Ajax apps, working seamlessly with HTML and CSS, and handling data with PHP, MySQL and JSON. If you want to learn--and understand--how to create interactive web pages, unobtrusive script, and cool animations that don't kill your browser, this book is for you. Use jQuery with DOM to overcome the limitations of HTML and CSS Learn how jQuery selectors and actions work together Write functions and wire them to interface elements Use jQuery effects to create actions on the page Make your pages come alive with animation Build interactive web pages with jQuery and Ajax Build forms in web applications

Web Development Bibliography

by Safari Books Online Content Team

Today's web applications are powerful and interactive that have to work equally well on a variety of web browsers on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Many of the most popular web applications are able to do all of this while scaling to handle thousands of requests per second from all over the globe. It's a good thing that the list of technologies and tools for creating these web applications has also grown rapidly to enable web developers to build them. This guide allows you to tap into books and videos that cover the major technologies required to build Web apps: from JavaScript and HTML5 and CSS3 to Java and PHP to jQuery, Node.js and more.

Web Design Bibliography

by Safari Books Online Content Team

Every day more people adopt the Web and more uses for this technology are discovered. This has created an overwhelming demand for designers, specifically ones who can craft beautiful, usable and emotionally engaging websites. Becoming a great web designer is no easy task, since it requires dozens of skills beyond graphical comprehension. If you want resources to help you acquire these skills or hone existing ones, then this guide can help. Tap into books and videos that cover everything from design principles to usability to user interfaces and typography to layout to color, and more.

Introducing HTML5 Game Development

by Jesse Freeman

<p>Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and&#8212;most critically&#8212;a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you&#8217;ll learn step-by-step how to create a real 2D game from start to finish. In the process, you&#8217;ll use Impact, the JavaScript game framework that works with HTML5&#8217;s Canvas element.</p>

Understanding Computation

by Tom Stuart

Finally, you can learn computation theory and programming language design in an engaging, practical way. Understanding Computation explains theoretical computer science in a context you'll recognize, helping you appreciate why these ideas matter and how they can inform your day-to-day programming. Rather than use mathematical notation or an unfamiliar academic programming language like Haskell or Lisp, this book uses Ruby in a reductionist manner to present formal semantics, automata theory, and functional programming with the lambda calculus. It's ideal for programmers versed in modern languages, with little or no formal training in computer science. Understand fundamental computing concepts, such as Turing completeness in languages Discover how programs use dynamic semantics to communicate ideas to machines Explore what a computer can do when reduced to its bare essentials Learn how universal Turing machines led to today's general-purpose computers Perform complex calculations, using simple languages and cellular automata Determine which programming language features are essential for computation Examine how halting and self-referencing make some computing problems unsolvable Analyze programs by using abstract interpretation and type systems

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies

by Danna Korn

Practical, delicious ways to manage a gluten-free dietIf you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this guide is for you. Trusted author Danna Korn explains the medical problems associated with gluten and shows you step by step how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle - and love it!With 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference includes coverage of the most recent testing methods, an updated section on the link between a gluten-free diet and improving behaviors in the autistic, new information about the genetics of celiac disease, expanded coverage on the gluten-free certification process, increased nutritional information, and updated recipes and resources.65 delicious recipes plus tips on eating outGuidance on how to shop and decipher food labels Advice on how to raise happy gluten-free kidsCovering the practical, medical, and emotional aspects of the lifestyle, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers hope and inspiration as you make the switch to a life free of gluten.

Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide

by Brian Mclernon

Get the very most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 camera.Now that you've got a new Canon PowerShot G11 10.0 megapixel digital camera, take this handy book along to help you tap all the tricks and features that your cool new camera has to offer. Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide, sized perfectly to fit in your camera bag, includes pages of step-by-step techniques, beautiful full-color examples, and professional tips sure to help you capture exactly the images you want. Understand all the technology your new camera has to offer--such as new face recognition software, a 5x optical zoom, faster electronics, and much more--with this step-by-step guide. It's so handy, you can check for tips while you're shooting!Provides no-fail techniques for getting the most out of your Canon PowerShot G11 digital cameraWalks you through the PowerShot G11's new features and functions, including face recognition software, 5x optical zoom, RAW image format capture, a wider aperture than standard PowerShot models, faster electronics, and remote captureElevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and author Charlotte LowrieTeaches you photography essentials and offers beautiful, full-color examples to inspire you on your next shootMove from standard shots to power shots with Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide.

U.S. Military History For Dummies

by John C. Mcmanus

Want to know more about American military history? U.S. Military History For Dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nation's armed conflicts from the French and Indian War to Iraq. It explains how the U.S. military is organized and how its branches operate, both independently and together.This straightforward guide examines the causes for each of America's wars and reveals how these conflicts have shaped the nation's borders, society, politics, culture, and future. You'll meet heroes, cowards, patriots, and traitors; relive great battles; and get a taste of what combat is really like, as you discover:How the French/Indian war sowed the seeds of the Revolutionary WarWhy America's battle for independence didn't end at YorktownEarly U.S. wars against Indians, tax cheats, and piratesThe War of 1812: guaranteeing U.S. sovereignty"Manifest Destiny" wars that stretched America from sea to shining seaWhy the American Civil War could not be avoidedThe Spanish American War and the U.S. as an emerging global powerWhy World War I failed to "make the world safe for democracy"How World War II changed America's role in the worldKorea and Vietnam: hot wars during the Cold WarFeaturing important insights on technological, political, and social changes that transformed the way America fights its wars U.S. Military History For Dummies is your key to understanding the evolution of the most powerful military force in history.

Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere

by Jason Kelly

A hard-hitting look at achieving financial freedom by avoiding excessive borrowing and spendingIf you don't actively resist America's culture of debt, you'll end up precisely where the government, banks, and big business want you to be: indentured servitude. The mistakes people make with their money are basic, and avoidable, and unless you understand what they are, you're probably going to repeat them. What you need is someone who can shed light on the obstacles we face and show you how to avoid getting tripped up by them.Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere shows how society is rigged to take as much of your wealth as possible, and simple ways you can resist. It investigates, explains, and offers advice for all those who have fallen into debt, taken a second mortgage, been trapped by credit cards, or found themselves unable to get ahead.Discusses what you can do to stop the destructive cycle of borrowing and spendingIllustrates the four major tenets of getting money rightHighlights how to avoid the many ways that government, banks, and big business try to trap you with debtTo secure your financial future, you must break the dangerous cycle of borrowing and spending, and learn how to guard your wealth against corporate ploys. Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere leads you down the only proven path to financial freedom.

The Art of Business Seduction

by Mark Jeffries

These days, more than ever, you need an edge to win the job, the sale, or the contract that you want. And once you have it, keeping it is part of the job. You're always selling yourself, getting re-hired everyday with everything you do and say.The Art of Business Seduction elevates your game by allowing you to recognize what's essential in getting noticed for the right reasons and by the right people. You'll get powerful tools you can use immediately, includingA Strategic Communication planThe no-fail, four-step L-WAR process (Listen, Watch, Anticipate, React)Real-life exercises you can implement over thirty consecutive days that will then become a winning part of your routine and lifestyleYour secret weapon in today's business struggle, The Art of Business Seduction peels away the hype to give you the unadorned facts on what will drive your continued, consistent success.

The Teaching Portfolio

by J. Elizabeth Miller Peter Seldin Wilbert Mckeachie Clement A. Seldin

Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of the classic hands-on resource offers a comprehensive review of all the facets developing teaching portfolios. This new edition will contain new perspectives and ideas; an expanded section on web-based electronic teaching portfolios ; a sample of colleges and universities that shows how they have implemented portfolios; real-world teaching portfolios of twenty-one faculty members and a report from a university provost on what he looks for in a portfolios submitted for promotion.

The Remedy

by Pascal Dennis

Winner of the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Quality Improvement-From the Shingo judges:This work has an extremely widespread application as the tools, techniques, and methods described are at a level that achieves the goals of Lean and operational excellence without tying them down to a specific industry or work stream. The book provides practical knowledge for lean champions, managers, and executives driving toward operational excellence enterprise-wide. The story format, and the presentation of this material was excellent, and the avoidance of lean and operational excellence jargon gives the book a wide appeal...it is a pleasure to read.The Sequel to the Influential "Lean" Business Novel Andy & MeThe Remedy is a compelling a business fable that shows how Lean quality improvement business practices--traditionally associated with manufacturing--can dramatically improve the service areas of your business-including design, engineering, sales, marketing and all processes in between. Written by Pascal Dennis, a leading Lean consultant, the story follows Tom Pappas and Rachel Armstrong, senior leaders at a desperate automotive company as they try to implement a Lean management system across an entire platform, the Chloe, a breakthrough "green" car. The future of the company is at stake. Can Tom and Rachel, supported by Andy Saito, a retired, reclusive Toyota executive, regain the trust and respect of the customer? Can a venerable but dying company implement Lean practices to every part of their business and learn a new, more effective way of managing?Shows you how to use the Lean quality improvement method to fix not just a manufacturing system, but an entire company, including management, design, marketing, and supply chainWritten by Pascal Dennis, author of four books on Lean practices and winner of the coveted Shingo Prize for outstanding research contributing to operational excellenceOriginally developed by Toyota, the Lean approach to quality improvement has gained a worldwide following and helped turn around enumerable struggling businesses

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