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Magnetic Materials

by Nicola A. Spaldin

Magnetic Materials is an excellent introduction to the basics of magnetism, magnetic materials and their applications in modern device technologies. Retaining the concise style of the original, this edition has been thoroughly revised to address significant developments in the field, including the improved understanding of basic magnetic phenomena, new classes of materials, and changes to device paradigms. With homework problems, solutions to selected problems and a detailed list of references, Magnetic Materials continues to be the ideal book for a one-semester course and as a self-study guide for researchers new to the field. New to this edition: , Acents Entirely new chapters on Exchange Bias Coupling, Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials, Magnetic Insulators, Acents Revised throughout, with substantial updates to the chapters on Magnetic Recording and Magnetic Semiconductors, incorporating the latest advances in the field, Acents New example problems with work

LTE for 4G Mobile Broadband

by Farooq Khan

Do you need to get up to speed quickly on LTE? Understand the new technologies of the LTE standard and how they contribute to improvements in system performance with this practical and valuable guide, written by an expert on LTE who was intimately involved in drafting the standard. In addition to a strong grounding in the technical details, you'll also get fascinating insights into why particular technologies were chosen in the development process. Core topics covered include low-PAPR orthogonal uplink multiple access based on SC-FDMA, MIMO multi-antenna technologies, and inter-cell interference mitigation techniques. Low-latency channel structure and single-frequency network (SFN) broadcast are also discussed in detail. With extensive references, a useful discussion of technologies that were not included in the standard, and end-of-chapter summaries that emphasize all the key points, this book is an essential resource for practitioners in the mobile cellular communications industry and for graduate students studying advanced wireless communications.

XBRL For Dummies

by Charles Hoffman Liv Watson

The perfect guide to help you understand XBRL-from the "father of XBRL"What is XBRL and how can it help you streamline your business reporting? This plain-English guide from the "father of XBRL," Charles Hoffman, will tell you what it is, why it is, and how you can get on the bus with this new SEC-mandated business reporting standard for publicly-traded companies. A CPA, Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying XML data to financial reporting; XBRL is the language that resulted. Learn to prepare financial statements with XBRL, use it for strategic planning, move all relevant departments in your company to the same system, and more.XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an XML-based open standard for accounting data; author Charles Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying XML data to financial reportingPlan for XBRL implementation, set action-oriented agendas, and identify stakeholders and subject-matter experts within your organizationLearn to choose from and adapt existing XBRL taxonomies to comply with US GAAP and IFRS standardsTopics also include how to adapt your existing financial information into XBRL.

Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times

by W. Michael Hoffman Susan U. Raymond

How to make strategic plan to help your nonprofit navigate turbulent financial waters and achieve strengthened revenuesDuring this time of upheaval and instability with the country's financial markets and economy, you might be wondering how your nonprofit can emerge stronger from this unprecedented turmoil and prepare for future economic cycles. Practical and timely, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter helps your nonproft get strategic in the weak economy.Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times shows you how surviving the current economic conditions means dedicating yourself to understanding the details of the current financial crisis and identifying those Board members and other leaders who can give you deep analysis on the crisis and act as your analysts of the winners and losers in real time.Emphasizes that the core of all strategy is engagementHelps you reassess your nonprofit's communications tools for both messages and marketsAsserts that the operative need is for strategy, not panicRevisits all assumptionsExplains how to sort and cull past supporters for those who will emerge from the turmoil first and strongestReveals how to identify new audiencesProviding the guidance your nonprofit needs-not to just hang on for the white-knuckle ride, but to plan their best strategy to survive and succeed-Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times equips you with the tools you need to get started.

Financial Services Anti-Fraud Risk and Control Workbook

by Peter Goldmann

Myth-busting guidance for fraud preventionin a practical workbook formatAn excellent primer for developing and implementing an anti-fraud program that works, Financial Services Anti-Fraud Risk and Control Workbook engages readers in an absorbing self-paced learning experience to develop familiarity with the practical aspects of fraud detection and prevention at banks, investment firms, credit unions, insurance companies, and other financial services providers.Whether you are a bank executive, auditor, accountant, senior financial executive, financial services operations manager, loan officer, regulator, or examiner, this invaluable resource provides you with essential coverage of: How fraudsters exploit weaknesses in financial services organizations How fraudsters think and operate The tell-tale signs of different types of internal and external fraud against financial services companies Detecting corruption schemes such as bribery, kickbacks, and conflicts of interest, and the many innovative forms of financial records manipulation Conducting a successful fraud risk assessment Basic fraud detection tools and techniques for financial services companies, auditors, and investigators Fraud prevention lessons from the financial meltdown of 2007-2008Written by a recognized expert in the field of fraud detection and prevention, this effective workbook is filled with interactive exercises, case studies, and chapter quizzes, and shares industry-tested methods for detecting, preventing, and reporting fraud.Discover how to mitigate fraud risks in your organization with the myth-busting techniques and tools in Financial Services Anti-Fraud Risk and Control Workbook.

The Quarters Theory

by Ilian Yotov

An inside look at an innovative Forex trading systemThe Quarters Theory improves and simplifies the decision-making process in foreign exchange trading through the use of a revolutionary new methodology applied to the price behavior of currency exchange rates and trend developments in the Forex market. This book provides currency traders with a step-by-step guide to the unique premise of the Quarters Theory and offers many real-life market examples, variations, and innovative Forex trading strategies. Ilian Yotov, a long-time Forex strategist, delivers a reliable new compass to help you navigate the complexities of daily fluctuations in the prices of currencies. His unique insights lead to consistently better trading decisions and help maximize your trading results.The author's featured "Quarters Theory" method introduces a fresh new approach to foreign currency tradingOffers innovative trading techniques that combine the methodology of the Quarters Theory with fundamental and technical analysis.Provides proprietary Forex strategies that investors and traders of all proficiency levels can use to reap significant returnsWith The Quarters Theory as your guide, you will quickly gain that extra edge that will help you to make more profitable decisions in your Forex trading activities.

Elementary Probability for Applications

by Rick Durrett

This clear and lively introduction to probability theory concentrates on the results that are the most useful for applications, including combinatorial probability and Markov chains. Concise and focused, it is designed for a one-semester introductory course in probability for students who have some familiarity with basic calculus. Reflecting the author's philosophy that the best way to learn probability is to see it in action, there are more than 350 problems and 200 examples. The examples contain all the old standards such as the birthday problem and Monty Hall, but also include a number of applications not found in other books, from areas as broad ranging as genetics, sports, finance, and inventory management.

Principles of Statistical Inference

by D. R. Cox

In this definitive book, D. R. Cox gives a comprehensive and balanced appraisal of statistical inference. He develops the key concepts, describing and comparing the main ideas and controversies over foundational issues that have been keenly argued for more than two-hundred years. Continuing a sixty-year career of major contributions to statistical thought, no one is better placed to give this much-needed account of the field. An appendix gives a more personal assessment of the merits of different ideas. The content ranges from the traditional to the contemporary. While specific applications are not treated, the book is strongly motivated by applications across the sciences and associated technologies. The mathematics is kept as elementary as feasible, though previous knowledge of statistics is assumed. The book will be valued by every user or student of statistics who is serious about understanding the uncertainty inherent in conclusions from statistical analyses.

A History of Nigeria

by Toyin Falola Matthew M. Heaton

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy. Toyin Falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, and Matthew Heaton, who has worked extensively on African science and culture, combine their expertise to explain the context to Nigeria's recent troubles through an exploration of its pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. By examining key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy, the authors show how Nigeria's history has been swayed by the vicissitudes of the world around it, and how Nigerians have adapted to meet these challenges. This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.

Handbook of CCD Astronomy

by Steve B. Howell

Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many areas of observational science. Astronomy, physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing are just a few of the fields of study in which they play a crucial role. This handbook provides a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with the electronic workings of CCDs, this handbook discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the focus of the book is on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, and key practical equations round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.

Stereographic Projection Techniques for Geologists and Civil Engineers

by Richard J. Lisle Peter R. Leyshon

The stereographic projection is an essential tool in the fields of structural geology and geotechnics, which allows three-dimensional orientation data to be represented and manipulated. This book has been designed to make the subject as accessible as possible. It gives a straightforward and simple introduction to the subject and, by means of examples, illustrations and exercises, encourages the student to visualise the problems in three dimensions. Students of all levels will be able to work through the book and come away with a clear understanding of how to apply these vital techniques. This revised edition contains additional material on geotechnical applications, improved illustrations and links to useful web resources and software programs. It will provide students of geology, rock mechanics, geotechnical and civil engineering with an indispensable guide to the analysis and interpretation of field orientation data.

Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

by Alexei M. Tsvelik

This book is a course in modern quantum field theory as seen through the eyes of a theorist working in condensed matter physics. It contains a gentle introduction to the subject and therefore can be used even by graduate students. The introductory parts include a derivation of the path integral representation, Feynman diagrams and elements of the theory of metals including a discussion of Landau-Fermi liquid theory. In later chapters the discussion gradually turns to more advanced methods used in the theory of strongly correlated systems. The book contains a thorough exposition of such non-perturbative techniques as 1/N-expansion, bosonization (Abelian and non-Abelian), conformal field theory and theory of integrable systems. The book is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral associates and independent researchers working in condensed matter physics.

Engineering and Product Development Management: The Holistic Approach

by Stephen C. Armstrong

This practical guide to the components of engineering management employs a holistic approach. It will help engineers and managers understand how to improve the product development process by deploying new technology and new methods of working in concurrent teams. The book integrates elements from six well-known and understood bodies of knowledge: integrated product development, project management, process management, systems engineering, product data management, and organizational change management. These elements are framed within an overall enterprise-wide architecture. The techniques discussed work for both huge multinational organizations and smaller enterprises. The emphasis throughout is on practical tools for engineers, managers, and consultants responsible for project and product development.

The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited

by Jeffrey A. Segal Harold J. Spaeth

This book, authored by two leading scholars of the Supreme Court and its policy making, systematically presents and validates the use of the attitudinal model to explain and predict Supreme Court decision making. In the process, it critiques the two major alternative models of Supreme Court decision making and their major variants: the legal and rational choice. Using the US Supreme Court Data Base, the justices' private papers, and other sources of information, the book analyzes the appointment process, certiorari, the decision on the merits, opinion assignments, and the formation of opinion coalitions. The book will be the definitive presentation of the attitudinal model as well as an authoritative critique of the legal and rational choice models. The book thoroughly reflects research done since the 1993 publication of its predecessor, as well as decisions and developments in the Supreme Court, including the momentous decision of Bush v. Gore.

The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900

by Richard Franklin Bensel

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the United States underwent an extremely rapid industrial expansion that moved the nation into the front ranks of the world economy. At the same time, the nation maintained democratic institutions as the primary means of allocating political offices and power. As the combination of robust democratic institutions and rapid industrialization is rarely found in world history, this book explains how economic development and democracy coexisted in the United States during industrialization.

Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Period

by Roger Allen D. S. Richards

The final volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature explores the Arabic literary heritage of the little-known period from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Even though it was during this time that the famous Thousand and One Nights was composed, very little has been written on the literature of the period generally. In this volume Roger Allen and Donald Richards bring together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to rectify the situation. The volume is divided into parts with the traditions of poetry and prose covered separately within both their 'elite' and 'popular' contexts. The last two sections are devoted to drama and the indigenous tradition of literary criticism. As the only work of its kind in English covering the post-classical period, this book promises to be a unique resource for students and scholars of Arabic literature for many years to come.

Preparing Principals for a Changing World

by Linda Darling-Hammond Michelle Lapointe Debra Meyerson Margaret T. Orr

Preparing Principals for a Changing World provides a hands-on resource for creating and implementing effective policies and programs for developing expert school leaders. Written by acclaimed author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond and experts Debra Meyerson, Michelle LaPointe, and Margaret Terry Orr, this important book examines the characteristics of successful educational leadership programs and offers concrete recommendations to improve programs nationwide.In a study funded by the Wallace Foundation, Darling-Hammond and the team examined eight exemplary principal development programs, as well as state policies and principals' experiences across the country. Using the data from the study, they reveal how successful programs are structured, the skills and knowledge participants gain, and what they are able to do in practice as school leaders as a result.What do these exemplary programs have in common? Aggressive recruitment; close ties with schools in the community; on-the-ground training under the wing of expert principals, and a strong emphasis on the cutting-edge theories of instructional and transformational leadership.In addition to highlighting the programs' similarities, the study also explains the differences among the programs and sheds light on the effectiveness of approaches and models from different states and contexts?East, West, North, and South; urban and rural; pre-service and in-service. The authors analyze program outcomes for principals and their schools, including illustrative case studies and educators' voices on the influence of programs' strategies for recruitment, internships, mentoring, and coursework.The ideas and suggestions outlined in Preparing Principals for a Changing World are presented with the goal of increasing the number of highly qualified, thoughtful, and innovative educational leaders.

Netbooks For Dummies

by Joel Mcnamara

The only full-service reference on choosing, setting up, and using the hot new NetbookNetbooks are the fastest-selling segment of the PC market. These small, lightweight mini-laptops are less expensive and run longer on a battery charge than traditional laptops. This is the first book to cover everything from choosing the right Netbook to adding memory and remote access.You'll learn to compare various models and identify what best meets your needs, connect to the Internet almost anywhere, choose and use free productivity tools, and much more. Netbooks For Dummies covers both Windows and Linux, since Netbooks are available with either operating system.Explains what Netbooks are, what they can do, and the advantages of mobile technologyProvides criteria to help you decide what you need in a Netbook and descriptions of the available models, so you can choose one which best meets your needsCovers both Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux operating systems available on NetbooksWalks you through setting up a Netbook and shows you how it can work for you both at home and on the goDiscusses free online productivity applications, data synchronization services, and social networksCovers advanced topics like adding memory and remote accessWith Netbooks For Dummies, you'll be ready to make the most of the hottest mobile computing technology on the market today.

BlackBerry Bold For Dummies

by Dante Sarigumba Robert Kao

Set up your BlackBerry Bold, get online, get organized, and manage your lifeThe BlackBerry is the number one smartphone in the corporate world. Feature-rich and complex, the Bold is among the most popular handhelds for business users.BlackBerry Bold For Dummies covers the GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile streaming, HSDPA network speed, Media Sync, and dozens of other features that make BlackBerry Bold the #1 choice of workers on the go.Shows how to use the QWERTY keyboard and send and receive e-mail and PIN to PIN messagesExplains how to manage your calendar, appointments, and contacts on the BoldProvides tips on taking photos, making phone calls, using the Media Player, and surfing the WebCovers interconnecting applications, syncing with your desktop, and getting where you're going using BlackBerry Maps and GPSIncludes practical information about power usage as well as tips on navigating the Bold interfaceDemonstrates using the enhanced BlackBerry Messenger feature to instant message, chat with groups, check availability of your contacts, and track delivery of your messagesWhether you're new to the BlackBerry family or are upgrading from an earlier BlackBerry model, you'll discover that BlackBerry Bold For Dummies helps you get more done and have more fun with your BlackBerry Bold.

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide

by Sean Brodrick

From the investment experts at Weiss Research, the ultimate guide to preparing for and profiting during a disaster of any kindLife is unpredictable. Economic and natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis describes the simple things people can do today to prepare for anything and everything that life might throw at them tomorrow. It also offers comprehensive advice on how to profit during a market collapse, energy crisis, or natural disaster. The guideExplains how to invest in today's new, more turbulent financial landscapeReveals what can be used as money should the dollar lose its valueHow to cut home energy costs, and why it's prudent to stock up on supplies in preparation for natural disastersPanicking during a disaster won't solve anything. Be prepared for any number of potential economic calamities and natural disasters with The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide.

SOA Modeling Patterns for Service Oriented Discovery and Analysis

by Michael Bell

Learn the essential tools for developing a sound service-oriented architectureSOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis introduces a universal, easy-to-use, and nimble SOA modeling language to facilitate the service identification and examination life cycle stage. This business and technological vocabulary will benefit your service development endeavors and foster organizational software asset reuse and consolidation, and reduction of expenditure.Whether you are a developer, business architect, technical architect, modeler, business analyst, team leader, or manager, this essential guide-introducing an elaborate set of more than 100 patterns and anti-patterns-will help you successfully discover and analyze services, and model a superior solution for your project,. Explores how to discover servicesExplains how to analyze services for construction and productionHow to assess service feasibility for deploymentHow to employ the SOA modeling language during the service identification and examination processHow to utilize the SOA modeling patterns and anti-patterns for service discovery and analysisFocusing on the Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis Life Cycle Stage, this book will help you acquire a broad SOA Modeling knowledge base and leverage that to increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace.

The Economics of Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern

There is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from economic activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the Earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is needed in order to underpin an effective global response to this challenge. The Stern Review is an independent, rigourous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of this crucial issue. It has been conducted by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service, and a former Chief Economist of the World Bank. The Economics of Climate Change will be invaluable for all students of the economics and policy implications of climate change, and economists, scientists and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change.

The Dappled World

by Nancy Cartwright

In this book Nancy Cartwright argues against a vision of a uniform world completely ordered under a single elegant theory, and proposes instead a patchwork of laws of nature. Combining classic and newly written essays, The Dappled World offers important methodological lessons for both the natural and the social sciences, and will interest anyone who wants to understand how modern science works.

Music and social movements: Mobilizing traditions in the twentieth century

by Ron Eyerman Andrew Jamison

Building on their studies of sixties culture and theory of cognitive praxis, Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison examine the mobilization of cultural traditions and formulation of new collective identities through the music of activism. They combine a sophisticated theoretical argument with historical-empirical studies of nineteenth-century populists and twentieth-century labour and ethnic movements, focusing on the interrelations between music and social movements in the United States and the transfer of those experiences to Europe. Specific chapters examine folk and country music, black music, music of the 1960s movements, and music of the Swedish progressive movement. This highly readable book is among the first to link the political sociology of social movements to cultural theory.

Cranial Nerves: Functional Anatomy

by Stanley Monkhouse

Cranial nerves are involved in head and neck function, and processes such as eating, speech and facial expression. This clinically oriented survey of cranial nerve anatomy and function was written for students of medicine, dentistry and speech therapy, but will also be useful for postgraduate physicians and GPs, and specialists in head and neck healthcare (surgeons, dentists, speech therapists etc. ). After an introductory section surveying cranial nerve organisation and tricky basics such as ganglia, nuclei and brain stem pathways, the nerves are considered in functional groups: (1) for chewing and facial sensation; (2) for pharynx and larynx, swallowing and phonation; (3) autonomic components, taste and smell; (4) vision and eye movements; and (5) hearing and balance. In each chapter, the main anatomical features of each nerve are followed by clinical aspects and details of clinical testing. Simple line diagrams accompany the text. Detailed anatomy is not given.

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