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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds' greatest detective.When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr. Watson to attend the family's next seance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu--a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead. Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help--Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Seance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character.
This book describes the newest implementations ofintegrated photodiodes fabricated in nanometer standard CMOS technologies. Italso includes the required fundamentals, the state-of-the-art, and the designof high-performance laser drivers, transimpedance amplifiers, equalizers, andlimiting amplifiers fabricated in nanometer CMOS technologies. This book showsthe newest results for the performance of integrated optical receivers, laserdrivers, modulator drivers and optical sensors in nanometer standard CMOStechnologies. Nanometer CMOS technologies rapidly advanced, enablingthe implementation of integrated optical receivers for high data rates ofseveral Giga-bits per second and of high-pixel count optical imagers andsensors. In particular, low cost silicon CMOS optoelectronic integratedcircuits became very attractive because they can be extensively applied toshort-distance optical communications, such as local area network, chip-to-chipand board-to-board interconnects as well as to imaging and medical sensors.
This book offers a new framework that facilitates the development of more intelligent systems and methods for data analysis and international information sharing, such as the use of satellite imaging and geospatial data to predict changes in weather conditions and shifts in water levels, and to assess the extent of the forest cover remaining on Earth that is visible from space. It brings together the many aspects of science and technology, as well as formula and analytical approaches required for more informed decision-making. It also highlights the vital importance of understanding the technological, economic and social dimensions of environmental projects that have short-term results and long-term impacts. It is unique in that it clearly distinguishes between environmental project management (EnvPM) and green project management (GreenPM), and presents an amalgamation of environmental management and project management concepts, using geospatial methods to form an EnvPM concept. The book sets a benchmark for the professionalism with which environmental projects should be planned, executed, monitored, assessed and delivered. While primarily intended for professionals responsible for the management of environmental projects or interested in improving the overall efficiency of such projects, it is also a useful handbook for managers in the private, public and non-for-profit sectors. It is a valuable resource for students at both undergraduate and master's levels and an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to develop their skills in modern project management, environmental management and geospatial techniques. ``We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it. '' US President Obama's address to the United Nations on Climate Change and Global warming (2015) hison: This book provides an in-depth, well-researched and science-based approach to applying key project-management and spatial tools and practices in environmental projects. An important read for leaders considering projects that balance social-economic growth against minimising its ill-effects on Planet Earth. - Todd Hutchison, Global Chairman of Peopleistic group.
This undergraduate textbook is based on lectures given bythe author on the differential and integral calculus of functions of severalreal variables. The book has a modern approach and includes topics such as: *The p-norms on vector space and theirequivalence *The Weierstrass and Stone-Weierstrassapproximation theorems *The differential as a linear functional;Jacobians, Hessians, and Taylor's theorem in several variables *The Implicit Function Theorem for a system ofequations, proved via Banach's Fixed Point Theorem *Applications to Ordinary Differential Equations *Line integrals and an introduction to surfaceintegrals This book features numerous examples, detailed proofs, aswell as exercises at the end of sections. Many of the exercises have detailedsolutions, making the book suitable for self-study. Several Real Variables will be useful for undergraduatestudents in mathematics who have completed first courses in linear algebra andanalysis of one real variable.
This book instructs postgraduate trainees inophthalmology on the basic methodology required to perform intraocular surgery. The text is written clearly and concisely, investigating basic surgical skillsfor the eye to facilitate the training process. The subject material of eachchapter has been carefully chosen to explain separate conceptual areas insurgery to allow easy understanding and rapid attainment of knowledge. Theconcepts can be transferred from one surgical method to another, giving thereader the flexibility to adapt to new methods quickly. Intraocular Surgery - A Basic Surgical Guide provides variousinsights to allow the development of a thoughtful and considered approach tosurgery. It encourages the reader to more intelligently scrutinize whichsurgical methods to apply, and to utilize the most effective procedures inclinical practice. After reading thisbook, the reader will be well-equipped to perform the simple steps of surgery,improving the overall quality of surgery.
This book focuses on the fundamental principles and recent progress in the field of electrical and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposites. The physical and chemical natures determining the electrical and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposites are discussed in detail. The authors describe the range of traditional and emerging polymer nanocomposites from nanoparticle and polymer composites to novel nanostructure based polymer nanocomposites. They include novel properties and potential applications, such as high-k, low-k, high thermal conductivity, antistatic, high voltage insulation, electric stress control, and thermal energy conversion among others.
This text is intended for an honors calculus course or for an introduction to analysis. Involving rigorous analysis, computational dexterity, and a breadth of applications, it is ideal for undergraduate majors. This third edition includes corrections as well as some additional material. Some features of the text include: The text is completely self-contained and starts with the real number axioms; The integral is defined as the area under the graph, while the area is defined for every subset of the plane; There is a heavy emphasis on computational problems, from the high-school quadratic formula to the formula for the derivative of the zeta function at zero; There are applications from many parts of analysis, e. g. , convexity, the Cantor set, continued fractions, the AGM, the theta and zeta functions, transcendental numbers, the Bessel and gamma functions, and many more; Traditionally transcendentally presented material, such as infinite products, the Bernoulli series, and the zeta functional equation, is developed over the reals; and There are 385 problems with all the solutions at the back of the text.
This researchmonograph provides a synthesis of a number of statistical tests and measures,which, at first consideration, appear disjoint and unrelated. Numerouscomparisons of permutation and classical statistical methods are presented, andthe two methods are compared via probability values and, where appropriate,measures of effect size. Permutationstatistical methods, compared to classical statistical methods, do not rely ontheoretical distributions, avoid the usual assumptions of normality andhomogeneity of variance, and depend only on the data at hand. This text takes aunique approach to explaining statistics by integrating a large variety ofstatistical methods, and establishing the rigor of a topic that to many mayseem to be a nascent field in statistics. This topic is new in that it tookmodern computing power to make permutation methods available to people working inthe mainstream of research.
Thisunique work presents a detailed review of the processing and analysis of 3Dpoint clouds. A fully automated framework is introduced, incorporating each aspect of a typical end-to-endprocessing workflow, from raw 3D point cloud data to semantic objects in thescene. For each of these components, the book describes the theoreticalbackground, and compares the performance of the proposed approaches to that of current state-of-the-art techniques. Topics and features: reviews techniques for the acquisition of 3Dpoint cloud data and for point quality assessment; explains the fundamentalconcepts for extracting features from 2D imagery and 3D point cloud data; proposesan original approach to keypoint-based point cloud registration; discusses theenrichment of 3D point clouds by additional information acquired with a thermalcamera, and describes a new method for thermal 3D mapping; presents a novelframework for 3D scene analysis.
This book is aimed at the reader who wishes to gain a working knowledge of time series and forecasting methods as applied to economics, engineering and the natural and social sciences. It assumes knowledge only of basic calculus, matrix algebra and elementary statistics. This third edition contains detailed instructions for the use of the professional version of the Windows-based computer package ITSM2000, now available as a free download from the Springer Extras website. The logic and tools of time series model-building are developed in detail. Numerous exercises are included and the software can be used to analyze and forecast data sets of the user''s own choosing. The book can also be used in conjunction with other time series packages such as those included in R. The programs in ITSM2000 however are menu-driven and can be used with minimal investment of time in the computational details. The core of the book covers stationary processes, ARMA and ARIMA processes, multivariate time series and state-space models, with an optional chapter on spectral analysis. Many additional special topics are also covered. New to this edition: A chapter devoted to Financial Time Series Introductions to Brownian motion, Lévy processes and Itô calculus An expanded section on continuous-time ARMA processes Peter J. Brockwell and Richard A. Davis are Fellows of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and elected members of the International Statistics Institute. Richard A. Davis is the current President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and, with W. T. M. Dunsmuir, winner of the Koopmans Prize. Professors Brockwell and Davis are coauthors of the widely used advanced text, Time Series: Theory and Methods, Second Edition (Springer-Verlag, 1991). From reviews of the first edition: This book, like a good science fiction novel, is hard to put down. . . . Fascinating examples hold one''s attention and are taken from an astonishing variety of topics and fields. . . . Given that time series forecasting is really a simple idea, it is amazing how much beautiful mathematics this book encompasses. Each chapter is richly filled with examples that serve to illustrate and reinforce the basic concepts. The exercises at the end of each chapter are well designed and make good use of numerical problems. Combined with the ITSM package, this book is ideal as a textbook for the self-study student or the introductory course student. Overall then, as a text for a university-level course or as a learning aid for an industrial forecaster, I highly recommend the book. --SIAM Review In addition to including ITSM, the book details all of the algorithms used in the package --a quality which sets this text apart from all others at this level. This is an excellent idea for at least two reasons. It gives the practitioner the opportunity to use ITSM more intelligently by providing an extra source of intuition for understanding estimation and forecasting, and it allows the more adventurous practitioners to code their own algorithms for their individual purposes. . . . Overall I find Introduction to Time Series and Forecasting to be a very useful and enlightening introduction to time series. --Journal of the American Statistical Association The emphasis is on hands-on experience and the friendly software that accompanies the book serves the purpose admirably. . . . The authors should be congratulated for making the subject accessible and fun to learn. The book is a pleasure to read and highly recommended. I regard it as the best introductory text in town. --Short Book Reviews, International Statistical Review
Thisvolume grew out of two Simons Symposia on "Nonarchimedean and tropicalgeometry" which took place on the island of St. John in April 2013 and inPuerto Rico in February 2015. Each meeting gathered a small group of expertsworking near the interface between tropical geometry and nonarchimedeananalytic spaces for a series of inspiring and provocative lectures on cuttingedge research, interspersed with lively discussions and collaborative work insmall groups. The articles collected here, which include high-level surveys aswell as original research, mirror the main themes of the two Symposia. Topicscovered in this volume include: Differential forms and currents, andsolutions of Monge-Ampere type differential equations on Berkovich spaces andtheir skeletons; The homotopy types of nonarchimedean analytifications; The existence of "faithful tropicalizations" which encode the topology andgeometry of analytifications; Relations between nonarchimedean analyticspaces and algebraic geometry, including logarithmic schemes, birationalgeometry, and the geometry of algebraic curves; Extended notions oftropical varieties which relate to Huber's theory of adic spaces analogously tothe way that usual tropical varieties relate to Berkovich spaces; and Relationsbetween nonarchimedean geometry and combinatorics, including deep andfascinating connections between matroid theory, tropical geometry, and Hodgetheory.
This book presents the Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics, held in Palermo, Italy, from 18 to 23 May 2015. Non-Hermitian operators, and non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in particular, have recently received considerable attention from both the mathematics and physics communities. There has been a growing interest in non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in quantum physics since the discovery that PT-symmetric Hamiltonians can have a real spectrum and thus a physical relevance. The main subjects considered in this book include: PT-symmetry in quantum physics, PT-optics, Spectral singularities and spectral techniques, Indefinite-metric theories, Open quantum systems, Krein space methods, and Biorthogonal systems and applications. The book also provides a summary of recent advances in pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonians and PT-symmetric Hamiltonians, as well as their applications in quantum physics and in the theory of open quantum systems.
This monograph presentsapproaches to characterize inelastic behavior of materials and structures athigh temperature. Starting from experimental observations, it discusses basicfeatures of inelastic phenomena including creep, plasticity, relaxation, lowcycle and thermal fatigue. The authors formulate constitutive equations to describe the inelastic responsefor the given states of stress and microstructure. They introduce evolutionequations to capture hardening, recovery, softening, ageing and damage processes. Principles of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics are presented to provide aframework for the modeling materials behavior with the aim of structuralanalysis of high-temperature engineering components.
This volume is devoted to an actual topic which is the focus world-wide of various research groups. It contains contributions describing the material behavior on different scales, new existence and uniqueness theorems, the formulation of constitutive equations for advanced materials. The main emphasis of the contributions is directed on the following items - Modelling and simulation of natural and artificial materials with significant microstructure, - Generalized continua as a result of multi-scale models, - Multi-field actions on materials resulting in generalized material models, - Theories including higher gradients, and - Comparison with discrete modelling approaches
The main focus of this book is on different topics in probability theory, partial differential equations and kinetic theory, presenting some of the latest developments in these fields. It addresses mathematical problems concerning applications in physics, engineering, chemistry and biology that were presented at the Third International Conference on Particle Systems and Partial Differential Equations, held at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal in December 2014. The purpose of the conference was to bring together prominent researchers working in the fields of particle systems and partial differential equations, providing a venue for them to present their latest findings and discuss their areas of expertise. Further, it was intended to introduce a vast and varied public, including young researchers, to the subject of interacting particle systems, its underlying motivation, and its relation to partial differential equations. This book will appeal to probabilists, analysts and those mathematicians whose work involves topics in mathematical physics, stochastic processes and differential equations in general, as well as those physicists whose work centers on statistical mechanics and kinetic theory.
David Myers' new partnership with coauthor C. Nathan DeWall matches two dedicated educators and scholars, each passionate about teaching psychological science through writing and interactive media. With this new edition of the #1 bestselling Psychology, Myers and DeWall take full advantage of what an integrated text/media learning combination can do. New features move students from reading the chapter to actively learning online: How Would You Know puts students in the role of scientific researcher and includes tutorials on key research design principles; Assess Your Strengths self-tests help students learn a little more about themselves, and include tips about nurturing key strengths. These and other innovations rest on the same foundations that have always distinguished a new David Myers edition--exhaustive updating (hundreds of new citations), captivating writing, and the merging of rigorous science with a broad human perspective that engages both the mind and heart. This edition of Psychology is accompanied by its own dedicated version of Worth Publishers' breakthrough online course space, featuring a fully integrated e-Book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, a rich collection of student media resources, and easy setup, assessment, and course management options for instructors. What's in the LaunchPad
In this version of Psychology, Eleventh Edition, David Myers and Nathan DeWall break down the new edition's 16 chapters into 55 modules, assignable in any sequence and brief enough to be read in one sitting. It's a format favored by a wide range of students and instructors, one that's supported by substantial research showing that shorter reading assignments are more easily absorbed than longer ones.The new edition of Modules includes the same new features and content of Psychology, Eleventh Edition, and like that text, is more than ever a fully integrated text/media learning package. New features (How Would You Know; Assess Your Strengths) move students from reading the chapter to actively learning online. Those features and more are included in the book's dedicated version of Worth Publishers' breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad, which brings together a fully integrated e-Book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, a rich collection of student media resources, and easy setup, assessment, and course management options for instructors. What's in the LaunchPad
Marinelli and Dell Orto continue the premise of their earlier editions of this widely adopted text and present a realistic perspective on disability. Carefully selected articles and personal narratives capture the unique aspects of the psychological and social effects of disability. Formatted to include thought-provoking study questions and disability awareness exercises, this text is recommended for students in rehabilitation counseling and physical therapy education programs, as well as professionals in rehabilitation, psychology, and social work.
Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters. This anthology draws on traditional Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan sources as well as teachings by contemporary Buddhist masters. Among the contributors, both classical and modern, are: Ajahn Chah, Pema Chödrön, The Second Dalai Lama, Dogen, S. N. Goenka, Dainin Katagiri, Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, Milerepa, Padmasambhava, Reginald Ray, Shunryu Suzuki, Nyanaponika Thera, Thich Nhat Hanh, Chögyam Trungpa, and Burton Watson.
This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. Written by leading scholars inthe field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, andPersia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the tenth millennium BC 'agricultural revolution', until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.
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In the 1990s a quiet revolution began. Contemporary art, for decades an enterprise dominated by a relatively small number of individuals - artists, dealers, collectors, curators and critics based in three or four cities - gradually became global. Biennials sprang up in every corner of the world just as cheap airfares began to shrink the distances between them. Emerging technologies opened up new lines of communication, and international publishers launched contemporary art lists. Meanwhile art fairs grew and multiplied, creating a movable feast with regular stops on every continent. Today the art world is more of a world in every sense, with a larger population, a wider territory and a greater number of nationalities. Its prevailing conversation, however, has yet to catch up. This conversation, still shaped by the belief that artistic progress stems from the avant-garde - a cohesive group with a common lineage, all grappling with a shared set of artistic issues - risks overlooking the real breakthroughs taking place all around us. Art Cities of the Future uncovers twelve distinct avant-gardes that have emerged around the world in recent decades. Twelve curators each select eight artists to represent the avant-garde of a specific city. These artists may be senior figures or newer faces, artists working in familiar mediums or inventing their own, but they all share two qualities- a commitment to experimental art and a dedication to their local milieu. These twelve cities are art's next capitals, and from this batch of 96 artists will emerge tomorrow's stars - the future heroes of art history and the market's next blue-chip investments.
This volume is a unique combination of papers that cover critical topics in biostatistics from academic, government, and industry perspectives. The 6 sections cover Bayesian methods in biomedical research; Diagnostic medicine and classification; Innovative Clinical Trials Design; Modelling and Data Analysis; Personalized Medicine; and Statistical Genomics. The real world applications are in clinical trials, diagnostic medicine and genetics. The peer-reviewed contributions were solicited and selected from some 400 presentations at the annual meeting of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), held with the International Society for Biopharmaceutical Statistics (ISBS). The conference was held in Bethesda in June 2013, and the material has been subsequently edited and expanded to cover the most recent developments.
This self-contained text introduces readers tothe field of high-energy atomic physics - a new regime of photon-atominteractions in which the photon energies significantly exceed the atomic ormolecular binding energies, and which opened up with the recent advent of newsynchrotron sources. From a theoretical point of view, a small-parametercharacteristic of the bound system emerged, making it possible to performanalytic perturbative calculations that can in turn serve as benchmarks formore powerful numerical computations. The first part of the book introduces readersto the foundations of this new regime and its theoretical treatment. Inparticular, the validity of the small-parameter perturbation expansion and ofthe lowest-order approximation is critically reviewed. The following chaptersthen apply these insights to various atomic processes, such as photoionizationas a many-body problem, dominant mechanisms for the production of ions athigher energies, Compton scattering and ionization accompanied by creation ofe-e+ pairs, and the photoionization of endohedral atoms (e. g. fullerene). Lastbut not least, the computationally challenging transitions in the electronshell during certain types of nuclear decays are investigated in detail.
This book presents results on theconvergence behavior of algorithms which are known as vital tools for solvingconvex feasibility problems and common fixed point problems. The main goal forus in dealing with a known computational error is to find what approximatesolution can be obtained and how many iterates one needs to find it. Accordingto know results, these algorithms should converge to a solution. In thisexposition, these algorithms are studied, taking into account computationalerrors which remain consistent in practice. In this case the convergence to asolution does not take place. We show that our algorithms generate a goodapproximate solution if computational errors are bounded from above by a smallpositive constant. Beginning with an introduction, this monograph moves onto study: · dynamicstring-averaging methods for common fixed point problems in a Hilbert space · dynamicstring methods for common fixed point problems in a metric space · dynamicstring-averaging version of the proximal algorithm · common fixedpoint problems in metric spaces · common fixedpoint problems in the spaces with distances of the Bregman type · a proximalalgorithm for finding a common zero of a family of maximal monotone operators · subgradientprojections algorithms for convex feasibility problems in Hilbert spaces
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