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The third edition of Fundamentals of Anaesthesia is the gold standard text for the Primary FRCA, encapsulating the basic principles of modern anaesthesia in one easily accessible volume. Written and edited by a team of expert contributors with extensive FRCA examination experience, Fundamentals of Anaesthesia, Third Edition deliberately blends the expertise of invited authors in an unrivalled consistency of style more akin to that of a single author text. Deliberate use of authors with a more general anaesthesia background ties in well with the education of anaesthetists in their early years. The third edition is fully updated, with a number of completely new chapters. Presentation of information is clear and concise, with extensive use of tables, colour illustrations, summary boxes of key information and bullet lists. This Highly Commended award winning textbook is a unique revision aid for the Primary FRCA and an essential companion for all exam candidates.
This text is the central component of an integrated learning system that includes the Atlas, Applications Manual, Interactive CD and Website. Designed to work together, all components of the package are linked by cross-references. Students are given clear directions to resources in other components.
Brought to you by CDX Automotive, the world's leading provider of interactive automotive training programs, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice serves as the centerpiece of an integrated teaching and learning system designed to fully support students and make life easy for instructors. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice covers crucial material for career and technical education, secondary/post-secondary, and community college students and provides both rationales and step-by-step instructions for virtually every non-diagnosis NATEF task. Each section provides a comprehensive overview of a key topic area, with real-life problem scenarios that encourage students to develop connections between different skill and knowledge components. Customer service, safety, and math, science, and literary principles are demonstrated throughout the text to build student skill levels. Chapters are linked via cross-reference tools that support skill retention, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Students are regularly reminded that people skills are as important as technical skills in customer service fields. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice is filled with tools and pedagogical features designed to maximize student absorption of course materials and reinforce classroom learning. These tools include:* NATEF Tasks, Knowledge Objectives, and Skills Objectives* Case studies that provide an overview of each chapter while stimulating student discussion and building interest in key topics* New pictures and illustrations designed specifically for this text* Skill Drills with written step-by-step instructions and visual summaries of important skills and procedures* Coverage of NATEF Applied Academic skills for math, science, and communication * Tables and figures that present essential data in a format suited to visual learners* Technician Tips that offer advice and on-the-job tricks of the trade* Caring for the Customer sections that highlight essential customer-service skills* Highlighted key terms to maximize retention* Review of key concepts at the end of every chapter to reinforce major concepts * ASE-type questions to prepare students for certification testing.
Biomechanics applies the principles and rigor of engineering to the mechanical properties of living systems. This book integrates the classic fields of mechanics--statics, dynamics, and strength of materials--using examples from biology and medicine. Fundamentals of Biomechanics is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful first edition, the book features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine.
Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition, offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of all pertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teach a shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a more straightforward approach. Attentive To The fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concise paperback provides: a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of business organizations in a direct and concise format a discussion of each form of business organization, including the nature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity, operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and tax consequences more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other texts useful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics and sample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughout the book Internet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internet sites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreements Key Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tips in each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, lists of relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals, and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology Case Illustrations -- brief summaries of cases that illustrate one of the concepts or topics addressed in the chapter Discussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussion and ensure that students Understand The material a complete ancillary package, including an instructor's manual with a test bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor's Manual will also provide additional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text New to Third Edition: each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions, and Case Illustrations Chapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Chapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as the move toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than plurality vote, The move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors, new SEC rules and regulations, And The availability of proxy materials on the Internet coverage of the 2008 financial crisis Clear and To The point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of business organizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essential topics.
A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly. You'll become a sharp-eyed critic, constantly spurring yourself to do better. Best of all, you'll learn by doing--by building and evaluating your own business letter. You'll discover how to avoid writer's block by making writing a process with a beginning, middle, and end. You will learn how to: * Sharpen your competitive edge through good, clear writing * Make sure your written words say exactly what you mean * Identify words and phrases that get in the way of clear, concise communication * Quickly analyze, organize, write, and revise any document * Use expressive words; keep sentences and paragraphs short; keep thoughts simple * Use techniques that involve the reader and create the feeling of personal communication * Format documents so they're inviting to look at and easy to read
Following the success of Fundamentals of Program Design and Data Structures by Lambert and Naps, C++ Advanced Course is essential for a second course in Computer Science. Completely updated, this text provides in-depth coverage to help students prepare for the AP exam, Exam AB. A full introduction to the essential features of C++ is provided and programming techniques are emphasized in the context of interesting and realistic case problems. This text is compatible with C++ compilers from Microsoft, Borland, and Metrowerks.
Following the success of Fundamentals of C++ by Lambert and Nance, C++ Introductory course is essential for a first course in Computer Science. Completely updated, this text provides in-depth coverage to help students prepare for the AP exam, Exam A. A full introduction to the essential features of C++ is provided and programming techniques are emphasized in the context of interesting and realistic case problems. This text is compatible with C++ compilers from Microsoft, Borland, and Metrowerks.
This is the fourth edition of a very successful textbook on clinical trials methodology, written by three recognized experts who have long and extensive experience in all areas of clinical trials. Most chapters have been revised considerably from the third edition. A chapter on ethics has been added and topics such as noninferiority and adaptive designs now receive considerable discussion. There is much new material on adverse events, adherence, data monitoring, and issues in analysis. This book is intended for the clinical researcher who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous examples of published clinical trials from a variety of medical disciplines to illustrate the fundamentals. The text is organized sequentially from defining the question to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each of the critical areas to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areas include pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organizational structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing the intervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan, and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives. Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would still find most if not all the chapters understandable and helpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this text useful. This book has been successfully used for teaching courses in clinical trial methodology.
Fundamentals of Combustion Processes is designed as a textbook for an upper-division undergraduate and graduate level combustion course in mechanical engineering. The authors focus on the fundamental theory of combustion and provide a simplified discussion of basic combustion parameters and processes such as thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, ignition, diffusion and pre-mixed flames. The text includes exploration of applications, example exercises, suggested homework problems and videos of laboratory demonstrations
In general, image processing texts are intended for students of engineering and computer science, and there is little written at all on the specific requirements of medical image processing. Students of medical radiation science (Diagnostic radiography, Nuclear medicine, Radiation therapy) usually have minimal mathematical and computer science training and find the available texts incomprehensible. A text that explains the principles of image processing in minimally-mathematical language is needed for these students. Contrary to the claims of some textbook authors, the vast majority of technologists that process images do not need to understand the mathematics involved, but would nevertheless benefit from a thorough understanding of the general process.
This textbook provides an engaging and motivational introduction to traditional topics in discrete mathematics, in a manner specifically designed to appeal to computer science students. The text empowers students to think critically, to be effective problem solvers, to integrate theory and practice, and to recognize the importance of abstraction. Clearly structured and interactive in nature, the book presents detailed walkthroughs of several algorithms, stimulating a conversation with the reader through informal commentary and provocative questions. Features: no university-level background in mathematics required; ideally structured for classroom-use and self-study, with modular chapters following ACM curriculum recommendations; describes mathematical processes in an algorithmic manner; contains examples and exercises throughout the text, and highlights the most important concepts in each section; selects examples that demonstrate a practical use for the concept in question.
The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes.
This book is intended for use in an introductory finance course and provides clear concepts and contemporary theory of finance.
A definitive guide to game theory and design by an industry insider. Comprehensive overview of video game design as it is done in industry. Chapters devoted to each of the major game genres. Exercises of real practical value to help hone your skills. Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition teaches the essential theory needed to design entertaining and enjoyable video games. It addresses such key issues as concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. The book is aimed at both students in beginning game design courses and anyone that wants to get up-to-speed on the latest game design theory and practice.
Hougen (College and Career Readiness Initiative: English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative, U. of Texas-Austin) and Smartt (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Vanderbilt U. ) compile 17 chapters by education scholars and researchers from the US who introduce pre-service teachers and parents to teaching fundamental literacy skills in students in pre-K through sixth grade. Chapters are organized by the main components of reading instruction and the typical development of skills, from phonological awareness to fluency to writing, and include recommended assessment practices, in addition to chapters on literacy in the disciplines and current laws, policies, initiatives, and response to intervention. They end with chapters on putting it all together and tips for becoming an effective teacher. They refer to the most recent standards, including Common Core State Standards, the International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals, and The International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This book interprets six topics in a biblical perspective: conflict, character, theme, structure, point of view and moral tone.
Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern prealgebra course, as well as topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who have had a previous course in prealgebra, wish to meet the prerequisite of a higher level course such as elementary algebra, and need to review fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques.
Fundamentals of Medical Imaging, Second Edition, provides an invaluable technical introduction to each imaging modality, explaining the mathematical and physical principles of medical imaging and image processing and giving the reader a clear understanding of how they are obtained and interpreted.
This book covers the statistical models and methods that are used to understand human genetics, following the historical and recent developments of human genetics. Starting with Mendel's first experiments to genome-wide association studies, the book describes how genetic information can be incorporated into statistical models to discover disease genes. All commonly used approaches in statistical genetics (e.g. aggregation analysis, segregation, linkage analysis, etc), are used, but the focus of the book is modern approaches to association analysis. Numerous examples illustrate key points throughout the text, both of Mendelian and complex genetic disorders. The intended audience is statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and quantitatively- oriented geneticists and health scientists wanting to learn about statistical methods for genetic analysis, whether to better analyze genetic data, or to pursue research in methodology. A background in intermediate level statistical methods is required. The authors include few mathematical derivations, and the exercises provide problems for students with a broad range of skill levels. No background in genetics is assumed.
Numerical models have become essential tools in environmental science, particularly in weather forecasting and climate prediction. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques used in these fields, with emphasis on the design of the most recent numerical models of the atmosphere. It presents a short history of numerical weather prediction and its evolution, before describing the various model equations and how to solve them numerically. It outlines the main elements of a meteorological forecast suite, and the theory is illustrated throughout with practical examples of operational models and parameterizations of physical processes. This book is founded on the author's many years of experience, as a scientist at Météo-France and teaching university-level courses. It is a practical and accessible textbook for graduate courses and a handy resource for researchers and professionals in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climatology, as well as the related disciplines of fluid dynamics, hydrology and oceanography.
A very useful book in preparing physics students for careers in science and engineering and future endeavors by contributing to the enhancement of physics education. The fifth edition contains chapter features, viz., Puzzlers, Sample Problems, Problem Solving Tactics, Illustrations, Review & Summary, Questions, and Exercises & Problems.
This easy-to-understand book offers a solid understanding of fundamental physics concepts, and helps readers apply this conceptual understanding to quantitative problem solving. It offers a unique combination of authoritative content and stimulating applications.
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