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This series is designed to meet the needs of students and lecturers of the National Certificate Vocational. Features for the student include: Easy-to-understand language; Real-life examples; A key word feature for important subject terms; A dictionary feature for difficult words; A reflect-on-how-you-learn feature to explore personal learning styles; Workplace-oriented activities; and Chapter summaries that are useful for exam revision.
The fifth edition of "Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists" provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.
This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an
engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a
self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to
learn and apply MATLAB.
Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured as learning and teaching aids. * Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable* Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems* Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox* Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book* New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations* Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter* New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses
Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy
two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified
treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary
world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking
not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of
introductory coursework in engineering in general.
Now inits 7th edition, "Mathematical Methods for Physicists"
continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring
scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and
beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical
relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and
related fields. While retaining thekey features of the 6th edition,
the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation,
theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to
incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus
will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and
well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more
refined and focused content in important topics, improved
organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and
intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions,
improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of
New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"
"Digital Signal Processing, Second Edition "enables electrical engineers and technicians in the fields of biomedical, computer, and electronics engineering to master the essential fundamentals of DSP principles and practice. Many instructive worked examples are used to illustrate the material, and the use of mathematics is minimized for easier grasp of concepts. As such, this title is also useful to undergraduates in electrical engineering, and as a reference for science students and practicing engineers.
The book goes beyond DSP theory, to show implementation of algorithms in hardware and software. Additional topics covered include adaptive filtering with noise reduction and echo cancellations, speech compression, signal sampling, digital filter realizations, filter design, multimedia applications, over-sampling, etc. More advanced topics are also covered, such as adaptive filters, speech compression such as PCM, u-law, ADPCM, and multi-rate DSP and over-sampling ADC.
New to this edition: MATLAB projects dealing with practical
applications added throughout the bookNew chapter (chapter 13)
covering sub-band coding and wavelet transforms, methods that have
become popular in the DSP fieldNew applications included in many
chapters, including applications of DFT to seismic signals,
electrocardiography data, and vibration signalsAll real-time C
programs revised for the TMS320C6713 DSK
Hirsch, Devaney, and Smale s classic "Differential Equations,
Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos" has been used by
professors as the primary text for undergraduate and graduate level
courses covering differential equations. It provides a theoretical
approach to dynamical systems and chaos written for a diverse
student population among the fields of mathematics, science, and
engineering. Prominent experts provide everything students need to
know about dynamical systems as students seek to develop sufficient
mathematical skills to analyze the types of differential equations
that arise in their area of study. The authors provide rigorous
exercises and examples clearly and easily by slowly introducing
linear systems of differential equations. Calculus is required as
specialized advanced topics not usually found in elementary
differential equations courses are included, such as exploring the
world of discrete dynamical systems and describing chaotic
Encompassing over fifty years of research, Professor Gotoh
addresses the correlation function of spatial structures and the
statistical geometry of random particle assemblies. In this book
morphological study is formed into random particle assemblies to
which various mathematics are applied such as correlation function,
radial distribution function and statistical geometry. This leads
to the general comparison between the thermodynamic state such as
gases and liquids and the random particle assemblies. Although
structures of molecular configurations change at every moment due
to thermal vibration, liquids can be regarded as random packing of
particles. Similarly, gaseous states correspond to particle
dispersion. If physical and chemical properties are taken away from
the subject, the remainder is the structure itself. Hence, the
structural study is ubiquitous and of fundamental importance. This
book will prove useful to chemical engineers working on powder
technology as well as mathematicians interested in learning more
about the subject.
Widely adopted around the world, "Engineering Materials 1" is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials.
"Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition" is perfect as a
stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials
or a first text with its companion "Engineering Materials 2: An
Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, " in a two-semester
course or sequence.
New and Key Features Include:
Many new design case studies and design-based examplesRevised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosionAdditional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challengeCompendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factorsMany new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clipsAccompanying companion site with access to instructors resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book"
What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics-and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession-consider becoming an actuary.
Szabo s "Actuaries Survival Guide, Second Edition" explains what
actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes
exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in
the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been
updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet,
the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the
global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the
Process Planning covers the selection of processes, equipment,
tooling and the sequencing of operations required to transform a
chosen raw material into a finished product. Initial chapters
review materials and processes for manufacturing and are followed
by chapters detailing the core activities involved in process
planning, from drawing interpretation to preparing the final
process plan. The concept of maximising or 'adding value' runs
throughout the book and is supported with activities.
Chapter 1 presents theorems on differentiable functions often used
in differential topology, such as the implicit function theorem,
Sard's theorem and Whitney's approximation theorem.
The second edition of "A Course in Real Analysis" provides a
solid foundation of real analysis concepts and principles,
presenting a broad range of topics in a clear and concise manner.
The book is excellent at balancing theory and applications with a
wealth of examples and exercises. The authors take a progressive
approach of skill building to help students learn to absorb the
abstract. Real world applications, probability theory, harmonic
analysis, and dynamical systems theory are included, offering
considerable flexibility in the choice of material to cover in the
classroom. The accessible exposition not only helps students master
real analysis, but also makes the book useful as a reference.
This book considers classical and current theory and practice, of supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised pattern recognition, to build a complete background for professionals and students of engineering. The authors, leading experts in the field of pattern recognition, have provided an up-to-date, self-contained volume encapsulating this wide spectrum of information. The very latest methods are incorporated in this edition: semi-supervised learning, combining clustering algorithms, and relevance feedback.
. Thoroughly developed to include many more worked examples to give greater understanding of the various methods and techniques
. Many more diagrams included--now in two color--to provide greater insight through visual presentation
. Matlab code of the most common methods are given at the end of each chapter.
. More Matlab code is available, together with an accompanying manual, via this site
. Latest hot topics included to further the reference value of the text including non-linear dimensionality reduction techniques, relevance feedback, semi-supervised learning, spectral clustering, combining clustering algorithms.
. An accompanying book with Matlab code of the most common
methods and algorithms in the book, together with a descriptive
summary, and solved examples including real-life data sets in
imaging, and audio recognition. The companion book will be
available separately or at a special packaged price (ISBN:
The second edition of this text has sold over 6,000 copies since
publication in 1986 and this revision will make it even more
useful. This is the only book available that is approachable by
"beginners" in this subject. It has become an essential
introduction to the subject for mathematics students, engineers,
physicists, and economists who need to learn how to apply these
vital methods. It is also the only book that thoroughly reviews
certain areas of advanced calculus that are necessary to understand
This book is a landmark title in the continuous move from integer
to non-integer in mathematics: from integer numbers to real
numbers, from factorials to the gamma function, from integer-order
models to models of an arbitrary order. For historical reasons, the
word 'fractional' is used instead of the word 'arbitrary'.
Sobolev Spaces presents an introduction to the theory of Sobolev
Spaces and other related spaces of function, also to the imbedding
characteristics of these spaces. This theory is widely used in pure
and Applied Mathematics and in the Physical Sciences.
This English version of the path-breaking French book on this
subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary
approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics
developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly
written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what
noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used
in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary
particles and fields.
Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Volume 102: Set Theory: An Introduction to Independence Proofs offers an introduction to relative consistency proofs in axiomatic set theory, including combinatorics, sets, trees, and forcing. The book first tackles the foundations of set theory and infinitary combinatorics. Discussions focus on the Suslin problem, Martin's axiom, almost disjoint and quasi-disjoint sets, trees, extensionality and comprehension, relations, functions, and well-ordering, ordinals, cardinals, and real numbers. The manuscript then ponders on well-founded sets and easy consistency proofs, including relativization, absoluteness, reflection theorems, properties of well-founded sets, and induction and recursion on well-founded relations. The publication examines constructible sets, forcing, and iterated forcing. Topics include Easton forcing, general iterated forcing, Cohen model, forcing with partial functions of larger cardinality, forcing with finite partial functions, and general extensions. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for mathematicians and researchers interested in set theory.
The Curry-Howard isomorphism states an amazing correspondence
between systems of formal logic as encountered in proof theory and
computational calculi as found in type theory. For instance,
Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, first published in
1980, has become the classic introduction to the field. This new
Annals edition continues to convey the message that intersection
graph models are a necessary and important tool for solving
real-world problems. It remains a stepping stone from which the
reader may embark on one of many fascinating research trails.
An Introduction to Non-Harmonic Fourier Series, Revised Edition is
an update of a widely known and highly respected classic textbook.
Optimal control theory has numerous applications in both science and engineering.
This book presents basic concepts and principles of mathematical programming in terms of set-valued analysis and develops a comprehensive optimality theory of problems described by ordinary and partial differential inclusions.
In addition to including well recognized results of variational
analysis and optimization, the book includes a number of new and
This book is an exposition of "semi-Riemannian geometry" (also called "pseudo-Riemannian geometry")--the study of a smooth manifold furnished with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The principal special cases are Riemannian geometry, where the metric is positive definite, and Lorentz geometry. For many years these two geometries have developed almost independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free fashion and directed toward global problems, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation devoted to general relativity. More recently, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning increasingly toward invariant methods, have produced results of compelling mathematical interest.
The new edition of "Mathematical Modeling," the survey text of choice for mathematical modeling courses, adds ample instructor support and online delivery for solutions manuals and software ancillaries.
From genetic engineering to hurricane prediction, mathematical
models guide much of the decision making in our society. If the
assumptions and methods underlying the modeling are flawed, the
outcome can be disastrously poor. With mathematical modeling
growing rapidly in so many scientific and technical disciplines,
"Mathematical Modeling, Fourth Edition" provides a rigorous
treatment of the subject. The book explores a range of approaches
including optimization models, dynamic models and probability
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