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Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order - Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of... Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order - Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals (Hardcover)
Shin-yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu, Ching-Fu Lin
R3,160 Discovery Miles 31 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Against the backdrop of the recent trend towards megaregional trade initiatives, this book addresses the most topical issues that lie at the intersection of law and technology. By assessing international law and political economy, the contributing authors offer an enhanced understanding of the challenges of diverging regulatory approaches to innovation. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this book presents a collaborative effort to map out the new dynamics shaped by scientific and technological advances and corresponding regulatory approaches. Starting with the trend of regulatory cooperation, the book focuses on prominent fields in international trade, information technology, energy, and public health. The final section reflects upon the position of intellectual property rights, a key concern in cross-border trade. This work is the first of its kind to give a timely review and assessment of the most critical challenges facing policymakers and academics in the newest wave of transformation in global trade governance. The book will appeal to academics who are researching in international economic law, technology law and policy, and political science. Practitioners and policymakers who are active in the field of international trade will also find great value in this work.

Seismic Risk Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants (Hardcover): Wei-Chau Xie, Shun-Hao Ni, Wei Liu, Wei Jiang Seismic Risk Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants (Hardcover)
Wei-Chau Xie, Shun-Hao Ni, Wei Liu, Wei Jiang
R3,548 R3,265 Discovery Miles 32 650 Save R283 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Seismic Risk Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants addresses the needs of graduate students in engineering, practicing engineers in industry, and regulators in government agencies, presenting the entire process of seismic risk analysis in a clear, logical, and concise manner. It offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to seismic risk analysis of critical engineering structures focusing on nuclear power plants, with a balance between theory and applications, and includes the latest advances in research. It is suitable as a graduate-level textbook, for self-study, or as a reference book. Various aspects of seismic risk analysis - from seismic hazard, demand, and fragility analyses to seismic risk quantification, are discussed, with detailed step-by-step analysis of specific engineering examples. It presents a wide range of topics essential for understanding and performing seismic risk analysis, including engineering seismology, probability theory and random processes, digital signal processing, structural dynamics, random vibration, and engineering risk and reliability.

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 (Hardcover): Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl, Wei Liu The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 (Hardcover)
Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl, Wei Liu
R2,753 Discovery Miles 27 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies, regional economics and many other fields. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. Included is a full discussion on the structure, trends and determinants of global urban development, prosperity and competitiveness, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities. Chapters written by eminent scholars and researchers from organizations such as the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, World Bank and OECD analyze key problems in sustainable urban competitiveness. The research shows how global cities can improve their competitiveness and the analysis reveals that global urban competitiveness has increased overall, the highlight being emerging economy cities. The comprehensive and concise index system and valuation method, and stable and reliable data, provide an accurate reflection on many aspects of a city and its competitiveness. Scholars and researchers in the areas of urban economics, planning, geography and regional economics will find the information invaluable, as will local authorities, decision-makers and economic planners in cities throughout the world.

Transradial Approach for Percutaneous Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Yujie Zhou, Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Shigeru Saito,... Transradial Approach for Percutaneous Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Yujie Zhou, Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Shigeru Saito, Wei Liu
R3,781 R2,940 Discovery Miles 29 400 Save R841 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book outlines the state of the art in transradial intervention and illustrates case-based learning for the transradial access (TR access) technique, especially in complex lesions. Offering a practical guide, it includes essential tips and tricks on how to overcome anatomical complexities, how to avoid radial complications, multiple case-based learning for very complex PCI, etc. It also discusses the advantages of the TR intervention, such as reduced vascular access site complications and immediate patient mobilization. The authors, who work at respected transradial centers, share their extensive experience with TR intervention, providing a comprehensive review of current percutaneous interventions for cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic surgical residents. Editor Yujie Zhou is a Professor at the department of Cardiology, Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China. Editor Wei Liu is a physician at the same department. Editor Ferdinand Kiemeneij is an interventional cardiologist at Department of Cardiology, Tergooi Hospital, Blaricum, the Netherlands. Editor Shigeru Saito, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC, is the director of cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan.

Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets - Fundamentals, Diagnostics, and Medical Applications (Hardcover): XinPei Lu,... Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets - Fundamentals, Diagnostics, and Medical Applications (Hardcover)
XinPei Lu, Stephan Reuter, Mounir Laroussi, Da-Wei Liu
R4,076 Discovery Miles 40 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nonequilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jets (N-APPJs) generate plasma in open space rather than in a confined chamber and can be utilized for applications in medicine. This book provides a complete introduction to this fast-emerging field, from the fundamental physics, to experimental approaches, to plasma and reactive species diagnostics. It provides an overview of the development of a wide range of plasma jet devices and their fundamental mechanisms. The book concludes with a discussion of the exciting application of plasmas for cancer treatment. The book provides details on experimental methods including expert tips and caveats. covers novel devices driven by various power sources and the impact of operating conditions on concentrations and fluxes of the reactive species. discusses the latest advances including theory, modeling, and simulation approaches. gives an introduction, overview and details on state of the art diagnostics of small scale high gradient atmospheric pressure plasmas. covers the use of N-APPJs for cancer applications, including discussion of destruction of cancer cells, mechanisms of action, and selectivity studies. XinPei Lu is a Chair Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Stephan Reuter is currently Visiting Professor at Universite Paris-Saclay. In a recent Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at Princeton University, he performed ultrafast laser spectroscopy on cold plasmas. Mounir Laroussi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Plasma Engineering and Medicine Institute at Old Dominion University. He is a Fellow of IEEE and recipient of an IEEE Merit Award. DaWei Liu is Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Transradial Approach for Percutaneous Interventions (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017): Yujie Zhou,... Transradial Approach for Percutaneous Interventions (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Yujie Zhou, Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Shigeru Saito, Wei Liu
R3,812 Discovery Miles 38 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book outlines the state of the art in transradial intervention and illustrates case-based learning for the transradial access (TR access) technique, especially in complex lesions. Offering a practical guide, it includes essential tips and tricks on how to overcome anatomical complexities, how to avoid radial complications, multiple case-based learning for very complex PCI, etc. It also discusses the advantages of the TR intervention, such as reduced vascular access site complications and immediate patient mobilization. The authors, who work at respected transradial centers, share their extensive experience with TR intervention, providing a comprehensive review of current percutaneous interventions for cardiac surgeons and cardiothoracic surgical residents. Editor Yujie Zhou is a Professor at the department of Cardiology, Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China. Editor Wei Liu is a physician at the same department. Editor Ferdinand Kiemeneij is an interventional cardiologist at Department of Cardiology, Tergooi Hospital, Blaricum, the Netherlands. Editor Shigeru Saito, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC, is the director of cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan.

Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions (Hardcover): Aiwen Lei, Wei Shi, Chao Liu, Wei Liu, Hua Zhang, Chuan He Oxidative Cross-Coupling Reactions (Hardcover)
Aiwen Lei, Wei Shi, Chao Liu, Wei Liu, Hua Zhang, …
R3,025 R2,586 Discovery Miles 25 860 Save R439 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first handbook on this emerging field provides a comprehensive overview of transition metal-catalyzed coupling reactions in the presence of an oxidant. Following an introduction to the general concept and mechanism of this reaction class, the team of authors presents chapters on C-C cross-coupling reactions using organometallic partners, C-Heteroatom bond forming reactions via oxidative couplings, and C-H couplings via C-H activation. The text also covers such groundbreaking topics as recent achievements in the fields of C-C and C-X bond formation reactions as well as C-H activation involving oxidative couplings. With its novel and concise approach towards important building blocks in organic chemistry and its focus on synthetic applications, this handbook is of great interest to all synthetic chemists in academia and industry alike.

Wideband Beamforming - Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover): Wei Liu, Stephan  Weiss Wideband Beamforming - Concepts and Techniques (Hardcover)
Wei Liu, Stephan Weiss
R2,282 R2,053 Discovery Miles 20 530 Save R229 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an excellent reference for all professionals working in the area of array signal processing and its applications in wireless communications.

Wideband beamforming has advanced with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of ultra wideband (UWB) technology.

In this book, the authors address the fundamentals and most recent developments in the field of wideband beamforming. The book provides a thorough coverage of the subject including major sub-areas such as sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals.

Key Features: Unique book focusing on wideband beamforming Discusses a hot topic coinciding with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of UWB technology Addresses the general concept of beamforming including fixed beamformers and adaptive beamformers Covers advanced topics including sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals Includes various design examples and corresponding complexity analyses

This book provides a reference for engineers and researchers in wireless communications and signal processing fields. Postgraduate students studying signal processing will also find this book of interest.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Modeling and Control (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Wei Liu Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Modeling and Control (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Wei Liu
R2,542 R2,286 Discovery Miles 22 860 Save R256 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition includes approximately 30% new materials covering the following information that has been added to this important work: extends the contents on Li-ion batteries detailing the positive and negative electrodes and characteristics and other components including binder, electrolyte, separator and foils, and the structure of Li-ion battery cell. Nickel-cadmium batteries are deleted. adds a new section presenting the modelling of multi-mode electrically variable transmission, which gradually became the main structure of the hybrid power-train during the last 5 years. newly added chapter on noise and vibration of hybrid vehicles introduces the basics of vibration and noise issues associated with power-train, driveline and vehicle vibrations, and addresses control solutions to reduce the noise and vibration levels. Chapter 10 (chapter 9 of the first edition) is extended by presenting EPA and UN newly required test drive schedules and test procedures for hybrid electric mileage calculation for window sticker considerations. In addition to the above major changes in this second edition, adaptive charging sustaining point determination method is presented to have a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with optimum performance.

Gada Meilin (DVD): Deligeer, Ebusi, Xiaoguang Hu, Ming Li, Wei Liu, Men Tu Gada Meilin (DVD)
Deligeer, Ebusi, Xiaoguang Hu, Ming Li, Wei Liu, …
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Epic Chinese adventure directed by Feng Xiaoning. The film revolves around Gada Meilin, a Mongolian tribal chieftain who becomes the reluctant leader of a group of squabbling clans. Gada Meilin and his new followers attempt to make a stand against a tyrannical government led by Zhang Zuolin, a feudal lord intent on taking away the Mongols' land.

Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 13th EAI International Conference, CROWNCOM 2018, Ghent, Belgium, September 18-20,... Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 13th EAI International Conference, CROWNCOM 2018, Ghent, Belgium, September 18-20, 2018, Proceedings (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Ingrid Moerman, Johann Marquez-Barja, Adnan Shahid, Wei Liu, Spilios Giannoulis, …
R1,261 R1,115 Discovery Miles 11 150 Save R146 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2018, held in Ghent, Belgium, in September 2018. The 20 revised full papers were selected from 26 submissions. The papers are organized thematically in tracks: Experimental, Licensed Shared Access and Dynamic Spectrum Access, and PHX and Sensing.

Education, Media and Sexuality Health Services for Girls and Women - 20 Years Experience of China's Policy and Practice... Education, Media and Sexuality Health Services for Girls and Women - 20 Years Experience of China's Policy and Practice (Paperback)
Chi Jin, Bu Wei, Liu Wenli
R893 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R442 (49%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China has made great improvement in the past two decades in girls' and women's education and development, however the experience in the field have not been adequately and systemically summarized. In continuing our efforts to promote gender equality, and support those most marginalized rural women and girls to play a vital role in educational change and sustainable society, we believe that sharing China's experiences is a strategic means of promoting rural girls' and women's education and development on a global scale, especially within developing countries. This innovative book series highlights China's experience in developing strategies, policies and programs in support of women's and girls' education and development as well as women's empowerment. The book series is structured around various important themes related to gender mainstreaming and equality, such as legal protection, economic empowerment, community participation, organizational development, girls' education, school leadership, sexual and reproductive health education, and media and communication. Through this series, we hope that these approaches can be shared, compared and contrasted in order to further advance women's and girls' empowerment and to establish sustainable approaches towards achieving gender equality. This book presents three papers, on girl's education, on gender and media, and on sexuality and reproductive education and services for young people. These chapters address the questions of the changing status of women, and changing attitudes around gender, in relation to these three sectors. They explore the changing context, the progress made, and the new challenges arising. They provide inspiring case studies from government, civil society, and international organizations on how to empower women and construct more progressive gender norms. This book is published in association with UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education.

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Wei Liu, Michael Roeckner Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Wei Liu, Michael Roeckner
R1,370 Discovery Miles 13 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an introduction to the theory of stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs) of evolutionary type. SPDEs are one of the main research directions in probability theory with several wide ranging applications. Many types of dynamics with stochastic influence in nature or man-made complex systems can be modelled by such equations. The theory of SPDEs is based both on the theory of deterministic partial differential equations, as well as on modern stochastic analysis. Whilst this volume mainly follows the 'variational approach', it also contains a short account on the 'semigroup (or mild solution) approach'. In particular, the volume contains a complete presentation of the main existence and uniqueness results in the case of locally monotone coefficients. Various types of generalized coercivity conditions are shown to guarantee non-explosion, but also a systematic approach to treat SPDEs with explosion in finite time is developed. It is, so far, the only book where the latter and the 'locally monotone case' is presented in a detailed and complete way for SPDEs. The extension to this more general framework for SPDEs, for example, in comparison to the well-known case of globally monotone coefficients, substantially widens the applicability of the results.

Applications of Plasma Technologies to Material Processing (Hardcover): Giorgio Speranza, Wei Liu, Luca Minati Applications of Plasma Technologies to Material Processing (Hardcover)
Giorgio Speranza, Wei Liu, Luca Minati
R1,211 Discovery Miles 12 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a survey of the latest research and developments in plasma technology. In an easy and comprehensive manner, it explores what plasma is and the technologies utilized to produce plasma. It then investigates the main applications and their benefits. Different from other books on the topic that focus on specific aspects of plasma technology, the intention is to provide an introduction to all aspects related to plasma technologies. This book will be an ideal resource for graduate students studying plasma technologies, in addition to researchers in physics, engineering, and materials science Features Accessible and easy to understand Provides simple yet exhaustive explanations of the foundations Explores the latest technologies and is filled with practical applications and case studies

Regional Mutual Benefit and Win-win Under the Double Circulation of Global Value (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Wei Liu, Hui Zhang Regional Mutual Benefit and Win-win Under the Double Circulation of Global Value (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Wei Liu, Hui Zhang
R2,332 Discovery Miles 23 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book offers an in-depth research of the economic situations along the Belt and Road and the initiative's cooperation prospects, opportunities and challenges. It draws on economic data, including those on trade, investment, infrastructure, urban distribution, industrial cooperation, financial integration and revision of historical and political background. The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) comes from not only the ancient Silk Road, but also a long-term international cooperation between China and relevant countries. As a China-led initiative, the BRI is built upon China's international vision according to its development process. Therefore, the book also discusses how China balances its own development process among different domestic regions, and how the Initiative fits into the changes of global economic system and brings positive change for developing and developed economies involved, on the long haul. Furthermore, this book aims to find out precise direction of the initiative in order to assess appropriate implication on development under current globalization and provide valuable experience for future economic synergetic development by reviewing the past cooperative experience as references for policy-making and prospective engagementIn terms of methodology, analyses were conducted applying multi-methods with best available evidence to enrich the understanding of the potential of the BRI in terms of socio-economic impact on cooperation and difference and similarities of economic, cultural characteristics and political system among countries.

Regional Mutual Benefit and Win-win Under the Double Circulation of Global Value (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Wei Liu, Hui Zhang Regional Mutual Benefit and Win-win Under the Double Circulation of Global Value (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Wei Liu, Hui Zhang
R3,164 Discovery Miles 31 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book offers an in-depth research of the economic situations along the Belt and Road and the initiative's cooperation prospects, opportunities and challenges. It draws on economic data, including those on trade, investment, infrastructure, urban distribution, industrial cooperation, financial integration and revision of historical and political background. The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) comes from not only the ancient Silk Road, but also a long-term international cooperation between China and relevant countries. As a China-led initiative, the BRI is built upon China's international vision according to its development process. Therefore, the book also discusses how China balances its own development process among different domestic regions, and how the Initiative fits into the changes of global economic system and brings positive change for developing and developed economies involved, on the long haul. Furthermore, this book aims to find out precise direction of the initiative in order to assess appropriate implication on development under current globalization and provide valuable experience for future economic synergetic development by reviewing the past cooperative experience as references for policy-making and prospective engagementIn terms of methodology, analyses were conducted applying multi-methods with best available evidence to enrich the understanding of the potential of the BRI in terms of socio-economic impact on cooperation and difference and similarities of economic, cultural characteristics and political system among countries.

China's Belt and Road Initiatives - Economic Geography Reformation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Wei Liu China's Belt and Road Initiatives - Economic Geography Reformation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Wei Liu; Contributions by Jianxiong Ge, Angang Hu, Yifu Lin, Liang Qiao
R2,875 R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Save R471 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the series of lectures on the "Belt and Road Initiatives" from the Guang Ming Forum organized by Guang Ming Daily. Co-authored by Ge Jianxiong, Hu Angang, Lin Yifu, Qiao Liang and nine other respected scholars and experts, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the "Belt and Road Initiatives" and its significance in terms of economics and economic geography, yielding an insightful interpretation of the strategy. It also offers multiple perspectives, including national political, historical, military, diplomatic, cultural, technological and legal.

China's Belt and Road Initiatives - Economic Geography Reformation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... China's Belt and Road Initiatives - Economic Geography Reformation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Wei Liu; Contributions by Jianxiong Ge, Angang Hu, Yifu Lin, Liang Qiao
R2,314 Discovery Miles 23 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the series of lectures on the "Belt and Road Initiatives" from the Guang Ming Forum organized by Guang Ming Daily. Co-authored by Ge Jianxiong, Hu Angang, Lin Yifu, Qiao Liang and nine other respected scholars and experts, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the "Belt and Road Initiatives" and its significance in terms of economics and economic geography, yielding an insightful interpretation of the strategy. It also offers multiple perspectives, including national political, historical, military, diplomatic, cultural, technological and legal.

Johann's Awakening - A Seagull's Story of Enligtenment (Paperback): Arthur Telling Johann's Awakening - A Seagull's Story of Enligtenment (Paperback)
Arthur Telling; Photographs by Wei Liu, Arthur Telling
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Neural Representations of Natural Language (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Lyndon White, Roberto Togneri, Wei Liu, Mohammed Bennamoun Neural Representations of Natural Language (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Lyndon White, Roberto Togneri, Wei Liu, Mohammed Bennamoun
R2,114 Discovery Miles 21 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers an introduction to modern natural language processing using machine learning, focusing on how neural networks create a machine interpretable representation of the meaning of natural language. Language is crucially linked to ideas - as Webster's 1923 "English Composition and Literature" puts it: "A sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought". Thus the representation of sentences and the words that make them up is vital in advancing artificial intelligence and other "smart" systems currently being developed. Providing an overview of the research in the area, from Bengio et al.'s seminal work on a "Neural Probabilistic Language Model" in 2003, to the latest techniques, this book enables readers to gain an understanding of how the techniques are related and what is best for their purposes. As well as a introduction to neural networks in general and recurrent neural networks in particular, this book details the methods used for representing words, senses of words, and larger structures such as sentences or documents. The book highlights practical implementations and discusses many aspects that are often overlooked or misunderstood. The book includes thorough instruction on challenging areas such as hierarchical softmax and negative sampling, to ensure the reader fully and easily understands the details of how the algorithms function. Combining practical aspects with a more traditional review of the literature, it is directly applicable to a broad readership. It is an invaluable introduction for early graduate students working in natural language processing; a trustworthy guide for industry developers wishing to make use of recent innovations; and a sturdy bridge for researchers already familiar with linguistics or machine learning wishing to understand the other.

Low-cost Smart Antennas (Hardcover): Qi Luo, Steven (Shichang) Gao, Wei Liu, Chao Gu Low-cost Smart Antennas (Hardcover)
Qi Luo, Steven (Shichang) Gao, Wei Liu, Chao Gu
R2,104 R1,897 Discovery Miles 18 970 Save R207 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative guide to the latest developments for the design of low-cost smart antennas Traditional smart antenna systems are costly, consume great amounts of power and are bulky size. Low-cost Smart Antennas offers a guide to designing smart antenna systems that are low cost, low power, and compact in size and can be applied to satellite communications, radar and mobile communications. The authors -- noted experts on the topic -- provide introductions to the fundamental concepts of antennas, array antennas and smart antennas. The book fills a gap in the literature by presenting the design techniques of low-cost radio frequency (RF) smart antennas as well as approaches for implementing the hardware of the antenna and the beamforming network (BFN). A comprehensive and accessible book, Low-cost Smart Antennas not only presents an up-to-date review of the topic but includes illustrative case studies that contain in-depth explorations of the theory and technology of smart antennas. While other resources highlight the software (signal processing algorithms), this book is unique by focusing on the antenna hardware. This important book: Offers an introduction to the most recent developments of the design of low-cost smart antennas and their applications Presents a unique book that puts the focus on antenna hardware Includes a variety of case studies that clearly demonstrate the implementation of current design techniques Introduces both fundamental theories as well as more advanced topics Written for students and researchers and antenna engineers, Low-cost Smart Antennas explores the most recent advances in the field with an emphasis on antenna hardware.

Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web - Challenges and Recent Advances (Hardcover): Wilson Wong, Wei Liu,... Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web - Challenges and Recent Advances (Hardcover)
Wilson Wong, Wei Liu, Mohammed Bennamoun
R3,507 R2,750 Discovery Miles 27 500 Save R757 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ontologies form an indispensable part of the Semantic Web standard stack. While the Semantic Web is still our vision into the future, ontologies have already found a myriad of applications such as document retrieval, image retrieval, agent interoperability and document annotation. Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web: Challenges and Recent Advances provides relevant theoretical foundations, and disseminates new research findings and expert views on the remaining challenges in ontology learning. This book is invaluable resource as a library or personal reference for graduate students, researchers, and industrial practitioners. Readers who are in the process of looking for future research directions, and carving out their own niche area will find this book particularly useful due to the detailed scope and wide coverage of the book, which informs any discussion of artificial intelligence, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation and reasoning, text mining, information extraction, and ontology learning.

China In The United Nations (Hardcover): Wei Liu China In The United Nations (Hardcover)
Wei Liu
R1,917 R1,799 Discovery Miles 17 990 Save R118 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines China's participation in the United Nations (UN). There are two research components. First, the author seeks to find a pattern of China's multilateral diplomatic behavior in the UN by examining China's behavior toward peacekeeping operations and arms control issues during different leadership periods under Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin respectively. Second, a model is proposed to explain this pattern of behavior. By marrying rationalism and constructivism, this model argues that the amelioration of China's external security environment changes in its projected self-image. Furthermore, China's consistently strong view of sovereignty determines its evolving pattern of behavior in the UN.

The Belt and Road Strategy in International Business and Administration (Paperback): Wei Liu, Zhe Zhang, Jin-Xiong Chen,... The Belt and Road Strategy in International Business and Administration (Paperback)
Wei Liu, Zhe Zhang, Jin-Xiong Chen, Sang-Bing Tsai
R3,949 Discovery Miles 39 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

International business strategies orbit around the idea of strengthening partnerships with other countries. Developing new and innovative opportunities to connect neighboring countries bodes well for those countries and the entire world. The Belt and Road Strategy intends to do just that by strengthening partnerships and constructing a comprehensive and multilevel interconnected network to achieve pluralistic, independent, balanced, and sustainable development. The Belt and Road Strategy in International Business and Administration is a vital collection of information that discusses one of most important programs embodying economic, regional, and political demands in the Asian and European environment. Featuring research on topics such as business development, business law, and multinational enterprise, this book is ideally designed for government officials, professionals, researchers, students, and professors seeking coverage on the theoretical and practical contributions of international business.

China at Work - A Labour Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016):... China at Work - A Labour Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Ming-Wei Liu, Chris Smith
R1,673 Discovery Miles 16 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bringing together leading authorities and emerging young researchers, this edited textbook is aimed at students and scholars interested in the Chinese workplace and the impact that China is having on work internationally. Part of the Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment Series, it is the first textbook to use labour process analysis to examine work and employment in China. This book discusses key features and contrasts in employment and labour conditions within China, as well as reviewing the impact of Chinese firms operating outside of China. As the first collection to explicitly use labour process theory as an orienting perspective, this book is ideal for students and scholars interested in what is becoming the most significant country in the global economy.

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