This book presents an introductory survey of computer science. It explores the
breadth of the subject while including enough depth to convey an honest appreciation
for the topics involved. I wrote this text for students of computer science as well as students from
other disciplines. As for computer science students, most begin their studies
with the illusion that computer science is programming, Web browsing, and
Internet file sharing since that is essentially all they have seen. Yet computer
science is much more than this.
Robot Manipulator Control offers a complete survey of control systems for serial-link robot arms and acknowledges how robotic device performance hinges upon a well-developed control system. Containing over 750 essential equations, this thoroughly up-to-date Second Edition, the book explicates theoretical and mathematical requisites for controls design and summarizes current techniques in computer simulation and implementation of controllers. It also addresses procedures and issues in computed-torque, robust, adaptive, neural network, and force control.
Robotics and computer vision are interdisciplinary subjects at the intersection of engineering and computer science. By their nature, they deal with both computers and the physical world. Although the former are in the latter, the workings of computers are best described in the black-and-white vocabulary of discrete mathematics, which is foreign to most classical models of reality, quantum physics notwithstanding. This class surveys some of the key tools of applied math to be used at the interface of continuous and discrete. It is not on robotics or computer vision.
This work is intended to survey the basic theory that underlies the multitude of
parameter-rich models that dominate the hydrological literature today. It is concerned
with the application of the equation of continuity (which is the fundamental theorem of
hydrology) in its complete form combined with a simplified representation of the
principle of conservation of momentum. Since the equation of continuity can be
expressed in linear form by a suitable choice of state variables and is also parameterfree,
it can be readily formulated at all scales of interest.
Since 1967, the College-Level Examination
Program (CLEP) has provided nearly five million
people with the opportunity to reach their educational
goals. CLEP participants have received
college credit for knowledge and expertise they
have gained through prior course work, independent
study, or work and life experience.
Over the years, the CLEP examinations have
evolved to keep pace with changing curricula and
pedagogy. Currently the examinations represent
courses typical of the first two years of college
study, stressing the areas of liberal arts and business.
The Andehydration is an important process in offshore gas processing. The gas is dehydrated offshore to avoid dangers associated with pipeline transport and prossing of wet gas. The problems include corrosion, water condensation and plugs created by ice or gas hydrates.
Therefore, regardless of the curriculum or program, we stick to a proven training methodology that
includes a series of workshops, assignments, proprietary tools/templates/forms/surveys/assessments,
personal coaching, individual telephone follow-up and the banking industry’s only online accountability
Compass system that is followed-up by phone, email and in person visits. Our typical engagement lasts
at least six months, but more typically spans 12 – 15 months with additional quarterly follow-up thereafter.
The best way to learn about a subject, I now realise, is to write a book about it.
Another good way is to teach it. In 1999, University College London (UCL)
started a postgraduate programme in Health Informatics. As the programme
director it was largely my responsibility to define the curriculum, a somewhat
daunting task in a new and ill-defined subject.