It is intended that this book be suitable for a variety of engineers and ecologists, who
may wish to gain an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and
environmental modelling. An understanding of the fundamentals of environmental
problems and ecology, as presented for instance in the textbook Principles of
Environmental Science and Technology is assumed. Furthermore, it is assumed that
the reader has either a fundamental knowledge of differential equations and matrix
calculations or has read the Appendix, which gives a brief introduction to these
The X is the dominant window system under Unix, and X servers are available for Microsoft Windows, thus enabling graphics over a network in the PC world. This book provides an overview of the X Window System, focusing on characteristics that have significant impact on the development of both application programs and widgets. It pays special attention to applications that go beyond graphical user interfaces (GUIs), such as visualization and imaging programs; issues affecting video games; and designing widgets with a complex appearance.
RNA–protein interactions are fundamental to gene expression. Thus, the
molecular basis for the sequence dependence of protein–RNA recognition
has been extensively studied experimentally. However, there have been very
few computational studies of this problem, and no sustained attempt has
been made towards using computational methods to predict or alter the
sequence-specificity of these proteins.
Knowledge-Based Report Generation is a technique for automatically generating natural language reports from computer databases. It is so named because it applies knowledge-based expert systems software to the problem of text generation. The first application of the technique, a system for generating natural language stock reports from a daily stock quotes database, is partially implemented.
A compilation of the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools require by all security professionals, Information Security Handbook, Sixth Edition sets the standard on which all IT security programs and certifications are based. Considered the gold-standard reference of Information Security, Volume 2 includes coverage of each domain of the Common Body of Knowledge, the standard of knowledge required by IT security professionals worldwide.
The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, core concepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to know this year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of the Foundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a way that gives you the strongest possible starting point, no matter what your endeavor.
Network Security Foundations provides essential knowledge about the principles and techniques used to protect computers and networks from hackers, viruses, and other threats.
Routing is simultaneously the most complicated function of a network and the most important. Most
knowledgeable people agree that networking and routing technologies have been around about 25 years.
The concept of routing actually dates back to the late 1950s, when computing was still an arcane science
in its infancy. Precious few organizations had a single computer, much less multiple computers that
needed to be linked together. Internetworking, the interconnection of multiple computers, was still more
of a futuristic vision than a reality.
It is a pleasure to announce the establishment of the Foundation
Series in Business Marketing. This book series fills a critical void in
business-to-business marketing knowledge especially when no resources
currently available address the needs of business marketing
practitioners and academics looking for breadth and depth of coverage
on various issues of research, practice, and education. Books
published in this series will foster our understanding of business marketing
phenomena and managerial practice around the globe.
This compilation of some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist's Library series titles gives artists the perfect introduction to the basics of drawing. The Art of Basic Drawing contains fundamental information about tools and techniques, as well as a number of inspiring step-by-step lessons. With instruction and advice from five different accomplished artists, this book showcases a range of styles for beginners to imitate.
This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing...
The main reason for a fourth edition of Essential MATLAB for Engineers and
Scientists is to keep up with MATLAB, now in its latest version (7.7 Version
2008B). Like the previous editions, this one presents MATLAB as a problemsolving
tool for professionals in science and engineering, as well as students in
those fields, who have no prior knowledge of computer programming.
‘Drawing in colour’ is a slightly unusual title, because the obvious
comment is, ‘How does that differ from painting?’ Well, in this
book I examine no fewer than four methods of drawing in
various colour mediums, only one of which is connected with
painting. I will be showing examples – and how to go about them
– of drawing in coloured pencil, pastel or crayon, coloured inks
and watercolour painting, which can be heavily conditioned
The field of industrial electronics covers a plethora of problems that must be solved in industrial practice.
Electronic systems control many processes that begin with the control of relatively simple devices like
electric motors, through more complicated devices such as robots, to the control of entire fabrication
processes. An industrial electronics engineer deals with many physical phenomena as well as the sensors
that are used to measure them.
The idea of using periodic magnetic fields for properly bending the trajectories of
relativistic electrons, and making them generate coherent tunable radiation, appeared
as early as the middle of the last century. Further study of this subject, concerning both
fundamentals and practice, received a new impetus at the beginning of the seventies.
Since then, a huge amount of knowledge has been accumulated in this rapidly
developing field of research, creating a new class of lasers, the free electron lasers....
The Essentials Series was created for busy business advisory and corporate
professionals.The books in this series were designed so that these busy professionals
can quickly acquire knowledge and skills in core business areas.
Each book provides need-to-have fundamentals for those professionals
This book is written with the objective of providing fundamental knowledge
concerning the biological and health effects of environmental pollutants on
living systems. The book emphasizes the chemical and biological characteristics
of major pollutants found in our environment and their impacts on the health
of living organisms, including not only humans and animals but also plants.
I wrote this book-with its 50 step-by-step techniques and 50 sets of "before" and "after"
images-to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and practice that you need to use
Adobe Photoshop CS to edit your own digital photographs. All the techniques are applicable
to images created with scanners or with dqptal cameras.
The boundless energy of youth often must give way to the laws of physics. All too
often I’ve seen bright ideas flounder for a lack of fundamental knowledge. If this book
can foster the development of the art, if it can encourage and educate the robotic community,
if it can provide the missing ingredients—the secret sauce—then I did my job
right. If you have a sense that a robot is more than wires and wheels, then this book is
The purpose of this book is to provide in a single volume a comprehensive reference work covering the
broad spectrum of mathematics for circuits and filters; circuits elements, devices, and their models; and
linear circuit analysis. This book is written and developed for the practicing electrical engineers in
industry, government, and academia. The goal is to provide the most up-to-date information in the field.
Over the years, the fundamentals of the field have evolved to include a wide range of topics and a broad
range of practice.