This course will provide a continuation of calli-
graphic skills, as well as help the beginner to con-
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The state of the art of the machine industry has experienced a rapidly accelerating evolution since the outset of the ﬁrst industrial revolution. Modern machines are required to perform to varying requirements of accuracy, productivity, and surface ﬁnish requirements. It is the purpose of this discussion to establish some guidelines of machine system design to attain the desired performance requirements of accuracy, surface ﬁnish, etc. Modern industrial machines are considered as a total system comprised of the control, drive, and machine....
“If everyone would implement just 20% of Steve’s guidelines, the Web would be a dramatically better place. Between this book and Steve’s YSlow extension, there’s really no excuse for having a sluggish web site anymore.” — Joe Hewitt, Developer of Firebug debugger and Mozilla’s DOM Inspector
“Steve Souders has done a fantastic job of distilling a massive, semi-arcane art down to a set of concise, actionable, pragmatic engineering steps that will change the world of web performance.” — Eric Lawrence, Developer of the Fiddler Web Debugger, Microsoft Corporation
Poorly performing enterprise applications are the weakest links in a corporation's management chain, causing delays and disruptions of critical business functions. This groundbreaking book frames enterprise application performance engineering not as an art but as applied science built on model-based methodological foundation. The book introduces queuing models of enterprise application that visualize, demystify, explain, and solve system performance issues.
This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that.
Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively.
116 Wing Tsun Dummy Techniques is finally back in print and written by Master Yip Chun the son of Master Yip Man who taught Bruce Lee. This is an awesome book for those who study the Chinese Art of Wing Tsun. 130 pages filled with easy to follow photos and as well a poster that folds out for you to follow. The techniques are performed by the Master himself Yip Man so what you will learn is the same basics as Bruce Lee learnt fom the him.
Business is one of the most diverse activities of mankind. Business operations typically handled by the business institutions such as companies, corporations, private ... but can also be active self of individuals.Business is the economic mode of operation conditions exist in the economy of goods, including the overall methods, forms and means by which economic agents to make use of its economic activity (including the process of investment, production, transportation, trade, services ...
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.
Quick Hits resulted from years of work with a variety of companies in a variety of industries. Each work experience, each project, and everyone with whom I worked contributed in some way to the identification of, and experience with, the ten "Surgical Strikes."
Nghệ thuật Sắp đặt (Installation Arts), Nghệ thuật Trình diễn (Performance Arts) và Nghệ thuật Thân thể (Body Arts) là ba khuynh hướng sáng tác và thể hiện mới của ngôn ngữ mỹ thuật, của nghệ thuật thị giác. Nó được coi là một hình thái, khuynh hướng nghệ thuật hậu hiện đại.
Interest in using artificial neural networks (ANNs) for forecasting has led to a tremendous surge in research activities in
the past decade. While ANNs provide a great deal of promise, they also embody much uncertainty. Researchers to date are
still not certain about the effect of key factors on forecasting performance of ANNs. This paper presents a state-of-the-art
survey of ANN applications in forecasting.
This 206-page textbook would be a valuable addition to the library of any radiology department currently using a multislice CT scanner or due to upgrade to one in the near future." "The style of text is very readable and well organised." "This is an excellent textbook and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone currently performing CT angiography or considering doing so." [RAD Magazine, October, 2005] "This textbook provides a comprehensive review of … MDCT angiography.
The traditional view of the relationship between business and the arts is
very much a one-way affair: organisations may endorse, fund or publicise
the arts but the arts have nothing to offer from a business perspective. The
Value of Arts for Business challenges this view by showing how the arts,
in the form of Arts-based Initiatives (ABIs), can be used to enhance valuecreation
capacity and boost business performance. The book introduces
and explains three models that show how organisations can successfully
implement and manage ABIs.
Esteem is a simple word. It is worth and value that we
apply to people, places, and situations. It is the amount of
respect we assess. We have esteem for our world leaders.
We have esteem for places like church and synagogue. We
have esteem for an exemplary performance whether it is in
sports, acting, or simply doing the right thing.
The mandate of the panel was to evaluate the present status of knowledge about the earthquake performance of concrete dams, including procedures for investigating the seismic safety of such structures, and to summarize its findings in a report. The report was intended specifically to inform research workers about the state of the art of earthquake analysis of concrete dams and to identify subject areas where additional knowledge is needed.
Inside The Minds
The chief executive’s reputation and his or her ability to develop a top-notch senior-management team are also critical factors to consider when developing a company’s communication initiatives. Security analyst presentations serve as a good example of how important these factors are. At the presentation, security analysts will listen to the chief executive’s report on the company’s performance, analyze the company’s quarterly results and listen to the chief executive’s answers to analysts’ questions.
Notwithstanding the tremendous effort to solve the face recognition problem, it is not
possible yet to design a face recognition system with a potential close to human
performance. New computer vision and pattern recognition approaches need to be
investigated. Even new knowledge and perspectives from different fields like, psychology
and neuroscience must be incorporated into the current field of face recognition to design a
robust face recognition system.
Biometric recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer science. The use of biometrics techniques, such as face, fingerprints, iris and ears is a solution for obtaining a secure personal identification. However, the â€œoldâ€ biometrics identification techniques are out of date. This goal of this book is to provide the reader with the most up to date research performed in biometric recognition and descript some novel methods of biometrics, emphasis on the state of the art skills....
Ubiquitous learning and foreign language learning in listening
Ubiquitous learning enables learners to learn in their daily life and helps them to
overcome limitations of time and space. Learners who study a foreign language with
mobile devices will be able to experience learning from an authentic situation and have
their learning performance enhanced (Nash, 2007), as multiple sense stimuli may be
more helpful to learners in absorbing knowledge. So far, ubiquitous learning has been
implemented in many types ...