The game is on. Do you know how to play? Game theory sets out to explore what can be said about making decisions which go beyond accepting the rules of a game. Since 1942, a well elaborated mathematical apparatus has been developed to do so; but there is more. During the last three decades game theoretic reasoning has popped up in many other fields as well - from engineering to biology and psychology. New simulation tools and network analysis have made game theory omnipresent these days. This book collects recent research papers in game theory, which come from diverse scientific...
In Beyond Java, Bruce chronicles the rise of the most successful language of all time, and then lays out, in painstaking detail, the compromises the founders had to make to establish success. Then, he describes the characteristics of likely successors to Java. He builds to a rapid and heady climax, presenting alternative languages and frameworks with productivity and innovation unmatched in Java. He closes with an evaluation of the most popular and important programming languages, and their future role in a world beyond Java....
The concepts of noncommutative space-time and quantum groups have found
growing attention in quantum field theory and string theory. The mathematical
concepts of quantum groups have been far developed by mathematicians and
physicists of the Eastern European countries. Especially, V. G. Drinfeld from
Ukraine, S. Woronowicz from Poland and L. D. Faddeev from Russia have been
pioneering the field. It seems to be natural to bring together these scientists with
researchers in string theory and quantum field theory of the Western European
(BQ) Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing is the first book to address this increasingly popular subject at an advanced level. Where existing sport marketing texts restate concepts learned at an introductory marketing level, this book goes beyond, by expanding the knowledge of the student with advanced marketing theory which is specifically related to the crucial areas in sport marketing.
The aim of this book is to bring students of economics and finance who have only an introductory background in mathematics up to a quite advanced level in the subject, thus preparing them for the core mathematical demands of econometrics, economic theory, quantitative finance and mathematical economics, which they are likely to encounter in their final-year courses and beyond. The level of the book will also be useful for those embarking on the first year of their graduate studies in Business, Economics or Finance.
Automation is the use of control systems (such as numerical control, programmable
logic control, and other industrial control systems), in concert with other applications of
information technology (such as computer-aided technologies [CAD, CAM, CAx]), to control
industrial machinery and processes, reducing the need for human intervention. In the scope
of industrialization, automation is a step beyond mechanization.
Peter Singer made animal rights an international concern in 1975 when he published Animal Liberation, an instant classic depicting the shocking and widespread abuse of animals. Thirty years later, Singer reflects upon changes and new challenges by bringing together specially commissioned essays by philosophers and activists, chronicling current thoughts on animal suffering, reassessing the question of personhood, and highlighting tales of effective advocacy.
On the theoretical side, the available inﬂationary models may be also evaluated with respect
to their “cost”, ie. against what one gets from a given model in relation to what one puts
in! Our approach does not introduce new ﬁelds, beyond those already present in gravity
and supergravity. We also exploit (super)gravity interactions only,ie. do not introduce new
interactions, in order to describe inﬂation.
Before going into details, let me address two common prejudices and objections.
The course of constitution-making within Europe has never run less smoothly.
At the time of writing, French and Dutch electorates have inflicted a brutal
blow upon the aspirations of European sentimentalists everywhere, rejecting
the adoption of the draft constitutional treaty for Europe.
I have had the privilege of translating is, undoubtedly, one of the most remarkable studies of the social and psychological condition of the modern world which has appeared in Europe for many years, and its influence is sure to be lasting and far reaching. Tolstoi's genius is beyond dispute. The verdict of the civilized world has pronounced him as perhaps the greatest novelist of our generation. But the philosophical and religious works of his later years have met with a somewhat indifferent reception.
Much of demand is merely idiosyncratic to the individual – some people like plaids,
some like solid colors. People like what they like. Often people are influenced by others
– tattoos are increasingly common not because the price has fallen but because of an
increased acceptance of body art. Popular clothing styles change, not because of income
and prices but for other reasons.
The decline of print on paper spans beyond just newspapers. The proportion reading a
magazine in print yesterday has declined over the same period (26% in 2000, 18%
today). And as email, text messaging and social networking become dominant forms of
communication, the percentage saying they wrote or received a personal letter the
previous day also has fallen, from 20% in 2006 to 12% currently. There has been no
decrease in recent years in the percentage reading a book on a typical day, but a growing
share is now reading through an electronic or audio device. ...
Major questions you should be able to answer: I don’t want to be just a manager; I want to be a leader. What’s the difference between the two? What does it take to be a successful leader? Do effective leaders behave in similar ways? How might effective leadership vary according to the situation on hand? What does it take to truly inspire people to perform beyond their normal levels? If there are many ways to be a leader, which one would describe me best?
Practice has a logic which is not that of the logician. This has to be
acknowledged in order to avoid asking of it more logic than it can give,
thereby condemning oneself either to wring incoherence out of it or to
thrust a forced coherence upon it. (Bourdieu 1990:80)
The impetus for this book emerged in the heat of practice. It was in the
experience of painting two worksReading Fiction (1995) (Illus. 1) and
Reading Theory (1995) (Illus. 2)that I came to question the
representationalist logic that underpins contemporary understandings of the
work of art.
Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies
WILEY FINANCE Advanced Fixed-Income Valuation Tools, Narasimham Jegadeesh and Bruce Tuckman Beyond Value at Risk, Kevin Dowd Buying and Selling Volatility, Kevin B. Connolly Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets: New View of Cycles, Prices, and Market Volatility, Second Edition, Edgar E. Peters Corporate Financial Distress and Bankruptcy, Second Edition, Edward I.
The discovery of infinite products byWallis and infinite series by Newton marked the
beginning of the modern mathematical era. The use of series allowed Newton to find
the area under a curve defined by any algebraic equation, an achievement completely
beyond the earlier methods ofTorricelli, Fermat, and Pascal. The work of Newton and
his contemporaries, including Leibniz and the Bernoullis, was concentrated in mathematical
analysis and physics.
GWT in Practice is an example-driven, code-rich book designed for web developers already familiar with the basics of GWT who now want hands-on experience. After a quick review of GWT fundamentals, GWT in Practice presents scores of handy, reusable solutions to the problems you face when you need to move beyond "Hello World" and "proof of concept" applications. This book skips the theory and looks at the way things really work when you're building. I also shows you where GWT fits into the Enterprise Java Developer's toolset.
There is a large gap between the theory of electron flow, magnetic fields and that of troubleshooting
electrical equipment and control circuits in the plant. In this book, we try to avoid or at least minimize
discussions on the theory and instead focus on showing you how to troubleshoot electrical equipment
and control circuits. The book helps to increase your knowledge and skills in improving equipment
productivity whilst reducing maintenance costs. Reading this book will help you identify, prevent and
fix common electrical equipment and control circuits.
On the other hand, the social sciences face challenges that go beyond their capabilities of
processing information. By using modern techniques such as computer agents and other
methodologies, it is possible to aid in the testing and the formulation of theories Davidsson
This textbook provides a thorough coverage of basic
electrical and electronic theory at a level which is
easily understood by the student who does not have a
knowledge of advanced mathematics. Following the
chapters explaining fundamental theory, the applications
to electrical and electronic systems are described.
Although a detailed study of advanced electronic
systems is beyond the scope of the text, the last
several chapters are devoted to descriptions of many
of these systems as installed in modern aircraft and