Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice

Author: James D. Gwartney,Richard L. Stroup,Russell S. Sobel,David A. Macpherson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285453549

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, Fifteenth Edition, reflects current economic conditions, enabling students to apply economic concepts to the world around them. The up-to-date text includes analysis and explanation of measures of economic activity in today's market. It also includes highlights of the recession of 2008-2009, and an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the invisible hand metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Die komplexe Perspektive

Einführung in die digitale Wirtschaft

Author: Jörn Dinkla

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3839136938

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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Die Menschheit ist in der Informations- und Wissensgesellschaft angekommen, und ständig tauchen weitere Neuigkeiten am Horizont auf: Das Internet der Dinge, Big Data, Data Science, intelligente Roboter und selbstfahrende Autos mit künstlicher Intelligenz. Wie soll man diese Technologien bewerten? Welche Folgen werden sie haben? Viele Menschen sind hier sehr skeptisch und fürchten, dass die Arbeitsplätze, die Privatsphäre und die Freiheit von diesen neuen Technologien bedroht werden. Politiker nutzen diese Ängste wiederum aus, um ihre politischen und wirtschaftlichen Interessen durchzusetzen, wie die Diskussionen zur Regulierung des Internets, zum Datenschutz, zur Buchpreisbindung und zur Scheinselbständigkeit zeigen. Aber die Gefahren lauern ganz woanders, als die meisten vermuten. Das Ziel dieses Buches ist, das Grundwissen für die digitale Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft möglichst einfach zu vermitteln. Das Buch richtet sich an alle, und es werden keine speziellen Vorkenntnisse benötigt. In diesem Buch erfährt man u.a. die folgenden Dinge... - Warum komplexe Systeme so schwierig zu kontrollieren sind - Wie man Daten verarbeitet und mit Data Science wichtiges Wissen darin findet - Warum die Künstliche Intelligenz noch lange nicht so intelligent wie Menschen ist - Warum die Marktwirtschaft ein Informationssystem ist und warum Sozialismus nicht funktioniert - Warum "Wissen" heute wichtiger ist als "Kapital" und wir nicht im "Kapitalismus" leben - Warum die Informationstechnologie, die Digitalisierung und Innovationen so wichtig sind - Warum der Fortschritt immer schneller wird - Warum die Politik vorsichtig bei einer Regulierung der IT sein muss Das Thema ist so umfangreich, weil die Technik sehr viele Bereiche des Lebens beeinflusst. Um die Grenzen der künstlichen Intelligenz zu verstehen, muss man auch die Grenzen der menschlichen Intelligenz kennen. Um die Gefährlichkeit einer falschen Regulierung einschätzen zu können, muss man über Grundwissen der Wirtschaft verfügen. Dazu behandelt dieses Buch viele unterschiedliche Bereiche: Datenverarbeitung, Data Science, Künstliche Intelligenz, die Digitalisierung, komplexe Systeme, die begrenzte Rationalität der Menschen, Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Globalisierung, Wettbewerb, Innovation, die agentenbasierte-Modellierung und ein wenig Politik. Nach dem Lesen dieses Buchs kann man die Welt aus der Perspektive der „komplexen Systeme“ betrachten und die „Gefahren“ neu bewerten.


Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds

Author: Prabir Basu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420005154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Besides being one of the best Clean Coal Technologies, fluidized beds are also proving to be the most practical option for biomass conversion. Although the technology is well established, the field lacks a comprehensive guide to the design and operating principles of fluidized bed boilers and gasifiers. With more than 30 years of research and industrial experience, Prabir Basu answers this pressing need with Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds. This book is a versatile resource that explains how fluidized bed equipment works and how to use the basic principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in design while providing insight into planning new projects, troubleshooting existing equipment, and appreciating the capabilities and limitations of the process. From hydrodynamics to construction and maintenance, the author covers all of the essential information needed to understand, design, operate, and maintain a complete fluidized bed system. It is a must for clean coal technology as well as for biomass power generation. Beginning with a general introduction to fossil or biofuel conversion choices, the book surveys hydrodynamics, fundamentals of gasification, combustion of solid fuels, pollution aspects including climate change mitigation, heat transfer in fluidized beds, the design and operation of bubbling and circulating fluidized bed boilers, and various supporting components such as distributor grates, feeding systems, and gas-solid separators.


Calculus I with Precalculus

Author: Ron Larson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840068336

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1056

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CALCULUS I WITH PRECALCULUS, developed for one-year courses, is ideal for instructors who wish to successfully bring students up to speed algebraically within precalculus and transition them into calculus. The Larson Calculus program has a long history of innovation in the calculus market. It has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for its solid and effective pedagogy that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title is just one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning. Two primary objectives guided the authors in writing this book: to develop precise, readable materials for students that clearly define and demonstrate concepts and rules of calculus and to design comprehensive teaching resources for instructors that employ proven pedagogical techniques and saves the instructor time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Computer-Based Design Process

Author: A. J. Medland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461598648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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The topic known as computer-aided design and manufacture has developed rapidly over the last 20 years. The range of hardware configurations and supporting software on offer to the potential user is bewildering. This extends from the inexpensive single-user micro-based system, through to the vast industrial networks which are supported by many remote mainframe machines and have been reported to service up to a thousand workstations. This advance in technology has been driven by, and in its turn has fuelled, the development of ever greater computing power and graphics capability. It is these features that all working in the field would now recognize as essential to any CADCAM system. Effort has thus been put into developing a range of structural and solid modellers which, in conjunction with the appropriate terminal configuration and ray tracing graphics technology, can construct pictures of uncanny realism. Complicated analysis programs have been developed that can calculate the stresses in complex structures and display the results as colour shaded maps upon the surface of a pictorial view of the object. If the time to process and the system cost are ignored, then the apparent ease with which these systems perform such analysis and generate such high quality images, leaves the observer awe struck.

RealTime Physics Active Learning Laboratories, Module 1

Mechanics

Author: David R. Sokoloff,Ronald K. Thornton,Priscilla W. Laws

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470768924

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The authors of RealTime Physics - David Sokoloff, Priscilla Laws, and Ron Thornton - have been pioneers in the revolution of the physics industry. In this edition, they provide a set of labs that utilize modern lab technology to provide hands-on information, as well as an empirical look at several new key concepts. They focus on the teaching/learning issues in the lecture portion of the course, as well as logistical lab issues such as space, class size, staffing, and equipment maintenance. Issues similar to those in the lecture have to with preparation and willingness to study.

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads

Author: Jan R. Wright,Jonathan Edward Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, Second Edition is an updated new edition offering comprehensive coverage of the main principles of aircraft aeroelasticity and loads. For ease of reference, the book is divided into three parts and begins by reviewing the underlying disciplines of vibrations, aerodynamics, loads and control, and then goes on to describe simplified models to illustrate aeroelastic behaviour and aircraft response and loads for the flexible aircraft before introducing some more advanced methodologies. Finally, it explains how industrial certification requirements for aeroelasticity and loads may be met and relates these to the earlier theoretical approaches used. Key features of this new edition include: Uses a unified simple aeroelastic model throughout the book Major revisions to chapters on aeroelasticity Updates and reorganisation of chapters involving Finite Elements Some reorganisation of loads material Updates on certification requirements Accompanied by a website containing a solutions manual, and MATLAB® and SIMULINK® programs that relate to the models used For instructors who recommend this textbook, a series of lecture slides are also available Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, Second Edition is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners working in the aeroelasticity and loads fields, and is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering.

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430230428

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Beginning Android Games offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress towards creating your own basic game engine and playable games. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games. The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. The book will guide you through the process of making several example games for the Android platform, and involves a wide range of topics: The fundamentals of game development The Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game The design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform For those looking to learn about Android tablet game app development or want Android 4 SDK specific coverage, check out Beginning Android 4 Games Development, now available from Apress. What you’ll learn How to set up and use the development tools for developing your first Android application The fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform How to use the Android's APIs for graphics (Canvas, OpenGL ES 1.0/1.1), audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals How to develop two 2D games from scratch, based on the Canvas API and OpenGL ES. How to create a full-featured 3D game How to publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users How to complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who this book is for This book is for people with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform. Table of Contents Android, the New Kid on the Block First Steps with the Android SDK Game Development 101 Android for Game Developers An Android Game Development Framework Mr. Nom Invades Android OpenGL ES: A Gentle Introduction 2D Game Programming Tricks Super Jumper: A 2D OpenGL ES Game OpenGL ES: Going 3D 3D Programming Tricks Droid Invaders: the Grand Finale Publishing Your Game What’s Next?

Doing Physics with Scientific Notebook

A Problem Solving Approach

Author: Joseph Gallant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119941946

Category: Science

Page: 416

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The goal of this book is to teach undergraduate students how to use Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems. SNB software combines word processing and mathematics in standard notation with the power of symbolic computation. As its name implies, SNB can be used as a notebook in which students set up a math or science problem, write and solve equations, and analyze and discuss their results. Written by a physics teacher with over 20 years experience, this text includes topics that have educational value, fit within the typical physics curriculum, and show the benefits of using SNB. This easy-to-read text: Provides step-by-step instructions for using Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems Features examples in almost every section to enhance the reader's understanding of the relevant physics and to provide detailed instructions on using SNB Follows the traditional physics curriculum, so it can be used to supplement teaching at all levels of undergraduate physics Includes many problems taken from the author’s class notes and research Aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text teaches readers how to use SNB to solve some everyday physics problems.

Control and Dynamic Systems V20

Advances in Theory and Applications

Author: C.T. Leonides

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323150721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

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Control and Dynamic Systems, Volume 20 is a collection of papers that discusses the techniques and technology of the application of nonlinear filters and Kalman filters. This collection deals with issues on computation techniques along with many examples of applications of these filters. One paper reviews the bias-separated estimation theory with some alternate derivations by investigators which can provide further extensions. Another paper shows that methods and techniques used in estimating stochastic parameters that have been derived from conventional stochastic operations are effective in various applications. Other papers describe the many advanced applications of Kalman filters and nonlinear estimators in aerospace systems such as the application of adaptive Kalman filtering for aided strapdown navigation systems. As an example, a software package can test the technique of model switching; as well as other applications of the methods of adaptive Kalman filtering for aided strapdown navigation systems. Total system development of ballistic missiles concerns system-level understanding that uses modern analytic methods including applications of filtering and smoothing theory. This book can prove useful for people working in industrial process control or in econometrics, as well as nuclear physicists.

iPhone for Programmers

An App-Driven Approach

Author: Paul Deitel,Harvey M. Deitel,Abbey Deitel,Eric Kern,Michael Morgano

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137058187

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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The professional programmer’s DEITEL® guide to iPhone app development using iPhone SDK 3.x, Xcode®, Objective-C® and Cocoa® More than 1.5 billion iPhone apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store in just one year! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great iPhone apps quickly and–once you’ve joined Apple’s fee-based iPhone Developer Program–to get them up and running on the App Store. The book uses an app-driven approach–each new technology is discussed in the context of 14 fully tested iPhone apps (7700 lines of code), complete with syntax shading, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include: Welcome Spot-On Game Route Tracker Tip Calculator Cannon Game Slideshow Favorite Twitter® Searches Painter Voice Recorder Flag Quiz Game Address Book Twitter® Discount Airfares By Chapter 3 you’ll be building apps using Xcode®, Cocoa® and Interface Builder. You’ll learn object-oriented programming in Objective-C® and build apps using the latest iPhone 3.x technologies including the Game Kit, iPod library access and more. iPhone for Programmers include practical, example-rich coverage of: • iPhone SDK 3.x, XCode®, Interface Builder • Object-Oriented Programming in Objective-C® and Cocoa® • Collections, GUI, Event Handling • Controllers, Application Templates • UIView, Multi-Touch™ • Core Audio, Core Animation, NSTimer • Tables, UINavigationController • Map Kit, Core Location, GPS, Compass • Photos, iPod Library Access • Serialization

Slow Viscous Flow

Author: William E Langlois,Michel O. Deville

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319038354

Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

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Leonardo wrote, “Mechanics is the paradise of the mathematical sciences, because by means of it one comes to the fruits of mathematics”; replace “Mechanics” by “Fluid mechanics” and here we are. - From the Preface to the Second Edition Although the exponential growth of computer power has advanced the importance of simulations and visualization tools for elaborating new models, designs and technologies, the discipline of fluid mechanics is still large, and turbulence in flows remains a challenging problem in classical physics. Like its predecessor, the revised and expanded Second Edition of this book addresses the basic principles of fluid mechanics and solves fluid flow problems where viscous effects are the dominant physical phenomena. Much progress has occurred in the half a century that has passed since the edition of 1964. As predicted, aspects of hydrodynamics once considered offbeat have risen to importance. For example, the authors have worked on problems where variations in viscosity and surface tension cannot be ignored. The advent of nanotechnology has broadened interest in the hydrodynamics of thin films, and hydromagnetic effects and radiative heat transfer are routinely encountered in materials processing. This monograph develops the basic equations, in the three most important coordinate systems, in a way that makes it easy to incorporate these phenomena into the theory. The book originally described by Prof. Langlois as "a monograph on theoretical hydrodynamics, written in the language of applied mathematics" offers much new coverage including the second principle of thermodynamics, the Boussinesq approximation, time dependent flows, Marangoni convection, Kovasznay flow, plane periodic solutions, Hele-Shaw cells, Stokeslets, rotlets, finite element methods, Wannier flow, corner eddies, and analysis of the Stokes operator.

Flows and Chemical Reactions in Heterogeneous Mixtures

Author: Roger Prud'homme

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119054265

Category: Science

Page: 200

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This book - a sequel of previous publications 'Flows and Chemical Reactions' and 'Chemical Reactions in Flows and Homogeneous Mixtures' - is devoted to flows with chemical reactions in heterogeneous environments. Heterogeneous media in this volume include interfaces and lines. They may be the site of radiation. Each type of flow is the subject of a chapter in this volume. We consider first, in Chapter 1, the question of the generation of environments biphasic individuals: dusty gas, mist, bubble flow. Chapter 2 is devoted to the study at the mesoscopic scale: particle-fluid exchange of momentum and heat with determination of the respective exchange coefficients. In Chapter 3, we establish simplified equations of macroscopic balance for mass, for the momentum and energy, in the case of particles of one size (monodisperse suspension). Radiative phenomena are presented in Chapter 5.

Modeling Online Auctions

Author: Wolfgang Jank,Galit Shmueli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118031865

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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Explore cutting-edge statistical methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and modeling online auction data Online auctions are an increasingly important marketplace, as the new mechanisms and formats underlying these auctions have enabled the capturing and recording of large amounts of bidding data that are used to make important business decisions. As a result, new statistical ideas and innovation are needed to understand bidders, sellers, and prices. Combining methodologies from the fields of statistics, data mining, information systems, and economics, Modeling Online Auctions introduces a new approach to identifying obstacles and asking new questions using online auction data. The authors draw upon their extensive experience to introduce the latest methods for extracting new knowledge from online auction data. Rather than approach the topic from the traditional game-theoretic perspective, the book treats the online auction mechanism as a data generator, outlining methods to collect, explore, model, and forecast data. Topics covered include: Data collection methods for online auctions and related issues that arise in drawing data samples from a Web site Models for bidder and bid arrivals, treating the different approaches for exploring bidder-seller networks Data exploration, such as integration of time series and cross-sectional information; curve clustering; semi-continuous data structures; and data hierarchies The use of functional regression as well as functional differential equation models, spatial models, and stochastic models for capturing relationships in auction data Specialized methods and models for forecasting auction prices and their applications in automated bidding decision rule systems Throughout the book, R and MATLAB software are used for illustrating the discussed techniques. In addition, a related Web site features many of the book's datasets and R and MATLAB code that allow readers to replicate the analyses and learn new methods to apply to their own research. Modeling Online Auctions is a valuable book for graduate-level courses on data mining and applied regression analysis. It is also a one-of-a-kind reference for researchers in the fields of statistics, information systems, business, and marketing who work with electronic data and are looking for new approaches for understanding online auctions and processes. Visit this book's companion website by clicking here

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

An Introductory Guide

Author: Saif Anwaruddin,Joseph M. Martin,John C. Stephens,Arman T. Askari

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1607611953

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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A basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology is essential for optimal patient care. This practical book provides a concise tutorial of all the essential aspects of cardiovascular hemodynamics and the techniques used to assess cardiovascular performance. A high-yield reference, this book is replete with figures, tracings, tables, and clinical pearls that reinforce the basic tenets of hemodynamics. From identifying key findings of the patient history and physical exam to correlating hemodynamic tracings with acute clinical presentations, this book arms the reader with the tools necessary to handle any hemodynamic-related situation.

Principles of Electromagnetic Waves and Materials

Author: Dikshitulu K. Kalluri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466593725

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

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Principles of Electromagnetic Waves and Materials is a condensed version of the author’s previously published textbook, Electromagnetic Waves, Materials, and Computation with MATLAB®. This book focuses on lower-level courses, primarily senior undergraduate and graduate students in electromagnetic waves and materials courses. It takes an integrative approach to the subject of electromagnetics by supplementing quintessential "old-school" information and methods with the appropriate amount of material on plasmas for exposing the students to the broad area of Plasmonics and by striking a balance between theoretical and practical aspects. Ancillary materials are available upon qualifying course adoption.


Differential Equations:

Author: Rukmangadachari

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9332511640

Category:

Page: 472

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Differential Equations presents the basics of differential equations. With equal emphasis on theoretical and practical concepts, the book provides a balanced coverage of all topics essential to master the subject at the undergraduate level.