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Continuing a bestselling tradition, An Introduction to Cryptography, Second Edition provides a solid foundation in cryptographic concepts that features all of the requisite background material on number theory and algorithmic complexity as well as a historical look at the field.With numerous additions and restructured material, this edition presents the ideas behind cryptography and the applications of the subject. The first chapter provides a thorough treatment of the mathematics necessary to understand cryptography, including number theory and complexity, while the second chapter discusses cryptographic fundamentals, such as ciphers, linear feedback shift registers, modes of operation, and attacks.
Athletes routinely use psychological skills and interventions for performance enhancement but, perhaps surprisingly, not always to assist in recovery from injury. This book demonstrates the ways in which athletes and practitioners can transfer psychological skills to an injury and rehabilitation setting, to enhance recovery and the well-being of the athlete.Drawing on the very latest research in sport and exercise psychology, this book explores key psychological concepts relating to injury, explaining typical psychological responses to injury and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.
The author takes the novel approach of introducing the whole range of energies possessed by particles and electromagnetic waves at the beginning of the text, thus integrating coverage of ionising and nonionising radiation rather than considering them as two separate disciplines.
Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Services focuses on the safety requirements of the wholesale and retail trades, including warehousing. This detailed text describes the hazards associated with chemicals, compressed gases, and fire. In addition to discussing the ergonomics behind hand tools, ladders, machine guarding, material handling, and industrial trucks, the book: Addresses interventions and preventive approaches to help ensure a safe workplace Uses real-world examples and relevant illustrations Provides guidance on removal, delimiting, and mitigation of safety and health hazards Includes safety checklists and other tools for immediate use Identifies energy source exposures, potential hazards, and applicable regulations
Nowadays one only needs to read the newspaper headlines to appreciate the importance of Industrial Network Security. Almost daily an article comes out describing the threat to our critical infrastructure, from spies in our electrical grid to the looming threat of cyberwar. Whether we talk about process control systems that run chemical plants and refineries, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for utilities, or factory automation systems for discrete manufacturing, the backbone of our nation’s critical infrastructure consists of these industrial networks and is dependent on their continued operation.T
Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise.
Written by experts on the Microsoft .NET programming platform, ADO.NET in a Nutshell delivers everything .NET programmers will need to get a jump-start on ADO.NET technology or to sharpen their skills even further.
With contributions from today’s leading lightning engineers and researchers, this updated 2nd edition of Vernon Cooray’s classic text, The Lightning Flash provides the reader with an essential introduction to lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment.The Lightning Flash, 2nd edition is an updated and much-expanded book of the core title in our trio of lightning books (The Lightning Flash, Lightning Electromagnetics and Lightning Protection) by the highly-regarded author, Vernon Cooray.P
Examines contrast sensitivity of the human visual system–concerning the eye’s ability to distinguish objects from each other or from the background–and its effects on the image-forming process. The text provides equations for determining various aspects of contrast sensitivity, in addition to models (mathematical expressions) that can easily be adapted for practical applications.Contents- Introduction- References- Modulation threshold and noise- Model for the spatial contrast sensitivity of the eye- Extension of the contrast sensitivity model to extra-foveal vision- Extension of the contrast sensitivity model to the temporal domain- Effect of nonwhite spatial noise on contrast sensitivity- Contrast discrimination model- Image quality measure- Effect of various parameters on image quality- Epilogue- Summary- Samenvatting- Acknowledgments- Curriculum Vitae
Fiber Optic Essentials starts with a basic discussion on lightwaves and the phenomenon of refraction and reflection. It then goes on to introduces the reader to the field of fiber optics and covers some of the recent developments, such as fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation and nonlinear effects.
A fully updated and revised edition of a classic resource/self-teaching guide for anybody who wants to learn basic electricity, electronics and communications principles
This book is being used as both a classroom textbook and a hobbyist-level reference.
Authors: Androulidakis, Iosif, Kioupakis, Fragkiskos – EmmanouilDiscusses how industrial espionage and technical surveillance affect companies, organizations and individualsProvides tools for protecting intellectual property and preserving privacy in IT and telephonyPresents defenses against surveillance methods and intellectual property risks with balanced coverage of technical and theoretical issuesThis book examines technical aspects of industrial espionage and its impact in modern companies, organizations, and individuals while emphasizing the importance of intellectual property in the information era.
This filmography (including television and music video appearances) chronicles the career of Caroline Munro, a woman of humble beginnings whose chance entry in a "Face of the Year" photo competition propelled her to international fame as a model and actress, and whose work in genre cinema has won her the well-earned title of "First Lady of Fantasy." It provides complete technical and cast credits for each film, a synopsis, reviews and notes, and a foreword by Caroline Munro.
Despite efforts to curb tobacco use, global tobacco addiction remains as strong as ever. Smoking rates are declining very slowly in advanced countries, and they are increasing in the developing world. Yet, researchers still do not fully understand what drives smoking decisions.Life-Course Smoking Behavior presents smoking trajectories of different generations of women and men from ten of the world’s most visible countries, with nation-specific representative samples spanning more than eighty years of recent history.
Die Ideengeschichte der Physik geht neue Wege, indem sie den umfangreichen historischen Stoff nicht additiv darstellt, sondern wissenschaftstheoretisch reflektiert und nach thematischen Leitlinien (Materievorstellungen, Raum und Zeit, Erhaltungskonzepte, Extremalprinzipien, Theorie und Experiment) strukturiert. Damit vermittelt diese Darstellung im historischen Kontext ein tieferes Verständnis des physikalischen Denkens von der Antike bis heute und lotet zugleich die Dimension der Genesis physikalischer Begriffe aus, die in modernen Lehrbüchern zumeist nicht dargelegt wird.
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 150.Perhaps the most pressing scientific challenge before us concerns our understanding of the Earth and environmental change, which is occurring at a dramatic rate. Humanity can expect serious difficulties on the road ahead as a result, even to the point of threatening civilized progress itself. There is thus an urgent need to understand the state of the planet, to anticipate the effects and consequences of environmental change, and if necessary take preventive action.O
This is the second of two volumes offering the very first comprehensive treatise of self-organization and non-linear dynamics in electrochemical systems. The first volume covers general principles of self-organization as well as temporal instabilities.
The content of both volumes is organized so that each description of a particular electrochemical system is preceded by an introduction to basic concepts of nonlinear dynamics, in order to help the reader unfamiliar with this discipline to understand at least fundamental concepts and the methods of stability analysis.
As unique sources of coherent high-power, microwave, and millimeter-wave radiation, gyrotrons are an essential part of the hunt for controlled fusion. Presently, gyrotrons are actively used for electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating and current drive in various controlled fusion reactors. These sources have been under development in many countries for more than forty years. In spite of their widespread use, however, there is as yet no single book to introduce non-specialists to this vital field.N
Master Math: Trigonometry is written for students, teachers, tutors, and parents, as well as for scientists and engineers who need to look up principles, definitions, explanations of concepts, and examples pertaining to the field of trigonometry. Trigonometry is a visual and application-oriented field of mathematics that was developed by early astronomers and scientists to understand, model, measure, and navigate the physical world around them.
This book explores the dynamic processes in economic systems, concentrating on the extraction and use of the natural resources required to meet economic needs. Sections cover methods for dynamic modeling in economics, microeconomic models of firms, modeling optimal use of both nonrenewable and renewable resources, and chaos in economic models. This book does not require a substantial background in mathematics or computer science.
The classical econometric approach to modelling has been to specify a model up to a finite-dimensional parameter vector, and estimation and testing techniques have been widely used on these finite-dimensional parameter spaces. In the last fifteen years or so however, new methods have been developed to allow more flexible models which utilise infinite-dimensional parameters. Simultaneously, methods of moments estimation have also become more widely used and applied. In this book, the author provides a survey of these modern techniques and how they are applied to limited dependent variable (LDV) models.
This book aims to fill the gaps in the typical student’s mathematical training to the extent relevant for the study of econometrics. In most cases, proofs are provided and there is a verbal discussion of certain mathematical results.From the reviews of the third edition: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION "This is an appropriate text for graduate students and researchers in econometrics who want a quick introduction to the necessary mathematics or those who wish to review the material.&
For sometime now, I felt that the evolution of the literature of econo metrics had mandated a higher level of mathematical proficiency. This is particularly evident beyond the level of the general linear model (GLM) and the general linear structural econometric model (GLSEM). The problems one encounters in nonlinear econometrics are not easily amenable to treatment by the analytical methods one typically acquires, when one learns about probability and inference through the use of den sity functions.
This book is intended for second year graduate students and professionals who have an interest in linear and nonlinear simultaneous equations mod els. It basically traces the evolution of econometrics beyond the general linear model (GLM), beginning with the general linear structural econo metric model (GLSEM) and ending with the generalized method of mo ments (GMM). Thus, it covers the identification problem (Chapter 3), maximum likelihood (ML) methods (Chapters 3 and 4), two and three stage least squares (2SLS, 3SLS) (Chapters 1 and 2), the general nonlinear model (GNLM) (Chapter 5), the general nonlinear simultaneous equations model (GNLSEM), the special ca’3e of GNLSEM with additive errors, non linear two and three stage least squares (NL2SLS, NL3SLS), the GMM for GNLSEIVl, and finally ends with a brief overview of causality and re lated issues, (Chapter 6).
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