Mathematics for Computer Science

Author: Eric Lehman
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ISBN: 9789888407064
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This book covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.

Optimization and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Author: Dominique Thévenin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540721536
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The numerical optimization of practical applications has been an issue of major importance for the last 10 years. It allows us to explore reliable non-trivial configurations, differing widely from all known solutions. The purpose of this book is to introduce the state-of-the-art concerning this issue and many complementary applications are presented.

Spatial Complexity Informatics and Wildlife Conservation

Author: Samuel A. Cushman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9784431877714
Format: PDF
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As Earth faces the greatest mass extinction in 65 million years, the present is a moment of tremendous foment and emergence in ecological science. With leaps in advances in ecological research and the technical tools available, scientists face the critical task of challenging policymakers and the public to recognize the urgency of our global crisis. This book focuses directly on the interplay between theory, data, and analytical methodology in the rapidly evolving fields of animal ecology, conservation, and management. The mixture of topics of particular current relevance includes landscape ecology, remote sensing, spatial modeling, geostatistics, genomics, and ecological informatics. The greatest interest to the practicing scientist and graduate student will be the synthesis and integration of these topics to provide a composite view of the emerging field of spatial ecological informatics and its applications in research and management.

The Modernist Papers

Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784783471
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Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, renowned for his incisive studies of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the movement that dramatically broke with all tradition in search of progress for the first time since his acclaimed A Singular Modernity . The Modernist Papers is a tour de froce of anlysis and criticism, in which Jameson brings his dynamic and acute thought to bear on the modernist literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jameson discusses modernist poetics, including intensive discussions of the work of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Wallace Stevens, Joyce, Proust, and Thomas Mann. He explores the peculiarties of the American literary field, taking in William Carlos Williams and the American epic, and examines the language theories of Gertrude Stein. Refusing to see modernism as simply a Western phenomenon he also pays close attention to its Japanese expression; while the complexities of a late modernist representation of twentieth-century politics are articulated in a concluding section on Peter Weiss’s novel The Aesthetics of Resistance. Challenging our previous understanding of the literature of this pperiod, this monumental work will come to be regarded as the classic study of modernism.

Serving Country and Community

Author: Peter Frumkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674046788
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"Who benefits from AmeriCorps, VISTA, and National Civilian Community Corps? Frumkin and Jastrzab make important recommendations on how to improve the programs and resolve some of the political and administrative issues which have plagued these initiatives in the past two decades."ùJames Youniss, Catholic University of America --

Decrypted Secrets

Author: Friedrich L. Bauer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662034522
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Cryptology, for millennia a "secret science", is rapidly gaining in practical importance for the protection of communication channels, databases, and software. Beside its role in computerized information systems, cryptology is finding more and more applications inside computer systems and networks, extending to access rights and source file protection. The first part of this book treats secret codes and their uses - cryptography - before moving on to the process of covertly decrypting a secret code - cryptanalysis. Spiced with a wealth of exciting, amusing, and occasionally personal stories from the history of cryptology, and presupposing only elementary mathematical knowledge, this book will also stimulate general readers.

Advances in Water Science Methodologies

Author: U Aswathanarayana
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415375337
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This book is a useful guide to employing remote sensing data to explain and illustrate interactions between atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological processes, incorporating the latest developments in the field. A number of applications, such as water resources management, environmental monitoring, climate prediction, agriculture, and preparation for and mitigation of extreme weather events are characterised by widely varying requirements for the spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions of remotely sensed data. To reflect this diversity of needs, this book considers a range of available data assimilation methods and technology transfer practices to give the reader thorough coverage of the different aspects of the subject area and to identify potential growth areas of remote sensing applications. Ideal for both students and professionals, this book provides a fuller picture of the subject, with the inclusion of related subjects such as data management and geomorphology, and two case histories of water resource management, dealing with water harvesting and water pollution.

Coastal Dunes

Author: M. L. Martínez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540740023
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In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers recommendations for future research, identifying relevant topics where detailed knowledge is still lacking. It also identifies management tools that will promote and maintain the rich diversity of the dune environments in the context of continuing coastal development.

63 Documents the Government Doesn t Want You to Read

Author: Jesse Ventura
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1616085711
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Analyzes a series of public domain documents which demonstrate how the government has misled the public, engaging in deception about the objectives and scope of some of its programs and perpetuating wasteful spending and harmful cover-ups.