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  • Matrix functions of bounded type : an interplay between function theory and operator theory / Raúl E. Curto, In Sung Hwang, Woo Young Lee
    QA331.5

  • Moufang loops and groups with triality are essentially the same thing / J.I. Hall
    QA174.2

  • Automorphisms of two-generator free groups and spaces of isometric actions on the byperbolic plane / William Goldman, Greg McShane, George Stantchev, Ser Peow Tan
    QA174.2

  • Spinors on singular spaces and the topology of causal fermion systems / Felix Finster, Niky Kamran
    QA641

  • On space-time quasiconcave solutions of the heat equation / Chuanqiang Chen, Xinan Ma, Paolo Salani
    QA 377 C4385 2019

  • On the stability of type I blow up for the energy super critical heat equation / Charles Collot, Pierre Raphaël, Jeremie Szeftel
    QA377

  • Spectral invariants with bulk, quasi-morphisms and Lagrangian floer theory / Kenji Fukaya, Yong-Geun Oh, Hiroshi Ohta, Kaoru Ono
    QA665

  • Algebraic geometry over C[infinity]-rings / Dominic Joyce
    QA 614.3 J69 2019
    If $X$ is a manifold then the $\mathbb R$-algebra $C^\infty (X)$ of smooth functions $c:X\rightarrow \mathbb R$ is a $C^\infty $-ring. That is, for each smooth function $f:\mathbb R^n\rightarrow \mathbb R$ there is an $n$-fold operation $\Phi _f:C^\infty (X)^n\rightarrow C^\infty (X)$ acting by $\Phi _f:(c_1,\ldots,c_n)\mapsto f(c_1,\ldots,c_n)$, and these operations $\Phi _f$ satisfy many natural identities. Thus, $C^\infty (X)$ actually has a far richer structure than the obvious $\mathbb R$-algebra structure. The author explains the foundations of a version of algebraic geometry in which rings or algebras are replaced by $C^\infty $-rings. As schemes are the basic objects in algebraic geometry, the new basic objects are $C^\infty $-schemes, a category of geometric objects which generalize manifolds and whose morphisms generalize smooth maps. The author also studies quasicoherent sheaves on $C^\infty $-schemes, and $C^\infty $-stacks, in particular Deligne-Mumford $C^\infty$-stacks, a 2-category of geometric objects generalizing orbifolds. Many of these ideas are not new: $C^\infty$-rings and $C^\infty $-schemes have long been part of synthetic differential geometry. But the author develops them in new directions. In earlier publications, the author used these tools to define d-manifolds and d-orbifolds, ``derived'' versions of manifolds and orbifolds related to Spivak's ``derived manifolds''.

  • Time Changes of the Brownian Motion
    QA274.75

  • Distribution of resonances in scattering by thin barriers / Jeffrey Galkowski
    QC19.2

  • Generalized Mercer kernels and reproducing kernel Banach spaces / Yuesheng Xu, Qi Ye
    QA 353 K47X8 2019

  • Geodesics, retracts, and the norm-preserving extension property in the symmetrized bidisc / Jim Agler, Zinaida Lykova, Nicholas Young
    QA 360 A45 2019

  • CR embedded submanifolds of CR manifolds / Sean N. Curry, A. Rod Gover
    QA 614.3 C87 2019

  • Crossed products of operator algebras / Elias G. Katsoulis, Christopher Ramsey
    QA 326 K38 2019

  • Extended states for the Schrödinger operator with quasi-periodic potential in dimension two / Yulia Karpeshina, Roman Shterenberg
    QC 174.17 S3K37 2019

  • Variations on a theorem of Tate / Stefan Patrikis
    QA 247 P38 2019

  • Fusion of defects / Arthur Bartels, Christopher L. Douglas, Andre Henriques
    QA 611 B2675 2019

  • On fusion systems of component type / Michael Aschbacher
    QA 177 A8255 2019

  • Measure and capacity of wandering domains in Gevrey near-integrable exact symplectic systems / Laurent Lazzarini, Jean-Pierre Marco, David Sauzin
    QA 665 L3995 2019

  • Interpolation for normal bundles of general curves / Atanas Atanasov, Eric Larson, David Yang
    QA 565 A83 2018

  • Covering dimension of C*-algebras and 2-coloured classification / Joan Bosa [and five others]
    QC 20.7 C14C68 2019

  • Dilations, linear matrix inequalities, the matrix cube problem, and beta distributions / J. William Helton [and three others]
    QA 188 D55 2019

  • Multilinear singular integral forms of Christ-Journé type / Andreas Seeger, Charles K. Smart, Brian Street
    QA 329.6 S44 2019

  • Algebras of singular integral operators with kernels controlled by multiple norms / Alexander Nagel, Fulvio Ricci, Elias M. Stein, Stephen Wainger
    QA 329.6 A44 2018

  • Strichartz estimates and the Cauchy problem for the gravity water waves equations / Thomas Alazard, Nicolas Burq, Claude Zuily
    QA 927 A3725 2018

  • Continuous-time random walks for the numerical solution of stochastic differential equations / Nawaf Bou-Rabee, Eric Vanden-Eijnden
    QA 274.23 B68 2018

  • Global regularity for 2D water waves with surface tension / Alexandru D. Ionescu, Fabio Pusateri
    QC 157 I66 2018

  • An SO(3)-monopole cobordism formula relating Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten invariants / Paul M.N. Feehan, Thomas G. Leness
    QA 613.66 F44 2018

  • Curvature : a variational approach / A. Agrachev, D. Barilari, L. Rizzi
    QA 645 A47 2018

  • On the geometric side of the Arthur trace formula for the symplectic group of rank 2 / Werner Hoffmann, Satoshi Wakatsuki
    QA 241 H568 2018

  • Cluster algebras and triangulated surfaces / Sergey Fomin, Dylan Thurston
    QA 251.3 F66 2018

  • On mesoscopic equilibrium for linear statistics in Dyson's Brownian motion / Maurice Duits, Kurt Johansson
    QA 274.75 D85 2018

  • A Morse-Bott approach to monopole Floer homology and the triangulation conjecture / Francesco Lin
    QA 612.3 L55 2018

  • Bellman function for extremal problems in BMO II : evolution / Paata Ivanisvili, Dmitriy M. Stolyarov, Vasily I. Vasyunin, Pavel B. Zatitskiy
    QA 403 I93 2018

  • Algebraic Q-groups as abstract groups / Olivier Frécon
    QA 174.2 F74 2018

  • Perihelia reduction and global Kolmogorov tori in the planetary problem / Gabriella Pinzari
    QB 351 P527 2018

  • Szegö kernel asymptotics for high power of CR line bundles and Kodaira embedding theorems on CR manifolds / Chin-Yu Hsiao
    QA 323 H75 2018

  • Federated learning / Qiang Yang, Yang Liu, Yong Cheng, Yan Kang, Tianjian Chen, Han Yu
    Q 325.5 Y364 2020eb

    How is it possible to allow multiple data owners to collaboratively train and use a shared prediction model while keeping all the local training data private?

    Traditional machine learning approaches need to combine all data at one location, typically a data center, which may very well violate the laws on user privacy and data confidentiality. Today, many parts of the world demand that technology companies treat user data carefully according to user-privacy laws. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a prime example. In this book, we describe how federated machine learning addresses this problem with novel solutions combining distributed machine learning, cryptography and security, and incentive mechanism design based on economic principles and game theory. We explain different types of privacy-preserving machine learning solutions and their technological backgrounds, and highlight some representative practical use cases. We show how federated learning can become the foundation of next-generation machine learning that caters to technological and societal needs for responsible AI development and application.


  • Physics of nonlinear waves / Mitsuhiro Tanaka
    QA 927 T367 2020eb

    This is an introductory book about nonlinear waves. It focuses on two properties that various different wave phenomena have in common, the "nonlinearity" and "dispersion", and explains them in a style that is easy to understand for first-time students.

    Both of these properties have important effects on wave phenomena. Nonlinearity, for example, makes the wave lean forward and leads to wave breaking, or enables waves with different wavenumber and frequency to interact with each other and exchange their energies.

    Dispersion, for example, sorts irregular waves containing various wavelengths into gentler wavetrains with almost uniform wavelengths as they propagate, or cause a difference between the propagation speeds of the wave waveform and the wave energy.

    Many phenomena are introduced and explained using water waves as an example, but this is just a tool to make it easier to draw physical images. Most of the phenomena introduced in this book are common to all nonlinear and dispersive waves.

    This book focuses on understanding the physical aspects of wave phenomena, and requires very little mathematical knowledge. The necessary minimum knowledges about Fourier analysis, perturbation method, dimensional analysis, the governing equations of water waves, etc. are provided in the text and appendices, so even second- or third-year undergraduate students will be able to fully understand the contents of the book and enjoy the fan of nonlinear wave phenomena without relying on other books.


  • Age of information : a new metric for information freshness / Yin Sun, Igor Kadota, Rajat Talak, Eytan Modiano
    QA 76.54 S863 2020eb

    Information usually has the highest value when it is fresh.

    For example, real-time knowledge about the location, orientation, and speed of motor vehicles is imperative in autonomous driving, and the access to timely information about stock prices and interest rate movements is essential for developing trading strategies on the stock market. The Age of Information (AoI) concept, together with its recent extensions, provides a means of quantifying the freshness of information and an opportunity to improve the performance of real-time systems and networks. Recent research advances on AoI suggest that many well-known design principles of traditional data networks (for, e.g., providing high throughput and low delay) need to be re-examined for enhancing information freshness in rapidly emerging real-time applications. This book provides a suite of analytical tools and insightful results on the generation of information-update packets at the source nodes and the design of network protocols forwarding the packets to their destinations. The book also points out interesting connections between AoI concept and information theory, signal processing, and control theory, which are worthy of future investigation.


  • Relativistic classical mechanics and electrodynamics / Martin Land, Lawrence P. Horwitz
    QA 808.5 L367 2020eb

    This book presents classical relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics in the Feynman-Stueckelberg event-oriented framework formalized by Horwitz and Piron.

    The full apparatus of classical analytical mechanics is generalized to relativistic form by replacing Galilean covariance with manifest Lorentz covariance and introducing a coordinate-independent parameter 𝜏 to play the role of Newton's universal and monotonically advancing time. Fundamental physics is described by the 𝜏-evolution of a system point through an unconstrained 8D phase space, with mass a dynamical quantity conserved under particular interactions. Classical gauge invariance leads to an electrodynamics derived from five 𝜏-dependent potentials described by 5D pre-Maxwell field equations. Events trace out worldlines as 𝜏 advances monotonically, inducing pre-Maxwell fields by their motions, and moving under the influence of these fields. The dynamics are governed canonically by a scalar Hamiltonian that generates evolution of a 4D block universe defined at 𝜏 to an infinitesimally close 4D block universe defined at 𝜏+𝑑𝜏. This electrodynamics, and its extension to curved space and non-Abelian gauge symmetry, is well-posed and integrable, providing a clear resolution to grandfather paradoxes. Examples include classical Coulomb scattering, electrostatics, plane waves, radiation from a simple antenna, classical pair production, classical CPT, and dynamical solutions in weak field gravitation. This classical framework will be of interest to workers in quantum theory and general relativity, as well as those interested in the classical foundations of gauge theory.


  • Bifurcation dynamics of a damped parametric pendulum / Yu Guo, Albert C.J. Luo
    QA 862 P4G863 2020eb

    The inherent complex dynamics of a parametrically excited pendulum is of great interest in nonlinear dynamics, which can help one better understand the complex world.

    Even though the parametrically excited pendulum is one of the simplest nonlinear systems, until now, complex motions in such a parametric pendulum cannot be achieved. In this book, the bifurcation dynamics of periodic motions to chaos in a damped, parametrically excited pendulum is discussed. Complete bifurcation trees of periodic motions to chaos in the parametrically excited pendulum include:

    period-1 motion (static equilibriums) to chaos, and period-𝑚 motions to chaos (𝑚 = 1, 2, ···, 6, 8, ···, 12).

    The aforesaid bifurcation trees of periodic motions to chaos coexist in the same parameter ranges, which are very difficult to determine through traditional analysis. Harmonic frequency-amplitude characteristics of such bifurcation trees are also presented to show motion complexity and nonlinearity in such a parametrically excited pendulum system. The non-travelable and travelable periodic motions on the bifurcation trees are discovered. Through the bifurcation trees of travelable and non-travelable periodic motions, the travelable and non-travelable chaos in the parametrically excited pendulum can be achieved. Based on the traditional analysis, one cannot achieve the adequate solutions presented herein for periodic motions to chaos in the parametrically excited pendulum. The results in this book may cause one rethinking how to determine motion complexity in nonlinear dynamical systems.


  • Multi-armed bandits : theory and applications to online learning in networks / Qing Zhao
    Q 325.5 Z536 2020eb

    Multi-armed bandit problems pertain to optimal sequential decision making and learning in unknown environments.

    Since the first bandit problem posed by Thompson in 1933 for the application of clinical trials, bandit problems have enjoyed lasting attention from multiple research communities and have found a wide range of applications across diverse domains. This book covers classic results and recent development on both Bayesian and frequentist bandit problems. We start in Chapter 1 with a brief overview on the history of bandit problems, contrasting the two schools--Bayesian and frequentis --of approaches and highlighting foundational results and key applications. Chapters 2 and 4 cover, respectively, the canonical Bayesian and frequentist bandit models. In Chapters 3 and 5, we discuss major variants of the canonical bandit models that lead to new directions, bring in new techniques, and broaden the applications of this classical problem. In Chapter 6, we present several representative application examples in communication networks and social-economic systems, aiming to illuminate the connections between the Bayesian and the frequentist formulations of bandit problems and how structural results pertaining to one may be leveraged to obtain solutions under the other.


  • Linguistic fundamentals for natural language processing II : 100 essentials from semantics and pragmatics / Emily M. Bender, Alex Lascarides
    QA 76.9 N38B455 2020eb

    Meaning is a fundamental concept in Natural Language Processing (NLP), in the tasks of both Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG).

    This is because the aims of these fields are to build systems that understand what people mean when they speak or write, and that can produce linguistic strings that successfully express to people the intended content. In order for NLP to scale beyond partial, task-specific solutions, researchers in these fields must be informed by what is known about how humans use language to express and understand communicative intents. The purpose of this book is to present a selection of useful information about semantics and pragmatics, as understood in linguistics, in a way that's accessible to and useful for NLP practitioners with minimal (or even no) prior training in linguistics.


  • Python for DevOps : learn ruthlessly effective automation / Noah Gift, Kennedy Behrman, Alfredo Deza, and Grig Gheorghiu
    QA 76.73 P98G54 2019eb

  • Toposes, algebraic geometry and logic [by] I. Bucur [and others] Edited by F.W. Lawvere
    QA 3 L28 no.274

  • Developmental biology / Michael J. F. Barresi, Scott F. Gilbert
    QL 955 G48 2020
    Developmental Biology, twelfth edition, engages students and empowers instructors to effectively teach both the stable principles and the newest front-page research of this vast, complex, and multi-disciplinary field. This much loved, well-illustrated, and remarkably well written textbook invigorates the classical insights of embryology with cutting edge material, and makes the most complex topics understandable to a new generation of students. Designed with the undergraduate student in mind, this new, streamlined edition now contains studies of plant development, expanded coverage of regeneration, over a hundred new and revised illustrations, and deeply integrated active learning resources that build on the text's enthusiasm and accuracy. This is a text designed to make students become excited about how animals and plants develop their complex bodies from simple origins.NEW TO THIS EDITIONA focused and streamlined presentation of essential content highlights the important principles of each sectionNew Further Development feature makes for easy distinction between foundational and advanced coverage in each chapter both in the text and onlineNew content on plant development is now included throughout the book to help students appreciate common developmental principles across organismsA new introductory chapter encompasses the big picture and introduces common themes that students will encounter throughout the bookAn upgraded and comprehensive chapter on regeneration reflects the excitement of new discoveries in this expanding area of developmental biologyThoroughly updated chapters include important new studies on single cell transcriptomes, stem cell niches, cell communication during morphogenesis, fertilization, CRISPR technology, and the effects of global climateAn upgraded illustration program includes more than 125 new and revised figures

  • The motion of a surface by its mean curvature / by Kenneth A. Brakke
    QA 312 B65

    Kenneth Brakke studies in general dimensions a dynamic system of surfaces of no inertial mass driven by the force of surface tension and opposed by a frictional force proportional to velocity. He formulates his study in terms of varifold surfaces and uses the methods of geometric measure theory to develop a mathematical description of the motion of a surface by its mean curvature. This mathematical description encompasses, among other subtleties, those of changing geometries and instantaneous mass losses.

    Originally published in 1978.

    The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


  • Polynomials orthogonal on a circle and interval. Translated from the Russian by D.E. Brown. Edited by Ian N. Sneddon
    QA 404.5 G383

  • Fourier integrals for practical applications, by George A. Campbell and Ronald M. Foster
    QA 404 C25 1948

  • Programming the IBM Personal Computer : UCSD PASCAL / Seymour V. Pollack
    QA 76.8 I2594 P64 1983

  • Thin sets in harmonic analysis; seminars held at Institute Mittag-Leffler, 1969/70. Edited by L.-Å. Lindahl and F. Poulsen
    QA 403 T55

  • Almost periodic functions; text tr. by Harvey Cohn; appendices tr. by F. Steinhardt
    QA 403 B62
    Motivated by questions about which functions could be represented by Dirichlet series, Harald Bohr founded the theory of almost periodic functions in the 1920s. This beautiful exposition begins with a discussion of periodic functions before addressing the almost periodic case. An appendix discusses almost periodic functions of a complex variable. This is a beautiful exposition of the theory of ""Almost Periodic Functions"" written by the creator of that theory; translated by H. Cohn.

  • Harmonic analysis and the theory of probability / by Salomon Bochner
    QA 403 B6

  • Optimization and stability problems in continuum mechanics; lectures presented at the symposium ... [held in] Los Angeles, California, August 24, 1971. Edited by P.K.C. Wang
    QA 808.2 S95 1971

  • Almaznye mestorozhdenii︠a︡ I︠A︡kutii. Nauch. redaktor V.S. Sobolev
    QE 393 R79

  • Inhuman Power : Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Capitalism / Nick Dyer-Witheford, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen and James Steinhoff
    Q 335 D94 2019eb

  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism, Nottingham, September 1964
    QC 753 I58 1964

  • The anatomy of the brain and nerves / William Feindel, editor
    QM 451 W713 1966

  • Mechanobiology from molecular sensing to disease / edited by Glen L. Niebur
    QP303
    Mechanobiology: From Molecular Sensing to Disease will provide a review of the current state of understanding of mechanobiology and its role in health and disease. It covers: Current understanding of the main molecular pathways by which cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli, A review of diseases that with known or purported mechanobiological underpinnings; The role of mechanobiology in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Experimental methods to capture mechanobiological phenomena; Computational models in mechanobiology. Presents our current understanding of the main molecular pathways by which cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli Provides a review of diseases with known or purported mechanobiological underpinnings Includes the role of mechanobiology in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Covers experimental methods to capture mechanobiological phenomena

  • Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment
    QH434

    Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes (AMR) in the Environment summarizes and updates information on antibiotic producing organisms and their resistance and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment. As antibiotic use continues to rise in healthcare, their fate, bioavailability and biomonitoring, and impacts on environment and public health are becoming increasingly important. The book addresses the impact of antibiotics and AMR to environment and public health and risk assessment. Moreover, it focused on the metagenomics and molecular techniques for the detection of antibiotics and antimicrobial genes. Lastly, it introduces management strategies, such as treatment technologies for managing antibiotics and AMR/ARGs-impacted environment, and bioremediation approaches.

    Summarizes and updates information on antibiotics and AMR/ARGs production and its fate and transport in the environment Includes phytoremediation and bioremediation technologies for environmental management

    Provides analysis of risk assessment of antibiotic resistance genes to help understand the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of antibiotics and AMR/ARGs


  • The zebrafish in biomedical research biology, husbandry, diseases, and research / edited by Samuel C. Cartner... [et al.]
    QL638.C94

    The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research: Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications is a comprehensive work that fulfills a critical need for a thorough compilation of information on this species. The text provides significant updates for working vivarium professionals maintaining zebrafish colonies, veterinarians responsible for their care and well-being, zoologists and ethologists studying the species, and investigators using the species to gain critical insights into human physiology and disease. As the zebrafish has become an important model organism for the study of vertebrate development and disease, organ function, behavior, toxicology, cancer, and drug discovery, this book presents an important resource for future research.

    Presents a complete view of the zebrafish, covering their biology, husbandry, diseases and research applications Includes the work of world-renowned authors Provides the first authoritative and comprehensive treatment of zebrafish in biomedical research as part of the ACLAM series

  • Artificial intelligence for computational modeling of the heart edited by Tommaso Mansi, Tiziano Passerini and Dorin Comaniciu
    QP111.4

    Artificial Intelligence for Computational Modeling of the Heart presents recent research developments towards streamlined and automatic estimation of the digital twin of a patient's heart by combining computational modeling of heart physiology and artificial intelligence. The book first introduces the major aspects of multi-scale modeling of the heart, along with the compromises needed to achieve subject-specific simulations. Reader will then learn how AI technologies can unlock robust estimations of cardiac anatomy, obtain meta-models for real-time biophysical computations, and estimate model parameters from routine clinical data. Concepts are all illustrated through concrete clinical applications.

    Presents recent advances in computational modeling of heart function and artificial intelligence technologies for subject-specific applications Discusses AI-based technologies for robust anatomical modeling from medical images, data-driven reduction of multi-scale cardiac models, and estimations of physiological parameters from clinical data Illustrates the technology through concrete clinical applications and discusses potential impacts and next steps needed for clinical translation

  • The global carbon cycle and climate change : scaling ecological energetics from organism to the biosphere / David E. Reichle
    QH344

    The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change examines the global carbon cycle and the energy balance of the biosphere, following carbon and energy through increasingly complex levels of metabolism from cells to ecosystems. Utilizing scientific explanations, analyses of ecosystem functions, extensive references, and cutting-edge examples of energy flow in ecosystems, it is an essential resource to aid in understanding the scientific basis of the role played by ecological systems in climate change.

    This book addresses the need to understand the global carbon cycle and the interrelationships among the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics in a holistic perspective. The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change is a compendium of easily accessible, technical information that provides a clear understanding of energy flow, ecosystem dynamics, the biosphere, and climate change.

    "Dr. Reichle brings over four decades of research on the structure and function of forest ecosystems to bear on the existential issue of our time, climate change. Using a comprehensive review of carbon biogeochemistry as scaled from the physiology of organisms to landscape processes, his analysis provides an integrated discussion of how diverse processes at varying time and spatial scales function. The work speaks to several audiences. Too often students study their courses in a vacuum without necessarily understanding the relationships that transcend from the cellular process, to organism, to biosphere levels and exist in a dynamic atmosphere with its own processes, and spatial dimensions. This book provides the template whereupon students can be guided to see how the pieces fit together. The book is self-contained but lends itself to be amplified upon by a student or professor. The same intellectual quest would also apply for the lay reader who seeks a broad understanding." --W.F. Harris| Deputy Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation (Retired); Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Retired)

    Provides clear explanations, examples, and data for understanding fossil fuel emissions affecting atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change, and the role played by ecosystems in the global cycle of energy and carbon Presents a comprehensive, factually based synthesis of the global cycle of carbon in the biosphere and the underlying scientific bases Includes clear illustrations of environmental processes

  • Mapping human and natural systems Pete Bettinger, Krista Merry, Kevin Boston
    Q387

    Mapping Human and Natural Systems covers our increasingly digital world - internet communications, cloud computing, etc., and how our ability to quickly and visually communicate is becoming increasingly important. The book provides the reader with a ready reference to learn about map creation and interpretation and to help them better interact with, and construct, maps. There are several software systems available that focus on maps and mapping, but no single resource that covers the fundamentals of mapping. This book fills that need.

    Presents unique reflections, diversions, inspections and translations to encourage critical thinking skills Includes a companion site to enhance the reflections, diversions, inspections and translations with additional resources Provides examples and discussions from seasoned natural resource professionals with over 80 years of combined professional experience

  • Building big data applications Krish Krishnan
    QA76.9.D45

    Building Big Data Applications helps data managers and their organizations make the most of unstructured data with an existing data warehouse. It provides readers with what they need to know to make sense of how Big Data fits into the world of Data Warehousing. Readers will learn about infrastructure options and integration and come away with a solid understanding on how to leverage various architectures for integration. The book includes a wide range of use cases that will help data managers visualize reference architectures in the context of specific industries (healthcare, big oil, transportation, software, etc.).

    Explores various ways to leverage Big Data by effectively integrating it into the data warehouse Includes real-world case studies which clearly demonstrate Big Data technologies Provides insights on how to optimize current data warehouse infrastructure and integrate newer infrastructure matching data processing workloads and requirements

  • Drought challenges : policy options for developing countries / edited by Everisto Mapedza, Daniel Tsegai, Michael Bruntrup, Robert McLeman
    QC929.28.D44

    Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought can occur anywhere, the systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations.

    Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world Analyzes policy linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, the private sector and communities Includes a discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

  • Lectures on finite element methods in continuum mechanics. Edited by J.T. Oden and E.R.A. Oliveira
    QA 808.2 N33 1971

  • Affine, vertex and W-algebras / Dražen Adamović, Paolo Papi, editors
    QA 252.3 A44 2019eb

  • Clean Ruby : a guide to crafting better code for Rubyists / Carleton DiLeo
    QA 76.73 R83D55 2019eb

  • Numerical methods for diffusion phenomena in building physics : a practical introduction / Nathan Mendes, Marx Chhay, Julien Berger, Denys Dutykh
    QC 320 M46 2019

  • How fermented foods feed a healthy gut microbiota : a nutrition continuum / M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Roland R. Arnold, José M. Bruno-Bárcena
    QP 144 F85H69 2019eb

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis : molecular infection biology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and new interventions / Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Nasreen Z. Ehtesham, Sonam Grover, editors
    QR201.T6

  • Reality and its order / Werner Heisenberg ; edited by Konrad Kleinknecht ; translated from German by M.B. Rumscheidt, N. Lukens and I. Heisenberg
    QC 6 H4513 2019eb

  • Three dimensional space-time analysis theory of geotechnical seismic engineering Changwei Yang... [et al.]
    QE 539.2 M37T47 2019

  • Multilinear Operator Integrals Theory and Applications / Anna Skripka, Anna Tomskova
    QA329.6

  • Inclusive B Jet Production in Proton-Proton Collisions Precision Measurement with the CMS Experiment at the LHC at √ S = 13 TeV / Patrick L.S. Connor
    QC793.5.P728

  • Mathematics in everyday life / John Haigh
    QA 93 H35 2019

  • Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks 16th International Symposium, I-SPAN 2019, Naples, Italy, September 16-20, 2019, Proceedings / Christian Esposito, Jiman Hong, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, editors
    QA76.5915

  • Scalable uncertainty management 13th International Conference, SUM 2019, Compiègne, France, December 16-18, 2019, Proceedings / Nahla Ben Amor, Benjamin Quost, Martin Theobald (eds.)
    Q375
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