Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood, second edition
Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood, second edition
Genetic Instabilities and Neurological Diseases, Second Edition,
Driven by the demands of research and the entertainment industry, the techniques of animation are pushed to render increasingly complex objects with ever-greater life-like appearance and motion. This rapid progression of knowledge and technique impacts professional developers, as well as students. Developers must maintain their understanding of conceptual foundations, while their animation tools become ever more complex and specialized. The second edition of Rick Parent's "Computer Animation" is an excellent resource for the designers who must meet this challenge. The first edition established its reputation as the best technically oriented animation text. This new edition focuses on the many recent developments in animation technology, including fluid animation, human figure animation, and soft body animation. The new edition revises and expands coverage of topics such as quaternions, natural phenomenon, facial animation, and inverse kinematics. The book includes up-to-date discussions of Maya scripting and the Maya C++ API, programming on real-time 3D graphics hardware, collision detection, motion capture, and motion capture data processing. The leading text for animation courses that have a technical focus. Includes companion site with contemporary animation examples drawn from research and entertainment, sample animations, and example code. Decribes the key mathematical and algorithmic foundations of animation that provide the animator with a deep understanding and control of technique.
The Crash was only the beginning. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The truth about the identity of Captain Callum's companion Mary, which began as a faint signal, grows louder--and she's seemingly connected to it all. The secret of the Crash and the mystery of the missing ship The Massive continues as the crew take on Norwegian whalers, and Callum's nemesis, Arkady.This second volume library edition hardcover collects issues #16-#30 of acclaimed writer Brian Wood's sprawling, post-apocalyptic epic.
This second edition of An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance helps plant, process, maintenance and reliability managers and engineers to develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance management program, providing proven strategies for regularly monitoring critical process equipment and systems, predicting machine failures, and scheduling maintenance accordingly. Since the publication of the first edition in 1990, there have been many changes in both technology and methodology, including financial implications, the role of a maintenance organization, predictive maintenance techniques, various analyses, and maintenance of the program itself. This revision includes a complete update of the applicable chapters from the first edition as well as six additional chapters outlining the most recent information available.Having already been implemented and maintained successfully in hundreds of manufacturing and process plants worldwide, the practices detailed in this second edition of An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance will save plants and corporations, as well as U.S. industry as a whole, billions of dollars by minimizing unexpected equipment failures and its resultant high maintenance cost while increasing productivity.* A comprehensive introduction to a system of monitoring critical industrial equipment* Optimize the availability of process machinery and greatly reduce the cost of maintenance* Provides the means to improve product quality, productivity and profitability of manufacturing and production plants
The Second Self – Computers and the Human Spirit Twentieth Anniversary Edition
As with any burgeoning technology that enjoys commercial attention, the use of data mining is surrounded by a great deal of hype. Exaggerated reports tell of secrets that can be uncovered by setting algorithms loose on oceans of data. But there is no magic in machine learning, no hidden power, no alchemy. Instead there is an identifiable body of practical techniques that can extract useful information from raw data. This book describes these techniques and shows how they work. The book is a major revision of the first edition that appeared in 1999. While the basic core remains the same, it has been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place over five years, and now has nearly double the references. The highlights for the new edition include thirty new technique sections; an enhanced Weka machine learning workbench, which now features an interactive interface; comprehensive information on neural networks; a new section on Bayesian networks; plus much more.* Authors, Ian Witten and Eibe Frank, are the recipients of the 2005 ACM SIGKDD Service Award* Algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data miningincluding tried and true techniques as well as leading edge methods* Performance improvement techniques that work by transforming the input or output* Downloadable Weka, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks, including tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualizationin a new, interactive interface
The petroleum industry spends millions of dollars every year to combat the formation of hydrates - the solid, crystalline compounds that form from water and small molecules - that cause problems by plugging transmission lines and damaging equipment. They are a problem in the production, transmission and processing of natural gas and it is even possible for them to form in the reservoir itself if the conditions are favorable. Natural Gas Hydrates is written for the field engineer working in the natural gas industry, This book explains how, when and where hydrates form, while providing the knowledge necessary to apply remedies in practical applications, . New to the second edition, the use of new inhibitors: Kinetic Inhibitors and Anticoagulants and the topic of kinetics of hydrates. How fast do they form? How fast do they melt? New chapters on Hydrates in Nature, hydrates on the seafloor and a new section has also been added regarding the misconceptions about water dew points. Chapters on Hydrate Types and Formers, Computer Methods, Inhibiting Hydrate Formation with Chemicals, Dehydration of Natural Gas and Phase Diagrams Hydrate Dehydration of Natural Gas and Phase Diagrams have been expanded and updated along with the companion website* Understand what gas hydrates are, how they form and what can be done to combat their formation* Avoid the same problems BP experienced with clogged pipelines* Presents the four most common approaches to evaluate hydrates: heat, depressurization, inhibitor chemicals, and dehydration.
Structured COBOL Programming Seventh Edition with Syntax Reference Guide Second Edition and Getting Started with Micro Focus Personal COBOL 3.5 Inch Disk