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Electromagnetics - Edward J. Rothwell, Michael J. Cloud
Between a first undergraduate course in electromagnetism (EM) and the advanced graduate course lies a middle ground that is essential to engineering students yet virtually ignored by most curricula. It is the transition from the basic, more superficial treatments to the sharply focused graduate studies that solidifies students' understanding of EM fundamentals before they move on to a specialized area of research. And it is here that academia-and practitioners still uneasy about the
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Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them - Ted Danson, Michael D'Orso
Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planet’s oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world’s major commercial fisheries.  In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-
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Error-Controlled Adaptive Finite Elements in Solid Mechanics - Erwin Stein, Ekkehard Ramm
Finite Element Methods are used for numerous engineering applications where numerical solutions of partial differential equations are needed. As computers can now deal with the millions of parameters used in these methods, automatic error estimation and automatic adaptation of the utilised method (according to this error estimation), has become a hot research topic. This text offers comprehensive coverage of this new field of automatic adaptation and error estimation, bringing together the work
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Advanced Organic Chemistry: Part B: Reaction and Synthesis (Advanced Organic Chemistry / Part B: Reactions and Synthesis) - Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
The control of reactivity to achieve specific syntheses is one of the overarching goals of organic chemistry. In the decade since the publication of the third edition, major advances have been made in the development of efficient new methods, particularly catalytic processes, and in means for control of reaction stereochemistry. This volume assumes a level of familiarity with structural and mechanistic concepts comparable to that in the companion volume, Part A, Structures and Mechanisms.
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Human Biology - Sylvia S Mader
Instructors consistently ask for a human biology textbook that helps students develop an understanding of the main themes of biology while placing the material in the context of the human body. Mader's "Human Biology" was developed to fill this void. To accomplish the goal of improving scientific literacy, while establishing a foundation of knowledge in human biology and physiology, "Human Biology" integrates a tested, traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches
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Frontiers Of Numerical Analysis: Durham 2004 (Universitext) - James Blowey
This book contains detailed lecture notes on four topics at the forefront of current research in computational mathematics. Each set of notes presents a self-contained guide to a current research area and has an extensive bibliography. In addition, most of the notes contain detailed proofs of the key results. The notes start from a level suitable for first year graduate students in applied mathematics, mathematical analysis or numerical analysis, and proceed to current research topics. The
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Zoologie obratlovců - Jiří Gaisler, Ján Zima
Kniha poskytuje základní informace o přirozené monofyletické skupině živočichů – strunatcích (Chordata) –, jejichž nejvýznamnější součástí jsou obratlovci (Vertebrata), zahrnující savce včetně člověka. Uplatnění nových poznatků si vyžádalo přepracování mnoha částí prvního vydání díla, zejména v oblasti vývojové biologie, fylogenetiky, systematiky a klasifikace obratlovců. Doplněna byla fakta z molekulární biologie, karyologie, fylogenetické systematiky, biodiverzity či behaviorální ekologie.
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Construction Of Mappings For Hamiltonian Systems And Their Applications (Lecture Notes In Physics) - Sadrilla S. Abdullaev
Based on the method of canonical transformation of variables and the classical perturbation theory, this innovative book treats the systematic theory of symplectic mappings for Hamiltonian systems and its application to the study of the dynamics and chaos of various physical problems described by Hamiltonian systems. It develops a new, mathematically-rigorous method to construct symplectic mappings which replaces the dynamics of continuous Hamiltonian systems by the discrete ones. Applications
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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think - Stephen M. Kosslyn, G. Wayne Miller
In this groundbreaking contribution to the literature of human personality, a celebrated psychologist and an award-winning author offer an exciting new way of thinking about our minds—and ourselves—based on a new way of looking at the brain.With cowriter G. Wayne Miller, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience, explains an exciting new theory of the brain for the first time. Summarizing extensive research in an inviting and accessible way, Kosslyn and Miller
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Domain Decomposition Methods--Algorithms and Theory - Andrea Toselli
This book offers a comprehensive presentation of some of the most successful and popular domain decomposition preconditioners for finite and spectral element approximations of partial differential equations. It places strong emphasis on both algorithmic and mathematical aspects. It covers in detail important methods such as FETI and balancing Neumann-Neumann methods and algorithms for spectral element methods.